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/./, By JDK Perhaps you've heard or read about it already, or will read about it on our front page this week, that after months of trying to get details nailed down for the City to either buy or lease the former Minnwest Bank building from us for their city offices, now all of a sudden, out of the blue, the Council votes 4-3 to for- get all about the bank building and spend a goodly bundle of money to renovate an all-new complex on Highway 75 North. Really, we may be lucky the city decided not to pur- sue their plans with us, for there were so many strings attached for our con- tinued use of the basement, that we may have found ourselves out on the street. So lucky we might be? We do think, however that a guilty con- science must prevail in the minds of the four council members who voted yes for the move to the hill ... for they certainly did not keep faith with their constituents who at a public heating earlier this year voiced over- whelming disapproval with a "hill" move, and overwhelming approval for keeping the offices downtown! Doesn't public opinion mean any- thing?! "What a heart-break weekend it was if you're a Trojan, Gopher, or Viking fan. All their grid teams lost in the final minutes or sec- onds. As for the Vikes, we, re getting to wonder if they are as good as they think they are! ***** Have you heard the latest scheme for someone to become an overnight (or in reality, a 39-day) millionaire? CBS wants to make a millionaire out of a lone survivor in a 13-episode series planned for next summer. Today, producers will begin seeking 16 contestants from across the country. They will be flown to Borneo in the spring and marooned for 39 days on Pulau Tiga, an unin- habited, tropical-rain-forest island, with little more than the their own tire society, performing such tasks as building shelters, collecting food and engaging in carefully planned con- tests. In exchange, they'll win simple yet priceless comforts: pillows, soft drinks and the like. The contestants will be followed constantly by 10 camera crews and joined by indige- nous species, including six-foot mon- itor lizards and wild macaques, which tend to steal food. At the end of each hour-long episode (covering three days), the group will hold "trib- al councils" and vote to expel one member, who'll promptly be exiled from the island. This process of humiliation will go on until two remain; those previously ousted then choose which of the two wins the $1 million. Anyone game to be a contes- tant? Applications will be available at www.cbs.com. Entrants must be U.S. citizens and residents and at least 21 years old. :ORD MERCURY John Haukos Writes Friends While Serving In Kosovo John Haukos, Big Stone County Deputy Sheriff, who is on a leave of absence to serve with the peace-keep- ing forces in Kosovo, has written to friends, who share part of his letter with our readers: "I have been assigned to the PEC Region in NW Kosovo. I am assigned to the Station in PEC. The communi- ty has 80,000 people and was 80% destroyed. But these are hard-work- ing people and they are rebuilding quickly. The people have accepted us very well because we are Americans. There are only six officers in a town of 80,000! The military is taking care of a lot of it. There is no traffic law and the driving is a complete circus. One fatality a day in PEC. My patrol area is around the size of Big Stone County. Many little villages. Many are completely (100%) destroyed. "The area is beautiful. Pec lies at the base of the ALbanian Alps. A large portion of my AOR (Area of Responsibility) is in the Alps. It is absolutely breathtaking! I have been working the small villages, talking to town elders and others, establishing our presence. It has been exciting and interesting. The time has been going by much too fast. There is so much to do and so little time? Six of us Americans have rented a house. Very nice. We also have cows, 12 chickens on the place and this is within town! Anyway, this is the story in a nut- shell." John's address is: John Haukos, Kosovo Program, One Ridgmar Centre, 6500 West Freeway, Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76116. He stated it is very nice to hear from anyone at home. Peterson report By Rep. Doug Peterson, 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155 Route 3, Box 90, Madison, MN 56256 THE BIG MAN UNVEILS 'THE BIG PLAN' BUT IS THERE ROOM FOR SMALL TOWNS? Gov. Jesse Ventura on Tuesday unveiled