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Katherine E. “Kay” Olson

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Funeral services for Katherine E. “Kay” Olson were held June 25, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook, MN. Online condolences may be sent at

Katherine, 98, Westbrook died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Valley View Manor, Lamberton.

Katherine E. “Kay” Olson was born September 5, 1917 in Edgerton, Minnesota to Henry and Jennie (Van Lant) Baker. She was a graduate of Edgerton Public High School, Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD, The Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, and attended the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She worked in various hospitals in Pipestone, Rochester, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, was a missionary nurse in Texas, and was the County Public

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    Roy William Arnold

    Funeral services for Roy William Arnold were held June 27, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

    Roy William Arnold, 93, of Walnut Grove died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center.

    Roy William Arnold was born February 3, 1923 on the family

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    Mary Prechel

    Funeral services for Mary Prechel were held June 24, 2016 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home, Tracy, MN. Online condolences may be sent at

    Mary Prechel, 81, Lucan, MN, formerly of Walnut Grove, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center.

    Mary (Larsen) Prechel was born July 20, 1934 in Sherman Township, Minnesota to Victor and Loretta (Cady) Larsen. She graduated from Wabasso High School in 1953.

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    Wilder Pageant Media Night

    The Ingalls family posed for pictures on the covered wagon.

    Pa – Errol Steffen; Ma – Kari Vaupel; Mary – Josie Alvstad; Laura – Jacey Altermatt; Carrie – Abigail Jensen; Grace – Messina Lessman.

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    Fun Days — A Mid-Summer’s Night — Kourage Rocks on

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Westbrook — Once again the Fun Days event came off with very few glitches, if any. The weather could not have been much better for the entire weekend with the exception of a hot Saturday, and a fast moving rain system that popped up during the parade in the afternoon. Otherwise it was a great weekend for Fun Day goers.


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    Lois Vande Berg


    Sibley, Iowa

    June 20, 2016

    Lois Vande Berg, 88, of Sibley, Iowa, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Funeral service was Friday, June 24, at First Reformed Church, Sibley, with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids, Iowa.

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    Local volunteers to lead parade

    Riding in the convertible at the front of this year’s Inwood Fourth of July parade will be Bev and Eugene VerSteeg, parade marshals for the 2016 Independence Day celebration.

    The husband and wife team have lived in the Inwood area nearly 50 years. Bev was originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and graduated from Washington

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    Inwood man dies after single-vehicle accident

    Bradley Schneidermann, 46, of Inwood died after a single-vehicle accident Saturday, June 25, east of Rock Rapids.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Schneidermann was a passenger in a 1992 Ford F150 pickup driven by 14-year-old Ryan Schneidermann of Inwood. At approximately 4:23 p.m., Ryan was traveling west on Highway 9, one-quarter mile east of Ibex Avenue, when he said he briefly fell asleep due to being tired from working outside all day. The

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    Miss & Little Miss Inwood crowned

    Miss Inwood 2016, Jordyn Wierkeraad, and 14 Little Miss Inwood participants were crowned during pageant ceremonies Monday, June 20, at the Inwood Community Center.

    Randi Grevengoed served as mistress of ceremonies, introducing Miss Inwood contestants, Hailey Rozeboom and Jordyn Wiekeraad, and Little Miss Inwood participants, Brystol Berentschot, Chloe De Vall, Alya Faber, Mylie

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    Magic in the air

    Magic can be found in the pages of books — or so the story goes. Summer fun sponsored by local libraries continued this past week when comedy magician Jonathan May visited the Larchwood Gymnasium and Inwood Community Center Tuesday, June 21, to share some magic and laughter with those in attendance.

    May details his experience

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