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WWG robotics team charge their way to 2nd place

Posted May 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

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. The team had a limited time that the robot could be out of its bag in order to prepare for the MN State Robotics competition on May 18, 2019. The morning of May 17, the Robotics Team helped load their pit materials and robot into the WWG trailer and bus.

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    ElVern “Tudy” Katherine Will

    98

    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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    Walnut Grove Ambulance volunteers recognized

    cvanloh@ncppub.com

    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

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    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

    cvanloh@ncppub.com

    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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    New life needed at Westbrook’s North city park

    The Westbrook Area Volunteers are raising funds to purchase safe and interactive playground equipment, benches, garbage receptacles as well as a bathroom that will be installed in our north park. With the improvements we hope to create a space that encourages our area youth and their families to enjoy time together in a healthy environment.

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    Redwood County Relay For Life

    Posted May 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    The 26th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Redwood County committee and teams will be meeting on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Thrivent off Bridge Street in Redwood Falls.  Teams are encouraged to turn

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    Westbrook Community Red Cross

    Posted May 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Monday, May 6, the American Red Cross collected 22 units of blood from 21 donors while at the Westbrook Community Center; 15 of the units were whole blood while 7 units came from 4

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    School board superheroes celebrated in May

    Posted May 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    May is School Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board members to Iowa public education. This year’s theme is Superheroes for Public Education”

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    Breathe Easier

    Posted May 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    sarahm@ncppub.com

    Asthma and allergies can cause symptoms all year long and with allergy season in the air, many people are looking at preventing asthma flare-ups. According

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