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					2009 MURRAY COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY




                                                            Lots For Sale
                                                              In Fulda
                                                                                                               •14 Lots
                                                                                                   •Lot Sizes From .41 to .88 Acres
                                                                                                       •Prices From $10,000 to
                                                                                                     $15,000 For Qualified Buyers
                                                                                                        •Home Sites Ready For
                                                                                                         2007 Building Season
                                                                              TIF PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS
                                                            The initial occupant of the house on the purchased lot must meet the following guidelines
                                                                          in order to qualify for purchasing the lot at the reduced TIF price:
                                                                        •Family of one or two people - gross househould income of $67,600
                                                                       •Family of three or more people - gross household income of $77,740


                                                                  CALL FULDA CITY HALL

                                                                                    507-425-2504
                                                                                    WITH QUESTIONS OR
                                                                                    TO PURCHASE YOUR
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                               Dianne's Dockside
                              Located at Key Largo on Beautiful Lake Shetek
                                             507-763-3999
                                  •Home   Accents •Boutique Clothing
                                      •Exquisite Jewelry, Purses, Shoes
                                          •Classic Evening Wear
                                         •Unique Childrens Wear
                              Connie L McNab, DVM • Jennifer Reverman, DVM
                                   Steven D Dudley, DVM • Brian Dorcey, DVM
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         Providing complete veterinary health & treatment
               programs for large & small animals.
                 1909 Maple Ave., Slayton, MN
                507-836-8594 • 1-800-782-8387
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      Key Largo is a full-service restaurant and lounge located on
      beautiful Lake Shetek. We offer our guests priceless views
         of the lake, along with delicious meals and fabulous
                             entertainment!
    Come aboard our double decker cruising boat, The WhyKnot!




                    KEY
                   LARGO                                    BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE
                 Restaurant & Lounge                  We are located 10 miles North of Slayton and about 25
                   29 Valhalla Drive                      miles South of Marshall, just off Highway 59
                  Slayton, MN 56172                                            507-763-3400
                                                       keylargo@frontiernet.net www.keylargoonlakeshetek.com




                          Dine on
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                     for you and deliver you the first slice.      Gift
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                 Welcome
Welcome to Murray County!

Murray County is located in the south-
west corner of Minnesota. As you
explore our corner of the state, we
encourage you to take advantage of our
many natural resources, including water,
wildlife, and beautiful prairie vistas.
Whether you want to relax at the
lakeshore or immerse yourself in history,
we welcome you to explore.

Most of the products and services you
need can be found within our county’s
boundaries and we have enough recre-
ation options to keep residents and visitors busy year-round.

Murray County is home to Lake Shetek State Park, the End-O-Line Railroad Park and eight other county parks.
Fun comes in all shapes and sizes in Murray County. From bird watching to witnessing the awesome power of
the Buffalo Ridge, the sky’s the limit. We have something for everyone: Hunting, fishing, camping, golf, muse-
ums, historic sites, shopping, dining and several festivals and events scheduled throughout the year.

In 2010, Murray County will celebrate 100 years of our local fair. The Murray County Agricultural Society is
working hard to put on a spectacular show this year. Agriculture was a key activity in the settlement of Murray
County and remains today an important part of the econ-
omy and lifestyle of Murray County. Come to the
Murray County Fairgrounds on August 17th – 21st and
help us celebrate a grand tradition. Check out our his-
toric fairgrounds buildings, including the 2008 Minnesota
Barn of the Year.

Whether you want to relax at the lakeshore, immerse
yourself in history, or enjoy unique shopping and dining,
we welcome you! You can find more information on
things to do and places to stay at www.murray-coun-
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                   Source: Murray Co. GIS Data
                   Prepared By: Murray Co. Environmental Office
                   Displayed Using: Murray Co. Coordinate System
                                                                                        ½ Hiking & Biking Trail
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                                          TAKE A PRAIRIE TOUR




                                                                   County. Known as the Hub City, Slayton was the business
Spend a Day Seeing the Minnesota Prairie...
                                                                   center of the county during its agricultural beginnings. Visit
                                                                   the Murray County Historical Museum to see the Wornson
Southwestern Minnesota is prairie country, and Murray
                                                                   Log Cabin and get a first hand view of pioneer life from 130
County is right in the heart of the prairie. Not far from the
                                                                   years ago.
Banks of Plum Creek and the site of Laura Ingalls’ recollec-
tions. Murray County could have been used as a filming loca-
                                                                   Head west on Highway 30 and you’ll notice a visible change
tion for Little House on the Prairie.
                                                                   in the prairie landscape. Imagine that you are a settler from
                                                                   years past, traveling by wagon across a sea of prairie grass.
Start your day in Fulda. Drive around the Seven Mile Lake,
                                                                   As you drive through Hadley on your way to Lake Wilson,
taking note of the geese and other wild fowl. If you are fortu-
                                                                   you’ll see the beginning of the famous Buffalo Ridge. A natu-
nate, you’ll even see the Wood Duck, Fulda’s favorite bird.
                                                                   ral formation that has shaped the area’s weather for years.
On the shores of Seven Mile Lake, be sure to admire St.
                                                                   Buffalo Ridge is an awe-inspiring site.
Gabriel’s Catholic Church, noted for its stained glass win-
dows and beautiful lakeshore setting. Visit the Civil War
                                                                   Head south on 91 and travel to Chandler. Visit the Chandler
Cannon at the City Park and stop to see the GAR Monument
                                                                   Wind Farm and you’ll see a series of wind turbines towering
at the Prairie Hill Cemetery just north of town.
                                                                   above the prairie, harnessing the natural energy for the wind
                                                                   that sweeps across the prairies. Local residents will tell you
As you drive north on Highwy 59, you’ll note the expansive
                                                                   the wind never stops.
prairie that drew European settlers here to farm. In the sum-
mer, fertile fields host soybean and corn crops that are the
                                                                   Head back east to Iona and visit the Lundblad Prairie, a
envy of other parts of the country. The county’s rich soil gives
                                                                   native prairie on the edge of Badger Lake, three miles east of
back a bountiful harvest. In the winter, watch for snowmobil-
                                                                   Iona. In this rustic location, you can imagine how the early
ing enthusiasts who blaze along the county’s trails.
                                                                   pioneers saw the land. Awesome in its magnitude. Humbling
                                                                   in its breadth.
Six miles further north is Slayton, the County Seat of Murray

                                     Ask about our $5                                                               FULDA HOURS:
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   108 N. St. Paul Ave., Fulda, MN                                                                       Dr. T.J. Graber
                                                                                                         Dr. Sara Curell

            507-425-0025                                                                    108 N. St. Paul Ave., Fulda Ph: 507-425-0025
                                                                                             837 Maine St., Edgerton Ph: 507-631-7565
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                                            Murray County History
                                                                    fowl, game, and natural beauty of the woods and the lake that
                                                                    had been named Bear Lake. Nicollet had learned of Catlin's
                                                                    and Prescott's earlier writings and called the Timber and Bear
                                                                    Lake, "The Great Oasis."

                                                                    Nicollet's writings also mentions an area called "Lost
                                                                    Timber." The hidden wooded area was near the area that is
                                                                    now Chandler. The Sioux called the woods, "Tchan-na
                                                                    tambe" which interpreted into "hidden woods". The French
                                                                    knew of the area and called it "Bois Cache."

                                                                    First Settlers
                                                                    Hans Simonson was the first settler to the Leeds area arriv-
                                                                    ing in June of 1872.

                                                                    The local economy of the area began to improve in the fol-
                                                                    lowing years, and the villages in Murray County began to
                                                                    form. Avoca, Iona, Currie, Fulda, Hadley, Lake Wilson, and
                                                                    Chandler were some of the villages that had started up.

                                                                    Relations between the native Indians and the state had bro-
Background                                                          ken down during the preceding decade.
Though Native Americans had been here for centuries, the
first European visitors to the region began in 1831. Pliander
Prescott, a trader stopping at Bear Lake, was the first visitor     Dakota Conflict of 1862
to write about what he considered the most splendid resource
on this prairie trail.                                              Not all of the villages created in 1850s were legitimate settle-
                                                                    ments. As part of an attempt by irreputable individuals to
Prescott was considered an adventurous white trader for his         increase the number of votes cast for statehood, imaginary vil-
                                                                    lages were created. To validate these voters, false census
time. He, and his family, together with the company of voy-
                                                                    records were created. The imaginary settlers, numbering 100,
agers and several Indians left Traverse de Sioux (St. Peter) on
                                                                    all voted for statehood.
September 1, 1831.

In 1833, The American Fur Company began construction and            One of the fictional villages was supposedly near Lake
established a trading post. Located on the east edge of the         Shetek. Named Comwall City, the village census boasted a
Bear Lake at the isthmus, the post was named Crooked (Big           population of 91
Sioux) River post by the Indian agent Taliaferro. The fur com-      r e s i d e n t s .
pany's agent, Bailly, used the name, but Joseph Laframboise         However,      when
changed the name calling it "Grand Lisiere."                        settlers      John
                                                                    Eastlick, Charles
One of the best known traders during the post's regime was          Hatch, Phineas B.
Joe Laframboise. A log cabin served as the store for the goods      Hurd, John Wright,
to be traded and a warehouse for pelts.                             William J. Duley,
                                                                    N.W. Smith and
Distinguished Visitors                                              Aaron         Kock
                                                                    moved their fami-
Painter George Catlin visited the post on his way to the            lies to the area in
Pipestone Quarries. He stopped at the Laframboise home.             1862, they were
Catlin didn't venture west until he was 41 years of age. Catlin's   unable to find any
visit throughout the region was the inspiration for many of his     settlement.
paintings. He became noted as one of the most distinguished         Determined       to
Indian partners of his day. He is commonly noted as the first       stay, the men and
white man to visit the Pipestone Quarries.                          their families cre-
                                                                    ated their own set-
The next distinguished visitors to the Grande Lisiere came in       tlement.
1838 when Nicollet and Lieutenant John C. Fremont came
west with a government expedition. They were also guests at
the Laframboise home. Nicollet and Fremont were on an
expedition to explore the Minnesota River and the Missouri
River.

The Nicollet party was a large one. They spent three days
with Laframboise. Nicollet took time to study the plentiful wild
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                                              Murray County History
Tensions Mount (Dakota Conflict of 1862 continued)
Relations between the Native Americans and the state had
broken down during the 1850s. Many of the Indians had been
moved to reservations, and life was near to incarceration.
Deprived of a way to meet their needs, the Indians awaited the
provisions promised by the government. After months of wait-
ing, the food finally came. It was spoiled.

This sparked an already violatile situation. While the exact
details of what happened differ, tensions between the Indians
and their white oppressors had reached the boiling point. On
August 20, 1862 Lean Bear and White Lodge, two Dakota
Sioux Indians, led 100 warriors on a raid against the Lake
Shetek settlement. The 34 settlers had only enough time to
leave - they took no possessions. Bound for sanctuary in New
Ulm, the settlers were attacked and killed about one mile from
their homes.
                                                                                             Slaughter Slough
This attack was unique and didn’t follow the pattern of other
raids. None of the settlers’ belongings had been taken. No
cabins burned; no settlers were scalped. They weren’t robbed.
There was no excessive brutality.                                        Slightly less than three miles down the trail, the small group
                                                                      saw several Dakota riding toward them, Pawn amongst them.
Momuments and Remembrance                                             The families all fled down an incline into the tall slough grass.
An obelisk sits at the entrance of the Lake Shetek State Park,        Gunfire was exchanged.
a monument to the settlers killed in the encounter. Their mass           Two white men escaped through the neck of the slough into
grave near Lake Shetek is marked as well.                             the much larger wetland before the Dakota were able to cut
                                                                      this route of escape off. The others were surrounded. When
        To learn more about this event and other historical           grass moved or a shot from the slough rang out, the Dakota
                 events in Murray County, visit the                   would pour gunfire into the area. Pawn offered safety if the
            Murray County Historical Society in Slayton.              women and children came out. Afraid of a charge into the
                                                                      slough and fearing the Dakota warriors might set the grass
To learn more about Murray County and their history, visit them via   aflame they decided to accept the proposal. Unfortunately, a
      the world wide web at: www.murray-countymn.com.                 dozen women and children were killed after leaving the
                                                                      slough.
Slaughter Slough                                                         Eleven captives were taken north and west by White Lodge
    In 1851 a settlement of over fifty people began to carve a        and his warriors. A woman and child escaped, and an infant
life for themselves at Lake Shetek.        On August 18, 1862,        died. The remaining two women and six children were held
broken promises to the Native Americans along with the cor-           captive for three months under very difficult circumstances.
ruption of traders and the political agenda of many high offi-        They were rescued in the middle of November, 1862 by a
cials disrupted the peaceful frontier life. In the early morning      group of young Teton Lakota men who bargained for their
of August 20, 1862 Chiefs Lean Bear and White Lodge                   release. These young men were known as "Fool Soldiers".
unleashed their warriors on nine families living at Shetek.              The monument on Slaughter Slough rests on three stones.
    Charlie Hatch, was en route to the Hurd cabin that morning        Each stone represents a group to be honored:
and discovered the body of Voight, who was killed by the                 1. The Dakota: The original inhabitants of this land that
Indian warriors. He then began a desperate race back down             showed much restraint in reacting to the government that took
the lake to warn his family and other settlers. In an early           their land with broken promises. Finally, they arose in anger
newspaper account he is called "The Paul Revere of Lake               toward all white inhabitants in the area.
Shetek". Hatch was too late for some of the settlers, but did            2. The White Settlers: Most were brave, hard working
get ahead of the Dakota to warn the others. They decided to           young families trying to make a living in a harsh environment.
make a stand at the Wright cabin, where thirty-four men,              They became the innocent bystanders caught up in a larger
women and children gathered in fear and apprehension.                 conflict.
Negotiations took place with Pawn, a Dakota often living at the          3. The Fool Soldiers: Young Teton Lakota men who nego-
lake and well-known to the Shetek settlement. After much              tiated the release of the captives at risk of their own lives and
discussion, the settlers decided that they could not withstand        received no payment for their bartered goods. They were not
a prolonged siege in that cabin. They finally agreed to the           honored for their deed and were shunned by much of the
offer of safety if they would leave and go back East. Soon            Lakota community after the rescue.
they were in a single wagon driven by a team of horses head-
ing east on the New Ulm-Sioux Falls trail that crossed the Des
Moines River and continued across the prairie on the high
ground at this location.
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                                       HUNTING & FISHING
HUNTING
Finding places to hunt in Murray County is fairly easy with
approximately 65 State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)
and Federal Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) totaling
about 9,000 acres. These areas are open to the public for
hunting, trapping and wildlife observation. Most areas are
grassland containing wetlands of varying sizes and some
contain food plots and woody cover areas consisting of
shrubs and conifers. A few areas contain woodlands.

Talcot WMA
Talcot is located seven miles east of Fulda on the Murray-
Cottonwood county line and is over 5,130 acres in size. It
offers a controlled goose hunt and hunting opportunities for
ducks, deer, pheasants,and other small game.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Murray County has about 21,338 acres of land enrolled in the
Conservaton Reserve Program (CRP). This federal farm pro-
grams pays landowners to take cropland out of production
and establish wildlife habitat. Permission must be obtained
before hunting on any private land. A plat book of the county
can be puchased at the court house for a nominal fee.

Wildlife
The most popular game species pursued in the county are
white-tailed deer, pheasant, ducks and geese, Less popular
game animals are Hungarian partridge, crow, squirrels, rab-
bits, raccoon, fox and coyote. Archery, muzzle loader and
shotgun with slug hunts are available in Murray County.

Pheasant
Pheasant populations vary from year-to-year depending on
the weather the previous year and spring nesting season.
Good numbers of pheasants can be found in good habitat
areas following mild winters and dry springs.                     Murray County
Canadian Geese
The local Canada goose population is ample enough to pro-
vide liberal hunting seasons during September and
December. However, Canadian goose hunting during
                                                                   RECYCLES
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October and November is more conservative than the rest of          contact Murray County
the state to protect non-local goose populations that migrate
through the area.                                                   Environmental Services
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Ducks                                                                   Ag and Solid Waste Adm.
Duck hunting is good at times which is dependent mainly on
the timing of the ducks migrating through thr area and on the
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condition of habitat and water levels in the area marshes.
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                                                                 Murray County communities: Avoca,
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                                                                 Iona, Lake Shetek (Marsh’s Landing),
                                                                        Lake Wilson & Slayton
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                                                           FISHING
FISHING                                                              tion were found in the lake. The lake was remarkably clear
With nearly 100 lakes in the county, it is not difficult to figure   and the secchi disk could be seen on the bottom of the lake.
out why a large portion of Murray County’s recreational activ-       Walleye lengths caught ranged from 14 to 25 inches and
ities involve water. Fishing is a popular past-time for resi-        averaged 20 inches.
dents as well as visitors.
                                                                     Lake Wilson
Corabelle Lake                                                       A 170 acre lake located east of Lake Wilson. There is public
A 107 acre lake located three miles south of Iona. Public            access off Highway 30. In 2008 4,860 walleye fingerlings
access is on the south side of the lake. Corabelle is managed        were stocked. The water level of Lake Wilson has fluctuated
primarily for nothern pike while yellow perch and black crap-        over the years, but has stabilized within the last 10 years.
pie are managed secondarily. Length of northern pike caught          Lake Wilson has never had higher catch rates of yellow
ranged from 26 to 34 inches. Northern pike will be stock             perch. Total lengths ranged from 5 to 12 inches. Not only are
again in 2011.                                                       the fish abundant, but also 68% of the fish were eight inches
Current Lake                                                         or greater. The conditon indices allude to very plump fish with
A 377 acres lake located off Highway 91 between Lake                 good growth rates. There is no question that this lake is a
Wilson and Balaton. There is public access on the east and           “sleeper” for a quality day of perch fishing.
northwest sides of the lake. Fish Stock: Walleye, Walleye            Lime Lake
Fingerling. Walleye and Black Crappie have been the main-            A 338 acre lake located just north of Avoca. There is public
stay of the Current Lake fishery for many years.                     access on the northeast and southwest sides of the lake.
Seven-Mile Lake                                                      Lime Lake has a maximum depth of 7 feet. Lime Lake has
A 179 acre lake located just south of Fulda. There is public         provided good angling for yellow perch, northern pike, and
access on the north and south ends of the lake. In 2009 570          occasionally black crappie in past years. Yellow perch num-
adult bluegills along with 20 adult largemouth bass and              ber have remained relatively high with no perch stocking
180,064 walleye fry were stocked.                                    since 1982, indicating the good spawning habitat exists. The
                                                                     northern pike population is on the rise.
Lake Sarah
A 1,093 acre lake located north of Lake Shetek on Highway
59. There is a public access on the east and west sides of the
lake. This premier walleye lake encompasses just over 1,000
acres within the West Fork of the Des Moines watershed in
Murray County. Lake Sarah is one of two lakes within the
Windom Area that is not stocked with walleyes due to consis-
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                                                     RECREATION
                                                                      Hiking and Camping
Boating and water skiing
                                                                      There is a wide variety of hiking and camping opportunities in
If boating is your thing, Murray County has some of the best
                                                                      the area. Lake Shetek offers both public and private camp
lakes to do it on. Water skiing, tubing, or just touring around
                                                                      facilities. The State Park maintains hiking trails throughout
are popular ways to enjoy the long summer days. How
                                                                      the park that will lead you to many of the park's scenic won-
about a scenic canoe trip along the banks of Shetek to get a
                                                                      ders.
closer glimpse at southwest Minnesota's abundant wildlife?
Canoes can be rented at the State park.
                                                                      Bicycling
Swimming
                                                                      There is a six mile bicycle and pedestrian trail which makes
Lake Shetek and Current Lake offer protected beaches to
                                                                      a loop from the End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum in
cool off from the summer heat.
                                                                      Currie through Lake Shetek State Park and back. The Lake
                                                                      Wilson community also has a bicycle path.

Baseball and softball
Numerous baseball and softball leagues play throughout the
spring and summer. With virtually every community having
fields, it's never difficult to get a dose of "America's pastime".
From the slow speed action of youngsters learning the game
to the incredible play of the Hadley Buttermakers, Murray
County offers something for everyone. The highlight of the
softball season is the tournament in Currie during the Fourth of
July Celebration.

Tennis
Tennis is quite popular in this region and most parks have
well maintained courts that are lighted and open to the pub-
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                                                      RECREATION
Ice Skating and Hockey
                                                                     Prairie Oasis Players
Slayton has an ice skating rink just east of the elementary          The Prairie Oasis Players, also known as the P.O.P’s group,
school.                                                              is an active theatre organization of approximately 70 mem-
The Fulda Lake offers ample space for the skating enthusi-           bers, from around the area. In addition to a major summer
ast.                                                                 performance, various other shows have been given through-
                                                                     out the year, includiing a variety show in the winter, which
Snowmobiling                                                         showcases local individuals and their talents, and a one-act
There are many miles of snowmobile trails throughout the             play in the fall.
county. Southwest Minnesota’s prairie offers wide open               Some of the group’s past productions, have included Joseph
spaces for the snowmobile enthusiast. In the middle of               and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ,
January, Lake Shetek has its annual Fun Days where snow-             Superstar, The Music Man, and Once Upon a Matress.
mobilers meet to compete in various races on the lake.
                                                                     Community Events
Bowling
                                                                     Throughout the spring and summer, numerous festivals,
Slayton has a six lane bowling alley. Broadway Bowl is locat-
                                                                     events and parades fill the community calendar. Highlighted
ed in historic downtown Slayton and is open September
                                                                     by the county fair in August, some other events are the Farm
through April. Currie also has a bowling alley to fill your win-
                                                                     and Home Show, the Relay for Life, Autumn Boutique, Prairie
ter recreational hours.
                                                                     Days parade, Currie’s Fourth of July, Fulda Wood Duck
Community Band                                                       Festival and Avoca’s Fun in the Sun.
The Slayton Community Band holds free concerts on
Thursday nights June and July at Gullord Park during the             Some of the more popular fall and winter activities are ice
summer months.                                                       fishing, skating, snowmobiling, hunting, cross-country skiing,
                                                                     bowling, sledding, school activities and open gym at the high
Prairie Music Association                                            school.
Fulda has allied itself with Slayton, Windom and Worthington
to offer a yearly series of ten to twelve concerts that appeal
to all those who enjoy fine music. Contact Sandy Stokesbary
at (507) 836-8395.

Fulda Community Players
This group annually involves 45 to 50 people in producing a
play for performance the second and/or third weekend in
April. Past productions include Bye, Bye Birdie; The Miracle
Worker, The Music Man, Oklahoma, I Remember Mama,
Annie Get Your Gun, and this year’s Papa Knows Best.
                                                                          Gift Ideas
Membership in the group is by volunteerism. Contact Wilma
Lindquist (507) 425-2132.
                                                                      Choose from a large selection of fine
Fulda Community Choir
                                                                      jewelry and other gift ideas
Each year the choir of 35-45 members presents a cantata.
Area youth are often involved in the cantata as well. The can-
                                                                      for any occasion.
tata has become a highlight of the Wood Duck Festival and a
blessing for many. The choir is open to anyone interested            PROBST JEWELRY
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                                                                            Sledding
                                                                            Garvin Park, north of Slayton, is a hot sledding spot. It fea-
                                                                            tures a large hill with tow rope and a spacious warming
                                                                            house. Many children also travel to Chandler to slide its many
                                                                            hills.




