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Highway striping Area news digest operation underway, f'Post" drops motorists use caution MILBANK, SD-Members of the final sixth grade class to graduate from the present St. Lawrence school building will receive their diplomas on Thursday. The diplomas will be awarded at a school mass which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Father Denis Quinkert will officiate. Paula Rausch has been their teacher this year. The graduating class will take part in the liturgy. The school will dismiss for the term at 1:15 p.m. Thursday following which volunteers will be present to help teachers move equipment and books into the new building, which is nearing completion. GRANITE FALLS-According to Randall, conditions look favorable for Clarkfield to be chosen as the wastewater treatment facility provider for Boyd. A meeting took place in Boyd Tuesday morning with representatives of Dawson and Clarkfield to discuss proposed sharing of a wastewater treatment facility between one of the two towns and the town of Boyd. Mayor Jeff Randall and Clarkfield public works director Tom Rolla represented Clarkfield. MONTEVIDEO-Montevideo High School senior Andrew Zenk was a very happy young man after he received the Bertha Bonn Memorial Scholarship at this year's 11th annual Montevideo High School Scholarship Tea held May 19. The scholarship, which totals $7,500 over a four-year period, is the largest awarded in Montevideo. APPLETON-Three Appleton residents have been arrested on various counts of drug and weapons offenses. They are Gustavo Duenaz, 24, and his wife Brenda Edith Duenaz, 24, and her brother Alberto Magana, 31. Based on the information from the criminal complaints, The Press learned the following. In a three month long investigation, heroin, cocaine and marijuana were purchased under the surveillance of the Appleton Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The purchases were made from the people living in two trailer houses located in the Duncan Trailer Court. Two search warrants were obtained relating to the distribution of controlled substances and executed May 18. Joining the previously mentioned law enforcement agencies in the execution of the warrants were the Swift county and Big Stone County Sheriff's Departments and the CEE-VI Drug Task Force. Big Stone City Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Big Stone City Round Table Club met at the Matador Supper Club Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The club members enjoyed their dinner meeting and May basket exchange. Twelve members responded to roll call. Club members will be notified at a later date regarding work schedules for the Inkpa Days food booth. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Ada Herrmann were invited to dinner with relatives at Ike's Chicken Shack on Sunday, May 23. They along with Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley visited Elaine Smith in Browns Valley in the afternoon. They also visited Eddy and Viola Taylor in Sisseton. Ralph and Lavina Loeschke were among other relatives and friends who attended an open house luncheon in honor of Becky Elvecrog's graduation. It was held on Sunday afternoon, May 23 at Gail and Glenda Elvecrog's home. Sunday evening, May 23 Mr. and Mrs. Glifford Christensen visited at the Darwin Andreasen home of rural Odessa. Eldora Nelson, Pearl Pepka, and Justine Anderson played bingo at the Ortonville Senior Center on Tuesday, May 25. Eunice Brotzel accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brotzel Junior of Milbank to Manilla, IA and spent from May 22 to May 24 at the Betty Whitmer home. Lois Werner and Eunice Brotzel received word of the death of their niece Patricia Bevard of Golden Valley. She is the youngest daughter of Bea Koehntopp of Madison. Janice Wolf visited Jean Thompson Friday, May 21. Wanda Koepke from Milbank visited Jean Thompson Saturday, May 22. After the Bible study in Milbank at Vi Berkner's on Wednesday morning, May 26 11 ladies drove to LaBoR for dinner and went sightseeing in the area. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wentworth visited Mrs. Wentworth's brother Herman Robbinson at the Villa in Morris on Thursday, May 27. They also visited Herbert Jacobsons at Morris. Ruth Lauster's daughter Loy Norris from Long Island, New York came Monday, May 24 to visit her mother Ruth Lauster. Ruth's other daughter Sandra Bogenrief of Osakis came Saturday, May 29 to spend the day with Ruth and Loy. Loy went back Sunday, May 30. Loy Norris's son and Ruth Lauster's grandson Mark Wilson Norris graduated the 22nd of May from the University of Texas at Austin, TX. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Spanish. Carol Ackerman of Artas, SD visited former classmate Shirley Voeltz at Shirley's home in Big Stone. They then went to Corona, SD for supper. They met Judy Frerichs and Kristen Unruh for supper. The awards program and graduation ceremony were held Wednesday evening, May 26 at the Big Stone School. There was a special graduation ceremony for the eighth grade students. It was followed by a reception for them in the school lunch room. Tuesday, June 1, students at the Big Stone School are having a roller skating party in the morning, family potluck picnic for lunch, and games in the afternoon. This is the last day of school. Tuesday afternoon, May 25 visitors of Darlene Barnhardt were Marilyn Athey and Gail Johnson. Thursday forenoon, May 27 Russell and Janet Athey of Custer, SD visited Leo and Darlene Barnhardt. Thursday afternoon, May 27 Darlene Barnhardt visited Alma Fredrichsen, Anna Arends, and other friends at Northridge. Friday, May 28 Russell and Janet Athey of Custer, SD, Lawrence and Arvilla Bergseth of Ortonville, Aaron and Sharon Smith and Leo and Darlene Barnhardt had a noon luncheon at the Matador. Saturday morning, May 29th visitors of Leo and Darlene Bernhardt were Tom and Sandy Rice and Scott and Ann Barnhardt and Darrly, Adam, Penny, and Garret. If the above phrase accurately describes your experience with hearing instruments. We understand. Call us for a complete hearing health consultation, 1-888-443-2748 Toll Free (I HEAR IT) LOCATED AT: Senior Citizen Center, Ortonvllle Thursday, June 10 & 24 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. i Finally, Hearing Instruments That Work! 348 W. Main St. (Behind Bursch Travel) Marshall 507-537-9480 Montevideo 320-269-8155 The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today that highway striping gets underway this week near Willmar. Mn/DOT urges motorists to use caution when approaching or following the moving work zone this summer. The slow moving operation, consisting of a bright green striper truck and a follow truck, will pull over when large volumes of traffic backs up behind them. If you need to pass, make sure you have enough clearance to pass the entire operation so you don't get in between the follow truck and striper truck. The follow truck carries a flashing message board identifying the presence of the work zone, provides a gap which allows paint dry time and carries supplies. Many maintenance operations this summer will be done under traffic, and motorists are reminded that highway workers will be working close to the flow of traffic. Work zones can be very dangerous if caution and good judgement are not used. Rear-enders caused by driving too fast, following too close and sudden stops are the major cause of crashes in work zones. Court report (Week of May 17th, 1999) DNR Dennis George Joki, Mound, Walleye Under 14", Fined $45, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Robert Melvin Roeglin, St. James, Trans Fillet w/o Patch, Fined $25, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF James Alan Gerber, Lakeville, Theft- Property Under $20, Fined $700, Stayed $650, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $510, Jail/Prison: 30 days Stayed 90 Days for 1 yrs. MINNESOTA HWY PATROL Steven Dean Dragt, Ortonville, Speeding 69/40, Fined $95, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Jonathan Bennett Buchin, Clinton, Seatbelt Violation, No MN Registration, Fined $70, Surcharge $50, Court Costs $25. ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. Georgette Geneva Hagen, Odessa, Speeding 78/55, Fined $65, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Dene Jeffery Ohm, Bellingham, Expired Plates, Fined $15, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Scott James Schwantes, Hutchinson, Open Bottle Passenger, Fined $145, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Such a small world it is, indeed. Several weeks ago, we made mention in our Odds 'n Ends column of an old friend, Dean Bunn, now of Brooklyn Center, but formerly of Montevideo. He has long been a master of magical tricks and has performed his tricks for thousands over the years. One of our newer readers, but a long-time friend, Corwin Holmquist, read this piece, and since we have learned that Dean and Corwin are cousins, but haven't seen or heard of each other for a number of years. Upon seeing the Bunn article in our column, Corwin wrote to Dean, and then Dean wrote to us. We reprint those letters here, the first being that written by Corwin: ***** Good Morning, Cousin Dean Bunn, It certainly has been a long time--in fact, if we were to meet on the street, I'm sure we would continue, each on his own individual way, without a sign of recognition. So much for all that water that's gone over the dam... For many years I've foregone the Ortonville INDEPENDENT, the reason being that the old