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Obituaries I Wilford H. Wallace Funeral services for Wilford H. Wallace were held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Living Hope Fellowship- Assembly of God in Ortonville, with Pastor David Homrighausen officiating. Burial was in the Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Wilford Henry Wallace the son of Henry and Grace (Merriman) Wallace was born Nov. 21, 1924 at home on the farm SW of Britton, SD. Wilford was raised in the Britton area where he attended school, graduating from the Britton High School in 1942. Wilford went into the Merchant Marines in 1943, serving until 1945; in 1946, Wilford joined the Army until 1947 where he served in Korea. Wilford attended Rutgers University and South Dakota State University graduating with a Master's Degree in Agronomy. On June 30, 1946, Wilford was united in marriage to Arlene Anders at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, NY. They made their home Dorothy Fultz Dorothy Fultz, 101, of Ventura, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Oct. 31,2010. She was born June 20, 1909, to Solomon and Augusta Kight in Ortonville, and had been a resident of Ventura for 73 years. Dorothy was one of six children who lived on an island where her family ran a farming and fishing business. At a young age Dorothy worked alongside her brothers on the family farm. In 1935, she came to Ventura County and two years later married Ervie Fultz, a local rancher. She was a housewife raising two daughters, Doris and Evelyn, as well as a step-daughter, Jessie. In later years Dorothy worked at Oxnard Pearl Laundry. In 1952, she went to work as a food processor for in South Dakota. Wilford taught agronomy classes in several high schools in eastern South Dakota. He also worked for Cenex in Britton, SD at the fertilizer plant and as a sales representative for 30 years. Wilford started a spraying business to keep the older boys busy in the summer. Wilford and Arlene moved to Brookings, SD in 1989; in November of 2003, they moved to Ortonville, to be closer to their daughter. They lived at Northridge Residence until December of 2006 when they moved in with their daughter, Linda. They lived with her until Arlene's stroke in 2008 when they moved back into Northridge Residence. Wilford had a great love for God and for his family. He spent a lot of time with his children and grandchildren, teaching them many life skills, how to ride horses, and many days that were spent pheasant hunting. When Wilford and Arlene were living in Britton, they welcomed several foster children into their home. Summer vacations with the family were always great fun! Wilford died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville. He had lived to reach the age of 85 years. He was deeply loved Oxnard Frozen Foods, and retired after 20 years of employment in 1974. In 1977 Dorothy moved to Ventura. She enjoyed lunch, special trips and new friends she met at the Ventura Senior Center. She enjoyed visiting local restaurants, especially those serving "mashed potatoes and gravy." Dorothy had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being with people. She was a member of the Tri-County Teamsters Retirees and a member of Teamsters for over 50 years. She was past president of Ventura Grandmother's Club. Dorothy is survived by daughters, Doris Fickel and her partner Elmar Manibo of Signal Hill and Evelyn Rowden of Ventura; step-daughter, Jessie White of Thousand Oakes; grandchildren, Ryan Carino and his partner Becky Zimmerman, Marisa Alberta Jeanne Storeim Alberta Jeanne Storeim, age 70, of Greybull, WY passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at Bonnie Bluejacket Memorial Nursing Home between Basin and Greybull, WY. Memorial services will-be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at the Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull, WY with Pastor Tim Trippel officiating. Immediately following the services, a reception for family and friends will be held at Lisa's Restaurant, 200 Greybull Avenue, Greybull, WY. On Sept. 24, 1940 Alberta was born in Powell, WY to Harry Leon Wilson and Jeannette Baxter Wilson. Alberta was raised in Powell and received her elementary and high school education in Powell. She then went on to college at Northwest Community College in Powell. On April 14, 196 l, Alberta married Jerry Storeim in Billings, MT. Alberta worked at Pamida in Powell in the early 1970's and as a waitress at Parker's Caf6 and Bluejacket's Restaurant in Greybull. She drove bus for the Greybull Schools for 17 years. Alberta was instrumental in starting the Greybull Recreation District in the early 1980's. She would set up classes and sports activities on weekday afternoons at the Greybull City Park for the area children. She served on the Recreation District Board for several years thereafter. She and her husband, Jerry, also planted the poplar trees on the west side of the Greybull Football Field in order to provide shade for future football players and their fans. Alberta was a very accomplished knitter and for many years supplied her family and friends with beautiful sweaters and afghan quilts for Christmas and birthday presents. She also hosted ladies tea parties for the neighborhood children for several William J.(Bill) Kiernat Surrounded by his family, Bill passed away on Nov. 21,2010 in Sun City West, AZ. Bill was born in Ortonville, on Nov. 8,1934 to Francis and Gladys Kiernat. He served in the US Navy on the USS Essex and the USS Philippine Sea. During his military service, Bill was a photographer. Bill attended the University of Minnesota and earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his stint in the Navy, Bill continued his time behind the camera as a photojournalist for United Press International (UPI). He was stationed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Atlanta, Georgia, and he completed his work with UP1 as the Bureau Manager in Madison, Wl where he met and married Jean Chapman in 1963. He traveled across the United States and the globe, documenting the events of the day for UPI. While assigned to the Atlanta Bureau, Bill had the privilege of covering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights struggles in the 1960s. UPI also provided Bill the opportunity to meet and become friends with many newsmakers of the day including Korczak Ziolkowski, sculptor of the Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota, and Wilt Chamberlain of the Minnesota Lakers. He covered the birth of the first quintuplets born in the United States, and provided press coverage for a birthday party given at Taliesin by Ogilvanna Wright to honor her late husband, Frank Lloyd Wright. As an advocate of social justice. Bill hosted and assisted a Vietnamese family as they relocated and began a new life in Wisconsin after the fall of Saigon, and he has been a longtime supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center for Teaching Tolerance, an organization that reflects his values of compassion and equality. Bill worked for the State of Wisconsin in several different roles including Manager for the State Data Processing Training program. He served as lead budget analyst and space management supervisor for the State Department of Administration. For a number of years, Bill was affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. In 1983, Bill moved to Arizona to work for the Maricopa Community College System as a ...................... m "-; Bierschbaeh B iel00e00hb00ch 605-432-5032 Mon. 8am - 5pm Tues. 7am - 12 noon Wed. & Thur. 8am - 6pm Fri. 8am - 12 noon and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Wilford is survived by his daughters: Linda Kilvington of Ortonville and Stephanie "Jollie" Wallace of Bemidji; three sons: Randy (Jeanette) Wallace of Custer, SD, Robert "Bobby" Wallace of Ortonville, Frances "Merdy" Simon of Granite Falls; daughter-in-law Sharyn Wallace of Great Falls, MT; two brothers: Darrell (Vergie)Wallace of Britton, SD and Donald (Shirley) Wallace of Madison, WI; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Wilford was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Grace Wallace in 1976; wife Arlene in 2009; sons Garry Wallace in 2010 and Ronald Simon in 1973; two sisters; Maxine Wallace in 1934 and Shirley Wallace in 1939; brother Robert Wallace and wife Mernis in 1947; one granddaughter, Michelle Jergesen in 1992. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family on- line, visit our website at Carino, Steven White, Kelly White and Karen Filimon; great- grandchildren, Janice Santos, Johnny Pittman-Carino, Andy Zimmerman, Jake Zimmerman and Heather Montafio; great-great-grandson, James Merle. Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be truly missed. She taught us great lessons that will be a part of our memories. The family wishes to thank Johnnieann Bushnell, her special caregiver, and Assisted Hospice for the loving care they extended to mother during her brief illness. Arrangements were under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at years. Alberta was preceded in death by: her parents, and her husband, Jerry, on Oct. 26, 2010. Alberta is survived by: her sons, Marty Storeim of Worland, WY, Maj. Gen. Nash replaces Shellito as Head of Guards The Minnesota National Guard gained a new adjutant general on Mon- day, Nov. 1. Governor Tim Pawlenty administered the oath to Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda at 9:00 a.m. Nash, who will be the 30th Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, suc- ceeds Lt. Gen. (Brevet) Larry W. Sbel- lito. The Adjutant General is the admin- istrative head of the Minnesota De- partment of Military Affairs and the leader of the Minnesota National Guard. Minnesota has the