Jim Wilkins turned 100 years old this year. His legacy is rich with history as he was named after James A. “Cap” Colehour – his grandfather, the last Civil War survivor in Otter Tail County and Mayor of Battle Lake. He was born in Battle Lake in 1915 and grew up at Oakwood Stock Farm and the Prospect House. He graduated from Battle Lake High School in 1933 and attended college at Concordia in Moorhead. Jim was an Eagle Scout and a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at Guadalcanal in WW II. After the war he taught at the Community College in Fergus Falls. He now lives with Judy, his 4th wife in Fargo.