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TEN YEARS AGO * April 23,1981 Firemen were called to a farm owned by Robert Rasmussen ten miles northeast of Walnut Grove on Wednesday, April 15. Origin of the fire was believed to have been inside an old garage in the grove. Robert reported the garage was completely gone by the time he reached the building sight after noticing smoke. Mona Germer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Gertner and Julie Alcorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Alcorn contributed to the Southwest State University speech team's "excellent" rating earned in Gatlinbrug, TN earlier this month. Several Walnut Grove High School music students rated "superior or star" at the District 10 Small Group Music Contest held at Southwest State University, Friday, April 10. Students earning a Superior rating included: Nancy Bruder and Doreen West on their vocal duet. Terry Drever on his Tuba Solo and Doreen West on her vocal solo. These students will advance to the regional contest held in Montevideo on May 2. Mrs. Mary Morken is director of music in the Walnut Grove School. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO April 21, 1966 Two teachers have been hired for the 1966-67 school year, Supt. Glenn Shaw said this week. Norman Voight, a graduate of Springfield, SD State College, has been named librarian. Bruce Pederson of Ivanhoe, who will graduate from Winona State College this spring will .be the junior high mathematics teacher. Five Walnut Grove Higll School entries received "A" ratings in the district music contest at Echo. Saturday, They were Phil Enstad, trombrone; Dibley, coronet; Richard Jansma, French horn; Chuck Dibley, tuba; and the male quartet, whose members are Gary Jacobs, bass; Luvern Mattison, baritone; Chuck Dibley, lead tenor; and Richard Jansma, first tenor. Jerry Kindall, former Twins player and now on the University of Minnesota coaching staff will be speaker at the annual Athletic Banquet to be held Tuesday, May 3rd. Airman Clayton B. Kelly, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelly of Walnut Grove, has returned to Long Beach, CA, from a 7 month deployment in the Vietnam combat zone with the Seventh Fleet aboard the amphibious assault carrier USS Valley Forge. FORTY YEARS AGO April 26, 1951 Three instructors in the Walnut Grove public schools have resigned their positions, effective at the end of the school year, Supt. R.T. Satter said yesterday They are: Miss Berle and Mrs. Jack Wiecks of the grade school staff and Miss Lavonne Erickson, home economics instructor. Thirty-five local youngsters are now enrolled in Kindergarten. The classes are being held in the Lodge Hall. Mrs. Russell Harbo is the teacher. Mrs. Lauren Hoyt and infant daughter, Julie Ann, returned Saturday from the hospital. Her mother, Mrs. Robert Hageman of Sanborn came Sunday to spend a few days at the Hoyt home. Scott Hoyt who had been staying at the Hageman home for a few days came home with her. Arthur Oberg drove to the cities Friday where he met his son, Wilbur, who has been at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, IL. Wilbur is home on leave. Colette Behrens, Maple Plain spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother, Jo Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lorenz spent Sunday afternoon and evening visiting friends in St. James. Karan Schmiesing of Milan brought his mother, Helen Schmiesing of Lakeland, FL, to Walnut Grove last Monday. Helen spent Monday to Sunday with her sister, Margaret Grams. Monday morning brunch guests at Margaret Grams' home were Bette Grams, Jared and Aaron of Laporte, MN. Elaine Seidl of Sleepy Eye spent a couple days with her mother, Gunhild Johnson. Judy Dagner of Lamberton was also a visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ourada and Renee and David Pederson of Marshall attended the first communion of Leana Finger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Finger of Kimball on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lorenz spent Saturday in Worthington visiting his sister, Mrs. Albert Anderson and Mr. Anderson who is in the Fauskee Nursing Home. Guests at the Bruce and Maydra Maas home Sunday afternoon and for supper to celebrate Jonna's third birthday were Art and Alice Maas, Doug and Diane Halstenson and family and DeLores Swenson. Helen Schmiesing of Lakeland, FL, was a guest in the Mr. and Irene Vcrstrate of Marshall and Doric Charbonneau were last weekend guests at the Dennis Charbonneau home in Parker's Prairie.