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Editorial comment GUEST EDITORIAL... A significant challenge facing America (Edi. note: Submitted by Cy McCormick, this editorial was composed by his grandson, a senior, in response to an assignment of the senior English class at Redmond High School, Redmond, Wash. Kelly McCormick is the son of Pat and Deb McCormick, formerly of Ortonville. **e@, The most significant challenge facing America is a startling lack of personal responsibility. Every major problem facing America is merely a symptom of this underlying disease. If more people took responsibility for their actions, the U.S. would not have the highest illegitimac, and divorce rate we've ever had. If respon:ibili:!l wLs a guiding factor in more people's lives tILen ,UDS, STD's, and abortion would be almost nonexistent. There was a time (before mass media) that the kind of unaccountability that is common place today would be laughable. It would almost be comical if not for its widespread and serious threat. The reason for this shift in popular values is a reliance on things other than ourselves to solve our problems. This unhealthy system has taken root in the courts, the media, and even the administration of the U.S. government. Under the guise of compassion most social programs are now based on a blatantly false premise. That someone else is the cause and therefore will fix the problem for you. The most susceptible to this way of thinking, and those America can least afford to lose, are the youth of this country. We represent the future, and unless our current path changes, the future looks bleak. Although there are no easy solutions to any social problem, we need to strengthen the foundation that made us a great country. That is an America based on the truth and decency of the Judeo- Christian society. Parents need to instill discipline in their children. The media should be changed from the ground up, or be turned off. The government should act rationally and stay as small as possible. And the public should not condone, but condemn false victimization. To provide for a successful future, America should build upon the tradition of her successful past. - Kelly McCormick TLM smjs tax rebate should have been larger In response to today's announce- ment by Governor Ventura that tax- payers will soon be receiving a $1.3 billion sales tax rebate, Taxpayers League President Darrell McKigney is reminding Minnesotans that they would receive a much bigger rebate if Governor Ventura had kept his promise to return 100% of the state budget surplus. "Before Governor Ventura hurts himself by beating his chest over this rebate, taxpayers should be reminded that their rebate checks would be 50% 14 17 !5 26 !7 13 16 $1 t5 51 52 53 59 82 65 / Clues ACROSS 2. Hard liquor 1. Hits 3. Freeway 5. Small European 4. Way to run freshwater fishes 5. Monsters 10. In a way, permutes 6. Smart 14. Lake , one of 7. Mutts the Great 8. Sun up in New York 15. Fudge 9. Main 16. Song 10. Rocks 17. Cash cows, at times 11. Subject matter 20. Greek philosophers 12. Essence 21. House servants 13. Impertinence 22. Kind of person 18. Do-nothing 23. Yam 19. Finger millet 25. Fusillades 23. Specials 29. Algolagnic 24. In a way, renders 33. Cognitive contents 25. Flanks 34. Superannuated 26. Locution 35. Crystal 27. Twisted yams 36. Arts 28. Holiday (informal) 38. Had recourse 29. Short-billed rails 41. Self 30. New World 42. Materials monkeys 44. Pinecone state 31. Ancient Celtic tribe 45. Provencal verses 43. Colas 49. Shrub genus 50. Afflict 51. Braid 54. Role players 59. Be cool to 62. Former copper coin of Pakistan 63. Belgian city 64. Wound 65. One of the six noble gasses 66. Life of , easy street 67. In a moment Cluel DOWN 1. In a way, soaks 32. Surrenders 37. Without (French) 39. Breakfast fare 40. Blame 43. Blat 46. Tool for cutting holes 47. Scintilla 48. Enclosure for swine 50. Herbaceous plant 51. Language in Ghana 52. Protein molecule 53. Tonight's host 54. Paragon 55. Seizes 56. Mollusk genus 57. Outside 58. Came across 60. Mariner 61. Caliph .oo. :l' !.,o.. " '-;-  v v i-   T5- "5- -T- i -'  I, =' " -- :I l'J':, ' :,I" Page 4 Thanks a million larger if the Governor had kept his promise to return 100% of the state budget surplus," said McKigney. The total remaining budget surplus for the biennium actually totaled more than $1.8 billion, not the 1.3 billion being returned. The balance was placed in "endowments" or reserve spending accounts. "If you want to know how much of the surplus you've had taken from you, simply divide the amount of your check in half when it comes. That's about how much of your surplus refund the Governor and the legisla- ture took from you," McKigney advised taxpayers. McKigney said citizens should register their complaints with the Governor and state lawmakers before the next session, when another mas- sive surplus is expected. The Taxpayers League of Minnesota is our state's largest non- partisan nonprofit taxpayers advocacy organization. The Taxpayers League can be reached at (651) 639-5321. Dear