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Area news digest APPLETON-The Appleton and Milan Elementaries and the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in the Lac qui Parle Valley School District have posted 1998-99 enrollments. In the high school, total enrollment for grads seven through 12 is 674. Broken down they read: 7th - 100, 8th - 116, 9th - 104, 10th - 116, 11th - 112, 12th - 126. According to high school Principal Robert Glomstad, "the enrollment is down some compared to the past." In the Appleton Elementary, which now houses grades kindergarten through third grade, enrollment is 202. In the Milan Elementary, which is grades four through six, enrollment is 140. "The fourth grade is the largest elementary class with 59 students," stated the elementaries' Principal Alan Stoeckman, "and the smallest class is sixth grade with 31 students." BENSON-Jennie-O Foods will not use prison labor from Corrections Corporation of America to process turkey thighs in Appleton. Low unemployment rates caused a worker shortage at Jennie-O. "We physically do not have the people to work," Sather told Swift County Commissioners back in August. "We are currently 200 to 250 people short in the processing plants," Sather said. The plants need workers to process the 860 million pounds of turkey meat per year. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), owner of Prairie Correctional Facility (PCF) in Appleton, was working with Jennie-O to have turkey parts processed by inmates as part of the Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) program. The PIE program was designed not to displace private jobs, but rather provide prison labor for areas facing labor shortages. "I am disappointed," Hoyt Brill, warden at PCF said of the recent decision by Jennie-O. "We could have provided a great service for them." "It just didn't work out with our plans," according to Don Handahl, Vice President and consultant for Jennie- O. "It's not to say it wouldn't work out in the future," he added, "I wouldn't say never." TRACTORS DAWSON-The Dawson Boyd Group, LLC, a company made up of several local construction contractors from Dawson and Boyd, recently served Mayor Allan Schacherer with a summons and complaint involving the Dawson Armory-Library project completed last winter. The groups legal action involves the City, the EDA, the general contractor on the project, and several other contractors that have not been paid for their work on the project. The Dawson Boyd Group (DBG) alleges in the Complaint that the EDA's general contractor on the Dawson Armory-Library project (Westbrook Development, Inc.) has failed to fully pay DBG for work performed on the building. DBG also alleges that Westbrook Development required DBG to do a great deal of additional work on the project, for which DBG also has not been paid. Other claims involve the City's and EDA's failure to require performance and payment bonds from Westbrook, which DBG alleges the City and EDA are required to do under Minnesota law. If the Dawson Boyd Group is successful, they may be able to foreclose a 'mechanic's lien' against the property and become the new owners of the Armory-Library building. The minimum amount the group says they are owed is $152,343.54, but the Complaint indicates that DBG may be owed more than that. Big Stone City Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Big Stone City Senior Citizens will be meeting at the center on Tuesday, Oct. 6th for a potluck dinner and meeting, all seniors are welcomed to come and spend the day. Mrs. Lucille McFarland from Milbank and daughter Linda and Lorraine Schnaser had lunch at the Ortonville Golf Course Clubhouse on Thursday. Dennis Schnaser visited friends in Hutchinson for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. AlanRobertson of Sandpoint, ID were last weekend guests at the home of Mrs.-Oli.,ver Nolting. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loeschke attended the birthday celebr'tibn" of Mr. Loeschke's sister Hilda Brehmer of Bellingham. They were there Wednesday, Sept. 23rd for noon lunch and evening supper. Harry and Lily Loeschke took Lillian Ninneman along. The evening meal had ten guests. Saturday, Sept. 19th evening guests at the Scott and Ann Barnhardt home in Milbank in honor of Penny's 4th birthday were Leo and Darlene Barnhardt, Tom and Sandy Rice, Rick Barnhardt, Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt. and Aaron and Sharon Smith and Kaitlyn all of Big Stone. Leo and Darlene Barnhardt had supper Wednesday evening at the Matador for their 51st wedding anniversary. Naomi Sandli'n attended the Big Stone Horticulture society meeting Monday, Sept. 21st at Ruth Dittes' home. After the meeting the ladies viewed a video on growing grapes. l'%elve ladies were in attendance. Grace Van Hour and Eldora Nelson played bingo Tuesday at the Ortonville Senior Center. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Haight from Watertown visited Eldora Nelson Monday, Sept. 21 st. Dawn Morton and Sydney of Edina visited both grandmothers Eldora Nelson and Grace Van Hout on Tuesday. Eldora Nelson, Pearl Pepka and Grace Van Hout visited Sally Roggenbuck and Florence Trapp last Sunday. Paul and Janel Andrews flew from Boise, ID and arrived in Sioux Falls Sept. 18th to spend a week and a half with Janel's parents the Clifford Christensens. While here they made a Halloween display in the Christensen's lawn. Last Sunday afternoon guests at the Clifford Christensen home were Paul and Janel Andrews from Idaho and Jerry and Judelle Rothi of Canby, OR. Last Sunday evening dinner guests at the Frank and Clara Zeek home were Paul and Janel Andrews from Jerome, ID; Dr. and Mrs. James Alyea from Columbia, MO; Jerry and Judelle Rothi from Canby, OR; Sandy Christensen and children from Big Stone; and Clifford and Ileen Christensen of Big Stone. Thursday evening was Open House at the Big Stone School from 6:30 to 7:30. Big Stone School's girls basketball season has begun. Their first game was Friday afternoon at Grant Deuel with the 4th and 6th graders competing. Big Stone 4th graders lost their game, but the 6th graders won. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers enjoyed dancing to Jerry Junck with six and a half squares on Wednesday evening. There were guests from Carlin, NV, Cyrus, Morris, Madison, Montevideo and Herman and Peever, Sisseton and Watertown, SD. Dennis Mineau from Florissant, MO will call on Wednesday, Sept. 30th. The lunch committee is Verne and Bey Foss and Gene and Lois Spiering. Upcoming dancers are: Oct. 7th. Promotion Night with Ben Miller calling. Anyone interested in square dance lessons is invited to attend this dance. The Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Milbank high school lunchroom. Rosen news By Mrs. M,J. Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schuelke were Sunday, Sept. 20 evening visitors at the Jerome Kanthak home. ichael and Luke Fischer spent sevet'8,1 days at the home of their andpar Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd: Their parents Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fischer of Sleepy Eye were weekend guests and they returned home with them. Saturday visitors were Mrs. Larry Weiderhoeft and family and Mary Schwarz of New Ulm. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Selzer, Benjamin and Grace of Sioux City, IA spent several days at the home of Mrs. Joan Strei. Mrs. Strei had spent two weeks at the Selzer home. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Radermacher of Brookings, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rademacher of Aberdeen, Greg Rademacher of Watertown and fiancee Amy Stuckey of Aberdeen were weekend guests at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher. On Saturday evening, Sept. 19 they hosted a party at St. Joseph's School in honor of their parents 25th wedding anniversary. Mark Rademacher of St. Michael visited with relatives and attended the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher. Saturday dinner and afternoon guests at the Ralph Karels home were Mrs. Rob Markgrof and son and Sarah and Stephanie Karels of Paynesville. Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg accompanied Arnie Kirchberg and sons to Fargo on Sunday, Sept. 20 and visited with Mrs. Arnie Kirchberg at Merit Care Hospital. Seniors invited to learn about Prairie V rides Area Senior Citizens interested in learning more about the Prairie V Rides Bus are invited to attend an informational meeting at the Ortonville Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 1:15 p.m. A Prairie V representative will be at the Center to explain the bus service - what cities are services by it and how to go about scheduling a ride. You may also wish to eat at the Center on this day. Our menu will be scalloped potatoes with cut-up hotdogs, wax beans, and peaches and cream dessert. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kelzer and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ketchum enjoyed Sunday evening dinner at Club 7-75 in observance of Glen's birthday. Mrs. James Parker of Moorhead was honored at an open house shower in honor of their son Christopher Riley at Our Place Cafe on Saturday forenoon, Sept. 19. Gary Karels of Breckenridge spent the weekend at the Raymond Karels home. Mrs. Myra Schmieg returned home on Saturday, Sept. 19, after spending 10 days visiting with her daughter Sister Myra in Crookston, and at the Bill Wersch home in Winnipeg, Canada. 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