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e ,ances TEN YEARS AGO April 9, 1981 A good crowd was on hand Monday evening to bid on donated items consisting of hand made items to various food items. The Apron Sale netted $1,600. The annual event was cried by auctioneer, David Rupp and clerked by the Westbrook State Bank, both of which donated their services. The firemen were called to a house fire at the Robert Wahl home 6 miles south of town and 2 miles east Friday afternoon. The blaze apparently started in an upstairs bedroom. The dwelling suffered heavy smoke and water damage. The Westbroek Legion Auxiliary announced their selection of Karen Vaupel for Girls State representative and Cathie Christensen as alternate. TWENTY YEARS AGO April 8, 1971 Steve Severson, hardworking forward on the Wildcat basketball team this year, received word this week that he had been named to assorted junk from the streets and gutters in Westbrook. Russ Mortenson and Dennis Jutting drove for the youngsters and then served them hot dogs and pop at the Light Plant when the job was done. District speech winners f r o m Westbrook High School were Kenneth Amundsen, Charlotte Lindstrom, Patti Villa, Darcy Cohrs. THIRTY YEARS AGO April 6, 1961 Westbrook Dairy this week announced purchase of the former Swede's Egg Market building from Max Ohlson of the Westbrook Hatchery. Westbrook's Dairy's owner, Keith Villa, stated that increased sales of "Brook Maid" ice cream has made the move to larger quarters necessary. Mrs. Leslie Jackels of rural Westbrook became the first winner, and $25.00 richer, Friday night all because she shopped in Westbrook. Her name was the first drawn in the Westbrook merchants sponsored Friday Nite Cash Drawing which is being held weekly here. Close to 500 per ns, including paid admissions, contestants and Larnie Franz and Evelyn Jensen were ev.ening callers on Darrell and Mary Horkey and Allen and Nancy Jensen in Heron Lake. Callers during the weekend at the Leslie Nelsen home were Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Joe Carnehan of Brainerd, Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Franz of Christmon, IL, Lorie Franz of Beaumont, TX, Sharon Ratfield of Edwardsville, KS, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elmer of Minneapolis, Mrs. Start Rand and Janel of North Mankato, Bob and Sally Nelsen, Elizabeth Johnson and Alex of Storden and Donna and Marlowe Nelsen. They all attended Martha Teachey's funeral on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rausenberger attended the 50th wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Rhine Steen at Windom Sunday afternoon. Mr, and Mrs. Clarence King of Rochester were Thursday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Lowry Anderson. Irene Tyler and Clara Kashmarek visited with Mayme Carlson at Lake Haven Nursing Home at Worthington Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Erickson and Alberta Kleven were Sunday dinner guests of Olga Erickson. Alice Sell was an additional afternoon visitor. Tom and Junette Merchant, Jason and Jeff were coffee guests of the Ralph Merchants Sunday evening after dinner at the Mediterranean Club in Tracy. The dinner was to honor Tom and the Seven Star All Conferenceentertainers, combined to make the Basketball team. Two other second Kiwanis "Stars of Westbrook players Gary Tomorrow" talent contest a Amundsen and Lee Madson received honorable mention for their play. The Schmidt Memorial Hospital Auxiliary conducted their usual fine Apron and Miscellaneous Sale Monday night at the Elementary School raising nearly $600 on the evenL Several local scouts joined together last Saturday afternoon and picked up two trailer loads of Junette on their 25th wedding anniversary. sparkling success Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Milford E. First place in the junior division Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. were Rhonda and Robin Pesch who Vincent Anderson visited at the presented an acrobatic duo. Second Oliver Anderson home at Sleepy place winner was Charles Okerman Eye Tuesday afternoon and of Slayton who presented a vocal evening. solo. First place winners in the: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nelsen were senior division were a vocal duet Monday afternoon visi:ors of by Sandra Struyk and Judy Albert Schauer at the Windom Schemmel of Windom. Second SoggeHome. place was awarded to Danny Conrad of Jeffers for a vocal solo. Laura Knutson spent Easter Holidays at the Leland Knutson home at Rosemount. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Knutson brought Laura home Wednesday. Alice Horkey was a Wednesday afternoon visitor of Lucille Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. Melford Johnson of Minneapolis were Friday Tom and Junette Merchant were Larnie and Darrell and Dennis afternoon visitors at the Art Kuehl Saturday supper guests of Carol Franz were Thursday morning home. and Curlin Swanson at the visitors of Evelyn Jansen. They Mr. and Mrs. Caesar Carlson Applewoodin Mankato to help the came for their Aunt Marth returned home Tuesday from Merchants observe their 25m T eachy'sfuneral. Arizona. They were weekend wedding anniversary which was Lynn Nelson was a Saturday guests at the Hank Dieter home in Sunday. Later Oey were all guests morning caller at the home of Ft. Collins, CO and Easter Sunday at the Neil and Myra Hondl home Ralph and Gladys Merchant. dinner guests at the Bill Heston home in Loveland, CO. of Mankato. Florence Anderson attended the Mrs. Russell Rupp was a Sunday 80th birthday observance honoring Deloris Lindley and Florence Anderson attended the Golden dinner guest at the Roger Teerink Orville Einertson Sunday at the home in Worthington, going Storden Community Center. Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Rhine especially to attend a pian.o recital Mrs. Hilda Eichner and Mrs. Steen Saturday afternoon at the Windom Senior Center. at the Nancy Hofstee home in Mavis Parker were Tuesday Cla a'Kashmarek was a visitor which Alisa Teerink was one of the afternoon visitors of Margaret participants. Olsem. of Ethel Yonngck Friday evening. Alice Sell and LaVonne Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Brad Anderson Callers during the week of Clara were Wednesday afternoon visitors were late Saturday evening callers Kashmarek were Irene Tyler, Mr. of Olga Erickson. at the Art Kuehl home. Their and Mrs. Lawrence Kuemper ofSunday supper guests at the children, Andy and Ashley were Heron Lake, Anna Gertner, Milford E: Anderson home were Adeline Burns and Florence Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Anderson, supper and evening visitors of their Hughes. " Mrs. Art Flor and Norma great grandpareats. Thursday Alice Horkey was a Ackerman. Bernice Bashans was a visitor at dinner guest at the Dean Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nelsen the Richard Cooley home Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Thompson, Ashley and David of Brookings, SD andMr and Mrs. Lee Carlson and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Caesar Carlson home. Gladys Merchant visited her sister, Florence Powers at the Schumacher home in Heron Lake. visited Russell Sturges at the Sunday noon William Nelson, Fauskee Nursing Home at Irene Tyler and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Worthington Saturday. Nielsen of Fulda were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Natterstad Mr. and Mrs. Roman Johnson at spent last week at Bellevue and the 71 Club honoring Mrs. Johnson Camanche, IA visiting relatives. for her birthday. Ruth Madson, Joan Nelson and Roy Christensen was a Curtis Madson were Saturday Wednesday afternoon visitor at the callers at the Grover Busk home. Alice Horkey attended the play Sogge Home in Windom Friday Art Kuehl home. Doug Kueld had Spin Off Friday evening at Lake afternoon, been a morning and dinner guest. Benton. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rupp were Bertha Deutschman of Windom Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Johnson of Friday evening visitors at the was a Friday forenoon caller at the Minneapolis were Wednesday George and Eunice Pankonin home Art Kuehl Home. afternoon supper guests of Mr. and at Sanborn. Edna Hubin, Synolla Barrie, Mrs. LeslieNelsen. Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jensen Albert Frarm were weekend guests attended graduation Friday in Bernice Bashans and Iris Marshall were among those attending the of Marlowe Nelsens and LeRoyMinneapolis for their son, Daniel, Mennonite Cemetery meeting held Johnsons were weekend guests of who graduated from the Russell Rupp home Tuesday the Nelsens and Lester Franz of School. He was commissioned 2nd Brainard, Dora Christensen of Lieutanent. He is the grandson of evening. Newport Richey of Florida, Gerry, Evelyn Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. Art Steen were Scott and Tom Christensen of Larnie and Dennis Franz and Sunday evening visitors at the Denver, CO were all weekend guests of the Leslie Nelsens, Mrs. Irene Weinrabe and two sons Lloyd Nelsenhome. Alice Horkey and Mildred coming for their aunt and sister, were guests at the Paul Bunting attended a R.E.A. meeting Rausenberger home Thursday Martha Teachy s funeral on afternoon after attending the Saturday afternoon at Jeffers. They Thursday. . funeral of Martha Teachey. also attended the Golden Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carlson of Ralph and Gladys Merch'ant Anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Toledo, IA, were Friday overnight returned home Thursday after Rhine Steen at Windom later. guests of Beulah Stuwe. Saturday spending 3 months in Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jam were the Carlsons and Beulah were They spent Easter weekend in Ft. Sunday visitors of Ethel Youngek. breakfast guests of Rachel Collins, CO with Ralph s sister-in- Easter Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Warnick. law, Marge Merchant. Carlson and Janice Carlson were @ % 7:30 P.M. AT THE YAHNKE'S APARTMENT Two directors will be elected in addition to any other business that needs to be discussed. guests at the Rolf Hanson home. Dennis Krick and son were Thursday visitors at the Art Kuehl home. Ethel Youngck, Ann Mischke and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Eichner were Thursday evening guests of Helen Rupp. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jensen visited Mr. andes. Lon Hey in Jeffers Sunday evening. Edna Hubin was a Wednesday visitor at the Darrell Gleason home. Adeline Klassen of Mt. Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Caesar Carlson attended "Grandparent's Day" Balaton School Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Art Kuehl visited at the Vernon Jarmer home Sunday afternoon. Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Eichner accompanied by Dorothy Murphy were Wednesday visitors at the Ted Comnick home of Good Thunder. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vind and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jensen visited Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson in Jackson Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Horkey spent the weekend in Eagan and attended the wedding of Maria Olson and Tom Thompson on Saturday afternoon. Dr. and Mrs. Tom Hinke and family of Marshfield WI and Mrs Joyce Jacobs of Villard were weekend guests at the Marlo Hubin home. Jordis Jans, Synolla Barrie, Florence Hughes, Kay Olson, Edna Hubin and Iris Marshall attended the musical comedy "Anything Goes" at the Windom School Sunday afternoon. Nancy and Duane Goring attended confirmation services at the First Lutheran Church in Butterfield, MN on Sunday. Duane was one of the sponsors for Samantha Simonsen. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Nelson of Lincoln, NE were weekend guests at the Stanley Madson home. Eldora Comnick attends great grandsons baptism LeRoy and Janet Comnick of Thompson, ND, Eldora Comnick of Worthington, MN, and Cind and Kelly Elliott of Universal City, TX went to Tucson, AZ to the home of Bobby and Kim Bittrich, to attend the baptism of the Comnick's grandson and great grandson, Robert Bruce Bittrich III. He was baptized March 30, 1991 at 2 p,m. at the Catalina Methodist Church, Tucson, AZ. His parents, Bobby and Kim Bittrich, Mark Bittrich, New Rochelle, NY and Pam Gallaccio, St Petersburg, FL were sponsors. Other relatives attendiag were grandmother Janet Bittrich, New Rochelle, NY, Terry Wymen, Danbury, CT, and Clair Peterson, Storden, MN. A picnic supper was followed at the parents home joined by other friends. SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, April 10, Bowlers compete in contest WESTBROOK--These five Westbrook bowlers the DiStrict Level of the Coca-Cola sponsored Bowling Championships. They bowled three Springfield March 24th. Vlckl Stresemann will state tournament in Anoka on April 21st. Pictured row, I. to r.; Darren Peters, Brad Cohrs. Front Stresemann, Tiffany Stresemann, and Mark Kells. Photo. Westbrook Community Ed news The first session of the"Great Decisions 1991" discussion series has been postponed for one week to allow time for further registrations. It will be held from 7:30 - 9:00 in CER #1 on April 16th on the subject of the Middle East. The new registration deadline will be Thursday, April llth. Further information may be obtained by calling the discussion leader, Loren Tesdell at 274-5525. Low Impact Aerobics and Body Toning class is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Elementary Small Gym. No need to pro-register. Spring Centerpiece class will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Elementary School - Community Ed. Room # 1. Oil Painting clasS Monday, April 15th, 10:00 p.m. in the School - Dates are April 15, May 13th. Swim trip to Fulda date is May llth (need people). Beginning Golf - April 16th for 4 weeks. Instead of Saturday, The minimum number needed was not met - the date to Friday to see be met. Walnut Grove Community Ed Defensive Driving Course WALNUT GROVE -- The response is not coming through, for this class. On June 1 and 2, 1988, forty persons were in the class, To date we have ten signed up, with three new ones. Check your insurance card, and please make your commitment. Persons over 55 years old and older take this course, as 10% cut on your The course was set afternoons from 1 - 5 from 6 - 10 on May 1 So far it will only afternoons as those that: signed up for that respond soon, as AVTI know. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Baked Beans, Chips, Pickles, Coffee, Bevera