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DAY SPARKLE PAGE 10 SHOE STR NO THEATER PAGE 11 .,.hhl,ldl,qll,h,hlll,,,hlilh,il,hl,h,l,llhi,d,li,l, ***************MIXED ADC 50902 09/13/99 SmallTownPapers lnc " l.X 217 W COTA ST 2' SHELTON. W'A 98584-2263 6 Wednesday November 16, 2011 $1.00 Volume No. 27 NUMBER 12 14 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Public hearing on ordinance updates had no takers By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- Prior to the regular meeting the council held a special hearing on the updating and review of city ordinances. With no one showing up for the hearing the council proceeded to open the regular meeting. The first item on the agenda was to approve a resolution to rescind the old city codes and adopt the new codes. Mayor Kolar commented that there were only minor changes in a few of the ordinanc- es. One change regarded the Public Utilities. Owners of rental property will be held liable for delinquent utility bills of a renter if they leave town. The resolution passed unanimously. The council discussed the winter maintenance agreement with Cottonwood County. Since the city turned over First Avenue to become a county road, the city has done winter maintenance each year for $1,200. Members of the council felt the fee should be increased due to increased costs of snow remov- al. The council voted to continue the agreement, but indicated that Mayor- e-sl uld talk to the commissioners about increasing, the fee. The agreement with Lutheran Social Services was renewed for the use of the Senior Center for a local meal site. It also serves as a distribution point for the Meals on Wheels program. A resolution was approved for Sanford Westbrook Health Center to vacate a property easement to .5 feet of the curb on Tenth Street for an addition to house a CT scanner. Council --- on page 3 A couple weeks ago the falling leaves made a golden carpet covering the street and the car parked beneath it. Programs at Walnut Grove and Westbrook Schools honored veterans By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WALNUT GROVE -- Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. the Veterans Day Program was held in the elemen- tary gymnasium. The program began with the American Legion and Auxiliary pre- senting the colors. The sixth grade band played the Star Spangled Banner which was sung by the audi- ence. An explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance was given by the fifth grade 5A section. The pledge was then led by the WWG Cub Scouts and the fifth grade class. The sixth grade band,then performed the patri- otic medley Patriotic Bits and Pieces. The fourth grade choir then per- formed Thank You, Soldiers with a slide presentation. Amanda Hartson & Mariah Soleta gave the patriotic reading Their Courage. Abraham Her and Tony Yang then read Those Who Fought for Our Country. The fifth and sixth ~de choir peffo~d three numbers, Fly High the~ Grand Old Flag, America, o)~ Thee I Sing, Yankee Doodle Song. Regan Truedson and Miranda Ankrum read the poem Veterans. The 5B fifth grade class did a walking time line of Veterans Day. Elementary principal Paul Olson introduced the guest speaker Beth Kleven. She said, "you were not a soldier." He replied, "no I wasn't, but I was working in Hawaii at the time. That day I became a soldier." Kleven told a story about a friend, not a soldier, but a hero who acted like a soldier. She talked about a gentleman who came to visit us because he used to live there, and he missed the farm. One time while they were visiting they had been talking about World War II. He told her that he had been there, even though he had not been a soldier. At the time the war started, he was working in Hawaii for a compa- ny from Minneapolis. She asked where, and he told her Pearl Harbor. He went on to tell her about the attack on December 7, 1941, when Japan launched a devastating surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet destroying many ships, planes and killing scores of Americans. She said, "you were not a soldier." He replied, "no I wasn't, but I was working in Hawaii at the time. That day I became a soldier." He explained, that Sunday morn- ing he and two others were awakened to the noise of bombs going off. He ns Dennis gg Phelps Di er Beth Kleven The Walnut Grove American Legion and Auxiliary pre sented the colors atthe Veterans Day Program VFW and American Legion members watched as the WWG band performed at the Veterans Day Program told her about seeing the smoke from the harbor, and the Japanese planes flying so low you could see the pilots faces. He told her they grabbed a ride with a guy in a jeep and headed for the harbor. They saw many bodies floating in the water, some dead and some alive. They began pulling the men and bodies from the water and took them to a large building and started laying them on the cement floor. Veterans Page 3 ' i ON RECORD PAGE 2 SPORTS PAGE 9 HOMECOMING PAGE 3 HOLIDAY PAGE 1 0 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 AREA FOCUS PAGE 1 1 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 PUBLIC NOTICES PAGE 12 COMMUNITY PAGE 6 CLASSIFIED ADS PAGE 13 COMMUNITY PAGE 7 AREA FOCUS PAGE 14 EDUCATION PAGE 8 H AWARDS PAGE 6 INFORMATION * CLASSIFIEDS * ADVERTISING CIRCULATION 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 I Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2011 Sentinel Tribune