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day BES a little different. school decid- to start out the Was Stone Creek, of Milan. on a 132 )&apos;ear old his- interesting things as three types fishing ponds. birding and trails, and view- fie Stone Creek First Grade Reactions Abby-"l had a lot of fun going in the tunnels and climbing out. And I had fun in that "girls's club". I also liked looking at the frogs." Hanna-"l really liked the train ride and I liked that bullhead thing." Lexv-'I liked going on the train. Thank you for letting me go there." Tiffany-"Thank you for letting me come to your place. It was ve' fun there." MacKenzie-"I liked going on the train ride. I also liked the boy's club- !d trip I Morgan"I loved the tunnels because there was lots of flashlights. And I loved the girl's house.?" Adam-"l liked going in the boy's fort when you had to walk across that hoard and I liked the train ride, espe- cially going in that culvert." Andrea-"I liked the train ride and the tunnel." w Check out our web site at " ww.orton J Aaron Eddy and Tony Eddy, are coming out a tunnel at Stone Creek. report Lingham Educator [ON TILLAGE EW LOOK AS ,TER TURNS is from Scientist with the lanesota Extension water turned Past two growing heavy rains over part of the state, mbstantial. Most understand the ring the highly that using aServation tillage ce soil loss. Yet that have the reducing soil at best. Over the been several slow adoption Iger .valid, and planting r"mize soil loss in lage can be that leaves a residue on The three conservation in the northern Pelt are no-till, studies that one have compared various tillage systems lead to the general conclusion that yields are reduced slightly with no-till when soils are cold and wet early in the growing season. There is also a general conclusion from the studies that the lowest amount of risk is associated with ridge-till and strip-till surface reduces the potential for move'ment of phosphorus from the landscape into surface waters, where the phosphorus can increase algae populations and thus reduce water quality. Conservation tillage also improves the economic bottom line. In a survey in the summer of 2001, several ridge- till farmers were asked via personal interviews to provide their production costs for corn and soybeans, as well as their yields for each crop. Neighbors who farmed a similar number of acres with conventional tillage were asked the same questions. Average corn yields for the conventional and ridge-till planting systems were 144.9 and 149.0 bushels per acre, respectively. For soybeans, the average yield was 41.5 bushels per acre for conventional and 43.7 bushels per acre for ridge-till. While yields were similar, there were major differences in cost of production. The conventional system had a corn production cost of $1.94 per bushel, compared with $1.52 for ridge-till. For soybeans, production cost with conventional tillage was $4.13 per bushel, compared with $3.69 for ridge-till. In general, ridge- till production costs were lower for fertilizer, herbicides and fuel. In the past, some growers have expressed a perception that conservation tillage is best suited to small equipment. However, Iowa and Minnesota crop producers use 16-row ridge-till planters and cultivators successfully. Ridge-till and strip-till planting does not limit equipment size. As with conventional tillage, choice of equipment for conservation tillage is an individual grower decision that is influenced by many factors. When evaluated from agronomic, environmental and economical perspectives, the adoption of conservation tillage planting systems is a Win-win-situation for e;&yone. planting..-e=. -Dates To:R ":-: The switch from conventional Oct. 6 - Annual 4-H Achievement planting to conservation tillage " . . . nrogram at Clinton Memorial requires some changes m our thinking .7 .... . './ uuuonng about fertdzer use. Recommend,d" - Oct 6 1 nitrogen rates to achieve the expeCied ..... -_2, - National 4-H Week yield do not change. However, broadcast applications that remain on the soil surface are not a good option. Research has shown that broadcast N that remains in contact with crop residue is subject to loss, probably through volatilization. Thus, fertilizer N applied in a conservation tillage system should be placed below the crop residue For application of phosphate, potash and other immobile nutrients our thinking needs to shift from broadcast to banded applications. Most ridge-till farmers place the band in the center of the ridge 4-6 inches deep in the fall of the