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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, January7, 2004 Walnut Grove EDA report -- From page l Summer time found the campground full most week- ends. The Frisbee Disc Course was a plus for the campers. Frisbee players came on a regular basis from the surrounding area to enjoy the challenging course. Thanks to A1 Nelson and his crew for grooming and pro- viding a wonderful place for family camping. Studio 10, a new beauty salon, opened this summer and is owned and managed by Julie Danielowski of Revere. Julie not only offers daytime hours, but also is open two evenings each week. Walnut Grove Oriental Foods is another new business in the city. The Wilder Festival was notified they were to remove a barn that had been successfully used the past few years during their festi- val. It will be moved after the 2004 Festival to the Pageant ground site and be used by the Wilder Pageant. The City of Walnut Grove has been working on funding new playground equipment for its main street park. The first playground equipment was installed for small youngsters. Additional equipment has been ordered for the older children. Funds have come from local fundraisers, matching funds, individuals and grants. The City of Walnut Grove contin- ues to raise funds to com- plete the project. The Casey Jones Trail from Pipestone to Walnut Grove continues to move for- ward. Wednesday, January 21, will be their annual meeting at which a board of directors Will be elected. An update of the progress to date will be given by Bob Klingle. DNR trail planner, Laurie Young, is working on the plan and we hope this will be in place by mid-sum- mer. This is a huge project with the efforts of 3 counties working together. Phase I will be from Pipestone to Lake Wilson, Phase II will be from Currie to Walnut Grove and Phase III will be from Lake Wilson to Currie. The group is looking for addition- al members to its "Friends of the Casey Jones Trail". Membership is $20 per year and may be obtained by mailing a contribution to P.O. Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172 In the 2003 Walnut Grove Area Foundation newsletter, Olga Tyler was honored for her dedication to the education of children and being a trusted friend and confidant to many. Donations are still coming in, and to date we have raised $1,755. The founda- tion is encouraging Family Endowments This is where $10,000 is given in memory or in honor of someone, a great way for a loved one to be remembered and where their memory is preserved forever. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway group meets twice a year. After the fall meeting, the group decided to invite Mansfield, MO, Independent, KS, and Malone, N.Y. to their spring conference. We are hoping to include these sites and plan projects to benefit each other. The five Laura Ingalls Wilder Museums on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highways will be featured in the first pages of "Itineraries Minnesota". This is a magazine that is distributed to 13,000 group tour planners in MN and Esther Christensen Died Saturday Laura Scarset, age 82, Esther Christensen, age died Sunday, January 4, 2004 at the Westbrook 97, of Westbrook, died Health Center Saturday, January 3, 2004 at her home in Westbrook. Funeral services will be Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Wednesday, January 7, January 8, 2004 at the 2004 at Trinity Lutheran Almlie Funeral Home, Church, Westbrook. Westbrook, with Pastor Visitation will be at the Rodney Benson officiating, church one hour prior to Prior to the service there services. will be visitation beginning " at 1 p.m. Laura Scarset died. Sunday several of the surrounding state. This article will appear in the January addi- tion. Looking forward to 2004: Plum Creek Park will host an open house in honor of its addition to the camp- ground including the Frisbee Disc course. Walnut Grove has been invited to participate in a Blandin Retreat at Rudgers. This leadership training is invaluable to a community It teaches the finest in lead- ership skills. A stirring com- mittee will be formed and applications will be offered. Julie Rath, Director of the RADC, wrote the application and the communities of the county were invited to sub- mit their partnership for this conference. The training will be in April. Walnut Grove's new senior housing complex will be built as soon as spring weather allows. Walnut Grove contin- ues to work together on proj- ects including the housing business development and tourism. It takes teamwork to get things done successful- ly and Walnut Grove is very good at it. r Baby it's Cold Steam poured out of vehicles and from build- ings as the temperature dipped below zero the past couple of days. The good news is there is a warming trend on the way. Area news briefs Fulda -- G.W (Doc) Schwarz entered the insurance industry in 1970. Doc has worked with Nickel and Associates Insurance Agency since 1985. He retired from the business on December 31. He plans to spend a great deal of his leisure time fishing and working with his herb and enzyme business. Lamberton -- The proposed Lamberton and Redwood County Waste-to-Energy facility to be located in Lamberton, continues to progress forward. The local group recently met with citizens and public officials from the 17-county region that the facility hopes to serv- ice, to hear concerns and comments. Nine counties have entered into an agreement to continue to explore the potential of turning municipal solid waste into steam and electricity. Slayton -- The Slayton Fire Department responded to what every fireman dreads during the Christmas holi- day on December 26. The call had been made by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the roof. The home of Orville and Char Grieme, Slayton,received extensive damage, according to Slayton Fire Chief, Tom Kappes. Tracy -- Jonna Grunden, Shanel Hansen, Casey Miller, and Chantalle Cooreman, took a flight to Florida on Sunday. On Thursday, the girls will bepart of a large dance ensemble providing half-time entertainment at the Capital One Citrus Bowl, pitting Purdue and the University of Georgia. The Tracy students are all Panther cheerleaders. They qualified for the trip during tryouts held at a cheerleading clinic in Iowa this sum- mer. CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6i36 1-800-410--1859 i Katherine Edsill died Find it fast in the Sentinel Tribun00i;e diedSUandr?neYEdsill'age86'Sunday, January 4, Service and Business ctory 2004 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center. Katherine was the mother of Gene Edsill, Westbrook. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2004 at Lindstrom Funeral Home, Cresco, IA. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering- Sides & Quarters Deef Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 EversChiropractiCwestbrook Area i " Wellness Center Dr. Mark A. Evers; Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. DUANE'S BODY Auto Body Repair & Specializing in auto glaSS Call 507-274-6655 Westbrook, MN. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-410- 1859 State Bank Kramer Insurance of Lucan Agency Serving the area R. M, "Rich" Kramer, since 1936 Agent 106 Main Street, Lucan, MN.50255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 ember FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160 Tracy Service Center Tom Hahn, Owner 410 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN. 56175 507-629-9243 G & R ELEC1 168 4th St., Tracy, MN. 56175 Maytag, Magic Chef, RCA & GE TV's & VCR & We service all makes and Residential & Commercial WidrJ Phone 507-629-4250 e-mail: Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel Alignment Glass ,nsta.eo We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrook, MN. 507- 274-6166 DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I appreciate your business. Don Paplow Julie's Studio 10 Family hair care & nail design. Hair, Nails, Tanning & Waxing Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 12 - 8 Wed. & Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Sat. 9:00 - 1:00 341 6th St. Walnut Grove, MN. 507-859-2O00 Revere Auto Body & $25 Gift Certificate at Largo, or the Med Club with a replacement or $500.00 Body FREE pick up & delivery. Loaner car We can handle all your inst 40 years + experience. 1-800-752-6103 if you would like to have your message appear on this directory please contact Wayne Rue at 274-6136 or 800-410-1859