People and Events

CER announces upcoming activities

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation will hold two community activities beginning this week. First there will be a Zumba “Flair” class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, or from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, in cafeteria B at Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria St., Fairmont. (Please enter through door #21). The instructor will be Sue Mosloski. The class is perfect for those looking for a modified Zumba class that re-creates the original dance moves at a lower intensity. It focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, inner core, flexibility and balance. The cost for the class is $33. A drop-in fee of $5.50 per session is available. There will also be an advanced dog obedience class from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 12, and 19, in the annex gymnasium at Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria St., Fairmont. The class will include basic dog obedience plus distance running, off leash with all obedience commands, whistle sit and whistle come. The instructor is Gary Hamman, who will authorize all registrations. Please state breed and age of dog when registering. Please bring to the class: a one-foot leash, six-foot leash, 20-foot leash and dog training whistle. The fee is $106. For more information, call the instructor at (507) 235-9030, or contact the CER office at (507) 235-3141.

Fenton Library to host Friday event

Fenton Public Library will host Bill Newbrough as their kick off speaker for their 2019 Fenton Forum Series 6 p.m. Friday in the meeting room at the Fenton Library in Fenton, Iowa. Newbrough is a native Iowan who has lived in Laos since 1970 and is the founder of JungleVine Foundation. He will give a presentation on his experiences while living in Laos and talk about the country’s history, ecology and artistry of the Khmer culture. All are welcome. For questions, call library director, Michele Espe at (515) 889-2333.

Martin Luther sophomores to sponsor chili event

Martin Luther High School of Northrop, class of 2021, is looking for chili chefs who would like to compete in a Chili Challenge competition to be held 5-7 p.m. Jan. 29, at MLHS in Northrop. Registration is FREE and due by Jan. 15. First place competitors will win a $30 HyVee card and second place will win a $20 card. To register, call (507) 436-5249 or go online to Chili tasting and voting is open to the general public on Jan. 29 for a cost of $5.

College News

Lindsey Jacobs of Blue Earth was named to the dean’s list for the 2018 fall term at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.


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