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GOLD College Kick-off Sept. 15

The fall session of GOLD College, formerly called Senior College, at Southwest Minnesota State University will kick off at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 in Charter Hall 201 on campus.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Grade K-Mrs. Peterson
Kindergarten started Monday, August 31!  Everyone was so excited!
Grade 1- Mrs. Guza
We had a great start to a new school year.  The students enjoyed Fr. Peterson's Spanish class.  The students are reviewing their kindergarten skills and looking forward to learning first grade material.  read entire story. . . .

Boxelder Bug Day Schedule

 7 p.m.   Minneota Football Game vs. Dawson-Boyd at Dawson
 8-12 p.m.   Kick-Off  — Featuring 57 Chevy
 9 p.m.   Jefferson Street Band  read entire story. . . .

VanKeulen attends leadership summit

South Dakota State University senior Claire VanKeulen of Minneota recently attended the Student Vice President Leadership Summit in Salt Lake City.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

What’s Happening?
Friday, September 4
7 p.m. Adrian football at Minneota.(Whopper Feed by the Minneota Rotary begins at 5:30 p.m.)  read entire story. . . .

Menus for the Senior Center, St. Ed's and Minneota Public Schools

Minneota Senior Mealsite
Call Joanne from 8 - 9:15 a.m. for meals, 872-6604.
Dinners served at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 3: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Grilled burgers, baked beans, fruits salad, watermelon or ice cream; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, September 4: Salisbury steak or turkey casserole, rice, corn, mandarin oranges; “500” at 12:45 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department:
Thursday, August 27
•Investigated a parking complaint in the 500 block of N. Monroe Street. After further investigation, the vehicle was determined to be broken down and the driver was in the process of having it moved.  read entire story. . . .

SW MN Arts Council 2015 Annual Celebration

"Celebrate Art & Artists" at the 2015 Annual Celebration. Join the Southwest MN Arts Council for an evening including an awards ceremony for Prairie Disciple Raeanna Gislason, "Spirit of the Region" raffle, and buffet dinner. In addition, we encourage you to visit the Willmar Arts Festival and the unveiling of a New London public art sculpture and mosaic sculpture.  read entire story. . . .

'Bless the teachers'

Minneota Public School teachers and staff were feted at a “Bless The Teachers” Meal by the Bethel Fellowship Church of Minneota last week.  read entire story. . . .

Volunteer work rewarded

Jaci Garvey, new principal at St. Edward’s School, received a Ministree check from Catholic United Financial sales rep, Dan Markell.  read entire story. . . .

Wikelius chairs United Way Campaign in local area

United Way of Southwest Minnesota announces that Abby Wikelius will chair this year's United Way Campaign for the region.
Wikelius is an Attorney with the Lyon County Attorney's office.
The United Way campaign officially kicks off in September when a variety of events and information sessions will be held.
Pacesetter campaigns at various workplaces have started to kick off around the region.  read entire story. . . .

SMSU receives reaccreditation

Southwest Minnesota State University was recently notified that it has been re-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission for a 10-year period.
The re-accreditation process is a long one, said English Professor Dr. Lori Baker, who coordinated a 16-person steering committee which produced SMSU’s self-study document, which is the cornerstone of the re-accreditation process.  read entire story. . . .

Students: Tolk, Speltz get Dean's scholarship

Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall has announced both Dylan Tolk and Margaret Speltz have been selected to receive a Dean’s Scholarship and Tolk for a College Now Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Recipients of these scholarships are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities.  read entire story. . . .

Search for Miss Teen Lyon County underway

If you are female,  single, never been married and between the ages of 13 to 18 years, applications are being accepted for the title of “2016” Miss Teen Lyon County ”.  read entire story. . . .

Time takes its toll on sign

The Minneota American Legion sign has been on the building a long time and time and the weather have taken its toll. It’s been refurbished in the past and put back up.  read entire story. . . .

Sons of Norway Meeting Scheduled

Vennskap Sons of Norway meeting has been scheduled for Monday, September 14 at the Canby Community Center at 7 p.m.
Entertainment for the evening will be  read entire story. . . .

Time to enter Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy

The Minneota-Taunton VFW
Post will sponsor the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests.
Patriot Pen is for students in grades six through eight. This year’s theme is, “What Freedom Means to Me!”  read entire story. . . .