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Fire Prevention Week & Open House

Fire prevention week is October 4-10 and to celebrate the Minneota Fire Department is hosting an open house on Wednesday, October 7. There will be a burger feed starting at 5:30 p.m. There will also be fire extinguisher demonstrations at 8 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

ICON doors is gone! Evicted

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

After four years and four months as a business in Minneota, RH Industries, Inc. has locked its doors and left town without any fanfare.
“The rent owed on that property hasn’t been paid since June and the landlord contacted me to start eviction proceedings,” said Kevin Beck, the attorney for UFP Western Division Inc. of Michigan, which owns the property.  read entire story. . . .

Anybody notice the aliens in the crowd?

Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson

Hey, did anyone notice the aliens in the crowd? These life forms appeared with the Minneota cheering section. Meanwhile, Natalie Herigon led the way with 14 kills and 23 digs. Lizzy Gillingham had 12 kills. Meanwhile, these full-body forms helped cheer the team on to victory over KMS Tuesday, 3-1. Minneota won 25-9; 25-22; 21-25 and 25-23.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota pushes success to classroom

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

Minneota has built a solid reputation throughout the state of Minnesota as a top-flight athletic school.
Last week’s presentation of the “Challenge Cup,” for outstanding achievement in athletics and fine arts proved that point.
About four years ago, the administration and Minneota School Board took a look at the total product and wrote a “plan” to address the areas of need.  read entire story. . . .

In town deer hunt underway

By Scott Thoma
Mascot Staff Writer

Don't be alarmed if you see someone wandering around city limits with a compound bow over the next few months.
Because of the high number of vehicles hitting deer in and around the Minneota area over the last year, Police Chief Bill Bolt requested and was granted 10 “Bonus Tags” from the State Department of Natural Resources for hunters in an attempt to reduce the robust deer population.  read entire story. . . .

The heat was on at the Frosty 5K

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

The heat was on — not on the runners, but in the air — and it was anything but ‘frosty” for Saturday’s annual Frosty 5K at St. Edward Church.
In fact, it was one of those days when you could run, turn the music on and just enjoy the day.
Paul Engels of Minneota was the top male finisher and Julie Mead won the women’s race.  read entire story. . . .

Wyatt Pohlen runs at the Frosty 5K

Getting welcomed at the finish line was Wyatt Pohlen at the St. Edward's Frosty 5K on Saturday. Staff photo by Byron Higgi  read entire story. . . .

Engels is the men's winner at the Frosty 5K

Passing cornfields along the run were Paul Engels, of Minneota, who was the first male to finish the race on Saturday. Staff photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

A 'glorious' 50 for Bethel

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

The timeline tells of the “birth” of Bethel Fellowship Church in September 1965.
Corinthians 3:11 told their story: “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Sunday, current parishioners, founding members and friends gathered 50 years later to sing the praises of what “Bethel Fellowship” has meant to them and to the community.  read entire story. . . .

Pastor Tom

Pastor Tom Nomeland of Bethel Fellowship Church spoke on Sunday during the church's "50 Years of Grace" celebration. Staff photo by Sue Jacobson.  read entire story. . . .

Challenge Cup comes home!

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

The first and the last time Lisa Lissimore of the Minnesota State High School League has handed out the Class A Challenge Cup, she’s brought it to Minneota.
Friday night she handed it to Minneota Coaches Ralph Hagen, Joel Skillings and Chad Johnston — for the last time.
The high school league is dropping the “Challenge Cup” program in favor of “Excel” awards — so Minneota will get to keep the cup in its trophy case.  read entire story. . . .

FFA haul in the honors at nationals

Jack Buysse performed with the Minnesota FFA Dairy Cattle Judging team all year — but when they got the nod to participate in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging contest in Harrisburg, PA last week — Buysse was busy at South Dakota State University in his freshman year.  read entire story. . . .

Stay safe during harvest; safely share roads with farmers and motorists

In 2012-14, 414 traffic crashes involved farm vehicles on Minnesota roads.
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
“Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner of the state are out using the highways,” said Sue Groth, state traffic engineer. “Motorists need to be prepared to encounter slow-moving farm vehicles, especially on rural, two-lane roads.”  read entire story. . . .

50 Years of 'Grace'

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

As early as 1962, a handful of Christians, hungry for more of God, began to gather for Bible study and fellowship in rural Lincoln County.
“Several couples attended the same country church, where they were leaders or teachers.”
“By end of September 1965 they began to meet on Sunday mornings in the living room of the Harvey Sternke farmhouse.”
“Much of the weekly ministry was done by either Harvey Sternke or Henry Teigland, and Wednesday night Bible studies were added,” said Pastor Tom Nomeland.  read entire story. . . .

Speech team presents play at Legion

The Minneota High School Speech Team will be on stage next week.
The team will hold a fundraising event, a comedy in one-act play form at the Minneota American Legion.  read entire story. . . .

Novices get chances to hunt with mentors

The Lyon County Pheasants Forever (LCPF) Mentor Hunt for youth ages 17 and under, and for new women hunters of all ages, has been scheduled for  from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. , Sat., Oct. 17, 2015.
Once again, the event will be based out of the Redwood River Sportsman’s Club (RRSC) located eight miles southeast of Marshall.  
The event will introduce young and novice hunters to pheasant hunting with the assistance of adult mentors and their dogs.  read entire story. . . .