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Pa elO Thursday, December 17, 2009 News Kimball, MN 4 Snow removal operators advised not to push snow on public roadways The Minnesota Department of pery area, frozen rut or bump that Transportation reminds all snow- contributes to a motor vehicle or removal operators that it is unlaw- pedestrian crash. The civil liabil- ful to deposit snow on.or next to a ity can extend to both the property public highway or street, owner and the person who placed Minnesota law and many local the snow. ordinances prohibit the plowing, Other hazards created by blowing, shoveling or otherwise improper placement of snow on placing of snow onto public road- or near a public roadway include ways. This includes the ditch and drainage problems, drifting, sight right of way area along the road- obstruction and safe accessibility. side. Special attention should be made Violations are considered mis- to keep crosswalks, intersections, demeanors, but civil penalties entrances and exits clean and also applyifthe placement of snow unobstructed. creates a hazard such as a slip- S P 0 B,.t SCHDULS Kimball Cubs EV-Watkins Eagles Boys' Basketball FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DEC. 18-19, 6 P.M. Saturday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Watertown- KIMBALL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT Mayer TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 6 P.M. V E.V.-WATK1NS Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., at ACGC Friday, ]an. 8, 6 p.m., at Holdingford Tuesday, Dee. 29, TBD, at Fergus Falls. MONDAY, IAN. 11, 6 P.M.V. ST. JOHN'S PREP Wednesday, Dec. 30, TBD, at Fergus Falls. Girls' Basketball Friday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. at Holdingford FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 7:30 P.M., V. PIERZ. Monday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m. at Paynesville Saturday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Watertown- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m. at Milaca Mayer. THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 6 P.M., V. MAPLE LAKE Tuesday, Dee. 29, TBD, at St. Cloud Tech. FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 6 P.M.V. SWANVILLE Wednesday, Dec. 30, TBD, at St. Cloud Tech. WrestlinR Thursday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m. at BBE-Browerville Tri THUI~DAYp DEG 17, 6:30 P.M., V. PAYNESVILL~ Tuesday, Dec. 22, 5 p.m. at Annandale/M.L.- TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 6:30 P.M., V. HLWW. Glencoe/S.L. Triangular (in Maple Lake) TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 7 P.M., V. BROWER- Thursday, Jan. 7, 6 p.m. at Holdingford VILLE-EAGLE VALLEY. Saturday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m., at Royalton Ind. Tourn. Thursday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., v. Royalton/Upsala iS:i~ii~iiiiiiiiii for a ilili!~iiiiiiiiii ~i~iiiiiiiiiii !iiiig~ii:iiiiiiii i Hii iiiiil SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL next 5 weeks, you can run a FREE each week (up to 20 words At $6 a week times 5 weeks, that's $30 - same cost as a regular subscription for a fill in the information below, call or bring it in by 2 MQnday, and we'll run your classified that week for if your subscription is current). OR start a new subscri of classified ads for FREE. ads 31ease. We reserve the ri ads to subscribers only and to rej My Name: FREE Classified Ad Request I currenl subscribe to the Tri-CountyNews, an( subscription is paid up through Dec 31, 2009, or beyond. or _lm I d like to start a new subscription and get my free classified ads. Enclosed is the subscription coupon above. Please run my ad below for (circle one) 1 2 weeks beyond Dec. 31, 2009. Get 'Healthy Et Fit on the Go' Friday, Jan. 8, 4:30-8 p.m., All- Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1-7 p.m., you-can-eat Fish Fry at Genera- American Red Cross blood drive at With award-winning Web site tions Ballroom; $8 adults, $4 age Watkins City Hall. Call Theresia at from U of M Extension 10 & younger. Fundraiser for KES (320) 764-7251, Doris at 764-5839, University of Minnesota Exten- grades 5-6 field trips, or Betty at 764-9163. sion health and nutrition educators Saturday, Jan. 16, 4-8 p.m., Kim- Friday, Dec. 18, Cookie Day at have developed an award-winning ball Community Playhouse Chili the State Bank of Kimball, in con- online educational kit that helps Cook-Off fundraiser, at St. John's junction with Thomes Insurance today's busy families get healthy Lutheran Church in Kimball. Group; see ad on page 12. and fit. Finding time and energy to Saturday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., 8th Friday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m., Early exercise and cook nutritious foods annual Vegas Night Social spon- deadline for Tri-CountyNews. (Dec. is a challenge for families who feel sored by the Kimball Area Cham- 24 issue will be printed early.) overwhelmed or hindered by finan- ber of Commerce; $12.50 tickets Saturday, Dec. 19, 1-4 p.m., cial strains and stress, available at State Bank of Kimball, Santa will be at Triple R Grill & Bar The resources developed are Thomes Insurance, or American in Kimball; see ad on page 5. useful for any family or individual. Family Ins. (Donations from busi- Monday, Dec. 21, Winter "Healthy & Fit on the Go" is avail- nesses also accepted at these loca- begins. able on the Extension Web site at tions.) Monday, Dec. 21, next meeting . ducat otz Monday, Dec. 