Watkins Kraut N Wurst parade units

If there is anyone interested in putting a unit in the Watkins Kraut N Wurst parade Saturday, Aug. 7, please call Tootz at (320) 764-2109 or Brenda at (320) 266-6975 by Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Fresh on 55/Eden Valley Wagyu

By Nancy McNab, Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce We met with Steve and Jamie Ries at the Fresh on 55 farm and, when Steve showed up with a box of freshly picked strawberries, I knew it was going to be a great interview. And the strawberries were amazing. It’s hard to ask questions and eat,…

Holy Cross run

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor This year’s Pork Chop Trot was more of a fun run than an organized event. It’s usually part of the Holy Cross Parish Festival each year, and part of the fundraising events for the school. However, since the Diocese permanently closed the school in May, there is no need for…

Watkins a finalist for 2021 City of the Year

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Minnesota Real Estate Journal 2021 Awards ceremony will be held Thursday evening, July 29, at The Depot in Minneapolis. The City of Watkins will be represented by members of the Watkins city council and EDA, purchasing a table with developer David Tysk, at the ceremony. The City of Watkins…

Fourth on the water

Celebrating the Fourth of July on the water: above, part of the boat parade Sunday afternoon; at right, enjoying the beach. Both photos were taken on Lake Francis near Kingston Sunday afternoon. Staff photos by Anton Matua.

Structure fire

At about 11:10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, the Stearns County Communications Center received a call about a possible structure fire at the address of 23864 178th Avenue in Wakefield Township, about 1.5 miles Northeast of the city of Richmond. The caller reported there were several hay bales on fire on the property. A Deputy arrived…

Single-vehicle crash in Avon Township

At about 6:29 p.m. Sunday, July 4, the Stearns County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a single-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Co. Rd. 9 and Narnia Lane in Avon Township, about one and a half miles south of the City of Avon on Co. Rd. 9. Deputies arrived on scene and…

Kimball Days is coming – Save the date

Kimball Days is back and better than ever. We will celebrate our 40th anniversary with events taking place all week, Aug. 8-14. Watch for more details as the events get closer. You can also follow us on Facebook page (-Kimball Days). The Kimball Days Committee would like to offer a BIG “thank you” to all…

Kimball Lions 5K will benefit Albert family

Kimball Lions 5K Saturday, Aug. 14, will benefit Jerry and Joyce Albert. Jerry and Joyce have been active members in this community since January 1982; he became pastor of the Kimball Church of Christ – now the Kimball Christian Church – up until health issues began in October 2006. Jerry also served as chaplain of…

Candidates sought for Little Miss Watkins Pageant

The Watkins Lions Club will again sponsor the Little Miss -Watkins Pageant during the Kraut N Wurst annual celebration Friday, Aug. 6 . All girls who are full-time residents of Watkins, with a Watkins address, who have completed kindergarten through second grade may qualify for the pageant. Each eligible candidate must find their own sponsor.…