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! with a heart" Oi '] N oon00,rOive,,,,o,,,. ' N D E N T 100 YEARS this Sunday, July 13 is St. John's Catholic Church. The parish was established 3. The congregation is holding a centennial celebration to commemorate the event. ohn's Catholic Church to Centennial Celebration Church of its centen- July 13. in with at 10:30 a.m. and ! be offi- Mass, a catered at 12 noon. The to attend the are nec- ung to attend Church inside DRUG by Wednesday, July 9. Reservations can be made by con- tacting the St. John's Church Office at 839-2772. Centennial History books have been made in honor of the centennial. The books feature a Summary of Parish Activities for each of the 100 years of St. John's. Additionally, each parish family is featured with a short introduction to the family. A History of St. John's is included in the book, along with various pic- tures of the Church and its activities throughout the 100 years of its exis- tence. In addition to the history books, St. John's has a large variety of souvenirs that are available to be purchased at any time. Centennial displays will be shown in the entrance of the Church. All Parishioners and visitors of St. John's are welcome to visit the display throughout the course of the day. Many of St. John's Parishioners formed a Centennial Committee to help plan and implement the centenni- al celebration. Additionally, church members have volunteered their time and services to provide wonderful cel- ebration festivities. The public is invited to visit St. John's to help cele- brate their Centennial year. Officials remind pet own- to clean up after their pets erty without cleaning up after them, the Ortonville Police Department will be strongly enforcing this Ordinance. Any one who is caught not clean- ing up after their pets may be issued a fine. Additionally, pet owners should be courteous to other residents in Ortonville, and are reminded to try to limit the amount of noise made by their pets, and to keep their pets on their private property when they are unattended. have been to keep their while in the City Clerk Char Jplaints have waste parks, and around 91.07 of any animal or con- trol of any animal shall be responsible .for cleaning up any feces of the ani- mal and disposing of the feces in a sanitary manner whether on their own property, on the property of others or on public property." Officials recommend pet owners carry a plastic bag when they are out with pets, so they can clean up after their pets have relieved themselves. As a result of the continuing prob- lem of pet owners who allow their pets to "go" on public or private prop- Eastman finds four leaf an omen c f good luck i i was discovered last week by Ashely above. Eastman found the clover in her Ashley Eastman of Ortonville is hoping for a future filled with good luck after finding a four leaf clover in her back yard last week. Finding a four leaf clover is a rare occurrence, and according to legend is an omen of good luck. The four leaves of this type of clover are said to symbolize love, luck, faith and hope, and ancient legends tell tales of Eve carrying a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden. Druids held the four leaf in high esteem and considered them a sign of luck. In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing". Flour leaf clovers are most likely to be found in less accessible areas with poor soil. As hardship often brings out the best in people, the clover plant responds with four leaf clovers. The four leaf clover is a mutation of the regular three leaf clover. Mutations occur in strains of the plant that tend to grow in the same area and mutations are more comon when a plant has to contend with less than ideal growing conditions. Sometimes five, or even eight leaf clovers are formed as a result of the mutation as well. Ashley is the daughter of Nancy Eastman of Ortonville. Big Stone County Fair will open Thursday, offers many activities Big Stone County's Fair will open this Thursday, July 10 at the Big Stone County Fairgrounds in Clinton, and will run through Sunday, July 13. This year's fair will feature a new carnival, as last year's carnival is no longer doing business in Minnesota. Cody's Rides of Prior Lake will be opening at the fair. No advance ride tickets will be available, however, tickets may be purchased at the booths on fair grounds at a price of $6 for 10 tickets. Arm Band days will be on Friday, July 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Arm bands will be sold for $10. In addition to many rides, the car- nival will also be bringing their own magician to the fairgrounds. The magician will have his own stage, and the shows will be free of charge. Posters had been sent out by the fair board to be colored by children. As an incentive for participating in coloring the posters, children will be receiving a free pop from the fair board. Additionally, a "grand prize", a small bike, will be given by drawing a list Thursday's events will begin at 7 p.m. with 10 cent Bingo. "Cat Cloverbud day at the county fair Big Stone County 4-H will hold "A Cloverbud Day at the Fair" on Thursday, July 10, 2003 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Clinton. Participants will play games, make a craft, visit the petting zoo, and get a cool treat from the 4-H Foodstand. Children who have completed grades 1-3 are invited to attend. Cost is $2.00. Please RSVP by July 8th to the Big Stone County Extension Office at 839-2518 Raven", will be performing in the shelter beginning at 7 p.m. as well. Thursday is also designated as entry and set-up day. Friday is Senior Citizens' Day, and Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Melody Kings and the Nerness Family. The Kids' Pedal Pull will also be held on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday's events include the 4-H Auction and Awards program in the morning. New Life Community