He had the back of the Man in Black.
For nearly 10 years, Ron Hoxmeier’s job was to be the bodyguard for country music legend Johnny Cash. It was a role that took Hoxmeier around the country and allowed him to meet some of the biggest singers in the business, including Willie Nelson, June Carter Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings.
Not a bad gig for the son of a Nebraska farmer who moved to Eden Valley in the 1940s after three years of drought left them high and dry.
Hoxmeier, now 73, remembers his father telling him that he saw a license plate that read “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Well, after so many droughts, that seemed like a good place to be, so he loaded up the family and moved northward.
Hoxmeier graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1958, and he knew one thing; he did not want to be a farmer. He landed a job in the Twin Cities driving truck for a company that hauled explosives to the Twin Cities Arsenal.
The Kimball FFA held its third annual Car and Tractor Show from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, as part of the Kimball Days Celebration. The Car and Tractor Show had 57 entrants, concluding that they had a great turnout. Of course, nothing could be possible without the car and tractor show’s sponsors, they include: Knaus Sausage House, JB Liquor, Images by Marguerite Photography, Styme Industries, S.O.B.’s Bar and Grill, Tri-County News, Triple R Grill & Bar, Ag Venture Feed & Seed, Mies Outland, Red Goat Bar & Grill, Pearl Lake Lodge, French Lake Auto Parts, Schwieters Chevrolet, AK Graphics, A.M. Maus and Son, Arnolds of Kimball, Diva’s of Kimball, Gohmanns Foods, Hendricks Bus Service, Kimball Auto Parts, Harvest Bank of Kimball, Kimball Garage, Kimball Chiropractic, Kimball Golf Club, Kim-built Propane, Kimball/Watkins Veterinary Clinic, and Mom’s Place of South Haven. The Kimball FFA gives a big thank you out to all of its sponsors, as well as everybody who came out for the Car and Tractor Show, and all entrants who entered the show. We hope to see you all again next year.
Lip Sync Winners - Kuechle Underground Sponsored Event
Hallie Arnold-First Place
Madi & Kaitlyn Truenow-Second Place
Austin Decknatel-Third Place
Watermelon Eating Contest Winners - Gohmann’s Sponsored Event
Ages 4-6-Hank Meyer
Ages 7-9-Ashton Hannen
Ages 7-10-Brandon Guggisberg
Ages 11-13-Maddy Hannen
The Little Miss Kimball coronation took place Friday evening, Aug. 9. Crowned were queen Zya Lueders (center), and princesses Hallie Arnold (left) and Ellie Kuechle (right). Photo courtesy of Images by Marguerite.
Catholic Charities Senior Dining of Kimball is holding a special “Dog Days of Summer” on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at St. Anne’s Cafeteria, beginning at 11:15 a.m. coffee/treats.
Bring pictures of your dog (or dogs) either from the past or present.
The following special menu will be served:
• Hot dog on a bun with fixings
• Potato salad
• Barking baked beans
• Puppy chow
Senior Dining offers a nutritious meal in a warm and caring atmosphere with friendship and fun for persons 60 years of age and over.
Join us! Call 398-2211, ext. 13, for more information.
partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Council on Aging as part of the Older American Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.