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3rp ] 4- Thursday, March 26, 2009 b i, MN Government n [RZ I3t]R Kimball council update Saturday; March 28, 1 p.m., Friday, March 27, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Town hall meeting with Rep. Larry Kimball Fireman's Ball at Genera- Hosch at Kimball City Hall; 3 p.m. tions Ballroom in Kimball. $5 raf- at Eden Valley City Hall. fle ticket gets you in the door. Wednesday, Apr. 1, 7 p.m., Eden Sunday, March 29, 8-11:30 a.m., Valley council meeting, E.V. City St. Augusta Lions Spring Breakfast Hall. (320)453-5251. at St. Mary's Help of Christians Wednesday, Apr. 1, 7:30 p.m., parish center in St. Augusta. (See Kimball Fire & Rescue meeting, ad on page 3.) Wednesday, Apr. 1, 8 p.m., War- Friday, April 3, 4:30-10 p.m., kins Planning Commission. South Haven 71st annual Fish Fry Saturday, April 4, Fair Haven at S.H. City Hall. (Watch for ad recycling pickup, next week.) Monday, April 6, 7 p.m,, Kim- Sunday, April 5, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 ball City Council meeting, Kim- p.m., 32rid annual Kimball Fire- ball City Hall. (320) 398-2725. man's Relief Association pancake Monday, Apr. 6, 8 p.m., and sausage breakfast at Kimball Fairhaven Township, F.H. Town Fire Hall. (See ad on page 16.) Hall. (320)251-3425. Sunday, April 5, 4-7 p.m., St. Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Kings- Gertrude's pancake and sausage ton Township, Kingston Commu- supper in Forest City. (ad, page 5.) nityCenter. (320) 398-8400. Friday, April 17, 5:30 p.m., sec- ond annual Ducks Unlimited Sportsmens Night Out, at Gener- ations Ballroom; maximum of 200 tickets to be sold; watch for future Thursday, March 26, 7-8:30announcements. ContactBill p.m., "Readjustment and Suicide Liedman, (320) 398-5523. Prevention" meeting at St. Cloud VA; (320) 255-6453. Educ tto, Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Maine Prairie Cemetery Asso- ciation meets at Hendricks Bus Thursday, March 26, End of office, third quarter (Kimball schools). Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, Friday, March 27, NO SCHOOL Sportsmen's Boat & RV Camp- (Teachers workshop). ing Show at McLeod County Fair- Wednesday, April 8, Early grounds in Hutchinson; see ad on Childhood Screening, Kimball page 11. Elementary School. Call the ele- Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m., mentaryschool at (320)398-5425, Consignment auction at Lampiext. 5, to talk to Becca Morgan, the Auctioneers in Annandale. (See ad school nurse and Early Childhood on page 3.) Screenin~ coordinator. Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Business & Community Expo Saturday, April 4, 6-9 p.m., Free at Kimball Area High School. See autograph session with Viking leg- ad on page 9. ends Tommy Kramer and Ricky Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m.-2Young, at Lake Center Bar and Grill Cold Slgrin~ Community illAnllttn l tl , Old on page 0,) Showcase at ROCORI High School Monday, April 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 6:30-8 p.m., "Real Recovery" 12-step program "Real Recovery" 12-step program at Kimball Church of Christ; Tony at Kimball Church of Christ; Tony at (320) 250-7687. at(320)250-7687. Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 10 a.m.-8 Kimball Legion Auxiliary; 8 p.m., p.m., Free dryer day at Soapbox Legion meets. Laundromat in Kimball; see ad on Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m., Central page 7. MN Civil War Roundtable with Wednesday, April 1, 5-7 p.m., Prof. Tara Had, on civilian expe- Spaghetti supper sponsored by rience after the Battle of Franklin, KUMC youth, at Kimball United Tenn.; at Whitney Senior Center in Methodist Church; suggested St. Cloud; (320) 230-131Z donation $2. Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., War- Saturday, April 4, 5 p.m., Bar- kins Legion. bershop Bash & Buffet Night for Wednesday, April 8, 7-8:30 p.m., ages 50+; St. Cloud Singing Saints Catholic Charities adoption ser- and chicken buffet; Kimball Com- vice orientation. (See notice on munity Ed. at 398-7700 7 for details.) by Nicole Doran 1. How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico? 2. Which country has more tractors per person: Can- ada, Iceland, or Japan? 3. Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life? 4. What continent is cut into two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn? 5. What explorer introduced pigs to North America? 6. What railway linked Moscow and Irkutsk in 19007 7. What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a "Big Band?" 8. What continent has the fewest flowering plants? 9. What Lewis Carroll book was banned in china after censors decided "Animals should not use human lan- guage?" 10. What is the least popular month for weddings in the United States? Commercial League, 3-19-O9 KFD 71 49 Affordable Disp'l 65.5 54.5 Kim-Built 62 58 H & S Htg/AC 61 59 S J Roofing 55 65 King Crow 45.5 74.5 Weekly top ten: Aaron Winter 239, 577; Toby Wentzlaff 206, 554; Chris Van Tassel 207, 533; Dave Unterberger 192, 533; Dave Wysoski 195, 528; Kelly Danelke 201, 527; Butch Weigelt 198, 521; Jeremy Vinar 192, 510; Chuck Hunt III 501; Brennen Schindele 501; Travis VanNurden 193; Steve Berscheid 190. Tri-County League 3-18-09 L.B.C. 138.5 53.5 Vinar Cabinet 130 62 Tri-County News 94 98 Aqua Lanes 93 99 Bowling Ninjas 91.5 100 Ameriprise Fin'l 90 102 Bringemdwn 83 109 Richies Sm Eng 48 144 High games: Bob Schwanke 246, 200; Derrick Tindal 224; Mic Petty 222; Jeremy Vinar 211; Ben Oporto 210, 205; Gordy Schreifels 208; Aron Tosh 207; Matt Adolph 200. High series: Bob Schwenke 645; Mic Petty 599; Ben Oporto 587; Gordy Schreifels 576. Town and Country 3-20-09 Aqua Lanes 197.5 57.5 Main Street Pub 157 89 S.O.Bs 139.5 116.5 Looman Constr 137.5 118.5 Vinar Cabinet 125 131 Platinum 121.5 134.5 Weisman Raing 113.5 142.5 The 3 DOs 0 0 High games: Dean Schmidt 224, 227; ]eremy Vinar 214; Wayne McRoberts 218; Brian Arens 235, 224; Jesse Bogatzki 201, 216, 244; Dick Capes 202; Gordy Schreifels 205, 237; Jason Lueders 215; Brian Mackereth 222. Top 5 series: Jesse Bogatzki 661; Brian Arens 650; Dean Schmidt 646; Gordy Schreifels 618; Brian Mackereth 597. Jill news 3-17-09 Aqua Lanes 45 18 A M Maus 40 23 Studio 44 33 30 Fair Haven Elec. 32 31 Old Lady & Trm 30 33 J B Liquor 28 35 Kimball Rescue 27 36 Stuve's Auto 17 46 High ind. game and series: Kris- tin VanNurden 193, 498; Gayle VanNurden 186, 516; StacyWright- Lenes 184; Barb Liedman 493. Team high game and series: Kim- ball Rescue 592, 1650; Old Lady & the Tramps 592, 1678; Studio 44 569, 1622. 160 game or better: Kristin VanNurden 193, 167; Gayle Van- Nurden 186, 182; Stacy Wright- Lenes 184; Janie Schmidt 179, 162; Barb Liedman 179, 178; Allison Korsmo 176; Meggan Jordan 175; Kafla Adolph 174; Rachael Voight 172; Jodi Vinar 166; Tiffany Kripp- her 164; Megan Truenow 160. Kimball Area Emergency "T I Food Shelf I Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Architect Michael Trossen went through his House expansion in Kimball at the March Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. drawings for the Heritage 16 city council meeting. By lean Doran Matua, Editor City Hall renovations continue As evidenced by the photo on page 1, renovation of Kimball's historic city hall have entered the next phase: indoors. Several layers of false ceil- ings were removed Monday night (by volunteers from the Kimball Lions) revealing the very high ceil- ings of the original hall. The still- intact tin ceiling will be repainted. Lighting and fans will be installed, suspended from the high ceilings. A new heating and cooling sys- tem also is being installed at city hall, hot-water radiators for heat, and forced-air vents for cooling. Ceiling fans throughout the main hall will help air circulation too. At some point, the