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T " t SENTINEL TRIBUNE ON RZCORD Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Page 2 OBITUARIES Maynard Ernest Johnson Funeral services for Maynard Ernest Johnson were held September 30, 2014 at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, MN. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Windo, MN. Maynard, 89, died September 25, 2014 at the Westbrook Hospital. Maynard was born on November 30, 1924 to Ernest and Lois (Wright) Johnson in Kimball Township, Jackson County, MN. He received his education by attending coun- try school and later GI Ag School. Maynard was drafted into the United States Army on December 12, 1944 and was honorably discharged on November 10, 1946. Maynard was united in mar- riage on July 5, 1953 to Ellen Johnson in Delavan, MN. After their marriage they made their home on a farm near Windom, in 1969 they purchased a farm of their own near Storden. They milked cows and farmed for many years. In 1982, they moved to a house in Storden and continued to work on the farm. Recently, Maynard and Ellen moved into the Good Samaritan Society in Westbrook. Maynard was a member of Amo Methodist Church where he held many offices, including Chairman and Trustee. He served on the Great Bend Township Board and ASC Committee. Maynard loved farming and driving tractor and combine. He enjoyed traveling, reading newspapers and farm magazines, bowling, and square dancing as a member of the Boots and Bows Club. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Johnson of Storden; chil- dren, Gary (Julie) Johnson Sauk Rapids, Kristi (AI) Thomason, Puget Sound, WA, Dean (Elizabeth) Johnson, Heron Lake, and Amy (Mike)Dahlhoff, Colorado Springs, CO; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Correne Anderson, Richfield; two brothers, Arlon Johnson, Windom and Myron (Evelyn) Johnson, Riverton, WY; brother-in-law, Ronald Johnson of Crystal; and many nieces, nephews and other rela- tives. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Royce Johnson; daughter, Gwen Johnson; grandson, Taylor Spongier; sister, Leora Johnson; and brother-in-law, Gordon Anderson. Maurice Lester Mitchell Funeral services for Maurice Lester Mitchell were held October 8, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, MN. Interment was in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice. com. Maurice, 91, rural Westbrook died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center. Maurice, son of Martha (Mischke) and Alexander Mitchell was born August 6, 1923 in Rosehill Township, Cottonwood County, MN. He attended District 51 and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1941. Maurice remained on the family farm. He married Hilda Brandt on August 15, 1953. Maurice built a herd of Shorthorn cattle. Maurice and Hilda were members of Trinity Lutheran Church and were active with youth groups. He also worked with the FFA and 4H program for many years, and served on the Cottonwood County Fair Board, and the Cottonwood County Cattlemen's Association. Maurice loved the land and cattle farming. In the 1972-73 school year, they hosted exchange student Simon Atanasov from Yugoslavia. In 1973, they were presented the WCCO "Good Neighbors" award, and Minnesota's Outstanding Purebred Cattleman. For many years Maurice host- ed the Beef Royale Live Show event at their Double M Ranch. Survivors include nieces and nephews: Marlo (Elaine) Lindstrom, Westbrook, Sandra (Larry) Eisfeld, Hadley, Joan (James) Anderson, Mitchell, SD, Lyn Parrott, Portland, OR, Marcia (Van) Johnson, Jackson, Kent Refsal (Judy Marteniuk), Laingsburg, MI, Jeannie Franceus, Wessington Springs, SD, Nancy Gertner (Paul Maggitti), St. Louis Park, and Todd Refsal, Edina; brother-in-law Elmer (Wanda) Brandt, Westbrook; special friend Ruth Lidtke Bevier, Westbrook; many grandnieces and nephews, great great grandnieces, other relatives and friends. Preceding horn in death were his parents; wife Hilda in 2001; sisters: Clara and Elsie Mitchell, Alice Lindstrom, Flossie Gertner, and Viola Refsal brother Chester Mitchell; infant sis- ters Lorraine and Myrtle; nephews Jay Lee Mitchell and Jeffrey Lindstrom; niece Carol Kay Mitchell Hudson Trott. Gladys Mae Murray Funeral services for Gladys Mae Murray will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephens Gladys, 82, Revere, formerly of California, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center. Gladys Mae was born January 30, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA to Godfred and Brownie (Von Engel) Hansen. She graduated from El Monte Union High School in 1949. On March 19, 1950 Gladys married Curtis Murray. 'She was co-owner of Del Taco in Victorville, CA and Murray's Drive Thru in Hesperia, CA. The couple moved to Revere, MN in 1989. Gladys was known as the Del Taco Lady in California and the Quesadilla Lady in Lamberton. She was very involved in church and was a powerful prayer intercessor. Gladys also initiated Clowns for Christ which participated in local parades. She enjoyed being a grandmother and was always making new friends. Survivors include her children: Sandra (Richard) Weedman of Lamberton, Diana (Alan) Normandin of Iowa, and James of Revere; grandchildren: Amy, Miehelle, Lynn, Heather, Jeremy, and David; and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Curtis; son Michael; sister Patsy; brothers Arthur and Arnold. DNR urges hunters to think, safety 24/7 Another season of hunt- ing is here, and along with it comes all the responsi- bilities to ensure a safe hunt, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Taking the best shot at the right time ensures a safe and productive hunt. "Until you are complete- ly sure of your target, don't even raise your gun," said Acting Capt. Jon Paurus, DNR enforcement educa- tion program coordinator. "Always make certain that you have a safe backstop or background since the bul- let will likely pass through the primary target and strike whatever is behind it." Hunters also need to keep track of buildings, road- ways, and other hunters. Don't ever shoot at sound-- -it may be a child, a hunter, or ,an innocent bystander. When hunting, know the identifying features of the game you're after. Never shoot at fiat, hard surfaces, such as water, rocks, or steel because of ricochets. "Be certain of your tar- get and your line of fire," Paurus said. "Keep your trigger finger off the trig- ger and outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot." Hunters are also remind- ed to: *Treat every firearm with the same respect due a load- ed firearm. *Be sure that the bar- rel and action are clear of obstructions. *Wear hunter orange for protection and the safety of other people. *Avoid all horseplay with a firearm. *Never climb a tree or jump a ditch with a loaded firearm. Never pull a fire- arm toward body by the muzzle. *Ask permission before II entering private land. *Obey all wildlife laws. *Report observed law violations to Turn-In- Poachers (TIP) hotline at 800-652-9093. Cell phone users can dial #TIP. *Store firearms and ammunition separately beyond the reach of children and adults. *Avoid alcoholic bever- ages or other mood-altering drugs before or while shoot- ing. *Tell someone the gener- al hunting vicinity and time of return. *Have a first aid kit avail- able and a means of com- munication such as a cell phone. Renember, shoot-" ing hours are a half hour before sunrise to the half hour after sunset. The complete sunrise/sunset table is available in the 2014 Minnesota Hunting Trapping Handbook avail- able at licensing outlets or online at: www.dnr.state. index.html. Minnesota's bear, small game and archery deer sea- sons are currently under- way. Waterfowl season begins Sep. 27; turkey sea- son, Oct. 4; and pheasant season, Oct. 11. The firearm deer season begins Nov. 8. Check www.dnr.state. for more information. Minnesota hunters born after Dec. 31, 1979, must take a DNR hunter educa- tion firearms safety train- ing course and receive a certificate of completion before buying a license for big or small game. Check safety/index.html to find a COUrSe. There are many other rules that hunters must abide by. Check the the Call ft alone in needing a osystem. Help biologists and protect our natural treasures. :',lul) Illlcrn;lli()n00ll I;()llll(lll i()ll 800377.5399 af;riClubFomdatiorl.or@ Notice to Walnut Grove & area subscibers & readers IPIES A drop box for various news items is located at the... 13ubai Food Store 507-859-2160 For your convenience there is a toll-free number at our Westbrook Office 1-800-410-1859 If you have questions or would like to place an ad or order printing please call the above number. 2014 Minnesota Hunting Trapping Handbook for more information. Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 or 800-410-1859 t 5OTTONWOOD ' _;OURT NEWS September 26-30, 2014 Speeding: $125.00 Nafisa A. Hassan, Minneapolis, MN; Brandee M. Jepsen, Odin, MN; Jennifer A. Butler, St. James, MN $135.00 - Colton D. Augustin, Shakopee, MN $145.00 - Mario S. Alfaro, Worthington, MN $280.00 -Travis D. Palmer, Mt. Lake, MN No parking: $34.00 - Michael R. Zea, Lakefield, MN Seat belt violation: $110.00 - Kelsey E. Moret, Windom, MN; Alexandra J. Leland, Windom, MN; Jasmine L. Zimmer, Westbrook, MN; Doran B. Johnson, Dundee, MN No proof MV Ins: $200.00 - Travis D. Palmer, Mt. Lake, MN; $285.00 - Vicki A. Canfield, Fulda, MN Brakes required on trail- ers and semitrailers: $185.00 - Kenick C. Olson, Trimont, MN Expired plates: $30.00 - Kenick C. Olson, Trimont, MN Driving without a valid license: $185.00 - Aaron J. Krumm, Worthington, MN I00ational 4-H Week Cottonwood County Youth along with 4-Hers across the nation will cel- ebrate National 4-H Week on October 5-11. For over 100 years, 4-H has provid- ed youth with the oppor- tunities necessary to learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. The four H's remain the same: head, heart, hands and health. They repre- sent the important areas of intellect, character, skills and physical development that are essential to living a fulfilling life, not only as a young person but as an adult member of society. Today, 4-H focuses on three contemporary pri- orities for youth develop- ment: citizenship, healthy lifestyles and science, engineering and technol- ogy. Within these catego- ries, young people can choose among more than 1,000 projects where they can gain skills and knowl- edge applicable now and in the future. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, "learn by doing" experiences encourage youth to experi- ment, innovate and think independently. 4-H pro- grams are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs. 4-H is a community of six million young people, ages 5-19, across America learning leadership, citi- zenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of National 4-H Headquarters (USDA). The 4-H programs are implemented by the 106 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. As the youth develop- ment program for millions of young people, 4-H is in every community across America - urban, suburban and rural. 4-H uses more than a century of experi- ence in youth development programming to build strong, confident leaders. In Cottonwood County, more than 215 youth are involved in the local 4 H program. To enroll in the 4-H program, log on to To learn more about the 4-H program in Cottonwood County, contact Crystal Reith, Cottonwood Cgunty 4-H Program Coordinator, at 831-4022 or 1-800-967- 1763. Thu 10/9 58/33 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 30s. Fri 10110 ....  ....... G "-=t" 57/34 Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 30s. Sat 10/11 59/42 Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s. Sun 10/12 t 60146 Showers pos- sible in the afternoon. Mon 10/13 59/43 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s. Area news briefs Fulda Free Press - Marissa Kunerth was in Washington, D.C. from September 15 - 18, serving as Minnesota's Youth Service America Ambassador. Kunerth was selected to serve after applying for the ambassadorship in May. Only one youth from each state, and Washington, D.C. is selected. Kunerth received funding and training to lead an initiative in Minnesota about distracted Driving. Murray County Herald - The MCC fifth grade class trav- eled to Avoca's Lime Lake recently on the Prairie Ecology Bus from Lakefield, MN. Concluding the hands-on session they talked about water quality. They also used aquatic dip nets to find macroinvertebrates - or creatures without a back- bone such as insect larvae, crayfish, leeches, snails, etc. Tracy Headlight Herald - Russ Stobb and Steve Ferrazzano i feel the long-term interests of city taxpayers and local health- care will be best served if Sanford Health owns the Tracy hospital and clinic. Mayor Tony Peterson felt that the pro- posed hos, pital/clinic sale discussion was "moving in the right direction. It would relieve the city of the expense of future hospital/clinic improvements. Windom Citizen - The former car dealership, Towlerton Motors, that sat empty for seven years, is looking better every day, as GDF Enterprises and Ag Builders gets set to move to this location. Newly rebuilt offices line the east side of the building's new showroom. In less than two months, the showroom will feature new flooring and a wide array of GDF and Ag Builders products.