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THEIR TIME — Students study in a Flexible Learning space called The DECK during first hour at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School. Ten Flexible Learning spaces were created this year at the school as part of the new Personalized Learning approach.

Learning gets personal at Fairmont Area

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FAIRMONT — Several changes have been made at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School this year, and this is the first year that Personalized Learning has been implemented. Personalized Learning is defined as an approach to learning and instruction designed around individual learner readiness, ...

The Kinship team in Fairmont. Back row, from left: Char Kahler, Greg Brolsma, Jane Wolverton. Front: Katy Gonzalez, Tyler Kettwich, Anna Garbers.

Kinship looks back, ahead

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There’s a saying about time healing all wounds. But time also can be a positive force, allowing us to see the fruition of hopes and dreams that, at the time, may have seemed unobtainable. Such is the case for Jane Wolverton and Fairmont Area Kinship, which has now grown to include the whole ...

Hannah Cartwright

Pageants give girl new outlook

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At 9 years old, Hannah Cartwright of Blue Earth is pursuing her dream of winning a crown. Tasha Walker, Hannah’s mom, said the idea for Hannah to compete in pageants started this past spring when Hannah received an invitation from National American Miss to attend an open call in Mankato. ...

Benefit breakfast scheduled

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CEYLON — There will be a benefit breakfast for Roger and Kim Spiegeler from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Legends 2 in Ceylon. Pancakes, eggs, and sausage will be served by the Sherburn Lions Club. A bake sale and silent auction also will be held. There will be a bean bag tournament ...

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Mayo offers flu vaccine clinics FAIRMONT — Mayo Clinic Health System encourages community members to get the seasonal flu vaccine to help protect themselves and others. Mayo-Fairmont is offering flu clinics during the following dates and times: o Monday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. o ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Kirk D. Bailey, 49, of Fairmont; fined $125. Wade A. Corwin, 45, of Des Moines, Iowa; fined $135. Stephen F. Westrick, 28, of Bloomington; fined $285. Limited time parking zone violation — Timothy H. Schultz, 54, of Fairmont; fined ...

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TRUMAN Thursday, Sept. 21 7:28 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 500 blocko of West First Street South. FAIRMONT Thursday, Sept. 21 3:26 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to an ambulance in the 300 block of Krahmer Drive. 4:12 a.m. — Police rendered assistance ...

Mayo offering wellness trophy

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FAIRMONT — If you’re one of those people who shies away from wellness programs because you don’t want to count calories or dedicate time to a fitness center, Mayo Clinic Health System is offering a month-long program in October to help get area residents moving toward a healthier ...

Man charged with drug crime

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FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Dakota Joseph Haegeman, 23, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, as well as causing a child/vulnerable adult to be exposed to meth. Both charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a ...

Welcome OKs no tax levy hike

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WELCOME  — Welcome City Council this week approved a 2018 property tax levy with no increase from 2017’s levy. In other business, the council: o Set the cleanup day for Oct. 21 near the water treatment plant on Campbell Street. Welcome residents will be asked to show their driver’s ...

Fall cleanup set for Oct. 21

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WELCOME — Coffee hours for September will continue one more week from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. The coffee hours for October will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. The October coffee hours will be the last of the ...

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Correction In Kathy Hendricksen’s Truman column in Thursdays edition, an announcement about a tailgate party before tonight’s football game in Truman listed an incorrect time for the event. The tailgate party will begin at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Benefit slated for Roger Spiegeler CEYLON ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Barry R. Wolters, 34, of Belle Plaine; fined $135. Jesus Porras, 20, of Blue Earth; fined $145. Vehicle registration required — Kallie D. Robbins, 29, of Fairmont; fined $115. Keep to the right (over the center line) — Ronald C. Porter, ...

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Police

TRUMAN Wednesday, Sept. 20 2:50 p.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 500 block of East First Street North. A verbal warning was issued. 5:44 p.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 400 block of Third Avenue East. FAIRMONT Wednesday, Sept. ...

ISLANDERS — George Pierce of Granada and Jamee Hinrichsen of Fairmont moved to St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) in October after Jamee fell in love with the island during an internship.

Couple faces devastation of hurricane

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FAIRMONT — Jamee Hinrichsen and her fiance, George Pierce, witnessed the devastation of Hurricane Irma firsthand when they lost their home in St. John, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now, Jamee’s family is doing everything it can to rebuild the young couple’s lives. Jamee went to ...

Buffer law deadline draws near

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FAIRMONT — Martin County landowners with property adjacent to public waters and ditches are getting ready for change, as Minnesota’s buffer law will reach implementation deadlines soon. First up is buffers on public waters, which will go into effect Nov. 1. The deadline for public ditches ...

HELLO THERE — Golden Meadow Alpaca farm, located in rural Lewisville, will participate in National Alpaca Farm Days this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Public invited to meet alpacas

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LEWISVILLE — Known for their luxurious, warm fibers, alpacas are unique and inquisitive animals. This upcoming weekend provides an opportunity to learn more about them as it is National Alpaca Farm Days. Golden Meadow Alpacas, a farm located in rural Lewisville, will participate and be open ...

Blue Earth on alert for cougar

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BLUE EARTH — A mountain lion was recently spotted southwest of Putnam Park in the River Road area of Blue Earth. According to Chief Deputy Scott Adams of the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, a trail camera captured footage of a mountain lion, also known as a cougar, on Aug. 22. The ...

‘Super Deuce’ making appearance

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TRUMAN — The Jaguar girls volleyball team travels to Nicollet this evening. Game time is 7:30 p.m. n The Jaguar football team will host Buffalo Lake/Hector/Stewart at 7 p.m. Friday in Truman. There will be a tailgate party starting at 6:30 p.m. just inside the football field gate. Come and ...

Highway 4 work planned

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SHERBURN — Minnesota Department of Transportation representatives this week met with the Sherburn City Council to discuss plans to improve Highway 4. They said the project will involve Highway 4 from the Iowa state line to Highway 60. It would begin in 2022 and continue until 2027, with ...