Tricounty News

Hole in one in Kimball Sept. 22

A Hole in one has been reported from the Kimball Golf Club. Sunday, Sept. 22, Don Neisen of Watkins used a pitching wedge to make a 96-yard shot at hole #6.


Chain of Lakes soccer kicks off 2013 season Aug. 30

Chain of Lakes boys soccer

W-SOCCER-boys-vs-alexThe Chain of Lakes high school boys soccer team traveled to Glencoe Friday, Aug. 30, to kick off their 2013 season versus the Glencoe/Silver Lake Panthers varsity team. The Panthers proved to be stiff competition against the COL Roosters. Using the wind to their advantage in the first half, the Roosters pounded away at the Panthers goal, but were able to put only one ball into the net, scored by Ben Friederichs (Paynesville). Going into the second half with only a 1-0 lead and facing into the wind, the Roosters were able to keep up the pressure, eventually scoring two more goals, Trevor Meed (Paynesville) and Jose (Chilo) Viera each earning a goal. Jordan Roos (Paynesville) played three fourths of the game in goal with Trevon Mattson (ROCORI) finishing up in goal for the combined 3-0 shutout. The boys’ next home game is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, versus Minnewaska. All home games are free and you are invited out to watch and support the team.


Arc Midstate Second Annual Freaky 5K

Saturday, Oct. 5, Halloween-themed-family-friendly event for all ages and abilities is planned!

Schedule is:

• 8:30 a.m. 1-Mile Run/Walk

• 9 a.m. 5K-Run/Walk (timed)

• 9:45 a.m.  1K-Kids Fun Run

Awards will be given for the top male and top female finisher, and the best adult and kid costume!

The purpose of this event is for Arc Midstate to raise funds that enable us to continue our services to children and adults with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Spina Bifida, Fragile X and other developmental disabilities and their families. All funds raised stay local!


Rockville Park & Nature Preserve Hunt

First turkey and deer hunt for people with disabilities

Applications now available

The application deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1, for the first  turkey and deer hunt for people with disabilities in Stearns County’s newest park, Rockville Park & Nature Preserve. Applications can be obtained through the websites of Midwest Outdoors Unlimited www., or the Stearns County Parks Department, or by calling the park office (320)
255-6172. Applications can also be picked up at the park office located at Quarry Park, 1802 County Road 137 in Waite Park. Midwest Outdoors Unlimited will select three hunters for each of the hunts (turkey/deer) and supervise the hunts.


Title IX turns forty-something, is still vital

Growing up an avid four-sport high school male athlete in the 1960s, and living in a family with five sisters; three older and two younger than myself, I truly could not see the forest for the trees. In my defense however, I was completely unaware of the prejudices my own female siblings were experiencing. No one ever questioned why the girls could only participate in cheerleading for the boys’ activities. No one ever asked why the girls could use their athletic abilities only in physical education class. It was just understood! Where today, most could only equate this type of thinking to that of the pathetic segregation practices; in the ‘60s, it was just not questioned. That is until a persistent senator from Indiana authored a 37-word clause that would enable women to take that long-awaited proverbial giant leap toward gender equality. “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”