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Fir-t: " " die ngltsh concert Apr. Area news est Mr. and Mrs. Dean Sodahl of Maple   Grove, Betty Van Lith of Ortonville, Dave and Barb Anderson concert lowing a plane c rki.s Week WHEATON-The Wheaton City Council and Law Enforcement Labor and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Van Lith of Big  . . 't long tim, will be held at First English April t5 their writing a boo to ti Services have tentatively agreed on a two-year contract for police Stone were all Saturday, March 30th 2002 at 7 p.m. Everyone is w e-Ol'Stillw Dave and Barb Anderson are rain- to attend this ,-. --*, officers. The council during its meeting Thursday went through the Easter dinner guests of Edith Van Lith. cone=! **** contract details with senior officer Michael Johannsen. The initial Sunday afternoon, March 24th isters of the gospel in song and spoken offerino will be takcliiberg . .  se v / Arvilla Brgseth and Judy Roberts'- , word. lemecona : negotiations took place back in January. One change involved the visited Darlene Barnhardt. Their concerts include a mix of , . _.,_frojans-wl hiring of police officers to work for private entities. Under the Easter Sunday, March 31st dinner Daiw]ieidii! O agreement, the given entity will contract with the city for the work guests of Darlene Barnhardt were and the officers will be reimbursed accordingly. The idea is to give the Scott Barnhardt and Darryn, Adam. chief of police some control ovei" the situation under which the Penny, and Garret of Milbank. officers are working. The council and police had earlier agreed to pay Wednesday, April 3rd Elaine to spend their lives in ministry for increases of 2.75 percent for both 2002 and 2003. BOYD--On Friday afternoon, March 29, 2002, the U.S. Post Office in Boyd received officially the new Postmaster in charge who is Brian Bremseth of Madison, who began his duties on March 20, 2002. He was officially installed at Boyd by Robert Steinle of Willmar, Acting Post Office Operations Manager. In addition, the community supported the Open House held Friday afternoon, March 29 with Steinle and numerous Boyd city and community officials and personnel from the community in attendance. Bremseth has served with the postal service for 9-1/2 years at Madison. He is married and he and his wife Tamie have twin sons, Derek and Lucas, both in 7th grade and attending Lac qui Parle Valley High School. Bremseth replaced the prior postmaster, Jeff Gades, who became the new postmaster at Milan. MILBANK, SD--Community members thanked Sen. Tim Johnson at a meeting here Thursday for his work to keep hospital services in Milbank. Johnson has secured a grant of $950,000 in federal funds to help the Northeast South Dakota Health Plan purchase hospital equipment from the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence. Dr Kevin Bjordahl, hospital chief of staff, welcomed Johnson to the meeting and thanked him for his efforts. DAWSON-When it comes to success and commitment to farming, Dan and Missy Struxness stand out from the crowd. They have been recognized by the University of Minnesota as Lac qui Parle County's farm family of the year. On Thursday, March 7, they and 78 other farm families were recognized at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. According to Charles Muscoplat, dean of the College of Agricultural Food and Environmen'tl Sciences, all of the families are very deserving of the recognition. MORRIS-The United States Achievement Academy announced that Matthew Haugen from Morris, has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3, or higher, average. Haugen, who attends Morris Area High School, was nominated for this national award by Cindy Cowan- DeVries, High School Counselor. Haugen will appear in the All- American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. Big Stone City Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 for Easter dinner. American Legion Auxiliary will Delores Bengtson went out to meet April 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the dinner with Wade and Bonnie Swezey Legion clubrooms. Hostesses are and family for Easter-dinner. Delores Violet Griepp and Doris Scoblic. also stopped in at glaelia and Please Auxiliary ladies attend the Stephanie Optiz's in Milbank. Elmer and Charlotte Athey, Keith meeting, ,, Easter wttfi th'ey?and'Mthew Athey spent her familyinWilmot. Easter week-end in Sioux Falls E/wood and Ann Sandbakken from visiting with Cheryl Athey, Kristine Wilmot were coffee guests of Adeline Overberg on Monday, April 1 st. Dora Poppen, Pearl Steege, and Doris Dockter from Milbank and Grace Van Hout had Easter dinner at Louis and Shirley Voeltz's. Lula Hagen's son and wife Jim and Erlyn Hagen of Coon Rapids, daughter and family, Roger and Janell Johnson and family, and Shelley Johnson and Hannah all of Coon Rapids were Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st guests of Lula Hagen. Daughter Julie and Dave Shultis and great-grandson Tanner of Aberdeen were luncheon guests Friday, March 29th enroute to Minneapolis and then also Saturday evening, March 30th. They all came to wish Lula Hagen a happy birthday on Friday, March 29th and to celebrate Easter. Donald and Alice Holtquist had a new grandson Thomas Michael born on April 2nd to Mike and Terri Holtquist. The baby was seven pounds and 12 1/2 ounces and 21 inches long. He joins two sisters at home Amy and Miranda. Grandparents are Don and Falhgren, Arvilla Bergseth, Janice Hinders, Geneve Comero came to Darlene Barnhardt's home to fill out the Auxiliary reports. Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley and Ada Herrmann of Ortonville were Easter Sunday dinner guests of Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Roggenbuck and girls from Inver Grove Heights visited his mother Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge over the Easter week- end. They left on Easter Sunday afternoon for their home. Steve and Sue Roggenbuck of Brooklyn Park also visited his mother Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge and Sue's mother Mrs. Jurgens for the Easter week-end. They left for their home on Easter Sunday afternoon. Marlys Pillatzke from near Nassau and Eleanore Birhle from Northridge called on Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge. Marlys and her husband Jean have just returned from Ireland where they visited their son. On Wednesday morning Father Goblirsch offered a Easter Mass at Northridge. The Mass intention was for the Barr and Olson families, Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge visited Darlerie Barnhardt and Alma Fredrichsen in the dining room for coffee hour on Thursday afternoon, April 4th. Monday afternoon, April 1st the Mother's in Christ prayer group met at Northridge. They prayed for all the residents of Northridge and all the sick people. They closed the prayer meeting with a rosary. Ralph and Lavina Loeschke went to Sioux Falls for a health check-up for Ralph on Friday, March 29th and stayed overnight until Saturday, March 30th. Ralph and Lavina's son Arlyn and Barb Loeschke from St. Joseph, MI also came to Sioux Falls and stayed with Ralph and Lavina. Jerry and Pam Karel and family spent Easter out at the home of Ray Karels in Bellingham. Miles and Dan Rausch from college were home for Easter. The Val and Paula Rausch family hosted a kid's movie night. Miles, Dan, and Brice Rausch went to Lennox, SD to visit their cousins who are visiting from the Netherlands. Miles and Brice are Val and Paula Rausel ns and Daflis Mtle and Lonie Rausch's son. Easter Sunday James and Debra Postal rates to increase June 30 Effective June 30, 2002 new Postal Rates will go into effect. This will mean that a first-class stamp will increase from 34 to 37 cents. A two-ounce letter will go from 57 cents to 60 cents. Other rate changes include post card rates would increase to 23 cents, priority mail rates would increase by 13.5 cents on average and express mail rates will go up by an average of 9.4 pot;cent. Rates for newspapers and mag- azines delivered outside the coun- ty of publication are increasing by an average of 10.3 percent. The exact percentage for newspapers Transformation Plan is expected to the challenges the organization will face in the years ahead. Poor management and cost containment long have been trou- bling issues facing the Postal Service. But the anthrax crisis and the economic recession have created new difficulties, in the form of both increased security costs and a drop in mail volume. The Postal Service has not had a drop in mail volume since the 1930s. Congress and the administra- tion have given the Postal Service Alice Holtquist and Jan Folk. h r th would vary depending on the per- $500 million for fiscal year 2OO2 for Debbie Lewis and e ree " " " il " children from Fargo viitPcl In, rttn cent of advertlsmg, weight, pre- ma safety and seeumty, and .the Mielitz from Saturday "M'arch3Ot'h'to sort level and entry level, president proposed another $87 Tuesday morning, April 2nd Postmaster General John E. million in emergency appropria- Harry Loesch-ke took his" wife Lily Potter will unveil a new plan out- tions. Some Postal observers and went,out to Roger and Ann lining his vision of the future of believe mail volume and revenues Loeschke s for dinner on Friday, the United States Postal Service will return to normal along with March 29th. Roger and Ann's son on April 5, 2002, in a briefing at the U.S. economy, while others Chad and wife Heather and the two the National Press Club. While the believe the Postal Service's prob- grls were nome mere , , or , . ..... :, contents of the new plan are still lems underscore a looming fman- unaay, arcn tst riarry ano Luy ....... unknown, the Postal Services eial crisis Loeschke went to metvm LoescnKe s HUGE DISCOUNTS0000 ON NEW I\\;,1.1' NAME BRAND CLOTHING Sponsored by the Ortonville Jr./Sr. Post Prom Committee 1/_.L Sundal00 April 21, 2002 12.4:10 nOOn to 4.4:10 PM [ Ortonville High School Commons Area / / All sizes Youth to Adult. Brands include Tommy, Niki, Polo, Calvin Klein, A 'l  I Fubu, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and more. Clothing items included   I t-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, fleece, watches and jeans, k Big sale on sweatshirts and new colors in the t-shirts. ' Matching funds from the following: AAL Branches #1931 & #6843 and Lutheran Brotherhood Branch #8392 Hicks went to Clear Lake to be with their daughter Melanie and her husband Christopher and son Zach. Easter week-end visitors at the Arlin and Verna Angerhofer's home were Julia and Cindy Angerhofer of Brookings and Greg and Leann Barnett and Tommy of Sioux Falls. Additional afternoon guests were Judith Giese of Benson and Elaine Deutschman and daughter Theresa of Windom. Easter Sunday Brian and Judy Frevert and Darshell went to Judy's mother's Alice and Orrin Anderson's of Milbank. Grandma Amanda Jensen, Judy's youngest sister Michele Lund and family, and Judy's niece Amanda were all there also. Volkenant named to Creighton list Creighton University student Kristilynn Volkenant of Odessa has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll for academic achievement during the first semester of the 2001-2002 academic year. Full-time students who achieve a grade-point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll. Creighton University is an independent, Catholic, comprehensive university operated by the Jesuits, who have a 500-year tradition of excellence in education. Creigbton has been ranked at or near the top of Midwestern universities in the U.S. News & World Report magazine's "America's Best Colleges" edition for more than a decade. The University is located in Omaha, NE. Check out our web site at" much of 27 years, they respond by saying, "God calls each one to serve Him in different ways, He has called us to serve with music." The Andersons also share their personal experiences in their walk with God including their rescue from the icy waters of the Bering Sea fol- The children Swenson are 50th wedding for their parents to April 21st at Appleton from 2 All friends invited. H d' oeuvres, punch and wine will I served. F, Ch. h  . Sled Cxmia F. Bw e l There will be a short program before dinner. Dinner music will be provided for your enjoymcnL Dance music will be provided by Swingttme Band. The Dance will be open to the public for a $5.00 donauon per I. Please call The Big Stone Health Care Foundation 0fice at (320) caail All F0cls wl go t0 the Big Stone i=lth Creundat Advertising slxms0 by Minnwest Bank and The Rer00inder... To Business Fi 0000002 DUES FOR Big toneL Page 2b  INDEPENDENT