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3 Township Board Officers I. Stephen Syvers(m 1. Mark Kleindl 1. Jon W. Pansch 1. Stanley Weed- 2. Melvin Schutmff 2. Thomas Heck 2. James E. Reynolds ing 3. Michael Spindler 3. Balh Schcr- 3. Raymond H. 2. Waller Wulff 4. Nancy Deutsch binski Pansch 3. Robert Vogt 5. Nan@ Deutsch 4. John Kleindl 4. Clara J. Andrews 4. Diane Vogt 5. David Arens 5. Rebecca 5. Diane Vog! Simonson FOSTER Wilbur Athey PRIOR ALMOND MALTA Donovan Tesch I. Dale Jhnson 1Ronald Chase 1. Terry Gillespie Dennis Kvatum 2. Wayne Athey 2. Greg Athey 2. Kyle Gillespie 4. Edward J. Holker 3. Lester W. Han- 3, Gene Moberg 3. Curtiss Olson son 4. Gregory Brandt 4. Bruce Moberg 5. Leroy Schoon 4. David Weber 5. Donald Karsky 5. Kent Morrill 5 l.inda Brandt 2. Supervisor 4. Clerk BIG STONE OTREY I.Marlyn Schu- I. Ronald Thomp- macher son 2. Rex. E, George 2. Harlan Hansen " 3. Johnny H.I.arson 3. Robert "Fhomp- 4. Patricl Greuel son 5. James Hippie 4. Larry Helgcson 5. Richard Thom- son ORTONVILLE 1. Bruce Hoerne- lllann 2. Donald Schu- macher 3. Alan Webster 4. Harold R. Dim- berg 5. Harold R. Dim- berg ODESSA I. Earl Holgerson 2. Harley Helgeson 3. Russell Thymian 4. Robert Rothi 5. Janet Stock ARTICHOKE 1. Jacob Danielson 2. Milton Stenstuen 3. Steve Jagow 4. Kay Stenstuen 5. Dave Gens AKRON I. Richard Guse 2 .Roger Rheingans 3. John Jensen 4. Warren Wiese 5. Rick Wilkening OFFICERS OF THE TOWNSHIPS IN BIG STONE COUNTY are listed above on this he Township Elections were held Tuesday, March 11, 2003. The annual convention of Stone County was held Tuesday, March 25 at the Clinton Memorial Building. reflect optimism Minnesota economy ghter outlook from and expec- from employ- Workforce in 2001, for Minnesota's These are the find- today by of Trade manufac- are more opti- s prospects six months ago. Second half of 2002 businesses expected levels to first hall' of 2003. ercent of respon- Orders and produc- Lion levels will increase or remain the same and more than 80 percent expect to maintain or increase their work force. "The industry continues to strug- gle, but we are encouraged that expec- tations have improved particularly in the area of employment. " said DTED Commissioner Matt Kramer. "We detected a similar note of optimism from Minnesota companies that expe- rienced mass layoffs two years ago, suggesting a stable to positive outlook in 2003." A survey of all employers who reduced employment by at least 50 people in 2001 found that company prospects appear brighter in 2003 compared to 2002. Most notable were PU.r web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com the number of businesses tha(expect- ed increased sales (51% vs 22% in 2002) and profits (48% vs. 25%). Just as impressive was the dramatic decline in the number of respondents that expected to reduce employment in 2003 and more than 90 percent expect their financial position will sta- bilize or improve in 2003. "This news confirms that after a stormy 24 months, businesses are see- ing calmer seas," said Bob Isaacson, director of DTED's Analysis and Evaluation Office. "We expect that businesses will increase hiring later in 2003 as business optimism grows in coming months." KIDS' KINGDOM House and Registration Kids' Kingdom Pre-school of Ortonville will be holding an Open House Registration for the 2003-2004 school year on Monda00 April 14, 2003 5:00 to 7:30 PM Kids' Kingdom is open to all children ages 3-5. Contact Christine Peterson at 839-3504 or 839-7176 if you any questions or are unable to make the Open House. Think Spring! KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE Is Under New Management GRAND OPENING COMING APRIL 19-23, 2003 Serving COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 1 FREE DRYING will be offered from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Mon., Tues. & Wed., April 21, 22 & 23 for our washing customers! FLUFF, FOLD AND DRY CLEANING SERVICE OFFERED. WILL PICK UP AND DELIVER TOO... CALL 320-839-2116, ASK FOR DEB OR EDNA MAIN STREET - ORTONVILLE, MN iN-DEPENDENT ......... ,,,d..,,,r._, ........ ,.-.,X .l!l I pL'u v,,,'-r",waxi' ,: Avid Okie Angler, author visits Big Stone Lake Area By JDK This report is long over-due, reporting on when the above motorhome pulling a unique "double- up" passed through our area last sum- met. Owners of the home and what fol- lows behind are Boyd and JoAnn Phillips of Milam, TX, in the winter and Enid, OK, in the summers. We spotted their trailer heading up the lakeroad and we stopped the cou- ple to learn more about them and where they were headed. They were most thankful for us stopping them, as they were looking for a place to park their big rig, where they would have no problem in turn-arounds. We directed them to Dragt's RV Park, and also left them with a couple cans of Hobo Soup. A couple weeks later we received in the mail a nice note from JoAnn and a 175-page book she has authored called "Let's go to the Tackle Store and Fondle the plugs," a book about the many fishing trips the couple have experienced over the years. The couple sent the following let- ter with her book: "We want to thank you again for your help in finding a campground. Save this paper for recycling QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 -,._> Minnesota Certifi 1: Clockmaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p.m: for Estimates You are not only a Good Samaritan, you are observant and curious, both characteristics of a good journalist. "We didn't have the opportunity to visit with you again. The fish were not being very cooperative so we moved on over to Enemy Swim Lake. We had read that it was a good Smallmouth Bass lake and indeed we found it to be so. "We are enclosing a picture of our motorhome and trailer. It is a bit of an oddity but certainly functional for us. "We enjoyed the Hobo Soup. We think it would sell in our part of the country. With your permission we would like to give a copy of the label to our local groceryman. As partial payment for two delicious meals, we are enclosing a copy of "Let's Go to the Tackle Store and Fondle the Plugs"; a rambling account of our lifetime of fishing experiences." 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD $14,500 Power Everything, 29,000 Miles 2000 Buick Park Avenue $15,500 Leather, Power Seats, Super Nice, 39,000 Miles PRO aUTO Kevin Backstrand MN DLR 22109 Ortonville, MN i ii I "'Because we care!" _000000CenBank II'.  , \\;='/ 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN %278 v Phone 320-839-6123 1-800-335-8920 Fax 320-839-6127 Member 24-hour banking 1-877-%9-2265 www.cenbank.com F1)IC I II IIII 3 Township Board Officers i N DEPEN DENT Ortk, I. Stephen Syverson I. Mark Kleindl 1. Jon W. Pansch 1. Stanley Weed- -r,,,,- ..... 2. Melvin Schutmff 2. Thomas Heck 2. James F. Reynolds ing li,,'a'tt,],v, ll.[,[-a,-lllrll: I " I 3. Michael Spindler 3. Bmb Schcr- 3. Raymond H. 2. Walter Wulff Ccdt todQy! (320) 839-7197 or 839-2911 4. Nancy Deutsch binski Pansch 3. Robert Vogt 5. Nan@ Deutsch 4. John Klcindl 4. Clara J. Andrews 4. Diane Vogt 5. David Arens 5. Rebecca 5. Diane Vogt Simonson FOSTER 1. Wilbur Athey PRIOR ALMOND MALTA 2. Donovan Tesch I. Dale J()hnson 1Ronald Chase 1. Terry Gillespie 3. Dennis Kvatum 2. Wayne Athey 2. Greg Athey 2. Kyle Gillespie 4. Edward J. HolLer 3. Lester W. Han- 3. Gene Moberg 3. Curtiss Olson 5. Leroy Schoon son 4. Gregory Brandt 4. Bruce Moberg 4. David Weber 5. Donald Karsky 5. Kent Morrill 5 l.inda Bramh 2. Supervisor 4. Clerk BIG STONE OTREY I.Marlyn Schu- l. Ronald Thomp- reacher son 2. Rex. E. George 2. Harlan Hansen 3. Johnny H.I.arson 3. Robert "Fhomp- 4. Patrick Greuel son 5. James Hippie 4. Larry Helgcson 5. Richard Thom- son ORTONVILLE 1. Bruce Hoerne- mann 2. Donald Schu- macher 3. Alan Webster 4. Harold R. Dim- berg 5. Harold R. Dim- berg ODESSA I. Earl Holgerson 2. Harley Helgeson 3. Russell Thymian 4. Robert Rothi 5. Janet Stock ARTICHOKE 1. Jacob Danielson 2. Milton Stenstuen 3. Steve Jagow 4. Kay Stenstuen 5. Dave Gens AKRON I. Richard Guse 2 .Roger Rheingans 3. John Jensen 4. Warren Wiese 5. Rick Wilkening OFFICERS OF THE TOWNSHIPS IN BIG STONE COUNTY are listed above on this he Township Elections were held Tuesday, March 11, 2003. The annual convention of Stone County was held Tuesday, March 25 at the Clinton Memorial Building. reflect optimism Minnesota economy ghter outlook from and expec- year from employ- Workforce in 2001, for Minnesota's These are the find- es released today by of Trade manufac- are more opti- s prospects six months ago. half of 2002 s expected levels to first hall' of 2003. of respon- Orders and produc- tion levels will increase or remain the same and more than 80 percent expect to maintain or increase their work force. "The industry continues to strug- gle, but we are encouraged that expec- tations have improved particularly in the area of employment. " said DTED Commissioner Matt Kramer. "We detected