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Area news digest MADISON-According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff&apos;s office, a 16-year-old Madison area boy was killed and three others were injured in a one-vehicle accident which occurred at 11:30 p.m. southeast of Madison on Friday, Nov. 15. Sixteen year old Steve Bly, son of Tom and Theresa Bly of rural Madison, was driving a car which ran off the roadway at the intersection of Lac qui Parle County Road 65 and County road 16. The car caught in the dirt, was flipped into the air, struck a telephone pole and slammed back to the ground. Bly was taken to the Madison Hospital, then airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he died from his injuries Saturday, Nov. 16. There were three passengers in the vehicle: 15- year-old Avan Kells of Madison who was airlifted to St. Cloud where he remains hospitalized for treatment of injuries; 15-year-old John Hanson of rural Madison and 15-year-old Trevor Kallhoff of rural Madison who were treated at the Madison Hospital and later released. Assisting at the scene were the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, along with the Madison Ambulance, Fire Department and Police Department. BROWNS VALLEY-An 89-year-old Browns Valley man will face a misdemeanor charge related to the accidental shooting of a horse. The charge will be reckless use of a firearm. On Nov. 9, Clinton Hurlbut shot a mare being ridden by 12-year-old Lindsey Duffield, also of Browns Valley. The girl was not injured, but the horse sustained a slug in her front shoulder and has been under the care of a veterinarian. Hurlbut is a neighbor of Lindsey's parents Dave and Candy Duffield, and her grandfather. Hurlbut was deer hunting on his property when the accident occurred. He fired the shot from 200 yards away. Lindsey was also leading a bay gelding at the time. The story has drawn statewide attention from Twin Cities newspapers and television stations. Star-Tribune outdoors columnist Dennis Anderson and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association last Friday proposed asking hunters to make donatioris to buy Lindsey a new horse. WHEATON-His friends from Wheaton High School didn't know much about Harvey Berneking. What they did know was that he loved music. Berneking passed down that affection for music in a large way. Last Tuesday, the University of Minnesota's School of Music announced that it had received a $5 million gift from Berneking's estate for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. A portion of the gift will be used to create an endowrnent to support the operations of the school. ++The School of Music is celebrating its 100th anniversary and this gift comes at a wonderful time to help define the quality and integrity of this school for the next century," said Jeff Kimpton, director of the school in a press release. "It's the best anniversary present we could ever hope for." Big Stone City Gaii Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Big Stone City senior citizens will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd for their Christmas potluck dinner and business meeting, dinner at 12:00 p.m., meeting at 1:00 p.m., followed by cards and bingo at 1:30. All seniors welcomed. Elda Schmidt visited Wednesday morning, Nov. 20th at the Clifford Christensen s home. Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley and Ada Herrmann of Ortonvitle were Sunday. Nov. 17th dinner guests at the Ervin Herrmann's home. Eldora Nelson was a visitor at her daughter Connie Voeltz's on Thursday, Nov. 21st. It was Eldora's birthday. Peter and Pam Steinke visited Ruth Carlson Sunday evening, Nov. 17th. Delores Bengtson was to a birthday party for Rachelle Gabriel. It was held at Lisa and Ray Gabriel's home on the 16th of Nov. It was her fifth birthday. Those in attendance were Sharon Weiber, Bonnie Swezey, Ray and Diane Gabriel, and Tanya and Jeremy Weiber. Lula Hagen's daughter Julie and Dave Shultis of Aberdeen visited Lula enroute home on Saturday, Nov. 16th from Coon Rapids. They had attended I + the performance of the Minnesota Chorale on Friday, Nov. 15th which their son Chad took part in. The performanee was very good and well attended. It was held at the St. Paul Cathedral. Storme Bull and Dawn Bull both of Watertown, SD, Marilyn Athey, and Fran Benkofske were all Thursday, Nov. 21st visitors at thehome of Elmer and