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Libraries in the Plum Creek Library System are offering new Storytelling Kits and invite patrons to explore the new collection of more than 130 kits.  Funded through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund,  Storytelling kits are available for checkout at all Plum Creek libraries and can be found in the online library catalog by searching, “Storytelling Kits”.  Each kit contains a variety of materials based on the kit’s theme.  Some include puppets, music CDs, and DVDs to accompany the storybooks. 


Pipestone )  Meinders Community Library hosts a program in Recognition of May Mental Health Awareness Month .. Tuesday, May 23rd – 6:30 pm with advocate, Deb LaCroix-Kinniry as speaker.  Her topic:  Do you know who to call during a mental health crisis?   Learn about Travis’ Law and how it can help you or a loved one in your greatest time of need.  Open to the public.


Edgerton )  Edgerton Library Events

Now thru May 31st .. Library hosts the Traveling Exhibit “Testify: Americana from

  Slavery to Today”.

Fri, May 25th – 7 pm .. Trivia at Grey Wolf Banquet Room.

Summer Reading Program begins Friday, May 26th for all kids 1st thru 12th grade.

Story & Craft Time10 am every Tuesday


Pipestone A’s Baseball Schedule

Wed, May 24th:  A’s HOST Luverne Redbirds – 7:30 pm .. Pork Chop Sandwiches

Sun, May 28th:  A’s AWAY at Mt. Lake Lakers – 2 pm

Sat, June 3rd:  A’s AWAY at Ruthton Royals – 2 pm

Sun, June 4th: A’s HOST Heron Lake Lakers – 4:30 pm  ..  7 inning game

Wed, June 7th:  A’s HOST Milroy Irish – 7:30 pm  .. New Horizon Farms Night

Sat, June 10th: A’s HOST Dawson Drakes – 6 pm .. League Game / Pepsi Invitational

Sun, June 11th: A’s HOST Wabasso Jaxx – 11 am .. Pepsi Invitational

Sun, June 11th:  A’s HOST Larchwood Diamonds – 3 pm .. Pepsi Invitational Chmpn

Sun, June 18th: A’s AWAY at Fox Lake Foxes – 2 pm .. 7 inning game

Sun, June 18th:  A’s AWAY at Fairmont Martins – 5 pm .. 7 inning game

– Fri, June 23rd:  A’s HOST Marshall A’s – 7:30 pm

Sun, June 25th: A’s HOST Lakefield Horned Frogs – 2 pm .. 7 inning game

Sun, June 25th: A’s HOST Jackson Bulls – 5 pm .. 7 inning game

Wed, June 28th:  A’s HOST Hadley Buttermakers – 7:30 pm .. Fan Appreciation Night

Sun, July 2nd:  A’s AWAY at Worthington Cubs – 2 pm

Wed, July 5th:  A’s HOST Ruthton Royals – 7:30 pm … MBC Night (ice cream)

– Sun, July 9th: A’s AWAY at Luverne Redbirds – 2 pm

– Wed, July 12th:  A’s AWAY at Milroy Irish – 7:30 pm

Sun, July 16th:  A’s AWAY at Windom Pirates – 2 pm

Sat, Aug 19th:  A’s HOST Alumni – 2 pm .. Last game of season 


Pipestone )  Pipestone American Legion and Auxiliary are now offering Poppies for sale at the American Legion and at the Memorial Day program Monday, May 29th.  All donated funds are given directly to support a variety of programs for local and Minnesota veterans and active-duty military persons.  The poppy is a symbol of sacrifice .. sacrifice made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. 

DNR webinars Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in wildlife to tune in to upcoming webinars.  Next Wednesday webinar is :  12 noon – May 24th –  Monarch butterfly conservation .. simple steps to make a difference.  Learn from experts from Monarch Joint Venture about what is being done for monarchs in North America and how you can take part here in Minnesota.   Webinars are free and part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.  Registration required.  Information on the outdoor skills and stewardship page (

Slayton ) American Legion Auxiliary Unit 64 of Slayton distributes poppies in the community on Thursday, May 25th.  Money collected supports programs for Veterans. When you see members of the Auxiliary with the poppies, remember what our Veterans have done to keep our nation free. Many gave the ultimate sacrifice and, so many are still struggling today. Be generous and honor our Veterans.

Slayton )  Murray County Fair Board meeting .. Thursday, May 25th – 7 pm at the  4-H building at the Fairgrounds in Slayton!   All are welcome.  

Flandreau )  Avera Flandreau Hospital and Community Blood Bankl host a Community Blood Drive .. Thursday, May 25th .. 7:30 am – 11 am and 12:30 – 3 pm. Schedule an appointment by logging onto, selecting “events” and May 25, Avera Flandreau Hospital or call 605-331-3222.  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.  All who donate receive a $10 Subway gift card as a thank you. 


