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SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMMUNITY Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Page 7 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS AGO June 17, 1998 The annual Plum Creek Saddle Club Horse show enjoyed an overcast day, but the predicted rain and storms did not appear for the entire show. The four churches of Walnut Grove -- United Methodist, Trinity Lutheran, English Lutheran, and St. Paul's Catholic Church, held their Ecumenical bible school from June 8 -12. Classes were held at all four churches during the week for children in kindergarten through sev- enth grade. THIRTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1983 The Walnut Grove School Board took action Monday night to hire Regina (Meidl) Roemhildt to serve as sum- mer band instructor for a six- week period. On Tuesday, June 28, local volunteers will distribute sur- plus butter and American cheese to income-eligible resident of Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Cottonwood, and Jackson counties. Thirty-five Brownies and girl Scouts, along with a number of leaders, took part in a day and a half of day camp last Friday and Saturday at the camp site at Upper Plum Creek Park. Tina Richards talked to the girl about crafts, and Thea Mathiason took the girl on a trip to the graveyard, a place where many of the girls had never been before. A session of games and song was led by Jean Heggerston and Marge Homing. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO June 20, 1968 A tornado at about 7 p.m. last Thursday evening cut a swath through Tracy, leaving nine persons dead and over 70 hospitalized. According to a Small Business Administration survey, 110 homes were destroyed, 70 had major damage, and 117 had minor damage. Thirteen farms and 10 businesses were destroyed or heavily dam- aged. John L. Thorsness was ordained at the Bethany Lutheran Church at Storden on Sunday, followed by din- ner and reception given in his honor. Rev. Thorsness owned and operated a service station for a number of years in Storden and also served in the Korean conflict. Rev. and Mrs. Thorsness and five children will live at Buffalo, SD, where they will serve a three-point charge. The FHA girls and Miss Donna Pomerenke spent Tuesday helping with the clean-up at Tracy. Free guided prairie walks on local Scientific and Natural Areas The public is invited to join Naturalist Bob Beck on guided walks at local prairie Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA) near New Ulm and Sptingfield On Sattit'day, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. This is an opportunity to experience and learn about the rare prairie communities, their wildlife and geology. "Lots of wildflowers will be blooming," Beck said, "so be sure to bring your camera, sketch book, field guides and binoculars." The walk is appropriate for all ages. Walkers should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for wet soils and vegetation, uneven ground and the weather. Bring water and insect repellant. There are no public restrooms or trails on these sites. On Saturday, June 22, the group will meet at the Joseph A. Tauer Prairie Scientific and Natural Area south of New Ulm, at 9:45 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon, the group will walk this rare prairie and wetland community. After noon, individuals may con- tinue to explore on their own. From New Ulm go eight miles south on County Highway 13, then west on County Highway 22 for two miles, then north on 180th Street for a quarter mile. Park on the east road shoul- der. On Sunday, June 23, the group will' meet at ': the Cottonwood River Prairie SNA - Prairie Sky Unit, at 12:45 p.m. This spectacular natural area of high hills, south of Springfield, is cov- ered with dry prairie and sweeping views of the sur- rounding area. The guided hike will go from 1 to 3 p.m., but hikers may continue on their own after that. From Springfield go three miles west on U.S. Highway 14, then south on County Highway 2 for three miles. Turn west (staying on Highway 2), go one-half mile and park on the west road shoulder before the bridge. Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). For more information, contact Bob Beck at 507-359- 7667 or bobeck49@yahoo. com. For more information on SNAs, visit www.mndnr. gov/snas/index.html. Development Corporation to hold ANNUAL MEETING WILDER PAGEANT THANKS FOR 5 years of Service DEANNA JACKELS (Pictured left to right): Cindy Arfsten, Billing, Deanna Jackels, CMA, and Sherry Olson, Clinical Supervisor SANFIIRD" Westbrook 2’00- ?' .::, 212641 WALNUT GROVE SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES June 24-28, 2013 Senior Dining serving at Country View Senior Living Community at 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday. Monday: Breaded chicken breast, broccoli rice casserole, pears Tuesday: Pork roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, carrots, cheese cake Wednesday: Hamburger/fixings, potato salad, strawberry dessert Thursday: Tuna noodle casserole, fruit salad, corn, yogurt Friday: Battered fish wedge, augratin potatoes, CA medley, cantaloupe For reservations call 859-2133 one day in advance. Senior Dining is a joint partnership of your com- munity and Lutheran Social Services, funded, in part, under the Older Americans Act. Flag disposal ceremony The Redwood County American Legion & Auxiliary Units, including Walnut Grove's Post 267, met in Lucan on Thursday, July 13 for an American Flag disposal ceremony. Flags that are tattered and torn were gathered and burned in the ceremo- ny. Following the ceremony a potluck meal was held for the members. Submitted photo BBB offers tips on claiming unclaimed property Do you have unclaimed property? If so, how would you know? Is it worth it to pay a service to help you identify unclaimed property? The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) aims to help people who might fall into this category understand what they need to do to reclaim their assets and possessions. Unclaimed property refers to accounts or assets held in financial institutions and companies that have had no activity or account holder contact with the owner for one year or more. This can include savings or checking accounts, refunds, customer overpayments, as well as contents of safe deposit boxes. To begin searching for lost property, check legitimate sites like, which is endorsed by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). This website has official records of unclaimed proper- ty from every state and most U.S. territories. Check for property in every jurisdiction in which you have resided. Though it is free to search, you may have to pay a small fee to obtain the property. According to NAUPA, there are many businesses (sometimes called finders or locators) that find legitimate lost property for owners and inform them how to obtain it for a fee, usually a percentage of the total (some states limit the fee to 10 percent). Sometimes, companies will hire these firms to find you before they turn the funds over to the state. Ultimately the finder will ask you to sign a contract. The majority of firms that provide these services work within the law, but there are also some unclaimed proper- ty scams around. To ensure the firm you're working with is legitimate, do some research atBBB or with the unclaimed property office before signing a con- tract. In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department 'of Commerce has an Unclaimed Property Unit, which refers people to missingmoney. com. North Dakota's Department of Trust Lands oversees their Unclaimed Property Division: land.nd. gov/unclaimedproperty. NAUPA offers the follow- ing tips to prevent your accounts or possessions from being designated as unclaimed property: *Deposit or cash all checks for dividends, wages, insur- ance settlements, etc. without delay. *Respond to legitimate requests for confirmation of account balances and stock holder proxies. Keep icl:O','). track of your assets anc[ investments. If you have a safe deposit box, record its number, bank name and address, and give the extra key to a trusted per- son. Prepare and file a will clearly outlining the disposi- tion of your assets. The Walnut Grove Industrial Development Corporation will hold its annual meeting at the Walnut Grove Community Center The purpose of the meeting being to hear annual financial reports, review the past year business, en- tertain any new business presented from the floor, and elect 3 directors for 3-year terms each. The terms of Donald E. Johnson, and Wilber Oberg will expire this year. Greg Hansen, Secretary 212643 Walnut Grove, MN 36th nual outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder July 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2013 888-859-3102 - 0 " es s== s.oo Baur, General Admission $12.00 • , • • • • • Sentinel Tribune Tip Line • • If you see news happening or have a • • story idea call our News Tip Line. • THANKS FOR • 274-6136 or • years of Servico • Due staffl'800"410"1859 • to limitations we may not always • be able to respond to your tips or ideas. • PAM BARRIE • However we will do our best to give every • call full regard. • :i • Thank you for your help and consideration. • • .ooooooooooo. Pictured left, Maria Schleppenbach-Grogan, Pharmacist and Pam Barrie, Pharmacy Tech SANFRD" Westbrook Comi Strawberries U-Pick 'em Soon