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A 'lP d[ 'll'l 'll I 'll t'l Thursday' August 22' 2013n Crossword ACROSS 1 -- and aahs 5 Stir-frying vessel 8 Gets older 12 Opening night 14 Cat of "Iron Chef" 15 Priesthood school 16 Barrel 17 Actor Chancy 18 Slim and trim 20 Extraterres- trial 23 Put your foot down? 24 Infant 25 Cabal member 28 High card 29 Sacha Baron Cohen portrayal 30 Haul 32 Emulate Ponce de Leon 34 Car 35 Freeway access 36 "The - Is Right" 37 Horseradish kin 40 That woman 41 Partner 42 Florida State athlete 47 Libertine I1 12 13 4 5 6 7 128 I 29 - 33 35 39 40 .... 42 43 mm ~m 48 8 9 10 Ill I 14 16 m 30 131 I 34 149 I 50 51 48 Makes like 8 Take 31 Trouble 49 Act 9 Soccer score 33 Beseeched 50 Used a 10 Formerly, 34 Sports shovel formerly venues 51 Halt 11 Rice wine 36 Collins or 13 Part of the Donahue DOWN loop 37 Prison 1 Photo -- (PR 19 White House division events) turndown 38 Lotion 2 Raw rock 20 Lawyers' additive 3 Height of org. 39 Pivot fashion? 21 "Arsenic and 40 Too 4 John le Old -" confident Carre hero 22 Mountain 43 Ostrich's kin 5 Remove goat 44 Mel of gradually 23 Drink noisily Coopers- 6 Hockey , 25 Made a vowtown legend 26 Needle case 45 Virgo Bobby 27 Campus mil. neighbor 7 Pennsyl- grp. 46 Kreskin's vania, the 29 Spill the claim -- State beans 20113King Features Synd.,Inc. On-line ticketing/ Quarry Cinema has ALL-DIGITAL picture Daily Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 Rubber stamps You can now 0rder rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball, (320) 398-5000 ~$31 3OOl H V 1 S Vl ||| 7 I I I::t 3 1 vl o_9;3 N hiE) ||- I0 3 ~lV MIOIH O Oi 1 I 7 5- I H H I 7 7 V su!tu :emil 9 3 S I d 3 7 O I V IS uop, nlos aMsuv -- p~om~oz3 5.uDI m Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society Maine Prairie farmer has interesting way of telling story of success by hard work Fred Marklowitz relates story from that time I have always kept Congratulations to all our door of his labors in pioneer days of between 30 and 40 cows and lots prize winners during the 32nd county of young stock. Within two years, annual Kimball Days. Wrapping Reprinted from the Oct. 18,I had increased this farm to 400 up a memory, the winners' cir-. 2001, Tri-CountyNews acres. In 1913, I bought another cle: Lincoln coins-Joe Hendricks, The following interesting nat- tract of good improved farm land Lincoln Legacy coins-Chuck Ster- rative showing what it is possible covering 320 acres adjoining my ling, note cars-Edna Young, coffee to do if one applies himself is best other land, so that I have alto- mugs-Judy Anderson, trivet-Ned told by Fred Marklowitz of Maine gether 720 acres. Root, cookbook, Cheri Antl, Cen- Prairie Township, one of the most Here I kept from 125 to 135 tennial map-Jan Schmitz, Maine successful farmers in Stearns head of cattle, and a number of Prairie History Book-Angela County. The story tells of pioneer horses and many hogs. If youNohava. day hardships and how Mr. Mark- know anything about farming,Huge thanks to all our volun- lowitz was able to overcome them. you know the time it requires to teers and visitors for another suc- He writes as follows: carry on such a business, and so cessful Kimball Days supper and "On the 27th day of Novem- in 1920, I had almost decided to special event exhibit "Main Street ber, 1866, I arrived in the city sell my holdings, go to the city and Memories" and "Magnus John- of St. Paul, coming direct from retire, but I changed my mind and son's Story." We're so glad you my old home in Ost Preussen,bought another farm in Mainecame.Whatwillwethinkofnext? Germany. I rested for a few days Prairie Township, paying there- Watch for the next special event with my brother-in-law who had fore $42,000. It was good land but at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at preceded me to America, and carried poor buildings. So I went Kimball's historic city hall with then set about to get work which I to work to replace them. I built a Minnesota State Capitol Site secured two days later qn a grad- splendid nine-room, all-modern manager Brian Pease presenting ing contract. This job lasted but 14 house with electric lights, heating "Building a State and State House," days, and my