Tricounty News

Kimball Feeding Countries

If you happened to stop by the Wirth Gym at Kimball Area High School last Tuesday, March 25, you would have heard loud W-IMG 2037music playing, and seen dozens of teams of kids and adults working hard together.

The day’s meal-packing event was the culmination of months of planning and fundraising. 


ISD 739 to hire superintendent

Interviews were conducted last week of six candidates for superintendent of the Kimball Area Public Schools. A committee of about 15 community individuals, and the school board interviewed  each of the six.

As of press time, an offer has been made, a contract signed, and hiring is pending final approval of the school board at a special meeting Wednesday night, April 2. The top candidate was unanimously selected by both groups. He is Jim Wagner, currently principal for grades 8-12 at Albert Lea.

The new superintendent will officially begin July 1.

Three teachers retire, principal resigns

At the March 19 Kimball School Board meeting, the board unanimously accepted retirement requests for three teachers effective at the end of this school year. Ann Palm (who teaches grade 3) has taught at KES for 37 years. Steve Palm (who teaches kindergarten); he and his wife Ann met during their first year teaching at KES 37 years ago. Kim Pelzer (who teaches science and health and P.E. at KAHS); all of her 38 years of teaching have been at Kimball Area High School.


Kimball fourth-grade basketball girls third place

Kimball girls’ fourth-grade basketball team placed third at the EV-W Youth basketball tournament Sunday, March 23. Game scores were 19-18, 18-19 and 22-9. W-Kimball-4th-grade-Basketball-photo
The girls had a very successful season, finishing with a 21-1 record. They out-scored opponents 494-178. They were coached by Amanda Garding and Jim Hunt. The team is from left to right, in back row, Emma Antigua, Luci Schiefelbein, Chelsea Carlson, Leah Schiefelbein, and Madelyn Hunt. In front row are Morgan Garding, Jayme Randall, Taylor Maurer, Brianna Loehrer, and Ellie Wicker. Submitted photo.


Kimball Youth Wrestlers advance

The boys in the Kimball Youth Wrestling program are pictured together. From left to right, in front row are Gus Reddeman, Hank Meyer, Connor Carlson, Cody W-Kimball-Youth-Wrestling-march-2014-068Leither, Tate Winter, and Mason Danelke. In back row are Caden Guggisberg, Brandon Guggisberg, Zackary Holtz, Austin Donnay, Carter Holtz, Nicholas Bowen, Ashton Hanan and Mason Libbesmeier. Not Pictured is Lucas Jurek. These youth wrestlers are either advancing to the State Jaycee tournament this weekend in Albany, or the NYWA Regions Individual tournament held in New London Spicer. Submitted photo.