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Council a,,re iato the LGA cuts, but if we Schimke on piano, Matt Peterson on Bonanza Education look hard enough I think we can fund bass and Jay Epstein on drams. The (continued from page one) the EDA. concert will include songs from her Cemer to hold ,, Reinke said he agreed with Doran. album "In The Indigo", a collection of ;; signed up [to sit on the council] to I don't want to see the Chamber get original and well-loved standards annual mtg. 17 help the community, not hurt it," said shut out." such as "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Blue The Bonanza Education Center S~, ,, ,, Doran. If funds were to be found for the Skle and On A Clear Day . will host its annual meeting on Berkner said he was expecting the Chamber and EDA, they would have Tickets go on sale Sept. 22 and Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the , EDA togenerate money from Fairway to come from the general fund, said will also be available at the door. For Bonanza building. i View. Don't misrepresent this as, Dinnel. more information call the box office Building tours will be given fol- . 'we don't want the EDA.' I think the The Council decided to set theat 320-769-2955 ext. 246 or visit the lowed by the business meeting. The EDA is very important, budget at another time. Dinnel said, website at, evening will end with conversation Dinnel asked, "Where would you "We're all sensitive to the Chamber and lunch, Everyone is Welcome to and EDA." At the conclusion of the come up with the money? The docks meeting, he instructed the council to Benefit Sept, 30 for attend. are in terrible shape, the streets are look over thebudget figures and find Jenna Johnsrud ', (ADV) repairs."bad' the water plant is in need of some dollars for the Chamber and Century Farm Wage freezes are a possibility, said EDA, if you are so inclined." A benefit for Jenna Johnsrud and ~Doran. "Last year we talked about a her family is being planned for reunion to be held wage freeze. The federal govemment Friday, Sept. 30 following the CGB The Century Farm reunion will be and states and cities across the coun- Jazz singer Nancy High School football game against held at Donald and Kathy try are doing this. We're losing this Harms to perform Hancock. Jenna is the daughter of nenkelman's on Sunday, Sept. 25. kind of money and we don't feel we Kevin and JillJohnsrud of There will be a potluck dinner at - need to do a wage freeze? We dis- in Dawson Oct. 1 Graceville. 12:30 p.m. Jenna was diagnosed with Focal Hope to see you there! (ADV) cussed it last year, yet every year we Jazz singer Nancy Harms will per- Segmental Glomerulosclerosis have a cost increase." form the opening concert of the(FSGS), a rare kidney disease at the Council and Budget Committee Dawson-BoydArts MONTEVIDEO- During their August meeting, Montevideo .School Board members were informed ISD No. 129 has been named a defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Eddy Ojer. While on a school trip to Kilowatt Community Center in Granite Falls in 2009, Ojer, a 10- y.ear-old fourth grader at Sanford Elementary, drowned in the swimming pool. At the time ot the drowning, there were 11 chaperones and two lifeguards supervising the children. BENSON-Travis John Wrobleski, 28, Benson, and Wade Michael Saterbak, 48, Benson, both have been charged with felony 2nd degree burglary and 2nd degree possession of burglary tools. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. At his first appearance in Swift County 8th Judicial District Court in Benson last Thursday; Wrobleski's bail was set at $2,200 and his bond at $20,000. The same day, Saterbak's bail was set at $4,500 and his bond at $40,000. Just after 1 a.m. last Thursday, the Benson Police Department received a call that there were two people prowling around a trailer home located in Mikkelson Mobile Park in Benson, the police report states. Officers arrived at the park and spoke with the complaintant who stated he saw two people walking around a trailer with flashlights, it says. Officers went to the trailer where the two hadbeen seen and found Saterbak sitting on the steps of the trailer, according to the report. As an officer was speaking with Saterbak, a Swift County Sheriff's deputy continued searching member Ron Thomas said the propos- Association 2011- age of four. What this disease does is cause scarring in the kidneys, and al just increases steps for four or five 2012 performing when this happens the kidneys are no employees and gives seasonal golf arts season The longer able to filter the blood and park employees a 15 percent pay concert during the appropriately. Jenna had a increase because the city is having a Arts Meander nehprectomy to remove both her difficult timekeeping seasonal weekend will be on kidneys on June 20 of this year and employees. Saturday, Oct. 1 at has been receiving dialysis three Not figuring the step increases, the 7:30 p.m. at times a week in the Twin Cities. She 15 percent proposed increase in sea- M e m o r i a 1 recently received a new kidney. sonal workers' pay comes to about Auditorium in The benefit will be held Friday, $4,000. "To me that's huge, we could Dawson. Sept. 