Auto Racing
Every Friday evening from middle of May with Opening Night,
April 30th through Labor Day, stockcar racing takes place at
the Murray County Fairgrounds. Drivers come from all over
Minnesota and South Dakota to race to the checkered flag.

Skateboarding
A skateboard park is located in the Fulda City Park and a
half-pike is also available at the Avoca City Park                          Archery
                                                                            Beaver Creek Archery
Cross-Country Skiing                                                        1945 Engebretson, Ave, Slayton, MN
Lake Shetek State Park offers a variety of designated cross-
country trails. In addition to the park, there are rural roads              In 1947 a handfull of local archers started shooting archery
and trails excellent for skiing.                                            together on Alvin Kadolph’s farm near Hadley, Minnesota.
                                                                            This small group shot together in several other locations
                                                                            before they finally set roots in Alvin’s machine shed around
                                                                            1978. This group was then known as “Broken Arrow Archery
                                                                            Club”.
                                                                              Broken Arrow continued to grow and sought it’s own build-
                                                                            ing after fourteen years on Alvin’s farm. In 1989 the club pur-
                                                                            chased a sewing factory in Slayton to keep up with the grow-
                                                                            ing membership. The sewing factory was renovated and
   Located on Murray County Fairgrounds, Slayton, MN                        the club’s name then changed to “Beaver Creek Archery
                                                                            Club”. www.beavercreekarchery.com
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     Hornets, Sportsmen, USRA Hobby, USRA Stock, USRA “B”                   High School Athletics
        Modifieds & USRA ”A” Modified Racing Each Night                     The athletic contests at Fulda High School or Murray County
        Hot Laps 7:15 p.m. Racing 7:30 p.m. SHARP                           Central High School and their respective elementary schools
                 April 23                             July 9                are heavily supported by the community. If you enjoy quality
              Practice Night                       Regular Night
                 April 30                             July 16
                                                                            athletics you will enjoy attending these events. In addition to
          First Night of Racing                 Regular Night Plus          athletics, band and choir performances are open to the pub-
                  May 7                       Sportsmen Shoot-Out           lic. If drama is more your cup of tea, the schools offer numer-
              Regular Night                           July 23               ous plays throughout the year.
                 May 14                            Regular Night
              Regular Night                           July 30
                 May 21                            Regular Night
              Regular Night                          August 6                Residential                                         Farmland
                 May 28                 USMTS Night Plus Regular Night       Commercial                                         Lakeshore
  Regular Night Plus Hornet Shoot-Out               August 13



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                                               CITY OF AVOCA




Avoca is situated on the southeast shore of the 400 acre           Recent development to the community includes a large addi-
Lime Lake, a popular recreation spot for camping, fishing,         tion to the Meadowland Coop Elevator, an addition and inte-
boating and hunting. The lake developed on the northwest           rior remodeling of the Municipal bar and the development of
shore by lake homes and summer cabins, and on the south            lake lots on the south shore as well as new homes and cab-
shore by lake lots that have not yet been built upon. There is     ins on the north shore of the lake.
a county park on the west end with camp sites, picnic shelter
and a fishing bridge above the outlet dam feeding Lime             HISTORY:
Creek. There is a city park with a picnic shelter, horse shoe      At the turn of the century Avoca was considered one of the
pits and camp sites with water and sewer facilities, also there    largest communities in Murray County. But fire, the worst
is a tennis court, half pipe skate area, volleyball court, play-   enemy of a town, destroyed Avoca two times, once in 1907
ground equipment and the Spike Poss Memorial Ball Park.            and again in 1952. The destruction was so devastating that
                                                                   Avoca was never able to rebuild all the businesses and
                                              Avoca’s annual       homes that were lost.
                                              ‘Fun in the Sun’
                                              Days, usually        Two         churches
                                              held the third       presently      serve
                                              weekend of July,     Avoca,        Faith
                                              celebrates the       Evangelical
                                              beautiful sum-       Lutheran Church
                                              mer days of the      and Word of Faith
                                              area with soft-      Fellowship,
                                              ball, volleyball     although in the
                                              and horseshoe        early days there
                                              tournaments as       was St. Rose of
                                              well as games        Lima      Catholic
                                              for the children     Church and three
                                              and a street         Lutheran congre-
                                              dance for the        gations        that
                                              grownups.            served various
                                                                   ethnic followers.




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                                          CITY OF CHANDLER
                                                                   The early settlers of Chandler were predominantly
                                                                   Scandinavian, most of them coming from Fillmore County,
                                                                   Minnesota and the regions around Decorah and New
                                                                   Hampton, Iowa. Around 1908 the Holland people started to
                                                                   come, many from Iowa, but many also directly from the
                                                                   Netherlands.

                                                                   By the turn of the century, Chandler was called “The Little
                                                                   Queen of the Hills” and was said to have a bright future.
                                                                   Chandler was incorporated in 1902 and the year was also
                                                                   considered a boom year for the town. The bank and a two
                                                                   room schoolhouse were built. A post office was established
                                                                   and construction of a new hotel was begun. The first meeting
                                                                   of the village council was held on April 3, 1902.

Chandler is located in the scenic Chanarambie Valley in            An Air Force Station was once located south of Chandler.
western Murray County. It is approximately 25-30 miles from        Construction of the base began in 1950 and was completed
both the South Dakota and Iowa borders. Because of the gla-        in 1951. At various times as many as 200 enlisted men were
cial periods, Chandler is surrounded by some very interesting      stationed there. The base was closed in the early 1970s.
and unique land formations.
                                                                   During the mid afternoon of June 16, 1992 Chandler was
North of Chandler is the famous “Buffalo Ridge”. The tip of        struck by a devastating tornado that leveled most of the town.
the ridge is over 1900 feet above sea level and is one of the      Fortunately, no one died that afternoon. The town has since
highest points in the state. The ridge is the dividing line        been rebuilt, with new homes nestled into the hillsides.
between the two major watersheds in the country, the
Mississippi and Missouri River systems.

Buffalo Ridge was well known by the Sioux Indians. It was
undoubtedly a place of religious significance. Early explorers
discovered several rock outlines that had been made there
by the Indians. Near the summit of the ridge was once an
Indian cemetery that was scattered over a mile of ground. At
the very tip there still remains an Indian Smoke Pit.

Like many towns, Chandler got its start with the coming of the
railroad. The Southern Minnesota Railroad completed a line
through the area in 1880. A windmill was built there and for
years it was the lone edifice on the eastern end of the
Chanarambie Valley. Then, in 1886, G.W. Smith surveyed the
plat for the town site and a railroad station was built the same
year. The first store was owned by Samuel B. Rockey and,
when obtainable, eggs sold for 5 cents a dozen. The building                               Pre K - 8
had been purchased from Iowa and rebuilt here and was                               500 Ryan St PO Box 173
located where the Chandler Cafe now stands.                                         Chandler MN 56122-0173

                                                                                        Tel: 507-677-2358

                                                                   Chandler Christian School has the mission to give children a
                                                                   thorough God-centered and Biblically-based education which
                                                                   will prepare them spiritually, emotionally, academically, phys-
                                                                   ically, and socially for a life of service to the Lord.
                                                                       Chandler Christian School was founded in 1950. We cur-
                                                                   rently have 35 students, which represent 20 families from 6
                                                                   different church denominations. We strive to place Jesus
                      STATE BANK OF                                Christ at the center of our philosophy, purpose and pro-
                                                                   grams. Our academic and co-curricular programs recognize
                        CHANDLER                                   one true God as revealed in the Bible. Our governing
                                                                   boards consist of parents who profess and promote our
                         PO Box 128 • 342 Main Ave.
                                                                   Christian values and beliefs. To find out more about
                          Chandler, MN 56122-0128
                                                                   Chandler Christian School please see our web site at
                    Ph. 507-677-2201 • Fax 507-677-2334
                                                                   www.unitedchristianschools.com.
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                                              CITY OF CURRIE
                                                                   contest for the county seat. The battle began in 1886. At the
                                                                   time, Currie was the county seat. One night, some men from
                                                                   Slayton stole the records from Currie and moved them to
                                                                   Slayton. An election was then held to determine the location
                                                                   citizens wanted. In order for the county seat to be located in
                                                                   Slayton, a three fifths majority was needed, but Slayton
                                                                   lacked thirty votes.
                                                                   The election has been reported to be the county’s most cor-
                                                                   rupt on record. Some supporters of their respective town-
                                                                   bought votes with cash. Not all voters were so easily swayed
                                                                   with cash. Their votes were acquired with bottles of liquor that
                                                                   were distributed from the back of a heavily laden buggy.
                                                                   The election results were contested in the state Supreme
                                                                   Court, and in 1888 the court ruled in favor of Currie. Another
                                                                   election was held that seemed even more corrupt than the
The town of Currie was originally known as the Village of          first one. This time 680 votes were cast in favor of Slayton
Shetek. It was founded in 1872 by Archibald Currie. For some       giving the town a twelve vote advantage. During this time the
time, the next closest town with a wheat mill was New Ulm at       courthouse was moved back to Currie and again to Slayton.
75 miles. Archibald’s son, Neil, built a flour mill on the banks   Now, Currie is a quaint community of 225 residents that has
of the Des Moines River powered by the river. Soon, the mill       numerous shops and restraurants. It is the gateway to some
attracted people from throughout the region. Neil then built a     desirable destinations such as Lake Shetek State Park, and
little red store by the mill. This proved to not only be a boon    is home to the End O Line Railroad Park. Currie has many
to Currie, but to southwestern Minnesota. Other businesses         recreational opportunities of its own. Enjoy a stroll down the
quickly developed to accommodate the influx of farmers who         business district, or take the kids for a swing at the park.
came to grind their wheat, since most stayed overnight.
                                                                   Currie is home to an extravagant Fourth of July celebration.
Within a couple years, streets were graded and a block of          The Town and Country Association’s Fourth of July
land was set aside as a town park. A four room school build-       Celebration features tractor pulls, a softball tournament, duck
ing was constructed. In 1873, the rural Presbyterian Church        contest, a community picnic, a street dance and fireworks
built a new church on land donated by the Curries. Part of the     exhibition.
original structure remains part of the church today.
A telegraph line to Tracy was financed and built by Neil Currie
in 1880. An effort to get the railroad through Currie was made
that same year. Nineteen years later rail finally came to town,
but didn’t continue through town. In 1901 a hand operated
turntable was installed so locomotives could more easily
make the return trip to Tracy.
Today, the turntable still exists and is the site of End-O-Line
Railroad Park and Museum. In 1972 the local 4-H Club start-
ed the park as their community pride project. Interest led to
the site’s placement on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Since then, the park has become part of the Murray County
Park System.
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                                                 CITY OF DOVRAY
                                                                             nesses soon followed. A lumber company was formed. The
                                                                             Dovray State Bank was organized in 1907. The town soon
                                                                             had its own stock yards. In 1908 a railroad depot was built.
                                                                             The town eventually possessed all the services that could be
                                                                             found in most area towns.
                                                                             The Dovray city park has a lighted softball field, tennis court,
                                                                             and playground equipment. Dovray is only minutes way from
                                                                             Lake Shetek, Buffalo Lake and numerous wildlife areas
                                                                             where you can go hunting, fishing, boating, or just enjoy the
                                                                             outdoors.


Dovray is located in Southwest Minnesota on the eastern
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Minnesota, fifteen minutes to Lake Shetek State Park and it
is twenty minutes northeast of Slayton - county seat. The
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agriculturally-based community is surrounded by rolling farm-
land which is dotted with scenic lakes and sloughs.                               Combined
Though they reside in Murray County, most of Dovray’s
school age children attend Westbrook-Walnut Grove schools,
five miles to the east. The Dovray area has an active 4-H
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and settled south of Buffalo Lake. The area soon featured a
number of sodhouses and dugouts.
The first mail route was by stagecoach. The stage passed
through the area on the government trail that stretched from
New Ulm to Sioux Falls.
A legendary figure from the township’s past was Hans                             • IRA’s/SEP’s                              • CD’s
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                                                  CITY OF FULDA
                                                                       Local Landmarks
                                                                       Railroad Depot - Constructed in the last year or two of the
                                                                       1870s, the Fulda Railroad Depot first opened its doors in
                                                                       February of 1880. It was located south and east of its present
                                                                       resting spot and positioned between the sets of railroad tracks
                                                                       to aid passengers in loading. Two passenger trains met daily
                                                                       at the depot during Fulda's railroad heyday. One east- and the
                                                                       other westbound, both trains stopped to allow their passen-
                                                                       gers to eat dinner in town. Even when the trains no longer
                                                                       took the time to eat in Fulda, the restaurants packed lunches
                                                                       to sell to passengers and crew members when the trains
                                                                       paused at the depot. In 1979, the depot was placed on the
                                                                       National Register of Historic Places.
                                                                       Fulda's Electric Streetlights - When the historic streetlights
                                                                       surrounding Fulda's lake were first installed in February of
                                                                       1893, they were at the cutting edge of technology. The carbon
                                                                       bulbs needed to be replaced daily, but even so they were
                                                                       more practical than their oil predecessors.
                                                                       The First National Bank Building - Described as a "gunmetal
                                                                       colored brick building...trimmed with white terra cotta," the
                                                                       two-story structure located at 115 St. Paul Ave. was built dur-
                                                                       ing 1918 and 1919 by The Lytle Company, Sioux City, IA.
                                                                       The Civil War Cannon - The cannon which rests in the City
 History                                                               Park with its muzzle to the western sky has seen many sun-
 Bishop John Ireland was the founding father of Fulda. Along           sets since coming to Fulda. The three-inch rifled gun was pur-
with being a member of the clergy, Ireland, it seems, had quite        chased for $155 on June 25, 1892, by the Zach Taylor Post
a knack for dealing in real estate. In 1878, he cut a deal with        No. 42 of the Grand Army of the Republic. The           G.A.R.
the St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad in which he became the            Monument - Erected in 1895, and dedicated Memorial Day
exclusive agent for a 52,000 acre tract of land in southwest-          1896, the monument to "The Old Soldier, the Man in Blue" still
ern Minnesota that he named the Avoca Colony.                          stands in Prairie Hill Cemetery one mile north of Fulda. Nearly
 Seven Mile Lake was selected for a town site based on its util-       100 years after its dedication, the monument was painted for
ity as a water source, but from the very beginning the resi-           the first time during the summer of 1995. It now stands
dents of the new town appreciated the lake for its beauty as           dressed with a dark blue coat and sky blue trousers, fitting
well. Already in 1883, residents of the town dammed the out-           attire for the old soldier.
let of the lake in order to raise the water level four or five feet.
A short time later, they created the channel which connects
the two sections of the lake by blasting out a section of the
swamp one winter when the water and ground were frozen. In
1923, the channel was dredged and deepened to allow boats
to pass from one lake to the next.
Now, people access the lake from boat landings and docks on
both the north and south ends of the lake or at Seven Mile
Park.


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                                             CITY OF FULDA
                                                                panied by the inscription "FULDA: THE WOOD DUCK CAPI-
                                                                TOL." By August, the first Wood Duck hats went on sale, and
                                                                by the time the real wood ducks returned in the spring of
                                                                1987, plans were well underway for the first ever Wood Duck
                                                                Festival. Eight bands marched in the parade that Saturday
                                                                evening, June 13 when Fulda's status as Wood Duck Capitol
                                                                of the World became official.
                                                                In the spring of that year, motorists noticed "Wood Duck
                                                                Crossing" signs scattered across town. Perceptive observers
                                                                also spotted more wood duck houses (hung the proper
                                                                height) per capita than any other town in the world. And when
Local Parks                                                     it comes to the third weekend of June, the whole town comes
Fulda City Park - Band shell, picnic shelter, playground        out to celebrate in the name of their feathered friends.
equipment, tennis, basketball and horseshoe.
                                                                Featuring one of the largest parades in the southern part of
Eichten Park - Located on the east shore of Fulda's First       the state, the annual Wood Duck Festival draws several
Lake. Playground equipment, picnic tables and a dock.           thousand people during its four days of activities.
Seven Mile Lake Park - Located on the north shore of Fulda's    Join us on June 17, 18, 19, 20, 2010. The Fulda High School
South Lake. Overnight camping, playground equipment, pic-       Band concert at the City Park will take place on Friday
nic shelters, a ball field, dock and swimming beach.            evening. Saturday, June 19th, the carnival opens promptly at
                                                                4:00 p.m., the big parade takes place at 6:00 p.m. with over
Wood Duck Festival                                              100 entrants and the Fulda Lions Club street dance begins at
"Welcome to Fulda," they say, "Home of the Wood Duck."          9:00 p.m. Many other activities intersperse the festivities
The first Wood Duck Festival was held twenty years ago in       throughout the day. Sunday, June 20th begins with a pan-
June of 1987. In the April 10, 1986 edition of The Fulda Free   cake breakfast at the Community Center and moves on to a
Press, publisher Jerry Johnson noted, "Fulda seems well on      performance by the Fulda Community Choir at 11:00 a.m.
its way to becoming the "Home of the Wood Duck." In the         Activities continue in the park as well as a tractor pull, pony
next week's paper a likeness of a wood duck pair appeared       rides, drawings, food, and fun.
on the Free Press masthead for the first time. It was accom-


                                                                    Great Activities for
      Fulda                                                         the Entire Family!



  WOOD DUCK FESTIVAL
       June 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2010
                                    Join us for our Fulda High School Band Concert,
                                  Community Club BBQ, Festival Parade, Street Dance,
                                  Fireworks, Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, Community
                                  Choir Cantata, Family Fun in the Park & Much More!

   ENJOY THE ENTIRE WEEKEND OF FUN IN FULDA!
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                                      FULDA SCHOOL DISTRICT




             Fulda Public Elementary School
            Dean of Students ~ Gregg Slaathaug                                         St. Paul’s Lutheran School
   Office Hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   Phone: 425-2581                                     Principal~ Leah Olsen
The Fulda Public Elementary School is more than just a struc-              Office Hours 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   Phone: 425-2169
ture - it’s a symbol of the community’s strong committment to           Citing the Biblical admonition to ”train up a child in the way he
providing a quality education for its children. Constructed in 1913     should go.” St. Paul’s Lutheran School provides children with an
the original building has been adjoined over the years by a gym-        excellent Christian education. The first students began attending
nasium (1939), a classroom addition (1971), and indoor pool             classes in 1888 with one pastor/teacher at the helm. The current
(1978), and an elevator and chair lift in 1995 to make it fully         school building was originally constructed in 1926 and enlarged
accessible. In a similar fashion, the curriculum offered has            in 1950. It has been updated throughout the years. The school is
changed as well to best meet the needs of the youth of Fulda as         home to nearly 100 students with room for more. Children from
they grow up in an ever changing world. Presently, the school           as far away as Iowa come to St. Paul’s to be educated in the
offers a full curriculum to meet the needs of all students, as well     gospel as well as the standard academic subjects. It is the call-
as specialized services such as Special Education, Adaptive             ing of the five faculty members to teach these students respon-
P.E., Title I, a school psychologist, a school nurse and a school       sibility and the ability to learn and achieve. During a typical day,
social worker. New technology entered the building during the           students take part in devotions, langugage arts, math, science,
1996-1997 school year, and the elementary building is complete-         social studies, computers, music, and physical education. They
ly networked with linked computers. But the heart of the school         also take part in chapel worship services once a week. The
is its students, with committed parents, its caring staff, and a        school’s goal is to provide every child that desires one a
supportive community, Fulda Public Elementary School is                 Christian education. It is in this spirit and setting that we can truly
indeed an educational icon and a source of community pride.             “Celebrate God’s Love.”




                                                                             Highway 59 - Fulda, Minnesota
                 Fulda Public High School
                                                                                     (507) 425-3328
           Superintendent/Principal~ Luther Onken
       Office Hours 7:0 a.m.-4:30 p.m.      Phone: 425-2515
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try. Fulda is no exception. With a staff equivalent of 21 full-time
instructors, a curriculum is taught to 300 students which provides                  Please call for a tee time,
experiences for those interested in furthering their education or
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ticipate in extra curricular experiences ranging from a full slate of
athletics to Vocational Agriculture, Future Leaders of America,
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ways, a school is no more than a reflection of its surrounding
community. The Fulda High School works hard to meet the high
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expectations of its community.                                                                   Town & Country Golf Course
                                                                                                         Fulda, MN
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                                                       HADLEY




History                                                           The Hadley Community Center is a newer facility in town and
Hadley, originally known as Summit Lake, is located in Leeds      is used by many different organizations for meetings, meals,
Township, within three miles of being the center of Murray        dances, etc.
County. The prairie village sits on a hill over-looking Summit
Lake, for which the town was named. The lake is 80 acres in       Laurie Mahon Park is widely used for baseball and softball
size and is the tributary to Beaver Creek.                        games.

The village was surveyed on October 1, 1879 for the branch                                IONA
line of the St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad Company. At this
time, Summit Lake was then renamed, “Hadley” by the rail-         Iona is located in Southwest Minnesota in Murray County. It
road officials. At one time there were only two villages in       is six miles south of Slayton, Minnesota - the county seat, on
Murray County located on the branch rail line, Hadley and         Highway 267 and five miles north of the Nobles County,
Avoca. Hadley was the third village in the county to be platted   Minnesota border. Iona is within the boundaries of Iona
and had four streets and four avenues.                            Township, which was originally known as Anderson
                                                                  Township. The village of Iona was incorporated in 1896.
The residents of Hadley can trace their ancestors back to the
                                                                  History
first brave settlers who came from Norway when Native
                                                                  The history of Iona village and Iona township are linked
Americans camped on the shores of Summit Lake. Hans
                                                                  inseparately with the name of Father Martin McDonnell. In
Simonson, the first settler arrived in June, 1872. The next was
                                                                  1878, he platted the village next to the Chicago, Milwaukee,
Christian Christiansen who arrived on October, the same year.
                                                                  and Southern Minnesota Railroad. The train would make reg-
Then came Gilbert Johnson, and Theodore Knutson, closely
                                                                  ular stops at the Iona station, which was called Iona Lake.
followed by Claus Clausen, L.O. Solem, Peter Tompson, Nels
Sevenson, Hans Jacobson, Olus Johnson and Sven Nilson.
                                                                  In 1880 Father McDonnell established the Home of the
                                                                  Sacred Heart orphanage. It was formally opened in 1882 and
Baseball is a rich tradition in Hadley and they have had some
                                                                  was the only place of business in the newly organized village.
good teams. In the 40’s they went to state four times, 1940,
‘42, ‘43, and ‘45. In the late 60’s Hadley was having trouble
                                                                  At one time, Iona had four congregations; there was a
finding players and folded from ‘68 to ‘70. In 1971, Hadley and
                                                                  Catholic congregation, a Norwegian Lutheran congregation,
Lake Wilson ballplayers again started the team, eventually
                                                                  a German Lutheran congregation and a Presbyterian congre-
moving it to Lake Wilson where a manager could be found.
                                                                  gation.
The Buttermakers are now back in Hadley and made a trip to
state in 2001.
                                                                  Iona had two school systems, the public school, District No.
                                                                  49 and the parochial school, St. Columba. Both of these
                                                                  schools consolidated with Slayton Public District No.115 in
                                                                  1965. Slayton Public and
                                                                  Chandler-Lake      Wilson
                                                                  Public schools consolidat-
                                                                  ed in 1992 and became
                                                                  Murray County Central
                                                                  District No. 2169.

