Planners face key choices for wind farm

Posted September 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

It could be more than a year before the first new wind towers appear in rural Westbrook, but crucial decisions are underway right now.

When the project is finished, Plum Creek Wind Farm will easily overshadow Odell Wind Farm, in terms of economic impact on the county. Like the Odell project, this one is led by Geronimo Energy, a company owned by Mt. Lake native Noel Rahn.

The Geronimo Energy staff has been meeting with Westbrook area land owners to discuss the project’s long-range future. The early estimate is that construction will get underway sometime in 2019.

Please see this week’s edition of the Westbrook Senitel Tribune for the full story.

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    Merrill Reinhard Wahl

    Merrill Reinhard Wahl

    Memorial Services for Merrill Reinhard Wahl were held September 18, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray, MN. Interment is in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rose Hill Township. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.


    Merrill, 83, Currie, died peacefully Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at

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    Mary Ann Hagemeyer

    Funeral Services for Mary Ann Hagemeyer were held Monday, September 18, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, Westbrook, MN. Interment will be in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

    Mary Ann, 80, Westbrook died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living of North Mankato.

    Mary Ann Hagemeyer was born January 16, 1937 to Martin and Hilda (Sondergard)

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    Homecoming week kicks off with coronation

    Homecoming will kick off Monday evening at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. At school it will be Pajama Day, with students working on skits, floats, and posters.

    Tuesday will be Tye Dye Day, with a big screen movie, volleyball game against RRC with a student council bake sale, with proceeds going for hurricane relief. Bonfire following the game.

    Wednesday – Denim dress up day.

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    The Westbrook Kiwanis held their annual “Walkathon” on Saturday at Rolling Hills Golf Course. The event, which has raised in excess of $100,000.00 for The Children's Miracle Network in the past, is now sharing the proceeds locally for school related causes. This year's walk has yielded nearly $2000.00 with contributions still coming in. If you were not contacted and wish to donate, you may

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    “Flapper” fall musical coming to WWG

    Wwg — The fall muiscal “Flapper” will be presented by the WWG theater department. Flapper is a musical with book by Tim Kelly and music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.

    The theater department will take you back to the Roaring Twenties as they present the music and dance comedy.

    Please see this week’s edition of the Westbrook Sentinel

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    Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop

    Posted September 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage food producer? If you are, attend the Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop on Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30pm at the U of M Extension Regional Office, Willmar.

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    Healthy Potential

    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    West Lyon welcomed many new faces for the 2017-2018 school year, including a new school nurse. Maggie

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