the first element of "The Big Plan" - a strategy he says will change the direction of government in Minnesota. I was among the invited guests at his presentation in Mankato's Civic Center, and so was among the first to get a look at his proposals. I hoped this would mark a change in direction and bring more substance to his administration. He's gotten away with outrageous things because he is unconventional and we expect unconventional actions from him. But his comments against religion in Playboy magazine were insulting to people who feel religion is an important part of their lives. I hope he recognizes that the controversy over his statements is a sign that people want him to be governor, not an entertainer. People trusted him and gave him more leeway than any governor I can remember. Now he needs to live up to that trust by stopping the money-making sideshow and starting to do the hard work of governing. Reporters in Mankato dogged Gov. Ventura with questions about the Playboy interview, and he asked us to judge him by his work, not his interviews. OK, I'll take that challenge. Those of you with computers can, too: Read "The Big Plan" on the Internet at: www.mainserver.state.mn.us/governor /the big_planl.html. My judgment is that "The Big Plan" is a big disappointment. It reads much like a campaign brochure and a first attempt at getting "the vision thing" nailed down. I give him credit for taking a broad approach, in contrast to the narrow agenda of by legislative Republicans, who have focused on tax cuts and ignore everything else. I like that he unveiled this proposal in Greater Minnesota. Many of the principles he has outlined are certainly admirable. And I will be ready and willing to work with him when we get more details on what these proposals might mean to Rural Minnesota. But his presentation Tuesday was barren of specifics. Here's an example of what the plan contains. Under the heading of "High Student Achievement for All Students," the entire proposal is: "The team will examine, and make recommendations for, practices that support results- oriented learning which focuses on student achievement and aligns core systems." Huh? I was a teacher, and I'm not sure what this means, and this comes from a governor who says he wants to reduce bureaucracy. Under "Telecommunications as Economic Development" is the statement, "High technology start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures will be encouraged and supported by appropriate government actions, and development of a formal network of banking, legal, accounting, and investment mentoring services." It's easy to say what should be done; it's a lot harder to figure out how to get it done and that's what is lacking in "The Big Plan." What are the appropriate government actions" that will lead to the desired results? That's what the people of Minnesota hired Gov. Ventura to decide. What disturbs me most about this plan is what is not in it. It lacks any mention of how any of this applies to small rural communities. The rhetoric of the plan portrays Minnesota as a metro area surrounded by a small number of regional centers like Mankato, Willmar or Duluth. It's fine to talk about getting ready to e-commerce, but how will we make sure the networks reach Madison as well as Willmar? It's fine to talk about strategies for meeting transportation needs, but how will we pay to fix this winter's potholes in Highway 12? It's right to note that affordable housing is critical to development - but will this commitment extend to Ortonville or Appleton? The Big Plan is silent on these issues, and they are critically important to the future of Rural Minnesota. And if Gov. Ventura is willing to address rural issues, I will be the first one standing at his side. The Big Plan will be a big failure for Rural Minnesota if it is just another excuse to push us to the margin. Those of us in rural communities have a right to the same services and opportunities as people in the metro area or the regional centers. That's what I call "The Right to Be Rural." So I think Rural Minnesota should accept the Governor's challenge and judge him on his work. If his work results in our communities being left out or left behind, our decision should be simple. As always, I appreciate your comments on this or other state issues. You can reach me at home at R3, Box 90, Madison, MN 56256, telephone (320) 769-2453; or at my Capitol office, 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, telephone (651) 296- 4228. Computer users can send me e- mail at rep.doug.peterson@ house.leg.state.mn.us. Acts of kindness nominees needed Rep. Doug Peterson is inviting nominations of outstanding individu- als and groups from the West-Central Minnesota area for the 1999 "acts of Kindness Governor's Volunteer Award" program. "More than two million Minnesotans - nearly half of our state's population and including two out of three adults - do volunteer work of some kind every year," Peterson, of rural Madison, said. "This award pro- gram honors 16 outstanding volun- teers and volunteer groups from throughout the state who make a dif- ference in their communities." pleads to bUrglary Vernon Dale Leenerts, 46, of rural Ortonville, pleaded guilty to first degree burglary last week in Big Stone County Court for an incident earlier this year where Leenerts allegedly broke into his wife's home. According to court doccuments, the sentencing will be held Nov. 3 in Big Stone County Court, and could carry a maximum penalty in this case of up to seven years in jail. Creative sewing expo in February The Central Minnesota's Creative Sewing Expo VI will be held Saturday, Feb. 26th in Wadena. This annual event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and caters to home sewers throughout central Minnesota. For registration information, contact 1-800-450-3391 or check out the web page at "www3.extension.umn.edu/county/hu bbard/expo.html." Our Wildlife and Fish cannot survive unless our . ================================================= k, Please do yourpart. j' HAPPY k, 60th BIRTHDAY October 14th DAD! 7 Έ Love, Debbie, Dawn & Billy# People can obtain a nomination form through Rep. Peterson Capitol office. Send written requests to Peterson at 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, or call (651) 296-4228. Nomination forms are sub- mitted to the Office of citizenship and Volunteer services, which also admin- isters the selection process. The value of services provided by volunteers in Minnesota is estimated at $6.2 billion a year. That significant- ly reduces the demands for govern- ment services, and in the end reduces the burden on state and local taxpay- ers, Peterson noted. t ,il00Salvation Army Fall Kickoff The Salvation Army's Fall Kickoff will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Radio Shack in Ortonville. They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs for the event. A free will offering is asked to benefit the Salvation Army. M. Carl graduates Michelle Carl, a 1996 graduate of Ortonville High School graduated from Aaker's Business College in Fargo on Sept. 23rd, 1999. Michelle is the daughter of Chuck and Cheryl Carl of Correll. "This program is a small way of saying 'thank you' to the volunteer individuals and groups who make truly outstanding contributions to our community and our state," Peterson said. "In every corner of the state, we find hard-working men and women who freely give of their time and resources to help those who are in need, whether mentoring youth, par- ticipating in local and state govern- ment, performing chores for senior citizens, helping preserve our envi- ronment or providing a number of other services that help bring our communities together." Historical Soc. sets annual meeting Everyone is welcome to attend the annual meeting and banquet of the Big Stone County Historical Society on Tuesday, Oct. 19th, at 6:30 p.m. at Mallard Point Supper Club. Cost for meal and entertainment is $10 per person. The entertainment will be an appearance by "Babou", a French Canadian Fur Trader, personified by Don Felton, of Odessa. Reservations should be made by calling the Society at 839-3359 by Oct. 15th. Those traveling from the south part of the county can meet at the Museum at 5:30 p.m. to pool rides. al • Fenton Glassware • Yankee & Root Candles • Boyds Bears • Dept. 56 Villages • Heritage Lace & Curtains • Thymes Fragrances • Precious Moments • Adult-Children's Books • Russell Stover • Jelly Belly Candy • Landstrom's Black Hills Gold PLUS MUCH MORE! Friendly service, comfortable atmosphere. A spectacular line of gifts and collectibles. Registered in our Bridal Registry Jeanette Knip & Tom Dew NOV. 16, 1999 CARTWRIGHT DRUG & GIFTS Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone (320) 839-6102 We're worth the drivel Big Stone County Board to raise civil process An increase in the civil process fees for the Big Stone County Sheriff's Department was passed at the regular meeting of the Big Stone County Board last Tuesday. According to Big Stone County Sheriff Joe Berning, tee increases for civil processes by the department were in order, including an increase to $30 for returns of no service from the original $20 fee. Berning also about call time stating since John leave of absence, the had been subject to Following discussion, voted to divide the Haukos had been earnin between the other David Hills and Brian increased time. until iiiii::.';i;"i" $:t:::::: }:.i::: : i!;if,; :",". ....... .... 