Tricounty News

Kingston Lions Ice Fishing Contest winners

Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. the Kingston Lions held their 26th annual fishing contest at the northwest side of Lake Francis.W-Kingston-Ice-Fishing-DSCF2743

Fish winners are

First – Bailee Hedke of Litchfield

Second – Cody Mackereth of Kimball

Third – Shannon Caughey of Duluth

Crappie – Jeff Lloyd of Rogers

Sunfish – Cody Mackereth of Kimball


Breakfast Club presents Dr. Jeff Mullins

The 1846 Racial Murder Trial

Join us for Breakfast Club at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, with Dr. Jeff Mullins, Graduate History Program Coordinator at St. Cloud State University. 

Dr. Mullins will share his research of an 1846 racial murder trial involving the prosecution of William Freeman, who attacked a farmhouse and killed four members of the family inside. Though the case was both tragic and shocking, it seemed to be an isolated event. No one could have predicted the murder trial would become a stand-in for larger questions of social justice and a controversy of national importance involving race, social reform, free will and political partisanship.

Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud. This event is free to members, non-members $7.


Volunteers needed for FHOSP

Fairhaven Lions Club is looking for help from the community for planning this year’s Old Settlers Day.

The Lions would like anyone interested in helping to please attend the meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Fairhaven Town Hall. If you are interested, but cannot attend, please call Pam at (320) 236-7739, or Shirley at (320) 252-0193. We are open to new ideas to make this a great day. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Fairhaven Lions Club


Pheasants Forever chapter receives multiple awards

The Minnesota Pheasants Forever State Convention was held at the Prairies Edge Casino Resort Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18. The Stearns County Chapter received multiple awards for its dedication to habitat and youth education projects.W-2014-Stearns-Crew

Chapters from across the state were honored for reaching various historic habitat expenditures. The Stearns County Chapter of Pheasants Forever (SCPF) was honored for spending more than $4 million on wildlife habitat and conservation education projects. Stearns County is only the second chapter in the nation to earn this great honor.

Since the chapter’s inception in 1982, SCPF has donated more than $45,000 to Pheasants Forever Legislative Action Fund to support efforts to improve strong conservation programs within the next Federal Farm Bill. They were also pioneers in creating the Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist position. This biologist’s role is to assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands.


Watkins Senior Citizens Valentine Party Feb. 13

Watkins Senior Citizens will be having their Valentine’s Day Party at the St. Anthony Manor Thursday, Feb. 13, with social time at 11 a.m. They are serving a pork loin dinner at 11:30 a.m. Cost for the dinner is $5 for members, and $6 for non-members. We will be crowning a king and queen at that time.

Please sign up before Feb. 7, so we know how many to prepare for. Sign-up sheets are at St. Anthony Manor, or call Ruth at 764-6431, or Lorraine at 764-5505.

We would be interested in having new members join our club, if interested, please sign up for the Valentine’s Day Party. We will collect dues for this year.