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Ceylon Legion to meet Tuesday

CEYLON — Ceylon Area Historical Society Museum will be open from 1-3 p.m. today. This is the last of the summer Saturdays scheduled for the museum. They will be open on Aug. 26, in conjunction with the Summer Festival that day. n Coffee hours during the month of August continue from ...

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20th Annual Martin County Pork Cook Off FAIRMONT — The Agri-Business Committee of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and the Martin County Pork Producers announce the 20th Annual Martin County Blue Ribbon Pork Cook Off on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Martin County Fairgrounds. The ...

Woman charged with forgery, theft

FAIRMONT — A 38-year-old Fairmont woman is facing multiple felony charges in Martin County. Tiffany Charlotte Miller has been charged with two counts of theft and one count of issuing a dishonored check. All three charges carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 ...

Welcome senior citizens potluck will meet Wednesday

WELCOME — Welcome Historical Society Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. tomorrow. Visit the museum and view the many items gathered. The museum will not be open until the first Saturday in September. If you would like to visit the museum when it’s not open, please contact Marsha Williams at ...

Faribault County gets road update

BLUE EARTH - On Tuesday, the Faribault County Board of Commissioners received an update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation concerning the county’s roadways. Greg Ous, transportation district engineer for district 7, gave the board an update of the condition of the roads in ...

Truman school is open for registration

TRUMAN — If you are interested in being on the Truman Community Education Advisory Board, please contact Courtney Studer at studerc@truman.k12.mn.us or call her at (507) 327-6917. The advisory board meets three times each year and brainstorms ideas which enhance the community education ...

Athlete meeting slated

SHERBURN — A Lunch and Learn presentation, “Reminiscing for Brain Health” by CREST, will be offered 11 a.m. today at Sherburn Senior Citizens Center. A lunch of scalloped potatoes and ham, veggies and dip and peach crisp will be served following the program. There is no charge for this ...

Ordinance change OK’d

FAIRMONT — At a special meeting Monday, the Fairmont City Council maintained a 3-2 vote to update a city building ordinance, but unlike an identical vote a week ago, the measure passed. Following the initial vote on July 24, Councilman Tom Hawkins cited a section of the City Code stating ...

Trio charged with burglary

FAIRMONT — Three Fairmont residents face burglary charges in Martin County. John Mark Kuperus, 47, Courtney Marlene Kuperus, 18, Nathan Gene Pitcher, 28, have all been charged with burglary in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 ...

GHEC finishing ‘wish list’

GRANADA — With the 2017-2018 academic year quickly approaching, Granada-Huntley-East Chain students can expect to see many changes when they walk through the school doors. The GHEC building has seen many changes through facility projects, as the school district works to update and improve, ...

Woman shares story of recovery

After struggling with alcoholism for about 13 years, trying and failing to quit several times on her own, and hiding her addiction from everyone, Nicole Nelson knew she could no longer claim to have control over her drinking. “I knew this time last year I was defeated and I knew it had to ...

County on alert for noxious weeds

FAIRMONT — In an ag-based society, the health of local crops is absolutely vital. To that end, it pays to heed warnings about potentially invasive and noxious plants and weeds. At the most recent Martin County Commission meeting, Planning and Zoning Administrator Pam Flitter presented the ...

Fair adds art to festive mix

Fair-goers were able to soak up some art at the Faribault County Fair this year, with a local artist sharing her talents. Shelley Caldwell of Delavan specializes in mixed media drawing and installation work. She set up shop at the fair on Thursday and Friday to talk with fair-goers and ...

Klassen seeking 23A seat

FAIRMONT — New to the political process, Heather Klassen of Jackson is getting an early start on her bid to become the next state representative from District 23A. Klassen, 42, this week announced plans to run for the seat in 2018. She is seeking the DFL endorsement. State Rep. Bob ...

Church planning Worship on Water

FAIRMONT — Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont will host a “Worship on Water” service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The event will be conducted from a pontoon, stationed in the bay near Ward Park on Lake Sisseton. The community is welcome to attend in any watercraft, but it is also expected ...

Museum will be open Aug. 5

CEYLON — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert will have services at 10 a.m. Sunday to accommodate a visiting pastor. In August, services will return to 9:30 a.m. n Coffee hours in August will be 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Everyone is invited to ...

Agriculture production celebrated

EAST CHAIN — Project 1590, the well-known community organization with a mission to enhance the vitality, livability and health within Martin County, held its second annual “From the Ground Up” event Thursday evening at Hugoson Pork near East Chain. The farm-to-table event is meant to ...

Horticulture gets spotlight at fair

BLUE EARTH — There is certainly some “buzz” surrounding the Horticulture Building at this year’s Faribault County Fair. “Snips of Learning” is an educational program through which fair-goers can learn about a variety of topics, all having to do with horticulture. For Wendy ...

Hospice is there to help

FAIRMONT — It’s safe to say that many people are familiar with the word “hospice,” but also probably unaware of all of the services it can offer. Dan Biever is a hospice liaison for Compassionate Care Hospice. He came to Friendship Village in Fairmont on Thursday afternoon to talk ...

Historical Society museum open Aug. 5

WELCOME — Tuesday will be the first Tuesday in August. It will also be Aug. 1. The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall. All members are urged to attend. There is always a time for public comments at the beginning of the meeting. n Tuesday Coffee Hours in August will be held ...