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Becca and Josh Johnson, along with 4-year-old son Mason, during some of Josh’s time in the hospital following a car accident.

Second chances: Truman man glad to be alive

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TRUMAN — Life can change in the blink of an eye, just ask Josh and Becca Johnson of Truman. The couple, married for just a year and a half, learned this truth at the start of the year when Josh was involved in a car crash that left him with brain injuries and a mangled body. Fortunately, Josh ...

Students excel at spelling bee

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FAIRMONT — Two Fairmont Jr. Sr. High School students recently placed in the top three at the South Central Service Cooperative Regional Spelling Bee, which took place in North Mankato earlier this week. Seventh grader Caden Lebert placed third while eighth grader Briana Joseph placed first ...

Karaoke tonight at Legends II

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CEYLON — I’m really trying to find signs of spring but not much has shown up. Next week will be March so that helps somewhat, since the first day of spring is March 20. Midweek Lenten services at area churches are signs of Easter coming soon (April 1st-no fooling). Lenten services in area ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Carter D. Long, 19, of Poller, Ga.; Anita C. Bissinger, 55, of Austin; Dana M. Truebenbach, 41, of Good Thunder; each fined $125. Jordan B. Huse, 18, of Blue Earth; Victor E. Douglas, 41, of Tampa, Fla.; each fined $145. Alfredo L. Leon, 50, ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Feb. 22 1:55 a.m. — Police received a report of loud music in the 1300 block of Johnson Street. 7:32 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the Fourth Street area. 12:52 p.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 600 block of Burton lane. 1:01 ...

SEEKING BALANCE — National FFA President Breanna Holbert is seen leading students in activities at Martin County West High School in Sherburn on Thursday as they talk about ways to balance life. Holbert lives in California and was in Minnesota this week for National FFA Week.

FFA president visits area

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SHERBURN — As this week is National FFA Week, area schools have been celebrating through various activities. On Thursday, students from Fairmont, Jackson County Central and Martin County West high schools had the opportunity to meet the national FFA president, Breanna Holbert, at Martin ...

‘Gatsby’ night coming in March

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FAIRMONT — Don your pinstriped suit. Slap on your spats. Put on your flapper dress. It’s time for “Gatsby,” Presentation College’s annual scholarship fundraiser, on March 17 at the Fairmont Holiday Inn. “It was formerly known as our Mardi Gras. The concept is still the same of ...

Fairmont man facing charges

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FAIRMONT — A 53-year-old Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Earic Johnson has been charged with two counts of narcotic sales in the third degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Nov. 28, ...

Co-op updates MCW board

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SHERBURN — Martin County West School Board this week heard a presentation about a proposed move by Southern Plains Education Cooperative to the former Lincoln School in Fairmont. Sarah Mittelstadt, director of special services at Southern Plains, and school board member Wendy Russenberger ...

Churches stay focused on Lent

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WELCOME — Midweek Lenten services continue on Wednesdays at area churches. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will have a Bible study at 6 p.m. Circle of Faith congregations will meet for supper at 5:15 p.m. followed by a service at 6:30 p.m. All area residents are invited to join ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Jerome J. Sorensen, 54, of Star Prairie, Wis.; Trent M. Forrest, 30, of Woodburn, Ind.; Christopher J. Roisum, 47, of Eden Prairie; each fined $125. Thomas J. Schiltz Jr., 22, of Hartland; fined $145. Dog at large-first offense — Laura M. ...

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PROPER TECHNIQUE — Peggy Sue Garber, trauma/injury prevention coordinator at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont, demonstrates how to pack a bleeding wound during a “Stop the Bleed” class Wednesday at the hospital.

Goal of class: saving lives

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FAIRMONT — Community members learned how to “Stop the Bleed” on Wednesday as part of a new push for public safety. The one-hour class at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont was part of a national awareness campaign that prepares the public on how to save lives by teaching how to stop ...

BIG PROJECT — All of the light fixtures at Fairmont Elementary and Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School are being replaced with LED lights. Employees of DeWar Electric are seen replacing the fixtures in the main gym at the high school.

School eyeing savings via LED

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Schools is in the middle of replacing all the light fixtures in the elementary and high school with LED lights. More than 5,000 fixtures both inside and outside the schools are being replaced. It’s expected the project will be completed sometime in May. “This ...

Transit planning changes

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BLUE EARTH — The Faribault-Martin County Transit Board is preparing to make some changes to the Prairie Lakes Transit service. In late 2017 and early 2018, staff at the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed a review to assess how the system is operating in terms of efficiency, ...

Aegis puts things in motion at Lakeview

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FAIRMONT — Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont switched up its therapy department just over a year ago and has been impressed with the results, according to Lakeview administrator Deb Barnes. Lakeview contracts with Aegis Therapies, a company with locations in nearly every ...

Kids can try ‘Treble Choir’

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TRUMAN — Join Truman FFA members for their annual community pancake breakfast from 6-9 a.m. Friday in the ag shop. This breakfast is for students, families and supporters of FFA. Cost is a donation. n Truman Public and St. Paul’s Lutheran School are dismissing one hour early ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Feb. 20 6:23 a.m. — Police assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Torgerson Drive. 5:45 p.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in the 600 block of Summit Drive. 8:47 p.m. — Police received a report of a disturbance at the intersection of Fourth ...