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(continued from page one) ly improved clinicians' ability to accurately diagnose disease at an early stage. It is a powerful diagnos- tic tool that uses rotating X-rays to penetrate body tissues, generating multiple slice images, which can detect more than traditional radiogra- phy. The Aquilion 32 is designed to offer physicians greater diagnostic capabilities by helping patients avoid more invasive medical procedures. The system delivers clinical images with multislice imaging technology that captures up to 32 anatomical slices in a single rotation. As a result, Toshiba's multislice technology captures precise images of the body's rapidly moving organs like the heart and lungs, which appear blurry when scanned by a traditional CT. Multislice imaging also is espe- cially useful for examining patients who are unable to hold their breath, like trauma victims, acutely ill patients and young children. ncil (continued from page one) to do, rather than put up a concession stand." Mayor Blair Johnson said the grant was awarded to the city with the spec- ifications including a concession stand. He said it wouldn't be right to alter the plans now. Reisnour said the project could be done in phases, and didn't need to be done all at once. The second reading of an ordi- nance was held to combine the Street and Utility Committees into one com- mittee. Doriy and Meyer voted against the reading, all others voted for it. Council member Craig Randelman said, " I think this is somethihg we need to do. It's such a positive thing and good for the whole area, plus we have state funds to offset the cost." A resolution passed 5-2 to proceed with bids for the street and leveling for the playground and parking lot of the project. Dorry and Meyer voted against the project. Former Ortonville Mayor Dave Dinnel appeared before the Council stating, "I noticed on the agenda the request to purchase a number of items for the city office. I have been asked a number of times, what happened to the automatic meter reading system that the city purchased a number of years back, Was the city's investment for naught.?" Why hasn't the city acti- vated the AMR system, he asked. "It will be of interest to listen to the logic for these new purchases, espe- cially when the city is being faced with Local Government Aid cuts, not only this year, but in the coming two or three years." said Dinnel. Ortonville City Clerk Administrator David Lang said, "We continue to install meters. I will meet Open house with the staff and see where we are with that." shower set for In other business, Lang suggested " " " "" uecken~"sch-Uau"en the Council purchase new software that would increase productivity in the An open house bridal shower in office and allow for the use of a cred- honor of Amber Schenfisch, bride-to- it card machine. He said the utilities be of Chance Haugen, will be held delinquencies have risen, "This would Sunday, July 5th at 2 p.m. at the make us more efficient, and would Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. free up some staff time instead of The couple is registered at Target, manually entering the data." Sears and Macy's. Lang also proposed the Council Amber is the daughter of Gina and sign a lease agreement for a new auto- Monty Schenfisch of Makoti, ND; mated postage machine which has Chance is the son of Gary and Mary folding and printing features which Haugen of Clinton. All are welcome would allow for the city to print to attend. (ADV.2) newsletters. Dorry said, "What we have now still works right? We're tying to cut Open house the budget. We should try to start th, savings in the city office, not buy shower for more stuff." Carlson Kellen Discussion was held that it costs a lot to mail a newsletter and takes a lot An open house bridal shower in of staff time to create it, plus it is often honor of Katie Carlson, bride-to-be of difficult to come up with material on a Vincent Kellen, will be held Saturday, regular basis to put into the letter. June 27 from 2-4 p.m. at Tabor United The Council passed a resolution 5- Methodist Church, Big Stone City, 2 to purchase the new software with SD. Please bring a recipe to share the credit card features, with Dotty with Katie. The couple is registered at and Meyer voting no. The matter of a Target. new postage machine was tabled until Katie is the daughter of Mike and the next meeting. Alice Carlson of South Shore, SD. A signage proposal was passed Vincent is the son of Holli Kellen from a recommendation by the. and Greg Kellen of Clinton. (ADV2) Panning Commission to accept $8,000 worth of new signs. The pro- Prairie V bus posal grew out of a joint effort from local artists and the Historic won't run July 3 Preservation Committee. A sample sign was presented at the meeting. The Prairie