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PAGE 24 June 16, 2016 www.tricountynews.mn qW Valley Tractor Club shows their tractors June 12 BylayneHarff club members were treated with The Valley Tractor Club did cookies and lemonade. The resi- a little traveling on Sunday, dents enjoyed seeing the parade of June 12. They first drove to Pearl tractors. It was a beautiful day for a Lake Lodge to exhibit their tractors ride in the country. and then on to Loesch's SLS where The Valley Tractor Club visited Loesch's this past Sunday, June 12, to allow residents enjoy some of their handiwork (the tractors). See page 5 for a "thank you" from Loesch's Supported Living Services. Mark Hot humid air Meteorologist and some hail ]une 12 Weather Column: We closed out the weekend with very warm and humid air across much of the state of Minnesota. Temperatures across southwestern Minnesota hit 100 degrees on Sunday from Appleton, Canby, to Madison. Montevideo and Granite Falls were close behind with readings of 98 degrees in both locations for the daytime high temperatures. A cold front arrived late Sunday afternoon and this helped spark severe weather across much of cen- tral and west central Minnesota. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued as some cells even reach- ing severe thunderstorm warning levels with large hail and damag- ing winds. One inch diameter hail was reported in Grant County near Elbow Lake and in Pope County in the Glenwood area. Funnel clouds were reported in Stevens County near Donnelly and also in Pope County 4 miles SE of Sedan. There were reports of wind damage with some trees down across the area. We could see some additional showers and thunderstorms arriv- ing for the Father's Day Weekend. Do stay alert to changing weather conditions this weekend. At this stage this is projected to arrive late Saturday night into mainly early Sunday. • Beginning July x, find the FREE "Harvest Bank Mobile m your app store. KIMBALL 398-3500 • View and transfer funds between your accounts on your smart phone or tablet • Mobile check deposit • Coming soon - mobile Bill Pay ATWATER 974-8861 ST. AUGUSTA 251-6100 KANDIYOHI 382-6100 www. harvestbankmn.com By the way, happy Father's Day to my dad, Cliff, along with all the fathers across the region! Enjoy your weekend! Weather history: On this date in 1989 records show that "scat- tered frost developed across Minnesota, with the coldest read- ing of 29 degrees at Isabella" in northeastern Minnesota. Weather fact: Frost is the coat- ing or "deposit of ice that may form in humid air in cold conditions, usually overnight." MN AT A GLANCE: Moorhead Low 58 High 76 Duluth Low 55 High 72 Central Minn. Low 59 High 75 Minneapolis Low 64 High 78 Rochester Low 60 High 76 Marshall Low 63 High 78 Wednesday: Variable cloudi- ness, 20-percent chance of rain early then a gradual clearing sky. High 75 Low 55 Wind: NW 15-25 mph Prec. Trace-.20" Monday's sunrise: 5:30 a.m. Monday's sunset: 9:13 p.m. Normal High: 74 Normal Low: 54 After a fairly active weather pattern things will quiet down for a couple of days for Thursday and Friday before more rain is pro- jected to arrive for Saturday night into early Sunday. Temperatures will return to well above normal ranges for Thursday and Friday. This trend is expected to continue into the Father's Day Weekend with highs in the low to mid 80s likely. Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 81 Low 60 Winds: E 10-20 mph Prec. None Friday: Mostly sunny. High 84 Low 64 Winds: SE 10-20 mph Prec. None Saturday: Partly cloudy, 20-per- cent chance of showers/T-storms. High 84 Low 66 Winds: S 15-25 mph Prec. Trace-.30" Sunday: Partly cloudy, 60-per- cent chance of showers/T-storms mainly early. High 81 Low 60 Winds: WNW 10-20 mph Prec. .10"-.30" Did you get copy yet? The 2016 Tri-County Resource Guide was mailed to subscribers June 2. Stop in at any of our advertisers, or at our office, to get your copy (or an extra). They're FREE, and packed with all kinds of helpful information! Stearns Co. Planning Commission meeting The Stearns County Planning Commission will still meet Thursday evening, June 16, but the hog feedlot application by Caesar Larson has been pulled from the agenda; he rescinded his application (for now). (See story on page 3.) Bike Rodeo & Car Seat Safety Clinic (June 18) The Meeker County Sheriff's Deputy Association is hosting a bike rodeo (for kids 4-12) and car seat safety clinic at Litchfield Civic Arena. (See story on page 15 for details and contact info.) Cou .nty commissioner to speak on factory farm Stearns Co. Commissioner Leigh Lenzmeier will speak about the CUP application by Caesar Larson to operate a factory hog farm near three area lakes. If you're concerned, please come hear him speak at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at South Haven City Hall. (Lenzmeier and the Chain of Lakes Assoc. oppose issuance of this Conditional Use Permit.) Free Pool Day June 23 Thursday, June 23, starting at 12:30 p.m. you can swim at the Watkins Pool free with a pass available at local businesses. (See ad on page 15 for details.) There may still be spots available this season for swim lessons at the pool. You can check on the ity's website (www.cityofwatkins.com) and sign up at Watkins City Hall. Summer festivals • June 23-25 vaky oaze • June 25 Old Settlers • June25 St May Help of (stAueum) • July 9 Pead Lake Parish Festhr • Jub 3o South Haven FesUv • Au 6-7 Kraut'N Wurst • Au L ;5K ba, Days • 20 Mk ummer B st (EV) get us/mwffyoo/me om to add fo our list!) Upcoming benefits • June EV Ubrary book and bake sale (during Valley Daze) • June 25 Gone South MiUtary AppreciaUon Day at Kimball Golf Ckto • Au& 20, Midsummer Blast in EdenV-a • Sept]& Eden Area Ubrary fundraser (See calendar on page 22.) Broadcast issue this week This week's Tri-County News was mailed to every mailing address in Eden Valley, Watkins, Kimball, and South Haven, and part of Clearwater, in addition to our regular subscribers. The next broadcast issue will be July 21, but there's a lot that will happen between now and then. You'll miss it without the Tri-County News being delivered to you each and every week. Start (or renew)your subscription today; we make it so easy! (And don't forget that there's a $10 discount for seniors, age 62 and older.)