Tricounty News

Feb. 23: Church of Our Lady Manannah Supper

The Church of Our Lady Manannah will have a sausage and pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-12, and children 5 and younger are free. There will also be Cash Bingo.

Feb. 25: Kingston Legion meet

The members of the Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Post and Auxiliary will meet at the Kingston Johnson Kelly Legion Hall for their regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, Feb. 25.

Plans will be made for their annual fish fry to be held Friday evening March 21.

Public Relations

Ann Hamilton

Central Minnesota gains another Eagle

Only about four percent of Boy Scouts achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Among the general population, it’s less than one percent.w-Hunter-Schreifels-Eagle-Scout

Hunter Schreifels joined an elite group Sunday afternoon at the Boy Scout Honor Court, a ceremony officially making him an Eagle Scout.

A public service project is part of the process getting to Eagle Scout. Hunter’s project was completed this past summer. He expanded the overhang over the concession stand at the Pearl Lake ball park, extending it about 10 feet to be even facing the field. He also put cement under the overhang, and there’s a fresh coat of paint on everything. The overhang project provides a place for fans to get out of the sun or rain.


School lunches for those who can’t pay

It made national headlines two weeks ago because it happened in a Utah school. But it made local headlines eleven years ago because it was happening here too.

Students went through the lunch line but, if there wasn’t enough money in their lunch account, their trays were taken away from them and emptied into the garbage. In front of them and their schoolmates. It was a lose-lose situation all the way around: students were humiliated, food was wasted, and the school still lost money.


Cities brace for frozen water mains

Frost levels are below six feet in much of central Minnesota, and several cities are facing frozen water mains and sewer lines.

The City of Eden Valley held an emergency meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 18, about the issue. Let the city know you are running your water (see instructions below), to keep your line from freezing, and your water bill may be adjusted to what you would normally use.

The City of Watkins will deal with freezes and water usage on a case-by-case basis. The City of Kimball, as of Feb. 18, plans to charge for all water used.