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news digest Swift County Habitat for Humanity Board of recently received notice from the West Central Affiliate of they are officially a Habitat for Humanity Chapter. To board and committee members developed goals, needs assessments and committee trainings. leave or not to leave remains the question facing regarding its differences with the Pioneerland During a special meeting last Friday the Chippewa of Commissioners reconsidered a motion tabled at the ne 16 meeting, which directed a letter be sent to informing the system of Chippewa County's intention to the end of this year. The motion was tabled pending the a mediation session scheduled that evening at the library Two days later, the Pioneerland board voted to extend the deadline the two counties had to notify the system of to withdraw. Consequently, the county board voted to a final decision until its meeting Aug. 18. SD'-Already a center of dairy production, Grant County is center of dairy education. The Milbank Community has announced the formation of the Midwest Dairy million dairy education facility to be located in the "ea. Milbank Community Foundation President Ken Karels announcement recently. "The purpose of the facility is to ned personnel for the commercial dairy industry," said educational facility is our effort to maintain and dairy industry." Although the site and startup date have Karels said the location will be as close as possible are to break ground in the spring of 1999 and start fall. A 700-head dairy herd will be at the core of the Stone City Maxwell and his wife rs over the 4th They were Ada Herrmann at home on of Milbank Myron Schnaser Robert Haggard of - Spent two weeks at the Oliver Nolting. also were Mr. of Windsor, CO; CO; Michael Olson from CA; and Mr. and on guests at the home on were Mr. and Mrs. Ileen Christensen and Mrs. Oliver nng. Ralph and were Watertown Lula was joined by her sisters Eula Harder from New Hope and Helen Gustafson and her husband Duane from Carthage, SD. Other guests came from Aberdeen, SD; Minneapolis, Jackson and Lakefield; and Doylestown, OH. Part of the celebration included a five generation picture of Mrs. Martin of Motley, Lula Hagen of Big Stone, Julie Shultis, Tessa Shultis and Tanner Shultis of Aberdeen, SD. Lula Hagen and daughter Janell Johnson of Doylestown, OH visited David and Julie Shultis of Aberdeen on Wednesday and Thursday, July I st and 2nd. Janell's husband Roger Johnson of Ohio and son Matthew Johnson of North Carolina arrived in Big Stone Thursday evening, July 2nd. The Johnsons left for Cloquet on Friday, July 3rd for a family reunion. Lloyd Ballhagen and Sonia Hayes of Hutchinson, KS, Dr. Jay Ballhagen and wife Melba of Ronan, MT; Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley; Gene and Jolene Herrmann of Ramsey; and Ada Herrmann were Thursday evening dinner guests at the Ervin Herrmann home. Thursday noon these from Milbank was a .relatives enjoyed pJzia at the Ada visitor of Eldora  Herrmann home. John and Anna Rothi of Ortonville daughter Donna Darold from at Francis Stelz's June 26th to 0th. They visited Donna's 50th Big Stone School. was held at the The class June 27th and sister of Francis away June 4th at of Sioux Falls spent ae home of her Athey. yisited her daughter her husband Peter Une 27th to Friday, last weekend in they celebrated on June 28th. in honor of 96th birthday. Plan ka may sign up rmative and ake's place Monday Cost will room for 50 Served during the at the OrtonviUe Call Paula at 839- and Hazel Gibson of Beardsley )vere Thursday afternoon Ada nerrmann's. Thirty-five Revillo High School graduates of the classes of 1945, 1946, and 1945, spouses, and guests met for a picnic supper Friday evening at the home of Bob and Orla Onken. Those at the gathering had come from Nebraska, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Saturday noon Orla and Bob Onken attended the all-school reunion at Revillo/Grant-Deuel school. About 500 attended dating from the class of 1923. Saturday evening guests at the Onken home were Ellis and Joanne Brekke, Jefferson City, MO; Burma Brekke, Cross Lake; Byron and Doris Brekke, Brooklyn Center; Tom and Ruth Vincent, Brooklyn Center; and Jim and Myrtle Vincent, Milbank, SD. ' Otau'w CLO'CX' " RJEPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary StnTdng Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN 320-839-2357 ts Certified I .Clock,aker- Watchmaker Call After 6 p.m. for Estimates July4 parade at W. Meadowbrook Residents of the West Meadowbrook area north of Ortonville celebrated the Fourth of July in style with their annual Independenc Day Parade. In top photo at right is one of the craziest parade entries driven by Tom and Ann Nelson of West Meadowbrook. Ann serves as one of the parade organizers, rounding up the parade entrants and spreading the July 4th spirit. _.2 " r Bottom photos show other patriotic parade entrants and the grand marshal of the parade Gail Larson. Residents of the West Meadowbrook area, often called the Bayview or Bay Street area celebrate the fourth every year with the parade, which draws many spectators, as well as parade entries. Hanson-Lieb (Ceutinued from page 1) Following his training at the academy, Hanson says that he plans to go to pilot training, work for two years, then attend medical school, to eventually become a flight