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a heart" "] "Ncor,00 Eper,n00.L.,,Comr,.,uEn,y " N D E N T O A.S.S.I.S.T. 00, o,,, 10.19"02 ;',;;7 B S LAKE HOCKEY S Je, Ull! Ten Thousand Oollars and 00 Cents AREA FROM NHL. Big Stone Lake Area Hockey was among two youth programs in the with a $10,000 grant in recognition of the programs' work with youth interested in hock- SChool so honored was Edison High School in Mpls. The checks were presented at the Excel In St. Paul last Saturday night just prior to the Minnesota Wild-Detroit Red Wings hockey out the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game in Minnesota. Presenting the O'Ree of the NHL, who played for the Boston Bruins from 1958 to 1961. He's shown at the check from Ortonville were those shown in above photo. Back row, left to and Aaron Knutson, Board members of BSLAH. In front are three young members of . Craig Schlimme, (son of Trish), Isaac Knutson (son of Aaron), and Riley Blake, grandson of let. Krueger to race in CommlssionerDistrict 2 and Barry of Toqua, Prior, Browns Valley polls Tuesday, they want to fill Commissioner Athey incumbent Jeanne Krueger and Wade Athey. The two ran against each other four years ago for the same position in what was one of the closest races in history. Krueger won the election by only one vote. Athey is a dairy farmer and lives on a farm in Prior Township with his wife Vicki and children Justin, 8 and Kaylee, 2 1/2. Krueger and her husband Richard are farmers near Beardsley. They have four children Brian, Sarah, Holly and Sheila. The Ortonville Independent and Northern Star came up with three questions and asked each candidate to respond in their own views. Question #1: What do you feel is the most important issue facing Big Stone County? for food set this Saturday . Big Stone City Boy in the campaign spon- of America. Ortonville's Boy will be collecting for the Big Stone to fill plastic items such chili, canned fish and and cereal. collecting bags and Big Stone City, SD this Saturday, Oct. 26. Filled bags should be placed curbside or in plain view outside front doors, or on the door knobs by 10 a.m. that morning. Rural route residents should bring their bags to Steve Wandersee's house at 554 Minnesota SL N, in Ortonville. If your bag is missed, please take it to the Wandersee residence or bring it to the food shelf bank in OrtonviUe, using the alley entrance in the base- ment of the Center Mall. Items which are perishable, frozen or in glass can- not be accepted. Question #2: Why would you be (Continued on page 2) Scouts to sell fruit, cheese meat Ortonville Boy Scouts will be selling fruit, cheese and sausages again this year. If you would like to order, you may contact Eric Anderson, Ryan Wandersee, Kirby Athey, J.T. Gregory, Steve Wandersee or Pat Collins. Also Michael Papasso, Isaac Oakes, "Fate Messmer, Charlie Taffe, Nick Giese, Nathan Gunnink and Tom Rausch. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDSI OCTOBER 27 J Don't forget to set your dock backl I (Saturday evening) on TV Wednesday reet Smarts' program on KTTW 17 at 10 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. Kim, is now student teaching in the Kryene School District and will be graduating with her Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix. She is the daughter of Marilyn and Peter Karels and the granddaughter of Rex George of Ortonville. Benefit set for ambulance service a hot pursuit. from Chandler, of Ortonville High to Arizona after of Science Northern State 'A " xs/Radius night unexpectedly for the first once-in-a-lifetime was fun meeting Good Morning a fun part of my kids and grand- COntestant on Street Wednesday, Oct. KSTC 45 at 6 an catch it A benefit for new equipment for the O-tonville Ambulance Service will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Big Stone Legion. Roast pork sandwiches, baked beans and scalloped potatoes will be served. A free will offering will be received. Commissioners sign contract to buy Schreiner law building office space The biggest item on the agenda at last Tuesdays' Big Stone county com- missioner's meeting was the purchase of R. D. Schreiner's law office build- ing. Details of the agreement remain essentially unchanged from the meet- ing two weeks ago. The price of the building is approximately $75,000 to be paid at $600 per month for five years interest free. The balance is due at the end of five years. Chairman Dick Lane signed the contract on behalf of the county. The vote was unanimous. The commissioners agreed that the price and location of the building represent- ed the best solution to the office space problems the county is encountering. County Attorney, Bill Watson, reported back to the commissioners about the Minnesota Community Capital Fund that was discussed at the previous commissioners meeting. In addition to the $25,000 that would be put into a pool with other communities for loans, 5 percent of the each loan's value would also be paid into the pool. The county, in cooperation with Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG), would be responsi- ble to make this payment. Even though this money would be returned after a period of ! 