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N onrDucv.wEn,000000ommuEn, ND NT land rezoning denied Bo00d of . =,u three separate 6.wah the relocation of ?al its regular meet-  only crowd , as Jim Strege  the crowd. 2 pick, it always _'not in my back- : rezoning of 15 /tltfs Ortonv!!le from trial. 'There s e man's junk is , and beauty is Older. At what an eyesore?" i Officer Darren next step fol the to figure out if an tSment worksheet antn ,, ted for the pro- ! oard should look at ; to thiscan ,, ' "-'e will be envi- motion to proceed with the EAW was then made, which failed 2-3, with Commissioners Dick Lane, Bruce Swigerd and Dave Torgerson casting the dissenting votes. Following the second failed motion, a petition with more than 200 signatures in opposition to the move was presented to the board by Richard Papasso, who lives near the proposed site A third motion, this one to rezone the land without mention of an EAW, also failed 2-3 with Commissioners Lane, Jeanne Krueger and Torgerson casting dissenting votes. In other business, County Engineer Darrell Pettis spoke to the board on inappropriate comments he were told- had been made by Board Chariman Dave Torgerson at Clinton's Penguin Bar regarding Pettis' performance. Pettis addressed the board, "If Daye has a problem with me it should be brought up at the board meeting and not the liquor store." According to Pettis, Torgerson responded to Pettis' comments stating it had been someone else who had been talking about Pettis being paid too much and being difficult to work with. Also, the board set a public hearing on proposed tobacco ordinances for Big Stone County. The first hearing on the ordinances, which include identifying youth viola- tors, performing compliance checks, and fines for those caught using tobac- co under the age of 18, will be held at the board's regular meeting July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Doctor of Medicine degree for Barr grandson The regents, faculty and the Nice walleyes, weather, for this year's MWC tournament eu aq ulSfYig ufmWa;ii ,!!ikiii p' 1I g DS n MWhelbLlevne;:mtfeud.fa"tu  . . . ws .nr p pp on Btg Stone. Lake,. wtth 1,026 Metenw,'utL. cott anti Attic. amtit, ol for thetr" good d,,! .... =.,th'" ,,,,.... --,,,,r, to walleyes weighed m both days, Ortouvflle. were .371h, hm Scherer. of to weigh', in" elfhr the, t,nne nr th weighing a total of 1,939.4 pounds. Ortonvflle and Tcfld Scherer of Mma, canoist toward their total The area's weather cooperated, and SD were 60th, Terry and John Oakes. Windy" weather. Sunday" kept -..th, hundreds turned out to watch the of Ortonville were 691h, Sonny and . , . __ waves rolhng m, but the 200 teams weigh-ms .both.days, even Sunday as Mary Arudt of Ortonville finished stuck it out until the end. The waves me wmti stleo up a lItle,more man 1281h, Mike Reiffenberger and Scott and rocking around in the live wells me ,average wmi.eye c op . , Roelke of Ortonville were 1571h, and throughout the day had little effect on latmg home nrst pmce ana a pay- Brent Hasslen of Ortonville and the fish, as all but 11 were released check worth $13,000 was the team of Ritchie Seidell of Big Stone City were alive. Roger Meyer and Joel Willette ot 1791h S v r 1 n ! s " ......... e ea a ger. commented m watertown, u. lne parr nau. nme Two anglers in the tourney reeled interviews alxmt how wonderful the fish for the two days, we!ghing m at a in more than they had hoped for on Big Stone Lake area was, and that total of 32.151unds, whb was near- Saturday, as Gregg Holman of theywill be looking forward to next |tYnVer? pounas aneaa oI me nearest 'Andover and Richard Lentz of years competition. Robert Btxlin and Scott Mann of  1 II l Red Wing traveled home with second  l l place, as their two day total of eight  l l fish weighed in at 25.90 pounds, net-  l [] l ting them $7,500.   l Taking third place and a $5,000  F l check was the Escanaba, MI team of  M [] l Lynn tlanisko and David KlaseU.   [] 1 Trailing close behing the second place   [] 1 finishers, the pair stwo day total from   I 1 eight fish was 25.45 pounds.  1  Several local teams also faced off  ,  against the pros On their home tuff,  f. : including the team of Robert and Jay :- Ross of Ortonville, taking seventh |-|. "" place in the tourney with seven fish Ik: over two days, weighing 23.75 pounds. Other locals in the money included "lm Giese of Ortonville, who took tenth place with his partner Tom Giese of Canby. Their nine fish weighed 23.70 pounds, tying with the ninth place finishers. Dick Benson of Clinton took 16th place with his partner Steve Mord of Wheaton, and Benson also won sec- ond place in the big th pot with his whopping 8.54 pound walleye, finish- ing behind the 9.12 pound winner aughtby Jay Janny of Eagle, WI and Fishing contest picking up speed After a slow week two in the Ortonville Independent fishing con- test, week three picked up a bit. In the bullhead category, which saw tough competition this week, Bob Johnson of Ortonville came out the winner, weighing in his 2 pound 11 ounce beauty at Bud's Bait of Ortonville, beating the nearest fish by a mere three ounces. The week's one perch came from Keith Kindelberger of Ortonville, e Said. graduating class of the University of weighing in at 12 ounces at Bud's ey Bill Watson Circulars inside M i n n e s o t a Bait. '. should be done Medical School A 9 pound northern topped the ts tnatle, and there * OHS Endeavors announce that weight list in that category this week, done after." * Bumper to Bumper William O. brought in to SoDak Park Resort of ."-, nlade to rezone * Purple Cross Insurance Haug, Jr., is a Wilmot, SD by Arnie Speichinger of the EAW, which candidate for the Wilmot. Seond. A second ,, k LOCALS BOB AND JAY ROSS took home seventh place out of the 200 teams in this year's tourney. The two caught seven walle,es over the two days, weighing in at 23.75 pounds. See more photos ins,de. Vandalism, accident occur in Ortonville Sunday Vandalism and an accident were relxrted in Ortonville over the week- end, Ixth on Sunday near the city's King Koin Laundromat. At approximately 11 a.m. Sunday morning, the Ortonville Police Department received a report of van- dalism committed at the laundromat sometime Saturday evening or early Sunday. Police records indicated three holes had been punched in the walls and report of an accident along Ortonville's Main Street near the laun- dromat. Police records indicated a 1991 GMC pickup, driven by Michael Meijer of Watertown, SD, had been turning into the laundromat parking lot when it was struck from behind by a 1979 Pontiac, driven by a 17-year- old juvenile. Damage to the pickup is estimated at $750, and the Pontiac is reportedly   degree of Doctor No walleyes were weighed in this of Medicine. last week, bringing the contest end Haug is a jackpot to $130. Perch remains at graduate of the $115, while the northern jackpot is University of $130 and bullheads $100. North Dakota .....  where he received his Bachelor of Science Sandberg, Botker t i Degree in Biology, graduating ! presented the John Philip Sousa award for the .at Ortonville High Schoofat the school's recent me daughter of Jerome and Andrea Kaiser of Big Summa Cum Laude. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Billy will begin a three-year residency at the Duluth Family Practice Center in Duluth. He is the grandson of Sam and Helga Barr, Ortonville and the son of Bill and Joanne Hang, Grand Forks, ND. MEMORIAL I)AY Our time to remember... May 31, 1999 j honored by UMM In an effort to recognize and award top students from west central Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, Morris has initiated the Chancellor's Book Award. Each valedictorian and salutatorian from area high schools will be presented with a $25 gift certificate. These awards will be redeemable at the UMM Bookstore regardless of the college choice of the award recipients. The following students are recipients of the UMM Chancellor's Book Award from the Ortonviile High School: Grant Botker and Scott Sandberg. County magazine collection June 14 Big Stone County's semi-annual catalog, magazine and used clothing collection normally held in May, will be held Monday, June 14. Watch the Ortonville Independent for exact times and locations. Thoreson accepted to Alex Tech Aaron Thoreson has been accepted to Alexandria Technical College in the Law Enforcement program. Classes begin Aug. 23. Aaron is the son of Karen Nelson of Big Stone City, SD, and David Thoreson of Richfield. ceiling of the business, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ortonville Police Department at 839-6161. Also on Sunday at shortly after 1 pJn., the police department received a a total loss. Meijer was taken to Ortonville Hospital alter complaining of head and neck pain, was treated and later released. Seed mats need notbe removed Ortonville residents who have had seed mats placed along their boule- vards due to the street project will not need to remove them once grass begins to grow through. The mats are biodegradable and do not need to be removed from lawns. ARION MUSIC AWARD WINNER for 1998.99 is Jamie Swensen. The award, presented annually to an outstanding senior in vocal music, was given at the recent spring vocal concert, lamie has participated in many vocal ensembles, large groups, and contests throughout high school as well as being a soloist in contest and local concerts. She wfllbe attend. ing Concordia College in the fall and is the daughter of Jerome and Judy Swensen of Bellingham. N onrDucv.wEn,000000ommuEn, ND NT land rezoning denied Bo00d of . =,u three separate 6.wah the relocation of ?al its regular meet-  only crowd , as Jim Strege  the crowd. 