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TEN YEARS AGO December 11, 1980 A group of seven attended "A Christmas Carol at the Lake Benton Theatre on Saturday evening. They. stopped at Tyler for their evening meal. Those attending were Anita Olson, Marg Ferguson, Lorraine Benson, Lee Kuehl, Lee Satter, Mabel Mischke, and Edna Miranowski. Mrs. Brent Baker (Deb) graduated from the Rochester Community College in the School of Nursing. Mrs. Mary Morken was the featured soprano at the "Messiah Sing" on Friday, December 5 at the First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Soloists were selected by audition and the event was sponsored by Southwest State University department of music. Mrs. Morken is music director at the Walnut Grove school. Mrs, Carrie Gilb returned home last Tuesday after spending Thanksgiving week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Christy at Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dahlgren and family of Huron, SD spent Thanksgiving Day with his mother, Mrs. Anna Dahlgren and other relatives. A family dinner was held at the Oscar Stenberg home. Start Oestreich who is stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station at Chicago, IL, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oestreich. Janice Pemble was a dinner guest Thanksgiving Day in the Arthur Doubler home. FORTY Tuesday, December 4th evening The Tops Christmas Party was held at the Lynn Swanson home with 15 attending. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lorenz drove to Sioux Falls on Saturday to visit their brother-in-law, Albert Anderson, who is a patient at Sioux Valley Hospital. Tuesday Emma Steffen and Helene Steffen of Lamberton were coffee guests at the Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Steffen home. Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Steffen attended the Community Chorus at Lamberton and were supper guests of Emma Steffen. Susan Lanners returned to her Grove Apartment after December 14, 1950 Ruth Ferguson, the eleven year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Ferguson won second place in a national contest on her essay and was notified Monday that she will receive a "Lone Ranger" suit as a prize. The local American Legion Post TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO December 2, 1965 Aviation Electronics Technician Third Class Michael C. Schnieder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Schnieder, is serving in the VietNam area aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, unit of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scott and Mrs. Motley of Gillette, WY were Saturday evening guests in the Clem Van Hecke home. Thanksgiving. She spent time at the Ernie and Pattie Klimek in the cities. She also accompanied YEARS AGO Vincent and Kent Lanners on a deer hunting trip to Freeborn and Susan stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Becker. The Klimeks brought her home after Thanksgiving on the way she fell and broke her collar bone. Family and friends who have visited Susan Lanners at her apartment were Joe and Cecelia Becker, Brownsville, Marie will participate in the "Tide of Larsen, Tracy, Francis Breening, Toys" program again this year with Freeburg. Others were Margaret other Legion posts throughout the Benson, Vonnie Nessel, Irene country, collecting toys for the Bondeson, Sadie Knapper and children of Europe. Signe Sykora. A group of men including Mr. and Mrs. Lewellyn Kosel of Waiter Doubler, Frank Rys, Sanborn and Illamae Addison Charles Rys, Robert Veroeven, spent Sunday visiting at the Mr. Arthur Doubler, Clem Van Hecke, and Mrs. Don Anderson home at Henry Schmidt, and Lad Ourada spent last week fishing at Steamboat Lake. Santa Claus will make his annual pre-Christmas visit to Walnut Grove Saturday afternoon, December 16th. Santa's visit with his big pack of goodies and the free movies at the Walnut Theatre are the highlights of the Christmas festivities Saturday and this is a big annual event for the little folks. ill I I I I Rachael Oestreich spent the weekend at the Larry and Judy Spencer, IA. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stassen attended the Christmas Program at St. Mary's School at Tracy on Sunday. Grandchildren, Jon and Katie Lanoue participated in the program. Sunday Shirley Lorenz brought dinner and visited with Susan Lanners. Joyce School visited Sunday afternoon. Sunday evening Vonnie Nissel and Irene Bondeson fixed supper and ate with Susan at her Grove Apartment. Last Sunday through Thursday the Tracy High School Christmas Concert and on Monday evening 990 Safety Minnesota Boerboom wins trip to National 4.H Congress WALNUT GROVE--Minnesota winner in the 4-H Safety Program, Jonathan Robert of Walnut Grove, Is congratulated for this honor by John D. Rock, general man Truck Division of General Motors Corporation, and Miss America 1991, Majorie Judith GMC, 46-year sponsor of the 4-H Safety Program, provided each state winner an trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. Submitted Photo. William Hansen's 93rd birthday was celebrated Sunday with son, Calvin Hansen of Sioux Fails, as a dinner guest and Tom Williams of Morgan, the Bruce Hansens of Walnut Grove and Marie Nelson as afternoon guests. Richard Rolland of Courtland visited the William Hansens Wednesday after attending the funeral for Hans Ttmis at Milroy. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thull's Thanksgiving Day guests were Chuck and Kathy Bodger of Minneapolis, Jonathon Thull and Shirley Knakmuhs stayed with the Kurt Bardele of St. Anthony Park, grandchildren while their parents, Sandra Thull of Hopkins, Joseph Jon and Mari Saxhaug attended the Thull of St. Joseph and Mrs. Mary National Rodeo Final at LasKramer. Vegas, NV. Others attending the Larry Lawrenz's weekend guests Milroy Guests of Bob and Debbie Zwach Sunday in honor of Mandy's 10th birthday, were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rudenick and Paula, the Wayne Rudenick family, the Dean Rudenick family all of Seaforth, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Maasch and family of Vesta, the Pat Dolans of Lucan, Suzanna Wentzel of Murdock, Tim Zwach and the Robert Zwachs Sr. Joe Dolan and Mark of Burnsville were Friday overnight guests of the Louis Dolans. went with high schooi from Marshall, where school. Prizes were Snyder, Lois Schmt Schmidt, Pat Zwach, and Millie Comnick. Birthday guests of Friday were Edith Stattelman, Myrt Paris Giese, Fern Dolan, Lillian Christensen, Petersen, Dona Christensen, Julia Millie Comnick, and Millie Christensen. Larmar Monkeliens Circle Pine, spent with her mother, Edith Curwick home in Marshall. She attended the Westbrook Walnut rodeo were Jim and Joe Loe of were Denny and Jean Rabenhorst Twenty three attended the sta .ed with Stephanie Curwick Grove High School Christmas Cottonwood, Shane Saxhaug, of Mankato. Larry was a potluck dinner sponsored by the while her parents and sister, Cindy, Concert. Bloomington, Roxy Soil, Richfield Wednesday evening visitor at the senior citizens. Erma Dysart Alma Lawrenz and Melba Pack and Bob Saxhnug of Edina. Jeff Greenwood home in Marshall. attended the Dance America competition at Des Moines, IA. Cindy Curwick and Cathy Regnier received first place in their ballet duet. Verna Benedict was a Sunday guest of Gary and Marlys Pemble. Lorraine Giersdorf attended the funeral for her brother-in-law, visited Betty Voltin at the Redwood Hospital Wednesday evening. Melba Pack attended a bridal shower for Mary Nichols at Worthington on Sunday. Cliff and Melba Pack were guests of her mother, Stena Brass, at Windom on Sunday evening for Sunday afternoon Dwight and Gloria Jacobs visited Mrs. Annie Wahl at Westbrook. Amanda Hansen and Jessica Baker were Friday overnight guests of Alison Johnson to help celebrate her birthday on Saturday. Added Saturday noon guests were Brad and Laurie Johnson, Linnea Jean and Denny Herman of Rochester were noon luncheon guests of Ray and Alice ThuU at K V West Club Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gilbertson spent Wednesday and Thursday in Alexandria. Mr. and Mrs. Severin Savat of Columbia Heights visited Mrs. BlJd Donald Giersdorf, on November the Legion supper. Surprenant, Morris and BrianBruns and Mrs. Merle. RI: mg 27th at the Prince of Peace On December 2, Kathy Rykhus Johnson. Thursday en route to Westbroog, . Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park. of Tracy and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sunday 'Ida Johnson and Olgavisit her mother, Mrs. Laura Bruce Hoyt of Rapid City, SDGrunden went to Larry Grunden's Larson of Walnut Grove, Erna spent the weekend at the parental home in Rochester. Leonard Johnson of Tracy accompanied Mr. Les and Doris Hoyt home. Grunden spent four days in the and Mrs. Fred Ankrum of Esther Lee visited Friday and Mayo Clinic and Methodist Springfield and they spent the day Saturday in the John Paasonen Hospital where he had surgery, with the ladies sister, Else Illian at home at Mound. They returned home Friday. Mrs. Brooklyn, SD. Mildred Otto was a Sunday Bonnie Pagel of Jamestown, ND Mrs. Lowell Schmiesing evening guest at the Billy and Twyla Otto home. She went especially to help Troy celebrate his birthday. Sunday afternoon Mildred Otto and Billy and Twyla Otto attended APPLIANCE SERVICE * REFRIGERATORS *RANGES *MICROWAVE OVENS *WASHERS *DRYERS *FREEZERS *AIR CONDITIONERS *DEHUMIDIFIERS *FREON CHARGING *WATER HEATERS *PROMPT SERVICE came on Tuesday to visit her Dad. Rev. Homer Dobson of Tracy and Virgil Munson called on Leonard Grunden Friday evening. Alan Grunden called on Leonard and Dorothy Grunden on Sunday aftemoon. Evelyn Arnesdorf of Comfrey spent Saturday with her sister, Lydia Addison. She came especially to help her celebrate her birthday. Added afternoon guests were Elaine Lessman, Mildred Revard, Ella Hansen, Edna Lessman and Lorena Eilefson. Marjorie Bakken spent the weekend with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnson at Northfield. George and Ruth Bartlett were supper guests Friday night in the Wayne Alms home. Rich and Karen Saelens of Coon Rapids were weekend guests of Bill and Joan Baxter. Sandy and attended the TOPS Christmas Party on Tuesday evening at the Lynn Swanson home. Thursday Mrs. Lowell Schmiesing helped with the Cookie Walk at Faith Lutheran Church in Tracy. Friday afternoon Mildred Otto and Mrs. Schmiesing visited shut-ins at Tracy. Walter Martin and Myrtle Martin attended the Keri Mosenden - Brian Koch wedding at First Lutheran Church and reception at the Eagles Club in St. James, Saturday, December 1st. Brian is Myrtle's grandson. Chet and Dolores Saxton were Saturday supper guests at the Myron Macht home. They were noon luncheon guests at the Dick Sexton home in Wabasso. Mary. Ann Alcorn were Sunday Agnes Ousky, Milly Jensen, evenmg visitors. Rose Bitmer, Bertha Dunne and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Graft, Mr. Myrtle Martin attended the Senior and Mrs. John Lenz and Shirley Citizen Advisory Board meeting m Lorenz were Wednesday night Redwood Falls Monday. supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lorenz. Robert Anderson of Rapid City, SD spent the weekend with his parents, Don and Grace Anderson. Phyllis Vosberg spent the weekend at the Mr. and Mrs. Tom Vosberg home at Jordan. II Residents Agree Grove Apartments is a great place to livel Meet Susan Lanners Here's what she has to say; "1 like it here because the people are so nice & friendly. There is no snow to shovel or lawn to mow & there's always something going on." Grove Apartments: We're Where You Belong! One nit now open! 361 8th St. #106 Walnut Grove 859-2489 Knutson. The monthly catered dinner Thursday brought 51 seniors out. After dinner, there were readings by Mrs. Mary Kramer, Mrs. Milly Jensen and Mrs. LaVon Jensen, followed by group singing of Christmas carols, led by Rev. Don Comnick. Several stayed to play cards. Our Lady of Victory Catholic School Program will be Wednesday, December 19th at 1 p.m. and December 20th at 7:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Dorrence DeCock of Marshall had Thursday supper with her mother, Mrs. Mary Kramer. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carlson and family of Garvin were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Lennie Macht. The Lions Anniversary Party was held Sunday evening at the Lucan Community Center with about 65 members, wives and guests. Music during the catered dinner was by Ed Fernholz. The speaker was Joe LaTonte from the Pipestone Radio Station. Door prizes of poinsettias and Christmas ornaments were won by Jeanette Fixsen, Darlene Macht, Pat Macht, Delores Hogen, Julie Plaetz, Martha VanLoy and Jane Plaetz. HOME FOR SALE Here is a nice 2 bedroom bungalow on Washington St. in Walnut Grove. Spacey living room and dining room area, convenient kitchen, patio. Owner asks for any reasonable offer. FORD REAL ESTATE AGENCY Tracy, MN. 56175 Phone 507-629-3120 or 629-3695 evenings WG School presided. The catered dinner is MEnu----Dec. 17- 21, December 18th, the regular coffee hours held every Tuesday each Breakfast: week will be on Thursday, Monday--Breakfast December 27th and January 3rd cheese on English during the holidays, fruit, milk. Lillian Petersen attended the . . Tuesday---Cereal 80th birthday party for Nellie jmce, toast. Caron at Holy Redeemer Church in Wednesday Marshall last Sunday. fruit sauce, milk. Rev. and Mrs. Don Comnick Thursday --Cereal were last Saturday guests of the cinnamon rolls, Clarence Schwanebecks at their Friday---French Christmas Open House at their links, fruit, milk. home in Tyler. Lunch: Verna Giese returned last Monday---Corn Thursday from two weeks spent dogs, baked beans, with her daughter and family, Mr. milk, fruit roll-ups. and Mrs. Ron Vylasek and Tuesday--S children, Ronald and Shannon at bread, corn, bars, fruit, Freemont, CA. Wednesday -- Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bergman and hotdish, b/b, fresh grandson, Chri topher of apple crisp, cake, milk. Cambridge, were Wednesday Thursday---Roast overnight guests of his sister, Fern potatoes, b/b, fruit sauce, Christensen. On Thursday they treats, milk. and Mel Bergman attended the Friday --Pizza, funeral of their brother, Kenneth b/b, fresh fruit, milk. Bergman, 74, at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton. Ray Dunterman, Roy T. Christensen, Ray Christensen and Louis Dolan also attended the funeral. The Milroy Lions Club had their Christmas dinner and party at the Milroy Legion Hall, Thursday. DOn Schmidt presided. The singing of Christmas carols and the invocation was led by Rev. Don Comnick. Dean Holmberg of Vesta showed his slides and spoke of his trip to Russia last summer. He The first mailboxes were g Paris in 1653. fearful for their in the boxes to SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE, I Walnut Grove - Weetbrook, MN. Wednesday, December REDWOOD COUNTY PICK-UP SCHEDULE OF RECYCLABLES for the month of December. BELVIEW, CLEMENTS, DELHI, WANDA Pick-up December 12 & 27* LUCAN, MILROY, SEAFORTH, VESTA Pick-up December 13 & 28* LAMBERTON Pick-up December 14 & 29* MORGAN & NORTH REDWOOD Pick-up December 10 & 24. REDWOOD FALLS Pick-up December 4, 5, 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21. REVERE & WALNUT GROVE Pick-up December 11 & 26. WABASSO Pick.up December 3, 17, 31. For pick-up Information call Curry at 644-2177, your city office or DAC Enterprises, Inc. *CHANGE OF PICK-UP DAY IN YOUR