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Metro area stand-out athlete Mitch Brecke, grandson of the Darrell Breckes of Ortonville, was featured recently in a section of the Mpls. Star- Tribune featur- ing athletes making news on metro-area high school campuses. Mitch was great as a starting sopho- more quarterback for Maple Grove, and is even better this year as a junior, having completed 13 of 26 passes for 256 yards and four touch- downs, with a 4-yard run for another touchdown, when his team rolled over Anoka 38-13. A couple games later, however, his team lost to Wayzata, 35-7, but Mitch didn't play because in the game the previous week with Osseo, he suffered a par- tially collapsed lung early in that game. He played the rest of that game with Osseo, but was diagnosed with the injury the next day, at which time he underwent a procedure to help restore normal breathing. For the current season, Mitch has thrown for 1600 yards and 22 touchdowns. Readers and former resident Don and Sue Lundell, now of Tucson, AZ send an e-mail today: "On behalf of the property owners, concerned citi- zens, and tax payers throughout Big Stone County and especially those along Big Stone Lake, I want to extend a sincere expression of grati- tude for your courageous words of wisdom as expressed in the editorial of Oct. 28, 2003. I hope and pray the county com- missioners will listen to what a majority of the constituents are telling them and vote accordingly. Again, many thanks for those fine words!" Credit must go to our daughter Sue, for she authored that fine piece! When it was announced last week that the winner of the lottery was from Minnesota, many in these parts had it being Dean Tubbs of Tubbs Water in Appleton. As we all know, the winning ticket was held by 16 ladies from Holdingford, but there was a good reason that Dean's name was mentioned, as he was a winner in that same lottery of 50 dollars. We still contend there should be more than one winner of the lottery. We'd think anyone would be happy with a lesser amount, and there'd be MORE happy people. Dean, too, thinks the same way, as we know countless oth- ers do too. Dean suggests "there be a daily drawing in every state for a mil- lion bucks, and make it tax free?" Good idea! Marilyn Karels sends a note today, saying that "in the Star-Tribune today (last Thursday), I was reading the article on the Benson explosion, and on the last page of the paper, was a picture of our Ortonville's own Muskegon boat, shown at the Ortonville Museum which is now under some renovation. How fun to see how many others noticed what I did." This came by e-mail last week: "My family is originally from Ortonville, MN. My father recently passed away and among his papers was a stock certificate from 1932 for Ortonville & Otrey Rural Telephone Company. I can't locate anything on this_.any ideas on whom I can con- tact to get info regarding the stock. Thank you. Susan Mathison Coppage 9600 Oxborough Road Bloomington, MN. 55437 952-832-0179 scop@mn.rr.com Any response would be appreciated. Thank you." NOTHING IN THE WORLD can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determina- tion alone are omnipotent. The slo- gan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th U.S. President LIVE MANNEQUINS can be seen in the window of Ortonville's Etc. Consignment Shop every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Shoppers can cast votes during that time for their favorite mannequin. At the end of the- month votes will be tallied and the top two winners will receive cash, gift certificates or other prizes. All mannequins will receive a 25 percent off store voucher. Anyone interested in being a live mannequin, either mechanical or still, is encouraged to participate. Area youth may use this project as a fund raising tool. (Adv.) School open house winners Winners of the Ortonville Education Association's open house drawing are as follows: Trojan Pass (good for one time use at Home Trojan sporting event of your choice) Ron Schumacher, Myra Mielitz, Donna Valek and Sharon Watkins; Cenex movie rental: Mark Ronglien, Holly Wellendorf and Julie Kunrath; Cenex large pizza, Kim Karges and Bryan Delage; DQ treatzza pizza, Denise Scherer and Tom Oakes. The Ortonville Education Association would like to thank the Ortonville School, Cenex and Dairy Queen for their donations to the drawing. A special thank-you to families and community members that attended our open house. We enjoyed having a chance to visit with you? Abiding Faith "Love" supper Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville will be hosting a Love Supper on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003. Serving will be from 5- 7 PM There is absolutely no charge for this meal. It is our love-gift to the community. The menu will be meat balls, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, pickles, and dessert. PLACING SNOW ON PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY IS A MISDEMEANOR Big Stone County Highway Department cautions that depositing snow in any fashion onto a public road, street or highway is illegal and punishable as a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 160.27. The act of placing snow onto a public road or even pushing snow off of your driveway and into the street, ditch or road right-of-way can subject a person to liability if a hazard such as a slippery area, frozen rut or bump causes a traffic accident. Big Stone County Highway Department asks all citizens to obey the laws, which are designed to keep our streets and highways safe during winter months. Register to WIN one of Sl O0 RECIPES Ki, SlA00 LOCKER Correction.. In the Big Stone Health Care Foundation story in the Oct. 21 issue of The Ortonville Independent, it was inadvertently stated that Bob Pflueger has been with the Health Care Foundation for 27 years. Mr. Pflueger has been associated with Missouri River Energy Services and the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, a financing affiliate of MRES, for 27 years, not the Health Care Foundation. Too late to classify II FOR RENT-Three bedroom, 1-1/2 bathroom, main floor laundry, central air. Located one block from school. Available now. Phone (320) 839- 6241. 41-2" Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS Isaiah and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone for your cards, gifts, visits and support for the birth of our son, Owen Isaiah. A special thanks goes to Dr. Bob Ross for his care in the delivery of Owen, who happened to be his 1,298th delivery? (I was his 13th delivery, 25 ),ears ago?) Thanks also to Dr. Mark Huntington, John Sovell and the entire operating room staff for their care during my C-section and for coming in on such a beautiful Saturday morning? We also appreci- ate the kindness and excellent care given by the many hospital and clinic nurses and staff who worked with us during our hospital stay. Thank you. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive, wonderful com- munity during this special time in our lives. We cannot even express in words the extreme kindness that we have been shown. Thanks so much to all of you. Sincerely, Isaiah, Stacy and Owen Longnecker 41-1 Area news digest FAIRFAX-An ice fish house stolen from Fairfax was parking'lot of Cabela's Outlet Store at Owatonna. Fairfax reported to Fairfax Police that his fish house had from an area near Linsmeier Sandblasting and Storage p.m. and 8 a.m. on Oct. 23-24. On Oct. 26, Rieke from an anonymous person asking if he was missing a fish person states that he got Riekes name off an item in that was in the Cabela's parking lot. Fairfax Police called County Sheriff's Office and informed them of the incident. Police responded to Cabela's but when they did not find the they checked Cabela's Outlet Store where the fish house MONTEVIDEO--The Chippewa County Commissioners preview at their Oct. 21 meeting of the design for improvement project in Montevideo. The preliminary incorporates several elements that were suggested earlier an informational open house held at the Montevideo Center. Von Bargen explained that the Highway 7 design, characterized as "an access-management, safety incorporates safety improvements primarily that have had "a higher level than acceptable" of intersections at Fifth Street, Ninth Street and Legion closed. KERKHOVEN-Swift County citizens and several townships I Swift County, opposing large animal confinement o requesting the county adopt an interim ordinance limitin of animal units for any possible new operations. The townships formed together to hire Peters and Peters pLC, at law, in Alexandria. James Peters wrote Swift County Services Director Scott Collins proposing the interim considered by the County Planning Commission. MADISON-A Madison police officer was terminated following an investigation and arbitration decision. The Council was informed of the decision Oct. 14 by City Swenson. Swenson informed the council that Officer Jay initially terminated from employment back in January appeal. Reasoning for the decision was inappropriate be police officer. Under the Madison Police Union contract, appealed the termination. This resulted in an arbitrator and reviewing the decision. The decision to terminate his was upheld. Paulsen's .Tree • STUMP GRINDING " Can do any size stump/ Will be constructing state I Most portable in county/ (in all those hard to get areas) I highway projects in the I • BOOM TRUCK, I area. l • SKID STEER • ICALL BITUHINOU$1 Contact I PAVING, INC.. I Howard Paulsen at Ifor asphalt and seal coatlngl Iservices. Free estimates forl (320) I driveways, parking lots, 1 I roads, etc. [ 1 839-7009 Midcontinent Has Y00,ur Ticket To Great Movies Right At Home! Watching Television Will Never Be The Same Again. With MidconUnent Digital Cable, you'll get the best in movies, sports, music and entertainment, lust grab the family, sit back and enjoy. Midcontinent Digital Theatre packages are a great value. Now they're even better! ! SAVE $9 • Over 200 channels of classic and digital cable • Interactive Program Guide • Digital receiver • DMX Music • PLUS one premium movie package Cup to 17 crs) Regulany $42.9$/rao. SAVE $9 • Over 200 channels of classic and digital cable • Interactive Program Guide • Digital receiver • DMX Music • PLUS two premium movie packages (up to 29 channels) Regularly $52.95/mo. $/IQ95’mo. k r 'r ii for three month, / Over 200 chan_n,.ffNe  i classic and digital r[,,idei Interactive program ' : • Digital receiver DMX Music PLUS four premium package (up m 4'1 ' Regulady $64,95/t" Ko00s/00 Call today and GET HOOKED! 