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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.
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
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,
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-
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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!
until 4:00 PM
until 6:00 PM
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-
ject.org) 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
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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.
By Gail Maxwell
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-
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
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
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-
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,
Jeanette Bohlman's brother James
Abramowski of Madison spent from
Monday, Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec.
28 with Jeanette. They had a great
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
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-
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
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
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,
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