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Drama (continued from page one) for additional sponsorship to help pay for the royalties and miscellaneous ex- penses involved in the production. If you are interested in helping to spon- sor this project, please contact the school at 839-6181. Empathize It, by Michelle S. Uye- mura, is produced by special arrange- ment with Eldridge Publishing. Boerjan (continued from page one) hearing last week because he was de- tained by a state trooper for driving without a license. The patrol officer drove Boerjan to the courthouse. After his court appearance Thurs- day, Boerjan was taken to the Min- nesota State Correc- tion Facility in St. Cloud. Boerjan's ac- complice, Kristina Remund, pleaded guilty, was con- victed and sen- tenced in Big Stone County Court Nov. Boerjan 2 on the felony charge of receiving stolen property from the burglary of the Blake home. Boerjan is scheduled to appear in Chippewa County Court in Montev- ideo for sentencing on charges involv- ing the burglary of Remund's parents' home in October 2010, in which nu- merous electronics, guns and food in access of $5,000 were stolen. Benefit to be held for Stacy Homan A benefit is being planned for the Stacy Homan family of Graceville to be held Thursday, Jan. 28. Stacy is recovering from a cata- strophic post-splenectomy infection. He lost the natural ability to fight off infections after a work related accident resulting in removal of his spleen in 2005. Stacy was also given a lifetime prescription of Penicillin at that time to take if he became sick in any way. On Nov. 12 he was taken to Graceville Hospital with pneumonia like symptoms, but thankfully they knew Stacy needed further care and was immediately air lifted to Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. While in Fargo Stacy developed septic shock and doctors did all they could for him. Stacy was then air lifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, in Minneapolis, where he remained for 15 days, in which five of those days were in the intensive care unit. Doctors were able to treat the infec- tion, but Stacy's feet took the brunt of it. He is getting around slowly but surely, but is unable to go back to work full time. The benefit will be held on behalf of Stacy and his family to help with ex- penses, as he has been unable to work since November. He is the sole provider for his family. He and Jess have four children. The benefit will be held at Headwa- ters Grill & Bar in Ortonville on Thurs- day, Jan. 28. A dinner with a freewill donation will be served along with a silent auction and entertainment. Accounts have been set up at both Minnwest Bank and CenBank in Or- tonville. Donations can also be dropped off or mailed to Headwaters Grill & Bar, 17 NW 2nd St., Or- tonville, MN 56278. Stacy's home ad- dress is 25526 700th Ave., Graceville, MN 56240. Stacy is the son of Dale Homan of Ortonville and Julie Oakes of Big Stone City, SD. Profitable marketing farmers workshop Jan. 21 in Milan Do you produce food on your farm and market it directly to customers in western Minnesota, eastern South Dakota or the Twin Cities? A free Land Stewardship Project (LSP) workshop for farmers who are interested in exploring ways to dis- tribute farm-fresh local foods more ef- ficiently and with less expense will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Milan Community School The snow date is Feb. 18. Pre- registration is required by calling LSP's Tom Taylor at 320-269-2105 or e-mailing ttaylor@ landstewardship- The workshop will feature Johnice Cross, Manager of GROWN Locally co-op in Decorah, IA, talking about local food distribution to area institu- tions. Dakota Rural Action's Holly Tilton-Byme will share how the on- line SD Local Food Co-op is distrib- SUPPORT OUR FAMILY FARMS All Within Your Reach by placing just ORE ad with your local newspaper It's Easy It's Effective It's Affordable Expand your market and increase your profits by advertising in newspapers all over the state through the Minnesota 2x2 Display Ad Network. We Can Help w00th the Important Things in THANK YOU to the third grade class of Big Stone City School. Left to right, are Deaven Boots, Tyler E|bert and Michael Nowaski. First State Bank can be just the firm foundation you need. We'll help provide your family with a variety of affordable loans, retirement plans and money-saving strategies. Let us lend you a hand and we'll make sure you have what's important to you now or in the future. Stop by or give us a call today! T Open Monday through Friday until 4:00 PM and Thursday nights until 6:00 PM ank FI Member FDIC Big uting locally-produced food up and down the 1-29 corridor. Connie Cas- tens from the Lamb Shoppe will also be presenting the Lamb Shoppe's dis- tribution and on farm store. There will be a panel discussion in- volving, among others, Tilton-Byrne and Angela Jackson from Upper Mis- souri Valley Local Foods in Vermil- lion, S. Dak. An afternoon work session will allow farmers to work to- gether planning their own regional dis- tribution systems. LSP (www.landstewardshippro- is a nonprofit membership or- ganization committed to practical solutions that support family farmers, a healthy landscape and socially just communities. This workshop is one in a series to help farmers strive for prof- itability while contributing environ- mental and social good to their communities. sta Tbe00of tbe g'Tbetstone Area news digest APPLETON- Appleton, Correll and Louisburg Fire Departments received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program. The Appleton Fire Department has been awarded a grant of $1,500; the Correll Fire Department has been awarded a grant of $4,000; and the Louisburg Fire Department has been awarded a grant of $750. The grant program provides financial and technical assistance to Minnesota fn'e departments in cities or communities with populations under 10,000. Rural fire departments must use the grant money for fire protection and comply with ex- isting state and county rural fire protection plans. The grants are made on a 50:50 match basis. "Priority is given to fire departments that have the greatest need," according to Tom Romaine, DNR fire supervisor south. MADISON-Quick thinking by two Casey's General Store employees prevented potential major damage as an electrical fire broke out in the men's bathroom. According to Madison Fire Department Assistant Chief Randy Hansen, a call reporting a fure at Casey's was received around 5 a.m. Friday. When fn, efight- ers arrived, store employees Oleta Willis and Jackie Mortenson had already used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire which started in the exhaust fan in the men's bathroom. Hansen said the wires on the fan shorted out, igniting a small fn'e with lots of smoke.-The fire department was on the scene for approximately a half hour, putting up exhaust fans and clearing smoke. Very little damage was done to the store, though Casey's will need a new exhaust fan, a few ceiling tiles and possibly one floor tile. WHEATON- One of the nation's top fast-food franchises will be setting up shop in Wheaton next year. Subway is opening a restaurant at a former convenience store location on U.S. Highway 75. Craig Johnson, the owner of Subway restau- rants in Ortonville, Sisseton and four other area communities, hung a banner on the store Tuesday evening. People quickly took notice. "Wheaton is the county seat, and it looked to me like it needed a Subway" Johnson said. Johnson could- n't say at this point exactly when the restaurant will be opening because he needs to submit plans for the interior design to the franchise's headquarters in Con- necticut. Once the design is approved, work on preparing the building can begin. HECTOR-A late night fire has destroyed a rural Renville County home. The Renville County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a passing motorist at 11:15 p.m. Friday night reporting a house fire at 43110 812th Avenue, the home of Michael and Tammy Radloff. The home is located approximately five miles northwest of Hector in Melville Township. Upon arrival at the scene, fire de- partments from Bird Island and Hector found the home fully engulfed in flames. Fire fighters spent nearly five hours extinguishing the blaze. As a result of the fire, the house and all of its contents were destroyed. The Radloff's were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office, whose personnel also responded to the scene. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Ricky Stolpman and his friend of Council Bluffs, IA and Todd and Monique Stolpman and family from the Cities spent the Christmas weekend with Todd and Ricky's parents Urban and Ludie Stolpman and brother David. John and Anna Rothi were Christ- mas weekend guests of Harold and Wesley Rothi of Elk River. John, Anna, Harold, Wesley, Curt and Linda Rothi and Jessica of Anoka, Dave and Vicky Sager of Dassel, Marshall Sager of Wa- verly, and Nick and Bailey Sager and their two little ones Aubrianna and Jo- celyn of Waseca were all guests of Scott and Patty Anderson and girls Kayla and Brooke of Lakeville on Christmas day. Vi Hansen's family got together at Don and Carolyn Verheul's on Christ- mas eve for the traditional oyster stew supper. Vi's family got together again on Christmas for dinner at Don and Carolyn Verheul's. Vi's great-grand- children enjoyed some fishing in the af- ternoon. On Dec. 24, David and Janet Weber were supper guests at her sister Lori and Bruce Nelson's of Ortonville for Christmas. All of Janet's seven broth- ers and sisters were there. On Christ- mas day all of David and Janet Weber's children and grandchildren were dinner guests of David and Janet. The children and grandchildren are Tony and Katie Weber, D.J. and Kristin Haggerty and girls, and Steve Weber and Christie and family. Virginia Michaels and her daughter Kathy Mason visited Fran Sester of Northridge on Monday, Dec. 26. On Christmas eve at Julie and Ryan Danielson's and family were Greg and Heather Rasset and family, Jim and Bonna Rasset, Bonna's brother from Moorhead, and Virginia Karels of Northridge. Leonard and Evelyn Olson were out of town for Christmas at Dave and Dawn Swensen's of Woodbury. The whole family was there. Christmas day Eleanora Quast en- tertained Kevin, Karen, and Daniel Quast of Waverly, IA; Kathy Korth of Big Stone; Noelle and Oliver Korth of Milbank; and Richard Quast of North- ridge. On Monday, Dec. 26 Eleanora, Kevin, Karen, Daniel, and Kathy all went to visit Richard Quast of North- ridge. Lance Korth, Brandy Erickson, and Bailey Korth came to visit Lance's grandmother Eleanora Quast and Bai- ley's great grandmother Eleanora Quast on Tuesday, Dec. 27. They all went to visit Richard Quast at Northridge. Dennis and Pat Spanton went to Warrensburg, MO to spend Christmas with his sister and her husband Rich and Lana Vanderburgh. Dennis and Pat were in Missouri for 10 days. Helen Danielson Breden attended Candlelight Christmas eve service at Abiding Faith Lutheran Church. After the service Helen had her family over for the evening meal. On Christmas day they had dinner with Glen and Pat Danielson. The Danielson families and Adolphson families were there. Lorraine Hagevik returned home on Monday night, Dec. 26 after spending the Christmas holidays in the Cities at the homes of Bruce and Marvette Hagevik and Terry and Diane Gelvaker. Lauryn Schumacher and Amanda, Ryan, and Alex of Fulda came to his parents Marlyn and Reva Schurnacher's on Friday night for Christmas. They re- turned home on Monday afternoon, Dec. 26. Joining them on Christmas day were Joanne Schumacher of Fulda; Lee and Cyndy Schumacher; Alec and Hope Schumacher and their little boy Tate all of Milbank; Joel Cacey Schu- macher and Danae and Trease of Wa- tertown, Ron and Tammy Schumacher and Stephanie and Kenny; Paul and Ruth Strong and Nathan, Andrew, and Megan all of Ortonville; and John and Anna Nielsen and Lydia and Isaac of Menomonie, WI. John and Anna and family returned home on Tuesday af- ternoon, Dec. 27. Tuesday morning, Dec. 27 Reva Schumacher's brother Donnie and Bobbi Zubke of Waubay, SD visited Marlyn and Reva Schumacher. Randy and Becky Stattleman's whole family gathered for Christmas eve and Christmas at Randy and Becky's. This included Gina and Ethan Anderson and Children Drew and Livi of Mankato; Joe and Kari Stattleman and their three little girls Shayla, Hale),, and Josie of Detroit Lakes; Willis and Meghan Stattleman and their son Ben from Grand Forks, ND; and Charlie Stattleman was home on break from college in Moorhead. Inga Koeckeritz spent Christmas at the Ralph Braun's home at Zimmer- man. The people there were Mary Koeckeritz and her son Dalton, Jim and Brenda Steen and family, Matt and Toshie Praske and son Caleb, and Emily, Joshua and Tom Steen. On Dec. 24 Roger and Sandy Chris- tensen and family of Big Stone invited Clifford Christensen and Bea Ross to their home to watch the kids open up their presents. On Dec. 24 Clifford and Bea went to Milbank to check the won- derful Christmas decorations. Clifford Christensen and Ben were Christmas dinner guests at Frank and Clara Zeek's of Big Stone. Eleanor Pavin spent Christmas Day at Randy and Pare Schoon's home. She had a wonderful time. Matt and Charlene Karels enter- tained the whole family for Christmas New