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Special speaker to Stacy Thoeny will speak at the Kimball Business & Commu- nity Expo at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Stacy will share her story about farming, rural America, and raising healthy and nutritious food with the audience. This free, 30-minute presenta- tion, "Farming Today," will cover: • How today's farming practices are helping farmers raise better food while improving animal care and protecting the environment. • How farmers contribute to the local econom~ and how they've be at Kimball Expo become leaders in the global food marketplace. • How farming continues to evolve by using science and tech- nology to do more with less land, energy, and water. "Farming Today" is brought to you by farmer-led organiza- tions that include Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Com Grow- ers Association and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. KAHS Speech team conference championship KAHS Speech takes second conference championship in three years. In the 13 years that Jody Mark- graf has been coaching, there has not been one speech meet missed because of weather. This year, there were three, including their home meet and Central Minne- sota Conference meet. April 1, the team travelled to Belgrade for a rescheduled CMC meet. Kimball was the second larg- est team with 23 entries, but the individuals speaking made their voices count for 116 team points, and a Conference Champion tro- phy. Eden Valley-Watkins with 38 participants and 109 points won Conference Runner-up, coached by Bonnie Spohn-Schmaltz. Bel- grade-Brooten-Elrosa, coached by Lucy Lloyd, placed third. Kimball last won a conference champion- ship in 2011. Individually, Kimball's Speech- ers won. 17 honors, including five category Conference Champions. The winners were: • Fifth Place: Humorous-Ariel Laabs; Informative-McKenzie Dammann; Extemporaneous Reading-Katelyn Pearcy. • Fourth Place: Informa- tive-Abbey Schiefelbein; Serious Poetry-Tess Vossen; Storytelling- MaicyVossen. • Third Place: Serious Drama- Caleb Anderson; Serious Prose- Danielle Helgeson; Extemporane- ous Speaking-Katelyn Lichte. • Second Place: Great Speeches- Jonathan Bisila; Creative Expres- sion-Camen Markgraf; Original Oratory-Shelby Schiefelbein. • Conference Champions: Humorous-Holly Dahlinger; Informative-Megan Bisila; Seri- ous Drama-Logan Bartholomew; Extemporaneous Reading-Alissa Jones; Storytelling-Olivia Straley. For both Megan Bisila and Logan Bartholomew, this is their second Conference Champion- ship. Logan was Champion in Duo with Camen Miles in 2011. Megan was the 2011 Informative Cham- pion (she placed second in Prose in 2012). ,44 3 Students communicate across oceans and continents Have the kids come by to take a few swings hitting off our pitching ./ ..... .S" machines in the batting Cage! " Help with Test Drive Fund Raiser! $20 for each test drive goes into FREE Booster Club Youth Activities! POPCORN! SPECIAL THANKS to the community, businesse,, parent, and individuals who helped to support our club this past year. We've sponsored many youth activities and addressed equipment needs with funds raised from our events. Our success is based on help and support we receive from everyone. The following list is of some it~ns we were able to support this past year: • Dollars for Scholars • Batting Cages • Track: Youth Hurdles • Youth Sports Equipment • Tournament Registrations • Youth League Fees • Pocket Calendars • Bleacher Creature Night • Trophy Display Case • Coaching Imqtructio. SAT., APRIL 13, 11 A.M., BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT Sat., April27, I1 a.m., Bean Bag Tournament (make-up date) SUN., APRIL 14, 1:30 P.M., V. SOBESKI SAT., APRIL 20, 4 P.M., V. DASSEL Sun., April 21, 2 p.m., at Luxemburg SUN., APRIL 28, 2 P.M., V. ST. AUGUSTA Sun., May 5, 2 p.m., at Cold Spring Rockies SAT., MAY 11, 1 P.M., V. EDEN VALLEY Sun., May 12, 2 p.m., at Pearl Lake SAT., MAY 18, 1 P.M., V. LUXEMBURG Sun., May 19, 2 p.m., at Watkins Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m., at Eden Valley SUN., MAY 26, 2 P.M., V. ST. NICHOLAS Wed., May 29, 7:30 p.m., at Sartell Fri., May 31, 7:30 p.m., at st. Michael Sun., June 2, 2 p.m., at St. Augusta SAT., JUNE 8, 1 P.M., V. PEARL LAKE SUN., JUNE 9, 2 P.M., V. COLD SPRING ROCKIES Thurs.