EV-W Varsity girls split week

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The hard-court gals of Eden Valley-Watkins played a pair of games last week, and they encountered split results. Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Lady Eagles took on a…

Lake aeration systems now operating in shallow lakes

Safety urged around systems in operation The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging the…

Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club update

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

Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, via Zoom. Our club charter was approved. We are working on the annual Meeker County 4-H fundraiser. We will be making a donation of…

Sign up for alerts to prevent property fraud

A new online service giving property owners a way to avoid falling victim to property fraud is now available through Stearns County Recording Services. Land Notification, a website that allows property owners to monitor their name or a parcel of…

Farm Resource Guide available

By Dave Bau, Extension Educator, Ag Business Management,  U of M Extension Regional Office, Worthington The Farm Resource Guide for 2021 is now available at many University of Minnesota Extension County offices across the state. This resource guide includes a…

Dairy farmers share early financial and environmental successes

Three Stearns County dairy farmers are featured in a new video about farm conservation and finances. Steve Schlangen, Tim Kerfeld, and Tom Gregory are experimenting with new practices to reduce the use of fertilizer, improve water quality, and increase soil…

Minnesota School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The first annual School Bus Driver Appreciation Day was established Feb. 22, 2017. The Minnesota School Board Operators Association (MSBOA) intended to hold this annual event on the fourth Wednesday in February. This year the fourth Wednesday is Feb. 24.…

Donations needed for North Kingston Cemetery upkeep

Donations are being accepted for the upkeep of North Kingston Cemetery. Your donation would be greatly appreciated. It may be sent to North Kingston Cemetery Fund in care of Jim or Carol Lennox, 36020 697th Ave., Kimball MN 55353. Thank…

Check it Out!

What’s happening at the Eden Valley Area Library? We are back in business and offering some incredible new books. Read about the Dust Bowl in Kristin Hannah’s latest historical novel “The Four Winds,” or check out “Moonlight Child” by Karen…

EV-W celebrates Sno Daze Week

2021 Eden Valley-Watkins Sno Daze Royal court. In front, from left, Alison Olson, Taylor Ruprecht, Alyssa Plantenberg, Erin Geislinger, Princess Kali Torberg, Prince Jackson Geislinger, Austin Schlangen, Tyler Anderson, Reyse Hesse, and Alex Haag. In back are attendants Taryn Sommerfeld,…

Watkins Lions Ice Bocce Winners

Fifteen teams turned out on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon for the annual Watkins Lions Ice Bocce tournament at the Watkins Skating Rink Feb. 20. (See top three winning teams on page 3.) Staff photo by George Matua.

Mitch Molitor named Overall Showman at 95th Little International

Mitch Molitor, a senior in agricultural economics from Watkins, was named the overall showman at the 95th Little International at North Dakota State University Feb. 13. Molitor is the son of Ron and Laurie Molitor. The 95th Little International was…

Rhea Woltman, 92

Rhea Hurrle Allison Woltman of St. Augusta died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at her home, of natural causes, surrounded by her family. She took her final flight into the arms of her Savior. She was 92. Rhea was a generous…

Henry ‘Sonny’ Arnold, 65

Henry “Sonny” Arnold of Eden Valley died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Paynesville Hospital. He was 65. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley.

Local food shelves continue to serve

The Eden Valley and Kimball Food Shelves remain open to meet the increased needs of their communities at this time. The Eden Valley Food Shelf is located in a new building next to the Church of God in Eden Valley.…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition (The remainder of this past week’s blotter will be included in next week’s paper, as it was not yet available before press time because of the government holiday.) 02/11/21, 06:09 am, Fire, 4th St N,…

Shed fire Thursday, Feb. 11

On Feb. 11, Deputy Aaron Wells responded to a shed fire in the 18000 block of 260th Street in Collegeville Township. The caller, a passerby, reported the fire to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 11:44 a.m. The caller also…

Crash victim later found at hospital

Deputies Mitch Preusse, Dennis Heinen, and Brandon Merkling responded to an injury crash on Sunday, Feb. 7, just before midnight. A passerby reported finding a car on its roof, heavily damaged, lights on, and no one around. The deputies arrived…

Thefts on the ice continue

Stearns County Deputies Craig Pogatshnik and Dennis Kern responded to a couple of thefts from fish houses during the first week of February. Both of these thefts occurred on Pearl Lake in Maine Prairie Township. Deputy Pogatshnik took the first…

Hello, District 13! (Feb. 11, 2021)

Statement from Senator Howe following tragedy in Buffalo My thoughts and prayers are for the victims, their families, the city of Buffalo, and all who are suffering from this tragedy. I also thank the brave law enforcement and medical staff…

Kimball continues to review utility rate increases

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At a workshop meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Kimball city council will review in detail possible utility rate increases. Increased revenue is needed to help make up for water/sewer plants operating deficits. The city’s auditor,…

Eden Valley proceeds with grant for affordable housing

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Jeff Gladis, CCAP Housing Director, United Community Action Partnership, presented information Feb. 3 to the Eden Valley city council about the Small Cities Development Grant program for affordable housing assistance. He is submitting a grant…

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