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Thursday, January 1,2009 Community Page 5 Tri-County News • Kimball, MN Monday-Euchre, Blood Pres- sure: BBQ riblet, baked potato w/ sour cream, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, chocolate mousse w/ topping. Tuesday-Euchre: Spoonburger on bun, potato wedges, coleslaw, chocolate chip cookie. Wednesday-Education: Beans, Berries, Bran &amp; Beyond: Brown sugar glazed pork chops, sour cream & herb-whipped potatoes, squash, dinner roll, gelatin w/top- ping. Thursday: Seafood fettuccine, carrots, lettuce salad w/dressing, garlic bread, peanut butter cake. Friday-Bingo: Roast turkey, whipped potatoes w/gravy, corn, wheat bread, pumpkin bar. . 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.25, or what you can afford. New pric- ing begins Jan. 2009: Guests under 60 pay $6.50. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The coffee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For reservations, call Rosa- lea Hoeft (320) 398-2211 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. the daybefore you plan on attending. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. This program is funded in part under a contract with the Central MN Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program. K00mball schools Menu I Jan. 5-9 Breakfast Monday: Breakfast pizza; juice choice, milk. Tuesday: Scrambled eggs & cheese, slice of toast, juice choice, milk. Wednesday: Pancake, sausage patty, juice choice, milk. Thursday: French toast, ham slice, fruit choice, milk. Friday:. Sausage gravy over bis- cuit, juice choice, milk. Lunch Monday: All beef hot dog or chili & cheese, baked beans, sliced wheat bread, peach slices, milk. Tuesday: Italian dunker with meat sauce or tuna salad on wheat, tossed Italian salad, sliced wheat bread, fresh pineapple, milk. Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff or pork riblet on wheat, buttered n6odles, corn, sliced wheat bread, watermelon, milk. Thursday: Enchilada bake or turkey BLT wrap, mixed green salad, sliced wheat bread, fresh can- taloupe, milk. Friday: Sweet & sour pork or baked potato with ham & cheese, brown rice, Oriental vegetables, sliced wheat bread, pear slices, milk. 2008 in review (continued from page 2) Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop in Kimball hosted quilt designer nd pattern publisher Sherri Falls dur- ing a bus quilt-shop tour when four busloads of quilters stopped in Kimball throughout the day March 1. Kimball Elementary School cel- ebrated I Love to Read Month and Read Across America with a num- ber of activities March 3. Kimball FFA Alumni held their fish fry March 7 at Playland Ball- room. Kimballhosted the third annual Empress Invitational speech meet March 8 with 24 teams participat- ing. Rhea Hurrle Woltman was inducted March 11, along with 10 other Colorado women, into the Colorado Women's Hall Of Fame. Woltman had received an hon- orary Doctorate of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Osh- kosh along with the other women involved in the Mercury 13 space program. KAHS entered 36 members in 15 events at the Solo & Ensem- ble Contest at Paynesville. All 15 events rated at the state level, and 12 of them were awarded "supe- rior" ratings. Erin Gilpatrick received "Best of Site Award" for her flute solo, selected best of all performances St. Anthony's Church in Wat kins held its annual fish fry March 14. The annual Kimball Fireman's Ball was held March 14 at Playland Ballroom. Hilltop Care Center in Wat- kins held its 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt the morning of March 15. Pearl Lake Lodge in Marty hosted the first annual St. Pat- rick's Day Parade in Marty Satur- day afternoon, March 15. "The Odd Couple: Female Ver- sion" was presented March 15 and 16 in the KAHS cafetorium by the Kimball Community Playhouse. March 16 was the 31st annual Kimball Fireman's Relief Associa- tion pancake and sausage break- fast on Palm Sunday. The KAHS bands performed their winter band concert March 17. KAHS placed fourth at the Knowledge Bowl subsection meet Knights of Columbus held a benefit breakfast at St. Anne's Church in Kimball Feb. 24. Kimball's Scout Pack 357 held a potluck dinner Feb. 27. The Watkins American Legion held a fish fry Feb. 29 at Watkins Village Hall. The Kimball Legion's fish frywas the same night, at Play- land Ballroom in Kimball. Coltant Harff was chosen 2007 Member of the Year by St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball at their annual meeting. February KES students of the month were Rachel Merten, Bran- don LaFave, Bailee Schiefelbein, Shawn Laudenbach, Megan Bisila, Danielle Helgeson, and Jarod Olson. Joel and Robin Hasslen joined daughter Jessica in Kenya for a trip of a lifetime. Jessica wrote about the trip in the Feb. 21 Tri-County News, and she displayed photos of the trip shortly thereafter at St. Cloud State University. Comings and goings: Died: 2/4/08, Vera Presler, 70, of Sauk Rapids (formerly of Fair Haven). Died: 2/7/08, Rose Ann Holthaus, 65, of Watkins. Died: 2/7/08, Robert"Porkchop" Kinsel, 82, formerly of Willmar. Died: 2 / 11 / 08, Alphonse Asfeld, 90, of rural Watkins. Died: 2/12/08, Bernice Mas- berg, 75, of Kimball. Died: 2/15/08, Geraldine "Geri" Massmann, 80, of Luxemburg. Born: 2/28/08, Mason Edward Novak to Chadd and Tania (Rob- inson) Novak of River Falls, Wis. Died: 2/29/08, Ralph Lenox, 87, formerly of Kimball. MARCH Luke Schiefelbein, a Kimball junior, competed in the Minne- sota State Wrestling Tournament; he ultimately lost to the state's fifth-place winner. In honor of Food Shelf Month (March), students at Kimball Ele- mentary School collected 2,600 items for the Kimball Area Food Shelf. Minn. Rep. Larry Hosch held a town meeting at Kimball City Hall March 1. 55 on 15 in Kimball • Garal!e l,l,C March 17. The Kimball Lions held their awards night March 17 at Pow- der Ridge. Ken Knaus received the Melvin Jones Award, and Dan Konz received the Hearing and Dog Ser- vice Award. March 19 several KAHS stu- dents drove their tractors to school, as part of FFA Week March 1720. The Tri_County News offi- cially celebrated its 60th anniver- sary with an anniversary edition March 20. A number of businesses participated by sponsoring ads in this special issue that went out to everyone in the area. March 21 was the Kings- ton Legion and Lions annual fish dinner. The Kimball speech team took third place at the 2008 Central Minnesota Conference Tourna- ment March 25. Long-time Kimball football coach Gary Trimble was inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association "Hall of Fame" at their March 29 banquet. The Kimball Area Chamber of .Commerce sponsored its Business & Community Expo March 29 at the high school. March students of the month at KES were Emma Capes, Maicy Vossen, Jessica Combs, Cait-. lyn O'Brien, Jacob Leither, Tyler " Anderson, and Michael Huhn. Student-reporter Shelby Schie- felbein wrote about the KES sixth- graders' trip to BizTown. Erin Dif- fley got to be mayor for a day, and other students filled many other business and government roles during the day-long exercise. 2008 was not'a great year for some area children: • 15-year-old Tyler Baker has been battling osteosarcoma (bone cancer) since November 2007. He has had surgeries to remove sev- eral tumors from his spine. You can follow his progress at < www.>. • Sarah Grunewald is a 6-year- old who has been battling Ewing sarcoma since January 2007. 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