Tricounty News

Valley Daze 2013

W-IMG 6851Another Valley Daze is now history. A raging thunderstorm cut Friday evening’s activities short, canceling the kiddie tractor pull and the fireworks. The grand parade was cancelled this year only for construction work that was planned but not yet begun. It still was a fun weekend, with lots to do for everyone. Thanks to the many volunteers and all who worked so hard to make this year’s Valley Daze yet another success!



Candidates sought for Little Miss Watkins Pageant

The Watkins Lioness Club will again be sponsoring the Little Miss Watkins Pageant during the Kraut ’N Wurst annual celebration in August.

All little girls who are full-time residents of Watkins with a Watkins address: who have completed kindergarten through second grade may qualify for the pageant.


Fair Haven Old Settler’s Picnic

Saturday, June 29, 87th Anniversary

10 a.m. Parade *line-up 9 a.m. (Follow signs)

11 a.m. Games and food stands

Car, Tractor and Motorcycle show

Kiddie Tractor Pull Sponsors: Fair Haven Lions, Fair Haven Old Settlers, Sports Boosters

Kimball Historical Society Displays

Entertainment By: Annandale Community Band


15th annual Valley Daze Car & Tractor Show

Saturday, June 22 at EV-W Elementary School

Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m., show is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spectators are free, show participants are $10. Concession stand is on the grounds; door prizes are all day; awards are at
2 p.m. Tractor Drive is shortly after awards


Auto & Tractor Trivia throughout the day


Inaugural pool benefit surpassed expectations

Each year, operation of the Watkins pool has cost about $35,000 more than it takes in from user fees. The City of Watkins has been footing the bill to make up the difference.

This year, the Watkins council hired a new pool manager, Nora Rohrbeck, to help turn things around.W-IMG 6490

A pool committee was quickly formed. Before the snow melted, they were already hashing out ideas for fundraisers.

The pork chop feed Saturday, June 8, was the first.