Tricounty News

Kimball Rod and Gun makes national news

w-Rod--GunKimball athletes compete at Alexandria

Kimball had 13 youth athletes compete in the 104th Minnesota State Shoot. Youth shooters competed Monday, July 7, against other youth shooters from across the state. The Minnesota Trap Association donates the first 100 rounds of ammo per youth shooter.

Athletes who competed in the 200-bird event were: Sam Ehlinger, Isaiah Ehlinger, Matt Donnay, Tanner Schreifels, Jack Knaus, Zach Stein, Jake Borman, and Logan Schlueter

Athletes who competed in the 100-bird event were: Josh Donnay, Austin Donnay, Noah Young, Casey Gohmann, and Kurtis Kunkel

Monday, July 7, the Kimball Rod and Gun Club aired on the Sportsman Channel. They were interviewed by the show Cam & Co. They highlighted our Club’s trap field improvements, recent NRA Grant, and also our Kimball Area High School Clay Target Team. You can find the video on their Facebook page at, and

American Legion has a history


Centralia Massacre

The American Legion was born in Paris, France. It was weaned in St. Louis, Mo., and it was baptized in the blood of martyrs at Centralia, Wash., on the first anniversary of Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1919.

The newly organized Grant Hodge Post 17 at Centralia was marching in its first annual Armistice Day parade when it was fired upon from ambush by
members of the Industrial Workers of the World, a radical organization incited by the propaganda of class hatred. Four Legionnaires, including Post Commander Warren O. Grimm who was leading the parade, fell dead in the hail of bullets.

The tragic news reached Minneapolis as the American Legion was marching in a snowstorm on its own first national convention parade. Word that their new organization had suddenly become a target, not for words, but for bullets, stunned the delegates. It brought home to the baby American Legion the full evil potential of subversive and un-American elements then inspired by Bolshevism and later by Fascism, Nazism and Communism.


Firearms Safety Classes begin Aug. 11, in Eden Valley


The EV Sportsmen Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever are co-sponsoring the DNR firearms safety class in Eden Valley beginning Monday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. in the EV Library at 306 State St. N.
Students must be at least 12 (or turning 12 during this calendar year) before taking the course. The FAS Certificate becomes valid at age 12. The class is open to the first 35 students to enroll on the first night.

Persons 18 or older may take the course work on line, but must take the written test and perform the field test Aug. 21, to obtain their certificate. Talk to Gary if you are interested in that option.


July 21: Kimball Lions meet

Kimball Lions monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Willow Creek Shelter. Anyone interested, please feel welcomed.

Community Service, what we do best.


July 18-20: Pickin’ in the Park is for all ages

Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale invites everyone to “Pickin’ in the Big Woods” First Annual Pickers Festival July 18, 19, 20, 2014. This is an acoustic Pickers Festival for all ages and all abilities. There is no admission for Pickers, and $6 for those who just come to watch and listen. There is primitive camping available for $10 per night (No Hook ups) Porta Potties on site. Open Mic Stage for those who want to practice their skills and stage presences. Your hosts will be Earl Jarosh and Ron Blade from MBOTMA along with Tom Schuveiller and Denny O’Brien from INSIDE BLUEGRASS “The Radio Show”. They will be broadcasting live Saturday morning. For more information, call (320) 274 8489, or, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .