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Inc. Ham Bingo in Watkins The St. Amhony's Social Con- cerns Committee is again inviting you to a "Sloppy Joe Dinner" which will be starting at 6 p.m., and a "Ham Bingo" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the St. Anthony's Church Social Hall (school cafeteria) in Watkins. Bingo cards can be purchased for $4 per card. Each card is good for 10 games of Ham Bingo, 10 games for $10 cash prizes and a Blackout Game for $40 cash prize. Donated prizes are from some of our local merchams. There will be candy, popcorn, and beverages for sale also. You are invited to bring a donated item for the food shelf. Everyone is invited for a fun evening. -- King Crossword -- Last week's answers Solution time: 21 mins. -5 t.ON BOE ||| CHA HON ABO ||| F t_ E CE L CA L- 00Com00i,edlZt0b00 t,er0000imba,,0000[tterZ00rea Historica, Socie w Early history of Kimball is filled with items of interest Reprinted from the Tri-County Messenger dated Thursday, October 1, 1936. V. H. Mason, Editor Part I Records of Stearns County dis- close that the land upon which the original townsite of Kimball was platted was transferred from the government by patent. That part lying south of a line from the Methodist parsonage to a point in from of the Mrs. S. L Phillips, Sr., residence, was transferred to Henry P. Welsh on April 10, 1861 and that part lying north of such line being transferred to Nicholas B. Matthews July 20, 1869. After a few transfers, title passed to Mack ]. Kennedy, W.D. Washburn and Michael L. Patten, and they dedicated the plat of the townsite to the public April 4, 1887. Maine Prairie Township of which Kimball was a part, organized June 1860. Between the time of the arrival of the first settlers in 1856 and the founding of the village, the terri- tory immediately adjacent to the village was used as camp and battle grounds by many roving bands of Indians. An early history of Maine Prairie, by E.H. Atwood, tells us that a pitched battle between the Sioux and Chippewa tribes took place on the heights just north of Willow Creek, which would be the east portion of the village. Following the Civil War and prior to the coming of the rail- road, several homesteaders had settled in the immediate vicin- ity, some of whom were the Ken- nedys, Pattens, Metcalfs, Mielkes, Adolphs, Hoefts, and Loomans. In this connection, it may be well to state that of the various men who homesteaded land in this vicin- ity, Adolph Looman is the only one still living. He homesteaded what is now the August Hoeft farm, later purchasing and moving to the place where he now resides on the northwest edge of the village. Adolph filed on his homestead five days after becoming 21 years old in August, 1871. School District No. 80, the Kim- ball district, was organized in 1869 with the schoolhouse located one-half mile north of the village, being moved to Kimball in 1890, and after being replaced by a new school house 40 x 70, the following year, was sold and moved to where it now stands, owned and occu- pied by theDouglassDrug Store. Daylight saving begins March 14. Need an affordable great get- away? Travel back in time and visit our booth Saturday, March 27, at Kimball's seventh Kimball Busi- ness and Community Expo. Doz- ens of exhibits, prizes, samples, entertainment and more. For our 10th birthday, we're giv- ing presents, not getting them. We look forward to sharing another page in history with you between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Of all the things you might forget in March, don't let the March 27 Expo be one of them. Best of all, it's free. Mark your cal- endar. The interest in the Kimball area's past has never been greater than it is today, which makes it a particular honor to be sharing Kimball's rich history during this time. Visit the Kimball Area His- torical Society booth during the March 27th Expo. Remember these important dates: March 27 - Expo, at Kimball Area High School, south emrance. April 17 - Historical Society Board of Directors meeting 10 a.m. Triple R Grill & Bar. April 27 - Grasshopper Plague featured at Historical Society evem city hall. Why is it so important to con- nect people with their roots? It provides continuity in our lives. Welcome to all recent new mem- bers. Won't you consider joining our team, too? To submit your sto- ries and photos, renew or place membership, make tax-deductible donations in general or for the city hall restoration, please comact the Kimball Area Historical Soci- ety at Box 100, Kimball MN 55353, or by phone and e-mail (320) 398- 5250, or 398-5743, or <cnewman @meltel.net>. Make more memories at Kimbalr's 2010 Expo What do you see as you gaze out your window at this time of the year? Is your landscape white, maybe even dingy white, accented with a green conifer or two? How about putting some color and texture into that win- ter landscape? Now is an excellent time to do some planning and select- ing of trees and shrubs that will add color to your winter landscape. Well-placed evergreen trees and shrubs will certainly add interest and color year around, but for the sake of variety, let's consider some deciduous plants that will add color and texture to the winter landscape Trees and shrubs that hold their colorful fruit into the winter will add some pizzazz to that winter landscape. One of the best shrubs that provide red frnlt that persists through the winter is Amer- ican highbush cranberry (Viburnum tn'lobum). This very hardy shrub is available as a tall 10 to 12 foot shrub or as a cultivar called'Compactum' which matures at about six feet. Birds ignore the fruit until spring when it softens and ferments a bit, allowing the fruit to add bright red color to the landscape all winter. There are some great flowering crabapple cnltivars that not only pro- vide beautiful blooms in May, but also bear small colorful fruit that persists through most of the winter. When selecting a cultivar of flowering crabapples to plant, be sure to select one that has resistance to apple scab; that pesky foliage disease that causes the trees to lose their foliage in the summer. 'Prairieftre' is a cnltivar that has beautiful red flowers followed by deep maroon fruit that persists well into the winter. Adams', 'David', 'Donald Wyman' and 'Red Splendor' are cultivars hardy in zone 4 that also bear persistent red fruit and have shown resistance to apple scab. W'mterberry (flex verticillata) is a deciduous holly that bears clus- ters of bright red fruit into the fall and winter. A caveat with winter- berry is that you must plant shrubs of both sexes as the female fruiting plants need a male pollinator to pro- duce fruit. There are cnltivars that Let me take the stress out of tax preparation for you! Electronic Tax Filing Business Consulting Individual, Corporate, Partnership & Farm WordenTax Inc. Shawn L. Worden, CPA (320) 693-7359 or wordentax@1040.com 716 Stv Awu NORTh, L]TCHHLD range in height from three feet to ten feet. American mountain ash (Sorbus americana) or European mountain ash (Sorbus auicuparia), are trees that bear red-orange and orange fruit that remains on the tree into the fall and winter until eaten by birds. Bark is another consideration when selecting plants forwinter inter- est. Brightly colored bark will also stand out in the winter landscape. One of the shrubs with the most brightly colored red bark is redosier dogwood (Comus" stolonifera). This is a very hardy shrub and there are a number of cultivars selected for stem color and size. There are also some newer introductions such as 'Bud's Yellow' (Comus alba) that have bright yellow stems. The texture of bark will also add winter interest. The shiny, copper colored bark of Amur chokecherry (Prunus maackit3, a 25-30 feet tree, is beautiful and eye-catching. The smooth bark of this tree is very sus- ceptible to stmscald and will benefit from a little trunk protection during the winter. River birch (Betula nigra) with its exfoliating bark adds interest to the landscape year around, but the shaggy, peeling bark is especially eye- catching during the winter. These are just a few of the trees and shrubs that have characteris- tics that add color and interest to the winter landscape. There are also spe- cies that have interesting branch for- mations like in pagoda dogwood (Comus alternifolia) or seed heads that remain throughout the winter as in the hydrangeas, and many more. Spend a little time studying your landscape and find a place for one or more of these trees and shrubs that add color and interest to that drab winter landscape. After all, planting time is only a few months away!.