Tricounty News

Country Church Service at Pioneer Park July 6

Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale welcomes everyone to its annual ecumenical Country Church Service in our historic 1886 Finnish Apostolic Church Sunday, July 6. Music begins at 10 a.m. with Richard Eckman and friends. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Come sing traditional hymns and hear worship speaker Ann Joos of Hamburg, Minn. Ann will speak about the exciting mission work in Tanzania and the lives that have been changed because of it. Ann is the daughter of Teri Jenson and the late Mark Jenson, who worked extensively with agriculture development in Tanzania. Stay after the service for a brunch served in the Big Woods dining room with free will donations accepted.

St. Anthony’s parish festival



St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins held their annual picnic in the park Saturday, June 21. It was a beautiful day for outdoor games, aW-DSCF3474 community picnic, music, and fun for all ages. 



Fair Haven to select Royal Ambassadors


Pretty girls in pretty dresses. Beauty pageant queens, in their crowns and sashes, waving at crowds from the back of convertibles, hoping for world peace and a great tan. Isn’t this a common perception of royalty programs?

The new coordinators for the Fairhaven Royal Ambassadors are hoping to change that perception. Under the direction of a whole new Old Settlers Day Committee, chaired by Pam Schindele, the royalty program has undergone an overhaul that is much overdue. To begin with, no longer will there be a Queen and Princesses. Instead, there will be three equal Royal Ambassadors to represent the Old Settlers Picnic and community of Fairhaven. A Miss Congeniality will be chosen by her fellow candidates, but she will receive a gift instead of a crown and will not participate in parades and other events. Both changes bring Fairhaven in line with other towns and festivals.


June 20 St. Cloud Singles Dance

St. Cloud Singles Club Dance is from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday night, June 20, with Brothers Mayer Band at the Waite Park Legion. Admission is just $5 for members, and $7 for non-members. All singles are welcome. For more information call Deb at (320) 217-8779, or check out our web site at


Haag family reunion Aug. 17

A Haag family reunion for members of the late William and Elizabeth Haag family will be held at the Sportsmen’s Club located on Brown’s lake north of Eden Valley Sunday, Aug. 17.

There will be a potluck dinner beginning at 1 p.m. All utensils, plates, cups, coffee and Koolaid will be furnished. Please inform your families.