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Area news digest MADISON-The Minnesota State Highway Patrol reported that three people were injured in a two-vehicle intersection accident on Friday afternoon, Dec. 26. The accident occurred a mile east of the Minnesota/South Dakota border on Hwy. 212. The driver of one of the vehicles was Dallas Grube, 23, of Marietta, driving a 1988 Ford pickup. The other vehicle involved in the accident was a 1990 Toyota driven by Terry Suzanne Hawkins of Luck, Wisc. According to the Highway Patrol, Grube was taken to the Madison Hospital for treatment of an injured foot and facial lacerations. Hawkins was treated at the Madison Hospital for cuts and bruises, a sprained wrist and an injured knee. A passenger in the Hawkins car, 28-year-old Gary Grey of Luck, Wisc. sustained a head injury and was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Wilimar for testing. Both the Grube pickup and the Hawkins vehicle were totaled. CHOKIO-The C-A board of education has been discussing options on ways to add exits from the existing locker room area and from the balcony area in the Chokio school. Exits are mandated changes on the orders from the State Fire Marshal to comply with safety regulations. They are discussing the options for remodeling or building a new locker room facility, which could include a couple of classrooms. GRACEVILLE-The Graceville Fire Department was called to the Lyle and Corrinne Pederson farm, north of Johnson about 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26. The Johnsons noticed a fire in their 50x100 quonset while siting around their kitchen table that morning and called for assistance. The building housed a shop and finishing barn at the farm and housed 300 pigs. All of the tools in the shop were lost in the fire and the building was a total loss. The Graceville Fire Department, which was at the scene until 5 p.m., called on the Chokio and Dumont Fire Departments for mutual aid. According to Lyle, they were able to save most of the pigs (they lost only 25) and there was concern about the Pedersons' home as the fire was only about 50 feet from the house. Pederson stated they are planning to rebuild as soon as possible, and the building was covered by insurance. Big Stone City Gaff Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday, Jan. 8th at 8 p.m. at the Legion clubrooms. Hostesses are Lamoine Herrmann and Gladys Torgerson. All members are urged to attend. Conrad Herrmann is in intensive care in the Fairview Hospital Southdale in Edina. Jan Schaffer was a visitor last Sunday of Lorraine Schnaser. Lucille McFarland was a Friday visitor of Lorraine Schnaser. Christmas Eve guests at the Clifford Christensen home were Mr. and Mrs. Roger Christensen, Emma and Andrew, Mrs. Clara Zeek all of Big Stone City, and Douglas Zeek of Idaho Falls, ID. All the above were Christmas Day guests at the Clara Zeek home. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Christensen spent Friday at the Helga Zahrbock home)n Madin. Mi(affd Mrs. Clifford Christesen and Clara Zeek of Big Stone City were supper guests at the Martin Schmidt home Friday, Dec.,26th. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Christensen were supper guests Sunday, Dec. 28th at the Wimpy Schmidt home of rural Marietta. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fry and children of . Springfield, VA, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Farmer of Marietta, Tracy Farmer of Fargo, ND and Christy Farmer of northern Arizona. New Year's Eve guests at the Clifford Christensen home were Mr. and Mrs. Alan Larson of Clinton, Mrs. Emma Sweezey, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schmidt all of Ortonville, Mrs. Francis Conraads of Milbank, Mrs. Clara Zeek of Big Stone City, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wirkus of Marietta. Paul and Liane Rausch and family visited at the home of Paul's sister Josie and her husband George Vania in Stillwater this past week. George's sister Rosemary and husband Jack Gross and Jenny and Tim from Indianapolis, IN and Beeca Vania of New York City were visiting there also. Paul and Josie's brother Fiery shared supper and visited with them New Year's Eve. Liane (Rausch) Petersen from Chaska visited them all one evening. Katie Kettner now of Morris spent Friday and Saturday with Lizzy Rausch. After a month visit with her son John in Spearifsh, SD Sally Roggenbuck returned home two days after Christmas. John came to get her before Thanksgiving and also brought her back again after Christmas. The weather was beautiful the whole month of December. Sally made many new friends. While there, she visited