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O TEN YEARS AGO March 12, 1981 Due to the high cost of operation and maintenance the light plant crew has been busy installing new street lights. The new lights give off an errie glow which some persons feel is not' bright as the old ones. Out of curiosity the photographer took out his trusty light meter and found that the new lights are actually a little brighter than the old ones. A large crowd of friends and relatives gathered at the Old Westbrook Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon to observe E.K. Kopperud's 95th birthday anniversary with him. Seventy-six persons, nine of them first-timers, gave blood at the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Westbrook Monday afternoon. Betty Schoborg received a three gallon pin and Leo Vortherms got a four gallon pin. TWENTY YEARS AGO March 11, 1971 Fourteen area youngsters took a special training course in snowmobile operation over the past few weeks, and last Saturday afternoon they completed the course with an outdoor session. The Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet was held last Sunday night at the St. Anthony's Church basement with over 160 parents and Cub Scouts on hand for the potluck event. The Cubs presented skits and were presented with awards during the program. The Westbrook Fire Department under the direction of Chief Allen Rupp has just completed the Third Course in Firemanship Training as provided by the Field Services Unit of the Vocational Technical Division, State Department of Education. THIRTY YEARS AGO March 9, 1961 Miss Rose Peterson, faculty member of Westbrook High School, is a runner-up in Howard Vikens "Name the Show" contest on WCCO Radio, Minneapolis. Mr. Viken has just taken over the time from 5:35-6:00 p.m Monday thru Saturday. Each of the runners- up will receive long-playing stereo record. Mrs. Harvey Erickson of rural Westbrook was the lucky winner of a mattress in the recent contest sponsored by Erickson Hardware & Furniture in Westbrook. Orville Gustafson of Walnut Grove is the first member of the new work force being hired by Farmers Grain Co. of Storden for their International Agency in Westbrook. Mr. Gustafson has been employed by Sell Bros Inc. in Walnut Grove for the past 12 years. Bob Schmitt had the misfortune to break his leg while grinding feed at the Andy Ruppert farm near Currie Saturday. He is confined in the Westbrook Hospital. The Lyman Korthouse family of near Windom moved onto the former Walden Schnieder farm. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lien and boys of Slayton have moved onto the Pete Hochbaum farm and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Lintner and girls have moved onto the Harvey Brandt farm in West Rosehill. Members of the Boy Scout Troop planned to camp out at Dutch Charlie Creek over the weekend. During the ,night Friday, several inches of wet snow fell and early Saturday morning the boys called the outing off and were returned back to Westbrook. IIIIiiiI Recendy Clara Kashmarek and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Olsem visited Ron Frank and his mother, Eleanor, near Storden. Saturday afternoon Bernice Bashans, l iorence Moldenhauer, Laura Knutson and LuVella Vosberg went to Mountain Lake to the Campbell's Ozark Country Jubilee. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mannhardt, gboat Key FL, Mrs, Jeff Weiler, and Mr, and Mrs. Robert Meier were weekend visitors at the Alfred A. Nelson home. Sunday afternoon they all attended the 80th birthday party for Herman Meiers at the Jeffers Senior Center. Mr. and Mrs. Truman Erickson, Anna Miachke, Evelyn Jensen and Florence Anderson were Saturday guests of Margaret Kuemper at Heron Lake to help her observe her birthday. Friday afternoon Margaret Olsen visited Gary Olsen and daughters Alberta Kleven and Olga Erickson were among the dinner guests at the Roger Erickson home. Mr. and Mrs. Harris Lintner, Mr. and Mrs. Milford E. Anderson and Mrs. Art Flor visited Art Flor at the Slayton Manor Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Lemoine Grams of Hutchinson were Saturday overnight guests at the Lloyd Nelsen home. Marlene Gleason and Edna visited Delbert Arfsten at Slayton. Mardella Olson and Anna Gertner visited Mayme Carlson Thursday at Lakeshore Manor Nursing Home in Worthington. En route home they visited Art Flor at the Slayton Manor. Mrs. Stanley Rand, Mona and Janel, Scott Schumski and Jenni Grunig of Mankato arrived Saturday and were weekend guests at the Leslie Nelsen home. Wallie Hager, Ella Rice and Luva Rongstad were guests Sunday afternoon of Kee Kee Nelson. Evelyn Madson and Lee Madson were a week ago Monday visitors at the Charles Hartupee home at Edina. Alice Horkey was a Friday luncheon guest of Evalena Jarmer. In the morning Esther Paplow was a visitor of Alice. In the afternoon Richard and Vicky Horkey and Stacy were callers of Alice. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Nelson of Hadley were Thursday afternoon visitors at the Art Kuehl home. Mr. and Mrs. James Sandbo of Waconia were Saturday visitors at the Lloyd Eichner home. Mr. and Mrs. John Madson, Chad and Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Berntson, Ethel Cohrs and Alma Kosel were Sunday dinner guests at the Stanley Madson home. "- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ruesch of Fulda were Tuesday afternoon visitors at the Huldrich Nibbe home. Coffee guests of the Wilbert Andersons Friday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Schadt, Elsie Cole and Beulah Phipps. enzor Ne -. The weekend activities included Kathy and Mark Peterson and a music program Saturday Sarah of Glenwood and Larry and afternoon with Lu Nelsen. The Warren Peterson of Minneapolis weekly worship service was were weekend guests at the Roy conducted by Pastor Mark Peterson home. Bengston of the Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. Huldrich Nibbe of Jeffers. were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Nibbe at Ormsby Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Engler, Mrs. Elizabeth Steen and Anna Gertner were Sunday dinner and supper guests at the Art Steen home. The Whist Club was entertained Sunday evening at the Leslie Nelsen home. Arthur and Janice Wiggens were recent visitors at the Donald Boeck home. Mrs. Hilda Pederson and Mrs. Clara Backstrom auended the 83rd birthday luncheon honoring their cousin, Mrs. Lillian Swenson, at the Good Samaritan Home on Sunday afternoon. Clara also visited Ida Johnson, Mrs. Ethel J. Anderson and other residents at the home. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nelsen, Amy Benson and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Franz of Crystal were Friday evening coffee guests of Ethel Cohrs. Mrs. Doug Kuehl was a Wednesday afternoon visitor and supper guest at the Art Kuehl home. Bruce Lichty of Chippewa, WI and Ann Lichty of Dallas, TX were weekend guests at the Betty Lichty home. Vicki Zumhofe, Margaret and Jarred of Granite Falls were additional guests Saturday. Marlin and Verna Kopperud were visitors a week ago Monday Edna Miranowski, Mr. dMrs. evening at .the Donald Boeck Paul Rausenberger and Mildredhome. Bunting were Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Olav Anderson of visitors of Alice Horkey. In the Worthington were Thursday afternoon Evalena Jarmer was a afternoon callers at the home of visitor of Alice. Mrs. Clara Backstrom. Ethel Cohrs was among the dinner guests at the Stanley Madson home Sunday. In the evening Gladys Jansma, Alma Kosel, Grace Chrestensen of Dundee and Ethel Cohrs were [oUeSts of Rachel Wornick llowing church to help Rachel Doris Stutz of Currie was a Monday afternoon visitor and supper guest at the Art Kuehl home. Julie Costello of New Brighton and Jeanne Jans of Mankato were weekend guests at the Kenneth Jans home. Mr. and Mrs. Steve -Jans and family were also guests observe her birthday. of Storden. there over the weekend to help Mrs. Leo Vortherms was a Doug Erickson and boys of Mrs. Kenneth Jans observe her Monday evening visitor of Laura Paynesville and Mr. and Mrs. birthday. mutson. Randy Erickson of Brooklyn Park Mary Miranowski of Mr. and Mrs. Milford J. were weekend guests at the Roger Minneapolis was a weekend visitor Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Erickson home and Saturday were of Edna Miranowski. Additional Sondergaard were Tuesday supper visitors of Olga Erickson. Saturday dinner guests of Edna guests at the Mandel Natterstad Mr. and Mrs. Milford E. were Paul and Helen home. Anderson were visitors at the Vincent Anderson home Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Franz of Crystal were houseguests from Wednesday until Friday at the. Lloyd Nelsen home. They came especially for the funeral of Frieda Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Elwayne Kuehl and Doug Kuehl were Sunday afternoon visitors and supper guests at the Art Kuehl home. Mabel Mischke of Walnut Grove and Edna Miranowski were Sunday visitors at the Paul Rausenberger home. Mrs. Marlowe Nelsen was a Wednesday evening visitor of Laura Knutson. Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Natterstad were Thursday evening visitors at the Albert Sondergaard home. Louise Timmerman and Marjorie Rupp were Wednesday afternoon visitors of Ethel Rausenberger, Mabel Mischke of Walnut Grove and Elsie Kriek. Florence Anderson was among the guests that helped her sister, Lillian Swenson, observe her. birthday at the Good Samaritan Center Sunday. Mrs. Martha Vosbei'g was a visitor of Margaret Olsen Sunday afternoon. Priscilla Jacobsen of Windom and Anna Gertner were Wednesday morning coffee guests of Mrs. Chet Baarstad. Mr. and Mrs. Art Steen were Friday evening visitors at the Leslie Nelsen home. Mcs. Larry Olson of Yonngck. Bloomington was a weekend guest Lowell Highby of Tracy was a of Kee Kee Nelson. On Saturday Thursday evening visitor at the afternoon several neighbors were Roger Kopperud home. entertained for coffee at the Nelson Iris Marshall and James Marshall home. spent the latter part of last week Alice Horkey and Evelyn visiting in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rupp in Burnsville, Mr. 