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TRIBUNE Year In Review Wednesday, January 14, 2004 Page 5 g hous- 55 and older the one in Hector. the Prairie Grass choosing a instead of a according to Both will do does it in a way. July Virus Although laonle disease has for centuries it the last couple of become preva- e area. of Westbrook how deadly the be. one of his pet he owns got evening. "We took him to in Windom But after a week and told them aot save him and to mt it down." the one he minatures and horses vacci- Rachuy's have on the place for full for ial Centennial its regular evening, .'one was the results of auction con- Croatt in sales and auc- brough{ Tn a That brings amount aecu- donations sing to date. of our group. we can raise in a small Sam and Dan O'Rourke snatch a kiss as they ride away from the Wilder Museum in their beautiful horse-drawn carriage after their marriage ceremony in the museum chapel. town. People have been very generous." said Ben Lohre of the fundraising committee. Westbrook Walnut Council studies housing project City will look into financing of project WALNUT GROVE--On Monday. June 9. the council met with representative s from the Economic Development Authority and EDA Task Force and repre- sentatives from Prairie Grass Communities to dis- cuss building a housing unit in Walnut Grove. At present Prairie Grass Communities has built 5 housing units and have 2 additional ones in the building phase. The EDA and Task Force recommended that the city council look into financing the building proj- ect, with no obligation at this time. They are recommend- ing a 28 unit building be built in Walnut Grove. The council approved looking into selling bonds to finance this project. o Grove schools in good shape WALNUT GROVE -- Superintendent Woelber in his report told the board the district is in very good shape. Enrollment is growing, staff is being added, the fund bal- ance is healthy and the buildings are in great condi- tion. "It is a great time for our district." In his report on buildings and grounds Superinten- dent by Woelber highlight- ed the work that has been done on all of the sites. New windows were installed last year in the Tech Campus, and windows are going to be installed 3n the old part of the Walnut Grove building. Most of the roofs have been done eliminating asphalt roofing for a more durable membrane roof. Woelber pointed out a goal of getting the buildings in shape so if enrollments drop they won't have to spend a lot on build- ing improvements. (lb, -- The Lions Club built a new shelter at the start of the new Disc G()lf Creek Park. Those helping were Richard Swanson Donald E. Johnson, RodGertner, Bob Heggerston, John Plaetz, and Doug Halstensen. Not Krentz, Bernie Boerboom, John Doubler, and Don Baker. Wilder Museum site of dream wedding For Sandra, "Sam" Ruble, it was a dream come true when she and Dan O'Rourke were married in Walnut Grove. The pair had been dating close to 12 years when they said their vows at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Chapel June 14. "I'm a huge Little House fan! I've been a fan since I was a kid," said Ruble. The pro- gram is special to her because she remembers watching it with her great grandma, born in 1898, who could relate to many of the things portrayed on the pro- gram. Ashley Severson crowns Tiffany Eichner as Rebekah Kopperud watch. City votes to go ahead with street overlay project WESTBROOK -- The council met with Perry Zieske to review plans fbr an upcoming street project. The project wilt entail cold milling of the edges of the streets and laying a 2 inch mat over them. The streets to be worked on include Sewmth, Sixth, and Fifth Streets from l)avis (County 7) to t:irst Avenue. One block on Fourth Street between Columbus and Bell will also be done. 'lbtal cost of the project is estimated at $120,570. The project will complete most of the more heavily travelled east west streets. sion of a big event; however, the memories they made will remain with them for a long time. Events kicked off' with a Kiddie Parade at 5PM Friday afternoon that delighted proud parents, grandparents, and neigh- bors. The slight incline of Main Street along the parade route was a chal- lenge to some of the younger participants. After 590 peo- pl attended a picnic in the park, youngsters competed with others in their age group in ohl-fashioned relay games. Karaoke at the Storden 1,egion offered "musical wannabes" the opportunity to show off their talent to friends at the con- clusion of the evening. PAGEANT Fun days -- A Fargo. family WEEK ONE great weekend iartlclpates in WAtNUT GROVE -- It for fun lovers i?ageant was a perfect weekend for just about anything you Tiffany Eichner named Miss Westbrook 2003 Tiffany Eichner, was crowned 2003 Miss Westbrook last Friday evening, and Chandra Kolar was named 1st runner-up at the program with a Jamaican theme. Westbrook Women's Club members in charge of carry- ing out the Jamaican theme thought of every detail, even providing the Westbrook auditorium with hot, humid air for the evening's festivi- ties. "Hot, Hot, Hot," the opening number by the seven candidates, set the tone for the evening. WESTBROOK -- Once again the Women's Club did a fantastic job of organizing the second annual Fun Days. Of course it took the coopera- tion of several other organi- zations to complete the Fun Days celebration. After a successful event last year the Women's Club took on the organization of Fun Days with a focus on raising money for the city park. That also was the rea- son that much of the activi- ties was scheduled in the park. Rehearsal schedules and three weekends of per- formanee require commit- ting a major portion of the summer to the pageant. But those factors don't deter Amy Arness and her chil- dren Derek, 8, and Jaeky, 10, of Fargo, ND, from partici- pating. They merely stay with Arness' mother in Windom during pageant sea- son. It's something they look forward to and enjoy doing together. Storden rolled out the would want to do. For the Wilder Pageant, Wilder Festival, parade, and flea market planners and other ewmts the weather was just about perfect. Walnut Grove chlorine leak interrupts act,v,t,es Late last 'Thursday afternoon, out-of-sate ven- dors were busy setting up their wares for the weekend flea market. Allen Sutherland of 'lipoli, Iowa, red carpet for thought merely centennial visitors Storden Centennial committees, accomplish- ments exceeded their expec- tations, and N|onday morn- ing they awoke with a mix- ture of timings. While their bodies were physically drained from the intensity of their weekend activities, they were elated by the resounding success of their efforts. At the same time, they experienced the let- down common at the conclu- the firemen were preparing for Sunday's parade when they sounded their sirens and quickly left the fire hall. It wasn't long before Sutherland and other ven- dors were asked to vacate the park area because of a chlorine gas leak in the pump house located at the corner of 8th and Beadle St. City residents living south of the park were advised to leave the area until the threat of chlorine gas was eliminated. 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