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Obituaries Eloise Felton Memorial services for Eloise "Toots" Felton, 76, of Ottertail, were held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home. Perham with Reverend Roger Parks officiating. Eloise died Oct. 23, 2003 at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. Eloise Fern Sittel was born on Oct. 6, They operated the resort until 1973. Toots was employed at the Perham High School from 1972 to 1996, working as a secretary in the school office. Surviving Eloise are two daughters, Linda (Conrad) Freeman, of Sarasota, FL/Alexandria and Jeanne Storeim (Bill Cody), of Columbus, MT; two granddaughters, Melissa Dahl and Corri (Chris) Gross; one great-granddaughter, McKenna Gross; one sister, Arvilla (Loren) Clark; one brother, Howard (Penny) Sitter; three step-grandsons, Bill Freeman, Jon 1927, in Ortonville, the daughter of Cornelius and Cornelia (Kuyper) Sitter. She graduated from Ortonville High School in 1945. On June 25, 1948, Eioise was united in marriage to Wendell Felton in Ortonville. They resided in Big Stone City, SD, until 1969 when she and Wendy purchased the Four Seasons (Limmer's) Resort on Rush Lake, rural Perham. (Diane) Freeman and Stefan (Michele) Freeman; five step-great- grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Delores (Earl) Sitter. Preceding Eloise in death were her parents; her husband, Wendy, on Sept. 28, 2001; sister, Viola; brothers, Clyde and Earl and two infant siblings. Schoeneberger Funeral Home of Perham was in charge of the arrangements. Eunice Hill Eunice (Ede) Hill, 84, of Rock Rapids, IA, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at the Rock Rapids Health Center in Rock Rapids, IA. Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 27, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids :- i :: with Father Jeff :: : Schleisman celebrating. Burial was in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Eunice Mary "Ede" (Nelson) Hill was born on Jan. 16, 1919 at Minot, ND, the daughter of Leo Simon and Isobel (DeGreef) Zaback. Following her mother's death when Eunice was 10 days old and she was taken in by her aunt, Esther DeGreef and husband, Dr. ,lames A. Nelson, and was known as their daughter. She graduated from Howard Public School, Howard, SD; attended Notre Dame Academy, Mitchell, SD and received her R(N. and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Education from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, in 1941. She served as a Non-Commissioned officer in the Minnesota State Guard Nurse Corps and City Hospital in South San Francisco for several years, before she returned to South Dakota. She married Robert James Hill at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD on April 17, 1948 and came to Rock Rapids, IA to live. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. She was active in St. Catherine's Society, member and Regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a Holy Name representative on the Rock Rapids Council of Churches, member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post # 6960, a charter member of the Women in Military Service of America Memorial Foundation, active in the Right to Life movement, a member of both the Lyon County (IA) and Grant County (SD) Historical Societies and of St. Scholastica Alumnae Association. After raising eight children, she persuade her life long interest in writing, and wrote for newspapers and magazines, and researched and wrote several local histories. A women of prayer, she was a guardian of the faithful, hopeful and charitable. Eunice is survived by three daughters; Mary, Mrs. Gordon Duitsman, of Estherville, IA, Martha, Mrs. Don Tirzo Hill-Fajardo, of Bellevue, NE and Margaret, Mrs. Kenneth Behrens, of Milford, IA, five sons, Peter Hill, Joseph, and his wife Carol, Mark Hill, Frank Hill and David, and his wife, Cherrie Hill, all of Rock Rapids, brother, Dr. James Nelson of Bakersfield, CA, 22 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren, three half sisters and one half brother. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Robert; and prematurely born child, Marion; one sister, June Sather. Memorials may by given for Masses or directed to VFW Auxiliary, Post #6960, Rock Rapids, IA for the Cancer, Aid and Research Fund. Letters to the editor To the Editor: Re: Feedlot ordinance. To fellow citizens of Big Stone County, I have to be honest with you, I haven't attended the meetings, only been reading the news articles, reading the letters to the editor and what you hear around town. I do believe all of us should be concerned about the long term future of Big Stone Lake. It is a big asset to the area and could be an even greater asset. Look around the state, where the clean lakes are...these