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Council OKs bid change

TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Tuesday heard an update on the new snowplow truck. Street Superintendent John Bosshart said there was an axle change on the bid for the truck because the one bid was not available. However, the new axle is less expensive. Bosshart also added aluminum wheels ...

Play to be offered Jan. 24

SHERBURN — Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Sherburn American Legion Club. Everyone is welcome. n A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church, 901 Woodland Ave., in Fairmont. The guest ...

St. John Vianney dinner coming up

FAIRMONT — The 14th annual St. John Vianney Dinner Dance will be held Jan. 27, starting with a social hour from 5:30-6:30. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the alumni speaker and Friend of SJV speaking, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus is selling 850 $100 ...

BEING PREPARED — School Resource Officer Mike Beletti, left, and Sgt. James Tietje show city employees Diane Theobald and Elizabeth Bloomquist techniques to tie off a door in the event of an active shooter at City Hall in Fairmont on Monday.

Active shooter training offered

FAIRMONT — We hear about school and workplace shootings all too often. We express shock, sadness, outrage and a whole gamut of emotions, and then push the incidents to the back of our minds — until the next time. But what would you do if someone wielding a gun entered your business, ...

Fundraiser set for the weekend

FAIRMONT – The first official fundraising event for an accessible playground in Fairmont will be staged Friday and Saturday at the Fairmont Eagles Club. “Eat, Drink and Be Murdered,” a mystery dinner theater show, is being sponsored by the Adventure Playground Task Force and the local ...

Fairmont witnesses investment

FAIRMONT — Fairmont, like almost every other community in the country, has an aging population, courtesy of the massive number of Baby Boomers hitting retirement age, but this has not meant there is no growth in the city. As the country heals from the economic downturn, Fairmont likewise ...

Freshman Osvaldo Morales, left, and junior Cole Camp are seen in the welding booths during the Introduction to Welding class at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School.

Popular classes paying off

Jan. 20 marks the first day of Saturday Welding Academy, a 15-week program at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School. The program is open to students, community members and students from other schools. This will be the second Saturday Welding Academy, and there have been two Summer Welding Academy ...

LIFE-SAVERS — Sgt. Chad Sanow displays one of the Fairmont Police Department’s new automated external defibrillators, purchased with the aid of the Martin County Area Foundation. Foundation board members Beth Neist, left, and Tabitha Bicknase look on.

Police acquire 10 defibrillators

FAIRMONT — Sgt. Chad Sanow of the Fairmont Police Department is happy to report that the department recently received a grant from the Martin County Area Foundation for 10 automated external defibrillators. Ordered from Lifeline Inc. in Savage, the AEDs all boast several features that will ...

Fundraising event slated

CEYLON — There will be a pancake breakfast/ brunch fundraiser sponsored by the Ceylon Fire Relief Association from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Ceylon Legion/Legends 2 building. The cost is a donation. Proceeds will help the Fire Association Relief fund with their projects. The menu ...

Development group drafts strategic plan

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has approved a three-year strategic plan describing its overall mission and its focus on six areas of economic development. “We’re going to use it mostly for grant-writing purposes because there’s grants available for all the ...

Ceylon: Don’t flush wipes

CEYLON — The city of Ceylon hopes residents will heed a warning to stop flushing wet wipes down their toilets. City employees reported to the City Council this week that the wipes clog up pumps in the wastewater system. The council approved a letter asking city residents to throw away wet ...

Man facing felony charge

TRIMONT — A Trimont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Ronnie Franklin White, 54, has been charged with domestic assault by strangulation, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 11:24 p.m. Jan. 5, a Trimont ...

Township filing deadline nears

WELCOME — Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. There will be an appeal hearing at 5 p.m. for owners of the trailer park to appeal unpaid water and utility taxes. n Tuesday is also the deadline date to file affidavits of candidacy for township elections of ...

Students lend a hand

FAIRMONT — Now more than ever, technology is prevalent in education. Schools have brought in digital devices and digital content for students and educators, and there are many programs available to help both students and teachers succeed. However, it’s no longer just the teachers teaching ...

Trimont man facing charge

TRIMONT — A Trimont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Oliver Williams Jr., 55, has been charged with the possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a crime of violence. The maximum penalty for the charge is 15 years in prison and a $30,000 ...

Fun event set for seniors

TRUMAN — Truman High School will dismiss at 2 p.m. Friday for staff in-service. n Former Truman/ Lewisville resident Irene Turner Clow is celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Brandt Ridge Social Room in St. James. She requests no gifts, please. ...

PESKY FELLOW — Martin County’s beaver population has risen over recent years, due, in part, to a low bounty fee. The county recently increased the fee in an effort to help area trappers better cover their expenses.

County tackles gnawing problem

FAIRMONT — The beaver population in Martin County has been on the rise, causing no end of trouble for area farmers. In December, Martin County commissioners increased the county’s beaver bounty from $20 to $50 per beaver, in an effort to alleviate the issue. According to drainage ...

School puts new policies into practice

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday approved three new district policies and revised one. The revision involves policy 903: Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites. With the revision, students enrolled in a post-secondary enrollment options course may remain at school ...

W’bago OKs sale of duplexes

WINNEBAGO — Winnebago City Council on Tuesday approved a purchase agreement for two city-owned duplexes, about six months after accepting the initial purchase offer. In July, the council unanimously accepted a $220,000 offer from Robert Richards to purchase the duplexes, which are located ...

Band concert set for Jan. 22

SHERBURN — The monthly steak and shrimp dinner will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sherburn American Legion. They serve steak, shrimp, combo or smoked pork chop, along with baked potato, garlic toast and salad bar. Everyone is welcome. n A meeting for Martin County West junior class ...