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Letters to the editor maim IN was hedjo; T hu:sd:tY rloYnlv;lle C  ClrbQ furem, asv:rietoYf f t Wn:e naeV:/'i ast gcaStrrheC rUSpcthree/:: :lt Df SQ ; Stueckrath Is present on when his name tt the Bellingham ng. July 30 the by Kessler and Oines, IA to visit and Sunday all motored to granddaughter Jessica (Plathe) tt a new great 8 to Jessica and name is Jacey year old traveled on to Cedar Plathe. They 'ard, IL to visit -in-law of Lila's ,rry Wegner and was formerly lty. They returned of Wisconsin, to Reliance, SD, to Watertown, lives. It was a was great. Schake, Lois Son Lucas Van els visited with Oods and Daryl ngham Park on g. Jeannie and Schakes. Ronglien, elba Vaala and 'ere Thursday Sather in /Louisburg from Friday until Sundayl Her brother, Lee Mason of Boulder, MO came a week ago and is spending a couple weeks with his sisters. On Saturday they attended the Mason family reunion at the Bill and Sharon Mason home at Lakeville. Monday afternoon Lorraine Sorenson and Ihla Thomson attended a coffee party in Madison in honor of Orrin and Lorraine Stromswold of Belview, Washington. Charles and Ihla Thomson and Cody Thomson visited the week-end at Mike and Beckie May, Liz and Stephen of Aitkin and Ray Fordham of Pequot Lakes. Cody remained at the Mike May home for the week. Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.43 Soybeans ............................ 5.18 Corn ................................... 1.87 July 29, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.64 Soybeans ........................... 5.10 Corn ................................... 2.07 i i guests at were Warren of Portland, on, Stanley Olson, .allhoff, Clair Lewison. and Liz of Appleton n caller of and Delores and Vivian Le 75th Birthday at Hooters July 19. reunion, Edward and held their Y evening and d 20 at the 150 relatives days were Ymg games. and a cart afternoon, all. Relatives lingham, )leton, Cloquet, Maple essa, Sabin, Stewart, ille, Oud, Nassau, Mn; Altamont, Watertown, IA, the home of Lois Larson Cloud and Larson of Lucas ending some while is with Iraq. e reunion on home on two Bergerson at Ron and supper home were Ckley, Sean, mona, CA, John, and Darren overnight alter Maatz of Marvel ss United July To the Editor: As an outsider, only living in the county since 1987. I have witnessed the politics going on around here and now feel its time to say something. Some of the things that seem to say "look at me" are the way the rip lap along the lake shore only went as far as a full time resident. When in fact the banks for the next four or five hundred feet were falling in the lake, nothing could be done for the part time property owners in that area because they "ran out of money,'. Now it appears our Human Resource person comes to town and is working at making a name for herself as a headhunter. First its the efforts against long time resident Mr. Thompson and his county benefits now its the efforts against the county Veterans Service Officer Mr. Tomschin. Granted maybe he is not squeaky clean, but as the attendance at his hearing shows, his work above and beyond the normal duties for all of the veterans and their wives surely outweighs the situation. Does the "regime" feel they need some "protection" by bringing in the big buck attorney from the cities at county expense? Isn't our own county attorney capable? We already pay him! Allowing the people that spoke against him at the meeting to sit there for near two hours (most of which are also county employees)! [lave they been charged leave for their time that should have been applied to serving the people of this county? The offense does not warrant termination, there are other avenues of discipline available. Finally, we are now working on a feedlot ordinance for the county. This too seems strange that we can have a pork producer from the area on the committee but cannot have a resident from the area about to be impacted by the outcome of the ordinance. It seems that if you live far enough away from the impacted area it would be ok though. What is going on around here? Because it has been this way forever, does this mean we are to continue under a regime that seems to do as they please'? Are we the residents and veterans going to stand up and be heard at the meetings and electipns that will come in the future? Bet on it! If you believe veterans and their supporters are only 10% of the voters, and we won't be looking to send this regime packing in the future, I for one think your dreaming. I will do my best to round up every able body voter to see the people in this regime find their way to a community they think needs them. 7yr/70,O00 mile Sincerely, Vietnam Veteran Prior township resident Voter George Taylor FIVE STAR P GRAND CHi :ROKE i ni #117 Warranty! after rebate f 02 Grand Limited, V8, 16k miles, brown 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 31k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 6 cyl., 47k miles, red 02 Grand Limited, V8, 9k miles, blue 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 23k miles, silver 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 54k miles, black 02 Grand Limited, V8, 12k miles, graphite 00 grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 36k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 46k miles, taupe 02 Grand Laredo, V8 20k miles, blue 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 45k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 59k miles, sienna 02 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 15k miles, brown 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 29k miles, silver 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 