Tricounty News

Dollars for Scholars says congratulations and thanks!

Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars would like to congratulate our 2013 scholarship winners. A total of 31 Kimball Area High School seniors were awarded scholarships totaling $18,800 at the annual Dollars for Scholars “Gala” on Saturday, April 27.  The members of the Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars Chapter commend your hard work and dedication throughout your elementary and high school years. Know that the community of Kimball takes pride in your accomplishments and supports you, always, as you face your future challenges. The best of luck to each of you!


KAHS Prom is Saturday, May 11

With the chill finally fading from the air, that warm sunny feeling can only mean one thing: Prom is just around the corner. Scheduled for Saturday, May 11, the Prom
W-promgroup1Committee of Kimball Area High School (under the advisement of Melissa Zoffka) is working hard to host a beautiful prom for the junior and senior classes of 2013.

This year’s theme is Masquerade Ball, and the Grand March and dance are being held at the Classic Hall in Annandale. Grand March will begin at 6:30 p.m., with photo opportunities prior beginning at 5:30 p.m. The dance, beginning at 8 p.m., will feature The Undertakers, who provide a fantastic music and light show. Prize drawings will be held at 11 p.m. Grand March is open to the public, and the Junior Class welcomes you!


KES Play and Learn Preschool registration open

Families with children ages 3, 4 and 5: Registration for 2013-2014 Play and Learn Preschool is now open!

Play and Learn Preschool provides a variety of hands-on, developmentally appropriate experiences within a three-hour class period. Activities are planned for optimal growth and learning in the following areas: Language and literacy, math, art and music, small and large motor development, problem solving, independence skills, and cooperation. Learning takes place within the context of purposeful play. Play and Learn Preschool helps nurture enthusiastic learners and prepare children for kindergarten.


K-EV-W golfers can’t shake off winter rust at Pierz meet

Seven local golf teams clashed last Thursday, May 2, at the Pierz season-opening Central Minnesota Conference golf meet. Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkin’s first-year coach Jason Huschle is optimistic for his very young team. “Everyone has to start somewhere, and now all we can really do is work at getting better and improve on our previous scores.” Since losing ace golfer Tommy Wuertz to a winter injury, the team is left with just two varsity-experienced seniors. Conference teams got together, including Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary: K-EV-W’s senior Cole Stang, 56; sophomore Logan Schlueter, 60; sophomore Cameron Flaschenriem, 56; sophomore Skyler Schiefelbein, 58; eighth-grader Hunter Flaschenriem, 57.  B-B-E’s Jackson Gregory shot 40, HL-W-W’s Collin Benson shot 48, Maple Lake’s Aiden Jude shot 47, Pierz’s Dustin Herold shot 40, Rockford’s Brody Harstad shot 41, Osakis’s Joey Kotek shot 43. Rockford’s Ty Griffin was proclaimed the meet’s Medalist, with an impressive 39 on the par 35 course.  Rockford took first Place with a net 166; second Place, Osakis, 180 net; third Place tie, B-B-E and Pierz, 183 net; fifth Place, HL-W-W, 214 net, sixth Place, Maple Lake, 223; seventh Place, K-EV-W, 227 net. Next up for K-EV-W is a meet at Maple Lake, Tuesday, May 7, at Albion Ridges Golf Course.


Austyn Schlueter breaks record

W-Austyn-Schlueter-Track-IMG 0046Senior, captain, shot-put thrower Austyn Schlueter of the EV-W-K track team broke the school record (held by Dave Asfeld of 45’10” from 1976) at the Foley meet Tuesday, April 23, with a throw of 47’10” and then broke his own record at Maple Lake Thursday, April 25, with a launch of 49’8-1/2”.