Baptist Church Chorus will be per- forming as entertainment, as well as "King Karaoke", an Elvis Impersonator, Ortonville's Swingtime Band and "Emily Weidauer". The Enduro races will also be held on Sautrday, beginning at 6 p.m., as well as the Horse Show, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday's events will open with a 10 a.m. Community Worship. Entertainment for Sunday will be pro- vided by Donna Chapel, and the Demolition Derby will be held on Sunday afternoon. The fair will con- clude on Sunday with 4-H Demonstrations. An antique Machine Display will be shown on fair grounds as well. Commissioners discuss permit concerns, budget cuts Tuesday County's Shoreline Ordinance states specific regulations regarding build- ing on shoreline property. A question arose about what could be done to speed up the permit process, and Wilke answered that because permits are required by the Ordinance, the only way to change them would be to review the current Shoreline Ordinance. Because the number of people building along Big Stone Lake has increased m recent years, Commissioner Dave Torgerson made a motion to request Big Stone County's Planning and Zoning Commission to review the current ordinance. The motion failed due to lack of a second. Commissioner Lane then asked (Continued on page 10) Mark Ronglien and Greg Cloos of Ronglien Excavating attended Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners regular meeting last Tuesday to discuss concerns about obtaining permits. According to Ronglien, the busi- ness has contracted with many people who have purchased shoreline proper- ties and are building residences on those properties. His concern lies with the amount of time it has taken to obtain a DNR-issued permit that would allow some tree removal in those areas. Ronglien mentioned he has been trying to reach the person who issues the needed permit, but has had diffi- culties because of vacations and unre- turned phone calls. He is concerned because Ronglien Excavating has entered into many contracts with , shoreline property builders, and this permit has taken almost four weeks to obtain. According to Ronglien, this amount of time will put the business substantially behind schedule. Big Stone County Environmental Services Officer Darren Wilke was also present at the meeting. According to Wilke, anyone wanting to remove trees from Big Stone Lake's shoreline must obtain a land alteration permit, in accordance with Big Stone County's Shoreline' Ordinance. Discussion was held among Commissioners, Ronglien and Wilke regarding'the amount of time taken to obtain the permit. They discussed contacting the DNR to express con- cerns about the length of time used to issue a land alteration permit. Wilke also mentioned Big Stone WELL ABOVE KNEE HIGH! Trevor Cronen, son of Kevin and Heidi Cronen, proves that this year's corn crops have surpassed the expected "Knee high by the Fourth of July". Trevor is pictured above in his Dad's corn field near Clinton. ! with a heart" Oi '] N oon00,rOive,,,,o,,,. ' N D E N T 100 YEARS this Sunday, July 13 is St. John's Catholic Church. The parish was established 3. The congregation is holding a centennial celebration to commemorate the event. ohn's Catholic Church to Centennial Celebration Church of its centen- July 13. in with at 10:30 a.m. and ! be offi- Mass, a catered at 12 noon. The to attend the are nec- ung to attend Church inside DRUG by Wednesday, July 9. Reservations can be made by con- tacting the St. John's Church Office at 839-2772. Centennial History books have been made in honor of the centennial. The books feature a Summary of Parish Activities for each of the 100 years of St. John's. Additionally, each parish family is featured with a short introduction to the family. A History of St. John's is included in the book, along with various pic- tures of the Church and its activities throughout the 100 years of its exis- tence. In addition to the history books, St. John's has a large variety of souvenirs that are available to be purchased at any time. Centennial displays will be shown in the entrance of the Church. All Parishioners and visitors of St. John's are welcome to visit the display throughout the course of the day. Many of St. John's Parishioners formed a Centennial Committee to help plan and implement the centenni- al celebration. Additionally, church members have volunteered their time and services to provide wonderful cel- ebration festivities. The public is invited to visit St. John's to help cele- brate their Centennial year. Officials remind pet own- to clean up after their pets erty without cleaning up after them, the Ortonville Police Department will be strongly enforcing this Ordinance. Any one who is caught not clean- ing up after their pets may be issued a fine. Additionally, pet owners should be courteous to other residents in Ortonville, and are reminded to try to limit the amount of noise made by their pets, and to keep their pets on their private property when they are unattended. have been to keep their while in the City Clerk Char Jplaints have waste parks, and around 91.07 of any animal or con- trol of any animal shall be responsible .for cleaning up any feces of the ani- mal and disposing of the feces in a sanitary manner whether on their own property, on the property of others or on public property." Officials recommend pet owners carry a plastic bag when they are out with pets, so they can clean up after their pets have relieved themselves. As a result of the continuing prob- lem of pet owners who allow their pets to "go" on public or private prop- Eastman finds four leaf an omen c f good luck i i was discovered last week by Ashely above. Eastman found the clover in her Ashley Eastman of Ortonville is hoping for a future filled with good luck after finding a four leaf clover in her back yard last week. Finding a four leaf clover is a rare occurrence, and according to legend is