Tricounty News

Firearms Safety Classes begin Aug. 11, in Eden Valley

The EV Sportsmen Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever are co-sponsoring the DNR firearms safety class in Eden Valley beginning Monday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. in the EV Library at 306 State St. N.
Students must be at least 12 (or turning 12 during this calendar year) before taking the course. The FAS Certificate becomes valid at age 12. The class is open to the first 35 students to enroll on the first night.

Persons 18 or older may take the course work on line, but must take the written test and perform the field test Aug. 21, to obtain their certificate. Talk to Gary if you are interested in that option.


EV-W IMPACT learns about chickens, soil and plants

This summer, Tracy Huhn is doing educational activities with our IMPACT group. So far we’ve W-IMPACT-009learned about chickens, soil, and plant parts. Thank you Tracy for doing these fun educational activities with our group. Submitted photos.




EV-W’s Community Education summer recreation update


We are off to a great start with T-ball, Pee Wee Baseball, 2-3 Grade Softball, Minor LeagueW-Summer-Rec-1imageBaseball, 4-6 Softball, Little League Baseball, 7-8 Grade Softball, 9-12 Grade Softball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Marching Band, the many arts and crafts classes, and the Eagle Kids Summer Program. You may have already attended some practices or games with your family. Or maybe you’ve heard the Marching Eagles out and about. It’s been a very busy first two weeks of summer fun.


EV-W Class of 1984 July 19 Reunion


The Eden Valley-Watkins Class of 1984 plans a reunion for Saturday, July 19, at Dino’s Eden Lakeside in Eden Valley.

Social Hour starts at 6 p.m. Dinner (chicken & pork chop buffet style) to follow at 7 p.m.

Please send $15/person to Cindy Tomsche at 438 Church Street, Eden Valley, MN 55329, by July 2.

If questions, email Jay Wendroth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Steve Geislinger at (320) 764-2230

Hope to see you there.


Class size in the fall is EV-W’s hot issue this summer

After extended discussion about class size at the elementary schools, it was decided to not yet hire additional teaching staff. That decision could be made at the July 9 meeting. Anticipated elementary enrollment for fall 2014 is one student less than fall 2013, and there are one and a half fewer teachers on board for fall 2014 than there were for 2013. Because the numbers shift each year, and some class years are larger than others, it is hard to anticipate exact enrollment numbers. There also are several families who have not yet committed to attend EV-W in the fall.