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NG 99 29 5026 IFORNtA AVE SEATTLE WA S8 36-1 ff, f,,f,,l-,,H-,H.,.f,,MTt.J.l,,,M,",,,hd! Ortonville =Town with a heart" =A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" The Birch Coulee Craftsmens' Fair award for his entertainment stand. He Junior Zach Giossi received a first was held Wednesday, May 10 at the also won a first place blue ribbon and place blue ribbon for his entertain- Benson High School in Benson, with an purple "instructor's choice" rib- ment stand. a number of students from Ortonville bon. Joe Kellen, a junior, brought home High School participating. Elijah Larson, a freshman, took a second place ribbon for his enter- The Craftsmens' Fair is held each second place and won an "instructor's tainment center. year to showcase the best wood craft choice'' purple ribbon for his dresser. All the projects were constructed projects created by high school stu- Keinen Bousquet won first place, a out of solid oak. dents. Following the fair, the OHS blue ribbon for his TV stand. These students are under the projects were on display in the school Bousquet is also in ninth grade, instruction of Wayne Knudson at commons for the public to view. Sophomore Brandon Nelson cap- OHS. Freshmen Jordan Roggenbuck wontured a first place "premium" ribbon the coveted "Craftsman of the Year' for his night stand. HONORING LIVES LOST AT SEA, during ceremonies held Monday, Memorial Day, were members of the Big Stone Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3964 and the Ladies Auxiliary. Pictured from left to right are Gary Dinnel, Liz Ketz, Bob Carlson, Ann Mattison, Mike Dorry, Ginger Athey, David Dinnel and Dan Welberg. The flags that lined the pier were constructed by Gene Hausauer. al ctorian, tatorian Fuglies honored for foster care work VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN FOR THE OHS CLASS OF 2010 were Kaylee Helgeson, left, Valedictorian and Michael Winther, Salutatorian. Kaylee is the daughter of Harley and Ellie Helgeson and Michael is the son of Steve and Mary Winther. at 5 p.m. The filing period for filing for fed-Also up for election this year are eral, state and Big Stone County the Soil and Water Conservation ended at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1. District Supervisors for Districts 1 As of press time Monday, June 1, and 5. Filing for District 1 is Scott those who have filed for County Gillespie and for District 5 is Lon offices include: District 2 incumbent Moen. Wade Athey, District 4 incumbent Candidates for state and federal Roger Sandberg, County Attorney offices include: U.S. Representative William Watson, County Auditor District 7, State Senate District 20, Michelle Knutson, County Treasurer State Representative District 20A; Cindy Nelson, County Recorder Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of Elaine Martig and County Sheriff State, State Auditor, Attorney General John Haukos. and several judicial offices. The Big Stone County Soil and work here recently. Water Conservation District (SWCD) Tony Wild is the new Soil Conser- and the Natural Resources Conserva- vation Technician with the NRCS in tion Service (NRCS) have welcomed Big Stone County. Tony was born and two new employees that began their raised in the glacial farmland of central TWO NEW EMPLOYEES have began their work with the SWCD and NRCS offices in Big Stone County. Shown above are Tony Wild, left, Soil Conservation Technician with the NRCS and Darrin Welle, right, District Technician for the SWCD. Big Stone County Family Services honored families who provide foster care in the county during May Foster Care month for opening their hearts and homes to children and adults in need. Family services thanks Linda and Del Fuglie of Ortonville for providing "Treatment Foster Care" services. Treatment foster care helps children with special needs that puts them at risk of being placed in a more restrictive setting such as~.~ correctional facility or a residential treatment program. Admission to treatment foster care is based on the recommendation of a licensed professional who is qualified to direct treatment and is familiar with the child's individual needs. Treatment foster parents are willing to accept children who need a higher level of service and require increased involvement and supervision. Treatment foster parents are committed to working with the child, parents, and the treatment team to develop and implement in-home strategies. In order to provide treatment foster care, a foster parent must meet additional licensing criteria. Treatment care requires having been previously licensed as a foster provider for at least two years. In addition, completion of 30 hours of primary skill development training is required prior to accepting a placement. The Fuglies have been providing treatment foster care to children throughout the state for almost six years through Lutheran Social Services. Wisconsin where he developed an in- terest in agriculture and conservation. Wild attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he studied Land Use Planning and Soil Science receiving a Bachelors Degree in 2007. His work experience with conservation began as a Pheasants For- ever intern with NRCS in Dodge County Wisconsin in 2007, and later was employed as a interim Soil Con- servation Technician. In the surrtmer of 2008, he moved to Montana where he was employed as a temporary technician in Daniels County. He stayed there until the fall of 2009, when he moved back home and worked briefly for the Mayville Engineering Company, manufacturing shotgun shell reloaders. From there, Wild moved to Or- tonville where he has settled in well with the area and with his new co- workers. "I am excited about my job and look forward to working for, and with, the community," said Wild. Darrin Welle is the new District Technician for the SWCD in Big Stone County. He grew up on a dairy farm in Little Falls, where they milked about 55 cows. Wdle attended college at St. Cloud (Continued on page 3) RECEIVING TOP HONORS at the regional Birch Coulee Craftsmens Fair was held Wednesday, May 19 in Benson. Shown above with their wood projects, left to right are Jorden Roggenbuck, Elijah Larson, Keinen Bousquet and Brandon Nelson. fly Big Stone City, SD residents were treated to a colorful display wind socks flying throughout the month of May at the Russ and Hisa Kilde home. Hisa, who was born in Osaka, Japan, displays the vibrant windsocks in honor of the national Japanese chil- dren's holiday called Tango no Sekku. The holiday happens to be the same day as her son Zane's birthday, May 5. Hisa received the wind socks as a baby gift when Zane was bom. He tumed two this past May 5. The wind socks are shaped like carp and are called koinobori, mean- ing carp streamer in Japanese. They are traditionally flown throughout Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku, the traditional event which is now designated a national holiday, "Children's Day." These wind socks are made by drawing carp patterns on paper, cloth or other nonwoven fabric. They are allowed to flutter in the wind. They are also known as Satsukinobori. Landscapes across Japan are deco- rated with koinobori from April to early May in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. A koinobori set consists of, from the top of the pole down, a pair of arrow spoked wheels with a ball shaped spinning vane, flying-dragon streamer that looks like a windsock, a black koinobori and a red koinobori. If more boys are in the household, an additional blue, green and then purple koinobori are added. The red wind- sock's color can be varied as orange or pink. These carp sets are flown above the roofs of houses with sons, with the biggest (black) koinobori for the father, next biggest (red) for the mother, and ranging down to the smallest carp for the youngest son. City council meetings moved to Media Center City Council meetings will now be held in the lower level of the Ortonville Public Library in the Media Center starting June 7. Meetings are held every first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the pub- lic. IN HONOR OF JAPANESE TRADITION, the Kildes fly bright color- ful windsocks, called koinobori to celebrate the national Children's Day holiday and Zane's birthday in May. Hisa and Zane, 2, Kilde are shown with the windsocks inthe backyard in Big Stone City, SD. These koinobori range from a few the Children's Day holiday. inches long to a few meters long. In The Kildes fly the bright colored 1988 a koinobori measuring 100 windsocks every year throughout the meters in length, weighing 350 kilo- month of May to celebrate both grams was made in Kazo, Saitama. Zane's birthday and the national Children and their families often sing Japanese Children's Day holiday. a famous short koinobori song during