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Sanford Westbrook Medical Center recognized by Minnesota Hospital Association for excellence in quality and patient safety

Posted September 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Sanford Westbrook Medical Center has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in quality and patient safety as part of MHA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). MHA is one of 16 national, regional or state organizations selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to participate in HIIN. All 123 hospitals in MHA’s HIIN are working to reduce overall patient harm by 20 percent and 30-day hospital readmissions by 12 percent.

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

    Public open house on Westbrook highway construction

    Cottonwood County is reconstructing First Avenue in Westbrook from Highway 30 on the south to County Rd 30 on the north. The project will include street construction, sidewalk and driveway reconstruction, storm sewer reconstruction, and new street lighting. The county would like feedback from local residents and business owners on access needs during construction and other issues that are important to them.

    The open house will be held at the Westbrook Community Center on Tuesday, September 24,

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    Westbrook Kiwanis raises money for local school

    The Westbrook Kiwanis held their annual walkathon on Saturday, September 14. The group walked around the golf course, raising money for the local schools. Those walking were Gene and Jane Lindaman, Carol Quade, Jan Johnson, Joyce Vortherms, Marlowe Nelsen. Back row: Digger Pelps, Mary Ann Erickson, Steve Kjorness. Not pictured, Loy Woelber. (Photo/Submitted)

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    Results of the rain

    The area around Westbrook was hit by a surprise rainstorm Wednesday evening, September 11. The storm dropped anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of rain in the area.

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    Life after high school teaching


    Ron Kelsey is a busy retired agriculture teacher. When he was a Madelia High School freshman, he enrolled in ag classes and joined FFA, the seeds that grew into an award from the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame. He started teaching at RRC in 1965 and later filled in temporarily at Walnut Grove in 1989 and Westbrook in the early ‘90s.

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    Barb Rozeboom


    Canton, South Dakota

    Sept. 8, 2019

    Barb Rozeboom, 40, of Canton, South Dakota, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 due to a motor vehicle accident.

    Funeral services were Sept. 17 at First

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    Donna Kruse


    Pipestone, Minnesota

    Sept. 8, 2019

    Donna Kruse, 74, of Pipestone, Minnesota, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Pipestone County Hospice House.

    Services were Thursday, Sept. 12, at Faith Community Church, Pipestone

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    ‘Keep the Change’ funds benefit Lester trails

    Members of the Lester Visioning group accepted a $5,000 grant from Alliance Communications’ “Keep the Change” Fund. The funds will be used for construction of recreational trails in Lester. The first of five phases was recently completed. A 2,000-foot concrete trail that is 10 feet wide connects community buildings and Lester City Park.

    The “Keep the Change” program collects voluntary contributions from participating Alliance Communications cooperative members by rounding monthly

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    FFA members compete in state dairy event

    FFA members compete in state dairy event

    On Saturday, Sept. 4, members of the West Lyon FFA chapter competed in the state dairy evaluation competition. The team included Nathan Knapp, Tara Knapp, Kelton Stensland and Jesse Wulf.

    Find the full article in this week’s West Lyon Herald.

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    September meeting at Alvord Gun Club

    Members of the West Lyon FFA chapter conducted their monthly meeting Sept. 3 at the Alvord Gun Club. President Cade Metzger brought forth new business, reminding the economic committee to meet before the October meeting to discuss fruit sales. Adam Knoblock discussed plans for Farm Safety Day Sept. 25. Miss Kill reminded freshman members of the Greenhand Fire-Up event Oct. 15 at Northwestern College. Lucas Moser discussed the Cooperative Farmers Elevator tub promotion and encouraged every member to participate.

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