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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Communlt00 Wednesday, April 7, 2004 MIRROR OF 13GONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO Aprll 6, 1994 Heavy snow and slippery road conditions were the cause of a 2-car accident west of Walnut Grove on Monday. One person was transported to an area hospi- tal. WWG High School Jazz Band was selected as one of three outstanding groups at the 20th Annual Lamberton Jazz Band Festival. Extremely dry conditions caused the grass fire at the Mike Zeug farm south of Walnut Grove last week. Later in the day, another grass fire was reported at an unoccupied farm site south- west of town. TWENTY YEARS AGO April 6, 1984 Pre-schoolers and Walnut Grove elementary students, grades K-6, were fingerprint- ed on Tuesday and Wednesday, by Walnut Grove Police Chief Merna Uttermark. The Women's Club helped with registra- tion and getting the prints in envelopes for parents. Western movie stuntman, Joe Dakota, will present a program about movies, stuntmen, weapons of the old west, and the men who used them at the Walnut Grove school on Tuesday. He will also speak on firearm safety. THIRTY YEARS AGO April 4, 1974 Insurance company repre- sentatives are urging the adoption of cattle branding as a deterrent to cattle rustling which has been on the rise in some areas. Tim Bertschi has been named to the 1973-74 Red Rock All Conference basket- ball team. A meeting was held in Storden Monday evening to discuss the possibility of establishing a joint second- ary vocational education cen- ter between Storden-Jeffers and Westbrook. WALNUT C-,0000OVE NEWS i ,, Teri Herder 859-5402 Harlan and Joan Anderson of Young America were Thursday visitors at the Ted and Laura Anderson home. Signe Hansen, Faith Maguire and Laura Anderson were Friday overnight guests at the home of Bruce and Paula Brown at Savage. On Saturday morning they attended a baby shower in honor of Jamie Storms at the Deb Weigel residence in Chaska. Margie Bakken, Marjorie Bakken and Ilamay Addison attended the Marshall Area Men's Chorus spring dinner con- cert at the Mediterranean Sunday evening. Mr and Mrs. Paul Schommer and family were weekend and beginning of the week guests at the home of Dorothy DeSmith. Sunday dinner guests at the home of Dorothy DeSmith included the Schommer family, Dale and Angie DeSmith and family, Paul DeSmith and Mark and Gregg DeSmith and Hannah. The local 20th Century Federated Club attended the Redwood County Rally at Lamberton Monday evening. Shirley Lorenz visited Edna Lessman Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Bill Sammons, Marshall, and her daugh- ter, Diane Metcalf, and two children, from the Twin Cities, along with Susan Sammons of Marshall were Tuesday visitors at the home of Delores Sammons. Pastor Terri Skildum was a Friday afternoon visitor at the home of Oscar and Lorraine Steffen. Marilyn Swanson visited Mike and Jeanette Gremmert at their home in Redwood Falls last Tuesday afternoon. Marjorie Bakken was a Sunday dinner guest at the home of Ron and Roberta Bakken. Additional guests celebrating Ron and Bertha's 40th anniversary were their children and grandchildren, Vic and Gary Lanou and boys and Brad Bakken and family. Jason and Cari Haug and children, Alex, Carter and Taylor, Windom, were weekend guests at the home of Dick and Lucille Bruns. Don Jr. and Joan Swenson, Sleepy Eye, were Sunday afternoon guests at the home of Edith Swenson. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1.800-410-1859 Large selection of fabrics I&M Upholstery Phone 859-2634 4 miles E. - 1 1/2 miles N. from Walnut Gre, MN. Rt. 1 Box 18 Revere, MN 56166 Cast Try-Outs \\;f Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant  Fragments of a Dream P.ageant Dates July 9-10-11, 16 17 18, 23-24-25 If these dates do not work for you call one of the co-directors Deb @ 629-3312 or Missie @ 629-8073 before April 1st. Persons 16 years of age and under must have a signed parental permission slip to try out..,, iH i i i Redwood Boys and Girls County is April 20th Ken Sward, Commander Redwood County, Council American Legion The American Legion in its self was the elegant club for WW I veterans. The Redwood County Council was started with 8 posts of the county, Belview, Lamberton, Milroy, Redwood Falls, Sanborn, Seaforth, Wabasso and Walnut Grove. In 1942 it was opened up to allow WW II veterans to join. But due to shortages of gas and rubber, several meetings were curtailed. In 1943 there were only 4 meetings, spon- sored by 2 posts. In 1946 the council went back to meeting every month. In 1943/44 they started the military funerals. In November 1945, Ed Tenney was the first official county service officer, selected by the board of commissioners. Dr. J.C. Budik had volun- teered for the 25 years prior. In December of 1946, the council started to donate to the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis. In 1948 they were donating to Memorial Heart Fund. In May of 1950 the council mailed Lucky Strike cigarettes to hospital- ized veterans in Korea. In 1953, Udo Viergutz was the new