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; r- ~.''; ~ C~ i: Concert Tuesday Feb. 26 !WWG High School Music theme "Sing of Nature and of will be presenting its Concert on February 26th in the new gym at the School. High Concert Band, direction of Thomas will perform selections Karl L. King's March 0f'Freedom" to the "Second Folk Rhapsody" by Included in the are the familiar folk Boy", "Skip To My amd "Shenandoah". Along are "Athenian and "Three Ayres From , which is written in the English folk songs to capture the mood and their life on the Castle. section is comprised organized around the Love". The girls will sing "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". The full choir will perform "Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind", "The Earth Adorned" and "Blue Skies". The boys' number is "Riders in the Sky". Also at this concert, the newly formed Girl's Show Choir and the nine member jazz ensemble "Silver Sound" will perform selections. Please join us for an evening of live music that will chase the winter blues away! The concert is free of charge. 1991 Westbrook Hospital Days WESTBROOK- The 1991 Westbrook Hospital Days will be held on June 28, 29 and 30. Flag fund started by Community Club WALNUT GROVE -- The Community Club has established a Flag Fund with the money donated to be used to buy new, more sturdy flags to replace the flags now displayed on the light poles on main street and other streets in the city. Donations may be made by check or cash, and can be made by sending to Community Club Treasurer or left at Knakmuhs Insurance Agency for your convenience. Checks can be made out to Community Club Flag Fund. Last Friday evening during the Intermission of the boys basketball team the winners of the Kiss the Pig contest were crowlled. In addition to wearing the crown and kissing the pig, the lucky winnere were serenaded by the girls show choir. The winners were Janae Weis studbnt winner and Warren Riddell adult winner. The effort raised about $200 for the choir. ST Photo. . Serving." Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Dovray, and Revere areas Volume No. 7 wednesday, Feb. 20, 1991 Issue No. 22 )K ~ During Bill Richards report, the of student driving was Board members and agreed that there much driving going on various aspects a motion was made driving will by students during with the driving problem the board that be is ; Inoblem 0f stti t free gave the board members a sheet with the proposed new Region assignment. Westbrook Walnut Grove will be in Region 3. The boundaries of the new region will be the Iowa border on the south, the South Dakota border on the West, Springfield on the east, and Ortonville/ Bellingham on the north. The region is made up of 40 schools and will be broken into 4 sections of 10 schools. According to Kjorness the old District 7 schools will remain in one section with the addition of two other the noon hour. schools. board approved e-COMMUNITY EDUCATION of supervision in the Kjorness also gave the board tic there has been some :the noon hour. told the board he the Student Council to with a solution, and that have to do it within a Otherwise the board to take action on the a'Rtp also included a y and cost for the Senior class trip. to Colorado will and is scheduled 23rd. they will tour Olympic Center in gs, Cave of the and the Air Force In Denver they will see as the Museum of History, Mile High the Denver Zoo, State and Elitch Gardens is estimated to cost t based on 25 participating. THEFT also told the board that been a theft of $400 last after the wrestling the money was left stand over night removed sometime that evening and the morning when Mr. it up. receipts are not left tight, but due to a they were this made out and filed Westbrook Police ; .AY asked the board to r hire Deb Kuehl to direct All High School Play. :.dry will be $860 as m the master agreement. will be held April 12th The board passed a ' hire Deb Kuehl. spring schedule for Community Education, stating that they soon will be mailed to residents of the district. The board also approved four elementary student applications for Open EnrollmenL STAFFING NEEDS LETTER The board acted upon a letter from Storden - Jeffers School. The letter indicated that they wished to meet with members from the Westbrook Board to discuss staffing needs for the coming year. It was decided that board members Gene Kronback, Bruce Jorgenson, and Jim Schmidt would meet with the Storden - Jeffers Board, February 26th at 8:00 p.m. in Storden. LETTER ON COOPERATING The board also received a letter from representatives of education associations from the following schools; Walnut Grove, Storden- Jeffers, Lamberton, Sanborn, and Westbrook. These representatives feel'that an arrangement involving all of the afore mentioned schools appears to generate a positive feeling amongst business and community members. These representatives after meeting to discuss the matters of the future of education in rural areas have come up with the following recommendations. 1. The school boards of each district actively "investigate the immediate combining, of the 5 mentioned districts. 2. It is our understanding there is money available for C & C (Combinations and Cooperation). Therefore, the investigation of economic and financial opportunities available for our districts must be pursued. Legislation will be dictating the future of our districts and the education of our children. Let us act now while our communities have a choice and some control concerning our school districts. The board took no action on the letter but members expressed designating poling places and hours for district elections not held on the day of a state wide election. The board also acted upon a resolution requiring that districts comply with both state and federal law prohibiting discrimination. DRIVERS TRAINING Gary DeBates brought a proposal for new Drivers Training rates. The present rate is Sll0 for behind the wheel and classroom instruction. He said that after took out what he pays the sch for ear expense, and