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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday. March 17. 2004 Board hears proposal from Red Rock Central By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Superintendent Loy Woelber discussed a let- ter from Red Rock Central to form a Vocational Cooperative with Westbrook Walnut Grove and Wabasso. The plan would be to explore programs in Nursing, Building Trades, and Auto Mechanics. Woelber suggested the possibility of using the for- mer Meadowland building at" Revere. It would be good to use an existing building rather than building some- thing new. "We will have to decide if this is something we want to do." Woelber told the board the building and grounds committee is looking at set- ting up a door replacement program. 'eWe should replace several doors each year on a rotating basis." Woelber said the latest fitness challenge was a good program for the Fitness Center. He said the Center made $26,000 last year with a profit of about $13,000. The Axiom project has saved money in some areas but not in every area. The Tech Campus saved money on utilities but the other buildings did not. Water sav- ings were greatest at the Walnut Grove site. Woelber rsaid there were a lot of vari- ables affecting the costs. Increased prices and weath- er were big factors. Woelber suggested the board look at community ed in regards to summer pro- grams. "We want to strengthen the programs any way we can." Principal Bill richards showed a short video on proj- ect COPE, a high rope course at the Twin Valley Council Boy Scout camp near Cross Lake. He and Mona Ourada took seventeen students there last fall. The program teaches trust and teamwork along with individual achievement and challenge. Richards reviewed sever- al other items. Nine new members were inducted into the National Honor Society last Sunday. Registration for 2004- 2005 will start March 26th. Thursday there will be a parents meeting for the Senior Trip at 6:00. in Westbrook. The high school drama "department will present their spring play starting Friday March 26th at the Westbrook Auditorium. April 7th there will be a workshop on the new testing program from NWEA. The WWG Vocational teaching staff gave a report on their activities. Leo Theisen talked about the Business Education class. Lynn Arndt talked about the business applications class and their work with BOLT enterprises. Becky Rise talked about her Consumer classes in Science, Foods, Child Development and Family Living. Linda Carter reported on her class in Math and Agriculture. Bill Fredin reported on his recent purchases for the Industrial Arts program from the donation from Maylen Peterson. Carter told the board she feels there is a need for addi- tional staff in the vocational area due to the recent influx of students. Also more space is needed for vocational classrooms. Paul Olson gave his report. The middle school play will start Thursday after- noon at 1:30. Before the Friday night performance there will be a Hmong supper from 5:00 to 6:45 in the Walnut Grove cafeteria to benefit the soc- cer program. Upcoming Family Days will be March 26th and April 6th. A fetal Alcohol seminar will be held April 21st at 9:30 for 7th and 8th graders. The middle school Pops Concert was very well attended along with the Pizza feed before the concert. Preschool craft days for parents will be held April 14th and 15th. Marv Kleven reported on his trip to the School Board Day at the capitol and the MREA meetings in the cities. The MREA opposed a statewide insurance pool until substantial reserves and savings can be shown. The board approved the revised continuing education handbook. The Lions Clubs from Westbrook and Walnut Grove both said they would donate funds for purchase of Defibrilators. The 2004-2005 calendar was approved by the board, along with the 2004-2005 contract with the Southwestern Service coop- erative. Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel Alignment Glass installed We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrook, MN. 507- 274-6166 Chart recorder -- From page 1 The council stated they would have to talk to the Fire Chief, but felt this was an expensive vehicle to have out in bad weather where it could be caught in a hail storm. Another possibility would be to put the used ambulance radio in the city pick-up and use that for weather spotting. The coun- cil approved paying Andy $600 per year, retro-active to April 1, 2003. Merna Malmberg gave the police report. Discussion was held on paying HarD" Yang for doing some inter- preting of city ordinances, amount of fine for city park- ing tickets, charge for unlocking vehicles and establishing a police reserve. The council approved paying Harry $50 for his services and set the rate to unlock a vehicle at $25. Merna will check with some other towns to see what they are charg- ing for parking tickets. C