Letters to the Editor

Concert changing

To the Editor:Music lovers in the Sentinel reading area have been renewing and purchasing new memberships for the 2016-2017 Fairmont Concert Association season. We just received notice from Allied Concerts, our booking agents, that the Willis Clan needed to cancel their tour due to a family ...

Our water stinks

To the Editor:Does your water taste bad? Yes. Does your water stink? Yes. Do you have to buy bottled water? Yes. Do you still have to pay for your smelly water? Yes. Did you ever get a chance to vote on your city's new water treatment plant project? No. Do our city of Fairmont employees know ...

Thanks, 3M CARES

To the Editor:The kindergarten teachers and staff at Fairmont Elementary School would like to, once again, thank 3M CARES for its generous donations that will aid in providing over 120 kindergarten students with their school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year.The kids are always excited to ...

Volunteers aid cleanup

To the Editor:Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. put out a call for volunteers to assist with cleaning up the lakeshores of Sisseton Lake and George Lake. The following list of volunteers is the result of that call:Cheryl Petrowiak, Chuck Anderson, Paul Grussing, Sherman Kumba, Joe Maidl, Erin ...

Our water is not good

To the Editor:"Excuse me, do you drink the water from your tap at home?" This is the question that I have been asking people wherever I go. It was amazing to me to learn that 8 out of 10 people asked responded with a "No, it's terrible, we use bottled water."The water at my home has tasted like ...

Readers’ Views

Welcome back, studentsTo the Editor:Welcome back, Fairmont Area Schools students. We're prepared, excited and ready to take you to new heights in your learning. We care about each and every one of you, and will do all we can to help you succeed. Let's have the best school year ever. Together, ...

We’ve turned from God

To the Editor:I am a Christian and sinful one at that. I admit I don't always trust in God in my everyday life. Maybe when life gets too much to bear, I go to God in prayer.This country of ours is in a whole lot of trouble and when a nation turns it back on God, this is what happens - mass ...

Donations appreciated

To the Editor:The Martin County Veterans Memorial committee thanks the following organizations for the donations received toward our veterans memorial project: Martin County Area Foundation, $20,000; Fairmont American Legion, $10,000; and Fairmont DAV, $1,000.These donations will enable us to ...

Kinship grateful

To the Editor:Kinship had an incredible fair week and many thanks are due. One of our own mentors, Stephanie Truesdell, advocated for Kinship to get free tickets to the fair for our mentees ages 10 and older. We are so grateful to Stephanie, Lisa Wedel and the rest of the wonderful and generous ...

Thank-yous in order

To the Editor:Thank-yous are in order:Thank you to Sentinel staff writer Jason Sorenson for taking time to interview Jordan Voss and print the story of his water-skiing accident and recovery, and how his buddy Lukas Miles was instrumental in saving his life.The quick thinking on the part of ...

Pick up after dogs

To the Editor:I went to the dog park today with my little maltese. The Fairmont Dog Park is wonderful. However, folks who frequent the dog park are not good about picking up after their pets. My dog came running back to me just soaked with poop from someone who neglected to pick up after their ...

Family offers thank you

To the Editor:From our hearts, our family wishes to send our most sincere thank you. As you know, Philippians 4:10-13 was a big part of Randy. It gave him the courage and strength to fight cancer. Like Paul's gratitude toward the Philippians, it is our gratitude to the community during this ...

Seeking support for City Council

To the Editor:I would like to announce that I'm running for the Ward 2 City Council position in Fairmont.Four years ago, I took a job transfer and moved from the neighboring community of Jackson. I'm employed as the plant manager for Cemstone Ready Mix in Fairmont and oversee 12 ...

Komen event raised $9,404

To the Editor:Rose Lake Golf Club and Susan G. Komen would like to thank all the golfers, volunteers and sponsors of our 9th annual Rally for the Cure golf outing. I would like to personally thank all of our members, who, besides all their other support, loaned their carts to golfers for this ...

Board offers its thanks

To the Editor:Heritage Acres wants to thank all the people who put their tractors and cars on display for Threshing Day. What a great lineup we had. Hopefully next year we will have more and have a parade of tractors and cars in the afternoon.Also, thanks to all the volunteers who helped sit in ...

Thanks for help

To the Editor:The Martin County Courthouse has 15 flags and flag poles donated by various individuals and groups erected along Lake Avenue by the Grace Lutheran Church Service Project. The flags could not remain flying overnight without proper lighting.The flag-lighting project was completed ...

Support appreciated

To the Editor:On Aug. 11, Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties hosted an "Appreciation Night" as a way to thank and recognize the years of service our licensed county foster families have provided. They open up their homes and dedicate their lives to (foster) children in need.About ...

Eye Clinic grateful

To the Editor:I would like to publicly thank the benefactors of the Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation as well as the Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation itself for their recent support of the Eye Clinic. The benefactors of the Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation have purchased ...

Support truly appreciated

To the Editor:Lakeside Cemetery would like to extend a huge thank you for your support of our cemetery. Your generous contribution is greatly appreciated. Any and all contributions are welcome and put to good use for the general maintenance and preservation of the grounds.We are so blessed to ...

Readers’ Views

Please vote in primaryTo the Editor:My name is Michael Edman, and I am running for Fairmont School Board on Aug. 9. It is difficult to garner the interest of voters during late summer primaries, but I encourage everyone to vote Aug. 9.I am a 1998 graduate of Fairmont High School. I enjoyed ...