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"1 continued from page one) costs, if'the City chooses to assess 30 percent for the improvements, with the City paying 70 percent. Assessable cost for a 110 foot lot for Option 1 is $6,370 and for Option 2 it would be $9,470 for a I00 foot lot. The estimated assessable cost for Option 1 would be $136,800 with the city cost $366,200 for a total of $503,000. The estimated assessable cost for Option 2 would be $204,300 with the estimated city cost at $510,700 for a total of $715,000. Council members approved the preliminary Engineering Report for construction projects from the last meeting. The motion passed 5-2 with Councilmen Bob Meyer and Mike Dotty voting no. After some discussion, council members voted 4-2 to approve Option 2. Council member Steve Berkner abstained, with Meyer and Dorry vot- ing no. The next meeting of the Ortonville City Council will be on Monday, Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. in the City Office Meeting Room. Milltones Annual Concert this Sat. The Milltones will be presenting their 31st Annual concert at the Milbank High School Theater this Saturday, Mar. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The theme of this year's concert is "And The Melody Lingers On", and will.feature hit songs bY Irving Berlin. Guest quartet will be an International Medalist, "State Line Grocery" from the Atlanta, GA area. Tickets are on sale at most area banks and from any members. Cost is $8 for adults and K-12 students are admitted free. Card shower set for Helen Potter Open house set for Darlene Salverson's 80th Helen Potter, former Ortonville resident, will celebrate her 85th birth- day on March 29. She plans to cele- brate with her family in North Carolina in April. Her children include Peggy (hus- band, Tom) Ryder of Springfield, Illinois; Rick (friend, Kathy Raleigh) of Frankfort, IL; Lori (husband, Eric Perryman) Potter of Denver, CO; Alison (husband, Paul) Purificato of Marvin, NC; and Molly (husband, Charles Thayer) Potter of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Helen has seven grandchildren and one great grand- child. Birthday greetings may be sent to Helen Potter 1635 Bentwood Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. An open house to celebrate Darlene Salverson's 80th birthday will be hosted by her family at 5:30 p.m. in the Fiesta Room at the Matador on Saturday, April 4. A dinner buffet will be served. All family and friends are invited. (Adv.-2) UMVRDC March Meeting set The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at the Appleton Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. DNR asking in reports of feral Stone County The Minnesota Department of mitting diseases such as pseudo- Natural Resources is asking for the rabies and swine brucellosis to Bridal shower for public's help in locating a group of domestic hog, horse or cattle opera- Megan Zahnow feral hogs in Big Stdne County. tions " Vacek said. "They can also Curt Vacek, DNR area wildlife damage crops, destroy native prairies, An open house bridal shower formanager at Appleton, said between 25 and impact local wildlife." Megan Zahnow, bride-to-be of Brady to 50 hogs are thought to be roaming The DNR hopes to locate the ani- Tormanen, April 4 from 1:30-3:30 in the vicinity of Big Stone Lake, 11 mals and then trap and remove them. p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 341 miles north of Ortonville. They are The public is asked not to disturb the Park St Ortonville, MN. thought to be of the pot-bellied variety hogs as that could cause them to dis- Please bring a recipe. Megan and that can reach weights of up to 300 perse and possibly expand their range. Brady are registered at Target and pounds. Reports of hog sightings should be "Our primary concern is that these directed to Vacek at 320-752-4394. Menards. feral hogs have the potential of trans- Emily Bolsta, Mikhail Thomson and Dustin Veen of the Big Stone City School third grade class. l||l| LENDER Member FDIC st, an rbe 'tbe g 't etstone Bridal shower set for Linda Hoffman There will be an open house' bridal shower in honor of Linda Hoffman, bride to be of Luke Hoeppner on March 28 at 2 p.m. in the Rosen school basement. Everyone is wel- come. (Adv. 2) Big Stone Lake Rifle Club annual meeting The Big Stone Lake Rifle Club will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the county museum. Several items are on the agenda including selecting a work night and discussing further revamp- ing the shooting stations and direc- tions. All members and other interested pesons are urged to attend. Baby shower set for Payten Haukos Open house baby shower will be held for Payten Jade Haukos, daugh- ter of Sarah and Caleb Haukos, on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The shower will be held at Eidskog Lutheran Church located from Ortonville five miles north on Highway 75, turn left on County Road 10 and go seven miles east. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. MORRIS- A man charged in an October 2008 stabbing in Morris pied guilty to first-degree assault and could face between six and nine years in prison. John Lewis Longcrow, 25, accepted a plea deal in Stevens County District Court for stabbing Ronnie White Mountain multiple times during an argument at the Lamplighter Apartment in Morris. In addition to assault, Longcrow was facing attempted murder charges in the incident. Under state sentencing guidelines, Longcrow could be sentenced to between 74 months and 103 months in prison. MADISON- A "Send Off Ceremony" for the Madison National Guard Unit Battery B 151 has been scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at the Madison- Marietta-Nassau Elementary School. A special program will begin at noon in the MMN School gymnasium. Red shirts in support of the soldiers will be on sale this week and available at Jim's Clothing Store in Dawson and Ann's Sewing Room in Madison. ROSEAU-On March 10, at approximately 10:36 p.m the Roseau County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call that there was a trailer house fire at the Deborah Nelson residence at 50288 State Hwy 11, Timberline Trailer Court, Lot #32, Salol. The Roseau Fire Department, Warroad Fire Department, Roseau County Sheriff's Office and Warroad Police Department responded to the call. Deborah Nelson escaped'from the trailer house but her son, Kodiak Robert Alan Nelson, did not. Deborah was brought to the LifeCare Medical Center of Roseau where she was treated and released~ Kodiak was located inside the trailer house by the Roseau Fire Department. He was pronounced dead by the Roseau County Coroner. The body will be sent to a medical examiner for an autopsy. This is standard procedure by the Roseau County Sheriff's Office. This incident is being investigated by the Roseau County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Fire Marshall and the BCA. CYRUS-Last Tuesday, Larry Lindor, of Cyrus, received 194 votes and won the special election for the fourth district Pope County Commissioner race. His opponent, LeRoy Edlund, received 77 votes; there were two write-in votes cast, as well. "I'm really happy and I'm ready to get to work to help the 9eople of the county," Lindor said Thursday According to County Auditor- Treasurer Donna Quandt, Lindor cannot be sworn into office until after next Thursday-one week after the canvassing board officiated the election results. By Gall Maxwell Arvilla Bergseth drove to Aberdeen St. John's Knights of Columbus 839-2207 Saturday, March 14 to see the Joe will be having their annual ham dinner A delicious quiche and fruit were Skorcyewski family on April 5, Palm Sunday from 11-1 served at the Christian Women's Club On the weekend of March 20 Irene p.m. at St. John's Social Hall. Contact breakfast on Tuesday, March 17. St. Mathison went to the Cities with the church if you want more details. Patrick's Day songs were song led by daugher Deb and husband George Larry and Susan Larson of Jim Nelson. Hospital/medical Peterson to attend "Color Purple" and Spokane, WA visited his parents supplies were used as centerpieces, visit all the kids in the Cities )ohnny and Arlene 'Larson. On Mr. Rick Ash gave an interesting, Emily Randleman was home to Monday, March 16 Larry and Susan learning, and entertaining talk about visit her parents Craig and Kippy broughtin dinner for Johnny and the new hospital and it's progress. Randleman on the weekend of March Arlene. They ate it in the evening at Phyllis Schluter enjoyed the morning. 