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King of Trails Fall Market Day set for this Saturday The 9th annual King of Trails Fall Market Day will be held in 13 com- munities along Highway 75 in Western Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 10. This year's Fall Market Day loca- tions are: Halleck, Kennedy, Stephen, Argyle, Warren, Crookston, Georgetown, B reckenridge, Ortonville, Canby, Madison, Lake Benton, and Pipestone. Shoppers set out for a leisurely drive along Highway 75 and be amazed at the wonderful adventures and unique treasures you will find, from farm fresh produce, to wood- crafts, antiques, and Highway 75 memorabilia. You're going to dis- cover some neat places, interesting people, and quaint stops that you'll want to visit again and again. So pack your camera, sunglasses, a good pair of walking shoes, and plenty of cash ! Vendors this is a fantastic venue to sell your goods. There are select locations at each community with set- up space available for rent. Contact the Highway 75 Coalition at 1-800- 336-6125 for information. Originally, Highway 75 was a Native American trail route used for shelter, food gathering, and trade. Pioneers followed this route, market- ing farm produce and delivering mail. As the automobile was developed, the trail improved, and in 1917 the road extending from Winnipeg, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico was designated "The King of Trails." In 2002, the Minnesota Legislature designated Highway 75 as "The Historic King of Trails." Later in 2004, "The Historic King of Trails" was designated as Minnesota Scenic Byways. To request a 2011/2012 Historic Highway 75 Travel Guide contact the Highway 75 Coalition at 1-800-336- 6125. More MN schools serving up locally grown food Gov. Dayton has declared September "Farm to School Month" in Minnesota. The Farm to School initiative is a program of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). JoAnne Berkenkamp, AITP pro- gram director for local foods, says one goal is to link schools with farm- ers to get more locally grown food onto students' lunch trays - but there are others, too. "The intention is really several- fold. One is to connect kids with healthy, minimally processed, fresh food choices. Another is to educate them about how and where their food is grown. And another is to really help build markets for our small- and mid- sized farmers." The growth is spurred by a height- ened interest in fresh foods and peo- ple wanting to know where their food is coming from. Berkenkamp says most school dis- tricts start out with apples and then expand from there, adding everything from carrots and corn to broccoli and bison. More information on the program is available at Ortonville woman pleads guilty to Theft by Swindle Susan Pillatzki, 34, of Ortonville, pled guilty to three of five charges of Theft by Swindle in Big Stone County Court on Wednesday, Aug. 24. According to Big Stone County Court documents, the charges stem after a subsequent investigation found that cash withdrawals were made by Pillatzki, who was employed by Blair Johnson, CPA an unauthorized signatory on the EDA Bond account, from Minnwest Bank in Ortonville. Cash withdrawals were I made and not authorized for EDA use from July t, 2009 to March 25, 2011 totalling $37,627.58. According to the documents, in addition, online payments were issued to an unauthorized party, specifically the credit card of Pillatzki, from the Fairway View operating account, a subsidiary of the EDA from July 1, 2010 to March 25, 2011 totalling $29,917.54. Sentencing for Pillatzki has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Big Stone County Court. FOR BETTER EQUIPMENT Engaged * Fixed Rates as Low as 3.40%* * 24-Hour Turnaround Time It's good to work with a bank that has its roots in agriculture. And with our special financing program, it's a great time to update your farm equipment. Our experienced lenders will help you choose the loan and term that's right for your operation. Stop by Minnwest Bank today to speak with one of our qualified lenders about financing your next equipment purchase. Montevideo I Io7 North First St. I 320-269-6565 Dawson I 579Pine St. I 32o-769-29IZ Ortonville I 2I SE Second St. I 320-839-2568 r MINNWEST BANK" Kids invited to Wings, pioneers at Abiding Faith ALL CHILDREN ages preschool - 6th grade are invited to join us every Wednesday night as we learn about God through BIBLE inspired lessons, activities, songs, and MORE! We will begin meeting on Wednesday., Sept. 14 from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville, 320-839-3949. (a light supper will also be served.) (ADV) www. minnwestbank, cam Beverly Jones and the late David ARE YOU A CANCER SURVIVOR? Jones of Ortonville, and Deanna Hughes and the late Lloyd Hughes of We want to honor you at the Oconto Falls, WI would like to ~,o,,,,,~ announce the engagement of their X~ i~ ~.