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Grace F. Christians

Posted January 22, 2020 at 9:15 pm


Concordia, Kansas

January 19, 2020

Grace F. Christians, age 93, of Concordia, Kansas, went to heaven on Sunday, January 19, 2020, surrounded by her family at her home in Concordia.  She was born on Nov. 2, 1926 in Sibley, Iowa to Harm & Tillie (Kruger) Doeden.

Grace attended country school in Sibley, Iowa until the 8th

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    Catherine “Cathy Vaupel


    Westbrook, MN

    January 14, 2020

    Catherine “Cathy” Vaupel, age 80 of Westbrook, passed away January 14, 2020 at Worthington Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 20 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Westbrook.  Interment will be in

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    Karen Elaine Dibble


    Westbrook, MN

    January 14, 2020

    Karen Elaine Dibble, age 81 of Westbrook, passed away January 14, 2020 at home surrounded by her family after a battle with cancer. Memorial Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.

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    Private pesticide applicator recertification workshops

    If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extension. These workshops offer a great opportunity to review regulations and safety issues related to pesticide application, as well as provide you with the latest University research on integrated pest management.

    Find the full story in this week’s Sentinel Tribune.

    U of M Beef Team to host Cow/Calf Days

    U of MN Extension in Murray and Pipestone Counties

    The University of Minnesota Beef Team is proud to host the annual Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show at 10 locations across the state in January and February. This event has been held for over 45 years and continues to be the leading information, technology, and research outlet for cow/calf producers in the state of Minnesota.

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    Murray County Historical Society to host a Spirit-Free Cocktail Event

    The Murray County Historical Society and Museum begins a year-long commemoration of the Roaring Twenties. To bring that past to life the Historical Society and museum staff will kick off with a Spirit-Free Cocktail Event at the Dinehart Holt House on Thursday, January 23 from 5-8 PM. Donate $5 for a drink ticket and choose from a tempting array of gourmet drinks. Our “moxy mixologists” will be on hand to shake, stir and even brew up some tasty, and in some cases healthy, alternatives to

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    Plant Geneticist Sir Bent Skovmand took root in Redwood County

    Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t live in the Walnut Grove area very long, but the television series based on her childhood story along Plum Creek featured Walnut Grove. Very few people in the Walnut Grove and Westbrook areas might remember the Danish young man named Bent Skovmand who lived and worked on the Grant and Esther Lee farm southwest of Walnut Grove in Redwood County. Skovmand, born

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    Decorating floats for the 2020 Rose Parade

    Have you ever watched the Rose Parade on TV and wondered how all those floats were decorated?  I used to wonder as well.  Then a number of years ago we got a Christmas letter from one of my husband Charles’ cousins who lives in California, and Bill had written that they had helped decorate a float.

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    Winter storm covers much of the mid-western states

    SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — Early last week local and regional weather forecasters were watching a large weather system organizing in the south-central states. The storm was shown to be on a path to cover parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and most of Iowa and Minnesota. It was scheduled to hit southern Minnesota sometime Friday morning. 

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