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Thursday, June 30, 2011 .00t11100 00_ll00te pngo TriCoun News * Kimball, MN l, ,,,,,g,V,a,,m,l,,t,  ---v,,w.l..a.ii,   i%  %: !!!ziii.....= ? ...... -  - _ ............... 12 i ............................ _ News of our students Stout spring chancellor's list To receive the chancellor's award, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above. From Watkins: Michael Berg, BS Business Administration. Minnesota State Mankato spring dean's list From Kimball: Nicole Klein and Stephan Kurkosky. From South Haven: Kristina Nistler and Sarah Powell. From Watkins: Mollie Kramer. St. Cloud State University spring graduation list Commencement ceremonies ere Sunday, May 8 at Halenbeck Hall. From Kimball: Sarah Jansky, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Sci- ence, Nursing. From Watkins: Jayme Camp- bell, magna cure laude, Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies; Cheryl Downham, Master of Science, Counseling Psychology; Commu- nity Counseling; Bradley Holtz, Bachelor of Arts, Business Eco- nomics; Brett Smith, cure laude, Bachelor of Science, Management. University of Minnesota, Morris Spring Semester dean's list FromWatkins: Scott Babbitt. All Lanz awarded scholarship All Lanz of Kimball, has been awarded a $1,000 Minnesota Gro- cers Association Foundation Schol- arship. Ali's mother, Mary, has worked for Nash Finch Company in St. Cloud for more than 28 years. All will use the scholarship to continue her education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she studies anthropology. The Minnesota Grocers Associ- ation Foundation awarded $25,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Minne- sota Grocers Association member companies. The Foundation Schol- arship program serves to aid stu- dents who are related to Minneso- ta's retail food industry by support- ing their educational growth. Using funds raised from an annual golf event and silent auc- tion, the Minnesota Grocers Asso- ciation Foundation is able to award scholarships and commu- nity grants. This year, the Founda- tion received 671 applications from 121 companies. The 25 scholar- ships awarded represent the larg- est number ever. Despite economic conditions, this shows that Minne- sota's food retail industry believes strongly in education. Scholarships are awarded by an impartial committee of educators and based on community involve- ment and academic achievements. Jurgens selected for advanced placement reading program Stacy Jurgens was selected to participate in the annual Reading and Scoring of the College Board's Advanced Placement Examinations this June in calculus. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) gives more than 1.8 million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful stu- dents can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college. This year, more than 3.2 mil- lion examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by more than 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Rep- resenting many of the finest aca- demic institutions in the world, AP Readers are made up of profes- sional educators from the United States, Canada and abroad. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is fostered and strongly encour- aged. "The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teach- ers and professors that the world has to offer," said Trevor Packer, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board. "It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Stacy Jur- gens. Book sale in Annandale July 2 The Annandale Friends of the Library are hosting the annual book sale at city hall 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Paper- backs, hardcover, video, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, records, and col- lectible books are available. Come early for the best selection. For more information, contact the Annandale Public Library, (320) 274-8448. Ladies' Night Thursdays at KAHS Gym This is an invitation to "Ladies Night at the Gym." Open gym for girls' basketball, grades K-12, and alumni, will be held from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in June and July, at the Kimball Area High School. Coach Jeremy Kuechle will be coordinating and supervising, and there will be no charge. We'll work on dribbling, shooting, pick- up games, skills demonstrations, and advice. Let's play some bas- ketball! Any questions can be directed to Jeremy Kuechle at jeremy, or cell phone (320) 293-0458. Valley Victors 4-H Club I I I | Exuires 7-30-11 I Good only at: 24086 8tare Hwy 15 (just N. of Luxemburg on Hwy 15) 320-25t-4533 The last 4-H meeting was at the Gathje's home Monday, June 13. The meeting was called to order by Joe Gathje. The