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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Page 2 OBITUARY COURT NEWS Luella Eunice Nordsiden Memorial services for Luella Eunice Nordsiden were held Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, MN. Burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www. stephensfuneralservice.com. Luella Nordsiden, 90, of Winner, SD, formerly of Westbrook, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center. Luella Eunice Check was born to Fred and Alvida Check on October 21, 1925 in Walnut Grove, MN. Luella graduated from Walnut Grove Public High School and worked at West Publishing in St. Paul, MN. She moved to San Diego, CA during the Second World War. Luella worked at Consolidated Aircraft and was part of the American women who worked in shipyards and factories during WWII, known as "Rosie the Riveter". On October 21, 1946 Luella was united in marriage to Floyd Nordsiden. She and Floyd farmed in Minnesota until retirement and settled in Westbrook. Her passion was sewing, embroidering, stitching, and cooking; which she shared freely with others. Luella cherished time spent with family. Survivors include her sons: Allen of Sioux City, IA., Kenneth (Carol) of St. Cloud, Steven (Karen) ofLe Sueur, Larry (Kim) of Winner, SD; 15 grandchildren; great grandchildren; sister-in-law Eunice Anderson of Lamberton; and brother Donald Check of Minnetonka. Preceding her in death was her husband Floyd on May 12, 2014. Cottonwood County Fair Talent Contest Talent acts are currently being sought for participation in the Cottonwood County Fair's 35th Annual and Final Talent Contest. Whether you sing, dance, tell jokes, juggle, play an instrument or have another type of talent to share, you may be eligible to participate. The event will be held on Saturday, August 20, begin- ning at 7:30 p.m. in the Windom Arena at the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds. Prize money will be awarded to winners in three divisions: Pre-Teen for those 12 years of age or younger; Teen for those 13 to 18 years of age and Open for those who are over 18 or for any- one who wishes to participate outside of their age group. In addition to the prize money, winners from each division will have the oppor- tunity to compete in the Minnesota State Fair County Fair Talent Contest. The County Fair Board has determined that this will be the final year that the Talent Contest will be part of the fair's entertain- ment line-up. To learn more about the contest or to enter, please contact Contest Coordinator Cheryl Hanson at 507.831.5880 and leave a message. Wildlife artists can sub- mit entries for the 2017 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp from Monday, Aug. 1, until 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. The trout and salmon stamp validation is sold for $10 along with fishing licenses, and for an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It is also sold as a collect- ible for $10.75. Revenue from stamp sales is dedi- cated to trout and salmon management and habitat work. Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design, though other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interac- tion between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota's lakes and riv- ers. Brown trout designs are not eligible this year. Artists are prohibited from using any photograph- ic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds. Judging will take place Thursday, Aug. 18, at DNR headquar- ters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. To see more information, visit www.mndnr.gov/con- tests/stamps.html. Contest guidelines are also available from the DNR Information Center by calling 651-296- 6157 or 888-646-6367. July 8 - July 14, 2016 Speeding: $125.00 - Alice M. Phelps, Porcupine, SD; Catherina A. Tautges, Plymouth, MN; Willie L. Thao, Sacramento, CA; Ashley M. Ingram, Omaha, NE $135.00 - Shannon R. Hayostek, Albert Lea, MN; Tamera J. Meredith, St. James, MN $145.00 Kenneth L. Menniboe, Brooklyn Center, MN; Miguel A. Soto, St. James, MN $285.00 - Kenchu D. Mohammed, Sioux City, IA Fish & game: $185.00 - Donnie R. Felix, Mr. Lake, MN Seat belt violation: $110.00 - Richard J. Gilbertson, Butterfield, MN Driving after revocation: $285.00 - Paul S. Hartberg, Heron Lake, MN; Anthony L. Enlow, Union City, TN; Austin R. Rogers, Mt. Lake, MN No proof of ins: $200.00 - Paul S. Hartberg, Heron Lake, MN No MN driver's license: $185.00 Pueble A. Hemandez, Butterfield, MN; Kirsten L. Lidtke, Windom, MN Driving without a valid license: $185.00 - Baudilio V. Coronado, Butterfield, MN Expired