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WALNUT GROVE ELEVATOR DEMO PAGE 12 W.GpAGECO NCIL ll,fllhll,m,milin,qlilllH-hrr,hlillllh"q'Hr 2"117 W ( ;ltA Slt \%. 1 S ELTO g6584-; aa 6 . IIILll!l]lJtJIIl!!l!t!l!llll. Wednesday May 29, 2013 $1.00 Volume No. 28 NUMBER 4O 12 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition ii'. ( WE REMEMBER m ! I Area communities held Memorial Day services *Services held at Walnut Grove and Westbrook to honor our war hero's By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune SPECIAL -- Memorial Day is a special day when we take time to deco- rate graves and honor our departed veterans and other family members. Monday thousands of veteran's organizations take time to remember our fallen war comrades in small towns and cities across the country. The tradi- tion is found in almost every town where there is a veteran's organization. Monday morning the Walnut Grove American Legion Post and Auxiliary #267 held their Memorial Day ceremo- ny at the WWG Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. Prior to the Memorial service the WWG elementary band played two patriotic selections. Then the post and auxiliary presented the colors followed by the elementary band playing the National Anthem. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by everyone present. The elementary band performed Sousa Times Twosa under the direction of Thomas Vondracek. Elementary Principal Paul Olson then introduced the speaker, Mrs. Mrs. Maydra Maas Maydra Maas. Maas known to wear many hats in her career as a registered nurse used several hats to tell her story. She started her story talking about a friend growing up in a small town in southwest Minnesota. She talked about her friend who learned about the role veterans have played in this country as a small child. She learned about taking time to attend Memorial Day services at the cemetery -- before going on a family picnic. She learned and listened in a coun- try school and through high school. Then she learned and listened more in college to become a nurse so she could help care for our wounded veterans. She learned the importance of honor- ing veterans on Memorial Day. She learned about all of what they gave for the freedom we all enjoy. She also learned about the values that people are made of Jan Wiggens -- duty, respect, and service to their country. She said, "by now you might have figured out I was talk- ing about myself." She also mentioned a couple of years ago she was honored to be a part of the World War II Honor Flights to the WWII War Memorial. She was able to use her nursing skills to help care for these veterans while they visited the World War II War Memorial. These men and women gave their all -- they had the courage to go to war and risk losing their lives in the name of freedom for all of us. In closing she said, "please take time to speak with a veteran and offer your thanks for their service to the country." After the address, the band played Forward March. Then wreaths were placed on cross- es to commemorate the various wars. The rifle squad then fired a salute prior to the playing of Taps and Echo. Following that the colors were retired by the honor guard. Westbrook In Westbrook the Westbrook VFW and American Legion and their Auxiliaries held a program at WWG High School at 10:30 Monday morning. The Westbrook Honor Guard fired a 21 gun salute at the ...................................... Westbrook Cemetery Monday morning. Memorial -- on page 3 year career *One of her favorite things about teaching is when a child understands a concept Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Deb Berg, from the time she was in her early teens, wanted to be in physical therapy. But luckily for her hundreds of students she ended up in a teaching career. Berg in her early years traveled a lot with her family until she was about six years old. Her father was an electrician working on big government proj- ects. She was born in Riverdale, ND near the Garrison Dam. During that time she lived in several places and started first grade at Aurora, MN on the Iron Range. By the time she started second grade her family had settled in Revere. She attended the two room Revere School until the eighth grade. After that she finished high school at Walnut Grove graduating in 1967. She talked about how the Revere School was run completely by women, and the Minneapolis Star did a feature story about the school at one time. Her mother was a bus driver at the school. After graduating from high school Berg attended Briarcliff College in Sioux City, IA before switching to Mankato State University. Growing up Berg never thought she would be an elementary teacher -- she was determined to be a physical therapist. When she got to Mankato State she interviewed for a physical therapy syllabus. Deb Berg -- on page 3 oA fire in Walnut Grove last Friday afternoon destroyed most of the family's belongings Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WALNUT GROVE Last Friday afternoon the Walnut Grove Fire Department received a call about 1:30 that the Bryan and Jody Haen home was filled with smoke. The call was made by the Haen's nanny who was taking care of their kids while the couple was working. Apparently the nanny and the Haen's two children had gone out for lunch. When they left everything was O.K., but when they returned they found the home filled with smoke. She immediately called 911 to report the fire. The Walnut Grove Fire Department was on the scene within minutes, and they were assisted by five other area departments. Departments from Balaton, Garvin, Lamberton, Tracy and Westbrook responded to the call. Within an hour and a half the fire fighters had the fire mostly contained. But getting the flames under control in the attic remained a problem for a while after. On the scene Brian Haen was able to muster a bit of humor not- ing, "the neighbor kids were happy the trampoline and swimming pool were OK." Despite the fact no one was injured in the blaze, Haen com- mented they lost two dogs and a lizard. Above: Bryan and Jody Haen (center) watched out the fire at their home on Beadal St. Left: A to cut a hole in the attic roof. as fire fighters worked to put fire fighter used a chain saw ON RECORD iN SIDE VIEWPOINT FAITH & FAMILY COMMUNITY CALENDAR PAGE2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 PAGE 6 PAGE 7 EDUCATION SPORTS AREA NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS AREA FOCUS PAGE 8 PAGE 9 PAGE I0 PAGE Il PAGE I2 SPRING SPORTS 9, 12 INFORMATION CIRCULATION CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2013 Sentinel Tribune