Tricounty News

Hawaiian Day at Hilltop Health Care Center

We should be well into the Spring sports season by now. Instead, we are still shoveling snow and bracing for winter storms. Fields, tracks, and golf courses alike are buried (again) in white. But the sun has arrived, and with it warmer temperatures. Baseball, softball, golf, and track and field are coming. We just don’t have front-page photos of them yet, with all that green grass just waiting to show itself. So, in the meantime, enjoy this little bit of sunshine brought to Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins last week, Friday April 19 to be exact. Johnny Pineapple brought his show to Hilltop, and we’re sharing it with you here, with warm, sunny wishes for Spring’s arrival! W-IMG 4340


Sign up now for Kimball All-City Garage Sale

The Kimball All-City Garage Sale, sponsored by the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, May 11. Sign up now through May 1, at Tri-County News, or the Harvest Bank. There will not be a registration fee this year. The event will be advertised in the Tri-County News,
St. Cloud Times, and three other local papers. Maps will be available the day of the sale.


Congratulations, Kimball Expo winners

Many of the 50+ exhibitors at the Kimball Expo April 6 held drawings and give-aways. Below are those that were reported to the Tri-County W-IMG 4235-croppedNews:

• St. John’s Lutheran Church (Kimball): Baby quilt to Barb Huckenpoehler, prayer journal to Doris Mason, and the Teddy bear children’s raffle to Chloe Stelten.

• Oak Realty: bird house to Darlene Grams of St. Cloud (may be picked up at Oak Realty office in Annandale).

• Your Home Repairs: three free furnace cleaning and tune-ups, one each to Marlene Konz of Kimball, Lee Paulzine of Holdingford, and Charles and Colleen Mackereth of Kimball.

• Tri-County News: 1-year subscription to Paula Capes of Kimball, and Kindle Fire to Laurie Doering (pictured below) of South Haven.

Eden Valley city garage sale

Saturday, May 11, has been set for the Eden Valley city-wide garage sale. Contact Michelle Hanson at (320) 453-2368 to register, or e-mail your listing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A reply will be sent to confirm receipt of e-mail registration. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 8. Sponsored by the Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce.


City clerks, administrators recognized for service to cities

Statewide organization honors 36 who achieved professional certification

A total of 36 city staff members from communities throughout Minnesota were recognized by their colleagues for outstanding commitment and dedication to good government in late March during the Minnesota Clerks & Finance Officers Association (MCFOA) annual conference in
St. Cloud.