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rching Band struts their stuff S a beautiful fall afternoon for the riday afternoon. ST Photo. homecoming parade held on Westbrooks main street Pep Fest Pie Eaters Travis Van De Wiele, James Kleven, Kristle Kottke, and Jed Seeger chomped away on cream pies Friday afternoon at the Charger Pep Fest. Jed Seeger was declared the winner with James Kleven coming in a close second. ST Photo. cents Volume No. 7 Serving: Walnut Grove, Westbrook, Dovray, and Revere areas Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1990 Issue No. 3 ia s fl Neighbors harvest immerman crop It was a case of neighbor helping neighbor on Friday, ,I October 5, when 12 combines and 30 persons amved ready to harvest the bean fields farmed by Marlin The newly formed Westbrook Development Finance Professional GROVE --- Victoria, Timmerman, north of Westbrook. Economic Development Authority from the National Development an.d Amelia Murray moved to v*,-, Those helping were Orlen Grams, (WEDA, for short) is now Council. : who helped organize the effort; operational and is currently in the Mr. Dusek is in Westbrook )pening :'" I! i !i. ! i Delbert, Rick, Bruce, and Manha process of putting together an Tuesdays and utilizes donated the florist shop j- i;:::::2: : : Jensen; Dennis, Curtiss, and Steve economic development plan tooffice space and support staff from on n Street this week in the ,i :ii i:!!iiii!: Jenson; Franklin and Jason guide the Authority towards future Southwest State Bank. Ifanyone piedby Vans Flowers.ding that, was formerly :::;::: : " : Erickson; Steve and Gene Larson; development in Westbrook. The has ideas on the future nut Grove hasbeen without = tower service since the former i . . Roger Lindstrom; Vernon and economic development plan will development of Westbrook or c 9 at September 1. " ! : Kirby Cohrs; Dean Winter; provide WEDA and the City ofwould like assistance in expanding [nut Grove Development ,: Chubby, Jim, and Mark Johnson; Westbrook with a framework to an existing business or starting a a'ati, ,n began a search for a,: Leon and Curtis Mischke; Howard bring about a lasting change in the Nelson; Larry Anderson; Brian and local economy. ,i i at for the business and r Harold Vaupel; Duane Byers; RoyThe Economic Development urra "s answered the ad. New ~ ~-~ . met ! is arriving daily and,Peterson; Les Vortherms; Clarence Authority was organized by the wm be adequate work done Hass; and Bud Rachuy. ' City Council in order to establish a " " "WWG Concert Choir conscientious and coordinated -. ' " "* effort to encourage and precipitate were tO have set up for business by of this week. Victoria charge of the shop and will attend classes at State University during might say Victoria cut her on flowers. She has been with floral shops since was an infant and her mother, owned her own shop, took along to work. Her and all her aunts have OWned and operated floral age 12 Victoria began her mother at a salary the business, and by was sixteen she was the shop, advancing to of the business by the was 18. V her daughter, Amelia, was tctoria took her to work as her mother had done was an infanL However, to feel she was Amelia so she sold the spend more time with her Thinking employment g ve her more time with accepted a position Roe's Floral in where She was of the wedding The stress of seeing to of an average of twenty- Weddings every weekend, WALNUT GROVE---Jeff, Amelia, and Victoria Murray are the new owners of Victorla's Floral that opened this week on Main "Sacred Choral Concert" October 14, 1990 The Westbrook/Walnut Grove High School Choir will open its concert schedule with two performances of sacred music this coming Sunday at Dovray "Our Savior's Lutheran Church". This concert will be in conjunction with the annual Scandinavian Smorgasbord. The concert is free of charge and the public is Street. They have also expressed Interest in possibly utilizing welcome to attend. the soda fountain that is a carry over from the days when the The ftrst performance will be at building was the home of the drug store. There are very few 3:15 p.m. followed by a second at soda fountains still in operation in the country, and the 4:15. Both will be presented in the Murrays are Inclined to believe that getting the equipment sanctuary. functional could be a good attraction for the city. They are planning an open house in the near future. ST Photo. began to take more and more time away from her daughter, so Victoria resigned the position, did some consulting work later, but made no plans to work until her daughter started school. Walnut Grove has now been a factor in a change of those plans. When she saw the ad in the paper, she was interested, and after seeing the building that has a room she can utilize for Amelia at the shop, she decided a floral shop in Walnut Grove was just the answer. Three year old Amelia will be able to be near her mother most of the day until she is old enough to start school. Jeff, Victoria and Amelia have been active the past week making the acquaintance of the community. They have been at the business so they are available when supplies and equipment arrive each day. The coffee pot is on for anyone who stops by for a chat. Victoria has issued the invitation, "Stop in for a Free Smile -- No Purchase necessary." Works to be performed include "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven, "Sing Unto God O Ye Kingdoms of Earth", by Handel, "Somebody's Knocking At Your Door", and "Power and The Glory". Two girls' ensembles will also be featured as well as a duet by Michelle Lindaman and Bridget Hovde and solos by Dawn Scarset and Dana Klontz. Future activities for the seventy- three voiced group include an afternoon clinic with conductor, Dr. Charles Canaan from SDSU on November 30, a KEYC television taping on December 5 and a Christmas Concert on December 10. future development within the city so as to increase tax base, promote employment, and enhance the health, safety, and welfare of city residents. The Board members are Dennis Klute, Steve Severson, John Madson, Harold Schmidt, and Dennis Phelps. The Authority is under contract with the Southwest Regional Development Commission to provide an economic development planner in Westbrook one day per week. This staff