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To the "City with a Heart"- Is there anyone compassionate enough to help out a young woman in dire straights? She and her husband vacationed here a few years ago and fell in love with the area and they purchased a house while her husband was serving in Iraq, risking his life with others to protect our FREEDOM. This woman spoke to one of our councilmen inquiring if there was any law against how many dogs a person could have in town and he said there was no law. They already had a male Bichon Frise dog and she decided to adopt a female and begin breeding pups to sell. The first batch of puppies numbered 10. The second batch numbered 11 and the third batch was nine. Out of 30 pups she has sold all but seven. The are the sweetest lap dogs that do not shed. There is an job in this area that paid him enough elderly, apparently senile person living for them to live on so he had to return next to her who has harassed her like to St. Paul to the post office there. saying her dogs dug up her potatoes My friend needs a liveable house and ate them. Dogs do not eat outside the city limits or in Big Stone, potatoes. If they ever jump their pen Clinton or Odessa to live in before they are back in it in a matter of June 30. Her present home has been minutes and this person has called tl~ kept very clean and her yard kept police department to the point where mowed and picked up. She would the police has informed my friend she take very good care of a place offered has until June 30 to get rid of all but her to live until she can arrange a two dogs. To her it is like telling permanent place. She is so devastated anyone who has children and must get by all of this and has an affected heart rid of all but two. She loves her dogs condition over it. If you can help her like one loves their children, out please call her at 320-305-0667 as My friend has tried desperately to soon as possible. find a place to relocate so they don't She has exhausted all leads. Thank come and take her puppies away, to no you so much. avail. All the rest of her neighbors on all sides of her feel the dogs barely A concerned citizen ever bark and find no fault with her or Marylin Jurgens her dogs. When her husband returned from Iraq he was unable to secure a ner increase The Minnesota Department of -Support parks and trails. Revenue is reminding taxpayers that -Protect, enhance and restore lakes, the 0.375 percent general sales and rivers, streams and groundwater. use tax increase will go into effect on The new tax rate applies to the Wednesday, July 1. The rate will same items that are currently taxable increase from 6.5 percent to 6.875 under the Minnesota sales and use tax percent, law. The 6.875 percent sales tax rate Approved by voters in November applies to motor vehicle leases of 2008, the increase will be in effect entered into on or after July 1. for the state of Minnesota for the next However, the sales tax rate on motor 25 years, vehicle purchases remains at 6.5 per- The additional revenue raised by cent. the increase will be used to: The updated sales tax rate charts -Protect drinking water sources, will be added to their website as they -Protect, enhance and restore the become available. For more informa- wetlands, prairies, forests and fish, tion, visit the department's website at game and wildlife habitat, -Preserve arts and cultural heritage. HOURS: M0n.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Kenmore Water Treatment, Available at Soars, Visit sears,com for more information, L~e, We~ spent, Steaks, Roasts, HamburgerPork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $45.95 Per Lb. Locally Grown Beef- Per Lb. DELl HAM QUARTERS & ---- SIDES 91 .']7 Pe, Lh $6 99 RIBEYE STEAK Locally Grown Pork- Per Lb. HALF Whole - Per Lb. daAI .- .oG 89 SIRLOIN STEAK HI'.IB A Dear Editor, Someone stole several lawn ornaments off my property. Those yard ornaments have sentimental value to my family. Whoever took them I say "Shame on you." Stealing is a crime. Frances Kopitzke Ortonville ONCE AGAIN MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Norman Davis Dolores Christensen Inga Koeckeritz AI & Lisa Ross Mary Geier Kenneth Simonitch Glenn Nelson Gayle Anderson Carol Barrett Kim & Mark Muenchow Bob Dybvig Tim Marthaler Dellas Magedanz Kristi McLain Elloid Lobbins Debbie Reiffenberger Arthur Hoernemann Steve Barr Kenneth Jensen Marilyn Lindahl Mike Dunnihoo Don Cornelisen Gene Stotesbery Jeffrey Berger Connie Newman Richard Amberg Earl Hoffbeck Howard Benshoof Johnny Larson Jerry Hanratty Harvey Wildung Joan Hasslen John Cunningham Galen Swihart Darin Maatz Brad Sellin Richard Hamann Elayne Fahlgren Virginia Karels Jan Folk Frank Weber Lewis Grossman Harvey Kelzer Stanley Adolphson CUSTOM BUTCHERING MON-WED-FRI. Emergency Call Dale at 320-808-1871/605-938-4389 41 yeats Same location from lockets Something From Milbank, SD; 9 miles north on Hwy. 15 From Big Stone City, SD; Hwy. 109 to Jct. 15, then From Shady Beach; 3 miles south Betty Mead. 605-432-4165 or cell 3 miles , ~. ~ ~ o i by Patrick Moore and between the railroad bridge in Duane Ninneman Montevideo and the mouth of the river The CURE eyes and ears River behind Adams Motors. It was muddy, Network is alive and well. Dozens of but no worse for the wear. We are people responded to last week's e-mail thrilled to have it back! Thanks to 14 with a promise to help us find our year old Charles O'Malley for finding stolen canoe, it. He used $25 of his reward money The CURE canoe was found on ato register t or the Fiesta Days Tri- little used stretch of the river, Festa Race on Saturday, June 20th at abandoned, half submerged in a tree Lagoon Park in Montevideo. snag along the Chippewa River Kenmore Water Softeners and Drinking Water Systems Friday, June 26 thru Saturday, July 11 SAVE $100 SAVE $100 SAVE $30 Kenmore Large Kenmore Elite Kenmore Reverse Capacity Water Central Water Osmosis Drinking Softener Whole Home Water System Prevents calcium Filtration System Reduces water and scale build-up No need to change contaminants. on plumbing and the self-cleaning #38156 fixtures, #38306 filter. #38208' 1 2 10 14 19 24 28 i 32 37 41 48 49 54 58 61 7 8 9 25 26 27 /i m 31 ii m 36 40 57 J ~-u m Clues ACROSS 62. 