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PlTI O'a ] . ,ll il, ,lleta Thursday, February 10, 2011 Friday, Feb. 11, 4-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 12-13, 4th annual Spaghetti Supper at St. Cloud Marriage Encounter; Kingston Apostolic Lutheran (320) 252-3220 or . Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Kim- "Many Gifts One Spirit" at Kim- ball Legion Auxiliary meeting. ball United Methodist Church (on Thursday, Feb. 17, 7-8 a.m., Kim- Hwy. 55); free clothing, household ball CARES breakfast at St. John's items, and more; (320) 398-6696. Lutheran Church in Kimball; Saturday, Feb. 12, noon-3 p.m., RSVP to Tammy at (320) 398-5011 Ice fishing benefit for family of or tkonz@melteLnet. Jeff Colbenson of Maple Lake on Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m., Kim- Cedar Lake at the Schroeder Park ball Area Historical Society board access; 6:30-8 p.m., silent auction meeting. at Maple Lake American LegionTuesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Kim- Club. ball Area Historical Society meet- Saturday, Feb. 12, 12:30-3 p.m., ing and program: "Heroes of the 28th annual South Haven Sports- G.A.R.," the first official veterans' man's Club Fishing Contest, on organization. Lake Francis Public Beach; see ad Saturday, Feb. 26, 12:30-4 p.m., on page3. Stearns History Museum Fam- Sunday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ily Day Camp; (320) 253-8424 or KAHS Speech "Sweetheart Break- e-mail fast" at KAHS cafetorium; see ad See ad on page 5. onpage 3. Sunday, Feb. 27, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wine-cheese-chocolate- tasting fundraiser for Dollars for Government Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Wat- kins City Council meeting at City Hall. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Spe- Cubs lose to Irish, defeat Eagles from Eden Valley-Watkins last Fri- day night, Feb. 4, in their second By]ay Klein, coach The game was headed to over- meeting of the conference sched- Cubs lose heartbreaker to Irish time. In the extra session, the ule. The Cubs jumped out to an The Kimball Cubs hosted the Cubs jumped out front by two, but early lead, but poor shooting and Maple Lake Irish last Tuesday the Irish quickly answered. Maple turnovers kept the game close. night, Feb. 1. The Irish jumped out Lake then grabbed the lead, only The score at halftime was 20-17 in to a quick lead in the first half. The to be taken back by the Cubs when favor of the Cubs. Cubs answered by keeping it close Nell Helgeson hit a three pointer. In the second half the Cubs and trailed by four at the break The Irish hit a shot with about picked up their defensive inten- (26.22). 10seconds remaining to retakesity and expanded the lead. With In the second half, the Cubs the lead. The Cubs had two shots just under six minutes remaining scored the first four points to tie at the end that just missed, as they the Cubs led by 17 (42-25). Kimball the score. Maple Lake answered fell to the Irish. held on and closed out a 51-38 vic- with a 7-0 run to retake the lead. Dillon Menson and Nell Helge-tory. Both teams battled back and forth son paced the Cubs scoring with 23 Nell Helgeson led the Cubs with in the second half. With less than and 22 points respectively. Men- 16 points. Dillon Menson added three seconds remaining, Kimball son and Helgeson also totaled six 11. Ty Filzen dished out five assists trailed by two with the ball to be rebounds each. Helgeson addedand Brett Ostby had three steals. inbounded under their own bas- four steals. Cameron Hunt handed Dillon Menson hauled down nine ket. Nell Helgeson passed to Dil- out six assists, rebounds. The Cubs record now lon Menson, whose shot found the Cubs defeat Eagles stands at 