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J Editorial comment GUEST EDITORIAL... Supporters not interested in truth (Submitted by Mike Carlson of Ortonville, this article appeared in the Jan. 29, 1999 issue of The Land.) I am writing in regard to the editorial in the Dec. 25 issue (Jan. 1 in the West Central Edition) of The Land. I, too, am disgusted with the actions of President Clinton. I am just as, if not more, disausted with the extreme partisanship of those aelenamg him. It is obvious that the president s supporters are not at all interested in the truth or justice. Their only goal is to protect their man no matter what the cost, even if it means a total loss of integrity, decency and honor. As this ordeal unfolds here are several things to keep in mind. We are a nation ruled by law. The founders of our nation established our system of law and justice to be blind. Blind to race. age, gender, wealth or position. In other words, the law applies equally to everyone. If I remember my history lessons corre.ctly, our founders wanted to get away trom a system where those of ro, lal and the wealthy cot tld g.,t b/ with almost anvtht g  bile the common people :oul, J be turned into 51a ;s for a small offense. In this case it is clear that the president has broken the law. Very few people, even among his supporters, will argue that fact. Now we are not talking about traffic violations. Perjury and obstruction of justice are felonies. In our system of justice most felons lose some o.f their rights. Among them are the right to vote, and the right to own or use a firearm. Do you think that a person who has done things that would cause him to lose these rights should be president? To me it is rather scary to think that a person who shouldn't be trusted with a .22 caliber rifle is in charge of the vast weapons of the U.S. military. The editorial refers to Rep. Gephardt saying, "The will of the people has been disregarded." The will of myself and many other people is that the president would be removed from office. Should this be decided by public opinion? If that is what people want maybe we should eliminate our court system and simply take public opinion polls to decide the fate of all who break the law. I, too, am discouraged by what is going on in our country, but for different reasons. Our Constitution and system of law and justice have existed and have worked for over 200 years. Unfortunately we now have a president who is not honorable enough to resign and whose only means of defense is to undermine the system. It is discouraging that so many people support him in his effort. This situation is not creating a crisis. The solution is quite simple and the Constitution provides all of the guidelines, if only our senators have the courage to follow them. Joel Oberdieck Truman Penny thoughts '1 By Penny Sitter A good-looking cat comes here to visit almost every day. She keeps her distance and doesn't want to get near io 12 14 18 22 24 ) 19 CLUES ACROSS 1. Mechanical devices 4. Powder 8. Foot pan 10. Happen I 1. Thousand cubic feet, abbr. 12. Mohammedan warrior 13. Cavities 14. Giants ! 5. Johnny __, comedian 18. Commoners 20. Judge's seat 22. Russian sourgrass soup 23. More acrimonious 24. Posts 25. Be successful SOLUTIONS ACROSS i. Gears 4. Talcum 8. Toe I 0. Occur I i. MCF 12. Ghazi 13. Sinuses 14. Jumbos 15. Carson 18. Nobodies 20. Bane 22. Schav 23. Angrier 24. Chairs 25. Arrive us. I didn't think we should treed her as I thought she would be better off going back to her real home in the neighborhood. However she would sit 21 L_,._ CLUES DOWN I.The "Rolls Royce of country singers" 2. Approval 3. Pas de Calais 5. Gum from Persian tree 6. Restaurants 7. Adjusts grades 9. Wipe out 16. Bantu 17. From Dallas 19. Brazilian seaport 2 I. Gelatinous seaweed SOLUTIONS DOWN 1. George Jones 2. Acclaim 3. Strait of Dover 5. Ammoniac 6. Cafes 7. Marks on a curve 9. Erase 16. Swahili 17. Texan 19. Bahia 21. Agar C2Vgo(p34 loking at the house as though she expected something so we decided to feed her table scraps. She eats what we give her but she won't eat when anyone is around. I don't know where she spends the night. We don't have any warm out buildings but maybe she goes back to a warm house or barn somewhere. I suppose a cat can travel a mile in a short time. She is gray with a white chest and white feet. I read in the New Standard Encyclopedia that cats can never be completely tamed. I've noticed that house cats can never be trusted to stay off places where their owners don't want them but they are smart enough not to get caught jumping on tables. They won't be frightened into obeying orders. The cat is a born hunter. It has a broad head and a slender body, able to follow wherever the head can go. It has very good night vision, and a unique muscular system which controls the claws. It shuns water. The fur is devoid of oil and is naturally free from a disagreeable smell. The cat is a good mother to her frolicsome kitten. A 8ray cat with black markings is called a tabby. The term is derived from the name of watered silk, which had its name from the street of Atab in ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Glenn Henningson James V. Carlson Ray Henningson Jr. Milton Henningson Cecelia Huizenga Andy MeCarty Jerry Fullington John Schenk Mrs. H.K. Dittes Lawrence Wilson Luella Myrold Richard Weber Gary Berdan Ralph Marquette Mark Gustafson Dorothy Schultz Evelyn Oltman Elaine Bakeberg Lee Guse Lloyd & Doris Mueller Royce Paulsen Wilfred Adelman Leonard Stanley Delores Karels Donald & Kathy Stolpman Harvey Kelzer Steve Barr Russell Anderson Vai Roggenbuck Cheryl Wittnebel M.A. Howland Marguerite Beisner Mrs. Harlan Freng Virgil Mortenson Paul Christensen Leona Cox Esther Ell Melvin Loeschke Paul Ell Ray Heidtke C.Ro Tilbury Dave Haug Mrs. Wm. Hang Susan Barr James Mary Olson S.R. Barr LeRoy Swanson Norei Mathison David McLaughlin Gary Pillatzki Rev. A.S. Karels Bernard Smith Harm Selv Erlekson Services Myron Guse Chester Cad Jr. Helga Zahrbock Marian Perseke Mrs. John LaPolice i I I Thanks a million Dear Mr. Ross: It has taken me 5 years to come to grips with the loss of my mother. Perhaps it's that she was never a mother to me. She left my father with 3 kids to raise when I was only 8. I never forgave her. She would occasionally call over the years- always from a different state than the last. She was never around for birthdays or Christmas or graduations or weddings or grandchildren being born. I probably have no right to complain because my dad was always there for us, which counts for a lot. It was so strange to get that call 5 years ago from the county in which she passed away. They wanted to know if I would make arrangements to have her body shipped back to Arizona. How utterly foolish. I had no relationship with this woman in life, and now in her death I was to play the mourning daughter? Heck no! I told them to keep the body and have her buried in their pauper's lot without a marker. Quite honestly I couldn't have afforded to do much else, but I was so angry when I received that call that I wouldn't even explore any other option. Now that time has passed, my anger has lessened. I've come to grips with the fact that my mother probably did the best she could. She did suffer from mental illness, and maybe if we had reached out to her, things could have been different. Financially I'm no better off today than I was 5 years ago, but I would like to place a head stone on her grave. Call it closure or whatever, but this is something I need to do so I can move on in my own life. A simple marker will run $350 and she is buried 4 state lines away, so an extra $200 for travel would be the absolute magic number I would need in terms of dollars. It's a lot to ask and it's difficult to see how my quality of life will improve, but trust me-it will. Ms. C. G .... Arizona Pennysaver, Tempe, AZ Dear Ms. G.: Anger that borders on hatred takes a lot of energy from a person. Not only that, it turns one bitter and her heart into stone. If $550 will cast off that demon you've been carrying around, I say that it is money well spent. Please accept my check and set yourself free-free to love the people in your life, both past and present. Dear Percy: This letter is in reference to the 4 other letters I've written regarding getting my mother a $195,000 house. No reply-no response. In each letter I explained my mother's situation. Remember now she is the 64 year old disabled woman who is separated from her third husband. You claim to help people- liar! The only person you appear to be helping is yourself by publicizing your so called "great deeds." You're nothing but a cheap, old man who has never, ever done any good in this world except if it benefited you. Mr. R. S .... Daily News, Wellington, KS Dear Mr. S.: If you're so foolish as to think I'd write you a check for $195,000, then you deserve the rejection that comes with this answer-"No." Dear Mr. Ross: My letter is on behalf of a friend who is in a nursing home. His name is Dennis Blackford. Dennis is a great guy, but as you can tell from the article that I've enclosed, he is handicapped. He wants to help others, but he needs new wheels for his electric wheel chair. Those wheels cost $50 a piece. God bless you. Mr. M. M .... The Dispatch, Columbus, OH Dear Mr. M.: And what a marvelous article the Columbus Dispatch wrote on Mr. Blackford. I wish more newspapers would seek out their unsung local heroes. So many of my readers write to tell me, "Mr. Ross, your column is the only good news in our paper." Well, I've got more good news-my check is on its way to your friend, Dennis Blackford. May this enable him to continue helping others. Editor's note: check your local radio station for Percy Ross' call of the day and visit his web site at www. thanksamillion, com. Write Percy Ross, c/o the Ortonville Independent, PO Box 39000-B, Minneapolis, MN 55439. Include your phone number. All letters are read. Only a few are answered in this column; others may be acknowledged privately. Baghdad, noted , for ,its silk manufacturers. The cat is considered valuable as a mouser. It was greatly valued by the Egyptians who lived in what was known as the granary of the wodd. So cats were carefully protected and even reverenced. Temples were erected to the cat. The members of the household shaved off their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the cat died, and its mummied remains are found along with those of princes and priests. Although it is said that the cat is wholly selfish in its actions, it is a highly cherished companion of many people. On the other hand, during the New England witchcraft craze, cats were considered helpers of witches. Some thought Satan took the form of a black cat. so that must be why Halloween decorations feature black cats with witches. I imagine all you cat lovers knew all of this and more. But for you others, this is probably more than you cared to know about cats. I thought this visiting cat should have a name since she is making this her part-time home. I considered several names including Esmerelda and Clementine, but I hesitated. I have had the privilege of naming three people and then names have come under discussion at times by these three people. All I can say is that it seemed like a good idea at the time and r won', =peat th; 00omm00,ts, is a whole other story, so I decided to name the visitor Cat. It's a short descriptive name, easy to say, and one that I can remember. Whenever I see her, I say, "There's Cat. I wonder if she's hungry." I will feed her but she will always be an outdoor cat. Kindt in study abroad program Lindsey Kindt of Ortonville, sophomore at St. Cloud State University of St. Cloud, is among the 40 SCSU stu- dents in Alnwick, England partici- paring in a spring semester study abroad program. Kindt is the dauglr of Tom and Bonnie Kin& of Ortonville, and left for the trip Jan. 7. Foster accepted at Univ. of MN Adrienne Joy Foster, daughter of James and NevaFoster, Ortonville, has been accepted at the University of Minnesota, Morris for winter quarter 1999. Foster is a 1999 graduate of Ortonville High School. I41100 Thank you for trusting me to serve all of your insurance needs. State Farm Home Illinois The Ortonville Independent (U,S.P.S. 412-460) eeooo JEANETTE Publisher JAMES D. Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCH Editor & Advertising SARA J. KAERCHER Ad and Pdn ROBER; FULLER Plant Manager ARLENE WlESE Office Manager KATt TAMMI GIESE RYAN STArrEI Rel MIKE BI Photographer BILL DW3"ER & BOB Pressmen KRIST;NOVAK Camera Department NANCY ;COBLIC Collater Beeee Tues., Feb. 9, 1999 Vol, - 8"1 Colnutng the ORTON'VILLE JouRN/| Published Every Tuesday a! 292nd 0t0nvl, MN 56278 Peodicee Postage Paid at Oto,e, $25.00per year In Parle, Traverse Minnesota, Grant and Roberts in South Dakota. $29.00 for counties In Minnesota Dakota. All others, $33.00 Postmaster: Send The Ortonville Independent, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION -ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BlUeStOne, Lsc qul Pade, unties In Minnesota Roberts in South February .............. 25,00 Mefh .................. 22.89 April .................... 20.A1 Ocb May ..................... 18.73 June .................... 10.0S July ...................... 14.57 Janua! February ............. 20.00 Merch .................. 26.61 April .................... 24.10 May ...................... 21.7/' June....: ............... 10.30 July ...................... 16.03 February .............. 33.00 Auguat. March .................. 30.26 April .................... 27.50 May ..................... 24.75 June ................... 22.00 July ..................... 10.26 "PUBLISHER'S LIABILITY FOR I The Publisher shall not slight changes that do not Is advertisement. The Pul for other errors or connection with an strictly limited to advertisement in any or the refund of any monies advertisement. DEADLINES Chumh notes Display ads - Fdda Correspondence - 1 Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday News - Fdday aftemoon Classified ads (Any ad brought In classify.) OFRCE HOURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ': 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. p. A& Friday: B a.m.-12 noon Holidays may affect office LETTERS Letters to the editor community issues are Letter writers should be Independent reserves the and/or condense letters paper also reserves the publish letters that are which tt might be I" Letters should printed or typed name, address and telephone Addresses and telephone not be published. Letter writers are themselves to one letter Please keep letter bflef over 350 words AD vs. The Ortonvllle Inde determining what is is news Is based on one If an Individual business char for event, be considered newspaper. It a would cease to exist. The paper receives for single paper sales is used to ink and paper used in product. It no longer does so paper cost increases. It still cost of ink and a small paper used. Advertlsi to a products to the and underwear and plows and tractors dealer. particular ,business. ADS: We reserve the any advertising justify our decision. POLICIES & News: Our to rlrogm e' other sources our readers. editor are those of other staff expressed In Iter tlons may be own views, but are general Interest. Call 320-839-6163 320-839-3761 to classified Page 4 : 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb, J Editorial comment GUEST EDITORIAL... Supporters not interested in truth (Submitted by Mike Carlson of Ortonville, this article appeared in the Jan. 29, 1999 issue of The Land.) I am writing in regard to the editorial in the Dec. 25 issue (Jan. 1 in the West Central Edition) of The Land. I, too, am disgusted with the actions of President Clinton. I am just as, if not more, disausted with the extreme partisanship of those aelenamg him. It is obvious that the president s supporters are not at all interested in the truth or justice. Their only goal is to protect their man no matter what the cost, even if it means a total loss of integrity, decency and honor. As this ordeal unfolds here are several things to keep in mind. We are a nation ruled by law. The founders of our nation established our system of law and justice to be blind. Blind to race. age, gender, wealth or position. In other words, the law applies equally to everyone. If I remember my history lessons corre.ctly, our founders wanted to get away trom a system where those of ro, lal and the wealthy cot tld g.,t b/ with almost anvtht g  bile the common people :oul, J be turned into 51a ;s for a small offense. In this case it is clear that the president has broken the law. Very few people, even among his supporters, will argue that fact. Now we are not talking about traffic violations. Perjury and obstruction of justice are felonies. In our system of justice most felons lose some o.f their rights. Among them are the right to vote, and the right to own or use a firearm. Do you think that a person who has done things that would cause him to lose these rights should be president? To me it is rather scary to think that a person who shouldn't be trusted with a .22 caliber rifle is in charge of the vast weapons of the U.S. military. The editorial refers to Rep. Gephardt saying, "The will of the people has been disregarded." The will of myself and many other people is that the president would be removed from office. Should this be decided by public opinion? If that is what people want maybe we should eliminate our court system and simply take public opinion polls to decide the fate of all who break the