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Ortonville heart" NDE END NT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" AolNS IN MINNESOTA? Several "corn mountains" have begun to spring up around the area, as overflowing with corn from what is being called one of the best harvests in the last 25 years. Big Stone County Extension Agent John Cunningham, several farmers near Ortonville are much- rn m r r tL as 232 bushels per acre of co , o e than twice the five year average, and soybeans are at well above the 25-ear average. "Farmers are not selling any more than they absolutely have will be ouite a few piles this winter," Cunningham said. Ulut with the cooler weather andsome !shou]d be a mimmum of spoilage." Shown above is a stock oile from the Ortonville Farmers " Accordinlz to Elevator Manager Russ Crawford, the pile pictured above, which is located across 'erside v " k now " ,. Park at the foot of Big Stone La e, contains about 12,000 bushel of corn, and could '= uch as 30-40,000 bushel in the near future. 00ans in the works for new 00einess in Ortonville Co,.nc. %eOe00u?200r0000O00O wi,, be as t'lrm the city s revolving and Engineer. He intends to hire a ,l, MSI Incorporated of development has been on a noyel, financial officer, sales manager and " -  -u In a special meeting flexible coupling to drive eachzwbeel, production manager initially, with allowing each wheel to be/steered Y has been engaged in nd development of new technology in lawn for the past three years. Vid Giere stated the llyl. "" have i'n built ,d upgraaed by the and powered. "This feature permits MSI to make a low cost, four wheel drive machine for a variety of tasks at a price lower than similar machines now on the market," said Giere. Planning to move into the former Morris Rod Weeder building, MSI will be bringing its business to Ortonville this winter, and will begin eight assembly positions and more office staff providing 14 full-time jobs within 12 months of start-up. The company will be announcing when positions will be available by early next year. "We are very much looking forward to bringing our business to the Ortonville area," Giere said. Graceville man charged with fleeing a peace officer Jeffrey Jay Rouna, 27 of Graceville, has been charged with fleeing a peace officer, reckless driving and four counts of disobeying a stop sign following an incident Aug. 15. According to Big Stone County court documents, shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, Deputy Sheriff David Hills witnessed a 1989 Chevrolet pickup go through the stop sign at the intersection of Highways 28 and 75 in Graceville. Hills proceeded to chase the vehicle through Graceville at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour as the pickup ran through three more stop signs, the documents stated. Heading east on Highway 28, court documents indicated the vehicle stopped two miles east of Graceville long enough for Hills to get the license number and description of the driver. The vehicle then headed down a minimum maintenance road and Hills lost sight of it. After checking the registration, Hills met with Traverse County Deputy Ryan Riley, and both traveled Physical therapy open house at St. Bernard's Hospital Big Stone Physical Therapy has expanded to Milbank, SD with the opening of its new therapy clinic in the lower level of St. Bernard's Hospital and St. William's Home. An open house will be held this Thursday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend to meet the staff, tour the facility and check out the equipment. Refreshments will be served and a ribbon cutting will take place at 5 p.m. See ad elsewhere this issue. Zion Lutheran to hold Fall Festival Members of Ortonville's Zion Lutheran Church are holding their annual "Fall Festival" this Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Delicious homemade goodies will he found at the bake sale. There will also he a craft sale, garden produce, collectibles found in "Grandma's to Ruona's house later that morning to question him, though no one was there, the documents stated. On Aug. 24, court documents indicated Hills again visited the Rouna residence and spoke with Rouna who stated he wasn't driving the vehicle that night and could prove he was somewhere else at the time of the incident, though no proof had yet been submitted to the Sheriff's Department. The documents also said on Sept. 14, an informant in Graceville told Hills he had seen the incident and identified the driver of the vehicle as Rouna. The informant told Hills Rouna would not have stopped for a police