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Watkins has new mayor, appoints council member

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Newly elected mayor Chris Rowan presided over the Jan. 14 regular meeting of the Watkins City Council. Tootz Tschumperlin will serve as acting mayor.

New EV-W board sworn in

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At the Jan. 6 regular meeting of the Eden Valley-Watkins school board, all members took the oath of office including newly elected/re-elected members Ann Lemke, Sarah Kuechle, Chelsie Heuring, and Jennifer Evens. Sarah Kuechle was…

Fair Haven Township Special Public Hearing

Land Use Zoning Board Hartmann Variance Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. Notice of a Variance Hearing for Lance and Laura Hartmann’s property at 2763 Arrowwood Road, South Haven, MN 55382, for a new two-(2) car garage with entryway mudroom…

2020 Year in Review: December

Our long-time columnist Jill Pertler’s husband died after a short illness, at only 56. The columns she wrote after his death are particularly profound and touching. The first ran in our Dec. 3 issue of the Tri-County News. The Fair…

2020 Year in Review: November

Kimball Homecoming Week was Nov. 1-6. Zack Holtz and Naomi Bollman were crowned 2020 Homecoming king and queen on Nov. 1 to kick off the week. COVID-19 made several modifications necessary, including cardboard cut-out fans for the volleyball game. Eden…

2020 Year in Review: October

Eden Valley-Watkins Homecoming Week was Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Coronation took place that Monday evening, by invitation only, and with masks and social distancing which was appropriate for the COVID-19 pandemic we’re in. The Kimball Lions held a “to-go” fish fry…

Do I need to sign up for Medicare if I’m still working?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach…

Submit your Disability Update Report online

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists, Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin We are required to conduct continuing eligibility reviews for disabled beneficiaries every three years. This process requires that beneficiaries complete a Continuing Disability Review mailer to…

Do cranberries help UTIs?

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian I seem to get three or four bladder infections every year. My friend told me to try cranberry supplements. Do they work? Thank you, Meredith 

How to choose a medical alert system

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in getting my mom, who lives alone, a medical alert system with a wearable pendant button that will let her call for help if she falls or has a medical emergency. What can you…

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