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A big tip of the hat to long-time friend Sev Steen and his forces at the Clinton State Bank...observing their 100th anniversary this week. You'll find full details in a special section inside this issue, and in a front-page story this week. Clinton State Bank must surely be one of the few busi- nesses in our County to have been in business for 100 years. A milestone in itself! Congrats to one and all involved in the celebration. Our prayers go out today to our farm friends...facing a great loss to area row crops because of a lack of moisture the past month. Indeed, it takes great fortitude to be a farmer! They are a special breed, to be sure. God bless them all! If our "off-again, on-again'" Minnesota Twins finally come through with another conference championship and make it to the playoffs again this year...you'd have to acknowledge that the Kielty trade for Shannon Stewart will be the big reason for their success. Boy, has Stewart ever delivered when a "deliv- ery" was needed..,time and time again in his short-lived career with the Twins. In the first of a 4-game series with Kansas City last week, for example, he had a hand in all the runs, scoring three with a homer, bat- ting 3 for 4, and he also helped with another run, the Twins winning by a one-run margin. More news from Marysviile, Washington, from reader Jerri (Agnes Mueiler) Hutchinson. "I'm afraid you made a mistake, Jim...Butch Mittlestaedt Jr. (Electric Maid Bakery) was the son to the Butch Mittlestaedt, Ortonville's city policeman in the 1920's and 1930's....can't recall how ..... long! I don't know our age, Jim, you were pretty youngt I remember the senior Butch before I even started grade school!" ***** Ron Sommerdorf of Brownton, sends a couple early-day Ortonville postcards...one showing the former Granger College in the building that now houses Liebe Drug, the other of Ortonville's main street showing a scene from 1931. The Granger College card was previously submit- ted by reader Margaret Gerhardt. Both will be appearing in our old- time news section. Ron writes that "I was born in the old Ortonville Hospital in 1934, the place was origi- nally called the 'Grandview Hospital.' I have a postcard of that also." Ron notes that Druggist John Nielson was in the lower part of the Granger College building, and the adjacent building to the south was the C.J. Stark hardware store. Ross Hardware was later in that building. Received a complaint from a reader who asks "why do people burn leaves and wood when it is so beautiful outside? They surely don't consider others! We would like to air out our homes after the hot weather, and turn off our air conditioners for awhile. In the country, it's fine to burn, but not in the city limits...please! I'm sure everyone would appreci- ate the clean, fresh air...not smoke!" ***** Monday, Sept. 8th Z :00 - 6:00 PH The evening after the fire at Angle Kriesel's home last week, we received a call from one of her friends, Fickle Skoog, asking if we knew someone with an enclosed trailer so Angle could store some of_ her belongings and furniture...since her home had been almost complete- ly gutted. Vickie said she was calling us because of the slogan we've car- ried for years on our front-page..."the town with a heart!" She said she had tried several sources that had trailers, but there were no answer to her calls. Fortunately, we lucked out with one phone call...to Gayle Hedge. He came through with flying colors! Angle still needs a lot of help, and we understand there's a benefit planned. We're certain "hearts" will be showing up once again! 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $49.95 $24.95 1 Save this Par .for recycling Ill,, "Ill CUSTOM BUTCHERING DAYS Mon. & Wed. EMERGENCY CALL DALE 320-808-1871 1 605-938-4389 OR LEON (320) 325-5230 Page 2 '03 LIMITED Town & Country 7/70 warranty miles 14th week of contest has three winners Winners for the fourteenth week of the Ortonville Independent Fishing Contest were named in three cate- gories. Jodi Stielow of Ortonville won the walleye category, weighing in a five pound, one ounce walleye at Lakeshore RV Park. Ryan Boots of Big Stone City, SD weighed in a three ounce bullhead to win that category. Bob Stenzel of Big Stone City weighed in a one pound perch at Bud's Bait in Ortonville to win the perch category for the week. The pot for the final drawing is as follows: Walleye, $100. Perch, $160, Bullhead, $160 and northern $190. Register for Oak Tree Classic by Sept. 1 The Oak "Free Classic Tournament, Raffle & Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, SepL 6th. Registration is limited to the first 54 prepaid teams and must be in by Sept. 1. The fbrmat of the tournament is 3 person scram- ble teams. Golfers