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!,S~ PARKER TRITZ pulled in this 3 lb. walleye with the help of Wade VanDover, at left. They fished with members of the Big Stone Walleye Club and Let's Go Fishing anglers, during the FRG angler outing. Tips for successful sweet spreads By Carol Ann Burtness, Measure ingredients exactly. Any University of Minnesota Extension adjustments could affect whether the Fruits can be preserved into sweet finished product is a success or not spreads by adding sweeteners and Undercooking results in a softer thickeners, product. Overcooking or cooking too Jellies combine juice and sugar to long can lead to a product being stiff, create a clear, firm shape. Jams com- tough, sticky, poor color or flavor or bine crushed or chopped fruits and crystals. sugar and are less firm than jellies. Never use asugar substitute unless Conserves are jams combined with you use special pectins for less or no- ingredients such as nuts, raisins or sugar-needed recipes. coconut. Preserves usually include Paraffin or wax sealing of jars is no small, whole fruit inn thick jelly-type longer considered an acceptable syrup. Marmalades are soft jellies choice for sealing sweet spreads. Any with pieces of fruit. Fruit butters are pinholes, shrinkage or cracks in the fruit pulp cooked with sugar into a wax allows airborne molds to contam- spread, inate and grow on the product. Sweet spreads can be made with Research indicates that mold growth frozen fruits or 100-percent purchased on sweet spreads provides for the pos- fruit juice. However, most people sible risk from mold poisons. USDA think about making jams, jellies and and University of Minnesota other spreads from fresh fruit when it Extension recommends a boiling is in season, water canning process for sweet There is labor and cost involved in spreads. Process jars in a boiling making your own fruit spreads. It is water bath for 6 minutes if using hot, important to follow an approvedsterile jars or 10 minutes if using USDA recipe that will ensure your unsterilized or cold jars. spread is safe and a high quality prod- Processing spreads in the boiling uct. Recipes are found at the National water bath is preferred over the inver- Center for Home Food Preservation at sion method which involves turning a, the Ball filled jar upside down on its lid. The Blue Book, or on commercial pectin vacuum seals of inverted jars tend to packages, be weaker and are more likely to For successful sweet spreads, fol- allow some mold growth if airborne low these tips: molds contaminated the surface when Choose firm, ripe fruit. Over-ripe the jar was filled and closed. fruit will contribute to an off-flavor and a softer product. I Checkourwebsite www, ortonvilleindependent, comI city officials may meet with SMACH staff Ortonville City Council and Economic Development Authority Board may attend a public forum with staff from the Southwest MN Arts and Humanities Council today Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Java Jule's Bistro and Coffee Shop 221 Second Avenue NW, Ortonville. No official business will be conducted at this meeting. By Gail Maxwell Verheul hosted a retirement supper John's, St. Joseph's and St. Charles 839-2207 party for Sue Hanratty, who retired will be going to Valley Fair on Harvey and Jo Kelzer of Ortonville from the school lunch program.Monday, June 29. and Steve Kelzer of Roswell, Georgia Others present were Ann and Jerry High bridge players at the spent June 5-8 at the home of Marty, Hanratty, Kathy and Russ Thymian, Ortonville Community Center Friday Kim, and Gracie Kelzer of Faribault. Todd and Sara Verheul and babyafternoon, June 5 were Jerry On Saturday, June 6 David Kelzer and Mark, Vi Hansen, and Dan Hanratty. Jorgenson and Merla Freng. It was a Diane Lindstrom of Shakopee, joined Sue Hanratty accompanied her very enjoyable afternoon. the group and they all attended the mother Vi Hansen to a Wednesday At noon on Thursday, June 11 Ben and Rose Kelzer family reunion morning, June 10 brunch at Vi's sister Shirley and Mickey Heffernn, Ervin at the home of John and Bonnie Dorothy and HankPrasnicki's. Others and Arlys Thompson, Adella Ross, Steenberg in St. Paul. present were Vi's sisters Georgetta and Phyllis Schluter met for lunch at Gruenwald aceeptea Inez Larson was