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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, June 16,2004j Local dignitaries -- From page 1 The Walnut Grove EDA earlier approved issuing 3 million dollars in housing development bonds to finance the project. The general obligation bonds are for 30 years allowing for the unit rental to be kept low. The independent living units rent between $675 and $825 depending on the size of the unit. Most of these units are spoken for according to EDA direc- tor Marlys Vanderwerf. The assisted living units will rent for $1,750 and $1,950 depending on the size of the unit. Included in that amount would be meals, rent, trash removal, housekeep- ing, nursing, laundry and more. Van service will also be available. The EDA task force is in the middle of a fund raising project to raise $75,000 to add a clinic to the facility. Marlys Vanderwerf said they have raised $18,000 already. If you would like to make a donation contact city clerk Karen Erickson at the city hall. To be included in the project money must be raised by July let. Vanderwerf said although we have a great start, there is a sense of urgency to get the funds needed. Prairie Grass project manager Jeanne Jaeckels said they will be hiring a marketing manager to work for about a year to facilitate renting the units. The project is now scheduled for occupancy by January let of 2005. Ground breakers were joined by a group of onlookers at the Country View site. EXPERIENCING HISTORY By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Farewell to President Reagan Where were you that November day in 1963 when you heard the news that President Kennedy had been shot? I can still visualize in my mind standing by my high school locker when the class clown said, "Did you hear the President was shot?" -I was waiting for the punch line to his joke, but his question was no joke. It was reality. It was history in the making. Last week Americans and people around the world again had the opportunity to experience history as it was being made. Many of those people weren't even born in 1963, and many Americans today weren't even born when President Reagan was sworn into office in 1980. Thanks to the medias' desire to get their share of the audience, we could follow as much or as little of the cov- erage of the world's farewell to President Reagan as we wanted. We could easily become overwhelmed by all the news coverage. We could say that the media went too far in its continual coverage of Reagan and his accom- plishments. But wait. Thanks to the media's exten- sive reporting, our nation's young people were able to see events from Reagan's life that may not even be men- tioned in their history text- books. Young adults and children had the opportunity to learn many valuable his- tory lessons. General Patton once stated, "We should not be sad when a great man pass- es. Rather, we should be grateful that the great man lived." That perspective aptly describes the news coverage of Reagan's life. While mourning the death of President Reagan, friends, family, and all Americans were celebrating his life. Our thoughts and memories of Reagan and his presiden- cy will differ, but he was our 40th president, and we can all admire the legacy of a boy from rural Illinois who had convictions and acted on those convictions by doing his part to keep America strong for the next genera- tion. Area news briefs Fulda -- Tim Bertrand, Fulda completed his Eagle Scout project to receive the highest award in the B0/ Scout program the Eagle Scout Award. The project l did, was in Wilmont where his grandparents family members live. He organized the workers and supplies to build 7 new picnic tables and repair 6 picnic tables. Lamberton -- A construction scraper was driven i creek and a window was broken out on a tractor m Section 25 of North Hero Township just east The incident occurred between June 5th and 6th. equipment and complainant is Visser Scraper SerVi of Ogilvie, MN. Slayton -- A new face greets young people who up at the former Legend's building to take on the of cleaning it up for the county Teen Center. Patri Lais, son of Sharon and Bob Lais was selected to be summer intern for the center. Students in Fulda Murray Co. Central voted to name the center 'qhe Escape." Tracy -- The EDA approved a conditional $11 to start a mini-golf operation, provided that the was able to obtain a first-lien on the course. Brenda Beck is planning a 19-hole mini-golf operation Pit Stop Pizza & Grill on Hwy 14. Windom- Riverfest officially got underway evening at the BARC Auditorium with the crowning  Riverfest royalty. Danielle Norby, daughter and Brenda Norby, was crowned Miss Riverfest Bethany Taber, daughter of Jeff and Karla Taber, crowned let runner-up, Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic. Dovray Area- selling tickets for Saturday evening Continued from page 1 July 10 to be Sheila and Bob Leonard will Tommy's of Currie. serve food before, during, Centennial events and after the free street cussed, and some dance on Saturday evening, changes were made. July 10. Sheila will also do It was decided to some posters and tickets for every Monday the event, and also some p.m. from now advertising. Centennial event on Also discussed was the 10-11. Meeting town clean up to be held on 6:45 p.m. June 16 in the morning. Items and garbage will be picked up. We will also begin Florence Hughes died Find it fast in the Sentinel Tribune... Saturday Service and Business Directory Florence Hughes, 87, Benson, formerly of Westbrook, died Saturday evening at her residence in Park View Manor, Benson, MN. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Burial will be in St Malachy * Catholic Cemetery, Clontarf. WESTER'S LOCKER Bacon - Ham - Sausage Retail Meats Custom Slaughtering - Sides & Quarters Deer Processing Available 536 1st Ave., Westbrook Tim Wester, owner 507-274-5900 Evers Chiropractic Westbrook Area Wellness Center Dr. Mark A. Evers; Dr. Denise A. Evers 648 7th St., Westbrook, MN 507-274-5200 Tues. & Thurs. 8a.m. - 5 p.m. DUANE'S BODY Auto Body Repair & Specializing in auto glasS Call 507-274-6655 1018 4th St., Westbrook, MN. Duane Ourada, owner I, CLASSIFIED ADS [ State Bank of Lucan SMALL PRICE I serving the area since 1936 BIG RESULTS loe Main Street, Lucan, MN.56255 507-747-2214 or Phone toll free 888-747-2214 Member FDIC Fax: 507-747-2160 Tracy Service Center Tom Hahn, Owner 410 Craig Ave, Tracy, MN. 56175 507-629-9243 G & R ELECTRIC 168 4th St., Tracy, MN. 56175 Maytag, Magic Chef, Jenn Air RCA & GE TV's & VCR & DirecTv We service all makes and models Residential & Commercial Wiring Phone 507-629-4250 e-mail: elect@ NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Dear subscriber; please check the 'due date on your address label of you paper. In order to avoid a lapse in your subscription, please remit your renewal two weeks prior to the expiration date. PEOPLE WHO READ NEwsPAPERS ARE BETTER BOARD MEMBERS It all starts with Newspapers DON'S PLUMBING for all your plumbing, heating, & air conditioning needs call 507-274-5316 I appreciate your business. Don Paplow Julie's Studio 10 Family hair care & nail design. Hair, Nails, Tanning & Waxing Hourm Tues. & Thurs. 12 - 8 Wed. & Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Sat. 9:00 - 1:00 341 6th SL Walnut Grove, MN. 507-859-2O00 Revere Auto Body & GlaSS $25 Gift Certificate at Largo, or the Med Club with a replacement or $500.00 Body WodC FREE pick up & delivery. Loaner car We can handle all your insurance needS. 40 years + experience. 1-800-752-6103 Dave's Custom Woodworking Dave J. Schneider, owner" Call me for any woodworking projects such as: * Craft Projects * End Tables * Entertainment Centers * Book Cases and more! Give Dave a call at 1-507-227-4937 and we can draw up a plan together. All custom built to suit your needs! STEFFEN ELECTRIC Since 1939 d. Electrical COntractor Appliance Sales & Service N ]g 1" W O = Ig JlThriverttl:kloncioiforLuthemn, , 507-859-2114 ,. 20321 ,16-O3 200203510 2OZThrqF-flCldfof bhem Wide rmge  pcoduc e reawmce and Health .urmce ,, Rett p A:d otP, er benef ..Jies o meml)ership ,.c,e. Construct onnc .irkh0,z00Rye " " " New Homes Additions Remodeling Siding Garages . ATTORNEYS AT LAW Doors Windows Shingling Finish " Work Design & Drafting   " Daniel A. Birkholz Matt Jackels, owner BP/"274J$5 101 South 7th St., St. James, 274-5499 or 360-6420 'elB  i. Phone 507-375-3374 Fax 507-375-3375 Licensed & Insured Lic.#20276150 611 15t Avenue, WmDtbrook, MN 56183 E-mail: If you would like to have your message appear on this directory, please contact Diane Dick at 274-6136 or 800-41"0-1859