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Area news digest THIEF RIVER FALLS-A tornado warning sent people at the Pennington County Fair scrambling into the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, but the threat produced only a burst of strong winds and heavy downpour of rain with little or no damage. Three people were taken by ambulance to Northwest Medical Center, according to fair board president Mike Sorteberg, all apparently from exertion in their hurry to seek cover. One elderly man was virtually carried to the arena building by one of the carnival workers who left his ride to provide assistance, Sorteberg said. The fair board president praised the effort" of Anita Cardinal, horse exhibit superintendent, who stopped the horse show which was in progress and moved people from the horse, goat and rabbit barns to the arena building to take shelter. Except for the tornado scare, the fair came off smoothly in general. WILLMAR-A 15-year-old Willmar boy was wounded by gunfire recently in a drive-by shooting on East Litchfield Avenue. Martis Torees was sitting on a porch at a home in the 300 block of East Litchfield Ave. at 1:45 a.m. when someone fired two shots from a passing vehicle with as many as four people inside, a Willmar Police Department report said. Tortes was hit in the leg with what appeared to be a shotgun pellet, the report said. He was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries a=d later released. "Investigators believe the shooting was done by local gang members," said Willmar police Capt. Jim Kulset. "I think there is some indication from our interviews with witnesses that the shooting was gang- related," he said. APPLETON-Herb Rotunda, Appleton Library Board representative for the City, was present at the recent Council meeting with concerns throughout the Pioneerland Library System. The Appleton Library is a member of this system. The main issue facing the Pioneerland Library System board is the contemplation of Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties to leave the system. Both counties are thinking of joining the Plum Creek System. Both counties want more control of their libraries. A library must border a county in order to be in the same library system. While Yellow Medicine does border the Plum Creek System, Chippewa County does not. Essentially Yellow Medicine must join Plum Creek System before Chippewa can. DAWSON-The City of Dawson, AGP and the Lac qui Parle Rail Authority will contribute $2,000 each for. the work to be done moving the paper shed, cleaning up the concrete and extending a fence on Walnut Street. During the Dawson City Council meeting held July 7, Lee Gunderson approached the council about getting the work done on the project which was planned over a year ago. The paper recycling shed will be moved behind the Co-op Credit Union and Mercie Excavating has been hauling out the concrete to help clean up the site near the railroad tracks. AGP is having work done on a Hexane tank and Gunderson believed this would be the time to clean up the area and get the fence to run down to Sixth Street in order to keep school kids from crossing the tracks under the railroad cars. Huge car show planned for Bellingham's Boogie Woogie Day With more than 60 cars at last year's event, the second annual Bellingham Boogie Woogie Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The classic car show will begin at 11 a.m. with registration. Show and shine is from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to view the cars all dayas can vote for a lO- ple's choice award and ladies can vote for a ladies choice award. All trophies will be awarded at 6 p.m. Along with the car show will be a swap meet/flea market, which will be held rain or shine. - Some of the vehicle that you will see include: from Appleton. A 1966 Ford Galaxie 500, 2-door hard top; from Ortonville a 1954 MG; from Montevideo a '65 Chevy; and from Belgrade a '30 Ford Model A. Trophies being awarded are: oldest running entry, people's choice, ladies choice, hottest hog, stoek.,classes, orphans, convertibles, truck, street rods & customs, street machinesad