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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, January 7, 2004 Page 3 men report - From front page wife Heidi is email may take as long to on a Family receive as a regular letter, Chain in and Jeremy added that he that was will probably have to stand the Gulf War. in line 2 or 3 hours to call provides the home. members Paul Vosberg, Dovray, others who is another local member of Understand what the 452nd who left from to be left behind Worthington yesterday. Late responsibilities, last year he was called upon has set up a to fill a vacancy in a care system Michigan unit; but he was It hasalsomade able to return home and so that wasn't sent to the Middle access is Ease at that time. The the sol- Sentinel carried a story on their families, him at that time. however, that Paul and Jeremy posed for this picture at the Worthington Armory before leaving on Tuesday. Adventure Van Loh -- 4-H sure since I was a That thought my mind as I area 4-H and leaders Adventure on 31 in Storden. airplanes is a curriculum? I designs shaving cream food coloring? only two of the projects available to try. The pur- 2-hour session troduce children to the many learning opportu- e are in the dozens airplane con- a learning proj- aerospace project; designs could of creative arts or self-determined projects. Gardening principles are taught when children plant a few grass seeds in the top of their potato man, while food/nutrition facts are learned when painting toast with colored milk. Cottonwood County currently has thirteen 4-H clubs with about 300 mem- bers and 130 volunteer lead- ers. New members are always welcome. The top five general 4-H projects are food and nutrition, photography, fine arts, crafts, and shop, but there is a project to develop the varied interests any child may have. To find out more about joining a club in the area, contact Carolyn Enstad (Ann Go Getters), 274-5189; Kent Erickson (Storden Strivers), 445-3369; Mary Rupp (Westbrook/Rosehill), 274- 6259; or DeAnn Conrad (Westbrook/Rosehill), 274- Council approves -- From from page 1 For business revitalization the funds can be used for exterior repairs, energy improvements, code viola- tions, and handicapped accessibility. Onken told the council it is crucial for the city to care- fully target areas where there is a strong need for improvements. The cost of writing the application is $7,500 for Single Purpose and $8,500 for Comprehensive. She also said if they do not get the grant they will continue to do the applications for free until they are funded. The council voted to pro- ceed with the application for a comprehensive grant. County Commissioner Gary Sorenson and County Engineer Jerry Ingstrom spoke to the council about an overlay project scheduled for this summer. The council had previous- ly discussed a drainage prob- lem from the Davis Avenue (County Road 7) where the storm sewer drains just south of third street. Ingstrom said when they do the resurfacing project they would like to extend the tile about 500 feet. This would eliminate the erosion problem that now exists. However they are looking at a commitment from the city to share 35 percent of the cost. The cost is estimat- ed to be about $10,000 this would end up costing the city about $3,500. After discussing the mat- ter the council approved the project with a cap of $5,000 for the City's portion. The fire department requested a raise in their fire relief fund from $600 to $650. The request was approved. At last months meeting the council looked into the possibility of moving the police department to the for- mer Westbrook Vet Clinic building. After checking over the condition of the building, the council decided not to pursue the purchase of the building. City clerk Rachel Christians said she had received a request from a person interested in some property on Third Street to have the property rezoned for residential property. After learning what it would take to get utilities in there the council decided not to rezone the property. A building permit was granted to the Good Samaritan Center to add on a walk-in cooler and freezer. POLICE REPORT: 2 accidents, 2 assists, 3 ambulance calls, 3 citations, 2 expired plates, a stop sign violation, 1 dog bite, 7 open doors, falsified document case, 7 funeral escorts, gas leak found north of town, and security alarm. The following appointments were made for 2004: Acting mayor John Madson, Park & Pool Harold Schmidt, Dennis Phelps, Streets Craig Jans/John Madson/Rocky Kolar, Finance Harold Schmidt]Craig Jans/Rachel Christians, Emergency Weather director John