Local News

County adding land for hunting

BLUE EARTH — Fari-bault County will have more public hunting land in the future. County commissioners on Tuesday certified the purchase of 80 acres in Section 8 of Delavan Township by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The land was acquired from Joni Spenger. “The property will be ...

‘Park Play’ features games, snacks

SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST and Temperance Lake Ridge will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The program will feature Diana Madsen from Catholic Charities speaking about “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” Following the ...

Sherburn plans Swanson Drive project

SHERBURN — Sherburn City Council this week held a public hearing about assessments along Swanson Drive related to street improvements. City administrator Brad Hughes explained that M.R. Paving & Excavating will replace the street to ensure that it is safe for delivery trucks, garbage ...

Blue Earth plans more street work

BLUE EARTH — The city of Blue Earth may use the proceeds of a new city sales tax to accelerate the number of street reconstruction projects it does each year. The City Council on Monday discussed the possibility of using up to $1 million per project, for a total of $5 million over the ...

Foursome face felony counts

FAIRMONT — Four Fairmont residents are facing felony charges in Martin County. Jessica Dawn Cheri Sachsenmaier, 25; Tori Elizabeth Jean Quade, 30; and Ryan Joseph Jarrod Stetler, 27, have all been charged with drug possession in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years ...

Properties want to leave Truman

TRUMAN — The Truman City Council on Monday reviewed a petition from four households on the southwest edge of town that requested detachment from the city. One resident, Vernon Quade, was present at the meeting. “We had two suggestions: Can we reduce the taxes because of lack of ...

Sylvania Park to host guitarist, singer Mayo

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Opera House will kick off the Summer Event Series with P.K. Mayo at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sylvania Park. The show is free to attend. Donations will be accepted. Mayo, also known as Paul Kennedy Mayasich, is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Minnesota. Awards ...

Class of 2019 graduates

FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School’s senior class underwent commencement Sunday afternoon at the high school’s gymnasium. The class of 2019 is made up of 129 students. Fairmont’s superintendent, Joe Brown, first addressed the students, along with family and friends in attendance, by ...

Hagedorn visits for Town Hall

TRUMAN — Congressman Jim Hagedorn was at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Truman on Saturday morning for a town hall meeting. This was Hagedorn’s first stop out of 21 on a year-long tour across southern Minnesota. Hagedorn gave a brief update on what’s happening at the Capitol and answered ...

GHEC gets new superintendent

GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District will have a new superintendent next school year. Doug Storbeck will be starting on July 1. Storbeck will be coming from his current position as principal at St. James Public School. He will be replacing Granada’s current ...

Clinic promotes summer activities

FAIRMONT — Summer vacation barely has begun, but some parents already are searching for ways to keep their children occupied in a way that does not involve an electronic device. Mayo Clinic Health System has come up with an answer — actually, 130 answers — with a new program called ...

Ceylon Summerfest to be held June 29

CEYLON — Ceylon Summerfest will be held June 29. Get your forms in to Linda Bakke today for any vendor fair spots by calling (507) 632-4509. Anyone wishing to be an entry in the parade or register a team for the bean bag tournament may go to the Ceylon Summerfest Facebook page. Bean bag info ...

Truman PUC to be put up for vote

TRUMAN — Whether or not Truman’s public utilities commission should be abolished will be put to a public vote during a special election on August 13. The decision to hold an election comes from the city council who has talked at length about the decision and set the date of the election at ...

Relay for Life to meet Monday

WELCOME — Tomorrow will be June 1, and the first Saturday in June, so the Welcome Historical Society Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. Come and check out all the interesting items about your town and area. n There will be a Martin County Relay for Life team captain’s and committee ...

Clothing goes to disaster relief

FAIRMONT — Our area offers numerous charitable endeavors that gratefully accept our donations of money, volunteer time and goods. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32 is one such organization whose philanthropic mission serves double duty by providing clothing to those in need and ...

Truman reading program begins next week

TRUMAN — Merle Craig is celebrating his 80th birthday with a bean bag party hosted by his children and grandchildren. It will be held Saturday at the residence of Tony and Mona Weihe, 2044 230th St., Truman, but please RSVP to Mona at (507) 776-5051 by today if you’d like to play in the ...

Schools to work on communication

FAIRMONT— The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from several educators from Fairmont Elementary School. Kirsten Rosol, Ross Long and Kelly Sloneker, were present to discuss a book study that they led this school year. The idea came from Rosol, who had a book, “The paraprofessional’s ...

MCW graduation set for Sunday afternoon

SHERBURN — The last day of school for all Martin County West students is Friday. There will be an awards day program 1:30 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium at the high school in Sherburn. The program will recognize students who have qualified for awards and scholarships throughout the year with an ...

Martin County Vets have a proud history

FAIRMONT — While Monday may have begun with very wet weather and flood watches, the rain could not wash away the fervor of those determined to honor the memories of those who have fallen in service to their country. The annual Memorial Day ceremony filled the Knights of Columbus Hall in ...

Korte ready for new role

FAIRMONT — Jim Forshee, Martin County’s Auditor/Treasurer, will retire in July. Jessica Korte, currently working for the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, will finish out his term through Dec. 31, 2022. Korte discussed how she came to work for the county, as well as the challenges and ...