Tricounty News

Chosen as Dairy Princess for another year

It is so hard to believe that a year has passed since my dreams came true, and I was crowned a 2012-W-Maria--PK2013 Stearns County dairy princess. This past year has been filled with so many incredible memories to last a lifetime. To quickly recap, the first large event was this past May when all six of the newly crowned dairy princesses competed at the May Event, a weekend training seminar and judging session to choose the 12 Princess Kay finalists.

Two of Stearns County’s own dairy princesses, Kirsten Meier and Christine Reitsma, were named finalists, kicking off an exciting summer for the county. June 2, was the famous Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm held at Landwehr’s Dairy in Watkins where more than 2,200 people were served breakfast and given farm tours. June Dairy Month continued on with multiple library visits, grocery store visits, and bank visits where we got to serve a lot of ice cream.


Kimball-EV-W Golf rescheduled

Here are the latest golf schedules for the Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins girls' and boys' golf teams. Several meets have been cancelled; many more have been rescheduled.


Mon., April 29, 1:30 pm, at Lynx G.C. in Sauk Centre
Fri., May 3, 4:15 pm, CMC Invit. at Shamrock G.C., Corcoran
Tues., May 14, 4:15 pm, at Maple Lake (Albion Ridges G.C.)
Thurs., May 9, 4:15 pm, v. HLWW, BBE, and Osakis
Fri., May 10, 4:15 pm, v. Maple Lake
Thurs., May 13 (was 4/11), 4:15 pm, at Pierz
Fri., May 17, 2 pm, at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Mon., May 20, 12 noon, at Dassel-Cokato (Albion Ridges G.C.)
Tues., May 21, 4:15 pm, at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted


Thurs., May 2, 4:15 pm, at Pierz
Mon., May 6 (was 4/15), 4:15 pm, at Osakis Golf Course
Mon., May 6 (was 4/22), 10 am, at Sartell (Blackberry Ridge G.C.)
Tues., May 7, 4:15 pm, at Maple Lake (Albion Ridges G.C.)
Mon., May 13, 1 pm, at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Mon., May 20 (was 4/18), 11 am, at Milaca (Stones Throw Golf Course)
Wed., May 22, 12 noon, at Dassel-Cokato (Albion Ridges G.C.)
May 23, 3 pm, CMC Invitational at Shamrock G.C., Corcoran

Check either school's website for last-minute changes in schedule: or

Spring sports are snowed out (temporarily)

We should be well into the spring season of sports: baseball, softball, golf, and track & field. A few indoor meets have been held, but ballfields and golf courses are still covered with snow and mud. Many games have been postponed and are being made up later in the season. Some, especially non-conference games, have been cancelled and are not being made up.

We’ve done our best to keep up with all the changes and cancellations in our sports schedule on page 24. Be sure to check each school’s website for the latest schedules. We’re itching for sports to get started, too. 


Quinten Berres honored

Sophomore and captain Quinten Berres was honored at the wrestling banquet for his many accomplishments this year. Quinten reached the ultimate goal of State Champion in Class A at 126 W-KAHS-wrestling-awards-img 9838pounds with a 39 - 1 record. He was named Most Valuable Wrestler, All Conference First Team, he reached his 100th career win this year, named to the KDUZ All Area Team, and MWCA All State. He was awarded CMC Athlete of the Week after dominating his competition at the State Tournament. He is a 3-time state entrant, 3-time place winner. Quinten is the youngest Kimball wrestler to be State Champion.


Banquet honors Kimball wrestlers April 4

Thursday, April 4, the Kimball wrestlers, coaches, and families came together for a banquet and award ceremony to celebrate the many accomplishments of this W-KAHS-wrestling-awards-img 9835year’s CMC Conference Champion Team. They were Section 5A Runners-up this year. The team used a record 27 kids on varsity to compile 344 individual wins. Finishing with a 21-13 overall record. Kimball is very proud of this team and their performances under the tough schedule and all the adversities they went through. Great Job! In front are Tim Konz, Travis Wills, Marcus Hamer, Troy Filzen, Austin Schiefelbein, and Quinten Berres. In back are Blane Tschida, Markus and Brady Mehr. All photos courtesy of Vanessa Schlueter.