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i00,rea news digest APPLETON-Plans by Swift County's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to build a four-plex in the City of Appleton were heard at a public hearing Wednesday evening, June 12. The moderate income housing rental units will be built near Halter Village on the east end of Appleton. F&L Management and Development Inc. of Marshall will serve as the project coordinator. These units are part of phase two of the HRA's proposed housing in Swift County. HRA has built four four-plexes in Be nson and one in MurdocL All of these housing units are filled up and a waiting list for more housing remains. MADISON-Cross USA in Madison was informed June 10th of the loss of its major account. Due to very major losses accredited to the events of Sept. 11th, St. Paul Company informed Cross officials that future computer programming will be done at the corporate office o reduce the number of layoffs attributed to the disasters. Cross USA presently employs 11 people at the Madison office with an annual payroll of over a half million dollars. This does not mean Cross will be leaving the site at the MMN Elementary School. WILLMAR-A five-year-old Willmar girl was attacked recently by a neighbor's 60 lb. bull mastiff. Savannah Jasmyn Mireles suffered multiple bites on her head, face and back. She required more than 400 stitches and may eventually need cosmetic surgery to repair the damage to her face. The attack occurred about 11:30 a.m. June 8th at the child's home on St. Ann Street. The dog's owner, Lorenzo Franco, Jr. could face charges in the attack. Family members said the neighbor's dog broke from its chain, came into the Mireles' yard and attacked Jasmyn. The dog, which tested negative for rabies, was destroyed by authorities. BENSON-The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson broke ground Monday on a $21 million expansion that will double the plant's capacity. The project will boost annual production of the six- year-old plant from 21 million gallons of ethanol to 40 million gallons. The expansion will add five new employees and increase corn consumption to 18 million bushels a year. Big Stone City Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Monthly meeting of the Big Stone senior citizens will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd. Potluck dinner at noon, short business meeting at 1:00, and cards and bingo at 1:30. All senior citizens welcomed. Father's Day Wade and Cindy Van Dover and kids camped and fished on the Missouri River with Wade's thmily. On Tuesday, June 18th Delores Bengtson and two grandsons Zach and Jon Bublitz spent the day at Lori and- Dale Brandt's farm near Milbank. Wednesday evening, June 19th Delores Bengtson went back to the Brandt's farm and celebrated Jamie Brandt's birthday. Mr. and Mr. Ken Yilek of St. Cloud were Saturday visitors of John and Jerri Van Hout. Willis-and Jen Hofhenke of Huron were Saturday afternoon, June 15th visitors at the Arlin Anherhofer's home. Arlin and Verna Anherhofer attended a reunion of Schultz relatives at the Ken and Marva Carr's home in rural Milbank Saturday evening, June 15th. They helped welcome Marva's sister Linda and family, who have recently moved back to the area from Florida. A potluck supper was served. Catholic Mass was held at Northridge Wednesday morning. The Mass intention was for the Charles Dawald Family. Sally Roggenbuck attended the Bowl of Love held at St, John's Catholic Church on Thursday morning, June 20th. Kathy Gilsdorf showed the group of ladies a baby layette which was proposed as a new project to be used at Birthright. They recycled used greeting cards before Mass and sent them out to shut-ins and the sick. Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. followed by a potluck. Kathy Gilsdorf, Diane Kvidera, and Irene Karels helped Sally Roggenbuck return to Northridge on the city bus. The Big Stone chorus sang to the people of Northridge on Monday evening, June 17th. Sally Roggenbuck really enjoyed it because she knew all the people. Arleen, Moila, and Kathleen Kourtney of Orange,CA were week day visitors of Donna Rabe. Saturday night, June 15th Clara Zeek had two tables of bridge. Those playing bridge were the Simonitchs, Mikkelsons, and Michelsens. On Father's Day afternoon dinner guests of Frank and Clara Zeek were Syl Pinkert, Rose Christensen, Clifford and Ileen Christensen, and Roger and Sandy