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lt.hhtlteHtOhmtt,.l,t..thh;,.tlh.,tztt,ltu,q *******MIXED ADC 553 SMALL TOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA ST 8HELTON, WA 98584-2263 National FFA Week Feb. 20-27, 2016 FFA WEEK AT WWG PAGE 9 . IIl[llL!l!ijIIl!!!l!!llll. L Wednesday February. 24, 2016 $1.00 i: Volume No. 31 NUMBER 27 12 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Serving: Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Currie, Storden, Dovray, and Revere areas Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA Members 2015-201 6 Lincoln Anderson, Matthew Baker, Nicole Baker, Addison Beaty, Jordyn Berg, Nicholas Berg, Cole Bunting, Matthew Bums, Tessa Busswitz, Joel Byers, Morgan Dennistoun, Matthew Deprez, Mc Kenzie Deprez, Daniel DeSmith, Megan DeSmith, Christopher Ebeling, Tyson Elzenga, Brittany Erickson, Parker Freeburg, Gabriele Grams, Kenji Hang, Nicholas Hang, Stacy Hanson, Adam Hass, Abraham Her, Kennedy Her, Beau Herding, Talitha Horkey, Caroline Homer, Samantha Hotzler, Bonnie Imker, Jerry Imker, Dawson Iverson, Cassandra Jackels, Mitchell Jarmer, Jack Jorgenson, Tyler Keithahn, Jacob Kleven, Matthew Kleven, Anthony Koch, Kyle Kuehl, Thomas Lindstrom, Emanuel Lorenzo, Theresa Merrick, Cassidy Mischke, Beth Nelson, Ben Olson, Cole Olson, Mariah Olson, Jacob Otto, Ethan Parker, Juliana Pederson, Andrew Quade, Ashton Quade, Tyler Schoborg Mariah Soleta, Makenna TaMe, Christopher Vande Kiefl, Lina Vue, Pahnia Vue, Amanda Westberg, Isaac Winter, Emma Woelber, Grace Woelber, Chueyee Xiong, Yeng Xiong, Yer Xiong, Bao Yang, Levi Yang, Peter Yang. our ers The equivalent to planting 19,362 trees By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- Jim Jorgenson has had a strong interest in alternative energy systems for several years. About five years ago he installed a 10 KW wind generator that produces 35,000 kw per year. The wind generator is smaller than originally planned due to the company declaring bankruptcy. Nonetheless the system is up and running and feeds into the farm excess energy feeds into the - grid through South Central . El tri Coop. Jorgenson recently got interested in solar energy when he met Mike Woodley, a former radio. ports per- sonality for WCCO Radio. Woodley is the promoter who lined up the entertain- ment for the two benefit concerts "Keeping the Kourage" in support of Jorgenson's daughter Kate who lost her left arm from the elbow, in an accident two and a half3m'a ago:, Woodley at o;is:the sales director for Sundance Solar company. Just last week workers from the company were busy installing the solar panels just south of the farms hog confinements. Jorgenson said, "five years ago wind energy was much more cost effective than solar- since then there has been many advancements and the cost has gone down dramatical- ly." change, people are going to have to change the way of doing things Today .and down the road reducing our carbon footprint is going to be very important. In a projection of the carbon footprint by the company, over the life of the system 831 tons of carbon dioxide will be eliminated from their footprint. That is equivalent to -- planting 19,362 trees; driving reduced by 1,662,000 auto miles or 84,762 gallons of gasoline; reduce coal burn- ing by 809,744 pounds (404.9 tons). Jorgenson says.with gov- ...................................... ernment regulations and ................................. concerns about climate e$oJar on page 10 RACES At the Charger Pep Fest last week there were mini tractor races. At right, Kennedy Her turned his tractor, Below: Matt Kleven pushes a whip cream pie in the face of one of the losing drivers, Jake Otto. More on Page 12. .'..,- i/. ON RECORD PAGE 2 EDUCATION PAGE 8 SPORTS PAGE 3 FFA SALUTE PAGE 9 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 BUSINESS PAGE I0 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 (~LASSIFIED PAGE 1 1 COMMUNITY PAGE 6 AREA NEWS PAGE 12 CALENDAR PAGE 7 WINTER SPORTS PAGE 3, 7 INFORMATION CIRCULATION CONTACT.US . .... . ' CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2016 Sentinel Tribune b