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Pa e8 Thursday, July 2-8, 2011' r News * Kimball, MN Kimball 2011 Little League All-Stars Kimball 2011 Little League AIl-Sars are from left to right, front row from Kimball Gold Aaron Ashbrook, Dylan Opatz, and Andrew Massmann. Back row from Kimball Blue are Samuel Ehlinger, Michael Hoffmann, and Simon Bryce. Submitted photo. By Fritz Hoffmann Wednesday, July 6, three play- Kimball White 12U softball team placed third in the Crow River League state qualifier. In back row, ers from each Kimball Little League left to right, are Coach Jamie Leither, Emily Utecht, Katie and Linda Merchant, MaKayla Epple, Alexa team, in the ll-13-year-old group, Ruehle, Brooklyn Smith, Madalyn Hanan, and Cheyenne DeGree. In front Row are Madilyn Truenow, Bailey participated in the summer All Bershcheid, Katie Spaulding, and Mackenzie Leither- Submitled photo. Star game. The game was played in Both Kimball girls 12U teams Blue coached by Sean O'Brien~ third in the tournament held in (White and Blue) qualified for Bob Merchant, and Patti Schiefel- Hutchinson this past weekend. advance With another win the State Tournament to be held bein took second place onlylosing r XlJ! I~SS next weekend in Becker. Kimball to BOLD. Kimball White placed Cold Spring and consisted of play- ers from area teams that included Cold Spring, Eden Valley, Watkins, St. Augusta~ Rockville, Luxemburg, St. Nick, Richmond, Pearl Lake and Kimball. Congratulations, boys! Jordan Joseph made the catch for the Express at third base. Catcher Andy Dingmann tossed him the ball as Gussie Aaron Fruth attempted, unsuccessfully, to steal third. Kimball Blue 12U girls' softball team took second place in the Crow River League Tournament at Hutchinson to qualify for the State Tournament. In back row, left to right are Coach Bob Merchant, Sean O'Brien, Caitlyn O'Bden, and Patti Schiefelbein. Next row are Talyn Schlueter, Anna Donnay, Katelynn Loehrer, Alyssa Zabinski, Abby Schiefelbein, Mikayla Markwardt, and Jordan Dockery. In middle row are Mariah Fennema and Karl Schiefelbein. In front are Melanie Loehrer, Lexi Streit, Kira Schaefer, and batgirl Laah gehiefelbein. Submitted photo. Minn. Firearms The Salvation Army, St. Cloud Safety Classes River Bats Celebrating 'Christmas in July' this Thursday For once, Salvation Army ket- offered ties will be outside when it isn't The 2011 Minnesota Firearms freezing cold. Safety Glaeses are being offered The St. Cloud River Bat are 'Christmas in July' Thursday at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. joining The Salvation Army for From 7-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 is the "Christmas in July" this Thurs- sign-up opportunity. At this sign-up day, July 28, during the River Bats' time, birth certificates are needed, game against the Duluth Hus- The classes are offered at the fol- kies at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud. way to show community support local families in need. Salvation Army supporters not attending the game can still have their dona- tion matched by mailing a check marked "Christmas in July" to the St. Cloud Salvation Army, 400 S. Hwy I0, St, Cloud) MN 56504, The St. Cloud Salvation Army's new leaders will als@ be in atten- dance. "Christmas in july is a great lowing omeu: Gates open at 6 p.m. and double the value of your gift," Aug, a, T-0 p,m, Anonymous fan matchins said Major Steven Koehler, who Monday, Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m. donations up to $1,200 began his new post with his wife, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m. Fans who donate to The Salva- Major Melody Koehler, on June 29. Monday, Aug.15, 7-9 p.m. tion Army at the game will have The couple arrived in St. Cloud Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7-9 p.m. their contribution doubled with after serving in Charles, Ill., for Saturday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m.- up to $1,200 in matching funds fouryears. 2 p.m.? Field Day given by an anonymous River Bats For more information about .Anyone interested, please call fan. All-proceeds will fund the The Salvation Armyandvolunteer Chuck at (320) 266-1491. SL Cltmd Salvation Army's Christ- opportunities, or to make a credit mas assistance programs that pro- card donation, call (320) 252-4552 vide food, toys and services foror visit It was the bottom of the second, and the Express was tied 2-all with bases loaded. Adam Beyer hit a grand slam. Above, he gets a high- five from team members before play resumed. They kept their 6-point lead for three innings until a five-run seventh inning performance by the Gussies. The Kimball Express won, 8-7, against the St. Augusta Gussies. The Express next play a seeding game at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in Kimball. The Central Valley League tournament will be hosted in Eden Valley. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs.