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The riddle of the two tombs

Posted April 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm

There are two places in Jerusalem that claim to be the burial place of Jesus.  My husband and I visited both of them when we were in Israel in 2014.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The first, and oldest, is in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Construction of this ancient church was begun in 326 A.D. by Helene, mother of Constantine the Great.  Before that, the Romans had built a temple on that spot to either Jupiter or Venus (scholars are not sure which).  When Helene “discovered” the place

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    Understanding the Board of Appeal and Equalization

    This is the time of the year when county assessor offices have sent property owners a Valuation of Real Property Notice that informs them of the value and classification of their real estate. The estimated market value, the amount a buyer would pay for the property, of a particular property may raise questions; consequently, the owner should check with the assessor’s office for an explanation of the dollar value, based on the

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    Westbrook Lion John Rupp recognized for outstanding service

    John Rupp received honors at the Westbrook Lions Annual Dinner on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Westbrook Community Center.   He was recognized for his service with the Multiple District 5M KidSight program by receiving the “KidSight Sight Saver” award.  Lion John worked with 41 Lions Clubs in the Southwest corner of Minnesota to organize screenings of children 6 months to 6 years for Myopia, Hyperopia (Far Sightedness), Astigmatism, Cataract, Anisometropia, Strabismus, Anisocoria, and Ptosis.  If caught early enough, a child’s eyes can fully

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    Devin Soupir joins local office of Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates

    A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

    Devin Soupir has joined the Marshall financial practice of Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. as an Administrative Assistant.

    In this role, Soupir will support the practice with such as: assisting with preparing for client

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    Murray County 4-H

    Organizations celebrate National Volunteer Week annually in April, this year it was April 7 – 13. Along with a letter of thanks to all 4-H volunteers, Murray County 4-H highlighted one volunteer on the Minnesota 4-H Facebook page and Twitter account. This year Murray County 4-H volunteer David Herrig was honored for his years of service to 4-H. According to 4-H records, Dave’s been a volunteer for 28 years, however, it

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    Walnut Grove City Council has full agenda

    Walnut Grove City Council met April 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular council meeting at the Walnut Grove city offices.

    Find the full story in this weeks Sentinel Tribune.

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    Storytelling Photographer

    Doug Ohman is known as a photographer, a speaker, a historian and a storyteller. In his opening comments at the Westbrook Community Center the evening of April 9, he commented, “My favorite title is storyteller, and I promise I will not lecture tonight.” He did an outstanding job of entertaining the audience with stories related to photographs of churches, barns, courthouse, schools, cabins and libraries.

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    Carlson Acres Resort pampers pets

    Planning a vacation? What about your pet dogs and cats? Would it be in the best interests of you and your pets if you found a place where they would be pampered while you are away from home? Carlson Acres Pampered Pet Resort located on Murray County Rd. 42 a couple miles south of Dovray is the answer to these questions.

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    Season ends for WWG/RRC Speech

    Posted April 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The 2019 speech season comes to a close for WWG/RRC Speech.  Though it didn’t end the way we would have liked, our team did us proud.  Elizabeth Wiggins, Ethan Price and Jack Derickson competed Saturday at the 3A section

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    Gardening with Jesse James

    Posted April 10, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    My gardening world opened when my mother gave me a packet of marigold seeds. Watching those tiny seeds become blooming plants was miraculous. The learning continued through hands on, a lot of

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    Impacting the world

    Posted April 10, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    On Thursday evening, April 4, people from the community gathered at the Westbrook Community Center to hear a

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    Out of this world treasure

    Posted April 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Join Inwood Christian School for a night of treasure hunting. But be prepared to find a treasure that is not of this world. Kindergarten through

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