library will need to be closed for about a week during this process. Heritage House plans expansion At its March 16 meeting, Heri- tage House of Kimball presented its plans for a new building to expand its operations. Owners Jim and Kathy Birchem, managers Joyce and Doug Quast, and archi- tect Michael Trossen presented architectural plans that include a proposed community clinic space, 16 1-bedroom apartments, and four 2-bedroom apartments in the new assisted living building. Heritage House currently has space for 18 residents in private and semiprivate rooms. They have been full for more than a year. Their research found that our area needs about 30 assisted liv- ing units. Heritage House is pursuing a grant for community services development, and has asked for the support of the Kimball city council (including TIF financing where a portion of their property taxes on the new building would be deferred for 15 years). Heritage House expects that the expansion will add about 20 jobs in the area, not counting the clinic and pharmacy they hope to have there. (About 2,700 square feet in the new building is allocated for clinic space. They could lease this space to a physician. The clinic and pharmacy would be open to anyone in the area, not just to Her- itage House residents.) The first tep in the process, before ground is broken, will be to get approval from the MPCA (Min- nesota Pollution Control Agency) for the construction of another 20 residential units in Kimball. The city's sewer capacity should be able to handle the addition, but it could delay other projects such as a hotel or industry. Storm water runoff may be another issue says the city's engi- neer. Legal action approved against Kuechle Underground The city's attorney advised the city to pursue legal action against contractor Kuechle Underground. Kuechle was the general contrac- tor on the 2006 Magnus John- son and Linden Avenue street improvement project for the city of Kimball. Bad concrete provided by a subcontractor on the project resulted in sidewalks and drive- way aprons that do not meet indus- try standards and will need to be replaced far sooner than would normally be expected. Because of the contract, the city cannot pur- sue the subcontractors responsi- ble; they need to pursue the gen- eral contractor who can then 8o after the subcontractors. According to the resolution passed unanimously by the city council March 16, Kuechle Under- ground is declared to be in default of their contract with the city. A "tolling agreement" will be nego- tiated to give everyone time to find a solution outside of court. Should this fail, the next step is litigation (suing Kuechle Underground). According to the city's engi- neer, the concrete in question had a 90-percent failure rate. Other action Matt Knaus and Son of a Butch- er's Bar will start a summer volley- ball league that will play in Willow Creek Park. Mayor Tammy Konz met with the engineer this week to discuss Stimulus Package options for the city. Twenty-four fire hydrants on Hazel Avenue and in Greely Edi- tion need work because of a manu- facturer's warranty issue. The bad parts will be replaced under war- ranty. The water tower needs to be repainted this summer. The council continues to con- sider alternatives for housing the police and the library. Options include purchasing the old St. John's Lutheran Church building, purchasing Arnold's Inc. office building (behind Main Street Pub), or adding on to the fire hall on the north end of town. The only action taken so far on any of these alternatives is studying the situa- tion, The next meeting of the Kim- ball city council is Monday, April 6. Meetings are open to the public, and anyone may attend. If you have an issue to be pre- sented to or discussed with the Kimball city council, please call the city clerk at 398-2725 to be placed on the agenda. A limited "open forum" time is provided at each meeting.