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Theater group honors Oanes

July 3, 2015 Blue Earth Town and Country Players have chosen Carolyn Oanes as the 2015 recipient of their Life Member Award. Looking back upon her time with the group, Oanes has only fond memories. more »»

‘Brothers’ take on MD together

July 3, 2015 BANCROFT, Iowa — Travis Larson has provided his best friend Dan Kollasch with a strong support system since the two were in sixth grade. more »»

Local veteran salutes military

July 3, 2015 FAIRMONT — When you’re driving past the old water filtration plant site on Albion Avenue in Fairmont, it’s human nature to sneak a peek at the unobstructed view of Budd Lake, but take a quick glance... more »»

Many attend school reunion

July 3, 2015 CEYLON — Since the first Saturday of the month is the Fourth of July holiday, the Ceylon Area Historical Society Museum in Ceylon will change the day it will be open this month to 1-3 p.m. July 11. more »»

Trimont readies for FunFest

July 2, 2015 TRIMONT — Trimont is throwing its annual FunFest the weekend of July 10-12. Through the years it has bounced from different names. more »»

Garage sales deadline is Wednesday

July 2, 2015 TRUMAN — The second session of swimming lessons begins July 6-14. If you have any questions or would like to sign your child up for lessons, contact Kim Breamer at (507) 402-0830. more »»

Summer Festival coming soon

July 2, 2015 WELCOME — Just one week to get the information about your garage sale on Welcome’s Summer Festival weekend to Carisa Andersen so it can be published on the citywide garage sale map and listing. more »»

Area gears up for Fourth

July 1, 2015 FAIRMONT — Independence Day is unique in American history, a celebration of individuals who declared themselves free of a king who refused to recognize their rights. more »»

Artist paints as act of worship

July 1, 2015 James Petersen is an artist who works to create glimpses of beauty in themes of nature and the universe in abstract forms. For his full-time job, he serves as an evangelical pastor in Albert Lea. more »»

Children’s theatre returning to Sherburn

July 1, 2015 SHERBURN — Since the flags around Sherburn City Park could not be put up over the Memorial Day weekend because of inclement weather, they will be flown this weekend instead for the Fourth of July... more »»

Lakeview eyes $15M project

June 30, 2015 FAIRMONT — Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont is poised to embark on fundraising campaign for a $15 million capital improvement project. more »»

Pilots get chance to share their passion

June 29, 2015 FAIRMONT — With partly cloudy skies and a cool breeze, the weather was just about perfect for the Fairmont Lions Club annual Fly-In Breakfast at the Municipal Airport on Sunday morning. more »»

Vonholdts growing a business

June 29, 2015 For the last 10 years, Bob Vonholdt has worked close to the ground in the gardening industry. He has been building to market his business as a non-certified organic farmer. more »»

Mayo putting $4.5M into ER

June 27, 2015 FAIRMONT — A $4.5 million expansion and renovation project is on tap for the emergency services department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmon. more »»

Ingleside planning $2.5 million addition

June 27, 2015 FAIRMONT — Construction on an innovative type of care facility will begin this summer at the Ingleside Assisted Living campus in Fairmont. With an estimated price tag of $2. more »»

‘Classical’ school may try W’bago

June 27, 2015 WINNEBAGO — After the closing of the Winnebago elementary school, many residents were left wondering if shipping their young children off to Blue Earth was going to be their only optio. more »»

‘Big Bad’ hitting stage

June 27, 2015 Becky Cronk, who has a history of acting going back to third grade, is directing a Patent Pending Players script called “Big Bad. more »»

School reunion slated for today

June 27, 2015 CEYLON — The All-School Reunion for Ceylon School alumni will be 4 p.m. today at the Ceylon Legion. More than 400 have reserved a place, and a tent will be available also. more »»

Prairie program continues

June 26, 2015 WELCOME — The Martin County Relay for Life will be held beginning 3 p.m. Saturday at the Martin County Fairgrounds in Fairmont. Everyone is welcome. Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back. more »»

Students offered free lunch

June 25, 2015 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch on specific dates in July and August. more »»

Five interested in District 3 seat

June 25, 2015 FAIRMONT — Five candidates have filed for the District 3 seat on the Martin County Commission. Filings opened June 16, with Chuck Omvig and Steve Fosness signing up the first da. more »»



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