Capes, Spoden are KAHS 2018 SnoDaze queen and king

Athena Capes and Riley Spoden were crowned queen and king of 2018 SnoDaze at Kimball Area High School Friday afternoon, Dec. 21. King and queen are determined by a day full of competitions by paired representatives from students organizations. Capes and Spoden represented FFA. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.       KAHS SnoDaze…

Kimball trap shooter Jack Knaus on target at State Shoot

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The State High School Shoot was held Friday, June 22, at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. Kimball’s Jack Knaus competed for the State Individual Championship in the afternoon. This consisted of the top 100 athletes in the state, based upon their high school trap season average. Knaus shot…

Valley Daze 2018 was a great success

The Lumberjack Show was again a focal point for this year’s Valley Daze held Friday and Saturday, June 22-23 in Eden Valley. Several shows demonstrating lumberjack skills were held followed by audience participation which was a big hit. See lots of photos (thanks to many local sponsors) from Valley Daze on pages 8 and 9…

KAHS trap shooters at sub-sections

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Kimball trap shooters competed in the Class 4A sub-sections Thursday, June 14, at Alexandria. Following are the championship shoot results: Novice: Team Total: 324; Team Rank: 9; Team High Gun Male: Connor Carlson, 68; Team High Gun Female: Julia Zipoy, 74; Junior Varsity: Team Total: 406; Team Rank: 10;…

Local youth attend 2018 Regional 4-H Camp

By Brian McNeill, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth development. The 2018 Regional 4-H Camp is a unique camping opportunity for youth who have completed grades 3-6.  Camp was held at the University of Minnesota Morris campus June 19-21. There were 108 youth from 12 counties participating in the annual 4-H Camp. In addition, 28 teenage youth who were…

EV-W trap shooters compete at sub-sections

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Thursday, June 14, the Eden Valley-Watkins trap shooters competed in the Class 4A sub-section championships in Alexandria. Here are the results of the shoot: Novice: Team Total: 354; Team Rank: 7; Team High Gun Male: Drew Teicher, 74; Team High Gun Female: Maicy Laumer, 74; Junior Varsity: Team Total: 391;…

Highway 55 MnDOT projects

Kimball-Watkins-Eden Valley repaving MnDOT crews began milling and repaving CSAH 30 near Manannah June 18. When completed there, they will begin the milling and repaving project on Highway 55 between Kimball and Eden Valley. It is anticipated they will start on the Kimball end and move westward, but they could start anywhere. Highway 55 will…

Anthony Bechtold, 85

Anthony Bechtold of Fairhaven died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 85. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale with Fr. Andrew Stueve as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to the…

EV-W/K track/field athletes at state meet

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer   Putting a cap on a brilliant season, the EV-W/K tracksters looked awesome in the  state track and field championships at Hamline University on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9. Matthew Notch, Hayden Gagnon, Jamison Kuechle, Jake Blommer, and Hannah Ehlinger received all-state status in all of their events.…

Lady Cubs’ terrific season ends in heart-break fashion

  By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Thursday, May 31-Randolph 6, Kimball 2: Kimball fell to Randolph, 6-2, in the Section 4A softball championship round at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. The Cubs committed seven errors in the loss to the No. 2-seeded Rockets in the first game of the final series. Katie Merchant…

Congratulations EV-W Class of 2018!

Eden Valley-Watkins held their commencement ceremony Friday evening, May 31, in the Johnson-Peterson Gym. Seventy-four students entered as high school seniors and departed as graduates. The evening was filled with the usual pomp and circumstance, plus some touching moments in memory of a lost classmate. (See more on page 11.) Staff photo by Anton Matua.

Possible change in our weather pattern early next week

Mark Anthony Meteorologist The highest temperatures on Sunday were found across northern Minnesota. Cook, Orr, Roseau, and International Falls all hit a warm 90 degrees. Most of the rest of the region, across west central, central, and northern Minnesota all were “cooler” with highs in the low- to mid-80s. We continued to experience hazy conditions…

Rural Finance authority clears way for Disaster Loans

Eligible drought-affected farmers can now apply for zero-interest financing The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Rural Finance Authority (RFA) Board today determined that an emergency exists in Minnesota due to drought, which makes zero-interest loans available immediately for Minnesota farmers whose operations are suffering from lack of rain. “The RFA board members voted unanimously to make…

Youth trap shoot contest, Sept. 5

A youth trap shoot contest is planned from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Watkins Sportsmen’s picnic. What do you have to do? Shoot 2 rounds of 15 targets anytime between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Best shooters in each category (boys and girls, and age groups), will receive a trophy for their scores. Cost to…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 07/18/21, 00:11 am, Assault, CSAH 23, Acton Twp: Citation Issued. 07/18/21, 12:27 pm, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 55, Forest Prairie Twp: Warning. 07/18/21, 13:56 pm, Hit & Run, N 1st St, City of Darwin: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 07/18/21, 14:40 pm, Animal – Dog, MN Hwy 55, Forest Prairie Twp: Handled…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

July 17, Matthew Earl Potter, 38 of Royalton, was arrested in Corrina Township on a Wright County warrant for theft and a Lac Qui Parle County warrant for DWI. July 17, Timothy Michael Ohern, 55 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of domestic assault by strangulation. July 16, John Raymond Evers, 35…

Brockway Township incident

At about 3:45 p.m. Monday, July 12, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to County Road 5 and 65th Avenue in Brockway Township. A jogger reported finding a body in the ditch. Deputies found the person to be deceased. No foul play is suspected, and the Sheriff’s Office does not believe there is any…

RV driver causes accident with injuries

At about 10:13 p.m. Monday, July 12, George Meredith, 42 of South Haven, was driving his 2002 Ford RV northbound on Highway 15 in Sauk Rapids along with his wife Angela, 39, and seven children. According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, Meredith ran the red light at County Road 29 and struck the 2002…

Fatal ATV crash

Just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call reporting a side-by-side ATV crash with injuries near the intersection of County Road 42 and Clear Lake Road in Farming Township. The reporting party stated that a side-by-side ATV had gone off the road and rolled. Deputies learned…

Pursuit of runaways; one still on the loose

At about 1 a.m. Thursday, July 15, a Meeker County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed through the City of Dassel on U.S. Highway 12. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver fled. The pursuit turned north on Maple Street which dead ends at Spring Lake.…

Kimball School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING Board of Education June 16, 2021 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 Kimball, MN Member Schreiner opened the meeting at 6:02 p.m. with members E. Helgeson, K. Helgeson, Mahlum, and Gallagher present. Member Becker was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. Motion by E. Helgeson, seconded by Mahlum, to approve the agenda…

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