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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Page 6 GLANCES IN THE PAST TEN YEARS AGO December 13, 2000 Ron Duggen of Charleston, IL was recently chosen out of 47000 sales- men working in the U.S. as number one salesman. He is the son of Bill and Mavis Duggen of Westbrook. Lichty Drug is in the mid- dle of a major remodeling project. The new pharmacy has been located in the for- mer clinic building. In addi- tion to the current lines, the store will add a limited line of hardware, including elec- trical, plumbing, paint, and other consumable items as furnace filters, as well as some kitchen items. cation. Affirming the Baptism at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 28, were Andrew Haar, Duaine Schultz, Jason Merchant, Beau Seeger, Benjamin Jans, and Troy Steen. TWENTY YEARS AGO December 12, 1990 Word has been received from Emily Kleve, area director of the Worthington Job Training Office, that the Private Industry Council of MN has awarded a grant of $28,000 to her office to be used to help former employ- ees of the Westbrook Egg Co. The money can be used for on-job training, voca- tional or college training, night classes, career coun- seling, and funding for relo- State receives more than $800,000; growers should consider 2011 grant pro- gram The State of Minnesota will get a share of $55 mil- lion dollars in 2010 Specialty Crop Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program supports projects that enhance the competi- tiveness of specialty crops, which are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nurs- ery crops, including floricul- ture. The 2010 federal allo- cation is 10 percent higher than last year's funding. USDA selected Minnesota projects that support local and rural agriculture inter- ests, increase the competi- tiveness of small producers, and promote or create direct marketing opportunities for specialty crop producers. Minnesota was awarded $802,718 to fund 12 projects, THIRTY YEARS AGO December 11, 1980 Damage was estimated at more than $50,000 in a fire that destroyed a large calf barn at the Robert Holland farm northeast of Storden Saturday night. All but one of the 60 head of dairy heif- ers perished in the fire. Cause of the fire is thought to be an electrical heater. Greg Madson, Junior MILITARY Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kjorness receives promotion Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kjomess has been selected for promotion to Colonel. Recently his wife Kristin was promoted to Colonel. They both are attending school at the Army War College in Carlise, Pennsylvania. Mark is the son of Steve and Cathy Kjorness, Westbrookp and Kristin is the daughter of Bob and Grace Baker, Monument, Colorado. WESTBROOK SENIOR NUTRITION Defensive Back at SERVICES Northwestern (MN) from Westbrook, was recently awarded a Northwestem Football letter for the 1980 season. Madson was credit- ed with 46 tackles, including 10 solo tackles. He also recovered one fumble. Ruth Rachuy took first place and Charlene Rachuy placed second in the Voice of Democracy National Broadcast Contest recently. The girls were sponsored locally by the V.F.W. and the Ladies Auxiliary. spe including the cost of admin- istering the grants. A complete list of the 2010 recipients can be viewed at www.mda.state. mn.us. Minnesota growers inter- ested in these grant opportu- nities to enhance their spe- cialty crops are encouraged to participate in a free USDA webinar that will provide information on how they can apply for the 2011 grants. The webinar will be con- ducted Thursday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m. (CST). To register for the webinar, visit www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp or email David Weinand, Minnesota Department of Agriculture grant specialist, david.weinand@state.mn.us or call 651-201-6646. MDA is also planning to host informational meetings on the 2011 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in Moorhead and St. Paul early next year. Cards of thanks in the Sentinel Tribune will be in box ads. Up to 50 words for $10.00 51 to 75 words $15.00 76 to 100 words $20.00 Over 100 words - has to be a display ad, $5.1 5 per column inch "'CWNSHIP All open house or other announcements can be run in box ads at a rate of $5.15 per column inch. 2 column inch minimum. (A column inch is 1 column wide by 1 inch deep.) December 20-24, 2010 Senior Nutrition Services serving at the Westbrook Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. each operating day. Monday: Hamburger tomato casserole, Scandinavian blend, manda- rin orange whip, cookie, bread, milk Tuesday: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes/ gravy, creamed corn, tropical fruit, bread, milk Wednesday: Turkey veg. soup/crackers, roast beef sandwich, carrot raisin salad, butterscotch squares, milk Thursday: Ham, sweet potatoes, CA blend veg., pie,- dinner roll, milk Friday: Salisbury steak, potatoes, squash, pears, bread, milk All ads must be prepaid except for established business accounts. News & Ad deadline Friday 9:00 a.m (e-marl news must be submitted before noon on Monday) This snow blower was making quick work of clearing snow from the high school parking lot Monday morning in Westbrook. For reservations call Angie at 274-6583 by noon one day in advance. You may also call the Tracy kitchen at 1-866- 985-8512. Lutheran Social Services is funded in part under the Older Americans Act under contract with the Southwest Agency on Aging. As Minnesota's snowmo-those 16 and older is avail- cover can act as a blanket bile season begins, conserva- able from the DNR and prevent safe ice from tion officers from theInformation Center by call- forming. Never travel in sin- Department of Natural ing 651-296-6157 or toll- gle file when crossing bodies Resources (DNR) remindfree 888-646-6367 and by of water. *DRESS FOR SUCCESS driveSnwmbilesafely andperatrSto drivet mn.us.e-mail at www.dnr.state, g Use a full-size helmet, gog' smart. In addition to safety train- * gles or face shield to prevent "They need to contain ing requirements, snowmo- injuries from twigs, stones, their enthusiasm for that first bilers should follow these ice and flying debris. ride and get this season offto DNR safety tips: Clothing should be worn in a smooth, safe start," said Lt. *DON'T' DRINK layers and should be just Leland Owens, DNR recre- Drinking and driving can be snug enough so that no 10ose ............. ational .vehicle coordinator, fatal: Ice not safe, snow- mobile trails not yet ready for riding Officials from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are reminding snowmobil- ers and others to stay off lakes because the ice is not safe yet. According to the DNR, there have already been several ice rescues involv- ing snowmobiles. Also, one fatality occurred when a man on foot broke through thin ice on Lake Washington in Blue Earth County. "We're telling snowmo- bilers and others to please stay off of lakes until there is at least five inches of new, clear ice," said Lt. Dave Olsen, DNR Enforcement, Grand Rapids "Early season riders are often tempted to ride on lakes. But they are not yet safe for snowmobiles, ATVs, or even walking, in most cases." "Drivers should also be aware of potential hazards and use good judgment." To legally ride a snowmo- bile in Minnesota, residents born after Dec. 31, 1976, need a valid snowmobile safety certificate. There are two ways to do this. First, the traditional classroom course taught in local com- munities by volunteers is available for anyone 11 or older. These are listed on the DNR website at www.dnr. state.mn.us. Second, a DNR adult or youth Snowmobile Safety CD-ROM for PC or MAC is available for those 16 or older. "People can learn from the comfort of home, fill out the exam, and send in results to be officially certi- fied. It's as easy as that," Owens said. The CD-ROM course for Drinking alcohol before or during snowmobil- ing can impair judgment and slow reaction time. Snowmobilers who have been drinking may drive too fast or race across unsafe ice. *SLOW DOWN - Speed is a contributing factor in nearly all fatal snowmobil- ing accidents. Drivers should travel at a pace that allows ample reaction time. When driving at night, a speed of 40 miles an hour or higher often results in "overdriv- ing" headlight illumination. *BE PREPARED - Bring a first aid kit, a flashlight, waterproof matches and a compass. *STAY ALERT - Fatigue can reduce a driver's coordi- nation and judgment. * ICE ADVICE - Avoid traveling across bodies of water when uncertain of ice thickness and strength. Snow ends catch' in,he machine, ....... *WATCH THE "' WEATHER - Rapid weather changes can produce danger- ous conditions. *BRING A BUDDY - Never travel alone. Most snowmobile accidents result in some personal injury, which is particularly danger- ous if alone. If traveling alone, tell someone about the destination, planned route and expected time of return. *REPORT ACCIDENTS - The operator of a snowmo- bile involved in an accident resulting in medical atten- tion, hospitalization, death or damage exceeding $500 must fll6 a written report with the DNR. If the opera- tor is killed or is unable to file a report due to incapaci- tation, any peace officer investigating the accident can file the accident report within 10 business days. And even though there is snow, many trails are not yet ready for riding, accord- ing to DNR Northeast Parks and Trails Operations Manager Scott Kelling. Check conditions at DNR Web site at www. mndnr.gov or by calling 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367. Q: Where does the balsam fir boughs used to make holiday wreaths and gar- land come from? A: The specialty forest products industry uses many of the natural resources found in Minnesota's forests, such as pinecones, mosses and birch twigs, to make every- ....... ......... =, ~ l~,b ~i~iS~ftji5 ~ ~:i~ Mr.~~ ::. == thing from decorative items tby Minnesota's special forest to medicinal and herbal prod- ucts. One of the most important specialty products is the bal- sam bough. Approximately 4,000 tons of boughs are har- vested annually from Minnesota forests, and each ton makes roughly 400 wreaths. However, the num- ber of holiday wreaths and garland made per ton varies depending on the size of each item. Most of the boughs used products industry are har- vested from public and pri- vate lands across the northern part of the state. Itasca, St. Louis, Aitkin and Cass coun- ties support more than half of the total bough harvest in Minnesota. The state's bal- sam bough industry has annual retail sales topping $20 million. - Keith Jacobson, DNR Forest Utilization & Marketing Program coordi- nator Notice oflofficer candidate filing dates To the residents of Rosehill Township. No- tice is hereby given that the officers to be elected at the up coming March 2011 elec- tion are: Supervisor (1) and treasurer. Po- tential candidates for the stated positions may file an affidavit of candidacy with the Township Clerk beginning on Tuesday, De- cember 28, 2010 until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11,2010 Rosehill Township Clerk Mark Schobor l r IZ