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pal lrl " Thursday, November 5, 2009 -.. v .i Tri-CounNews Kimball, MN Annual breakfast Lutheran Social at St. Wendelin's Service seeks Sunday, Nov. 22, the Christian Women of St. Wendelin's Parish adoptive parents will sponsor their annual break- Lutheran Social Service of Min- Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society There were no obituaries this week. Obituaries always can be found on-line at dumping in the nuts. stirring a little house furthest from any outside more and then, thick and creamy, door. bumpy with nuts, the fudge was We jumped into bed and pulled poured into the cake pan and set up the covers. Frederic and Wood- to cool on the back porch. Now we row were asleep in the other bed. were making ourselves sick eating I pulled them sleepy and protest- piece after piece of fudge, ing into our bed. We sat there in Soon the wind was picking upthe dark, all of us, covers up to our volume and sounding scarier The chins, holding our breath, listen- little kids were fast asleep in bed. ing. It was Peggy and jack and I behind Were those footsteps on ] Kimball (320) 398-5055 the stove. We thought we could the stairs or just the wind rag- hear noises. The back screen door ing around the house seeking had blown open and the wind was entrance at any nook or cranny? now slamming it open and shut. I There were so many creaks and thought I could hear other noises moans and groans out of the old further out in the yard. I tried to make Jack go check on things. "Jack, go hook the back screen door. Something's goina break." "Go yourself," he said. involving numerous recollections and audience participation. Any- one there knows it was something you never forget. New faces attend- ing included folks from as far away as South Africa Ron has a definite talent for story-telling and we hope he will be back another time. Put this November event on your calendar: "Fall, Holiday, it's time again" at the Kimball City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. The 2009 annual holiday pot luck gathering social event Everyone is invited, bring family and friends, a dish to pass and enjoy some good old-fash- ioned reminiscing while dining and viewing the city hall's "new" look. Beverages and eating utensils will be provided. This is your final reminder. Won't you join us? Because our fiscal year is Janu- ary to January, if you can possibly renew your membership by then or soon after, we can establish the budget for 2010. Thank you. Consider a keepsake souvenir our members designed, or a mem- bership as Christmas gifts, avail- able right here in Kimball at the Kimball Bank or at Knaus Sausage or contact the Kimball Area His- torical Society, Box 100, Kimball MN 55353. Phone (320) 398-5250, 398-5743, or e-mail , and have some shop- ping done at reasonable cost. "The best is yet to come" "I can't, I'm holding the fudge," - I HI6H SPEED INTERNET IS HERE. I I 877 865-4611 i INCLUDES FREE :~ii w I I ...,,,d=o..oo., I I ISO available from your local retaifer, | I aldi, ]acobus Gallus, Richardaccepted with payment. Master- As soon as the folksleft, I started We looked at each other. Strauss, George E Handel, Z. Ran- Card, Visa and Discover card charges cracking nuts. About two cups full. Silently we set the pan down care- dall Stroope, Eric Whitacre, Benja- will be accepted; however, only cash Cooking the cocoa and sugar and fully and tiptoeing along the long min Britten and others, or check accepted for purchases at cream just the right amount of living room wall scrambled over Advance tickets to "Celebrating the door prior to the concert, time, adding a big chunk of butter, each other getting up the stairs to a little vanilla, beating some more, us girls' bedroom, the room in the fast from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mary nesota Adoption: Join us to learn ::~,~~~:~~:~~`~a~;*~.,~~~~ ~ Hall. The menu includes all-you- about exciting opportunities and The fudge and the sword, Part 1 can-eat Peps pork sausage, ham, changes in adoption. Discover the By Elizabeth CooperMike I held on tight. After all, I thought, house that it was hard to tell. Even pancakes with toppings, scramble tools and support for families who From the pen of the late Eliza- I made this stuff, the mice that usually scampered eggs, fruit, toast, rolls, and bever- would like a flexible, proactive beth Cooper Mike, Kimball Histor- "I don't wanna go." around at their night-time activ- ages. There will also be a bake and adoption process, and learn how ical Society member, in her book "You're scared." ities in the old uninsulated walls craft sale and raffle. LSS can panner with you to grow "The Girl From Stickney Hill Kim- "Am not. You're scared. You're were quiet this night. your family, ball Prairie, Minnesota" (Reprinted the