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Area news digest LOUISBURG-A Mound, Minn. man was injured in a hunting accident over the weekend near Louisburg. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Department was called at 5:09 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15th and informed of a hunting accident northwest of Louisburg. Stan Straley, 49, of Mound, Minn. was shot in his left foot by a 12-gauge shotgun slug. The accident occurred while Straley was walking in a cornfield. According to the sheriff's department, the slug came from a member of his 14-hunter party. The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. He was treated at the Ortonville Hospital and transferred to Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. APPLETON-According to the National Weather Service you can blame the nasty weather on one of the strongest low pressure systems in the past 25 years. In southern Minnesota the barometer hit a low of 25.43 bringing with it one of the worst storms to ever hit this part of the country. Accompanying the storm was thunder and lightning, strong northwest winds and at times a complete white out. In the Appleton area approximately seven to eight inches of that heavy wet snow blanketed the area commencing Monday evening. Tuesday all activity ground to a halt as schools were closed and businesses were fairly empty. Schools were closed Tuesday and then following a two hour late start on Wednesday, officials again called off school due to conditions on most county roads. Roads were closed most of Tuesday in western Swift County, a spokeswoman in the Swift County Sheriff's Department dispatch center said. DULUTH-Wilder Morey could hardly believe the whitetail deer that wandered into his gun sight this week. After a quick count of the points, it was all he could do to squeeze off a steady shot to bring it down. "At first I thought he was about a 10-pointer. But I kept seeing more points and then I started shaking so much that I had to put the gun down," Morey said. The 16-year-old hunter from Eau Claire, Wis., recovered enough to make the kill on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and then it was counting time. "Well, it's at least 30. It could be as many as 34. We're not sure exactly what they count as a point or not," said Rick McKeever of Warroad, Morey's uncle. "It looks like there are 34 points at least an inch-and-a-half long." The buck is of the nontypical variety, which means its antlers aren't evenly matched or symmetrical. It has antler growth facing back and over its head as well as off to both sides. The buck weighed in at 219 pounds field-dressed. The family was hunting on land they own on Lake of the Woods' Flag Island, a remote island in Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Morey shot the deer at about 7:30 a.m. on a cold mornifi9 following a blizzard. One shot from a .264 Winchester magnum did the buck in. The lucky gun is a family heirloom passed down from grandfather to father and now to grandson. "It was Dad's gun until Wednesday. But he told me I might as well keep it after getting this deer," Morey said. Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Dennis Rademacher and Angie Schmidt went to Milbank and visited Katherine Karels at St. William's Home and took her to visit Clara Rademacher, Sally Roggenbuck and Dorothy Sis at Northridge on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15. Scott Drobny of Sauk Center and Patrick Drobny of Delano were weekend visitors at the Matt Drobny and Greg Strei home and enjoyed deer Mr. and Mrs. Tom Strei of Alexandria and Dick Trombley of Minnetonka were weekend guests at the Gene Strei home. Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka was a Saturday supper and evening guest. Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka was a Nov. 14 weekend guest at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Additional Sunda, brunch guests, were Dick Trombley, Mrs. Ber-ni'e Kirchberg and Laura, afternoon visitor hunting in this area. was Mrs. Dave Mork. "" Mr. and '/01rg:'Alfred VOlltnanF : Mr. and Mrs: Ke;i'n Ho'ffman attended the funeral of Mrs. Donald (lleanor) Schuelke at Dawson on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, 1998. Keith Pillatzki of Hallock spent several days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzki home. Weekend guests were Mr. and Mrs. Brad Nelson and family of Glencoe. Sunday afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Brenden Van Sambeek and Christopher of Milbank and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Piilatzki and family. Members of St. Anthony and St. Monica Catholic Aid Council served lunch and hosted a bingo party at Northridge Nursing Home in Ortonville on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, 1998. Mrs. Myra Schmieg was a Sunday, Nov. 15 afternoon visitor at the Jim Radermacher home in Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schuelke were Thursday, Nov. 12 afternoon visitors at the Hildegard and Pat Kasier homes in Big Stone. Sunday, Nov. 15 dinner and afternoon guests at the Jerry