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Hello, 2016

December 26, 2015 Welcome 2016! With the New Year comes exciting opportunities to try out new programs. Some will be held in house and others “outside the walls!” Our focus this year will be that of “Living Lif. more »»

Years of change

December 26, 2015 Having grown up in Tracy in the ’70s and early ’80s I often find myself reflecting on the growth and change of our area over the years. more »»

Tax preparations

December 26, 2015 Income tax filing season is soon upon us--do you know where your local free tax clinic is? Area residents can receive valuable help at tax time this winter/spring from Western Community Action,... more »»

Facility updates and christmas giving

November 28, 2015 When viewed from the outside the Y is a community non-profit with a stable foundation of facility space and equipment. more »»

Giving thanks

November 28, 2015 I am fortunate enough to be chosen to write our monthly column during the Thanksgiving holiday. more »»

The importance of reading

November 28, 2015 For the record, I have always strongly believed that reading is the foundation for everything else we teach in schools; if students struggle to read, it has been my experience that they are going to... more »»

Undergraduate Research Conference is next week

November 28, 2015 This coming week we are excited to host our 10th Annual SMSU Undergraduate Research Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.. more »»

United Way’s impact

November 28, 2015 On behalf of the United Way team and 20-member board of directors, we extend wishes of a warm and happy Thanksgiving. more »»

Celebrating seniors

November 28, 2015 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That is how the song goes, and for many of us, holiday time is a most wonderful time. As we continue the journey the holiday season changes. more »»

One day, one book, amazing fish

October 31, 2015 More than 100 volunteers across Southwest Minnesota participated in Read for the Record last week. more »»

Goals for the future

October 31, 2015 Over the past year the SMSU community has engaged in a robust strategic planning effort focused on involving the entire campus. more »»

WCA tax volunteers prepare with care and file with a smile

October 31, 2015 It’s that time of year again! In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, many people stop to think about ways they can help others. more »»

Recognizing some important people

October 31, 2015 The 2015-2016 school year in the Marshall Public School District is one-fourth complete, as the first quarter ended on Friday, Oct. 2. more »»


October 31, 2015 It’s the month of transition into a season of celebrating holidays. A time to stop and be thankful for all that we have. more »»

Seeking feedback

October 31, 2015 The Marshall Area YMCA was conceived through citizen foresight, built through community donations and is being sustained by the ongoing participation and support of volunteers, members, program... more »»

Membership drive

September 26, 2015 Some may be asking why join? What are the dues? First-join a group of individuals at the same point on the journey of life. more »»


September 26, 2015 Homecoming week on the SMSU campus is the highlight of the fall for many students, faculty, alumni and community members. more »»

Energy assistance

September 26, 2015 With the beautiful weather we’ve been experiencing it’s hard to believe that fall is upon us, soon to be followed by winter! If you don’t yet have a plan on how you’re going to pay your energy bills... more »»

39,000 local people

September 26, 2015 The United Way of Southwest Minnesota annual fund-raising campaign is now underway. more »»

The YMCA’s wartime role and the inter-allied games

September 26, 2015 The YMCA in the United States was already 66 years old when the U.S. entered World War I in 1917. By this time, Y volunteers had already served in the U.S. more »»



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