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Community Voices

Manchin owes Democrats his own plan for social spending

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has gotten an enormous amount of publicity for defying President Biden’s proposed social spending plan. He announced that he can’t support the Build Back America plan, that it just costs too much money. He’s been labeled a traitor by some progressive ...

Program instills love of reading at young age

There are countless ways the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) impacts our communities. The program that has made a difference in my family’s life is the Imagination Library program. My two children, Georgia (5) and Boden (2) have been enjoying the program since they were born. ...

Wear blue, bring awareness to human trafficking

January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as well as National Stalking Awareness Month. WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. (WRAP) has been and continues to serve victims of trafficking since 2020 as well as victims of domestic violence since 1994 in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood ...

Navigating your first year in retirement

Like most Americans, you’ve probably spent years working to achieve the retirement of your dreams. Then there comes a point when this career milestone changes from a distant goal to an imminent reality. You can make your first year away from work more rewarding and less stressful when you ...

Accomplished actress Betty White left a lasting legacy

When it comes to the earliest days of television, Betty White was truly the last of the originals. She was a professional actress before television emerged as a worldwide sensation in the mid 20th century. She was planning to celebrate her 100th birthday later this month. Even considering ...

On the Porch

Christopher F. Case has the distinction of being Lyon County’s first historian. Lyon County was established formally on Aug. 12, 1870 when the first meeting of the commissioners was held in Lynd. In 1884, C. F. Case published the first history of Lyon County, published by the Marshall ...