Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Lauren Libbesmeier of the Watnicks 4-H Club took first place for her Holstein winter calf in the Stearns County Fair.
Kimball 14U softball took second in the state tournament.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile came to Kimball (high school) Aug. 3.
The Meeker County Fair took place Aug. 4-7. A number of Kimball Kruisers 4-H members went home with ribbons.
There was an attempted break-in at Son of a Butcher Bar on Main Street Aug. 7.
Watkins held their annual Kraut 'N Wurst Days Aug. 5-6. Taylor Malvin was crowned Little Miss Watkins Aug. 5, with Gretta Lemke 1st Princess and Alyssa Plantenberg 2nd Princess.
Meeker County 4-H held their first Blue Ribbon Dairy Cattle Auction Aug. 6 at the Meeker County Fairgrounds.
The 62nd annual Cokato Corn Carnival took place Aug. 8-10.
Tanner Meierhofer graduated from Naval basic training Aug. 12.
Kimball Days were Aug. 12-14. Bill and Barb Liedman were Grand Marshals. Julia Zipoy was crowned Little Miss Kimball, along with 1st Princesses Justice Boyer and 2nd Princess Rachel Merten. Kim-Built Propane won first place for their parade entry.
The Kimball Community Playhouse performed in a KCP Revue Aug. 13.
The 2011 Pedal Pilgrimage from Forest City to Chapel Hill in Cold Spring took place Aug. 15.
The Kimball City Council sought a replacement council person after Chris Jansky vacated his seat on the council in June. Paula Capes was selected Aug. 16 from among several who submitted their applications.
The 28th annual Forest City Stockade Rendezvous was Aug. 20-21.
It was announced Aug. 24 that Hilltop Care Center in Watkins would be sold to ElderCare of Minnesota, owner of Heritage House in Kimball. Several months later, the sale fell through.
The KAHS Class of 1963 held a reunion August 27 at Triple R in Kimball. The KAHS Class of 1991 held their reunion the same night at the Red Goat in Watkins.
St. Anthony's Parish held a Picnic in the Park Aug. 28 in McCarthy Park in Watkins.
Kimball Elementary School held its open house Aug. 30 in preparation for school to begin.
The "Old Coots," KHS athletes from the '50s and '60s, met at Triple R in Kimball.
Kristina Kastanek won Grand Champion in the 4-H poultry show at the Minnesota State Fair.
Ross Vinar was born in August to Jeremy Vinar and Julia Messer.
Olivia Rossman was born in August to Adrian and Kelly (Lochen) Rossman.
Melissa Bolvin and Gary Peters announced their engagement with an August wedding planned.
Heather Brinkman and Nick Moehrle became engaged; an August wedding was planned.
Stephani Donnay and Keith Peters announced their engagement and September wedding.
Bruce Johnson, 75, Aug. 3, 2011
Joseph Fleischhacker, 56, Aug. 17, 2011