an omen of good luck. The four leaves of this type of clover are said to symbolize love, luck, faith and hope, and ancient legends tell tales of Eve carrying a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden. Druids held the four leaf in high esteem and considered them a sign of luck. In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing". Flour leaf clovers are most likely to be found in less accessible areas with poor soil. As hardship often brings out the best in people, the clover plant responds with four leaf clovers. The four leaf clover is a mutation of the regular three leaf clover. Mutations occur in strains of the plant that tend to grow in the same area and mutations are more comon when a plant has to contend with less than ideal growing conditions. Sometimes five, or even eight leaf clovers are formed as a result of the mutation as well. Ashley is the daughter of Nancy Eastman of Ortonville. Big Stone County Fair will open Thursday, offers many activities Big Stone County's Fair will open this Thursday, July 10 at the Big Stone County Fairgrounds in Clinton, and will run through Sunday, July 13. This year's fair will feature a new carnival, as last year's carnival is no longer doing business in Minnesota. Cody's Rides of Prior Lake will be opening at the fair. No advance ride tickets will be available, however, tickets may be purchased at the booths on fair grounds at a price of $6 for 10 tickets. Arm Band days will be on Friday, July 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Arm bands will be sold for $10. In addition to many rides, the car- nival will also be bringing their own magician to the fairgrounds. The magician will have his own stage, and the shows will be free of charge. Posters had been sent out by the fair board to be colored by children. As an incentive for participating in coloring the posters, children will be receiving a free pop from the fair board. Additionally, a "grand prize", a small bike, will be given by drawing a list Thursday's events will begin at 7 p.m. with 10 cent Bingo. "Cat Cloverbud day at the county fair Big Stone County 4-H will hold "A Cloverbud Day at the Fair" on Thursday, July 10, 2003 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Clinton. Participants will play games, make a craft, visit the petting zoo, and get a cool treat from the 4-H Foodstand. Children who have completed grades 1-3 are invited to attend. Cost is $2.00. Please RSVP by July 8th to the Big Stone County Extension Office at 839-2518 Raven", will be performing in the shelter beginning at 7 p.m. as well. Thursday is also designated as entry and set-up day. Friday is Senior Citizens' Day, and Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Melody Kings and the Nerness Family. The Kids' Pedal Pull will also be held on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday's events include the 4-H Auction and Awards program in the morning. New Life Community Baptist Church Chorus will be per- forming as entertainment, as well as "King Karaoke", an Elvis Impersonator, Ortonville's Swingtime Band and "Emily Weidauer". The Enduro races will also be held on Sautrday, beginning at 6 p.m., as well as the Horse Show, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday's events will open with a 10 a.m. Community Worship. Entertainment for Sunday will be pro- vided by Donna Chapel, and the Demolition Derby will be held on Sunday afternoon. The fair will con- clude on Sunday with 4-H Demonstrations. An antique Machine Display will be shown on fair grounds as well. Commissioners discuss permit concerns, budget cuts Tuesday County's Shoreline Ordinance states specific regulations regarding build- ing on shoreline property. A question arose about what could be done to speed up the permit process, and Wilke answered that because permits are required by the Ordinance, the only way to change them would be to review the current Shoreline Ordinance. Because the number of people building along Big Stone Lake has increased m recent years, Commissioner Dave Torgerson made a motion to request Big Stone County's Planning and Zoning Commission to review the current ordinance. The motion failed due to lack of a second. Commissioner Lane then asked (Continued on page 10) Mark Ronglien and Greg Cloos of Ronglien Excavating attended Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners regular meeting last Tuesday to discuss concerns about obtaining permits. According to Ronglien, the busi- ness has contracted with many people who have purchased shoreline proper- ties and are building residences on those properties. His concern lies with the amount of time it has taken to obtain a DNR-issued permit that would allow some tree removal in those areas. Ronglien mentioned he has been trying to reach the person who issues the needed permit, but has had diffi- culties because of vacations and unre- turned phone calls. He is concerned because Ronglien Excavating has entered into many contracts with , shoreline property builders, and this permit has taken almost four weeks to obtain. According to Ronglien, this amount of time will put the business substantially behind schedule. Big Stone County Environmental Services Officer Darren Wilke was also present at the meeting. According to Wilke, anyone wanting to remove trees from Big Stone Lake's shoreline must obtain a land alteration permit, in accordance with Big Stone County's Shoreline' Ordinance. Discussion was held among Commissioners, Ronglien and Wilke regarding'the amount of time taken to obtain the permit. They discussed contacting the DNR to express con- cerns about the length of time used to issue a land alteration permit. Wilke also mentioned Big Stone WELL ABOVE KNEE HIGH! Trevor Cronen, son of Kevin and Heidi Cronen, proves that this year's corn crops have surpassed the expected "Knee high by the Fourth of July". Trevor is pictured above in his Dad's corn field near Clinton.