Tricounty News

Candidates sought for Fairhaven Picnic

The Fairhaven Old Settlers’ Day Picnic Association seeks candidates for the 2014-15 Royal Ambassador program. Candidates will participate in ambassador development activities, and three Royal Ambassadors will be crowned at the Fairhaven Old Settlers’ Day Picnic Saturday, June 28. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the Ambassador Coronation at 6 p.m.


Organizations sought for booths at Fairhaven Picnic

This is the 88th year of Fairhaven Old Settlers Day Picnic. It is coming June 28. The committee is working hard to make it a great day for all.

Any non-profit organizations that would like to have a game booth or stand should please register by calling Pam Schindele at (320) 236-7739.

Next OSD committee meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Fairhaven park pavilion. Anyone wanting to attend the meeting is welcome.

May 17: Studebaker Day

This event at Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale, is for all car lovers, but Studebakers are the feature cars, and the North Star Chapter of Minnesota is hosting this event 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

Currently electric vehicles have hit the news. However, electric cars are nothing new. Studebaker in 1902 manufactured and sold electric cars. Studebaker started producing wagons in 1852 and was the largest wagon manufacturer in the world. Studebaker wagons were used in the Civil War and were the wagon of choice in developing the West. Studebaker manufactured cars and trucks until 1966 and then closed because of economic reasons. The government at that time was not prepared to bail out car manufacturers. You will see Studebakers from the early 50s, the “Bullet Nose,” the mid 50s Loewy Coups, Hawks, Larks and the radical fiberglass sports sedan, the Avanti.

Joining us will be two other car clubs, the Wright County Car Club from Buffalo, featuring beautiful rods, customs and classics. New for this year is a club from Monticello, the Kingdom Cruisers.

If you have a classic car, even though it is not a Studebaker, come out and join us. Free admission if you bring a classic.

May 16: St. Cloud Singles Club Dance

The St. Cloud Singles Club plans a dance from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, with Southbound band at the Waite Park Legion. Admission is just $5 for members and $7 for non-members. All singles are welcome. For more information, call Deb at (320) 217-8779, or check out our web site at www.stcloud


Kimball Golf News May 8, 2014

The History of Kimball Golf Club – Part I 

Mary Johnson, Kimball Area Historical Society President, found this personal account, recorded by Luvern Hinz in 2009, about how he and his friend Elwood Erickson, both of Kimball, led the way in the development of Kimball Golf Course.

The following are the words of Luvern Hinz, who died in 2011: