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Area news digest I MORRIS-Just about I00 years after the community of Morris was seeking to build a Carnegie Library, the county is looking at adding a new section onto that historic building. The Stevens county Historical Society, which runs its museum out of the Carnegie Library, is currently pursuing plans to build a $1.7 million, 9,000 sq. ft. addition onto the old 3,000 sq. ft. bdilding. "For the past several years, the Historical Society has been looking at renovating the museum," Museum Director Randee Hokanson explains. "We have some cosmetic restoration needs. The problem is that once you touch one part of the building, you're required to bring the rest of it into compliance with the building code." WHEATON-A Tintah woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor theft charge. Wanda M. Gronwold was also ordered last month to pay $1,890 in restitution to the State Bank of Wheaton for cash she is alleged to have taken while working there as a teller. According to a complaint in Traverse County District Court, the bank first noticed cash was missing in November of 1999 after Mark Lackey, the owner of the Crossroad C-Store in Rosholt, reported discrepancies in his accounts. The bank installed hidden cameras above the teller area and taped Gronwold taking cash when Crossroad C-Store deposits were made. according to the complaint. The bank eventually conducted a thorough review of cash shortages from the Crossroad C-Store account and the bank itself, and found that between Feb. 22, 1999 and April 14, 2000 that it could verify losses of $1,890. Gronwold resigned her position at the bank in April of 2000. ELBOW LAKE-Three Elbow Lake men got to live a dream come true Feb. 2-10. Tom Grout, Craig Rupp and Lloyd Pallansch spent those days at the Twins All-Star Baseball Fantasy Camp in Ft. Meyers, Fla. The three baseball fans, for a brief moment, got to live the fantasy of being a major league baseball player, complete with games against big leaguers, uniforms, clubhouse amenities and, best of all, being privy to the rich clubhouse lore of stories and jokes that major league baseball players seem to have a never-ending supply. Grout, Rupp and Pallansch played summer league softball together for 20 years and going to a fantasy baseball camp was always a pleasant topic for dugout conversations. WILLMAR-An Atwater man convicted of murdering a co-worker was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Cesar Delagarza, 29, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jesus Garcia Guajardo, 52. The murder happened on June 6, 2000 in the victim's home at Regency Estates East trailer park in Willmar. Under Minnesota's sentencing guidelines, Delagarza was sentenced to a little more than 27 years in prison, he could be released after serving 28 years. Big Stone City II I I IIIII I II Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann, Ada Hen'mann, and John and Anna Rothi were Sunday, March 10th visitors of Hazel Gibson of Beardsley. Sunday, March 10th visitors at the fund raiser at St. Charles' Parish Hall in Big Stone City on Saturday evening, March 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Baptism fox Alaina Kathryn Rausch was celebrated Sunday, March 10th at St. Lawrence in Milbank. Clifford Christensen's home were Guests invited for lunch at Tony and Mrs. Frank Zeek, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Debra Rausch's home were Chtigtenseta andamHy Ml:of ffinclllvelat jQe atlKa;Peaks St.'a   .................... e, rl t. an'Mrs. Merl}"ndmothez:arrmt Rausch, Debra's Wirkus of Marietta ............... sister and husband, aunt Sue Rausch, Cliffordand Ileen Christensen were Val Rauschs, and Mike Rauschs. visitors of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke on Sunday evening, March 10th. Janelle Johnson from Coon Rapids visited her mother Lula Hagen on Tuesday evening, March 12th and stayed overnight. Janelle went to visit her sister Julie Shultis and Julie's husband David in Aberdeen. Cindy Angerhofer, who is a student at SDSU at Brookings, is spending her spring break at the home of her parents Arlin and Verna Angerhofer. The Big Stone students got out of school at 12:30 on Thursday, March 14th because of the snow. The Holy Family Council of the Catholic Aid Association is sponsoring a matching grant bingo Alainajoins Tony and Debra's 16 year old daughter Amanda. A fantastic music program was provided by students K-8 at the Big Stone School on Monday, March 4th. The program entitled "Lighten Up" was directed by Amy Adelman and featured the 5-8th grade band, faculty "band", solos, and a variety of comedy. On Tuesday, March 12th the St. Monica's and St. Anthony's Society of Rosen entertained the residents of Northridge with treats and bingo. Later that afternoon Elaine Stolpman of near Rosen and her sister Joanne Berndt of Big Stone visited Sally Roggenbuck. They had a good visit. On Wednesday morning Holy Mass was held at Northridge. Peter Steinke's cousin Heidi Peuckert from Germany spent the week-end of March 8th'at Peter and Pare Steinke's. ,, Study club meets again on March 20th By Betty Scharze. Sec./Treas. Ortonville Study Club met Feb. 20th. Donna Hocl and Carolyn Schlagel were co-hostess. President Donna Hod opened the meeting with 12 members answering roll call. A short business meeting was held. Program chair Lois Pflueger introduced the speaker. Roman C. Taffe. City of Ortonville Clerk Administrator. Roman was born Nov. 4, 1959 in Graceville to Vince and Libby (Seifert) Taffe. One month after his birth the family moved to Orlonville for his dad's new job - County Assessor (a job held for close to 35 years.) Roman graduated from OHS in 1978 and then attended Augsburg College, graduating in the spring of "82 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business Administration with minors in Economics and Accounting. Roman discussed the Blandin/RCAP Project, City Utilities, City infrastructure (recent and Proposed improvements.) Questions were answered on municipal, electric, waste and water systems. This was very informative to everyone. Mr. Taffe (known to most of us) was very well received by the group. He noted several of his former teachers and two mothers of his Ortonvillc Boy Scout Troop #28 were present. Roman is married to Carol (Schreck), born/raised in Appleton. They have three children. The March 20th meeting will meet for a 11:30 luncheon with Delores Christensen and Betty Schwarze as co-hostesses. If all of our readers ran to the kitchen right now, they still wouldn't miss a single ad. t The OrtonvilleL ] lndepdent:i GENERAL CONTRACTOR CUSTOM BUILDER crry ttbbs Rt. 1, Box 166 Chokio, MN 56221 320-324-2689 ID #20013114 / ORTONVILLE 4TH GRADE TEAM 2001-2002 Basketball team is pictured here. Left Chad Oehlschlager, Annabar Galindo, Andy Strei, Michael Winther, Keven Berdan, row: Shawn Watkins, Dustin Koch, Ever Galindo, Danny Berdan, Ryan Delage. Not Strei, Steve Winther, Bryan Delage Library meet The Pioneerland Library System Board will meet on Thursday, March 21, 2002, 7:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room of the Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth Street SW, Willmar. 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