                                                                  The village of Iona was
                                                                  well represented by many
                                                                  fine baseball teams and
                                                                  won their share of honors.
                                                                  The Iona Lakers became
                                                                  well known and respected
                                                                  for many miles around.
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                                               LAKE WILSON




                                                                 remember the days of old which included an all-school
Welcome to the friendly, country life of the City of Lake
                                                                 reunion.
Wilson. We encourage you to check us out in person. Come
explore our community and see why so many people are
drawn to Lake Wilson's small town atmosphere on the banks
of a beautiful lake.

Lake Wilson is located in the western part of Murray County,
12 miles west of the county seat, Slayton, on Highways 30
and 91. The mayor and a four-member council govern the
town's population of 319.
History
In 1883 the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha
Railway located the new town on the banks, of what was then
called, Sand Lake. The town and the lake were to receive the
name Lake Wilson, named after its promoter, Jonathan E.
Wilson. The village was incorporated June 23, 1900.
Like so many other towns in Southwest Minnesota agriculture
remains the largest industry in the area. Lake Wilson offers
over thirty businesses and organizations to Murray County.

When talking about Lake Wilson the game of baseball has to
be mentioned. From the first games that were played in 1883
against the Woodstock "Woodchucks" to the 1998 Lake
Wilson Bisons, baseball has prevailed and still remains a
form of popular entertainment.
Education has always been in the forefront of the communi-
ty. Over the years the Lake Wilson School system has seen
many changes. It started with a one-room school to three
consolidations of school districts with Slayton to become part
of Murray County Central.
Throughout the years, Lake Wilson's diversity of ethnic and
religious backgrounds have maintained three churches that
                                                                   SPARTZ
serve the community.
Lake Wilson honors its surrounding population with a Town
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Two years ago Lake Wilson celebrated its 125th and to com-
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                                                          SLAYTON
                                                                       Library
                                                                       The Slayton Public Library offers a full range of services in a
                                                                       pleasant, inviting environment. Located at 2451 Broadway
                                                                       Avenue, the library provides a large collection of books, from
                                                                       classics to the very latest, impressive selections of movies,
                                                                       recorded books, and a 12-computer lab that is open to the pub-
                                                                       lic. Visitors may also take advantage of the wireless internet
                                                                       access available. www.plumcreeklibrary.org\slayton
                                                                       Lodging
                                                                       Lodging is available at the motel in Slayton. Just a short dis-
                                                                       tance north of Slayton is a private campground, a full-service
                                                                       motel/lodge with a campground, a Bed & Breakfast, and the
                                                                       Lake Shetek State Park.
                                                                       Health Care
                                                                       Slayton is fortunate to have a hospital located in our commu-
                                                                       nity as well as two chiropractors and an optometrist as well as
                                                                       a professional building which houses a dentist, wellness cen-
                                                                       ter, ambulance and therapy services.

                                                                       Hub City
                                                                       Slayton is known as the "Hub City" because it lies at the inter-
                                                                       section of two highways. Its vicinity to neighboring cities and
                                                                       easy access to interstate traffic, make Slayton a great location
                                                                       for transportation of goods and services. A United Parcel
                                                                       Service distribution center calls Slayton home for just that rea-
                                                                       son. With Marshall, Pipestone, Worthington and I-90 all within
                                                                       30 miles, "Hub" seems to fit. For cargo and people coming
                                                                       from a great distance, the Slayton Regional Airport offers a
                                                                       convenient alternative to lengthy road trips.

                                                                       Murray County Transportation
                                                                       The Murray County Transportation program provides public
                                                                       transportation to individuals of all ages. The Murray County
Days of '87 Celebration                                                Heartland Express bus is a handicapped accessible vehicle
The Slayton EDA, Murray County Draft Horse Show, and the               that transports people throughout the county to local clinics,
Slayton Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to deliv-              Murray County Memorial Center, dentist offices, therapy, gro-
er a fun and exciting weekend of events. Held the weekend              cery stores, senior dining sites, work locations, swimming les-
after the 4th of July each year, this celebration is a salute to the   sons, local food shelf, and area preschool programs. This
year 1887 when Slayton was founded.                                    vehicle is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                                                                       For rate information and to schedule transportation you can
Relay for Life                                                         call 836-66478.
Help celebrate life and find a cure
for cancer in the annual Relay for                                     Senior Dining
Life walk held the second weekend                                      Seniors in the Slayton area, age 60 and over, wanting more
in August.                                                             information about Senior Dining and Home Delivered Meals
                                                                       can call Jean at 836-6462. The Slayton Senior Dining serves
Prairie Day Parade                                                     five days a week, Monday through Friday at 11:30 at the
Sponsored by the Slayton Area                                          Senior Center located at 2451 Broadway Avenue (next to
Chamber of Commerce, the                                               Library). Arrangements can also be made to receive frozen
parade is held on Saturday during                                      meals for the weekend. If you are looking for a good meal,
fair week in August.                                                   activities and socialization, please call the Senior Center
                                                                       today.
   While in Slayton, you may want to visit our diverse parks and
recreational facilities. These include an outdoor swimming             Park & Rec
pool, tennis and basketball courts, softball and baseball fields,      Slayton has a summer recreation program includes pee wee
picnic areas and playground equipment. Slayton has stock car           ball, A baseball, AA baseball and softball, and AAA baseball
racing on Friday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day              and softball. The 2010 summer program will start in June after
and a beautiful nine hole golf course and clubhouse for your           school gets out. Summer schedule will be handed out during
entertainment. During the winter months, you will find a variety       the first week of practice beginning June 7th. For more infor-
of groomed snowmobile trails. If it's too blustery outside, how        mation about the various summer programs go to http://slay-
about heading to Broadway Bowl for an evening of family                ton.govoffice.com or call City Hall at 507-836-8534.
entertainment.
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                                                          SLAYTON
On March 8, 1887 the village of Slayton was incorporated. By
the summer of 1888, Slayton was quite a village, with about
twenty buildings including stores, houses and barns.

Slayton is the County seat of Murray County, the government
offices are located in two buildings, located at the south end
of Broadway Avenue (Slayton’s main street). The traditional
County Government Offices are located in the Government
Center building, and Court Administration and Law
Enforcement occupy most of the courts building. South of the
courts building is the Murray County Historical Museum and
south of that is the county fairgrounds. Murray County Central
High School is adjacent to the Government Center on the
west side making this area a real central point of public activ-
ity.

The Slayton city offices are located at 2438 26th Street. The
Chamber has a large rack of brochures that detail recreation
opportunities in Slayton and surrounding communities.
Relocation information can be obtained by calling the city
office at (507) 836-8534.

Parks
Slayton has an abundance of beautiful parks for your enjoy-
ment. Gullord Park, located at the west end of 24th Street has
a large variety of playground equipment. On Thursday
evenings, during the summer, the community band gives free
performances in the Gullord Park band shell. The park, which
is located on a street that has very little traffic, features light-
ed tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits and a large
picnic shelter.

Centennial Park is located at the west end of 28th Street
before you get to the pool. Baseball and softball games are
                                                                       Slaytona Beach West
played on this park’s three fields throughout the summer.
Centennial Park also has some unique playground equip-
ment and a picnic shelter.

Rupp Park is located at the east end of 28th Street. It features
lighted tennis courts, a basketball court and a sand volleyball

                                                                       Take a dip at POOL
court. The park also has playground equipment and a picnic
shelter.


                                                                       Slayton’s own HOURS
                                                                                         Daily:
                                                                        summertime 6:30-9:00 p.m.
                                                                                     1:00-5:00 p.m.


                                                                          ‘beach       Weekends:
                                                                                     1:00-8:00 p.m




                                                                          28th St., Slayton, MN
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                MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT




                                                                                   West Elementary Office Principal Sally Berg
         Superintendent/Principal Summer Pankonin                                              (507) 836-8950
              507-836-6183 or 507-836-6184
                                                                          The Murray County Central Elementary School is located at
Murray County Central High School is located at 2420 28th                 2640 Forest Avenue in Slayton. It is home to second through
Street in Slayton. The school was formed by 1992 by consolida-            sixth grade. The school offers a full curriculum as well as spe-
tion as a result of the tornado that touched down in Lake Wilson          cial education, Title I, school nurse, school psychologist,
and Chandler. It is home to kindergarten, first grade and seventh         speech therapy, physical education, music, band and technol-
through twelfth grades.                                                   ogy. The elementary school has a well supplied library and has
                                                                          a state of the art computer lab.
The high school seeks to provide an opportunity for all students
to develop their full potential of achievement, originality and cre-      Activities offered are: science fair, band, choir, yearbook staff,
ativity. The school is equipped with the latest 21st century tech-        student council, and school patrol. The school offers a com-
nology including SmartBoards, interactive technology and online           plete hot lunch program and offers breakfast to all elementary
learning capabilities. Students are also able to take college             students without charge.
courses while attending high school at MCC.
                                                                          The school is ideally located for recreational purposes. It is on
The MCC Rebels and MCC/Fulda Warriors (wrestling is shared                the west side of town adjacent to the track, baseball fields,
with Fulda) have a large following for their sporting events.             Centennial Park, the ice skating rink, the football field and new
Sports offered are: cross country, wrestling, football, volleyball,       pool. Transportation to and from school is contracted with
girls and boys basketball, track, girls golf, baseball and girls soft-    Ludolph Bus Company.
ball. Other activities offered are: speech, knowledge bowl,
drama, band, choir, FFA, FLA, Spanish Club, and annual staff.




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                                            Murray County Central Schools
                                                                          If you are a new resident of District 2169 and/or have a
                                                                      child(ren) under 18 years of age who has not attended District
                                                                           2169 schools, please call either the Elementary office
                                                                         (507-836-6450) or high school office (507-836-6184) for
                                                                                     information or to arrange for a visit.
                                                                        If you know of families that have recently moved into the
                                                                       district or of babies born in recent months, please encourage
                                                                     these families to contact the elementary office at 507-836-6450.
                                                                        Murray County Central Schools welcome volunteers; their
                                                                      involvement nurtures a spirit of cooperation, sharing and com-
                                                                      mitment among students, staff, parents and community. Please
                                                                      call the school of your choice and offer to share your time and
                                                                     expertise investing in the education of Murray County students.
                                                                             MCC High School - 507-836-6184
                                                                             West Elementary - 507-836-6450
                                                                         Community Education (Ryan Beers) 507-836-8360
                                                                              ECFE (Dodi Haugen) 507-836-6945
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                                                          HEALTH CARE




Murray County is blessed with a wide variety of health-care             appropriate treatment of respiratory illness of chronic disease.
options. A full service hospital, three medical clinics, three chiro-   Shetek Home Care provides in-home care to those needing
practic offices, dentists, an optomatrist and a variety of outreach     assistance with medications, bathing and general care. Available
specialists are all valued members of the health community.             throughout a four county area, professional nurses and nursing
Murray County Medical Center offers state-of-the-art equipment,         assistants work closely with each individual's Primary Care
and professional staff trained in the latest protocols for medical      Physician to assure the highest level of care is provided.
and surgical care, as well as a highly trained emergency staff          Sunrise Terrace, Congregate Care Senior Housing, is attached
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Several area ambu-             directly to the hospital. Twenty apartments offer comfortable,
lance services are available and our on-site heliport offers airlift    affordable living.
services to transport critically ill or injured patients when needed.   Murray County Medical Center also provides the county with two
Our affiliation with Sanford Health Network gives patients the          clinics. Adjoined to the Medical Center is a multi-specialty med-
assurance that if it is necessary to be transferred to a tertiary       ical clinic staffed by physicians highly trained in a number of spe-
care facility, they can receive care from one of the nation's best      ciality fields. Two Family Practice Physicians, two Physician
hospitals - Sanford Health Network.                                     Assistants and two Family Nurse Practitioners comprise the cur-
Laboratory and Radiology (x-ray) services are available 24              rent Murray County Clinic’s medical provider staff. From ENT to
hours a day, with staff serving both the hospital and attached          Urology, Murray County Clinic offer a multitude of specialty out-
medical clinic. Patients can take advantage of local access to          reach services to provide convenient and accessible healthcare
MRI and CT scan services, saving time and avoiding long cost-           for our patients. Cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation are avail-
ly trips to out-of-town facilities. Many screening services are also    able, along with orthopedics, diabetic education, behavioral
available. These include breast cancer screening, bone density          health, and anumerous diagnostic testing procedures. Staff
screening, mammograms, and surgical screenings such as                  Respiratory Therapists provide on-site Pulmonary Function test-
endoscopy.                                                              ing and sleep studies. Clinic care features pre and post natal
A variety of surgical procedures are performed in the new surgi-        care, along with a comprehensive pediactics program for chil-
cal suites at Murray County Medical Center. The facilities are          dren and young adults.
equipped to accommodate major and minor surgery, including              The second clinic, Murray County Clinic Fulda, is located in
orthopedic surgery. Chemotherapy treatments are available at            Fulda. It is opened five half days a week and is staffed with a
Murray County Medical Center.                                           provider from Murray County Medical Center and a registered
Murray County Medical Center offers Psychology/Behavioral               nurse. Lab work, vaccinations and regular appointments are
Health Services through Western Mental Health on Mondays                done on-site.
and Tuesdays. The services are provided by qualified Mental             Open part-time four days a week, the Fulda Clinic is staffed by
Health Professionals. Their mission at Western Mental Health            one doctor and a nurse. It provides adult, pediatrics and family
is... "To promote and advance mental health, to treat persons           care, while referring all surgery patients to Worthington
with mental health or related needs, and to provide collaborative       Speciality Clinics/Avera Health, its parent organization. The
and educational services to the community"... Mental Health             Fulda Clinic does its own lab work, dispenses medication, gives
Service is available for Adult, Family and Children. Western            vaccinations and physicals, and also provides ongoing and pre-
Mental Health Services also provide services to residents in            natal care.
Lyon, Redwood, Lincoln and Yellow Medicine Counties. Persons            The Murray County Professional Building is home to Shetek
wishing to be seen at the Murray County Hospital should call 1-         Dental Care, the Steve Cohrs Wellness Center, the Murray
800-658-2429 for an appointment. Click the link for more infor-         County Ambulance headquarters, Shetek Therapy and Murray
mation about Western Mental Health.                                     County Message Therapy. The completely renovated building is
Murray County Medical Center offers Physical, Occupational              located at 2711 Broadway Avenue, Slayton.
and Language/Speech Therapy provided through Shetek                     Chiropractic services are available through Muldoon
Therapy Services. Therapy Services are available to assist              Chiropractic, and Slayton Chiropractic Clinic PA, both located on
patients who are recuperating from surgery or accidents with            Broadway Avenue in Slayton, and Fulda Chiropractic, St. Paul
services provided on the hospital campus as well as off-site facil-     Avenue, Fulda.
ities throughout the area. Shetek Therapy Services is located in
the Murray County Professional Building, downtown Slayton,              Southwest Minnesota Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers
MN.                                                                     sports medicine and Injuries services, joint replacements, trau-
                                                                        ma and arthroscopic surgeries.
Murray County Medical Center's Respiratory Care Department is
staffed by Registered Respiratory Therapists working together           Complete family dentistry is available through Shetek Dental
closely with the Medical Staff to provide accurate diagnosis and        Care, Slayton, and George R Brockway, DDS, Fulda.
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                                                                                                                     Slayton
                                                                                                                      Area
2640 Broadway Ave. • Slayton, MN 56172                                                                             Chamber of
         Phone: 507-836-8287
Your hometown, friendly,                                                                                           Commerce
                                                                                                                      2635 Broadway Ave.
full-service variety store!                                                                                            Slayton, MN 56172
•Sewing Notions •Toys •Crafts                                        Chamber Sponsored Events
    •Gifts •Greeting Cards                                              Farm & Home Show
 •School Supplies •Dry Goods                                           Held in February of each year
 •Custom Matte/Frame Service                                                 Golf Fun Day
                                                                     A fun filled event with prizes & food
  Locally owned & operated
       Henry Hassman                                                    Prairie Days Parade
                                                                   Community parade with bands & more
                                                                          Pumpkin Festival
  A Complete Line of Fresh                                             Fall festival for the whole family
                                                                            Tour of Homes

    Baked Bakery Items                                              See beautiful homes in Slayton area
                                                                        Holiday Celebration
                                                                   Kick-off celebration for holiday season

                                Slayton                               Business of the Month
                                                                               Trophy awarded
                                                                    City Wide Rummage Sales

                                Bakery
                                 Broadway Ave., Slayton, MN
                                                                         Farmers Market
                                                                         Annual Banquet
                                                                           Crazy Days
                                       Ph: 507-836-8211            The Slayton Area Chamber of Commerce helps this area to be a place where people
                                Open Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.;      want to shop, work, and live. Be a part of making this happen. Join Today!
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                                                                               Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.




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      Celebrating 100
        Years of the                      MURRAY COUNTY

                               Bean Bag
                              Tournament
                              Each Night!
                                                  Fair!             AUGUST 17 - 22, 2010
                                                                         SLAYTON, MINNESOTA
                                                             Featuring Exciting Events To Include:
                                                              TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
                                                    ☛ 9:00 a.m- 4-H Horse Show at the Horse Arena
                                                            ☛ 5:30 p.m. Community Event
                                                   including games, bean bags, bingo for kids, entertainment by Ron Cote,
                                                  Simulators, demonstrations by Fire Departments and a meal of pork, lamb,
                                                           burgers, chips, pop, ice cream along with a beer garden

                                                            WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    Draft Horse                                      ☛ 12:30 p.m. Lynn Kettleson to broadcast
      Pull on                                      ☛ 1:30 p.m. Al Kluis to host Marketing Seminar
     Saturday!                                          ☛ 7:30 p.m. Amateur Talent Contest
                                                             THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
                                                   ☛ 6:00 p.m. Williams & Ree at the Grandstand
                                                   ☛ 8:15 p.m. Williams & Ree at the Grandstand
                                                               FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010
                                                           ☛ 5:30 p.m. Pork Loin Dinner
                                                  ☛ 7:30 p.m. Stock Car Races at the Grandstand
                              Contests!
                             Live Music!                     SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
                                Rides!            ☛ 7:30 p.m. Stock Car Races at the Grandstand
                                                                (Regular Race Night PLUS Wissota Models!)

                                                               SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010
                                                            ☛ 1:00 p.m. Threshing Event and Field
                                                                      Demonstrations
                                                         Watch for these events & many while
                                                  Celebrating 100 Years of the Murray County Fair!
                       GREAT ENTERTAINMENT EVERY NIGHT! INCLUDING                                 Visit
                                                                                               Our Nightly
                              Williams and Ree
                        2 Performances on Thursday, August 19!                              BEER GARDEN
       Visit murray-countymn.com for complete listing of events as well as Williams and Ree ticket details!
           FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING • FUN FOR THE FAMILY
2010 MURRAY COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY                                                                                    PAGE 27


                                                MURRAY COUNTY FAIR
                                                                           See you at the fair!
                                                                           Tuesday, August 17, 2010
                                                                           9:00 a.m. 4-H Horse Show – Horse Arena
                                                                           5:30 p.m. Community Event including, Games/Bean Bags/Bingo for
                                                                           Kids, Entertainment by Ron Cote,
                                                                           Simulators/Demonstrations by Local Area Fire Departments
                                                                           Wednesday, August 18, 2010
                                                                           12:30 p.m. Lynn Kettleson to broadcast live from the Murray County Fair
                                                                            1:30 Al Kluis to host marketing seminar at the Murray County Fair
                                                                             5:00 p.m. Live Music near the Pork Producer/Malt Stand
                                                                             5:00 p.m. Beer Garden Opens – Near Heritage Hall
                                                                             7:00 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament near Heritage Hall
                                                                             7:00 p.m. Live Music – “The Country Gentleman” at Heritage Hall
                                                                             7:00 p.m. Century Farm Recognition at the MCC School Auditorium
                                                                             7:30 p.m. Amateur Talent Contest – MCC School Auditorium
                                                                           Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Murray County Fair is celebrating 100 years this year.                  1:00 p.m. Apple Pie Judging Contest
Many homesteads were established in this area in the late 1800’s            5:00 p.m. Beer Garden Opens – Near Heritage Hall
and there became a need for a formal meeting, not only for recre-           5:30 p.m. Gates Open for the First Show of Williams and Ree
ation but to compare the latest farm products. Those early settlers         6:00 p.m. Starfire opens for Williams and Ree
“planted the seeds” to create the current fair. The Murray County Fair      7:00 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament near Heritage Hall
started in Currie and moved to Avoca before settling in the perma-          7:00 p.m. Live Music – Larry Cote at Heritage Hall
nent location in Slayton.                                                   8:15 p.m. Gates Open for the Second Show of Williams and Ree
                                                                            8:15 p.m. Starfire opens for Williams and Ree
As our county grew, so did the fairgrounds. The first permanent build-
ing on the current Murray County Fairgrounds was Horticultural             Friday, August 20, 2010
Building which was built in 1912. Soon the historic Round Barn and            1:30 p.m. Kids Bean Bag Tournament at Heritage Hall
other livestock buildings were built as well as Heritage Hall and other       2:30 p.m. Banana Split Eating Contest
exhibit space. We are fortunate most of the historic buildings are still      4:30 p.m. Live Music at the Pork/Malt Stand
being used today.                                                             5:00 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull near Heritage Hall
Early patrons came in horse drawn wagons, and enjoyed horse and               5:00 p.m. Beer Garden Opens – Heritage Hall
ostrich races, balloon ascensions, baseball games and much more.              5:30 p.m. Pork Loin Dinner -
Popular now are the stock car races, talent contests, draft horse pulls              sponsored by the Murray County 4-H and Pork Producers
and other live entertainment.                                                 7:00 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament near Heritage Hall
The Fair Board has expanded the dates of the fair for the big cele-           7:00 p.m. Crafts for Kids - 4-H Exhibit Hall
bration to include a community event for Tuesday night and an old             7:00 p.m. Live Music – “The Country Gentleman” at Heritage Hall
time threshing (harvesting) event on Sunday.         The residents will       7:30 p.m. Stock Car Races, Grandstand
also be wowed by grandstand performances by Williams and Ree.              Saturday, August 21, 2010
Don’t miss Lynn Kettleson and Al Kluis of the Linder Farm Network          11:00 p.m. Prairie Day Parade - downtown Slayton
who will be attending the fair this year.                                    1:00 p.m. Draft Horse Pull at the Grandstands
Open class exhibitors and the Murray County 4-H Clubs have one of            5:00 p.m. Beer Garden Opens – Heritage Hall
the largest displays of entries of any fair in the area. Entries are         7:00 p.m. Live Music – “The Country Gentleman” at Heritage Hall
accepted from all county residents and residents in the immediate            7:00 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament near Heritage Hall
surrounding counties.                                                        7:30 p.m. Wissota late model race car event, Grandstand
The Murray County Fair is a grand tradition for all of our communi-        Sunday, August 22, 2010
ties. For more information about the fair check out the website of          1:00 p.m. Threshing Event and Field Demonstrations
www.murray-countymn.com




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                                                   AUTUMN BOUTIQUE
The Autumn Boutique is a two day event held in early
September at the Murray County Fair Grounds. Over 90 ven-
dors from eight states showcase their handiwork including:
traditional, Victorian, rustic, folk art, country, wood, ceramics,
clothing, antiques, jewelry, stamps, dolls, dried and silk floras,
stained glass and much more.

In 1993 The Slayton Women of Today took over an event that
was then called the Country Autumn Boutique and moved it
to the Murray County Fairgrounds. Prior to that, the event
was held on a local farm place.

The group created a quaint village at the fairgrounds, turning
the 4-H food stand into a country diner and decorating the
grounds with scarecrows, straw bales, pumpkins and corn
stalks. That first year, the many exhibitors sold their wares to
the over 3,000 in attendance. The event has grown every
year since.
                                                                           Today, the Autumn Boutique has over 90 exhibitors and
Not only do the exhibitors profit from the event, but also the             draws nearly 7,000 shoppers. In addition to the shopping
local retailers benefit from increased traffic. Exhibitors come            opportunities, an array of live entertainment is scheduled for
from a four state area: Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and                   the two day affair. Vendors from eight states fill nine buildings
Minnesota. From the beginning, the focus has been on qual-                 with their creative works.
ity merchandise. As one of the original members declared,
“This is not a rummage sale.” As a matter of fact, many                    The 2010 event, the 18th annual, will be held on September
exhibitors are turned away each year because the Women of                  10, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and September 11 from 9:00
Today want to maintain the quality.                                        a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free.




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                                          PLACES OF WORSHIP
           AVOCA                   Call for mass schedule                                   United Methodist Church
     Faith Evangelical                                                SLAYTON                  2764 Broadway Ave
     Lutheran Church            St. Paul’s Lutheran Church     Christ Lutheran Church           Ph: 507-836-8148
 313 NE Second, Avoca, MN           400 N. Maryland Ave             2959 Queen Ave            Jon Marburger, Pastor
      Ph: 507-836-8291                Ph: 507-425-2258             Ph: 507-836-8291         Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m.
      Pastor Ted Kunze            David Baumgarn, Pastor          Pastor Ted Kunze &                (summer)
    & Pastor Craig Nissen        Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.         Pastor Craig Nissen
   Sunday Worship Service        Sunday School 10:15 a.m.     Saturday Worship 5:15 p.m.         RURAL AREAS
          8:45 a.m.                                           Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m.
                                         HADLEY                 Sunday Education Hour         Ellsborough Lutheran
  Word of Faith Fellowship        Hadley Lutheran Church               9:00 a.m.                     Church
       SW 2nd Street                 Ph: 507-836-6727                                             1859 50th Ave
     John Stenen, Pastor            Kerry Boese, Pastor           Church of St. Ann                Balaton, MN
   Sunday Worship Service          Call for worship times          2827 Maple Ave.             Jon R. Skaar, Pastor
           10 a.m.                                                Ph: 507-836-8030          Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.
    Sunday School 9 a.m.                   IONA                    Fr. Patrick Arens
                                                              Saturday evening 5:15 p.m.   First Congregational Church
                                 First Presbyterian Church                                          of Garvin
       CHANDLER                  Deb Klassen, Lay Preacher      Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.
                                                                                                 Bruce Berg, Vicar
     Chandler Christian           Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.                                   Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.
     Reformed Church                                          First Presbyterian Church
                                                                   2613 Linden Ave.          Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
    Hwy. 91 & Carlton St.       St. Columba Catholic Church
      Ph: 507-677-2524                 Fr. Patrick Arens           Ph: 507-836-6277
                                                               Barbara Whipple, Pastor      Lake Sarah Baptist Church
   Sunday Worship Service            Call for mass schedule                                      1613 191st Street
          7:00 p.m.                                           Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                 Ph: 507-763-3477
   Sunday School 9:00 a.m.           LAKE WILSON                                                John Lassen, Pastor
                                                               First Reformed Church
                                    Church of St. Mary           2548 Ironwood Ave           Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Chandler Reformed Church             Ph: 507-879-3104
      250 3rd Street                                              Ph: 507-836-1070
                                     Fr. Patrick Arens           Mark Ellens, Pastor       Lake Sarah Lutheran Church
     Ph. 507-677-2248              Call for mass schedule                                        1121 US Hwy. 59
  Sunday Worship Service                                      Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
                                                              Sunday School 10:45 a.m.             Garvin, MN
         9:30 a.m.               Good Shepherd Lutheran                                          Ph: 507-746-4531
 Sunday School 10:45 a.m.                                     Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m.
                                         Church                                               Pastor Chuck Lindgren
   Sunday evening 7 p.m.           Jon R. Skaar, Pastor                                       Call for worship times
                                                              Trinity Lutheran Church
                                     450 Carrie Ave.              2105 King Avenue
          CURRIE                    Lake Wilson, MN                                          Skandia Evangelical Free
                                                                  Ph: 507-836-8129
   Presbyterian Church              Ph: 507-879-3388             Doug Minton, Pastor                 Church
 Currie Community Center         Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.     Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.           722 122nd Street
    in the winter months         Sunday School 10:00 a.m.     Sunday School 10:20 a.m.          Ph: 507-734-4944
 End-O-Line Park in spring,                                                                    Ryan Petersen, Pastor
      summer and fall            United Methodist Church                                         Graham Harms,
 Dave Erickson, Lay Pastor           Ph: 507-879-3180                                              Youth Pastor
 Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.         Jon Marburger, Pastor                                     Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
                                 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.                                   Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
 Immaculate Heart of Mary
     Catholic Church
       510 Mill Street                                                                              Sillerud Lutheran
     Ph: 507-763-3545                                                                                     Church
       Fr. Jeff Dobbs                                                                                620 221st Street
   Call for Mass schedule                                                                              Balaton, MN
                                                                                                    Ph: 507-734-4931
          DOVRAY                                                                                  Sunday Worship 10:30
   Our Savior’s Lutheran                                                                                   a.m.
                                                                                                   Sunday School 9:15
           Church                                                                                          a.m.
      Ph: 507-274-5623
   William Klavitter, Pastor
  Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.

           FULDA
 First Presbyterian Church
    401 N. Lafayette Ave.
      Ph: 507-425-2244
   Barbara Whipple, Pastor
  Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
  Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church
       309 Lake Street
      Ph: 507-425-2405
        Fr. Jeff Dobbs
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                                                      AGRICULTURE
Family Farms
Deep in the heart of America’s bread basket, Murray County
is steeped in a tradition of family farms. The color of the land-
scape is dependent on the crop cycle. In the winter, the fields
are covered with a beautiful coat of white snow that provides
moisture for spring planting. In the spring, shades of black
and brown dominated the horizon as farmers prepare the
land for planting. Summer is green with the growth of corn,
soybeans and alfalfa. Driving by the fields with the rows so
straight and clean is a visual wonder. In the fall, as the crops
mature and begin to die, tans and yellows fill the fields.

Cropland
Ninety-two percent of the county’s 460,800 acres is consid-
ered agricultural. Over 375,000 acres are considered crop-          hay, oats, barley and apples. Approximately twenty-five per-
land. There are 911 farms in the county with an average size        cent of the corn grown in the county stays in the county and
of 447 acres. The average precipitation in Murray County is         is used for livestock feed. The rest is trucked to area ethanol
twenty-five inches. May 8th is the average date of the final        plants or to grain terminals with railroad facilities. From there,
thirty-two degree temperature for the season, while                 the majority of soybeans produced are trucked to area pro-
September 11 marks the average date of the first thirty-two         cessing plants.
degree temperature.
                                                                    Livestock
Production                                                          Livestock production also plays a major role in Murray
In 2006, 163,000 acres were planted in soybeans yielding an         County. The county is the second largest producer of breed-
average of forty-eight bushels per acre. Corn accounted for         ing sheep and lambs in the state. Also, 132,000 hogs and
177,900 acres with an average yield of 165 bushels per              38,000 head of cattle were raised in Murray County in 2006.
acres. The remainder of the acreage was planted in alfalfa,


                                         2008 BARNS OF THE YEAR
                                                                    The round barn on the Murray County fairgrounds also won
                                                                    a first place prize in the 2008 Barn of the Year. It was built
                                                                    during a time of serious economic depression in the 1930’s
                                                                    and was saved by the local citizens almost 70 years later.

                                                                    The "Round Barn" and annex located on the Murray County
                                                                    Fairgrounds has been restored.    The much needed repairs
                                                                    to the annex were mainly donated from members of the com-
                                                                    munity who gave their time and talents to restore the old
                                                                    building.

                                                                    The annex to the round barn has been a true labor of love by
                                                                    countless volunteers who have come forward to save the old
                                                                    barn and make it an animal exhibit space again.        What
Lee Leysen has the “2008 Minnesota Barn of the Year” for            started out as a WPA project in the 1930's has certainly
the Breezy Point Barn and the Round Barn and Annex on the           become a community pride project 70 years later.       Vince
Murray County Fairgrounds won in the publicly owned divi-           Crowley worked very hard to get the Round Barn on the
sion.    An awards banquet was held Saturday night organ-           National Register of Historic Places.  Due to that distinc-
ized by the Friends of Minnesota Barns Association. There           tion, a group of volunteers came forth this spring and
were 70 barns from 36 counties within the competition.              restored the building so it can again be used to house
                                                                    exhibits and animals.
Lee has owned Breezy Point for 20 years and in 1999 he
decided to move in a big barn to be used as a dance hall.
The barn came from the Holum brothers’ farm and is a 36 x
100 feet stunner with over 92 windows.

Leysen held the first dance in the barn in 2006, but there
were no windows in the barn at the time. In the past few
years, he has created a bar area while still keeping the
charm of an old barn alive.      He had to remove the horse
stalls and milk stanchions to make a dance floor, restrooms
and seating space, but for those who have seen the barn it
still has a lot of class. The barn is used for many dances,
wedding receptions and class reunions.
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                                        MURRAY COUNTY PARKS




Lake Sarah East                                                   County Road 37 and is a little over acres in size including a
Located on the east side of Lake Sarah on U.S. Highway 59,        boat landing, dock and restroom facilities.
1.6 acres in size, includes boat landing, dock, picnic shelter,
playground equipment and restroom facilities.                     Marsh’s Landing
                                                                  Located on Valhalla Island on the west side of Lake Shetek.
Lake Sarah West                                                   It has a direct hard surfaced access by Valhalla Drive from
Located on the west side of Lake Sarah off County Raod 30         U.S. Highway 59 and includes a boat landing, docks, handi-
(hard surfaced). Over ten acres in size and includes a boat       capped accessible fishing pier, picnic shelter and restroom
landing, dock, swimming area, dressing rooms, four picnic         facilities.
shelters, playground equipment and multiple restroom facili-
ties. Overnight camping with electrical hookups. Ample tent       Corabelle Park
camping space.                                                    Located on the south side of Corabelle Lake just off gravel
                                                                  County Road 2 and includes boat landing, dock, picnic shel-
Swensen Park                                                      ter and restroom facilties.
Located on the east side of Current Lake off Minnesota
Highway 91. Nearly ten acres in size, boat landing, dock, two     End-O-Line Railroad Park
picnic shelters, playground equipment, ball field, and multiple   Located north of Currie, the park features playground equip-
restroom facilities. Overnight camping with electrical            ment, a picnic area and a railroad museum.
hookups. Ample tent camping spece.

Seven Mile Lake Park
Located on the west side of Fulda’s First Lake off South
Lafayette Avenue, just south of the city of Fulda. Over ten
acres in size and includes a boat landing, dock, swimming
beach, two picnic shelters, extensive playground equipment,
ball field and multiple restroom facilities. Overnight camping
with electrical hookups. Ample tent camping space.

Lime Lake Park
Located on the south side of Lime Lake, just west of Avoca
off hard surfaced County Road 6, is four acres in size. It
includes a boat landing, dock, fishing area off dam, picnic
shelter and restroom facilities.

Forman Acres
Located on the southeast side of Lake Shetek, adjacent to
Shetek State Park. It is accessed directly by a hard surfaced
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                                       LAKE SHETEK STATE PARK




History                                                               The park also has a modern group center which accom-
Each year, over 100,000 people visit Lake Shetek State               modates up to 80 people.
Park. The park is rich with history. The Shetek Monument,
                                                                     Causeway
completed and dedicated in 1925, is the final resting site for
                                                                       The 1,000 foot long Causeway that leads from the boat
15 settlers that were killed during the Dakota Conflict on
                                                                     landing to Loon Island is also included on the List of
August 20, 1862. Several pioneer cabin sites are located in
                                                                     Historical Places by the NPS. It was built in 1938 with boul-
the park. They include the Duley, Wright, Smith and Eastlick
                                                                     ders, fieldstone and gravel from the shoreline of Lake Shetek
cabin sites. The Koch cabin, owned by the Murray County
                                                                     and nearby farm fields.
Historical Society, was moved into the park from Teepeeotah
in 1964, and is the only cabin left standing, Built in 1857, it is   Recreation
thought to be the oldest building in Murray County. The first           Picnic shelters, a beach, hiking trails, cross country skiing
murder in Murray County took place in this cabin in 1861,            trails, the Interpretive Center, various park programs and
when Bill Clarke was killed by Charlie Wambau.                       canoe, rowboat and kayak rental are just a few of the many
                                                                     recreational options at the park. In addition, bird watching
Although the cabin sites and the Shetek Monument have
                                                                     opportunities abound. An observation deck with a telescope
existed for many years, the park wasn't established until
                                                                     provides a clear view of the many species.
1937. Much of the early development and construction of the
park facilities was done by Works Progress Administration            Wildlife
(WPA) workers. The workers were part of a WPA Camp                      The acres of woods planted in Lake Shetek State Park by
which was located on Keeley Island, across the lake to the           early settlers provides cover for a variety of wildlife, including
west, from 1934 to 1940. The camp employed 200 transient             deer, fox, muskrats, beaver, raccoons, chipmunks and squir-
and homeless men. Initially operated by the State                    rels. Each year in the spring and fall, eagles and other migra-
Emergency Relief Administration, the camp was one of 32              tory birds pass through the park.
that existed in Minnesota. The area of the Shetek Lutheran           Camping
Ministries on Keeley Island was at one time part of the State        There are 97 drive-insites, 66 electrical units, 2 handicapped
Park. WPA workers constructed buildings in the park and at           acessible sites, 8 cart-in sites and 1 group camp site.
the Shetek Ministries location, and also several causeways,          A camper cabin is available at the park year-round! Camper
including the causeway that leads to Loon Island.                    cabin is handicapped accessible and has heat and electrici-
Buildings and Facilities                                             ty. To reserve, call 866-85PARKS or online.
  Several buildings and facilities are on the list of The            Minnesota has enacted legislation that restricts firewood
National Park Service's (NPS) National Register of Historic          being brought to or used on DNR lands. Complete informa-
Places. They include the following:                                  tion and lists of vendors and locations where approved fire-
  • The Beach House, built in 1939-40, features finely exe-          wood is available are posted on the DNR Web site. The sys-
cuted stonework incorporated into a series of stairways, ter-        tem has progressed to a point where people can now contact
races, and retaining walls.                                          the Minnesota State Parks Reservation Center at 866-
  • The Picnic Area Shelter Building, was built in 1940-41.          85PARKS or at www.stayatmnparks.com.
Although another picnic shelter was built in 1986, this build-       Events
ing is still in use.                                                    Following are some of the events taking place at the park
  • The Park Manager's Residence, originally known as the            in 2010:
Custodian's Cabin, was built in 1939-40, and added on to                • May Day Egg Hunt - May 5
several years after that.                                               • State Park Open House: June 12
  • The Park Shop was the Garage and Park Office, when it               • Pumpkin Fest: October 10
was built in 1939. After a fire in 1953, it was remodeled and
an addition was added.
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                                     MURRAY COUNTY MUSEUM
                                                                  We are the biggest little museum in Southwestern
                                                                  Minnesota. Our museum began in 1952, when Paul
                                                                  Scherlier donated an old farm wagon. Later, Wm. Leebens,
                                                                  Fair Secretary, and Audrey James, County School
                                                                  Superintendent, let the Historical Society use a display area
                                                                  in the school exhibit building.

                                                                  In 1957, we obtained the old fire hall, which we repaired and
                                                                  restored. Our present museum was built by the Historical
                                                                  Society and Murray County. It was completed in 1972, and
                                                                  was dedicated to the Astronaut “Deke” Slayton on August
                                                                  17,1972. Donald K (Deke) Slayton was one of America’s
                                                                  original Mercury Seven astronauts. He flew on the Apollo-
                                                                  Soyuz Test Program, a joint U.S.-Russian space mission,
                                                                  in1975. Since then, there have been many additions to our
                                                                  building.
      2480 29th Street ~ Slayton, MN 507-836-6533
                                                                                       WORNSON CABIN
                                                                  Built from oak logs and square nails in1872 by Ole Wornson,
The history of Murray County is on display in the Murray
                                                                  this cabin was moved to its present site on the Murray
County Historical Museum with its exhibits, programs and
                                                                  County Fairgrounds by the Murray County Historical Society
objects, archival, microfilm and photographic collections.
                                                                  in 1976. The cabin was continuously occupied by Wornson
The Reference Library and Family History Section are open
                                                                  family members until 1951.
to members and researchers. Included in this section are
family files, plat books, an index to the 1898 county plat map,
                                                                  The museum is open by request during the summer and
partial cemetery listings and various county, city and church
                                                                  daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the county fair in August.
history books.
                                                                                        SIERK BUILDING
The museum has a collection of over 10,000 artifacts on dis-
                                                                  Constructed in 1998 with funds raised by the Murray County
play including local history artifacts organized into topical
                                                                  Historical Society and a special donation from Carl Sierk, this
displays, military objects from the Civil War through World
                                                                  building is dedicated to the agricultural heritage of the coun-
War II, microfilms of county newspapers, census and natu-
                                                                  ty. Among the items displayed area 1926 Caterpillar 60, an
ralization records and numerous photographs which docu-
                                                                  Avery threshing machine, and a well-preserved outhouse.
ment the county’s heritage. Vintage and antique agricultural
equipment is housed in a separate building. The museum
                                                                  The building is open by request during the summer and fall,
staff provides group tours, research assistance and historical
                                                                  and daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the county fair.
presentations.


         DINEHART-HOLT HOUSE HISTORY
“Charm and history become as much a part of an old house
as the stone, brick or wood from which it is built. One such
house is the C.E. Dinehart residence at Slayton, built in
1891, the same year as the Murray County courthouse.

Symbols of another era are the stained glass windows in
halls and stairwall held in place, not by nails, but by screws;
steel wainscoting and beautifully carved entrance to butler’s
pantry in dining room; carved figures supporting lamps on
newel posts and colorful hangings on walls.”

The house was designed by architect Frank Thayer of
Mankato and built by Mr. Huxtable, a local contractor.

Mr. Dinehart was one of the first men to come to Slayton and
was one of the founders of the State Bank of Slayton. He
also served as mayor of Slayton. He and his wife had two          Following the death of Judge Holt in 1994 the house was sold
children, a daughter Florence and a son, Clarence. Clarence       and many of the furnishings were sold at an estate sale. The
became treasurer for the State of Minnesota, a position he        house was put up for sale again in 2007 and was purchased
held at the time of his premature death in 1910. Florence         by Murray County to be used as a Historic House Museum.
married Harvey Holt and they had three sons including             The essential character of the house remains and provides
Judge John Holt who was the last member of the Dinehart-          visitors with a glimpse into the early days of Slayton and
Holt family to reside in the house.                               Murray County.
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                  SENIOR LIVING
If you are a senior in need of assistance, Murray County has
the facilities to meet your needs. If you only need limited
                                                                             “   Our mission is to provide
                                                                           fine quality healthcare, housing
care, there are a variety of apartment options which provide
access and transportation to meal providers and health care
                                                                             and support services for area
practitioners. If you need more on-site care, there are a vari-
ety of assisted living and congregate care options in Murray
                                                                             seniors in an individualized,
County. If medical conditions require constant monitoring, or
you are physically unable to care for yourself, the caring staff
                                                                          dignified and homelike manner.”
at The Golden Living Center in Slayton or Fulda’s Maple
Lawn Nursing Home will provide you with the level of care
that you require.
If you are 55 or older and have some time to spare RSVP
needs you. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of
Murray County has a very active membership.
                                                                                            507-425-2571

No matter what your age, Murray County has the activities
you will enjoy. Some of the more notable activities at area
Senior Centers are: Monday through Friday senior dining,
monthly bingo, nutritional information from the Murray
County Extension Office, local librarians share stories, film
                                                                                            507-425-2572
strips, videos, news articles and magazines, devotions from
area ministers, special programs and Sunday dinners,
income tax assistance, blood pressure checks, hearing
needs addressed by local professionals, tornado awareness
programs, a variety of music and singers, monthly birthday
parties, pool tables available daily, cards are played every
Tuesday and Saturday afternoon and a pot-luck meal is held                                  507-425-9900
every third Saturday of the month.

                                                                        Fulda, MN • www.maplelawn.org




                                                         Our residents are special. We do everything
                                                         possible to enhance the quality of their lives
                                                               in every way possible, including:
                                                        • 24-hour licensed nurses            • Off hours admissions
                                                        • Medicare approved                  • Excellent food
                                                        • Medicaid approved                  • Secure premises
                                                        • Church services                    • Modified diets available
                                                        • Excellent activities department    • Beauty shop
                                                        • Occupational therapy               • Bird aviary
                                                        • Speech therapy                     • Large, private and semiprivate rooms
                                                        • Physical therapy


                                                           2957 Redwood Ave., Slayton, MN • 507-836-6135
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                                                SWIMMING POOLS
                                                                      Special Activities
                                                                      Water Aerobics, Splash Night and Infant Aquatics




                                                                      Fulda Swim & Fitness
Slaytona Beach West                                                   The indoor pool at the Fulda Swimand Fitness is open year
Take a dip at Slaytona Beach West pool located at 28th                round with eight lanes, diving board, and slide. A fitness cen-
Street in Slayton, Minnesota. The pool, which opened in the           ter is also available to use and includes a rowing machine,
2000 season, features three slides, a splash foundation, a            inner/outer thigh flex, stepper, 3 commerical treadmills, 2
diving board, a zero depth section, a designated area for lap         cross trainers, 2 airydyne bikes, universal gym.
swimmers, a spacious changing area, concessions and a
                                                                      Hours: Monday-Friday 3:30-6:00 p.m; Saturday/Sunday
large sunbathing area. The facility has a zero-depth entry
                                                                      1:00-4:00 p.m. For groups or private parties, please call to
area, a lap swim area, a flume slide, a speed slide, a drop
                                                                      make arrangements.
slide and a diving board. (you must be 48” tall to use our big
slides). No swim suits with zippers or rivets are allowed on          Senior Aquacise for women
the slides. NO flotation devises of ANY kind allowed (except          A mild form of aquatic exercise for women 55 years and
on family night). Membership cards are issued for each per-           older. This class is a well round program to improve your
son and must be used to gain admittance in the pool.                  heart/lung endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility and wil
Morning and evening swimming lessons sessions are avail-              help kepp you under control. Some other benefits include:
able beginning mid-June. The pool is available for any group.         excellent rehabilitation exercise for people recovering from
We invite you to make use of the facility for social and recre-       injury, less stress on bones and muscles, and great opetion
ational events. Call for cost and available times.                    for people with arthritis.

