Tricounty News

Thirty-seven-year cancer survivor walks for a cure

Long-time Kimball resident Jane Pickle (third from right) and members of her family participated in the May 12 Susan G. Komen Race for W-Susan-Komen-Race220the Cure at Mall of America. This was the fifth year they’ve done the 5K walk (about 3 miles). Pictured are Pat Heeren holding 2-year-old Cooper Heeren, Kate Heeren (Jane’s granddaughter), 10-year-old Caden Bruckschen (Jane’s great-grandson), Jane Pickle (37-year breast cancer survivor), Susan Pickle Hoese (Jane’s daughter and herself a three-year breast cancer survivor, and Tim Hoese (Susan’s husband). Jane and the Heerens live in Glencoe; Caden lives in Hugo. Submitted photo.

 

Nistler earns 60-year certificate

Watkins American Legion commander Don Kadelbach (left) presented a Certificate of 60-Year Membership to Joe Nistler during Monday’s w-Watkins MemDay 60 NistlerMemorial Day services at St. Anthony Church. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.

 

Kimball celebrates Memorial Day 2013

The Kimball Legion and Auxiliary hosted a Memorial Day service again this year at Kimball Elementary School. The Legion, Auxiliary, Sons w-130527memdaykim006of the Legion, and Junior Auxiliary marched to the school from the Legion Club. The Auxiliary did the "Empty Chair" ceremony, and demonstrated the folding of the flag. A "gravesite" service was held outdoors at the school. (All local Legions and Auxiliaries are looking for young people to join their ranks; ask any dcurrent member about it.)

Kingston Memorial Day May 27, 2013

The Kingston Legion and Auxiliary, and the Kingston community choir presented this year's Memorial Day service in the new Veterans w-Kingston MemDayMemorial park. Mike Kingery was the guest speaker. (Additional photos from all four Memorial Day services that we covered can be found in our Photo Gallery at www.tricountynews.mn.) Local residents enjoy their Veterans Memorial Park, next to the cemetery, and people come from near and far for the annual Memorial Day service there.

Watkins Memorial Day Program May 27, 2013

After parading up Central Avenue, the Watkins Legion, Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W., the POW/MIA Honor Guard, and the Eden Valley-Watkins w-Watkins MemDay-verticalhigh school band entered St. Anthony Church for the service and Mass. Watkins held all their services indoors.