Tricounty News

Liedman is new CPRW-11 Commodore

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) held its 53rd Change of Command Thursday, Jan. 16, as Capt. Sean W-CAPT-Liedman-Bio-SEP-13---Short-Version-1

Liedman relieved Capt. Eric Wiese as Commodore.

Capt. Sean Liedman was raised in Kimball, the son of Bill and Barb Liedman, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He received a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2002, and served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 2010-11.


2013 Year in review - September


Glenn Pauls received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Watkins Lions Club; this is the highest Lions award.

Tuckpointing work was done on the Watkins Village Hall in mid-September. This was part of several much-needed repairs to the building that would include installation of a new handicap ramp, and a new steel roof.

In September, the City of Eden Valley received a grant of $697,316 (over and above other expected funding for the 2013-14 road and water/sewer project). This was a welcome bonus to the city’s budget for the year.


Blood Drive in Eden Valley Jan. 29

It’s that time of year…time for resolutions. Set a resolution you can keep–resolve to give something that means something. The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Eden Valley-Watkins High School Cafeteria.

If you have questions, please call Bonnie at (320) 453-2574, or cell phone (320) 282-1468.

If you have donor eligibility questions, including health questions, call (866) 236-3276, select option #3.

Bring along your identification, it is needed to donate.

Parking and entrance to school premises available in the South Brooks Street Parking Lot with school entrance through door #1 (main office). PLEASE do not park along the sidewalk on the west side of the school until AFTER 3:30 p.m.; this needs to stay clear for buses. After 3:30 p.m., doors 2, 5 and 12 will also be opened for your convenience.

EV Food Shelf schedule change

Please note the change in schedule for only January for the Eden Valley Food Shelf.

We will be open the second Wednesday, Jan. 8, and the fourth Wednesday, Jan. 22.

2013 in review - August


Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins received another 5-star rating from the Minnesota Department of Health. They achieved this recognition three years in a row.w-Doug-Wilhelm-RGB

Doug Wilhelm retired as Postmaster of the South Haven Post Office in August 2013. He can be remembered as the last Postmaster of South Haven, as that Post Office now falls under the Kimball Postmaster, and will have a clerk in charge in the future.