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St. John's celebrates 100 years


Dawn Fossand

The door of the original St. John's Lutheran Church, located on Main Street. This building, once the site of the local Methodist and Lutheran churches, has long been in a state of disrepair.

A local church is soon to celebrate their established 100th anniversary, according to its pastor, Kenneth Mars whose wife was very instrumental in gathering information on the church history to share with our readers.

St. John's Lutheran church, currently located on Locust Street in Kimball, first began in June of 1916 and was located on Main Street in a church building north of the railroad tracks. This first church building was erected in 1888, and used by the Methodists.

"The records are a little fuzzy," Mars said, "but we are picking, June 25 and 26, because there is a statement in the...

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