Daily Rates: $3.00 - afternoons, $2.00 - Evenings, $4.00 -            Class cost
For All Day Pass, $1.50 - Senior Citizens (55+), $1.00 - Non          Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00-9:00 a.m.
swimmers.                                                             Cost: $12 for the month or $1.25 / time

Pool Hours:
Mon-Fri 1:00-5:00 p.m., 6:30-9:00
Sat. & Sun 1:00-8:00 p.m.




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                                                DRAFT HORSE SHOW
The Murray County Draft Horse Organization is happy to
announce that this year the Murray County Classic Draft Horse
Show will be held on July 10 - 11, 2010 at the Murray
County Fairgrounds in Slayton.          The fairground gates will
open at 8:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday with the actual
show starting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on
Sunday.
Experience horsepower like it was intended. Featuring the work
horses of yesteryear, the Murray County Classic Draft Horse
Show offers beauty, grandeur and sheer force of today's draft
horses.
This show grew from an idea hatched around kitchen tables of
some of the local draft horse enthusiasts and has now grown to
a premium draft horse show for our region.
In today's fast-paced world, many people do not have the oppor-
tunity to relax and enjoy an event that reminds them of days           or provided the necessary power to cultivate the soil of the rich
gone by. Make sure to mark your calendars and attend this won-         farm fields here in the Midwest.
derful show of power and grace by some of America's finest,            The teams of six gleaming one-ton horses will create a specta-
graceful hitch teams.                                                  cle as they stomp into the arena as one, outfitted in patent
Our nation was built with the help of these "gentle giants". These     leather and chrome harness pulling the historically accurate
teams hauled heavy loads through the streets of the early cities       freight wagons. People in the crowd will literally feel the earth
                                                                       tremble as the massive hitches pass by. There will be exhibits on
                                                                       the fairgrounds as well as food and other activities.

                        TRAILS                                         For more information please check out the website at
                                                                       www.mcdraftshow.com<http://www.mcdraftshow.com/>
Casey Jones State Trail                                                See you at the Murray County Fairgrounds on July 10 - 11, 2010!
The Casey Jones Trail was the first legislatively authorized State
Trail. It was the dream of some very forward thinking people
back in the late 1960’s. A thirteen-mile segment (from Pipestone
to the Murray County line) was opened for horseback riding and
hiking in the early 1970’s. However, further action on the expan-
sion and development of this dream laid idle for two decades. In           There is
the early 1990’s, with a new found public interest in trails, local
citizens again looked at this original dream. It was merged with
the construction of a six mile blacktop hook trail connecting Lake
                                                                          Something
Shetek State Park with Murray County’s End-O-Line Park in
Currie. In 1997 a two mile section west of Lake Wilson was               for Everyone
opened for hiking. As the new millennium was entered, a group
of citizens from Murray, Pipestone and Redwood County came
together to push for the development and the expansion of this
undeveloped State Trail.
Friends of the Casey Jones Trail
In the spring of 2002, the Minnesota Legislature extended the
authorization to include the six-mile loop trail, an extension from
Lake Shetek State Park to Walnut Grove and the Laura Ingalls
Wilder lore in Redwood County, and an extension from
Pipestone to Split Rock Creek State Park near Ihlen in Pipestone
County. In the fall, the group formed a non-profit corporation,
“The Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association” to carry on
the work until the “dream” is achieved.
                                                                        at Thrifty
Bicycle Trail                                                             White
A 10-foot wide, six-mile long, paved bicycle trail travels to Currie
and back. Two miles of trail are in the park and the other four are
administered by Murray County. Along the trail are numerous
scenic vistas with park benches. An abundance of wildlife make
their homes in the vicinity of the bicycle path and it is very com-
                                                                                        THRIFTY WHITE
mon to see a number of deer grazing on the prairie grasses. A
spin across the Currie Dam is a nice detour from the path. An
                                                                                             PHARMACY
                                                                                            2622 Broadway Ave.,Slayton, MN
additional eight miles of hiking trails are also available in the
                                                                                       Phone: 507-836-6702 Toll Free: 866-261-2527
park, five miles of which are used for snowmobiling during the
                                                                           SERVING YOUR FAMILY’S PRESCRIPTION NEEDS SINCE 1884
winter months.                                                               Pharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-12 Noon
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                                                 GOLF COURSES
Slayton Country Club
Located one mile north of Slayton off Highway 59, the
Slayton Country Club offers a challenging nine-hole course
nestled in rolling hills and mature trees. There are conces-
sions and a pro-shop at the club house. Carts are available
for rent.



                                                               Town & Country Golf Club
                                                               Fulda’s Town and Country Golf Club is located along
                                                               Highway 59 and offers a par 36 nine-hole course, a driving
                                                               range and a fully-stocked clubhouse.




                                                               Schreier’s Miniature Golf
                                                               Located at 35 Resort Road, Currie. Joe & Marcia Schreier,
                                                               507-763-3817. It features 18 holes of miniature golf along
                                                               with camping facilities.




                                                                  THE HUB
        Located 2 miles north of Slayton on Hwy. 59
                       507-836-8373
                                                                  Open
                                                                   thru
                                                                            DRIVE-IN
                                                                               Serving dinners,
                                                                September sandwiches, soups, salads,
          VISIT US FOR:
                                          11 Varieties                      ice cream & desserts.
  Apple Accessories, Jams/Honey,
                                           of Apples -              We are noted for our burgers, taco
   Caramel, Pumpkins, Caramel
                                            available                salads & grilled chicken salad!
  Apples, Frozen Apple Pies, Gifts,
                                          throughout                        Open until 9:00 p.m.
 Open September and October,               the season             Hwy. 30 West, Slayton, MN   507-836-6016
 Mon.-Sat. 10-6 & Sunday Noon -5


                Enjoy Our Beautiful
                 9 Holes of Golf!
                                                                  Your Refreshment
                Open from 7 a.m. to
                 Sundown Daily!                  Call for
                                                                    Headquarters
                                                                  We’re proud to boast one of the area’s
 Tuesday -
                  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC               Tee
                CART RENTALS AVAILABLE
                                                 Times!                    finest selections of:
 Women’s
Golf League
Wednesday-
Men’s Golf
                  Slayton                                                     •Non-Alcoholic
                                                                               Beverages
                                                                                                 SLAYTON
                                                                                                DISCOUNT
                  COUNTRY CLUB
                                                                              •Wine Coolers
  League
 Both leagues
                                                                              •Wines               LIQUOR
 are Noon to                                                                  •Beer           2515 20th St., Slayton, MN
                   Highway 59, Slayton, Minnesota                                                    507-836-8817
   Closing                                                                    •And More
                           507-836-8154                                                      Hours: Mon.-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
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                       END-O-LINE RAILROAD PARK & MUSEUM
                                                                           Park and Museum include a Brookville Diesel Switcher, Grand
                                                                           Trunk Western Caboose, Georgia Northern Steam Locomotive,
                                                                           Baldwin Engine #13 Narrow Gauge, various Fairmont motor
                                                                           cars, velocipede, and Cushman rail scooter. New for this year is
                                                                           the restored M & St. L Caboose available to small birthday par-
                                                                           ties.
                                                                           Historical Attractions. Other fascinating attractions at the park
                                                                           include Currie’s General Store, Grist Mill, Sunrise School,
                                                                           Presbyterian Church, and Murray County’s first courthouse,
                                                                           established in Currie in the 1870’s--all historically furnished.
                                                                           Spend the Day. Enjoy the six mile paved pedestrian/bike path-
                                                                           -a beautiful trail through the trees, sites, and farmland that con-
                                                                           nects Lake Shetek State Park with End-O-Line Park and
The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum located on the for-
mer Chicago and Northwestern branch line in Currie has devel-              Museum.
oped from a 4-H Community Pride project into a great attraction            Stop by the Currie American Legion Veterans’ Memorial--a great
for families, railroad enthusiasts and history-minded people. The          tribute to the men and women who have served and continue to
turntable, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is the      serve our country.
only manually operated turntable remaining in the state of
Minnesota on its original site that is still operable and always           End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum opens Memorial Day
turned by man.                                                             weekend and closes Labor Day. We are available for weddings,
Railroad. The branch line was abandoned in the 1970’s. The 4-              anniversaries, reunions, railroad birthday parties, and genealogy
H project to save what was then a neglected railroad turntable in          searches. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
the ‘70’s grew into the present day End-O-Line Railroad Park               Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. No guided tours after 4
and Museum. The four-room depot is filled with railroad artifacts,         p.m. Admission is charged. Church services are held during the
photographs, memorabilia, and equipment. An especially popu-               summer months. Worship hours are posted on the Web site.
lar exhibit in the depot is an HO-scale model train layout of
                                                                           End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum has been designated as
Currie’s railroad yard. A wrap-around mural and authentic sound
effects add to the realism.                                                a Geocaching Site.

Special Attractions and Exhibits. Other buildings on the park
site include a rebuilt engine house that has many displays. A few
highlights of this building include an exceptional hobo, bum and
tramp display, and an exhibit showing the three railroad lines that                 •FARM •CROP •HOME •AUTO
served Murray County. The main attraction is the beautifully
restored 1875 narrow gauge steam locomotive. The Chicago                            •COMMERCIAL •LIFE •HEALTH
and Northwestern water tower came from Walnut Grove, the
section foreman’s house is from Comfrey, and there is a rebuilt
coal bunker which is utilized as a picnic shelter and an interpre-
tive center. This center features railroad memorabilia from other
lines and an elaborate N-scale railroad yard and diorama, as
well as an interesting display of early pioneer days and Native
American history including artwork and a life-size sacred white
bison. The southern end of the park features a Lakota Teepee,
three grazing bison, and a calf.
                                                                                     Minnwest Investments
   Another popular attraction is the child-sized Henry Hilfers rail-
road yard. The model railroad yard was originally built in Lake
                                                                                     and Insurance Center
Wilson and brought to Currie following Hilfers’ death. Ridership                   300 Broadway Ave.,                             2567 King Ave.,
is being considered for the future with the cars on display in the                  Lake Wilson, MN                                Slayton, MN
Engine House.
Rolling Stock. Rolling Stock exhibits and End-O-Line Railroad                       507-879-3344                                507-836-8908


                                                                        End-O-Line Railroad
                                                                        Park & Museum                                                                  Information
                                                                                                                                                       & Gift Shop
                                                                                                                                                       on Grounds
                                                                          440 N. Mill St., Currie, MN 56123
                                                                                           507-763-3708
                                                                        Season/Hours: Open Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m; Sundays
                                                                        1:00-5:00 p.m.; Open weekends in Septembers; Speaker Series Session Sunday afternoons;
                                                                        Email: endoline@co.murray.mn.us Website: www.endoline.com
                                                                        Directions: From I-90 at Worthington: Take exit 43 and go 34 miles north on US Hwy 59.
                                                                        Turn east on Minnesota Hwy 30 for 4 miles. In Currie, turn north on County Road 38 (Mill
                                                                        Street) and go 1 mile. The park is on the east side of the road.
                                                                        From Marshall, MN: Go south on US Hwy 59 for 26 miles. Turn east on Minnesota Hwy
                                                                        30 for 4 miles. In Currie, turn north on County Road 38 (Mill Street) and go 1 mile. The park
                                                                        is on the east side of the road.
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                   MURRAY COUNTY SERVICE GROUPS & CONTACTS
  4-H Clubs                                                                                                        Girl Scouts
     o Badger Lake 4-H Club: Contact Dennis or Janet Opdahl, 507-836-8661, or Gordan Opdahl, 507-335-7889              o Fulda: Contact Lisa Onken, 507-926-5487
     o Bondin Belfast 4-H Club: Contact Loren or Sara Heintz, 507-425-2890                                             o Slayton: Contact Judy Bloemendaal, 507-836-6872
     o Cameron 4-H Club: Contact Stacy Posthuma, 507-879-3102, or Darcy Heezen, 507-763-3865                       Heritage Society Club Fulda: Contact Loretta Gehl, 507-425-3100
     o Chandler Hilltoppers 4-H Club: Contact Teresa VanIperen, 507-215-1216, or Karen Bruxvoort, 507-677-2378     Iron Horse Motorcycle Club Fulda: Contact Keith Evers, 507-360-0956
     o Currie Poco-a-Poco 4-H Club: Contact Linnea Surprenant, 507-629-4745                                        Kiwanis Slayton: Contact Paul Horn, 507-836-8255
     o Fenton Friends 4-H Club: Contact Wendy or Steve Hartle, 507-677-2595                                        Knights of Columbus Slayton: Contact John DeGreef, 507-836-8958
     o Lakers 4-H Club: Contact Don or Sandy Van Eck, 507-658-3845 or Carol Wixon, 507-337-0151                    Lakes Area CERT (Community Emergency Response Team): Contact Kevin Haney, 507-828-8670
     o Murray County 4-H Horse Club: Contact Stacy Posthuma, 507-879-3102, or Darcy Heezen, 507-763-3865
     o Prairie Hustlers 4-H Club: Contact Mary Beech, 507-836-8070                                                             s
     o Slayton Shooting Star 4-H Club: Contact David Bau, 507-836-6124, or Nancy Pieske, 507-836-6709                  o Fulda: Contact Dan Utech, 507-425-2260
     o Talcot Lake Aries 4-H Club: Contact Lea Kirchner, 507-468-2262, or David and Kathy Dardis, 507-425-2409         o Hadley: Contact Darren Saner, 507-836-8946
  AA & Al-Anon                          at 8:00 pm, 507-836-6761                                                       o Lake Wilson: Contact Dave Johnson, 507-879-3178
  American Legion                                                                                                  Lioness Club Hadley: Contact Connie Sorenson, 507-836-6756
     o # 576 Avoca: Contact Dennis Schneider                                                                       Masonic Lodge Slayton: Contact Leon Kruse, 507-836-8326
     o #322 Currie: Contact Mike Schaffer, 507-425-2330                                                            Minnesota Food Help Line 888-711-1151
     o #322 Auxiliary Currie: Contact Rocky Dumos, 507-763-3461                                                    Monday Study Club Slayton: Contact Marlys Knuth, 507-836-8758
     o # 64 Slayton: Contact Bob Gass, 507-763-3446                                                                Murray County Amateur Radio Club: Contact Arl Weinrebe, 507-335-7816
     o #64 Auxiliary Slayton: Contact Sharon McClure, 507-763-3844                                                 Murray County American Cancer Society: Contact Carla Goedtke, 507-836-6622
     o #318 Fulda: Contact Elvin Kruger, 507-425-2126                                                              Murray County American Dairy Association: Contact Dave Schwartz, 507-836-8304
     o #318 Auxiliary Fulda: Contact Linda Winter, 507-425-3252                                                                                      iation: Contact Dennis Swan, 507-734-3217
  Avoca Study Club: Contact Barbara Schreier, 507-763-3248                                                         Murray County Corn & Soybean Growers Association: Contact Howard Hamilton, 507-763-3481
  Beaver Creek Archers Slayton: Contact Chuck Skalak, 507-393-0410; Club Building, 507-836-8853                    Murray County Draft Horse Organization: Contact Joe Biren, 507-227-7845
  Boy Scouts                                                                                                       Murray County Health Alliance: Contact Betty Hughes, 507-836-8536
     o Fulda: Contact Roger Wildfeuer, 507-425-2333, or Gerry Ossefoort, 507-425-2010                              Murray County Historical Society: Contact Diane Clercx, 507-836-6533
     o Slayton: Contact John Shepard, 507-836-6844                                                                 Murray County Horticulture Club: Contact Mona Henkels, 507-425-3117
  Cub Scouts                                                                                                       Murray County Master Gardeners: Contact Dave Bau, 507-836-6124
     o Fulda: Contact Jill Bultman, 507-425-3293                                                                   Murray County Medical Center Foundation: Greg Slotten, 507-836-8587
     o Slayton: Contact Craig Gertsema, 507-836-6677                                                               Murray County Pork Producers: Contact Steve Schreier, 507-763-3754
                                                                                                                   Murray County Youth Center (Escape): Contact Margie Anderson, 507-836-6927
  Currie Town and Country Booster Club: Contact Aaron Larson, 507-227-2527                                         Piecemakers Quilting Club Slayton: Contact Margaret Kluis, 507-836-8217
  Drift Breakers Snowmobile Club: Contact Pres. Randy Martin, 507-763-3171                                         Prairie Music Association: Contact Kelly Muldoon, 507-836-8970
  Dovray Area Boosters: Contact Gene Regnier, 507-274-6343                                                         Prairie Oasis Players: Contact Chad Felton, 507-393-0094
  Dundee Rod and Gun Club: Contact Brad Chepa, 507-360-3251                                                        Senior Citizens Centers
  Friends of the Casey Jones Trail: Contact Amy Hoglin, 507-836-6023                                                   o Avoca: Contact Elvina Brunsting, 507-425-3239
  Friends of the Fulda Memorial Library: Contact Beth Cuperus, 507-425-3277                                            o Chandler: Contact Henry Kruen, 507-677-2556
  Friends of Lake Shetek State Park: Contact Stan Clausen, 507-763-3856                                                o Currie: Contact Lynette Deslauries, 507-763-3166
  Friends of the Slayton Public Library: Contact Amy Hoglin, 507-227-0562                                              o Fulda: Contact Dale Brock, 507-425-2172
  Fire Departments                                                                                                     o Hadley: Contact Elvera Nelson, 507-836-8033
      o Avoca: Chief Tom Nelson, 507-335-7804                                                                          o Iona: Contact Esther Schmidt, 507-264-3880
      o Chandler: Chief Doran Christoffels, 507-677-2272, cell 507-920-5026                                            o Lake Wilson: Contact Betty Courtney, 507-879-3582
      o Currie: Chief Jeff Zens, 507-763-3465                                                                          o Slayton: Contact Michelle Miranowski, 507-836-6648
      o Dovray: Chief Kirby Cohrs, 507-274-5420, cell 507-227-6529                                                 Senior Dining
      o Fulda: Chief Dan Wieskus, 507-425-3333, cell 507-360-5959                                                      o Fulda: Contact Grace Meier, 507-425-2785
      o Iona: Chief James Gleis, cell 507-760-0727                                                                     o Slayton: Contact Jean Tentinger, 507-836-8475
      o Lake Wilson: Chief- Ron Henning, 507-879-3101, cell 507-920-3890                                           Slayton Area Chamber of Commerce: Contact Karen Onken, 507-836-6902
      o Slayton: Chief Rick Clercx, 507-836-8890, cell 507-360-1756
                                                                                                                   Slayton Community Band: Contact Sandy Roemmich, 507-562-0418
  Fulda Area Big Band: Contact Mike Peterson, 507-425-2342                                                         Slayton Public Library Book Club: Contact Sheryl Larson, 507-836-8778
  Fulda Area Community Club : Contact Dr. TJ Graber, 507-425-0025
                                                                                                                   T.O.P.S. Fulda: Contact Dana Hogan, 507-425-2525
  Fulda Community Choir: Contact Ron Janssen, 507-425-2825
                                                                                                                   VFW
  Fulda Game and Fish Club: Contact Keith Hakeneis, 507-425-2663                                                       o Auxiliary Fulda: Contact Therese Dardis, 507-425-2730
  Fulda International Club: Contact Izzie Koster, 507-425-2226                                                         o VFW Post Fulda: Contact Emil Czepa, 507-425-2566
  Fulda Reading Club: Contact Rosemary Schweigert, 507-425-2025                                                        o VFW Post Slayton: Contact Virgil Halbur, 507-836-6389
                                                                                                                   Women of Today
                                                                                                                       o Fulda: Contact Jodi Klein, 507-425-2140
                                                                                                                       o Slayton: Contact Kristie Blankenship, 507-836-8592




                                            ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education)
                                                                                                                 What is Kindergarten Connection?
What is ECFE? ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) is                                                         The purpose of Kindergarten Connection is to help prepare
a program for parents and children ages birth to                                                                 children and families for their upcoming Kindergarten
Kindergarten. ECFE recognizes parents are a child's first and                                                    Experience. Children attend a 3 hour Pre-Kindergarten pro-
most important teacher! We provide parent education,                                                             gram 2 days per week. Parents need not be present at these
together with early childhood education for parents and their                                                    sessions but are surely welcome to visit or volunteer at any
children. Parents and children participate in classes, parent                                                    time. We feel the comments from past participants tell about
discussion groups, special events, or field trips.                                                               our Kindergarten Connection program:

The goals of ECFE are:                                                                                           "That Kindergarten Connection is the best educational thing
  To: strengthen families                                                                                        I've ever done for my child and I highly recommend the pro-
  To: help young children develop to their full potential                                                        gram to everyone."
  To: support parents in the most important job of raising
their children                                                                                                   "That we have been very happy with the program and would
  To learn more about ECFE, and how you can become                                                               not hesitate to sign up again. It has helped our daughter
involved in our classes, field trips, or special events, please                                                  become better prepared for Kindergarten and a school set-
call 507-836-6945.                                                                                               ting and helped improve her skills - shapes, numbers, letters,
                                                                                                                 etc
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                               2010 MURRAY COUNTY EVENTS
MAY                                                         SEPTEMBER
1 - Easter Egg Hunt/May Day Event at Lake Shetek            10 - 11 -Women of Today Autumn Boutique in Slayton
    State Park                                              10 - 11 - Quilt Show at the Dinehart-Holt House in Slayton
14 - Slaughter Slough Kiosk Unveiling Ceremony              20 - 24 - Environmental Fair for Kids in Slayton
     near Currie
                                                            OCTOBER
JUNE                                                        18 - 31 - Haunted Museum in Slayton
  5 - Pool Opens in Slayton (weather permitting)            23 - Tour of Homes in Slayton
 9 - Murray County Medical Center Community BBQ             23 - Pumpkin Festival in Slayton
10 - Community Band Concert at Gullord Park in Slayton
12 - Slayton City Wide Rummage Sales                        NOVEMBER
12 - Lake Shetek State Park Open House and Pork             28 - Murray County Museum Open House
      Burger Feed
12 - End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum Open House         DECEMBER
12 - 13 - Beaver Creek Archery Club 3-D Shoot in Currie     Parade of Trees throughout the Month at the Museum and
17 - Community Band Concert at Gullord Park in Slayton      Dinehart-Holt House
18 - 20 - Fulda Wood Duck Festival
25 - 26 - Quilt Show and Auction at Lake Shetek Lutheran            FARMERS MARKETS HELD FROM
      Bible Camp                                                       JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER
19 - “Town and Country Days” in Lake Wilson                                 Thursday's at 7:00 a.m. in Slayton
19 - Slayton Chamber Golf Fun Day                                      Friday's at 7:00 a.m. at Fulda Depot
24 - Community Band Concert at Gullord Park in Slayton             Saturday's at 9:00 a.m. at the school parking
                                                                                lot in Lake Wilson
JULY                                                                           Saturday's at 9:00 a.m. at the
1 - Community Band Concert at Gullord Park in Slayton                      End-O-Line Park in Currie
4 - Fourth July Extravaganza in Currie
8 - Crazy Daze in Slayton                                      MURRAY COUNTY SPEEDWAY RACES HELD
8 - Community Band Concert at Gullord Park in Slayton              FROM MAY THROUGH AUGUST
9 - “Universe in the Park” U of M Astronomy at Lake               Friday's at 7:30 p.m. at the Grandstand in Slayton
    Shetek State Park
9 - 11 - Days of '87 Celebration in Slayton
10 - Lawn Social at the Dinehart-Holt House in Slayton        If you need information on specific event happening in
10 - 11 - Murray County Draft Horse Show in Slayton          Murray County contact the Murray County Tourism and
15 - Community Band Concert at Gullord Park in Slayton       Recreation Committee at (507) 836-6148, Ext. 119 or via
16 - 18 - “Fun in the Sun Days” in Avoca                                email at tourism@co.murray.mn.us.
17 - Health Fair at the End-O-Line Railroad Park and
     Museum                                                               www.murray-countymn.com
18 - Folkssport Walk at Lake Shetek State Park
24-15 - Beaver Creek Archery Club 3-D Shoot in Currie
31 - Geocaching 101 at Lake Shetek State Park

