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..,, By JDK More on the ordination last week of Father Douglas Binsfeld, courtesy of our dear friend and colleague Phyllis Justice of Grant County Review: "A graduate of Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN and Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, Father Binsfeld was working as a paramedic in the Twin Cities when he decided he could no longer ignore his desire to become a priest. It was an accident 16 years ago which left his sister, Cindy VanDover, Big Stone City, unconscious because of a head injury. As he waited and watched by her bedside, he suddenly became aware of how little he really knew about his sister. Cindy eventually recovered and her brother began taking serious- ly his vow to change. He would give family involvement high priority in his life. The only son in the Binsfeld family, he had four sisters. He remained luke warm in the practice of his religion. Then one day he got a call from his sister, Cindy, who invit- ed him to atfend a retreat at Aberdeen, SD. Remembering his pledge to support his family, he agreed to do so. That weekend the love of Jesus really touched me, he said. That moved me so much because at the time I was a fallen away Catholic. I wasn't practicing my faith and that drew me back, he remembers. He began attending mass weekly and then, daily. Prayer became a part of his daily life. He made a trip to Medjugorie, Yugoslavia, where children have reported seeing Mary, the mother of Jesus. He also began to understand that he had been chosen by God for the priesthood." Ortonville Kiwanis President Brett Jacobsen and Kween Pam took off last week to attend the Kiwanis International Convention in Montreal, Canada. What a treat! A full schedule awaited them on their arrival as Kiwanians  from around the world meet to greet each other, be entertained and enlightened, debate the issues that will govern our entire organization, hear reports and elect the officers who will serve next year. Yet another small worlder! At the reception for the Heidi Hasslen- Jamie Bender wedding last Saturday, we enjoyed a pleasant conversation with Dr. Ned Nippoldt, a dentist who practices in Woodbury and is married to Jill Hasslen, formerly of Ortonville and sister of Dan Hasslen. We asked if he knew our first cousin once removed, Alice Bernard, who also lives in Woodbury. We hadn't even finished saying the last name Bernard, when Ned interrupted us by saying "I certainly do ... she has been one of my patients for about 20 years. And it was about 10 years ago, she so informed me of her relation- ship with you. At that time, she had been browsing through some old Ortonville Independent copies and saw the birth announcement of our oldest child, Tanner, now 20 years old. She brought the clipping into our office, to inform us that she was an Independent reader and related to its Publisher." Ned informed us Alice ... one of the famous Kaercher triplets born in the old Ortonville Hospital, is now living in a nursing home in Woodbury. She is the sole survivor of her clan. Peterson Chiropractic Clinic We had barely finished writing the above, when we received word on Sunday last that Alice had passed away, marking the end of an era in that family. She was the last survivor of the late Leonard Kaercher clan. Rites for Alice will be held this Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home at 575 South Snelling, St. Paul, 55116. Alice is survived by her six children, all living in the metro area, and cousins, Paul Hicks of Milbank, SD, Charles Croal of Fargo, and Catherine Hicks Lund of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. One of her children informed us today that they were all pre- sent at her side when she observed her 90th birthday on June 17th of this year. We'll have a complete obitu- ary next week. Boat & Motor & Bobcat Loader Grand Prize Drawings Flood recovery grant Court report for Ortonville businesses Rep. Doug Peterson today announced the award of a $200,000 state grant to help businesses of Ortonville recover from the effects of the 1997 Spring floods. "This long-awaited funding will help continue the process of recovery for the community and economy of Ortonville," said Peterson, who was a co-author of flood relief legislation passed in the special legislative ses- sion of August, 1997. "With this grant, the City of Ortonville will be able to assist local businesses that suffered actual flood damage or were otherwise adversely impacted by the flooding." Ortonville will use the grant for a business loan program that was devel- oped and will be administered locally. Peterson, of rural Madison, congratu- lated city officials and community leaders for their success in winning the funding with an innovative pro- posal. The grant comes from the Minnesota Investment Fund, which is administered by the Minnesota Department of Trade & Economic Development. Funding for the pro- gram comes from an appropriation provided