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r .... Obituaries John Van Hout Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of John Van Hout, age 85 of Big Stone City, SD. John Van Hour died Feb. 12 at Northridge  Residence in Ortonville. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City. Father Daniel Wolfgram officiated and burial will be in the St. Charles Cemetery. Honorary bearers were: Tara (Knoll) Huebner, Valerie (Knoll) Zumwalt, Heather Vanorny, Jerianne Lindman, and Elly Williams. Casket bearers were: Dylan Jest, Tyler Osmera, Kyle Osmera, Matt Williams, Brian Vanorny, Gary Knoll, Chris Williams, Curt Lindman, Gerald Osmera, and Randy Jest. Military honors were provided by MEMBERS OF BOY SCOUT TROOP #144 toured the Ortonville Independent during National Boy Scout the American Legion, Gertje-Van Lith Month. Den leader Nicole Themes along with the Scouts are shown above learning how the paper is put Post # 229, Big Stone City, SD and together with the help of Phil Blake of the Ortonville Independent. ]'his year marks 100 years'of Scouting. creatio nf kg Warren Davis Job- n, i rastructure p Funeral servicesforWarrenDavis were held Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at worth $999 million passes senate ClsaskmblyfGlSd V.F.W. Big Stone Lake Post #3964, Ortonville. Music was provided by Lonie Rausch, organist; the St. Charles Funeral Choir; and Paula Rausch, guitarist for the evening service. John Alfred Van Hout was born April 15, 1924, in Grant County, SD. He was the son of John Edward and Ida Ella (Jurgens) Van Hout. He attended school in Big Stone City. He served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. He was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1946, with Geraldine Kvidera in Ortonville. John was a life long resident of Big Stone City. He worked as a carpenter for Lundberg Construction. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a school board member and a member of the fire department. He was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the V.F.W. John Van Hout is survived by his wife, Geraldine of Big Stone City, SD; nine children: Mike Van Hout of Big Stone City, SD; Carol and husband Gary Knoll of Ortonville; Dave Van Hout and Theresa Vanorny of Watertown, SD; Marion and husband Randy Jost of Custer, SD; Deb and husband Curt Lindman of Blaine; Karen and husband Chris Williams of Winona; Gary and wife Donna Van Hout of Big Stone City, SD; Charles Van Hout of Big Stone City, SD; and Monica and husband Gerald Osmera of Weston, NE; 13 grandchildren; l0 . great grandchildren; one sister: Rosemary and husband Jerome Schmitt of Clark, SD. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Frank (Emily) Kvidera; Phyllis Schluter; Vin (Diane) Kvidera; Rich (Carolyn) Kvidera; Rita (Norris) Sabe; Pat (Joanne) Kvidera; Arlene Van Hout; Bev Van Hout; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Elmer, Lloyd, and Jim. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements for John Van Hout. To send an electronic condolence visit North Dakota for about 16 years, until health problems forced him to change occupations. They moved their family Warren is survived by his children: Clifford (Carrie) of Blaine, Delores (Clarence) Lenards of Rapid City, SD, Making job creation and infrastruc- ture the most immediate priority of the 2010 Legislative Session, the Min- nesota Senate passed a comprehensive capital investment package worth $999 million on Tuesday. State Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, the bill's chief author, said that this package is an affordable and immediate way to get work underway on much-needed infra- structure and to get thousands of Min- nesotans back to work in the construction trades, which have been devastated by the economic slump. "We're moving quickly in order to get people working now, in the spring construction season, and we can get more for our money by passing a bill now, while the cost of construction ma- terials and labor has dropped," said Sen.-Langseth, chair of the Senate Cap- ital Investment Committee. Among the notable individual items in the bill are $70 million for flood'haz- ard mitigat!on efforts; $34 million for I Ortonville School menu Tuesday, Feb. 16: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Br. Sausage Pizza, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk. Lunch: Build A Burger, Cheese, Lettuce, Onions, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Wednesday, Feb. 17: Breakfast: K-2 Whole G. GerJToast, 3-6 Whole Grain Cereal or Breakfast Hot Pocket, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 'Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Fresh Baby Carrots, Diced Pear Sauce, Chocolate Pudding. Thursday, Feb. 18: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Sausage Links, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Chili, Breadsticks, Italian Veggies, Diced Peadh Sauce. Friday, Feb. 19: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, French Toast Sticks, Mixed Fruit Sauce. Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, Baiter Bites, Shape-up Juice Bar. Monday, Feb. 22: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Tonys Br. Pizza, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: Corn Dog, Cheesy Rice, Mixed Veggies, Diced Pear Sauce. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Mozzarella Cheese Stix, Whole Grain Toast, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Diced Peach Sauce, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll. expansion of the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester; $65 million for asset preser- vation and upkeep for the University of Minnesota; and $28.2 million for an in- tegrated science and engineering lab at St. Cloud State University. Sen. Langseth noted that this is a package that is affordable, citing fig- ures from the Tax Foundation that show Minnesota's per-capita debt level is 42nd in the nation. This legislation was developed after membei's of the Senate Capital Invest- ment Committee traveled thousands of miles throughout Minnesota in late 2009, visiting 64 of the state's 87 coun- ties and holding more than 200 meet- ings to get firsthand views of projects for which funding was being sought. There were roughly $3 billion in capi: tal investment requests made, meaning that this bill is able tO fund one-third of what was requested by state agencies and local units of government. The bill, which was heard in two Senate committees, passed the floor by a 52-14 vote. The Senate will now await action by the House, and differ- ences between the two versions of cap- ital investment legislation will be worked out in a conference committee. The. legislation spells out $999.9 million in general obligation bonds for projects in every corner of Minnesota. Key provisions in the bill include: $111.3 million for the University of Minnesota; $211.3 million for the Min- nesota State Colleges and Universities system; $139.4 million for the Depart- ment of Natural Resources; $130.1 million for the Department of Trans- portation; $56 million for the. Met Council; and $203.8 million for the Department of Employment and Eco- nomic Development. For more information on the capital investment package, contact Sen. Langseth's State Capitol office at 651- 296-3205. New practice funded by EQIP Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). A new pilot practice that is avail- able this year under the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, seasonal tunnels are used to 'increase the availability of locally grown food produced in a conservation friendly way. "Potential natural resource benefits from using tunnel structures could include improved plant quality, improved soil quality and improved water quality through methods such as reduced nutrient and pesticide trans- port," said Krecia Leddy, Big Stone County District Conservationist for NRCS. NRCS will fund one high tunnel per farm, up to 2,178 square feet in size. The practice must be on existing cropland that has an active crop pro- duction history. To be eligible for financial assistance on this practice, a high tunnel kit must be purchased from a commercial manufacturer and be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. These are temporary, seasonal struc- tures (not greenhouses) and are only for use in growing crops. Additional conservation practices for control of water runoff from the tunnels or ero- sion may also need to be installed. Completed applications must be 'eceived at local NRCS Field Offices throughout Minnesota by February 26th for most producers in order to be considered for this funding period. Organic and transitioning organic agriculture producers have until March 12th to apply. Participation in EQIP is limited to agricultural producers. Organic pro- ducers, limited resource farmers, beginning farmers, and underserved farmers were designated in the 2008 Farm Bill as focused outreach groups and may benefit from EQIP. To find out more about EQIP in Minnesota, contact your local NRCS field office or visit the MN NRCS website: IN' VALUES. 2009 Sportsman ;IDE. $4,999 THE BEST VALUES ON THE OFF-ROAD TODAY. BEST d0ne, yet sinai, enough ,o fit in a pickup See them today, Ranger 500 EFi 5.9% 9 700 ""'" II uP tO 60 mo.* ,' fA/'/ .-. L U/. 12 MIIbanlc SD =, r.r..t.yc.J4 __ 605-432-9111 rowersporls tL Pn: Jesse 605-520-4956  Erie 605-949-7710 M bank South DakOta www, PIDLRRIS" WARNINGk ATVo can be hazardous to operate Polaris adu}t models are for nders age 16 and older, Polaris youth models el 90cc for riders 12 and older, Polaris youlh models of 50C for riders 6 and older. For four safely, always wear a helmet, eye protecl)on and pro- tective clothing, and be sure to take a safety training course. For safety and training iefor- rnation in Ihe U.