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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Community Wednesday, June 23 2004 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO June 22, 1994 Walnut Grove police are investigating two burglaries at Hoyt Convenience. Tuesday night and Sunday night access was gained by breaking a window. Money from the till and cigarettes were reported missing. A large group turned out at the City Park for the Luther League's Fathers Day Pork Chops for Dads dinner. Proceeds will be used for the youth trip to Atlanta. This past week has given us all sorts of weather -- rain, hail, wind, sun, etc. Temperatures ranged from the low 60's to the mid-90's. A severe storm came through the area Monday night, leav- ing considerable damage to the area. TWENTY YEARS AGO June 21, 1984 Griffith's Clover Farm held their Grand Opening on June 14,15,16. Tim and Sue Griffith purchased the store from Leonard Drever last year. Walnut Grove Lions Club held their annual Family Picnic at Plum Creek Lower Park Shelter on Thursday. Entertainment was provided by Start Carda Combo of Essig, MN. Field work is at a stand- still due to all the rain in the area. It has not been a good season for putting up hay so far in June. THIRTY YEARS AGO June 20, 1974 The "Sonshine" Singers from Westmar College will be performing a variety of music at the Walnut Grove Methodist Church Monday evening. They are on a tour of 6 midwest states. Friends and relatives gath- ered at St. Olaf Lutheran Church on Sunday to cele- brate the 90th birthday of Mrs, Helga Bakken. The tank is finally going to be placed on the new water tower. There was a delay last week in getting the crane here. ASK A TROOPER By Sgt. Kathy Pederson MN State Patrol Trooper Kathy; I have heard a bit about moving over a lane, when a emer- gency vehicle is at the side of the road or get a traffic ticket. Is this a new law? It's new, I suppose, how- ever not so new that the word is just getting out now. We call it the "TED FOSS' law. Ted Foss, a veteran State Trooper, was killed just over two years ago on 1- 90, south of Rochester. He was on the side of the road with a violator and a large When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle which is pulled over to the right you should slow down and if there is no oncoming traffic MOVE OVER into the opposing lane of traffic to avoid hitting the police offi- cer. It's pretty scary how close many come to us with their vehicle, I would also like to see all Minnesotans extend this practice to MNDOT trucks and plows, MNDOT has lost 28 people since 1960 (none since 1994). This is too many and it will be too many on :ttie shoulder-dldIla ......... TIie fine fdl violating Ted, who was standing beside the violator's van. All in the van survived. Ted Foss's death is still a heart wrenching topic in our organization. And we are further dismayed about all the people who drive past us on the side of the road, with- in a foot or two, or even clos- er, like we were not even there. Minnesota State Statute 169.18 Sub. 11 states: 'hen approaching and before passing an authorized emergency vehi- cle that is parked or other- wise stopped on or next to a street or highway having two or more lanes in the same direction, the driver of a vehicle shall safely move the vehicle to a lane away from the emergency vehicle." this statute (and receiving a citation) is $120 or more, depending on which county you live in. Finally, "THANK YOLr' to all drivers who are contin- ually taking precautions on the roadway and safely pass- ing anyone who is stopped on the side of the road. We do see you and appreciate your actions and concern more than you know. If you have any ques- tions regarding traffic safety and or traffic law please write to Sgt. Kathy at MN State Patrol, 1800 East College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258. Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice on specific situations or real events, which involve law enforce- ment. REAL ESTATE F()R SALE Westbrook ATTENTION: Walnut Grove Area Jaycees are having their O/00era+;on San#box delivery on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. The sign up sheet is at Hoyt's Convenience Store in Walnut Grove. ' MINIMUM COST IS $15.00. 115693 N T__q!!_C_E City of Walnut Grove will now accept reservations for using the shelter houses at the CRy Park and Ferguson Park. If you want to reserve either shelter, please call 507-859-2158 (city shop) and leave a message. 115665 Ups and Downs WALNUT GROVE -- These youngsters were having fun playing on the slide in the city park Monday morning. Preparing for mar- - 9 r,age. Start with a healthy relationship As many couples get ready to walk down the aisle this month, the5' will have invested months of planning and about $22,000 - on their wedding day, according to Bride Magazine. But what happens afterwards? : Before" the ceemony, some couples forget to spend time discussing and learning together about the impor- tant building blocks for establishing a healthy and long-lasting marriage. And the cost is minimal. At Lutheran Social Service, the cost is about $135 to take a marriage inventory and sit down for a 2-hour session with a professionally- trained marriage counselor. If you didn't take a mar- riage inventory before your wedding, all is not lost. Personal investment in a marriage is ongoing, and not a one-time counseling event. Healthy relationships require work over time. "We tend to marry because we are so madly in love; but love isn't enough to keep a marriage going." explains John Manz, coun- selor with Lutheran Social Service. "Couples need to nurture their relationship, feed it, grow it and tend to it well. Appreciate your spouse. Not everyone wants to be appreciated in the same way. Don't