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a heart" IND END "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" NT \\;:i Larry's to celebrate change of ownership, customer appreciation was had by the Johnson family early last Thursday morning, when they narrowly escaped a h all five Johnsons escaped the fire, their home was a total loss. Pictured above are the home. nsons narrowly escape that destroys their home minute response time, hospital, being treated for minor burns at the scene yesterday, Monday, Oct. Department was Forrest and Robin dast Thursday morning. made to the fire about 12:15 a.m. on Forrest and Robin Snlelled smoke. The Was upstairs asleep at to Robin, their sons able to get out of I an exit near the bottom but Robin, Forrest, Ben could not. "We four or five steps two boys, but the up the stairway so fast to hot for us to go said Robin. to an upstairs bed- helped Ben and window, and then Four of the Cam- Spent the night in the Ilish 8th Lutheran church of hold its annual Fair on Saturday, there will be the Show, with the place from 12:30 to the Scandinavian relaxing atmosphere Goodies. Unds with Thrivent (ADV.) and smoke inhalation. Forrest also suffered a sprained ankle as a result of the jump. The family attempted to call the fire department from a telephone in their shop, but the line was dead, so they drove two miles to Robin's moth- er's house to make the call. By the time the Appleton fire department arrived at the scene, the roof of the Johnson's home had been set ablaze, and nothing could be done to save the house. Firemen worked to contain the fire so that it would not spread to the Johnson's grove of trees. Although none of the Johnsons sustained serious injuries from the fire, they did lose the family dog. "We feel very fortunate that nobody was more seriously injured," said Robin. "That fire spread so fast, it could have been so much worse." The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and a fire investigator was 27. The Johnsons moved into the Artichoke Lake Baptist Church Parsonage last Saturday. "Nobody had been living in the parsonage, so we were fortunate to have a place to stay, and were able to move in very quickly," said Robin. "Everyone has been so wonderful (Continued on page 11) First anniversary at Headwaters Grill Headwaters Grill amd Bar is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend with specials Friday, through Sunday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. Owner Dale Homan invites the public to stop in and join the fun with food specials, DJ and Karaoke music, haunted jail cell tours, costume contest, and more. Stop in and check it out. (See ad inside this issue.) Council to hold public input meeting on budget cut ideas Ortonville's City Council invites the citizens of Ortonville to attend a public input meeting this Monday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Ortonville's Budget Committe is facing budget cuts after having to move $90,000 to even out the budget. The committee has discussed several possible areas in which cuts can be made. The purpose of this meeting is to hear the public's feelings on these possible cuts, and to hear suggestions about other alternatives. This meeting will be held during the regular council meeting, and the location of the meeting will be the Senior Citizen's Center building. All interested residents are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. d Opening set this weekend Ave., Dyer St. apartments heating, plumbing, windows and sid- ing. There are one, two and three- bedroom units available and one handicap unit. Garages are also avail- able. Lake Avenue Apartments contain eight units, and Dyer Street apart- ments contain 11 units. The buildings are owned by Mike Wadsworth, and managed by Bob and Lori Wennblom. The Wennbloms of Ortonville, for- merly of the Clinton/Graceville area, became friends with Mike Wadsworth of Wadsworth Management after they manzged properties for his company in celebration will Avenue and Dyer complexes this Nov. 1 and 2 P.m. ill be served Opening, and any- .an apartment during will receive mov- up to $300. complexes, for- Apartments, have Several months, and Ownership and new have been and have all Cabinets, appliances, NG THE GRAND OPENING of Lake Avenue and Dyer managers Bob and Lori Wennblom are pictured opening will be held this Saturday and Sunday, and to attend. Princeton. Bob has farmed west of Clinton his entire life, and when Wadsworth came to visit the Wennbioms, he fell in love with the area and decided to renovate rental units in the area. Wadsworth Management has pur- chased several apartments, houses and mobile homes that are available for rent or sale in Ortonville, Big Stone City, SD and Milbank, SD, which Bob and Lori manage, including Lake Ave. and Dyer Street apartments. The company has invested more than $600,000 in renovating the two apartment complexes, and has worked with the I-IRA to receive financing. Local contractors were used in the remodeling, and everything for the apartments has been purchased local- ly. (Continued on page 3) Teen