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Sale of Senior Center

It was good to see the Fairmont City Council move forward with the sale of the former Senior Center Building. The new Senior Place located in the SMEC building is set to open soon and the old location is ready to be used for a brand new brewery. This is a great way for existing buildings to be put to use while growing our community at the same time.


The Public Utilities Commission recently discussed getting back to disconnections on delinquent accounts. While disconnections haven’t happened for a few years before the pandemic, there is no reason to continue this practice. Those with delinquent accounts will be notified and have time to respond, but they shouldn’t expect to be carried indefinitely.


Congratulations to FHS Senior Morgan Hoong and MCW Senior Gabby Lange. Hoong was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Minnesota School Board Association, and Lange recently won the State FFA Dairy Production Proficiency Award, being the fifth student in MCW history to win a state proficiency award.

Both young women have applied themselves and chosen to have an active role in their communities. They are model students and should be a source of pride in their hometowns and the entire county.

FHS Opportunities

Speaking of students, FHS senior Marshall Crissinger is to be congratulated for receiving $12,000 in tool and tuition assistance from Miller Sellner Fairmont. Crissinger plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg this fall for Farm Equipment and Diesel Technology.

Beyond that, the excellence of the FHS Votech wing should also be noted. The opportunities provided to our students are amazing. We agree with Superintendent Joe Brown that society is finally rewarding scholarships to people who want to be skilled workers. Given the need for such people all over the country, FHS is making a great investment in our children’s future.


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