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We were shocked upon first receiving a news release via fax over the week-end stating that our Governor Pawlenty had made a request to the USDA for relief in a number of counties he wanted declared as disaster areas, because of the current drought conditions. In the original release, Big Stone County was NOT mentioned. However a check with County Agent John Cunningham and Scott Schneider of the ASCS office, informed us that Big Stone County, is, indeed, listed! Must have been a typo error! For sure, we deserve to be, as row crops here are as bad-off as anywhere else! We pray the relief will be granted and that it will be substantial, not only for the sake of our farmers, but for all of rural Minnesota. How much money is too much? We refer to the $25 million that courts have ordered Insurance Companies to cough up to the survivors of those killed in the Senator Paul Wellstone plane crash of last Fall. Such large sums are what, in the end, make for increased premiums for all insurance! The pre- mium payer is the loser in the long run! ***** What a great start our three major sports teams got off to last week-end. First the Gophers lived up to their expectations by winning their second non-conference game in a rout over Troy. Next came a somewhat unex- pected victory by our Vikes over Green Bay...on the latter's home field yet...made possible mostly by the surprise defensive play against the great Favre. And lastly yet another win...fifth in a row...by our up and coming Twins! Nice going!! What a big series coming up this week as co- leaders Chicago and the Twins begin a 4-game series! ***** Why in the world should our country even think of allocating $87 billion of American tax dollars to re- build lraq?! There's so much oil in that country, let the oil wells there pay for the re- building. It only makes sense! Spend the money at home!! Our heartfelt sympathy is extend- ed today to the family of Biaff and Ann Johnson. Blair's father, Richard, of Omaha, passed away last week, and we know only too-well the sad- ness that envelops a family with the passing of a parent. Richard was known by many in this area, having played in a number of local golf tour- naments with Blair. An e-mail today from Dave Ohrtman and kids: "Just wanted to thank the City of Ortonville, Ortonville Police Department, and the Ortonville Fire Department for their speedy help with my house fire. We should all be thankful we have guys like this to help us in our time of need!" Another great Oak Tree Golf Classic took place last Saturday, with the largest turnout ever...a total of 5 8 3 -person teams. Congrats again to all who made it possible...committee members and all who donated to the most worthy cause, a fundraiser for Big Stone Health Foundation. With all the talk of late about building three separate stadiums in the metro area...one for the Gophers...one for the Vikings...and one for the Twins, why doesn't someone in the metro media start a far more sensible approach for ONE huge arena...with retractable roof...to house all three sports?*. Seems to make more sense..especially eco- nomically*. Also for parking and tail.gating!! We are extremely elated to learn of a fund being started for building of a Jack Hynnek Memorial at Lakeside Park. The fund is at Ortonville's CenBank. And let it be known here that we have put something in the pot! A great cause for the memory of a great guy! His swimming the length of Big Stone Lake back in 1959 is, without question, the greatest athletic achievement by a local man in this area's sports history ! CLASSIFIED ADS BRING" QUICK RESULTS Page 2 Clinton native featured on natl. CBS next Sunday Robbinsdale, MN business Home Options Inc. will be featured on the national CBS television show "Rebecca's Garden" with Rebecca Kolls airing the week of Sept. 9, 2003. (It will be shown on Minneapolis stations KCCO/CBS and WCCO/CBS at 5:30 and 11 am, Sunday, Sept 14th) Home Options is a closet /home organizing company owned and man- aged by Steve and Theresa Jorgenson. Steve started the business in 1987 in his garage in Robbinsdale with one employee. It has now grown to include a staff of 12 full time design- ers, installers, office and production workers located at a 4000 square foot showroom/warehouse at 4619 41 1/2 Ave North in Robbinsdale. Home Options products and ser- vices are used by over 200 metro area new home builders. They also provide home organizing products and ser- vices for remodeling contractors and homeowners. STEVE JORGENSON, formerly of Clinton, pictured above with It is Minnesota's largest installing Rebecca Kolls, television show host, regarding his appearance on her dealer of ClosetMaid brand products, Rebecca's Garden show. Steve's business, Home Options, Inc., will be and has helped organize over 100,000 featured on her national CBS Show, which will be shown on closets, averaging over 20 homes KCCO/CBS and WCCO/CBS on Sunday morning, Sept. 14 at 5:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Steve is the son of Jeanne and David lorgenson of rural installed per day. Clinton, and a 1979 CHS graduate. Home Options has also been recently featured on television seg- be seen in hundreds of homes in the School graduate and son of David and 'ments of the CBS, PBS and TLC upcoming Parade of Homes Jeanne Jorgenson of rural Clinton. show Hometime with Dean Johnson Showcase. In side photo, you see