Valley Daze parade route change

Valley Daze parade-goers may want to double-check the revised 2021 parade route before setting up their lawn chairs on the curb this year. Due to a construction project impacting Rose and Coleman Avenue on the northern end of the route, this year’s parade itinerary has been moved. The parade lineup will begin on Meeker-Stearns Avenue…

Fair Haven Old Settlers plans

On Tuesday, March 16, some local residents came together to discuss ideas and who might help with the the Old Settlers annual event Saturday, June 26. Since the Fair Haven Lions played a big part in the event over the past years and have since disbanded, discussion was had as to who could help. It…

Maine Prairie Cemetery Association meeting, April 8

Maine Prairie Cemetery Association’s annual meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Hendricks Bus Service offices. Anyone and everyone is encouraged and welcome to join our meeting. Karen Mozena, Secretary

A woman of high achievements

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor It seems appropriate during Women’s History Month to celebrate the exciting life of a local woman, although a special occasion is hardly needed. Rhea Hurrle Allison Woltman died at her St. Augusta home a month ago, at the age of 92. She had outlived two husbands, had enjoyed several interesting…

New Daisy Girl Scout Troop in Kimball

The new Girl Scout Troop #390 includes Destin (7), Ava (5), Lilly (5), and Kali (5). The girls spent a Saturday afternoon selling cookies at Triple R Grill & Bar, off Highway 15 in Kimball. Arnie and his staff are amazing. The girls set a Troop goal to sell 1,540 packages. The girls have reached…

SWCD works to help provide safe and clean water everyday

Groundwater is the world’s most extracted raw material with withdrawal rates to be estimated at trillions of gallons each year. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), groundwater supplies 75% of Minnesota’s drinking water and 90% of all agricultural irrigation. For most of us in Stearns County, our drinking water is pumped from underground…

Forest City fundraiser for Women’s Activity Building, March 28

Progress continues in making a “Women’s Activity Building” a reality at the Forest City Threshing Show grounds. After many years and much anticipation, a concrete slab was poured last fall on which to build the structure. Timber logs are presently stockpiled and will be cut into framing material and sheathing boards this spring and summer…

Kimball Firemen’s drive-thru breakfast

Kimball Fire & Rescue will host a drive-thru pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 28, at the Fire Hall. The meal includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, and scrambled eggs for $8. Signs will be posted for best flow of traffic. Preferred route is to take 135th St. W. off of Hwy. 15…

Valley Tractor Club meeting, March 22

The Valley Tractor Club meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Valley Inn in Eden Valley. Please bring ideas for games we can play at the tractor show in June. New members are welcome.

Maple syrup operation tours

Wildwood Ranch Maple Syrup, a syrup making operation located in Stearns County’s Kraemer Lake – Wildwood County Park, is offering small open house tours this spring. The hour-long tour begins at the Sugar Shack located at 29709 Kipper Road, St. Joseph. Tours include a short walk to the maple forest to see both traditional and…

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