Tricounty News

Linn named athlete of the Week



EV-W sophomore Logan Linn was named Central Minnesota Male Athlete of the Week for April 27-May 4. Linn threw a W-EVW-Logan-Linz-IMG 0660perfect game in a 10-0 win over Kerkoven-Murdock-Sunberg and recorded nine strike outs. Submitted photo.




EV-W choirs perform concert May 12

The EV-W 7-12 choirs will perform their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening, May 12, in the EV-W High School Auxiliary gym.

The seventh- and eighth-grade junior high choirs will be performing songs old and new; “Bye, Bye Blackbird,” “Heavens Gate,” and “Only Time.” The grades 9-12 Concert Choir will sing a medley from the musical “Fiddler on The Roof,” “Inscription of Hope,” and “Shenandoah,” just to name a few. Everyone is invited.

EV-W 5K Walk, Run or Fly Event May 14

The Fourth Annual 5K Walk – Run or Fly Event for the Eden Valley-Watkins High School students and staff will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m.

The route starts and ends at the Eden Valley Elementary School at 901 Stearns Ave E, then heads East (left) to County Road 9, turns left onto County Road 9 (North), then left onto Vails Lake Road (West), to MN Highway 22, where it turns left onto MN Hwy 22 (South), then left (East) on Hutcheson Ave., coming in the back way to the Elementary school ending at the softball field. Please use caution when traveling the event route until 3 p.m.


EV-W Kindergarten program May 5

Monday evening, May 5, the combined Eden Valley-Watkins kindergartens presented “Down On the Farm” for a large audience of family w-EVW kgarten 8933and friends in the Auxiliary Gym at the high school. Teachers Dawn Kuechle, Merrie Miller, Lori Rippentrop, and Kim Sogge led their students in the annual music program. Each of the musical pieces related to the farm theme. There was even a visit from a special guest (principal Rob Pederson in a cow suit). Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.


EV-W FFA at state convention

The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA chapter attended the State FFA convention Sunday, April 27–Tuesday, April 29. The dairy cattle evaluation W-EVW-State-FFA-state-picteam competed Monday and placed 16th out of 62 teams. They earned a gold rating. The Best Informed Greenhand contest was Sunday, and our team of eighth-graders placed 29th out of 42 teams. Anne Gathje, daughter of Scott and Denise Gathje, ran for state office. Bobby Kipf served as our chapter official delegate. Jodi Phillipp was the alternate for dairy cattle judging and was an official chapter delegate. The dairy cattle evaluation team consisted of James Gathje, Shelby Kuechle, Arnie Gruenes, and Calvin Kipf. The BIG team consisted of Arnie Gruenes, Jodi Phillipp, James Colberg, Calvin Kipf, and Micheal Tintes. Anne Gathje, is a recipient of a National FFA scholarship. Anne’s scholarship is sponsored by the AGCO company and Lake Henry Implement. Only 40 students from Minnesota were selected to receive one of these scholarships. In 2014, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.2 million in scholarships to national FFA members. Submitted photo.