Story Book Island by way of golf cart tour ride. She attended the wild game feed and the ice capades (Pocahontas and Tom Sawyer) on a Sunday afternoon. The last Sunday before John took Sally home they were invited to a family home for a full course Christmas dinner. On SatarLlay after Christmas Stephen and Sue Roggenbuck took Sally along back with them to Minneapolis where she visited her four sons and stayed with her son Nell. John returned to Spearfish. On Sunday after church Sally's son's daughter was baptized and given the name Sara Jo. After the baptism, Kevin and his wife Bobbi Jo served a brunch to relatives in their new home. The new Dad breasted the chicken wings for the brunch. The day before New Year's Sally's son Quentin brought her home and left again for his home in St. Paul on New Year's Day. Margaret Schake stopped by to call on Sally Roggenbuck Friday afternoon. New Year's Eve guests at the Rod and Tonya Barnhardt home were Tom and Sandy Rice, Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt, Traci and Jesse and Leo and Darlene Barnhardt. New Year's Day a late afternoon caller at the Leo Barnhardt home was Debbie Barnhardt. Friday dinner guests at the Leo Barnhardt home were Robert and Jan Rollins of Milbank. Donald and Ethel Wentworth spent New Year's Day with Elsie Weiss in St. Cloud. Robert and Orla Onken spent Christmas with Berma Brekke at Cross Lake. Bellingham/Louisburg Christmas --Day dinner and afternoon guests of Lawrence and Fran Rakow were Clarence and Hildegard Hiepler, Dale Hiepler, Craig Rakow, Bryan Rakow, Erin and Maurice Wollschlager, Alyssa and Colby. Bryan Rakow spent Christmas with his parents, Lawrence and Fran Rakow. Christmas Day dinner guests of Woody and Carol Mangel were Douglas and Cheryl Mangel. Lowell and Maxine Boehnke were evening visitors. Sunday morning, Hubert and Meranda Redepenning attended worship services at Borgund Lutheran Church, and were dinner guests at the Roland and Carol Bergerson home. In the afternoon, Roland and Carol Bergerson, Elsie Bergerson and Meranda Redepenning attended the 40th wedding anniversary of Orton Earl Dikstaal's INCOME TAX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. STOP IN AND SEE US OR CALL 320-839-3023 FOR APPOINTMENTS Toll Free 1-888-432-4314 12 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 and Ida Haukos at Faith Lutheran Church. Christmas weekend guests at the Eugene Hanson home were Eugene and Dianne Karels, Randy and Ryan, Chad and Jenny Gibbs, all of Grand Forks, ND, Richard and Dianne Hanson and Dana, Eric, and Stacy,' Taylor Hanson of St. Cloud, David Hanson of Hamptcn. Sunday morning callers were Bernice Anderson and Pam Karels. Glenda Reinke and David Hofhenke were Sunday supper and evening guests at the Ned Gloeges'. Friday and Saturday guests at the Melvin Maatz home were Dan and Tina Maatz of St. Louis, Missouri, and Dave and Amy Maatz of Maple Grove. Saturday morning visitors were Walter and Marion Maatz, Dawn Maatz and Jacob, Mona Maatz, Bar D, and Kathleen Maatz. Ray and Gina Larson, Renae and Rochelle, and Jim and Elaine Gregorich, Bethany, Jacob and Becky spent Christmas with Alvin and Norma Larson. Monica Ring of Edina spent the Christmas holidays with her parents, Robert and Joan Ronglien. Vernon and Carol Olson attended the wedding of Amy Jo Welberg and Paul Rongstad at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Montevideo on Friday, Dec. 26th. Saturday dinner guests at the; Douglas and Cheryl Mangel home were Bill and Darcy Hoag and girls of Eden Prairie, Kyle and Jessica Mangel of St. Cloud, Herb Thomas and friend, Alma of Montevideo, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Thomas, and Woody and Carol Mangel. Sunday afternoon, Tammy Thyen and children of Waverly, SD were visitors of Alvin and Norma Larson. Christmas Day dinner guests at the Robert and Joan Ronglien home were Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ronglien, Lacy and Blayn of Big Stone, Bodi Ronglien of Ortonville, Monica Ring of Edina, and Scott Buress of Edina. Cheryl Peters and Travis of Spring Lake Park spent Sunday afternoon and Monday at the Eugene Hanson home. Saturday afternoon dinner guests at Pleasant View Apartments to help Edna Boldenow celebrate Christmas were Roger and Donna Boldenow of Columbia Heights, Dwight and Pat Boldenow of Coon Rapids, Dennis and Sheila Anderson, Steven, Julie, Heidi, and AI and family of Brooklyn Park, Dean and Cheri Wagner, Lori, Dion Denise of Blaine, Chris and Tammy Maki and family of Blaine, Melvin and Carol Maatz, Daren Maatz of Willmar, Tom and Debbie Olson and family of Prior Lake, David and Amy Maatz of Maple Grove;an and Tina Maatz