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Thursday, October 8, 2009 t Tri-County News Kimball, MN - - Page 3 Kimball Kruisers 4-H Kimball Kruisers 4-H members did ditch cleaning along the golf The Kimball Lions thanks the course road before the meeting, community again for your sup- We met on Sunday, Oct. 4, at St. port at our Fall Fish Fry. Also, a huge thank-you goes out to our Anne's Church at 6 p.m. for pizza. We welcomed new members to our volunteers, the BLT group who are club and shared with them what so dedicated and the Girl Scouts, 4-H is like. For National 4-H week, you kept it all going smoothly for our members will wear our Kim- us. Without the extra help, we'd ball Kruisers 4-H T-shirts to school never make it, so our hats are offto on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Shelbyyou. We are looking forward to the Schiefelbein went to the Feder- Spring Fry! ation Meeting and said that the Kimball Lions 4-H Foodstand will be tornodown at the Meeker County Fairgrounds in Litchfield, and a new one will be FFA Forestry built before next year's fair. Check out our members serving break- Team advances fast and lunch to fairgoers in the new building! The club will deco- to state rate Willow Creek Park for the hol- The Kimball FFA forestry team idays. Ashley Schiefelbein talked took fourth place in the region about what decorations will be contestWednesday, Sept. 30. Team needed to decorate the park. She members include freshmen Kaylee is looking for donations. We are Petty, Hannah Zipoy, AlyssaJones, going to make pumpkin decora- Kelsey Libbemeier, and sophmore Donabauer- Orbeck Kimball class of '62 It has been awhile since our last reunion. There will be a gathering of class members at the Triple R in Kimball Saturday, Oct. 10. Happy hour is at 4:30 and dinner at 5:30. Spread the news - let's have a good turnout! No letters have been sent. RSVP before Oct. 1 to (320) 252- 0786. TOPS chapter to continue Even though Keith Woodford is mo.ving from Kimball, the TOPS chapter that meets at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball Thurs- days wiil continue to meet at the same time and place. Chuck Sterling will assume the duties of leadership. 8:30 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. Bake Sale ~ Crafts Morning Coffee Noon Lunch Homemade Farmers Market Orab Bag, Jiii! Lutheran Church!!i 32721 680 Ave., Watkins ~{~i Ostmark Lutheran Church Women~:~:{! of ELCA. Supplemental Funds provided by Amanda Donabauer and Dustin Orbeck are happy to announce their engagement and forthcom- tions after school on the Oct. 14, Luke Serbus. for Senior Dining. Cora Gohmann The forestry contest involves a lngmarnage.. ...... sharedherprojectaboutthecostof " e, manua is me aaugnter oi written test, forest management RhondaD n ' o aoauer andGregPusc a vacation to Florida, like airfare, practmum, lumber scahng, tree ............ ...... ~ne is a'zoov grauuate or Mmoau hotel, car, restaurants and theme Identification, forest tool ldentff- . . .... Area nigh School Amanda is cur- 11 am to 2 park costs. Casey Gohmann went catmn, identifying wood samples, rently employed" at" ~laopko~" " " Its: $8 Ageg to Duluth and took a nice picture a compass course, and pulpwood ~. . . " 1 ?~ sob aO~l: ] Lmstin is the son of Lynne ano of a Duluth Lighthouse. Sue Maus scahng. The team will compete ke-mLwaila Jeff Orbeck He is a 2006 gradu- talked about the community gar- m the state forestry contest at the " . . , I~ --- den that the 4-H members grew. ~tnt~ Flea cnnv~ntinninAnrllate of Kimball Area High School .: ...... .-~--- ~ ....... ----v .... Dustin is currently employed by Our club donated and sold items up-coming rr~ event : ....... r~lm-tmilt Propane around the city for events and fes- Oct. 6 FFA meeting and start The COb le will tivities. Some members worked on of Fruit" Sales .... " p " be marriea Oct 24, 2009, m Fa]rhaven the fleece blankets as part of our Oct. 9 Horse Judging and Fish " community pride project. OliVia &Wildlife Contest. Fisher, our recreation leader, Oct. 21-25 National FFA Con- makes games for the meetings, vention. This week, she brought rolls of toi- letpaper, andshewantedust0~ D!uSrtH~el~ges!n,~Sc~ho b~ar~dmeWmYCha~r talk about how much we thought ~: we would need for a weekend in the woods For every square you ol took, you had to tell something about yourself. ~ .Ki muni faces AndrewMassmann mball com Kimball