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,qlHm ,P SENTINEL TRIBUNE Community Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Page 8! MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO July 27, 1994 Work was completed last week on the post office entry making it handicap accessi- ble as required by law. Demolition of the drive inn on Hwy. 14 was begun last week. The property has been purchased by Koblegard Auto and will be used as their car lot when the work is completed. An interesting program on snakes, turtles and lizards was presented at the Walnut Grove School Tuesday. Youngsters and their par- ents were treated to an edu- cational afternoon on the Reptile Connection. TWENTY YEARS AGO July 26, 1984 Walnut Grove Jaycees are exploring ways to improve facilities at Helen Ferguson Memorial Park and make it more convenient for general public use. Although there is a decid- ed increase in the number of visitors to the Wilder Museum during the pag- eant, the number signing the register daily is still very sizeable. More than 16,000 visitors had signed the regis- ter through Sunday, July 22. The number is more than 3,000 .above the same time last year. Crews are busy these days preparing the ditches along side CSAH 5 going south out of Walnut Grove. The road will be widened from the edge of town to the John Doubler driveway just short of the corner that curves to Westbrook and Dovray. THIRTY YEARS AGO July 25, 1974 Work is dismantling Walnut Grove's water tower began this week. Put up near the turn of the century, a new tank was placed on the tower in 1938 at a cost of $2,850 for the tank, $17.50 for the indicator, and $325 for scraping and painting. Dr. Wilfredo Apostal who recently moved to Tracy and is maintaining an office in the clinic building in Walnut Grove on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons start- ing this week. Cindy Alcorn returned home Saturday from Chicago where she attended the national meeting of the Future Homemakers of America at the Conrad Hilton Hotelffrom July 14- 19. Basic Photography class to be held in Walnut Grove There will be a Basic Photography class held in Walnut Grove on Wednesday August 4 and Wednesday August 11 for girls in grades K-6 from 10:30 to 12:00. The class will be held in the City Park shelter house. The first session will be an introduction to photogra- phy covering basics and then completing a photo scavenger hunt. The second session will cover discussing all of the photo that were taken, and preparing a photo for display. There is a cost to attend which covers the disposable camera, mat- ting, and film processing. This class is run by Brenda Skrove of the Girl Scouts Peacepipe Council and it is open to all girls, not just current Girl Scouts. For registration or informa- tion, please call 888-333- 4107. Country View hires Marketing Coordinator Class of 1959 - 45 vears TRACY--A reunion was held at th Tracy Country Club on June 26, 2004. Front ro Vincent Lanners, Marilyn Olson Mitchell, Richard Beens, Judith Kolar Grothe, MaC Foster Dallenbach, Shirley Flesnei Heinrich. Second row: Loretta Kolar Hub. JoAnn Nelson Foster, Delores Nordsiden Syverson, Annette Takle Gardner, Ju Halstenson Herrick, Ann Thompon Pfarr, Roberta Frank Klante, Orlene Haring T I Third row: Errol Buterbaugh, Dale Nelson, Arlyn Anderson, John Swoffer, Rol Zeug, Dean Lawrenz, Donald Zeug, Timothy Mullen, William Salker, John Doubl# Richard Saelens, and Loren Mentjes. Submitted Photo WALNUT GROVE NEWS Teri Herder 859-5402 Ted Anderson visited Laura Knutson at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center on the afternoon of Monday, July 19. Mildred Kotval of Redwood Falls and Laura Anderson were visitors in the home of Irma He, ngel at Vesta 1 Tuesda r-c- nooh. Ron and Tony Alcorn of Eagan were Saturday overnight guests at the home of Bob and Joyce Alcorn. Margie Bakken attended the Sunday afternoon birthday party of her great- grandsons, Jonathan who turned two and Logan who turned nine, at the home of Dale and Angi Taylor. Janice Carter's good friend, Marcia Carlson of Willmar, and Marcia's granddaughter, Tara Watness of Renville, were weekend guest at Janice's home. Jim, Jane and Miranda DeSmith, of Colorado Springs, visited Dorothy DeSmith and Jane's par- ents, George and Ruth Bartlett of Revere, during a week long visit beginning last Tuesday, July 20th and ending Tuesday, July 27th. Dorothy DeSmith attend- ed the Coopman Family reunion at New Market on Sunday. Dorothy Grunden and Kat&y,-Rykhus were in Minneapolis on Sunday to attend the baby shower of Dorothy's great-grand- daughter, Jeanine Amundsen. Arlene Harvey, Marlys Bursch and Melba Pack visited Elaine Knott at her home on Thursday after- noon. Jim and Teri Herder- Blahnik were weekend guests at the home of Jim's parents, Bob and Pat Blahnik of Spring Valley. During their stay they vis- ited Jim's brother and nephew, Joey and Jacob Blahnik, in Chatfield and Jim's great-aunt, Nellie Manley, of Hillside Homes in Spring Valley. Heavy trucks (semi trucks) Call 507-859-3000 Hours: Mon-Wed 7:30-5:30; Thurs 7:30-8:00 Fri 7:30-5:0C D & M Auto & Truck Repair Walnut Grove, MN. Hwy. 14 across from Meadowland Coop ,,1, Hunt0r Education Course: All males and females, 12 years old and over, including adults, are eligible for the course. Classes will be held at the Walnut Grove Public School sponsored by the Walnut Grove Community Education. Cost of the program is $5.00. Steve Ourada (859-2578) and Leonard McLaughlin (859-2479) are the instructors. Please contact one of them if you are interested in the class. Dates for the course are: Wed., Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. ALL CLASSES MUST BE ATTENDED I Marsha Hansen is the new Marketing Coordinator for Country View, a Senior Living Community that will be located in Walnut Grove. She and her husband Herb have three children; Joe, Natalie and Ashley. They live near Dovray. She presently holds a part-time position as Senior Housing Coordinator for Mapleview Estates in Fulda. Country View consists of 28 units -- 12 independent and 16 assisted living. The building is presently under construction on the south edge of Walnut Grove. If you have questions and would like to contact her, do so by calling 507-274-6240 after 1:30 or leave a message. Walnut Grove EDA office is another contact -- phone number is 507-859-2134 Tuesday and Thursday. A day at the beach WALNUT GROVE -- The beach at Lake Laura at Plum Creek Park was a place last weekend. Learn to sketch prairie plants artists at Jeffers Petroglyphs PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE It all starts with Newspapers Join local artists at Jeffers Petroglyphs' 'Prairie, Paint and Pencils" event on August 28 and receive tips on how to sketch prairie plants. Visitors can bring a sketchpad and enjoy the beauty of one of Minnesota's most unique prairies. Children's art activities will also be a part of the event, quartzite from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1700. Visitors can also enjoy nature trails that explain the prairie environ- ment, a visitor center with exhibits and an object-the- ater presentation. Memorial Day through Labor Day. the hours are Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Saturdays from 10 a.m. 8 p.m., and which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 " Sundays from 12 noon - 8 p.m. The Jeffers Petroglyphs site is approximately 8 miles northeast of Jeffers and 7 miles west of Comfrey. The site features images chipped into an outcropping of Sioux p.m. For more information call 507-628-5591. The MN Historical Society is a non-profit educa- tional and cultural institu- tion established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. Society collects, and ells the 'y Minnesota's past museum exhibits, extensive libraries and collections, hiS" toric sites, educational prO" grams and book The Society's calendar events is posted on Internet! endar. The web site also l information about all of t Societv s historic sites. A free guide to historic sites can ordered=by calling 1.800-65"t" 3773. t.aVoy's Repair All Types Of Ag Power Machinery Repairs *Combines *Tractors *Skid Loaders 4 EXPBIENCED DIESEL MECIUWICS With Complete Modern Shop Equipment ToGet Your Repairs DONE RI$HT & OH TIME! Flywheel Grinding including trucks & cars Custom-Made Hydraulic & AC Hoses Distributers for. 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