Tricounty News

Eden Valley Memorial Day Program

Monday, May 26, 2014


Assemble for the parade at the Legion Post at 10:30 a.m. Parade lineup will be on the west side of the high school at 11:15. The parade will consist of the colors with guard, all veterans and members of the American Legion, POW-MIA Honor Guard, American Legion Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary, Eden Valley Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts.

The parade will begin on Cossairt Avenue, west to State Street, and south to the Legion Park.

All servicemen and women who served at any time are asked to participate in the parade and program.

The public is invited to view the parade and take part in the program at the Legion Park at
11:30 a.m.


Bean-bag tournament results

The fourth annual Watkins Lions Club Bean-bag tournament took place Saturday, May 17 at the Watkins Skating Rink. Games began at 1:30 W-IMG 9100p.m. The following are the results of the tournament with their team names in quotes.

First place - “Skeeters” Steve Lamser and Dale Gerads

Second place - “Squirrels” John Kramer and Alex Bateman

Third place - “Cupcake Warriors” Marty Kramer and Eric Hartfield

Fourth place - “Stupid” Glenn Pauls and Melvin Kramer

Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Candidates sought for Fairhaven Picnic

The Fairhaven Old Settlers’ Day Picnic Association seeks candidates for the 2014-15 Royal Ambassador program. Candidates will participate in ambassador development activities, and three Royal Ambassadors will be crowned at the Fairhaven Old Settlers’ Day Picnic Saturday, June 28. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the Ambassador Coronation at 6 p.m.


Organizations sought for booths at Fairhaven Picnic

This is the 88th year of Fairhaven Old Settlers Day Picnic. It is coming June 28. The committee is working hard to make it a great day for all.

Any non-profit organizations that would like to have a game booth or stand should please register by calling Pam Schindele at (320) 236-7739.

Next OSD committee meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Fairhaven park pavilion. Anyone wanting to attend the meeting is welcome.

May 17: Studebaker Day

This event at Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale, is for all car lovers, but Studebakers are the feature cars, and the North Star Chapter of Minnesota is hosting this event 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

Currently electric vehicles have hit the news. However, electric cars are nothing new. Studebaker in 1902 manufactured and sold electric cars. Studebaker started producing wagons in 1852 and was the largest wagon manufacturer in the world. Studebaker wagons were used in the Civil War and were the wagon of choice in developing the West. Studebaker manufactured cars and trucks until 1966 and then closed because of economic reasons. The government at that time was not prepared to bail out car manufacturers. You will see Studebakers from the early 50s, the “Bullet Nose,” the mid 50s Loewy Coups, Hawks, Larks and the radical fiberglass sports sedan, the Avanti.

Joining us will be two other car clubs, the Wright County Car Club from Buffalo, featuring beautiful rods, customs and classics. New for this year is a club from Monticello, the Kingdom Cruisers.

If you have a classic car, even though it is not a Studebaker, come out and join us. Free admission if you bring a classic.