surgeon in Europe. Upon returning to the academy, Hanson will be taking a three week summer, course which simulates a pilot being shot down and surviving m the wilderness. Travis Lieb, 21, son of George Lieb of Big Stone City, SD and Phylis Lokken, also of Big Stone City, entered his six week basic training in June of 1995 and began the academic portion of his training the following August at West Point near New York City, NY. He has been home for the past two weeks on summer leave, and left Monday for Hunter Army Airfield training with the first Ranger Batallion in Savabransh, GA until August 7. Lieb, a 1995 OHS graduate, says that like the U.S. Air Force Academy, a West Point candidate must also receive an appointment from a senator or state representative. He began sending letters to them stating his interest in West Point in the summer of his senior year. and he interviewed in front of a panel set up by the state representatives before receiving his appoinmaent. Lieb says that cadets take mostly general classes the first two years at West Point, and he is now majoring in general management. There are only about five to 20 students pet class, , with a great student to teacher ratio/ He chose this program because of his- interest in business, and it is the closest he could get to a business.. degree. Military professors teach the regular school year's classes, and upperclassmen teach most of the summer classes at West Point. Lieb says that "Seniors get the most respect and make the underclassmen do most of the dirty work. The academy stays focussed on a rank structure to avoid hazing." Besides the academics at West Point, Lieb says that there is much focus put on competitive sports. He is on the school trap and skeet team, which competes against area country clubs, other universities such as Yale and the University of Connecticut, and the other service academies. "I love what I'm doing," he says. "It's not very often that people get to live their dreams, and so often people settle for something less. I feel privileged to actually do what I love." After graduating from West Point in May of 1999, Lieb plans to travel to Europe, then to Fort Beaning, GA for his basic course and Ranger school. He says that he plans to be with his first unit in April or May of 2000. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Ben Miller and Hank Prasnicki at the Ben and Mary Ellen Miller home. There were three squares dancing. Guests were from Watertown. Calling Wednesday, July 8, 1998 will be Hank Prasnicki from Big Stone City, SD. On the lunch committee will be Ben and Mary Ellen Miller and Emil and LuVerne Swezey. BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Medicare supplements for seniors. Life and Health for individuals. Group plans; 2 to 49 employees. Local and Personal Service, give us a call. Stolpman Insurance Agency Rich Stoick Bellingham Ortonville Phone 568-2101 Phone 839-6194 An iadependent licensee af the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association 1994 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Geri Cartwright Ferd Schuerman Thehna Persen Evelyn Schmidt Agnes Schuerman 00INDEPENDENT Chadie & Lolly Walker Do you know Reuben Mikkelson these people? They're having the time of their lives. You probably know many of them. They've lived in this area for many years, or have come back to thi area to retire. They may have been your good neighbors. Now they are in their 70's, 80's and 90's and mired from the work place - but not from an active life. On the contrary, they're finding their retirement years both happy and fulfdling as tenants of P/casant Www Apartments. Agnes Schuerman commented: "It's like family living, and I get my apartment cleaned, have my mail delivered, and get one good noon meal everyday. I also like the various entertainment now and then." Evelyn Schmidt added, "It's a lovely place to live - beautifully. decorated. Pleasant View provides the things we can't do at home anymore And there is plenty of room to entertain friends and family. I also enjoy the special events and entertainment provided." "The rooms are so efficient," added Thelma Persen. "I really enjoy the great food, and the people here are so lovely." Ferd Schuerman commented, "It's all real good. The staff here is wonderful - I get very good care here" "I couldn't have found a more wonderful place to retire in. It's like having one big family. We feel secure, are served good food and enjoy nice, comfortable apartments. We also have a director that spoils us!" remarked Geri Cartwrigbt. "There's a heated garage, bus service, and the hospital, clinic and dentist attached to our building. We couldn't ask for more - come and join us. Wetl make you feel welcome!" "It's just like the name says - it's very pleasant," said Reuben Mikkelson "I enjoy the company of the other tenants. And the security is the best - I feel very secure here." "A beautiful, comfortable and friendly place to live," said Chadie and Lolly Walker. "It is so convenient to.get to the doctors. It makes living so much easier for us." See for Yourself Pleasant View provides you with a wonderful option for retirement living. Come out and see what these people, your friends and neighbors, have found at Pleasant View Apartments in Appleton. Pleasant /View 100 Barduson Appleton, Mn Phone 320-289-1163 Judy Olson, Housing Director Page 9