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llJU m nmlmllmmllmllml SENTINEL TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Page 3 Westbrook pool gets covered Street supervisor Dan Joel and Carl Conrad were busy last week installing a new winter pool cover. The new cover will save the city many hours of cleaning time in the spring when they prepare the pool for the swimming season. Heritage House- From pagel Stella Cohrs, Doris Ewy, Valeta Bass, Kay Olson, Anna and Flossie Gertner, Dona Schmidt, Evelyn Madson, and others fell most of the work of Special Events, such as ice cream and pie socials, Buffalo Feeds, Open Houses, Rummage sales, a Food Wagon at auc- tion sales, School Tours, Raffles and the like. Maurice and Hilda Mitchell donated buffalo meat for an annual fund-raiser. In 1992, an original log cabin was acquired from Keith Nelson and moved on site next to the depot. Trees were felled and cut to replace the bottom row of logs and the cabin walls were rechinked. Doors and win- dows were added and the interior finished and fur- nished. There can be no ques- tion of the range of abilities or of the dedication of our fel- lows. They next tackled the con- struction of a parade float, titled "The Rolling Museum," which, when entered in parades, won awards for Westbrook. Jim Erickson built us a flagpole. A windmill came from Leo and Agnes Vortherms. A History of Westbrook's first hundred years was written by a small group of Museum members This late 1800's log house was moved in from Dutch Charley Creek. After many hours of labor the cabin was transformed into a beautiful addition to the museum. and printed in 2000. Riley Williams' Eagle Scout project provided the wonderful mural beside the depot Time has stolen away many of our treasured mem- ber/friends. This ebbing tide has left too few too worn and a magnificent idea lies quiv- ering. For the past few years the museum in fact, and in princi- • ple, has been kept afloat by just a few. Just now our president/chairman position is held by Gene Larson. Loyal at meetings and on Sundays are Dennis Timgren, Loy Woelber, Dennis Anderson, Jim Erickson, Dixie Severson, Shannon Helgeson, Wes and Joan Bakker, and new additions Dan Peterson and Daryl Hrdlicka. Others continue to cheer from the sidelines, and help at special events. Bless 'elTL But voila! a transfusion is at hand: new enthusiasm, new ideas, from the very beings for which the museum was conceived, our young• CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE - BIG RESULTS September GOOD SAMARITAN STAR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH 0000000000000000000 • Sentinel Tribune Tip Line • • If you see news happening or have a • • .... .......... ........... • • story id6 cali '6i News Tip Line. ..... • • 274-6136 or • • 1-800-410-1859 • • Due to staff limitations we may not always be • • able to respond to your tips or ideas. However we • • will do our best to give every call full regard. • • Thank you for your help and consideration. • 0000000000•00000000 Area news briefs Fulda -- Tina Mills in the new intern pastor for Prairie Star Ministries and will work with the congregations until August of 2010. She is living in the First Lutheran Church parsonage in Dundee, MN. Lamberton -- Highwater Ethanol, LLC is up and run- ning, noted the many speakers at the grand opening cer- emony Friday as the local industry opened its doors to the public (and investors) to learn about the plant which began producing ethanol July 24 when the first 15 semi loads of corn were delivered to the plant. Siayton -- The Murray County Historical Society host- ed a two-day Quilt Show at the historical Dinehart/Holt House in Slayton on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12. Over seventy quilts and wall hangings were dis- played. Tracy -- Tracy Area High School Principal Chad Anderson has been recognized as the 2009 MN Association of Secretaries to the Principals Administrator of the Year. Anderson received his award at the MASP Educational Secretaries Workshop in July. Windom -- At Monday's regular meeting, the Windom school board gave Supt. Wayne Wormstadt the OK to i pursue a Flexible Learning ear Calendar. This gives Wormstadt an opportunity to work with other area dis- tricts to build an application for the new calendar. ONKEN BACKHOE SERVICE Complete Farm Drainage Ditch Cleaning Dozer Work Basement Digging All Types of Trackhoe & Backhoe Work Septic System Design & Installation Mike Onken Westbrook Shop Lyle Onken 507-274-6649 507-734-3150 507-635-1049 Summer leaving the area Fall is coming in with a definite change as temperatures went from mid summer to mid fall overnight. A few fields of beans have already been harvested, with a few more drying days, harvest will be in full swing. Avanelle Winter dies in Texas Avanelle "Avie Fritts" Winter, age 89 of Weslaco, TX, for- merly of Westbrook, passed away September 18, 2009 in Weslaco, TX. ' M e m o r i a 1 Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 28 at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, at the Westbrook Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Online con- dolences may be sent at Nancy Burns Activity Assistant • iiii I I i "1  r m 1 • ! .CE4 sa.mantani I so00l00.ty- ! k WESTBROOK)