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Orie Kvilhaug retires with miles of smiles

Posted February 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

By Tom Merchant

Sentinel Tribune

westbrook — You might say Orie Kvilhaug grew up in the trucking and school bus business. He actually had his first bus driving experience when he was just 17 years old. A driver had called in sick so he was pressed into service for one day. Kvilhaug said that probably wouldn’t have worked out very well today. Kvilhaug and his wife, Gwen, told us much of the history behind their careers in the trucking and school bus business.

They said it all started in Dovray, when Orie’s father, Ole, started his school bus business in 1938 after he got a contract with Westbrook High School to haul kids from District 111 to Westbrook.

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    Family day and jump rope for Heart day

    On Valentine's Day, the Westbrook Walnut Grove Elementary celebrated a triple event. Besides being Valentine's Day, the school had their biannual Family Day and annual Jump Rope for Heart event.

    Family Day is a day where all of the elementary students are divided up into “families” consisting of sixth graders down to kindergarteners. The idea is for the grades to work with each other doing crafts and physical activities. It's a good thing for

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    Quick action by library worker and citizens saves Westbrook City Hall

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    westbrook — Quick action by a couple of people probably saved the city hall from possibly being a total loss to just a couple of thousand dollars in damage. However the loss could be higher, because most of the bills have been turned into the insurance company.

    Please see this week’s edition of the Westbrook Sentinel Tribune

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    WWG FFA hosts Regional event

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Last week the WWG FFA sponsored a Regional workshop for State Star Proficiency Interviews along with Job Interviews by FFA instructors from the Region VI chapters. About 15 chapters from the region participated

    Soup supper aids community center

    Posted February 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Residents of Lester are familiar with the Lester Community Soup Supper, scheduled this year for Saturday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the community center.

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