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A precious act of kindness

January 12, 2013 COTTONWOOD — At Lakeview Schools in Cottonwood, the students get a chance to learn life lessons as well as schoolwork. more »»

Crystal's craft

January 12, 2013 One of the things Crystal Wambeke enjoys seeing when people peruse her jewelry at various craft shows is their response. Wambeke designs and creates jewelry and accessories under the name C. more »»

Murray County Museum receives grant for WWI exhibit

January 12, 2013 As she saw that Southwest Minnesota State University was commemorating the 150th year of the Civil War, SMSU professor Anita Gaul had an idea spring to mind. more »»

Winter is most definitely back

January 5, 2013 AREA — This past weekend, area residents were able to take part in a couple of snow-related events put on by the Shetek Environmental Center — a moonlight snowshoe hike in Garvin Park and... more »»

A quick study

January 5, 2013 MARSHALL — About a year and a half ago, Amy Gillingham of Marshall turned to an online resource to learn how to croche. more »»

Turning the page on 2012

December 29, 2012 Jan. 4: The Lyon County Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army blows away the old fundraising record by bringing in $28,000 in 2011. The previous record, set in 2010, was $17,000. Jan. more »»

Pedaling prowess

December 29, 2012 Ray Gorder of Lamberton says he’s not a big TV watcher, he just likes to be outsid. more »»

Effie’s efforts

December 15, 2012 TYLER Elfriede Petersen still had part of the uniform from her first job after high school. more »»

Attention to detail

December 15, 2012 MARSHALL — Marshall High School student Elizabeth Breyfogle likes a good artistic challenge. So when her teacher gave her a large mural project, she took it on. more »»

Drawn to nature’s beauty

December 15, 2012 More than 35 years ago, Kathy Peterson of Redwood Falls started turning pheasant feathers into pieces of art “just for the fun of it. more »»

Tech on the treadmill

December 8, 2012 Fitness is not just for athletes. In a time when more and more of us spend our working days sitting down, we need to actively pursue fitness just to have enough energy to get through the da. more »»

No boys allowed

December 8, 2012 MARSHALL — After she won a modeling contest on an MTV program, Anna Johnson was offered a contract with an agency in New York City and a chance to be in Cosmo Girl. more »»

A wealth of story ideas

December 8, 2012 As a kid, Jody Isaackson said she read a lot of Mary C. Jane mysteries. “I’m an avid reader but especially mysteries,” she said. So a couple of years ago, she decided to write her own mystery. more »»

A visual display

December 1, 2012 Shortly before the start of this past school year, high school visual arts teacher Paul Tuszynski had the opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime. more »»

A strong showing

December 1, 2012 MARSHALL — Southwest School of Dance director Charlotte Wendel said the hardest thing about dance is finding good music. more »»

Man of many faces

November 24, 2012 There is a teapot Santa, snow globe Santa, scrub brush holder Santa and a nutcracker Santa. Many shapes and sizes of Santa figurines have found their way to the Norma and Don Klein household. more »»

Ready to perform

November 24, 2012 MARSHALL — Dancing dads, a jazz number comparable to a Broadway production, Santa Claus, cute little 3-year-olds dancing to “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”?and three months of hard work are going... more »»

Addy’s creations

November 17, 2012 For almost 40 years, Addy Van Moer of Marshall has found a way to reuse different items, from outdated jewelry and old sweaters to florals and gourd. more »»

Leaving an impression

November 17, 2012 When she was caring for her mother in hospice, Sarah Kroenke knew exactly what she wanted to do in life. more »»

Bound & determined

November 10, 2012 A lifelong love of the outdoors inspired Jean Sanford Replinger of Marshall to join Outward Bound and open up the organization to girls back in 1965. She did it, she said, “because I was a girl. more »»

 
 

 

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