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_,% By JDK Former resident-reader Don Lundell, now of Brooten, writes a let- ter of appreciation: "I would like to offer an expression of gratitude and sincere thank you to all of the person- nel and staff at Northridge Nursing home for the excellent care provided to Cliff Swenson. The friendliness of the staff, their dedication to patient care, and overall quality of work was and continues to be second to none. Our state legislators will soon have to make some tough decisions that will impact funding for nursing homes throughout Greater Minnesota. As the legislative debate begins, I hope the residents of Ortonville take the time to contact their elected officials and emphasize the importance of pro- viding adequate funding for nursing homes. To all those hard working people at Northridge, again I say THANKS ! We've learned of yet another OHS graduate from the class of 2002 who is con- tinuing her talents in sports in higher education Ashley Zahrboek, daughter of Brent and Brenda Zahrbock, is a freshman at Fetgus Falls Community, majoring in business and a member of the girls basketball team. You see a picture of her here, in school uniform. She is also a student ambassador at the college, giving tours on occa- sion. News today, with renewal, from former resident and long-time reader- friend, Mary Ann (McEldery) Kelly. "Always enjoy reading the paper...however, I recognize fewer and fewer names. Also am enclosing an obituary that appeared in the Jan. 19, 2003, issue of the Star-Tribune, regarding the death of Geraldine (Torbert) Waterman. I visited with her two years ago at our NARFE convention in San Diego. She was in our class at OHS, but I don't believe she graduated from Ortonviile." Thanks, Mary Ann...you'll find the obituary of Geraldine elsewhere this issue. News today from former resident and reader Brad Karow of Red Wing: "Please renew my subscription. I save the interesting ones and give them to Chip Grosenick in Hastings (only 25 miles) when I'm done with them. He can't afford his own sub- scription, as you might guess. Had a good time duck hunt- ing on Bob and Donna Thompson's farm last October, accompanied by classmate John Litschauer (1954). Probably we'll come again next year You never did look up Stub's Benshoof's record, did yon? You should do that since Ortonville is a real basketball, townY' Little did we realize when we wrote here several weeks ago about our friend Dr. Chili McCiintick of San Antonio and the 62nd reunion of his 1940 class at Texas A&M, that our words would travel beyond our normal readership. Today, however, we received from Chili a copy of the December, 2002, issue of the Alamo Aggie, an official publication of the San Antonio A&M Club, in which the original piece from our column appeared in its entirety. The piece appeared in our issue of Nov. 11, 2002. Chili was so proud of the arti- cle, that he had it re-published in his A&M publication. Chili informs us that our article reached about another 2,000 readers, the number that sub- scribe to the Alamo Aggie! How nice! Switching to ridge-till, strip-till will be focus of Feb. 4 meet Switching to conservation tillage for planting corn and soybeans is not difficult,' according to soil scientist George Rehm of the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Farmers who have made the switch will describe their experiences at the Midwest Ridge and Strip-Till Conference Feb. 4 in New Ulm. The annual conference will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in New Ulm. LATI honor students named A total of 337 students at Lake Area Technical Institute have been named to the current honor roll, according to Gary D Williams, Director. Of those students, 72 achieved a perfect 4.0 (all A's) record. A minimum of 3.25 grade point average and full-time status is required of LATI honor students. Local and area students so honored include: Anita Anderson, in Medical Asst. Academic; Karyn Christensen, in Computer Information Systems; Shawna Speth, in Marketing/Mgmt/Sales; and Nicole Wojahn in Practical Nursing. Winger is more fun "The program will feature highly successful ridge and strip-till farm- ers," says Rehm. "They will talk about everythirg from manure man- agement in ridges to building a planter." Rehm points out that the new fed- eral Farm Program will emphasize soil conservation. "The ridge and strip-till planting systems are excel- lent for conserving soil without hav- ing any negative effects on crop pro- duction," he says. Rehm encourages farmers who are thinking about switching to ridge-till or strip till to attend the conference, citing it as "an excellent opportunity to learn about these planting sys- tems." The conference registration fee is $35 per person. For more information, contact Rehm at (612) 625-6210 or rehmx001 @umn.edu. Cure's 11th banquet and fundraiser You're invited to attend the CURE, (Clean Up The River Environment) l lth Annual Banquet & Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 from 5 PM to 10 PM at the Training and Community Center (TACC) in Montevideo. There will be a drawing for Cedar Strip Canoe - Benelli Shotgun - Framed Wildlife Print - LqP Guided Goose Hunt for Two, numerous items for the silent auction and other prizes. James Ridler, NR-CS district conservation officer will be the guest speaker. Special honors will be awarded to CURE's RiverKeeper, Bert Koosmann, area farmer; O Arrowwood ESOT k CONFEBENC CENTBi Snowmobile Rental Cruse Count,ry Skiing wlt,h equipment, rental & mile of groomed t,ralle Great, 51eddin 9 Hill Two Ice 5kat,ln0 Rinks Horse Drawn 51sigh Ride Ice Flhin=J. Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, 5auRa 22 f't,. Inflatable 511de; Bouncer & elrat,e 5hip The Iig 5plah. a 30,000 q. , indoor wat,erpark (oFenlnc J 2003) 14,400 o r f't,. Indoor Tennla Faclllt,y. Fff;ne Cent,er Regional & American Cuisine at, The Lake Care Raft,.ere Lounge overlooking Lake Darling Luigi'e Pizza Parlor "Recreation aclivlllgs subject to availability & weather conditions Lake Darling. Alexandria, MN 320-762-1124 www.arrowwoodresort,.corn ORTONVILLE, MN HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-SPM PHONE (320) 839-2653 G000dhd8 "l ili00;....ioPiS!::do!ni!i BEEF BUNDLES 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE 50 lb. S98.95 25 lb. S49.95 $3295 Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. LOCALLY GROWN BEEF - Per Lb. COUNTRY RING -- _ QUARTERS SAUSAGE ............... S79 OR SIDES ............... r 149 DELl HAM ................ 29 Locally Grown Pork- Per Lb. HALF A HOG ................. 89 LET US CATER YOUR EVENT/ Reunions Anniversaries Weddings Special Gatherings Volunteer of the Year, Troy Scott; Leslie Ehrenberg, editor of the Appleton Press and Certificates of Appreciation to various volunteers. Dinner includes a generous serving of mouth-watering meatballs, creamy scalloped potatoes, butter corn, salad, pickles, fresh bread, beverage, and ice cream ! The registration fee of $10.00 includes the full meal. Don't forget, register and pay by Jan. 31st to get your name entered in the Early Bird Drawing for a Nikon limited edition camera and binocular outfit valued at $150.00. Send your payment and registration to the CURE office, 114 South 1st Street West, Montevideo, MN 56265. Please call the CURE office for more information, 320 269- 2984. 00a/ce, a, O/t00en00 Sgt. John Karn activated with Sodak unit Sgt. John F. Karn of the 200th Engineer Co. National Guard unit of Pierre, SD, was activated this past week. The unit which has about 180 members, was brought up to full strength with additional members from the 854th Quarter Master Detachment of Lemmon, SD. The 200th unit erects bridges on land and installs floating bridges. Sgt. John E Karn of Pierre, SD is a Medic in the 200th National Guard unit. He has been a member of the National Guards for the past 14 years. He spent the first 14 years at Montevideo Guards unit as a medic, the the p,t year has transferredoto Pierre; S]0: ':Fie l the'"onl'y Medic tile 200th "unit has. The unit left Pierre Sunday morning, Jan. 26 to go to their mobile unit at Fort Leonardwood, MO for briefing and orientation. The unit will then leave for Iraq to fight terrorism. John's mission will be i-2 years of active duty. Leaving behind is his wife Sheila, sons Michael, four-years-old, John Jr., two-years-old and Levi who is nine months old. John's parents are David and Paulette Karn of Odessa, sister Jennifer Wells of Hastings. Grandparents; Paul and Audrey Nahrgang of Arizona, Lorrayne Karn of Ortonville. In-laws, Michael and Sue Nemee, brothers-in-law Tim and Nathan Nemec, of Midland, SD, sister-in-law Cindy Dinger of Sioux Falls, SD New Construction Remodeler Lot Loans Second Home . VA Purchase . VA Refinance . Cash-out No Down Payment Debt Con,, . Purchase . No-Doc Loans Bruised Credit Call now- take advantage of today's low Jamie Mittelstaedt 1-800-788-4310 Midstate Mortgage - Ortonville - Johnson (Continued from page l) to claim the income he would have had to claim if the crop was sold, therefore, saving income and social security taxes. A donation is also allowed for the fair market value of the crop on the date it is given to the organization. However, most farmers can not itemize so this does not helo much. ". The organization needs to give the farmer a letter or receipt showing the donation and stating that no eco- nomic benefit is given to the donor for the gift. "o If the farmer donates over $500.00 and can itemize, a Form 8283 must be filled out. If the donation is over $5,000.00, the form 8283 must be signed by the organization and given back to the farmer. "These are the main items for char- itable gifting of crops. The farmer should talk to his own tax preparer for bow these laws affect him." Area students named to Ridgewater lists Four area students have been named to the Honor's List for academic achievement at Ridgewater College in Willmar and Hutchinson. They are Matthew Van Lith of Big Stone City, Nicholas Stock of Correll, Aaron Coulter of Maynard, and Jason Oakes of Ortonville. Senior club news The Jan. meeting of the Senior Citizen Club was at the Senior Citizen President Komis opened the with all joining in sayin pledge. Installation of out going vice president administering the oath. Earl Komis president-Pat vice president-Dorothy secretary-Elayne Fahlgren Secretary's report was read with a change in "organs and tissue Treasurers report Old business was the use of money Lawson estate. Members I attend council meeting on New business: Pot-luck on Elayne made a motion to seconded by Loily, motion Discussion about Valentine our Feb. meeting on Feb. member asked to bring a valentine which will be prize awarded. A list of the year is posted on the board. Also on the bulletin number to call if you dol telemarketing calls. motion to adjourn, secoa Loily. , No one C01/'6TS Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota 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. Unfortunately, for most pets, it is. As a result, disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. SAVE.A-LAKE FISHING CONTEST ARTICHOKE LAKE SOUTH END Sunday, February 2, 2003 1:00-3:30 PM DONATION: Adults - $5.00, Under 16 - $3.00 Lunch & Beverages Availab/e - Ho/es & Bait Provided "" " . SNOw DATE - FEB. 9,2003. SAVE-A-LAKE OFFICIALS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES. ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS OF ICE CONDITIONSl Bring the kids and have a day of fun! Periodontal disease can be prevented. Veterinary Dental Society recommends three important steps: 1. See your veterinarian for a dental exam 2. Start a dental care routine at home for' 3. Get regular veterinary checkups to ensure proper oral health Follow these guidelines for proper dental care you're well on your way to keeping your pet and healthy for a lifetime! W National Pet Dental Health Month - February 2003 www.petdental.com FREE DENTAL SCREENINGS- esday and Wednesday mornings during Februarr I eceie a complimentary gift at each screening. Drop.ins welcome!J ----Milk00c00zrl00 Complete Veterinary Services R. R. Lentz, DVM J. A. Sousa, DVM P. S. Heinje, DVM 517 - 4th Avenue West Milbank, SD 5725 Phone 605-432-9501 Page 2 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Jan, L _,% By JDK Former resident-reader Don Lundell, now of Brooten, writes a let- ter of appreciation: "I would like to offer an expression of gratitude and sincere thank you to all of the person- nel and staff at Northridge Nursing home for the excellent care provided to Cliff Swenson. The friendliness of the staff, their dedication to patient care, and overall quality of work was and continues to be second to none. Our state legislators will soon have to make some tough decisions that will impact funding for nursing homes throughout Greater Minnesota. As the legislative debate begins, I hope the residents of Ortonville take the time to contact their elected officials and emphasize the importance of pro- viding adequate funding for nursing homes. To all those hard working people at Northridge, again I say THANKS ! We've learned of yet another OHS graduate from the class of 2002 who is con- tinuing her talents in sports in higher education Ashley Zahrboek, daughter of Brent and Brenda Zahrbock, is a freshman at Fetgus Falls Community, majoring in business and a member of the girls basketball team. You see a picture of her here, in school uniform. She is also a student ambassador at the college, giving tours on occa- sion. News today, with renewal, from former resident and long-time reader- friend, Mary Ann (McEldery) Kelly. "Always enjoy reading the paper...however, I recognize fewer and fewer names. Also am enclosing an obituary that appeared in the Jan. 19, 2003, issue of the Star-Tribune, regarding the death of Geraldine (Torbert) Waterman. I visited with her two years ago at our NARFE convention in San Diego. She was in our class at OHS, but I don't believe she graduated from Ortonviile." Thanks, Mary Ann...you'll find the obituary of Geraldine elsewhere this issue. News today from former resident and reader Brad Karow of Red Wing: "Please renew my subscription. I save the interesting ones and give them to Chip Grosenick in Hastings (only 25 miles) when I'm done with them. He can't afford his own sub- scription, as you might guess. Had a good time duck hunt- ing on Bob and Donna Thompson's farm last October, accompanied by classmate John Litschauer (1954). Probably we'll come again next year You never did look up Stub's Benshoof's record, did yon? You should do that since Ortonville is a real basketball, townY' Little did we realize when we wrote here several weeks ago about our friend Dr. Chili McCiintick