Steve and and Robin Hartl, and its products can ; Steve is a 1979 Clinton High Rebecca Koll. Big Stone County included... Pawlenty requests federal disaster aid for 49 counties Governor Tim Pawlenty today gency assistance and that 95 percent Agriculture Ann M. Veneman, who announced that he will request that of cropland has been impacted by the has the authority to designate counties approximately 49 Minnesota counties severe unseasonable dry conditions, as federal agriculture disaster areas be designated as federal agricultural To be eligible, a county must have one making farmers eligible for low inter- disaster areas by the U.S. Secretary of or more crop sustain a 30 percent or est loans through the USDA. Agriculture because of severe greater loss. The FSA will work with The projected loss in crop value of drought. The Governor's announce- each county to formalize loss assess- $1.1 billion is approximately a 29 per- merit came during his weekly radio ments and submit the data to the state cent loss in value compared to 2002 show, "Good Morning Minnesota." Division of Emergency Management values, the Governor said. "A month ago we were looking at for a formal application to be made "We're fortunate that the vast a good crop year and now we're look- next week. majority of producers have crop insur- ing at more than a billion dollars in "I want to encourage all affected ance for times just like this," the economic loss," said Governor Tim counties to work together with the Governor said. "But we're hopeful the Pawlenty. "A federal disaster designa- Farm Service Agency to provide this federal government will provide addi- tion will enable farmers to tap low- data as soon as possible in order to tional relief for Minnesota farmers interest loans to help them make it expedite the process," added affected by these challenging times." through this rough year." Governor Pawlenty. "Forty-nine Counties from this area included in An informal preliminary County- counties is just an estimate at this this disaster area, with at least a 30 by-county assessment of Minnesota point and that number could be much. percent crop loss are: Big Stone, Lac counties conducted by the USDA higher." ' qui Parle, Stevens, Traverse and Farm Service Agency, found that 49 Governor Pawlenty's request will Swift. of the 87 counties eligible for emer- be made to U.S. Secretary of Boy born Aug. 28 PRINTING Is Our Business to Todd Brehmers THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT A boy, Mason John, was born Aug. 28, 2003 to Todd and Cindy Brehmer of Bellingham at the Milbank Area Hospital. 00hank you Mason weighed 10 lbs., 3 oz., and was 21 3/4 inches long. Joining him at home are Danielle 10, Colton 8, Tyler 6, and Addisyn 3. Maternal grandparents are John ;OF Ob4F/QFO]/7 OVF t (TIF. and Karen Nesvold of Madison, and paternal grandparent is Ardis Brehmer of Ortonville and the late We're hcpp to itroduce new owner c.fford Brehmer and manager ].li Olso o[ rtoville. Card shower for he new telephone number for French golden On Sept. 15, 2003, Allen and Dorothy French will observe their Hilltop Storage ts 320-305-0201. 50th wedding anniversary. Friends and family are invited to c; /,, ._)ICFI, join them in this celebration with a Nichard and Nancy rTett Hilltop Storacte COME JOIN US AT OUR This Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:30 to 6:30 PM PARADE AT 5:00 PM Stop in and visit your child's classroom and teachers. || Belhngham W Elementary School AMONG THE ONLOOKERS at this year's Oak Tree Golf Classic last Saturday, was former resident, Audrey Tobin, now of Faribault. Her husband, John, was among the players. The Tobins owned and operated the former Wards store here for many years. INDEPENDENT Government Program now offers 100% financing for homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota or Moderate income families living in rural areas now have the the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only population, outside large metro areas - or in the country New Homes Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the 100% financing now 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 If you're interested in owning your own home ca//now - Fast, easy and free pre-qualification over the phone. Jamie Mittelstaedt Call Today  Midstate Mort Ortonviile card shower. Greetings and wishes should be sent to: Allen and Dorothy French, RR 1 Box 36, Bellingham, MN 56212. Barn Revival at Rodger Brandts The 19th annual Barn Revival, featuring Rev. Henry Vanderbush, Radio Evangelist, will be held at the Rodger Brandt farm and Sunday, Se Brandts farm is west of Clinton on mile north on Co. mile west. Dress Friday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. has a message CLASSIFIED QUICK 'OO Grand Voyager (?jet High Speed Wireless NATE'S N where your uploads are as fast as NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW You can be on line all the time and never No need for that second phone line for the because it's wireless! Computer Sales & Service 00//Nate's Your Intemet Provider - email: 325 $. Main * Mitbank, SD * FALL SESSION Early Child Family Edu A six-week fall session will Tuesday, Sept. 16, TWO CLASS TIMES TO Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays 6:15-7:45 p.m. To register, call Kristin Roe, or send this form to: HEIDI BASTA 123 - 2ND STIEET CLINTON, MN 56225 Parent's Name Address Phone Number. Child's Name__ Class