Tricounty News

Glenn Pauls receives award

Watkins Lions president Scott Picerillo presented Glenn Pauls with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Glenn has been an active Lions Club member For several years. He serves the community by volunteering his time, and as a business owner he donates to many events and quietly states, “I don’t need a thank you, it’s just what I do.“W-Glenn-Pauls-IMG180-1

The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is a nationally recognized award, and is the highest award given to a Lions member. Congratulations Glenn, and thank you for everything you do for Watkins and this community.

Glenn Pauls, on the left, received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his exemplary service to his community from Scott Picerillo, on the right. Submitted photo.


Kimball Rod and Gun Club Trap League winners

The Kimball Rod and Gun Club has announced their 2013 Trap League winners.

League 1: Petty Brothers Meats – Bob Petty, Tom Petty, Mic Petty, Jeff Jacobs, Josh Gagner, Denny Steinhaus

League 2: Hendricks Sand &
Gravel – Joe Hendricks, Eric Hendricks, Brian Konz, Pete Jonas Jr., Pete Jonas Sr., Dallas Norgren

League 3: Ripley Transpor-
tation – Roy Winkelman, Jay Winkelman, Norman Bodeker, Rodney Atkins, Bob Hausen, Mark Keskey

League 4: Fairhaven Electric – Willy Looman, Fred Kjorlein, Scott Thompson, Bill Liedman, Larry Bysenski, Luke Rogers

This year we had 20 teams and a great number of Youth Shooters. We look forward to the Kimball Area High School Clay Target Team coming this spring! If you would like info on the KAHS Clay Target Team or to become a Kimball Rod & Gun Club member, please contact Rob Kuechle (320) 492-5662. 

Call for artists

Area artists are invited to attend an informational meeting concerning a Dassel Area Historical Society art exhibit to open Labor Day weekend of 2014. Corn is the theme of the exhibit which will include media such as oil and acrylic painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, etc., as well as a division of plein aire painting. The DAHS encourages both established and new artists to participate.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the community room of the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum, 901 1st St. N., Dassel. For more information call (320) 275-3077.

Cokato Historical Society receives grant

Society receives Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant for continued glass plate scanning and digitization

The Cokato Historical Society has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program. This grant will be used to fund Phase VI of the continued scanning and digitization of glass plate negatives from the Gust Akerlund Photography Studio collection. For this phase, 2,000 of the 5x7 plates will be scanned, with digital copies produced for archiving. Upon completion of this phase, nearly 85 percent of the more than 11,380 plates in the collection will have been scanned and digitized.

Funds distributed through this program are generated by the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Act constitutional amendment passed by the voters of Minnesota in November 2008. This amendment increased the state sales tax by
3/8 of 1 percent, with the funds separated as follows: Outdoor Heritage; Clean Water; Parks & Trails; and Arts & Cultural Heritage.  The State Historical Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society administers the portion of the Arts & Cultural Heritage funds made available to museums and historical agencies.

For more information about the Legacy Amendment funding, visit the web site of the Minnesota Historical Society,, and click on the “Historical and Cultural Grants” link.

Information about the Akerlund Studio can be found at the museum’s web site:, and click on the “Cokato Museum” link, or call (320)

The Cokato Museum is a cooperative effort of the City of Cokato and the Cokato Historical Society.

Kimball Legion Auxiliary meets Sept. 11

The regular meeting of Frederick Metcalf Unit 261, Kimball will resume meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Our first meeting of the year will be held at Hendricks Sand & Gravel office in Kimball

Public Relations Officer

Cindy May