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Inspirational program provides expert leadership training

Opportunities to learn about Meeker County communities Meeker in Motion, a countywide leadership program, is accepting applications for its nine-month program designed to inspire participants to learn and grow as a leader, and build connections with other leaders in the county. In its second season, Meeker in Motion is open to people who live or…

American Pickers to film in Minnesota

The American Pickers are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout our area in July 2021. We understand that, with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will follow…

Kimball Kruisers update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, via Zoom. The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club recognized our graduating seniors – Jackie Massmann and Brandon Guggisberg. These talented seniors have been long time 4-H members. Both earned top honors in their respective interests. Jackie was a member of…

Peter Heid is on the move again

Peter has been hospitalized for 10 months with West Nile Virus. He continues to need trach and cough assist. Peter had very good physical and occupational therapy at St. Cloud Hospital where he has been for the last five months. He has gained strength in his lower body and left arm, but his right arm…

2021 Kraut N Wurst Parade Raffle Winners

$500 – Tootz Tschumperlin $100 – Brian Harff $100 – Justin Kuechle $100 – Mark Kremer $100 – Steph Peters $100 – Dan Flaschenriem $100 – Diane Harff $100 – Lane Harff $50 – Kurt Knaus $50 – Tony Schmitz $50 – Justin Duevel $50 – Lilly Schlangen $25 – Walter Donnay $25 – Fran…

Kraut N Wurst 2021

This year’s Kraut N Wurst in Watkins will be Friday-Saturday, Aug. 6-7. The frog races are back this year, on Saturday following the tractor pull. New this year will be axe throwing, on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. Watch for more details as plans evolve.

Come on in, the water’s fine

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Watkins Swimming Pool is now open for the season, after a year on hold. The daughter-mother team of Bella and Kris Butterfass are co-managers of the pool this year. Bella had been a lifeguard in recent years, working with manager Ashlee Lindberg who, Kris says, made quite an impression…

Disc golf sparks friendly competition

By George Matua, TCN Staff For just over a month now, Kimball has had a disc golf course. It’s located in Willow Creek Park, among the old oaks and along its trails and the trout stream. Disc golf is a sport scored like golf but played with a disc and raised baskets. The discs may…

Friederichs Park in Eden Valley holds grand opening

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor After many days of record heat, a refreshing break in the park – complete with a splash pad – was an especially welcome treat. Sunday afternoon, June 13, was the official grand opening of Friederichs Park in Eden Valley. The idea started many years ago, and it’s been at least…

Valley Tractor Club meeting June 21

The Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Valley Inn in Eden Valley to finalize all details for the June 26 tractor show. New members are always welcome.

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