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BELLINGHAM CITY GOVERNMENT MET to begin the new year on Jan. 4, with new mayor Lloyd Hanson receiving the keys from outgoing mayor Gary Wollschlager. (Left to right ) City Treasurer Susan Ohm, Councilman. Bernie Kirchber ,g Councilman Georrgqe Carmen, Clerk Curt Pederson, Councilman Gary Fredr0chsen, Mayor Lloyd Hanson, and Gary Wollschlager. (Not pictured is Marcy Eddy, City Secretary) NEW FIREMEN JOINING THE BEILINGHAM Fire Department took part in their first Fire Fighter I Course. Left to right David Mork, Bellingham Fire Chief, Craig Baker, instructor with Ridgewater College in Willmar, Jacen Allen, Gary Fredrichsen, David Redepenning, Redgy Radermacher, Aaron Roggenbuck and John Plathe. url mville Study Club By Betty Schwarze, Secretaryfrreasurer The Ortonville Study Club enjoyed a lovely Christmas luncheon on Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Judy Gere with Mary Lindholm as co- hostess. President Donna Hoel opened the meeting and everyone joined in the reading of the Collect and table prayer. Fifteen members and one guest were present A short business meeting was held. Two new nnembers were welcomed. Program chairperson, Pat Kunz introduced Jan Mueller, soloist. Jan is the wile of Rev. LeRoy E Mueller of this city. Jan favored us with a medley of Christmas songs with Pat Kunz accompanist on the piano. We all joined in a "sing along" of favorite Christmas Carols. Monetary gifts will be given to Nothridge Residence and the Big Stone County Emergency Food Shelf. The January meeting will be held at 12:15p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Hilltop Cafe for a "No Host" luncheon. those of the original TEUC program enacted in 2002. No extended benefit accounts can begin after May 25, 2003, however, payments can be made for weeks of unemployment through Aug. 30, Details on Extension of Unemployment Benefits On Jan. 8, President George W. Bush signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits. The follow- ing people may be eligible for addi- tional benefits: • Workers who had established eli- gibility before the previous extension ended on Dec. 28, 2002 and Still have "an amount remaining." • Workers who ran out of regular unemployment benefits after Dec. 28, 2002. The extension does not provide new benefits for individuals who have already exhausted their eligibility. Applicants who have received the total balance of the extended benefits are not eligible for further weeks of benefit payments. Workers who are eligible will be notified by letter no later than Jan. 17, 2003. Workers who are currently receiving extended benefits will have no interruption to their benefits. The extension, known as the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (TEUC), will pro- vide up to 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits. The new leg- islation does not add benefits beyond 2003. Workers unemployed after Dec. 28 who do not receive instructions or applications in the mail by Jan. 17, or who do not fit into one of the above categories, should contact the unem- ployment benefits Customer Service Center at 651-284-3033 or 1-877- 504-5050 outside the Twin Cities call- ing area (TTY 651-634-5062 or 1- 877-360-1919). Information about unemployment benefits is also available at www.mnwfc.org/ui. Online unem- ployment information is also avail- able in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. Thomsons renew vows Jan. 1st Hear ye, Hear ye, Let it be know throughout the land. Lady Brenda May Thomson has consented to join with Lord Aaron Jacob Thomson in the blessed union of marriage. They were united in friendship, loyalty and love, the first day of January in the year of our Lord, .Two Thousand Three. Their court was graced by the presence of Squire Zachary Thomson, Squire Davyn Thomson, Lady Barbara Swensen and Lord George Thomson. Clerics Robert and Jeanne Scmrad announced their unity at the stroke of noon in Fairmount, ND. A festival will be held at a later time to honor their union. Lady Brenda's parents are Lord Jerome and Lady Judy Swenson of Fergus Falls. Lord Aaron's parents are Lady Linda Thomson of Bloomington and Lord Ivan Thomson of Big Stone City. BONNIE SUE STOLPMAN and Dillan Roggenbuck sing solos at the BES Christmas Program. Extension report I Cinda Carlson District Nutrition Education Program Coordinator Swift County Benson, MN 56215 320/843-3796 DO NUTRITION EDUCATION ASSISTANTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE How do Nutrition Education Assistants know if they are making a difference in the ......... lives of the clients they teach ? The United States Department of Agriculture has identified five areas that NEA's need to evaluate, in order to assess client changes. They are: Food Safety: This is the healthy and sanitary way to prepare and cook food. NEA's teach proper hand washing and cleaning of food preparation areas and utensils. They also address safe food preparation, use of refrigerator