Vernon Olson, 92, of Clarissa,passed away October 8, 2013, atCentraCare Health System in LongPrairie. Funeral services forVernon were held Friday, October11, 2013, at Shepherd of the ValleyLutheran Church in Clarissa.Interment was at Zion Cemetery,Clarissa. Vernon was born on a farm justnorth of Browerville on February20, 1921 in Ward Township, ToddCounty to Gene & Bessie (Frank)Olson. When a young boy the fam-ily moved to a farm west of Clarissa. Vernon worked with hisdad on the family farm and alsoworked on his brother’s farms.Vernon married Dolores (Dodie)Bican June 24, 1947, at OurSaviors Lutheran Church inClarissa. They bought a farm inIona Township. Vernon also drovetruck; hauling milk cans for theClarissa Creamery for 10 years anddrove truck for Larson Boats for 26years. After his retirement Vernonraised beef cattle for 10 years. Inhis spare time he liked working onhis farm and reading. Vernon is survived by his wifeDodie of Clarissa; children: RonOlson, Eagan, Linda (Terry)Walker, Hudson, WI, Steve (Deb)Olson, Browerville, Gene Olson,Hudson, WI and Rick Olson, LittleFalls; nine grandchildren and 17great grandchildren. Vernon was preceded in deathby his parents; son Mark; grand-daughter Felicia; Great Grand-daughter Chelsea; Great GrandsonLogan; siblings: Oliver, Evelyn,Lucille, Myrna and Violet. Arrangements by Iten FuneralHome, Browerville.
Bryce D. Mieczkowski, Loveland,CO, and Kayla D. Engebretson,Loveland,
COJoe J. Slabaugh, Long Prairie,and Amanda E. Swartzentruber,Long Prairie
Lakewood Health System
Cassandra Pearson and JonasStumbo, Staples, boy, Eli Glenn, 9lbs 2 oz, October 7, 2013Kendel and Tom Roline,Verndale, girl, Ava Jo, 6 lbs 14 oz,October 7, 2013 Anna and Jamey Ebnet, LongPrairie, girl, Kali Rose, 6 lbs 12 oz,October 8, 2013Rebecca and Ben Thuringer,Brainerd, boy, Macallister James, 7lbs 9 oz, October 8, 2013Jessica and Cory Merrill,Clarissa, boy, Zion Arthur, 8 lbs 7oz, October 9, 2013Kimberly and Joe Paulson, Albertville, boy, Blake David, 9 lbs1 oz, October 10, 2013Mandy Raddohl and Eric Pion,Nisswa, girl, Teigan Bree, 3 lbs 15oz, October 10, 2013Holly Sivicky and Chris Hingst,Wadena, boy, Declan Alexander, 9lbs 9 oz, October 10, 2013
Temporary OHV trailclosures begin inNovember
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) willrestrict recreational use of off-high-way vehicles (OHVs) in some areasduring the upcoming firearms deerhunting season. Vehicles affectedby the restrictions include all-ter-rain vehicles (ATVs), off-highwaymotorcycles (OHMs) and registeredoff-road vehicles (ORVs) such asfour-wheel drive trucks that arenot being used in conjunction withdeer hunting by a licensed deerhunter.The restrictions, which apply tostate forest trails and access routesbut not to state forest roads, aim toprotect recreational riders frompotentially unsafe riding conditionsand to minimize conflicts betweendeer hunters and recreational rid-ers who may inadvertently disturbthem.Licensed deer hunters may stilluse these routes in conjunctionwith their hunting activity:• Before legal shooting time.• From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.• After legal shooting hours.Effective dates of the recreation-al riding restrictions will be:• Nov. 9 – 24 for the northeast-ern Minnesota 100 Series deer sea-son.• Nov. 9 – 17 for the Minnesota200 Series deer season.Because recreational OHV trailslocated in southeastern Minnesotaclose Nov. 1 each year, no addition-al OHV riding restrictions are nec-essary in that part of the state.While many recreational OHVriders have voluntarily opted not toride forest trails during deer hunt-ing and small game seasons, recre-ational OHV riding has become ayear-round sport for many. DNRofficials remind everyone who vis-its Minnesota’s state forests thisfall to put safety first.For more information, see the2013 deer season map online atwww.mndnr.gov(http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/reg-ulations/hunting/2013/deermap.pdf) or contact the DNR InformationCenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.Monday through Friday.
