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(continued from page one) Notices "Over the past 25 years, support for CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) has grown, thanks to strong backing from partners like Pheasants Forever, farmers, ranchers, conserva- tionists, hunters, fisherman, and other outdoor sports enthusiasts," said USDA Secretary Vilsack. "Not only has CRP contributed to the national effort to improve water and air quali- Engaged DSUawards 2010- Vicki Onalee Kunrath and Justin 2011 scholarships Ray Buchholz are happy to announce weeks to ensure that they are ready to NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEET- their engagement and upcoming wed- Dakota State University has deploy. ING-The Granary Food Co-op in ding. named students receiving Vicki is the daughter of Steve and scholarships for the 2010-2011 From there, Joe will return to New Ortonville will be holding their annu- Julie Kunrath of Big Stone City, SD. academic year Over 400 Ulm. while Pat and John will head to al meeting for election of officers on She is currently a nursing student and scholarships were awarded. A ii Fairmont for three days of home sta- Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in is employed by Merit Care Hospital in number of the scholarships are tion. the meeting room behind the Granary. Fargo, ND. renewable, which means the student They then will travel to Ft. McCoy All current members are invited to Justin is the son of Vicki Meier of can receive the scholarship in where they will conduct mission spe- attend. 12-4" Zeeland, ND and Ray Buchholz, of consecutive academic years if a cific training culminating in a Mission Coolidge, AZ. He is employed with certain criteria is maintained. Readiness Exercise. From there they CRP signup the North Dakota Department ofShane Whidby of Big Stone City, will deploy to Kuwait. The 12 month Transportation in Fargo, ND. SD received a Dakota State deployment begins at Ft. McCoy. deadline nears An April 30 wedding is being University 1st Year Champion During their deployment, Min- planned at Tabor United Methodist Scholarship. Shane is a freshman nesota National Guard Soldiers will Church in Big Stone City with a English education major at DSU. The perform base defense and route secu- rity operations in support of U.S. reception and dance to follow at the award is funded by the Karl and Forces. Big Stone American Legion. Mary Mundt Memorial Endowment City j through the Dakota State University "Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat WPA pro ects, Foundation. Team have demonstrated that they are a confidant capable and ready force. I Central Park ideas Homes sought for am honored that our Minnesota Sol- diers have been asked to take part in in window display lake home tour . this historic mission," said Major Gen- eral Rick Nash, Adjutant General of Citizens for Big Stone Lake is ty, it has preserved habitat for Members of the Big Stone Arts wildlife, and prevented soil erosion by Council and the Central Park Minnesota. protecting the most sensitive areas Restoration Committee have created The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th including those prone to flash flood- a window display, at the Ortonville Infantry Division consists of 29 units ing and runoff. Independent office, featuring various from 27 Minnesota communities. The Landowners interested in the cur- Works Progress Administration Brigade Headquarters will be at Cap rent General CRP signup only have projects in Ortonville, including Arifjan with subordinate units sta- until April 15 to get an offer started Central Park. tioned throughout Kuwait. before the signup ends. Other reasons Carol Newman and Nola These Minnesota Soldiers will play to consider is that the crop history Lockwood had done extensive an important role in the final draw- years have been changed to four of the research on the WPA projects in down of U.S. forces from Iraq. 1st last six years being farmed for the Ortonville and created a poster with Brigade Soldiers, stationed in Kuwait, years 2002-2006, so if you have had a photos and information on the will provide base defense in Kuwait problem area that did not meet crop various city projects. and perform route security operations history before with the new years it WPA was created under President in support of U.S. Forces throughout may now qualify. The rental rates Franklin D. Roosevelt's Iraq. have also increased by about 20 per- administration. It was a federal The following units will deploy cent for 2011 with Lac qui Parle government program which was with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, County's rental rates ranging from started to help out-of-work 34th Infantry Division: $109 to $168 per acre. Americans to have employment by - the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, Contact the LqP SWCD 320-598- building and improving America's based in Mankato; 7321x3 for more information or the infrastructure. It carried over to fund - the 1st Regiment, 194th Armor, Madison FSA office at 320-598-the arts, history and culture of based in Brainerd; 7321x2 to apply. America. - the 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry, Ortonville