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Area news digest BENSON-Swift County's Dave Frederickson, a fourth-generation farmer from north of Murdock, was elected Sunday to become president of the National Farmers Union. Frederickson has been the president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, a position he was named to after serving the area in the Minnesota Senate as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. After his first term in the state Senate, he was named outstanding freshman legislator by his peers. DAWSON-Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer Leroy Anderson conducted a public input meeting Feb. 26 concerning the construction of Sixth Street north of the railroad tracks to Hwy. 212. The project, which is proposed for the summer of 2004, will involve a total reconstruction including curb, gutter, sidewalks, lighting, sewer and water lines Additionally, the project calls for tearing out the center island and then rebuilding this for a narrower, more decorative island complete with smaller trees and ornamental brick. SISSETON-After a decade of Federal Grant money going to school districts in other states, the Browns Valley Public Schools have been awarded a School Renovation and Improvement Grant totaling $945,000. Dr. Bob Buresch, Fiscal Services Director of the Minnesota Department of Children Families and Learning, recently visited Browns Valley announcing the grant and inspecting the school. "We're very grateful to have a wonderful school district and staff. Because of the composition of the district and the experience of our Superintendent, Mr. Burton Nypen, the Browns Valley School District was virtually rewarded the full grant amount that was submitted unlike other applicants," says Jay Backer, Browns Valley School Board Chairman. MILBANK, SD-A problem for developmentally disabled children in Milbank is that when they turn 21, services stop. Until 21, the school district is responsible for providing educational and therapeutic programs. After 21, there is no agency in Milbank that takes care of developmentally disabled adults. The result is that many D.D. adults are either kept home without services or are sent to live in Watertown where programs are available. A group of concerned parents is trying to change that. Families of Special Needs Children has been meeting for one year gathering information and trying to find a way to get services. There are 15 the group. Many of them are also members of the Association for Retarded Citizens. MONTEVIDEO-Patrick Weidemann, planning director for MnDOT District 8, paid the city of Montevideo, its staff and City Council President Marv Garbe a compliment at the City Council meeting Feb. 22. Weidemann was present to discuss the Hwy. 212 Corridor Management Plan and ask the council for its support of the plan. Weidemann thanked Garbe and staff for their, efforts with the Hwy. 212 Policy Advisory Committee, noting they had made a good impression on state legislators and the cities to the east also involved in the project. The plan identifies Hwy. 212 as a high priority corridor from 1-494 to Hwy. 22 west of Glencoe and a medium priority corridor from Hwy. 22 to the South Dakota border. Big Stone City I Gaff Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Stone School held their spring concert The American Legion and Legion entitled "Lighten Up". It was under Auxiliary will have a potluck supper the direction of Amy (Mrs. Doug) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Adeiman. Much laughter and fun was Legion clubro'oms. It will be the hadby all. Legio'fi'g'lrdi oWlvth . leas   "lesrayig'li;lt'arch 5th there all Auxiliary and Legion members attend. Big Stone City Round Table Club met at the home of Karen McFarland Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Nine members were present. Pam and Peter Steinke shared their material and experiences on their trip to Germany. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26, at the home of Judy Williamson. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Christensen were Sunday, March 3rd,dinner guests at the Wimpy Schmidt's home of rural Marietta. Linda Schake of Milbank and her sister Dorothy Sis of Northridge visited Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge on Wednesday afternoon, March 6th. Arlin and Verna Angerhofer and Harlan and Carolyn Monson traveled together to Benson to see Arlin and Carolyn's sister Judy Giese at Benson on Friday afternoon, March 1st. That evening they all went out for supper and later played a game of Rook. Monday night, March 4th the Big was a boys Big Stone basketball potluck supper held at the school lunchroom. St. John's and St. Charles' Catholic youth group on Sunday, March 3rd went to Andes Tower Hills in Alexandria skiing. They all have a booth at the Sports and Leisure Show. For a fund raiser they will he selling Pizza Ranch pizza. Gary and Donna Van Hout and Holly and A.J. Myer of Dell Rapids, SD were March 1st weekend visitors of John and Jerri Van Hout in Big . Stone City. Lavina Loeschke came home from the hospital Tuesday Feb. 26th and that evening Ralph and Lavina Loeschke enjoyed a carry-in din'ner brought in by Edna Kamin of Ortonville. Cheryl Athey of Sioux Falls, SD was a week-end visitor at the home of Elmer and Charlotte Athey. Mrs. Darlene Ceaser of Ortonville and Donna Rabe of Big Stone were Pharr, TX guests of Kay and Ken Strandvold who live there for the Ask yourself: Do I have the best team available to manage my crop insurance package? Is my MPCI contract structured to give me the best coverage available? Am I using MPCI to manage opportunities as well as risk? Is MPCI part of my grain marketing plan? he AgCountry Farm Credit Services MPCI team works overtime for improved coverage. We'll provide you With a no cost, no obligation review of your present coverage. The deadline to sign-up is March 15. Call your local AgCountry Farm Credit Services office today. Graceville Branch Office 748-7294 or 800-450-7294 winter months. Saturday afternoon, March 2nd Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge was surprised by a visit from Myron and MarGean Rademacher, who just moved to Ortonville from Minneapolis. They presented her with a fresh cut rose. On Tuesday afternoon, at Kitchen Capers at Northridge, ha Koeckeritz made some of her famous delicious doughnuts which everyone enjoyed at Northridge. Court report (Week of Mar. 5, 2002) ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. David George Albright, Ortonville, Driving Intox/.ll/DWl 3rd Degree, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: 15 days Stayed 30 days for 2 years. Clark Oliver Hanson, Ortonville, Disorderly Conduct. James Allen