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i STAN AND JILL ADELMAN and daughter, Grace, were in charge of the cake walk at the BES Halloween party. Two New Tropical Beach 15 MIN. TANNI00IG BEDS Check our super  :4 package specials! , o.,;, ' !!: 6 MONTH PKG.- w,,,, .... L GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT GIFTS! For Tanning or Dollar Store If you need gifts for a group, let us know if zoe can help. NO Save 6 MN! Regular Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM ORTONVILLE, MN • PHONE (320) 839-2653 I Boneless - Per Lb. Chuck Steak or Roast $2.29 10-I Lb. Pkgs. - Per Lb. 90% Lean Ground Beef $1.89 Whole - Per Lb. I C.WF. - Per Lb, Top Sirloin Steak $3.99  114s or  i Sides...." JL. 59 i i Assorted - Per Lb. Pork ! c,op,.: 1.79 Your Wild Game Processing Headquarters! :,.....y We make the best home- ,,.. :; .... made sausages in the :':>: areal 80% lean pork ..,'i: REGISTER TO WIN ....  ': ........... ONE OF THREE ": $100 MEAT BUNDLESI Lowest F)rlces on Deer Processing In the Areal • Award Winning Recipes Won at TH-State Locker Convention • Summer Sausage. Pepper Sticks. Country Ring Sausage ' Formed Jerky. Cajun Sticks Breakfast Links o Onion, Smoked & Fresh Bratwurst * Hot Dogs. German Rope Sausage Ring Bologna * Venison Jerky, Polish Sausage • Dried Venison Special Seasoned Cooked Deer Roast WE'LL CATER YOUR SPECIAL EVENTSt t Kidnapping (Continued from page 1) authorities were in pursuit of the sus- pect near Dawson. The suspect allegedly ran his truck into a plowed field where authorities were able to take him into custody. For Beumer, the most surprising part of the incident concerns the sus- pect's age. He said the boy acted very experienced and confident, and his mention of prison led Beumer to believe that he was in his early- to mid-20s. The suspect and his 18-year-old brother are believed to have stolen a car in Sisseton early Thursday morn- ing before heading to Lake City where authorities say they broke into a bar. A Marshall County Deputy there arrested the older brother while the younger one escaped in the deputy's car, precipitating the events leading to Beumer's kidnapping. Beumer says he and his wife spoke by phone with the suspect's parents over the weekend. "We just wanted to let them know that we had no animos- ity toward him or them," explains Beumer. "We want to be there for him and help him get his life straightened out," Beumer says. Beumer believes the boy should pay the highest penalty for his crimes, but says that he could tabled a proposal for a new 80-foot dock at Lakeside Park. Citizens spoke on both sides of the issue. "It's a plug-in to the main asset of the community, and that's the lake," said Ortonville resident Tom Tobin. Jim Heinecke agreed with the appeal of such a dock, but thought it was inappropriate at a time when the city was proposing cuts to core services. The Council agreed to wait on Arndt's dock proposal until further information on funding from the Parks and Recreation Department can be obtained. The Council rejected a proposal to use state highway money to pave Rita Road. In a 2-3 vote, Councilmembers Sellin and Arndt approved the project but were outvoted by Councilmembers Berkner, Dorry, and Dinnel; Councilmember Oakes, who lives on Rita Road, abstained from voting, and Councilmember Reinke was absent. The Council unanimously approved a bid from Marshall-based Doom and Cuypers for $189,984 for the OAHS Outpatient Dialysis Center. Four bids were received on the project. Councilmembers also approved an easement on the senior housing facility property. Without the easement, construction would have halted. detect goodness in the youth and hopes that that quality can be Rrvan Rakow retrieved. Beumer feels fortunate that he rites pending removed two high-powered deer rifles from his vehicle before heading down to his cabin Thursday morning. He shudders at the thought of the suspect having those weapons at his disposal as he tried to evade the authorities. "I don't believe in coincidences," says Beumer. "I believe everything is under God's hand. We really want to be responsible with our part in this." The Roberts County States Attorney was not available for com- ment Monday, so no information is known on the suspect's court appear- ances. Likely charges include kidnap- ping, breaking and entering, and weapons offenses. Council (Continued from page 1) the police department got on the chopping block."He pointed out that departments such as Parks and Recreation are considered luxuries. He also compared the volume of calls the police department handles to the number of calls handled by the fire department each year; in 2002, the fire department had 20 calls, while the police department answered 23,069 phone calls and responded to 1,219 complaints, according to Hormann. Ortonville resident and police dispatcher Kate Heinecke asked the council if a tax increase had been considered and proposed to citizens. Arndt said the increase would amount to a $450,000 levy with the city's portion of residents' property taxes increasing by 50 percent over two years. "We need to take a hard look at the discretionary expenses," declared Mayor Dinnel. He listed several auxiliary city services: the skating rink, swimming pool, archery range, beach, and Economic Development Authority. He said hours could be reduced at the library or senior center. Councilmember Oakes pointed out that the Council has