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Three local youth attend. Red, White, You Conference Three young people from Big Stone County recently attended the 2010 Red, White and You Conference sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation .,ith support from the CHS Foundation. The conference was held at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, June 28 - 30. Participants heard presentations from motivational speaker. Rick Metzger; from. Amanda Nolz, writer for BEEF Daily, who presented, "Stand Up, Speak Out, Tell Your Agriculture Story;" and from Mark Enninga with the National Guard on "Serving Our Country." The confer- ence focused on positive attitudes, patriotism, diversity and rights as a citizen. "The purpose of this conference is to emphasize the freedoms enjoyed by Americans - many we often take for granted," said Big Stone County Farm Bureau President Don Diekmann. "We believe it is impor- tant that our young leaders take time to recognize some of the benefits and privileges we have." Andrew Diekmann said he really enjoyed the experience. Also attending were Amy Wolff and Laura Homan. A long-standing tradition of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, Red, White and You is a teen leader- ship conference that focuses on the importance of democracy and the rights and responsibilities, associated with freedom. Over 110 students from across the state attended this year's program which was open to any stu- dent in grades 8-10. Open house set for Peterson/Petersen ".'.::::::::::".'*:$'..:!.. .... -. :!. Christie Peterson of.Ort0nville and Dennis Petersen of Sisseton announce their upcoming wedding and invite friends and family to an open house in celebration of their marriage on July 10 from 1-5 p.m. at Christie's home at 912 Highland Hwy.', Ortonville. There will be a short wedding cer- emony ,in the presenceof family prior to the open house. The couple requests no gifts, please: (ADV) ATTENDING THE RED, WHITE AND YOU CONFERENCE were; left to right, Amy Wolff, Andrew Diekmann and Laura Homan. The Conference was sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation withsupport from the CHS Foundation. Bakkelund named to. President's List DATES TO REMEMBER Hospice will have Unit in Big Stone City Parade July 11 Hospice will have a booth at Big Stone County Fair August 6-7-8 Stop By - Purchase a ticket and win a great prize! Hospice annual Salad Luncheon will be October 8, 2010 at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville SEE YOU THERE Contact Rice Hospice - Ortonville Area office (320) 839-4124. rice 00hospice O rtonvil le/G racevill e Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 320-839-4124 Presentation College has announced the President's List and Dean's List for the Spring 2010 semester. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or greater are included on the Dean's List. Named to the President's List was Elizabeth Bakkelund, Pre BS in Biology. , KDIO Temps H_j Low June 27 82 62 June 28 73 57 June 29 73 54 June 30 82 55 July I 88 66 July 2 87 69 July 3 90 75 Ladies bridge invitational set The Ladies bridge invitational will be held at the Ortonville Community Center, 200Monroe Ave. (alley entrance) on Monday, July 19. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be a 12 noon lun- cheon. Bridge begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Prepaid registration is due by Wednesday, July 14 with no refunds of money. Please furnish your own substitutes. Mail checks payable to Betty Nelson, PO Box 260, Clinton, MN 56225. You can reach her at 320-325- 5148. All bridge players are welcome! Please pass this information on to other bridge players, thank you! (ADVx2) OHS class of '85 25th reunion set The OHS class of 1985 is have their class reunion on Friday, July 30 in Odessa and Saturday, July 31 at the. Ortonville Club House. If you have not received any infor- mation please contact Darwin Asmus at 320-839-3606 or email him at club- or Marty Kelzer at 507-334-6013 or email her at kelzer2003 @ Open house bridal shower for Amy Smith set An open house bridal shower is being held in honor of Amy Smith, bride-to-be of Dustin Roggenbuck, on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., at the Tabor United Methodist Church, 109 Second Ave., Big Stone City, SD. All family and friends are wet 5 come. Amy and Dustin are registered at Herberger's and Target. (ADVx2) NE W AND IMPR 0 VED. . . HOBO SOUP Is Back In'Town! Available in Ortonvilte at Hartman's Super Vatu Foods and Pioneer Meat Market and Sausage Kitchen. New Formula No MSG DF, EEEEEEELICIO US / U ".4 JUNGLE RECIPE FIT FOR A KING" State Candidates Jay Backer, Lee Byberg On Bus Tour in, Area Minnesota State House candidate Jay Backer today announced he will be hosting' Seventh 'District Congressional Candidate Lee Byberg on a "Bring Back Common Sense to Government" bus tour of ten Western & Southwestern Minnesota cities on Tuesday, July 6th and Wednesday, July 7th. The tour includes stops in ten cities in Minnesota House District 20A as follows: Tuesday, July-6th 6:00 a.m. Kerkhoven: Sherrie's Cafr; 7:00 a.m. Benson: Whistle Stop Diner; 1:00 p.m. Appleton: Civic Center, Council Chambers; 2:30 p.m. Dawson: Cj Mikes Family Restaurant; 4:00 p.m. Canby: Central Park; 7:30 p.m. Tyler: Fire Hall Wednesday, July 7th 10:00 a.m. Hendricks: City Hall; 12:00 p.m. Madison: DeToy's Family Restaurant; 3:00 p.m. Ortonville: Pizza Ranch; 4:30 p.m. Clinton: KJ's Kountry Store Area