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Diligent ‘Monte’ leaving long-time post

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Monte Rohman, Truman’s long-time city clerk, is just finishing up his 36th year. He will retire at the end of this year after a satisfying career. “I started Feb. 1 of 1983,” he recalled. Rohman, who is originally from Trimont, graduated from high school there and then met his wife, ...

Churches offer meals to public

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FAIRMONT — As a part of their community outreach, a handful of Fairmont area churches have taken to providing a meal for the community. First Congregational United Church of Christ, Grace Lutheran Church, and United Methodist Church all provide Wednesday meals to the public as a way to ...

Gunther readies for session

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FAIRMONT — State Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, cruised to an easy election win in November. The same cannot be said for many of his Republican colleagues. Democrats picked up 18 seats on election night, largely by dominating in the Twin Cities suburbs, to oust the Republicans from power in ...

It’s busy time for events

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CEYLON — Today is filled with events. Some were postponed from last weekend due to the storm and some are scheduled for today. n There is a Santa’s Workshop, for children preschool to sixth grade, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Hall in Sherburn, below the Sherburn ...

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Town hall broadcasts scheduled FAIRMONT — The informational town hall meeting on the proposed community center in Fairmont, recorded Wednesday night at the Opera House, will be broadcast on local cable channel 13. The video will air at 2, 6 and 10 a.m. and p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Sarah Ann K. Logan, 20, of Chancellor, S.D.; Tiah D. Weringa, 21, of Buffalo Center, Iowa; Warren Paul, 40, of Cottage Grove; Xavier R. Walker, 25, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Maurice D. Rahm, 71, of Truman; each fined $125. Tatsuya Kawase, 32, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Dec. 6 10:33 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 100 block of Downtown Plaza. 1:40 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue. 6:37 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1400 block of North Prairie ...

Local firm seeks tax break

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FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners will hold a public hearing Jan. 8 on a request for a property tax break by Great Plains Transportation of Fairmont. The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room at the courthouse. Great Plains Transportation Services, 923 ...

Faribault Co. eyes road plan

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BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners were updated Thursday on the county’s five-year highway plan. County Engineer Mark Daly said the plan for 2019 is basically set in stone. Roads slated for improvements next year include County Road 12 west of Winnebago, County Road 15 in the ...

Winnebago woman facing drug charge

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FAIRMONT — A Winnebago woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Sierra Rene-Ann Driehorst, 22, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. According to the complaint: On Nov. 25, a Fairmont police officer ...

Legion to host vendor show

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WELCOME — There will be a cribbage tournament Saturday at the Legends 2/Legion building in Ceylon. Registration will begin 1:15 p.m., followed by card play. All area lovers of cribbage are invited. n Santa’s Workshop, which was postponed last weekend because of the snowstorm, will be ...

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Correction An article in Wednesday’s edition incorrectly identified the church used for training students involved in Project Trust. The church was First Congregational United Church of Christ. Town hall broadcasts scheduled FAIRMONT — The informational town hall meeting on the ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dianna L. Johnson, 55, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Patrick A. Budin, 67, of Lafayette, Colo.; each fined $125. Julia R. Heck, 27, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Matthew R. Burnett, 36, of Sherburn; each fined $135. Angela K. Kuenle, 44, of Granada; fined ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Dec. 5 12:43 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 200 block of West Lair Road. 11:09 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 400 block of North Grant Street. 11:46 a.m. — Police received a report of an ...

Public weighs in on rec center

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FAIRMONT — Questions about a proposed $24.7 million community center in Fairmont radiated in multiple directions during an informational “town hall” meeting Wednesday at the Fairmont Opera House. People filled the majority of the Opera House’s main floor, with some expressing strong ...

Project Trust helps students help others

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FAIRMONT — Students from Fairmont and Blue Earth high schools received special training Wednesday from Illusion Theater, a theater company based in Minneapolis. Illusion Theater has been bringing its Project Trust program to Fairmont every other year for several decades. Illusion Theater ...

Woman faces burglary count

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TRIMONT — A Madelia woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Alyssa Ashley Swenson, 32, has been charged with burglary in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Nov. 21, an Trimont police ...

Home-Business Bazaar coming up

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TRUMAN — There will be a chili supper fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. tonight in the Truman Public School cafeteria. Truman Pride is sponsoring this fundraiser to raise money for a new gymnasium scoreboard. There will also be a boys basketball game versus Jackson County Central following in the ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Kelly S. Martin, 58, of Winnebago had a charge of driving after revocation continued for dismissal; six months probation to the court, no misdemeanor or greater violations of the law. Yvette S. Skellenger, 53, of Lake Mills, Iowa, was convicted of operate a ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Dec. 4 6:24 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of East Third Street. An arrest was made. 8:31 a.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 1200 block of Torgerson Drive. 12:03 p.m. — Police received a report of forgery in ...