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FAMILY INDEX PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 PAGE 7 PAGE 8 COMMUNITY SPORTS Music PUBLIC NOTICE CLASSIFIED AREA FOCUS PAGE 9 PAGE ] 0 PAGE 1] PAGE 12 PAGE 13 PAGE 14 l J ! ] ] I J 'i WATCH FOR NEXT WEEKS AMERICAN PROFILE 11,2004 cents entinel ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 23 A Section - 14 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition s "Little Cafe on Prairie" popular area residents Loh driving Walnut Grove on 14 could easily Cafd. It sits north side of There are no lights or big prospective the little cafd a good repu- Walnut Grove to 50 years. Johnson, the of the cafd, at Nellie's for is home- cookies, and Carol, who does Her hus- is chief cook. can recom- chili as well as caramel apple pie. The one problem I had, how- ever, was having a burger with my chili. I should have chosen between chili and pie. and I wouldn't have felt like a stuffed turkey as I left. Nellie's employs three part time workers, but Carolyn Grunwald has been full time at the card over 20 years. She's a fixture. Just like a fixture on the wall, says Dan Steenblock. a former owner of Nellie's. who is one of the regulars. Carolyn says that some of their regular customers are snowbirds, so business slows down in the winter. Come summer and the Wilder activities, owner Joey Johnson invites his family members to help the regular staff serve Walnut Grove vis- itors from around the world. t % has worked at Nellie's for over 20 has served customers from around the on page 3. Thinking Day 2004 Girl special day, at the Walnut the world Grove Community Center. It We invite the public to  day for Girl come :celebrato witii uS  Girl Guides when we serve food from different countries. We will have a short program r 17th at at 4:30 P.M. and Please come help the Girl Scouts celebrate!!! g this Visitation will be Thursda) FebruaD' 12th, dies from 5-8 p.m. at the Westbrook Funeral Home. Fogel, 52, of Services will be held on Friday, Februarv 13th, at died Monday, 9, 2004 at his 1:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in MN. Westbrook, Minnesota. 2/12 2/13 14 1718 26/11 22/0 VVindy with a Windy with Windy with a mix of sun times of sun fe' ,,now aM clouds, and clouds, shoers. Highs in the low 20.', and lows 2 to -2F. Enjoying a night at the Pops Concert .... ........... ..... Theresa Merrick daughter of Pat and Shelly Merrick of Westbrook, watched the concert band play at the High School Pops Concert Monday evening as she shared a piece of pie with her mother. More concert photos can be found on page 11. It'S an "ice dam"- big problem for home owners By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune Special -- It's that time of the year when the sun starts getting higher and the snows begin accumulating on rooftops. That coupled with freeze thaw days and poorly insulated roofs cause the ice dams and large icicles hanging from eve troughs. You might wonder what an ice dam actually is. Basically it is a a ridge of ice formed on the edge of the roof that pre- vents melting snow from draining off the roof. The problem with that is that it can cause major damage to your home includ- ing damage to the walls, ceilings, insula- tion and other areas. The worst dams occur following heavy periods of snow followed by very cold weather. Exactly what has occurred in the area in recent days. The following illustration shows a cross section of an ice dam in a one an one half story house. Ice dams occur when there is an inter- action of heat loss for the house, snow cover and outside temperatures on the higher portions of the roof reach 32 or higher. While on the lower edge or over hang remains below 32 for a sustained time, ice dams will occur. Most ice dams are caused by inade- quate insulation, but there are many other sources that can aggravate the problem. Heat from the house travels in three ways: Conduction, convection, and radia- tion. Conduction is when heat travels through a solid mass. For instance heat from a burner on a stove travels to the pan by conduction. If you put your hand above the pan heat will reach your hand by convection (through the air). If you stand outside in the sun the heat will reach you by radia- tion. Heat loss by conduction occurs mostly with the sloped part of roofs where there is little space to put insulation. In these areas it is important to use high R-value insulation, air leakage around light fix- tures, and heat ducts can be sources of convection heat losses. Ice dams Continued on page 3 If you see icicles like these then you know you probably have an ice dam problem. Senior Housing Project Moves Forward Excitement is building in Walnut Grove By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel 7Hbune A number of senior citi- zens in the Walnut Grove area are eager for the Prairie Grass Communities senior housing project to begin construction. Marlys Vanderwerf, Walnut Grove EDA Director, is excited about the Prairie Grass proj- ect. "It's like going to the Holiday Inn without the pool. It's first class all the way," she said. Finding a suitable site for the development was a major step. Land on the south edge of Walnut Grove has been annexed to the city, and preliminary work is being done. The silo on the proper- ty will be left in tact but be dressed up a bit. The farm site was previously owned by Don and Clair Baker with their nephews Kevin and Dean Baker. Bonds to finance the con- struction are sold, and ground breaking will take place as soon as weather permits. According to Dan.el A. Fan" II, Director -of New Business Development with Prairie Grass Communities, the Walnut Grove building will be the ninth senior housing proj- ect constructed in a rural com- munity. Senior Housing Continued on page 14 17/11 Time.,, of ,un and clouds. Highs in the upper teen', and lows in the Io'w teens. 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