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....... ..... www.tricountynews.mn .......... Kimball Students Closing up the cabin for the winter For seasonal homeowners, closing a septic system for the winter helps prevent the system from freezing, prolongs the life of the system, and keeps it oper- ating at a high level. Doug Mal- chow, University of Minnesota Extension Water Resource Man- agement Educator, has some tips • to consider when preparing your cabin's septic system for the win- ter months. Preparing the Drainfield " • Stop cutting the grass over the drainfield in mid-September; the extra grass length will cap- ture snow, which provides insula- tion. Consider placing snow fence near the drainfield to help cap- ture drifting snow on the drain- field to add to the natural insulat- ing blanket of snow. • Make sure all inspection pipes have covers to keep cold air from flowing into the drainfield pipes. Winterizing the water pipes in the cabin • Do not add automotive anti- freeze, salts, or any other addi- tives to your plumbing. • Even if the heat is left on, it is still a good idea to drain water supply lines• Shut off the water where it enters the house and drain all lines. • Drain the pump and then run it for a couple of seconds to be sure all water is out of the lines. Drain the system by opening all the faucets, and then leave the faucets open. • Completely drain the pres- sure tank. Flush the toilets and add RV antifreeze to the toilet tanks at the recommended dilu- tion ratio. • Check flexible hoses in sinks and bathtubs to be sure they are drained completely. Remove and drain inlet hoses for the dish- washer and clothes washer. Clear the water valve by starting the machine for a few seconds; then drain the tub. Remove the drain hoses and drain completely. Dis- connect the electrical supply to the pump, water heater, softener, washer, and dishwasher• • Drain the water heater and water softener with a hose after power is disconnected• RV anti- freeze can be added to traps in sinks, bathtub and shower drains, washtubs, floor drains, and sump pumps. • If you do not drain the water lines for the winter, be very sure that there are no leaks or drips• This constant, low flow of water can cause septic system freezing• Civil War (continued from page 6, Monday, Oct. 26,1863 Charleston Railroad in Alabama Furnace • If you have a high efficiency furnace that is left on for the win- ter, be sure that there is no water drip from the furnace that enters the septic system. This small trickling of water into the septic system can cause the system to freeze. • Re-route the drip water to a floor drain that does not enter the septic system or reroute to another water source that enters the septic system in larger amounts. • If shutting off the furnace, drain all water from forced hot water and steam systems unless the system contains antifreeze; call a plumber for assistance• Cleaning/pumping the septic tank • Consider pumping the tank if closing the cabin for the win- ter. Ifa tank is left full but the sys- tem is not used during the win- ter, the sewage will get very cold or possibly freeze• If you live in an area with a high groundwater table, you should only pump the tank if it was designed for such conditions• • In the spring, it will take some time for the frozen sewage in the tank to thaw, meaning the sep- tic tank may not be able to accept fresh sewage until the sewage in the tank thaws• Adapted from a paper posted on the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program webpage. Kimball school menu PAGE 9 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Breakfast Monday: Breakfast sandwich or cereal, whole wheat toast, jelly/mar- garine, juice or fruit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast pizza or cereal, whole wheat toast, jelly/ margarine, juice or fruit, milk. Wednesday: Scrambled eggs w/ ham or sausage or cereal, whole wheat toast, jelly/margarine, juice or fruit, milk. Thuraday: Egg bake, or cereal, whole wheat toast, jelly/marga- rine, juice or fruit, milk. Friday: French toast & sausage or cereal, whole grain toast, jelly/ margarine, juice or fruit, milk. Lunch Monday: Salsa chicken bowl or turkey ranch wrap, hash browns, tomato wedges, sugar snap peas, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Tuesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & gravy or Italian turkey sandwich, spinach salad, carrot sticks, pepper strips, freSh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Wednesday: Taco salad with fixings or yogurt pack, broccoli florets, black bean salsa, tomato wedges, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Thurada Turkey & gravy, mashed potatoes & roll or cheese- burger on a bun, green peas, car- rot sticks, pepper strips, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Friday: Chicken divan over pasta or pizza dippers with mar- inara sauce, green beans, Italian herbed bean salad, shredded