Tricounty News

Lyme Disease: You’re not alone April 29 and May 20

Contrary to popular belief, Lyme disease is not always cured simply by a quick, one-time treatment, but can take months or even years to get rid of it. Some have found that they never get rid of all the damage that this bacteria and its co-infections has done to their bodies. We will be viewing and discussing the dramatic documentary, “Under Our Skin,” that focuses on the epidemic of chronic Lyme disease.

This class will be offered Tuesday, April 29, in Cold Spring and again Tuesday, May 20, in Sartell. The class will be led by the St. Cloud Area Lyme Support Group, all of whom have been diagnosed and struggled with this complex disease. We invite everyone to come to support, learn, and share with each other the struggles that come with this disease and its effect on the body. And before you head outdoors this summer, make sure you are on the lookout for the tiny tick that can cause you lots of misery.

The class is free to everyone. Registration prior to the class is required through the Cold Spring Community Education at (320) 685-8631, or the Sartell-
St. Stephen Community Educ-ation Office, (320) 253-4036.

April 'fool' blizzard

Schools closed early Wednesday, April 16, and started two hours late Thursday after our area got dumped with 5-12 inches W-blizzardof heavy snow. Above is the Kimball Elementary School with about 3 of the 12 inches it got Wednesday. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


May 4: Party at Heritage House

You’re invited to Heritage House of Kimball’s “We Survived Winter” Party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

Featured music is by the Kingery Family from 1-2 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship from 2-3 p.m.

Tours of the facility provided upon request.


Saturday was 'hopping' in Watkins

The Focus group for Watkins Area Homes and St. Anthony Manor held a chili luncheon Saturday, April 12, hoping to tie in with the Easter egg hunt next doorW-IMG 8146. Focus Group members pictured are, left to right, Kathy Mathies, Faye Garding, Pat Robertson, Cristine Cates, Pat Boxell, Darrell Peace, and Rosie Renner.
Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Mike Schultz earns national honor

Kimball alumnus Mike Schultz has been selected as one of the United States Jaycees Class of 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He was first selected for state honors, and was selected from those individuals for the national honor.

“I’m incredibly excited to be named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the National Jaycees,” Schultz writes. “This award highlights all the hard work and effort I have put into being the founder/inventor of BioDapt, Inc., and a professional athlete.”

To give proper perspective, a few of the prior members of this elite group are John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Wayne Newton, and Elvis Presley.

Schultz and nine others will be honored at a black-tie awards ceremony in June in Maryland. This is the 76th year the Jaycees have held this event. Another Minnesotan, Lauren Beach of Minneapolis, also is among the 10 being honored.

In other news, Schultz took fifth place snowboarding at the USASA Boarder Cross event at Copper Mountain, Colo., last week, April 9.