50 years ago - Oct.17,1963
New arrivals at St. John’sHospital: Mr. and Mrs. ClarenceBlommel, Clarissa, girl, DeniseDorothy, 7 lb. 11 oz., Oct. 9, 1963;Mr. and Mrs. Roland Spychalla,Browerville, girl, Colleen Mary, 7lb. 13 oz., Oct. 11, 1963
25 years ago - Oct.20,1988
Chad Smith and ChuckPechan were awarded an American Red Cross Certificateof Recognition for ExtraordinaryPerson Action for their May 28,1988 asistance when DeloresKovisto was involved in a motorvehicle accident in Browerville.The boys, “recognizing an indi-vidual need, took personal actionto save or sustain the life of another.”
Happy Birthday this weekto:
Oct. 16: Doug Host, KeithNoska, Ed Goligowski, LorraineParteka, Tom Ollman, MarilynBryniarski; Oct. 17: Fred Gould, Verna Christopher, Marge Reamer,Gerald Berndt; Oct. 18: Mary JaneDrayna, Jane Motzko, LucasMaschler, Madison Kellen, JoshuaDeering, Jonathan King; Oct. 19: Vicki Wiersgalla, Neil Tyrrell,Stephanie Foote; Oct. 20: LoriKlinnert, Jill Olson, GabriellaRasmussen; Oct. 21: Dick Lee,Joanne Gould, Robert Geraets, Vera Goligowski, Jeff Parteka,Colleen Anderson, VictoriaCouchey; Oct. 22: Paula Becker,Dennis Nordstrom, Jerry Tepley,Chuck Callahan, Brad Weske,Jason Twardowski, Hayden Host
Happy Anniversary thisweek to:
Oct. 17: Larry and PatPankratz; Oct. 18: Dennis andGlenda Starkweather; Oct. 19:Grant and Stacy Lampert; Oct. 20:Joe and Rosie Iten; Oct. 22:Richard and Mary Jane Kahlert,Ralph and Ellie Twardowski, Mikeand Jenny Aksamit, Roger andRoxanne Benning
October City Council
By Venus King
The Browerville City Councilmeeting was held WednesdayOctober 9, 2013. Approval was given for George& Mary Jo Santer, 501 Myrtle Ave to build a 30 ft by 12 ft. deckon the front of their house. Aper-mit was also approved for PaulJohnson 30859 US Hwy 71 tobuild a 25 ft by 250 ft. storageshed on the west side of his prop-erty.DEPARTMENT REPORTSLiquor StoreSome one has been illegallydumping their trash into thedumpster at the Liquor Store. A camera is being installed thatwill over look that section of theparking lot and dumpster.Public WorksChuck Buhl presented threequotes for a new/larger tractorwith 25 more horsepower, and agrapple bucket. Council mem-bers approved accepting thequote and purchasing the tractorfrom Evergreen Equipment inLittle Falls, for $40,850 trade indifference. Monies for the pur-chase will come out of funds bud-geted in the past years. AmbulanceShelves for the Ambulancebay and the other upgrades arealmost completed.The council meeting was thenclosed to the public to discuss theLiquor Store Manager position. After reopening the meeting tothe public, council members havedecided to call three candidatesback for a second interview. Theinterviews will be held with acouncil member and three mem-bers of the general public. Aspe-cial council meeting will be heldTuesday October 15 to choose thenew Liquor Store Manager.
Council members approved a$300 upfront payment for theCTAS accounting program that isused by the city. Many small citiesuses the CTAS Accounting Systembecause they do business on acash basis. However it causes afair amount of work for the audi-tor as he has to convert ouraccounting numbers to the GAAP(General Acceptable AccountingPrinciples) format. Over the pastyears CTAS has fallen behindother accounting software in itsability to be truly useful. CTAS isstill cheaper than any good GAAPaccounting software, ($6,000.00for the last quote). CTAS has beenfree to all cities and townships foryears, now the State Auditor isplanning a major update to theCTAS software and the $300 feewill assist in paying for theupgrade. This fee will pay for theupgrade to the software with thehope they will not have to chargea user fee once the update is done.Council meeting adjourned at
The Browerville Blade, Page 2Thursday, October 17, 2013
Nolan Kenneth Keller
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Keller of West Fargo, North Dakota, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Kenneth Keller. Baby Nolan weighed inat 9 lbs. 12 oz. And was 21 1/2 inlong. Proud grandparents are Jay& Barb Noland, Browerville, Ken & Connie Keller, EsmondND. Great grandparents arethe late V.J. & Doris Noland,Jerry & Jane Biermaier. Residing in North Dakota areCornelius &Regina Keller and Alice Wack.
Arnold & Jeanette (Jenc) Bruder were married October 14, 1953.
There will be a 60th wedding anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 19, 2013 with 5:30 p.m. mass at St Mary of Mt Carmel Church in Long Prairie. Reception to follow for family and friends in the church basement. No gifts please.
Happy 60th AnniversaryMom & DadWith Love,Your Family
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