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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 »»

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 »»



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