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The Back-up Plan PG-13 Fri.: 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30 Sat.: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30 Sun.: 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 Mon.-]hu.: 5:20, 7:30 The Last Song pe Fri.: 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 Sat.: 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 Sun.: 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 Mon.-Jhu.: 4:30, 6:45 Kick Ass R Fri.: 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:.30 Sat.: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 Sun.: 12:30, 2:45, 3:(X), 7:15 Mon.-Tnu.: 5:00, 7:15 How to Train Your Dragon po Fri.: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sat.: t:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun.: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:O0 Mon/ihu.: 5:00, 7:00 Date Night pe-z3 Fri.: 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10 Sat.: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10 Sun.: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10 Mon.-u.: :10, 7:10 Daily Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 ( GREAT RIVER REGIOMAL I00IBRARY Kimball Public Library Hbrary Hours Monday 3-6 Wednesday 10-1 3-6 Thursday 1 O- 1 3-8 Saturday 9-12 -; Main Street Norfl. Kimball, MN 55353 320-398-3915 King Crossword - Last week's answers Solution time: 21 mins. l:'ags (all kil 00dtl] & ili: i 00]ohnson :L' .J; m] 398-6782 i-2269 Bob Hermann/fi93-6782 Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society  Of Fame and Heroes ( 2010. Duane D. Stanley) It is a special week. Well, it cer- tainly was 235 years ago. On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. You are not unusual if you can, from memory, add the words of the couplet that precedes these lines from the epic poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Now listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. So it was, eighty-five years after the historic event itself, that the Harvard professor of French and Spanish elevated a true - but not necessarily unique - patriot to such fame that even today his rec- ognition as a hero of the American Revolution is probably second only to the "Father of our Country." When my wife and I visited the Granary Burying Ground just off Boston Common. I was struck by the fame bestowed upon this patriot by the professor. The mid- night rider has two grave stones. The original, a dark slate a cou- ple inches thick, now chipped around the edges, stands no more than 18 inches high. It reads sim- ply, "Revere's tomb." The second, raised to Revere's memory after Longfellow recreated the patriot for a new generation, is a consid- erably more distinguished square column, about three feet high, with dates of birth and death. At the time of his death, Revere was renowned more to his con- - temporaries for his bell foundry and skilled silversmithing than for his daring ride. His faithful, but not particularly distinguished, military career throughout the Revolutionary War was soon for- gotten as the new nation turned its attention toward building a future to match their dreams. Be clear on this: I am not imply- ing that Revere was not a patriot hero: he most certainly was. But in the years following American independence, the Bostonians had many hei'oes of this remarkable period in our nation's history. The famous Freedom Trail from Bos- ton Common to the HSS Consti- tution and Bunker Hill has thou- sands of reminders of every kind All-City Garage Sale The Kimball All-City Garage .Sale, sponsored by the Kim- ball Area Chamber of Com- merce, is set for Saturday, May 15, Sign up now through May 7, at Images by Marguerite or the State Bank of Kimball. There will be an $8 registration fee to help cover adver- tising costs. The event willbe adver- tised in the Tri-Cunty News, St. Cloud Times, and three other local papers. Fliers will be posted in neighboring communities and maps will be avail- able the day of the sale. The Kimball Elementary School parking lot will be available for out-of-town residents, but you must provide your own tables. - Statues, plaques, historic arti- facts, restored buildings. There are, quite literally, heroes around every corner. Revere was indeed a patriot and a hero. But he would have been forgotten, as many thousands of others were, had Longfellow not turned a literary spotlight on his service, and bent history a bit to create a legend. Revere's history was a story similar to many of his neighbors, all early immigrants to the new world. He was the son of Appolos Revoire, non-conforming Hugue- not who escaped religious perse- cution in Catholic France by com- ing to America to begin a new life with new dreams. He changed his name to mark that new beginning, becoming the Senior Paul Revere. As the younger Paul grew to manhood, he shared dreams with other sons of liberty, dreaming of what could be. Those dreams led him along the path of separation from the shackles of British con- trol. He was one of the early revo- lutionaries, but he was only one of them. He worked with others to sur- reptitiously observe movements of British soldiers around Bos- ton, reporting their observations to local patriot leaders. He was one of the patriot "express rid- ers," couriers carrying informa- tion from Boston's Committee of Correspondence and the Massa- chusetts Committee of Safety to the Continental Congress in Phil- adelphia. Similarly, he carried word of the Boston Tea Party to New York and Philadelphia. And that April night of '75, on request of Dr. Joseph Warren, the 41-year- old silversmith willingly provided his services. Longfellow has done us a ser- vice. giving us a great hero to inspire us, and we will celebrate him. If Longfellow has also done us a disservice, it has been to turn such a bright spotlight on Revere at the expense of other true heroes who surrounded him every day. Christopher Bing, in his illus- trated version of the poem, reminds the reader that the famous poet "took liberties with history. Writing on the eve of the Ameri- can Civil War. he was consciously creating an American myth and felt free to bend and mold facts to shape a patriotic legend." He urges the reader to discern "where the paths of history and Longfellow's interpretation ... converge and diverge." If your knowledge of that mid- night ride comes only from Long- fellow, it is time to look afresh at that fateful day and year. For starters, the signals from the Old North Church - "one if by land and two if by sea" - were from Revere, not to him. Revere had the signals sent lest he be Captured on his way across the Charles River, a crossing that was prohibited at that time of night. In two weeks, we will do a little more fact-checking as we consider more about fame and heroism. Editor's note: We will con- tinue the early history of Kimball as taken from the 1936 Tri-County Messenger in four weeks. Welcome back to our mem- ber-writer Duane Stanley with a story that's a special one to fit the season. Your stories are appreci- ated, Perhapsyou have a story that we could feature here. too. Let us know. Mark your calendars: April 27, the 1856 (and following years) grasshopper plague is the unique feature and first time in Kimball, as we welcome back pioneer-fam- ily member Duane Stanley to pres- ent this unforgettable true story that devastated meadows, pas- tures, cattle, clothing, and build- ings, leaving a trail of eggs to be hatched the next years. You can't help but marvel at how these pests were stopped by 1877 in their tracks, so plan on spending an eve- ning in Kimball's Historic City Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, includ- ing refreshments and social. All are welcome. No charge. With spring cleaning time just around the corner, remember that history can be found in many forms. If you have old obituary cards, memorial folders, prayer cards from a funeral home that you are disposing of, please don't throw them away. Donate them and anything else you Could add to historical collections we save. And the 2010 Expo winners are: Alice Luebke - pewter tray; Laura Hanson - Maine Prairie Booklet; Lee Hoskins - Centennial map; Doug Kersten - keepsake cups; Ronda Sommers - keepsake trivet: Diana Lang- keepsake note cards; Marilyn Sterling - membership. Congratulations to you all. Ongoing dedication and hard work is needed in preserving the Kimball City Hall and restor- ing history for all to enjoy. To donate, renew or join our mem- bership, have any questions  we can help with. contact the Kim- ball Area Historical Society, Box 100, Kimball MN 55353, or call (320) 398-4743, 398-5250 or e-mail <cnewman>. ttttt tt The first taste of spring is always the sweetest