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a Mexican restaurant by their daughter Lisa and husband Stuart. Area news digest GRANITE FALLS-Donations from five different groups will allow the Horse Campground at Upper Sioux Agency State Park to remain open at least through the first weekend in October. Park Manager Terri Dinesen reported Friday that donations from the Amigo, Valley Riders and Triple T Trail Riders Clubs; the Minnesota Trail Riders Association; and the Minnesota Horse Council were sufficient to keep the campground open through the weekend of Oct. 2-3. Donations are still being taken in an effort to extend the camping season. The donation came following a decision by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to close campgrounds in 20 state parks between Labor Day and Memorial Day as a cost-cutting measure. The cost of keeping the popular and well-used horse campground is $200 per weekend, Dinesen said. MILBANK, SD-William Baker of Milbank was arraigned in district court here Tuesday on a charge of felony child abuse after allegedly punching his three-month-old son in the face. The offense, which is a Class IV felony, carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, said States Attorney Mark Reedstrom. Reedstrom filed the criminal complaint on Friday. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Milbank police arrested Baker, 36, last Wednesday night. Authorities were summoned to the Baker home by a relative. The abuse apparently took place on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 30. MADISON-The Rev. Paul Woolverton Jr. will fill the vacant pastoral care position at the Madison Lutheran Home on a part-time interim basis beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7. He will provide spiritual counsel for residents and their families and provide worship services. As interim pastor he will be a contact person to assist residents to relate to their home congregation and pastor. The Rev. Woolverton is an ordained United Methodist pastor currently employed one-half time at United Methodist church in Montevideo as part of the pastoral staff. He has been a resident of the area for the past five years. MONTEVIDEO-Daniel Lee Bauer, 33, originally a resident of North Dakota and recently living at a farmsite about 10 miles north of Montevideo, was sentenced Aug. 25 to serve 12 months in the Chippewa County Jail, with supervised probation for 10 years. He was also fined $1,000 and must be assessed for chemical dependency and domestic abuse. He pleaded guilty to felony kidnapping and assault in the third degree, the charges arising from an incident June 22 when he kidnapped his girlfriend and pursued her 16-year-old daughter and another woman in a wild chase through a wide area northwest of Montevideo. The chase ended in a police standoff. Big Stone City Gaff Maxwell, 839-2207 Elmer and Charlotte Athey, Keith Athey and Matthew Athey, Cheryl Athey and Kristine Athey, both of Sioux Falls; Sean Athey, Michael and Forest, of Casper, WY spent Labor Day Weekend together in the Black Hills, camping near Custer, SD. During the weekend they did some sight-seeing and visited Deadwood. Elmer and Charlotte also visited Russ and Janet Athey in Custer and Russ and Janet spent an evening with the group at the campsite. Margaret Schake of Bellingham visited Sally Roggenbuck Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9th. Esther Howen of Northridge passed away on Friday, Sept. 3rd at the Ortonville hospital. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Sept. 7th at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City. Burial was in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery after which lunch was served in the St. Charles Hall for relatives and friends. Northridge staff and residents were Honorary Pallbearers for Esther. Sis Torgerson visited her sister in the Browns Valley nursing home Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Ada Herrmann and Hazel Gibson of Beardsley visited John and Margaret Hoffard at Wahpeton, ND on Sunday, Sept. 5th. Delores Bengtson of Big Stone City visited Eldora Nelson Thursday, Sept. 9th. Grace Van Hout and Eldora Nelson had dinner at the Big Stone Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Virgil and Verene Raaf of rural Bellingham were Tuesday forenoon, Sept. 7th coffee guests of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Bill and Connie Voeltz were guests at the home of Larry Morton of Eden Prairie the weekend of Sept. 10th. They also visited relatives in the area. Dale Wentworth from Tacoma, WA has been visiting his parents Donald and Ethel Wentworth for one week. He left for home Thursday, Sept. 9th. Over Labor Day weekend Orla Onken and other family and