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Gronke new attorney

The law firm of Stoneberg, Giles & Stroup, P.A., of Marshall has welcomed new Associate, Barry R. Gronke, Jr. to the firm.
Gronke joined the firm as an Associate in November of 2016, having been admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2016.  read entire story. . . .

Supporting Hall of Fame

A $500 donation to the Minneota Athletic Hall of Fame was made before Tuesday’s Minneota School Board Meeting. Bruce Bossuyt  (left), made the presentation to Hall of Fame committee member Doug Spanton. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Prairie Home Hospice to hold ball

The Annual Prairie Home Hospice Charity Ball and Auction has been a premier charity event in Lyon County for over 30 years.  
The 31st annual event will take place April 8 at the Red Baron Arena and Expo.  
“This will be the first premier charity event held at the Red Baron Arena & Expo facility,” said Deb Herrmann, Co-Chair of this year’s event.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

Now to Saturday, February 25
“Boeing Boeing” is Latest SMSU Theatre Production. The third show of SMSU Theatre’s season is the hilarious 1960s farce, “Boeing Boeing.” Performances are now to February 25 at 7:30 p.m. and February 26 at 2 p.m. Dinner theatre is available Saturday, February 25. All performances are in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.  For more information, call the Theatre Office at (507) 537-7103.  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department received the following calls for service:

Monday, February 13
•Assault in the 500 block of N. Monroe Street.
•Permit to Purchase Application.
•Traffic Stop for a moving violation on Hwy. 68 at Grant Street.
•Traffic Stop for a moving violation on Hwy. 68 at Jackson Street.
•Traffic Stop for a moving violation on Hwy. 68 at Washington Street.
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Menus for Minneota Public, St. Edward School and the Senior Center

Minneota Senior Mealsite
Call Joanne from 8 - 9:15 a.m. for meals, 872-6604.
Dinners served at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 23: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Turkey or roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn or green beans, chocolate cake; Bingo at 1 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Mrs. Lois Spanton:
Music — The Kindergarteners and First graders are really starting to figure out what those line two and line three notes and double eighth and quarter notes are really telling musicians. It’s fun to watch them catch on so quickly.
The Second and Third graders are beginning a unit on time signatures and their meanings.  read entire story. . . .


Mankato Dean’s List named
The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean's lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced.
To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester.  read entire story. . . .

Make plans to attend 'Veteran's Day on the hill'

Veteran’s Day on the Hill is fast approaching—March 20 to be exact.
A group of Veterans from Lyon County is coordinating a bus to the event in Saint Paul.
If anyone plans to attend this year, please contact Lyon County Veteran’s Service Officer Terry Wing no later than February 20.
Wing said, “Do not delay in letting me know so that we can make the needed advance preparations.”
“This is a great opportunity to have access to your legislators and to see what goes into making good legislation for veterans. Spread the word.”

For more information, contact Wing at 507-537-6729 or email

File photo of VSO Terry Wing.  read entire story. . . .


Gambling Manager with Porter Firemen’s Relief Association, Paul Olson (left) presented Mike Breyfogle (right), Mayor of the City of Taunton with a check for $2,750 from the proceeds of pull tabs from the West End Bar this week. Special Photo.  read entire story. . . .

Manor receives 'Little Red Bookshelf'

The Minneota Manor is the new home of a Little Red Bookshelf.
It’s an early literacy effort sponsored by the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) that places red bookshelves at key locations where children and families often visit.
Shelves are filled with donated, new, or gently-used books in multiple languages for children ages birth to fifth grade.
Children can enjoy the books where they are and/or take a book home if they wish.  
The program aims to foster a love of reading and provide access to books for all children throughout the UWSWMN service area.
There are many other locations of the Little Red Bookshelf around the region.  read entire story. . . .

Get your raffle tickets!

How can you turn $5 into a brand-new SUV or $20,000 in cash? The students at St. Edward School in Minneota know! Starting January 13, they will be selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Just one $5 bill gives buyers the opportunity to win a 2017 Jeep Compass (or $20,000 in cash), vacation packages, cool gadgets or other great prizes totaling $40,000 in value.  read entire story. . . .

United Way receives donation

Duke Energy is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Area employees contributed $2,297.64 through payroll pledges/donations and Duke made an additional investment of $1,638.75 for a total campaign of $3,936.39.
“The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is proud to have Duke Energy among its supporters. Thank you for your investment and for LIVING UNITED,” said United Way Officials.  read entire story. . . .

Summer apprentices sought

Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 33 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota.  read entire story. . . .

'Book' your winter getaway

Book Your Winter Getaway, the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries, will begin January 1, and run through March 31, 2017.
The program, open to ages 16 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months, and rewards readers for doing what they love to do:  read.  read entire story. . . .

Lyon County Museum to open 1960s exhibit

The Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit, Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation opens at the Lyon County Historical Society Museum on Saturday, January 14. The exhibit closes on Sunday, April 16.  
Growing up amidst political turmoil and revolutionary social change had a lasting impact on teens in the late 1960s.  read entire story. . . .

Miss Preteen Lyon County

Young girls between the ages of  9 to 12  years, applications are being accepted for the title of “2017 Miss Pre-Teen Lyon County.”
Miss Pre-Teen Lyon County will represent her county at the   Miss Pre-Teen Minnesota pageant, which  will be  held  at  the Wellstone Center, April 29 in St. Paul.  read entire story. . . .

Veterans be heard!

A Veterans town hall meeting is scheduled for March 8, at 5 p.m., at American Legion Post 270, located at 304 10th Avenue South, in Buffalo, Minnesota.
The meeting is intended to serve two purposes: to recognize the service of Vietnam-era Veterans living in Wright County and surrounding areas; and to provide area Veterans an opportunity to hear from and have concerns addressed by St. Cloud VA officials.
The St. Cloud VA is a commemorative partner in the national Vietnam War Commemoration, and is committed to publicly thanking and honoring Vietnam Veterans and their families.  read entire story. . . .