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~i' The 212 Regiment Marching Band Four students' essays were chosen from visit to Washington, D.C. Claressa is marched in the Memorial Day Parade YME High School to have the oppor- the grandaughter of David and Elouise in Washington, D. C. Students from tunity to lay a wreath on "The Tomb of Klages. Ortonville Yellow Medicine East High School in The Unkown Solider". Following is Chelsea's essay, which Granite Falls were among the band ClaressaThielen,daughterofJackie was selected as one of the top four members. (nee Klages) and Larry Thielen from from YME High School, earning her a One of the qualifiers for the band Granite Falls, had her essay chosen, chance to go to Washington, D.C. and members was to write an essay on: She will have the opportunity to place be part of the Regient Marching band. "The Tomb of The Unknown Solider". a wreath on the grave during the band's "The tomb of the Unknown Soldier" NINE STUDENTS FROM ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ORTONVILLE received their First by Clareesa Thielen People don't recognize soldiers as often as they should, unless the person serving is someone they know like a daughter, son, sibling, a friend, or pos- sibly even the one they want to spend the rest of their life with. People don't take into consideration how critical their job actually is. I used to look at a soldier as a per- son who fights in a war. However, there is more to it than just fighting. A soldier When a person is strong- willed no matter how far the distance may be, about their future employment as an you can face it together. adolescent, and regards fighting for One soldier believed that his mission your country, it shows that they have involved battling 'thugs and hood- one goal in mind. to be in the military, lums'. His opinions were that the wars No one and nothing would change their in Afghanistan and Iraq were about mind about going into the forces. Sol- keeping the world safe from those peo- diers have two main commitments, pie. He stated that he never wanted his They don't have a choice but to be daughter, his wife, or anyone else in the committed to their duty. Their first world to have to live with that kind of commitment is the military, to give one- evil that he had seen overseas. He gave hundred and ten percent 24/7. Another his life doing what he believed in. believes in their country, believes in commitment is their family. Families Communion on Sunday, April 25. Pictured above in front from left to right are Christian Waiters, Lindsey himself, and believes in others. The encourage them through the thick and Hartman, locelyn Meyer, Emily Ross and Allie Reiffenberger. Back row left to right are Eddie Thomes, Peter views of a soldier's qualities may dif- thin. It is always hard to say goodbye to Treinen, Father Bob Goblirsch, Steven Hills and Caden Anderson. fer from person to person. A true soldier loved ones. knowing you won't see shows dedication and loyalty toward each other for a long time. The family their country. Soldiers put their life at stake for.each and every individual. A soldier wouldn't get very far in life without his/her braveness. When they face their frightening moments and dif- ficult trials, they don't have much of a choice but to get through them. Brav- ery isn't about NOT being scared. Be- cause every soldier is afraid of the .consequences that shine before them. Bravery is about being scared, knowing that you are scared, and getting through the struggles and difficult times. Hav- ing that bravery goes for every day cit- izens as well. Veterans say that the experience is worthwhile. You gain self, discipline and respect for not just your country but within yourself too. You COULD gain so much by being a soldier, but there is of a soldier that has been deployed has another side of his/her duty that you mixed feelings about the decision. In have to always consider. You COULD one hand, they strongly believe in what lose everything that you ever had in the he/she stands for. The other side shows end. I would never be able to be a sol- a constant fear and anxiety. When you dier. I couldn't take the discipline and know the consequences of being a sol- the consequences they face. I think this dier you can't help but doubt your de- opportunity would be a great experi- cision you made together. It is a huge ence for me to show respect to the sol- change from seeing your loved one diers that are fighting in the war, from a day-to-day basis to rarely at all. veterans who have fought in previous Distance interferes with their relation- wars, soldiers that have died for their ship, but it is said that distance makes country, and for the unknown soldiers the heart grow fonder. The family and that never came home. the deployed man/women face strug- gles and fears. Nevertheless. together, I INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! I ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH IN ROSEN AND ST. JOHN'S PARISH IN ORTONVILLE confirmed 22 students at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville on Saturday, April 24. Bishop LeVoir was the celebrant of the ceremony. Pictured above in front from left to right are Grace Pillatzki, Philip Adelman, Nicole Kirchberg, Vanessa The League of American Bicyclists cycling as a healthy, environmentally- of Minnesota. a new statewide bicycl9 Kirchberg and Olivia Karels. Second row left to right are Alex Sis, Brandon Nelson, Joseph Mathes, Jacob recently announced that Minnesota has friendly transportation alternative for advocacy group that helped increase Henrich, Colin Plathe and Bridget Walsh. Third row left to right are Father Bob Goblirsch, Isaac Oakes, Luke been named the fourth most bicycle commuting to work or school and safe the number of certified bicycles in- Hartman, lessica Mielitz, Erica Stattelman, Michael Papasso and Bishop LeVoir. Back row left to right are friendly state in the nation--up from bike riding in general, structors from five to more than 50 last Brandon Carlson, Tate Messmer, Charily Taffy, Isaac Nelson, Taylor Iones and Chase Kuefler. the number five slot that the state held "Many events have been plannedyear. herd in Minnesota is 101 cows;in both 2008 and 2009. throughout the state during Minnesota .Creation of partnerships with the month" .each cow in Minnesota produces "Improving and expanding bier-Bike/Walk Week," said Tim Mitchell, city of Minneapolis, the University of an average of 6.1 gallons of milk per cling route options for commuter and Mn/DOT's state bicycle and pedestrian Minnesota Parking Services, the to k day, and more than 2,236 gallons recreational bicyclists provides