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INDEX PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 PAGE 7 COMMUNITY COMMUNITY SPORTS CLASSIFIED AREA FOCUS PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE ] 0 PAGE 11 PAGE 1 2 WESTBROOK YOUTH WRESTLING TOURNEY ON PAGE 1 0 21,2004 cents entinel ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 20 A Section - 12 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Wilson rocked by propane blast at fire hall dam- homes and businesses three blocks away -- A at about residents were huge explosion. occurred in hall causing and scattering most of the as far away as the blast. who lives a of Westbrook saying shaking as on home- time of the to a Murray worker, a on the far town, said "it shot gun blast room.- reported the walls, doors shook open dumping their contents onto the floor. Police and fire rescue crews responded to the scene from several area towns. About a quarter of the towns electricity was knocked out causing prob- lems for persons who were responding to the scene. Main street is located on Minnesota Highway 91 which runs north and south through the city. The street was closed after the blast and was opeped early Wednesday morning after crews had removed all of the debris. Most of the downtown businesses remained closed as late as Friday even though power had been restored. Many had their windows still boarded up. The towns cafe was one of the few businesses to reopen. Lake Wilson Continued on page 3 hears store report GROVE-- 3 given in the Peterson. shelving or walls by the the cues marks on the The set, $650. It up to the Present time. also approved the price of Dottle beer to more glass- uniform Shirts for the will names on new menus at a cost of V. Tyler ay 95, of ' formerly of Sunday, 2004 at the Home. will be Saturday, 2004 at St. hurch, Grove. be held from at the Funeral One hour prior the church on will be Cemetery. $1,414.80, with about $1,400 being returned in rebates for advertising on the menus. A draft letter written by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust to PeopleService regarding the chlorine gas leak at the well house was reviewed and approved to be sent. A water leak at a rural residence was discussed. The house is not occupied at the present time and a waterline in the basement had frozen and broke. The realtor will be contacted regarding paying for the service call and the water that ran into the basement. Council hears Continued on page 12 Donald Swenson Sr. died Monday Donald Swenson, Sr, Walnut Grove, 78, died Monday at the Tracy Hospital, Tracy, MN. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home, Walnut Grove, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church. LAKE WILSON -- Local fire personnel were assisted by the Murray County Highway Department in the clean up effort at the site of the blast. PEARL HARBOR By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Pearl Harbor is a must see for any- one who visits Honolulu. It stands in stark contrast to the easy-going, party atmosphere of nearby Waikiki beach. Mention the state of Hawaii, and one's mind immediately thinks of palm trees, warm sun, and a carefree life style. I'm sure that many of the military personnel who were assigned to duty in Pearl Harbor in 1941 felt the same way; howev- er, many of them never lived to bring home memories of their stay in the tropi- cal island of Oahu. Th attack on Pearl Harbor "on December 7, 1941, was the culmination of a decade of deteriorating relations between the United States and Japan over the status of China and the security of Southeast Asia. Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-L-chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, knew that Japan's only hope of success in the con- flict would be a quick and decisive victory, and his target was the US Pacific Fleet located in Pearl Harbor. He overlooked one important factor in his planned attack: the overwhelming response of the American people. Instead of seeing the United States go down quickly in defeat, he saw the nation rally to defeat Japan in the Pacific after a long, hard battle. The United States suffered its great- est defeat in history at Pearl Harbor. Twenty-one vessels were sunk or dam- aged. American air-power on the island was smashed. American dead totaled 2,390, with hundreds wounded. Pearl Harbor Continued on page 12 The Arizona Memorial stands majestically over the sunken remains of the battleship in honor of the many who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Dovray Fire Department awarded grant First District Congress- man Gil Gutknecht recently announced the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a grant to the Dovray Fire Department in direct assistance to fire fight- ers from the 2003 Assistance to Firefighter Grant I)rogram. "Fire and police protection is so important to our small towns and rural areas," Gutknecht said. his grant will go directly to preserve the safety of the good folks of the Dovray area." In 2003, there were four program areas supported through the Assistance to Firefighter Grants: * Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety * Fire Prevention * Emergency Medical Services *Firefighting Vehicles Acquisition. The Dovray Fire Department will receive $99,461 under the Dire Operations and Firefighter Safety program. 'rhe Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is a great example of how Homeland Security is putting key resources directly into neighborhoods and communi- ties to better secure the home- land," Homeland Security Secretary Ton Ridge conclud- ed. This weeks torecast not available SPORTS ON PAGES 7 AND 10 INFORMATION CIRCULATION / CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2003 Sentinel Tribune : i z