Tricounty News

Tractor Day at KAHS April 24

W-Kimball-FFA-DSCF0033Tractor drivers for “drive your tractor to school” are Mitchell Skaggs, Braden Hillary, Tyler Reishel, Tom Lochen, and Joelle Edwards. This
 was Thursday, April 24. Submitted photo.



A.M. Maus & Son Inc. raise $4,640 for KAHS

Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser

Kimball Area High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser Saturday, April 5, and raised $4,640 for the school’s All Sports Boosters at the Chamber of Commerce Expo. During the fundraiser, held in conjunction with Kimball Area Expo, the Dodge brand contributed $20 for each test drive in a new 2014 Dodge Durango, Journey, Grand Caravan, or Dart.

“Dodge dealers are committed to giving back to their communities,” said Jeffrey Kommor, Vice President - Sales Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’re proud to support organizations like this one that encourage student development and growth.”


Kimball Senior Scholarship Gala April 26 at KAHS

W-Scholarship-winners-in-attendanceSaturday, April 26, the Kimall Senior Scholarship Gala took place beginning at 5 p.m. at the KAHS cafetorium. This benefit for the high school seniors replaces the Dollars for Scholars events of the past.

The amount awarded to Kimball Area High School seniors who applied for Kimball Senior Scholarship was $17,050.

List of Seniors and Scholarships from 2014 Kimball Senior Scholarship Gala

Those who attended the Gala

Megan Bisila (Kimball Lions and Senior Scholarship Committee)

Hollie Donnay (Norm Hansen Memorial and Mary Bernardy)


KES students use iPads

Kimball Elementary School would like to thank the community for helping with our iPay for iPads fundraising efforts. Because of the generosity of the community, every elementary classroom has two iPads which are used each day by the students for reading, math,W-Kimball-IPAD-photo science, social studies, and more. Teachers meet bi-weekly to learn from each other about how to best use the iPads for instruction. Monday, March 24, a trainer from Buffalo schools taught our teachers about free apps that benefit students greatly.

The iPads were paid for through a variety of sources including donations from the Kimball teachers union, Kimball and South Haven Lions, Kimball American Legion, and Kimball Sports Boosters. Additional money was raised at Kimball Elementary through a pajama day, a sucker pull and a Thirty-One fundraiser.


From TCF to the Big G

Wednesday, April 23, junior and senior accounting students traveled to TCF bank located in Wayzata. Students had the opportunity to tour the accounting department and see firsthand the everyday operations of commercial accounting. After touring the facility and meeting W-GenMillsGroup newspaperseveral department managers, the students were surprised to learn how diverse the accounting field can actually be.

Following the tour at TCF, students headed to General Mills where they got the opportunity to meet the eMentors they’ve been e-mailing for the past five weeks. eMentors is a program organized by Best Prep and accounting teacher Nancy Bonnifield which connects high school students to business professionals. Leading up to the trip, students exchanged multiple e-mails regarding different elements of their careers including teamwork, perseverance, ethics, communication, and workplace values.