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i : SENTINEL TRIBUNE MIRROR OF '3YGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO January 12, 1993 Ollie and Warren Parker of Revere knew their phone bill was going to be high, but they didn't know it would be THAT high. They received a call from A T & T warning them. Apparently, someone was using their A T & T phone card and had built up a bill of $1372. AT&Tis working on straightening out the bill, which the Parkers are not responsible for. WWG girls came up victo- rious for the second time this year when they-defeated Luverne 45-43 in overtime. WWG Middle School FLA- FHA is holding a "quilting bee" in the Walnut Grove Home Ec Room. The group received 150 cotton bats free to put together quilts for an AIDS or drug-addicted new- born. TWENTY YEARS AGO January 12, 1983 School Board members are studying their options for the rest of the school year. All of the built-in emergency days have been used up, and there is still four months of possible bad weather remaining. Temperatures remain mild in January, compared to December record lows and piles of snow. Twenty five of the thirty one days in December were recorded at below zero. Walnut Grove Loggerettes were defeated by the Westbrook Wildcats by just 4 points, losing 46-42. THIRTY YEARS AGO January 10, 1973 A loose wheel has been determined to be the cause of a train derailment near Farmers Elevator last Thursdas blocking the main line of the railroad. Due to morning darkness and daylight savings time, Walnut Grove schools will begin classes at 9:00 a.m., 50 minutes later than usual. School will be dismissed at 3:40. Area residents were disap- pointed if they were wanting to view the comet Koroutek. Cloudy conditions made it impossible to see it with the naked eye. Girl Scout Cookies: A Box full of Hopes, Dreams, and Aspirations It's that time again--- historical sites to the Girl Scout Cookie Season! Washington, DC area for Girl Scouts in the Westbrook girls in 5th through 12th and Walnut Grove area will grades, and science be selling Girl Scout Cookies overnight programs for girls from January 17 through in kindergarten through February 1. 12th grades. These were in This is not only a time addition to the many awe- for girls to sell Girl Scout some local girl-planned cookies, but through each activities and experiences. sale opportunity, customers Girls also earn incentives are providing a hands-on and "cookie dough", which experience for future corpo- can be used for trips, events, rate executives, entrepre- and Girl Scout clothing and neurs and business owners, items. In fact. 71% of the In Girl Scouts Peacepipe cookie proceeds are kept Council, which includes 25 within the council as profit counties in southwestern for local troops, incentives MN and Osceola County in for girls, and program activi- Iowa, girls are encouraged to ties to help make Girl use goal-setting as their Scouting available to every form of motivation for selling girl in the area who would cookies. After all, the Girl like to participate. Scout Cookie program activi- To make those hopes and ties are a bonafide confi- dreams become a reality in dence and self-esteem 2004, your Girl Scouts will builder, which provides be offering customers a opportunities for girls to choice of eight different cook- develop a strong sense of self ies during their sales pro- and achieve goals they set gram: Trefoils, Thin Mints, for themselves. Team sales Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si- goal setting is also included dos, All Abouts. and new this ineach oftheover 700troops year...Lemon Coolers and within the council. Double Dutch. A portion of the revenues Girl Scout cookies may from last year's Girl Scout be ordered directly from par: cookie Sale program were ticipating Girl Scouts or by used to fund leadership callingAngie Horkey at 274- training for girls in 6th 5936 in the Westbrook area through 8th grades, numer- or Frances Pfarr at 859-2436 ous educational trips from or Darla Bloch at 274-5101 touring southwestern MN in the Walnut Grove area. Large selection of fabrics I&M Upholstery Phone 859-2634 4 miles E. - 1 1/2 miles N. from Walnut Grove, MN, Rt. 1 Box 18 Revere, MN 56166 Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Land Rental Auction I have decided to cut back in my farming operation, therefore, I will offer fo parcel of land for rent at the/unedcan Legion Hall, 106 1st Averse East, rton, MN Tuesday, February 3, 2004 - 10:30 a.m. Legal Den: Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4); Section Thlrleen (13); Township One Hun Nine. North (109N), Nor Hem Tmmship, Range Thirty-six West (R3SW); Redwood County, State of Minneso corng ot 151.3 tillable acres, more or less. CER 68.3 F'SA Infonnatlon: Corn Base 75.1CC Tract Yneld 114; Soybean 75.2 CC Tract Y'mld 37; Wheat 0.1 CC Tract Ymld 37; 151.3 "filable Acres. Tlmm: 20% down the day of auction and the balance due March 1, 2004, also $15.00/acre x 151.3 on March 1, 2004, for titage. 11 owner will nct allow beets to be raised on bhe farm, the feCizer most be main- all or any bids. The farm has some panem blng done in 1996, them is a 16-inch ouilet Owner wgl makn the road Ntches. Rx Ifmg maps and FSA information, coaact Rich Rekler, 507-723-.5233. Perry Kronback, owner Community VFW donates Last week the Westbrook VFW Club presented a check for $1,500 to the WWG Music Boosters. Accepting the check are band and choir members from left, Aleida Van Maasdam, Beckah Kopperud, VFW representative Dennis Timgren, Nathan Swanson, and Alex Johnson. MEP applauds Governor for staying true to CREP Expresses disappointment in water protection, healthy community recommenda- tions The MN Environmental Partnership (MEP), a coali- tion of 80 conservation and environmental member organizations, expressed both approval and disap- pointment with Governor Tim Pawlenty's environmen- tal bonding recommenda- tions. Below is a statement released by Anne Hunt, MEP Environmental Program coordinator. CREP We applaud the Governor for staying