Tricounty News

Kimball’s March 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 studentsMoAprilKimball 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 the Kimball Chamber of Commerce and a private donor for sponsoring this program. The following students are recognized for March 2014:


Advance tickets on sale for ‘Annie’

Reserved tickets for the EV-W spring musical “Annie” will be on sale Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22, and again the next Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29, at the EV-W High School by the main office from 6-8:30 p.m. They are also available for purchase one hour prior to the performances. This is the W-Annie-IMG 9850only way reserve tickets may be purchased.

Annie cast is a mix of newcomers, veterans

When the EV-W drama department decided to open auditions to community members for the upcoming spring musical Annie, director Vicki Meyer wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, six weeks into rehearsals, it’s safe to say she is pleased with the results.

Nine of the 58-member cast are adults with diverse theater backgrounds. Some come with an extensive theater background while others are making their stage debuts.


Foster grandmas celebrated at KES

April 1 was declared  as Gwen Caird and Nancy Stantz Day in Kimball, as the two volunteers were honored by Kimball schools and city, and by mayor W-IMG 7934Tammy Konz. The two women help elementary students with reading and other subjects as part of the Foster Grandparents program. From left are Grandma Gwen Caird, Tammy Konz, and Grandma Nancy Stantz. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


KAHS speech team competes


Shelby Schiefelbein is not a stranger to public speaking. As a youth beef ambassador, 4-H and FFA member, and speech team member, she perhaps has W-Kimball-Speech-1509861 10152053248231188 2086449547 n-2more experience in public speaking than some elected officials. That experience paid off for her during the Section 5A Speech tournament Saturday, April 5, held at Melrose High School.

Shelby, a senior competing in Original Oratory, delivered her speech entitled “Too Much Proma” during the final round, competing against seven other speakers, including teammate and classmate McKenzie Libbesmeier. Her speech addresses the excessive costs and drama that has come to be associate with prom. Shelby’s scores earned her a third-place medal and a spot at the Class 5A State Speech tournament Saturday, April 12, at Blaine High School. This is Shelby’s first appearance in state competition for speech.


Sidney Schreiner takes second

Congratulations to Sidney Schreiner (12-year-old girls division) who took second place in the District Knights of Columbus State free-throw competitionW-Sidney-Schreiner-Free-Throw-Competition-IMG956304
Saturday, March 29. The competition was held at St. Cloud Cathedral High School. Submitted photo.