Johnson, Ortonville, Driver to Fail Stop/Acci, Fined $100, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 5 days for 1 yrs. Kent Thomas Krogsrud, Moorhead, Drivin Intx/.14/DUl/Third Degree, Fined $1000, Stayed $500, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 1 yrs. Kevin Matthew Lovhaug, Granite Falls, Indecent Exposure, Fined $100, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 5 days for 1 yrs. Bernard Lee Bailing, Milbank, SD, Speeding 40/30, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $t5. MN HIGHWAY PATROL Randy Duane Stock, Big Stone City, SD, Speeding 82/55, Fined $95, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Samantha Jo Clots, Big Stone City. SD, Speeding 78/55, Fined $65, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Holli Joy Kellen, Clinton, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Lori Jean Erickson, Ortonville, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Christine Marie Weick, Graceville, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35. Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. George Lewis Niemann, Sunburg, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Michael Joe Waldner, La Valle, WI, Open Bottle/Passenger, Fined $145, SUrcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Robert WilTlam McMahon, Ortonville, Indecent Exposure/Indecent Exposure/Indecent Exposure, Fined $305, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 10 days for 1 yrs. Floyd Leslie Tibbs, Madison, SD, Fail to Register, Fined $700, Surcharge $35, outst $'I0, Jail/Prisbn: sta);ed 30 days for 1 yrs. ORTONVILLE CITY ATTY. Telsa Anderson, Ortonville, Issue Dishonored Check/Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $50, Surcharge $35, Restitution $90, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 15 days for 1 yrs. Brenda L. Krey, Waite Park, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $50, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Aggressive Canada options being proposed by By Doug Smith tude to control the goose population, area would Star Tribune and we'll be looking at some of those 10 times what Minnesota and other states plagued tools," said Jeff Lawrence, DNR Steve Wilds, by burgeoning resident Canada goose waterfowl specialist, chief for the populations would be allowed to more However, it is unlikely any of the Service. aggressively reduce the number of additional methods will be available Last year, a geese under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife until 2003. The Fish and Wildlife caused the Service proposal released Monday. Service intends to take public com- fall by about States would be given broader ments on its proposal through May geese were authority to control the geese by 30, and the proposal probably won't the goose destroying nests and eggs, expanding he finalized until fall. rapidly. hunting opportunities and launching Some residents oppose any lethal of geese trapping and culling programs, population control measures for the ning out Some of these techniques are geese, geese. already being used in Minnesota and Howard Goldman of the elsewhere, but the Fish and Wildlife Minnesota wildlife organization mates that Service proposal would provide more FATE -- Friends of Animals and dent geese options and make it easier for the Their Environment -- said the Fish 1.3 million states to take such actions, and Wildlife Service has overreacted. Flyway, The growing goose population has The service has not considered all That been blamed for increasing crop dam- the nonlethal alternatives to reducing cent age and for fouling lawns beaches, or managing this population," he said. Hunters waterways, parks and golf courses "Their immediate reaction is to initi- of population with droppings. In Minnesota, the res- ate an extensive hunting/killing pro- goose kill has ident goose population has quadru- gram. We have to find a way to live with the goosi pied since the mid-1980s, with wildlife and be more tolerant, Canada Under the more liberal hunting rather than look for ways to kill 1962, policy being proposed, the geese them." in 1999. Last could be hunted as early as Aug. 1. Goldman said his group will fight about 159,000 More generous hunting methods the proposal, state regularly -- including the use of electronic The proposal targets only resident in goose calls, use of more shells than the cur- Canada geese, which are geese that Under the rent three-shell limit, liberal daily bag reside and nest in a state, not geese Service limits and expanded shooting hours that migrate through the state and nest expanded -- could be allowed during the special in Canada. Last spring, Minnesota's without August hunts and during existing spe- resident goose population was permits, as cial early September hunts, which 285,000 -- including about 20,000 in still would have been offered in recent years to the Twin Cities area. That is well spring goose reduce populations, above the state's population objective ensure those The regular waterfowl season gen- of 182,000. each state's erally opens in late September or early The Twin Cities area has taken an The ob October. aggressive approach to containing reduce the Each state would determine which, goose numbers. Annually, about 6,000 population, but1 if any, of the measures it would use to geese are trapped and removed from ulation in reduce goose numbers. Minnesota the Twin Cities. Goslings are taken human- Department of Natural Resources elsewhere and released; adult birds "These (DNR) officials said Monday that it is are slaughtered and sent to food said. "The too early to say which options they shelves, just want an might use. "Without that kind of effort, it's them." "We supported having more lati- been estimated that the Twin Cities Bellingham school news Calendar Tuesday, 3-12 MCT testing (3 and 5) Wednesday, 3-13 MCT testing (3 and 5), 6:30 wrestling Friday, 3-15 6:30 wrestling Saturday, 3-16 Dawson-Boyd wrestling tournament Breakfast Tuesday--grapple juice, assorted cold cereals, blueberry muffins and milk. SU The Wednesdayapple juice, cinnamon rolls, strawberry yogurt and milk. Thursday--orange juice, scrambled eggs, breakfast links, toast and milk. Friday--apple juice, assorted cold cereals, granola bars and milk. Lunch Tuesday--French toast, boiled eggs, breakfast links, hashbrowns, oranges and milk. Wednesday--hotdogs on bun, TH00,00ABOUT 0 " E0000NMENT nacho chips with cheese sauce, baked beans, pine apple tidbits, bread and milk. Thursdayscalloped potatoes with ham, whole corn, cabbage salad, apple crisp with whipped topping, bread and milk. Friday--fish shaped nuggets, seasoned fries, diced pears, peanut : butter cookies, PBJ and milk. 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