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Hit the lanes to make a difference

March 28, 2015 “A hundred years from now it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was or what car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. more »»


March 28, 2015 In almost every one of the 2,700 YMCA communities the physical facility is seen as a community hub. A place that the community built and supports. more »»

YMCA: more than fitness — it’s a cause

February 28, 2015 In addition to the heart-pumping workouts you may know us for, the Y offers heart-filled help as a nonprofit focused on strengthening community. more »»

March is Minnesota Food Share Month

February 28, 2015 Be the Hero. Fight Hunger. more »»

Community investment process

February 28, 2015 An important part of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s work is the annual review of local not-for-profit programs that seek affiliation and grant funding from United Way. more »»

FLY survey and state assessments

February 28, 2015 During the last seven plus months, the familiarity I have with various aspects of the Marshall Public School District has grown significantly, as one might imagine. more »»

Neat events upcoming at the Center

February 28, 2015 It’s March, that time of year when we are hopeful of spring to come! It will either warm up, buds will blossom and our thoughts will turn to planting flower and gardens. more »»

Reaching out to all learners

February 28, 2015 Southwest Minnesota State University is very proud to serve the southwest region of Minnesota as its only four-year university. more »»

YMCA ownership

January 31, 2015 Like every business, the Y has an ebb and flow which is fairly consistent on a daily, seasonal and annual basis. A common day starts at 5:15 a.m. more »»

WCA looking forward to mural unveiling

January 31, 2015 You are invited to come join Western Community Action on Monday, Feb. 9, from 4:30-6 p.m. as we unveil our Community Partner Donor Recognition Mura. more »»

MARL’s impact

January 31, 2015 This spring marks the 15th anniversary of the creation of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) program at Southwest Minnesota State University. more »»

Chances to get involved with your schools

January 31, 2015 This month, I would like to provide information about two opportunities for stakeholders (students, staff, parents, and community members) in the Marshall Public School District to provide direction... more »»

Lasting solutions

January 31, 2015 Real change requires tackling the source, not just the symptoms, of community challenge. more »»


January 31, 2015 It’s February and most people think of love and Valentine’s Day. For me, February is about friendship. As I sit and contemplate- I realize there are different types of friend. more »»

Technology in our schools

December 27, 2014 The first semester for Marshall Public School students, staff, and parents officially concluded on Dec. 23. more »»

Return on investment

December 27, 2014 When you invest in the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN), you invest in your own backyard. more »»

Saving energy in 2015

December 27, 2014 Right now our focus is on the holiday season: food, gifts, time with friends and family. When January gets underway we sometimes have to pay the price for too much food eaten, too much money spent. more »»

Diabetes — prevention is key

December 27, 2014 The statistics are staggering. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States today. more »»

Looking out for seniors

December 27, 2014 The “graying” of America is a reality now. In Minnesota by 2025 there will be more people 65 and older than in the classrooms, according to the State Demographers Office. more »»

A big month

November 29, 2014 November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month. There are 88,000 Minnesotans age 65 plus living with Alzheimer’s disease. more »»



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