Tricounty News

Ostmark Lutheran Homemade Ice Cream Social

The Ostmark Lutheran Churchmen Homemcade Ice Cream Social  will be held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the church at 32721 680th Avenue in Watkins.

They will be serving pie and homemade ice cream, hotdogs, BBQs, lemonade, milk and coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Finger-pickin’ good

RiverSong Music Festival offers the best in regional grassroots music 

Fifteen bands, two stages, a fiddle workshop, musicians’ jam tent, children’s activities, food and beverages, specialty vendors, free parking, and more will come together for RiverSong Music Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson, Minn.

Celebrating its fifth year, the two-day all-volunteer-run outdoor festival features the best in regional Americana music with a focus on original songwriting in the genres of blues, folk, indie rock, bluegrass, country, jazz and more.


Rock-Fest festival events

Festival at the John Clark Elementary Grounds, Saturday, 

July 13, Broadway Street, Rockville, 10-min. West of St. Cloud, Hwy 23.

Festival family contests:

7 a.m.-noon fishing contest, free registration at Grand Lake and Pleasant Lake. Contact: Jan or Mike at (320) 253-2917

5K and 1K run, Sponsored by Simply Outdoor Experiences. Contact Woody at (612) 270-3275

Festival attractions:

12:30 p.m. Present the Colors and opening ceremony, St. Cloud Pipe and Drum Corps

1-5 p.m. Food court and vendor exhibits!

1-5 p.m. Fishing pond; free town trolley rides; games, prizes, inflatable rides, and train rides; petting zoo; pony rides; collector vehicles. Contact Gary at
(320) 255-5555 or 267-5309

2 p.m. – until found, medallion hunt; clues at information booth, posted every hour until found.

2 p.m. Milking contest. 

3 p.m. Kids tractor pull; registration at 1 p.m., Broadway St. Ages 4-11. 

6-7:30 p.m. parade. Parade route: E. Broadway to S. Chestnut Street to Othmar Ln. to N. on Cty Rd. 8, parade ends on Broadway St.

6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. fireworks

Evening entertainment:

8 p.m. to midnight street dance with live band (Pandemic) and beer garden. Stoney’s Bar, downtown

Weekend event:

CO-REC softball tournament. Three days * Friday, July 12 starts at 7 p.m. * Saturday, July 13 starts at 8:30 a.m. * Sunday, July 14 starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact Kirstin Stanger at (320) 493-1748.

Email: rockfestfestival@hotmail<br< a="">> .com, web:,

Tel.: Jan (320) 253-2917, Woody (612) 270-3275

2013 Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. 


Everybody cut Footloose!

A Chicago teen finds himself transplanted to a small-town in the middle of nowhere, a town where, much to his horror, it is actually illegal to dance. He and other teens plan to defy the local law and find a place to dance in the next town. They must fight the law, and the local preacher who created it, to finally let kids in town be “Footloose.”W-Footloose-Cast