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SENTINEL TRIBUNE INSIDE Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Page 3 ,Board looks at Plan 'B' From page I The budget figures are maximum costs for a turnkey solution, including engineering, material, equipment, installation and com- missioning. Bakken also went over graphs and charts of cashflow analysis and steam versus hot water utility cost comparison. The boilers in use now are approximately 50 years old and very close to the end of their useful life. The new modular boilers are much smaller, it will take about four of them to replace the large present boilers. A board member asked if the new boilers would last as long as the old ones. Bakken said, %nfor- tunately they Would only last 25 to 30 years, but they should last at least 35 years with proper maintenance." Bakken has been working with custodi- ans Start Erickson and Dale DeSmith who have helped evaluate the present system. Bakken was concerned with the condition of the univents in the Walnut Grove building. If the board authorizes them (Harris Energy Services) to proceed with a detailed engineering study these are things that will have to be looked at. Bakken told the board since they could not come up with an a viable geothermal project, the district would not be charged the original $5,000 fee for a detailed engineer- ing study on the geothermal project. Bakken asked the board if they would sign a letter of intent to proceed with a detailed engineering study for ECO 2a / 2b Steam to Hot Water Conversion, at a cost of $5,000. The board voted to authorize the detailed engineering study for steam to hot water conversion. The study should take four to six weeks to complete. The study will include investiga- tion of pipe conditions, Test univents for functionality and conversion, perform air quality tests to establish a baseline, deter- mine load calculations to finalize boiler sizes, develop scope of work for competitive bidding, apply for grants and rebates, devel- op energy and operational savings., look for hot water integration potential, rewew scope with inspectors, present final firm fixed solu- tion. Final solution implementation per MN State Statute 471.354. Statute requires sav- ings guarantee from the engineering fLrm. American Cancer Society Daffodil Days The bright, yellow daffo- dil is the American Cancer Society's symbol of hope in the fight against cancer. Because the American ; Cancer Society's daffodils are fresh and colorful, Daffodil Days has become a successful fundraiser in the upper Midwest, where win- ters can be long, unpredict- able, and a sign of spring is always welcome! i For more information and to order call Toni Sletten 274-5609 or Janie Singer 274-5350. Order deadline is February 20. B-Squad girls drop two By Adam Kletscher MCC 45 WWG 16 The Chargers hosted MCC last Monday, evening, February 6. The Chargers had a difficult time against a veteran Rebel squad. The Chargers gave it their all but came up short. Elizabeth Woelber 3 points, Juliana Pederson 3 points, Abby Herding 2 points, Abby Dusek 2 points, Pakou Vue 2 points, McKenzie DePrez 2 points, Mady Johnson 2 points. Edgerton 40 WWG 28 The Chargers traveled to Edgerton Friday night to take on the Dutchmen. The Chargers played an impres- sive first half forcing numer- ous turnovers and keeping the game tight through half- time. The Chargers trailed 19-16 at the break. The sec- ond half belonged to the Dutchmen. The Dutchmen pulled away early in the sec- ond half and the Chargers couldn't catch up. The Chargers came up short los- ing 40 - 28. Abby Herding paced the Chargers with 10 points, 5 steals, and 2 assists. Abby Dusek 6 points, 1 assist. Mady Johnson 4 points, 10 rebounds. Elizabeth Woelber 3 points, 2 assists. Pakou Vue 2 points, 4 steals. Juliana Pederson 2 points, 3 rebounds. Mariah Olson 1 point. Donald Peterson Donald Peterson, age 93, of rural Dovray passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at Our House of Murray County in Slayton. Funeral services are pending with Stephens Funeral Service - Westbrook Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuner- LaVanche (Becker) Grossman died Sunday LaVanche (Becker) Grossman, age 97, of Lamberton, formerly of Chokio, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Valley View Nursing Home in Lamberton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at lh00 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Interment is in Sanborn Cemetery. Online condo- lences may be sent at www. stephens CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-41 O- 1859 ,Earth YES From page 1 Team captain Kasia Her checked the gen- erator on the bicycle that Pakou Vue was pedaling. The group has just received a 1000 kilowatt wind generator which they purchased. The group plans on install- ing