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Wednesday March 13, 2013 $1.00 JR. HIGH MUSICAL WILLY WONKA JR. PAGE 1 0 Hl,i,,lll,,qil,i,dh,q,,,l,,,l,hqi11',h,,,l',It'ilihll" --''"MIXED ADC 5O9O2 SamPapers Inc 09/13/99 217 W COTA ST ,,.% SHELTON. WA 98584-2.263 / I 2 6 . IIl[l!!l!l,llll!!!l!!llll, Volume No. 28 NUMBER 29 10 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Jennifer Olsem Louwagie has taken her love for fitness to a whole new level Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune MARSHALL -- Former Westbrook Walnut Grove grad Jennifer Olsem Louwagie has turned her love for physical fitness into a budding pro body building career. Louwagie, a farm girl from Westbrook, was raised helping her father Gene lifting hay bales which helped her build muscle in her arms. In high school she was a middle and long distance runner in track. She said, "my coach Joan Bultman (Zieske) encour- aged me to work hard and not complain about the hard work it takes to be success- ful!" Her first introduction to weight lifting came after track work outs, she fmished lifting weights. She continued with her training while she attended Southwest Minnesota State College where she studied Physical and Health Education for teach- ing. After graduation she got her certificate as a Personal Trainer and worked for Marshall Avera Hospital Wellness Center. She said, "I was teaching aerobics and training and I loved my job." She then took a job teaching physical education at the K-8 school in Marshall for eight years. In 2000 Olsem married her husband, Bill Louwagie, the couple have txr._cb.B.- __ dren. After eight years of teaching she and her husband decided it was important for her to stay home with their children. That is when she became more interest- ed in bodybuilding and a super healthy lifestyle. She also was planning a ten year anniversary trip to the 2010 Olympia in Las Vegas. After that trip she was motivat- ed to fmaUy take the leap and do a figure show. In June of 2011 she did well self training and placed 3rd in the open class and 2nd in the Masters class. She said, "I knew I could do better." While attending the 2011 Olympia she and her husband met her now trainer Eric DiLauro. DiLauro has trained the great four time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler and many other celebrity, amateur, and pro competitors. In October of 2011 Louwagie with some help from Dilauro, she placed I st in her class, 1st in Master's Figure, and overall master's at her second show. Jennifer and her husband decided to contact DiLauro to train to bring out her best! After working out with DiLauro for a while they decided that she should look into competing in a new category called Physique. This divi- sion is a cross between women's body building, but with less muscle and figure with more lean muscle. In March of 2011 she compete! in her ...... When I train it is like I.go play at the first Physique event on the amateur stage at the NPC Gopher State Classic in Eden Prairie. She won 1 st in masters, and 1st overall Physique. In May she competed in the Jr. USA's placing second, but only first place was awarded a pro card. Then in the Team Universe in New Jersey she placed second, and the top three were given their pro cards. She said, Yes -- My goal was to earn my pro card! My trainer told my hus- band that he would have me Pro in three shows -- we did it!" When asked why she trains, she said, " I love beautiful muscles! I enjoy looking and teling strong! Weight training is fun! gym!" She lists her goals as: To place top 3 in a Pro Physique show in 2013. Get invited to compete in the Arnold. Compete at the Olympia. Get sponsored by a supplement company. Be a healthy role model br my kids -- getting them to eat healthy. Continue to motivate an inspire, and leave an impact in the fitness world. Pumping Iron on poge 3 City studies radio maintenance contract Council hears complaint on purchasing new lawn mower from out of town vendor Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- Police Chief Alan Wahl provided information on a maintenance agreement for the city radios with Alpha Wireless. The cost of per radio each month would be between 10 and 12 dollars. The cost for all of the city radios would be about $6,000 per year. The radios are dispersed between the fire department, ambulance, police department, and city maintenance department. Council members discussed whether it would be better to self insure the radios, or to go with the maintenance agreement. Mayor Dennis Phelps said they (the council) should look into the matter further before making a decision. Roger Haar addressed the council about the recent purchase of a city mower. He said he was disappointed that the council did not purchase the unit from one of our local ven- dors. He also felt it was particularly bad that Westbrook Ag Power was not even contacted about bidding on the mower. Mayor Phelps commented, and the rest of the council agreed, that they should have con- tacted Westbrook Ag Power, and had talked to Lincoln about it after the fact. It apparently, in part, was the result of miscommunications and oversight among council members and the council street committee. It appeared the council never intended to preclude any local firms from the bidding on the mower. Police Chief Alan Wahl discussed the city's emergency operation plan, for natural disasters such as tornadoes or other severe weather storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires all cit- ies to have an emergency operation plan in place, with copies given to each council mem- ber. Wahl will be assembling the plans in binders for each council member. Citycouncil on poge 3 WWG participating in SIREN program from SWROC Southwest Research and Outreach Center and Minnesota Soybean Growers are teaming up bringing sophisticated science tools to high school class rooms Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Last week the Westbrook Walnut Grove Science and Agriculture received an important boost in their respec- tive science and ag programs. The school has been a part of the SIREN (Sustainable Inquiry Research and Education Network) and currently has two classes involving hydroponics. Science teacher Angle Larson is teaching a horticultural class involving hydroponics, while ag teacher Josh Barron is teaching a seventh grade science class using hydropon- ics. The two classes, for research purposes, need highly accurate testing equipment to accurately record the results of their experi- ments. Wednesday afternoon Pauline Nickel of head of University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center at Lamberton, Ken Kraemer of SWROC K-12 educational specialist, Dale Mischke, and Jim Jorgenson of Minnesota Soybean Producers, and Wendy Wendt, Regional communications Specialist of the Soybean Producers were on hand to present two pieces of sophisticated test equipment. The two pieces of equipment included a precision balance scale which can measure to the thousands of a gram. It can be con- nected to the computer so charts and graphs can be made to display test results. Josh Barron said "it is needed to measure out micro and macro nutrients for the hydro- ponic experiments." The new PH test meter is another sophis- ticated piece of equipment which is highly accurate, and is the same meter used at the Southwest Research Center. It has its own magnetic mixing which makes PH readings more consistent and accurate. It will help to get more accurate test results in the current hydroponic tests which are being conducted by the horticulture and science classes. SIREN "-- on page 3 Students were busy working with the hydroponic experiment in the Charger Schmalz greenhouse last week. From left: Calvin Hang, Hailey Ewy, Kylee Jenniges and Pakou Vue. INDEX ON RECORD PAGE 2 EDUCATION IN SIDE PAGE 3 AG WEEK "VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 CLASSIFIED ADS FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 AREA FOCUS COMMUNITY PAGE 6 PAGE 7 PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE 10 PEECH TOURNEY AT ADRIAN PAGE 7 INFORMATION " CLASSIFIEDS " ADVERTISING CIRCULATION 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-I 859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2013 Sentinel Tribune