Charlotte Athey. -" Cheryl Athey of Sioux Falls, SD, Dick Athey, Storme Bull, and Donald Bull were all Saturday, Nov. 16th visitors of Elmer and Charlotte Athey. Jane Neilson of Pierre, SD was a Wednesday evening visitor at the Athey's home. Donna Babe was a Sunday, Nov. 17th supper guest at the Tim Rabe's residence. The occasion being the birthday of Terell Babe on the 15th. Leanne and Greg Barnett and Tommy of Sioux Falls and Julie Angerhofer of Brookings were Nov. 15th week-end guests at the home of Arlin and Verna Angerhofer. The week-end of Nov. 15th Wade Van Dover, Tom Dew, and Rollie Karels went to Wade's parents home for a week-end of hunting deer, pheasant, and geese. A fantastic and safe hunt was had by all. As head of my farm operation, I've had to live with the consequences of drought and flooding...that's why I turned to the experts at AgCountry Farm Credit Services. They helped me develop a marketing plan that includes MPCI, good records and other tools to manage risk, so I can bring in revenue no matter what Mother Nature does. They even helped me improve my actual production history. +The deadline to sign up for MPCI and CRC is March 15. Call today. Graceville Branch Office 748-7294 or 800-450-7294 Page 2b Alumni Smithhonored at Efforts underway to keep Northern State Northern State University recognizes three former students annually for community services. Th(s prestigious award called Distinguished Alumni ,. recognized a former Big Stone City resident - James Franklin Smith. Smith's father Frank - was employed at the Ortonville Power Plant during the 1950's and 1960"s. Smith graduated from Big Stone City High School in 1956 and Northern in 1960. Some of Smith's classmates at Northern include the following' Hank Lubbesmeyer - superintendent of schools at New London: Larry Roggenbuck - still residing in 13ig Stone City after retiring from the Ortonville Public School system; Fran Heinen - now retired in Arkansas and Jim Roggenbuck recently retired principal at Lake Benton. Smith recently retired from the San Jose Public Schools as its superintendent of 27 years - the longest tenured school leader in San Jose. Northern honored Smith for the following reasons: high expectations. commitment to education, accountability and possessing a crystal clear vision. Smith and his wife Sue, live 35 miles south of San Jose at Morgan Hill. He hasn't forgotten his roots as he visits the Big Stone City- Ortonville area yearly. youth free of tobacco Many efforts are being made in ne County to keep our vouth free of tobacco use." to decrease the access to tobacco is to perform compliance checks at businesses in the cities, counties, and surrounding areas that sell tobacco and tobacco products. In 2002, compliance checks were com- pleted at 20 businesses in the county and were found to be 95% compliant this time around. This means only one sale was made to the underage youth attempting to buy. The State Law says that compli- ance checks are mandatory at least annually to all businesses that sell tobacco. An increase in the number of checks is often seen across the state if they fail a previous check. These checks are not used as a way to trick businesses, but as a way to see if a store is selling tobacco or tobacco related products to under age youth. Minors between the ages of 15 and before their 18th birthday are trained and used to conduct the compliance checks. These youth have their parent's consent and are under the direct supervision of a law enforcement offi- cer or an employee of the licensing authority. Big Stone County has con- tracted with Countryside Public Health to perform the compliance Find a honey of a deal in the < _-+ checks on-the businesses lfcensed under their tobacco ordinances. Of the 20 businesses checked, eight were bar/restaurants, fi',e were convenience store/gas stations, one was a liquor store, four were grocery stores, and two were private clubs or golf clubs. The following businesses did not sell tobacco to youth and should be congratulated: Odessa - The Bar in Odessa. Mudben Cafe. Club 7-75 Correl] - Tom's Bar Beardsle\\;-Dcutsci Market, Tri-Count',. Clinton - Big St(me Bonnie's Hometown Penguin Bar & Lounge Gracexille - Tri Graceville Bar 8: Loun Graceville County Ortonville - Plus. Cenex C-Store- Stationstore. Loyal Lodge #407, Baxter's VFW #3956 Now you can buy a home of your own with No Payment. 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