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Lyle Patrick

Posted May 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm



Walnut Grove, MN

May 18, 2019

Lyle Patrick Campbell, 82, of Walnut Grove passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. A private family burial will be held in the Walnut Grove Cemetery at a later time. Online

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    Faye A. Buterbaugh


    Brookings, S.D.

    May 16, 2019

    Faye A. Buterbaugh, age 77, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at The Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings.   Memorial services were held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Brookings.

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    ElVern “Tudy” Katherine Will


    Marshall, formerly

    Walnut Grove

    May 15, 2019

    ElVern “Tudy” Katherine Will, age 98 of Revere, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Morningside Heights Nursing Home in Marshall. Mass of Christian

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    Douglas Bakke


    Dovray, Minnesota

    May 13, 2019

    Douglas Bakke, age 74, of Dovray, went to his heavenly home Monday, May 13, 2019 at Our House of Murray County in Slayton. A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Rolling Hills

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    Walnut Grove Ambulance volunteers recognized

    Walnut Grove’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) volunteers were recently recognized for successful life-saving efforts. At the April 8 City Council meeting, Mark Griffith, Executive Director of South Central Minnesota EMS System, presented individual citations to each Walnut Grove EMT involved in the emergency call. He read an account of the medical emergency prior to giving the EMTs their certificates. Below is that story.

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    RRC Superintendent injured in auto crash

    RRC Superintendent Bruce Olson was critically injured in a 2 car accident on Friday, May 17, 2019, on Highway 14 two miles west of Sanborn. He and Vicki Janssen were passengers in a School District vehicle driven by Stacey Vold, when they were hit by a vehicle that did not stop at a stop sign at Highway 14 and Knox Ave. The three others were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. Olson was airlifted to HCMC with life-threatening injuries.

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    Leo Theisen retiring from high school classroom

    He was a 22-year-old college graduate when he arrived in Walnut Grove. Theisen’s classroom on the second floor in the WWG Elmentary building is now home base to Mrs. Lairdie Kells and 5/6 graders. Ten years later, in 1990, the Walnut Grove and Westbrook schools merged, and Theien’s Business Education has been in Westbrook the past 29 years.

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    High School Spring Pops Concert

    Attending the May 13 Junior/Senior Spring Pops Concert was impressive and entertaining, to say the least. You had to be there to be impressed and entertained by the Junior and senior bands, along with Junior High Charger Choir and senior high concert choir. A jazz band, the vocal Dynamic Sound group, and a senior high men’s quartet rounded out the evening’s musical program.

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    WWG robotics team charge their way to 2nd place

    Westbrook Walnut Grove Chargers Robotics Team 5991 seated at 20th in the state of MN. After competing in March in Duluth, WWG Robotics students made plans for a trip to State when they found out they were officially 20th in the state! Only 36 teams are able to participate in the State MN FRC Robotics Competition.

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    Ron Wyant

    Ron Wyant


    Sioux City, Iowa

    May 14, 2019

    Ronald “Ron” A. Wyant, 88, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Holy Spirit Retirement in

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