The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation worked with the Minnesota FFA to sponsor the 12th FFA/Farm Bureau Discussion Meet competition. Fourteen regional FFA finalists from across the state competed at the Minnesota State FFA Convention on Sunday, April 27, at the Continuing Education Conference Center Building on the University of Minnesota campus.
Rebekah Aanerud of the Morris Area FFA Chapter won the competition and Shelby Scheifelbein of the Kimball FFA Chapter took second place. Joe Ramstad of the Forest Lake FFA Chapter and Jackson Triplett of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA Chapter advanced to the final round. Aanerud and Scheifelbein both receive a college scholarship sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation.
The KAHS National Honor Society did ditch clean up Saturday, May 3. Kimball NHS has been cleaning part of Highway 22 since 2008. From left to right, in back row are Alexis Rose, Rebecca Frank, Brittany Wittrock, Joey VonWahlde, Ben Serbus, Mathias Hennen, and Cam Hunt. In front row are Megan Bisila, Savanna Gohmann, Stacy Hurrle, Danielle Helgeson, Delaine Zongo, Shelby Schiefelbein, and Madelyn Jansky. Submitted photo.
Wednesday, April 30, 10 visual art students attended the Section 5A Arts Festival at New London Spicer High School. After setting up theirart to be judged, they visited two art studios, Greenwater Garage and Gallery and Gossmann Pottery to learn how and where professional artists work. After eating lunch at Jack’s Coffee Shop, they headed back to the school to get the results of judging.
“It was a fun day and a great experience, we got the opportunity to look at student’s art from other schools and receive advice to improve our own,” said Bisila.
Friday, May 2, The KES students and Mrs. Arlene Sands entertained the public in the Kimball Elementary gym with special tributes to Kimball veterans.
Piano preludes were performed by Evan Rowland, Bethany Voigt, Brookelyn Kuechle, Elleisia Hallerman, Alison Waldorf, Taijah Capes, Lily Voight, Braxton Edmonson, Ellie Kuechle, Rebecca Binsfeld, Izaak Theis, and Zya Lueders. Cole Lindberg played a violin solo.
Wednesday morning, April 30, Kimball Play and Learn preschoolers braved the elements and walked to the Kimball Post Office. Children were taken on a tour of the local facility, and each child purchased a stamp to use on a hand-made surprise for a special someone who should have received it by now at their home mailboxes. Kimball Play and Learn Preschool extends a big “Thank you!” to Patty at the Post Office for welcoming Kimball’s curious young learners. Registrations are currently being accepted for 2014-15 Kimball Play and Learn Preschool. Parents of 3- and 4-year-olds, call (320) 398-7700 ext. 218 for more information. (A limited number of positions are available.) Submitted photos.