Tricounty News

KES students’ fun with inflatables

Friday, Feb. 14, although it was Valentine’s Day, KES school was in session. A celebration of a sort was in progress with inflatables in the school gym. The inflatables were a Inflatables-RGBreward from Chip Shoppe for raising almost $8,000 for our school. The money will be used on I-pads and play-ground equipment for our third and final phase of this project. Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson.


School lunches for those who can’t pay

It made national headlines two weeks ago because it happened in a Utah school. But it made local headlines eleven years ago because it was happening here too.

Students went through the lunch line but, if there wasn’t enough money in their lunch account, their trays were taken away from them and emptied into the garbage. In front of them and their schoolmates. It was a lose-lose situation all the way around: students were humiliated, food was wasted, and the school still lost money.


KES Kindergarten Roundup March 13

Thursday, March 13, has been selected as the day for Kimball’s Kindergarten Roundup for the school year 2014-2015. The plan is to meet in the Kimball Elementary School gym at 5:30 p.m.

This is for children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2014.

KES January Cubs of the Month

The Cubs of the Month have been selected at Kimball Elementary School for the month of January, 2014. Each name is followed by their grade. In W-January-Cubs-of-the-Month-IMG 7055front row, left to right are Bailey Schwieters, second, Miranda Kimmes, kindergarten, Nolan Nistler, kindergarten, and Jamison Klein, kindergarten. In second row are Cheyenne Nyholm, first, Kylie Kesanen, third, Daisie Pramann, first, and William Serbus, second. In third row are Tyler Schmidt, fourth, Layla Lee, third, Skylor Gruba, fourth, Lilly Rhodes, fourth, and Robert Curtis, third. In fourth (back) row are Grace Rowland, fifth, Jaden Degree, fifth, Tori Harren, sixth, and Justice Boyer, sixth. Not pictured is Summer Zamora, fourth. Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson.


Shelby Schiefelbein awarded CME scholarship

Thursday, Feb. 6, the CME group and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) celebrate 25 years of the CME Beef Industry Scholarship, and Texas A&M University student Shelby Schiefelbein, originally from Kimball, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship as an outstanding student pursuing a career and a bright future in the beef industry.W-Shelby-Schiefelbein

Introduced in 1989, the scholarship recognizes and encourages talented students who will one day be industry leaders, investing in the future and ensuring the next generation has skills to lead the beef industry. In honor of the 25th anniversary, CME Group has awarded 25 students with the Beef Industry Scholarship.