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Pageant attendance down due to rainout

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

By Tom Merchant

Sentinel Tribune

Walnut Grove — Despite having weather complications the people of Walnut Grove and the area still put on great performances, and welcomed visitors from around the nation and even from foreign countries.

All three weekends provided many activities for visitors to see and do. From visits to the Wilder Museum, Family Festivals, to pageant performances there was a lot going on in Walnut Grove the past three weeks.

Please see this week’s edition of the Westbrook Sentinel Tribune for the full story and more pictures.

•Despite having two “Little House” stars at two of the pageant weekends,

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    Storden to celebrate “Town Day”

    •Folks from Storden will be hosting their “Town Day” this Saturday, July 30, with many activities from 11:00 a.m. through the evening

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Storden — Are you ready for a fun day at Storden? That is what’s in store for you if you head to Storden for a day long event featuring activities for young and old.

    Activities get going at 11:00 am when a three on

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    School board handles routine business

    •Installation of air conditioning in high school gym nearly complete, summer projects going well

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    WWG — If you think the school locks its doors at the end of the school year, you would be wrong. A good portion of the summer is devoted to scrubbing, polishing, painting and repairing all three buildings. That also includes some work by outside services.

    At the top of the list,

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    Ma Ingalls, Karen Grassle highlighted weekend

    By Carolyn VanLoh

    Sentinel Tribune

    WALNUT GROVE — Television's Little House on the Prairie Ma Ingalls, Karen Grassle, kept busy during her visit to Walnut Grove on Saturday. Fans young and old stood in line for autographs at the museum from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and again from 2 – 3:30 p.m. The star commented as she signed her name on an old “Little House” boxed board game, “There are so many things I've never seen before!”

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    Heavy rains hit area Saturday night

    Posted July 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    About four to five inches of rain fell in the area causing local flooding of roads with some minor washouts on some roads. Rushing water had piled up deadfall near the Plum Creek Ranch rodeo

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