customs, custom and modified trucks and motorcycles. Registration fee is $10 which includes t-shirt, lunch voucher, and dash plaque. $15 after Aug. 23. For more information call: 1-320-568- 2120. Locals on honors list at Ridgewater Ridgewater College of Willmar and Hutchinson has announced its Honors list for spring quarter on both campuses, among those students are Kevin Haukos and Doug Wiley, both of Ortonville. City, SO, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $17, Court Costs $15. Dennis Ray Reil, Beloit, WI, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Clayette Nan Sanger, Minneapolis, MN, Seatbelt Violation, Fined $25, Surcharge $14.75, Court Costs $10. Angela Marie Stile, Augusta, Speeding 72/55, Fined $55, Surcharge To be included on the list, a-- $20, Court Costs $15. student must carry at least 12 credits -Patricia M. Chavey, River Falls, and maintain a 3.0 to 3.499 grade SpeLting 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge point average on a 4.0 scale. $18.50,Court Costs $15. Other area students on the list include Kyle Kuechenmeister and Todd Lee Koehler, Big Stone City, Brandy WeickofBellingham, Crystal SO, Speeding 77/55, Fined $65, Stuckey of Big Stone City, SO, and Surcharge $21.50, Court Costs $15. Eric Clark of Marietta. WIC voucher pickup for Aug. Aug. 3 - Countryside Community Room, Ortonville, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 - Prairie V Conf. Room, Madison, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Aug. 17 - Hi-Lo apts. comm. Room, Graceville, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Aug. 20 - Appleton Municipal Nursing Home, Appleton, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Court report YOU'RE THERE FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS. IS YOUR ENERGY PROVIDER THERE FOR YOU? (Week of July 13, 1998) ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. Martin G. Kelzer, Elmhurst, IL, Speeding 70155, Fined $55, Surcharge $20, Court Costs $15. Michael Bruce Mehlhoff, Beardsley, Drive After Suspension, Jail/Prison: 2 days James V. Rioux, Theft/Auto, Restitution $4833.70, Unsupervised Probation for 2 yrs. Bruce Alan Zahn, Ortonville, DWI/DUI w/i 5 Years Of Prior, Fined $1500, Stayed $500, Surcharge $150, Court Costs $140, Jail/Prison: 30 days Stayed 150 days for 3 yrs. H we're cooperatives, owned by the customers we serve. Like business, energy is changing. And we want to make sure that the change is good for you, That's why we've come together to create a nationwide partnership of cooperative energy providers. Together, we're known as e Q Toticlq sTt-o n e Energy. TM As Touchstone Energy'" Partners, we're able to offer enhanced services, take advan- tage of improved resources and - participate in a nationwide commitment to providing the best energy services possible. Judy Anne Padilladavis, Aurora, CO, Speeding 85/55, Fined $95, Surcharge $26, Court Costs $15. ORTONVILLE CITY ATTY. John Steichen, Ortonville, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $210, Stayed $130, Surcharge $36, Restitution $37.57, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 5 days for 1 yrs. Shari Jo Speeding 65/55, $17, Court Costs $15. Steven Eugene Speeding 40/30, $17, Court Costs $15. Marc Joseph Speeding 70/55, $20, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Nicholas John Karsky, Clinton, Theft/Under $200, Fined $100, Surcharge $20, Court Costs $10, Jail/Prison: Stayed 30 days for 1 yrs.; Driving After Suspension, Fined $100, Surcharge $15, Court Costs $10. MINNESOTA ItWY PATROL Christopher Ronald Anderson, Appleton, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Lucinda Kay Dahl, Clinton, Speeding 69155, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Michael Rex Gleason, Glendale, Ca, Speeding 79/55, Fined $65, Surcharge $21.50, Court Costs $15. Peggy Ann Newman, Twin Brooks, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Kenneth Lucius Rand, Green Isle, Unsafe Pass, Fined $45, Surcharge $18.50, Court Costs $15. Kimber Lee Roehl,-,Bellingham, OWl/.22 - Dui, Fined $800, Surcharge $210, Court Cost $135, Jail/Prison: 30 days Stayed 120 days for 2 yrs. Dams