The members of the Kingston Johnson Kelly American Legion and Auxiliary met Tuesday evening, March 25, 2014, at the Kingston American Legion Hall.
Spouses and guests were invited to attend, and all enjoyed the annual March pot luck supper honoring March, American Legion Birthday Month.
Following the dinner fellowship, separate meetings were held.
The Johnson Kelly Post meeting was called to order by Commander Keith Hanson. The American Legion Auxiliary was called to order by vice president Marie Williamson, with all repeating the Pledge of Allegience to the American Flag, singing the “Star Spangled Banner”, and repeating the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary. Prayers were by chaplain Chris Jeppesen, minutes read by secretary Rose Olson, and treasurer’s report by Mary Jane Arens.
The All-City Garage Sale sponsored by the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, May 10. Sign up now through May 1, at Tri-County News or the Harvest Bank. The event will be advertised in the Tri-County News, St. Cloud Times, and three other local papers. Maps will be available the day of the sale.
Groups and individuals from around the area joined Kimball elementary and high school students Tuesday, March 25, to pack 50,000 meals to be sent to a country where people are literally starving. Every day in the world, about 25,000 people die of starvation, 18,000 of them are children. This hands-on, global service project helped students to grasp the concept of world need. Kimball students and local organizations raised more than $9,000 for Kimball to be a meal-packing site. Volunteers worked in one-hour shifts, packing about 9,000 meals each hour. The Wirth Gym was full the entire day, with people packing, boxing and loading rice/chicken meal bags as part of the Impact Lives program. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua; watch for more next week.
While Central Minnesotans may have had their eyes glued to televisions the past couple of weeks watching coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner, one local
man had his eyes riveted on the actual search.
Navy Capt. Sean Liedman, son of Bill and Barb Liedman of Kimball, is the leader of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing -11 aboard Jacksonville Naval Air Base now situated in Perth, Australia. One of the unit’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft is one of the primary U.S. planes searching the southern quadrant for Flight 370.
Meanwhile, Capt. Liedman’s parents, Bill and Barb Liedman, have been following their son’s activities with great interest and pride.
“He still considers himself a kid from Kimball,” his father said last week. “He considers Kimball his home.”
“It’s unbelievable how he’s climbed the ladder so fast,” Bill Liedman said of his son’s assent in the naval ranks.
The Maine Prairie Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at Hendricks Bus Service office at 7 p.m. Thursday,
All interested parties are urged to attend.