Tricounty News

KAHS Financial Aid Night March 31

Kimball Area High School will host a Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31. This will be in the KAHS Cafetorium.


Keali’i Kapoi earns Eagle Scout status

Wednesday, Feb. 19, Keali’i was interviewed by the Eagle Scout Board of Review for his project: Raised Garden Beds for Heritage House of Kimball. Thew-Kapoi-photo-RGBboard approved his final project to make him the latest Eagle Scout under the direction of Scout Master Bill Liedman. The Eagle Scout Award Ceremony will be held later this fall when Keali’i’s father Troy returns from active duty.


Pictured with the new Eagle Scout Keali’i Kapoi are, from left, Kapoi’s mother Melissa Kapoi, Keali’i Kapoi, and Sue Stone–Assistant District Advancement Chair. Submitted photo.


KES sixth-grade Math Master Team takes first place

The Kimball sixth-grade Math Master Team competed in a Regional Tournament Thursday, March 6, and came home with a first-place win. There were W-6th-Grade-Math-masters04717 other schools competing at this competition, with a total of 71 individuals. 

The team did a great job working together, and this is the first time in the history of Kimball sending a team to the Math Masters competition that they have placed.  


KAHS Speech Team working hard this season

Saturday, Feb. 22, the team travelled to Maple Lake where they won a first place Small-Team trophy. Adrienne Rainer placed third in Creative Expression, with Isiah W-Kimball-Speech-2014-03-01 16-02-14 673Allen taking eighth in the same category. In Extemporaneous Reading, Karlee Beehler and Caitlin Carr earned fourth and fifth places, and Erin Diffley took home a seventh-place ribbon in Original Oratory. Holly Dahlinger placed sixth in Serious Drama, and Maicy Vossen placed seventh in Serious Drama and took fifth in her double-entry category Storytelling. Lidiah Zipp earned a seventh-place ribbon in Serious Prose, and Olivia Straley finished off the individual awards with a Champion medal in Storytelling. It was a great showing for the team.

But there would be a cold and windy week ahead of them, with practices cancelled for blizzard conditions. But the speechers came out strong on Saturday, March 1, at Sauk Centre, the first meet with a final round. Kimball had 5 finalists: Maicy Vossen earned eighth place in Serious Drama, and Olivia Straley took second in Storytelling. Caleb Anderson qualified for his first final round of his career and took a Championship medal in Discussion. Holly Dahlinger took top honors in Serious Drama, while eighth-grader Adrienne Rainer, the team’s spelling expert, took first place in Creative Expression. Earning Honorable Mentions were Karlee Beehler in Extemporaneous Reading, Megan Bisila in Informative Speaking, and Erin Diffley in Original Oratory. The team brought home a second-place trophy in the Medium Team division.


KAHS vocal students do well in Subsections

The Kimball Senior High Vocal Department did very well at Solo/Ensemble contest at Paynesville High School Monday, Feb. 24.

The students all conducted themselves in a very professional manner. The ratings are as follows:

Subsection Excellent:

Erin Diffley

Kaitlyn Truenow

Olivia Straley