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p " -..-. _ t Thursday, May 21, 2009 a e to OleO8 I Tri-Coun News-Kimball,.MN Kimball rail crossing repaired ... but someone forgot to tell Kimball Train traffic was interrupted for only a short time during last week's rail crossing repair. Cars and trucks could not pass over the tracks for two days, Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Bylean Doran Matua, Editor . about a week before road work. AnyonetryingtodriveonHigh- Just to our south, Highway 24 way 15 through Kimball last week bridge work had many signs up at no doubt encountered a surprise: least a week ahead of time. the highway rail crossing was In the case of Kimball's work closed Wednesday and Thursday. last week, there was a sign up at The work crew (from Cana- the Highway 55/15 intersection, dian Pacific Railway) said they and they say there was one south were sent in response to a petition of town (although I have yet to hear signed by ma~y Kimball area resi- from anyone who actually saw it.) dents stating that the crossing was The marked detour was all the way too rough, over to the Watkins overpass. Starting Wednesday morning, Mn/DOT admitted to city coun- the crew removed the rails and cilman Eric Loewen that they for- ties, as well as the concrete and got to tell us. The Tri-CountyNews asphalt between them across the received an e-mail from Mn/DOT full width of the crossing, at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday, just as the Promptlyat 11 Thursday morn- crew was nearly finished for the ing another crew arrived to lay day. down asphalt. By Thursday eve- We were able to post the closure ning, the rail crossing was open to on our Web site, as the newspaper all traffic and life was back to nor- had already been printed for the real. week. But that's not the same as a While we all joke about the two week of forewarning. seasons in Minnesota (winter and Although the two-day closure road work), we've learned to make was a hassle to drivers, residents, accommodations when we know and businesses, we now have a there will be a closure. The only new crossing that should last us trouble is that Mn/DOT forgot to for awhile now. And I'm guessing notify anyone that the work was to (and hoping) that Mn/DOT will begin, remember this incidentand give It's normal that signs go up us more warning next time. American Heart 0 Association . EV-W-K girls take first place in CMC At Holdingford Tuesday, May 12, the gifts' track team took first place on a very windy day. The wind postponed the pole vaulting until Thursday, May 14, and did have some affect on most of the other events. The boys had a good day also, taking third place. All competitors did a great job. This Tuesday, May 19, the team goes to Annandale for the Sub Sec- tion Meet. EV-W-K individual results were: 1. Girls' 100-'meter dash prelim- inary: Macki Nelson second place, time 15.2, Samantha Stuve eighth place, time 15.6, and Kayla Over- land 10th place, time 16.9. Gifts' 100-meter dash finals: Macki Nel- son second place, time 14.9, and Samantha Stuve fourth place, time 15.4. 2. Gifts' 200-meter dash: Samantha Stuve third place, time 30.8, Fidi Gast ninth place, time 32.0, and Amber Besonen 11th place, time 33.2. 3. Girls' 400-meter dash: Rachel Arnold second place, time 1:03.9, Brittany Hesse fourth place, time 1:10.9, and Molly Hurrle seventh place, time 1:11.8. 4. Girls' B00-meter run: Renee Berg sixth place, time 2:50.6, Kee- leyJacklitch 13th place, time 3:07.8, and Heidi Lochen 14th place, time 3:10.2. 5. Girls' 1600-meter run: lustine Hilsgen first place, time 5:42.4, Tanya Maciejewski second place, time 5:50.1, and Heidi Lochen llth place, time 6:57.4. 6. Girls' 3200-meter run: Justine Hilsgen first place, time 12:55.6. 7. Girls' 100-meter hurdles pre- liminary: Holly Erickson seventh place, time 18.4, Kelsey Theisen 1Oth place, time 19.2, and Maria Donnay 14th place, time 20.2. Gifts' 100-meter hurdles final: Holly Erickson sixth place, time 17.8. 8. Girls' 300-meter hurdles: Holly Erickson eighth place, time 55.2, Rachel Lahr 12th place, time 59.2, and Maria Donnay 14th place, time 61.0. 