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Area news digest I IIllll I I SISSETON, SD-United States Attorney James E. McMahon announced that a Sisseton, SD man charged with abusing his infant daughter was sentenced on Nov. 25, 2002 by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann in Aberdeen, SD Robert Alan Bull Bear, age 23, was sentenced to 87 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Bull Bear was indicted for assault resulting in serious bodily injury by a federal grand jury on June 19, 2002. He pled guilty to the offense on Aug. 19, 2002. Bull Bear shook and physically abused his infant daughter, resulting in severe physical injuries The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bull Bear was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. DAWSON-The Prairie Farmers Coop hog processing plant, located just east of Dawson, has temporarily laid off its entire staff. According to its acting general manager, LeRoy Olson of Dawson, they are seeking new arrangements for financing and it is hoped that this financing might be in place by the middle of December. The 70 farmers who are located in this region are the plant's shareholders and the elected Board of Directors come from Dawson, Boyd, Comfrey, Minneota, Lake LiUian, Lucan and Wilmot. The equipment at the plant is state-of-the-art and it is hoped that financing options can be worked out. The $6 million facility began production early in 2002 and had a staff of 44 people until the cutbacks began. WILLMAR-Judge John Lindstrom heard testimony Wednesday in the case of Lee Thomas Martin, 21, of Willmar. Martin is charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly stepping on the head of a 94-year-old woman who was under his care at a Willmar nursing home. Martin said he used "lack of judgment" when he used his foot to brush lint off the woman's head, but that he did not exert any pressure or intend to hurt the woman. A prosecutor argued that Martin stepped on the voman's head after she called him a "fat tub." Elizabeth Wrobel appeared on behalf of the Minnesota Attorney General's office. Martin was fired from Bethesda Pleasant View nursing home after the alleged incident Jan. 21. APPLETON-The Appleton Police Department was instrumental in recovering a stolen car and apprehending two suspects. Appleton Patrolman Shawn P. Joyce stopped the stolen Chevrolet Beretta Friday morning at approximately 9 a.m. The vehicle was initially pulled over for not displaying a license plate and obscured vision. However, Officer Joyce became suspicious after noticing a large area had been knocked out around the trunk locking mechanism and that the trunk area had been tampered with. Swift County dispatch obtained information that the car had been stolen out of Beltrami County. A description of the people named by Beltrami County fit the occupants. Arrested were the driver, 18 year old Robert James Lightfeather from Bemidji and a juvenile male passenger. The individuals admitted they had stolen the vehicle. They were transported to the Kandiyohi County Jail and the Prairie Lakes Detention Center. Big Stone. City I Gall Maxwdl, Phone 839-2207 Loraine Nolting was a Thanksgiving week-end guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Gary McDaniel and family in Victoria. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Raaf were Wednesday morning, Dec. 4th coffee guests of Evelyn Zahnow. LaYin and Ralph Loeschke, Glenda Elvecrog, and Donavon and Derrick Loeschke all went down on Thursday, Nov. 28th and stayed until Sunday, Dec. 1st at Arlyn and B/rb Loeschke's in St. Joseph, MO..They celebrated Thanksgiving with Arlyn and Barb. Mr. and Mrs. Donavon Tesch of Clinton were Monday afternoon, Dec. 2nd visitors and coffee guests of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3rd Jean EIsinger from Wilmot was a afternoon visitor and supper guest at Ralph and Lavina Loeschke's. Sharon Weiber and Stephanie Opus both of Milbank visited Delores Bengtson Sunday, Dec. 1st after dinner. Lula Hagen's daughter Mrs. Janell Johnson of Coon Rapids was an overnight guest, Sunday, Nov. 24th. Monday they drove to Aberdeen to help Lula's daughter Dave and Julie December Canada goose hunters can win prizes for helping DNR evaluate hunt The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking Canada Goose hunters who participate in the December late hunt (Dec. 7-16 in most of the state, Dec. 13-22 in the southeast zone) to help with collection of goose parts as one element of an evaluation of the December hunt. Hunters who contribute goose parts will be eligible for a prize draw- ing hosted by the Minnesota Waterfowl Association. Prizes in the drawing include $5130 worth of gilt certificates donated by Gander Mountain and wildlife art prints donated by the Minnesota Waterfowl Association. Hunters will receive one entry ticket for each goose that they bring in to be sampled. The drawing will be held on Jan. 6. Steve Maxson, DNR goose spe- cialist in Bemidji, said hunters who harvest geese during the late December season are asked to contact the local DNR area wildlife manager for details on how to collect and pre- selve body parts of individual geese. "Pans needed are the head and the tail area, including the vent, although measul'tents can also be taken from ful!,bodie/l, ggese. It is imp"or.tant that parts from each goose are kept separate from those of other geese," Maxson said. Measurements will be used to determine age, sex and subspecies of each goose. This information will be part of a four-year evaluation of the experimental December Canada goose season. "This experimental season is intended to increase harvest levels on our expanding population of giant Canada geese," Maxson explained. As part of the experiment, the DNR is required by the Mississippi Flyway Council and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to monitor the har- vest. In some areas of Minnesota, wildlife managers have had difficulty obtaining a sufficient sample of parts during the past three years. "We need to increase the sample of parts collected in certain portions of the state, especially in the Southeast and Remainder of State zones, or we risk losing this season in those areas," Maxson said. Hunters may contact a local DNR area wildlife office for information on how to collect and deliver the goose parts. For location of the nearest DNR wildlife office, check the DNR's Web site at call a DNR regional office in Bemidji, (218) 755-3958; Grand Rapids, (218) 327- 4413; New Ulm, (507) 359-6030; or Forest Lake, (651) 296-3450; or call the DNR Information Center at (651) 296-6157 or toll free 1 -888-MINND- NR (646-6367). roommates. The Johnsons were guests of the Larsons for the week. The Johnsons and Lula returned home Extension report II Bob Stommes Regional Extension Educator, Private Lands and Business Pope County Extension Office Courthouse 103 Minnesota Ave. E. Glenwood, MN 56334 320 634-5735 NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PAYS Manure and crop nutrient management is an important part of every successful farming operation. Lack of nutrient management will affect farm profitability and environmental quality. Nutrient management is a growing issue for ! crop and : :*:::'>':: :! ! i v e s t o c k :i ::::::;:::' producers today, i Livestock producers and society want to protect water in their environment. Application of manure to cropland can contaminate water if applied improperly. Understanding the principles of Best Management Practices (BMPs) is essential for producers to manage manure and crop nutrients effectively. The University of Minnesota recently received an EQIP grant which funded a project that Sunday, Dec. 1 st. demonstrated the proper application of Ruth Torgerson was at Rod and., livestock manure according to Vicky Torgerson's Friday night, Nov. recommended BMPs for crop 29th for supper, production and water quality Frank and Clara Zeeks. sorL protection. The demonstration plot Dotigias Zeek from Idaho Falls, ID ' :was located at the Dorrich Dairy Farm visited his parents for the week of in Glenwood. Thanksgiving. Dr. Neii Hansen, University of Thanksgiving Day Clifford and Minnesota Soil Scientist at the West Ileen Christensen and Roger and Central Research and Outreach Center Cindy Christensen and their children in Morris, has helped lead the research joined the Zeeks for Thanksgiving at the Glenwood site. He began the dinner, demonstration with the injection of Thanksgiving week-end visitors at liquid dairy manure for use in a crop the Arlin and Verna Angerhofer's production system. Following manure home were Joe, Julia, and Cindy application, simulated rainfall events Angerhofer and Shizuko Takahashi all were used to generate runoff. The of Brookings. Also Wednesday project also compared trahsporfbf overnight and Thursday dinner guest phosphorus in runoff to adjacent plots was Andrea, a friend of Cindy. " where no manure had been applied. The Big Stone School music program has been changed from Dec. 10th to the 16th at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Big Stone School gym. The Big Stone School students will $3. gift exchange. Also bring have a holiday break from Dec. 23rd something for the foodshelf. to Jan. 6th which is when school will Hostesses will be Janice Hinders, resume. Julia Marie Utle and Janet Knutson. Wade and Cindy Van Dover and Please Auxiliary ladies attend and The results showed that nutrient losses shortly following manure injection were low and were similar to the control plots. Results also showed improved infiltration was not observed one week following injected manure, but may be observed in subsequent years after tillage distributes manure in the plow layer. Additional research conducted by Dr. Hansen with liquid hog manure showed that soil structure improves and water infiltration capacity increases with the'incorporation of hog manure. In addition, when manure is applied at agronomic rates and incorporated, runoff and contaminant losses can be less than from soils without manure. Manure management plans can be used to prevent excessive build-up of nutrients such as phosphorus. Phosphorus is an important input for economic crop and livestock production systems. According to Dr. Hansen, "Various management practices can be implemented to reduce the loss of phosphorus from agriculture". Manure management plans help livestock producers decide on management practices which will help them achieve more profit and enhance the environment. A good plan will supply the proper nutrients in the right amounts, at the right time, and the right place for a growing crop. Developing a manure management plan is not difficult. The plan should include proper crediting and distribution of farm animal manure and legume credits, balanced with any additional fertilizer recommendations to provide adequate nutrition for quality crop production. Local workshops will be held to help livestock producers develop manure management plans. Livestock producers interested in the workshops can call the local Extension Office and sign up. Bob Stommes is an Extension Educator for the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Natural Resources and Environment serving the West Central District that includes Big Stone County. PRINTING At Its  Finest and At Lowest Prices NO lOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL! The 0rtonville Independent Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 Court report (Week of Nov. 19, 2002) ORTONVILLE POLICE DEPT. Gregory Thomas Kellen. Clinton. Speeding 50/30. Fined $60, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Thoeun J. Yim, Lemmon. SD. Prohibitive Lights, Fined $35, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $15. Dawn Regina Boyle, Graceville, Cont. Sub 4th Dgr-Sale-Al, Fined $1000. Surcharge $45, Jail/Prison: 96 Days. Matthew Leon Grabow, Big Stone City, SD, Speeding 40/30, Fined $40, Surcharge $35, Court Costs $10. Jonathan Mark Raffety. Ortonville, ( Check out our web site at ) Drug Paraphernalia, $35. Court Costs $15. Timothy Philip DAS/No MN D/L, Fined $1 $70, Court Costs $30. MN Craig Dean Fredrici Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Court Costs $15. Brian Coy Speeding 71/55. Fined $35, Court Costs $15. Timothy Gene Expired Plates. Fined $15, Court Costs $15. Richard Doran Verlo Speeding 72/55. Fined $35. Court Costs $15. BIG STONE Nicholas Lee An Driving Without Lights, Surcharge $35, Court Andrew Carl Johr Duluth, Failure to use $25, Surcharge $35, Court Russell Norman Berge. Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Court Costs $15. Lawrence Vernon Speeding 65/55, Fined $35 $35, Court Costs $15. Marcus Alan Hendrick$ Speeding 65/55, Fined $35. Court Costs $15. Craig Michael Pullis, Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Court Costs $15. Derick H. Wenck. Uncase/Unload Gun/Da, Surcharge $35, Court Costs Randy Peter ND, Open Bottle -Passenger, I Surcharge $35, Court Marie Therese Klodt Speeding 65/55, Fined $35, Court Costs $15. Richard James Rehbein, ( Speeding 69/55, Fined $50, $35. Court Costs $10. 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