Fairmont head cross country coach Bob Bonk has announced the annual cross country awards. Laura Thompson and Will Saari were named the Cardinals Most Valuable Runners for the 2019 season. Eleanor Hamlet and Tyrell Zieske took home the honors for the most improved competitors. Hannah Neusch and Connor Artner earned the hardest worker plaques. Macy Hanson and Will Niestrath were named rookies of the year. Tony Ortega was awarded the spirit of cross country plaque for the 2019 season. Outstanding JV awards went to Gavin Artner and Bethany Thatcher Thompson also earned academic All-State honors, while the girls team [...]
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THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT 5:30 ON FRIDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 15 . THE COUNCIL WILL ACT ON AN AGREEMENT ON THE APPENDIX TO THE SEPARATION AND RELEASE BETWEEN THE CITY AND ELIZABETH BLOOMQUIST. COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONTINUE THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR'S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AT FRIDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
Join Fairmont Community Education and Recreation (CER) in celebrating 48 years of offering “Lifelong Learning and Leisure Opportunities for All Ages” on Thursday, November 14, 9 am – 5:30 pm, for an Open House with Coffee, Cookies and Conversation on how CER may continue to promote an E-Adult (Birth to 100+) Culture for a Lifetime of Welcoming, Inclusion and Learning. Learn more about CER and the services it provides through collaboration, partnerships and cooperation. Share your ideas of what more CER can do for you! The CER Office is located at Fairmont Elementary School, 714 Victoria Street, Fairmont, MN [...]
The Fairmont Area School Board on Tuesday heard a presentation on the Student Achievement Results report from Kim Niss, the district’s principal of curriculum.The data is from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments taken during the last school year. They test students knowledge in math, science and reading. Students at Fairmont Area Schools have scored higher than the state’s average on math and reading tests. Fairmont Area Schools has a higher percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, at 45.7 percent, compared to most of the state’s schools. Yet those students scored much higher than the state’s average. Math [...]
– The Minnesota Grocers Association announced Representative Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont) as a 2019 Hero of the Food Industry. Gunther received the honor for his leadership in advancing the food industry’s priorities during the 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session. "Representative Gunther has never forgotten his grocer roots and has always brought his main street Minnesota common sense to St. Paul to promote legislation that creates jobs and careers for his constituents. Last legislative session, he once again displayed outstanding commitment in advocating for policies that spur economic activity and put more money back in the pockets of hardworking Minnesotans. He truly [...]
One Fairmont Realtor had the surprise of her life at the recent EXIT Realty Corporate annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Every year at their convention, EXIT Realty Corporation gives away three $25-thousand dollar prizes and 19 - five-thousand dollar gold watches. Anyone who purchases a ticket to the convention is eligible to win. Karen Mussman, a Realtor at EXIT Realty - Great Plains, Fairmont, recalls she was in absolute shock when her name was announced as one of the top finalists. Getting on stage meant she would either win a gold watch or the money, so she was already a [...]
FAIRMONT JUNIOR - SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL HOSTED A VETERANS DAY PROGRAM ON MONDAY. KEYNOTE SPEAKER JEFF HAGEN TALKED ABOUT HIS MILITARY EXPERIENCES WHICH INCLUDED BEING PRESENT IN GERMANY DURING AN HISTORIC MOMENT...THE BERLIN WALL COMING DOWN. JEFF'S UNIT WAS SHORTLY THEREAFTER TO BE DECOMMISSIONED BUT THEN IRAQ INVADED KUWAIT AND HE BECAME PART OF OPERATION DESERT STORM. HE TALKED OF HIS EXPERIENCE IN DRIVING TRUCK AND SOME OF HIS CARGO INCLUDING TANKS , TRANSPORTS,POWS AND MILITARY POLICE. GREG MADAY , A VETERAN AND MEMBER OF THE FACULTY AT FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL OFFERED SOME COMMENTS ABOUT VETERANS AND THANKED THEM FOR [...]
FOOTBALL COLLEGE GOPHERS 31 PENN STATE 26 WISCONSIN 24 IOWA 22 OKLAHOMA 42 IOWA STATE 41 MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERFINALS CLASS AA MINNEAPOLIS NORTH 26 BLUE EARTH AREA 20 BARNESVILLE 28 OSAKIS 6 CLASS AAA JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL 31 WASECA 21 PIERZ 58 PERHAM 16 DASSEL-COKATO 26 CANNON FALLS 22 ANNANDALE 33 ESKO 13 CLASS A BLOOMING PRAIRIE 42 SPRINGFIELD 20 BROWERVILLE - GREY EAGLE 33 GIBBON- FAIRFAX- WINTHROP 6 B O L D 33 DEER RIVER 12 ADA - BORUP 20 UNDERWOOD 8 CLASS AAAA S M B 48 CHISAGO LAKES AREA 29 CLASS AAAAA COON RAPIDS [...]
FOOTBALL MINNESOTA STATE QUARTERFINALS NINE MAN MT. LAKE AREA 42, GRAND MEADOW 12 HANCOCK 32, RENVILLE COUNTY WEST 20 MOUNTAIN IRON 42, SOUTH RIDGE 6 WIN-E MAC 48, WARREN/ALVARADO/OSLO 6 CLASS AA CALEDONIA 56, PIPESTONE 14 PAYNESVILLE 56, MOOSE LAKE-WILLOW RIVER 8 CLASS AAAA HUTCHINSON 52, FRIDLEY 14 WINONA 24, SIMLEY 14 ROCORI 35, DELANO 7 CLASS AAAAAA WAYZATA 38, CENTENNIAL 21 LAKEVILLE SOUTH 38, MOUNDS VIEW 14 LAKEVILLE NORTH 9, SHAKOPEE 7 (THUR) CHAMPLIN PARK 34, ROSEMOUNT 7 (THUR) IOWA FOOTBALL STATE QUARTERFINALS CLASS 8: Audubon 40, CAM, Anita 32 Don Bosco, Gilbertville 67, Easton Valley 28 St. [...]
THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. THE BOARD WILL ACT ON THE EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT REPORT, PERSONNEL ITEMS, ACCEPT DONATIONS AND HEAR A PRESENTATION ON AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK AT TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE FAIRMONT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.