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PAGE 2 Au ust 11, 2016 Highway 55 lane closures west of Annandale begins Aug. 15 Motorists traveling Highway 55 The closures are needed while at Wright County Road 3, located crews reconstruct the Highway west of Annandale, may encoun- 55/County Road 3 intersection. ter delays as the road is reduced The redesigned intersection will intermittently to a single lane include dedicated left turn lanes during daytime hours beginning and add a signal system to the Monday, Aug. 15. intersection. Flaggers will allow one-way,The project is part of a multi- alternating traffic through the year, multi-project plan to improve Highway 55/County Road 3 work safetyand mobilityon Highway55 zone. Motorists should plan their and Highway 25 in Wright County. travel in advance and may expe- For more information on other rience delays of up to 15 minutes Highway 55 and Highway 25 proj- when flaggers are present, ects in Wright County, visit mndor All lanes of Highway 55 at gov/d3/buffalo/index.html. County Road 3 will open perma- For real time travel informa- nently by Nov. 15. tion anywhere in Minnesota, visit Winners for Kraut 'N Wurst 2016 Cow Drop Winners Topper Loesch $1,000 Drawing Winners: Kevin Schmitz (Richmond) $100 MaryGeislinger (Watkins) $100 Rob Flaschenreim $100 Julie Flaschenreim $100 Kay Kielty (Watkins) $100 IeffNohner $100 Bruce Walz (Watkins) $100 ]ean Reinert $100 Morgan Schlangen $100 Kathy Kramer (Watkins) $100 Total Prizes $2,000 Pedal Tractor Pull Winners There were 71 youngsters com- peting. The winners are listed in their age group, first, second, and third places with their town listed after their names. 4 years old 1-Olivia Klein Watkins 2-Aten Schlangen Watkins 3-Riely Beck Kimball 5 years old 1-Teagan Van Nurden Kimball 2-Shane Pauls Paynesville 3-Miguel Lechuga Cold Spring 6 years old 1-Davian Mucciaccciaro Eden Valley 2-Kaylee Sagge Paynesville 3-Ed Kramer Watkins 7 years old 1-Annika Klein Watkins 2-Camdan Carlson Watkins 3-Tristan Chenoweth Coon Rapids 8 years old 1-Kylie Pauls Paynesville 2-Wyatt Pauls Watkins 3-Nicholas Becker Watkins 9 years old 1-Dylan Walz Watkins 2-August Reddemann Kimball 3-Kierra Chenoweth Coon Rapids 10 years old 1-Ty Knopf Litchfield 2-Takoda Mucciacciaro Eden Valley 3-Madisen BeckerWatkins 11 years old 1-Austin Pauls Paynesville 2-Olivia Dorman Watkins 3-Caleb Pauls Watkins 2016 Button Winners Virgil Lovejoy $1,000 Melvin Kramer $100 Nancy Walz $100 Melody Unterberger $100 Wayne Tschumperlin $100 Amanda Garding $100 Troy Geislinger $100 Ted Faber $100 Lori Dockendor f $100 Jerry Brutger $100 Wendy Schmitz $100 Kimball firefighters won the WaterBall fight Saturday evening during Kraut 'N Wurst. Staff photo by Anton Matua. The KHS Class of 1949 met July 24 at Triple R. They are, left to right, in front, Freda Konz Provo, Dolores Bates Faber, and Clayton Shoutz. In back are Anita Dockendorf Hoefer, Gladys Combes Miller, Ludwig Asfeld, Joe Froehling, Carol Schmitt Jung, Fr. Dick Gross, Clara "Donna" Kunkel Grams, Joan Pelzer Wortz, Dorothy Dammann Meilke, and Leila Hennen Froehling. Submitted photo. Sunday, July 24, the Kimball High School Class Plans have been made to meet the third Sunday of 1949 met at Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball to cel- in July, 2017. A great time was had by all. Thanks to ebrate their 67th class reunion. There were 13 class- Triple R for their great service and food. mates present and five guests. The Tri-County News is the official Newspaper of the Cities of Kimball and Watkins; the Kimball Area School District (ISD#739); Fair Haven, Forest Prairie, Kingston, and Maine Prairie Townships; and Clearwater River Watershed District. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Tri-County News, P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353. The Tri-County News (USPS 639-180) is entered at the Post Office, Kimball, Minnesota 55353, as Periodicals. It is published Thursdays by Tri-County News, P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353, Stearns County. LOCATIONS: Our office is at 70 S. Main St. in downtown Kimball. Weekday office hours are Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our telephone and fax number is (320) 398-5000 or (320) 453-6397. E-mail can be addressed to news@tricountynews.MN. Our Web site is www.tricountynews.MN. We also have drop sites at Ertl Hardware Hank in downtown Watkins. RATES: Subscription rates are $36/year ($26 for age 62 and older) in Minnesota; $46/year ($36 for seniors) elsewhere in the U.S. Single copy price is $1. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2 p.m. Monday (3 p.m. Friday if Monday is a holiday).. OUR AWARD-WINNING STAFF: Jean Doran Matua, Editor and Publisher Maxine Doran: Typesetter, Circulation Marguerite Laabs: Photographer Sue Hughes: Creative Designer Jayne Harff: Office Manager Pat Garry: Staff Writer Mary Knaus: Sales The sttaff of the Tri-County News recognizes that it has a responsibility to report the news accurately and fairly, and that it is accountable to the public. Please contact our office if you feel we've fallen short of that objective. LETTERS: The Tri-County News welcomes letters COPYRIGHT: All content herein is the property promoting the exchange of ideas and opinions, of the Tri-County News and is protected by U.S. To be considered for publication, letters should copyright law; content may not be reproduced address a topic of current or general interest. 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