news digest CHIPPEWA COUNTY- Ted Nelson will take over as director of Prairie Five Rides following Dick Olson's retirement after 11 years on the job. Nelson, a former Dawson native, takes over for Olson after working for Prairie Five Rides for the last eight months, first as a part-time driver, then in dispatch, and most recently as dispatch manager. Prairie Five Rides services the five county area including Swift, Lac qui Parle; Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, and Big Stone counties. WHEATON- The Wheaton City Council expressed concern over the possible relocation of the MnDOT building. In a June 10 council meeting, members discussed a letter from MnDOT proposing the possibility of combining the Wheaton and Ortonville truck stations and crews into a new facility located in Graceville. A reason for the proposal is the poor condition both the Wheaton and Ortonville buildings are in and the cost it would take to replace both of them. Facing tough economic times, MnDOT said in the letter, changing to a centralized location would give them the opportunity to build one new facility instead of two. APPLETON-The start of fund raising for a nearly $1 million pool renovation was approved June 9 by the Appleton City Council. The Appleton Swimming Pool Committee met with the city council, seeking approval on one of three options for pool renovations. Option three, with an estimated cost of $995,015, involves renovations to the bathhouse and pool. The baby pool would be eliminated, and a zero-entry leisure pool would be added. A one meter diving board and dual drop slide would be added to the deep part of the main pool. The pool committee sought support of option three and received approval to start fundraising efforts which will determine the project's feasibility. DAWSON-Dick Pollei is the newest gnome. Pollei is the 2010 gnome honoree for his years of work in the City of Dawson. Since 1960, Pollei served the community as a teacher., bus driver, musical director, mayor, and volunteer. Pollei's gnome was unveiled Friday during the opening ceremony of Riverfest. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Thursday evening, June 24 through Saturday, June 26 Phyllis Schluter's son Jim and wife Vicky Schluter from R0semount came to visit Phyllis and Richard. Jim and Vicky biked on the auto tour route and enjoyed the area. Irene Mathison spent the June 25 . weekend with Debbie and George Peterson in Canby, and watched the cleanup crew e]ean the yards and fallen trees after a bad wind storm. Sunday, Jane 27 John and Anna Rothi met at Graceville at the Corner Car6 with their niece Harriet and Ken Roberts of New London, WI; Ken and Harriet's grandson Caleb of Watertown, SD; Butch and Ione Gibson of Beardsley; arid Jim and Mary Reynolds of Graceville. Herb and Ca=ol Kludt of Rapid City, SD visited Ken and Jeanne Berg. They celebrated the 63rd wedding anniversary of Ken and Jeanne. Herb and Carl visited from June 23 to June 28. Carol and Ieanne are sisters. They all had a wonderful time. At Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday night, June 27 Idella Ross, Phyllis Schluter, and Arlene Larson attended and enjoyed the chorus. About 50 members were singing and it was very good. Jeanette Bohlman attended Music in the Park at Central Park on Friday, June 25. The Melody Kings and Kara and Adam Helgeson entertained them at the park. June 26, Gen Adelman, her son Don, and her daughter Mary Plathe and family of Bellingham drove to Apple Valley, to attend the high school graduation party for Gen's granddaughter Becca Larson, daughter of Shirley and Phil Larson. They were also guests at Gen's son Duane and Judi Adelman of Lakeville on Sunday, June 27 and overnight guests and returned horae on Monday, June 28. They had a fn weekend. Shirley Karels was a visitor at her sister Viola Zadow's of Milbank on Sunday, June 27. Janice Karels of Mora, was a visitor at the Roman Karels' home from Thursday, June 24 to Friday morning, June 25. On Friday afternoon, June 25 Roman and Shirley Karels visited at the St. William's Home with Sister Jone, Janice Karels, and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Peterson of Cottonwood. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels and Phyllis Thompson enjoyed music at the park on Friday evening, June 25. They enjoyed the entegainment in which Roman and Shirley's grandchildren Kara and Adam Helgeson sang some songs. Connie Anderson and Yvonne Hooser were coffee guests at the Roman Karels' home Tuesday morning, June 29. Kris and Bruce Redfield's grandchildren Mady, MacKenzie, and Kennedy Stegner of Casa Grande, AZ arrived to visit Kris and Bruce on the first of June. They are staying until the end of July. Angie Falco had surprise visitors over the June 25 weekend her daughter Sarah and family came up from Sioux Falls. Angie enjoyed spending time with her new granddaughter Kira. Adrienne ind Ryan Stattelman on Evelyn Morris had three visitors her children Wanda Berry of Robbinsdale, Rod Morris of Tampa, FL, and David Morris of Fort Worth, TX. They were at Evelyn's for the June 25 weekend. A1 and Judy Vedder attended their great-niece Joslynne Sigler's Confirmation in Clinton. Afterwards they were invited to an open house at Darin Sigler's. A great lunch was served by Darin and his family. Don and Zelda Kohl visited Palma Gutzmar on Saturday night, June 26. Urban and Ludie Stolpman and David went to Milbank to visit Bert and Amy L,oehrer and greet the Loehrer's