Tricounty News

IMPACT group learns about bugs (2)

Adam from the Sauk River Watershed District met our IMPACT group Tuedsday, June 25, at the Mud Lake access for a water/insect activity. We put on rubber boots, collected and indentified insects, tadpoles, and mayflies. Submitted photos.



Kimball youth help clean park

W-DSCN1286A special “thank you” to Cathy Grant and her ESY (Extended School Year) class for cleaning up Willow Creek Park last Tuesday, June 18! Pictured are, left to right, Vicki Woods, Laure Doering, Ethan Nilson, Brittany Wittrock, Brady Sanders, Tyler Anderson, Mellissa Hoffman, Christopher Reinert, Louis Wajcik, Joshua Statz, and Cathy Grant.


St. John’s Prep. Spring Honor Roll

St. John’s Prep School is pleased to announce sophomore Ellen Arnold and eighth-grader 

Matthew Arnold have achieved the Honor Roll for Spring Semester, 2013. Ellen achieved the Headmaster’s Honor Roll, with a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher. Matthew achieved the Principal’s Honor Roll, with a grade-point average of 3.0 to 3.499.

Ellen and Matthew are from Kimball and their parents are John and Margaret Arnold.

Fr. Timothy Backous, St. John’s Prep Headmaster, and Mr. Matt Reichert, Principal, congratulate and commend Ellen and Matthew for their hard work and dedication to their academic success.

Ridgewater Summer Camp offered

Friday, June 7, is the Early Bird deadline to register for the 2013 Ridgewater College Summer Camp set for July in Hutchinson and Willmar. The Hutchinson event will be Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The Willmar camp is set for the same times but from Monday, July 29, through Thursday, Aug. 1.

The events provide numerous fun, hands-on and educational career and interest explorations for youth entering grades 5-8. Again this year, all campers will experience all sessions rather than having to choose. Campers will experience three to four new career/interests each day of camp. Depending on whether you attend camp in Hutchinson or Willmar, exploration sessions may include hydrology, taxidermy, photography, color science, electronics, animals, computer graphics, automotives, plant science, baking, the Native American culture, creative writing and arts, and a variety of health care such as occupational therapy and nursing.


Boy Scout Troop 15 to compete at 2013 VEX World Championship in California

Reprinted with permission from the Cold Spring Record, March 12, 2013.

On March 2, students from across the region participated in the Minnesota’s second VEX Robotics World Qualifying competition held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.

Our local Boy Scout Troop 15, naming themselves the “Boss Botz,” received several awards that day. One was the Excellence award, the highest honor in the VEX Robotics Competition. This will allow the boys to compete in the 2013 Vex World Championship, scheduled April 17-20, in Anaheim, Calif., where thousands of students from more than 30 countries will compete.