War still haunts 90-year-old veteran

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Ralph Kramer of Watkins is preparing for two big events in the coming days. One is moving into Gardenview Apartments from his townhome across the way where he has lived for the past five years. Kramer was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago, but denied treatment then because of…

Local boy competed in pedal tractor pulls, goes all the way to nationals

Ben Skeesick is 4 years old and is currently attending preschool at Kimball Elementary. He won first place at the Pedal Tractor Pull at the Fair Haven Old Settler’s Day this past summer, where his name was mentioned in the Tri-County News. He then went on to the state competition in Redwood Falls Saturday, Sept.…

KAHS football Cubs remain undefeated

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Kimball football team improved to 6-0 last Friday night, Oct. 8, with a 50-6 victory over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. As is customary, Kimball’s defense was resolute, and the Fighting Saints posted their lone score on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter (K-M-S (1-5) 6 0 0 0–6; Kimball (6-0)…

KAHS September Star Students

Congratulations to our September Star Students who were nominated by the Science department. Students are selected by teachers because of their hard work in the classroom. Each student receives a free appetizer at Applebees. Pictured are from left, Jude Willner – sixth grade, Frank Schiefelbein – eighth grade, Caroline Meyer – 10th grade, Emma Schmitz…

Eden Valley Area Chamber Business Showcase

The Eden Valley-Watkins Voice – Oct. 2021 By Nancy McNab, E.V. Chamber Vice President For the next two months, we are going to turn the tables on those that are usually the ones doing the interviews. It’s our turn to interview the interviewers. Both the EV-W Voice and Tri-County News are Eden Valley Area Chamber…

KAHS NHS induction
Kimball Area High School National Honor Society inducted 19 new members Sunday evening, Oct. 3. In front, from left, are Kate Kraemer, Skylor Gruba, Morgan Garding, Jamison Tubridy, and Ace Meyer. Middle row includes Carter Lommel, Kylie Kesanen, Kristin Hilbert, Rachel Foos, Jackson Fink, Kathryn Donnay, and Jordyn Donnay. In back are Austin Kunkel, Izaak…
Citizens Bank Minnesota delivers RAKs in several communities

Citizens Bank Minnesota employees spent the month of September carrying out several Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) in the communities they serve. Citizens donated $750 for 15 teams to spread kindness in a creative way. Many employees also contributed towards their RAKs. The teams worked together in so many ways by donating blood together, delivering…

EV-W/K athletes run at Koronis Hills

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross-country teams attended a meet in Paynesville Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Koronis Hills Golf Club. Participating schools included B.O.L.D, Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Maple Lake, Melrose Area, Minnewaska Area, New London-Spicer, Paynesville, ROCORI, Saint Cloud Christian, and Sauk Centre. Meet results Boys’ JH (2500M) 24 Andray…

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…

Cubs football boys silence the Thunder

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Kimball football team again had winning and scoring on their minds last Friday night, Sept. 24, as they clobbered the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder, 57-6. In fact, the Cubs have out-scored their last four opponents, by a staggering mark of 199-12. Score by quarters: Kimball: 38-12-7-0–57; LPGE: 0-6-0-0–6. Kimball…