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Thursday, September 2, 2010 .llt Tri-County News, Kimball, MN ,,, Leisure FI 11]111&apos;1'1111 Page 13 Deb Reinert (center} of Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball presented a check for $745 to Tyler Filzen (left) and Alex Thurber (right), both Kimball football players. The funds came from Kimball Fire Dept. Relief Association meat raffles held at Triple R, and they will be used for football equipment. Submitted photo. Maple Lake to build baseball/softball complex Maple Lake youth and ball players throughout the area will benefit in the spring of 2011 from the new baseball/softball complex currently under construction on school property just off Highway 55 in Maple Lake. In the spring of 2009, Scott Fobbe, a long-time res- ident of Maple Lake, and a parent of two children who play league baseball and fastpitch softball, approached the school board and proposed building a sports com- plex consisting of baseball and softball fields on school property east of the Maple Lake High School football field.Over the next several months, the school board worked with a design firm, received input from several individuals, and came up with a baseball/softball complex that would best suit local needs. During that time, Fobbe organized a fundraising commit- tee called Maple Lake Irish Dia- monds and Dreams which would be responsible for fundraising efforts. The website <maplelakeirish> , was launched this past spring and the fundraising efforts began. Saturday, Sept. 18, the organi- zation will hold its first annual fun- draiser at the Maple Lake Legion Club from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The fundraiser will be full of events including an autograph ses- sion by Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Baker from 6-8 p.m. A dinner and dance with music provided by the local band Out- side Recess, will also be featured. In addition, live and silent auc- tions and a sports collector mem- orabilia silent auction, along with meat, wine, and other miscel- laneous raffles will take place throughout the evening. Advance tickets are currently on sale at local Maple Lake busi- nesses and from committee mem- bers, with a $5 discount for pur- chasing dinner and ,dance tick- ets in advance. For more informa- tion on the event, or the baseball/ softball complex, visit <maplelake irishdiamondsanddrea,>. Are you ready for some football? Kimball is/ By Jamie Leither, Head Coach The 2010 Kimball football season started on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The team this year has 44 players in grades 9-12 (up from 32 last year). All but one starter from last year's team are returning. The team has had a busy sum- mer with lifting, conditioning, and many football camps. The players have been working hard during the four-and-a-half-hour practices, and their skill sets have shown improvement over last year. The Cubs played an intra-squad scrimmage (pictured above) on Wednesday, Aug. 25. They played very hard for the crowd that came to see the results of their summer of hard work. The next day, Aug. 26, the play- ers took many runs up Powder Ridge (see photos on page 9). To finish off the week, they played three scrimmages at St. John's University and showed" themselves to be ready for the sea- son. The Cubs play at 6 p.m. this Fri- day, Sept. 3, at Woodbury against New Life Academy. Hope to see you at the games. Go Cubs! Staff photo by Mar- Universe in the Park Sept 10 The final Universe in the Park program for this year will be held at Lake Maria State Park begin- ning at 8:30 p.m. and concluding at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the park's nature center. Astronomy graduate students at the University of Minnesota will present the program, which will include a brief Powerpoint presen- tation followed by observations in the adjacent parking lot. Those attending should bring telescopes and binoculars, although a small number will be provided. Participants also should bring flashlights for walking to and from the parking lot. The program is free, but a $5 vehicle permit is required for those visitors without an annual permit. For more information and directions, call the park office at (763) 878-2325 or visit its website at < www.>. Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles north- west of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake or 10 miles northeast of Annandale on Wright County Highway 111. A massive egg recall follows an outbreak of salmonella that sickened thousands na'donwide. Children, the elderly and pregnant women are pardcularly vulnerable. If you or a family member were sickened by salmonella and want to talk with an experienced law firm, I Charles Zimmerman * Zimmerman Reed, PLLP I I