People and Events

Class of 1949 to breakfast

Fairmont High School class of 1949 will meet for breakfast 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ranch Restarant, Fairmont.

Library to host event this week

A Toddler Tinker Lab will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fairmont Library, 110 N. Park St., Fairmont. The “lab” is designed to allow toddlers to explore, grow, and create with a variety of activities. This is free and open to the public and there is no need to register. For questions, please call the library at (507) 238-4207.

Thimble club to meet

Rose Lake Thimble Club will meet for their Christmas lunch noon Wednesday at the Ranch Restaurant, Fairmont. All members are encouraged to attend.

Peace Group sets Thursday meeting

The Peace Group will meet for lunch with Joe Brown, school superintendent, and Dan Freehan, a DFL candidate for U.S. Congress from our district, at noon (12 p.m.) Thursday at McDonald’s in Fairmont. Dan is an Iraq veteran and worked for the Pentagon. He has a degree in international politics from Georgetown and a masters in public policy from Harvard. All area people are invited to attend.

Genesis Academy to hold Christmas program

The students of Genesis Classical Academy invites the public to their Christmas program and bake sale 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Winnebago. Pre-k to 6th grade students will perform “The Legends of Christmas – The Christmas Story Told Through Carols.” There will also be a bake sale with many assorted homemade goodies.

Annual bird count this Saturday

The annual Christmas bird count will be held Saturday in Fairmont. Anyone interested is welcome to participate, regardless of ability. The area that will be counted is encompassed by a 7.5-mile circle centered on Amber Lake Park. Participants may count birds viewed at or near their homes or they may help explore other locations within the count area. If interested, contact Brad Bolduan at (507) 831-1189 or email


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