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Festival fundraiser slated

April 3, 2015 WELCOME — It’s finally April. Hope you didn’t get too many April Fools pranks pulled on you Wednesday. The children of the Welcome area are invited to an Easter egg hunt 9 a.m. more »»

Granada man charged with assault

April 3, 2015 FAIRMONT — A Granada man is charged with third-degree assault after a woman reported he punched and kicked her over a cell phone. more »»

Tow bidding kids farewell

April 2, 2015 Jennifer Tow has seen a lot of changes in her 28 years at the Martin County Library, and now it’s time for another: she’s retiring and letting someone else take over as children’s librarian. more »»

Fairmont grad busy buzzing around world

April 2, 2015 NORTHROP — Megan Wannarka has embarked on a circuitous journey from Northrop to a Peace Corps mission working with beekeepers on the island of Grenada off the coast of Venezuel. more »»

Fairmont man faces felony drug charges

April 2, 2015 FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing up to 40 years in prison after reportedly admitting to selling drugs to pay for his own habit. more »»

Truman Days meeting set

April 2, 2015 TRUMAN — Holy Week church services at Truman churches include: Maundy Thursday services 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church; 7 p.m. at Church of Christ; and 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. more »»

Local men charged with felony

April 2, 2015 FAIRMONT — Two Fairmont men face felony charges after being found in possession of tools that could be used to commit a burglary. more »»


April 2, 2015 Correction In Shirley Skogerboe’s Sherburn column in Wednesday’s edition, an announcement for an Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday in Trimont stated an incorrect time. The event will be held at 1 p. more »»

Easter eggs hunts set for Saturday

April 1, 2015 SHERBURN — Grilled burgers will be served from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome. more »»

W’bago weighs in on school

April 1, 2015 WINNEBAGO — Winnebago residents voiced their concerns to the Blue Earth Area School Board on Tuesday regarding the decision to close the Winnebago elementary. more »»

Charges filed after accident injures child

April 1, 2015 FAIRMONT — An Elmore woman is facing three felonies in Martin County relating to driving while under the influence after an accident injured a child. more »»

Group makes pitch for tax reform

April 1, 2015 FAIRMONT — Jim Pumarlo, director of communications for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, stopped in Fairmont on Tuesday to elaborate on the group’s efforts to improve the state’s business climate... more »»

FFA chapter gets $4K

April 1, 2015 TRUMAN — The WFS Foundation recently approved $20,000 in grant funds to be distributed to 10 FFA chapters within their service and trade area. more »»


April 1, 2015 Wednesday, March 11 12:14 p.m. — A parked and unoccupied vehicle rolled backward into a vehicle driven by Elizabeth Jean Vineyard, 40, of Fairmont, that was also parked. 1:34 p.m. more »»

Truman tackles parking concern

March 31, 2015 TRUMAN — Truman City Council on Monday discussed parking violations in the downtown business district and how rules should be enforced. more »»

Northern Iowa pitches in for ‘Freedom Rock’

March 31, 2015 RINGSTED — People from several communities gathered at United Lutheran Church in Ringsted on Sunday night for a fundraiser to place a “Freedom Rock” in Armstrong’s city park. more »»

GHEC: Farmers can lend a hand

March 31, 2015 GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain Schools is pursuing a $25,000 grant through a program for schools sponsored by Monsant. more »»

Man facing theft charges

March 31, 2015 FAIRMONT — Nicholas Carl Thomas, 24, of Fairmont, is facing felony theft charges. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On Jan. more »»

Event spotlights Lyme disease

March 30, 2015 SHERBURN — Temperance Lake Ridge in Sherburn recently hosted a “Take a Bite Out of Lyme” challenge for Blue Earth resident Amy Gack. more »»

Service Day benefits kids, town

March 28, 2015 FAIRMONT — The students at Fairmont Junior-Senior High School are looking for ways to help out community residents during their annual Cardinal Connections service learning project on Friday, May 1. more »»



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