by the Minnesota Legislature. Peterson's 1997 flood relief bill provided some $55 million to assist flood recovery efforts throughout the state. The state's total spending on flo'bd,,relief efforts, including capital improv'ent projects approved in the 1998 regular session, came to more than $125 million. "I was pleased to see the agency devoting significant funding to com- munities ]n rural Minnesota," Peterson said. "Although some people and businesses may never truly recov- er from this historic disaster, we can look forward to building a new and better future in the affected communi- ties." 1998 crop loan rates The Big Stone County FSA loan rates for 1998 crops have been announced with little or no changes. The rates are as follows: Wheat $2.78, Corn $1.76 and Soybeans set at $4.99 per bushel. Loans on small grain are available through March 31, 1999 and on corn and soybeans through May 31, 1999. Farm stored certified loans can be disbursed at a 100% of the certified quantity. Measurement service is also available at $15.00 for the first bin and $4.00 for each additional bin. If 1998 grain is commingled with other crop years grain or other pro- ducers grain, measurement service prior to commingling is required. Warehouse loans can also be obtained by bringing the warehouse receipt to the office when making application along,with proof of stor- age paid for the loan term. When repaying warehouse loans an entire receipt must be paid. To avoid this, have the warehouse issue smaller receipts. Farm stored commodities under CCC loan are not to be removed for sale or feeding without prior autho- rization from our office. Any grain moved without authorization is a con- tract violation and subject to penalty. Benefit dinner, auction Peterson announces change in capitol for Cody Teske July 20 o.,ce phone A fundraiser will be held July 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ortonville to help Cody Teske, who had his left hand injured in a log splitting accident June 6. Cody is the son of Leah and Jeff Koch of Ortonviile and Steve Teske of Odessa. Cody has undergone two surgeries since the accident and had to have his fingers removed. He is scheduled for a third operation July 13 at North Memorial Hospital, and is expected to return home a few days later. During the benefit dinner, a silent auction will be held for a porcelain doll, donated by Carol Knutson, owner of Carol's Dolls of rural Ortonville.-Silent bids will be taken for the doll throughout the benefit, and sold to the highest bidder at the end of the evening. People wishing to donate items to the silent auction may leave their items at the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or 6-al the chamber office at 839-3284 for more information. The menu for the benefit includes spaghetti, lettuce salad, french bread, bars, ice cream, coffee and pop. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children or $10 for a family. Matching funds from the dinner will be donated by the Aid Association For Lutherans branch 6843. Cans have been distributed to area businesses in Ortonville, Clinton, Odessa, Graceville dnd Milbank, SD, and an account has been set up at Minnwest Bank of Ortonville. An organizational meeting for the benefit will be held Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ortonville, and anyone wishing to help is encouraged to attend. There will also be a huge benefit rummage sale Thursday J.hrough Saturday, July 23-25 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Odessa Hall. All proceeds will go toward the Cody Teske Fund. Fishing picks up in Ortonville Independent fishing contest Week ten of the Ortonville Independent fishing contest showed improvement over recent weeks, with the largest northern of the year, and competition in every category. Don Fisher of Ortonville had a prize northern this week, at a whopping 10 pounds 8 ounces. His catch was weighed in at Big Stone Bait ol r Ortonville. Winning the walleye category this week was Charles Reich of Sioux Falls, SD with a 4 pound I 1 ounce beauty. Charles' fish was weighed in at Bud's Bait of Ortonville. Steve Holtquist of Milbank, SD reeled in this week's winning perch, at 1 pound. He weighed in his catch at Hartford Beach Resort of Corona, SD. In the bullhead category, Trevor McDaniel of Ortonville won with a 1 pound 7 ounce fish., Trevor's catch was weighed in at Bud's Bait. Since there were winners in all categories this week, the jackpots stay the same, with the perch jackpot at $130, the northern jackpot at $160, and the walleye and bullhead jackpots $100 each. The telephone number of Rep. Doug Peterson's State Capitol office will change when a new area code is created for the Twin Cities on July 12. The new area code and number will be: (651) 296-4228. All state government offices in St. Paul will be also switched to the new area code, which will cover the eastern half of the Twin Cities metro area. Minneapolis and the western metro area will keep the 612 area