Letter to the Editor

Say yes to biofuels, no to unfair mandates I own and operate Land O’Lakes Oil and Propane in Kimball – providing fuels in this community for 92 years – and I am writing to you today to let you know more about how an E15 mandate would hurt my business and hundreds of other retailers.…

EV-W School Menus May 14-18

May 14-18

EV-W Elementary Breakfast

Monday: Pancake on a stick with syrup, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk.

Tuesday: Golden waffles and syrup, choice of fruit, choice of juice, Alt: yogurt bar, milk.

Wednesday: Breakfast bowl egg, cheese & tater tots, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk.

Thursday: Sausage & cheese bagel sandwich, choice of fruit, choice of juice, Alt: yogurt bar, milk.

Friday: Maple burst pancakes and syrup, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk.

Three Cubs pitchers combine for no-hitter

The Kimball eighth-grade baseball team traveled to Kennedy Junior High last Monday, April 30. Devin Waldorf received the nod and opened on the mound for the Cubs.  Waldorf pitched three innings and gave up one run on nine walks. He had four strikeouts in the 14-1 win for the Cubs. Cody Leither relieved Waldorf and…

February REAL ID Update

REAL ID-compliant cards are optional once available

Minnesotans whose driver’s licenses or identification cards expire before October 2018 should plan to renew their cards as they normally would, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS). The optional REAL ID-compliant cards will not be available in Minnesota until October 2018.

If a Minnesotan renews his or her license between now and October 2018:

The renewed license will be valid for four years, barring a suspension or revocation.

They will be able to apply for a REAL ID once they are available in October.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet April 13

The 11th Annual Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold their annual Sportsman’s Night Out Banquet Friday, April 13, at Generations Ballroom in Kimball. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. At least 20 guns will be raffled at this banquet. The Big Dog Gun is a Browning DU Engraved A5, gold inlay and waterfowl engraving.…

Arvig seeks nominations of local disabled veterans For CoBank’s No Barriers Program

  Arvig seeks nominations of local disabled veterans For CoBank’s No Barriers Program Arvig is pleased to participate in a national program to nominate veterans with disabilities for a chance to go on a 2018 No Barriers expedition. The CoBank/No Barriers program offers the opportunity for rural veterans to attend one five-day expedition in Colorado…

Guilty plea, no trial, life in prison

Alayna Ertl was a beautiful, feisty, sparkly 5-year-old girl looking forward to her first day of kindergarten that dreadful day. 

Aug. 20, 2016, a date that is etched on many hearts.

It was that morning, more than 18 months ago, that Alayna’s parents discovered her missing, literally taken from her bed in the early morning hours. What happened to her was unimaginable. By early afternoon that day the frantic search for Alayna was over. She had been found, and she was no longer alive.

For the past 18 and a half months, her killer – Zachary Todd Anderson – has sat in jail as legal paperwork shuttled back and forth,  and a trial date was pushed back several times. Doing their jobs, his state-appointed attorneys tried to have evidence thrown out, statements squashed, and the case dismissed. They won a on one or two items, and their client continued to deny any guilt. 

EV-W Knowledge Bowl teams bring home medals

The EV-W knowledge bowl teams brought home medals and trophies from the Wednesday, Feb. 21, meet at Holdingford.

The Varsity I team of Brad Dockendorf, George Lemke, Grant Kahlstorf, Maggie Schmaltz, and Cory Zimmerman earned third place medals yesterday and a trophy for their second place finish in the conference. The JVB team of Mady Haag, Zach Kuechle, Landon Muonio, Seth Roeser and Nicky Zadra earned first place medals for the meet, and a first place trophy for the season. Meanwhile, the JVA team of Hailey Gruber, Abby Holmberg, Wyatt Schmidt and Derek Utecht earned third place medals for the meet.

Eagles’ grapplers at section team tournament

Friday, Feb. 16, The Eden Valley-Watkins wrestling team opened the Section 4A team playoffs at Norwood Young America High School with a victory over Trinity (49-16). However, they were eliminated from the tournament by No. 1 ACGC in quarterfinal action (72-3). The Falcons of ACGC went on to win the Section 4A championship. EV-W now looks forward to the individual section tournament, which begins Saturday, Feb. 24, at Kimball High School. Section 4A Team Tournament Results: Preliminaries: Eden Valley-Watkins 49, Trinity School at River Ridge, 16; Spectrum 62, Minneapolis North Community 18; Quarterfinals: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 72, Eden Valley-Watkins 3; Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 40, Norwood-Young America 35; Kimball 57, St. Agnes 20; Sibley East 70, Spectrum 10; Semifinals: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 53, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 13; Sibley East 50, Kimball 17; Championship: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 28, Sibley East 25.