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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 ...

Blue Earth trims levy hike to 3.5%

BLUE EARTH — Property taxes in Blue Earth are going to go up a bit, but not as much as originally listed. Blue Earth City Council held its Truth-in-Taxation hearing Monday. At the end, the council approved the budget for 2019. It will translate into a 3.5 percent increase in the property ...

Truman sells 4 lots to local businessman

TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday heard from resident Dan Espeland, who expressed interest in purchasing several lots from the city. Espeland is the owner of Minnesota Para Transit and wants to expand by constructing a new building on the nearby lots. Espeland asked the council if ...

New officer comes to Fairmont

For better or for worse, family can have a big impact on the way we choose to live our lives. Fortunately for Fairmont’s newest police officer Chelsea Yeager, her family’s impact was nothing but positive. Yeager shares how she was influenced to get into law enforcement and how she came to ...

Salvation Army plans to relocate

FAIRMONT — Questions about the status of the Salvation Army in Fairmont have been buzzing through the community: Why is there a “for sale” sign in front of the Salvation Army Corps Center? Are they leaving town? What happened to the $1 million from the Milbrandt estate? “The money has ...

Reading to benefit food shelf

There will be a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont at 7 p.m. Thursday. The 90-minute event is free to attend, as it is a fundraiser for Heaven’s Table Food Shelf. Peter Engstrom, a volunteer at Heaven’s Table, had the idea of putting ...

Lighting contest slated

CEYLON — The Rev. Reimers and family will host a Christmas open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church basement at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. Our Savior’s and Wilbert congregations as well as friends are invited for lunch as a thank you from the Reimers ...

Wiley combines creativity

Malia Wiley will be the featured artist for December at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. Wiley is originally from Nicollet and currently lives in Lake Crystal. She will have colorful, original paintings on display that combine her love for crochet and animals. Wiley first began ...

Man faces felony count

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Bryant Ceasar Pierce Jr., 37, has been charged with violating a domestic abuse/no contact order for protection within 10 years of a previous conviction, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a ...