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Decknatel Earns Mopar ?ÄòTop Tech?Äô Award

A.M. Maus & Son technician Steve Decknatel was recently recognized as one of only 27 Mopar ?ÄúTop Tech?Äù award winners. Decknatel was selected from more than 25,000 eligible technician candidates across the FCA US LLC dealer network and was among the best and brightest FCA US LLC dealership technicians recognized during an awards ceremony held at historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA ?Äì Global, was on hand to help honor Decknatel and fellow elite technicians. The Mopar ?ÄúTop Tech?Äù program, introduced in 2014, recognizes elite-performing technicians in categories including Fixed First Visit (FFV) scores, dealership tenure and training achievements.

Mahlum honored with 2017 Breaking Barriers Award

Marcia Mahlum wasn?Äôt the first woman to compete on a certain team or run a certain race, but her contributions to athletics at the College of Saint Benedict have been equally as important.

This week, Mahlum, a 1996 CSB graduate who has worked at the school since 1997, is being honored for her work in women?Äôs promoting and improving women?Äôs athletics at CSB. As part of National Girls and Women in Sport Day, Mahlum is one of this year?Äôs Breaking Barriers award winners.

Mahlum will be honored at a ceremony at the Minnesota History Center at noon Wednesday,
Feb. 1, and will be recognized again at halftime of the Saint Benedict basketball team?Äôs game against St. Olaf at 7 p.m. that same night. The halftime ceremony will be one of many around the state as other leaders and champions of promoting women?Äôs athletics are honored.

Conversations with a cardiologist:

  Debunking cardiac myths (open question forum) Does red wine protect you from heart disease? Should you take an aspirin daily? Is there a heart disease gene? CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist and Foley native, Richard Backes, MD, will debunk myths and deliver facts for keeping your heart healthy and adding years to your…

Dave Berger Memorial Fishing Contest Feb. 11

The Dave Berger Memorial Fishing Contest at Pearl Lake is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Registration starts at noon. Prizes for largest pan fish and largest game fish. The contest is limited to 250 tickets, buy yours early. Tickets are available at Pearl Lake Lodge or from an Association Board member. Raffle tickets are sold…

Maine Prairie DU Banquet April 28

The Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold the 10th Annual Sportsmans Night Out Banquet Friday, April 28, at Powder Ridge. Ducks Unlimited is not just about hunting. It?Äôs also a conservation organization that cares about sportsmanship and getting kids to participate in conservation and the outdoors. At least 15 guns will be raffled at…

Another gold for Schultz

?ÄúMonster?Äù Mike Schultz went into last week?Äôs race with five gold medals from the Winter XGames. He earned another Thursday, winning the Snocross final by more than a full lap, in the Snowcross Adaptive race. That?Äôs a grand total of eight XGames gold medals for Schultz, with two from the summer games in Motocross.

Schultz has competed in the XGames in Snocross, Boardercross (snowboard), and Motocross (dirt bike). 

Chronic Wasting Disease investigation traces exposure to Meeker County

 

White-tailed deer tests positive for the disease near Dassel, Minn.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirms CWD on a Meeker County farm near Dassel. Positive CWD samples came from a two-year-old female white-tailed deer that died on the farm. In accordance with state law, tissue samples were collected from the carcass and submitted for CWD testing. Farmed deer, 12 months of age and older, are required to be tested for CWD if they die or are slaughtered.

Samples are tested at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and forwarded to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, which officially confirms CWD. The Board shares information with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and works with the USDA as it investigates CWD cases in farmed deer. The DNR responds to and manages CWD in wild deer, while the Board of Animal Health regulates farmed deer.

Actors for musical ?ÄòErnest in Love?Äô are chosen

This was a challenging few weeks for director Brad Busse. Early in December he held auditions for the Great Northern Theatre Company?Äôs winter dinner theatre, ?ÄúErnest in Love,?Äù a musical based on the play ?ÄúThe Importance of Being Earnest,?Äù by Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde?Äôs outlandish ?ÄúThe Importance of Being Ernest,?Äù is one of the most clever comedies in the English language and the basis for this beguiling musical version. Featuring a score teaming with frothy melodies and clever lyrics, ?ÄúErnest in Love?Äù is a delightful romp through love and manners.

KAHS Spelling Bee Jan. 18 contestants

 

Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., the Kimball Area High School held the Kimball Area District Spelling Bee. The contestants were ranging from grades 5-8. Principal Eric Widvey was the Pronouncer for the Spelling Bee. The judges were Tabitha Mortenson and Mary Ochs.

There were 20 contestants total in this year?Äôs Spelling Bee, and there was some fierce competition.

A special congratulations should be sent out for Ashley Beehler, the winner of the 2017 Kimball Area District Spelling Bee. She won with the word ?ÄúAllegiance.?Äù The runner-up this year was Skylor Gruba.

11th Annual Elmer Garding Ride Feb. 25

  The 11th Annual Elmer Garding Cancer Fund Vintage Run is set for Saturday, Feb. 25. Registration is 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trophies for Featured Sled and People?Äôs Choice. Featured sled is Yamaha. The Ride starts at Eddie?Äôs On Grand. The ride to Pearl Lake Lodge or the Hideaway bar is at 12 p.m.…

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