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Cross-state ride rolls into northern Iowa

July 23, 2014 RINGSTED, Iowa — As the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa made its appearance in Emmet and Kossuth counties Tuesday, the two towns pulled out all the stops for the influx of... more »»

'Pinocchio' goes on stage this weekend

July 23, 2014 SHERBURN — Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre will present “Pinocchio” with performances 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sherburn Theatre. more »»

Truman Days begins today

July 23, 2014 TRUMAN — Truman Days is continuing its tradition of a small town summer festival, with several days of activities and entertainment for all ages. The celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. more »»

Blue Earth gets resource officer

July 23, 2014 BLUE EARTH — D.J. Bullerman is going back to school, as the Blue Earth Area Schools resource officer. He will begin in mid-August. more »»

New hire will cost city $100K

July 22, 2014 FAIRMONT — Fairmont Economic Development Authority heard more information Monday about a plan to release Mike Humpal, city administrator, from his responsibilities as economic development director. more »»

Blue Earth hires center director

July 22, 2014 BLUE EARTH — After months of debate, Blue Earth City Council has hired Linda Jahnke as permanent director of the Senior Center. more »»


July 22, 2014 Relay for Life raises $75,000 FAIRMONT — The Martin County Relay for Life at the Martin County Fairgrounds on Saturday brought in $75,000 worth of donations. more »»

Cyclists seeing sights in Ringsted, Bancroft

July 21, 2014 The annual bicyclist ride across Iowa, RAGBRAI, will be making its way through the area towns of Ringsted and Bancroft on Tuesday. more »»

Welcome Fire Dept. debuts new fire truck

July 21, 2014 WELCOME — During the Welcome Summer Festival Friday night, the finished product of three years of fundraising and restoration from the Welcome Fire Department was on display for the town to see. more »»

Demand up at food shelf

July 19, 2014 FAIRMONT — Entering its third year of distributing food to needy people, Heaven’s Table Food Shelf in Fairmont is experiencing some growing pains as demand for aid increases. more »»

Martin County will not forget 'colorful' Rex

July 19, 2014 CEYLON — Madeline Martin of Ceylon, who became a close friend of Rex Oberhelman in the final years of his life, sums him up best: “Everyone who came into contact with Rex was affected by him,” she... more »»

Faribault Co. Fair honors Cory

July 19, 2014 BLUE EARTH — Yvonne Cory of Easton has a long history with the Faribault County Fair. This year, the fair board has recognized her contributions by naming her Fair Person of the Year. more »»

Coffee Lovers meet at Legion

July 19, 2014 CEYLON — “Coffee Hours” continue 8:30-10 a.m every Tuesday in July at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Join them for good brew and good fellowship. n Coffee lovers can also meet in Ceylon from 8:30-10 a.. more »»

Local man enters guilty pleas

July 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — A man facing serious felonies in two separate cases has entered guilty pleas to charges of criminal sexual conduct and obstructing the legal process. more »»

Volunteers spruce up storefront

July 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — People stopped and watched as the crew of six scraped and rolled beige paint all over the store front at 107 W. First St. in Fairmont after lunch hour Thursday. more »»

Junior sports clinic scheduled

July 18, 2014 FAIRMONT — For the second year, students entering grades 4-8 will have an opportunity to sample various sports at Fairmont Junior-Senior High School. more »»

Summer fest starts today

July 18, 2014 WELCOME — Welcome Summer Festival weekend has arrived. The Welcome Library will have a special program on book art from 9:30-11:30 a.m. today. The children will make a pop-up book. more »»

Welcome fest set for weekend

July 17, 2014 WELCOME — Something old restored to new will kick off the Welcome Summer Festival on Friday afternoon. The Welcome Firemen’s Relief Association will host its annual chicken feed 5 p.m. more »»

Truman Days now just a week away

July 17, 2014 TRUMAN — Truman Days all-city garage sale maps will be available on Saturday at Truman stores. There are 55 sales this year, with most of them beginning noon July 24, running until 8 p.. more »»


July 17, 2014 Man charged with drug possession FAIRMONT — A 34-year-old Fairmont man, Anthony Wayne Smith, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession following a traffic stop Saturday evening. more »»



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