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---.- 00xtension offers classes for it aries 00uslnesses on online presence Joseph R. Michels was born May Ortonville. Joe and Gina:ade their .eS. His pa ents and t o b =5[=, - Is your business online? The answer 12, 1933 in Morris, the son of William home in Willmar. They ,were blessed  'larns and John Michels, preced ight surprise you. Do a simple test. Madison- On the LqP Co Computer Appleton- Elementary School Com- Commuter outside City Hall, 6-9pm, puter Lab 6-9 pm, RSVP to the RDC at with two children(PamandKathy. Joe '\\;.in death. Joe is survived by  oogle yourself. What came up? Much RSVP to 320-598-7976 320-289-1981 continued with tlieteleph0ne ompany ' j, Gina of Alexandria; t ' the information you find on your July 18- Roadside Advertising July 20-Google Tools until his retirement in 1990. In 1991 d:nughters, Pam Christensen a usiness could be handled by acom- July 27 - Marketing your website July 28 - Marketing Your Website and 'Helen (Ward) Michels. He was raised in Morris where he graduated from high school. Joseph began work for Northwestern Bell Telephone as a janitor. In November of 1951 Joe enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in Korea aboard the destroyer USS Dortch. Following his discharge in November of 1955 Joe returned to Minnesota and continued with his career at Northwestern Bell where he worked on the long distance system as a toll technician. On June 22, 1957 Joe was united in marriage to Virginia Sester in Judith Vedder Funeral Services for Judith (Judy) Lynne Vedder were held Friday, July 29, at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Father Robert Goblirsch officiated. Judith (Judy) Lynne Vedder, daughter of William and Edith (Byerly) Anderson, was born Dec. 23, 1941 in Minot, ND. She grew up in Lidgerwood, ND. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith, which was an important part of her life. Judy graduated in 1959 from Lidgerwood High School and then attended and completed training at the Fergus Falls School of Beauty Culture in 1960. She was married to Albert Vedder on Nov. 24, 1962 at the St. Boniface Joe and Gina moved to the Big Stone Lake area where they have resided until 2011. They recently moved to Alexandria to be near family. He was a member of several organizations including the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks and the Civil Defense. Joe and Gina spent their winters in Donna, TX and summered on Big Stone Lake in Minnesota. In the summer he loved to spend time fishing. He also spent time hunting deer and fowl. Joe liked playing shuffleboard, yard games and cards. Spending time with his family and friends was most important to Joe. On July 27, 2011, after a brief fight with cancer, Joe died at the age of 78 Church in Lidgerwood, ND. In 1971 they moved to Ortonville. Before moving to Ortonville, Judy worked as a beautician. Following their move, she worked for Holiday Gas Station, the Ortonville Senior Center, and as a Sarah Coventry Jewelry consultant. Judy especially enjoyed spending time with A1 and with their extended family. She also liked to read, do crossword puzzles, sew, bake, and can the bounty of her garden. Judy had a love for animals and supported the Humane Society. She appreciated the importance of the Disabled Veterans and supported those organizations as well. Judy passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at her home in Ortonville. She had lived to reach the age of 69 years. Judy is survived by her husband, AI, and nieces Lynne (Dale) Drewelow of Fergus Falls; Melissa Russell Milton Bracht Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Russell Milton Bracht, 90, who died July 30, 2011 at a care center in Watertown, SD. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Parkview' United Methodist Church in Milbank, Rev. Ida Laudermith will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 5, at the Mundwiler Funeral Home beginning at 5 p.m. and .ending at 7 p.m. and continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Casket Bearers will be Donald Ktapel, Sid Fosheim, Lloyd Tillma, Arlo Klapel, Harlan Bohn, and Brian Block. He was the son of Carl and Ida (Bohn) Bracht, and was born on June 4, 1921 in Ortonville. He grew up in husband, Vic, of St. Cloud and Kathy Mason and husband, Jim, of Tonka Bay; two grandchildren, Jamie Christensen and Lauren McCarthy; and two sisters, Lorraine Holmes of Blaine and Marilyn Columbus and husband, Ron, of Utah. A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria. Reverend Father Steve Binsfeld was the celebrant. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Morris at a lat date. Memorials are preferred to the Douglas County Hospice. Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home. (Jason) Egger, Colton, SD; Roxanne (Steve) Lesselyoung of Sioux Falls, SD; and nephews Dale (Stacey) Weinkauf of Milbank, SD; Monty Kadoun of Sioux Falls, SD; Ed (Kate) Kadoun of Nashville, TN; Carmen (Brenda) Hemmah of Salem, SD. She also held a special place in her heart . for her great nieces and nephews - Dominic, Derek, Deven, and Machenzie Weinkauf; James and Adam Drewelow; Joslynne Sigler. Judy is also survived by her sisters-in- law Patty Kadoun, Barbara Staehnke, Virginia Hemmah, and Karen (Roger) Loberg. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Weinkauf. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville was in charge of arrangements for Judy Vedder. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at rural Twin Brooks, SD and graduated from Milbank High School in 1939. He joined his father, Carl, and his brother, Gordon, in the family farming operation and made that his primary occupation until his retirement in 2001. He was also a licensed electrician for many years, and was one of the original shareholders and a board member of the Super 8 in Milbank. Russell married Muriel Gerhardt, of Big Stone City, on June Living Center at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ida Bracht, his wife, Muriel Gerhardt Bracht, one brother, Marwood Bracht, and a special friend, Lois Miller. Russell is survived by one brother, Gordon Bracht, and wife, Norma, of Twin Brooks, his daughter, Ladonna Klapel and husband, Daryl, of Ortonville, his son, Roger, and wife, Patty, of Watertown, SD, five 30, 1946, and they made their home grandchildren+ Donald Klapel of Clear _ o n the faun wetLfililb/qk; uatil-ljce,DeniS,Pldnney, of Austin TX, Mudel'pgsed a)a irr'lare001". "  ..... -"oR-rg Brah,:" of Princeton, N J, For many yearsTqdS;s,ll'was a 'Ste'phdnBraht of Albuquerque NM, member of Parkview  United and Laura Holland, of Albuquerque, Methodist church in Milbank, and enjoyed singing in the choir. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and also enjoyed traveling, woodworking, carpentry work, and spending time with family and friends. Russell enjoyed leading devotions at the various care centers where he resided. In 2003, he moved to Watertown, SD, and he was a resident at Jenkins NM, and also three great- grandchildren, Connor and Faith Phinney, of Austin', TX and Luke Klapel of Clear Lake. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements for Russell Bracht. To send an electronic condolence visit I Extension news Switch from corn to soybeans? Not so fast! Ag News Wire, By Kent Oison.and Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension With'a wet spring and delayed planting, many farmers are thinking of switching from corn to soybean due to potential yield losses in corn as planting is delayed. Farmers should consider potential net revenue along with potential yield loss before making this decision. Supply and demand drive this analysis. Much of the U.S. Corn Belt 'is suffering from poor planting conditions this year, so total corn production will likely decline. Markets will react by pushing corn prices up. If more farmers switch to soybeans, total soybean production may increase, pushing soybean prices down. University of Minnesota Extension has studied last year's COSTS of production from the Center for Farm Financial Management's FINBIN database of Minnesota farmers' actual expenses, their three-year average yields, projected harvest prices and estimated government payments. Based on this data, we forecast estimated net revenue of $443 per acre for corn and $195 for soybean. These estimates indicate a tremendous advantage for corn over soybean and the need for a large decrease in corn yield before soybean is more profitable than corn. To view data tables for this information as well as data related to the examples below, read a more detailed version of this column at Suppose a farmer was able to plant corn and soybean in a timely manner and did not suffer a yield loss. Suppose also that many farmers across the Corn Belt switched to soybean and markets pushed the corn price up by five percent and the soybean price down by five percent. The estimates show an increase in net revenue for corn to $496 per acre for this farmer and a decrease for soybean to $168 per acre. In another scenario, a farmer had corn planting delayed and suffered a 10-percent yield loss for corn but no yield loss for soybean. Again, suppose many farmers switched to soybean so GOING ON HOWl WHILE SUPPLItS LAST, m' [] ;;fook E. HWY 12 MIIbank, SD MiP"_ .............................. 605-432-9111 pinlm.00nnpli00 www.mldwestpowersport$.net Page 14 prices increased five percent for corn and decreased five percent for soybean. In this situation, corn still has higher net revenue ($385 per acre) than soybean ($168 per acre). In one last scenario, suppose a farmer has to plant corn very late and suffers a 25-percent decrease in corn yield, but the soybean yield does not change and forecast prices do not change. In this situation, the estimated net revenue for corn ($181 per acre) drops slightly below the estimated net revenue for soybean ($195 per acre). This situation with no price changes is unlikely to happen this year since planting is being delayed across most of the Corn Belt and prices of both corn and soybean are being affected. Farmers may be well served to keep their cropping plan unchanged for a little longer, even though corn yields may be lower. When planting occurs between May 25 and May 30, growers should consider hybrids that are five to seven days earlier in relative maturity when compared to, full-season hybrids. When planting is delayed until June 1-to June 10; consider hybrids that are eight to 15 days earlier. The latest recommended planting dates for corn grain are around June 5 in central and northern Minnesota, and June 15 in southern Minnesota. pany unaffiliated with yours. It is often inaccurate, and can be filled with ads and links to the websites of other com- peting businesses around the region. To help improve online presence or rural businesses. Extension is offering a series of classes to help get regional businesses online. These are not com- puter skills classes, but are instead specifically designed to help local en- trepreneurs to effectively communicate ad market themselves in a competitive economy. The introductory workshop series will help businesses find what presence works with them, whether it's a website, a controlled listing on google, or social media. The classes will also provide information about on- line sales. ' Based on recent analysis of west- entral communities done by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Develop- ment Commission (UMVRDC), about twenty percent of businesses in the re- gion have their own website which shows up as a top listing in major search engines. But what about the other 80 percent? Most of these were found in the mapping sections of search engine mapping tools or unaf- filiated online directories. These are in- accurate sources of information. For example, the study found that if you searched four businesses in three search engines, you were likely to find three major errors, either in location, address listing, or even the business name. Most entrepreneurs probably realize that getting online could help their business grow, but out here in rural, west-central Minnesota, such efforts might seem like wasted time. Many think that in little towns, anyone who needs to f'md a business can do it eas- ily, and any efforts at building a web- site or blogging are a hindrance because of the efforts they require. However, building web presence can help almost any business in some way. Online presence is helpful in a vari- ety of ways and at a couple of levels. The Extension website notes that on- line presence can help businesses mar- ket to new audiences, provide better customer service, communicate more easily with current and potential cus- tomers, and become more efficient at internal operations like purchasing. But putting businesses online doesn't just help businesses, it also helps the whole community. The internet is a major source of information for families and business people looking to move to the area. Having a variety of businesses online can help attract and recruit new community residents while also ex- panding those businesses and thus sup- porting the local economy. If you are interested in participating in any of the business online courses listed below, visit the "Take Note" sec- tion on the home page of the UMVRDC's website at, or contact the UMVRDC at 320-289-1981 for more information. Upcoming Classes: Clara City Library, 6-9 pm, RSVP to the City Office at 320- 847-2142 July 7 - Roadside Advertising Aug. 11 - Doing Business Online Aug. 18-Social Media MCCL thoughts for life By Carol Karels 2010 had a seven percent drop in abortions! MCCL says several reasons - the Positive Alternatives passed in 2005 which gives pregnant women an alternative rather than abortion and the Women's Right to Know informed consent law and parental notification law for minors could definitely have had a role in bringing the number of abortions down. We are so thankful that people are seeing the value of a life. Letter to the editor: I am writing this letter to let the Ortonville City Council know how terrible the city employees treat the community A few weeks ago while I was driving my car in Ortonville someone smashed out my window. It took the cops over three hours to even look at my car or file a police report. They said I was not a priority and they did not care. So than I confronted your city office employees and they were so rude about the matter they swore Farmers, lenders and others can i every swear word in the book and they estimate net revenue to analyze the: di d not care either. I hope the own situations under different pri i:,members of the council read this letter and yield conditions. A management,;,an d confront them on their actions and tool (in Microsoft Excel) developed;  do something about this matter. by Extension economist Bill Lazarus is available at Jessica Larson Kent Olson is an economist and ' Bellingham Jeff Coulter is a corn agronomist with University of Minnesota Extension. SHOTS CAN KILL. Public notices NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE Case File No.: 06-CV-11-70 Case Type: Other Civil Roger V. Rother, Paul W. Schaffer and Wayne E. Rother, Plaintiffs VS. Katherine M. Hoxtell, Kathi Thymian, James Hoxtell, Lucille Wheeler, Dorothy Norden, Dianna Basta, Roger Hoxtell, Steven Lindquist and Douglas Lindquist; also the unknown heirs of Wiley Hoxtell, deceased; also the unknown helm of Katherine Hoxtell, also known as Katherine L. Hoxtell, deceased; also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the complaint herein, Defendants AMENDED SUMMONS THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO EACH DEFENDANT NAMED ABOVE. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs have started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiffs' Complaint against you is on file in the office of the Court Administrator of the above-named Court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papem that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and them may be no court file number on this Summons. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed th!s Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at: PO Box 172, Olivia, MN 56277. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs' Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment'can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the. Comnlaint LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Big Stone County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 123, Range 47. Subject to 50 percent mineral interest of The Federal Land Bank of St. Paul. The object of this action is to obtain a judgment that Plaintiffs are the fee owners of the above-described real property and that the Defendants have no r/gti lees:tate interest or lien in or on the property. Wagemaker Law Office By: James Wagemaker Attorney License No. 113451 Attorney for Plaintiffs PO Box 172 Olivia, Minnesota 56277 Telephone: 320-523-2161 (July 19, 26 & August 2, 2011) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE ORTONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing will be held at Fairway View Community Room, 215 Lundell Avenue, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278, at 12:00 noon on August 17, 2011, concerning the sale of real property owned by the Ortonville Economic Development Authority, which legal property is located in Big Stone County, Minnesota and legally described as: Parcel #22-0322-000 LOTS 13 & 14, BLK 32, ORIGINAL, CITY OF ORTONVILLE Parcel #22-0324-000, LOT 16, BLK 32, ORIGINAL, CITY OF ORTONVILLE Parcel #22-0323-000, LOT 15, BLK 32, ORIGINAL, CITY OF ORTONVILLE Said sale to Ortonville Marine, LaValle Berkner. The terms and conditions of the proposed sale are available at the EDA Office at 987 Highway 75, Ortonville; AND Parcel #22-0328,000, LOTS 1 & 2, BLK 33 AND THAT PART OF ATLANTIC AVE. ACCRUING TO LOT 1 BY THE VACATION OF SUCH AVE., ORIGINAL, CITY OF ORTONVILLE Said Sale to Hasslen Construciton, Brian Hasslen. At the hearing, the Ortonville Economic Development Authority will meet to decide if the sale is advisable. Vicki Oakes, Community Development Coordinator (Aug. 2, 2011) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Ortonville, Minnesota will hold a public hearing in the council room at the Library Media Center located at 412 2nd Street NW in the City of Ortonville, Minnesota at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, the 15th day of August, 2011, for the purpose of discussion of the Five-Year Capital Improvement Program in the City of Ortonville. All persons desiring to be heard on this matter should attend this meeting and make known their opinions. Dated: July 18, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ORTONVILLE Charleen Grossman City Clerk/Administrator (July 26 & Aug. 2, 2011) NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of RAYMOND RAND, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of August, 2011, at 8:00 A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the above named decedent, dated August 19, 1994; First Codicil of Will dated May 7, 1997; and Second Codicil to Will dated May 4, 2006, and for the appointment of Craig O. Ash, whose address is 25 Second Street NW #101, Ortonville, MN 56278, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, said personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801(b)(c)) ALL CREDITORS having claim against said estate are required to present the same to the personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: July 21, 2011 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Sandee Tollefson, Court Administrator by Julie Berger, Deputy Craig O. Ash Ash Law Office, LLC 25 NW 2nd Street NW #101 Ortonville, MN 56278 Attorney License No. 0218157 Telephone (320) 839-2551 Fax: (320) 839-2553 Email: craig @ (July 26 & Aug. 2, 2011) PUBLIC NOTICE CLOSE PROXIMITY OWNERS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS BIG STONE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on August 12; 2011 to act on the following variance application: "time: 8:35 a.m. Property Owner: Kevin S. Backstrand and Rebecca K. Backstrand Legal Description: Lots 49 and 50, First Addition to Bayview, located in Government Lot 2, Section 14, Township 122, Range 47 Location of Hearing: Approximately 9 miles north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 The variance request is from Section and Section of the Big Stone County Shoreland Management Ordinance, 2004 and proposes to upgrade a sewer by installing a mound approximately 50 feet form the Ordinary High Water Level of Big Stone Lake and 14 feet from the home. Section of the Big Stone County Shoreland Management Ordinance, 2004 specifies that all private sewage treatment systems must meet or exceed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's standards for individual sewage treatment systems contained in the document titled, "Individual Sewage Treatment System Standards, Chapter 7080," a copy of which is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this Ordinance. Section specifies that on-site sewage treatment systems must be set back from the ordinary high water level in accordance with the setbacks contained in Section 5.2.1. of this Ordinance. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place, or submit views in writing or by representative. If you know of any interested property owner who, for any reason, has not received a copy of this notice, please inform him/her of the time and place of the hearing. Dated: July 28, 2011 Ronda Maas, Deputy Environmental Officer 20 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (August 2, 2011) 00iINDEPENDENT Tuesday, Aug. 2,201]