Tricounty News

Valley Victors report

The Valley Victors 4-H Club held their September pizza party and election of officers Monday,
Sept. 9, at the Eden Valley Event Center. Roll call was name your favorite part of 4-H over the past year. The club discussed their goals and plans for the next year. The club’s project/area of interest for the next year is wildlife. The 2013-14 club officers are: Shelby Kuechle-president, Arnie Gruenes-vice president, Greg Lux-secretary, Mckenna Ludwig-treasurer, Sawyer Kuechle-reporter, Adrienne Lipinski-photographer/historian, and James Gathje-game leader.

Thank you to the 2012-13 club officers on a job well done. Thank you to Bridget Lux for being the club’s key leader for the past three years. Also, thanks to Lisa Ludwig and Ann Lemke for filling that position. The next meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Steve and Carrie Ludwig residence.

Valley Victors reporter,

Katherine Gathje

Kingston Lions Blood Drive Oct. 15

The Kingston Lions are planning a Blood Drive to be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Kingston Community Center. The location is 30840 722nd Avenue in Kingston.

For appointments or information, please call Sandy Smith at (320) 398-8025. Please bring photo ID or donor card. Daycare will be provided.

Klover Klomp 5K Run/Walk Oct. 12

The First Annual Klover Klomp 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run for the kids will be Saturday, Oct. 12, sponsored by the Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club.

The Schedule of events include 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. 5K race begins; 10 a.m. 1K race begins;
11 a.m. awards ceremony. Awards will be given to the top male and female in each age division. Participants will receive a free T-shirt. Late registrants are not guaranteed a T-shirt or a kids’ medal.

Fee before Sept. 30: 5K – $20;
1K – $10

Fee after Sept. 30: 5K – $25;
1K – $15


Glenn Pauls receives award

Watkins Lions president Scott Picerillo presented Glenn Pauls with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Glenn has been an active Lions Club member For several years. He serves the community by volunteering his time, and as a business owner he donates to many events and quietly states, “I don’t need a thank you, it’s just what I do.“W-Glenn-Pauls-IMG180-1

The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is a nationally recognized award, and is the highest award given to a Lions member. Congratulations Glenn, and thank you for everything you do for Watkins and this community.

Glenn Pauls, on the left, received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his exemplary service to his community from Scott Picerillo, on the right. Submitted photo.


Kimball Rod and Gun Club Trap League winners

The Kimball Rod and Gun Club has announced their 2013 Trap League winners.

League 1: Petty Brothers Meats – Bob Petty, Tom Petty, Mic Petty, Jeff Jacobs, Josh Gagner, Denny Steinhaus

League 2: Hendricks Sand &
Gravel – Joe Hendricks, Eric Hendricks, Brian Konz, Pete Jonas Jr., Pete Jonas Sr., Dallas Norgren

League 3: Ripley Transpor-
tation – Roy Winkelman, Jay Winkelman, Norman Bodeker, Rodney Atkins, Bob Hausen, Mark Keskey

League 4: Fairhaven Electric – Willy Looman, Fred Kjorlein, Scott Thompson, Bill Liedman, Larry Bysenski, Luke Rogers

This year we had 20 teams and a great number of Youth Shooters. We look forward to the Kimball Area High School Clay Target Team coming this spring! If you would like info on the KAHS Clay Target Team or to become a Kimball Rod & Gun Club member, please contact Rob Kuechle (320) 492-5662.