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Your Hometown News ,,,l,,,,l#,ll.,,i.#,,i#,%,=li,iplh,lld.d,lil.U,hll *************MIXED ADC 553 !?_/31/2015 SMALl_TOWN PAPERS, INC. 217 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-2263 $2 Serving i" Volume 68, Issue 50 Thursday January 14, 2016 Inside this week: • Letters to the editor re: upcoming Iqmball school build- ing bond election, page 2. • OBITUARIES: Marjorie Greeley, 93, of Sartell, former- ly of Kimball; Sr. Theodore Nelson, 95, of St. Cloud, formerly of Luxemburg; and James Webster, 77, of Watkins; page 4. • Anne Frank exhibit comes to St. Cloud, page 5. • 2015 Year in Review con- clusion, pages 6-7. • Business profile: Hend- ricks Sand & Gravel, page 7. • KES students of the month, page 8. • Kimball superintendent report, page 9. • Kimball girls win two games in final seconds, page 10. • Madison Hurtle is CMC Athlete of theWeek, page 10. • EV-W boys' basketball still hot, now 10-1, page 11. • National officers visit EV-W FFA, page 11. • EV-W superintendent update, page 12. • Alpine ski team results, page 13. • Allie's Comer, page 13. • EVto limit wi-fi access at libra,, page 14. • Full proposal of ISD #739 building projects, page 15. • Carbon monoxide safety warnings, page 20. Church & Obituaries ....... 4 Local Schools .......... 8-13 Legals, Government .... 14-17 Weather ................ 14 Business Directories ...16-17 Crime Blotters ......... 16-17 Calendar ................ 18 Classifieds .............. 19 Newsstand Price: $1 .IIII!I]ILIJJII!I!!!!IIII Internationally ranked Snocross champion Mike Schultz will be on Conan O'Brien's show this week. Photo courtesy of Sara Schultz and Biodapt. Rosie Nistler open house at By]eanOoranMatua, Editor It's not unusual to see instruc- tors and students out on the bunny hill any morning of the week. But Celebrating 50 years of service Friday, ]an. 8, there were about 160 Please join us Friday, ]an. 15, at students and 22 instructors out Farmers State Bank in Watkins to there on that beautiful morning. congratulate Rosie Nistler and cel- The temperature was above freez- ebrate her 50 years of service to the ing, about two inches of snow had Bank and our whole community, fallen overnight, and a light snow Fun Facts from 1966 was still falling Friday morning. • Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch The appointed time was 10 a.m. Stole Christmas" was shown on A total of 167 ski areas across the TV for the first time. United States all participated at • Pampers created the first dis- the same time, in an effort to set posable diaper, four World Records including the • Color TVsets became popular. World's Largest Lesson for begin- - Lyndon B. Johnson was ning ski and snowboard students President of the United States. taught at one time. • Average household income At Powder Ridge, there were was $6,900 peryear. Gasoline was three busloads from A.C.G.C. 32 cents per gallon, alone, including about 30 chaper- • And, Rosie Nistler, a young ones. Each instructor had about 10 woman from Union Hill, moved students. to Watkins in January 1966 to Once started on the bunnyhill, start working at the Farmers State many of the students moved to the Bank ofWatkins, big hill. A dozen or so stayed on the Congratulations to you, Rosie! bunnyhill, coming down the slope What you've contributed to more easily with each try. Some the Bank during your tenure is even skipped lunch to keep skiing. beyond words or sums. A favor- The current record is held in ire quote we've heard many times Sweden, with about 400-some stu- "Figures never lie"..., dents. With about 160 at Powder 2016 minus 1966 equals 50 Ridge alone, and another 166 areas years. Amazing! to add to that total, it might be an easy record-breaker. Cheer for a Cure! No one from the Guinness World Record book was out on the Eden Valley-Watkins vs. Kimball hill, clipboard in hand. The entire Friday, Jan. 15, boys' basketball lesson time, 10-11:30 a.m., had to at Kimball be video-recorded with no breaks Help raise awareness and or edits. And every name and age money forthefightagainstcancer had to be listed carefully. This by wearing your purple gear for information was sent off to ver- $1 donation or a hat for $3 done- ify compliance with the require- tion. All money will be donated to ments for the World Record. the Meeker County Relay for Life The event was organized and (American Cancer Society). sponsored by the Learn to Ski and This is a friendly competition Snowboard Initiative and SNOW between Kimball and Eden Valley- Operating. Watkins high schools. The high- Powder Ridge offers lessons est percentage of participants will every day, and free introductory win. Fifty participants from the lessonsat5and6p.m.Wednesdays winning school will receive a "cool" and Sundays. Reservations can treat. Please make sure to write be made online at www.powder your name down when you make The tubing hill is now your donation of $1 or $3. They will open, and you'll find lots of deals do it again when Kimball plays at on their website. EV-W Tuesday, Feb. 16. By Jean Doran Matua, Editor An above-knee amputation Monster Mike Schultz won the seven years ago has barely slowed Isoc Amsoil Championship Sno- down this multi-sport champion cross series Friday, ]an. 8, at Can- athlete. He rides motocross and terbury Park. The final of three horses in the summer, and skis runs was Friday night. Karell. and snowboards when he's not corn has a video story featuring riding snowcross in winter. His the competition and Schultz on its wife Sara and 2-year-old daughteI website. Lauren are his biggest fans. The Kimball alum already has Standard prosthetics couldn't six gold X Games medals plus a sil- stand up to the pounding Schultz vet, in the adaptive class. He also gives them in all his activities, so he is in training with the U.S. Snow- designed his own with adjustable board Paralympic in Pyeong pressure and interchangeable feet Chang, Korea, in 2018 - on snow- for various sports. He now builds board. In November he tooka knees and feet for other amputees, bronze medal in the IPC Worldincluding wounded veterans, that Cup in the Netherlands. Schultz is allow them to continue active life- currently ranked second interne- styles. His companyis Biodapt. tionally in snowboard cross. Monster Mike~To page 5 Approx. 160 students, both youth and adult, participated in an attempt to set a World Record Friday, Jan. 8, at Powder Ridge. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua. P.O. 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