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ii 2 / ii i!; SENTINEL TRIBUNE -MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO February 23, 1994 Fire destroyed Macht's Farm Country Market in Lucan on Thursday night. The store has been in the Macht family for 30 years. Billy Alcorn, formerly of Walnut Grove, will be per- forming at the Murray Co. Pork Producers Banquet on February 28. RRC/WWG wrestlers have 5 individuals advancing to sections--Jared Cooley, Chadd Wahl, Andy Heeler, Ryan kaaderson, A1 Coulter. TWENTY YEARS AGO February 23, 1984 Bruce and Maydra Maas won the Hawaiian Holiday and Harold and Marie Hutchinson won the Las Vegas Holiday at the Walnut Grove Jaycees 8th annual Vacation Holidays Banquet. Rod Gertner was awarded the Grand Champion trophy for the second year in a row by the MN Paint Horse Association. Shirley Knakmuhs. direc- tor of Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, received a letter from a young girl in OK won- dering what happened to Walnut Grove after it was blown up! Apparently, the town was blown up and burned as an ending to the popular TV show. THIRTY YEARS AGO February 21, 1974 Local MN National Guardsmen have left for two weeks of training in Norway. Dale Boerboom, Walnut Grove was one of the Guardsmen. The flu has apparently reached its peak in the Walnut Grove schools. Tuesday there were 85 absences reported, compared to 136 absences the previous Friday. Warm temperatures have come to the area finally. Tuesday, February 19, tem- peratures reached 48 degrees. Temperatures every day last week were above the freezing mark. WALNUT GROVE NEWS Teri Herder 859-5402 Sandy and MaryAnn Alcorn were Sunday supper guests at the home of Bob and Bonnie Boerboom. Dennis and Evy Bakken were visitors at the Marjorie Bakken home one week ago Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Steve DeSmith, Brainerd, were Friday and Saturday guests at the home of Dorothy DeSmith. Dorothy Grunden was a dinner guest at the Kathy Rykhus home in Traey one week ago Monda3: Dorothy Grunden was a Sunday dinner guest at the Za't I; Rykhus home. Additi6nal'guests were Alan and Ryan Grunden o Tracy. Shirley Lorenz and Opal Lateen visited Dorothy Peterson at the Lamberton nursing home on Saturday. Janice Carter and Shirley Lorenz visited Sadie Swanson and Louise and Roy Arnold on Sunday. Art and Alice Maas accompanied Doug and Diane Halstenson to George, IA, on Sunday to the Jerry and Jennifer Smit home where they celebrated Chloe's let birthday. Konrad Kopperud was a Thursday afternoon visitor at the Oscar and Lorraine Steffen home. Dick and Lucille Bruns celebrated the family's February birthdays at the Jason Haug home in Windom on Saturday. David and Nancy Herder, Renville were Sunday afternoon visitors at the home of Jim and Teri Herder-Blahnik and family. Derek Bakken was a Saturday visitor at the Margie Bakken home. Shirley Knakmuhs received a telephone call Sunday morning from Christine Ribiero, who lives in Brazil. Christine was a foreign exchange student during the 1970-1971 school year. and she lived with the Grefe family. Christine wants to say, :'Hi" to the peo- ple of Walnut Grove, and she wants everyone to know that she still misses them dearly. Emil and Betty Bannick were guests at the Ron and Carol Bannick home in St. Peter Sunday. Also present to help celebrate Emil's 80th birthday were Nathan, Danielle and Willem of Carver, MN and Emily Bannick and Eli Travaille and their son Conner of Mankato. Margie Bakken visited Bernita Nackerud Sunday at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. 1500 0ff TS, NUTS 00&WASHERS NIIDWE00rr SUPPLY 1999 Olds Intrique, leather, 1999 Ford Expedition AWD sunroof, 40,000miles., $7,500 Eddie Bauer, S6,0O0 miles.. $13,500 '2001 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 25,000 miles ............ $13,900 '1997 Dodge Grand Caravan, new transmission ........... $3,100 left 3/4 front, 31,000 miles ........... $3,900 '2003 Chew Impala, roll, 17,000 miles .................. $3,800 '2003 Jeep Liberty, rt. side, good bags, 4,000 m ........... $6,900 '2002 Chew Silverado 25o0 HD 4x4 Ouramax, nee, E-Z roll, 65,00 m. Sl 1,500 '2002 Ford Taurus, front & right side, 7,Q00 miles ......... $2,800 '2002 Ford F150, super crew 4x4, rOt(, drives, 26,00Q m.. $13,500 with parts '2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, ft. side, with parts .......... $4,100 '2000 Chevrolet Venture Van, E-Z rear, drives, good bags, 48,O00 m ..... $4,300 Community Wednesday, February 25, 2004 Com club Pancake Feed WALNUT There .was a turnout for the Farm and feed last afternoon. At patrons en cakes, visitinql. Lee Kerry. Wanda Hoyt with the serving I00rner By Pam Steffen My favorite projects are ones that don't take a lot of time or money! This time of year is a great time to do some fun little decorating projects that will add a personal unique touch to your home. Add color and interest to a room with throw pillows made from cloth table nap- kins or hankies sewn togeth- er. Create layers and add embellishments such as but- tons, lace and beads. You can transibrm fabric from old formal dresses that are sequined or made of interest- ing fabrics into some dra- marie pillows. Other possi- bilities for pillow fabric are old curtains, bath towels, vintage table cloths, jeans, fur coats and bedspreads. This idea is so simple yet useful in any room of the house. Start with an old pop bottle crate that hs four sections. Using carpenter glue adhere wood appliquEs to the sides. Paint the box. sand the edges for a worn look (optional), and add legs to bottom side at the four corners using drawer pulls to complete the project. This caddy can be used on the kitchen table or counter, bathroom vanity, dresser, coffee table, patio or picnic table or desk. It can hold a vase of flowers, books, uten- sils, candles, linens. CDs. videos, bath accessories or picnic items. The possibili- ties are endless! The idea of beaded bowl covers has always intrigued me as the perfect picnic accessors; especially in the land of flies and mosquitoes. Bowl covers are usually cro- cheted or made from light airy fabric with beaded edges to keep the cover in place. Bowl covers would be easy m make yourself and the perfect one of a kind gift. Now would be a great time to refresh your flower pots that will be used outside this summer. Paint the pots in solid colors. To make them more interesting add colorful painted designs or layer col- ors on with a sponge. Mosaic pots can be made with bro- ken china, tiles, marbles and rocks using tile adhesive and tile grout. Start miniature flowers in eggshells to create a great table favor for spring enter- taining. Set the little unique flower pot in an egg cup or make your own. Cut a piece of heavy colored paper about 5" long and 1 1/2" wide. form a circle and glue ends togeth- er. Copyright 2004 .... Protecting food terrorist attacks Protecting the food sys- tem from terrorist attack is the topic of a scheduled for March 9 at the Lyon County Government Center. Commissioner Rooms 1-3 in Marshall. The workshop will be held from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Topics to be covered include an overview of local and regional food systems, potential threats and real examples, where threats come from, resources for local preparedness plans and who's who in emergency preparedness and response. Participant working groups will do a hazard and facility risk assessment and identi- corrective action ste.i  The workshoP sored by the Extension Service, for Public HeaR] Outreach and Public Health Advance rel requested by Marshall Re the U of M Service. 507-337-: 888-241-3261. Education nurses, food peace officers, dieticians and Other similar scheduled for St. Mankato. Crookston. MN Precinct caucuses Are there laws you just wish you could change? Do you have a good idea for a new law? Over the years I've had some ideas I think would be good for MN. I've also seen the government start of the MN election process for choosing candi- dates and issues for next fall's elections. You can help elect local party lead- ership, voice opinions on issues, and consider resolu- ATTENTION Walnut Grove Res Please lock your cars do some things that I think tions on subjects that could take all valuables out could be changed. Maybe become part of your politi- you have too. Well, there's cal party's platform. . them. AIso,--It you not an easy way you can have For more information on your "idea considered, precinct caucus and issues " I-," nanhln" ' '1 'w'''v''-ucll|t|klll Attend your party's affecting MN families, you please call 911and Walnut Grove Police precinct caucus on Tuesda): March 2 at 7:00 p.m. You don't need to do much -- you can just show up and listen if you want. Precinct caucuses are the can visit the MN Family Council's web site at MN needs good people like you to step up to the plate and make a difference for families. 1-6 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Center For appointments call Laura Anderson 507-859-2769 It's Tax Time/ Make an appointment today with Robert Kaufman, Eric Nelson or Greg Shaw Confidential, Accurate & * Taxation * Accounting * Auditing * Income Tax * Financial Planning * Estate * Management Advisory Services * Computer Service (in-house) for Business & lndustr3', Farmers & Minehart, McKee $ Associates Certified Public (507) 629-3909 158 3rd St., Tracy, MN e-filers/quickbooks advisors