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the put that to good use in the EDA," said A native of CGB High School Commons. They Doran. Clara City, Harms is a graduate of will be serving Walking Tacos, "It's quite obvious that no one [on Concordia College, Moorhead, with a barbecues with chips and bars, with a this Council] feels the EDA is valu- degree in Music Education. She free will donation. able," said Angela. "It's only the EDA taught elementary music for five years There will also be a silent auction. budget that you are cutting over the in Milac, but left teaching to pursue Baskets may be brought to the high next five years." jazz performance, school any time from 7 a.m. to 3:30 LGA is intended for streets, public "It's definitely very strange that a p.m. You may contact Jill Doschadis safety and core services, said Thomas. person with my background would(748-7605) or Anne Dietz (748- "We can't decide to cut from the Fire pursue a jazz career, but when I final- 7323) if you would like them to do a Department or Police Department." ly started singing jazz, I came to life," basket for you. If you provide money The Council voted for a zero per- says Harms. "It matched up so well they will be glad to do so. Anyone cent increase in the levy. The resold- with my gifts and personality. I love willing to help work at the supper tion failed with Doran, Meyer, the constant creativity of jazz. When may contact Marie Altrich (748-7727 Berkner and Reinke voting no. everyone on the bandstand is really or 320-815-3144) or Donna Layman "I think we need to vote some kind listening to each other and puts their (748-7173), you may leave a of increase," said Berkner. "Every one egos aside to work toward the same message and they will get back to percent increase will give us about goal of creating music, I feel com- you. They will have shifts lined up $6,000 more." He then offered a reso- pletely alive." for workers. lution for a two percent increase in the Harms started singing in Twin Supplemental funds have been general levy. The resolution failed Cities clubs in the summer of 2007, applied for through Thrivent with Dinnel, Thomas, Meyer and including Rossi's, Dakota, The Financial for Lutherans Big Dorry voting no. Artists' Quarter, Hell's Kitchen, The Stone/Swift Branch #31319. WIC voucher pickup for Oct. Oct. 4: Countryside Public Health, Ortonville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6: Multi-media room, Madison from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10: Countryside Public Health, Benson from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18: Countryside Public Health, Montevideo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. i around the trailer. According to the police report, the deputy noticed that the trailer's door had been forced open, and he could hear running water from inside. As he continued his search around the trailer home with his flashlight, the officer saw a black nylon bag with a cut piece of copper tubing on it. He also saw cutting tools, the complaint says. The officer then saw Wrobleski apparently hiding behind a stock of cinder blocks under the trailer. He drew his Taser and ordered him to crawl out from underneath the trailer. When officers searched the home they sa~w that numerous copper pipes had been cut and water was running everywhere, the police report states. Saterbak and Wrobleski were arrested and charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools, both felonies. Wrobleski's omnibus hearing has been set for Oct. 4. Saterbak's hearing is Oct. 27. MADISON-Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office is one step closer to adopting a new position. During the Lac qui Parle County Board of Commissioners meeting, Sheriff Rick Halvorson met with the board to discuss the next step in establishing a deputy sheriff/emergency manager assistant position. Halvorson would like to fill the position. Due to increased demand and regulations regarding emergency management, the role has grown to a point where it needed to be addressed and modified. Currently, Halvorson is the emergency manager, but John Maatz has handled much of the casework. Previously, the board agreed to have the position scored and a job description written up. Now, the Commissioner Todd Patzer said the position has been scored and is on the same pay scale as a full-time deputy sheriff. The next step is for the sheriff's union to approve the position. Patzer made a motion to fill the position and submit it to the union, contingent upon their approval, seconded by Commissioner Terry Overlander. County Auditor/Treasurer Jake Sieg said there will need to be a memorandum of agreement approved by both the board and union. ii 11 ;1 Then the council voted on a oneTimes, Red Stag and Barbette. She percent increase in the levy, which released her first album in November passed four to three, with Reinke, of 2009 to high acclaim; it was chosen Meyer, Berkner and Doren voting in by the Star Tribune to be included in favor, the top 10 local CDs of 2009 of all Doran said, "At the very least we genres. The Tribune also named need to fund the EDA $40,000 with Harms the "Brightest new star on the no future cuts, and fund at least half of Twin Cities jazz scene." the Chamber's request. 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It is a Dave Kelzer of Shakopee was a Saturday, Sept. 10. gift from the church for their years of Sept. 9-11 visitor at the home of his Jeff and Donnette Herberg invited altar serving. parents Harvey and Jo Kelzer. guests for dinner at Lakewood Lodge Visitors at the home of Craig and Marlyn and Reva Schumacher for Donnette's birthday on Monday, Kippy Randleman on Sunday, Sept. 11 went to Fulda over the Sept. 9 Sept. 12. Those invited were Don and were Harlan and Patty Garbe of weekend to visit Lauryn and Joanne Zelda Kohl, Iletta Herberg, Orvin Montevideo. They stayed for supper Schumacher and family. They also Anderson, Morris and Kathy Herberg, and had a nice visit. attended a volleyball tournament Palma Gutzman and Jeff and Glen Danielson, Gloria Danielson which Amanda played in at Donnette's children Bryce, Birkley and Helen Danielson Breden went to Westbrook. and Brennen. Fargo because Helen's sister-in-law Gen Adelman and son Don of Laura Lamb's sister and family Verna Leedahl passed away. They Ortonville spent Friday, Sept. 9 until stopped to~iSit Matt and Laura Lamb attended the funeral in Fargo on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Mike and Marge and girls on their way back from Tuesday, Sept. 13 and the burial in Knudson's cabin on Gull Lake. Omahaon Tuesday, Sept. 6. They left Leonard, ND. Marge is Gen's daughter. Gen thought on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Friday, Sept. 9 John and Anna it was a wonderful three days and the On Saturday, Sept. 10 Janet Weber, Rothi went to Elk River to Harold and weatherwas great. Karen and Ashley Koch and Lori Wesley Rothi's. On Saturday, Sept. Vintage Stitchers is a group of Nelsen attended the Renaissance10 Harold had a birthday party to ladies who knit and crotchet items for Festival. It was a fun weekend and celebrate September birthdays. Those charities. They meet at the different. Janet together with Ashley in attendance were Curt and Linda Community Center on the first had the opportunity to ride an elephant Rothi and Jessica of Anoka, Dave and Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. and acamel. Vicky Sager and his little girls Anyone who wants to knit or crotchet Inca Koeckeritz's sister Jeanette Aubrinna and Jocelyn of Waseca, Jim for charity is invited to attend. Johnson of East Grand Forks visited and Doris Boos of Ramsey, and Carl Donations of yarn are always Inga the weekend of Sept. 2. Mickey Paschke of Colorado. John and Anna welcomed. . and Jean Johnson of East Grand Forks Rothi came home on Sunday, Sept. 11. Bea Ross, Clifford Christensen,were there also. Gina Michaels of Alexandria and Roger and Sandy Christensen andVi Hansen had lunch with Todd Kay Morgan of Battle Lake visited family, Clara Zeek's sons, and Mary and Sarah Verheul and the two little Fran Sester of Northridge on Sunday, Ann Ulrich were all invited to Clara boys. Sept. 11. Zeek's on Saturday, Sept. 10 toSue and Dan Hanratty picked up The Bowl of Love met on celebrate five birthdays. They her mother Vi Hansen; so she could Thursday, Sept. 15 at St. John's celebrated with a supper, visit at the farm. * Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. The Kathy Athey of Hutchinson visited The regular monthly meeting forladies had a business meeting, send her mother Lucille Thompson on caregivers was held at Fairway View out recycled card to ill and shut-ins, Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. attended Mass at 11 am., and had a Terry and Debbie Brunder of Deer The servers of St. John's and St. potluck. River and Steve and Joanne Bissett of Joseph's will be going to a Twins Open house UMVRDC to meet Baby shower set bridal shower set The Upper Minnesota Valley for Sheila Myrum Regional Development Commission for Jennifer Athey will hold its regular monthly meeting They're expecting a baby, a new An open house bridal shower for on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at the bundle of joy Jennifer Athey, bride-to-be of Jason Appleton Civic Center. The meeting A very special gift, be it a girl or a Smith, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at will begin at 6:30 p.m. boy! An open house baby shower for 10:30 a.m. at the Big Stone City office Library to meet Sheila (Krueger) Myrum will be held building, 651 Main Street, Big Stone on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Trinity City, SD. The Pioneerland Library System Lutheran Church, Clinton, from 9:30 Please save the wrapping paper Executive/Finance Committee will and put your gift into a brown paper meet on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 6 -11:30 a.m. All are welcome! (Baby Myrum is registered at bag and add one non-perishable food p.m. in the community room at the Walmart and item to help the new couple fill their Willmar Public Library. If you would (ADV) cupboards, like an agenda, a copy is available at All family and friends are wel-your local library. come. The couple is registered at Target. (ADVx2) Gold'n Plump ~!~" Rotisserie Chicken $7.99 llll |illl~ Ililil lltllUl 2 for $1o.99 ' * Pepperoni * Sausage * Pep & Sausage * Cheese i i i t i 1 ! ii Please help us at an open house to be held Sunday, Sept. 25from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Bellingham City Hail, Bellingham, MN. No gifts please. Tuesday, Sept. 20,2011 INDEPENDENT Page 3 i..-,,;.ii iTi4iii[i I 1ii./ ,7.1 wi Itlllllllll lgli . llllr, ll] lF.llrll'll I, IllII!I..]1 "i