and oven thermometers to monitor temperatures, and storage of cooked foods to use at a later date, Food Security: This area involves teaching the clients how to insure that they have enough food to last through the month. Many families in our program are tood support eligible but have difficulty stretching this resource throughout the month. Although most local food pantries authorize one to several visits per month, many clients find it necessary to contact other local agencies for food. NEA's plan with • families to make sure that no unusual measures to obtain food need to be sought. Resource Management: NEA's who teach in this area help to plan how food dollars can be used wisely. Many clients do not regularly compare prices of foods. They sometimes rely on convenience foods or fast foods, which are quite expensive and do not meet the nutrition needs of the family. With a bit of planning on the part of the NEA and the family she advises, meals can be planned around economical products to produce balanced meals. Diet Quality: This topic involves lessons about how to purchase and prepare foods to create menus that provide foods from each of the food groups on a regular basis. It requires that clients understand the concept of a balanced diet. This information is especially valuable to seniors, house- bound people or teenage parents, whose food choices have more to do with convenience and accessibility than with nutrition content. Systems/Environmental Change: Changes in this area are observed less often, but when they do occur on this level they are fairly, dramatic. An example of a system change might be that an older school kitchen might have an automatic dishwasher that is becoming outdated. A small group of students notice, one day, that dried pieces of food from the day before are starting to appear on the next day's dishes. A smaller group of students link this fact to a concern about sanitation and transmission of a food borne illness, and report this concern to a school authority• As a result of this concern, a new automatic dishwasher is purchased for the school. Changes from these five areas are documented carefully by the Nutrition Education Assistant and reported to various agencies. In this way, the Nutrition Education Program can use the documented information to improve the program and make changes when needed. Cinda Carlson is an Extension Education from the West Central District and serves the Big Stone County. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM SINGERS at BES include Nicole Kirchberg, Alec Larson, Jessica Mielitz, and Chris Larson. RANDY LARSON, EMILY WEBER, and Schuyler Larson howl some puppy tunes at the BES Christmas Program. You'll get the best vehicle alignment! New 4-Wheel Alignment t Machine We'll handle all your insurance work for you! Kevin's is the area's most well equipped body shop with two frame machines! • Towing with wrecker and roll back • Major collision repair .Frame and suspension work • Windshield repair and replacement LOCK YOUR KEYS IN YOUR CAR? WE'LL GET THEM OUT! N, Minnesota St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3066 (,hop) 605"676-2457 (home) KEVIN RAAF 25th year in business at same location! Page 14 INDEPENDENT No one covers Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mimesota has been providing quality health care plans for nearly 70 years. With the variety of plans for individuals, groups and plans that work with Medicare, we've got you covered. Give me a call for more information. John Stolpman &, 300:83i 1194 3B;'_156g_h21  BlueCross BlueShid of Minnesota " Check out our web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.¢ Obituaries Alvin Larson Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2002 at St, Paul's Lutheran Church of Bellingham for Alvin Larson. Rev. David Hall officiated. Congregational songs were sung, with" Becky Knudson at the organ. Active pallbearers included: (Grandchildren) Ryan Larson, Steve Larson, Renae Larson, Dawn Violette, Jacob Gregorich, Rochelle Larson, Bethany Gregorich and Rebekah Gregorich. Concluding services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery of rural Bellingham. Alvin R. Larson was born on March 12, 1911 to parents Jens and Lena (Christiansen) Larson at their farm home in Agassiz Township. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Oct. 11, 1925 by Pastor John Walseth. Alvin attended country school at District #20. He farmed with his father and brothers and also worked in Minneapolis for a short time along with his brother Art. In 1937 they returned to farming near Odessa. On Jan. 4, 1942, Alvin married Norma Nelson at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. They farmed near Odessa for 28 years, The family moved to Bellingham in 1970 after the farm was sold to become part of the Big Stone Whetstone Game Alvin and his brothers Henry had an auto repair 75 for about 20 years• A] became the handyman that anything from appliances, lawn mowers. Alvin also loved to fish He also loved music, the guitar, piano and the Four children were born and Norma. Ronald, David, and Elaine. David passed away in I' polio, Alvin and Norm wonderful opportunity Denmark and visit homes where his parents grew up. Alvin is survived by his years Nrma, son Ronald Raymond (Gina) and dau (Jim) Gregorich, (Michelle) Larson, Ryan (:1 Larson, Dawn (Brad) and Rochelle Larson, and Rebekah Gregorich grandchildren James and one brother Norman of Bellingham, and man nephews and friends. Alvin was preceded in parents, Jens and Lena, brothers: Ray (Edna), Art Kinley (Alice), Henry Tarna (Ted), daughter-in-l Larson. 