James Dald, Shevlin, Seatbelt, Fined $25, Surcharge $14:75; Court Costs $10. John Edward Lohmann, Sauk Center, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $17, Court Costs $15. Jerome Lawrence Schwagerl, Beardsley, Seatbelt Violation, Fined $25, Surcharge $14.75, Court Costs $10. Sheldon Kent Sloan, Renton, WA, Speeding 77/55, Fined $65, Surcharge $21.50, Court Costs $15. .Ferdinand J. Albertus, Pierre, SO, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $17, Court Costs $'15. - Heather Marie Pinkert, Big Stone You've succeeded because you listen to your cus- tomers. We listen to ours because, quite frankly, Of course, what's good for your customers is,hat's good for ours, which is why e Tou:hstone Energy " Partners will always remain locally owned, locally based co-ops, providing low-cost electricityi first- rate service and a commitment to large and small businesses all across America. After all, isn't the customer always right? A Touchstone Energy" Partner >1 The power of human c on,u.,ctums ""-"-" AGRAIXI00 EILCI300C COOPERATIVE IF,, itwy 12" B 228 843-4150 Benson. INN 56215 I I Peterson: pork producer should not be used against family Major meatpackers have turned a voluntary certification program for hog producers into a mandatory requirement, raising another obstacle to market access for small and mid- sized family farmers, Rep. Doug Peterson said today. Effective Sept. 1, pork producers must be "certified" by veterinarians in order to sell their hogs to Farmland Industries. Certification will also be required by Hormel Foods and "strongly recommended" by IBP Inc. on Jan. 1. "Our family hog producers already bring a high-quality product to the packing plant door," said Peterson, of rural Madison. "Yet many of the major meatpackers already discrimi- nate against family farmers by paying lower prices for smaller loads of live- stock. If this certification requirement is used against family farms and to benefit factory farms, as I believe it will, I will ask the House Agricultural Committee to hold hearings and con- sider legislation to protect family farms." The certification program initially was a voluntary education effort, developed in 1989 by the National Pork Producer's Council. Production practices required for certification include the tracking and identification of all treated animals, maintaining treatment records, proper storage and accounting of all drug products and medicated feeds and providing proper swine care. Those certified will be asked to recertify every two years. "Many of our producers already use these procedures, but formal certi- fication will require costly veterinary services. Only the factory farms will have a veterinarian on hand to do the testing and monitoring," Peterson said. "There's no wayll um-sized family That means only the sell to the Peterson re claim U.S. pork those from other market. "This is not but about control Peterson said. "The ing the playing for factory farms to farm out of the pork our family product of equal any other. But I to know their tored, and if the ily farm legislative response. Homelessness in Minnesota: Myths vs. Myth: With today's booming econ- States, more than one million afford- dren isn't a omy, fewer Minnesotans are bome- less. Fact: Homelessness is on the rise in Minnesota. Since 114 there has been a 24 percent increase in the numbers of people living in temporary housing. Overall, the estimate of those who are "doubled-up" with others, living on the streets, or residing in shelter or non shelter locations has nearly doubled since 1991 (7,980 to 15,759). Myth: There's plenty of affordable housing in Minnesota, people just need to look harder. Fact: There is housing, but the cost often consumes more than half of an individual's or family's income. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 1998 report to Congress on affordable housing indi- cates a deficit of more than 38,000 units of affordable housing in the Twin Cities alone. Across the United able housing units were lost in just three years. Myth: If homeless people would just work, they could alleviate their problems. Fact: More homeless Minnesotans are working than ever before, .yet homeless rates continue to nee because of a lack of affordable hous- ing. The percentage of employed homeless persons in Minnesota rose from 19 percent in 1991 to 34 percent in 1997. In 1991, 8 percent had full- time jobs compared to 13 percent in 1994 and 17 percent in 1997. Myth: The majority of homeless Minnesotans are men. Fact: Today women make up the majority of Minnesota's homeless population. In 1991 women accounted for 40 percent of the state's adult homeless population. Today they con- stitute 53 percent of that population. Myth: Homelessness among chil- Fact: The experiencing Minnesota is Today there are less children in the increased more 1985. Myth: pen in less persons who either use transitional housing outside the Metro ar Myth: HomeleSS aren't educated. Fact: homeless adults completed high cent have gone post-secondary percent of all housing programs school. UQUIDATION ~ REAL ESTATE AUCTI LOCATION: Ortonville, Minnesota, downtown at the General Store, 6 - 2nd Selling the entire contents of antiques and miscellaneous and real estate of the store Country Collectibles & Youth Center. Make plans to attend this auction! REAL ESTATE - PARCEL #1 Large, stately, 2400+ sq. ft., 4 bedroom home on large lot overlooking from park, pier and marine. Home features open and enclosed porches, large ing and dining rooms, solarium, fireplace, 3 baths, second floor ished), netural woodwork, hardwood floors and more. A must see, home owners Also would make a great bed and breakfast. Make plans now to bid on this reserve bid of $35,000. Any and all bids above this amount will be accepted and house awarded to the highest bidder. $3500 earnest money check on day on closing. "Antique Furniture (2) Slant Front Desks Large Two-Sided Desk Drop Lid Bookcase Desk Oak Office Cabinet Library Tables Several Dinette Tables (2) Waterfall Buffets Many Wooden Chairs Oak Chairs Kitchen Cupboards Small Cupboards Several Kitchen Tables Several Drop Leaf Tables Several Art Deco Tables Several Pador Tables Hickory Rocker Lectors Podium Jenny Lind Bed Rocking Chairs Many Mirrors Several Dressers & Chest of Drawers Wood and Metal Beds Old Hide-a-bed Wicker Chair Oval Inlaid Table High Boy Chests High Chair and Crib Dresser Mirror Frames Book Shelves Draeamg Table Stained Glass Window Floor Lamps Many Pictures & Picture Frames Stair Rails and Poles Many Old Furniture Pieces, Mantles, etc. Antiques & Primitives Favorite Wood Cook Stove with Bread Warmer Kitchen Cupboard Cast Iron Bath Tub Kitchen Cupboard Top with Flour Bin Several Trunks lO00's of Board Feel of Hard Wood Flooring Wood Stove Shadow Boxes Large Blackboa on Stand Large Safe and Cabvt Gendron Wheel Co. Wooden Whechair (excetkt condition) Many Pnmitive Items Treadle Sewing Machine George Whton Pre RW Teapots and Chine Potteq, Glassware Lots of Glassware " Wood Tmrd, "CrM al Kjs WhLskey Stand Tin Adveisng SJns Bled( Planes Boilers, Cast Kettles Horse Collars Kerosene Stoves Hastings, MN Spiral Bridge Picture Memanttle Store Scale Restaurant Bad( Cabinet General Store Shelving Storage Cabinets w/stng Doors "gchoof Desks Tub Stand and Wringer Milk Cans, Gas Cans Bean Pots, Crocks Punna Poultry Feeders E (mmes s Prunnn conanu Hats and Hat Boxes Baby Buggy, CrY, Coaster Wage Tin Toys. Cast Brass Steam Engine Huble, Dr. Pepper Clock Goose Decoys Old dO, Many Old Books, Westerns, Old Magazines Miscellaneous Commercial Adess Paint Sprayer Ladders, Store Pontiac GTO Wheels Nintendo Foosball Table Ping PoJ Tables Stagger Ladies Bike Sennce Cipuer New 52 gel. Water Heater 150,000  Gas Furnace Kerosene Heater Large Fan on Stand L, Door Frames Restaurant Booths, Chai Plus Hundreds of Misc. Iloms STORE - PARCEL #2 Large, 10,000+ sq. ft. eommereml building on Ortonville's main street. Great location, comer Ioi, four entrances. Well suited for office, retail shops and more. Great property for coatraclor or m,lor. Low minimum reserve bid of $15,000. any and all bids above this amount will be accepled. $ auctn with balance due on closing. 00-hiele SERVICE = TERMS:CASH OR CHECK- auction block take material. to be Page 2b . INDEPENDENT