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fl Thursday, July 25, 2013 t,t u Tri-Coun News • www.tricoun Karen and Dean Mozena are this year's Kimball Days Grand Marshals. Both are involved in many facets of life in the Kimball area, too busy to slow down or retire. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. By ]ean Doran Matua, Editor Dean and Karen Mozena. Dean and Karen Mozena will When they learned of it, both lead the Kimball Days parade at had to be convinced to do it. 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11 ... in a "quote here" school bus. Dean Mozena arrived at Lake That's appropriate as Dean Carnelian, northofKimball, atage was recently celebrated for having 12 when his family moved here been a bus driver in Kimball for from central Iowa. That was Feb- 55 years. This coming school year, ruary 1951. Dean graduated from both Dean and Karen will drive for Kimball High School with the Hendricks Bus Service• Class of'55. So did his boss, Joann Nominations were received by Hendricks. the Kimball Days Committee for Karen grew up in South Haven three people, says Kimball mayor and graduated from Annandale TammyKonz, whoisnotpartofthe High School after attending the committee. The committeevoted, country school in South Haven and the honor was bestowed onuntil about eighth grade.• Clippers/From page 5 Kevin Kramer, and Grant War-Hitting: Adam Hiltner, 3-5, ren. Matt Geislinger was on the 3 runs, RBI; Kevin Kramer, 4-4, mound and went the first 10, giv- RBI; Grant Warren, 3-6, 3 RBI; ing up 2 runs on 5 hits with 16 Ks, Brendan Ashton, 2-5, RBI, run and T.J. Frericks came in to shut scored; Miah, 2-5; Tyler Long, 2-5. the door. The Clippers advance to Pitching: Matt Geislinger, play on Saturday, July 27, at I p.m., 10 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, v the winner of Cold Spring and 16 Ks and 3 walks; T.J. Frericks, St. Augusta• I inning, with 3 Ks. • ATTN: Kimball EV-W class of Classmates '57 1978 We will celebrate our 56th Class The Eden Valley-Watkins 1978 Reunion at Triple R Grill & Bar in class reunion will be held at Dino's Kimball at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Eden Lakeside Club (downstairs) Sept. 11. Call Dave Kothe at (320) from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. 236-2311 or Rich Stenger at (320) Call Deb at (763) 502-8778 with 282-9076. any questions. A'I-I'N: Kimball Classmates of 1983 It's hard to believe that we will of 1983," or e-mail khendrickson be celebrating our 30th year class 12@yahoo.corn, and you be pro- reunion. A small committee has vided more information about this been working to plan this spe- event. If parent, grandparents or cial event. Please hold and block community members can •help get off Saturday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at the the word out to any of our former Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball. We classmates of 1983, we woiald greatly plan to have a happy hour, din- appreciate it. We would like to see a net, music and a small program, strong turn-out for our 30th reunion To sign up, and get further infor- and appreciate any and all support in marion about the event, please helping to get the word out to some go on Facebook to "Kimball Class of our former classmates. The couple met and courted, dricks, until their auction house Karen was on the board of sometimes with the help of a (in what is now.Willow Creek Park) Kimball Combined Charities for school bus that Dean drove at the burned down. After that, he did many years. This organization, time. weekly consignment auctions for now defunct, had about 20 pre- After they were married, they a woman in St. Cloud until she . approved charities to which they • • s hved m a small house on Lake Car- retired, contributed, all approved by the nelian, with Dean's parents living Dean is a chartermember of board, andbyastatereviewboard. in the big farm house he grew up the Kimball Lions which was There also was a contingency fund in, not far away. A few years later, formed 30 years ago; he is still on to help after a house fire or other they swappedhouses, the board. He is on the church disaster. Dean and Karen raised four board of the Kimball United Meth- Today, they enjoy a little slower childreninthathouse.Allattended odist Church. He has been on the pace. Their kitchen window looks Kimball Area High School. Maine Prairie Cemetery board for out on one of their gardens and Pamela, 51, is housekeeping more than 20 years and, ashesays, beyond, into the woods. They supervisor at Grand Casino Mille probably will be until he's buried enjoy watching birds and wildlife Lacs. there. He was on the Centennial out the window. And the flower Penny, 50, has been reception- Committee that planned the big and vegetable gardens keep them ist at St. Cloud Medical Group for celebration of Kimball's centen- b~sy. Both are collectors, of glass- more than 20 years, nial in 1986. Dean is usually the ware and tractors. And family is Dale, 46, is an independent emcee at his class reunions, often very important to them. trucker and talented mechanic together with Joann Hendricks. "Dean is a good role model," Kari, 31, is in sales at'Northland When something needs to be said Tammy Konz, who also is Capital Leasing. done, Dean is just the guy to jump daughter of Joann and Dave Hend- There are 11 Mozena grand- in and get it done. He doesn't ricks. She pretty much grew up children and five great-grandchil- expect praise or acclaim, he sim- with Dean, who has worked at the dren. ply enjoys being a part of some- bus garage all ofherlife. "He's kind Dean has always been busy. He thing positive, part of the solution of like a dad to me." still drives bus for Hendricks Bus instead of part of the problem. "I thinlqwe keep Deanie young after 55 years. He also has Dean's Karen has been busy all these down there [at the bus garage[, Farm Seeds business, although years too, although she prefers to and he keeps us in line," Konz he says that's winding down with work quietly in the background, added. corporate competition. KarenFor instance, she kept the books There are so many reasons that remembered that he sold livestock for Dean's feed and seed busi- Dean and Karen are appropriate feed when they were first married, nesses. Grand Marshals for Kimball Days so that's been a constant in their "[Dean's} been the one who's2013. Their positive attitude, love lives, always been the active one," said of people andlove of Kimball, will- Konz recalled that Dean was a Karen. "If I could get on a commit- ingness to jump in and help where part-time cop with Dick Copeland, tee where I could set back and do needed, and ability to stay calm Deb Brower's grandfather, my thing without being noticed, I and steady even when others are Dean also farmed, until he wasfine. Buthe'soneofthesethat going crazy. retired from it. He now rents the has to get out front. Whether he Congratulations, Dean and land. likes it or not, that's where they put Karen. And thank you for all that For about 10 years, Dean washim." you've done for our community! a partner in H & M Furniture, Karen drove bus full-time for owned withDaveHendricks. 12 years, and she worked at For about 15 years, Dean wasDeZurik for 26 years. Now she an auctioneer with Dave Hen-drives van for Hendricks Bus. Nystrom family reunion June 29 The first ever Nystrom fam- fly reunion was held Saturday, June 29,• at Willow Creek Park in Kimball. Descendants of Nils and Carrie Nystrom were invited to share photos and stories and fam- fly heritage• Ntis and his brother den in 1881 and married Nils in Olof were some of the original set- 1882, leaving a long family legacy in tiers in the French Lake area emi- this area. A good time was had by all grating to this country from Swe- and another family reunion is being den in 1879 and 1870 respectively, planned for 2015. Carrie arrived in Cokato from Swe- Knaus/VITA Novice Shooting Champ Saturday, July 13, Jack Knaus of Kimball particapated in the Minnesota Trap Assocation 200-bird ,event in Alexandria. Jack shot 192 out of 200 birds to win the Novice Championship. Congratulations to Jack for taking the top spot! Submitted photo. The Nystrom family (above) is gathered for their first reunion June 29 at Willow Creek Park in Kimball. They are descendants of Nils and Carrie Nystrom who were married in 1882. The group enjoyed sharing photos and stories of family. The photo at right features Nils and Carrie Nystrom in back, both Nils and Carrie emigrated from Sweden before their marriage. Submitted photos.