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ii, UTTERLY DISGUSTING! Regardless of what party you sup- port, or of who it turns out is telling the truth or who is lying, the current White House Crisis, as the media has dubbed it, is humiliating in the eyes of the world! As with other White House scandals in other administra- tions, the longer they drag on, the more shameful and disgusting it becomes. In all cases, including the current one, we feel the major media, as usual, is way over-playing the issue and giving far and away too much of their precious time to the matter ... making it all even more dis- gusting! In the end, for the country's sake, the quicker this can be all laid to rest, the better off for all ! Have you been hit by the current flu bug yet? We hope not, for we've just come out of nearly a 4-day stay in bed with one of the worst cases we can ever remember. Some have been bed-ridden for a longer time. Reader Frank Hoffman of Bloomington writes that "my wife and I made a number of trips to Ortonville last summer ... always working weekends due to flood dam- age to our aunt's home (Mrs. Cecilia Paul). On one weekend, perhaps the Cornfest weekend, all the flags were up and flying ... what a beautiful sight. Whenever I see flags, it reminds me of an article I read in Readers Digest. A Lady walks into - the post office in Kansas City and asks the postmaster for the prettiest stamp you have. He handed her the flag stamp and said 'They don't come any prettier than this one.'" Reader friend and our accompanist in grade school, Yvonne (Hanson) Sunnen of St. Louis, MO, writes that she hopes wife Jeanette is improving after her stroke. "We've had a gentle winter .... so far .- we moved to asmali- er house with two bedrooms, instead of four. Naturally, I have been a 'saver' and so is Eugene, so our garage is full of boxes and both cars stand outside in the driveway. We seem too busy getting other items organized than to 'sort and pitch' items from the garage. We didn't get to the farm at all in 1997, but we have it in our plans for May or June of this year. Happy New Year ... though a bit late!" ***** Finally, after umpteen Super Bowls, 32 of them to be exact, we can say we saw THE BEST in Sunday's big show between the Packers and the Broncos. A real bat- tle right to the end! A well-coached, well-played game it was from start to finish, and one in which the officials did not rule the roost. The better team won, as most analysts agree, because of the Bronco offensive line and a Bronco team effort! We're happy that QB John Elway finally got a winning ring, and we're happy for our cousin of the Denver area, Margaret Pufahl, whose been an avid Denver fan from the start. Indeed, she must be happy today! Reader Mrs. Wiilard Strei of Bellingham writes "I thought I threw my last issue of your paper, because on the front you printed Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1997 and on the inside you have Jan. 13, 1998. So I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes mistakes. For a while, I thought my mind was going ... just had to share this with you. Enjoy your paper very much." Reader Jim Martinson of Brainerd sends more information on Earl Eaton, mentioned in our column the past few weeks. "I went to school with Earl Eaton many years ago. He had a sister Dorothy and one other sister whose name I can't remember. They lived on 3rd St. two doors northwest of Charlie Scofield (now Dale Hausauer). If my memory serves me (it's sometimes conve- nient) his Dad was a mechanic for AI Ostlind. They left Ortonville late 1920s. Small world! Pat and I went on a Christmas tour to Branson, Missouri. Our tour guide was a Chuck Johnson who worked at JCPenney early 1950s. A Barbara Davis, Nisswa, has a sister living at Meadowbrook area. Another couple knew or lived near, or were related to Nell Speckeen or his wife. Pat would remember, I don't." Piano students perform recitals in preparation for MMTA contest the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association sponsored recitals Jan. 28 at 1:30, 2:45 and 4 p.m. for students participating in the upcoming contest Jan. 31. Both events are held at the Uriiversity of Minnesota Morris Campus in the fine arts and humani- ties building. The intent of the perfor- mance competitions tr MMTA is to encourage exceptionally talented young artists in the pursuit of musical excellence and to recognize outstand- ing achievement in the profession of music teaching. Students participating are from the areas of Appleton, Milan, Madison, Ortonvillc and Dawson. The students are under the direction of Mary Schirm and Nancy Moen. Schirm's students are, in piano: Kaylee Bakeberg and Megan Bakeberg, daughters of Randy and Sandi Bakeberg; Laura Molden, daughter of Larry and Marie Molden; Alisha Milander, daughter of Rick and Lisa Milander; Sarah Maas. daughter of Paul and Barb Maas; Ashley Olson, daughter of Rick and Kim Olson; Katie Brown, daughter of Chuck and Becky Brown; and in organ, John Wilkening. son of Kevin and Anne Wilkening. Moen's students are: Laura Anderson, daughter of Denise and Harlow Anderson; Emily Erickson, daughter of Carol and Dale Erickson; "T-Ehrenberg, son of Leslie and Stev,hrenberg; Jessica Hastad, daughteY-of Trudy and Mark Hastad; Amanda Holter, daughter of Linda Holler; Samantha Johnson, daughter of Sue Ann and Craig Johnson; Ginger Larson. daughter of Melanie and Mark Larson; Justin Moen, son of Sylvia and Claire Moen; Patricia Omland, daughter of Kim and Gary Omland; Sarah Sigdahl, daughter of Cindy and Ron Sigdahl; Lauren Struxness, daughter of Melissa and Dan Struxness; John Wilkening, son of Anne and Kevin Wilkening; and Krishana Witte, daughter of Theresa and John Witte. "Beyond the Flood" grant awards available for flood victims A grant request for funds raised during the "Beyond The Flood" telethon has recently been approved for flood victims of Big Stone County. The purpose of the grant is to aid indi- viduals and families with un-met needs following the flooding disaster of 1997. Priority will be first given to recovery of primary residential and essential needs, i.e. restoration of essential living space and appliances. for 1. elderly, low-income, disabled: 2. single parents; 3. individuals and families that fall into the financial gap. However, it is acknowledged that there may be special circum- stances of un-met needs that do not fit Graceville man pleads guilty to domestic assault Lawrence Carlson, 44, of her just north of Ortonville. She said Gracevilie agreed to plead guilty to charges of domestic assault and intent to cause fear if charges of second degree assault and one more charge of domestic assault were dropped. He entered his plea on January 20 in Big Stone County Court. According to the court report, on September 8, 1997, Darlene Carlson, Lawrence's wife, called the Big Stone County Sheriff's Office and said Lawrence assaulted her with a gun earlier in the day. She said they argued the day before, and Lawrence was verbally abusive to her on the phone at her work. The report said, he told her not to bother coming home that night. She stayed in a motel that night out of fear. When driving to Graceville the morning of September 8, Darlene said Lawrence followed her arld--stpped he pulled her from the car by her hair, and slammed her head into the car. He told her to follow him home, "or else." She did, and the argument continued, the report said. Later that evening, the argument reportedly got heated, and Lawrence pulled out a loaded revolver, pointed it at her head, pulled the hammer back, and said he was "going to blow her away." On September 3, 1995, the Big Stone County Sheriff's Office received a call from Darlene that Lawrence hit her. Deputy John Haukos saw injuries to her right eye and left neck. She was supposed to bring in a written statement, but failed to do so. The matter was never charged at that time. Each charge carries aTnaximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $700 fine. Lawrence will be sentenced on February 18. the above criteria, and, thus, this crite- ria should not prevent flood victims from applying for consideration. Interested parties may apply by contacting the "Community Un-met Needs Committee" c/o Lisa Berdan, Lutheran Social Service/Lutheran Disaster Response at 839-3319 or 839-2527. Hanson devises plan to preserve river trail "It looks good to me," stated Bradley Lokken when the Ad Hoc Committee met on Jan. 15th. Marlyn Hanson, LqP County Engineer, has drawn up preliminary plans which would enable CSAH 20 to remain in its present location through the fiver valley near Lac qui Parle Village. The new plan would bring the road up to 1998 MN Dot standards and preserve the pristine beauty and historic value of the river valley. It includes a new bridge that allows a side view. further discussions will be held when the committee meets again on Feb. 3, 1998. "LqP Prairie Preservation would like to thank Marlyn Hanson