People & Events

Genealogical Society to meet today

Martin County Genealogical Society will meet 9 a.m. today at the Pioneer Museum, 304 E. Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont. The museum recently had all Martin County newspapers digitized. The program will consist of a short demonstration of how to access the new records. Members and anyone interested in genealogy may attend. The group will not meet in July. For more information, call Dona at (507) 236-0996, Carol at (507) 236-2599 or email mcgs@frontier.com

Gazebo concerts continue in Blue Earth

A series of free lunchtime concerts titled “Tunes at Noon in June (at the Gazebo)” will continue Tuesday at Gazebo Park at the corner of Sixth and Main Street in downtown Blue Earth. The concerts will begin at 12:05 p.m. each Tuesday in June. The concerts will feature local musicians. The public is invited.

Historical Society to offer program

A PowerPoint program entitled “People of Martin County’s Past” will be shown 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pioneer Museum in Fairmont. There is no charge. The public is invited to attend.

Fairmont City Band to hold concert

Fairmont City Band will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sylvania Park band shell in Fairmont. Intermission entertainment will be provided by a group of baton twirlers. IHD committee will operate the concession stand, with proceeds going toward Interlaken Heritage Days. Band rehearsal will be held 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the band shell. City Band is always looking for new members. Those who have completed 10th grade may join. For more information, call Bev Tenney at (507) 235-3479 or Dianne Bittenbinder at (507) 238-2805.

Libraries to host ‘Wild Things Zoo’

Area library staffs will host “Wild Things Zoo.” Programs will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairmont Library, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Truman Community Building. Additional shows will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trimont Municipal Building and 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sherburn Theater. Visitors can see animals up close and learn more about their lives and habitat. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Fairmont library at (507) 238-4207.

College News

The following area students were awarded degrees and honors during a commencement ceremony held June 1 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter: Blue Earth — Kaitlyn Olsen, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Calvin Sanders, bachelor’s degree in psychological science; Winnebago — Kaleb Krengel, bachelor’s degree in psychological science (magna cum laude); Luke Schavey, bachelor’s degree in nursing.