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Comm00ity 00ws'00u,00u, Page 7 Hilltop continues fulfilling dreams for residents Tidbits for February Hilltop Health Care Center in It is the third and for the third a friend would say, attended Bed- Watkins continues to work on fui- time this winter, the driveway side Assembly with Pastor Pillow filling residents' dreams. Several had to be plowed. Last winter it and Sister Sheets. residents had a dream to go on a had to be plowed only four times. Weather closing informa- horse and sleigh ride. In cooper- That was nothing compared to tion: Up until about six years ago, ation with Wind River Percherons, the one before that (remember seniors knew if Kimball schools operated by Erv & Doreen Brugger, 2010-20117). The driveway needed closed, or if Maple Lake Schools located in rural Kimball area, plowing only 23 times that winter, closed (our food comes from the residents' dreams were ful- filled. Residents Bernice Kuechle I certainly hope this one won't top Maple Lake), our dining site was and Loretta Brutger enjoyed their that. closed. That is no longer the pol- l had good intentions at the icy. Now, the dining sites are to do Hilltop Health Care Center residents Bernice Kuechle and Loretta dream outing, along with another beginning of the month. The plan everything possible to be open. Brutger enjoy a horse-drawn sleighride as their dream fulfillment, resident and staff on March 3rd. was to write Tidbits as the month Your best bet is to call the kitchen Submitted photo. Submitted photo. Bernice stated "i wish myhusband went by. Obviously that did not at St. Anne's after 10:30 a.m. to see ' was alive to be with me, he loved his work horses and harnesses." happen. Now, my memory is about ifanybodyisthere. as short as the month was. Hating to heat the oven to Loretta also reminisced about Easter dinner will be served at bake a couple of servings of food, working with horses years ago. the site on Tuesday, March 26. A . a piece of fish and sweet-potato phone call to 398-2211, ext. 13, by fries, I recalled how nice'warm- Wednesday, March 26, will guar- ing up pizza worked in a frying antee a dinner for you. Estimating pan. Obviously I could fry the fish how many holiday meals to order but would the fries turn out as well is the most difficult. Yes, I order a in the fry pan? I decided to give few meals more than the number it a whirl. I just sprayed the pan, of reservations received, started the fish, and then put the In regards to the "do I or don't fries in the same pan. The result I" need to pre-register, it would be was nice crisp fries and only one appreciated and helpful when sev- pan to wash, the fish was good, Wind River Percherens, operated by Erv and Dereen Brugger in rural eral of you are planning to come too. Kimball, provided the horse and sleigh to give Hilltop Health Care together, if one of you could let The site will be closed on Good Center residents the thrill of a sleighride, bringing back memories for me know the day before. It is not Friday, and open on Easter Mon- them, and fulfilling their dreams. Submitted photos, a problem if you call in the morn- day. ' ngtocec aeenou for oo ortout If you ve Civil War est: you. I feel bad when I have to turn coldhands, it means that you have This week 150 years ago a senior away. a warm heart; does that mean if Sunday, Feb. 10, brought mix- you have warm hands, that you Major Highlights for the Week exploding in the river. Confeder- tures of rain, sleet, and snow. have a cold heart? Wednesday, March 11, 1863 ate batteries were deadly accu- About eight inches of snow blan- 'Til next time, Federal gunboats and troops rate and for a time threatened to MINNESOTA keted the area before it quit. That RosaleaHoeft moved through the tangle of bay- destroy the entire flotilla. Mean- kept me home from church so I, as Satellite Site Coordinator ous and overgrown waterways while, Major General Nathaniel from Vazoo Pass off of the Mis- Banks's troops carried out demon- 1861 CIVIL WAR 1865 sisslppi River to the Yalobusha strations on the land side at Port River, 90 miles from Vicksburg, Hudson. 3rdMinnesotaVolunteerInfan- www tneountynews MN Miss. Confederate Major General Sunday, March 15, 1863 try - On duty at Fort Heiman, Ky., W.W. Luring was sent to construct In San Francisco, Calif., author- until June 2, 1863. Fort PembertonnearGreenwood, ities seized the schooner J.M. 4thMinnesotaVolunteerInfan- Miss. The fort, built of earth and Chapman, about to depart with 20 try- Expedition to Yazoo Pass via cotton bales on flooded ground, alleged secessionists and six Dahl- Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass, Coldwa- iv " successfully repelled the first of gren guns. In Wilmington, N.C., ter and Tallahatchie Rivers until ._| i! several attacks by Union gunboats the British Britannia success- April 8, 1863. :::. ............ seeking passage, fully ran the blockade. All along 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infan-  r ' - Colonel William Woods Aver- the coasts this spring, intercep- try - On duty at Duckport, La., , .,r,o. You can make a difference in someone's life! ell as successfully confirmed as tion of blockade-runners had been untilApril 1, 1863. Seeking volunteers to assist older adults and people m abrigadiergeneralbytheU.S. Sen- increasing. 6th Minnesota Volunteer with disabilities, in the Kimball community, with ate. President Abraham Lincoln Monday, March 16, 1863 Infantry- On garrison dutyat Fort had to nominate him three times While the Yazoo Pass expedi- Shelling, Glencoe, Forest City and local transportation and some simple home tasks. before the Senate approved the tion was ending at Fort Pember- Kingston untilApri11863. measure, ton on the Yalobusha River north 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infan-  Schedule is flexible & mileage reimbursement is available. In Baltimore, Md., a Federal of Vicksburg, Miss., Major General try- On garrison duty in Mankato Please call today: 1-800-549-5855 or 320-685-3693 commander prohibited the sale of Ulysses Grant launched another and other points in Minnesota pictures of Confederate generals assault against the cityvia Steele's until June 1863. and statesmen. Bayou. The plan was to move 8th Minnesota Volunteer ,o[A Let wle tlke the se$s out Thursday, March 12, 1863 through some 200 miles of tor- Infantry- On frontier duty at var- . The Federal force under Briga- tuous, twisting bayous from the ious points in Minnesota: Anoka, " \\; A--:O Itax pTgparaoll/OT OU l dier General Gordon Granger that Yazoo River to Steele's Bayou, and Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, ;rv/l/':, Film 8 had been operating around the then behind the fortress. Eleven Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Rip- !l t Business Consulting Duck River in Tennessee returned, vessels were supported by Major Icy; Sauk Center, Pomme de Terre, 'i : D * Individual, Corporate, to Franklin, Tenn., after several General William T. Sherman's Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie Partnership  Farm s00irmishes infantry 00on00o00e00atos, read00 for unti00Ma00X006, Friday, March 13, 1863 such an effort, obstructed the nar- 9th MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- WordenTax Inc. Federal gunboats and troops row waterways even more than try - On garrison duty in various IIIIllip, Shawn L. Warden, CPA renewed their bombardment at nature already had, making the frontier Minnesota communities I (320) 693-7359or Fort Pemberton on the Yalobusha progress laborious and slow. until June 1863. . wordentax@1040.corn River near Greenwood, Miss.After Tuesday, March 17, 1863 10th Minnesota Volunteer ....................................................... aharddyoffighting, the fort con- Federal cavalry under Briga- Infantry- Regiment on detached 716 SlllLEV AVENIJIS NORTH, ][,ITCHIqILID tinued to stand between them and dier General William Woods Aver- service for garrison duty at vari- Vicksburg. ell, ordered to operate against ousoutpostsinfrontierMinnesota Ge lllll An explosion at the Confeder- Confederates around Culpeper, until June 1863. ate Ordnance Laboratory in Rich- Va., crossed the Rappahannock 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- mond, Va., killed or wounded River at Kelly's Ford and were airy "Mounted Rangers"-Orga- Tim Ellis, Owner 69 people including 62 women. A Strongly engaged by Confederates nized at St. Cloud, St. Peter and friction primer ignited acciden- who rushed up to halt the Federal Fort Snelling for frontier duty tally, troops. In the bush-covered coun- against Indians until June 1863. Saturday, March 14, 1863 try and on the Wheatley Farm, Brackett's Battalion of Min- During the night, Admi- a small but hard-fought contest nesota Cavalry - On duty at ral David Farragut in his flag- resulted in Averell's withdrawal Fort Donelson, Tenn., until ship U.S.S. Hartford led his Union late into the afternoon. Casualties June 5, 1863. squadron up the Mississippi River, were 78 for the Federals and 133 1st Minnesota Light Artillery and past the batteries at Port Hud- for the Confederates. Battery - On duty at Lake Provi- son, La. Hartford and the U.S.S. Where Minnesota Regiments deuce, La., untilApri122, 1863. Albatross succeeded in getting were March 11-17, 1863 2nd Independent Battery, Min- through, but the U.S.S. Monon- lst Minnesota Volunteer Infan- nesota Light Artillery - On duty gahela and U.S.S. Richmond were try- In camp near Falmouth, Va., at Murfreesboro Tenn., until i: damaged and had to drop back. untilApri11863. June4 1863. ' ........ :i! " The U.S.S. Mississippi ran aground 2nd Minnesota Volunteer 2rid United States Sharpshoot- and was under severe fire. Shewas Infantry- On duty at Chapel Hill, ers, Company A - In camp at Fal- HRS" Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: 0-Noon ablaze and abandoned, soon Tenn., until June 4, 1863. mouth, Va., until April 27, 1863. Nolh of Hwy. 55 on Hwy. 15 in Kimball * 0) 398-2200 set