9-8 overall and 4-5 in bottom of the net, as time expired. Kimball hosted the Eagles conference play. Lady Cubs Go 2-1 on road trip By Jeremy Kuechle, coach points followed DasseI-Cokato by Wittenberg The gifts' basketball team had with 12 points, three away games last week, with Liz Kastanek the first being against Dassel- eightpoints, Thursday, Feb. 10, Spelling Bee Cokato, a class 3A opponent, in a Merten seven at KAHS. tough non-conference matchup, points, Ding- Tuesday, Feb. 15, KES Music Kimball started very strong,mann three Concert (grades 4-6). See story on knowing they would have to play points, Don- page 5. well to have a chance on the road. nay twopoints, Friday-Monday, Feb. 18-21, NO Building a 28-24 lead by half- and Stein one SCHOOL (Presidents' Daybreak). time, and extending the lead to point. Kim- Sunday, Feb. 27, Kimball Kruis- 48-36 with three minutes to play, ball shot well, cial Joint Meeting of Kimball City ers 4-H Share the Fun. the Cubs relied on their ball-con- 51 percent on Council and Maine Prairie Town- Wednesday, March 9, 2-hour trol offense, forcing the Chargers two-point field Klarissa Eisenbraun: 5 ship, at Kimball City Hall. late start (Kimball Schools).to foul. Kimball scored their last goals, but only points, 3 rebounds in Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 6-8 p.m., 12 points of the game at the free- connected on Swanville win. Natalie Stein: 8 points, 4 rebounds in DC win. Kimball school board meeting, in Kindergarten Roundup at Kimball throwline to secure thewin 56-49. one of 10 three- board room in KAHS; (320) 398- Elementary; see story on page 5. Kimball's scoring line leader was point attempts and struggled from score of 86.38. Dingmann, Gard. SP 0 B,.T SCHCDULS Boys' Basketball Thu., Feb. 10, 6 pro, at Holdingford THD., FEll. 10, 6 PM, V. HL-W-W Sat., Feb. 12, 12 noon, at Meadow Cr. Christian Tue., Feb. 15, 6 pro, at Maple Lake TOE., FEB. 15, 6 PM, V. BBE Fri., Feb. 18, 6 pm, at Pierz THU., FEB. 24, 6 PM, V. ROCKFORD Girls' FRI., FEB. 18, 6 PM, V. ROCKFORD TOE., FEB. 22, 6 PM, V. ST. IOHN'S PREP TUE., MARCH 1, 6 PM, V. PIERZ Basketball FRI., FEB. 11, 6 PM, V. ROCKFORD Tue., Feb. 15, 6 pro, at PACT/ Spectrum (no 9th gr.) THU., FEB. 17, 6 PM, V. HOLDINGFORD Tue., Feb. 22, 6 pm, at HL-W-W Fri., Feb. 11, 6 pm, at HL-W W MON., FEB. 14, 6 PM, V. ST. JOHN'S PREP THU., FEB. 17, 6 PM, V. ROCKORD Tue., Feb. 22, 6 pm, at Pierz FRI., FEB. 2S, 6 PM, V. BBE Wrestling Thu., Feb. 10, 5 pm, at HL-W-W Tri (v. 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Name: Address: City/State/Zip: __ Check enclosed OR Charge my: __ Visa __ MasterCard __ Discover Card #: - - exp. / (320) 398-5000 70 S Main St., Kimball www.TriCountyNews.MN Megan Garding with 14 points, the free-throw line, making only ing, and Wittenberg all scored followed by Brooke Merten's 10seven of l8 attempts. These are two 15 points for Kimball with Ding- points. Rachel Arnold and Nata- areas where the Cubs have shown mann connecting on five three- lie Stein each scored eight points, improvement overall this season point field goals. This ties a Kim- while Erin Dingmann and Mandy but failed them in this game. Wit- ball school record. Dingmann now W[tt,E~llbetg each ~,~)r~=~d seven tc-~berg ],E:~~ ill rc-botllld~ wlt]l l~. shares a i~*;t=~*:=~ of Kil~ll~all ll;~tc, ry Dnnnnp 0rt0nl0Oin t0nlc ith l , ann itn r0ur 0thor l(imn ll recoro added two points. Garding led Arnold led in assists with six. holders: Heidi Schwichtenberg, in rebounding with nine boards, Merten led in steals and assists with five each. Holdingford Next up, for the Cubs was an they started, with a nice perfor- important CMC matchup in Hold- mance and a win. Kimball jumped ingford. The Huskers came out all over the Bulldogs, cruising