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Look who’s turning 90!

Pat Samlaska will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 19, 2021. Please help celebrate her big day by sending cards to her at: Pat Samlaska, Lakeview Methodist Health Care center, 610 Summit Dr., Room 332, Fairmont, MN 56031 Thank you! She would love hearing from you!

Behne will celebrate 90th

A 90th birthday for Charlene Behne will be celebrated 2-4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Join Charlene and family for lunch, entertainment and conversation.

Diekmann to celebrate 80 years

Sharon Diekmann of Fairmont will be celebrating her 80th birthday on Tuesday. Good wishes to you Sharon.

VonFeldt celebrating 80 years of life

Liz VonFeldt, of Fairmont, will be celebrating her 80th birthday Sept. 28. Birthday wishes will reach her at 1310 Adams Avenue, Apt. 311, Fairmont, MN, 56031.

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Lopau-Stoel to wed Sept. 18

FAIRMONT — Courtney Lopau and Matthew Stoel announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Mike and Dawn Lopau of Fairmont, Leon and Tammy Stoel of Sioux Falls, S.D. Courtney graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 2017 and South Dakota State University ...

Abitz-Duderstadt to marry Aug. 13

FAIRMONT — Jennifer Abitz and John Duderstadt Jr. of Fairmont announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Shelly Abitz, and Susan Struss and John Duderstadt Sr. John owns and operates Replay Video Games, Electronics and More located on Downtown ...

Benck-Jensen to marry Aug. 7

EAST CHAIN — Amy Benck and Reid Jensen announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are John and Dixie Benck of East Chain, and Daryl and Virginia Jensen of Fairmont. Amy is licensed as a home childcare provider, while Reid is employed in maintenance at Goldfinch ...

Shoen-Bitting to marry September 18

TRUMAN — Kayley Shoen and Tyler Bitting announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Don and Dawn Shoen of Truman, Eric and Colleen Dunlap of Hannibal, Mo., and the late Jason Bitting. Kayley graduated from Martin Luther High School in 2015 and Wartburg ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Abitz and Duderstadt wed

FAIRMONT — Jennifer Abitz and John Duderstadt Jr. were married on August 13, 2021 at Hand’s Park in rural Fairmont with Brandon Hollingsworth officiating the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Shelly Abitz and Perry and Susan Struss, all of Fairmont, John Duderstadt Sr. of ...

Soelter-Sabella married June 26

MORAVIA, IOWA — Mikayla Soelter and Jacob Sabella were married Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa. Parents of the couple are Tim and Sandy Soelter of Fairmont, and John Sabella and Linda Sabella of Algonquin, Ill. Maid of Honor was Janiese Jensen. Bridesmaids ...

Jensen-Berhow married June 19

FAIRMONT — Lori Ann Jensen and Jarad Paul Berhow were married June 19, 2021, at the East Chain Activity Center in East Chain, with Mr. Russell Steele officiating the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Russell and Carol Jensen, and Perry and Val Berhow, all of Fairmont, and the late Ann ...

Slaughter-Bock wed Aug. 15

FAIRMONT — Jennifer Ann Slaughter and Randall Arlen Bock were married Aug. 15, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Galena in rural Ormsby. Pastor John Meyer officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Art and Linda Juergens of Fairmont, and Arlen and Bonnie Bock of Truman. Matron of ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Landsteiners celebrate 70 years

Vincent and Anna Landsteiner will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with a dance at the KC Hall in Fairmont, starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Music by Steve Lang and Bob Petrowiak. All are welcome, no gifts please.

Palmquist celebrate 60th

Rod and Diane Palmquist of Fairmont will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married October 14,1961. Cards and anniversary wishes will reach them at 2905 Lynn St., Fairmont, MN 56031

Rowans to celebrate 50 years

Randy and Pat Rowan of Fairmont will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 9th. They were married October 9th, 1971. Cards can reach them at them at 600 S. Idaho Road Lot 217 Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Abelson’s to celebrate Golden Anniversary

Vic and Diana (Luhman) Abelson of Welcome are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 8. They were married Oct. 8 1971. Cards can reach them at P.O. Box 241, Welcome, MN, 56181.

People & Events | VIEW ALL

People and Events

City of Fairmont to hold conversations event Join City staff for ‘Conversations with the City’ from 5-6 p.m. Thursday in room 012 at the SMEC building located at 115 Park St. South, Fairmont. During their listening tour, Fairmont City staff will be answering questions and listening to ...

People and Events

Early Risers set Wednesday meeting Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Fairmont will meet 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Ranch Restaurant, Fairmont. The program this week will feature Stephanie Busiahn, director of Fairmont Community Education & Recreation. The public is invited to attend. Coat ...

People and Events

Blood drive to honor Ezra Kono An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of Ezra Kono to celebrate his 5th birthday and help raise awareness of the need for blood donations 12-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 E. 7th St. in Blue Earth. CREST to host “A ...

People and Events

Spice of Life Meeting to Feature Having fun together for caregivers and their care partner is not an everyday happening in a world of medical appointments and health concerns. And yet, its’ a needed time together. The CREST “Spice of Life” program is open to all caregivers/care partners ...

New Arrivals | VIEW ALL

New Arrivals

Jace Joseph Rosol, son of Ben and Kirsten Rosol of Fairmont, was born Aug. 17, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Rob and Ruth True and Joe and Jolene Rosol.

Brynlee Elyse Looft

Brynlee Elyse Looft, daughter of Matthew and Brittney Looft of Swea City, Iowa, was born July 30, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. She has brothers, Brayden and Brysen. Grandparents are Mike and Staci Looft of Armstrong, Iowa, Roger and Barb ...

Stella Byers

Stella Byers, daughter of Tyler Byers and Jordan Fausch of Fairmont, was born June 8, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Doug and Mary Byers, and Scott and Lisa Fausch, all of Fairmont.

Ridley Clay Schoellerman

Ridley Clay Schoellerman, son of Casey and Courtney Schoellerman of Fairmont, was born July 12, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. He has a sister, Della. Grandparents are Roger and Faye Schoellerman of Beresford, S.D., and Bruce and Michelle ...