Tricounty News

Ladies Luncheon June 22 at Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale

Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale will host a Ladies Luncheon in the Big Woods Museum lower level starting at
11 a.m. Saturday, June 22. 

The theme is “The Way We Were.”  You are welcome to come in an old-time costume or wear a vintage hat and bring your favorite tea cup! The luncheon starts off with some original 78’s with music from a bygone era, and then the luncheon with special guest speaker. We will have some fabulous door prizes. There also will be a vintage display, and you can visit our new exhibit on the World Wars in the upper level of the Big Woods Museum. Call the office at (320) 274-8489 to purchase tickets. Luncheon tickets are $8.50 per person. 

Minnesota Pioneer Park is a non-profit Historical Museum, solely supported by our fundraising, special events, admissions, and occasional grants. Special events are an important part of our fundraising efforts that allow our facility to remain open to the public, as well as to provide educational tours for children.

Fr. Stangl celebrates 50 years

Fr. Al Stangl started his service to God June 1, 1963, and he continues to serve area residents in his retirement. W-Heritage-House-DSCN0203He visits Heritage House to celebrate Mass with the residents twice each month. He is seen here with Joyce Quast LPN/Manager at Heritage House where residents and staff helped him celebrate his Golden Jubilee as a priest. Those at Heritage House of Kimball are very grateful to Fr. Al for his continued service and we wish him many more years of serving 

the Lord. Submitted photo.


Meeker County Relay for Life June 14

Come, join us Friday, June 14, for the Relay For Life of Meeker County at the Meeker County Fairgrounds in Litchfield. Celebrate more birthdays! 

The gates open at 4 pm. There will be food, games (Bingo, Cow Pie Drop, and more), and a silent auction from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. The Survivor ceremony is at 7 p.m., and the lighting of the luminary bags (In Memory, In Honor, or In Support) of a cancer patient is lit at dusk. The decorated luminary bags are awesome when lit! 

Any questions, please call (320) 260-7970 Rose Condon, BarnYard Crew.

Salvation Army National Donut Day June 6-8

Donuts bought at Coborn’s, Cash Wise support Salvation Army programs for homeless youth 

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Local Coborn’s and Cash Wise stores will donate $1 to the St. Cloud Salvation Army’s shelter programs for homeless youth every time customers buy a specially marked box of donuts. This offer runs June 6–8 in honor of National Donut Day, an annual Salvation Army celebration.

“The picture of the homeless population has changed – services for homeless children are critical,” said Major Lee Morrison, leader of the St. Cloud Salvation Army. “At our 64-bed emergency shelter, on any given night, one of every six beds is occupied by a child 18 or under.”


Bits of news for June

St. Anthony Manor and Watkins Area Homes

Staff of the month is Sheri Foss from Central Minnesota Senior Care. Congratulations and thank you to Sheri for sharing information and pictures. This is posted on the bulletin board at St. Anthony Manor.

Pontoon trips: Paynesville Area Senior Center writes grants and gets donations to offer pontoon trips for area seniors/disabled individuals. The pontoon trips are free. Two trips are scheduled for June 3 and June 11. They will leave St. Anthony parking lot at 1:30 p.m. The pontoon ride will be from 2-4 p.m. and will tour the Chain of Lakes.There is still room so sign up in the community room at St. Anthony Manor. If it is raining, the trip will be rescheduled.

Inspections at Watkins Area Homes is beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, June 7. Dale (maintenance) and Eileen will be inspecting all units at Watkins Area Homes. Rural Development will be coming to the property to inspect
Wednesday, June 19.

American Pie: Please plan to attend and eat at the nutrition site at 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 14. Wear red, white, and blue, eat and enjoy pie. Don’t miss out on the fun. let Robin know that you plan to eat that day by calling (320) 764-5615.

Parade meeting: We will be having our first parade/float meeting. We need volunteers. Please come to St. Anthony Manor at
10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, with ideas. We are planning to create a float to be in the Kraut ’N Wurst parade in Watkins Saturday, Aug. 3.