of San Antonio and the 62nd reunion of his 1940 class at Texas A&M, that our words would travel beyond our normal readership. Today, however, we received from Chili a copy of the December, 2002, issue of the Alamo Aggie, an official publication of the San Antonio A&M Club, in which the original piece from our column appeared in its entirety. The piece appeared in our issue of Nov. 11, 2002. Chili was so proud of the arti- cle, that he had it re-published in his A&M publication. Chili informs us that our article reached about another 2,000 readers, the number that sub- scribe to the Alamo Aggie! How nice! Switching to ridge-till, strip-till will be focus of Feb. 4 meet Switching to conservation tillage for planting corn and soybeans is not difficult,' according to soil scientist George Rehm of the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Farmers who have made the switch will describe their experiences at the Midwest Ridge and Strip-Till Conference Feb. 4 in New Ulm. The annual conference will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in New Ulm. LATI honor students named A total of 337 students at Lake Area Technical Institute have been named to the current honor roll, according to Gary D Williams, Director. Of those students, 72 achieved a perfect 4.0 (all A's) record. A minimum of 3.25 grade point average and full-time status is required of LATI honor students. Local and area students so honored include: Anita Anderson, in Medical Asst. Academic; Karyn Christensen, in Computer Information Systems; Shawna Speth, in Marketing/Mgmt/Sales; and Nicole Wojahn in Practical Nursing. Winger is more fun "The program will feature highly successful ridge and strip-till farm- ers," says Rehm. "They will talk about everythirg from manure man- agement in ridges to building a planter." Rehm points out that the new fed- eral Farm Program will emphasize soil conservation. "The ridge and strip-till planting systems are excel- lent for conserving soil without hav- ing any negative effects on crop pro- duction," he says. Rehm encourages farmers who are thinking about switching to ridge-till or strip till to attend the conference, citing it as "an excellent opportunity to learn about these planting sys- tems." The conference registration fee is $35 per person. For more information, contact Rehm at (612) 625-6210 or rehmx001 @umn.edu. Cure's 11th banquet and fundraiser You're invited to attend the CURE, (Clean Up The River Environment) l lth Annual Banquet & Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 from 5 PM to 10 PM at the Training and Community Center (TACC) in Montevideo. There will be a drawing for Cedar Strip Canoe - Benelli Shotgun - Framed Wildlife Print - LqP Guided Goose Hunt for Two, numerous items for the silent auction and other prizes. James Ridler, NR-CS district conservation officer will be the guest speaker. Special honors will be awarded to CURE's RiverKeeper, Bert Koosmann, area farmer; O Arrowwood ESOT k CONFEBENC CENTBi Snowmobile Rental Cruse Count,ry Skiing wlt,h equipment, rental & mile of groomed t,ralle Great, 51eddin 9 Hill Two Ice 5kat,ln0 Rinks Horse Drawn 51sigh Ride Ice Flhin=J. Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, 5auRa 22 f't,. Inflatable 511de; Bouncer & elrat,e 5hip The Iig 5plah. a 30,000 q. , indoor wat,erpark (oFenlnc J 2003) 14,400 o r f't,. Indoor Tennla Faclllt,y. Fff;ne Cent,er Regional & American Cuisine at, The Lake Care Raft,.ere Lounge overlooking Lake Darling Luigi'e Pizza Parlor "Recreation aclivlllgs subject to availability & weather conditions Lake Darling. Alexandria, MN 320-762-1124 www.arrowwoodresort,.corn ORTONVILLE, MN HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-SPM PHONE (320) 839-2653 G000dhd8 "l ili00;....ioPiS!::do!ni!i BEEF BUNDLES 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE 50 lb. S98.95 25 lb. S49.95 $3295 Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. LOCALLY GROWN BEEF - Per Lb. COUNTRY RING -- _ QUARTERS SAUSAGE ............... S79 OR SIDES ............... r 149 DELl HAM ................ 29 Locally Grown Pork- Per Lb. HALF A HOG ................. 89 LET US CATER YOUR EVENT/ Reunions Anniversaries Weddings Special Gatherings Volunteer of the Year, Troy Scott; Leslie Ehrenberg, editor of the Appleton Press and Certificates of Appreciation to various volunteers. Dinner includes a generous serving of mouth-watering meatballs, creamy scalloped potatoes, butter corn, salad, pickles, fresh bread, beverage, and ice cream ! The registration fee of $10.00 includes the full meal. Don't forget, register and pay by Jan. 31st to get your name entered in the Early Bird Drawing for a Nikon limited edition camera and binocular outfit valued at $150.00. Send your payment and registration to the CURE office, 114 South 1st Street West, Montevideo, MN 56265. Please call the CURE office for more information, 320 269- 2984. 