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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

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

Horse leisure time  
Horse leisure time
06/17/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)- This young colt was looking for a little attention last Tuesday east of Garvin corner. 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

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

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

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

Correction: Week Two — Another Successful Pageant Weekend   
Correction: Week Two — Another Successful Pageant Weekend
07/22/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Walnut Grove — Friday night threatening weather never materialized to affect the pageant performance. Although pageant player Errol Steffen said during the middle of the first act he could see distant lightning in the northwest. So they speeded up the performance as much as ... View

 
Field Trip to the Jeffers Petroglyphs
08/12/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     “I'm a late-comer to publishing with a scratch-paper collection of memories and ideas,” says JoAn Bakker, author of the recently published paperback book A Field Trip to the Jeffers Petroglyphs. “At 81 years, I have to think, 'If not now, when?' ”... 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

 
Community geared up for Wilder Pageant
07/08/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Walnut Grove — Friday night as the sun sets, The Wilder Pageant committee will take you back to 1874 when the Ingalls family  arrived in Walnut Grove,  after leaving their home in the Big Woods at Pepin, Wisconsin the previous winter. ... View

Erin Richards to Direct 2015 Wilder Pageant  
Erin Richards to Direct 2015 Wilder Pageant
04/01/2015

Sentinel Tribune / STPNS
Westbrook, Minnesota (STPNS)-     Walnut Grove — Richards’ pageant experience goes back to her early childhood years. Her first recollections of the Wilder Pageant were when she was in kindergarten or first grade. At that time her father, Bill Richards, was directing the pageant.... 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

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