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p$:l Clrlc Thursday, April 9, 2009 10 Students Youth .,_ _L,., Tri-Coun News * Kimball, MN A taste of history comes to sixth grade Sixth-graders at Kimball Elementary School got a true taste of history Friday, April 3. Mariella Arnold vis- ited from the Kimball Area Historical Society to talk about the rich history of Kimball. Students viewed a slide show of historic Kimball buildings and businesses. Then each student got a piece of jerky (from Knaus Sausage House, Kimbalrs oldest family business), something that our settler forefathers and fore- mothers knew well. The original settlers in this area came from Maine in 1856; 30 years later the set- tlement of Maine Prairie was moved south to Kimball Prairie (now just "Kimball") to be nearer the rail- road. Above, Ellen Arnold (granddaughter of Mariella) helped pass around the jerky. Teachers were Mary Bernardy (seen talking with Mariella, with her back to the camera), Patty Bauerly, and Paulette Hauge. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Konz serves up 'mayors for meals' KIMB00LL/iREA Jill News, 2-17-09 Aqua Lanes. 34 8 A M Maus 25 17 Fair Haven Elec 23 19 Studio 44 21 21 Kimball Rescue 20 22 Old Lady & Trmp 18 24 J B Liquor 15 27 Stuve's Auto Rch 12 30 High ind. game & series: Allison Kor- smo 199, 532; Stacy Wright-Lenes 199; Janie Schmidt 186; Karla Adolph 514; Carol Jordan 512. Team high game & series: Kimball Rescue 600; Aqua Lanes 596, 1733; J B Liquor 598, 1673; A M Maus 1678. 160 game or better: Allison Korsmo 199, 169, 164; Stacy Wright-Lenes 199; Janie Schmidt 186, 176; Kristin Van- Nurden 185; Carol Jordan 183, 180; Lynn Adolph 180; Megan Kiffmeyer 180; Kafla Adolph 175, 174, 165; Jodi Vinar 169, 161; AdaAdolph 163; Jolaine Schreifels 161; Dawn Lueders 160. Town & Country 4-3-09 Aqua Lanes 246.5 72.5 Platinum 178 142 Vinar's Cabinets 177 143 Looman Construct 175.5 144.5 Main Street Pub 167 143 Weisman racing 149.5 170.5 S.O.BJs 149 171 The 3 DO'S 0 0 High games: Jeremy Vinar 233; Mark Jordan 202; Dwight Vinar 204; Clint Voight 223; Jason Lueders 268, 269, As part of the national "Mayors for Meals" program, Kimball may- or Tammy Konz helped deliver Meals on Wheels in the Kimball area Thursday, March 19. Pictured above is Tammy (standing) and Audrey Marquardt. Submitted photo. ITA ut me take the stress out ' of tax preparation for you!  Electronic Tax Filing Business Consulting Individual, Corporate, Partnership & Farm WordenTax Inc. Shawn L. Worden, CPA (320) 693-7359 or 716 SXBLEV AveNue. NORTH, LITCIIFIELD ,- n-z--.- - r :tiounty i ! ! for e',jone! Tri-County News Subscription Form: [3 NEW ENEWALI 3 $30/year for mailing in Minnesota or U $40/year for mailing out-of-state 3 $20/year SEN iOR rate in Minnesota [ $30/year SENIOR rate out-state I (SENIORS are age 62 and older) ='aIne" Telephone" I p: i I Snatue P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353-0220 I I _ Tel_/F_ax ka2_.o) _398-5ooo_ _ _ _ 230; Kelley Danelke 216; Steve bersc- held 206; Duane Vinar 222,208; Gordy Schreifels 251, 225. Top 5 series: Jason Lueders 767; Gordy Schreifels 669; Duane Vinar 601; ]er- emyVinar 580; Rich Capes 549. i!iiiii00iiiiiiii!ii! .... iiililili!i!ii!i!!i!;!iii::i:iiiii!ii!%:i!!!i!i  With the increased interest in environmental issues, hOmeown- ers are becoming even more cau- tious of using pesticides in and around their homes. Because of its visibility, application of herbi- cides for weed control in the home lawn is often a concern. This con- cern brings an increased interest in natural'products that are perceived as being safer than traditional syn- thetic products. Corn gluten meal may be the answer for homeowners that are searching for a natural way to con- trol crabgrass and other annual weeds in the lawn. Corn gluten meal is a natural non-toxic substi- tute for synthetic pre-emergence herbicides. Corn gluten meal is a by- product of commercial corn milling that contains the protein fraction of the corn and poses no health risk to people or animals. Because it con- tains 10 percent nitrogen by weight, corn gluten meal doubles as a slow- release organic fertilizer. By apply- ing corn gluten meal at the rec- ommended rate twice a year, you are giving your lawn a total of four pounds of nitrogen annually, which is sufficient for your lawn's needs. Recent research has shown that a third application of corn gluten meal made in October produced very good spring green-up. It is important to note that corn gluten meal is a pre-emergence product only and does not kill existing plants, Annual weeds that are already up and growing will not be killed and the weeds will actu- ally benefit from the nitrogen in the corn gluten meal. However, most of the seeds they produce later in the season shouldn't sprout if corn