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SIX TROJAN BASEBALL PLAYERS were named to the 2009 Pheasant Conference All-Conference team. Pictured above in front from left to right are Mike Winther (All-Conference Honorable Mention), Andy Strei (All-Conference Honorable Mention) and Tyler Adelman (All-Conference). Back row left to right are Jeff Watson (All-Conference), Matt Fellows (All-Conference) and Bryant Zahrbock (All-Conference). All six are also members of the Big Stone Badgers American Legion baseball team this summer. Water Softeners and Salt Delivery Ill to~o~r~o~eorO.~ce, WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Area! Cover your health between retirement and Medicare Maybe you're retired or planning to retire soon but you're not yet eligible for Medicare. And maybe you're wondering what to do about getting a health plan. I can help. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has several affordable plans and deductible options that are ideal to bridge the time between retirement and Medicare. 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Selected as Honorable Mention were juniors Mike Winther and Andy Strei. Rounding out the All-Conference team were: Sam Thielen, Luke Schmitz, Mason Lampe, Riley Wilson and Austin Gray-Wheaton/Herman- Norcross; Mike Weick-CGB; Drew Schmidgall, Derrick Foss, Brendon Foss and Tyler Kellner- Hancock. Luke Schmeising and Alex Erickson-Chokio-Alberta. Jamie Stedjan, Nolan Erickson and Devon Apgar-Hillcrest Lutheran. Aaron Lund and Teddy Wood- Brandon-Evansville. Honorable Mention: Dan Kleindl and Nate Kleindl-CGB. Will Budke and Kevin Coffman- Wheaton/Herman-Norcross. Cody Picht and Nate Gibson- Chokio-Alberta. Zach Nersten-Hillcrest Lutheran. Travis Lund, Joe Roers and Shawn Schecker-Brandon- Evansville. Kurt Mickelson and Drew Hanson-Ashby. Sam Thielen of WHN was named the Conference MVP and Tony Thiel of WHN was named Coach of the Year. The 2009 final conference records were: Team W L 1.WHN 13 1 2. Ortonville 11 3 3. Hancock 10 4 4. C-A 7 7 5. Hillcrest 6 8 6. B-E 5 9 7. CGB 2 12 8. Ashby 2 12 Kiss Your License Good-bye If You Drink a Drop of Alcohol andDrive. il The Big Stone Post 229 BadgersThe Badgers threatened in the bottom Sammon picked up the win in relief had a busy week with doubleheaders half of the fifth but were unable to going two innings, with one walk, against Madison and Morris. score as Madison came up with the three strikeouts and allowing just one ," On Wednesday, June 17 the win. " hit. Badgers hosted Madison in two, five Mike Winther went four and two- In the second game, Big Stone led inning games. Inthe first game, Big thirds innings, walking eight, striking 5-4 until Morris broke out with five Stone held a 4-0 lead until Madison out four and allowed just three hits. runs in the fifth to take a 9-5 lead. Big scored two runs in the top of the Jeff Watson pitched the final out in Stone battled back and started the last fourth inning. The Badgers then relief, inning with a single by Watson and a scored a run in the bottom half of the Leading hitters for the Badgers double by Strei. Zahrbock and Seth inning to make it 5-2. Madison would were Matt Fellows and Andy StreL Maas als0 C011eded hits, and with the score a lone run in the fifth to come each with a double. Tyler Adelman, score tied at nine, Matt Fellows was up short as Big Stone won the game Jeff Watson, Bryant Zahrbock, Keven able to collect the game winning hit 5-3. Berdan and Isaac Knutson each had as the Badgers defeated Morris 10-9. Bryant Zahrbock was the winning singles. Leading the Badger hitters was " pitcher going five innings, allowing On Friday, June 19 the BadgersBryant Zahrbock with a double and , five hits, three walks and struck out hosted Morris in two seven-inning two singles. Andy Strei had two dou- ~" seven. Andy Strei had two hits with a games. In the first game, the Badgers bles, with Matt Fellows and Jeff double to lead the Badger hitters, trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of Watson each collecting a single and a Tyler Adelman had a triple, with fifth inning when they scored three double. Seth Maas and Ryan Parady Zahrbock and Jeff Watson lacing dou- runs. Big Stone added five more in each had a single. bles for Big Stone. the sixth to pick up an 8-4 win. Matt Fellows was the winning In the second game, the Badgers Evan Summon led the hitters with pitcher going five innings allowing . had to come from behind as Madison two singles and a double. Bryant six hits with five strikeouts and eight scored five runs in the first inning to Zahrbock had a single and double, walks. take the early lead. Big Stone would Mike Winther had two singles and The Badgers record now stands at then score nine runs over the first Jeff Watson and Matt Fellows each 8-2 on the season. Big Stone will three innings to take a 9-7 lead going had a single, travel to Milbank tonight (Tuesday) into the last inning. Watson started on the mound and and will play a doubleheader starting Madison then scored three runs to went five innings allowing six hits, at 6 p.m. ! take the lead 10-9 in the last inning, two walks and five strikeouts. Evan ly Grass-based farming, bird habitat and local food will be the focus of a special field day Thursday, July 9, starting at 4:30 p.m at Moonstone Farm near Montevideo. There is no charge for this event, which will fea- ture a supper consisting of locally pro- duced foods; A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal. Attendance is limited for this event and pre-registration is required. To reserve a spot or for more informa- tion, contact the Land Stewardship Project's Montevideo office at 320- 269-2105 or ttay- This field day will feature walking like Moonstone can benefit wildlife tours led by Moonstone Farm's and the environment in general. In Richard Handeen and Audrey Amer. addition, there will be a presentation They will discuss how over the past on how federal initiatives like the several years they have converted Conservation Stewardship Program their operation from annual, row-crop can reward farmers for practices that agriculture to a system that relies on improve the environment. perennial plants such as grass. This event is sponsored by the There will also be a discussion on Land Stewardship Project, Pheasants the multiple benefits that can result Forever and the Sustainable Farming from a diversified, grass-based live- Association of Minnesota. stock farm, such as improved wildlife To view a map to Moonstone Farm, habitat, cleaner water and carbon s e e sequestration. Regional experts will be on hand to provide a act.html. firsthand look at specific ways a farm It RCTC announces Spring Dean's List Rochester community and Technical COllege (RCTC) has announced its Spring Semester Dean's List. Students named to the list have achieved a grade point average between 3.0 and 4.0 for courses completed in the fall semester ending this past December. Named to the list was Katherine Adelman of Bellingham. RCTC serves nearly 8,000 students a year in diploma and degree programs. can count on every minute of the day-,wherever you live in Minnesota--tune in or click online. O MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO MPR.ORG th 6:00 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room at Stevens Community Medical Center Call: 320-749-2607 or Emaih if you cannot attend this seminar, other upcoming seminars are scheduled for: Mon July 20th and Tues Aug 25th !ii i iliiC ii i ii I ~ /ix : ~ Lap -Band Patient - Deb, Lost 90 lbs. Presenter George M.A. Fortier IV, M.D FACS is certified in Lap-Band procedures and has placed over 328 Lap-Band placements with a total weight loss of over 22,000 pounds (more than 8 tons). Every week these numbers increase! Will you be included? For m0re information got6 web Site Stevens Community Medical Center 400 East First Street, Morris (320) 589-1313 1-800-993-SCMC www.scmcmorris,com Page 6 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, June 23, 2009