discussed such items but chose to cut none. As discussion shifted to the Ortonville Area Health Services, Jim Foster, OAHS finance director, acknowledged the organization had accumulated money over the last few years, spending $1.4 million of its own reserves on the new facility, which could not be financed with tax dollars. He cautioned that tighter times are expected by OAHS due to a freeze on nursing home rates and the repayment of equipment loans and building bonds. Arndt pointed out that the taxpayers of Ortonville are the stockholders of the healthcare facility. "If times get tough, the financial burden falls on the taxpayers," observed Arndt. He suggested that the facility could be sold; the city would still have the jobs and services provided by OAHS as well as interest on the sale of the facility. OAHS Administrator Ken Archer said in response to Arndt's suggestion, "There goes eight years of control; one of the things I love is that citizens have input." He warned the council that a private corporation likely would gut services to show a profit to its shareholders. "Essentially, we are all stockholders," countered Oakes. Archer explained the organization is already operating on its 2004 budget. Results from its critical access audit are expected next month through February 2004. Due to the concerns raised, throughout the meeting, Councilmember Arndt chose to revise his proposal. "My concern is ... I don't want an ad hoc committee ... of two persons making the decision for 2,000 people," he explained. Arndt made a motion that OAHS and the Ortonville Police Department each prepare a proposal for cutting $50,000 from their budgets, and that the clinic building be turned over to OAHS. The motion passed unanimously. In other business, the council Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 46- year-old Bryan Rakow of Ortonville, formerly of Bellingham. Memorial services will be announced later. Bryan is the son of Lawrence and Frances Rakow of Bellingham, brother Craig and Tracy Rakow. SEO00'S THE FOUR BREHMER CHILDREN recently attended the HallO Party at Bellingham Elementary School, Danielle, grade 5, Co grade 3, Tyler, grade 1, and Addisyn, 3-yrs. old are the childa Todd and Cindy Brehmer of Bellingham. Two Locations To Serve You Better / ULTRASONIC CLEANING Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM , Monday through Saturday Get Your Cleaned for Holidays! ~ ALL TYPES OF BLINDS ( as low as CALL FOR FREE 32 OR STOP IN AT ETC. CONSIGNMENT IN ORTONVILLE * Brigh! * eautdl ilinds I INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING 225 NW 2nd Street * Ortonville, MN * 320-839-3882 WEEKEND STO HO= 9:00 , 5:00 :& Saturday Nov, 29 th J ATH EY TIFUL p Page 12  INDEPENDENT• Tuesday , hlOV" i STAN AND JILL ADELMAN and daughter, Grace, were in charge of the cake walk at the BES Halloween party. Two New Tropical Beach 15 MIN. TANNI00IG BEDS Check our super  :4 package specials! , o.,;, ' !!: 6 MONTH PKG.- w,,,, .... L GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT GIFTS! For Tanning or Dollar Store If you need gifts for a group, let us know if zoe can help. NO Save 6 MN! Regular Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM ORTONVILLE, MN • PHONE (320) 839-2653 I Boneless - Per Lb. Chuck Steak or Roast $2.29 10-I Lb. Pkgs. - Per Lb. 90% Lean Ground Beef $1.89 Whole - Per Lb. I C.WF. - Per Lb, Top Sirloin Steak $3.99  114s or  i Sides...." JL. 59 i i Assorted - Per Lb. Pork ! c,op,.: 1.79 Your Wild Game Processing Headquarters! :,.....y We make the best home- ,,.. :; .... made sausages in the :':>: areal 80% lean pork ..,'i: REGISTER TO WIN ....  ': ........... ONE OF THREE ": $100 MEAT BUNDLESI Lowest F)rlces on Deer Processing In the Areal • Award Winning Recipes Won at TH-State Locker Convention • Summer Sausage. Pepper Sticks. Country Ring Sausage ' Formed Jerky. Cajun Sticks Breakfast Links o Onion, Smoked & Fresh Bratwurst * Hot Dogs. German Rope Sausage Ring Bologna * Venison Jerky, Polish Sausage • Dried Venison Special Seasoned Cooked Deer Roast WE'LL CATER YOUR SPECIAL EVENTSt t Kidnapping (Continued from page 1) authorities were in pursuit of the sus- pect near Dawson. The suspect allegedly ran his truck into a plowed field where authorities were able to take him into custody. For Beumer, the most surprising part of the incident concerns the sus- pect's age. He said the boy acted very experienced and confident, and his mention of prison led Beumer to believe that he was in his early- to mid-20s. The suspect and his 18-year-old brother are believed to have stolen a car in Sisseton early Thursday morn- ing before heading to Lake City where authorities say they broke into a bar. A Marshall County Deputy there arrested the older brother while the younger one escaped in the deputy's car, precipitating the events leading to Beumer's kidnapping. Beumer says he and his wife spoke by phone with the suspect's parents over the weekend. "We just wanted to let them know that we had no animos- ity toward him or them," explains Beumer. "We want to be there for him and help him get his life straightened out," Beumer says. Beumer believes the boy should pay the highest penalty for his crimes, but says that he could tabled a proposal for a new 80-foot dock at Lakeside Park. Citizens spoke on both sides of the issue. "It's a plug-in to the main asset of the community, and that's the lake," said Ortonville resident Tom Tobin. Jim Heinecke