-Sun., June 13-16, Highway 55 Tournament (TBD) SAT., JUNE 22, 3 P.M., V. BROWNTOWN SUN., JUNE 23, 2 P.M., V. WATKINS Wed., June 26, 7:30 p.m., at Cold Spring SAT., JUNE 29, 4 P.M., V. BIRD ISLAND Sun., June 30, 2 p.m., at St. Nicholas Fri., July 12, 7:30 p.m., at Sauk Rapids Sun., July 14, CVL Playoffs (TBD) Wed, July 1Z 7:30 p.m., at Dassel Sun., July 22, CVL Playoffs (TBD) Sat., July 28, CVL Playoffs (TBD) Visit, the official website of Kimball Express. Despite nearly 6,000 miles of distance, these sixth-graders at Kimball Elementary School were able to chat and laugh with classmate George Matua (who can be seen on the SmartBoard in the background) Wednesday, March 20, in the school's science lab. George was in the country of Georgia for his grandmother's 80th birthday. His classmates' favorite thing was to hear him speak in Georgian. At this point, George had been gone nearly two weeks and he was near the end of his stay. Students here were all ready to sing ~Happy Birthday" to George's grandmother, but the wi-fi connection in Georgia was lost when the computer was moved. Even though having video and audio work simultaneously using Skype was a challenge, they all enjoyed being able to keep in touch. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua (in the light of full disclosure, George's morn), Cubs boys' basketball team holds post-season banquet By Jay Klein, coach , nen, Cameron Hunt, and Ben Ser- Serbus and loey Von Wahlde were The Kimball boys' basketballbus; and (sophomores) Bradynamed to the Central Minnesota program recently held their end- Faber, Jarred Merchant, Austin Academic All-Conference Team. season banquet at Kimball Area Marx, WillSpauldingandJoeyVon The Defensive MVP Award went High School. A potluck meal was Wahlde. Managers/Statisticians to Preston peglow and the Offen- served for the players, managers on this year's team were Torey sive MVP Award went to Cam- and their parents and the coach- Rohloff, Miranda Albert and Mad- eron Hunt. Joey Von Wahlde was ing staff. Awards were also handed ison Schreifels. named Most Improved Player, out, as coaches reflected on their A number of awards were gi~zen Dallas Newman received the Hus- seasons. Out the night of the banquet. Letter tie Award, and Brad Mies received This past year the varsity team winners for the 2012-2013 season the Sportsmanship Award. Kim- finished the season with a record included: Cole Denn, Brad Mies, ball also had one Conference of 12 wins and 14 losses over- Dallas Newman, Preston Peglow, Player of the Week during the sea- all. They had a record of 5-9 in Austin Roerick, Connor Witten- son and he was Cameron Hunt. the Central Minnesota Confer- berg, Mathias Hennen, Cameron The basketball banquet put the ence. Among the team highlights Hunt, Ben Serbus, Jarred Mer- finishing touches on a very suc- were winning the Kimball Hol- chant and Joey Von Wahlde. The cessful season for the Kimball iday Tournament and winning Cubs had three players named to boys' basketball program. All the their first-round playoff game at the Central Minnesota All-Con- coaches would like to thank the Rockford. Members of the varsity ference Team. Cameron Hunt was players, the player's parents, and team this past season included: first team all-conference. Aus- all the fans for making the season (seniors) Cole Denn, Brad Mies, tin Roerick and Jarred Merchant very special, and one to remem- Dallas Newman, Preston Peglow, were second team aU-conference, ber. Austin Roerick, and Connor Wit- Brad Mies, Austin Roerick, Math- tenberg; (juniors) Mathias Hen- ias Hennen, Cameron Hunt, Ben