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Area news digest I APPLETON-Felony crimes are on the rise in Swift County. This is a trend Midge Christianson, director of Region 6W Community Corrections, can see in all four of the counties they serve: Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine and Swift• Christianson presented this information within her 2002 annual report to the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their March 18 meeting. While felony crimes are up 34 percent, the number of cases in Swift County decreased 10 per cent. One hundred and 19 adults and 171 juvenile cases were processed in 2002; these figures exclude adult felons. The main reason the number of cases process declined was because cases were combined• "This is better for prosecution and the court," said Christianson. "It saves time and effort there. For us it doesn't matter. We still have to process the person•" MADISON- Silvester Mogaka Nyanchoka of Madison was sentenced by Judge Paul A. Nelson to five years probation with supervision, 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine from an incident involving a juvenile female run-a-way from Glenwood. The juvenile was removed from Nyanchoka's home by officers• On May 5, 2002, additional information from the Glenwood Police Department stated that Nyanchoka had used a chat line on the internet to communicate with the female prior to her disappearance. He had picked her up in Glenwood and returned to Madison with her on May 1 and May 3, 2002. A parent picked her up at the LqP County Jail after a three hour hold. The prosecuting attorney was John Tollefson. The defense attorney was Thomas Volk of Chaska. MILBANK-South Dakota is better prepared for the possibility of a terror ism-related smallpox case, thanks to the state's vaccination of 682 people to serve on response teams. And in spite of the highly- publicized risks of the vaccine, there were no serious reactions reported among South Dakota's vaccinees. "We had a great response from the state's public health staff and from physicians, volunteer nurses, EMTs, hospitals and the Highway Patrol,' said Governor Mike Rounds. "In fact South Dakota is a national leader when it comes to being prepared to deal with smallpox. We have a higher percentage of people vaccinated than any other state in the nation." According to the Governor, as of March 14, South Dakota had the highest vaccination rate in the nation, with 9•0 vaccinees per 10,000 population. Big Stone City II Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30 at the Legion Club. Hostesses are Geneve Camera and Elaine Fahlgren. Please Auxiliary ladies attend the meeting. Circle April 8th on your calendar. Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wirkus of Marietta and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hunt of Gary, SD visited Clifford and Ileen Christensen on Saturday afternoon, March 22nd• On Monday, March 24th Clifford and Ileen Christensen were over to Mr. and Mrs• Wimpy Schmidt's to visit. On Monday, March 24th Clara and Frank Zeek took Elda Schmidt and Eileen Christensen to the fish fry in Odessa. Thursday, March 24th Ileen and Clifford Christensen went to the funeral of Donald Holtquist at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Bill and Connie Voeltz left on early Friday morning, March 28th and stayed until Monday, March 31st at Fort Carson, CO. They visited their son Bill Junior and his fiancee Sybii, who is also in the guards. Harry Loeschke went to the funeral of Donald Holtquist on Thursday, March' 27th at Trinity Lutheran Church. Harry Loeschke took his sister Lillian Ninneman to the fish fry in Odessa on Monday, March 24th. Phyllis Schluter and her son Richard from Minneapolis visited at the home of John and Jerri Van Hout Sunday evening, March 23rd. Ran and Nar Rabe and Doug and Tanya Lynch and children of Omaha were here the week-end of March 2lst. They went to Northridge on Saturday to celebrate Vernice Klapel's birthday. Tim Rabe and family and Donna Rabe joined Ran and Nar Rabe and Doug and Tanya Lynch at the Mtadot': for dinnev on Saturday, March 22nd. Mark Lenge of Milan visited his aunt Ruth Torgerson Wednesday afternoon, March 26th. Lula Hagen's daughter Janell Johnson from Coon Rapids came to visit Lula from Thursday, March 27th to Sunday, March 30th. She came to help Lula celebrate her birthday which was on Saturday, March 29th. THE CI,ASSII:IED00 • rlIAIGnTEN Buckling Walls "DRY UP Wet Basements Helped many that thought their situation was beyond hope. Call and we will give you names of people we have helped near you.  35Years of Service BASEMD4T WALLS STRAIGHTENED ( 0"0. " ." .. 0 CTo • -: ':', "" ,- Don't { 0.0 =.'0' "--o lr:!llLl .'.ujt.-- ": . o' v" {' Sweat It ,'" .. ' o % .: °. :,": :o o:,::,:, q' xX_ o; : o "- • .,-WJ Assurance of a Just Enjoy It ;-e00-s4e.6u7 www dryupbasement corn |.i.