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Area news digest I I SISSETON, SD-U.S. Attorney James E. McMahon announced that a Sisseton, SD man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for counterfeiting offenses. Christopher Roozen, age 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 21, 2002 for attempting to pass a counterfeit obligation for the United States and making a counterfeit obligation of the United States. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Myles J. Devine on Sept. 6, 2002 in Aberdeen, SD and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine on each count. The charges are merely accusations and Roozen is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The investigation is being conducted by the United States Secret Service. Roozen was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set. MONTEVIDEO-A man found dead in a Hanley Falls gravel pit may have been beaten repeatedly before his death on a gravel road. The information about the death of Jeffrey Donald Barrett of Montevideo comes from a criminal complaint filed in District Court last Wednesday. Four men are charged in the 31-year-old man's death. Nicholas Jesse Barron, 20 of Barrett; Dustin Allen Vaughn, 18 of Montevideo; James Milton Jemming, 19 of Willmar and Ross Adam Saue, 19 of Montevideo were arraigned Tuesday in court. All four men are charged with two counts of second-degree murder - aiding and abetting, serious felonies with a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison. In addition, Vaughn, Jemming and Barron are charged with kidnapping - aiding and abetting. Bail was set at $500,000 for the four suspects. Barrett's body was found in a water- filled gravel pit in Yellow Medicine County on Sept. 7th. APPLETON-'Tm excited about being back home," were the opening comments of Daren Swenson, new warden at CCA/Prairie Correctional Facility. It all started in 1992 with the first academy class that responded to the opening of Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Swenson was among the first 157 employees who struggled through the first tough years of the facility. He commended both the community and the Appleton Prison Board for their bold outlook in building PCF. Since his start at PCF, Swenson has advanced his career moving on to Ohio, Oldahoma, Virginia and now back to Appleton as its warden. Today CCA has 343 employees, with an authorization of 386, starting from a payroll of $3.8 million in 1992 to today's $7.5 million annually. . MILAN-Sen. Paul Weilstone (D-MN) recently announced $69,552 in federal funding for the Milan Volunteer Fire Department. The funding was awarded as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Program at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These funds will be used for fire operations and firefighter safety training. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide $100 million in grants to fire departments nationwide this year to assist in local fire fighting prevention efforts. This grant is the fifth allocation of these funds under the program. Big Stone City Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Monthly potluck dinner and meeting will be held at the Big Stone City Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1 st. Mitchell Thielke and his two girls visitePeter and Pam Steinke 0n Oregon. They visited their two daughters and families in Idaho. They visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rothi in Oregon. While Clifford was there, he went Salmon fishing wi'[l'r'Jerry Rothi. Tuesday, Sept. 17th at the Baptist Church. They had a silent auction. A fun time was had by all. Arlin and Verna Angerhofer went to Benson Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15th to visit Arlin's sister Judy Giese. Adeline Overberg entertained.her circle from the Wilmot Church on Wednesday, Sept. 18th. It is a Bible Study Circle. Right now they are in the Book of John. There were seven from NQrthridg_e for the BoWl at St: :i6hh"S basement on Thursday, Sept. 19th. They recycled greeting cards then went to Mass. After Mass they came down to the basement and enjoyed a good potluck dinner. Monday afternoon, Sept. 16th Mother's in Christ prayer group met at Northridge. On Tuesday noon, Sept. 17th Harry people in attendance. Loeschke picked up Lily Loeschke Wednesday, Sept. 18th Jack and from the nursing home. They drove to Julie Maire Utley of Graceville were the Madison nursing home to visit afternoon visitors of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Sunday evening visitor Ralph and Lavina Loesehke was Jean Elsinger from Wilmot, SD. Clark Larson from Langford. SD was also a Sunday evening visitor. Over the week-end of Sept. 13th Arlyn and Barb Loeschke from St. Joseph, MO visited Arlyn's parents Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Eldora Nelson and Connie Voeltz went to Fairmount, ND on Tuesday, Sept. 17th to see Connie's brother Lynn Nelson and wife Carol. Then they went to Wahpeton, ND to see Stacie Boll and her family. Stacie is Connie's niece. Roger and Ann Loeschke visited Harry Loeschke on Tuesday, Sept. 17th. Leonard and Betty Smith from Gillette, WY visited Betty's mother Lauretta Mielitz over the week-end of Sept. 13th. While here, Betty attended her 40th school reunion in Ortonville. Clifford and Ileen Christensen returned home Tuesday night, Sept. 17th from a trip out