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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, March 17. 2004 Governor -- From page 1 Legislative Page John Carter, a student at Tracy High School, served as a legislative page recently. He attended house commit- tee meetings, getting a first hand look at state govern- ment from a close perspective. He met with elected officials including his own representative pictured above, Brad Finstad. Submitted photo Results of area township elections Township elections were held Tuesday, March 9th. Residents cast their votes for a clerk to serve a 2 year term and a supervisor for a 3 year term. Area township results follows: Amboy Township - The voter turnout was exactly the same as last year and the levy remained the same at $50,000. Clerk Peggy Hubley was re-elected and supervisor Dave Bierman was also re-elected. Both received 13 votes. Amo Township- Both incumbents were re-elected. Clerk Karla Nelson and supervisor Dean Nelson each received 11 votes. The levy remained at $47,000. Ann Township - After seven years as clerk/treasur- er, Glen Mathiason retired. Doreen Osland was elected clerk/treasurer and Kim Bakken was elected supervi- sor. Both received 10 votes. The Levy will remain at $44,000. Des Moines River Township - Jason Schreier was the newly elected super- visor with 16 votes and Marcella Chapman was the re-elected clerk with 16 votes also. Thelevy remained the same with $24,000 for the general fund and $44,000 for road and bridge. Dovray Township Wayne Spielman was the re- elected supervisor and Linda Vosberg was re-elect- ed clerk. The levy was set at $30,000 for road and bridge and $15,000 for the revenue. Highwater Township - Brian Engen was re-elected supervisor and Phillip Batalden, clerk. There-were 7 votes cast. The levy was again set at $34,000. Holly Township - LaMoine Meyer and Rick Ziemke were the incumbent clerk and supervisor and they were re-elected. The levy-was set at $50,000. which is up $5,000 for last year. Murray Township Patti Dold was re-elected clerk and John Johnson was the newly elected supervisor. The levy for road and bridge increased by $5,000 to $46,000. Fire protection was unchanged at $4,000 and revenue was unchanged at $5,000 for a total levy of $55,OOO. North Hero Township - Incumbents Darlo Harnack was re-elected supervisor and Shorty Horning was re- elected clerk. Nine votes were cast. The levy remained the same at $46,000. Rosehill Township - Wayne Singer was re-elected supervisor with 11 votes. Jim Bloch received two write-in votes. Darrell Horkey was re-elected clerk with 13. Levy remained at $47,O00. Southbrook Township - Incumbents Lynette Larsen, clerk and supervisor Hans Remmers were re-elected each with seven votes. Levy remained at $50.500. Storden Township - Terry Quiring was re-elected supervisor with 9 votes. No name was on the ballot for clerk with Susan Goeman elected to that post with 6 votes as a write-in. Roger Quade received 2 votes. The levy was set at $55,000. Westbrook Township - Three individuals were re- elected to the township board. Lee Bakken was re- elected clerk with 12 votes, while Larry Anderson received 13 votes for super- visor. Roger Knudson, who was appointed to fill a super- visor term following the death of Ken Jans, was elected with I3 votes to serve the remaining two years of the terra,  The levy was raised to $55,000 $5,000 more than last year. When I've had the opportu- nit5' to sit in on a radio or television broadcast. I've known that I couldn't make any sounds that the micro- phone might pick up. Would all activity come to a halt in the caf6 during on air times? Definitely not. People came and went. Servers continued to serve. A couple minutes into the broadcast, I heard a loud noise when something dropped to the floor. Would the microphones pick up that sound? Later in the morning, I heard excerpts rebroadcast, and sure enough, the sound of that falling object came through loud and clear. Several individuals from Worthington chatted with the governor on the air about different Worthington activities. Pawlenty com- mended the city of Worthington for its blos- soming biotech industry. He discussed stadium plans he had announced earlier in the week. emphasizing that no moneys would come from the state's general fund. If I had been at home. I would have been working while I listened. Sitting in the card, I had continual activity around me. so the hour passed by quickly. I was disappointed, however, that agrieuhural topics did- n't get more attention. Last week was National Agriculture Week. Thursday was National Biodiesel Day and Saturday was National Ag Da: No mention was made of the