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MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS i TEN YEARS AGO August 24, 1994 Former editor of the Walnut Grove Tribune, James Merchant, passed away at the Carl Bean Center in Los Angeles, CA on August 18. Mr. Merchant wrote the pageant "Fragments of a Dream". Pastor Stephen Kristenson has been elected Bishop of the Synod of Alberta and the territories for the Evangelical Lutheran Church m Canada. Kristenson was raised in Wanamingo, MN and his wife Jane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Steffen, Walnut Grove. Volleyball practice began Monday morning for area girls. The girls first match will be September 6th at Wells, MN. TWENTY YEARS AGO August 23, 1984 Carol Osborne, from Crookston, MN has accepted the position of first grade teacher for the coming school year at Walnut Grove Elementary School. Her duties will also include Head Track Coach, and cheer- leader advisor. Douglas Beebout, Milroy, died from injuries received Friday when his crop-dust- ing plane struck a power line and crashed near Titonka, IA. Walnut Grove firemen were called to an abandoned farmsite owned by Dean Warner Tuesday afternoon when sparks from a pile of trash traveled to a nearby barn. Estimated loss of the buildings and equipment in the buildings is estimated to be $25,000 to $30,000. THIRTY YEARS AGO August 22, 1974 The new school year begins with 2 new teachers at the Walnut Grove schools. Mrs. Charles Goerlish has been hired as a second grade teacher. Mrs. Ruth Sanders of Tracy was hired as Jr. High Mathematics teacher. The position of 4-5th grade teacher has not been filled. Work Day Monday for members of Trinity Lutheran and St. Olaf- English. At Trinity the old side walk was torn out and new one formed, while at English and St. Olaf, the parsonage was scraped and repainted. FHA members attending the District FFA meeting at Bird Island, along with Mr. Woodford, were Jeff Harnack, Loren Knakmuhs, Jeff Van De Wiele and Shari Burnham. Team members: Bob and Jean Heggerston, Leonard McLaughlin, Jeff Farber, Harris Heggerston, Sharon Bakken, Ron Kottke, Pastor Bonnie Lomen Brian Theisen. Ryan Hoffman, Ashley Harrington, Jared Harnack, Whitney Frank, Dannielle Osland, Ralph and Ralphael Sherman (N. Mpls.), Jason Hoyt (Aldrich, MN), Teri Herder 859-5402 .Derek Bakken was a Saturday afternoon visitor at the home of Margie Bakken, and Tami Vesey and children, Ryan, Meghan, Tori, and Luke were Sunday morning vis- itors. Margie Bakken, Marjorie Bakken and iita: Addison visited "zrnlta Nackerud Sunday afternoon at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. Bob and Joyce Alcorn visited with Ron and Toni Alcorn and family in Alexandria on Saturday. Bob and Joyce were also guests at the Jeanne and Dwight Anderson home in Fergus Falls until Sunday. Don and Lisa Bruns, along with Matt Bruns and his friend, Katy, and Ben and Keshia Bruns, all i of Belle Plaine, Ron, Carol, Megan, Emily and great grandson Conner Bannick of St. Peter, and Jason,. Karl, Alex, Carter and Taylor Haug of Windom held an August 13th, 74th birthday party for Dick Bruns out at Plum Creek Park. All camped out at the park for the weekend. They held a surprise potluck supper for Dick on Saturday evening. Additional potluck guests were Walt and Lois Osborn, and Jerry and Denise Osborn, all of Madelia, Mark and Janelle Osborn and family of Janesville, Merron Gullickson and Dave, Lori and Heather Freeburg. Evening guests were Dale, Deb, Ben and Brandon Pacholl, Edith Swenson, Leo and Janet Theisen and Brian and Aaron. All enjoyed an evening around the bonfire. Dick and Lucille Bruns attended the Saturday, August 21, threshing bee lu Frigidaire Americas Premium Quality Appliances ON SALE AT Klasse Sales & Service Westbrook, Mn. 507-274-6166 I I Mission Trip "Returning Richer" By Pastor Bonnie Lomen Much goes through your mind as you prepare for a mission trip. We think of safety, and food, cars. sup- plies and we wonder what we will experience. This was true for Walnut Grove's St. Olaf and English Lutheran Churches as they prepared for a mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They chose to work with an organization called Hands of Faith which is headed by one of Walnut Grove's own-Curtis Hoyt. Curtis and his wife Bonnie are directors of this ministry to the Lakota Indian commu- nity. While the mission itself is five miles south of WALNUT GROVE NEWS guests at the home of Jim's parents, Bob and Pat Blahnik, in Spring Valley: On Saturday. Jim's mother and sisters, Shannon and Emily, threw Jim and Teri a baby shower in celebra- tion of the upcoming birth of their son, Andrew, in October. Mrs. Viola Steffen of Minneapolis and James, Judy and Krista Steffen of Woodbury were weekend visitors at the home of Oscar and Lorraine Steffen. Marilyn Swanson was a Wednesday afternoon visi- Butterfield, and then con- cluded their weekend activ- ities on Sunday at the fair in Fairmont with Jason and Karl Haug and grand- children, Alex, Carter, and Taylor. Ann Schommer and Elizabeth were Friday through Sunday guests at the home of Dorothy DeSmith. They had a very busy and productive week- end of freezing corn, pick- ing green beans and cucumbers and hanging window treatments. Jim and Teri Herder- Blahnik were weekend for food and coffee lovers'! Romantic, fun atmosphere Open Friday & Saturday nights - Real Hardwood Smokeld BBQ Ribs!t Music, candlelight, good times. Wine & Beer served. Coffee Beans Roasted on-site Le#00 Bonq Cede 2600 Broadway Ave., Slayton, MN 507-836-6008 J NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN TRACY! ! Pine Ridge. their ministry is to the reservation. They operate a Thrift Store in White Clay. two miles from the reservation just inside the Nebraska bor- der. They also seek to serve the Lakota by providing a program for males that want to beat the alcohol or drug addiction that has them cap- tive. There are other projects that Curtis helps supply on the reservation. He and Bonnie welcome teams of workers to build and remod- el. Our church team worked primarily on two projects: One was to raise two walls of the Oglala Recreation center tor at the home of Mike and Jeanette Gremmert in Redwood Falls. Saturday overnight guests at the home of Eugene and Marilyn Swanson were Vi Steffen and her granddaughter. Krista Steffen. John Johnson of Arizona, and his brother, Jim Johnson of Warsaw. were visitors at the home of Edna Lessman last Tuesday morning. Shrimp- Walleye- Steaks- Pastas- Salads & more.. WEDNESDAY IS FAMILY NIGHT 4:30 to I0:00 p.m. Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches & more SUNDAY BRUNCH starts AUGUST 29 Serving from I I a.m. to 2 p.m. being constructed. The other was clean-up and remodeling of a home. This team of 8 adults and Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Page 3rd St., Downtown Tracy, MN. hard to deal with the sures from outside to to their native beliefs. Charlie is adamant faith has turned their around from alcohol to ety. The team was to as Jesus in my house. Three days were a dozen of the team to and paint the out'side of house, fix holes in walls, out the bathtub with the and replace it with a and do general clean-up painting. Needless to with all the children no paint brush was Children painted their balls and even the dogs! The first day of work very productive, though versation between the and the Lakota famib coming so easy. the ond day. children team with arms held up hugs, the team youth older teens were ketball, and work was OPEN Wed. thru Sun. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Call 507-629-9000 or toll free 877-629-9001 These workers were busy working on one of the during the trip. 9 youth worked side by side with the family of Charles Janis. He and his wife Emma have 11 children in their home. They lost one child, and gave up one child to be adopted by their pastor and his wife, who were unable to have children. A three bedroom rambler was home to these 13 people. and occasionally to a couple of cousins. Charlie and Emma's oldest son, JR is in school to be a Youth Minister. This is strong testimony to a new- found faith. Charlie and Emma became Christian two years ago and find it very. 1157-/ joint. Charlie and Emma reached a point ing the need to do about the house, but it overwhelming task "dren around, and only sional employment. had to quit his full time with the Pine Ridge when Emma was sick. had no vacation days had to care for all the children. He has had name in for over a year employed again. Returni, Continued on Tracy Dance Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe & Tumbling! pre-school to high school age. For information call 629-4887 or 763-1521 Crafts & Country Store Fall Festival & Dinner at ImmaculateHeart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie, MN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, salad, and pie. Adults $7, Children $4, Pre-school Free= Take our orders available at 50 cents extra. ' Call the IHM Parish Office at 763-3545 Everyone is welcome/ Dance Accessories Available - Leotards, Shoes,