Tricounty News

Ducks Unlimited Sportman’s Night Out

Mark your calendars for the Seventh  Annual Sportmans Night Out which will be at Powder Ridge north of Kimball Friday, April 11. The event is sponsored by Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited Chapter #312. This event includes raffles for a Fishing package, Waterfowl/Turkey Hunting package, Tier Raffle, 3-Gun Raffle, shell toss Duck Hunters package, Pull Tab Gun Raffle, Green Wing Raffle Sponsored by The Kimball Rod and Gun Club, and a Deer Hunting package.

The Big Dog gun is a Benelli Montefeltro Silver, DU engraved 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun. Other packages will be available with a total of at least 12 shotguns and rifles raffled. A silent auction will also include many donated items from area businesses and DU merchandise. A sit-down dinner of chicken or braised beef will be included.

Purchase your tickets soon, as no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Jamie Kurkowski at (320) 241-6975 for tickets or more information. There is a limited number of tickets sold this year.

Central Lakes Snowmobile Club is up to this

Hope you are all enjoying the Winter season, It’s a bit cold even for me, but nevertheless we had snow on the ground and groomed trails to ride on.

Saturday, Feb. 22, come out and enjoy some free burgers and pop, West of Pearl Lake, right on the snowmobile trail (No vehicles out there, thanks). Starting at noon and goes until the food is gone. We hope to see you out there.

Saturday, Feb 22, the Elmer Garding Anticet snowmobile ride is going on. If anybody needs one of their old sleds hauled back to their trailers, Dean Hendrickson said to just call him and he’ll bring his tow sled, (320) 248-4737. For information on the Anticet ride with proceeds going to Coborns Cancer Center, call Nick at (320) 292-0090.

Saturday, March 1, our club is going on a Club Ride Leaving the Pearl Lake Lodge at Noon, so show up at 11 a.m. to get started. We can go on a short ride or a long ride depending on who shows up.

Check out our website at: central,
for more information.

Nick Vossen


KAHS Clay Target Team now organizing

Sign up is going on now! So far, we have a team of 14 athletes. All shooting will be done at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. Registration ends Feb. 28. $150 per athlete, includes ammo, clay targets, etc. Must be grade 7-12 and have a firearm safety certificate. Any questions, or to register please call Rob Kuechle, (320) 492-5662.


Central Lakes Snowmobile Club activities

Since our last meeting, our club has been busy… This Saturday, Feb. 15, The Stearns County Trail Assn. is having a Snowmobile Cancer Ride. Starting at 1 p.m. with the snowmobile ride leaving the Richmond’s Club house and returning when they are done. Food and drink will be anytime after 2 p.m. Silent auction items wil be on display the whole time ending at 6 p.m., all at Richmond’s Club house west of Richmond, Minn. The bonfire will start at 4 p.m. going until ?. The general public is welcomed, so drive your car out there if you can’t make it on a sled. For more information, call Randy at (320) 250-4976.

Our trails are being groomed twice a week now, and they are holding up nicely (One nice thing about the cold). Get out there and ride.

Nick Vossen


Feb. 22: Cabin fever reliever

Are you sick and tired of all of the snow and seemingly endless cold weather? Take a break from it and visit the Stearns History Museum’s Cabin Fever Reliever Saturday, Feb. 22. It is a day to enjoy Minnesota winters with entertaining indoor and outdoor activities for families and hear St. Cloud’s own award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Spring perform a kids concert. Held at the Stearns History Museum at 235 33rd Ave South in Heritage Regional Park, this event is fun for the whole family (especially ages 3-12). The Cabin Fever Reliever has indoor and outdoor activities from 10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. (please dress accordingly) and Paul Spring’s Kids Concert from 1-2 p.m. sponsored by the St. Cloud Kiwanis Club.