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STATE FAIR BEEF HERDSMANSHIP team placed first in Division I. Left to right Danielle Karsky, Kristen Morrill, Alexis Danielson, and Kirstin Koch. In front are Kendra and Melissa Chase. year's school levy cut Souba also discussed.We begin the year with to learn 617 students K thru 12, with 91 more tax levy will be from Big Stone and 67 from by 606,774.23 to Bellingham, for a 775 total. Last year was reported at the we began with 635 in K thru 12, 106 of the from Big Stone and 76 from by superin- Bellingham. The total was 817 last year. numbers were An anticipation certificate low bid Body Shop Collision Repair VEHICLE & Painting Clatrns Guaranteed! One mile north of Ortonvllle on Hwy. 7 (next to Sioux Historic Pavilion) of 19,193.78 was approved from U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray of Minneapolis. Other bids were 22,175.34 and 24,155.56. This bid furnishes operat- ing capital for the coming year. A group of teachers asked for board approval of a concept stressing increased respect for school property by students and staff. No resolution was made, but general approval was expressed. Consent items were approved and September bills ordered paid in the amount of 485,836.36 Federated Telephone and Vertical Solutions were allowed access to school build- ings and property to install and repair equipment. The tuition agreement with Bellingham was also talked about. Finally, it was proposetl to approve a report on state tests given to Ortonville students. Unfortunately the report had not yet been sent from St. Paul, so it could not be looked at or discussed by the board. Approval was given to the report sight unseen any- way. As the superintendent stated afterward, "by law the report must be published locally by October Ist, and sent back to St Paul by the tl5th." Obviously the local board h no other choice under current law. o00iNDEPt NDENT 897 Voters at Polls in Primary; District #2 has 46 % Turnout A total of 897 voters went to the polls in Big Stone County at last Tuesday's Primary election, accord- ing to the Auditor's office. This rep- resents 27 percent of the county's registered voters. However, in District #2, where there was a contest for the Commissioner seat, 243 votes were cast, or 46% of the registered voters. In that District, Wade Athey was the leading vote getter with 168 votes, followed by Jeanne Krueger, incumbent, with 149 votes. Richard Stielow had 14 votes, and eight voted for Ann Sibson. Sibson had earlier indicated she had withdrawn as a can- didate but her name still appeared on the ballot. The vote count by precincts in District 2 were as follows: Beardsley - Stielow - 2; Athey - 34; Krueger - 41; Sibson - 6. Big Stone Twp. - Stielow - 0; Athey - 15; Kxueger- 31, Sibson - 1. Browns Valley Twp. - Stielow - 7, Athey - 36; Krueger- 31; Sibson - 0. Foster Twp. - Stielow - 4; Athey - 19; Krueger- 15; Sibson - 0. Prior Twp. - Stieiow - 1; Athey - 42; Krueger - 20; Sibson - 0. Toqua Twp. - Stielow - 0; Athey - 17; Krueger - 11; Sibson - 0. Barry - Stielow - 0; Athey - 5; Krueger - 0; and Sibson - 1. OTHER RACES Big Stone County voters cast 469 votes for Paul Wellstone in the U.S. Senate race on the DFL Ballot; while Norm Coleman received 260 on the Republican ballot. In the Governor/Lt. Governor race, the Moe/Sabo ticket received 429 votes on the DFL ticket; the Pawlenty/Molnaw ticket received 229 votes on the Republican side; and the Penny/Robertson ticket received 50 votes on the Independent ballot. On the State Senate tickets, DFL'er Gary Kubly received 396 votes and Republican Harper received 321. For State Representative DFL'er Aaron Peterson received 430 votes, tom- pared to Republican Moen's 238. For U.S. Representative, 7th District, Collin Peterson received 466 votes on the DFL ticket in Big Stone County, while Dan Stevens received 237 on the Republican side. The voter count in local precincts are as follows: Akron Twp. - 26 votes Almond Township - 23 votes Artichoke Twp. - 26 votes Barry - 6 votes Big Stone Twp. - 45 votes Browns Valley Twp. - 75 votes Beardsley - 83 votes Clinton - 54 votes Correll - 13 votes Foster Twp. - 39 votes Graceville- 77 votes Graceville Twp, - 8 votes Johnson - 6 votes Malta Twp. - 26 votes Moonshine Twp. - 29 votes Odessa - 31 votes Odessa Twp. - 32 votes Ortonville - 167 votes Ortonville Twp. - 27 votes Otrey Twp. - 17 votes Prior Twp. - 84 votes Toqua Twp. - 28 votes % In a community effort to flght Alzheimer's... Memory Walk 2002 is co-sponsored by Ortonville Area Health Services, Beverly Heaithcare/Park Place and St. William's Nursing Home "COME WALK WITH US" I Saturday, Sept. 28 I0:00 AM Lake Farley's Walking Path Milbank, SD 10:00 AM - Registration 10:30 AM - Walk Begins 11:15 AM - Picnic, Prizes and Entertainment Ortonville Area Health Services Y'n McCrea 320-839-4112 Beverly Hethcare/Park Place Jeanne Ward 605-432-4556 St. William's Nursing Home Gloria Crist 605-432-3156 Pledg'e forms also available at various local stores!