Christensen and children. ,.A Extension Carrie Ann Olson County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN With graduation ceremonies recently held, I thought it appropriate to share this poem written by Robert Fulghum. My Co-worker, Shelly Vergin in Swift County, passed it on to me as her son graduated from Kindergarten. All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate- school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School. These are things I learned: Share everything; play fair; don't hit people; put things back where you found them and clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours; 1)1: Des Ka(lanlbi, B,,a,.,t ('erlified ()phlhahm,h,gi,,! 00uality and Experience In Winnipeg See Our Webite at www.eyetechlasik.com Take a 360" virtual tour of our clinic and view a surgery. Dr. Kadarabi has performed over 18000 procedures since March 1994. We use the Bausch & Lomb technolas 217 laser with Ac'e gye.trackhtg.  2090-360 Main Street clinic, winnipeg Canada R3C 37,3 IBI: LASlK1 00239900,00. I006008000EYES (3937)] say you're sorry when you hurt somebody, wash your hands before you eat and flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you: live a balanced life -- . learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Take a nap every afternoon and when you go out into the wor'ldwatc h out for traffic, hold hands andM together. Beware of wonder -- remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup -- they all die. So do we. And then remember the Dick-and- Jane books and the first word you learned -- the biggest word of all -- LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. Take any of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about 3:00 in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if all governments had a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is still true-- no matter how old you are -- when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together. Engaged Heidi Heisinger and Jayson Bogenreif announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-to-be are Tom and Dixie Heisinger, Parkston, SD. Parents of the groom-to-be are Dan and Sharon Bogenreif, Big Stone City, SD. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Parkston High School, a 2002 graduate of Southeast Technical Institute in Surgical Technology, and is currently doing her clinicals at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, in Mitchell, SD. - The groom-to-be is 1995 graduate of Milbank High School, a 1996 graduate of Mitchell Technical "Institute, and is currently Employed at Southeastern Electric in Parkston. An Aug. 24, 2002, wedding is planned in Parkston Bids sought for haying on Refuge The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge will be accepting sealed bids on haying on the refuge. These bids are due in the Refuge Office on July 8. If anyone is not familiar with the haying units, please call the refuge office at 320-273-2191 to set up an appointment to view them. Thompson named to UW-River Falls list The spring semester Dean's List honoring 1,193 UW-River Falls students has been released by Registrar Judy George. Named to the list from this area is Elizabeth Thompson of rural Ortonville. Meet our family at Pleasant View Pleasant, kind, good-hearted, gentle, enjoyable. What else can one say about Alan Minzel? He is a remarkable addition to the Pleasant View family, having moved into the apartments just two years ago next month. Alan was born and raised on his family farm in Agassiz Township. Lac qui Parle County. He even- tually purchased the farmland that his father owned, and has grandad before him. As dedicated as Alan was to working the family farm. he did find time to Alan Minzel hunt. fish and play infield positions on the softball field. "Pheasant hunting was good, and so was goose hunting." said Alan. adding he also enjoyed hunt- hag ducks and deer. Alan retired from farming in 1987. but remained on the Pleasant 00ome place until moving to Pleasant View. His younger brother Bud from Wyoming lost his battle with cancer ha 2000, but Alan remains In touch with his older brother, Gordon, in Willmar. "I moved here for several reasons." stat- e'View ed Alan. "I heard a good recommendation from a current tenant, and after seeing how roomy and clean the building was. I agreed." He enjoys the com- murdty dining room atmosphere, and the very nice people. 