and familiar names had all but disappeared from the pages of the home town sheet. When Aunt Esther and Cousin Eleanor (Gustafson) Monson departed from Ortonville, there went my direct contacts with the old Home Town. Well, last year, brother John and I got together at Corn Fest time and drove up to Ortonville for a five day commiserative period I had suggested following the loss of his beloved wife, Erdine. Before leaving to return home, I made it a point to contact Jim Kaercher to re-start my subscription to the local weekly. And I'm glad I did, too. I spotted the article Jim wrote in the April 6th issue about you and your second career as a magician, along with your letter to him. Reading about you brought back a flood of memories of the past. Like the times when Aunt Martha would visit our family, followed by her marriage to David Bunn and subsequently their coming to visit us from time to time. We met here and there, and we heard of your Boy born to Engebretsons Chad and Kristen Engebretson of Brookings, SD, are parents of a boy, Michael Allen, born Saturday, May 15. Grandparents are Bruce and Dianne Engebretson of Strandburg and Marlow and Judy Klepel of Odessa. Extension report Carrie Olson, County Extension Educator CONGRATULATIONS 4-H SENIORS Graduation means many things to many people. Some look at it as a rite of passage. Schools look at it as completing a set of requirements. Others look at graduation as a new beginning. Parents look at it as more room in the house. And still others look at graduation as making the big break. I would like to share with you what I think about graduation. Graduation to me is a time for accomplishing goals and setting new ones. It is a milestone in life. At graduation, one has completed at least a fifth of their life. Much of this time was spent learning and growing. Many youth spend their extra time contributing to their community and learning to be active citizens. I work with several youth who have contributed much of their life to helping others and learning about themselves. Working with the 4-H youth development program I have the opportunity to work with many fun, exciting, and interesting youth from across the county and crossing many school districts. Like others I get the opportunity to see the youth grow and become responsible people. Many of the people I will be naming have been excellent models and leaders to other youth who look to them as role models. I have also seen them grow from shy individuals to people who will get in front of a group of people and be able to handle themselves with grace and ease. These people have also taken many leadership roles which will help them in the future to be productive citizens where ever they live. At this point I would like to name the people I have been talking about and wish them the best for the coming new step in their lives. The Lakers - Becca Reisdorph (Ortonville) - Elizabeth Thompson (Ortonville) - Kristin Weber (Ortonville) Odessa Jolly Workers - Shelley Haggerty (Ortonville) Toque Troopers - Amy Farweli (Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley) - Christina Kleindl (Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley) Thank You to all of the seniors who have put many volunteer hours into a program that they value highly. A word for the graduates: "You will do many great things and make a difference in the world with all of your experience and expertise you have gained in 4-H and all the other experiences you have had during your years in school." Congratulations, Graduates !! second career, that of being a pretty accomplished magician, and did follow for a time the fortunes of the Bunns, but passage of time and distances involved soon dried up the information lines. We sure did lose track of each other. And, I've been sorry about that, as well. John still subscribes to the INDEPENDENT, so he will be reading about you as soon as the "snail mail" services deliver his copy. In the meantime, I've sent an E-mail message to him so he will be looking for the item. As you know, John took it upon himself to write a family "tree" record on both the Stokke and Holmquist branches. He did well, considering the odds against obtaining data from the far-past. So, the purpose of my writing to you is to let you know that your notoriety has been duly noted by the Holmquist (survivor) who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, (I just turned 80 this month...never thought I'd survive this long, either!) and that it gave me a measure of pleasure reading about you. I assume that you have retired from your long time No. 1 job with M.R.C. and are now enjoying the extra time to practice feats of magic. Anyway, cheers, and stay healthy for the golden years... With Warmest Regards, Corwin Holmquist ***** Hi Jim: It's