People & Events

Genealogical Society sets meeting today

Martin County Genealogical Society will hold its June meeting 9 a.m. today at the Pioneer Museum, 304 E. Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont. Anyone interested in joining or sharing family history information is welcome to attend. For more information, call Dona at (507) 236-0996 or Carol at (507) 236-2599 or email

WFS announces Monday show clinic

WFS will have a show clinic for area youth and their parents, in conjunction with their 2014 Purina Check-R-Board Days, from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Faribault County Fairgrounds, 235 Miday Rd., in Blue Earth. Guest speakers, Tracy Cofflin and Todd Franz will be on-site to help area youth prepare for the upcoming fair season. There will also be many promotions, and feed and booking specials. Food and refreshments will be available.

MCHS to show presentation

Martin County Historical Society will show a DVD presentation featuring Martin County veteran, Veryl Champine’s military experience 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pioneer Museum in Fairmont. There is no charge. The public is invited to attend.

Fairmont Legion to hold dinner

Fairmont American Legion will hold shrimp night from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion Post, 106 E. 1st St., Fairmont. Everyone is welcome.

CER plans dog training class

Community Education and Recreation will offer a seven-session beginning dog obedience class to be held 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug. 5, in the annex gym at Five Lakes Elementary School. (The first session will be held in room 106 at the elementary school. Please bring a choke chain and 6-foot leather leash to the first session but not your dog). Instructor will be Gary Hamman. The fee is $50 with a CER pass or $53 without a CER pass. Pre-registration with payment is requested at the CER office located at Fairmont Elementary School. For more information, please contact the CER office at (507) 235-3141 or visit online at

City Band to perform Tuesday

The Fairmont City Band will perform their third summer concert 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sylvania Park Band Shell in Fairmont. The band will perform marches, show tunes, and standard band literature. Rehearsals will start at 6:15 p.m. The band is always looking for new members. Intermission entertainment will be Emma Tunnell on the saxophone. IHD committee will operate the concession stand with proceeds going toward Interlaken Heritage Days activities. For more information or if you need an instrument, call Bev Tenney at (507) 238-3479 or Dianne Bittenbinder at (507) 238-2805.

Library slates Wednesday event

Professor Spiderman, Chad Heins, a biology professor, will share his love and collection of bugs and spiders 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin County Library, 110 N. Park St., in Fairmont and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Truman Community Building in Truman. Children are invited to bring bugs they’ve caught to share and identify. This program is free and open to the public. If you have questions, call the library at (507) 238-4207.

Valley Vue plans community events

Valley Vue Care Center of Armstrong will host two free blood pressure and blood glucose clinics this upcoming week. First, there will be a clinic from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Legion Community Center, in Ringsted, Iowa. They will also have a clinic from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post Home in Ceylon. The public is encouraged to attend these events. If you have any questions, please call Valley Vue at (712) 864-3567.


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