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ing four days at the Washington, DC, uist of Miibank with her Merit Poet was inducted into :iety of Poets. Iton, Holtquist a banquets and night to the music of was treated to a the Broadway and meetings, taken with four of of the world. from around the former owner of s Wear in s. "I met so many nice part was relaxing ist named International meetRegularsept. 2 CwC of Merit in Washington, DC at city's Zion Ortonville's Christian Women's some rime with who met and says she on returning next dVersary Open Kamstras Club invites all to their "SMORGASBORD OF DELIGHTS" morning coffee on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville from 9 to 11 am. Special feature "SWEDISH CHRISTMAS" will be by Lillie Harrison from Hopkins. People of all nationalities will enjoy this very special feature. Vocalist Nancy Moen from Appleton, will present "SANTA LUCIA". Lillie Harrison will also be our speaker and will bc "MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT". Tickets are $3 and it's requested you call for reservations. Violet at (605) 862-8500 or Marilyn at (320) 325-5522 will be waiting for your call, so do it right away!! They can also put your toddlers in a free nursery right at the church so you can really enjoy the show!! Get your reservations in by Sat., Sept. 18th so we can be ready to treat you royally. Hope to see you there. ]se will be held in wedding anniver- Kamstra on 18 from 1-4 Auditorium. program at 1:30 Gay from page 1) sheepishly door. are you going?" ry Wallet in the car," he Our wannabe bandit.. Duhaime, the exchanged he?" asked saw him before," they saw him again. had returned note in Berdan's 10s and 20s and robber.) it, she was "just would do a thing didn't think about in the blue button- and dark avia- a gun or whether and the lone cus- INTERNATIONAL POET OF MERIT AWARD was presented to MaryAnn Holtquist of Milbank, SD, who returned to Ortonville with her award recently. tomer in the bank on Wednesday afternoon were in any real danger. Too indignant to be scared, she immediately crumpled up the mis- spelled note and told that young man in no uncertain terms: 'Tm not going to give you any money. Now, get the hell out of here." Wisely, he did what he was told. The police were at the bank in minutes, cordoning off the crime scene with yellow tape. A canine unit picked up the suspect's scent, but lost him a few blocks away. A State Police helicopter searched from the air. Administrators cancelled after-school practice for the sports teams at the high school just down the street. Police closed the bank, lifted some fingerprints, reviewed the bank's sur- veillance videotape, and they inter- viewed Janee Gay Berdan. She told her tale with the same dispassion she displayed during the attempted rob- bery. "I think the first thing that I noticed was that this fellow couldn't spell 'dye,'" she said later. "It took me a minute to g6el( a'nd'hifhe was asking for money. I wasn't going to give him anything!" Berdan has been a teller at the Washington Street branch of this small cooperative bank for 19 years. In a world of bloodless mega-mergers and bank consolidation, she is a reas- suring symbol of community banking. Berdan knows her customers by name; she is familiar enough with their families to know which of the children prefer a balloon to a lollipop during regular visits to the bank. When she is working at the drive through teller's window, she slips a dog biscuit to canine passengers in the back seat. No punk is going to steal her cus- tomers' money! Robert Day is the president of Needham Cooperative Bank. Attempted robberies make financial institutions nervous. Day is under- standably reluctant to discuss an ongoing investigation of a botched holdup. But ask him about the unflappable senior teller in the Wellesley branch of his bank and Day admits he was not surprised to hear how Berdan con- ducted herself. "I know her," he said, "so, of course I was not surprised." Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS A sincere thank you to my family for being with me during my surgery and hospitalization. Many thanks to all my friends and relatives for the visits, cards, prayers, flowers, gifts, phone calls and the food brought to my home. May God bless you all for your prayers, support and thoughtful- ness. 33-1 JoAnn Strei CARD OF THANKS Thank you for the kindness and sympathy shown to us at the time of our loss. Thank you to the Larson Funeral Home, Pastor Kasten, Janet Hipple, Dr. Ross and family and friends for their support, cards, food, memorials, plants, flowers, etc. and to special friends, Cheryl, Brit, Martha, John and Lin for all you have done. Your kindness will always be remembered. Special thanks to Lisa, Steve and all at the Pizza Ranch. God Bless You, 33-1 The Family of Ken Hartwell CARD OF THANKS Thank you to friends, family and professional staff who called and showed concern for me during my recent hospitalization and recupera- tion. And for those "wise guys" among you who may have suspected a "vacuum" between my ears, the doctor assured me that I have my share of "gray matter," maybe more! 33-1 Harvey Plathe Memorials for Cancer society The following memorials were received by Big Stone county Memorial Chairperson Frances Fridgen in memory of: Ben Inderieden, Jim Rabe, Ronald Scott, Douglas Schreiner, Robert Ronglien, Karen Bender, Craig Cooper, Gordon Mehihop and Lawrence Schwagerl. Two-person best ball Thursday Ortonville's men's golf league will stage two-person best ball event this Thursday, Sept. 16. PUTER SALE Week Only - September 11-18, 1999 Compaq Computers 6 MONTHS NO INTEREST NO PAYMENTS IN STOCK Local 8alea & Service 1 00adioShack. U've got questions. We've got answers? Owned and operated by Main Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3264 A RadioShack TM Dealer I i i iiJ J"l" i i i i i STATE JENNA HECK with her Reserve Champion Guernsey Grade Senior Yearling. ' Coming events The Horticulture Club will meet Monday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Ruth Dines home. Topic - Care of Indoor plants and a video. Will have a plant exchange for fall. The Senior Club will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, at l:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Entertainment and lunch will follow. The public is invited. Dairy champs named at 4-H show There were 451 head of dairy cattle at the 4-H Dairy Shows held during this year's Minnesota State Fair held n Saturday, Aug. 28. the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn shows were judged by Bob Hagenow, a district marketing manager for Vita Plus and an assistant superintendent at World Dairy Expo. The Grade Holstein Show was placed by Minnesota native David J. Kjome, who recently retired after 27 years with the University of Minnesota Extension Service and Associate Judge Scott Ellinghysen of Altura. the Registered Holstein Show featured the placings of Jim Armbuster, an Outreach Dairy Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Associate Judge Kim DeFrang of Plainview. Jena Heck of the Beardsley Go- Getters 4-H Club and daughter of Gerald and Peggy Heck, received Reserve Champion for her Guernsey Grade Senior Yearling. Council approves 2000 budget, one percent tax levy increase Ortonville residents will again see an increase in the 2000 tax levy, at just more than one percent from last year's figures. Finalized figures for the 2000 levy show a total of $241,000 for the general fund, $41,720 for the library fund, $51,403 for the 1990 general obligation bond (downtown project), and $75,000 for the general obligation 1998A bond (streets), making up a total levy of $409,123, up slightly from last year's $404,946. The council also approved the 2000 preliminary budget for the city, consisting of $1,404,221 in revenues and $1,393,541 in expenditures. The final budget will be adopted after the Truth in Taxation hearings later this year. In other business, the council had the first reading of an ordinance extablishing a lodging tax for city motels. In a letter from Ortonville's Econo Lodge to Mayor Ellingson and the council, it was stated the annual proceeds from the tax would be devoted to the annual budget for the Minnesota River Tourism Office. Also, the council had the first reading of a nuisance ordinance, defining public nuisances affecting health, peace and safety, and the well being of Ortonville residents. ' i , 1 /,11 ] INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ! on encore network an encore network network an tnore network Call Pegasus Satellite Television, your source for DIRECTV , r-8oo-4o5-3727 or contact your local DIRECTV dealer today. Big Stone Cellular Ortonville, MN 320-839-3264 PEGASUS SATELLITE TELEVISION DIRECTV, www.pegsattv.com Programming evagab[e to subscribers in Pegasus service temtory only Certain restrictions apply, $10 activation fee applies STARZ1 and the Encore Networks are registered service marks of Encore Media Group, ILC DIRECTV and Total Choice are registered trademarks of DIBECTV, Inc, a unit of Hughes Electromcs Corporation Programming and hardware sold separately, PO26A2 14, 1999 INDEPENDENT Page 3 ing four days at the Washington, DC, uist of Miibank with her Merit Poet was inducted into :iety of Poets. Iton, Holtquist a banquets and night to the music of was treated to a the Broadway and meetings, taken with four of of the world. from around the former owner of s Wear in s. "I met so many nice part was relaxing ist named International meetRegularsept. 