center to host Halloween party The Rock Teen Center will be host- ing a Halloween Party this Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. until midnight. According to Mary Zahn, Coordinator of the Teen Center, youth of all ages are invited to attend a drug- free night of fun. Free barbeques, hot- dogs and snacks will be offered to those who attend. Prizes will be given away every hour, and winners must be present to win. Additionally, movies, games and other activities will be taking place throughout the night. All area youth are invited to The Rock for a night of fun, For those who have not yet been to The Rock, this is an opportunity to stop in and see what it is all about. Larry, Jyla and Scott Dahle invite everyone to attend the Customer Appreciation/Change of Ownership for Larry's Refrigeration, and Heating, Inc. this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30-31 in Madison and Ortonville. They will have specials throughout both stores on appliances, giving away a lot of prizes and serving coffee and cookies at each location. Larry and Scott will be available to visit with guests in the Madison store on Thursday, and in the Ortonville store on Friday. In 1961, Larry began his career with Larry's Refrigeration, working from a shop in the basement of his father's log cabin, located on the Dahle addition in Ortonville. In 1975, he partnered up with Dennis Dragt, and created D & D Heating. While working with D & D, Larry still con- tinued working in refrigeration seper- ately. In 1964, Larry and Jyla opened the Larry's Refrigeration retail store in Ortonville across the street from where it is now in the former Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin building. They ran the store for most of the 60's, and then closed the store to work out of their home in 1984. The couple also bought out D & D Heating, and turned the business into Larry's Refrigeration and Heating, and opened the retail store in Madison. Two years later they opened the retail store in Ortonville. Also in 1984, Scott graduated from NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND, with a degree in Refrigeration Technology. He grew up helping his dad with \\; CUSTOMER APPRECIATION/CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP will be cel- ebrated at Larry's Refrigeration and Heating. Both the Ortonville and Madison stores will be celebrat!ng, and the public is invited to attend Pictured above, left to right, Jyla, Scott and Larry Dahle. refrigeration units, and took his first job washing out air conditioning units when he was 10 years old. Scott has been working with Larry's since 1983, and has recently taken over ownership of the business. Larry's Refrigeration and Heating has been a family-run business since its beginning. The business has grown to include five service techni- cians and three office staff. Larry's specializes in commercial and residential heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and water softener rentals, and appliance sales and ser- vice, and are one of the largest busi- ness of that kind in the area. Both stores offer a large selection of brands for heating and cooling equipment, as well as many major appliance brands. Larry and Jyla will both remain active in the business, but are turning the reigns over to Scott. They would like to show their appreciation for all the loyal customers they have worked with through the years. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration. Special pricing on appli- ances will be available in both stores, as they are looking to make room for new appliance lines. See ad inside for details. Public hearing set for revised feediot ordinances November 4 Big Stone County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing next Tuesday, Nov. 4 on the Feedlot Ordinance amendments that have been proposed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Citizens for Big Stone Lke approached Planning and Zoning with a request to review and amend the ordinance after a proposal for a large contained animal feedlot was submit- ted. One main change made to the ordi- nance, as proposed by Planning and Zoning is the definition of adjoining. In the revised ordinance, it reads ' to be next to, nearby or sharing an edge or boundary. For the purpose of this ordinance, parcels of land split by a road shall be considered adjoining'. This addition impacts the ordi- nance because it does not consider the road to be a separation of adjoining properties. This places a restriction on the locations of feedlots through- out Big Stone County, because adjoin- ing land with a road running through it is not considered to be a separate land parcel under the proposed ordi- nance. Another major change made to the ordinance is the addition of an animal unit cap. The current ordinance does not have a cap on the total number of animal units in one feedlot, but reads 'all feedlots containing over 300 ani- mal units must obtain a conditional use permit'. Through th proposed ordinance, feedlot owners must adhere to a 3,000 animal unit cap. Planning and Zoning has also propsed additional setbacks in the new ordinance, including One-mile from the shoreland management zone of Artichoke, Long Tom and East Toqua Lakes, and two miles from the Ordinary High Water Level of the Big Stone Lake valley. To help control odor problems from feedlots, Planning and Zoning (Continued on page 3) Haunted house this Thursday, Friday Area residents will enjoy a Halloween thrill at the third annual Haunted House this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30-31 in the old clinic building next to the Ortonville Hospital. Inside the haunted house, people will experience scary music, fog, lights and much more. Anyone age 10 and under can attend the haunted house either day between 6:30 and 7 p.m. All ages are invited to the house between 7 and 9 p.m., both days. Admission for students is $2, and for adults is $3. The haunted house is sponsored by Ortonville Jaycees and Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Co-op checks togo out00 new name is Border States Co-c)p Three area cooperatives are pleased to announce their new name, Border States Cooperative, after a merger with CHS, Inc. Big Stone Cooperative in Clinton, Ortonville and Milbank, Farmer's Cooperative of Wilmot, SD, and Country Partners Cooperative of Beardsley, Browns Valley, Sisseton, SD and Veblen, SD have participated in the merger. The former Big Stone Co-op and Farmer's Co-op joined the merger on Sept. 1, and Country Partners Co-op merged on Oct. 1. As a result of the merger, an agree- ment was put together to pay a total of about $1.5 million in equity to stock- holders; $559,000 is being mailed next week from Big Stone Co-op, $528,000 was mailed last week from Wilmot Farmers. Stockholders in the former Country Partners Co-op will be receiving their dividend checks in a few weeks, as the co-op did not join the merger until Oct. 1. The remain- der of patrons' equity will stay with CHS Inc. In a contest to name the newly merged cooperatives, four candidates were selected as winners, when all four submitted the name Border States Cooperative. The co-op is waiting for approval of the name by the State of Minnesota, and once the name is approved, one name of the four candi- dates will be drawn to win $1100 cash. The quality of business offered by the cooperatives will remain the same, (Continued on page 3) DIVIDEND CHECKS totaling $559,000 will be mailed out this week to Big Stone Cooperative patrons. Cooperative staff are shown bringing the checks to the post office here. Left to right are Sandy Bauer, Daryl Hauck, Pat Delgehausen, Missy DeSpiegler and Manager Mel Domine. a heart" IND END "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" NT \\;:i Larry's to celebrate change of ownership, customer appreciation was had by the Johnson family early last Thursday morning, when they narrowly escaped a h all five Johnsons escaped the fire, their home was a total loss. Pictured above are the home. nsons narrowly escape that destroys their home minute response time, hospital, being treated for minor burns at the scene yesterday, Monday, Oct. Department was Forrest and Robin dast Thursday morning. made to the fire about 12:15 a.m. on Forrest and Robin Snlelled smoke. The Was upstairs asleep at to Robin, their sons able to get out of I an exit near the bottom but Robin, Forrest, Ben could not. "We four or five steps two boys, but the up the stairway so fast to hot for us to go said Robin. to an upstairs bed- helped Ben and window, and then Four of the Cam- Spent the night in the Ilish 8th Lutheran church of hold its annual Fair on Saturday, there will be the Show, with the place from 12:30 to the Scandinavian relaxing atmosphere Goodies. Unds with Thrivent (ADV.) and smoke inhalation. Forrest also suffered a sprained ankle as a result of the jump. The family attempted to call the fire department from a telephone in their shop, but the line was dead, so they drove two miles to Robin's moth- er's house to make the call. By the time the Appleton fire department arrived at the scene, the roof of the Johnson's home had been set ablaze, and nothing could be done to save the house. Firemen worked to contain the fire so that it would not spread to the Johnson's grove of trees. Although none of the Johnsons sustained serious injuries from the fire, they did lose the family dog. "We feel very fortunate that nobody was more seriously injured," said Robin. "That fire spread so fast, it could have been so much worse." The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and a fire investigator was 27. The Johnsons moved into the Artichoke Lake Baptist Church Parsonage last Saturday. "Nobody had been living in the parsonage, so we were fortunate to have a place to stay, and were able to move in very quickly," said Robin. "Everyone has been so wonderful (Continued on page 11) First anniversary at Headwaters Grill Headwaters Grill amd Bar is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend with specials Friday, through Sunday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. Owner Dale Homan invites the public to stop in and join the fun with food specials, DJ and Karaoke