Medicare Basics meeting set for Sept. 16 in Fremont | Health & Fitness

If you or someone you love is turning 65 in the near future, now is the time to learn the basics about the Medicare Health Insurance program.

There will be a Medicare Basics informational meeting on Sept. 16 at the Dodge County Extension Office at 1206 W. 23rd St. in Fremont. Current COVID-19 precautions will be taken, including social distancing and masks will be strongly encouraged. If the meeting cannot safely be held in person a Zoom session will be coordinated for those able to join in this manner.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and nothing will be

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The state of sport: Outside of masked travel, 2021 fall sports season set to kick off with fairly ‘normal’ schedule of events

After more than a year of trials, shut downs and confusion surrounding high school sports and activities in Minnesota, the 2021-22 school year is offering the hope of moving toward normalcy.

The state of sport as indicated by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and Pipestone Area Activities Director Rick Zollner, in our area, paints a picture that nearly resembles pre-pandemic scheduling and movement within districts and conferences. 

With the exception of travel, to-and-from events, the MSHSL is not requiring any specific plans to be implemented, but rather offer a bounty of recommendations. 

“Correct; the school did say masks

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