officer and had been trying to avoid a "whiskey ticket", since he was a truck driver and couldn't get one. Fleeing a peace officer carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both, and reckless driving has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, a $700 fine, or both. Rouna pied not guilty at an appearance Wednesday in Big Stone County Court, and will face a jury trial there Nov. 12. NEW DIRECTOR AT BONANZA EDUCATIONAL CENTER. Susan Andersen of Stockholm, SD began her duties as director recently, and says she is excited about the newproiects going on at the center. She invites everyone to stop down and visit the center before it doses for the winter later next month. See detailed =tery ere in  'l; City Council appoints Mike Dorry to fill vacant position At the regular Ortonville's City Monday, Mike Dorry was appointed to the vacant seat on meeting of Council last their home and living here," Dorry said. "I realize the council job is not an easy one, but I will do my best for the people of Ortonville." Dorry has also been appointed to the EDA board, and began his duties hiring early next year ,, " Attic, cards and napkins, the council, left at a special meeting of the Ortonville [a .11 m Lunch will be served including by the late Butch City Council yesterday, Monday Oct. []lm q] dllm 1] Jm #1 I  I Ipq flf I    barbecues, macaroni salad, chips, Mittelstaedt. 26. II'ILIE Ugl Ig00/fll glgbLlUl I LU pickles, pie and ice cream, coffeeor Dorry was [ -1.w  ................  lemonade, selected from = mmm Everyone is invited to attend the two others Man sentenced  A II    kg, qlm II  m=   festival located at the church at 806 interested in the Dm'rv Wed. on charges i BriBE i iE00_Ii i i lH_00hl lfll/ Highland Highway in Ortonviile. vacancy, Rick .... " m V  V J'lt,  MY  . (Adv.) Chamberlain and Blair Johnson. All William Edward Christie, 73 of bit.. . ..... uv .......  three candidates had written a 'vision Clinton, was sentenced Wednesday t*l:lents will go to the polls Lieutenant Governor, S eetary of mnesms.onsumon Der, oamene uoy scouts are statement" about what they saw for on two counts of criminal sexual tl .'av x, ...... 5tale, State AUOitor ano treasurer, , .................. s ........... s ,=,- ,-- o --- the future of Ortonville LqlhioOV.. Ior me state Attorney General, 134 State the taking of game and fish are a Sellln n 1fruit Dorr who has" resided in conductin the third degree. ipWith a number of . " e that shall ]:9 Y, Christie received a sentence of 120 frelunL. , .__ R;:seuSprnetatl:?peaesllan  ?tYri[ oedrePveatr ;/esrherifototomrg the people .Ortonv.dle Boy Scout Trop28 IS 30t0 nlslefodn4yewa:hatd e htt:n I days, which was stayed 15 years, and . - ,1, smw. ,u .... and shall be mana"ed b" law and again sarong rrmt, meat aria cneese a e, will be on probation for a period of u t..ourt juages  y e are two County Also, voters will also see three regulation for the public good?" through Nov. ll. If you wish to p!ace Power Company, stated he plans on 15 years. In addition, be was ordered 11 PE" eats and two oi and ....... Amendment three asks'" Shall the an oroer you may contact any boy staying to help the community after to pay $270 in fines and perform 300 nSer proposeo cnanges to me state - retirement tit'ns vatmn District ............. state Constitution be amended to scout or cub scout or you may contact . hours of community service work. I, as well as county cuTnnue.iv" lt'.. , abolish the office of state treasurerg" Gary efleger at 839-3351, Jim In his statement written to the [to'., ,sbenffandattorney ............... Absentee ballots will be acce,,ted Colhns at 839-2401 or Steve council, Dorry stated he was ne C one, wm ue" nall the Minnesota e .... ][lt-., eq ounty Ortonvllle .... ; "" - - until theda-'oftheelectionatthe Wanders ee at 839-3619 l nterestedln seelngacontlnued I ir I -ul als " - tonsUtuuon e amenoe to extend to , flle'.also be voting on two ,h ...... ,n-( .h= a=a;...;...r Countv Auditors office, and (Adv.) strong or stronger health care system I C culars inside 7 I tq[It'ac I board. ........ louery proceeas to me environment Minnesota law allows voters to take for the. city, and. for Ortonvllle to I Larson Funeral Home/ I ][llb."_ voters wdl select eight . ..... :--- -ff from work with -a-" durin  ' . grow with businesses. tat" ano naturaJ resources trust tuna and tm,c u p y  ,, . . 'U. ,yes on the federal .......... the mornin" of state elections | Have a Safe & Happy [ I would like to have businesses to [ Purple Cross Plan I Wel to maximize me long-term totai  lli.e!! as several state ...... 