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Man charged with burglary, theft

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Robert Lugo Jr., 33, has been charged with one count of burglary in the third degree and one count of theft. Both charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On ...

Holy Week begins on Sunday

WELCOME — This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week, and next Sunday will be Easter. Area churches are scheduling special services for the coming week. Circle of Faith parishes are meeting 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in Welcome, and also 10:30 a.m. at ...

Brewery coming to Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Fairmont may soon be home to a new business in the form of the Fairmont Brewing Company. Owner and operator Joseph Riemann recently had a request for proposal approved by the Fairmont City Council to secure the Fairmont Senior Citizens building in downtown Fairmont. Riemann grew ...

CREST boasts large volunteer program

FAIRMONT — It’s well-known that CREST offers a wide range of classes for caregivers and care receivers. CREST also has an extensive volunteer program. One of the themes of CREST is “volunteers helping neighbors” and the organization lives up to its name fully. Volunteers help with ...

Boy Scouts taking donations

TRUMAN — Scouting for food by the Boy Scouts of America Twin Valley Council is Saturday. Place your donated items in a plastic bag and place by your front door before 9 a.m. with the scouting for food note attached. Scouts will pick up the donated items. If you have any questions, call (507) ...

Local COVID cases on the rise

FAIRMONT — According to information provided by Tim Langer, Public Health Sanitarian, of Community Health & Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties, there has been a noticeable increase of COVID-19 cases in both counties over the past several days. “We are seeing cases among ...

Many FHS students taking college classes

FAIRMONT— On Tuesday night, the Fairmont School Board heard from Superintendent Joe Brown regarding an update to the number of students enrolled in College In the School and PSEO classes. “This time of year we always like to take a snapshot of our college in the school's program and our ...

New public facility approved

FAIRMONT— The Fairmont City Council took steps forward at Monday night’s meeting when it came to the Public Works Facility and what to do with the previous Senior Center building. Both motions carried and both will proceed in their processes. The Public Works Facility has been a ...

Man faces burglary charge

FAIRMONT — A Lake Crystal man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Zachary John Brandt, 33, has been charged with one count of burglary in the first degree. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the complaint: At approximately ...

CER’s brochures to be sent

FAIRMONT — Fairmont CER’s Spring/Summer 2021 brochure will be sent out to households later this week. A digital version of the brochure is also on the district’s website. “All Fairmont, Ceylon, Northrop and Armstrong postal patrons should get a copy. We also have an out-of-town mailing ...

Lakeview chaplain enjoys duties

FAIRMONT — Just before the COVID-19 pandemic set in, the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont experienced a change with the retirement of full-time chaplain Bruce Koskovich. His replacement, Dale Baruth, barely had time to settle in before things went sideways. Having ...

Community auction coming up

CEYLON — Today is supposed to be the first day of spring. Hopefully, we are done with the snow now. Wednesday will be the last mid-week Lenten service for area churches. The next week will begin with Palm Sunday on the 28th and Holy Week ending with Easter on April 4. Circle of Faith ...

Truman man promotes new crop

FAIRMONT — There are many questions and purported solutions as to how best to provide jobs and grow local economies, especially in rural farming areas. One of the ways to do that is to consider new ways to utilize familiar crops, as demonstrated by the wide range of soybean products available ...

FHS seeks to provide extra support

FAIRMONT — Students at Fairmont High School have experienced all three learning models this year, including distance, hybrid and in-person. In order to ensure no students fall behind, administrators have put together a Student Choice Board. Students started out with full in-person learning ...

Drive-by chili feed set for Sunday

TRUMAN — Lewisville Ambulance is having a drive-by chili feed (also limited seating) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lewisville Legion Club. This meal is a free will donation. Everyone is invited to enjoy a great meal and show their support. Truman School Board will meet 5:30 p.m. ...

Welcome Fire donations accepted

WELCOME — Saturday is the first day of spring. Hopefully we are done with the snow now. The last midweek Lenten service will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome. Next week will begin Holy Week on Palm Sunday and ending with Easter on April 4. All area ...

Prairieland prepares for spring

FAIRMONT — The Prairieland Solid Waste facility in Truman is preparing for spring and summer. Like many other businesses and organizations, they hope to be returning to a semblance of normalcy, according to Director Billeye Rabbe. Rabbe shares how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the facility, ...

MCW keeps superintendent

SHERBURN — In a series of meetings in the first week of March, the Martin County West School Board worked through the eight applicants they received for the position of Superintendent/Principal which they posted in February. The applicant pool dwindled down to six and the South Central ...

MCW talks gymnastics payment

SHERBURN — At the beginning of March the Martin County School Board discussed the payment requested by Alex Schliesmann of Live Fit. A payment from Fairmont and Martin County West of $144,000 each would help the facility MCW uses for gymnastics to pay for the rebuild and guarantee the use of ...

Welcome looks at storage shed

WELCOME — The Planning and Zoning committee and the Welcome City Council met on Tuesday to discuss the plans for a storage shed project by Taylor Forsberg. The storage sheds would be east of Welcome Meats and be 40’ wide and 36’ long. They would be 30 feet from Welcome Meats and if two ...