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Pa00e 16 -- -00aC&apos;ommuni" Thursday, October 14, 2010 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN CAN KILL. The Kimball Cubs lost to the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles Friday night, Oct. 8. The Eagles handily scored 42 points in the first half. The Cubs scored 6 points, and only at the very end of the game. The halftime presen- tation of the 2010 KAHS Hall of Fame inductees was a highlight of the evening, as was the balmy temperature on an October night. (A year ago at this time, we were enjoying our first snow!) Above, the Cubs tried hard to take down Eagle runners. Below, senior wide receiver Ty Filzen. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs. HOUgNG LENDER It's A Great Time To Buy A New Home Do Some Home Improvements or Refinance Your Existing Mortgage Today's low interest rates make it an attractive time to purchase that new home you've been dreaming about. whether you're buying your first home, or moving to a bigger home, see us for your home loan. Our experienced loan officers will help determine which type of home loan will best fit your needs. And, because we're a local independent bank, we're able to provide a fast response to your loan request. STATE BANK OF KIMBALL P.O. BOX 70 KIMBALL) MINNESOTA 55353 (320) 398-3500 www.statebankofkimball.com Member FDIC O VJ Property taxes due A reminder to all Stearns County property owners that the tax dead- line is fast approaching. The second half of the 2010 real estate tax is due Oct. 15. This is the last day to pay the second half property tax without penalty. Taxpayers who own property classified as agricultural have until Nov. 15, to pay the second half with- out penalty. The second half mobile home taxes are also due by Nov. 15. To make paying taxes more con- venient, Stearns County has the option for citizens to pay over the internet. Stearns County's auto- mated electronic payment sys- tem allows citizens to pay 2010 real estate property taxes online using E-Checks or credit cards. Visit the County's website at <www. co.stearns.mn.us>, and click on the "Property Taxes" button in the left blue margin. Residents can also do ACH monthly or quarterly payment plans. This spreads the payments out over either a quarterly or 10-month period. These payments are automatically deducted from a checking or savings account. This saves time and there's no check to write. It helps meet payment com- mitments in a convenient and timely manner, even if when out of town or on vacation. No lost or misplaced statements and pay- ments are always on time. There are no late charges. It saves on post- age charges. It's easy to sign up for and easy to cancel. Call (320) 656- 3870 and ask for the Direct Pay- ment Plan. The Steams County Service Center receives tax payments. The Service Center is located at 3301 County Road 138, West of Mills Fleet Farm in Waite Park. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., License Center West will only accept current year payments. There is a drive-through window that can be used to drop off prop- erty tax payments. Tax payments can also be made in person at the Treasurer's Office in the Steams County Administration Center at 705 Courthouse Square, Room 136 in downtown St. Cloud. If the payment is mailed, it must be postmarked by the post office, not a private postage meter machine, no later than Oct. 15, in order to avoid penalties. Late pay- ments will be returned to the tax- payer if the proper penalty is not included. State law does not allow any exceptions. Penalty rate infor- mation is shown on the reverse side of the tax statements. To ensure proper credit, return the stub por- tion of the tax statement along with a check or money order. For more information, con- tact the Treasurer's Department at (320) 656-3870, or e-mail <taxes@ co.stearns.mn.us>. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.