true to his commitment to the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. We should reward Minnesota farmers who act as good stewards of their land and voluntarily set aside a por- tion of their marginal land to help keep our rivers clean and provide wildlife habitat. We also urge the Governor to stay true to his commitment to let farmers have the option to choose permanent easements, and not bend to the demands of large special interests. The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program per- mits our state to build upon the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt who had the foresight and determina- tion to create our national park system by protecting and preserving the nation's .pristine natural resources. It is a conservation program that is fiscally responsible. It's a program supported by Minnesota hunters and anglers, who seek to enhance Minnesota's wildlife habitat. Protecting and restoring our water and land We appreciate the Governor's attempt to pro- tect and restore Minnesota's rivers, lakes and streams from neglect, runoff and con- tamination, however, the need is much greater than his recommendations reflect. As an example, he does not include any funds for Streambank and Lakeshore Erosion Control. (MEP had recommended $5.3 million for this program). In addi- tion, the Governor's recom- mendations are also defi- cient in the areas of Native Prairie Bank Easements, Scientific and Natural Areas, Metro Greenways, Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Wildlife Area Land Acquisition, RIM Wildlife Management Area Development, State Park Acquisition, State Forest Land Acquisition and Local Initiate Grants. (MEP rec- ommended $39.78 million for these 8 programs com- pared to the Governor's $18.1 million). As the pressures for development and growth press against our lands and waters, we need to stand firm to our commitment to protect and restore Minnesota lands and waters. These protections are critical to our Minnesota quality of life and are highly valued by Minnesota residents. Healthy communities We are disappointed in the small amount of funds that Governor Pawlenty has dedicated to cleaning up our rivers, lakes and streams through the Wastewater Infrastructure Fund. Our position is for $30.6 million in bonding recommendations for this program, compared to the Governor's $10 mil- lion. We are further disap- pointed with the small amount that the Governor has allocated to protect our ground water from potential contamination in his closed landfill recommendation. MEP supports $26.092 mil- lion for this program in the amount of the MN Pollution Control Agency's original request to the Governor - compared to his $14 million recommendation. We must fund smart investments and find .practi- cal solutions to protect our water for the health and safety of our children, fami- lies and communities. The MN Environmental Partnership is a statewide coalition of 80 conservation and environmental organi- zations, with combined memberships " totaling 500,000 Minnesotans, work- ing together to protect and restore Minnesota's environ- ment. CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR You 2 Weeks Special on Direct T.V. Satellite A single unit installed $19.95 A dual unit installed $29.95 J & J Satellites Sanborn, MN 56083 507-648-3821 III Public Health receives Grant Redwood and Renville County Public Health departments have been awarded a Family Planning Grant from the MN Dept. of Health for 2 years. This allows the counties to con- tinue providing affordable birth control to county resi- dents. We are very pleased to have received the grant, especially with cuts in so many services, stated Jill Bruns, Renville County Public Health director.- Family Planning is for anyone who wishes to pre- vent or postpone pregnancy. Local medical clinics are contracted with to provide the clinical services. Services covered include a physical exam, counseling and information, birth con- trol supplies, pregnancy testing, and sexually trans- mitted disease testing. These services are complete- ly confidential. The cost for the services and supplies depends on your income. The value of the services is nearly $500 a year, but that is nominal compared to an unwanted pregnancy, said Bruns. This is one of the most basic pre- vention efforts that the counties have. People choose the birth" control method that is best for them. Oral contracep- tives the pill Depo-Provera the shot, and foam and con- doms are the most popular. The patch will also be added as a choice this year. For more information or to sign up for family plan- ning services, people should call their county public health service office in Redwood County at 507- 637-4041 or Renville County at 320-523-2570. Wednesday, January 14, 2004 W GR N Teri lterder Jim and Kay Remsen, IA the Kath, Tracy, dinner on present were Kim Jeanine of Michael Stacy Burnsville, A1 Grunden Jessica Lenertz, all Jamie Zeug and Ethan Grunden Luther Bakken, Lou: spent the Ernest and Bakken home. Meribel Hansen Schmidt Sunday  View Manor Jim and Terl Blahnik Mason bowling afternoon in National Ame Legion Com to visit Posts , The Nation Legion Brieden of will be visiting January 25-28. American of Redwood escorting him state. They will be ill at the Willmar, Falls, and Sleepy on January 27 P.M. coffee stop the Willmar Tuesday, January 320-235-8136 ff attend. 38 will be supper. ets will be must be Tuesday, January Harold Read 4034 or tickets or more (Note the Sleepy Eye serving a A.M. on January 28. C 6408 and leave Let's show Commander a welcome . by least one o'f AVAIl Valley View Manor currently opening for a night shift Position includes working 8 in a 2 week period. You are to work every other and rotating holidayS. Benefits includ0! Competitive wages, experience differential, Vacation, sick and leave pay and fringe benefit Applicant must have a current MN IF INTERESTED PLEASE SHAWNA DORR, DON at 507-752-7346 to set up a an interview. Applications picked up at Valley View East 9th Ave., Lamberton, MN