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Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Kimball favors Guernsey Stock (Reprinted from April 3, 1999, Tri-County News; originally appearing in the June 19, 1922 St. Cloud Daily Times.) Sherwood farm has some of the best Guernsey cattle in the state, which have won many prizes. One of the often-visited show places of Kimball is the Sherwood Guernsey farm, owned and operated by Dr. George E. Sherwood, prominent Kimball physician. The farm, which adjoins the village, is composed of 146 acres of excellent pasture and cleared land.  The farm is recognized as furnishing exceptional quality milk and it is for this reason that the Soo Line dining cars are exclusively furnished with milk from the Sherwood Guernsey cows. Guernsey milk is of a yellow color, indicative of heavy butterfat and the much talked of vitamin content. The stock is of purebred and grade Guernsey stock, about 40 heads in number. The herd is led by Lady Rebecca, prize yearling heifer, who took first prize at the last Benton Fair, defeating the heifer which took first place at the State Fair shortly after. Several other prize winning cattle are included in the Sherwood stock. ********** Kimball Community Club tells world its many advantages (Reprinted from March 27, 1999, Tri-County News; originally appearing in the June 19, 1922, St. Cloud Daily Times.) The Southern Gate to Stearns County, on main line of Soo Railway - a junction point on two trunk highways. Municipal camping ground with shade and spring water. Good schools and excellent churches. Has day and night electric service. Rich farming country with large crops every year. Best chance for farmers seeking land at reasonable prices. Well equipped creamery. Ten beautiful trout streams stocked with speckled beauties. Community fairgrounds and sales pavilion. Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. A properous pickling station. Sixty miles west of Minneapolis. New settlers always welcome. Editor's Note: The Kimball Community Club was the forerunner of the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce. ******** Congratulation to the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce, celebrating their 13th year since its inception, following in the footsteps of the historic Kimball Community Club. The Kimball Business and Community Expo is just one of numerous events promoting the Kimball area advantages they continue to tell the world about. Much appreciation is due their capable, dedicated officers in leadership and the support of its growing, faithful membership. ********** In 2008, preserving buildings and independent businesses, with the support of the community, will put life back into small town America. The small community provides a quality of life alternative for those who choose not to live in an urban setting. But, if you change the character of a small community, you've lost it. That's why it is so important to preserve and enhance what is already there. Small town America provides a wonderful place for "city dwellers" to spend a day or weekend. Residents of highly populated areas can visit "another world" and experience another lifestyle without traveling hundreds of miles, step back in time without sacrificing any amenities. In the Kimball area, visitors can see real working farms, hike through Willow Creek Park on the edge of town, where they can see flora and fauna native to Minnesota in its natural habitat. Skiers can enjoy the slopes at Powder Ridge 1 1/2 miles north of Kimball. Golfers can play the beautiful and challenging public course just south of town. One can browse and shop in the area also. Kimball is easy to find and it is located on two Minnesota state highways - 15 and 55 - only 15 minutes from I-94 in an area of excellent fishing lakes. It's just an hour's drive from I-494 in the Twin Cities on Highway 55 west. ********** Kimball's City Hall restoration continues. You can help with a donation and have your name on the next donor plaque. We're poisted for Phase 4. As a city-owned structure on the National Register of Historic Places, the Minnesota Historical Society will match dollar-for-dollar all funds we raise. This is a great opportunity to multiply your gift. Thank you for partnering with us in preserving Kimball's only   National Landmark. Your generous donation will help us preserve this priceless part of Kimball history, and is fully tax deductible. Call (320) 398-5743 or (320) 398-5250 for more information. ********** Congratulations to winners of our Expo door prizes: Mary Hinz, crystal bowl; Lori Rice and Steve Capes, Maine Prairie booklets; Allen Hechtel, Centennial History Map; Joe Krippner, keepsake coffee cups; Karen Christofferson, keepsake trivet; Beth Young, Joann Strand, Phyllis Nordstrom and Joyce Albert, keepsake notecards; and John Stein, Historical Society membership. ********** Tuesday, April 22, is the CORRECT DATE for the Kimball Historical Society's next meeting at 7 p.m. in the historic city hall. Never have we featured the outstanding history of funeral care until now by area owner Art Dingmann. A history mystery: why is a "wake" called a "wake"? You won't want to miss this. Everyone is welcome, so join us for a great evening that includes refreshments and reminiscing among   friends. ********** For more information about out programs, meetings, 2008 events schedule, membership or information and items you may have for our collection or this column, please contact The Kimball Area Historical Society, Box 100, Kimball, Minn. 55353, or the phone numbers shown above. Watch this column regularly for the numerous events throughout 2008 and beyond. ********** "Trace the footprints of Kimball's cultural heritage."