~Sunday they all attended the Braschcr Music Show from Branson, MO, at Bertha Nancy ant Victor Jorges were last weekend guests of her mother, Fern Christensen. The Dan Holmberg family joined them for Saturday supper and Sunday dinner. Francis Zupfer, Rev. and Mrs. Don Comnick and Fern Christensen, attended the AARP meeting in Marshall, Thursday Francis, the vice president, presided at the meeting. Lucan i The Marshall Men's Chorus presented a dinner concert at Marshall, Friday, April 12th, when the theme was the "Fabulous Fifties". Attending were Father SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, April 24, 1991 Local officials honored by governor Redwood County Commissioners Joan Miska, Darold Neperman and Richard Jacobsen and Marilyn Bernhardson, District Manager from Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District and Bob Finlay, RCRCA Coordinator were honored for their efforts in planning for the county's local water resources by Governor Arne Carlson at a ceremony at the State Capitol April 8. Senator Roger Moe (Erskine) and RcpresenNtive Virgil Johnson (Caledonia) also spoke at the ceremony. "What we're going to begin to realize, as members of governments, is that were going to have to focus more and more of our attention on the prevention side of the agenda, on the theory that it's more human and more practical in terms of economics," Carlson said. developed county-wide plans The additional four were not part of the pilot but began developing water t on their own at about the program began The water address issues such as quality, flooding, abandoned and wetlands. The pilot program was from over 1,000 a spring as a national award in the "Searching for contest sponsored by America, a non environmental organization in Washington, D.C. The program was administered State Planning Agency and through a 1987 grant Legislative Commission Minnesota Resources The program has evoh'ed Comprehensive Local Planning Program, Pistulka,Randy and Dian "What you on the county level administered by the ' E Chrlstensen of Norfolk, N,] lr. have done is absolutely Water and Soil Resources. and Mrs. Eldon Hammerschmidtextraordin,ry," he said. "On behalf Carlson also presented of the people of the state of who was the chief House and Mr. and Mrs. Dorrence DeCock. Sunday the dinner concert. was held at Tracy with Mr. and Mrs. Woody Kramer, Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Lowell Schmiesing home on Milton Marquardt, Mrs. Ray Thull Monday and Tuesday. ; and Sue Welch attending. Saturday Marjorie Schmiesing Monday, April 15th, the f'Lremen of the Lucan Fire Department held their annual Ladies' Night dinner at Seph's on Main. Wednesday, April 17th, the OLV and St. Michael's classes had the Rite of Confirmation for 16 from Milroy and 17 from Lucan at the 7:30 Mass and Liturgy ,in Lucan. Sue Welch of Marshall recently and Mildred Otto were among those attendin the LWM meeting in Worthington. Mr. and Mrs. Gale Wille visited Mr. and Mrs. John Fick at Lake Shetc'k. Minnesota, "I'm deeply, deeply grateful to each and every one of you." Of the 56 counties honored at the ceremony, 52 participated in the 1987-89 Minnesota Pilot Program for Local Water Planning Under the pilot program, the 52 counties, organized into six groups, the original water legislation and a member LCMR, with a excellence. Johnson spoke briefly and county personnel for About 75 people Milroy evcnL Three county residents extension cluster conference purchased the Rose Raduenz house Three Redwood County ' in Lucan. residents learned more about Mrs. Mary Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thull were Saturday overnight guests in the Chuck Bodger home in Minneapolis. Mrs. Lena VanMeveren's Saturday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hinrichs of Pipestone. leadership and emerging trends in Minnesota at the Minnesota Extension Services annual cluster conference held April 3 and 4 at Arrowhead Resort near Alexandria. Participating from Redwood County were: Patty The-Women of Our Savior's Lutheran Church met Thursday for brunch with Doris Krupp, Violet Lovald, Fern Christensen, Erma Dysart and Jan Voorhees, hostesses. Barb Wixon presided use of resources. director Gall Skinner says programming takes extension agent's special expertise within the broad agriculture, home natural resources, 4-H development and economic development. The Erma Dysart gave devotions and Hannah Kormann's Saturday Christensen, Milroy; Doreen is divided into 18 such Dona Peterscn was at the piano, guest was a nephew, R!chard Kronback, Lamberton; and Carol Each county extension The quilt show at Lake Shetek is Kormann, ofSt. Paul Peterson, Redwood County appoint representatives June 29th. The program was given Mr. and Mrs. Odin Jaeger sExtension Agent in Home cluste" committee, whi by Verlaine Schlemmer, Rae Ann weekend guests were Par. and .Mrs. Economics. responsible for guidin[ Flesner, Evelyn Brakke and Barb Larry Romanko .of Columbm They were among 235 coo: linating the major edu sspenamgtttreeweeKs'DeBates 'f Thin,daVYsaftc r e Jfhn":"oand Wixon. He gnts ann Mrs. tsarb waltz ann participants at the conference, pr(,grams of the multi-c B P 1 Rev. and Mrs. Don Comnick children of Cottonwood. which included two county clu;ter. visitin, his mother Carrie ammons retumea 1rum take, attended the funeral for LloydMr. and Mrs. K.enneth Donner extension committee members and o ' AZ John was an overnight guest of Larson, 76, at the Evangelical spent the weekend in Eden Prame. one extension service staff person DeBates. Mrs. Leo Glib, Mrs. GeraldMargaret DeBates . Lutheran Church in Jackson Monday they attended thefuneral from each of the state's 87 Vickerman of Redwood Falls and .Thursday evening guests olFriday, April 12. Lloyd was a for Mrs. Donncr's sister, Rosella counties. Under the theme VA establishes new Mrs. Bob