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  1. Young authors in actionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Marshall Independent

    Photo by Jenny Kirk Sleeping Beauty and David Dashing - are interviewed by young reporter Wanda Where About during the Young Writers Conference at Southwest Minnesota State University. because unlike knowledge, there are no limits when it comes to imagination.


  2. New child day cares answer call to fill increasing needRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Marshall Independent

    Sisters-in-law Michele Gregoire and Malissa Smidt say they were acting on a good opportunity when they decided to open their own child day care center. Smidt had been running her own day care in her home for a number of years.


  3. Marshall to apply for grant for new school zone signsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    The city of Marshall and four local schools are planning to work together to try and slow down traffic in school zones. This week, members of the Marshall City Council took actions that will allow the city to apply for grant funds for additional traffic signs near Park Side Elementary, West Side Elementary, Marshall Middle School, and True Light Christian School.


  4. SMAC awards $103,757 to area schools and arts organizationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Arts in the Schools grants provide funds for artist residencies in schools or arts-related field trips that include educator training and community involvement. Grants can be awarded up to $2,500 , or $4,000 .


  5. Dentist giving backRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    It's been almost 10 years since Sgt. 1st Class Matt Kahler died in Afghanistan, but he hasn't been forgotten by his family and organizations that support veterans and fallen heroes.


  6. Day care plan rejected twice by YMC BoardRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Photo by Jody Isaackson Granite Falls City Manger Crystal Johnson and EDA Director Cathy Anderson requested a $25,000 grant from the YMC Board of Commissioners Tuesday and was denied. GRANITE FALLS - The shrinking number of day care providers in Yellow Medicine County did not stop YMC commissioners from saying Commissioner John Berends made the motion twice to provide $25,000 for the fledgling project.


  7. Granite Falls EDA director to address YMC Board over day care grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Granite Falls Economic Development Director Cathy Anderson will be approaching the Yellow Medicine County Board for a grant for the city's day care project in today's board meeting. Anderson was encouraged to return by Board Chair Gary Johnson after the board approved a substantial grant for Cardinal Kids Daycare in Clarkfield at the last board meeting.


  8. Honoring serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    A bitingly cold wind was blowing through the courtyard outside Marshall Middle School on Friday morning. But if students were uncomfortable, they didn't show it, standing at attention while members of the American Legion raised a new American flag on the school flagpole.


  9. Dorothy BorgrudRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Dorothy Borgrud, 82, of Atwater, a cherished mother, grandmother and beloved friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Granite Falls Hospital. A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Presbyterian Church in rural Spicer.


  10. $25,000 boost for daycareRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    The Yellow Medicine County Board voted 3-2 to approve a $25,000 donation to the Cardinal Kids Daycare program in Clarkfield during its meeting Tuesday. Clarkfield City Administrator Amanda Luepke, Clarkfield Charter School Director Kathy Koetter and Clarkfield City Council Member Sue Fritz presented the request to the county board.


  11. Section 3A Volleyball Roundup: Chargers fall to Red Rock Central in Section 3A tournament playRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    The No. 10S Westbrook-Walnut Grove volleyball team fell to No. 7S Red Rock Central in three sets in the first round of the Section 3A Tournament Monday night, losing by scores of 25-13, 25-22, 25-10.


  12. Prep Volleyball: Section 3A volleyball brackets releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    In the North bracket, Minneota earned the No. 1 seed and will face the winner of No.


  13. Viola MorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Mork, of Monticello, 94, are at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at United Methodist Church in Monticello with family visitation one hour prior. Vi was born May 26. 1923, to Amanda Siverhus and Jesse Eliason in Montevideo.


  14. New program inviting new residents to regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Attracting and retaining residents is a key component for the sustainability of the region. Newcomers will fill jobs, start new businesses, populate the schools, become homeowners, taxpayers, and new community leaders through the new Get Rural program.


  15. YMC sets preliminary levy increase of 0.75 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    The Yellow Medicine County Board selected one of four primary levy scenarios presented by Finance Manager Michelle May on Tuesday and modified it by setting the maximum primary levy increase for 2018 at 0.75 percent. The reason for the modification in the projected increase was the board had just approved the addition of a permanent part-time tech person to assist Information Technology Coordinator Dennis Pederson at a salary of $17,500 per year.


  16. 'People like all of you'Read the original story

    Sep 25, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    A special Founders Day celebration took place on Monday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a college on the prairie in southwest Minnesota - an institution now known as Southwest Minnesota State University. The well-attended event was held in the Alumni Plaza area on campus and served as an official kick-off for Homecoming Week activities.


  17. Raymond Van LerbergheRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond Van Lerberghe, 86, of Wood Lake, will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Granite Falls with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


  18. YMC Board members report on meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    GRANITEa SFALLSa S- The Yellow Medicine County commissioners at Tuesday's meeting shared information from the various organizational boards on which they sit. Commissioner Glen Kack had attended a Western Mental Health meeting where they discussed the high cost of their most recent psychologist as being $160 per hour.


  19. Surviving Irma's wrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Submitted photo Kathy Meyer, formerly of Hazel Run, and her daughter, Shelly Meyer, formerly of Marshall, live in Clermont, Florida, and experienced the fury of Hurricane Irma. To say that Kathy Meyer has seen some interesting weather lately would be an understatement.


  20. Broadband speakers draw crowd for YMC Board meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Marshall Independent

    Several employees and officers of the Minnesota Valley Television of Granite Falls attended the Yellow Medicine County Board meeting Tuesday to hear speakers from two broadband related companies. Speakers Doug Dawson of CCG Consultants, Inc. and Chris Konechne of Finley Engineering talked about getting fiber optic service for the farmers across the middle of Yellow Medicine County and connecting with current providers on each end.


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