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Is it about time?

September 29, 2012 The school year is well under way. Students are already into the 5th week of the 2012-13 school year. It has been a wonderful start to the school year for the students and staff alik. more »»

Eat, drink, bid merry

September 29, 2012 Fundraisers run the gamut, from galas to walks to everything-a-thons. These days there are many ways to raise money for a good cause, and the March of Dimes is no exception. more »»

September is Senior Center Month

August 25, 2012 It’s fall, with its splendid display of fall colors. If you have a spare minute, drive by and see our change of color. more »»

President search under way at SMSU

August 25, 2012 The new year at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is underway with a rebound in our first year class enrollment and a year to prepare for the transition to new leadership. more »»

What went right — some school stories that did not get reported

August 25, 2012 We humans have a bad habit. We sometimes find ourselves focusing on the negative things in our lives and fail to recognize the positives. more »»

Celebrating the Hispanic heritage in America

August 25, 2012 To celebrate the Hispanic heritage with you I will begin by telling you who are Hispanics, what the differences are and what it is like to be Hispanic. more »»

New-look ACC

July 28, 2012 The Adult Community Center has had a “facelift.” We are now the “Colonial Red” building sitting on the backside of the Whitney Parking lo. more »»

Celebrating Independence Day

July 28, 2012 For some countries, to celebrate Independence Day is to celebrate a triumph or victory, and for their people, a happiness to celebrate the peace because it built the pillars of their country and... more »»

Danger! Three kinds of smoke

July 28, 2012 You see the warnings on every pack of cigarettes, yet one in eight women in Lyon County admit to smoking while pregnant. more »»

Meeting the highest standards

July 28, 2012 United Way of Southwest Minnesota has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements satisfactorily and on time for 2012. more »»

The SMSU scorecard for the 2011-12 academic year

July 28, 2012 Southwest Minnesota State University started the year with an Interim President, one of the smallest freshmen classes in recent history and large budget cuts to the base funding due to legislated... more »»

Thank a nurse

June 30, 2012 From the very youngest of patients in newborn intensive care units to the elderly in hospice, nurses protect our health, work to prevent injury, alleviate suffering and advocate for our care. more »»

The power of Imagination Library

June 30, 2012 During June, somewhere in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine or western Redwood counties, a child received the 175,000th book delivered through the United Way of Southwest Minnesota partnership... more »»

Socializing and networking

June 30, 2012 The Adult Community Center is that infamous blue building on the back side of the Whitney Parking Lot! Come check us out. more »»

Family communications planning

June 30, 2012 We are at the time of year where we are planning family vacations, reunions, attending weddings, having family picnics, et. more »»

Sports facility project and economic development

June 30, 2012 Since accepting the interim President’s position at SMSU I have followed with interest the conversations on the optional sales tax proposition supporting the Regional Amateur Sports facility and the... more »»

Programs and projects

May 26, 2012 This month we’re going to take a peek at some of the programming we provide in the area of Community Service opportunities. These projects vary over the year. more »»

Beware the ‘summer slide’

May 26, 2012 On Friday, May 18, the Marshall Public Schools celebrated high school graduation. more »»

Assuring good stewardship

May 26, 2012 An important part of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s work is the annual citizen review of local not-for-profit organizations that seek affiliation and grant funding from United Way. more »»

Dream to reach your goals

May 26, 2012 Working with young people is a special thing to do. I have learned that it is not easy to be a teenager, that every culture brings its own way to be and each teenager brings their own personality. more »»



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