of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mike and Candi Kraemer, Jesse, Jenny, Jason and Cindy of Stillwater. Christmas Eve, Spence and Marilyn Jensen, Susan Jensen, Bill along with the Tom Letrud family, the Rick Johnson family, and Gary and Randy Letrud. Tony and Jace Dallman remained to spend the New Year's week at the Letrud home. Denny Peterson spent Christmas Eve and Sharon Vick visited Friday afternoon at the Edwin and Clara Peterson home tie, Scott, Jeremy and Evan Petrick o-'gpringfield, Missouri spent Friday eveifi-ng at Karen and Mike Utts' home at Golden Valley. They all arrived Saturday afternoon at the Alan and Ruth Hansen home. Karen and Mike left Sunday afternoon for their home. Connie, Scott, Jeremy, and Evan remained for a few days. Wednesday evening, Christmas Eve supper guests at the Charles Thomson home were Becky and Mike May and family of Aitkin, Edith and Lawrence Thomson. Later evening visitors were Denny and Elly Thomson, and Dennis Thomson and family. Gary, Mary and Jared Roiland speiat Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her parents, Mervin and Margaret Holstad at Spicer. Chad Fink and Stacy Fink spent Christmas at home. Additional Christmas Eve guests at the Todd and Kathy Fink home were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schlieman of Appleton, Mark, Linda Schlieman, Ryan and Katie of Madison, Sue Arnold, Jacob and Christopher and John Shriver of Alexandria. Christmas Day supper guests at the Spencer and Marilyn Jensen home were Steve and Jodi Jensen, Sheri, Dana and Tara Laechelt, Sue Jensen, Bill Cowden, and Alvin and Marius Jensen. Last Sunday, Dec. 21st, Earl and Lois Anderson, Joe and Bernice Boraas, Joe and Muriel LaBelle had dinner with Christine Olson at the Madison Lutheran Home and also had an early Christmas party in the afternoon. Sunday evening, Dec. 21st, Joan Sorenson, Sandy and Christopher, Patty Thompson, Lorraine Sorenson and LeAnn Stone attended the Christmas program at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. Noah Stone took part in the program. Dennis and Kathy Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Elly Nelson, Heidi Gerrits of Sioux Falls, Erik Gerrits of St. Cloud, Mona Persing and Terry Meyer of Worthington, Gall Nelson and Gary Johnson of Mankato, Justin Schmidt of Marshall spent Christmas Day, and were dinner guests of Lloyd, Doris and Rick Nelson. Gall Nelson and Gary Johnson were also overnight guests. Christmas Eve, Carol, Nyland, John and Mark Larson were supper guests of Johnny and Clarice Borstad. Thursday Christmas Day supper guests at the Charles Thomson home were Becky and Mike May and family, Rick and Rachel Galarneau Sunday School Christmas program at Madison. Following the program, they were all guests of Woody Heyer. Additional guests were Arvid and Diane Gollnick. Joe and Muriel LaBelle went to Grand Forks, ND on Tuesday, and spent Christmas with their children and families until Friday. Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21st, Joan Sorenson, Sandy and*Christrpher of Sumner, Wash. arrived to spend Christmas and New Year's holidays with relatives and at the Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson home, and are houseguests at the LeAnn Stone home. Heidi and Erik Gerrits, Christopher and Elly Nelson spent Christmas at home with Dennis and Kathy Nelson. Myrtle Kittelson came home Friday after spending Christmas with Wally and Wanda Kittelson and family at Montevideo. Dan and Judy Dallman and boys of Uheling, Neb. spent Christmas Eve at the Gordon and Joyce Letrud home, Connie Robertson of Eden Prairie came Tuesday evening, and spent Christmas with Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson. Eddie and Betty Peterson of Ramsey, Lee and David Paterson of. Brookings, SD, Sandy Streich, Denny Peterson and Sharon Vick spent Saturday with Edwin and Clara Peterson. Monday evening, Dec. 22nd Joan Sorenson and family and Lorraine Sorenson attended the Junior High Christmas Concert at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in which Shannon Schlueter took part. Christmas Day, Terry and Lisa Barrows and Alex of Apple Valley were guests at the Todd Fink home until Sunday. Additional guests on Saturday at the Fink home were Walter and Ida A spelund of Ros_holt, AS MUC. H AS 86% OF HOUSEHOLD TRASH CAN BE RECYCLED!! Project Engineer - Hy-Rail Equipment. Position will be responsible for innovative designs of HY-RAIL rail guide wheel equipment and their application to high-way vehicles, allows railroads to utilize their vehicles on road and rail. The right candidate will have a BSME or equivalent. Knowledge of vehicle suspension, frames