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'a e4 King Crc00s,0000 g---T-- CommuniW Thursday, August 29, 2013 Tri-CounW News www.tricountynews.mn Millner Heritage wine wins Governor's Cup m 1 2 12 15 ACROSS 1 Chic, to Austin Powers 4 Crooked 8 Implement 12 Tramcar contents 13 Decorative case 14 Unsightly 15 Relinquish the throne 17 Smile 18 Squid squirt 19 Big-time operator? 21 22 25 32 37 46 17 51 56 -m .m IIII 30 31 By Mike Nistler, Staff writer A wine made near Kimball won top honors at the fifth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition at the University of Minnesota last Friday. The wine that won the Gover- nor's Cup was Little Iza, a light, sweet wine made at Millner Her- itage Vineyard and Winery by ]on Millner. The wine is named after his daughter, Izabella Millner. The competition, now five years running, it's the only com- petition for northern-tier vine- yards. Panels of 21 expert judges spent the day tasting wines grown from grapes in 12 northern states and Canada. After the wines had been allowed to linger on judges' pal- Vintners Jon, Anna, Mary and Don Millner. One of their varieties of wine, "Little Iza" named for Jon and Anna's daughter, took the Governor's Cup in international competition last week. File photo. ates, the 2012 Little Iza wine was awarded the Minnesota Gover- nor's Cup for the best gold-win- ning Minnesota wine. "I make Little Iza with mostly La Crescent, but there is a little bit of Vignoles blended in as well," Millner said. "It screams a lot of apple and pineapple tones, and it's actually even a little bit tart, kind of like a pineapple." Millner said the competition is only for cold climate grape variet- ies. "The entire intent of this is to compete everyone's Fronte- nac or Marquette or other cold- hardy varieties against each other. So many of the participants that competed were from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Quebec and other various colder climates," he said. By winning the Governor's Cup, the Kimball winery has the distinction for making the best wine in Minnesota. "I think it was a couple hun- dred wines entered from within the state, and the Governor's Cup is the best one of all those Min- St. Anthony's Picnic in the Park Despite the very hot weather, St. Anthony's Picnic in the Park was a wonderful day of celebra- tion. With the shade and the breeze in the park, we had a pretty comfortable day. The beer and pop were ice cold to refresh us, and the food was excellent. Stan's Country Dutchmen and Wild 99 provided our musical entertainment. Every- one enjoyed the 50/50 raffle, Bingo and Pull Tabs throughout the day. We had fun at the Lucky At Cards Booth, the Bean Bag Tournament, the Minute to Win It challenge and the Kids Games. Thank you to everyone who came to share the day with us. We had a lot of fun all day long. Thanks to all our parish- ioners who worked so hard to make the Picnic in the Park such a success. Super thanks to the Wat- kins Fire Department for all their help setting up the park, and to our super crew of cleaners on Monday morning. Thanks too, to Farmers State Bank for sponsoring Wild 97. Coming to our celebration cer- tainly leaves you with a good feel- ing. Seeing so many people work- ing together to make this event happen - and doing it with smiles on their faces, reminds you of what a great parish and great commu- nity we have. What a blessing! It was fun to celebrate it with you, and we look forward to next year. All Fishermen Are Liars (Except You hear author Ray Tuholsky tell humorous true stories about fish- ing, fishing history, and inspira- tion. This event is free to mem- bers, non-members $5. Founded in 1936, the Stearns History Museum has focused on preserving and interpreting the history of the region for 77 years. The mission of the museum is to engage people in the explora- tion of the County's diverse heri- tage by providing connections to the past, perspectives on the pres- ent, and inspiration for the future. The Stearns History Museum and Research Center is nationally accredited by the American