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Tour of Honor comes to Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Visitors to the Martin County Veterans Memorial (MCVM) will see a new sign up, courtesy of Visit Fairmont, welcoming riders of what is known as the Tour of Honor. A national event, the Tour of Honor is a summer-long motorcycle event that allows participants a chance to see the ...

FHS speech duo going to nationals

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont speech duo of Tabitha Thatcher and Isabell Geiger once again have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament. The duo will participate in Nationals, which will be held virtually June 13-19. Fairmont High School co-speech coach Kathleen Walker ...

Coping with COVID: Red Rock Center

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FAIRMONT — Executive Director of the Red Rock Center for the Arts Sonja Fortune described the process of the COVID-19 pandemic as exhausting and heartbreaking, but she still focused on the Red Rock Center’s goal of keeping a strong presence of the arts in the community. The Red Rock ...

Ceylon Fire Department thankful

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CEYLON — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon will celebrate Easter at their 5:30 p.m. service tonight, with communion. There will be no Easter meal or lunch. St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon will have their Easter service at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The other Circle of Faith congregations ...

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Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Stacy M. Bomkamp, 48, of Milbank, S.D.; Danny Lee J. Ertman, 20, of Blue Earth; Joshua D. Larson, 44, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Karla K. Sullivan, 27, of Rochester, Minn.; each fined $125. Julia E. Baldwin, 18, of Chanhassen; fined $145. Deer ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, April 1 3:47 a.m. — A suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of East 5th Street. Unable to locate the person in question. 7:29 a.m. — Police assisted the ambulance in the 100 block of Interlaken Road. A written report was issued. 9:38 a.m. — A fraud ...

New art scholarship available

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FAIRMONT — There’s a new scholarship available to assist Martin County high school seniors and previous graduates. Provided by the Martin County Preservation Association (MCPA), the scholarship is meant to help those students looking to further their education in the visual and performing ...

Rummage sale coming up soon

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WELCOME — It’s April already, hope you didn’t get fooled too many times yesterday. Sunday is Easter. Circle of Faith congregations will have a Good Friday service 6:30 p.m. tonight at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome. On Easter the services will be 7 a.m. at Trinity in Welcome and First ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Chad A. Kramar, 48, of Stevens Point, Wis.; Troy T. Mulgrew, 57, of Pella, Iowa; each fined $125. Deonte Cortez Childs, 29, of Jackson; fined $145. Marijuana in motor vehicle-less than 1.4 grams — Calvin S. Murrell, 34, of St. Paul; fined ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Wednesday, March 31 7:15 a.m. — Police rendered assistance to the fire department in the 900 block of East 4th Street. The call was deemed a false alarm. 9:31 a.m. — Criminal damage to property was reported in the 1200 block of North Park Street. A non-traffic citation was ...

North Union art to be displayed at Red Rock center

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FAIRMONT — For the month of April, more than 100 pieces of art work done by students at North Union High School will be on display at the Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. North Union’s art program is led by J.D. Speltz, who will be retiring at the end of this school year. North ...

Geofencing campaign starts off strong

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Life previously started a geofencing campaign to recruit people to move to Fairmont and retain those people. This campaign efforts consist of talking about the work force, engaging young professionals, keeping them here once they arrive and talk about and brag about ...

Truman City Council to meet Monday

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TRUMAN — St Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church will be holding Maundy Thursday services and Holy Communion at 10 a.m. today and at 7 p.m. this evening. Their Tenebrae services will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday. The Easter Vigil will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening at Trinity Church, ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Juan C.C. Garcia II, 20, of Davis Junction, Ill.; fined $125. Renee L. Nagel, 47, of Blue Earth had a felony charge of aiding an offender continued for dismissal; indeterminate probation to the court, have no misdemeanor or greater violations of ...

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Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, March 30 6:27 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 100 block of Interlaken Road. Unable to locate the animal in question. 7:15 a.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance was reported in the 400 block of North Hampton Street. A verbal warning was ...

Senior Place set to open in May

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FAIRMONT— With the sale of the Senior Center building at 414 Downtown Plaza, City Administrator Cathy Reynolds said that the intent is to move the Senior Center concept to the Senior Place that will be located in room 127 in the SMEC building. The Senior Place will have handicapped ...

Chicago men charged with theft by swindle

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FAIRMONT – Two Chicago, Illinois, men are facing felony charges in Martin County. Robert Jones, 65, has been charged with one count of theft by swindle. Frederick Vorter, 62, has been charged with one count of aiding and abetting theft by swindle. Both charges carry a maximum penalty of five ...

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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Makayla Scoggin, 21, of Killeen, Texas; Paul D. Winge, 40, of Savage; Benjamin J. Petersen, 29, of Swea City, Iowa; Alfonso Zapata Ibarra, 50, of Spencer, Iowa; Joshua L. Ladner, 23, of Kiln, Miss.; Ashlnn L. Jarvis, 23, of (no address given); each ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Monday, March 29 9:58 a.m. — An animal complaint was reported in the 400 block of North Dewey Street. A non-traffic citation was issued. 11:43 a.m. — A disturbance/disorderly conduct/nuisance was reported in the 100 block of Cedarwood Street. Police cleared the call. 1:02 ...

‘Gas for Grads’ award offered

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FAIRMONT — In our busy society, it’s easy for many hardworking and caring individuals to go unnoticed. But that may be especially true of young people. Just setting out in the world, high school graduates can’t be blamed if they simply put all their effort into preparing for the future. ...