areas prospering???...you bet!?? I don't believe a two mile buffer zone is enough, plus the fact that the lake is in a valley, where it receives a lot of run-off anyway, let alone a potential manure spill. There is always two sides to every issue, and it is important to have an open mind when hearing these two sides. Find out what your elected county commissioners think on these issues. "The people should be able to have their opinions heard. See you on Tuesday, Nov. 4th 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Thank you Todd Sandberg Letters to the editor To the Editor: I have been involved in numerous organizations in Ortonville over the past 20 years. These organizations have catered to the needs of children, tourists, business people, elderly and financially stressed families. One trend that I have seen over the 20 years is a decrease in the willingness of people to take advantage of the services those organizations have to offer. I have seen a dramatic decrease in the participation of kids in those programs. As a result of the lack of participation, many of the events or programs have died out. We then hear the lame statement "there is nothing for the kids to do". I have also heard many "ideas" talked about and thrown around. Ideas don't get the job done, actions do. It seems that those with the biggest ideas are the weakest doers. We may not live in the perfect town, but if you look around, we are fortunate to have what we have. If everyone puts one of their "ideas" into an action, we will be even better off. Don't be afraid to get involved. Ideas will never do any good if they aren't backed up with action. Don't rely on "someone else" to carry out your ideas. Dr. Gregory Peterson Ortonville w Check out our web site at h w.w.ortonvilleindependent.com j/ Custom Built Storage ft. 1 ': Open Lots of colors, sizes and to choose from. COMPARE OUR )nday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM, Saturday by Dakota Storage Milbank, SD (five miles south on Hwy. 15) Immunization clinic for Nov. Countryside Public Health Service is holding immunization clinics at the following times and places for the month of November: MADISON 422 5th Ave, Nov. 12, 3 to5 p.m. Please bring the child's most recent immunization record. A parent or guardian must sign consent forms for children under age 18. If you are on Medical Assistance, G.A.M.C., or MinnesotaCare, please bring your current card to the clinic. Most maior health plans cover the immunization costs Iut your child's insurance before you come. Immunization the public clinic are not for a child's usual well- with his/her physician. Please call in arrangement for pox) vaccine OR to s appointment for other t times. American Legion launches to thank troops, veterans With thousands of troops deployed overseas and thousands more ready- ing for deployment, The American Legion has re-launched a free, easy way to thank them for their service on the eve of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The electronic greeting cards are also ideal to thank all veterans, of all generations, who have served in the U.S. armed forces. "Veterans and those serving in the military services today need to see that there are friends and family mem- bers who are proud of their sacrifices for America," John Brieden, national commander of The American Legion said. Anyone who has an email account can receive the special cards. Creating the card is quick at The American Legion's website, www.legion.org. "Our troops serving overseas often have access to cmail and they look forward to the cards that do not take up a lot of bandwidth," Brieden said. The American Legion site offers email cards representing each military service along with the service song that plays when the card: Each card provides plenty] compose a personal messa II The free service is bell II J for the fifth consecutive 11 I may be sent now througta "* 2003. i, Greeting cards may bJ I! l to active duty service men IF if their military email a$8[ known. A The 2.8 million member Legion is the nation s iarg t veterans orgamzation. !] First PaI00I00lVE00I0000A00Y Celebration , This Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 31, Nov. 1 & 2 -.- NOON SPECIAL- Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Toast ~ 7:00-9:00 PM ~ HAUNTED JAIL CELL IN THE OLD CITY JAIL IN OUR BASEMENT Home of the Colder Beer, Bigger Burgers and Hotter Wings/ Ortonville, MN 320-839-2270 ~ 11:30 PM ~ Costume PRIZEs WILL BE GIVEN AWAY ALL 3 DAys/ ~ SATURDAY EVENING SPECIAL .-- Barbecued Ribs ...... S8 95 ~ 11:00 AM-2:00 PM ~ with Potato, Salad & Toast ........ :.. . - 2:00-4:00 PM- FREE TAP BEER ~ 4:30 PM ~ Hot Wings Contest Whoever can eat the hottest wings wins t. - 12:00-2:00 PM ~ ~ 7:30 PM .'