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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Page 6 GLANCES IN THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS AGO March 3, 1999 Karl Enstad, Luke Schneider, and Matt Kopperud, WWG High School seniors, have been nominated for the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award. All three are active members of band, choir, theater, and sports activities. Jeff Cooley finished in sec- ond place at 103 at the State Wrestling Tournament last weekend. Austin Scarset fin- ished in fifth place at 119. With the recent warm weather and with the aeration pumps going, there has been quite a large area of open water created, much to the liking of over one hundred Canadian geese who have been resting there for the past week. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 1, 1984 It wasn't much of a con- test, but Adam Kletscher won the distinction of being the first baby born in 1984 at the Schmidt Memorial Hospital in Westbrook Adam arrived on Wednesday, February 22. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kletscher of Westbrook. Area sportsmen are asked to meet on Tuesday, April 3, at the Storden Legion Club for an organizational meet- ing. At an earlier meeting, more than forty eight sports- men tumed out to confirm the fact that there is an active interest in forming a club. Three FHA members and Mrs. Wiggins attended the Action Activity Events at the Slayton High School Monday, February 27. Jackie Klasse won a silver rating on her presentation - Adoption, Why. Deena Carey and Becky Lidtke won a gold star rating on their presentation - Food for Fitness. Deena and Becky will advance to State Competition in April. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO March 6, 1969 Archie Anderson retired from the postal department last Thursday after 44 years on the job. It appears that Archie was the youngest man, at age 57, to retire with that many years' service. At age 12 Archie was watching trains come into the depot with friends, when the post- master, seeing he was the biggest one there, hired him to help haul and sort the par- cel post. A group of men inter- ested in acquiring an air- port for Westbrook met Monday night at Brook Lanes Cafe. Present were Wes Ewy, Roger Erickson, Marlin Schmidt, Roger Klasse, Marvin Knutson, Jack Riddell, Melvin Klasse, Richard Byers, and Ralph Merchant. The group dis- cussed ways and means of getting the State Aeronautical Board interested enough in an airport for Westbrook to come out and look over sites. Westbrook Cemetery Association annual meeting Wednesday, March 19 I:00 pm Council Room ! www.edwardjones.com You've Spent a Lifetime Preparing for Retirement. If you're recently retired or planning to retire, you're probably concerned about making the right financial decisions. Together, we can find the answers. We'll sit down, face to face, to develop a strategy designed to help your finances meet your needs over the long haul. To develop a retirement income strategy that works for you, call or visit today. Loretta J Gervais Financial Advisor 2558 Broadway Avenue Slayton, MN 56172 507-836-8128 Card shower for Deloras Sammons l OOth birthday March 13. Mail to 219 Eagle Court Randall, MN 56475 WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES March 10-14, 2014 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday - Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, peaches Tuesday - Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cran- berry salad, pumpkin dessert Wednesday Lasagna/ meat sauce, green beans, gar- lic bread, lemon-poppy seed All plans require 24-month commitment and credit qualification. $10/mo, equipment lease fee applies. Comparison based on average 4G speeds; comparison will vary based on actual speed, Speeds may vary, Steffen Electric Walnut Grove, MN 507.859.2114 steffenelectric.com Join the Cottonwood County Historical Society for an afternoon "Celebrating Cottonwood County Women Authors" on March 9 from 2-4 p.m. with the program begin- ning at 2:30 p.m. This year a number of local women have written and published books. What better way to recognize their accomplishments, but to invite them to read a selection, to talk about their book and to answer questions. Seven authors will be in attendance includ- ing Carolyn Van Loh and Paula Paplow from Westbrook; Patricia Miller, Freddie Hoppert, Janelle Kaye from Windom; Betsy Johnson- Miller who graduated Can pickups drive with snowplow blades attached all the time? One almost nicked me when I was driving past on a residential road. The snow removal blades you see attached to pickups are allowed and are not to exceed 102 inches [MSS. 169.80 Sub. 2], unless COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager MONTH When bundled with qualifying DISH TV paokages. cake Thursday - Meat subs, chips, orange fluff, almond cheese cake Friday - Taco salad, bread stick, ice cream For reservations call 859- 2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your commu- nity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. What a chilly week! We've all managed to stay warm, for the most part and continue to count the days until warmer weather! This week the tenants have participated in PoKeNo, J-I-N-G-O, SkipBo, BINGO, Blood Pressure Checks, Bone