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'Little Red Bookshelves' locations needed

The Little Red Bookshelf is an early literacy effort that places red bookshelves at key locations throughout the community where children and families often visit.
Shelves are filled with donated, new, or gently-used books in multiple languages for children ages birth to Fifth Grade.
The concept is simple — provide books where children gathe  read entire story. . . .

Consider becoming a 'Capitol Page'

The Minnesota House of Representatives is looking for High School Pages for the 2017 legislative session.
Modeled after the United States Congress Page Program, the opportunity is open to all Minnesota high school students in their junior year, and is a week in duration.
The formal application process includes an application form,  read entire story. . . .

Police Blotter

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

Monday, October 17
•911 in the 100 block of North Grant Street.
•Traffic Stop for a moving vehicle violation on Hwy. 68 at N. Grant Street..
•Damage to Property in the 300 block of East Third Street.
•Parking Complaint in the 200 block of East First Street.

Tuesday, October 18
•Keys locked in a vehicle in the 600 block of Kennedy Circle.
•Received a report of a vehicle being reposed at Serenity Estates Mobile Home Park.
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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.
No Menus available at press time
Thursday, October 27: Exercise at 10 a.m.; Bingo at 1 p.m.
Friday, October 28: ; “500” at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, October 31: Closed  read entire story. . . .

What's happening? Community calendar


Tuesday, October 25 to Sunday, October 30
The second show of SMSU Theatre’s season is the classic American comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You”.  Performances are 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25-29 and 2 p.m. October 30.  Dinner theatre is available Saturday, Oct. 29. For more information, please call the Theatre Office at (507) 537-7103.

Thursday, October 27
10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Senior LinkAge Line® and Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance at the Minneota Public Library.

4 p.m.– Rotary Roses can be picked up at the Minneota Community Center.  read entire story. . . .

St. Edward School Happenings

Grades 1 & 2-Mrs. Skillings
Our first and second graders did a great job getting pledges for the marathon. In math, we are learning about doubles and doubles plus one facts.  We are also working on telling time.  In social studies, were are starting the unit on geography.  The second graders are continuing to study the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  read entire story. . . .

SMSU announces summer graduates

A total of 128 degrees were awarded to students following the summer session of courses at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota.
The following students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Ivanhoe: Kristina Marie Gawarecki (Master of Business Administration); Wanda Leigh Paluch (Bachelor of Arts) and Sophie Ann (Engels) Johnson (Associate in Arts).  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. . . .

Tekiela to present wildlife programs

Nationally known naturalist/author Stan Tekiela is set to present “Birding” programs at area libraries on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Tekiela will begin the day at 10 a.m. at the Siverson Public Library in Hendricks where he will present the program “Loons”.
He will then be at the Ivanhoe Community Center in Ivanhoe, MN, at 1 p.m. and later at 3:30 p.m. in the Tyler Senior Center, in Tyler.
He will present “Intriguing Owls”. Tekiela has spent over 20 years studying every owl species found in the United States, and will share in his presentation intriguing aspects of these mysterious, nocturnal birds.  read entire story. . . .