- s I. 50 Watch the VIKINGS vs Green Bay! Bloody Marys Page 12 Tuesday, INDEPENDENT Obituaries Eloise Felton Memorial services for Eloise "Toots" Felton, 76, of Ottertail, were held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home. Perham with Reverend Roger Parks officiating. Eloise died Oct. 23, 2003 at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. Eloise Fern Sittel was born on Oct. 6, They operated the resort until 1973. Toots was employed at the Perham High School from 1972 to 1996, working as a secretary in the school office. Surviving Eloise are two daughters, Linda (Conrad) Freeman, of Sarasota, FL/Alexandria and Jeanne Storeim (Bill Cody), of Columbus, MT; two granddaughters, Melissa Dahl and Corri (Chris) Gross; one great-granddaughter, McKenna Gross; one sister, Arvilla (Loren) Clark; one brother, Howard (Penny) Sitter; three step-grandsons, Bill Freeman, Jon 1927, in Ortonville, the daughter of Cornelius and Cornelia (Kuyper) Sitter. She graduated from Ortonville High School in 1945. On June 25, 1948, Eioise was united in marriage to Wendell Felton in Ortonville. They resided in Big Stone City, SD, until 1969 when she and Wendy purchased the Four Seasons (Limmer's) Resort on Rush Lake, rural Perham. (Diane) Freeman and Stefan (Michele) Freeman; five step-great- grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Delores (Earl) Sitter. Preceding Eloise in death were her parents; her husband, Wendy, on Sept. 28, 2001; sister, Viola; brothers, Clyde and Earl and two infant siblings. Schoeneberger Funeral Home of Perham was in charge of the arrangements. Eunice Hill Eunice (Ede) Hill, 84, of Rock Rapids, IA, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at the Rock Rapids Health Center in Rock Rapids, IA. Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 27, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids :- i :: with Father Jeff :: : Schleisman celebrating. Burial was in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Eunice Mary "Ede" (Nelson) Hill was born on Jan. 16, 1919 at Minot, ND, the daughter of Leo Simon and Isobel (DeGreef) Zaback. Following her mother's death when Eunice was 10 days old and she was taken in by her aunt, Esther DeGreef and husband, Dr. ,lames A. Nelson, and was known as their daughter. She graduated from Howard Public School, Howard, SD; attended Notre Dame Academy, Mitchell, SD and received her R(N. and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Education from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, in 1941. She served as a Non-Commissioned officer in the Minnesota State Guard Nurse Corps and City Hospital in South San Francisco for several years, before she returned to South Dakota. She married Robert James Hill at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD on April 17, 1948 and came to Rock Rapids, IA to live. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. She was active in St. Catherine's Society, member and Regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a Holy Name representative on the Rock Rapids Council of Churches, member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post # 6960, a charter member of the Women in Military Service of America Memorial Foundation, active in the Right to Life movement, a member of both the Lyon County (IA) and Grant County (SD) Historical Societies and of St. Scholastica Alumnae Association. After raising eight children, she persuade her life long interest in writing, and wrote for newspapers and magazines, and researched and wrote several local histories. A women of prayer, she was a guardian of the faithful, hopeful and charitable. Eunice is survived by three daughters; Mary, Mrs. Gordon Duitsman, of Estherville, IA, Martha, Mrs. Don Tirzo Hill-Fajardo, of Bellevue, NE and Margaret, Mrs. Kenneth Behrens, of Milford, IA, five sons, Peter Hill, Joseph, and his wife Carol, Mark Hill, Frank Hill and David, and his wife, Cherrie Hill, all of Rock Rapids, brother, Dr. James Nelson of Bakersfield, CA, 22 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren, three half sisters and one half brother. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Robert; and prematurely born child, Marion; one sister, June Sather. Memorials may by given for Masses or directed to VFW Auxiliary, Post #6960, Rock Rapids, IA for the Cancer, Aid and Research Fund. Letters to the editor To the Editor: Re: Feedlot ordinance. To fellow citizens of Big Stone County, I have to be honest with you, I haven't attended the meetings, only been reading the news articles, reading the letters to the editor and what you hear around town. I do believe all of us should be concerned about the long term future of Big Stone Lake. It is a big asset to the area and could be an even greater asset. Look around the state, where the clean lakes are...these areas prospering???...you