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Local student serving as Residential Assistant at BSU The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program at Bemidji State University is a freshman residential program designed to enhance the living, learning and social experience of first year students. The FYRE program offers students continual guidance by placing Residential Assistants (RAs) on every floor. Outside of enforcing university rules, RAs are there to answer any questions students may have. On of the BSU students participating in this prograrh is Emily Carlson of Big Stone City, SD. Carlson is a senior majoring in applied psychology. BSU's Residential Assistants provide a valuable service for the university's Residential Life Department as well as the students they help. SEPTEMBER 26, 2008, WAS A GLORIOUS FALL AFTERNOON. Later in the afternoon the homecoming parade would be rolling down Ortonville's main street. In historic Central Park, under the thick canopy of trees that were d.eveloppmg.their fa!l finery, local OHS. residents of the Class of '56 gathered for a picnic mncn and to remimsce, un,. oniy those trees could talk! Pictured from the left and around the table are Sandy Knippen, Evie Swigerd, Pat Spanton, Dee Strege, Annie Thompson, Dick Thompson, Verna Schultz, LloydChr|stopherson and Rick and Carolyn Kvidera. ual Merlin H. Wendland Merlin H. Wendland, age 64, of New London, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 15 at, his home in rural New London. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake near New London. A private burial was at the Bellingham Cemetery. Merlin Harold Wendland was born July 5, 1944 in Appleton, the son of Clifford and Lillian (Opp) Wendland. He grew up on the family farm and attended Bellingham High School, graduating in 1962. After graduating, he entered the National Guard and in 1964 took over the family farm. On Aug. 28, 1970, Merlin was united in marriage to Linda Johnson. They made their home rn rural Bellingham where they farmed and Merlin began selling seed for Gold Country Seed in 1991. They retired from farming in 1997, when they moved to Little Norway Lake near New London. Merlin continued to work as a district sales manager for Gold Country Seed until 2007. Merlin was a member of First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake and the American Legion in both Bellingham and New London. He enjoyed nature, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and spending time at the lake. He was known by family and friends as a natural salesman who worked hard as well as played hard. Merlin died on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at his home on Little Norway Lake surrounded by his family, at the age of 64, after a courageous battle against ALS. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Kim Wendland of Moorhead, Cheryl Adelman of New London, Tonya Wendland of Minnetonka, and Cory Wendland of New London; mother, Lillian Wendland of New London; grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Adelman; sister, Gail (Dale) Wendland of Cerritos, CA; and brother, Dennis (Marianne) Wendland of Arden Hills. Merlin was preceded in death by his father: sons. Kile and Dean and brother Wayne. Perry Nelson Perry Nelson, 56, of Breckenridge, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at his residence in l Breckenridge. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, with Pastor Mark M an n 1 n g officiating. Visitation was on Monday, Oct. I I 20, 2008 from 5 pm to 8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Perry was born on July 20, 1952 to Ted and Betty Nelson in Graceville. He was baptized and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. He was raised and attended school in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1970. After graduation he attended Canby Vo- Tech. He started working for Firestone in Clinton and transferred to the Firestone in Breckenridge in 1975. He was united in marriage to Barb Thomas on Oct. 21. 1972 in Ortonville. He worked for Firestone for a number of years and then went to work for Richland County Implement. In 1991, he began working for Don's Sportland for about 13 years. He was currently working for Victory Industries in Pelican Rapids. He was a member of Breckenridge Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, playing softball in his younger years, and hauling sugarbeets for the Matejcek's. In recent years he took up motorcycle riding. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Perry is survived by his wife, Barb Nelson, Breckenridge; his children: Bryan (Tammy Firchau) Nelson, Breckenridge, his children, Kendra and Riley; Cullen (Michelle) Nelson, Wahpeton, ND, their daughter, Olivia; Sara (Andy) Blaufuss, Breckenridge, their children, Landon and Erin; his mother, Betty Nelson, Clinton; his sister, Cindy (Donald) Follmer, Maplewood; his mother-in-law, Verla Thomas, Ortonville, sister-in-law Judie (Ed) Schaffer; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded by, his father. Ted Nelson: his brother, Gary Nelson; his sister, RaNae Nelson; and his father- in-law. CJ Thomas. Online guestbook at www.josephvertinandsons.com Check out our web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.com ) Great Fall Dealsl! *~Great New Floorplans! *~Free Whirlpool Appliancesl */Expanded Delivery Areal *~Energy Efficiency Package ,/Lennox Furnace Standardl Our GREEN Building Program Means Better Energy Efficiency And Better Value In An Earth-Friendly New Home! 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KALITOWSKI Incumbent O wliteqn, if any JUDGE 9 VOTE FOR ONE O ROGERM. KLAPHAKE Incumbent O wate~ ri any JUDGE 10 VOTE FOR ONE HARRIET LANSING Incumbent O write.n, ri any JUDGE 15 VOTE FOR ONE KEVIN G. ROSS Incumbent writeqn, d am/ 8TH DISTRICT COURT MICHELLE ISSENOORF JUDGE 7 VOTE FOR ONE KEITH JIBBEN ~ GLEN M. (JAKE) JACOBSEN