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All residents of Kimball are invited to attend the public hearing to be held Monday, April 29,1991 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the public bearing is to discuss the special aaaessments for the new city well and water treatment plant which Will be built starting this namer. The entire project is designed to be a "no-frills" update of the City's municipal water system. It will add a second well, Several watermain extensions, and a water treatment plant. At Present, the City has only one Well, and most City residents rely upon this single source for their Water. Any pollution or aechanical failure at our one Well could leave us without drinking water. The City has been searching for a site for a seCOnd well for more than 10 years. The need for a new well is of prime importance at this time. As part of this water system Project, the City will be looping termains in several critical tis. Not everyone will be on .a looped line as a result of these aProvements, but the most cost- etfeCtive areas where lines need be ioo00 wi. be addressed. Looping, is a term used by civil engineers to describe a system of .atermains that is irManected without dead.end lines. Water which reaches a e through a dead-end line is often stale and at a lower Pressure than water which .reaes a home through a looped The most _ic new w-m.  plmg ,,_ with our Water. it time for the iron that has t up in our pipes to flush itself ottt. llowever, the water from our Water treatment plant will et future buildups as well. s lle total cost of the water Ystem improvements is budgeted to he $636,000.00. Kimball is fortunate to have atma grant from Administration Farmers (FmHA) _ ,000.00 or 61% of the -'ems of Kimball will only be for 39% of the project of ,000.00. In addition to the . CrLut of ,00o.00, FmHA has l to lend the City the rest of funds needed for the project at a bek market interest rate All Parcels of land in the City atch are presently connected to Water system, or which are of connected to the ystem, will be assessed The $600.00 and 6 718% be payable over 29 e rsor than $50.00 per year. less $600.00 can be prepaid to avoid. mL.,t charges. is" ne City s share of the project amo00t of money. t 1ty is fortunate to be able to, t of any kind, given the a= "" condition of the State :ederal Government. K, er.the past few years, a very --.,. job of maintaining our "ties has been done. Most of streets were overlayed in (Cmtinued on Page 16) NEMS FILE BOX 6318 LINCOLN NE 68506 i s,e.,- Single Copy 30' *** i - elV'il i : M'er Wrtght f * VOL XLII No 14 . } KIBALL, STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA 55353 Thursdoy, April 25, 1991 ***4rk*wwwt I Eckman and Wilfahrt recognized at Students of Excellence banquet Pktured ere tb m Kimb  Hi School ,niors recognized as "Students of Excellence" and Dr. Rob Cavonna, director of the Central MN ECSU. The photo ms token at the benauet and recognitim ceremony held on April 3rcl at Holiday Inn, St. Cloud. The Central MN ECSU Students of Excellence Banquet and Recognition Ceremony honored 142 seniors from 40 high schools on Wednesday, April 3, at the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud. The event was attended by over 500 students, favorite teachers, administrators and parents. The guests were welcomed by Dr. Rob Cavanna, director for the Central MN ECSU. Additionally, Dr. James Walker, North Branch, served as presiding superintendent at the banquet. Loft Kruse, Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, congratulated the students and wished them future success. Dr. Jim Sauter, Deputy Commission from the Minnesota Department of Education, presented each student with a plaque and personalized certificate of recognition from Governor Carlson. Keith Nord, keynote address, challenged students to accept themselves and take risks toward new successes. The Students of Excellence Banquet and Recognition Ceremony is sponsored and coordinated by the Central MN ECSU. Honorees from Kimball were Faye D. Eckman, daughter of Richard and Janet Ecknmn, and Robert P. Wilfahrt, son of Paul and Linda Wilfahrt. Donkey hll tickets on sale Donkey Ball tickets are now on sale for the Wednesday, May 8, 1991 performance at the Kimball Area High School gym. The first game will be mounted and played at 7:30 p.m. with the Kimball faculty taking on the Kimball High School juniors and seniors. The second game will pit the Kimball All-Stars against the Kimball Celebrities. This evening is guaranteed to he full of fun and friends. Many local people have volunteered to ride and play basketball for this summer recreation fund raiser. Tickets are on sale at Super Valu, Knaus, Swan's Cafe, Trustworthy Hardware. Ticket prices are $4.00 in advance for high school students and adults and $3.00 in advance for elementary school students. Ticket prices at the door are $5.00 and $4.00 respectively. Tickets are also available at the Community Education office. Don't miss this fun#filed evening, get your tickets NOW! s.mer volleykl All those interested in a Co-ed. fun outdoor league for the summer will meet at 7 p.m., May 2nd, at the town hall. Call 398-5251 for more information. 'W Week rm lllmhdl April 29 - M 6 Clean-up week in Kimball will be April 29th - May 6th. There will be compost pick-ups on May 6th and May 20th. II Attention Lady Golfers There will be an organiza- tion,al meeting at the Kimball Golf Club on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. All lady golfers inter- ested in playing in this summer's league are invited to aaend. 61111 grade musical Mondq, April 29 Kimball Elementary School is happy to present the 7th annual 6th grade musical - Monday, April 298th, at 7:30 p.m. The musical is entitled, "Entertainment Now and Then". The story line is drawn from the development of home entertainment from the early 1900'sd to the present. There are numbers from the "Charleston", to the "Bartman". You will meet characters from the early T.V. era. The 5th and 6th grade band, directed by Mr. Ketih Haake, will perform before the musical. The musical is under the direction of Mrs. Arlene Sands. The public is cordially invited to attend this musical. There is no admission. Speech team proves itself 0000,inl By Coach Angela Proves/ The Kimball Speech Team again proved itself on Saturday at the Region 5A Speech Tournament which was held at the Dassel/Cokato High school. Eighteen students who had all placed at the top of their categories at the District level traveled to D/C to compete. The competition at the Region level is difficult because the best from four districts come together. Over 400 students, representing 34 schools took part in the day's activities. Seven of our members went on the final rounds. They included: Amy Hunt - Extemp. Reading - 5th place and Jenny Wirth - Extemp. Speaking - 5th place. At Regions, the fwst and second place winners go on to compete at the State Level. Those who place 3rd or  becme alternates and (Continued on Page 16) Pictured m the second place team trophy won by the Kimboll Speech Team for runner up in Region 5A are, L to R: Jennifer Schmitt, Thor Mattick, Mona Lampi and Mori Mancini.