Tricounty News


Kimball kindergarten

In last week’s Tri-County News we reported that the Kimball Area School Board approved adding a third section of kindergarten and hiring a new long-term substitute teacher for that section. What the board actually did was pre-approve adding the section and teacher IF student numbers are sufficient. Waiting until the Aug. 21 meeting to hire a new teacher would be too late. As of the July 17 board meeting, however, there were 54 kindergartners anticipated for 2013-14, but 12 had not yet paid their deposit for all-day every-day kindergarten (which was due in April). 


The ‘crunch’ is over

Long live the “crunch!”

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m one of those people who’s driven by deadlines. If a deadline doesn’t exist, I’ll make one up (and then test it, of course). It’s not only an occupational hazard, it’s a way of life.

Last week was a real doozy. It was the culmination of many, many weeks of hard work (and nearly a year of planning work)  for several of us, creating this year’s Tri-County Resource Guide.

To be honest, I can’t remember if I started publishing the Guide in 2001 or 2002, but I was the one who started it. I have no one to blame but myself.

So this would be either the eleventh or twelfth year of the Guide


Half full or half empty?

If you go by summer school vacation, then summer is just more than half gone. Forty days until the start of school.

I prefer to think of summer as just getting warmed up, so to speak. Kind of like our strange, delayed weather this year. 

The crush of the end-of-school-year days is now a faded memory. Some people jump right from that into the fury of gardening, yard work, and other projects around the house. Others of us need that buffer of time doing next to nothing.


The importance of copyright

“I got it off the Internet, and the internet is free, so I can use it, right?”


The subject comes up several times a week. It might be a story, poem, photo, recipe, or a graphic.

Some understand that we can’t reprint something that’s been printed on paper without getting permission. But explaining internet copyrights is a bit more tricky. 


2013 Tri-County Resource Guide coming Aug. 1

We’re putting the finishing touches on the 2013 Tri-County Resource Guide. This year, it will be bigger and better than ever. A glossy, magazine format is just the beginning. We’ve been busy verifying information, and adding even more.

The Guide is published once a year with loads of essential information that is useful all year ’round.

It will be distributed in the August 1
Tri-County News to all subscribers. It will be available for free at a number of local businesses in South Haven, Kimball, Watkins, and Eden Valley. It also will be available at our Kimball office (70 Main Street South) and our Eden Valley drop site (378 State Street South).