NOVEMBER The EV-W FFA announced that their Corn Drive for Camp Courage raised $3,854 from corn and cash donations. Temperatures were cold enough that Powder Ridge started making snow mid-November. Author and artist Yvonne Palka visited Holy Cross School in Marty and shared her story-telling and sumi-e (Asian brush) painting skills. She wrote and authored Dragon Fire Ocean Mist. Michelle Meier of Watkins was one of five winners in Stearns County’s fall photo contest with her photo “Fall Harvest.” Nov. 1 KAHS hosted a courage retreat for seventh-graders from Kimball and from South Junior High (in St. Cloud). The program was put on by Youth Frontiers with help by student leaders. Nov. 1 was Grandparents’ Day at Kimball Elementary School. Grandparents were invited to spent an hour in the afternoon visiting classrooms, participating with students, and enjoying treats.
The EV-W FFA announced that their Corn Drive for Camp Courage raised $3,854 from corn and cash donations.
Temperatures were cold enough that Powder Ridge started making snow mid-November.
Author and artist Yvonne Palka visited Holy Cross School in Marty and shared her story-telling and sumi-e (Asian brush) painting skills. She wrote and authored Dragon Fire Ocean Mist.
Michelle Meier of Watkins was one of five winners in Stearns County’s fall photo contest with her photo “Fall Harvest.”
Nov. 1 KAHS hosted a courage retreat for seventh-graders from Kimball and from South Junior High (in St. Cloud). The program was put on by Youth Frontiers with help by student leaders.
Nov. 1 was Grandparents’ Day at Kimball Elementary School. Grandparents were invited to spent an hour in the afternoon visiting classrooms, participating with students, and enjoying treats.
Nov. 1 Assumption Parish in Eden Valley held an All Saints Celebration during Mass; 41 youth dressed as saints and were introduced during Mass.
Nov. 2, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball hosted a full-day workshop led by
Rev. Peter Preus on “Speaking of Hoplessness: When Believers Consider Suicide.”
Nov. 2 was the Craft & Bake Sale at Zion United Methodist Church in South Haven.
Nov. 2 Matt Dingman hit a hole-in-one at the Kimball Golf Club; it was a 306-yard shot on the #12 hole.
Nov. 7 was the annual Blaze Orange Harvest Festival at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural South Haven. The Froemming Family presented a concert, with refreshments following.
Nov. 9, Kimball alumna Gwen (Rosha) Anderson spoke at the Kimball Public Library about her book, My Three Lumps, about how she survived being diagnosed with breast cancer young, and going through divorce at the same time. A dozen or so attended. Her book is available for sale at the Tri-County News office.
Nov. 9 was a Sloppy Joe dinner and turkey bingo to benefit food shelves in Eden Valley and Kimball.
Nov. 11 was Veterans Day. In the morning, a program was presented at KAHS. In the afternoon, a program was held for residents and their families at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. And in the evening, a program was held at EV-W HS.
Nov. 12 was the annual Kimball Area Historical Society pot-luck dinner and social, at Kimball City Hall.
Nov. 13 Kimball Schools superintendent John Tritabaugh resigned to make way for a permanent replacement. Tritabaugh has been a part-time interim superintendent now for eight years. His resignation allows the school board to begin the process of finding a new superintendent.
Nov. 14, 32 EV-W eighth- and ninth-grade High Ability students participated in a world record event, cup-stacking. The students rotated around 16 activity stations, keeping busy stacking cups for nearly an hour. It was estimated that more than half a million people across the country participated in the event, simultaneously.
Nov. 15 was a book-signing by Trisha Field at Wally’s Café in Watkins. Her second book in a series is The Man I Was.
Nov. 15 was Brittany LaFave’s 21st birthday, but her life was changed that day for another reason. On their way to celebrate in St. Cloud, Brittany and a friend were T-boned by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign near Fair Haven. The driver, Brittany’s friend, was kept overnight and released. But Brittany was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and then transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with numerous serious injuries. (The accident happened just before
1 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, and weather was not deemed to be a factor.) As of this printing, Brittany has a long road of recovery ahead of her, but she was out ice fishing this past weekend. A benefit will be held for her April 12 at the Kimball Legion Club.
Nov. 16 new hours were announced at the South Haven Post Office: 7-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (Saturday hours and delivery remain the same). Patty Nelson has been the Officer In Charge since Postmaster Doug Wilhelm’s retirement in August.
Nov. 17 was the St. Augusta Lions fall breakfast at St. Mary’s Help of Christians Parish in
Nov. 17 was the Catholic Order of Foresters Bouja and Chicken Soup sale at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Watkins.
Nov. 17 the Eden Valley Area Library hosted their first Art Show, and author Dean Urdahl presented Conspiracy, his latest book, about the events leading up to the assassination of President Lincoln.
Nov. 19 Laura Beilke of MNsure made a presentation at the Eden Valley Event Center, hosted by the Eden Valley Area Library; she has been making similar presentations across the state.
Nov. 19 Sheryl Carlson officially took her seat on the Kimball City Council. She was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Nate Osmundson who moved away.
Nov. 20 local schools celebrated American Education Week. That morning, EV-W teachers and staff were honored for their years of service. That afternoon, Kimball teachers and staff were invited to a Teacher Tea at the Kimball American Legion Club after school.
Nov. 20 the Kimball Elementary School graduated its fifth-grade class in the D.A.R.E. program.
Nov. 22 was the 7th annual Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church chili supper, with proceeds going to their building fund.
Nov. 23 was a fundraising dinner and silent auction at KES for the Kimball Wrestling Boosters.
Nov. 24 was a parish breakfast at St. Wendelin’s Church in Luxemburg.
Nov. 25 the Kimball Boy Scout Troop 357 held their Court of Honor. Riley Matthiesen and Everett Eken were promoted to Life Scout, Josh Statz to First Class, and Brice Nehring to Second Class. A number of merit badges were handed out as well.
Nov. 25 the Tri-County News, along with local business sponsors, drew 21 names to win $25 grocery gift certificates for local grocery stores.
Nov. 25 the Watkins Liquor Warehouse opened to the public. It is located in the former MT Plates, across Highway 55 from Mies Outland.
Nov. 26 first-graders at KES celebrated Thanksgiving with homemade applesauce, pumpkin muffins, popcorn, and apple juice. The annual “feast” has become a KES tradition.
Nov. 27 EV-W HS hosted a career fair with nearly 40 EV-W alumni and other local professionals discussing their professions with students throughout the morning.
Nov. 8, Creelyn Charlette Kimberly Myhrer was born to Chasidy and Cory Myhrer of LaPorte.
Nov. 20, Lauren Marion Schultz was born to “Monster” Mike and Sara Schultz of St. Cloud.
Nov. 1, Vernon “Vern” Jensen, 81, of Litchfield.
Nov. 2, Clemence Wimmer, 81, of Litchfield.
Nov. 4, Mary Hagen, 75, of Coon Rapids (formerly of Kimball).
Nov. 14, Barb Bobendrier, 77, of Watkins.
Nov. 16, Dale Jacobsma, 80, of Annandale.
Nov. 18, Beulah “Boo” Worcester, 78, of Stillwater, Okla. (formerly of Kimball).
Nov. 21, Arthur Runde, 89, of Kimball.
Nov. 24, Alice Root, 87, of Kingston.
Nov. 30, Wilbert Konz, 54, of Seattle, Wash. (formerly of Kimball).
Paul and Sheila Haag celebrated their combined 100th birthday (50 years each) with a party Nov. 30 at A Maze’N Farmyard in Eden Valley.