Tricounty News

Learn to paint outdoors Oct. 19

Artists, interested in learning outdoor painting techniques, may sign up now for an outdoor paint-out instructed by Richard Abraham, president of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. Artists will meet at the Dassel History Center, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. Artists will go to a local farm where Abraham will demonstrate and instruct techniques. This class will focus on corn and is open to all artists, beginning to advanced.

The cost of the class is $20 if one has his/her own supplies, or $25 including all supplies needed. The event is sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society and Seven Gables Gallery of Dassel.

For more information and to register for the paint-out, call the Dassel History Center at (320) 275-3077. Registrations are due Friday, Oct. 4, to facilitate supply planning. A minimum of 10 participants is needed to conduct the class.

Search for Miss Teen Stearns County announced

If you are single, never been married, and between the ages of 13 and 18, applications are being accepted for the title of 2014 Miss Teen Stearns County. Miss Teen Stearns  County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant, which will be held at the “Ritsche Auditorium, March 8, 2014, in St. Cloud.

The young lady chosen as “Miss Teen Stearns County” will become an ambassador from the Stearns County area, and will receive an official title and sash.

The young lady chosen as Miss Teen Minnesota will receive a prize package and scholarship totaling $10,000, and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2014 Miss Teen International pageant in Jacksonville, Fla.

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” is the official Charity of the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant.


Kingston Lions Blood Drive Oct. 15

The Kingston Lions are planning a Blood Drive to be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Kingston Community Center. The location is 30840 722nd Avenue in Kingston.

For appointments or information, please call Sandy Smith at (320) 398-8025. Please bring photo ID or donor card. Daycare will be provided.

Tribute to 9/11 in South Haven

The South Haven Fire Department made a statement Wednesday, Sept. 11. They parked one of their trucks with the sign “Stop & Remember 9/11” along Highway 55 W-130911-tribute 06for all to see. On the front bumper they draped a firefighter’s gear; his boots are on the ground. The nation continues to feel the tragedy of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. None feel it more deeply than victim families and police, firefighters, and other emergency personnel across the country. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Rockville County Park grand opening Sept. 24

The public is invited to join in the grand opening celebration for Rockville County Park and Nature Preserve at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. The event will be held at the main parking area at the junction of Sauk River Road and Glacier Road. We are celebrating all of the work done this summer to add trails, bathrooms, an equestrian area, a group campsite, a bridge over the creek for snowmobiling, and interpretative signs. Come experience the newest addition to the Stearns County Park system. After the ceremony you may hike with naturalists, ride your horse through the park, go on a trail run, go geocaching, or fish.