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Thursday, September 15, 2011 Tri-Coun News * Kimball, MN Dingmanns are 2011 Alumni of the Year Brian and Dana Dingmann of Dingmann Funeral Care are 2011 Alumni of the Year recipients The Program of Mortuary Sci- ence Alumni Society Board has proudly selected Brian and Dana Dingmann as their Alumni of the Year 2011. The Alumni Soci- ety enjoys recognizing alumni for their contributions to the pro- fession, their community and the Program of Mortuary Science. Brian and Dana received this honor at the University of Min- nesota, Program of Mortuary Sci- ence graduation ceremony held Friday, May 13. Brian is a 2001 graduate of the pro- gram. Following graduation, Brian worked at funeral homes in Duluth, Mound and Sauk Rapids before returning home to the family-owned business. Dana is a 2003 graduate of the program and was a member of the Mortuary Science Student Asso- ciation. Following graduation, Dana worked as a funeral director in Eden Prairie and St. Cloud before join- ing Dingmann Funeral Care in 2007. Brian and Dana along with Brian's parents are owners of Dingmann Ftmeral Care located in central Min- nesota. Brian and Dana are mem- bers of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association as well as the Minnesota Funeral Directors Asso- ciation. At the 2011 MFDA conven- tion, Brian and Dana participated in a discussion panel on "The Long and Winding, Varied and Multiple Paths to Career Fulfillment in Funeral Ser- vice". They have repeatedly attended the MFDA Conventions since enter- ing the Program of Mortuary Science. They also support the profession by attending National Funeral Direc- tors Association events. Brian and Dana have volunteered at numer- K;mball seho& Menu Se00tas; 19-23 Monday: Sausage patty & cheese on an English muffin, juice choice or fruit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast pizza, juice choice or fruit, milk. Wednesday- International Peace Day: Toasted cheese bread, sausage patty, juice choice or fruit, milk. Thursday: Egg bake, juice choice or fruit, milk. Friday-Fall begins: Pancake or French toast, sausage patty, juice choice or fruit, milk. Lunch Monday: Beef Stroganoff over K;mlJall sen;or DininZl Sept. 19-23 M onday-Sr. Club "500": Spaghetti noodles, tomato- meat sauce, carrots, Italian let- tuce salad, garlic bread, apple- sauce. Tuesday-Euchre: Parmesan- chicken breast, baked potato w/ sour cream, tangy green beans, wheat bread, pineapple cake. Wednesday: Hamburger Stro- ganoff, egg noodles, lettuce salad, squash, baked apple slices. Thursday-Grandparents' Day: Apple-braised pork chop, sea- soned potato wedges, broccoli Normandy, dinner roll, grandma's blueberry crumb cake. Friday" Roast beef w/horserad- ish, whipped potatoes w/gravy, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, sun- shine salad. Brian and Dana Dingmann honored as Alumni of the Year 2011 by the Program of Mortuary Science Alumni Society Board. They are pic- tured receiving their plaque Friday, May 13. Submitted pho. ous Hearts of Hope Camps and Teen After receiving their plaque, Brian Retreats. They frequently do commu- and Dana shared a unique duo con- nitypresentations on Children's Grief versation with the graduating class, Connection/Camp Hearts of Hope, faculty, and guests about what memorializing the dead, grief and funeral service has meant to both of funeral pre-planning, them in their communities of Annan- dale, Kimball and Maple Lake. Frogs, toads and salamanders Live flogs, toads and salaman- ders residing in Lake Maria State Park will be featured during a program at the park's nature center beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. "We hope to include a leopard frog, wood frog, tree frog, green frog, the American toad and both the tiger and blue-spotted sala- mander if our search is success- ful," says Park Manager Mark Crawford, who points out the amphibians will be returned to the habitat where they were found. A park naturalist will explain habitat, life cycles, identification, calls, food sources, winter survival and environmental concerns. "Both mashed potatoes, or chicken Cae- sar salad, glazed carrots, sliced wheat bread, flesh apple, milk. Tuesday: Walking taco, or cheeseburger on wheat, corn, sliced wheat bread, cantaloupe wedge, milk. Wednesday-International Peace Day: Lasagna, or turkey & Swiss on wheat, crisp cole slaw, gar- lic bread, Mandarin oranges, milk. Thursday: Italian dunkers, or ham & Swiss on wheat, peas & car- rots, sliced wheat bread, water- melon, milk. Friday-Fall begins: Homemade pizza, or pork riblet on wheat, green beans, sliced wheat bread, rosy applesauce, milk. MenN 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211, ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. children and adults will enjoy this up-close, educational experience," explains Crawford. The program is free, but there will be a $5 entry fee for those who do not have an annual park per- mit, which can be purchased at the park for $25. Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles north- west of Monticello, 10 miles north- east of Annandale or five miles north of Maple Lake on Wright County Highway 111. For direc- tions and more information about park activities, call the park at (763) 878-2325, or visit its web site at POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 16 Freedom isn't free! National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Fri- day, Sept. 16. To help free our POW/MIAs (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action) please call or write: President the White House, Washington, D.C. 20500, (202) 456-1111 U.S. Senators U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Congress (866) 727-4894 D.P.M.O. Assistant Secretary of Defense International Security Affairs Washington, D.C. 20301 U.S. Representatives House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 A combined 30,000+ service personnel were known left behind ALIVE after all wars, as prisoners of war. Write or call and ask our government leaders to ask a direct question to Iraq, Vietnam, North Korea, Red China, Laos, Cambo- dia, and Russia about our POW/ MIAs. Where are our POWs still held? Where are their bodies? Demand their release before any more help is given to these countries. God bless our POWs while they wait. Thank you, LuAnn M. Marschel American Legion Auxiliary Kimball Unit 261, National Security Chairman Community Page 7 IHIIHIHFIITIII I111171 Professional RE-OPENED00. Dog Grooming Certified Groomer* MaryLou Spencer Owner - Stylist Kimball (320) 398-6237 * Small breeds only, up to 40 pounds 6arqe l00l: Tim Ellis, Owner HRS: Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: North of Hw/. 55 on Hwy. 15 in Kimball ° CH CARE WATKINS Chiropractic Clinic 320-764-3000 • • • • • ' Meeker County ", i! DEMOLITION DERBY i! • . . . • 1-' Meeker County Fargrounds, btchfleld 11 I I1 --- =I ,, - f--__ '_, • _,_, • ]L. " Admission: $8.00 • .m  7 b Under: Free •. 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