Tricounty News

Thanks to many friends

Look around and you will find the greatest treasure of all: friendship. And that was never more evident than in all the prayers and words of comfort offered on Don’s behalf through his long struggle with dementia. We would especially like to thank the staff of the Annandale Care Center and his hospice team from North Memorial for their care given to him.

To Father Tom Olson who made weekly visits to pray with Don, and who was the celebrant at Don’s funeral mass. To Samuel and Hannah Ehlinger who were mass servers; St. Anne’s Church choir and organist Frosty Schiefelbein, and the ladies of Group 4 who served the meal. To friends Bev Orson and Bev Chollett from The Cottages who served lunch after the wake. To the members of American Legion Post 261 and two members of the Minnesota National Guard who provided graveside services and honor guard.

To Thomas Ehlinger who was always there for us from the beginning of Don’s long journey from this world into God’s Heavenly Kingdom where he is at eternal rest. And finally, to Dingmann Funeral Care for their comforting words of sympathy and for conducting Don’s funeral with tender loving care. God bless everyone who shared that friendship!

The Pusc family: wife Claire,

Russell and Michelle Pusc,

Lori Ann Ernest,

Linda and Allan Sjodin,

Grandchildren and


Thanks for quick response

Thanks goes to the Kimball Rescue, the police, and to the Watkins Ambulance for the fast response when they were needed. Thank you for your kind service!

John “Jack” Young,

Kimball resident

KAHS and the Hunger Squad

The Kimball Area High School and the Hunger Squad would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for donating to the Kimball Feeding Countries Food Packing Event held Tuesday, March 25. Fairhaven Lions, Kimball Lions, St. Augusta Lions, Watkins Lions, Kingston Lions, Kimball Sport Boosters, Kimball Wrestling Boosters, PIE, Kimball Fire and Rescue, South Haven Fire and Rescue, Living Way Church in Sauk Rapids, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Kimball United Methodist Church, American Family Insurance, Harvest Bank of Kimball, Mill Creek Creamery, and  Kimball American Legion. The Hunger Squad would also like to thank the following for donating gift cards and products for service projects and door prizes: Schwann’s, Dairy Queen of Annandale, McDonalds of Annandale, Subway of Annandale, Taher, Pearl Lake Lodge, Viking Coca Cola, Bernick’s Pepsi, Buffalo Wild Wings, Papa John’s of St. Cloud, Chicago Pizza, Papa Murphy’s, China King of Annandale, Knaus Sausage House, Sysco Foods. Thank you to the individual donors, to the students and staff of Kimball Schools for making this event fun and meaningful, and to Mary and Ezra of Impact Lives for all your work to make this event run smoothly.

Kristine O’Brien, Community Education Director

DeWayne Mareck re-election announcement

Thank you to the constituents of Stearns County Commissioner District One for your support over the past eight years. It has been and continues to be a privilege and honor to serve as your Stearns County Commissioner.

It is with great humility and excitement that I announce my candidacy for re-election to the Stearns County Board of Commissioners for District One.

Given the opportunity, I will continue to be a strong voice on the Stearns County Board by balancing decisions with available resources. The guiding principles in making those decisions are Stearns County’s Core Values which include Maintaining Public Safety & Infrastructure; as well as Protecting Vulnerable Persons & the Environment.

Thanks again to constituents of Stearns County Commissioner District One for your support.

Thank you.


Evelyn Stone’s family thanks

THANK YOU ALL for your willingness to “BELIEVE!” for EVIE!

Little Evelyn Alazne Stone’s family sends thank you upon thank you for the prayers, love, and financial support generously given to assist with medical expenses relating to little Evie’s care. This past December of 2013 she was diagnosed with Primary/Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) specifically, or PH in general.

It is difficult to come up with words that are just right to express our great appreciation and gratitude for your acts of kindness, caring, and generosity. We are humbled. A special Thank You to Laura Meyer and Alissa (Kuseske) Keil (benefit organizers), and Kimball Elementary teachers: Ms. Mary Bernardy, Mrs. Theresa Niemi, Mrs. Melissa Herrington, Mrs. Patti Bauerly, and all the fifth- and sixth-grade students for allowing the benefit/donation table to happen at their KES Fish Fry.