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Page4 Thursday, July 14, 2011 ;ounty News Kimbl, MN ACROSS 1 Compete 4 Hooded snake 9 Take to court 12 Be unwell 13 After (Fr.) 14 Moreover 15 "Three- score and ten" dura- tions 17 Multipur- pose truck 18 Needlefish 19 Church official 21 Throw and catch repeatedly 24 Eyelid woe 25 Greek H 26 Away from NNE 28 Calyx component 31- Scottish caps 33 Prepared 35 Judicious 36 Ledge 38 Selleck or Hanks 40 Sister 41 Chums 43 Threw 45 Footballer's headgear 47 Consumed 48 Fertility clinic supply 49 Refuse Crossword i; "!iiii00' holders 6 Lingerie item 32 Bang the 54 Writing 7 Tears door implement 8 WealtP 34 As you like 55 Level of 9 Some it, in a recipe society cookware 37 Chevy 56 Female deer 10 "Do -- Chase sleuth 57 Type others .. " role measures 11 Paradise 39 Mid-May 58 High-strung 16 Early bird? honoree 59 Praise in 20 Favorable 42 Wander off verse votes 44 Moment 21 "West Side 45 Crosby DOWN Story" gang crony 1 -Actor Kilmer 22 Hexagonal 46 Still 2 Three, in old state 50 Venomous Rome 23 Strategies viper 3 Subordinate 27 Moist 51Commotion Claus? 29 Chills and 52 "Wynken, 4 Cellist Pablo fever Blynken and 5 Weigh 30 Give for a --" heavily upon time 53 Witness 2011 King Features Synd.. Inc. Compiled by the Kimball Area Histbrical00 i i lSciety 1976: Treasures of historic Kimball Parts taken from the Tri-County a quart, and filling his cellar with NewsThursday;,July 15, 1976, "Meet home-grown produce. Your Neighbor column by Robin At that time, 1924, he went Hasslen about Martin (Tim)Olson. into the produce business and ,, E.E Schumacher, in his book, remained there for 26 years. From Small is Beautiful, says that the his establishment (the north end answer to our present dilemma is ofWeber s store which is gone now) through guidance, not from science he bought eggs, cream, hides, fur, and technology, but from God's wool, chickens, rabbits, etc. from Word and 'in the traditional wis- customers and sold them to deal- dora of mankind." ors. In 1924, he got paid 10 cents a And what does all this have to dozen for eggs, which would often do with Tim Olson? Well. he is one be brought in in a washtub. of our Guides! Never has he been a striver for the bigger and better. Rather, his life has been evidence to all of us of the ability of one to live simply without taking advantage of people or things and come through amccessfully and with happiness. Tim was born Dec. 4, 1897, in Dassel. Then the family moved to a 20-acre farm five miles south of Kimball. Tim's father died when Tim was 2 years old, at which time, the other five brothers and two sis- ters took over the farm. In 1919. Tim was thrashing at a neighbor's when a young woman brought him some lunch. He thought Emma was a "pretty good looking girl," and married her. They trav- eled to Courtney, N.D., where Tim hired out to a land company, and farmed for 4 1/2 years. After suffer- ing through two years of drought and no crop, they returned to Kimball. The trip itself must have been a sight to behold ... a 1917 Model T with Tim, Emma, two daughters, and a dog, and following behind, a 4-wheel trailer with all their possessions. Trav- eling 25 mph, they made the trip in In 1950, Tin1 was forced out of the produce business due to a heart attack. The doctor who examined him at that time said that he had "enough blood pressure to blow the top of his heard off," but Tim replied that it would be impossible because he had a wooden head. "But," I said, "you must be better now because just yesterday you told me you plan to shingle your own root" "Oh no," he-replied, "it's no better. But now I just sit down and take a pill and a rest when I feel an attack coming on." (Why stop living just because you've had three or four heart attacks!) Tim's father had been a shoe- maker and his old brother and a Swede from Dakota had taught him the trade. So, Tim decided to put his skill to uae and although he calls it just a hobby, he finds shoes com- ing in from as far away as Chicago. lust like a well-sewn shoe travels, so does a reputation, and Tim Olson has gained the reputation of a con- scientious, skilled repairman who prides himself on his work, not on an ability to extract the maximum sum from his customers. -" years ago. Watch for several special events we are sponsoring through this year of that celebration. Thank you for your support of the Kimball Area Historical Society. The continuing friendship and gener- osity of so many sustain this special organization. We believe that with- out an understanding of our histor citizens cannot fully appreciate deci- sions they are called upon to make. The Kimball Area Historical Society focuses on helping people under- stand how prior generations grap- pled with issues of their time and how they have shaped Kimball. And even if you cannot visit our area as often as you might like, we hope that you will eep our efforts in mind. For example, our programs and projecfs would not exist today if it were not for those who believe strongly in pre- serving and sharing Kimball's history :  !f] L13 19 hours . . . without a flat tire. Another hobby is gardening, such as our national treasure, Kim- On-line ticketing/ ! ::" ' ...... Upon their return, the Olsons which, as with his shoe repair, dem- bali's City Hall. II 398-6782 rented an 80-acre farm, for which onstrates Tim's perfection. A third Coming soon: Kimball Days Aug. Birthday parties available -2269 they paid $150 rent a year, which hobby, for several years anyway, 12, 13, 14, including supper-in-the- at Quarry Cinema! BobHermann,;693-6782 includeduseofateam, wagon, cul- was raising guinea pigs, whichTim park, Audrey's Coffee Nook, andthe tivator and plow. Unfortunately, raised and sold (sometimes 15-20 a first "History-In-Motion" event cel- one night the team got out of the week) to !he University for lab tests, ebrating Kimball's 125th year. More Details online at pasture and headed for the green Editors note: Tim died Sept. 24, details right here in two weeks. II } grass along the railroad tracks. They 1984, at the age of 87. His wife Emma For general information, renew- were killed by the next train, and died May13,1978, at the age of751 ing membership, joining in new /TY ]0 then described by a friend: "One * * * * * * * , membership, sharing your stories 3-I) Ha tter  eye out, ribs caved in, pretty good Summer is in full swing. Theres or photos or artifacts, volunteer- the Deathly Hallows 2  team for the shape they're in." But, a community festival nearly every- ing where you can help, or ques- people looked out for each other, where to keep your calendar full titus about any of the above, please II Premier 12:01 a. n. Friday; July 15 and Bernie Hilary loaned Tim one and schedule busy. But, there's contact the Kimball Area Histori- Fri.Sun.: 12:45 3:45, 6:45.9:30 Of his teams for the spring work. nothing like summertime in con- cal Society at Box 100, Kimball MN Mon.-qhu.: 2 :45, 6:45, 9:30 Tim's next move was into town, tral Minnesota. And we're saint- 55353, or phone (320) 398-5250, or NOWSH()WLrGIN "SU! tu L :mull uo!lnlos where he paid $5 a month rent and ing Kimballs founding fathers and e-mail kimballhistory@melteLnet. , BOTH34'AND2-D! sJa,uv lived very simply.., milking his one brave pioneers who had the vision Independence: Dependence on IiHarry Potter and the _ pzohoi3 .. cow, selling that milk for 10 cents for Kimballs dynamic future 125 our heritage DeathlyJtallows2 Thomas Ehlinger recognized by J.D. Power Fri.-Sun.: 123( 3:30, 6:30, 9:15 Mon.-Tht: ! :30, 6:30, 9:15 overage Thomas Ehlinger, an American J.D. Piower and Associates. 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