let- tuce, fresh fruit, canned fruit, milk. Ram Gridiron Challenge visits KAHS A.M. Maus & Son Inc. helped to raise $4,320 in funding for the Kimball .Area High School foot- ball team with the Ram Truck brand's Ram Gridiron Challenge program. The fundraising event was held Friday, Oct. 4, during the football game. "The Ram Truck brand and high school football are intri- with a safe and engaging outlet outside of academics." Participants earned a $20 con- tr4bution to the Kimball Area High School football team from the Ram Truck brand by taking a brief test drive in a Ram Truck, including the Ram 1500- the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. A.M. Maus & Son Inc. supplied the Federal Major General Ulysses Grant's operations to reopen the ,Tennessee River into Chatta- nooga, Tennessee got under way. Major General loseph Hooker's force from Virginia crossed the Tennessee at Bridgeport, Ala., and moved eastward towards Chattanooga. The guns roared again in .Charleston, S.C., as the second great bombardment opened from land and sea. Guns and mortars fired on into the night. Tuesday, Oct. 27,1863 The second major bombard- ment of Fort Sumter kicked irfto high gear with 625 Federal shells fired. A pontoon bridge was thrown across the Tennessee River below Chattanooga at Brown's Ferry, Tenn., in a daring operation. In addition, Major General Joseph Hooker advanced his troops from the west to the Wauhatchie Valley at the western foot of Look- out Mountain. This opening of the line from Lookout Valley to Bridgeport, Ala., relieved Chatta- nooga and within a few days, full supplies were getting through. Confederate General Braxton Bragg's siege was being loosened. Elsewhere, fighting occurred at Tulip, Ark.; Bealton and Rap- pahannock Stations, Va.; Chero- kee County, N.C.; near Elizabeth, W.V.; Clinch Mountain, Tenn.; and Little Bear Creek, Ala. Where Minnesota Regiments were the week of Oct. 21-27,1863 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- On duty at Bristow Sta- tion, Va., until Nov. 7, 1863. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On duty in the Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., until Nov. 23, 1863. 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - Participated in the capture of Little Rock, Ark., where they remained for garrison duty until April 28, 1864. 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - Participated in oper- ations against the Memphis and until Nov. 23, 1863. 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On duty at Canton, Miss., until Nov. 14, 1863. 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On garrison duty in Minnesota until June 9, 1864. 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On duty in St. Louis, Mo., until April 20, 1864. 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On garrison duty in Minnesota until May 24, 1864. 9th Minnesota Volun- teer Infantry - Moved to Jeffer- son City, Mo., for duty guarding railroad from Kansas Line to near St. Louis. Stationed at Rolla, Jef- ferson City, LaMine Bridge, War- rensburg, Independence, Knob Noster, Kansas City, Waynesville and Franklin with headquarters in Jefferson City until April 14, 1864, and at Rolla from April 14 - May 1864. 10th Minnesota Volunteer • Infantry - On garrison duty and provost duty at Jefferson Bar- racks, Mo., until April 21, 1864. 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- alry "Mounted Rangers" - On duty at Fort Ripley and Fort Snel- ling until Dec. 7, 1863. Brackett's Battalion of Minne- sota Cavalry - On duty along the Tennessee River until Nov. 14, 1863. Hatch's Independent Battal- ion of Cavalry - Organized at Fort Snelling and St. Paul. Companies A, B, C and D marched to Pembina for duty until Nov. 13, 1863. 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery - On duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until April 4, 1864. 2nd Independent Battery, Min- nesota Light Artillery- On duty in the Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., until Nov. 23, 1863. 3rd Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery - Four sections on duty at Pembina, Fort Ripley, Fort Ridgely and Fort Snelling until June 5, 1864, 2nd United States Sharpshoot- ers, Company A- On duty at Bris- tow, Va., until Nov. 7, 1863. For more information about this topic or other septic topics, visit www.extension.umn.edu/ shoreland/. cately linked through their con- nection to the tough, powerful and rugged American lifestyle," said Jeff Hines, Manager, Denver Business Center. "Through the Ram Gridiron Challenge, we are able to give back to football orga- nizations that provide students vehicles, and volunteers from the dealership were on hand to assist in the fundraising drives. The Ram Gridiron Challenge was introduced in fall 2013 at the start of the football season. Learn more about the Ram Truck brand at www.ramtrucks.com. Cubs' regular football season ends 0-8