law. I, too, am discouraged by what is going on in our country, but for different reasons. Our Constitution and system of law and justice have existed and have worked for over 200 years. Unfortunately we now have a president who is not honorable enough to resign and whose only means of defense is to undermine the system. It is discouraging that so many people support him in his effort. This situation is not creating a crisis. The solution is quite simple and the Constitution provides all of the guidelines, if only our senators have the courage to follow them. Joel Oberdieck Truman Penny thoughts '1 By Penny Sitter A good-looking cat comes here to visit almost every day. She keeps her distance and doesn't want to get near io 12 14 18 22 24 ) 19 CLUES ACROSS 1. Mechanical devices 4. Powder 8. Foot pan 10. Happen I 1. Thousand cubic feet, abbr. 12. Mohammedan warrior 13. Cavities 14. Giants ! 5. Johnny __, comedian 18. Commoners 20. Judge's seat 22. Russian sourgrass soup 23. More acrimonious 24. Posts 25. Be successful SOLUTIONS ACROSS i. Gears 4. Talcum 8. Toe I 0. Occur I i. MCF 12. Ghazi 13. Sinuses 14. Jumbos 15. Carson 18. Nobodies 20. Bane 22. Schav 23. Angrier 24. Chairs 25. Arrive us. I didn't think we should treed her as I thought she would be better off going back to her real home in the neighborhood. However she would sit 21 L_,._ CLUES DOWN I.The "Rolls Royce of country singers" 2. Approval 3. Pas de Calais 5. Gum from Persian tree 6. Restaurants 7. Adjusts grades 9. Wipe out 16. Bantu 17. From Dallas 19. Brazilian seaport 2 I. Gelatinous seaweed SOLUTIONS DOWN 1. George Jones 2. Acclaim 3. Strait of Dover 5. Ammoniac 6. Cafes 7. Marks on a curve 9. Erase 16. Swahili 17. Texan 19. Bahia 21. Agar C2Vgo(p34 loking at the house as though she expected something so we decided to feed her table scraps. She eats what we give her but she won't eat when anyone is around. I don't know where she spends the night. We don't have any warm out buildings but maybe she goes back to a warm house or barn somewhere. I suppose a cat can travel a mile in a short time. She is gray with a white chest and white feet. I read in the New Standard Encyclopedia that cats can never be completely tamed. I've noticed that house cats can never be trusted to stay off places where their owners don't want them but they are smart enough not to get caught jumping on tables. They won't be frightened into obeying orders. The cat is a born hunter. It has a broad head and a slender body, able to follow wherever the head can go. It has very good night vision, and a unique muscular system which controls the claws. It shuns water. The fur is devoid of oil and is naturally free from a disagreeable smell. The cat is a good mother to her frolicsome kitten. A 8ray cat with black markings is called a tabby. The term is derived from the name of watered silk, which had its name from the street of Atab in ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Glenn Henningson James V. Carlson Ray Henningson Jr. Milton Henningson Cecelia Huizenga Andy MeCarty Jerry Fullington John Schenk Mrs. H.K. Dittes Lawrence Wilson Luella Myrold Richard Weber Gary Berdan Ralph Marquette Mark Gustafson Dorothy Schultz Evelyn Oltman Elaine Bakeberg Lee Guse Lloyd & Doris Mueller Royce Paulsen Wilfred Adelman Leonard Stanley Delores Karels Donald & Kathy Stolpman Harvey Kelzer Steve Barr Russell Anderson Vai Roggenbuck Cheryl Wittnebel M.A. Howland Marguerite Beisner Mrs. Harlan Freng Virgil Mortenson Paul Christensen Leona Cox Esther Ell Melvin Loeschke Paul Ell Ray Heidtke C.Ro Tilbury Dave Haug Mrs. Wm. Hang Susan Barr James Mary Olson S.R. Barr LeRoy Swanson Norei Mathison David McLaughlin Gary Pillatzki Rev. A.S. Karels Bernard Smith Harm Selv Erlekson Services Myron Guse Chester Cad Jr. Helga Zahrbock Marian Perseke Mrs. John LaPolice i I I Thanks a million Dear Mr. Ross: It has taken me 5 years to come to grips with the loss of my mother. Perhaps it's that she was never a mother to me. She left my father with 3 kids to raise when I was only 8. I never forgave her. She would occasionally call over the years- always from a different state than the last. She was never around for birthdays or Christmas or graduations or weddings or grandchildren being born. I probably have no right to complain because my dad was always there for us, which counts for a lot. It was so strange to get that call 5 years ago from