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Pa el6 Thursday, September 10, 2009 Tri-( T News Kimball, MN Reunion of 1984 KAHS football team Carl I_arson, DVM The old Some of the 1984 state team attended the football game Friday night. Pictured here from left to right are Coach Russ Robb Coach Gary Riess (in back), Coach Gary Trimble, Don Townsend (in back), Brian Haag, Don Schiefelbein, and Keith Brinkman. This pause for photographs was to commemorate that the Kimball Area High School Football team of 1984 went on to compete at state level. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. LENDER ,dL V Our MasterCard® Debit Card is safer than carrying cash, and faster and easier than writing a check. When you use the card, the amount of your purchase is electronically deducted from your checking account. You can use your MasterCard® Debit Card locally or when you travel. Pay for gas, gifts, groceries, clothing, meals, ~lirlin~ li;i~K~1;~I rlQI;QI roQm:~ an l mu~;rl more. 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Molly ..." would curled up on the step, tail tucked, send my two dogs hurdling toward belly to the sky, pretty much in the the back door, jumping over each fetal position. Katie, on the other other, anxious to be the first one hand, unaccustomed to any wor- to get petted or chase a bail the thy adversaries, stood right there girls would throw down the alley, in Benji's yard, holding one of So naturally, when our old friends Benji's toys in her mouth as if she invited us down, their girls made owned the place. This was a mis- sure they asked us to bring Katie take. All I remember after that was and Molly along. And one more the whites of eyes and teeth flash- thing ... they had a dog of their ing, hearing some not-so-playful very own, and they were excited barking and, within a few seconds, for us and our dogs to meet. Benji had Katie pinned. It took a Now my two dogs have had a little more work than with Molly, clear, unquestioned social hierar- but he had succeeded in getting chy established for several years. Katie in the same submissive posi- Katie is the undisputed leader of tion. At this point, all dogs under- our pack, getting to the food first, stood each other, our friends gave getting first dibs on the toy most Benji a time-out, and we sat down coveted at the time, and Molly to dinner. accepts this most of the time. If We caught up on all types she ever does mount anything of things, but what amused me resembling a challenge, she loses, most was hearing some Benji sto- I admit I have not been keeping up ries. My neighbor told me the very with my dog socialization ... they instant he finished all his hard rarely leave the house, and it has work installing the fence, put- been awhile since they met a new ring the finishing touch on the dog, at least not outside the safety gate, Benji looked right at him of a kennel at the clinic, and jumped straight over the gate Enter "Benji," the 85-pound clearing it be a good two feet! My half-greyh0und, half-lab by our favorite, though, after witne sin collective estimation, whose hips his fury only moments before, was and shoulders came approxi- that at the humane society where mutely flush with the top of the they picked him out, written on chain-link fence. 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