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Local Editorials

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HVAC program teaches new skills Fairmont Area Schools has a new HVAC program this year. The program is housed in the high school’s new vocational building and is taught by Adam Carstensen. What a great program to help fill the future shortage of vocational workers, especially in the HVAC ...

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Fairmont Schools honors teacher Congratulations to Fairmont High School’s Spanish teacher, Melinda Stewart, who has been named this school year’s teacher of the year. Thank you, Melinda, for your continued efforts in educating and empowering our young people and showing them the value of ...

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Council OKs engineering services Thank you to long-time City Enginer, Troy Nemmers, who recently ended his employment with the city of Fairmont. Troy did a lot of good work in our city and had a hand in many projects over the last 14 years. He also stepped up and helped us through some tough ...

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Chamber names new president Congratulations to Kandi Menne for being named the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce’s new President. Menne has worked at the chamber for over seven years. She knows the ins and outs of what the chamber does and will serve us well. ‘4 Under 40’ honorees ...

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Fairmont Schools launch ‘Community Days’ Last week Fairmont Area Schools held the first of its Cardinal Community Days, a new program that allows students in the district to work more independently. Students can opt to do school work from home or remain in the school building to get extra ...

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CREST celebrates 25 years with open house Volunteer organization CREST recently celebrated 25 years. At that time, four long-time volunteers were recognized and we’d also like to extend our thanks to them. CREST does crucial work and offers immense support to people in our community but ...