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e --2 I have heard that several people are saying that it Is too bad the Westbrook council didn't do more to try and keep the Egg Plant In Westbrook. And, It bothers me because I covered several of those meetings when all of this was going on and I can tell you for a fact that If they had leaned over any farther in their effort to help the Egg Plant, the whole council would have been flat on their backs. The beginning of the story goes back to an August 31 1988 council meeting at 9:00 a.m. to discuss with David Morton of the Egg Plant what could be done to the Lagoon and sewer system to accommodate a proposal by Walbaum (owners of Westbrook Egg), for a liquid egg business In the Westbrook Plant. At that meeting it was decided to consider securing a grant through Southwest Regional Development Commission. The council voted to have the City Engineering firm contact SWRD. Also at this meeting, Morton asked the council to vacate all or a portion of 3rd st to accommodate some larger equipment in connection with the new business. The council called for a hearing to be held on vacating the street. After the meeting members of the council, and Morton went to the lagoon with waste water operators from Marshall and PCA officials from St. Paul. It was agreed that an updated lagoon could be used for the project with no major problems. Sept 12, 1988 -- Ann Schaffer of SWRD was at the meeting to talk to the council about possible grants for the project. She told council members that the engineers estimate of the project was $319,000 and If the city could come up with $164,000 they could probably get a grant for the balance. It was suggested that Morton and Dennis Jutting get together and come up with a monthly payment plan that would be agreeable to both the city and Walbaum. Oct. 3, 1988 -- The engineers presented a plan for a mechanical aeration cell that was estimated to cost $200,000. At this meeting the council made a motion to continue the effort to acquire a grant for the project. Oct. 18, 1988 -- Ann Schaffer reported that the best place to seek a grant would be the Economic Development Admlnlstration The cost of the project would be $247,000 and the EDA would put up 60% and the city would have to come up with 40%. Walbaum would eventually pay off the city share of the cost on a monthly assessment worked OUt between the city and Walbaum. The council moved to approve this arrangement. November 17, 1988 -- At a special meeting the council approved allocating $75,000 toward their share of the lagoon project. Later they learned that the $75,000 was not enough so they raised that figure to $91,500. Dec. 2, 1988 -- The council voted to apply for Federal Assistance and funding of $125,000. Jan. 11, 1989 -- The council voted to authorize Mayor Harold Schmidt to sign and submit the Economic Development Administration application and all other necessary forms. Jan, 26, 1989 --- The FHA approved a grant of $100,000 for the secondary pond. David Morton appeared at the: meeting and told the council that Walbaum was not ready yet to make a committment to the project and that it might be after Easter before they would decide. At that time the council had to withdraw their grant approved by EDA because ' tt ey did not have a solid commitment from Walbaum and there were other communities waiting for these grant monk)& Feb 6, 1989 -- Bob Bullock of Sioux Engineering reported to the council that Westbrook had been awarded an FmHA grant, but unless they could get a commitment from Walbaum soon, they might lose the grant. Council member Orville Carlson, Dave Morton and a member of the Wsstbrook Development Committee were asked to contact Walbaum and une (ISSN 8750 - 3905) Ralph T Gladys E and Thomas J. 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Missed copies cannot be furnished because the cost of mailing single copies is almost $1.00 Any request for a back Copy must include $1.50. Newstand price is 35 cents per copy. Mail change of address notice to: Box 98, Westbrook, MN. 56183 or Box 398, Walnut Grove, MN. 56180 DEADLINES: Local News Noon Monday Articles and other news 5:00 p.m. Monday All Peach Ads & Market Ads Noon Monday Display Ads 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Classified Ads Noon Tuesday WESTBROOK SENTINEL OFFICE HOURS 507-274-6136 Monday 8:00 a,m. - 5:00 p.m, Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a,m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Noon Hour - CLOSED WALNUT GROVE TRIBUNE OFFICE HOURS 507-859-2187 Monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday Closed Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Noon Hour - CLOSED Other: Call Patricia Peterson at 859-2120 seek a commitment. When the committee asked Morton wtx) they could talk to he told them that he was the one to see. And, that was the last the council heard on the project. On April 11, the council moved to withdraw Its application for a State Sewer Grant. That's the story and all of these facts can be found in the minutes of the meetings. So if yQu want to place the blame for the loss of the Egg Plant you better find someone besides the mayor and the council. The council had the money and were ready, willing and able to do business. SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, October 24:~ High Series: High Games: Shorty Wahl 500 Jeff Frank Roy Hemmert 491 Shorty Homing Daye Stresemann 488 Gene Hildreth m m High Games: Court News Bowling Sho.y Wahl 206 Lamherton Tuesday Willis Beckman 201 Ladies League--10/16/W It I ,Rick Fogel 192 Wilson Trailer Repair 19 treat Rues Super Value 17 ites District Court Traey Monday Night Lamberton Tuesday Night J & L Variety15 Judge Bruce Gross, Women's Bowllng--10/8/90 Men's Late League--10/9/90 Lamberton Dist. 13 )rce Presiding J hn lLSuper23 Wally s Feeder Betty's Beauties 11 St October 12 - 17, 1990 10 Pigs 18 - 6 Wabasso Bldg. iSCo Speeding: $44.00.