Boys’ cross-country at section championships

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball boys performed in the MSHSL Section 6A Boys Championships last Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Long Prairie Country Club. Results 17. Henry Lemke, 18.14;…

Trunk-or-Treat at St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church is having our first Trunk-or-Treat event this year. On Saturday, Oct.…

Kimball Kruisers 4-H update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.…

Social Security announces 1.3 percent benefit increase for 2021

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced Tuesday, Oct. 13. The 1.3 percent cost-of- living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 10/18/20, 11:30 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 24, Litchfield Twp: Warning. 10/18/20, 13:35 pm, Criminal Damage to MN Hwy 55, City of Watkins: Report Taken. 10/18/20, 14:25 pm, Fire, 515th Av, Acton Twp: Assisted. 10/18/20,…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 16, Katie Lynn Harter, 33 of St. Cloud, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of second-degree DWI. Oct. 16, Amber Leigh Valk, 36 of St. Cloud, was arrested in Maple Lake on a Hennepin County warrant for second-degree…

Recent burglaries

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office took two burglary reports over the course of the last two weeks. The  first was Thursday, Oct. 8, in the City of St. Stephen and taken by Deputy Dave Bonfield. The homeowner believed it would…

Collegeville Township crash

At 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on County Road 160 at Island Lake Road in Collegeville Township, about four miles north of the City…

Fatal industrial accident

At 11:46 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Officer received a report of an industrial accident at a construction site in the 31700 block of MN Highway 22, Harvey Township. The initial report was that a concrete boom…

EV-W FFA corn drive

The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA conducted their annual corn drive service project. FFA chapters from across the state participate in this service project to raise money for True Friends. True Friends is a nonprofit agency providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence…

Kimball Kruisers 4-H update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, via Zoom. We discussed National 4-H week which was Oct. 4-10. That week we made 4-H fabric masks to donate to the Kimball Schools…

Kimball FFA news

By William Serbus, Reporter On Tuesday, Sept. 15, FFA Officers Riley Spoden, Matt Loch, William Serbus, and our FFA advisor Michaela Gallup attended a city council meeting to discuss the possibility of cleaning up Willow Creek Park. The Kimball city…

Political campaigns were even more vicious in the past

Candidates’ manhood, intelligence, and families were fair game By Tom Emery, Historian Are you tired of relentless attack ads in which candidates rip opponents on health care, the economy, the deficit, taxes, terrorism, and family values? Had it with political…

Polling locations for Meeker County Nov. 3

• Acton Township – Grove City Community Center, 210 Atlantic Ave. W., Gove City • Cedar Mills City – Mail Ballot** • Cedar Mills Township – Mail Ballot** • Collingwood Township – CollinwoodTown Hall, 21904 746th Ave., Dassel • Cosmos…

Stearns County General Election absentee ballot drop-off locations

Mailing of absentee ballots is under way for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election to all voters who requested an absentee ballot. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 7 days of the election.…

Card of thanks for Marlene Kramer

The family of Marlene Kramer wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to all the friends and family for your kindness and thoughtfulness at the time of Marlene’s passing.

Minnesota pilot project launches at Mill Creek Dairy

The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently launched a pilot project in Stearns County within the Sauk River Watershed. This pilot project will test the ESMC’s…

Kingston Unit 483 Junior Auxiliary service project

After receiving donations from many local and St. Cloud businesses, for the second year our Junior Auxiliary girls stuffed 30 backpacks for homeless veterans serviced by the St. Cloud VA. They filled the backpacks with snacks, toiletries, warm gloves, and…

Paula Schlangen, 50

Paula Schlangen died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at her Watkins home following a long illness with cancer. She was 50. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in…

Gerald Lang, 74

Gerald Lang died peacefully at his Kimball home Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. He was 74. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas. Those attending must maintain social…

Flora Hendrickson, 84

Flora Hendrickson died at her Kingston home Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, after living her final years with dementia. She was 84. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of…

Watkins approves revised policing contract

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At its Oct. 8 regular meeting, the Watkins city council approved a revised contract with Meeker County for policing the city of Watkins. The revision increases the hours of patrolling, especially on weekends. It becomes…

Kimball approves water plant upgrades

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At its Oct. 6 regular meeting, the Kimball city council approved the first phase of improved radio communication between the water plant and lift station, and replacement of two chlorine pumps; purchase of a mobile…

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