Tricounty News

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. 


Concert at Dassel History Center April 22


Internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon will appear in a unique concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, (Earth Day) at the Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum, 901 First St. N.

Under the title “Earth Tones,” Pelon will perform on approximately 20 ancient and modern wind, string and free-reed instruments and voice. “Music and narrative will reflect our engagement with nature,” Pelon said.

Pelon has performed throughout the U.S. and in China, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zealand. She has performed with symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia String quartet, on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia.


May 7: Eden Valley Blood Drive

The American Red Cross wants us to mark our calendars for Wednesday, May 7, when they will be visiting Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Every donor is important and needed, but this will be a difficult time to get people to commit being that our spring is slow at coming this year. Please help the American Red Cross reach their goal by making an appointment and informing other friends and family about the importance of donating.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form), at least 110 pounds, be in good general health, have NOT donated in the last 56 days OR 112 days if your last donation was double reds, height/weight requirements for donors younger than 19 years may apply.