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old days in the Ortonville area Town and Country Minnesota Traffic Crashes in 2001 *Includes Anoka, Carver, Scott and Washington counties   SCHOOL PERSONALITIES who served this area for years are shown here. At left is school janitor, after whom was named the James Knoll Elementary School. At right lOng-time County Supt. of Rural Schools. RS AGO 1992 n will be the i of this year s ksestival. The t now reside at Red ! oan Rohde and  hold their third ,reciation day at |:h Supper Club rNaotu i 'eir Gerhardt 60th wed- "/n.-Y on Sun., Aug. g Stone United h. ske was fea- .fireman of the oisissue of the Ison  8tueckrath le ow was present ,. calledJuly 31 for gham Community L't 7 the drawing lured with a story in this issue. It is 100 years old. A ground water study is underway in the county to evaluate the availability of water near the surface and buried in the sand. Medalist honors at the third annual couples tournament went to Don and Mary Geier of Ortonville. Audrey Baumgartner was featured in the Know Your Merchant Series. An open house will be held in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14th of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hanson at the First English Lutheran Church. 50 YEARS AGO August 21, 1952 School will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2nd in Ortonville. New teachers include Phyllis Chapin, grade one, Mable Reed, grade 4, Willard Sogge, music, Lyndon Hanson, music department, and Carina Gulbrandson, commercial. Rev. Leon Holtan of the Trinity Lutheran Church announced that they will lay the cornerstone at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville on Sunday. Suzanne Karow and Dennis Stee exchanged mar- riage vows August 17 at the First English Lutheran Church. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lopez of Crystal City, Mexico, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Goetsch of Bellingham, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schmidt of Big Stone City and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wiese of Con'eil. /Louisburg L*acaS and Chandler and Preston "tle appreciation dinner at the City Olson of Mandan, ND were Frid0y / Park and later in the afternoon he afternoon to Monday afternoon attended Harry Pederson's Birthday visitors and Bob and Judy Larson Party at the Bellingham City Hall. were there from Friday evening to Sunday Ronnie Nelson visited with Sunday afternoon. All of the above Mel Oman from Madison. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From lhe Files of The Ortonville Independent 70 YEARS AGO July 28, 1932 "King Korn" Kottwitz, champion sweetcorn eater of the world with a record of 37 ears in 90 minutes flat is grooming himself for the sec- ond annual championship contest to be held Aug. 25. Derald Grice was the win- ner of the scout area renaming contest. Derald's suggestion was Dasota, for Dakota and Minnesota. He received a $25. contribution. The City will begin the reconstruction of replacing 100 power poles and 18,000 pounds of wire, which is the quota set for each year. Many flax and corn fields are suffering from hopper infestation. Lucille Hawkins and Earl Halleck were united in mar- riage Sunday at the home of the bride's parents. Who's Dying on Minnesota Roads? When it comes to fatal crashes, most people assume that the Twin Cities area--which conjures up images of road-rage and highways choked with commuters--has a higher incidence than greater Minnesota. Actually, the race isn't even close. Although 54 percent of the state's population resides in the seven-county metro, two-thirds of Minnesota's 2001 traffic fatalities occurred on rural roads. And more than half of the nearly 3,000 severe traffic-related injuries occurred outside of the metro. A Matter of "Cars" and Effect While several factors contribute to this geographic divide, one driver be- havior is the key, says Kathy Swanson. director of Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. Although statewide seat belt aver- ages out to 74 percent, that rate dips as low as 50 percent in some counties• "Seat belts reduce the chance of dying in a crash by 50 percent, so low use rates can really have an impact on commu- nities," says Swanson. Other conditions that can make ru- ral routes hazardous include undivided two-lane roads, narrow shoulders and limited lines of vision. It's these very conditions, which increase crash prob- ability, that make seat belts so critical, says Swanson. Who's Paying? When it comes to traffic deaths, certain groups of Minnesotans--in ad- dition to outstate motorists--are most likely to pay the ultimate price: • Teens and young adults, ages 15 to 24, account for 27 percent of fatalities • It's mainly a "guy thing" with males making up 65 percent of fatalities • Non seat belt users accounted for about two-thirds of motor vehicle occupants killed last year. Your License and Wallet, Please More law enforcement officers-- including representatives of local police departments, county sheriffs' offices and the Minnesota State Patrol--are citing motorists for seat belt violations, especially during enforcement waves, strategically conducted during high- traffic holidays and summer months. Fines and court costs vary, but vio- lators can expect to pay $25 to $75 for non-compliance with seat belt laws• For more information on seat belt use and state laws, visit Traffic Safety at online. PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT L and Lorraine Sorenson were Yvonne Truckenmiller of Crystal and Aimee Truckenmiller of Robbinsdale. New website - for wintering beef cows South Dakota State University Extension Service and the South Jo00. at z00r4 Annual • also visited with neighbors Marge and Charles and Fran Trygestad and Dakota Department of Agriculture MINNESOTA from Denver, CO John Knight of Perham. families Charleen and Steven Julson, teamed up to produce the FeedFinder }li.urs, day, July 25 to Harvey and Judy Redepenning and Catherine and Colette of Morristown, Web site. The site allows producers Blue,ass & Old-Time g."ilW''_'a= With her mother Eleanor Anderson were Saturday TN; Nell and Amy Trygestad and who have cattle in drought areas to V[iiC lccd:'a|  attended her 15th evening overnight guest at the home Georgia of New Prague and Warren link with producers interested in i ,,a,okt ' iaturday, July 27 at of Thomas and Lynette Nelson. and Rebecca Trygestad Blake, Grant wintering and feeding these cows. Lucille Nelson was a guest for and Annika enjo ed a three day Additionally producers can post a 0 dinner guest at message to buy or sell pasture, ".,l, s--r son Douglas Saturday evening dinner and Sunday Y August 8th, 9th, IOth & llth, 2002 morning brunch, vacation at Cragun s Resort on Gull standing hay, stalks/stubble, silage, - El Rancho Manana, Richmond MN ~ .;ee- t The class of 1987 enjoyed their 15 Lake near Brainerd. grain, small grain hay, alfalfa/grass ,i, ,4,,^, ,,,,,. t,,,o,s,, c  o) ty Nelson and year class reunion on Saturday, July Louisburg and alfalfa. The site has been in (800) 635-3037 ~ (;# aver, CO took 27th. They attended appreciation day Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson operation since the 1980's. J47 f Dawson out for Individuals can find a link to , in the park Saturday noon. The attended the funeral for Jacqueline brate Delayne's families enjoyed the afternoon at Rob Ann Larson (Mrs. Jim) at Our FeedFinder online at: lal, a Radermacher's. The children loved Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio on and Damn the pool and trampoline. Later that on Saturday morning, July 27. FeedFinder has been having about ,,, ,, , , , , Oud25spent from evening the. class met for more bridalL°rraineshowerS°rens°nfor her attended a 1,500 hits fromPer day i080the currentl00  £' J.. __1 .= " -.= ]=  lUlY to Monday visiting and socializing at the granddaughter drought, up about to per trUggttng On where to l"'" the Bob and Judy Checkered Flag. They had a good Aimee Truckenmiller at the home of day normally..,..!,.i,.i • • LI It,ttleloleenPine Lake at turnout for the reunion. Le Ann Stone in Bellingham on If produce, do not have interact take 1,our vehwle/-r re"arv" Van rn Saturday, Ronnie Nelson attended Saturday afternoon. Hostesses were access, they may call in their ,. J Hoo , Le Ann Stone; Lori Schleuter; Pat information to the South Dakota Anderson; Connie Robertson of Edenprairie. 228-5254Department of Agriculture at (800)to have it posted on Bring it to Progressive! Sunday afternoon visitors of Elmo FeedFinder. Ask about our way cool kids packages! Your Eye Care Team Dr. Ronn MeDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd Street • Ortonville, MN 320-839-3413 Tax extensions must be filed by Aug. 15, electronic filing urged If you requested a tax filing exten- sion, the Internal Revenue Service reminds you that your 2001 federal income tax return is due Thursday, August 15. Anyone who electronically requested an extension or filed a paper Form 4868 by the original April 15 deadline received an automatic four- month filing extension. Although you have the option of filing a paper tax return, the IRS urges you to kick the paper habit and file your return electronically. Even after the original April 15 deadline has come and gone, e-file is still the fastest, safest and most accurate way to file, the IRS says. If you use the services of a tax professional, ask that person to file your return electronical- ly. Electronic filing includes returns e-filed with the assistance of a tax professional, returns filed on-line by individuals using tax preparation soft- ware, and basic returns filed over the phone using the IRS TeleFile system. State returns can also be filed elec- tronically. To locate a tax preparer or software developer who offers elec- tronic filing services, visit the e-file section of the IRS Web site at Nationwide, more than 80% of returns filed after April 15 claim a refund. If you're due a refund, the IRS says, you can get it faster--usually in about 10 to 15 days---by filing your return electronically and choosing to have your refund deposited directly into your checking or savings account. Also, direct deposit elimi- nates the possibility of a lost, stolen, or undeliverable refund. According to the IRS, you will owe interest on any taxes paid after April 15. The interest rate is 6% per year, compounded daily. In some cases, a late payment penalty may also be due. If you're unable to finish your return by August 15, you can apply for an additional two-month extension by filling out Form 2688. Unlike the original extension, the IRS says, this second extension is not automatic. You must explain why you need extra time. The IRS will let you know whether or not your request is approved. If your return is done and you owe money, the IRS urges you to file on time even if you can't pay the amount due. By sending part of the amount due with your return, you will reduce the interest and late payment charges added to your bill later. You can request an installment payment agreement with the IRS by submitting Form 9465. Any IRS form can be downloaded from the agency's Web site. 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