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Area news digest MADISON-There has been a blacksmith and welding business located at 212 - 5th Avenue since 1905. A sale on Saturday, June 12 will bring an end to an era where blacksmithing was an essential service farmers needed. Lars Hoihjelle bought the land in 1904 on which he built a building for blacksmithing and repair in 1905. This was the first building to be built in that street in Madison. M's Repair is to be sold by Frankie Mitchell on June 12, 1999, exactly 53 years to the day that Oscar and Marvin Wicks purchased the building from Hoihjelle on June 12, 1946. Marvin bought his dad's half in 1954 when Oscar became ill. Marvin Wicks was born in Willmar and graduated from Canby High School. His father, Oscar Wicks, was a blacksmith with the railroad in Willmar. Oscar had a shop in Porter where he did blacksmithing and welding for about 10 years. BROWNS VALLEY-Becoming an EMT wasn't something Kathy Gibson gave a lot of thought to. It wasn't something she did to meet the requirements of the ambulance crew. She was the Girl Scout leader and the girls couldn't go camping without a First Aid certified person along Since the only class offered in the area was EMT, she took it. She joined the ambulance crew and has been a vital member for 18 years. In recalling the past 18 years, Kathy said her worst nightmare came when she was called to an accident involving her own kids, Susan and Lee. "Thank God I had the training to know what to do," she remembers thinking. If there's one "gift" Kathy could receive for her years of service, it would be to see more people get involved as an EMT. Kathy just can't do it anymore - her hips won't allow it. DAWSON-Inmates at the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton have taken on the task of building an authentic full size Red River oxcart. Work plans for the oxcart were obtained from the Minnesota State Historical Society who has an oxcart on display at Fort Snelling. Contact has been made with the skilled woodworker who built the oxcart at Fort Snelling and has agreed to provide telephone assistance to the prison as needed. Membership dollars from LqP Prairie Preservation will be used to provide materials for the oxcart. Work has begun with the goal of completing the oxcart sometime in August. APPLETON-Francis Brandenburger, 49, of Nassau, was transported to the Swift County-Benson Hospital and then to the St. Cloud Hospital after parts of five fingers were lost after his hand was cut in a farming accident. Brandenburger was working on a plugged hay swather Saturday afternoon, May 29. The accident occurred while he was swathing an alfalfa field and his machine plugged. He attempted to clear the obstruction when his hand was cut. Five fingers were cut above the knuckles, the Swift County Sheriff's Department reported. The Appleton Ambulance and Swift County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident. Big Stone City i I Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 The John Roggenbucks of Spearfish, SD made a surprise visit to Sally Roggenbuck at Northridge on Saturday afternoon, June 5th. They stayed until Wednesday evening, June 9th. They vacationed at Sally's house during that time. Pearl Pepka, Eldora Nelson, Darlene Barnhardt, and Virginia Karels visited Sally Roggenbuck and Other friends at Northridge on Thursday, June 10th. Roger and Sis Torgerson were in the Cities the weekend of June 4th. They visited their daughter Janet Kaufenburg of Little Canada, St. Paul. Arlyn and Barb Loeschke from St. Joseph, MO came on Saturday, June 5th through Tuesday, June 8th to visit Arlyn's parents Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Clifford and Ileen Christensen, Don, Derrick and Kendra Loeschke of Big Stone, and Arlyn and bob Loeschke of St. Joseph, MO all helped Ralph Loeschke celebrate his birthday on Monday evening, June 7th. Ralph's birthday was June 7th. Guests of Edna Kamin of Ortonville and Dorothy Weber of Bellingham for a belated birthday dinner for Ralph Loeschke at the Ortonville Senior Center on Friday, June I lth were Ralph and Lavina Loeschke of Big Stone City, Marge Parker of Ortonville and Allen and Evelyn Lund of Appleton. Eldora Nelson and Connie Voeltz went to Fairmount, ND to see Eldora's son Lynn Nelson and family on Friday, June 1 lth. I I Eldora Nelson went shopping in Milbank on Wednesday, June 9th. Jane Rausch (Mrs. Herman from Hermosa, SD), Jane's daughter Peggy of Sleepy Eye, and Deb (Mrs. Tony Rausch of Milbank) were Sunday, June 6th visitors at the home of Paul and Liane Rausch and family. In the evening Chuck and Theresa Rausch from Rapid City, SD were visitors. These Rausch relatives were in the area to celebrate the Ralph Rog. genbucks 50th wedding anniversary. Shirley Voeltz and Grace Van Hout both of Big Stone and Dora Poppen of Milbank went shopping in Milbank on Friday, June 11 th. On Monday, June 7th Frances Henningson, Caroline Zahn and Arvilla Bergseth visited the Leo and Darlene Barnhardt home. They all ordered a noon meal from Elmer's Dutch treat and celebrated Frances Henningson's birthday. Caroline Zahn brought the dessert. Zachary and Taylor Barnhardt were Friday, June llth and Saturday, June 12th overnight guests at the home of their grandparents Leo and Darlene Barnhardt. Marilyn Athey drove Darlene Barnhardt to Milbank for her appointment at the eye doctor Friday, June 1 ! th. Darlene Barnhardt spent Thursday afternoon, June 10th visiting friends at Northridge. Leo and Darlene Barnhardt were among the many who attended Michael Barnhardt's open house graduation party at his home on Sunday afternoon, June 6th. Michael is their grandson. Marshall and Linda Johnson of Gwinner, SD and Elizabeth Duhn of Grettinger, IA were Saturday afternoon, June 12th luncheon guests at the Ervin Herrmann home. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Hazel Gibson of Beardsley were supper guests at Ada Hermann's home Wednesday, June 9th. Clifford Christensen w:as a visitor Saturday evening, June 12th at the Ervin Herrmann home. Inmates build River Oxcart Inmates at Prairie Correction Facility in Appleton have taken on the task of building an authentic, full size Red River Oxcart? Work plans for the oxcart were obtained from the Minnesota State Historical Society which has an oxcart on display at Fort Shelling. Contact has been made with the skilled woodworker who built the oxcart at Fort Shelling and he has agreed to provide telephone assistance to the prison as needed. Membership dollars from LqP Prairie Preservation will be used to provide materials for the oxcart. Work has begun with the goal of completing the oxcart by sometime in August. Anyone have a spare ox????????? State 4-H says "no" to anti- smoking dollars Minnesota 4-H and the Center for 4-H Youth Development at the University of Minnesota have decided not to compete for money that tobacco giant Philip Morris is making available for campaigns and educational materials to combat Visions Do YOU Want To Impact m m The Future Of This Area.? Attend one of 3 public meetings to help your city and county It shape this area for the next 20 yearsl Local demographic statistics and information will be provided to help us develop measurable goals and objectives Tuesday June 22 - Gracevllle Cemmnnlty Center Tliursday June 24- DaWSel City Hell Tuesday June 29 - Chippewa Ceunty Ceurtbeuse Food will be available at 6:30 Meetings begin at 7pm Childcare available For More Information Contact JoAnn Bloome Chippewa Co Land and Resource Managenment 320-269-7412 Darren W0ke Big Stone Co Zoning and Planning 320-839-3136 Darrel Ellefson Lac qul Parle Co Zoning and Planning 320-598-3132 Senior Housing Living in senior housing increases your life ex 00ectancy... Although a move into senior housing can be a tough choice, tremen- dous benefits are offered in such settings. One national study showed that a person living in a senior housing community had an average life expectancy of four-and-one-half years longer than a comparable person living in a pri- vate home! There were three key reasons cited for the life expectancy increase: 1) availability of needed . health care supportive services; ..... 2) well-balanced, nutritious meals provided on-site; and 3) opportu-  nities for activities and frequent socialization. If you would like to add quali- ty years to your life expectancy, IL t ][)|'' ._rj_tl- give Judy a call at 320-289-1163 and ask her about apartment Pf-V'' --"W of availability at Pleasant View &ppleton Apartments. teenage smoking. As part of a grant to the National 4-H Council, eight states nationwide will each receive about $135,000 over three years to design and implement anti-tobacco programs aimed at youth between about ages 10 and 14. Dale Blyth, director of the University of Minnesota Extension Service's Center for 4-H Youth Development, says the decision not to go after the money was based in part on opposition voiced by 4-H's potential partners in developing an anti-smoking campaign, including Minnesota chapters of the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association and the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition Blyth said there was also concern about working with an industry that has reached out of court settlements for its practice of marketing to youth. "Our stand represents our belief that cooperating with an industry that has inappropriately marketed to youth in the past is not acceptable," Blyth said. "We share the goal of the grant -- to reduce youth smoking--and will review the final products to see if they would be useful to Minnesota efforts- Before we would encourage any use of these products, however, we would seek support and cooperation from a strong anti smoking advocacy group such as the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition." Coteau Hills stampede rodeo set June 19th-20th The Coteau Hills Stampede Rodeo Ass., will hold a rodeo on Saturday, June 19th at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, June 20th at 2 p.m. There will be 11 events, which are sanctioned by the SDRA, NRCA and MRA. A total of 300 plus contestants are expected to attend. On Sunday there will be open team penning at 5 p.m. or after the rodeo. Highlights for the weekend include a Jr. Miss Rodeo Queen to be crowned Saturday night, free Pepsi for dad on Sunday, celebrity bull ride each day and Saddle-up pony rides. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Women's ARC, Region IV Council on 2331; 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-800-974-3359, (Fergus Falls Support Group and Book Study Now Meeting 1. Who answers the office phone and 24 hour crisis line? I'm concerned that if I call someone will recognize my voice. That is a valid concern. Please be assured that safety, privacy and confidentiality are priorities with the Big Stone County advocacy office. During regular office hours the local advocate is the only one who answers the phone. Whenever she is out of the office the Fergus Falls Shelter receives the calls automatically, and a trained advocate from that area will be able to talk with you. 2. How can talking to an advocate help me? Won't she just tell me to leave? Advocates are people who listen. They explore options with you in dealing with abusive relationships. They talk about how to stay safe during outbursts. They do not tell you what to do- but rather listen, explore and share their knowledge of legal protection available. Throughout the process of meeting with an advocate you may or may not choose to take any action or make any changes. That is totally up to you. But in the end you will be more understanding of the stages of relationship violence, how to stay safe, your rights, and how to use the court system to protect yourself and your children. 3. But isn't domestic violence when you get hit? I haven't been hit, but I'm afraid of my partner when he's angry. Sometimes he breaks things I care about, won't let me use the phone, and acts like he's ready to hit me at any second. Emotional and verbal abuse can be just as devastating as being hit. But let's define abuse Note how the that a person uses partner. Abusive implied, that behavior is used over another Emotional calling, insults, destroy a implying Financial person creates This is accom access to family the control to be employed b) her ability to harassing her at her being fired, forbidding her causing Threatening stay in a threats to take suicide, report her t0t anything that by threats Using Children guilt. Using the messages. Using personal visitation time to The Women's Center is a part Council on organization. It free services to violence. Office 24 hours a day. Special thanks Ortonville J Area Health Comfortable Readin "Newspapers come into your home, almost like greet them in your bathrobe, carry them into your with them in the den. They may be the only with you into the bathroom." - ASNE Bulletin, a publication produced by We Salute Our Area Dairy Farmerst I : I: mlllll 7RE S r''" John Roeder, Mark Muenchow and Don Kohl. c.ooob"rEAn D&K TIRE SERVlC 1/4 mile south of Junction 12 & 