me again, April 20th found us in Windom, where we performed for the Good Samaritan Communities of Windom at Sagge Memorial Center. The staff, and the volunteers, and the residents were there. We did forty-five minutes of feats of magic, comedy and juggling. About two hundred people were there, and a good time was had by all. We're back there next year the Good Lord willin'! Yesterday had a wonderful thrill. Got a letter from my cousin, Corwin Holmquist. Probably fifty years we've seen each other. And all because of The Independent. There is so much of interest in Corwin's letter, that this write has just taken the liberty of copying same, and am enclosing it. Ironically, was in Madison, WI the 22nd. Could have walked past Corwin On All BEDDING PLANTS & FLOWERS - Sale starts June 1st - - Starting at 68 - COMPUTERIZED LANDSCAPING DESIGNS AffFa00 00adto Lawn Care & Der(A) Landscaping North Hwy. 15 Milbank, SD 605-432-6313 Open Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday 8 a.rn. . Noon Page 2b INDEPENDENT without knowing Our daughter, husband, Don old daughter, by She was born with a and goes to the St. ', Center, in Madison, she was fitted with s that re-shapes her two more times completes the difficult and thank tl with and they've Lexi. And the he: along with Brenda drive back home. Hudson, WI, onl home - was Wisconsin State had clocked me at Frankly don't fight city hall. Told about Lexi, but it we were fined to injury, a small altimeter in place, out. The power amp light came happened in Madison and cost repaired, so it was day around. Had planned, go to the circus Wisconsin on the Rock, in went out the Wll Thursda, ever go back to Jim, do you of the April Independent, reference? Wouh have a copy of st would find a "scrapbook." Have back over 50 years work and the photograph album "Red" Skelton, Burns, Bob Hope, williams, Jr., and Jr., Bill and ronald and Nancy Bush, Jimmy Gerald Ford to wishes to you Dean We would like to thank everyone for coming away party. It is very hard to say goodbye to friends and to a wondeculcommunity like B, Our family enjoyed flying here for the A specialthankyou andgoodbye to are my day care families. We will miss all o but we will hold all of our wondef-ul hearts. qhanks again for everything. Always last forever Hope to see everyone often. Fergus Falls, stop in/ Love, Scott, Marilyn, Aleese, Collin and 514 West Cavour Ave., FeJus 00Vhen You're Flying Solo, You Need Health Coverage That Won't Let You Down. A lot of people take off on their own to between jobs, or self-employed. Recent graduates. Eady retirees. But just because you're going it alone, coverage to leave you hanging. For over 60 years, Minnesota has been providing individual coverage, AWARE CARE that offer you: . Deductible and benefit options to fit your unique Minnesota's largest physician network. . The freedom of worldwide coverage. Lit& or no paperwork. If you're flying solo, you need a health plan that won't let' out more about our individual coverage call the agent listed beloW. TOM OAKES 21 Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3928 @. BlueCross BlueShidd of Minnesota lIslered marks Of the Blue Cross arid Blue Shield Assoatio. @ 1993 Blue Cross and Btue ield of Minnesota. TuesdaY' Highway striping Area news digest operation underway, f'Post" drops motorists use caution MILBANK, SD-Members of the final sixth grade class to graduate from the present St. Lawrence school building will receive their diplomas on Thursday. The diplomas will be awarded at a school mass which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Father Denis Quinkert will officiate. Paula Rausch has been their teacher this year. The graduating class will take part in the liturgy. The school will dismiss for the term at 1:15 p.m. Thursday following which volunteers will be present to help teachers move equipment and books into the new building, which is nearing completion. GRANITE FALLS-According to Randall, conditions look favorable for Clarkfield to be chosen as the wastewater treatment facility provider for Boyd. A meeting took place in Boyd Tuesday morning with representatives of Dawson and Clarkfield to discuss proposed sharing of a wastewater treatment facility between one of the two towns and the town of Boyd. Mayor Jeff Randall and Clarkfield public works director Tom Rolla represented Clarkfield. MONTEVIDEO-Montevideo High School senior Andrew Zenk was a very happy young man after he received the Bertha Bonn Memorial Scholarship at this year's 11th annual Montevideo High School Scholarship Tea held May 19. The scholarship, which totals $7,500 over a four-year period, is the largest awarded in Montevideo. APPLETON-Three Appleton residents have been arrested on various counts of drug and weapons offenses. They are Gustavo