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February 6, 1991

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:,e~,s Fi~, e Lip.coln, yeb. I! ss the Pig Westbrook/Walnut Grove School Girl's Show Choir a fund raiser entitled This will go to help their new outfits. The will be held on February at the boy's basketball game. a fairly new group, there c-one terrific girls who willing to work hard, do and have fun. contest will consist of two We will have a group of adults and a group of five Cans with the candidates will be placed in the places: In Westbrook - 6 c,bI ,3 contest" SW State Bank, Amoco, VFW and Double D. In Walnut Grove - Citizens State Bank, Liquor Store, Griffiths and Hoyts. In Dovray - The Manor and in Revere - the bar and Midland. As you see these cans, you may vote for your favorite candidate by placing money in them. The winner, which is the person who ends up with the most money, will have to "Kiss the Pig". The winner will be serenaded by the girls in their new outfits and also receive a certificate. So come to the game February 15th and see who has to "Kiss the Pig". WWG HIGH SCHOOL Kiss the Pig contestants, left to right Beau Seeger, Ben Wester, Kim Klontz, and Janae Wels. ST Photo. WWG Adult Kiss the Pig contestants, left to right, Warren "Hot Lips" Riddell, Bill "Smooch" Rlchards, Beth ' The Smoocher" Kleven, and Jim "the Kisser" Schmidt. ST Photo i Serving:Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Dovray, and Revet e areas I Ill I I the troops" Volume No. 7 Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991 Issue No. 20 I appears the of Minnesota is planning on it's shortfall on the sota cities. The learned that their last state eck was short by about to mayor Harold tidt, who had recently t~aLeague meeting told the t they will find out how .their July payment will be also said we will have to be at where we can cut our For the time being we will but we were told that the ut could be as high as which amounts to about of our budget. COuncil discussed checking the League for at the highest and Tom Merchant a proposal to buy a ~n aer railroad l~b~tty t to the old landfill. and Merchant were on behalf of the Heritage The property will to exchange with Riddell Co for a parcel of next to the Heritage Museum offered to pay the the council payed for it a motion to House offer. lis Hasse of Procter asked the council for an in garbage fees. Hasse tipping fees at the ,andfill. The fees will ;e from $27 to $50 nearly 80% more. e Hasse said he would like $8.25 monthly schedule and report. per month an increase of $1.25, an POLICE REPORT: 18% hike. Citations: Driving aft Hasse said Storden is paying $8.25 and Windom is at $8.67. The council decided to table the increase until next months meeting, to get more information. Steve Dusek and Dennis Klute presented a development plan for the Westbrook Econcomic Development Authority. The Plan was developed to guide Westbrook in Economic Development. Part of the plan includes setting up four advisory committees. The Industrial Development headed by Dennis Klute, Community Infrastructure - John Madson, Retail business - Harold Schmidt and Arts Development - Dennis Phelps. Dennis Klute said their top priority is to Fred a manufacturing business to fill the vacant Westlxook Egg planL "We are presently trying to get a purchase option on the property. This would give us 18 months to find a buyer." We feel confident that a business can be found, and there is money available to get it going. The council approved the development plan. Klute asked the council if a separate budget could be set up for the day to day activity of the Authority. Also they would like to set up guide lines for, and monitor use of the citys revolving loan fund. Dusek said they will develop and present guidelines by the next council meeting. Roger Wipperman presented his revocation, no insurance, speeding. Two traffic accidents, one report made. Assists: Cottonwood County domestic, lost billfold report taken, deer permit issued, 2 residence checks. Complaints: Street light shot out, 2 juveniles being charged. Speeding by school, increased radar patrol by school. Snowmobile violation, spoke with juveniles parents. A building permit was granted to Harold and Jean Lohre to add a 20' by 25' addition to their home on Elm Street. Bud Kuehl, City Assessor, requested his check for assessors schooling of $100. Kuehl did not request a raise for the ;,'ear. The council vgted to give him the $100 for school and the balance of his salary at the board of review. Donna Goehring asked if she could place an ad to hire life guards for the upcoming season, to which the council agreed. Chamber of Commerce meeting WESTBROOK--The Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, February 13 at 12 noon at Double D Bowl and Cafe. Please bring your dues if you haven't paid yeL WG Pancake Day set for Feb. 21 WALNUT GROVE~Thursday, February 21 was the date set for the Walnut Grove Community Club Annual Pancake Day at that organizations meeting held on Monday night, February 4th. Pancakes will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center on that day. It is the Community Club's way of expressing appreciation to the community for all the support everyone gives our businesses and local organ~ations during the year. Election of new board members was held during the meeting. Present officers are A1 Farber, president; Steve Ourada, Vice President; Pat Hansen, Secretary; Dick Knakmuhs, Treasurer and Kjell Turner, and Ron Kuehl, board members. Board members whose terms expire this year are Knakmuhs, Hansen and Farber. New board members elected were Lee Steffen, Ed Putte and Diane Shaw. The board members will elect officers at an organizational meeting to be held in the near future. It was voted to hold an Easter Promotion as was done at Easter last year and at Christmas. Two $10.00 gift certificates will be given out each of the four weeks during lent. Selection of those who will receive the certificates - through registration at participating Community Club member's businesses. The next meeting of the Community Club will be held on Monday, May 6th at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Support of troops WALNUT GROVE--Once again the United States Flag Is displayed on Walnut Grove's Main Street. They were Installed by the city crew recently to show support for the troops in the Persian Gulf. A fund Is being organized to raise money for replacement of flags that became tattered and torn last summer. More expensive, sturdier flags will be purchased if enough can he raised for the project. ST Photo. Rock Fishing Contest -- The Red Rock Sportsmans Club held their ice fishing contest last Saturday afternoon. The was scheduled to be held at Double Lake but was to Bean Lake at the last minute. The weather was and a big crowd was on hand, but most of the fish to stay home although there were a couple of caught. ST Photo. lk WALNUT GROVE---Chad Olson, front left, and Glen Zupfer tried out the keyboard and drum computer prior to the Monday morning "Computers in Music" program presented to the WWG Middle School students on Monday morning. ST Photo. Composer offers "Computers in Music" Ray Dretske, a Twin Cities composer, performer and educator, will present a community performance on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Walnut Grove School cafeteria for all students and adults interested. Ray focuses on the latest in music technolog.y with respects to composing music. This music can be correlated with traditional instruments and/or voice. Ray will be conducting a five day residency at the WWG Middle School this week (February 4 - 8). Several students will be creating original compositions. These compositions will be shared with the student body and any parents/community members interested on Friday afternoon at 2:00 in the middle school gym. There will be a $1.00 admission charge for the community presentation on Thursday evening. A reception will follow. If you enjoy music, computers, and/or just want an evening of enlightenment - join us on the 7th! Troop 21 will sell First Aid Kits WALNUT GROVE--Boy Scout Troop 21 will be selling Automobile First Aid Kits during the next three weeks. They will be going door to door taking orders. Funds raised from the sales will be used for troop expenses such as funding camping trips, badge requirement expenses, and other troop expenses. If you are not contacted in the next three weeks and wish to order a kit for you vehicle, call Sonny Nissell at 85~ Flying the Flags for our Troops WESTBROOK --- Last week the light plant crew took time to put up the flags on main street to show support for our troops in the Persian Gulf. Dennis Jutting is shown puffing a flag In