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111,,.i1111ululllhI'II111hh11111u'hl''hil'111'1'I'IQI'111 ,,*-,'""'*"'*'*MIXED ADC 50902 Sm ToweP'a n 10 3/ 217 W COTA ST SHELTON. WA 98584-22B3 1 6 .llltl!!UljiLl!!!l!!lln. Wednesday October 16, 2013 $1.00 Volume No. 29 NUMBER 8 12 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition ir Last Friday afternoon the Walnut Grove Fire Department visited the ele- mentary school and demon- strated their equipment for the students. Right: Walnut Grove Fire Chief Chad Freeburg showed pre- school kids how to use the fire hoses. Last Thursday night the WWG vol- leyball team and the J.O. volleyball held a benefit for Kate and her family during the volleyball match against Southwestern United. Left: Kate threw miniature volley balls into the crowd during time outs and game breaks. Complete coverage of Kate's Kourage will be featured in next week's issue of the Sentinel Tribune. :Rain on MondaY and hai harvest toe screeching Fo tun ety mosf'bf the l:reatts are b 'a lot Of corn rema S in the:field7 II B The city approved land transaction to Westbrook Ag Power Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- Dan Joel, utilities worker, and Carl Conrad, street supervisor, talked to the cotmcil about problems they think are coming from the main sewer tile going out to the lagoons. They suspect that there are leaks in the tile that are allowing sand and silt to get to the lift station pumps at the lagoons. It could be a fairly expensive project to replace the whole line. However, utilities superintendent Dennis Jutting, advised the council to have the line televised. "That will give you a picture of exactly what is wrong," Jutting said. The problem is that the sand and silt going through the pumps is very damaging to them. The council decided to investigate having the line televised. Jutting felt it would be a good time to do it since the flow is quite low now. The council approved selling 2.5 acres of land adjacent to Westbrook Ag Power for $7,500. The company wishes to use the land for storage. Mayor Dennis Phelps told the council he has reached a tentative agreement with Jim Klasse to purchase the property next to Mary and Martha's Pantry. He agreed to sell the land for half of the assessed value, which would be about $4,000. He will also donate the rest of the value to the city. The property will be used for extra parking for the community center. The fire department has applied for a $10,000 fire and safety grant. It is a matching grant which the iF'we department will match from their fire relief fund. The money will be used to purchase several pieces of new Turn Out gear for the fire fighters. The city is also looking into adding safety eyes to all of the overhead doors in city buildings. Even though the doors do have safety warnings, the city felt they should be installed to avoid liability law suits. The cost was not immediately known because some of the newer openers may have the electronics installed. If that is the case the cost will be much cheaper for those doors. The council approved new fire and ambulance contracts with the townships in the area. The council raised the base fire call from $500 to$750 due to the fact that they were losing money on some calls. They also raised the fu'e rates $10.00 per section, which is lower than most other fire departments in the area. The ambu- lance rates remained unchanged. Sewer -- on page 3 ON RECORD PAGE 2 EDUCATION PAGE 8 IN SIDE PAGE 3 SPORTS PAGE 9 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 FALL SPORTS PAGE 10 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 CLASSIFIED ADS PAGE 1 l COMMUNITY PAGE 6 AREA NEWS PAGE 12 COMMUNITY PAGE 7 FALL SPORTS PAGE 9, 10 I INFORMATION CLASSIFIEDS CIRCULATION OR ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2013 Sentinel Tribune