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Your Hometown Newf ,Inh,ln,,n,mdn,,,I,H,pn,d,ndl,,,,hnU,n,mh,' *************MIXED ADC 553 12/31/2015 SMALLTOWN PAPERS, INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 $2 P / Volume 69, Issue 8 Thursday March 24, 2016. Inside this week: Eden Valley Area Library Book Notes, page 2. Kimball All-City Garage Sale (Marc 14), pfige 3. OBITUARIES: Sherry Donabauer, 65, of South Haven; Janet Jacobson, 57; Audrey Marquardt, 85, of Kimball; Diana Norgren, 73, of South Haven; and Laura Pope, 98, of Kimball; pages 4-5. : Golf column, page 5. Senior menus, page 6. EV-W students learn moves for "Grease,', page 6i Online certificafe avail: in ipage EV-W Knowledge Bowl medals, page 9. Business profile: Tom's Carpet Kingdom, page 9. Kimball school board minutes, page 12. "In Brief" is on page 16. Index Weather ................. 2 Church & Obituaries. 4-5 Local Schools ........... 6-9 Legals, Government ... 10-13 Business Directories ...10-11 Crime Blotters ......... 10-11 Calendar ................ 14 Classifieds .............. 15 IIII!1 III I II I II IllUllllllllll Hundreds of eager kids (and their parents and grandparents) gathered in the relative warmth of the Watkins Elementary gym Saturday afternoon for the annual Watkins Lions Easter Egg Hunt. (It was cold and wet outside, with still a little snow on the ground from last week's dusting.) The venue worked out great for everyone. There were cookies and milk, popcorn, juice, and cotton candy. Then, just past 1:30, the hunts began. Separated into three age groups, with the youngest going fitsL children had fair chances to gather up as many eggs as they could, The Easter Bunny told us there were more than 3,000 eggs this year, each one filled with candy or ~neyJ After all the eggs were gathered up, then prizes were drawn, again by age group. There were nearly as many prizes as there were children this year. And oh, so many happy faces as their names were called out to win a prize! The Watkins Lions has put this on each year for the past six years, with Mary and Ron Dockendorf (and Riverwood Realty) taking on much of the financial responsibility (like advertising, and buying all the prizes). The Dockendorfs are retiring from the Easter business after this year's bash, but they are leavin, it in the very able hands of the Watkins Lions (which now includes the Watkirs Lioness). Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. season on a and did well in the World Cup in You can catch "Monster" Mike BigWhite Canada, on snowboard, in just a few days: he'll be at the Schultz also is training for the Kimball Area Community Expo at U.S. Paralympic snowboard team, the high school Saturday, April 2. to compete in 2018 in Korea. He will speak at around 10:45 a.m. "I trulyhad ablast racing snow- (and he's a wonderful speaker), mobiles this year, and am looking and he'll be in his booth from forward to making plans for next 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the same year!" Schultz told us. hours of the Expo. At the Snocross Finale in Lake Geneva, Wisc., this past weekend, "Monster" Mike Schultz raced in two classes. He earned third place among all riders age 30 and up, and won first place in the disabled class. Photo courtesy of Sara Schultz. By]ean Doran Matua, Editor win on a challenging course. This year's snocross season is Racing at Lake Genevawas pos- wrapped up for "Monster" Mike sible because ofsomelate changes Schultz. The final races were this in his schedule, which has been past weekend, March 19 and20, at quite busy this season. In addi= Not quite another record year, but 1,222 people came out for a delicious Lake Geneva, Wisc. tion to races closer to home, he's breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, French toast, sausage and eggs. All The first day, Schultz raced with done a few big ones too. He raced ....................................................................... the 30+ racers (of all abilities). He at the X Games in February, and of new equipment needed by the Kimball Area Fire DePartment(which also took third in the first round, first in won his fifth gold medal in sno- serves surrounding townships, and helps nearby towns when needed), Thk the second round, and ended with cross (a record, by the way). After year was t~ 39th annual breakfast. So much work goes into this Palm Sunday a final third-place finish. (He may a nasty boardercross injury last traditional event. But a lot of work also goes into training for the Fire andRe be more excited about this win year, attempting to do both in the Departments, Our Fire and Rescue guys and gels work hard to be ~illed and than the other, deservedly.) same X Games, he opted to only do effective. As volunteers, they drop whatever they re doing to answ~ the page Day two was adaptive class rac- snocross there this year. , usually within just a few minutes from dinner to dressed and rea~to-go 0n a ing. Schultz finished first in both He won gold in the Netherlands call, Please be sure to thank these wonderful volunteers every chance~u get; rounds and with a final first-place a week later in the IPC World Cup P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353 Tel./Fax (320) g98-5000 or 453-6 197 news@tricount ,news.MN Web: tricountynews.MN