Youth exhibit their best at 2020 Minnesota 4-H State Showcase

Cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair didn’t stop youth from exhibiting their impressive learning from across the state More than two thousand Minnesota youth from 87 counties participated in live virtual judging experiences between Aug. 31 and Sept. 13. They were part of the 2020 Minnesota 4-H State Showcase. Throughout the year, 4-H youth select…

EV-W shifts to hybrid instruction model

Each Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) releases COVID-19 rates by county. The Department of Education and MDH use these rates to determine which instruction model is safe for individual districts based on their primary county. Before school started, each district had to make specific plans for three modes of instruction: in-person, distance, and…

Kimball Kruisers 4-H update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, via Zoom. We discussed National 4-H week, which is Oct. 4-10. We are making 4-H fabric masks to donate to the Kimball Schools for students who may forget their mask for the day. There is a video contest and…

September Meeker County 4-H’er of the Month

Zoe Eblen, a member of the Koronis Eager Beavers 4-H club, is September’s Meeker County 4-H’er of the Month. For 11 years, Zoe has been mentoring her peers and other members of her club and county through the horse project. This spring, she coached the junior horse bowl team for Meeker County. Zoe gives riding…

How to keep a watchful eye on an aging parent

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services or technology that help me monitor my elderly mother who lives alone? Since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, my sister and I have noticed that my mom’s health has slipped a bit, so we would like to find something that helps us keep…

Meeker County 4-H celebrates two finalists

Every year since 1966, 4-H Horse Project members can apply for a Dan Patch/Youth Leadership award. In order to apply, participants must have been enrolled at least two years in the Minnesota 4-H Horse or Horseless Horse Project and have participated in at least one horse-related leadership role. In April, all applicants submit a two-page…

EV-W FFA apple sales begin

The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA started their apple sales Wednesday, Sept. 2. Varieties grown in the FFA orchard include Connel Red, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Prairie Spy, and Sweet Sixteen. Apples will be sold by the dozen and on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested in ordering, please email FFA advisor Tyler Warren at twarren@evw.k12.mn.us for more information.

Chamber welcomes teachers
On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Marilyn and Leo Wirth, and Claire and Avery Maus arrived at the Tri-County News office at about 12:35 p.m. to assemble welcome-back bags for Kimball teachers. Various items were donated by local businesses, many of them Kimball Chamber members. Those items were placed in about 140 small swag bags. The task…
Meeker County 4-H celebrates two finalists

Every year since 1966, 4-H Horse Project members can apply for a Dan Patch/Youth Leadership award. In order to apply, participants must have been enrolled at least two years in the Minnesota 4-H Horse or Horseless Horse Project and have participated in at least one horse-related leadership role. In April, all applicants submit a two-page…

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