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e 4 Thursday, June 13, 2013 News * Crossword ACROSS 1 Player of old 45s 5 Small barrel 8 Rotate 12 Thing 13 Romano or Liotta 14 Choir voice 15 Wound cover 16 Incoming flights 18 Horror movie reaction 2O With uniformity 21 Boast 23 Big laugh 24 In hand CUffS, maybe 28 Tower city of Italy 31 Debt letters 32 Gin and - 34 Convent person 35 Give temporarily 37 Set up 39 Neighbor of Kan. 41 Architect Saarinen 42 Short coat 45 OPEC, for one 49 Over-bear ingly proud 51 Bamako's land -- mm 1 2 3 12 15 18 24 25 26 31 35 39 42 43 49 52 55 m B 22 41 5O 52 Warm and cozy 53 Hair salon application 54 "Woe is me!" 55 Enlivens, with "up" 56 Pigpen . 57 Period after Mardi Gras DOWN 1 Greet the villain 2 Need to scratch 3 "-- Factor" 4 Drink to excess 5 Indo-nesian volcano 6 Listening organ 29 7 Move in a 30 spiral 33 8 Prepare for a big purchase 36 9 Recent fad 10 "- have to do" 38 11 Inquisitive 40 17 Wall climber 42 19 Formerly,43 formerly 44 22 Literary 46 category 47 24 Have a bug 48 25 Fish eggs50 26 Second- place con- testant 27 Without 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. m mm 9 10 11 m 29 30 34 Ill 46 47 48 detouring Take to court Moreover Irene of "Fame" Clears the windshield, in a way Standard Plead Grate Sea eagle Tatters Story Verve Roster Butterfly catcher Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society /" ' " I Forest City Stockade: Recollections of the descendants of early settlers headed a little to the south. They spent the night in a grove of trees. The next morning, when the men saw the area by daylight, they were very impressed. Waylander, driv- ing a stake into the ground, said, "Here is where I am going to have my home." Lund then began to look around and walked a short distance south and came to a flat clearing. Lund decided, "Here I am going to cut trees and make my cabin." They had promised Win- quist they would also find a place for him close to theirs, so they walked around a small lake (later to become known as Lund Lake) and found another place which impressed them, which they staked for Winquist. All three of these places are in section 4 of Action Township. They are now owned [in 1975] by Alois Schmalz (the Lund farm), Donald Slinden (the Waylander farm) and Erwin Nass (the Winquist farm). The Civil War was in progress and the young settlers were being drafted into the National Guard. On Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862, these young men who were waiting to be called to the Guard had a meet- Text from The Meeker REA Pioneer, October 1975; reprinted in the Tri-County News Oct. 2, 2003. The following are incidents relating to those who were resi- dents of Meeker County during the late 1850s and the early 1860s, as told by their descendants, who have recalled various incidents and stories told by their relatives who took refuge in the (Forest City) Stockade at the time of the Sioux Indian Uprising in Meeker County. These are but a few of the sto- ries that might be told about the residents of that time. In 1856, three families came by oxen to settle in the north part of Acton township. The Peter J. Lund, Nels Waylander Sr., and John Win- quist families came to America from Sweden. They lived in Illi- nois for a few years before coming to Meeker County (in Minnesota). The previous year, 1855, Lund and Waylander left Illinois on foot and traveled north until they came to St. Anthony, Minnesota, (now Minneapolis) in search of land. They then decided to go west from Minneapolis and seek their new home. As they traveled, they ing in one of the homes in Swede did not see a white man until they Grove Township. It was when they came to Dassel. When they came were returning to their homes that to Lake Ripley, they met the land they met a group of Indians (it surveyor. This was as far as the is thought they were about 12 in surveying crews had come at that number). The white men noticed time. that the Indians were excited, and The surveyor told them that that all were carrying guns. The some white people had already white men remarked, "There must come through and were settling be something bothering the Indi- Baker homes in section 21, Acton Township. The farms are now owned [in 1975] by Mrs. George Paulson and Boyd Paulson. A mon- ument stands on the George Paul- son farm as a memorial to those five white people who were mas- sacred by the Indians that tragic Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862. Not since 2003 have you had opportunity to enjoy the rich his- tory of Forest City recollections of the earliest settlers. We believe you'll agree once you begin this unique series on their beginnings. Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m., Everybody loves a great story- teller. Dean Urdahl is one of those who wrote "Conspiracy: Who Really Killed Lincoln?" Discover a dark secret that could destroy the government if it is revealed. Come hear this gifted speaker. Bring your friends, family, neigh- bors. There is no charge, everyone is welcome. Refreshments will fol- low the program. The Kimball Area Historical Society began in 2000 and has never increased its membership dues. So feel free to join our friendly group as we feature fan- tastic events like the ones men- tioned here. Need more information? Contact us at PO Box 55, Kimball MN 55353, or phone (320) 398- 5250, or 398-5743, e-mail kimball- history@meltel.net; and don't for- get, we're on Facebook too! On-line ticketinE/ Quarry Cinema has ALL-DIGITAL picture Daily Matinees Hot Line (320)685-7111 The Internship southwest of there. The two men arts today, they seem very uneasy." ,~[Av ~~ ~ r then decided to head alittle to the One Indian in the group spoke northwest. They sighted three tall English and said they were going I~ S~alq~ ps trees which they used as a land- to the BigWoods to hunt. mark, and walked in that direc- These white men later heard tion. When they arrived there, the that the massacre had taken place land was all under water, so they that morning at the Jones and You can now order Mark Anthony rubber stamps, Meteorologist seals and signs: Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball (320) 398-5000 su!tu I.~ :emil uoBnlos 1aM uv -- Fco . ozj -- problem Weather column: Fog was a problem across much of Minne- sota late Sunday night into early Monday morning following the rain that we had over the week- end. Elevated dew points and light winds also all contributed to the fog problems. As a result, dense fog advisories were posted for parts of Minnesota. A weak system pushed across Northwestern Minnesota Monday night and brought some widely scattered showers and thunder- storms to that part of the state. Overnight lows were warm With lows in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s for much of the area. Our next real threat of thun- derstorms returns by Tuesday night into Wednesday. Parts of far Southern Minnesota could see some severe weather. A few of these could move into parts of Central Minnesota as well, but it looks like the main concern will be well off to our south. Fog will continue to be an issue for much of the week early in the morning and late at night as dew points and light winds will stay over weekend with us. At this stage, it looks like Sun- day will be the better day of the weekend with highs both days in the low- to mid-70s. We could see some scattered showers on Satur- day, but it doesri't look like a wash- out. Have a great upcoming week- end! Weather history: On this date in 1899 "A killer F5 .tornado ripped through New Richmond, Wis." Newspapers reported that 117 people were killed and 200 were injured by the tornado and 300 buildings were destroyed as well. Weather fact: During a solar eclipse, .the shadows of leaves make the same crescent shape of the eclipsing su.n. The image is made by light passing through tiny holes in the leaves. MN AT A GLANCE: Moorhead Low 58 High 73 Duluth Low 53 High 68 Central Minn. Low 59 High 73 Twin Cities Low 63 High 77 Rochester Low 65 High 78 Marshall Low 62 High 76 Monday, June 10: Cloudy early, Fair Haven Old Settlers Picnic Saturday, June 29, We'll be there with 2 exhibits from 9 to 1 then partial clearing by the after- noon, 30-percent chance of show- ers and thunderstorms. High 73 Low 52 Winds: NE/N 5-15 Prec. Trace-.25" Monday's sunrise: 5:29 a.m. Monday's sunset: 9:13 p.m. Normal High: 77 Normal Low: 55 As temperatures warm up this week, the threat of showers and thunderstorms return which could impact parts of Minne- sota Tuesday night into Wednes- day. A few of these storms could be severe producing large hail and damaging winds. Isolated torna- does can't be ruled out as well. Thursday: More clouds than sun. High 77 Low 55 Winds: Light and variable. Prec. None Friday: Partly cloudy early, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms developing mainly late. High 75 Low 63 Winds: ESE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.30" Saturday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy with fog early, 40-percent chance of showers and thunder- storms. High 73 Low 57 Winds: SSE 5-10 Prec. Trace-.30" Sunday: Partly cloudy with fog possible early. High 75 Low 54 Wind: WNW 5-10 mph Prec. None