January 28, 2015

Family with local ties on

Family Feud game show

By Amy Berg, Staff Writer

Everyone knows the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feuding families, but have you ever heard of the Rettmanns?

The Rettmann Family will be feuding in a much more light-hearted manner on the Family Feud game show this Thursday, January 29 at 6 p.m. Tune into the CW Channel to see the Rettmanns try their hand at the popular game show.

The game consists of two families going head to head guessing the most popular answers to survey questions in which 100 people were polled. The family that accumulates the most points throughout the show gets to move on to the final round.

Members of Lori (Hanson) and Paul Rettmann’s family participated. Paul is originally from Buffalo Lake and currently works for Nosbush Dairy in Fairfax. Lori’s mother Judy (Nelson) Newbury grew up in Fairfax.

Each Family Feud team consists of five players. The Rettmann team consists of Paul; son Bailey and his wife Mandi of Hutchinson; and daughter Tracy and her husband Nathan Deutz of Ghent.

Mark it on the calendar and tune in to see how the Rettmann Family fares!

January 21, 2015

Gibbon celebrates Winterfest

The Gibbon Royalty poses with the kids who attended the “Frozen” painting class at HeBrew’s during the 2015 Gibbon Winterfest on Saturday, January 17. Nancy Guggisberg led the kids in a step-by-step painting of the snowman character, Olaf. The kids are holding up their finished products. See page 14 for more photos. For more photos of this event go to: www.sgmphotos.smugmug.com (Staff photo by Amy Berg)

Fairfax Rescue squad doing Polar Plunge

By Amy Berg, Staff Writer

Members of the Fairfax Ambulance-Fire-Rescue Crew are jumping in a lake again this February. The icy dip is not only a way to awaken the senses during the cold winter months, but also a way to give to a great cause.

For the second year in a row, they are participating in the 18th Annual Polar Plunge at Hallet’s Pond in St. Peter on Saturday, February 7. Plunges begin at 1 p.m.

All of the money raised for the Polar Plunge goes to the Minnesota Special Olympics and is organized by the Minnesota Law Enforcement. The Polar Plunge added four locations this year, for a grand total of 20 different plunge locations throughout Minnesota.

Last year the Fairfax group alone raised $3,400 for the cause. The total amount raised for the plunge in St. Peter was over $120,000.

Fire Chief Joel Grejtak brought the idea to his crewmembers last year, but this will be the third year he is doing it. He did his first jump with his two daughters.

“We just decided to go ahead and try it,” he said.

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