Tricounty News

Good turnout for Watkins 5-K Run

Saturday, Aug. 3, the 5-K Run began at 7:30 a.m. as part of the Kraut ’N Wurst celebration in Watkins. The photo is of the many runners who participated. W-Kraut-N-Wurst-IMAG1518KW-2013Submitted photo.


Kraut ’N Wurst Button Raffle winners

The 2013 Kraut ’N Wurst Button Raffle winners are:

Al Haus, Kimball $1,000

Jeremy Brutger, Hanover $100

Brad Fischer, Kimball $100

Shirley LaPenatiere, Red River, N.M. $100

Sue Unterberger, Watkins $100

Dylan Walz, Watkins $100

Connie Mathies, Watkins $100

Rob Pederson, Watkins$ 100

Bryan “Tiny” Landwehr, Watkins $100

Tina Holthaus, Watkins $100

Mandy Reikofski, Watkins $100

Kraut ’N Wurst winners

Grand Prize was to Central Fitness and Tanning.

• First went to Clipper Field Stadium Renovation,

• Second went to St. Anthony Manor and Area Homes

• Third went to Watkins Legion & VFW Color Guard.


Warrant coming to the Valley Aug. 10

Last summer, Eden Valley held its first “Music in the Valley” concert. Hairball performed on a beautiful summer evening on the Eden Valley Elementary school fields. The event was a fundraiser for the brand-new, independent Eden Valley Area Library. 

As a first-time effort, no one knew quite what to expect. It was well attended, everyone enjoyed it, and money was raised for the library.

This year’s concert is being billed as “Mid-Summer Blast.” The nationally known band Warrant, an ’80s hard-rock band, will blast the valley.

Gates will open at 5, with music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Other performers will be Dirtee Circus, Helforstout, Crimson Edge, and the local group Royal Boyz. The entire performance is for age 18+.

All proceeds from the event will go to Eden Valley’s Healthy Community Partnership group; the new library is one of the main projects launched by the HCP group.

Tickets are available online at or can be purchased at Eden Valley City Hall or at Ugly Tom’s in Eden Valley. Advance tickets are $15; tickets at the gate will be $25.

Little Miss Kimball 2013 candidates

Little Miss Kimball contest has 10 candidates awaiting coronation. Coronation, as part of Kimball days, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Kimball Area High School W-aaLMK-917-groupcafetorium.

From left to right, in back are Hallie Arnold, Morgan Garding, Annah Winter, Jaymee Randall and Taylor Maurer. In front are Zya Lueders, Ellie Kuechle, Jordyn Donnay, Allison Waldorf, and Ashley Beehler. Photo by Images By Marguerite.