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Poppy Day Proclamation for May 10, 2014

WHEREAS, America is the land of freedom, preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizen soldiers;

WHEREAS, Millions who have answered the call to arms have died on the field of battle;

WHEREAS, A nation at peace must be reminded of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war;

WHEREAS, The red poppy has been designated as a symbol of sacrifice of lives in all wars; and

WHEREAS, The American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to remind America annually of this debt through the distribution of the memorial flower;

THEREFORE, I, Tammy Konz, Mayor, of the City of Kimball, Minnesota in Stearns County, do hereby proclaim this day, May 10, 2014, as POPPY DAY and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the W-Tammy-Signing-Pro.-for-Poppy-DayDSCF0564Memorial Poppy on this day.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official seal of City of Kimball, Minnesota, this day of April 28, 2014.


Kimball’s mayor Tammy Konz signed the Poppy Day Proclamation Monday, April 28, to set May 10, 2014 as Poppy Day. Submitted photo.

May 4: Science Café at Dassel History Center

The second in a series of Science Cafés is scheduled at the Dassel History Center, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The Café will continue the topic “What Is the World Made Of?” which was discussed at the first Café in February. These Cafés are friendly get-togethers to discuss a particular topic with a little something to eat and drink. A talk will be presented by the natural history advisor at the Center, Dr. Aaron Moen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. Questions and discussion will follow.

The Café is sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society.

The Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum is located at 901 First St. North in Dassel.

There is no charge for the event. Questions may be directed to Carolyn Holje, (320) 275-3077, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


May 2: Evening of Bluegrass/Gospel

Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. is an “Evening of Bluegrass/Gospel Music” at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, 4852 Reardon Ave. in Cokato.

Featured family gospel bands are The Froemming Family, Allan and Mathew Carlson, The Jorgensen Family, The Berge Family, The Mahlstedt Family, and The Ophoven Family.

It is a free-will admission, a non-profit event.


Lyme Disease: You’re not alone April 29 and May 20

Contrary to popular belief, Lyme disease is not always cured simply by a quick, one-time treatment, but can take months or even years to get rid of it. Some have found that they never get rid of all the damage that this bacteria and its co-infections has done to their bodies. We will be viewing and discussing the dramatic documentary, “Under Our Skin,” that focuses on the epidemic of chronic Lyme disease.

This class will be offered Tuesday, April 29, in Cold Spring and again Tuesday, May 20, in Sartell. The class will be led by the St. Cloud Area Lyme Support Group, all of whom have been diagnosed and struggled with this complex disease. We invite everyone to come to support, learn, and share with each other the struggles that come with this disease and its effect on the body. And before you head outdoors this summer, make sure you are on the lookout for the tiny tick that can cause you lots of misery.

The class is free to everyone. Registration prior to the class is required through the Cold Spring Community Education at (320) 685-8631, or the Sartell-
St. Stephen Community Educ-ation Office, (320) 253-4036.

April 'fool' blizzard

Schools closed early Wednesday, April 16, and started two hours late Thursday after our area got dumped with 5-12 inches W-blizzardof heavy snow. Above is the Kimball Elementary School with about 3 of the 12 inches it got Wednesday. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.