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Kimball, MN ACROSS 1 Bake sale org. 4 List-ending abbr. 7 Animal 12 Sleep phenom 13 Bill's partner 14 White-col- lared thrush (Var.) 15 Sphere 16 Quasimodo, notably 18 Tramcar contents 19 Sequence 20 MacDonald's King Crossword 1 2 3 I 12 15 18 20 lib 31 32 35 38 48 49 place __ __ 22 Ages and 56 ages -- -- 23 Hardy concern cabbage 55 Greek vowel 27 Help 56 Sir's 29 Penn pal counterpart 31 Be a 57 Horror film goldbrick with four 34 Material for sequels blue shoes 58 Sen. 35 Addicted Kennedy 37 Likely 38 Longings DOWN 39 Sinbad's bird 1 Evidence 41 Fly fast 2 Earth 45 Spanish 3 Cautionary appetizers color 47 Weep 4 Reverberate 48 Car style 5 Went 52 Bill sightseeing 53 Open- 6 Individually mouthed owned 54 Golfer's apartment 7 Physicist 42 44 47 52 55 58 Niels 32 Weeding 8 Abrade tool 9 -- Today 33 Charged bit 10 Sleuth 36 Colorless 11 Antlered 37 Source of animal gum arabic 17 Minimal 40 October change birthstones 21 Report card 42 Square data dance group 23 Hardly 43 Preach, dexterous maybe one 44 "Oops" 24 Brewery 45 Not us product 46 Distort 25 Started 48 Overactive 26 Before one 28 Mamie's 49 Khan title man 50 Slight 30 Kreskin's amount claim 51 Bkpr. 31 Bashful 2010 King Features Synd Inc. On-line ticketing available at QuarryC inema, com ! NOW SHOWING! The Expendables R Vampires Suck pG-z3 Eat Pray Love pG-x3 The Other Guys PG-13! Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 Flags (all kind O, & 398-6782 i-2269 Bob Hermannj693-6782 su!w Z~ :am!! uo!lnlos ~aMsuv -- proctor3 fi.uD[ -- We have Books with 9-1-1 addresses and lesal land descriptions from $23.00 + tax downtown Kimball (320) ,398-5000 Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society Early histo of Kimball is filled with items of interest Reprinted from the Tn-County Messenger dated Thursday, October ], 1936, V.H. Mason, Editor Part Xl Beyond 1903, continued In May 1906, C.D. Shoemaker was issued a permit to construct a brick building which still stands and is occupied by E.H. Dukers- chein. In the same month the vil- lage purchased lots 6 and L Block 4, where the Hall now stands, and the livery barn was moved to the corner where the Binder Service Station now stands. The purchase price was $250. James Knower was first issued a dray license in February 1907. At the March elections, all officers were re-elected. W.P. West was engaged to care for the street lights at $6 per month. In June 1907, the contract was let for the building ofthehall base- ment to Anton Nistler for $300, the council to furnish the mate- village, both real and personal, at that time amounted to $59,000. The bond issue carried by a large majority. The contract for the erection of the hall was later let to H. & F. Roettinger at $6,490. Leroy Richie was awarded the contract for the installation of the heating plant at $598. In that year business changes in the village included the purchase of the drug store by A.C. Doug- lass, which is still operated byMrs. Douglass; the purchase of a large interest in the State Bank of Kim- ball by C.D. Brower and Associates and the assuming of the active management by Mr. Brower, who is still active in the bank; and the purchase of the confectionery and restaurant business by WJ. Wai- ters who still lives in Kimball.The 1909 election showed only one rial which amounted to $400. The change, C.D. B~ower being elected _architect employed was Louis treasurer. E.L. Shoemaker added a Lockwood and his fee was $35. At that time, a committee from Plumb Line Lodge No. 173 A.F. & A.M., which had moved from Maine Prairie corners where it had been organized, to Kimball, met with the council and endeavored to arrange for the building of a sec- ond story on the hall to be used for lodge purposes. However, this was hbandoned because of its impract- ibility. In the 1908 election, L, Engel was elected Mayor, S.]. Phillips, John Mackereth, and F.E. Wolf, trustees: J.G. Reeves, recorder: and G.G. Sawyer, treasurer. A spe- cial election was called for May 12, 1908, to vote upon a $4,000 bond issue to build the village hall. The entire assessed valuation of the pool room to his barber shop and continued to operate the same until 1920. The dog license ordinance which was much discussed this summer was enacted in that year, The coal for the village hall that year was purchased at $5.25 per ton, F.O.B. the cars at Kimball, and a new piano purchased for the hall at $175. L.L. Olson arrived in Kim- ball and opened a confectionery store. We hope you enjoyed the 2010 Kimball Days festival. Wrapping up "Kimball Memo- ries" and the 10th Anniversary of the Kimball Area Historical Soci- ety, the following are in the win- ners' circle: Karen Mozena - carriage clock Brian Partridge - collector coin Diane Kuechle - collector cook- book Dorothy Kersten and lack Young - hand-made doilies Garry Linn - commemorative history booklet Sandi Mackereth - commemo- rative note cards Bonnie Zutz - trivet Linda Pickle - commemorative coffee cups Eric Loewen - one-year mem- bership Congratulations to you all. lip and coming: Calendar Tuesday, Sept. 28, to attend the 7 p.m. next event featuring histo- rian and professor Bill Morgan, with a brand new program about the W.P.A. of 1933 and beyond. Bill Morgan has seen life through so many different lenses, and you won't want to miss this very spe- cial chapter of our history by this eloquent speaker, loin us. Welcome new members and all of you who saw the progress for City Hall's Phase 5 restoration. soon to be completed. You're invited to new and renewed membership, and we welcome your stories, photos, his- tory for the permanent history collection or for this column. For more information or any of the above contributions, please con- tact the Kimball Area Historical Society at Box 100. Kimball MN 55353, or (320) 398-5743, or 5750, or e-mail . Thank you for helping us put history back on the map