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By Anne Polta West Central Tribune STARBUCK -- Starbuck's 1880s-era train depot has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation officially recognizes the old depot's significance in developing the town of Starbuck and contributing to commerce and transportation in the region. "We are somebody now," said Arne Pederson, president of the Starbuck Depot Society. The National Register listing will be celebrated at a short ceremony Saturday during Starbuck's Heritage Days.
The Hancock Lions are again sponsoring Fourth of July celebrations in Hancock. The two-day celebration will feature a host of activities for all age groups. The majority of events will be held on Tuesday, July 4. However, the Inn Like Flinn's street dance will take place July 3 on the street outside Inn Like Flinn's. The band Hot Wired will play tunes from the 1950s and '60s as well as some country songs. There is no admission charge for the dance thanks to a donation from the Hancock Commercial Club. The remaining events are on July 4, starting at 7 a.m.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's JOBZ program might have some detractors, but you won't hear any complaints from those involved with Prairie Trailer's new facility in Morris' Industrial Park. The economic incentive program helped Prairie Trailer owner Ken Lesmeister more than double his work space, upgrade all aspects of the business and add five employees since the business relocated inside the city limits in February. "That was the push," Lesmeister said.
An open house bridal shower for Jamie Niedenfuer, bride-to-be of David Plocker, will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Jamie is the daughter of Joy and Mark Niedenfuer of Vining. David is the son of Don and Doreen Plocker of Morris. An open house bridal shower for Christine Dingman, bride-to-be of Mike Zaban, will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris.
RECYCLING TRAILER TIMES AND LOCATIONS for rural residents: Alberta - 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month; south of the Cargill Elevator. Chokio - 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month, in the County Shop, Hwy. 28. Donnelly - 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month; just off Hwy. 9, south of City Park. Hancock - 4th Saturday and Sunday of the month, across alley from Hancock Co-op.
Funeral services for Dr. Donald E. Wohlrabe of Morris were held Monday, June 26, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend David Fleischmann officiated. Burial was held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield. Military rites were provided by the Springfield American Legion. Dr. Donald Edwin Wohlrabe, son of Dr. E. J. and Eleanor (Clark) Wohlrabe, was born September 30, 1927 in Minneapolis. Donald began practicing medicine and surgery in Springfield in 1958. He was associated with his father in offices above the Sward-Kemp Drug Store building.
Funeral services for Donald Clifford Sabolik will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Kensington. Reverend Paul Ranum and Reverend Barb Chapman will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2006 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Kensington. Donald Clifford Sabolik was born May 27, 1943 in Windom, the oldest of three sons born to Clifford and Mayme (Wefel) Sabolik.
10 Years Ago June 27, 1996 Tribune The shareholders of Pomme de Terre Country Club, Inc. have overwhelmingly rejected a measure that could have led to the sale of the golf course. Nearly 100 people crowded the club house Monday night for a special meeting. Stockholders turned down the proposal by a vote of 65 to 17. Thanks to the efforts of the Knights of Columbus, the Park Board, and area businesses, Pomme de Terre Park has a new shelter, complete with electricity and a fire pit.
A malfunctioning grill was the cause of a fire at the Todd Hottovy home in Morris last week, according to Morris Fire Chief Doug Storck. The fire started when Hottovy was attempting to light a grill at the rear of the house in the early evening June 20. Apparently, the fuel tank on the grill didn't work properly and flames shot from the grill toward the house, Storck said. Because of the intensity of the flames, Hottovy was unable to extinguish the fire or move the grill, and the flames reached the home's sidewall.
In a couple of weeks, a moving van will pull up in front of my good friends' house and take their belongings to a new home in New York. I am not very happy about this and once again have tried to ignore it out of reality. However, I saw the pictures of their new house this past weekend and they are having a garage sale soon. This conflicts a bit with my fantasy that they'll stay here. At first glance, it would seem that we have little in common with these folks. My husband and I are both from small, rural communities in Minnesota.