People & Events

CREST looking for volunteer drivers

CREST is looking for individuals who enjoy driving and have a desire to help people keep their medical appointments, go to the grocery store, attend social engagements or run errands. CREST provides transportation to residents of Martin County who, for a variety of reasons, do not drive or cannot drive. CREST volunteers take those in need to local engagements as well as to out-of-town medical appointments, for which the volunteer is given a gas card to help with expenses. Those interested in helping provide CREST transportation services may call the CREST office at (507) 235-3833 and ask for a volunteer application.

Ruby’s Pantry plans food distribution

Ruby’s Pantry, a community food outreach program, will hold a food distribution from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at East Chain Evangelical Free Church, 507 280th Ave., rural East Chain. There are no income or residency guidelines. Ruby’s Pantry is funded by the $20 cash donation per participant for operational costs. Those attending are asked to bring two large boxes or laundry baskets for the food. For more information, call (507) 236-4653, email goodnews@rubyspantry.org, or visit their website at www.rubyspantry.org

Koenck reunion slated Saturday in Fairmont

The Koenck family, formerly of the Welcome area, will hold a family reunion noon Saturday at Gomsrud Park in Fairmont. All family members are welcome.

College News

Lacey Benz of Blue Earth was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business while Anna Hernes of Fairmont was awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing following the 2019 spring semester at Bethel University in St. Paul.


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