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HOBBY FARM & Personal Property AUCTION HOBBY FARM & Personal Property AUCTIOI g, Page 20 Le00als 4 Government r AIJ CTI 0 N PREVIEW: ]lane 22, 3-4 p,m. 271 Church Street, South Haven Auction is Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. 6-BR 2-story home with 2 baths. This home is ' loaded with character. Handicap-accessible deck, front and back porches. Newer roof, windows, cabinets, and double garage with lots of storage. Chain-link fence. 1A-acre corner lot with mature trees. * Chuck and Vicki Stenson are movingsouth and selling their home and personal property at auction. Full details available on 6ur website. * , Additional preview: June 30, 1-2 p.m. Black Diamond Auctions Col. Frank Imholte, Lic. #73-05-003 ,_ (320) 255-9398 ~ (800) 440-9398 Thursday, June 27, 2013 -- 5:00 p.m. 15055 Hummingbird Lane, Cold Spring Directions from Hwy. 23: South at light (3rd), right on Hummingbird Lane;-follow to end REAL ESTATE: 35 commercial- zoned acres of rolling hills up from the Sauk River at the Eastern end of the Sauk River Chain of Lakes..Completely furnished year-round clubhouse, wind generator, heated 30x65 shop with storage, irrigation pump house and well. Call for private showing: Keith Sharer at Granite Realty of MN, (320) 267-1963. TERMS: Price to be determined at Public Auction on Saturday, June 27, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. $10,000 non-refundable down payment due at signing. Balance to close within 30 days. Taxes pro-rated to closing. Property sells as-is with owner's confirmation. Agents must register buyers 72 hours prior to auction. EQUIPMENT: Kubota GF 1800 diesel 4wd, Smitco 13-300 3-wheel super rake w/push blade, '02 John Deere 3215A greens mower, John Deere 220A finish greens mower, Smithco hydraulic truckster w/turf tires, 3pt. 2-bottom plow, 8' Brillion seeder, 48" ATV plow, Karcher 2300 PSI pressure washer, 3000W generator, Toro Greens Master 1000, Mark IV air compressor & tank, Ryan Jr. sod cutter, Land Pride PTO rough mower, 60" PTO snow blower, Land Pride AFM 40133 fairway mower, Shallow well pump & 30-gal. pressure tank, Expanded metal utility trailer, Heavy metal shelving, 2 wooden storage sheds, Gas & diesel tanks & stands. TOOLS & SHOP: Work bench, Vise, Double-wheel grinder, Asst. hardware & bolts, Bulk grass seed & fertilizer, PTO shafts, Shovels, Rakes & yard tools, Golf clubs, Hot dog warming machine, Fertilizer spreaders, PVC pipe, Lawn rollers, Ball washers, Hole cutter, Sand trap rakes.. OWNER: Lorraine Hesse (320) 267-1963 View at Brokered by www.midwest Granite auctions.corn/ sharer se.,g Central Minnesota At the first pool fundraiser put on by the new pool commit- tee, $6,942 was raised by the pork chop feed, beanbag tournament, beer garden, and raffle Saturday, June 8. Pool director Nora Rohr- beck reported to the city coun- cil at its June 13 meeting that the event was very successful. Spon- sors included Watkins Legion Club, Watkins Lions Club, Wat- kins Lioness Club, Watkins Fire Department, St. Anthony Church, West Central Sanitation, Mini Biff Inc., Pump Up Your Party, Knaus Sausage House, Tri-County News, Farmers State Bank of Watkins, Wally's caf6, Morgan and Arlis Klein and family, Shorty's Labor- ers Lounge, Bud's Bar, Flash's Gas and Auto, Broken Wheel Farms, Ponies and Pals Daycare, Ertl Hardware, Riverwood Realty, Faber Building and Supplies, Cen- traSota, Mies Outland. Christina's Hair and Nail Salon, Jean Reinert, Ben and Amanda Stommes, and Stein's Thriftway Foods. There were countless others who con- tributed to the success of the fun- draiser by donating and/or volun- teering. In addition, -the Watkins Lions Club agreed Thursday night to donate $100/month to the pool fund for a year. Swimming lessons have begun for the season. Thirteen life- guards have been hired, three of whom are new-hires. Four con- cession stand workers were hired. Pool inspection was scheduled for June 14. The pool number is 764-SWIM (-7946). Anyone can call ahead to check on hours and conditions at the pool. The pool is losing about 800 gallons a day (probably through the south wall of the pool). This will be addressed in the fall, after the swimming season is over. Jim Zilka of CenterPoint Energy presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to the Watkins Fire Depart- ment for the purchase of eight composite air bottles. The check is part of what is now more than a $1 million community safety contri- bution program. There were 44 calls in Watkins answered by Meeker County Sher- iff's deputies. Many calls were for a dog complaint, and they were about the same dog in the Wat- kins Trailer Park; the dog has not yet been caught. Several calls were related to one night of mischief that included tossing a bicycle into the Watkins Pool. The theft of that bike, which has been returned to its owner, is the only actual crime in the past month. The council gave their agree- ment to the expansion of Mies Outland. Mies plans to build a nearly 3,000-square foot show- room as an addition to their cur- rent showroom. They are working on plans and official drawings, but these are not yet final. Both Steve and Jeff Mies