may register as a team or if you need fill-ins call the office of the Big Stone Health Care Foundation at 320-839-4135. Raffle tickets are being sold for 3 great prizes: 1st prize is the winner's choice of a new golf cart or $3,000 cash, 2nd prize is a set of golf clubs & bag and 3rd prize is a gas grill & tank. Only 800 tickets are being sold at $10 each. They are available at the Foundation Board members & com- mittee members. The silent auction featuring 42 great items is open for bidding at local banks and the Outpatient Clinic. Featured again this year are hole sponsorships on the 14 holes withQut Hole-in-one prizes. Hole .sponsors include CenBank, NXC Imaging, Ophthalmology Associates, Ortonville Area Health Services, Dallas I. ttanson Construction, Bill's Super Valu - Ortonville, Valley Office Products, Wyeth Pharmaceutical, MinnWest Insurance Center, Mac Daddy's Drive-In, Wells Fargo Bank, American Express Financial and Anthony Hilleren, DDS. Sponsors on the Ladies Tee Boxes include Conroy Eye Care, Sykora Plumbing, Steven Winther, DDS; Barf's Electric, Clinton State Bank, Larson Funeral Homes, Hasslen Construction Co., Inc.; Bituminous Paving, Inc.; and Ron Frauenshuh, Att. Signage will identify these sponsorships on the course and sponsors may distribute promotional items if they choose. Tournament entry forms are avail- able at the Foundation office and at the Golf Clubhouse. Call Jan at 320- 839-4135 for more information. Net proceeds benefit local health care pro- jects of the Big Stone Health Care Government Program now offers 100% financing for t homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota or i Moderate income families living in rural areas now have the the home of their dreams- affordably, Valid only in towns off( population, outside large metro areas- or in the country on 1 New Homes Existing H( The home you choose can be of any size or design- lim income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the ho 100% financing now available You must have adequate and dependable income You must have reasonably good credit. After purchase, you must occupy the dwelling. FREE 12 page report- "Secrets of Smart Homebuye ii If you're interested in owning your own home call now - Fast, easy and free pre-qualification over the phone. Jamie Mittelstaedt Call Today 800-788-43 Midstate Mortgage Ortonville www.midstatemort , Check out our web site at wwwa Foundation office, the Golf Club, Advisors: Larson, Allen & Co., LLP; Foundation. Ortonville Police Officers to FiTTERTIOR! i " ' frustrate the fast and furious Ortonville's Police Department ticket, lt's important to remember that 00tone County R00sld00 officers will tag motorists burning the faster you drive, the harder you Big rubber on Ortonville roads during an crash, rl[ enhanced speeding enforcement and DPS reports that more than twice Ill as many speed-related fatal crashes occur on rural roads than major urban roads. No matter how many times you've driven on a given road, it does- n't make it sate to speed And time isn't on the speeder's side: traveling at 65 mph versus 55 mph over 10 miles only shaves one minute and 41 seconds off the trip time. In Ortonville a first time speeding ticket can result in a $110.(3(3 fine. The Safe and Sober education and enforce- ment campaign is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes and injuries. education campaign August 27 through September 4. The Safe and Sober crackdown includes participation from more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide, including local police departments, county sheriff's offices and the Minnesota State Patrol. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) will coordinate the effort. In 2002, speed-related crashes resulted in 184 deaths and injured more than 7,000 persons-costing the state an estimated $486 million. Last year, Ortonville PD issued 50 speed- ing tickets. If you're putting the pedal to the metal, officers will put the pen to the PRINTING Is Our:Business00:i[ THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT I Get Involved... PRAIRIE FIVE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC. PRAIRIE FIVE RIDES Need assistance while using our transportation services? RIDES will pro- vide a volunteer escort to help you. Call 1-877-757-4337 from 7am-6pm 'I I/N! A volunteer opportunity to reach out to people in your community...be a RIDES Escort and/or Driver! Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. SUMMER QUARTERS SAUSAGE ................ OR SIDES ................ S 1.49 Locally Grown - Per Lb, Per Lb: HALF A HOG,,,..=.::.:..:'.'79 ' DELl TURKEY .......... $2.99 Pioneer's Own- Per Lb. CON R" HOME CURED BA ..................... ............................... -_. 99 BUFFALO AVAILABLE ~ WE ACCEPT EBT CARDS ORTO MN ............. PHONE (3201.839-26 .................. L de Get Your ,aft M Household Hazardous "' to t Waste Out Of m the Big Stone County! eepl s nl Look in your kitchen, bathroom, garage 2; 3," d Vle err, INDEPENDENT ONE DRY COLLECTION RT No C Bring rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries, ae , -.4 Iqq Slot oil and latex paints, household pesticides, auto the gati products, thinners, solvents, wood preservatives, . , adhesives, stains, var shes and bases to t , Big StOne County H00ghw00y Deport00'00o, "vic North Minnesota St. (across from athletic field) Ortonv FOR THE COLLECTION OF fluorescent bulbs and ballasts, computers, printers, circuit Ic copiers, televisions, telephone equipment THERE IS A CHARGE TO RECYCLE THESE ITEMS. Cost is as follows: For Both Homeowners and Business Own ,t .... RETROFIT RECYCLII ,, ! %.,,,, 4' and under Flurorescent Lamp .................... $0.59 Over 4' Fluorescent Lamp ..................... :,. i. :..$0.6-3 Shatter - Shield Lamp ................................... $2.10 Lamp with built-in ballast ............................... $1.95 High Pressure Sodium ................................... $1.35 Metal Halide ................................................. $3.50 Mercury Vapor ............................................ 153.50 Compact Fluorscent ...................................... $0.72 Circular Fluorescent ...................................... $0.69 U-Shaped Fluorescent ................................... $0.69 Broken Fluorescents (per lb.) .......................... $2.46 Crushed Fluorescents (per lb.) ..... : ................. : $2.46 PCB Ballast (per lb.) .................................... N0n/PCB (DEHP) Ballast (per lb.) ............... COMPUTER RECYCLI Computer Monitors ............................ Equipment & Power Supplies (per lb.) .......... i. Keyboards & Printers (per lb.) ....................... .t Circuit Boards (per lb.) ................................ Copiers (per lb.) ......................................... Telephone Equipment (per lb.) ................... 7 Televisions under 35 pounds ................. Televisions/Stereos over 30 pounds (per For more information or to volunteer to help o collection, call the Big Stone County Environ l Services Office at 839-3136. SPONSORED BY THE BIG STONE COUNTY HOUSEHO HRzDOUS WASTE i:OGRAM I!'t PARTNERSHIP wITt MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY. Tuesd A big tip of the hat to long-time friend Sev Steen and his forces at the Clinton State Bank...observing their 100th anniversary this week. You'll find full details in a special section inside this issue, and in a front-page story this week. Clinton State Bank must surely be one of the few busi- nesses in our County to have been in business for 100 years. A milestone in itself! Congrats to one and all involved in the celebration. Our prayers go out today to our farm friends...facing a great loss to area row crops because of a lack of moisture the past month. Indeed, it takes great fortitude to be a farmer! They are a special breed, to be sure. God bless them all! If our "off-again, on-again'" Minnesota Twins finally come through with another conference championship and make it to the playoffs again this year...you'd have to acknowledge that the Kielty trade for Shannon Stewart will be the big reason for their success. Boy, has Stewart ever delivered when a "deliv- ery" was needed..,time and time again in his short-lived career with the Twins. In the first of a 4-game series with Kansas City last week, for example, he had a hand in all the runs, scoring three with a homer, bat- ting 3 for 4, and he also helped with another run, the Twins winning by a one-run margin. More news from Marysviile, Washington, from reader Jerri (Agnes Mueiler) Hutchinson. "I'm afraid you made a mistake, Jim...Butch Mittlestaedt Jr. (Electric Maid Bakery) was the son to the Butch Mittlestaedt, Ortonville's city policeman in the 1920's and 1930's....can't recall how ..... long! I don't know our age, Jim, you were pretty youngt I remember the senior Butch before I even started grade school!" ***** Ron Sommerdorf of Brownton, sends a couple early-day Ortonville postcards...one showing the former Granger College in the building that now houses Liebe Drug, the other of Ortonville's main street showing a scene from 1931. The Granger College card was previously submit- ted by reader Margaret Gerhardt. Both will be appearing in our old- time news section. Ron writes that "I was born in the old Ortonville Hospital in 1934, the place was origi- nally called the 'Grandview Hospital.' I have a postcard of that also." Ron notes that Druggist John Nielson was in the lower part of the Granger College building, and the adjacent building to the south was the C.J. Stark hardware