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4-H’ers get focused in D.C.

August 18, 2015 Emilee Moeller and Hannah Olson share a friendship, membership in the Silver Lake 4-H Club and some great memories of a week in Washington, D.C., for Citizenship Washington Focus. more »»

Truman tackling unsightly property

August 18, 2015 TRUMAN — Monday’s Truman City Council meeting included a lengthy discussion about the ongoing problem with ordinance violations. more »»

Substitutes are vital to success

August 17, 2015 FAIRMONT — Never underestimate the value of substitute teachers. more »»

City seeks rehab grant for housing

August 15, 2015 FAIRMONT — If all goes well, funds may soon be available to qualifying Fairmont property owners whose homes need an upgrade, but exactly how much will be available is unknown. more »»

Project aids ailing Haitians

August 15, 2015 Five years after a devastating earthquake, the people of Haiti are still recovering. more »»

Dahlstrom guiding Truman

August 15, 2015 TRUMAN — The Truman Public School system has a new superintendent. Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Dahlstrom grew up in Centuria, Wis., a small town comparable to the size of Truman. more »»

Martin County Fair coming up

August 15, 2015 CEYLON — Condolences to the family of Lois Duncan from Ceylon. She and her late husband, Dale, owned the hardware store in Ceylon in past years. She will be missed. more »»


August 15, 2015 Clarification FAIRMONT — One of five programs in this season’s Fairmont Concert Association series was omitted from an article that appeared in Thursday’s edition. more »»

Coalition has plans for the future

August 14, 2015 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has a clear mission: “Working together to eliminate alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among Fairmont’s youth by empowering and... more »»

Welcome Legion in need of major fixups

August 14, 2015 WELCOME — Welcome Legion Auxiliary will meet 7 p.m. Monday. This is an extra meeting. All members are urged to attend. n Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. more »»

Sheriffs offer scholarship program

August 14, 2015 FAIRMONT — Sheriff Jeff Markquart of Martin County has announced the beginning of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2015. more »»

Girl, 10, pedals to international crown

August 13, 2015 Jenna Balcom is a competitor, and although she likes winning trophies, her biggest draw into the pedal tractor pull competitions was the thought of besting her big sisters. more »»

Concert group ready for 70th season

August 13, 2015 FAIRMONT — It was 1946. World War II had ended. And a group of Fairmont residents established the Fairmont Civic Concert Association to bring high level entertainment to the growing community. more »»

‘Traveling Wall’ coming to St. James

August 13, 2015 TRUMAN — The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (aka Traveling Wall) will be part of a southern Minnesota veterans appreciation event at the Watonwan County Fairgrounds in St. James. more »»

Federated meeting slated

August 13, 2015 JACKSON — Federated Rural Electric’s 80th annual meeting will be Tuesday at the Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Federated members receive free admittance to the Martin County Fair between 3:30-6 p.m. more »»

School: Purpose comes first

August 12, 2015 FAIRMONT — There’s more to high school sports than winnin. more »»

W’bago, co-op will share officer

August 12, 2015 WINNEBAGO — Winnebago City Administrator Chris Ziegler has been working with Police Chief Eric Olson and Southern Plains Education Cooperative to develop an agreement for a school resource officer. more »»

Couple loses home in fire

August 12, 2015 TRUMAN — At ages 72 and 65, rural Truman residents Bob and Dianne Mennen find themselves having to start over. In the early morning hours of Au. more »»


August 12, 2015 Jury acquits Welcome man FAIRMONT — A Welcome man charged in 2014 with third-degree criminal sexual conduct following accusations by a girl under the age of 16 has been acquitted by a jury. more »»

Student registration coming up

August 12, 2015 SHERBURN — All Martin County West students in grades K-12 will register from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17-21 and Aug. 24-28, at Martin County West Jr./Sr. High School in Sherburn. more »»



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