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I l~j~. t~ ,~, ~ Serving: Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Dovray, and Revere areas I/I Volume No. 7 Wednesday, August 28, 1991 Issue No. 49. Grade orientation GROVE -- Fifth grade students and their parents gathered at the WWG Middle Monday night, August 26, for orientation. Superintendent Wlemers reviewed the handbook. The students toured their classrooms and checked out their locker following Mr. Wlemers presentation. All staff positions for Middle School have been and all staff members were present on Monday night. There are 41 students registered 5th grade to date. ST Photo. l) The Des Moines River board of Murray County Art and his wife, Erma, a party and supper at the Manor shortly after he in July 1991. evening was July 19 when was presented with a plaque and a program with the township clerk, Reuben Rupp, reading Ar s history as he worked for the township over the many years. The history that was read is as follows: In 1933 and 1934 Art was hired by the township to drag a section the Des Moines River Town of the roads in the township and in recognition of the 20 was also appointed to a position as Township supervisor from known as :"Section Boss" for weed to 1991. He also received a positions for 19 years out of the following 26. In 1963-64-65 he was elected assessor of the towuship. In the fall of 1965, ejection of assessors was discontinued and it became an appointive office. Art was 1966 and 67. In 1968 he terminated his role as assessor and his son "Bud" was appointed. Bud has served as assessor since then, which is 23 years. of Award" in of nearly 50 years of public service as a offr er in promoting the :tives and purposes of government in the Minnesota, signed by Lothor the president of the Association of A beautiful decorated cake made Mavis Amundson was served that evening. Arts family were all invited to celebration. Also, all the members and their Lawrence J. Kirchner, and wife Bernice; Amundson, vice chairman, wife Mavis; Herbert Olson, and wife Mardella; Rupp, clerk, and wife Also Lloyd and Ellen who once was on the board county commissioners Reimer and wife Florence and Duane and wife Luella. The evening was spent visiting Chamber schedules 3nd annual "Food Fair" WESTBROOK -- At the last Chamber of Commerce meeting members voted to hold the First Avenue Food Fair for the third year. The Food Fair which, last year, was a rousing success will be Friday September 6th from to 1:00 to 3:00 l .m. ,Again the evfnt will feature food samples that will be offered in the business district, the nursing home and the Heritage House Mascaras. ' Along with Chamber members other organizations are being to participate. The event is one that is for fun and offers an opportunity for the besi to show off their wares and services. Be sure to mark your calendar to auend The First Avenue Food Fair and have a taste of Westbrook hospita ty Complete details can be found in next weeks RED ROCK - SHETEK - MARKET. Victor R. Hansen passed away . Victor R. Hansen, 81, passed away on Tuesday morning, August 27, at the McKeunan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Rick Cornish will be officiating at the 10:.30 a.m. service to be held on Friday, August 30, at the Storden Baptist Church. Visitation is on Thursday, August 29 at the Community Center in Storden from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and one hour before the service at the church. . Receives Eagle Scout Award WESTBROOK --- Sunday afternoon Andrew Haar son of Roger and Deb Haar received his Eagle Scout award at Grace Lutheran Church. Andy Is a member of Troop 19, arid earned 21 merit badges along with several service proJletl culminated with a project building out house facilities at Double Lake. Andy is the seventh scout to achieve thl| honor in the past five years. Nationally less than 2% of all m achieve thle award. Congratulations Andy on a job well done. At the court of honor 6 other scouts received awardlk They are Tenderfoot, Lance Klasse, Brad Cohrs, Jalon Kirchner, Juhhl Rlddell and Jeff Merchant. Jason Merchant also received 3 more merit badges. ST Photo. In March of 1971 Art was el cted to supervisor and has had WALNUT GROVE--Final Walnut Grove board member visiting artists conld be used at that office until his present for the beginning of school Marianne Boerboom, queried,Middle Scbe . were discussed at the joint"How many kours at joint The meetingwasadjoemedwidt retirement this July 1991, a span of Westbrook Walnut Grove school meetings have been spent on this no definite date set for the next 20 years. " In all total Art has served in board meeting held on Thursday subject?" joint meeting. township government for over 47 night, August 22. Transportation for students was years. Many decisions were made Tbe matter of seventh and eighth discussed with input from School open during all these years with the grade football was discussed at Westbrook bus owner, Gwen information importance of township length. The program includes Kvilhaug. Routes were reviewed government always being his main Storden/Jeffers students and with discussion on the time to Bus and school infommtion sad focus. Art has always maintained Storden/Jeffers is requesting begin classes. Mrs. Kvilhaug school calendars are being sent to the importance of what we call practices be held in Westbrook reported there needs to be more all families in the school district. If "Grass Roots GovernmenL" rather than Walnut Groxe with work done on two of Westlm3ok's you have a child that will be going to the Westbrook or Walnut Grove Art, we salute you for your games to be played in Walnut mules in order to begin picking up many years of service. We thank Grove. students no earlier than 7:00 a.m. school districts and did not receive you for your efforts and Walnut Grove board members A propmal to have Walnut Grove information please call the school contributions to Des Moines River do not agree with the Westhrook buses pick up some of Westhrook's your child will be going to. control. The pay scale for dragging Township. We wish you well insite practice arrangement. Jeff students and the possibility of Westbrook 274-6111 and Walnut roads wns set at 50 cents per mile. your retirement and wish at this Bertschi, member of the committee buses meeting at SL Olaf Church Grove 859-2141. Also activity In 1936 he was again hired for time to present you with thisthat has worked out the athletic to transfer high school and middle tickets will be available on dragging, but the pay scale was "Certificate of Award", signed by arrangement was adamant in school students was considered. Tuesday, September 3, 1991 at then raised to 60 cents per mile. our president, Lothor Walter and keeping practices and games in The transportation committee will 9:00 a.m. at all school In 1937 he was elected to the secretary, David A. Fricke of the Walnut Grove. "The program is in be workin on the schedule before Adult $30.00 High School $15.00 office of Justice of Peace and in Minnesota Association of Walnut Grove. If the kids aren't school begms. Middle School & 1938 he was elected to be Townships andthisplaquefrom here, they are not pan of it. Have High School and Middle SchoolElementary $10.00 Constable of the township. He the Des Moines River Town the Im3grmn in one site. I can't see staffing reports were given by Mr. served in one or another of these Board. Wiemers. and Mr. Richards. WESTBROOK -- At a spec " be in good financial health, Monday night, the city although future unforeseen named 5 persons to the expenses could change the picture. Cable TV Board. They are Carlson, John Madson, Doom, Carolyn Benson Rodney Benso Some of the responsibilities will conduct an annual survey of Also, based on the recommend changes in According to information gained other boards, it would be to add channels rather than tg Ones: Terms for the first board will be, l year t qms, two 2 year terms one 3 year term. After that be all 3 year terms. The council passed a resolution adopt the levy for 1992. The levy is identical to last levy. 1992 Tax Levy fund $63,543.00 fund $1,200 00 fund $3,000.00 fund $4O,OOO.OO $140,2.43.00 With recent changes in the law it very difficult to increase the There are several reasons a can raise there levies. Fiscal cod:id is one of the ways the raise the levy, ho: ver On a related subject the council set the date for the "truth in taxation hearing" for December 2rid at the regular meeting. City Clerk Mary Lee Peterson asked to review her salary. When she took the job she was told it would be from 20 - 25 hours per levy increase would have to be by the state. At this time the city appears to WG school '92-93 levy set WALNUT GROVE--Prior to the joint Wesdxook Walnut Grove board meeting on Thursday, August 22, the Walnut Grove board of education held the levy meeting. week. However it has been running All department f nd about 30 - 35 hours per week. requirements were reviewed with Based on $625 per month'she is the final levy figure set at now getting, it figures to less than $649,313.05 for the coming school $5.00 per hour. Which is less than year. The levy was set at the limit shc was making to begin with. allowed by law, bet an infmmafion The cotmcil agreed with her and tax levy meeting will be held later in the year. possibly sometime in offered to pay her $840 per month, December for the general public. and review the situation next year. Peterson accepted the offer. The levy could possibly be Donna Goehring told the cotm il reduced at that time if it is found that this would be the last week of the tax limit is not needed. swimming. The pool will close for the season after Friday. The hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The reason the pool will close after Friday is that there is not enough guards available. The council gnmted a license to Robert Ihrke to build an addition and deck on his home. The next regular meeting will be Monday September 9th. It was rescheduled because of the Labor Day Holiday. the proposal from S/J as any interest to Walnut Grove'. Vice Chairman, Fran Van De Wiele, who chaired the joint meeting stated," We are continually compromising on this issue after the fact. The decision was made to have the seventh and eighth grade program in Walnut Grove." Steve Kjorness explained S/J has no additional expense having practice in Westbrook as the varsity practices at that site. Transportation for S/J students would be a problem if the practices were held at the Walnut Grove site. AppUcants were b ng interviewed Early deadlines for and both administrators were confident the vacant positions will Labor Day he filled by September 3, the fwst day of schooL Mr. Richards gave a report on the Magnet Arts grant that has been awarded to WWG High Due to the Labor Day weskt l the Sentinel/Tribune requests your cooperation with early deadlines. - Peach and Market deadHms School. Staff members attended a will be $:00 p.m. on Friday, workshop in Elk River where a August 30. grades 9-12 model had been set All local news items the up. The group spent two days at deadline will be 12 noon on the workshop and will be using Saturday, August 31. News some of the ideas presented, offices will be open Saturday Present plans are to offer classes in morning and the news will be six areas, and there is a po . ibil!ty called for at that lime. Heritage House Museum to meet WESTBROOK --- Members of the Heritage House Museum will meet today (Wednesday) at the m~. A:'tcr meeting there will be a WALNUT GROVE --- Weatb rook Grove Middle School marching band members held .wont night, please Ix g necessary practice Tuelday morning, AUgUat 27. Full compliment of band members was not preasnt due tems for cleanup inside and ouL tO the State Fair conflict, but will 110 Jlly be back for practice o n Friclay. The band, undm" the dlrsction of Tom and Kathy Vond will march In the Trscy uox Car Day parade Monday, September 2. ST Photo.