$., call Ihe SVIA at {800] 887-2887. You may also contact your Polaris dealer or call Polaris at (800 342-3764, For safety training m Canada, contact your local Polaris dealer. The Polaris RANGER general purpose u kliny vehicle is not intended for and may not 13e registered for on-road use. :2009 Polans inoustnes Inc Church in Clark, SD. V Rev. Kevin Peterson officiated. Burial will be in the Willow Lake Cemetery in Willow Lake, SD, along side his wife. Dorothy E. Davis. Warren Kidder Davis was born in Ellendale, ND on March 14, 1913, the third of 10 children, Fudge, Charles, Pearl, Gene, Elise, Alfred, Vernon, Dale and Donald, born to Oren T. and Josephine (Sherman) Davis. On May 1,1930, Warren married Dorothy E. Holsworth of Forbes, ND. To this union, they were blessed with nine children. Warren and Dorothy farmed in Fern Marohl Fern Marohl of Ortonville died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in Ortonville having lived to reach the age of 86 years. Services will be held in the Spring. Fern is survived by her children: Robert Marohl of Dassel, Richard (Carol) Marohl of Spanaway, WA; Rose Marie Carlin of Milbank, SD; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; son-in-law Jim I -I Mobile meals Feb. 15-19: Open. Feb. 22-26: Roger and Phyllis Gruenwald, Kate and Jim Heinecke, Open- I Sav00 o-.home I"00o ' ]  undreds of thousands I -tffm0000 are sav00g money with Auto-Owners Insurance for their home and mobile home protection. Stop in and ask us about  quality protec- tion, with flexible payment plans and "No Problem" claim service. ,./luto-Ot,'n In.rance Life Home Car Business Tom Kindt Agency 113 NW First StreetoOrtonville, MN II Phone320-839-6145 J to Rapid City, SD in about 1953, where they bought a home in Cleghom Canyon. For six years, they ran a used furniture store named "Fudges" in Rapid City. When their children were grown they moved into Rapid City where Warren went to work at a local grain mill until he retired. They moved out to Brownsville, SD for several years enjoying the country life. When that became too remote, they decided to move to Piedmont, where they took a job cleaning a large restaurant/lounge in their retirement years, until health caused them to finally give up and really retire. They moved to Clinton in 2008. Warren passed into eternity on Feb. 4, 2010 at Ortonville Area Health Services in Ortonville of kidney failure; he had lived to reach the age of 96. Orrin (Charlotte) of Alpine, CA, Gerald (Pam) of Clfnton, Eugene (Marlene) of Rapid City, SD, Terry (Debbie) of Cambridge, Robert (Mary) of Keystone, SD, Darlene (Richard) Brewer of Rapid City, SD, and Roy of East Bethel; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter; brothers: Alfred Davis of Everett, WA and Dale Davis of Ellendale, ND. Warren was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy E. Davis in 2008; parents Oren in 1951 and Josephine in 1982; seven siblings: Fudge in 1996, Charles in 1986, Pearl in 2001, Elise in 2003, Donald in 2004, Gene in 2005 and Vernon in 2008. Larson Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of arrangements, to send condolences to the family, on- ;line, visit our website at Wohlers of Cold Spring; and many nieces and nephews. Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; daughter Charlotte Wohlers; daughter-in-law Nora Marohl; and siblings: George Jones, Ella Camus, Earl Jones, Carl Jones, Harry Jones, Marvin Jones, Alice Hegge, Charlie Jones, and Mary Kamiski. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family on-line, visit our website at Big Stone NWR Fire Management Open House Feb. 23 Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District will host a fire management presentation, and discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the refuge headquarters building located near Odessa. Everyone is invited to come and learn about the fire program in general, fire projects scheduled for 2010, and look at some fire equipment. Questions and comments about the fire program will be encouraged. Call Dan Angelo at 320-273-2407 if you want more details about the event or directions to the headquarters building. i Big Stone County | ALL-HAZARD MITIGATION PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD FEB. 25, 2010 The second public mee'ting for the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan will take place on February 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Clinton at the Memorial Building. The main tasks will be to discuss Barry, Beardsley, Clinton, Correll, Graceville, .Johnson, Odessa, and Ortonville's risk assessments and perform a hazard inventory analysis for Big Stone County. Background information for Big Stone County's Hazard Inventory can be found at under "What's New." Comments on the material posted can be made by emailing or by calling 1-800-752-1983 or 320-289- 1981. Input from the public is extremely important and encouraged. As a result of the disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, FEMA now required that il order to continue to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds, Big Stone County and cities must update heir All-Hazard Mitigation Plan within five years. Big Stone County, with the assistance of the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC), is in the process of updating their initial All-Hazard Mitigation Plan [hat meets FEMA require- ments. FEMA has provided part of the funding necessary to complete this plan. The projects listed in this plan will be eligible for future HMGP funds. If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to be involved, or if you have any questions, please contact Katie Meyer at 320-289-1981 or Page 10 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 .q