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r I Editorial comment ' ' i GUEST EDITORIAL... "Ode to the Old City Hall" ***** (Editors note: This may be sung to the tune of "That Little Old Shack Out Back" by Jimmy Jensen and refers to Big Stone City's old brick city hall building.) It was built in 1910, with clay bricks made by local men At the brick yard just at the edge of town. It was in a central place and it served in quiet grace, For a gathering of people young and old ' They came from miles around to see movies made with sound Andlo.cal talent perform up on stage. Many dances were held too, some kicked off their hard-toed shoes, It was a hootenanny of the grandest form. Don t know exactly when, it stood in silence among men. City office -then for storage it became, Now a hundred years have come and gone And time has not been kind. But it's still wrong to destroy our city's history,making place. "There is hope that there s still time, Though it will take more than a dime To restore it to its former life. CHORUS: Don',t let 'em tear our city hall building down Don,t let ',em tear that precious building down. Don t let ,em tear that city hall building down. For there s not another like it in the country or the town. - Sharon M. Smith, Author (2010) : :i:::i:i:i:::: : i~ [i!!.!:!]!!!!i~!iii!iiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii,:: "'? "" "- SALE! 1/2 OFF All Summer Merchandise In Stock Rolling BO: 13.N iWI Bank 1st Street Ortonvllle, MN 56278 \ Letters to the editor To the Editor: I am concerned, oh yes I am concerned ! Close proximity owners and local officials were called today, Aug 6, to listen to, and comment on, a variance request by a feedlot operation. Their request? Increase the number of hogs currently allowed by the Big Stone County feedlot ordinance The intent to enlarge this operation was masked as needed room to expand due to a new, more humane hog operation, and a healthier product for public consumption. It was evident no one intended adjusting the existing animal units to accommodate this new process within the limits of the existing ordinance. So?? More hogs, more hogs! Should you be concerned, as a Big Stone County landowner? Should the Planning and Zoning group listen to, and at least pretend to care, for the concerns of close proximity and lakeshore property owners? Didn't happen today! It was evident the decision to grant the request had already been pre- determined, regardless of those present who voiced their several concerns. May I suggest? Call Darrin Wilke at the Environmental office, 839-6376 , and let him know you do care, the "lake" people and all Big Stone County people do matter Too many hogs do smell, and do affect many environmental and value issues for all of Big Stone County taxpayers Do you want to see the next feedlot operation use this variance approval to justify their next expansion? Won't happen? Want to bet? Kari Henneberg Clinton Clues ACROSS 1. Indicates position 3. Volcanic landslide 8 Rechewed food 10. Large white sturgeon 11 Nights before 13 Annoyed and irritable 14.5th largest Egyptian city 16. Presently 17 Abbr. for the brain and spinal cord 18. Greek epic poem 19. Liquid body substances 20 Make lacework 21. S.W, Appalachian passage 24 Longest division of geological time 25. Women's movement 26. Explosive 27. Garment 28. Sec. of Energy Dr. Steven 29. __ Jima, WW II battlefield 30. Mint:flavored liquor 37. Painting or sculpture 38. Large bundle of cotton 39. AIt of blood albumin 40. Mined mineral 41. Covering in a bird's beak 42. Apotro I: wards off evil 43. Falling stars 45 Turkish brandy 46 Makes into law 47. Animal lair 48 Harangues 49. Delaware Clues DOWN 1. Vinegary 2. Funafuti is the 6apital 3. Incline to one side i 4. Sleeved liturgical t vestment 5 Covers the hub of wheel 6. One who acts for another 7. Radioactivity units 9. Jeans material 10. Wide woven carpet 12. Knife thrust 13. Maize 15. Turns into noun 16 Actor Connery 19. Gambling machine 20 A restaurant bill 22. Counts again 23. Job for a musician 26. One and only 27. Excessively quaint 28 Cathode-ray tube 29. Inactive 30. A resident of Crete 31 Pinnas 32 Second sight 33. Close by '34. Group of three 35 Chopped 36. Seinfeld character Benes' 37. Enclosed sports venue 40. Hebrew counting tradition 41 Camp beds 44. Shock therapy The Ortonville Independent (USP.S 412-460) JAMES'O ;.IRCHER Pub sher / Managing Editor SUZETTE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON i Associate Editor / Advertising Rep ' Tues., August 10, 2;i; ;el. 92; No.3~ Continuing the ORTONVlLLE JOURNAL, sTAR Published Every Tuesday at ~9 2rid St. N.W. i" . Ortonville, MN 56278 i Periodicals Postage Paid at Ort0nville, Minnesota SUBSCRIPTION RATES i $35.