store. Ross Hardware was later in that building. Received a complaint from a reader who asks "why do people burn leaves and wood when it is so beautiful outside? They surely don't consider others! We would like to air out our homes after the hot weather, and turn off our air conditioners for awhile. In the country, it's fine to burn, but not in the city limits...please! I'm sure everyone would appreci- ate the clean, fresh air...not smoke!" ***** Monday, Sept. 8th Z :00 - 6:00 PH The evening after the fire at Angle Kriesel's home last week, we received a call from one of her friends, Fickle Skoog, asking if we knew someone with an enclosed trailer so Angle could store some of_ her belongings and furniture...since her home had been almost complete- ly gutted. Vickie said she was calling us because of the slogan we've car- ried for years on our front-page..."the town with a heart!" She said she had tried several sources that had trailers, but there were no answer to her calls. Fortunately, we lucked out with one phone call...to Gayle Hedge. He came through with flying colors! Angle still needs a lot of help, and we understand there's a benefit planned. We're certain "hearts" will be showing up once again! 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $49.95 $24.95 1 Save this Par .for recycling Ill,, "Ill CUSTOM BUTCHERING DAYS Mon. & Wed. EMERGENCY CALL DALE 320-808-1871 1 605-938-4389 OR LEON (320) 325-5230 Page 2 '03 LIMITED Town & Country 7/70 warranty miles 14th week of contest has three winners Winners for the fourteenth week of the Ortonville Independent Fishing Contest were named in three cate- gories. Jodi Stielow of Ortonville won the walleye category, weighing in a five pound, one ounce walleye at Lakeshore RV Park. Ryan Boots of Big Stone City, SD weighed in a three ounce bullhead to win that category. Bob Stenzel of Big Stone City weighed in a one pound perch at Bud's Bait in Ortonville to win the perch category for the week. The pot for the final drawing is as follows: Walleye, $100. Perch, $160, Bullhead, $160 and northern $190. Register for Oak Tree Classic by Sept. 1 The Oak "Free Classic Tournament, Raffle & Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, SepL 6th. Registration is limited to the first 54 prepaid teams and must be in by Sept. 1. The fbrmat of the tournament is 3 person scram- ble teams. Golfers may register as a team or if you need fill-ins call the office of the Big Stone Health Care Foundation at 320-839-4135. Raffle tickets are being sold for 3 great prizes: 1st prize is the winner's choice of a new golf cart or $3,000 cash, 2nd prize is a set of golf clubs & bag and 3rd prize is a gas grill & tank. Only 800 tickets are being sold at $10 each. They are available at the Foundation Board members & com- mittee members. The silent auction featuring 42 great items is open for bidding at local banks and the Outpatient Clinic. Featured again this year are hole sponsorships on the 14 holes withQut Hole-in-one prizes. Hole .sponsors include CenBank, NXC Imaging, Ophthalmology Associates, Ortonville Area Health Services, Dallas I. ttanson Construction, Bill's Super Valu - Ortonville, Valley Office Products, Wyeth Pharmaceutical, MinnWest Insurance Center, Mac Daddy's Drive-In, Wells Fargo Bank, American Express Financial and Anthony Hilleren, DDS. Sponsors on the Ladies Tee Boxes include Conroy Eye Care, Sykora Plumbing, Steven Winther, DDS; Barf's Electric, Clinton State Bank, Larson Funeral Homes, Hasslen Construction Co., Inc.; Bituminous Paving, Inc.; and Ron Frauenshuh, Att. Signage will identify these sponsorships on the course and sponsors may distribute promotional items if they choose. Tournament entry forms are avail- able at the Foundation office and at the Golf Clubhouse. Call Jan at 320- 839-4135 for more information. Net proceeds benefit local health care pro- jects of the Big Stone Health Care Government Program now offers 100% financing for t homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota or i Moderate income families living in rural areas now have the the home of their dreams- affordably, Valid only in towns off( population, outside large metro areas- or in the country on 1 New Homes Existing H( The home you choose can be of any size or design- lim income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the ho 100% financing now available You must have adequate and dependable income You must have reasonably good credit. After purchase, you must occupy the dwelling. FREE 12 page report- "Secrets of Smart Homebuye ii If you're interested in owning your own home call now - Fast, easy and free pre-qualification over the phone. Jamie Mittelstaedt Call Today 800-788-43 Midstate Mortgage Ortonville www.midstatemort , Check out our web site at wwwa Foundation office, the