'q'he physical con- 289- I 1 63 neutron of the apartments to the clinic is a real benefit for me, too," he added, "And, I really appreciate the competent and compassionate director and staff; I00 S. Barduson St. ' I really like it here." Appleton, MN 56208 Come check us out! Ask Judy about living at Pleasant View - you'll be glad you did!! Bellingham/Louisburg By Margret Stueckrath Phone 568-2430 Randy Wittnebel was not present when his name was called for $20. June 19 at the Bellingham Community Day Drawing. June 26 the drawing will be for $40. Alfred and Barb Borgerson spent from June 6 to June 17 at Lakeville. Alfred, Keith and Kyle Borgerson spent a week fishing in Canada. Norman Ruckle and James Ruckle of Bloomington also joined them. Sunday, June 16th relatives and friends helped Mrs. Norman Ruckle celebrate her 85th birthday. Dave McGuire of Hills was a Wednesday. June 19 afternoon and supper guest at the Alfred and Barb Borgerson home. Claude and Ruth Larson left Friday, June 7 for Aaron and Deb Larson and sons home at Bettendorf, IA, returning home June 10. Grandsons Schuyler and Alic Larson returned home with them. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Larsen stayed at the Dave and Jan Dale cabin at Longville for a week. Woody and Carol Mangel, Doug and Cheryl Mangel and Herb Thomas of Ortonville drove to the home of Bill and Darcy Hoag and family Wednesday afternoon, June t2. Thursday morning they all flew to Baltimore, MD to attend the wedding of Shaunda Mangel and Jeffrey Holt at the Swan Point Country Club at the Marina, Issue, MD. Kyle and Jessica Mangel and twins of St. Cloud and cousins from Colorado also attended. Lila Plathe and Michelle Kessler went to Stiliwater on Saturday, June 15 to attend the graduation party of Kyle Plathe at the David Plathe home. Deb Reiffenberger, Megan and Micah of Ortonville; Jeff and Cheryl Plathe of Willmar; Brad and Laura Fisher and Tyler of Appleton were also guests at the Plathe party. Wally and Lois Larson and grandsons Lucas and Chandler enjoyed camping at the Dakotah Campground near Sisseton, SD from Friday evening to Monday afternoon. Brent Larson and Michelle Williamson of Alex camped with them from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Joleen Van Hoorn spent Saturday with them and they all attended the Pederson reunion at the campground on Saturday. Others attending from the area were Howard and Lou Jean Schake, who also camped afternoon Schake, Mavis Dale Schellberg and! Wednesda' Ronnie Nels convertible. and back. Sunday the Ronnie stand. Monday R with Orlin Tom Peters. themselves b Duane and visited Ruth home in June 14. Scott and of Springfiel Tuesday, June at the Alan Thursday, the Alan and Hansen of of Montevideo. Willard Rak Tuesday the Duane home. Where to stay Guide available Obituaries Minnesota's Association of Innkeepers is offering a free 2002 lodging guide for Minnesota to help travelers plan a get-away. The Explore Minnesota "Where to Stay" guide lists 600 motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, inns, area attractions and activities. For a free copy, call the MN Association of Innkeepers at 1(800) 568-5739 or email to info@mnlodging.com, or visit www.mnlodging.com Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.12 Soybeans ............................ 4.58 Corn ................................... 1.80 June 25, 2001 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.04 Soybeans ........................... 4.14 Corn ................................... 1.40 Donald G. Rakow Donald G. Rakow, 73 of Lombard, IL a retired electrical engineer who volunteered hundreds of hours to his church over nearly five decades, died Tuesday, June 4, in his home from complications related to liver disease. Born in Bellingham, Mr. Rakow grew up on his family's wheat farm. After graduating from Bellingham High School in 1946 he stayed at home helping with the farming. In 1948, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving with the 89th Air Squadron as an artillery maintenance man in Pusan and Chin Hat, Korea, during the Korean War. After the war, Mr. Rakow moved to the Midwest, hoping to carve out a career in electronics. In 1952, he landed an entry level job as a mechanic in the Chicago plant of International worked his drafting and He held wrap-aroung still Mr. the company, engineer from division of its Survivors son Jeffry; a five g Willard and Shelton; nephews. 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