new baby Eon. Urban and Ludie Stolpman had Mr. Vanorny from the Milbank area cut branches from a 50 foot tree whose Sunday, June 27 went to watch the. branches were in the way of their ham Wheel of Fortune auditions in Fargo. Gena Michaels of Beardsley visited her mother Fran Sester of Northridge for the day on Tuesday, June 29. Kathy Morgan of Battle Lake and Marilyn Forbes of Marshall visited their mother Fran Sester of Northridge on Friday, June 25. Jim and Pat Sester visited his mother Fran Sester of Northridge for awhile on Sunday, June 27. Monday, June 28 Elayne Fahlgren had a surprise visit from her nieces Mesa and Apache Junction, AZ. They had a real good visit. LaVonne and Gary Beachem became dew grandparents on Monday, June 28. Jarod and Mandy Beachem of Gibson, IL were blessed with a baby girl Sade Marie Beachem. She weighed nine pounds and two ounces and was 19 inches long. She joins a three and a half year old brother Brodie. It is Gary and LaVonne's first grandchild that is a girl and LaVonne's brothers and sisters have no girls. Denny and Pat Spanton went to San Antonio, TX for their grandson Troy Spanton's high school graduation. This fall he will be attending Baylor University in Waco, TX. He is the son of Scott and Beth Spanton. They had a nice visit with Troy and his family, while they were out there. On Sunday, June 27 Denny and Pat Spanton went to Milbank to attend the 55th wedding anniversary celebration for Bo and Grace Scheff at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. On Tuesday afternoon, June 29 Pat Spanton and Evie Swigerd went to the Graceville nursing home to visit a classmate Dick Tomson. radio antenna. Mr. Vanorny did a tremendous job with a tree so tall. Mr. Vanorny's wife is a relative of Ludie's. On Sunday, June 27 Lance Korth of Wahpeton and his daughter Bailey came to see grandma Eleanora Quast. Kathy Korth joined them. They all went up to Northridge to see grandpa Richard Quast. Twyla Hinneberg's granddaughter Allison Broman of Wayzata visited Twyla. Allison's parents brought her out on Sunday, June 27. On Tuesday, June 29 Allison and Twyla both went to Day of Love at First English Lutheran Church. Twyla served the lunch. Allison returned home Friday, June 2. On Thursday, June 24 Twyla's brother and wife Alvin and Marilyn Tengvall of the Minneapolis area came to visit Twyla. On Friday, June 25 they went to the all class reunion in Benson. On Saturday, June 26 they attended the all class banquet under a tent and a parade all in Benson. Six hundred people attended the banquet. Birdie and Justin Scholberg, Phyllis Schluter, Rosemary Brown, Marcella Rose, and Arlene Larson's husband Johnny all helped Arlene Larson celebrate her 82 birthday on Wednesday, June 30. They all had cake and ice cream in the dining room of Fairway View. Johnny Larson provided the cake and ice cream. Arlene also received several phone calls wishing her a happy birthday. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, June 25 were Mel Ehlert and Pearl Pederson. They had a very enjoyable afternoon. A. Koosmann announce birth of daughter Lac qui Parle county committee nomination deadline nears Aaron and Chris Koosman are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Reese Lynn born on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Stevens County Medical Center in Morris. tee member, a person must participate Reese weighed seven pounds, five or cooperate in a program adminis- ounces and was 21 inches long. tered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a Farmers, ranchers and other agri- cultural producers may begin nomi- nating eligible candidates to serve on the local Farm Service Agency county committee, announced Don Tweet, County Executive Director, of the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Lac qui Parle County. FSA county committees make decisions on commodity price support loans; conservation programs, disaster programs, employing county execu- tive directors and other significant agricultural issues. This year's election involves pro- ducers from the following townships in Lac qui Parle County: Mehurin, Garfield, Hamlin, Manfred, Freeland, Providence and Maxwell. To hold office as a county commit- Grandparents are kon and Carol Scheff of Big Stone City, SD and Jerry and Marty Koosmann of Appleton. Great grandparents are Jack Weeks and Kathy Weeks. of Watertown, SD. She is welcomed home by her big brother RJ. (ADV) county committee election and reside in the above mentioned area. A com- plete list of eligibility requirements is posted online at: A_File/ccoeligib_10.pdf Individuals may nominate them- selves or others as candidates. Additionally, organizations represent- ing minorities and women may nomi- nate candidates. All nominees must sign nomina- tion form FSA-669A, which includes a statement that the nominee agrees to serve if elected. Form FSA-669A is available at USDA Service Centers and online at: All nomination forms for the 2010 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 2, 2010. The county committee nomination period began June 15. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters by Nov. 5. The final day to return voted ballots to the local USDA Service Center is Dec.-6. Newly elected county com- mittee members take office Jan. 1, 2011. For more information about FSA county committees, visit your local USDA Service Center or online at: Then select the County Co .mmittee Election Page. Tuesday, July 6, 2010 00INDEPENDENI Page 3 f !