Club helps women form connections
Fairmont’s chapter of Modern Widows Club has been meeting for just the past five months but has had about 80 people attend them. Thank you to Tonya Mortensen for starting this program. It’s clearly a need not only locally but regionally as women from all over southern Minnesota and northern Iowa have been attending. What a great source of support for these women.
Fareway bakery to serve as ‘hub’
Congratulations to Fareway for the expansion of its bakery. Now that the space has doubled, Fairmont’s Fareway will be baking for six other Fareway stores in the area. The new addition will also add about 10 jobs locally. This sounds like a win-win for Fareway and for Fairmont.
County looks at broadband program
Martin County EDA is looking at a grant program which would use federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to help cover the cost of last mile broadband installation in parts of the county. This broadband project badly needs to be finished so that residents of all of Martin County, especially in more rural parts, have internet access. Grant applications for the program should be opening in the next few weeks.
Truman students raising pheasants
Students at Truman Public Schools have partnered with the Martin County chapter of Pheasants Forever so that students are raising pheasants for the organization. What a great and unique partnership that no doubt serves both entities. We’re anxious to see if other schools follow suit with a program like this.