to hungry and jumped out to an early a 24-6 lead six minutes into the 16-8 lead, but the Cubs would fight game, and finished ihe half lead- on, and trail by only four points at ing 50-23. The Cubs played sharply the half 20-24. In the second half, in this game, committing only the Cubs and Huskers would bat- six turnovers, creating 23 steals, tle down to the end, but Kimball while shooting 61 percent (27-44) was never able to make a run to on two-point field goals, and 41 get control of the game, as Hold- percent (9-22) on three-point field ingford prevailed 56-50. Garding goals. The Lady Cubs closed out again led the scoring line with 17 the game by winning with a final Swanville Kristi Bahn, Melanie Marquardt, Friday, Feb. 4, Kimball wouldand Tesslynn Callander, all tied head back north to Swanville to with five three-pointers made finish the road trip the same way in one game. Arnold scored 10 points for Kimball, Breanne Mei- erhofer nine, Merten seven, Sam Stuve six, Klarissa Eisenbraun five, Kayla Overland two, and Liz Kastanek two. Merten again led in assists and steals with five each, while Wittenberg grabbed 11 rebounds to lead in that category. This week's action moves Kim- ball's record to 10-8 on the season (5-4 CMC). Next week they travel to Howard Lake Friday, Feb. 11. Go Big Blue! Tidbits it impossible for us to deliver to them. This winter season, the bliz- I'm happy another month of zard meals were dubbed "Bliz- winteris gone andwe're onemonth zard/Emergency Meals." Some closer to spring! It was quite the "putting heads together" resulted January. On the evening news on in offering a choice of the frozen Jan. 11, the weatherman said that meals or shelf-stable meals or one Minnesota had had some snow of each. Picture a brown bag con- on "33 of the past 44 days." The 20 taining a balanced meal. Some of days that followed included lots the brown bag meals do not even of snow, wind and cold. Burr! The need a heating source. The con- first two days of February haven't gregate diners have the option of been disappointing either - Ha-ha! purchasing them also. One of the reasons that I love In the dead of winter, suppos- being around seniors is the oppor- edly to help us think of warmer tunity to learn from them. I days, the theme day on the 18th received a compliment from a gen- was "Beach Party." Props included tleman one day. He told another sandy-colored table runners, sand diner that, "She didn't just fall off pails, frogs, etc. the turnip truck." That was a new Diners were encouraged towear one for me. their sun hats, sunglasses and flip- In previous year, during the flops/sandals. A few shared mem- winter months, Catholic Chari- Dries of beaches, lakes and swim- ties has provided each Meals on ming holes. Anita, Ann and Nell Wheels recipient with two bliz- won doorprizesofcomplimentary zard meals. These were frozen meal tickets. meals that the diner could keep The diners are in need of some on hand in case bad weather made different jigsaw puzzles. If you have any to donate, rather new or slightly used (with all pieces included) you may drop them off in the cafeteria at St. Anne's church. They prefer the 500-piece puzzles. February will find us celebrat- ing a football-type party on Feb. 4, and, of course, Valentine's Day. Regular monthly activities al the site include Euehlre when- ever there are enough to play; 500 on the third Monday, pie on the first Wednesday, birthday cake on the second Wednesday, bingo on the second al]d last Friday, and a nurse takes blood pressures once a month. Check the local newspa- per for the blood pressure dates, as it varies. Now, it is time to turn the fur- nace down and crawl under the covers. 'Till next time Rosalea Hoeft, Satellite Site Coordinatoi