compensation was plant, running water in the barn, you've never heard before. Every- 90 cents per day for 10 hours work. and other conveniences. In 1926, one's invited, there is no charge, But, oh, how glad I was to get that I had to take my Benton County refreshments are provided. And in much. Very soon thereafter the farm back, so I now own 480 acres October, a special visitor from the freeze-up came and I could not of improved farm land over there, past presents a trip down memory find anything to do. Someone sug- and 555 acres of improved land lane. More details are here every gested that I take a saw and saw- in Stearns County, all. free from two weeks. buck, and saw wood around the debt, equipped with machin- You're invited to new or city. Occasionally we struck work, cry for efficiently conducting the renewed membership, saving your and sometimes three or four oth- farm, plenty of livestock and some stories and hotos for our grow- ers were waiting for the same job. money besides. I would like to give ing collection, or to pick up some A great many times I said, with this advice to everyone who has popular souvenirs that make great tears in my eyes, "What shall I eat, an ambition to get to the top: work gifts for everyone including your- or what shall I coyer up with?" I hard, save hard, and pray. If you self. We can be reached at the Kim- was penniless, and as poor as a follow this advice, you won't have ball Area Historical Society, Box church mouse, to kick about hard times." 55, Kimball MN 55353, or phone The next spring, I got work Fred Marklowitz owns 1035 (320) 398-5250, or 5743, or e-mail on another grading contract at acres of inaproved farming land, kimballhistory@meltel.net, and $1.25 a day_., and later this was equipped with three sets of mod- don't forget, we're also on Face- increased to $1.50. The follbwing ern farm buildings. He has 60 head book. We have All-School-Reunion fall, I had saved enough money to of cattle, 12 horses, 40 hogs, owns Yearbooks again, if you still need pay the ocean and railway travel his own truck, tractor and thresh- one or know someone who does. for my brother-in-law to America, ing machine, and owes no man in * * * * * * * amounting to $70. the world a single dollar. This is Indexing begins again Mon- I continued to work for fourthe reward ofhonest toil. day, Sept. 9l years in St. Paul, and saved $435 Text from The Daily Journal- with which I bought 40 acres of Press, St. Cloud March 20, 1928. timber land seven miles north- * * * * * * * east of Sauk Rapids, for which I paid $14.50 per acre, paying $80 Youcan find local history on-line at down and $100 on time. I bought tv a team, a wagon and sled, and my WWWo t ricou n_. n ews. NN money was gone. I then had only to depend on my wood, for this was my only source of income. I was 10 miles from the market at St. Cloud, and received $1 a cord WE ['lAVE i for softwood, and $1.75 for hard JOBS! wood, and many times the roads ~ ....... ~. ~ were almost impassable, but I ~~ had to keep busy to make my liv- ing. I kept this place for four years, and sold it to my parents for $10 Aug, 24- an acre, then bought another 160 acres of timber tract close by at $3 ' TRUCK DRIVERS per acre. Besides this, I rented 80, with 40 acres under plow, all new Hutchinson 11-2 p.m. . HEAVY EQUIPMENT land. Americlnn OPERATORS It was now that I started to ................ ' TECHNICIANS make a little money. I built a nice, Benson 4-7 p.m, . SUPERVISORS fair house and barn, and kept Country Inn the place for five years, dispos- 6nnlv ing of it for $3,200. I then pur- "'t'r'l: M0nday.Aug, 26- chased another place seven miles 1-320-329-3400 from Sauk Rapids, for which I paid (e $3,500 - $3,300 cash and the bal- transys msllc.c0m ance on time. Wheat was bring- Olivia 1-3 p.m. ing between 60 and 80 cents per Max's Grill bushel, and conditions were more ................ favorable. So two years later, Willmar5-8 p.m. I saved enough money to buy Holidaylnn another 80-acre tract for which I paid $1,900. This land was excep- COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFITS... SAFE, PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY tionally adapted to stock raising, so I went into this business, and