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ii al|ll Iml|DIBIlllllHJli|lHBIlillilllr|l]'ql|lll|l |nng[BLHBlii ] IIgfi|ll ! [ li ' ' I F iBJ] N[BBB Page 10 Community Calendar Wh.rsd., July 114,2011 -County News Kimball, MeN _ - .... -- __ ..... Communi00 Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., Kim- ball Area Friends of the Library meeting, at Kimball City Hall; new members always welcome! Thursday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Latin jazz concert with Nachito Herrera Trio; part of the free con- cert series at St. Ben's; Box Office at (320) 363-5777, or fine-arts. (See stqry on page 2.) Thursday, July 14, 8 p.m., Wat- kins Lions meeting at skating rink. Saturday, July 16, 2 & 4:30 p.m., Cullpepper and Merriweather Circus at Bendix Elem. School in Annandale: tickets will be sold at the gate. Monday, July 18, 6-8 p.m., Lutheran Social Service adoption information meeting, at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. . Tuesday, July 19, 8 p.m., For- est City Threshers meeting (at museum). Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-9 p.m., Antique Treasures Roadshow at Stearns History Museum; $5 admission. See story on page 3 for details. Thursday, July 21, 10 a.m. reg- istration, 10:30-12:30 program, Dairy Field Day at Landwehr Dairy near Watkins; see story on page 6 for details. Thursday, July 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Make and Take Hot Air Balloon Craft, at Kimball Pub- lic Library (ages 7-12); register at (320) 398-3915. Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Bluegrass concert with Monroe Crossing; part of the free concert series at St. Ben's; Box Office at (320) 363-5777, or fine-arts. Friday, July 15, 6-9 p.m., "Glim- mer of Hope" fundraiser for Shar- ing Gifts Mission in Pacuan Negros Island, Philippines; at Annandale Municipal Park Pavilion. Wine tasting, silent auction, and jazz by Joyce Lyons. Tickets avail, at St. Ignatius Church or In Hot Water. Friday-Saturday, July 15-16, Family Garage Sale at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball. (See their ad on page 3.) Sunday, July 17, 8 a.m., 26th Heart of the Lakes Triathlon, at Annandale Municipal Park. (320) 274-7000 or Wednesday, July 21, 5-7 p.m., $2 spaghetti dinner at Kimball United Methodist Church. Friday, July 22, 5-10 p.m., Par- ents' Night Out at Kimball Ele- mentary School; $10 per child ($15 age 4 and younger) includes all activities; (763) 516-0599. Government Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., Wat- kins City Council meeting; Center- Point Energy to present $2,500 grant to City of Watkins, at Village Hall. Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., (NOTE CHANGE of date and loca- tion) Kimball City Council meet- ing at Kimball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2725. Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., Kimball school board meeting, in board room in Kimball Area High School; (3201 398-5585. Tuesday, July 2&, 7 p.m., Maine Prairie Township meeting at Kim- ball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2905. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Kimball City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 398-2725. Baseball Wed., July 13, 7j30 p.m., at. Litchfield. Sun., July 17, 2 p.m., CVL Playoffs (TBD). Wed., July 20, 7:30 p.m., at St. Michael. Sun., July 24, 2 p.m., CVL Playoffs (TBD). Visit, the official website of Kimball Express. Your complete source for local news M your community. Renew by mail (p.o. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353) or on-line at www.TriCountyNews.MN FREE 2-month trial (new sub's only) FREE active military subscription one-year Minnesota subscription, $36 one-year out-of-state subscri ption, $46 SENIOR* Minnesota subscription, $26 SENIOR* out-of-state subscription, $36 (* Seniors are 62 and older) (3-, 6- and 9-month subscriptions are available ask us!) Name: Address: City/State/Zip: Check enclosed OR Charge my: Visa MasterCard __ Discover Card #: - - exp. I {320) 398-5000 70 S Main St., Kimball. www.TriC0untyNews.MN Friday, July 22, 7 p.m., Galac- tic Cowboy Orchestra free concert in the park, at Annandale Munic- ipal Park; bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Concert will be in pavilion in case of rain. Wednesday, July 27, 1-6:45 p.m., Red Cross bloOd drive at Watkins Village Hall; Betty (320) 764-9163 or Theresia 764-7251. Notice on page 3. Thursday, July 28, noon, Kim- ball Area chamber of Commerce meeting, at Triple R Grill & Bar. Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, South Haven Days. Tuesday, Aug. 2, National Night Out. (Watch for details!) Wednesday, Aug. 3, 12-6 p.m., Red Cross blood drive at KAHS; LuAnn (320) 398-7282. Notice on page 3. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-7, Kraut 'N Wurst Festival in Watkins. Friday-Sunday, Au. 12-14, Kimball Days. Education Friday, July 15, 3-4 p.m., Geo- caching at Cold Spring Public Library; bring a GPS (or cell phone with GPS) if you have one; (320) 685-8281. Saturday, July 30, EV-W 50 -year- plus reunion. George 453-2656, Alice 764-6968, Tom 693-6411. Sheriff's recognition of Nleeker County employees Sheriff Jeff Norlin is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Employee Recognition Awards. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office has an Awards Recognition Pro- gram consisting of a cross sec- tion of sworn and civilian Sheriff's Office volunteer personnel. A deco- ration is awarded annually in recog- nition of performance of duty, her- oism or high achievement or ser- vice. All employees of the Sheriff's Office are eligible. The Volunteer Awards Committee did an excellent job in gathering information and in making recommendations. For 2010 there are two recipients of the Sher- iff's Achievement Award. Awards range from a Letter Of Commenda- tion to service bars for such actions as Medal of Honor. Exceptional Ser- vice Medal, to Life Saving, and oth- ers. These awards are most notice- able to the public on deputies' tmi- forms, on the placard above the uni- form badge. "I am proud of the work our entire office provides to the com- munity 24 hours a day, everyday. These are just a few recent exam- ples of performance that stand out at this time," Sheriff Norlin said. Reserve Deputy Dale Anderson- Letter of Commendation July 20, 2010, Sheriff's Office exe- cution of search warrants at CSAH 30 and in the City of Eden Valley. Hun- dreds of stolen items were found, assistance was needed to inventory all of the items in a timely fashion: The Sheriff's Office had then called [Dale Anderson] who responded to the scene and assisted in invento- rying items from both search war- rants. Because of the large number of items, the process went late into the night and [Dale] assisted the entire time until the job was done. Also, July 23, 2010, the Sheriff's Office executed a third search war- rant in Eden Valley, where again Dale Anderson assisted With inventorying the large amount of stoten items. After the three search war- rants, you then assisted the inves- tigators with inventorying all of the items that were brought out to the impound lot. Dale Anderson assisted for multiple days and many hours volunteering his time. Reserve Deputy Dean Schmitz- Legger of Commendation Sept. 19, 2010, a citizen at a demo - lition derby at the Meeker County Fair was having a severe diabetic reaction. Dean Schmitz noticed the citizen having some trouble stand- ing and walking. Dean approached the citizen and assessed the situa- tion Dean then escorted the person to get the medical attention needed. Dean Schmitz' actions were pro- fessional, appropriate and com- mendable. Joshua Berg-Exceptional Service Award 2010 For work and professionalism with the Meeker County Jail. Joshua Berg has shown great potential from beginning of career, immediately observed by co-workers. Taking his training seriously and retaining the information, training in leadership styles and intoxilyzer procedures, Joshua has been willing to take on any other possible training situa- tions and has never turned down requests for assisting with informa- tion regarding staff meetings. His military service and leadership skills have served well in his position as a Corrections Officer. When promoted to the Corpo- ral position, Joshua continued to attend training for jail staffing as well as inmate supervision and evacuation at the district, regional and state levels. Crime/From page 8 9:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to assist with a civil issue in the Watkins Trailer Park, Wat- kins. The deputy spoke with the parties and there were no further issues. Friday, July 8 1:39 a.m. a Sheriff's Deputy observed suspicious activity near the intersection of 3rd Street North and Parker Avenue West, Dassel. A juvenile male was arrested on a Wright County Warrant for Crimi- nal Damage to Property. The juve- nile will also be charged with Giving False Name/Date of Birth to a Peace Officer, Possession of Drug Para- phernalia, Underage Consumption, and Fleeing on Foot. 8:27 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a cellular 9-1-1 reporting a vehicle in the ditch on Kramer Road and Stearns CountyRoad 164 in Stea- rns County. The caller was trans- ferred to Stearns County Sheriff. 1:54 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a driving com- plaint in the area of 360th Street. Watkins. The deputy spoke to the individual and extra patrol will be in the area. 7:43 p.m. the Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Allen Nething, age 25, of Watkins, on a Meeker County Apprehension and Detention. War- rant for a Probation Violation at a residence on 260th St., Litchfield. 