Tricounty News

Three teachers retire, principal resigns

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 fourth-grade basketball girls third place

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. W-Kimball-4th-grade-Basketball-photo
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.


Kimball Youth Wrestlers advance

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 W-Kimball-Youth-Wrestling-march-2014-068Leither, 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.


Kimball honors two volunteers

In honor of Mayors Day in recognition for National service, Mayor Tammy Konz hereby issues this proclamation in honor of Gwen Caird w-Nancy-Stantzand Nancy Stantz, volunteers for the Foster Grandparents program at Kimball Elementary School, Kimball, Minnesota.w-Gwen-Caird

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


Navy Capt. Sean Liedman pilots sophisticated plan searching for lost jetliner

While Central Minnesotans may have had their eyes glued to televisions the past couple of weeks watching coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner, one local w-met 01PoseidonMalay100916F
man had his eyes riveted on the actual search.

Navy Capt. Sean Liedman, son of Bill and Barb Liedman of Kimball, is the leader of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing -11 aboard Jacksonville Naval Air Base now situated in Perth, Australia. One of the unit’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft is one of the primary U.S. planes searching the southern quadrant for Flight 370.

Meanwhile, Capt. Liedman’s parents, Bill and Barb Liedman, have been following their son’s activities with great interest and pride.

“He still considers himself a kid from Kimball,” his father said last week. “He considers Kimball his home.”

“It’s unbelievable how he’s climbed the ladder so fast,” Bill Liedman said of his son’s assent in the naval ranks.