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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, February 11, 2004 ; :i  ,,i !:!i  :; Senior Housing Project Moves Forward From page I That means that we're nine times better than when we started, said Farr. We're excited to be building here [Walnut Grove]. Prairie Grass has been building senior housing in the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas for the past 20 years before they branched out to small, rural communities. Buildings in the nine communities look similar from the outside, but the developers like to catch the flavor of the community when decorating the interi- ors. The Walnut Grove building will be flavored by its farming environment. Weathered lumber from the old barn on the site has been salvaged and is being stored. Planners are hoping to use that recycled lumber in the dcor of the building. Prairie Grass Communities literature pro- vides floor plan drawings and describes the Independent Living Neighborhood. The spacious apartments have all the comforts of home - large kitchens with full Whirlpool appliances including wash- ers and dryers, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, large bay win- dows, and individual patios. All entrances are secured and staff is present 24 hours a day. The Assisted Living Neighborhood appeals to seniors who need help with their daily routine but want to maintain independence. Assisted living units are a studio or a one-bedroom apartment. Each apart- ment includes a kitchenette and a full bathroom. The care plan is determined by the resident, his/her family, and the nurse on staff. Most importantly, assisted living provides peace of mind for residents and their families. Rental rates for a one- bedroom unit range from $675 - $725 a month. Two Bedroom/two bath units range from $825 - $875. $300 will hold an apartment and earn interest, with the other $300 due when the resident moves in. The security deposit of $600 is fully refundable if the resi- dent changes his mind about moving into Prairie Grass. The two-story building in Walnut Grove will contain 28 apartment units. Twelve units will be inde- pendent living apartments with a choice of 2 bed/2bath or 2 becYl bath plans. Both choices are 1032 square feet. Half of the assisted living units have a one bedroom plan with 546 square feet, while the other half has a studio plan with 476 - 515 square feet. Those interested in learning more about the Prairie Grass senior housing can contact Marlys at the EDA office at city hall in Walnut Grove. Snow moving REVERE -- This crew was busy Saturday afternoon moving snow off the main street in Revere. Watermain break WALNUT GROVE -- This crew was busy looking for a break in a on Main Street last Saturday morning. Letter explains roots of Westbrook Henry Schmidt. His son. who had plans to establish such a hospital, and after his son, Henry, became estab- lished, the son was going ahead with the project. His son. practiced from about 1912 - 1918 in Westbrook, when he passed away. Daniel would come back to my office every couple of months, or so, to again dis- cuss the matter, for a long time thereafter. He was very serious about the mat- ter, as he wanted to do some- thing that would be a memo- rial to his son, and benefit to the community. Man3, many times, one would see Daniel walking from his home, down to the post office, in the winter time, without wearing an overcoat or jack- et. He would come aver to my office, and warm limself, over my office space heater. His son, at the time of his decease, was married to Hazel Elizabeth Bullard. Hazel Elizabetll Schmidt, spent considerable time in Westbrook, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel The following was submit- ted by Elmer Anderson The following letter was written in the late eighties. It was included in some of the Hospital minutes. Marvin Adams letter on history of Schmidt Hospital My files on the Schmidt Hospital are no longer in existence. It was about 50 years ago, so I have to draw on my memory, for the things I now write about, the best i can. Some may be off. In the early 1940's. Daniel Schmidt of Westbrook, who lived a short distance North of the pres- ent Klasse Motor Garage, started to call at my office, and discussed the matter of a hospital for Westbrook, in memory of his deceased son, Find it/ast in the Sentinel Tribune... Serv,ce and Business Directory WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering - Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 Evers Chiropractic y Westbrook Area Wellness Center Dr. Mark A. Evers; Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507274-5200 Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. DUANE'S BODY SHOP Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Specializing in auto glass Call 507-274-6655 Westbrook, MN. G & R ELECTRIC State Bank of Lucan Serving the area since 1936 106 Main Street, Lucan, MN.50255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 Member FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160 DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I appreciate your business. Don Paplow M.L. GRAMS & ASSOCIATES, APA Melissa L. Grams, CPA Certified Public Accountants I can help you with your tax & accounting needs1 628 First Ave., Westbrook, MN 507-274-6171 Tracy Service Center Tom Hahn, Owner 410 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN. 56175 507-629-9243 168 4th St., Tracy, MN. 56175 Maytag, Magic Chef, Jenn Air RCA & GE TV's & VCR & DirecTv We service all makes and models Residential & Commercial Wiring Phone 507-629-4250 e-mail: elect@am-media.corn Julie's Studio 10 Family hair care & nail design. Hair, Nails, Tanning & Waxing Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 12 - 8 Wed. & FrL 8:30 - 5:00 Sat. 9:00 - 1:00 341 6th St. Walnut Grove, MN. 507-859-2000 STEFFEN ELECTRIC Revere Auto Body & Glass $25 Gift Certificate at T-Tommy's, Key Largo, or the Med Club with a windshield replacement or $500.00 Body Work. FREE pick up & delivery. Loaner car available. We can handle all your insurance needs. 40 years + experience. 1-800-752-6103 Jackels Construction, Inc. Since 1939 d ,, Electrical Contractor _,_,=___,_....=_ ___ .  , a ,oa u ,,, and es Health imura:e Appliance Sales & Service -.,t s A, o t, zh.4t of Paul  r-- N g T W 0 R K ThriventFinonciolforLutherons- 507-859-2114 Stocck, MN 56174 $07-44.$-3297 2032B  200203510 2002 Firinch'rar If you would like to have your message appear on this directory, please contact Wayne Rue at 274-6136 or 800-410-1859 New Homes Additions Remodeling Siding Garages Windows Shingling Finish Work Design & Drafting Matt Jackels, owner 274-5499 or 360-6420 Licensed & Insured Lic.#20276150 Schmidt. decease, and decease, and their plans for Westbrook was cussed. Hazel Schmidt, was v eryc tive and in the Schmidt's hospital, 100%. Minneapolis, teacher. She was understanding person. Daniel and agreed, that execute his Last Testament, portion of his pital do not recall came out, but around $50,000.00. I Elizabeth away several years am not certain on have no The was writer eral years. hired from plans discussed and the Many made and raise money. to the end, the was around short, and the took out a loan amount needed, promptly and according to its The writer =:ed by Jack President. Attention WWG and s Due to days, WWG having clasgeS o. February. 16, 2004- Murray Cou Cale Murray CourtY School school, 3: 15 day for dairy steers February President's closed Bu or in Ph. 1:8(