Tricounty News

Kimball Schools host 'kindness' and 'courage' retreats

On Oct. 24, and Nov. 1, staff members from the organization known as Youth Frontiers came from Minneapolis to hold a Kindness and a Courage Retreat at the Kimball Area High School.W-Kindness-Retreat-IMG 4358

Youth Frontiers is an organization that goes to different schools all around the United States and about 740 retreats are held every year for grades 4-12. They teach students kindness, courage, respect, responsibility, and wisdom.


Fourth graders from Kimball Elementary School and Discovery Elementary School of St. Cloud sing together at the Thursday, Oct. 24, Kindness Retreat at KAHS. 



Kimball NHS volunteer raking

Saturday, Oct. 26, the Kimball Area High School’s National Honor Society raked leaves for the Schlueter Family. Vanessa Schlueter was fortunate enough to win the W-Kimball-NHS-img 9186highest bid for this yard cleanup at Kimball’s Dollars for Scholars silent auction. The NHS used some creative ideas for picking up leaves like using a pickup truck and tarp to carry leaves. With all the volunteers at the leaf raking, the NHS members were able to clean up the yard in almost no time at all. This is one of many opportunities to volunteer to help the community that NHS takes part in at our school.   Submitted by Mathias Hennen

The KAHS National Honor Society members raked leaves to put in volunteer time and to help out Dollars for Scholars at the same time. Submitted photo


Gwen Rosha Anderson – My Three Lumps

KAHS graduate to speak about her book, surviving breast cancer

The surprise Gwen Rosha Anderson received on her 28th birthday – July 8, 2008 – was not anything she ever wanted.w-Gwen Anderson

It was on that day five years ago that Anderson got word that she had a lump on her breast that was not a cyst, and a biopsy was required.

The next day she heard the words “Gwen, it’s cancer.” She would learn soon that she was diagnosed with stage 1b infiltrating ductal carcinoma.

Now, five years later, Anderson has written a book entitled My Three Lumps, about that experience and the trauma she went through. She will speak about the book and that eventful period of her life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Kimball Public Library.


Heidi Lochen receives UW-Stout scholarship

Heidi Lochen of Kimball, received the Mary Thomsen Endowed Scholarship. Lochen is majoring in dietetics.

Scholarships valued at more than $600,000 were awarded to 320 University of Wisconsin-Stout students this year through the Stout University Foundation at a reception on campus Sept. 12. Many of the scholarship donors and members of the board of directors personally presented the awards.

Established in 1962, the Stout University Foundation Scholarship Program has helped more than 7,750 students receive a college education. Through the financial support of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university, the program has awarded more than $10 million.

UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, is a special mission university in the UW System. The university has a long-standing reputation of serving business, industry, education and the helping professions through its specialized educational programs.

Letter to KES Principal James Houseman

I am writing today to offer my personal congratulations for Kimball Elementary‘s recent designation as a Reward School. This designation reflects the gains your school has made in proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction, and graduation rates. It is also a reflection of you and your staff’s tireless efforts to improve outcomes for students.

As a former teacher, principal and superintendent, I appreciate the selfless dedication that educators devote ensuring success for the students they serve. It takes focus and commitment to put systems and strategies in place that yield the kind of results your school has shown. You and your entire team deserve sincere congratulations for this outstanding accomplishment.