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Fundraising event slated

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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 ...

Courts

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Colby P. Joubert, 40, of Grand Blanc, Mich.; fined $125. Everardo Ibarra, 36, of Fairmont; fined $145. Failure to drive with due care — Hai B. Htoo, 31, of Worthington; fined $125. Failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines at entrance to ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, Jan. 11 7:32 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious circumstances in the 100 block of Tilden Street. 11:12 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 600 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. 4:31 p.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle ...

Development group drafts strategic plan

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT James Dean R. Boots, 29, of Truman received a statutory stay of adjudication on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance possession-not small amount of marijuana; fined $75, sentenced to jail 29 days, credit for time served 29 days, five years ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, Jan. 10 1:11 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Spruce Street. 8:30 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 700 block of East Blue Earth Avenue. SHERBURN/ WELCOME Wednesday, Jan. 10 11:04 a.m. — Police ...

Students lend a hand

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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

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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

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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. ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Douglas J. Grandahl, 36, of Dundas; Amrit B. Singh, 59, of Dix Hills, N.Y.; Justin J. Lehmann, 18, of Ormsby; each fined $125. Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle — Joshua M. Danielson, 34, of Brownsdale; fined $110. Operate ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, Jan. 9 8:40 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the first block of East Ken Rue Lane. 9:18 a.m. — Police received a report of threats made in the 500 block of Independence Drive. 12:44 p.m. — Police received a report of narcotics in ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Briefly

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Easy Automation offers scholarship WELCOME — In honor of former employee Bruce Larson, Easy Automation Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in a program from his area of expertise. The scholarship is for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students attending a two ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, Jan. 8 8:30 a.m. — Police received a report of illegal dumping of garbage in the 2500 block of Winnebago Avenue. 8:53 a.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue. SHERBURN/ WELCOME Monday, Jan. 8 1:05 p.m. ...