assume that the way it works for you is the way it works for your partner. Find out how your partner likes to be cared for and loved. Make it your gift. Find.the humor. Some have said that humor is the shortest distance between two people. Life is serious business, but we can all find more joy through laughter. Laugh together often and you and your marriage will be healthier'and happier. Be proactive and not reactive. Take time for a weekend together or invest in a "growth in marriage" workshop. Read. Learn. Set goals. Ward off marital trou- bles by investing in your relationship. "Good relationships aren't made in heaven," Manz said,. "they come in kits and we have to put them together. Make yours a pri- ority. Invest time and ener- gy. A satisfying marriage takes work. But the rewards are well worth the effort." Lutheran Social Service offers individual, couple, and family counseling through 44 professiona ! offices statewide. Many counselors are specially certified to offer pre-marriage and mar- riage counseling, as well as counseling on healthy rela- tionships. The n0n-profit organiza- tion, headquartered in St. Paul, serves over 100,000 Minnesotans yearly with services in 300 Minnesota communities, and a profes- sional staff of 2,300 people. LSS serves all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national ori- gin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or age. Comprehensive information about statewide services can be found through the agency's web site at www.lssmn.or. WALNUT GROVE N Teri Herder 859-5402 Dick and Lueille Bruns attended Riverfest in Windom two weeks ago Saturday to watch their grandchildren in the kiddie parade. The children received first place for their entry. Dorothy DeSmith attend- ed the 50th wedding anniversary of Frank and Helen DeFleur in Marshall on Sunday. Dorothy Grunden and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grunden and their grand- children were Monday din- ner guests at the Kathy Rykhus home in Tracy. Floyd, and Ruth Knakmuhs, Lloyd and Shirley Knakmuhs and Dick Knakmuhs flew to the Washington D.C. area on Thursday to visit their brother, Jim, who is very ill and in the hospital. While there, they also visited Jim's wife, Liliane, in Hay Market. They returned home Sunday evening. Gilma Anderson, Sherburn, was a weekend guest at the home of Shirley Lorenz. On Saturday they went to Slayton to attend a recep- tion for Dr. Amy Lorenz, who just completed veteri- nary school. Amy is the daughter of Gary and Beverly Lorenz. Anna Margaret Warner was a Saturday afternoon visitor at the home of Oscar and Lorraine Steffen. Margie Bakken Sunday dinner home of Angi Taylor. were RodRey and Nackerud and daughter, Robin, Kay Koblegard Koblegard. Jim and Teri Blahnik had a Day dinner in David and Nancy Renville, and Herder-Davis and and Jerome. Later afternoon, Teri joined Dave and their at Schreier's on an afternoon of conversation and a steak dinner. Bob and Joyce granddaughter, Lintner of Richfield week-long guest st home. In addition to Sunday guests st Alcorn home were and Ron Kassel, Kerry Knakmuhs, Alcorn, Ben Sue Dovle and her! dren, Emma Andrew Hope Anderson of and Owen Woonsocket, SD. the Ted Anderson Father's Day. They route home from where brother Sss Mankato ran i Grandma's Marath, miles on Saturday. City of Walnut Grove considering applying grant from Dept. of Employment & Economic Develop WALNUT GROVE-- The City of Walnut Grove is considering applying for a grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The city would have to conduct a city wide survey to see what projects the citizens thought were most important to be funded. One possibility would be a housing grant for homeowners to improve their home in regard to roof, foundation, windows, insu- lation, siding, shingles, elec- Gas Station with convenience store. Marlow's Amoco, 705 1st Ave., Westbrook, MN $400,000 Great location, close to school, no current fuel franchise affiliation, Orion Hot Stuff Pzza franchise fully equipped pizza kitchen, certified closed site. 844 Cedar Ave., $23,000 1108 Seventh St, $29,000 2 bedroom, 1 Path, new siding, roof and 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 Path, siding, windows, floor coverings '00, 1 car detached gar. roof & elec. '95, many apliances 1054 6th St., $59,000 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 Path, large kitchen, detached garage 1006 Eighth St., $.55,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath, wood burning stone fireplace, large deck, detached garage Dovray Acreage 1132 Seventh St, $10,000 Handcrafted charm, 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, attached garage & carport 511 Bedal St., $42,000 2 bedroom, 2 bath, full basement, elec. heat, central air w/wood backup heat new roof, single car garage IBI&lglIOllS 1375 260th SL, $80,000 5 1/4/L 3 bedroom. 2 bath, well water, great location on paved roadway 141 Bedal St., $5"/,000 Sale pending, 5 padmom, 2 bath, some recent renovation, race ocner lot, 3 car attached garage 1 54 3krd St. 24,5 Morgan (WO Maln St Tracy Trac' Wablut Grove 629-3054 629-4618 8.A)-2154 trical, plumbing, etc. A large usable surveys to be returned city could apply grant. Citizens to check their inco e for the survey to be ered usable. Redwood Area Corporation would the surveys, and the cit them. Watch for d.etails and a public regarding the above. 654 Ash Ave., $44,000 2 bedroom, large k:,tchen, full ment, detached garage 823 Davis Ave., $45,000 beautiful rambler, 2 bedroom, I i updated sididng, roof, floor open basement, 3 stalt garage 200 6th SL, $36,000 1 5 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, large " detached garage 840 Bedal $45,000 renx)deled. 3 partial finished single detached garage Til/ICY 734 7th St Westbook 274-5962 104