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INDEX [ORD PAGE 2 COMMUNITY PAGE 9 E PAGE 3 SPORTS PAGE 10 IItNT PAGE 4 SPORTS PAGE 11 TION PAGE 5 PUBLIC NOTICE PAGE 12 I& FAMILY PAGE 6 CLASSIFIED PAGE 13 Focus PAGE 7 SPRING SPORTS PAGE 14 IMUNITY PAGE 8 00dnesday 19, 00004 75 cents entinel SUNDAY STORM DAMAGE AT MARK eARNERS PAGE 7 i ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 37 14 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition 00ard hears report on 00urance options for tff members plan has Merchant I Tribune t District secretary s gave an over-view of ile options for district ees. ently employees have to choose from. The ituetible plan $200 single  family will no longer lilable. 'l;hose opting for  deductible plan will  decide on a higher le by the 21st of May. eUrrent high deductible  single and $4000 has basically stayed the Mth just annual increas- mium.  schools are turning to w VEBA (Voluntary ee Benefit Account). The ,as a high deductible gle and $3500 family The high deductible can by the VEBA savings winners and losers account. Money that partici- pants can be put in a tax free Flex account. The plan can save a lot for those currently on low deductible plans. Persons who are on the high deductible would see an increase in premiums, but would have an opportunity to save money in the VEBA sav- ings account. Hass said the staff will have to vote if they wish to go with the VEBA account. If it is voted in favor of the VEBA all of the employees will have to go with it. In any event if the staff decides against the VEBA plan the low deductible group will have to choose a higher deductible. Harry Yang spoke about his ELL trip to Laos last December. Board hears ContJjued on page 3 ' i ..... ir i il lill Il Ill +1 [ Cheep Cheep Two newly hatched baby robins wait impatiently for their mother to return with some juicy treats for them, they were spotted in a bush on the Dave and Carolyn Van Loh farm. alnutGr0ve residents complain about junk FFA neighbor's lawns. The city "will get some clean-up letters out to everyone in town who needs to clean up their yards. Mike Clark., Safety First, presented results of a safety inspection he had completed on May 7. He discussed the different safety policies that OSHA requires. He already holds safety meetings in Tracy and Westbrook and would be interested in put- ting them on in Walnut Grove tOO. ." Two people were present who would like to use some money that has been paid back from the Small Cities Grant the city received a few years ago. The Clerk will cheek to see if some low inter- est payments can be set up. Applying for a new housing grant was also discussed. The Clerk will check to see if there is enough time to get an application done by the October deadline. Jeff Steichen gave the water/wastewater report. Bids for replacing the sheds that hold the chlorine at the well houses were discussed. Switching to liquid chlorine was also discussed, but no decision was made. The Council approved a 10 year Service Contract with Maguire Iron to have the water tower cleaned at a cost of $1,090 every other year. Marge Peterson reported she could use another deep fryer at the liquor store. The Council approved purchase of one in the $650 - $695 range. Discussion was held on being open from 3:00 to 8:00 on Sundays during the pageant for the sale of food. This was not approved. Ford Ankrum presented quotes for shingling the shed and installing cave spouts at the cemetery for $799.60 and for a complete replacement of the doors on the shelter at Ferguson Park for $1,486.00. The Council suggested put- ting tin on the roof at the cemetery. Ford will get a quote for this and also get a quote for siding and new doors et the shelter in Ferguson Park. He will also get a quote for insulating the south well house in the City Park. Purchase of a water fountain for the City Park at a cost of $1,025.00 was tabled. He needs to find a Awards Program The public is invited to the annual FFA Awards Program to be held in the auditorium at the Tech Campus on Monday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Students and families of WWG Our last student day will be Tuesday, June 1st. School will begin at the nor- mal time. The shuttles will P will send letters al people attended eting to complain aeighbor's large accu- of junk piled in the t needs to be picked the garbage truck. complained about tneighbor who throws in their back yard ells and blows on the ( 7,'i: run at 10:00 a.m. School will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. Oscar Peterson died Saturday Oscar Peterson, age 79, of Windom. died Sa;urday morning, May 15, 2004, at the Windom Area Hospital. Funeral services will be . held at the American Lutheran Church in Windom at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Steve Norby and Pastor Gregory Hall will officiate. Interment wilL be held in Memory Gardens in Windom. new place to dump the street 00tting a line sweepings. O'CoonoH Fresh lemonade will assist him in finding a These elementary students were selling lemon- IR =.glers braved chilly damp weather for the traditional flshingopen- spot ade last week inhigh school. Proceedsfrom the .Mlnnesota on the grade going to Valhalla Island at Lake Shetek. Walnut Grove sale will be used to purchase childrens books ' Were mixed with some doing well and others not so well. Continued on page 12 for the waiting room at the Westbrook Clinic. 54137 Few showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s. 58137 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s. 63/42 Plenty of sun. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s. 66145 Scattered thunder- storms. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s. I SPRING SPORTS PAGE 10 INFORMATION CIRCULATION / CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle , Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2003 Sentinel Tribune