Please note the change in schedule for only January for the Eden Valley Food Shelf.
We will be open the second Wednesday, Jan. 8, and the fourth Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins received another 5-star rating from the Minnesota Department of Health. They achieved this recognition three years in a row.
Doug Wilhelm retired as Postmaster of the South Haven Post Office in August 2013. He can be remembered as the last Postmaster of South Haven, as that Post Office now falls under the Kimball Postmaster, and will have a clerk in charge in the future.
Madison and Morgan Brown competed in the 2013 Pinto World Championship Show in Tulsa. Their story was featured in the July 18 Tri-County News.
Bound volumes of the Eden Valley-Watkins Journal Patriot were donated to the Eden Valley Area Library. The Journal-Patriot ceased publication in May 2012.
July 1-3 Minn. Rep. Dean Urdahl and 89 other Minnesotans traveled by bus to Gettysburg, Penn., to participate in the 150th anniversary commemoration of the great Civil War battle there.
July 7 was a country church service at the Historic Finnish Church in Minnesota Pioneer Park, Annandale.
Dean Mozena was featured in the June 3 St. Cloud Times because he has driven bus in Kimball for 55 years. The article was kindly reprinted in the June 6 Tri-County News. A party was held to honor his 55 years of service (so far) June 23 at Triple R in Kimball. Dean and Karen Mozena were selected as Grand Marshals of the Kimball Days parade in August.
It was announced in June that Eden Valley-Watkins Schools would be part of a Summer Food Service program through the USDA. Breakfasts and lunches would be served at EV-W high school, EV-W Elementary school, and Watkins Elementary school each weekday during the summer, at no cost to any child who comes for it.
The German 4 class at EV-W won an Oskar for their short film “Fliehen aus dem Osten” (Escape from the East). The five seniors involved in the project were Patrick Latcham, Debbie Holdvogt, Meredith Gruenes, Kaylee Forcier, and Mickael Lies-Thielen. The class and the award were through the University of Minnesota’s College-in-the-Classroom continuing education program.
The city of Eden Valley received its new police vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe.
KAHS math teacher Bill Liedman retired this year. He taught in Kimball for more than 30 years.
May 1 Joanne Hendricks was honored for her 40+ years of driving students for Kimball Schools. Dean Mozena was honored for his 55 years of driving. This was during Awards Day at the high school.
A very wet spring led to numerous high school sports postponements. Activities directors were busy rescheduling events, often several times. Everything finally caught up, of course, but sometimes it seemed as if summer would never arrive.
Dakota Bridge of Mies Outland in Watkins received a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association. The award was granted to six students furthering their education, as part of the Ken Austin Memorial Education Fund.