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['Nn00DooewEoer,o,00.,,,oOo,00,00oEo,,00,. NDENT NEWEST PROFESSIONAL office building will be hosting an open house this Friday, July is invited to stop by and tour the building which houses the two separate with R.D. Schreiner of counsel and Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Chartered. Professional Office Bldg. Open House this week will be held this they operate a general law practice 5 p.m. at the and offer a wide variety of legal ser- Building, Bank the building' owned by associated with The law firm l, McLaughlin, has also made ffice from their north on Reedstrom are law in both and will in both Linda firm's legal sec- and renovated the one of the lding, where vices including real estate, estate planning and probate, family law, business law, personal injury and insurance disputes. The Law Offices of Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Anderson & Brutlag, Chartered are also operating out of the Professional Office Building, although they are not afiliat- ed with Ash & Reedstrom, In the office, you will meet Kim Hasslen, legal secretary, Attorney David C. McLaughlin and Attorney Germain B. Kunz. Attorney Kunz specializes in real estate law, and Attorney McLaughlin specializes in debtors and creditors rights. Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Anderson and Brutlag also have offices in Morris and Elbow Lake. In the Morris office, four other attorneys, as well as Attorney Kunz practice in various areas of law. Amy J. Doll can assist with personal injury claims by injured people. Warrenn C. Anderson also handles personal injury claims. Michael M. Fluegel special- izes in commercial and insurance (Continued on page 6) Circus coming to town A fleet of nearly 40 employees, two dozen animals and a parade of almost 20 vehicles will be rolling into OrtonviUe next week to prepare for the Circus, which will be in town Monday, July 21. Two Circus shows will be offered, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., both on Monday. Additionally, an Endangered Species Show will begin around 10 a.m. on Monday. This show includes a walking tour of the Circus Grounds, and focuses on topics such as how circus staffcares for each animals including hygiene, grooming and veterinary attention. The Circus' elephants, Barbara and Connie will erect the Big Top at about 10 a.m. on Monday. From the time the Big Top is raised, the circus menagerie will be on display all day 4th Annual Cruise in to Daiw Queen Dairy Queen's parking lot is sure to be full of cars on Thursday, July 17, as the Big Stone Cruisers car club will be hosting their Fourth Annual Cruise-in to Dairy Queen. Big Stone Cruisers have invited car clubs from around the area, including Morris, Montevideo and Sisseton, SD, to "cruise down" and visit the Ortonville area. They will be meeting at Ortonville's Dairy Queen at about 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. The Cruise-in is an opportunity for automobile enthusiasts around the area to get together and talk about cars. Some doorprizes will also be given away at the event. The public is invited to attend this event. t f Check out our web site at " --ww.ortonviUeindependent.com J-- long. The animals of the Circus include performing and non-performing ani- mals. One of the stars is Josh, a 28- year old Shetland pony. Josh was the very first animal acquired by the Circus. Tavana Luvas, a fourth generation trapeze artist, will be flying through the air as she presents beautiful and breathtaking aerial acts on the trapeze. Tavana was trained in at the circus when she was 17 years old, by her grandmother, also a member of the Circus. Advance tickets are being sold for the price of $5 for children under 12 years old and $7 for adults. You may purchase advance tickets at Cenex C- Store, Carlson Drug, The Ortonville Independent, Big Stone Lake Chamber Office, all in Ortonville, or at Wells Fargo Bank in Big Stone City, SD. Ticket prices will be $2 more on show day. Big Stone Lake Area's Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Circus to Ortonville as a fund raiser, so that other fun events can also be held in Ortonville throughout the course of the year. Everyone is invited to come see the Circus and support the Big Stone Lake Area. SKEETER'THE CLOWN was in the area last Wednesday to visit with children and to promote the circus that is comin to Ortonville next Monday. Skeeter is pictured above at the Ortonvdle Library, demon. strating on Cole Peters how a clown applies makeup. Schuelke in.Sioux va,,e, Hosp,,a, 29th Annual Couples Golf tourny next week Steve Schuelke of Big Stone City, SD is in intensive Care at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He is listed in critical condition suffering from a head injury after a fail.. His family says, "a lot of prayers are needed." Cards can be sent to him at the following address: Steve Schuelke, Sioux Valley Hospital, Intensive Care Unit Room 2303, 1305 West 18th St., P.O. Box 5039, Sioux Falls, SD 57117. ncil members approve ride location, tax credit if Ortonville attend- meeting of to request this year. the'Trail 1-3, -and to hold the trail Bridal in 00tle. equivalent employees. A recommen- dation was made to Council members by the Border City Tax Credit (Continued on page 7) Cloos back home; now at Northridge ride at the Campgrounds across fro m the foot of Big Stone Lake. A question arose about whether or not horses would be allowed in the area designated