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Editorial comment Letters to the editor To the Editor: We want to take this time to express to you what a great community we think this is. We recently held our 2nd annual Haunted Park. This was again a huge success, even though the weather did not exactly cooperate with us. This could not have been such a success without the help by so many in our community who were willing to donate items and time to this event. We would like to name a few, that to which without their help this could not have gone so well. The two semi- trailers were Rick Barnhardrs of RJB in Big Stone and we can't forget Rick's driver, Craig Pullis who had to do some maneuvering for us to get the trailers set how we wanted them. The steps going up to the trailers were from Hedge and Herberg and Dallas Hanson Construction. The salt to put on those steps when they got icy from the wonderful weather was borrowed from Brent and Kim Hasslen. The generator we used was from Hasslen Construction. Several of our "spooks" were Chamber members. And last but certainly not least we have to mention the great job done by Henry Gimmestad from Henry Sights and Sounds, anyone who was near the park while the Haunting was going on heard what we mean. A huge thanks goes out to all those mentioned and all those who we forgot to mention, you know who you are. Ortonville Area Jaycees P.O. Box 53 Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3459 Salvation Army Kettle campaign for 2002 By LeRoy (Bud) Knippen Chr. Big Stone County Salvation Army As I'm sitting here writing this, it is snowing outside, which means all to well that winter is indeed here. With the arrival of winter it also reminds us that it is time to dust off our kettles and gear up for our annual Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army. With Thanksgiving being so late this year, we will begin our campaign on Nov. 22rid and continue each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21. We will again be at Bill's Super Valu Plus in Ortonville with starting time at 10 a.m. and continuing through to 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. The Kiwanis Club has graciously agreed to start our campaign as they have for many years in the past. Our heartfelt thanks to that great organiza- tion. The fire department and the Knights of Columbus has also offered their help. We Do Need some more volunteers. If you feel you would like to help please call me at 839-6222. We only ask you to take one hour at a time. You will meet a lot of nice Mks and while )ou are ringing the bell you are helping others who are in need of he_glp_l and have fun doing so. The people of this area have been very generous in the past and I'm con- fident you will be generous again this year. Remember that 87% of money you donate to the Salvation Army goes to help the less fortunate. We have exceeded our goal the last few years and there is no doubt in my mind we can do it again. We thank you for your past and continued support of the Salvation Army. "Sharing is Caring." Project X-mas again by city Jaycees Agnes Plathe rites Tuesday Agnes Plathe, 98 of Ma3ion, passed away last Friday, Nov. 8 at the ORTONVILLE 5TH GRADE GIRLS basketball team placed third in the Wahpeton Invitational. They beat Wahpeton 52-2, lost to the Fargo Shooting Stars 33-5 then beat the Fargo Blaze 22-14. Left to right, in the back row are Coach Elmer Thompson, Kelsey Reisdorph, Dulce Beccerill, Alissa Tinklenberg, Ashley Koch. In front row are RaeAnn Thompson, Kayla Mielitz, Alicia Wildung and Ashley Eastman. Bellingham school news Calendar Tuesday, 11-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 p.m. November 17-23 American Education Week Breakfast " Tuesday--grapple juice, grilled cheese, applesauce and milk. Wednesday--apple juice, assorted Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 4.39 Soybeans ................. 5.18 Ortonville Area Jaycees are Madison Hospital. running Pro.,ct Christmas again this Funeral services,held at Corn ................................... 2.04 year. 10:30 a.m. this Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Nov. 12,2001 The Jiycees will be buying gifts the Church of St. Michael in No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.07 for underprivileged children in Big Madison. Soybeans ........................... 3.95 Stone County. Agnes is survived by children: Corn ................................... 1.60 Last year we spent ovei $3,60O on Harvey of Bellingham, JoAnn about 185children. Thompson of Burnsville, Alice If you would like to help with this Vignalo of Saint Paul, Father TOGETHER excellent cause,you can send cash Anthony of El Paso, TX, Bernetta donations to Project Christmas, P.O. Connally of CA, Myron of Edina, 24 60 YEARS Box 53, Ortonville, MN 56278 or you grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren can drop off 'new' unwrapped gifts and two great great grandchildren. "- Nov. 18, 2002 -- to Blair Johnson, C.P.A., in - Ortonville or to the Ortonville Pizza Ranch.  i !   The Ortonville Dairy Queen is   also serving as a drop site and will be I orlia'lY t-i'l'lTrl giving away a free sundae to anyone who drops off a "new" unwrapped resent there for Project Christmas. Evelyn Zahnow, Secretary ' / Twenty six guests attended the Big i Stone City Sr. pot luck dinner and ' Birthdays monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 4. Every one enjoyed our chicken dinner. We began our day with the pledge to ,i ii the flag, sang the table prayer and As Taken From The Big Stone happy birthday to six people. At 1 :,:: American Legion Auxiliary Birthday p.m. our meeting was brought to order Tuesday, Nov. 12 and treas, reports were given by 1 Dee Strege, NolaLockwood Evelyn and Myrtle. Both were Wednesday, Nov. 13 approved as read. Sample ballots were Marty Brown, 'Woody" Sellin, available for SD voters. We also Nancy Jorgenson Behm, Kim Nypen received free bottles of vitamins to J.R. & Babe Parker Melton, Paul Taffy, Jennifer those who wished to use them. Also a Barnhardt Wiik, Cory Anderson, discussion on help with the high price of medication. A motion was made and seconded to purchase a new can opener. Selma agreed to purchase one. It doesn't have to be an electric one. The tables were set today by Evelyn and Geneve. Our Dec. meeting will be on Tuesday the 3rd with Ileen and Lorraine getting our tables set. A get well card was sent to Idella and a sympathy card to Ethel Wentworth and family. Geneve takes care of this job for us. If any one knows of some one that is ill or needs a sympathy card please call Geneve. Evelyn and Mildred each read a joke. Our meeting came to a close and the afternoon was spent playing cards and bingo. Peterson prevails in district 20A Representative Doug Peterson (DFL), who retired from the legislature this year after serving since 1990. Aaron Peterson will be the third generation of his family to represent the district. His grandfather Harry Peterson (DFL) held the seat from 1964 to 1974. "I want to thank all the voters who came out on election day to support me. And I want to let all residents of District 20A know that I'll be working hard to ensure our rural families, seniors, farmers, and Main Streets get the service and attention we deserve from the state of Minnesota," he said. Aaron Peterson can be reached at 320-226-1737. Non-profit golf course proposal meeting The Inde (U.S.P.S. eooe JAMES D. Computer and EMILEE BILL Pressman BOB Pressman TIM Camera NANCY Collater PHIL BLAK Layout Tues., Nov. 12. 2002 con the Puttied Every Tuesday Orlonville, Penodicals Postage Paid SUBSCRIFIION $30.00 per year in Pade, Traverse Minnesota, Grant and in South Dakota. counties in All others, $38.00 per Postmaster: Send The Ortonville Kelly Dewald, Dylan Carl Loraff Thursday, Nov. 14 Mike Streed, Don Stock, Lois Lorange, Silas Ulrich, Ashley Nicole Welberg, Wanda Kraemer, Debbie Pearson, Lateena Hofhenke, Kayla Mielitz, Mary Henneberg, Merle Kelvington Friday, Nov. 15 Angela Pederson, Rosemary Brown, Jacob Ray Wester, Bryan Kuener, Marion Larsen, Connor Nicholes Rawleigh, Gene Biever, Joel Block Saturday, Nov. 16 James Kelly, Jacalyn Nornes, Mindy Raaf Arndt, Shawn Keesling, Mike Carlson, Ardell Hedge, Aaron Zehringer, Jordan Zehringer, Brittany Welberg, Matthew Jon Fellows, Ileen Christensen, Lance Lokken, Devon Linberg, Clayton Thompson Sunday, Nov. 17 Cheryl Trebil Carl, Craig McEwen, Roger Nornes, Steve Teske, Greg Roeder, Paul Hegge, Emma Lynn Christensen, Natalie Pillatzki, Joshua Teske, Laura Rothi, Maria Strei, Jeanne Berg Monday, Nov. 18 Dayna Wiley, Debby Kolb Stern, Daron Seivig, Marjorie Watson, David Rausqh, Nicolas Anderson, Rod Kongelf, Viola Hansen Tuesday, Nov. 19 Georgia Kolb, Eric Streed, Helen Johnson, Ashley Marie Jones, Amy Jo Speth, Ronald Pederson, Lawrence Bergseth, Colleen Weddell, Debbie Ellingson, Mark Pillatzki, Jon Berg The group that is trying to get a non-profit corporation to run the golf course will be holding a meeting this Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm at the Senior Citizen Center. The final proposal to be presented to the City Council will be discussed. All interested parties are urged to attend. If you are interested in looking at a copy of the proposal before the meeting a copy may be picked up at Minnwest Bank or at Blair Johnson CPA accounting office. Aaron Peterson (DFL) won his first election bid for state representative in district 20A. "I'm looking forward to bringing the vigor with which I campaigned to the state legislature," Peterson said. "I see many opportunities to better connect our towns to the Minnesota economy, through strategic economic development, value-added agriculture, and improving transportation and telecommunications connectivity," Peterson explained. Peterson defeated his opponent by six percentage points (53-47) in what was considered a competitive race for the seat left vacant by his father, State cold cereals, English muffins and milk. Thursday--apple juice, breakfast pizza, applesauce and milk. Friday--apple juice, scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and milk. Lunch 'ruesdaynoodle soup, summer sausage sandwiches, green grapes, orange wedges, PB/PBJ and milk. Wednesday--turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, bread, pumpkin dessert and milk. Thursday--roast beef sandwiches, nacho chips with cheese sauce, banana, apple slices, PB/PBJ and milk. Friday---cheesy bread with pizza sauce, mixed veggies, fruit salad, brownies, PB/PBJ and milk. Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at the Bellingham School next Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Each teacher will be in their class rooms. Please make an effort to come to school and visit with your children's teachers and pick up their first report card of the school year. We almost always have 100% participation and we're hoping for that again this fall. Thanks for your interest in your child's education. 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