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Schumann to mark 90th birthday

FAIRMONT — Betty J. Schumann of Fairmont will celebrate her 90th birthday Thursday. She was born Jan. 13, 1932. Cards and birthday wishes will reach her at 232 S. Dewey St., Apt. 105, Fairmont, MN 56031.

Eisenmenger to celebrate 90th birthday

FAIRMONT — Darlene Eisenmenger will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday. She was born Jan. 5, 1932. Cards and birthday wishes will reach her at 571 Southport Dr., Fairmont, MN 56031.

Bents to celebrate 90th birthday

CEYLON — Marlen Bents of Ceylon will celebrate his 90th birthday Saturday. He was born Jan. 1, 1932. Cards and birthday greetings will reach him at PO Box 276, Ceylon, MN 56121.

Sokoloski to celebrate 90th birthday

FAIRMONT — Alice Sokoloski will celebrate her 90th birthday Wednesday. She was born Dec. 8, 1931. Cards and birthday greetings will reach her at 850 Goldfinch St., Apt. 219, Fairmont, MN 56031.

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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 ...

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Shoen-Bitting married Sept. 18

TRUMAN — Kayley Jo Shoen and Tyler David Bitting were married Sept. 18, 2021, at The Hidden Acre in Waverly, Iowa, with David Stevens officiating the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Don and Dawn Shoen of Truman, Eric and Colleen Dunlap of Hannibal, Mo., and the late Jason ...

Mathiason-Richter wed Sept. 3

GRANADA — Miranda Mathiason and Jon Richter were married Sept. 3, 2021, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Minn. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Jill Mathiason of Granada, and Bruce and Linda Richter of Kasota, Minn. Maid of honor was Madeline Mathiason, sister of ...

Homan-Petschke married Aug. 14

MADELIA — Kathryn Homan and Christian Petschke were married Aug. 14, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato, with Fr. John Kunz and Fr. Jim Berning officiating. Parents of the couple are Doug and Mary Homan of Mankato, Jeff Petschke of Fairmont, and the late Tamara ...

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 ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Langfords to celebrate 50th anniversary

FAIRMONT — Mel and Sue Langford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married Jan. 15, 1972. Cards and anniversary wishes will reach them at 1964 60th St., Fairmont, MN 56031.

Hardecopfs to celebrate 50th anniversary

ARMSTRONG — Delmer and Kathy (Meier) Hardecopf of Armstrong, Iowa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married Dec. 11, 1971. Cards and anniversary wishes will reach them at 106 500th St., Armstrong, IA 50514.

Wagners to celebrate 55th anniversary

FAIRMONT — Harold and Avis Wagner will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married Nov. 26, 1966. Cards and anniversary wishes will reach them at 2811 Roland Ave., Fairmont, MN 56031.

Shottenkirks to celebrate 65th anniversary

SWEA CITY — A card shower honoring Clyde and Lorrie Shottenkirk’s 65th wedding anniversary is requested. They were married Nov. 4, 1956. Cards and anniversary wishes will reach them at 207 Cedar Ave. West, P.O. Box 429, Swea City, IA 50590.

People & Events | VIEW ALL

People and Events

Service Club to hold meeting Tuesday Fairmont Service Club will meet noon Tuesday at the Best Western in Fairmont. The program this week will feature Cathy Reynolds, City Administrator for the City of Fairmont. The public is always welcome to join club members for these programs. For more ...

People and Events

History presentation Tuesday in Northrop The MLHS Parent/Teacher League will offer an interactive history presentation "The Viking Age", will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25. at Martin Luther High School in Northrop. Times will be 9-11:15 a.m. for students in grades 5-8 and from noon to 2:15 p.m. ...

People and Events

January free meal Sunday at SJV St. John Vianney Hope Café will be serving their free January meal in-person at 5 p.m. on Sunday. All are invited to join them for a delicious dinner at St. John Vianney Church, 901 S. Prairie Ave., Fairmont. If you are unable to join them in person due to ...

People and Events

Welcome Festival fundraiser set this Friday Welcome Summer Festival will hold their third fundraiser with a meal to be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Welcome Legion in Welcome. The meal will consist of smoked pork chop, baked potato, green bean casserole and dinner roll. The price is a ...

New Arrivals | VIEW ALL

New Arrivals

Frances Evans Nyberg-Reeve, daughter of Matt Reeve and Kara Nyberg of Golden Valley, Minn., was born Dec. 11, 2021, in Golden Valley. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Lynn and Beth Reeve of Fairmont, and Kent and Wendy Nyberg of Bovey, Minn.

New Arrivals

Addison Marie Weis, daughter of Steven and Sara Weis of Mankato, was born Nov. 29, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, Minn. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Rod and Laurie DeBoer of Fairmont, and Mark and Ann Weis of Chanhassen.

New Arrivals

Anna Rose Bormann, daughter of Adam and Kaitlin Bormann of Fairmont, was born Dec. 9, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Brian and Cindy Bormann of West Bend, Iowa, and Mark and Teresa Depuydt of Mankato.

New Arrivals

Harvey John Sens and Thomas Vernon Sens, twin sons of John and Theresa Sens of Story City, Iowa, were born Nov. 7, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. Harvey weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and Thomas weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces. The twins have a big sister, Hester. Grandparents are Paul and Mary Edman of ...