nation's fifth largest National Guard, with more than 14,000 members operating in 63 facil- ities throughout the state. Since 2003, the Minnesota National Guard has de- ployed more than 18,000 Citizen-Sol- diers and Airmen in support of military operations around the world. The Guard also assists local authorities dur- ing natural disasters at the direction of the Governor. Nash recently returned from Iraq as the commander of the 34th Infantry Red Bull Division headquartered in Rosemount. He led more than 1,200 Citizen-Soldiers representing 273 Min- nesota communities and 14 states who deployed with the Red Bulls during a historic 12-month deployment in sup- port of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 and 2010. The Red Bulls pro- vided command and control of military forces in the southern third of Iraq and led a force of approximately 14,000 U.S. Servicemembers throughout nine of Iraq's 18 provinces. Nash's military service began when he was drafted into the Army in 1972. Prior to his current assignment, Nash served as Special Assistant to the Com- batant Commander, North American Aerospace Command, United States Northern Command. He also served as the commanding general for the Min- nesota National Guard's peacekeeping deployment to Bosnia in 2003-2004. More than 1,100 members of the Min- nesota Army National Guard were de- ployed in support of the mission. Nash had a successful 32-year ca- reer in the construction industry as well as continuing a successful military ca- reer as a traditional Guardsman in the Minnesota National Guard. He has been awarded 10 patents as the sole or co-inventor of. manufacturing equip- ment that has revolutionized the process of producing pre-stress con- crete construction components. Nash earned his Bachelor of Sci- ence degree from Mankato State Uni- versity and graduated from the Army War College. Originally from Jordan, Nash and his wife Jeanette now reside in New Prague. They have a son, Ryan, and daughter, Kelly. Nash was selected as a finalist by a search committee appointed by Gover- nor Pawlenty when General Shellito announced his retirement. Shetlito's current seven-year term as Adjutant General will ended on Oct. 31. Approximately 2,700 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers will deploy for operations throughout Kuwait and Iraq in 2011. The Department of De- fense announced earlier this year that the Minnesota Army National Guard's Bloomington-based 1st Brigade Com- bat Team, 34th Infantry Division, has been alerted to prepare for a deploy- ment in support of Operation New Dawn, the drawdown phase of Opera- tion Iraqi Freedom. Minnesota Farm Beginnings receives USDA Grant Making a go of it in farming today can be difficult, and the first five years are critical to success, according to agriculture experts. Thanks to a $580,000 grant from the USDA, the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project has an opportunity to expand its successful Farm Beginnings program, which addresses this need. For the past 14 years, Farm Begin- nings has focused predominantly on launching beginning farmers, but this grant will allow them to offer addi- tional support, program director Amy Bacigalupo says. "It is piloting some new approaches for farmers who are in a more ad- vanced place with their farm start-up." They plan to develop more work- shops that engage existing farmers of all skill levels, she adds. The Farm Beginnings program has a unique, no-interest loan that until now has only been offered to livestock pro- ducers, she explains. "After they take our strategic plan- ning class, they are eligible for this livestock loan. It comes with five years of technical support, so there's a team of people working with them as they manage these new animals. That's been very successful. Based on that success, we wanted to expand this opportunity beyond livestock." The grant will also allow Farm Be- ginnings to address other barriers to launching novice farmers, such as ac- cess to land. Bacigalupo says they're looking at ways to connect aging farm- ers, and land owners who do not farm, with the next generation of farmers. "We want to engage that community in helping us come up with some solu- tions that will work for them and work for beginning farmers, so that as they move forward with their decision-mak- ing - maybe as land transfers to the next generation in their family - there's some security, some access for begin- ning farmers." The current session of Farm Begin- nings is full, but there will be workshop opportunities this coming winter and spring. The Land Stewardship Project is one of 40 grant recipients nationwide of the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. More than 60 percent of the program partic- ipants from Farm Beginning's first 12 years are still farming today. The complete list of USDA grant re- cipients is available at Food Shelf Volunteers needed Steven (Bridget) Storeim of Casper, WY, and Aaron Storeim, currently tremelybusy and additional asislance, food shelf. (There are teams of three serving in the United States Army in :,is nged! yo!unteering is a great way :;olunteers each shift.) Volunteer will Afghanistan; her daughters, Cari to Oontnbute tothe food shel. They serve from Januari through April The (Doyal) Waterworth of Worland, WY and Nicolle (Shawn) Trotter of Cody, WY; her sister, Georganna (Jim) Takacs of Powell, WY; and her grandchildren, Justin and Ryan Waterworth, Jacob Storeim, Madison, Mayson, and Millie Storeim, and Emily, Drew, and Aaron Trotter. A memorial fund has been established in Alberta's name at Big Hem Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 471, Greybuil, WY 82426. Proceeds will go to the Greybull Arts Council. Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. history instructor, Bill and his family enjoyed camping throughout the country-on long drives to the Gulf States of Mississippi and Alabama, and on many warm weather weekends at Ridgerun, a family acreage just outside of Ridgeway, WI. Bill enjoyed woodworking, house projects and being active in the Democratic party. Bill moved to Sun City Grand in 2000 and continued to be a life-long learner by participating in community classes and workshops. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jean, kids Kate (Cheri) of Bryan, TX, Bill (Alisa) of Argyle, TX and Carolyn of Sausalito, CA, granddaughter Madison and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center- Teaching Tolerance, 400 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church 9728 W. Palmeras Drive, Sun City, AZ 85373. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences by visiting the on-line obituary guest book at The food shelf has become ex- volunteer to assist customers at the Contact Karin at the Get Involved currently have volunteers from Big Stone i2ity, SD, Clinton, Graceville and Ortonville. The Big Stone Lake Area Emer- gency Food Shelf has the following volunteer opportunities available: 2nd Monday of each month - two volunteers to help unload and put away food from the Second Harvest truck that delivers to the food shelf. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds. The time is frdm 3:45 p.m.- 5:45 p.m. (approxi- mately two hours or less). I st Thursday of each month - one time is from 8:45 a.m - noon (approx- imatley three hours). 3rd Thursday of each month - one volunteer to assist customers at the food shelf. (There are teams of three volunteers each shift.) Time is from 8:45 a.m. - noon (approximatley three hours). Starting January 4th -4th Tuesday of each month- two volunteers to as- sist customers at the food shelf. (There are teams of three volunteers each shift). Time is from 12:45-4 p.m. (ap- proximately three hours). o nK .. O'U'" Flnanclng "i"" - - .NO Interest rowersporls,,,, .o.-...-.,,, L HWV 12 MmlbanlL SO Office at 839-2111 if you are inter- ested. Usual office days/hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 to 4 p.m. If no answer leave your name and number and she will get back to you as soon as possible. The food shelf is open Mondays I- 4 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon except holidays. Monthly use of the food shelf is available to residents of the Big Stone City and Big Stone County area. NOTE: As of January 4,2011 the Food Shelf will be open Tuesdays (NOT Mondays) to better serve resi- dents. Workshops set for farmers mkt. vendors The Minnesota Farmers' Market Association and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are co- sponsoring five regional workshops in an effort to provide outreach to more vendors. These workshops replace the fall conferences previously held each year in Staples and Owatonna. The workshops will be held in Albany, Bemidji, Bloomington, Mankato and St. Charles to provide current and prospective vendors infor- mation about food safety rules and regulations, how to obtain non-profit status, insurance coverage for vendors and markets, and how to advertise and promote a market. The Minnesota Farmers' Market Association will also provide an overview of its activities and accom- plishments. Anyone interested in vending at farmers' markets is encour- aged to attend. No preregistration is required. The dates and locations of the informational farmers' market work- shops are as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 9-11:30 a.m. Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 55431 Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Albany American Legion, 317 Railroad Ave, Albany Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Bemidji Senior Center, 216 3rd Street, Bemidji Thursday, Dec. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., St. Charles City Hall Community Room, 830 Whitewater Ave., St. Charles. 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