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St. Edward School kicks off sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

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.
St. Edward and the other 81 participating schools will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic  read entire story. . . .

Students

Thooft wins scholarship
South Dakota State University announced Taylor Thooft of Lynd  is receiving the Hoseck Family Donor Scholarship this academic year.
Thooft, a freshman biology/pre-chiropractic major, is the daughter of Scott and Debbie Thooft.
She is a 2016 Minneota High School graduate.
Dean’s Lists at colleges included  read entire story. . . .

Hope awards scholarships

Hope Lutheran Church handed out scholarships to 23 college students this past Sunday during their church service. Recipients were (front row, left to right): Ivy Mahan-Deitte, Rachel Knutson, Kalley Yost, Mason Williams, Matt Myhre and Avery VanOverbeke. Second row: Taylor Reiss, Payton Boerboom, Lacey Hansen, Troy Skaar and Nick Esping. Third row: Adam Thompson, Landyn VanOverbeke, Kalley Kloos and Shelby Corbin. Back row: Hannah Prellwitz and Isaac Josephson. Other recipients not pictured were: Adam Josephson, Matt Knutson, Victoria VanDamm, Henry Pesch, Meghan Travis and Elen Skaar. Special Photo.  read entire story. . . .

Bruner joins the service

Bryce Bruner  of Minneota, a 2016 graduate of Minneota High School and a state wrestling champion, took Minneota Valor to the next level and enlisted into the military.
He is in the Army infantry with a goal of making himself an Army Ranger.
He began his journey on January 9 at Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training and boot camp.  read entire story. . . .

United Way nears goal

United Way of Southwest Minnesota has reached 93.5 percent of its goal during the current fundraising campaign.
So far $532,828.00 in donations and pledges have been recorded. This equates to 93.5 percent of the $570,000.00 campaign goal.  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department responded to the following calls for service.
Tuesday, January 3
•Truancy / Welfare Check in the 4500 block of Van's Street.
•Two Permit to Purchase Applications.
•Welfare Check in the 500 block of East Lyon Street.
•Traffic Stop of two snowmobiles for a moving violation on N. Monroe Street at E. 6th Street.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Music:  Mrs. Lois Spanton
Since Christmas, the Kindergartners and First Graders have been concentrating on listening for high and low sounds. They will be creating actions and playing bells to reinforce this concept.  
They will also be learning to do a bit of note reading! Grades two and three will be focusing on the letter names of Treble Clef notes and will be doing a few worksheets to practice this skill.  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, January 12: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Ham or fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, bakers choice dessert; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 13: Fish or chicken spinach casserole, rice, Biscayne veggies, lemon cheese cake; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, January 16: Closed  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

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Thursday, January 12
5-7 p.m.–Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery exhibit reception at the SMAC in Marshall.

Saturday, January 14
The Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit, Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation opens at the Lyon County Historical Society Museum. The exhibit closes on Sunday, April 16. Growing up amidst political turmoil and revelational social change had a lasting impact on teens in the late 1090’s. This special exhibit looks at the events that shaped the general. For more information con  read entire story. . . .

Sanford Health Network to offer scholarships

Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and post-secondary students interested in a future career in rural health care.
The Chairman’s Challenge Scholarship prizes will be divided in three categories: a $2,500 scholarship for high school students; $3,500 for undergraduate and vocational students and $4,000 for graduate students.  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. . . .

Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers to present in Hendricks, Ivanhoe

The Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, a tribal non-profit organization from Pipestone, will present programs in Ivanhoe and Hendricks on Thursday, January 26.
Beginning at 10 a.m., in the Hendricks Public School auditorium, the Keepers will present a program on Storytelling followed by a Native American dance presentation.  read entire story. . . .

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. . . .