37k miles, taupe 02 Grand Laredo, V8, 21k miles, graphite 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 32k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 13k miles, blue 02 Grand Laredo, V8, 36k miles, silver 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyt., 28k miles, blue 99 Grand Larado, 6 cyl., 28k miles, taupe 01 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 27k miles, green 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 58k miles, taupe 99 Grand Lared0, 6 cyl.; 36k miles, blue 00 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 35k miles, Sienna 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyt., 49k miles, blue 99 Grand Laredo, VS, 33k mites, sienna 00 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 34k miles, champagne 00 Wrangler Sport, 6cyl, 39k miles, silver 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 45k miles, blue 00 Grand LtmRed, 6 cyl., 25k miles, taupe 99 Grand Limited, VS, 34k miles, green 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 34k miles, taupe 00 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 45k miles, black 99 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 38k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 52k miles, red 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 34k miles, champagne 99 Grand Limited, V8, 38k miles, sienna 98 Grand Laredo, V8, platinum, TSi Pkg. 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl.,46k miles, blue 99 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 25k miles, white 98 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 54k miles, platinum 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 30k miles, champagne 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 39k miles, blue 97 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., chargold 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 45k miles, black 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 29k miles, sienna 97 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., loaded #s05 $6,985 Grand Laredo, 6 cyi., 33k miles, champagne 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 32k miles, platinum 96 Grand Limited,, 6 cyl., 74k miles, red j '99 CHEV 1500 414 3 door - LT '99 RAM1 TON 4X4 A//Whee/Dr/yes 'OO CHEVROLET ASTRO LS 'O2 GMC SAFARI SLE '02 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY '01 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT Ileatetl leather- $unrool 0 '01 GMC YUKON XL'S (SuburbansT 1500's & 2500 Heated Leather - Rear A/C 0 '99 SUBURBAN lrS Pewter GMC or Red Chevrolet '96 CHEVY TAHOE LT ,.=.,-co-c,.. 7....s8,399 'O1 DODGE NEON SE Well Equipped 01 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI Leather- CD 'OO DODGE INTREPID ES Sunroof - Loaded '97 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $ LXI . ............................... 7,985 a guest of at Chaska oo3 INDEPENDENT Page 3b Letters to the editor maim IN was hedjo; T hu:sd:tY rloYnlv;lle C  ClrbQ furem, asv:rietoYf f t Wn:e naeV:/'i ast gcaStrrheC rUSpcthree/:: :lt Df SQ ; Stueckrath Is present on when his name tt the Bellingham ng. July 30 the by Kessler and Oines, IA to visit and Sunday all motored to granddaughter Jessica (Plathe) tt a new great 8 to Jessica and name is Jacey year old traveled on to Cedar Plathe. They 'ard, IL to visit -in-law of Lila's ,rry Wegner and was formerly lty. They returned of Wisconsin, to Reliance, SD, to Watertown, lives. It was a was great. Schake, Lois Son Lucas Van els visited with Oods and Daryl ngham Park on g. Jeannie and Schakes. Ronglien, elba Vaala and 'ere Thursday Sather in /Louisburg from Friday until Sundayl Her brother, Lee Mason of Boulder, MO came a week ago and is spending a couple weeks with his sisters. On Saturday they attended the Mason family reunion at the Bill and Sharon Mason home at Lakeville. Monday afternoon Lorraine Sorenson and Ihla Thomson attended a coffee party in Madison in honor of Orrin and Lorraine Stromswold of Belview, Washington. Charles and Ihla Thomson and Cody Thomson visited the week-end at Mike and Beckie May, Liz and Stephen of Aitkin and Ray Fordham of Pequot Lakes. Cody remained at the Mike May home for the week. Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.43 Soybeans ............................ 5.18 Corn ................................... 1.87 July 29, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.64 Soybeans ........................... 5.10 Corn ................................... 2.07 i i guests at were Warren of Portland, on, Stanley Olson, .allhoff, Clair Lewison. and Liz of Appleton n caller of and Delores and Vivian Le 75th Birthday at Hooters July 19. reunion, Edward and held their Y evening and d 20 at the 150 relatives days were Ymg games. and a cart afternoon, all. Relatives lingham, )leton, Cloquet, Maple essa, Sabin, Stewart, ille, Oud, Nassau, Mn; Altamont, Watertown, IA, the home of Lois Larson Cloud and Larson of Lucas ending some while is with Iraq. e reunion on home on two Bergerson at Ron and supper home were Ckley, Sean, mona, CA, John, and Darren overnight alter Maatz of Marvel ss United July To the Editor: As an outsider, only living in the county since 1987. I have witnessed the politics going on around here and now feel its time to say something. Some of the things that seem to say "look at me" are the way the rip lap along the lake shore only went as far as a full time resident. When in fact the banks for the next four or five hundred feet were falling in the lake, nothing could be done for the part time property owners in that area because they "ran out of money,'. Now it appears our Human Resource person comes to town and is working at making a name for herself as a headhunter. First its the efforts against long time resident Mr. Thompson and his county benefits now its the efforts against the county Veterans Service Officer Mr. Tomschin. Granted maybe he is not squeaky clean, but as the attendance at his hearing shows, his work above and beyond the normal duties for all of the veterans and their wives surely outweighs the situation. Does the "regime" feel they need some "protection" by bringing in the big buck attorney from the cities at county expense? Isn't our own county attorney capable? We already pay him! Allowing the people that spoke against him at the meeting to sit there for near two hours (most of which are also county employees)! [lave they been charged leave for their time that should have been applied to serving the people of this county? The offense does not warrant termination, there are other avenues of discipline available. Finally, we are now working on a feedlot ordinance for the county. This too seems strange that we can have a pork producer from the area on the committee but cannot have a resident from the area about to be impacted by the outcome of the ordinance. It seems that if you live far enough away from the impacted area it would be ok though. What is going on around here? Because it has been this way forever, does this mean we are to continue under a regime that seems to do as they please'? Are we the residents and veterans going to stand up and be heard at the meetings and electipns that will come in the future? Bet on it! If you believe veterans and their supporters are only 10% of the voters, and we won't be looking to send this regime packing in the future, I for one think your dreaming. I will do my best to round up every able body voter to see the people in this regime find their way to a community they think needs them. 7yr/70,O00 mile Sincerely, Vietnam Veteran Prior township resident Voter George Taylor FIVE STAR P GRAND CHi :ROKE i ni #117 Warranty! after rebate f 02 Grand Limited, V8, 16k miles, brown 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 31k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 6 cyl., 47k miles, red 02 Grand Limited, V8, 9k miles, blue 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 23k miles, silver 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 54k miles, black 02 Grand Limited, V8, 12k miles, graphite 00 grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 36k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 46k miles, taupe 02 Grand Laredo, V8 20k miles, blue 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 45k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 59k miles, sienna 02 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 15k miles, brown 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 29k miles, silver 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 37k miles, taupe 02 Grand Laredo, V8, 21k miles, graphite 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 32k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 13k miles, blue 02 Grand Laredo, V8, 36k miles, silver 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyt., 28k miles, blue 99 Grand Larado, 6 cyl., 28k miles, taupe 01 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 27k miles, green 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 58k miles, taupe 99 Grand Lared0, 6 cyl.; 36k miles, blue 00 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 35k miles, Sienna 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyt., 49k miles, blue 99 Grand Laredo, VS, 33k mites, sienna 00 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 34k miles, champagne 00 Wrangler Sport, 6cyl, 39k miles, silver 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 45k miles, blue 00 Grand LtmRed, 6 cyl., 25k miles, taupe 99 Grand Limited, VS, 34k miles, green 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 34k miles, taupe 00 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 45k miles, black 99 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 38k miles, taupe 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 52k miles, red 00 Grand Laredo, V8, 34k miles, champagne 99 Grand Limited, V8, 38k miles, sienna 98 Grand Laredo, V8, platinum, TSi Pkg. 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl.,46k miles, blue 99 Grand Limited, 6 cyl., 25k miles, white 98 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 54k miles, platinum 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 30k miles, champagne 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 39k miles, blue 97 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., chargold 00 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 45k miles, black 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 29k miles, sienna 97 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., loaded #s05 $6,985 Grand Laredo, 6 cyi., 33k miles, champagne 99 Grand Laredo, 6 cyl., 32k miles, platinum 96 Grand Limited,, 6 cyl., 74k miles, red j '99 CHEV 1500 414 3 door - LT '99 RAM1 TON 4X4 A//Whee/Dr/yes 'OO CHEVROLET ASTRO LS 'O2 GMC SAFARI SLE '02 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY '01 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT Ileatetl leather- $unrool 0 '01 GMC YUKON XL'S (SuburbansT 1500's & 2500 Heated Leather - Rear A/C 0 '99 SUBURBAN lrS Pewter GMC or Red Chevrolet '96 CHEVY TAHOE LT ,.=.,-co-c,.. 7....s8,399 'O1 DODGE NEON SE Well Equipped 01 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI Leather- CD 'OO DODGE INTREPID ES Sunroof - Loaded '97 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $ LXI . ............................... 7,985 a guest of at Chaska oo3 INDEPENDENT Page 3b