it on the small bus garage on the south side of the school. Merrick said, "they hope it will provide power for the heaters and the concession stand." The unit has a six foot span and weighs about 80 pounds. The group will also look into battery storage and study the cost and life time of the project. The generator will be installed temporarily for the time being, but it will become a permanent fea- ture by the bus garage when they are able to fix it permanently when the weather warms. The group has also purchased infra red ther- mometers and portable meters to measure electri- cal use in homes. "We hope to set up a lending library so people can sign them out to check their homes for phantom electrical loss and energy loss in the home or business," Merrick said. The class will be judged by the state in early May. This yea the region has been expanded to over 30 schools. The region now runs all across southern Minnesota and includes west central part of the state. "It's a wonderful way for kids to make a difference in the world and for them to learn at the same time," Said Merrick. CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU Lady Chargers pick up a win By Sheryl Woelber, coach lockerroom with a lead of 31-25 over the dazed Chargers. Defensive adjust- ments were made at halftime and the Chargers were able to get going offensively. The Chargers shot well from the charity stripe, hitting 14-20 while the Rebels shot a cold 9-23. The girls were able to finally take the lead with about 2 minutes and were able to seal the game with free throws from Anne Woelber and Paige Erickson. The final score was WWG 54, Lincoln Hi 49. A. Woelber lead the Chargers The Westbrook Walnut Grove girls basketball team traveled to Ivanhoe on Monday, Jan. 30 to take on the winless Lincoln High Rebels. Earlier in the day, the team fuund out that teammate Dayna Comnick would not be playing due to illness. The team stepped up and found a way to make up for her absence and came home with a win, 54-49. The Rebels had hot hands as they scored seven 3-pointers in the first half taking them into the WWG Charger Maddie Frank put up a shot against Murray County Central last week, Monday night. WWG Charger Anne Woelber eyed the bas- ket in the game against the MCC Rebels last week. with 15 points while Erickson points and grabbed 9 chipped in 14 points and rebounds. Elizabeth Woelber dominated the boards by scored 7 points and lead the grabbing 14 rebounds, team with 5 assists. Maddie Karley Deprez added 10 Frank had 4 steals, 6 rebounds WINTER CLEARANCE SALE! We're making room for new inventory! The Game Room Sm'e Wilh So Much Morel and scored 4 points while Katie Dusek and Mady Johnson both scored 2 a piece for the Chargers. The Chargers then had a nice break and hosted the Rebels from MCC a week later on Monday, Feb. 6. The Chargers came out ready to play and were able to lead for most of the 1 st half but were overcome by a run from the Rebels before halftime. The halftime score was MCC 32, WWG 21. The second half continued to be a struggle for the Chargers as they were unable to attack MCC's zone defense which lead to many tumovers converted to MCC scores. The final score was MCC 60, WWG 45. A. Woelber fin- ished with 16 points and 5 rebounds while teammate Erickson scored l0 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and stole the ball 6 times. Deprez fin- ished with 8 points and E. Woelber had 4 points and 4 assists. Dusek chipped in 3 points and Frank and Abby Herding added 2 points a piece. The Chargers traveled to Edgerton on Friday, Feb. 10 to take on a very much improved Dutchmen squad. It's always a battle playing in Edgerton as the games become very physical. WWG held their own and went to the lockerroom at half down by 5, 27-22. The second half continued to be a battle as the Dutchmen were able to have 4 players score in double digits which made it tough for the Chargers to defend. The Chargers fin- ished with 26 fouls that lead to 19 points from the free throw line for Edgerton. E. Woelber (5 points and 4 rebounds) and Erickson (14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists) both fouled out for the Chargers. A. Woelber lead the team with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Deprez grabbed 7 rebounds and had 4 steals while Frank finished with 16 points (3-3 from the 3 point line) and had 5 rebounds. Dusek finished with 4 points and Herding scored 2 points from the freethrow line. The Chargers are now 9-10 overall and 6-7 in the Red Rock Conference. They trav- el to Hills, MN to take on the Patriots on Thursday, Feb. 16, and finish the regular sea- son with a home game versus Southwest Star Concept. This game will also be Senior Night and a Coaches vs. Cancer night. Please come out to join in the activities! I [ -- WWW,IIIIIGrIIOI.coIn 51lrl. 124