Christy of Kansas City, Margaret DeBates were Jonn ann second cousin to Mrs. Comnick. Rasmussen, at Immanuel Lutheran "Leadership for Impact," toll-free number for MO, flew to Atlanta, GA, April Peg DeBates, Pete and Delores Rev. Truman Larson and Rev. Church, and the visitation thenight conference delegates heard 15th They svent a week sight- Sammons, Lawrence and Avenell Comnick conducted the service, before. spoakers explain how an Mmnesota Vets seeing and visiting in the home of Boelke, Carrie DeBates and Dick Fifty-three attended the catered ' Mrs. Luvern ,HonotSoftl, or educational instituti saeh as the A change in tolepho . Mrs. Christy's son, John. DeBates. . dinner sponsored by the Milroy Mrs. E.J. Honetschlager, Mrs. Minnesota Extension Service can has resulted in a new toll Raymond Matter and Sister Shirley Lorenz and Gunhdd Senior Citizens Tuesday Guests Louise Salfer and Julie Suffer were anticipate emerging trends in number in Minnesota for va Virginia Matter of St Paul and Johnson were Saturday visitors ot included Dona' Davis,nnabel guests Thursday at a birthdayagriculture, communities andand their dependents Mary Ann Vogel of M al ato were Margaret DeBates . . Turbes and Ethel Lamvrecht of dinner for Justine Schouveiller of families and be ready with information about their guests of Dorothy DeSmith during unaay, race l' orastrom was Redwood Falls - Morgan at the Alfred Salfer home innovative programs to meet The new number, effective the weekend. . an afternoon visitor and Lawrence Joanne and" Kenny Zwach ofin Wabasso. community needs. 1991, is 1-800-827-0646. Mr. ann rs. Jonn arsnan or . a ^ n t Ann PfarrMinnetonka were weekend guestsMrs. Luverne. Honetschlager Marcia Fluer, former Twin Using this toll-free n0 Sioux Falls brought Ida Dawson Maroam, of her parents, Louis and Lucille host the Extension group S day Cities television news anchor and makes it easier for veteranS: Dolan evemng, ann bars oene now director of university answers to the questions they home on Tuesday evenmg after she o DeBatc . Marlys and Run Ousky and Shemon presented the lesson relations, spoke on public relations It is faster than communicali nan spent mree weeks visiting l::vc-lvn l-lan~e.n and ]udv Rune - - hildren of Minneapolis were"Nutrition and Exercise for the them -7" Schaffran of Lucan, Sadie eekend guests of his mother, Mrs. Elderly". Attending were Martha and marketing. As part of the mail and provides a more pa conference, each cluster delegation service, said Morris Noo Mr. ann lvlrs. Koger nnstopner x, a Kin=pp Edith Ousky VanLoy, Marge Gilbcrtson, Irene will incorporate some of those director of Minnesota s ot rtuason, wi, were weeKeno guests of Aland Marilyn Far ber. Flori a,h use ueSt,metHelenViolaSChmmSmscharfe gand f Edith ()usky, Doris Zwach, Dallmann, Mr. and Mrs. Myronskills in a plan for at lease bne regional office and insu Doris Krupp, Doris Cauwels, Sue Macht, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvcstcr upcoming cluster event, according center. Currently, the rel t.eonara t runaen returnea nome ,- F ,h, B v .y u, from the Marshall Hospital on Datwyler, Bert Datwyler, Deb" Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence to Charlotte Peterson, Morrison office handles an avera mmneapous area anu nau runner Zwach, Bernice Bergman, DonaPlaetz, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. County extension agent and chair 12,200 information call weanesaay. Larry tJrunaen ann at lhP. l-lroliclav Inn .n! NP.w Joyce of Rochester visited ". ,-" Petersen, Fern Christensen, Regina Honetschlager, and Mr. and Mrs. of the conference, month. Counselors wil Ulm aturoay. Wohnoutka, Barb Wixon, Violet Gene Shemon. The men played Extension clusters, which range available at the above nt wcanesuay at me t runaen nome c, nrt,a~, lr~nn ant] ' In " huson, Lovald, Mac Christensen, Sharon cards while the women had their in size from three to seven counties between 8 a.m. and 4:30 rsomer IAODSOn Ot lracy, Jim Ik,fnrri -Inh'ncnn [unriP.and Sorenson of Lamberton visited Trulock, Mac D. Christensen and . each, began about three years ago Monday through Friday. -,I. a uramey Jonnson, MaR anu Dorothy Stattelman, attended the esson. . ' to enable neighboring counties to Nooner said that " b( u Suprenant, Bruce and Katn. y Mrs vernon Jaeger of salad supper and style show put on . . cooperate on extension providing better service, hm Grunden of Remsen, IA, was a Brian . Johnson, Alison and Boyd, b the Ex n " Lamoer-ton and Snaym Frencr, s y te slon of Redwood programming and to make efficient number will save the gove V SltOr on aturaay Ka Inn . Johnson and Sue Kopp and y r, wanaa nad Monday dinner with considerable amount of Dorothy Grunden accompamed cff Truer were. ali o uest in the Eric e t=net anu L OIOreS axton. four ladies from the Tracy Church " Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dolan ond when compared to the pre and Judy Johnson home m Eagan wa ter lvlartln and Myrtle of Cnrlst to the BrooKmgs, bL), ~c~ haln celehrate Nieole'.q first bar. anu mrs. ooerl Lwacn, telephoneline charges. attended the Maria Phmney and Dairy and Horse Church of Chnst for a brunch on birthda baartln spent weonesaay wrtn t