-.*:;,,:.. ,::::::: , 6th graders to hold fundraiser The James Knoll Elementary School sixth graders will be holding a fund raiser during the Month of April in order to raise money to go to the annual Safety Convention in St. Paul. During a surprise inspection by a trooper, the school's Safety Patrol achieved a perfect score for the first time in the history of the patrol. This year's sixth graders have been taking their patrol responsibilities very seri- ously. They have been arriving at their posts on time, taking good care of their equipment, and making sure students are safe while crossing the streets. Because of their perfect score, the sixth graders have earned the opportu- nity to attend the annual convention in St. Paul this May. However, as this trip has never been in the school's budget before, the sixth grade classes will need to raise the money to attend. The classes held a Bake Sale during last fall's open house, raising nearly 400 dollars. They still need more money so they can fund the trip. In order to raise enough money, the sixth graders will be selling lollipops at 50 cents a piece. They will be going to all the classrooms to sell. Anyone from the community who wishes to buy lollipops may do so by contacting Mr. Eustice or Mrs. Aune. The sixth graders truly appreciate your support and are proud to serve you as patrol members. Grant County Hist. Society quarterly meet Grant County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at the Big Stone Legion on April 10th at 6 p.m.. A sit-down dinner will be followed by a photo presentation by Steve Misener. This will include many pictures showing the progression of the immense effort put fourth in creating the present route of the railroad tracks north of Main Street in Big Stone City which originally were located at the southern end of the city. This move altered the layout of the city with many homes being moved to new locations. We want to thank the Big Stone County Historical Society for allowing us to copy many pictures they have for this event. Anyone interested in this historical presentation is invited to attend. Please call (605) 432-9332 for reservations by Monday, April 7th. Bridal shower for PepeffBerning An open house bridal shower in honor of Michelle Peper, bride to be of Jason Berning, will be held Saturday, April 12th at 9:30am. The shower will be held at St. John's Catholic Church basement in Ortonville. The couple is registered at Fleet Farm as well as Target. Everyone is welcome. The shower will be hosted by the aunts of the groom. Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Kremla of Omaha, NE are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Anne, to Mr. Gregory Robert Peteler Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Peteler Sr. A May, 2003 wedding is planned. Sales & Service Inc. MARK MUENCHOW doing a 4-wheel alignment, NOW OFFERS... o4-Wheel Alignment • Tire Sales & Repair • Brake Work • Suspension Work 839-7197 or 839-2911 547 U.S. Hwy. 12 Ortonville, MN 56278 Gon00... FBut Not h). 1884, Greenwich Observatory was arbitrarily estahlished as o degrees longitude. The observatoD' has kept a daily photographic record of sunspots since t873. In 1908 , the FBI began with just 34 investigators. In 1952 , a cm'ly redwood tree with a diameter of more than ]8 feet was cut down in Calilbrnia. This single tree provided 57,ooo board feet of lumber, and The Curly Redwood Lodge in Northern California is built just from that one tree. In 1912, Harper's magazine readers that cigarette smokin dangerous than pipe smoking andl studies were underway to modify suspected hazards of ei 67 yrs. ago, Letters to the editor To the Editor: I am mad as hell and complaining about what I pay to the staff. I find out that the prices are set by the State Legislature. Who is responsible for letting the state take over "the nursing homes? The last payment rates were passed last Oct. 1902 under something called a Case Mix Classification, they still let the over-zealous and misinformed head leaders and staff members set the rate you have to pay. For those of us still paying our way, one hundred forty dollars a day or $4,200, a month for me in cash is preposterous and highway robbery. Those on welfare could care less and it won't be long and we will all be on welfare. The staff are jumping with joy at this windfall giving them the chance to hire more administrators and hired help. They still have time to illegally search my room and lecture me on the evil of taking a drink. And here's the ones responsible for letting the state take over and pricing us all into welfare: the voters, the welfare board, the doctors, the county commissioners, the mayor and city council, the nursing home staff. If I missed anybody, let me know at room 101, Northridge. Urge your state representative and senator to scrap the Case