and his staff for their assistance with this project," added Brad Lokken. Attention senior drivers The Ortonville Area Senior Citizens is again sponsoring AARP's 55 Alive/Mature Driving 4-hour refresher course on February 5th. It's an afternoon class at the Senior Center beginning at 1:30 and ending at 5:30pm and is open to all persons 50 years of age and older. Enrollees must have completed a full 8-hour dri- ver's safety course previously. Pre-registration is recommended to insure a place in the class and you may do so by calling the Senior Center at 320-839-3555. When you come on Feb. 5th be sure to bring a self-addressed, stamped, envelope so that your completion certificate can be mailed to you the following day. Girl born Jan. 9th to Bruce Nelsons Bruce and Lori Nelson of Ortonville announce the birth of a daughter, Gina Ann on Jan. 9th, 1998. She weighed 7 lbs., 7-1/2 ounces and measured 20 and 3/4 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Henry and Alvina Nelson. Maternal great grandmother is Lillian Danielson. This is your opportunity to renew your driving skills and to continue to qualify for the insurance discount being offered to drivers age 55 and older by all companies writing poli- cies in the State of Minnesota. If your residence is in another state, contact your agent for any savings they may offer. There is also a sign-up for those of you who have not taken a safety course of 8 hours or more and because you may still be working it will be offered over two evening sessions. When enough students have regis- tered for this class it will be sched- uled. Mobile meals Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Jan. 30: Dale and Betty Hausauer, Marcia Sandro, Bud Knippen Monday, Feb. 2 through Friday, Feb. 6: Don Moorhead, Ann Lundberg, Bud Haukos As your lifestyle changes with the times, American Family Life can provide the life insurance to help you and your family feel safe and secure. Call today. Brock Tatge 123 NW 2nO St. Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2965 AM|RICA N FAMILY  ltjulm MMttI e . a vat huim Ilulur On Ibd  Jim ,,k ub hum Cmm,r h,, olb - If=si II 113 UV/ Americon Heart sociation wErE FiGHTiNG FOR YOUR UFE We've Got Yo r u Covered! YOUR PERSONAL COMMUNICATION SERVICE 2s gr e Obituaries David Wollschlager Funeral services for David Wollschlager of Milbank, SD, were held Saturday, Jan. 24. 1998, in the St. Charles Catholic Church of Big Stone City, SD. Father Matthew Kowalski, OSB officiated with Betty Binsfeld. organist. Special music was provided by St. Charles' Choir and soloist Harriet Rausch. Honorary pallbearers were David's nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Leon, Ron and Gene Wollschlager, Jim Grunewald, Don Van Hour and Lowell Linscheid. Military honors were provided by the Gertje Van Lith American Legion Post #229 of Big Stone City, SD. Interment was in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery of Big Stone City. David Donald Wollschlager was born Oct. 10. 1948, in Milbank, SD to parents. Vincient and Patricia (Van Hout) Wollschlager. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Charles Catholic Church at Big Stone City. He attended Big Stone School through the 1 l th grade. David was a farm hand for most of his life and he also worked in some factories. David was a member of the VFW and he the Army National Guard for He also was a vetera Vietnam War, David er and hunting. He passed 1998 at his home in having reached the age of months and 10 days. He is survived by his Patricia Wollschlager of eight sisters, Betty of Bloomington, Delores Garner, IA, Mary Pauli Valley, Audrey (Tim) Kirkland, AZ, Vicki Watertown, SD, Kath Grunewald of Mountain (Lowell) Linscheid Terri Wollschlager of St. brothers, Mike (Vicki) of Gene, Leon (Martha), Ron and Roger all of nieces and nephews. David was preceded in father Vincient grandparents and one brother i Larson Funeral Home was in charge of the arran 1993 l i John Emanuel Message From John.' Do you often wake up feeling sore? Does your partner wake you the night from moving around too Is your mattress uneven or sagging middle causing you and your roll together? Have you had your mattress and box for eight or mo years? If you can answer 'yes' to, these questions, it's time you make a trip to Furniture and Carpet to see the incredible line made by Simmons Beautyrest. Simmons constructs their mattress differently ers in the industry. 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