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Barnes Circus, bringing almost 100 bounding feats on the trampoline and The circus tent seats close to 2,000 ;iii: performers and animals to the Big many other show highlights, spectators for each performance so : Stone County Fairgrounds in Clinton, Arrive early for each circus perfor- there will be plenty of room for every- today, Tuesday, Aug. 2 with shows at mance to experience the largest trav- one. You may also choose to go online 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.. cling traditional circus menagerie fea- and get tickets at www.carsonbar- The Big Stone County Agricultural Luring close to two dozen animals, All tickets can be Society (Fair Board) will use the Also, animal rides, bounce houses and upgraded to preferred seating for an event as a fundraiser to enhance the concessions will all be available, additional charge online or at the box Big Stone County Fair in future years. Advance general admission tickets office. When Carson & Barnes sets up cir- cus morning, it is circus history and agic, transforming the show grounds into "Circus City USA". The general public is invited (free), and A TORNADO WAS SPOTTED near Graceville Saturday evening. This photo was submitted by Todd Olson early birds can arrive and watch as the of Bellingham, who was camping at Toque Park in Graceville where the photo was taken at 7:13 p.m. first units of the caravan begin arriv- Luckily no one was injured and no structural damage occurred when the EF0 tornado touched down in a ing about an hour after dawn. ; cornfield near Collis. At 9 a.m. more than two dozen types of exotic and domestic animals, featuring a large traveling zoo, are High i ds to ado hit a fed and watered and made available for viewing. Adding to the w n , rn rea unloaded, excitement, is the final and most pop- ular experience of all, as humans, elf- Two storms, one with high winds winds peaked up to 95 mph. The Counties. phants and technology work side-by- and another with a tornado sighting Weather Service received no sightings In the second storm on Saturday, side to erect America's most spectacu- caused damage in northeastern Big of a tornado but there was a significant July 30, several local residents and lar and largest circus big top. There Stone County and southeastern Tra- switch in wind direction which often storm chasers from the National will also be a tour guide available to verse County last week. occurrs in storms. Weather Service out of Minneapolis The first storm which occurred Little Turbulent Eddies can form be- spotted a tornado in southeast Traverse answer questions and show the circus area. Tuesday, consisted of straight line hind the main rain storm causing shifts County near the town of Collis. The The performers are artists from winds that took out a number of trees in wind direction up to 50-60 mph. funnel cloud touched down in a corn- around the world, including the about three miles southeast of Clinton This low pressure system called a field at the junction of County Road 4 United States, MexiCo, Peru, Chile, THE ARRIVAL OF THE CARSON AND BARNES CIRCUS in Clinton today, and took the roof and side off a pole "Wake Low" is caused by pressure dif- and 710th Avenue. Argentina, Russia and Italy. Acts con- Tuesday, Aug. 2 should be exciting as the animals will begin arriving in the barn at the Chuck Folkens farm place, ferences developed under the thunder- The tomato formed around 7:10 sist of aerial trapeze, high wire, jug- morning and the animals will be fed and watered at the fairgrounds, site of the This storm, which included rain, storm, creating a high pressure area p.m. and remained on the ground tray- glers and clowns, along with perform- circus. ]he elephants will be involved in erecting the Big Top for the circus' two took place around 10 p.m. Significant under the rain. cling a half a mile southeast lifting ing elephants, camels, dogs and hors- performances today at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. tree damage was reported on the- This would explain why the corn around 7:18 p.m. It was a very small Folkens property and also just west of stalks were knocked down facing east tornado rating as an EF0 and appearing Athey recovering School offers athletic there at the Carlton and Lorraine and the wheat across the road was- as a shallow storm on the National non- Fletcher home. A large cottonwood blown down facing west. Reports of Weather systems radar with wind Teresa Athey, 46, formerly of tree\\;was uprooted at St. Pauli's Church one and a half to five inches of rain speeds estimated at 70 mph. Big Stone City, SDnowofWillmar, activities free to students along Highway 75, two miles south of were measured. Damage was reported to a couple ola =,_sat home today recovering after . : ..... Clinton. The National Weather Service sent cornfields and a small shelterbelt of undergoing a double mastectomy By Kathy