Labor Day has greatly evolved from uncertain origins

Historians debate true founder By Tom Emery, Historian This weekend, millions of Americans will hit the road, fire up the grill, and swarm to the beaches for the Labor Day weekend. The holiday has evolved dramatically from its origins, which are debated today. What is clear, though, is the designation of Labor Day as a…

St. Anne’s celebrates 100 years

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The original plan was to hold a dinner and reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Anne’s Parish in Kimball. That would be Sept. 13, 2020, and the plan was to include this celebration in the annual parish festival that weekend. But along came COVID-19 and all plans were…

St. Anne’s 100th anniversary
In a ceremony somewhat subdued by COVID-19 restrictions, St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball honored their 100th anniversary Sunday afternoon, July 26.It started with a gathering of parishioners and friends in the parking lot, along with a cadre of church officials. They then proceeded into the church for a special mass. Watch for more details…
Auxiliary Presidents History

The Auxiliary Unit 261, Kimball, was organized at the home of Mrs. C. D. Brower June 1920. The first meeting in July 1920 was at the homeof Mrs. W. H. Metcalf. Presidents are nominated and voted in by the members of the Auxiliary. 

20 years since the unthinkable happened

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The original events occurred overnight April 1, 2000. Just six miles and six hours apart, the Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins burned to the ground, as did a home in rural Kingston. No one was injured in the church fire, but three bodies were found in the house fire…

Kimball Legion 100-year celebration postponed

The planning committee for our 100-year celebration has decided to postpone our party until further notice during these uncertain times. We will still plan for the celebration at a later date. Thank you for your support and patience. For God and Country Kimball Legion Planning Committee

The American Legion Auxiliary through the decades

We reflect strongly on our bond with The American Legion. We have strengthened our close ties and jointly identify as a “Legion Family,” along with Sons of The American Legion and the Legion Riders. 1919 – 1st National Convention: The American Legion authorized the establishment of a women’s auxiliary. 1920 – A.L.A. goes from zero…

Independence Day – July 4th

Compiled by Marilynn Sterling Because of the pandemic, this year’s 4th of July celebrations likely will be much quieter than in past years. Celebrations with fireworks date back to 1777 when a ship’s canon fired a 13-gun salute to honor the 13 colonies that made up the country when the Declaration of Independence was written…

In memory of Frederick A. Metcalf

The Kimball Legion Post was named for Frederick A. Metcalf. Metcalf was the first Kimball man to lose his life in the war. Metcalf died in the service to his country at Great Lakes Naval Training Station on Jan. 30, 1918. He had attained the age of 23 years, 4 months, and 9 days. Frederick…

History of American Legion programs

March marks National Security Month. Looking into how our programs started and how we support them. The American Legion from its birth has been the foremost champion of national security. Legionnaires, being war veterans, made realistic by battlefield experiences, are keenly aware of America’s need for a strong defense. Adequate training and equipment have grim…

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