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Bob Garry ends 20-year school board run

GRANADA — Bob Garry recently ended a 20-year run on the Granada-Huntley-East Chain (GHEC) School Board. A former Granda-Huntley student himself, and a former math teacher whose own four children also attended, Garry reflected on his time in an interview with Superintendent Doug ...

Health officials offer vaccine survey

FAIRMONT — According to information provided by Community Health sanitarian Tim Langer, Community Health & Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties is identifying individuals who are eligible and interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. At this time, the agency has ...

Congrats to new Ceylon council

CEYLON — Members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilbert are reminded that there will be a voter's meeting Sunday after the service. Plan now to attend. Congratulations to the new city council members sworn in this week: Mayor John Gibeau, Council Jodi Scott and Judith Perkins. Best wishes ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,646 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1024. The following information is from Friday, January 15: Total number of new cases Martin: 7 Faribault: ...

GHEC students return to school

GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain (GHEC) students returned to in-person learning Thursday, according to Superintendent/Principal Doug Storbeck. “It’s nice to see everybody back in school,” he said. “Prior to Thanksgiving, we had been fully in-person for our elementary students, ...

WELCOME FRA holding fundraiser

WELCOME — Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Welcome City Hall. It will be live streamed on Zoom also. If attending in person, please follow COVID protocol and wear a mask. Condolences to the family of Steven Craig from Welcome. He will be missed. COVID-19 testing ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,018. The following information is from Thursday, January 14: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

FHS looks at vocational facility

FAIRMONT — On Tuesday evening, a public meeting regarding the Fairmont Area School District’s proposed vocational expansion project was held in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the needs for the facility and the programming that will ...

Ceylon council looks ahead

CEYLON — The January meeting for the Ceylon City Council began with the oath of office for the new council members, Judith Perkins and Jodi Scott, and for Mayor John Gibeau. Their voting began with a motion to keep the pay for the council at the usual amount, $45 per meeting. The new members ...

Free COVID testing offered

TRUMAN — If you would like a free COVID-19 test, then go to the Fairmont National Guard Armory. The test is offered noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 14-16, Jan. 20-22, and Jan. 27-30. To help with safe social distancing, please make an appointment if possible. To register, go online to ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,635 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,016. The following information is from Wednesday, January 13: Total number of new cases Martin: ...

FHS students return to school

FAIRMONT — On Tuesday, the Fairmont School Board heard the district’s plan for students’ return to in-person school. Elementary students will return on Monday, Jan. 18 full-time in-person, and high school students will begin on the same day in a hybrid model. Elementary co-principal, ...

Some BEA students to return Jan. 26

BLUE EARTH — The first Blue Earth Area School Board meeting of the year began with Ted Armon, Jeff Eckles and Lindsay Mensing taking the oath of office after the three won election to the board last November. With the full board in place the nominations were opened to elect a chair person. ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,623 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 1,008. The following information is from Tuesday, January 12: Total number of new cases Martin: 6 Faribault: ...

Fairmont talks streets, projects

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council took care of several items for their first meeting Tuesday. The council passed a resolution to accept an engineering report for the proposed 2021 Improvement Program after hearing from Troy Nemmers, Fairmont city engineer/public works director. The ...

City looks at public works facility

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont City Council spent its work session going over a Fairmont Public Works facility project that has been discussed for the past six years. The council met with director of public works and city engineer Troy Nemmers, Joey Wendinger from ISG, and project managers John ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,612 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 998. The following information is from Sunday, January 10: Total number of new cases Martin: 9 Faribault: ...

Fairmont student donates goods

FAIRMONT — Isabell Geiger’s passion for baking and helping others recently combined and led her to donate more than $300 of goods to Heaven’s Table Food Shelf. The Fairmont High School senior shared she began baking with her grandma when she was young. But during the pandemic, and ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,597 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 983. The following information is from Friday, January 8: Total number of new cases Martin: 12 Faribault: ...

Area update: COVID-19

FAIRMONT — According to information from Faribault and Martin County Human Services, Martin County now has a total of 1,585 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while Faribault County has 968. The following information is from Thursday, January 7: Total number of new cases Martin: 3 Faribault: ...