20. They all attended the Gala on Northridge were Johnny is a resident. Jeanne Berg attended Christian Saturday night, March 21 held at the Larry and Susan stayed with her Women's Club at Zion Lutheran at 9 Ortonville .Armory for the fund raiser parents in Milbank. They left for a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The for Ortonville Health Services.Spokane on Tuesday, March 17. special feature was a hospital building On Wednesday night, March 18 Larry will head for Alaska in the update by Rick Ash, CEO of supper guests of Norb and Barb middle of April for his fishing season. Ortonville Health Services. TheKelzer were Robert /lad Raimi Joh The Lakeside Homemaker's Club music was provided by Jim Nelson Kelzer, Wendy Fischer, Amy Craemer, met at Phyllis Schluter's on accompanied on the piano by Donna and Zach Craemer. Wednesday afternoon, March 18. Danielson. The inpirational speaker On Friday, March 13 guests at Phyllis served the ladies a delicious was Helene Kahlstorf of Lake George, Barb and Norb Kelzer's were Rick and lunch. MN. The brunch was well attended. Donna Reinke, LaVonne Saulsbury, Luann Streed of Wheaton visited Saturday, March 14 Ken and and Debbie Austin. Arlene Larson on St. Patrick Day. She Jeanne Berg's daughter Karia and Thursday, March 19 Norb and Barb is their niece. Jerry Arne of Long Lake spent the day Kelzer went to Watertown to seeHigh bridge players at the Visiting with Ken and Jeanne Berg and Barb's eye doctor. Ortonville Community Center Friday enjoying the nice weather. TheyDick and Rita Verheul took his afternoon, March 13 were Jerry helped with Jeanne's To Do list. mother Vi Hansen out for brunch on Jorgenson and Pearl Pederson. It was Judy Roberts of Big Stone and Sunday, March 15. a very enjoyable afternoon. Easter Cantata March 29 at Elim An Easter Cantata with choir mem- bers from several different churches will present "Alleluia!" by Bill and Gloria Gaithen and Ron Huff on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton. Bonnie Stotesbery is the accompa- nist, Leader is Brent Olson and Kathy Moberg is the director. All are welcome to attend this event. Lunch will be provided follow- ing the performance. A free will offering will be taken to help with expenses. Daughter born to Haukos's Big .Stone Area Food Shelf needs your help during March food drive Are you wondering what would bethis weeks donations, we're almost best to donate to the food shelf for the half way there! Your cash donation is March Food Drive? even more valuable when it is made in Have you considered giving a cash March, because of the additional cash donation? allocation we receive from Minnesota It's sometimes easier to write a Food Share by our participation in the check than to remember to bring your State-wide drive. Each dollar donated non-perishables to the donation box. is reported as a pound of food. It's a lot lighter and easier to han- Your monetary donations can be dle. Cash is much easier to transport dropped off or mailed to: Big Stone to the food shelf than cans and boxes County Family Service's, 340 N.W. of food. 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 Cash donations may be used to(they handle our financial records and purchase food from the Second banking) - Please make checks out to Harvest Heartland Food Bank forthe Food Shelf. Food donations can only 12-17 cents per pound. (Imagine be' dropped off at the food shelf or buying cereal at that cost!) RSVP Volunteers United Cash donations allow the foodOffice please call ahead to make shelf to buy perishable/non-perishable sure there's someone here 839- items from the local grocery stores: 2111. Cash donations are stretched Please remember the March cam- because the food shelf can purchase paign will end Apr. 3. For anyone that bulk, the more we purchase, the lower could benefit from using the food the price, shelf, it's open Monday's 1- 4 p.m. Cash doesn't dent, spoil, or and Thursday's 9 a.m. to Noon. If expire, you have questions please call Karin We hope to make this 2009 driveMack at the RSVP Volunteers United successful, by meeting or exceeding Office at 320/839-2111. our 10,000 lbs/dollar goal counting Congrab To the Boys Baskefball Section #11 Runnerup! You GWs Had A Great Seasonl Caleb and Sarah Haukos of Correll are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Payten Jade Haukos. Payten was born Wednesday, March 11 at the Ortonville Hospital. She weighed 71bs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are James and Shari DeNeui of Clinton and Larry and Kathy Haukos of Correll. Great grandparents are Marlton and Joyce DeNeui of Clinton and Ann Vaage of Correll. (ADV.) Bridal shower for Knutson-Johnson Open house Bridal shower will be held for Kristina Knutson and Forrest Roy Johnson on Sunday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Artichoke Lake Baptist Church, rural Correll. Everyone is welcome. (Adv.-2) Iil0~i, -]Tri-State Tuesday, March 24, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3 1 b,