Former local resident Jill Robinson Kilzer was recently appointed a two-year term as president of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, a professional, non-profit educational organization, and an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association. A 1971 Kimball Area High School graduate, Jill has always had the music in her. Daughter of the late Les and Gen Robinson of Kimball, Jill was very active in the KAHS band and choir. While still in junior high school, she started teaching piano from her home. Continuing music at a higher level was imminent for Robinson Kilzer. “After high school, I attended a 2-year post-Baccalaureate program in Princeton, N.J. Then following more music studies at the U of M, I completed my Masters from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.” After graduate school in 1981, Jill lived in Houston, Texas, before moving to Apple Valley, Minn., in 2000.
Canadian Pacific Railway has released the schedule for this year’s Holiday Train. The 14th annual CP Rail Holiday Train will begin its three-week journey Nov. 25, ending in Saskatchewan Dec. 19.
The festive train will come through our area Sunday, Dec. 15, with these stops: 6 p.m. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Annandale, and 9 p.m. Kimball (times are approximate). There will be no stop in Eden Valley this year, and it is estimated the train will pass through town at around 10:30 p.m.
There will be a music show at each stop. Entertainers will be The Claytones, Willy Porter and Tracey Brown.
First in Angus registrations for Minnesota during 2013
Schiefelbein Angus Farm, Kimball, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Minnesota, having recorded 557 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2013, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, Association chief executive officer.
Angus breeders across the nation in 2013 registered 388,822 head of Angus cattle. “Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” Schumann says. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.”
Stearns County is holding a fall auction to sell seized and surplus goods. The auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Avenue in Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm.
For sale are numerous vehicles: cars, trucks and SUVs, PCs, laptops, office furniture, a John Deere tractor, and numerous miscellaneous shop and yard items.
To get more information on the auction, a list of what is for sale, and to see some photos, check out the auction flyer on the Stearns County website at www.co.stearns.mn.us.
The U.S. Post Office held a public meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 25, for residents and postal customers in South Haven. Only about 7 or 8 of the 1,200-plus postal customers attended the meeting.
Based on an earlier customer survey, and last week’s meeting, a notice was posted at the South Haven Post Office Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, announcing the changes that will take place effective Nov. 16, 2013.