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December 15, 1998

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Ortcville with a heart" THE EN "A Const___e Newspaper In A Live Community" lAGE RIDES will be available on Ortonville's main street this Saturday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. of Minnwest Bank - Ortonville, who owns and operates the carriage and horse team provided Saturday as well. Mild temperatures brought out the shoppers, for Roe had the carriage full most ,eay. Dan Roe and Keith Haggerty assisted Dalen with the rides. will not direct part of Less expenditure, more revenue for county in 1999 Big Stone County's Board of public safety, human services, health, tax levy for 1999, from $2,569,122 Commissioners voted to adopt the 1999 budget and tax levy for the county at its regular meeting Tuesday, with increases in county expenditures and a slight decrease in revenue. County Board chairman Dave Torgerson stated expenditures for 1999 have been decreased 2.4 percent, from $6,945,481 in 1998 to $6,780,816 for 1999. This reflects an decrease of $164,665 for the county. Areas of increased expenditure for 1999 include general government, conservation of natural resources, culture and recreation, environmental and economic development. Only two areas of expenditure were decreased for 1999 - highways and streets decreased $432,500 and unallocated expenditures will be down $84,754. According to the adopted budget, county revenues for 1999 have increased 5.7 percent, from $5,799,064 in 1998 to $6,127,746 for 1999. The increase of $328,682 includes a two percent increase in the last year to $2,622,475 for 1999. Other revenue increases include license and permits, intergovernmental, federal, state and other funds, charges for services, fines and forfeits, and interest, with the only decrease in human services aid. The complete budget for 1999 is available for public inspection at the office of the Big Stone County Auditor. Children's Theatre Co. coming soon Good O1' Next Monday and Tuesday, Dec. St Nicholas 28 and 29 will be two exciting days e in Ortonville, as the Children's Theatre Company's production of "Wondrous Tales of Old Japan" will to the Ortonville High School This "- -________,,apaturaav, COmB Auditorium. There will be four performances in Dec. 19th all, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days, and free workshops for children grades K-12 will also be conducted at different times on the 28th and 29th. Be sure to listen to playwright and 00aritable gambling proceeds director ofWondrousTales, David Furimoto on the 1350 AM morning show at 8:06 a.m. and the 1510 AM ,vm KMSD morning show at 9 a.m. on ville's City Council chose managing them instead of us would money stays in town anyway, so Dec. 22. doing it this way makes no sense," Tickets are now available at enact an ordinance at its only make more paperwork." k.meeting last Monday to He went on to say the money is Johnson said. Ortonville 00,ooo Beardsley woman charged a portion of charitable distributed by each organization into Councilman Bill Hynnek stated, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce or at the door. The price for adults is orgamzaUons."g reven.ue from area seesthec°mmunityh°wthat°rganizati°nfit, and asked the council to "These organizations work hard tO.contimcdon e3" $5, and children grades K-12 $3. with fleeing a peace officer regular meeting Oct. 19, a rescind the ordinance. "All the ( pag ing of an ordinance was Council approves 15 lt before the council. The Flute Christmas Melodic Marie Kellen, 30 of Keilen was arrested and taken to the , modeled after a sample Beardsley has been charged with Traverse County m,00e ,.o 00o=,oo o, this Saturday fleeing a peaceofficer and reckless   Sheriff's percent tax levy 00ncrease for questioning, then to driving following an incident Nov. the Ottertail County Jail where she liOta Cities, stated a The first annual Flute Christmas 30. was later released on her own entity WaSof theentitledprofitst° colleCtfrom /f ill be held this Saturday, Dec. 19 in According to Big Stone County recognizance to care for her children. gambling in the city, with Ortonville's City CojHlc]l new sidewalks, streets and light downtown Miibank, SD at 1:30 p.m. court documents, the County il[to bemanaged by the city" approved the city's 1998 ta levy, poles, and downtown Ortonville at 2:30 Sheriff's department received a call Kellen pleaded not guilty to the Jnple ordinance went on to which is collectable in 1999, at its The city's general fund remained p.m. on Nov. 30 at shortly before 4 p.m. charges at an arraignment hearing Eie funds collected from regular meeting last Monday night, the same as last year at $233,952, and Any flutist interested in playing, from Social Worker Ruth Carlson. Wednesday. Fleeing a peace officer At an increase of approximately the only increase was the general please contact Deb Rausch at (605) Carlson had phoned the sheriff's carries a maximum penalty of three ile gambling at local 15 percent from the 1997 tax levy, obligation bond from 1998 for the 432-4205 for more information, department stating she had just years in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. etiOns {such as the Moose terans of Foreign W_ars and which was collected this year, the street project, which increased to Those participating must be able to spoken with Kellen, and was Reckless driving carries a maximum ville Jaycees at K.Js Cove 1998 levy totalled $396,176, up $75,000 from $0. sight read at aneighth grade level, concerned for Kellen's personal penalty of 90 days in jail, a$700 fine $61 176 from the 1997 levy of Matador} could be used by ' welfare. Carlson had stated Kellen or both, court documents stated. t Slippery roads blamed for $335,000. might possibly have wanted to hurt Kellen will face an omnibus for a certain list of public Decreases this year came in the herself, hearing on the charges Dec. 23. idiscussion by the council, Fire Department Relief Association Documents also stated Deputy -''lle Mayor Dave Ellingson levy, from $2,000 last year to $0; the head collision Monday ! the first reading of the library fund from $49,048 to --on JOhnlater thatHauk°Sday andSaWattemptedKellen'StoVehiclepull it ' at the Oct. 19meeting. over to speak to her. After stopping Man pleads not oJOhnson, representing the $39,224; and a $2,000 decrease in a A two-vehicle head-on collision Lindahl of the Minnesota State the vehicle, Haukos approached it ilty ne Lake Area Hockey general obligation bond from 1990; occurred yesterday morning, Monday Highway Patrol, a 1995 Ford Taurus, and Kellen fled with her three gu to charge on, Ortonville Jaycees and to $48,000 from $50,000. The bond Dec. 14, shortly after 8:30 a.m. on driven by Kimberly Paulsen, 22 of children in'side. Jason Lee Brotzel, 18 of Big Stone IL°dge Post #407 was in had been used for the improvements Highway 75 near Odessa. Appleton, was headed west *n Leading five officers from both City, SD pied not guilty to theft of a at last Monday s meeting, to Ortonville's Main Street, including According to State Trooper Dennis Highway 75 when it collided head-on Big Stone and Traverse counties on a motor vehicle at an arraignment 12 other members from with a second vehicle, a 1989 Buick lzaUons. chase through county roads, Kellen hearing Wednesday, according to Big station wagon dril, en by Elloid Stone County court documents. n vonced his opposition to Lobbins of Ortonville. eventually stopped her vehicle at an Brotzei will appear next at an apartment building in Wheaton where s managing a percentage of Lindahl stated Lobbins was , omnibus hearing Dec. 23 on the theft Jrrganizations charitable traveling east toward Appleton when the children s grandmother resided, charge, which carries a maximum the Paulsen vehicle skidded into court documents indicated, penalty of five years in jail, a $10,000 I funds, stating, "these funds The documents stated the children fine, or both. to city expenses since the Lobbins' path and struck his vehicle, remained with their grandmother and pay itself. Those funds a[,e Also in Lobbins' vehicle were his Youth activities and the city s wife Betty and Anita Zempel of I Odessa. All four were taken by ambulance Industries to to the Ortonville hospital and were lr pl listed in stable condition as of e em oyees presstime Monday. Wing recent layoffs at When contacted later about the tlle's B&L Industries, owner incident, Paulsen stated she suffered n announces the company only a few cuts and bruises. "Other bringing back some of its 20  than being a little sore, I'm doing /lPloyees laid off last month.  .;. .:.. fine," she said. n stated the company will " . Lindahl stated both vehicles were k 15-18 of those laid off  a total loss, and slippery roads were ,'"l'his is due to the company s  to blame. He also stated charges may one new larger contract and a be pending in the incident. °fie ;ma_ller ones," be said. 1€'o n went on to state some of rs laid off at the Morgan ill also he called back to work 'Z,e new contracts. e picl lor at le ¢ work ]k TM also,' Te p.resent at Cenex Convenience Store Saturday when his name was drawn to win $500 in Christmas Script. He is shown here with Laurie Kurth of Cenex. He registered earlier in the week at the nside Koroll's Shoes. Ortonville and Big Stone City, SD merchants are UNTIL spon.soring this Ortonville Independent Christmas promotion which CHRISTMAS distributes $3,000 to local shoppers. There is one more drawing to VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR at the Big Stone National Wildlife be held next Saturday, Dec. 19 at 3:06 p.m. Keep shopping locally to Refuge. Ab.ove, Selma Felton (middle) and lorothy Gmiterko (.left) are register for the drawings. You must be present in a participatin presented the Volunteer of the Year award last Wednesday for their ser- store to win. See detailsnside on page ad. -  vice to the refuge by Project Leader Non Cole. ve picked up quite a bit of Only at least six months or so, working on a few more 1 O he said. "We're glad everyone coming back so CHRISTMAS SCRIPT WINNER Thomas Chan of Ortonville was Days WIN $3,000 IN CHRISTMAS SCRIPT MONEY NEED ONLY TO, SHOP IN PARTICIPATING STORES AOANm'S,RDrsBY  Shop Ortonville & Big Stone Oity- Your Christmas Oities