Tricounty News

Kimball Scouts hold Honor Court

Kimball Boy Scout Troop 357 held their Court of Honor Monday, Nov. 25. Advancing at this award ceremony were: Life Scout - Riley Matthiesen and Everett Eken; First Class - Josh Statz, and Second Class - Brice Nehring. The boys have also been busy W-Kimball-Boy-Scouts-DSC01449over the past six months, and the following Merit Badges were handed out: Jerett Edwards - Camping, Wilderness Survival, Archeology, Radio, and Geocaching; Everett Eken - Geocaching, Engineering, Indian Lore, Pottery, and Swimming; Keali’i Kapoi - Citizenship in the Community, Personal Management, and Communications; Marlowe Lexvold - Climbing and Public Speaking; Riley Matthiesen - Rifle, Camping, Geocaching, Cooking, and Archery; Brice Nehring - Astronomy, Nature, Wood Carving, and Geocaching; and Josh Statz - Basketry, Fishing, Leatherwork, Wood Carving, and Geocaching.



Help decorate Auxiliary Mitten Tree

The Kimball Legion Unit 261 will put the Mitten Tree up Friday, Nov. 29. We decorate that tree with your donations of hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and school supplies for our community children.

Everything donated will be taken to the Kimball Elementary School Monday, Dec. 16.

Please help decorate our tree so we can give some warmth and learning tools to our children at Christmas time.

Public Relations Officer, Cindy May

E.V. Senior Citizens Christmas Party Dec. 11

The Eden Valley Senior Citizens plan to have their Christmas Party Luncheon at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Dino’s Eden Lakeside Club 15445 County Road 9, Eden Valley.

There is a choice of two menus: chicken salad and soup, or beef, potato, vegetable and roll. Both choices include dessert and coffee. The $8 cost includes gratuities and tax.

Please make reservations by Dec. 3, by calling Bonnie Trout at (320) 597-3842, or Jeanette Smoley at (320) 764-2054.


Smithsonian Institution comes to St. Cloud

One of Minnesota’s premiere museums partners with the world’s largest cultural institution

The Stearns History Museum, the museum of the Stearns County Historical Society, is announcing that it has been accepted to join a small group of leading national museum and cultural organizations as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Of the 562 museums in the State of Minnesota, the Stearns History Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate.

The Smithsonian Affiliations program allows selected organizations to have greater access to the millions of artifacts in its renowned collections and to the distinguished educational resources of the 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities of the Smithsonian Institution. Established in 1996, the Affiliations program has built partnerships with more than 180 museums, educational and cultural organizations in more than 40 states, Panama, and Puerto Rico. It allows Affiliates to obtain long-term loans of art, artifacts, and books from many of the Smithsonian’s collections. It also fosters resource sharing, educational initiatives, scholarly exchange, and research efforts. Affiliate organizations are selected for their record of presenting high-quality exhibitions, scholarship, museum educational programs, and professionalism.


Christmas gathering at Heritage House Dec. 7


A resident-family Christmas gathering at Heritage House of Kimball will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. 

Come to celebrate with residents. It’s a time of fun, time to visit, and there is always plenty of food and goodies to go around.

Please RSVP by Dec. 1, call (320) 398-8643. Only one invitation issued per resident family, so spread the word.