Five Lions members were presented awards at the recent Lions meeting. They are (Left to Right), Pam Schindele - 20-year membership, Judy Dahle - Melvin Jones Award, Larry Matthiesen - 15-year membership, Pam Matthiesen - 15-year membership, and Alice Borchert - 10-year membership.
Lion Steve Menson was presented the Dream Catcher Award by 5M8 District Governor Donna Landwehr at the recent governor’s visit at the St. Augusta Legion. Submitted photos.
The Johnson Kelly Post 483 Auxiliary of Kingston met Tuesday, Feb. 25, with six members present because of the weather. The meeting was called to order by president Micki Turja.
Membership: We lost three members in the last two months.
Junior Auxiliary has met two times and they enjoy it very much. Any girl ages 0-18 may become a Junior Auxiliary member if your father, grandfather or uncle served in the service, you are eligible. If interested, contact Sandy at (320) 398-8025.
Dues for 2014-2015 will be the same as last year, senior members are $25, junior members are $5.
Annual reports are due April 15, 2014.
Join us for Breakfast Club at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, with Leigh Lenzmeier who will speak about his father E.C. “Ed” Lenz-meier. Ed was Stearns County Extension Agent and social entrepreneur from the early 1930s to the late 1960s. Extension was the linkage of the agricultural research results of the land grant universities to farmers. Ed Lenzmeier was key in the development of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA), Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Stearns Electric, and a case can be made of a “dotted line” association with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation formed 25 years after his death.
Breakfast Club is sponsored by Coborn’s pharmacy. March is nutrition month, in honor of this occasion breakfast items will be planned by a Coborn’s nutritionist. This event is free to members, non-members $7.
Join other avid genealogists at the Stearns History Museum from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, for an in-depth instructional webinar on Ancestry.com. Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives will be the presenter.
Ancestry.com is one of the top genealogical websites. Its collections, databases, and tools provide helpful assistance in everyone’s genealogical research. This presentation will provide a tour of the site, the various subscriptions including the Library Edition (available in the Research Center at the Stearns History Museum), how to search the collections and how you can use sites like this to organize your research. Lori will also explain how Ancestry.com fits into the online genealogical community. There will be information for all levels of genealogical expertise. RSVP is required and space is limited.
About the Presenter: Lori Bessler has worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives, one of the top five genealogical libraries in North America, since 1988. She is a Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator. Lori has lectured throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest on genealogical topics for more than 25 years and has been researching family history for more than 35 years.
Mark your calendars for the Seventh Annual Sportmans Night Out which will be at Powder Ridge north of Kimball Friday, April 11. The event is sponsored by Maine Prairie Ducks Unlimited Chapter #312. This event includes raffles for a Fishing package, Waterfowl/Turkey Hunting package, Tier Raffle, 3-Gun Raffle, shell toss Duck Hunters package, Pull Tab Gun Raffle, Green Wing Raffle Sponsored by The Kimball Rod and Gun Club, and a Deer Hunting package.
The Big Dog gun is a Benelli Montefeltro Silver, DU engraved 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun. Other packages will be available with a total of at least 12 shotguns and rifles raffled. A silent auction will also include many donated items from area businesses and DU merchandise. A sit-down dinner of chicken or braised beef will be included.
Purchase your tickets soon, as no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Jamie Kurkowski at (320) 241-6975 for tickets or more information. There is a limited number of tickets sold this year.