Tricounty News

Kimball American Legion Auxiliary attends conference

A delegation of nine members from Frederick A Metcalf Unit 261 Kimball attended the 6th District American LegionW-Kimball-Am-Legion-photo Auxiliary Conference held in Walker, Minn., Friday and Saturday, June 6-7.

Serving the 6th District as officers for the 2013-2014 Auxiliary year were: Carol Santone-Royal, Sergeant-At-Arms; LuAnn Marschel, Chaplain; and Abby Zenzen, Historian.

During the conference, Dori Hamilton served as the President’s personal page and Renee Berscheid served on the credentials committee. Carrying Unit colors were Suzette Carlson and Cindy May.


Join us for the Old Settlers’ Picnic

Saturday, June 28 in Fair Haven

Don’t miss this annual historical event! Anyone wanting to be in Fairhaven Old Settler parade, just show up Saturday, June 28. Line-up starts at 9 a.m. in Concordia Lutheran Church lot. Parade starts at 10 a.m.

Kids’ decorating bike contest: You can ride in parade if you want or not. 5-12-year ages. Judging of bikes is in park after the parade on west side of pavilion.

Still looking for non-profit organizations wanting to have a stand in the park. Please call Pam at (320) 236-7739 to register or for any questions.

Local author publishes first book

Megan (Truenow) Kiffmeyer, at right, held her first book-signing event Friday evening, June 6, at Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball. Her firstW-IMG 9759 book, “Moving On,” is out, and available for sale at bookstores, online, and in the Tri-County News office. See story on page 20. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


June 20: Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service

Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service is coming to Kimball from 7 a.m. to noon Friday, June 20, at the Kimball American Legion.


A good goose feather pillow, considered the Cadillac of pillow, given proper care, should last anywhere between 60 and 100 years, and still be in good usable condition. Here is why most of them don’t last:

Every time a pillow is washed or steam cleaned, those feathers have lost between 10 and 15 years of their usefulness.

This is because a feather depends on the oil in it for its life and softness. Washing or steam cleaning removes oil from them, shortening their usable life. Now, if you get the pillow cleaned and covered in a new ticking (material) reasonably priced, doing so without removing any oil from the feathers, it is possible to have a pillow that would last you many, many years.


Pool passes available for June 18

The pool in Watkins is now open. Free passes are available for Wednesday, June 18, and may be picked up at these four locations. Wally’s Café, Stein’s Thriftway, Riverwood Realty, and Centra Sota Coop in Watkins. These free passes are sponsored by the Watkins Chamber of Commerce, Farmers State Bank of Watkins, and Hilltop Health Care Center.

The swimming Wednesday, June 18, will begin at 12:30 p.m. until closing.

There will be another “Free Watkins Pool Pass” event in July and another in August.