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Library issue back in commissioners hands

• “I’m not taking funds away from the Marshall Library, they’re walking away from the funds I
have for them.”
— Commissioner Charlie Sanow.

The library issue is back in the hands of the Lyon County Board after a hearing last week in which area residents had a chance to weigh in on the issue.  read entire story. . . .


Wednesday, July 30 to Saturday, August 2, Marshall


Wednesday, July 30
Noon — Cock-A-Doodle Zoo
2 p.m. — Special Olympics,
   Disability Awareness Day  read entire story. . . .

Unique golf club cover

If you’re an animal and Dale Verschelde is around the golf course in Minneota, you may want to watch what you’re doing. Verschelde caught this animal on the Countryside Golf Course and turned it into a cover for his golf clubs. He participated in the Wynston Boe Golf Tournament in Minneota on Sunday. Staff Photos by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Seifert endorsed by local legislators

State Representative Chris Swedzinski (R-Ghent) and Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) today offered their public endorsement of Marty Seifert, candidate for governor of Minnesota.
Swedzinski and Dahms are encouraging the voters of southwest Minnesota to vote for Marty Seifert in the August 12 primary election.  read entire story. . . .

Help Wanted: Group in search of ‘Woman Power’

The Bloodmobile, Toys for Tots, Kiddie Parade, Adopt-A-Highway and BINGO at the manor.
What do they all have in common?  read entire story. . . .

Yellow Medicine River chosen to pilot clean water project

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) recently unveiled the One Watershed, One Plan pilot program, allocating up to $900,000 in clean Water Fund grants to fund five pilot projects to address water quality on a watershed basis.  read entire story. . . .

THE WALL: Honoring those killed in Vietnam

With an escort of fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, and military veterans, the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial arrived in Marshall last week with the similarity of a funeral procession.
“We were honoring those killed in action,” explained Bruce Knieff, a Vietnam veteran from Marshall and the chairman of the local wall memorial committee. “They deserve to be recognized like this.”  read entire story. . . .

Bringing home the gold ... and silver!

Once again Minneota has shown that it has exceptional students.
Minneota’s FCCLA team returned  last week with two gold and three silver medals.  read entire story. . . .

New library not open; But getting closer

A $43,540 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation has given the Friends of the Library reason to believe the new library in the  “Big Store” Building  will be open by the end of the year.
“The interior should be done by then,” said Wendy Sarazyn of the “Friends of the Library.”  read entire story. . . .

Too much recycling going to the dump

A startling figure emerged from a Pollution Control Agency study that said around 40 percent of the materials going to the Lyon County Landfill are actually recyclable.
The fact stirred a survey by Melinda Kawalek, a Living Green Corps Member at the City of Marshall.  read entire story. . . .

Ghent softball field improved

Come to Legion Field Park in Ghent on Thursday, July 31 to see the renovated softball field and concession stand.  
Thanks to a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, the complex has received many improvements such as new fencing, new concession stand and new lights.  read entire story. . . .

The Great Duck rescue

Rescue in progress.
The Minneota Police Department, City Maintenance Crew, kids and grandpas all rushed to the scene at North Adams and Fourth Street on Monday.
“When we went to the swimming pool we saw this duck near this manhole,” said Lydia Sussner. When they came back, momma duck was without her babies — the rescue squad was called and soon were on their way.  read entire story. . . .

GREAT DUCK RESCUE: Chasing a baby duck

Lydia Sussner and City Crew man Tim DeVlaeminck chased one of the baby ducks that took off.  read entire story. . . .


Lyzan and Libby  Sussner had a chance to touch the rescued ducks once they were rescued fromthe manhole by their grandpa, Fuzzy Downing.  read entire story. . . .


Lyzan and Libby  Sussner had a chance to touch the rescued ducks once they were rescued fromthe manhole by their grandpa, Fuzzy Downing.  read entire story. . . .


Mama Duck arrived to rescue her babies and take them back home. She led them away from the rescuers and all was well.
Rescue complete!  read entire story. . . .

Nominate Lyon Co. Outstanding Senior Citizen

Nominations from Lyon County residents are now being sought for the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Lyon County.
The award recognizes one male and one female outstanding senior citizen who have contributed their time and talent to benefit the community after reaching the age of 65.
They will be honored at the Lyon County Fair at 2 p.m., Saturday August 2 as part of Senior Citizens Day.  
Official nominations forms are available by contacting Glenda Vizecky 507-829-8896 or Jaen Weilage 507-828-6261 or the Lyon County website at  read entire story. . . .

Soil, water management field demo at Tracy

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is partnering with experts in soil and water management and research to host a field demonstration day. Farmer Brian Hicks’ farm near Tracy, Minnesota is featured as a model for field drainage and greenhouse gas management. Discussions, field tours and presentations will use Hicks’ corn and soybean farm as a backdrop to find creative and sustainable methods farms can adopt to protect the environment.  read entire story. . . .