Tricounty News

Hometown Heroes A new feature of the Tri-County News - Clayton Linn



We have been thinking for awhile now how to do a column dedicated to the many incredible people in our part of the world - one person at a time - and to some of the incredible things they do.

The recent passing of a true Hometown Hero, Clayton Linn, gave us the impetus to start now.

We invite nominations of ordinary people doing extraordinary things so we can profile them here and share them with our readers.

Call or e-mail us with your nomination(s)Clayton Linn was born in Maine Prairie Township and was a member of the Kimball High School Class of 1934. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, He taught at Meyer School (I wish I could have found the photo I have of that!). He was postmater in Kimball for 32 years. He was a coach and manager of Kimball's Junior Legion baseball. He was a long-time member of the Kimball American Legion, and served as its commander.

Clayton was a faithful man of God. He and Mabel were married for 67 years, and together they raised five children in Kimball. He lived to the age of 94.

One of his passions was gardening, another was raising prize-winning chickens.

The impact that Clayton has had on our area can still be felt today, and this is why he is our first, and most worthy "Hometown Hero."