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2073 Page 2b  INDEPENDENT Area news digest MADISON-There has been a blacksmith and welding business located at 212 - 5th Avenue since 1905. A sale on Saturday, June 12 will bring an end to an era where blacksmithing was an essential service farmers needed. Lars Hoihjelle bought the land in 1904 on which he built a building for blacksmithing and repair in 1905. This was the first building to be built in that street in Madison. M's Repair is to be sold by Frankie Mitchell on June 12, 1999, exactly 53 years to the day that Oscar and Marvin Wicks purchased the building from Hoihjelle on June 12, 1946. Marvin bought his dad's half in 1954 when Oscar became ill. Marvin Wicks was born in Willmar and graduated from Canby High School. His father, Oscar Wicks, was a blacksmith with the railroad in Willmar. Oscar had a shop in Porter where he did blacksmithing and welding for about 10 years. BROWNS VALLEY-Becoming an EMT wasn't something Kathy Gibson gave a lot of thought to. It wasn't something she did to meet the requirements of the ambulance crew. She was the Girl Scout leader and the girls couldn't go camping without a First Aid certified person along Since the only class offered in the area was EMT, she took it. She joined the ambulance crew and has been a vital member for 18 years. In recalling the past 18 years, Kathy said her worst nightmare came when she was called to an accident involving her own kids, Susan and Lee. "Thank God I had the training to know what to do," she remembers thinking. If there's one "gift" Kathy could receive for her years of service, it would be to see more people get involved as an EMT. Kathy just can't do it anymore - her hips won't allow it. DAWSON-Inmates at the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton have taken on the task of building an authentic full size Red River oxcart. Work plans for the oxcart were obtained from the Minnesota State Historical Society who has an oxcart on display at Fort Snelling. Contact has been made with the skilled woodworker who built the oxcart at Fort Snelling and has agreed to provide telephone assistance to the prison as needed. Membership dollars from LqP Prairie Preservation will be used to provide materials for the oxcart. Work has begun with the goal of completing the oxcart sometime in August. APPLETON-Francis Brandenburger, 49, of Nassau, was transported to the Swift County-Benson Hospital and then to the St. Cloud Hospital after parts of five fingers were lost after his hand was cut in a farming accident. Brandenburger was working on a plugged hay swather Saturday afternoon, May 29. The accident occurred while he was swathing an alfalfa field and his machine plugged. He attempted to clear the obstruction when his hand was cut. Five fingers were cut above the knuckles, the Swift County Sheriff's Department reported. The Appleton Ambulance and Swift County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident. Big Stone City i I Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 The John Roggenbucks of Spearfish, SD made a surprise visit to Sally Roggenbuck at Northridge on Saturday afternoon, June 5th. They stayed until Wednesday evening, June 9th. They vacationed at Sally's house during that time. Pearl Pepka, Eldora Nelson, Darlene Barnhardt, and Virginia Karels visited Sally Roggenbuck and Other friends at Northridge on Thursday, June 10th. Roger and Sis Torgerson were in the Cities the weekend of June 4th. They visited their daughter Janet Kaufenburg of Little Canada, St. Paul. Arlyn and Barb Loeschke from St. Joseph, MO came on Saturday, June 5th through Tuesday, June 8th to visit Arlyn's parents Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Clifford and Ileen Christensen, Don, Derrick and Kendra Loeschke of Big Stone, and Arlyn and bob Loeschke of St. Joseph, MO all helped Ralph Loeschke celebrate his birthday on Monday evening, June 7th. Ralph's birthday was June 7th. Guests of Edna Kamin of Ortonville and Dorothy Weber of Bellingham for a belated birthday dinner for Ralph Loeschke at the Ortonville Senior Center on Friday, June I lth were Ralph and Lavina Loeschke of Big Stone City, Marge Parker of Ortonville and Allen and Evelyn Lund of Appleton. Eldora Nelson and Connie Voeltz went to Fairmount, ND to see Eldora's son Lynn Nelson and family on Friday, June 1 lth. I I Eldora Nelson went shopping in