Tricounty News

Zipoy inducted into Bethel Honors program

Hannah Zipoy, daughter of Tim and Sue Zipoy of Kimball, was inducted into the Bethel University Honors Program for the 2013-2014 school year. Bethel’s Honors Program is a broad-based, liberal arts program that combines four all-honors classes, individual work with professors in two additional courses, and an ongoing program of social events, cultural activities, speakers, and forum presentations. Students must commit to two honors courses their freshman year and w-Hanna Zipoymaintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3, rising to 3.4 by the end of their sophomore year.

Bethel University has been a leader and model in Christian higher education since 1871. Approximately 6,600 students from 49 states and 31 countries are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs, including some online. Based in St. Paul, Minn., with additional seminary locations in San Diego and on the East Coast, Bethel offers rigorous bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. For further information on Bethel University, go to

MAT 14th annual scholarships available

The Minnesota Association of Townships is proud to again offer a township scholarship program for high school juniors in the state of Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Minnesota Association of Townships is a non-profit corporation representing Minnesota townships while promoting an understanding of the heritage, future and being a voice for its roughly 9,000 officers. It regularly conducts research and educational programs designed to foster efficient and economical town governmental services and acts as a liaison between township officers and other local government officials to encourage sustained cooperation.

The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is designed to heighten awareness among young people about Minnesota’s Grassroots Township government. The program encourages every high school in the state of Minnesota to offer this opportunity for Juniors to participate in this scholarship program.


Builders Association supports local technical industrial high school programs

Developing Future Builders is an educational project developed in 2004 by the Central Minnesota Builders Association W-HS-Industrial-Tech-DSC02440(CMBA). Through involvement with schools and educators, CMBA hopes to promote the benefits of working in the building industry as a career destination and understanding about the wide variety of jobs associated with building and selling a home, skill levels required, wages and benefits offered and career paths available.


Ram Gridiron Challenge raises funds for Kimball football

Ram Truck brand and A.M. Maus and Son help raise $4,320

Kimball families and fans participated in a Ram Gridiron Challenge Fundraiser Friday, Oct. 4, and raised $4,320 for the Kimball football program. The Ram Truck brand contributed $20 for each test drive in one of the new award-winning Ram Trucks.

“Ram Trucks and high school football make a perfect partnership,” said Reid Bigland, CEO of the Ram Truck brand. “The players on these teams face new challenges week after week, knowing that with hard work comes reward. This commitment to hard work and excellence is what we strive for at the Ram Truck brand, and we’re proud to support these kids and their efforts on the field, in the classroom, and in their community.


Kimball’s All-Conference Academic varsity players

Kimball announced the All-Conference Academic varsity players with a 3.8 grade-point average or higher. In front, from left are W-Fall-All-Con-Academic-KimTaylor Schreiner - CC, Maddy O’Brien - VB, Stacy Hurrle - VB, Shelby Schiefelbein - VB, Cameron Hunt - FB, and John Zipoy - FB. In middle are Grace Kopitzke - CC, Denzel Atherton - CC, Ben Serbus - FB, and Rebecca Frank - VB. In back are Erika Johnson - CC, Madison Libbesmeier - CC, Lexi Rose - VB, Hollie Donnay - VB, Ted Zipoy - FB, and Mathias Hennen - FB. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.