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Enjoy all there is to do and see this fall in the Willmar Lakes Area € Pa00e 18 CIIYt 11111fll I1"I11' Thursday, September 16, 2010 va.a.l. w.16 q, Tri-County News  Kimball, MN I Kimball city council proceedings By Jean Doran Matua, Editor water Project. Bids would be At its Sept. 7, 2010, meeting, the opened the next day for excava- Kimball city councih tion work in Willow Creek Park Cart • Approved extending the police contract with Fair Haven, with no changes in hours or dollar amounts. • Discussed a new truck for the police department; public works needs a new truck as well. • Historical Society presented plans and bids received for phase 5 of their renovation of city hall. The roof is to be replaced (and has been since the meeting), and the second floor will be renovated and opened. • Dennis Loewen from the Clearwater River Watershed Dis- trict presented the Kimball Storm- [320121i6-2366' KlUSTOH Now offering MigraSpray® Migraine relief and prevention! .... • Safe • Natural ......... • Effective  Dr. GaryVerbovanec WATKINS Chiropractic Clinic 320-764-3000 Central Avenue • Watkins to construct a holding pond. The project is made possible by a sub- stantial grant, and work must be completed soon or the grant will be withdrawn. This project will relieve several problems related to stormwater runoff into Willow Creek and beyond. • Heard the audit report by the city's new auditors, Larson Allen. The process went well, and the bookkeeping looks good: • Rental appeals board waived $680 in penalties on a Main Street rental property. • Agreed to proceed with a 10-year TIF project for Heritage House. • Sept. 30 is Kimball's Arts in the Park. Coordinators Rose Bor- man and Chris Jeppesen asked for support and help recruiting local artists. • Agreed to proceed with plans to improve the city's ballfield (lights and grandstand). • Public works discussed clogged sewer line to Hazel Ave. property; homeowner is responsi- ble for repairs, as is city policy. • Discussed city's new rental ordinance and the problems the city and rental property own- ers have experienced since it was approved. • Agreed two years ago to pay up to $6,000 for new bathrooms at the Willow Creek Park shelter. This is the Lions Club next proj- ect in the park, and the city agreed to pay the difference between the cost and funds raised. • Discussed the city budget for 2011 and agreed to a3.5% increase. There will be a Truth In Taxation meeting in December. • Three community members will run for two council positions to be open in January 2011: Nate Osmundson, DuWayne Orbeck, and Joe Krippner will run for the council seats currently held by Orbeck and Krippner. Next council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. All meetings are open to the public. REAT RIVER REGIONAL BRARY ...,...,,.... Kimball Public Library Library Hours Monday 3-6 Wednesday 1 O- 1 3-6 Thursday 1 O- 1 3-8 Saturday 9-12 5 Main Street North, Kimball, MN 55353 320-398-3915 • ..... .... " :: ...... Homes Plus is a unique living arrangement for older people who find it dif- ficult to live alone and manage a household on a day-to-day basis, but who do not need the skilled level of care that nursing homes offer. Homes Plus is a family-style home licensed by the state to provide a home for one to five individuals age 60 or over. The Homes Plus family provides meals, household tasks, and whatever help is needed with medications, personal care or transportation for a monthly fee paid either by the older person or through financial support if their in- come qualifies. The older person enjoys being part of a family household, the comfort of a private or shared bedroom in a real-home setting, and the i security and companionship that comes from living with others. If you are interested in becoming a Homes Plus provider, or if you think Homes Plus may be a good option for you or for someone you know Link Line In their own words: Letters from China Dolores Super, OSB will present In Their Own Words: Letters From China 1930-1948 at the Stearns History Museum at 9 a.m. Wed- nesday, Sept. 29. The program will highlight the experiences of six Sisters who spent 18 years in China establishing a women's section of the Catholic Univer- sity. During these years, the Sis- ters endured the Sino-Japanese War; were interned during World War II; and forced to leave China by the onslaught of Communist troops. Through it all, they carried out their educational mission and much more. The Sisters' sent letters back to Minnesota describing their prog- ress and experiences. The politi- cally unstable region during the late 1930s brought the horrors of war to the Sisters' doorstep. S. Francetta Vetter wrote, "The sirens send creeps through us, especially when [they] sound the short and long which means close danger. During these times we say our prayers fervently, for one never knows when we will pray again, should a bomb be dropped on us." When World War II ended, the uncertainty continued. S. Ronayne Girgen noted, "The sit- uation is tense and uncertain ... The civil war is still undecla re d and still going on. Many missionaries have been driven from their sta- tions and have lost everything but what they could carry with them." Program cost is $5 for mem- bers, $7.50 for nonmembers. Refreshments served. For more information about the program or Museum, please call (320) 253- 8424. The American Association of Museums accredits the Stea- rns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. Taking a drive down East 55? your favorite stop. i i i u i ir :lr i i ir r r ! 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