Milbank on Wednesday, June 9th. Jane Rausch (Mrs. Herman from Hermosa, SD), Jane's daughter Peggy of Sleepy Eye, and Deb (Mrs. Tony Rausch of Milbank) were Sunday, June 6th visitors at the home of Paul and Liane Rausch and family. In the evening Chuck and Theresa Rausch from Rapid City, SD were visitors. These Rausch relatives were in the area to celebrate the Ralph Rog. genbucks 50th wedding anniversary. Shirley Voeltz and Grace Van Hout both of Big Stone and Dora Poppen of Milbank went shopping in Milbank on Friday, June 11 th. On Monday, June 7th Frances Henningson, Caroline Zahn and Arvilla Bergseth visited the Leo and Darlene Barnhardt home. They all ordered a noon meal from Elmer's Dutch treat and celebrated Frances Henningson's birthday. Caroline Zahn brought the dessert. Zachary and Taylor Barnhardt were Friday, June llth and Saturday, June 12th overnight guests at the home of their grandparents Leo and Darlene Barnhardt. Marilyn Athey drove Darlene Barnhardt to Milbank for her appointment at the eye doctor Friday, June 1 ! th. Darlene Barnhardt spent Thursday afternoon, June 10th visiting friends at Northridge. Leo and Darlene Barnhardt were among the many who attended Michael Barnhardt's open house graduation party at his home on Sunday afternoon, June 6th. Michael is their grandson. Marshall and Linda Johnson of Gwinner, SD and Elizabeth Duhn of Grettinger, IA were Saturday afternoon, June 12th luncheon guests at the Ervin Herrmann home. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Hazel Gibson of Beardsley were supper guests at Ada Hermann's home Wednesday, June 9th. Clifford Christensen w:as a visitor Saturday evening, June 12th at the Ervin Herrmann home. Inmates build River Oxcart Inmates at Prairie Correction Facility in Appleton have taken on the task of building an authentic, full size Red River Oxcart? Work plans for the oxcart were obtained from the Minnesota State Historical Society which has an oxcart on display at Fort Shelling. Contact has been made with the skilled woodworker who built the oxcart at Fort Shelling and he has agreed to provide telephone assistance to the prison as needed. Membership dollars from LqP Prairie Preservation will be used to provide materials for the oxcart. Work has begun with the goal of completing the oxcart by sometime in August. Anyone have a spare ox????????? State 4-H says "no" to anti- smoking dollars Minnesota 4-H and the Center for 4-H Youth Development at the University of Minnesota have decided not to compete for money that tobacco giant Philip Morris is making available for campaigns and educational materials to combat Visions Do YOU Want To Impact m m The Future Of This Area.? Attend one of 3 public meetings to help your city and county It shape this area for the next 20 yearsl Local demographic statistics and information will be provided to help us develop measurable goals and objectives Tuesday June 22 - Gracevllle Cemmnnlty Center Tliursday June 24- DaWSel City Hell Tuesday June 29 - Chippewa Ceunty Ceurtbeuse Food will be available at 6:30 Meetings begin at 7pm Childcare available For More Information Contact JoAnn Bloome Chippewa Co Land and Resource Managenment 320-269-7412 Darren W0ke Big Stone Co Zoning and Planning 320-839-3136 Darrel Ellefson Lac qul Parle Co Zoning and Planning 320-598-3132 Senior Housing Living in senior housing increases your life ex 00ectancy... Although a move into senior housing can be a tough choice, tremen- dous benefits are offered in such settings. One national study showed that a person living in a senior housing community had an average life expectancy of four-and-one-half years longer than a comparable person living in a pri- vate home! There were three key reasons cited for the life expectancy increase: 1) availability of needed . health care supportive services; ..... 