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THHN WELL CO. Wells Pumps Water Conditioning Daily Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 ,/ .. "} led by the Kimball Area Historical Society The fudge and the By Elizabeth Cooper Mike From the pen of the late Eliza- beth Cooper Mike, Kimball Histor- ical Society member, in her book "The Girl From Stickney Hill, Kim- ball Prairie, Minnesota" (Reprinted with permission of the author.) Part II "Gotta-an idea," Jack finally said. He crawled out of bed and stood at the bedroom door, his ear cocked in listening. I could hear nothing. He opened the door. Slowly. Its noisy ancient hinges creaking loudly mingled with the roar of the wind. Could we hear any footsteps, I wondered, even if there were some. Jack slipped out into the dark of the boys' bed- room. In a few minutes he came back dragging Daddy's old Civil War sword. "Here, I'll protect ya with this!" he said, waving the sword around his head. He pulled a chair up to the closed door, took the sword out of its case, and laid it across his knees and sat there sword sounded like our car, but I couldn't And Daddy asked back, "How be sure, so we sat with the sword, do you think?" the flickering light, and covers up I got ahead of Jack with the to our chins until the folks pushed answer, I said, "They took it apart, open the bedroom door. carried the pieces up and put it "What the beck!" Daddy said. back together again." "What's going on?" He picked up "That's right," Daddy said and the sword. "What are you doing patted my head. "And tomorrow with John William's sword?" He morning after I talk to their father, slid it back in its case and stood the boys will take the buggy down, i looking down at us. piece by piece, and put it back Muddy said, "What on earth are you kids doing up here, all in the same bed?" And we told them, talking over each other about the wind and the noises and the back door and especially the footsteps and how scared we were. Jack said, "I wasn't scared one bit, I had the sword." So I had to add, "I wasn't too scared. I hooked the back door and I thought to get the matches." together again." As the folks hurried us up to bed, I thought, the night wasn't so scary anymore. As I snuggled down into bed and closed my eyes, the stars and moonlight through my win- dow seemed really friendly. Ifyouweren't there, you missed a great feast at the holiday potluck with Kimball's Historical Society Nov. 17. Some of those specialties are featured in our keepsake cook- Daddy started to laugh and book, always available at Knaus couldn't stop. Muddy had a big Sausage House and at our events. smile and said, "If you kids had Own a piece of history - who's been in bed asleep where youon your Christmas list? Shop at waiting, we knew not for what. should have been and not up mak- home, look at what shaped Kim- Daddy's Civil War sword ingcandy, youwouldn'thaveheard ball and discover the real Kimball belonged to his great-grandfather, any noises. Didn't you remember beginnings from the Kimball area John William Cooper, a Unionit's Halloween and the ghosts and history book. Or a set of 10 historic t, soldier who fought in the War goblins are out?" notecards,trivetandcommemora- Between the States. I sometimes Daddy couldn't stop laughingtive coffee cup. Reasonably priced i looked at his picture, an old tin- as theyled us outside and pointed from $7-$10, these gifts keep on!; type photograph of him in his uni- to the corncrib out by the barn. giving and are always available at t form, which Muddy kept in an old The clouds had swept the sky clean the State Bank of Kimball during box of pictures. He had a full black and there in the starry night and regular business hours. beard reaching down to his chest bright moonlight, we could see Your membership, donations and heavy hair beneath his Union our old double-seated buggy up and partnership are what keeps cap, which I knew meant he was on the corncrib ready for a phan- this society alive. The Kimball on our side. We didn't know much tom team of horses to pull it away City Hall restoration continues as about him, but we had his sword to goblin land_ she turns 102. It's never too late to =d wor ,0ua {ha{h0 f0uzh{ "I eue oet tno n0lgnnar nave oannt0t0waro2# I Rx mp0rtg the side of Abraham Lincoln and were out for a bit of Halloween For more information, city hall the slaves. The back of the picture fun," Daddy said. "They have been project donations, genealogy help, said he lived to be 90 years old, but very busy!" We looked around the history for this column, contact he looked very young in the pic- yard. It looked like a cornfield with the Kimball Area Historical Soci- ture. shocks of corn set here and there ety, Box 100, Kimball MN 55353, The sword always hung on a and even on the porch, or phone (320) 398-5743, 398-5250, nail in the stairway and we fre- "At least they left our outside or . If you quently played war with it. It had toilet alone. I saw a 10t tipped over enjoy these "History Matters" c01- been handed down for many gen- on our way home tonight." Daddy umns, send a letter to the editor of erations. Its blade was blunt and laughed some more. He always this newspaper or let the histor- nicked and very dull and of not did like a good joke, I thought, and ical society know. Don't forget to much value in a real fight, but that remembered the times he told us watch this column for more stories night we felt protected, about his Halloween tricks when and happenings updates. We heard a car pull into the he was a kid. driveway. It was quiet outside "But how could they get a whole Happy Thanksgiving now. The wind had died down. It buggy up there," Jack asked. -- K[~ Crossword -- Last week's answers Solution time: 25 mins. A ,IF T P HR E E )10 D D | '[0 T S R E H lie E A )io D O | )IE R H -IA-U E ~,IS S N .IE T Reminder of newly expanded military tax credit Filing time for 2009 income the designated areas. The credit is the pay they received qualifies taxes is still months away, but $120 for each month served begin- to be excluded as combat pay from on Veterans Day, the Minnesota ning lan. 1, 2009. If veterans have federal gross income under Inter- Department of Revenue reminds not previously claimed their cred- nal Revenue Code Section 112; taxpayers about an important tax its, they can still file to receive the and benefit for members of the mill- credit for time served. their home of record during tary. This year, the Credit for Mil- To claim the credit, veterans months of service was Minnesota. itary Service in a Combat Zone has can complete and file Form M99, The Revenue Department has doubled. Credit for Military Service in a been participating in the state's "On Veterans Day we thank all Combat Zone, for the year(s) in reintegration training program for military members for the amazing which they served. Veterans may soldiers returning from deploy- service they provide year round," file Form M99 any time to claim merit. The training is coordinated said Revenue Commissioner Ward the credit based on service prior to by the Minnesota Army National Einess. "Increasing the military 2009. The department will accept Guard, and the Department of tax credit is just one way to show the 2009 Form M99 beginning Revenue provides staff members our appreciation for everything Jan. 1, 2010, for combat zone ser- to help service members complete our service men and women do vice performed in 2009. the necessary forms for the mil- and the sacrifices they make," The Form M99 is filed sepa- itary credit and assist with other The Credit for Military Service rately from Form M1, Minnesota tax matters. in a Combat Zone enacted by the Individual Income Tax Return. To date, more than 15,400 ser- 2006 Legislature and signed by Credits can be claimed for years vicemembershavefiledforrefunds Governor Tim Pawlenty is avail- prior to 2007 until Oct. 15, 2010. totaling more than $7,800,000. able to any member of the mill- Eligibility requirements For more information about the tary who served in a designated Veterans are eligible to receive tax credit, including required doc- combat zone or hazardous duty a credit for military time served in umentation, forms and instruc- area since Sept. 11, 2001. For years a combat zone if: tions, visit , or call (651) 296-3781 or equal to $59 for each month (or or qualified hazardous duty area (800) 652-9094. partial month) of service in one of anytime on or after Sept. 11, 2001;