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## r.h.rqulq.rHIIh%hHzlilP.q.l%.M,.zhq%h ~IXED ADG 553 12/31/2015 S3P SMALLTOVVN PAPERS, INC. 20 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 Your Hometown New 36 Volume 69i Issue 28 ^ week: By Jean Doran Matua, Editor ~hn--many ways, the Frilstads' lives together revolve around food. closures Terry was working at Swan's ,2. Caf6 in Kimball when Jim came in ~ers, one day 23 years ago. They started pageZ talking and found they had a lot in page2, common, and they've been best : friends ever since. Both had been married before auth0r s' and both had two children; its IJb : age4, : together they have another son, ~ Th~youJS, page 4, Adam. They have six grandchil- * Clippers advance to state, dren. regional to ament action, The Frilstads have done fos- page 6. ter care, and they've helped (and fed) a lot of kids over the years too. Right now they have four fos- ter kids living with them at their home on Lake Carnelian. Terry grew up in the Cold Spring/Richmond area, the young- est of 11 kids. She learned how to cook big and cook well from her mother. Terry's brother operated Billy Bones bar in Watkins for sev- School sports meetings eral years; he gave her his secret recipe for broasted chicken. and 0pen h0uses, page 8. Jim grew up working in restau- .Kimball Days schedule, rants too. page 9. , gzaut 'N ~t photos, ll't page lOi . l I Ik,.lP The Frilstads operated Swan's Caf6 for two years, from 1998- 2000. And they gave their own restaurant, Frilly's Place in Wat- kins, a shot a fewyears ago. Most likely, the Frilstads were nominated to be grand marshals of Kimball Days because Jim has retired as police chief, effective Sept. 1 or so this year. Don't worry, they aren't going anywhere, at least not until Adam graduates high school. Terry's full- time work is now taking care of their foster kids. Jim will continue to work, just not as a policeman. He's looking forward to a Monday- to-Friday day job, and being able to go to his kids' and grandkids' games and activities. "I like being involved with the city and schools," Jim said. "I've been in other departments. Kim- ball is a very good city. Good com- munity. Good people." "I've seen every kind of situa- tion," he said of his police work. He's enjoyed it, but now is the time to retire. Jim and Terry Frilstad are this year's grand marshals for Kimball Days. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. As for the new chapter in hisWatch for the Frilstads in the life, Jim is both excited and scared. Kimball Days parade at 1 p.m. He has his wood workshop ready, Sunday, Aug. 13. They will be rid- and he'll have time to work on inginthepaddywagontowardthe projects he enjoys, from of the parade. L lJme Miss [arnball Candi- dates, page 11. Little Miss Watkins, page 12. By Jean Doran Matua, Editor A more perfect summer week- end could not have been possi- ble for this year's Kraut 'N Wurst festival in Watkins. The weather was not hot or humid, and there was enough breeze to keep things comfortable. Following the July 11 tornado that tore through the town nearly a month ago, Watkins was due for some beautiful weather. And they were due for a great party. The Little Miss Watkins pag- eant kicked off the festival Fri- day evening. Fifteen little girls, dressed in their finest, got up on a makeshift stage this year for their competition. Three girls were cho- sen as Little Miss Watkins and her two princesses, but all of them looked like they were on top of the world. The cow drop, a tradition Bus~ess profile: Mafia since 1988, followed the pageant. The parade was the big attrac- Customs, page 13. tion Saturday morning, with more South Haven, EdenValley crowds than usual lining Central city councilupdates, page 16. Avenue for the hour-and-a-half EV-W and school parade. supplylists, pfige i7, McCarthy Park- so ravaged Index Church & Obituaries ....... 4 Amateur Baseball ......... 6 Local Schools ........... 8, 17 Business Directories ...14-15 Legals, Government... 14-16 Calendar ................ 18 Classifieds .............. 19 Weather ................ 20 Newsstand Price: $1 by the tornado - again welcomed many hundreds of people to the hamburger stand, beer stand, vol- leyball tournament, and games for kids of all ages (including the "Watkins tornado" money booth and a firefighter dunk tank). Firefighters from area commu- nities competed in Water Ball Sat- urday evening. It was hard to tell who was having more fun, the fire- fighters or all the kids playing in the water in the street. The street dance, with band "Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band" closed out the festival in McCarthy Park. Thank you to all who make Kraut 'N Wurst extra-special! . IIII!l !lLl!l!lll!!!l!!lll[ Crowds cheered for the American flags that led the Kraut 'N Wurst parade Saturday morning, even as they passed by buildings damaged by the July 11 tornado. The town was ready for a party, and party they did. There were lots of extra people in town to help celebrate Watkins' summer festival. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. The Watkins Fire Department, which hosts the Kraut 'N Wurst festival, wanted to thank everyone for their help in Watkins following the July 11 tornado. This fire truck sign was one way to do it. All the hard work preparing the town for Kraut 'N Wurst was another. Thank you to the Watkins Fire Department! Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353 Tel./Fax (320) 398-5000 or 453-6397 news@tricountynews.MN Web: tricountynews.MN