00a/ce, a, O/t00en00 Sgt. John Karn activated with Sodak unit Sgt. John F. Karn of the 200th Engineer Co. National Guard unit of Pierre, SD, was activated this past week. The unit which has about 180 members, was brought up to full strength with additional members from the 854th Quarter Master Detachment of Lemmon, SD. The 200th unit erects bridges on land and installs floating bridges. Sgt. John E Karn of Pierre, SD is a Medic in the 200th National Guard unit. He has been a member of the National Guards for the past 14 years. He spent the first 14 years at Montevideo Guards unit as a medic, the the p,t year has transferredoto Pierre; S]0: ':Fie l the'"onl'y Medic tile 200th "unit has. The unit left Pierre Sunday morning, Jan. 26 to go to their mobile unit at Fort Leonardwood, MO for briefing and orientation. The unit will then leave for Iraq to fight terrorism. John's mission will be i-2 years of active duty. Leaving behind is his wife Sheila, sons Michael, four-years-old, John Jr., two-years-old and Levi who is nine months old. John's parents are David and Paulette Karn of Odessa, sister Jennifer Wells of Hastings. Grandparents; Paul and Audrey Nahrgang of Arizona, Lorrayne Karn of Ortonville. In-laws, Michael and Sue Nemee, brothers-in-law Tim and Nathan Nemec, of Midland, SD, sister-in-law Cindy Dinger of Sioux Falls, SD New Construction Remodeler Lot Loans Second Home . VA Purchase . VA Refinance . Cash-out No Down Payment Debt Con,, . Purchase . No-Doc Loans Bruised Credit Call now- take advantage of today's low Jamie Mittelstaedt 1-800-788-4310 Midstate Mortgage - Ortonville - Johnson (Continued from page l) to claim the income he would have had to claim if the crop was sold, therefore, saving income and social security taxes. A donation is also allowed for the fair market value of the crop on the date it is given to the organization. However, most farmers can not itemize so this does not helo much. ". The organization needs to give the farmer a letter or receipt showing the donation and stating that no eco- nomic benefit is given to the donor for the gift. "o If the farmer donates over $500.00 and can itemize, a Form 8283 must be filled out. If the donation is over $5,000.00, the form 8283 must be signed by the organization and given back to the farmer. "These are the main items for char- itable gifting of crops. The farmer should talk to his own tax preparer for bow these laws affect him." Area students named to Ridgewater lists Four area students have been named to the Honor's List for academic achievement at Ridgewater College in Willmar and Hutchinson. They are Matthew Van Lith of Big Stone City, Nicholas Stock of Correll, Aaron Coulter of Maynard, and Jason Oakes of Ortonville. Senior club news The Jan. meeting of the Senior Citizen Club was at the Senior Citizen President Komis opened the with all joining in sayin pledge. Installation of out going vice president administering the oath. Earl Komis president-Pat vice president-Dorothy secretary-Elayne Fahlgren Secretary's report was read with a change in "organs and tissue Treasurers report Old business was the use of money Lawson estate. Members I attend council meeting on New business: Pot-luck on Elayne made a motion to seconded by Loily, motion Discussion about Valentine our Feb. meeting on Feb. member asked to bring a valentine which will be prize awarded. A list of the year is posted on the board. Also on the bulletin number to call if you dol telemarketing calls. motion to adjourn, secoa Loily. , No one C01/'6TS Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota 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. Unfortunately, for most pets, it is. As a result, disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. SAVE.A-LAKE FISHING CONTEST ARTICHOKE LAKE SOUTH END Sunday, February 2, 2003 1:00-3:30 PM DONATION: Adults - $5.00, Under 16 - $3.00 Lunch & Beverages Availab/e - Ho/es & Bait Provided "" " . SNOw DATE - FEB. 9,2003. SAVE-A-LAKE OFFICIALS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES. ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS OF ICE CONDITIONSl Bring the kids and have a day of fun! Periodontal disease can be prevented. Veterinary Dental Society recommends three important steps: 1. See your veterinarian for a dental exam 2. Start a dental care routine at home for' 3. Get regular veterinary checkups to ensure proper oral health Follow these guidelines for proper dental care you're well on your way to keeping your pet and healthy for a lifetime! W National Pet Dental Health Month - February 2003 www.petdental.com FREE DENTAL SCREENINGS- esday and Wednesday mornings during Februarr I eceie a complimentary gift at each screening. Drop.ins welcome!J ----Milk00c00zrl00 Complete Veterinary Services R. R. Lentz, DVM J. A. Sousa, DVM P. S. Heinje, DVM 517 - 4th Avenue West Milbank, SD 5725 Phone 605-432-9501 Page 2 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Jan, L