Federal, State and Social Security he is making less than $6.00 per hour. He noted that summer school teachers are paid $16.00 per hour. After discussing the matter it was suggested that they raise the fee to $130.00 per student, and hire DeBates on an hourly basis at $16.00 per hour. To help defray the $30.00 of the individual fee from the Community Ed. fund subject to approval of the advisory council. So actually the individual fee will be $10.00 less than before. Break in at Hoyt Oil i Valentine night ~ WALNUT GROVE-In going about the regular routine of opening up the Hoyt Oil and Convenience Store on Friday morning, February 15, Dave Hoyt noticed the door to the shop on the north of the building was standing open and a rug that was supposed to be in front of the door in the station was out of place. On further investigation, Dave discovered the safe was missing from the office. Some time ago, an attempt was made by intruders to open the safe, but their efforts were in vain and they left the station with only stealing merchandise. Intruders this time decided to load up the entire safe that weighs approximately 300 pounds and cart it off. Entry was sained by breaking a window in the grease room on the west side of the station, and it is assumed the safe was taken out 6f the building through the large door of the shop on the east side of the station. In addition to the undetermined amount of money that was in the safe, all the records were stored there, and this is causing a great inconvenience for the business. The Walnut Grove City Police Department is investigating the incident with assistance from the Redwood County Sheriff's Department. The break-in at Hoyt Oil and Convenience is just one of a number of incidents the past few weeks. On the night between February 9 and 10, intruders broke Cable TV Update: WESTBROOK -- According to Light plant superintendent Dennis Jutting work is underway on the new Cable TV system being installed by the city. Jutting gave May Ist as a target date to be in operation by. Of course we still do not have our license back from the FCC yet and ff it isn't here by then we will have to delay operations until it arrives. However we are hopeful that it will be back in time, and we will be ready to go, barring any other unforeseen problems. Persons wishing to sign up for the new service can do so right now, however, we will be running a subscription campaign around the first of April. Light plant hires Cable TV Technician WESTBROOK Recently the Westbrook Light commission hlred Davld Berg, formerly of Hastlngs, to help Install and malntaln the new cable TV system In Westbrook. Berg Is a graduate of Dakota County Technlcal Instltute where he studled to be a cable TV Technlclan. Berg Is marrled and has 4 chlldren. He and his wife Mary and two Appreciation Days Walnut Grove February 21 st Westbrook February 27th Check ads on pages 11 and 14 for complete details ii'! WALNUT GROVE--Police Chief Miller checked over the area where thieves entered Hoyt Oil and Convenience last week. ST Photo. into the Meadowland Mini Mart in Revere and stole a VCR, all the adult movie videos, and a Ninetendo deck. On the night of February 15 or early 16, a break in at the Cactus Bar re s, ulted in the theft of beer and clgarets. The Redwood County Sherriff's Department is investigating those incidents. | / Pastor Scott Nagel and Susan Redman. ST Photo. Rev. Scott Nagel installed at Trinity WALNUT GROVE -- Scott Nagel was installed as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at interest intheconcept. Of their children Jeremy In ceremonies held on Sunday, Julia Graves reported BASEBALL DIAMOND 8th grade and Katie in 7th Subscription Increase February 10th. A reception was held following the installation and will be a pre-school Jim Schmidt told the board that grade now reside In WESTBROOK -- Due to recent church services Sunday morning. eb. 28th and March 1sthe has lined up someone to donate Westbrook. They alto have a large increases in postage and other Rev. Nagel has been in the rolds.9 reported that there will pipewateringandsystemdigging'fortOtheinstallnew balla grown son In Anoka and a costs we are forced to increase our Walnut Grove area since January tst in Residence program field and football field, daughter who iS a high subscriptions by $2.00 on all20th when he performed his first th and llth featuring~Hesaid however that they would echool senior finishing subscriptions. Counter sales wili go Sunday service for the have to come up with funds to pay SChOol in Wisconsin. Dave from 35c to 45c. congregation. He has been busy The increases will take effect for the sprinkling heads. Thehas worked on systems in March 1st. Persons wishing to visiting the shut-ins and getting Minnesota, Wisconsin and iowa. His favorite past time Is fishing. Welcome to Westbrook! ST Photo. renew at the old rate will have until then to do so. Complete details are featured in an ad on Page 11. acquainted with the congregation and the area. His wife, Susan Redman, has been required to remain in Arden Hills, their former residence, where they own a townhouse and are hoping it will said that they had notification of approval for computer and equipment. amount is $3227. Steve Kjorness board tabled the idea until the March meeting. Resolutions were passed establishing dates for filing affidavits of candacy, and establishing combined precincts, be sold soon, so she can move here -~aiso. In the meantime, she is "commuting" and working in the Twin City area. Rev. Nagel is a native of Illinois and graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA, followed by graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, and then to Luther NW in St. Paul for his work towards becoming a minister. Trinity Lutheran in Walnut Grove is his first call, and he is very pleased with the progress he has made in settling in over the past several weeks. He and Susan have both worked at Bible Camps during their college summers and enjoy working with yotmg people. They both also enjoy visiting the Continued bn page 14