People & Events

Great Books to meet

Great Books will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at the home of Ginny Riedesel, Maplewood Residence, 620 Summit Dr., No. 306, Fairmont. The story is “Williamsburg Bridge” by John Edgar Wideman.

55 Alive driving course offered

Mark Fujan of State Farm Insurance will offer a free 55 Alive/Defensive Driving Course on Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Fairmont. Tax and legal tips will begin at 4 p.m., with the class starting at 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested. There is limited seating, so those interested are asked to call as soon as possible to register. Drivers 55 and older can save money on their auto insurance by attending the course. To register, call (507) 235-5573.

CER announces upcoming activity

Fairmont Community Education and Recreation will hold a community activity next week. There will be an Introduction to Instant Pot Cooking class from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Room S122 at Fairmont High School. Fairmont Women of Today will host the class. There will be demonstrations and basic information about the “Instant Pot” and how to simplify cooking by using it. Space is limited to 12 participants. Fee for the class is $11 per person. Pre-register before Jan. 14. For more information, contact the CER office at (507) 235-3141.

College News

Adam Carstensen of Fairmont was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria.

Stephanie Beto of Easton was placed on the honors list for the fall semester at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Minnesota Duluth: Blue Earth — Olivia Myers; Bricelyn — Kaylan Legred; Dunnell — Latisha Forsberg; Fairmont — Tyler Abel, Myah Lytle; St. James — Chenoa Depoppe; Winnebago — Jennifer Scheid.