Mr. Ross: How does one sorry. I believe in rewarding good begin to unfold the horrifying facts of behavior. Doing well in school, in alife gone to seed? My brother will be addition to completing it, is released from prison in 3 months, extremely good behavior. I applaud having served his 12 year sentence, your efforts and successes. And Upon release, he has no where to go, although you may not have the except back to a life of drugs and the material mementoes to signify your awful people who sell that junk. accomplishment, I hope you have I'm an elementary school teacher the character to continue walking a and single. My life is simple. I enjoy straight path. It's not how we gardening, reading and spending time celebrate our successes in life that with my 2 cats. Against my mother's dictates our future. It's bow we wishes, I've extended an offer for my handle our disappointments. Best brother to live with me until he gets a wishes to all the graduates in 1999. job and can afford a place of his own. May you find your way. My landlady isn't too crazy about the idea, but I told her my brother would Dear Mr. Ross: We wonder be responsible for keeping up the yard whether you would be interested in and light maintenance around the hearing from people in other countries house (this is a double bungalow), for whom a very small contribution My salary is small and I hate the would go a long, long way. For idea of charging clothing for my example, we have a friend in Vietnam brother on my credit card. I '11 allow who recently lost his home in a fire him to use my car while I'm at school and whose wife was hospitalized with so he can look for a job. Would you severe leg burns. Should we tell think poorly of me if I asked you for people like that about your generosity $400? I'm a proud person, but even and urge them to write to you (perhaps proud people need a hand sometimes, even in their own language) and Miss H. K .... Tribune Chronicle, explain their circumstances? Mr. Warren, OH M. A .... The Ledger, Lakeland, FL Dear Miss K.: You are taking a Dear Mr. A.: To be brutally considerable risk. I'm not saying honest, no-do not encourage people you shouldn't do it, just that I hope in foreign countries to write me in you do so with your eyes wide open. their native languale. First off, I The $400 I'm sending will purchase wouldn't be able to read the suitable clothing for your brother, request. And second, given my And I truly hope his adjustment to present economy, I can't help society goes well for his sake, as well everyone who writes me now from as yourown, the good o!' USA and Canada. For me to extend my philanthropy Dear Readers: By now all the to foreign countries would seriously graduations have taken place and jeopardize the amount I'm able to most of the parties held. I think this help people within America-where I year more than any, I received a made my money and am committed rash of requests for class rings, year to spending it. books, pictures, proms, parties, anything associated with ***** graduating, www. thanksamillion, corn A few of the requests I granted ***** because of individual Thanks A Million circumstances, but the bulk never 7340 Ohms Lane, received a reply for which I am Minneapolis, MN 55439 Final Inkpa day meeting set An Inkpa meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Big CLASSIFIED ADS BRING Stone City Fire Hall. All chair people or those who ran the events must QUICK RESULTS attend to finalize the event Drs. lg ce to Gallup, New Mexico Dr. Lyle Igance and Dr. Geri Wisconsin. He is a graduate of (Newman) Igance will begin work Brookfield East High School and serving the Navajo people at the Marquette University in Milwaukee. Gallup Indian Medical Center in Geri is the daughter of Connie and Gallup, New Mexico on Aug., 2nd, Carol Newman of Ortonville. She is a 1999 after completing residencies at 1988 graduate of Ortonviile High the Medical College of Wisconsin in School and a 1992 graduate of Milwaukee, Lyle in Internal Medicine Augsburg College in Mpls. and Geri in Pediatrics. Both Geri and Lyle are graduates Lyle is the son of Dr. Jerry and of the U of MN Medical School and Georgianna Ignace of Brookfield, were married in 1996. Is our ground water contaminated? a Is ground water contaminated in , well testing kits available for our area? Is it safe to drink your well sae. water? Find out at the next CURE Join us in a conversation on the meeting at 7:00 p.m., Thurs. Aug., 5 quality of our drinking water at the at the Montevideo Community next CURE Meeting Thursday, Aug., Hendricks on list Center. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Montevideo Guest speaker Jennifer Maloney, Community Center which is located North Dakota State college of MPCA, will help us understand in Southtown Plaza. The meeting is free and open to Science has named 426 students to aquifers and what we can do to the public. Refreshments will be the President's Honor List for the preserve and protect ground water. 