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It's on to national competition for winner Emily Clarke

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

Emily Clarke of Ivanhoe was selected to represent Minnesota at the National Distinguished Young Woman competition June 25-27 in Mobile, AL.
Clarke, a senior at Canby High School who is enrolled at Southwest Minnesota State University's post-secondary program, admits that she was apprehensive about winning the state competition March 7 in Apple Valley.  read entire story. . . .

Electrical work

Workers at Ottertail Power Company in Minneota shut down the electricity in Minneota at 1 p.m. Sunday to do some work on the sub-station. The power went back on within an hour and full service was restored to the community.  read entire story. . . .

Welcome Home Third Place Champs!

The Minneota Vikings were awarded a ride around Minneota with the sirens and lights flashing on Saturday after they returned from the Minnesota Class A State Tournament with the third place trophy. The team beat Browerville; lost to Maranatha Christian Academy and defeated Lyle-Pacelli for third place  read entire story. . . .

Vandalism spurs need for 'Neighborhood Watch'

By Scott Thoma
Special to the Mascot

A string of vandalism in Minneota last week has Police Chief Bill Bolt thinking about establishing a “Neighborhood Watch Program.”
Vandals egged seven vehicles and spray painted profanity at two businesses in Minneota early Friday morning. A “for sale” sign at a residence was also spray painted, while a few vehicles in Ghent were also vandalized.  read entire story. . . .

Luck of the Irish

The Minneota/Taunton VFW Post 5334 came to the manor, to play a little St. Patrick’s bingo with the residents.  Everyone that attended also received a chocolate Easter bunny and a quarter.  read entire story. . . .

Tense time for Jerzak fans

It was a tense time in the stands for the Jerzak family and friends. They were there in mass to cheer on the Minneota Twins, LeAnn and Michelle Jerzak — and the rest of the Vikings. Minneota took third by beating Lyle-Pacelli, 65-59 for third place in the state Class A Touranment.  read entire story. . . .

Band performs at state

The Minneota Pep Band performed at the state girls basketball tournament in support of the Minneota Vikings drive to third place. Director John Voit led the band (left) by helping out on the trombone.  read entire story. . . .

Bloodmobile coming to high school

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
The Bloodmobile will come to Minneota from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2 at the Minneota High School.  read entire story. . . .

Funds for food shelf

Presenting and receiving a check from Hope Lutheran Church are (left to right): Scott Anderson (Hope Lutheran) Lori Lerohl (Food Shelf), Margaret Palan (Food Shelf), Barb Okrina (Hope Lutheran) and Deb Belaen (Hope Lutheran).  read entire story. . . .

Backstrom joins the United Way

United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced  Tanya Backstrom has joined the organization as the Education and Volunteer Services Coordinator.  read entire story. . . .

Comment on deer population goals

Comments on proposed deer population goals recommended by citizen advisory teams in 40 of Minnesota’s 128 deer permit areas will be accepted Thursday, April 2, through Wednesday, April 15, on the Department of Natural Resources website at  read entire story. . . .

Rotary essay winners

The Minneota Rotary held their “Four Way Test” Essay contest recently and awarded cash prizes to the winners. The Rotary Philosophy is, “The Four Way Test of the thing we think, say or do. They guide Rotarians.  read entire story. . . .

Garage Sales are coming

The annual Minneota Spring Garage Sales have been set for Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2.
There will be sales throughout the community.  read entire story. . . .

Band and Choir get awards at contest

By Hannah Buysse
Mascot Staff Writer

Last Monday, over 96 music students boarded buses and headed for Cottonwood. They were going to the annual Large Group Ensemble Contest hosted by Lakeview High School.
Five schools, including Canby, Lakeview, Minneota, RTR, and TMB participated in the event.  read entire story. . . .

Annual Spring Fling set in Pipestone

The Pipestone County Historical Society is hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year, the 7th Annual Spring Fling, a vendor fair and craft show, on Saturday, March 28.  
The event will be held at the Pipestone Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

Trap Shooting sport approved for Minneota schools

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

Trap shooting — Minnesota’s fastest growing sport — is coming to Minneota.
Monday night the Minneota School Board approved a clay target program at Minneota High School.
Agriculture teacher and FFA advisor William Delaney gave the board an overview on the sport of trap shooting.  read entire story. . . .

Luft's death is still a mystery

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

“She was someone that was always there for everyone,” said Ryan Luft, referring to his younger sister Teri, who was found dead inside her home on March 8 in Taunton.  read entire story. . . .

CJ's closes

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

A kitchen fire three years ago took it’s toll on CJ’s Bar and Grill in Minneota.
Owners Dan and Kari Morisette tried to bounce back — but this week announced they’ve closed their business on Hwy. 68.
“We would like to thank all our customers for the many years of patronage,” the Morsiettes said.  read entire story. . . .

Sudden illness hospitalizes Muhl; Career ends

Just when things were sailing along smoothly in her final season at Morningside, Ashlynn Muhl’s basketball career ended abruptly.
The six-foot senior forward from Minneota was a NAIA Division II Player of the Year candidate but underwent surgery late last Tuesday night.
Muhl had a portion of her small intestines and her appendix removed during the surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.  read entire story. . . .

County board officially funds the Minneota, Tracy libraries

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

The Lyon County Board Tuesday officially approved funding the City of Minneota for library funding in the amount of $11,741.
“Previously we agreed to funding,” said County Administrator Loren Stomberg.  read entire story. . . .

County to hold hearing on improvements

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

Over $23.5 million in projects are needed in Lyon County.
On Tuesday, the Lyon County Board set a public hearing to obtain citizen comments on Lyon County’s new Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.  read entire story. . . .

Several SW Minnesota streams, lakes polluted

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

According to a recent study of water bodies in the far southwestern corner of Minnesota, no lakes and only a few streams are clean enough to go swimming or fishing.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota Schools praised for solid graduation rate

Letter to Supt. Dan Deitte:
I’m reaching out to congratulate you on your district’s success in attaining a 90 percent graduation rate. This is a commendable accomplishment.  read entire story. . . .

Solar farm planned east of Marshall

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

Plans for a proposed solar farm four miles east of Marshall were unveiled to the Lyon County Board Tuesday.
Brandon Stankiewicz of NextEra Energy Resources said the facility will be located along Hwy. 19 and County Road 9 at 290th Street in conjunction with the Lyon County Substation.  read entire story. . . .

Crowd into it

A student-oriented crowd got into the action Monday night as Minneota's girls defeated Central MN Christian of Prinsburg, 67-53 to win the North Section 3A Crown.
They will play at 5 p.m. Thursday at SMSU in Marshall against Wabasso for the Section 3A title.  read entire story. . . .

Ross on the run!

Minneota's Ross Abraham carried the Minneota flag and fired up the crowd as Minneota rolled to a 66-47 win over Wabasso to take the Section 3A title and their fifth straight trip to the state tournament.
Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.  read entire story. . . .