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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Year In Reviewer The Storden American Legion color guard led the grand parade Saturday afternoon. Walnut Grove Wilder Festival marks 24th year People of all ages fbund something to interest them at Walnut Grove's Wilder Festival last Saturday. Age wasn't a factor in determin- ing who could wade in Plum Creek; individuals of all ages enjoyed a refreshing walk in the cool waters trickling along the festival site south- west of Walnut Grove. Music, food, and demonstra- tions of the pioneers, lifestyle entertained f[,stival- goers. Sunny skies and southerly breezes provided a comfortable atmosphere for the day. Three nmsical groups. Starfire, the Alan Bruflat Family, and Frank Boyle and his Eminent Acoustic Entourage, provided fitting background music fbr other activities on the grounds. Many people chose to sit and relax with friends while they enjoyed the music. A differ- ant sort of background sound came from the Dave Doubler family's civil war artillery demonstrations. For those standing close by and watching the demon- strations, the booms were much more than background sounds: some observers covered their ears to be pro- tected from the noise of the guns firing. WWG board sets milk and lunch policy Policy will be allow little leeway for past due bills WESTBROOK -- After setting a short term policy last spring to collect back lunch monies, the board moved to set a permanent policy on lunch and milk breaks. Milk breaks were dis- cussed, kindergarten gets free milk, while first through 4th grade pay for the break. Some of the classes do not take milk breaks because there are only a few who par- ticipate. According to Principal Bill Richards there is a con- siderable amount of money owed for milk breaks as well as lunches. Of the nearly $5.000 left in unpaid milk and lunch receipts about $2,200 of it is owed by people who have left the district. The board decided to carry over balances from the last school year to next yefir. They also set a limit of $30.00 balance per student, before they will be cut off from the hot lunch program. Those who are not paid up will receive a cold sack lunch. Currie Health and Fitness Fair End-O-Line Park was the place to be in Currie last Saturday from 7:30 AM until 1 PM. The railroad museum provided a centrally located site for a Health and Fitness Fair co-sponsored by three area hospitals affiliated with the Sioux Valley system of Sioux Falls. Westbrook The Middle School Marching Health Center, Murray County Memorial Hospital. and Tracy Medical Clinic. Over forty informational booths offered information. screenings, and tests for all ages. Shetek Medical Services personnel Barb Surprenant, Wellness Coordinator, and Cookie Cooreman, director of com-. WALNUT GROVE -- Pa Ingalls makes a deal for the farm wiith Mr. Hansen as Caroline watches. munity relations and mar- keting, did much to make the event a success. "'It's about sharing," said Surprenant. Bob Gervais, chamber director in Tracy. attended a rural health sum- mit in Duluth where he heard a speaker say that rural community health services must get together in providing healthcare for their communities. He noted that this type of shar- ing and working together is already taking place with the hospitals in Westbrook. Slayton. and Tracy. Pageant attendance down but still has a successful run WALNUT GROVE -- The first and third weekends had the lowest counts with the middle weekend garner- ing about 200 more. The last weekend had 2,546 in attendance, making a total of 7.818. about 900 less than last year. A check at the museum showed they were busy most of the time doing a brisk business in souvenir sales. The Wilder Festival tried a different approach this year. switching from two weekends of Saturday and Sunday, to three weekends of Lakefield and Mclaughlin and Schultz of Marshall. McLaughlin and Schultz bid 8122.010.00. Kruse Paving bid 116.185.00. The council discussed the bids noting they could proba- bly save a considerable amount if they had their own people adjust the manholes. They voted to accept the bid from Kruse Paving, with the possible exception of removing the manhole adjustments from the con- tract. Purchase agreement and easement docu- ments reviewed with Bakers WALNUT GROVE - At the Council meeting Monda3: July 14th, the Council met with Clair. Donn and Dean Baker regarding the pur- chase of land for the con- struction of a detention pond just south of the city limits. A purchase agreement and easement documents for the proposed flood control project were reviewed. A few changes were agreed upon and the City Attorney will be contacted to make these changes. Bakers will then have their attorney review the documents and another meeting will be set up. The Council heard two presentations, one from Northland Securities and one from Public Financial Management. regarding City. studies sewer oon ai WESTBROOK council and lagoon Currently utilities ee Paul "Parker is to take care of Superintendent Jutting told the! Parker takes piing, testing, ing of the sewage He said it is lot of work with paper work Jutting said. getting behind cal and other tenance. He had Mayor Harold see if they (the hire somebody The job takes days a month son taking the have to get Licensing takes year of on the job plus some Jutting some good that take about complete. Then would have to tests. It probably cost the city they are paying Utilities for Band performed at the Fun Saturdays only, It appeared the first and -second Saturdays were the busiest with the Laura and Nellie contest drawing a good crowd. Dave Doubler and his family presenting their civil war demonstration was a popular event at the festival. A lot of good entertain- ment and good food made for a successful event. City accepts bid for street project WESTBROOK -- In spe- cial session the city council opened bids for a proposed street project. The project will entail cold milling of the edges of the streets and laying a 2 inch mat over them. The streets to be worked on include Seventh, Sixth, and Fifth Streets from Davis (County 7) to First Avenue. One block on tourth Street between Columbus and Bell will also be done. Total cost of the project is estimated at $120,570. Bids were received from two firms. Kruse Paving of Days parade. funding for the portion of the 2003 Street and Utilities Project that will not be fund- ed by Rural Development. Bonds will have to be sold to finance a portion of this proje Ct. August now. The matter I tabled until ing. 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