1998-99 Spring semester. Included Countryside Public Health will also served. For more information please from this area is Derek L. Hendricks call Lynn Lokken at 320-269-2105. of Clinton in Recreational engines Technology. Engaged $ Arlyn Minnerath, Hoven SD and Mindy Minnerath Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynelle Rae to Patrick Scan, son of Pat and Diane Dwyer, Ortonville Minnerath is a 1998 graduate of Alexandria Technical College and is  employed at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell MN Dwyer is a 1997 graduate of DECORATING THE FRONT OF THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT Ortonville High School and is for TRAM last week were Lois Bergeson, top and Nola Lockwood. employed at Helgeson Development Bergeson's Hardanger work on bowls andpots, along with Lockwood's Company, Sartell MN. straw weaving, were among the many different themes showcased in An August 14th wedding is being storefronts on Main Street, as several individuals decorated for the more planned, than 1,700 TRAM riders. 00INDEPENDENT The JEANETTE i SUZETTE Office Computer and Corr RYAN MIKE TONI Advertising & BILL DWYER & NANCY Tues., July 27, Conlinui Published Ever Minnesota, Grant in South Dakota. counties in Min Dakota. All others, Postmaster: Send The Ortonville A FEBRUARY BoStOne, Lac qul unties in Roberts in February .............. 25.00 March .................. 22.@@ April .................... 20.111 May ..................... 10.75 June .................... 16.65 July ...................... 14,$7 February ............. 2g.oO March .................. 26.@1 April .................... 24.1@ May ...................... 21.71 Juno .................... 19.@$ July ...................... 16.@I February .............. t$.0O March .................. $0.2| April .................... 27.@0 May ..................... 24.111 June ................... 22.00 July ..................... 19.211 The Publisher slight that do not advedisement. The for other errors connection with strictly limited to advertisement in or the refund of advertisement. Display ads - Correspondence. Classified ads - (Any ad brought in classify.) Wednesday: A Thursday: 8 A Friday: 8 A Holidays Letters to the Letter Independent and/or condense )er also Letters printed or address not be published. Letter writers themselves to Please AB t The Ortonvllle il If an zatlon char event, be newspaper. would cease )er product. It no papl cost of ink paper used. Advertising crops products to articular bus uslness. ADS: We A News: Our opinion A our readers. editor are her those of expressed In tlons may be own views, Call 3: classified Ortonvllle Editorial comment GUEST EDITORIAL... A significant challenge facing America (Edi. note: Submitted by Cy McCormick, this editorial was composed by his grandson, a senior, in response to an assignment of the senior English class at Redmond High School, Redmond, Wash. Kelly McCormick is the son of Pat and Deb McCormick, formerly of Ortonville. **e@, The most significant challenge facing America is a startling lack of personal responsibility. Every major problem facing America is merely a symptom of this underlying disease. If more people took responsibility for their actions, the U.S. would not have the highest illegitimac, and divorce rate we've ever had. If respon:ibili:!l wLs a guiding factor in more people's lives tILen ,UDS, STD's, and abortion would be almost nonexistent. There was a time (before mass media) that the kind of unaccountability that is common place today would be laughable. It would almost be comical if not for its widespread and serious threat. The reason for this shift in popular values is a reliance on things other than ourselves to solve our problems. This unhealthy system has taken root in the courts, the media, and even the administration of the U.S. government. Under the guise of compassion most social programs are now based on a blatantly false premise. That someone else is the cause and therefore will fix the problem for you. The most susceptible to this way of thinking, and those America can least afford to lose, are the youth of this country. We represent the future, and unless our current path changes, the future looks bleak. Although there are no easy solutions to any social problem, we need to strengthen the foundation that made us a great country. That is an America based on the truth and decency of the Judeo- Christian society. Parents need to instill discipline in their children. The media should be changed from the ground up, or be turned off. The government should act rationally and stay as small as possible. And the public should not condone, but condemn false victimization. To provide for a successful future, America should build upon the tradition of her successful past. - Kelly McCormick TLM smjs tax rebate should have been larger In response to today's announce- ment by Governor Ventura that tax- payers will soon be receiving a $1.3 billion sales tax rebate, Taxpayers League President Darrell McKigney is reminding Minnesotans that they would receive a much bigger rebate if Governor Ventura had kept his promise to return 100% of the state budget surplus. "Before Governor Ventura hurts himself by beating his chest over this rebate, taxpayers should be reminded that their rebate checks would be 50% 14 17 !5 26 !7 13 16 $1 t5 51 52 53 59 82 65 / Clues ACROSS 2. Hard liquor 1. Hits 3. Freeway 5. Small European 4. Way to run freshwater fishes 5. Monsters 10. In a way, permutes 6. Smart 14. Lake , one of 7. Mutts the Great 8. Sun up in New York 15. Fudge 9. Main 16. Song 10. Rocks 17. Cash cows, at times 11. Subject matter 20. Greek philosophers 12. Essence 21. House servants 13. Impertinence 22. Kind of person 18. Do-nothing 23. Yam 19. Finger millet 25. Fusillades 23. Specials 29. Algolagnic 24. In a way, renders 33. Cognitive contents 25. Flanks 34. Superannuated 26. Locution 35. Crystal 27. Twisted yams 36. Arts 28. Holiday (informal) 38. Had recourse 29. Short-billed rails 41. Self 30. New World 42. Materials monkeys 44. Pinecone state 31. Ancient Celtic tribe 45. Provencal verses 43. Colas 49. Shrub genus 50. Afflict 51. Braid 54. Role players 59. Be cool to 62. Former copper coin of Pakistan 63. Belgian city 64. Wound 65. One of the six noble gasses 66. Life of , easy street 67. In a moment Cluel DOWN 1. In a way, soaks 32. Surrenders 37. Without (French) 39. Breakfast fare 40. Blame 43. Blat 46. Tool for cutting holes 47. Scintilla 48. Enclosure for swine 50. Herbaceous plant 51. Language in Ghana 52. Protein molecule 53. Tonight's host 54. Paragon 55. Seizes 56. Mollusk genus 57. Outside 58. Came across 60. Mariner 61. Caliph .oo. :l' !.,o.. " '-;-  v v i-   T5- "5- -T- i -'  I, =' " -- :I l'J':, ' :,I" Page 4 Thanks a million larger if the Governor had kept his promise to return 100% of the state budget surplus," said McKigney. The total remaining budget surplus for the biennium actually totaled more than $1.8 billion, not the 1.3 billion being returned. The balance was placed in "endowments" or reserve spending accounts. "If you want to know how much of the surplus you've had taken from you, simply divide the amount of your check in half when it comes. That's about how much of your surplus refund the Governor and the legisla- ture took from you," McKigney advised taxpayers. McKigney said citizens should register their complaints with the Governor and state lawmakers before the next session, when another mas- sive surplus is expected. The Taxpayers League of Minnesota is our state's largest non- partisan nonprofit taxpayers advocacy organization. The Taxpayers League can be reached at (651) 639-5321. Dear Mr. Ross: How does one sorry. I believe in rewarding good begin to unfold the horrifying facts of behavior. Doing well in school, in alife gone to seed? My brother will be addition to completing it, is released from prison in 3 months, extremely good behavior. I applaud having served his 12 year sentence, your efforts and successes. And Upon release, he has no where to go, although you may not have the except back to a life of drugs and the material mementoes to signify your awful people who sell that junk. accomplishment, I hope you have I'm an elementary school teacher the character to continue walking a and single. My life is simple. I enjoy straight path. It's not how we gardening, reading and spending time celebrate our successes in life that with my 2 cats. Against my mother's dictates our future. It's bow we wishes, I've extended an offer for my handle our disappointments. Best brother to live with me until he gets a wishes to all the graduates in 1999. job and can afford a place of his own. May you find your way. My landlady isn't too crazy about the idea, but I told her my brother would Dear Mr. Ross: We wonder be responsible for keeping up the yard whether you would be interested in and light maintenance around the hearing from people in other countries house (this is a double bungalow), for whom a very small contribution My salary is small and I hate the would go a long, long way. For idea of charging clothing for my example, we have a friend in Vietnam brother on my credit card. I '11 allow who recently lost his home in a fire him to use my car while I'm at school and whose wife was hospitalized with so he can look for a job. Would you severe leg burns. Should we tell think poorly of me if I asked you for people like that about your generosity $400? I'm a proud person, but even and urge them to write to you (perhaps proud people need a hand sometimes, even in their own language) and Miss H. K .... Tribune Chronicle, explain their circumstances? Mr. Warren, OH M. A .... The Ledger, Lakeland, FL Dear Miss K.: You are taking a Dear Mr. A.: To be brutally considerable risk. I'm not saying honest, no-do not encourage people you shouldn't do it, just that I hope in foreign countries to write me in you do so with your eyes wide open. their native languale. First off, I The $400 I'm sending will purchase wouldn't be able to read the suitable clothing for your brother, request. And second, given my And I truly hope his adjustment to present economy, I can't help society goes well for his sake, as well everyone who writes me now from as yourown, the good o!' USA and Canada. For me to extend my philanthropy Dear Readers: By now all the to foreign countries would seriously graduations have taken place and jeopardize the amount I'm able to most of the parties held. I think this help people within America-where I year more than any, I received a made my money and am committed rash of requests for class rings, year to spending it. books, pictures, proms, parties, anything associated with ***** graduating, www. thanksamillion, corn A few of the requests I granted ***** because of individual Thanks A Million circumstances, but the bulk never 7340 Ohms Lane, received a reply for which I am Minneapolis, MN 55439 Final Inkpa day meeting set An Inkpa meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Big CLASSIFIED ADS BRING Stone City Fire Hall. All chair people or those who ran the events must QUICK RESULTS attend to finalize the event Drs. lg ce to Gallup, New Mexico Dr. Lyle Igance and Dr. Geri Wisconsin. He is a graduate of (Newman) Igance will begin work Brookfield East High School and serving the Navajo people at the Marquette University in Milwaukee. Gallup Indian Medical Center in Geri is the daughter of Connie and Gallup, New Mexico on Aug., 2nd, Carol Newman of Ortonville. She is a 1999 after completing residencies at 1988 graduate of Ortonviile High the Medical College of Wisconsin in School and a 1992 graduate of Milwaukee, Lyle in Internal Medicine Augsburg College in Mpls. and Geri in Pediatrics. Both Geri and Lyle are graduates Lyle is the son of Dr. Jerry and of the U of MN Medical School and Georgianna Ignace of Brookfield, were married in 1996. Is our ground water contaminated? a Is ground water contaminated in , well testing kits available for our area? Is it safe to drink your well sae. water? Find out at the next CURE Join us in a conversation on the meeting at 7:00 p.m., Thurs. Aug., 5 quality of our drinking water at the at the Montevideo Community next CURE Meeting Thursday, Aug., Hendricks on list Center. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Montevideo Guest speaker Jennifer Maloney, Community Center which is located North Dakota State college of MPCA, will help us understand in Southtown Plaza. The meeting is free and open to Science has named 426 students to aquifers and what we can do to the public. Refreshments will be the President's Honor List for the preserve and protect ground water. 1998-99 Spring semester. Included Countryside Public Health will also served. For more information please from this area is Derek L. Hendricks call Lynn Lokken at 320-269-2105. of Clinton in Recreational engines Technology. Engaged $ Arlyn Minnerath, Hoven SD and Mindy Minnerath Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynelle Rae to Patrick Scan, son of Pat and Diane Dwyer, Ortonville Minnerath is a 1998 graduate of Alexandria Technical College and is  employed at Country Manor Health Care Center, Sartell MN Dwyer is a 1997 graduate of DECORATING THE FRONT OF THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT Ortonville High School and is for TRAM last week were Lois Bergeson, top and Nola Lockwood. employed at Helgeson Development Bergeson's Hardanger work on bowls andpots, along with Lockwood's Company, Sartell MN. straw weaving, were among the many different themes showcased in An August 14th wedding is being storefronts on Main Street, as several individuals decorated for the more planned, than 1,700 TRAM riders. 00INDEPENDENT The JEANETTE i SUZETTE Office Computer and Corr RYAN MIKE TONI Advertising & BILL DWYER & NANCY Tues., July 27, Conlinui Published Ever Minnesota, Grant in South Dakota. counties in Min Dakota. All others, Postmaster: Send The Ortonville A FEBRUARY BoStOne, Lac qul unties in Roberts in February .............. 25.00 March .................. 22.@@ April .................... 20.111 May ..................... 10.75 June .................... 16.65 July ...................... 14,$7 February ............. 2g.oO March .................. 26.@1 April .................... 24.1@ May ...................... 21.71 Juno .................... 19.@$ July ...................... 16.@I February .............. t$.0O March .................. $0.2| April .................... 27.@0 May ..................... 24.111 June ................... 22.00 July ..................... 19.211 The Publisher slight that do not advedisement. The for other errors connection with strictly limited to advertisement in or the refund of advertisement. Display ads - Correspondence. Classified ads - (Any ad brought in classify.) Wednesday: A Thursday: 8 A Friday: 8 A Holidays Letters to the Letter Independent and/or condense )er also Letters printed or address not be published. Letter writers themselves to Please AB t The Ortonvllle il If an zatlon char event, be newspaper. would cease )er product. It no papl cost of ink paper used. Advertising crops products to articular bus uslness. ADS: We A News: Our opinion A our readers. editor are her those of expressed In tlons may be own views, Call 3: classified Ortonvllle