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Top-notch 5 Exam format 27 Actress 6 Allow 28 Perlman 7 Youngster 30 Major French 8 Natural airport 9 Philippine 33 Layer knife Oil cartel 10 Particular34 Meadow 11 Stitches 36 Hourglass 16 Help 37 stuff crimil~ally 38 Lillian of 19 Tale weaver silents 20 Hebrew 39 Melody month 40 21 Zilch DOWN 22 German 42 1 Resistance philosopher 43 unit 23 "Zounds!" 44 2 Tiny 25 "Livin' La 3 Attractive -- Loca" 45 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. m m 10 11 II 27 28 II 44 45 Columbus' benefactor Aching. Think (over) Singer Sheryl Frightened, in dialect Carte Kitchen pest -- and crafts Actor LaBoeuf Acute A very long time Pooch Over (Pref) Mainlander's memento Listener On-line ticketing/ Cinema/ Details online at Mars Needs Morns (in 3D) PG hi.-Sat.: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:45 Sun.: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 Mon.-]hu.: 5:00, 7:00 Battle LA Po-z& Fri.-gat.: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 Sun.: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15 Mon.-3hu.: 5:00, 7:15 Flags (all & -2269 Bob HermannjB93-6782 - Fom oz3 fi .uI)I -- Compiled" by the Kimball Area Historical Society ? Early history Of Kimball Reprinted from the Tri-County Messenger dated Thursday, October 1, 1936, V.H.Mason, Editor Part XIV The year 1921 was marked by two outstanding events of com- munity interest. The Kimball Community Club was organized, with a membership more than 100; the club still functions and takes a leading part in all commu- nity affairs. The other event was the incor- poration of the Kimball Livestock and Sales Pavilion Association, more commonly known as the Fair Association. Thirty men of the village and adjoining territory took a $100 share each and prac- tically everyone donated labor for the grading or articles for the ben- efit auction sale that was held. An exhibit building was erected the same year and in 1925, the Legion Post added a dance pavilion. The grounds which include several acres, are used for all community events, baseball games and other recreational activities. In 1922, the Tri-County Oil Company was organized to deal in petroleum products, with some 150 local stockholders. This cor- poration operated eight years, and the last year of operation sold in excess of 3 million gallons of gas- oline through its four bulk plants. The company sold out to the Cities Service Oil Company in 1930, for in excess of $50,000. Harry E. Keene came to Kim- ball in 1922, and has been the successful manager of the Farm- ers Co-operative Equity Elevator since that time. While Mr. Keene was mayor in December 1927, a preliminary survey was made in connection with a proposed waterworks system. In 1930, Trunk Highway No. 55 was constructed from South Haven to the Meeker County line west of Kimball. The highway as construdcted laid just around the platted portion of the village on the north. The Community Club sent a committee to St. Paul, which was joined by County Com- missioner Chas. Weber to inter- view Commissioner Babcock in an effort to secure a rounting through the village. Mr. Babcock said that such an arrangement would slow down through traffic and failed to yield to their demand. How- ever, he appropriated $5,000 for a cutuff through the village which was constructed after the village purchased the right-of-way from the west edge of the village to con- nect with the highway one-half mile west. The entire stretch was treated with tar and new curbs and gutters were installed where nec- essary. This road was of great ben- efit to the village and was greatly appreciated by the residents. In 1935, a waterworks sys- tem was built at a cost of about $25,000. It was constructed under a PWA grant of about 35 percent. This improvement filled a long- felt need in the village and made it possible for the village to advance from Class nine to Class eight for fire insurance rate classification. The bond issue necessitated by the system matures over a long period of years and it is felt that the revenue from the operation of the plant will eventually carry the fixed charges in connection there- with. At present, there are nearly 60 connections to the system. In 1936, after the consolidation of the Mount Hope School District with the village District No. 80, a special election was held to deter- mine the advisability of building a new addition to the school. A bond issue in the amount of $25,000 was voted, and this in addition to a federal grant and some floating indebtedness was used to build the recently completed addition to the school which includes eighl classrooms and a much-needed gymnasium-auditorium with seating capacity of about 600. A dedication ceremony in connec- tion with the new school will be held in the near future. Thus, we