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PAGE 2 October 20, 2016 - By Iayne Harif, Staff After driving past the vacated Watkins Retirement Center time and time again while on his way to visit his father, Trevor Bakken decided to purchase the prop- erty along with his neighbor and business partner, Jeff Johnson. Anticipating they would give the building a much needed face-lift, it soon became apparent more work would be required. As a result, the 1920s building has been com- pletely gutted and redone. Using local contractors, the kitchen is Trevor Bakken is one of the owners of Watkins House in Watkins. completely new, as is the roof, the electrical system, the drywall, and the plumbing. For all practical purposes, residents will be mov- ing into a new facility. The building has five rooms with two bathrooms upstairs and nine rooms with three bath- rooms downstairs. There is a laun- dry room available for use by res- idents, or residents can choose to have the laundry done for them as an amenity. Residents can enjoy three daily meals at the facil- ity. Other amenities include bed checks, parking, and nursing care if needed. There are two bright sunrooms, one on each floor. The common area on the main level features a large screen TV and a nice cozy fireplace. Jeff stressed the new Watkins House is about family and having a homey setting for residents. Trevor and Jeff are tentatively planning for a Nov. 1 opening. Pricing has not yet been estab- lished, but there will be rooms available for under $1,000 per month. An open house is being planned. Watch the Tri-County News for more details. Anyone interested in renting a room at the Watkins House can call (320) 333-2812, for more information. open soon Work was continuing on the interior of Watkins House when we visited last week. Owners Trevor Bakken and Jeff Johnson hope to have the updated 1920s building ready to open next month. Staff photos by Jayne Harff. New 875 Ecolo Tiger Disc Ripper pulling with 400 h.p., BA & train depots at 4-wheel drive tractor, 2 sets of 28" discs gangs up front |I Triple-axle hopper trailer means and Tiger Shovels with 24" apart shanks for better coverage. Disc Levelers and Rolling Baskets make best "| BIGGER LOADS, BETTER RATES! soft-level seed beds (perfect for filling ruts). I, New Service: .... . . I Cus'rOMrlLL,,GE,3-ervmg me Farmer Directly for 16 Years/ r $26, Ou Price Bonus Rebates Chrysler Finance Rebate i .... lr ............... , : " .................................... iHi IIIII I I l l P.O. Box 130 21 Maus Dr. Kimball, MN 55353 small town, BIG value since 1928 398-3210 . 800-510-1732 |!'1[11111[" [1"11 I I11[111 IIIIII II III III II