2 pick, it always _'not in my back- : rezoning of 15 /tltfs Ortonv!!le from trial. 'There s e man's junk is , and beauty is Older. At what an eyesore?" i Officer Darren next step fol the to figure out if an tSment worksheet antn ,, ted for the pro- ! oard should look at ; to thiscan ,, ' "-'e will be envi- motion to proceed with the EAW was then made, which failed 2-3, with Commissioners Dick Lane, Bruce Swigerd and Dave Torgerson casting the dissenting votes. Following the second failed motion, a petition with more than 200 signatures in opposition to the move was presented to the board by Richard Papasso, who lives near the proposed site A third motion, this one to rezone the land without mention of an EAW, also failed 2-3 with Commissioners Lane, Jeanne Krueger and Torgerson casting dissenting votes. In other business, County Engineer Darrell Pettis spoke to the board on inappropriate comments he were told- had been made by Board Chariman Dave Torgerson at Clinton's Penguin Bar regarding Pettis' performance. Pettis addressed the board, "If Daye has a problem with me it should be brought up at the board meeting and not the liquor store." According to Pettis, Torgerson responded to Pettis' comments stating it had been someone else who had been talking about Pettis being paid too much and being difficult to work with. Also, the board set a public hearing on proposed tobacco ordinances for Big Stone County. The first hearing on the ordinances, which include identifying youth viola- tors, performing compliance checks, and fines for those caught using tobac- co under the age of 18, will be held at the board's regular meeting July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Doctor of Medicine degree for Barr grandson The regents, faculty and the Nice walleyes, weather, for this year's MWC tournament eu aq ulSfYig ufmWa;ii ,!!ikiii p' 1I g DS n MWhelbLlevne;:mtfeud.fa"tu  . . . ws .nr p pp on Btg Stone. Lake,. wtth 1,026 Metenw,'utL. cott anti Attic. amtit, ol for thetr" good d,,! .... =.,th'" ,,,,.... --,,,,r, to walleyes weighed m both days, Ortouvflle. were .371h, hm Scherer. of to weigh', in" elfhr the, t,nne nr th weighing a total of 1,939.4 pounds. Ortonvflle and Tcfld Scherer of Mma, canoist toward their total The area's weather cooperated, and SD were 60th, Terry and John Oakes. Windy" weather. Sunday" kept -..th, hundreds turned out to watch the of Ortonville were 691h, Sonny and . , . __ waves rolhng m, but the 200 teams weigh-ms .both.days, even Sunday as Mary Arudt of Ortonville finished stuck it out until the end. The waves me wmti stleo up a lItle,more man 1281h, Mike Reiffenberger and Scott and rocking around in the live wells me ,average wmi.eye c op . , Roelke of Ortonville were 1571h, and throughout the day had little effect on latmg home nrst pmce ana a pay- Brent Hasslen of Ortonville and the fish, as all but 11 were released check worth $13,000 was the team of Ritchie Seidell of Big Stone City were alive. Roger Meyer and Joel Willette ot 1791h S v r 1 n ! s " ......... e ea a ger. commented m watertown, u. lne parr nau. nme Two anglers in the tourney reeled interviews alxmt how wonderful the fish for the two days, we!ghing m at a in more than they had hoped for on Big Stone Lake area was, and that total of 32.151unds, whb was near- Saturday, as Gregg Holman of theywill be looking forward to next |tYnVer? pounas aneaa oI me nearest 'Andover and Richard Lentz of years competition. Robert Btxlin and Scott Mann of  1 IIl Red Wing traveled home with second  l l place, as their two day total of eight  l l fish weighed in at 25.90 pounds, net-  l [] l ting them $7,500.   l Taking third place and a $5,000  F l check was the Escanaba, MI team of  M [] l Lynn tlanisko and David KlaseU.   [] 1 Trailing close behing the second place   [] 1 finishers, the pair stwo day total from   I 1 eight fish was 25.45 pounds.  