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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Year In Review March Jeff sporting his latest gold medal TWO TIME CHAMP,I Jeff Cooley ends second perfect sea- son with a 2A State championship better servme and would be more compatible with new software being used by the library system. Previously the council OK'd the proposal with the stipulation that the anten- nae not be installed on the roof. Gould told the council the antennae would not be fas- tened to the roof, but would be anchored to a metal frame which would be secured to the roof with cinder blocks. ST PAUL -- Senior wrestler Jeff Cooley is no stranger to the State Wrestling tournament. He has made the trip for the past five years placing sec- ond wrestling at 103 as an eighth grader. In his fresh- men and sophomore years he attended but did not place. But the last two seasons he has won the State 2A cham- pionship with a total of 66 consecutive wins. City ponders internet change WESTBROOK -- Jodi Reng and John Gould from the Plum Creek Library sys- tem were on hand to field questions about changing the internet system at the library. Librarian Karl Ourada had requested to have Plum Creek install a new satellite system at no cost to the city. The system would provide Huldrich and Isabel smell the roses for 71 years March 30, 1932. It must have been a March similar to what we have been experi- encing the past week, because roads were muddy. So muddy that the pastor performing Huldrich and Isabel Nibbe's wedding cere- mony hadto leave his car at the bottom of a muddy hill and walk to the rural Rosehill church, and the team of horses pulling a cart of wedding guests couldn't make it to the top of the hill. Isabel had baked and deco- rated their wedding cake, and her dad had taken her to town so she could get her hair fixed for the big day. Huldrich, who grew up in Ormsby, can relate in great detail how he got from Ormsby to Westbrook, where he met Isabel. Born one of seven children, he began working for farmers when he was 15 years old. The pay? Just $16 a month, and half of his wages went to his mother for family expenses. Board signs energy savings contract with Axiom Solutions Representatives from Axiom Solutions, Alan Grayum and Madonna Ricken presented a final written proposal to identify energy saving projects for the district. After meeting with school officials a new figure of $588,000 for the building improvement project was set. The new figure was paired down from a previously pro- posed figure of $922,000. The committee worked with Grayum and Ricken to determine the most cost effective items to include in the ten year project. The total annual expen- ditures for energy related expenses will be $403,000, the annual energy and oper- ational savings will be $73,372. These savings are guaranteed by Axiom. Grayum said the project has gone through legal review and the contract is ready to sign." He was asked about when the project will begin. Assuming the board signs the contract now it would start in May and be 95 per- cent complete by this fall. The board passed a roll call vote to approve the con- tract with Axiom Solutions. Council discussed unlicensed vehicles and spring cleanup WALNUT GROVE-- Finding a civil defense direc- tor was discussed during Merna Malmberg's police report at the March 10 city council meeting. Unlicensed vehicles that are not stored in sheds and other items that need cleaning up were also discussed. Letters will be sent to residents who need to spruce up their yards for spring. Isabel and Huldrich Nibbe share many memories from the past 71 years. Captain John Wiggins serv- ing in Iraq Captain John Wiggins is one of those soldiers fight- ing in Iraq while his wife Mara and his parents Art and Janice Wiggins keep the home fires burning. The pride of Mara, Art and Janice Wiggins comes through loud and clear as they talked about John. Mara, Art and Janice" recapped John's career thus far. After graduation from Walnut Grove High School in 1986, John attended Mankato State University getting a degree in law enforcement. While in col- lege Wiggins gained his commission as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program. After his graduation John married his wife Mara in August of 1990. They went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he served on active duty for four years. John was in Officers Basic Course during the Gulf War Desert Storm, which wound down as he completed his field artillery training. Christian Skjervold receives Royal Order of Merit FRIDLEY -- ff you're talking Norwegian your talk- ing Christian Skjervold. Skjervold has dedicated most of his life to study and pro- motion of his Norwegian her- itage. In the last fifty years he has been involved in starting a college in Norway to his promotion of Norway in the upper Midwest. Recently 65 year old Skjervold was honored by the King of Norway with the Royal Order of Merit. The ceremony took place at the consul general of Norway's home in Wayzata, where friends and relatives gathered for the rare occa- sion. Consul General Thor Johansen said, only four or five people worldwide receive the award. Ap "1 Wilder Museum rl and you, museum begins twenty ninth season The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is now open for its 29th season. What started out small, in rented space, now includes 6 exhibit build- ings with easy access from Highway 14. The new attraction this year is the Early Settler's Home, which was built in the 1890's and was possibly a summer kitchen at the Eleck Nelson home. It will open later this spring. A committee was recently formed to begin planning for a 30th anniver- sary celebration in October 2004. Amy Ankrum, office man- ager, and Nicole Elzenga, col- lections manager, bubble With enthusiasm when they talk about their work with the local museum and its membership in the Minnesota State Historical Society. The scope of the Lee Mishke flipped pancakes at the Breakfast as Don Ewy looks on. museum is anything but local because the Walnut Grove museum is affiliated with four other Wilder muse- ums in the upper Midwest. State budget cuts will probably not be felt until next year WESTBROOK -- With a huge State Budget Deficit looming, city and county gov- ernments are taking a strong look at their budgets. In Westbrook the city is looking at a shortfall of about $25,000 for this year and about $58,000 next year. Mayor Harold Schmidt said this years cuts will not have much impact on this years budget, but people will feel it more next year. Some of the things that will be affected next year will be, possibly dropping the branch pickup program, and holding down overtime hours. Other items will be Immanuel Westbrook. dedication building stained glass Raymond family. The service vestibule in stained glass the front Since the stained glass is Thou Art, that sung by those including a family Dean creator Kris pretation of windows. Hot cold Board old The addressed a has surfaced years. deficits. board does not x{ WALNUT GROVE -- Troy Nissel left stands Becky and Andy Foster in the spacious Plum Creek Cabinets & Construction Street. The business specializes in custom as well as all types of new construction looked over when the council begins working on the next budget. Immanuel Baptist dedi- cates additions Sunday afternoon, mem- bers and friends of make money they would cut their losseS. For the board has thousand dollars lunch account" when they through the they judgement could not i: ii  ?: 7 ;'i This supplement [)fought to you by the following businesses Currie . Murrayland in Business sin 'r Ph. 507-763.3262 Walnut Grove in Busin00s