Our Rural Roots: Columns on Southwestern Minnesota History: Vol I (Volume 1)

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From pre-settlement days to the present, Our Rural Roots relates the history and personal experiences of southwestern Minnesota residents. The first of a multi -volume series, including more than twenty years of articles first published in the Marshall Independent Newspaper, this volume presents stories of Plains Indians and immigrants, exploring the development of towns, transportation, education and everyday life on the prairie.

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Ellayne Velde-Conyers grew up in southwestern Minnesota and now lives in Marshall, Minnesota. She attended Augsburg College in Mpls. and SSU in Marshall. She worked as a para-professional at Marshall’s first Middle School for ten years and then for another ten years with the Minnesota Extension Services. For part of that time she was transferred to the U of M Campus 4-H office where she was assistant to the director and supervised the Civil Service staff. Upon returning to Marshall Ellayne became the executive director of the Lyon County History Museum for the next 21 years. During that time she also served on the Marshall Area YMCA Founding Board of Directors, served two terms as Marshall Police Commissioner, conducted after-school homework sessions for new-immigrant Middle School Students, co-chaired the Marshall 125th Five-day Celebration, served as Area Representative of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial, and supported the creation of the Arts and Entertainment District in Marshall which includes the downtown wall murals and the statue of Mrs. Whitney who named the town. She presently serves as a member of the Marshall City Council where she sits on the Marshall Community Services Advisory Board, Area Senior Commission, the City Legislative & Ordinance Committee, the Public Improvement/Transportation Committee, and serves as the City Council representative on the “Act on Alzheimer’s” Task Force. She continues to write a weekly article for the Marshall Independent Newspaper and hosts the “Marshall News and Views Show”, a weekly cable access television program.

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