Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
CenterPoint Energy awarded Kimball and Watkins, among others, $2,500 grants: for speed display signs in Kimball, and fire turnout gear for Watkins.
A bad summer thunderstorm passed through central Minnesota July 1 as temperatures dropped 40 degrees within an hour in the early evening. It caused some damage to trees and buildings, and flooding caused accidents and other problems.
The State of Minnesota began a 20-day shutdown that would later prove to cost taxpayers nearly $60 million. Perhaps the biggest local impact felt was the shutdown of the Lottery this whole time.
The Holy Cross Parish held their Pearl Lake Festival July 9-10. The picnic was moved indoors because of the heat and humidity, but everything else (including grilling the pork chops) was done outdoors.
Rachel Arnold of Kimball was selected to attend the National Leadership Forum on Medicine in Chicago, July 10-19.
Kimball United Methodist Church hosted a carnival for campers at Camp Friendship in Annandale July 19.
A group of KAHS graduates from the '60s held a get-together July 14 at Triple R.
Heavy rains flooded local roads, yards, rivers, lakes and streams July 15. Several area lakes had "emergency no-wake zones" declared this summer to prevent further shore erosion.
The Wrestling Booster Club held their first-ever beanbag tournament July 23 at Triple R.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile came to Watkins (Village Hall) July 27.
South Haven Days took place July 30 with a parade, car show, and kids' games.
Kimball's girls' 12U "white" and "blue" teams both advanced in softball to state, placing third and second, respectively, in the Hutchinson tournament. The tournament was July 30.
The Eden Valley-Watkins Legion baseball team won the state championship, against Ely, July 30.
The Luxemburg Parish Bazaar was July 31.
Arrivals: Brooks Henry Marquardt was born in July to Brooks and Colleen Marquardt.
Transitions: Angela Garding and Daniel Watterson; an August 2011 wedding was planned.
Hailey Werner and Travis Buranen; An October 2012 wedding is planned.
Joelle Wysoski and Kyle LeClaire; an August 2011 wedding was planned.
Whitney Lien and Joshua Orn; an August 2011 wedding was planned.
Heather Brinkman and Nick Moehrle were engaged.
Nicole Mammen and Jacob Braegelmann became engaged; a September wedding was planned.
Joelle Wysoski and Kyle LeClaire became engaged; they were married in August.
Roger Lawler, 61, July 6, 2011
Herbert Berscheid, 84, July 9, 2011
Debra Loch, 49, July 17, 2011
Verlinda Schindele, 76, July 18, 2011
Dr. Richard Brown, 66, July 20, 2011
Edward Butterfass, 60, July 21, 2011
Constance "Connie" O'Hern, 63, July 28, 2011
Sandra Simmons, 53, July 28, 2011
Elizabeth Zellner, 87, July 30, 2011