and after market application a plus. Mechanical Engineer. Responsible for innovative designs of railroad maintenance-of-way equipment. BSME or BSAgE degree required. Mechanical and/or Ag background very helpful. Will have involvement from concept through production of complete machines. Excellent paid benefits listed in following ad. Send resume with salary history to: Fsirmont Tamper, Attn: D W. Bates, Human Resources Manager, 415 N. Main SL, Fairmont, MN 56031. EOE TUBBS SOFT WATER Drinking Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery 00ton, MN Phone 289-1999 SD, Kyle and Michelle Hanson, Jacob and Sarah of Shakopee, and Craig and Kim Fink of Minnetonka. Sue Jensen and Bill Cowden were Wednesday evening Christmas Eve overnight guests at the Spence nd Marilyn Jensen home. Christmas Eve supper guests at the Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson home were Joan Sorenson and family of Sumner, Washington, Connie Robertson of Eden Prairie. Patty Thompson of Milan, LeAnn Stone and Noah, and Lori and Jeff Schlueter and family. Christmas Day, Johnny and Clarice Borstad, Kinley Larson and Pastor Bradley and Shelly Larson and family were supper guests of Nyland and Carol Larson, John and Mark. -----.._. Guests Christmas Day at L4 Stone's were Joan Sorensoa'',i family, Patty Thompson, and 1 L.tdkl and Lorraine Sorenson. Saturday afternoon, Johnn Clarice Borstad visited Orville  , at the Madison Lutheran Home. 8 -CONTI - i The 19 ] Mobde meals !st J ,,downer Tuesday, Jan. 6 through Frlndown Jan. 9: Floyd Guse, Marcia Salllplemer Bud Haukos , -.;nin rva' Monday, Jan. 12 throu=h t, rl uou Jan. 16: Marvin and Lois Knopf,1 Field and Virginia Dawson, Ell Grass Fahlgren Filter I Ripari " Shelte Living Obituaries Some lude: 1. Lain o out of Norbert Zenk 2 p Funeral services for Norbert Zenk'--'-'-' ;s basY 87, of Clinton, were held Monday, He began farming in 194erage c; Jan. 5, 1998 in the Holy Rosary Springfield before moving tlandcr( Catholic Church at Graceville. Clinton area in Big Stone Co .udornin Visitation was Sunday evening 1953, where he farmed untingthe from 5-8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer retirement in 1976. [ 3. Ther service in the Moberg-Larson Funeral Norbert served as a board rn. Home at Clinton and also one hour of the D.A.C. atClinton and4. Land prior to services at the church on Monday. Father Jack Nordick officiated with Deb Farwell, organist and Nita Moberg, Paulette Webb and Ida Parent, song leaders. Honorary pallbearers were beloved Grandson, Jason Zenk, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moberg, Mr. and Mrs. Marlton de Neui, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Art Abel and all his many friends. Active pallbearers were his two Grandsons Todd and Ty Zenk, David Alberts, Ellsworth Monson, Wallace Sayles and Richard Martinson. Interment was in the Clinton City Cemetery. Norbert Frances Zenk was born Sept. 23, 1913 at Ramsen, IA to parents Casper and Anna (Lenertz) Zenk. He attended country and parochial school through the eighth grade. He worked on farms and as a mechanic at an implement dealer in Evan. Norbert served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945 where he received the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, Soldier's Medal for heroism and the Purple Heart for injury in the line of duty. On July 10, 1943 he was united in marriage to Helen Christensen at Monarch Heights at Ortonville. He enjoyed working in his doing carpentry, mechanics, and helping out his many neighbors. Some of his hobbies boating and fishing and just with friends. Norbert passed away Jan. 1, in the Holy Trinity Hospi! Graceville after a long battle cancer at the age of 84 month and eight days. Survivors include his lovin Helen of Clinton; two dau Delores (John) Hall of and Donna Zenk of Clinton; Kenneth (Vicki) Zenk of Cli sister, Marion Campbell of five brothers, Walter (Phyl Olivia, Clarence (Gloria) Elmer (Phyllis) of Olivia, (Adeline) of Fairmont and (Mary) Zenk of Albert Lea; law, Myrtle Zenk of Melrose grandchildren and six grandchildren; many nephews. Preceding Norbert in his parents, infant son, Jason Zenk, one brother, Paul sister, Florence Whitman. Moberg-Larson Funeral Clinton was in char arrangements. l-!air Classics we/co 10% ON ALL made with Heather the month January. Hair Classics 36 NW Second Street * Ortonville, MN Phone (320) 839-3744 .4 SIZES OF STORAGE AREAS: 5'x10'. "10'x10' "10'x20' "1( Richard and Nancy Annett, Owners Phone (320) 839-2469 or (605) 432-6443 HIGHWAY 75 NORTH ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 Page 12 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Jan.