Tricounty News

EV-W-K track does well at Pierz meet

Emily Straley, Emily Donnay, and Tiffany Kuechle all made it to the finals at the CMC Pierz meet last Thursday. Donnay wouldW-EVWK-Track-img 8875 become CMC champion in the 300 hurdles. Photo courtesy Vanessa Schlueter.



Austin Pelkey broke the EV-W-K track team record in the long jump at the Pierz meet May 16. See the full story on page 9. Submitted photo.

KES Spring Concert May 24

Kimball Elementary will present its elementary spring concert Friday, May 24, in the gym. All grades K-6 will perform along with some piano players, and vocal soloists. The concert will start at 1:15 p.m. Come hear these future Kimball citizens sing.

The director is Arlene Sands.

KES third-graders get visit from Hanowski

The third graders at KES had a special visitor on Monday, May 6. Ben Hanowski, who now plays in the NHL, stopped by W-IMG 0244to meet and talk to the students on Monday. It has been a very eventful year for Hanowski, former SCSU forward. The SCSU Huskies made their first appearance in the “Frozen Four” National Championship in April. Immediately following the tournament he signed with NHL’s Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL goal against the Minnesota Wild.


Grandma Gwen volunteers at KES

Gwen Caird, better known to KES students as “Grandma Gwen,” has volunteered in elementary classrooms more than 500 hours this school year. In this picture, she’s working one-on-one with a first grader. She works through the Catholic w-GrandmaGwenVolunteerCharities Foster Grandparent program. Submitted photo.


Liedman retiring from teaching but not from Kimball

For years, Bill Liedman has been as much a fixture in Kimball as the water tower — tall, but maybe not that tall.W-350-Bill-Liedman

Liedman, 65, who is retiring as a mathematics instructor at the high school after more than 30 years, grew up locally. His Dad, Carl, was the town barber and a member of the city council. His mother, Annette, was active in the Red Cross. Little Bill had a paper route and attended Kimball Area Schools, graduating from high school in 1965.

“I grew up active,” Liedman said of following his parents’ lead.

It was at KHS that two math instructors — Dick James and Vern Busho — had a dramatic impact on Liedman.