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TRIBUNE LANCES IN THE PAST YEARS AGO August 3, 1994 and Michelle a brother-sister were the winners of Rolling Hills Tournament. Hanson of Dovray. new bride, Elaine, surprise last week 40 cars from the area drove into the horns blasting for old-fashioned presented to Ralph for "Kiwanis of Honor Award" for years of service to Kiwanis and Steve received a Merit for his year as presi- local club. YEARS AGO August 2, 1984 and staff of the State Bank cut a rib- morning to offi- 'open a week-long open celebration. Jerome Hansen ribbon and spoke to the crowd. and Ragna Moon and Gunvormarit Norway, arrived in to attend Dovray Days. Mr. Moen is Heritage House the City Administrator of Oov,oNorw00,, Museum given several gifts from Dovray mayor, Gayle Rupp. By Mae Kleven Shoko Morihana, a 13 year old Japanese girl, is spend- ing 3 weeks at the Jim and Peggy Klasse home as part of a 4-H exchange program. THIRTY YEARS AGO August 1, 1974 Westbrook firemen were called to the west edge of Westbrook last week Wednesday to extinguish a grass fire in the ditch along Hwy. 30. The fire threat- ened a large field of small grain along the roadway, but firemen were able to get the fire out before it reached the field. Westbrook High School, Storden School and a con- Struction site at the Lambert.on School reported break-ins and theft of equip- ment during the evening hours last Wednesday. A $50 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrent and conviction of per- sons involved in the vandal- ism. Mrs. Edith Anderson was honored on her 84th birth- day at the Westbrook Park Sunday for a picnic supper. WESTBROOK NEWS 274-6136 and Donna Windom, Bernice Bashans aRernoon. and Mafllyn ]i'glee Tuesday and of last week at Olga Erickson home. evening they were guests at the Bob home, Revere afternoon Jay and Alvarado, Colorado CO, visited Olga before attending class reunion at Hills Golf Club. and Jeanette Michael and Woodbury, spent at the Milford Anderson home Milford at the Samaritan Center. also attended the family reunion in Saturday Tolzman, Elysian, a weekend guest of Jans and attended wedding anniver- and Brusven at Saturday after- the evening service at the camp. They were dinner guests at the John Forner home, St. Cloud, en route home. Alexa Reynold and chil- dren of Chicago spent sever- al days at the Merlyn Hubin home. Alexa is Sandy Hubin's niece. Friday morn- ing callers of Edna Hubin were Alexa Reynold and children and Merlyn Hubin. Mr. and Mrs. Arden Swan, Tracy, and Iris Marshall attended the Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony at the Alexandria Tech. College, Tuesday, 11 a.m., for grandson, graduate Adam Swan, Shoreview. Adam received his BA degree from Winona State University last spring. Tom Swan, Marshall, also attended the ceremony. Clarence and Verna Eng]er, Marshall, spent Sunday with Huldrich and Isabel Nibbe and attended the VFW picnic. The Grace Lutheran WELCA Committee visited Huldrich and Isabel Monday. Leo and Roe Ann Vosberg on Wednesday and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Grams Friday afternoon. Hank and Lucine Dieters and Kristin Heston and son, David, Ft. Collins, CO, visit- ed for a few days this past week at the Lee Carlson home, Balaton, and at the Caesar Carlson home. The Dieters returned home Saturday. TO VOTERS Thursday Roger Kopperud were Family Bible Camp at WI, the theme of camp was New in Christ. Alison, and Avery Smith, accompanied The Cary Dietsche family the music ministers for is hereby given: That the City election City of Westbrook, in the County State of Minnesota, will be held the 2nd day of November 7:00 o'clock a.m. and 8:00 day for filing affidavits of will be Tuesday, the 24th day of and the last day for filing affidavits for said election will be Tuesday, 7th of September 2004, closing at 5 p.m. Terms due: Mayor - 2 years 2 council persons - 4 years Dated this 2nd day of August 2004 Rachel Christians, City Clerk ,,, Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Page 9 It's the "good old sum- mer time", but if it were in the late 1920's rather than now, what would you do on a Sunday afternoon? Why, fetch )'our swimming attire (most likely woolen) and motor out to one of the resorts on Bean Lake. Resorts? Yes, there were two. But first, let's clear up the name of the lake. Bean Lake was not named for a vegetable, (soy beans weren't even thought of then) but for the first homesteader in Cottonwood County after Wahl reunion The grandchildren of the late Mary and Cornelius Wahl family gathered at the Westbrook City Park on Sunday, July 25. About 50 cousins enjoyed the perfect weather for a noon meal and had a great time see- ing each other and sharing their family news. Some came as far as CA, NV, and TX. Also attending the reunion were their aunts, Lil Knudson and Irene Wahl from Westbrook and Sadie Falon of Minneapolis. the Indian problem in 1862. Joseph F.. Bean was born in Massachusetts in 1836 and came with his parents to Dakota County, MN in 1855. He served in the MN Volunteer Cavalry against the Indians, a cases latest group that scouted this area toward Lake Shetek. In 1866, he made a claim for 171.5 acres of land in Section 14 of Westbrook Township where the lake is located. His family moved there in 1869. He held sev- eral early township offices, and later his son, Walter, did also. He was active in encouraging settlers to come to this part of Cottonwood County. The lake shores were known for high-quality sand, which was used in the cement foundations for man), pioneer farm build- ings as well as for buildings and early sidewalks in Westbrook. One resort was started by the Ristvedt family on land th@ owned on the north shore of the lake in which the son, Walter, a business " man in Westbrook, was very active. The larger, longer last- ing resort on the south side of the lake, was operated by the P.H. Peterson family. Entrance was gained through their farmyard, and admission of 10 cents a car was charged. There was a choice of many activ- ities -- fishing, boating, swimming and diving, per- haps listening to a band concert or watching a ball game played in the pas- ture. The popcorn stand did a thriving business. But for a real adventure, noth- ing compared to the thrill of the Sellner water slide. You would have to carry a wooden toboggan (there were 12) and climb the many steps to the top before plunging down the long slide into the lake. The slide was set at an angle to the shore so non- swimmers wouldn't land in deep water And for the extremely adventurous, there would sometimes be early airplane tides for 50 cents a passenger. The roller rink was also popu- lar. Originally built in a circular form, it was enlarged to an oval shape which made for better skat- ing. The skating rink was a favorite place for class parties for schools in the surrounding area. The dry years of the thirties started the decline of the resort as the water of the lake receded and the lake even dried up. However, the roller rink continued to operate into the 1940's. So now on a Sunday afternoon, you can't motor out to a resort on Bean Lake. But you can come to the Heritage House Museum and see one of the toboggans used on the water slide and other inter- esting bits of our communi- ty's early history. Five Generations Great Great grandmother, Gladys Jansma, Westbrook; Great grandmother, Barbara Jansma, Westbrook; Grandmother, Beth (Jansma) Waggoner; Mother, Jesslca Rundblade; Daughter, Natalie Rundblade, all of Rockford, IL. Submitted Photo. "Red Carpet Revue" show- Find us on the Web at   --COUPON .i  .,  ,, , , 1 lm B Summer Garden Decor Sale with this coupon | Wednesday, August 4 - 35% OFF ". Thursday, .t 5 - 40% OFF n Friday, August 6 - 45% OFF | Saturday, August 7 - % OFF | Lichty's I 601 First Ave., Westbrook,  I Phone 274-6114 , | k2 8-04 to 8 11 Bring in this coupon ' " I I 1 I B COUPONm 11 "'"' m IBm  It WAR DAYS August 14 & 15, 2004 MN Adoption Support.and BASEMENT WALLS Preservat, .on. program p,cntc IL00CRACKED OR BOWI:D00) I WET BASEMENTS! The Minnesota Adoption / Wall Anchor Systems .':m'.,.ll'A], Support and Preservation Foo'ang Repair Waterproofing Systems program is hosting a picnic Oesned For Your for all adoptive, foster and Specific Needs *IiIBIBfflIIIBII* pre-adoptive families in Brown, Cottonwood, Watonwan, Jackson and Martin Counties. Anyone involved in the foster care or adoption process is welcome - from those who are just starting to t about adopting to those whose adopted children are grown. The picnic will be held on August 14, 2004 in Gomsrud Park, on the south end of Budd Lake in Fairmont beginning at 11:30 a.m. Each family should bring their own tableware, sandwiches, drinks, and one dish to share. Questions about the picnic or about adoption in general can be directed to Claudia at 877- 349-6353. mEEmmiIm mtmm Hmms. .0,, EmaU: ,amwatenOaol  Murray County 4-H Calendar August 4  "Magic Carpet Ride" 4-H Clover Kids Camp, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., fairgrounds August 5  4-H Auction Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., Courts Bldg. Meeting room August 9 -- 4-H Clothing & Fashion Revue Judging, 8:30 a.m. MCC Elementary. "Red Carpet Revue" 4-H Fashion Revue, 7:30 p.m., MCC Elementary #August 10  Pre-fair clean up of the 4-H Exhibit Building and Eatstand, 7 p.m. August 11  Pre - fair clean up and set up 4-H Exhibit Bldg, Eatstand and Arena, 7 p.m. August 16 -- Pre-entry Day, 2-7 p.m., 4-H Exhibit Building August 18-21 -- Murray County Fair CLASSIFIED ADS WOnK FOR YOU fashions The Murray County 4-H Fashion Revue is set for Monday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the MCC Elementary Gym. This year's theme, "Red Carpet Revue" will fea- ture the latest styles of con- structed and purchased clothing. 4-H members will participate in a morning of judging and practicing before the public revue in the evening. Court of Honor and champions will be announced. The McAmbies will be serving desserts, cof- fee and punch prior to the fashion show. There is no charge. If you're not able to make it on Monday evening, plan to catch the 4-H Fashion Revue at the county fair on Wednesday, August 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the new entertainment tent near the malt stand.