Tricounty News

Wear a poppy

The American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies for contributions to promote continued rehabilitaion efforts for veterans. Since that first auxiliary convention in 1921, the poppy program has flourished in the guiding hands and caring hearts of the American Legion Auxiliary. The small red paper flower still blooms and its message is still strong and clear, we remember your courage and sacrifice, you did not serve in vain.

Please watch for poppy promotions and displays and make a generous contribution to support our veterans. Wear your poppy in honor of the millions of Americans who have willingly served and who are currently serving our nation, all too many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could remain living in a free country under God. There is not a better way to say THANK YOU than to wear a poppy as a reminder that we will “always remember.”

Kimball Cemetery Corp. meets May 23

Annual meeting rescheduled

Because of inclement weather, it was necessary to cancel the 2013 annual meeting of the Kimball Cemetery Corporation originally scheduled for April 18. The 2013 annual meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in Kimball City Hall.

If you have loved ones interred or own gravesites in Kimball Cemetery, you are encouraged to attend. There are fees to consider and decisions to be made that require your attendance.

Donations accepted for North Kingston Cemetery

Donations are needed to cover costs of mowing at North Kingston Cemetery. Please send your donations to Glendale Rumsey at 71249 335th Street, Kimball MN 55353. Your help is appreciated.


Kingston Mini Mart now open

The Kingston Mini Mart at 31083 Highway 15 in Kingston is now open under new ownership. Their hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 7 a.m. to
9 p.m. Phone (320) 398-9501

You are invited to come in and see the newly remodeled store featuring:

• 24 – hour pay at the pump with non-oxygenated premium gas as well as regular unleaded and diesel

• Coffee and cappuccino


Sixth annual Old Glory Run May 18

The 18,000 member Minnesota Disabled American Veteran (DAV) organization is once again announcing plans for the sixth annual Old Glory Run in Cold Spring scheduled for May 18.

This event was first organized by local Cold Spring/St. Cloud area volunteers Curt and Pam Karls in 2007. They have continued organizing and coordinating the event and have played a significant role in providing funds raised through this event to the Minn. Disabled American Veterans organization. Minnesota State DAV Commander Bob Erickson recently stated “Curt and Pam Karls have become heroes to the veterans we serve in this Central Minnesota community. One of our primary programs here is providing free transportation for veterans who need transportation to and from their medical appointments at the St. Cloud VA medical center as a part of the VA/DAV transportation program. We have purchased three new Ford vans driven by DAV volunteers to transport these veterans … and as a result of Curt and Pams generosity and gift of time and talents, we have many area veterans enjoying a better quality of life”.