AUGUST                                                                                     See Us for All Your
14 - Relay for Life in Slayton                                                              Hardware Needs!
14 - 15 - Beaver Creek Archery Club 3-D                                                       •Lawn & Garden Supplies
      “Hunter Round” Shoot in Currie                                                         •Tools, Paint, Carpet, Small
17 - 21 - Murray County Fair - Celebrating 100 Years!                                       Appliances, Gift Items, School
17 - Community Events at the Fair                                                          Supplies, Photo, Dry Cleaning,
                                                                                         Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap, Balloons,
18 - 20 - Wedding Exhibit at the Historic Dinehart-Holt
                                                                                                Pet Supplies & More!
     House in Slayton
                                                                                          UPS PICKUP SERVICE
19 - Williams and Ree at the Murray County Fair
     Grandstand
21 - Draft Horse Pull at the Murray County Fair
21 - Prairie Days Parade in downtown Slayton
                                                                                            Ramerth
                                                                                         HARDWARE
                                                                                              205 E. Front St., Fulda
                                                                                                Ph. 507-425-2351
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MURRAY COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Abstracters                                                                                 Ken’s Repair                                   110 Mill St            Currie        507-763-3253
Murray County Abstract & Title          2505 26th St           Slayton       507-836-6202   Kruse Detailing                                1480 50th Ave          Lake Wilson   507-879-3578
Woitaszewski Abstract & Title, Inc.     2314 26th St           Slayton       507-836-8666   Larry’s Used Cars Inc                          112 SW 3rd St          Avoca         507-335-7729
Accountants                                                                                 Leroy’s Alignment & Glass Inc                  2317 26th St           Slayton       507-836-6188
Bradley R. Bergerson, CPA               2330 26th St           Slayton       507-836-8564   Lindy’s Auto Sales                             321 N Mill St          Currie        952-807-6984
Gerber & Haugen CPA                     2330 26th St           Slayton       507-836-8564   Lyon County Coop                               3200 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8585
Jerry Moline Accounting                 2561 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8249   Mark’s Tire Service                            360 Center Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3110
KPH Tax & Accounting                    PO Box 13              Lake Wilson   507-879-3290   McLain Auto Center                             201 Hwy 91             Chandler      507-677-2276
Meulebroek-Taubert & Co                 631 Minnesota St       Lake Wilson   507-879-3538   Mike’s Body Shop & Towing                      63 220th Ave           Fulda         507-425-3341
Orville Grieme LPA                      2330 26th St           Slayton       507-836-8564   Murrayland Motors                              1495 141st St          Slayton       507-836-8541
Richard W Holmberg CPA                  2555 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6151   NAPA Auto Parts                                2408 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6118
Agriculture                                                                                 Prairie Pride C-Store & Service Center         3020 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8585
ADM                                     PO Box 6               Dovray        507-274-6177   Radke Wheel Service                            630 1st St N           Currie        507-763-3129
Avoca Spray Service                     888 210th Ave          Avoca         507-335-7830   Redenius Repair                                109 2nd St NW          Fulda         507-425-2415
Behr Enterprises                        44 250th Ave           Fulda         507-425-2831   Ron’s Service Center                           585 State Highway 30   Lake Wilson   507-879-3201
Blue Hilltop Inc                        442 Center St          Lake Wilson   507-879-3593   Rowdy’s Radiator                               2129 20th St           Slayton       507-836-6248
Bomgaars                                PO Box 252             Slayton       507-836-8553   Slayton Repair Center                          2437 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8674
Bruns Elevator Co                       PO Box 7               Iona          507-264-3346   Star City Auto Sales                           507 US Hwy 59          Fulda         507-425-3298
Chandler Coop Fertilizer                907 State Hwy 91       Lake Wilson   507-879-3342   Steve’s Alignment & Repair                     2035 King Ave          Slayton       507-836-8885
Chandler Feed Co. Inc.                  PO Box 172             Chandler      507-677-2237   Steve’s Auto Body & Glass                      PO Box 44              Slayton       507-836-6515
Collins Commodities                     2514 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8531   Sturdevant’s Auto Parts                        2795 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8545
Country Pride Services Cooperative      PO Box 249             Fulda         507-425-2553   Veld Service                                   Parnell Ave            Iona          507-264-3791
Crop Insurance Specialists              2340 26th St           Slayton       507-836-8389   Witzel Pronto Auto Parts & Service             PO Box 383             Fulda         507-425-2318
Cropmate Fertilizer Plant               50 US Hwy 30 W         Slayton       507-836-8106   Bakeries
Doeden Slat Replacer, Inc.              617 160th Ave          Slayton       507-836-6640   Slayton Bakery                                 2613 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8211
Environmental Dust Control, Inc.        1729 260th Ave         Currie        507-920-8431   Banks & Credit Unions
Farmers Elevator Co                     125 US 59              Avoca         507-335-7735   Currie State Bank                              PO Box 176             Currie        507-763-3262
Fulda Agri Center                       106 2nd St N           Fulda         507-425-2131   First National Bank                            PO Box P               Fulda         507-425-2575
Fulda Equipment Repair                  110 US Hwy 59          Fulda         507-425-3186   First National Bank                            2547 Broadway          Slayton       507-836-8507
Fulda Soil Service Center               Box 429                Fulda         507-425-2553   Fulda Area Credit Union                        205 St Paul Ave N      Fulda         507-425-2544
Hadley Farmers Elevator                 200 Main St N          Hadley        507-836-6363   Minnwest Bank South                            300 Broadway Ave       Lake Wilson   507-879-3221
Hadley Steel                            241 Main St N          Hadley        507-836-8256   Minnwest Bank South                            2565 King Ave          Slayton       507-836-6141
Hometown Meats                          2197 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8006   State Bank of Chandler                         PO Box 128             Chandler      507-677-2201
Jim Chapman Milk Hauling                720 Normal Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3509   Barbers
Lime Creek Ag Service                   17 Country Ln          Fulda         507-425-2522   Jack’s Barber Shop                             Broadway Ave           Lake Wilson   507-879-3125
Meadowland Farmers Coop                 125 US Hwy 59          Avoca         507-335-7735   Bars & Pubs
Midwest Supply                          2117 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8238   American Legion Post 322                       127 Mill St            Currie        507-763-3831
Nelson Hay                              Champ Drive            Slayton       507-836-6181   Avoca Municipal Liquor Store                   102 2nd St SW          Avoca         507-335-7812
Nepp Sales & Service, Inc.              1226 Hwy 59            Slayton       507-836-6490   Breezy Point Tavern                            52 Teepeeotah Rd       Tracy          507-763-363
Schmitz Grain Inc                       285 Broadway Ave       Lake Wilson   507-879-3230   Currie Cafe                                    PO Box 37              Currie        507-395-3884
Schmitz Grain Inc                       795 Hwy 30 S           Currie        507-763-3412   Grain Exchange                                 2022 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8848
Schmitz Grain Inc                       1823 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-8385   Hadley Municipal Liquor Store                  250 Main St S          Hadley        507-836-8019
Siebe’s Electric Motor Repair           PO Box 73              Slayton       507-836-6156   Ivy’s Tavern                                   220 St Paul Ave N      Fulda         507-425-0012
Slayton Auction Center                  2017 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6244   Kadupers                                       390 Parnell            Iona          507-264-3303
Slayton Equipment                       1801 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-8951   Key Largo Restaurant & Lounge                  29 Valhalla Dr         Slayton       507-763-3400
Slayton International                   1535 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8571   Lake Wilson Municipal Liquor Store             109 Broadway Ave       Lake Wilson   507-879-3260
Slayton Veterinary Medical Center       1909 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8594   Rooster’s On/Off Sale Liquor                   PO Box 67              Currie        507-395-1555
Staab’s Power-Washing                   851 190th Ave          Slayton       507-227-5766   Royal Loon                                     3124 Juniper Ave       Slayton       507-836-6820
Sturdevant’s Auto Parts                 2795 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8545   Beauty Salons
The Agronomy Center, LLC                210 E Davis            Fulda         507-472-8545   23rd Street Salon                              2438 24th St           Slayton       507-836-8059
United Ag Resources                     1823 Hwy 59            Slayton       507-836-8779   Corner Salon                                   2606 Ironwood Ave      Slayton       507-836-8283
Winter Feed Shak                        307 E Front St         Fulda         507-425-2433   Currie Cuts & Curls                            PO Box 123             Currie        507-763-3379
Witzel Pronto Auto Parts & Service      PO Box 383             Fulda         507-425-2318   Cutting Edge                                   3361 Juniper           Slayton       507-836-8448
Alternative/Renewable Energy                                                                Daris’ Headquarters                            Box 1263               Chandler      507-677-2389
Backup Power Source Inc                 2402 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6664   Dawn’s Hillside Hair                           1813 Oak Dr N          Slayton       507-836-8686
enXco - Fenton Wind Project             729 21st St            Chandler      507-677-2369   Mane Attraction                                228 N St Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-2961
Antiques                                                                                    Margie’s Beauty Salon                          677 180th Ave          Slayton       507-836-6378
All Aboard! Antiques                    PO Box 224             Fulda         507-425-2201   Neat Top Beauty Salon                          210 N St Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-2468
Antiques and Collectibles in the Barn   2876 131st St          Westbrook     507-274-5978   Shear Design                                   2320 26th St           Slayton       507-836-6200
Little Red House Antiques               1032 161st St          Currie        507-763-3504   Slayton Beauty Shop                            2525 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8180
Second Wind Antiques & More             2653 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8111   Styles on Broadway                             2644 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8570
Apartments - Market Rate                                                                    Virginia’s Beauty Shop                         520 Esther Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3312
Lakeside Apartments                     305 Main St            Currie        507-836-8673   Beer & Beverage Distributors
Mapletree Estates                                              Slayton       507-836-6672   Holinka Distributing Co                        PO Box 318             Fulda         507-425-2109
Village West                            2422 Juniper Ave       Slayton       507-393-0077   Blacksmiths
Apartments - Subsidized                                                                     Currie Blacksmith                              530 1st St             Currie        507-763-3898
Halter Place                                                   Slayton       320-226-2275   Boarding Kennels
Heritage Apartments                                            Fulda         320-226-2275   Susan’s Southwest Kennels                      2146 21st              Fulda         507-425-2418
Southgate Apartments                    3200 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6000   Boats & Marine
Westside Apartments                     1851 26th St           Slayton       320-226-2275   Lakes Marine & Sport                           2 Lake Shetek Dr       Slayton       507-763-3320
Apparel                                                                                     Shetek Marine                                  33 Valhalla Dr         Slayton       507-763-3171
Caribbean Tan & Consignment             2224 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6255   Books - Used
Dianne’s Dockside                       31 Valhalla Dr         Slayton       507-763-3999   Read It Again Books                            2525 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8410
Geyermans Clothing Co.                  2630 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-393-9270   Bowling
The Hut Gift Shoppe                     2620 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6800   Broadway Bowl                                  PO Box 123             Slayton       507-836-6237
Appliances                                                                                  Currie Cafe                                    PO Box 37              Currie        507-395-3884
B & L Excavation Inc                    1608 200th Ave         Currie        507-763-3318   Bus & Limousine Services
Hamples TV & Floor Covering             2523 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6884   Jas-Tek Limo Inc                               48 Keely Ave Dr        Slayton       507-763-3173
Scott’s Appliance Inc                   2525 Broadway          Slayton       507-836-1005   Ludolph Brothers Bus Service                   2643 Oak Ave           Slayton       507-836-6750
Tri City Gas Inc.                       PO Box 242             Slayton       507-836-6888   Wieskus Bus Service                            Box 63                 Fulda         507-425-2909
Appraisers                                                                                  Business Resources
Gass Appraisal Service                                         Slayton       507-227-4375   A & B Business Equipment                       2635 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6667
Archery                                                                                     Brinks Web Solutions                           2505 Maple Ave         Slayton       605-321-6070
Beaver Creek Archery Club               1945 Engebretson Ave   Slayton       507-836-8853   Computer Technical Solutions                                          Slayton       507-530-0454
Lake Sarah Archery                      68 Pioneer Trail       Garvin        507-763-3948   KJOE Radio                                     2660 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6125
Skalak Outdoors                         2629 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-393-0410   Prairieland Economic Development Corporation   1 Prairie Dr           Slayton       507-836-6656
Assisted Living & Long Term Care                                                            Pro Image Partners                             794 US Hwy 59          Avoca         507-335-7792
Lindenwood Assisted Living              2409 Linden Ave        Slayton       507-836-1055   Quest Marketing                                2239 US Hwy 59         Garvin        507-763-3434
Maplewood Court Assisted Living         310 7th St NE          Fulda         507-425-9900   Signs by Mark Joldersma                        2969 Oak Ave           Slayton       507-836-6789
Attorneys                                                                                   Slayton Area Chamber of Commerce               2635 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6902
Anderson, Merlyn                        2538 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6060   United Ag Resources                            1823 Hwy 59            Slayton       507-836-8779
Lynn A. Johnson Law Office, LLC         2548 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6757   Westra Communications                          2306 31st St           Fulda         507-227-1270
Malone & Mailander, Attorneys at Law    PO Box 256             Slayton       507-836-8581   Butchering
Auctions & Auctioneers                                                                      Hometown Meats                                 2197 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8006
Aanenson Realty & Auction Co.           101 N St Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-2555   Cakes
Murray Auction Company                  2513 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8310   Slayton Bakery                                 2613 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8211
Pavlis Auction & Realty                 11 Summit Lane         Hadley        507-836-6793   Sweet Treats & More                            101 Mill St            Currie        507-395-2000
Slayton Auction Center                  2017 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6244   Taylor’d Cakes                                 437 141st Street       Lake Wilson   507-879-3591
Auto                                                                                        Campgrounds & RV Parks
Bacons Sales                            36 SW Grace Ave        Avoca         507-335-7822   Edgewater Bay Campground                       2 Lake Shetek Dr       Slayton       507-763-3320
Boss Automotive Detailing               2441 King Ave          Slayton       507-836-6101   Lake Shetek State Park                         163 State Park Road    Currie        507-763-3256
Carlson’s Northside Service             1927 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6123   Schreiers on Shetek Campground                 35 Resort Rd           Currie        507-763-3817
Chuck’s Body Shop                       514 State Hwy 91       Chandler      507-677-2593   Valhalla Island Campground                     6 Valhalla Dr          Slayton       507-763-3744
Cor’s Collision & Restoration           1358 110th Ave         Hadley        507-836-8777   Car Washes
Currie Auto Sales                       531 1st St             Currie        507-763-3124   CJ’s Car Wash & Laundromat                     507 Hwy 59             Fulda         507-425-2876
D & S Auto Center                       185 Hwy 91 S           Chandler      507-677-2255   Family Car Wash                                Jct. of Hwy 59 & 30    Slayton
Don’s Repair                            521 St Hwy 91          Chandler      507-677-2243   Gary’s Service                                 2213 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6693
Fulda Auto Service                      101 Front St E         Fulda         507-425-2928   Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaners
Gary’s Service                          2213 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6693   Countrywide Pro Cleaning                       2243 N Tamarack Dr     Slayton       507-836-6972
Hegstad Equipment, Inc.                 PO Box 156             Slayton       507-836-6779   Grothe ProSteam Cleaning Inc                   403 2nd St NW          Fulda         507-425-3343
J A Auto Inc                            2445 Oak Ave           Slayton       507-836-8602   Caterers
John’s Automotive Center                1900 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8285   Brian’s Supper Club                            118 US Hwy 59          Fulda         507-425-2466
Johnson Repair & Salvage                361 Dakota Ave         Avoca         507-335-7721   Country Host                                   3020 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8332
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Currie Cafe                                 PO Box 37              Currie        507-395-3884   Second Wind Antiques & More                 2653 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8111
Diane’s Cafe & Catering                     PO Box 31              Lake Wilson   507-879-3376   Duct Cleaning
Hub Drive In and Catering                   2006 20th St           Slayton       507-836-6016   Grothe ProSteam Cleaning Inc                403 2nd St NW          Fulda         507-425-3343
Left Bank Cafe                              2600 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6008   Electricians
Cellular & Wireless Service                                                                     EC Electric                                 355 151st St           Lake Wilson   507-879-3316
Pro Cellular                                2556 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-1012   Engelkes Electric                           1248 91st St           Hadley        507-227-2944
Child Care                                                                                      Fulda Electric, Inc.                        PO Box 396             Fulda         507-425-2931
Bloemendaal, Judy                           3187 Spruce Ave        Slayton       507-836-6872   Hartle Electric                             660 41st St            Chandler      507-677-2595
Braun, Audrey                               2850 Linden Ave        Slayton       507-836-1066   Huth Electrical Contracting                 1537 State Hwy 91      Lake Wilson   507-879-3160
Buesing, Tamara                             2728 Linden Ave        Slayton       507-836-6846   J & K Electric                                                     Fulda         507-541-0155
Christensen, Marilou                        2021 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6078   Johansen Electric                           2519 Juniper Ave       Slayton       507-836-6730
Counter, Kathy                              3220 Tamarack          Slayton       507-836-8153   Slayton Electric Inc                        2340 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6070
Daniels, Susan                              409 Front Street       Fulda         507-425-1281   Valley Electric of Chandler                 351 5th St             Chandler      507-677-2244
Engbarth, Mary                              1444 St Hwy 30         Slayton       507-836-8896   Engineering
Falk, Barb                                  2007 CT St             Slayton       507-836-8046   Finley Engineering Company, Inc.            PO Box 259             Slayton       507-836-8515
Frisk, Angela                               3010 Redwood Ave       Slayton       507-393-3100   B & L Excavation Inc                        1608 200th Ave         Currie        507-763-3318
Gunnink, Kristine                           476 Valley Road        Chandler      507-677-2285   Beeck’s Gravel & Excavating                 126 US Hwy 59          Fulda         507-425-2363
Gustaf, Susan                               2630 Oak Ave           Slayton       507-836-8522   Ellefson, Bill                                                     Slayton       507-836-8792
Johnson, Gail                               2821 Pine Ave          Slayton       507-836-8075   Gass Trenching                              203 230th Ave          Fulda         507-425-2500
Kaufman, Beth                               204 North Washington   Fulda         507-425-2917   Larson Backhoe Service                      1791 State Hwy 30      Slayton       507-763-3224
Landgren, Linda                             306 Mill St            Fulda         507-425-3383   Parker Plumbing & Heating                   Hwy 59 & 22nd St       Slayton       507-836-6560
Leebens, Marian                             2657 Ironwood Ave      Slayton       507-836-8461   SS Excavating                                                      Hadley        507-836-8981
McNab, Paulette                             404 E Front Street     Fulda         507-425-0067   Farm Equipment
Prahm, Joan                                 2534 King Ave          Slayton       507-836-6412   Avoca Spray Service                         888 210th Ave          Avoca         507-335-7830
Reynolds, Tanya                             102 7th St NE          Fulda         507-425-2013   Behr Enterprises                            44 250th Ave           Fulda         507-425-2831
Schneider, Brittany                         2858 Linden Ave        Slayton       507-393-7225   Blue Hilltop Inc                            442 Center St          Lake Wilson   507-879-3593
Schreier, Cari                              2212 Forest Ave        Slayton       507-836-6233   Fulda Equipment Repair                      110 US Hwy 59          Fulda         507-425-3186
Thiner, Lori                                402 NE 3rd St          Fulda         507-425-3304   Hadley Steel 241 Main St N                                         Hadley        507-836-8256
Vandenbosch, Gaelynne                       630 Esther Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3537   Nepp Sales & Service, Inc.                  1226 Hwy 59            Slayton       507-836-6490
Westeen, Rhonda”                            2935 Oak Ave           Slayton       507-393-0405   Slayton Equipment                           1801 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-8951
Winter, Elonne”                             3316 Garnet Drive      Slayton       507-836-6649   Slayton International                       1535 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8571
Wonder World Preschool, Inc.                2809 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8694   Feed
Chiropractors                                                                                   Bruns Elevator Co                           PO Box 7               Iona          507-264-3346
Fulda Family Chiropractic                   PO Box 240             Fulda         507-425-0025   Chandler Feed Co. Inc.                      PO Box 172             Chandler      507-677-2237
Muldoon Chiropractic                        2710 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8971   Fulda Agri Center                           106 2nd St N           Fulda         507-425-2131
Slayton Chiropractic Clinic PA              2002 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8911   Hadley Farmers Elevator                     200 Main St N          Hadley        507-836-6363
Commercial Embroidery                                                                           Nelson Hay                                  Champ Drive            Slayton       507-836-6181
J & T Designs                               118 US Hwy 59          Fulda         507-425-2466   Schmitz Grain Inc                           1823 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-8385
Vicki’s Heirloom Creations                  823 180th Ave          Slayton       507-836-6160   Winter Feed Shak                            307 E Front St         Fulda         507-425-2433
Commodity Brokers                                                                               Fertilizer
Collins Commodities                         2514 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8531   Country Pride Services Cooperative          PO Box 249             Fulda         507-425-2553
Computer Repair                                                                                 Cropmate Fertilizer Plant                   50 US Hwy 30 W         Slayton       507-836-8106
Combined Computer Services                  3351 Juniper Ave       Slayton       507-836-8165   Schmitz Grain Inc                           1823 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-8385
Computer Technical Solutions                                       Slayton       507-530-0454   The Agronomy Center, LLC                    210 E Davis            Fulda         507-472-8545
Computer Services                                                                               Fishing - Commercial
CAD Consulting Services Inc                 PO Box 203             Slayton       507-836-6161   LeClaire Fishing                            1852 State Hwy 30      Currie        507-763-3109
Concrete - Precast                                                                              Fishing - Guides
Schuur Concrete (Chandler)                  PO Box 9               Chandler      507-677-2370   Clare’s Guide Service & Taxidermy           410 Front St E         Fulda         507-425-2991
Schuur Concrete (Slayton)                   1921 Erlandson Ave     Slayton       507-836-8575   Fishing Bait
Concrete - Ready Mix                                                                            Carlson Corner                              11 Valhalla Rd         Slayton       507-763-3757
Schuur Concrete (Chandler)                  PO Box 9               Chandler      507-677-2370   Pete’s Corner                               1554 US Hwy 59         Slayton       507-836-6279
Southwest Minnesota Concrete Inc            1717 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-6102   Ruppert Oil                                 PO Box 167             Currie        507-763-3778
Consignment                                                                                     Trail’s Edge General Store                  3 State Park Rd        Currie        507-763-3322
Second Wind Antiques & More                 2653 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8111   Fitness Centers
Construction & Home Repair                                                                      Fulda Swim & Fitness                        303 N Lafayette Ave    Fulda         507-425-2427
Anthony Iverson Construction                2243 121st St          Currie        507-763-3879   Steve Cohrs Wellness Center                 2711 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6262
Barn Doctors Inc                            33172 120th            Fulda         507-425-2879   Vitality Fitness                            108 N St. Paul Ave     Fulda         507-425-0025
Buffalo Ridge Construction                  551 Center Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3120   Floor Covering
Busswitz Roofing                            1578 250th Ave         Currie        507-274-5444   Hamples TV & Floor Covering                 2523 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6884
Busswitz Roofing & Construction             425 SW 4th St          Avoca         507-335-7874   Jim’s Carpet Outlet                         1725 71st St           Slayton       507-836-8629
Concrete Escapes                                                   Slayton       507-393-0380   Ramerth Hardware                            205 Front St E         Fulda         507-425-2351
Conway Construction                         1911 25th St           Slayton       507-836-8079   Randy’s Floor Coverings                     2619 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6083
David A Swenson Construction                3121 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8104   Florists & Nurseries
Deuschle Construction                       308 235th Ave          Fulda         507-360-6545   A Place in the Country                      1236 270th Ave         Westbrook     507-274-6600
Dirks & Sandhurst                           PO Box 325             Fulda         507-425-2014   Connie’s Country Floral                     182 Teepeeotah Rd      Tracy         507-626-0854
Doeden Construction, Inc.                   617 160th Ave          Slayton       507-836-6640   Log Cabin Nursery                           1791 Highway 30        Slayton       507-763-3224
Doeden Slat Replacer, Inc.                  617 160th Ave          Slayton       507-836-6640   VIP Floral & Garden Center                  2929 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8260
Dumos Construction                          540 1st St             Currie        507-763-3461   Funeral Directors
Entiger Construction                        628 80th Ave           Chandler      507-879-3550   Chandler Funeral Association                PO Box 55              Chandler      507-677-2300
Fulda Lumber Company, LLC                   PO Box 342             Fulda         507-425-2284   Totzke Funeral Home                         PO Box 257             Slayton       507-836-6179
Gustaf Masonry                              2630 Oak Ave           Slayton       507-836-8522   Totzke Funeral Home                         602 N St Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-2311
Haecherl Construction, Inc.                 66 Pioneer Trail       Garvin        507-763-3870   Garbage & Recycling
Hoffman Construction, Inc.                  2851 Juniper Ave       Slayton       507-836-8403   Schaap Sanitation                           1481 State Hwy 30      Slayton       507-836-6105
Huset Construction                          2756 141st St          Westbrook     507-227-5742   Gas
Jackels Construction Inc                                           Dovray        507-274-5499   Amoco Express                               2439 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8976
Janssen Construction                        240 Center Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3502   Carlson Corner                              11 Valhalla Rd         Slayton       507-763-3757
Jens Construction                           1010 1st St            Currie        507-763-3642   Casey’s General Store                       402 Hwy 59 N           Fulda         507-425-9990
Jim Oslund Construction                     3008 Norwood Ave       Slayton       507-836-6608   Cenex Convenience Store                     101 State Highway 30   Lake Wilson   507-879-3279
Joe Schreier Construction                   160 N Mill St          Currie        507-763-3374   Cenex Convenience Store                     2511 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8011
John’s Basement Drainage                    349 NE 3rd St          Avoca         507-335-7727   Chandler Coop Cenex Gas                     1935 20th St           Slayton       507-836-6185
Kautz Construction                          1281 State Hwy 30      Slayton       507-836-8296   Chandler Coop Station                       PO Box 205             Chandler      507-677-2207
Larry M Cote Construction                                          Slayton       507-836-8993   Dierks Oil Company - Dierks Trailer Sales   PO Box 114             Slayton       507-836-8449
Lindberg Construction                       2275 151st St          Currie        507-763-3151   Fraser Oil Products                         336 Main St            Chandler      507-677-2307
Manderscheid Brothers Construction          979 20th Ave           Lake Wilson   507-879-3242   Gary’s Service                              2213 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6693
Manderscheid Construction, Inc.             1939 91st St           Slayton       507-335-7840   Kremer Oil                                  440 Parnell Ave        Iona          507-264-3848
Midstates Utilities Inc                     1495 141st St          Slayton       507-836-8541   Nobles County Coop Oil Co                   102 E Front            Fulda         507-425-2541
Priebe’s Woodworking                        771 120th Ave          Hadley        507-836-8717   Pete’s Corner                               1554 US Hwy 59         Slayton       507-836-6279
Procraft Construction                       2101 Norwood Ave       Slayton       507-836-6217   Ruppert Oil                                 PO Box 167             Currie        507-763-3778
Rupp Construction                           PO Box 1               Slayton       507-836-8555   Witzel Pronto Auto Parts & Service          PO Box 383             Fulda         507-425-2318
Schindler Construction                      703 S Lafayette        Fulda         507-425-2439   General Merchandise
Slayton Building Materials, Inc.            2462 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8150   Bomgaars                                    PO Box 252             Slayton       507-836-8553
Staab’s Power-Washing                       851 190th Ave          Slayton       507-227-5766   Hometown Variety                            2640 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8287
Steve Schmidt Construction                  324 SW Cole Ave        Avoca         507-335-7881   Loopy’s Dollar Store                        2645 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8707
T & R Cabinet Shop                          751 5th                Chandler      507-677-2508   Midwest Supply                              2117 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8238
T R Construction                            447 Main St            Hadley        507-836-6998   Thrifty White Pharmacy                      2622 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6702
Van Dam Construction                        638 56th St            Chandler      507-677-2220   Gifts
Van Dyke Brothers House Moving              753 56th St            Chandler      507-677-2327   Geyermans Clothing Co.                      2630 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-393-9270
Counseling                                                                                      Metal Impressions                                                  Slayton       507-836-8166
Lorna Bader Counseling Service              2959 Queen Ave         Slayton       507-836-6463   Second Wind Antiques & More                 2653 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8111
New Horizons Crisis Center                  PO Box 94              Slayton       507-836-6272   Stonegate Orchard & Market                  1571 116th St          Slayton       507-836-8373
Shetek Behavior Solutions                   2959 Queen Ave         Slayton       507-836-8636   Sweet Treats & More                         101 Mill St            Currie        507-395-2000
Western Mental Health Center, Inc.          3011 Maple Rd          Slayton       507-836-6053   Thrifty White Pharmacy                      2622 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6702
Crane Services                                                                                  Golf Courses
Schuur Concrete (Chandler)                  PO Box 9               Chandler      507-677-2370   Rolling Hills Golf Club                     1360 280th Ave         Westbrook     507-274-5166
Schuur Concrete (Slayton)                   1921 Erlandson Ave     Slayton       507-836-8575   Slayton Country Club                        PO Box 182             Slayton       507-836-8154
Dentists                                                                                        Town & Country Golf                         PO Box 48              Fulda         507-425-3328
Brockway, R George DDS                      106 NW 2nd St          Fulda         507-425-2276   Government
Shetek Dental Care                          2711 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-1000   City of Chandler                            PO Box 37              Chandler      507-677-2222
Diesel Fuel                                                                                     City of Currie                              801 3rd St             Currie        507-763-1540
Dierks Oil Company - Dierks Trailer Sales   PO Box 114             Slayton       507-836-8449   City of Fulda                               PO Box 372             Fulda         507-425-2504
Witzel Pronto Auto Parts & Service          PO Box 383             Fulda         507-425-2318   City of Iona                                PO Box 36              Iona          507-264-3804
Dry Cleaning                                                                                    City of Lake Wilson                         PO Box 128             Lake Wilson   507-879-3130
Caribbean Tan & Consignment                 2224 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6255   City of Slayton                             2424 26th St           Slayton       507-836-8534
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Murray County Government                            2500 28th St            Slayton       507-836-6148   Green Acres Lawn Care                               3022 Oak Ave             Slayton       507-760-0114
Grain Elevators                                                                                          Haugen, Lindy                                       310 Des Moines St        Currie        507-763-3810
ADM                                                 PO Box 6                Dovray        507-274-6177   Log Cabin Nursery                                   1791 Highway 30          Slayton       507-763-3224
Bruns Elevator Co                                   PO Box 7                Iona          507-264-3346   Milt Stirn Stump Removal                            121 Des Moines St        Currie        507-763-3489
Chandler Feed Co. Inc.                              PO Box 172              Chandler      507-677-2237   Nelson Landscaping                                  2679 US Hwy 62           Fulda         507-425-2478
Farmers Elevator Co                                 125 US 59               Avoca         507-335-7735   Premier Boulder Fountains                           2679 State Hwy 62        Fulda         888-713-6627
Hadley Farmers Elevator                             200 Main St N           Hadley        507-836-6363   VIP Landscape                                       2929 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-8260
Lime Creek Ag Service                               17 Country Ln           Fulda         507-425-2522   Laundromats
Meadowland Farmers Coop                             125 US Hwy 59           Avoca         507-335-7735   CJ’s Car Wash & Laundromat                          507 Hwy 59               Fulda         507-425-2876
