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News Fi!e ,v>',K t ' 6 5C/, Serving: Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Dovray, and Revere areas Volume No. 7 Wednesday, April 10, 1991 Issue No. 29 new gym was the the 1991-WWG FFA LIeL The banquet which took place on Saturday evening, was called to nrder by Chapter President Nick Named Honorary Chapter Members this year were FFA advisor at Lamberton and Jeff Voss former advisor. The awards were presented by Nick Kuehl with Mike Ewy and Radoslaw on. S/T Photo Kueh]. The guest speaker was Mr. John Dumont, St. Development Officer for Courage Center/Camp Courage. Highlight of the evening included the awarding of Honorary Membership to former instructors, Jeff Voss and Ronald Kclsey. Numerous members were recognized for their involvement and activities in the organization. The following is a listing of the top awards and the winners - Freshman Activity Award - Troy Klasse; Benefit dinner for Rob Peterson WALNUT GROVE--A benefit dinner for Rob Peterson, son of Shirley Peterson of'Walnut Grove, will be Sunday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Center. Funds will be used for leukemia treatments for Rob. A.A.L. will match funds. Hospital Auxiliary Annual Miscellaneous Sophomore Activity Award- Rafal Auction/Sale - April 20 Rusek; Junior Activity Award - WESTBROOK--Something Kristi Kottkc and the overall new has been planned for the Chapter Activity Award winner - lnnuaI Miscellaneous BrettAnderson. Jluction/Sale sponsored each The Chapter also awarded their IJ ring by the Hospital Auxiliary. highest member awards to Mike ll ior to the sale, the Auxiliary is Ewy Star Chapter serving a supper at the Community Agribusinessman and Dekalb Center where the auction will be Leadership Award and to Brett held. Serving begins at 5:30 with Anderson- Star Chapter Farmer. the auction beginning at 7 p.m. B.W. Wiccks was also with David Rupp as auctioneer. recognized for his years of service The event has traditionally been to the Wcstbrook FFA Chapter. held on a Monday evening. This The last activity of the evening year it will be Saturday evening, was the installation of the 1991-92 April 20, making it possible for Chapter officers. They are as follows: Tim Fowler - President; Kristi Kottke - Vice President; Janelle Wcis - Secretary; Mike Landuyt - Treasurer; Rafal Rusck - Reporter;Eric Kronback - Sentenial; Brian Carlson - Historian; Jason Steen - Parliamentarian. more to attend. There will be a wide selection of items auctioned off ranging from l ake goods to homemade ct'ocheted doilies, quilts, rugs and laJardanger pieces. Another added feature will be two drawings of $25 each for Chamber Bucks at the close of the evening. You need to be present to win. Come and support this fund raiser for our local hospital. New flags are here WALNUT GROVE---AI Father, Community Club Flag Chairman, has announced that after a long wait, the new flags for Main Street have arrived. The flags have been placed on the standards and will be installed the poles as soon as Sonny Nissel and his crew can get at It. Ed Putte said there is $290.00 in the Community Club Flag Fund. The fund is still open for those who wish to contribute. Nearly $500.00 is needed to pay for the flags. A big thank you for all those who have contributed. Proficiencies Award winners left to right above were: Allen Schultz, Ag production;Travis VanDeWlele, turf and landscape management; Mike Ewy, service; Tim Fowler, soil and water management; Janae Weis, sheep production, Ag mechanics; Jodi Jackels, wild life management and Ag processes, Nick Kuehl led the applause for the winners. S/T Photo Bloodmobile collects 48 units WESTBROOK---Anna Gertner and the Red Cross Bloodmobile wishes to thank all who helped - WESTBROOK .-- Meteorologist Phil Schreck weather man for KSFY television from Sioux Falls, came to the Westbrook elementary sChool to talk about the weather. Schreck explained to the children how he does the dally forecasts on television. Schreck gave the kids a sneak preview of what tomorrow's forecast would be, promising (or perhaps we should say predicting) nice weather for tomorrow. Schreck spent about an hour explaining his job and fielding questions from the kids. ST Photo. the telephone callers, unloaders Monday night were Harold Deal, and loaders, nurses, typers, bag head judge, Lee Parker and Juanita Days Breakfast, Community Worship Alan A. Anderson fixers, juicers, Legion and V.F.W. Olson with alternates, Darold )O] C--I and a Pork Chop Dinner. ts well underway Some of the locations will passes away for lunch and supper, putting up Horning and Lorraine Giersdorf, the street sign, Mac for writing on Salary for the judges was set the change this year and there will be Alan A. Anderson, longtimethe posters, Sentinel for all the same as last year, $4.50 per hour. Is meeting every some additions as we move closer resident of Westbrook, passed Approval to hire an assistant to our celebration. away April 7, 1991, in Mesa, AZ. The committee is meeting every Monday noon at Someplace Else. Members of each local organization are urged and welcome to attend. Bring ideas, enthusiasm, encouragement and FRIENDS. Lefs make this year's celebration a memorable one. Chamber of Commerce to meet WESTBROOK -- The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, April 10 at 12 noon. It will be held at Someplace Else. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 13, 1991, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Westbrook. Visitation will begin at the Klasse Funeral Home in Westbrook from 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday and contirme at the funeral home from 8 - 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. There will also be visitation 1 hour at the church before services. good publicity, Sherman Eckhardt for staying in his office all the while to be there if we needed a telephone, for the use of the Community Center and all who came to give blood and anyone who helped in any way. . It takes team work, we have a good community who are willing to help, it can't be done without all of your help. Thanks again. There were 52 registered - 5 defferals with 48 good units. Two first timers - Nancy Goring and Jennifer Byrne. Janice Sondergaard, one gallon pin, John Madson, two gallon pin and Jean Beck, six gallon pin. WALNUT GROVE--Election details were set at the regular school board meeting on Monday night, April 8. Three positions, those of Kerry Knakmuhs, Bruce Johnson, and Richard Swanson expire this year. Knakmuhs and Johnson have filed for re-election. Swanson has not filed, so there will be two names on the ballot with the need to write in the third candidate by voters. Election date will be May 21,1991 and hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Voting will be done in only one precinct for the district, at the Walnut Grove school. Election judges appointed baseball coach for the Storden Jeffers, Westbrook Walnut Grove baseball team was approved. A contract with Mr. Johnson at a salary of $ 1,085.00 was approved. Marianne Boerboom gave an update on the Redwood County Telenetwork budget. On review of the budget, the board voted to approve next year's budget in the amount of $54,707.98. The network consists of five schools and the budget is divided among the schools accordingly. Mrs. Graves, elementary principal, reviewed several items with the board. The recently state The dates are all set ;, 29, and 30. The theme on the 40th anniversary t Memorial Hospital this Will also include a will include the )ital Auxiliary (new place! the Center), Flea Market Daze, Miss Hospital and "Little rook, Teen Dance, 3on3 er Olympics, blunt Grand Parade, FREE Street Dance I LOOSE CHANGE, mandated requirement to screen three year olds as weU as four year olds was rclx)rted, The screenings are to determine any handicaps pre-school student may have and are conducted by professionals through the county health department. It is a more thorough screening than the regular pre school screening. Mrs. Graves also fielded questions on the learning development aids that are hired through Title I funds. The program in the Walnut Grove school has been very successful to date and the availability of the aids has helped to give all students more individual help. Fourth grade testing results were also reviewed by Mrs. Graves with the board. The fourth grade students rate very high in the national percentile, falling mostly in the 51 to 98 percentile range. There is no comparison on the test to Minnesota state averages. Mrs. Graves reported the results of the tests help to identify areas a student may be having problems. Once the areas are determined, instruction procedures to fit the student may be implemented. The goal of the school is to educate each and every student to the student's potential. A board policy on child abuse reporting was adopted to conform with the state statutes. The policy spells out responsibility and procedures of reporting known abuse violations both in the school and if there is known abuse or neglect outside of the school. means fishing time were enjoying the 80 degree weather last Friday afternoon although It Is story today as the temperature has dropped back into the thirties and forties. there is a saying, "The worst day fishing is better than the best day at work." ST Spring means grass fires Firemen were called to the Roger Krick farm 3 miles southeast of Westbrook Sunday afternoon. After receiving the call the firetighters quickly contained the blaze. ST Photo.