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r Interactive map of State Water Trails makes online debut TIM LARSON is the son of RYAN JANKORD is the son NATASHA HALL is the JOSEPH KELLEN is the son CODY PETTYJOHN is the Richard and Deanna Larson. of Debby Jankord. He enjoysdaughter of Scott Hall and of Floyd and Dawn Kellen, He son of Terry and Joy Pettyjohn. He has been active in football, four-wheeling and spending Annette Wiseman. While in has been active in track while Heenjoys dirt biking and work- baseball, band, pep band, time with family and friends, school she has been employed at OHS and has been on the B ing on his car. While in school drama and BPA. Tim has beenFollowing graduation he plans at St. Williams Care Center in Honor Roll. While in school he he has been employed at on the A Honor Roll and hason continuing his educationMilbank, SD. Natasha plans on has been employed on the Subway. Following graduation lettered in both football and with his Major undecided, working following graduation, family dairy farm, A and M Cody plans on working for a baseball, While in school he Construction and Granite Falls year and then attending school has been employed at Subway. Greenhouse and Garden at a Vocational Technical Following graduation Tim Center. Following graduation College. plans on continuing his educa- he plans on attending tion at a Bible School. Minnesota West Community and Technical College for Fluid Power Technology. U il Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge be many other prizes given away. bait, is free. Come join the fun! We together with the Minnesota Depart- Casting contests will be scheduled guarantee that the fishing, eating and ment of Natural Resources Fisheries to begin with the 4-6 year old group be- prizes will be great. The catching part will be hosting the 1 lh Annual Youth ginning at 9:45 a.m. Contests for the 7- is up to the kids and the fish! In the Fishing Day on Saturday, May 21. The 10 and 11-14 year old groups will be event Of bad weather Fishing Day will event will be held from 9 a.m. to ap- held at approximately 10:30 a.m. and be held at the Refuge Headquarters proximately 1 p.m. at a pond stocked 11:30 a.m. with prize drawings and west of Odessa, approximately one with game fish along the Refuge Auto largest fish awards to follow. Lunch mile south of the intersection of High- Tour Route. The event is open to all will be available on a continuous basis way 75 and Big Stone County Road 19. youths 14 years old and younger. All beginning around 11 a.m. The mission of the U.S. Fish and children must be accompanied by an Kids should bring their own rod, Wildlife Service is working with oth- adult, reel and tackle. However, a very lim- ere to conserve, protect and enhance A tank of various fish species will ited number of rods will be available, fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats be on hand to learn identification and It is suggested that appropriate for the continuing benefit of the Amer- handling. Youths can fish in the pond footwear be worn due to slippery rocks ican people. We are both a leader and and there will be casting contests, min- and the presence of cactus nearby. The trusted partner in fish and wildlife con- now races, an environmental education Refuge requests that each child be pre- servation, known for our scientific ex- game and an opportunity for everyone registered by May 18. Children that cellence, stewardship of lands and to view living microscopic pond life are not pre-registered are still welcome natural resources, dedicated profes- through microscopes. A light lunch will to attend but late registrations are not sionals and commitment to public serv- also be provided to all that attend, guaranteed giveaway bags. Please call ice. For more information on our work Prizes will be awarded for largest the Refuge office at 320-273-2191 to and the people wlao make it happen, fish in several categories and for the register, visit" casting contest winners and there will Everything, including lunch and Ads move products! 