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The program provides supplemental food including; canned fruits; vegetables, dry and canned milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter, or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta. The program serves low income Minnesotans. Morns and children - 185 percent of poverty level, and seniors - 130 percent of poverty level. Requirements for cer- tification: Recently postmarked mail with your name and address. Knowledge of current gross monthly household income. Picture ID or passport. Postpartum mothers and all children need a WIC folder, birth certifi- care or documentation of your child's birth date. The program will be administered from the Storden Civic Center the first Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The program is spon- sored by Second Harvest Heartland, Mothers and Children, and Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors. For more information contact the Storden City Clerk, 507-445-3139 or Kate Roberts, RSVP Cottonwood County 507- 831-1803. iC h I The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Tourist Information Center is in the middle of a major expansion and exhibit renovation project i By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WALNUT GROVE Last year the Wilder Museum committee, under executive director Amy Ankrum, put forth a two phase expansion plan. The fast phase of the plan began last October. It includes expanding and remodeling of the gift shop, a new side- walk replacing the board walk going from the gift shop to County road 5. Also receiving attention are new exit and entrance doors, the "exterior of the Artist Jesse James worked on the depot scene inside the depot building on the museum grounds. Nicole Elzenga said, "the sioned to paint a second Walnut Grove residents extra space will allow us to mural for the background of from 1875, selling and buy- west outside wall is getting ne~v-~rf~. ~ facing to match ing peak times it can get the stone work on the collec- tions storage building. The office area. is also being remodeled. spread things out more in the gift shop so gift items can be seen better by the visitors. It will be much better for our customers -- especially dur- quite crowded." Elzenga sa'f(/ "bur dis- play areas are receiving much attention also." In the depot scene in the, Heritage ing supplies for the home- Lane building. The painting stead or even being a bank features the train depot and a teller in the early 1900's. locomotive with a prairie The museum is looking fiery sunset setting off the for items you would fred in scene, a general store between Artist, Jamessai-d~ "~te~-~1-870-1940, old envelopes letting me know what they from the 1870's- 1920's and wanted in the scene, I felt it antique checks from the had to have a prairie sunset." early banks in Walnut Grove. Phase II of the project depot building an artist from will begin in the fall of2011, the twin cities was commis- It will further expand the gift sioned to paint an 1880's shop and visitor center with Walnut Grove scene on one 17 by 42 foot addition on the of the walls. Greg Preslicka east side of the gift shop and of ."The Big Picture" was offices. A vestibule will be commissioned to do the added to the main entrance, mural. and the whole front of the Elzenga felt the mural building will be remodeled really enhanced the south to look like a general store room in the depot. facade from the 1880 's. Area artist, Jesse James of rural Tracy, was comnus Collections Manager , ' ' " Elzenga was excited about the new Hands-On exhibit which will be ready for the 2011 season, opening April 1. The new exhibit will fea- ture a general store, bank, post office and the original 1906 Walnut Grove tele- phone booth. According to Elzenga, visitors will be able to expe- rience writing letters to Elzenga said they are looking for old buttons, sewing notions, cast iron skillets, and other dishes, antique tin cans, square nails, old bolts, and old led- ger books to be used for the hands on area. Museum Continued on Page 3 Public H Fi By Paula McGarvey The Walnut Grove City Council held a Public Hearing on the 14th day of February, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the council room, fol- lowed by a regular city coun- cil session. Mayor Hansen presided at the meeting The purpose, of the Public Hearing was to discuss the Wastewater System Facility Plan and answer any ques- tions from residents and the council about the recom- mended work that needs to be done at the plant and the recommendations for the collection system that wasn't upgraded in 2005. Andy Kehren from Bolten & Menk was present to answer ques- tions. The council would not expect to go forward with every recommendation but will wait to see if any grant money is available for the project before making any cuts to the recommendations. The council approved the Resolution to adopt the Walnut Grove Wastewater System Facility Plan as pre- sented by Bolten & Menk. The council authorized Bolten & Menk to request the city to be placed on the 2012 Project Priority List and to be placed on the 2012 Intended Use Plan for the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund and the 2012 Intended Use Plan for the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. The maintenance report was given by Tom Hansen. The Police Report was given by Chief Zeug. Zeug asked the council to consider pur- chasing a rifle for the Police Department. Councilman McLaughlin suggested to Zeug that he check with the National Guard about pur- chasing a rifle from them. Discussion will continue at a later meeting. Zeug presented the coun- cil with a Procession of Seized Property Policy that is now required by the state. It has been reviewed and approved by City Attomey Brian White. Lon Walling was present at the council meeting to answer any questions the council or residents had for him. Mr. Walling stated that the work on the bridge on Cty Road 10 should be com- pleted by July 2011. Mr. Walling also discussed the Redwood EDA and RADC with the council. Fire Chief Chad Freeburg presented the 2011 Fire Budget to the council. The council approved the Budget as presented. Ambulance Director Dave Hemp pre- sented the 2011 Ambulance Budget which was approved as presented. Public hearing Continued on Page 3 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 13 at 2:00 a.m. ON RECORD PAGE 2 EDUCATION PAGE 8 INSIDE PAGE 3 SPORTS PAGE 9 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 SPORTS PAGE I0 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 CLASSIFIED ADS PAGE 11 COMMUNITY PAGE 6 AREA FOCUS PAGE 12 COMMUNITY PAGE 7 WWG Sports Page 9, 10 INFORMATION CIRCULATION CLASSIFIEDS " ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-I 859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2010 Sentinel Tribune