I TY J SHOi ]/ . . i i ! Greg Torkelson and Jason Schreier of Tracy Equipment delivered a ne John Deere tractor to the City of Walnut Grove last Week. Receiving were Maintenance Supervisor Ford Ankrum and council member Lee City Engineer Andy Kehren brought the council up-to-date on the Rural Development street project. The project should be ready to go to bid in approximately one month. The council approved having Karen Erickson and Ford Ankrum attend the League of Minnesota Cities Loss Control Workshops in Redwood Falls on The council cussed providing. insurance for full employees, but action at this time. Hubin reports on National Farmer's Union Convention By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Westbrook farmer Merlyn Hubin just returned from Billings, Montana. where he, along with about 550 others from 25 states, attended the National Farmer's Union (NFU) con- vention. Hubin was one of over 50 Minnesotans attend- ing the March 5-9 conven- tion. He serves as president of the Cottonwood County Farmer's Union as well as being chairman of the Minnesota Farmer's Union (MFU) executive board. The MFU received an Outstanding Leadership Award for the second year. Minnesota had five Silver Star award winners, and Leadership Achievement Awards were presented to thirteen local and county chapters in Minnesota. Rep. Dennis Rehberg, R-Montana, discussed the challenges of trying to pass agriculture legislation in a predominately urban Congress during his Saturday afternoon conven- tion address. The fifth gen- eration Montana rancher said that it is through part- nerships with urban con- sumers that agriculture pro- ducers have been able to strengthen support for mandatory country-of-origin labeling. We need to have more boots under the trading table, he said. Right now it feels like there are a lot of loafers under there. When speaking of blocked trade with Cuba. the congressman earned a round of applause when he said. We should not be fighting their form of gov- ernment with food! United Nations Global Ambassador for Food and Nutrition, George McGovern. was the guest speaker at the NFU's Convention Bane NFU recognized with the 2003 Service Award for He is one of ents to receive the the NFU's 102-year With the dora itself, no contributes to the and health of our than the cc farmers and McGovern. Our ers have importance of tion to the world. that is done to help ture producers whole country. Find itfast in the Sentinel Tribune Servnce and Business Directory WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering - Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 :, : , , .... Evers Chiropractic y Westbrook Area Wellness Center Dr. Mark A. Evers; Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. DUANE'S BODY Auto Body Repair & Re Specializing in auto glass Call 507-274-6655 1018 4th St., Westbrook, MN. o Duane Ourada, owner State Bank of Lucan Serving the area since 1936 106 Main Street, Lucan, MN.56255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 Member FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160. DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I appreciate your business. Don Paplow M.L. GRAMS & ASSOCIATES, APA Melissa L. Grams, CPA Certified Public Accountants I can help you with your tax & accounting needs! 628 First Ave., Westbrook, MN 507-274-6171 Tracy Service Center Tom Hahn, Owner 410 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN. 56175 507-629-9243 Julie's Studio 10 Family hair care & nail design. Hair, Nails, Tanning & Waxing Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 12 - 8 Wed. & Fri. 8:30 - 5.-00 Sat. 9:00 - 1:00 341 6th St. WalrCiJt Grove, MN. 507-859-2000 STEFFEN ELECTRIC [: NKTWORK Since 1939 i ! Electricel Contractor [ Appliance Sales & Service 507-859-2114 G & R ELECTRIC 168 4th St., Tracy, MN. 56175 Maytag, Magic Chef, Jenn Air RCA & GE TV's & VCR & DirecTV We service all makes and models Residential & Commercial Widng Phone 507-629-4250 e-mail: Revere Auto Body & $25 Gift Certificate at T-Tommy'S, Largo, or the Med Club with a replacement or $500.00 Body FREE pick up & delivery. Loaner car We can handle all your insurance needS. 40 years + experience. 1-800-752-6103 Wu:,e ca of producL bfe nsurance and secPs * Heatth tnsurace Retirement plans * Ar, d other L',enefit Annuitie of p JTh 34 rivent Financial for Lutherans- sto... ,ac00e. Con. ruc, onnc I New Homes Additions Remodeling Siding Garages ATTORNEYS AT LAW Doors Windows Shingling Finish Work Design & Drafting IPllmmddl= I ! Daniel A. Birkholz Mattdackels, owner 507"274"5505 I I 274-5499 or 360-6420 Irllrrem88SXS-OSX [ [ 101 South 7th St.. St. James, MN 56081-1y161 Licensed & Insured Lic.#20276150 611 1st Avenue, Wsetbrook MN 56183 [ ! Phone 507-375-3374 Fax 507-375-3375 E-mail: birklaw( t If you would like to have your message appear on this directory, please contact Wayne Rue at 274-6136 or 800-410-1859