Schmitz Grain Inc                                   285 Broadway Ave        Lake Wilson   507-879-3230   Hub City Wash Board                                 2412 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-8090
Schmitz Grain Inc                                   795 Hwy 30 S            Currie        507-763-3412   Liquor Stores
Schmitz Grain Inc                                   1823 Highway 59         Slayton       507-836-8385   Avoca Municipal Liquor Store                        102 2nd St SW            Avoca         507-335-7812
Graphic Artists                                                                                          Brian’s Discount Beer & Liquor                      118 US Hwy 59            Fulda         507-425-2466
Signs by Mark Joldersma                             2969 Oak Ave            Slayton       507-836-6789   Graff’s Liquor                                      205 Hwy 59 N             Fulda         507-425-2622
Grocery                                                                                                  Hadley Municipal Liquor Store                       250 Main St S            Hadley        507-836-8019
Amoco Express                                       2439 20th St            Slayton       507-836-8976   Lake Wilson Municipal Liquor Store                  109 Broadway Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3260
Carlson Corner                                      11 Valhalla Rd          Slayton       507-763-3757   Rooster’s On/Off Sale Liquor                        PO Box 67                Currie        507-395-1555
Casey’s General Store                               402 Hwy 59 N            Fulda         507-425-9990   Slayton Discount Liquor                             2515 20th St             Slayton       507-836-8817
Cenex Convenience Store                             101 State Highway 30    Lake Wilson   507-879-3279   Locksmiths
Cenex Convenience Store                             2511 Maple Ave          Slayton       507-836-8011   Hub City Enterprises, LLC                                                                  507-227-1116
Chandler Grocery                                    336 Main Ave            Chandler      507-677-2254   Manufacturing
Hometown Meats                                      2197 20th St            Slayton       507-836-8006   Backup Power Source Inc                             2402 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-6664
Jim’s Market                                        PO Box 116              Slayton       507-836-6464   Doeden Slat Replacer, Inc.                          617 160th Ave            Slayton       507-836-6640
Key Ingredients for Health LLC                      2505 Maple Ave          Slayton       507-836-LEAH   Environmental Dust Control, Inc.                    1729 260th Ave           Currie        507-920-8431
Lyon County Coop                                    3200 20th St            Slayton       507-836-8585   Holiday De-lites Inc                                333 Park Ave SW          Avoca         507-335-7799
Maynard’s Food Center                               119 N St Paul Ave       Fulda         507-425-2168   Monogram Meat Snacks                                521 N 5th St             Chandler      507-677-2291
Prairie Pride C-Store & Service Center              3020 20th St            Slayton       507-836-8585   Premier Boulder Fountains                           2679 State Hwy 62        Fulda         888-713-6627
Ruppert Oil                                         PO Box 167              Currie        507-763-3778   Schwarz M A A C                                     115 N St Paul Ave        Fulda         507-425-3327
Trail’s Edge General Store                          3 State Park Rd         Currie        507-763-3322   Soy Scents by Joan Inc                              2534 King Ave            Slayton       507-836-1010
Hardware & Building Materials                                                                            Massage
Bomgaars                                            PO Box 252              Slayton       507-836-8553   Fulda Family Chiropractic                           PO Box 240               Fulda         507-425-0025
Fulda Lumber Company, LLC                           PO Box 342              Fulda         507-425-2284   Key Ingredients for Health LLC                      2505 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-LEAH
Midwest Supply                                      2117 Maple Ave          Slayton       507-836-8238   Murray County Medical Center                        2042 Juniper Ave         Slayton       507-836-6111
Slayton Building Materials, Inc.                    2462 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-8150   Muscle Mechanix                                     2644 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-227-6044
Swish’s Hardware Inc                                PO Box 2                Currie        507-763-3271   Media
Ramerth Hardware                                    205 Front St E          Fulda         507-425-2351   Fulda Free Press                                    128 N St Paul Ave        Fulda         507-425-2303
Health Care & Fitness                                                                                    KJOE Radio                                          2660 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-6125
Avera Fulda Clinic                                  201 N St Paul Ave       Fulda         507-425-2933   Murray County ADvantage                             2627 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8929
Brockway, R George DDS                              106 NW 2nd St           Fulda         507-425-2276   Murray County News                                  2627 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8929
Community Creations                                 2545 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-393-5000   Murray County Wheel-Herald                          2734 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8726
Fulda Family Chiropractic                           PO Box 240              Fulda         507-425-0025   Mobile DJ Service
Fulda Swim & Fitness                                303 N Lafayette Ave     Fulda         507-425-2427   Just Add Dance (Mobile DJ)                          2537 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-227-1870
Hospice of Murray County                            36 Park Dr              Slayton       507-836-8114   Mortgage Brokers
Key Ingredients for Health LLC                      2505 Maple Ave          Slayton       507-836-LEAH   Guaranteed Rate, Inc. - Slayton Office              2651 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-6552
Lorna Bader Counseling Service                      2959 Queen Ave          Slayton       507-836-6463   Motorcycles
Muldoon Chiropractic                                2710 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-8971   Pro-Formance V-Twin                                 Valhalla Rd, Lake Shetek Slayton       507-530-8433
Murray County Ambulance                             2711 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-6111   Moving Equipment Rental
Murray County Clinic - Fulda                        119 N St. Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-2300   Gary’s Service                                      2213 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-6693
Murray County Clinic - Slayton                      2040 Juniper Ave        Slayton       507-836-6153   Museums
Murray County Medical Center                        2042 Juniper Ave        Slayton       507-836-6111   All Aboard! Antiques                                PO Box 224               Fulda         507-425-2201
Muscle Mechanix                                     2644 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-227-6044   End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum                   440 N Mill St            Currie        507-763-3708
New Horizons Crisis Center                          PO Box 94               Slayton       507-836-6272   Murray County Historical Museum                     2480 29th St             Slayton       507-836-6533
Prairie River Home Care Inc                         2555 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-532-2264   Music Instruction
Shetek Behavior Solutions                           2959 Queen Ave          Slayton       507-836-8636   Community Creations                                 2545 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-393-5000
Shetek Dental Care                                  2711 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-1000   Studio Strings                                      466 Valley Rd            Chandler      507-677-2417
Shetek Therapy Services                             2711 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-6262   Music Performance
Slayton Chiropractic Clinic PA                      2002 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-8911   Community Creations                                 2545 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-393-5000
Southwest Minnesota Orthopedics & Sports Medicine   2331 20th St            Slayton       507-393-7696   Just Add Dance (Mobile DJ)                          2537 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-227-1870
Steve Cohrs Wellness Center                         2711 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-6262   Studio Strings                                      466 Valley Rd            Chandler      507-677-2417
Vitality Fitness                                    108 N St. Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-0025   Music Production
Western Mental Health Center, Inc.                  3011 Maple Rd           Slayton       507-836-6053   3D & F Productions                                  3351 Juniper Ave         Slayton       507-836-6897
Winter, K P OD                                      2310 26th St            Slayton       507-836-6784   Nursing Homes
Home Décor                                                                                               Golden Living Center - Slayton                      2957 Redwood Ave         Slayton       507-836-6135
Metal Impressions                                                           Slayton       507-836-8166   Maple Lawn Nursing Home                             400 7th St NE            Fulda         507-425-2571
The Hut Gift Shoppe                                 2620 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-6800   Office Supply
Hospices                                                                                                 A & B Business Equipment                            2635 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-6667
Hospice of Murray County                            36 Park Dr              Slayton       507-836-8114   Hometown Variety                                    2640 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8287
Hospitals                                                                                                Optometrists
Murray County Medical Center                        2042 Juniper Ave        Slayton       507-836-6111   Winter, K P OD                                      2310 26th St             Slayton       507-836-6784
Hotels & Motels                                                                                          Orchards
Hill Top Inn Motel, Inc.                            2436 US Hwy 59          Slayton       507-836-8511   Stonegate Orchard & Market                          1571 116th St            Slayton       507-836-8373
Lake Shetek Lodge                                   21 Valhalla Dr          Slayton       507-763-3200   Painting
House & Building Movers                                                                                  4 Seasons Stain & Paint Restoration                                                        507-760-0443
David A Swenson Construction                        3121 20th St            Slayton       507-836-8104   Dierks Painting                                     2350 29th Street         Slayton       507-836-8362
Van Dyke Brothers House Moving                      753 56th St             Chandler      507-677-2327   Rent-A-Painter                                                               Lake Wilson   507-227-8895
Independent/Congregate Living                                                                            Pharmacy
Mapleview Estates                                   700 Maple Lane          Fulda         507-425-2572   Thrifty White Pharmacy                              2622 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-6702
Sunrise Terrace                                     2121 Ironwood Ave       Slayton       507-836-8980   Photographers
Insurance                                                                                                Haylie Snow Photography                                                      Slayton       507-873-4025
American Family Insurance                           2661 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-8838   L A Photography                                     2606 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8944
Chandler State Agency                               PO Box 128              Chandler      507-677-2201   Shutterbug Shots by Sheila                          407 4th St NW            Fulda         507-360-2680
Crop Insurance Specialists                          2340 26th St            Slayton       507-836-8389   Picture Frames - Custom
Farm Bureau Insurance                               2524 Broadway Ave Ste 2 Slayton       507-836-8578   Hometown Variety                                    2640 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8287
Farmers Agency of Avoca Inc                         116 SW 2nd St           Avoca         507-335-7815   The Custom Shop                                     1925 25th St             Slayton       507-836-8868
Fulda Insurance Agency                              PO Box J                Fulda         507-425-2559   Plumbing & Heating
L S Insurance Agency                                2107 US Hwy 59          Garvin        507-763-3702   Bassett Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning   419 4th St               Currie        507-763-3522
Minnwest Insurance                                  PO Box 254              Slayton       507-836-8908   Gene’s Plumbing & Heating                           304 W Front              Fulda         507-425-3252
Minnwest Insurance Center Inc.                      PO Box 68               Lake Wilson   507-879-3344   Lolkus Plumbing & Heating                           Cty Rd 5 & 5th St        Chandler      507-677-2394
Pro Insurance                                       2239 US Hwy 59          Garvin        507-763-3434   Mathiowetz Heating and Cooling                      1206 191st Street        Garvin        507-763-3915
Schwarz, Nickel & Associates                        125 N St Paul Ave       Fulda         507-425-3327   Mike’s Plumbing & Heating                           1900 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-6158
State Farm Insurance                                2120 20th St            Slayton       507-836-6166   Parker Plumbing & Heating                           Hwy 59 & 22nd St         Slayton       507-836-6560
Thrivent Financial                                  2510 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-6092   Shetek Plumbing & Heating                           PO Box 1                 Currie        507-763-1588
United Prairie Insurance Agency                     PO Box 146              Slayton       507-836-8966   Slayton Plumbing & Heating                          2239 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-8008
Interior Designers                                                                                       Spartz Plumbing & Heating                           921 US Hwy 59            Slayton       507-836-8393
Classic Design                                      1874 St Hwy 91          Lake Wilson   507-734-5323   Swish’s Hardware Inc                                PO Box 2                 Currie        507-763-3271
Internet Product Broker                                                                                  Zens Plumbing & Heating                             18 N Foreman Rd          Currie        507-763-3225
Key Ingredients for Health LLC                      2505 Maple Ave          Slayton       507-836-LEAH   Printing
Work at Home United                                                                       507-220-2300   Fulda Free Press                                    128 N St Paul Ave        Fulda         507-425-2303
Investment Securities                                                                                    Page 1 Printers                                     1929 Engebretson Ave     Slayton       507-836-6540
Investors Choice Financial                          2648 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-8844   Promotional Partners
Minnesota Valley Investments                        2651 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-8814   Pro Image Partners                                  794 US Hwy 59            Avoca         507-335-7792
PrimeVest Financial Services                        342 Main St             Chandler      507-677-2201   J & T Designs                                       118 US Hwy 59            Fulda         507-425-2466
Thrivent Financial                                  2510 Broadway Ave       Slayton       507-836-6092   Pro Image Partners                                  794 US Hwy 59            Avoca         507-335-7792
Janitorial                                                                                               Quest Marketing                                     2239 US Hwy 59           Garvin        507-763-3434
Grothe ProSteam Cleaning Inc                        403 2nd St NW           Fulda         507-425-3343   Propane
Jewelers                                                                                                 Chandler Coop Cenex Gas                             1935 20th St             Slayton       507-836-6185
Probst Jewelry                                      118 N St Paul Ave       Fulda         507-425-2128   Chandler Coop Station                               PO Box 205               Chandler      507-677-2207
Kennels                                                                                                  Country Pride Services Cooperative                  PO Box 249               Fulda         507-425-2553
Lais Kennels                                        718 160th Ave           Slayton       507-836-6290   Tri City Gas Inc.                                   PO Box 242               Slayton       507-836-6888
Landscaping & Lawn Care                                                                                  Real Estate
Concrete Escapes                                                            Slayton       507-393-0380   Aanenson Realty & Auction Co.                       101 N St Paul Ave        Fulda         507-425-2555
David A Swenson Construction                        3121 20th St            Slayton       507-836-8104   Action Realty Group Inc                             PO Box 203               Slayton       507-836-1011
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Creative Three, Inc.                                              2524 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8503   Swimming Pools
Edgewater Bay Realty                                              2 Lake Shetek Dr         Slayton       507-763-3320   Fulda Swim & Fitness                      303 N Lafayette Ave    Fulda         507-425-2427
Murrayland Agency Inc                                             PO Box 176               Currie        507-763-3599   Slaytona Beach West                       1750 28th Street       Slayton       507-836-6330
Pavlis Auction & Realty                                           11 Summit Lane           Hadley        507-836-6793   Tanning Salons
Schettler Realty                                                  2520 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-6695   Caribbean Tan & Consignment               2224 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6255
Recreation                                                                                                              Shear Design                              2320 26th St           Slayton       507-836-6200
Beaver Creek Archery Club                                         1945 Engebretson Ave     Slayton       507-836-8853   Tax Preparation
Broadway Bowl                                                     PO Box 123               Slayton       507-836-6237   KPH Tax & Accounting                      PO Box 13              Lake Wilson   507-879-3290
Currie Cafe                                                       PO Box 37                Currie        507-395-3884   Lynn’s Tax Service                        230 N St Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-2458
Fulda Swim & Fitness                                              303 N Lafayette Ave      Fulda         507-425-2427   Meulebroek-Taubert & Co                   631 Minnesota St       Lake Wilson   507-879-3538
Lake Sarah Archery                                                68 Pioneer Trail         Garvin        507-763-3948   Taxidermy
Lake Shetek State Park                                            163 State Park Road      Currie        507-763-3256   Bubba’s Taxidermy                         110th Ave              Fulda         507-425-3110
Murray County Speedway                                            PO Box 175               Slayton       507-227-6627   Clare’s Guide Service & Taxidermy         410 Front St E         Fulda         507-425-2991
Rolling Hills Golf Club                                           1360 280th Ave           Westbrook     507-274-5166   Tires
Shetek Lutheran Ministries                                        14 Keeley Island Dr      Slayton       507-763-3567   Bomgaars                                  PO Box 252             Slayton       507-836-8553
Slayton Country Club                                              PO Box 182               Slayton       507-836-8154   Gary’s Service                            2213 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6693
Slaytona Beach West                                               1750 28th Street         Slayton       507-836-6330   Leroy’s Alignment & Glass Inc             2317 26th St           Slayton       507-836-6188
The Escape Youth Center of Murray County 2989 Maple Rd                                     Slayton       507-836-8421   Mark’s Tire Service                       360 Center Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3110
Town & Country Golf                                               PO Box 48                Fulda         507-425-3328   Ron’s Service Center                      585 State Highway 30   Lake Wilson   507-879-3201
Refrigeration                                                                                                           Witzel Pronto Auto Parts & Service        PO Box 383             Fulda         507-425-2318
Bassett Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning 419 4th St                               Currie        507-763-3522   Towing
Hill Refrigeration                                                1243 121st St            Hadley        507-836-8633   Hegstad Equipment, Inc.                   PO Box 156             Slayton       507-836-6779
Residential Disability Care                                                                                             Mark’s Tire Service                       360 Center Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3110
New Dawn Inc                                                      PO Box 324               Fulda         507-425-3278   Mike’s Body Shop & Towing                 63 220th Ave           Fulda         507-425-3341
Prairie View Inc                                                  2220 27th St             Slayton       507-836-8955   Witzel Pronto Auto Parts & Service        PO Box 383             Fulda         507-425-2318
Restaurants                                                                                                             Trailer Sales
Antonio’s                                                         202 N St Paul Ave        Fulda         507-425-2378   Dierks Oil Company - Dierks Trailer Sales PO Box 114             Slayton       507-836-8449
Brian’s Supper Club                                               118 US Hwy 59            Fulda         507-425-2466   Tree Trimming & Removal
Broadway Bowl                                                     PO Box 123               Slayton       507-836-6237   Edgewater Bay Tree Service                2 Lake Shetek Dr       Slayton       507-763-3320
Chandler Cafe                                                     420 Main Ave             Chandler      507-677-2345   Peschges Tree Service LLC                 PO Box 62              Currie        507-274-5355
Currie Cafe                                                       PO Box 37                Currie        507-395-3884   Trenching
Diane’s Cafe & Catering                                           PO Box 31                Lake Wilson   507-879-3376   Fulda Electric, Inc.                      PO Box 396             Fulda         507-425-2931
Grain Exchange                                                    2022 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-8848   Gass Trenching                            203 230th Ave          Fulda         507-425-2500
Gramma’s Kitchen                                                  501 US Highway 59        Fulda         507-425-3237   Johnson Ditching & Plumbing               582 State Hwy 91       Lake Wilson   507-879-3580
Ivy’s Tavern                                                      220 St Paul Ave N        Fulda         507-425-0012   Murray County Land Improvement            1120 US Hwy 59         Slayton       507-836-6344
Kadupers                                                          390 Parnell              Iona          507-264-3303   Parker Plumbing & Heating                 Hwy 59 & 22nd St       Slayton       507-836-6560
Key Largo Restaurant & Lounge                                     29 Valhalla Dr           Slayton       507-763-3400   Spartz Well Company                       1081 41st St           Iona          507-836-8356
Pizza Ranch                                                       2306 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8856   Trucking
Royal Loon                                                        3124 Juniper Ave         Slayton       507-836-6820   Bose Brothers Trucking                    261 N Broadway         Lake Wilson   507-879-3111
Slayton Bakery                                                    2613 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8211   Chapman Trucking                          561 Carrie Ave         Lake Wilson   507-879-3296
Subway                                                            2439 20th St (Hwy 30)    Slayton       507-836-8989   Floyd Radke Trucking                      1812 US Hwy 59         Slayton       507-763-3765
Sweet Treats & More                                               101 Mill St              Currie        507-395-2000   Full Circle Trucking                      2146 21st St           Fulda         507-425-2428
Trail’s Edge General Store                                        3 State Park Rd          Currie        507-763-3322   Hansen Trucking                           461 1st St             Currie        507-763-3575
Sand, Gravel & Rock                                                                                                     Kohls Trucking                            1159 US Hwy 59         Slayton       507-836-6906
Beeck’s Gravel & Excavating                                       126 US Hwy 59            Fulda         507-425-2363   Magnus Trucking                           411 S Lafayette St     Fulda         507-425-3242
R A Muecke Sand and Gravel Inc                                    2445 34th St             Slayton       507-836-6614   Pederson Trucking Inc                     301 N St Paul Ave      Fulda         507-425-3247
Rock Depo                                                         3121 20th St             Slayton       507-836-8104   Pick Trucking                                                    Avoca         712-541-8907
Schuur Concrete (Chandler)                                        PO Box 9                 Chandler      507-677-2370   Tiesler Trucking                          Box 341                Fulda         507-425-2206
Sweetman Sand & Gravel                                            PO Box 127               Currie        507-763-3143   Utilities
Schools                                                                                                                 Alliant Energy (Electricity & Natural Gas)                                     800-255-4268
Chandler Christian School                                         PO Box 173               Chandler      507-677-2358   CenturyLink (Phone & Internet)                                                 800-201-4099
Fulda Public Schools                                              410 N College Ave        Fulda         507-425-2514   Frontier Communications (Phone, Cable TV & Internet)                           866-226-5170
Murray County Central Elementary School 2640 Forest Ave                                    Slayton       507-836-6450   Interstate Power Company (Electricity) PO Box 246                Fulda         507-425-2533
Murray County Central High School                                 2428 28th St             Slayton       507-836-6183   Knology (Phone, Cable and Internet)                                            877-633-4567
St Paul’s Lutheran School                                         PO Box 394               Fulda         507-425-2169   Mediacom (Cable TV & Internet)                                                 800-332-0245
Seed                                                                                                                    Nobles Cooperative Electric               1505 20th St           Slayton       507-372-7331
Chandler Coop Fertilizer                                          907 State Hwy 91         Lake Wilson   507-879-3342   Northwest Natural Gas                     776 Lafayette Ave S    Fulda         507-425-3318
Country Pride Services Cooperative                                PO Box 249               Fulda         507-425-2553   Xcel Energy                                                                    800-895-4999
Hadley Farmers Elevator                                           200 Main St N            Hadley        507-836-6363   Veterinary Clinics
Schmitz Grain Inc                                                 1823 Highway 59          Slayton       507-836-8385   Slayton Veterinary Medical Center         1909 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8594
The Agronomy Center, LLC                                          210 E Davis              Fulda         507-472-8545   Video Rental
Septic                                                                                                                  Amoco Express                             2439 20th St           Slayton       507-836-8976
Gass Trenching                                                    203 230th Ave            Fulda         507-425-2500   Cenex Convenience Store                   2511 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8011
Parker Plumbing & Heating                                         Hwy 59 & 22nd St         Slayton       507-836-6560   Jim’s Market                              PO Box 116             Slayton       507-836-6464
Spartz Well Company                                               1081 41st St             Iona          507-836-8356   Vineyards
Stewart Septic Systems Services                                                            Fulda         507-360-2241   Painted Prairie Vineyard                  1575 250th Ave         Currie        507-220-0314
Lakes Pumping Service                                             2 Lake Shetek Dr         Slayton       507-763-3320   Water Softening & Conditioning
Sewing & Alterations                                                                                                    Culligan of Murray County                 2122 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8277
Vicki’s Heirloom Creations                                        823 180th Ave            Slayton       507-836-6160   Worden Soft Water                         107 Front St E         Fulda         507-425-3229
Sharpening Services                                                                                                     Web Design
Mike’s Small Engine Repair                                        470 Hanson Ave           Iona          507-264-3396   Brinks Web Solutions                      2505 Maple Ave         Slayton       605-321-6070
Ramerth Hardware                                                  205 Front St E           Fulda         507-425-2351   Computer Technical Solutions                                     Slayton       507-530-0454
Shipping Services                                                                                                       Southwest Productions                     1208 151st St          Slayton       877-247-8269
Avoca Post Office                                                 140 SW 2nd St            Avoca         507-335-7842   Westra Communications                     2306 31st St           Fulda         507-227-1270
Chandler Post Office                                              PO Box 9998              Chandler      507-677-2530   Web Hosting
Currie Post Office                                                121 Mill St N            Currie        507-763-3662   Southwest Productions                     1208 151st St          Slayton       877-247-8269
Dovray Post Office                                                301 Woodman Ave          Dovray        507-274-5103   Wedding Consultants
Fulda Post Office                                                 PO Box 9998              Fulda         507-425-2107   Stacey’s Country Boutique                 410 141st St           Lake Wilson   507-879-3414
Iona Post Office                                                  330 Grace Ave            Iona          507-264-3793   Wedding Services
Lake Wilson Post Office                                           PO Box 9998              Lake Wilson   507-879-3469   A Place in the Country                    1236 270th Ave         Westbrook     507-274-6600
Slayton Post Office                                               PO Box 9998              Slayton       507-836-6890   Haylie Snow Photography                                          Slayton       507-873-4025
United Parcel Service                                             1930 Engebretson Ave     Slayton       800-742-5877   L A Photography                           2606 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8944
Shoe Repair                                                                                                             Shutterbug Shots by Sheila                407 4th St NW          Fulda         507-360-2680
Elskamp Shoe & Canvas Repair                                      PO Box 343               Fulda         507-425-2969   Slayton Bakery                            2613 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-8211
Slayton Shoe Repair                                               2559 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-836-8800   Stacey’s Country Boutique                 410 141st St           Lake Wilson   507-879-3414
Signs & Billboards                                                                                                      Studio Strings                            466 Valley Rd          Chandler      507-677-2417
Action Signs and Billboards                                       790 Valley Rd            Chandler      507-677-2568   Sweet Treats & More                       101 Mill St            Currie        507-395-2000
Cottonwood Cove Crafts                                            2175 170th St            Garvin        507-763-3753   Taylor’d Cakes                            437 141st Street       Lake Wilson   507-879-3591
Gray Dog Graphics                                                 495 St Hwy 91            Chandler      507-677-2213   The Hut Gift Shoppe                       2620 Broadway Ave      Slayton       507-836-6800
Pro Image Partners                                                794 US Hwy 59            Avoca         507-335-7792   Vicki’s Heirloom Creations                823 180th Ave          Slayton       507-836-6160
Signs by Mark Joldersma                                           2969 Oak Ave             Slayton       507-836-6789   VIP Floral & Garden Center                2929 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-8260
Small Engine Repair                                                                                                     Welding & Machine Shops
Mike’s Small Engine Repair                                        470 Hanson Ave           Iona          507-264-3396   Chandler Machine Shop                                            Chandler      507-677-2217
Ramerth Hardware                                                  205 Front St E           Fulda         507-425-2351   Currie Blacksmith                         530 1st St             Currie        507-763-3898
Social Services                                                                                                         Larson Welding & Machine                  1997 Highway 59        Slayton       507-836-6721
Lincoln, Lyon, Murray and Pipestone County Public Health Services 3001 Maple Rd, Ste 200   Slayton       507-836-6486   Meaden Machine Works                      2238 Maple Ave         Slayton       507-836-6725
Murray County DAC Inc                                             2225 28th St             Slayton       507-836-8921   Swan’s Welding & Repair                   2303 27th St           Slayton       507-836-6246
Sporting Goods                                                                                                          Well Drilling & Service
Bomgaars                                                          PO Box 252               Slayton       507-836-8553   Spartz Well Company                       1081 41st St           Iona          507-836-8356
Midwest Supply                                                    2117 Maple Ave           Slayton       507-836-8238   Wholesalers
Skalak Outdoors                                                   2629 Broadway Ave        Slayton       507-393-0410   L & S Heaters                             1920 Murray Ave        Slayton       507-836-8353
Storage                                                                                                                 Writing & Editing
Mathiowetz Storage                                                1206 191st St            Garvin        507-763-3915   Westra Communications                     2306 31st St           Fulda         507-227-1270
Slayton Mini Storage                                              US Hwy 59 N              Slayton       507-227-1402
Stump Removal
Haugen, Lindy                                                     310 Des Moines St        Currie        507-763-3810
Milt Stirn Stump Removal                                          121 Des Moines St        Currie        507-763-3489
Peschges Tree Service LLC                                         PO Box 62                Currie        507-274-5355
Summer Camps
Camp Shetek                                                       1641 175th Ave           Slayton       507-763-3449
Camp Shetek (Sioux Council Boy Scout Camp Shetek)                                                        605-361-2697
Lost Timber Bible Camp                                            466 Valley Rd            Chandler      507-677-2555
Shetek Lutheran Ministries                                        14 Keeley Island Dr      Slayton       507-763-3567
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                                                               BIBLE CAMPS
BAPTIST BIBLE CAMP                                                            Native Americans. Once the only natural timber between
Camp Shetek was purchased from the S.P. Anderson estate                       Mankato, Minnesota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lost
of Currie, MN in April of 1948. The 37.9 acre lakeside farm-                  Timber is still heavily treed with varieties of oak, maple, and
land was bought for $5,250 by a group of baptist churches in                  pine covering the hillsides.
the area.                                                                     Program Director
                                                                              Karl Schmitke , P.O. Box 33 , Chandler, MN 56122
For questions or more information regarding Camp Shetek,
                                                                              (507) 360-8202 www.losttimber.org
please feel free to contact the camp. If you are not on the
Camp email list and would like to be, please email the camp!
                                                                              SHETEK LUTHERAN MINISTRIES
507-763-3449 campshetek@mac.com                                               Shetek Lutheran Ministries is located on Keeley Island on
PO Box 141 Slayton, MN 56172                                                  Lake Shetek. Its setting provides and ideal location for your
www.campshetek.com                                                            *Retreats *Conferences *Church Group Meetings *Business
There is so much to do at Camp Shetek from tubing, to soc-                    & Board Meetings *Family events *Weddings * Class
cer, to climbing the ropes course. These are just a few of the                Reunions & More ! It is a place apart, surrounded by the
exciting activites at camp. Check out all the fun activities that             quiet, beauty, and peace of nature.
Camp Shetek has to offer!
                                                                              Shetek Lutheran Ministries provides many programmed
                                                                              retreats for youth, adults, senior adults, women's groups,
LOST TIMBER BIBLE CAMP
                                                                              men's groups and families throughout the year. Additionally
Back in 1973, several men with a burden for the southwest-
                                                                              its setting provides an ideal location for your Retreats,
ern part of Minnesota, began to pray regarding the possibili-
                                                                              Conferences, Church group meetings, Business & Board
ty of establishing a nondenominational spiritual retreat and
                                                                              meetings, Family events, Weddings, Class Reunions & More
camp center. Soon others joined the movement and a search
was begun for a suitable area.
                                                                              Keep Shetek in mind for a retreat you may be planning as
After a series of negotiations and prayer, an agreement was                   well!
reached to purchase the property. On June 15, 1974, the first                 Phone: 507 - 763 - 3567
down payment was paid and Mr. and Mrs. Henry                                  Email: slbc@frontiernet.net
Hintermeister moved on location as director for Lost Timber                   www.shetek.org
Bible Camp.
Lost Timber, with its deep, forested ravines, is rich in histori-
cal facts, once serving as the wintering ground for 150-200



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 Location!   2601 20th St. (Hwy. 30) Slayton, MN                                                                         call for a quote today!
                        (east of Jim’s Market)
2010 MURRAY COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY                                                            PAGE 47


                                                  WINDTOWERS
                                                                                                    Wind power is striding
                                                                                                    into public view, not
                                                                                                    only for the nation, but
                                                                                                    for Murray County as
                                                                                                    an elegant icon of ener-
                                                                                                    gy. Murray County is
                                                                                                    proud       to      host
                                                                                                    Minnesota’s      largest
                                                                                                    wind farm project, the
                                                                                                    205 megawatt Fenton
                                                                                                    wind farm on Buffalo
                                                                                                    Ridge in southwestern
                                                                                                    Minnesota. The view
                                                                                                    from Buffalo Ridge
                                                                                                    makes you feel as
                                                                                                    though are in a world
                                                                                                    combining the past,
                                                                                                    present, and future all
                                                                                                    together in a single
                                                                                                    scene.




   PARKER
                                                                              Therapeutic Massage
                                                                                            Muscle Mechanix
                                                                                            Tami Joldersma CMT/LMT


   Plumbing & Heating
                                                                                                   Massage Therapist

                                                                                                   2644 Broadway Ave.
                                                                                                   Slayton, MN. 56172
                                          •Plumbing
                                          •Furnaces                                                     507-227-6044
                                                                                                    By appointment only
                                             & Air
                                        Conditioners                      www.musclemechanix.massagetherapy.com

                                            •Septic
                                           System
                                        Installation &
         Rick, Tim, Adam
  Licensed & Bonded LICENSE # 005116 PM     Design
   Slayton, MN • 507-836-6560
                                                              Grain Bins • Grain Dryers • Augering Equipment • Raw Steel
                                                            • Bolts through 1” in diameter • Steel Cabinet Bolt Assortments

                                                                241 Main St., N., Hadley, MN
                                                                      507-836-8256
2010 MURRAY COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY                                                                                 PAGE 48


                                                                 RELOCATION




In Murray County, community is key. Life's a little slower here. We
                                                                               Murray County also has the business base and the infrastructure to
take the time to get to know our neighbors and participate in our
                                                                               provide its residents with all the goods and services they desire.
churches. We take pride in being proactive in our children's upbring-
                                                                               With major population centers within a short drive, potential cus-
ing. With safe neighborhoods, scenic parks, affordable housing and
                                                                               tomers and quality employees are in plentiful supply. Our county
excellent schools, Murray County is an ideal location to raise a fam-
                                                                               and city governments and economic development authorities
ily. If you enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, bicycling, golf-
                                                                               (EDAs) are available to aid businesses and families interested in
ing, boating, etc., you'll find plenty to do here in your free time. If you
                                                                               relocating to Murray County.
prefer indoor activities, you can participate in local service, music
and drama clubs and browse the aisles at our two public libraries.             Murray County's population is approximately 9,000. Ground trans-
                                                                               portation is convenient, with US Highway 59 and State Highways
                                                                               30, 62 and 91 running through the county and Interstate 90 just
  GREAT PRICES                                                                 south of us. We are seventy miles from Sioux Falls and 160 miles
                                                                               from Minneapolis. A municipal airport, located one mile west of
 GREAT SELECTION                                                               Slayton, features a 3,000 foot paved runway.
 We have all you need at                       We carry a great                Post-Secondary Education
 your hometown market                          selection in our                Ninety five percent of Murray County high school graduates attend



    JIM'S MARKET
                                               deli and bakery                 post-secondary education, providing a steady flow of highly educat-
                                                                               ed and motivated potential employees for area businesses.
                                                departments!                   If you wish to continue your education locally, there are several
                                                                               options available. Minnesota West Community and Technical
                                                STOP IN & PICK
    Hwy. 30 • Slayton, MN                                                      College - Pipestone is the nearest technical college. It is located in
                                                 UP A PICNIC                   Pipestone, 20 miles west of Lake Wilson. Minnesota West
       507-836-6464                                LUNCH!
      Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.;
                                                                               Community College in Worthington is 16 miles south of Fulda.
   8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat;.8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.                                       Southwest Minnesota State University is located in Marshall, 30
                                                                               miles north of Slayton.


    Creative Three, Inc.                                                                              The
                            Thinking of Selling
                               Your Home?
                             Then call us first.
                           We’re selling, selling,
                                  selling!
                                                                                 Cutting Edge
                                                                                         Sandy Lund, Owner,
                                                                                           Sandy VanEck,
                              We specialize in                                             Katie Veenhuis
                             Residential, Lake,
                           Commercial & Acreage                                         Services include:
                            Properties. We want
                               your listings!                                    Cuts ~ Perms ~ Colors
                            “More Teamwork from
                            the Team that Works!”
                                                                                 Special Events Styles
                                                                                 Waxing ~ Ear Piercing
        Stacy Like                                     Kathy Engler
       Broker/Owner                                       Broker                 Manicures ~ Pedicures
    2524 Broadway Ave. Slayton, MN 56172 ~ 507-836-8503 ~ 800-836-8503
            Web: creative-three.com ~ E-Mail: creativethree@iw.net              3361 Juniper Ave., Slayton, MN 56172 507-836-8448
SERVICES WE OFFER:
• 24/7 EMERGENCY ROOM
                                                                  we know HEALTHCARE
• 24/7 AMBULANCE
• 24/7 LAB                                    2010 ‘GOLD STANDARD’ AWARD WINNER
• 24/7 X-RAY                                       RATED TOP 35 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS
• SLAYTON CLINIC                                       IN THE US SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
• FULDA CLINIC
• GENERAL SURGERY                         Is your health important to you? It is   That’s why Murray County Medical
• ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY                      to Murray County Medical Center,         Center was rated one of the top 35
• CATARACT SURGERY                        where we strive to deliver               Critical Access Hospitals in the US
• EAR, NOSE, THROAT SURGERY               high-quality medical care. We offer      for the second year in a row, achiev-
• UROLOGY                                 a wide range of specialty services,      ing the 2010 ‘Gold Standard’ award.
• CT, DEXA SCAN, MRI                      state-of-the-art surgery, and the        Murray County Medical Center will
• MAMMOGRAPHY                             latest in cutting-edge technology.       continue to be committed to helping
                                                                                   people live healthy lives.
• RESPIRATORY THERAPY
                                          Our commitment to your health has
• STRESS TESTING
                                          been here since the beginning.
• SLEEP STUDIES
                                          Our providers and staff recognize
• PULMONARY REHAB                         the importance of teamwork and
• CARDIAC REHAB                           provide outstanding and
• OB/GYN                                  compassionate care.
• DIABETIC EDUCATION
• SWING BED/TRANSITIONAL CARE
• MASSAGE THERAPY
• PHYSICAL, OCCUPATIONAL
   & SPEECH THERAPY
• HOME HEALTH
• WELLNESS CENTER




2042 Juniper Avenue, Slayton, MN 56172 Tel 507.836.6111                                            www.murraycountymed.org

				
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