Tricounty News

Kimball schools wind up sup’t search

As of their Feb. 19 meeting, the Kimball School Board had received 16 applications for superintendent, the position to begin with the 2014-15 school year. The field of candidates has been narrowed to the top 10, and six will be interviewed next Tuesday and Wednesday. The new superintendent should be in place to start July 1.

Dennis Abernathy requested a third year of leave of absence; he is currently teaching in Dassel-Cokato. The board declined his request, stating that he is welcome to apply for any job in the district, like anyone else.

Laurie Hunt, long-time high school secretary, will begin phasing in retirement, starting July 1.

Kathy Ahlrich was hired as part-time elementary secretary starting March 1; Mary Faber is phasing in her retirement, and Kathy will fill that position.

The board’s budget committee  will meet in April and May to discuss proposed budget cuts and create a reduction timeline.

The next board meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Meetings are open to the public.


Rocking & Rolling with ECFE

Kimball/EV-W Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is celebrating the young child with an upcoming special event:

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In celebration of the young child, Kimball/EV-W Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is hosting a FREE vehicle fair for area families with young children age birth to 5 (not yet in kindergarten). Spend an evening exploring a variety of unique vehicles including an ambulance, fire and rescue truck, police car, school bus, and farm equipment. There will also be some “rock” and “roll” crafts to make and take home.

• Monday, March 31, from
6-7 p.m. at Watkins Elementary parking lot

• Tuesday, April 1, from
6-7 p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church parking lot in Kimball


February 2014 Students of the Month

In order to recognize achievement, outstanding progress, and responsible behavior in our student body, grade-level teams made up of teachers select one w-studentsMoMarKimball Area High School student in each grade to be recognized as the Student of the Month. The monthly winners are recognized in school, on the school website, and in the Tri-County News. They also receive a Dairy Queen gift certificate and Chamber Bucks from the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Annandale’s Dairy Queen and the Kimball Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this program. The following students are recognized for February 2014:


NED Show comes to KES

Students at Kimball Elementary School were treated to a yo-yo master, Gary Garland, Thursday, March 13.w-NED-at-KES

Never give up

Encourage others

Do your best

That’s the message of NED.

Using yo-yo tricks, Garland encouraged students to be a champion in school and in life. Teachers are here to transfer knowledge to students, and students need to do their best to accept it.

Garland and the NED Show came to Kimball as a volunteer. 

Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson.


KES February Cubs of the Month

The Cubs of the Month have been selected at Kimball Elementary School for the month of February, 2014. Each name is followed by their grade. In back row, W-Cub-of-the-Month-IMG 7652from left to right are Emma Antique (4), Sam Palmerscheim (4), Devin Waldorf (4) Maximus Edmonson (5), Brandon Rosha (6), and Emma Schmitz (3). In second row are Caden Guggisberg (3), Lily Ekert (2), Maddie Mueller (2), Caitlyn Kuechle (6), and Lily VanWahlde (1). In front row are Baylie Winter (K), Skye Zamora (2), Taylor Lee (1), and Connor Lauermann (K) Not pictured are Davis Burg (K), and Austin Donnay (5). 

Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson.