Interviews were conducted last week of six candidates for superintendent of the Kimball Area Public Schools. A committee of about 15 community individuals, and the school board interviewed each of the six.
As of press time, an offer has been made, a contract signed, and hiring is pending final approval of the school board at a special meeting Wednesday night, April 2. The top candidate was unanimously selected by both groups. He is Jim Wagner, currently principal for grades 8-12 at Albert Lea.
The new superintendent will officially begin July 1.
At the March 19 Kimball School Board meeting, the board unanimously accepted retirement requests for three teachers effective at the end of this school year. Ann Palm (who teaches grade 3) has taught at KES for 37 years. Steve Palm (who teaches kindergarten); he and his wife Ann met during their first year teaching at KES 37 years ago. Kim Pelzer (who teaches science and health and P.E. at KAHS); all of her 38 years of teaching have been at Kimball Area High School.
Kimball girls’ fourth-grade basketball team placed third at the EV-W Youth basketball tournament Sunday, March 23. Game scores were 19-18, 18-19 and 22-9.
The girls had a very successful season, finishing with a 21-1 record. They out-scored opponents 494-178. They were coached by Amanda Garding and Jim Hunt. The team is from left to right, in back row, Emma Antigua, Luci Schiefelbein, Chelsea Carlson, Leah Schiefelbein, and Madelyn Hunt. In front row are Morgan Garding, Jayme Randall, Taylor Maurer, Brianna Loehrer, and Ellie Wicker. Submitted photo.
The boys in the Kimball Youth Wrestling program are pictured together. From left to right, in front row are Gus Reddeman, Hank Meyer, Connor Carlson, Cody Leither, Tate Winter, and Mason Danelke. In back row are Caden Guggisberg, Brandon Guggisberg, Zackary Holtz, Austin Donnay, Carter Holtz, Nicholas Bowen, Ashton Hanan and Mason Libbesmeier. Not Pictured is Lucas Jurek. These youth wrestlers are either advancing to the State Jaycee tournament this weekend in Albany, or the NYWA Regions Individual tournament held in New London Spicer. Submitted photo.
In honor of Mayors Day in recognition for National service, Mayor Tammy Konz hereby issues this proclamation in honor of Gwen Caird and Nancy Stantz, volunteers for the Foster Grandparents program at Kimball Elementary School, Kimball, Minnesota.
Whereas, mayors all over the United States are recognizing volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our youth; and
Whereas, Gwen Caird and Nancy Stantz have made a commitment to Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program for the Kimball Area Schools; and