Time SUGGESTED FEE: $10.00 We were shocked upon first receiving a news release via fax over the week-end stating that our Governor Pawlenty had made a request to the USDA for relief in a number of counties he wanted declared as disaster areas, because of the current drought conditions. In the original release, Big Stone County was NOT mentioned. However a check with County Agent John Cunningham and Scott Schneider of the ASCS office, informed us that Big Stone County, is, indeed, listed! Must have been a typo error! For sure, we deserve to be, as row crops here are as bad-off as anywhere else! We pray the relief will be granted and that it will be substantial, not only for the sake of our farmers, but for all of rural Minnesota. How much money is too much? We refer to the $25 million that courts have ordered Insurance Companies to cough up to the survivors of those killed in the Senator Paul Wellstone plane crash of last Fall. Such large sums are what, in the end, make for increased premiums for all insurance! The pre- mium payer is the loser in the long run! ***** What a great start our three major sports teams got off to last week-end. First the Gophers lived up to their expectations by winning their second non-conference game in a rout over Troy. Next came a somewhat unex- pected victory by our Vikes over Green Bay...on the latter's home field yet...made possible mostly by the surprise defensive play against the great Favre. And lastly yet another win...fifth in a row...by our up and coming Twins! Nice going!! What a big series coming up this week as co- leaders Chicago and the Twins begin a 4-game series! ***** Why in the world should our country even think of allocating $87 billion of American tax dollars to re- build lraq?! There's so much oil in that country, let the oil wells there pay for the re- building. It only makes sense! Spend the money at home!! Our heartfelt sympathy is extend- ed today to the family of Biaff and Ann Johnson. Blair's father, Richard, of Omaha, passed away last week, and we know only too-well the sad- ness that envelops a family with the passing of a parent. Richard was known by many in this area, having played in a number of local golf tour- naments with Blair. An e-mail today from Dave Ohrtman and kids: "Just wanted to thank the City of Ortonville, Ortonville Police Department, and the Ortonville Fire Department for their speedy help with my house fire. We should all be thankful we have guys like this to help us in our time of need!" Another great Oak Tree Golf Classic took place last Saturday, with the largest turnout ever...a total of 5 8 3 -person teams. Congrats again to all who made it possible...committee members and all who donated to the most worthy cause, a fundraiser for Big Stone Health Foundation. With all the talk of late about building three separate stadiums in the metro area...one for the Gophers...one for the Vikings...and one for the Twins, why doesn't someone in the metro media start a far more sensible approach for ONE huge arena...with retractable roof...to house all three sports?*. Seems to make more sense..especially eco- nomically*. Also for parking and tail.gating!! We are extremely elated to learn of a fund being started for building of a Jack Hynnek Memorial at Lakeside Park. The fund is at Ortonville's CenBank. And let it be known here that we have put something in the pot! A great cause for the memory of a great guy! His swimming the length of Big Stone Lake back in 1959 is, without question, the greatest athletic achievement by a local man in this area's sports history ! CLASSIFIED ADS BRING" QUICK RESULTS Page 2 Clinton native featured on natl. CBS next Sunday Robbinsdale, MN business Home Options Inc. will be featured on the national CBS television show "Rebecca's Garden" with Rebecca Kolls airing the week of Sept. 9, 2003. (It will be shown on Minneapolis stations KCCO/CBS and WCCO/CBS at 5:30 and 11 am, Sunday, Sept 14th) Home Options is a closet /home organizing company owned and man- aged by Steve and Theresa Jorgenson. Steve started the business in 1987 in his garage in Robbinsdale with one employee. It has now grown to include a staff of 12 full time design- ers, installers, office and production workers located at a 4000 square foot showroom/warehouse at 4619 41 1/2 Ave North in Robbinsdale. Home Options products and ser- vices are used by over 200 metro area new home builders. They also provide home organizing products and ser- vices for remodeling contractors and homeowners. STEVE JORGENSON, formerly of Clinton, pictured above with It is Minnesota's largest installing Rebecca Kolls, television show host, regarding his appearance on her dealer of ClosetMaid brand products, Rebecca's Garden show. Steve's business, Home Options, Inc., will be and has helped organize over 100,000 featured on her national CBS Show, which will be shown on closets, averaging over 20 homes KCCO/CBS and WCCO/CBS on Sunday morning, Sept. 14 at 5:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Steve is the son of Jeanne and David lorgenson of rural installed per day. Clinton, and a 1979 CHS graduate. Home Options has also been recently featured on television seg- be seen in hundreds of homes in the School graduate and son of David and 'ments of the CBS, PBS and TLC upcoming Parade of Homes Jeanne Jorgenson of rural Clinton. show Hometime with Dean Johnson Showcase. In side photo, you see Steve and and Robin Hartl, and