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h,MHqH.ului.MIh.HrI.-u.IHiqhMI-dP MIXED ADC 553 12/3112015 SMALLTOWN PAPERS~ INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584,-2263 $2 P Your Hometown News 133 senna Ed n Va i Ki bal, Watki and surrounding communities! " Volume 69, Issue 12 Thursday April 21, 2016 Inside this week: • INSERTS THIS WEEK: 2016 Business Card Directory and 2016 Progress Issue. • Library activites, page 2. • What's happening, page 5. • OBITUARIES: Shirley (Jeppesen) Dollerschell, 99; Jake Foehrenbacher, 16; Janet (Almquist) Hoeft, 73; Loft Leonard, 57; Frances 0Rumsey) Paulson, 91; and Lorraine (Borman) Schabel, 92; pages 6-7. • Senior menus, page 7. • Amateur baseball & I Haveni Bank : : j page .1Z Softball, • K6J-IS and EV-W trap shooting, page 14. • K/EV-Wgolf, page 14. • EV-W-K trackpage 15. • EV-W baseball, softball, page 16. • MN AAL youth fishing registration open, page 17. • Local city council meeting summaries, pages 19 & 25. • Legislative update, page 20. • Pig feedlot coming to Maine Prairie?, page 21. "In Brief" is on page 28. Index Church & Obituaries ....... 6 Local Schools .......... 11-16 Farm & Ag ............... 18 Legals, Government... 19-23 Business Directories .. 22-23 Crime Blotters ........... 23 Calendar ................ 24 Classifieds ........... 26-27 Newsstand Price: $1 IIII!lllLI!l]lll!!!!!llll 8 2 pays By]ean DoranMatua, Editor rupture - they also realized that The 2016 baseball season had lake could not recover from it. barely begun. Eden Valley-Wat- On Wednesday, there were kins had won their first and only already posts of "R.I.P." on Face- game, against ACGC, April 4. book. He was pronounced Weather delays meant that Thurs- dead Thursday morning. Jake days game April 14 was their sec- had recentIy received his driv- ond game of the season, this time er's license; he was just 16 but he against rival Kimball. wanted to be an organ donor. Little did anyone know the Meanwhile, the Thursday added significance of that game. game was on the schedule. Both Tuesday morning before ]ake's parents, Don and Kelly, and school, lake Foehrenbacher and the team insisted that lake would some friends were lifting weights, want them to play on. And so they Jake suddenly cried out in pain did. but couldn't speak; he was unre- Before the game, his team- sponsive. The staff member super- mates and coaches lined up for a vising the students that morning moment of silence. called forhelpandWatkinsAmbu- Then his father came out to lance was there within a few min- throw the first pitch, lake's little utes. Jake was taken to Paynesville brother Alex came out to catch the Hospitaland he was almost imme- first pitch. (Jake was the starting diately airlifted to Minneapolis catcher for the Eagles.) Children's Hospital. After the pitch, the Eagles sur- By the time they realized what rounded Don on the pitcher's had happened - a ruptured brain mound. The love-and grief-were aneurysm, a ballooning of a blood palpable. vessel at a weak spot in the wall of The Eagles would end up losing the artery or vein that can leak or to the Cubs, 2-1. Jake's funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, April 19. It was held in the EV-W high school gym, as Jake's church in St. Nicholas is too small to hold all the people they anticipated would come. It's been a tough week in St. Nicholas and Eden Valley, and in the whole area, as people try to come to grips with this tragedy. From all accounts, lake was: popular and was upbeat and loving. His family is surrounded by caring students, staff and administrators, and a whole community that cares and grieves deeply. Meanwhile, the 2016 EV-W baseball season has been dedi- cated to Jake. Top: Jake's team and spectators paused for a moment of silence before the EV-W/Kimball game last Thursday. At right: Jake's father Don threw out the first pitch, after which he was surrounded by Jake's team before play resumed. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs. / new s By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Kimball Police Depart- ment took possession last month of their new Ford Interceptor squad car. On the recommenda- tion of Ashley Sanquist, the city council approved the purchase of the Ford to replace the Dodge pickup (which will go to Public Works); the Durango remains in use by the police. The Interceptor is a model spe- cially designed and equipped for police use. Ford has been in the business of making police vehicles for more than 40 years. It is room- ier than the Durango, which has served the department very well and will continue to do so; every- thing in it is built for police use. (It also cost a few thousand dollars less than the other options.) You'll see the car patrolling both Kimball and Fair Haven. (You might recognize it by the "In God We Trust" sticker in the back window.) (See full story from city council meeting on page 25. The Kimball Police Department and their new squad Frilstad. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. car, a Ford Interceptor: Ashley Sanquist, Jason Mehr, and chief Jim P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353 • Tel.IFax (320) 398-5000 or 453-6397 • news@tricountynews.MN • Web: tricountynews.MN