2 CwC of Merit in Washington, DC at city's Zion Ortonville's Christian Women's some rime with who met and says she on returning next dVersary Open Kamstras Club invites all to their "SMORGASBORD OF DELIGHTS" morning coffee on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville from 9 to 11 am. Special feature "SWEDISH CHRISTMAS" will be by Lillie Harrison from Hopkins. People of all nationalities will enjoy this very special feature. Vocalist Nancy Moen from Appleton, will present "SANTA LUCIA". Lillie Harrison will also be our speaker and will bc "MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT". Tickets are $3 and it's requested you call for reservations. Violet at (605) 862-8500 or Marilyn at (320) 325-5522 will be waiting for your call, so do it right away!! They can also put your toddlers in a free nursery right at the church so you can really enjoy the show!! Get your reservations in by Sat., Sept. 18th so we can be ready to treat you royally. Hope to see you there. ]se will be held in wedding anniver- Kamstra on 18 from 1-4 Auditorium. program at 1:30 Gay from page 1) sheepishly door. are you going?" ry Wallet in the car," he Our wannabe bandit.. Duhaime, the exchanged he?" asked saw him before," they saw him again. had returned note in Berdan's 10s and 20s and robber.) it, she was "just would do a thing didn't think about in the blue button- and dark avia- a gun or whether and the lone cus- INTERNATIONAL POET OF MERIT AWARD was presented to MaryAnn Holtquist of Milbank, SD, who returned to Ortonville with her award recently. tomer in the bank on Wednesday afternoon were in any real danger. Too indignant to be scared, she immediately crumpled up the mis- spelled note and told that young man in no uncertain terms: 'Tm not going to give you any money. Now, get the hell out of here." Wisely, he did what he was told. The police were at the bank in minutes, cordoning off the crime scene with yellow tape. A canine unit picked up the suspect's scent, but lost him a few blocks away. A State Police helicopter searched from the air. Administrators cancelled after-school practice for the sports teams at the high school just down the street. Police closed the bank, lifted some fingerprints, reviewed the bank's sur- veillance videotape, and they inter- viewed Janee Gay Berdan. She told her tale with the same dispassion she displayed during the attempted rob- bery. "I think the first thing that I noticed was that this fellow couldn't spell 'dye,'" she said later. "It took me a minute to g6el( a'nd'hifhe was asking for money. I wasn't going to give him anything!" Berdan has been a teller at the Washington Street branch of this small cooperative bank for 19 years. In a world of bloodless mega-mergers and bank consolidation, she is a reas- suring symbol of community banking. Berdan knows her customers by name; she is familiar enough with their families to know which of the children prefer a balloon to a lollipop during regular visits to the bank. When she is working at the drive through teller's window, she slips a dog biscuit to canine passengers in the back seat. No punk is going to steal her cus- tomers' money! Robert Day is the president of Needham Cooperative Bank. Attempted robberies make financial institutions nervous. Day is under- standably reluctant to discuss an ongoing investigation of a botched holdup. But ask him about the unflappable senior teller in the Wellesley branch of his bank and Day admits he was not surprised to hear how Berdan con- ducted herself. "I know her," he said, "so, of course I was not surprised." Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS A sincere thank you to my family for being with me during my surgery and hospitalization. Many thanks to all my friends and relatives for the visits, cards, prayers, flowers, gifts, phone calls and the food brought to my home. May God bless you all for your prayers, support and thoughtful- ness. 33-1 JoAnn Strei CARD OF THANKS Thank you for the kindness and sympathy shown to us at the time of our loss. Thank you to the Larson Funeral Home, Pastor Kasten, Janet Hipple, Dr. Ross and family and friends for their support, cards, food, memorials, plants, flowers, etc. and to special friends, Cheryl, Brit, Martha, John and Lin for all you have done. Your kindness will always be remembered. Special thanks to Lisa, Steve and all at the Pizza Ranch. God Bless You, 33-1 The Family of Ken Hartwell CARD OF THANKS Thank you to friends, family and professional staff who called and showed concern for me during my recent hospitalization and recupera- tion. And for those "wise guys" among you who may have suspected a "vacuum" between my ears, the doctor assured me that I have my share of "gray matter," maybe more! 33-1 Harvey Plathe Memorials for Cancer society The following memorials were received by Big Stone county Memorial Chairperson Frances Fridgen in memory of: Ben Inderieden, Jim Rabe, Ronald Scott, Douglas Schreiner, Robert Ronglien, Karen Bender, Craig Cooper, Gordon Mehihop and Lawrence Schwagerl. Two-person best ball Thursday Ortonville's men's golf league will stage two-person best ball event this Thursday, Sept. 16. PUTER SALE Week Only - September 11-18, 1999 Compaq Computers 6 MONTHS NO INTEREST NO PAYMENTS IN STOCK Local 8alea & Service 1 00adioShack. U've got questions. We've got answers? Owned and operated by Main Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3264 A RadioShack TM Dealer I i i iiJ J"l" i i i i i STATE JENNA HECK with her Reserve Champion Guernsey Grade Senior Yearling. ' Coming events The Horticulture Club will meet Monday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Ruth Dines home. Topic - Care of Indoor plants and a video. Will have a plant exchange for fall. The Senior Club will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, at l:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. Entertainment and lunch will follow. The public is invited. Dairy champs named at 4-H show There were 451 head of dairy cattle at the 4-H Dairy Shows held during this year's Minnesota State Fair held n Saturday, Aug. 28. the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn shows were judged by Bob Hagenow, a district marketing manager for Vita Plus and an assistant superintendent at World Dairy Expo. The Grade Holstein Show was placed by Minnesota native David J. Kjome, who recently retired after 27 years with the University of Minnesota Extension Service and Associate Judge Scott Ellinghysen of Altura. the Registered Holstein Show featured the placings of Jim Armbuster, an Outreach Dairy Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Associate Judge Kim DeFrang of Plainview. Jena Heck of the Beardsley Go- Getters 4-H Club and daughter of Gerald and Peggy Heck, received Reserve Champion for her Guernsey Grade Senior Yearling. Council approves 2000 budget, one percent tax levy increase Ortonville residents will again see an increase in the 2000 tax levy, at just more than one percent from last year's figures. Finalized figures for the 2000 levy show a total of $241,000 for the general fund, $41,720 for the library fund, $51,403 for the 1990 general obligation bond (downtown project), and $75,000 for the general obligation 1998A bond (streets), making up a total levy of $409,123, up slightly from last year's $404,946. The council also approved the 2000 preliminary budget for the city, consisting of $1,404,221 in revenues and $1,393,541 in expenditures. The final budget will be adopted after the Truth in Taxation hearings later this year. In other business, the council had the first reading of an ordinance extablishing a lodging tax for city motels. In a letter from Ortonville's Econo Lodge to Mayor Ellingson and the council, it was stated the annual proceeds from the tax would be devoted to the annual budget for the Minnesota River Tourism Office. Also, the council had the first reading of a nuisance ordinance, defining public nuisances affecting health, peace and safety, and the well being of Ortonville residents. ' i , 1 /,11 ] INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ! on encore network an encore network network an tnore network Call Pegasus Satellite Television, your source for DIRECTV , r-8oo-4o5-3727 or contact your local DIRECTV dealer today. Big Stone Cellular Ortonville, MN 320-839-3264 PEGASUS SATELLITE TELEVISION DIRECTV, www.pegsattv.com Programming evagab[e to subscribers in Pegasus service temtory only Certain restrictions apply, $10 activation fee applies STARZ1 and the Encore Networks are registered service marks of Encore Media Group, ILC DIRECTV and Total Choice are registered trademarks of DIBECTV, Inc, a unit of Hughes Electromcs Corporation Programming and hardware sold separately, PO26A2 14, 1999 INDEPENDENT Page 3