joined by her Giessinger, Diane Kvidera, Gladys Java Jules. They had a great time. family, Arlene and Elton Wagner of Van Stalen, and niece Marianne and On Friday, June 5 a joyful reunion toSWMSU Arizona, Ruth Ann Nelson of Dale Lantis. of former owners and employees Rachel Gruenwald, daughter of Missouri, Rhonda Lucas of South The Homerite residents celebrated personnel of the Big Stone drive-in David and Dawnette Gruenwald ofCarolina, and Anna Marie Larson of Palma Gutzman's birthday with cake theater gathered at the Ortonville Ortonville, has been accepted for the Ortonville for a May 19 Mother's Day and ice cream on Tuesday night, June Pizza Ranch to enjoy a good dinner to Fall 2009 semester at SouthwestSupper. They are all looking forward 9. review and refresh some memories Minnesota State University in to being at Inez's 90th birthday get- Saturday night, June 6 Don and and enjoyable time going back to Marshall. together on June 27. Zelda Kohl visited Palma Gutzman. September 1951 when they opened the Her planned major field of study is Twyla Hinneberg's brother Alvin Bud Ellen from Jackson came the Big Stone drive-in theater. After the health, and Marilyn Tengvall and Twyla's "week of June 8 to visit Dewey and dinner they all went to the Stolpman's cousin Adeline Rime all of the cities Mary Jennett. home to further enjoy reminiscencing came on Thursday, June 11 and stayed James and Doris Scheff have their this new type of theater business. Stielow reunion until Sunday, June 14 at Twyla's. On two grandsons Nathan and A.J. Worall Those in attendance were Don and Thursday Harry and Dorothy from Faribault spending two weeks Arvene (Stodolsky) Van Hout, Roger to be held Prendergast of Milbank came to spend with grandma and grandpa Scheff. and Phyllis (Lubbesmeyer) Family and friends are invited to the afternoon with them. They have been enjoying their time Gruenwald, and Virginia the 12 noon potluck for the May and - Mary Ellen Karels of Bay City, TX and have taken in some shows. (Lubbesmeyer) Bunting and Pete and John Stielow reunion on Saturday, arrived at her mother Irene Mathison's Jim and Dee Strege attended their Ben Christensen, who were later June 27 at the Memorial Building in on Thursday, June 11 to visit with granddaughter's wedding Sabrina owners of the Big Stone drive-in Clinton. Bring a dish to pass. Irene for several days. Strege to Peter Rausch on Saturday, theater Urban and Lucille Stolpman The coffee, koolaid, and utensils Mrs. Morgan of Battle Lake andMay 30 at St. John's Catholic Church organized and built the Big Stone will be provided, her son and his two daughters all from in Ortonville. The reception was held drive-in theater. Urban and Lucille Everyone is encouraged to bring near Rochester visited Fran Sester of at Shooters in Appleton. They will be were also instrumental in the Friday, photos, and memorabilia. Northridge on Monday, May 8. making their home in Rapid City, SD. June 5 joyful reunion. Urban and The Inez Larson family will be the Phyllis Schluter came to visitJim and Darlene Loeschke and Ludie extend deep appreciation to all hosts. Jo'hnny and Arlene Larson on Nicole Gustafson spent the weekend who have passed away who helped, Wednesday, June 10. of June 5 in Minneapolis and Isanti. neighbors who helped pull up the Mike Gustafson from Kentucky They attended the graduation of Sarah screen tower, and. others who helped Dorla dacobson and Dorothy Dockter from Crookston Loeschke in St. Louis Park and fished with this venture. Rev. Fleming also came to visit Mary Gustafson from with John Loeschke. held church services there on graduates from BHS Saturday, June 6 to Tuesday, June9. St. John's justhad their vacation Sundays. It was one of the first Kris and Bruce Redfield's Bible study. About 35-40 children ecumenical church services in the Nearly 400 candidates for grandchildren Madysen, Mackenzie, attended. The theme this year was the area. They called it Church Under the graduation participated in the 157th and Kennedy Stegner of Casa Grande, Corporal Works of Mercy. They had Open Sky. Alot of people were happy, commencement ceremony at Black AZ are visiting Kris and Bruce June Mass, crafts, music, Bible stories and because those with health problems Hills State University Saturday, May and part of July. skits, and three field trips. They went could be in attendance where 9. The ceremony was held at 10 a.m. Laura Lamb and the two girls went to the Big Stone Food Shelf, the otherwise they would not be able to in the Donald E. Young Sports and to Perham to see her parents on cemetery, and Northridge Nursing attend. Urban and Lucille Stolpman Fitness Center. Tuesday, June 2. Matt joined them on Home. What they were learning is are very proud of the plaque they got Among the graduates was Dorla Friday, June 5 and they came back on how to love one another by doing from Rev. Fleming to show his Jacobson of Clinton with a MS in Sunday, June 7. good deeds, appreciation of the free use of the Big Curriculum & Instruction. On Tuesday, June 9 Dick and Rita Students from First English, St. Stone drive-in. SMSU announces p.en house bridal shower Spring Dean's List Southwest Minnesota State for Kristin Burr University (SMSU) in Marshall have There will be an open house bridal named students honored for shower forKristin Barr, bride to be of achievement during the spring Shawn Taffe, on Sunday, June 28 at 2 semester of study, p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Students with a 3.8-4.0 (A) grade- Ortonville. point-average are listed with "High Kristin and Shawn are registered at Honors" while those with a grade- Target and Kohls, point-average between 3.5 and 3.79 (ADV2) gained "Honors" recognition. Among those named to the Spring Dean's list are: Christopher Smith of Open house Big Stone City, S.D. with High o Honors; Travis Rolfsmeier of Correll shower for with Honors; and Kelly Baxter of Graceville with Honors. Carlson-Kellen CD Special An open house bridal shower in honor of Katie Carlson, bride-to-be of Plathe on Vincent Kellen, will be held Saturday, list at Augustana June 27 from 2-a p.m. at Tabor United Methodist Church, Big Stone City, Lindsay Plathe of Bellingham has SD. Please bring a recipe to share been named to the Dean's List at with Katie. The couple is registered at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD Target. for the 2009 spring semester. Katie is the daughter of Mike and Full-time students with grade point Alice Carlson of South Shore, SD. averages of 3.5 or higher are eligible Vincent is the son of Holli Kellen for the Dean's List. and Greg Kellen of Clinton. (ADV2) II [] IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIII II I ', ~. '. Minnwest Bank Central Locations Ortonville Office: Downtown Office: E Highway 7 Office: 21SE 2nd St 107N 1st St 1404E Hwy 7 Ortonville 56278 Montevideo 56265 . Montevideo 56265 320-839-2568 J20-269.6565 :: 320-269-.5950 , Dawson Office: 579 Pine St Dawson 56232 320-769-29 ] ] . : ': I * AIrY is Annual ! erCCnlaUC Yield eff~:ctk'e as of June 17th - 19ih, 2009 only. Subslantial penally for early withdra~val. A withdrawal will redu,'0 e.'wnirl~s. Minimumbnhmc~" tu ulle~ and (~alain AIW is $5,01)1). Member i:DIC. Open house set for Sgt. Giossi There will be an Suprise Open house party for Staff Seargant Bob Giossi on Sunday, June 21st at 7 p.m. at the Big Stone Legion in Big Stone. Bob is with the United State Marines and will be leaving on his 4th deploy- ment to Iraq in July. Come on out to greet Bob and his family and wish him well. 90th birthday celebration for Inez Larson Come and join us in celebrating Inez Larson's 90th birthday at the Clinton Memorial Building on Saturday, June 27. Coffee and cake will be served from 2:47 to 4:59 p.m. Your presence is her present. Police civil service comm. to meet Ortonville's Police Civil Service Commision will hold a special open meeting for the purpose of consider- ing options for hiring wage rate(s) for new part-time police officers on Monday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Police Department Building 225 Third Avenue NW in Ortonville. Saddle club. to host poker run The Thunder Valley RidersSaddle Club will host a "Poker Run" trail ride Sunday, June 21 at the Lac qui Parle County Park. Ride will begin at 2 p.m. For anyone wanting to come on Saturday, there will be a ride at 4 p.m. followed by a pot-luck supper. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please con- tact Jim Oellien at 507-224-2105 or Camey Maland at 320-752-4757. A GOOD PLACE TO BANK DAWSON- The community of Dawson will be busy the weekend of June 27- 28 with an all-school reunion, Riverfest and the 125th celebration. The reunion will be June 27 from 2-4 p.m. at Veterans Park and a community dinner form 5-7 p.m. Opening ceremonies for the 125th celebration will be June 26 at Memorial Auditorium. BENSON- The City of Benson is doing what it can to sustain police services, but potentially deep cuts in state aid may mean reduced services. A special city council meeting was held to look at options prompted by discussion of hiring a new police officer. This follows the resignation of one officer who took a job in Redwood County and an injury to another officer who has:not returned to duty since the incident 10 months ago. MORRIS-A small area on the west side of Morris was briefly cordoned off Saturday afternoon after a home owner digging fence post holes struck a gas line. The Morris Fire Department put up barricades and evacuated the block ~ after a gas line was broken on West 6th Street Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred in the back yard at 600 West Sixth Street shortly before 1 p.m. The Morris Police Department, Stevens County Ambulance and Morris Fire Department responded to the call, and quickly cordoned off the area to keep spectators a safe distance away. APPLETON-Tom and Saundra Moe of Moe's Hardware Hank are pleased to announce they have sold their business to Craig and Stacey Tenhoff of Osakis. The Tenhoff's have been married six years and have two children: Emma, 5, and Conner, 16 months. The Tenhoff's have been self-employed the last five years. Craig is a master plumber and operated a full service excavating business. Stacy did the book work for the business and was a stay at home mom. Craig and Stacy have been in the market to purchase a hardware store for about a year, and have been pursuing Tom and Sandy's store for about seven months. Watkins on UND Pres. honor roll Kelsey Watkins of Ortonville was named to the President's Roll of Honor for the Spring 2009 Semester at the University of North Dakota. To qualify, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher. The student must also have earned a minimum of 30 semes- ter hours and have completed a mini- mum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades. Kelsey is the daughter of Gary and Sharon Watkins of Ortonville. Energy and efficiency loans and grants available from USDA USDA Rural Development is exceed $25 million. Combinationloan accepting applications for grants and guarantees and grants are also avail- loan guarantees for farmers and rural able. Feasibility studies now also small businesses to install renewable qualify for grants under the Rural energy systems, make energy efficien- Energy for America Program. cy improvements, or conduct feasibil- Minnesota farmers and rural small ity studies. The funds are adminis- businesses have been awarded almost .tered through Rural Development's $28 million since the Rural Energy for RuralEnergy for American Program. America Program was created in The deadline for applications is 2003. Examples of projects include July 31,2009, and can be sent to Lisa large and small wind turbines, solar, Noty, USDA Rural Development, biomass, grain dryers, geothermal 1400 West Main St Albert Lea, MN systems, energy efficient refrigerators 56007. Electronic applications may be or freezers, energy efficient projects, submitted at, and methane digesters. Loan guarantees and grants are USDA Rural Development finance available to agricultural producers and housing, infrastructure and economic rural small businesses to purchase and development projects in rural areas. install renewable energy systems or to Since 2001, it has invested over $4 make energy efficiency improve- billion throughout rural Minnesota. If ments. The maximum grant for constituents have questions, they renewable energy systems is 25 per- should contact Lisa Noty at (507) cent of eligible project costs, not to 373-7960, ext. 120, or exceed-S500,000. Energy efficiency The Rural improvement projects are eligible for Development website is also a good up to 25 percent of eligible project r e s o u r c e : costs, not to exceed $250,000. The maximum loan guarantee is 75 per- n%209006%20Renewable%20Energ cent of eligible project costs, not to y%20Program.htm Tuesday, June 16,2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3