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E00Jitorial comment Letters to the editor III II I Letter to the Editor Hello there, l&apos;m writing to inform Ortonville residents of a disturbing fact about your local law enforcement. It seems that out of state license plates are unwelcome in your community and give probable cause to be pulled over for no other apparent reason. We were pulled over late Monday evening for 'unmatching tabs and registration'. •. it turns out, they never even ran the plates until after we'd spent over half an hour inside a patrol car. The officer then proceeded to ask a barrage of questions about whether or not we've ever done drugs or what we thought of drug laws, never relenting his frame of questioning until he had found enough 'probable cause' to search our vehicle: I guess I was unaware of the fact that someone who'd ever done drugs gives enough reason to search or detain anyone. No consent was given. It turns out, the officer did find a little less than one gram of marijuana and a couple of small pipes. A travesty I'm sure, but the real travesty is that someone can be pulled over for fictitious reasons and detained for 45 minutes so some young officer can feel like he's getting ahead in the force and saving Ortonville citizens from 'dangerous' out of towners. Two wrongs don't make a right and as a citizen of the United States I was taught about something called.the Bill of Rights• • . I'll be sure to call I congress and tell them to inform your police force about this fine piece of paper. What I have found to be the most disturbing aspect of this whole ordeal, is that when we went the next day to the police station we found out he never ran the plates. When we asked them to, the registration came up current. Which basically means than if you are young and from out of state you are assumed to be a drug dealer, and will be pulled over and searched even with no probable cause to search or a valid reason to be pulled over in the first place. Your local law enforcement might think its protecting its citizens, but in reality is taking away your rights and wasting your tax dollars. The sad thing about this particular case is that since the officer found such small amounts of marijuana that it's hard to fight the fact of the illegal search and seizure. Since it's a petty misdemeanor and warrants no jail time, a public defender can't help in my defense, and an attorney will cost at least double the fine. It seems unfair for me to pay $190.00 for losing my rights. Maybe my $190.00 can go towards erecting a sign outside of town saying 'Out of towners not welcome'. Travis Hussey Minneapolis, MN I 28 52 Clues ACROSS 1. Express by writing 5. Fashionable 9. Dinner 14. Throw 15. Venice beach 16. 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Antelopes 9. "Dragnet" character 51. Spy 10. Auriculated 52. Bedouin 11. Sixth month of 53. Puerto __ Jewish calendar 54. Alike 12. Position 55. Winged 13. Ran, run 56. Philippine Island 21. Directions 57. Discharged 23. Resist 58. Raincoat 26. Multitude 59. Central Standard 27. Segregated Time -if T W- T T7--- T 3 1 /3 0 iim! O v 3  ol 3--;- S" - TT-T- ---ii U V €1 III O 3 U 3 0 I 0 ₯ £ 8 V 3 v Io In Iv 1 v 1- 1 i 1 iv , ttl flit IV L 3 AIliOIN i € U 9ItI fix  H IN I 1 ailivii t v -- ! ii'lIliU  HI Letter00 to i Results A number of ideas have emerged from community discussions about develop- ment possibilities for the foot of [he lake area. Please choose your favorite Develop a boat slip marina (97 - 117 boats) 6% Relocate dike road to connect with Monroe St. to free up land by lake 22% Create sites for commercial devel- opment and parking 13% Create sites for affordable housing development 4% Annual income from pad rentals to sustain project. Example: Starbuck 5% Construct trails and connections to regional trail systems 16% Develop Wetland Environmental Study Area ! % Upgrade existing campground 33% 79 total votes Check out the new poll every week at www.ortonvilleindependent.com and cast your vote i Memorials for heart research During the month of Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March, area residents contributed memorial gifts to the American Heart Association in honor of: Ralph Dittes, Gene O'Neill, Dr. Waren Peiper, Wendy Felton, Rick Amberg, Ruth Kelvington, Clarence Magnuson, Linda Lee, Michael L. Karels and Lee Johnson• According to Dianne Cornelisen, memorial chair for Big Stone County, a memorial gift to the American Heart Association is a meaningful way to express sympathy while also helping to support the fight against heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #3 causes of-death in America. Gifts to the American Heart Association help fund life-saving research, public and professional education and community programs. For further information, or to make a ’ ! s • i by the late Rm. George P. Werner D.D. (Edi. hole: Follc, v. ing ,s one of a series of articles by the late son of an I I Evangelical minister v, ho moved his family to Odessa from Minneapolis, , • living there from 1931 to 197,4. Your're reading his memories of life in a I | small Minnesota to',;n as written to his granddaughter Elissa Kiskaddon. : ; The author v, as born in 1917 in Sleepy Eye and lived in Blue Earth and l l MinnealYolis before too,. ing to Odessa. One of his classmates in Odessa ,,,.'as I I Re'. Dr. Ihno lanssen, nov,' retired in Walnut Creek. Cal. Some of the l I memories are from when the author was a volunteer in mission on the I I island of Sumatra. Rev. Werner passed away late in the year 2000. "MUSICS" (continued from last week) Other doors to heavenly sounds kept opening before me. ,A woman who lived at the seminary took me some Monday mornings to "'Monday Morning at the Waldorf." Here musi- cal talent in New York was brought to the Grand Ballroom for invitation only informal recital programs. One stands out in my memory: Lily Pons singing. 'q Wonder as I Wander." the first and finest time 1 have heard this haunting melody sung. The Waldorf was only one and a half blocks from our seminary which was between 2nd and 3rd Ave. and the Waldorf also was between 49th and 50th and between Lexington and Park. Another plus for me in New York was Town Hall. Here I got to some recitals and more intimate musical productions. Carnegie Hall seats were a little too expensive for this seminarian. Yet another course in this New York moveable musical feast which nourished my soul was provided by a wealthy patron of the senunary. This truly rich widow had the best interest of the less affluent students at heart. She had her own private box at the old Met and on many Saturday after- noons we were treated to a matinee performance at the Met. One of my most memorable expe- riences in this sequence of operatic performances was to hear Wagner's "Parsifal." What glorious music, the Holy Grail theme and how fortunate this Minnesota lad was to hear first- hand the music he only had tried to play on his father's church piano. All through the many years of my life music has lifted me above this mundane world to slake my thirst for beauty on this nectar of the gods. Both sacred and secular music alike spoke to my innermost being. My introduction to the rich her- itage of Church of England liturgy and musical settings came with atten- dance at the Evensong at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church on Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets. I This incredibly beautiful Byzantine church was only four I blocks from the seminary. The ser- vice began at 4 p.m. and concluded I by 5 p.m so I could get to my Brooklyn choir for the 7:30 p.m. ser- I ",'ice on Myrtle Avenue. The five manual organ played by I the master organist, Jack . Hassewarde, filled that noble church (built with huge infusions of . Rockefeller money) and made those colorful mosaics reflect and amplify I the rich resonances. ] And the 80 voice choir? When it I processed down that long aisle, it I seemed as though the procession had I I no ending. It lifted the congregation I I from its pews and carried it to the I I very chancel itself. I All the great church music corn- = posers from the earliest plain songs to - the present found their way into the repertory of that versatile music pro- gram at "Saint Bart's." Again, how I ] incredibly fortunate I was to have this • treasure brought almost to my i : doorstep. How good God has been to me. I,- 1 World War H Memories gift, ; please i: con.tat,.; Diaaae ; .I_II Ortonville, MN or call ]20-1t79-6123, _I..ILL I Independent I Given Purple Heart / -- For all -- wounds received in action ker he is 00ov- your I France on July 25, Sgt. Harlan Parker, ering nicely and that he is waiting | printing needs | Jr, now convalescing in a hospital in patiently for the Independent to England, has been awarded the purple arrive. 'Please send all the back | call 320-839-6163 | heart, according to word received copies you can get your hands on,' he | lax 320-839-3761 | here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. writes his folks. l email- mail@ I Harlan Parker, Sr. / J ortonvilleindependent. .com " I I out our I I 0rtonvilleindependent J t .com J for helping to make the 2002 K95/KDJS Bowl for Hospice a Success! Total Amount Raised to be used for Patient Care Services: s33,979 u ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Mrs. Arthur Hamann Vickie King Kenneth Simonitch John 1". Magee Don Corndisen LeRoy Strei Gary Strei Mr. and Mrs. R. Papasso Justin Seholberg . 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