Tricounty News

Kimball Youth Wrestling third place

Kimball Youth Wrestling participated in a team wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 11, in Little Falls. The team wrestled reallyW-Kimball-Youth-Wrestling-IMG 2925
well, and went home with third place. Submitted photo.


Local Knights of Columbus to sponsor youth free-throw contest

All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. The local competition will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Kimball Elementary School gym.

The Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9-14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in more than 3,600 local competitions.


Kimball Golf Club introduces new personnel

We ended the 2013 season on a very positive note after a year of challenges faced by many golf courses.

The Kimball Golf Club has hired Dave Deem as the new golf course superintendent. Dave has served at major Minnesota golf courses, and is highly qualified to perform all golf courses duties.

A “Meet and Greet” is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Red Goat in Watkins 1-3 p.m., and at Triple R in Kimball 4-6 p.m. Bob Deem, General Manager, will be introducing Dave and discussing the year ahead for Kimball GC. If you have questions, please call Bob at (320) 398-2285, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Junior Cubs basketball begins

The elementary basketball program for boys and girls will begin Saturday, Jan. 4, at Kimball Elementary School. Students in kindergarten and first grade will have their session run from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Students in grades two through six will have their session from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

The Junior Cubs Program will run for six weeks with Saturday, Feb. 8, being the final week. Players will receive a T-shirt and the opportunity to play at halftime of a varsity game. Coach Jeremy Kuechle and coach Jay Klein will be in charge of the program. Please contact Kimball Community Education for registration forms.

Clipper Field upgrades planned

Upgrades planned to Clipper Field in anticipation of 2015 State Tournament

The summer of 2015 seems like a long way off, but for those planning to host the state amateur baseball tournament, there is lots of work to be done.

Plans are underway for upgrades at Clipper Field in Watkins, one of two host sites – the other is Cold Spring – for the state tourney.

Clipper Field was built in 1981 and is a beautiful ballpark, said Bruce Geislinger, one of the lead organizers of the work. Stadium lights, and electronic scoreboard and dugouts were added in the 1990s to give the field even more charm.

But improvements are needed. “The scoreboard is old enough that new parts can’t be obtained,” said Geislinger, who began playing for the Clippers in 1983, making this summer his 31st year donning the Watkins uniform.

Corporate sponsors are being sought to upgrade the scoreboard. Sponsors will get their names placed on the scoreboard for as long as it’s in use.