oldest. You gotta go." I had grabbed a couple of LSS can help families adopt chil- with permission of the author.) He grabbed the pan again. I let matches out of the wall match box, 'Sloppy JoeI dren locally and from countries A wild October wind swooped go suddenly and he fell over back- as we ran past the kitchen door on dinner in Watkins around the world, around the house, rattling doors wards with the pan on his chest the way up the stairs and I now The adoption information meet- and windows, and making theand a piece of fudge sliding off his crawled out of bed and lit the ker- The Church of St. Anthony in ing will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, old cedar tree outside the big win- forehead. He yelled, "Scardy cat." I osene lamp setting on the table Watkins is sponsoring a "Sloppy Nov. 19, at Atonement Lutheran dow at the south side of the house ran for the back door. between the two beds. The flick- Joe" dinner starting at 6 p.m., and Church, located at 1144 29th Ave- moan and groan as it whipped its I stood for a long time in the ering lamp light cast a long dark a turkey and cash bingo start- nue North, St. Cloud. branches this way and that. dark by the back door. I could hear shadow of me up across the ceil- ing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Call Lynne Haggar at (612) 879- Home alone and unaware that nothing but the wind now roar- ing as I jumped back into bed. the Social Hall (school basement). 5230 or (888) 205-3769 to register, it was the night of Halloween, we ing full gale, knocking over some The wind was still howling and we one half of the proceeds will be For more information, or to regis- kids sat huddled snug and warm pails stacked outside and rattling were still listening. donated to the food shelves at ter online, visit , pot bellied stove in the front room towards the barn and still whip- this story two weeks from now. eating from a big cake pan of ping the screen door back and * * * * * * * fiSB and SJU to celebrate season at freshly made fudge, forth. I opened the inside door a It was standing room only Oct. Plans for making the fudge were little, slowly, grabbed the screen, 27, when Ron Graham presented Basilica concert already forming in my mind when, hooked it, and ran for the front the ArmisticeDayBlizzardof1940, at noon, Daddy and Muddy saidroom. The College of Saint Benedict the Season" will be available until theyhadtogosomeplacethatnight. Their eyes were big as I sat and Saint John's University will noon Saturday, Dec. 5, and at the I didn't even care where they were down beside them. Jack said, "My present ' Celebrating the Season" door beginning at 7:30 p.m. that going. I knew it would be popcorn tummy hurts. I don't think I can holiday concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, night. Prices are $15 for adults and or fudge that night, maybe both. eat any more." Dec. 5, at the Basilica of Salnt Mary $10 for seniors (60 and over) and As it turned out, itwas fudge filled "Not me neither," Peggy said. in Minneapolis. children 12 and under. Tickets may with lots of hazel nuts. The popcorn And she lay down on the floor and Performing groups include the be purchased at: Benedicta Arts wasn't dried out enough and didn't closed her eyes. Amadeus Chamber Symphony, Center, College of Saint Benedict, pop very well. Kernels that didn't I took another piece and was directed by Axel Theimer; CSBiSJU Box Office: (320) 363-5777; Hours: pop Daddy called Old Maids.' just biting into it when I heard Brass Choir, directed byDaleWhite; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday Thehazelnutsintheircurlygreenthe footsteps. On the front porch. CSB Campus Singers, directed Tickets are also available online cluster of shucks had been gathered Men's heavy steps. Walking slowly by Teri Larson; CSB/SJU Cham- at the Fine Arts Programming Web from the bushes in the upper pas- across the porch to the unlocked ber Choir, directed by Theimer; site. Mail-order tickets are also ture during the summer. After a few front door off the living room. The St. John's Boys' Choir, directed by available. Please make checks pay- weeks of drying out the round lit- footsteps stopped and I was sure Andr6 Heywood; and SJU Men's abletotheCollegeofSaintBenedict tlehard-shellednuts, they had been I could hear the door knob turn- Chorus, directed byTheimer, and mail to Benedicta Arts Cen- pried out of their shucks and stored ing slowly, slowly. Then it stopped. This year's program features ter Box Office, 37 S. College Ave., in a big sack in the bottom cupboard. The footsteps continued, goingon, music by Franz Joseph Haydn, St. Joseph, MN 56374. Most had gone up to the attic to be across the porch and off beyond Felix Mendelssohn, Antonio Viv- Phone and mail orders will bebrought down as needed, the sound ofthe wind.