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i: 2 N PILOTS who participated in the Cornfest Air Show are pictured above. At left, Jim D, Steve Falon of Sioux Falls, SD and Joe Dooly of Hutchinson. All three pilots have many and have flown many different airplanes throughout the years. standard program has undergone a change, in which eighth graders must meet standards. Taylor states that administration is currently deciding how to transition 9-12th graders that have already been working to meet the graduation standards. He is hop- ing to have a plan finalized within the next month, and further information will be released when everything is finalized. Taylor feels confident that the upcoming school year will be a good one. "Everyone here is very excited about getting the new year started," he said. "This is an exciting time of year, both for students and staff, but it is a busy time for everyone." DR. HUNTINGTON is j)ictured above near an exper- was at the Cornfest Air Show last Saturday, August +m+m i+ ]) he does not had to cut back budget one precaution that they did grade teacher posi- of Jo Elliot last year. "We will be combining the classes this year for part of the school day, and then having seperate classes for subjects such as math and reading," said Taylor. "We have a smaller fourth grade group this year, and this will be a trial run for us." A large change in curriculum will affect this years 8-12th graders, as well as staff members and administra- tors. Accordin to Taylor, the Grad CBSL (Continued from page 1) graders in their wetland projects. The main focus of the organization, how- ever, has continued to be Big Stone Lake. Knippen recalls a time when the efforts of CBSL members were begin- ning to show. "The lake was coming along beautifully until the Hood of '97," said Knippen. "That flood real- ly set us back, and we have been working ever since to get back to where we were." He also mentions that the group has come along way since then to restore the beauty of Big Stone Lake. In his final year acting as Treasurer. Knippen has had the plea- sure of watching CBSL's membership grow to over I00 members, and hopes that more active members will join the organization. There is also a new secretary who will begin her role along with the Baileys. Lila Sails willbe taking the secretary position, formerly held by Barb Johnson. Friday Golf mixer to be held Aug. 29 This Friday evening will be our last event of the year. It promises to be much fun. It will be a 4 person scramble that will begin at 6 p.m. Please come at 5:45 for special rules. This evening will feature the string game. Show up to find out how it's played. We will try to send everyone off the tee at 6 p.m. sharp. We will play the front 9. There will be special prizes for the closet to the pin on number 6 and longest putt on number 9. Registration for the scramble is $2.50 per person or $5 per couple. The special events cost $2 per person to enter both. Call Mike Miller at 839-3877 for more information. Heyq 00ood's Tropi00 al Fish 459 Main St., Big Stone City, SD Phone (605) 862-7998 GOLDFISH SALE $5.99 medium $2,39 small We also have feeder fish! EXTENDED STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7:30 Check out our website... wmv.heywoodlopicalflsh.com More coupons available on our website! r'o0 Chrysler" Cirrus Lxi 37,000 .t,.. HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST I.€ ([(; PfltS()N IT IN THE BARREL GRAND PRIZE OF GOLF CLUBS HIT THE BARREl. TH PtM A l, lU! S1. A BAIt A HOLE IN ONE was achieved during the Hole in One contest held during Cornfest weekend. Carl Ware, pictured above, received the first hole in one for the past several years of the contest. FEATURING NEW BIG STONE LAKE ,0000REA RESIDENTS r NELSON returned to Clinton in June, after spending most of their lives in Breckenridge natives, Dave is a graduate of Clinton High School, and Jan is a graduate of Ortonville Dave and Jan Nelson Dave and Jan Nelson made their home in Clinton on June 16, after working two years to restore the home they had purchased. The Nelsons both grew up in Big Stone County, Dave graduated from Clinton High School and Jan graduated from Ortonville High School. They also owned a cabin at Lovgren's Point on Big Stone Lake. After retiring from their teaching positions in Breckenridge, the Nelsons were trying to decide where they wanted to spend their retirement days. They had originally considered the metro area, but quickly decided against living there, because of the thick traffic. By chance, a cabin next to theirs came up for sale, and the Nelsons thought about purchasing the cabin, so they could live on Big Stone Lake. After seeing the cabin, however, the real estate agent happened to mention a home for sale in Clinton she thought the Nelsons would enjoy. The Nelsons fell in love with the house at first sight, but knew it needed some