2 months, it could be a significant amount of money to come up with for a large loan. Watson had been in contact with Roger Bird, who is representing BSAG. Because of the additional money that would be necessary to par- ticipate in the program, Bird said BSAG would rather participate in a similar program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Big Stone County Sheriff, Joe Beming, intormed the commissioners of a $75,000 grant the county received for the 911 program. He also spoke of the upgrade to "geo-cll." This system would allow precis positioning of / cell phone emergency calls. The cost of the program is $10,200. Mary Ann Ulrich and Sgt. John Meyer were present to discuss the county obtaining a canon from the National Guard. The canon that is available is one that was in use by the guard from the 1960's through the early 1990's. The commissioners wanted to see pictures or drawings. There also was discussion of where it should be placed. Two options discussed were the c0urthbuse grounds and the coun- ty museum. Sgt Meyer said there was no cost to the canon, but there might be a cost for transportation. He would look into this further and report back to the commissioners. County Environmental Officer Darren Wilke was on hand to discuss the subdivision controls ordinance. A few items being proposed are a 66 foot right of way for new roads with a minimum 24 foot road surface. The 66 foot right of way would allow a road to be eligible to receive gas tax money for maintenance. ,'Check out our web site at ) TALK ABOUT A SMALL WORLDI Pictured here are two former Ortonviile residents who are patients today at Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell, near St. Cloud. Just by coincidence, the two have ended up sharing the same room together. At left is Kent Bolsta, who has spent a lifetime in advertising and promotions, recently of St. Cloud, and at right is Jack Loula, who has spent a lifetime in the grocery business, having owned and operated Loula's Red Owl in Ortonville for about 30 years. First annual Fall Bonanza Days set for Oct. 24, Nov. 1 and 2 Bonanza Education Center invites everyone to the first annual 2002 Fall Bonanza Days, held from 9:30 am - 3 pm on both Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Nov. 1 and from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the. BEC build- ing in Big Stone Lake State Park, Bonanza Area. Festival coordinators have planned a fun-filled day for families of all sizes and children of all generations. There will be hands-on activities guided by skilled and knowledgeable craftspeople and historical inter- preters. The following is a list of the pre- senters who will lake part in the festi- val. Frontier Firearms and Weapons, Bob Beasley; Outdoor Cooking / Quilting, Carol Beasley; Keel Boating Golf course non-profit meet Oct. 29 on the Missouri and Mississippi, Ed Evenson; Frontier Soldiering, Paul Winkler; Journey of Discovery: Merriweather Lewis, Dave Huebner; The Weaver of Wool, April Becker; Ojibwa Snowshoe Making, Matyas Sundheim; Spinning the Wool, Mary Ekola; Beginning Flint Knapping, Curt Alsaker and Vern Lauer. There will also be an art exhibit featuring the work of Joanne Meichiid, Neva Foster, and Dale Adlund. Music will be preformed by Brian Akipa on Oct. 24th and by Butch Felix on Nov. 1st. There will also be Horse-drawn Hay Rides on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. All dates are open to the public, but the Thursday and Friday dates and activities will be geared for the num- ber of school groups that will be vis- iting those days. The event is free of charge, but donations and member- ships to Bonanza Education Center will be welcomed. A MN state park pass is not required for this or any Bonanza sponsored event. Lunch will be served on Saturday, Nov. 2 for a small charge. Bonanza Education Center is located 18 miles north of Ortonville, or eight miles south of Beardsley, on hwy 7. Turn west at mile marker 8 and follow the signs to the center. The center offers off-campus educational programs in natural and cultural histo- ry to school students from five school districts on a regular basis. The Bonanza area is a 283 acre preserve of tall grass prairie, big oak and bass- wood savanna, and woodland lying next to Big Stone Lake with beautiful hiking/skiing trails, picnic areas and fishing opportunities. Call 320-265- 6944 for more information, Jaycees to host "Haunted Park" at Nielson Park Prepare for a scare! The second annual "Haunted Park" will be held next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29 at Nielson Park in Ortonville. Wednesday, Oct. 30 has been set aside as an alternative bad weather night if necessary. Sponsored by the Ortonville Jaycees and the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber, this event features lights, fog, music and lots of scary surprises. Ages 10 and under may visit from 6:30 to 7 p.m. each night, while 7 to 9 p.m. has been reserved for all ages. Admission is $2 for ages 10 and under and $3 for ages 11 and up. Any questions, please call 839-7000. (Adv.) ! Anyone interested in discussing the possibility of a non-profit organization to run the golf course in a lease from the city - there will be a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the High School Commons Area. If you have a comment on this but are not able to attend, contact Blair Johnson at 839-3459 day or 839-2747 NEW KIWANIS OFFICERS INSTALLED. The new Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Chuck Nelson of Hutchinson was )oreSent for the regular Tuesday meeting of OrtonvUle's Kiwanis club last week to officially install the new cal officers, shown above. Front row, left to right, are.Jack Gable, Director, Jan Schmidt, Secretary, Becky Parker, President-elect, Leonard Johnson, President, Tim Gapp, Vice-President, and Verden Gerber, Treasurer. Back row, left to right, are all Directors, namely Beth Mueller, Carol Knoll, Burt Nypen, Craig Randleman, Todd Dahlgren, and Norm Shelsta. Not Present are Director's Isaiah Longnecker and Karl Watkins.