friends helped Burma Brekke with a three day garage sale near Crosslake. Donald Martin and his wife Madge of Wichita, KS are visiting at the Norbert and Joanne Berndt home. Also visiting were Donald's niece Loft and husband Jim Berreth and their children Jameson and Jessamyn from Eureka, SD, Delores Bengtson spent Labor Day weekend with her daughter Cindy Bublitz and husband Rod of Watertown, SD. Delores Bengtson attended Thursday evening, Sept. 9th the first birthday party for Rachel who is the daughter of Bruce and Sheila Hoernemann of rural Ortonville. Labor Day Delores Bengtson visited with Tom and Darcey Roscoe of Big Stone City. Ileen Christensen spent Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9th visiting at the Helga Zahrbock home in Madison. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Christensen and children were dinner guests at the Clifford Christensen home Sept. 8th to celebrate Andrew's birthday. Evening guests the same day also included Clara Zeek of Big Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wirkus and John Marso from Marietta. Shirley Voeltz and Shirley Zahn went to Willmar to visit a classmate on Labor Day. The weekly Bible study at the Homerite Apartments led by Naomi Sandlin began the kickoff of the winter session studying Christ in the Psalms. There were seven in attendance. Calvin and Naomi Sandlin went to Sioux Falls Wednesday, Sept. 8th where Calvin consulted a vision specialist. They were met for lunch at Hate Your Job? Make a new lifelong friend from abroad. Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host an exchange student (girl or boy) from Scandinavia, Germany, France, Spain, England, Japan, Brazil, Italy or S. Africa. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Call for information or to choose your own exchange student. Large variety of nationalities, interests, hobbies, etc. now available (single parents, couples with or Jan, 17yrs. without children may host). Call now: Fully Accredited International Organization WWWol$e.com Sharon Larson 612-566-5343 A WgRLD OF UNDERSTANDING THROUGH CROSS-CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 13 years Seeing patients weeklyat the Ortonville Hospital. Call Lori Larson at 1-320-839-2502 for an appointment. WE NOW ACCEPT MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT ten B. Kolodychuit, M.D. (605) 882-2630 or 1-800-658-4763 Mallard Pointe Business Park Watertown, SD Big Stone City senior citizens center news • ..... ,, ?  , i:!  .......... :iiiii Έ By Evelyn Zahnow, Secretary Sept. 7th thirty-one members held their monthly pot luck and meeting at the Center. There were six birthdays to acknowledge. We gave the pledge to the flag and sang our table prayer as well as drawing for many door prizes prior to serving dinner. In the absence of our Pres. Orla, Janice was in charge of the meeting with the secretary's report and also the Treasurer's report in the absence of Treasurer Myrtle. Correspondence was read. There were no bills. Several church suppers were announced. Idella and Gail set our tables. In October Evelyn and Geneve will be setting our tables for the Oct. 5th meeting. The afternoon was spent playing cards and bingo. We had 27 bingo players and John called for us. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Cal Brown last Wednesday. There were four squares in attendance with guests from Watertown, Sisseton, Peaver and Britton. Dennis Van Asch from Milbank will call on Wednesday Sept. 15th. On the lunch committee are Hank and Dorothy Prasnicki and Vern and Bev Foss. Upcoming dances: Sept. 22nd, Don Plunkett will be calling. The Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 in the High School Lunchroom. Use the Northeast door. Visitors are always welcome. Library meet The Pioneerland Library System Board of Directors will meet Thursday, Sept. 16, at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Willmar Public Library Meeting Room, 410 SW Fifth Street, Willmar. A LOW INTEREST HOME LOAN? Purchase existing home or new construction. No down payment required. USDA/Rural Development Office Hours: 9:30-11:30 AM 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month in the Farm Service Agency Office in Ortonville, MN. CALL 320-235-5612 extension 4 FOR MORE INFORMATION Equal Housing Opportunity i'i ' i Iii: FIRST PLACE ANGLERS Jim Hartman, right and partner Scott Arndt took top honors in Stone Walleye League, reeling in more than twice the weight of the second place team. Arts council seeks county board nominees The Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC) is seeking nominations for individuals to represent Big Stone County on the SMAHC Board of Directors. SMAHC is the designated regional arts council for the 18 counties