Tricounty News

July 30: Kimball Blood Drive

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Kimball from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday,
July 30. The Bloodmobile is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and will be held at the American Legion Club rooms located on Main Street south. Please consider taking an hour of your time to donate blood. Please bring a photo ID and/or your blood donation card.

If you missed the Blood Drive held in Watkins Wednesday, July 23, you have another chance to help so many that are in need of your lifesaving gift of blood.

What Can I do to Prepare for Donation?

Approximately 10 percent of donors are deferred because his or her hemoglobin level is too low. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets minimum hemoglobin levels to ensure donors have enough healthy blood cells to give, and that they also have enough iron in their blood to produce energy from food to carry carbon dioxide back to the lungs for removal.


'Beauty and the Beast' played well to crowds

Crowds packed the Kimball high school cafetorium last Friday, Saturday and Sunday to see the Kimball Community PlayhouseW-IMG 1877performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” 

The musical included a cast and crew of dozens of all ages, many of whom played two or three roles. 

There also were dozens of musical numbers, performed by the cast and orchestra. Most famous, perhaps, are “Beauty and the Beast” and “Be Our Guest.”

Director was Jody Markgraf, stage manager was Kenzie Traurig, choreographer was Jude Hamer, and music director was Cherie Ploof.

Cast and crew greeted family and fans after Saturday’s performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” Production members came from Annandale, South Haven, Kimball, Watkins, Eden Valley, Cold Spring, Luxemburg, and even Munich, Germany. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Rose wins $1 million at South Haven Sports


Travis Rose is the area’s newest millionnaire. Well, perhaps not quite millionnaire. After state and federal taxes, he will keep $677,500 of his million-dollar scratch-off win.millionnaire

Sunday, July 13, Rose stopped at South Haven Sports (the gas station in South Haven). He bought a $50 scratch-off ticket and went out to his car to scratch it off; it was a loser. He came in to buy another $50 ticket and won $500 on that one. He came back to buy yet another $50 scratch-off, but clerk Ben Ranta convinced him that chances were very slim of the very next ticket also being a winner, so Rose bought a $30 ticket in the relatively new (since February) Million Dollar Payday game. That ticket won him
$1 million.

Actually, Rose is the first to win and claim the top prize in this new game. There are two other $1 million tickets out there somewhere, unsold.

Kathy Zangla, owner of South Haven Sports, is excited about the win. (The store will receive a $3,000 credit for having sold the winning ticket.) They have a sign posted out front that they sold the $1 million winning ticket.


South Haven Days July 26


Come and celebrate South Haven Days with us Saturday,
July 26. Why not attend the parade at 11 a.m., and then walk over to Zion United Methodist Church, for the car show and family activities.SH parade - RGB

There will be a lunch stand available outside, plus, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. you’ll be able to have dessert of pie and Ice Cream inside sponsored by Zion United Methodist Church. There will also be whole pies for sale along with other baked goods.

The children’s games  will be from 11:15 a.m.-12 noon, everyone’s a winner and every child receives a prize.

Dazzling Dave Yo-Yo Master will entertain the whole family starting at 12 noon on the west side of the church on the grass, in case of rain it’ll move inside.


July 18-20: Pickin’ in the Park is for all ages

Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale invites everyone to “Pickin’ in the Big Woods” First Annual Pickers Festival July 18, 19, 20, 2014. This is an acoustic Pickers Festival for all ages and all abilities. There is no admission for Pickers, and $6 for those who just come to watch and listen. There is primitive camping available for $10 per night (No Hook ups) Porta Potties on site. Open Mic Stage for those who want to practice their skills and stage presences. Your hosts will be Earl Jarosh and Ron Blade from MBOTMA along with Tom Schuveiller and Denny O’Brien from INSIDE BLUEGRASS “The Radio Show”. They will be broadcasting live Saturday morning. For more information, call (320) 274 8489, or, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .