The third graders at KES had a special visitor on Monday, May 6. Ben Hanowski, who now plays in the NHL, stopped by to meet and talk to the students on Monday. It has been a very eventful year for Hanowski, former SCSU forward. The SCSU Huskies made their first appearance in the “Frozen Four” National Championship in April. Immediately following the tournament he signed with NHL’s Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal against the Minnesota Wild.
Gwen Caird, better known to KES students as “Grandma Gwen,” has volunteered in elementary classrooms more than 500 hours this school year. In this picture, she’s working one-on-one with a first grader. She works through the Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent program. Submitted photo.
For years, Bill Liedman has been as much a fixture in Kimball as the water tower — tall, but maybe not that tall.
Liedman, 65, who is retiring as a mathematics instructor at the high school after more than 30 years, grew up locally. His Dad, Carl, was the town barber and a member of the city council. His mother, Annette, was active in the Red Cross. Little Bill had a paper route and attended Kimball Area Schools, graduating from high school in 1965.
“I grew up active,” Liedman said of following his parents’ lead.
It was at KHS that two math instructors — Dick James and Vern Busho — had a dramatic impact on Liedman.
At Awards Day at Kimball Area High School, Wednesday, May 1, two Kimball school bus drivers were honored for their many years of driving our children to and from school. Joanne Hendricks, on the left, has driven 40+ years. Dean Mozena, on the right was given appreciation for his 55 years of faithful driving. They are still going strong, and the community joins in saying thanks for all these years of safety and caring. Submitted photo.
Wednesday, May 1, New London Spicer hosted the 12th Annual Minnesota State High School League Region 5A Visual Arts Festival. Kimball Area High School took a team of six students to participate: seniors Malina Röttgermann, Kyleigh Eisenbraun, Alissa Jones, Hannah Zipoy, Ashley Angier and sophomore Josh Miller. In Drawing, Kyleigh Eisenbraun and Hannah Zipoy each earned a State Superior rating. In Mixed Media, Hannah Zipoy and Alissa Jones earned State Excellents.