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Diligent ‘Monte’ leaving long-time post

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

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

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

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 ...

Local firm seeks tax break

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

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

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

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 ...

Public weighs in on rec center

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

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

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

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 ...

Friends look to help girl, family

TRUMAN — Alaina Aksenov, 2, was recently diagnosed with heart failure because of a deformed heart and she has already undergone a number of open-heart surgeries. A benefit for her will be held 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairmont Eagles Club. There will be a meal and silent auction. ...

Bowl-a-thon to assist in fight against MD

FAIRMONT — When the weather outside is frightful, indoor plans can be delightful. Especially if they allow you to get up and move, have fun and support a good cause. Area residents will have just such an opportunity this weekend, at a muscular dystrophy bowl-a-thon to be held noon Sunday at ...

Rec center meeting tonight

FAIRMONT — Project 1590 will host a public meeting on the possible construction of a community center in Fairmont at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Fairmont Opera House. On its Facebook site, the group says the gathering represents an opportunity to hear information about the proposed $25 ...

Bramstedt benefit slated

SHERBURN — Grilled hamburgers will be served 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. All are welcome. n CREST and Temperance Lake Ridge are sponsoring the “Lunch and Learn” program and meal at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The Society of the Deaf ...

Sherburn considering 2019 budget, tax levy

SHERBURN — The city of Sherburn may wind up with a property tax levy increase of 0.2 percent. City manager Brad Hughes explained the proposed 2019 budget and levy at the city’s Truth-in-Taxation meeting this week. The City Council is expected to finalize both on Dec. 17. The levy ...

State OKs storm relief

FAIRMONT — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton authorized $3.7 million in state disaster assistance Monday in eight Minnesota counties and one tribal nation for storms that occurred Sept. 18-20. Martin County will receive $289,332, while neighboring Faribault County will get $21,836. Sever ...