Tricounty News

February 2009 in review, taken from the Tri-County News in 2009

February

KAHS held its Sno Daze Feb. 2-6. Coronation was held Friday afternoon, and Taylor Petty and Bethany Libbesmeier were named king and queen.

Jonathan Bisila won the 2009 Spelling Bee Feb. 2 with the word "Fletcherism."

KES students held a "Souper Bowl" to collect nearly 1,000 items for the Kimball Area Food Shelf.

The Kingston Lions held their 21st annual fishing contest Feb. 7 on Lake Francis.

The Kimball alumni basketball tournament, "Roundball Classic," was held all day Feb. 7. The 2006-07 team won the tournament for the third year.

The Kimball Area High School class of 1993 held its 15th class reunion Feb. 7 at Son of a Butcher's Bar & Grill in Kimball.

Scott Nystrom scored his 1,000th career point in victory game over Eden Valley-Watkins Feb. 12.

Frank Pope of Kimball turned 100 in mid-February. Sadly, he would not reach his next birthday.

John "Jack" and Shirley Soule were named Valentine's Day king and queen at Heritage House of Kimball. Shirley would die in December.

Nine KES sixth-graders qualified for the St. Cloud State University science fair Feb. 21.

Kimball Community Education and Kimball BLT (Building Leadership Together) received a $25,000 grant Feb. 23 from State Farm Insurance. The money would fund some ecology programs by the students.

After an apparent argument, Dale Nyren, 70, fatally shot his wife Sharon, 67, Feb. 24 in their Fair Haven home. Dale was convicted of second-degree murder.

Arrivals: Kennedy Catherine Theis was born in February to Shawn and Tracy Theis of South Haven.

Departures: Alfred Dockendorf, 88, died Feb. 5.

Eugene "Gene" Schreiner, 76, died Feb. 14.

Bernice Kling, 83, died Feb. 14.

Vern Donnay, 87, died Feb. 15.

Infant James Ashfeld died Feb. 19.

Alfred Donnay, 85, died Feb. 19.

Sharon Nyren, 67, died Feb. 24.

Bradley "Barley" Carlson, 60, died Feb. 25.

Ada Dawson, 88, died Feb. 28.