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APPLIANCE SERVICE TEN YEARS AGO January 29, 1981 The Walnut Grove Fire Department answered two calls the past week. The first call was to the Dave Doubler farm 3 3/4 miles east of town on Saturday, January 24, when fire originated in the pump house. The second call was at the Grace Nordstrom home on Washington Street, early Tuesday morning when she awoke to discover her home filled with a gaseous smoke. Local rolle bolle players moved outdoors last Sunday afternoon for a few games. Temperatures were a bit cooler requiring a light jacket but Augie Van De Wiele reported members of the pageant committee were working in shirtsleeves at the ~egeant site on Saturday afternoon. mperatures reached the low 60s Saturday. Grades one through six at the Walnut Grove School have a new trophy case to display the trophies they have won the past few years. The case has been installed in the hall near the Art room door and across from the cafeteria. The Class of 1980 purchased the cash with funds left in their treasury after graduation last spring, but it was not installed and trophies placed in it until recently. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO January 27, 1966 Gene Takle of Walnut Grove was named king of the annual Winter Carnival held at Luther College at Decorah, IA this week. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lund attended the state poultry and hatchery convention held in Minneapolis Friday and Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Hecke and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Boots of Redwood Falls were dinner guests Sunday of Clinette Wolf of West Concord at the Hubbell House at Mantorville. The lades are college classmates. Mark Koblegard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koblegard, left January 12 for service in the Army. Hans Andersen, Nis Hjort and Jorgon Nielsen all students at the University of Minnesota were weekend guests in the Grant Lee home. FORTY YEARS AGO February 1, 1951 Erwin Maas, Melvin Bittner, Gerald Schaffran and Leonard Zimmerle returned a week ago last Saturday from a trip to Texas and Old Mexico. Thomas Masterson, Charles W. Carter, Henry DeSmith and Pat Kelly left Wednesday morning for Florida, going by way of New Orleans. They plan to be gone about six weeks, returning by way of Washington, D.C. where they will visit Mr. Masterson's daughter, Mrs. Robert Marshall. PVL Morris Johnson, who was at Camp Rucker, AL is now stationed at Camp McCoy, WI. Forrest W. Elder who has been stationed at San Diego, CA is now at the Submarine School at New London, CT. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Maguire and daughter, Rosemary took their son Norman and Kenneth Saelens to Sioux Falls, SD Tuesday where they left for the Naval Base at San Diego, CA. Raymond Matter, Sister recently returned from 4 months in Virginia Matter of St. Paul and Germany, she also is recovering Mary Ann Vogel of Mankato were . from knee surgery. weekend visitors of Dorothy Francis and Ludema Kassel DeSmith. Cliff and Ella Frahm were Sunday afternoon and, supper guests in the Jeff Frahm h0me at Marshall. Grant and LaDonna Albertson were Sunday supper guests of Carrie Gilb. Rachael Oestreich spent two weeks visiting her sister, Ferne Gordon at Pontiac, IL and also visited with her son, Robert Oestreich at East Moline, IL. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Longstrom and Richard Longstrom of Mound and Mae Radtke spent Friday at the Mr. and Mrs. Loren Kassel home at Dawson where they celebrated granddaughters Erin and Amy Kassels birthdays. Greg and Wanda Lund, Jennifer and Sara and Mr. and Mrs. Curt Curr of Gregory, SD spent the weekend together in Sioux Falls. Art and Alice Maas were last Monday overnight guests in the Tom and Judy Micke home at Long Lake. Juanita Olson spent last week visiting in the Mr. and Mrs. Ben Booke home at Brooklyn Center. attended the funeral for Chuck Phyllis Vosberg visited Ruby Hudson at Tracy on Friday. Chuck Yochem at Dovray Saturday Hudson was a brother of Mae "afternoon. Radtke and Mrs. Adolph Longstrom. Mrs. Gary Schaar and her granddaughter, Jenna, of T~a~y,and Mrs. Dee Manor and Megan of Savannah, GA were Friday afternoon visitors of Mildred Revard. Mrs. Dee Manor and Megan are visiting her paren~ in Tracy. Sunday evening Art and Alice Maas were among members of the Johnsonville Extension Club who had supper together at the Mary Prechel, Tom and Joyce visited Lillian Lavicky at her Marshall apartment on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Knakmuhs Marshall was approved by council. were coffee guests at the Leonard A description is elsewhere in the and Dorothy Grunden home on paper. Friday afternoon. In the evening Roller skating at Tracy will be Leonard and Dorothy Grunden in March. Watch for details. Pre- attended the Parker - Holbrook school class - 10 students into this wedding at the Tracy Church of secon .d~emester. Christ. Shrine Circus was tabled. Leonard and Dorothy Grunden visited her cousin, Florence Mitchell, at the Slayton Manor Care Center in Slayton. They visited at the Teresa Grunden home in Tracy on their way home. Bob and Joyce Alcorn took their son Ben and seven of his classmates to Okoboji, IA on Thursday evening to celebrate Ben's birthday. Jim Erickson of Westbrook was a Wednesday visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Arnold. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Berg of Westbrook and their grandson, Brandon Peterson of Currie, were Sunday afternoon visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Arnold. Sandy and Mary Ann Alcorn spent Sunday at the Paul and Julie Choudek home in Sioux Falls. Sunday afternoon guests at the Brad and Wendy Knakmuhs home to honor Jessica and Abby on their 5th birthday were Mr. and Mrs. John Bakken and Leasa, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Knakmuhs, Marjorie Bakken, Grace Neilsen of Revere and Mr. and Mrs. John Frank and Whitney. Madeline Alcorn visited Saturday at the Scot Spates home in Redwood Falls. Walnut Grove Community Education news The Community Education and Service Advisory met Tuesday, January 22, 1991 in the school board room at the Walnut Grove Public School. The following board members were present: Orlyn Wiemers, Bob Alcorn, Brian Johnson, Kathleen Maguire, Wayne Giese, Kerry Knakmuhs, Shelly Nelson and Mabel Mischke. Absent were: Sister Ann Marie, Carrie DeBates, Dick Bruns, Police Enforcement and Amicus Club unnamed. Shelly Nelson, Chairperson, presiding. Minutes of the November 27th meeting were approved as read. Registration for Blood Pressure were: December 1990 - 48 persons and January 1991 - 49 persons. The bus tour to the Alexander Ramsey House was canceled because of the weather conditions. In December, two Christmas centerpieces were given by Victoria s Floral Shop with 21 persons taking the classes. Open Gym has been going for sometime with good attendance. The Candy and Cookie Classes were not held due to lack of interest. A Jazz/Ballet Class started January 10th at 3:30 p.m. for 5 weeks with 22 students enrolled. Aerobics started January 14th for 6 weeks. Group # 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Group # 2 at 4:30 p.m. Jill Jewell and Eldon Kathman Remember the library is open of Buffalo were Saturday overnight on Mondays and Thursdays from guests of her parents, Victor and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sadie Swanson. The Hollie Dollies Extension Club met with Shirley Lorenz Saturday afternoon. The lesson was painting on sweatshirts. Shirley Lorenz visited Gunhild Johnson Sunday afternoon. They had supper together at the Red Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Try and make use of our new library. There are a lot of goodies there. Calligraphy started January 10th with 13 students for 5 weeks. A computer class will begin Thursday, February 14th. Elementary Basket is doing good. The Ice Skating Rink is chaperoned by Jeff Murray. The warming house is open for one hour every noon for grade students on school days. Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Other times by appointment. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 26th. The meeting was adjounwM. Roller Skating The Advisory Council asked to send out a feeler survey for an adult roller skating party at Tracy. A minimum of 25 adults are needed to reserve the skating rink. This will be an evening event. If enough interest is shown, a date and fees will be advertised. If interested, contact Superintendent Orlyn Wiemer's office 859-2141. Open Swimming Reservations have been made at SWSU at Marshall for Saturday, February 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Bus leaves from city park at 12:15 p.m. This event is only for grades 3 through 6 only. No one under grade 3 is permitted to go. Only one bus will be going. We need 5 chaperones and only 45 students. You must make your committment early. So its first come, first serve basis. You must have passed beginner's swimming lessons. With your registrations include cost of activity which is in ad in this paper. After swimming, the bus will stop at Hardees, so bring money for your meal. Fliers will be placed in room prior to that day. Contact Superintendent Orlyn Wiemer's office, 859-2141. Dance Recital The Walnut Grove Community Education will sponsor a bus to SWSU School of Dance Winter Recital on Sunday, February 10th. The recital will include National Competition winners. SSU Jazz Band, SSU String Quartet and The Middle School Quartet will accompany some of the dances. Janice Barringer, from New York, well known dancer and teacher will perform. First chance would go to the 25 Community Ed Dance students. Minimun 25 and maximum 50. Watch local paper next week for more information. Mabel Mischke Coordinator Milroy The Jim Raths of Sioux Falls, SD spent from last Friday to Tuesday at the Roy T. Christensen home. The Christensens attended the 70th birthday open house for Ivo Determan at the Senior Citizens Center in Marshall last Sunday. Birthday guests of Mac Christensen Wednesday were Lucille Dolan, Dona Petersen, Mediterranean. Rooster and visited in the Mr. and Alma Lawrenz spent last week Mrs. George Ziemke home that at the Mr. and Mrs. Luke Satter evening at Tracy. home. Ronny and Carol Dahl of Currie Saturday evening Warren Radelwere visitors at the Phyllis Vosberg and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Strand of home Sunday afternoon. Wabasso, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Wednesday evening Dale and Satter of Revere and Alma Roberta Lorenz were supper guests Lawrenz were guests at the Mr. at Shirley Lorenzs home. and Mrs. Mike Strand home, Sunday Joel and Lynn Lamberton, to celebrate Alma and Janet Strand's birthdays, Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hammerschmidt. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stassen Swanson, Nathan and Sarah attended the baptism of Lynn's nephew, Mitchel Grams, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden. Harlan and Marguerite Jensen spent from January 19th to the 25th names were omitted from the list in Las Vegas. While there, .of guests at the Roger Kleven visited Chuckano Araell t