Alli- ance of Museums. and Me) ...and sometimes I wonder about you If there is one thing that Ray Tuholsky loves more than fishing, it's telling a story! Join us at Break- fast Club with Bay to hear stories about how war had an influence on fishing and see some old lures, rods, and reels. From a mischievous 8-year old to the present day, his sto- ries tell of a man's life through fish- ing. Full of humor, mixed with a lit- tle inspiration, they tell of family, friends, and the "big one that got away." All Fishermen Are Liars is Tuholsky's first book. Come to the Stearns History Museum for Breakfast Club at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, to Tuesday, Sept. 24, and 11 take place at Northstar Cemetery, 1901 Cooper Ave. S., St Cloud, MN 56301, and the second crawl at 1 p.m. Sat- urday, Oct. 5, at Calvary Cemetery, 2341 Roosevelt Rd. in St. Cloud. Crawlers 11 meet at the cem- etery, tour the most historic gravesites, and meet four histori- cal characters buffed in the cem- 21 19-Across, e.g. 24 Chart format 25 "Eureka!" 26 Run-down horse 28 Financial advisor Suze 32 Teeny bit 34 Deviate off course 36 Antitoxins 37 Dickinson output 39 Space 41 Water barrier 42 Suitable 44 Literary comparison 46 Last major battle site of WWII 50 Lobbyists' Illl ! 59 ; org. 51 Actress Sorvino 52 Suggest 56 Greatly 57 Dazzle 58 Driving site 59 Zilch 60 - -a-ling 61 Right angle DOWN 1 Bygone bird 2 Sphere 3 Commit (to) 4 Signal, as with a nod 5 Schedule abbr. 6 "Phooeyt" Quarry Cinema has ALL-DIGITAL picture Percy Jackson: 55 7 Traffic jam 33 Spring (from) 8 They're in for 35 Existed the long haul 38 Hot tub 9 Shrek is one 40 Ornamental 10 Hodgepodge matedal 11 Singer 43 Checker Loretta move? 16 Bankbook 45 Buddy abbr. 46 Muscat's 20 Carnival site land 21 Moist 47 Narc's 22 Canton's measure place 48 Press 23 Shaft of light 49 Con 27 Choke 53 Press for 29 Treat an payment ailment 54 - Aviv 30 Asian sea, 55 Moray or really a lake conger 31 Appellation 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. iiiiiiiiii, Rub be r stamps % u can now order } rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, 10w prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! .... ..... 70 Main Street South Kimball (320) 398-5000 Beyond the Grave nesota wines entered," he said. "So, we're pretty proud of this accomplishment. There are get- ting to be close to 50 wineries in the state now, so the fact that one of our wines was judged best by 21 independent judges of the couple hundred wines from Minnesota, I think that says a lot." Millner is also proud that the wine is being sold for $14.95 a bottle, "a very reasonable price," he said. Nach der arbeit ist gute ruh. Percy Jackson 3D su!m g :amp, uop, nlos taMsu V - pzom00oz:j EttDI. -- Historic Cemetery Crawls The Stearns History Museum is proud to present a brand new pro- gram- Beyond the Grave... Historic Cemetery Crawls. Join us as we tour cemeteries and meet historical fig- ures along the way. Each charac- ter will come alive from beyond the grave to tell their story. The first crawl is at 6:30 p.m. Picnic in the Park raffle winners Congratulations to all the win- ners of St. Anthony's Picnic in the Park Big Raffle. They are: $2,000 Danny Meyer $1,000 Marge Kuechle $500 Keisha Wiechmann $500 Tonya Schneider $500 Ed Stein $500 Don Thielen $250 Carol Petty $250 Betty (Walt) Donnay $100 Doris Peters $100 Jeane Tayler $100 Dylan Walz $100 Loretta Stenger $50 Leo Wieneke $50 Trista & lake Kramer $50 Ashley Croatt $50 Lisa Plantenberg $50 Rich Stenger $50 Leroy & Sharon Simmons $50 Kathy Kramer $50 Leroy Schlangen $25 Jerry Klein $25 Jolene Tschumperlin $25 Pat ]ohnson $25 Jim Fuchs $25 Rich Stenger $25 Mike Huberty $25 Marc Walz $25 Cele Becker $25 Vicki Landwehr $25 ]ody Bauer $25 Elaine Quast $25 Connie Mathies etery. After the crawl, participants are invited to the Stearns History Museum to enjoy a dessert bar and coffee. The historical characters will follow up their presentations with a question and answer session at the museum. Each crawl is $25, or both crawls for $45. Limit 30 peo- ple per crawl.