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Good news from Minnesota's Dept. of Health! Teen tobacco use in the state declined substantially over the past two years. According to the department's Youth Tobacco Survey, the use of any tobacco product by middle-school students (ages 11-14) and high-school students (ages 15- 18) dropped by 11 percent between 2000 and 2002. The decrease in cigarette smoking for middle-school students was even more impressive, with a 21 percent drop. We wonder if friend Sid Hartman is calling our cur- rent Vikings by his usual name-tag of "a bunch of stiffs," after their horrible start of this season?! Indeed, the word usage would be most appropriate. The way the Vikes played against Carolina Sunday, we'd bet our Trojans could have done as well! Not too many bright spots...the darkest perhaps being with the quarterback! Play-calling is...not far behind! Another small worlder...this via friend Jim Larson. For 30 years, he has known a friend in the metro area by name of Dick Miller of Edina, who works with a bond company. Recently, Jim mentioned to Dick of Jim's move to Ortonville, where he is investing in property for rent and re- sale. When Dick heard the name Ortonville, he at once said to Jim "I think I have a relative there by name of Ryan who recently acquired a food business." Jim replied "o11, .rtm must mean Ryan Kehnle. He and wife Nikole are the new owners of Matador Supper Club. Jim later called Ryan to tell of his knowing Miller, and learned that Miller is Ryan's uncle. :Can,t re who told us, but.,:r it's worth, we've been reformed that now and then there appears on a certain metro television station an ad promoting the University of Minnesota .... and among the graphics is a young student waving some- thing like a pom-pom or U banner. We understand that student is Noah Zehringer of Ortonville, a recent OHS graduate! You should always believe DA to allocate city's lodging tax funds At Ortonville's last city council meeting, the council turned over its tourism budget to the city's Economic Develoment Authority. Two groups, Upper Minnesota River Valley's Prairie Waters group and the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber qf Commerce tourism committee, have requested money to promote area tourism. An estimated $8,600 is the project- ed amount from the 3 percent lodging tax for next year. The City of Ortonville has budgeted an additional $5,000 for tourism. Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commercc's tourism committee, plans to spend the money promoting events and items of interest that are unique to the Ortonville area. BSLA Chamber, plans Ads in the Star Tribune, Explore Minnesota, and Glacial Lakes and Prairies publica- tions. There is an Explore Minnesota kiosk at the Mall of America that will be stocked with a brochure of the area also. Some of the items the committee plans to promote are snowmobiling trails, bird watching, fishing tourna- ments and Big Stone Lake in general. Literature, and sometimes staff, will be at sports and leisure type shows to draw attention to area events, activities or sites of interest. to promote tourism Artie Arndt. a councihnan who has a wider area. we can offer more spent considerable energy towards options to tourists." tourism, emphasizes attracting people Prairie Waters maintains a web-site to Ortonvilke through events held in fering information about the area. the community. "'A single event with pulhes a tourist guide in which 150 people sta,ing three or four nights Orton5tle receives a full page of text makes a significant impact to the and photos. Jackson also allots part of motel owners, not to mention the whole economy. 'Fhe tourism commit- tee is trying to line up five or six of these kinds of events in 2003." Appleton's Regional Development Commission, Prairie Waters, has received $5,000 the past two >'ears from the city of Ortonville and has made this request again. Prairie Waters representative. Rebecca Jackson. stated that Prairie Waters is trying to increase tourism for the five county area of west-central Minnesota. Using many avenues. Prairie Waters publicizes the area making potential tourists aware of the things west-central Minnesota has to offer. Jackson works with local groups, such as the C&C. so that these efforts aren't duplicated. Promoting a larger area gives Prairie Waters more money than most local groups have available. This allows them to advertise in larger mar- kets such as Midwest Living and AAA magazines. Jackson also says, "'Advertising in wider markets, and ]k)r Ortonville news Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Jerry and Alma Jorgenson, Vernon and Bert Longhenry of rural Ortonville, Eric Asche, and Heather Menge of Minneapolis were Sunday, Sept. 15th evening visitors at the Carol and Jane Asche's home to help Carol celebrate his belated birthday that was Saturday, Sept. 14th. Elnor Benkowski was a Saturday, Sept. 14th afternoon visitor at the Jerry and Alma Jorgenson's home. Inga Koeckeritz was a Tuesday evening, Sept. 17th visitor at the Jerry and Alma Jorgenson's home. Friday, Sept. 13th Jim and Iona Monson from Madison spent the afternoon with Joe and DTothy Coubal. Monday, Sept. 16th Joe and Dorothy Coubal visited with Harold Larson of Clarkfield. Lafer in the afternoon they visited with Lou and Donna Coubal of Montevideo. Tuesday, Sept. 17th-Joe and Dorothy Coubal attended a football game where their great-grandson a eighth grader Dan Godfrey played. They played Benson. Benson won. Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18th Joe and Dorothy Coubal visited with Curt, Trudy, and Terry Mensink of Ortonville. Sunday, Sept. 15th Dean Hanson, Wanda Koepke, and Marlys Rademacher visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Carlene Wittnebel and Steve and Deb Steuart and Nickolas also were Sunday, Sept. 15th visitors of Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Wednesday, Sept. 18th Torval Haugan from Washington visited all you read in newspapers, Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton as this makes them more Hanson. interesting. --Rose Macaulay. Wednesday evening, Sept. 18th ***** Wanda Koepke and Maryls rl_  R adermacher visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Virginia and Glen Kuechenmeister from Blue Earth spent the week-end of Sept. 13th with Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Bliss Gerjets went to her sister Mr. and Mrs. Royal Anderson's 50th wedding anniversary at Circle Pines. Alice Anderson visited Amanda Jensen on Wednesday, Sept. 18th. Jack and Elaine Gable attended Elaine's 50th class reunion in Ladysmith, WI on the week-end of the 13th-15th. They saw the tornado damage of Ladysmith. On Sunday, the 15th they went to Duluth to visit fri.ends. They arrived home on Wednesday, Sept. 18th. Friday af{ern0on, Sept. i3th Gall Johnson visited Faith Sprung. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skorczewski and twins of Aberdeen, Judy Roberts of Big Stone, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Swenson of Ortonville spent Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15th at Mr. and Mrs. Punt, pass, kick winners advance Ortonville Jaycees hosted the Nfl Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Saturday at Trojan Field in Ortonville. Several area youth took part in the event. All first place participants will advance to the regional competition Saturday, Oct. 5 at Willmar High School Football Field at 10 a.m. Participants will need to show proof of age with either a birth certificate of baptismal record. Results of the Ortonville Punt, Pass and Kick Competition are as follows: 8 and 9-year-old division First place - Daniel Berdan and Morgan Mesmer, second place - Charles Taffe and Rikki Roscoe, third place Nick Giese and Danielle Mastel 10 and ll-year-old division First place - Jesse Roscoe and Rachel Gruenwald, second place - Dustin Ringsaker and Abigail Knutson, third place - Zach McNally and Jennifer Henrich 12 and 13-year-old division First place - Tyler Fredrichsen and Caitlin Barr, second place - Jeffrey Papasso and Ashli Griffith, third place - Jake Dorry and Kirsti Griffith 14 and 15-year-old division First place - Justin Gruenwald and Lindsey Swenson, second place - Patrick Eustice and Julia Nelson Lawrence Bergscth's. A Rakow cousin reunion was held at the Matador Saturday night, Sept. 14th at 5:30. Those who attended were Glenn and Dorothy Rakow of Breckenridge; Cliff and Sharon Strege of Breckenridge; Willard and Dorothy Rakow of Odessa: Yvonne Hanson of Bellingham; Lawrence and Fran Rakow of Bellingham: Clarence Hiepler of Madison; Raymond and Sandra Rakow of Tucson, AZ: and Syl Pinkert of Ortonville. Pictures from her time to support and assist tourism groups on their projects. Prairie Waters ,aorks closely with the Minnesota Department of Tourism and the University of Minnesota to identify strategies that work or come up with others that may work better. Because of the level of financial support, councihnan Mel Reinke is on the advisory board, giving Ortonville a voice on the things Prairie Waters is doing, EDA director, Vickie Oakes, stated tourism will be discussed at the EDA's Oct. 2nd meeting. She could not speak for the committee since it meets only once per month and this will be the first meeting since the council has given the EDA control of these dol- lars. Oakes did state that, same as last >'ear, the EDA has earmarked $5,000 of its own budget for tourism. long ago were shared Thursday evening, Sept. 12th Svt Pinkert's nephew Bruce and Pam Miller from Shell Lake, WI visited Syl Pinkert. They were here for a golf tournament. On Sept. 10th Phyllis Schluter enjoyed the Knights of Columbus picnic at St. John's church The food and friendship were great, Phyllis Schlutcr's three sons Bob, Jim, and Rich and one grandson Dennis Wiesner came out for hunting the week-end of the 13th, 14th, and t 5th of Sept. In Colorado Springs, CO a Doggie Care Center is operated by Tom and Joelle Heifers, grandchildren of Earl and Alnora Rawleigh. Sixty-two dogs are cared for each day with six extra Mobile meals I Sept. 23-27: Alice Redermacher, M & Gienora Tietjen, Mary Worrali Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Mary Worrall, Marilyn Lindahl, Bev Berkner Main St. * Mllbank, SD QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique. Mantle 400 Day * Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Minnesota Clockmaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p.m. for Estimates Page 2 HELP WANTED Telemarketing $10 per hour to start. Apply in person at: Merchant Services 603 Cornell Ave. Big Stone City, SD 432-5200 employees. Each dog had hi, or her ov, n kennel, clean dishes, and their toys. The,, hac their naps, snacks. play time, and exercise in the fresh air daily. Joelle says no biting or barking dogs are altoxvcd. Oner is notified. They plan to enlarge their place because business is so demanding. Alnora ,a}, ou realh' need to bca dog lover. I/ High bridge Ortonville afternoon. Sept. Souba and vet 3 enjoyable Norman Shelsta anniversary from School The class Art Tostenson Monday. U of Nebraska rowin, trains on Big Stone "We normalh train on a lake in boats were severely Colorado, but this >ear we chose Big Stone because one of the varsity mem- bers knows someone ho lives here." said girls arsitx member Liz Deguire. Other varsity members present for the week of training were Shannon Gordon and Brad Jones. The team stayed at the Hartford Beach resort from Aug. 30 until Sept 1. All other men and women were from the novice teams and had never rowed in the boats before. Four teams represent the U of N. Women compete on either the novice or varsity squad. Men also have novice and varsity teams. An assortment of boats accompa- nied the rowers. Eight person boats are abot,t 20 feet long and two feet wide. with the four person boats half that length. Older boats are made of wood, are heavy and relatively fragile. The newer, carbon fiber boats cigh just 200 pounds and are much stronger. During Sunday's training run, three the team was wind picked up. 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