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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 »»

Prairie Home Hospice upcoming volunteer training

April 23, 2015 At Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care, volunteers are the heart of who we are. As we expand services, our need for volunteers is also expanding. more »»

Ask a trooper

April 23, 2015 Question: What is the law with small farm trailers being exempt from registration? I heard something about a 10,000-pound limit when being pulled by a regular motor vehicle (not a farm tractor), but... more »»

In recognition

April 23, 2015 Thanks to Pride in the Tiger Foundation I want to thank the Pride in the Tiger Foundation for its support of the Foster Grandparent Program at Park Side and West Side Elementary School. more »»


April 22, 2015 This week’s column would have been more timely if I had written it one year ago at the 80th commemoration of a unique event that as far as I have been able to research had never occurred before in... more »»

Fight cancer with color

April 22, 2015 April marks National Cancer Control Month, a time to renew our efforts to control cancer at all stages — prevention, detection and treatment. more »»

May I make a toast?

April 22, 2015 Many things in life intrigue me. For instance, I am fascinated how human beings interact with nature. We are dependent upon nature, but we tend to abuse it. more »»

Wedding bells

April 22, 2015 My wife and I are brushing off our best duds and buffing up our boogie shoe. more »»

Be prepared for those RMDs

April 22, 2015 You might not think that 70-1/2 represents any particular milestone. more »»

Homesteading in Lyon County

April 20, 2015 Part III: Carpenter’s careful enumeration of chores reflects pride in those accomplishments. more »»

Don’t stress over fraud

April 20, 2015 District manager April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security. more »»

Editor's column: So many things to love, hate

April 18, 2015 There isn’t much to be said about the following lists, except that I think you all should make one — not every day, or even each week, but maybe once a month. more »»

Seven things to do

April 18, 2015 In a recent article posted by Minnesota Public Radio (which I saw on the Minnesota State Parks and Trails Facebook page), it listed seven things to do in Minnesota state parks this season. more »»

On the porch

April 18, 2015 This past week, we had a visitor who is very interested in the U.S. Dakota Conflict of 1862 come in the museum. He had read somewhere that James W. Lynd was one of the first victims of the conflict. more »»

This year’s SMSU commencement speaker, learned of hard work at a young age

April 18, 2015 When a kid gets up at 4 in the morning to fry doughnuts, then cleans up the bakery until about noon, he learns a little bit about working hard when needed and getting things don. more »»

Four financial questions many newlyweds ask

April 18, 2015 Randy Groff Soon after the wedding is over — and the chaos of planning had subsided —many newlyweds start asking themselves questions related to their financial situation. more »»



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