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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Comrnuni Wednesday, June 2004 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO June 29, 1994 An attempted break-in at Hoyt Oil in Walnut Grove resulted in the apprehension of 2 juveniles outside the store. One was taken into custody, but the second escaped and was later caught in St. Paul. Two juveniles and 2 adults have been charged with the recent burglaries. The weather has been totally uncooperative when it comes to getting the water tower painted in Walnut Grove. High winds have made working on the scaf- folds dangerous. Hopefully, the work will be completed this week. George and Ruth Bartlett attended George's 50th class reunion at the Mediterranean Club in Tracy last Saturday evening. TWENTY YEARS AGO June 28, 1984 Weather is the main topic of conversation in the area lately. Continuing rainfall and threatening storms each week, every scheduled activi- ty seems to be dependent on the "weather permitting" phrase. Ninety-six contestants vied for ribbons and trophies at the Plum Creek Saddle Club Annual Horse Show. With all the rain, many of the roads to the horse Show were impassable, making the attendance down from last year. THIRTY YEARS AGO June 27, 1974 The children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. C. Nelson hosted an open house reception at the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church for their 50th wedding anniversary last week. Kent Nelson has been named the principal in Walnut Grove High School. He is now a teacher at the West Junior High School in Duluth. The Walnut Grove Town Softball Team defeated the Walnut Grove Farm Team 9- 6 in the softball tournament on Sunday. Breezy Point defeated Storden 10-2. i WALNUT GROVE Teri Herder 859-5402 Gary and Mary Radke, Marshall, visited with Ilamay Addison of Walnut Grove on Sunday. Marge Bakken attended Ernest and Elizabeth Bakken's 60th wedding cel- ebration at English Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove, on Sunday. Coffee and cake were served to all people in attendance. Marsha Carlson, Willmar, spent Friday Monday visiting Janice Ca, Walnut Grove. On: Wednesday, June 23, Janice Carter along with Eleanor Monson, Tracy, took a day trip to site see in St. Paul. Sites visited included the State Capitol, James J. Hill Mansion, and other points of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grunden along with chil- dren Dustin and Candice left on Thursday, June 24, having visited with Dorothy Grunden, Walnut Grove. The couple returned home to Texas to return the children and then contin- ued on to visit a son in Florida. Shirley Knakmuhs, Walnut Grove, spent Saturday in Fulda, helping her daughter Mari with an open house of Gramma's Kitchen. Mari recently pur- chased the business and Shirley has been assisting with the preparation for the open house. Shirley Lorenz attended the large quilt show held on the grounds of Lake Shetek on Saturday. The highlight of the day for Shirley was viewing a quilt that later in the day sold for over $1,100 to an unknown buyer. Boyd and Jordan Pack, Farmington, enjoyed a weekend visit and stay with Gloria Pack, Walnut Grove. Rosemary Valentine, Coon Rapids, was a week long visitor and house guest of Meribel Steiner of Walnut Grove. Matthew Weber, St. Paul, ie.currently a visitor and house guest of his parents Teri Herder and Jim Blahnik, Walnut Grove. Matthew was also a Friday - Monday camping guest of grandparents David and Nancy Herder, Renville, at Schreier's on Shetek Campground at Lake Shetek. Duane and Elaine Knott spent the weekend at the Les Radcliff home, Stewartville. Duane and Elaine visited with Brenda Radcliff at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Ted and Laura Anderson were among guests in the Kelly and Angela Lueck home, Lonsdale, following the baptism of great grand- daughter Paige Elyse, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New Prague. On Wednesday, June 23, a group of relatives and friends enjoyed supper at the Mediterranean Club in Tracy to honor Mark and Linda Warner's 25th wed- ding anniversary, Lowell BETTER BOARD MEMBERS Walnut Grove Class of 1989 On June 11 the Walnut Grove Class of 1989 met at the Plum Creek Upper Park for their 15 year class reunion. The class had a family potluck picnic at noon. Ten classmates attended the picnic. After