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I Diane Whempner Diane Whempner, age 51, of Ortonville, passed away Sept. 17, 2011, at Northrid.ge Residence m Ortonville, following a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Rev. Marlene Elmstrom will officiate. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Visitation will continue at the church Thursday morning, one hour prior to the service. HOnorary bearers will be the staff Lillian Frieda (Opp) Lillian Frieda (Opp) Wendland of New London, formerly of Bellingham, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at the Glen Oaks Care Center in New London, at the age of 100 years. Service of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bellingham, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Visitation will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service. Pastor Barbara McKewin Betty Bolstad Betty Lois was born on March 6,lived in Medicine Lake for a short morning, Sept. 10, 2011, from 1926, at the family farm north of time, and eventually moved to the complications of surgery, in Spearfish, Correll, to Melvin and Betty Shelstad. Bolstad homestead near Homestead, SD, at the age of 85. The doctor couldn't get there in time MT, for a number of years. They were Funeral services were " held because of a blizzard, so she was farmers/ranchers and custom Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the beautiful flowers. She was passionate delivered by her grandmother and her harvesters, traveling from Oklahoma Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel, 450- 7th about her many home remodeling first bed was a dresser drawer. She to Canada every year. They built a Street in Spearfish, SD. projects and enjoyed crafts. Her learned tO walk at eight months with new home and moved to Medicine Graveside committal and burial family loved to tease her aboutthe help of Carlo, their big and gentle Lake in 1969. In 1970, Betty opened was held Saturday, Sept. 17 in "dumpster diving" and "curb pickups" dog. He would lay down so she could the Laketonian Restaurant which she Mountain View Cemetery in -as Diane found treasuresgrab his fur and he would slowly rise owned and operated until 1985. Her Livingston, MT. everywhere! while she hung on and walked along, wonderful cooking talents were put to Betty was preceded in death by her Left to cherish her memory are her Betty helped with the daily chores good use serving delicious parents; husband, Don; two sons, two children: Dusty Tatro of Clinton, around the farm, milking cows, smorgasbords. She set aside a little Carlyle and Bruce; and her brother, and Shelby Whempner of Wilmot,slopping the hogs, gathering eggs, and money each month so they couldVerlyn Shelstad. SD; four brothers: John Green of tending the garden. After church on finally take a vacation she had long She is survived by three daughters: Chokio; Tom Green of Coon Rapids; Sundays, they packed a picnic lunch, dreamed of to Hawaii with their dear Judy (Tom) Davis of Livingston, MT; Mike Green of Wilmot, SD; and Tim grabbed their fishing poles, and friends. Patsy (Randy) Schmidt of Rapid City, (Rita) Green of Coon Rapids; as well headed to the river. They enjoyed After she sold the restaurant, Betty SD; and Nancy (Hal) Bowles of as many aunts, uncles, nieces,'large family gatherings with lots of went back to traveling with Don, Hulett, WY; a daughter-in-law, Shad nephews,other relatives and friends, cousins to play with and plenty of harvesting and trucking until he Bolstad of WiUiston, ND; a sister, Bly She was preceded in death by her delicious food. passed away in 1991. A highlight in Jallo of Sartel; eight grandchildren: parents and aninfant son, Darin. Betty attended Oak Grove their later years of combining was Stephanie (Chris) Neill of Marietta, Mundwiler Funeral Home of Lutheran High School, where she met being in a CBS movie,"An American GA; Kory (Carrie) Bolstad of Milbank is in charge of the her future husband and graduated in Harvest" with movie stars EarlWilliston, ND; Lisa (Keil) Fisher of arrangements for Diane Whempner. 1944. She was a cheerleader and he Holliman and Wayne Rogers. Betty Belle Fourche, SD; Amanda (Jason) To send an electronic condolence, -was a basketball player. Betty loved moved to Sidney, MT, and worked as Tschetter of Rapid City, SD; Jennifer visit www.mundwilerfuneralhome.net, music and was in the traveling choir, a cashier/hostess at the M&M Caf6 for (Steven) Welzenbach of Billings, MT; She was frequently asked to be the a number of years. She recently Justin (Emily)Davis of Belgrade, MT; soloist at special occasions in the moved to Spearfish, SD, in May so Megan and Madah Bowles of Hulett, communities where she lived. In her she could be closer to some of her WY; 12 great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Wendland youth, she could really 'cut a rug' and family. She enjoyed crossword Kash, Matte, Adrik, Dylan, Jantzen, loved to schottische. Betty received puzzles, loved a good joke, and played Will, Keison, Kinley, Aubrynne, Leah, officiating. Burial will be in Dennis (Marianne) of Arden Hills, her teaching certificate in just six a very clever hand of whist and and Evelyn; and many other relatives BellinghamCity Cemetery. and daughter-in-law, Linda (Merlin) weeks from Northern State Normal rummy. In later years, her TV was and friends. Lillian was born May 6, 1911, on of New London, 10 grandchildren, College in Aberdeen, SD, and taught tuned to the Big Joe Polka Show or A "Betty Bolstad Memorial" has the Opp farm north of Appleton to Nell (Wayne), Jodene and Nicole at country schools in South Dakota the Game Show Network-and she been established at: Oak Grove Ella and Alfred Opp. She attended (Gall), Kim, Cheryl, Tonya and Cory and Minnesota. could answer most of the questions! Lutheran School, 124 N Terrace, Long Lake Country School, Appleton (Merlin), John, Tracy and Michael Betty married Don Bolstad on June Betty took great pride in her children, Fargo, ND 58102 or 29, 1946, at the country Lutheran grandchildren and great- www.oakgrovelutheran.com. High School and completed Normal (Dennis), nine great-grandchildren, Church near Odessa, and they had five grandchildren. Teacher Training in St. Cloud. She sister-in-law, Donna (Herbert) and children. They farmed at Westby, MT, Betty passed away Saturday taught school in Correll and brother, Donald. ................... Bellingham. Lillian was preceded in death by ....................................... Lillian married Clifford Wendland her parents, Ella and Alfred Opp, her , i g i on Sept. 22, 1938 and farmed two husband, Clifford, sons, Wayne and ( Check out our web site at www.ortonviUezndependent.comj miles north of Bellingham, until 1971, Merlin, grandchildren, Shawn and when they moved into town. TheyKile (Merlin), sister, Margaret, and " i were active members of the United brotlaer, Herbert. Methodist Church throughout their Arrangements are with the [ F M Mi lives. Zniewski Funeral Home, Vaala Lillian is survived by daughter, Chapel, in Appleton. arm anagement nute Gall (Dale) of Cerritos, CA, son, Linnea Danielson-Carlson Funeral services were held for Linnea Danielson-Carlson on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Linnea passed away in Columbia Heights, at her daughter's home on Wednesday, Sept. 7,2011. Linnea Ann Danielson was the eldest of nine children born to parents Oscar and Clara Bacon-Danielson in Dawson, on Oct. 22, 1924. She moved, with her and residents of the High Rise. Casket bearers will be: Dusty Tatro, John Green, Mike Green, Tim Green, Tom Green, and Alex Green. The vocalist will be L0ri Hoium. Diane Kay (Green) Wllempner was born Feb. 2, 1960, in Ortonville. She was the daughter of John Green and Kathryn (Lee) Green. With loving care, she was raised by Mary Lou and Gerald Behagg. She attended school in Ortonville, and graduated from Hettinger (ND) High School. She graduated from the Hair Academy in Bismarck, ND. Diane was blessed with two children, Dusty and Shelby. She worked various jobs while working for H.R.A. at the High Rise in Ortonville. Her daughter, Shelby, will remember the midnight cruises that she and Diane would take when Shelby was not feeling well. They also enjoyed taco feasts together. Diane enjoyed gardening and family, to a farm near Ortonville in 1931 , Linneff graduated from Ort0nville High School in 1940. She in Louisburg and District #48 in Big Cancer Society's fund drives. Stone County. In 1945, she was Linnea was preceded in death by united in marriage with Maurice her parents, her husband and her Vincent Carlson and they farmed daughter, Jill, as well as brothers: north of Ortonville. Daughters Ann Dean, Lowell, Eugene, Paul and and Jill were born in 1947 and 1949 Donald; sisters: Delphie and Dorothy. respectively. In 1949, the family She is survived by her daughter moved to a dairy farm near and son-in-law and sister, Diane Menomonie, WI. They resided there Danielson of Ortonville. Also until Oct. of 1954, when they moved surviving are nieces: Janice Carlson- to Wheaton. Buffie, Eden Prairie; Ricki Myers, Linnea lived in her home, in Salem, OR; Kristi Hartmann, Wheaton, until July, 2010. Due to Portland, OR; and Sharon Whiting, health problems, she went to live with Seattle, WA. her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Pastor Tom Olson officiated at the Larry Roscoe in Columbia Heights. services. Linnea was a homemaker, but Pallbearers were: Bill Raguse, returned to the workforce in the Chester Raguse, Dennis Granberg, 1970's. She was employed by the Roger Schmidt, Jerry Schultz and Traverse County Family Services until Brad Buffie. r her retirement in the mid 1980's. She Interment was in Wildwood was active in her church, the Lions' Cemetery, Wheaton. Club, study club and the American was a member of a "normal training" class and went on to teach rural school Caroline "Tina" Stone State Championship Speed Oval in the Nitz, of Rinco, GA, Mike (Mary) 340 class in 1975. She was also an Nitz, of Sioux Falls, SD, Gene (Josie) exceptional bowler, having bowled a Nitz, of Zimmerman, Donny (Linda) high line of 265 game and a 614 Nitz, of St. Cloud, and sister, Peggy series. Tina