Tricounty News

EV-W Knowledge Bowl teams competed March 6

W-EVW-varsity-kbThe EV-W Varsity I Knowledge Bowl team finished in the runners’-up spot at the Thursday, March 6, meet in Watkins. The team also finished in second place for the season. From left to right, in front, are Cody Asfeld, and Erin Salo. In back are Connor Flashenriem, Brandon Faber and Austin Gunderson.




W-EVW-jv-Knowledge-BowlThe EV-W Junior Varsity A team finished at top of the conference standings for the season. They also earned second place medals at the Thursday, March 6, meet at St. Anthony School in Watkins. Junior Varsity A team are, from left to right, Reese Jansen, Bret
Mattice, Joey Kuechle, Brad Zimmerman and Kai Mennenking. Submitted photos.



EV-W FFA student awarded $250

James Gathje, son of Scott and Denise Gathje has been awarded a $250 scholarship from the Minnesota FFA Foundation. This scholarship will be used to help fund a trip to the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).

Each year, FFA members from all over the United States travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).

During the five-day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by teaching them to know their purpose, value people, take action, and serve others.

FFA members leave WLC with the knowledge and the confidence to act in ways that help their schools, community, and their country.

For more information about the FFA or WLC program, please visit the website at

Mrs. Tracy Huhn

EV-W FFA Advisor

IMPACT does crafts Feb. 19

Wednesday, Feb. 19, our IMPACT group did several crafts at the Eden Valley Elementary. We made bookmarks, minions, and pom-pom creatures. We had aW-EVW-IMPACT-20140219 162011 creative and fun afternoon.

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EV-W Snow day make-up results

EV-W superintendent Mark Messman has announced that the Eden Valley-Watkins Federation of Teachers and Teamsters Union No. 320 have responded to a survey to determine make-up days for snow days. Monday, March 24, was endorsed by 87 percent as a student instruction day. Monday, June 2, is selected as an in-service day.


EV-W alumna named Player of the Week

University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Eagles softball player Kaylee Forcier of Eden Valley, was voted the UMAC Softball Player of the Week. Forcier, a freshman, had quite the first day of collegiate competition last week, blasting a two-run home run in UNW’s win over Wartburg College in just her second career hit. Forcier posted a .333 batting average and a .667 slugging percentage over the course of the Eagles’ four games between Friday and Saturday, finishing the week with three runs batted in and two runs scored. Forcier will join her team in Clermont, Fla., later this week when Northwestern begins its nine-game slate in the Sunshine State Friday, March 7. 

File photo.