the picnic several of the classmates went into the school for a tour of the history center. They enjoyed seeing all the Logger memorabilia and how much the school had changed in some places, how little in others. The night before the class met at the Walnut Grove Liquor Store for an informal get-together with 11 classmates attending. Back row: Michele (Carter) Delany, Trish (Homing) Van Hecke, Jess (Stiles) Zollner, Mary (Anderson) Hewitt, Chad Mattison, Leslie (McLaughlin) Winterquist, Janice Knutson. Front row: Lisa (Pilaczynski) Dailenbach, Amy (Foster) Ankrum, Gwen (Weber) Russell, Michael Hewitt. Submitted Photo NEWS and Stacy Warner on their 5th wedding anniversary. several June birthdays and Father's Day. Attending were the Clarence and Leora Hass families, from Westbrook, and Sioux Falls, and the Earl Warner families, from Walnut Grove, Tracy, Butterfield, and Marshall. Sunday dinner guests at the Darlow Foster home to help Ameila celebrate her birthday were Fred and Shirley Sliker, Dan and Rob Peterson, Bey, Amanda and Heidi Weedman. Marshall, Richard Foster and Gloria Pack. Laura Ingalls parade By Director Shirley Sliker Treasurer Marie Dallenbach The Laura Ingalls Wilder Parade Committee wishes to update you on they 10th annual parade. It looks to be the last parade for Walnut Grove unless you the people wish for it to contin- ue, please let Marie or Shirley know your wishes. Shirley has been with it the past 10 years and Marie the past 4 years. Jeff Vee, 4 years, and Ann Pfarr 2 years. They really enjoy it, but due to lack of communi- ty support they don't know where to go. Several individual groups were able to get 4 bands lined up. they have a total of 90 entries as of June 25. Chosen as our grand marshals are Shirley Knakmuhs and Wilbur Oberg due to the Wilder Museum's 30th anniversary celebration. Gloria Pack has donated candy for the parade. If anyone wishes to sup- port or donate to us in any way, please contact M'arie or Shirley! PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE It all starts with Newspapers The "Laura" Bobble Head is here WALNUT GRO Walnut Grove Club Retail Committ excited to announCe release of the "Laura" t head. The bobble head was designed by the retail mittee to be sold onlY, Walnut Grove. This , sive bobble head will  reordered and will be first in a series. from this project funding for promoti Walnut Grove and businesses. The "Laura" bobble.p is now on the shelves ol I ticipating businesseS. " retail committee highly ommends that you " "Laura" bobble pageant weekends. find "Laura" at the Museum Gift Weekend InnovationS, Memories, Mercantile, Julie's 10, Nellie's Cafe, HoY Plum Creek Embroider/ the Liquor Store. Filing for Redwood County SWCD Supervisors Redwood County resi- dents concerned about water quality, erosion and wetland issues can file between July 6th and July 20th to run for election as a soil and water conservation district (SWCD) supervisor. Three of the district's five supervisor positions are open for election this year. Supervisors are elected to four-year terms. Nominating Districts II, III, and IV have positions to be filled during the 2004 election. District II includes New Avon, Waterbury, Willow Lake, Charlestown and Lamberton townships and is currently served by David Geis. The District III position consists of Paxton, Sherman, Three Lakes, Morgan, Sundown and Brookville townships and is presently held by Ralph Heiling. Tom Daub current- ly serves Underwood, Vesta, Granite Rock, Vail and Westline townships which make up District IV. A candidate must file the Redwood Auditor's Office to r election in the district in which he or. resides. SWCD are elected during al election in Votg is which means each voter in the county rosy v for all open supervisor tions. Hearing Aid Sales & Service Repairs on all makes and models. FREE Hearing Aid Cleaning! All hearing tests will be conducted by a MN Certified Audiologist who han- dles most digital and computer programmable hearing aids. 00,oovs00 Repair 16 Years Experience ATTENTION -" PROFESSIONAL HEARING AID SERVICE Minnesota Care and Medical Assistance Recipients Welcome Walk-ins welcome. For appt. call toll free 1-888-373-6038. 9254th StreetEat =TraMN Walnut Dr. Pabst Office at Mt. Lake- Thur-clays 2:30- 4:30 p.m. out)ozu..auuo Grove Area St. JamesHealthServices-ClinicHospita]-Mon. froml-4p... 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