Kimball Boy Scout Troop update

The Kimball Boy Scouts have been keeping busy this fall and will continue to be busy this winter. August: After their trip to Philmont, N.M., they jumped right into the Kimball Days celebration by selling root beer floats at the Tractor Pull, Kids Zone, and throughout the parade. We would like to thank everyone who…

War still haunts 90-year-old veteran

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Ralph Kramer of Watkins is preparing for two big events in the coming days. One is moving into Gardenview Apartments from his townhome across the way where he has lived for the past five years. Kramer was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago, but denied treatment then because of…

Local boy competed in pedal tractor pulls, goes all the way to nationals

Ben Skeesick is 4 years old and is currently attending preschool at Kimball Elementary. He won first place at the Pedal Tractor Pull at the Fair Haven Old Settler’s Day this past summer, where his name was mentioned in the Tri-County News. He then went on to the state competition in Redwood Falls Saturday, Sept.…

Fall program at the Cokato Historical Society

Best-selling author Christine Husom Ever wonder about murder, mysteries, and those who write about them? Join the Cokato Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Centennial Room, to learn about the life of Christine Husom, a national best-selling author from Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public. According to…

Kimball Area Historical Society meeting/presentation

South Haven history presentation open to the public The Kimball Area -Historical Society will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Kimball City Hall. Following the meeting, a program will be presented by Brian Partridge about the beginning of South Haven. Join us for this interesting local history presentation. Everyone…

MAAPS meeting held at Forest City Threshers Show Grounds

The Forest City Threshers and the Atwater Threshers joined forces to co-host the fall meeting of the Minnesota Association of Antique Power Shows (MAAPS) Saturday Oct. 9, at the Forest City Threshing Association Show Grounds. The two local threshing associations teamed up to provide a meeting place, food, and refreshments for the statewide association. MAAPS…

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs male mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota launched their Big Hero campaign this fall. This campaign is aimed at recruiting male mentors to pair with boys on their waiting list. The goal of this campaign is to recruit 100 men by Nov. 30. Recruiting male mentors is one of the greatest challenges that mentoring programs…

Meeker County 4-H holds September meeting

The Meeker County 4-H Federation held their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at the Meeker County Fairgrounds. The newly elected 2021-2022 Federation Officers are: President Gretta L. of Valley Victors, Vice President Preston W. of Koronis Eager Beavers, Secretary Ellie D. of Kimball Kruisers, Youth Treasurer Emma D. of Kimball Kruisers, Reporter Elizabeth…

Becker, ACTE 2021 Region III Teacher of the Year

One of five finalists for 2022 national ACTE title On Friday, Oct. 1, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Luke Becker, Agricultural Science and Technology Instructor and Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Braham High School in Braham, Minn., and Kimball Area High School alumnus, as the 2021 ACTE Region III Teacher…

Christmas lights wanted

The Kimball Boys Scouts are collecting donations for new Christmas lights to decorate Willow Creek Park. Donations can be dropped off at Kimball City Hall. Please have all donations in by Nov. 18.