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TZD program puts focus on road safety

FAIRMONT — With snowstorms and slippery roads comes an increased awareness of road safety. Law enforcement and emergency crews remind us to slow down or even to forego traveling altogether in order to save lives. But winter driving is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to road ...

Fairmont grads find there’s no place like home

FAIRMONT — Once a Fairmont Cardinal, always a Fairmont Cardinal. The saying is true for the more than 80 staff members at Fairmont Area Schools who are also graduates of Fairmont High School. The staff includes a 1964 graduate, 2015 graduate and many years in between. There are 41 ...

Ceylon residents can post events on digital sign

CEYLON — Wow ... hope you and yours survived the first big snowstorm of the winter. Next week will be December already. n Just a reminder if you have special events you want to have on the digital sign at the corner of Main Street and Railroad Street, please contact the city clerk, Mary ...

Sleep out to focus on crisis housing

FAIRMONT — A group of local residents are planning Fairmont’s Big Sleep Out, a winter night spent outdoors to draw attention to the need for emergency crisis housing in the area. From 5 p.m. Dec. 7 until 9 a.m. Dec. 8, a contingent of hardy souls will camp out sans tents at Citizens Park ...

Cookie walk coming up

TRUMAN — Truman City Council meets 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The truth-in-taxation meeting begins at 6 p.m. Truman Pride will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Truman High School media center. Come join and help support the students and school. Prairie Ecology Bus Center is offering a ...

Keep streets clear for plows

WELCOME — Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. All members are urged to attend. The city snow removal crew asks residents to remember there is no parking on the streets until the snow is removed curb to curb. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Help with the snow ...

Fairmont will not seek liquor store ‘forensic audit’

FAIRMONT — A motion to approve a state forensic audit of the Fairmont Municipal Liquor Store failed to gain support at the City Council meeting earlier this week. Council member Ruth Cyphers introduced the concept of a forensic audit by the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor at the ...

Fairmont School Board studies donated funds

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday discussed donations from Parents In Education. The group has given more than $150,000 over the years to fulfill teachers’ requests for activities and equipment. This school year, PIE donated $28,000. However, only $24,477 in requests were ...

Pancake breakfast slated in Sherburn

SHERBURN — Martin County West indoor swimming pool plans to re-open Sunday and will resume its regular schedule. Fitness swimming will be held 6-8 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Water aerobics are held 7-8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday ...

Winnebago man facing felony charges

FAIRMONT — A Winnebago man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Joshua Roger Kain, 38, has been charged with two counts of domestic assault. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Nov. 20, Fairmont police ...

Fairmont city staff cleared by investigator

FAIRMONT — The facts surrounding some criminal cases not prosecuted by Fairmont’s former City Attorney and an investigation to identify city staff who allegedly knew about those cases were made public at the Fairmont City Council meeting Monday. Releasing the information could put a halt ...

Sherburn man faces felony counts

FAIRMONT — A Sherburn man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Ronald Dean Trueblood, 56, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the ...

In East Chain: Shopping season begins

East Chain may not seem like the first or ideal place to go shopping for the holidays, but that is just what hundreds of people did Saturday. The third annual East Chain Holiday Market utilized the former East Chain School, now privately owned, to offer vendors a place to present their wares. ...

Full ‘forensic audit’ of Fairmont rejected

FAIRMONT — Among the full slate of agenda items the Fairmont City Council will face at its meeting Monday are updates on a trio of topics that have cultivated a host of conspiracy theories at the coffee shop and on social media: a forensic audit of several areas of the city’s finances; ...

Teacher of the Year: Colleagues honor Brooks

Jerry Brooks has been named Teacher of the Year by Education Minnesota Fairmont. Brooks is a long-time math teacher at Fairmont High School who also has held other positions in the classroom, on the playing field and in the teachers union. Brooks grew up in Frost and graduated from Blue ...

Welcome man aims to brighten kids’ days

The desire to help others can be a strong one, but knowing where to start can get complicated quickly. Sometimes we just need to take the risk and try. Enter Mike Kuhlers of Welcome who in 2015 founded Comics4Children, a charity for sick and ailing children. “I’ve always wanted to do ...

Thanksgiving meal offered

CEYLON — Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day. Area churches have scheduled services for the day before. St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon will have a joint service for all the Circle of Faith congregations 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will have a 7 p.m. ...

City of Fairmont’s legal costs adding up

FAIRMONT — The cost of legal services for the city of Fairmont has been a topic of debate for years. Some support having an in-house counsel for the convenience and timeliness an on-site employee can provide, while others argue that legal services can be provided at a lower cost by an outside ...

Vocational open house slated at Fairmont High School

FAIRMONT — There will be a vocational open house from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Fairmont High School. It will provide the community with an opportunity to tour the new Martin County Automotive Academy. The school’s other vocational programs — an agriculture academy, welding academy, and family ...

Martin Co. West kids can ‘Shop with a Cop’

WELCOME — Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Note this is a change of date due to the annexation hearing before the council meeting. There is always a time for public comments before each meeting. n Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and area churches have ...