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Medicine Ball new Avera tradition

The Avera Marshall Foundation announces the date for its second annual Medicine Ball. The 2017 event is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at Avera Marshall. The gala event raises dollars to enhance local health care services offered at Avera Marshall.  read entire story. . . .

Recycle your holiday lights

The holiday season is officially upon us.  
For many of us that means decorating the house, porch, shrubs and trees with holiday lights.  
When your old lights do not turn on, there is a solution.  Santa’s environmentally friendly helpers at the Canby DAC announce their annual kick off of our program to recycle Christmas lights.  
Partnering with the Canby DAC for convenient drop is Gislason’s ACE Hardware.  read entire story. . . .

Merry TubaChristmas slated

The 43rd annual “Merry TubaChristmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Southwest Minnesota State University, culminating with a performance in the Student Center, upper level.
Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with rehearsal at 10 a.m. in the Fine Arts band room, FA 135 on campus.
The event is open to tuba, euphonium, baritone and trombone players of all ages. There is a $10 fee to participate.  read entire story. . . .

Planetarium Christmas shows set

The Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium Christmas and laser light show will be held on four upcoming dates this holiday season.
The show is entitled “Star of Wonder” and will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.
The SMSU Planetarium is located in SM 108 on campus. It seats 70. Planetarium Director Dr. Ken Murphy said that if a show sells out, he will add another immediately following.
“Star of Wonder” was created by Murphy using digital software tools. He customized the show for the SMSU Planetarium.  read entire story. . . .

‘Italiano Christmas in the Village’ set

An “Italiano Christmas in the Village" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Saturday, December 3 at Historic Chippewa City.
It is located at the junctions of Highways 7 and 59 in Montevideo. This year celebrates Italy.
Throughout the day, a variety of events will be ongoing.
At 10 a.m., the Candy Shop and Bake Sale will begin. Area artisans will be located in heated buildings and will offer unique gift items!
For more information, please call the Chippewa County Historical Society at 320-269-7636, email them at chippewahistory@outlook.com, or visit them at www.chippewacohistory.org.
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What's happening? Community calendar

What’s Happening?
December
Tuesday, December 1
7:30 p.m. — Minneota Vikings boys’ basketball team opens the season at Edgerton.

Saturday, December 3
10 a.m.– Storytime with a visit from Santa at the Minneota Public Library.  read entire story. . . .

Beverage Tasting and Ugly Sweater Soiree set

The beverage tasting event to benefit the United Way will be held from 7-9:30 p.m.,  Friday, December 2 at the Ramada Inn in Marshall.
The theme is, “Eat, Drink and Be Ugly: Beverage Tasting and Ugly Sweater Soiree.”
The evening includes: Hors d’oeuvres, Holiday Photo Booth by Kady Simpson of K. Rose Studio & Co., Wine Pull, Games, Ugly Sweater Contest and Music.  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

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

Monday, November 21
•Traffic stop for a moving violation on Hwy 68 at Adams Street.
•Traffic stop for a moving violation on Hwy 68 at Grant Street.
•Traffic hazard on Hwy 68 at Universal Forest Products.  read entire story. . . .

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, December 1: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Beef burgundy or liver and onions, mashed potatoes, carrots or beans, pudding dessert; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, December 2: Spaghetti or fish, Caesar salad, garlic bread, pumpkin bar; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, December 5: Closed
Tuesday, December 6: Exercise at 10 a.m.; BBQ ribs, red potatoes, scalloped corn, peach cobbler; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7: Closed
Thursday, December 8: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Ham or fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, bakers choice; Bingo at 1 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Mrs. Jackie Skillings
We are continuing to enjoy our classroom activities. The first graders are learning the minus 1 facts and counting dimes in math.  The second graders are adding to 12 and studying about Venn diagrams. We are learning about informational texts in reading class.  The second graders are preparing for their First Reconciliation.  read entire story. . . .

Search is on for next 'Miss Teen Lyon County'

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 “2017 Miss Teen Lyon  County”.
Miss Teen Lyon County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant, which  will be  held  at  the Wellstone Center, April 29 in St. Paul.  read entire story. . . .

Lozinski graduates from U.S. Marines

Private Brock J. Lozinski, 19, of Mankato, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA on October 14, 2016.
Private Lozinski successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 89 recruits in Training Platoon 1033.  read entire story. . . .

Honor lights to go on

One of Minneota’s Christmas traditions has become, A Light to Remember.
It’s a time each Holiday Season when friends and relatives pause to honor those who have gone before them.
This year, the lighting of the tree will be at 5:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at Veteran’s Park in Minneota.
Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care invites members of the community to honor someone special during the holidays through A Light to Remember.  
As in past years, members can purchase a light (or lights) for Holiday Trees located in Minneota.
“The holidays can be a difficult time for some people,” said Pat Mellenthin, CEO of Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care.
“A Light to Remember provides us the opportunity to take a few minutes out of our busy holiday schedules to honor and remember special people in our lives and those who are no longer with us.  read entire story. . . .

Bank of the West contributes

Bank of the West is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees at the Ivanhoe, Marshall and Minneota branches contributed $1,792.00 through payroll pledges/donations/special events and Bank of the West made an additional investment of $1,742.00 for a total campaign of $3,534.00.  read entire story. . . .

County holiday home tour slated

The Lyon County Historical Society's Holiday Home Tour is Sunday, December 4. The tour is 1 -4 p.m.
The Lyon County Museum opens at noon the day of the tour. Refreshments and holiday cookies and other goodies will be at the museum for home tour participants.  read entire story. . . .