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rson lead Democrat agriculture finance Doug Peterson has been the lead Democrat on the Ag Finance Committee for the session by House Leader Rep. Tom Pugh. io 1, Peterson will serve on Ag (policy) Committee the Environment & Natural for the session, kicked off Tuesday in St. Paul. three committees all deal issues critical to my district and ; farms and rural communities of nesota," Peterson, of rural "The appointments put in position to fight for policies treat family farms fairly, to fight for relief for farmers dealing with dis- astrously low prices, and to continue my work to control industrial-scale corporate feedlots." The Agriculture Finance commit- tee will assemble the budgets for state farm programs, including ethanol development - a key priority for Peterson throughout his legislative career. The committee is also expect- ed to deal with proposals to provide relief to Minnesota's embattled inde- pendent family hog producers. "The hog price crisis - coming on the heels of last year's catastrophical- ly low grain prices - is a one-two punch for Minnesota agriculture," Peterson said. "I will call for a strong state response, and will lobby our U.S. Congressmen and Senators for federal relief as well. The price crisis has put many family farmers on the brink of disaster. If we don't act to save family farmers, we will in effect accept the corporatization of Minnesota agriculture - with disas- trous consequences for our rural economy and rural environment. Peterson has been the chief author of most of the major ethanol promo- tion legislation passed in Minnesota during the 1990s and also carried the major feedlot bill - his "Living With Livestock" bill - in the 1998 session. t, anville news Phone 839-2207 and Jane Asche were supper at the Jerry Jorgenson home Jan. llth. Schank from Milbank was a Jan. 8th visitor of Syl Pinkert. t Monson of Stanchfield was an Tuesday, Jan. 12th. Block, Margie Monson's visited Margie Monson afternoon, Jan. 14th. Ninneman visited Ella Hansen On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14th. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10th Orlend and Irene Mathison visited Sylvia Croatt at the nursing home in Appleton. Beth Swezey treated all the tenants of the Home Rite Apartments with a special treat which was pizza from the Pizza Ranch on Thursday evening, Jan. 14th. At the Walter Maatz home Sunday January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Most people are unaware of whether they have it, until it's too late. Glaucoma can be detected and treated before it causes severe vision loss or blindness, but early detection is vital. For a complete vision exam call Conroy Eye Care at 320-839-2608. Dr. Christopher I. Conroy OPTOMETRIST EYE.CARE Dr. Christopher J. Conroy OPTOMETRIST 123 NW 2nd Street - Center Mall Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2608 evening, Jan.-10th there was a pinochle card party. The following were in attendance: Jerry and Alma Jorgenson, Jane and Carol Asche, Norma Wittnebel, Melvin and Carol Maatz, Melvin and Florence Loeschke, Virgil and Verene Raaf, Vernon and Bert Longhenry and Albert and Clara Lotthammer. Stanley and Marj Lindholm attended a funeral the weekend of Jan. 8th for their nephew David Rydberg, who was 35 years old of Grand Meadow. He was killed in an avalanche in Jackson, WY while snow mobiling. David was the son of Glenn and Loraine (Lindholm) Ryberg. Jennifer Parks visited with her family in Ortonville for a long weekend of Jan. 14th. Audrey Koch was among other guests for Alice Dehne's birthday party at Miibank Sunday, Jan. 10th. Craig and Kippy Randleman and Emily were in Fargo Jan. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Jennifer Randleman's wedding to Sidney Lien. They were married in Moorhead on Jan. 2nd at 6 p.m. at a candlelight wedding ceremony at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church. There was a reception at Seasons at Rose Creek, a country club in South Fargo. Approximately 160 guests enjoyed a supper hosted by the bride's parents. Heather Hoxtell and her little one Courtney and Walt Rasmussen visited Linda Rasmussen at Northridge on Thursday, Jan. 14th. Keith Anderson was a dinner guest Thursday, Jan. 7th at the Jerry Jorgenson home. High bridge players of the Friday afternoon, Jan. ! 5th bridge party at the Ortonville Senior Center were Jerry Oehler and Betty Nelson. It was a very enj0ya'b]e afternoon. Sunday, Jan. 10th Gene and Eunice Sprung of rural Corona, SD came to visit Faith Sprung at the Clinton Good Samaritan Center. Other visitors through the week were Gail Johnson of Ortonville on Tuesday afternoon. Steven Dragt came to visit his grandma Faith Sprung Thursday afternoon. Friday evening Jack and Julia Maria Utley of rural Graceville came to see Faith. Linda Schank of Milbank was a Friday evening, Jan. 15th visitor at the Roman Karels home. Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16th guests of Marvin and Joan Block were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerjets. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Karels of Odessa were Sunday, Jan. 17th visitors at the Roman Karels home. Visitors also were Sydney and Nicole Karels, granddaughters of Roman and Shirley Karels. Martin Schmidt attended the 35th annual mid winter American Legion conference Saturday, Jan. 16th at Morris. monoxide (Coatinu&! from page 1) could be causing a safety hazard at the school. "They informed us that, unfortunately, the earliest they could possibly come with their specialized equipment was the morning of Monday, Jan. 18," Bailey says. "At that time they would test air quality and for molds, etc. that might cause a health hazard. The safety of our chil- dren and all employees is always a number one priority." Bailey explained, "Previously, when Moorhead Construction was placing and finishing concrete floors some gasoline engines had been used. During this time there were several commercial exhaust fans running in addition to having large openings in the new building for open air ventila- tion. Twice during this time some exhaust smells have entered the build- ing. We have had our company's safe- ty director doing readings on the car- bon monoxide levels and at no time did it reach a level that would be a health hazard in either the occupied portions of the school or the construc- tion site. Shortly before presstime Monday, Bailey stated the crew from McNeil Environmental had gone through the building and discovered a carbon monoxide presence of 1 part per mil- lion (PPM). Bailey stated a typical reading would be about 1-2 PPM, due to factors such as vehicles running outside the building. "The crews are still doing some tests on the mold and STATE FARM INSURANCE State Farm Agent: Del Silberstein, Sr. 118 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 13201 839-2531 State Farm Understands Life. TM State Farm Life Insurance Company • Home Office: Bloomington Illinois dirt, which may have caused the symptoms," he said. "No contractor had run a com- bustible engine in the construction site since the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 13," Bailey said. "There are no seal- ers or glues being used on the project at this time. We are using steam heat from the school's boiler system, so that could not have been a source of carbon monoxide. In consideration of these facts, if there was an air quality issue on Friday, I don't believe it was construction related." He went on to say Hasslen Construction, Inc. does not take the issue lightly, and if there is something causing headaches and illness in the school, it needs to be identified and remedied immediately. "That is why Hasslen Construction Co., Inc. and the Ortonville School have contacted McNeil Environmental to investi- gate," Bailey said. "The health and safety of our children is the most important thing." Classes at Ortonville Schools are in session today, Tuesday Jan. 19. Minnesota breast cervical cancer drawing winners MBCCCP is a program available free of charge to eligible women that will cover many services including yearly mammograms and pap smears. Countryside Public Health recently sponsored a drawing in Big Stone County along with the display. Winners of the drawing include: Sharon Athey - $60 Service Agreement donated by Northside Clinic at their display site. Paula Reisdorph-sleigh, Luanne Kleindl - Friendship plaque, Rena Ramsey - Avon Mug all donated by Countryside Public Health Service. For more information regarding this program call Julie Kunrath at Countryside in Ortonville at 320-839- 6135 or Northside Clinic in Ortonville at 320-839-6157 or Graceville Health Care Center at 320- 748-7243. ::::::: "::::: :': " " ' :"::':':" ::::: :.'::i::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::: :':':': :::i::: :2 Minnwest Bank has a deeply rooted commitment to work side by side with you, our area farmers. (0 . D 00erwce at Minnwest doesn't just mean financing a loan. It means dedication to your long-term financial growth. We strive to develop an in-depth understanding of your operation, using our expertise and advice to determine proactive solutions. Visit Our Booth At The 1999 MILBANK FARM & HOME SHOW JANUARY 2 AND 28 • Register to win pork or bcct imndlc,; oVisit with ]c, ata officers • Ask ilbOtil OUt" NCW Money Manager CI) • Registration begins at 12:30, Tournament begins at 1:30 .S1500 in prize money • Call Guest Services for details • Every Thursday at 7pro • Free hors d'oeuvres from 6-7pro • 1 free drink with buy-in .100% payback. MINNWEST ,BANK ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP Equal Opportunity Lender 21 Southeast Second Street • Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone 320-839-2568 * MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 i iiiiii i i i i i Member FDIC Y Jan. 