agreed with the appeal of such a dock, but thought it was inappropriate at a time when the city was proposing cuts to core services. The Council agreed to wait on Arndt's dock proposal until further information on funding from the Parks and Recreation Department can be obtained. The Council rejected a proposal to use state highway money to pave Rita Road. In a 2-3 vote, Councilmembers Sellin and Arndt approved the project but were outvoted by Councilmembers Berkner, Dorry, and Dinnel; Councilmember Oakes, who lives on Rita Road, abstained from voting, and Councilmember Reinke was absent. The Council unanimously approved a bid from Marshall-based Doom and Cuypers for $189,984 for the OAHS Outpatient Dialysis Center. Four bids were received on the project. Councilmembers also approved an easement on the senior housing facility property. Without the easement, construction would have halted. detect goodness in the youth and hopes that that quality can be Rrvan Rakow retrieved. Beumer feels fortunate that he rites pending removed two high-powered deer rifles from his vehicle before heading down to his cabin Thursday morning. He shudders at the thought of the suspect having those weapons at his disposal as he tried to evade the authorities. "I don't believe in coincidences," says Beumer. "I believe everything is under God's hand. We really want to be responsible with our part in this." The Roberts County States Attorney was not available for com- ment Monday, so no information is known on the suspect's court appear- ances. Likely charges include kidnap- ping, breaking and entering, and weapons offenses. Council (Continued from page 1) the police department got on the chopping block."He pointed out that departments such as Parks and Recreation are considered luxuries. He also compared the volume of calls the police department handles to the number of calls handled by the fire department each year; in 2002, the fire department had 20 calls, while the police department answered 23,069 phone calls and responded to 1,219 complaints, according to Hormann. Ortonville resident and police dispatcher Kate Heinecke asked the council if a tax increase had been considered and proposed to citizens. Arndt said the increase would amount to a $450,000 levy with the city's portion of residents' property taxes increasing by 50 percent over two years. "We need to take a hard look at the discretionary expenses," declared Mayor Dinnel. He listed several auxiliary city services: the skating rink, swimming pool, archery range, beach, and Economic Development Authority. He said hours could be reduced at the library or senior center. Councilmember Oakes pointed out that the Council has discussed such items but chose to cut none. As discussion shifted to the Ortonville Area Health Services, Jim Foster, OAHS finance director, acknowledged the organization had accumulated money over the last few years, spending $1.4 million of its own reserves on the new facility, which could not be financed with tax dollars. He cautioned that tighter times are expected by OAHS due to a freeze on nursing home rates and the repayment of equipment loans and building bonds. Arndt pointed out that the taxpayers of Ortonville are the stockholders of the healthcare facility. "If times get tough, the financial burden falls on the taxpayers," observed Arndt. He suggested that the facility could be sold; the city would still have the jobs and services provided by OAHS as well as interest on the sale of the facility. OAHS Administrator Ken Archer said in response to Arndt's suggestion, "There goes eight years of control; one of the things I love is that citizens have input." He warned the council that a private corporation likely would gut services to show a profit to its shareholders. "Essentially, we are all stockholders," countered Oakes. Archer explained the organization is already operating on its 2004 budget. Results from its critical access audit are expected next month through February 2004. Due to the concerns raised, throughout the meeting, Councilmember Arndt chose to revise his proposal. "My concern is ... I don't want an ad hoc committee ... of two persons making the decision for 2,000 people," he explained. Arndt made a motion that OAHS and the Ortonville Police Department each prepare a proposal for cutting $50,000 from their budgets, and that the clinic building be turned over to OAHS. The motion passed unanimously. In other business, the council Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 46- year-old Bryan Rakow of Ortonville, formerly of Bellingham. Memorial services will be announced later. Bryan is the son of Lawrence and Frances Rakow of Bellingham, brother Craig and Tracy Rakow. SEO00'S THE FOUR BREHMER CHILDREN recently attended the HallO Party at Bellingham Elementary School, Danielle, grade 5, Co grade 3, Tyler, grade 1, and Addisyn, 3-yrs. old are the childa Todd and Cindy Brehmer of Bellingham. Two Locations To Serve You Better / ULTRASONIC CLEANING Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM , Monday through Saturday Get Your Cleaned for Holidays! ~ ALL TYPES OF BLINDS ( as low as CALL FOR FREE 32 OR STOP IN AT ETC. CONSIGNMENT IN ORTONVILLE * Brigh! * eautdl ilinds I INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING 225 NW 2nd Street * Ortonville, MN * 320-839-3882 WEEKEND STO HO= 9:00 , 5:00 :& Saturday Nov, 29 th J ATH EY TIFUL p Page 12  INDEPENDENT• Tuesday , hlOV"