Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Twenty-six local businesses sponsored coupons in the Tri-County News and together we gave away 26 grocery gift certificates worth $25 each. (One more reason to "shop locally!")
Forest City Stockade hosted the 16th annual Pioneer Christmas Dec. 3.
Dec. 6 will be remembered by many for a long time: it was the day Kimball lost its gas (and heat) for most of the day. Nearly 50 CenterPoint Energy personnel and trucks swooped into town and spent the day tracking down and fixing the problem, and then going door-to-door to relight pilot lights across town. The problem was a rare freeze-up at the district regulator station (in Willow Creek Park).
The Kimball Elementary School K-3 Holiday Concert was Dec. 6.
Dec. 10 was Santa Claus Day in Kimball. Santa arrived by school bus this year.
The Fairhaven Lions hosted Santa and horse-drawn wagon rides Dec. 11.
A big benefit bash was held for Deb Reinert Dec. 11 at the Triple R in Kimball.
The KAHS Fine Arts Department hosted its annual Holiday Concert and Art Show Dec. 12.
The CP Rail Holiday Train passed through Kimball Dec. 13; it stopped in Buffalo, Annandale, and Eden Valley this year. (Next year it should stop in Kimball again.)
The Red Cross Bloodmobile returned to Watkins Dec. 14.
Hannah Zipoy and Austyn Schlueter were the KAHS nominees for the ExCEL Award; watch the Tri-County News to see how they do in the selection process.
The Kimball Area Food Shelf expanded its facilities at St. Anne's Church, more than doubling its storage and display capacity.
Mark Dockery retired from the Kimball Area Fire and Rescue Department and was given a plaque.
Arrivals: Skylar Barto was born in December to Gene and Emily (Jobes) Barto Jr.
Robert Morford, 87, Dec. 2, 2011
Margaret "Marge" Konz, 79, Dec. 3, 2011
Susan "Sue" Lange, 62, Dec. 3, 2011
Theresa Marohn, 96, Dec. 4, 2011
Monica Stanger, 68, Dec. 5, 2011
Donald Borman, 83, Dec. 6, 2011
Elizabeth "Betty" Adolph, 68, Dec. 13, 2011
Kenneth Dorman, 87, Dec. 13, 2011
Karen Markwardt, 55, Dec. 13, 2011
Joe "Stubby" Salzbrun, 52, Dec. 13, 2011
Nancy Wotrang, 63, Dec. 14, 2011
Phyllis Oberg Gettle, 83, Dec. 15, 2011
Marilyn Schreiner, 71, Dec. 15, 2011
Irene Faber, 95, Dec. 16, 2011
Audrey Tufts, 92, Dec. 18, 2011
Keith Severin, 71, Dec. 20, 2011