Nelson town meetings. According to Meteorologist Mike out two crews to survey the area on trees on property owned by Tony and and DIEP flap reconstructive Lengthy discussion was held at the Student breakfast and lunch rates Fowle of the National Weather Service Wednesday. They met with Emergency BevArens. surgery on July 26. She has learned July 18 Ortonville School Board were set for the upcoming school • in Aberdeen, SD, the straight line Managers of Big Stone and Traverse that the cancer has spread to her meeting on setting the participation year, breakfast for the students will lymph nodes. She meets with fee for the athletic and non-athletic stay the same and the lunch cost will Tenth Annual Riverside Trail doctors Thursday to find out their activities. Superintendent Taylor said go up l0¢ per meal. " course of action, that at this time the only non-athletic Items approved were contracts for Cards and prayers can be sent to: activities that are charged fees are non-certified employees, a teaching d Teresa Athey, 613 25th St. S.E. Apt. BPA and Knowledge Bowl. contract with Sue Spors and a long Ride set for this weeken A, Willmar, MN56201. Board member Kathi Thymain said term subcontracttoKerryKlepel. A benefit dinner and silent if you charge for one non-athletic Klepel would be substitute teachingin auction is being planned in her activity, you charge for all. She said the sixth grade class of Joe Eustice, Everyone is invited for a good time the Big Stone Lake area, crossing the On Saturday night, a two-year old honor for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the it's not fair to charge just some. while he is on military deployment this weekend, Aug. 5-7 for the 10th Minnesota River at various times. Filly will be raffled off as well as a American Legion in New London Member Deb Hoffman suggested The Ortonville Independent was Annual Riverside Trail Ride. Though this is only the 10th year saddle. Even if you don't ride horse Any business, individual or not charging for any activities that are designated as the official district More than 200 horseman and called Riverside Trail Ride, the event your invited for the music and good organization who would like to connected to academic education. The newspaper. women will trailer their horses and set has been taking place at the foot of the time. donate items for the silent auction board agreed and the fees were Ortonville Area Health Services camp at Ortonville's Municipal lake for almost 50 years. On Sunday, trophies will be award- please contact Sue Kaercher-Blake dropped for Knowledge Bowl and requested an agreement With the Riverside Park, at the foot of Big Cost is $10 per rider or $30 per ed to the oldest rider, the oldest cou- at the Ortonville Independent 320- BPA and there will be no fees for any school to designate the school as an Stone Lake. family. There will be free pop on the pie, the person who trailers his or her 839-6163. non-athletic activity, emergency care shelter when needed. Concessions will be available, Saturday afternoon ride, with prizes horse the farthest, and the club with si gt with water and restrooms on site. to be given away. the most members in attendance. Es n on benefit executiveIn other business,director Dawnof theHegland'upper OAHSschool,sagreedexpensestO andPaY askedf°r anYtheofboardthe Four tides are planned for the Both Friday and Saturday nights, For more information, contact A fundraiser and benefit dinner Minnesota Valley Regional to set a fee for using the school for event, which include a 7 p.m. ride on Kim Wolf will be providing the Clark Mastel at (320) 839-2863 or and silent auction is being planned Development Commission gave a patient/resident shelter in emergency Friday, a 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ride on music. (320) 305-0889.. for Adam Essington, 8, of Odessa, short presentation about the UMVRD situations. Board member Marlowe Saturday and a 10 a.m. ride on Saturday at 2 p.m., the ride will go Come and "Cowboy Up" for a from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 Commission. Klepel stated that there should be no Sunday. The rides are each between down First Street, which is a change good time at the 10th Annual at the Speedway Bar and Grill The board members passed a fee accessed. That he feels the corn- an hour and a half and two hours in from previous years, where folks are Riverside Trail Ride this weekend. Event Center in Milbank, SD. motion to keep their wages at $40 for munity would step up and help. length, and cover scenic territory of welcome to watch the riders. Adam, son of Brian and Kelly Jo each meeting and $50 for any out of Essington, suffered a traumatic Tabor Methodist brain injury from acar crash when City of Ortonville a v he was four-weeks-old. Proceeds rcher_ deer Flower show set from the benefit will go toward his pt on-00o,n, me00,ca, carean00,o00e,00 hunt tO run Se . 