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SENTINEL TRIBUNE CO00[MUNITY Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Page 7 Special Comml nity Projects Grants Walnut Grove. Amencan Legion Front row from left: Barb Sandquist, Marshall; Mary Lou Anderson, Tracy; Donna Kurth, Ivanhoe; Bev Wambeke, Marshall; Mary Hansen, Tracy; United Way board director, Jeff Cordes; and GOLD College Director, Marcia Beukelman. Back Row: David Doering, Redwood Falls; Renee Krentz, Walnut Grove; Richard Wambeke, Marshall; Linda Tucker, Boyd; David Taylor, Marshall; Lloyd Peterson, Marshall; and Toni Fredrickson, Granite Falls. Submitted photo The United Way of Southwest Minnesota Board of Directors recent- ly approved two Special Community Projects Grants in the first round totaling $8,500.00. For 2014-2015, $12,000 was made available to fund these special proj- ects. Round two will have a deadline of January 30 and the remaining $3,500.00 will be available. All grant applicants were reviewed and interviewed by community volunteers who then made their recommendations to the Board for final approval sim- ilar to the process used in the spring for Community Impact grant applicants; only on a smaller scale. Projects being funded had a clear tie to the United Way's Goals for the Common Good focusing on Education, Income (financial stability), Health, Hunger or Safety & Well-Being and demonstrated clear impact and potential outcomes in those areas. Those applica- tions being funded in Round One are as follows: Health: GOLD College at SMSU will use grant dollars for a One Day University. The goal of the program is to introduce a larger aging population from the region to the benefits of lifelong learning and further stimu- late intellectual and cultural opportunities in a One Day University experience. The September meeting of Walnut Grove American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267 was held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 with 16 members present. Meeting was called to order by President Marlys Pemble at 7:20 p.m. Chaplain Krentz led opening prayer and read from an article about the 9-11 memorial. Thirty seconds of silence were observed for the deceased. Pledge of Allegiance to the flag recited by the member- ship who then sang America and recited the Preamble. Secretary's report of May minutes read by Burnham and accepted as read. Treasurer's report given by Pat Hansen. Communications includ- ed: thank you from: Steff Ankrum for scholarship; Samantha Baker serving in Afghanistan for gift pack- age and memorial cards from families of Madeline Brown and Shirley Lorenz. Unfinished Business: *Memorial Day: Colors carried by M Pemble and R Krentz at program at school. *Poppy certificate award- ed to Unit 267 for our partici- pation in Poppy sales. *June 15 Girls State par- ticipation certificate will be presented to Lena by Rennae Krentz. *June 12 Gloria and John Doubler and Marlys Pemble attended a beautiful and moving Retiring Flag cer- emony in Lucan. *June 23 Four members helped at another successful Bloodmobile held in WG. *July 19 Pie sales held in conjunction with the Lions club supper night during pag- eant was a success. Hats off to chairwoman Mara Wiggins. *July 26 Sons of American Legion fundraiser also a suc- cess and there is a picture of Randy Tietz in the Second District newsletter. New Business: *Local officers: The mem- bership of Unit 267 voted to retain the same slate of offi- cers who served the previous year. It was also noted that Second District Commander and National American Legion Commander are both women this year. *Chris Ronning, Dept President announced the department theme: "Our Veterans: Past, Present and Future". *Nichole Elzenga thanked Auxiliary all who support the museum. Open house Memorial Day was a success. The light- ing ceremony had a great local turnout. Weekend of the pageant stars reunion was a huge success. All activities went very well. *Upcoming Legion activi- ties include: Sept 10 District picnic at MVH Luveme ; Oct 24-25 Fall conference at Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen. *Minn VA Hospital Mpls needs 45"x60" lap robes and neck pillows. *We have clothing protec- tors and lap robes for MVH Luveme and these will be delivered in September. MVHL could also use wheel chair bags. *A review of the pro- posed budget for 2014-2015 brought about two revi- sions. Motion Krentz second Elzenga to accept the revised budget. Passed unanimous. Chaplain Krentz read clos- ing prayer. President Pemble adjourned the meeting 8:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Stephanie Burnham, Secretary MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS AGO October 6, 1999 On September 30, the sale o( Citizens State Bank to Integrity Bank Plus was completed. The transfer of ownership took place at the World Trade Center in St. Paul to facilitate the filing of documents with the MN Secretary of State. Out of the mist and rain came the marathoners who biked, jogged, or walked to raise money for non-public education on Sunday, October 7. St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tracy and St. Paul's Catholic Church, Walnut Grove, combined forces for the marathon. About one hundred partici- pants joined in the marathon that covered approximately sixteen miles from St. Mary's in Tracy to Walnut Grove City Park, then back to St. Mary's. Friday afternoon, October 1, Maydra Maas, represent- ing the Redwood County Dairy Farmers, presented a program and dairy treats to the fourth grade students. Maydra discussed a geogra- phy map of MN Agriculture for the students and then gave out ice cream treats and pencils to the children. Karie Evrist and Jonathan Lauzon were crowned Homecoming Queen and. King at WWG High School earlier in the week. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 4, 1984 MN Department of Natural Resources personnel visited Lake Laura Plum Creek County Park Friday, October 4, to add fresh stock to the lake. Game fish are taken from shallow lakes during late summer and early fall to be transferred to deeper water to prevent winter kill. Most of the fish brought in Friday were taken from shal- low lakes in the Hutchinson area. Neighbors gathered at the Doug Beebout farm east of Walnut Grove Friday morn- ing to harvest the soybean crop. Doug Beebout was killed August 17 when his spray plane hit a power line near Algona, IA. 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News & Ad deadline Friday 9:00 a.m. (e-mail news must be submitted before noon on Monday) wagons, and other equipment were brought in to handle the crop. Milroy Farmers Coop dispatched the firms bulk truck to the farm to keep the equipment fueled. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO October 9, 1969 Tuesday several ag stu- dents accompanied Dr. Wallace Nelson of the Southwest Experiment Station to St. Paul and toured the University campus. Students who accompanied him were John Davis, Arlen, Knott, Chuck Maas, Bruce Mathiason, and Dennis Swenson. Twenty-four Walnut Grove people are taking an ambu- lance training course in Lamberton this week. About one hundred and fifty relatives and friends congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Kopperud on the 25th wedding anniversary at their Old Westbrook Church Sunday afternoon. A son, Russell Kopperud of Sioux City, was master of ceremo- nies for the program. Partnership Tips for college students to avoid ID theft College students have plen- ty to juggle when it comes to school, work and their social lives. Due to that level of activity, fighting fraud often doesn't make the list of top priorities. H6Ccever,  College students are especially vul- nerable to identity theft, and Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers a list of simple steps students can take to pro- tect themselves on campus. According to the 2014 Identity Fraud Survey Report released by Javelin Strategy and Research, more than 13 million people became vic- tims of identity theft in 2013. Identity theft was once again- for the 14th straight year- the top complaint reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Last year, 14 percent of the two million complaints they received were related to identity theft, according to their 2013 annual report. The highest reported age group for identity theft was 20-29, comprising 20 percent of those complaints. "Identity thieves don't care if you're a struggling stu- dent and don't have a penny to your name; what attracts them is a clean credit record," said Dana Badgerow, President and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. "This is a problem all college students need to be thinking about." BBB recommends that col- lege students take the fol- lowing steps to keep their identity secure on campus: Have sensitive mail sent to a permanent address such as the parents' home or a PO Box. School mailboxes are not always secure and can often be easily accessed in a dorm or apartment. Store important documents under lock and key, such as a filing cabinet or person- al safe. This includes your Social Security card, pass- port and bank and credit card statements. Shred any paper documents that have sensitive financial information rather than just tossing them in the garbage. Also shred any unwanted credit card offers that come in the mail. Never loan your credit or debit card to anyone, even if they are a friend. Also just say no if your friend wants you to co-sign for a loan or financing for goods like a TV or new computer. Make sure your computer has up-to-date antivirus and spyware software. Always install any updates and patch- es to your computer's operat- ing system or browser soft- ware which help keep your computer safe from any new advances by identity thieves online. Check your credit or debit card Statements closely for any suspicious activity. The sooner you identify any potential fraud, the less you'll suffer in the long run. When shopping on unfa- miliar websites, always research the company for free at Also look for the BBB Accredited Business seal along with other trust seals; be sure to click on those seals to confirm they are legitimate. Check your credit report at least once a year with all three repo.rting bureaus for any suspicious activity or inaccuracies. You can do this for free by visiting www. 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