19, 1999 INDEPENDENT Page 3 rson lead Democrat agriculture finance Doug Peterson has been the lead Democrat on the Ag Finance Committee for the session by House Leader Rep. Tom Pugh. io 1, Peterson will serve on Ag (policy) Committee the Environment & Natural for the session, kicked off Tuesday in St. Paul. three committees all deal issues critical to my district and ; farms and rural communities of nesota," Peterson, of rural "The appointments put in position to fight for policies treat family farms fairly, to fight for relief for farmers dealing with dis- astrously low prices, and to continue my work to control industrial-scale corporate feedlots." The Agriculture Finance commit- tee will assemble the budgets for state farm programs, including ethanol development - a key priority for Peterson throughout his legislative career. The committee is also expect- ed to deal with proposals to provide relief to Minnesota's embattled inde- pendent family hog producers. "The hog price crisis - coming on the heels of last year's catastrophical- ly low grain prices - is a one-two punch for Minnesota agriculture," Peterson said. "I will call for a strong state response, and will lobby our U.S. Congressmen and Senators for federal relief as well. The price crisis has put many family farmers on the brink of disaster. If we don't act to save family farmers, we will in effect accept the corporatization of Minnesota agriculture - with disas- trous consequences for our rural economy and rural environment. Peterson has been the chief author of most of the major ethanol promo- tion legislation passed in Minnesota during the 1990s and also carried the major feedlot bill - his "Living With Livestock" bill - in the 1998 session. t, anville news Phone 839-2207 and Jane Asche were supper at the Jerry Jorgenson home Jan. llth. Schank from Milbank was a Jan. 8th visitor of Syl Pinkert. t Monson of Stanchfield was an Tuesday, Jan. 12th. Block, Margie Monson's visited Margie Monson afternoon, Jan. 14th. Ninneman visited Ella Hansen On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14th. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10th Orlend and Irene Mathison visited Sylvia Croatt at the nursing home in Appleton. Beth Swezey treated all the tenants of the Home Rite Apartments with a special treat which was pizza from the Pizza Ranch on Thursday evening, Jan. 14th. At the Walter Maatz home Sunday January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Most people are unaware of whether they have it, until it's too late. Glaucoma can be detected and treated before it causes severe vision loss or blindness, but early detection is vital. For a complete vision exam call Conroy Eye Care at 320-839-2608. Dr. Christopher I. Conroy OPTOMETRIST EYE.CARE Dr. Christopher J. Conroy OPTOMETRIST 123 NW 2nd Street - Center Mall Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2608 evening, Jan.-10th there was a pinochle card party. The following were in attendance: Jerry and Alma Jorgenson, Jane and Carol Asche, Norma Wittnebel, Melvin and Carol Maatz, Melvin and Florence Loeschke, Virgil and Verene Raaf, Vernon and Bert Longhenry and Albert and Clara Lotthammer. Stanley and Marj Lindholm attended a funeral the weekend of Jan. 8th for their nephew David Rydberg, who was 35 years old of Grand Meadow. He was killed in an avalanche in Jackson, WY while snow mobiling. David was the son of Glenn and Loraine (Lindholm) Ryberg. Jennifer Parks visited with her family in Ortonville for a long weekend of Jan. 14th. Audrey Koch was among other guests for Alice Dehne's birthday party at Miibank Sunday, Jan. 10th. Craig and Kippy Randleman and Emily were in Fargo Jan. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Jennifer Randleman's wedding to Sidney Lien. They were married in Moorhead on Jan. 2nd at 6 p.m. at a candlelight wedding ceremony at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church. There was a reception at Seasons at Rose Creek, a country club in South Fargo. Approximately 160 guests enjoyed a supper hosted by the bride's parents. Heather Hoxtell and her little one Courtney and Walt Rasmussen visited Linda Rasmussen at Northridge on Thursday, Jan. 14th. Keith Anderson was a dinner guest Thursday, Jan. 7th at the Jerry Jorgenson home. High bridge players of the Friday afternoon, Jan. ! 5th bridge party at the Ortonville Senior Center were Jerry Oehler and Betty Nelson. It was a very enj0ya'b]e afternoon. Sunday, Jan. 10th Gene and Eunice Sprung of rural Corona, SD came to visit Faith Sprung at the Clinton Good Samaritan Center. Other visitors through the week were Gail Johnson of Ortonville on Tuesday afternoon. Steven Dragt came to visit his grandma Faith Sprung Thursday afternoon. Friday evening Jack and Julia Maria Utley of rural Graceville came to see Faith. Linda Schank of Milbank was a Friday evening, Jan. 15th visitor at the Roman Karels home. Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16th guests of Marvin and Joan Block were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerjets. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Karels of Odessa were Sunday, Jan. 17th visitors at the Roman Karels home. Visitors also were Sydney and Nicole Karels, granddaughters of Roman and Shirley Karels. Martin Schmidt attended the 35th annual mid winter American Legion conference Saturday, Jan. 16th at Morris. monoxide (Coatinu&! from page 1) could be causing a safety hazard at the school. "They informed us that, unfortunately, the earliest they could possibly come with their specialized equipment was the morning of Monday, Jan. 18," Bailey says. "At that time they would test air quality and for molds, etc. that might cause a health hazard. The safety of our chil- dren and all employees is always a number one priority." Bailey explained, "Previously, when Moorhead Construction was placing and finishing concrete floors some gasoline engines had been used. During this time there were several commercial exhaust fans running in addition to having large openings in the new building for open air ventila- tion. Twice during this time some exhaust smells have entered the build- ing. We have had our company's safe- ty director doing readings on the car- bon monoxide levels and at no time did it reach a level that would be a health hazard in either the occupied portions of the school or the construc- tion site. Shortly before presstime Monday, Bailey stated the crew from McNeil Environmental had gone through the building and discovered a carbon monoxide presence of 1 part per mil- lion (PPM). Bailey stated a typical reading would be about 1-2 PPM, due to factors such as vehicles running outside the building. "The crews are still doing some tests on the mold and STATE FARM INSURANCE State Farm Agent: Del Silberstein, Sr. 118 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 13201 839-2531 State Farm Understands Life. TM State Farm Life Insurance Company • Home Office: Bloomington Illinois dirt, which may have caused the symptoms," he said. "No contractor had run a com- bustible engine in the construction site since the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 13," Bailey said. "There are no seal- ers or glues being used on the project at this time. We are using steam heat from the school's boiler system, so that could not have been a source of carbon monoxide. In consideration of these facts, if there was an air quality issue on Friday, I don't believe it was construction related." He went on to say Hasslen Construction, Inc. does not take the issue lightly, and if there is something causing headaches and illness in the school, it needs to be identified and remedied immediately. "That is why Hasslen Construction Co., Inc. and the Ortonville School have contacted McNeil Environmental to investi- gate," Bailey said. "The health and safety of our children is the most important thing." Classes at Ortonville Schools are in session today, Tuesday Jan. 19. Minnesota breast cervical cancer drawing winners MBCCCP is a program available free of charge to eligible women that will cover many services including yearly mammograms and pap smears. Countryside Public Health recently sponsored a drawing in Big Stone County along with the display. Winners of the drawing include: Sharon Athey - $60 Service Agreement donated by Northside Clinic at their display site. Paula Reisdorph-sleigh, Luanne Kleindl - Friendship plaque, Rena Ramsey - Avon Mug all donated by Countryside Public Health Service. For more information regarding this program call Julie Kunrath at Countryside in Ortonville at 320-839- 6135 or Northside Clinic in Ortonville at 320-839-6157 or Graceville Health Care Center at 320- 748-7243. ::::::: "::::: :': " " ' :"::':':" ::::: :.'::i::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::: :':':': :::i::: :2 Minnwest Bank has a deeply rooted commitment to work side by side with you, our area farmers. (0 . D 00erwce at Minnwest doesn't just mean financing a loan. It means dedication to your long-term financial growth. We strive to develop an in-depth understanding of your operation, using our expertise and advice to determine proactive solutions. Visit Our Booth At The 1999 MILBANK FARM & HOME SHOW JANUARY 2 AND 28 • Register to win pork or bcct imndlc,; oVisit with ]c, ata officers • Ask ilbOtil OUt" NCW Money Manager CI) • Registration begins at 12:30, Tournament begins at 1:30 .S1500 in prize money • Call Guest Services for details • Every Thursday at 7pro • Free hors d'oeuvres from 6-7pro • 1 free drink with buy-in .100% payback. MINNWEST ,BANK ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP Equal Opportunity Lender 21 Southeast Second Street • Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone 320-839-2568 * MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 i iiiiii i i i i i Member FDIC Y Jan. 19, 1999 INDEPENDENT Page 3