17-Dec. 31 Tabor United Methodist Women in his family purchase an adaptive Big Stone City, SD will be presenting bicycle for him. Portions of the City of Ortonville Archery hunters wishing to partici- their 48th Annual Flower Show on Anyone wishing to donate items will be open to archery deer hunting pate must be at least 18 years of age Thursday, Aug. 11. Every year the for the silent auction may call Rosie by special permit. This deer control by the opening day of the hunt. flowers are lovingly gathered from the Essington at 320-273-2164. program is an effort to reduce the city Applications for the hunt and yards of church members as well as Funds may be sent to: Tabor deer population and the damage to copies of its regulations will be avail- friends and neighbors throughout the United Methodist Church, Adam property the deer cause, able at the City Clerk's office. area. Essington Fundraiser, 109 2rid Ave. The season will run the length of Applications must be submitted to "We are the work of the Potter's Big Stone City, SD 57216. the regular deer archery season, Sept. that office with a $7.50 administrative Hands" is this year's theme, so unique fee by the close of business hours on pieces of pottery will be accenting the Kottke benefit to 17-Dec 31). A proficiency test and a $7.50 administrative fee will be Friday, Aug. 12. Applications can be floral displays, be at BSC School required toqualify.Archersmustalso mailed to: The ladies of Tabor United possess a valid Minnesota archery Ortonville City Deer Hunt Methodist Church invite everyone to A benefit supper, live auction and deer hunting license to participate. 315 Madison Avenue come ind enjoy the beautiful and cre- silent auction is being planned for the Qualifying applicants will be Ortonville, MN 56278 aLive floral displays and delicious Tim Kottke family of rural Big Stone allowed to purchase one (or more) (320) 839-3428 sandwiches, pies and beverages from City, SD for Friday, Aug. 5 at the Big bonus deer permits for this hunt. 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. Stone City School from 5 to 9 p.m. If you would like to share your An inspirational Christian music Local post offi put flowers and/or a piece of pottery, concert,"Pray for Me" will be cos on please bring them to Tabor United performed live beginning at 8 p.m. Methodist Church the evening ofAug, featuring vocalist Amy Lang. closure consideration list 10 between 6 and 9 p.m. or before 9 Tim, 43, has been diagnosed with a.m. on Aug. 11. All submissions will prostrate cancer which has spread to be gratefully accepted. You do not his bones. He and his family have no Several local post offices are The Postal Service announced in have to be a member of Tabor Church health insurance, among the more than 3,600 addition- January it was reviewing 1,400 to share your displays. (Adv) Proceeds from the benefit and al offices, branches and stations offices around the country for possi- auctions will go to the Kottke family being reviewed for possible closure, ble closure. So far, 280 have been KDIO Temps to help with expenses. Donations can They join 28 other outlets in the state shuttered, while 200 have survived be dropped off at Minnwest Bank in that already are being scrutinized, review and will remain open. Ortonville, made payable to Abiding Minnesota has 88 of the 882 outlets The additional 88 includes post Hi Low Faith. Silent auction items may be listed last week. offices in Odessa, Correll, Danvers, July 24 81 64 brought to Pro Image Partners in The financially troubled Postal Dumont, Holloway, Marietta and July 25 84 63 Ortonville. Service announced that it is now con- Watson. July 26 82 64 Tim, wife Jody, nee Stotesbery, sidering closing more than one in 10 According to the Associated Press, rains 1.4"-3.4" NEW SIGNS ARE POPPING UP all around Ortonville. City crews and their two children, Kaitlyn, 17, of its retail outlets. Many of those, most of the offices that face review however, may be replaced by "vii- are in rural areas and have low vol- July27 82 70 have erected about half of the 15 signs which designate important and Noah, 15, are members of points of interest in the community. This sign at the corner of Stephens Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church lage" post offices -- where common umes of business. As many as 3,000 July 28 82 70 Avenue and Cliff Street was recently installed. The signs are the result of Ortonville. Supplemental funds, postal services are offered in stores, post offices have only two hours of July 29 86 66 of a project spearheaded by_ Burr Nypen and Ann Lundberg through a • have been applied for from Thrivent libraries or government offices, business a day even though they are July 30 89 71 federal grant from the lust=Lute of Museum and Library Services. RobertSswift/Big CO.stoneChapterco. Chapter#3 06#31319.13 and essarilyC°mingmeanUnderanreVieWoffice doesn'twill Dean°pen longer,Granholm.said postal vice president