of southwest Minnesota. The organization provides financial and technical assistance to non-profit organizations and schools interested in sponsoring or producing arts activities. SMAHC also offers Individual Artist and Arts in Education grants in addition to conducting a Senior Cultural Development program for the elderly. Each of the 18 counties has one voting representative on the Board of Directors. The Board members meet in Marshall on the third Monday evening of the month to make policy and management decisions and to share idea and information from their representative counties. The positions are voluntary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. All nominations will be reviewed by the SMAHC nominating committee, which will present a slate to be voted on by the Board of Directors. Nominees must be current members of SMAHC.' Deadline for nominations is September 20, 1999. Nominations may be made by submitting a letter of interest and personal background or resume to SMAHC. Send to: Southwest Minnesota Arts & Humanities Council, FA221 SSU, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Become a Vendstm Need more money? Become a Vendstsr. Want your life back? Become a Vendstr. • Local candy route • 30 patented machines • $9,995 investment • Homo-based business • Manufacturer direct 1-800-998-VEND Kopitzke by MS Top achievers in READaTHON at Valleyfair Family in Shakopee. Some area studentS Valleyfair, but were including Ann James Knoll A00SET YOUNG PERSON SI00'E AT HOME, AND IN T] People feel safe when they know expect. Imagine being out on a tenth floor with no-railing. Do you fee} safe? N. railing on that same balcony and enjoy leaning against it and take in a view. Rules and boundaries children feel safe and know what to VENDST R Change I Good. Since 1990 As adults in the community we can children feel safe by teaching them to and obey the laws and rules around Curfews and rules against smoking of wanting children to be safe and Let'ssupport and honor those boundari A We're not the largest community on the Great Plains. but our town has the power to grow as big as v,e want. Our municipal utility is a partner in Missouri River Energy Services. As one of 57 members in Missouri River Energy Services, our municipal energy utility will continue ,: to provide dependable, low-cost power to every home and business in town. Count on it. Page 2b  INDEPENDENT a Mexican restaurant by their daughter Lisa and husband Stuart. Area news digest GRANITE FALLS-Donations from five different groups will allow the Horse Campground at Upper Sioux Agency State Park to remain open at least through the first weekend in October. Park Manager Terri Dinesen reported Friday that donations from the Amigo, Valley Riders and Triple T Trail Riders Clubs; the Minnesota Trail Riders Association; and the Minnesota Horse Council were sufficient to keep the campground open through the weekend of Oct. 2-3. Donations are still being taken in an effort to extend the camping season. The donation came following a decision by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to close campgrounds in 20 state parks between Labor Day and Memorial Day as a cost-cutting measure. The cost of keeping the popular and well-used horse campground is $200 per weekend, Dinesen said. MILBANK, SD-William Baker of Milbank was arraigned in district court here Tuesday on a charge of felony child abuse after allegedly punching his three-month-old son in the face. The offense, which is a Class IV felony, carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, said States Attorney Mark Reedstrom. Reedstrom filed the criminal complaint on Friday. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Milbank police arrested Baker, 36, last Wednesday night. Authorities were summoned to the Baker home by a relative. The abuse apparently took place on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 30. MADISON-The Rev. Paul Woolverton Jr. will fill the vacant pastoral care position at the Madison Lutheran Home on a part-time interim basis beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7. He will provide spiritual counsel for residents and their families and provide worship services. As interim pastor he will be a contact person to assist residents to relate to their home congregation and pastor. The Rev. Woolverton is an ordained United Methodist pastor currently employed one-half time at United Methodist church in Montevideo as part of the pastoral staff. He has been a resident of the area for the past five years. MONTEVIDEO-Daniel Lee Bauer, 33, originally a resident of North Dakota and recently living at a farmsite about 10 miles north of Montevideo, was sentenced Aug. 25 to serve 12 months in the Chippewa County