for tents only. Mastel answered that horses would not be allowed in that area. A motion was made to authorize holding the Trail Ride in the park. The motion was sec- onded and carried. In other business, a motion was made to accept the Border City Tax Credit application made by Pro Auto in the amount of $10,200 based on a $3,000 credit.for the 3.4 new full-time John (Jack) Cloos has returned home to the Big Stone City/Ortonville area on Tuesday, July 8th. He is now residing at Northridge Residence. United Methodist Church Stone has new Pastor welcomed a COmmunity, as has taken on Linda moved years ago, SD to was and still at Milbank's Ciinton-Graceville-Beardsley Schools as a band teacher for one year. In his spare time, Seth enjoys play- ing basketball and playing guitar, both electric and , regular guitar. Additionally, Seth enjoys smging,obut claims he is not a very good singer. He is also in the process of learn- ing more about how the youth pro- gram at Tabor sits, and is looking for- ward to becoming more involved, or' reviving the program if it needs to be. Rev. Sandau was born and raised in Gayville, SD. He graduated from Gayville/Volin high school, and attended Dakota Weslyn in Mitchell, SD for two years. He is currently tak- ing some classes at Mt. Marty College in Watertown, SD. He is licensed as a Pastor, but has not been Ordained. Since moving to Big Stone City, Rv. Sandau has performed two Sunday church services in two weeks. "I am very thankful for all the won- derful people who helped our move go smoothly," said Sandau. Reverend Seth and Linda Sandau are a welcome addition to the Big Stone City and Ortonville communi- ties. ago, the Milbank to Big take on his in Tabor United and They met called been en years. They Fancy. the area, Seth with Youth in Milbank as worked at Ortonville's 29th Annual Couples Golf Tournament will be held next weekend, Friday, Judy 25th through Sunday, July 27th at the Ortonville Golf Course. Theme for the tourney this year is "SPORTS PRIDE". Friday night begins the all weekend tournament with karaoke, I IIIIIII I IIIIII I IIIIII I I I Let's clean up for company During the summer months, we have many visitors to our beautiful city, Perhaps some of these are thinking about relocating their business, finding a place to retire, or just a place to spend their vaca- tions. First impressions can make such a difference. If there are spots around that would look better if a little clean- up work is done, why not do it. Your business or home may have weeds around the foundation or sidewalk, perhaps your yard has some areas that could look better with a little TLC, why not spend some time and spruce those places up. TRAM and the COUPLES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be bringing in over 1,200 people who will be touring our town July 26, 27, and 28th. In August, our annual CORN FESTIVAL will bring many visitors to town. Let us each do our best to show off Big Stone City and Ortonville at their best!!!!!!! | I putting contest and hors d'oeuvres served at the clubhouse. Couples will then golf 18 holes on Saturday and end the day with dinner and dance at Matador Supper Club. "Happy Hour" will be from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m. with the dance to follow. Door prizes will also be given away throughout the evening. On Sunday, couples will again be golfing 18 holes with the tournament awards presentation to follow. Judy Gere, one of the event's organizers, says there is currently about 90 couples signed up for the event, although there is still room for more. Registration will close at 100 couples. Organizers ask couples to please be signed up by Sunday, July 20th. Cost for the tourney is $80 per team for the Ortonville Golf Course member $225 per team for nonmembers including a cart. Anyone with questions or wishing to sign up for the tournament can call Terry or Judy Gere at 839-3484. Commissioners will meet Fri. on allegations against VSO A special meeting of Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners will be held this Friday, July 18, to discuss preliminary allegations against Big Stone County Veteran's Service Officer/Emergancy Management Director Doug Tomschin. This meeting is being held to dis- cuss allegations facing Tomschin regarding the county's Computer Use Policy. Tomschin was allegedly in violation of the policy, and the allega- tions were brought to the Board of Commissioners at the beginning of June during a regular meeting. The special meeting comes as a result of a previous regular meeting of the County Board. in which a very large number of interested public were present to hear and speak on the allegations. There was not sufficient space in the meeting room to facilitate this large number of people, thus Commissioners ensured a special meeting would be held at another time, in a larger meeting room, in order to facilitate anyone wighing to attend. The meeting has been set for this Friday at 11 a.m. in Big Stone County's Courtroom, on the third floor of the Courthouse. Any member of the public wishing to speak on this matter at the meeting must call the Big Stone County Auditor's Office to be added to the agenda by Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Each person will be allowed two min- utes to speak on the allegations. You may reach the Auditor's Office by calling 320-839-2525. VISITING THE FAIR, citizens of Big Stone County headed to Clinton last Thursday through Sunday to enjoy the festivities and the midway at the