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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Page 2 OBITUARY Arthur Maas Funeral services for Arthur Maas were held Monday, June 13, 2016 at English Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove. Burial was in the Johnsonville Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www. Arthur Maas age 96 of Walnut Grove passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Prairieview Senior Living. Arthur Maas was born July 9, 1919 in Johnsonville Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Frank and Martha (Wandersee) Maas. He was baptized and con- firmed at Johnsonville Trinity Lutheran Church. Art attended rural school District 59 through the 8th grade. He also attended U of M Agriculture College for two • semesters. On December 21, 1941 Art married Alice Andersen in the Johnsonville Trinity Lutheran Church. Together they farmed and had registered Guernsey dairy cattle. They moved into Walnut Grove in 1982 and to Country View in 2006. Art worked for District 59 elementary school and Johnsonvitle Telephone Company. He served as Treasurer for the Johnsonville Township Board for many years, District 59 elementary school, Johnsonville Telephone Company, and the Walnut Grove Creamery. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Lions, served on the AMPI Board, and served in many positions at Johnsonville Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife Alice; 4 children: Ronald (Judy) Maas of Whittier, CA, Judy (Tom) Micke of Delano, Diane (Douglas) Halstenson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Bruce (Maydra) Marts of Walnut Grove; 7 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 7 great grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren; brother Ed (Marian) Maas of Woodbury; sister Mildred Arends of Westminster, CO; and sister-in-law Cora Steffen of Alpine, CA. ASK A TROOPER BY TROY CHRISTIANSON Question: I've noticed that color the Minnesota reg- the tabs on our licenseistration tabs on license plates change color every plates should be? year. Who decides what Answer: The Minnesota Department of Public plate and the year of expi- Safety Driver and Vehicle ration in the lower right Services (DVS) use five comer. colors for registration stick- If you have any questions ers: red, gold, blue, green concerning traffic related and white. DVS chose those laws or issues in Minnesota colors with the intention send your questions to that they will be easily vis- Sgt. Troy Christianson ible and recognizable for - Minnesota State Patrol law enforcement, at 2900 48th Street NW, Under Minnesota law, Rochester MN55901-5848. license plates must display (Or reach him at, Troy. the expiration month in the lower left comer of each "O vS • • • • e lnvaslve species Minnesota boaters and license holders to: DNR invasive species train- implemented mandatory nonresident anglers renewing *Clean aquatic plants and ing coordinator. "This is a training for anyone convict- their licenses will now need prohibited invasive species simple way of making sure ed of violating invasive spe- to sign a card affirming they from watercraft, more people using our lakes cies laws. Minnesotans are know the state's aquatic inva- *Drain lake or river water and rivers know how to fol- serious about preventing the sive species laws. from all equipment and keep low the laws designed to pro- spread of aquatic invasive Watercraft owners and drain plugs out during trans- tect them." species and the recreational, nonresident anglers must port. "The affirmation is another environmental and economic read and sign the affirma- *Dispose of unwanted bait positive step in the state's harm they cause." tion during their regular in the trash, not in the water, proactive efforts to keep 95 Details about the affirma- license renewal, then keep it "No one needs to renew percent of Minnesota lakes tion and other measures that with them, along with their their license earlier than off the infested waters list," support Minnesota's aquatic license. The affirmation usual, and there is no addi- said Heidi Wolf, DNR inva- invasive species laws are at demonstrates understanding tional cost or trainingsive species unit supervisor, that Minnesota law requires involved," said April Rust, "This season, the state also DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK Q: Can I harvest mush- sonal use. rooms in Minnesota state In state forests, you may also parks and state forests? harvest mushrooms and fruit A: It's okay to harvest for personal use. If picking edible fruit and mushrooms for commercial sales, you in state parks as long as they need to first get a permit are only for personal, non- from your local forestry commercial use. However, office. you are not allowed to pick - Amy Barrett, Parks and wildflowers or other plants Trails Division public infor- (edible or not), even for per- mation officer • If you • story • • • • • • • • • • • • Sentinel Tribune • Tip Line • see news happening or have a • idea call our News Tip Line. • • 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 • • Due to staff limitations we may not always • be able to respond to your tips or ideas. • However we will do our best to give every • • call full regard. • • Thank you for your help and consideration,o Life jackets safety necessity when bo ting on cold water Men 20-60 years old least calm instead of panicking, the least likely to be wearing (children under 10 must wear likely to wear life jacket, and call for help before hypo- a life jacket," Munson Badini a properly fitting life jacket most likely to drown thermia sets in," said Debbie said. while underway). With thousands of anglers Munson Badini, boating "Cold water drowning *A throwable flotation hiring the water this week- safety representative with victims in Minnesota are device on boats 16 feet or end for Minnesota's fishing the Minnesota Department of also much more likely to be longer. opener, boaters are reminded Natural Resources. anglers than any other type *A ham or a whistle. that wearing a life jacket is Despite recent warmer of recreational boater. Add *Type B, U.S. Coast a safety necessity during the weather, water temperatures this up, and it's clear that Guard-approved fire extin- spring "cold water" season, statewide are still below 70 if male anglers were to put guisher. While boaters are encour- degrees - cold enough to their safety first and put on *Navigationlights in