county Veteran Service Officer. Also, in 1953, the county councils started send- ing sympathy and get well cards to its members. They gave away by drawings, Legion shirts and ties at all meetings for many years. In 1953 they started sponsoring Boys State to go to Washington, D.C. In 1955 Boys County was started, they were to be juniors and would go to the University of Minnesota to learn the func- tion of government. Also, in 1955, Boys and Girls County was established. In 1956 the county council sponsored a firearms safety program for the young people. Junior Legion baseball got under- way. In 1956 the Legion sponsored a pheasant hunt, to donate birds to veterans in the hospital. Also, the bronze marker was estab- lished to mark graves of all veterans in the county. The mock trail was added to Boys and Girls County Day and was designated for the first Tuesday in April. November of 1961, the county council started sending $2 memori- als to the Crippled Children School of Worthington for a deceased legionnaire. The county council donated to the Alaskan Earthquake Fund. In the early 60's the county council started mak- ing trips to the Veterans Hospital and Veterans homes in Minneapolis and Hastings to entertain and donate gifts and play Bingo. In 1967 the county coun- cil donated to Camp Ripley Chapel Fund every few years. The Redwood County Council has a post everlast- ing ceremony, honoring all deceased veterans of the county. They also have a cer- emony for disposing of old unserviceable flags by burn- ing. They have on occasion invited BOy Scouts to partic- ipate in this ceremony. The county council has made resolutions at national level to make things better for the veterans. Man}, were adopted, always working for the good of the veteran. Many letters of thank you came back over the years for Boys and Girls State and Boys and Girls County Day for the interest- ing and educational experi- ences they learned on that day. The Redwood County Council has been congratu- lated for the most active council in the state. They honored the 50 year veter- ans. Always a Memorial Day program on November 11 or Armistice Day. In 1974 the council gave Udo Viergutz a life member- ship in the legion. By 1975 the council and auxiliary started bringing a little cheer to the veterans in vet- eran home in Minneapolis. the auxiliary has always been on the side of the legion, doing whatever it took to make things better. The auxiliary did all the shopping and buying of gifts to take to the home. They made lap robes, blankets and all sorts of treats and goodies. The Redwood County Council has been awarded many citations for all the good things it has done for the veteran homes. They have endless lunches for meetings. They also have their own special projects to work on from year to year. They've always been there for the legion. In 1978 they started donating to Operation Heart Beat, Carillon Repair Fund at Fort Snelling National Cemetery and the Servicemen Center at the Twin Cities International Airport. The Redwood County Council was one of the first to set up a fund for a van to transport veterans to the VA Hospitals in St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Sioux Falls. The first van was purchased in 1992. Harold Read is now the cur- rent service officer selected by the county commission- ers. Social Services and the governor of that time tried to take away the soldiers' homes in Minneapolis and Hastings. They wanted to make veterans a welfare recipient. But the Redwood County Council with the help of other veteran organi- zations got it back to where it should be. Through the hard work and dedication of our Service Officer Harold Read and his devoted secretarY, Frericks. has benefits and medals veterans and famili they earned and received -,antil later. This year. April will be 49 vears Redwood County the American Auxiliary has Boys and Girls think we should hats off to all the Legion and Auxiliary bers of Redwood the great work have done in the present. It takes a lot work and accomplish things like Dr. J. 831-1 1450 N. Hwy. Windom, E HANDLED The City of Walnut Grove Jeff Bertschi -- 20 years Gary Kassel -- 17 years Cathy Kassel -- 12 years Greg Warner -- 12 years for their dedication to the Walnut Grove Ambulance fresh IKrllspy IKreme Dcnuts Coming to Westbrook for Easter Saturday, April 10 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Westbrook Senior Center $6.00 Dozen Reserve Your Dozen Today supplies are limited Sponsored by St. Anthony Youth Call Joyce at 274-5325 Join us on Easter Sunday, April 1" menu will also be available. m Iloo00B Hwy 14 WoltTracy Cal 629-09( Ii EARLY BIRD RESERVATION SPECIAL [ Make your tiom by April 8 for parties of 4 or mote [ to dine between IINII a.m. or 1-2 p.m. on Eaa Sunday and receive $1 off per adult prie. i111 Buffet seating a.m to 7 p.m. Buffet Includes Carved Ham Carved Sirloin Broasted Chicken Swedish Meatballs Popcorn Shrimp Ps Jpp aomto a gra, , amer re#, sad tlar and on/#rted tr to  t/a/deert ta. Adult Price '9" lots of set9 wailab. Reservatk34 revommended. Cal 629-4400. 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