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PA _- ......... "-" , ......................... s Se tember 22, 2016 : Thanks from Ertl family Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so we saw it there. Perhaps you sent a gift or food or gave a helping hand. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part. We cannot say "thank you" enough for all the support from friends, family, the community, and the unknown. Please accept this thank you! With much love, Matt, Kayla, Carter and Angel Alayna Ertl and family Thanks from Kern family We would like to take this luncheon. opportunity to thank everyone A very special thank you for the kind words of support and to Centacare Hospice and sympathy after the death of our Dr. Jurgens whose support will mother, Eileen Kern. This kind- never be forgotten. ness has helped us during a diffi- This kindness will be always be cult time. We would like to say a in our hearts. special thank you to Father Aaron, Joan and Evan Turek Kathy Pauls, those who donated Steve and Shelley Kern at the store, and the ladies of William Kern the church who prepared the Dennis andTinaKern ',r'r Edna and Jack Young celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past week. Edna says she doesn't know how they made it 70 years. Jack had an answer, though. His secret to 70 years of wedded bliss? "Yes, ma'am!" The couple has survived World War II (Jack was in the Navy), raised children in the Twin Cities, and retired to their cabin on Clear Lake near Watkins. They now live in a Gardenview Terrace apartment in Watkins. They continue to be active in the Watkins Lions Club, Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W., and their church, Kimball United Methodist Church. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Thanks from Fuchses We would like to thank everyone who attended our 60th wedding anniversary party and for the gifts of money, flowers and cards. We especially like to thank our son Terry and Jodi, daughter Tama and Greg for making this all possible. It was so wonderful! Rich and Carol Fuchs !~!~!i!~!~!~ii~ii~;~i!~i~iiiiiii~i!i!iii!i!i!i!i!i!ii~;~i;~!i!i!i!~!i!~!i!;!~!i!~i~!i!~!~!i!~i~!i!iii!i!i!i!~!ii!i!~iii~iii!;i!iiiiiii~i~:~iii~iiiii!$ii~iiiii!~i~iii~i~i!iiii~i~!~!~i~i~i~iii~!~i~!~i~i~i~i~ii~i~i~i~i!~$~:!i:~:~:~;~]i~;~:~!~i~;~!:~!ii~!~!~i!ii~!~!i. iiiiiii!ii!ili!ii i! /;;e;:i!NNi Nii!i !NN ii!i!i!ili!ilililil !!!!!!ii!N [ !! iii ii Ni NiiN?jiiiNii iii iilNiii!i!ili!ili!i !i!iiiiiiiiiiN ! Niieiir i:: : i i! iiiiiiiiiii ilili iiiii ii!iii ii ii! iiiiliiiii;iiiiii iiiiiiiiii 2 ! i /0Niii iiiiN ii:iiiiiiiiiiii iiii!iiii N ii iiiNii ii i i i i i i!i i ? i!i i!i!i!i!i!iii!i!iii i?i ii?i?iii?i?i?i?i?;i?iiiii iii Letter from Jeff Howe Federal sanctions are put- ting the squeeze on for-profit col- leges. Among the students sud- denly facing significant obstacles to a diploma are tens of thousands of military veterans taking college courses through the GI Bill. Just as most schools were begin- ning classes for the new school year, ITT Education Services Inc. announced it was closing. This drastic action was attributed to U.S. Department of Education sanctions - namely mandating that ITT increase its reserves from $94.4 million to $247.3 million. ITT deemed that burden too large to bear and shut down after around 50 years of service. The state is moving to close Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business as well, and the future of online specialist University of Phoenix is less than certain. Veterans caught up in school closings are left with the same results: credits earned that may not transfer, limited options for the fall semester and expiring GI Bill eligibility. There are different factors at play for these for-profit schools and it appears reform with a focus on greater accountability has been in order. But if the government is going to force schools to shut down, should we have addressed the issues and preserved postsec- ondary options for students espe- cially those using the GI Bill? Why were these schools approved for use of the GI Bill if the government was concerned of the schools operations? Why didn't the gov- ernment provide this information to the students when applications were received to use the GI Bill at these institutions? These are just a few of the questions that should be addressed. Non-military students receive forgiveness of their federal loans if their school ceases operation. Meanwhile, GI students receive no such reprieve; their program eli- gibility is not extended. Imagine having your school close just months before you are scheduled to earn your degree, your GI eli- gibility is set to expire around the same time and the only school that may accept your credits could be the next to shutter its operation. I have reached out to Minnesota congressional members to rectify eligibility issues in the federal GI Bill. We can't pull the rug out from under students participating in the program. The students have held up their end of the bargain and it is only right they receive the education they were promised when they signed up to serve. Please contact me at rep.jeff howe@house.ran, and also reach out to our federal congressional delegation if you or someone you know are impacted by this issue so we can work on solutions. Rep. Jeff Howe Tals HILLTA E CAR ......... ~:~i::;::~:~iii~{]~::]~i~:]:~::~ ...... The Tri-County News is the official Newspaper of the Cities of Kimball and Watkins; the Kimball Area School District (ISD#739); Fair Haven, Forest Prairie, Kingston, and Maine Prairie Townships; and Clearwater River Watershed District. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Tri-County News, P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353. The #i-County News (USPS 639-180) is entered at the Post Office, Kimball, Minnesota 55353, as Periodicals. It is published Thursdays by Tri-County News, P.O. Box 220, Kimball MN 55353, Stearns County. LOCATIONS: Our office is at 70 S. Main St. in downtown Kimball. 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