Watkins/EV Senior Dining – April 12-16

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order…

Meeker County youth competed at 4-H Project Bowl

Seven hundred youth tested their knowledge in animal science and wildlife-related topics during competitive 4-H…

Meeker County youth competed at 4-H Project Bowl

Seven hundred youth tested their knowledge in animal science and wildlife-related topics during competitive 4-H events throughout March. This March, 700 youth on 171 teams from across Minnesota participated in the 4-H Project Bowl, the second largest 4-H event series…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 04/04/21, 00:29 am, Domestic, 399th St, Union Grove Twp: Arrest. 04/04/21, 01:49 am, 399th St, Paynesville: ARREST: Douglas John Schwandt, 57, Domestic Assault-Misdemeanor-Commits Act to Cause Fear of Immediate Bodily Harm or Death. 04/04/21, 08:23…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

April 4, Sondra Grace Keezer, 24 of White Earth, was arrested in Clear- water on Nicollet County warrants for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and theft. April 4, Rachel Marie Sopkowiak, 35 of Maple Lake, was arrested in…

DNR: Play it safe as early boating season gets under way

Many lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota are now ice-free, and those where ice remains likely will be open in the near future. People are understandably eager to hit the water, but it remains dangerously cold. That means it’s vital for…

Local gymnast advances in gymnastics

Alison Olson is a junior at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. She started gymnastics at Granite City Gymnastics in Waite Park when she was just 9 years old. She has worked her way up through the levels in the Junior Olympic…

Eden Valley Chamber Business Showcase – ‘Eden Valley Lumber’ – April 2021

Dan and Connie Haag purchased Eden Valley Lumber on April 1, 1990 – 31 years ago – from previous owner, Willard Holmquist. Eden Valley Lumber originally opened in 1918, in its current location, next to the railroad tracks. Back in…

Governor Walz has proclaimed April ‘Month of the Military Child’

“By recognizing Military Child Month, we pay tribute to military children for their commitment, sacrifice, and unconditional support for our troops,” according to the proclamation. It is estimated that more than 23,000 children in Minnesota have at least one parent…

USDA accepting applications to help low-income individuals and families buy or repair homes

USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. The Direct Home Loan program offers financing to qualified very low- and low-income applicants that…

Have stuff?

Lots of closets, basements, and attics got cleaned during the COVID lock down. Now is your chance to get rid of all that stuff and make a little money doing it. Kimball City-Wide Garage Sales, sponsored by the Kimball Area…

No planting in road right-of-way

Stearns County Highway Department wants to remind farmers that planting crops within road right-of-way is illegal. State law prohibits plowing, tilling, and/or planting in the right-of-way, driving lanes, shoulders, ditches, and sight corners at intersections. We want to prevent any…

Kimball Cemetery Association meeting, April 20

The annual meeting of the Kimball Cemetery Association will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Kimball City Hall. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

EV movie night, April 9

The movie “Dolittle” will show at 6 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Eden Valley Community Center. Free movie, popcorn, and a refreshment. Mask and social distancing observed. Sponsored by Eden Valley Citizens for Progress.

Excessive speeds continue to plague Minnesota roadways

Minnesota roadways have quickly shifted from driving lanes to racing lanes as drivers across the state have been using the posted speed limit signs as a mere suggestion. And that is a major cause for concern among those in the…

Easter egg hunt in South Haven, April 3

After having to take 2020 off, the Easter Bunny returned to South Haven for the community Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, April 3. The event is sponsored by the South Haven Sportsman’s Club.

New Eden Valley location for Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Farmers & Merchants State Bank has relocated their Eden Valley location to 110 Meeker Ave. West, a prominent and convenient corner of town. The building, which has been fully renovated, was chosen to better fit both the needs of staff…

Swap Meet now open for the 2021 season

In a sense, it’s not really Spring in central Minnesota until the Wright County Swappers Meet opens for the season. Well, we can now consider it officially Spring. The Swap Meet opened for the season Saturday, April 3, for their…

Leslie Clark, 76

Leslie Clark of Eden Valley died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 76. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Kimball United Methodist Church with Pastor Lori Artner…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 03/28/21, 08:44 am, Traffic Stop, US Hwy 12, Darwin Twp: Citation Issued. 03/28/21, 11:53 am, Unsecure Building, 350th St, Kingston Twp: Arrest. 03/28/21, 12:36 pm, MN Hwy 55, Kimball, ARREST: Brad Michael Cargill, 42: Warrant…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

March 29, Alicia Joleen Lee, 27 of Clearwater, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of domestic assault. March 28, Dustin Troy Parker, 31 of Clearwater, was arrested in Silver Creek Township on the charge of third-degree DWI. March 28,…

Persons in Rockford death investigation identified

At about 8:27 p.m. Friday, March 19, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4031 Woodhill Court in the city of Rockford. Neighbors had reported a vehicle in the driveway that had been running for more than an hour. When…

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