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Ordinance will improve city’s appearance

FAIRMONT— Fairmont’s new vacant building ordinance aims to rid the city of blight while also addressing safety concerns. The ordinance was adopted by the council in late October and goes into effect on the first of the new year. The ordinance first came to the Fairmont City Council in ...

Holiday quilts displayed at Red Rock

FAIRMONT— A tasteful display of Christmas colors and patterns can be viewed at the Prairie Star Quilt Guild’s holiday quilt show. The show can be viewed at the Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont beginning today. Deb Wallace, a member of the guild, said they wanted to do Christmas or ...

Craft/vendor show Saturday

TRUMAN — Come to Aardvarks for the meat raffle starting 6 p.m. on Friday night. Proceeds go to the Truman High School Trap Team. Do all your Christmas or birthday shopping at the craft/vendor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building. There will be many unique ...

City looking to fill board positions

FAIRMONT— The city of Fairmont has several openings on several boards and commissions and is looking for volunteers to fill them. City Administrator, Cathy Reynolds, said, “We encourage people to find an area that they’re interested in.” Reynolds said at the beginning of every year ...

Free movie showing Saturday

SHERBURN — CREST Lunch and Learn event will be held 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn, and will center around Christmas fun and games and the lunch will be Christmas food. This is open to anyone in Martin County and a free will donation is the cost ...

What happened to ‘respectfully disagree’?

There was a time when members of Congress referred to each other as “distinguished gentlemen” or “honorable representatives,” even as they were ripping each other’s positions on this or that issue. Lately, however, congress men and women have been targeting each other with racist, ...