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Digging into test data at MPS

MARSHALL — The COVID-19 pandemic, and having to switch to distance and hybrid learning for a year, definitely had an impact on Marshall students. But even though state test scores were down at Marshall Public Schools this spring, there were still some good signs, said Director of Teaching ...

A forest of healthy food

MARSHALL — Lyon County 4-H members recently helped plant some new trees near Marshall’s trail system — but it wasn’t just a landscaping project. The trees — including apple, pear, plum and cherry trees — are going to provide fresh fruit for members of the public. “It was a ...

A pre-game dance performance

Members of the Marshall Lil Tiger Dancers performed a routine before the Marshall football game on Friday at Mattke Field. The Marshall Tiger Dance Team hosted a Lil Tiger Dance Camp for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade where they learned fun dance skills and got the chance to ...

Business Briefs for Oct. 18

Avera earns highest level among ‘Most Wired’ Health Systems Avera has again earned the highest level of recognition as a Level 10 organization in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired Survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The CHIME ...

A chance to say goodbye

MINNEOTA — Elaine Johnson was 13 when her brother Earl Halvorson left to join the Navy, but she said she never got the chance to say goodbye to him. Then for 75 years Earl was missing. The submarine Earl Halvorson served on disappeared during World War II. Everything changed when the ...

A visit to the veterans memorial

A group of residents and staff from Hill Street Place tour Memorial Park in downtown Marshall on Friday afternoon. Residents got to see both the veterans memorial and the 9/11 memorial in the park. Marc Klaith (at right) guided the tour, answering questions and talking about the history of the ...