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ionnaires to build er artificial reef irea residents are advised to )sit their discarded Christmas at any of the tour drop sites by 25. The four drop spots are ey's Lawn Care and Valley national in Milbank, Bud's Bait )rtom le and the American 3n Post Home in Big Stone City. trees will be anchored and placed into Big Stone Lake in the shape of a half circle. Small fish hide among the branches - a safe haven from larger predatory fish. Each autumn the Legion releases 600,000 bluegill fry into the lake. The artificial reef program is endorsed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. ' 12 (2 Q ality Collision Repair ra FREE LOANER VEHICLE ody Work & Painting ,Glass Installation InSUrance Claims *Free Estimates I i_ our Satisfaction Guaranteed! pocated one mile north of OrtonvUle on Hwy. 7 to Sioux Historic Pavilion) GARY KNOLL Call Anytime (320) 839-2718 p '02 Voyager LX Quads - CD Chrysler Exec. Car 19,000.,,.es k Card shower for Florence Bergstrom The family of Florence Bcrgstrom request a card shower fl)r their mona, grandma and great grandma's 90th birthday on Jan. 18, 2003. Cards may be sent to her at 521 4th St. NW, Ortonvillc, MN 56278 or call her at 320-839-3804 to wish her a happy birthday. A family cclcbration is planned. BIG STONE COUNTY ELECTED Officials from left to right are: Attorney, Bill Watson; Auditor, Michelle Knutson; Treasurer, Cindy Nelson; Recorder, Gloria Arndt; Sheriff, Joe Berning. County (Continued from page 1) missioners with the Highway Depart- ment schedule for 2003 including 1.4 million in asphalt work. Some reseeding of county ditches will be done next summer which will be billed to the land owners. As the county does not maintain records of tenants, it is the landowner's responsi- bility to notify renters of restrictions to farming activities along ditches and buffer zones. Complications continue to plague the placement of the 'Welcome to Big Stone Lake Area' sign to be placed at the Hilltop/Historical Society corner. Anderson will continue to pursue res- olution so that the sign can be placed on private property. Anderson asked for and received approval from the Commissioners to submit a letter to the editor to be pub- lished in the local papers supporting an increase in the gas tax due to changes in the funding to highways. FIVE STAR '01 00-002500 YUKON XL pe00t e w/Center Buckets - Sunroof Gstn et )1, w/20,000 miles SLT- Heated Leather- Sunroof 29,000 Miles miles i r2002 FORDLIMITEDEXCURSION 1 29,000 Miles ,, See the Joop-EX-pertsl.I. s18,485 Cher00es ........ 20;OOO 4.7 V8 - Sunroof - 10 Disc CD since 1983, Low Miles. Factory Warranty Heated #21s I 37k miles Rear A/C Trade According tO Anderson, the highway funding formula will be changing this legislative session, and rural cotmties will likely be losing the advantages they've held in the past in favor of higher population areas, "'In a worse case scenario, we might lose as much as $600,000 in maintenance and con- struction ftmds if the metro counties get the distribution formula they want." Commissioner Swigerd said, "I don't like it, but 1 don't see any other way than to support the increase in gas tax if we're going to have any room tbr negotiating with the metro population centers." Commissioners also approved highway resolutions empowering the department to purchase gravel, hire staff, impose weight and load restric- tions, spray ditches, and provide assis- tance in case of emergency repairs. County Treasurer, Cindy Nelson presented the year-end budget to the Commissioners. Ninety-eight point three percent of property taxes were collected. Nelson said, "The County is in good financial shape, in fact better than last year. Departments have watched their budgets closely, and we've benefited from some grants thai have helped Big Stone County to remain financially sound." Agenda items approved included approval of the gravel tax, the execu- tive agreement with Countryside County Health for tobacco compli- ance checks, and amendment to the 911 agreement, and the annual agree- ment with MAXIMUS for employee issues. Big Stone City senior citizens I"'l ,,, r , , , 'l '' .... Evdyn Zahnow, Secretary Twenty guests met at the center on Tuesday, Jan. 7th for a monthly potluck dinner and meeting. Wc observed Jack's birthday, sang table prayer and had the pledge to the flag before our dinner. At I p.m. lleen called our meeting to order with the secty and treas report. Both were approved as read. There were no bills, lleen and Mildred set our tables today, lamoine and Gen will be setting them in Feb. We discussed vacuuming and keeping the center clean. Evelyn had a couple readings and our meeting adjourned. We spent the afternoon playing cards and bingo. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4th. We read Christmas greetings from Bob and Orla Onken and Mary Hohnquist. Stroke of the Brush As we STAND ON the "New Threshold" of tomorrow, we must be optimistic and willing to put fourth extra effort in all we do to make the Big Stone Arts FLOURISH in 2003. The purpose of the Big Stone Arts Council is to "DEVELOP AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN THE BIG STONE LAKE AREA." Watch for the Big Stone Lake area "Friends of the Arts" at upcoming area events, where local artists display their work, and share their talents as they demonstrate their artistic talents. Area businesses, museums, and educational centers have for sale the artwork, and books written by our very own local citizens, both young and old. Please join the arts adw)cates across the Big Stone Lake area, by becoming a member of the Big Stone Arts Council. If you have an interest in the arts, attend our monthly meetings held the third Tuesday of each month. Next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 21st at 5:30 p.m., Countryside Public Health Community Room, Main Street in Ortonville. For more intbrmation contact Elaine Gable t39- 2085, Don Sherman 839-2855, or Mary Hillman 273-2332, Free speech isn't really free. Americans have died for it. i i , Speak up for the First Amendment. tesday, Jan. 14, 2003 'l i INDEPENDENT Page 13 ionnaires to build er artificial reef irea residents are advised to )sit their discarded Christmas at any of the tour drop sites by 25. The four drop spots are ey's Lawn Care and Valley national in Milbank, Bud's Bait )rtom le and the American 3n Post Home in Big Stone City. trees will be anchored and placed into Big Stone Lake in the shape of a half circle. Small fish hide among the branches - a safe haven from larger predatory fish. Each autumn the Legion releases 600,000 bluegill fry into the lake. The artificial reef program is endorsed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. ' 12 (2 Q ality Collision Repair ra FREE LOANER VEHICLE ody Work & Painting ,Glass Installation InSUrance Claims *Free Estimates I i_ our Satisfaction Guaranteed! pocated one mile north of OrtonvUle on Hwy. 7 to Sioux Historic Pavilion) GARY KNOLL Call Anytime (320) 839-2718 p '02 Voyager LX Quads - CD Chrysler Exec. Car 19,000.,,.es k Card shower for Florence Bergstrom The family of Florence Bcrgstrom request a card shower fl)r their mona, grandma and great grandma's 90th birthday on Jan. 18, 2003. Cards may be sent to her at 521 4th St. NW, Ortonvillc, MN 56278 or call her at 320-839-3804 to wish her a happy birthday. A family cclcbration is planned. BIG STONE COUNTY ELECTED Officials from left to right are: Attorney, Bill Watson; Auditor, Michelle Knutson; Treasurer, Cindy Nelson; Recorder, Gloria Arndt; Sheriff, Joe Berning. County (Continued from page 1) missioners with the Highway Depart- ment schedule for 2003 including 1.4 million in asphalt work. Some reseeding of county ditches will be done next summer which will be billed to the land owners. As the county does not maintain records of tenants, it is the landowner's responsi- bility to notify renters of restrictions to farming activities along ditches and buffer zones. Complications continue to plague the placement of the 'Welcome to Big Stone Lake Area' sign to be placed at the Hilltop/Historical Society corner. Anderson will continue to pursue res- olution so that the sign can be placed on private property. Anderson asked for and received approval from the Commissioners to submit a letter to the editor to be pub- lished in the local papers supporting an increase in the gas tax due to changes in the funding to highways. FIVE STAR '01 00-002500 YUKON XL pe00t e w/Center Buckets - Sunroof Gstn et )1, w/20,000 miles SLT- Heated Leather- Sunroof 29,000 Miles miles i r2002 FORDLIMITEDEXCURSION 1 29,000 Miles ,, See the Joop-EX-pertsl.I. s18,485 Cher00es ........ 20;OOO 4.7 V8 - Sunroof - 10 Disc CD since 1983, Low Miles. Factory Warranty Heated #21s I 37k miles Rear A/C Trade According tO Anderson, the highway funding formula will be changing this legislative session, and rural cotmties will likely be losing the advantages they've held in the past in favor of higher population areas, "'In a worse case scenario, we might lose as much as $600,000 in maintenance and con- struction ftmds if the metro counties get the distribution formula they want." Commissioner Swigerd said, "I don't like it, but 1 don't see any other way than to support the increase in gas tax if we're going to have any room tbr negotiating with the metro population centers." Commissioners also approved highway resolutions empowering the department to purchase gravel, hire staff, impose weight and load restric- tions, spray ditches, and provide assis- tance in case of emergency repairs. County Treasurer, Cindy Nelson presented the year-end budget to the Commissioners. Ninety-eight point three percent of property taxes were collected. Nelson said, "The County is in good financial shape, in fact better than last year. Departments have watched their budgets closely, and we've benefited from some grants thai have helped Big Stone County to remain financially sound." Agenda items approved included approval of the gravel tax, the execu- tive agreement with Countryside County Health for tobacco compli- ance checks, and amendment to the 911 agreement, and the annual agree- ment with MAXIMUS for employee issues. Big Stone City senior citizens I"'l ,,, r , , , 'l '' .... Evdyn Zahnow, Secretary Twenty guests met at the center on Tuesday, Jan. 7th for a monthly potluck dinner and meeting. Wc observed Jack's birthday, sang table prayer and had the pledge to the flag before our dinner. At I p.m. lleen called our meeting to order with the secty and treas report. Both were approved as read. There were no bills, lleen and Mildred set our tables today, lamoine and Gen will be setting them in Feb. We discussed vacuuming and keeping the center clean. Evelyn had a couple readings and our meeting adjourned. We spent the afternoon playing cards and bingo. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4th. We read Christmas greetings from Bob and Orla Onken and Mary Hohnquist. Stroke of the Brush As we STAND ON the "New Threshold" of tomorrow, we must be optimistic and willing to put fourth extra effort in all we do to make the Big Stone Arts FLOURISH in 2003. The purpose of the Big Stone Arts Council is to "DEVELOP AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN THE BIG STONE LAKE AREA." Watch for the Big Stone Lake area "Friends of the Arts" at upcoming area events, where local artists display their work, and share their talents as they demonstrate their artistic talents. Area businesses, museums, and educational centers have for sale the artwork, and books written by our very own local citizens, both young and old. Please join the arts adw)cates across the Big Stone Lake area, by becoming a member of the Big Stone Arts Council. If you have an interest in the arts, attend our monthly meetings held the third Tuesday of each month. Next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 21st at 5:30 p.m., Countryside Public Health Community Room, Main Street in Ortonville. For more intbrmation contact Elaine Gable t39- 2085, Don Sherman 839-2855, or Mary Hillman 273-2332, Free speech isn't really free. Americans have died for it. i i , Speak up for the First Amendment. tesday, Jan. 14, 2003 'l i INDEPENDENT Page 13