Kimball Golf Club begins 53rd year with new manager, renovated clubhouse

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Last year was an interesting one at Kimball Golf Club. While the rest of the world was closing down and locking in, a number of people discovered (or rediscovered) golf at the Kimball club. Even though golf is an outdoor activity, it was not spared restrictions because of COVID-19. Only…

Kimball Vex IQ has strong showing at State Championships

By Celest Stang, Kimball Community Ed The Kimball Vex IQ Robotics program had a strong showing at the 2021 Vex IQ Robotics State Championships Saturday, April 10, in the Kimball Area High School Wirth Gym. The Cubs sent six of their own teams to the 23-team event. “All six of our Kimball teams were faced…

EV-W Knowledge Bowl places sixth in State

The Eden Valley-Watkins Knowledge Bowl team placed sixth in the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament held virtually Friday, April 9. At one point, the EV-W team was in third place in the second oral round, and they were strong all day. “The competition was extremely close in the top three rooms,” says coach Julie Bulau. “The…

Easter egg hunt in South Haven, April 3

After having to take 2020 off, the Easter Bunny returned to South Haven for the community Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, April 3. The event is sponsored by the South Haven Sportsman’s Club.

New Eden Valley location for Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Farmers & Merchants State Bank has relocated their Eden Valley location to 110 Meeker Ave. West, a prominent and convenient corner of town. The building, which has been fully renovated, was chosen to better fit both the needs of staff and customers. “For many years, we’ve had our eye out for a location in Eden…

Swap Meet now open for the 2021 season

In a sense, it’s not really Spring in central Minnesota until the Wright County Swappers Meet opens for the season. Well, we can now consider it officially Spring. The Swap Meet opened for the season Saturday, April 3, for their 51st year. And the crowds showed up as usual. The Swap Meet will be open…

Kimball Cubs are 2021 Class A Wrestling State Champions

Kimball wrestlers are State Champions for first time ever! By Pat Garry, Staff Writer After besting Royalton-Upsala, 45-26, in the semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament, the Cubs finished the deal by defeating Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie, 49-21, in the championship match Saturday, March 27, at St. Michael-Albertville High School. The Cubs fell behind 15-0 in…

Trucking business to relocate to downtown Watkins

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Downtown Watkins is about to get yet another new business: A&H Donnay Trucking and Sons. Well, not a new business per se, as it’s been around since 2003. But it is a new business in downtown Watkins. Heidi and Andy Donnay purchased the complex of buildings along the railroad tracks…

EV-W represented in State Tournament

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Austin Schlangen qualified for the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the 285-pound (heavyweight) level. Schlangen went into the State individual tournament with a 32-6 record. His first opponent was Shane Noyes of Canby, with a 22-4 record. Noyes won with a fall at 5:24. He would go on to become…

Kimball grapplers set unprecedented mark

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Kimball qualified all 14 starting varsity wrestlers for the state preliminary tournament last weekend in Rochester, which is the first time this has ever happened. The boys all wrestled to or above their section seedings! Here are specific results below: 1st and 3rd places were not yet wrestled at press…

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