Tricounty News

2010 in review


Kelsey Vigoren, a senior at KAHS, received the Congressional Certificate of Merit from U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann at a banquet in Monticello May 2. Vigoren was nominated because of her excellent character, leadership and knowledge.

Holy Cross School held an awards presentation May 25 for students grades 1-4. Each student there received an award, ranging from social skills to academics.

Spring sports come to an end. softball, girls' golf, and track had a deep run into the playoffs. Kimball varsity golfer Erin Dingmann advanced to the state girls' golf tournament.

Kimball 12U softball team takes first place at the Dirt Devil Classic in Ramsey and Hutchinson Tournament. In the Dirt Devil championship game, the girls defeated Long Prairie, 9-8. In the Hutchinson championship game, the girls beat the Hutch Lightening 12-2 in five innings.

Mrs. Susan Sides and Mrs. Pat Dockendorf retire from KES after a combined 73 years of service between the two.

Kelsey Vigoren receives a $1,000 Diversicom scholarship.

KES sixth-graders held graduation June 3.

Jon Clark, principal of KES announces that he will be leaving to take a job in Brainerd. The search for a new principal begins.

"Breakfast on the Farm" for Stearns County was held at the Gregory farm where more than 1,300 people were served breakfast. An unexpected attraction was the delivery by one cow of twins.

Kimball 13U baseball team wins USSSA and qualifies for the World Series. The team went undefeated throughout their season and entered the World Series 10-0.

KAHS baseball team honors members by giving awards. Recipients were Austin Ruehle, Alek Young, Danny Jensen, and Ty Filzen.

State Bank of Kimball holds their annual customer appreciation day June 18. They also celebrate the 25th and 50th anniversaries of employees Keith Markwardt and Jane Pickle, respectively.

A major summer storm hits much of Minnesota June 17. Many wall and funnel clouds were spotted, let alone 39 reported tornado sightings.

Kristen Kuechle receives a $500 scholarship from the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Dean Stewart of Watkins runs in his first-ever marathon June 11 in Duluth. Stewart ran the Grandma's Marathon in 4:19:30. He placed 2,160th out of more than 5,600 runners.

Frank Schiefelbein II talks to a group of people in the Kimball City Hall June 22 about his life and farming. The event was sponsored by the Kimball Area Historical Society.

Fair Haven has a very successful Old Settlers Picnic. The day includes a parade, games, food, getting together with friends, and much more.

Ridgewater College holds a football camp at KAHS June 21-

22. Forty-eight players from grades 7-12 attend the camp.

Arrivals: Emma Elizabeth Brandt was born in June to Steven and Sarah Brandt.

Departures: Duane "Beno" Benoit, 78, died June 4.

Bernard Proft, 87, died June 4.

Denby F. Kielty, 93, died June 8.

Louise M. VanNurden, 87, died June 9.

Dona Mae Schreiner, 79, died June 18.

Clinton Cossairt, 78, died

June 19.