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clay 14, 2004 )n entinel r ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 19 8 PAGES Year In Re'view 2003 was a year Westbrook Fitness Center Scheduled to open soon lasts and Dixie Severson, school ) secretary, has been involved coordinating vol- in between unsea- Weather. Ice to be care- ice condi- War vet years dollied their trailers and taken their tractors home to plug them in. The council felt it should be up to the truckers to line up electrical hook ups with some of the businesses locat- ed on Fourth Street. They also said they can park on the east end of Third Street. Mso those that wish to take their tractors home to plug in can continue to do that any time road restrictions are not in effect. May 3, 1952, he was return to the unteers and working on the restoration of the project. She will be moving her office into the center build- ing to act as fitness and wellness center coordina- tor as well as some secre- tarial duties. According to Severson they hope to be able to open the center by February 24th. She said this week 2nd Wind exercise equip- ment will be installing rub- ber flooring on one end of the room. Once the flooring is installed and the rest of the hardwood floor is refin- ished they will begin mov- ing in the new leased exer- cise equipment. _'--e',bruary Ihows a of himself as a young sol- the government, his medals and his purple heart- from the with the medal of appreciation from along with two , 'as injured in explosion that men. earned him a as well as and good in com- 'f the 50th the war, the gave his partici- did he three medals government? clear explana- government In awarding is not to wait 50 recognition. that recog- Falls last year. A from hand-deliv- and that were trucks, for carts Police told the had requests to see if :PrOvide winter a for their time semi to park or Third truckers have Riley Williams receives scout- ing's highest award WESTBROOK- From simple beginnings as a Boy Scout Riley Williams worked hard to earn scout- ings highest award, Eagle Scout. Sunday afternoon friends and relatives joined Riley at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The event was held at the community room in the high school. Benefit being planned for WWG student Mee Yang WWG -- On a chilly December night nineteen year old Mee Yang was returning from Tracy with several of her friends. Just a half mile west of Walnut Grove the driver of the car, eighteen year old Houa Her, met a car with it's bright lights on. Blinded by the bright lights Her left the road and then tried to pull back on losing control crossing into the other lane and rolling several times. Three of the five passen- gers were thrown from the vehicle. Mee was seriously injured with a broken jaw and a severe spinal cord injury to the upper neck, according to her half broth- er Harry Yang. Yang said her injuries has paralyzed Mee from the chest down. Yang said "she can move her left arm only a little." Paul Vosberg activated to serve in the Middle East DOVRAY -- For Army Reserve Sergeant Paul Vosberg it was like deja vu all over again -- twelve years ago Vosberg was acti- vated to serve in Saudia Arabia for Desert Shield which eventually became Desert Storm. Vosberg once again is awaiting a call for a possi- ble second stint in the Middle East. In fact by the time this story appears Vosberg will likely be on his way to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. WALNUT GROVE - Cindy Wahl shows off her new addition to her store "Oleson's Mercantile", in the new addition (formerly Jacobson's Funeral Home). She has added fresh flowers and many new gift displays. Cindy says she will completely revamp the older part of her store. City Engineer reviewed plans for street and sewer project WALNUT GROVE-- Andy Kehren, city engi- neer, was present at the city council meeting Monday, February 10, to review the plans for the Rural Development proj- ect scheduled for this summer. This will include water and sewer mains, storm sewer, street, curt and gutter work. Work needs to be done on obtaining some ease- ments. An existing ease- ment needs to be recorded in Redwood County. Hmong Culture History Center prepares for open house The SW Minnesota Hmong Culture History Center, located at the WWG Middle School in Walnut Grove, will soon be open to the public. Harry Yang is excited about the items he purchased on a recent trip to Laos, and he hopes to acquire even more items that tell the story of his ancestry. The purpose of the cen- ter is multi-faceted, accord- ing to Yang. First, it seeks to serve the growing num- ber of Hmong residents in SW Minnesota, including over 100 students in the WWG hool system, who want a place to preserve their heritage. Danielle Osland earned the top science award with her science project which involved building a working two person hover craft. She is pictured with science teacher Garret Bitker. Harry Yang stood by one of the many hand sewn wall quilts in the Hmong Center. L New State of the Art exercise equipment has been installed in the new Fitness Center in the old high school building. i