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.
Elene Loliashvili is an exchange student at KAHS from the Republic of Georgia. She has been staying with Nancy Bonnifield and family since September. Pictures shown are Elene receiving a “letter” for choir, and State Superior awards for solo/ensemble contest. She will be returning to Georgia Wednesday, May 15. We have all enjoyed knowing her and hope to see her again.
The Kimball Senior Choir will present its spring concert Sunday evening, May 19. It will be held in the Cafetorium at the high school. Many soloists will be featured in this concert. Mrs. Sands said, “The quality of these voices is so amazing, if they asked to sing a solo, I have to give them the opportunity to perform.” “You may hear their C.D.’s some day”.
Selections are from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserable,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and others. The State Superior award winning choir will perform “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which they will be seeing at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater Wednesday, May 22. Much thanks to the “Boosters” for providing funds for the transportation.
The choir is under the direction of Arlene Sands who will be in her 30th year as District Vocal Music Specialist at Kimball.
The public is cordially invited to attend this free night of entertainment.