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Rodger Brandts' To Celebrate 50th Anniv. ANIMAL TRACKS THAT APPEAR TO BE OF A MOUNTAIN LION were photographed in the flower bed at the Tom Roscoe residence in Big Stone City. The tracks measure approximately four inches in length. somethin rming ring fire prevention More than 3,000 fire deaths don't know is how many of them are occurred in the U.S. in 2009-35 in working. Without regular testing, they Minnesota. That reflects well on our can create a false sense of security." state, statistically. But one statistic did Rosendahl says that fire deaths in not. The number of fire victims who Minnesota are declining, and the keys died in homes without working smoke to continuing the trend are personal alarms was 40 percent nationally and responsibility by residents and public 42 percent in Minnesota -- despite a education efforts by schools, fire per- Minnesota law requiring a smoke sonnel and the media. alarm on every level and one in every "We need everyone to see and hear 2 ~ sleeping area. These numbers are the our message and share it with others: .... reason for the 2009 National Fire install smoke alarms or test the ones - iI Prevention Week theme, "Smoke you have. Practice a fire escape plan '~ ~ Alarms: A Sound You Can Live at home. And never think it can't hap- With." pen to you. It can, and your State Fire Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9, is Marshal Division is committed to sponsored by the National Fire helping you survive. We ask that you Protection Association (NFPA) to make a similar commitment during build awareness of fire causes and Fire Prevention Week." safety measures. According to the For Minnesota fire statistics _ : NFPA, advanced waming increases through 2009, go to "Fire in - ;-the chance of surviving any building Minnesota, 2009" at ; i :fire by 50 percent, Find a list of " " State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendaht local fire department open houses by that most homes in Minnesota clicking the Fire Prevention Week says have smoke alarms, "But what we logo. Cancer Support Open house baby group to meet shower set for J The Big Stone County Cancer Support Group will have its post- and S. Karels Walk of Hope meeting on Tuesday, There will be an open house baby Oct. 19, at 7:15 p.m. at the communi- shower for Jamie and S tacey Karels ty room at Fairway View, 215on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Lundell Avenue, Ortonville. Rosen School. Please plan to attend, and bring They are registered at Target and your suggestions for improvements! Walmart. (ADV) (ADVx2) "We invite you to join us, our chil- dren and grandchildren are we cele- brate our 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Sioux Historic in Ortonville, MN. Dance begins at 7 p.m. with live music from the band - The Classics. A light!unch will be served at 9 p.m. followed by more great live music from an Aberdeen band, County Line. All friends and family are invited. No gifts please. Thanks. Rodger and Linda Brandt" Boy born to Janet and Brett Bormann Vern, Janet and Brett Bormann are overjoyed to announc the birth of Trey Vernon Elias on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 at 7:26 a.m. Trey was born at Sanford Hosptial in Sioux Falls, SD, . weighing seven pounds, three ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Sharing in our joy are his grand- t3arents, Harriet A. Kidman of Ortonville, Cindy and Gary Bormann of Sioux Falls, and great-grandfather, Lester Ortman of Canistota, SD. / Ruth has servedman most recently as Operattons " n'dss her and thanks her for 34 years:of l a!tys .................... Ruth plans to relax wh She and her husband Don also look more time with the" Minnwest Bank 21 Southeast Second Street, P.O. Box 128 Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2568 Member FDIC LENDER Love, Logic parent sessions to start October 25 The high demand for another Love and Logic Parenting Series held at noon will once again be met. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ortonville Library Media Center. The seven session series will be held Oct. 25 and 27, and Nov. 1,3, 8, 10 and 15. This FREE series is sponsored by the DREAM for Kids Team. As a participant you will receive a free 'Becoming a Love & Logic Parent' workbook to help you in your parenting journey. Participants must register for the sessions by Oct. 19 by calling the Get Involved Office at 839-2111. If no answer please leave your name and phone number. You may also register by emailing karin_m @ co .big- stone There's a limit of 12 participants so register early. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Ba news rMONTEVIDEO- A series of burglaries have taken place in Montevideo lately, with a number of homes and cars being broken into. The string of burglaries that appear to be connected have been in homes with unlocked doors. Perpetrators appear to simply walk in through unlocked doors. In a few cases though, burglars have used rocks to break windows to enter secured homes. In majority of the cases, burglars have invaded homes while the residents are there sleeping. To this point, it appears the thieves are after only cash, going through purses and wallets and leaving other items behind. DAWSON- Dawson-Boyd School District will receive $105,651 from the Federal Education Jobs bill designed to aid schools with staffing during budget crisis. The money must be spent over the next two years. Superintendent Brad Madsen felt placing the funds in the bank would not be a good move politically considering it is issued to be used for personal issues. Madsen suggested the school use it for technology needs. MADISON-Madison Police Chief Stan Ross resigned effective Tuesday, Sept. 21. Ross submitted his resignation to City Manager Jon Radermacher. Radermacher appointed Cole Weick as interim police chief. Ross has been Madison Police Chief for the past 16 years, assuming the position back in 1993. BENSON-The Benson volleyball team has been on a roll in West Central Conference South play, winning their last 26 conference match-ups as of Sept. 20, Since 2008, the team is 27-1 in their last 28 conference match ups. Benson's last regular season conference loss was to Lac qui Parle Valley, losing in five games on Sept. 4, 2008. By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Bow and arrow deer hunting is open now. Jim Schluter from Rosemount, Bob Schluter from Bloomington, and Dennis Wiesner from Andover joined Richard Schluter to hunt. Jim, Bob, and Richard also enjoyed visiting with their mother Phyllis Schluter. On Thursday, Sept. 23 several members of the class of '46 met at the Lakeside Apartments for the senior citizens' lunch. The members of the class included Ken and Aletta Simonitch, Irv and Arlys Thompson, Idell Ross, Phyllis Schluter, Shirley Heffernan and Skip and Justin and Birdie Scholberg. They all had a very good time. John and Anna Rothi stayed with Jessica Rothi of Anoka the Sept. 24 weekend. Sunday John and Anna and Jessica Rothi went to a birthday party for Wesley Rothi at Harold Rothi's. Patti, Scott, Brooke, and Kayla Anderson of Lakeville also attended the birthday party. Linda Rothi just returned from Texas and also came to the birthday party. Betty and Arne Meyer of Rogers, John and Anna Rothi, Jessica Rothi, and Harold and Wesley Rothi were Saturday, Sept. 25 luncheon guests at Doris and Jim BOos' home in Ramsey. Marlyn and Reva Schumacher were gone the weekend of Sept. 24 to Lauryn Schumacher's and family of Fulda. They enjoyed watching their grandchildren play football and volleyball. Vi Hansen's family picked her up for lunch at Hilltop on Sunday, Sept. 26. The family members were Don and Carolyn Verheul, Todd and Sarah Verheul and son Mark, Sue Hanratty, Dick Verheul, and also joining the family were Arlys and Gaylord Weeding. Visiting recently at the Gary and Carol KnoWs home were Bill and Jeanne Wheeler of Chula Visa, CA. They are the grandparents of Valerie (Knoll) Zumwalt's husband Jason. They also visited with Jerri Van Hout of Big Stone City. Matt Lamb's parents from Winnipeg Beach, Canada came Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Monday, Sept. 27 to visit Matt and Laura Lamb and their two girls. Rosalie Gray of East Bethel was a visitor from Sept. 15 until Sept. 20 at Gen Adelman's and also visited her dad Wilfred at Northridge. On Sept. 18 Gen visited Marge and Mike Knudson at Monty. Gen visited John and Mari Plathe at Bellingham on Sept. 25 to the 27. On the eve of the 27th Gen came home. She visited Wilfred at Northridge on Tuesday noon, Sept. 28. Visiting Dorothy Gmiterko from Sept. 18 through the 23rd was her daughter Dorothy Shveima from Thousand Oakes, CA. Dorothy arrived on Saturday and attended parts of the Walk of Hope with her mother. On Sunday they attended the fall dinner at Nassau along with Kathy Gilsdorf. The rest of the visit was spent visiting at home, going out to eat, and a shopping trip. Dorothy Shveima is a nurse at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. Evelyn Morris' granddaughter Katie Morris and her mother Julie Morris of Tampa, FL are visiting Evelyn. Katie had two grandmothers to visit, Evelyn and Janice Sellin. Judy Vedder's oldest friend from when Judy was seven years old is Carole Orth from Fargo who spent the day on Tuesday, Sept. 28 with AI and Judy Vedder. She brought homemade jelly and salsa for A1 and Judy. Kathy Athey of Hutchinson spent Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26 with her parents Lucille Thompson and they went to Northridge to visit her father Clifford Thompson. Gary and Marilyn Carlson and Priscilla went to the wedding of Tara Carlson and Timothy Dordoff in Aberdeen at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. 25. The reception was held at the Ramada Inn. Helen Danielson, Breden's son Glen, and daughter-in-law Pat Danielson visited Helen. Helen's daughter Gloria Danielson also visited. They were saddened by the news from Norway when Helen's relative passed away at 48 years old and had a husband and three boys. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26 Eleanor Pavin visited with Blanche Westermeyer of Big Stone. Monday afternoon, Sept. 27 Eleanor Pavin had coffee with Mr. and Mrs. John Tracy of Milbank. From Sept. 4 to 6 a family reunion for the Oswood family was held at Oscar Park in Billing, MT. In attendance was Shirley (Oswood) Heffernan, her daughters Frannic Preston, Cathrine Buck, her son Wallace (Skip), her grandchildren Russ Young and Robyn Tower, and her great-grandson Kyle Tower. Bernard Oswood, Carl Oswood, Cindy and Bruce Lowry, and Daryle and Paula Bailey were also there. Fun was had by all with playing cards, talking about the past, eating, and dancing. Adults and kids had a good time all three days. Wendy and Bruce Wendlund of Harrisonville, MO were weekend guests of Jim and Lany McKinney the weekend of Sept. 24. Wendy and Bruce brought their mother Olive home with them to Missouri. Olive had stayed a week with Jim and Lany. Matt and Charlene Karels spent overnight at their son's Larry and Cynthia of Moorhead on Monday, Sept. 27. Bethany and Connor Danielson visited their grandparents Jim and Bonna Rasset on Tuesday night, Sept. 28. Olive Wendlund of Broken Arrow, OK and her son Bruce and daughter- in-law Wendy from Harrisonville, MO and her other son Curt Wendland of Byron, all visited Palma Gutzman. Dawn Schenk and her neighbor Betty visited Palma Gutzman on Thursday, Sept. 23. They all went shopping at Rolling Acres in Beardsley. Herb and Carol Kludt of Rapid City visited her sister Jeanne Berg and they went to see Ken Berg at Northridge. Friday, Sept. 24 Olive Wendlund, Betty Beetem, Jackie Maas, and Elaine Hanson visited at Jeanne Berg's and had dessert and coffee. Kristin Haggerty and girls were supper guests at David and Janet Weber's on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Starting Oct. 6 St. John's will be having Faith for Lunch Bible study on Wednesdays at noon. It is an opportunity for Catholics to expound on their faith. Members can bring their own lunch, a treat, a friend, or themselves. The group will start with Catholicism 101 by Jeff Cavins. Contact the main office at 839-2873 for any questions. Frank Hoffman, a family friend of Delores Karels' brother, visited Delores Karels. He lives in the Twin Cities area. Rebekah Haag and Aubrey and Deacon of Sebeka were home to visit her parents Brent and Brenda Zahrbock on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26. HAPPY IO-IO-IO]ACOB! OeR0, Brehmar LqP County Commm oner llr/e "lit ,k ,A- ~ ,A- ,k ,k ~ ~ ~ ,lit ~ ,it ,k -k General Election Tuesday, November 2 li 125th celebration meeting to be held There will be a meeting on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center. Anyone who has any pictures of the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Big Stone City is welcome to bring them to this meeting or drop them off at the City Office so that we may put them into the next time capsule. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS ~ ~,.'.:~! ~".::~i~! ~g{ ~ ~ ~::i~i~!!!!i~!~s~ ii ;::-~i ~} !~:~ i~'~; ;~i :~. ~:i:~: :!:~*!:!: *i:i:~* ~.. ::::: :::: :~:~i: ::::::::::::::::::::: :~::':,':: :::::: :::: ::::: ::: :: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ............... >" .............. Serving the Big Stone Lake Areal APPLETON, MN 320-289-1999 ,] Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 iNDEPENDENT Page 3