Tricounty News

Ducks Unlimited met in Kimball

The 7th annual Sportsman’s Night Out was held at Powder Ridge near Kimball last Friday evening, April 11. More than 160 attendees enjoyed the delicious meal prepared by the new cooking staff at Powder Ridge. W-IMG 8057

Raffles, drawings, and prizes were the focus of attention as many winners went home with smiles on their faces.

Please take a moment to go to and look at the short video “Speak up, Step up for Conservation.” It is truly a tribute to why we attend our local DU banquet. Thank you.

Bill Liedman (center) was instrumental in starting a Ducks Unlimited chapter in Kimball. He strongly believes in the value of conservation for future generations of hunters. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


April 29: Kimball Cemetery Assoc. meets

The Kimball Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Kimball City Hall.

All interested parties are urged to attend.

Kimball Cemetery Board


April 27: Minnesota Pioneer Park Breakfast

Minnesota Pioneer Park presents its 37th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, home-made doughnuts (limited quantity), juice, coffee, milk, and all-you-can-eat pancakes served with real maple syrup.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, and age 3 and younger are free. Maple syrup will be for sale. Minnesota Pioneer Park is located at 725 Pioneer Park Trail in Annandale.


April 18: St. Cloud Singles Club Dance

The St. Cloud Singles Club plans a dance for Friday, April 18, with Saintrio band at the Waite Park Legion from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Admission is just $5 for members and $7 for non-members. All singles are welcome. For more information call Deb at (320) 217-8779, or check out our web site at


Kimball DU holds seventh banquet

About 165 individuals came out for this year’s Ducks Unlimited banquet, Kimball chapter. This was the seventh year of the banquet, the fifth at Powder Ridge.

W-IMG 8087The event raises an average of $20,000 each year for conservation projects, mostly in South Dakota where duck hunting is still good.

“I feel sorry for kids now,” said founder Bill Liedman. “Ducks here are bad,” he added. But they used to be good. Now the best duck hunting is in South Dakota, and Ducks Unlimited works hard to keep it good.

Liedman noted that what’s good for ducks also is good for turkeys, pheasant, deer, and more; and vice-versa. Conservation benefits everyone.

Brandi Schiefelbein (left) and Ali Bonham have been the Kimball Ducks Unlimited chapter “Duckettes” each of the past seven years they’ve held their annual banquet. They mingle with participants raffling off decoys and other smaller items. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.