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SENTINEL TRIBUNE INSIDE Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Page 3 • Madson -- From page I "Several of my grandchildren were in Germany with their family in the military. I went there to visit and read them my book which was fun!" Madson said. Madson compared how things have changed in the pub- lishing business. Before, back in the eighties, you had to send in a manuscript and wait eight weeks before you would likely get a rejection letter. Today there are many publishing companies that allow you to self publish books. Madson researched several com- panies before choosing AuthorHouse publishing .to do her book, as this company was very user friendly. They take care of all the issues of copyright, and other legal matters related to publishing. After finishing The Grandfather Tree Robin began work- ing on her second book No More Crackers Please• For this book she collaborated with her son Dominic, who is a graph- ic designer, at Label Works in North Mankato. For the graphics, Robin drew up pencil sketches of the graphics for the book, she then scanned them and sent them to Dominic to develop them on the computer into the fmal art for the book• Madson had the idea for this book for quite some time. The book is related mainly to Minnesota. She said, "when you get away from Minnesota people really don't even know where the state is on the map. I was trying to show a little bit of the way people are like in Minnesota." One of the characters in the book was patterned after her grandfather Ole Nelson and her brother Ole Nelson. "Ole, portrayed as a friendly pet store owner, always wears a scarf, mittens, and plaid shirt, even when he goes to Brazil, except there he has shorts and knobby knees," she chuckled. The concept of the book was inspired by Madson want- ing to teach her grandchildren about eating and good nutri- tion in a fun way. "Hopefully it will show them that it didn't do Polly, the parrot, any good eating all those crackers," said Madson. Researching and writing has always been something she enjoyed. In high school she did a lot of work on the school newspaper, annual staff, and took journalism courses. "English and Art were my favorite subjects it is a passion I got enjoyment from those subjects." she said• Madson feels reading should inspire conversation adults need to talk with their kids when they are reading to them. Madson does not have enough time to go to book and craft fairs to promote her books• Her next goal is to do more of that. Her books are available on Amazon.com, and on Barnes & Nobles.com or they can be purchased from Madson. Madson reading one of her books to her grandson's first grade class in Kaiserslautrern, Germany. "C ou ncil -- From page 1 Craig Jarls asked for permission to raise the pension for fire retirement from $650 to $700 for each year served. The council approved the measure. According to John Madson, there are quite a few tree branches hanging over streets and sidewalks. He felt it would be best to address the issue in the fall after the leaves are off. City wide clean-up is expected to be done sometime in September. That is when the new landfill cell is expect- ed to open. Mayor Rocky Kolar mentioned he thought the community center should have a good cleaning and touch up. Kolar also discussed upgrading paint and carpet in the city hall to go along with the new library renovation• Kolar announced the property on Tenth and First Avenue will be coming up as tax forfeited property sheriff's sale. The council did a review of the city's credit card summary. It is done every three months to meet audit requests. The council approved a golf cart permit to Lawrence Carlson. A variance and amendment was approved for Craig Noding to add a utility shed at his property on Adams Avenue. A permit was approved for Gretchen Warner for a concrete slab at her prop- erty on Bell Avenue. A permit was approved for an out- door storage area fence at the WWG High School. July Police Report Two tickets issued; two funeral assists; two open doors; one air ambu- lance assist; assisted State Patrol; one break in theft of money $1,500; served warrant for Lyon County; t w o motorist assists; GPS mapped sirens for emergency plan; one random uri- nalysis test; assisted domestic property disbursement; letters of intent sent to remaining owners of dogs and no tags. 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Entries for Open Class Exhibits (See Fair Premium Book for specific class instructions) 12:30 p.m ................... Open Class Judging - Horticulture, Crops f Mechanical Judgi g, Vossen Bldg, 5:00 p.m ..................... Commercial E> hib ts Open 6:30 p.m ..................... House cat f kitten show, Oleson Pavilion 7:00 p.m ..................... 4-H Rabbit f Poultry entries in place 7:30 p.m ..................... Midwest Outlaw TRUCK 8 TRACTOR PULLERS ASSN., Free (See sponsors below) 10:00 p.m ................... Commercial Exhibits close 1:30 p.m ..................... Open Class Dairy Show, Arena 2:00 t 6:00 p.m ......... DC f Hawk, Entertainment Tent - Free 4:00 p.m ..................... Red Skelton Show, Entertainment Tent- Free 5:00-9:00 p.m ............ Carnival Discount Day 5:30 p.m ..................... Open Class Sheep, O/eson Pavilion 6:00 p.m ..................... Classic Car Show, East of Arena 7:15 p.m ..................... Introduction of 2012 Sr. Citizen of the Year, Arena rFJT r,?i 12:30 p.m ................... Southwest Dog Show, Arena 1:00-5:00 p.m ............ Carnival Wrist Bands $I 5, Drawing for boys 8 bids bike at 5 p.m. Must be present to win 3:00 8 4:00 p.m .......... Pockets full of Fun for Kids - Entertainment Tent Puppet meetinl after each show 1:30 p.m ..................... Jr. bolumbia Sheep Show, Rabbit t Poultry Barn 3:30 p.m ..................... 4-H State Fair General Orientation, Oleson Pavilion 7:30 p.m ..................... TALENT SHOW, Arena Adults: $6; Ages 6-16 $4; Ages 5 f under Free. 8:00 p.m ..................... Intro of "Farm Family of the Year" during talent show 9:45 p.m ..................... Commercial Exhibits Close I0:00 p.m ................... All exhibits and entries released ENTERTAINMENT TENT - FREE! Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 0 Saturday Jim Austerman Polka Music Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Cosmo Kid Thursday - 2 shows DC 8 Hawk Traditional, Country Gospel Music Thursday, Friday ,9 Saturday Ted Jordan Characterist Friday afternoon - 2 shows Betty Rydell Country, Gospel, Fiddling, Yodeling Saturday afternoon - 2 shows Pockets full of Fun for Kids - Entertainment Tent