Tricounty News

Craft and Vendor Fair seeking vendors

Kimball Days is looking for crafters and vendors for
Kimball Days for Aug. 9. Forms can be requested at this email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The fair will run from 9-2 p.m.


Quilt and Wine show June 28

The Quilts and Wine show was held at Millner Heritage Winery Saturday, June 28, sponsored byW-DSCF3738Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop and Friendship Quilters of Kimball. The quilts were hung indoors (instead of in the vineyard) because of the threat of rain, but they were still beautiful. Staff photo by Anton Matua.


Harvest Bank cookout in Kimball

Harvest Bank in Kimball hosted a cookout in the front and side yard of the bank Friday, June 27, W-IMG 0231over the noon hour. Stearns County Dairy Princesses Abby Molitor (center) and Maria Donnay (center right) helped serve up ice cream to go with the Knaus brats and pop. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Valley Daze 2014 is another success


Everyone expected severe thunderstorms all weekend. But, other than a gully-washer Thursday night,
the weather was great. That evening’s family kick-off event was moved indoors (see bottom, far right) into the Event Center, which seemed to work quite well, especially after the rains started.W-DSCF3599

Friday’s activities included lots of food and beer, of course. The Business Expo and Healthy Communities silent auction went on Friday and Saturday inside the Event Center (Library). Annandale Paintball had a big set-up across from city hall where kids could practice shooting, or take on opponents inside a closed course, both Friday and Saturday. Inflatable bouncers, sponsored by Arvig, were up for kids both days too.DSCF3821-RGB



Congratulations, Fair Haven Royal Ambassadors


It nearly didn’t happen.For awhile it looked as though the Fair Haven Old Settlers Picnic wasW-109-fhos running out of steam. Like so many things in small towns, those who had led it for many years were tired and quitting. It was difficult to get contestants to enter; last year there was no queen program in Fair Haven.

This year, with new blood infused, the Old Settlers Picnic joined the Royal Ambassadors program. The four girls who applied this year had to complete an essay about the community’s history, and create a cover letter and résumé. This year marked the 88th year of Old Settlers.