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Bonk officially retires

Fairmont’s long-time track and field coach, Bob Bonk, has announced his retirement. Bonk’s impressive career spans over half a century and over that time he’s had a positive impact on countless young athletes. Thank you, Bob, for all that you’ve done for our youth and our community, and enjoy a well-deserved break!

FEDA looks at future of building

This week the Fairmont Economic Development Authority looked at the future of the city’s incubator building, which FEDA owns. While the incubator started as a good idea, management of its purpose has fallen short over the years. It sounds like it might be time for FEDA to sell the building.

Park Board considers 2023 projects

The Fairmont Park Board considered what 2023 capital projects it’d like to recommend to the Fairmont City Council during its meeting this week. Our parks are such a valuable addition to the community and it’s important that we keep them maintained and do updates as needed. We think the projects the board recommended — Gomsrud Park enhancements, Sylvania Park Band Shell renovations and Veterans Park resurfacing — are excellent.

Group aims to form connections

Young Professionals, a group under the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, aims to help young professionals in the community connect and network. What a great idea to help keep the young adults in our community informed and engaged. We hope to see more qualifying people take advantage of the group and attend the monthly gatherings.

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