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Va 12 Thursday, July 15, 2010 7 News Kimball, MN C; Health ,nesville Area Care System Q Care System O Updates in our communities (in no particular order) By lean Doran Matua and Lexi Bulau The Red Goat Opened just last week, the new bar and grill is in the loca- tion formerly occupied by Pizza Works on Central Ave- nue in Watkins. (See their ad on page 153 Denise's Defined Image Denise Donnay recently took over Kerry's Cutting Edge (on Maus Drive in Kimball). She has re-done the salon, and now offers extended hours. CRWD was awarded a grant to (Watchformoreonthisinfuture help the city. issues of the Tri-CountyNews. Kimball Area Fire & Rescue Fire Trak Department They've consolidated their The KFD has been awarded Kimball and Watkins opera- a FEMA grant for new equip- tions into their Watkins build- ment, and they recently added inc. (Arnold's is now in their old SUV to its fleet. Once the new location.) turnout gear and SCBAs arrive, Watkins-Kimball Vet Clinic the department will be "com- The Watkins Veterinary pletely compliant for the first Clinic purchased the Kimball time," according to chief/ohn VeterinaryClinic some months Gohmann. ago, and the two have merged Kimball Public Library successfully with a new name The Great River Regional and newlogo. Library system has added lots Watch for Dr. Carl Larson Grumper Bob's Arcade, sandwiches and of new programs, especially to return soon with his weekly this summer, thanks to the column. (Here's a hint: his first "legacy" tax Minnesota voters one will be about the missing approved in2008. "Kimball Motel" sign and its The Hit Room imminent return.) Now open on State Street in City of Eden Valley EdenValley, Cheryl Theilen recently Theisen Construction became a new city council Theisen Building Supply in member. pizza, Grumper Bob's will be opening soon on State Street in Eden Valley. Diva's Diva's started in Kim- ball but it's now expanded to Annandale and Buffalo. Shawna Paulson is their new nail tech and stylist, and they Marry (Pearl Lake) has been Arnold's of Kimball nowoffer spray tanning among closed for two months, but They've moved their busi- theirgrowinglistofservices. Craig Theisen is plenty busy hess office from downtown Eden Valley Video with Theisen Construction. Kimball to County Road 1S0, Now open on Hwy. 55. The "building" part of the busi- across from the Kimball Golf State Bank of Kimball ness continues strong. Club. (Fire Trak, which used The bank recently cele- AK Graphics to be there, is now in Watkins. brated 25th anniversary of Andy Knaus started this And the KimballPolice Dept. is Keith Markwardt and 50th business about a year ago, and inArnold's oldlocation.) anniversary of lane Pickle recently moved into office Bridge's RealEstate together with their customer space on Main Street (in what Recently opened on Hwy. 55 appreciation daylast month, used to be Don Pusc's insur- in Eden Valley. Eden Valley-Watkins Clinic ance office years ago). Kimball Post Office This year the Paynesville Candy's on Main After Scott Lindemann's Area Healthcare System con- The Watkins salon has retirement, Patty Nelson was solidated their Watklns and moved to a newbuilding, named Officer In Charge of the Eden Valley clinics into one Eden Valley-Watkins Schools Kimball Post Office pending location, on Highway 55 in Retiringthisyearwerelessetheappointmentofanewpost- Eden Valley. Flaschenriem, Linda Hang,master. After nearly a year, the City of Kimball Bonnie Kirschenman; Kevinnew postmaster has arrived: The city has a new clerk, Kampsen accepted a job inLisa Carlson is now on duty. Nicole Pilarski, and even newer Annandale; and TammyAsfeld South Haven City Hall deputy clerk, Leslie Arnold. If you haven't been in city hall for awhile, you should stop and take a look. The false ceil- ings have been removed, and the old tin ceiling is painted andAnneWormresigned. Now closed because of Jason Huschle, Dave structural instability, the fate Schneider and Andrea Miller- of the 77-year-old building will bernd were hired for next year. soon be decided. Eligible for Riverwood Realty the National Register of His- The Watkins real estate toric Places, the building is not office has added Dan Libbes- safe. Options include restora- meier of Kimball, Kyle Hen of tion, demolition, and/or a new white. The walls are painted, the floors refinished, and the .e. ..... .o at,n.,ai ..... 1o . ev,n ............ ..bu .Od d,tionlng"'' system.' C $l 0[C01fl 3pring. T,vmvl InJHran vtrvwF- The Police Department has Kimball Schools Kimball moved. It's no longer in what Principal Ion Clark has Thomes is established in used to be the stage area of city accepted a job at Brainerd, their new location (formerly hall. Now it's on Hazel Avenue, and the search is now on for a Arnold Auto at the corner of right behind Main Street Pub, new elementary principal who Hwys. 15 and 55), and recently in what used to be the Arnold's should be in place by the end celebrated customer apprecia- of Kimball business office. The of this month. Susan Sides and tion day there with a picnic last city purchased this building. Pat Doekendorf at the elemen- month, The city is working with taryretired thisyear. Speakeasy Saloon Clearwater River Watershed The school district will put Opening soon on Stearns District on improvement of the issue of a necessary operat- Ave. E. in Eden Valley (in what water runoff in the city. The ing levy to voters in November. used to be the C.S. bar). Dr. Mulawka is Central Minnesota's forerunner in performing minimally invasive, computer navigated, knee replacements He has performed more than 1,000 surgeries with this technologyt ~te~n l~lawka, AID "The Specialty Clinic at Paynesville Area Hea Care System offers the best care and technology in the area. The combination of a great team of professionals and their compassion for care makes them your number one choice." Dr.. Mulawka 14E)0-242-3767 www.pahcs.com