aged to always wear a life cause the gasp reflex and their life jackets, a significant working order. jacket no matter the water incapacitate even strong percentage of boating deaths *Valid boat registration, temperature or season, pub- swimmers in less than one could easily be prevented." with numbers visible. lie safety officials stress that minute. Before the first launch of Watercraft can be regis- wearing a life jacket- not just In Minnesota, more thanthe season, anglers are also tered in person at any deputy having it on the boat - is the 30 percent of boating fatal- reminded to review boating registrar of motor vehicles, at one action that significantly ities occur on cold water, regulations, inspect their the DNR License Center in increases the chances of sur- and accident records show watercraft and gear, enlist a St. Paul, or online at mndnr. viving a fall into cold water, the victims are disproportion- mechanic to check exhaust gov/licenses. "The shock of falling into ately male. -'" systems for potential carbon Further details, including cold water triggers your"Over the past decade, monoxide leaks, and verify boater education require- gasp reflex, which more than we've seen a steady and trou- motorboats are equipped with ments and information on likely means inhaling water, bling trend that indicates the following: preventing carbon monoxide Wearing a life jacket gives men between the ages of 20 *U.S. Coast Guard- poisoning while boating, can you a fighting chance to get and 60 are the most likely to approved wearable life jack- be found at your head above water, stay drown while boating, and are ets for each person onboard ingsafety. Gary Wyatt servation by providing UM Extension summer shade and winter Ext. Regional Office wind protection, wildlife habitat, sources for food, There are many bene- and increased aesthetic fits to planting trees and and economic value to shrubs in your landscape, home properties. There Trees take in carbon diox- are trees and shrubs in ide and expel oxygen in Minnesota that produce a harmonious relation- edible fruits and nuts that ship with breathing ani- people can harvest and mals and humans. "One use from the wild and in acre of forest absorbs 6 their backyard. tons of carbon dioxide Many Minnesotans hike and produces 4 tons of forests and woodlands oxygen. Enough to meet for wild edible fruits and the annual needs of 18 nuts. An excellent wild people." (USDA) Trees gatherers resource is the improve soil and water Minnesota Harvester quality, and energy con- Handbook which address- es sustainable natural from. The University ofedu/umfruit Crabapples - Select resource harvest practices Minnesota Extension hasResources to select Apple Scab resistant vari- and uses. This resourcean excellent web site that landscape trees include: eties, was developed by the reviews many possible Recommended trees asrcrabapples University of Minnesotaplants that can producefor specific regions ofIf you have disease Extension with many con- delicious nutritious foods. Minnesota: or insect problems this tributors. It demonstrates Categories on this web summer look at the UM the breadth and diversity site include: apples, pears, UM Arboretum pub- Extension diagnostic web of natural resources found cherries, plums, peaches, lication "The Value of site: in and around the state's apricots, grapes, blueber- Trees": www.arboretum, diagnose woodlands. Copies nes, raspberries, straw- Remember, landscape can be purchased at the berries, melons and other Minnesota Bookstore: fruits. Under the "Other aspx. diversity! Plant sev- Mn/DOT Plant eral different species of Fruits" section click on Homeowners who "Gathering and Growing Selection program: http:// trees, shrubs and plants in would like to plant trees Edible Fruits and Nuts". your landscape. No one and/or shrubs that produce This publication listsroadsides/plantselector/ species should represent edible fruits and nuts from many fruit and nut plants North Dakota Tree more than 15% of your their backyard have many that can be grown in home Book:, landscape. plant options to chooselandscapes, http://z.umn, edu/trees/handbook.htm & area subscibers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... iat: harmacy Bubai Food Store 507-859-2160 invenience ,ai Store For your convenience there is a toll-free number at our Westbrook Office 1-800-410-1859 If you have questions or would like to place an ad or order printing please call the above number. Area news briefs Fulda Free Press - The Hub Drive In, Slayton, MN, operated by Dayton and Kayla Westra, Fulda, is currently being featured on the website The res- taurant shares the appointment with nine others throughout the state. The heading of the article states "You Haven't Lived Until You Try These 10 Mouthwatering Restaurants in MN." Lamberton News - Paul Zaid took over the reins at the Wabasso Standard as editor effective May 31 with the departure of Jody Isaackson to the Marshall Independent. Zaid grew up in rural Redwood Falls area. He has worked the last 10 months at the Redwood Gazette. He is a graduate of Hunter College in Manhattan with a journalism degree, and was a reporter for a newspaper in Bronx, New York. Murray County News - At a recent council meeting a request for the renewal of an interim use permit for the former welding shop was discussed. The building was pur- chased by Rupp Construction in 2014. At issue is whether the zoning board legally issued the permit to Rupp for the use of the building, for something other than welding. Attorney Greg Bucher pointed out that the conditional use permit must be for the same purpose if it is sold to another party. The matter was tabled until city attorney Larry Lucht can attend. Tracy Headlight Herald - Parishers at the Tracy United Methodist Church met their new pastor and his family last Sunday. Pastor Nicholas Scutari is completing his Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, with an anticipated graduation date this August. He comes to Tracy from the First Free Methodist Church of Alexandria. Scutari and his wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Abi, 6; and Zoe, 4. Windom Citizen - Changes are coming at First United Methodist Church in Windom, as longtime pastor, Pastor Art Miller will be retiring. He has served here for 15 years coming here in July of 2001. The Millers will be moving to Willmar. Pastor Karl Wolfe has been appointed as interim pastor at First United Methodist Church.