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1 )_ Jk ,,1-- i Thursday, May 16, 2013 Watkins E O. hires new clerk By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Kim Maurer is the new PSE clerk (Postal Support Employee) at the Watkins Post Office. She started in March, and she's brand-new to the USPS. (Kim had formerly been a phlebotomist for several years.) Kim joins postmaster Jan- ice Sheets, and rural mail carri- ers Dennis Loch and Tim Macke- danz (both Watkins carriers), and Laurie Weber and Theresa Booth (both Eden Valley carriers) in the Watkins office. Kim works part-time, six days a week; she covers the office Satur- day mornings. She replaces Sarah, who left in August. Kim grew up in Watkins; her Haven with grandparents were Peter and Eve- and their two lyn Welters. She now lives in Fair horses. her husband Dave daughters and three U.S. Rep. Michele U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann spent 45 minutes in Kimball Sat- urday morning, May 11. The visit was one of her "Coffee with your Congresswoman" stops. She came, with four staffers, to meet and greet her constituents, and to listen to their concerns. Several took advantage of the photo op to take their photo with her. Those who missed the oppor- tunity, can visit the Congress- woman's website. You can share comments through the e-mail link there, Paiten Schreiner chips onto the green during the conference meet held at the Kimball Golf Course Friday, May 10. See the K-EV-W golf stories on page 8. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Above, the Congresswoman spent time at each table, listening to the concerns of her constituents. Below, Kimball councilman Nate Osmundson posed with Bachmann at the Saturday meet-and-greet. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua. Watkins Clippers lose a heartbreaker at home Retirement starts sweetly for Schneider Friday, May 3, was Kimball postal carrier Larry Schneider's last day. On Tuesday, May 7, they held a retirement party at Triple R in Kimball for him. Here, his wife Julie gives him a kiss. When asked what she'll do with him now that he's retired, Julie replied, "He will make me supper every night and have it waiting for me when I get home from work." Larry also will be farming, so he will remain busy. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Bachmann visits Kimball It's EASY to renew or subscribe! By mail, phone, fax, web, or e-mail. (See order form on page 22.) [ Rubber stamps % You can now order rUeba esr:t siP:ns. - I Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball (320) By Pat Garry, staff writer After rallying for 2 more runs in The Clippers lost a 13-12 the ninth, the Rockies' defense squeaker Sunday at home, in a stiffened and quashed the Clip- good Central Valley League show- pers' hopes, sealing the 13-12 vic- down with the Cold Spring Rock- tory.. ies. Behind a second-inningClippers' highlights: Adam grand-slam home run by the Hiltner, 2 for 5, 2 runs scored, Rockies, designated hitter Kirby walk; Tyler Long, 4 for 6, 3 runs TeBrake, the Cold Springers rallied scored, 2 RBI; Dan Berg, 2 for 5, for 6 total runs to finish the frame 2 runs scored; RBI; Miah Kramer, with a 6-0 commanding lead. But 2 for 4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI; Mike despite Watkins' 8 fielding mis- Beier, 2 for 4, 4 RBI; Ryan Tri, 2 for haps, they still managed 10 runs in 4, 2 runs scored, RBI; Bruce Geis- the ensuing 3 innings. The Rock- linger, 0 for 2, run scored. Next up ies answered with 4 more runs for the Clippers is Sunday, May 19, and held a 13-10 advantage head- at 2 p.m., when they take on the ing into the bottom of the ninth. Express at Kimball. LOCAL AMATEUR BASEBALL Wed., May 15, 7:30 p.m., Cokato Kings at Eden Valley Sat., May 18, 1 p.m., Luxemburg at Kimball Sat., May 18, 2 p.m,, Watkins Beanbag Tournament Sun., May 19, 2 p.m., Eden Valley at Cold Spring Rockies Sun., May 19, 2 p.m., Watkins at Kimball Wed., May 22, 7:30 p.m., Watkins v. Pearl Lake Hawks: Express: Lakers: Clippers: Express By Tom Marquardt, Manager Express drops first CVL game Saturday, May 11 Eden Valley Hawks defeated the Kimball Express 6-4 on a cool and windy Saturday afternoon in Kim- ball. The Hawks outhit the Express 16-14 in plating the 6 winning runs. Dan Hansen pitched all nine innings for the Hawks in gaining the win. Matt Dingmann started for the Express, relieved by Aaron Laabs in the seventh, takes the loss, and Ben Johnson in the ninth. Hitting high- lights for the Express were Johnson 3 for 5 : 3 doubles, Scott Marquardt 3 for 4 - double, Kyle Winter 3 for 5, and Brooks Marquardt 2 for 5- solo homerun in the seventh. Game Totals: Kimball'14 hits, 2 errors, 4 runs Eden Valley-16 hits, 1 error, 6 runs Innings: 12__33456 789 Kimball 010 010 200 Eden Valley 010 010 220 Express Defeat Lakers Sunday, May 12 The Express traveled to Marty on Sunday to take on the Pearl Lake Lakers. With the winds not quite as strong and temperatures a bit warmer than Saturday, the Express picked up the road victory 11 - 3. split weekend game Andy Dingmann started on theGame Totals: mound and got the pitching win. Kimbail-12 hits, 2 errors, 11 runs He was relieved by Aaron Laabs in Pearl Lake-7 hits, 1 error, 3 runs the seventh and Adam Beyer in the Innings: ninth. Offensively, the Express was 123 456 789 again led by Ben Johnson going Kimball 130 014 200 3 for 5 -triple, double, andPearl Lake 002 000 001 4 RBI. Kyle Winter 2 for 4 and ]or- Next up for the Express are dan Joseph 2 for 2 - 3 runs scored. 2 home games Saturday, May 18, Recordstands3-1OveraUand3-1 and Sunday, May 19. Saturday v CentralValleyLeague South. Luxemburg I p.m. start. Sunday v Watkins 2 p.m. start. Express catcher Scott Marquardt fields a bunt and throws out the batter at first in the game Saturday, May 11, v the EV Hawks. Find more photos on our website photo gallery. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.