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Page 8 Sports .4' Leisure Thursday, February l4, 2013 .W.......trif?unnews.mn Kingston Annual Fish Fry March 15 Adults will be charged $9, chil- dren 6-10 $5; preschoolers are free. Take-out at the side door is $9, with a wait time of about 10 min- utes. Come join us. Please bring used eyeglasses and hearing aids. The Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483 and Kingston Lions Club will have their Annual Fish Fry 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Kingston Community Cen- ter. Eden Valley fundraiser Feb. 16 The Eden Valley Healthy Cam- Found, Eden Valley Area Library, or from Group members. From 7 p.m. to midnight, they will have refreshments and food. The Valley Inn is catering the alco- hol sales and they will be selling pulled pork sandwiches, beans, chips, nachos & cheese, pop & wate'. There will be a dance with a DJ rom 8 p.m. to midnight. Tie Alumni Basketball tourna- men1 will be going on that week- end h Eden Valley as well. Hgdthy Communities is fund- ed in 7art by the Initiative Foundation, a regbnalfoundation. munities Group is holding a fun- draiser Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Event Center/Library building, located at 306 State St. N. They are currently selling raffle tickets at $10 each and the raffle drawing will be at 10 p.m. on Feb. 16. First prize is a 55-inch flat screen TV, second prize is an iPad, third prize is a Kindle Fire HD, fourth prize is $250 cash, fifth through eighth prizes are $100 Valley bucks, ninth through 10th prizes are $50 Valley bucks. Raffle tickets are available at Eden Valley City Hall, Lost & Fairhaven Family Ice Fishing Tournament and Raffle Feb. 16 out the contest. Tickets for the raf- fle are $3 and the grand prize is a Strike Master Auger. Many area businesses such as Triple R Grill and Bar, Knaus Sausage House, Hair Do's, Dairy Queen, Subway, BJ Bait, J & J Marine, LaLa's, Waterfront Bar and Grill, Pearl Lake Lodge, and Gohmann's Foods, have donated prizes for the raffle. Food and concessions will be available on the ice. Bring the kids for a great family event. Portable and wheel houses are welcome. If you have any questions, please contract Sean O'Brien at (320) 398-(6658. All proceeds will go to Fairhaven Lions Club for future community service projects. The Fairhaven Lions will be sponsoring the third annual Fam- ily Ice Fishing Tournament on Clearwater Lake, at 11-2 p.m. Sat- urday Feb. 16. There will be two divisions, adult/youth (13 and older) and child (12 and under). Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish by weight. The Adult/ Youth Division will have a $200 first prize, $100 second place and $50 for third, while the child divi- sion will have $50 for the largest fish. There will be other children's prizes drawn on the ice as well. Check in and registration will take place at BJ Bait at 10 a.m. Adult/Youth division fee is $10 and the child fee is $5. There will also be a raffle held on the ice through- Section 5AWrestling Brackets #8 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted H.S. 2/12/2013 6p.m. ACGC #9 Minnewaska Area H.S. #7 Eden Valley-Watldns H.S. 2/1212013 6p.m. Kimball #10 Browerville H.S. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City H.S. 2/12/2013 7:30p.m. ACGC #4 Paynesville Area H.S. 2/12/2013 7p.m. Paynesville #50sakis H.S. #3 Belade-Brooten-Elrosa H.S. 2/12/2013 7p.m. BBE #6 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle H.S. #2 Kimball Area H.S. 2/12/2013 7:30 p.m. Kimball Eden Valley-Watldns H.S. 2/15/2013 6p.m. BBE 2/15/2013 6p.m. BBE Kimball Area H.S. 2/15/2013 7:30 p.m. BBE Powder Ridge Racers win second at home By Dave Bacharach, coach Forty-six area alpine ski- ers competed in the third of four Minn. Junior D-Team Alpine ski races on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Pow- der Ridge in Kimball. The meet was won by Welch Village, fol- lowed byPowder Ridge, Coffee Mill and Tonkawood. From a total of 223 competitors, combined best slalom and giant slalom times were used to score results. The fol- lowing athletes took first place: Abby Wright (girls age 7) St. Cloud, Hannah Spoden (girls age 8) St. Cloud, Ben Nelson (boys age 9) St. Cloud and Brinley Zoller (girls age 13) Becker. Second place finishes were earned by Ellie Becker (girls age U6) Kim- ball, Andy Becker (Boys age U6) Kimball, Audrey Douglas (girls age 9) South Haven, Jake Wimmer (boys age 10) St. Cloud and Kelly Zelko (girls age 15+) Buffalo. Third place finishes were scored by Ash- ley Stolt (girls age 8) St. Cloud, Mathieu Jobin (boys age 9) Sartell, Ann Boesen (girls age 12) Albert- ville, and Claire Tikkanen (girls age 13) South Haven. Sam Nelson (boys age 14) St. Cloud took home fourth, and Jack Rice (boys age 7) Sauk Rapids, Amy Berg (girls age 8) St. Cloud, Rachel