Madson, Community Center John Madson, City Assessor Cottonwood County Assessor, Newspaper Sentinel Tribune, Bank Depository - Bank Midwest, City Attorney Frank Nielsen, Library - Dennis Phelps, Economic Development Harold Sch midt/John Madson/Dennis Phelps, Personnel (evaluation) Harold Schmidt/John Madson, Emergency Management Director - Alan Wahl F'lCkson, Storden, works intently on his potato in Madson- - page raiser will be pay for his raedical expenses continues his If you would make a dona- Bill Richards or at 274-6111. Checks should be made out to the Jordan Madson Benefit C/O Bank Midwest in Westbrook. Of course everyone is welcome to attend the bene- fit this Sunday. Jordan is the son of Greg and Joyce Madson of Westbrook. Year- New Name Midwest Credit Center "Your Auto Loan Solution" CREDIT PROBLEMS? NO PROBLEM. 866-675-7858 Ask For Dylan 24 Hour Application Hotline 800-990-4699 e In 2004 , we look forward to Wing your banking needs as First Security I00ank- Storden Same people, same friendly service COnveniently located at Renville & Lamberton LOOK FORWARD :3 SERVING YOU MORE IN 2004. Member FDIC Amber Wallman, Westbrook/Rosehill 4-H Club, demon- strated creative designs with shaving cream. Ashley Anderson learns how to paint on toast using milk tinted with food coloring. Tree of Lights additions In memory of Walter Jensen; Stella Jensen; and Lucille Leraas from Jeanette Sundahl. In memory of Lillian Boeck; Herbert Hanson; Kathryn Knudson; Elaine Boeck; and Stewart Baack from Westbrook Funeral Home. ip| |Im|ll|mmlm| |mlam|lammllmlrdm(m| mmm m| | m| |m| ||| | | mm| m iwmN MOST BEAUTIFUL ' m.  m  m m Trophmm mm . qm. n,(k,.mmum .mORN' C4rmms ' TO 'I :    f ..... itlfo--  -- rrntlo--n o7 ....... t,tst ...... vo-- -- 7  OLD | - II   call Nett Star Dicovery lt*c toll free , II !l '' ltmls'''] www newstardtscover corn | w-- I " m Y" II mlZI]k KII& I[I I  t t41"$11 l: | | Coleman announces $1.7 mil- lion health insurance award Grant will be used to offset losses in the state's high-risk health insurance fund, which offers health coverage to the uninsurable Uninsured Minnesota citizens with medical con- ditions too far advanced to qualify for conventional health coverage will receive the health insur- ance they need thanks to a $1,710,789 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Senator Norm Coleman announced. Our goal should be to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care, Coleman said. This grant, which will help ensure that even Minnesotans with far advanced serious illnesses can get adequate health care, m an important step forward in meeting that goal. 26,000 people are cur- rently covered by Minnesota's high-risk pro- gram, which covers 6 per- cent of the state's individu- ally insured population. This HHS grant is one of 16 grants distributed to states with high-risk insur- ance plans, totaling nearly $30 million. Enrollment in high-risk pools is growing across the country, and cur- rent participants total more than 172,000 individ- uals. States that were eligi- ble for the grant received a match of up to 50 percent of the losses incurred in the operation of the high-risk pools. Funds were distrib. uted based on the number of uninsured individuals in each state. The HHS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the program. The grant will help Minnesota to continue to provide access to health care through its high-risk pool for the uninsured, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson said. Individuals who benefit from these pools usually have a history of health problems that make it extremely difficult to find affordable health coverage in the individual market. The grants were authorized in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002. Under the plan, grants are avail- able to states that did not have a qualified high-risk insurance pool as of August 6, 2002, the day President Bush signed the Trade Act into law. The grants are part of the Bush Administration's strategy for expanding access to health care for more than 40 million uninsured Americans. NOTICE! Filings for two positions on the Redwood County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Board of Dlmctom are now being accepted at the home office in I.amborton, Minnuota. The term is for three (3) years each. In order to file for those positions, you must be a participating policyholder of the Mutual. Closing date for this filing is January 20, 2004. Tim directors' terms that are expiring are: Dick Knakmuhs and Norman Ramey, both directors who will not be seeking re-elec- tion. Gwefl E. Bataldafl, Manager II III IIII I I :/