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Letter from a WWII soldier (Part III)

July 28, 2014 The following letter (dated July 1, 1944) was written by First Lieutenant Robert A. Engels (who grew up in Ghent) to his father A.J. Engels. Engels had been reported as missing since April. more »»

 
 
 
Is a new SS card in your cards?

July 28, 2014 To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August 2014. more »»

Editor's column: Just a reminder: Take nothing — and no one — for granted

July 26, 2014 I tucked my daughter in about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday. But this wasn’t our typical tuck-in time. more »»

New at the library

July 26, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Allee, Jennifer and Lisa Karon Richardson. Curtain Call • Boggs, Johnny D. Poison Spring (Western) • Brooks, Terry. more »»

Taking pictures through your telescope has never been easier

July 26, 2014 To this day, I absolutely love visual astronomy, using all types and sizes of telescopes to gaze at the celestial treats above. more »»

Create a plan to cover the necessities of retirement

July 26, 2014 Randy Groff What’s going to happen when your paycheck stops? It’s one of the biggest questions that people nearing retirement have. more »»

The never-ending hair battle

July 26, 2014 The last time my hair had bangs was in the mid-1990s. more »»

On the porch

July 26, 2014 Last week, the Lyon County Historical Society received a donation in the mail to add to its collection. more »»

Can you hear me now?

July 26, 2014 North-South vulnerable. North d. more »»

Marshall Community Services

July 25, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.marshallmn.co. more »»

Welu interning this summer at the Lincoln County Extension Office

July 25, 2014 IVANHOE — Taylor Welu, a 2011 Marshall High School graduate, has been enjoying her time this summer working as a summer intern for the Lincoln County Extension Office. more »»

Environmental care actions

July 24, 2014 With July almost over, I’m wondering if I should start to drag my Christmas tree up from the basement soon. more »»

Old furnace blues

July 23, 2014 Like all good plans, it was dead simple. The idea was to procure a wood burning furnace to serve as a supplemental source of heat. more »»

Five questions to ask your financial professional

July 23, 2014 Joshua Johnson When was the last time you met with a financial professional? Would you be more likely to keep those appointments if you knew some specific questions to ask? These meetings provide a... more »»

Hoping to be missed

July 23, 2014 One morning while looking at the Independent, I read that some youngsters were returned home in a runaway incident. I’m sure their parents had been worried and were happy to have them back hom. more »»

Books and beyond

July 22, 2014 Library patron When I saw Simon Garfield’s book, “To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing,” in the New at the Library list in the Independent Weekender earlier this summer, I... more »»

The tough conversation all couples ahould have

July 22, 2014 If asked, most couples would say it’s important to protect the financial future of their families in the event of a spouse’s unexpected death. more »»

Retirement is a big decision

July 21, 2014 District manager If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. July 26 is All or Nothing Da. more »»

Letter from a World War II soldier

July 21, 2014 PART II We were led to a small native village and given rice, of which we were to get awfully sick of eating before our journey was ove. more »»

On the agenda

July 21, 2014 Marshall School Board meeting When: 5:30 p.m. more »»

Editor's column: Paywhat? You knew it was coming

July 19, 2014 Times change. We used to pull a plow in our fields with horses, now we have GPS guiding our building-size tractors (which, by the way would make killer Transformers. more »»

 
 

MHS Class of 1979 plans weekend of activities August 1, 2014

The Marshall High School Class of 1979 reunion will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Marshall Country Club. RSVP to Mark Woitalewicz at 507-227-8918. Ice Breaker is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Shay’s. Walking at Camden Park is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, with a girls’ brunch at 10:30 a.m. more »

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License to offend

July 29, 2014 Last Friday while waiting for a red light to change on Main Street, I noticed the license plate of the car in front of me. (See photo) It said, KIZMYSS. more »

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