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News from the week of June 21, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


New Yorker plans apartment in former Korner Krafts building

A New York man is the new owner of the former Korner Krafts building in Downtown Tracy.

John Lang, of Glendale, N.Y., purchased the three-floor, brick building at an auction last month for $23,000.

"I was looking for an investment and the price was right," said Lang, in Tracy last weekend to inspect the property.

Lang has no immediate plans for the property. However, he would like to rent out the lower two levels. In another year, Lang hopes to remodel the building's top floor into an apartment. He envisions himself living in Tracy half the year, and going south to Florida for the winter.

Marshall pediatrician to see Tracy Medical Clinic patients

A Marshall pediatrician will be seeing patients at the Tracy Medical Clinic beginning next week.

Tracy Area Medical Services (TAMS) announces that Dr. Atul Mishra will see his first patients on June 30. According to a TAMS press release, Dr. Mishra “will help to meet the needs of patients formerly seen by Dr. Eleanor Bucu.” Dr. Bucu, a pediatrician, recently relocated to the Twin Cities, along with her husband, Dr. Rodelio Bucu.

A native of India, Dr. Mishra completed medical school in India in 1980. From 1981-83, he completed an internship, a demonstratorship, and a study in internal medicine, before entering into a private medical practice from 1983-86. Dr. Mishra came to the United States in 1986, where he passed the necessary medical boards and started at the University of Minnesota. He completed his residency in pediatrics in 1992.

Orwill Wigen will head District American Legion

Orwill Wigen, Tracy, is the new District 7 American Legion commander. Wigen was elected as the District 7 American Legion convention in Wheaton Saturday.

District 7 includes 83 American Legion posts serving 9,800 members.

"We're here to serve the veteran in any way that we can," said Wigen.

One of Wigen's goals for the coming year, is to raise funds for a new portable patient lift for the Luverne veterans home. Another is to increase membership.

"It gets harder every year," Wigen said. "We have more members passing away than are entering the service."

Tragedy claims life near Balaton

Annie Martha Hagen, 21, of Belview was killed in a two-vehicle, broadside accident at the junction of U.S. Highway 14 and Minnesota Highway 91 reported at 5:22 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

The Balaton Fire and Ambulance Department responded to the accident.

Hagen was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt, the state patrol said.

Extra excitement stitched into Shetek quilt auction

Extra activities are planned for this year's Quilt Auction at Shetek Lutheran Ministries, June 23-25.

The highlight of the event is still the auctioning off of dozens of handmade quilts. But many added events are also planned this year to make 'a weekend jam-packed with fun,' as one organizer puts it.

The weekend includes a campfire sing, fun run, horseshoe tournament, live concert, pork BBQ, children's carnival and the quilt auction.

The auction features hand-crafted quilts that are made by Lutheran church women across the tri-state area. All proceeds go toward supporting camp ministries. the public is invited.

Shetek campfires light up 6-county 4-H camp week

Summer 4-H camps got underway this week at Shetek Lutheran Ministries Campground.

Over 120 campers, third to seventh grade, will flock to Lake Shetek this week for 4-H summer camps. Two, three-day sessions are planned. Children attend from Nobles, Lincoln, Pipestone, Rock, Murray, and Lyon County.

The camps are based on the theme: “4-H Camp - Keeping it Natural.” Children are exposed to a variety of environmental issues.

Camp counselor Todd Halbersma of Pipestone explains:

“We have many different interest sessions and games to teach campers about the environment in an enjoyable manner.”