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Good luck at State!

Posted February 27, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Gabe Krick and Jace Paplow, WWG students and members of the TMB-WWG wrestling team will be competing in the MN State Team Wrestling Tournament, beginning on Thursday, February 27. Jace will be wrestling in the individual tournament competition, as well as the team competition. Jace won first place Saturday, February 22, in the Section final tournament to advance. (File Photo)

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    Every tombstone tells a story

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    In a quiet little cemetery in Mansfield, Missouri is the unpretentious grave of the woman who put a number of rural towns in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota and South Dakota on the map. Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband Almanzo and their daughter Rose Wilder Lane are buried side by side.

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    Sandra Ruth

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    February 14, 2020

    Sandra Ruth (Starken) Rettmer age 79 of Marshall, formerly of Tracy, passed away from complications of pneumonia and lung cancer

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    Memory Café coming to Murray County

    Memory Café is a social outing for people experiencing memory issues/loss and their Caregiver. It is a time for good conversation, coffee or water, and a snack. Beginning this spring, Memory Café will be held on the first Tuesday of the month during the months of March, April and May at 2 pm in the Community Room at the Slayton Library. This program is sponsored by MCDAN (Murray County Dementia Awareness Network) and A.C.E. of SW Minnesota – Murray County thru a Dementia Grant from the MN Board on Aging.

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    Ku Klux Klan activities in Southwest Minnesota the next topic for lunchbox Lecture

    The Murray County Historical Society Lunchbox Lecture will host Anita Talsma Gaul, Ph.D. on Thursday, March 12 at noon in the Murray County 4-H building on the Fairgrounds in Slayton. In an effort to accommodate all schedules, a second presentation will be held the same day at 6:30 PM at the Slayton Public Library. There will be no charge for both presentations, but donations are gladly accepted.

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    WWG FFA 

    Top left: Olivia Anderson, Jessica Harder, Isabella Rentschler, Kelly Berglund, Heidi Imker, Kayla Freeburg, Kelsey DeSmith, Ivy Paplow, Erik Knudson, Colton Carter, Hunnter Bloch, Shelby Foster; Middle-Top Row: Madison Dennistoun, Lexi Herding, Jaden Olson, Jaden Scholl, Kalen Brown, Elizabeth Wiggins, Timothy Kleeberger, Calub Curry, Ben Larsen, Anna Lee; Middle-Bottom Row: Matthew Baker, Cole VandeDeWiele, Elijah Merrick, Dan Kleven, Zach Knudson, Luke DeSmith, Kole Curry, Orion Knakmuhs, Kelvin Vang, ; Front Row Officers : Kate Jorgenson, Ethan Mischke, Houa Yang, Ethan Swenhaugen, Beth

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    What’s the big deal with Leap Year?

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    I will be celebrating my 16th birthday this year. To make things even more interesting, I gave birth to my oldest son two days before my ninth birthday, and in 2004, he and I celebrated our 12th birthdays together.

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    FAMILY TIES

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Grant Hoogendoorn, left, rehearses a scene for the River Valley Players’ production “The Music Man.” This is the first time in an RVP production for Hoogendoorn whose mom, Andrea, is also

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    A duck for dinner at story time

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    During story time at the Larchwood Library Tuesday, Feb. 11, kids heard stories about ducklings and about a cow, a pig and a duck each going into a dog house for a ball

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    Certificate courses offered in welding and machining

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Northwest Iowa Community College will be offering two certificate courses for welding and machining March 10-May 28. These courses are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to qualify for an entry-level position in the local area or to

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    Rep. Wills welcomes Lyon County attorney

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Last week, Rep. John Wills (R-Spirit Lake) welcomed Shayne Mayer, seated in front, with the Iowa County Attorney Association to the Iowa House of Representatives. Mayer, who serves as the Lyon County attorney,

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    Reduce, reuse, recycle

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 8:51 pm

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    West Lyon has implemented a recycling program that benefits students, the school, community and the environment. The program recently received

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