After 34 years of dedicated service, Doris Schmieg of Victoria is retiring from KleinBank.  Doris has worked for the Bank as a Teller, Loan Processor, and Personal Banker.  For 34 years, Doris has shown that she genuinely cares for her customers, co-workers, and the Victoria community.  Her dedication to our organization and customers will be greatly missed.

         Doris stated, "It is hard to believe that after 34 years at KleinBank, I will be saying goodbye.  I have met so many wonderful people over the years, both customers and employees, that I now call friends.  It is now time for the next chapter in my life. I will miss you all."

         A retirement open house will beheld on Tuesday, April 11th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at KleinBank in Victoria.  All family, friends, and co-workers are welcome to attend.

         Jamie Golden — KleinBank Communications



         Katharine Eksuzian of Victoria will have a ceramic piece on view at the Red Wing Arts Association Depot Gallery through May 7th.  The new juried art exhibition is called "Greenery" and will have 32 pieces on display ranging from an animated video to paintings and photographs to mixed media sculpture selected  from more than 120 entries and 50 artists. 

         "Greenery" explores the themes of new beginnings, vitality, or the color green.  Katharine's ceramic piece is entitled "Emerged Cicada."  Artworks will be available for purchase through the run of the show.

         This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

         Anne Ulseth — Red Wing, Minnesota


3RD PLACE AT STATE.  Chanhassen 4 Blue took 3rd place at the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) State Tournament at  the Osseo High School on March 11th/12th, defeating Blaine 28-15, Osseo-Maple Grove 44-40, Brainerd 36-26, and Osseo-Maple Grove again 52-43.  Front (kneeling, l-r):  Riley Johnson, Andrew Ballou (Victoria), Tyler Jahraus, Guggemos.  Standing:  Noah Slinde, Alex Poncin (Victoria), John Schmidt (Victoria), Carter Carstens (Victoria),  Mikan Pelowski, Nevin Poppy (Victoria).  Back: Coach Nate Pelowski, Coach Jason Schmidt (Victoria), Coach Max Jahraus.

         Susan Schmidt — Victoria, Minnesota


FOURTH PLACE AT STATE.  Congratulations to the Chanhassen Storm 7th Grade Girls Gold Travel team for taking 4th Place at the 2017 Grade State Basketball Tournament.  The girls defeated Fairmont, Irondale, Anoka, and East Duluth and fell just short against Jordan and Albany, finishing in 4th place.  The tournament was held at Jefferson High School in Bloomington on March 4th and 5th.

         The team also took home 3rd Place at the Farmington Girls Tiger Classic on February 11th and 12th.  Way to go, players and coaches!  Congratulations on a fun season.

         The team (l-r):  Coach Doug Leatherman (Carver), McKenna Rothstein (Victoria), Elena Giles (Chanhassen), Brooke Berg (Chanhassen), Ella Kurzhal (Victoria), Emma Smith (Carver), Coach Andy Poncin (Victoria), Nora Leatherman (Carver), Katelynn Poncin (Victoria), Ellie Rathbun (Chanhassen), Drew Sustacek (Carver), Coach Tim Kurzhal (Victoria).  Missing:  Natasha Gauerke (Chanhassen).

         Meredith Kurzhal — Victoria, Minnesota


3RD PLACE AT CHANHASSEN.  The Chanhassen Storm Boys 5th Grade 5B3 team took 3rd place in the 2017 Community League Tournament held on March 18th at Chanhassen High School.  After losing by two points to Chaska 5B1, the boys came back and beat Chanhassen 5B2 and Chaska 5B2 to take 3rd place. Congratulations to a great group of boys and coaches.

         Front (l-r): Coach David Ziembiec (Victoria), Timmy Kurzhal (Victoria), Bryce Schmidt (Chanhassen), Adam McGinn (Chanhassen), Colden Melton Hanily (Victoria), Coach Rich Schmidt (Chanhassen).  Middle:  Evan Murray (Carver), Tyler Burton (Chanhassen), Henry Brown (Chanhassen), Simon Ziembiec (Victoria).  Top: Will Leatham (Chanhassen).

         Meredith Kurzhal — Victoria, Minnesota


3RD PLACE AT WACONIA.  Chanhassen Chaska PeeWee B2 Purple started out the 14th seed out of 15 and went on to take home the 3rd Place Trophy in District 6 at Waconia in late February, early March.  They played ten games in 12 nights and displayed extraordinary perseverance.  They played teams from Prior Lake, Burnsville, Waconia, Shakopee, Edina, and Minnetonka.

         Front (l-r): Tyler Hanson (Victoria), Grant Peltier (Victoria).  Kneeling: Tate Miller (Waconia), Andrew Lund (Chaska), Cam Martin (Waconia), Cade Reding (Chanhassen).  Standing  (boys): Joey Schmidt (Victoria), Luke Christopherson (Chaska), Justin Owens (Victoria), Zach Palmquist (Chanhassen), John Wallace (Chaska), Evan Flynn (Victoria), Connor Selken (Cologne). Back: Coach Sean Flynn (Victoria), Coach Tom Owens (Victoria), Coach Dustin Christopherson (Chaska), Coach Jeff Peltier (Victoria), Coach Scott Selken (Cologne).

         Jennifer Palmquist — Chanhassen, Minnesota


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