Kimball Kruisers 4-H update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, via Zoom. We discussed National 4-H week, which is Oct. 4-10. We are making 4-H fabric masks to donate to the Kimball Schools for students who may forget their mask for the day. There is a video contest and…

Harvest Bank honors first responders
Harvest Bank of Kimball sponsored a meal for the Kimball Fire & Rescue Department’s meeting earlier this month (Sept. 2), for all their hard work they do for our community. This is part of an effort to honor local first responders in each of the communities which Harvest Bank serves. Submitted photo.
Kimball Library building nears completion

Great River Regional Library staff and volunteers received a tour of the new Kimball Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 10. Members of the library building committee were present to answer questions and discuss next steps for library completion. In the coming week, Rice Companies, the construction project manager, will finish up the interior fixtures and…

EV-W/K runners start season at Maple Lake

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Eden Valley-Watkins Kimball athletes competed in the annual Maple Lake Cross Country Invitational Friday, Sept. 4, at Ney County Park in Maple Lake. Participating teams included Albany, Benilde- St. -Margaret’s, Buffalo, Eden Valley- Watkins/Kimball, Maple Lake, Osakis, Holdingford, Royalton, St. John’s Prep, and Paynesville. EV-W/K’s Ryan Wirz took top honors…

Eden Valley approves first step toward new rental housing in town

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At its Sept. 2 regular meeting, the Eden Valley city council approved support of the application for annexation of property near the current townhomes on Meeker-Stearns Street in Eden Valley. This is the required next step toward the start of a 20-unit apartment building there. David Tysk, the same developer…

Meeker County 4-H celebrates two finalists

Every year since 1966, 4-H Horse Project members can apply for a Dan Patch/Youth Leadership award. In order to apply, participants must have been enrolled at least two years in the Minnesota 4-H Horse or Horseless Horse Project and have participated in at least one horse-related leadership role. In April, all applicants submit a two-page…

Watkins Clippers finish season in Minnesota top 16

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Watkins Clippers played the Bird Island Bullfrogs Saturday, Sept. 5, in Springfield. Both teams made it into the Final 16 in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Class C state tournament, but only one moved on to the next level. The teams were equally matched, and it turned into a battle…

Back to school, 2020 style

Kimball students returned to school on Thursday, Sept. 3. Above (and on page 12), Kimball Elementary Students arrive at school that morning to be directed to separate entrances by grade; the goal is to keep students from congregating as they arrive to and depart from school. KES students, to start, will attend in-person classes Monday/Tuesday…

Friends of the Library – A dream now a reality

By Margaret Arnold As a retired librarian, community volunteer, and avid reader, Barb Pladson has watched the new Kimball Public Library turn from a long-held dream to a reality even in a worldwide pandemic. Active and involved, she and her husband, Paul, have taken the safety precautions seriously and are staying close to home except…

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