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Pa00e 2 vv,,""non Thursday, April 22, 2010 , i-County News Kimball, MN ......... ................ Eighth-grade.y joe s,a.g00e, softbalIKimballdefeatSwas led EV-Wby Lexi Rose Jr. High Fastpitch Coach who tied a junior high team record The eighth-grade Kimball soft- with 15 strikeouts. Our next con- ball team defeated the EV-W girls ference game is at Rockford Tues- Celebrate volunteers Tuesday, April 13, by the score of day, April 20, and again, Thursday, 10-1. We played really well in the teers throughout central Minne- sota (and, indeed, all of America) cannot be measured. I encourage everyone to do two things, this month and always: 1) Acknowledge those who vol- unteer time, effort or materials to improve and advance our commu- nities. A simple word of"thanks" can go a long way, even though it isn&apos;t why volunteers do what they do. 2) Practice random acts of kind- ness whenever possible. It's catch- ingI Besides the focus on Earth Day (April 22), April is a time for hon- oring and celebrating volunteers. Last Saturday's clean-up day in the park is just one act of many, many efforts by an untold number of volunteers in the area. (The Tri- County News is full of such things each week9 Whether it's part of an orga- nization (like Lions or Scouts), a church or school activity, or indi- viduals and families acting on their own, the benefit of volun- Legacy funding to assist Stearns County landowners Many of the projects will estab- lish conservation practices to con- trol stormwater runoff in urban and agricultural areas. Other practices will improve water qual- ity by upgrading feedlots and by establishing native vegetation along shorelines in environmen- tally sensitive areas. In addition, a portion of the funds will be used to address noxious weeds in partner- ship with Kandiyohi County. It is anticipated that funds will be available summer 2010. Proj- ects started before being approved are ineligible for cost-share assis- tance. Stearns County residents interested in implementing con- servation practices can call the Stearns County SWCD office at (320) 251-7800, Extension 3, or visit the Stearns County SWCD office in Marketplace Mall, 110 2nd Street South, Suite 128 in Waite Park. All programs and services of the Steams County Soil and Water Con- servation are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, reli- gion, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status. April 22 at home against Maple field and at the plate, as EV-W Lake. scored only one unearned run in the first inning. Eighth-grade girls playing softball are: (L to R) Gracie Lantto, Paige Ruehle, Hollie Donnay, Stacy Hurrle, Shelby Schiefelbein, Lexi Rose, Jaren Thell, Tessa Mackereth, Karlee Beehler and Marissa Johnson. Submitted photo. Kimball softball starts season well Sophomore Megan Libbesmeier releases a pitch (above) against St. John's Prep Thursday, April 15.She pitched a complete game that day. (See story on page 9.) Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was awarded more than $750,000 in Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment funds from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). BWSR approved more than $14 million in state grants for projects that will protect and improve Min- nesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater resources. Funding for the competitive grants includes $2 million from the state's general fund and $12 million from the Min- nesota Clean Water Fund - one of four funds established through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment which was approved byvoters in 2008. Most of the funded projects will also leverage local and federal dollars. "These funds are targeted for proj- ects that will provide the greatest environmental impact," said Den- nis Fuchs, Steams County SWCD administrator. "In addition, these projects will address the priority con- cemsidentifiedin the Steams County Comprehensive Local Water Manage- ment Plan, which includes impaired waters, urban development, and drinking water protection." Cubs baseball is 0 for 3, but the season is young Cubs #13 (Peter Frank) makes a dramatic out against St. John's Prep #13 (Kai Thompson). This play may have been the highlight of Friday's game, April 16, but the Cubs eventually lost to the Johnnies by a score of 5-9. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs. DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Mondays POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Tri-County News, P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353. The Tri-County News (USPS 639- 180) is entered at the Post Office, KimbaU, Minnesota 55353, as Periodi- cals. It is published Thursdays by the TH-County News, Inc., RO. Box 220, KimbaU/Wq 55353, Stearns County. LOCATION: Our office is at 70 Main Street South in downtown Kimbatt. Weekday office hours are Monday 9 a. m.- 5 p.m. and Tuesday th rough Fri- clay 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our telephone and fax number is (320) 398-5000. E-mail can be addressed to <news@tricounty news.A4N>. Our Web site is <ww. tricountynews.MN>. We aLso have a drop site at Ert[ Hardware Hank in downtown Watkins. DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Monday. RATES: Subscription rates are $30/year ($20 for age 62 and old- er) in Minnesota; $40/year (S30 for seniors) elsewhere in the U.S. Single copy price is 75 cents. STAFF: Jean Doran Matua, Editor and Publisher Sue Hughes: Creative Designer Maxine Doran: Admin. Asst. Marguerite Laabs: Photographer The staff of the Tri-County News recognizes that it has a responsi- bility to report the news accurate- [y and fairly, and that it is account- able to the public. Please contact our office if you feet we've fallen short of that objective. LE'I-FERS: The Tri-County News welcomes Letters promoting the ex- change of ideas and opinions. To be considered for pubtication, tetters should address a topic of current or general interest. Private thanks, po- Litical seLf-promotion, tibetous tet- ters, or letters denigrating character or reputation wilt not be pubtished. ALL tetters must bear the writer's sig- nature, address and telephone num- ber. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and readability. LEGAL PUBLICATION: The Tri- County News  is the pubLication of record for the city of KimbaLL, Independent School District #739, Ctearwater River Watershed Dis- trict, Stearns County, and the Townships of Fair Haven, Kingston and Maine Prairie. RECYCLING: The Tri-County News is printed with soy inks on recycled paper whenever possible. We encourage recycling. COPYRIGHT: ALL content herein is the property of the Tri-County News and is protected by U.S. copyright taw; content may not be reproduced without our written arior consent. We are proud to be a member of: Minnesota Newspaper Assoc. Kimball Area Chamber Kimball Area Historical Society Stearns County Press Assoc. 2009 MNAAward for Best Serf- Promotion Ad; 2008 MNA Award for Best Advertisement; 2008 Award for Portrait and Personality Photography; 2007 MNA Award for Advertising Excellence; 2007 MNA Award, Best Information Graphic; 2006 MNA Award, Classified Adver- tising; 2004 MNA Award, Advertis- ing Excellence; 2000 MNAAward, Best Local News Story. 2010, Tri-County News I'lJf'tl    Ii  ___1/r