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I ferry across Lake Michigan. I Area news digest An00a00Ua,00a:;0000io300:,0000Sao00a r&apos;"e Sen Sams urges cong Barnhardt had supper at the Scott and MILBANK, SD-Criminal charges will result from an altercation between Milbank and Hamlin high school students here last week which culminated in a Hamlin County car being forced off the highway. Although there were no injuries in the ruckus on Sept. 29, charges are forthcoming, according to the Grant County States Attorney's Office. The incident followed the Hamlin and Milbank girls' basketball game. After some heated words were exchanged between Milbank and Hamlin students at at a local convenience store, the confrontation escalated until about 20 Milb.ank students in eight cars followed four Hamlin students' vehicles south out of town on Hwy. 15, said Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Swenson. About three miles south of town, one of the cars from Hamlin was forced off the road. No one was injured when the vehicle went into the ditch, said Deputy Swenson; no one was assaulted and no fights broke out. The car sustained some damage to the steering mechanism, Swenson said. A total of 12 Milbank young people were involved, said Swenson, who planned to turn in his report to the Grant County States Attorney's Office on Tuesday. Four MHS students were taken to Hamlin High School on Friday to make an apology to the students there. In addition to criminal charges, the Milbank students involved also faced disciplinary action from their school. APPLETON-Brian Mark Olson of Appleton celebrated his birthday early when he reeled in the $364,722 Quartermania MegaJackpot at Firefly Creek Casino. Olson, whose birthday was Oct. 13, came to the casino for a little self-prescribed stress relief and had "invested" less than $3 when the machine hit. He said he would spend his winnings on his kids, buy a new truck and take his in-laws to Vegas. SISSETON, SD-For many in northeastern South Dakota, a popular tradition in late September and early October is a trip through Sica Hollow to see the colorful explosion of color in the park's fall foliage. Dave Daberkow, area park manager, said the next couple weeks will be the best time to catch the colors at their peak. Once the first killing frost hits, Daberkow said the best colors will start to come out. "The sumac is red," he said, "and we are getting some yellow and some of the leaves are down - so the next two weeks are probably going to be as good as it's going to be." He is concerned that a big wind could damage this year's fall colors. Dry weather conditions are helping to put the trees into their winter hibernation before a sharp frost can bring the change to leaf colors. "Right now those leaf attachments to the trees are starting to weaken," said Daberko.w. In addition to Sica Hollow, Daberkow said the areas around Roy Lake and Nine Mile Lake also give great fall views including blue water, green and gold leaves. Big Stone City Ileen Christensen accompanied the Andrews to the Sioux Falls airport Sept. 30th for their return trip home. Visitors at the Clifford Christensen home last Saturday evening were Wimpy and Lyla Schmidt, Merlin and Jean Wirkus of Marietta, Martin and Elda Schmidt of Ortonville, Ralph and Lavina Loeschke, Frank and Clara Zeek, Edwin and Violet Grieppe, and Roger and Sandy Christensen and children all of Big Stone City. Cfiff, erd and Sandy both were celebrating their birthdays. Bob and Orla Onken recently returned from visiting their daughter in Cherry Hill, NJ. On the way they stopped at the Renaissance Festival near Minneapolis, visited a couple days with Don and Donna Onken, Rockford, IL and a couple days with Esther Boyce, Cissna park, IL. While in New Jersey Bob, Orla, Sue, and Sal drove into New York to attend the Broadway musical, Les Miserables. On the way home they enjoyed the beginning of the beautiful fall colors of the forests in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and also those in western Michigan before taking the Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Ada Herrmann was a coffee guest Thursday afternoon at. the Ervin Herrmann home. Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and Ada Herrmann were last Sunday luncheon guests at the Hazel Gibson home in Beardsley. Juanita Carlson, Arvin and Jennifer Mueller and Evelyn Zahnow were dinner guests on Sunday at the Robert Zahnow's to help Megan celebrate her birthday. Wade and Cindy Van Dover and family went to Sioux Fails last weekend to visit Mike and Chris (Binsfeld) and Ethan Thompson. They also spent time with Father Doug Binsfeld at the Festival of Life Celebration. Carol Bohlman stopped to visit Peter and Pam Steinke Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3rd. Pam Steinke's father Floris Thielke stopped to visit Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7th and 8th at the Peter Steinke home. Paul and Janel Andrews of Jerome, ID have been visiting at the Clifford Christensen home. Frank Zeek and NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election is to be held on November 3, 1998. The opening time and place for each Precinct located in Big Stone County is listed below. All polls statewide close at 8:00 p.m. EQLLIbLG_EL3 Akron Town Hall in Correll Artichoke Town Hall Big Stone Town Hall Mail Ballot Mail Ballot Ortonville Armory Ortonville Fire Hall Mail Ballot Otrey Town Hall Prior Town Hall Yellowbank Town Hall Agassiz Town Hall TIME 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 8:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 7:00 AM TOWNSHIP Akron Township Artichoke Township Big Stone Township *City of Odessa *Odessa Township City of Ortonville W-1 City of Ortonville W-2 *Ortonville Township Otrey Township Prior Township Yellowbank Township Agassiz Township *Please note that the polling place for non-registered mail ballot precincts is the County Auditor's Office. That at said Election the following matters will be voted upon: The election of two members of the School Board for the term of four years each to succeed: RON THOMPSON JAMES NELSON for which offices one application has been filed by or in behalf of candidate as follows: RON THOMPSON Dated: October 13, 1998 James A. Nelson, Clerk Independent School District No. 62 Wednesday afternoon Arvilla Bergseth of Ortonville and Janet Athey of Big Stone City xisited Darlene Barnhardt. Delores Bengtson was a dinne guest of Derek and Shelia Opitz of Milbank last Sunday evening. Sheila is Delores" granddaughter. Big Stone City senior citizens center news By Evelyn Zahnow, Secretary On Oct. 5th thirty three guests enjoyed dinner at the Center in Big Stone City. We enjoyed a pot luck dinner, meeting, cards and bingo. In the absence of our President Vice President Janice Wolf was in charge of our short business meeting. We sang happy birthday, had the pledge to the flag and table prayer. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved. A bill for garbage bags and playing cards was presented and paid. Evelyn and Geneve set our tables for Halloween theme. Janice and Eunice will set tables for the November meeting which will be held on the 2nd due to election held at the Center on the 3rd. Janet shared voting ballots with us and encouraged all South Dakota Citizens to vote. Evelyn had a couple of readings and our meeting adjourned. Cards and bingo were played. Many door prizes were drawn. School lunch Tuesday, Oct. 13 Breakfast: Fruit Punch, Egg McTrojan On A Bun, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Foot Long Hot Dog (5- 12), Hot Dog On A Bun (K-4), Chili & Onion (Optional), Tator Tots, Cole Slaw, Pineapple Tidbits, 1/2 Pint Milk Wednesday, Oct. 14 Breakfast: Peaches, Cinnamon Roll, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Sliced Turkey On A Bun, Baked Cheese Potatoes, Hot Peas or Pea Salad, Frosted Applesauce Bar, 1/2 Pint Milk Thursday, Oct. 15 MEA - No School Thursday, Oct. 16 MEA - No School Monday, Oct. 19 Breakfast: Apple'sauce, French Toast Bagel, Syrup, 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Choice of Dressing, Baked Apple Crisp, Dixie Cup (5-12), 1/2 Pint Milk Tuesday, Oct. 20 Breakfast: Apple Wedges, Long John, I/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Meat Balls in Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Swirl Pudding Pop, 1/2 Pint Milk INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY action on farm crisis Sen. Dallas Sams, (DFL-Staples) chair of the Senate's Agriculture and Ru<al Development Committee, last wees.nt letters to Minnesota con- gression"aLdelegation urging them to act quickly on the state's farm crisis before Congress recesses later this month. "During my visit to Washington last month I met with our congres- sional delegation and pressed the need for quick action at the federal level now," Sen. Sams noted. "We must take positive steps to deal with the cri- sis facing Minnesota farmers." Sams has outlined four initiatives Washington could implement that would help family farmers. "While in Washington I outlined a series of initiatives that would provide hope and stability to some of the state's farmers who have been hard hit by the deepening agriculture crisis," Sen Sams said. "I reiterated these sug- gestions in my correspondence to out Senators and Representatives." Sen. Sams suggests the following: * removal of the agricultural mar- keting loan rate caps: The current cap is set at 85 percent of the average commodity price. The cap prevents the loan from adjusting to market con- ditions. * an increase in the grain loan rate for dairy farmers: Currently, dairy farmers receive a lower loan rate for the corn grown for feed (silage or high-moisture corn). * providing indemnity for farm disaster victims: million federal disaster needs to be increased for ranchers across the * adoption of reporting policies at the The U.S. Senate's already adz "Passing this series the federal level would some elbow room this further action and more policy initiatives could be" when Congress ter." Sen. Sams said. immediately to stem more farmers are lost." Peterson gives thanks for respon on Canadian farm imports Responding to a letter from Rep. Doug Peterson, Gov. Arne Carlson on Tuesday sent additional state troopers . to Western Minnesota to beef up inspection of Canadian trucks bring- ing farm products in Minnesota. Meanwhile in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman announced the Clinton administration will open negotiations with Canada to resolve the spreading dispute over grain and livestock imports. "On behalf of all the people who called me with concerns about this, I want to thank the Governor for taking this step," said Peterson, of rural Madison. "He didn't go as far as South Dakota's governor did, but I'm hopeful this will at least slow down the flow of Canadian imports taking away markets from Minnesota farm- ers. I also want to thank Secretary Glickman for raising the profile of this issue in Washington and seeking negotiations with Canada." Gov. Carlson on Tuesday ordered the State Patrol to send three addition- al state troopers and 10 additional commercial vehicle inspectors to patrol Hwy 75 from Crookston to Madison. They will monitor Canadian trucks for proper livestock certifica- tion and weight limits. In Washington on Tuesday, USDA Chief Glickman announced that the Clinton Administration would start discussions with Canada over the surge of Canadian imports eliminate the barriers American farmers trying to ucts to Canada. Hwy 75 runs past peters south of Madison, and i. week he observed a virtually stream of Canadian trucU south. That, and calls from = ers, prompted him to write! the Governor asking for c "I want both federal " cials to take action to help U get a fair price for their 1 Peterson said. "Controlli will be a big part of that, we'll see progress soon  save our family farmers." 000000Anniversa ry - e w Dwect TV Satellite Price Break One Week Only $ Plus get 3 months of total choice silver programming free! 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