People & Events

Benefit planned in St. James

There will be a benefit for Cheryl Lindell from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion in St. James. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in January and is undergoing treatments. They will serve pancakes, eggs and sausage for a free-will offering; there will be a silent auction, with all bids closing at 12:30 p.m. There will be a $1 photo booth from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you have donations for the silent auction, call Emily at (507) 380-2252. Cash donations can be mailed to Watonwan County Thrivent 31214, ATTN: Kathy Rathman, 510 10th St. S, St. James, MN 56081. All proceeds will help defray medical expenses.

Church to hold ‘Cowboy Sunday’

First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a “Cowboy Sunday” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 319 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont. Steve Lang will sing a variety of cowboy/gospel songs. Dress in cowboy attire if you wish. All are welcome.

Great Books to meet Monday

Great Books will meet 9:30 a.m. Monday at Corry Schermerhorn’s home, 1895 Knollwood Dr., Fairmont. The story is “The Hare’s Mask” by Mark Slouka.

Teen program slated at Fairmont Library

All teens, ages 11 and up, are invited to a hair-chalking event 2 p.m. Monday at the Fairmont Library, 110 N. Park St., Fairmont. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (507) 238-4207.

Welcome Festival seeks garage sale listing

Welcome Summer Festival will be held July 18-19. The festival committee would like anyone who is interested in being included on the garage sale poster listing to contact Carisa Andersen before July 11, by calling (507) 728-8718 or email


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