registration: $115.00 - Cody A. Jurgens, Windom, MN Bumper height 25 inches truck: $135.00 - Matt E. MacGregor, Windom, MN July 15 - July 21, 2016 Speeding: $125.00 - Colin D. Amundson, Columbia Heights, MN; Kathryn R. Carlson, Lino Lakes, MN; James F. Feikema, Mples, MN; Debra H. Jones, Sioux Falls, SD $135.00 - Marty R. Espenson, Bingham Lake, MN; Steven K. Grunewald, Sanborn, MN; Jonathan R. Hedtke, Belgrade, MN; Alexander R. Melbye, Eagan, MN; Derek J. Meyerink, Sioux Falls, SD; Daniel L. Romo, Spring Lake Park, MN; Latique C. Simmons, St Paul, MN $145.00 - Vicki L. Hookham, Luverne, MN; Abby J. Knakmuhs, Walnut Grove, MN; Victoria L. Leonard, St. Paul, MN $225.00 - Hanna R. Mahan, Maple Plain, MN; Juan R. Ortiz, Mples, MN; Robin D. Pannell, Hutchinson, MN Seat belt violation: $110.00 - Joshua C. Lug0, Jeffers, MN; Linda R. Radke, Tracy, MN Child pass. restr, system- child under 8 and under 57 inches not fastened: $135.00 - Zahra E. Mohammadi, Fridley, MN Expired registration: $115.00 - Cody S. Care, Mt. Lake, MN Careless driving: $1,080.00 Esteban Villarreal, Worthington, MN Driving after revocation: $200.00 - Vicki L. Hookham, Luverne, MN; Robin D. Pannell, Hutchinson, MN DWI: $110.00 - Gerard P. Letoumeau, Windom, MN - Local Conf'mement: stayed 90 days for 1 yr; Supervised probation, 1 Yr; chemical dependency evaluation/treat- ment abide by recommenda- tions; $30.00 Trina J. Meyeraan, Odin, MN; $1,110.00 - Baudillo E. Miranda-Velasquez, Windom, MN - Local Confinement: stayed 365 days for 2 yrs; Supervised probation, 2Yrs; chemical dependency evaluation/treat- ment follow recommenda- tions; $85.00 - Jason B. Small, Westbrook, MN Local Confinement: 90 Days, Credit for time served: 17 Days; $815.00 Merijo Wood, Bloomington, MN - Local Confinement: 365 days, stayed 335 days for 2 yrs, credit for time served: 4 days; Supervised probation, 2 Yrs No proof of ins: $200.00 - Vicki L. Hook_ham, Luveme, MN Introduce contraband: $685.00 - Clayton J. Cate, Mt. Lake, MN - Supervised probation, 5 Yrs; Local Confinement: 120 Days, Credit for time served: 100 Days; chemical dependency evaluation/treatment abide by recommendations within 60 days; remain law-abiding Drugs in the 5th degree: $885.00 - Trina J. Meyeraan, Odin, MN - Supervised pro- bation, 5 Yrs; Local Confinement: 45 Days; chemical dependency evalua- tion/treatment abide by rec- ommendations; Jason B. Small, Westbrook, MN - MN Correctional Facility - St. Cloud, 18 mo Disorderly conduct: $385.00 - Khounthong K. Southivong, Bingham Lake, MN - Local Confinement: stayed 90 days for 1 yr; Supervised probation, 1 Yr; remain law-abiding; write letter of apology; chemical dependency evaluation/treat- ment abide by recommenda- tions within 60 days Terroristic Threats: $85.00 - Michael D. Johnson, Windom, MN MN Correctional Facility - St. Cloud, Mm, 24 mo Game and fish-Licenses: $110.00 - Mafio J. Zuniga Macias, Butterfield, MN ASK A TROOPER BY TROY CHRISTIANSON Question: Can you talk about railroad crossing safety and the laws that cover it? Answer: I have responded to and investigated a number of train/vehicle crashes in my career. A majority of them resulted in fatal or serious injuries to the vehicle occu- pants. In Minnesota, failure to yield the right of way, disregard of a traffic con- trol device, improper turn and inattention and impatience are cited as the most common factors contributing to motor vehicle/train crashes. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has worked to share the fol- lowing rail safety tips: 1. Yield the fight-of-way to trains at highway-rail cross- ings. It's the law. 2. Never drive around low- ering gates, it's illegal and deadly. 3. Never race a train to the crossing; even if it is a tie, you lose. 4. Always expect a train on the tracks; trains do not fol- low set schedules. 5. Look for a second train when crossing multiple tracks. 6. Exit your vehicle immedi- ately if it stalls on the cross- ing, get clear of the tracks and call 911. 7. Always stop your vehicle, behind the white line when crossing gates are down or lights are flashing. Wait for the crossing gates to rise and lights to stop flashing; look both ways, listen and proceed with caution. The chance of death or serious injury from a motor vehicle/train crash is 11 times greater than for other high- way collisions. At 50 mph, it takes a fully-loaded freight train 1.5 miles to come to a full-stop. By the time the train engineer sees a vehicle or pedestrian on the tracks, it is often too late. Because of their size, approaching trains may appear to be traveling at a slower speed therefore driv- ers often misjudge the dis- tance of the train. As a bicyclist or pedes- trian you must always look both ways before crossing railroad tracks, cross only in designated areas and never cross when gates are down. Railroad tracks and property close to the tracks (railroad "right-of-way") belong to the railroad. People who don't have permission to be on rail- road property are trespass- ing. Even if there is not a "No Trespassing" sign, it's still illegal and dangerous to be on the property. You can avoid a ticket - and a crash - if you sim- ply buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and of course, drive sober. Help us drive Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths. If you ha;re any q uestion concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson - Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester MN 55901-5848. (Or reach him at, Troy.Christianson@state. ran.us) igns due for waterfowl tamp Wildlife artists can sub- mit entries for the 2017 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest from Monday, Aug. 22, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The waterfowl stamp vali- dation for hunting is $7.50 and for an extra 75 cents purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to waterfowl management and habitat work. The redhead is the only eligible species for depic- tion on the 2017 waterfowl stamp. Artists are prohibited from using any photo- graphic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds. Judging will take place Thursday, Sept. 8, at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. To see more information on stamp contests, guide- lines for submitting work, and to sign up to receive regular email updates on the stamp contests, visit www.mndnr.gov/stamps. Contest guidelines are also available from the DNR Information Center by calling 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the ads- Ph. 274-6136 or 800-410-1859 'b 9 & area subscibers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... !iharmacy Elubai Food Store 507-859-2160 For your convenience there is a toll-free number at our Westbrook Office 1-800-410-1859 If you have questions or would like to place an ad or order printing please call the above number. Area news briefs Fulda Free Press - This year's opening of the National FCCLA Convention, San Diego, CA was marked with the National Anthem sung by Tatym Zins of Fulda. She sang the National Anthem at the 2016 MN State FCCLA Convention. Zins is currently employed at Maple Lawn Senior Care Center. She is the daughter of Ken and Lana Zins. Lamberton News - Candidates for the Sanborn Watermelon Day are: America Vasquez, daughter of Joel and Maria; Kyiah Kastner, daughter of Troy and Alicia; Cassidy Gode, daughter of Curt and Angie; Autumn Prechel, daughter of Trever and Ashley; and Stacey Teicher, Mike and Cheryl. Little Miss candidates are: Cambria Kastner, daughter of Troy and Alicia; Abigail Jensen, daughter of Lonny and Elaine; Brenna Pabst, daughter of David and Lynn; and Aryanna Weber, daughter of Kris and Becky. Tracy Headlight Herald - This week Maria Schleppenbach-Grogan is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the business that John Schleppenbach established in July of 1966. Mafia, a 1982 Tracy High School grad joined her father, John, at John's Drug in 2006. Her father died in 2009 at the age of 77. John bought the Dietz Drug, Joe Dietz, the owner, had operated the store for 21 years. Schleppenbach worked at Kirk's Rexall for 7 years and at Dietz Drug for 2 years before buying Dietz Drug. Tyler Tribute - Three area citizens spoke at the Public Forum at the recent RTR school board meeting. Wayne Alderson voiced his opinion, questioning if illegal meetings were being held by the board. He also commended that paying two superintendents was wasting money that should be spent on education. Gary Erdmann spoke also questioning the wisdom in paying an interim administrator in addition to Houck's pay and exposure to litigation, as well as numerous claims of illegal activity. Don Buhl spoke, thanking the board for their efforts. Windom Citizen - Wmdomnet is weighing its options to upgrade equipment, following an outage earlier this month that interrupted service for nearly two days. Windomnet General Manager, Jeff Dahna, said that much of the equipment that is in the main hub and almost all of the connections on homes and businesses, is original equipment from when the system first came online in 2005. According to Dahna to bring the entire customer base onto E7 servers would require hardware changes at every home and business on the system. To upgrade the core will take somewhere between $500,000 and 750,000.