Builders, Stretching with Ashlee, Hand & Foot Canasta, the bus downtown Walnut Grove, Arts & Crafts, Golf and on Friday Ron Larson provided spe- cial musical entertainment of old time music & humor. Friday was also Polk-A- Dot Day. Next week brings Nail Painting, Weight Checks, Kings Corner, Dominoes and Catholic Mass on Thursday March 6th at 8:30am. Friday is Hawaiian Day along with an ice cream social in the afternoon. The regular cal- endar of activities will also take place. March is a generous month for birthdays! Shirley Knakmuhs cele- brates on the 3rd, Lana Sheets on the 9th, Eileen Elias on the 23rd, Francis Eichten on the 28th and Ted Anderson on the 27th. Jordaan Joel will also have a birthday on the 23rd. Please extend best wishes to all when you see them. That's the news from the country, stay warm and have a great week! n~ AUTHORIZED RETAILER MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS ~ fee of up fo $299 may apply. For 24-menth oum~, a t~nlnndou fou of $17.50/munth remaining will ~y ff s~ is ~in=nd ~ure e~ of ~m~. Equlpme~ m~ ~ ~m~ u~ cemdlati~ of our~ou, otherwise unreturned nduipm~t fees apply. Bugle discount available with a minimum of America's Top 120, DbhLATINO Ol~siou, or DISH Amedce. You will forfeit your bundle di~urlnt if ~ an~ea~ ir0m qml~ng l~garmuing or di~aur~t service. Offer valid through 6/12/14. Available services (spe~ and data ellowanous) depend on the geographic Iocndon of the subscittJer's residence. Service is not available in Puerto Rico and is limited in areas of klouka, Irt some areas, didlNET is only available through DISH Authoriznd Retailers, Nou-standard insfollaitons may result i~ ndd~ charge, Taxes and mu~hly oumce fees apply. State reimlM'ounl~ DNL"3"_6311 _6829 from Windom but now lives in Avon, Minnesota; and Michele L. Larson whose connection to the area is purchasing her grandfather's house south of Windom and writing about it. Books will be available for purchase from these women and other women authors who could not be in attendance. Light refreshments pro- vided. This program is co-sponsored by the Cottonwood County Historical Society and the Friends of the Windom FIFTEEN YEARS AGO March 3, 1999 After 28 years working at the Walnut Grove Post Office, Saturday, February 27, 1999, was Eunice Kassels last day on duty. She is retiring, not because she doesn't like her job. It is because she needs to retire as it is necessary to be able to lift 50 pounds or more. Broadcasters from KLGR radio in Redwood Falls inter- viewed local people over the radio at the Pancake Day on Thursday, February 25. Three hundred twenty five guests were served. ~.;Lihrary~ Mark y,,ON ~1~ i, enaars for Mar ri9 ..... " " THIRTY" ' let's celebrate Cottonwood County women authors! For more information contact the Cottonwood County Historical Society at (507) 831-1134. ASK A TROOPER BY JACALYN STICHA they have applied and received an annual per- mit. With the permit, they can go up to - but not exceed - 10 feet, 120 inches [MSS. 169.86 Sub. lb], between October 1 and April 1 each year. We all share the road with necessary vehicles of all shapes and sizes, as well as with pedes- trians and bicyclist. The key is being aware of each other, and work- ing/driving with mutual respect. YEARS AGO March 2, 1984 About fifty people turned out at the community center on Friday to attend the land auction. Many of those attending were just curious, while others were seriously considering making a bid on the Holly Township land. The farm economy remains depressed, in spite of predic- tions the country is on the economic mend. Bob and Joyce Alcorn received some exciting news from their song-writing son, Bill, the past week. The Oak Ridge Boys are planning to record his song. The title of the song is TARA, SHE'S GONE WITH THE WIND. Dan Peterson was just one basket short of winning the Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest in Tracy on Sunday, February 26, and was named runner-up in the Region. Amy Farber placed first in her category, and will advance to the state competi- tion. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO March 6, 1969 The high school basketball team was eliminated in the District 10 Tournaments Thursday night, losing to Winthrop 77-62 at New Ulm. The evening was frustrating from start to finish. A typical :'"tOuruame]a~: time" :snow- storm contributed to the play- ers' bus stalling near Sleepy Eye. The team arrived late, causing a 15 minutes delay in the game. Three bus loads of students bound for the game never got there -- two stalled, the third stopped to help. Snow packed the engines. A Sleepy Eye school bus trans- ported the students back to Walnut Grove. Percy C. McKarrell, Jr. of Revere, has been appointed Federal Crop Insurance Agent for Redwood County. He succeeds William O. Struebing, who died recently. Army Pfc. Garry L. Sykora, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Sykora, was assigned to the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, January 27, as a clerk-typist. Ha'* HAIRCUTS- $12 -k-k-k-k-k WESTBROOK AG POWER -k-k-k-k-k SPRING PARTS February 24th-March 31stl Sweeps, Filters & Oils PARTS SPECIAL! Up To Stop in and test your Kinze meters on the Kinze test stand- only $2.50 per meter! (Parts and labor additional) www. west b roo ka g power, com Westbrook, MN PH. 507-274-6101 q