The City of Watkins has been selected to host the 2015 State Amateur Baseball Tournament.
The Watkins Baseball Association has formally requested funds from the City of Watkins to help pay for improvements to the baseball park. The Association has been fundraising for more than three years; they have spent $30,800 of those funds raised for improvements made so far, and have $30,000 on hand.
The Association would like to build a new grandstand and add a new scoreboard, at a cost of $169,350. At the last city council meeting, they shared a plan to raise $29,000 toward the scoreboard. They have asked the city to contribute toward the remaining $110,350 needed. They offered to pay the city back $50,000 out of concessions profit they anticipate to make during the tournament. (This is their estimate, and there are no guarantees of profit.)
Just received my Tri-County News where I read that Kimball Elementary School was designated as an MDE Reward School.
This certificate could not have happened if it were not for the hard work of the Title I students, their parents, and especially the dedicated Title I staff consisting of Jackie Bolvin, Lori Hunt, Cindy Marquardt, and Carol Petty. This MDE Certificate is proof of your dedication to your job.
Congratulations again, and keep up the good work.
We do not choose where we are born, so those of us who were born on American soil should be very thankful we were born here, the freest nation on Earth.
Thanksgiving is a good time to spend some extra time counting our blessings. And the list is quite long, from the freedoms we enjoy, to the people who volunteer to protect our liberty, to our ability to worship the God of our choice – or not worship – as we see fit, and our right to decide who represents us across various levels of government. These are just some of the sacred pillars that make our nation what it is, the greatest this world has ever known. Let us work to keep it that way with strong personal freedoms and states’ rights.
My apologies to Tammy Konz and all the others who planned the Veterans Day program at Kimball Area High School Monday; and to all who came to the program. I was honored and touched to be asked to speak as part of the program. Unfortunately, I spent the day at the hospital instead, having passed out that morning. I am fine now, but so sad that I missed the opportunity to honor other veterans that day.
John “Jack” Young
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the paper every week. I also enjoy the new look to the paper. You all do an awesome job!
Mary Joan Hiljus