1992 Ford F150 4x4 XLT Super Cab 2000 Ford 2.0L 16 valve, Auto, PW, Air, CD, Sport Group. Come in and test drive the 302 V8, Auto, PW, PL, Cruise, Tilt, Air, Very Nice MILBANK FORD...WHERE YOU GET SERVICE AFTER Call Us Toll Free For A Deal - "Working hard to earn Milbank Ford & West Hwy. 12 • Milbank, SD SUMMER SALES HOURS: M-F 8-6, Thurs 8-8, Sat 8-12 October is NATIONAL POPCORN MONTH, and Mark Nypen everyone for patronizing The Popcorn Kernel. Your support really appreciated. The Popcorn Kernel will be open as long hopes to be back next spring. POPCORN FACTS: • :" In 1621 an Indian named Quadequina presented popcorn to Pilgrims at! Thanksgiving feast. It became a token of goodwill and was used at between colonists and Indians. • :- Early Indians believed a tiny demon inside each kernel made the corn know that the moisture content a.tms to steam which explodes the a.. Popcorn is a whole grain, adding fiber to your diet. Popcorn made withd about 40 calories per cup. Mark invites you to celebrate National Popcorn Month with a big bag popcorn from THE POPCORN KERNEL. FALL HOME ACCENTS OPEN HOUS October 18, 1999 Monday, 6:30-8:00 PM ,@ • Decorative Candles i • Vast Variety of Arc " REFRESHMENTS • LIVE MUSIC * GIFT BASKET i ooo, . Largest Furniture and • Accent Store in Northeast South Dakota Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) Per Lb. I Pioneer, Award Winning - per' DELl ._ [ COUNTRY RING TUR00SY .................... q00.99 s,us We are your Wild Game Processing Bear • Deer • Moose • Antelope Hurry in with your custom beef and hog processing before LET PIONEER CATER THAT SPECIAL EVENT Anniversaries ° Weddings • Reunions • Business Page 2  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, oct. /./, By JDK Perhaps you've heard or read about it already, or will read about it on our front page this week, that after months of trying to get details nailed down for the City to either buy or lease the former Minnwest Bank building from us for their city offices, now all of a sudden, out of the blue, the Council votes 4-3 to for- get all about the bank building and spend a goodly bundle of money to renovate an all-new complex on Highway 75 North. Really, we may be lucky the city decided not to pur- sue their plans with us, for there were so many strings attached for our con- tinued use of the basement, that we may have found ourselves out on the street. So lucky we might be? We do think, however that a guilty con- science must prevail in the minds of the four council members who voted yes for the move to the hill ... for they certainly did not keep faith with their constituents who at a public heating earlier this year voiced over- whelming disapproval with a "hill" move, and overwhelming approval for keeping the offices downtown! Doesn't public opinion mean any- thing?! "What a heart-break weekend it was if you're a Trojan, Gopher, or Viking fan. All their grid teams lost in the final minutes or sec- onds. As for the Vikes, we, re getting to wonder if they are as good as they think they are! ***** Have you heard the latest scheme for someone to become an overnight (or in reality, a 39-day) millionaire? CBS wants to make a millionaire out of a lone survivor in a 13-episode series planned for next summer. Today, producers will begin seeking 16 contestants from across the country. They will be flown to Borneo in the spring and marooned for 39 days on Pulau Tiga, an unin- habited, tropical-rain-forest island, with little more than the their own tire society, performing such tasks as building shelters, collecting food and engaging in carefully planned con- tests. In exchange, they'll win simple yet priceless comforts: pillows, soft drinks and the like. The contestants will be followed constantly by 10 camera crews and joined by indige- nous species, including six-foot mon- itor lizards and wild macaques, which tend to steal food. At the end of each hour-long episode (covering three days), the