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l - P~O'P ] ~) ~'~l~fln~llfilt~d~ Thursday, January28,2010 ~.~--, -.- --" ~, v~~~6 I,~ imball, MN | Wrestling/Frompage 10 (N) 9-4 tine (N) 3:01 119: Justin Huhn (K) dec Dustin Hale Hwt: Cody Mackereth (K) fall Jordan C~i ~-~rSO~, DVM (N) 9-5 125: Tyler Kuechle (K) forf () 130: Tim Swanson (N) maj Tanner Meierhofer (K) 10-2 135: Jordan Joseph (K) forf () 140: Caramon Hansen (K) maj Austin Kidrowski (N) 18-7 145: Mitch Pramann (K) dec Tyler Swan- son (N) 5-2 152: Travis Wills (K) fall Zack Thon (N) 1:44 160:0 dblforf 0 171:0 dblforf 0 189: Austin Schiefelbein (K) fall Tony Hegseth (N) 3:51 215: Alex Thurber (K) fall Brady Bucken- the score on the Raiders, but they double-forfeited at 160 and 171 the Cubs at this point were up 37-4 and because of injuries the Raid- ers did not have any kids to put out at these weights. The Cubs finished the Raiders off up top, winning the next three weights by pins and tak- ing home the win 55-4. Kimball Area 55, Norwood Young America 4 103: Marcus Hamer (K) fall Josh Hendel (N) 1:01 Stevens (N) 2:36 Another exciting match for the Cubs that night was against Ogil- vie, and to start it offat 103 pounds was the third-ranked kid in state, Matt Hickerson, and the eighth- ranked kid in state, Kimball's Mar- cus Hamer. Hickerson was able to catch Hamer in a five-point move to start the match and Marcus had to battle back from there, com- ing up short in the end, losing 4-11. Marcus is looking forward to the re-match down at the State tour- nament. Despite losing at 103, the rest of the team stepped up to take care of Ogilvie, winning the match 58-15. Kimball Area 58, OgUvie 15 103: Matt Hickerson (O) dec Marcus Hamer (K) 11-4 112: Tanner Mills (K) fall Mike Camp- bell (O) :34 119: Jake Hickerson (O) fall Justin Huhn (K) 2:33 125: Tyler Kuechle (K) forf () 130: Brian Hoff (O) dec Tanner Meier- hofer (K) 13-6 135: Jordan Joseph (K) fall Collin Mitch- ell (O) 2:57 140: Caramon Hansen (K) forf () 145: Mitch Pramann (K) fall Kyle Lind- berg (O) 1:38 152: Travis Wills (K) tech Jeremy Carda (O) t7-2 160: Travis Schiefelbein (K) forf () 171: Luke Zambory (O) dec Tyler Filzen (K) 6-0 189: Austin Schiefelbein (K) forf () 215: Alex Thurber (K) forf () Hwt: Cody Mackereth (K) forf () This week, results leave the Cubs at 16-2 overall, 4-1 in the Con- ference and 6-0 in the Section. Next up for the Cubs will be a quad Jan. 28 at Mound-Westonka, where they will face the host, Orono, and Rob- binsdale-Armstrong. Wrestling will start at 5. Friday, Jan. 29, the Cubs will host Royalton, a confer- ence foe. This night will be filled with exciting events as the Cubs' elementary wrestlers will square offagainst the Royals' young men. This will also be parents' night for the Kimball Wrestlers. The Ele- How cold is too cold? Cubs wrestler Troy Filzen. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Reprinted from the Jan. 1, 2009, Tri-County News With how cold it was in Decem- ber, Jean from the Tri-CountyNews was wondering at what tempera- ture it is too dangerous for our ani- mals outside. ! have seen frost- bite leave permanent damage on horses, dogs, cats, and calves, and in most cases, they happened at a young age in below-zero condi- tions. Short, rounded ears are often an indicator that the animal was exposed to dangerously low tem- peratures that actually killed the living tissue and caused perma- nent, irreversible damage. I have also seen foot pads completely slough off, leaving only the under- lying raw tissue for the animal to walk on after being out in the cold too long. Death from hypothermia can occur in calves or other spe- cies that are unexpectedly born outside at this time of year in our area. To answer Jean's question, age, coat-type and size of animal, available nutrition, outside tem- perature, type of shelter, acclima- tion to being outside, and time of exposure all seem to be important factors in my experience. For example: an adult dog who has been outside day and night for years, has an insulated dog- house, thick fur, larger body size, and is fed adequately may do quite well even in below-zero conditions (Will Steger may know some dogs like this). In these same condi- tions, a chihuahua or kitten might get frostbite or die in a short period of time. A wet calf or foal born in a pasture in subzero temperatures wouldn't stand much of a chance T CARD DEBT ...... 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Horses can lose weight in the win- ter if they are not given enough hay, because so much of their body heat is from digestion. If all of their calories come from grain, that heat generated is reduced and their energy goes toward keep- ing warm. One might snicker at foo-foo dog sweaters and booties for toy breeds, but in reality, there are neoprene wet-suits and boots for huhting dogs, calf jackets and horse blankets, and they all serve an important purpose (besides just keeping your dog/calf/horse fashionable). Consider being a softie and let your outside pets come inside, and maybe pick them up some snazzy winter animal garb, particularly if the temperature is in the sin- gle digits, below-zero, or when it is windy. If you have late-calving beef cows or early-foaling mares, do your best to provide shelter and bedding, Also, you should fre- quently check to see if the ani- mal is beginning labor and get the baby dry, warm, and fed as soon as possible. E-mail your animal questions to . Programming at Annandale Area Public Library The Annandale Area Public Library is offering the following programs: Animal Migration Children ages 3-12 are invited to the Annandale Area Public Library for "Migration," a pre- sentation by staff from St. John's Arboretum, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mon- day, Feb. 8. The one-hour presen- tation will include information on where migrating birds go, how long they are gone, and more. This program is funded by the Friends of the Annandale Library. Minnesota Zoomobile Children ages 3-12 are invited to the Annandale Area Public Library for a Minnesota Zoomobile pre- sentation 3 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Naturalists from the Min- nesota Zoo will bring animals and other interesting things for chil- dren to enjoy. This presentation is funded from the vote of the peo- ple of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to pre- serve Minnesota's arts and cul- tural heritage. For more information or to reg- ister, contact the Annandale Area Public Library at (320) 274-8448. Annandale Area Public Library hours: Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 &2-5, Sat. 9-12