Tricounty News

Vacation Bible School at KUMC

We invite the Kimball area kids (preschool through grade 6) to the Kimball United Methodist Church’s 2013 Vacation Bible School to be held Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, there will be a light supper for families followed by music, Bible lessons, crafts, fun play and group activities. We will conclude at 8:30 p.m. with our themed group activity entitled “Let Us Pray.” On Thursday night, there will be a “show and tell” program followed by a potluck family supper.


Children/Teen Grief Support Group offered

This summer, Life Transitions will offer a Children and Teen Grief Support Group. This is a six-session (3-week) guided grief support group for youth who have had someone close to them die.

They will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. July 9 and 11; July 16 and 18; and July 23 and 25. This will be at Catholic Charities Life Transitions at 312 2nd Ave. N., in Sauk Rapids, MN 56379; phone (320) 529-0427. All faiths are welcome. You must call to register before starting the group. A $25 fee per family will be charged, but scholarships are available.

Thirty-seven-year cancer survivor walks for a cure

Long-time Kimball resident Jane Pickle (third from right) and members of her family participated in the May 12 Susan G. Komen Race for W-Susan-Komen-Race220the Cure at Mall of America. This was the fifth year they’ve done the 5K walk (about 3 miles). Pictured are Pat Heeren holding 2-year-old Cooper Heeren, Kate Heeren (Jane’s granddaughter), 10-year-old Caden Bruckschen (Jane’s great-grandson), Jane Pickle (37-year breast cancer survivor), Susan Pickle Hoese (Jane’s daughter and herself a three-year breast cancer survivor, and Tim Hoese (Susan’s husband). Jane and the Heerens live in Glencoe; Caden lives in Hugo. Submitted photo.


Nistler earns 60-year certificate

Watkins American Legion commander Don Kadelbach (left) presented a Certificate of 60-Year Membership to Joe Nistler during Monday’s w-Watkins MemDay 60 NistlerMemorial Day services at St. Anthony Church. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Kimball celebrates Memorial Day 2013

The Kimball Legion and Auxiliary hosted a Memorial Day service again this year at Kimball Elementary School. The Legion, Auxiliary, Sons w-130527memdaykim006of the Legion, and Junior Auxiliary marched to the school from the Legion Club. The Auxiliary did the "Empty Chair" ceremony, and demonstrated the folding of the flag. A "gravesite" service was held outdoors at the school. (All local Legions and Auxiliaries are looking for young people to join their ranks; ask any dcurrent member about it.)