The members of the Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483, and the Johnson Kelly American Legion Auxiliary Post 483 will have their annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Kingston Johnson Kelly Post Legion Hall.
Spouses are invited to attend. Remember to bring items for care packages going to deployed soldiers, also items for the white elephant auction.
South Haven Sportsman Club will be conducting their fall ATV safety training class starting at
12 p.m. Sunday, Oct 6. Signup starts at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own ATV if possible. For more information, call Jack at (320) 274-5748, or Norm at (320) 236-7448.
The South Haven Sportsman Club will be conducting their fall firearms safety training classes starting Tuesday, Sept. 10. Class dates are
Sept. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26. Field day will be Saturday, Sept. 28.
Class hours are 6-8:30 p.m. at the South Haven Community Center. Sign-up is starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. For more information, call Jack at (320) 274-5748, or Randy at (320) 828-2103.
The 94th State Convention for The American Legion Auxiliary was held July 18-20, at Mahnomen, Minn.
Auxiliary member from Kimball, representing the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #261 was LuAnn Marschel.
Raleen Tolzman of Cleveland, Minn., State President of the American Legion Auxiliary, presided. American Legion Department Commander Don Pankake from Hutchinson brought greetings. Martin Warnsholtz, the mayor of the city of Mahnomen, and White Earth Reservation Tribal Council Secretary/Treasurer Robert J. Durant welcomed everyone to Mahnomen. Incoming Honorary Department Junior President, Kaitlin Fernlund, a member of the Waite Park Unit #428, brought greetings from the Junior (members who are under the age of 18) Auxiliary.
Scott Thoma authored the book “Out of the Blue” about the F-5 tornado that swept through Tracy, Minn. This book will be featured at Breakfast Club 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 14 at Stearns History Museum and Research Center at 235 33rd Ave S., St. Cloud
On June 13, 1968, at 7:04 p.m., the first recorded F-5 tornado in Minnesota history swept through the small southwestern town of Tracy. The massive tornado destroyed several city blocks, killed nine people and injured more than 100 others. Scott Thoma, who was a little boy at the time, writes the story about a family who suffered through the storm. In Scott’s book, “Out of the Blue”, he describes the harrowing events Linda Vaske and her family endured. Linda was in the process of finalizing the adoption paperwork on two-year-old Nancy when this storm tragically changed their lives. Come to the Stearns History Museum for Breakfast Club on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m., to learn more about the heartbreaking events of this storm. This event is free to members, non-members $5.
Founded in 1936, the Stearns History Museum has focused on preserving and interpreting the history of the region for 77 years. The mission of the museum is to engage people in the exploration of the County’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspectives on the present, and inspiration for the future. The Stearns History Museum and Research Center is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.