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Benefit planned for D. Ehrenberg Darin Ehrenberg of rural Correll was seriously injured in a farm accident near his home on Sept. 18. Darin has undergone multiple surgeries and will require extensive rehabilitation therapy. Darin and his wife Kristi have two children, Kelsie and Nathan. A benefit is being planned by friends to be held Sunday, Nov. 14, with a silent auction, bake sale and pancake and sausage brunch. Anyone wishing to donate gift baskets or items for the auction, may bring them to Pro Image Parmers in Ortonville or the Appleton Press m Appleton. Monetary donations will be accepted at First English Lutheran Church and Minnwest Bank in Ortonville and Farmers and Merchants Bank in Appleton. DAROLD BAILEY OF ODESSA works on a wood carving during the 2010 Meander Arts Crawl held Oct. 1-3. Many visited the local jalleries along western Minnesota to view the artists works which ieatured hundreds of different art features. Turn in forms for Project Christmas Just a reminder that if you wish to receive Project Christmas items, your form must be completed and returned by Monday, Oct. 25. No late forms will be accepted. You may drop them off at the Food Shelf on Mondays from 1-4 p.m. or Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon or mail them to the Big Stone Lake Area Food Shelf, 127 NW 2nd Street, OrtonviUe, MN 56278. If you have any questions, call the Get Involved Office at 320-839-2111. Find a local DNR @ Save thiSpaper for conservation officer on line. recycling Locating a conservation officer is -now just a click away thanks to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) new "Enforcement Conservation Officer Locator." "This is another way the DNR is leveragmg technology to improve customer service," said Col. Jim Konrad. DNR Enforcement Division director. The Enforcement Conservation Locator can be found at DNR customers can access a conser- vation officer's name, location and phone number by clicking anywhere on the state map provided on the Internet link. People can also use the city/address form located on the web page to quickly zoom to a place on the map to find the contact information for a local conservation officer. For people without computer access, they can contact nearby DNR office for the name of local conserva- tion officer. People may also call state patrol dispatch for name and phone number of area conservation officer. For more information, contact DNR Information Center at 651-296- 6157 or toil-free 888-646-6367. Kuefler in hospital in Sioux Falls, SD Ed Kuefler of Big Stone City, SD has been hospitalized in Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD since Sept. 29 when he was rushed there for medical treatment. He is in the critical care unit. Cards can be sent to him at the following address: Ed Kuefler, Sanford Hospital, 1305 W. 18th Street, Sioux Fails, SD 57117-5039. It is upsetting to see the unfair attacks upon State Represerrtative Andrew Falk concerning inmates for the Appleton prison. Before Andrew was ever in the legislature, our friend State Representative Aaron Peterson and 1 urged the Minnesota Department of Corrections to place imnates in Appleton. and were rely pleased when the did. When Andrew and 1 heard that the Minnesota Corrections Dept. was intending to nmve its imnates back to one of its own Imsons. and espeeially when we heard that another state was taking back its inmates and the Appleton Prison was going to close, Andrew and f have been doing all we can to help get the prison reopened. Mosl reeentl); we urged the lhderal government/o use the PCE I've heard aboul the untrue rumor that Andre voled against the prison. Nol true. Ou every wte regarding either a bill or an amendment that would have helped oul the prison. Andrew wted in support of the prison and the euqdoye'es. In feet. Andrew voted against the entire public safety omnibus t'inarme bill because it contained no provision fbr irtmates going to Appleton. Contrary to the position the unions wanted him to take. He and I also authored a bill thai would have placed inmates t'rorn Moose l,ake, MN into Apldeton. )t' course, the lawmakers fi'onl the Moose Lake area of Minnesota were sh'ongl.y ol)posed to this. Probahly the biggest factor in PCF losing Minnesota imnales was the unwillingness of Governor Pawlen; and his Correctiorts (]ommissioner to keep or place new inmates in ppleton. Andrew repeatedly mt, I vilh Corrections Department officials to urge Ihem to help. Andrew also did his besl to sel up meetings with PCF officials and the Minnesota Correcl.ious I)epl.. The Correclions l)epartlnenl did work with PCF to gel a higher custody leel refill]cation to hel l) entice i)otential clients like Alaska. Perlrlsvlvania. and ollmr Males, I)espite all his eflbrts, working wilh rite aud others to get inmates fbr the tCF: "X, ndres is ,ow being subjected to distortions of the h'uth and outright false slalelnents by his political opponents.Vhen his opponent in this campaign was c(mf)'orfled in a recent debate to cite even a single time where :kndrew voted or did something against the PCE he quickly retreated. I then was slunrted to watch (r N him make the outraveou, claim that Andre "j ust didn't fight like Chuck Brown or Ihe Petersons would have." 1 served in the legislature vilh m ['rieuds Doug aJld baron Peterson and I knew Chuck Brown for a number of years be[bre his unlimeh, death. While all of our personalities are dil'ferenl, l can assure m I>llow citizens that Andrew is just as committed as Chuck. Doug and &ar'ozl were Io being a champiott for our communities, farms, businesses and schools. And as a fifth generalion farmer, and a businessman, hard work (m Otlr behalf is one of 'kudreCs halhnarks iu the legislature. - Gary Kufily PAID FOR BY DISTRICT 20 DFL Open house 90th for Edwin Griepp Edwin Griepp will celebrate his 90th birthday open house on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran, 433 Crestview Ave, Ortonville. No gifts please. Cards may be sent to 48630 146th St., Big Stone City, SD 57216. (ADV) Area news digest I GRANITE FALLS- Yellow Medicine County has adopted an ordinance that provides law enforcement with a new way of bringing criminal charges against adults who knowingly provide a venue where underage drinking takes place. The "Social Host Ordinance," which was approved by Yellow Medicine County Commissioners Sept. 28, makes adults who knowingly allow underage drinking on their property potentially liable regardless of whether or not they purchased the alcohol. Those found guilty could face a misdemeanor with a maximum of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. BOYD- The city of Boyd will likely be without law enforcement unless they find a new alternative. Currently, Boyd receives 12 hours of police coverage from Clarkfield each week, but redesigning of the Clarkfield's police coverage will likely cause them to drop Boyd. Budget issues and style of policing have caused Clarkfield to consider altering or even dismissing their police force. APPLETON-One might think loading, a 134-ton, 42-foot high building on, wheels and moving it 27 miles down the road would take an act of God. Members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are quite sure He had a hand in it. Moving day arrived two weeks ago. Many government agencies, business companies, individuals and countless spectators were involved in moving the building to its new home one mile north of Morris. Koosmann explained the Big Western Area Power Association, AgraLite, Great River and Ottertail Power Companies were all involved in the 27-mile trip, lifting, disconnecting and reconnecting power lines. The new Good Shepherd Church paid as much for total power company charges as the actual moving itself. The 52 by 72- foot church suffered only minor cracks in plaster during the move. Koosman said the new congregation is growing, with an average of 80 in attendance at Sunday services. They have three retired pastors serving them until they work through the call process. DAWSON-In order to help curb problems with barking dogs, unlicensed and non-vaccinated dogs and cats, the Dawson City Council approved an ordinance amending the Dawson City Code concerning animal control. The previous ordinance read that the police department would issue a warning for a first violation. Now, the amendment includes a $25 fine for the first violation with the owner responsible for all impound fees. If the animal is not licensed, violators must pay fees and show documentation of proper vaccinations or have the proper vaccinations completed before the animal is released. All council members at the Oct. 5 meeting approved the amended ordinance. Ortonville News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Harold and Wesley Rothi of Elk River were Oct. 8 weekend visitors of John and Anna Rothi. Vicky and Dave Saeger of Dassel and Nick Saeger of Waseca came on Saturday, Oct. 9 to visit John and Anna. They all went out to the Bob and Bonnie Rothi's auction on Saturday. John and Anna Rothi, Harold and Wesley Rothi, and Dave, Vicky, and Nick Saeger all attended a birthday party for Mataya Gibson in Beardsley on Saturday evening, Oct. 9. Dick and Rita Verheul took Vi Hansen to lunch at Hilltop on Sunday, Oct. 10. Jeanette Bohlman went to the MCCL (Minnesota Citizens Concern for Life) meeting. The topics were on health care rationing, abortion, euthanasia, and human cloning. The speaker gave a very informative and empowering speech on Thursay night, Oct. 7 at the Ortonville Community Center. Delores Karels went with Tom and Carol Karels of Odessa to the MCCL meeting on Thursday night. Oct. 7 at the Ortonville Community Center. Jackie and Cliff Redepenning picked up Delores Karels to go to Northridge to visit Beth Swezey and her daughter Roxeanne and Virginia Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels went to Perbam on Thursday, Oct. 7 to watch their grandkids in a cross- country meet. Those grandchildren involved in cross-country were Brandon Karels, a senior; Racole Karels, who is 15; and Sydney Karels, who is 13. Their son Nick