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D A 1 ...... ........ June 16, 2016 i A few hot women with guns If you only get the monthly PLUS issue, you're missing a lot! A dozen women braved the heat to come out for Ladies' Night at the Kimball Rod & Gun Club to learn to shoot (or learn to shoot better). Rob Kuechle (right) and other coaches were on hand to help. Staffphoto by Jean Doran Matua. B Brian and Kathleen Melonakos watching the Clippers beat Elrosa Saturday afternoon. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. By]ean Doran Matua, Editor self: it's okay to drive a cart on the This past weekend, two partsgrass.) As if the ubiquitous green of my life intersected right here of Minnesota hadn't awed them in Kimball. Friends from Califor- already, some of the views at the nia (a previous life) whom I hadn't golf course really took their breath seen in 22 years flew to Minneap- away. olis for a Lorie Line concert. He'd Then we headed west to take in only been to Minnesota for quick a few innings of amateur baseball business meetings; she'd never in Watkins, enough for me to get a been to our state. Because her couple of good photos. They loved maiden name is Kimball, she's that, too. always had a fascination with the Having just returned from town (through me). four weeks in the Holy Lands and So, Saturday morning, Brian Greece, we stopped at Keek's in and Kathleen Melonakos arrived Watkins for some hand-squeezed in beautiful downtown Kimball. lemonade on a hot day, and some I warned them that town is only real, American food. (Note to self: about six blocks wide, but I don't the Hawaiian pizza-burger works think they believed me. equally well with a chicken sand- She was hoping to get a photo of wich.) them in front of the plaque of the My old friends had spent Fri- founder of Kimball. Well, we don't day exploring Minneapolis with have one. James Kimball owned a another Minnesota friend from lot of the land way back when, but their past. They went downtown he didn't live here, and didn't have and saw the new Vikings stadium, children to carry on the name. visited Minnehaha Falls, and Instead, I took them to a few stopped at Mall of America. (Kath- things they might not get to enjoy leen was surprised that the Mall is in the San Diego area where they all white inside; she figured we'd live. want more color considering our First, the Granite City Gun-longwhitewinters.) slingers were shooting out at the After their quick visit, just part Kimball Rod & Gun Club. Theyof Saturday, I was curious about dress in period attire, and shoot their impressions. We'd known period guns (around 1860-70's). I each other in Palo Alto (home had no way of knowing that Brian of Stanford University) which is enjoyed shooting, but now he's another life entirely. We stud- going to look for a Single-Action ied piano with the same master Shooting club in their area.teacher, but our lives quickly inter- Next we took a tour of the Kim- twined. ball Golf Club by golf cart. (Note to Here's what you may have missed in the May 26, June 2 and June 9 issues of the Tri-County News: Kimball fast-pitch team clinches conference title Local girls named to St. Cloud Times All-Area softball team KES graduates 5th and 6th grades EV-W and Kimball graduations KAHS and EV-W honor rolls KAHS awards EV-W All-Academic CMC team named EV-W/K track moves on to sections Keek's now open in Watkins Watkins Pool opening Memorial Day services photos Marty barn fire Graduation open houses and News of our students Kimball and Eden Valley-Watkins Students of Excellence Watldns Ambulance celebrates EMS week Obituaries of: Marie Ehresmann, 78, of New Ulm; Rodney Olson, 57, of South Haven; Alphonse Thielen, 93, of EdenValley; Audrey Hintz, 85, of Watkins; Timothy Holtz, 38, of South Haven; John Stenger, 74, of St. Cloud; Donny Hendrickson, 6, of Kimball; Becky Thompson, 55, of South Haven Business Profiles of: Diva's, Eden Valley Motel, Millner Heritage Winery 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, EdenValley, 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 18.) "It's very charming," said Kath- we do it each week with so few leen. "It made me consider how people. differentitislivinginasmalltown. A quick stop at our house to It's nice you know everyone." change clothes for their con- Brian was impressed with the cert, and of course to enjoy a little resources right here in the area: Jell-O salad (a trip to Minnesota a top-notch golf course (without wouldn't be complete without it), homes all over it), the rod & gun and they were off. They left early club, a ski area, all the lakes, we've Sunday morning to catch their got it all right here. (Note to self: youngest daughter's graduation next time they come, arrange for from college that afternoon. him to go out fishing.) In parting, Kathleen told me We came back to the newspa- that what they saw "represents per office for the full tour there the best of what I would think (and to enjoy the air condition- of a small town." She also added ing). They were most impressed that she thinks I'm exactly where I with the quality of our little Tri- need to be.Every once in awhile it's County News, and surprised that good to be reminded of that. iiii NEED HELP? CALL US! We'll Get You Connected To Services In Your Community.. 1-800-333-2433 A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors www.MinnesotaHelp,info