Duenaz, 24, and his wife Brenda Edith Duenaz, 24, and her brother Alberto Magana, 31. Based on the information from the criminal complaints, The Press learned the following. In a three month long investigation, heroin, cocaine and marijuana were purchased under the surveillance of the Appleton Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The purchases were made from the people living in two trailer houses located in the Duncan Trailer Court. Two search warrants were obtained relating to the distribution of controlled substances and executed May 18. Joining the previously mentioned law enforcement agencies in the execution of the warrants were the Swift county and Big Stone County Sheriff's Departments and the CEE-VI Drug Task Force. Big Stone City Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Big Stone City Round Table Club met at the Matador Supper Club Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The club members enjoyed their dinner meeting and May basket exchange. Twelve members responded to roll call. Club members will be notified at a later date regarding work schedules for the Inkpa Days food booth. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Ada Herrmann were invited to dinner with relatives at Ike's Chicken Shack on Sunday, May 23. They along with Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley visited Elaine Smith in Browns Valley in the afternoon. They also visited Eddy and Viola Taylor in Sisseton. Ralph and Lavina Loeschke were among other relatives and friends who attended an open house luncheon in honor of Becky Elvecrog's graduation. It was held on Sunday afternoon, May 23 at Gail and Glenda Elvecrog's home. Sunday evening, May 23 Mr. and Mrs. Glifford Christensen visited at the Darwin Andreasen home of rural Odessa. Eldora Nelson, Pearl Pepka, and Justine Anderson played bingo at the Ortonville Senior Center on Tuesday, May 25. Eunice Brotzel accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brotzel Junior of Milbank to Manilla, IA and spent from May 22 to May 24 at the Betty Whitmer home. Lois Werner and Eunice Brotzel received word of the death of their niece Patricia Bevard of Golden Valley. She is the youngest daughter of Bea Koehntopp of Madison. Janice Wolf visited Jean Thompson Friday, May 21. Wanda Koepke from Milbank visited Jean Thompson Saturday, May 22. After the Bible study in Milbank at Vi Berkner's on Wednesday morning, May 26 11 ladies drove to LaBoR for dinner and went sightseeing in the area. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wentworth visited Mrs. Wentworth's brother Herman Robbinson at the Villa in Morris on Thursday, May 27. They also visited Herbert Jacobsons at Morris. Ruth Lauster's daughter Loy Norris from Long Island, New York came Monday, May 24 to visit her mother Ruth Lauster. Ruth's other daughter Sandra Bogenrief of Osakis came Saturday, May 29 to spend the day with Ruth and Loy. Loy went back Sunday, May 30. Loy Norris's son and Ruth Lauster's grandson Mark Wilson Norris graduated the 22nd of May from the University of Texas at Austin, TX. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Spanish. Carol Ackerman of Artas, SD visited former classmate Shirley Voeltz at Shirley's home in Big Stone. They then went to Corona, SD for supper. They met Judy Frerichs and Kristen Unruh for supper. The awards program and graduation ceremony were held Wednesday evening, May 26 at the Big Stone School. There was a special graduation ceremony for the eighth grade students. It was followed by a reception for them in the school lunch room. Tuesday, June 1, students at the Big Stone School are having a roller skating party in the morning, family potluck picnic for lunch, and games in the afternoon. This is the last day of school. Tuesday afternoon, May 25 visitors of Darlene Barnhardt were Marilyn Athey and Gail Johnson. Thursday forenoon, May 27 Russell and Janet Athey of Custer, SD visited Leo and Darlene Barnhardt. Thursday afternoon, May 27 Darlene Barnhardt visited Alma Fredrichsen, Anna Arends, and other friends at Northridge. Friday, May 28 Russell and Janet Athey of Custer, SD, Lawrence and Arvilla Bergseth of Ortonville, Aaron and Sharon Smith and Leo and Darlene Barnhardt had a noon luncheon at the Matador. Saturday morning, May 29th visitors of Leo and Darlene Bernhardt were Tom and Sandy Rice and Scott and Ann Barnhardt and Darrly, Adam, Penny, and Garret. If the above phrase accurately describes your experience with hearing instruments. We understand. Call us for a complete hearing health consultation, 1-888-443-2748 Toll Free (I HEAR IT) LOCATED AT: Senior Citizen Center, Ortonvllle Thursday, June 10 & 24 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. i Finally, Hearing Instruments That Work! 348 W. Main St. (Behind Bursch