At its Sept. 11 meeting, the Eden Valley-Watkins School District heard from Betsy Knoche of Ehlers on refunding bonds for the district. The board agreed to move forward, and will approve the transation at its Oct. 9 meeting. By refinancing the remaining balance on the 2004 bond ($3.46 million of the original $4.07 million bonded), at lower current interest rates, the district will save 7.916 percent or $323,231 over the next eight years. This amounts to about $44,000 a year reduction in taxes, a direct savings to taxpayers. Taxpayers already enjoy a savings of $17,000 a year after the board refunded a bond last year.
Building projects are nearly completed, with a few items still remaining.
An Eden Valley resident will be honored for his long list of contributions to the EV-W athletic program at EV-W’s home football opener Friday, Sept. 20.
Kevon Gabrelcik will be recognized as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Volunteer of the Year in the Central Minnesota Conference. Gabrelcik, a 1978 graduate of EV-W, has run the clock at EV-W football games since the late 1990s.
He has also coached junior high basketball, refereed ninth-grade basketball, served as a line judge in volleyball and assisted with youth basketball.
“I’ve helped out every year since I graduated,” Gabrelcik said.
Kevon Gabrelcik will be honored as the Central Minnesota Conference Volunteer of the Year at the Eagles’ home football opener Friday,
Sept. 20. Gabrelcik is pictured with his granddaughter Makayla. Submitted photo.
Hilltop Health Care Center held a carnival for the residents and the EV-W Impact Group in August. The residents and children were paired up together to compete in a variety of games, and were awarded prizes. They were also entertained by “Snookie” the Clown. The event concluded with ice cream cones for all. The residents and children had a great time together.
The 2013 inductees into the Eden Valley-Watkins High School Hall of Fame include a principal/superintendent, a wrestling coach/assistant principal, a football coach and a couple of exceptional student athletes. They will be honored at half time of the Sept. 27 Eden Valley-Watkins Homecoming Game. The game begins at 7 p.m. at the EV-W home football field.
Homecoming attendants for EV-W include: front row, left to right, sophomore Lucas Ludwig, junior Matt Lies, junior Jared Brutger, freshman Greg Lux, and freshman Blaine Fostad; back row, junior Erica Geislinger, junior Kali Covert, sophomore Vanessa Aho, sophomore Paige Olson, freshman Miranda Scherer, and freshman Dyani Acosta. Not pictured is sophomore Andrew Schlangen. Photos courtesy of EV-W Eagles’ Cry.