served as president of the Grothe of Millbank, SD. B.P.O.E (Doe's) in Jackson, WY. Tina She was preceded in death by her had a deep love for golfing, boating, parents, brother, Danny Nitz, and and fishing. Tina and Terril spent sister, Sharon Anderson. their winters in Yuma, AZ with dear Tina will be remembered by her friends. Tina's greatest love of all was soft spoken voice, her contagious to spend quality time with her family smile, hardworking attitude, as an and grandchildren, exceptional wife, devoted mother, Tina is surv ed by her loving loving grandmother and for her husband, Terril Ronald Stone, of determination to stay strong and Rigby, ID, daughters, Debra (Larry) upbeat during her struggle with her Leeper, of Jackson, WY, Susan (Sean) illness. Grant, of Springville, UT, sons, Randy Services were held on Saturday, (Anna) Stone, of Rigby, ID, Terry Sept. 17, 2011, at the LaBelle 3rd (Ann) Stone, of Draper, UT, Todd Ward Chapel, 364 N. 4100 E. Rigby. (Kerrie) Stone, of Idaho Falls, ID, Burial was in the Teton New dale Michael (Jennifer) Stone, of Novato, cemetery, under the care of Eckersell CA, 17 Grandchildren, one great- Memorial Chapelin Rigby. grandchild and one great-grandchild Condolences may be sent to the expected in January 2012. She is also family online at survived by her brothers, Fritz (Bea) www.eckersellfuneralhome.com Caroline "Tina" Stone, 69, of Rigby, ID, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, in Rexburg, ID, after a courageous battle of lung and brain cancer. Tina was born on May 27, 1942, in Odessa to Alfred and Berdina Nitz. On June 19, 1965, she married her true love and best friend, Terril "Terry" Stone in Rexburg, ID. They were blessed to raise and love six children. In 1969 they moved to Jackson, WY, where they owned and managed together a Napa Auto Parts store for 24 years. They retired to Rigby, ID in 1993. Tina loved the outdoors and was very active. She was an avid snowmobiler, having won Wyoming University of Minnesota, Morris's ters taller and delivers 10 percent more new wind turbine will be dedicated on power than the first turbine. Together, Saturday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. Several the turbines provide an average of 70 events are planned in conjunction with percent of campus electricity. On good the celebration, including a pre-dedi- wind days, that statistic climbs to more cation 2K walk, an exhibition of art- than 100 percent, and electricity be- work created by area elementary and yond what the campus can use "goes high school students, and a post-dedi- out on the grid" for local use. cation picnic.All activities are free and Following the dedication, McK- open to the public, instry, one of Morris's "green part- The 2K Wind Walk begins at thehers," will provide a complimentary Student Center on campus at 2:30 p.m. picnic for event attendees. McKinstry, with the route ending at the dedication a sustainable design/build- site. All participants are asked to gather operate/maintain (DBOM) company, beginning at 2 p.m. "Turbine T-shirts" helped the campus develop a Carbon will be awarded to all walkers. Management Tool that guides conser- Because no parking is available at vation of resources and generation of the dedication site, complimentary renewable power. shuttle service will transport dedication Throughout the day, art created by guests from the Student Center to the area young people--drawings, paint- site from 2 until 2:45 p.m. All campus lugs, and photos--will be displayed in lots will be available for free parking, the Student Center. Students K-12 The dedication ceremony for the were invited to depict what they imag- new wind turbine will be held at 3 ine or what they see, "When the wind p.m., rain or shine. The new turbine blows..." for the contest. All partici- joins the West Central Research and pants receive a Turbine T-shirt, and Outreach Center (WCROC)turbine on winners will be named in four cate- the ridge just east of campus. It stands gories: K-3; 4-6; 7-9; and 10-12. 1 i600 feet south of the WCROC tur- Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson in- bine on city of Morris land. It is 10 me- vites all members of the campus and Determining Fair Land Rental The first rule is the four to five this might be an ideal method to Cash Rates, By Brad Augustin, percent land return. Historically, rents determine rent. You must agree on Farm Business Management based upon land values by a return yield and price, but yields can come Instructor, South Central College rate of five percent can give a fair rent from historical crop insurance yields The never ending question that value. The problem may be agreeing reported by the farmer to his crop arises every year from both farmers upon the value of the land. If farm insurance agent. and landlords: What is fair land cash land is valued at $5,000 per acre, a The above rules are not meant to rent? Defining fair is never easy, five percent return equates to $250. attain the highest competitive cash because it can be defined as when Knowing what other current land of rental rates, but something