Boesen (girls age 10) Albertville, Leah Wimmer (girls age 13) St. Cloud, and Hel- ena Nelson (girls age 14) Litchfield scored team points with fifth place finishes. Other top 10 finishes included a sixth by Griffin Steil (boys age 7) St. Cloud, Tom Becker (boys age 8) Kimball, Alea Lag- nese (girls age 12) Clearwater and Mitch Holmberg (boys age 16+), seventh by Carter Schuster (boys age 9) St. Cloud, and Ben Wright (boys age 12) St. Cloud. In eighth place was Elliot Simon (boys age 7) Albertville. In ninth were Noah Simon (boys age 9) Albertville and Aubree Lagnese (girls age 9) Clearwater with Tyler Mahowald (boys age 9) St. Cloud finishing in 10th place. The Ridge Racers' next meet will be at Mt. Kato for the Series Championships Saturday, Feb. 23. YrLe.0000 If your Ioyab/lies with Ihe great outdoors on a standard or high performance sled, you can count on a policy from Foremost. They have a great selection of coverages, and discounts that can help save you money. Call me today and ask for a Foremost Snowmobile policy. Schmitt Insurance Agency LLC 320-453-7700 sschmitt@ farmersagent.com 378 STATE ST N EDEN VALLEY, MN 55329-1660 Representing Foremost. For You. TM "Foremffs' and Ihe "F  lOgO ate resiered trademari of fCOA, LLC. 5600 Beech Tree Lane, Caledonia. MI 416 Insurance prodded by a member of the Farmers Insuranc Group that ndudes the Foremost Insurance Group 95006 Crop insurance homework By Dan Mertens, U of M Extension Several crop insurance providers are conducting workshops to pro- vide a review and update about the crop insurance programs for 2013. I have to admit I haven't attended a good crop insurance review for 2013 yet this year. In the mix of doing Private Pesticide Applicator work- shops, and a few other tasks, I'm certainly looking for an opportunity to attend a good crop insurance dis- cussion session. The first thing I encourage farmers to do is to look back at their own experience with pro- ducing crops and with crop insur- ance and think about the primary risk they are trying to protect against. I talk with some people who farm land in the part of the county where their biggest con- cern is prevented planting cover- age. For some farmers the dairy cows are part of risk management in making use of crops that don't turn out very well. They are think- ing largely about meeting feed needs. Another farmer is think- ing more about how crop insur- ance fits with their grain mar- keting strategies. A skilled crop insurance representative is look- ing at your farm situation with you and thinking with you about your needs, and the kind of crop insur- ance product that might fit your situation the best. Those who study weather pat- terns report that we are still in a pattern of significant weather variability and intensity. It's likely to be too dry this year somewhere, and it's likely to be too wet some- where. We just don't know where. Farmers continue to look at crop insurance options that are based primarily on Yield Protec- tion (YP) based on APH yield his- Showcase Your Business, Products & Services tIIPNIL 9:00AN I:00PN Litchfield Civic Arena Contact the Litc00e]d 00amber of Commerce for Exhibitor Mormafiono Registration Deadline is February 22 (320) 693-8184  litch@litch.com www.litch.com 219 North Sibley Avenue, Litchfield CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LITCHFIELD M I N N  S O T A tory (Actual Production yield His- tory) and Revenue Protection pol- icies (RP) that are based on yields and market variables. More peo- ple are considering RP products to account for risk in the markets as well as risk in the field. Over the last couple of years, the crop insurance program has devel- oped something called a Trend- Adjusted Actual Production His- tory (TA-APH) for corn and soy- beans. Wheat will be added to this in some areas in 2013. In some sit- uations, TA-APH allows farmers to raise their APH yield based on yield trends. Farmers continue to make choices about how their crop insurance is structured as "units." This might apply to land in differ- ent sections, in different counties, or based on whether a parcel of land is contiguous with other par- cels of land. The "unit" structure might affect Whether fields are all averaged together to determine a loss, or evaluated separately. This will also affect premium rates. Farmers should make sure they understand how different choices will play out for them in terms of how premiums are cal- culated, how a loss is evaluated, how a payment related to a loss is determined. Take time to ask questions and to understand how your choices relate to your needs and goals, and how things work around your farm. Farmers might consider whether crop insurance coverage affects eligibility in the event of a USDA crop disaster declaration. Creditors might have require- ments for specific crop insurance features.