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h"hh'lll,,,hlJl,v,hqh,hhhh.livdlml,.lu,,idh ***************MIXED ADC 50902 09/13/99 SmallTownPapers lnc 217 W COTA ST ) SHELTON, WA 98584-2263 Volume No. 27 NUMBER 14 Wednesday . November 30, 2011 1 2 PAGES $1.00 Plus supplements in local edition Jn Thanksgiving day about 110 runners and walkers set off on a 5K run/walk to raise money and bring food for Mary and Martha's i! :" i i= ; ililiiiiiii~!iiii~!iiiiiiiii : " ::! ~: :,:, :~:! 11:15 Pantry. The event started at 8:00 last Thursday morning at the Sanford Medical Center in Westbrook. More photos on page 12. I l By Paula McGarvey The Walnut Grove City Council met in a regular session on the 14th day of November, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the coun- cil'room. Greg Hansen, Todd Harrington, Leonard McLaughlin, Xiong Yang and Jeff Harnack Tom Hansen, Mike Z ug, Bryan Kuebelbeck, Dave Hemp, Andy Kehren were present. The Water/Wastewater report was presented by Bryan Kuebelbeck. Four manholes have been refurbished by A-Tech Sewer. The manhole on 8th & Dewey has many cracks so A-Tech will be back to determine how they can fix it. All hydrants have been flushed and all lines south of Hwy 14 have been jetted. The Sound System in the c0mgnunity center is not work- ing and may need to be reiMaced. The Maintenance Report was given by Tom Hansen. Asbestos removal has begun in the Rank building on Main Streetl The council approved adding insulation at the city shop at a cost of approximately $1800. The Police Report was given by Chief Zeug. The BCA has sent a Joint Powers Agreement to the city for the use of the computer,programs that the Walnut Grove Police will begin to use to look up information while on duty. The council approved the Joint Powers Agreement The council discussed the Redwood County All Hazard Mitigation Plan and determined that the top 5 Hazard Risks for Walnut Grove are: Blizzards & Winter Storms; Tornado/ Straight-line Winds; Hazardous Materials; Public Health / Infectious Disease; Water supply contamination. The Redwood County All Hazard Mitigation Plan Team will review strategies in the current plan. The city council accepted a donation of $1000 from the Walnut Grove Lions for City Park Improvements. The city council accepted the donations from the Walnut Grove Development Organization for $10000.00 to help cover the cost of the asbestos removal from the two build- ings on Main Street and from the Walnut Grove Lions for $1000 for parl improvements. Dave Hemp asked the council to approve a flat $200 rate for all Walnut Grove Ambulance personnel for covering the call schedule from May through Dec. 2011. The council approved the $200 per person pay for on call. Harnack abstained from the vote. Andy Kehren presented the council with information regarding the Facility Plan and to discuss the meeting held with PFA, Rural Development, Greg Hansen and the city clerk. City Council -- on page 7 Little House stars coming this summer Charlotte Stewart, "Miss Beadle," will be in Walnut Grove July 14 & 15, 2012, this being her first visit. Stewart was born Yuba City, CA and started her acting career began in 1952 when she portrayed 'Cynthia' on the TV "This is the Life". She appeamd. onAhe second episode of NBC's "Little House on the Prairie" on September 18, 1974 and her 'Little House' career would con- tinue for 44 more episodes. Her last episode 'Tll be Waving as you Drive By: Part 2" was on March 13, 1978. Stewart's career continues with vari- ous TV series such as "The Young & the Restless, .... Coach" and "Twin Peaks". You may also remember her in her role as "Nancy Sterngood" in the movie "Tremors". Alison Amgrim, "Nellie Oleson," will be in Walnut Grove on July 20, 21 and 22 in 2012. This will be Arngrim's third visit. She originally visited Walnut Grove in August 22, 1992 and again in July 2010. In 2010 she published a memoir titled "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated." Arngrim is remembered as being the nasty "Nellie Oleson" and Laura Ingalls' nemesis on the NBC TV series, "Little House on the Prairie" and ia Laura Ingalls Wilder's books: "On the Banks of Plum Creek" and "Little Town on the Prairie". Arngrim, also began her "Little House" career in the second episode "Country Girls". She would contin- ue her "Little House" career for another 103 episodes. Veterans Exhibit Over 320 Walnut Grove area vet- erans' photographs will be moving for the 2012 season making room for a new exhibit. The Museum is still looking for veterans' photographs and their stories so please contact Nicole at the Museum (888) 528- 7298 or email museumnicole@wal- 2012 Quilt Exhibit The Museum is gathering quilts for a special quilt exhibit to open April l, 2012. Please contact Nicole if you have a quilt you would like to exhibit. Quilt categories include: unique, Laura Ingalls Wilder related, Walnut Grove related and/or antique. Quilts'will be on loan for one year. Marshall YMCA Youth Group The Marshall, Minnesota YMCA Youth Day Camp visited the Museum this past summer. They toured the Museum, Dugout site and heard "Pa's Bell" ring at the English Lutheran Church. Contact the Museum if you would like to bring a group in the 2012 season. Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum 330 Eighth Street Walnut Grove, MN 56180 507/859-2358 or Toll-Free 866/305- 2872 Email: museumnicole@walnut- Junior High Concert... Santa Claus is Coming to Town -- More concert pictures can be found on page 3. 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