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FAMILY INDEX PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS AREA FOCUS AREA FOCUS CLASSIFIED SPORTS PAGE 10 PAGE ] | PAGE 1 2 PAGE ] 3 PAGE ] 4 PAGE 1 5 PAGE ] 6 WALNUT GROVE JC YOUTH WRESTLING TOURNAMENT PAGE 10 18,2004 cents entinel ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 24 A Section - 16 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition to use grant purchase bullet vests GROVE -- At COuncil meeting, 9th, Dave tel)resenting the Grove Police asked the to participate in a grant program bullet proof all officers that Walnut Grove. If were approved; for the full time officers would be at 100% and the licensed officers reimbursed at 50%, officer being for the other Was approved by also asked for a for the officers and SUB- approved of ane pair of long sleeved shirt sleeved shirt, as needed. Malmberg asked to approve parking tickets violatiolls__ and for people move their vehi- street after a one warning vehicle will be Peterson gave She asked about putting a area of the pool drinks on and cues on, so they the wall. The try to look at in other estab- l.hefore making a Steichen, PeopleService, gave the water/wastewater report. A water leak on a service line to a business on Main Street was discussed. The problem was found on a Friday night, and a few businesses and homes were without water for 2 1/2 days. There was 5" of frost to dig through and then parts had to be ordered to make the repairs. The new tractor the city ordered will be shipped the end of February. The Council decided to make payments over a five year period, with the possibility of paying if off before due date. The Council reviewed Ron & Karla Boons applica- tion for a building permit with variance to build, a garage off the alley behind their home. The application was tabled until the water shut-off can be located and they can determine how many feet from the side property line they would be. Kathy Mischke ques- tioned the city policy regard- ing payment for fixing water leaks. The ordinance states the property owner is responsible for repairs from the water main into the building. She felt the city should stand a portion of the expense when the leak is out in the street. No change in policy was made. Delinquent water bills were discussed. It was decided to turn off all delin- quent accounts as soon as it could be done. Repairs for a new trans- mission on the city's dump truck were approved at a cost of $2,400, plus labor. i ; : i ;: He's a "Bandit" now Luke Doubler inks a contract to play Arena Ball By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WALNUT GROVE -- From his high school days people remember Luke Doubler as a talented three sport athlete. After graduating from Westbrook Walnut Grove in 1999 Luke went to St. Johns University at Collegeville. While majoring in Social sciences Luke was able to play football with the "Johnnies" under Coach John Gagliardi. He played on special teams and outside linebacker. In his last year with the Johnnies he got some looks from the semi pros and the arena league scouts. Last summer Luke played semi-pro ball and he got himself an agent. In early January of this year Luke signed a contract to play in the NIFL with the Sioux Falls "Storm". Luke began practicing with the storm tbr Luke Doubler the upc%ming season. Last weekend while he was home, Luke got a call from his agent inform- ing him he had been traded to the Sioux City "Bandits". Luke who plays strong Safety wis traded for a cornerback. "They were really deep at the safety position so I should get to play more with the "Bandits," said Doubler. In high school I)oubler credits.his, the AFL Arena F(x)tbatl l,eague, "that ,,, ,, coaches for their guidance. He said coaches Carter Ross, Leo Theisen, and Steve LeBoutillier really were a posi- tive influence on his football career. Luke explained the differences in arena ball. He said there is Semi-Pro leagues, where some of the players get paid. Then there is the National Indoor Arena LeaglJe, "which is the one I will be playing in" Then there is A Permanent is the league just below the NFL." These leagues while not affiliated with the NFL, are considered to be stepping stone leagues to the majors, much like minor league baseball clubs. Luke Doubler Continued on page 3 Wellness Center receives Grant Sign for Walnut Grove not over yet I lnter showed last week who is in charge. Throwing twenty to thirty mile an hour winds caus- conditions throughout the area last Wednesday. By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune The Walnut Grove Community Club met for its regular meeting Monday evening, February 10. Officers for the coming year are Cindy Wahl, president, Dave Hoyt, treasurer, and Amy Ankrum, secretary. It was decided to drop the southwest Minnesota Chamber membership this year because Walnut Grove didn't benefit from the organization. The report on the Redwood County Mitten Tree indicated that the project went very well. One hundred seventy-five Redwood County families were helped, and fifty- seven of those families were from the Lamberton area. Final arrangements for the Pancake Day on February 11 were dis- cussed. It was announced that Glen Shaw has made a generous money-donation to be used for care packages for troops in the Middle Community Club Continued on page 3 The Westbrook Wellness Center has received a $1,200.00 grant from the Coteau des Prairie Resources Conservation and Development (RC&D). The purpose of the Resources Conservation and Development Program is to help accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources; to improve the general level of economic activity; and to enhance the environment and standard of living in the RC&D area. The program was devel- oped to carry out action plans for social, economic, and environmental better. Tent of communities. The Coteau des Prairie RC&D Council is comprised of the County Boards of Commissioners and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the nine county areas of Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock. The RC&D Council in this area prioritize the needs of nine counties and work on possi. ble funding sources for these projects. 34/21 30/11 22/14 31119 Mix of sun Show show- Partly Mix of sun and clouds, ors possible, cloudy- and clouds. 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