Tricounty News

Kimball Speech: Four advance

Kimball Speechers had a good Saturday, April 13. With a narrow window of good (although not quite springy) weather, the Section W-IMG 57105A tournament went off with nary a hitch. And for Kimball speechers, it went … well, GREAT!

To begin with, the team placed third out of 20 competing teams, only 2 points out of a runner-up trophy, which Sauk Centre took home. This is the highest sections placing Kimball has had in many years. St. Cloud Cathedral are the 2013 5A Section Champions. Team points at sections are counted only for those competing in finals.


Kimball math team competes nationally

On a list of 1,281 top math and science high school teams in the country, one would hardly expect to see a small rural public school. w-IMG 4054-RGBBut, there it is on the list: Kimball Area High School. They were one of 24 teams from Minnesota in this predominantly East-Coast contest.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announced its annual Moody’s Mega Math competition and, this year, four KAHS seniors decided to take on the challenge. After all, there was no entry fee; the only cost would be 14 hours of their time, a whole Sunday as it turned out.


Kimball Community Read was successful

Kimball Community Read was a success because of community volunteer readers, Kimball Chamber, Kimball Elementary staff and students.W-KES-I-Love-to-Read-IMG 1074

Each Kimball Elementary class was fortunate to have a community reader(s) read books to the students during February which is “I Love to Read” month. Community members also shared their love of reading and encouraged students to be life-long readers.

Laurie Hunt is pictured reading to the second-grade class of Ms. Forsman at Kimball Elementary School.


NHS Food Drive April 8-12


The Kimball National Honor Society has been quite busy this spring, or shall we say late winter, season. Friday, March 29, the group gathered at the Kimball Library and diligently cleaned until the shelves and books sparkled. The NHS has also been busy working on other projects at school. Highway ditch cleaning and lawn-care volunteer events are coming up in the near future.

This week (April 8-12) is the annual Food Drive. Grade will be pitted against grade in this week-long competition, judged by the poundage of food brought in, all for a great cause! All proceeds go the Kimball Area Food Shelf. The NHS appreciates all the support from our community. Thank You!

Kimball School Board to consider budget reductions

For the first time in the past three (3) years, the Kimball School Board must make some reductions in order to balance the budget for the 2013-2014 school year.

Reductions during the four (4) years of 2007-2008 to 2010-2011 averaged $230,000 per year.  The operating levy that was passed by the voters in November, 2010 made it possible to get past the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years without needing to reduce staff and/or educational programs.