Five Bus in the city of The Council passed a unanimous res- Ortonville will not be in service on olution to accept the $8,000 worth of July 3. If you have any questions signs which would include labor please call the bus at 1-320-839-2050 costs, or the Montevideo Dispatch Office at 1-877-757-4337. Dylan Concert July I The St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series present a FREE event: The KO Band Summer Jam with Blood On the Tracks Live, a Dylan tribute fronted by members of Dylan's 1974 studio band, Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. sharp at Wolfe Park Amphitheater, 3700 Monterey Dr St. Louis Park. Scheduled to appear are Peter Ostroushko, Kevin Odegard, Jeff Dayton, Gregg Inhofer, Stan Kipper, Chico Perez, Larry Suess, Scott Dercks, Kevin Bowe, Dan Israel, Matt "Dr" Fink from Prince and the Revolution, Peter Lang and special guests. Opening the show is the KO Band's 33 & 1/3 Reunion with Jeff Dayton and St Louis Park native Bobby Z Rivkin. Kevin Odegard's 1975 album "Silver Lining" has been reissued on CD with 14 bonus tracks. The outdoor concert is free, with free parking available at the St. Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive, or at the parking ramps at Excelsior and Grand. The show starts at 7 p.m July 1. Man Hurls Polecat 63 ft. BEXAR COUNTY - After using Thera-Gesic on his sore shoulder, Tom W. was able to rid his property of the varmint last Thursday. When asked if the polecat lived or ~ldied, he,painlessly replied: "None of your dang business!' Go Painlessly- Comlmm and Save Buy THERA-GESIC Pain Creme Retirement open house for Hinrichs The community is invited to a Farewell/Retirement Open House for Pastor Dave and ClaireRene Hinrichs on Sunday, June 28th at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Everyone iS invited to help us honor them for the past 14 years they have served in our church, and our commu- nity. 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. Stielow reunion to be held Family and friends are invited to the 12 noon potluck for the May and John Stielow reunion on Saturday, June 27 at the Memorial Building in Clinton. Bring a dish to pass. The coffee, koolaid, and utensils will be provided.' Everyone is encouraged to bring photos, and memorabilia. The Inez Larson family will be the hosts. pen house bridal shower for Kristin Barr There will be an open house bridal shower for Kristin Barr, bride to be of Shawn Taffe, on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Kristin and Shawn are registered at Target and Kohls. (ADV2) MORRIS- The Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted unanimousb to pursue a building and renovation project that does not include immediate construction of a 20-cell jail. The 9ontroversial project now .will include a substantial remodeling of the 53-year-old courthouse and construction of a new law enforcement center. The jail was the cause of uproar in the community, especially in the last six months. Two of the commissioners stated personal attacks and borderline criminal threats played a role in their decision to drop the jail portion of the project. BENSON- A crowd of a couple hundred people gathered in downtown Benson on a Sunday afternoon to observe what they thought to be a bank robbery in progress. Armed law enforcement officers wearing bullet-proof vests had taken up positions around the Bank of the West in Benson, with rifles trained on the front of the bank. Officers "were responding to calls placed to the sheriff's dispatch at 2:29 p.m. June 7 from the ATM company National Cash Registry reporting a robbery in progress. They indicated an NCR employee was in the bank and had apparently given a distress code. The two NCR employees were escorted from the bank and handcuffed until the call could be cleared. CANBY-The City of Canby is also feeling the trickle down affect of the loss of Local Government Aid (LGA) including the loss of $63,000 this year and "$132,000 next year. This comes at a very bad time for the city with a major infrastructure problem that needs to be addressed including city sewers that are 111 years old. City departments .are being "slashed", and other means are being looked into. DAWSON-Dawson is i'acing what many area cities are going through today including Madison. The Dawson City Council heard from engineers and financial consultants to review proposed street reconstruction projects in phases. The first phase would total $2,675,120. The city is looking at assessments and increases in both water and sewer rates to pay for the project. The council voted 5-1 to have the engineering firm begin the preliminary survey for the first phase, which includes 82 parcels. By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 On Monday, June 15 Phyllis Schluter had lunch at Northridge as a guest of