groundbreaking scheduled later that morn- ing at the MnSP plant in Brewster. Broadcasting from the heart of the prairie was an ideal opportunity to promote Minnesota's agri- culture industry. Ground Breaking Those breaking ground at Brewster braved strong south winds. They protection because the new production facility is north of the existing -X. The cast of "The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt" posed for a cast Walnut Grove the true home of Minnesota High School Rodeo! By Gene Nelson Director Reg. IV MHSRA over the state and for man3. friendships in other states. Participants have gained leadership skills, respect for animals, a better under- standing of their strengths and weaknesses, tenacity, and perseverance. For their athletic and academic achievements, many today gain scholarships from the state level and often times the national level to attend colleges and trade schools of their choice. Many former members of the MHSRA return with their children to carry on the tradition of competing in rodeo. Parents traveling with the kids all over the state to compete, from Roseau to Rochester and points in-between sleeping in tents to motor homes, hot or cold. Rodeo runs rain or shine, the show goes on and the term "Cowboy/Cowgirl Up" is a way of life. New members to high school rodeo are warmly welcomed, encouraged, and mentored by students and parents throughout their high school rodeo career. Of the 39 states. 5 Canadian Provinces, and Australia, MHSRA ranks near the top when it comes to organization and provid- ing students with opportuni- ties to excel. Our rodeo sea- son is short because of our northern location but when it is rodeo time the contest- ants,supported by their fam- ilies, work hard to achieve the goal of the National Finals, the largest rodeo in the world 2006 will mark the 50th anniversary of high school rodeo in Minnesota. Walnut Grove and Redwood County should be proud of the visionaries that started a program that has meant so much to so many people young and not so young any- more. Many people know Walnut Grove as a home to Laura Ingalls Wilder but how many know that it is also the birthplace of Minnesota High School Rodeo (MHSRA). Often times when going to the high school rodeos the town of Walnut Grove is announced as the birthplace of MHSRA in the year 1956. From my understanding, the old rodeo grounds are still there. lbday those that start- ed high school rodeo in Minnesota would be called visionaries. In 1956 they may have been seen as a group who wanted to get youth involved in a compet- itive sport not normally associated with Minnesota. Since 1956 hundreds of young men and women have competed in rodeo events and gone through the pro- gram but more importantly gained lasting friendships with other young people all 9-11 a.m. / 1- 5:00 p.m. Westbrook School - 9 to 11 a.m. i Westbrook Health Center - 1 to 5 p.m. .J PLEASE CALL 274-6121 COMMUNITY FOR APPOINTMENT. BLOOD BANK Community Blood Bank is the sole .,,,.,,oo o,.o, o,,.,,,. supplier to the Westbrook Health www.cbUeUood org Center. PLEASE DONATE! Findus on the Web www.lyon-siouxpress Find the Rest in the Sentinel Tr [Area news briefs Fulda -- Karli Holinka, Annette and Amanda are striving toward obtaining their Gold Award'. the Fulda Girl Scouts. The Gold Award is award that a girl scout can hieve. To reach these girls are acting in the capacity of Scout the Junior Girl Scouts who are in grades 4-6. Lamberton -- The Red Rock Central wrestled with what to offer the Cottonwood River Technical Center in should cease operation. It is expected be held at CRTC for the 2004-2005 year, but might change as the site could be sold. a buyer for the facility. Slayton -- At a recent Banquet and Thistle Dew Dairy, Westbrook received the Award, the Top Herd Award amcla 200,000 lb Wayne Spielman is a director for the Counties Dairy Herd Improvement Association- Tracy -- A Missouri company that the Tracy Development Authority hoped would build a energy plant in Tracy has decided not to The company, AFuels, had announced that it was seeking a grant from Xcel EnergY to plant in MN that would burn biodegradable ucts to produce acetylene. A company official Tracy to say that for now the company is a MN AFuels project. Windom  It appears there will not be a vote on Wmdom's proposed telecommunications Tuesday's city council meeting ended without sion, or action, about a possible new telecom Roughly 850 residents have signed a a new vote on the Windom Give us a call all of your concrete ready-mix needS. sognwb-i' CONCRETE, INC. 4 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU MJn, tiN Toll Free Stayton Plant-836..61 Avol Trlcy Plam-C, lt