1-800-888-1300 Midcontinent COMMUNICATIONS www.midcocomm.com • 1-800-888-1'00 Page 2 00INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, II / Metro area stand-out athlete Mitch Brecke, grandson of the Darrell Breckes of Ortonville, was featured recently in a section of the Mpls. Star- Tribune featur- ing athletes making news on metro-area high school campuses. Mitch was great as a starting sopho- more quarterback for Maple Grove, and is even better this year as a junior, having completed 13 of 26 passes for 256 yards and four touch- downs, with a 4-yard run for another touchdown, when his team rolled over Anoka 38-13. A couple games later, however, his team lost to Wayzata, 35-7, but Mitch didn't play because in the game the previous week with Osseo, he suffered a par- tially collapsed lung early in that game. He played the rest of that game with Osseo, but was diagnosed with the injury the next day, at which time he underwent a procedure to help restore normal breathing. For the current season, Mitch has thrown for 1600 yards and 22 touchdowns. Readers and former resident Don and Sue Lundell, now of Tucson, AZ send an e-mail today: "On behalf of the property owners, concerned citi- zens, and tax payers throughout Big Stone County and especially those along Big Stone Lake, I want to extend a sincere expression of grati- tude for your courageous words of wisdom as expressed in the editorial of Oct. 28, 2003. I hope and pray the county com- missioners will listen to what a majority of the constituents are telling them and vote accordingly. Again, many thanks for those fine words!" Credit must go to our daughter Sue, for she authored that fine piece! When it was announced last week that the winner of the lottery was from Minnesota, many in these parts had it being Dean Tubbs of Tubbs Water in Appleton. As we all know, the winning ticket was held by 16 ladies from Holdingford, but there was a good reason that Dean's name was mentioned, as he was a winner in that same lottery of 50 dollars. We still contend there should be more than one winner of the lottery. We'd think anyone would be happy with a lesser amount, and there'd be MORE happy people. Dean, too, thinks the same way, as we know countless oth- ers do too. Dean suggests "there be a daily drawing in every state for a mil- lion bucks, and make it tax free?" Good idea! Marilyn Karels sends a note today, saying that "in the Star-Tribune today (last Thursday), I was reading the article on the Benson explosion, and on the last page of the paper, was a picture of our Ortonville's own Muskegon boat, shown at the Ortonville Museum which is now under some renovation. How fun to see how many others noticed what I did." This came by e-mail last week: "My family is originally from Ortonville, MN. My father recently passed away and among his papers was a stock certificate from 1932 for Ortonville & Otrey Rural Telephone Company. I can't locate anything on this_.any ideas on whom I can con- tact to get info regarding the stock. Thank you. Susan Mathison Coppage 9600 Oxborough Road Bloomington, MN. 55437 952-832-0179 scop@mn.rr.com Any response would be appreciated. Thank you." NOTHING IN THE WORLD can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determina- tion alone are omnipotent. The slo- gan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th U.S. President LIVE MANNEQUINS can be seen in the window of Ortonville's Etc. Consignment Shop every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Shoppers can cast votes during that time for their favorite mannequin. At the end of the- month votes will be tallied and the top two winners will receive cash, gift certificates or other prizes. All mannequins will receive a 25 percent off store voucher. Anyone interested in being a live mannequin, either mechanical or still, is encouraged to participate. Area youth may use this project as a fund raising tool. (Adv.) School open house winners Winners of the Ortonville Education Association's open house drawing are as follows: Trojan Pass (good for one time use at Home Trojan sporting event of your choice) Ron Schumacher, Myra Mielitz, Donna Valek and Sharon Watkins; Cenex movie rental: Mark Ronglien, Holly Wellendorf and Julie Kunrath; Cenex large pizza, Kim Karges and Bryan Delage; DQ treatzza pizza, Denise Scherer and Tom Oakes. The Ortonville Education Association would like to thank the Ortonville School, Cenex and Dairy Queen for their donations to the drawing. A special thank-you to families and community members that attended our open house. We enjoyed having a chance to visit with you? Abiding Faith "Love" supper Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville will be hosting a Love Supper on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003. Serving will be from 5- 7 PM There is absolutely no charge for this meal. It is our love-gift to the community. The menu will be meat balls, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, pickles, and dessert. PLACING SNOW ON PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY IS A MISDEMEANOR Big Stone County Highway Department cautions that depositing snow in any fashion onto a public road, street or highway is illegal and punishable as a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 160.27. The act of placing snow onto a public road or even pushing snow off of your driveway and into the street, ditch or road right-of-way can subject a person to liability if a hazard such as a slippery