a safe, coordinator. "Check our Web site Humphrey Institute research staff, SU re a over a year; efficient and enjoyable experience for for Transit for Livable Communities and collectively, Minnesota cowseveryone," said Tom Sorel, Minnesota more information about events planned many other entities in an effort to con- produce over 1000 million gallons of Department of Transportation, com- in St. Cloud, Rochester, Duluth and the duct traffic counts for bicycles. June is a month to celebrate the~ farmers provide our state with .great ..... dairy farming industry in ~nn~spta. resources and ~,cont~jbutes to our:~ nailk annually; " missioner. Twin Cities metro area. .Creation of "Share the Road". For - dairy farmers supply US With'~ilk, " econorh'y, and yet they only mak~ a oui" dairy farmers rank 6th nation- This is the third year that the League "Minnesota is a stand-out state for five years, this nationally recognized cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter, and quarter of the cost that you pay at the ally in milk production; of American Bicyclists ha'S~ awarded its initi~itDe and progress to become bicycle safety education campaign has dairy is the second largest live- Bicycle Friendly State designations, more bicycle friendly," said Andy helped improve awareness of bicycle a rich variety of ingredients for our store for a gallon of milk." stock sector in Minnesota at 24 per- The awards announcement coincides Clarke, league president, laws by both motorists and bicyclists. health. Some statistics about our with preparations for Minnesota's Minnesota improved its ranking due .Development of Complete Streets "The dairy industry in Minnesota Minnesota dairy industry: cent; and has a total annual output of $4.6 bil- there are 4,700 dairy farms in farmers only receive $1.37 on a Bike/Walk Week activities June 5-11, to several factors: policies by many organizations and lion, and creates nearly 40,000 jobs," Minnesota, 99 percent of which are $2.49 pound of cheddar cheese.2010--dates set aside to encourage bi- -Formation of the Bicycle Alliance communities across Minnesota. said Doug Peterson, Minnesota family owned; "Next time you are at the grocery " " Farmers Union President. "The dairyr the average size of a milking store and grab that gallon of milk, or that block of cheese, be sure to think about where it came from and how hard our farmers work to provide us with nutritious dairy products," said Peterson. Per Lb. HALF A HOG ..................... vEu HA. ....................... $2.99 Locally Grown Pork-Per Lb i[~dn~_J uto-Owners Insurance Per Lb Hamburger Patties ......... $2.99 Locally Grown Beef Per Lb -- QUARTERS & SIDES $1.79 u o oa Pioneer's Own - Per Lb $3 99 HICKORY SMOKED BACON .................................................. Tom Kindt Agency 113 NW First Street.Ort0nville, MN CLIMB THEATRE performed at both the Ortonville Elementary School and at the CGB Elementary School on Phone 320-839-6145 Wednesday, May 19. The abovephoto was taken when they performed in Clintom The children loved it and want them back again. (Submittedphoto). ~, CUSTOM BUTCHERING MONDAY-FRIDAY. Emergency (. Tuesday, June 12010 INDEPENDENT Page 7 i Most of the statistics were courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association. USDA Rural Development State over $60 million since the program The amount of a loan guaranteed for a Minnesota Farmers Union Director Colleen Landkamer recently began in 2003. project under this program cannot ex- ( is a nonprofit mem- announced that USDA is seeking up- "The Rural Energy for America Pro- ceed 80 percent of total eligible project bership-based organization working plications to increase the production gram enables owners of small rural costs. to protect and enhance the economic and use of renewable energy sources, businesses, farms and ranches to re- The Repowering Assistance Pro- interests and quality of life of family USDA is accepting applications for duce energy consumption, part of Pres- gram is designed to encourage the use farmers and ranchers, as well as rural grants and loan guarantees in the Rural ident Obama's effort to reduce our of renewable biomass as a replacement communities. Energy for America Program (REAP) reliance on foreign oil and the destabi- fuel source for fossil fuels used to pro- until June 30, 2010. More information lizing effects of a changing climate," vide process heat or power in the oper- on how to apply for funding is avail- Landkamer said. "Through this pro- ation of eligible biorefineries (those able in the April 26, 2010 Federal Reg- gram, farmers, agricultural producers biorefineries in existence on June 18, "~11Ng'f llg/"~ ister. The Rural Energy for America and small business owners will be able 2008 -, the date the 2008 Farm Bill was y-r IIIK: Program provides funds to agricultural to upgrade or replace outdated, ineffi- enacted). 11~ ,e2t~A producers and rural small businesses to cient systems in their operations. That The Bioenergy Program for Ad- AIr0 Jat~x.~~ceoutlet purchase and install renewable energy not only saves money, it supports job vanced Biofuels works to support and systems and make energy efficiency creation in rural Minnesota." ensure expanding production of ad-}, save on your improvements. In addition to the REAP program, vanced biofuels by providing payments L Eligible projects include installing USDA is also planning to accept appli- to eligible advanced biofuels produc- -t'ome t~JLr.""~" renewable energy systems such as cations for three other renewable ca- yrs. Advanced biofuels are derived [ wind turbines, solar, geothermal, bio- ergy programs: the Biorefineryfrom renewable biomass, other than mass, anaerobic digesters, hydroelec- Assistance Program, Repowering As- corn kernel starch. These include cel- tric, and ocean or hydrogen systems, sistance Program and the Bioenergy' lulose, sugar and starch, crop residue, HOURS: M0n.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM I Funding may also be used to purchase Program for Advanced Biofuels. De- vegetative waste material, animal ORTONVILLE MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 hen you buy your life energy-efficient equipment, add insu- tails on how to apply will be released waste, food and yard waste, vegetable .insurance from us lation, and improve heating and cool- later this week in the Federal Register. oil, animal fat, and biogas (including ing systems. In fiscal year 2009, this USDA's BiorefineryAssistance Pro- landfill gas and sewage waste treat- through Auto-Owners program helped fund 1,485 REAPgram provides guaranteed loans, to de- ment gas). 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