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I I L SENTINEL TRIBUNE COMNIUNITY Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Page 6 FIFTEEN YEARS AGO October 6, 1999 Friday night the grounds crew had a monumental task cleaning the football field for the conference show-down of two undefeated teams. In spite of the 5 inches of wet heavy snow, the crew man- aged to clear the field with only a half hour delay. Mark Kjomess received the Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence at the Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C. on September 3. Mark is a Captain in the U.S. Army, currently serving in the Pentagon, Office of Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Joint efforts of the Westbrook Education Foundation, Westbrook Young Men's club and the Westbrook Board of Education made a purchase of a new grand piano for the Westbrook Music Department. The beautiful instrument is a 1995 6ft. Yamaha Grand. It is replac- ing the 1960 baby grand the choir has used for about 25 years. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 19, 1984 Judy Hamilton will be sworn in as Postmaster of Dovray on Friday, October 12, at 9 am. Postmaster Donald L. Ethier of Minneapolis will be here to install her. Members of St. Anthony's ;ES IN THE PAST MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road Church took part in the bal- loon launch following Mass on Sunday, October 7, signi- fying the opening of RENEW -- a 3-year program to pro- mote spiritual growth of the people of God as a vibrant faith community. After several mild and pleasant days last week, skies began to cloud Thursday eve- ning and by Friday night sprinkles were falling. The week remained wet, cloudy and foggy into Monday. Temperatures remained in the 50s, with forecast prediction 70s by Wednesday. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO October 9, 1969 Members of the Westbrook Fire Department were at the elementary school Monday afternoon as part of their observance of National Fire Prevention Week. DeLon Knudson, Glen Ward, and Francis Cohrs demonstrated the equipment used by the department in fighting fires. Keith Kopperud, baritone player in the Westbrook High School Band, will spend next week playing in the National FFA Band at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City. With the addition of 22 names, there are now exactly 100 persons signed up to take the training program for ambulance operators. The training program begins October 20 at the elementary school. DNR urges motorists to be alert for deer in the fall urges cause the ani- mals to become increas- ingly mobile throughout October and November. "When you see deer along the roadside, reduce your speed and be wary of any sudden movement," said Soring. "If a deer crosses the road, others may follow in its path." While deer may be seen crossing roadways at any time of day, they are most active at dawn and dusk. These are the same hours most people are traveling to and from work. Drivers can avoid hitting deer by slowing down during these hours and being particularly alert in areas where deer typically cross. The Minnesota Department of Natural ReSources urges motor- ists to be especially alert this autumn to avoid vehicle/deer accidents. "Fall is an extremely active time for wildlife, especially deer," said Col. Ken Soring, DNR enforcement director. "Drivers need to remain alert and drive with par- ticular caution this time of year." In the fall, deer popu- lation numbers are at a peak. Consequently, the potential for drivers to enceunter them on the roadways is greatly increased. In addition, autumn is the breeding season for white-tailed deer and reproductive Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transport- ing crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every comer of the state are out using the highways," said Sue Groth, state traffic engi- neer. "Motorists need to be prepared to encounter slow- moving farm vehicles, espe- cially on rural, two-lane roads." Farm equipment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. The machines also make wide turns and sometimes cross over the center line. In addi- tion, farm vehicles can create large blind spots, making it difficult for operators to see approaching vehicles. All of these factors can cause seri- ous crashes. During 2011-2013, 392 traffic crashes took place on Minnesota roads involving at least one farm vehicle, result- ing in 14 fatalities and 210 injuries. Of the 14 fatalities, nine were farm vehicle riders; of the 210 injuries, 54 were farm vehicle riders. "The biggest factors con- tributing to farm equipment/ vehicle crashes are inatten- tion, speeding and unsafe passing," Groth said. "When approaching farm equipment, motorists should always slow down and use extreme cau- tion." Motorists should:  ' : " *Watch for debris dropped' by trucks hauling sugar beets and other crops. It is safer to brake or drive through debris than to .veer into oncoming cars or off the road. *Wait for a safe place to pass. *Wear seatbelts. *Drive with headlights on at all times. Farm equipment opera- tors should: *Use lights and flashers to make equipment more vis- ible. *Use slow-moving vehicle emblems on equipment trav- eling less than 30 mph. *Consider using a follow vehicle when moving equip- ment, especially at night. 241453 See a speciatist here at home Endoscopy Orthopedics Cardiology General Surgery Nephrology Adult Psychiatry Child Psychiatry Joseph Wittett, MD Joyce Tarbet, MD Kelly Steffen, DO Efithimios Bakatakos, MD Traci Kruse, MD Anthony Rupp, MD Danhong Zhao, MD Steven Cochran, MD Steven Cochran, MD Chit.d and Adolescent Psychiatry HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM Early main street photo of Westbrook was called Whited Street, today it is known as First Avenue. Westbrook class of 1949 I, ! The Westbrook High School class of 1949 held a reunion at Jackpot Junction September 25. Back row: Norma Creel Johnson, Elmer Brandt, Wes Bakker, James Boeck, Roger Benson. Front row: Frances McCartor Grams, La Vonne Soil Hanson, Myron Grams, Willis Gertner. Submitted photo 00week Q: How does prescribed burning benefit prairies and grasslands? A: When properly planned and managed, fire can reju- venate prairies and grass- lands while helping to pre- vent brush and trees from taking over. Historically, periodic wildfires swept across Minnesota's prai- ries, killing or suppressing woody plants and encour- aging deep-rooted grasses and flowers. Today, the Department of Natural Resources uses pre- scribed burning to improve wildlife habitat, control weed species and enhance native plant communities. Using a carefully-devised burn plan, fire crews ignite a specific plot of land and monitor the fire from start to finish. The bum plan- ning also includes leaving a portion of the land as undisturbed habitat. After a bum, sun-loving native prairie plants will quickly emerge from the warmed black soil and develop lush regrowth. For more information, visit rxfire. 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