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Community Club of Kimball is One of Action and Result

Reprinted from the Tri-County News Feb. 8, 2001. Text is from the St. Cloud Daily Times June 19, 1922.

Good Work Done By Members Recorded In Story By Brower

“Claude” Brower of Kimball not only a banker, but he is likewise an optimist and carries to a successful issue almost everything he undertakes. He is a leader in his community, and when he goes after a thing he gets it. Mr. Brower does not devote all of his time to counting sheckles, for he stands for everything that will advance the interests of not only his town, but the county and state as well.


Civil War digest: This week 150 years ago April 27-May 3, 1864

Major Highlights for the Week

Wednesday, April 27, 1864

Confederate President Jefferson Davis sent Jacob Thompson and C.C. Clay Jr., to Canada as special commissioners to see if Canada would assist in brokering a peace between the Confederate States of America and the United States government.

The Maryland Constitutional Convention met at Annapolis for their first session. The Convention would last until Sept. 6.

Skirmishing occurred at Decatur, Ala.; Taylor’s Ridge near Ringgold, Ga.; Troublesome Creek, Ky.; Masonborough Inlet, N.C., and Dayton, Mo.

Thursday, April 28, 1864

Fighting occurred at Princeton, Ark.; Johnson County, Mo.; and at the Big Bend of the Eel River, Calif. A minor bombardment began at Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, S.C., in which the Federal launched 510 rounds against the fort over the next week.


Author Dean Urdahl to speak April 29

At Cokato Historical Society Annual Meeting

Minnesota author Dean Urdahl will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Cokato Historical Society. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Library. Please use the library entrance.

Mr. Urdahl, a former high school social studies teacher and current state representative, will speak on his most recent book, “Conspiracy: Who Really Killed Lincoln.” This is the fourth installment in his Uprising series.


Civil War digest: This week 150 years ago April 20-26, 1864

Major Highlights for the Week

Wednesday, April 20, 1864

Confederate troops under Brigadier General R.F. Hoke, aided by the C.S.S. Albemarle, captured Plymouth, N.C. The federals lost about 2,800 men and a large quantity of supplies. It was the first major Confederate victory in the area for a long time and brought hope to the defenders of the Atlantic coast.

Major General Samuel Jones succeeded General P.G.T. Beauregard in command of the Confederate Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Beauregard moved to the heavily threatened post of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina.

President Abraham Lincoln ordered death sentences that were exacted by court-martial to be commuted to imprisonment on Dry Tortugas of Key West, Fla. The President also conferred with Lieutenant General Ulysses Grant, who was completing plans for a spring offensive in Virginia.


This Week in the American Civil War: April 13-19, 1864

Major Highlights for the Week

Wednesday, April 13, 1864

Admiral David Dixon Porter, with his Federal gunboats, reached Grand Ecore, La., on the Red River, despite the rapidly falling water level and continued enemy harassment. Major General Nathaniel P. Banks’s Federal retreat continued with no hope of renewing the campaign.

In Arkansas, skirmishing broke out at and near Richland Creek, and on the Spring River near Smithville.

Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s men skirmished again at Columbus, Ky., after yesterday’s Fort Pillow Massacre.