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lO Wednesday December 28, 2016 $1.00 1 5 NEW YEARS PAGE 5 BUSINESS DIRECTORY PAGE 10 Itdl.llqlIHiqllMIdih,,I,II,l,,,mliqlql,dlq,lqlI *'*'**'MIXED ADC 553 SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA ST SHELTON, WA 985842263 NUMBER 19 10 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition ,Continued sales decline causes closure after nearly 100 years of operation By Tom Merchant Overson Building Sentinel Tribune Center in Sleepy Eye. The two stores will WESTBROOK -- close Friday, December Mark Wright, General 30. manager of Overson Wright says, this Lumber Co. announced was not an easy deci- the closing of two of sion to make given the their branch lumber commitment Overson's company stores.Overson has made to each of Lumber Co. based in St. these businesses. The James announced the decision comes follow- closing of Westbrook ing declines in sales. The Home Center along with Overson family ESTBROOK The long time lumber and hardware store will doors this Friday December 30. close its expressed their apprecia-. tion of the patrons that had supported them over the past several years. The inventory in the stores will be relocated to other Overson stores. These closings come on the heels of the Lamberton Lumber Company closure earlier this past year. For fur- ther information you can contact General Manager Mark Wright at 507- 375-3138. Further infor- mation can be found in an ad in this newspaper on page 7. u~ Wreaths across Redwood County After being postponed due to inclement weather the Walnut Grove American Legion Post held their Wreath ceremony honoring fallen veterans at Christmas time. Above from left: Tom Noram, John Doubler, Dave Doubler, Gary Pilaczynski, Gerald Seehusen, Doug Krentz, and Randy Tietz. Submitted Photo. Superintendent Woelber explained Board adopts changes in winter clothing rule By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WWG -- Superintendent Woelber gave the board a five page handout from the Minnesota Department of Education. In all the five pages spelled out exactly how much money the district receives from state funding. The report lists Property Valuation from the two years everything from Market Value Data, Pupil Data showing data 2013 and 2014, along with esti- mates of 2016 through 2019. The report shows Basic Revenue, Declining Enrollment Value, Pension Adjustment Revenue, Gifted and Talented Revenue, English Learner Revenue, Sparsity Revenue, Small Schools Revenue, Transportation Sparsity, General Ed Revenue, and so on. Woelber noted that the funding formula is a very complex report, but gives a clearer picture of where the funding comes from, and how it affects the local taxes. Declining enrollment has a lot to do with the funding the district receives. The board adopted the local levy for pay 2017 in the amount of $542,354.77, a decrease of 7.48 per- cent from the previous year. Woelber also handed out a report that showed the current operating levies in the area. Milroy was the highest at $3,345. Fulda was $2,600, Red Rock Central $1,450, Murray County Central $926, WWG $760, TMB $760, Comfrey $639, Wabasso $629. You can see WWG is on the middle to low end of the spectrum. Last month elementary principal Paul Olson requested to make a change in the winter clothing rule in the student handbook. The board tabled the change until this meeting after having the schools legal counsel look it over. The schools attorney made some minor changes but otherwise gave his approval. The handbook requires elementary students to be wearing winter coats, gloves or mittens, stocking caps, boots and snow pants. For secondary students, they will only be required to have winter caps, gloves and winter coats. Athletic Director Leo Theisen expressed his con- cem for the girls basketball program. Council on page 3 ON RECORD PAGE 2 SPORTS PAGE 7 INSIDE PAGE 3' CALENDAR PAGE 8 VIEWPOINT PAGE 4 CLASSIFIED PAGE 9 FAITH & FAMILY PAGE 5 BUSINESS PAGE 10 COMMUNITY PAGE 6 TER ' CONTACT US:: : :: INFORMATION CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISING r'lm t"~l CIRCULATION 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 2, 7, 8 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2016 Sentinel Tribune