Tricounty News

Forest City Stockade's 18th annual Pioneer Christmas

Santa and Mrs. Claus had a historic setting for photos with kids at Forest City Stockade’s 18th annual Pioneer Christmas Saturday, Dec. 7. Staff photo
by Anton Matua.

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Breakfast Club: Minnesotans in the Civil War

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Join us for Breakfast Club with Dr. Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University, who will present Minnesotans in the Civil War. Residents of Minnesota had a unique experience in the 1860s. They volunteered to serve their nation in putting down the rebellion by 11 southern states. They also engaged in an internal struggle against their neighbors, the Dakota.
Dr. Glade will explore the experience of various populations in the state, as well as of soldiers serving elsewhere during this period.

Breakfast Club is at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with Dr. Betsy Glade. This event is free to members, non-members $5.


EV Community holiday fun Dec. 15

Eden Valley Healthy Communities Holiday Gathering is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Event Center. It will include opportunity for Food Shelf donations.

This is an annual event usually coordinated with the Holiday Train coming through; since this year the train is not stopping in Eden Valley, the event is still planned. The Holiday train will stop in Kimball at 9 p.m.

Activities are still being planned, but at this point, the Kingery Family is presenting a Christmas Concert from 7-8 p.m. at the Event Center; soup, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served from 6-8:30 p.m.

Watch for more information in next week’s Tri-County News..

Kimball Scouts hold Honor Court

Kimball Boy Scout Troop 357 held their Court of Honor Monday, Nov. 25. Advancing at this award ceremony were: Life Scout - Riley Matthiesen and Everett Eken; First Class - Josh Statz, and Second Class - Brice Nehring. The boys have also been busy W-Kimball-Boy-Scouts-DSC01449over the past six months, and the following Merit Badges were handed out: Jerett Edwards - Camping, Wilderness Survival, Archeology, Radio, and Geocaching; Everett Eken - Geocaching, Engineering, Indian Lore, Pottery, and Swimming; Keali’i Kapoi - Citizenship in the Community, Personal Management, and Communications; Marlowe Lexvold - Climbing and Public Speaking; Riley Matthiesen - Rifle, Camping, Geocaching, Cooking, and Archery; Brice Nehring - Astronomy, Nature, Wood Carving, and Geocaching; and Josh Statz - Basketry, Fishing, Leatherwork, Wood Carving, and Geocaching.



Help decorate Auxiliary Mitten Tree

The Kimball Legion Unit 261 will put the Mitten Tree up Friday, Nov. 29. We decorate that tree with your donations of hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and school supplies for our community children.

Everything donated will be taken to the Kimball Elementary School Monday, Dec. 16.

Please help decorate our tree so we can give some warmth and learning tools to our children at Christmas time.

Public Relations Officer, Cindy May