9,, A com-lete list of'-'-llin"-laces | Halloween! t help provnde jobs for our young [ * Ortonvffie Boy Scouts [ ...... "Clud" return to me tuno. e P'-'  P lag Governor and _._. ........ t. ,,oL_..._ n.e elsewhere in' this" nssue." I | people in order for them to make 'q:Ii Am.uuluut two ,,,: O.l UlU aPt -ars 00riet, county candidates respond t O questions on issues telidates will be on the - #1 - What one quality do you feel Question one- ' My advantage eso- two- I plan to manage District four responded as follows- county for 30 years and did .for Big Stone County will give you the biggest mlvntage comes from many years of experience, the county s fiscal affairs in a way that Mary L_nrson responded- conservation farming for 40 years with - two in District four, overymu'oplaent? nalnely 10 years on the city council, is responsible so that we maintain the Question one- I work in Lac qui many practices for conservation, tl' t the city of Ortonville, #2 - What is the one most also on school board and other boards quality of life and assure county youth Parle county in the Soil and Water including terraces, conservation tillage .d important goal a n d can grow up in Conservation et __ _ . a n d ll'eet yon will work committees, a healthy, District and windbreaks. I /,J';= towards for Also, in my happy and deal with know what ue_ the people in present job I p r o d u c t i v e producers and works and .... of your district? deal with a county, d i f f e r e n t what doesn't, l.. l Bruce number of Wade Athey conservation and can put in tPt ps Swigerd organizations responded- programs on a the time it Wllg . t_ ns responded- which the Quest,ton daily basis. I takes since I [Ad'ir , Question county does one- My majored in soil am winding | t ,, 'g one- My business with. experience and water down from  t ,, ue _hulemm4 h Oil ---e--- 0000C0000s00rvation District 1. candidates on tlae trict two are Bruce , Uave Dinnel, and those 'it in District four are ltt, Iger and Wade Athey. alisor candidates are ,... Irvin Adelman. : Midates were asked the ,qttestions and their . Questions asked Werc- experience on the City Council and with people is Dlnnel the biggest advantage. I have had lifelong dealings with people through my 33 years in the car business. I know almost everyone in the district and am willing to serve them." Questiou two- "Cooperation with whatever will come up with the other commissioners and taking care of county employees; they are the backbone of the county. Also to let department heads run their departments." Dave Dinnel responded- Question two- "Most important for me is to try to Krueger make the county more proactive when it comes to economic development. There needs to he a strong effort to turn around the declining population. Also important is staying within budget." Jeanne Krueger responded- Question one- " I have a good handle and a feeling on a lot of county issues, being that I know most everyone in my district and having grown up in the area. That and my experience in dealing with county business gives me a clear advantage." serving as a township officer; during that time I have, Athey worked with county department heads on numerous projects and have developed a good working relationship with them." Question two- " My main goal is to see the county have a full time veterans service officer to serve the large number of veterans in the county. In addition, I would like to see changes in septic system policies, mainly in expense, for those who have to have them installed." Candidates for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor in conservation in college and interned at the Big Stone Larson County Soil and Water Conservation District, and believe in a common sense approach to conservation." Question two- "I plan on exploring alternative programs and funding to protect and develop the resources in the county through a common sense approach which is not cost-prohibited. I also plan to continue the teamwork the SWCD has with other agencies." Irvin Adelman responded- Question one- "I have been a Soil and Water Supervisor in Lac qui Parle farming." :  Question ": two- "I want to e d u c a t e Adelman residents; especially young people on methods of conserving soil, water and clean air. We are only here to use the resources and should leave them for future generations in as good or better condition as when we got them." The statewide general elections will be held next Tuesday, Nov. 3. See elsewhere in this issue for a complete list of polling places. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY