Tricounty News

March 12: Lenzmeier at Breakfast Club

Join us for Breakfast Club at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, with Leigh Lenzmeier who will speak about his father E.C. “Ed” Lenz-meier. Ed was Stearns County Extension Agent and social entrepreneur from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. Extension was the linkage of the agricultural research results of the land grant universities to farmers. Ed Lenzmeier was key in the development of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA), Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Stearns Electric, and a case can be made of a “dotted line” association with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation formed 25 years after his death.

Breakfast Club is sponsored by Coborn’s pharmacy. March is nutrition month, in honor of this occasion breakfast items will be planned by a Coborn’s nutritionist. This event is free to members, non-members $7.


March 4: Unlock

Join other avid genealogists at the Stearns History Museum from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, for an in-depth instructional webinar on Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives will be the presenter. is one of the top genealogical websites. Its collections, databases, and tools provide helpful assistance in everyone’s genealogical research. This presentation will provide a tour of the site, the various subscriptions including the Library Edition (available in the Research Center at the Stearns History Museum), how to search the collections and how you can use sites like this to organize your research. Lori will also explain how fits into the online genealogical community. There will be information for all levels of genealogical expertise. RSVP is required and space is limited.

About the Presenter: Lori Bessler has worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives, one of the top five genealogical libraries in North America, since 1988. She is a Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator. Lori has lectured throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest on genealogical topics for more than 25 years and has been researching family history for more than 35 years.

Please RSVP to Sarah Warmka, Stearns History Museum Archivist, (320) 253-8424, or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Feel free to contact Sarah with any questions or for more details.


Ducks Unlimited Sportman’s Night Out

Mark your calendars for the Seventh  Annual Sportmans Night Out which will be at Powder Ridge north of Kimball Friday, April 11. The event is sponsored by Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited Chapter #312. This event includes raffles for a Fishing package, Waterfowl/Turkey Hunting package, Tier Raffle, 3-Gun Raffle, shell toss Duck Hunters package, Pull Tab Gun Raffle, Green Wing Raffle Sponsored by The Kimball Rod and Gun Club, and a Deer Hunting package.

The Big Dog gun is a Benelli Montefeltro Silver, DU engraved 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun. Other packages will be available with a total of at least 12 shotguns and rifles raffled. A silent auction will also include many donated items from area businesses and DU merchandise. A sit-down dinner of chicken or braised beef will be included.

Purchase your tickets soon, as no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Jamie Kurkowski at (320) 241-6975 for tickets or more information. There is a limited number of tickets sold this year.

Central Lakes Snowmobile Club is up to this

Hope you are all enjoying the Winter season, It’s a bit cold even for me, but nevertheless we had snow on the ground and groomed trails to ride on.

Saturday, Feb. 22, come out and enjoy some free burgers and pop, West of Pearl Lake, right on the snowmobile trail (No vehicles out there, thanks). Starting at noon and goes until the food is gone. We hope to see you out there.

Saturday, Feb 22, the Elmer Garding Anticet snowmobile ride is going on. If anybody needs one of their old sleds hauled back to their trailers, Dean Hendrickson said to just call him and he’ll bring his tow sled, (320) 248-4737. For information on the Anticet ride with proceeds going to Coborns Cancer Center, call Nick at (320) 292-0090.

Saturday, March 1, our club is going on a Club Ride Leaving the Pearl Lake Lodge at Noon, so show up at 11 a.m. to get started. We can go on a short ride or a long ride depending on who shows up.

Check out our website at: central,
for more information.

Nick Vossen


KAHS Clay Target Team now organizing

Sign up is going on now! So far, we have a team of 14 athletes. All shooting will be done at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. Registration ends Feb. 28. $150 per athlete, includes ammo, clay targets, etc. Must be grade 7-12 and have a firearm safety certificate. Any questions, or to register please call Rob Kuechle, (320) 492-5662.