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse and Swift Counties in Minnesota, Grant andR0berts Counties in South Dakota. $40.00 for all other counties in Minnesota and South Dakota. All others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes .to The Ortonville Independent, Box 336, Ortonville, Minnesota 56278. NEW SUBSCRIPTION i RATE SCHEDULE - ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON A FEBRUARY 1ST DUE DATE- Big Stone, Lac qui PaHe, Traverse, Swift Counties in Minnesota and Grant and Roberts in South Dakota February ........... 35.00 August .............. 1752 : March ................ 32.12 September ........ 14.60 April .................. 29.20 October ............. 11.68 May....; .............. 26.28 November ........... 8.76 June .................. 23.36 December ........... 5.84 July ................... 20.44 January .............. :2;92 ALL OTHERS IN MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 40.00 August .............. 20.00 March ................ 36.63 September ........ 16.68 Apdl .................. 33.30 October ............. 13.36 May ................... 29.97 November ......... 10.00 Jur~e .................. 26,64 December ........... 6,67 July ................... 23,31 January,.,.. .......... 3.34 ALL AREA OUTSIDE OF MINN. AND SO. DAK. February ........... 45,00 August .............. 22.50 March..:...,.........41,25 September.. 18 75 Apdf_ ................ 37.50 October ............. 15.00 May ................... 33.75 November ......... 11.25 June ......... : ........ 30.00 December,: ......... 7.50 July ......~ ............ 26.25 January: .............. 3.75 "PUBLISHER'S LIABILITY FOR ERROR" The Publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The Publisher's liabili.b/for other errors or omissions in connection with an adver- tisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. DEADLINES Church notes - Saturday mail " Display ads - Friday mail Correspondence - Monday mail Pictures - 5 pm. Friday News - Friday afternoon Classified ads - Friday noon (Any ad brought in later will be too late to classify.) OFFICE HOURS A Monday: 8 AM-5 PM A Tuesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Wednesday: 8 AM-5 PM A Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM A Friday: 8 AM-5 PM A Holidays may affect office hours. LEI-lrERS POLICY Letters to the editor discussing com- munity issues are encouraged. Letter writers should be aware that The Independent reserves the riqht to edit and/or condense letters for print. The paper also reserves the right not to pub- lish letters that are unsuitable or for which it might be held legally liable. Letters should contain the writer's ~rinted or typed name, signature, address and telephone number. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published. Letter writers are asked to limit them- selves to one letter per month. Please keep letter brief, perferably not over 350 words, and tO the point. AD vs. NEWS The Ortonville Independent policy in determining what is advertising and what is news is based on one simple test: If an individual business or organi- zation charges for admission to an event. for an item or for a service, it will be con- sidered advertising. In other words, "If you charge, we charge." Advertising is the life-blood of a news- paper. Without it a newspaper would cease to exist. The money a paper receives for subscriptions and single paper sales is used to pay for the ink and paper used in producing the product, It no longer does so because of paper cost increases. It still covers the cost of ink and a small portion of the paper used. Advertising to a newspaper is like crops and livestock to farmers; meat and products to the grocer; dresses and coats to the soft-line merchant; and plows and tractors to the impli~ment dealer. Without any of those items, the particular busi- ness would not be in business. ADS: We reserve the right to refuse any advertising without obligation to justify our decision. POLICIES: A News: Our goal is to report the news as fully and accurately as possible, The staff's opinions will appear only on the opinion page. A Editorials: Opinions published on this page, whether locally written or reprinted from other sources is intended to stimu- late thinking and discussion among our readers. Opinions expressed by the edi- tors are their own and not necessarily those of other staff members. Opinions expressed in items from other publica- tions may be contradictory to the editor's own views, but are offered for their gen- eral interest 0 IND EN_DENTi Phone 320-839-6163 or fax 320- 839-3761 to place display, classi- fied advertising or news in the Ortonville Independent or via... e-mail mail@ortonvilleindependent.com For Sports e-mail mike@ortonvilleindependent.com For the Editor e-mail sue@ortonvilleindependent.com Check our web site: www.ortonvilleindependent.com ~ 1 ~il il!i~Mm mm[~ [mlim~ ~l[mml~il ~ [ N D E P E N D E N T ~ Tuesday~ August 10, 2010