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FAIRMONT Wednesday, May 29 4:10 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 400 block of North Dewey Street. 5:58 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint at the intersection of highway 15 and Hall Street. 9:47 a.m. — Police received a report of an ordinance violation in the 1000 ...

Clothing goes to disaster relief

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FAIRMONT — Our area offers numerous charitable endeavors that gratefully accept our donations of money, volunteer time and goods. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32 is one such organization whose philanthropic mission serves double duty by providing clothing to those in need and ...

Truman reading program begins next week

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TRUMAN — Merle Craig is celebrating his 80th birthday with a bean bag party hosted by his children and grandchildren. It will be held Saturday at the residence of Tony and Mona Weihe, 2044 230th St., Truman, but please RSVP to Mona at (507) 776-5051 by today if you’d like to play in the ...

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MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Brandon A. Sahr, 34, of Frost; Alexis A. Hammerschmidt, 27, of Chaska; Alicia F. Haughton, 24, of La Crosse, Wis.; Marytere Moriyon, 55, of Miami, Fla.; Michelle M. Vieth, 44, of Sparta, Wis.; each fined $125. Kyle R. Friday, 30, of Dresser, Wis.; ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Tuesday, May 28 6:52 a.m. — Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Goemann Road. 8:51 a.m. — Police received a report of theft in the 500 block of Tilden Street. 11:08 a.m. — Police received an animal complaint in the 1200 block of North ...

Schools to work on communication

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FAIRMONT— The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from several educators from Fairmont Elementary School. Kirsten Rosol, Ross Long and Kelly Sloneker, were present to discuss a book study that they led this school year. The idea came from Rosol, who had a book, “The paraprofessional’s ...

MCW graduation set for Sunday afternoon

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SHERBURN — The last day of school for all Martin County West students is Friday. There will be an awards day program 1:30 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium at the high school in Sherburn. The program will recognize students who have qualified for awards and scholarships throughout the year with an ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 27 4:27 p.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 2800 block of Roland Avenue. 7:03 p.m. — Police received a report of an assault in the 900 block of Albion Avenue. An arrest was made. 8:53 p.m. — Police received a report of fraud in the 400 block of East ...

Martin County Vets have a proud history

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FAIRMONT — While Monday may have begun with very wet weather and flood watches, the rain could not wash away the fervor of those determined to honor the memories of those who have fallen in service to their country. The annual Memorial Day ceremony filled the Knights of Columbus Hall in ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Sunday, May 26 12:27 a.m. — Police received a report of harassment in the 40 block of North Dewey Street. 5:14 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in 2600 block of Poetter Circle. 3:37 p.m. — Police received a report of a gas drive off theft in the 1500 block of Albion ...

Korte ready for new role

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FAIRMONT — Jim Forshee, Martin County’s Auditor/Treasurer, will retire in July. Jessica Korte, currently working for the Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, will finish out his term through Dec. 31, 2022. Korte discussed how she came to work for the county, as well as the challenges and ...

Courts

Courts

MARTIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Dean R. Miller, 54, of Minneota; Ty C. Anderson, 24, of Armstrong, Iowa; Amanda Jo Gochanour, 30, of Armstrong, Iowa; Samantha M. Obermoller, 20, of Brewster; each fined $125. Pamela J. Larson, 56, of Huxley, Iowa; Kendra I. Gregory-Daly, 23, of ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Friday, May 24 5:24 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 500 block of Home Street. 10:30 a.m. — Police received a report of shoplifting in the 200 block of South State Street. 1:05 p.m. — Police received a report of criminal damage to property in Lincoln ...

Local pilot honored for 50 years of flying

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When your heart’s in the sky you need to let it fly free and high, at least according to Fairmont resident Verlus Burkhart. Burkhart recently received the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award, presented by the Federal Aviation Administration. He shared how he got his start and what is ...

Group: Seat belts save lives

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FAIRMONT — Drivers pulling up to the McDonald’s drive-thru in Fairmont during the lunch hour Friday may have experienced a little trepidation. But it was worth it. A pair of Martin County Sheriff’s deputies were positioned next to the menu boards and intercoms, ready with a message and ...

Effort in Truman promotes health

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TRUMAN — Truman Active Living is comprised of community members whose goal is to promote healthier lives. They meet at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Truman Museum. A core group of 8-10 people attend, along with others who visit for a variety of reasons. “We meet with ...

Summerfest set for June 29

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CEYLON — Monday is Memorial Day, a great time to remember that freedom isn’t free. There will be a memorial service 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert. The public is invited. There will be no Memorial Day program in Ceylon this year. Flags on graves have been ...

Courts

Courts

FARIBAULT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Speeding — Edward J. Persico, 58, of Hot Springs, Mont.; Kyle E. Steele Jr., 49, of Billings, Mont.; Roger C. Buckmeier, 54, of Granada; Ryan R. Wangen, 41, of Albert Lea; William T. Deng, 41, of Rochester; Katey E. McGruder, 30, of Lower Brule, S.D.; Kevin ...

Police

Police

FAIRMONT Thursday, May 23 5:17 a.m. — Police received a threats complaint in the 700 block of East Seventh Street. 7:15 a.m. — Police assisted an ambulance in the 1000 block of North Hampton Street. 7:43 a.m. — Police received a report of a theft in the 400 block of North Grant ...

Fairmont’s Kueker quadruplets graduating

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Bella and Cora Kueker are often asked by people, “Are you twins?” To which they reply, “No. We’re quads.” The sisters, along with their brothers, Darrian and Ethan, are fraternal quadruplets. The four of them are set to graduate from Fairmont High School in less than two weeks and ...