Aqua Belles 3-23-09 Vinar's Cabinets 63 35 Aqua Lanes 56 42 Schmidty's Kitties 55 36 Triple H's 49 49 Gilbert's Gais 44.5 53.5 Alf's MT Plates 43 55 Schmidty's Bitties 41 57 Tessmer Grvl Gls 40.5 57.5 Carl Fo Hoffman U of M Extension horticulturist Corn gluten meal is organic weed and feed product gluten meal has been properly applied. Likewise, existing perennial weeds like quackgrass, plantain, and dandelions will not be affected and will continue to come back from one year to the next because their roots survive most winters. What corn gluten meal will do is prevent the seeds that these weeds shed each year from sprouting so the population of perennial weeds, particularly plantain and dandeli- ons, will decrease. Don't expect to see instant results from using corn gluten meal. Every year you prop- erly apply corn gluten meal should give you better results and by the fourth year, weed control should be good. The action of corn gluten meal will be enhanced by increased mowing height. In experimen- tal plots, grass mowed at a 3-inch mowing height had significantly fewer dandelions iresent than in plots that were mowed to a lower 1.5-inch mowing height. Corn gluten meal is available in powdered and pelletized forms, both of which work equally well. Apply corn gluten meal in early May, again in mid-August and prob- ably again in mid-October. Spread the product evenly at the rate of twenty pounds per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Water it lightly into the soil to activate it. The August appli- cation is important because weeds like dandelions and chickweed produce seeds that sprout in the fall, their roots live over winter, and they have a head start the following spring. A third application in Octo- ber will promote earlier green-up and better color of the lawn in the spring. 160 game or better: Sheri Gohmann 188, 191 (510); Tineya Lammersen 177; JodiVinar 165, 197 (509)Z Year-to-date high game: Andi Miller 223; Julie Vinar 217; Pat Brandt 211. Year-to-date high series: Julie Vinar 557; Pat Brandt 555; Andi Miller 542. Tri-County League 4-1-09 L.B.C. 182 74 Vinar's Cabinets 162 94 Ameriprise Fin'l 138.5 117.5 Tri-County News 132.5 123.5 Aqua Lanes 126.5 129.5 Bowling Ninjas 104.5 151.5 Bringemdwn 88 159 Richies Sm Eng 81 175 High games: Derrick Tindal 265; ler- emy Vinar 245; Steve Becker 245; Dave Kloeppner 241; Steve Berschied 233; Duane Vinar 233; Nick Brandt 225; Gordy Schriefels 211; Matt Kotila 202. High series: Steve Becker 643; Dave Kloeppner 617; Jeremy Vinar 601; Joe Bogatzki 585; Duane Vinar 581; Nick Brandt 579. How to grow a butterfly garden How to Grow a Butterfly Gar- den" will be the theme of a program for children and adults to be held at Lake Maria State Park beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in the park's nature center. In addition to learning about flowers and plants that attract but- terflies - and hummingbirds - to their yards, participants will plant seeds to start their own gardens. Naturalist Cindy Crawford will provide information about germi: nation rates, light, warmth, soil mix and moisture, as well as butterfly life cycles. The program is limited to 20 fam- ilies, and registration is required by calling the park at (?63) 8?8-2325 by April 24. Materials will be provided by the Friends of Lake Maria State Park. Corn gluten meal can also be used safely in gardens to keep weed seeds from sprouting around perennial plants. It can also be used around bedding and vegeta- ble transplants after they have been in the soil long enough to have become established. Wait until seedlings are up and growing well before applying corn gluten meal to flower or vegetable gardens where the seeds have been-sown directly in the soil. Remember that corn gluten meal is non-selective and will stop nearly all seeds from ger- minating. A potential problem with corn gluten meal is that extensive mois- ture and soil microbial activity can reduce its effectiveness. You can control the amount of water you apply right after applying the corn gluten meal, but you cannot con- trol rainfall. If it does not rain within five days of application, water it in with about a quarter inch of water. If it is too wet while the weed seeds are germinating, the seedlings may reover and form a root. Price and availability may also be a drawback. While it is becom- ing more readily available, corn gluten meal is still significantly more costly compared to synthetic pre-emergence herbicides. If you have a large lawn that requires a large amount of corn gluten meal, try calling local feed mills to find a source of corn gluten meal in bulk. Although it acts more slowly than synthetic pre-emergence her- bicides and may be somewhat more costly, it is an organic way to control crabgrass and other pesky weeds in lawns.