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Pederson is Minnesota FFA Star in Production Placement

Posted May 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

The Minnesota FFA Association named Juliana Pederson the 2016 Minnesota FFA Star in Production Placement at the 87th Minnesota FFA Convention.

Pederson, a Westbrook-Walnut Grove FFA member, was named to the association's highest honors on Monday, April 25.

Working on a dairy farm has taught Juliana Pederson the value of responsibility, she said.

“When working on a dairy farm, there are times when you are the sole reason why a baby calf is still alive in the winter. Cows depend on their caretakers so much,” Pederson said. “If we fail as dairy farmers in completing those tasks, our cows will suffer.”

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    Walnut Grove woman held on drug charge

    Chicago — Reportedly Khoua Vang, 49 of Walnut Grove, has been charged with multiple drug charges after authorities found a large amount of drugs in her luggage at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, according to Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.

    The Cook County Sheriffs department was contacted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Saturday, April 23, for assistance in processing an arrest for Vang after agents found approximately 37 pounds of suspected opium and more the 3,500 suspected methamphetamine pills in her luggage.

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    Jim Erickson continues support of Minnesota Water Well Assn.

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    westbrook — Uff-Da — The areas’ most notable Norwegian well driller – inventor, Erickson has provided another miniature well drilling rig to be auctioned off at the Minnesota Water Well Associations annual convention.

    The retired well driller is still very active in the state association, attending the conventions almost every year since becoming a member many years ago.

    Erickson

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    Board hears class trip report from seniors

    • WWG Earth YES class has another successful year

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    WWG — Seniors Kenny Her, Nick Berg, Randy Knudson, and Dawson Iverson gave a brief review and comments on their recent class trip to New York City, and Washington D.C.

    Randy Knudson commented on some of the free time between scheduled events while in New York. He said “you got to see a lot of interesting people

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    Student Cleanup

    Posted April 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Last Friday students from WWG High School did a community service project cleaning road ditches and the city park in Westbrook.

    Left: This student threw tree

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    Martha Stai is Mary Poppins

    Posted April 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    jhult@ncppub.com

    Few actresses can pull off everyone’s favorite whimsical British nanny as well as Martha Stai, which is precisely why the

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    Trumpeter Swans

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    This pair of Trumpeter Swans were spotted west of Dovray on a slough near Bernie and Elaine Schlichte’s farm. Thanks for the tip.

    Jump rope for Heart

    Posted April 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Below: The top fund raisers by class. K-Cooper Saffert and Natasha Wahl; 1-Lauryn Bender; 2- Conner Lange (overall winner); 3-Natalie Wahl; 4 – Porter Marsh (not pictured; 5-Colton Carter; 6-Kayla Freeburg.

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