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Bot and Horner

Jessica Bot and J.J. Horner announce their engagement.  
Parents of the couple are Pat and Cindy Bot of Marshall, Cyndy DeVos of Minneota and the late Jeff Horner.  read entire story. . . .

St.Edward and Minneota Public Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

St. Edward School  
4th Quarter Honor Roll
Highest Honors: (4.0)
5th Grade
Tucker Thooft
6th Grade
Audra Buysse, Reid Fier
7th Grade  
Cecilia Rabaey
8th Grade
Thomas Hennen  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

This week the Minneota Police Department:
Tuesday, May 19
•Mediated a civil issue in the 400 block of N. Grant Street.
•Made a traffic stop on Hwy. 68 at Grant Street and issued a verbal warning for speed.
•Received a report of a vapor being vented from a building in the 700 block of E. 1st Street.  The owner of the business was notified and said it was steam from a machine.
•Received a report of a juvenile male who had left home and taken the family vehicle without permission. The juvenile was located and returned home.  read entire story. . . .

Marriage Celebration

Celebrate the Marriage of Cerrisa Marie and Erik Steven. May 30, 2015 at the VFW in Ivanhoe, MN. Dance from 8-12 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

Goodbye Kids!

Waving goodbye for the summer are teachers (left to right) Sherri Schutze, Kim Gades, Karen Dalager and Steph Guza. Kids on the bus waved back as they left for the summer. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

What’s Happening?


Thursday, May 28
2 p.m. — Section 3A Track Tournament at Luverne

Friday, May 29
7:30 p.m. – Minneota Mudhens at Madison Mallards  read entire story. . . .

VA hosts Town Hall Meeting

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dakotas Regional Office and Sioux Falls Health Care System are hosting a town hall for Veterans, family members, Veterans Service Organization representatives, and the public to provide feedback and recommendations about VA operations and VA programs.
It will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 18 at the  Sioux Falls VA Health Care System,  fourth floor auditorium in Sioux Falls, SD.
It’s being held so the VA leadership can hear your feedback, thoughts, and concerns, to answer questions about VA benefit and VA health care, and to share information.
New for this town hall, is a benefits clinic from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  During this benefits clinic, VA representatives will be available to receive your claims for compensation benefits.
The VA will have secure electronic access to your benefit records and can answer your questions about your compensation claim.
In addition, VA Business Office staff will also be present to answer questions about VA eligibility, non-VA Care, and the Veterans’ Choice Act.  read entire story. . . .

Canby hosts music on Mondays

Canby Music on Mondays begins soon and will feature country tribute music showcasing Patsy Cline hits and a grilled hamburger feed.
The first 2015 Canby Music on Monday Performance will be June 1 and will feature Cassie & the Bobs, a traditional country music group that emphasizes Patsy Cline hits.  Cassie and the Bobs are a West Central Minnesota group featuring six musicians.
The music will start at 7 p.m. Plan to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this open air performance at Canby’s Central Park.
A grilled hamburger feed prepared by Jim’s Market will be served starting at 6 p.m.  read entire story. . . .


The 48th Annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held Friday, May 8, 2015 with seven hundred nineteen graduates receiving their diplomas.
The following students were presented their diplomas by Mike Cartney, President of Lake Area Tech.
•Dallas A. Muhl,  Agriculture.
Ashley J. Gislason,  Human Services Technician.
Hanna L. Prellwitz, Human Services Technician.
Kelly J. Jerzak,  Practical Nursing.  read entire story. . . .

World Blood Donor Day in Minneota June 10

The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.
It will be held Wednesday, June 10 at the Minneota American Legion.
Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients.  read entire story. . . .


Minneota Senior Mealsite
Call Joanne from 8 - 9:15 a.m. for meals, 872-6604.
Dinners served at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 28: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Hamburger on bun, baked beans, fruit pizza, watermelon; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, May 29: Fish or roast, oven browned potatoes, carrots, banana split dessert; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, June 1: Closed
Tuesday, June 2: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Beef commercial, veggies, oreo pudding dessert; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3: Closed
Thursday, June 4: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Grilled burgers, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon or ice cream; Bingo at 1 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

Search for Mrs. Lyon County set

Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Lyon  County.
Mrs. Lyon  County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at Ritsche Auditorium, March 12, 2016 in St. Cloud, MN.  read entire story. . . .

Championships added

The Minneota Rotary Championship board on Highway 68 had the state championship football for 2014 and wrestling for 2015 added recently. It was painted by Patty Jeremiason. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Kids outside

The students of St. Edward School do the “Living Rosary” each year as part of the end of school events.  Shown here are the students praying the rosary outside in the beautiful weather. Special Photo.  read entire story. . . .

Skyping to New Zealand

Teacher Jackie Skillings’ son Tanner is living in New Zealand and working for Amnesty International.  She teaches at St. Edward’s School in Minneota and said, “My class had the opportunity to Skype with him yesterday.  They each brought questions to ask him.  They Skyped for 30 minutes and really enjoyed it,” she said.  

Special Photo.  read entire story. . . .