'and Mrs. Dennis Connolly, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Purtell of SL Paul, and Mr. and Mrs. Randal Swan and family in Shoreview. They also visited Harold Wagner, a patient at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis. Frigidaire Americas Premium Quality Appliances Kent and Deb Winter, Zach and Dane, Evelyn Madson, Lee Madson, Donald and Marcella Boeck were dinner and supper Silvernale were Saturday dinner guests of Lil Knudson. Mr. and Mrs. Elwayne Kuehl and Doug Kuehl were callers during the week at the Art Kuehl home. Paul Collens of Dubuque, IA, Marie Collens and Henry Kronback of Revere were Friday visitors at the Walter Kronback home. Edna Hubin was a visitor Tuesday afternoon at the Darrell Gleason home. In the afternoon e ptS at the Ray Gorder home to Ray observe his birthday. Heidi and Erik Gorder were also home. Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Natterstad were Saturday evening guests at the Milford J. Anderson home. Mr. and Mrs. Huldrich Nibbe, Irene Tyler, William Nelson, Leo Beckmann, Mildred Bunting and Helen Rupp were Thursday evening visitors of Ethel Youngck. Callers of Clara Kashmarek the past week have been Adeline Burns, Vema Johnson, Irene Tyler and Edna Miranowski. Evelyn Jensen and Florence Anderson were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Einertson at Storden Friday. Alma Kosel and Margaret Olsen attended a shower for Linda Byers at the Jeffers Baptist Church Saturday morning. ZENITH TELEVISION AND RADIOS TV Sales & Sq " On Display at Storden, MN. Call Wes at 445-3431 Sales & After hours call 445-3465 Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6166 II We want to extend a thank you to the ladies of Currie for the gift of ten lap robes given for the residents. Carolyn Benson visited residents Wednesday morning and offered manicures. We express birthday congratulations to Edith Engeswick who celebrated her birthday Wednesday. Bible study was held Thursday with Betty Natterstad leading it. Bingo volunteers Thursday evening were Betty Knudson, Marilyn Carey, Anna Gertner and Millie Hass. Volunteers assisting with beauty shop Friday were Elffie Kopperud, Bonnie Fogel and Norma Ackerman. Our Center will be holding a soup and pie supper on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Proceeds will be going toward a whirlpool and dining room furniture for the residents. Bernice Christians Activity Director Groundwater issues forums set by Janet Benson How safe is our groundwater?, What practices impact the most on water quality, wildlife and people? These are too priority concerns SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, March 13 1991 Admission: Adults $1.00 Students .50 Westbrook Walnut Grove Elementary Basketball Tournament MARCH 16, 1991 at Westbrook Schools 5TH GRADE SCHEDULE WWG Red 9 a.m. at High School Slayton #1 Loser 11 a.m. at New Gym Winner 1 .t)0 at WWG Gray 10 a.m. at High School Slayton #2 6TH GRADE SCHEDULE WWG Gray 9 a.m. at New Gym Slayton #1 Loser 12.'O0 at New Gym Winner 2.-00 at WWG Red 10 a.m. at New Gym Slayton #2 that will be discussed at a series of Environmental Issues Forums sponsored by the Minnesota Extension Service and Farm Credit Services of South Central and Southwestern Minnesota. Focusing on the farming and groundwater quality, the forums will be held as follows: March 14 -- Worthington, Nobles County Courthouse, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. March 15 -- Luverne, V.F.W. Club, 9:00 a.m. to noon. March 15 -- Jackson, Technical College, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Speakers include: Minnesota Extension Service, Agronomist, Roger Becker; Roger Wilkowske, Water Quality Educator; Janet Benson, County Extension Agent, Cottonwood County; Nobles-Rock Health Services; County Sanitarian staff and farmers discussing pesticide nitrate leaching, water test results, sustainable ag, storage tanks and farmstead water quality assessmenL The main goal of the forums is to help local residents recognize potential water and soil contamination problems and to understand how to take preventative and corrective actions. There is not fee or preregistration required. Upcoming opportunities March 14- Issues Forum on Safety, 1:30-4:30 p.m County Courthouse, KWOA 4-H Hog Auctio Committee, 4:00-5:30 Extension In Meeting Extension Off'me. March 15 -- Issues Forum on Safety, 9:00 a.m. "- 12:00 V.F.W. Club, Luverne; and Groundwater Forum, 4:30 p.m Technical Cq Jackson; County Extension Campus, SL Paul. March 18 --- Ag Day, to 4:30 p.m Armory, 1:30 p.m. - Pesticide Care, 2:00 p.m. - Vegetables and Cancer; Intermediate and Shooting Sports, Storden Community CANCELLED. March 19 --- 4-I-I/Home Food Stand Meeting, Extension Office. March 20 CENEX Day "Filing What You Finding What You've a.m. Model RG-35A Reg: $525 'NOW WITH TRADE' C~mom Fred Get the Refrigerator that Looks You in the Eye. Refrigerator-Freezer Model FPES-19BD with Fresh-Food Storage on top! What a convenience! The refrigerator is at eye level, m of the freezer so fresh-food items are easier to find and reach. No more stooping to get an apple Out of the hydrato arawer! Less-used frozen items store under the refrlgerat~ in the Boftom Mount Freezer. Its extra-large capadly aml deep door shelves provide plenty of room for frozen food storage. Reg. Price $1149.95 Dealer Discount $150.95 Frigidaire Bottom-Freezer Phone 274-6166 Westbrook, MN.