Local News

Out-of-home placements rising, YMC report shows

GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County Service Center Director Rae Ann Keeler-Aus is reporting today to the board of commissioners an overall increase of out-of-home placements (OHP) from 2016 to 2017. The rising child protection case numbers are resulting in adoptions. “In January 2017, ...

Dentist giving back

MARSHALL — It’s been almost 10 years since Sgt. 1st Class Matt Kahler died in Afghanistan, but he hasn’t been forgotten by his family and organizations that support veterans and fallen heroes. Minnesota’s Heroes Orthodontic Program of the Minnesota Dental Foundation has enabled ...

December hearing date set for WG police chief case

MARSHALL — A plea hearing date has been set for the Walnut Grove police chief accused of soliciting sex with a minor, Redwood County court records said. Court documents setting a December hearing date were filed on Nov. 16, one week after a judge denied a motion to dismiss the charges ...

Lincoln County Board approves $8,977.50 for ditch repairs

IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board of Commissioner voted unanimously last week to pay the $8,977.50 bill presented by A & C Construction at the previous meeting, but had been disputed then tabled. Environmental Administrator Robert Olsen discussed the previous issue with JD 31 and the ...

Highs and lows of diabetes

MARSHALL — Karis Bell, a first-grader at Park Side Elementary, brought cupcakes with blue-colored frosting to class last week in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month. Before she had the cupcake she had to check in with the school nurse, Cindy Pfeiffer. Karis has type 1 diabetes and ...

Unlikely hero?

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on Dr. Ayaz Virji’s talk on Islam in Post-Trump America. MARSHALL — Members of Dr. Ayaz Virji’s own community attempted to silence him. Others from a neighboring area called him the anti-Christ. He even received death ...

Send-off for Rabbits

The Wabasso Rabbits football team received a screaming send-off Friday morning before the trip to Minneapolis for the Class A state championship game against Minneota at U.S. Bank. Team mothers served breakfast and gave out goodie bags for the two-day trip. Fans lined the streets, waiving face ...

Small-town church draws big name trainer

GHENT — To get quality religious training, one must often look to big-time seminaries or universities. However, in January, St. Eloi Church in Ghent will host a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium. “Beginning in January, St. Eloi will be hosting a National Faith Formation Program to ...

Decorations, candy canes for sale at Holy Redeemer

Holy Redeemer Faith Formation is selling balsam fir wreaths, crosses, candy canes and garland for a fund-raiser. To purchase an item call the Faith Formation Office on Monday at 532-3602 or stop by the Holy Redeemer Parish Center.

Brau Brothers Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner is Jan. 26

Brau Brothers Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner will take place to benefit the United Way of Southwest Minnesota at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Brau Brothers Brewing Company at 1010 E. Southview Drive, Marshall in the Brew House. The event will include a five-course meal with each ...

Pride in the Tiger Fund Use Grants for October 2017 announced

The Pride in the Tiger Foundation has awarded $64,555 in Fund Use Grants in October. These grants are awarded to both public and private schools and support worthwhile initiatives in Marshall schools. Individuals within Marshall schools go through an application process, and those requests are ...

The vision of a community Thanksgiving dinner blossomed

MARSHALL — A community event that began with a vision from God has blossomed to serving our entire region. Bonnie Guza of Ivanhoe remembers praying with the late Cathy Hively just over 27 years ago about starting a community Thanksgiving dinner as was served at the Armory in Marshall on ...

WHS WE ACT hosts No-Shave November contest

WABASSO — It got a little hairy in November at Wabasso High School. The WE ACT club sponsored a No-Shave November contest to raise funds for its community chest that helps support families in need due to cancer cases or other tragedy. In the November contest that concluded at 2 p.m. ...

‘One big team’ in Minneota

MINNEOTA — As you drive through the small community of Minneota, there are no signs posted that wish the Vikings football team “good luck” as they prepare to take on the Wabasso Rabbits in the State 1A Championship on Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Some might think the ...

Amended Lyon County buffer zone ordinance approved

MARSHALL — On a 3-2 split vote, the Lyon County Board voted at its Tuesday meeting to approve an amended version of the Lyon County Buffer Ordinance. While all the commissioners believe that having local control over the policing of the buffer zone regulations, not all could agree on the ...

Breyfogle hearing rescheduled

MARSHALL — A court hearing for a rural Marshall man charged with firing a gun in the presence of people on West Main Street in October was once again rescheduled. The rescheduled hearing will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 19. The original hearing for Daniel Nathan Breyfogle, 31, had been postponed ...

Balaton, Milroy awarded broadband grant funding

MARSHALL — Balaton and Milroy are among the 39 Border-to-Border Broadband Grant recipients in Greater Minnesota announced by Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on Tuesday. The new round of grants, totaling more than $26 million, is expected ...

Republican candidates for governor invited to Marshall forum Nov. 27

The leading Republican candidates for governor are slated to participate in a forum in Marshall on Monday, Nov. 27. The program will be in the Student Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. A meet the candidates reception begins at 6:15 p.m., with the forum following at 7 p.m. The ...

Driver improvement program offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 11 (four-hour refresher course) at First English Lutheran Church, 245 Hughes St., Tyler. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; registration is requested. A MN Highway Safety & ...