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Thursday, September 23, 2010 Page 4 Tri-Coun News* Kimball, MN King Crossword J"""i -- Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society ,, ..... ACROSS 1 Emulated Michael Phelps 5 Goya's "Duchess of --" 9 URL bit 12 Incite 13 Fly high 14 Sapporo sash 15 26-Down attendee 17 Tear 18 "The Usual Suspects" actor 19 Identifies 21 Fire 22 Memorable mission 24 Feedbag fill 27 Carte lead-in 28 Former larva 31 "A pox upon thee!" 32 Beleaguered spacecraft 33 Turf 34 Envelope feature 36 "Bleah!" 37 "F' heaven's sake!" 38 Sign of life 40 "-- what?" 41 Form 43 Opening remark? 47 The girl 48 26-Down attendee m 1 2 ! 12 15 18 Ill 24 25 31 34 41 42 47 51 54 51 Illustrations 52 Reed instru- ment 53 Protracted 54 Possibly will 55 Require 56 Ostriches' kin DOWN 1 Addition problems 2 Enclose 3 City of India 4 Groups' havens 5 Wan 6 Mauna- 7 Tavern 8 Action venue 9 26-Down 22 h II 50 10 11 Ill 29 30 Ill 45 46 attendee 35 Young dog 10 Theater 37 Nudge trophy 39 Dealership 11 Gratuities dud 16 Whammy 40 Vast 20 Pump up the expanse volume 41 Counterfeit 22 26-Down 42 Wife of Zeus attendee 43 Molt 23 Caprice 44 Teensy bit 24 Askew 45 Waiter's 25 Have a bug handout 26 Wonderland 46 Work event measures 27 Writer 49 Honest Kingsley politician 29 "The Raven" 50 Anonymous man John 30 Wood- working tool 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Mason, Editor Part XlII The year 1914, continued The Christian Church build- ing, which had stood at Carne- lian Lake, was moved to town and served the congregation here until 1929 when the present build- ing was erected. R.L. Wittenberg was the first minister to serve the church after it was moved. Several houses were moved from the old Maine Prairie settlement about that time and located as houses in the village. In that year. the Farmers Co- operative Equity Elevator was organized and the new elevator erected. M.A. Leppa was the first manager. It was that year also, that the M.A. Gedney Company located a salting station at Kimball. Dur- ing that year, F.W. Marshik, Supt. of the local school, placed a prop- osition before the council that the school would stage a home talent play and turn the net pro- ceeds over to the council for the purchase of opera chairs, provid- ing the council would match the amount so raised. The school real- ized $70 so the village appropri- ated a like amount and the chairs were purchased. No changes occurred on the council as a result of the election of 1915. The council's first action was to raise the saloon license fee to $1.OOO. The council issued a franchise to the Union Power Company to construct and maintain elec- tric lines through the village on Sept. 7, 1915, and the lines were completed and service inaugu- rated about January first follow- ing. In 1915, the Farmers Cream- ery building burned and Fred Fuss came over from Dassel and built the modern creamery plant on Main street which is now operated by Meyerton and Johnson. Another new firm in Kimball in 1915 was the Kimball Hard- ware Company organized by Rob- ert Mackereth and Fred G. Brower, who built a new building which is still occupied by the same firm, although Mr. Brower disposed of his interest in the store in 1929 to I.W. Milan, who was a partner until 1935, when Mr. Mackereth became the sole owner. Officers of 1915 of the village were re-elected in 1916, except M.C. Caylor who was not a candi- date, A.C. Douglass replacing him. After the March 1916 election, the village found itself without saloons for the first time since it was incor- porated, the vote on license stand- ing 54 for and 67 against. In September 1916, the coun- cil purchased the two chemical trucks which are still in operation in the village, for the sum of $700. W.H. French was elected mayor in the 1917 election, with B.A. Linn and W.H. Metcalfbeing new mem- bers on the council. In April of that year. war was declared and Kimball's boys commenced to respond. George Adkins, John Spaulding and Roger Claybeing the first to enlist. Before the war was over, Kimball and vicinity had contributed about 75 men to active service. In November 1917 the village voted to construct a sewer from in front of the creamery building to the southeast corner of the Fair Grounds park, at a cost of $360. The 1918 election was unevent- ful and no changes were made in the officers. At this time, every- one was busy as they contributed everything possible to the pros- ecution of the war. A unit of the "4 Minute Men" was organized and were addressing every pub- lic gathering. Committees were at work continuously to place Lib- erty Loan allotments, to solicit Red Cross membership and welfare agency contributions. The village hall was not used in the winter of 1918 in order to conserve fuel. Again m 1919, no changes were made in the village officers, C.G. Kingstedt who had purchased the Peck store in 1917, was elected mayor but failed to qualify. Kimball had the distinction in the spring of 1919 of being the first village in Minnesota to oversub- scribe its allotment of the fifth Lib- erty Loan, the so-called "Victory Loan," in appreciation of which the United States government sent them the cannon which stands in the school park. In the fall of 1919, the people of the village held a homecom- ing banquet-for the returned ser- vicemen at which time prelimi- nary steps were taken to organize a post of the American Legion, which was accomplished the fol- lowing year. The Post was named Frederick A. Metcalf Post No. 261. The following year, a Unit of the Ladies Auxiliary was organized which was named the Forrest Glenn Adkins Unit, both organi- zations thus honoring two of the local boys who "Went West" for their country. The year 1920 saw the building of the Catholic Church. As more res- idents of the Catholic faith settled here, one of their ambitions was to have their own church and with the assistance of Rev. I.B. Brender, then stationed at Luxemburg, and Rev. E. Mahowald of St. Cloud. sufficient subscriptions were obtained to realize that ambition. First services were held in the church in Decem- ber 1920. Rev. John Busseman was the first pastor. Did you know? Between 1933 and 1940, in Stearns County alone, WPA workers built 573 miles of roads and six new bridges, 11 miles of sidewalks. 13 miles of curbing were also laid, and much more. Come meet a man who has spent his lifetime studying nearly every kind of history, as historian and professor Bill Morgan tells us the "Rest of the story." You're invited to this event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Kimball's historic city hall, downtown Kimball. An evening well spent, with refreshments and free to the public. If a picture is worth a thou- sand words, we're done talking ... you know what we mean when you visited our special anniver- sary exhibit during Kimball Days of August 2010. If you'd like to find out how you can be involved in the Kimball Area Historical, secure keepsake souvenirs and cookbooks, and contribute a story for this column, City Hall or something for the per- manent collection including pho- tos, please contact us at Box 100, Kimball MN 55353; phone (320) 398-5743, or 398-5250, or e-mail < cnewman @melteL net>. Or, if you're in a hurry for a gift, the above-mentioned items are available at the Kimball State Bank or Knaus Sausage House of Kimball. Watch for more to come for October and November, it's always in the Tri-CountyNews. Seasons change, memories last a lifetime! Fast turnaround! Over 20 years Low cost! Contact us for all your printing needs We offer: business cards brochures inserts postcards letterheads invitations (320) 398-5000 www.TriCountyNews. MN announcements labels web pages web sites .... more