1  Several local teams also faced off  ,  against the pros On their home tuff,  f. : including the team of Robert and Jay :- Ross of Ortonville, taking seventh |-|. "" place in the tourney with seven fish Ik: over two days, weighing 23.75 pounds. Other locals in the money included "lm Giese of Ortonville, who took tenth place with his partner Tom Giese of Canby. Their nine fish weighed 23.70 pounds, tying with the ninth place finishers. Dick Benson of Clinton took 16th place with his partner Steve Mord of Wheaton, and Benson also won sec- ond place in the big th pot with his whopping 8.54 pound walleye, finish- ing behind the 9.12 pound winner aughtby Jay Janny of Eagle, WI and Fishing contest picking up speed After a slow week two in the Ortonville Independent fishing con- test, week three picked up a bit. In the bullhead category, which saw tough competition this week, Bob Johnson of Ortonville came out the winner, weighing in his 2 pound 11 ounce beauty at Bud's Bait of Ortonville, beating the nearest fish by a mere three ounces. The week's one perch came from Keith Kindelberger of Ortonville, e Said. graduating class of the University of weighing in at 12 ounces at Bud's ey Bill Watson Circulars inside M i n n e s o t a Bait. '. should be done Medical School A 9 pound northern topped the ts tnatle, and there * OHS Endeavors announce that weight list in that category this week, done after." * Bumper to Bumper William O. brought in to SoDak Park Resort of ."-, nlade to rezone * Purple Cross Insurance Haug, Jr., is a Wilmot, SD by Arnie Speichinger of the EAW, which candidate for the Wilmot. Seond. A second ,, k LOCALS BOB AND JAY ROSS took home seventh place out of the 200 teams in this year's tourney. The two caught seven walle,es over the two days, weighing in at 23.75 pounds. See more photos ins,de. Vandalism, accident occur in Ortonville Sunday Vandalism and an accident were relxrted in Ortonville over the week- end, Ixth on Sunday near the city's King Koin Laundromat. At approximately 11 a.m. Sunday morning, the Ortonville Police Department received a report of van- dalism committed at the laundromat sometime Saturday evening or early Sunday. Police records indicated three holes had been punched in the walls and report of an accident along Ortonville's Main Street near the laun- dromat. Police records indicated a 1991 GMC pickup, driven by Michael Meijer of Watertown, SD, had been turning into the laundromat parking lot when it was struck from behind by a 1979 Pontiac, driven by a 17-year- old juvenile. Damage to the pickup is estimated at $750, and the Pontiac is reportedly   degree of Doctor No walleyes were weighed in this of Medicine. last week, bringing the contest end Haug is a jackpot to $130. Perch remains at graduate of the $115, while the northern jackpot is University of $130 and bullheads $100. North Dakota .....  where he received his Bachelor of Science Sandberg, Botker t i Degree in Biology, graduating ! presented the John Philip Sousa award for the .at Ortonville High Schoofat the school's recent me daughter of Jerome and Andrea Kaiser of Big Summa Cum Laude. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Billy will begin a three-year residency at the Duluth Family Practice Center in Duluth. He is the grandson of Sam and Helga Barr, Ortonville and the son of Bill and Joanne Hang, Grand Forks, ND. MEMORIAL I)AY Our time to remember... May 31, 1999 j honored by UMM In an effort to recognize and award top students from west central Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, Morris has initiated the Chancellor's Book Award. Each valedictorian and salutatorian from area high schools will be presented with a $25 gift certificate. These awards will be redeemable at the UMM Bookstore regardless of the college choice of the award recipients. The following students are recipients of the UMM Chancellor's Book Award from the Ortonviile High School: Grant Botker and Scott Sandberg. County magazine collection June 14 Big Stone County's semi-annual catalog, magazine and used clothing collection normally held in May, will be held Monday, June 14. Watch the Ortonville Independent for exact times and locations. Thoreson accepted to Alex Tech Aaron Thoreson has been accepted to Alexandria Technical College in the Law Enforcement program. Classes begin Aug. 23. Aaron is the son of Karen Nelson of Big Stone City, SD, and David Thoreson of Richfield. ceiling of the business, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ortonville Police Department at 839-6161. Also on Sunday at shortly after 1 pJn., the police department received a a total loss. Meijer was taken to Ortonville Hospital alter complaining of head and neck pain, was treated and later released. Seed mats need notbe removed Ortonville residents who have had seed mats placed along their boule- vards due to the street project will not need to remove them once grass begins to grow through. The mats are biodegradable and do not need to be removed from lawns. ARION MUSIC AWARD WINNER for 1998.99 is Jamie Swensen. The award, presented annually to an outstanding senior in vocal music, was given at the recent spring vocal concert, lamie has participated in many vocal ensembles, large groups, and contests throughout high school as well as being a soloist in contest and local concerts. She wfllbe attend. ing Concordia College in the fall and is the daughter of Jerome and Judy Swensen of Bellingham.