person, Steve Dusck, is primarily responsible for providing expertise to the Authority in establishing their economic development plan and to seek out "untapped" available resources in which to accomplish that plan. Mr. Dusek comes to Westbrook with the education and experience that make him ideal for this job. As a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Mr. Dusek received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration and a minor in computers. Prior to becoming the Economic Development Director for the Southwest Regional Development Commission in Slayton, he worked in economic and community development for the Souris Basin Planning Council in north central North Dakota. Mr. Dusek is also certified as an Economic Steve Dusek new business, please contact one of the Board members or stop by the bank and visit Steve. Your input and involvement are necessary if Westbrook and the EDA are to be successful in reaching the desired goals and objectives set forth in the economic development plan. WG School Library open to public hours WALNUT GROVE--The new Walnut Grove School, accessible, ground level library, has scheduled hours when the public can visit and check out books. Hours for the year will be Mondays-6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays-6:30 to 8:30 p.m. OetobetGROVE At the reviewed. Two trips to Westbronk communication is received from board of education each day, but one is incorporated the district's lawyer. on Monday night, board into the regular morning route. Board member, Bruce Johnson, several staff After a lengthy discussion, it was gave a report from the Staff voted to increase the compensation Development Committee. A .re, aching staff, changes from Nelson $3.00 per day for the meeting had been held with the n the contracts of Greg exlxa time, bringing the total extra joint Westbrook/Walnut Grove ann, an additional timecompensation to $9.00 per day. committee with several options After the detours are eliminated, reviewed. Several areas from last to his schedule, and Shirley Dallmann, and Carrie were modified to reflect credits earned since the were signed. Increases in ;ration will be made to the master contracL assignments for director, and music aest from Leonard another review will be made to determine if the compensation should be permanent to compensate for the extra time taken in loading and reloading students on the shuttle lrips. Requests for equipment from the music department and the art department were approved. Purchase of a new piano, music stands, chairs, and a snare drum year's staff development will be continued this coming year. A discussion was held on policy for students riding school buses to destinafious other than their homes. Superintendent Wiemers presented the board with a legal document from the state for review. After a long discussion, board members decided the policy should be allowed, but parents should get to wausfet some shop stand were approved in the amount prior approval from the was reviewed. It was of $3,938.50, and VHS tapes, art Superintendent for a student to ride to ttansfex the shop sheet cards and f'dm, and paper making a bus that is not his or her normal tables and other metalfilm were approved in the amount mmsportation. equipment to the of $343.90. The funds are allotted Discussion was held on a Sc-ho l, but transfer of from capital outlay, proposal from Peoples Gas tables was denied. Superintendent Wiemers Company to go on a program that Sbelley Nelson, there had been no further would guarantee fuel supply all nave her salary information received on theyear at an additional cost of 6 reflect the additionalhearing pertaining to the Greg cents/100 cu ft. During extreme for the shuRle to Dallmann conWacL A special board cold spells in the winter, gas . to the de, tour was meeting .will be scheduled whe service is curtailed and the school switches to fuel oil use. As the proposal had only been received on Monday morning, hoard members instructed Superintendent Wiemers to obtain more information before action is taken. Dissatisfaction was expressed by the athletic committee members in the practices for the 7 and 8 grade football teams. It was decided to draft a letter to Athletic Director, Leo Theisen, informing him of the board's concerns and instructing him to pass the information on to the proper personnel. WG School Open House, Oct. 15, 1990 WALNUT GROVE -- The Walnut Grove Public School will be holding an open house on Monday, October 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Special features at the Walnut. Grove School are the new library, Kindergarten room, gym and telemedia studio. These areas are newly decorated or completely renovated. The telemedia studio is in cooperation with the Redwood County Tele-Netwark and is an, interactive television system that permits audio and video interaction among all studio classrooms in the network. Classrooms are located in Morgan, Redwood Falls, Tracy, Wabasso and Walnut Grove school building. The new library is located on the ground level and is currently open for students and community use on Monday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Tuesday's from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Due to a federal grant and loan, the Walnut Grove District removed asbestos containing material from the gym area and resurfaced and redecorated the gym. In addition remodeling included closing up some windows and installing new windows and an exhaust fan. Also new energy saving lights have been added. Other areas which may be of interest is the Kindergarten room, art room and pre-school special education room. Westbrook Young Mens club The Westbrook Young Men's Club will meet Monday evenings, 8:00 p.m. at the City Library. % Chamber of Commerce meeting WESTBROQK--The Chamber of Commerce will meet Wediiesday, October 10th at 12 noon at Someplace Else this month. Saddle Club trail ride, Sunday, Oct. 14 WALNUT GROVE --- The annual Plum Creek Saddle Club trail ride will be held on Sunday, October 14th at Dutch Charlie Park, south of Revere and northeast of Westbrook. Riders should gather at Dutch Charlie Lower Park by h00 p.m. to begin the ride. You are asked to bring a dish to pass for a potluck lunch following the ride, and eating utensils for your family.