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Sentinel Tribune Grabs Three Photo Awards
02/04/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-         Thursday and Friday the Sentinel Tribune received recognition from the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for photos taken by Tom Merchant, Sentinel Tribune editor.... View

Tanks of thanks®  
Tanks of thanks®
06/18/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — Peggy Klasse received a special thank you for her contributions to the community. She was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a bit better. ... View

Yule Log ornaments  
Yule Log ornaments
12/17/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     WALNUT GROVE — Betty Kassel passes away some of her spare time painting Christmas ornaments on black walnut biscuits. She started making them as a hobby in 1987. ... View

Rewards of a job well done  
Rewards of a job well done
02/04/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Jim Erickson, retired well driller, enjoys showing off his treasures and telling a related story or two about them. Dr. Mearl Keithahn hired Erickson in 1974 to drill the well for her new house north of Storden. That well job led to a lasting friendship and Erickson's newest... View

Fawns are better left alone  
Fawns are better left alone
07/03/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- A well-meaning person finds a young deer fawn alone in the wild, assumes it is lost, orphaned or hurt, and takes it home with them to nurse it back to health. Not only is this a bad idea, it’s against the law.... View

Cowboy Jim performed at Good Samaritan in Westbrook  
Cowboy Jim performed at Good Samaritan in Westbrook
12/30/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Cowboy Jim  entertained the residents of the Good Samaritan Center with his selections of Chistmas songs Tuesday morning. James Bergstrom (AKA) Cowboy Jim lives in Eagle Lake and performs at care facilities in six upper midwest states. Three years ago he did 300 shows in one year. View

Mystery letter  
Mystery letter
10/22/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — On September 13, Arnie Beek and his wife Jean attended an all school reunion of Midland #6 country school. The reunion was held at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids. ... View

Santa Claus visits Westbrook Good Samaritan Center  
Santa Claus visits Westbrook Good Samaritan Center
12/30/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- Santa Claus visited with residents, friends, and volunteers Tuesday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Center in Westbrook.

Dean Fishel provided entertainment during the social event as the guests and residents enjoyed a variety of lunch and treats. View


K8, Mind Over Matter  
K8, Mind Over Matter
02/25/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     westbrook — For most people, young and old, getting up in the morning, showering, shaving, brushing teeth, dressing and having breakfast are things we do without really giving much thought to it. ... View

There’s a new bridge spanning Blue River  
There’s a new bridge spanning Blue River
11/06/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- The Walterville Community Center was the setting last week for an alumni reunion celebration of the Ford Institute Leadership Program participants. Five separate leadership-training pro-grams sponsored and funded by the Ford Family Foundation in Roseburg, have taken place in the McKenzie River comm... View

Hatchery fish can be both easier or harder to catch  
Hatchery fish can be both easier or harder to catch
12/04/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- Angling success is higher when fishing for hatchery raised trout than it is for trout grown in a more natural setting, even when that more natural environment is created in a hatchery.... View

New dock at Leaburg Lake  
New dock at Leaburg Lake
11/06/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- LEABURG: A floating dock at Leaburg Lake that was removed two years ago has been replaced. The new structure is 26.5 ft long and 10 feet wide with a 7 foot cantilever section over the water. ... View

Time to get out and wet a line  
Time to get out and wet a line
04/24/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- The 2014 outdoor recreation season will get a boost this weekend starting with the annual Fisherman’s Breakfast, set for Saturday, April 26th. The event, sponsored by McKenzie Fire & Rescue at the Leaburg Training Center, will be held between 6 and 11 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids... View

Rock Concert to highlight Fun Days  
Rock Concert to highlight Fun Days
06/25/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — The Miss Westbrook Scholarship program Boots and Bling, will  be one of the highlights of Fun Days. ... View

Deer Camp  
Deer Camp
11/12/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- WESTBROOK — Saturday was the official opening of deer season in Minnesota. Along with governor Dayton who officially opened the season at Bemidji, tens of thousands of deer hunters blanketed most of the state, to get their shot at a trophy buck or a big doe, to provide venison for their supper tabl... View

Dan Wahl named Wilder Pageant director  
Dan Wahl named Wilder Pageant director
04/30/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Walnut grove — After the last pageant season the Wilder Pageant Committee was faced with the task of naming a new director after Bill Richards resigned the post after serving the past few years. Richard felt it was time for him to take a break.... View

Kris Isder — A Time for Change  
Kris Isder — A Time for Change
07/23/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Special — Growing up on  a farm southeast of Westbrook, Kris Isder never gave a thought to doing anything in regards to ministry. She says, “although I was active in the church, when I was growing up pastors were men. I had never considered going into the ministry.... View

Antique Christmas Cactus  
Antique Christmas Cactus
01/14/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — If you have been in the Westbrook Post Office Lobby, you would notice there is a beautiful Christmas Cactus in the sales lobby.... View

Tour of Minnesota  
Tour of Minnesota
06/25/2014

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Westbrook — There are a lot of better known bicycle tours around the country, however none of those actually pass through Westbrook.... View

Volunteer honored for forest clean up  
Volunteer honored for forest clean up
10/23/2014

McKenzie River Reflections / STPNS
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon (STPNS)- BLUE RIVER: Monty Wilson, a Recreation Volunteer for the McKenzie River Ranger District from Blue River, was honored earlier this month by for his work cleaning up the forest. The District held a lunch and slideshow on October 2nd and presented Wilson with outdoor gear as a thank you for all his ef... View