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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Page 7 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO July 25, 2001 Dave Doubler and his family gave a Civil War demonstration on mortar and cannon firing during the Festival in Walnut Grove last weekend. The Divers musical group were one of the headline groups to perform at the Pioneer Festival last week- end. They are a popular group and have appeared at the Festival several times before. TWENTY YEARS AGO July 24, 1991 Many friends and relatives gathered Sunday, July 21, for a reception at Valley View Manor Nursing Home to honor Martha Stem on her 100th birthday. Victoria Bakken, daughter of Ron and Roberta Bakken of Walnut Grove, received her flight attendant wings in graduation ceremonies at the United Airlines Training Center in Chicago, IL on July 16, 1991. Victoria is a 1987 graduate of Walnut Grove High School and holds an A.A.S. degree in Fashion and Merchandising from Louthian College in Minneapolis. Attending the "Flying into Seniors" camp were Brownie Girl Scouts Missy Farber, M.E. Baskerville, Jill Alms, Heather Freeburg, Mandy Munson, Leah Enstad, Sophie Hansen, Karl Kashmarek, and Angle Hahn as they move up to Junior Girl Scouts. THIRTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1981 The Rolle Bolle court, constructed especially for the Heritage Festival, was a wading pool one week later. The large puddle was the result of the first good rain- fall in several months last Thursday, July 16. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boerboom honored them at a party at the Robert Boerboom home Sunday, July 19, to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The Mayo Clinic has announced that Dr. Eric. J. Lantz, son of Mr. and Mrs. charles Lantz, is one of the recently appointed consul- tants to the staff of the Mayo Clinic. BUY, SELL, OR RENT in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 The Walnut Grove sum- _mc, progtam ..wrapped up last week. Forty-five students par- ticipated this year. They played twelve games vs area teams this year. They also attended movies at Marshall, a Pheasants game at Sioux Falls, Strawberry picking at Heron Lake and a TWINS game at Target Field. Students learned some baseball skills and had fun at the activities. Coaches this year were Austin Olson, Aaron Theisen and Leo Theisen. COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Kim Rolling Exec. Director/Nurse Manager The sweltering heat cer- tainly made the days a bit longer this past week! Many of the tenants chose to stay indoors, which was, in my opinion a fantastic idea! The heat played havoc on the live- stock and many outdoor plans. The weeks activities have included the 500 card tourna- ment which Lavema Cohrs won on Monday, BINGO, SkipBo, J-I-N-G-O, PoKeNo, Bible Study, Catholic Mass on Thursday, Stretching with Ashlee, Bone Builders, Hand & Foot Canasta, Root Beer Floats, Wii and Solitaire State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) and State Representative Chris Swedzinski (R-Ghent) invite area residents to attend their joint town meetings on Wednesday, July 27 in Tracy, Marshall, and Redwood Falls. "In order for me to be an effective voice for rural Minnesota, I need to hear the concerns of area residents," Dahms said. "These meetings are an opportunity for constit- uents to participate in the pro- cess by voicing their sugges- tions and concerns to the leg- islators that represent them in St. Paul " Representative Swedzinski went on to say, .... I look for- ward to meeting with residents of District 21. It is my hope that they will offer ideas and thoughts on the budget and ways that we can improve government services next year." The following town meet- ings will be held Wednesday, July 27: *Tracy- 10:30- 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 200 - 3rd Street *Marshall - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Landmark Bistro, 100 West College Drive *Redwood Falls -~ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Public Library, 509 South Lincoln Street For more information, Watermelon Day Queen Pageant Frenzy. The bus did not go to Marshall this week as planned, so hopefully we will go next week. Agnes Seykora celebrated her 104th birthday with us on Friday. We all enjoyed cake and coffee and socializing. Agnes is sure something, 104 and going strong! As we look to next week we plan to have arts and crafts on Wednesday and Arlene Knoblauch playing the accor- dion on Friday. That's the news from the country. Enjoy your week. please contact Senator Dahms' Assistant, Wendy Haavisto, at 651-296-8138. Tribute artist Gloria Jean will be performing at Sanborn's Annual Watermelon Day Queen Pageant on Monday August 15 at the newly remodeled Lorraine Ballroom. The pageant, which begins at 8:00 p.m., will include Gloria Jean doing a special tribute to Patsy Cline along with songs she performs from her own album entitled "Windmills and Cornfields": The evening will culmi- nate with the crowning of the new 2011 Watermelon Day Queen and the new Little Miss Sanborn. All are invit- ed to attend this special free performance by Gloria Jean. Two cultures celebrate An opporttmity to attend an historic event takes place on Monday evening, August 1, at 7:00 p.m. in New Ulm's German Park. A polka band and costumed polka dancers will perform alongside Dakota dancers, drummers and singers. It is an opportu- nity for area residents to see the beauty of these two cul- tures that continues to be celebrated to this day. There is no admission charge. This activity is made pos- sible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the New Ulm Area Foundation. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the evening in the historic German Park setting. For more information con- tact Denis J. Warm, 812 S. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073, or call 507-233-2423. Lucky Landuyt's This group from the Walnut Grove area participated in the Redwood County Relay for Life on July 15. George and Kris Landuyt; Mike, Kari, Hayden and Haley Landuyt; Michele, Mason and Ethan- ............ Metcalf; Roger VanOverbeke; Brad,. Wendy and Morganne Knakmuhs; Karen, Ben and Jaden Olson; Steve and Dawn Hansen; Doreen Osland; Leo and Janet Theisen. The 18th annual Redwood County Relay for Life collected $107,632 to aid cancer research, up over $3,000 from last year. Submitted photo T-Ball Front: Shelby Foster, Jaden Olson, Cole VanDeWiele, Carsyn Fairchild, Gavin Shaw. Row 2: Daniel Kleven, Orion Knakmuhs, Andrew Blahnik, Abby Wiggins, Colton Carter. Back row: Coach Austin Olson, Elizabeth Wiggins, Kayla Freeburg, Austin Parker, Coltin Pilaczynski, Sam Kleven, Coach Aaron Theisen, Coach Leo Theisen. Missing from picture: Cameron Lohre. Submitted photo Mites Front row: Sam Kleven, Coltin Pilaczynski, Austin Olson, Daniel Kleven, Orion Knakmuhs. Row 2: Kayla Reimers, Jake Kleven, Hunter Reimers, Marshall Soleta, Sam Helmer. Back row: Coach Aaron Theisen, Coach Austin Olson, Ben Olson, Abraham Her, Parker Freeburg, Mariah Soleta, Jerome Davis, Coach Leo Theisen. Not pictured: Angelic Woodrich. Submitted photo Peewees Front row: Coach Austin Olson, Parker Freeburg, Jake Kleven, Abraham Her, Ben Olson. Back row: Coach Aaron Theisen, Matt Kleven, Cole Olson, Anthony Koch, Kennedy Her, Brandon Pacholl, Coach Leo Theisen. Not pictured: Jake Otto. Submitted photo Softball Front row: Coach Aaron Theisen, Cole Olson, Amy Yang, Ariel Hubin, Mariah Soleta. Back row: Coach Austin Olson, Matt Kleven, Kennedy Her, Trey Kockelman, Anthony Koch, Brandon Pacholl, Coach Theisen. Not pictured: Jake Otto, Matt Otto, Josh Hoffman, Shane Buchman, Marshall Garbe. Submitted photo L 1,