Adelman home were Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adelman and Tristan, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adelman and Zachery, Mrs. Keith Adelman and girls of Graceville, Mrs. Rick Wilkening and family of Appleton in honor of Ken and Mrs. Rick Wilkening's birthdays. Paul Schumacher and sons Joe and Jim of Maple Grove and Tim Schumacher of Champlin were weekend guests at the Mrs. Joan Strei home and were among the lucky deer hunters in this area. Mrs. Joan Strei accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Glen Abramoski to Sioux City on Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 and attended the Baptism of their granddaughter and niece Grace Frances Seizer and were guests at the Sam Seizer home and returned home Sunday evening. Paul Karels who is attended NDSU in Fargo spent the weekend at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Radermacher and Dennis Rademacher were among relatives that helped their sister Mrs. Lawrence Reiffenberger observe her birthday in Watertown Friday evening, Nov. 13, 1998. Mrs. Ralph Karels returned home from Dakota Surgical Hospital in Aberdeen on Friday, Nov. 13. Eileen Karels of Fargo spent the weekend at her parental home. Visitors during the weekend were Mrs. Marcy Trombley of Minnetonka, Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Mrs. Gene Pillatzke, Paul and Jamie Karels of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels and family and Mr. and Mrs. Fran Karels and sons. of Excelsior are the parents of a son, Jason Lawrence, born on Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman Schmieg of Milbank and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoffman of rural Bellingham. Great grandmother is Mrs. Dora Zahn of Madison Nursing Home. Old Mill Twirlers Two and a half squares danced to the calling of Logan Jackson last Wednesday. The Twirlers will not dance this Wednesday. Our next dance will be Dec. 2, with Cal Brown, from Watertown, calling. On the lunch committee are Gene and Lois Spiering and Bill and Elaine Mohr. A short business meeting will follow the dance. Jim Jirak, from Breckenridge, will call Dec. 9, and Hank Prasnicki will emcee the Christmas Jamboree, Dec. 16. The Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday nights at 8:00 in the high school lunchroom. Guests are always welcome, use the northeast door. Page 2c Open house for Schmeichels' 50th Joanne and Marvin Schmeichel of Odessa observed their Golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 23rd of this year. In observance of the event, there will be an open house celebration on Saturday, Nov. 28th, 1998, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Odessa. There will be a brief program at 2 p.m. No local invitations have been sent. All friends and relatives are welcome. Your presence is your gift. Governor Carlson announces federal ag in to combat low commodity prices and surplus Governor Arne H. Carlson today announced an agricultural initiative to expand the Federal Food For Peace program. Addressing the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council in Bloomington, Governor Carlson out- lined a $5 billion proposal to reduce su--'ts, grains, encourage increased exports"f agricultural products and, supply struggling nations with food. "It makes no sense for American farmers to stockpile our surplus grains in parking lots and then suffer record low crop prices while countries around the world go hungry," said Governor Carlson. From 1996 to 1997, United States agricultural exports dropped $5 billon (from $60 to $55 billion). Nationally, "carry-over" or overage stocks of wheat, corn and soybeans have dou- bled for the last two years. In Minnesota, Department of Agriculture officials estimate that farmers have been forced to stockpile the totality of at least one year's crop. The recently enacted federal farm relief bill con- rained an additional $3 billion in tran- sition payments to account for reduced exoorts and lower prices. Mobile meals Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Friday, Nov. 27 (No Thanksgiving): Bud Haukos, Bud and Lorene Robertson, Russ and Gert Leger Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 4: John and Rose Marie Fridgen, Bud Haukos, Bill and Donna Hoel Letters to the editor Dear Sir: Over the past few weeks the phrase "we didn't need to know ..." referring to the presidential scandal has really bothered me, because I did need to know. Though I realize this is a lengthy letter I hope you will print my side "I Needed To Know." 'We didn't need to know'? I did. I needed to know for myself; to see his face and hear his answers, to share his public humiliation, his pain, anger, and embarrassment because he is a child of my generation and I am so ashamed. I needed to watch because I remembered after World War II the voices of the German people saying, "We didn't know." Ignorance may be bliss but it is stupidity that remains ignorant in false of truth. Stupidity is destroying tile common sense of a nation. This investigation of our President may be about sex but it is also about lies, deceit and deception and ut a nation of people who for too tri/lave accepted faith without trust, hope without vision, and love without commitment. 