a similar note of optimism from Minnesota companies that expe- rienced mass layoffs two years ago, suggesting a stable to positive outlook in 2003." A survey of all employers who reduced employment by at least 50 people in 2001 found that company prospects appear brighter in 2003 compared to 2002. Most notable were )U.r web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com the number of businesses tha(expect- ed increased sales (51% vs 22% in 2002) and profits (48% vs. 25%). Just as impressive was the dramatic decline in the number of respondents that expected to reduce employment in 2003 and more than 90 percent expect their financial position will sta- bilize or improve in 2003. "This news confirms that after a stormy 24 months, businesses are see- ing calmer seas," said Bob Isaacson, director of DTED's Analysis and Evaluation Office. "We expect that businesses will increase hiring later in 2003 as business optimism grows in coming months." ) NIIIN f00Nl.00' KIDS' KINGDOM House and Registration Kids' Kingdom Pre-school of Ortonville will be holding an Open House Registration for the 2003-2004 school year on Monda00 April 14, 2003 5:00 to 7:30 PM Avid Okie Angler, author visits Big Stone Lake Area By JDK This report is long over-due, reporting on when the above motorhome pulling a unique "double- up" passed through our area last sum- met. Owners of the home and what fol- lows behind are Boyd and JoAnn Phillips of Milam, TX, in the winter and Enid, OK, in the summers. We spotted their trailer heading up the lakeroad and we stopped the cou- ple to learn more about them and where they were headed. They were most thankful for us stopping them, as they were looking for a place to park their big rig, where they would have no problem in turn-arounds. We directed them to Dragt's RV Park, and also left them with a couple cans of Hobo Soup. A couple weeks later we received in the mail a nice note from JoAnn and a 175-page book she has authored called "Let's go to the Tackle Store and Fondle the plugs," a book about the many fishing trips the couple have experienced over the years. The couple sent the following let- ter with her book: "We want to thank you again for your help in finding a campground. Save this paper for recycling i QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Minnesota Clockmaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p.m: for Estimates i You are not only a Good Samaritan, you are observant and curious, both characteristics of a good journalist. "We didn't have the opportunity to visit with you again. The fish were not being very cooperative so we moved on over to Enemy Swim Lake. We had read that it was a good Smallmouth Bass lake and indeed we found it to be so. "We are enclosing a picture of our motorhome and trailer. It is a bit of an oddity but certainly functional for us. "We enjoyed the Hobo Soup. We think it would sell in our part of the country. With your permission we would like to give a copy of the label to our local groceryman. As partial payment for two delicious meals, we are enclosing a copy of "Let's Go to the Tackle Store and Fondle the Plugs"; a rambling account of our lifetime of fishing experiences." 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD $14,500 Power Everything, 29,000 Miles 2000 Buick Park Avenue $15,500 Leather, Power Seats, Super Nice, 39,000 Miles PRO aUTO Kevin Backstrand MN DLR Z2109 Ortonville, MN i i I III II Kids' Kingdom is open to all children ages 3-5. Contact Christine Peterson at 839-3504 or 839-7176 if you any questions or are unable to make the Open House. Think Spring! KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE Is Under New Management GRAND OPENING . COMING APRIL 19-23, 2003 . Sewing COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS from , lIk$. l X,N@ '; __,, ! .,0Sc .e* 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 19 ('k,X. Go I) , Oo,e FREE DRYING will be offered from G' ege*c, 4 ' e  oe Stop in and see Dianne Cornelisen! I0:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Mon., Tues. & Wed., April 21, 22 & 23 for our washing customers! FLUFF, FOLD AND DRY CLEANING SERVICE OFFERED. I WILL PICK UP AND DELIVER TOO... CALL 320-839-2116, ASK FOR DEB OR EDNA MAIN STREET - ORTONVILLE, MN __/C "Becausewe care/" enBank ff'., \\;/ 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 v Phone 320-839-612 1-800-335-8920 Fax 320-839-6127 Member 24-hour banking 1-877-569-2265 www.cenbank.com FDIC I