Home meet for cross-country runners

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross-country runners played host on Monday, Oct. 11. Taking place at the Kimball Golf Club, the meet included teams from Litchfield, Maple Lake, Paynesville,…

Fairhaven Lions give awards June 7

The Fairhaven Lions handed out several awards at their meeting on Thursday, June 7, below are the awards and the Lions who received them:

Little Miss Kimball Ambassador candidates wanted

The Little Miss Kimball Ambassador committee is seeking candidates for the Little Miss Kimball pageant as part of the Kimball Days 2018 celebration Aug. 10-12. This event is open to girls ages 7-10 living within the Kimball Area School District.…

KAHS Financial Aid Night

For high school seniors and their parents

High school seniors and their parents are invited to attend KAHS Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Kimball Area High School cafetorium.

Special speaker is Anita Baugh of St. Cloud Community and Technical College.

Camp Friendship Holiday Fundraising Party



The Camp Friendship Auxiliary invites you to attend their Annual Holiday Fundraising Party. The date is Friday, Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Camp Friendship Dining Hall, 10509-108th St. NW, Annandale. The evening features hors d’oevures and a dessert buffet, wine and beer sampling by Coburn’s, 50-50 drawing event (last year $1,000 was given back in prizes), more than 125 silent auction baskets and door prizes.

It’s all on the label



By Jill Pertler

Last weekend, my husband headed out on errands with a number of important items on his list. Toilet paper was one of them. There’s a household product you don’t want to run short on.

He returned home from the store, toilet paper in hand. There was only one problem. He got double quilted double rolls. I always buy mega soft triple rolls.

EV-W athletes on All Academic CMC Team



By Dave Schneider

Activities Director/

Dean of Students

EV-W ISD #463

Fall 2012-2013

Fifteen EV-W athletes lettered and maintained an accumulated 3.7 GPA or better during their fall sports season to qualify for the CMC All Academic Team. Those acheiving this award were:

Football-Zach Blonigen, Thomas Wuertz, Logan Linn, and Travis Thielen.

Volleyball-Kaylee Forcier, Kayla Kuechle, Mickael Lies Thielen, Erica McCann, and Brittany Hesse.

Cross Country-Maria Roeser, Stephanea Roeser, Katie Gaslin, Hannah Holmberg, Sonora Mattice, and Matthew Notch.

Geislinger named to Honor Choir

An EV-W choir member has been chosen to perform in the 2013 American Choral Directors Association “Minnesota All-State 9-10 Womens Honor Choir”. More than 90 young women from throughout the state are expected to participate in the choir.

Heidi Geislinger was selected as one of the outstanding young Minnesota musicians from hundreds of auditions.

KES Classroom of the week-Mrs. Bauerly’s 6th Grade

There are 30 students in our class. Mr. John Nemec is our student teacher. Literature is an integral part of sixth-grade reading. Students participate in literature study and develop new understandings as readers.

Education Week celebrated in Kimball

The Kimball Legion Auxiliary hosted an Education Tea for teachers, staff, administration, and bus drivers Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14

The 12 sites of Social Security



By Jon Noyes, District Manager

One of the most popular traditional holiday songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It’s been a holiday favorite since it was published in 1780. Last year, we introduced our own classic:

Art From Above



Quilt exhibit Nov. 23, 2012-

Feb. 28, 2013, at Stearns History Museum and Research Center

A little inspiration went a long way.

Finding the book, Earth from Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, on the donation cart at her local library, fiber artist Caron Lage was intrigued by the beautiful aerial photos. Many have a similar rhythm to the quilts that Lage and other quilters/artists employ in their work.

Budgeting for the holidays: Smart spending for the season



The countdown to the holiday season has officially begun with decorations on store shelves and gift catalogs filling mailboxes. A recent study by the Consumer Electronics Association shows that individual consumers plan to spend $1,634 overall this holiday, up 11 percent from last year. Unfortunately, much of that spending will be done on credit cards. That may make consumers feel gloomy when they get their bills in January.

Choir members perform at St. John’s



By Julie Bulau, Staff writer

College and high school singers from around Minnesota came together Saturday, Oct. 27, to sing at St. John’s University in the 23rd Annual Minnesota ACDA Treble/Male Choral Festival.

America’s farmers can support local school district with $2,500 donation



$160,000 invested toward education in Minn. through the Monsanto Fund

Elementary and high schools in 26 states currently receive less state funding in the 2012-13 school year in comparison to last year’s numbers. In 35 states, school funding now stands below 2008 levels, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But thanks to the generosity of farmers through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, $555,000 was donated to schools nationwide in 2012.

Kimball athletes came out for wrestling sign-up

Wow! what a great turn out of kids who want to come out and be a part of Kimball’s wrestling program this year! There were more than 50 kids who came on Tuesday afternoon to meet with Coach Schindler and Coach Sundin with the intentions of signing up. Go Cubs!

Stearns County gets national recognition for online property tax services



Stearns County received a national award for its comprehensive and unique suite of online property tax services and applications. The County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office won the prestigious 2012 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government to Citizen Category for its online property tax services.

Fertilizer reduction project



Targeted fertilizer application reduction project off to great start

The Clearwater River Watershed District’s (CRWD) Targeted Fertilizer Application Reduction Project has begun in earnest. The project is funded in part by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund. The local funding for this project is being provided by the CRWD through the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project.

Citizen Forums in several locations, dates



Speak up about the environment next week at Citizen Forums in Rochester, Bloomington

On Nov. 27, the regional Citizen Forums on the Environment will begin with forums in Rochester and Bloomington.

The forums are an opportunity for Minnesotans to interact with state agency commissioners and staff, and learn more about Minnesota’s Environment & Energy Report Card.

St. Cloud VA Offers additional flu clinic



Did you miss your opportunity to get a flu shot at the previously scheduled flu clinics? If so, the

St. Cloud VA is offering another flu clinic to accommodate your busy work schedule.

The clinic is scheduled for Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Building 1 lobby area, just inside the main entrance to the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, in St. Cloud. Flu shots for veterans enrolled with the VA are free and an appointment is not necessary.

Kubota celebrates 40 years in U.S.



Arnold’s of Kimball celebrates Kubota Tractor Corporation’s 40th anniversary at the company’s annual meeting

Al Schramm from Arnold’s of Kimball, Inc. of Kimball, attended Kubota Tractor Corporation’s 2012 National Dealer Meeting in Dallas, Texas, this week to celebrate Kubota’s 40th anniversary in the United States.