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., "Healthy & Fit on the Go" lea- Santa will take calls (from "good" tures easy-to-use resources that children in the diversiCOM/SCTV will aid and motivate families. Top- Thursday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. and 7 service area) live on the air. Call ics include: p.m., KES music program, grades (320) 764-4444. Healthy decision making K-3. Monday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m., Kim- Planning meals on the go Thurs.-Sun., Dec. 24-Jan. 3, NO ball Lions. Eating on the road SCHOOL, Winter break (Kimball Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m., Wat- Water and other beverages schools), kins Lionesses. Nearly free family fun Monday, Jan. 4, SCHOOL Thursday, Dec. 31, 5-10:30 p.m., Exercises that work in the car RESUMES (Kimball schools). Kimball Area Ministerial Associa- Resistance bands Monday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Kimball tion NewYear's Eve party at KAHS; Balance balls FFA meeting, open to all. There will be pizza, Pedometers Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Kim- pop, popcorn, games, movies and The Extension team won the ball Sports Boosters. crafts. New Year countdown is at 2009 Minnesota Educational Pub- Monday, Jan. 18, NO SCHOOL 10 p.m., with a cookies-and-milk lications Communications Award, (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). toast. It's all free, and open to all. presented at the Minnesota Exten- Friday, Jan. 22, end of second Thursday, Dec. 31, New Year's sion Association for Family and quarter (Kimball schools). Eve at Powder Ridge, torchlight Consumer Sciences conferenceMonday, Jan. 25, NO SCHOOL, parade and fireworks. Oct. 6, in St. Paul. Team members Teachers'workshop (Kimball Tuesday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Kimball included Jill Kokkonen May (Park schools). Legion. Rapids), BetsyIohnson (Grand Rap- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Watkins ids), Trina Bamo (Mora) and Kelly ~J/"~0VCr~/lcHt Legion. Kunkel (Mankato). These educators Thursday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Kim- were recognized for excellence in ball Saddle Club, at Triple R in communications developed for an Kimball. educational program and for their Wednesday, Dec. 16, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m., Wat- exemplary commitment to meet- (notetimechange),Kimballschool kinsLions. ing the needs of individuals, fami- board meeting, board room; (320) Tuesday, Jan. 12, 9 p.m., Wat- lies and communities. 398-5595. kins Sportsmen's Club. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Watkins Planning Commission.Minnesota Prairie Spinners, at Monday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Kim- KAHS. ball City Council meeting, Kim- Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., ball City Hall. (320) 398-2725. Kimball Legion Auxiliary. Flags (all & Tuesday, Dec. 29 - Tuesday, Jan. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Forest 12 (5 p.m. cut-off), Filing open for City Threshers meeting. supervisor of Maine Prairie Town- Saturday, Jan. 23, Kimball ship (one opening); see notice on Chamber "Vegas Night" at Gener- page 9. ations Ballroom; watch for details. Monday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Kimball Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Wat- City Council meeting, Kimball kinsLionesses. City Hall. (320)398-2725. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Watkins Kingston Legion. Fire Dept.; 7:30 p.m., Watkins Res- Thursday, Jan. 28, 12 noon, cue. Kimball Chamber meeting. Monday, Jan. 4, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., Kimball Fairhaven Township, F.H. Town Legion. Hall. (320) 251-3425. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., Watkins 398-6782 Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m., Kings- Legion. qqen t0n Township. (320) 398-8400. ~RL4bbeP -a~u~ Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m., South B0b Hermann;;B93.6782 Haven City Council. I~ SJI-C~ FI~ P~ , ............ -~~~ n rCounty News il Always something to read... 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