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Allen to celebrate 80th birthday

FAIRMONT — James “Jim” Allen will celebrate his 80th birthday Saturday. He was born Oct. 31, 1940. Cards and birthday wishes will reach him at 323 E. 12th St., Fairmont, MN 56031

Bell to celebrate 90th birthday

BLUE EARTH — Marian Bell of Blue Earth will celebrate her 90th birthday Monday with a drive-by to honor her from 6-7 p.m. at her home, 420 N. Sailor St. She was born Oct. 19, 1930. Cards will reach her at 420 N. Sailor St., Blue Earth, MN 56013.

Garbers to celebrate 80th birthday

FAIRMONT — John “Jack” Garbers will celebrate his 80th birthday Tuesday. He was born Oct. 6, 1940. Cards will reach him at 1637 - 230th Ave., Fairmont, MN 56031.

Bulfer to celebrate 101st birthday

FAIRMONT — Fern Bulfer will celebrate her 101st birthday Wednesday. She was born Sept. 23, 1919. Cards will reach her at Maplewood, 620 Summit Ave., Apt. 215, Fairmont MN 56031.

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Fitzloff-Werner to wed Aug. 29

FAIRMONT — Taleah Fitzloff and Joshua Werner announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Randy Fitzloff of Fairmont, Karla Fitzloff of Truman, Otto Werner of Fairmont, and Randy and Kim Rouse of Sioux Falls. Taleah is employed at Burtis Chiropractic in ...

McCall-McConnell to wed Aug. 29

ARMSTRONG — Sarah Danielle McCall and Caleb Robert McConnell announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Dan McCall of Algona, Iowa, Tricia Pierson of Truman, and Bob and Lisa McConnell of Armstrong. Sarah graduated from Bishop Garrigan in 2013, and Iowa ...

Whaley-Heinrich to wed July 11

FAIRMONT — Courtney Whaley and Justin Heinrich announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Mark and Liz Whaley of Brookings, S.D., Deb Heinrich of Fairmont, and the late Rod Heinrich. A July 11 wedding will be held at the ICON in Sioux Falls. The couple ...

Slaughter-Bock to wed Aug. 15

FAIRMONT — Jen Slaughter and Randy Bock announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Art and Linda Juergens of Fairmont, and Arlen and Bonnie Bock of Truman. Jen works for the Martin County West school district, while Randy is employed by the city of ...

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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 ...

Whaley-Heinrich wed July 11

FAIRMONT — Courtney Lee Whaley and Justin Patrick Heinrich were married July 11, 2020, at the ICON in Sioux Falls, S.D., with Pastor John Heille officiating. Parents of the couple are Mark and Elizabeth Whaley of Brookings, S.D., Deb Heinrich of Fairmont, and the late Rod Heinrich. Matron ...

Dressen-Sokoloski wed June 20

FAIRMONT — Rebecca Dressen and Brian Sokoloski were married June 20, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Reverend Steven Wilson officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Chuck and Sandy Dressen of Trimont, Randy and Kim Sokoloski of Fairmont. Maid of honor was ...

Christensen-Bursaw wed May 23

EAST CHAIN — Dawn Christensen and Tim Bursaw were married May 23, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Chain. Father Beerman officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dolores Bursaw of Fairmont, the late Curt and Linda Christensen, and the late Duane Bursaw. Matron of ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Felbers to celebrate 70 years

FAIRMONT — Stan and Betty Felber of Fairmont will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Oct. 9, 1950. Cards will reach them at 1334 Oak Beach Dr., Fairmont, MN 56031.

Bartzes to celebrate 60 years

FAIRMONT — Daryl and Carol Bartz will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married Sept. 24, 1960. Cards will reach them at 2075 Knollwood Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031.

Gratzes to celebrate 60th anniversary

FAIRMONT — Norman and Violet Gratz will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Sept. 25, 1960. Cards will reach them at 2312 70th St., Fairmont, MN 56031.

Richards to celebrate 70 years

FAIRMONT — Douglas and Dorothy Richards of Fairmont will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Wednesday. They were married Sept. 23, 1950. Cards and anniversary wishes will reach them at 1940 Knollwood Dr., Fairmont, MN 56031.

People & Events | VIEW ALL

People and Events

Blood donation opportunity next week American Red Cross blood drive will be held 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 S. Grant St. in Fairmont. The Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible individuals to give blood to help prevent blood shortages that could result from ...

People and Events

License Center to close for updating Minnesota DPS-DVS will be updating to the new MNDRIVE computer system effective Nov. 16. Due to this update all motor vehicle and drivers license service will be suspended online and in person from Nov. 11-14. Martin County License Center will be closed ...

People and Events

Regional Worship Center plans breakfast Regional Worship Center in Sherburn will host a community breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Monday at their facility located at 2 Crossroads Dr. in Sherburn. During this time they will not be serving buffet. The meal will be served as ordered. There ...

People and Events

CER announces upcoming activity Community Education and Recreation (CER) will hold a virtual cooking class from 9-10 a.m. on Nov. 14. A person will be with you live to assist, offer suggestions and answer questions. The fee is $19. The deadline to register is Nov. 5. For more ...

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New Arrivals

Chase Matthew Sauck, son of Matthew and Ashley Sauck of Granada, was born Oct. 12, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces. He has a brother, Henry. Grandparents are Patrick and Pamela Gerken, Brian and Linda Sauck, all of Fairmont.

New Arrivals

Emma Elaine Young, daughter of Zachary and Allison Young of Fairmont, was born Sept. 30, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Greg and Jody Mitchell of Fairmont, and Kelly Krueger of Highland Park, Ill.

Births

Solvej Jane Hansen, daughter of Zach and Lori Hansen of Welcome, was born Sept. 1, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. She has a brother, Nolan and two sisters, Harper and Freja. Grandparents are Kim Greischar, John Gormally, Kandi Doyle, Mark ...

Salzman to celebrate 80th birthday

TRIMONT — Steve Salzman of Trimont will celebrate his 80th birthday Wednesday. He was born Sept. 30, 1940. Cards will reach him at P.O. Box 63, Trimont, MN 56176.