Tricounty News

Beauty and the Beast this week


Kimball Community Playhouse has a tradition of bringing to life great stories. From “Annie” to “The Adventures of W-BeastBellTom Sawyer,” from “Bye Bye Birdie” to “Footloose,” the process begins with selecting a great story, develops with building sets, creating costumes, and casting talented actors, culminates with the drawing of the opening night curtain, and ends with the closing night finale.


Blood Drive in Watkins July 23


The American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Watkins City Hall. Callers are scheduling appointments from the list received from the Red Cross. Double red machines will be available.

During the summer, blood donations often decline because of people vacationing or working late hours, but the need for blood remains constant. New donors are always needed, so encourage someone to come with you. If unsure about your eligibility, donor health representatives at (800) 733-2767, can answer any questions you have about travel, medications or health conditions that may affect your ability to donate.

Donors, now is the time to start eating iron-rich foods. Before the event, get a good night’s rest, eat a good breakfast and lunch, drink extra water and fluids to replace the volume you will donate, and avoid caffeinated beverages.

Appointments can be made at, or by calling 764-9152 or 764-9163. Many of our donors no longer have a land line so please schedule an appointment on line or by calling.

Bring a photo ID or Donor Card with you when you come. Please take the time to save a life by donating blood. All types are needed.


Little Scrapper Pedal Pull winners

The Little Scrappers Pedal Pull winners from the annual Old Settlers Day Pedal Pull are listed by age group, sponsored by the Fairhaven Lions Club, Kimball Boosters Club, and the Old Settlers Day Association.

4 years old

First-Rylan H. of Annandale

Second-Jamison Z.,  South Haven
      Third-June S. of St. Augusta


Colville auditions in New York


Singing is nothing new for 11-year-old Aedyn Colville of Marty. w-AedynColville

Her mother Dina says Aedyn was barely walking when she started to hum, all the time. 

Her kindergarten teacher took her aside to explain that her constant humming was distracting to other students. “But you don’t understand. Singing is my life,” was her response.

“I knew since she was little that she could carry a tune,” said Dina, Aedyn’s mother.

In March, Aedyn auditioned to sing the National Anthem at a Twins game. She was selected to sing at the 1 p.m. game Sunday, Aug. 24.


Parade units wanted for Kimball Days

Kimball is seeking parade units for Kimball Days Parade. Forms and information are available at Kimball City Hall.