Travel) Marshall 507-537-9480 Montevideo 320-269-8155 The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today that highway striping gets underway this week near Willmar. Mn/DOT urges motorists to use caution when approaching or following the moving work zone this summer. The slow moving operation, consisting of a bright green striper truck and a follow truck, will pull over when large volumes of traffic backs up behind them. If you need to pass, make sure you have enough clearance to pass the entire operation so you don't get in between the follow truck and striper truck. The follow truck carries a flashing message board identifying the presence of the work zone, provides a gap which allows paint dry time and carries supplies. Many maintenance operations this summer will be done under traffic, and motorists are reminded that highway workers will be working close to the flow of traffic. Work zones can be very dangerous if caution and good judgement are not used. Rear-enders caused by driving too fast, following too close and sudden stops are the major cause of crashes in work zones. Court report (Week of May 17th, 1999) DNR Dennis George Joki, Mound, Walleye Under 14", Fined $45, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Robert Melvin Roeglin, St. James, Trans Fillet w/o Patch, Fined $25, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF James Alan Gerber, Lakeville, Theft- Property Under $20, Fined $700, Stayed $650, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $510, Jail/Prison: 30 days Stayed 90 Days for 1 yrs. MINNESOTA HWY PATROL Steven Dean Dragt, Ortonville, Speeding 69/40, Fined $95, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Jonathan Bennett Buchin, Clinton, Seatbelt Violation, No MN Registration, Fined $70, Surcharge $50, Court Costs $25. ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. Georgette Geneva Hagen, Odessa, Speeding 78/55, Fined $65, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Dene Jeffery Ohm, Bellingham, Expired Plates, Fined $15, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Scott James Schwantes, Hutchinson, Open Bottle Passenger, Fined $145, Surcharge $25, Court Costs $15. Such a small world it is, indeed. Several weeks ago, we made mention in our Odds 'n Ends column of an old friend, Dean Bunn, now of Brooklyn Center, but formerly of Montevideo. He has long been a master of magical tricks and has performed his tricks for thousands over the years. One of our newer readers, but a long-time friend, Corwin Holmquist, read this piece, and since we have learned that Dean and Corwin are cousins, but haven't seen or heard of each other for a number of years. Upon seeing the Bunn article in our column, Corwin wrote to Dean, and then Dean wrote to us. We reprint those letters here, the first being that written by Corwin: ***** Good Morning, Cousin Dean Bunn, It certainly has been a long time--in fact, if we were to meet on the street, I'm sure we would continue, each on his own individual way, without a sign of recognition. So much for all that water that's gone over the dam... For many years I've foregone the Ortonville INDEPENDENT, the reason being that the old and familiar names had all but disappeared from the pages of the home town sheet. When Aunt Esther and Cousin Eleanor (Gustafson) Monson departed from Ortonville, there went my direct contacts with the old Home Town. Well, last year, brother John and I got together at Corn Fest time and drove up to Ortonville for a five day commiserative period I had suggested following the loss of his beloved wife, Erdine. Before leaving to return home, I made it a point to contact Jim Kaercher to re-start my subscription to the local weekly. And I'm glad I did, too. I spotted the article Jim wrote in the April 6th issue about you and your second career as a magician, along with your letter to him. Reading about you brought back a flood of memories of the past. Like the times when Aunt Martha would visit our family, followed by her marriage to David Bunn and subsequently their coming to visit us from time to time. We met here and there, and we heard of your Boy born to Engebretsons Chad and Kristen Engebretson of Brookings, SD, are parents of a boy, Michael Allen, born Saturday, May 15. Grandparents are Bruce and Dianne Engebretson of Strandburg and Marlow and Judy Klepel of Odessa. Extension report Carrie Olson, County Extension Educator CONGRATULATIONS 4-H SENIORS Graduation means many things to many people. Some look at it as a rite of passage. Schools look at it as completing a set of requirements. Others look at graduation as a new beginning. Parents look at it as more room in the house. And still others look at graduation as making the big break. I would like to share with you what I think about graduation. Graduation