find ourselves up to the present time (1936). The infor- mation contained in this sketch is as accurate as the writer was able to obtain it from records and the word of residents past and present. There are no doubt errors of omis- sion and commission and for such, we askyour forebearance, trustin that you may enjoy reading this as much as we have assembling it. Our apologies. It has come to our attention that the short stories written by Elizabeth Cooper Mike are far more fiction than histo and that some, were potentiall hurtful to people who are no longer here to defend themselves. We will no longer be running her stories in the History Matters column. Travel back in time and visit out booth Saturday, March 26, at Kim- ball's Business and Communit Expo. Dozens of exhibits, prizes, samples, entertainment, and it's free. Other important dates: Sat- urday/April 16 - Historical Soci- ety Board of Directors' meeting at Kimball City Hall 10 a.m. Tuesda April 26 - "Sweetness from Mothei Nature" featured at historical soci- ety event at Kimball City Halli watch for future details here. It's not too late to renew yout historical society membership. Tax-deductible dues have nevel increased: individuals are $10, fam- flies are $15, businesses are $25. The Kimball Area Historical Society can be reached at P.O. 100, Kimball MN 55353, or phone (320) 398-5250, or e-mail . 28th Annual Stearns County Pheasants Forever Banquet The Stearns County Pheas- can be won through raffle tickets, outdoor recreation system andare ant Forever Chapter knows howgames, silent auction and the live established tp protect those lands important their annual banquet auction. Prizes include guns, wild- and waters that have a high poten- is to accomplishing their goal life prints and much more! tial for wildlife production, public for increased wildlife habi- ,r hunting, trapping, fishing, and tat. This year's banquet will other compatible recreational be Saturday, March 12, at the uses. The Stearns Chapter is Gorecki Center in St. Joseph. also very involved with youth The doors will open at 5:30 outdoor education, habitat Rango po Fri.-Sat.: 12:00, 2:15, 4:3016:45, 9:00 Sun.: 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 Mon.-~fhu.: 4:30, 6:45 Hall Pass Fri.-Sat.: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Sun.: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15 Mon.-3hu.: 5:15, 7:15 ) The King s Speech R Fri.-Sun.: 12:15, 4:45 Mon.-Jhu.: 4:45 JustGo With lt PG-I~ Fri.-Sat.: 2:30, 7:00, 9:15 Sun.: 2:30, 7:00 Mon.-qhu.: 7:00 Daily Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 ] p.m. for the traditional "Crow-8T,~.N4 ~]i~~ servation program prom,, ot]on. R t4 b be- I"~ ing Hour," with dinner and N ~ 'it restoration and Farm Bill con- ~ ~ ~ prizes starting at 7:30 p.m. To ~j, Denn summarizes If you get your tickets go to www. are interested in protect- stearnspforg, and click on' Get ing, restoring, and enhanc- Your Tickets Now. Cost is $55 ing wildlife habitat in Stearns which includes a one-year County, we hope to see you at membership to Pheasants For- our Pheasant Forever annual ever and dinner. Bring a guest banquet." Additional infor- for only an additional $35 or mation for the Stearns County You can now order a Ringneck membership for only Since 1983, the Stearns County Pheasants Forever Chapter ban- rubber stamps,. $20. Walk-ins are also welcome! Chapter has raised more than quet is available on the web at Last year approximately 350 out- $2.7 Million for conservation and www.stearnspforg or on our Face- seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball 13201 door enthusiasts attended the annual banquet. "Guns are back again this year", says Chris Denn, SCPF President. Banquet attendees will have the opportunity to win more than 20 guns during the banquet. "The banquet is a fun way to spend an evening, sharing hunting stories, eating an excellent meal, raising money for local conservation and maybe even win a gun." The ban- quet offers many other prizes that wildlife habitat projects. Denn says "one of the great things about the Pheasants Forever organi- zation is that the money raised locally is used for local conserva- tion projects." The Stearns Chap- ter has used many of these locally raised funds to leverage state and federal funds to help puP- chase 30 Wildlife Management Areas, encompassing over 3,500 acres. Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are part of Minnesota's book page. Pheasants Forever is a non- profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhance- ment of pheasant and other wild- life populations in North Amer- ica through habitat" improvement, land management, public aware- ness, and education. The Stea- rns County Chapter is one of more than 600 local chapters complet- ing more than 25,000 projects annually.