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occur until after tle 1998 crop year. d . .,.,,, t Many farmersaremakingtheir Cancer Relay For Life Area news grain marketing decisions based on . expected price increases due to a short crop in 1998 resulting from El Nino. MONTEVIDEO-Ven the normally placid Chippewa River inundated Smith Addition last spring, the swirling waters washed away a treasured way of life in the neighborhood for many people. Many have chosen since then to take advantage of a government buy-out program to relocate to higher, drier locations. Retired Lac qui Parle County Assessor Bob Holzheimer is one of those who will relocate, moving his house to a new lot he has purchased in the 1400 block on Oak Drive as soon as the road weight restrictions are lifted. But when he moves, Holzheimer will take with him something he never knew existed until the river's current scoured away a cover of dirt last year. The rushing waters uncovered what appear to be several old granite grave markers lying along Holzheimer's south property line, nearly to the river's edge. The markers, many of which are now entangled in the roots of small trees which have grown along the property line, were laid end-to-end with some concrete curbing interspersed for about 100 feet along the property line near the river. Holzheimer stumbled upon his find while he was preparing to move his house, which was built in the mid-1950s. GLENWOOD-The keystone arch bridge in Terrace has received much attention through the years by historians an passersby. This summer the bridge will be receiving much attention from construction workers as a major bridge renovation project is becoming a reality. A green light has been given for the project which includes the renovation of the stone arch bridge. The replacement of Bridge 1816 on County Road 21, the construction of a spillway weir circling the dam area and the renovation of the stone arch bridge observation deck. The two primary reasons for restoring the stone arch bridge are to provide a safe walkway across the fiver and to enhance the historic significance of the Terrace Mill area. MONTEVIDEO-Joshua Conrad Behymer, 19, permanent address unknown, is being held in Chippewa County Jail on felony charges of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree, terroristic threats and domestic assault. Informed that the defendant had "crack" cocaine in his room at a motel in Montevideo, law enforcement officers entered the motel room early the morning of April 21. The confiscated several plastic straws that had been cut in half, a razor blade, a white powdery substance and a three-foot length of steel pipe which he allegedly kept by the motel door and took in his hand when he would answer the door. A woman who had been. ]lying with the defendant for two or three weeks and lived with him at the motel had contacted a Montevideo police officer saying the defendant had threatened to kill her and other members of her family. She also said that he had been physically violent in the recent past. When the defendant left the motel room earlier that evening, she had taken the opportunity to flee. Based on the observations of university climatologists, we could have very favorable growing conditions in many areas in 1998. This could result in ,normal or even above normal production and lower grain prices. Farmers are advised to look for grain marketing opportunities in the coming months. Study Club meets again on May 20th By Dolores Christensen, Secretary/Treasurer Thirteen members and one guest were in attendance at the April 15, meeting of the Ortonville Study Club held at The Matador. Hostessing the 11:30 a.m. luncheon was Barbara Johnson and Mary Jane Sanborn. Evelyn Nolop presented her program to the group in the person of Master Gardener Bob Dybvig. Bob received his Master Gardener Certificate in 1983 and has put his expertise to work serving on the Golf Board, Park Board, First English Church, etc. resulting in a more beautiful Ortonville. The horticultural interest didn't just happen, Bob's family are nursery people dating back to his grandfather who homesteaded from Norway in the Colton, SD area. Bob and Marilyn came to Ortonville in October of 1960 and he is still enjoying his work at the Golf Course entering into the 9th year. At present Bob is especially interested in hardy shrub roses, some of the most hardy coming out of Canada. Hardiness is defined by the plants ability to rid its roots of moisture. In our area we can get by with zone 3-4 plants sometimes by choosing a protected area. Don't over fertilize roses, they like water but ease up before winter, Dybvig advised. In the growing of trees he has had good luck with seedlings of Burr Oaks and Ohio Buckeyes, evidence of this can be seen at the golf course. With the help Walkers and runners will go for a 12 hour period in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society's Relay for life. On August amS of family members, , colleagues and friends at the OrtonvilleTrack for an overnight relay against cancer. Participants may camp out around the track and, when they aren't taking the their turn walking, jogging or run- ning, take part in all the activities and entertainment. Anyone can participate in the Relay For Life. Some people join for the exercise, others for the cama- raderie and fun. Some join to cele- brate cancer survivorship, while many participate in honor of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer. Teams are asked to collect dona- tions before the event. The money raised enables the American Cancer Society to expand its services to can- cer patients and their families, to Court report (Week of April 20, 1998) BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Kevin Lee Frazier, Oklahoma City, OK, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Dean Lorain Leighton, Hancock, Speeding 68/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Michael Bruce Mehlhoff, Beardsley, Burglary-Third Degree, Burglary/Third Degree, Fined-$500, Jail/Prison: 60 days. Supervised Probation 10 yrs. Michael Bruce Mehlhoff, Beardsley, No Valid Drivers License, Fined $100. Jeremy John Andrews, Johnson, Consumption/Non-Driver, Fined $45, Surcharge $30, Court Costs $15. offer more educational programs about reducing people's cancer risk, and to fund cancer research pro- .grams. The Relay For Life, however, is much more than a vehicle for rais- ing money. "Relay For Life is as much an awareness-raiser as it is a fundraiser," RELAYql l I I| A TEA/Mi EVENT TO FIGHT CANCER $i7, Court Costs $15. Shana Ruth Homrighausen, Ortonville, Consumption/Non-Driver, Fined $45, Surcharge $30, Court Costs $15. Kelly Jo Pearson. Madison. Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Catherine Teresa Snyder, Grand Forks, ND. Speeding 75,55, Failure to says Big Stone chair, Monte MathesOn. the participants will bcc vivors. Their Relay is proof of the been made not only jn rates, but in the ing For more it a Relay for Life regis Appear, DL Suspending0 Duane Ellsworth Speeding 69/55, $18.50, Court Costs $15. Doreen Louise Speeding 50/30, Fined $20, Court Costs $15. Markets No. 1 Wheat Soybeans Corn ....................... May 5, No. 1 Wheat Soybeans Corn ........... Big Stone County in declining popu The Minneapolis Star Tribune released a report last month on the Census Bureau's estimates for increases and decreases in population for the state of Minnesota. The biggest decrease in population is Big Stone County, which lost 9.5 percent of its population between 1990 and 1997. Other counties in Minnesota area also declines. Lac qui showed a 9.2 declined 4.1 County, 4.7 percent. ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. Michael Bruce Mehlhoff, Beardsley, Consumption/2nd-Non-Driver, Fined $200. PAY OFF CREDIT CARD Extension -- and interest of 4-H and Girl Scout Weston Llewellyn Lien, Alexandria, Credit Problems OK groups future plans are to start a Driving After Suspension, Fined $150, _ butterfly garden. We will all be Surcharge $22.50, Court Costs $10. 1 Day PrLpprova| , looking forward to that spectacular Fixed Rates John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 FERTILIZER WITH SEED DOESN'T HURT CORN Applying fluid fertilizer in contact with corn seed at planting had no negative effect on emergence or yield in a three-year University of Minnesota study. The study took place at the U of M Southern Experiment Station at Wasca and Southwest Experiment Station at Lamberton. USE CAUTION ON ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WEATHER "El Nino" has gotten a lot of attention in recent months and is being blamed for almost anything that results in abnormal weather. Most climatologists agree that El Nino is having an 'impact on our global and United States weather. However, we must be cautious not to make too many definite assumptions about the probable weather for the 1998 growing season. Many of the top agricultural climatologists are now suggesting that the current El Nino pattern is indicating a cool, wet spring weather scenario for the upper Midwest. Some climatologists feel that we may have a "window" of warmer, drier weather in mid April and then g.o into the cool, wet weather pattern m late April and May. This type of forecast indicates that growers need to be prepared for corn and soybean Three fluid fertilizers (4-10-10), 7- 21-7, and 10-34-0) were each applied at rates of 5, 10, and 15 gallons per acre. The corn was planted so that the fluid fertilizer was placed in the seed trench. The probability of soil coming between the fertilizer and the seed in the planting operation was low. In each of the three years, there was no negative effect on emergence or yield,' even at the 15-gallon-per- acre rate. In evaluating this information, it's important to realize that soil moisture levels were relatively high at planting each year. Some stand reduction may have occurred if the soil at seed depth had been dry at planting time. The results show that seed-placed fertilizer can substitute for the more traditional starter placement. Corn growers who find that starter fertilizer attachments will not work for their production situation may want to choose a seed-placed option. In evaluating this option, it's important to remember that the risk of damage decreases as soil moisture content at planting increases. planting as soon as soil conditions are fit in April. A lack of significant ground frost in most areas should make earlier planting easier. The winter of 1998 has been one of the warmest on record in many areas. According to the climatologists, this does not necessarily mean that we will have a warmer than-normal summer. About two-thirds of the time the following summer has been normal or cooler. Most climatologists agree that the sight, the group had some questions and enjoyed the Master Gardener's presentation very much. Roll call was the sharing of a funny joke or story. President Sanborn chose Darlerie Mikkelson, Pat Kunz and S.i, gne Kelly to serve on the nominating committee. Next meeting will be May 20th, location to be announced with Evelyn Nolop aCk,0!9r s Christ nee n Meeting adjourned. MINNESOTA HWY. PATROL Brian Mitchell Anderson, Rosholt, SD, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $1&50, Court Costs $15. Charles Patrick Block, Aberdeen, SD, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge Attention... Custom.made mme Matting & Prints Stop In ..... Big Sto,',e county upper Midwest will probably experience warm, dry weather at some  at;, thio point after the current El Nino pattern Special Collection e breaks up. 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