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Area news digest APPLETON-The Appleton City Council passed on an imposed fine from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) of $6,042 to CCA/Prairie Correctional Facility (PCF) at their July 10 meeting. The city was assessed the fine because of a one-time excessive bio- chemical oxygen demand (BOD) discharge from PCF. "City taxpayers should not have to pay the tab for private industry," said Council Member Bob Kieffer. The city has already paid the fine. PCF will now be required to pay the city the full amount of the fine. BENSON-Benson's City Council passed a resolution Monday night calling for a special election on a $950,000 general obligation bond for a new swimming pool. The bond issue would be put before the city's voters during the general election Nov. 5. The question on the ballot will read: "Shall the City of Benson, Minnesoth, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $950,000 to defray the expense of acquisition and betterment of a new swimming pool?" WHEATON-The Traverse County Community University Partnership (CUP) will be receiving funding from the Blandin Foundation. The Board of Trustees of the Blandin Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, voted in June to approve a grant of $70,250 to the county to continue work on the projects CUP members have been discussing for a year. The biggest chunk of the money, $23,750 of it, is for the Center for Rural Design for what's called a Lake Traverse Vision and Work Plan Development Process. MILBANK, SD-Three Milbank High School vocalists have been selected to participate in the 29th Annual South Dakota High School Honor Choir. They are sopranos, Sarah Liebe, daughter of Arvid and Janet Liebe and Elizabeth Sinclair, daughter of Paul and Jeanne Sinclair and alto, Becky Upton, daughter of Tracy and Mary Upton. MADISON-Alien Eugene Nelson, 51 of Sacred Heart, appeared in Tri-County Court in Montevideo July 15th to face six counts of theft charges. Nelson's attorney entered a not guilty plea, with a settlement conference set for July 29th. Randy Williamson made the initial complaint on April 23, 2002. Williamson claimed that Nelson was given $150 down payment on four John Deere tractors, with Nelson statirg he would deliver the tractors. The tractors were not delivered, with Nelson admitting he did not laave the tractors to sell. Further investigation resulted in contacts with Todd Buer and Clarence Thompson. Buer reported giving Nelson $600 as a down payment on two tractor tires back on January 2001 and Thompson reported that he had paid Nelson $400 for a used 7.3 liter diesel motor. This was also not delivered. All of the transactions took place in Lac qui Parle County. Big Stone City Gaff Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Big Stone senior citizens will be meeting at the Center on Tuesday, August 6th for a potluck dinner and business meeting. All seniors welcomed. The week-end of July 19th Arlin July 21st. They came because they attended the wedding of Colleen Pillatzki and Scott Halbur. Abigail Shaw and Kristine Athey both of Sioux Falls were visitors of Elmer and Charlotte Athey and family the week-end of July 19th. and Verna Angerhofer went to Sioux Wade and Cindy-Van Dover and Falls to visit at the home of Greg, family visited Paul and Mary Taffe's Leanne, and Tommy Barnett, They home to celebrate Kristine's birthday. returned home Saturd evenin -,:  , 'Oa.Eriday.aftemoon ababy shower Bill and Connie Voeltz got a new was held for Lindsy KarePs baby at Northridge. granddaughter Whitney Connie. The proud parents are Larry and Dawn Morton of Eden Prairie. Whitney Connie weighed six pounds eight ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. She is joined by a six year old sister Sydney Lorraine. Both girl's middle names are after their grandmother's first names. Whitney Connie was born on Friday, July 19th. Bill and Connie Voeltz went to the Cities on Saturday. Bill returned and Connie stayed on for a few days. Delores Bengtson was in Minneapolis for two weeks from the 1st of July until the 14th. She was visiting her sons in Coon Rapids. The week-end of July 20th Delores Bengtson visited her daughter Sharon Weiber and her daughter Sheila Optiz and her daughter Stephanie in Milbank. Phyllis Schluter visited at the home of John and Jerri Van Hout on Thursday morning, July 25th. Pearl Rebehn was a coffee guest of Lamoine Herrmann on Wednesday afternoon, July 24th. Val and Paula Rausch and family have had some cousins visit them Katie and Jenny Brass from the Netherlands and Bethany Jorgensen from Rochester. They spent several days visiting their cousins. Tuesday evening, July 23rd dinner guests at the Clifford Christensen's home were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rothi from Canby, OR, Mrs. Clara Zeek, and Mrs. Roger Christensen and children all of Big Stone City. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Markson of Minneapolis visited Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge on Sunday forenoon, Court report (Week of July 9, 2002) MN HIGHWAY PATROL Murray Francis Casey, Big Stone City, SD, Speeding 74/55, Fined $55, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Charles Donald Dingman, Morris, Speeding 69/55, Fined $45, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. James Allan Smith, Coon Rapids, Speeding 77155, Fined $70, Surcharge $70, Court Costs $20. Ricky Lee Williams, Jacksonville, FL, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Karl Rodney Dunkle, Sioux Falls, SD, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Alan John Volkenant, Ortonville, Fail to Use Seatbelt, Fined $25, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Thomas Jacob Finberg, Clinton, Speeding 69155, Fined $45, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Gerald Gordon Grimli, Browns Valley, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Brent Curtiss