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Man facing drug charge

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Jason Robert Hybbert, 34, has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Sept. 18, a Fairmont ...

Kahler offers look at batik pieces

Char Kahler is the featured artist for the month at Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. She is a well-known community member involved in many groups and organizations. She is also a well-rounded artist who has been successful with several different art forms. This month, Kahler’s ...

Brodt focuses on the fun

Fairmont resident Midlred Brodt is well known for her many contributions to the community over the years. Now the community will have a chance to celebrate her extraordinary life and accomplishments as she looks back on 100 years of making the most out of each moment. A Nebraska native, Brodt ...

Vaping by youth targeted

FAIRMONT — A community conversation about E-cigarettes and vaping took place this week at Fairmont High School. It will continue around town. “E-cigarette use has exploded across all our high schools in Minnesota,” said Elizabeth Heimer of the American Lung Association. “In Minnesota, ...

City thankful for volunteers

CEYLON — Coffee hours for the month of October continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. This is the last month for the coffee hours until April. Join friends and neighbors on Tuesdays in October for great brew and good fellowship. n A Red Cross ...

Briefly

Correction An article in Friday’s edition included incorrect dates for the city’s annual leaf pickup. The correct schedule is as follow: o Section 2 — Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 – Residences between Blue Earth Avenue/Lake Avenue and Lair Road/Cardinal Street. o Section 3 — Nov. 5-9 – ...

GHEC trims levy hike

GRANADA — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board set a proposed 2019 property tax levy Thursday. In a 6-0 vote, the board voted to set the levy at $200,000 below the maximum of roughly $1.8 million. Superintendent Mandy Fletcher said the levy is an increase from this year, but ...

Police seek mental patient

DUNNELL — A Dunnell man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Phillip Harold Horswell, 50, has been charged with escaping from custody, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $3,000 fine. On Sept. 23, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a ...

Man facing assault charge

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Lazarous Lazaro Thomas, 22, has been charged with assault in the third degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Sept. 17, a Fairmont police ...

Blood drive slated in Welcome

WELCOME — Monday will be the first of October and senior citizens will meet for their monthly potluck meal at noon at the Welcome Legion Hall, with fellowship to follow. All area senior citizens are encouraged to attend. n Tuesday will be a busy day. Coffee hours for the month of ...

Teen’s aim: Find way to help others

Helping others inevitably means a little bit of self-sacrifice, whether in time or money. But that sacrifice can bring us greater joy than if we had kept our efforts to ourselves. 13-year-old Jazlyn Geerdes learned this lesson when she sacrificed some of her time and effort to help purchase ...

Meals on Wheels maintains tradition

FAIRMONT — Meals on Wheels America is an organization that supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. The program relies on volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to seniors. Fairmont has its own program, ...

Homecoming parade set

TRUMAN — Congratulations to Truman High School homecoming king Clay Gieseke and queen Alyssa Nagorske. n Plan to attend the community homecoming parade beginning 4:30 p.m. Friday. Then, from 5:30-7 p.m., there will be a tailgate party sponsored by Profinium. Truman High School alumni ...

PUC crew earns praise

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday offered praise and gratitude to Marty Meixell, the city’s electric distribution superintendent, and his crew for their outstanding efforts in restoring power to the community following Thursday night’s storm. “We lost the ...

County: It’s an emergency

FAIRMONT — Martin County commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday to declare a state of emergency in the county, because of a violent storm that passed through the area less than one week ago. The brief rain and wind storm hit Fairmont about 6 p.m. Thursday and lasted only about 20 ...

Fairmont Area: Levy going down

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday approved a proposed 2019 property tax levy reduction of 0.19 percent. “It’s a small reduction, but it’s still a reduction. Our property taxes will be reduced by $11,063,” said Superintendent Joe Brown. He explained that the reduction ...

City leader offers update

FAIRMONT — Fairmont City Administrator Mike Humpal covered a myriad of municipal topics as guest speaker Tuesday at the Fairmont Exchange Club meeting. Club members offered comments and questions, with the proposed community center and cleanup from the recent storm creating the most ...

Bowlmor wins funding

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Economic Development Authority has unanimously approved a $15,000 loan for Bowlmor Lanes to update its 25-year-old scoring system. The system will include new television screens above the lanes. Cost of the project is almost $89,000. Linsey Preuss, Fairmont ...

Truman man facing charges

TRUMAN — A Truman man is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Skiler John Hovenga, 28, has been charged with burglary in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; attempted theft of a firearm, which carries a maximum penalty of ...

MCW holds homecoming

SHERBURN — This is homecoming week at Martin County West. Nick Beseke and Chey Owens were crowned king and queen at the coronation ceremony Monday evening. Nic Potthoff and Abby Bachenberg were named prince and princess. Other members of the homecoming court were Madison Klima, Karlee ...