8:16 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a driving complaint in the area of County State Aid Highway 34 and 350th Street, Watkins. The deputy located the vehicle and advised the driver of the complaint who was given a warning. 9:27 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to assist the Eden Val- ley Police Department with a traf- fic stop in the area of Meeker Ave- nue and Brooks Street Eden Valley. 11:34 p.m. the Sheriff's Office observed suspicious activity on CentralAvenue South, Watkins. The deputy checked the vehicle and the area; found all to be okay and the alarm shut itself off. Thursday. July 7 4:16 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at a business on MN Hwy. 15, Kimball. The deputy found all to be secure at the business. 6:01 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Das- sel Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance and MN State Patrol to a two-vehi- cle accident on MN Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 18, Hutchinson. Life Link helicopter landed at the scene and transported one individual to Hennepin County Medical Center. The Meeker County Coroner was called to the scene. The MN State Patrol is investigating this crash, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office assisted. 6:24 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance and Kimball Rescue to a medical at a res- idence on County State Aid Highway 19, South Haven. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. 8:49 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a chemical spill related ro the previous crash in the ditch at MN Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 18, Hutchin- son. The Dassel Fire Department cleaned up the spill. 11:03 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a hit and run on Western Avenue North, Watkins. A report was taken. 2:14 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of an injured hawk on 250th Street and CSAH 1, Litch- field. The Raptor Center was con- tacted. 7:58 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a dog complaint on Cedar Ave. N., Watkins. A deputy searched the area and the dog was gone. 9:16 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a request to assist the Belfield, North Dakota, Police Department in attempting contact with an individual at a residence on 330th Street, Kimball. Wednesday, July 6 9:09 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of burglary from a resi- dence on 677th Avenue, Watkins. 4:23 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of unsafe con- ditions on MN Highway 15 .near County State Aid Highway 24, Das- .sel. Upon arrival of the deputy it was determined that everything was fine. 9:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at a business on 3rd Street North, Watkins. The deputy was canceled a short time later as it was a false alarm. 10:06 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a welfare check at a residence on 574th Avenue, Eden Valley. The deputy was' canceled a short time later as the party was located in Kandiyohi County. Tuesday, July 5 7:02 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Wat- kins Rescue and Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 653rd Ave- nue, Watkins. One individual was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital. 11:46 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received information on a vulner- able adult at a residence on 365th Street, Watkins. 2:40 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of loose cows on County State Aid Highway 18, Litch- field. A deputy responded and the cows were gone. A second call was later received that the same cows were in a yard on 655th Avenue. The deputy located the owner of the cows who rounded up the animals. 1:58 p.m. The Sheriff's Office arrested Kristopher Keith Litzau, age 22, of Grove City on a Meeker County Warrant for Attempted 2rid Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon at a business on MN Highway 7, Hutchinson. The Hutchinson Police Department assisted. Additional news release to follow. 3:18 p.m. a Sheriff's Deputy observed an abandoned vehicle on Meeker Stearns Street, Watkins. The vehicle was secure and off the road- way. 3:55 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a driving com- plaint on northbound MN Highway 15, Dassel. Monday. |uly 4 4:13 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a child custody issue at a residence on 3rd Street South, Watkins. A deputy spoke with both parties and mediated the situation. 9:37 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley and Watkins Ambulance, per Stearns County Sheriff's Office, for a medical on Coleman Avenue, Eden Valley. Wat- kins Ambulance requested an inter- cept from Gold Cross Ambulance out of St. Cloud andone was trans- ported to the St. Cloud Hospital.