2) well-balanced, nutritious meals provided on-site; and 3) opportu-  nities for activities and frequent socialization. If you would like to add quali- ty years to your life expectancy, IL t ][)|'' ._rj_tl- give Judy a call at 320-289-1163 and ask her about apartment Pf-V'' --"W of availability at Pleasant View &ppleton Apartments. teenage smoking. As part of a grant to the National 4-H Council, eight states nationwide will each receive about $135,000 over three years to design and implement anti-tobacco programs aimed at youth between about ages 10 and 14. Dale Blyth, director of the University of Minnesota Extension Service's Center for 4-H Youth Development, says the decision not to go after the money was based in part on opposition voiced by 4-H's potential partners in developing an anti-smoking campaign, including Minnesota chapters of the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association and the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition Blyth said there was also concern about working with an industry that has reached out of court settlements for its practice of marketing to youth. "Our stand represents our belief that cooperating with an industry that has inappropriately marketed to youth in the past is not acceptable," Blyth said. "We share the goal of the grant -- to reduce youth smoking--and will review the final products to see if they would be useful to Minnesota efforts- Before we would encourage any use of these products, however, we would seek support and cooperation from a strong anti smoking advocacy group such as the Minnesota Smoke-Free Coalition." Coteau Hills stampede rodeo set June 19th-20th The Coteau Hills Stampede Rodeo Ass., will hold a rodeo on Saturday, June 19th at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, June 20th at 2 p.m. There will be 11 events, which are sanctioned by the SDRA, NRCA and MRA. A total of 300 plus contestants are expected to attend. On Sunday there will be open team penning at 5 p.m. or after the rodeo. Highlights for the weekend include a Jr. Miss Rodeo Queen to be crowned Saturday night, free Pepsi for dad on Sunday, celebrity bull ride each day and Saddle-up pony rides. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Women's ARC, Region IV Council on 2331; 24 Hour Crisis Line 1-800-974-3359, (Fergus Falls Support Group and Book Study Now Meeting 1. Who answers the office phone and 24 hour crisis line? I'm concerned that if I call someone will recognize my voice. That is a valid concern. Please be assured that safety, privacy and confidentiality are priorities with the Big Stone County advocacy office. During regular office hours the local advocate is the only one who answers the phone. Whenever she is out of the office the Fergus Falls Shelter receives the calls automatically, and a trained advocate from that area will be able to talk with you. 2. How can talking to an advocate help me? Won't she just tell me to leave? Advocates are people who listen. They explore options with you in dealing with abusive relationships. They talk about how to stay safe during outbursts. They do not tell you what to do- but rather listen, explore and share their knowledge of legal protection available. Throughout the process of meeting with an advocate you may or may not choose to take any action or make any changes. That is totally up to you. But in the end you will be more understanding of the stages of relationship violence, how to stay safe, your rights, and how to use the court system to protect yourself and your children. 3. But isn't domestic violence when you get hit? I haven't been hit, but I'm afraid of my partner when he's angry. Sometimes he breaks things I care about, won't let me use the phone, and acts like he's ready to hit me at any second. Emotional and verbal abuse can be just as devastating as being hit. But let's define abuse Note how the that a person uses partner. Abusive implied, that behavior is used over another Emotional calling, insults, destroy a implying Financial person creates This is accom access to family the control to be employed b) her ability to harassing her at her being fired, forbidding her causing Threatening stay in a threats to take suicide, report her t0t anything that by threats Using Children guilt. Using the messages. Using personal visitation time to The Women's Center is a part Council on organization. It free services to violence. Office 24 hours a day. Special thanks Ortonville J Area Health Comfortable Readin "Newspapers come into your home, almost like greet them in your bathrobe, carry them into your with them in the den. They may be the only with you into the bathroom." - ASNE Bulletin, a publication produced by We Salute Our Area Dairy Farmerst I : I: mlllll 7RE S r''" John Roeder, Mark Muenchow and Don Kohl. c.ooob"rEAn D&K TIRE SERVlC 1/4 mile south of Junction 12 & 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2073 Page 2b  INDEPENDENT