WPA projects include based in Duluth; -the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Ar- Grandchild born Central Park in the 1930s, the golf clubhouse in 1941, the dike road tillery, basedinNew Ulm; to Schmeichels' bridge in 1942, Nielsen Park, the - the 1st Brigade Special Troops Ortonville High School Auditorium Battalion based in Bloomington; Creed Christopher Joyce was born and the city pier, both in 1941 and - and the 134th Brigade Support at 8:24 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, many city sidewalks. Battalion based at Camp Ripley. at Rice Memorial Hospital!n Willmar, The Central Park Restoration The Eustice's, along with Kerry weighing eight pounds, eight ounces, Committee has been working to Kuefler of Ortonville who will also be and measuring 22 inches long. restore Central Park and has been deployed, were honored at a special Parents are Shawn and Shea Joyce working with members of the Big gathering at the Ortonville Armory on of rural Milan. Stone Arts Council in their efforts. Sunday. March 6. Grandparents are Rolyn and Ortonville area artist and "That was a very nice honor for all Phyllis Minkel of Olivia, Pat and Evie President of BSAC Liz Rackl has of us," said CSM Eustice. "I'm sure Joyce of Dawson, and Ranet and Jim created a rendering of possible that even as our family prepares for our Schmeichel of Odessa. scenarios of what the park could look deployment, it will be a difficult time Creed is welcomed home by sister like with proper clean-up and for all of us." Alexandra. restoration. These drawings are also on display in the window at the Ortonville Independent office. planning to hold a summer tour of lake homes on Saturday, June 18. CBSL board members are looking for homes on Big Stone Lake to be featured on the tour. The tour is scheduled to take place from noon to 5 p.m. that day and is open to the public as a fundraising event for the lake organization. If you are interested in having your lake home included on the tour, contact Mary Homan at 320-815- 1521. Special thanks to the third grade class of Big Stone City School. Left to right, in front, are Zane Austin and Jaraan Myers; in back, Sam Hurst, Hunter Hofhenke and Alex Huebner. make loans for operating expenses, machinery, livestock and real estate. We also offer competitive rates and personal service. And because we're a "community bank" all loan decisions are made locally. Don't wait any longer. Stop in today and talk to our staff. eN~J. #OLmm LENDER Member FDIC Open Monday through Friday until 4:00 PM and Thursday n igh ts unfil 6:00 PM Big Ston;hCoi::,Sg?;hD767k2ta F2il~578;~?76tTh7 Dakota , GRANITE FALLS-Steven Dubois is about to set out on an epic bike journey along the Mississippi River Trail. Once the weather turns warm and the snow is gone, Dubois plans to head out on the 2,000 mile journey from the headwaters in Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. Dubois plans to take a Amtrack to New Orleans in the middle of May and complete the trip going south to north. The trip is expected to take three months. During his trip, Dubois plans to raise awareness and money for "Autism Speaks." CANBY-Canby schools have joined into an agreement with Minneota and Lincoln Hi to form a sports cooperative in softball and boys and girls track. TRACY-Tracy Area School is in the same boat as many schools, facing tough economic times that require spending reductions. As a result, the Tracy Area School Board approved $550,000 in cuts, and the school will see a total of $760,000 in reductions. Retirements and cuts make up for the total reductions with $210,000 coming from teacher retirements, and the other $550,000 coming from cuts including $50,000 from a non-certified pay freeze, $25,000 in technology reduction, $33,132.55 in community ed reductions and hundreds of thousands of dollars in other cuts. CHIPPEWA COUNTY-New Chippewa County veterans service officer, Tim Kolehi, began his duties in March. Kolehi is a graduate of Cottonwood High School and received a bachelor's degree from Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. Kolehi first enlisted in the Army Reserve, serving for 12 years before joining the Minnesota National Guard. He served in Iraq from September 2004 through November 2005. Kolehi replaces former VSO Officer, now Chippewa County commissioner, Dennis Anderson. RENVILLE COUNTY-Students from BOLD and RCW high schools showed support for a social host ordinance during a public hearing Feb. 22. Their support did not go unnoticed, as commissioners approved the ordinance, increasing punishment for adults who knowingly provide or allow minors to consume alcohol. Both Yellow Medicine County and Lac qui Parle County have adopted social host ordinances as well. By Gail Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karels and Charlene Karels attended a 839-2207 family of Perham and Mr. and Mrs. wedding shower at Delworth for Larry Mr. and Mrs. Terry Mueller ofHarley Helgeson and family of Karels and Cynthia Stulz on Sunday, Maynard stopped into visit Delores Ortonville were Sunday, March 27 April 3. Karels Friday morning, March 25. visitors at the Roman Karels' home. Twyla Hinneberg is settled at March 