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II,l,,I,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,hlll,,,I,,I,,,i,l,ll,,,I,,ll *************MIXED ADC 555 159 12/31/2010 C006 SMALLTOWI I PAPERS, INC. 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE WA 98136-1208 Newsstand Price: 75 Index for . Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 Church & Obits .... Page 5 Sports .......... Pages 8, 10 Legals ................. Page 9 Calendar ........... Page 10 Classifieds ......... Page 11 : School .............. Page 12 2009 in review, taken from the Tri-County News in 2009 Ben Serbus won the Nation- State Rep. Larry Hosch told the Kimball City demann retired Jan. 2; clerk Patty Nelson was appointed Officer In Charge (OIC) until a permanent replacement is named. A fuel spill in South Haven lan. 6 was contained before the 200 gallons of gaso- line reached Clearwater Lake. "Monster" Mike Schultz was featured in the Jan. 8 Tri-County News after his Dec. 13, 2008, snomobiling ac- cidenc Three days after the ac- cident, Mike's left leg was ampu- tated above the knee. With wife Sara by his side, Mike made a quick recovery and he was back racing again soon. Kimball Community Playhouse held audi- tions Jan. 13 and 14 for their winter dinner the- ater production, 'And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. Students and staff of St. Wendelin School brought their Christmas program to retired Sis- ters at St. Schotastica in early January. Kimball resident Diane Gavin retired Jan. 8 from nursing after 41 years, 28 of them at Buffalo Hospital. Falrhaven native Zelda Stein turned 106 in mid-January at Cokato Manor. (photo at right) al Geographic Bee in Kimball. Tommy Lochen won the Bee at Holy Cross School. Jan. 20 was the Presidential In- auguration in Washington, D.C., and Kimball seventh-grader Ben Serbus was there ... almost. Crowd control kept him from the actual loca- tion, but he and his group - Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference - did find a place to watch it. A Kimball Bloodmobile was held Jan. 20 at St. Anne's Church. The Kimball Elementary youth wresting club participated for the first time in an exhibition match against St. Cloud Tech's elementary pro- gram Jan. 20: Andrew Dingmann and Bridget Gohmann were named to Region 5A with Triple Awards (Aca- demics, Arts and Athletics). Their awards banquet was Jan. 21 in Paynesville. SPC Ryan Merrill visited Mrs. Herrington's fifth-grade class Jan. 21 at ICES while on leave from Iraq. She told students about her life as a soldier, and answered dozens of questions. She also taught them how to properly salute. Ryan presented the school with a U.S. flag that had flown over Iraq. Council ]an. 20 that the city escaped the gov- ernor's "unallotment" and loss of local govern- ment aid this time, but would not be so lucky at the next budget go-around. The Kimball Fire & Rescue Department hired two new members, Kevin Sommers and Aaron Dahlinger. John Arnold and Ed Maus retired af- ter 20 and 24 years of service, respectively. A change of ownership was announced for Ertl Hardware Hank in Watldns in the Jan. 22 Tri-County News. Dave Knutson purchased the business from Tom Ertl in Dec. 2008, and the name of the business would remain the same. Mill Creek Dairy (brothers Tom and Ed Grego- ry, Tom's wife Donna and son Nick) were named outstanding conservationists of the year by Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District. They received their award in De- cember; it was announced in the Jan. 22 Tri-CountyNews. The Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce held their 7th annual Vegas Night at Genera- tions Ballroom Jan. 24, a night of socializing and fun. Cary Maus was awarded the Kimball Fire De- partment Chief's Award for his.26 years of ser- vice on the department. 2009/To Da e 2