86% of community newspaper readers rely on ads in their paper to find local bargains. National Newspaper Association readership study, Spotlight on the Reader call 1 (800) ml The Minnesota Department of for paddlers and boaters to plan out- Natural Resources (DNR) has ings and find new adventures." released a new online interactive map The new digital map format pro- to help people explore the Minnesota vides paddlers and boaters with an State Water Trail system, which opportunity to create a customized offers 4,400 miles for canoeing, map and to take advantage of the con- kayaking, boating and camping along nections between Water Trails and rivers and in Lake Superior. other public lands, such as State The interactive map includes all Parks, State Trails, Wildlife 32 State Water Trails, in addition to Management Areas, and State public water accesses and campsites Forests. DNR still distributes free along each route. The map makes it paper maps as well. easy to zoom, search, and pan and to "We were honored to win the 2009 find and print information about American Trails 'Winning Website' facilities, national award, and the DNR Water "Minnesota is the state of pad- Trails program continues to improve riling," said Mel Baughman, presi- its online trip-planning features," said dent of the Minnesota Canoe Forrest Boe, deputy director of the Association. "We are fortunate to DNR Division of Parks and Trails. have thepremierWaterTrails system "Also, we will soon launch an in the nation. There is a DNR Water upgrade to the river level reports on Trail within about an hour of almost our website." anywhere in the state. These new Look for the new interactive map interactive maps will make it easier at: Mn/DOT announces ending dates for spring load restrictions The Minnesota Department of er affects roadway strength. These Transportation has identified ending dates are established by monitoring dates for spring load restrictions in roadway strength as weather condi- all six of the Minnesota's frost zones: tions change. All changes are made Southeast--May 2 with a minimal three-day notice. Twin Cities Metro--May 2 For more information on spring South--May 9 load restrictions, visit Central--May 11 or call 1- North central--May 13 800-723-6543 in the United States North--May 13 and Canada, or 651-366-5400 in the Road restriction maps indicating Twin Cities Metro area. the locations of weight restricted Travelers in Minnesota can get up- routes and state highways open to to-date information on road condi- maximum 10-ton axle weights are lions, construction and weather listed at reports from Mn/DOT's 511 traveler ale. information service. Dial 5-1-1 or go The ending dates for spring to the website at restrictions are based on how weath- [ INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] to register new kinde/garteners will take placeon from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the kindergarten room D122 of the James Knoll Elementary School in Ortonville. ***'k* Children must be five years old 0n or before Sept. 1, 2011 to be eligible for kindergarten attendance during the 2011-2012 school term. Original copies of birth certificates and immunization records are needed for registration verification. The child's social security number will also be requested. Both parent and child are welcome to attend! Please come at your convenience, Call the elementary office at (320) 839-6181 if you are unable to attend. Repair or Replacement .Free Pickup and Delivery 100% Customer Satisfaction Every Car Vacuumed and Washed We Work with All Insurance Companies YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP BIG STONE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICE held a poster contest for the Ortonville Elementary stlJ-II~IIF ',' %COLLISION & GLASS FaY Webs,er..d L,.d. oggenb.cke II dents promoting Earth Day, April 22. The students made posters on grocery bags, which were used for bag- ginggroceriesatHartmansSuperValu. Earth Day poster winners are shown above. In front from left to right CENTER, INC. Ourlarge in-stock selection of I are Karli Reiffenberger and Lexi Hynnek-Kindergarten, Keely Foley and Carter Powell-lst Grade. Second row .............................. left to right are Isaac Hernandez-2nd Grade, Holly Bellefeuille-3rd Grade, Brianna Kirchberg and Megan Steve and Cinda Roxxe~buck over 200 windshields means Radermacher-fourth grade. Back row left to right are Kelsie Ehrenberg and Madysen Stegner-fifth grade and II 09 SE Second St.-- Ortonville, MN 56278 Emma Ostlund and Tyler Ruby-6th Grade. Not pictured is Lauren Hicks-second grade andCaitlyn Schellberg- I[ ~~i5 Toll Free 888-819-2255 faster service for you/ third grade. T :iii: The OHS Music Department Presents Its Annual... ....... ~ii~ :i~ m p.. IN THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ay ORTONVILLE HIGH Featuring the Jazz Bands, Junior and Senior High Bands, under the direction of Mr Matt Lamb. J:.:, .... ...:.:.:.:.... Page 2b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, May 3, 2011