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PAGE 4 28, 2016 [] Edward Kothe, 69 Edward Kothe, a resident of Minnesota Veterans Home of Minneapolis, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016. He was 69. A family memorial service was held Wednesday, July 20, a Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins, Minn. Edward Elmer Kothe born Oct. 19, 1946, to Rev. Herbert and Martha Kothe, and was bap- tized at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield, Minn. He con- tracted polio in 1949, and was hospitalized and quarantined at the Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis. No visitors were allowed. One exception, his father could visit because he was a pas- tor. Edward was confirmed by his father at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fair Haven, May 29, 1960. He graduated from Fergus Falls High School June of 1964, and from the University of Minnesota at Morris with a B.A. degree in Political Science. For a while, Edward served in the U.S. Navy during the 1970s. He worked at a human rights office for the state of Minnesota, and later on in life, was self-employed. He loved to read, enjoyed sports, and family gatherings. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Theodore; and brothers-in-law Edward Meyer and Melvin Neumann. He is survived by older broth- ers Herbert (and Jan), David (and Teddy), Richard (and Carolyn), and Kenneth (and Katherine); sis- ters Grace Neumann, Dorothy Meyer, Stella (and Marvin) Cyriacks, Naomi (and Darold) Wold, Helen (and Ion) Larson, and Connie (and Richard) Helgeson; and sister-in-law Marilyn Kothe; and many nieces and nephews. Edward Kothe donated his body to the University of Minnesota for research in the hope that good things might come of it. lames Loch, 39 ]ames Daniel Loch of Kimball died Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was 39. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, at the Kimball Church of Christ with Pastor Kevin White officiating. Burial followed at Maine Prairie Cemetery. Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the service Monday, both at the church. A prayer ser- vice and time of sharing was held at 7 p.m. Sunday. lames Daniel Loch was born Sept. 19, 1976, in Litehfie;ld. As an infant, ]ames was adopted by his parents Michael and Sherry (Combs) Loch. ]ames grew up in Kimball where he graduated with the Class of 1995. On May 23, 1998, James was united in marriage to Kimberly Zirbes at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. ]ames worked for Creative Curb in Watkins, Ryan Contracting of Shakopee, Ron Kassa Construction of Elko, and most recently IP Builders of Foley and the Kimball American Legion. James was a member of the Kimball "Sports Boosters and Sons of the American Legion. He also volunteered his time as a Girl Scout leader and coaching his kids' basketball and softball teams. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, tak- ing vacations, and helping out with the Kimball Sports Boosters. Above all, he cherished the time and moments he was able to spend with his family, especially his five children. James was preceded in death by his father Michael; grandparents Marie and Dan Loch, and4ames and Irene Combs, and mother-in- law Mary Zirbes. He is survived by his wife Kim of Kimball; five children Krista, Matthew, Maleah, Joshua and Carly, all at home; mother Sherry of Kimball; parents-in-law Cliff and Donna Zirbes; siblings-in-law Michelle (and lay) Lloyd, Nicole (and Nick) Schendel, Amber (and lay) Pundsack, and Emily Rademacher; many nieces, neph- ews, and other family members and friends. Gary Petty, Nic Loch, Cody Rife, Iay Pundsack, Glenn Schindele, and Roger Utecht served as pall- bearers. Kyle Loch, Chad Loch, Dan Loch, and lay Hilley served as honorary pallbearers. Anthony DeCamillis provided music for the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. Check daily for new stories at WWW. tricountynews .MN (obituaries are posted as we receive them) Motorcycle crash with injuries Saturday, July 23, at about the curve and drove straight off 12:42 a.m. the Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries near the address of 16076 Norway Road in Avon Township (just east of the city of Avon.) Joshua Paul Schmitt, age 22, was traveling westbound on Norway Road when he missed the roadway. Schmitt fell off the motorcycle and struck a road sign. Schmitt was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with serious injuries. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Avon Police Department, Avon Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. OPENING AUGUST 1, 2016 Assisted 320-398-8646 Trista Kramer, Manager Connected to Heritaae House Apartment includes stove~ rbfrigerat0r, microwave, washer& d~eri:| o{tCdtn"oal/ air conditionin~ :! & 2 bedroom apartments plus ~uest suite. nnHnn~ [] Tornado relief grants available There is tornado relief money available to anyone in Watkins who needs help after the recent tornado. Applications are avail- able in the back of the St. Anthony Church, at city hall, at the bank, and on the St. Anthony Church's website. The money used for relief is donated in part by Catholic Charities and through second col- lections throughout the New Ulm Diocese. You need not be a parish- ioner of the Church of St. Anthony or Catholic to receive help. Please feel free to give applications to anyone that might need them. Barnyard Roundup Vacation Bible School St. John's Lutheran Church, Kimball Come to a "farm-tastic" VBS and learn that Jesus gathers us together to be with Him with His abundant provision and saving protection, now and forever! Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is open for grades preschool through just com- pleted 5th grade. Register online at stjohnskimball/3135 A light breakfast, starting at 8:30, and lunch will be provided along with snacks throughout the day. Family Fun Night All ages are welcome to join us Friday, July 29, 7-10 p.m. to help us kick off our VBS. There will be games, activities and crafts. Smore's and beverages will be provided. For more information about either event contact Jackie at (320) 250-3079. KUMC Ice Cream Social Aug. 11 The Kimball United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Kimball Days Kickoff with an Ice Cream Social at their church from 5-8 p.m. Thursday evening, Aug. 11. They will serve BBQ, chips, pickles, lemonade, coffee, milk, and vanilla ice cream with pies, and brownies, sprinkles, bananas, strawberry, caramel apples, and whipped cream toppings! Outdoor games for the kids too! Free will donation. K of C Breakfast Aug. 14 The Cold Spring Area Knights of Columbus are sponsoring another Summer Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring. Menu: eggs, hash- browns, sausage, ham, fruit cocktail, pastries, cinnamon bread, juice, milk and coffee. Adults $8, students (ages 6-12) $5, Age 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus local and area charitable activities. Does heat impact your plants? By Beth Berlin, tl of M Extension The recent extreme weather can certainly cause a toll on humans, and obviously impact our pets and animals, but how about our garden plants? Drought and heat can cause stress to plants that may be deeper than you realize. Taking the time to give your plants extra care before and during environmental stress is important for their health. Plants photosynthesize and create their own carbohydrates, but the rate of photosynthe- sis is impacted by temperature. In general the rate of photosyn- thesis increases as temperature increases, but once temperatures reach around 95 degrees E the rate actually decreases. This is import- ant to realize because plants need to have successful photosynthe- sis to grow each season. An annual needs to mature rapidly enough to mature its flowers or fruit before fall, and a perennial needs to pho- tosynthesize enough to put carbo- hydrates into its roots and reserves so it can survive the winter. Therefore an extended period of extreme heat can be detrimental. Often with heat waves, night time temperatures stay elevated as well. This causes the plant to have higher levels of respira- tion. Respiration is the process in which a plant breaks down the carbohydrates to provide itself energy. Therefore if the daytime temperatures are high enough to cause a decrease in photosynthe- sis and the nighttime tempera- tures are high enough to cause an increase in respiration, the plant is unable to replenish. This results in the plant having to use its energy reserves which should be going towards growth, flower or fruit maturity, or winter reserves. Another issue for plants in heat waves is that it is common they do not have enough water to complete the process of transpiration. This is where water taken from the roots is exported throughout the plant with important nutrients attached. The water then will exit the plant through small holes called stomata. If there isn't enough water available for this process, the stomata close and the plant is not able to cool itself- down as the water exits its leaves. This will result in sunscald, where growth of the plant tissue stops, leaves will drop, or the plant may even die. A gardener should be aware of this, and provide adequate mois- ture to their plants. This may involve watering pots several times a day. Relocating sunny pots to a shaded area might also help the plants in the extreme weather. Mulching plants with a shred- ded or chipped wood will help keep moisture in the soil as well as keep soil temperatures cooler. Composted or shredded newspa- per is also an option in vegetable gardens. It is important to do this prior to the heat wave for it to be more effective. Finally, don't forget about the trees and shrubs. Extreme drought or heat can stress them as well, which may not be as obvious right away, but instead breaks down their own defenses and makes them more susceptible to disease and insect infestations. An exam- ple would be borers, like the pine beetles, which often cause dam- age because of their infestation, but will not be evident for another year or more.