Classic tractor ride set for July 26

TRUMAN — A summer scavenger hunt for any student who has finished grades 3-8 will be held 5-7 p.m. today at the Truman Public School Library. Come to the library at the school for instructions. The event is free.

There will be a scavenger hunt on school grounds with a prize and snack at the end for all who come.

You can even check out a book or two and bring it back at the next event or when school starts.

Parents are welcome, but not required to attend.


Jaguar fall volleyball registration, open to area girls entering grades 4-6, is due by July 20. This program teaches basic volleyball skills and is a traveling league with other schools.

Games are played 9 a.m. Saturday mornings during September and October.

Those registered will be contacted about practices as soon as they are determined.

The fee for the program and a tee-shirt is $30. Please make checks payable to Truman Community Education and turn it into the Truman High School office with the registration form by July 20.

If you have questions, contact Coach Nikki Smith at (507) 230-3703 or Courtney at Truman Community Education (507) 327-6917.


A firearm safety class taught by Chuck Strenge for those ages 11 and older will be held 7-9 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 3 in the board conference room at Truman High School. Class size limited to 20.

Mail registration and $10 fee to Truman Area Community Education, 401 E. First St. South, Truman, MN 56088 by July 25, with student name and phone number.

The firearm safety class consists of classroom and field experience in the safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility. The field experience allows students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms. It includes live fire on a rifle range.

For more information, Call Courtney at (507) 327-6917 or email her at studerc@truman.k12.mn.us


Another session of morning and evening swimming lessons begin Monday. The morning lessons are for seven days and the evening lessons are for five days. Classes offered are: Parent tot/preschool/levels 1-7 and Guard Start. The cost is $35 per session, per child. For more information or to enroll your children, call the Truman swimming pool during pool hours at (507) 776-8561 or Kim at (507) 402-0830.


If you plan to use your golf cart during Truman Days, make sure you have the required permit. The fee is $10. You must have a certificate of insurance, fill out an application and be a licensed driver to drive it in Truman. You can get your permit at City Hall.

All golf carts are required to have a slow-moving vehicle sign, headlights and taillights.

If you are going to be in the Truman Days parade, you can get a free permit sticker for your golf cart. All permits are available at City Hall during office hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Truman Library is hosting “Food is Fun” with Hy-Vee’s dietician beginning 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Truman Community Building. There is no cost to attend this program and no need to register.


Anyone who wears their bike helmets and parks their bicycles in the bike rack in front of the Truman Library and Truman Pool will be rewarded.


Truman classic tractor ride begins with the lineup at 7:30 a.m. July 26 at Prairieland Solid Waste just northeast of Truman. Pictures will be taken at the John Deere parking lot, coffee and rolls at Elm Creek Agronomy, a ride around Buffalo Lake, a stop at the Droegemueller farm to view antique tractors, and back to Truman for a noon lunch at Graf Park for all participants.

If you have any questions, contact Bob at (507) 236-8218, Brad at (507) 236-5216, Jerry at (507) 236-8218, or Jim at (507) 236-1655.


A notice to Truman residents about tree branches over city streets and sidewalks. Branches must be at least 12 feet above streets and 8 feet above sidewalks. Branches 3 inches in diameter or less can be hauled to the city burn site at no charge.


Truman Days all-city garage sales will have 44 sale locations that begin July 25. Flyers describing sale locations, times and items for sale at each sale will be available this Saturday at most Truman stores. Please read the descriptions of each sale to find out what dates and times each sale participants have chosen.


New for Truman Days will be the silent auction. It will be held at Graf Park from noon to 2 p.m. July 27. They will have more than 20 items, with nine of them valued over $100.