Pipestone )  Pipestone County Ambulance Association’s OPEN HOUSE .. Thursday, May 25th .. 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the EMS building.  Free brats, hot dogs, beans, chips, and pop.  Free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.  Coloring books, balloons, and stickers for the kids.  Demonstrations held on:  Stop the Bleed .. and Hands Only CPR.  Sign up for the Code Red Emergency notifications.  Meet your hometown EMT’s and see the emergency vehicles up close. 

Edgerton )  Burgers & Baskets Meal .. Silent Auction Fundraiser in honor of Teresa Kooiman for her ongoing fight with breast cancer .. Thursday, May 25th .. 5 to 8 pm in Edgerton at First Reformed Church (230 Maple Street West).  

Pipestone )  Raptors of Minnesota Program at Pipestone National Monument .. Saturday, May 27th – 1 pm.   University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center brings a variety including:  great horned owls, hawks, and a bald eagle to learn about these amazing birds of prey.  Free event.  Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot at 12:45 pm and bring a lawn chair.  Please – no dogs at this event.

MEMORIAL DAYMonday, May 29th .. to remember .. to honor .. to thank those who have served and are currently serving our country.  We must never forget.

Pipestone )  Pipestone American Legion’s Avenue of Flags will be flown on Memorial Day – May 29th .. 7 am to 5 pm in various locations around Pipestone.  Volunteers are crucial to helping set-up and take-down the flags.  Those interested, should meet at the Pipestone Fire Department parking lot at 7 am Monday.   Please return at 5 pm to help retire the flags.  

Chandler )  Memorial Day Service at Chandler Reformed Church .. Monday, May 29th – 9:30 am .. hosted by Chandler American Legion and Auxiliary .. dedicated to those who served.  Honor lives eternally in grateful hearts of free men. 

Ruthton )  American Legion Post #506 Ruthton holds Memorial Day Program & Lunch .. Monday, May 29th – 11 am at the Ruthton Community Center.  All are welcome.

Holland )  Memorial Day Program – Monday, May 29th – 9:30 am at Veteran’s Memorial in Holland City Park .. then walk to the Holland Cemetery for 10 am program.  (Inclement weather – would move program indoors to Holland Fire Hall).  Luncheon to follow 11 am – 1 pm at Holland City Park. 


Iona )  Iona’s Memorial Day Programs:

  • 9 am   IONA VFW at Badger Lake Cemetery 

  • 9:30 am IONA VFW St Columba Cemetery

Fulda )  Fulda’s Memorial Day .. Monday, May 29th.  Begins with military services:                 – 7:30 am .. Immanuel Lutheran & Seward cemeteries                                                                               – 8:00 am ..  St. Gabriel’s  – 8:30 am .. Prairie Hill.                                                                           – 9:30 am .. Fulda Lake.                                                                                                              –10:00 am .. Memorial Day Program at Fulda High School. Following program, FCCLA students serve lunch in the High School Cafeteria until Noon. ALL ARE WELCOME

Jasper )  Memorial Day Program .. Monday, May 29th .. 11 am at the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church.   Auxiliary-sponsored lunch to follow program in church’s fellowship hall.

Edgerton )  Memorial Day Program .. Monday, May 29th .. 9 am at SW Christian High School gym.   Prior to the program – 8 am .. a pancake fundraiser breakfast for the school will be held.


L. Wilson ) Memorial Day Program .. Monday, May 29th ..

9 am     Ellsborough Lutheran Cemetery near L. Wilson

9:15 am   Lutheran Cemetery near L. Wilson

9:45 am   Catholic Cemetery near Woodstock

10 am   Woodstock Cemetery at Diamond Corner

10:30 am Hillside Cemetery in L. Wilson

11 am   Memorial Day Service at Lake Wilson Legion Hall .. w/ picnic dinner 


Slayton )  Memorial Day Programs .. Monday, May 29th:

– 8 am     Hadley Highland Home Cemetery – Slayton

– 8:45 am   Memorial Gardens Cemetery – Slayton

– 9:15 am   St. Ann’s Cemetery – Slayton

– 9:40 am   Wreath in River – Slayton

– 9:45 am   North Cemetery – Slayton

– 10 am   Murray Co. Veteran’s Memorial – Slayton

– 10 am    Avoca Veteran’s Memorial – Avoca

– 11 am   Program at MCC School gym – Slayton (joint program by Slayton and    

               Avoca)  Lunch afterwards at 4-H building .. free will offering accepted


Pipestone )  Memorial Day ProgramMonday, May 29th – 10 am at New Woodlawn Cemetery .. bring your own lawn chairs.  (Inclement weather – would move indoors at the Pipestone American Legion).