--Craig I ester Nelda's Tax Jerry's Sportsman Center 9 lOW Winkel, Windom, MN; Thomas Service 22 - 10 Bowl 14 - l0 tlitai John Stoner, Jackson, MN; Brian Tracy State Bank 19 - 13 Greenwood Lester Jennison, Berkley, CA; Fedde Repair 17 - 16 Nursery 12 - 12 HighsharonSerieS:Pilaczynski tneftnsi Harold Kevin Wen&, Springfield, Arnie's Standard 14 - 18 Revere Coops 12 - 12 Diane Graft 18,6! MN; Craig Dan Holmes, Slayton, American Hoyt Oil & MN; Steven Craig Bundy, Family Ins. 14 - 14 Convenience 10 - 14 Kathy Knakmuhs COlerm Lakeville, MN. $5$.00--RogerDairy Queen 10 - 22 Cactus Bar 6 - 18 High Games: rce Lee Mulso, Jeffers, MN; Duane Red Rooster 9 - 23 Janet Senst mkh Emil Thomschin, Springfield, MN; High Series: Barb Johnson A Donald James Idso, Milford, IA; High Games: JeffFarber 617 Diane Graft Corwin Frederick Tufts, Plymouth, Lila Homer 192 Shorty Homing 605 t gin MN; Karen Rat Fessenden, Harriet Reed 181 Terry Bishir 579 il Plymouth, MN; $88.00--RhondaKathy Fedde 179 ' Nichols, Apple Valley, MN. High Games: $66.00---Marlyn Deanne Bartsch, Tracy Monday Night JeffFarber 246,ual Bingham Lake, MN. Women's Bowling---10/15/90Shorty Homing I iFuarr lnYd Not Wearing Seatbelt: Craig John s Super Value 27 - 10 David Jaeger 213 ve Dan Holmes, Slayton, $10.00.Tracy State Bank 23 - 13 Pass In No Pass Zone: Paula Nelda's Tax Serv. 22 - 14 Lamberton Tuesday Night,'qho ]LrJ'lllN pipe Fedde's Repair17 - 19 Men's Late League---10/16/90 I ttr 4 Y.larbarth, Gaylord, MN, American Family Wallys Feeder [ . Safety Chains: Loren Frank Ins. 17 - 19 Pigs 18 10 |,sine wa o a .dr F Arnie's Standard17 - Jerry S Sportsman I any Ouest,ons aDout your ~el , I faintly msurance 0rolec"0P2 ~ Klassen, Mountain Lake, MN, Dairy Queen 10 - Bowl 18 10 I And rs ~r~ Ca~i me. ~CU $44.00. No Trailer Lights: Loren Frank Red Rooster 10 - 26 Revere Coops 15 13 I RoGer Main Str A! Klassen, Mountain Lake, MN, Greenwood i " "e'stbro 'l}ff $22.00. High Series: Nursery 13 15,Haar 274-61 e Unplugged Shotgun: James Kathy Mitchell 511 HoytOil& I Jeffrey Schmidt, Delft, MN, Arlene West 503 Convenience 11 17 m, $55.00. Cactus Bar 9 19 I Drvg. Around Barricade: Thomas Michael Pfannenstein, Mountain Lake, MN, $44.00; Donald Eugene Cullen, Windom, MN, $44.00. Account Closed Check: Lawrence David Christians, Windom, MN, $110.00 (Stayed- $55.00). Restitution-S28.95. Pay the fine and restitution, no s/s violations for one year. Issuance Of Dishnr. Check: Brad Anderson, Windom, MN. Restitution-S65.30. Jail/Prison- Stayed 60 days for one year. Make ', restitution, no s/s violations for one year. Pay fines and restitution of prior case. NSF Check: Gary Lars Holey, Windom, MN. Restitution-S40.00. ; Jail/Prison-Stayed 30 days for one year. Pay restitution. Perform 24 hours C.S.W, no s/s violations for one year. Non-Current Registration: Matthew Tom Curry, Windom, MN, $22.OO. Careless Driving: William Preston McKittrick, St. Louis Park, MN. Disobeyed Stop Sign: William Preston McKittrick, St. Louis Park, i MN, Letter to the Editor High Games: Arlene West 186 High Series: Kathy Mitchell 179 Shorty Homing 619 Pare P xson 171 Gent Flildreth 580 Jeff Frank 573 Westbrook Monday Night Ladies Bowling -10/22/90 Double D Bowl 21 7 Rongstads Ins. 19 - 9 V.F.W. Aux. 17 - 11 Lloyds Amoco 16 - 12 SW State Bank 16 - 12 Boecks Const. 15 - 13 Klasses 14 - 14 Dovray Manor 13 - 15 Elkhom Inn 12 - 16 IAchty Drug 11 - 17 Jensens Clippers 8 - 20 State Farm Ins. 6 - 99 High Series: Pam Mad.son 498 Gloria Doom 482 Sharon Timgren 482 High Games: Kathie Christians 189 Doloras Jenson 182 Nancy Boeck 182 Westbrook Men's Tuesday Night---10/16/90 Double D Cafe 39 - 24 Double D Bowl 35 28 Lichty's Drug 30 - 33 Elkhorn Inn 22 41 Dear Editor; Minnesota D-Day ("Don't Smoke" Day) will be observed on Thursday, November 15. Smokers will be encouraged to quit, and nonsmokers to help. Most smokers want to quit. Many have tried (sometimes quit a few times!) In fact, it does take more than one serious attempt to quiL before one is successful, in most cases. For anyone who smokes, I .ur e you to at least think about quimng. And why not join the thousands who will try on November 15? You won't be alone, and help and support is available from the American Cancer Society (1-800- ACS-2345), or the American Lung Association of Minnesota (1-800- 642-LUNG.) Call them now, so they can send you helpful information on quit clinics and material to help you, before "D- Day." You can do iL Good luck. Sincerely, Ellen Black Chairperson, MN D-Day Steering Committee Health Educator, SL Paul Div. of Public Health Rental Homes Available For all your Real Estate needs see II Walnut Grove, MN. Phone 859-2154 Residents Agree Grove Apartments is a great place to live! Meet Susan Lanners Here's what she has to say; "1 like it here because the people are so nice & fnendly. There is no snow to shovel or law to mow & there's always something going on." 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