Golf Club, Advisors: Larson, Allen & Co., LLP; Foundation. Ortonville Police Officers to FiTTERTIOR! i " ' frustrate the fast and furious Ortonville's Police Department ticket, lt's important to remember that 00tone County R00sld00 officers will tag motorists burning the faster you drive, the harder you Big rubber on Ortonville roads during an crash, rl[ enhanced speeding enforcement and DPS reports that more than twice Ill as many speed-related fatal crashes occur on rural roads than major urban roads. No matter how many times you've driven on a given road, it does- n't make it sate to speed And time isn't on the speeder's side: traveling at 65 mph versus 55 mph over 10 miles only shaves one minute and 41 seconds off the trip time. In Ortonville a first time speeding ticket can result in a $110.(3(3 fine. The Safe and Sober education and enforce- ment campaign is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes and injuries. education campaign August 27 through September 4. The Safe and Sober crackdown includes participation from more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide, including local police departments, county sheriff's offices and the Minnesota State Patrol. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) will coordinate the effort. In 2002, speed-related crashes resulted in 184 deaths and injured more than 7,000 persons-costing the state an estimated $486 million. Last year, Ortonville PD issued 50 speed- ing tickets. If you're putting the pedal to the metal, officers will put the pen to the PRINTING Is Our:Business00:i[ THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT I Get Involved... PRAIRIE FIVE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL, INC. PRAIRIE FIVE RIDES Need assistance while using our transportation services? RIDES will pro- vide a volunteer escort to help you. Call 1-877-757-4337 from 7am-6pm 'I I/N! A volunteer opportunity to reach out to people in your community...be a RIDES Escort and/or Driver! Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. SUMMER QUARTERS SAUSAGE ................ OR SIDES ................ S 1.49 Locally Grown - Per Lb, Per Lb: HALF A HOG,,,..=.::.:..:'.'79 ' DELl TURKEY .......... $2.99 Pioneer's Own- Per Lb. CON R" HOME CURED BA ..................... ............................... -_. 99 BUFFALO AVAILABLE ~ WE ACCEPT EBT CARDS ORTO MN ............. PHONE (3201.839-26 .................. L de Get Your ,aft M Household Hazardous "' to t Waste Out Of m the Big Stone County! eepl s nl Look in your kitchen, bathroom, garage 2; 3," d Vle err, INDEPENDENT ONE DRY COLLECTION RT No C Bring rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries, ae , -.4 Iqq Slot oil and latex paints, household pesticides, auto the gati products, thinners, solvents, wood preservatives, . , adhesives, stains, var shes and bases to t , Big StOne County H00ghw00y Deport00'00o, "vic North Minnesota St. (across from athletic field) Ortonv FOR THE COLLECTION OF fluorescent bulbs and ballasts, computers, printers, circuit Ic copiers, televisions, telephone equipment THERE IS A CHARGE TO RECYCLE THESE ITEMS. Cost is as follows: For Both Homeowners and Business Own ,t .... RETROFIT RECYCLII ,, ! %.,,,, 4' and under Flurorescent Lamp .................... $0.59 Over 4' Fluorescent Lamp ..................... :,. i. :..$0.6-3 Shatter - Shield Lamp ................................... $2.10 Lamp with built-in ballast ............................... $1.95 High Pressure Sodium ................................... $1.35 Metal Halide ................................................. $3.50 Mercury Vapor ............................................ 153.50 Compact Fluorscent ...................................... $0.72 Circular Fluorescent ...................................... $0.69 U-Shaped Fluorescent ................................... $0.69 Broken Fluorescents (per lb.) .......................... $2.46 Crushed Fluorescents (per lb.) ..... : ................. : $2.46 PCB Ballast (per lb.) .................................... N0n/PCB (DEHP) Ballast (per lb.) ............... COMPUTER RECYCLI Computer Monitors ............................ Equipment & Power Supplies (per lb.) .......... i. Keyboards & Printers (per lb.) ....................... .t Circuit Boards (per lb.) ................................ Copiers (per lb.) ......................................... Telephone Equipment (per lb.) ................... 7 Televisions under 35 pounds ................. Televisions/Stereos over 30 pounds (per For more information or to volunteer to help o collection, call the Big Stone County Environ l Services Office at 839-3136. SPONSORED BY THE BIG STONE COUNTY HOUSEHO HRzDOUS WASTE i:OGRAM I!'t PARTNERSHIP wITt MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY. Tuesd