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PAGE 25 April 21, 2016 If you only get the monthly PLUS issue, you're missing a lot! March 24 Watkins Easter egg hunt "Monster" Mike ends season on a high note Kimball serves 1,222 at Firemen's Breakfast EV-W students learn moves for "Grease" Buy a piece of KAHS history: laser-engraved mementos Horticulture class visits local winery Business profile: Tom's Carpet Kingdom (Eden Valley) March 31 South Haven Easter egg hunt "Monster" Mike coming to Kimball Expo $1.6 million bond for Kimball schools Friends of the Library need more "Friends" Wright County Swappers' Meet to open Kimball Lions celebrate Awards Night Mies employee receives John Deere award 4-H Dairy Bowl, Horse Bowl Business profile: Mom's Place (South Haven) Kimball Schools earn Seizure Smart School distinction EV-W tests new 3-D printer EV-W FFA teams compete in Ag Mechanics and Floriculture City of Watkins financial statements for 2015 April 7 13th Kimball Expo a hit Severe Weather Awareness Week Business profile: Triple R Grill & Bar (Kimball) Soil temperatures for germination Trap shoot season begins EV-W-K first track meet EV-W speech team is subsection champ City of Watkins water quality report April 14. Baseball Eagles swallow up Falcons in opener Shelly (Hechtel) Olson prepares for cancer surgery with joy St. Anthony's parishioners seek justice, not revenge Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited banquet Kimball Youth Wrestling EV-W CMC All-Academic team; EV-W honor roll Obituaries of." Sherry Donabauer, Janet Jacobson, Audrey Marquardt, Diana Norgren, Laura Pope, Myron "Doug" Osterberg, George Cordt, Shirley Dollerschell, and Frances Paulson The Tri-County News PLUS is a broadcast issue of the Tri-County News that goes to subscribers. The Plus is sent on the third Thursday each month, to every mailing address in Kimball plus Watkins, Eden Valley, and South Haven, while the News comes out each Thursday all year long for subscribers. If you only receive the Plus, you receive the same news as our subscribers for that week. But you're missing news from all the other weeks in-between the monthly Plus issues. Subscribe today and you won't miss anything! You'll receive the Tri-County News each and every week, directly to your mailbox. (See form on page 24.) 5 meetin Bylean Doran Matua, Editor the three extra tables helped keep There were three utility traffic moving. It was noted thal accounts in dispute, but none of several other fire departments them came to the meeting. The came through, in uniform. late fee on one account was waived CentraSota donated a $2,50C because it was a one-time occur- grain rescue kit, one each to the rence that he didn't receive the Kimball and Watkins fire depart- bill. No action was taken on the ments. Each department now others, has five (one unit is the width ot Jerome Kuechle of Keek Devel- one person, and they can be con- opers addressed the council about nected together to make widei the city's WAC and SAC fees (fees tubes). These are used to rescue for new construction to connect to people trapped in a grain bin who the city's water and sewer lines), could otherwise "drown" in the He had done an informal sur- flowing grain. vey of surrounding communities The council discussed renova- that indicated afiywhere from no tions at the Lions shelter in Wil= fees (waived) to more than $7,000 low Creek Park. The "old" side for combined fees. No action was is now the "new" side and looks taken, even better. Discussion turned tc Police chief Jim Frilstad pre- the tables and chairs the city pur- sented the March report, and chased for the old-new side a few reported on the new squad car years ago, and how difficult they with its better layout and setup for are to clean. The council unani- police work. He was asked about mously approved purchase of 1C vehicles speeding through town new tables and 80 chairs for the and reported that the average shelter, with a cap of $2,000 to be speed southbound through town spent. is35 (in a30-mphzone). The city will send letters tc Fire chief Mike Schneider gave homeowners with "tough" yards his report. A new siren has been to remind them of the May 7 ordered for $21,800, but they need clean-up day. anewpoletoputiton (XcelEnergy The city has been approached doesn't donate them as he had by Kurt Seestrom of Geronimo heard). The council approved put- Energy about subscribing to a chase of a second grass rig, and '03 solar garden. The council will ask to replace the '88.Dodge they cur- him to present the information rently have. The '88 can be sold for in-person at a council meeting. $4-5,000asitonlyhas32,000miles There will be a few new fea- on it. The new truck is available tures for Kimball Days this year: for $9 (the owner wanted $11,900 pig races, four new bouncies foI for it, but is willing to donate the the kids, Saturday morning tractoz balance), and it will match the pull, and no craft sale. other truck just purchased. He The next regular meeting of the reported that 1,222 came for the Kimball city council will be at 7 pancake breakfast last month, and p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Burning permits Burning permits for vegetative material only (e.g., brush) may be obtained online from the DNR at https://webappsS.dnr.state.mn.us! burning_perrnitsZPermits are valid a full calendar year, and the fee is $5 for each burn; you need to call the DNR at 1-866-533-BURN (-2876). If you are in the Kimball fire district, you can call fire chief Mike SchnQider at (320) 444-7938 to obtain a permit for a specific date; you'll still need tQ call the DNR to activate the permit. Campfires within the city limits of Kimball can be no larger than 3' in diameter, and no higher than 3'; campfires must have an outer ring. Campaign signs in Kimball A reminder from the city ofFor 2016, this period begins June Kimball about campaign signs 23, and ends Nov. 18. In a state general elec- We ask that you folloxa tion year (even years), munici- Minnesota Statutes 211B.045 anc pal ordinances are overruled by refrain from erecting any cam- Minnesota Statutes 211B.045 from paign signs prior to June 23, 2016. 46 days before the primary dec- Thankyouforyourcooperatior tion until 10 days after the gen- in this matter. eral election; campaign signs may Nicole Pilarski, MCMC be posted in any size and number. City Clerk/Treasure] FREE ne Service:; Available for Income-Ehgible Residents i