tender loving care before they could move in. For two years, they continued to live in Breckenridge while preparing their home in Clinton. They finally got to move into their home about two months ago, and have been enjoying it ever since. The Nelsons have three grown children; Dan Nelson and Loft Lopez are both from the metro area. Their daughter, Lucy and her family live in Lincoln, NE. They also have four grandchildren. In addition to their children, the Nelsons have also acted as foster parents for 29 years. Throughout the years, they have raised over 120 foster children, many of whom they still keep in touch with. Many of their foster children now have children of their own, allowing the Nelsons to enjoy an extended family. In their spare time, the Nelsons enjoy traveling throughout the United States. They both agree their favorite trip was to Alaska, and they also enjoy the Rocky Mountains. Dave also enjoys woodworking and fixing electronics, and used to run a television repair business from their home. Jan enjoys cats, kids and quilting, as well as Sewing, painting and other various types of crafts. Furthermore, she especially enjoys,the time she spends with family and friends, as does Dave. C.C., a cat adopted by the Nelsons about six years ago, is the family pet. C.C. is a tortoise shell cat. Both Nelsons have enjoyed .their time since they decided to retire. "Retirement is wonder- ful," said Jan. "We have plenty of things to do that keep us busy." The Nelsons enjoy the Clinton area, especially because of the many hills throughout Big Stone County, and for the lack of heavy traffic, which they claim allows peace and quiet. The only downfall about the area the Nelsons have noticed has been the lack of cell phone ser- vice as a result of living in low-lying Clinton, Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank The BEST VALUE in CHECKING plus... See any of our tellers today! Linda Krogsrud Amanda Pansch [')+annette Hoffman Lisa Foley Heather Henrich Insurance Coverage * Health Benefits • Travel Discounts Free Personalized Checks • Free Instant Cash & Check Card Free Small Safe Deposit Box • Free Cashier's Checks 00MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC VINNW[ T BANK GROUP 32043%2568 • 21 Southeast Second Street • Ortonville MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 * www.minnwestbank.com • Some restrictions may apply, Subject to credit approal IIIII,. I14111 • ttmotm 26, 2003 INDEPENDENT Page, 5 i: 2 N PILOTS who participated in the Cornfest Air Show are pictured above. At left, Jim D, Steve Falon of Sioux Falls, SD and Joe Dooly of Hutchinson. All three pilots have many and have flown many different airplanes throughout the years. standard program has undergone a change, in which eighth graders must meet standards. Taylor states that administration is currently deciding how to transition 9-12th graders that have already been working to meet the graduation standards. He is hop- ing to have a plan finalized within the next month, and further information will be released when everything is finalized. Taylor feels confident that the upcoming school year will be a good one. "Everyone here is very excited about getting the new year started," he said. "This is an exciting time of year, both for students and staff, but it is a busy time for everyone." DR. HUNTINGTON is j)ictured above near an exper- was at the Cornfest Air Show last Saturday, August +m+m i+ ]) he does not had to cut back budget one precaution that they did grade teacher posi- of Jo Elliot last year. "We will be combining the classes this year for part of the school day, and then having seperate classes for subjects such as math and reading," said Taylor. "We have a smaller fourth grade group this year, and this will be a trial run for us." A large change in curriculum will affect this years 8-12th graders, as well as staff members and administra- tors. Accordin to Taylor, the Grad CBSL (Continued from page 1) graders in their wetland projects. The main focus of the organization, how- ever, has continued to be Big Stone Lake. Knippen recalls a time when the efforts of CBSL members were begin- ning to show. "The lake was coming along beautifully until the Hood of '97," said Knippen. "That flood real- ly set us back, and we have been working ever since to get back to where we were." He also mentions that the group has come along way since then to restore the beauty of Big Stone Lake. In his final year acting as Treasurer. Knippen has had the plea- sure of watching CBSL's membership grow to over I00 members, and hopes that more active members will join the organization. There is also a new secretary who will begin her role along with the Baileys. Lila Sails willbe taking the secretary position, formerly held by Barb Johnson. Friday Golf mixer to be held Aug. 29 This Friday evening will be our last event of the year. It promises to be much fun. It will be a 4 person scramble that will begin at 6 p.m. Please come at 5:45 for special rules. This evening will feature the string game. Show up to find out how it's played. We will try to send everyone off the tee at 6 p.m. sharp. We will play the front 9. There will be special prizes for the closet to the pin on number 6 and longest putt on number 9. Registration for the scramble is $2.50 per person or $5 per couple. The special events cost $2 per person to enter both. Call Mike Miller at 839-3877 for more information. Heyq 00ood's Tropi00 al Fish 459 Main St., Big Stone City, SD Phone (605) 862-7998 GOLDFISH SALE $5.99 medium $2,39 small We also have feeder fish! EXTENDED STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7:30 Check out our website... wmv.heywoodlopicalflsh.com More coupons available on our website! r'o0 Chrysler" Cirrus Lxi 37,000 .t,.. HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST I.€ ([(; PfltS()N IT IN THE BARREL GRAND PRIZE OF GOLF CLUBS HIT THE BARREl. TH PtM A l, lU! S1. A BAIt A HOLE IN ONE was achieved during the Hole in One contest held during Cornfest weekend. Carl Ware, pictured above, received the first hole in one for the past several years of the contest. FEATURING NEW BIG STONE LAKE ,0000REA RESIDENTS r NELSON returned to Clinton in June, after spending most of their lives in Breckenridge natives, Dave is a graduate of Clinton High School, and Jan is a graduate of Ortonville Dave and Jan Nelson Dave and Jan Nelson made their home in Clinton on June 16, after working two years to restore the home they had purchased. The Nelsons both grew up in Big Stone County, Dave graduated from Clinton High School and Jan graduated from Ortonville High School. They also owned a cabin at Lovgren's Point on Big Stone Lake. After retiring from their teaching positions in Breckenridge, the Nelsons were trying to decide where they wanted to spend their retirement days. They had originally considered the metro area, but quickly decided against living there, because of the thick traffic. By chance, a cabin next to theirs came up for sale, and the Nelsons thought about purchasing the cabin, so they could live on Big Stone Lake. After seeing the cabin, however, the real estate agent happened to mention a home for sale in Clinton she thought the Nelsons would enjoy. The Nelsons fell in love with the house at first sight, but knew it needed some tender loving care before they could move in. For two years, they continued to live in Breckenridge while preparing their home in Clinton. They finally got to move into their home about two months ago, and have been enjoying it ever since. The Nelsons have three grown children; Dan Nelson and Loft Lopez are both from the metro area. Their daughter, Lucy and her family live in Lincoln, NE. They also have four grandchildren. In addition to their children, the Nelsons have also acted as foster parents for 29 years. Throughout the years, they have raised over 120 foster children, many of whom they still keep in touch with. Many of their foster children now have children of their own, allowing the Nelsons to enjoy an extended family. In their spare time, the Nelsons enjoy traveling throughout the United States. They both agree their favorite trip was to Alaska, and they also enjoy the Rocky Mountains. Dave also enjoys woodworking and fixing electronics, and used to run a television repair business from their home. Jan enjoys cats, kids and quilting, as well as Sewing, painting and other various types of crafts. Furthermore, she especially enjoys,the time she spends with family and friends, as does Dave. C.C., a cat adopted by the Nelsons about six years ago, is the family pet. C.C. is a tortoise shell cat. Both Nelsons have enjoyed .their time since they decided to retire. "Retirement is wonder- ful," said Jan. "We have plenty of things to do that keep us busy." The Nelsons enjoy the Clinton area, especially because of the many hills throughout Big Stone County, and for the lack of heavy traffic, which they claim allows peace and quiet. The only downfall about the area the Nelsons have noticed has been the lack of cell phone ser- vice as a result of living in low-lying Clinton, Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank The BEST VALUE in CHECKING plus... See any of our tellers today! Linda Krogsrud Amanda Pansch [')+annette Hoffman Lisa Foley Heather Henrich Insurance Coverage * Health Benefits • Travel Discounts Free Personalized Checks • Free Instant Cash & Check Card Free Small Safe Deposit Box • Free Cashier's Checks 00MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC VINNW[ T BANK GROUP 32043%2568 • 21 Southeast Second Street • Ortonville MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 * www.minnwestbank.com • Some restrictions may apply, Subject to credit approal IIIII,. I14111 • ttmotm 26, 2003 INDEPENDENT Page, 5