61adySM:0000hRSo00 .... Funeral services for Gladys M. Johnson, 92, of Wahpeton, ND formerly of Breckenridge, were held Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge. She died Jan. 9th, at St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton. Father Kenneth Popp officiated. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beardsley. Pallbearers were Michael Carlson, Randy DeNeu[, Bruce Bartz, Drew Holtz, Bradley Bartz and Sid Vogelbacher. Gladys was born March 18, 1910, in Graceville, to William and Kathryn (McDonald) Welch. Her family moved to Beardsley, when she was an infant. Gladys attended school and graduated from Browns Valley High School in 1929. She began taking the nursing program in Graceville in 1931. Gladys was married to Clayton Johnson and the couple lived in various places including Beardsley, Hutchinson, and St. Paul, where she worked for 25 years at Monl Wards. Clayton preceded her in 1958. Following her moved to Breckenridge, to be her family. In 1982. Gladys was u marriage to Dorian Johns, couple resided in Breckenrk later at the Leach Home ND. Dorian preceded her in 1999. She spent the life at the Leach Home Catherine's Living Wahpeton. Gladys enjoyed crochetit will always be remembereff sense of humor and She was preceded in husbands: Clayton Johnsi Dorian Johnson; her parents and Kathryn Welch; her Marion and Mar brothers: Raymond Gladys is survived by: Lucille (Everett) Holtz, ND, several nieces and ne HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. [ LOCALLY GROWN BEEF - Per Lb. cou.r.¥ .,.G ..... _..- [ OUA.TE.S ...-- 1.' SAUSAGE ............... o. S,OES ...... ........ 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 Live Weight- Per Lb. . ( 1 el' BUFFALO MEAT ....... , ..................................................... T- LET US CATER YOUR EVENT! Reunions • Anniversaries, Weddings • Special Gathering Tuesday, Jan. BELLINGHAM CITY GOVERNMENT MET to begin the new year on Jan. 4, with new mayor Lloyd Hanson receiving the keys from outgoing mayor Gary Wollschlager. (Left to right ) City Treasurer Susan Ohm, Councilman. Bernie Kirchber ,g Councilman Georrgqe Carmen, Clerk Curt Pederson, Councilman Gary Fredr0chsen, Mayor Lloyd Hanson, and Gary Wollschlager. (Not pictured is Marcy Eddy, City Secretary) NEW FIREMEN JOINING THE BEILINGHAM Fire Department took part in their first Fire Fighter I Course. Left to right David Mork, Bellingham Fire Chief, Craig Baker, instructor with Ridgewater College in Willmar, Jacen Allen, Gary Fredrichsen, David Redepenning, Redgy Radermacher, Aaron Roggenbuck and John Plathe. url mville Study Club By Betty Schwarze, Secretaryfrreasurer The Ortonville Study Club enjoyed a lovely Christmas luncheon on Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Judy Gere with Mary Lindholm as co- hostess. President Donna Hoel opened the meeting and everyone joined in the reading of the Collect and table prayer. Fifteen members and one guest were present A short business meeting was held. Two new nnembers were welcomed. Program chairperson, Pat Kunz introduced Jan Mueller, soloist. Jan is the wile of Rev. LeRoy E Mueller of this city. Jan favored us with a medley of Christmas songs with Pat Kunz accompanist on the piano. We all joined in a "sing along" of favorite Christmas Carols. Monetary gifts will be given to Nothridge Residence and the Big Stone County Emergency Food Shelf. The January meeting will be held at 12:15p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Hilltop Cafe for a "No Host" luncheon. those of the original TEUC program enacted in 2002. No extended benefit accounts can begin after May 25, 2003, however, payments can be made for weeks of unemployment through Aug. 30, Details on Extension of Unemployment Benefits On Jan. 8, President George W. Bush signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits. The follow- ing people may be eligible for addi- tional benefits: • Workers who had established eli- gibility before the previous extension ended on Dec. 28, 2002 and Still have "an amount remaining." • Workers who ran out of regular unemployment benefits after Dec. 28, 2002. The extension does not provide new benefits for individuals who have already exhausted their eligibility. Applicants who have received the total balance of the extended benefits are not eligible for further weeks of benefit payments. Workers who are eligible will be notified by letter no later than Jan. 17, 2003. Workers who are currently receiving extended benefits will have no interruption to their benefits. The extension, known as the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (TEUC), will pro- vide up to 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits. The new leg- islation does not add benefits beyond 2003. Workers unemployed after Dec. 28 who do not receive instructions or applications in the mail by Jan. 17, or who do not fit into one of the above categories, should contact the unem- ployment benefits Customer Service Center at 651-284-3033 or 1-877- 504-5050 outside the Twin Cities call- ing area (TTY 651-634-5062 or 1- 877-360-1919). Information about unemployment benefits is also available at www.mnwfc.org/ui. Online unem- ployment information is also avail- able in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. Thomsons renew vows Jan. 1st Hear ye, Hear ye, Let it be know throughout the land. Lady Brenda May Thomson has consented to join with Lord Aaron Jacob Thomson in the blessed union of marriage. They were united in friendship, loyalty and love, the first day of January in the year of our Lord, .Two Thousand Three. Their court was graced by the presence of Squire Zachary Thomson, Squire Davyn Thomson, Lady Barbara Swensen and Lord George Thomson. Clerics Robert and Jeanne Scmrad announced their unity at the stroke of noon in Fairmount, ND. A festival will be held at a later time to honor their union. Lady Brenda's parents are Lord Jerome and Lady Judy Swenson of Fergus Falls. Lord Aaron's parents are Lady Linda Thomson of Bloomington and Lord Ivan Thomson of Big Stone City. BONNIE SUE STOLPMAN and Dillan Roggenbuck sing solos at the BES Christmas Program. Extension report I Cinda Carlson District Nutrition Education Program Coordinator Swift County Benson, MN 56215 320/843-3796 DO NUTRITION EDUCATION ASSISTANTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE How do Nutrition Education Assistants know if they are making a difference in the ......... lives of the clients they teach ? The United States Department of Agriculture has identified five areas that NEA's need to evaluate, in order to assess client changes. They are: Food Safety: This is the healthy and sanitary way to prepare and cook food. NEA's teach proper hand washing and cleaning of food preparation areas and utensils. They also address safe food preparation, use of refrigerator and oven thermometers to monitor temperatures, and storage of cooked foods to use at a later date, Food Security: This area involves teaching the clients how to insure that they have enough food to last through the month. Many families in our program are tood support eligible but have difficulty stretching this resource throughout the month. Although most local food pantries authorize one to several visits per month, many clients find it necessary to contact other local agencies for food. NEA's plan with • families to make sure that no unusual measures to obtain food need to be sought. Resource Management: NEA's who teach in this area help to plan how food dollars can be used wisely. Many clients do not regularly compare prices of foods. They sometimes rely on convenience foods or fast foods, which are quite expensive and do not meet the nutrition needs of the family. With a bit of planning on the part of the NEA and the family she advises, meals can be planned around economical products to produce balanced meals. Diet Quality: This topic involves lessons about how to purchase and prepare foods to create menus that provide foods from each of the food groups on a regular basis. It requires that clients understand the concept of a balanced diet. This information is especially valuable to seniors, house- bound people or teenage parents, whose food choices have more to do with convenience and accessibility than with nutrition content. Systems/Environmental Change: Changes in this area are observed less often, but when they do occur on this level they are fairly, dramatic. An example of a system change might be that an older school kitchen might have an automatic dishwasher that is becoming outdated. A small group of students notice, one day, that dried pieces of food from the day before are starting to appear on the next day's dishes. A smaller group of students link this fact to a concern about sanitation and transmission of a food borne illness, and report this concern to a school authority• As a result of this concern, a new automatic dishwasher is purchased for the school. Changes from these five areas are documented carefully by the Nutrition Education Assistant and reported to various agencies. In this way, the Nutrition Education Program can use the documented information to improve the program and make changes when needed. Cinda Carlson is an Extension Education from the West Central District and serves the Big Stone County. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM SINGERS at BES include Nicole Kirchberg, Alec Larson, Jessica Mielitz, and Chris Larson. RANDY LARSON, EMILY WEBER, and Schuyler Larson howl some puppy tunes at the BES Christmas Program. You'll get the best vehicle alignment! New 4-Wheel Alignment t Machine We'll handle all your insurance work for you! Kevin's is the area's most well equipped body shop with two frame machines! • Towing with wrecker and roll back • Major collision repair .Frame and suspension work • Windshield repair and replacement LOCK YOUR KEYS IN YOUR CAR? WE'LL GET THEM OUT! N, Minnesota St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3066 (,hop) 605"676-2457 (home) KEVIN RAAF 25th year in business at same location! Page 14 INDEPENDENT No one covers Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mimesota has been providing quality health care plans for nearly 70 years. With the variety of plans for individuals, groups and plans that work with Medicare, we've got you covered. Give me a call for more information. John Stolpman &, 300:83i 1194 3B;'_156g_h21  BlueCross BlueShid of Minnesota " Check out our web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.¢ Obituaries Alvin Larson Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2002 at St, Paul's Lutheran Church of Bellingham for Alvin Larson. Rev. David Hall officiated. Congregational songs were sung, with" Becky Knudson at the organ. Active pallbearers included: (Grandchildren) Ryan Larson, Steve Larson, Renae Larson, Dawn Violette, Jacob Gregorich, Rochelle Larson, Bethany Gregorich and Rebekah Gregorich. Concluding services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery of rural Bellingham. Alvin R. Larson was born on March 12, 1911 to parents Jens and Lena (Christiansen) Larson at their farm home in Agassiz Township. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Oct. 11, 1925 by Pastor John Walseth. Alvin attended country school at District #20. He farmed with his father and brothers and also worked in Minneapolis for a short time along with his brother Art. In 1937 they returned to farming near Odessa. On Jan. 4, 1942, Alvin married Norma Nelson at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. They farmed near Odessa for 28 years, The family moved to Bellingham in 1970 after the farm was sold to become part of the Big Stone Whetstone Game Alvin and his brothers Henry had an auto repair 75 for about 20 years• A] became the handyman that anything from appliances, lawn mowers. Alvin also loved to fish He also loved music, the guitar, piano and the Four children were born and Norma. Ronald, David, and Elaine. David passed away in I' polio, Alvin and Norm wonderful opportunity Denmark and visit homes where his parents grew up. Alvin is survived by his years Nrma, son Ronald Raymond (Gina) and dau (Jim) Gregorich, (Michelle) Larson, Ryan (:1 Larson, Dawn (Brad) and Rochelle Larson, and Rebekah Gregorich grandchildren James and one brother Norman of Bellingham, and man nephews and friends. Alvin was preceded in parents, Jens and Lena, brothers: Ray (Edna), Art Kinley (Alice), Henry Tarna (Ted), daughter-in-l Larson. 61adySM:0000hRSo00 .... Funeral services for Gladys M. Johnson, 92, of Wahpeton, ND formerly of Breckenridge, were held Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge. She died Jan. 9th, at St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton. Father Kenneth Popp officiated. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beardsley. Pallbearers were Michael Carlson, Randy DeNeu[, Bruce Bartz, Drew Holtz, Bradley Bartz and Sid Vogelbacher. Gladys was born March 18, 1910, in Graceville, to William and Kathryn (McDonald) Welch. Her family moved to Beardsley, when she was an infant. Gladys attended school and graduated from Browns Valley High School in 1929. She began taking the nursing program in Graceville in 1931. Gladys was married to Clayton Johnson and the couple lived in various places including Beardsley, Hutchinson, and St. Paul, where she worked for 25 years at Monl Wards. Clayton preceded her in 1958. Following her moved to Breckenridge, to be her family. In 1982. Gladys was u marriage to Dorian Johns, couple resided in Breckenrk later at the Leach Home ND. Dorian preceded her in 1999. She spent the life at the Leach Home Catherine's Living Wahpeton. Gladys enjoyed crochetit will always be remembereff sense of humor and She was preceded in husbands: Clayton Johnsi Dorian Johnson; her parents and Kathryn Welch; her Marion and Mar brothers: Raymond Gladys is survived by: Lucille (Everett) Holtz, ND, several nieces and ne HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. [ LOCALLY GROWN BEEF - Per Lb. cou.r.¥ .,.G ..... _..- [ OUA.TE.S ...-- 1.' SAUSAGE ............... o. S,OES ...... ........ 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 Live Weight- Per Lb. . ( 1 el' BUFFALO MEAT ....... , ..................................................... T- LET US CATER YOUR EVENT! Reunions • Anniversaries, Weddings • Special Gathering Tuesday, Jan.