Kruisers 4-H Reporter .................................. Important deoslons ",,orwe mn culture The voters of Kimball Area are currently spending more than in Minnesota Schools have two very important $400,000 for required programs decisions to make Nov. 3. These not funded by the state or federal The Sons of Norway, Trollheim decisions are to select three mem- government.The state also delayed Lodge, present Norwegian Culture bers of the Kimball School Board their payments to the school this i in Minnesota at the Stearns His- and a decision on an operating lastyear, which resulted in the dis- l tory Museum at 9 a.m. Wednesday, levy. " trict needing to borrow money to St. John's lutheran Church oct. 14.. Norwegians have played As a community, we are luckypay the bills. an important role in shaping Min- nesota as one of the state's largest to have four good candidates for There are many positive things ethnic groups. Club members will the three positions. As members happening in the district. If you of the school board they will help have attended some of the recent share aspects of Norwegian culture, determine the goals of the district, events at the schools, you have including genealogy, language, ski- make financial decisions that seen strong attendance and a ing, hardanger, weaving, carvingand will impact the kids, and provide great sense of pride and school rosemaling. In addition, presenters will explain the bunad, a traditional overall policy management Of the spirit. We have very good facilities, Norwegian costume that features school. These are important deci- a strong curriculum, and excellent sions for ensuring a quality educa- staff and students. We have had to elaborate embroidery. Members will tion system in the community. It is make more than $800,000 in cuts also share Norwegian food samples for attendees to taste and enjoy, clear that a strong school is impor- the last few years to balance the Norwegians first arrived in Min- tant to a strong community, budget and get out of Statutory nesota during the territorial and As for the levy, this is a difficult Operating Debt. With this levy, we issue for the community. In theSe will be able to maintain our pro- early statehood period, seeking new difficult economic times, voting to grams and continue to balance opportunities. Their settlement pat- terns occurred throughout the state raise one's taxes will not be easy. the budget. This is not about add- with significant pockets from the This is a decision that has been ing extras, but meeting the educa- made or will be made this elec- tional needs of the students. southeast through the Red River Val- tion in just about every district in . If you have questions, want to ley in the northwest. Central Minne- sota has several Norwegian Settle- the state, serve on a committee, or support There are several issues that the committee in any other way, ments, including one near Big Grove have resulted in the need for the please contact me. My e-mail is: Lutheran Church in western Stearns County. Please join the Stearns His- proposed levy. These include ris- , or ing costs for operating the district phone (320) 398-2662. toryMuseum for an informative pre- (heating, fuel, etc.), we have seen a I strongly encourage you to sup- sentation on the unique aspects of small decline in enrollment (which port this levy for the future of the Norwegian culture. There is no charge for Stearns has ended and we believe that community and most importantly enrollment will slowly increase to provide the high quality educa- History Museum members; in the next few years), and loss of tion that the kids of Kimball need admission for non-members is state funding/unfundedman- and deserve. $5. For information about Break- dates. Kurt Helgeson fast Club or the Museum, please The state funding combined Your Schools-Your Choice call(320) 253-8424. The American with unfunded mandates has Committee Co-Chair Association of Museums accredits been the greatest cause of finan-Kimball School Board Chair the Stearns History Museum and cial struggles for the district. We Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. Sunday, October 11 Willow Creek Park Shelter. Kimball Pork Chop Dinner: Serving 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ! 1:15 p.m. Adults: $7.50 advanced; $8.00 at door Children under 10: $4.00 advanced; $4.50 at dool Children under 3: FREE www.tricou ntynews. M N t