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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS AT 2:00 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING, DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR ADC 50902 SmallTown Inc 09113/99 2'17 W COTA ST 3 SHELTON. WA 98584,-2263 5 . Ill0!!l!ljIIl!!!l!!ll I1. Wednesday March 5, 2014 $1:00 Volume No. 29 NUMBER 28 10 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Westbrook Walnut Grove I Doug Lee showed administration and board ways to do fund-raising, some of these projects are plans for a portable members. The cost is getting Currently a lot of the fund- done, people can just donate simply to high, and it hardly raising is done through sales a dollar figure and not pur- Putt Putt mini golf can be called a class trip of products, from cookie chase the products. course to use for when there is seldom more dough too pizzas, often these Woelber said, "We may fund-raising than half the class attending, projects derive a fairly small have to start looking at the Superintendent Lay profit, while costing the cam- possibility of smaller trips." Tom Merchant Woelber is on record as say- munity a much larger sum. It Leo Theisen reported the Sentinel Tribune ing we need to find better has been suggested that when junior, class is still planning WWG -- For some time now the school board has wrestled with the high cost of senior trips. In recent years trips have included destina- tions to New York City, and Washington D.C. Cost for these trips range from $30,000 to $40,000, depend- ing on the number of students attending. Students and chaperones making these trips unequivo- cally say 'it is a trip of a life time.' Without a doubt those two places hold a wealth of historical and cultural expo- sure for the students. However there are a couple of problems with these trips that have been brought up by on going to D.C. and Newand it includes, putters, York, with a possible side trip balls, score cards and mis- to Philadelphia. There are cellaneous items. Students about 30 kids planning on will be approaching busi- going out of a class of 36. nesses and other organiza- Freshmen class advisor tions to pitch their project Doug Lee told the board his and hopefully land some class is looking at doing a donations. smaller class trip of maybe Lee and Josh Barron are just a couple days and possi- planning on writing a match- bly staying within Minnesota. ing funds grant but will not We are looking at a trip that know until fall if they receive would involve the entire class it. if they receive the match- -- rather than just half of the ing grant the money will be class." used to construct a trailer to Lee proposed a project of a haul and store the pods. Portable Mini Golf course, Lee said they will demon- the course has been named strate the one hole prototype the "Chargers Back 9." The at the WAV Cabin Fever course will be constructed event. They also plan on using a metal frame 6 feet by having all the pods built in 16 feet long. The 9 hole time to use at Westbrook Fun course will cost about $6,500 Days, and during the Wilder Pageant weekends. The money raised from the proj- ect will be used to support Left: Matt Otto school organizations such as watches as Eli FFAand Class trips. Gundermann lines up a putt on the mini golf proto-type. School on page 3 Council disc plans for tax forfeit d properties By Paula McGarvey may be willing to bring a business to Walnut Grove. The Walnut Grove City Properties purchased at the Council met in a regular 2013 auction will be up for session on the 10th day of sale by sealed bids at the February, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. March 10, 2014 council in the council room. Greg meeting. The clerk will Hansen, Xiong Yang, Todd put together a form that will Harrington and Leonard need to be filled out for each McLaughlin were present, bid stating what the intend- Jeff Harnack was absent, ed purpose of the property Also present were Mike would be and the anticipat- Zeug and. Kerwin Armitage ed date of completion. The Mayor Hansen presided following parcels will be at the meeting sold with the each having a Discussion was held minimum bid. about the properties that 94-568-0740: 451 9th the city purchased at the Street - Block 5, Lot 6 (Lot Forfeited tax auction. The size 50' x 140') *Minimum council decided they would bid $500 allow the EDA to use the 94-200-2780: 200 property on 6th Street &Washington St.- Block 19, Main when they are talking East I] Lot 11 & All Lot 12 to any interested person that (Lot size 75' x 140') *mini- mum bid $800 uor license to serve alcohol the plumber's suggestion 2014 contract. The coun- 94-200-3580: 630 during this meeting/gather- for solutions to the sewer cil agreed to speak to area Washington - Block 23 Lot ing. The council approved problems in the commu- property owners about leas- 18 ex N 50' & E 10' of Lot a special liquor license for nity center. The Council ing an area for branches and 19 ex N 50' (Lot size 35' x April 6, 2014. agreed it to go forward with leaves in 2015. 90') ?*minimum bid $100 The Water/ Wastewater the plumber's suggestion to Discussion was held 94-568-0060:840 Main report was given by make the necessary changes on the 2014 Fire and Street - Block 1 Lot 17 (50' Kerwin Armitage from to fix the backupproblems Ambulance Budgets to x 100') PeopleService. in the community center, be presented to the town- 94-568-0080: Ninth All plant maintenance The Police Report wasships. The council Street (garage)- Block 1, work orders have been given by Chief Zeug. approved the budgets with Lot 18 (50'x 100')& S 1/2 completed for the month. Discussion was held on get- corrections to be present- of 19 (Lot size 25' x 100') Walnut Grove will once ting a cell phone for the ed to the townships at the *minimum bid for both par- again purchase phosphorous police department so that annual meeting. eels sold together is $2500 credits from Mankato, MN. Zeug's personal phone will The $20 dues to the Casey The Bar & Grill report The vent fan at the plant not be needed to log on to Jones Trail were approved. was reviewed by the coun- will need to be repaired, the state reporting website. The council approved cil. The annual TAMS Kerwin reported that the Discussion was held the Minutes for the January class will be held at the 3rd pump in the lift station about the contract with13, 2014 regular meeting Walnut Grove Bar & Grill will need to be replaced. Janet Putte for the use of and Claims #35864 through on Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014. The Council approved the her property for branches, 35924. Deb has asked for the coun- purchase of a new pump.grass clippings, and leaves. cil to approve a special liq- Discussion was held on The council approved the debratin Cottonwood County Women Authors Join the Cottonwood County Historical Society for an after- noon "Celebrating Cottonwood County Women Authors" on March 9 from 2-4 p.m. with the program beginning at 2:30 p.m. This year a number of local women have written and published books. What better way to recognize their accom- plishments, but to invite them to read a selection, to talk about their book and to answer ques- tions. Seven authors will be in attendance including Carolyn Van Loh and Paula Paplow. Delivery may be a pr0bl m! WESTBROOK -- Last week a driver hit these mail boxes on First Avenue. Apparently the driver reached back for something and ended up hitting the mail boxes. It also did about $4,000 damage to the car. . . 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