took them to Detroit Lakes at noon and they ate at Country Fried Chicken. Gen Adelman's son Douglas picked up Gen and son Don to go see Wilfred at Northridge. Then they drove out to Douglas and Amy's house near Rosen for a very delicious lunch. Urban Stolpman's 90th birthday was held at the Ortonville Golf Volunteer training set in Fergus A training session for new volun- teers for Lakeland Hospice and Home Care is being held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeland Hospice House, 394 Woodland Drive, Fergus Falls. Volunteers do a variety of tasks from office help and telephone answering to patient respite care and more. For information on becoming a hospice volunteer please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (218) 998- 1407. Pioneerland Public Forum set Oct. 21 The Pioneerland Library 'System Board will hold an open forum on its proposed Internet Use Policy Oct. 21, 2010 at the Willmar Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room. 410 5th St SW. Willmar, 56201, at 7 p.m. Public comments are welcomed. The public comment period will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes (three minutes per person). Library Board meet The Pioneerland Library System Board will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21. at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Willmar Public Library. If you would like an agenda, one is available at your local library. Clubhouse on Saturday, Oct. 9. Relatives and friends in attendance at the Ortonville Golf Clubhouse were Urban and wife Lucille; three sons Ricky from Council Bluffs, IA; David of Ortonville; and Todd and Monique and family Drew. Alexa, and Jack of Eagan; Betty and Jim Adelman of Rapid City, SD; John and Sue Stolpman of Bellingham; Donald Stolpman of Ortonville; Greg Pew of Milbank; Bert Loehrer of Milbank; John and Judy Loehrer also of Milbank; Dan Loehrer and family of Milbank; Harvey and Jo Kelzer of Ortonville; Sue Okeman and Mike Loehrer both of St. Paul; Clint and Mary Schlutz of Graceville; and Terry and Paula LaVoi of Ortonville. Following the Clubhouse dinner they visited at Urban and Lucille's house in Ortonville with relatives and friends. Urban appreciated the many phone calls wishing him a happy birthday. Eleanora Quast went on the library trip to Octoberfest at New Ulm on Saturday, Oct. 9. She really enjoyed the day. Wanda Berry of Robbinsdale and David Morris of Fort Worth, TX visited Evelyn Morris the weekend of Oct. 8. Gary and LaVonne Beachem's son Dustin from Moorhead State College came home the. weekend of Oct. 8 to visit Gary and LaVonne. Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9 Mr. and Mrs. Russell Minahan and son Christopher from St. Cloud visited Eleanor Pavin. Jack and Elaine Gable were in Iowa to celebrate Jacob Van Aartsen's first birthday on Sunday, Oct. 10. They were in Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10. They gathered with other family members also. Matt and Charlene Karels and Chad went on the library bus trip to New Ulm on Saturday, Oct. 9. They enjoyed the trip very much. Arvilla Bergseth picked up Phyllis Schluter and Elayne Fahlgren for the Auxiliary meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Legmn. After the Legion's i remodeling, the Auxiliary now has a separate room at the north end of the building. A lot of business was discussed and a delicious lunch was served. Lakeside Homemaker's Extension club met at Fairway View with Jeanette Bohlman as hostess. The meeting was held Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 13 with six members present. The ladies enjoyed playing cards. Jeanette served coffee and a delicious lunch. Jim and Darlene Loeschke spent the weekend of Oct. 8 in Isanti with John and Emily Loeschke. They also visited with Greg Loeschke and family and attended the Confirmation of Grace Loeschke, Jim and Darlene's granddaughter. Lolly Walker celebrated her 98th birthday on Thursday, Oct. 14. Sunday, Nov. 7 children of St. John's will be doing their annual nativity statue activity. Children select one or two pieces from a set of 13 every year to paint. The children start in preschool and around the fifth or sixth grade they have a complete set. The painting is done during coffee and rolls after Mass. The statues come from the Clay House in Big Stone. Recent guests of Muriel Sherman were her nephew John Michael Kaercher of Anchorage, AK who spent three days with his aunt and that weekend he attended tournament hockey games at the U of M where his son Max played with the Anchorage hockey team. The next week, two of Muriel's Brainerd friends, Betty DeChaine and Wanda Simonson spent several days with Muriel. That afternoon Wendy and Bruce Wendland of Harrisville, MO, had tea and visited. Wendy and Muriel are cousins. Other visitors during the Meander were Mrs. Edgel Rehnke of Milbank and her two daughters, Charlotte and Nancy enjoyed the Meander. Donnette Herberg, Owner girt, Decor anal Halloween reat$ Cots of New 7all any/ %lanksqivi Home Decor! 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