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(continued from page one) mine the extent of contamination in the state. Many people living near coal ash sites have no way of knowing how bad the problem is because their state agen- cies do not monitor waters near toxic coal ash sites or do such a poor job of monitoring the problem as to be use- less. About 70 percent of the toxic coal ash generated nationwide is dumped in states that don't require monitoring to see if toxic contamination is leaking from coal ash sites. There are 18 toxic coal ash sites across Minnesota. Nationwide, states responsible for only four of the 35 sites have required an investigation to determine the scale of the pollution. Not one state has re- quired the toxic pollution to be stopped, let alone, cleaned up. "With so many coal ash sites in Minnesota alone, it is imperative that there be strong federal regulation on c0al ash disposal in order to protect our health," said Heather Kachel, a stu- dent at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities which operates the last coal burning plant in Minneapolis. "We can't keep waiting to address the problems created by coal-fired power plants. Lisa Jackson and the USEPA have to make the right ruling this fall." innesota wa Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, (DNR) 2011 wall- eye stamp from Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 22. Designs should be securely wrapped and enclosed in an envelope or other container. The words "Walleye Stamp" should be clearly marked on outside of the container. Late entries will not be accepted. The walleye (Sander vitreus) must be the primary focus of the design. Other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota, lakes and rivers. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that contains photographic products will be disqualified. Entries will be accepted via mail and in person at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, in St. Paul. Mailed entries should be addressed to 2011 Walleye Stamp Contest; DNR Prairie talks at Open house bridal LqP Park Friday shower set for Come enjoy"Life on the Prairie"a Fitzwater-Kerkaert free presentation at Lac qui' Parle An open house bridal shower for State park in the Lower Campground Janelle Fitzwater, bride-to-be of Alan on Labor Day weekend. Kerkaert will be held Saturday, Sept. The State Park is inviting everyone 11,2010 at 10 a.m. at the Bellingham to join us Friday, Sept. 3 from 7-8 Legion Auxiliary Room. p.m. at the Picnic and Warming The couple is registered at Target Shelter located along the North loop 'and Wal-Mart. (ADV) of the Lower Campground. Amy Rager, Master Naturalist program director for the University of Open housebridal Minnesota Morris, will talk about the Prairie Grassland Biome. shower set for The historical and modem secrets of wwv|ottt m i, twn| hn-I, |llm n the Prairie will be revealed. Your family will enjoy Amy's lively and An open house bridal shower for educational way of telling the story of Nicole Wojahn, bride-to-be of the Prairie community. Anthony Hillman will be held Toget to the Lower Campground Saturday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 from Montevideo, travel North on p.m. at the Big Stone Fire Hall. MN Hwy 7 to Chippewa County Road The couple are registered at 13 and take a left, then continue JCPenny and Target. (ADVx2) straight along Lac.qui Parle County Road 33 to find the entrance designat- ed by a large sign with a picture of a Cancer support white-tailed deer. Pre-registration is group to serve not required for this event, but you must have a day Use permit or annual root beer floats permit to be in the State park. Day use permits are $5 and annual are $25. The Oldies But Goodies Team of These permits can be purchased at the the Big Stone County Cancer Support entrance of the Park. Snacks will be Group will be serving root beer floats provided, at Hartman's Super Valu on Friday, If you have any questions on how Sept. 3, from I1 a.m.-5 p.m. for $1.50 to get there, contact Cara Greger at donations. 320-734-4451 ext 225. All proceeds will go to the Big Stone County Cancer Support Group. Walk of Hope 2010 will be held at the Ortonville Athletic Field, Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1-10 p.m. stamp Luminaries will be available at the ,e root beer float sale for $5 each in Division of Fish and.Wildlife; Box 20; memory or in honor of someone. 500 Lafayette Road; St. Paul, MN 55155-4020. The contest, which offers no prizes, is open to Minnesota residents only. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork CLASSIC 1 940 EDITION, and retain proceeds. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to walleye MINT CONDITION stocking and stocking related activi- ties. A contest entry form and reproduc- tion rights agreement, which grants the DNR the right to use the design for the stamp image and other promo- tional, educational, and informational purposes related to walleye, must be signed and submitted with the design. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. on. Thursday, Oct. 28, at DNR Headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. For complete contest criteria and information contact the DNR Information Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4020, and ~ Happy 70th BirthdayI online. I Dad nd GrandpaJ--I ,Please'send wishes to oren at: i i ,31S Lincoln Avenue i # BETIER BUlIBL[ mltU with these limited time offers from Midcontinent! Theatre DVR Trio Bundle Theatre DVR Suite and MidcoNeP Preferred Broadband Bundle per month for 12 Months per month for 6 Months ORDER. UPGRADE AND MORE WITH MYMIDCOTM AT MIDCOCOMM.COM CALL 1.800.888.1300 GO ONLINE: MIDCOCOMM.COM VISIT ONE OF OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS. FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU AT MIDCOCOMM.COM. ~ t~ This limited time offer Is available to new and upgrading residential customers only, Offer and services not available in all areas and some restrl(tions apply. Taxes and feel not Included. Promotional pricing applies to flrlt full month of servkce after Installation. 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Due to Watson utility employee Mark Radtke's upcoming retirement, Watson asked Montevideo if they could supply services or oversight of Watson's water and waste water utilities. Montevideo would likely not fully support the city of Watson's utility services but would possibly help out Until a new utility worker is hired. No decision was made, and further discussion on the topic is expected. BEARDSLEY- If there ever were doubts about the effectiveness of wearing a seatbelt, a Beardsley girl put them to rest. On Aug. 5, 16-year-old Destiney Lynn Greeters was driving a 1996 Chevy Blazer south bound on Highw~/y 7 approximately 15 miles north of Ortonville when her vehicle went off the road, struck an approach, rolled, and hit ]i tree mid-flight. Greeters was treated for non-life threatening injuries, which reporting officers credit to her wearing her seatbelt. The vehicle was totaled. APPLETON-Rural Appleton residents will have the opportunity to boost their interact performance after Federated Telephone Cooperative received $1.3 million to deliver broadband service. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the USDA awarded Federated Telephone a 50/50 loan/grant to deliver broadband service tO underserved portions of Swift County and small portions of Big Stone and Chippewa Counties. YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY-Minnesota's first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in 2010 happened in Yellow Medicine County. An unidentified Yellow Medicine County man was diagnosed with the virus in late July. August is the peak season for West Nile Virus; which is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. I By Gaii Maxwell 839-2207 A beautiful garden harvest dinner was celebrated by the Wollschlager family Saturday, Aug. 14 at the home of Ed and Peg Hoffman in Nassau. Sandy Johnson of Portland, OR and Lydon Johnson of Brazil attended their class reunions during Corniest. Palma Gutzman, Eleanora Quast, Sandy Johnson of Portland, OR, and Marlys Johnson of Maple Grove, attended the annual Pie and Ice Cream Social at Eidskog Lutheran Church on Sunday, Aug. 15. St. John's youth group had a booth at the Corniest. They sold root beer floats and mixed fruit cups. The proceeds went to the youth group. Saturday, Aug. 21 Shirley Heffernan attended her 65th class reunion at the Matador. There were eight classmates present They talked over old times and school days. John and Dawn Schenk of St. Cloud came to visit her mother Palma Gutzman. They went to Northridge to visit Dawn's dad Reuben. After that John, Dawn, Palma, Eleanora Quast, and Lucille Thompson watched the Corniest parade on Sunday, Aug: 22. Eleanora Quast and her daughter Kathy Korth traveled to Fargo on Friday, Aug. 20 to attend a wedding reception and dance held at Vista Inn in west Fargo. The reception and dance was for Eleanora's great-niece Denise Kasowski and Timothy Masset. Eleanora and Kathy stayed overnight and on the way home stopped at Wahpeton to see Eleanora's friend Alice Sand. From there they proceeded to Northridge where they picked up Richard Quast to take him to Dairy Queen. They had an enjoyable time. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22 Mrs. Harold Strei and Jason Helgeson were visitors at the Roman Karels' home. Saturday evening, Aug. 21 visitors" of Roman and Shirley Karels were Mr. and Mrs. AI Hooser of Ortonville and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hooser. Roman and Shirley Karels and Delores Karels of Ortonville visited with Sister Jone and Sister Genevieve. Sister Genevieve was home to visit from Lake Zurich, IL. They visited at the Milbank nursing home. Mr. and Mrs. Denny Toner of Tucson. AZ were visitors at the Roman Karels home Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24. Phyllis Schluter and her sister Jerri Van Hout attended the pancake breakfast during Corniest at the R. McLaughlin accepted to St. Paul College Ross McLaughlin has been accept- ed into the Computer Network Engineering AAS Degree Program at St. Paul College, St. Paul. Ross is a 2009 OHS graduate. He ~s the son of David and Patti McLaughlin of Ortonville. Ladies' Retreat at Camp for Christ All ladies are invited to participate. in a Ladies' Retreat at the Big Stone Camp for Christ on Thursday, September 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The program speaker will be Jerolyn Homrighausen. There will be a pot luck dinner. A free will donation will be received for the speaker. All ladies are invited and welcome to attend. KDIO Temps Hi Low Aug. 22 91 70 Aug. 23 84 68 44/100 Big Stone 3/10 Clinton Aug. 24 75 57 Aug. 25 70 54 Aug. 26 77 52 Aug. 27 88 61 Aug. 28 88 64 airport on Saturday, Aug. 21. They did a lot of visiting. Phyllis Schluter enjoyed Noah's Ark in the park. The children doing it had lots of fun. Jack Gable was one of the C0mfest parade announcers. He announced from the porch of the Columbian Hotal. Lois Ritter is going to Fargo for her father's 75th surprise birthday party. All the family is going to be there on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Lois' sister's house. Lois Ritter and a friend went to Chanhassen dinner theater to see the play "All Shook Up" on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Dave Kelzer and Diane Lindstrom of Shakopee, were Corniest weekend visitors at the home of Harvey and Jo Kelzer. On Tuesday, Aug. 24 Harvey and Jo Kelzer visited his sister Mary DeVaal of Milbank. Rick and Lisa Hoftiezer from Luvetne, Steve and Margaret McCuen from Worthington, Nancy Nolop from Worthington, and Rick and Marlin Whitte from Minneapolis visited Mary Gustafson Corniest weekend. Phyllis Schluter visited Johnny and Arlene Larson on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24. Religious education classes will be starting up again this year at St. John's " Catholic Church. Grades preschool through sixth grade will start Sunday, Sept. 12 and grades seventh through 12th will start Wednesday, Sept. 15. It will include music and the family weekend program. Helen Danielson Breden, Glen and Pat Danielson, and Stanley and Marlys Adolphson went to the Corniest parade on Sunday, Aug. 22. Helen said it was interesting to see the grandchildren and great-grandchildren on the float from Abiding Faith Lutheran Church. Visiting Dorothy Gmiterko from Aug. 20-24 was her granddaughter Christina Gmiterko from Tokyo, Japan. They attended the Chuckwagon Feed at St. John's, played bingo at the Legion, attended the Corniest and the parade, visited neighbors and relatives, and had a great time. Christina teaches English in a Japanese school and had a month off because it is too hot in Tokyo; so she came to Minnesota. She said the humidity is still not as bad here as in Japan. They just had a great time. Larry Karels and Cindy Stulz of Moorhead spent the weekend of Grief support group to meet Lakeland Hospice and Home Care will he Offering adult Grief Support and Education Groups for six weeks in Ortonville and Graceville. Grief is the deep sadness that is felt when a person suffers loss. Grief is normal and natural and it affects everyone differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief support and educational groups will be held in Graceville at Holy Trinity Hospital in the confer- ence room on Mondays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. A meal will be provided. The group will be meeting in Ortonville at Ortonville Area Health Services in the dialysis building on Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21,28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 from 2 to 3 p.m Coffee and cookies will be provided Sponsored by Lakeland Hospice and Home Care and Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville, Clinton, Graceville and Browns Valley For ~nore information on the above groups, please contact Rondi Lillehaug, MSW, LICSW at (320) 589-7641. Corniest with his parents Matt and Charlene Karels. Matt and Charlene Karels attended Babe Parker's funeral in Clinton on " Tuesday, Aug. 24. Charlene Karel's brother Henry Steltz Junior and wife Jerri from Arvada, CO has spent the last two weeks visiting relatives in the area and attended Henry's 50th class reunion held during the Corniest weekend. Vi Hansen and the Verhuel family members attended the funeral of Babe Parker at Clinton on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Vi Hanson went with family members to the airport on Saturday, Aug. 21 for the pancake breakfast. Vidella and Tiffany Parks enjoyed having family for the Corniest weekend which included Greg and Lana Parks and family, Brad and Jennifer Parks, Chris and Jennifer Merriman and family, Nate and Shantelle Roschen, and Dave and Naomi Ernst of Kansas. Ashley and Archie and little Archie Weatherspoon of St. Paul, Josh and Rebekah Haag and Aubrey and Deacon of Sebeka, and Ruth Orvik of Moorhead spent the weekend of Aug. 20 with Brent andBrenda Zahrbock. On Sunday Benjamin and Kerri Zahrbock of Lisbon, ND stopped in at Brent and Brenda's for a short visit. Curt, Linda, and Jessica Rothi of Anoka, David and Vicky Sager of Dassel, and Harold and Wesley Rothi of Elk River were Aug. 20 weekend guests of John and Anna Rothi. Marge Knudson and daughter Kathryn of Montevideo were Aug. 20 visitors at the Gen Adelman's home. She also went to Northridge to visit her dad Wilfred. Then Marge drove her mother Gen and son Don to their cabin at Stalker Lake near Fergus Falls. They did boating and fishing and returned home Sunday evening, Aug. 22. Donna Leiferman visited daughter Heather and Jeff Lehman and Jack and Elsa at Heather and Jeff's cabin west of Perham. Donna's daughter Patty Leiferman from San Fransisco, CA flew into the Twin Cities on Aug. 26. Patty will be staying with the Lohman's. Donna drove over to visit them all on Thursday, Aug. 26. Laurie Maas and her daughter Jenny of St. Louis Park spent a week in London in early July. Then they spent a week and a half in Ireland and traveled around there. In Ireland they went to Blarney Castle and kissed the Blarney Stone, went to the national park in Killarney, saw the cliffs of Mohr in Gallay, went to a River Dance (certain kind of dance in Ireland) in Dublin. In London they went to all the tourist attractions. Weekend guests of Marlyn and Reva Schumacher on the 14th and 15th of August. were Joel and Kacey Schumacher and Danae and Trease of Watertown and Lauryn Schumacher and family of Fulda. On Aug. 15 Marlyn and Reva Schumacher hosted the Zubke reunion at their farm. Fifty guests attended for a no6n potluck. They were from Watertown, Castlewood, and Miibank, SD and Mankato, Bellingham, Ortonville, and Fulda. Amanda Schumacher's 16th birthday and Ryan Schumacher's 15th birthday were observed. Janet Kaercher of Fairbanks, AK spent the weekend with her aunt (Muriel Sherman). She came to help Muriel celebrate her birthday and on Friday evening Muriel's nephew Jerry Kaercher who has a home on Falcon Lake visited on Saturday evening. Nathan Kaercher of St. Cloud was a visitor for Muriel's birthday, Aug. 22. Muriel's son Don and daughter-in-law Bonnie and Janet, enjoyed a picnic on Muriel's porch.: Monday, Jerry and his wife Timona, Janet and Muriel had dinner together at Lakeview Lodge. Sydney Eddy of Willmar visited Muriel 6n Saturday evening. UI ,n0e~en0en, Ln (You re reading this one aren't ,you?) Tuesday, August 31,2010 ~INDEPENDENT Page 3