Friday Update, Oct. 15, 2021

By Mark Messman Superintendent, EV-W District #463 I’m hopeful my update finds you doing well, maintaining good health, and enjoying some fall festivities. I’d like to take a moment to provide some timely updates and make you aware of our desperate need to hire paraprofessional staff. Since the beginning of the school year, we’ve been…

Schools continue to cope with COVID-19 numbers

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Both the Kimball and Eden Valley-Watkins school boards had meetings within the past week. Dealing with rising COVID-19 cases in our low-vaccination, high-infection rate area while keeping students in school for in-person instruction is a big challenge. Kimball The Kimball school board discussed a mitigation matrix at a special meeting…

Board approves mitigation plan

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Some say that watching government bodies in action is akin to watching sausage being made. I prefer to think of it as observing a bakery operation. Ingredients (information) must be gathered, and mixing (discussion) is done. It is often not an immediate process, sometimes taking more than one session. But…

EV-W school board sets mitigation matrix

Friday Update, Sept. 24, 2021 By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Dear EV-W School-Community, There’s no “easy” answers or solutions. It wasn’t long ago that we were dealing with the COVID challenges of the past school year, and here we go again in 2021-2022. If you recall, many of last year’s quarantine, masking, and learning…

EV-W CMC male athlete of the week

Landon Neiman has been recognized as the Central Minnesota Conference male athlete of the week. The sophomore, who plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Eagles, had two catches for 59 yards and one touchdown in EV-W’s win over Holdingford Sept. 17. On defense, Neiman had two tackles, one tackle for loss, and two…

Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational

The Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational was held Sept. 10-12, in Alexandria. 458 youth from 46 counties participated in the following events: • BB gun • Standard Air Rifle • 3 Position Air Rifle • Air Pistol • .22 Rifle • Muzzleloading • Trap • Silhouette • Wildlife Calling • Skillathon •…

EV-W Homecoming Week is here

Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. That’s this year’s theme for the Eden Valley-Watkins Homecoming Week that is well under way. The traditional variety show and coronation kicked things off Sunday evening. Erin Geislinger and Austin Schlangen were crowned 2021 Homecoming Queen and King. Powder Puff football was Monday evening; the juniors won, 16-0. Thursday, there will be…

Friday Update, Sept. 17, 2021

By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Dear EV-W school-community, It was just a couple of weeks ago that we began welcoming our staff and students back to a new school year, and I reflected upon how wonderful it is to have a fresh start to every school year. This week, I’d like to send…

Eden Valley Class of 1971 reunion

Eden Valley Class of 1971: please mark your calendar for a class reunion Saturday, Oct. 2, at Dino’s in Eden Valley. A social time begins at 5 p.m., and dinner at 6. More information to follow.

EV-W Homecoming Week begins Sunday evening

EV-W Homecoming schedule Sunday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Coronation and Variety Show Monday, Sept. 27, Class Color Day 7:30 p.m., Powder Puff Football game (@ football field) Tuesday, Sept. 28, Tropical Tuesday 4:30 p.m., Cross Country @ Paynesville 5:45 p.m., Volleyball v. Osakis (and FFA pork sandwich sale) Wednesday, Sept. 29, Western Wednesday; pizza &…