Olson, Ortonville, FaiLure to Use Seatbelts/Expired Plates, Fined $40, Surcharge $70, Court Costs $25. Travis Darwin-Paul Havemeier, Nicollet, Fail to Use Seatbelt, Fined $25, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS MINNESOTA Bluegrass & Old-Time Nus00e Fest00a/ August 8th, 9th, 1Oth & llth, 2002 ~ El Rancho Manana, Richmond MN ~ {Eyrir.l-94 at Avon (#153), then 9 mi S o1 Cry Road 9} (800) 635-3037 ~ SUMMER RECREATION BASKETBALL is a popular activity in Ortonville this summer. Shown above are Brittany Maas, left and Jessica Valek in the 3-4 grade group. Life preserver rule proposed South Dakotas Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has proposed a rule that will improve the safety of small children While boating, and at the same time will reVent a more restrictive federal rule om taking effect. "As proposed, the new rule would require that boat operators be responsible for everyone under the age of seven who is not within a cabin or below deck to be wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket anytime the boat is under power and moving faster than 'no wake' speed," said GFP Boating Safety Specialist Bill Shattuck. "Failure to do so will be a Class 2 misdemeanor. The proposed rule will also require that_l, ife jackets be in serviceable condition and of an appropriate size for the person for whom it is intended." A Federal rule opposed by the U.S. Coast Guard, which would require every pea'son under the age of b3 years aboard a recreational boal "under way" to wear an approved life jacket, will soon take effect in much of the United States. "Under way' is defined as anytime the boat on the water is not anchored, tied to a dock or slip or made fast to the shore," Shattuck noted. The federal regulation will not supercede existing child life jacket laws in the states that have them. "We are taking this opportunity to opose this rule to ensure that South akota is not saddled by the more restrictive federal rule in the near future," Shattuck said. "Public comment will be accepted on this proposal so we can make any necessary adjustments before finalization. We believe our proposal will provide adequate protection to children and will be better accepted than its federal counterpart." For the most part, Shattuck believes South Dakota kids are already wearing life jackets while in boats. "Most parents don't need the prospect of a fine to encourage them to put a life jacket on their child," he said. "According to Game, Fish and Parks records, no child under the age of 13 has died in a boating, accident in South Dakota since 1987. ' For years, South Dakota has joined the U.S. Coast Guard in urging boaters to voluntarily wear life jackets. According to national statistics compiled by the U. S. Coast Guard, 80 percent of those who died in boating accidents would have survived had they been wearing a life jacket. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Hospice booth winners at Fair Rice Hospice Ortonville/ Graceville Branch held a fund raising raffle along with the Big Stone County Fair. The Prize winners were: Letters to the To the Editor: I am writing this letter to apologize to Holly Arnst. Also because I am a little ashamed of myself. I read the letter last week by Carol Vetter Lane, which was very nicely done. As I read it I thought to myself, I wish I had the nerve to speak out like that and not worry about hurting my business or possibly offending someone. I will try not to offend anyone if at all possible. I have been in Ortonville for almost 15 years. I have been very involved in the community (more in the beginning than now). I have worked with most of the people that are involved with this particular situation. Mary Ann Ulrich has put great efforts into helping this community. Dave Dinnel, Mel Rienke and Mike Dorry have done the same. These are very strong willed people who have made their mark in Ortonville. They have strong convictions about what Ortonville stands for. Holly is of the same character. She picked this community to start a business. That is the beauty of this country. She has the right to run her business as long as she follows the law. My suggestion would be that, not as council members, not as public officials, but as citizens wanting to help other citizens (especially a business owner). Go to Holly without any hard feelings and set down with her. Help her solve her problems. Maybe funding for construction to solve her capacity problem. Maybe a porta-potty compromise. Do it sincerely and without a crowd watching. All the council is doing now is fueling a fire. The more people read about the Columbian the more people come. Holly is getting free publicity and loving it. (Holly is a very good friend and a good person.) I have never seen a more determined young woman. I Enha00 landscapingservi Plant Sunberg; M Ross, Sandy Void, prizes were Main Street the plant Marlton deNeai We guarantee our work. to can't think of that would she has. I don't get often On when I have seen anything get on the see Holly enter her Holly every other a blessing successful I have seea towners at the spoke to a few like Ortonvill. come back if familiar the community. will not speak for the same The people may have a for those of yoe Columbian, council you feel, country is all that we are a to survive. If away; in percentage. need every we can get. Our youl they can patron of the young, you this. Calmly people know speak out, the! listen. Finally, one of "the in Minnesota" It is a major you the best. ...... the ght befomyour eyes, .... !, ORTONVILLE SENIOR CENTER AUGUST 2002 A FRIENDLY PLACE FOR SENIORS OF ALL I1 SENIOR CLUB POTLUCK 2:30 CARDS 5.'00 SUPPER lg IS Bring a dish to slutre and your own diJmerwar Monday Tuesday Wednesday ' When the weather is hot---the Center ):15 co is COOU Check out our menus and call 9:15 rIour 10am Exercise 839-3555 to reserve a meal. 5S-Alive Class: Monday, Aug. 12, 6-10pro. 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