its products can ; Steve is a 1979 Clinton High Rebecca Koll. Big Stone County included... Pawlenty requests federal disaster aid for 49 counties Governor Tim Pawlenty today gency assistance and that 95 percent Agriculture Ann M. Veneman, who announced that he will request that of cropland has been impacted by the has the authority to designate counties approximately 49 Minnesota counties severe unseasonable dry conditions, as federal agriculture disaster areas be designated as federal agricultural To be eligible, a county must have one making farmers eligible for low inter- disaster areas by the U.S. Secretary of or more crop sustain a 30 percent or est loans through the USDA. Agriculture because of severe greater loss. The FSA will work with The projected loss in crop value of drought. The Governor's announce- each county to formalize loss assess- $1.1 billion is approximately a 29 per- merit came during his weekly radio ments and submit the data to the state cent loss in value compared to 2002 show, "Good Morning Minnesota." Division of Emergency Management values, the Governor said. "A month ago we were looking at for a formal application to be made "We're fortunate that the vast a good crop year and now we're look- next week. majority of producers have crop insur- ing at more than a billion dollars in "I want to encourage all affected ance for times just like this," the economic loss," said Governor Tim counties to work together with the Governor said. "But we're hopeful the Pawlenty. "A federal disaster designa- Farm Service Agency to provide this federal government will provide addi- tion will enable farmers to tap low- data as soon as possible in order to tional relief for Minnesota farmers interest loans to help them make it expedite the process," added affected by these challenging times." through this rough year." Governor Pawlenty. "Forty-nine Counties from this area included in An informal preliminary County- counties is just an estimate at this this disaster area, with at least a 30 by-county assessment of Minnesota point and that number could be much. percent crop loss are: Big Stone, Lac counties conducted by the USDA higher." ' qui Parle, Stevens, Traverse and Farm Service Agency, found that 49 Governor Pawlenty's request will Swift. of the 87 counties eligible for emer- be made to U.S. Secretary of Boy born Aug. 28 PRINTING Is Our Business to Todd Brehmers THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT A boy, Mason John, was born Aug. 28, 2003 to Todd and Cindy Brehmer of Bellingham at the Milbank Area Hospital. 00hank you Mason weighed 10 lbs., 3 oz., and was 21 3/4 inches long. Joining him at home are Danielle 10, Colton 8, Tyler 6, and Addisyn 3. Maternal grandparents are John ;OF Ob4F/QFO]/7 OVF t (TIF. and Karen Nesvold of Madison, and paternal grandparent is Ardis Brehmer of Ortonville and the late We're hcpp to itroduce new owner c.fford Brehmer and manager ].li Olso o[ rtoville. Card shower for he new telephone number for French golden On Sept. 15, 2003, Allen and Dorothy French will observe their Hilltop Storage ts 320-305-0201. 50th wedding anniversary. Friends and family are invited to c; /,, ._)ICFI, join them in this celebration with a Nichard and Nancy rTett Hilltop Storacte COME JOIN US AT OUR This Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:30 to 6:30 PM PARADE AT 5:00 PM Stop in and visit your child's classroom and teachers. || Belhngham W Elementary School AMONG THE ONLOOKERS at this year's Oak Tree Golf Classic last Saturday, was former resident, Audrey Tobin, now of Faribault. Her husband, John, was among the players. The Tobins owned and operated the former Wards store here for many years. INDEPENDENT Government Program now offers 100% financing for homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota or Moderate income families living in rural areas now have the the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only population, outside large metro areas - or in the country New Homes Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the 100% financing now 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 If you're interested in owning your own home ca//now - Fast, easy and free pre-qualification over the phone. Jamie Mittelstaedt Call Today  Midstate Mort Ortonviile card shower. Greetings and wishes should be sent to: Allen and Dorothy French, RR 1 Box 36, Bellingham, MN 56212. Barn Revival at Rodger Brandts The 19th annual Barn Revival, featuring Rev. Henry Vanderbush, Radio Evangelist, will be held at the Rodger Brandt farm and Sunday, Se Brandts farm is west of Clinton on mile north on Co. mile west. Dress Friday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. has a message CLASSIFIED QUICK 'OO Grand Voyager (?jet High Speed Wireless NATE'S N where your uploads are as fast as NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW You can be on line all the time and never No need for that second phone line for the because it's wireless! Computer Sales & Service 00//Nate's Your Intemet Provider - email: 325 $. Main * Mitbank, SD * FALL SESSION Early Child Family Edu A six-week fall session will Tuesday, Sept. 16, TWO CLASS TIMES TO Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays 6:15-7:45 p.m. To register, call Kristin Roe, or send this form to: HEIDI BASTA 123 - 2ND STIEET CLINTON, MN 56225 Parent's Name Address Phone Number. Child's Name__ Class Time SUGGESTED FEE: $10.00