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Thursday, February 10, 2011 Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN Maple Lake ice-fishing benefit H0 Donabauer 90th An ice-fishing tournament is being held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, on Cedar Lake/Schroeder Park access to benefit the fami- ly of Jeff Colbenson of Maple Lake who died suddenly in August lear- ing behind his fiancee Beth Blizil (above right) and their son Carter. Hilltop's future (from page 2) The children of Leo Donabauer and their families invite you to join us Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Kimball United Methodist Church from 2-4 p.m. Please stop in and join us for cake, coffee and juice, as we celebrate Dad's 90th year and wish him many more, and the health to enjoy them. Leo and his wife Dorraine have been long-time residents of Kim- ball, and live just north of Kimball. Leo worked at the VA Hospital for many years prior to retirement. No presents, please; your pres- ence is present enough. Kimball CARES Breakfast Rep. Dean Urdahl (center) met with Watkins City Council and Eco- nomic Development Authority members, and about 20 more con- cerned community members Monday night, Feb. 7, about the fate of Hilltop Care Center. At left is Jerry Oster, right is Jerry Hesse. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. necessarily the Senate bill. Then considering similar options. it 8oes to a conference committee Jerry aster spoke emotionally to come up with a single bill. This, about how essential Hilltop is to the Urdahl predicts, would be around community, and how people should mid-May. Teigen and other PAHCS matter more than bean-counters. representatives will testify in St. "That's the heart of our cam- Paul before both the House and munity," aster said. "You pull that Senate committees, out, and we're unplugged." "It's tricky, but doable- I hope," Others pointed out the tre- Urdahl said more than once. mendous community support Urdahl urges anyone con- already given to Hilltop over the cerned about the future of Hilltop years, including fee forgiveness Care Center in Watkins to write to by the city council, donations, and two senators: Newman (who rep- volunteerlabor. resents the area) and Hann (who is And several mentioned the sud- chair of the HHS Committee). Let- den closing of the Watkins Med- ters should focus on these points: ical Clinic by PAHCS as a blow to the unfairness of reimburse- the community, and a betrayal. ment that has gone on for a very Fundraising options, either long time. through the community or thefactthatcurrentandfuture through the PAHCS Foundation, residents would simply move to were discussed. But the question- homes that are better funded (and ers always came back to "Is that more expensive to the state), enough to guarantee that Hilltop Hilltop is the largest employer will stay open?" Teigen could not in town; 86 could lose their jobs. speak for the board, and could not it's only a quarter mile from a guarantee that anything at this higher-paying county, point would keep the facility open. the impact on the community Chuck Unterberger, summed ifHintopislost, up what some in the room may . Hilltop drawg regidenta from have been thinking: "We don't many communities, a fair number have hope" that it will stay open. from StearnsCounty. But one thing seemed evident: Hilltop provides high quality, Watkins won't give it up without a much-needed services to several good fight. communities. Sen. David Hann Teigen reiterated that it is the 100Rev.Dr.MartinI~therKingJr.Blvd. prospect of continued financial State Office Building, Room 127 losses that precipitated the Octo- St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 ber announcement about reorga- (651) 296-1749 nization, adding that it's a corn- Sen. Scott J. Newman plex and difficult decision.75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. About 30 nursing homes in Capitol Building, Room301 Minnesota that are associated St. Paul, MN55155-1606 with hospitals, said Teigen, are (651) 296.4131 By Pastor Dave Milz Our community is blessed with a variety of organizations and individuals committed to the same goal: making Kimball a bet- ter place to live for everyone. Kimball CARES (Commmu- nity Alliance of Resources, Edu- cation, and Support) is designed to bring together those who are already working toward that goal. Most groups and organizations work separately, often unaware of what others are doing. If we meet together, we can let each other know what we are up to, coordi- nate our efforts, and find ways to support each other, sharing ideas, dreams, and resources. Quite sim- ply, we believe we can accomplish more together than we can sepa- rately. For this goal to be achieved, it is critical that every organiza- tion, group, committee, church, etc., dedicated to serving our com- munity is represented in Kim- ball Cares. To that end, we invite all community leaders and con- cerned citizens in our commu- nity to attend a free breakfast from 7-8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kim- ball. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to our mayor, Tammy Konz, at (320) 398-5011, or . Tammy will also be glad to answer any questions about this event. Kimball Area Emergency Food Shelf J Inc. St. Anne,s Church in Kimball ............................. : ................ L._..: .................. .'. ................... :. Also open 2.rid Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398--2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches, Family Camp Day at History Museum The Stearns History Museum will be hosting a "F.amily Camp Day" program at 12:30-4 p.m. Satur- day, Feb. 26. The afternoon program is designed for parents/guardians and children of all ages. Activities include music, story-telling, arts and crafts, family history session, and outside snow play. Refresh- ments will be provided. All activ- ities will be held at the Museum. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. The cost of the program is $15 per family and free to Museum family members. Con- tact the Stearns History Museum at (320) 253-8424 to register. For more information about this program or the Museum, please call (320) 253-8424. The American Association of Muse- ums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. Page 3 ......... IHNr Board meeting for Historical Society Feb. 19 Kimball Area Historical Soci- ety has a Board of Directors meet- ing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Kimball City Hall. I S ,hem Sup l Kin tonApostoEc J J[ _ Lu er t hurch I II1 r.a.y,February 11, 4-7 p.m./ lU Seraing: J I II Sp.gheft~; salad, iarlic bread & J J ~ brownie hot fudge sututae I J [[Donations to Kingston Apostolic I I IILutheran Church (KALC) | I ~ (in memo note Youth fund) I [ ]1Proceeds to benefit our [ Ill Youth Group for trips to [ Snootq Gallery & Gifts ~ Original Art South Haven Sportsman's Club 12:30 to PRIZES Largest ................ $100 2 Largest ............ $75 3'd Largest ............ $50 Largest Pan Fish..$25 PROCEEDS GO FOR CONSERVATION PROJECTS the Soulh Haven Sporlsman~; Club Is not responsible for accidents or Injuries 1