People & Events

CREST to host low vision presentation

The caregivers organization CREST will sponsor a Lunch and Learn event at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 in the upper level of Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church, 901 Woodland Ave. The guest speaker will be Meghan Kern from the Minnesota State Services for the Blind. She will present the topic “Low Vision Low Down.” The presentation will address various disease processes leading to reduced vision. She also will demonstrate assistive devices available from the state at no charge. A free lunch will be served after the program. The church is handicap-accessible for those with vision or balance difficulties. Please RSVP to the CREST office before Jan. 15 by calling (507) 235-3833.

College News

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the 2017 fall semester at Minnesota West Community & Technical College: Blue Earth — Kaylee Callahan, Benjamin Wigern; Ceylon — Dana Segar; Fairmont — Garrett Balcom, Ryan Heckman, Matthew Johnson, Savannah Kalash, Jessica Larson, Elliot Malcolm, Rebecca Teaser, Joseph Truesdell, Jennifer VonBank; Jackson — Dale Carr, Justine DesLauriers, Anna Fields, Ashley Haskin, Ashley Hatfield, Crystal Nelson, Tara Porter, Luke Pygman, Carissa Thomas, Kailyn Vongsy; Mountain Lake — Slade Harder, Gianna Peschges, Zachary Spinks, Austin Suderman, Amy Wall; Sherburn — Andrew Bents; St. James — Jackelin San Miguel Esqueda; Truman — Melinda Lopez; Welcome — Scott Greenwood.


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