'But the economy is booming.' So? Ask those who sow the seed. I needed to know anyway because America is my country and I am not ready to give up my responsibilities as a citizen. In January, Mr. Clinton shook his finger at me as a citizen of this country and denied to my face this whole affair. In August, he confessed his sin to me and in the same breath I heard him say he would fight all the charges against him with every legal (stretch) he could. In September, I was given an opportunity to hear his words and judge, not his soul, but his truthfulness and his character. He said - that same woman of January, Miss Lewinsky - was a good girl with a big heart. He lied to me because I know the difference between good and bad. She was not a good girl but one of the lost children of His generation who know no better way. Mr. Clinton believes if you can 'split the hair' enough times the lie will become truth and truth become the lie. By his own statements he also seems to believe that if one speaks well the truth can be twisted and placed beneath the law. It was frightening to hear by his own word how ill-informed he was, how little control he has over the decisions and actions of his staff and how he gets a lot of his information from reading the papers. We have been told time and again about the brilliant mind and memory of Bill Clinton. However, as his testimony continued it became clear his remarkable memory has failed to retain much pertinent material concerning the circumstances surrounding his testimony. I found his almost insane definition of words truly inspired ... ill-inspired. But most of all I found his contempt for the intelligence of the American people to be astounding. I needed to know but I hated to hear of his actions, his lies, his foolish words of explanation, his excuses, his eagerness to take credit for the successes and to blame everyone else for the failures of his administration. I needed to listen because I had laughed when I should have cried. Bill Clinton may or may not remain in the office of President, but he will always remain a child of my generation. Miss Lewinsky may never be a saint but she will always be one of the lost children of Bill and Hilary's generation. The Congress of the United States carries a heavy weight of responsibility under the rules of impeachment. The American people who call themselves people of God, also carry a heavy weight under the Law and Truth of God. Our God speaks clearly, "for if my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and I will heal their land." Yours truly, Mary C. Spitzack, A Housewife 627 17th St. SE Owatonna, MN 55060 BIG STONE COOPERATIVE ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE FOR THE STOCKHOLDERS OF BIG STONE COOPERATIVE DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 PLACE: The Matador Supper Club Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:45 p.m. Meeting Entertainment by Kevin Hotwood Please call the office at Clinton if you plan to attend. (320) 325-5466 or 1-800-325-1132 Spouses invited. Bruce Hoernemann, Secretary Board of Directors 00INDEPENDENT TIME: These actions have taken place while many nations, such as Russia and North Korea, are struggling to feed their citizens. The $5 billion assigned to the Food for Peace pro- gram would help these countries bring food to those who need it, and it would counterbalance the nearly $5 billion that U.S. farmers have lost in exports since 1996 due to global eco- nomic problems and export barriers. The Food for Peace program would buy up reserve grains at an acceptable market value, and distribute them to countries needing help. This would benefit farmers in the short term by reducing grain stocks. Recognizing that long-term assis- tance is needed as well, the Governor called for several measures that would increase export opportunities for farmers. U.S. farmers are currently shut out of roughly 15 percent of the world's export market for wheat due to food sanctions against countries around the world. Governor Carlson pointed out that more than half of the 120 trade sanctions imposed by the U.S. since the 1930s have been imlosed in just the last three years. These sanctions have farmers out of $6.3 share every year. The initiative would be a bold: eliminating the use of as weapons. In a letter sent today Clinton and Minnesota's al delegation, President Clinton to tives from the U.S. Agriculture, the Representatives, the Commerce, the World United Nations to resources and efforts to to bridge the gap farm fields of America andt people of the world. Carlson also urged ment to expand the Food program by $5 billion, track negotiating remove trade barriers sanctions. "Food should no longerb an instrument of Governor Carlson said. an instrument of peace." NORTHEAST ORTHOPA CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 13 Y II)ldl#,llll,lllllll;t,f41)l.A'i Seeing patients weekly at the Ortonville Hospital. 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