Tricounty News

Making dreams come true in Watkins

Hilltop Health Care Center has been making dreams come true and plan to continue to make dreams come true. In October 2012, Hilltop Health Care Center has made dreams come true for eight residents. One resident was taken to her family farm and to Walmart in Litchfield. Walmart donated a gift card for her to go shopping.


Kimball FFA attends nat'l convention

The Kimball FFA has put the "Boots On" and kicked off a great start to the new year.

National Convention

Six FFA members and their advisor Ms. Nelson joined the more than 50,000 at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.


Weather patterns and looking back at 2012

By Dan Martens,

U of M Extension

I attended a crop insurance workshop in Mankato in the middle of September where Elwynn Taylor, well know climate specialist and agronomist at Iowa State, offered some discussion about the weather, climate, and crop trends.


Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minn.

Launched anonymous tip service on its 31st birthday in November 2012

Mobile phone users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Tri-County Crime Stoppers of Minnesota. Using TipSoft allows citizens to TEXT TRITIP to 274637 (crimes) from a mobile phone.

The widespread use of text messaging makes it easy for the public to help. The Tri-County Crime Stoppers demonstrates its commitment to the public and public safety by using this technology to prevent, reduce and solve crime.


Food rules

By Jill Pertler

When I walk into the kitchen first thing Monday morning and see the medicine cupboard ajar and an open box of cold tablets on the counter, I know we may be in for a long day and an even longer week. This morning was a three-fer.

Son number one complained of a sore throat. Son number two didn't want breakfast because his stomach didn't feel right. My husband was the culprit with the cold pills. He was achy and stuffed. That's no one's favorite way to start a week.