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Elementary basketball camp finished last week Kimball girls' basketball camp Grades 7-12 Kimball Girls' Basketball Sum- mer Camp was last week at the Kimball Area High School. This camp was for girls' basketball play- ers heading into grades 7-12 next year. The camp ran from' Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13. Participants practiced working on basketball skill development and flmdamentals. The camp also fea- tured daily competitions, individ- ually and as teams, with an awards ceremony at the camp conclusion. Thank you to all camp participants for your dedication and efforts! Coach Jeremy Kuechle Kimball youth volleyball camp Pictured here are the grades 4-6 Youth Volleyball Camp participants. Participants (left to right) standing in the back row are Coach Molly Hurrle, Kylie Carlson, Kyrie Rossman, Megan Serbus, Arianna Davis and Kaitlyn Decknatel. Middle row kneeling are Mikeala Heid, Natalee Kunkel, Naomi Bollman and Gracelyn Powell. Sitting in the front are Abigail Eich and Cailyn Kuechle. Submitted photo. By lay Klein, coach The Kimball boys' and girls' basketball programs recently held a basketball camp at Kimball Area High School: Participants in the camp consisted of boys and girls just completing grades three through five. Players learned about the different fundamentals of basketball related to ball-han- dling, dribbling, passing, shoot- ing, rebounding and defense. Campers participated in a num- ber of contests and competitions both individually and as a team over the course of the week. All of the campers worked extremely hard and improved tremendously throughout the week. Members of the grades 3-5 group consisted of the follow- ing: Gabe Becker, Tommy Becker, Brian Binsfeld, J. Capes, Austin Donnay, Skylor Gruba, Adam Hil- bert, Madelyn Hunt, Cailyn Kue- chle, Mitch Loehrer, Taylor Mau- rer, Gracelyn Powell, Jaymee Ran- dall, lolee Randall, Lillian Rhodes, Lindsey Rhodes, Daniel Rossberg, Kyrie Rossman, Leah Schiefelbein, Luci Schiefelbein, Megan Serbus, Madison Streit, Lily Voight, and Noah Young. Kimball Area Fire Et Rescue always., there for us pie in our communities who always have our backs, and seem to have the rare gift and ability to put oth- ers' well-being ahead of their own. Therefore, it is this reporter's inten- tion to enlighten all on just a touch of what resides behind the Kimball Area Fire & Rescue Department's doors. Fire Chief John Gohmann is devoted to his profession and remains grateful to all of his volun- teers. "Currently, we have a staffof24 dedicated and excellent volunteers, and we are in the process of recruit- ing more." Following is a sampling of the immediate inventory, accom- panied by noteworthy facts and fig- ures. Current Inventory: (1) 2001 Freightliner pumper - (taxpayers paid for) (1) 2007 International tanker - (fire department paid for 75 per- cent and taxpayer dollars paid 25 percent) . By Pat Garry, Staff writer Reflecting, perhaps at times, in our busy, event-filled daily rituals, we become all-encompassed on our personal undertakings, while tak- ing perhaps, things which we don't even consider, for granted. That's certainly not a crime. It's simply humans being humans. But just as the familiar clich6 states, "you don't know what you have until it's gone".., maybe we should consider that, we don't know what we have until it's there.., as in the case of our volunteer fire department; the Kim- ball Area Fire & Rescue Department. The thankless efforts of the brave men and women, who stand guard, 24-7, for the assurance of our safety and goodwill, are at times, unin- tentionally overlooked. These are the friends and relatives who walk among and with us, who join us in our church worships, school func- tions, business ventures, and play- ground frolics. These are the peo- " - 0000'io-000000-KTm00a]l-Schooi" m Do you have y oun.g-.children approaching school age?00 m m' Be sure your f, rn,ly ,S included on the school district census:, The census assists the district with: - PieCe finout the f0rm below, cut it0ut, and either I Ages 0-4 count drop it off aty school otie or it to:i Contacting families regarding preschool screening :  : g00m00schoo00 : m ECFE funding . PX). Box 368, :a.  55353  i Adults in Household: I I I I I I Sex | Namesof Children in Household: I Address/Phone: Sex Birthdate: I I I I I I I I I I (1) 2003 International tanker - (fire department paid for 100 per- cent) (1) 2004 Ford with equipment truck body - (ran a capital campaign and funded entire truck) (1) 1996 Ford type 3 ambulance (being replaced this month with a 2013 Dodge type 3 ambulance body) (KFD paid $84,000; taxpayers paid $1o,ooo) (1) 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe - (KFD 100 percent paid for) (1) 1989 Dodge pickup with grass rig skid; DNR borrowed truck; KFD paid for skid and lights (1) 1985 Chevrolet pickup with grass rig skid - (KFD paid for 100 percent) (1) Small boat for water rescue - (KFD paid 100 percent). - (1) Kubota RTVwith grass rig skid - (KFD paid 100 percent) ,:The trucldJ ID h purchased on its own, rfiade possible by funds gener- ated by gambling dollars, fundraisers, donations from the community, and grant money. "I would rate our inven- tory, as a whole, as top-of-the-line; the only mediocre trucks we have would be our tWO pickups just because of the age," Gohmann said. The KFD ser- vices the city of Kimball, Maine Prairie Township, Kingston Township, and also a portion of Fairhaven Township. "When the need to purchase trucks or equipment arises, we decided what we need and, if we are able to fund it our- selves, we do that," said chief Gohm- ann. According to the chief, the Kim- ball Lions have been a big help to the department's efforts over the years, and many businesses have offered sig- nificant donations, i.e.A.M. Maus and Son, Gohmann's Foods, Arnold's of Kimball, Kuechle Underground, Fire- Trak, Arvig, Fairhaven Lions, Land O' Lakeg Oil, Knaus Sausage House, Har- vest Bank, Kim-Built, and numerous local residents. The biggest community fund- raiser for the fire department each year is the Palm Sunday pancake breakfast. This year's attendance was 1,249, proof positive that the department enjoys solid support beyond the city of IOmball's 766 resi- dents (as of 2011). In the past five years, the depart- ment has received two AFG Grants from the federal government, total- ing around $200,000, and it hasalso received smaller, miscellaneous grants, summing approximately $20,000. While the department obviously appreciates all of the gen- erous communities' support, it is I, the reporter, who reminds you that it is your continued generosity and support that will enable the bell to keep ringing!