bet!?? I don't believe a two mile buffer zone is enough, plus the fact that the lake is in a valley, where it receives a lot of run-off anyway, let alone a potential manure spill. There is always two sides to every issue, and it is important to have an open mind when hearing these two sides. Find out what your elected county commissioners think on these issues. "The people should be able to have their opinions heard. See you on Tuesday, Nov. 4th 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Thank you Todd Sandberg Letters to the editor To the Editor: I have been involved in numerous organizations in Ortonville over the past 20 years. These organizations have catered to the needs of children, tourists, business people, elderly and financially stressed families. One trend that I have seen over the 20 years is a decrease in the willingness of people to take advantage of the services those organizations have to offer. I have seen a dramatic decrease in the participation of kids in those programs. As a result of the lack of participation, many of the events or programs have died out. We then hear the lame statement "there is nothing for the kids to do". I have also heard many "ideas" talked about and thrown around. Ideas don't get the job done, actions do. It seems that those with the biggest ideas are the weakest doers. We may not live in the perfect town, but if you look around, we are fortunate to have what we have. If everyone puts one of their "ideas" into an action, we will be even better off. Don't be afraid to get involved. Ideas will never do any good if they aren't backed up with action. Don't rely on "someone else" to carry out your ideas. Dr. Gregory Peterson Ortonville w Check out our web site at h w.w.ortonvilleindependent.com j/ Custom Built Storage ft. 1 ': Open Lots of colors, sizes and to choose from. COMPARE OUR )nday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM, Saturday by Dakota Storage Milbank, SD (five miles south on Hwy. 15) Immunization clinic for Nov. Countryside Public Health Service is holding immunization clinics at the following times and places for the month of November: MADISON 422 5th Ave, Nov. 12, 3 to5 p.m. Please bring the child's most recent immunization record. A parent or guardian must sign consent forms for children under age 18. If you are on Medical Assistance, G.A.M.C., or MinnesotaCare, please bring your current card to the clinic. Most maior health plans cover the immunization costs Iut your child's insurance before you come. Immunization the public clinic are not for a child's usual well- with his/her physician. Please call in arrangement for pox) vaccine OR to s appointment for other t times. American Legion launches to thank troops, veterans With thousands of troops deployed overseas and thousands more ready- ing for deployment, The American Legion has re-launched a free, easy way to thank them for their service on the eve of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The electronic greeting cards are also ideal to thank all veterans, of all generations, who have served in the U.S. armed forces. "Veterans and those serving in the military services today need to see that there are friends and family mem- bers who are proud of their sacrifices for America," John Brieden, national commander of The American Legion said. Anyone who has an email account can receive the special cards. Creating the card is quick at The American Legion's website, www.legion.org. "Our troops serving overseas often have access to cmail and they look forward to the cards that do not take up a lot of bandwidth," Brieden said. The American Legion site offers email cards representing each military service along with the service song that plays when the card: Each card provides plenty] compose a personal messa II The free service is bell II J for the fifth consecutive 11 I may be sent now througta "* 2003. i, Greeting cards may bJ I! l to active duty service men IF if their military email a$8[ known. A The 2.8 million member Legion is the nation s iarg t veterans orgamzation. !] First PaI00I00lVE00I0000A00Y Celebration , This Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 31, Nov. 1 & 2 -.- NOON SPECIAL- Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Toast ~ 7:00-9:00 PM ~ HAUNTED JAIL CELL IN THE OLD CITY JAIL IN OUR BASEMENT Home of the Colder Beer, Bigger Burgers and Hotter Wings/ Ortonville, MN 320-839-2270 ~ 11:30 PM ~ Costume PRIZEs WILL BE GIVEN AWAY ALL 3 DAys/ ~ SATURDAY EVENING SPECIAL .-- Barbecued Ribs ...... S8 95 ~ 11:00 AM-2:00 PM ~ with Potato, Salad & Toast ........ :.. . - 2:00-4:00 PM- FREE TAP BEER ~ 4:30 PM ~ Hot Wings Contest Whoever can eat the hottest wings wins t. - 12:00-2:00 PM ~ ~ 7:30 PM .'- s I. 50 Watch the VIKINGS vs Green Bay! Bloody Marys Page 12 Tuesday, INDEPENDENT