Friday the 13th, 2013, was a special day for several Kimball alumni and their families. It was a day of honor, photo ops, and speeches.Friday afternoon, the honorees were presented at an assembly at the high school. They also enjoyed a dinner together at Triple R in Kimball.
At halftime during the football game, the first home game of the season, the five inductees were presented to the crowd. Their profiles were read, and each received a plaque presented by a member of the Hall of Fame.
After the game, there was an informal reception. Some of the inductees had exhibits that highlighted their high school careers.
Each inductee was asked to speak as well.
The Kimball Class of 1983 met Saturday, Sept. 7, at Triple R for their 30-year reunion. There were 27 present of the original class of 73. Beginning with the row in front, left to right, are Jesse Messer, Terry (Smith) Smith, Kenny Hendrickson, Sheila Hinkemeyer, and Lisa (Hennen) Mackedanz. In second row are Tracy (Eich) Zwilling, Don Zwilling, Teresa (Gohmann) Nelson, Brad Libbesmeier, Ellen (Maus) Libbesmeier, Terri (Hoefer) Gettler, Mary (Hurrle) Sanders, and Angie Hoeft. In back are Tim Kunkel, Jim Zwack, Mary Ann (Rothstein) Edwards, Craig “Bob” Hill, Ralph Buettner, Randy Pramann, Jackie Heid, Laura (Donnay) Buckner, Darla (Serbus), Sue (Benoit) Steuck, Rob Oster, Cal Moyer, Leon Gehrke, and Martin “Butch” Ashfeld. Submitted photo.
To add to the festivities of Kimball Days, the KAHS Class of 1998 reunited to reminisce and laugh over years gone by and catch up on current happenings, family and careers. Twenty-five of the 90 graduates came together at the Red Goat Bar & Grill in Watkins, on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Aug. 10. Attendees were greeted with hugs and given the chance to compete in a guessing game to match the 15-year-old senior pictures of the graduates to the current pictures of their children, all creatively decorated by Heather (Gohmann) Griess and her Creative Memories supplies. Terese (Rosha) Haus, Erin (Loewen) Gutwasser and Kathy (Schreiner) Kunkel were the best at linking facial features of parents to their children. Tables were covered in royal blue, yellow and blue balloons and then were decorated with yellow and white flowers stuck into mason jars wrapped in old, elementary class photos for centerpieces.
Kimball-EV-W Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes begin the week of Sept. 23. If you are a parent of an infant, toddler or preschool age child, call (320)
398-7700, Ext 218, and enroll in a class today! Classes meet weekly for 1.5 hours in both school districts, EV-W and Kimball. There are both evening and daytime options.
The fifth class of inductees to the Kimball Area High School Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of this Friday’s football game between the Cubs and the Rockford Rockets. That’s Friday, Sept 13, and it’s the first home game of the season. A reception will be held after the game in the school cafetorium.
This year’s inductees will be: Duane Benoit, Scot Hille, Bill Liedman, Steve Rice, and Frank Schiefelbein III.