Tricounty News

Meeker’s 79th Annual Meeting hits a ‘Home Run’

Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Association welcomed 750 members and guests to its 79th Annual Meeting in Litchfield Monday, April 7. The Co-op used a baseball theme to celebrate its “All-Star Team” of members, employees and board of directors. CEO/General Manager Tim Mergen shared results from the 2013 Member Satisfaction Survey, highlighting our high satisfaction scores in the area of electric price stability and competitiveness, as well as system maintenance and timely outage response and restoration. “These high scores are more remarkable because we’ve had large outages from storms the past three summers,” he said.


Kimball Expo winners

At the 2014 Kimball Business and Community Expo Saturday, April 5, many of the exhibitors held drawings for a wide variety of prizes. Some of that information was turned in to the Tri-County News for publication.

Lorraine Rose won a portable gas grill from Marlon Koistinen at Your Home Repairs. Bonnie Hoglund, Mike Zieska, and Dawn Kuechle each won a furnace cleaning and service by Your Home Repairs.

Darwin Deuermeyer won the patio set from Thomes Insurance Group.

The Kimball Area Historical Society gave several prizes: Judith Lusti won a Historical Society cookbook, Shannon Dahl won a commemorative history book, Loretta Hokkala won commemorative note cards, Michael Brower won a commemorative trivet, Mary Jonas won commemorative coffee mugs, and David Peterson won a centennial county history map.

The Tri-County News drew three winners of one-year subscriptions: DuWayne Orbeck, Shannon Dahl, and Shelly Lauermann.

Congratulations to all. And “thanks” to everyone who turned out to make the day wonderful.

April 29: Financial education at FSB

Farmers State Bank of Watkins is presenting a financial education presentation to their customers and surrounding community. It will cover topics of Debt Reduction, Asset Building, and How to Improve Your Credit. It will take place at the Village Hall in Watkins. Presenter is Alex Neisen. They will be presented at two different times Tuesday,
April 29. The first at 9:30 a.m. and later at 6 p.m. This is a first in a series of financial-oriented classes FSB will present to the community.


Third annual Beer and Wine Expo in Richmond

Craft beer and fine wine pair up for a third straight year to benefit the local youth hockey program at the 2014 River Lakes Beer and Wine Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the River Lakes Civic Arena, located at 319 Central Avenue South in Richmond.

The Expo will feature more than 35 Brewers and Vintners offering over 100 varieties craft beer and fine wine. Early bird tickets are only $25 and are available for purchase through any River Lakes hockey parent, or by purchasing at Brinky’s Liquor in Richmond, Cashwise Liquor in Waite Park, West Side Liquor in Waite Park, St. Cloud, Sartell or Coborn’s on Cooper Avenue and St. Joseph. Also available online for $30 at www.riverlakesbeerand
. Get your tickets early, only 1500 sold!  Any remaining tickets with be sold at the door for $35. Designated driver tickets are available at the door for $10.


Kimball Expo 2014 a success

W-IMG 7955More than 1,050 people came through the doors at the 2014 Kimball Area Business & Community Expo Saturday morning, April 5, at Kimball Area High School. (This may well be a record attendance.) “Thank you” to all the businesses and volunteers who worked so hard to make it go smoothly, and to
everyone who came out to see what our area has to offer. Watch next week for results of the various drawings held throughout the Expo. Staff photo by Aaron Laabs.