music, haunted jail cell tours, costume contest, and more. Stop in and check it out. (See ad inside this issue.) Council to hold public input meeting on budget cut ideas Ortonville's City Council invites the citizens of Ortonville to attend a public input meeting this Monday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Ortonville's Budget Committe is facing budget cuts after having to move $90,000 to even out the budget. The committee has discussed several possible areas in which cuts can be made. The purpose of this meeting is to hear the public's feelings on these possible cuts, and to hear suggestions about other alternatives. This meeting will be held during the regular council meeting, and the location of the meeting will be the Senior Citizen's Center building. All interested residents are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. d Opening set this weekend Ave., Dyer St. apartments heating, plumbing, windows and sid- ing. There are one, two and three- bedroom units available and one handicap unit. Garages are also avail- able. Lake Avenue Apartments contain eight units, and Dyer Street apart- ments contain 11 units. The buildings are owned by Mike Wadsworth, and managed by Bob and Lori Wennblom. The Wennbloms of Ortonville, for- merly of the Clinton/Graceville area, became friends with Mike Wadsworth of Wadsworth Management after they manzged properties for his company in celebration will Avenue and Dyer complexes this Nov. 1 and 2 P.m. ill be served Opening, and any- .an apartment during will receive mov- up to $300. complexes, for- Apartments, have Several months, and Ownership and new have been and have all Cabinets, appliances, NG THE GRAND OPENING of Lake Avenue and Dyer managers Bob and Lori Wennblom are pictured opening will be held this Saturday and Sunday, and to attend. Princeton. Bob has farmed west of Clinton his entire life, and when Wadsworth came to visit the Wennbioms, he fell in love with the area and decided to renovate rental units in the area. Wadsworth Management has pur- chased several apartments, houses and mobile homes that are available for rent or sale in Ortonville, Big Stone City, SD and Milbank, SD, which Bob and Lori manage, including Lake Ave. and Dyer Street apartments. The company has invested more than $600,000 in renovating the two apartment complexes, and has worked with the I-IRA to receive financing. Local contractors were used in the remodeling, and everything for the apartments has been purchased local- ly. (Continued on page 3) Teen center to host Halloween party The Rock Teen Center will be host- ing a Halloween Party this Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. until midnight. According to Mary Zahn, Coordinator of the Teen Center, youth of all ages are invited to attend a drug- free night of fun. Free barbeques, hot- dogs and snacks will be offered to those who attend. Prizes will be given away every hour, and winners must be present to win. Additionally, movies, games and other activities will be taking place throughout the night. All area youth are invited to The Rock for a night of fun, For those who have not yet been to The Rock, this is an opportunity to stop in and see what it is all about. Larry, Jyla and Scott Dahle invite everyone to attend the Customer Appreciation/Change of Ownership for Larry's Refrigeration, and Heating, Inc. this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30-31 in Madison and Ortonville. They will have specials throughout both stores on appliances, giving away a lot of prizes and serving coffee and cookies at each location. Larry and Scott will be available to visit with guests in the Madison store on Thursday, and in the Ortonville store on Friday. In 1961, Larry began his career with Larry's Refrigeration, working from a shop in the basement of his father's log cabin, located on the Dahle addition in Ortonville. In 1975, he partnered up with Dennis Dragt, and created D & D Heating. While working with D & D, Larry still con- tinued working in refrigeration seper- ately. In 1964, Larry and Jyla opened the Larry's Refrigeration retail store in Ortonville across the street from where it is now in the former Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin building. They ran the store for most of the 60's, and then closed the store to work out of their home in 1984. The couple also bought out D & D Heating, and turned the business into Larry's Refrigeration and Heating, and opened the retail store in Madison. Two years later they opened the retail store in Ortonville. Also in 1984, Scott graduated from NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND, with a degree in Refrigeration Technology. He grew up helping his dad with \\; CUSTOMER APPRECIATION/CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP will be cel- ebrated at Larry's Refrigeration and Heating. Both the Ortonville and Madison stores will be celebrat!ng, and the public is invited to attend Pictured above, left to right, Jyla, Scott and Larry Dahle. refrigeration units, and took his first job washing out air conditioning units when he was 10 years