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............ .......... ......... Grad open houses Graduation open houses and no cost to 2016 Kimball or Eden parties are being scheduled. Be Valley-Watkins graduates! (Watch sure to let us know the details so for the graduation issues in next we can publish them here. There's week's Tri-CountyNews.) Saturday, July 16 1-6 p.m., Core), Mathies, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Abbey Straley, son of Amy Mathies, at Watkins daughter of Dawn and Lawrence Sportsmen's Park. (EVW) Straley, at 16505 13th Ave., South Haven. (K) Stearns County 4-H to hold Blue Ribbon Auction By Sara Budde, U of M Extension The Stearns County 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction will be held at the Stearns County Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. 4-H youth from Stearns County exhibiting market beef, market sheep, market swine, market poultry, market rab- bits, market goats and dairy who receive champion, reserve cham- pion or blue ribbons with their proj- ects, are eligible to participate in the auction. Buyers purchase the rib- bon, not the market animal. Through the Blue Ribbon Auction, youth interested in the agriculture industry have a chance to meet some of the many individ- uals who help make the ag indus- try successful. Approximately 60 youth are expected to participate in this year's event. These 4-H'ers put in many hours throughout the year working with their animals to get them ready for the fair in hopes of earning a chance to be in the Blue RibbonAuction. With the support of buyers at the auction, 4-H members are able to earn additional money to help them continue with their proj- ects and other 4-H activities; a por- tion of the sale also goes back to the Stearns Couuty4-H program to sup- port educational livestock opportu- nities for youth in the county. For more information about supporting the Blue Ribbon Auction as a buyer, please contact Sara, Stearns County 4-H Program Coordinator, University of MN Extension at (320) 255-6169, (800) 450-6171, or Written by Gail Kokett, Albany Southsiders 4-H Club Superintendent Update, week of July 11 By Jim Wagner amazing to see what paint can do Superintendent, Kimball Schools for an area. Good day Kimball. The summer The classrooms have also been time has certainly been busy and going through improvements as providing some great weather for well. The sixth-grade rooms have the crops and gardens in the area. been painted by their teachers I hate to even mention it, but if you Ms. Baurely, Ms. Bernardy, and look at the calendar, the summer is Ms. Looman. They have come in half over and school will be start- over the summer to have them inginapproximatelysixweeks.This ready for the sixth-grade class. summer has certainly been more We were able to get new portable hectic than in the past, but it has air conditioning units for 14 class- been good with all of the activities rooms at the elementary as well. and improvements being made. Our test in the spring showed the This past Saturday, we had a units did a great job of cooling the number of volunteers come in and rooms. I hope to have the design donate their time to replace the for hooking those up in the rooms old wood bleachers on the football complete by the end of the month stadium to new aluminum planks, as well. I want to thank Jason Spaulding, Last, but not least, the track sur- Chris Jansky, Derek Becket, Brian face is also making progress. We are Becker, and Byron Westrich for currently having to let it sit for 30 donating their time and skill to days to allow the rain and heat to install the bleachers on such a pullthe oils from the asphalt, allow- beautiful morning. They were ing the glue to work better at fasten° able to complete half the benches ing the surface down to the asphalt. and hope to complete the last half Once we hit the 30 days, the new over the next couple of weeks. It rubber surface will be put down and was amazing to see the improve- that project will be done. ment on how much better it looks As I mentioned before about compared to the wood boards that being six weeks from school start- were breaking and falling apart, ing back up, I would recommend Job welldone guys! to parents that if your students The new bleachers were also have not done any reading or installed in the old gymnasium at math work over the summer, now the end of June. The north side will would be a great time to have them have back rests on them, but those do a few things each week before had to be back-ordered and should school starts. There are many be in by the end of the month. The resources that you can get online gym had the floor sanded, the to match with your child's grade walls painted, and new bleachers level. I hope you have been hay- installed. It makes it appear as a ing a great summer. Make sure to new gymnasium. If you're in the fit in some family time as well as area, stop in and take a look. I want some rest and relaxation. That is to thank Alicia Kuechle for coordi- all I have for now. Have a great day nating the donations for purchas- and GO CUBS! ing the paint for the gym. It was PAGE 7 July 14, 2016 News of our students College of St. Scholastica graduation May 14 From South Haven, Elizabeth Kastanek with Bachelor of Science in Nursing. University of Minnesota Crookston graduation Spring 2016 From Watkins, Katelyn Rieland earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with distinction. Normandale Community College graduation May 16 at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. From South Haven, Kyra Ann Wuollet, Associate in Arts, Liberal Education, with High Honors University of Minnesota, Twin Cities dean's list From Kimball, Cindy Schlangen, Junior, Carlson School of Management From South Haven, Cameron Hunt, Junior, College of Sci and Engineering Summer Food Service Program Eden Valley-Watkins Schools • Eagles Kids Center, Old Fire Stearns Ave. East in Eden Valley, are participating in the Summer Halllocated at 187 CossairtAve. W. Monday through Thursday, July Food Service Program (SFSP).in Eden Valley, Monday through 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, and Breakfastand lunch will be pro- Friday, May 31-Aug. 12. Breakfast Aug. 1-4. Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., vided to all children, without 7:30-ga.m.,Lunchlla.m.tolp.m. Lunch11:30-12 noon. regard to race, color, national • Eden Valley-Watkins • Watldns Elementary School origin, sex, age, or disability, at Secondary School located located at 161 School Ave. South no charge and meet nutritional at 298 Brooks Street in Edenin Watkins, Monday through standards established by theValley, Monday through Friday, Thursday, June 6-9, June 13-16, U.S. Department of Agriculture May 31-Aug. 12. Breakfast 7:30-9 June 20-23, June 27-30, July 5-8, (USDA). Meals will be provided at a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, the followingsites. °EdenValley-WatkinsElemen- Aug. 1-4, and Aug. 8-11. Lunch tary School located at 901 1 p.m. James Wedgwood entertained about 30 children and adults Monday afternoon, July 11, at the Kimball Public Library with his ventriloquism. He had the kids screaming with laughter with three of his characters, and using audience members as volunteer "dummies" too. Wedgwood will perform in the Minnesota State Fair this summer. He took time to answer audience questions too. He told the kids that he learned ventriloquism at the age of 9 from records his grandmother gave him, and that the library could help them find books and other resources to help them learn it too. He will perform again at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Annandale Public Library. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Mark "]1]"1]¸¸] I Meteorologist Much-needed rainfall Minneapolis Low66 High 81 Rochester Low 64 High 79 Weather Column: We finally us for the midweek and the tail Marshall Low 65 High 80 picked up some much-needed rain end of the work before we start to Wednesday: Partly cloudy. across a good share of the state of warm up again by the weekend.High 76 Low 58 Wind: W 15-25 Minnesota Saturday night into We should see highs in the lower mph Prec. None Sunday morning, and then again 80s by Sunday. Monday's sunrise: 5:44 a.m. on Monday. Some spots received If you are a sky watcher, on Monday's sunset: 9:09 p.m. 1 to 2 inches of rain or more from Wednesday night look for the wax- Normal High: 81 each event, ing gibbous moon near a reddish Normal Low: 61 Many locations were in desper- "star." It's not a star, but "instead Temperatures will be cooler ate need of rainfall for the crops, the red planet Mars!" You should than average for the midweek lake levels, wild-fire concerns, and be able to check it out for a couple before we start to warm up a bit for our lawns. The rain certainly of hours, enjoythe show. by the weekend. We could see a made things to perk up and green Have a great week! few isolated showers or thunder- up almostovernight. Weather history: On this datestorms returning by Thursday The storms did cause some in 1890, according to records, "a and Friday. We should be back to power outages and trees to be tornado hits Lake Gervais north the lower80sbySunday. downed. In addition, large hail of St. Paul." The National Weather Thursday: Partly cloudy, was reported along with reports of Service notes that"people rushed 20-percent chance of showers. picnic tables being flipped. Some from St. Paul to help victims and High 73 Low 56 Winds: NW 10-20 flooding was also reported from look for souvenirs." One reporter mph Prec. Trace-.20" the locally heavy rainfall, wrote that "nearly everyone whoFriday: Partly Scattered additional showersreturned from the disaster last cloudy, 20-percent moved across parts of northern evening came laden with momen° chance of showers and thunder- Minnesota on Tuesday. The rest of toes (sic) denoting the cyclone's storm. High 77 Low58 Winds: NW the state of Minnesota finally got a fury." 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20" break from the heat and humidity Weather fact: Tornadoes can Saturday: Partly cloudy, 30- as temperatures dropped into the be very destructive in nature with percent chance of showers/T- 70s and lower 80s. their"speed ranging from 110 mph storms. High 78 Low 61 Winds: SE Drier weather should be withto 300 mph." 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20" us state-wide on Thursday and MNATAGLANCE: Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20- Friday as only slight chances of Moorhead Low 60 High 76 percent chance of showers/T- rain will be in the forecast. Very Duluth Low 57 High74 storms. High 81 Low 63 Winds: comfortable weather will be with Central Minn. Low 62 High 76 SSE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20"