~O~X granddaughter Ashley Jones to Matthew Parker. Ashley and Matt plan to be married this October at the University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis. Ashley's parents are Tina and Larry Jones of Duluth. Matt's parents are Daniel and Suzanne Parker of Winona. Ashley and Matt currently reside in Minneapolis. The future bride graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in economics. She is an under- writing consultant for UnitedHealthcare in Minnetonka. The future groom graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics, and in 2011 with a Ph.D. in physics. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Cancer Support Group seeks baskets for Walk of Hope The Big Stone Cancer Support Group is sponsoring the annual Walk of Hope in Beardsley this year;'it will be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Along with the many events of the Walk, they will be having a basket auction, and if anyone would like to donate a basket, they can be dropped off at: Buffalo Ridge Bank in Beardsley; Grace Home or Donna Layman's house in Graceville; Elaine Martig's house in Clinton; or Minnwest Bank in Ortonville. Big Stone County Cancer Support Group Saturday, September 17, 2011 Beardsley City Pork ~ 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Thymian-Sayles bridal shower set An open house bridal shower for Jeremiah Sayles and Lindsey Thymian will be held at the Memorial Building in Clinton on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jer and Lindsey are registered at Target and Kohl's. Recipe cards pre- ferred, and all are welcome! (ADV) Area news digest EQUAL HOUSING LENDER *Loans subject to our standard credit qualifications. Rates vary depending upon length of term. Other conditions may apply. Member FDIC. CANBY- Canby Home Bakery served its last donut, closing their doors July 23, after nearly 65 years of business. Owner Jeff Grengs cited health issues and the odd hours as factors contributing to his decision to close. Grengs bought the bakery in 1987. Over the years, the business passed through many hands after first being opened by Seymour Loftus in 1947. APPLETON-The Schreck family was named Swift County's 2011 Farm Family of the Year. A1 Schreck began farming in 1980, and now has a beef herd and farms 1,100 acres of beans, corn, wheat and alfalfa. Al's wife, Renaee, also helps with the farm but is a full-time nurse at Lac qui Parle Valley as well. They have four children, Makayla, Kelsey, Joey and Andy, all who are interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. WHEATeN-The City of Wheaten doesn't have to be in a hurry to repaint its water tower. An inspection report prepared by KLM Engineering Inc., Lake Elmo, found the interior and exterior coatings are adequate to provide protection for another seven to 10 years. The report, however, recommends the tower should be reinspected in three to five years to determine the timeline for making complete coating replacements. KLM recommended that it would be more cost-effective to remove the exterior and interior coatings at the same time. The estimated cost to make the repairs, when they are done, will be $299,600, according to the report. BENSON-Plans are well underway for a 75,000 square foot addition to CNH's Case IH Agriculture manufacturing plant in Benson. With the expansion, the company plans on adding up to 50 new hourly employees as well as additional salaried positions to support the infrastructure side, Plant Manager John Daniels said. Because of the increased demand for CNH products, the company has been gradually ramping up the number of employees in Benson over the past few years. In September 2008 there were close to 375 employees at the plant. Including its engineering, testing, administrative and development operations in Benson, CNH today employs more than 470 people. With the expansion, its numbers will eventually be near 530. "The driver for the approval of the expansion of the paint system is really an increase in the volume of the products we are building here," Daniels said. Benson's plant primarily makes Case H cotton pickers, sprayers and floaters. The expansion will allow CNH to install a new paint system. "That is what the building will house primarily," Daniels said. "It will have two paint systems, a powder-based system and a liquid paint system. There will also be a little extra assembly space." Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Jerri Van Hout and son Chuck went with Phyllis Schluter and son Richard to the Rosen festival on Sunday, Aug. 28. They played bingo, won at the cake walk, bought vegetables, bought chances for half of a pig, and had a great time. Marlyn and Reva Schumacher went to Menomonie to visit John and Anna Nielsen and family over the Aug. 26 weekend. John and Anna moved to Menomonie, WI the weekend of Aug. 26. Paul and Lavonne Schulke were Wednesday eve, Aug. 24 Visitors at Gen Adelman's at Fairway View. Virginia Wildung was a visitor of Gen Adelman at Fairway View on Thursday, Aug. 25. Marge Knudson and daughter Katherine of Montevideo were Sunday eve, Aug. 28 visitors and overnight guests at her mother Gen Adelman's at Fairway View. Ricky Stolpman from Council Bluffs, IA and Todd and Monique Stolpman and family from Egan arrived Friday, Aug. 26 at the home of Urban and Lucille Stolpman for a weekend visit. David and Janet Weber went to watch their grandson Chris in a football scrimmage at the Ortonville athletic field with Breckenridge, Morris and Ortonville on Saturday morning, Aug. 27. Jeanne Berg's daughter Karla and husband Jerry Arne of Long Lake visited Jeanne on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. They helped their mother with cleaning in the yard. The knitting group called the Minnie Purls which began in the Village Craft store is still meeting with most of the original members and i/ UNITED WE STAND F-Series SUPER DUTY PICKUPS BEST SELLING TRUCK 34 YEARS IN A ROW!! BEST IN OLA$$: = FF ECONOMY PAYLOAD ....... TOWING Watertown Je o SIS We Price Our Cars Not Our gustomers more. They meet weekly on Tuesday at Java Jules at 1 p.m. Jim and Lany McKinney on Monday, Aug. 29 went to Winthrop to visit their son Darren and Gall McKinney and family and then went to New Ulm to visit their son Darell McKinney. Supper guests at Roman and Shirley Karels' home were Sister Genevivie of Lake Zurick, IL and Sister Jane of Milbank on Monday evening, Aug. 29. Delores Karels and Roman and Shirley Karels stopped to visit Sister Genevivie and Sister Jane at~the St. Williams home in Milbank on Monday afternoon, Aug. 29. The prayer group Phyllis Schluter, Delores Karels, Gall Maxwell, and guest Virginia Karels of Northridge met with Fran Sester of Northridge on Monday, Aug. 29. Gene and Marian Kelzer of Rochester were Friday, Aug. 26 visitors at the Harvey and Jo Kelzer's home. Marty, Kim and Gracie Kelzer of Faribault were Aug. 26 through Aug. 28 visitors at the home of Harvey and Jo Kelzer. Saturday, Aug. 27 John and Anna Rothi went to New London for the benefit for Teresa Athey. John and Anna spent the rest of the weekend at one of their daughter's Vicky and Dave Sager of Dassel. Matt and Laura Lamb and the three girls went to Omaha, NE to see Laura's brother from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28. They also stopped in Walnut Grove to see the Laura Ingals Wilder museum and dugout site. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bark of Burnsville came to visit Inga Koeckeritz from Wednesday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 26. Jim and Neva Foster and friends went camping at E1 Rancho near Richmond. The weekend of Aug. 26 Jim and Neva Foster's daughter-in-law Melissa and her son Colby from St. Cloud; Jim and Neva's grandchildren Austin and Macy from Boyd; and Rayne Anderson of Milbank, Jim and Neva's other granddaughter, were all at Jim and Neva's. Aaron and Deb Larson and Schler and Alec had Violet, Robin, Megan and Marissa Baerwaldt over to celebrate Schler's birthday and they had a bonfire. Dr. Maureen Murdock, a long time friend of Edie Barrett, plans to arrive in Ortonville on Sept. 15. She will be in Ortonville for a week with Edie. Kathy Athey of Hutchinson visited her mother Lucille Thompson from Tuesday, Aug. 30 until Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31. Matthew and Charlene Karels and Chad Karels attended St. Joseph's dinner in Rosen on Sunday, Aug. 28. Matthew won door prizes and the cake walk along with Chad winning in the cake walk. Brent and Brenda Zahrbock and son Bryant went to the Cities to visit Ashley and Archie Weatherspoon and little Archie and Ashton for the Aug. 26 weekend. Vern and Ruth Strege of Valpraiso, IN were weekend guests of Jim and Dee Strege. Vern and Ruth attended Vern's class reunion at the Davis residence. Roger and Ruth Quast of Fargo along with their son Mike of Holly visited Eleanora Quast on Wednesday, Aug. 31. They all went up to. see Richard Quast at Northridge. Roger, Ruth, Mike and Eleanora visited Kathy Korth also. 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