Tricounty News

KAHS speech team competes


Shelby Schiefelbein is not a stranger to public speaking. As a youth beef ambassador, 4-H and FFA member, and speech team member, she perhaps has W-Kimball-Speech-1509861 10152053248231188 2086449547 n-2more experience in public speaking than some elected officials. That experience paid off for her during the Section 5A Speech tournament Saturday, April 5, held at Melrose High School.

Shelby, a senior competing in Original Oratory, delivered her speech entitled “Too Much Proma” during the final round, competing against seven other speakers, including teammate and classmate McKenzie Libbesmeier. Her speech addresses the excessive costs and drama that has come to be associate with prom. Shelby’s scores earned her a third-place medal and a spot at the Class 5A State Speech tournament Saturday, April 12, at Blaine High School. This is Shelby’s first appearance in state competition for speech.


Sidney Schreiner takes second

Congratulations to Sidney Schreiner (12-year-old girls division) who took second place in the District Knights of Columbus State free-throw competitionW-Sidney-Schreiner-Free-Throw-Competition-IMG956304
Saturday, March 29. The competition was held at St. Cloud Cathedral High School. Submitted photo.



Kimball Feeding Countries

If you happened to stop by the Wirth Gym at Kimball Area High School last Tuesday, March 25, you would have heard loud W-IMG 2037music playing, and seen dozens of teams of kids and adults working hard together.

The day’s meal-packing event was the culmination of months of planning and fundraising. 


ISD 739 to hire superintendent

Interviews were conducted last week of six candidates for superintendent of the Kimball Area Public Schools. A committee of about 15 community individuals, and the school board interviewed  each of the six.

As of press time, an offer has been made, a contract signed, and hiring is pending final approval of the school board at a special meeting Wednesday night, April 2. The top candidate was unanimously selected by both groups. He is Jim Wagner, currently principal for grades 8-12 at Albert Lea.

The new superintendent will officially begin July 1.

Three teachers retire, principal resigns

At the March 19 Kimball School Board meeting, the board unanimously accepted retirement requests for three teachers effective at the end of this school year. Ann Palm (who teaches grade 3) has taught at KES for 37 years. Steve Palm (who teaches kindergarten); he and his wife Ann met during their first year teaching at KES 37 years ago. Kim Pelzer (who teaches science and health and P.E. at KAHS); all of her 38 years of teaching have been at Kimball Area High School.