the county in which she passed away. They wanted to know if I would make arrangements to have her body shipped back to Arizona. How utterly foolish. I had no relationship with this woman in life, and now in her death I was to play the mourning daughter? Heck no! I told them to keep the body and have her buried in their pauper's lot without a marker. Quite honestly I couldn't have afforded to do much else, but I was so angry when I received that call that I wouldn't even explore any other option. Now that time has passed, my anger has lessened. I've come to grips with the fact that my mother probably did the best she could. She did suffer from mental illness, and maybe if we had reached out to her, things could have been different. Financially I'm no better off today than I was 5 years ago, but I would like to place a head stone on her grave. Call it closure or whatever, but this is something I need to do so I can move on in my own life. A simple marker will run $350 and she is buried 4 state lines away, so an extra $200 for travel would be the absolute magic number I would need in terms of dollars. It's a lot to ask and it's difficult to see how my quality of life will improve, but trust me-it will. Ms. C. G .... Arizona Pennysaver, Tempe, AZ Dear Ms. G.: Anger that borders on hatred takes a lot of energy from a person. Not only that, it turns one bitter and her heart into stone. If $550 will cast off that demon you've been carrying around, I say that it is money well spent. Please accept my check and set yourself free-free to love the people in your life, both past and present. Dear Percy: This letter is in reference to the 4 other letters I've written regarding getting my mother a $195,000 house. No reply-no response. In each letter I explained my mother's situation. Remember now she is the 64 year old disabled woman who is separated from her third husband. You claim to help people- liar! The only person you appear to be helping is yourself by publicizing your so called "great deeds." You're nothing but a cheap, old man who has never, ever done any good in this world except if it benefited you. Mr. R. S .... Daily News, Wellington, KS Dear Mr. S.: If you're so foolish as to think I'd write you a check for $195,000, then you deserve the rejection that comes with this answer-"No." Dear Mr. Ross: My letter is on behalf of a friend who is in a nursing home. His name is Dennis Blackford. Dennis is a great guy, but as you can tell from the article that I've enclosed, he is handicapped. He wants to help others, but he needs new wheels for his electric wheel chair. Those wheels cost $50 a piece. God bless you. Mr. M. M .... The Dispatch, Columbus, OH Dear Mr. M.: And what a marvelous article the Columbus Dispatch wrote on Mr. Blackford. I wish more newspapers would seek out their unsung local heroes. So many of my readers write to tell me, "Mr. Ross, your column is the only good news in our paper." Well, I've got more good news-my check is on its way to your friend, Dennis Blackford. May this enable him to continue helping others. Editor's note: check your local radio station for Percy Ross' call of the day and visit his web site at www. thanksamillion, com. Write Percy Ross, c/o the Ortonville Independent, PO Box 39000-B, Minneapolis, MN 55439. Include your phone number. All letters are read. Only a few are answered in this column; others may be acknowledged privately. Baghdad, noted , for ,its silk manufacturers. The cat is considered valuable as a mouser. It was greatly valued by the Egyptians who lived in what was known as the granary of the wodd. So cats were carefully protected and even reverenced. Temples were erected to the cat. The members of the household shaved off their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the cat died, and its mummied remains are found along with those of princes and priests. Although it is said that the cat is wholly selfish in its actions, it is a highly cherished companion of many people. On the other hand, during the New England witchcraft craze, cats were considered helpers of witches. Some thought Satan took the form of a black cat. so that must be why Halloween decorations feature black cats with witches. I imagine all you cat lovers knew all of this and more. But for you others, this is probably more than you cared to know about cats. I thought this visiting cat should have a name since she is making