Tricounty News

2010 in review, continued

July

Thomes Insurance Group of Kimball moves from the bank basement to their new location at the intersection of Hwys. 15 and 55.

Kimball Area Fire and Rescue Department received a grant for more than $111,535 to pay for new firefighting gear. The new gear replaces older gear, some of which was 15 years beyond the recommend use.

A benefit bike/car run is held July 10 for Kate Stewart-James. Seventy-eight motorcycles and cars were part of the benefit. A hog roast and dinner wound up the event. Kate Stewart-James was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007.

The Watkins-Kimball Veterinary Clinic presents two checks totaling $500 to the Kimball FFA.

Another summer storm hits central Minnesota July 17. Hail was the size of quarters and golf balls in most places, up to softball-size in some, damaged roofs and siding throughout the area and dinged any vehicle left outside.

Meeker County 4-H fashion review is held July 13. The theme is "Fashion Fun in the Sun."

Eight Kimball 11-to 13-year-old baseball players made the All-Star team. They were Aeron Ashbrook, Aaron Serbus, Scott Laudenbach, Billy Tadych, Austin Host, A.J. Hinz, John Zipoy, and Michael Hoffmann.

Kristine Mackereth receives a $500 scholarship from Joyce Quast of Heritage House of Kimball.

Eight Boy Scouts from Troop 357 travel to Custer, S.D., and stay at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch. During the week-long trip, 36 badges are earned.

Arrivals: Landon Randy White was born in July to Joe and Sarah White.

Departures: Carolyn Horwath, 86, died July 3.

Donald Bollman, 42, died July 16.

Joseph Krippner, 87, died July 15.

Lisa Laabs, 42, died July 18.

Olga Unterberger, 85, died July 17.

Vernon Blomquist, 84, died July 18.

Brian "Z" Walz, 41, July 15.

Allan "Zip" Zipoy, 76, died July 16.

Judith Likens, 64, died July 23.

Angela Lobitz, 68, died July 28.