Tricounty News

July 18: St. Cloud Singles Dance

St. Cloud Singles Club plans a dance for Friday, July 18, with The Agates 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


Beauty and the Beast this week


Kimball Community Playhouse has a tradition of bringing to life great stories. From “Annie” to “The Adventures of W-BeastBellTom Sawyer,” from “Bye Bye Birdie” to “Footloose,” the process begins with selecting a great story, develops with building sets, creating costumes, and casting talented actors, culminates with the drawing of the opening night curtain, and ends with the closing night finale.


Pedal Pilgrimage Aug. 15


Friday Aug. 15, a Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring is planned.

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is again organizing the annual pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. This 20-mile bike ride combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Friday for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with a Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring.


St. Anthony’s Raffle winners

Winners are nam ed from church Picnic in the Park Saturday, June 21.

John Garding              $2000

Sharon Eder                $1000

Brooke Winter              $500


Candidates for Little Miss Watkins Pageant sought


The Watkins Lions-Lioness Club will again be sponsoring the Little Miss Watkins Pageant during the Kraut N Wurst annual celebration Friday, Aug. 1.

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.

Each eligible candidate must find their own sponsor. Also, any business in Watkins seeking to sponsor a candidate may do so as well.  All candidate sponsors will be required to pay a $25 entry fee for their candidate. Checks should be written to Watkins Lions-
Lioness Club and mailed to PO Box 237 Watkins MN 55389 before July 14.  All sponsor checks must be received prior to the Little Miss Watkins Tea party on July 16.