Two holes-in-one at Kimball Golf Club

The odds of scoring a hole-in-one in golf are said to be 12,000 to 1. Estimates are that a hole-in-one occurs only every 3,500 rounds of golf. Most golfers never get one.…

CentraCare updates visitor policy

Hospitals and clinics; offering outdoor visits at long-term care facilities As the number of COVID-19…

2020 Valley Daze Car Show
The 22nd annual Valley Daze Car Show was held Saturday, June 27, even though Valley…
Roy Donabauer, 60

Roy Donabauer of St. Joseph died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 60. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with…

Social Security unveils redesigned retirement benefits portal at socialsecurity.gov

The Social Security Administration announced the first of several steps the agency is taking to improve the public’s experience on its website. The newly redesigned retirement benefits portal, at www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/retirement, will help millions of people prepare for and apply for…

Meeker County Sheriff’s crime blotter, July 2, 2020

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 06/28/20, 00:05 am, Motor Vehicle Accident, MN Hwy 24, Forest City Twp: Gone On Arrival. 06/28/20, 00:36 am, Public Assist, 617th Av, Manannah Twp: Report Taken. 

Wright County Sheriff’s crime blotter, July 2, 2020

June 29, Reese Allan Hooper, 33 of South Haven, was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault violations. June 28, Brandon Willard Boxell Muehring, 34 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Corrina Twp on a…

Kimball Rod and Gun Club First half trap results

League 1 River View Ranch 56 Schlauderaff Impl. 49 Guys from Hutch 43 Maine Prairie DU 31  League 2 Kimball Rod and Gun 45 Litchfield Bowl 39 Hendricks Sand/Gravel 37 Sears 33 Riverside Tavern 26 League 3 Fair Haven Angels…

Richard ‘Dick’ Kantor, 83

Richard “Dick” Kantor of Big Lake died Saturday, June 27, 2020.  He was 83. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, at Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker.

Absentee voting for August primary

Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, announces that absentee voting began Friday, June 26, for the Tuesday, Aug. 11, primary. Because of the current pandemic, residents who wish to vote by absentee are encouraged to request an absentee ballot online at…

Friends of the Library annual meeting

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Kimball Friends of the Library was not able to hold its annual meeting in June. We will have our annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, at City Hall. Proposed by-law changes will be…

Kern joins Citizens Bank Minnesota

Citizens Bank Minnesota is pleased to announce that Sarah Kern Magedanz has joined the Citizens team as Vice President/Agricultural Lender in Watkins. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Agriculture Industries and Marketing. She…

Water: Vital to humans and livestock alike

By Karen Johnson, UMN Extension Educator, McLeod and Meeker Counties The summer is heating up. What could be more refreshing than a nice cool glass of water after being outside? Our livestock feel the same way as they live out their day-to-day…

Practice Good Health by leaving the fireworks to the experts

Minnesota’s physicians are urging Minnesotans to Practice Good Health by leaving the lighting of fireworks to the professionals this Fourth of July. “Every year many Minnesotans get hurt and end up in the emergency department because of fireworks injuries,” said…

Social Security and AARP work to slam the scam

AARP is helping SSA and its Office of the Inspector General warn you about scammers using Social Security in coronavirus (COVID-19) scams. AARP has a new webinar available for free (registration required at aarp.org), advising the public that scammers’ tactics…

MN DEED Grant Program, apply by July 2

The Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program approved by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by Governor Tim Walz on June 16 will begin accepting applications to support business impacted by COVID-19. The application period opened Tuesday, June 23, and will…

Local artisans create permanent Prince tribute

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor It’s been just over four years since the accidental death of Minnesota’s legendary Prince. His Chanhassen home still stands as a memorial to his life and talents,  and First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis will forever…

Hello, District 13!

Dear Neighbor, The Legislature recently completed a week-long special session, adjourning with little progress on the most significant issues. The Governor was able to extend his emergency powers by another 30 days despite objections from Republicans in the Senate and…

2020 Valley Daze Car Show
The 22nd annual Valley Daze Car Show was held Saturday, June 27, even though Valley Daze itself was canceled (like so many other local festivals). Instead of a show where people gathered to walk around the vehicles, the vehicles paraded…
Henry Albers, 79

Henry Albers of South Haven died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 79. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with Pastor Bob Miner and…

Stearns County License Center taking appointments for driver’s license renewals

Residents who have an expired or soon-to-expire driver’s license can now make an appointment to renew their license at the -Stearns County West License Center, located at the County Service Center at 3301 County Road 138 in Waite Park. Appointments…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 06/21/2, 01:11 am, Traffic Stop, CSAH 1, Litchfield Twp: Arrest. 06/21/20, 08:19 am, DANCO Violation, MN Hwy 55: Report Taken. 06/20/20, 09:54 am, Littering/Dumping, CSAH 2: Assisted.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

June 22, Adam Michael Inderrieden, 35 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charges of driving after cancellation inimical to public safety and fleeing law enforcement and a MN Department of Corrections warrant for fleeing law enforcement. June 20,…

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