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4/8/2009 – News

Volume 126, Number 10           Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Road Closed means Road Closed!
Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer reminds fishermen and others that it is illegal to drive vehicles around barriers on highways. Specifically, Rohrer said fishermen are going around the barriers blocking traffic on Old Highway 281 north of Minnewaukan. This photo was taken April 4 on the north edge of Minnewaukan. Rohrer said he and his deputies will be giving out tickets to those who violate the law. There is a $20 fine for going around the barriers. This highway is at a level of 1451 and the lake is expected to rise to that level this summer.

Bleacher fund grows
The Maddock School Bleacher Fund keeps rising with generous donations from families like Easton Simon and his parents, Amy and Lee Simon. They are pictured just after Easton presented a check for $300 to Corinne Stadum, who represented the Maddock School Bleacher Fund.

Lots of snow still remains
Temperatures have been well below normal and although there has been some snow melt, there’s still lots of snow left out there. This photo of the editor’s garden in Minnewaukan was taken April 4. The snowbank right in front of the trees is five to six feet deep.

Maddock Ag Day
Visiting at Paul Backstrom’s Precision Ag Results (PAR) booth are Kevin McIlravy of PAR, Paul Backstrom and David Ambers of rural Minnewaukan. PAR is located at the Maddock Business & Technology Center in Maddock. All photos of Maddock Ag Day courtesy of Bill Ongstad of Harvey.

Todd Buehler of Oberon, right, gets a kick out of the spiel of Twister salesman Blaine Mack of Harvey.

Bryan Kenner of Maddock represented his company, BK Seeds at the Maddock Ag Day.

Kent Neppl of Maddock represented Terpening Construction at the Ag Day event.

KHND Radio of Harvey broadcast from Maddock Ag Day. Radio announcer Rick Jenson, on the left, is pictured with two representatives of the Dakota Center for Technology Optimized Agriculture located at Lake Region State College. In the center is program coordinator Melinda Martin and on the right is director Paul Gunderson.

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