to me is a time for accomplishing goals and setting new ones. It is a milestone in life. At graduation, one has completed at least a fifth of their life. Much of this time was spent learning and growing. Many youth spend their extra time contributing to their community and learning to be active citizens. I work with several youth who have contributed much of their life to helping others and learning about themselves. Working with the 4-H youth development program I have the opportunity to work with many fun, exciting, and interesting youth from across the county and crossing many school districts. Like others I get the opportunity to see the youth grow and become responsible people. Many of the people I will be naming have been excellent models and leaders to other youth who look to them as role models. I have also seen them grow from shy individuals to people who will get in front of a group of people and be able to handle themselves with grace and ease. These people have also taken many leadership roles which will help them in the future to be productive citizens where ever they live. At this point I would like to name the people I have been talking about and wish them the best for the coming new step in their lives. The Lakers - Becca Reisdorph (Ortonville) - Elizabeth Thompson (Ortonville) - Kristin Weber (Ortonville) Odessa Jolly Workers - Shelley Haggerty (Ortonville) Toque Troopers - Amy Farweli (Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley) - Christina Kleindl (Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley) Thank You to all of the seniors who have put many volunteer hours into a program that they value highly. A word for the graduates: "You will do many great things and make a difference in the world with all of your experience and expertise you have gained in 4-H and all the other experiences you have had during your years in school." Congratulations, Graduates !! second career, that of being a pretty accomplished magician, and did follow for a time the fortunes of the Bunns, but passage of time and distances involved soon dried up the information lines. We sure did lose track of each other. And, I've been sorry about that, as well. John still subscribes to the INDEPENDENT, so he will be reading about you as soon as the "snail mail" services deliver his copy. In the meantime, I've sent an E-mail message to him so he will be looking for the item. As you know, John took it upon himself to write a family "tree" record on both the Stokke and Holmquist branches. He did well, considering the odds against obtaining data from the far-past. So, the purpose of my writing to you is to let you know that your notoriety has been duly noted by the Holmquist (survivor) who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, (I just turned 80 this month...never thought I'd survive this long, either!) and that it gave me a measure of pleasure reading about you. I assume that you have retired from your long time No. 1 job with M.R.C. and are now enjoying the extra time to practice feats of magic. Anyway, cheers, and stay healthy for the golden years... With Warmest Regards, Corwin Holmquist ***** Hi Jim: It's me again, April 20th found us in Windom, where we performed for the Good Samaritan Communities of Windom at Sagge Memorial Center. The staff, and the volunteers, and the residents were there. We did forty-five minutes of feats of magic, comedy and juggling. About two hundred people were there, and a good time was had by all. We're back there next year the Good Lord willin'! Yesterday had a wonderful thrill. Got a letter from my cousin, Corwin Holmquist. Probably fifty years we've seen each other. And all because of The Independent. There is so much of interest in Corwin's letter, that this write has just taken the liberty of copying same, and am enclosing it. Ironically, was in Madison, WI the 22nd. Could have walked past Corwin On All BEDDING PLANTS & FLOWERS - Sale starts June 1st - - Starting at 68 - COMPUTERIZED LANDSCAPING DESIGNS AffFa00 00adto Lawn Care & Der(A) Landscaping North Hwy. 15 Milbank, SD 605-432-6313 Open Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday 8 a.rn. . Noon Page 2b INDEPENDENT without knowing Our daughter, husband, Don old daughter, by She was born with a and goes to the St. ', Center, in Madison, she was fitted with s that re-shapes her two more times completes the difficult and thank tl with and they've Lexi. And the he: along with Brenda drive back home. Hudson, WI, onl home - was Wisconsin State had clocked me at Frankly don't fight city hall. Told about Lexi, but it we were fined to injury, a small altimeter in place, out. The power amp light came happened in Madison and cost repaired, so it was day around. 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