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Ed Fornberg retires but still is teaching art

Posted January 18, 2017 at 4:36 pm

By Tom Merchant

Sentinel Tribune

walnut grove — Ed Fornberg was raised on a farm near Ellendale, in south central Minnesota. His path to becoming an art teacher was a bit different than most would follow.

When he got ready to attend college he told his dad he wanted to go to school to be an artist or teaching art. His father told him, “you’ll never make a living at that.” So he then applied to the U of M for the mechanical engineering school, and was accepted. Fornberg says even though the syllabus included some architecture, after a year of it, “I decided it just wasn’t for me so that is when I transferred to Winona State College

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    Westbrook is named in broadband grant

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    westbrook — last Friday morning, Terry Nelson and Ken Knuth of Woodstock Communications visited with the city council to explain how they will use the grant money to increase the internet speed in the Westbrook area.

    Bob Knuth explained the company received grant funding of $412,391 from the State of Minnesota, and the Woodstock Telephone Co. matched that with their own contribution of $504,033.

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    Bruce Jorgenson retires from WWG board

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    westbrook — When it comes to longevity as a board member, Bruce Jorgenson is at the top of the ladder serving on the board for 31 years. Jorgenson was first elected in 1986 when coincidently there were eight candidates running for three positions on the board. Patty Spielman and Jim Christensen were the other two elected. This year there were seven candidates running for four seats.

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    The Bite is on . . .

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    This past week apparently the fish have been biting at area lakes. There were many trucks parked on the south side of Sandbar Road at Lake

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