36 inches (abbr.) 24. Sierra lake 1. A small pierced ball 63. Millisecond 25. Leisure suit,fibers 5. Atomic #18 26. Ruby spinel 7. Swine Clues DOWN 27. Nuclear near reach 10. Wheel shaft 1. ~el: famous tower weapon 11. Arrived extinct 2. Company officer28. Hastened 13. Closely related to (abbr.) 30. Greek goddess of 14. Inventor Alexander 3. Away of portioning the dawn 15. Asian starlings 4. City of Ancient Greece 34. In a peaceful way 18. Design a project5. Supporters 35. Criterion 19. Police officer (slang) 6. Monarchist 39. Deal a blow 20. Bond author 7. sade: fortification 43. Sagamore 22. Mountebank 8, Capital city Tehran 44. 17th Hebrew letter 24. Taiwan capital 9. A work party 45, Escape from prison 25. Non-commercial TV 12. Heroine Karenina 46. Brew 28. Seated 13. Printing speed 47. Villains 29. Goidelic language measurement 48. CA wine valley 31. Paddle 16. Back of a boat 49. Ardour 32. 21st Greek letter 17. Patty Hearst's 50. Tail shakings 33. John el of 20/20 captors 51. Dutch sea 36. Bachelor of Laws21.1/2 an em 53. Rare Hawaiian goose 37. A division of 23. A non-human primate 57. 12th month (abbr.) geological time 38. Adam and Eve's third son 40. An edible tuberous root 41. Angle (abbr,) 42. Dredges up 44. Afterbirths 48. Capital city Wellington 52. Cardboard box (abbr.) 54. Wings 55. Princess of Colchis 56. Pay attention to 58. A knight's attendant 59. Single Lens Reflex 60. European sea eagle 61. Autonomic nervous system The Ortonville Independent (o s.P.S JAMES D~ KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep BARBARA A. KAYE Sales and Marketing Tues June 23, 2009 Vol. 91; No. 23 Continuing the ORTONVlLLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2nd St. N.W. Ortonville, MN 56278 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota SUBSCRIPTION RATES $34.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse and Swift Counties in Minnesota, Grant and Roberts Counties in South Dakota. $39.00 for all other counties in Minnesota and South Dakota. All others, $43.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Ortonville Independent, Box 336, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION RATE SCHEDULE - ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON A FEBRUARY 1ST DUE DATE- Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse, Swift Counties in Minnesota and Grant and Roberts in South Dakota Pet)mary 34.00 August 17.04 March 31.20 September 14.29 April 28.77 October 11.36 May 25.56 November 8.52 June 22.72 December 5.68 July 19.88 January 2.84 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. AND SO. DAK. February 39.00 August 19,50 March 35.75 September 16.25 Apdl 32,50 October 13.00 May 29.25 November 9.75 June 26,00 December 6.50 July 22.75 January 3.25 ALL AREA OUTSIDE OF MINN. AND SO. DAK. February 43.00 August 21.54 March 39.49 September 17.95 April 35,90 October 14,35 May 32,31 November 10.77 June 28.72 December 7.18 July 25,13 January 3.59 "PUBLISHER'S LIABILITY FOR ERROR" The Publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The Publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with an adver- tisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 p.m. Friday News - Friday afternoon Classified ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too to classify.) late OFFICE HOURS A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8 AM-12 NOON; 1-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-12 NOON; 1-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours. LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the right to edit and/or condense letters for print. The )aper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. Letters should contain the writer's )rinted or typed name, signature, address and telephone number. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published. Letter writers are asked to limit them- selves to one letter per month. Please keep letter brief, perferably not over 350 words, and to the point. AD vs. NEWS The Ortonville Independent policy in determining what is advertising and what is news is based on one simple test: If an individual business or organi- zation charges for admission to an event, for an item or for a service, it will be con- sidered advertising. In other words, "If you charge, we charge." Advertising is the life-blood of a news- paper. Without it a newspaper would cease to exist. The money a paper i receives for subscriptions and single i paper sales is used to pay for the ink and paper used in producing the product. It no longer does so because of paper cost I increases. It still covers the cost of ink and a small portion of the paper used. Advertising to a newspaper is like crops and livestock to farmers; meat and products to the grocer; dresses, coats and underwear to the soft-line merchant; and plows and tractors to the implement dealer. Without any of those items, the )articular business would not be in busi- ness. ADS: We reserve the right to refuse any, advertising without obligation to justify our decision. POLICIES: A News: Our goal is to report the news as fully and accurately as possible. The staff's opinions will appear only on the opinion page. A Editorials: Opinions published on this page, whether locally written or reprinted from other sources is intended to stimu- late thinking and discussion among our readers. Opinions expressed by the edi- tor are her own and not necessarily those of other staff members. Opinions expressed in items from other publica- tions may be contradictory to the editor's own views, but are offered for their gen- eral interest. Phone 320-839-6163 or fax 320- 839-3761 to place display or clas- sified advertising in the Ortonville Independent or via E-MAIL WEBSITE Page 4 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, June 23, 2009