Tricounty News

KAHS 10th-graders learn CPR

Neither Bob Kempenich nor Mike Hengel should be alive today, much less walking and talking.

Today, the pair visit schools and businesses throughout central Minnesota almost daily. They teach CPR wherever they’re invited. 

Both describe themselves as “dead men walking.” Both men literally dropped dead of heart attacks, but lived to tell the tale.W-CPR-IMG 6736

They share their stories every day, so that others will live.

This is the second year that Bob and Mike came to KAHS Jan. 16 to teach tenth-graders how to do CPR. Students practiced CPR on inflatable mannequins. They also got to see how to use an AED (automated electronic defibrilator). 

The lessons taught by Bob and Mike will not certify anyone there that day in CPR. But it showed how quick response to a cardiac arrest can save a life. It showed students that they can do it, and that there’s nothing to fear in doing it.


News of our students

SDSU, Brookings. S.D. dean’s list for fall semester, 2013

Andrew John Kieke (Kimball).

NDSU, Fargo, N.D. dean’s list for fall semester, 2013

Alex A. Mies – Business Administration (Kimball)

Austin A. Roerick – Finance (Kimball)

Alex M. Job – University Studies (Richmond)

Mark T. Pederson – Civil Engineering (Richmond)

Justin D. Rothstein – Computer Science (Richmond)

Reece A. Berns – Mechanical Engineering (South Haven)

Kelly E. Miller – Public Relations and Advertising (South Haven)

Jeffrey M. Dockendorf – Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Watkins)

Hannah M. Linz – Nursing (Watkins)


CSB women’s teams visit KES

The College of St. Benedict women’s hockey and basketball teams enjoyed volunteering their time at Kimball Elementary School. Thursday, Jan. 9, the hockey team visited, and Friday, Jan. 10, it was the women’s basketball team. This was a great opportunity for these athletes to give back to a local school, and for KES students to meet, learn and play with these successful female athletes. CSB athletes went to classrooms and provided individual and small-group assistance with reading or math, helped with art class, played W-IMG 6652with the kids during PE and recess, and joined them during lunch. Everyone enjoyed the visit very much.



December KAHS Students of the Month

In order to recognize achievement, outstanding progress, and responsible behavior in our student body, grade-level teams made up of teachers select one Kimball Area High studentsMoDecSchool student in each grade to be recognized as the Student of the Month. The monthly winners are recognized in school, on the school website, and in the Tri-County News. They also receive a Dairy Queen gift certificate and Chamber Bucks from the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Annandale’s Dairy Queen and the Kimball Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this program. The following students are recognized for December 2013:

Grade 7–Josiah Rowland

Josiah Rowland was selected as the December student of the month. He is an inquisitive young man with an excitement for learning. Josiah sets high expectations for himself and works hard to reach them. Another attribute we appreciate about Josiah is that he is not afraid to advocate for his peers.


KES December Cubs of the Month

The Cubs of the Month have been selected at Kimball Elementary School for the month of December, 2013. They are from left to right, in front row, kneeling, Suzi Walz, Jackie W-IMG 6639Merten, Tyler Charboneau, Lucas Peterson, and Bryce Lyrek. In middle row are Hank Meyer, Tyler Verney, Zion Elznic, Jordyn Donnay, Chloe Christensen, and Jenna Christensen. In back row are Naomi Bollum, Brian Binsfeld, Kim Kesonen, Matthew Loch, Ace Meyer, and Omar Feyma. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.