“Monster” Mike Schultz enjoys summer. He’s really enjoying this summer.
Schultz won the gold medal in early August at the Adaptive Moto-X event at the ESPN Summer X-Games in Los Angeles.
Winning gold never gets old to Schultz who knew he had his work cut out for him at the ESPN games.
“I knew I would have some stiff competition so I built a practice track at home.”
Before the competition in practice at the event “a couple of the other guys looked strong,” Schultz said. “I knew I needed a good start and at the first corner I was in second place.”
Kid tractor pull and fireworks to be Friday, Aug. 30
Valley Daze has rescheduled their Kid tractor pull and fireworks that had to be cancelled during the Valley Daze celebration because of weather. They are going to have them both on Friday, Aug. 30. The kid tractor pull registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the pull starts at 7 p.m. for ages 4-11. The Fireworks will be at dusk at the Eden Valley Elementary School.
After receiving the MudMan 2013 medals for completing the course, these three are all smiles. From left are Donna Roerick of Kimball, Barb Goenner of Clear Lake, and Carol Krippner of Kimball.
The MudMan event occupied much of Powder Ridge for the day Saturday, Aug. 17, with its 5K obstacle course.
He had the back of the Man in Black.
For nearly 10 years, Ron Hoxmeier’s job was to be the bodyguard for country music legend Johnny Cash. It was a role that took Hoxmeier around the country and allowed him to meet some of the biggest singers in the business, including Willie Nelson, June Carter Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings.
Not a bad gig for the son of a Nebraska farmer who moved to Eden Valley in the 1940s after three years of drought left them high and dry.
Hoxmeier, now 73, remembers his father telling him that he saw a license plate that read “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Well, after so many droughts, that seemed like a good place to be, so he loaded up the family and moved northward.
Hoxmeier graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1958, and he knew one thing; he did not want to be a farmer. He landed a job in the Twin Cities driving truck for a company that hauled explosives to the Twin Cities Arsenal.
The Kimball FFA held its third annual Car and Tractor Show from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, as part of the Kimball Days Celebration. The Car and Tractor Show had 57 entrants, concluding that they had a great turnout. Of course, nothing could be possible without the car and tractor show’s sponsors, they include: Knaus Sausage House, JB Liquor, Images by Marguerite Photography, Styme Industries, S.O.B.’s Bar and Grill, Tri-County News, Triple R Grill & Bar, Ag Venture Feed & Seed, Mies Outland, Red Goat Bar & Grill, Pearl Lake Lodge, French Lake Auto Parts, Schwieters Chevrolet, AK Graphics, A.M. Maus and Son, Arnolds of Kimball, Diva’s of Kimball, Gohmanns Foods, Hendricks Bus Service, Kimball Auto Parts, Harvest Bank of Kimball, Kimball Garage, Kimball Chiropractic, Kimball Golf Club, Kim-built Propane, Kimball/Watkins Veterinary Clinic, and Mom’s Place of South Haven. The Kimball FFA gives a big thank you out to all of its sponsors, as well as everybody who came out for the Car and Tractor Show, and all entrants who entered the show. We hope to see you all again next year.