9. Girls' 4xl00-meter relay:. EV- W-K second place, time 55.9. 10. Gifts' zlx200-meter relay: EV- W-K first place, time 1:56.4. !l.Girls' 4x400-meter.relay: EV- W-K first place, time 4:30.5. 12.Girls' 4x800-meter relay: EV- W-K first place', time 10:55.8. 13.Girls' high jump: Justine Hilsgen fifth place, jump 4 feet 10 inches, Sheila Konz ninth place, jump 4 feet 6 inches, and Molly Hurrle 13th place, jump 4 feet 2 inches. 14. Girls' pole vault (held Thurs- day, May 14) New school record, broke~her previous record Macki Nelson second place, vault 9 feet 6 inches, Nicole Klein ninth place, vault 7 feet 6 inches, and Saman- tha Stuve 10th place, vault 7 feet 0 inches. 15. Gifts' long jump: Morgan Meyer fifth place, jump 14 feet 6 1/4 inches, Macki Nelson sixth place, jump 14 feet 3 314 inches, and Fidi Gast, ND. 16. Gifts' triple jump: Tiffany Kuechle fifth place, jump 29 feet 5 1/2 inches, Rachel Arnold sixth place, jump 29 feet 1/2 inch, and Nicole Klein ND. 17. Girls' shot put: Shawny Kramer first place, throw 31 feet 1 inch, Sarah Messer third place, throw 30 feet 4 inches, and Casey Schlangen seventh place, throw 27 feet 6 inches. 18. Girls' discuss throw: Shawny. Kramer first place, throw 100 feet 10 1/2 inches, Sarah Messer sec- ond place, throw 89 feet 10 inches, and Nicole Klein seventh place, throw 77 feet 9 inches. 1. Boys' 100-meter dash prelim- inary: Ryan McCann first place, time 12.4, Tommy Linn 12th place, time 13.5, and lake Linn 13th~ place, time 13.9. Boys' 100-meter dash finals: Ryan McCann first place, time 12.3. 2. Boys' 200-meter dash: Tra- vis Erickson fifth place, time 26.2, Jake Ruhland 10th place, time 27.1, and Danny Lochen 13th place, time 27.9. 3. Boys' 400-meter dash: Tra- vis Erickson fifth place, time 26.2, ]ake Ruhland lOth place, time 27.1, and Danny Lochen 13th place, time 27.9. 3. Boys' 400-meter dash: Alex Mies fifth place, time 56.4, Taylor Breauchy ninth place, time 59.3, and David Mattson 13th place, time 1:01.3. 4. Boys' 800-meter run: Man- uel Baumann eighth place, time 2:30.4, Kirby Knutson ninth place, time 2:31.1. 5. Boys' 1600-meter run: Mitch- ell Fischbach eighth place, time 5:32, Cole Sanders NT, and Cam- eron Wittenberg NT. 6_ Boys' 3200-meter run: Ryan Stein 10th place, time 13:41.4, Brandon Lichte 14th place, time 14:36.5, and Luke Serbus 15th place, time 14:36.7. 7. Boys' ll0-meter hurdles pre- liminary: lared Capes sixth place, time 17.5, Nathan McCann.eighth place, time 17.5, and Ryan Stein 12th place, time 20.2. Boys' ll0- meter hurdle finals: Jared Capes seventh place, time 17.1, and Nathan McCann eighth place, time 17.3. 8. Boys' 300-meter hurdles: Jared Capes second place, time 46.2,. Nathan McCann eighth place, time 49.7, Danny Lochen 10th place, time 50.1. 9. Boys' 4xl00-meter relay: EV- W-K second place, time 48.1. 10. Boys' 4x200-meter relay: EV- W-K second place, time 1:40.I. 11.Boys' 4x400-meter relay: EV- W-K fourth place, time 4:02.8. 12. Boys' 4x800-meter relay: EV- W-K fourth place, time 10:07.3. 13. Boys' high jump: Jake Ruh- land third place, jump 5 feet 10 inches, Luke Schiefelbein NH, and Kirby Mattson NH. 14. Boys' pole vault: Lpke Schiefelbein third place, vault 11 feet 6 inches, Danny Lochen sixth place, vault 9 feet 6 inches. Macki Nelson in the long jump.- Jared Capes in the hurdles. Luke Schiefelbein in the pole vault. Macki Nelson in the pole vault. 15. Boys' long jump: Travis Erickson third place, jump 18 feet 6 1/2 inches, Ryan McCann seventh place, jump 17 feet 9 1/4 inches, and Taylor Breauchy ND. 16. Boys' triple jump: Jake Ruh- land second place, jump 38 feet 8 inches, and Tommy Linn ninth place, jump 34 feet 7 inches. 17. Boys' shot put: Scott Bab- bitt seventh place, throw 36 feet 5 inches, Devin Brutger 16th place, throw 29 feet 10 inches, and Kyle Messer 17th place, throw 28 feet 2 inches. 18. Boys' discus throw: Scott Babbitt second place, throw 124 feet 1/4 inch, Kyle Messer 13th place, throw 81 feet 6 inches, and Devin Brutger 18th place, throw 74 feet 7 inches. Terry Nelson