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He is a supercentenarian

Gordon "Gordy" Saunders, of Blue Earth, has now done something not many people will ever accomplish in their lives.He has become a supercentenarian.Just what is a supercentenarian? A person between the ages of 100 and 109 is called a centenarian. Anyone over 110 is called a ...

At UHD for 45 years

Karen Gossen went to Willmar Vocational School in the early 1970s to take classes to become a medical office assistant."We were the people who would escort patients to the exam rooms and gather information from the patient to get things ready for the doctor to see them," Karen explains.After ...

USC, BEA gear up for start of school

Although it appears the United South Central School District intends to begin the school year with in-person learning this fall. It is not an official decision yet."There are still a couple of steps to take before we can officially say we will have in-person learning," USC School Board ...

County gets CARES funds

Faribault County has received $1,655,319 in Coronavirus Relief Funds along with another $81,530 to distribute to small cities and towns. Now, the question is, how can the money be spent?County auditor Darren Esser shared the news with the commissioners at their regular meeting on Aug. 4.The ...

BE City also has $241K to use

The Blue Earth City Council wants to help local businesses and organizations as much as they can by sharing the recent funds the city received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES Act) program.Blue Earth received $241,390. Other cities in the county received lesser amounts ...

So far, hardly anyone has filed for local offices

During the first week that filing for local offices was open very few people came in and "tossed their hats into the ring."For instance, no one had filed for the three open spots on either the Blue Earth Area or United South Central School Boards until just recently.Filings for city council and ...

County Board looks at who to give CARES money to

The process of deciding how to utilize the $1.65 million Faribault County received via the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act continued at a Faribault County Commissioners works session held Thursday morning, Aug. 6.County auditor Darren Esser told the board no official ...

Primary election to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11

Voters in Faribault County will be going to the polls to cast their votes in the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 11.The ballot will include both partisan and nonpartisan areas.Only Faribault County voters in the County Commissioner District No. 5 will have a choice to make.There are three ...

New manager at Rainbow Food Co-op

The Rainbow Food Co-op has a new face in the store, and it belongs to Steve Tenney, who took over as the manager recently.Tenney has been living in Winnebago for the past eight years, so he is not necessarily new to the area."I was the manager at the Shell Station in Blue Earth for the past ...

Board grades Fletcher

The Blue Earth Area School Board held a work session on Thursday, July 23, and immediately went into closed session to conduct superintendent Mandy Fletcher's performance review.When the work session resumed board chair Susan Benz provided a summary of the closed session."We evaluated her on ...