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SENTINEL TRIBUNE INSIDE Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Page 3 o Peterson- Fro=Po00e, A comprehensive history of Walnut Station and Walnut Grove Peterson held an old copy of the "Rural Center" newspaper." Fewer people probably know that the Walnut Grove High School team from 1906 to 1909 only lost one game during that period. At that time they also played some professional teams and the game they lost was at the hands of a pro team from Red Wing. At the turn of the century Walnut Grove had it's own cigar company. The company, called the "Luck 13," was formed by 13 local business- men. They pooled their resources to form the company hoping to strike it rich, however the company ended up failing after just a year of opera- tion. Peterson devotes considerable space to information about the school including country schools and their location. There is lists of all the bus driv- ers, teachers, board members, custo- dians, cooks, and even samples of early menus. It even tells when the school began using slate chalk boards. Peterson read a tidbit from the "Currie Pioneer" June of 1879. "A French-Canadian came through town with a trained bear. The school kids took a break from class and watched him and the bear perform." Another report in the local paper talked about a citizen, after leaving a local pub, got into a fight. He then went to the town constable and filed a complaint against himself- the constable filed the complaint and jailed him overnight and levied a small fine. In 1957 WCCO news anchor Cederic Adams came to town for a Vigoreena Feeds gathering, and did his night time news broadcast from the elevator. Laura Ingalls Wilder is well rep- resented in the book. She wrote an unpublished manuscript about "Temperance Organizations." She wrote, " A good temperance lodge was organized in town, and all the nice older people in town joined it. Pa and Ma joined although they were angry at the lecturer who orga- nized it, because he had been drink- ing and when lecturing for temper- ance and telling the evils of drinking, he had a bottle of whiskey in his pocket." Peterson's new book covers all aspects of the community including persons who went on to gain promi- nence beyond the community. Colonel Leo Thorsness, noted ex Paw from Vietnam, was highly dec- orated and has since written two books. May Hendrickson went to Hollywood and started an acting career. She acted in a film that was shown in the local theater in 1936. Lyle Garlock became assistant secretary of the Air Force -- he also was named one of the top ten career men in civil service in 1959. President Calvin Coolidge came through Walnut Grove on the train. He came through at 5:30 in the morning and people lined up along the tracks to wave at him. The train stopped in Tracy where he gave a whistle stop speech. Peterson's book is available on line at, he also can order books for people who do not have computers. Peterson said with the size of the book he could not afford to order books to have on hand. Deadline is Sept. 8 for deer permit lottery areas, special firearms and muzzleloader hunts Deer hunters who use a firearm or muzzleloader in a lottery area and want to har- vest an antlerless deer must apply for an either-sex permit by the Thursday, Sept. 8, deadline established by the 238, 250, 251,252, 253,274, 275,276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281,282, 283,284, 285,286, 288, 289, 290, 291,294, 295, 296 and 299. "Every year we estimate deer numbers using a popula- tion model that considers harvest and over-winter sur- vival," said Lou Comicelli, DNR big game program coordinator. "We use that information to determine which areas will be desig- nated as lottery." Minnesota Department of In lottery deer areas, fire- Natural Resources (DNR) ...... ,,.  "7.--  ..... /; arms ana muzzleloaaer nunt- muzk're75aer speclaq "uhts unless they apply for and also are Sept. 8: receive an either-sex permit, Lottery either-sex per- mits Hunters can apply for an either-sex permit in lottery deer areas using both their firearm and muzzleloader licenses. Although a hunter can be selected for both per- mits, successful applicants still can only take one deer. The change for 2011 is that the either-sex permit will be valid for both the firearm and muzzleloader season; however, a hunter must have a valid license for that season and the bag limit remains one deer per year. 2011 lottery deer areas are 103, 108, 119, 234, 235,237, which allows them to harvest an antlerless deer. Firearm and muzzle- loader special hunts For special hunts, a person may draw both a firearm and muzzleloader permit. This year, the special hunt tables are not printed in the regula- tions book. A complete list is available online at mndnr. gov/deer. All lottery winners will receive permits via U.S. mail. Hunters may apply for an either-sex permit through any DNR license agent, online at cense, or by calling 888-665- 4236. Teachers -- from page 1 ,,,, i,.i H ii. i..i Family: My parents, Harold and Wanda Holt, Pelican Rapids; brother, Conner, who is starting college at MN State Community & Technical College this fall. Hobbies and interests: I have to be outside in the garden or in the lake. I love to cook for my family and friends and enjoy reading. Been very active in 4-H. Being together with my family and friends is the most important thing to me. Additional comments: This is my first year teaching. I am so excited to be here in Westbrook Walnut Grove. I can't wait to see what is in store. Go Chargers!! Subscribe to the Sentinel Tribune New fishing dock at Bean Lake Members of the Red Rock Sportsmans Club installed a new fishing dock on the west side of Bean Lake. They also cleared a portion of the beach by the dock. 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