Tricounty News

‘Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters’

This January marks the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and Thursday, Jan. 16, has been nationally proclaimed “Thank a Mentor Day.”  Mentoring programs throughout the state are celebrating the difference mentors can make in the lives of young people with the message Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters.

In Central Minnesota, more than 200 Foster Grandparents are a part of this effort, serving in schools, Head Starts, and other local non-profits. The senior volunteers of the Central Minnesota Foster Grandparent Program provide meaningful, supportive relationships for children with special needs that enrich the lives of all involved. In 2013, these Foster Grandparents invested more than 155,000 hours into the children of our local communities.


’Tis the season for charitable contributions

Give back, reduce your tax burden

Along with an avalanche of catalogues and Holiday greetings from family and friends, you may also find your mailbox inundated with donation requests from charitable organizations.

This is the time of year nonprofit organizations ramp up their efforts to raise money before the end of the year. It’s also a great time for taxpayers to donate to charity and receive a tax break in return.

Year-end charitable contributions are a win-win situation for both taxpayers and charities, according to the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA). Remember to follow smart practices for giving to make sure organizations receive your gift in time and you receive the appropriate tax credit.


Jan. 26: Holy Cross Breakfast

The breakfast will be served from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Jan. 26. The menu is omelets, Knaus sausage, pancakes, hash browns, coffee cake, juice, milk, and coffee. Gluten-free options are available.

Cost for adults is $7, for children is $5, and kids younger than 5 eat for free.

Christmas Fun times at Heritage House

Sheryl Olson with some of her children and her grandchildren have been coming to Heritage House of Kimball for the past several years to decorate Christmas cookies with our residents. After everyone is done with the cookies, we begin singing Christmas songs and end with “God Bless America”. 

We are so very grateful to Sheryl and her family for making this such a special time for our residents.W-Heritage-House-Cookies--Caroling-DSCN0372

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Joyce A. Quast LPN/Manager,

Staff and residents of

Heritage House of Kimball.

Jan. 12: St. Wendelin’s breakfast

St. Wendelin parish in Luxemburg is sponsoring a breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan 12, in Mary Hall. The menu includes sausage, pancakes with toppings, scrambled eggs, applesauce, toast, Cold Spring Bakery rolls, and beverages. There will also be a bake sale, a raffle and free blood pressure checks for everyone.