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January 9, 2016 Fresh off being named the state’s top movie theater by WCCO, business is strong at Canby’s restored movie hall — once again the pride and joy of the small town. Here’s looking at you, Canby Theater. more »»

Finding her own way

January 9, 2016 Encaustic paintings by New London artist on display at SMAC gallery MARSHALL — When she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Marjorie Nilssen’s response was always “an artist!”... more »»

2015: The year that was

December 26, 2015 What will you remember about the year 2015? So much happened in and around Marshall during the past year, and, unfortunately, there was plenty of bad news to go around. more »»

‘A great honor’ for SMSU theater

December 26, 2015 MARSHALL — For the first time in 40 years, the Southwest Minnesota State University theater department will have a show that was selected as an invited production for a regional festival. more »»

New at the library

December 26, 2015 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Burke, James Lee. House of the Rising Sun • Clancy, Tom. Commander in Chief • McCrea, Gavin. Mrs. Engels • Steel, Danielle. more »»

Gifts from the heart

December 19, 2015 If you haven’t got your Christmas shopping done yet, now is crunch time, and for anyone looking for a non-traditional shopping spree, it’s worth your while to check out the handmade gifts at Advance... more »»

Art in the family

December 19, 2015 MARSHALL — Dave Meier of Marshall and his daughter-in-law Cat Abbott may use different art mediums to create their work, but the latest exhibit at MAFAC shows how well they blend together. more »»

Learning the fun-and-games way

December 12, 2015 On a recent Friday afternoon, students in grades 5-8 at Holy Redeemer School were not sitting and doing math problems or reading quietly. Some were rolling out colorful duct tape for a project. more »»

Photo: The old man is back

December 5, 2015 Monday’s snowfall doesn’t guarantee a white Christmas, but it does signal the triumphant return of winter in southwest Minnesot. more »»

Spellbound Theatricals to present ‘Upon A Midnight Clear’ in Tracy, Hadley

December 5, 2015 MARSHALL — For its first musical, Spellbound Theatricals of Slayton is combining favorite holiday stories and songs and bringing them to Tracy and Hadley. more »»

All for Ag

November 28, 2015 What does a national gathering of FFA students look like? Well, there are a whole lot of navy blue jackets, for starters. more »»

Dancing from her heart

November 28, 2015 MARSHALL — Stepheni Hubert has danced for more than 25 years, which included time with the Southwest School of Dance, and in the last three years, her life has centered around dance. more »»

New at the library

November 28, 2015 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Butcher, Jim. The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires #1) • Clark, Clare. We That Are Left • Coleman, Reed Farrel. Robert B. more »»

Gracing our pages

November 21, 2015 So many people have added personality to the pages of the Independent throughout the years. Today, We thank them for their contributions. more »»

Kids in the kitchen

November 14, 2015 Kids Culinary Class at SMSU is a learning experience for all If you would have peeked through the windows of the kitchen classrooms at Southwest Minnesota State University last weekend, it would... more »»

His mother's treasures

November 7, 2015 TYLER — The fun of collecting includes the hunt, maybe some research and sharing the stories with others. A Marshall man now has his mother’s collections to help keep her memory alive. more »»

A view of the city

November 7, 2015 Minneapolis photographer is latest to exhibit at SMSU’s Whipple Gallery MARSHALL — When Minneapolis photographer Doug Johnson goes out looking for a shot, he’ll take his camera and tripod, hit the... more »»

Art that tells a story

November 7, 2015 Landscape paintings by New London artist will be at the SMAC gallery MARSHALL — The latest paintings of New London artist Kari CL Weber tell a story about the farmland. more »»

Scary stories

October 31, 2015 What is it that draws viewers to scary movies? Is it the suspense factor? The jump scare? That rush of adrenaline when you hear the eerie music before something horrible happens? From the classics,... more »»

Always with purpose

October 24, 2015 Brandon Swanson’s disappearance seven years ago has spurred numerous searches, the most recent taking place last weekend. more »»



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