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Phil Dacey: The Godfather

October 26, 2015 The Godfather of Marshall Festivals. How else would you describe Phil Dacey? The poet, former SMSU English professor and originator of Marshall Festivals gave a rare public reading on Friday, Oct. more »»

Editor's column: Terrible Twos? What about the Terrible Teens?

October 24, 2015 Apparently, zombies are still in this year as Halloween approaches. The undead are still popular and will be walking the streets — and hitting the bars, I’m sure — Halloween nigh. more »»

On the porch …

October 24, 2015 The Lyon County Historical Society is a member of the West Central Minnesota Historical Association. The WCMHA is a collaboration of county historical societies and area museums of 10 counties. more »»

Reversing Alzheimers?

October 24, 2015 Editor’s note: This column will be a periodic feature in the Independent Weekender. This is the first of two parts on treatment choices for Alzheimer’s. more »»

Marshall Community Services

October 23, 2015 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

When investing, put time on your side

October 23, 2015 Now that we’re well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing — and it’s important to use that time wisely. more »»

Ask a trooper

October 22, 2015 By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I own a 1987 Toyota based RV. The dashboard instrument cluster is pretty minimal. No tachometer, etc. more »»

Leaves and gardening

October 21, 2015 Marshallites did not need to go far this fall in order to enjoy the brilliant colors of many trees. Just a ride around town would have sufficed. more »»

Cucurbita family

October 21, 2015 The new word that I learned this week is cucurbita! We are likely more familiar with this name for produce by these names: pumpkins, squash and gourds. more »»

Politician’s words

October 21, 2015 At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too little” in taxes and “the middle class pays too much. more »»

Pumpkins, cider, doughnuts and beer

October 21, 2015 It’s been around as long as I can remember, and for our family, it was the annual fall ritual done during October. At times, it was a bit dangerous — at times, a bit messy, but it was always fu. more »»

The Great Pumpkin

October 21, 2015 Halloween is a weird holiday. All year long, we drill into our kids’ heads that they should never take candy from strangers. more »»

Autos changed ways we did business

October 19, 2015 The following article was written after interviewing S.E. (Stu) MacDonald who owned and operated, along with his wife Dorothy, Stu’s Drive-In during the summers of 1949 to 1961. more »»

This international skeptics day, check your statement

October 19, 2015 District manager International Skeptics Day falls in October, making it a month of second-guessing and, hopefully, getting to the truth of the matter. more »»

Editor's column: Coaching with heart — sometimes with a heavy heart

October 17, 2015 Southwest Minnesota State volleyball coach Terry Culhane sat in his usual spot during Saturday’s match against St. Cloud State — one padded seat in from the end. more »»

In search of fall colors

October 17, 2015 You know that time when you trip, either on the ice or the stairs or something, and quickly turn around, hoping no one is looking? That’s how I felt a couple of Mondays ago after I finished off my... more »»

On the porch

October 17, 2015 The Lyon County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Dessert Social is on Thursday in the community room at the Lyon County Museum. more »»

It’s all politics

October 17, 2015 “Even when I was in the sixth grade, I knew I wanted to be involved in politics.” That’s how single-minded SMSU senior Erik Khzmalyan has been as he has pursued his career goals. more »»

Stop and smell the hostas … or, maybe not

October 17, 2015 Parents of children: I feel for you. more »»

Your Health Take charge of your health

October 17, 2015 I’ve heard from many students lately that they don’t like parts of their bodies. more »»



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