Kimball Golf Club league play begins

KGC Men’s League Men’s League play began this week with nine golfers teeing off on Tuesdays and following the distancing and other coronavirus protocols currently required. Men’s League golfers are: Gene Risch,…

Diet and dementia

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian, We often hear about diet and heart disease…

Mozena is Bus Driver of the Year

Congratulations to Dean Mozena of Kimball who has been named Minnesota V.F.W. School Bus Driver…

Caroline Wieneke, 77

Caroline Wieneke died Thursday, June 3, 2020, at her Watkins home, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Visitation will be one hour prior…

Mozena is Bus Driver of the Year

Congratulations to Dean Mozena of Kimball who has been named Minnesota V.F.W. School Bus Driver of the year for 2020. Mozena is retiring this year, at age 83, after driving school bus for 62 years (the best anyone can figure).…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 05/23/20, 04:24 am, Found Property, CSAH 2, Kingston Twp: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 05/23/20, 04:44 am, Motorist Assist, CSAH 21, Kingston Twp: Warning. 05/23/20, 09:20 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 24, Forest City Twp: Citation Issued.…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

May 21, Blake Henry Schauf, 30 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on the charge of domestic assault. May 21, David Michael Welter, 57 of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a MN Department of Corrections apprehension and…

Monday three-vehicle accident

Just before 1 p.m. Monday, May 25, three vehicles were northbound on Highway 15 north of Kimball. The first vehicle, a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Dakota Housman, 31 of St. Cloud, slowed quickly. A 2012 Ford SRW pickup…

EV/Watkins Senior Dining – June 1-5

Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, lettuce salad, sliced peaches, cookie, milk. Tuesday: Pork loin, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green peas, tropical fruit salad, bar, milk. Wednesday: Tomato basil soup, egg salad on a bun, fruit salad, crackers/margarine, fruit crisp, milk.…

Hello, District 13!

Hello, District 13! Veterans Virtual Career Fair A Veterans Virtual Career Fair is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The career fair is open to veterans, transitioning service members, currently serving Reserve and National Guard, family members of veterans,…

Meet with Howe and Demuth June 25

Residents of Fair Haven, Lynden, Maine Prairie Townships, and the City of Kimball will meet from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Fair Haven Park. The reason for having it in the park is for social distancing. Senator Howe…

DNR to phase reopening of its campgrounds in June

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, state forests, and recreation areas in a phased approach beginning June 1. Gov. Tim Walz announced that public and private campgrounds may reopen beginning June 1, if…

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital participating in convalescent plasma study

Beginning this week, CentraCare – St. Cloud is participating in a national clinical trial to provide access to and determine the safety of convalescent plasma in the treatment of COVID-19. The study is being led by the Mayo Clinic and…

2020 Kraut N Wurst Parade raffle winners

$500 Lauren Lecy $100 Kurt Krippner $100 Kayla Schindler $100 Jolene Tschumperlin $100 Jay Loch $100 Tyler Church $100 Dave Geislinger $100 Lisa Vossen $50 Fran Vossen $50 Mary Gross $50 Vicky Nelson $50 Lori Dockendorf $25 Dave Peterson $25…

Request a book bag

Not comfortable browsing in the library? Not a problem. Now you can request a book bag and one of our lovely volunteers at the Eden Valley Area Library will fill your book bag and have it ready for you. Consider…

Changes to swimming areas managed by the Stearns County Parks Department

Stearns County and its Parks Department take the safety and welfare of staff and park visitors very seriously. After lengthy discussions with the Stearns County Parks Commission and the County’s Sheriff, Public Health, and Administration Departments, the following will be…

Marilyn Gordon, 91

Marilyn Gordon, a lifelong resident of the Annandale and South Haven area, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Annandale Care Center. She was 91. Memorial services will be held at a later date because of current limitations on gatherings.

Kimball library construction begins

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At its May 5 regular meeting, the Kimball city council heard from Shannon Sweeney about Minnesota Rural Water loan to fund water improvements in town. The council approved a $416,000 note, payable over 15 years,…

Eden Valley moves forward with street project for 2021

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Eden Valley held its regular council meeting Wednesday, May 6. A public hearing was held as part of the meeting, and the council and about eight members of the public heard from city engineer Kent…

Happy golden birthday, Baylie!

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Birthdays for Baylie Winter have been rough the past couple of years. Two years ago, her beloved grandfather Elmer Haag died on her birthday. Last year, her grandmother’s funeral was on her birthday. This year…

Watkins to refund liquor licenses

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Because of the forced shutdown for at least two and a half months, the City of Watkins decided at its May 14 council meeting to refund 25% of the annual liquor license fees across the…

South Haven seeks dog catcher

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At its April 7 regular meeting, the South Haven city council approved spending up to $3,500 for emergency lights for the Fire Department boat. The department had purchased supplies for protection against COVID-19, and expected…

Big Brothers Big Sisters building alumni and volunteer network

Were you a former Big or Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program? The local mentoring agency is looking to build its alumni network. As the nation navigates its way through crisis, we are all feeling the toll of…

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