Tricounty News

Aug. 13: Ice Cream in the Park (Watkins)

Ice cream will be handed out at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in McCarthy Park.

Ice cream in the park is sponsored by the Watkins Chamber of Commerce.

Everyone is welcome.


‘Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux’ art exhibit closing reception

The closing reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. There will be a gallery talk featuring the artists at 4 p.m. Admission to the closing reception is free to the public.

The Stearns History Museum is proud to host a traveling art exhibition by several prestigious South Dakota artists. The artist collective known as “Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux” consists of the collaborative work of noted South Dakota artists Jerry Fogg, Ihanktonwan Nakota Oyate mixed-media artist; Chad Nelson, printmaker and art educator; Angela Behrends, mixed-media sculptor, installation artist, and arts educator; impressionist oil painter Nancyjane Huehl; and Chris Francis, who works with a mixed-media appreciation, constantly skirting a line between painting and assemblage, with an emphasis on exploring mechanical elements.

The traveling art exhibition will be at the Stearns History Museum for three months. The majority of the exhibit features unique collaborative pieces that all five artists completed together. In addition, each artist contributed several individual original works. All of the art on display is also for sale.

More information about the Blood Run Artworks Collective can be found at

Watkins Kraut N Wurst August 1-2 2014

The Watkins Fire Department hosted another Kraut N Wurst festival in Watkins this past weekend, Aug. 1-2.
Beautiful, hot days with occasional sprinkles of rain made for a perfect setting for this summer festival that’s all about community. From the coronation of Little Miss Watkins Friday evening through the “Maiden Dixie” concert Saturday night, hundreds participated in the festivities. Dozens of volunteers and sponsors helped to make it all possible. View hundreds more photos in the photo gallery at Staff photos by Anton Matua and Jean Doran Matua.



Aug. 20: Fairhaven Lions Corn in the Park

The Fairhaven Lions will have their annual Corn in the Park event Wednesday, Aug. 20.


Kimball Lions Aug. 10 Pancake Breakfast

The Kimball Lions plan an
all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Willow Creek Shelter. Time is 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon.