People & Events

Childcare association sets meeting

Martin County Licensed Childcare Association will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, 119 E. Second St., Fairmont. The speaker will be Daisy Johnson, who will talk about infant and child sign language. Credits will be given. For more information, call Lori at (507) 235-3994.

Peace Group to meet

The Peace Group will meet 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Burger King in Fairmont. Featured will be congressional candidate Joe Sullivan, a lawyer from Mankato, who is an advocate for solar and wind power, jobs, health care for all, infrastructure, farmers and better schools. Anyone interested in meeting this DFL candidate is welcome.

Exchange Club to hold Tuesday meeting

Fairmont Exchange Club will meet noon Tuesday at Green Mill Restaurant, Fairmont. The program will feature Sue Homan and Beth Reeves representing Kids Against Hunger. The public is always welcome to join club members for the programs. For more information, contact club president Wanda Johnson at (507) 235-6428.

Dementia Friends event in Winnebago

Dementia Friends will meet 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Muir Library in Winnebago. People can receive information about how to become a “Dementia Friend” and be able to put a new understanding about dementia to practical use within their community. RSVP to (507) 526-4684.

Fairmont library to host event next week

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

55+ driver program scheduled

Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course this week. There will be a four-hour Refresher Course taught by a certified instructor from the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Education room at Fairmont Elementary School. The fee for the course is $22. These courses are open to the public; pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call toll free (888)-234-1294 or visit

College News

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the 2017 fall semester at Minnesota State-Moorhead: Fairmont — Linda Bofenkamp, Tina Bofenkamp, Riley Norstrom; Jackson — Jordan Snyder.


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