group will hold "trib- al councils" and vote to expel one member, who'll promptly be exiled from the island. This process of humiliation will go on until two remain; those previously ousted then choose which of the two wins the $1 million. Anyone game to be a contes- tant? Applications will be available at www.cbs.com. Entrants must be U.S. citizens and residents and at least 21 years old. :ORD MERCURY John Haukos Writes Friends While Serving In Kosovo John Haukos, Big Stone County Deputy Sheriff, who is on a leave of absence to serve with the peace-keep- ing forces in Kosovo, has written to friends, who share part of his letter with our readers: "I have been assigned to the PEC Region in NW Kosovo. I am assigned to the Station in PEC. The communi- ty has 80,000 people and was 80% destroyed. But these are hard-work- ing people and they are rebuilding quickly. The people have accepted us very well because we are Americans. There are only six officers in a town of 80,000! The military is taking care of a lot of it. There is no traffic law and the driving is a complete circus. One fatality a day in PEC. My patrol area is around the size of Big Stone County. Many little villages. Many are completely (100%) destroyed. "The area is beautiful. Pec lies at the base of the ALbanian Alps. A large portion of my AOR (Area of Responsibility) is in the Alps. It is absolutely breathtaking! I have been working the small villages, talking to town elders and others, establishing our presence. It has been exciting and interesting. The time has been going by much too fast. There is so much to do and so little time? Six of us Americans have rented a house. Very nice. We also have cows, 12 chickens on the place and this is within town! Anyway, this is the story in a nut- shell." John's address is: John Haukos, Kosovo Program, One Ridgmar Centre, 6500 West Freeway, Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76116. He stated it is very nice to hear from anyone at home. Peterson report By Rep. Doug Peterson, 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155 Route 3, Box 90, Madison, MN 56256 THE BIG MAN UNVEILS 'THE BIG PLAN' BUT IS THERE ROOM FOR SMALL TOWNS? Gov. Jesse Ventura on Tuesday unveiled the first element of "The Big Plan" - a strategy he says will change the direction of government in Minnesota. I was among the invited guests at his presentation in Mankato's Civic Center, and so was among the first to get a look at his proposals. I hoped this would mark a change in direction and bring more substance to his administration. He's gotten away with outrageous things because he is unconventional and we expect unconventional actions from him. But his comments against religion in Playboy magazine were insulting to people who feel religion is an important part of their lives. I hope he recognizes that the controversy over his statements is a sign that people want him to be governor, not an entertainer. People trusted him and gave him more leeway than any governor I can remember. Now he needs to live up to that trust by stopping the money-making sideshow and starting to do the hard work of governing. Reporters in Mankato dogged Gov. Ventura with questions about the Playboy interview, and he asked us to judge him by his work, not his interviews. OK, I'll take that challenge. Those of you with computers can, too: Read "The Big Plan" on the Internet at: www.mainserver.state.mn.us/governor /the big_planl.html. My judgment is that "The Big Plan" is a big disappointment. It reads much like a campaign brochure and a first attempt at getting "the vision thing" nailed down. I give him credit for taking a broad approach, in contrast to the narrow agenda of by legislative Republicans, who have focused on tax cuts and ignore everything else. I like that he unveiled this proposal in Greater Minnesota. Many of the principles he has outlined are certainly admirable. And I will be ready and willing to work with him when we get more details on what these proposals might mean to Rural Minnesota. But his presentation Tuesday was barren of specifics. Here's an example of what the plan contains. Under the heading of "High Student Achievement for All Students," the entire proposal is: "The team will examine, and make recommendations for, practices that support results- oriented learning which focuses on student achievement and aligns core systems." Huh? I was a teacher, and I'm not sure what this means, and this comes from a governor who says he wants