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Thursday, February 26, 2009 Students Youth Page 5 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN ii N NiNiNtii!! NI  .........  .............. Kimball Community Education receives $25,000 Three Minnesota organizations will be awarded a total of $135,250 from the State Farm Youth Advi- sory Board for three different pro- grams. Two of the grants will fund initiatives improving access to higher education in Minnesota and one will enhance environ- mental responsibility in Kimball. The organizations and the amounts each received are: the National Youth Leadership Coun- cil, $85,100; Students Today Lead- ers Forever, $25,150; and Kimball Community Education, $25,000. Kristine O&apos;Brien is the Commu- nity Education Director for Kim- ball Public Schools The presentation was Monday, Feb. 23, at State Farm Insurance, Twin Cities Operations Center in Mendota Heights, Minn. These three are among 73 orga- nizations to receive grants to cre- ate local programs to address community issues like environ- mental responsibility, teen driv- ing safety, financial education, access to higher education, and disaster preparedness. More than 500 grant requests from across the U.S. and Canada were received by the Board. Visit <> for more information about the dif- ferent projects being funded and about the Youth Advisory Board. Valley Victors 4-H Club The Feb. 9 meeting of the Val- ley Victors started with a bang. It was project night and Clay Bollin led the club in making wren-house feeders and Judy Barka helped us make people TMR, or total mixed rations like cows eat. The clover- buds were dismissed for their quilt- card project while junior leaders were given their younger-member assignments. They were encour- aged to get to know their buddies and participate in club events with them. Some dates to remember are Family Fun Night March 16, cookie orders arrive March 5, Demonstra- tion Day/Food Review March 14, and Share the Fun April 26. Mitch- ell Gebhardt showed us how to grow wax worms for fishing. Our next meeting is March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. Reporter Tim Lux KAHS Speech Team on a winning streak By lody Markgraf, Coach This past Saturday, the Kimball Speech Team traveled to Paynes- ville to claim their fourth trophy in four weeks. The team took second place in the medium-team cate- gory behind Eden Valley-Watkins. In the large-team category, Will- mar took first place and BBE took second. In the small-school cat- egory, Minnewaska claimed first place honors, with Swanville tak- ing second place. The tournament was the first in which the top eight students in each category compete in a final round. Making finals this week were Tyler Dockery, eighth place in Extemp. Speaking; Camen Miles and Kenzie Traurig, sixth and seventh places in Great Speeches; Shelby Schiefel- bein andAbbyZoller, fifth and sixth places in Original Oratory, and Jenifer Gilpatrick, third place in Humorous. This week we had two category champions: Kelsey Vigo- ten won the Original Oratory cat- egory and Kyle Messer was cham- Knowledge Bowl takes third in conference By Dennis Abernathy, Advisor The Kimball Area High School Junior Varsity Knowledge Bowl Team finished up the conference meets, taking third place overall. The teams compete in four confer- ence meets during'the season, and at the end their points are totaled. In Knowledge Bowl, the competitors take a multiple choice written exam and compete in four oral rounds (similar to ]eapardy), on teams of five students. Kimball's Knowledge Bowl numbers have exploded over the past two years from four mem- bers in 2006 to 35 members today. There is still one JV and one varsity meet remaining before subsections on March 30. Current members of the Knowledge Bowl Team include Dominic Albers, Kendra Albers, Kendra Atherton, Alison Baker, Jon Biusila, Erin Diffley, Tyler Dock- ery, Maria Donnay, Nicole Doran, Bridget Gohmann, Cora Gohmann, Tina Henkemeyer, Ashly n Jendro, Marisa Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Katelyn Lichte, Tommy Linn, Jenna Mans, Dillon Menson, Kyle Messer, Sarah Messer, Ed Nielsen, Dustin Opatz, Lindsey Pramann, Austin Roerick, Mike Rose, Shelby Schiefel- bein, Paiten Schreiner, KT Small- wood, Burke Tagney, Kelsey Vig- oren, Brian Wills, Hannah Zipoy, and Abby Zoller. Looking for / a way to save? You need to insure both your auto and your home, ...s hli.r A. I=. wh ' 39A Mous Drive #3 SO y not save money in Kimlll, MN 5535341010 the process? Call today for (320) 398-3645 a free, n0-0bligati0n 100k at tehline@omlom.tom auto and home discounts from American Family. KAHS speech team wins fourth trophy in competition. 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