Jail, with supervised probation for 10 years. He was also fined $1,000 and must be assessed for chemical dependency and domestic abuse. He pleaded guilty to felony kidnapping and assault in the third degree, the charges arising from an incident June 22 when he kidnapped his girlfriend and pursued her 16-year-old daughter and another woman in a wild chase through a wide area northwest of Montevideo. The chase ended in a police standoff. Big Stone City Gaff Maxwell, 839-2207 Elmer and Charlotte Athey, Keith Athey and Matthew Athey, Cheryl Athey and Kristine Athey, both of Sioux Falls; Sean Athey, Michael and Forest, of Casper, WY spent Labor Day Weekend together in the Black Hills, camping near Custer, SD. During the weekend they did some sight-seeing and visited Deadwood. Elmer and Charlotte also visited Russ and Janet Athey in Custer and Russ and Janet spent an evening with the group at the campsite. Margaret Schake of Bellingham visited Sally Roggenbuck Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9th. Esther Howen of Northridge passed away on Friday, Sept. 3rd at the Ortonville hospital. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Sept. 7th at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City. Burial was in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery after which lunch was served in the St. Charles Hall for relatives and friends. Northridge staff and residents were Honorary Pallbearers for Esther. Sis Torgerson visited her sister in the Browns Valley nursing home Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Ada Herrmann and Hazel Gibson of Beardsley visited John and Margaret Hoffard at Wahpeton, ND on Sunday, Sept. 5th. Delores Bengtson of Big Stone City visited Eldora Nelson Thursday, Sept. 9th. Grace Van Hout and Eldora Nelson had dinner at the Big Stone Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Virgil and Verene Raaf of rural Bellingham were Tuesday forenoon, Sept. 7th coffee guests of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Bill and Connie Voeltz were guests at the home of Larry Morton of Eden Prairie the weekend of Sept. 10th. They also visited relatives in the area. Dale Wentworth from Tacoma, WA has been visiting his parents Donald and Ethel Wentworth for one week. He left for home Thursday, Sept. 9th. Over Labor Day weekend Orla Onken and other family and friends helped Burma Brekke with a three day garage sale near Crosslake. Donald Martin and his wife Madge of Wichita, KS are visiting at the Norbert and Joanne Berndt home. Also visiting were Donald's niece Loft and husband Jim Berreth and their children Jameson and Jessamyn from Eureka, SD, Delores Bengtson spent Labor Day weekend with her daughter Cindy Bublitz and husband Rod of Watertown, SD. Delores Bengtson attended Thursday evening, Sept. 9th the first birthday party for Rachel who is the daughter of Bruce and Sheila Hoernemann of rural Ortonville. Labor Day Delores Bengtson visited with Tom and Darcey Roscoe of Big Stone City. Ileen Christensen spent Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9th visiting at the Helga Zahrbock home in Madison. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Christensen and children were dinner guests at the Clifford Christensen home Sept. 8th to celebrate Andrew's birthday. Evening guests the same day also included Clara Zeek of Big Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wirkus and John Marso from Marietta. Shirley Voeltz and Shirley Zahn went to Willmar to visit a classmate on Labor Day. The weekly Bible study at the Homerite Apartments led by Naomi Sandlin began the kickoff of the winter session studying Christ in the Psalms. There were seven in attendance. Calvin and Naomi Sandlin went to Sioux Falls Wednesday, Sept. 8th where Calvin consulted a vision specialist. They were met for lunch at Hate Your Job? Make a new lifelong friend from abroad. Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host an exchange student (girl or boy) from Scandinavia, Germany, France, Spain, England, Japan, Brazil, Italy or S. Africa. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Call for information or to choose your own exchange student. Large variety of nationalities, interests, hobbies, etc. now available (single parents, couples with or Jan, 17yrs. without children may host). Call now: Fully Accredited International Organization WWWol$e.com Sharon Larson 612-566-5343 A WgRLD OF UNDERSTANDING THROUGH CROSS-CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 13 years Seeing patients weeklyat the Ortonville Hospital. Call Lori Larson at 1-320-839-2502 for an appointment. WE NOW ACCEPT MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT ten B. Kolodychuit, M.D. (605) 882-2630 or 1-800-658-4763 Mallard Pointe Business Park Watertown, SD Big Stone City senior citizens center news • ..... ,, ?  , i:!  .......... :iiiii Έ By Evelyn Zahnow, Secretary Sept. 7th thirty-one members held their monthly pot luck and meeting at the Center. There were six birthdays to acknowledge. We gave the pledge to the flag and sang our table prayer as well as drawing for many door prizes prior to serving dinner. In the absence of our Pres. Orla, Janice was in charge of the meeting with the secretary's report and also the Treasurer's report in the absence of Treasurer Myrtle. Correspondence was read. There were no bills. Several church suppers were announced. Idella and Gail set our tables. In October Evelyn and Geneve will be setting our tables for the Oct. 5th meeting. The afternoon was spent playing cards and bingo. We had 27 bingo players and John called for us. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Cal Brown last Wednesday. There were four squares in attendance with guests from Watertown, Sisseton, Peaver and Britton. Dennis Van Asch from Milbank will call on Wednesday Sept. 15th. On the lunch committee are Hank and Dorothy Prasnicki and Vern and Bev Foss. Upcoming dances: Sept. 22nd, Don Plunkett will be calling. The Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 in the High School Lunchroom. Use the Northeast door. Visitors are always welcome. Library meet The Pioneerland Library System Board of Directors will meet Thursday, Sept. 16, at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Willmar Public Library Meeting Room, 410 SW Fifth Street, Willmar. A LOW INTEREST HOME LOAN? Purchase existing home or new construction. No down payment required. USDA/Rural Development Office Hours: 9:30-11:30 AM 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month in the Farm Service Agency Office in Ortonville, MN. CALL 320-235-5612 extension 4 FOR MORE INFORMATION Equal Housing Opportunity i'i ' i Iii: FIRST PLACE ANGLERS Jim Hartman, right and partner Scott Arndt took top honors in Stone Walleye League, reeling in more than twice the weight of the second place team. Arts council seeks county board nominees The Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC) is seeking nominations for individuals to represent Big Stone County on the SMAHC Board of Directors. SMAHC is the designated regional arts council for the 18 counties of southwest Minnesota. The organization provides financial and technical assistance to non-profit organizations and schools interested in sponsoring or producing arts activities. SMAHC also offers Individual Artist and Arts in Education grants in addition to conducting a Senior Cultural Development program for the elderly. Each of the 18 counties has one voting representative on the Board of Directors. The Board members meet in Marshall on the third Monday evening of the month to make policy and management decisions and to share idea and information from their representative counties. The positions are voluntary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. All nominations will be reviewed by the SMAHC nominating committee, which will present a slate to be voted on by the Board of Directors. Nominees must be current members of SMAHC.' Deadline for nominations is September 20, 1999. Nominations may be made by submitting a letter of interest and personal background or resume to SMAHC. Send to: Southwest Minnesota Arts & Humanities Council, FA221 SSU, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Become a Vendstm Need more money? Become a Vendstsr. Want your life back? Become a Vendstr. • Local candy route • 30 patented machines • $9,995 investment • Homo-based business • Manufacturer direct 1-800-998-VEND Kopitzke by MS Top achievers in READaTHON at Valleyfair Family in Shakopee. Some area studentS Valleyfair, but were including Ann James Knoll A00SET YOUNG PERSON SI00'E AT HOME, AND IN T] People feel safe when they know expect. Imagine being out on a tenth floor with no-railing. Do you fee} safe? N. railing on that same balcony and enjoy leaning against it and take in a view. Rules and boundaries children feel safe and know what to VENDST R Change I Good. Since 1990 As adults in the community we can children feel safe by teaching them to and obey the laws and rules around Curfews and rules against smoking of wanting children to be safe and Let'ssupport and honor those boundari A We're not the largest community on the Great Plains. but our town has the power to grow as big as v,e want. Our municipal utility is a partner in Missouri River Energy Services. As one of 57 members in Missouri River Energy Services, our municipal energy utility will continue ,: to provide dependable, low-cost power to every home and business in town. Count on it. Page 2b  INDEPENDENT