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School board reviews capital outlay budget

    WWg — Superintendent Loy Woelber presented the proposed capital outlay budget for 2018 the requests topped $307,000. That was a fairly hefty increase. The requests from the  elementary was $42,700 and the secondary came in at $43,400. Woelber said he felt t...

Elementary Family Day featured Bicycle Safety theme Elementary Family Day featured Bicycle Safety theme
    WWg —  Recently the elementary school used a novel way to promote bicycle safety. In the past a bicycle rodeo was held with safety checks of the kids bicycles by the Walnut Grove Police Department.  This year the school used their Family Day program to gi...

Commencement To Be Held  Sunday Commencement To Be Held Sunday
        WWG — Thirty seven seniors will conclude a 13 year journey  of formal  education, and will go out into the world to meet new challenges in their life pursuits.  As  they leave as high school graduates, their pat...

Obituary Obituary

  A Celebration of Life and Remembrance for James Richard Cooley was held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Westbrook Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Westbrook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.



Obituary Obituary

       Memorial services for Lucille Raveling will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan.  Visitation is one hour prior to services.  Inurnment will be in the Lucan Cemetery.  Online condole...

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Between the Lines

Our illustrious president is claiming the House’s passing of Repeal and Replace as the best thing since sliced bread. Oh yes, indeed it is, especially good for those making over $300K a year, because they are going to receive a whopping 850 billion dollar tax cut over the next ten years. Th...



Council discussed police staffing concerns
    westbrook — Police Chief Alan Wahl talked with the council about hiring part-time officers. He noted that some area police departments are advertising for part-time officers up to $20.00 per hour. That makes it difficult to find people willing to come here for considerably l...


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