Mix Classification and turn the pricing back to the local people. In case you think I've lost my marbles, I can still claim four (4) holes-in-one and a write-up in Minn. Golf Magazine after age 65. Graduated from high school Tree time will soon be For those of planting to be planting time will Site prep is times we can the crops can be the site has been The site garden like extra debris on it. that has fabric should have the area C side of the tree, also If you are mulch on your tree SWCD office. for helping to make the 2003 K95 Bowl for Hospice a Success! Total Amount Raised to be used for Patient Care A special thanks to the following businesses who supported BOWL-FOR-HOSPICE with McKale's Family Restaurant Angels & Ivy Lieser Insurance Company PA YNE SVILLE Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home Johnson =uneral Home Community First National Bank Mary Dombrovski - Farmers PJ's IV and Appliance Koronis Lanes American Family Insurance Co. Stang Precis,on Louis Industries Nelson Plastics Farmers & Merchants State Bank Central Minnesota Credit Union Paynesville American Legion PENNOCK Minnesota Screen Print PRINSBURG lri-County Funeral Home SPICER United Prairie Bank WILLMAR Anderson Funeral Homes Bernlck's Pepsi Reflections Hair Salon Peterson Brothers Funeral Home Farmers State Bank Bremer Bank Wells Fargo Bank US Bank Doric Vault Company KDJS/K-95 West Central Printing West Central Trophies Kandi Entertainment Center ATWATER Atwater State Bank BENSON First Federal Savings Bank First Security State Bank Jacobson-Zniewski Funeral Home Community First National Bank 1 st American Financial Center of Minnesota Benson Bowler DANVERS State Bank of Danvers DAWSON Tim's Food Pride Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home Minnwest Bank Dawson Co-op Credit Union Dawson Bowl Lee Motor Heather Nursery Marc's on Main KANDIYOHI Home State Bank MONTEVIDEO Arneson Snyder Drug VanBinsbergen & Associates Melody Lanes Bowling Center DJ's Champion Auto Sports Parkview Ford-Mercury Inc. Co-op Credit Union NEW LONDON Skindelien Standard Service Peterson Bus Service Inc. Gold Star Limousine United Minnesota Bank State Farm Insurance Companies New London Bowl United Marketing Solutions Your Generous Donations Are Appreciated!!! Rice Hospice Serving Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville/Graceville, Paynesville, Willmar and surrounding arcaS Page 2b  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, Area news digest I APPLETON-Felony crimes are on the rise in Swift County. This is a trend Midge Christianson, director of Region 6W Community Corrections, can see in all four of the counties they serve: Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine and Swift• Christianson presented this information within her 2002 annual report to the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their March 18 meeting. While felony crimes are up 34 percent, the number of cases in Swift County decreased 10 per cent. One hundred and 19 adults and 171 juvenile cases were processed in 2002; these figures exclude adult felons. The main reason the number of cases process declined was because cases were combined• "This is better for prosecution and the court," said Christianson. "It saves time and effort there. For us it doesn't matter. We still have to process the person•" MADISON- Silvester Mogaka Nyanchoka of Madison was sentenced by Judge Paul A. Nelson to five years probation with supervision, 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine from an incident involving a juvenile female run-a-way from Glenwood. The juvenile was removed from Nyanchoka's home by officers• On May 5, 2002, additional information from the Glenwood Police Department stated that Nyanchoka had used a chat line on the internet to communicate with the female prior to her disappearance. He had picked her up in Glenwood and returned to Madison with her on May 1 and May 3, 2002. A parent picked her up at the LqP County Jail after a three hour hold. The prosecuting attorney was John Tollefson. The defense attorney was Thomas Volk of Chaska. MILBANK-South Dakota is better prepared for the possibility of a terror ism-related smallpox case, thanks to the state's vaccination of 682 people to serve on response teams. And in spite of the highly- publicized risks of the vaccine, there were no serious reactions reported among South Dakota's vaccinees. "We had a great response from the state's public health staff and from physicians, volunteer nurses, EMTs, hospitals and the Highway Patrol,' said Governor Mike Rounds. "In fact South Dakota is a national leader when it comes to being prepared to deal with smallpox. We have a higher percentage of people vaccinated than any other state in the nation." According to the Governor, as of March 14, South Dakota had the highest vaccination rate in the nation, with 9•0 vaccinees per 10,000 population. Big Stone City II Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30 at the Legion Club. Hostesses are Geneve Camera and Elaine Fahlgren. Please Auxiliary ladies attend the meeting. Circle April 8th on your calendar. Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wirkus of Marietta and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hunt of Gary, SD visited Clifford and Ileen Christensen on Saturday afternoon, March 22nd• On Monday, March 24th Clifford and Ileen Christensen were over to Mr. and Mrs• Wimpy Schmidt's to visit. On Monday, March 24th Clara and Frank Zeek took Elda Schmidt and Eileen Christensen to the fish fry in Odessa. Thursday, March 24th Ileen and Clifford Christensen went to the funeral of Donald Holtquist at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Bill and Connie Voeltz left on early Friday morning, March 28th and stayed until Monday, March 31st at Fort Carson, CO. They visited their son Bill Junior and his fiancee Sybii, who is also in the guards. Harry Loeschke went to the funeral of Donald Holtquist on Thursday, March' 27th at Trinity Lutheran Church. Harry Loeschke took his sister Lillian Ninneman to the fish fry in Odessa on Monday, March 24th. Phyllis Schluter and her son Richard from Minneapolis visited at the home of John and Jerri Van Hout Sunday evening, March 23rd. Ran and Nar Rabe and Doug and Tanya Lynch and children of Omaha were here the week-end of March 2lst. They went to Northridge on Saturday to celebrate Vernice Klapel's birthday. Tim Rabe and family and Donna Rabe joined Ran and Nar Rabe and Doug and Tanya Lynch at the Mtadot': for dinnev on Saturday, March 22nd. Mark Lenge of Milan visited his aunt Ruth Torgerson Wednesday afternoon, March 26th. Lula Hagen's daughter Janell Johnson from Coon Rapids came to visit Lula from Thursday, March 27th to Sunday, March 30th. She came to help Lula celebrate her birthday which was on Saturday, March 29th. THE CI,ASSII:IED00 • rlIAIGnTEN Buckling Walls "DRY UP Wet Basements Helped many that thought their situation was beyond hope. Call and we will give you names of people we have helped near you.  35Years of Service BASEMD4T WALLS STRAIGHTENED ( 0"0. " ." .. 0 CTo • -: ':', "" ,- Don't { 0.0 =.'0' "--o lr:!llLl .'.ujt.-- ": . o' v" {' Sweat It ,'" .. ' o % .: °. :,": :o o:,::,:, q' xX_ o; : o "- • .,-WJ Assurance of a Just Enjoy It ;-e00-s4e.6u7 www dryupbasement corn |.i.-.*:;,,:.. ,::::::: , 6th graders to hold fundraiser The James Knoll Elementary School sixth graders will be holding a fund raiser during the Month of April in order to raise money to go to the annual Safety Convention in St. Paul. During a surprise inspection by a trooper, the school's Safety Patrol achieved a perfect score for the first time in the history of the patrol. This year's sixth graders have been taking their patrol responsibilities very seri- ously. They have been arriving at their posts on time, taking good care of their equipment, and making sure students are safe while crossing the streets. Because of their perfect score, the sixth graders have earned the opportu- nity to attend the annual convention in St. Paul this May. However, as this trip has never been in the school's budget before, the sixth grade classes will need to raise the money to attend. The classes held a Bake Sale during last fall's open house, raising nearly 400 dollars. They still need more money so they can fund the trip. In order to raise enough money, the sixth graders will be selling lollipops at 50 cents a piece. They will be going to all the classrooms to sell. Anyone from the community who wishes to buy lollipops may do so by contacting Mr. Eustice or Mrs. Aune. The sixth graders truly appreciate your support and are proud to serve you as patrol members. Grant County Hist. Society quarterly meet Grant County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at the Big Stone Legion on April 10th at 6 p.m.. A sit-down dinner will be followed by a photo presentation by Steve Misener. This will include many pictures showing the progression of the immense effort put fourth in creating the present route of the railroad tracks north of Main Street in Big Stone City which originally were located at the southern end of the city. This move altered the layout of the city with many homes being moved to new locations. We want to thank the Big Stone County Historical Society for allowing us to copy many pictures they have for this event. Anyone interested in this historical presentation is invited to attend. Please call (605) 432-9332 for reservations by Monday, April 7th. Bridal shower for PepeffBerning An open house bridal shower in honor of Michelle Peper, bride to be of Jason Berning, will be held Saturday, April 12th at 9:30am. The shower will be held at St. John's Catholic Church basement in Ortonville. The couple is registered at Fleet Farm as well as Target. Everyone is welcome. The shower will be hosted by the aunts of the groom. Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Kremla of Omaha, NE are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Anne, to Mr. Gregory Robert Peteler Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Peteler Sr. A May, 2003 wedding is planned. Sales & Service Inc. MARK MUENCHOW doing a 4-wheel alignment, NOW OFFERS... o4-Wheel Alignment • Tire Sales & Repair • Brake Work • Suspension Work 839-7197 or 839-2911 547 U.S. Hwy. 12 Ortonville, MN 56278 Gon00... FBut Not h). 1884, Greenwich Observatory was arbitrarily estahlished as o degrees longitude. The observatoD' has kept a daily photographic record of sunspots since t873. In 1908 , the FBI began with just 34 investigators. In 1952 , a cm'ly redwood tree with a diameter of more than ]8 feet was cut down in Calilbrnia. This single tree provided 57,ooo board feet of lumber, and The Curly Redwood Lodge in Northern California is built just from that one tree. In 1912, Harper's magazine readers that cigarette smokin dangerous than pipe smoking andl studies were underway to modify suspected hazards of ei 67 yrs. ago, Letters to the editor To the Editor: I am mad as hell and complaining about what I pay to the staff. I find out that the prices are set by the State Legislature. Who is responsible for letting the state take over "the nursing homes? The last payment rates were passed last Oct. 1902 under something called a Case Mix Classification, they still let the over-zealous and misinformed head leaders and staff members set the rate you have to pay. For those of us still paying our way, one hundred forty dollars a day or $4,200, a month for me in cash is preposterous and highway robbery. Those on welfare could care less and it won't be long and we will all be on welfare. The staff are jumping with joy at this windfall giving them the chance to hire more administrators and hired help. They still have time to illegally search my room and lecture me on the evil of taking a drink. And here's the ones responsible for letting the state take over and pricing us all into welfare: the voters, the welfare board, the doctors, the county commissioners, the mayor and city council, the nursing home staff. If I missed anybody, let me know at room 101, Northridge. Urge your state representative and senator to scrap the Case Mix Classification and turn the pricing back to the local people. In case you think I've lost my marbles, I can still claim four (4) holes-in-one and a write-up in Minn. Golf Magazine after age 65. Graduated from high school Tree time will soon be For those of planting to be planting time will Site prep is times we can the crops can be the site has been The site garden like extra debris on it. that has fabric should have the area C side of the tree, also If you are mulch on your tree SWCD office. for helping to make the 2003 K95 Bowl for Hospice a Success! Total Amount Raised to be used for Patient Care A special thanks to the following businesses who supported BOWL-FOR-HOSPICE with McKale's Family Restaurant Angels & Ivy Lieser Insurance Company PA YNE SVILLE Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home Johnson =uneral Home Community First National Bank Mary Dombrovski - Farmers PJ's IV and Appliance Koronis Lanes American Family Insurance Co. Stang Precis,on Louis Industries Nelson Plastics Farmers & Merchants State Bank Central Minnesota Credit Union Paynesville American Legion PENNOCK Minnesota Screen Print PRINSBURG lri-County Funeral Home SPICER United Prairie Bank WILLMAR Anderson Funeral Homes Bernlck's Pepsi Reflections Hair Salon Peterson Brothers Funeral Home Farmers State Bank Bremer Bank Wells Fargo Bank US Bank Doric Vault Company KDJS/K-95 West Central Printing West Central Trophies Kandi Entertainment Center ATWATER Atwater State Bank BENSON First Federal Savings Bank First Security State Bank Jacobson-Zniewski Funeral Home Community First National Bank 1 st American Financial Center of Minnesota Benson Bowler DANVERS State Bank of Danvers DAWSON Tim's Food Pride Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home Minnwest Bank Dawson Co-op Credit Union Dawson Bowl Lee Motor Heather Nursery Marc's on Main KANDIYOHI Home State Bank MONTEVIDEO Arneson Snyder Drug VanBinsbergen & Associates Melody Lanes Bowling Center DJ's Champion Auto Sports Parkview Ford-Mercury Inc. Co-op Credit Union NEW LONDON Skindelien Standard Service Peterson Bus Service Inc. Gold Star Limousine United Minnesota Bank State Farm Insurance Companies New London Bowl United Marketing Solutions Your Generous Donations Are Appreciated!!! Rice Hospice Serving Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville/Graceville, Paynesville, Willmar and surrounding arcaS Page 2b  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,