Tricounty News

Footloose opens July 12

W-footloose-HeroFootloose cast members Virginia Block, Ariel Laabs, Holly Dahlinger, Kenzie Traurig and Chelsey Maus rehearse "Holding Out for a Hero" for the upcoming Kimball Community Playhouse production of "Footloose." A cast of nearly 50 talented youth and adults will wow you with their performances! The summer musical opens at 7 p.m. Friday July 12. Additional performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13 and at 2 p.m. Sunday July 14. Tickets are available at the door $10 ($8 for seniors/students). Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.

Veterans rendezvous planned (2)

Central Minnesota veterans and their families are invited to Rendezvous for an afternoon of music, fun, and connection to fellow veterans and the St. Cloud VA and its programs, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Circle Parking Lot on the campus of the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.

“In naming this event, we chose Rendezvous for some of the symbolism it conveys, but the number one thing we want to provide is an opportunity for veterans to connect with each other in a relaxing, fun and welcoming environment,” said Brett Jagodzinski, a VA employee organizing the event.

“During the fur trade era of the early nineteenth century, the ‘Rendezvous’ was an annual gathering where trappers traded their fur pelts for goods and supplies, and engaged in fellowship and camaraderie after a long, often lonely year spent trapping in the mountains,” explained Jagodzinski. “In the military, a rendezvous point is often a prearranged meeting place where troops know they can meet up with one another if they get separated during battle. This event sort of blends both of those ideas together.”

Planned activities include live music concerts, food, and family games, Jagodzinski said. A variety of Veteran-focused VA information booths will also be available during the event.

“The musical performers will be high quality, national touring shows,” Jagodzinski said.  Performers will be announced on the St. Cloud VA’s Facebook page at

The event is open to all residential Veterans, to Veterans throughout Central Minnesota, and their immediate families.

Financial and volunteer support is being provided by the Clearwater Legion Riders, Minnesota Patriot Guard, Clearwater American Legion, Weber’s Deck, and White Oak Realty.

Kimball FFA members attend five day conference in Deep Portage (2)

W-Joelle-Edwards-FFA-camp-pictureLeft to right: Dalton Kampsen, Region V President, Kimball FFA members Joelle Edwards and Sami Reinert and Brandon Roiger Minnesota State FFA Reporter. Submitted photo.Kimball FFA members Sami Reinert and Joelle Edwards spent five days at the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve in Hackensack, Minnesota for annual State Greenhand Leadership Conference (SGLC) June 24 - 28. 

SGLC is a conference held once a year for first year FFA members. The five day camp consists of team building activities, and individual activities that focus on the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Through the week, many obstacles were faced, from losing your name tag and having to sing in front of everyone to get it back, to building each individual’s leadership and confidence, and spending time with other FFA members from all over the state.

These experiences have impacted these students and they brought back great ideas and stories for their own chapter.

“Fuel your Fire” is the theme this year for the Minnesota FFA. The Kimball FFA would like to thank everyone who has supported them throughout the years and encourages individuals to “Fuel your Fire” with the Kimball FFA.

Nominate Kimball Days Grand Marshals

Forms are available at Kimball City Hall to nominate someone to be Grand Marshal of the Kimball Days parade. Deadline to turn in the forms is Sunday, July 14.


Kimball Legion to march June 29

The Kimball Legion will march in the Fair Haven Old
Settlers Parade Saturday, June 29.

Please be at the clubhouse by 9 a.m. that day.

Roseann Petty (320) 398-8202.