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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, January 21, 2004 Page 3 at fire hall i!, . IttpPed the siding and dislodged this building local elevator. news briefs The Fulda School Board gave Superintendent their approval this week to sign a full-time the Windom School District. Froke has SUperintendent at Fulda Schools for the past Frokes will begin full-time duties at Windom 2004. Tools valued at $2,500 were reported a building in Willow Lake Township. Steve Gorres reported the items missing the Redwood County Sheriff's office. The Slayton Public Library has recently of several memorial gifts given in Johnson, a long time patron of the a fitting tribute to Eleanor, her children memorials in her name be sent to the se Minnesota-based books with the board members accepted the resigna- Steve Jones Monday. The resig- Frida>: Jan. 16. Jones has accepted a Principal at Maple River. Due to the Unusual of filling a position mid-year, it will be )licants that the position will be re- end of the school year. Windom's prom committee received much diffi-ent prom this year. Following arch the students attending the prom will Largo" on Lake Shetek for an evening dancing. Key Largo has agreed to close TO SUBSCRIBERS please check the due date on tess label of your paper. In order to a lapse in your subscription, Please remit your renewal dam homes and businesses three blocks away From Page 1 Some of the nearby busi- nesses and homes may have to be demolished due to the severe damage. Representative Doug Magnus and Governor Tim Pawlenty visited the com- munity Tuesday to access the damages. Several volunteer organ- izations set up a relief cen- ter in the Catholic Church. Volunteers from RSVP, Red Cross, and Salvation Arm>'. prepared food for emergency workers while they worked on the clean up of the area. The explosion was thought to have occurred when a thermostat or ignit- er for the heat system touched off an accumulation of propane. Rescue workers indicat- ed it was fortunate the explosion happened as late as it did, or their might have been serious injuries. Fire and rescue squads were called from Slayton, Chandler, Iona and Dovray, along with Nobles and Pipestone Sheriff's Departments and the Minnesota State Patrol. The disaster probably will not qualiL" the city for Federal funds but Governor Pawlenty indicated the State would probably have a role in the recoveD'. Although cost figures have not been announce it is believed to cost more than the 1990's tornado that hit the city. Senator Jim Vickerman and Representative Magnus both felt that some state funding will be needed if the town is to survive. Murray County assisted Lake Wilson with the cleanup helping remove the debris frown the two fire hall buildings. By noon on Friday most of the debris had been removed. The severely damaged train depot owned by the local elevator was yet to be removed. Damages to several buildings are yet to be assessed by investigators. Some of the buildings look OK on the outside but may have serious structural damages to deal with inside. A representative from Congressman Gil Gutknecht's office visited to discuss possible funding resources to rebuild dam- aged properties. Despite the material damages most residents are hopeful for the future of the communit): The former train depot owned by the elevator was located just north of the fire hall and received a direct blow from the explosion. Clean up workers surveyed some of the work to be done last Friday morning. At right the Post Office was board- ed up with yellow police ribbon across the front. i '5'' ! ? Most of the main street businesses were closed yet on Friday morning. 2: Filter % filters or more Mix-N-Match ] Case Lots Only 00IIPP&Y ,=m, . Loca//y owned ... I Counseling on the Prairie k Lorna Bader LICSW  Counseling Services: ff Individual, marriage & family rl] Christ Lutheran Church 1 2959 Queen Ave., Slayton, MN. 56172 Phone 507-836-8569 p . Be All That You Are Make no payments until March 20041**  cr ibm Cmmn =s I1o IImBul aP' ImmTmr k,Nvm.s*l Im Cm=cx II.==ml Noumr B,uml rGr  Iaal Make your next tax return TAXINGI SeeRoqer far all of your ( retirement plans... 'IR00 'Roth ,Edmti0nalll00 0hx-r00ee Investments ROGER TRULOCK Beginnttg his 15 year serwng area clients with vestment am For rrre information, call Or stop by MINNESOTA VALLEY INVESTMENTS Located in Minnwest Bank South Building 250 3rd St Tracy 629-4053 MemJr N480 & 8RIC