Letters to the Editor

A great game night

A great game night To the Editor: In February, 76 Kinship mentors and mentees met indoors together for a Mentor Appreciation Night/Indoor Game day. Our original plan had been to go snowmobiling and snowshoeing, but with high temps rapidly melting our snow, a complete change in events became ...

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Keep Penneys open To the Editor: People who wish to have the local JCPenney store remain open may state their preference by calling (800) 322-1189. Keeping another business in Fairmont is beneficial to our community. Kathy Eyerly Fairmont Pancake supper coming To the Editor: Mark ...

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An amazing baseball story To the Editor: John Wesley Donaldson was a black baseball pitcher who played from 1908-1941. His 33-year career saw him play for at least 25 different teams. It is known he won over 400 games while striking out over 5,000 batters. In 1915, Donaldson pitched 30 ...

Smarter is always better

OWATONNA Whether you prefer small government or big government, perhaps the better conversation is around what smarter government could do. Smart government requires collaboration and a long-term vision. It helps when you can start from a place of shared interest. Amid all of the areas of ...

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Thanks to everyone To the Editor: The members of Masonic Chain Lake Lodge 64 would like to thank the public for making this year’s scholarship fundraiser such a huge success. We held our spaghetti supper on Tuesday, March 14, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, where we served more than ...

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Thanks, Kiwanis To the Editor: We were so happy to have Barb from Profinium come and read to our classrooms. Not only did she read to us, but she also brought 50 books for our kids to take home. This was a program through our local Kiwanis. Thank you so much Barb and to the members of ...

Stabilizing the market

Stabilizing the market To the Editor: Solving Minnesota’s health insurance premium crisis is one of the Legislature’s top goals this session, and the Minnesota House approved another bill recently that could provide double-digit reductions on health insurance premiums. The Minnesota ...

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Planning a mall play area To the Editor: A volunteer group of Fairmont citizens is working to create a unique adventure for children. A subgroup of Project 1590 called “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” is working with the Five Lakes Centre mall to build an inside play area. Their vision will ...

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People got scammed To the Editor: The People of Minnesota sure got scammed. Remember when we were young and the school bullies “pantsed” some unfortunate soul on the school playground? I sit here feeling pantsed after the slick piece of work accomplished by the Legislature with the ...

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Thanks for support To the Editor: Martin County Humane Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses and citizens in our communities for their support. If you would like to support the animal shelter and its mission, but don’t have time to volunteer, consider a ...

We give thanks

We give thanks To the Editor: It’s getting to the time when nobody will listen to my horror stories of bleak temperatures, chilly winds and months of nothing but snow and ice. But as with the winter of 2015-2016, mild weather has become an expectation. Perhaps in southern Minnesota we got ...

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Nearly $2,000 raised To the Editor: On Jan. 23, more than 400 people helped us raise funds for the 2017 Fairmont Dollars for Scholars awards at our chicken dinner fundraiser. However, this doesn’t include the dozens of people who sent us donations in the mail knowing they wouldn’t be ...

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Another successful pack To the Editor: The 9th annual Kids Against Hunger Food Pack successfully packed 123,654 meals on Feb. 18 at the Fairmont National Guard Armory. The goal of raising $24,000 was surpassed by raising over $34,000. Almost 10 percent of what was packed has been ...

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Mardi Gras a success To the Editor: I would like to thank local community members and businesses for their continued support of our students. Our 10th annual Mardi Gras, held Feb. 4, was a great evening of food, fun and friends. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces of our alumni ...

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Making a difference To the Editor: Coaches vs. Cancer committee would like to thank the community and families for a successful fundraiser event held Feb. 3-4 at Fairmont High School. Fifty-four businesses and families donated generous baskets, clothing and gift certificates for the raffle ...

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Bill could help attract teachers To the Editor: In an effort to attract more teachers to rural Minnesota’s classrooms, I am sponsoring legislation that would allow out-of-state teachers to work in Minnesota so long as they are making efforts to become licensed. From what I’m hearing ...

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Change must come To the Editor: Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, about 25 miles northeast of Rochester. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family dairy today. Like generations before them, Sheri and Vince work hard every day to ...

Arc offering new opportunity

Arc offering new opportunity To the Editor: Forty-seven years ago, the future seemed pretty bleak to a young mom when she was told her son with disabilities could not go to school with his peers. There were no special education programs. Fast forward to now, when this same son (with even ...

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Grant appreciated To the Editor: On behalf of the board and staff at Red Rock Center for the Arts, I would like to thank the Martin County Area Foundation for its support. Grant funds helped replace the video surveillance cameras on location, creating a more secure environment for our ...

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Gift, thoughts appreciated To the Editor: I would like to thank Iowan grandma of nine for reading about me in the Sentinel and sending me well wishes and a monetary gift. God bless you. Curtis Bressler and family Truman More work to come To the Editor: Minnesotans who have ...