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Ole and Lena set to perform

The 42nd Annual Good Old Days and Threshing Show will be held in Hanley Falls from Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 7. Ole and Lena will be performing both days and are from Wood Lake. Special photo.  read entire story. . . .

Moorse state essay winner

The St. Joan of Arc chapter of the Minnesota Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Marshall recently sponsored an essay contest for area students.  St. Edward School upcoming seventh grader, Brooke Moorse, was the local Division II winner. Moorse’s essay was then entered into the state contest where she was named honorable mention. The topic for the essay was, “How do we care for the environment?”  Moorse was awarded a cash prize along with certificates. She is the daughter of Greg and Becky Moorse of Minneota. Special photo.
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Legion gets new sign

The Minneota American Legion building has a new sign. Some time ago the old, worn sign with a bowling pin (from a time when bowling was part of the facility) was taken down. Recently, Minneota American Legion members erected the new sign on the building. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Fashion Revue winners

The weather and fashion were hot on Thursday, July 21 as Lyon County 4-H hosted its annual clothing day in Marshall.  Three Minneotans participated in the festivities and won awards. They included (left to right): Brooke Moorse, Emily Buysse, Jodi Buysse and emcee Gared Moorse. Brooke Moorse was the Intermediate Champion for Fashion Revue Clothes You Buy. Emily Buysse was awarded top honors for Construction Clothes You Make and Reserve Champion for Fashion Revue Clothes You Make. Jodi Buysse was awarded Intermediate Champion for Fashion Revue Clothes You Make. Both Brooke Moorse and Jodi Buysse were named to the honor court. All individuals belong to the Westerheim Flashing Stars 4-H Club.  Special photo.
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Birth announced

Dave and Cassie VanWatermeulen, along with big sisters Allison and Gracelyn, would like to announce the birth of Caleb Ronald VanWatermeulen.
Caleb was born at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, on June 18, 2016 at 10:56 p.m.
He weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and measured 19-1/2 inches long.
Both Mom and Caleb are doing well.  read entire story. . . .

New United Way executive committee

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota has announced their new executive committee for 2016-2017. Pictured are (front row, left to right): Amie Ascheman, Community Impact Chair, Marshall, Michelle Warme, Vice President, Marshall and Roger Miller, Treasurer, Marshall. Back Row: Christie Hindbjogen, Success by 6 Chair, Marshall, Tim O’Leary, President, Tyler and Lee Steffen, Resource Development Chair, Lynd. Not pictured was Theresa Zaske, Past President. Special photo.  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department responded to the following calls for service:

Monday, July 18
•Damage to property in the 500 block of East Fifth Street.
•Damage to property in the 100 block of N. Jefferson Street.
•Trespassing in the 400 Block of East Second Street.
•Loud noise complaint in the 400 block of East Third Street.

Tuesday, July 19
•Suspicious person call in the 300 block of East Fourth Street.
•Two “Permit to Purchase” applications.
•Welfare check in the 100 block of East Lyon Street.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

What’s Happening?
July 28-31
Lincoln County Fair in Tyler

Saturday, July 30
11:30 a.m.–Toys 4 Tots Motorcycle Fun Run throughout Lyon County. Call Tammara Schons 507-626-0675.

Sunday, July 31
4:30-6:30 p.m. – St. Paul’s Church Ice Cream Social at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. See ad on page 5 for more information.  read entire story. . . .

Menu for 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, July 21: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Hamburger or hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, July 22: Pasta w/sausage or salad, zucchini, bread sticks, chocolate pudding; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, July 25: Closed  read entire story. . . .

Ralco Enrichment Center adds exhibits

For the second year, the public is invited to learn more about production agriculture at the Ralco Enrichment Center during the Lyon County Fair to be held Aug. 10-14 in Marshall.
The Ralco Enrichment Center is an interactive experience where the public can learn more about where their meals come from and how agriculture impacts their daily lives.  read entire story. . . .

It's Stuff the Bus time!

Help more than 4,000 local children get a good start to the school year by providing some new school supplies or hygiene products.  
“Stuff the Bus” is coordinated by United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) and benefits all public, private and charter schools in the UWSWMN service area.  
Collected supplies and backpacks will be distributed to 25 participating schools this year.  read entire story. . . .

Storm tips for homeowners

In the aftermath of the recent widespread severe storms, with destructive winds and hail, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman urges Minnesotans who experienced damage to their homes, businesses or vehicles to contact their insurance companies to start the claims process.
“Insurance is meant to be there at times like this when people are most vulnerable,” said Rothman, who serves as the state’s insurance regulator. “Minnesotans who suffered property damage from recent storms should contact their insurer as soon as possible. The Minnesota Commerce Department is here to help people understand the claims process and provide assistance if they have problems with their insurance.”  read entire story. . . .

Ag lenders to meet in Lamberton

The 33rd annual Southwest Minnesota Ag Lenders Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 9 at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton.
Agricultural lenders and farm management and agribusiness professionals throughout southwest Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
Michael Boland, Agribusiness Management and Information Technology Professor at the University of Minnesota, will deliver a keynote address titled “Trends in the Food Economy: Implications for Retail Agribusinesses and Production Agriculture”.  read entire story. . . .