to Idaho and Hertha Nitz. Hertha is Lily's sister. Town Walter was serving the birthday party for the month at the nursing hone. They got to meet a lot of old friends from Town Walter. They stopped to visit awhile at Hubert Redepennings of Madison to see where they had moved their new house. On Saturday evening, Sept. 21st Bill and Debbie Wiik visited Sally Roggenbuck at Northridge. New 2003 ,dd AW$ 800-554-6673 You'll get the best vehicle alignment! New 4-Wheel Alignment ] Machine ] We'll handle all your insurance work for you! Kevin's is the area most well equipped body shop with two frame machines! Towing with wrecker and roll back Major collision repair .Frame and suspension work Windshield repair and replacement LOCK YOUR IYS IN YOUR CAR? WE'LL GET THEM OUT! 320-839-3066 (,hop) 605"676-2457om,) KEVIN RAAF N. Minnesota St. Ononville, MN 56278 25th year in business at same location! Page 2b Open house for Smith's 25th event Children of Darrel and Florrie Smith invite you to an Open House Anniversary Reception in honor of their parents 25th Wedding Anniversary. The event will be held Sunday Sept. 29, 2002 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel Community Room in Milbank, SD. All friends and family are welcome to attend. No local invitations will be sent. Darrel and Florrie would appreciate your presence to help them celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Over 2 1/2 million in grants for rural schools Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) today announced $2.6 million in federal funding for small rural schools throughout the state of Minnesota. The funding provided in grants by the Department of Education Small Rural Schools Achievement (SRSA) initiative, will enable schools to improve academic learning centers and create innovative learning program. All schools receiving grants must have an average daily attendance of less than 600 students, located in countries with low population density, or are in an area defined as rural by the state of Minnesota. Funds may be used to improve academic achievement of disadvantaged children, enhance teacher and principal recruiting and training, strengthen language instruction for limited English proficient and immigrant students and promote safe and drug free schools. Schools to receive funds from this area include Ortonville, in the amount of $26,203; Clinton, in the amount of $15,780, and Bellingha, in the amount of $10,360.. Court report (Week of Sept. 10, 2002) ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. John Robert Tobin, Faribault, Speeding 44/30, Fined $45, Surcharge $5Court Costs $15. HIGHWAY PATROL Tony Lee Axtell, Prescott, AZ, Speeding 87/551 Fined $145. Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. BIG STONE CO. SHERIFF Doris Jean Redford, Big Stone City, SD, Speeding 45/35. Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Nicole Marie Hoffman. Beardsley, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. James Richard Tolbers, Pequot Lake, Speeding 69/551Expired Plates, Fined $60, Surcharge $70, Court Costs $30. Douglas Ray Smith, Aberdeen, SD, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. THESE CAPED CRUSADERS are ready for a Elementary School celebrated open house on included a parade and burger feed. THE BIG STONE LAKE AREA CKI LIMIT BANQUE Support Wetland Conservation >5:30 P.M. Social Hour >7:00 P.M. Su at The Matador Supper Club, Ortonviile, MN Tickets are available at Hasslen Construction Co., Collision & Glass, Jim & Sons Lumber, Sonny's, Shady Oak Realty and from Committee members. Hurry and buy your ticket! c,o,,. AUCTIONS P00ZES GREAT COUNTRY CAPTAIN, is shown  *' here as she nears the finish line at the Milbank Invitational on Good Fdends. . Good Times... Great Cause/ Sept. 12. " MY00ItY DUCKS UNLIMITED, I qCOLD WEATHER RULE NOTICE TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOI? IMPORTANT FUEL ASSISTANCE, COLD WEATHER DISCONNECT POLICY INFORMATION PLEASE READ CAREFULLY This notice informs Agralite Electric Cooperative members of their rights under the Minnesota Cold Weather Law 216B.097). This law provides that from October 15 through April 15 an electric cooperative cannot disconnect a residential payment if he meets all of the following conditioias: 1. The disconnection would affect the customer's primary heat source; and 2. The customer has declared an inability to pay on forms provided by the coop: and 3. The household income of the customer is less than 50% of the state median income, as documented by the customer to tl 4. The customer's account is current for the billing period immediately prior to October 15, or the customer has entered into and is reasonably current with payments under that schedule. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THATA CUSTOMER MUST MEETALL FOUR OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS IN t COVERED BY THE LAW. YOU MUST ACT PROMPTLY. If you choose not to assert your rights or choose not to enter schedule with the cooperative, your service may be disconnected. If you need help in paying your electric utility bill, you may qualify for state or federal fuel assistance. For application information, contact your local health and human services department or one of the community action ouncd PRAIRIE 5 CAC WEST CENTRAL CAC HEARTLAND C'P'C 320-269-7976 1-800-482-4805 320.235-0850 INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, ?