old. Scott has been working with Larry's since 1983, and has recently taken over ownership of the business. Larry's Refrigeration and Heating has been a family-run business since its beginning. The business has grown to include five service techni- cians and three office staff. Larry's specializes in commercial and residential heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and water softener rentals, and appliance sales and ser- vice, and are one of the largest busi- ness of that kind in the area. Both stores offer a large selection of brands for heating and cooling equipment, as well as many major appliance brands. Larry and Jyla will both remain active in the business, but are turning the reigns over to Scott. They would like to show their appreciation for all the loyal customers they have worked with through the years. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration. Special pricing on appli- ances will be available in both stores, as they are looking to make room for new appliance lines. See ad inside for details. Public hearing set for revised feediot ordinances November 4 Big Stone County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing next Tuesday, Nov. 4 on the Feedlot Ordinance amendments that have been proposed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Citizens for Big Stone Lke approached Planning and Zoning with a request to review and amend the ordinance after a proposal for a large contained animal feedlot was submit- ted. One main change made to the ordi- nance, as proposed by Planning and Zoning is the definition of adjoining. In the revised ordinance, it reads ' to be next to, nearby or sharing an edge or boundary. For the purpose of this ordinance, parcels of land split by a road shall be considered adjoining'. This addition impacts the ordi- nance because it does not consider the road to be a separation of adjoining properties. This places a restriction on the locations of feedlots through- out Big Stone County, because adjoin- ing land with a road running through it is not considered to be a separate land parcel under the proposed ordi- nance. Another major change made to the ordinance is the addition of an animal unit cap. The current ordinance does not have a cap on the total number of animal units in one feedlot, but reads 'all feedlots containing over 300 ani- mal units must obtain a conditional use permit'. Through th proposed ordinance, feedlot owners must adhere to a 3,000 animal unit cap. Planning and Zoning has also propsed additional setbacks in the new ordinance, including One-mile from the shoreland management zone of Artichoke, Long Tom and East Toqua Lakes, and two miles from the Ordinary High Water Level of the Big Stone Lake valley. To help control odor problems from feedlots, Planning and Zoning (Continued on page 3) Haunted house this Thursday, Friday Area residents will enjoy a Halloween thrill at the third annual Haunted House this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30-31 in the old clinic building next to the Ortonville Hospital. Inside the haunted house, people will experience scary music, fog, lights and much more. Anyone age 10 and under can attend the haunted house either day between 6:30 and 7 p.m. All ages are invited to the house between 7 and 9 p.m., both days. Admission for students is $2, and for adults is $3. The haunted house is sponsored by Ortonville Jaycees and Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Co-op checks togo out00 new name is Border States Co-c)p Three area cooperatives are pleased to announce their new name, Border States Cooperative, after a merger with CHS, Inc. Big Stone Cooperative in Clinton, Ortonville and Milbank, Farmer's Cooperative of Wilmot, SD, and Country Partners Cooperative of Beardsley, Browns Valley, Sisseton, SD and Veblen, SD have participated in the merger. The former Big Stone Co-op and Farmer's Co-op joined the merger on Sept. 1, and Country Partners Co-op merged on Oct. 1. As a result of the merger, an agree- ment was put together to pay a total of about $1.5 million in equity to stock- holders; $559,000 is being mailed next week from Big Stone Co-op, $528,000 was mailed last week from Wilmot Farmers. Stockholders in the former Country Partners Co-op will be receiving their dividend checks in a few weeks, as the co-op did not join the merger until Oct. 1. The remain- der of patrons' equity will stay with CHS Inc. In a contest to name the newly merged cooperatives, four candidates were selected as winners, when all four submitted the name Border States Cooperative. The co-op is waiting for approval of the name by the State of Minnesota, and once the name is approved, one name of the four candi- dates will be drawn to win $1100 cash. The quality of business offered by the cooperatives will remain the same, (Continued on page 3) DIVIDEND CHECKS totaling $559,000 will be mailed out this week to Big Stone Cooperative patrons. Cooperative staff are shown bringing the checks to the post office here. Left to right are Sandy Bauer, Daryl Hauck, Pat Delgehausen, Missy DeSpiegler and Manager Mel Domine.