to reduce bureaucracy. Under "Telecommunications as Economic Development" is the statement, "High technology start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures will be encouraged and supported by appropriate government actions, and development of a formal network of banking, legal, accounting, and investment mentoring services." It's easy to say what should be done; it's a lot harder to figure out how to get it done and that's what is lacking in "The Big Plan." What are the appropriate government actions" that will lead to the desired results? That's what the people of Minnesota hired Gov. Ventura to decide. What disturbs me most about this plan is what is not in it. It lacks any mention of how any of this applies to small rural communities. The rhetoric of the plan portrays Minnesota as a metro area surrounded by a small number of regional centers like Mankato, Willmar or Duluth. It's fine to talk about getting ready to e-commerce, but how will we make sure the networks reach Madison as well as Willmar? It's fine to talk about strategies for meeting transportation needs, but how will we pay to fix this winter's potholes in Highway 12? It's right to note that affordable housing is critical to development - but will this commitment extend to Ortonville or Appleton? The Big Plan is silent on these issues, and they are critically important to the future of Rural Minnesota. And if Gov. Ventura is willing to address rural issues, I will be the first one standing at his side. The Big Plan will be a big failure for Rural Minnesota if it is just another excuse to push us to the margin. Those of us in rural communities have a right to the same services and opportunities as people in the metro area or the regional centers. That's what I call "The Right to Be Rural." So I think Rural Minnesota should accept the Governor's challenge and judge him on his work. If his work results in our communities being left out or left behind, our decision should be simple. As always, I appreciate your comments on this or other state issues. You can reach me at home at R3, Box 90, Madison, MN 56256, telephone (320) 769-2453; or at my Capitol office, 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, telephone (651) 296- 4228. Computer users can send me e- mail at rep.doug.peterson@ house.leg.state.mn.us. Acts of kindness nominees needed Rep. Doug Peterson is inviting nominations of outstanding individu- als and groups from the West-Central Minnesota area for the 1999 "acts of Kindness Governor's Volunteer Award" program. "More than two million Minnesotans - nearly half of our state's population and including two out of three adults - do volunteer work of some kind every year," Peterson, of rural Madison, said. "This award pro- gram honors 16 outstanding volun- teers and volunteer groups from throughout the state who make a dif- ference in their communities." pleads to bUrglary Vernon Dale Leenerts, 46, of rural Ortonville, pleaded guilty to first degree burglary last week in Big Stone County Court for an incident earlier this year where Leenerts allegedly broke into his wife's home. According to court doccuments, the sentencing will be held Nov. 3 in Big Stone County Court, and could carry a maximum penalty in this case of up to seven years in jail. Creative sewing expo in February The Central Minnesota's Creative Sewing Expo VI will be held Saturday, Feb. 26th in Wadena. This annual event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and caters to home sewers throughout central Minnesota. For registration information, contact 1-800-450-3391 or check out the web page at "www3.extension.umn.edu/county/hu bbard/expo.html." Our Wildlife and Fish cannot survive unless our . ================================================= k, Please do yourpart. j' HAPPY k, 60th BIRTHDAY October 14th DAD! 7 Έ Love, Debbie, Dawn & Billy# People can obtain a nomination form through Rep. Peterson Capitol office. Send written requests to Peterson at 287 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, or call (651) 296-4228. Nomination forms are sub- mitted to the Office of citizenship and Volunteer services, which also admin- isters the selection process. The value of services provided by volunteers in Minnesota is estimated at $6.2 billion a year. That significant- ly reduces the demands for govern- ment services, and in the end reduces the burden on state and local taxpay- ers, Peterson noted. t ,il00Salvation Army Fall Kickoff The Salvation Army's