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P i N D E ENDENT "A Constructive Newspapertn A Live C o, mmunity" illustrates how well the area's crops are looking this year, as much of the corn is the fourth of July" standard. Despite a late start and a few farmers replanting, warm temperatures recently have made the wheat and soybeans in the area look t was taken in Gayle Hedge's field just south of Rausch Bros. Granite in Big Stone wing off the tall corn are Dylan Loraff, 5, Joshua Sherod, 6 and Rayver Sherod, 3. Sco61ic of Ortonville and Joshua and Rayver are sons of Robert and Lori Sherod of charged with increasing prescription drugs Ortonville's Police Department The pharmacist told police the "1" received word May 13 from had been written with a diflerent type Northside Medical Center stating of pen and was easily identified as Clough had attempted to get a /not originally having been on the prescription for the painkiller Tylo / prescription. He also added Tylox is from one of the city's drug store', an extremely strong pain reliever and and had changed the number on It is in demand for street use. from 30 to 130 pills. Pharmacy records from the city's other drug store indicated Clough had lough, 31 of guilty last one County controlled 'th by COurt records, 00CenB ..... ank obtained prescriptions for Tyiox in the amounts of both 60 and 30 pills recently. Upon checking clinic records, police found only one prescription given to C]ough for Tylox, which was for six pills. It was later determined by the department that "ty" had been added to the word "six" on that prescription. After posting bond, Clough was released. Court documents stated there had originally been five charges, two for controlled substance crime in the fifth degree-possession, and three for controlled substance crime in the fifth degree- procure/possess by false means. In exchange for his guilty plea on two charges, the remaining three were dropped. Each controlled substance crime charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both. Clough chose not to comment when reached shortly before presstime Monday. He is slated to return for sentencing later this month in Big Stone County Court. YET? Temperatures late last week and into the high 90s, with some topping the eVidenced by the Cenbank clock, ham Legion Auxiliary 50 year members meeting June 3, with 17 members present. Among the items at the .1 Legion Its monthly meeting was the presentation of 50 year pins to several of its members. Fifty year pins were presented to Lila Plathe, Yvonne Hanson, Lucille Gritmacker and Arlene Karels. Twenty-five year pins were presented to Marie Volkenant and Angela Hanson. Marion Maatz, membership chairperson, was the presenter. The meeting was called to order by President Terry Johnson. The National Anthem was sung and attendants recited the Pledge of Ailegience and the preamble. A Memorial Service was held with readings by Sue Ohm, Terry Johnson and a prayer by Arlene Karels. Two candles were lit in memory of Erna Roehl and LaVerne Weber, followed by the hymn "Nearer My God To Thee" and a prayer by Arlene Karels. Charter was draped in black in rememberance. New officers include President Terry Johnson , First Vice President Marion Maatz, Second Vice President Arlene Karels, Treasurer Sue Ohm and Chaplin Arlene Karels. 50 YEARS with the Kanthak-Matthies Auxiliary. chairman, pins a 50 year guard on Arlene Hanson and at right, Lila Plathe, also being Absent was Lucille Gritmacker. Marie a 25 and Arlene Karels accepted Angela Hanson. ...... Citizens' jury reports findings ,, on economic development "Economic Opportunities in the Big Stone Lake Area" was the title of a citizen's forum held last month at the New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville, featuring a pane| of experts in various areas of economic development. A group of jurors deliberated a case for economic development, arriving at a verdict by consensus shortly before the meeting adjourned. The jury was made up of area residents and business people who reflected Big Stone County demographically and were not actively involved in local economic development agencies or city and county government. The Jury consists of 10 to 18 Bill Kleespie rites Saturday at Blue Cloud Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Arlyn "Bill" Kleespie, 62 of Ortonville who died last Saturday, June 29th in a Minneapolis care center. A mass of Christian Burial will be held this Saturday, July 6th at l0 a.m. at the Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD. Abbot Thomas Hiidenbrand and Rev. Thomas Roznowski will officiate and burial will be in the Blue Cloud Abbey Cemetery. A time of visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Bill Kleespie is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law: Janice and Sherwood Dove of Con'ell and Verda and Charles Bartz of Ortonville. Four nephews: Micheal and wife Deb Dove of New Ulm; Morgan and Kari Dove of Harwood, MD; Christin and wife Nicki Bartz of Maple Grove and Jonathon Bartz of Ortonville. Also two nieces: Margo and husband Steve Van Moer of Marshall, and Nikole and husband Ryan Kehnle of Ortonville. Great nephews: Jory and Josh Dove, Carson Dove, Ryan Van Moer and great niece, Madeline Dove. Want name on Legion calendar? Call Karn Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calendars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Karn at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. people carefully selected to be a true microcosm of the sponsor's community. Jurors are paid a stipend for their time. An outside moderator facilitates the Jury's sessions. Jurors hear from a variety of expert witnesses who present a wide range of views related to the issue at hand. The Citizens Jury concludes its business by presenting their recommendations to decision makers and the public in a press conference and through a written report. The Citizens jury was tasked with addressing these three questions: What is the best course for economic development in the Big Stone lake Area? How can it best be achieved? What realistically can we expect as outcomes? After the Jury had an opportunity to hear presentations from expert witnesses and a chance to ask them questions about their presentations, the jurors deliberated among (Continued on page 13) ADVANCING TO STATE COMPETITION are these local track and field participants. Left to right are Tiffany Giese, Rikki Roscoe and Jesse Roscoe, who recently participated at the district track and field meet in Hutchinson. Tiffany placed first in the softball throw with a 127.7, and was third in the 200 yard run. Rikki placed third in the softball throw at 67', and was third in the 200. Jesse was awarded a first in the softball throw with a 129.1, and a second in the 200 at 32 seconds. First and second place winners qualified for state. Goetsch photo was by Shelstad the photographer. In last week's Independent, in the Photo was taken by Ethel farmer salute featuring the Edwin and Shelstad, staff writer for the Western LeRoy Goetsch families of rural Guard newspaper in Madison. Our Bellingham, the editors failed to list apologies. Independent's Pet Gazette here soon, send in photos Send us a photo of your favorite pet to be published in The Ortonville Independent's annual Pet Gazette, featuring pictures, articles on pet care, and great deals for your pet from area merchants. Photos will be judged in three different categories - cutest, most unusual and best dressed, with prizes given away, so send us your favorite photos at Box 336, Ortonville, MN 56278. This is the final week to submit photos. Anyone who doesn't have a current photo can phone the Independent at 839-6163 and we'll come take one for you! A CELEBRATION OF THE REV. ROBERT FRIEDRICH for his 40 years in the ministry and a farewell to St. Peter's and Trinity Lutheran churches in the Bellingham area was held Sunday. The photo above was taken next to a banner made by members of both congregations arid the plaque of granite with both churches' names etched on was presented to Pastor Bob and wife Ir-ene. Both expressed their thanks to those attending for the gifts, and the friends they'd made over the years of their service to the community. Shown above, left to right, are Glen Klefsaas, president of St. Peter's Lutheran, Irene, Pastor Bob and Carol Asche, president of T rinity Lutheran.