Kimball Days 2014 can now be written into the books. Beautiful weather Friday and Saturday, but it rained on our parade Sunday afternoon. A few new activities, including French Lake Wrestling and the Firemen’sWaterball Fight.
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Stearns County
Mrs. Stearns County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at Ritsche Auditorium, March 14, 2015, in St. Cloud.
The woman chosen as Mrs. Stearns County will become an ambassador from the Stearns County area and will receive the official title and sash.
The woman chosen as Mrs. Minnesota will receive a prize package worth $7,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2015 Mrs. International Pageant in July.
This year’s Little Miss Kimball pagent resulted in three Ambassadors, with equal rank and title (no queen andprincesses). From 10 candidates, three were selected to be Little Miss Kimball Ambassadors: Madison Mueller, Taylor Maurer, and Jordyn Donnay. The girls will represent Kimball in parades and community festivals during the coming year. Congratulations! (See more photos from Kimball Days on pages 9 and 16, and hundreds more in our online photo gallery at www.tricountynews.mn. Photo courtesy of Images by Marguerite.
At its Aug. 5 meeting, the Kimball city council approved hiring a part-time police officer effective that day. Anita Henningsgaard is currently a police officer in Cold Spring, and she also will work 8-10 hours a week in Kimball.
The public hearing for Kim-Built Country Store & Deli was held, with no public comment. The city approved the installation of a sign that is larger than allowed by city ordinance (which is quite small, the size of an average real estate “for sale” sign).
The council waived a $115 charge to mow the lawn of a home owned on Magnus Johnson Street. His lawn mower was broken and he missed mowing one week, yet there are more serious issues with other homes in the area that have been overlooked.
New London to New Brighton
The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, from New London’s Peace Lutheran Church parking lot. The Run will feature 60+ veteran cars from 1908 or earlier and any 2-cylinder vehicles through 1915. They will come to Minnesota to tour from around the country.
The NLNB is considered by many to be the premiere old car tour in the country. This year will be no exception. Spectators will see many unique and rare cars, many that you’d only expect to see in museums.