both sides both sides are agreeable to the similar value has sold in the area can can agree on as fair, and maybe even a arrangement or both sides feel it is not be attained from various sources, discussion on a starting point. Some the best arrangement for either side. Currently returns on other guaranteed farmers and landlords will use this as Being fair is not always measurable, investments of five percent or higher actual rent for the year. If the yields The key factor is being financially can be hard to find. If one side thinks and prices are much more than reasonable for both sides. You must the value of land is much higher, you anticipated, then a bonus payment also understand the difference could argue that stable investment may be offered to the landlord to between competitive and fair cash returns, such as money market maintain a good long term rental land rents. Defining land rent by accounts, are much lower than five relationship. Yet, the expectation of knowing what everyone else is paying percent, thus resulting in a fair yearly bonus payments can become is like asking what everyone is paying agreement. Currently, many land expected, and if not given one year for a car. The spectrum is broad and auctions post minimum cash bids on can cause some disappointment. It is ach situation has many factors land as a basis to start in attaining a best to stay closer to competitive attached to it. In competitive rent, in a land minimum value, rental rates as one feels comfortable 7situation where demand is high, bids Another rule of thumb is the 50 with from the start. " ~ " will always trend towards breakeven bushels of corn'rule. If corn is worth Many farmers look at their 0 ,erall levels at best for the crops. From this $5 per bushel, then rent would be land acres similar to an investment perspective we will discuss the cash established at $250 per acre. Again, portfolio. Yes, there are some higher rental rate formulas for cash fair land agreeing on the value of corn could be risk land payments, but as long as it is rent, yet there are many other difficult, balanced to a sound average that can arrangements for land rent that can be A final idea is the 25 percent be cash flowed for a reasonable return made besides cash rents, such as flex percent of Gross Return on Com. If in average years that gives them the rents. They may be more equitable, corn averages 180 bushels at $5.55 per capacity they need and keeps their but can be more complex, and many bushel, the gross return is $1,000, risks moderate. landlords do not want to deal with too excluding government payments. The Farm Business Management many variables. In most cases, the This equates to $250 rent. In Iowa, Program can give you the information cash land rent perspectives below can the 2001 to 2010 average cash rent of you need to evaluate your land and come to similar results, mostly gross revenue was 24 percent, but farm investment business in an because they all interrelate on from 2001 to 2005 it was at 30 percent unbiased approach using the latest investment and return principles, of gross return. If you rent to a information for your farm using your These are more broad simplistic productive farmer and feel that your actual numbers. You can find an approaches, land is highly productive for yields, instructor at www.mnscu.fbm.edu. the community to join the dedication celebration and witness the historic oc- casion. "The new wind turbine ad- vances the campus goal of producing more energy that we consume," she says. "Financially, the new turbine fixes our electrical cost for the next 20 years, and environmentally, it reduces Morris's carbon footprint. The new tur- bine is an exciting, fiscally responsible, green solution of which both campus and community can be proud." For more information or to request special accommodations, please con- tact Karen Ellis at elliskj@morris.umn.edu at 320-589- 6463. Through personal and academic dis- covery, the University of Minnesota. Morris provides opportunities for stu- dents to grow intellectually, engage in community, experience environmental stewardship and celebrate diversity. A renewable and sustainable educational experience, Morris prepares graduates for careers, for advanced degrees, for lifelong learning, for work world flex- ibility in the future, and for global cit- izenship. Learn more about Morris at morris.umn.edu or call 888-866-3382. TROPHY WINNERS are shown above from the 15th Annual Boogie Woogie Classic Car Show held Saturday in Bellingham. "'P" a/w ! Plain & Simple... F~e~k 2012 Ford FOcus SEt 40 miles per gallon 2011 Ford Fusion 33 miles per gallon 2011 FOrd Mustang 31 miles pel gallon CHRYSLER Mon-Thurs 8-8 Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Afro Fuel gficie Cars J on lhs #n# 2011 FOld F150 22 miles per gallon EcoBood 2012 FOld Escape 28 miles per gallon 2011 FOrd F250 20 mimes per gallon 2012 Umlted 4](4 28 miles per gallon 2011 Ford Taurus 28 miles per gallon 2011 FOld EXP0dltlH ](LT 4X4 20 miles ?or gallon Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 I N D E P E N D E N T Page 9