Marshall Independent, 25 Sep 2016 15:00:36 EDTSun, 25 Sep 2016 15:00:36 EDT Takes for Sept. 23 the city of Canby proud THUMBS UP: Kudos to Canby Elementary, which was recently ranked as the state's top elementary school in multiple measurements ratings. The Canby News reported this week that it received an MMR of 9.Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTSadly kind of expected, but not the reaction we were hoping for the nation's largest Somali community, perhaps it's easy to say some kind of terror attack by a person of Somali descent was inevitable, but it doesn't make it any easier to accept.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTAre we naive enough to believe that bullying had actually gone away? news item posted by the Washington Post last week told the story of 9-year-old Jackson Grubb of West Virginia, who hanged himself earlier this month. Some family members contend the boy's action was the result of bullyin.Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes for Sept. 16's 'Pursuit' time once again THUMBS UP: If you're looking for something to do Saturday, check out the annual Pursuit of Excellence marching band event at Southwest Minnesota State University.Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTShort Takes for Sept. 9 loses longtime educator THUMBS DOWN: The Marshall education community lost an important part of its family recently with the passing of former teacher Gregory Van Hee, who died of leukemia.Fri, 9 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT