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Winter/Delgado wed in North Carolina

Ashley Ann Winter and Jose Daniel Delgado were married on September 19, 2015 on Wrightsville Beach, NC. A reception and dance followed at the Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, NC.
The bride is the daughter of Terrance and Deborah Winter of Minneota, MN.  read entire story. . . .

St. Ed's kids help Operation Christmas Child

Students from St. Edward School participated in the “Operation Christmas Child” a project of Samaritan’s Purse.  Each class packed shoeboxes with items for the children less fortunate in the world.  read entire story. . . .

Patriot Pen winners named

The Patriot Pen Contest of the Minneota-Taunton VFW was held recently and winners were named. Veteran Pam Gregor (left) posed with the winners including:  read entire story. . . .

Voice of Democracy winners

The Minneota High School “Voice of Democracy” winners were named by the Taunton-Minneota VFW. They are: (left to right) Cole Bot, third; Sarah Engels (first); Michael Gratz (second). Ed Lozinski of the VFW (back). Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.  read entire story. . . .

Operation Christmas Child

Kindergarten Students preparing Operation Christmas Boxes were: (left to right) Niara Gorecki, RJ Sorensen, Autum Anderson, Landon Pohlen, Piper Anderson and Alexa Mead. Special Photo.  read entire story. . . .

Want to help? Use this guide!

Santa’s Sleigh Program
–Yellow Medicine County
Due December 2, 2015 (No Requests will be accepted after this date)
Yellow Medicine County residents enroll children this Christmas. Call 320-564-2211 and ask for Barb Jacobson the Santa’s Sleigh Coordinator or e-mail at santa’ to request that an application.  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar

Tuesday, December 1
9 a.m. — Lyon County Board Meeting, government center, Marshall.
7 p.m. — Screening and discussion of Dana Johnson’s 10-minute film, Xenos in the Black Box theater in the Fine Arts Building at SMSU in Marshall. Discussion will follow the film.  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.
Wednesday, November 25: Closed  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

The Minneota Police Department:
Monday, November 16
•Unlocked a car in the 600 block of N. Madison Street

Wednesday, November 18
•Police and Fire Department, along with Fire Departments from Ghent and Taunton, responded to structure fire in Van’s Trailer Court.  The fire was caused by an electrical wire.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Kindergarten: Mrs. Peterson
The students packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  The kindergarten packed one box for a boy and one for a girl.  We packed things such as socks, school supplies, toy trucks, brushes, hair ties, soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, and more! They were very happy to serve God by helping other kids somewhere else in the world!  read entire story. . . .

Minneota Public School Honor roll

Minneota Public School
First Quarter Honor Roll

The honor roll is divided into three sections, the Straight A Honor Roll (4.00 GPA), the A Honor Roll (3.666-3.999 GPA), and the B Honor Roll (3.33-3.665 GPA). The honor roll is published each nine week period for grades 7 and 8 and each semester for grades 9-1  read entire story. . . .

Heart to Heart can help those who need it

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to the holiday season.
Naturally, when you think about food, gifts and family together — your heart is warmed.  read entire story. . . .

Be alert for 'Spoofed' phone numbers

As people try to screen unwanted phone calls, unscrupulous telemarketers and scam artists have looked for new ways to lure people to answer calls.  read entire story. . . .

Recycle your holiday lights

The holiday season is officially upon us.  For many of us that means donning the house, porch, shrubs and trees with holiday lights.  When your old lights do not turn on, there is a solution.
The Canby DAC, along with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) in partnership with WCCO-TV and ACE Hardware, announces the annual launch of "Recycle Your Holidays ™," the only statewide holiday light recycling program.  read entire story. . . .

Holiday Home tour set

The Lyon County Historical Society’s annual Holiday Home Tour fundraiser is from 1-4 p.m.,  Sunday, December 6.  
The Lyon County Museum will open at noon.  
Tickets are available starting November 12 at the Lyon County Museum in downtown Marshall and at Hy-Vee in Marshall.  
Four unique homes in and around Marshall along with the St. James Episcopal Church are on the tour this year.  read entire story. . . .

Tree walk to begin soon

The Lyon County Historical Society’s Third Annual Indoor Christmas Tree Walk opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 21 and goes through New Year’s Eve.  
View decorated trees by area businesses and nonprofit organizations inside at the Lyon County Museum in downtown Marshall.  Free admission.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward part of Penny Campaign

Kindergarten through second grade students at St. Edward’s School in Minneota participated in the “ABC…1-2-3…Raise Pennies With Me,” campaign drive sponsored by the United Way of Southwest Minnesota.  read entire story. . . .

Local conference for Young Writers set for January

The SWWC presents the 24TH Annual Conference for Young Writers on January 6, 2016.
Ryan Jacobson, an author from Mora, MN originally from Pipestone, will be presenting this year’s keynote address on Writing Stories Is a Three-Ring Circus. Ryan has so much energy and passion for writing, students won’t want to miss it.  read entire story. . . .

SMAC Art Gallery announces new exhibit

Exhibit runs November 12 - December 18, 2015

The public is invited to visit the SMAC Art Gallery at their downtown Marshall location and meet artist KARI CL WEBER at a reception for her exhibit from 5 - 7:00 PM on
Thursday, November 12, 2015

*Added bonus:  Enjoy the music of the 15-year-old violinist, OLIVIA WHITE, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM*  read entire story. . . .