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Grain tube can save lives

WELCOME — Congratulations to the Welcome Fire Department on its award of a rescue grain tube and the training to go with it.

They received two grants from CFS and Land O’Lakes and from the National Education Center for Agriculture and did the training on Thursday.

Rural fire departments need this extra rescue equipment since they are usually the first to arrive when someone is trapped within the grain in a bin. Seconds count in that situation.

Hopefully farmers are being safe when entering bins and the fire department will not have to use it.

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Welcome Fire Department and township meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Welcome Legion. Note the change of location as the street by the fire hall is under construction.

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Welcome Historical Society Museum is closed for the fall/winter until April. If anyone would like to visit the museum, please call Marsha Williams at (507) 236-2034 to set up an appointment.

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Congratulations to Jon and Karen Helvig and Dan and Kendra Helvig from the Welcome/Truman area on being named the Martin County Farm Family for 2019.

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Condolences to the family of Duane Anderson of Welcome who passed away. He had a body shop and drove truck in the area. He will be missed.

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Tuesday coffee hours for the month of August continue from 8:30-10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. They will have good brew and treats. Join friends and neighbors for good fellowship each Tuesday in August.

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Don’t forget the Kinship Summer Hunger lunch from 12:15-12:45 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in Welcome across from Weiss Milling. Thank you to all the Valero volunteers for serving the lunch for anyone free of charge.

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September will bring Sunday school to area churches and a return to the fall schedules. Watch for more information.

The summer schedule for the Circle of Faith congregations has Waverly offering a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service, while Trinity and St. Peter churches have 8:30 a.m. Sunday services.

St. Paul’s UCC has 9 a.m. Sunday services this summer.

All area residents are welcome to join these congregations for summer worship.

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