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Brenda and Gene Duncan are seen Second Chances, a group home in Granada that they live in and own.

Couple finds, builds Second Chances

With a dedication to helping others, Second Chances in Granada continues to make a difference. Second Chances is a non-profit group home for boys ages 12-18, with a goal of each resident gaining enough confidence and skills for a smooth transition back into society and their family. The ...

HELPING HAND — Fairmont High School junior Sarah Justice, center, is a cadet teacher for fifth-grade teacher Ross Long at Fairmont Elementary School. Justice is seen helping some students.

Students aiding educators

This is the second year that a cadet teaching class has been offered at Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School. Family and consumer science teacher Wendi Tonder heard about cadet teaching programs at a conference and inquired about starting one locally. “It’s a program developed to help with the ...

Sierra Williamson

Martin Co. West grad wins honor

SHERBURN — Sherburn native Sierra Williamson, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, has been selected as a Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader for 2017-2018. The internship program is a special honor for Williamson, who has continued a passion for agriculture that ...

City names contest winners

CEYLON — Area churches are scheduling Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. The Circle of Faith congregation at St. Peter Lutheran in Ceylon will have a Sunday School service 7 p.m. Sunday. The other Circle of Faith congregations in Welcome and Waverly will have 5 p.m. Christmas Eve ...

Briefly

Correction In Sharon Rosen’s Welcome column in Friday’s edition, an announcement about Christmas Eve candlelight services and children’s services for the Circle of Faith congregations listed an incorrect day. All services will be held Sunday. Fire departments receive grants ST. ...

Grandparents face scams

FAIRMONT — The holiday season is upon us, and something about it just causes an air of generosity and good will to take hold for our fellow man. Sadly, there are those who would take advantage of that good will for their own perceived gain. Scams are nothing new, but the criminals behind ...

Kids enjoyed Shop with Cop

WELCOME — The Shop with a Cop program from the Sherburn/Welcome police was a success. Seventeen children from six families participated with the officers from Welcome/ Sherburn and some of their families, a Sheriff’s deputy and the Trimont chief of police. They would like to thank all ...

Meredith Miller

Girl, 8, helps kids going into foster care

During this season of giving, it’s important to remember those who are less fortunate and who could maybe use a little extra support. Earlier this month, Truman Community Education did a service project in which it put together bags full of a variety of items to be given to children going ...

Pair charged with felonies

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man and woman are facing felony charges in Martin County. Francisco Hernandez Guzman, 44, and Allison Marie Johnson, 28, have been charged with trafficking Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Johnson’s charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 ...

Truman Pride plans supper

TRUMAN — There will be a chili supper from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the Truman School cafeteria. You can enjoy chili, chili toppings, French bread, a cookie and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 8 and younger. This meal is sponsored by Truman Pride, with all the proceeds ...

Authority has funds to loan out

FAIRMONT — Do you dream of starting your own business? Do you want to expand your existing company? There’s always that pesky issue of money, but obtaining funds doesn’t have to be a deterrent. In fact, the Fairmont Economic Development Authority is actively seeking borrowers. FEDA ...

FORMALLY OPEN — Kathy Detert recently opened Golden Tie Tuxes at 113 W. Blue Earth Ave. in Fairmont. There is a grand opening open house at the business from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Golden Tie Tuxes opens doors

There’s a new store on West Blue Earth Avenue in Fairmont called Golden Tie Tuxes. Kathy Detert just opened the “boutique,” which offers tuxedo and shoe rentals. Detert has lived in Fairmont for about 30 years. For 25, she was a vocational counselor for the state of Minnesota, serving ...

Faribault Co. levy hike at 4%

BLUE EARTH — Faribault County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the county’s budget and property tax levy for 2018. The preliminary levy was set in September at a 4.75 percent increase, with a plan to identify what in the budget could be reduced. At the September meeting, Auditor John ...

Board receives ’16 audit report

FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Auditor/Treasurer James Forshee and accountant Jessica Korte, who presented the board with the county’s 2016 audit report. Capital assets for the county came in at $69.1 million, up from $60.2 million in 2012. Korte said capital ...

Blue Earth weighs development contract

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council is weighing a partnership with Community and Economic Development Associates. The council this week discussed a proposed contract for CEDA to provide Economic Development Authority services on a contract basis for Blue Earth, beginning in January. ...

Post-prom meeting set for Jan. 10

SHERBURN — Our Martin County West community has been saddened this week by the death of Deanna Garbers. She was a teacher and coach at Martin County West High School and a friend to many. She bravely and tirelessly fought cancer for so long, but when you asked her, she was always just ...

B.E. player appears in court

BLUE EARTH — Dalton Nagel, one of four Blue Earth Area football players facing charges after an alleged assault in October, appeared Monday in Faribault County Court for his pre-trial hearing. According to the police report, four football players — Wyatt Tungland, Nagel, Blake Barnett and ...

Ceylon man faces drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Ceylon man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Tod James Tessum, 54, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree. According to the complaint: On Nov. 17, a Martin County deputy and a Human Services worker responded to a rural Ceylon residence to ...

Truman weighs truck, plow deals

TRUMAN — Truman City Council met Monday with street superintendent John Bosshart to discuss ordering a new snow plow truck. The truck is planned for in the 2018 budget as a lease/purchase item. The city currently owns a 1991 truck and a plow from 2002. The new truck will be a 2019 model. ...

‘Bacon Capital’ efforts begin

FAIRMONT — Circuses might tout bicycle-riding bears, but Martin County can lay claim to an ice-skating pig. The yet-unnamed pink pork mascot promoting Martin County as “Bacon Capital USA” will skate Thursday at the hockey arena at the Martin County Fairgrounds. The porker’s appearance ...