soybean year. This deep band is used effectively by young corn plants and eliminates the need for starter fertilizer. Also, phosphate and potash rates can be reduced considerably with banding when compared with broadcast applications for conventional planting. Banding phosphate below the soil 3 to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota health care plans for nearly 70 years. With llans for individuals, groups and plans that work with you covered. Give me a (all for more information. Stolpman Bellingham 320-568-2101 BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Birthdays As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, September 24 Kristen Haglund, Sharon Dinnel Wells, Paulette Holme Weller, Jason Homan, Wayne Schoon, Sandra Bergeson, Dick Athey, Susanne Rausch, Shannon K. Conraads, Buddy Henneberg, David Henneberg, Heidi Sutton, Neal Block Wednesday, September 25 Onika Lindholm, Jo Anne Hasslen, Gayle Anderson, Kim Stodolski, Charisse Kottke Bohlman, Pearl Rebehn, Dawn Olson Swenson, Barbara Keizer, Tony Rice, Doug Fraasch, Richard Stodolski, Travis Swezey, Bryan Anderson Thursday, September 26 Suzanne Nolop Fangman, Stefanie Nolop Kuehnel, Brent Carter Hasslen, Chad Nelson, Amber Schneck, Riley Eli Nornes, Betty Rae Hausauer, Jeremy Johnson Friday, September 27 Kristine Burdick, Magniel Vietzke, Joseph Dale Brandt, Stephanie Jo Arndt Saturday, September 28 Katherine Wells, Corrine Scholberg Stevenson, Lukas Scott Backstrand, Suzann Harmening, Mary Anderson, Charlotte Athey, Paul Bolsis, Riley Ben Thompson Sunday, September 29 Mark Daniel Reiland, Lois Bergeson, Gina Jo George, Holly Renae Ellingson, Justin Leuthardt, Tina Athey, Joe McMahon, Karol Stotesbery, Samara Leger Cox, Conner Vietzke, Christina Thompson, David Dale Schrmck Monday, September 30 Verla Thomas, Jeffrey Conrad, Destiny Rice, Wilfred Adelman Tuesday, October 1 David John Leger, Jolene Diane Mitchell, Harland Hasslen, Brian BES STUDENTS, Paul Adelman, Ion Kirchberg, Matt Brehmer, Brian Belanger eating lunch on the gazebo at Stone Creek. BELLINGHAM'S BEARCAT BAND hit all the right notes at Thursday's elementary school parade in Bellingham. Sellin, Sharon Bogenreif, Aaron Knutson, Lori Kraemer, Alice Three on ballot Henneberg, Jay Mielitz, Lawrence Schmieg, Lindsey Dezotell, Andrew for Bellingham Klancke, Lael Jacobson UIIUUI IIJUCI/U Y Bridal'sfi6wet s6t for Heather Witlock An open house bridal shower for Heather Witlock, bride-to-be of Jason Henrich, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. at the St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. They are registered at Target, Herberger's, JoLee's Jewelry and Carlson Drug in Ortonville. Everyone is welcome. Three n{nes will appear on the Nov. 5 ballots, for the Bellingham School Board Election. The seats currently held by Richard Johnson, Timothy Henrich, and Glen Radermacher are set to expire on Dec. 31,2002. Johnson, Henrich, and Radermacher have filed for the above listed positions. All three terms of office, will be for four years. The polling places for this election, will be the Local Voting Halls, within the Bellingham School District. Absentee ballots will be available at the Lac qui Parle County Auditor's Office, from Oct. 6, 2002 through Nov. 4. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Bill George last Wednesday. There were three squares in attendance with guests from Sisseton and Peever. Don Piunkett from Huron will call on Wednesday, Sept. 25. On lunch committee are DeLores Whitehead, Hank and Dorothy Prasnicki. Upcoming dances: Oct. 2 Gene Hoffman, Oct. 9 Dennis Van Asch. Hey Kids! Come Join Moola Moola dh t yM'd ,q ,, " Clb an e Mone in ers vavln00,s u THE FUN WAY TO SAVE! ......... Moola Moola and his Money Minder sidekicks _ o teach kids about the world of money and saving. , ,/,J BENEFITS q .._..-  x h Teaches positive saving habits .,)1.., Z  x_p Great way to start saving for future educ',,tu,n /ff)' t x.j- , , "...y. [( Interest paid on all dollars 4@  i.....,/t" Great incentive items to encourage deposits  %, .._..,-[e j .L register and stamp sheet. Personal savings book, "-'7 . -"a't "h- Monthly newsletter  'k,.  7,-'g .N. ,, LOTTA FUN For Kids 12 & Under From the make.believe land of Lotta Loot MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP 21 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2568 Please Give Generously... United Appeal Fund October 1 3-26, 2002 It rive A VOLUNTEER FROM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE CALLING YOU SOON. c c <3 2002 I 00INDEPENDENT Page I1 III/