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October 2, 2003 the Gustad Area lUstarica Stockade: of the of early settlers Meeker RF_A Pi- are incidents who were resi- County during and the early by their descen- stories told by t City) Stockade at the Sioux Indian Upris- a few of the sto- about the &apos;that time. three families came i settle in the north township. The Pe- Nels Waylander Sr., uist families from Sweden. Illinois for a few coming to Meeker year, 1855, Lund left Illinois on north until to St. Anthony, Min- Minneapolis) in They then decid- Minneapolis their new home. As they did not see a until they came to came to Lake as far as the survey- at that time. told them that had already and were settling two men to head a little to They sighted which they used and walked in When they ar- the land was all un- they headed a little They spent the next men saw the they were very driving a the ground, said, I am going to Lund then be- south and came Ltmd decided, to cut trees and They had they would dose to walked around a (later to become , and found impressed them, which they staked for Winquist. All three of these places are in section 4 of Acton township. They are now owned [in 1975] by Alois Schmalz (the Lurid farm), Donald Slinden (the Waylander farm) and Erwin Nass (the Win- quist farm). The Civil War was in progress and the young settlers were be- ing drafted into the National Guard. On Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862, these young men who were waifingto be called to the Guard had a meeting in one of the homes in Swede" Grove township. It was when they were returning to their homes that they met a group of Indians (it is thought they were about 12 in number). The white men no- riced that the Indians were excit- ed, and that all were carrying guns. The white men remarked, "There must be something bothering the Indians today, they seem very uneasy." One In- dian in the group spoke English and said they were going to the Big Woods to hunt. These white men later heard that the massacre had taken place that moming at the Jones and Baker homes in section 21, Acton toaship. The farms are now owfied [in 1975] by Mrs. -Corge Paulson and Boyd Paul- son. A monument stands on the George PaulSon farm as a me- morial to those five white people who were massacred by the In- dians that tragic Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862. Most recent History Matters columns have saluted our neighbor to the southwest, For- est City and its unforgetable ear- ly history. It is the privilege of the Kimball Area Historical Society to locate and print just such sto- ries. You're invited to submit your story, photos, comments. And you're invited to our next Historical Society meeting on Oct. 28. Watch this column in the weeks ahead for more de- tails. And remember, one of the important reasons for member- ship is "heritage preservation." Thank you for yours. For information, member- ship or comments, feel free to contact the Kimball Area Histor- ical Society at P.O. Box 100, Kim- ball MN 55353, tel. (320)398- 5250 or 398-5743, or (800) 252- 2521 if out of area. Frank and Amanda (Libby) Gustad of Kimball are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Olivia Frankie Gus- tad. Olivia was born at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Michael Gordon Sr. and lulie Ann Libby of Kimball, and Richard and Tammy Gustad of St. Cloud. Great-grandparents are El- eanor Katherine Hawkins and the late Robert Lloyd Hawkins Sr. of Watkins; Norman Henry Gustad and the late Dorothy Edna Gustad of Sioux City, Iowa; Eugene and Irene Tuhols- ki of Brainerd; and Gordon and ]oann Libby ofWauneta, Neb. Proud aunties are Sandi Gus- tad, Lisa Ludwig and Jenny Schmitz. Uncles are Gregg Gus- tad, Michael Libby Jr., Mitchell Libby and McCade Libby. Notice The annual meeting of the Lake Union Cemetery Associ- ation will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Lake Union Covenant Church. Notice Ostmark Lutheran Church women will hold their annual Fall Bazaar from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Kingston Community Center. Morning coffee and noon lunch will be served. Baked goods, crafts, quilts and pro- duce will be for sale and a quilt raffle will take place. Everyone is welcome to at- tend. Supplemental funds are provided by Thrivent Chapter #31309. Notice This is to inform the public that Post Gambling Funds are open to the General Public as a whole for requests. The con- tribution will be to an individ- ual or family and used to re- lieve the effects of poverty, homelessness or a physical or mental disability. Gambling requests can. be made for the following rea- sons: medical bills, eye glass- es, food request, transporta- tion, clothing request, disaster request, dental bills, prescrip- tion request, housing assis- tance, national monetary re- quest, sponsorship of events and community monetary re- quest. (s) Frederick A. Metcalf Legion Post Unit 261 Kimball, MN 55353 ? irthd00gjs Katherine Becker i Herb Hess An open house 90th birthday celebration in honor of Herb Hess will take place from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Ostmark Lutheran Church off of MN State Hwy. 24 northwest of Kingston. The new center is handi- capped accessible. If you cannot attend, but wish to send greet- ings, Herb's address is 34351 701st Ave., Kimball MN 55353. Katherine Becker will cele- brate her 90th birthday Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003. Her family will host a lunch and reception from 2-5 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Everyone is welcome. Kimball hosts cities week celebration Mayor Karla Davis recently announced that Kimball will join cities throughout the state to celebrate Minnesota Cities Week slated for Oct. 5-11. The theme of the statewide event is "City Government: Serving Citi- zens 24/7." The entire Kimball community is encouraged to take time this week to learn more about the services and programs that Kimball provides to improve the quality of life in the community. "Our city works around the clock to provide vital services to make our city an exceptional place to live, work and play," Mayor Davis said. "Participating in Minnesota Cities Week offers our community an important opportunity to join communi- ties throughout the state to highlight the essential contribu- tions of cities to the daily lives of people who live and work in our city." The City of Kimball will offer residents the opportunity to meet and join staff and elected officials for a free meal (sloppy joes, chips, cookies and bever- age) from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. Kimball public works and the police de- partment will offer printed in- formation for the public as well as a chance to meet Viper. The fire department will offer safety and fire prevention infor- mation for children and families along with tours of the fire truck from 4:30-6 p.m. The purpose of Minnesota Cities Week is to encourage communities, elected officials, citizens, youth and city service workers to interact and cele- brate superior delivery of the services that better their quality of life. This week was set aside to provide citizens with importa- tion information about the services and programs provided by their city, and to introduce the employees that deliver the services. Minnesota Cities Week is a program of the League of Minnesota Cities. Zestar, State Fair and Ginger Gold apples! 2003 Corn Maze is now OPEN. Because of construc- i tion on Co..Od. 7, we i C( suggest you take Hwy. i i 15 to Kimball, then A' follow the signs to For current information, Fairhaven Farm. call 236 7685 " D { .? /.j< s  j , J '    * *