code. Peterson's Capitol address remains the same: 569 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155. His home address and phone are: R3, Box 90, Madison, MN 56256; (320) 769-2453. Cashtown reunion this year on Aug. 14 Cashtown Reunion will be held Aug. 14, 1998 at VFW clubrooms, Ortonville for all past and present residents and business people and their friends. Hors d' oeuvre s served at 6 p.m ....... (Week of June 22, 1998) ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. Angela Raye Anderson, Mpls., Speeding 44/30, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Ricky Lenez Powells, Terroristic Threats, Fined $50, Jail/Prison: 60 days Stayed 180 days for 2 yrs., Unsupervised Probation for 2 yrs., Credit Time Served Since 5/22/98. Marlene Elizabeth Henrichs, Ortonville, Expired License Tabs, Fined $15, Surcharge $14, Court Costs $15. Heidi Beth Timmerman, Milbank, SD, Unreasonable Acceleration, Fined $35, Surcharge $ t 7, Court Costs $15. MINNESOTA HWY PATROL Dana Lee Aman, Mobridge, SD, Speeding 82/55, Failure to Appear, DL Suspended on 6/22/98. Elbert Glen Burch, Indianapolis, Log Book Not Current, Failure to Appear, DL Suspended on 6/22/98. Shalom Kropfl, Ortonville, Speeding 72/55, Fined $55, Surcharge $20, Court Costs $15. Rachel Lynn Lien, Ortonville, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $17, Court Costs $15. Gerardo Martinez, Jr., Moorhead, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Marcus Deon Fricks, Cedar Hill, TX, No MN Registration, Fined $35, Surcharge $6, Court Costs $15. Ryan Michael McLain, Graceville, Basic Speed/Endanger, Fined $210. Marian Marie Gabel, St. Louis Park, Speeding 70/55, Fined $55, Surcharge $20, Court Costs $15. Cheryl Dawn Hinkemeyer, Rice, Stop Sign, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. DNR Robert LeRoy Kolb, Watertown, SD, One Extra Line, Fined $35, Surcharge $28, Court Costs $15. Mark Francis Carlson, Graceville, Fail/Display Current Reg., Fined $15, Surcharge $24, Court Costs $15. Lawrence Francis Kramer, Corona, SD, One Extra Line, Fined $35, Surcharge $28. Court Costs $15. Display old cars, trucks, tractors, engines at fair Grant Hagen is coordinating an old Car-Tractor-Farm Machinery- Engine display for the Big Stone County Fair, to be held at Clinton July 24 - 26. Collectors of old cars, trucks, engines and farm tractors are invited to display these at the fair. For more information, contact Grant Hagen, Clinton, at 325-5240. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY July is am= month at July is at the (3 Library! If anyone library book neglected to your chance to record without any trouble fines and chargO waived. Please sofa cushions, in . toybox, Hardees back seat of every other place you due books, tapes. with gre Sign up PF food P Big Stone CoUn[ Forever food plots up by the 15th of Moen. If not sig no fall payment It starts with service. American Family provides quick claim service, free quotes and answers to your insurance questions. Call today. AM "Adorable Baby" promotion again at county fair Big Stone County Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will be promoting life and raising funds by holding their annual "Those Adorable Babies" promotion at the Big Stone County Fair in Clinton July 23 to the 26th. Pictures of your babies will be dis- played at the MCCL Fair Booth. For a small donation, votes may be cast for your favorite baby to become "Adorable Baby 1998" and represent Big Stone County MCCL in the Ortonville Cornfest Parade, as well as receiving 1st prize of a $50 Savings Bond. Second and Third place prizes will also be awarded. To enter your favorite baby, under 2 years of age, please send a 5 x 7 or smaller photo, along with name, par- ents name and SASE (self addressed stamped envelope, to return photo) to: Becky Block, RR2 Box 25, Ortonville, MN 56278. --1 ]r !]p i Dr. Gregory J. Peters0n Specializing in Back, Neck and Extremity Care for the Entire Family. Phone 320-839-2323 OFFICE HOURS: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:30-5:00; Tues. & Thurs. 8:30-12:00; Sat. by appointment 215 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Office (320) 839-2323 Home (320) 839-6246 Prizes valued at Drawings Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday in July & August LOTS OF WAYS TO QUALIFY. 7 pm $100 9 pm $300 8 pm $200 -lO pm $500 All Hot Seat & Cash drawing winners WILL QUAI.I for Grand Prize Drawings. Wed., July 29 & Wed., August 26 6 pm $1,000 7 pm 81,5OO 8 pm 82,500 9 pm $5,000 10 pm Grand Prize (July: Boat & Motor AtltguSt: Bobcat Loader.) Watch for the Register to win Western Wear, Cash & Prizes, t Casino Coupons Drawings immediately following Bullarama Finals COMING SOON Play our bank of Slot When they t chose from: Jet Ski Golf ATV Lawn and more! July July 17 & 18 STATE LINE BANP July 24 & 25 1-29 Exit 1 One Hour south of Fargo 1-800-DAKOTA5 - Owned and operated by the Sisseton-Wahpetoa Sioux Tribe. 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