came to the coun- cil to get their agreement to pro- vide tax abatement for the proj- ect, which was given. The broth- ers hope to proceed with plans and construction soon. Mayor Loch stated that the Watkins EDA is "100-percent behind them." The council finalized their util- ity billing policy amendment: in the event of a water leak, the Thursday, June 20, 2013 Tri- County News www. Watkins council accepts pool, park and fire donations By]ean Doran Matua, editor council may forgive the sewer and it likely will be done in stages. portion of a customer's water bill only if the water doesn't go down the sewer. (The city pays the Joint Water Board for sewer processing based regardless of how "clean" the water may be going down the sewer.) Public Works. Director Steve Geislinger got quotes for repairing Western Ave. and Luella St. The council decided that they must budget for the needed repairs for 2014 since funds designated for street repairs have already been used for crack-sealing. The council unanimously approved reclaim- ing and overlaying those streets next year. Mayor Loch pointed out that the council did not budget enough for street repairs this year. The council approved paying $6,500 for a new ramp at the Vil- lage Hall. The plans have been approved, and the pressure- treated ramp could last 40 years._. First, tuckpointing work needs to be completed on the building, so the ramp project will wait. It is anticipated that tuckpointing and re-roofing the building will cost about $32,000. The council will ask for local quotes for the roof- ing portion, and will discuss the project again at its July meeting. (Water has been leaking into the basement for years.) The Civic Park Board received a check from the Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W. in the amount of $12,000 as a donation to the plaRned play- ground and basketball court in the Faber Addition. A lot that is about a half-acre has been designated as a park. Equipment has not yet been selected. It is an ongoing project, The park will be named "V.F.W. Park." Some have complained about the hours that the Watkins Legion Club is open. Originally, they were open Sundays when other bars in town were not. Now, all bars in town have Sunday liquor licenses. Because it is a club, the Legion Club has lower liquor license fees. The council will meet with all bar owners at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. The council sets the fees (which can be increased), and approves liquor licenses each year. It will cost $2,553 to install a separate water meter at the Watkins Elementary School to meter-water used to irrigate the baseball field. The city will ask the EV-W School District if they would Be willing to pay half the cost. (With a separate meter, the sch6ol can be billed for what water they actu- ally use, and the city will know how much water they are paying for that is used on the bali field.) The city will have the Meeker County building inspector check out two abandoned houses in Watkins. The process to condemn the properties takes a very long time, and may or may not be needed. There are only five dogs regis- tered in the city of Watkins, even though registration is required. There is a problem with dog poo being left in the softball field. A notice will be posted at St. Anthony Manor across the street for dog owners to take care of their dogs' business. The next meeting of the Watkins City Council is Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 -- 10:00 a.m. 6857 Co. Rd. 146, Kimball MN Directions from Hwy. 15: West on Co. Rd. 146; watch for signs REAL ESTATE: 10+ acre Hobby Farm; 3-bedroom 2-bath rambler, 2 additional bedrooms possible w/egress windows. New septic is scheduled; garage, garden shed, shop, & outbuildings. Call for private showing: Keith Sharer at Granite Realty of MN, (320) 267-1963. TERMS: Price to be determined at Public Auction on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. S3,000 non-refundable down payment due at signing. Balance to close within 30 days. Taxes pro-rated to closing. Property sells as-is with owner's confirmation. Agents must register buyers 72 hours prior to auction. SHOP & EQUIPMENT: Allis Chalmers WD 45 wide-front w/loader, WD narrow-front, Craftsman 18hp 42" deck, Craftsman 38" mower, Walking cultivators, Shallow well pumps, Log chain, Wisconsin engine, Parts washer, Pallet rack, Electric band saw, Air compressor, Hand tools & toolbox, Garden tools & planters, Battery chargers, Planer, Platform scale, Multi ladder, Wheelbarrow, Forge, Meat-cutting equip., Garden greenhouse & hoses, Live traps, Lawn sweep, Yard cart, Feed sacks, Seeder/fertilizer. FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD: Frigidaire, Aussie grill, Desk, Trunks, Dining table & chairs, Corner curio, Full-size bedroom sets, Highboy dresser, Patio furniture, Commode, Bakeware, Bedding, Home decor, Canning supplies, Carpet cleaner, Dishes & kitchen ware, Super 8 camera, Cast kettles, Sewing machine, Lamps, Enamelware, Pizza oven, Heaters, Treadmills, Wash tubs & cream can, & much more. OWNER: Janet Marquart / Ke] iii i;::' 13201 267-1963 View at Brokered by www.midwest Granite auctions.c0m/ sharer Sng Cemrai Mtnnesta