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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Page 6 GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO January 24, 2001 Last week the Westbrook Kiwanis presented the Citizen of the Year Award to Dean Lichty. About 250 youngsters attended the 8th annual youth wrestling tournament held last Saturday in the high school gym. The event was sponsored by the Youngrnens Club and the Women's Club of Westbrook. The WWG Charger Theatre will present the one- act comedy "How Does a Thing Like That Get Started?" by Pat Cook. The play is also entered in com- petition on Saturday, January 27, at the Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls. TWENTY YEARS AGO January 23, 1991 Dennis Frette, a native of Iowa, has been interim man- ager of the Westbrook-Avoca Farmers Elevator for the past couple months. Recently he decided to accept the posi- tion permanently, as of January 2. Jason Bakke went over the 1000 point mark last Friday night as he helped his team to victory with 20 points, bringing his total to 1005. Jason is the son of Doug and Linda Bakke of Dovray. THIRTY YEARS AGO January 22, 1981 Mr. and Mrs. Rick Musegades are the proud parents of Heather Ann, the first baby born in the new year at Schmidt Memorial Hospital in Westbrook. She was welcomed home by a 2-year-old sister, Cynthia Renae, who was also a New Years baby at Custer, SD. The days are numbered for fish houses in the area. Warm, balmy days have made January an enjoyable month for Minnesotans who could not leave for warmer climates. Playing some of their fin- est ball of the year, the Cats prevailed by 22 points over the Comfrey Rockets. The Cats' record stands at 9-0. WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2011 Senior Nutrition SerVices serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Chicken Ala King, peas & Carrots, fruit salad, lemon bar, biscuit, milk Tuesday: Not available Wednesday: Not avail- able Thursday: Not available Friday: Not available For reservations call Angle at 274-6583 by noon one day in advance. You may also call the Tracy kitchen at 1-866- 985-8512. Lutheran Social Services is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph.507-274-6136/1-800-410-1859 WESTBROOK NEWS Bring/call news items to the Sentinel Office 274-6136 in Westbrook; mail to the Sentinel Tribune in Westbrook at P.O. Box 98; sent by Fax to 507-274- 6137 or by e-mail at sentrib@ Deadline for social news is Monday noon. Randall and Elizabeth Swan of Shoreview were weekend guests of Steve and Priscilla Comnick. Joining them for Saturday dinner were Jim and Alison Marshall and Kate of Marshall, Coralyn Comnick and Iris Marshall. COUNTRY ........ VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager It's been a week full of crisp, cold weather. The weather certainly hasn't been conducive with any outdoor activities this week! Snow removal is ongoing with the random falling snow and blowing wind. Activities this week have included BINGO, PoKeNo, SkipBo, J-I-N-G-O, 500, Bone Builders, Bible Study, the bus ride to Marshall, Wii, Hand & Foot and the 500 card tour- nament. Gloria Jacobs was the winner of this month's card tournament. Upcoming activities will include our regularly scheduled activities plus special entertainment by the Sahlstrom family on Friday the 28th at 1 p.m. The bus will go downtown Walnut Grove on Tuesday afternoon as well. Our condolences go out the Ruth Harbo family. All tenants and staff certainly enjoyed having Ruth in our facility and will miss her friendship and smiles. Services for Ruth will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday the 28th with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. That's the news from the country. Stay warm and enjoy your week! Walnut Grove Combined Charities The 2010 Walnut Grove Combined Charities Drive has been completed with total receipts of $3640.00. This amount is slightly up from the 2009 drive. Solicitors this year were members of the Walnut Grove Loggers Club. Recipients included local groups such as the Fire Department, Ambulance Squad, Walnut Grove Area Foundation, Walnut Grove Education Foundation, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the Area Food Shelf. County chapters or organizations included the Cancer Society, Diabetes Center, Heart Fund and Red Cross. Regional beneficiaries were the MN ARC, Courage Center, CCSI, Redwood Falls Hospital Hospice, Prairie Home Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the State Services for Blind. In addi- tion several smaller dona- tions were given to other charitable organizations requested on the solicitation forms. WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2011 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Lasagna, garlic bread, lettuce salad, dessert Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, cabbage, dessert Wednesday: Liver/onions or meatballs, mashed pota- toes, green beans, dessert Thursday: Chow mien, squash, dessert Friday: Fish on a bun, scalloped potatoes, corn, des- sert ~or reservatioxts call 859- 133 one d~iy in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your commu- nity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO January 24, 2001 Jeff Otto, Lucan, MN, will be enjoying the New Year on a new Arctic Cat 300 4x4 ATV, courtesy of Sygenta Seeds, Inc. Otto entered the 12-state sweepstakes last fall at participating NK Brand seed dealer, Swanson Seed Center. The Walnut Grove Community Club, at their November quarterly meet- ing, elected as new directors Kerry Knakmuhs, Wanda Hoyt, and Lee Steffen. The WWG boys basket- ball team had a good week last week. They won two conference games, and are now among the leaders in the Red Rock Conference. TWENTY YEARS AGO January 23, 1991 Jef and Mary Jo Olson and their two children, Chad and Leah, returned January 17 after spending several weeks on the island of Monstserrat in the West Indies. The Olsons spent two weeks working, going to school, gaining an understanding of another culture. Some time was also spent sight-seeing. Two weeks were under the program of the Uni'f~d Methodist Church of the United States. It has never happened in the history of Walnut Grove before. Clerk Karen Erickson reported having all officials take the oath of office at the same time is a first for the city. THIRTY YEARS AGO January 22, 1981 Mrs. Maydra Maas has been instructing ten students in the Art of Babysitting the past three weeks at the Walnut Grove High School. The classes are under the Community Service Program. Taking the course were Tammy Boerboom, Vicki Bakken, Amy Farber, Lynae Kolar, Jody Hewitt, Ellen Stassen, Lisa Blom, Caroline Lessman, and LaChelle Giese. A total of 35 youth partici- pated in the Redwood County 4-H Junior and Senior Public Speaking Contest Saturday, January 10. The top speech in the Junior Division, ages 9-13, was given by Luanne Hicks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Hicks. Karen Vaupel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vaupel of Westbrook, and grand- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Will of Walnut Grove, was named 1981 Cottonwood County Pork Queen Saturday, January 19, in ' Windom. Karen is also the gre~t~i'hnddaughter of ClarenCe and Lorena Ellefson of Walnut Grove. iiiiiiiiii!i i ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil iiiii !!!i! 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