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[NEL TRIBUNE Year In Review Wednesday, January 14, 2004 Page 7 r back" is all to famil- aany of those, with t t neck pain have relief with a visit to 'praetor. thanks to Dr. Mark I and Dr. Denise that treatment is m the Westbrook a Center. two have set up an 'lathe center as a satel- [tl ir Tracy office. 00ULIE' UDIO00O GROVE -- II aielowski and her Jason have been hard to remodel the lure Creek Crafts on sixth street into ! of the Art Salon. a California native. has been interested and said "it is I have always to do." new shop features a bed which is avail- to Veterans and begin- recommends most with eight min- gradually working minute sessions. people can use recommends persons or  :li skin sensitivity said about twenty of her business is . She uses a wide affstyles and colors in ":Ures. She also can loll rhinestones in the nails. She ehe can do artistic also, but said there is k of demand for it ere. Summer time  be good for nails, )ts of requests from | la weddings and WALNUT GROVE -- Owner applies a coat of polish nails. joined the Wisconsin National Guard and served as an enlisted man for about six years After going to the seminary and mov- ing to Minnesota he was commissioned as a chaplin in the Minnesota National Guard. Klavetter was notified about two weeks ago that he had been selected for Active Duty. He will leave for Fort Stewert. Georgia in October. He will be there for processing, getting equipment and training. In January he will spend a month in Germany where his unit the 682nd Combat Engineers, will rehearse for duty in Kosovo. Most of those going from his unit are from the Redwood and Willmar Guards. which is a part of the 34th Infantry Division which is sending about 2,200 troops to the year long mission. They will serve in Kosovo from about February 1st until August 1st of 2004. tOOK -- Pastor Klavetter is surrounded by re, in his church office, from his favorite foot- Green bay Packers. ctsror Walnut Grove Tire Shop l00vetter holds Open zlled to House "re duty ['BROOK -- After IGee years serving uards, Pastor It:lavetter is being . active duty. He -,re about a'year, to seven months of e in Kosovo. },riBill, who has nity Lutheran ,, in Westbrook has the Guards since old seventies. He Last Friday was the "official" opening of Walnut Grove Tire with its new own- ers Terry. and Kathy Filter who took over as owners on July 10. Located along highway 14, the shop pro- vides easy access for cus- tomers. The Filters are the fourth or fifth owners of the tire business which has been at the same location for about 50 years. Julie Danielowski on one of her customer's Walnut Grove fire fighters celebrate 100 years of service to the area WALNUT GROVE -- Being a volunteer fire fighter assumes a great sense of pride and service to the com- munity. Fire fighters are called to action any time of the day or night. They respond to any and all calls, maybe a grass fire, maybe a barn fire, or possibly a vehi- cle fire. Whatever the call these volunteers face a daunting, and sometimes dangerous task. This day however the task was to celebrate a hun- dred years of service to the community The department got start- ed over 100 years ago, after the Walnut Grove Main Street was lost to a fire because water and equip- ment had to come in from Lamburton and Tracy to fight the fire. September Senior housing project to move ahead in Walnut Grove Last Thursday evening 30 people from the Walnut Grove area were on hand for the hearing on the Prairie Grass Senior Housing Project. Dave ttoyt, chair of the EDA. opened the hear- ing. Later Mayor Bob O Donnell and the city council joined those already at the hearing. Ben Schmidt and Darrel Farr of Prairie Grass and Steve Mattson repre- senting Northland Sect/rities explained what was involved in the project. Unanimous approval of the EDA resolution gave pre- liminary approval for the city of Walnut Grove to issue housing development bonds, not to exceed $3,000,000. The unanimous city council Food Store. Yang got the idea about a 5'ear ago and after prompting from friends he decided to open the store in Walnut Grove. Yang said before our fam- ilies had to travel to Marshall, Worthington or the twin cities to get authen- tic oriental foods. Yang said, '"Fhis will save people time and money having many of the things they need right here in town." Yang said the store will be operated by his family with his brother "Ferry helping out with the management. Ben Schmidt, representing Prairie Grass, fielded questions asked by local residents. resolution approved the housing finance program and the issuance and sale of bonds by the EDA. Harry Yan.g opens or!en- tal store ,n Walnut Grove WALNUT GROVE -- With over 20 Hmong families living in the Walnut Grove area, Harry Yang thought it was time to open an Oriental Tri-Town Plumbing and Heating opens in Westbrook WESTBROOK -- Dennis Marsh who has worked in the area for about 27 years, and his wife Kathy have opened a new plumbing busi- ness located in Westbrook. Marsh a journeyman plumber has worked for Jack's Plumbing in Jeffers. Terry Yang left and his brother Harry Yang owner showed off their new store in the former Knakmuhs Agency building on Main Street. Marsh feeling he was as far as he could go decided to strike out on his own. With Jerry Earl retiring he felt the area needed a local plumber to handle emergencies and other work. October Slaughter Slough is dedicated CURRIE -- Last Wednesday afternoon descendants of the Dakota Sioux natives and white set- tiers gathered at the sight of Slaughter Slough two miles north east of Currie. One hundred and forty one years ago the slough was the site of the battle of white settlers, who were leaving the area, and the native resi- dents. The battle was the start of the 28-year long con- flict between the Dakota Sioux and the white settlers. The 640 acre slough was recently purchased by the U.S. Fish and WildLife Service. Over the years the slough was drained and has been farmed since early nineteen hundreds The plan is to eventually turn the slough back into a natural wet land, with the establishment of native prairie grasses around it. The area once restored will act as a water retention area and help control erosion. Westbrook Women's Club marks 20 years of service to area Eight Westbrook women met on November 10, 1983, tbr their first meeting as part of the Westbrook Women's Club. Twenty years later, Sue Cohrs and Kari Ourada are still in the organization, and membership is currently twenty-two. The mission of the group is to be a service to the Westbrook community and to provide members with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by experi- encing new activities and developing new interests. Dugout display being built at Wilder Museum Visitors to Walnut Grove would like to see a dugout. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is currently fulfill- ing this request by building a dugout exhibit on the museum grounds. Typically a dugout (about 10 by 12 feet) was built into a creek bank, had a sod front wall with a door and a win- dow and a roof of willow branches, straw and sod. The interior may have been whitewashed and most likely had a hole in the ceiling for a stovepipe. 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