Tricounty News

Little Miss Kimball candidates wanted

The Little Miss Kimball committee is seeking candidates for the Little Miss Kimball pageant as part of the Kimball Days 2013 celebration Aug. 9-11. This event is open to girls ages 7-10 within the Kimball Area School District.
The fee to participate is $30.

The maximum limit is 10 girls (the first 10 girls signed up will be the contestants). Letters have been sent out to Kimball businesses and organizations. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at Kimball City Hall.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 12. For more information, call Patty Decknatel at (320) 398-2302, or Karla Ehlinger at (320) 398-5903.

Luxemburg Farmers Market beginning season

We are starting up the Luxemburg Farmers Market again this year for the season. We are every Monday from 4-6 p.m. in the
St. Wendelin’s School/Church parking lot. 

To reserve a spot or for any questions, please call Michele Groinus at (320) 654-9321.

After 55 years of shuttling children to school, a Kimball bus driver shows no sign of slowing down

Reprinted with permission from St. Cloud Times. This story appeared on the front page of the St. Cloud Times Monday,
June 3, 2013.


w-Dean Mozena


Kimball wrestlers, families and boosters clean up

Some Kimball Area High School and KES wrestlers and their families, are seen helping with the Kimball Wrestling Boosters Club’s adopt-a-highway. They cleaned a section of County Road 147 and County W-Kimball-Wrestling-Boosters-Club-Adopt-a-Highway-photoRoad 48 near Marty (Pearl Lake). Submitted photo.


Kickoff Music Festival Central Minnesota May 31-June 2

The 21st annual Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival will be May 31 through June 2, at El Rancho Mañana in Stearns County. This three-day outdoor music and camping festival will feature 20 bands from Minnesota that perform bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related genres of acoustic music. Add in the hundreds of amateur pickers on the grounds and the woods will be ringing with fiddles, banjos, and guitars. The annual event is produced by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association.

No Man’s Stringband, The Flemming Fold, Moss Piglets, Eelpout Stringers, Hey Lonesome, Blue Yodel #9, No Grass Limit, The Cactus Blossoms, and The Platte Valley Boys are just a few of the many bands scheduled to perform. In addition to the main stage concerts there will be a variety of activities including workshops, a “Jam With The Band” program, open mic in the ranch house, the Gathering Place tent, and plenty of campground jam sessions. It’s a family-friendly event - tickets for teenagers are only $5 for one or all days (including camping) and children age 12 and under are admitted free. You can go for the day or camp for the weekend. For more information about the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival, call (800) 635-3037, or visit