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November 17, 2012 For almost 40 years, Addy Van Moer of Marshall has found a way to reuse different items, from outdated jewelry and old sweaters to florals and gourd.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

Taking on the challenge

November 10, 2012 MARSHALL — What Southwest Minnesota State University students appreciate about doing a show in the Black Box Theatre is that they handle everything themselves, from the directing to the costume... more »»

Serving up some hip hop

November 10, 2012 Whenever David KelseyBassett of Currie would get together with his friend Nate Einck of Pipestone, they’d end up talking about hip hop music. “We’re both hip hop geeks,” KelseyBassett said. more »»


November 3, 2012 Lots of people love animals, and few get the opportunity to keep more than a couple as pets, but when you live on a farm the possibilities are endless. more »»

‘They pay me to do this?’

November 3, 2012 MARSHALL — Mark Jorgensen has been through four different careers in his lifetime. And his current career path has taken him to South Korea and Uzbekistan. more »»

Poetic images

November 3, 2012 MARSHALL Bringing together the work of poet Florence Chard Dacey and photographer Bill Van der Hagen was a good match for MAFAC. Images in Photography and Poetry will be on display through De. more »»

Up to speed

October 27, 2012 SHETEK TOWNSHIP — A lot of kids want to be race car drivers when they grow up. Bill Bergeron jokes that he’s achieved half of that dream. more »»

A gutsy heroine

October 27, 2012 MARSHALL — For her first book, California author Rayme Waters decided to tackle a tough subject, addiction to methamphetamines. But the novel is also about how one overcomes that addiction, she sai. more »»

SMO to stir up some ‘spooky’ sounds

October 27, 2012 MARSHALL — A taste of “Star Wars” and “Fantasia,” along with a twist of “Twilight” is just a few of the highlights of the upcoming Southwest Minnesota Orchestra concert. more »»

Speaking of success …

October 20, 2012 The Marshall High School speech program has been a strong organization for the past 30 years, in part because of one family’s passion for the activit. more »»

Friendly competition

October 20, 2012 MARSHALL — Dancers and friends Alyssa Louwagie and Hannah Pfeiffer are competing against each other in an upcoming dance event, but it doesn’t bother them. In fact, they’ll be cheering each other o. more »»

Pulling their own weight

October 20, 2012 MARSHALL — Not only do the actors in the first production of the theater season at Southwest Minnesota State University have to get physically prepared for the show, they had to learn about the time... more »»

Catch them if you can

October 13, 2012 Running is a part of training for many youth sports. But it was the main event for one group of kids gathered outside the Ivanhoe school building earlier this week. more »»

A ‘kitchen party’

October 13, 2012 Wanting to give his students the opportunity to experience a new form of music, Murray County Central High School choral instructor Ryan Werdon remembered a quartet of musicians from his college days. more »»

‘He’s challenging us musically’

October 13, 2012 A familiar face to the area has taken the reins of the Buffalo Ridge Chorale, and the group is glad to have him. Plus, kids have become a welcome addition, forming their own chorale. more »»

United for 50 years

October 6, 2012 Back in 1962, gas was 25 cents a gallon, candy bars were a nickel and the organization now known as the United Way of Southwest Minnesota was in its infancy. more »»



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