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Clubhouse (continued from page one) treatment facility. The valves are in need of replacement due to their age. The estimated cost for having these valves replaced is $2,200 each, or $19,800 for all nine valves. This esti- mated cost does not include any engi- neering services. The City staff asked that a prelimi- nary estimate be prepared for recon- structing portions of Main Street (which is also Trunk Highway 7) and Huckberry Hill. South Main is also Trunk Highway 7, so it is assumed a thicker street section is required to ac- comodate MnDOT requirements. The estimated cost for South Main is $500,000 and for Huckberry Hill is $65,000 for a total of $565,000. No decisions were made on any of these projects so councilman have a chance to review and decide on the projects. Schlieman finished his presentation by discussing the EDA propery near Trunk Highway 75. He presented a draft layout for the proposed water- main and sanitary sewer utilities. The estimated area that needs to be set aside for stormwater treatment for the south half Of the property is approximately 200 feet by 200 feet. He stated that the City should decide what infrastructure and streets should be installed initially so etimated costs can be prepared. Two layouts were presented to the council for their reviewal and how they wish to proceed. The council passed a number of rec- ommendations from the Utility Board. They included adopting an electric line repair policy requiring that landowners pay for the repair and maintenance of electric lines and the appurtenances that cross over or under their private property. Where there are lines cross- ing multiple properties, the Utility Committee and the City Council will consider the responsibility for repairs or maintenance of those line on a case- by-case basis. The council also adopted the sewer line repair policy that all costs and ex- penses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer or re- pairs to an existing connection, from the building to the sewer main, shall be borne by the owner of the property. Ap- plication for a permit to perform sewer installation and/or repair shall be sub- mitted to the City Maintenance De- partment for approval. The City Maintenance department shall keep on hand the appropriate materials for sewer repair and shall sell said materi- als to local contractors as needed. The Council then approved the pur- chase of transformers, a regulator and to hire Ultieg Engineers to write specs for regulator at a cost of $55,000. This was in the budget for this year. Also ap- :'proved was the purchase of 50 electric !meters 50 gateway readers and six dual meters for $18,965. This will fin- ish up that project. In other business, the council ap- proved a recommendation from the Street Committee to spray once a week for mosquitos this summer. Also passed was the adoption of Ordinace 11-01 for rezoning the Anothen Prop- erty. Council members also approved the appointments of Matt Hippie and Wade Swezey to two-year terms to the Safety Committee and accept the res- ignation of Deb Ellingson from the same board. The council then passed the pur- chase of a dishwasher for the Or- tonville Community Center for $3,880.63 from Lany's Refrigeration of Ortonville. Knowledge (continued from page one) tonville Varsity team of Shane Maas, Jonah Thune, Erik Kalberg, Joseph Mathes and Dylan Koch traveled to Moorhead for the Moorhead-Concor- dia Invitational. Teams from Ortonville, Barnesville, Sebeka, Lake Park-Audubon, Dil- worth-Glyndon-Felton, Frazee-Vergas, Hawley, Wheaton, West Central, Un- derwood, Hillcrest and Pelican Rapids competed at this meet. Some schools had more than one team. Ortonville had a great showing at this meet finishing fourth out of 29 teams with 75 points. Winning the tournament was Lake Park-Audubon Team 1 with 93.5 points. They were followed by Hillcrest Team 1 with 82 and Wheaton Team 1 with 80.5. The next meet will be on Friday, March 4 when the Ortonville Varsity will compete in subsections at Min- nesota West in Canby. Make-A-Wish dance in Gary Gary Rodeo Association and Make-A-Wish will be hosting a dance at the Legion Hall in Gary, SD on Saturday, March 5 starting at 9 p.m. Music by Mylan Ray. Help children who face many life threatening ill- nesses. Proceeds will go to the South Dakota Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children who face life threaten- ing illness. Reception to Rena Bagne's 103rd honor soldiers birthday March 2 who will deploy Charlies Angel's Family Readiness -,- Group will be hosting a