Year's weekend. John and Dawn Schenk of St. Cloud were home to visit her mother Palma Gutzman on Christmas eve and Christ- mas day. Christmas eve they joined Zelda Kohl's party and Jeff and Don- nette Herberg's party for Christmas day. Elayne Fahlgren's son Lee spent Christmas weekend with her. Scott and Laurie Maas' family was home for Christmas. Jenny Maas of St. Louis Park was home from the 22-26. Amanda and Adam McMahon of Fargo were home from the 23-26. The Scott Maas family, Laurie's sister Julie Berger and family, and Laurie's brother Jim and Lorri Nelson of Bismarck, ND were at Laurie's parents Glenn and Joanne Nelson of Ortonville on Dec. 23. Christmas eve the Scott Maas fam- ily went to Scott's parents Carl and Ar- lene Maas' of Odessa. Christmas day dinner guests at Dean and Mona Strege's were Nathan and Samantha Johnston of Fargo and Jim and Dee Strege of Ortonville. Joe, Sherry and Joshua Skorcyewski of Aberdeen; Chris Roberts of Houston, TX; Sara Von Eschen and Tony and Abbey of Sioux Falls; and Judy Roberts of Big Stone enjoyed Christmas dinner at Arvilla Bergseth's home on Dec. 25. Gary and Ethel Swenson joined them for coffee later. Monday, Dec. 26 Arvilla Bergseth drove to Big Stone and joined Judy Roberts and family for a pizza dinner. Jack and Elaine Gable spent Christ- mas at their granddaughter Michele Ver Meer's of Sioux Falls. Joining them were Lisa Ver Meer of Little Rock, IA; Kevin and Beth Gable and children of Ortonville; and Scott and Allison Van Aartsen and children of Rock Rapids, IA. Jeanette Bohlman's brother James Abramowski of Madison spent from Monday, Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec. 28 with Jeanette. They had a great time. Wayne and Sandy Kumm just re- turned from Kansas where they saw Sandy's mother, Sandy's two brothers, Sandy's sister, and several nieces and nephews. They had a great time and the weather cooperated. Don and Marcella Lilleboe of Peli- can Rapids and their daughter Shira Wilson and her friend from Chicago had dinner on Christmas day with Mar- cella's parents Johnny and Arlene Lar- son. Jeanne Berg was at her daughter Karla and Jerry Arne's of Long Lake for a week for Christmas. Jim and Neva Foster went to their daughter Allison's for lunch on Christ- mas eve. Jim and Neva's son Nathan and Melissa and Colby met them there. Then Jim and Neva went to Jim'S moth- ers is Jasper for supper and spent some time visiting. Christmas eve night they also went with their daughter Adrienne and Adrienne's daughter Rayne to Sioux Falls to a hotel and water park inn for the night. So it was a busy Christmas eve. On Friday, Dec. 23 Tom and Ann Nelson drove down to Sioux Falls to their daughter Jessica and son-in-law Brian Webster's and grandkids Inn and Anika. Their other daughter Amy Nel- son and her friend Larry Leon joined them at Jessica's home. They enjoyed Christmas dinner, visiting, and opening gifts. On Christmas eve day Tom and Ann drove home and that evening they were with Tom's mother Mable Nelson and their niece Sarah Knutson. They had supper, opened gifts, and played games all at Tom andAnn's. Tom is en- joying ice fishing and has been having some luck catching fish. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Bob Foley had his basketball team over for hot choco- late after they went caroling. All of Gary and LaVonne Beachem's children - their three sons and grandchildren were home for Christmas at Gary and LaVonne's. All of Brent and Brenda Zahrbock's children were home for Christmas. Archie and Ashley Weatherspoon and family of St. Paul stayed until Monday, Dec. 26. Bryant Zahrbock is still home. He is on break from St. Thomas. Vi- vian and Howard Janssen were also at the Zahrbock's for Christmas eve. Wally and Alice Sayles of Clinton stopped in on Christmas day. The grandchildren Aubrey, Deacon, and Marryn Haag of Sebeka are staying a week. Christmas day LuciUe Thompson had company, Kathy Athey of Hutchin- son and Kristi Thompson Munn and family of Hutchinson. On Dec. 27 Lueille Thompson's daughters and the Homerite residents gave Lucille Thompson a birthday party to celebrate her 80th birthday. The daughters here were Debbie Brnn- der of Deer River; Joanne Bissett of Austin and Carol Meeker of Louisville, KY. Holiday visitors at the home of Eve- lyn Morris were David Morris and daughter Michele of Fort Worth, TX; Marianne Morris of New Hope; and Wanda Berry of Robbinsdale. Tuesday, Jail. 3, 2012 00INDEPENDENT Page 3