Tricounty News

MAT 14th annual scholarships available

The Minnesota Association of Townships is proud to again offer a township scholarship program for high school juniors in the state of Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Minnesota Association of Townships is a non-profit corporation representing Minnesota townships while promoting an understanding of the heritage, future and being a voice for its roughly 9,000 officers. It regularly conducts research and educational programs designed to foster efficient and economical town governmental services and acts as a liaison between township officers and other local government officials to encourage sustained cooperation.

The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is designed to heighten awareness among young people about Minnesota’s Grassroots Township government. The program encourages every high school in the state of Minnesota to offer this opportunity for Juniors to participate in this scholarship program.


Builders Association supports local technical industrial high school programs

Developing Future Builders is an educational project developed in 2004 by the Central Minnesota Builders Association W-HS-Industrial-Tech-DSC02440(CMBA). Through involvement with schools and educators, CMBA hopes to promote the benefits of working in the building industry as a career destination and understanding about the wide variety of jobs associated with building and selling a home, skill levels required, wages and benefits offered and career paths available.


Ram Gridiron Challenge raises funds for Kimball football

Ram Truck brand and A.M. Maus and Son help raise $4,320

Kimball families and fans participated in a Ram Gridiron Challenge Fundraiser Friday, Oct. 4, and raised $4,320 for the Kimball football program. The Ram Truck brand contributed $20 for each test drive in one of the new award-winning Ram Trucks.

“Ram Trucks and high school football make a perfect partnership,” said Reid Bigland, CEO of the Ram Truck brand. “The players on these teams face new challenges week after week, knowing that with hard work comes reward. This commitment to hard work and excellence is what we strive for at the Ram Truck brand, and we’re proud to support these kids and their efforts on the field, in the classroom, and in their community.


Kimball’s All-Conference Academic varsity players

Kimball announced the All-Conference Academic varsity players with a 3.8 grade-point average or higher. In front, from left are W-Fall-All-Con-Academic-KimTaylor Schreiner - CC, Maddy O’Brien - VB, Stacy Hurrle - VB, Shelby Schiefelbein - VB, Cameron Hunt - FB, and John Zipoy - FB. In middle are Grace Kopitzke - CC, Denzel Atherton - CC, Ben Serbus - FB, and Rebecca Frank - VB. In back are Erika Johnson - CC, Madison Libbesmeier - CC, Lexi Rose - VB, Hollie Donnay - VB, Ted Zipoy - FB, and Mathias Hennen - FB. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.


Kimball Schools to present concerts

Monday, Dec. 9, will kick off the holiday season with a choir and band concert at the Kimball Area High School. A vocal Christmas prelude will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the Jr. High Band, at
7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the concert.

Thursday, Dec. 12, grades K-3 will perform with second- and third-graders doing “The Littlest Reindeer”. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the elementary gym.

Monday, Dec. 16, grades 4-6 will present “Santa’s Frosty Follies”. The program included singing, dancing, and costumes, etc., and will begin at 7 p.m. in the elementary gym.

Friday, Dec. 13, stop by Harvest Bank at 1 p.m. to hear a group of Arlene Sands’ senior high choir students singing holiday favorites.

All the concerts are free, and will certainly put you in the holiday spirit. The instrumental program is under the direction of
Mr. Keith Haake and the vocal program is under the direction of
Ms. Arlene Sands. We hope to see you there.