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Slayton City Council Correction

After speaking with residents who live on 25th street. The city has decided not to remove the road posting signs. They feel that since the city limits ends right before Gus Khols business he is not a resident and wouldn’t incur any costs if the road would need to be repaired. 

Catholic United Financial Awards Scholarship to Tori Wieneke

Congratulations and best wishes are extended from Catholic United Financial to the young scholar listed below who is headed to college or trade school with one of our scholarship awards:

Since 1955, Catholic United has supported more than 4,000 of our members with scholarships to help defray the costs of tuition and expenses of post-high school education. In 2018, the association awarded more than $150,000. Scholarship recipients range in age from 17 to 44 and will attend college, trade school or a diploma program in the fall of 2018. More details about this scholarship and Catholic United can be found at or by calling 800-568-6670.

“Music of the Mississippi” by the Everett Smithson Band

“Music of the Mississippi” is a blues program featuring zydeco, texmex, old country, soul and hillbilly hoedown – music styles associated with communities along the Mississippi River. The band is made up of four members that play accordion, guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, jawharp, washboards, rubboards and mandolin.

The Everett Smithson Band plays an interesting variety of music as well as standards that have a unique spin on them and many delightful original songs. Band members share stories about the songs and instruments featured throughout the performance. Audience participation is encouraged by playing egg shakers, washboards, and more.

Following the music performance, free harmonica lessons will be given to all interested children and adults. The harmonica lessons include songs, diagrams, literature and free harmonica’s to take home. The harmonica lessons are sponsored by the Minnesota Blues Society. The free concert is Thursday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at West Elementary School. This program is for both children and adults who enjoy music and would like to learn more about Mississippi Blues.

Lunch will be served after the performance, sponsored by the MCC School’s Out Café. Lunch is free for all children and teens age 1 – 18. Adult lunch may be purchased for $4.00.

The music program and the lunch are co-sponsored by the Slayton Public Library and the MCC School’s Out Café. This project is funded in whole or in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum Open House on July 4th

CURRIE, MINNESOTA The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum staff wish to invite the public to their annual Open House on Wednesday, July 4th.  Eight of the historic buildings, including the gift shop, will be open to tour from 10am-5pm. Admission to the park has been waived for the day with free-will donations going towards upkeep and operations of the historic site. Free coffee and treats will also be served. 

We encourage you to come for a visit, whether the last time you visited End-O-Line was a year ago or forty years ago, you will always learn or see something new.  For more information, contact the park at (507) 763-3708,, or visit our website at 

Get The Dirt

Kathy Schwartz, Murray County Master Gardener

Shredded leaves and evergreen needles make an attractive mulch for flowerbeds and edible gardens. Weed free straw is less attractive, but effective in a vegetable garden.

Established plantings need about one inch of water each week. Adjust the amount for warm temperatures and rainfall.

Fertilize container roses once or twice a month is a slow release product was not used at the start of the season. Follow the label directions.

Information provided by the University of Minnesota Extension Service.