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Raising money for scholarships

Minneota’s Dollars for Scholars earned $8,000 from Kruse Buick GMC of Marshall recently when they sponsored the Drive Buick program. Enough people drove the Buicks to earn the $8,000 that was presented Tuesday night at the volleyball game.  read entire story. . . .


The little dance team from Canby-Minneota, called The Sidekickers, got their turn for center stage Friday night. Their performance came at the halftime of the Canby at Minneota football game at K. P. Kompelien Field. The high school team called The Sensations guides the youngsters, who certainly hope to be a Sensation some day. Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Special presentaton scheduled at SMSU

Joe Amato, emeritus professor of history at Southwest Minnesota State University, will give a presentation, “Why Place Matters,” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.
Amato has written extensively about place and everyday life.  read entire story. . . .

Historical Society sets annual meeting

The Lyon County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Dessert Social is on Thursday, October 22 in the Community Room at the Lyon County Museum.
Guests are welcome to tour the museum before the 6 p.m. dessert social.
The Annual Meeting & Dessert Social is open to the general public, however only current LCHS members will be eligible to vote for board member positions and other business items.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

What’s Happening?


Thursday, October 8
4:15 p.m.-Canby-Minneota Cross Country at Luverne.

4:45 p.m.-Minneota Volleyball vs CMCS at Prinsburg.

6:30 p.m. — Lyon County Historical Society Tour of the Marshall Cemetery. Also 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. There is a cost. Also sponsored by Marshall Cemetery Assn.  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, October 8: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Grilled burgers, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon or ice cream; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, October 9: Baked sausage & pasta, zucchini, bread sticks, grapes; “500” at 12:45 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department:

Tuesday, September 29
•Unlocked a vehicle at the Minneota High School football field.

•Received a parking complaint on 5th Street at Monroe Street.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Music- Mrs. Spanton
Grades 7 & 8 are working on the school guitars.  They have mastered the notes E, F & G on string 1 and are working on the string 2 notes B, C & D. They are also doing a great job of strumming along with the chords G, G7, C  D7.  Quite impressive!
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Theatre season opens with 'The Crucible'

SMSU Theatre’s 2015-2016 season opens with Arthur Miller’s classic Salem witch trial drama, The Crucible.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m., October 10, and October 15-17, and 2 p.m., October 18.  read entire story. . . .

Women take lead roles in the 'Odd Couple' at Lake Benton Opera House

Neil Simon didn’t imagine two women living together as the “Odd Couple” — so he created Oscar and Felix in the role of the “Odd Couple” in his play.
But now The Lake Benton Opera House is putting a new twist on the old play with the female version of “The Odd Couple.”
It will open this week, with shows October 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m.,  and at 2 p.m., October 4 and 11.  read entire story. . . .

A Simple Task?

When Hannah Buysse was asked to perform a, “Simple Task” of retrieving merchandise for her new boss, she was stopped at every turn by a bevy of “crazy” people who wouldn’t let her through. The girls above used physical force to stop her.  read entire story. . . .

Make sure you're healthy to hunt

While you’re getting your hunting gear together this fall, it’s also important to make sure your body is ready for the increased activity.
In addition to accidents that happen this time of year, heart attacks are also a concern for hunters.  read entire story. . . .

Minneota library gets generous donation

The Minneota Public Library has received many generous contributions. They include:
•Duane Oftedahl by Herb and Marilyn Pagel and Ralph and Judy Hagen.
•Western Icelanders: Wm. ‘Bill” Gunlogson, Alice Gunlogson, John and Stella (Edwards) Gunlogson and C. F. “Charley” Edwards: by Michael and Gloria Gunlogson.  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. . . .