Tricounty News

Kimball Schools welcome new staff for 2013-14

New staff at Kimball Schools include Melissa Opatz (long-term substitute for Mrs. Forsman), Whitney Gettler W-img 0872(Kindergarten), Aaron Johnson (student teacher in Mrs. Ostby’s 3rd grade class), Katie Pettit (high school Math), Allison Tooley (Early Childhood paraprofessional), and Lindsie Cunningham (student teacher in Mrs. Nusbaum’s 3rd grade class). Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.


The future of Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars

The Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars will be meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, to decide the future of the organization. Because of the National Dollars for Scholars, IRS changes and declining interest from the community and parents, our organization is struggling to stay alive. Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars members will be meeting with donors and any community individuals and parents that want to help with the future of our organization.

With only eight members and three of these members stepping down, our organization needs help. Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars future will depend on the attendance at this meeting. So come join us and let us hear from you if our organization is an important part of the Kimball community. If unable to attend, and you would like to voice your concerns, let us know by calling Maureen at (320) 398-2539.

Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars Gail Schiefelbein/secretary

Kimball inducts five into Hall of Fame

Friday the 13th, 2013, was a special day for several Kimball alumni and their families. It was a day of honor, photo ops, and speeches.Friday afternoon, the honorees were presented at an assembly at the high school. They also enjoyed a dinner together at Triple R in Kimball.

At halftime during the football game, the first home game of the season, the five inductees were presented to the crowd. Their profiles were read, and each received a plaque presented by a member of the Hall of Fame.

After the game, there was an informal reception. Some of the inductees had exhibits that highlighted their high school careers.

Each inductee was asked to speak as well.


Kimball Class of 1983 marks their thirtieth

The Kimball Class of 1983 met Saturday, Sept. 7, at Triple R for their 30-year reunion. There were 27 present of the original class of 73. Beginning with the row in front, left to right, are Jesse Messer, Terry W-Kimball-Class-of-1983275(Smith) Smith, Kenny Hendrickson, Sheila Hinkemeyer, and Lisa (Hennen) Mackedanz. In second row are Tracy (Eich) Zwilling, Don Zwilling, Teresa (Gohmann) Nelson, Brad Libbesmeier, Ellen (Maus) Libbesmeier, Terri (Hoefer) Gettler, Mary (Hurrle) Sanders, and Angie Hoeft. In back are Tim Kunkel, Jim Zwack, Mary Ann (Rothstein) Edwards, Craig “Bob” Hill, Ralph Buettner, Randy Pramann, Jackie Heid, Laura (Donnay) Buckner, Darla (Serbus), Sue (Benoit) Steuck, Rob Oster, Cal Moyer, Leon Gehrke, and Martin “Butch” Ashfeld. Submitted photo.


Class of 1998 celebrates fifteen years

To add to the festivities of Kimball Days, the KAHS Class of 1998 reunited to reminisce and laugh over years gone by and catch up on current happenings, family and careers. Twenty-five of the 90 graduates came together at the Red Goat Bar & Grill in Watkins, on theW-Class-of-1998-2013-8-11-085 afternoon and evening of Saturday, Aug. 10. Attendees were greeted with hugs and given the chance to compete in a guessing game to match the 15-year-old senior pictures of the graduates to the current pictures of their children, all creatively decorated by Heather (Gohmann) Griess and her Creative Memories supplies. Terese (Rosha) Haus, Erin (Loewen) Gutwasser and Kathy (Schreiner) Kunkel were the best at linking facial features of parents to their children. Tables were covered in royal blue, yellow and blue balloons and then were decorated with yellow and white flowers stuck into mason jars wrapped in old, elementary class photos for centerpieces.