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Area news digest MORRIS-What began as a missing persons case ended in tragedy with the discovery of the body of 29-year-old Tyler Anderson of Morris. Grant County Sheriff Dwight Walvatne said that Anderson's friends and family had found his vehicle stuck in the snow on a driveway leading up to a vacant farmsite south of Hwy. 27 on Grant County Road 17 in Roseville Township. No one was found in the area at the time and the vehicle was locked, he said. The report stated that the Grant County Sheriff's Department started a ground and air search of the area and the Pope County Sheriff's Department came to the scene with their tracking bloodhound. "The body of the victim was spotted lying on Shauer Lake by a local resident who right away notified an on-scene deputy," Walvatne said. "The victim had a single gunshot wound and a handgun was found at the location," Walvatne said. The body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Center in the Twin Cities for an autopsy. BENSON-Benson's Police Department is currently investigating the theft of four motor vehicles within the city. The thefts occurred Nov. 7, 14 and 18. In all four cases, the vehicles were left unlocked with the keys in them. three of the four vehicles have been recovered. However, the fourth vehicle, a brown and ivory 1986 Chevy C-10 pickup has not been found. Anyone with information that can help police recover the missing vehicle or apprehend those responsible for the thefts, is asked to call 843-4790. MADISON-Todd Siedschlag and other members of the Air National Guard, 133rd Air Lift Wing out of the Twin Cities are going on rotation so members of other Guard units can come home from the Middle East for the Christmas holidays. Siedschlag was in Oman from March to May in 2003. Officially, his unit is still activated until 2005. He will be stationed at Qatar, the country north of the United Arab Emeritus and east of Saudi Arabia. Siedschlag is a crew chief at the allied coalition airbase in Qatar. MONTEVIDEO-Montevideo's Magical Moments Christmas Parade nearly took a tragic twist Friday as two people riding in a float experienced a near-death episode with carbon monoxide poisoning. Lois Phillips and Mark Denson, riding in the KDMA "fish house" float, Were overcome by carbon monoxide which filled the float from a generator within used to power lights and sound equipment. Phillips and Denson had not been in the float very long and as it crossed the railroad tracks at the start of the parade the music suddenly quit playing. Riding in the pickup pulling the float was KDMA manager Deanna Hodge. She had the driver of the pickup stop she could check to see what the problem was. Apparently Phillips and Denson both passed out at nearly the same moment and, in doing so, pulled the electrical plug out. When Hodge opened the door, she noticed both were in dire straits and she and others pulled them out and summoned ambulances. They were taken to the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital and later transferred by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where they were placed in decompression chambers. Doctors later indicated that if they had been in the float for one more minute they would have both died. Big Stone City News Dr. Rod Brandenburger and Dr. Shelly Brandenburger announce the addition of a new doctor, Dr. Jessica Graham, to the staff of Chiropractic in Motion. Graham received her Doctorate of Chiro- practic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University, Twin Cities, MN, in 2002. She owned her own chiropractic clinic in Pierre from 2002-2003. She and her husband Tom Gra- ham Jr., who is originally from Or- tonvflle, MN, recently moved to Milbank. He is employed by Games Unlimited. Dr. Graham graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre in 1996 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln from 1996- 1998. She has an interest in work- ing with families and has treated children of all ages. She said that she is planning on being very involved in the commu- nity and sees Milbank as a good place to make a permanent home. Chiropractic Clinic Adds 7 New Doctor 1" 00:ldcn00 on the Prom- xut ! FBUt Not orgotfcn r In 1883, the New York Giants baseball team admired women to the ballpark for no charge on the first-ever "Ladies' Day." In 1963, Valenfina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. In 19o4, iced tea was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair. In 1914, Thomas Edison said the real of cigarettes was their paper wrapper. He said the burning paper emitted a chemical that damaged brain cells, Edison refused to employ smokers. Child support stretched during holidays For single parents, the holidays bring unique pressures. Post-Divorce family budgets are stretched thin, and during the holidays--when pressure to spend money on travel and gifts increase-it can be especially difficult. Webster Watnik, author of "Child Custody Made Simple" recommends that single parents cope with the money pressures in creative ways. Watnik explains that child support is calculated to provide for children's basic needs, but it rarely covers the extra things parents want for their children. "Gameboys, roller blades, a plane trip to the relatives--you name it." says Watnik. "During the holi- days, you want to give your children nice things, but support is rarely enough to pay for those things." Custodial parents who can't afford to buy what they want may become resentful at the noncustodial parent. They feel the support is too low, or if I II II By Gsil Maxwell William Lee Voeltz from Iraq is home 839-2207 on short leave and will return back on Vi Rabe's children were the 13thofDecember. Thanksgiving guests on Friday, Nov. Saturday, Dec. 6th and Sunday, Kirby Hettver 28th Steve and Carol Rabe from Dec. 7th Mr. and Mrs. Mark Regional Extension Educator Bloomington and Yogia, ladKathy Adolphson and family frommlina and : , ne! Livestoek,Ag un lnanzsgiving uay teve ana oi wacota, were at uiu 'and tonnie Stevens County : Carol and i Rabe were out at Jeremy and Jenny Weise's for Thanksgiving dinner. Jenny's parents the Gary Lee family from rural Milbank were also there. The Miles family who is Paula Rausch's family came up for Thanksgiving. Those present were Tip and Alyce Miles from Doland, SD, Kevin Miles and family from Sioux Falls, and Brenna Rausch from St. Olaf College in Northfield. Brian and Jody Frevert and Darshell spent Thanksgiving with Jody's parents in Milbank. Also there were Jody's sister and family and grandma Amanda Jensen. Ruth Torgerson was among guests for supper at her son Rodney and Vicky Torgerson's on Friday night, Nov. 28th. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29th Mr. and Mrs. Duane Torgerson and Ashley and Nickolas of Jordan, and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fahey and Carissa, Kayla, and Erica from near the Cities were luncheon guests of Ruth Torgerson. Bill and Connie Voeltz's son Sgt. Voeltz's to visit their brother Sgt. William Lee. They haven't seen their brother since last February. They celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving all together on the week-end. Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to West Port, SD to spend Thanksgiving with Wade's parents. On Monday night, Dec. 1st Renee Eustis and family came over to Wade and Cindy Van Dover's and family for supper. Marlys Pillatzke, Eleanore Birhle, and Linda Schank visited Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge. Thanksgiving Day Delores Bengtson spent the day with Sharon Weiber and her family. On Friday, Nov. 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th Delores Bengtson, Cindy and Rod Bublitz, and Sharon Weiber visited Delores's two sons and families of Coon Rapids. " On Sunday evening, Nov. 30th Delores Bengtson went with Maria and Hannah Strei to the Chautauqua Concert in Milbank. the paying parent missed some pay- ments, it put added stress on the b, ud- get. However, says Watnik, the parent who pays support rarely has enough left over tbr expensive gifts, and may also feel resentment towards the other parent. "The holidays are difficult," says Watnik, "'everyone gets a little testy. With a realistic attitude and some cre- ativity, you can make it work to your advantage." In Child Custody Made Simple, Watnik offers these ideas for single parents coping with a holiday budget crunch: Pool Money If the parents communicate well, combine the money used for girl-buy- ing. Some gifts can stay in one home, some in the other, and the children can bring shared toys back and forth. Make Gifts When there is not enough money for the really expensive toys, consider Extension report Morris, MN 56267 320/589-7423 I have heard reports that indicate we have reached a new plateau in the cattle market, is this true? Absolutely! The last time we reached a "new plateau" was the corn market we all remember sol fondly. That worked out for everyone, didn't it! The reason for agreeing that we i have reached a new plateau is simple; a plateau : ...... : is an up-sloping piece of ground that ends in a cliff. With that in mind, Independent Ads Get Noticed (You're Reading This One Aren't You?) 4 4 BELLINGHAM Coming events CLINIC C&C Manor, Apt. 3 113 3rd Avenue Belhngham, MN The Big Stone Horticulture Club will meet on Dec. 17th for a Christmas luncheon at Trevetts Cafe in Milbank at 12:30 p.m. A white elephant gift exchange will follow. Markets No. 1 Wheat ....................... 4.00 Soybeans ............................ 7.25 Corn .................................... 2.22 Dec. 9, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ........................ 3.93 Soybeans ............................. 5.23 Corn .................................... 2.07 CALL 320-598-7551 FOR APPOINTMENTS Satellite of Lac qui Parle Clinic, Madison, MN Stroke of the Brush visiting a crafts store. You'll find some amazing and amazingly cheap gifts you can make. Help Others Helping others during the holidays is not only free, but yields terrific experiences. Food bank, hospice, even volunteering at an animal shel- ter-every community has ways to help others. Take some pictures and you'll have a wonderful photo album. "The important thing to remem- ber," says Watnik, "is that you don't need the postcard perfect holiday. Be flexible and adapt. You can still have a rewarding, engaging, and meaning- ful holiday." "Child Custody Made Simple" can be purchased through bookstores or ordered directly from Single Parent Press, phone; (909) 624-6058, www.SingleParentPrcss.com. I If you are planning an event and would like to include the area artists, you are welcome to attend the Big Stone Arts Council's next meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5:30pm Ortonville Public Library (lower level). We will be planning events/activities for 2004, and would like to add your event to our calendar of events. "Closet Artist's" - the Big Stone Arts Council is hosting a Beginner's Workshop. If you are that shy artist, or the artist with an unfinished project, this workshop is for you! For more information, contact Elaine Gable at 839-2085, or Mary Hillman at 273- 2332. I consider the fi)llowing analogy. The most ancient method of hunting buffalo utilized a plate.u" as the key Weapon. The httnt began by exciting the buffalo to the point of stampeding. Once the mass hysteria began, the buffalo were driven toward the end of the plateau where they had two options: peel off from the rest of the herd and live, or plunge to their death. The cattle market today has producers and investors excited to the point of stampeding. Few people will take advantage of these prices, but most, like the buffalo of yesteryear, are heading for the precipice at the end of the plateau. Which path will you choose? Kirby Hettver is an educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Ag, Food and Environment - Livestock serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. Big Stone senior Evelyn Zahnow, Twenty two guests regl our Dec. 2nd meeting an, dinner. We sang some songs before our dinner. At 1 business meeting came to Cliff presiding. There was report due to cancellation meeting in Nov. Treas. given by Evelyn in the absene treas. Gen. Evelyn and Lu tables. Nov. and Dec. observed as was the pledge to and table prayer. A thank Cliff for prayers and during the illness of his ,,vii Geneve is getting our get and Christmas cards Cliff and Jack will be tables for our Jan. 6th Evelyn had a joke and our came to a close. Bingo and played during the afternoon. I llUlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllll Ill llillll IIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIII X H III IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM U lIIIlUlIIIII TUBBS WAT Drinking Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery Appleton, MN Phone !iul$!!HlWi!!i$ilMB Have a safe and happy holiday from P_ROGRE IVg COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St.* Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 * Phone (320) 839-2255 Page 2b 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 9, Area news digest MORRIS-What began as a missing persons case ended in tragedy with the discovery of the body of 29-year-old Tyler Anderson of Morris. Grant County Sheriff Dwight Walvatne said that Anderson's friends and family had found his vehicle stuck in the snow on a driveway leading up to a vacant farmsite south of Hwy. 27 on Grant County Road 17 in Roseville Township. No one was found in the area at the time and the vehicle was locked, he said. The report stated that the Grant County Sheriff's Department started a ground and air search of the area and the Pope County Sheriff's Department came to the scene with their tracking bloodhound. "The body of the victim was spotted lying on Shauer Lake by a local resident who right away notified an on-scene deputy," Walvatne said. "The victim had a single gunshot wound and a handgun was found at the location," Walvatne said. The body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Center in the Twin Cities for an autopsy. BENSON-Benson's Police Department is currently investigating the theft of four motor vehicles within the city. The thefts occurred Nov. 7, 14 and 18. In all four cases, the vehicles were left unlocked with the keys in them. three of the four vehicles have been recovered. However, the fourth vehicle, a brown and ivory 1986 Chevy C-10 pickup has not been found. Anyone with information that can help police recover the missing vehicle or apprehend those responsible for the thefts, is asked to call 843-4790. MADISON-Todd Siedschlag and other members of the Air National Guard, 133rd Air Lift Wing out of the Twin Cities are going on rotation so members of other Guard units can come home from the Middle East for the Christmas holidays. Siedschlag was in Oman from March to May in 2003. Officially, his unit is still activated until 2005. He will be stationed at Qatar, the country north of the United Arab Emeritus and east of Saudi Arabia. Siedschlag is a crew chief at the allied coalition airbase in Qatar. MONTEVIDEO-Montevideo's Magical Moments Christmas Parade nearly took a tragic twist Friday as two people riding in a float experienced a near-death episode with carbon monoxide poisoning. Lois Phillips and Mark Denson, riding in the KDMA "fish house" float, Were overcome by carbon monoxide which filled the float from a generator within used to power lights and sound equipment. Phillips and Denson had not been in the float very long and as it crossed the railroad tracks at the start of the parade the music suddenly quit playing. Riding in the pickup pulling the float was KDMA manager Deanna Hodge. She had the driver of the pickup stop she could check to see what the problem was. Apparently Phillips and Denson both passed out at nearly the same moment and, in doing so, pulled the electrical plug out. When Hodge opened the door, she noticed both were in dire straits and she and others pulled them out and summoned ambulances. They were taken to the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital and later transferred by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where they were placed in decompression chambers. Doctors later indicated that if they had been in the float for one more minute they would have both died. Big Stone City News Dr. Rod Brandenburger and Dr. Shelly Brandenburger announce the addition of a new doctor, Dr. Jessica Graham, to the staff of Chiropractic in Motion. Graham received her Doctorate of Chiro- practic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University, Twin Cities, MN, in 2002. She owned her own chiropractic clinic in Pierre from 2002-2003. She and her husband Tom Gra- ham Jr., who is originally from Or- tonvflle, MN, recently moved to Milbank. He is employed by Games Unlimited. Dr. Graham graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre in 1996 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln from 1996- 1998. She has an interest in work- ing with families and has treated children of all ages. She said that she is planning on being very involved in the commu- nity and sees Milbank as a good place to make a permanent home. Chiropractic Clinic Adds 7 New Doctor 1" 00:ldcn00 on the Prom- xut ! FBUt Not orgotf00n r In 1883, the New York Giants baseball team admitted women to the ballpark for no charge on the first-ever "Ladies' Day." In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. In 19o4, iced tea was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair. In 1914, Thomas Edison said the real of cigarettes was their paper wrapper. He said the burning paper emitted a chemical that damaged brain cells, Edison refused to employ smokers. Child support stretched during holidays For single parents, the holidays bring unique pressures. Post-Divorce family budgets are stretched thin, and during the holidays--when pressure to spend money on travel and gifts increase-it can be especially difficult. Webster Watnik, author of "Child Custody Made Simple" recommends that single parents cope with the money pressures in creative ways. Watnik explains that child support is calculated to provide for children's basic needs, but it rarely covers the extra things parents want for their children. "Gameboys, roller blades, a plane trip to the relatives--you name it." says Watnik. "During the holi- days, you want to give your children nice things, but support is rarely enough to pay for those things." Custodial parents who can't afford to buy what they want may become resentful at the noncustodial parent. They feel the support is too low, or if I II II By Gall Maxwell William Lee Voeltz from Iraq is home 839-2207 on short leave and will return back on Vi Rabe's children were the 13thofDecember. Thanksgiving guests on Friday, Nov. Saturday, Dec. 6th and Sunday, Kirby Hettver 28th Steve and Carol Rabe from Dec. 7th Mr. and Mrs. Mark Regional Extension Educator Bloomington and Yogia, ladKathy Adolphson and family frommlina and  , ne! Livestoek,Ag un lnanzsgiving uay teve ana oi wacota, were at uiu 'and tonnie Stevens County : Carol and i Rabe were out at Jeremy and Jenny Weise's for Thanksgiving dinner. Jenny's parents the Gary Lee family from rural Milbank were also there. The Miles family who is Paula Rausch's family came up for Thanksgiving. Those present were Tip and Alyce Miles from Doland, SD, Kevin Miles and family from Sioux Falls, and Brenna Rausch from St. Olaf College in Northfield. Brian and Jody Frevert and Darshell spent Thanksgiving with Jody's parents in Milbank. Also there were Jody's sister and family and grandma Amanda Jensen. Ruth Torgerson was among guests for supper at her son Rodney and Vicky Torgerson's on Friday night, Nov. 28th. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29th Mr. and Mrs. Duane Torgerson and Ashley and Nickolas of Jordan, and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fahey and Carissa, Kayla, and Erica from near the Cities were luncheon guests of Ruth Torgerson. Bill and Connie Voeltz's son Sgt. Voeltz's to visit their brother Sgt. William Lee. They haven't seen their brother since last February. They celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving all together on the week-end. Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to West Port, SD to spend Thanksgiving with Wade's parents. On Monday night, Dec. 1st Renee Eustis and family came over to Wade and Cindy Van Dover's and family for supper. Marlys Pillatzke, Eleanore Birhle, and Linda Schank visited Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge. Thanksgiving Day Delores Bengtson spent the day with Sharon Weiber and her family. On Friday, Nov. 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th Delores Bengtson, Cindy and Rod Bublitz, and Sharon Weiber visited Delores's two sons and families of Coon Rapids. " On Sunday evening, Nov. 30th Delores Bengtson went with Maria and Hannah Strei to the Chautauqua Concert in Milbank. the paying parent missed some pay- ments, it put added stress on the bud- get. However, says Watnik, the parent who pays support rarely has enough left over tbr expensive gifts, and may also feel resentment towards the other parent. "The holidays are difficult," says Watnik, "'everyone gets a little testy. With a realistic attitude and some cre- ativity, you can make it work to your advantage." In Child Custody Made Simple, Watnik offers these ideas for single parents coping with a holiday budget crunch: Pool Money If the parents communicate well, combine the money used for girl-buy- ing. Some gifts can stay in one home, some in the other, and the children can bring shared toys back and forth. Make Gifts When there is not enough money for the really expensive toys, consider Extension report Morris, MN 56267 320/589-7423 I have heard reports that indicate we have reached a new plateau in the cattle market, is this true? Absolutely! The last time we reached a "new plateau" was the corn market we all remember sol fondly. That worked out for everyone, didn't it! The reason for agreeing that we i have reached a new plateau is simple; a plateau : ...... : is an up-sloping piece of ground that ends in a cliff. With that in mind, Independent Ads Get Noticed (You're Reading This One Aren't You?) 4 4 BELLINGHAM Coming events CLINIC C&C Manor, Apt. 3 113 3rd Avenue Belhngham, MN The Big Stone Horticulture Club will meet on Dec. 17th for a Christmas luncheon at Trevetts Cafe in Milbank at 12:30 p.m. A white elephant gift exchange will follow. Markets No. 1 Wheat ....................... 4.00 Soybeans ............................ 7.25 Corn .................................... 2.22 Dec. 9, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ........................ 3.93 Soybeans ............................. 5.23 Corn .................................... 2.07 CALL 320-598-7551 FOR APPOINTMENTS Satellite of Lac qui Parle Clinic, Madison, MN Stroke of the Brush visiting a crafts store. You'll find some amazing and amazingly cheap gifts you can make. Help Others Helping others during the holidays is not only free, but yields terrific experiences. Food bank, hospice, even volunteering at an animal shel- ter-every community has ways to help others. Take some pictures and you'll have a wonderful photo album. "The important thing to remem- ber," says Watnik, "is that you don't need the postcard perfect holiday. Be flexible and adapt. You can still have a rewarding, engaging, and meaning- ful holiday." "Child Custody Made Simple" can be purchased through bookstores or ordered directly from Single Parent Press, phone; (909) 624-6058, www.SingleParentPrcss.com. I If you are planning an event and would like to include the area artists, you are welcome to attend the Big Stone Arts Council's next meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5:30pm Ortonville Public Library (lower level). We will be planning events/activities for 2004, and would like to add your event to our calendar of events. "Closet Artist's" - the Big Stone Arts Council is hosting a Beginner's Workshop. If you are that shy artist, or the artist with an unfinished project, this workshop is for you! For more information, contact Elaine Gable at 839-2085, or Mary Hillman at 273- 2332. I consider the fi)llowing analogy. The most ancient method of hunting buffalo utilized a platea.u" as the key Weapon. The httnt began by exciting the buffalo to the point of stampeding. Once the mass hysteria began, the buffalo were driven toward the end of the plateau where they had two options: peel off from the rest of the herd and live, or plunge to their death. The cattle market today has producers and investors excited to the point of stampeding. Few people will take advantage of these prices, but most, like the buffalo of yesteryear, are heading for the precipice at the end of the plateau. Which path will you choose? Kirby Hettver is an educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Ag, Food and Environment - Livestock serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. Big Stone senior Evelyn Zahnow, Twenty two guests regl our Dec. 2nd meeting an, dinner. We sang some songs before our dinner. At 1 business meeting came to Cliff presiding. There was report due to cancellation meeting in Nov. Treas. given by Evelyn in the absene treas. Gen. Evelyn and Lu tables. Nov. and Dec. observed as was the pledge to and table prayer. A thank Cliff for prayers and during the illness of his ,,vii Geneve is getting our get and Christmas cards Cliff and Jack will be tables for our Jan. 6th Evelyn had a joke and our came to a close. Bingo and played during the afternoon. I llUlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllll Ill llillll IIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIII X H III IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM U lIIIlUlIIIII TUBBS WAT Drinking Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery Appleton, MN Phone !iul$!HlWi!!i$ilMB Have a safe and happy holiday from P_ROGRE IVg COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St.* Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 * Phone (320) 839-2255 Page 2b 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 9,