roll call was "What's your favorite summer activity?" We talked about shifts at the Meeker County fair food stand, and many other details about the fair. We also had a conversation about our club tour to Schlangen's Custom Cabi- nets, where our next meeting will be held. We went over who would help or be in charge of the kiddie parade and the pet show duringVal- ley Daze, and they both went over successfully. The club also recently made a food shelf garden. The club is going to donate the veggies and fi-uits we get from it to the food shelf. Valley Victors are also work- ing on our yearly scrapbook. At this meeting we decorated garbage bar- rels and our banner for the fair. We had a ton of fun at our last meeting and are excited for our next one. St. John's wins 2011 State Envirothon ning team at the state event, St John's Preparatory School earned the right to represent Minnesota in the North American Canon Envi- rothon, which will be held July 24-29 at Mount Allison University in Sack- ville, New Brunswick, Canada. The second place team at the state level was Lac qui Parle Valley High School, and the third place team was Hopkins High School. The 2011 Minnesota State Envi- rothon is sponsored by the Minne- sota Association of Soil & Water Con- servation Districts, Canon, Great River Energy, Soil and Water Con- servation Society, Minnesota Ero- sion Control Association, Minnesota Trappers Association, the Minnesota Association of Conservation District Employees, Otter Tail Power Com- pan and Land O' Lakes Oil and Pro- pane. The State Envirothon is also supported by SWCD employees and federal and state agency staffwho vol- unteer at this event. St. John's Preparatory School won first place at the 2011 Minnesota State Envirothon, an annual environmen- tal learning competition for high school students, held May 16 at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. About 175 stu- dents in grades 9-12 competed on 35 teams from 24 schools throughout Minnesota. The teams compete by visit- ing five learning stations and tak- ing an exam at each station. Four of the stations are the same each year: forestry, soils, water quality, and wildlife. The fifth station is a current events topic. This year's topic was "Fresh & Salt Water Estu- aries." Teams also made a brief oral presentation on this topic before a panel of three judges. The teams participating at the state competition finished in the top three at one of 10 regional Envi- rothon competitions. Regional competitions are organized by the Minnesota's Soil and Water Con- servation Districts. As the win- Kimball senior D00tl00ltq July 4-8 Monday-Happy 4th of July, dining site closed. Tuesday-Euchre: BBQ riblet, O'Brien potatoes, peas and car- rots, wheat bread, peaches. Wednesday-Pie Day: Chicken marinara, egg noodles, crunchy romaine salad, green and wax beans, apple pie. Thursday: Hamburger on a bun, baked beans, marinated cucumbers, snickerdoodle cookie. Friday-Bingo: Chicken breast in sour cream sauce, whipped potatoes w/gravy, broccoli Nor- mandy, wheat bread, crunch bar. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- MR sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211, ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Partially funded under contracl with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Olde Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St. Cloud. RiverSong Music Festival accepting applications RiverSong is a music festival in Hutchinson that features folk, bluegrass, blues, and Americana music. RiverSong will be celebrat- ing its third year July 29-30. As part of the 2011 RiverSong Festival, we are excited to announce that there will be a Food Fair and specialty vendor area along with all of the great music during the weekend. Vendor Applications for the 2011 festival are now available. Appli- cations can be obtained from the RiverSong website www.riversong Applications must be received by July 9. About RiverSong Music Festival RiverSong is a non-profit orga- nization comprised of volunteers from Hutchinson and surround- ing areas. The organization was formed in 2007 and is currently operating as part of the Hutchin- son Center for the Arts organiza- tion. Ball St. John's Prep team won the State Envirothon. Left to right are Mary Ellenbecker Johnson, Clare Culligan, Claire Arnold, Hannah Friedrich, Rebecca Hare, Made- line Franz. Submitted photo. Coordinators for the 2011 Min- nesota event were Felicia Brock- off, Carver Soil & Water Conser- vation District and Judy Johnston, Stevens Soil & Water Conservation District. For more information, go to, or Garage i,l, Tim Ellis, Owner HRS: Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: 0-Noon I North of Hwy. 55 on Hwy. 15 in Kmball 0) 398-22001