reception for four local soldiers. CSM Joe Eustice, SGT Patrick Eustice. PVT John Eustice and MSG Kerry Kuefler, all who are preparing to deploy to the Middle East early this spring. Please show your'support and join us, beginning at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 6 at the Ortonville Armory to wish these Soldiers well! (ADV) Connect your family for just '69 99 monthiy access for the first two lines with a nationwide family SharePlan®. (Activation fees, taxes i other charges apply.) • Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Calling to more than 80 million Verizon Wireless customers • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes • No domestic long distance charges LG Octane TM s29.99 $79.99-2 yr. price- $50 mail-in rebate debit card. LG Vortex" FRE i in $50.00 -2 yr. price- $50 mail-in rebate debit card. Data pak required. SIGN CrRONZCS Roe member of SMSU Men's Glee Club Michael Roe. a sophomore business major from Ort0nville and son of Dalen and Kristin Roe, is a member of the Men's Glee Club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2010-2011 academic year. 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The sisters each have their own apartments and take total care of themselves. We wish her a Happy Birthday. Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild to meet The Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet Monday, March 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. Susan Roggenbuck and Laurie Athey will be giving block demon- stratinos. Please bring five pastel 10 inch squares and two eight inch squares-one light and one dark. Also, please bring any ideas for future class- es/demonstrations you would like to see. Refreshments, door prizes and Show 'N Tell will also be part of the evening. Area news digest MONTEVIDEO-After years of hard work, the Chippewa Valley Youth Club is about to open its doors. The Chippewa Valley Youth Club (aka Montevideo Boys and Girls Club) is expected to open by the end of February or early March. The club will provide area youth with a place to go after school where they can do their homework and participate in a variety of activities. The club will be open throughout the school year and closed in the summer. Students in grades K-7 can attend the club at a cost of $20 a month. APPLETON-The Appleton High School and LqPV High School All School Reunion has been scheduled for Sept. 16, 17 and 18 in conjunction with the city's 30th annual App]efest. MORRIS--Morris Area High School was named one of the top schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Rankings are broken up into gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. Across the country, 21,000 schools made the list. Every year since 2008, MAHS has earned bronze level distinction in the rankings that include just 39 other schools from Minnesota. COSMOS-Long time Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City football coach Terry Karlsgodt has been selected to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Karlsgodt has coached the Falcons for 36 years, winning a Class AA state championship in 2001 and amassing a record of 224 wins and 127 losses. Karlsgodt will be inducted into the hall of fame during a banquet in Minneapolis April 2. Good time to burn brush With snow still on the ground, now is a good time for residents to com- plete winter cleanup by burning brush piles, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "Snow on the ground drastically reduces the chance of a fire escaping and igniting unintended areas," said Ron Stoffel, wildfire supervisor. Burning permits are not required in the winter. As the snow melts, burning restrictions will be put in place over much of the state. Burning restrictions are used seasonally to reduce the chance of wildfires. The majority of wildfires in Minnesota result from human carelessness or lack of under- standing about fire. Even with a continuous blanket of snow, fire officials caution everyone to pay attention to their surroundings. Parts of northern Minnesota are behind in soil moisture. This deficit may allow dry peat soils to ignite due to vegetation being burned on its sur- face. Peat fires are difficult to extin- guish once they start and may burn underground, even beneath a layer of snow. The DNR encourages people to evaluate the site before lighting a burn pile. For questions about conditions, contact a local forestry office for information. ,/00IEllllE Fill YIII Ill ]i Ortonville News l• By Gaii Maxwell 839-2207 Nash Perrine of Ortonville brought treats and joined the residents of Homerite for more-treats and visiting on Monday, Feb. 21. Sunday morning, Feb. 20 the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast at St. John's was enjoyed by Phyllis Schluter. Phyllis Schluter visited Fran Sester, Gail Johnson, and Ollie Loraff at Northridge. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels attended the confirmation of Shannon Karels on Sunday, Feb. 20 at St. Henry's Church in Perham. They were in Perham from Saturday, Feb. 19 to Monday evening, Feb. 21. The weekend of Feb. 18 John and Anna Rothi went to Elk River to visit Harold and Wesley Rothi. They got home before the storm. Jeanette Bohlman went to visit her girlfriend Marlys Williamson in Appleton on Thursday, Feb. 17. Inga Koeckeritz was at Ralph and Julie Braun's home in Zimmerman for three weeks. She also visited at the Jim Steen's home of Hanover for a day. Inga is a great-grandparent to baby boy Caleb Matthew. The parents are Toshie and Matt Praske of the Zimmerman area. Caleb was born Feb. 18. He weighed seven poundsl0 ounces and was 20 inches long. This is Toshie and Matt's first baby. Caleb is Inga's fifth great-grandchild. Helen Danielson Breden celebrated her 94th birthday with the Homerite residents and Lolly Walker with angel food cake and ice cream on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The cake was made by Helen. The Homerite residents celebrated Ron Beckman's birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Ron's birthday is Saturday, Feb. 26. Thursday evening, Feb. 17 Aaron and Sharon Smith of Big Stone and Ethel Swenson stopped to have coffee with Arvilla Bergseth. Craig and Kippy Randleman traveled to Fargo on Friday afternoon, Feb. 25 to visit their daughter Jennifer and Sid Lien and family. Saturday morning they attended nine year old Andrew Lien's basketball game. They all had fun. Vi Hansen and Don and Carolyn Verheul had lunch together at Hilltop on Sunday, Feb. 20. Larry Karels and Cynthia Stuiz of Moorhead visited his parents Matt and Charlene Karels the weekend of Feb. 25. Kathy Gilsdorf attended Bowl of Love at St. John's on Thursday, Feb. 17. The ladies had a Valentine party and played bingo, sent cards to shut- ins, had Mass at 11 a.m., and had a delicious potluck. . Jim and Neva Foster went to see Nate Foster's wife Melissa and son Colby. Nate is in the National Guard and a helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq. He would enjoy hearing from local people. His address is • Foster, Nathan B Company, 1-171 GSAB, APO AE 09378. Nate, thanks for serving for our country. Twyla Hinneberg's daughter Beth Hinneberg of Plymouth came on Friday, Feb. 16 to visit Twyla for a few days. Laura Lamb's parents from Perham came Wednesday, Feb. 16 to babysit the girls while Matt went to a Music Conference in Minnepolis. Laura Lamb and Kylie went along from Thursday, Feb. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 19. While in the Cities they got together with Laura's brother who was performing at the Conference. The Lambs saw Laura's other brother in Richfield on the way home. Gayle and Laverne Mielitz and their daughter Heather Dejong and her girls spent the Feb. 19 weekend in Alexandria with Gayle and Laverne's daughter Lynnae and Joe Bergherr. On Friday, Feb. 18 Sandy Kumm's mother and Sandy's brother and his wife of Ellsworth, KS visited Wayne and Sandy Kumm. They came to do some snowmobiling and because of the storm left on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The Kiwanis Club enjoyed Scandinavian Night at the Bird Feeder in Big Stone City on Thursday, Feb. 17. Those attending were Ileta Herberg, Amanda Moen, Jack and Elaine Gable, Gary and Carol Knoll, John and Tammy Ragan, Craig and Kippy Randleman, Dalen and Kristen Roe, Dallas and Marilyn Hanson, and Darrell and Gerry Boe. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the music by "Page and Ahles" was fantastic. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, Feb. 18 were Hugo Rademacher and Darlene Loeschke. They had a very enjoyable afternoon. Haugen Insurance Agency, inc  r' PO Box 194 '  :  857 US Hw/12 Ortonville 320-839-2896 Office 320-305-1315 Cellular Truly local Multi-Peril and Crop Hail Agents We are a Chamber of Commerce member who sponsors area aetivii'ies such as KPlO sporfs, Cornfesi', various orgaizai'iots amd wildlife groups. Offices in both Madison amd Orfotville are able to serve all of our ellemi's. rgg mapping services,provided i'o help defermime acres. Indepemdefly owned and operated by a family who farms! www. ha ugen i n sag. com Tuesday, March 1,2011 INDEPENDENT Page 3