Fall Kickoff will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Radio Shack in Ortonville. They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs for the event. A free will offering is asked to benefit the Salvation Army. M. Carl graduates Michelle Carl, a 1996 graduate of Ortonville High School graduated from Aaker's Business College in Fargo on Sept. 23rd, 1999. Michelle is the daughter of Chuck and Cheryl Carl of Correll. "This program is a small way of saying 'thank you' to the volunteer individuals and groups who make truly outstanding contributions to our community and our state," Peterson said. "In every corner of the state, we find hard-working men and women who freely give of their time and resources to help those who are in need, whether mentoring youth, par- ticipating in local and state govern- ment, performing chores for senior citizens, helping preserve our envi- ronment or providing a number of other services that help bring our communities together." Historical Soc. sets annual meeting Everyone is welcome to attend the annual meeting and banquet of the Big Stone County Historical Society on Tuesday, Oct. 19th, at 6:30 p.m. at Mallard Point Supper Club. Cost for meal and entertainment is $10 per person. The entertainment will be an appearance by "Babou", a French Canadian Fur Trader, personified by Don Felton, of Odessa. Reservations should be made by calling the Society at 839-3359 by Oct. 15th. Those traveling from the south part of the county can meet at the Museum at 5:30 p.m. to pool rides. al • Fenton Glassware • Yankee & Root Candles • Boyds Bears • Dept. 56 Villages • Heritage Lace & Curtains • Thymes Fragrances • Precious Moments • Adult-Children's Books • Russell Stover • Jelly Belly Candy • Landstrom's Black Hills Gold PLUS MUCH MORE! Friendly service, comfortable atmosphere. A spectacular line of gifts and collectibles. Registered in our Bridal Registry Jeanette Knip & Tom Dew NOV. 16, 1999 CARTWRIGHT DRUG & GIFTS Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone (320) 839-6102 We're worth the drivel Big Stone County Board to raise civil process An increase in the civil process fees for the Big Stone County Sheriff's Department was passed at the regular meeting of the Big Stone County Board last Tuesday. According to Big Stone County Sheriff Joe Berning, tee increases for civil processes by the department were in order, including an increase to $30 for returns of no service from the original $20 fee. Berning also about call time stating since John leave of absence, the had been subject to Following discussion, voted to divide the Haukos had been earnin between the other David Hills and Brian increased time. until iiiii::.';i;"i" $:t:::::: }:.i::: : i!;if,; :",". ....... .... 1992 Ford F150 4x4 XLT Super Cab 2000 Ford 2.0L 16 valve, Auto, PW, Air, CD, Sport Group. Come in and test drive the 302 V8, Auto, PW, PL, Cruise, Tilt, Air, Very Nice MILBANK FORD...WHERE YOU GET SERVICE AFTER Call Us Toll Free For A Deal - "Working hard to earn Milbank Ford & West Hwy. 12 • Milbank, SD SUMMER SALES HOURS: M-F 8-6, Thurs 8-8, Sat 8-12 October is NATIONAL POPCORN MONTH, and Mark Nypen everyone for patronizing The Popcorn Kernel. Your support really appreciated. The Popcorn Kernel will be open as long hopes to be back next spring. POPCORN FACTS: • :" In 1621 an Indian named Quadequina presented popcorn to Pilgrims at! Thanksgiving feast. It became a token of goodwill and was used at between colonists and Indians. • :- Early Indians believed a tiny demon inside each kernel made the corn know that the moisture content a.tms to steam which explodes the a.. Popcorn is a whole grain, adding fiber to your diet. Popcorn made withd about 40 calories per cup. Mark invites you to celebrate National Popcorn Month with a big bag popcorn from THE POPCORN KERNEL. FALL HOME ACCENTS OPEN HOUS October 18, 1999 Monday, 6:30-8:00 PM ,@ • Decorative Candles i • Vast Variety of Arc " REFRESHMENTS • LIVE MUSIC * GIFT BASKET i ooo, . Largest Furniture and • Accent Store in Northeast South Dakota Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) Per Lb. I Pioneer, Award Winning - per' DELl ._ [ COUNTRY RING TUR00SY .................... q00.99 s,us We are your Wild Game Processing Bear • Deer • Moose • Antelope Hurry in with your custom beef and hog processing before LET PIONEER CATER THAT SPECIAL EVENT Anniversaries ° Weddings • Reunions • Business Page 2  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, oct.