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Memorial Run funds

The Minneota Memorial Run (MMR) organization presented an $850 donation from the proceeds of the 2016 Memorial Run to the Minneota Fire Relief Association. Pictured are: (left to right) Eriann Faris, President MMR, John Rolbiecki with the Minneota Fire Department and Carol Oakland, Secretary/Treasurer MMR. Special photo.  read entire story. . . .

FFA announces officer team

Recently, Mr. William Delaney, the agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor announced the Minneota FFA officer team for the 2016-2017 school year. They are: (left to right) Logan Schuelke, Historian; Cody Gifford, Officer at Large; Brenden Kimpe,  read entire story. . . .

Skaar wins Baldwin award

At the Minnesota State Fair, Elen Skaar of Minneota was awarded the prestigious Douglas K. Baldwin award. The Minnesota State Fair offers an award in memory of Douglas K. Baldwin, to a Minnesota FFA member based upon length of time participated in the FFA livestock show and with outstanding qualities of leadership, competence, cooperation, courtesy, congeniality, and citizenship. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Minneota FFA advisor William Delaney, Lori Skaar, Elen Skaar and Earl Skaar. Back Row: Lyon County and State Fair board member Wally Wichmann of Balaton and other state fair board members. Special photo.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward students first and second at state

Catholic Daughters of the Americas-Court St. Joan of Arc No. 1291 judged Cecelia Rabaey in first place at the state level with Hannah Brewers in second.
Brooke Moorse and Faith Myhre were named as honorable mention winners.
Other winners for the 2016 Education Contest were: Summer Hennen (second place) grade 6 and Alex Josephson (third), grade 6.  read entire story. . . .

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Thursday, Sept. 15
5:30-8 p.m.– St. Leo Firemen & Midwest Cattlemen are serving Philly cheese steak sandwiches and hamburgers at the St. Leo Fire Hall.

Saturday, Sept. 17  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, September 22: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Hamburger or hotdog, baked beans, corn, fruit pizza; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, September 23: Fish or roast beef, oven browned potatoes, carrots, banana split dessert; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, September 26: Closed
Tuesday, September 27: Exercise at 10 a.m.; BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, Biscayne veggies, oreo pudding dessert; “500” at 12:45 p.m.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Library – Jan Bot
Library is off to a great start, with new “Star Wars” books available.  More new books were added to the shelves this week. First and Second graders enjoyed playing “I Spy” to become familiar with the location of different books.  
Again this year, we will be participating in the “Star of the North Picture Book Award” voting.  The books for this have been ordered. Remember children are made readers on the laps of their parents!  
Spanish /Science– Mrs. Margrit Rabaey  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar


Thursday, Sept. 22
Brown Bag lunch at the Pipestone County Museum on Thursday, September 22, 2016, Mary Stoel, Master Gardener will speak.

Friday, Sept. 23
5:30-7 p.m.– Minneota Rotary Whopper Feed at the Minneota and Dawson-Boyd football game. For more info, see ad on page 5.

7:30 p.m. — Minneota Vikings football hosts Dawson-Boyd, with the Sidekickers dance team performing at halftime.  read entire story. . . .

Mental health advocate to speak in Montevideo

Key mental health advocate Sue Abderholden, executive director of NAMI Minnesota, will present a free, public education program on building Minnesota's mental health system.
It’s called “Forty Years of Change,” from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo.
The program is part of a 40-city tour celebrating NAMI Minnesota’s 40th Anniversary and its advocacy work to improve mental health services.  read entire story. . . .

It's time for the 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, “The America I Believe In.”
The Voice of Democracy contest is for kids in grades nine through 12. This year the theme is, “My Responsibility to America.”
Rules and entry forms are available at the Minneota High School office.  read entire story. . . .

Grief Support Group slated

Joyce Arends, Social Worker from Prairie Home Hospice, will facilitate a grief support group.  It will be held on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26.  
The group will meet at Hill Street Place, 401 South Hill Street in Marshall, from 5-6:30 p.m. Call 507-337-0080.  read entire story. . . .