area, frozen rut or bump causes a traffic accident. Big Stone County Highway Department asks all citizens to obey the laws, which are designed to keep our streets and highways safe during winter months. Register to WIN one of Sl O0 RECIPES Ki, SlA00 LOCKER Correction.. In the Big Stone Health Care Foundation story in the Oct. 21 issue of The Ortonville Independent, it was inadvertently stated that Bob Pflueger has been with the Health Care Foundation for 27 years. Mr. Pflueger has been associated with Missouri River Energy Services and the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, a financing affiliate of MRES, for 27 years, not the Health Care Foundation. Too late to classify II FOR RENT-Three bedroom, 1-1/2 bathroom, main floor laundry, central air. Located one block from school. Available now. Phone (320) 839- 6241. 41-2" Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS Isaiah and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone for your cards, gifts, visits and support for the birth of our son, Owen Isaiah. A special thanks goes to Dr. Bob Ross for his care in the delivery of Owen, who happened to be his 1,298th delivery? (I was his 13th delivery, 25 ),ears ago?) Thanks also to Dr. Mark Huntington, John Sovell and the entire operating room staff for their care during my C-section and for coming in on such a beautiful Saturday morning? We also appreci- ate the kindness and excellent care given by the many hospital and clinic nurses and staff who worked with us during our hospital stay. Thank you. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive, wonderful com- munity during this special time in our lives. We cannot even express in words the extreme kindness that we have been shown. Thanks so much to all of you. Sincerely, Isaiah, Stacy and Owen Longnecker 41-1 Area news digest FAIRFAX-An ice fish house stolen from Fairfax was parking'lot of Cabela's Outlet Store at Owatonna. Fairfax reported to Fairfax Police that his fish house had from an area near Linsmeier Sandblasting and Storage p.m. and 8 a.m. on Oct. 23-24. On Oct. 26, Rieke from an anonymous person asking if he was missing a fish person states that he got Riekes name off an item in that was in the Cabela's parking lot. Fairfax Police called County Sheriff's Office and informed them of the incident. Police responded to Cabela's but when they did not find the they checked Cabela's Outlet Store where the fish house MONTEVIDEO--The Chippewa County Commissioners preview at their Oct. 21 meeting of the design for improvement project in Montevideo. The preliminary incorporates several elements that were suggested earlier an informational open house held at the Montevideo Center. Von Bargen explained that the Highway 7 design, characterized as "an access-management, safety incorporates safety improvements primarily that have had "a higher level than acceptable" of intersections at Fifth Street, Ninth Street and Legion closed. KERKHOVEN-Swift County citizens and several townships I Swift County, opposing large animal confinement o requesting the county adopt an interim ordinance limitin of animal units for any possible new operations. The townships formed together to hire Peters and Peters pLC, at law, in Alexandria. James Peters wrote Swift County Services Director Scott Collins proposing the interim considered by the County Planning Commission. MADISON-A Madison police officer was terminated following an investigation and arbitration decision. The Council was informed of the decision Oct. 14 by City Swenson. Swenson informed the council that Officer Jay initially terminated from employment back in January appeal. Reasoning for the decision was inappropriate be police officer. Under the Madison Police Union contract, appealed the termination. This resulted in an arbitrator and reviewing the decision. The decision to terminate his was upheld. Paulsen's .Tree • STUMP GRINDING " Can do any size stump/ Will be constructing state I Most portable in county/ (in all those hard to get areas) I highway projects in the I • BOOM TRUCK, I area. l • SKID STEER • ICALL BITUHINOU$1 Contact I PAVING, INC.. I Howard Paulsen at Ifor asphalt and seal coatlngl Iservices. Free estimates forl (320) I driveways, parking lots, 1 I roads, etc. [ 1 839-7009 Midcontinent Has Y00,ur Ticket To Great Movies Right At Home! Watching Television Will Never Be The Same Again. With MidconUnent Digital Cable, you'll get the best in movies, sports, music and entertainment, lust grab the family, sit back and enjoy. Midcontinent Digital Theatre packages are a great value. Now they're even better! ! SAVE $9 • Over 200 channels of classic and digital cable • Interactive Program Guide • Digital receiver • DMX Music • PLUS one premium movie package Cup to 17 crs) Regulany $42.9$/rao. SAVE $9 • Over 200 channels of classic and digital cable • Interactive Program Guide • Digital receiver • DMX Music • PLUS two premium movie packages (up to 29 channels) Regularly $52.95/mo. $/IQ95’mo. k r 'r ii for three month, / Over 200 chan_n,.ffNe  i classic and digital r[,,idei Interactive program ' : • Digital receiver DMX Music PLUS four premium package (up m 4'1 ' Regulady $64,95/t" Ko00s/00 Call today and GET HOOKED! 1-800-888-1300 Midcontinent COMMUNICATIONS www.midcocomm.com • 1-800-888-1'00 Page 2 00INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, II /