DNR webinarsMinnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in wildlife to tune in to upcoming webinars.  Next Wednesday webinar is :  12 noon – May 31st –  Muskie diet secrets revealed  .. There have been a lot of tall tales and misconceptions around what muskies eat, but we’ve got the facts! DNR fisheries experts: Brian Herwig,  Jim Wolters, and Kamden Glade provide new insights on the diets and ecology of Minnesota muskellunge and related fishing tips that can help you hook Minnesota’s top predator.   Webinars are free and part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.  Registration required.  Information on the outdoor skills and stewardship page (

Balaton )  Red Cross Blood Drive in Balaton at the Community Center .. Wednesday, May 31st .. 12:30 – 6:30 pm.  Walk-ins welcome.  To make an appointment, visit online at and enter BalatonMN.  Or – call Connie at 507-829-1615.


Slayton )  Slayton Area Chamber’s GOLF TOURNAMENT .. Friday, June 9th .. at Slayton Country Club .. proceeds to benefit “Light up Gullord Park” holiday event.  Sign up to play by May 31st .. contact the Slayton Area Chamber 507-836-8154.  $40 person .. $160 per 4-person team.  Golf cart rentals not included.  Meal includes:  Pork chops grilled by Murray Co. Pork Producers.   

Marshall )  Shades of the Past CAR SHOW in Marshall.  Open to: Cars, trucks, bikes, tractors and rat rods.                                                                                                                                      – Friday, June 2nd:  Friday Cruise .. line-up 6 pm behind Runnings .. starts 6:30 pm                       – Saturday, June 3rdCAR SHOW .. Registration ($20) 8 – 11 am .. Car Show 10 am – 2 pm in the lot behind Runnings Store at corner of Hwys 59 & 23.  Car*Tunes with DJ Mylan Ray.  Free to the public. 

Mylan Ray’s “Car ~Tunes” at Car Shows:                                                                  

  • Saturday, June 3rd .. Marshall “Shades of the Past” Car Show .. 10 am – 2 pm

  • Thursday, June 15th .. Ihlen at Split Rock Burgers / Brews .. 4 to 8 pm

  • Saturday, June 24th .. Pipestone “Watertower Festival” .. 9 am to 2 pm

  • Saturday, August 5th .. Ghent’s “Belgian American Days” .. 10 am – 2 pm

Madison, SD )  Prairie Village west of Madison, SD – 2023 Event Schedule

·        Sat, June 3rd Miss Prairie Village / Miss Prairie Princess Pageant

·        Fri, June 9th   Northern Bull Riding Tour

·        Sat, June 17th Opera House Concert:  “Divas Gone Country”

·        Sat/Sun, June 24-25   Railroad Days

·        Sat., July 8th   Opera House Concert “Divas Gone Country”

·        Sun., Aug. 6th Annual Car Show

·        Thu-Sun., Aug. 24-27  Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree

·        Mon, Sept. 4th Closes for season

·        Sat., Oct. 7th    Pumpkin Train

Pipestone )  Historic Pipestone Inc. Used Book Sale .. Saturday, June 3rd .. 9 am to noon in the basement of the Keyes Building (116 – 2nd Ave SW) in Pipestone.   Hardcover, paperback,  fiction,  nonfiction books – all books donated by the community.  Proceeds from the book sale benefit restoration efforts to preserve Historic St. Paul Episcopal Church in Pipestone.

Slayton )  Murray County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) presents “Touch-A-Truck” from 10 am to 2 pm .. Saturday, June 10th at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton.  Family-friendly and hands-on event giving kids of all ages the opportunity to explore big vehicles.  Understanding how trucks work and the people behind the wheel.  Refreshments and lunch available.  


MN State Park FREE DAYS in 2023  .. Minnesota DNR waives vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks on 4 dates in 2023 .. to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of spending time in nature.   Remaining Free Days in 2023, are:                                                             – Saturday, June 10th

– Saturday, September 9th                                                                                                                                                                                              – Friday, November 24

Slayton )  Slayton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 64’s annual fundraiser – Carlson’s Pillow Cleaning service .. Wednesday, June 14th .. 8 to 4 pm.  Held at the home of Merry Hollis (3207 Redwood Avenue, Slayton).  Have your feather pillows cleaned with new ticking and support programs for Veterans in the process.   Also – an assortment of feather pillows for sale.


Slayton )  Slayton Area Chamber’ s Burger Feed .. Wednesday, June 14th .. 5 – 7 pm at Pocket Park on Broadway Avenue in Slayton.   Murray County Cattlemen’s Assn grilling.  Burger meal (hamburger, chips, cookie, and water) – $8.   Just burger – $4.  Service Personnel eat free with military credentials.  Enjoy live music by:  Car Knees (Miron & Alex Carney).   Also a Classic Car Roll In event .. a portion of Broadway will be blocked off for you to park your beautiful ride.


Ihlen )  Split Rock Burger & Brews in Ihlen host their Just 4 Fun Anniversary Celebration.   4 years they’ve been here.  Thursday, June 14th .. 4 – 8 pm .. Outdoor Vendors .. Outdoor grill .. and Outdoor music with DJ Mylan Ray.  


Lake Benton )  Saddle Horse 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament .. Saturday, June 17th – 9 am at Lake Benton Elementary School’s Hardcourt.  Boys and girls brackets for grades: 4th – 6th  ..  7th – 9th ..  10th – 12th.  Register and prepay by noon June 15th.   Registrations and details available at the Lake Benton City / Chamber Office

Pipestone )  Community Blood Bank and Pipestone County Medical Center join to offer the next BLOOD DRIVE .. Monday, June 19th .. 9 am – noon / 1:30 – 5 pm .. in the circle drive located on the east side of PCMC.  Call for an appointment at 877-877-3070.  Also,  obtain an appointment online at  

Adrian )  Nobles County Corn & Soybean Growers AND Rock / Nobles Cattleman host a Golf Outing .. Tuesday, June 20th at the Adrian Country Club.  Tee time: 2 pm.  Steak dinner: 5:30 pm.   Free to members of the Nobles Co. Corn & Soybean Growers and the Rock / Nobles Cattleman.   To reserve your spot, call Adrian Country Club 507-483-2722.

Pipestone )  2023 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Sheep for Profit School .. Wed thru Friday, July 12th thru 15th in Pipestone.  A professional management school for the sheep industry to help improve sheep management skills; increase profitability of  operation and form relationships in your business.  Enrollment is limited.  Visit website for registration information and a course schedule.  For more information, contact the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Management Program, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone,  800-658-2330. 


Slayton )  Murray County Historical Society‘s annual Front Porch Music Concert Series. This summer’s concert lineup:

Thurs, July 20th:   Kordal Kombat, a Minnesota-based acapella group with national appearances and acclaim.

Thurs, July 27thMogen’s Heroes, a 50s and 60s rock & roll band from S.Dakota.

Thurs, August 3rdMapleStreet, a folk/bluegrass/rock fusion band from Slayton.

Concerts are free.  Held on the front porch of the historic Dinehart Holt House at 2812 Linden Avenue in Slayton.  Bring your lawn chair or blanket.   Free refreshments.  Concerts begin7 pm.   *Concert funding possible by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature.  SW Minnesota Arts Council is a nonprofit committed to promoting the arts in 18 counties of southwestern Minnesota.  Questions, contact the Murray County Historical Museum at  836-6533.


Leota )  11th Annual Pork n’ Pistons in the Park in Leota .. Wednesday, August 2nd .. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.   Cruise-in style Car Show for: tractors, trucks, cars, and motorcycles.  Also – V & M pork loin supper .. root beer floats .. for a free-will donation to support Leota Park.  


Ghent )  17th Annual Belgian American Days Ghent Car Show .. Saturday, August 5th on West McQuestion Street in Ghent.  Registration – 9 am.  Show – 11 am.  Awards – 2:30 pm.  Entry fee – $10.  Entry fee for Jeeps and Willys – $5.   Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors welcome.   Car~Tunes by KISD’s Mylan Ray.  For details – visit the Ghent Cruisers Facebook page.


Arlington, SD )  22nd Annual Arlington Car Show .. Sunday, August 20th .. on Ash Street at Arlington City Park.   Set up: 10 am – noon.  Show:  Noon – 4 pm.   Held on the grass in the shade.   Pre-registration: $13  .. On-site registration: $15.   (Mike Jorenby 605-203-0728.) 

Pipestone )  Community Blood Bank and Pipestone County Medical Center join to offer the next BLOOD DRIVE .. Monday, August 21st .. 9 am – noon / 1:30 – 5 pm.. (“Heroes Behind the Badges” event) in the circle drive located on the east side of PCMC.  Call for an appointment at 877-877-3070.  Also,  obtain an appointment online at  

Slayton )  13th Annual Rummage Sale at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Slayton .. Saturday, August 26th ..  9 am – 3 pm.  Collection of donated items ongoing.  Drop off at St. Ann School now until noon on August 22nd.   *NO: mattresses,  TV’s,  stereos, DVD players, VCR’s, car seats, major appliances,  broken items or items with missing pieces.  If you need a donated rummage item picked up – call Marcie 507-836-8030.

Pipestone )  Community Blood Bank and Pipestone County Medical Center join to offer the next BLOOD DRIVE .. Monday, November 6th .. 9 am – noon / 1:30 – 5 pm.. in the circle drive located on the east side of PCMC.  Call for an appointment at 877-877-3070.  Also,  obtain an appointment online at