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Jansen CMC Female Athlete of the Week

EV-W softball player Whitney Jansen has been named Central Minnesota Conference female athlete of the week. The sophomore went 7-18 at the plate with 16 RBI’s and four home runs. Photo courtesy…

Spring is a good time to review dock and platform regulations

Before installing or investing in a new dock or dock platform, lakeshore owners should check…

Local Co-op Director earns National Credential

Jerome “Jerry” Fries, -Stearns Electric Association Board of Director, received the Director Gold Credential certificate…

Kevin Van Vleet, Sr., 63

Kevin Van Vleet Sr. of Watkins died Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was 63. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at 894 Hoyt Ave. NW in Annandale, with a prayer service at 3…

Rollin ‘Rollie’ Stuve Memorial Service

Rollin “Rollie” Stuve of Fair Haven died due to COVID-19 on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins, Minnesota. He was 86. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Concordia…

Local Co-op Director earns National Credential

Jerome “Jerry” Fries, -Stearns Electric Association Board of Director, received the Director Gold Credential certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in April. Director Gold Credential recognizes directors who have already earned their Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and…

One new director; three incumbent directors elected to Stearns Electric Board of Directors

Stearns Electric Association hosted its 84th Annual Meeting Thursday, May 6, at the Stearns County Fairgrounds in Sauk Centre. Michael Cramer of St. Augusta was elected to the Cooperative’s Board of Directors in District 3 to serve a one-year term…

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is back

Tickets on sale The Minnesota Renaissance Festival (MNRF) is back! The festival will officially open its gates to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. We look forward to welcoming you for what is sure to be a magical…

Volunteer opportunities in our community

Respite volunteers Assumption Community Faith in Action is looking for caring volunteers who are willing to step in and help by visiting with an older adult for a few hours each week in the home. While the volunteer visits with…

Betty Ann Zwilling Cichon, 82

Betty Ann Zwilling Cichon died Sunday, May 9, 2021, at her home near Upsala. She was 82. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake with Rev. Thomas Knoblach…

Orval Wirkkala, 70

Orval Wirkkala of Castle Rock, Wash., died Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Vancouver, Wash. He was 70. Orval Andrew Wirkkala was born Oct. 1, 1950, in Ilwaco, Wash., to Charles and Elsie (Kandoll) Wirkkala. He graduated from Naselle High School…

Changes to Stearns County Services taking effect in May

As Stearns County continues its phased-in approach to re-opening offices during the pandemic, several more changes will take effect next week. Stearns County is transitioning how it offers services in a way that will keep citizens and employees safe and…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 05/02/21, 01:05 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 55, Manannah Twp: Citation Issued. 05/02/21, 10:44 am, Criminal Damage to Property – Mailbox, CSAH 34, Forest Prairie Twp: Report Taken. 05/02/21, 14:19 pm, Domestic, State St N,…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

May 1, Christine Louise Schneider, 62 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County warrant for theft violations. May 1, Joan Marie Chenowith, 62 of Buffalo, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of second-degree DWI. April 30.,…

DNR urges people to leave deer fawns alone

Deer fawns are being born at this time of year and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks that people avoid disturbing or touching them. Most fawns are born from mid-May to mid-June, and they do not attempt to evade…

Government funds available to help renters and landlords pay their bills

A new rental assistance program, RentHelpMN, has opened for applications, making it possible for low- and moderate-income renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at…

Bear hunt application deadline is May 7

Prospective bear hunters have through Friday, May 7, to apply for a bear hunting license in lottery areas. Applications for the 2021 season should be submitted online or via telephone at (888) 665-4236. A total of 3,575 licenses are available…

Eden Valley Chamber Business Showcase: Lost and Found

By Nancy McNab, Eden Valley Chamber Vice Chair I often refer to Lost and Found as our “hidden gem!” Driving down main street Eden Valley, the building on that corner hints just a little about the amazing experience awaiting you…

REAL ID Extension

Opportunity to add onto early county achievements Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels says the delay in REAL ID requirements is welcome news. It allows Stearns County more time to work with citizens to become REAL ID compliant while allowing residents…

Valley Daze is back for 2021

Mark your calendars for June 25-27 because Valley Daze is back in 2021 and promises to be filled with food, festivities, and fun. It’s not too late for parade entrants and crafters to get in on the action. If you’re…

Graduation open houses

Saturday, May 22 1 p.m., Bailey Joseph, daughter of Doug and Jarae Joseph, at their home (16293 Cty. Rd. 48, Kimball). (K) 1 p.m., Logan Silbernagel, son of David and Lisa Silbernagel, at the Josephs’ home (16293 Cty. Rd. 48,…

Thank you from Anderson

Thank you so much Kimball Lions and Kimball United Methodist Church for the gifts from the shower. I am very happy in my new home. Judy Anderson

Kimball blood drive May 18

Kimball Fire & Rescue are sponsoring the American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Anne’s Church from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. Every time you donate blood, you help save a person’s life. What bigger difference can you make in…

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