Fran Sester. On Tuesday, June 16 Phyllis Schluter had lunch at Northridge at the Volunteers Appreciation dinner. The food was good, friendship was exchanged, and the work of the staff was appreciated. On Sunday, June 14 was Gladys Johnson's birthday. Gladys's two daughters Marlys and Sandy and son David were here to help her celebrate her birthday. Her children did the serving at Northridge. Craig and Kippy Randleman attended the wedding of Lisa Garbe and Jon Jerve in Montevideo on June 13. Lisa is the niece of Kippy. They were joined at the wedding by Craig and Kippy's children daughter Jenny Lien and family, son Eric and family, and daughter Emily. Claudia Solberg of Fargo, Craig's sister, also attended the wedding. Guests of Ken and Jeanne Berg Friday, June 12 were Marjean Rademacher of San Diego, CA; George and Joanie Marugg of Rapid City, SD; Cliff and Ester Boeger of Milbank; and Brad and Marilyn Gustafson of Ortonville. They were all afternoon coffee guests. Olive Wendland of Oklahoma and Jeanne Berg attended Christian Women's Club on Tuesday, June 16 at Zion Lutheran church at 9 a.m. The special feature was by Ortonville postmaster Arlo Lindahl on ways to mail. Music was provided by soloist Bryant Zahrbock of Ortonville. The inspirational speaker was from Elysian, and was Judy Conroy. The brunch was well attended and enjoyed. Jeanette Bohlman attended the Bellingham all school reunion. She enjoyed the party, banquet, bonfire, parade, and church service. She felt the committee did a super job of organizing this event. Jeanette Bohlman attended Christian Women's Club on Tuesday, June 16. Arlo Lindahl did a super job on telling about the new rules at the post office. It was interesting to hear the inspirational speaker Judy Conroy tell how she became a Christian. The music by Bryant Zahrbock was fabulous. The brunch was delicious. Sunday evening, June 14 Harvey and Jo Kelzer, Harold and Vivian Strei, and Mary DeVaal had supper at the Matador with their cousins Vern and Henrietta Kelzer, Jerome and Angie Kelzer, Valerie Kelzer, Annabel Lee, and her classmate Virgina Smith all of California. They enjoyed an evening of visiting and.reminiscing. The California group had come for the Bellingham all class reunion. On Sunday afternoon Harvey Kelzer went to the Bellingham all class reunion parade and afterwards also attended the open house in honor of Adelaide Kirchberg's 90th birthday. Donald and Rae Amussen's daughter Carol Wood of Willmar came to visit and have lunch with Donald and Rae on Wednesday, June 17. John and Evelyn Morris had company over the June 12 weekend niece Martha Tanner of Gillette, WY; Wanda Berry from Robbinsdale; and Chuck and Michele Spangler from Praires City, SD. They all were here to visit John and Evelyn. AI Karels of Bay City, TX joined his wife Mary at her mother Irene Mathison's on Wednesday, June 17. The weekend of June 19 they are going to a family reunion in Spooner, WI. Howard and Maxine Johnson from Mahnoman visited Gert and Russ Leger. They all camped in Appleton the weekend of June 12. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Swenson, Arvilla Bergseth, and Judy Roberts drove to Buffalo Saturday the 13th to help Satoria Swenson celebrate her fourth birthday. John and Anna Rothi and Harold. and Wesley Rothi were June 12. weekend guests at Curtis Rothi's at Anoka. Dorothy Gmiterko attended the- 90th birthday party for Adelaide. Kirchberg on Sunday the 14th of June in Rosen. She visited with many friends and cousins she had not seen in awhile. On Friday evening Urban and Lucille Stolpman visited Victor and Irene Stolpman and their family and'- friends. They all gathered for a bonfire fest and lunch at the original John and Theresa Stolpman farm in Rosen. Urban and Lucille Stolpman went to the Bellingham all school reunion banquet on Saturday night, June 12. On Sunday Urban was in the parade and rode in 1;he car float for the class of '38. Afterwards they visited with relatives Alice Stolpman of Bellingham, Magdalene Johnson, and her daughter Beverly Stolpman both of Minneapolis and other friends and relatives. They enjoyed the visiting. Olive Wendland from Broken Ar'row, OK is here visiting with Jeanne Berg, Palma Gutzman, and friends. Cecil and Shirley Reams two granddaughters Allyson and Samantha Bogunobich from Indiana are visiting Cecil and Shirley for about three weeks. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, June 12 were Jerry Jorgenson and Clara Zeek. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Love, Your Family 5-1/2 miles North of Big Stone City, SD on Hwy. 109 OR just West of Dakota Magic Casino on 1-29 EE with $20 purchase when you mention this ad! 27th-Ju I Visa/MasterCard & Military Discounts at 605-880-8976 = Tuesday, June 23, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3 P