Big Stone County Fair. J ,ii ['Nn00DooewEoer,o,00.,,,oOo,00,00oEo,,00,. NDENT NEWEST PROFESSIONAL office building will be hosting an open house this Friday, July is invited to stop by and tour the building which houses the two separate with R.D. Schreiner of counsel and Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Chartered. Professional Office Bldg. Open House this week will be held this they operate a general law practice 5 p.m. at the and offer a wide variety of legal ser- Building, Bank the building' owned by associated with The law firm l, McLaughlin, has also made ffice from their north on Reedstrom are law in both and will in both Linda firm's legal sec- and renovated the one of the lding, where vices including real estate, estate planning and probate, family law, business law, personal injury and insurance disputes. The Law Offices of Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Anderson & Brutlag, Chartered are also operating out of the Professional Office Building, although they are not afiliat- ed with Ash & Reedstrom, In the office, you will meet Kim Hasslen, legal secretary, Attorney David C. McLaughlin and Attorney Germain B. Kunz. Attorney Kunz specializes in real estate law, and Attorney McLaughlin specializes in debtors and creditors rights. Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Anderson and Brutlag also have offices in Morris and Elbow Lake. In the Morris office, four other attorneys, as well as Attorney Kunz practice in various areas of law. Amy J. Doll can assist with personal injury claims by injured people. Warrenn C. Anderson also handles personal injury claims. Michael M. Fluegel special- izes in commercial and insurance (Continued on page 6) Circus coming to town A fleet of nearly 40 employees, two dozen animals and a parade of almost 20 vehicles will be rolling into OrtonviUe next week to prepare for the Circus, which will be in town Monday, July 21. Two Circus shows will be offered, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., both on Monday. Additionally, an Endangered Species Show will begin around 10 a.m. on Monday. This show includes a walking tour of the Circus Grounds, and focuses on topics such as how circus staffcares for each animals including hygiene, grooming and veterinary attention. The Circus' elephants, Barbara and Connie will erect the Big Top at about 10 a.m. on Monday. From the time the Big Top is raised, the circus menagerie will be on display all day 4th Annual Cruise in to Daiw Queen Dairy Queen's parking lot is sure to be full of cars on Thursday, July 17, as the Big Stone Cruisers car club will be hosting their Fourth Annual Cruise-in to Dairy Queen. Big Stone Cruisers have invited car clubs from around the area, including Morris, Montevideo and Sisseton, SD, to "cruise down" and visit the Ortonville area. They will be meeting at Ortonville's Dairy Queen at about 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. The Cruise-in is an opportunity for automobile enthusiasts around the area to get together and talk about cars. Some doorprizes will also be given away at the event. The public is invited to attend this event. t f Check out our web site at " --ww.ortonviUeindependent.com J-- long. The animals of the Circus include performing and non-performing ani- mals. One of the stars is Josh, a 28- year old Shetland pony. Josh was the very first animal acquired by the Circus. Tavana Luvas, a fourth generation trapeze artist, will be flying through the air as she presents beautiful and breathtaking aerial acts on the trapeze. Tavana was trained in at the circus when she was 17 years old, by her grandmother, also a member of the Circus. Advance tickets are being sold for the price of $5 for children under 12 years old and $7 for adults. You may purchase advance tickets at Cenex C- Store, Carlson Drug, The Ortonville Independent, Big Stone Lake Chamber Office, all in Ortonville, or at Wells Fargo Bank in Big Stone City, SD. Ticket prices will be $2 more on show day. Big Stone Lake Area's Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Circus to Ortonville as a fund raiser, so that other fun events can also be held in Ortonville throughout the course of the year. Everyone is invited to come see the Circus and support the Big Stone Lake Area. SKEETER'THE CLOWN was in the area last Wednesday to visit with children and to promote the circus that is comin to Ortonville next Monday. Skeeter is pictured above at the Ortonvdle Library, demon. strating on Cole Peters how a clown applies makeup. Schuelke in.Sioux va,,e, Hosp,,a, 29th Annual Couples Golf tourny next week Steve Schuelke of Big Stone City, SD is in intensive Care at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He is listed in critical condition suffering from a head injury after a fail.. His family says, "a lot of prayers are needed." Cards can be sent to him at the following address: Steve Schuelke, Sioux Valley Hospital, Intensive Care Unit Room 2303, 1305 West 18th St., P.O. Box 5039, Sioux Falls, SD 57117. ncil members approve ride location, tax credit if Ortonville attend- meeting of to request this year. the'Trail 1-3, -and to hold the trail Bridal in 00tle. equivalent employees. A recommen- dation was made to Council members by the Border City Tax Credit (Continued on page 7) Cloos back home; now at Northridge ride at the Campgrounds across fro m the foot of Big Stone Lake. A question arose about whether or not horses would be allowed in the area designated for tents only. Mastel answered that horses would not be allowed in that area. A motion was made to authorize holding the Trail Ride in the park. The motion was sec- onded and carried. In other business, a motion was made to accept the Border City Tax Credit application made by Pro Auto in the amount of $10,200 based on a $3,000 credit.for the 3.4 new full-time John (Jack) Cloos has returned home to the Big Stone City/Ortonville area on Tuesday, July 8th. He is now residing at Northridge Residence. United Methodist Church Stone has new Pastor welcomed a COmmunity, as has taken on Linda moved years ago, SD to was and still at Milbank's Ciinton-Graceville-Beardsley Schools as a band teacher for one year. In his spare time, Seth enjoys play- ing basketball and playing guitar, both electric and , regular guitar. Additionally, Seth enjoys smging,obut claims he is not a very good singer. He is also in the process of learn- ing more about how the youth pro- gram at Tabor sits, and is looking for- ward to becoming more involved, or' reviving the program if it needs to be. Rev. Sandau was born and raised in Gayville, SD. He graduated from Gayville/Volin high school, and attended Dakota Weslyn in Mitchell, SD for two years. He is currently tak- ing some classes at Mt. Marty College in Watertown, SD. He is licensed as a Pastor, but has not been Ordained. Since moving to Big Stone City, Rv. Sandau has performed two Sunday church services in two weeks. "I am very thankful for all the won- derful people who helped our move go smoothly," said Sandau. Reverend Seth and Linda Sandau are a welcome addition to the Big Stone City and Ortonville communi- ties. ago, the Milbank to Big take on his in Tabor United and They met called been en years. They Fancy. the area, Seth with Youth in Milbank as worked at Ortonville's 29th Annual Couples Golf Tournament will be held next weekend, Friday, Judy 25th through Sunday, July 27th at the Ortonville Golf Course. Theme for the tourney this year is "SPORTS PRIDE". Friday night begins the all weekend tournament with karaoke, I IIIIIII I IIIIII I IIIIII I I I Let's clean up for company During the summer months, we have many visitors to our beautiful city, Perhaps some of these are thinking about relocating their business, finding a place to retire, or just a place to spend their vaca- tions. First impressions can make such a difference. If there are spots around that would look better if a little clean- up work is done, why not do it. Your business or home may have weeds around the foundation or sidewalk, perhaps your yard has some areas that could look better with a little TLC, why not spend some time and spruce those places up. TRAM and the COUPLES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be bringing in over 1,200 people who will be touring our town July 26, 27, and 28th. In August, our annual CORN FESTIVAL will bring many visitors to town. Let us each do our best to show off Big Stone City and Ortonville at their best!!!!!!! | I putting contest and hors d'oeuvres served at the clubhouse. Couples will then golf 18 holes on Saturday and end the day with dinner and dance at Matador Supper Club. "Happy Hour" will be from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m. with the dance to follow. Door prizes will also be given away throughout the evening. On Sunday, couples will again be golfing 18 holes with the tournament awards presentation to follow. Judy Gere, one of the event's organizers, says there is currently about 90 couples signed up for the event, although there is still room for more. Registration will close at 100 couples. Organizers ask couples to please be signed up by Sunday, July 20th. Cost for the tourney is $80 per team for the Ortonville Golf Course member $225 per team for nonmembers including a cart. Anyone with questions or wishing to sign up for the tournament can call Terry or Judy Gere at 839-3484. Commissioners will meet Fri. on allegations against VSO A special meeting of Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners will be held this Friday, July 18, to discuss preliminary allegations against Big Stone County Veteran's Service Officer/Emergancy Management Director Doug Tomschin. This meeting is being held to dis- cuss allegations facing Tomschin regarding the county's Computer Use Policy. Tomschin was allegedly in violation of the policy, and the allega- tions were brought to the Board of Commissioners at the beginning of June during a regular meeting. The special meeting comes as a result of a previous regular meeting of the County Board. in which a very large number of interested public were present to hear and speak on the allegations. There was not sufficient space in the meeting room to facilitate this large number of people, thus Commissioners ensured a special meeting would be held at another time, in a larger meeting room, in order to facilitate anyone wighing to attend. The meeting has been set for this Friday at 11 a.m. in Big Stone County's Courtroom, on the third floor of the Courthouse. Any member of the public wishing to speak on this matter at the meeting must call the Big Stone County Auditor's Office to be added to the agenda by Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Each person will be allowed two min- utes to speak on the allegations. You may reach the Auditor's Office by calling 320-839-2525. VISITING THE FAIR, citizens of Big Stone County headed to Clinton last Thursday through Sunday to enjoy the festivities and the midway at the Big Stone County Fair. J ,ii