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T .(. ~-. Ne',:, '-'i"~ '-- dox 631L, Lincoln, Nob. 6 55(36 preparations for R-T-R WWG boys basketball Tuesday night the /ler-Ruthton boys team will be in to challenge the s ranked in the . ts expi cted to be a sellout that in mind the school Inaking several different the doors will open at tickets will be sold In'st serve basis. tickets from WWG will be honored. The school has arranged for closed circuit TV to be set up in the elementary gym. This is being done to handle overflow from the main gym. It is not known how well it will work, due to the metal in the building. The system will be tested today (Tuesday) All entrances to the school will be open and tickets will be sold at three locations. Also there will be two concession areas. Snow Week Royalty WWG -- Left to right seated Meredith Horning, Leaea Bakken, Heldi Steen, Dawn Scarset, Travis Van De Wlele, Jodl Jackels, and Stacy Horkey. Back row standing, Stephen Jensen, Ryan Anderson, Todd Horning, Jenny Hopper, Andy Haar, Jed Van Gelderen, Angle Wester, Matt Warner, and Jerome Cohra. ST Photo. e Serving: Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Dovray, and Revere areas Volume No. 7 Wednesday, Jan 30, 1991 Issue No. 19 J GROVE .-- Following the meeting on Thursday afternoon, Revere Walnut Grove Elevator board chairman, Mark Highby, second from left, and secretary, Shorty over details with other officials who attended the meeting. ST. Photo. UT GROVE SPecial meeting held January 24th at the Community Center, the Revere Walnut Elevator voted to organization. The coming year. take. Of the ninety-one votes cast, Patrons were informed there has 84 were for dissolution with 7 been no working capital for the voting against. As the remaining past two or three years. With the facilities are sold, members will be taxes, insurance, and payroll on informed of the sales by mail after just the Revere facility, expenses the sales are finalized. The have exceeded income due to Midway facility will remain in WESTBROOK -- Super- intendent Steve Kjorness gave me board members a copy of a report from the State Department of Education. The report was a review of the districts PER report. The reviewer offered the following comments, "Good format, very clear and informative reading. Time lines are very specific, and very well organized. Very good report, great work!" Kjorness credited elementary principal Julia Graves for her work on the project Kjorness also gave a report on the tele-media. WWG students who were surveyed chose 129 units. The majority interest was in Spanish, French, and Mass Communications. Kjorness also noted that Tele- media has really opened up opportunities for the students. For instance with Tele-Media we now can offer 4 languages, including Russian. Steve also reported the Community Education is doing very well. "We have one of the best sessions we have had, with many quality programs and events taken, brings an margins on grain sales being too operation until it is sold. offered. Also the participation is Patron owned business small. According to the studies the New owners of the Revere very good." in existence since beard has been taking the past few operation, Brian Berg and Ray Julia Graves reported that me years, the business could operate Haack, thanked the board for their elementary teachers held a joint of the Board, Mark until the present licensing expires cooperation on the purchase and meeting. le( the meeting andin July. After that time, banks promised the patrons the facility Teachers discussed concerns. to the ninety-one would call in loans and the result would keep in operation. They Providing rewards to students for ;e: the need for a would be forced bankruptcy. To were hopeful of continued academic excellence and to dissolve the prevent that happening, the board from area customers as they exemplary behavior. Teachers worked on coor- at the meeting called for bids on either all continue to keep the doors open in dinating curriculum for the next from the floor facilities or single purchases. Bid Revere. Bill O'Conner, requests were set at $100,000.00 Many of the long time share nine weeks. Day, and Loan for Revere; $125,000.00 forholders in the organization were Coordinating reading levels was Milt Midway; and $50,000.00 for the saddened to see the 78 year old another area which was discussed. annual meeting in Walnut Grove facility. A bid for business dissolve, but admitted After the session teachers the board $90,000.00 from Brian Berg and changing times were not evaluated the day saying they felt pursue methods to Ray Haack for the Revere facility to continuing as in the past. They the meeting was very worth while. business or explore had been accepted by the board, all agreed, although sadly, it was The teachers will meet l f2 day explained it Members were informed that bids best to dissolve in an orderly difficult had been received for Midway and fashion and prevent being forced to keep ahead Walnut Grove on Thursday. into bankruptcy. Minnesota grain Identity of the bidders was not According to information and bonding fees revealed pending negotiations with received this week, Brian Berg and the state, have the interested parties. Ray Haack will be taking over the capital of FoJlowing the discussion, at Revere in mid- and it is now at the Chairman Highby called for a vote February would not be from the members present on the the state in the direction the organization should Sportsmans Care packages Plum Creek derby being made up Wrestfing Tourney WESTBROOK -- The VFW The Plum Creek Wrestling Post mad Auxiliary are going to put Tourney will be held in Walnut The Red- together Care Packages to send to Grove on Saturday, February 2 Club will sponsor the men and women of our area with 8 teams participating. The Derby Saturday who are serving in Operation quarter finals will be held at 11:00 at Double Lake. Desert Shield. a.m. and the championships at 6:30 runs from 1:00 p.m. Anyone who has names and p.m. addresses of those serving please rill be $500 in doordrop them off at the VFW Club. cash paid for fish ff you have suggestions on what they may need please let us know. n innows and holes VFW Post & Auxiliary entry fee. Snow Westlxook February 9. Lions "Roaring , Beauties" Saturday, GIRL ,: IlOtiei February 9 passed away WALNUT GROVE --- The 26.funeral1991 atis Walnut Grove Lions will present Come have a sample an entertaining show on Saturday, Wednesday, January February 9th at the Wcsthrook of Girl Scout cookies a.m. at Trinity Walnut Grove Middle School Come have a free cup of coffee Sleepy Eye, MN. Auditorium. and sample a Gift Scout cookie at nextweek. The Lions will present their the Southwest State Bank on version of the "Roaring Beauties" Friday, February 1 from 3:30 - at 8.'00p.m. It promises to be great 6:00 p.m. You may place your entertainment under the direction (ruler at that time. of Walnut Grove's talented Deb ' Kuehi. each month for the rest of the school year. Graves said that applications for a chapter 2 block grant has been sent in for $3,227. The funds when they are received will be used for library books and computer soft ware. High school principal Bill Richards handed out an updated curriculum schedule, and a course tally sheet for 1991-92 school year. The preliminary course tally sheet shows about 120 course offerings. The board was concerned because of the low interest in vocational areas. Richards said part of the reason for the low interest is because of the variety of classes offered. Also as students arrange their schedules these areas tend to fill out. Although some of the classes will have to be dropped and the final offerings will probably end up around 90 courses. Richards also addressed the closed noon hour policy. He noted that it is not working as it should. Some students apparently are leaving the school without having the required parental note. Richards said " I feel that we should be keeping better track of students, when they leave the building during the noon hour." Presently students need a daily pass to go downtown during the noon hour. Students who eat at home only need a note on file. Richards said we will have to find a way to enforce the policy or revise it. Head cook Bonnie Wahl presented proposals for a new dish washer for the hot lunch program. The old dishwasher is 45 years old and is very inefficient The board accepted a proposal from Reinhart Co. of Marshall for a 2 rack dishwasher. The unit can be leased for $89.00 per month for five years and includes full parts and service for the 5 year period. The board tabled a decision on using a telephone service called Dial-Net Systems. According to some board members, the savings offered have not materialized, in situations they have been involved with. In a letter from the WEA they indicated their desire to meetwith" the board, the trwst week in April to begin salary negotiations. The board passed a resolution to borrow $350,000 in tax anticipated bonds. The move was made to help with the ongoing cash flow problem. Last year the board borrowed $295,000 in bonds. Kjorness said they are gradually working out of the problem, but may take another year or two. The board also approved the final amended budget for 1990-91. A resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefor was passed. This must be done each year in case it would be necessary to do any of the above mentioned. Kjorness gave the board a brief rundown of the schools energy audit, noting the high school was better than the state average, but the elementary school was higher than the state average. He said the reason for the difference is due to the new gym and band room addition on the elementary school, and the low use of the high school gym. Kjorness also reported that the district saved $28,912 last year by purchasing supplies and services through ECSU. Continued on page 12 Patriotism invading Americans at all levels Last Friday night at the blmketball game, WWG Chargers against the Slayton Wildcats, several of the Chargers wore yellow bands around their ankles. This one had USA plainly printed on it In support of the troops in the Middle east. The player occupying the pictured shoes is Nick Kuehl. Also prior to this game and the girls game the previous night the Westbrook VFW and Legion presented the colors, with the girls choir singing the nstional anthem on Friday night. ST Photo.