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‘I’m tierd. And so much to do’

May 5, 2015 Part I: The following article appeared in the Lyon Tale in 200. more »»

Give the gift of time and love this Mother’s Day

May 4, 2015 What do you plan to get for Mom this Mother’s Day? If she’s like most Americans, she probably feels time-constrained and the hours she spends with family and friends are precious. more »»

Editor's column: It’s clear who we should root for ... isn’t it?

May 2, 2015 Boxing is the ultimate individual sport — the one where there really is an “I” in team. more »»

Newsboys in Marshall

May 2, 2015 The first time I ever heard Christian music was when I was in college. more »»

On the porch

May 2, 2015 May is Minnesota Museums Month, a 31-day celebration of more than 600 historic sites, art museums, zoos and science centers across the state. more »»

RN to BSN students eager for next step

May 2, 2015 What a great feeling it is to walk across the commencement stage, knowing you have a job waiting for you. more »»

Should TV shows be considered a source of medical information … an Oz question?

May 2, 2015 Undoubtedly, readers of the Independent have seen media reports of medical issues on television and the Internet. more »»

Marshall Community Services

May 1, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Protect seniors from financial abuse

April 30, 2015 It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. more »»

Consider the pastabilities

April 29, 2015 Pasta has long been a major part of our American diet. It’s been estimated that 20 pounds of pasta are consumed per person each year. more »»

What’s new?

April 29, 2015 It happens everyday and everywhere. more »»

Grilled fruit anyone?

April 29, 2015 May is just around the corner. In a few days, we can turn the page on the calendar to May and hopefully turn the page on the cold weather as well. more »»

Of computers and cars

April 29, 2015 Modern society has benefited enormously from computerization. For instance, any savvy consumer can use their smart phone while shopping to watch — in real time — as their credit card balance balloons. more »»

Drive thrus and drive ins

April 27, 2015 The following column was written by S. E. “Stu” MacDonald, in 1996, who owned and operated, along with his wife Dorothy, Stu’s Drive-In during the summers of 1949 to 1961. more »»

Dust off your financial plan

April 27, 2015 Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring-cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off — that long-term financial plan. more »»

Editor's column: ‘… wherever flames may rage’

April 25, 2015 My brother-in-law David, the fire chief of the Garvin Fire Department, has in the past subtly tried to recruit me to join the department. more »»

All in a Saturday

April 25, 2015 Last Saturday saw me and Ross heading to Willmar for his barbershop chorus’ annual spring concert. It started off as a nice sunny day, too bad we were going to be indoors for a majority of it. more »»

Cowan award-winner is Rich in experience

April 25, 2015 Imagine, if you will, sitting around a table with some friends, telling stories and talking smart. Perhaps there’s an adult beverage or two being consumed. more »»

On the Porch…

April 25, 2015 Theodore Thomas was born in Grandview Township on July 9, 1874. His parents were Jacob and Clara (Baldwin) Thomas, who were among the earliest settlers of Lyon Count. more »»

Marshall Community Services

April 24, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit The MCS summer brochure will be released on April 18. more »»

Avoid falling victim to telemarketing scams

April 24, 2015 In recent years, telemarketing scams have become an easy way to prey on older adults, costing victims thousands of dollars and, in some cases, their identity. more »»



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