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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.

Sickler to celebrate 80th birthday

ESTHERVILLE — Gwen Sickler, formerly of Sherburn, will celebrate her 80th birthday Thursday. She was born Sept. 24, 1940. Cards will reach her at 108 N. 18th St., Estherville, IA 51334.

Dobie to mark 80th birthday

TRUMAN — Charlotte Dobie of Truman will celebrate her 80th birthday Thursday. She was born Sept. 17, 1940. Cards and birthday wishes will reach her at 114 W. First St. S., Truman, MN 56088.

Goebel to celebrate 85th birthday

FAIRMONT — Marvin Goebel of Fairmont will celebrate his 85th birthday Sunday. He was born Sept. 6, 1935. Cards and birthday wishes will reach him at 618 Willow St., 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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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 ...

Weddings

FAIRMONT — Emily Brolsma and Kyle Peters were married Feb. 1, 2020, at Woods Chapel in Long Lake. Parents of the couple are Greg and Pam Brolsma of Fairmont, and Steve and Cheryl Peters of Andover. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Klütz of Denver, Colo., sister of the bride, Amina Ibrahim, ...

Korte-Jones married Feb. 24

FAIRMONT — Rachel Korte and Andrew Jones were married Feb. 24, 2020, at Now Sapphire Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Joel and Diane Armbrust of Fairmont, Lynn Korte of Augusta, Ga., Randy and Mary Johnson of Mankato, and the late David Jones. Maid of honor was ...

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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.

Farnhams to celebrate 50 years

FAIRMONT — Archie and Marsha Farnham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Sept. 18, 1970. Cards will reach them at 1014 S. State St., Fairmont, MN 56031.

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People & Events

IHD board elections set for Monday Interlaken Heritage Days board and committee will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday in the shelter house at Gomsrud Park in Fairmont. They will hold board elections, as well as start to make plans for the upcoming year. There are two open board positions, and officers ...

People & Events

Early Risers to meet Wednesday Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Fairmont will meet 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Ranch Restaurant, Fairmont. The program will feature Sonja Fortune, director of Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. She will provide updates and answer questions. The public is ...

People and Events

Exchange Club to meet Tuesday Fairmont Exchange Club will meet noon Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, Fairmont. The program will feature Blake Potthoff, Executive Director of the Fairmont Opera House. The public is always welcome to join club members for these programs. For more information, please ...

People & Events

Relay for Life event planned Sept. 26 Relay for Life of Martin County will hold a drive-through event 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, west of Fairmont. Because of COVID-19, this year’s traditional Relay for Life event was cancelled, so this event is being held to ...

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Births

Remi Elyse Nichols, daughter of Jared and Amy Nichols of Minnetonka, was born Sept. 3, 2020. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. She has a brother, Graham. Grandparents are Bill and Barb Pannkuk of Fairmont.

New Arrivals

Owen John and Bjorn Jordan Botzet, twin sons of Brandon and Johanna Botzet of Columbia Heights, were born Aug. 23, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Owen weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and Bjorn weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Richard and Judy Botzet of Fairmont, ...

New Arrivals

Rilynn Elise Faye Colbert, daughter of Dakota Colbert and Christina Berkness of Fairmont, was born Aug. 18, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. She weighed 8 pounds. She has brothers, Mason and Parker. Grandparents are Sheila Berkness, and Billy and Brandie Boyd, all of Fairmont.

New Arrivals

Asher Brent Oberdieck, son of Evan and Ashlee Oberdieck of Truman, was born July 21, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Brent and Jennie Oberdieck, Lonnie Roloff, Brian Skrove, and Robin Wiebe.