Tricounty News

Classes offered at Hilltop Health Care Center

Series designed for people learning to self-manage an ongoing health condition

This series will be six weeks of classes covering new self-care topics each week, each class about a 2.5 hour commitment and presented at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. This is free and open to the public, all expenses, snacks, books, and instructors have been paid for by two sponsors Meeker Memorial Hospital and Hilltop Health Care Center.

This program was developed at Stanford University and has been offered at hundreds of locations throughout the United States. It is designed for any person who wants a more active role in their own health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, or any other chronic condition.

For more information or to be notified when dates and times are announced, please sign up in the front office at Hilltop with LouAnn. Dates and times will be posted in the next few weeks. Please watch for more information coming soon. Please indicate if a morning, afternoon, or evening class would be preferred.

A Walk Through Depression April 30

Real men, real stories

This discussion is free and open to the public 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Holy Cross Parish, 10651 County Road 8,
Kimball. 

Depression is a common and damaging health condition impacting more than 15 million Americans each year, and remains misunderstood and often in the shadows of discussions. When ignored, depression hurts not only the individual suffering, but their family, friends and community.

Holy Cross Parish welcomes Mike Beardsley, Bill Dehkes, and Mark Meier from the Face It Foundation for an evening of stories, fellowship, and an honest discussion about depression and suicide.

For more information, contact Face It Foundation at (612) 789-9897, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A Walk Through Depression

Real men, real stories

This discussion is free and open to the public 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Holy Cross Parish, 10651 County Road 8, Kimball. 

Depression is a common and damaging health condition impacting more than 15 million Americans each year, and remains misunderstood and often in the shadows of discussions. When ignored, depression hurts not only the individual suffering, but their family, friends and community.

Holy Cross Parish welcomes Mike Beardsley, Bill Dehkes, and Mark Meier from the Face It Foundation for an evening of stories, fellowship, and an honest discussion about depression and suicide.

For more information, contact Face It Foundation at (612) 789-9897, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

May 7: Eden Valley Blood Drive

The American Red Cross wants us to mark our calendars for Wednesday, May 7, when they will be visiting Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Every donor is important and needed, but this will be a difficult time to get people to commit being that our spring is slow at coming this year. Please help the American Red Cross reach their goal by making an appointment and informing other friends and family about the importance of donating.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form), at least 110 pounds, be in good general health, have NOT donated in the last 56 days OR 112 days if your last donation was double reds, height/weight requirements for donors younger than 19 years may apply.

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Stearns County WIC Clinics available

Stearns County Public Health provides WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Clinics in Stearns County at two locations: 

In Melrose at 114 S. 1st Ave. W, Melrose, MN 56352.

In Waite Park at 3301 County Road 138, Waite Park, MN 56387.

For eligibility information, please call Stearns County Public Health at (320) 203-6942, or if long distance, (800) 450-3663.