26 Vi Hansen's family From Friday, March 18 to Monday, Northridge now. Twyla had visitors, gathered together at her apartment for March 21 John and Debbie Steen of they were her three children. Beth Sue Hanratty's birthday. Others Cedar Falls, IA visitedInga Hinneberg from Minneapolis came on present were Don and Carolyn Koeckeritz. Wednesday, March 23 and left on Verheul and their daughter Nikki On Friday, March 18 Laura and Saturday, March 26. Trudy Broman Cooper, Todd and Sara Verheul and Matt Lamb and family went to and Max Hinneberg came on little son Mark and Richard Verheul. Perham from Friday, March 18 until Saturday, March 26 and left on Gen Adelman and her daughters . Sunday, March 20. They attended a Tuesday, March 29. Rosalie Gray of Oak Grove, Shirley baby shower for Laura's sister. Neil Gutzman of Prior Lake visited Larson of Apple Valley, Marge Harold and Wesley Rothi from Elkhis mother Palma Gutzman on Knudson of Monty, Marigen Plathe of River were March 25 weekend guests Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, Bellingham, Victoria Adelman of of John and Anna Rothi. They allMarch 27. Rosemount, and Don Adelman of went to the Pheasants Forever Saturday, March 19 Tom and Ann Ortonville spent Friday eve, March 25 Banquet at Sioux Hisotric on Saturday Nelson went to their daughter Jessica until Sunday afternoon, March 27 at night, and Brian Webster's in Sioux Falls. Gen's son Dean's cabin on Lake Reno. On Sunday, March 27 Urban and They went for their granddaughter's They spent the weekend celebrating Lucille Stolpman and David Stolpman fourth birthday which was on the 12th, Gen's birthday and all had a very good attended John Loehrer's birthday party but they couldn't get there because of time. at John and Judy Loehrer's home at the snow. Gary and Carol Knoll went to Milbank, SD. In attendance were Jim and Dee Strege and Samantha Moorhead to visit Gary's sister and their children two sons Dale and Dan Strege were brunch guests of Dean brother-in-law Jan and Tom Aafedt on and one daughter Melissa and their and Mona Strege on Sunday, March Saturday, March 26. They all spent families. Dale and Jody Loehrer are 27. Saturday shopping and went out for from Kranzberg, SD. Dan and Shelly Brent and Brenda Zahrbock and lunch. They discussed tl~!ooding , Loehrer are from Milbank. The Bryant Zahrbock spent the March 25 i potential; since the Aafedts have had Meliss'a Carlson family is from weekend in Minneapolis at the State to sandbag in the past. Dawson. The Loehrers and Basketball Toumament. They visited On April 24, Easter Sunday six Stolpmans were entertained all Ashley and Archie and little Archie second grade students will be maMng afternoon by John and Judy's Weatherspoon of St. Paul. their First Communion during Mass at grandchildren. Bert and Amy Loehrer High bridge players at the St. John's. St. John's will also be and their son Eon were also in Ortonville Community Center Friday having an Easter egg hunt after Mass attendance. They all enjoyed dinner at afternoon, March 25 were Jim and sponsored by Catholic Aid and St. the John Loehrer's. Darlene Loeschke. They had a very John's youth group. Preschoolers Todd Karels was an overnight enjoyable afternoon. through 10 years old are eligible to guest of Matt and Charlene Karels the participate in the hunt. weekend of April 1 for guards. Karn named Faulk County Auditor Mrs. Danielle Swenson Karn has been appointed the new Auditor for Faulkton, SD, Faulk County. Swenson is a native of Barrett. She is married to John Karn and they have five children, Michael, John, Lexi, Lillie and Christian. They have been living in Sioux Falls the last 10 years. Her husband John is a Registered Nurse studying for his B.A. he is also a member of the SD National Guards Medical unit based in Sioux Falls. John Karn was a RN at Sioux Falls Veterans Hospital and also got a job in Faulkton as assistant Director of Nurses at the Faulkton Hospital. Swenson has a Bachelor Degree in accounting and is working on her MBA from the Colorado Technical U of S.F. where she was their accountant and tax tutor. Swenson is the daugh- ter-in-law of David and Paulette Karn of Odessa. Zero-Turn Mowers 38',-60" on hand now Heavy duty frames Powerful engine Deep 4" steel deck Smart SpeedTM Turn on a dime & save time! ....... '""iiiii/'/i iiiii.iii ......... itrL'I'IELgi Pace 3-In-One Going on until i April 19th ) GET READY TO RIDE NEXT SEASON! Push Mowers with or without electric start L HWY 12 ,, o, Inc. Milbank, SD .. ....Faee.bo0k. SHOTS CAN KILL. Open house bridal shower in Ortonville There will be an open house b'ridal shower for Chelsy Athey, bride-to-be of Cory Stattelman on Saturday, April 16. It will be held at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The couple is registered at Menards, Target, Herbergers and Princess House. (ADVx2) INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Want name on Legion calendar? Call Karn Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calen- dars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Karn at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. ( CheCk out our web site at ) Tuesday, April 5, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 3