this her part-time home. I considered several names including Esmerelda and Clementine, but I hesitated. I have had the privilege of naming three people and then names have come under discussion at times by these three people. All I can say is that it seemed like a good idea at the time and r won', =peat th; 00omm00,ts, is a whole other story, so I decided to name the visitor Cat. It's a short descriptive name, easy to say, and one that I can remember. Whenever I see her, I say, "There's Cat. I wonder if she's hungry." I will feed her but she will always be an outdoor cat. Kindt in study abroad program Lindsey Kindt of Ortonville, sophomore at St. Cloud State University of St. Cloud, is among the 40 SCSU stu- dents in Alnwick, England partici- paring in a spring semester study abroad program. Kindt is the dauglr of Tom and Bonnie Kin& of Ortonville, and left for the trip Jan. 7. Foster accepted at Univ. of MN Adrienne Joy Foster, daughter of James and NevaFoster, Ortonville, has been accepted at the University of Minnesota, Morris for winter quarter 1999. Foster is a 1999 graduate of Ortonville High School. I41100 Thank you for trusting me to serve all of your insurance needs. State Farm Home Illinois The Ortonville Independent (U,S.P.S. 412-460) eeooo JEANETTE Publisher JAMES D. Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCH Editor & Advertising SARA J. KAERCHER Ad and Pdn ROBER; FULLER Plant Manager ARLENE WlESE Office Manager KATt TAMMI GIESE RYAN STArrEI Rel MIKE BI Photographer BILL DW3"ER & BOB Pressmen KRIST;NOVAK Camera Department NANCY ;COBLIC Collater Beeee Tues., Feb. 9, 1999 Vol, - 8"1 Colnutng the ORTON'VILLE JouRN/| Published Every Tuesday a! 292nd 0t0nvl, MN 56278 Peodicee Postage Paid at Oto,e, $25.00per year In Parle, Traverse Minnesota, Grant and Roberts in South Dakota. $29.00 for counties In Minnesota Dakota. All others, $33.00 Postmaster: Send The Ortonville Independent, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION -ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BlUeStOne, Lsc qul Pade, unties In Minnesota Roberts in South February .............. 25,00 Mefh .................. 22.89 April .................... 20.A1 Ocb May ..................... 18.73 June .................... 10.0S July ...................... 14.57 Janua! February ............. 20.00 Merch .................. 26.61 April .................... 24.10 May ...................... 21.7/' June....: ............... 10.30 July ...................... 16.03 February .............. 33.00 Auguat. March .................. 30.26 April .................... 27.50 May ..................... 24.75 June ................... 22.00 July ..................... 10.26 "PUBLISHER'S LIABILITY FOR I The Publisher shall not slight changes that do not Is advertisement. The Pul for other errors or connection with an strictly limited to advertisement in any or the refund of any monies advertisement. DEADLINES Chumh notes Display ads - Fdda Correspondence - 1 Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday News - Fdday aftemoon Classified ads (Any ad brought In classify.) OFRCE HOURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ': 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. p. A& Friday: B a.m.-12 noon Holidays may affect office LETTERS Letters to the editor community issues are Letter writers should be Independent reserves the and/or condense letters paper also reserves the publish letters that are which tt might be I" Letters should printed or typed name, address and telephone Addresses and telephone not be published. Letter writers are themselves to one letter Please keep letter bflef over 350 words AD vs. The Ortonvllle Inde determining what is is news Is based on one If an Individual business char for event, be considered newspaper. It a would cease to exist. The paper receives for single paper sales is used to ink and paper used in product. It no longer does so paper cost increases. It still cost of ink and a small paper used. Advertlsi to a products to the and underwear and plows and tractors dealer. particular ,business. ADS: We reserve the any advertising justify our decision. POLICIES & News: Our to rlrogm e' other sources our readers. editor are those of other staff expressed In Iter tlons may be own views, but are general Interest. Call 320-839-6163 320-839-3761 to classified Page 4 : 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb,