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SENTINEL TRIBUNE INSIDE Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Page 3 Post Office- From page1 Mark Johnson takes Boy Choir to Rome Sorenson said, "I just love the people here in Dovray. I especially enjoy the Dovray Care. If the post office closes I will really miss the people -- you form some really good friendships." If the post office closes Sorenson said she will con- tinue to work in Storden as a P.M.R. Jeff Frank of rural Revere has been the Officer in Charge at the Revere Post Office for the past 12 years and worked there many years prior to that. He also worked at the Wanda Post Office for many years. The Wanda Post Office is another office up for review. When asked what he might do he said, " I really haven't given it much thought and has no plans ff the Post office closes. One of the comments at the Dovray meeting was, " What can we do? Not one person in this room wants to see the post office close, but it sounds like the deci- sion has been made." The response from the postal official was, "]~e decision has not been made, this is just the very initial stages of the process. You can fill out the questionnaire that you were sent and your comments will become a part of the official record. Before a final decision is made, that record is reviewed at district and headquarters levels. * Council --- From Page 1 I II Illll[lll Mayor Kolar asked the council members to consider a nominal fee for doing this, and make a decision at the next meeting. He also noted that if these places want to move their own snow they can move it to where the city dumps snow. Joel told the council he would like to install the new filter- ing system at the swimming pool this fall so the work will be done for the early spring opening. The council discussed commercial up keep rates for mow- ing, or use of other city equipment. The rate for equipment is $150 per hour plus the cost of operator. Fire Chief Curtis Madson is looking for a used pumper truck for the deparmaent. The council also approved Michael Jarmer to replace Doug Lee who resigned from the depart- ment. The following building permits were approved. Eldora Buchholz for three concrete pads at her residence on Cedar Avenue. Jeff Weis to move in a garage at his residence on Elm Avenue. LaDonna Busswitz for a deck at her residence on Bell Avenue. Jeanette Sundahl for new steps at her residence on Fourth Street. Dan Claveau for a yard shed at his residence on Elm Avenue. July Police Report Five open doors; six tickets issued; one county assist; one report of dog bite, juvenile taken to hospital; one 72 hour hold; one air ambulance assist; checked bank alarm, weather related problem. Murray County Fair begins Wednesday August 17 It's fair time again in Murray County. A new variety show will be held at the Murray County Central High School auditorium. In the eve- ning there will be a Strong Farmer Contest at the horse arena. Kayla Daniels will be performing in the beer garden. The U.S. fish and Wildlife Service will bring their laser gun shooting simulator for kids and adults to try their luck on Thursday and Friday in the white build- ing next to the greenhouse. Thursday night there will be a truck pull at the grand stand with a special class for local guys and gals to try their pickups on the "sled". Friday will feature fun for the whole family. There will be a bean bag tournament and a kiddie tractor pull, and a banana split eating contest. On Saturday there will be a 5k run/walk. New this year will be a rib cook off with area fire, police and ambulance personnel participating. A concert featur- ing music of country legends will ales be held. Of course there will be lots of food and midway rides during all days of the fair. CLASSIFIED ADS - SMALL PRICE - BIG RESULTS E HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT TODAY! 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Klconcerts Travel Operators of Colorado Springs, CO organized a concert tour that took the choir to Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. The tour concluded with the boys singing during Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. At the start of the tour, two performances were given in Milan, the fashion capitol of the world and home to La Scala, a world-renowned Opera House. Over 200 school children enjoyed listening to the choir on the afternoon of June 20, before the choir arrived back at San Martino Church to share a concert with a church choir that evening. "This was such a great way to begin our time in Italy" Johnson said. "The boys are so Mark Johnson tired from many hours of travel but the need for sleep vanished when they saw every seat taken in the church." Following a success- ful first stop in Milan, all 130 travelers then visited the city of Cremona, seeing the Museum of Stradivari Violins, home to the most famous instruments of its kind from around the world. There they were also treated to a short violin concert played on a Stradivarius from 1517. On June 22, the choir visited the enchanting "floating" city of Venice on the east coast. With most of the day spent exploring the city, the famous Doges Palace, San Marco Square and watching Gondolas weave their way around town, the choir performed an evening concert at San Moise Church to over 500 people. Many audience members on vacation from Russia, Norway and even Minnesota enthusiastically greeted the choir following the concert. Many Italians shared accolades as well includ- ing one couple who said through an interpreter that "we never expected to hear such a free American choir on such a hot day in Venice." As they made their way through wine country and the beautiful hillsides of Northern Italy, the tour buses passed many churches and castles. Before arriving in the capitol city of Rome, the boys got up close visits to Michelangelo's Statue of David in Florence, the massive Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Leaning Tower in Pisa. Another concert was given on June 24 in the city of Lucca. Famous for its cobblestone streets, local shops and gelato, Johnson even got the chance to enjoy an espresso with his accompanist, Todd Price, at the cafE bar that Puccini often visited. Johnson- Continued on page 10 Its County Fair time... Cottonwood County Fair celebrates 130th anniversary It's the 130th Cottonwood County Fair anniversary. This year there are fun and enter- taining events, featuring lawn mower races, talent show, and a spray-paint- ing artist. The fair starts Tuesday, August 16 and runs through Saturday, August 20. Carnival discount day is on Thursday, August 18. Wristband Days is on Saturday, August 20. Ride all you want from 1:00 to 5:00. Wristbands are fifteen dollars each and may be purchased on the fairgrounds. Starting on Tuesday, August 16 there will be general judging from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, August 17 events will include Horse show, FFA judging, house cat and kitten show. Don't miss the always entertaining Cottonwood County Talent Show. Thursday, August 18 stop in to the 4-H food stand for some good fair time eating. There will be livestock shows, featuring animals such as swine, poultry, dairy cattle, goats, and sheep. E n d i n g the night will be the Skilly and Duff Irish Trio. Friday, August 19 swine, beef, cat and pet shows will be held. There will be a tractor pull tak- ing place on Friday and don't miss the lawn mower racing starting at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, August 20 there will be a live- stock auction, horse fun show and Jr. Columbia Sheep show and enter- tainment by Starfire. 4-H at the Fair! Cottonwood County has a strong tradition when it comes to 4-H at the fair. The 4-H program has seen a few changes over the years, but the core concepts have remained the same. A few of the most popular project areas in Cottonwood County include beef, swine, horse, photography, foods and nutrition and crafts/fine arts. Whatever the project 4-Hers bring to county fair, it is a combination of skill and pride. Throughout the year, youth learn and develop their project, ultimately having the opportunity to showcase what they have learned while gaming feedback from the judging experience at county fair. 4-Hers converse with a judge that evaluates, edu- cates and encourages the youth. 4-H members will showcase Tyler Erickson of rural Storden worked with one of three cross bred hogs he will enter in the Cottonwood County Fair. their work at the Cottonwood County Fair August 17-20. New at this year's fair, there will be a People's Choice Category in the 4-H photography project area. The public is invited to vote for their favorite picture in the designated area of the 4-H general exhibit building on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 5-10 p.m. Take time to visit the 4-H general exhibit building and the livestock barns during the fair and examine what 4-Hers have accomplished. This Great Blue MN Online High School Small school Unique courses Responsive teachers 1.800.764.8166 x 111 ~ WAnI:tWORKS I ,, ' il Foundation Repair. I Coupon good 'til September 30, 2011. Not valid with any other promotions or discounts. INININ.| mm mmm i m m m m mm m m m m m m mm m m mm