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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota - Page 2 Leslie "Bud" Mathison, 71, of Bagley died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 at the Clearwater County Memorial Hospital in Bagley. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 2, at Grace Chapel south of Bagley, with the Pastors Lyle Twite and Don Winters officiating. Interment was at Minerva Cemetery, rural Bagley. Bud was born Aug. 9, 1938 at Minerva Township, south of 1938-2009 Bagley to Melvin and Mabel were hisprideandjoy. (Hanson) Mathison. He attended Bud is survived by his wife Janet Minerva country school. He Mathison of Bagley; daughter worked as a young boy on the Tammy (Robert) Godwin of family farm. Bagley; son Lanny (Marilyn) Bud married Janet Syverson Mathison of Bagley;sisters, on July 5, 1958 in Bagley. He Melvyne Reed of Solway, Joann held several jobs such as logging, (Duane) Edevold of Shevlin, road construction, bull dozing, Joyce (Donald) Olson of Andover, heavy equipment operator and Minn., Mavis (Mike) Mahan land clearing. He owned a sand of Lewistown, Mont., LeeAnn and gravel business and he Johnson of Bagley; brothers, moved mobile homes. He enjoyed Jim Mathison, Larry Mathison hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and Myron Dean Mathison all of snowmobiling, participating in Bagley; five grandchildren; three semi-track pulls and in tractor great-grandchildren, and three pulls. He could always entertain step-great-grandchildren. a crowd at the county fair. He He was preceded in death by his enjoyed attending the Pioneer baby sister Laureen Dawn. Farmers Show and playing cards, The Cease Family Funeral especially cribbage and canasta. Home of Bagley assisted with the Bud always helped people, he arrangements. enjoyed visiting, he loved and Messages ofcondolencemaybe lived for work. His grandchildren sent to Randy Bergquist A 1974 graduate of Princeton (Minn.) High School died in a plane crash on Oct. 12, United States time, while part of a three-person crew operating a surveillance plane over Afghanistan. The deceased, Randy Bergquist, 53, of Jacksonville, Fla., had attended Princeton Public Schools from eighth grade on after coming here from his native Bemidji. Steve VanHooser, Princeton, remembers Bergquist as a fellow wrestler and football player in school and hanging out with him as a friend. A memorial service was conducted for Bergquist on Wednesday last week in Jacksonville, during which about 300 attended. Wife Pam said by telephone that there were attendees who came from Tennessee, North Carolina, Alaska and one who came home from Afghanistan to be there. A second memorial service will be conducted at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Henning, Minn., located about 45 miles north of Alexandria, this Saturday at 3 p.m. Henning is where Pam is from and the church is where the two were wed in 1982. remains of Bergquist and the other That service will be the time for two crew members. Cause of the the brotherhood who had worked crash has not been determined, she with him in Alexandria and his said. friends from Minnesota to pay Asked for a statement about her tribute, she said. husband, Pam said the comment Bergquist, after graduating from from the chaplain who opened and Princeton High School, gave up closed the memorial service for a college wrestling scholarship to Bergquist in Jacksonville speaks go into the Marines. He served for itself. The chaplain had not three years in the Marines and known Randy, but he told her after did guard duty at the embassy in the service, "I'm so sorry I did not Geneva, Switzerland, during the meet the man." Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, Randy Bergquist would have Pare noted. It was in Switzerland turned 54 on Oct. 20 and had where he did hang gliding that he planned to be home the day after got interested in piloting, she said. for a leave. After leaving the Marine Corps, Pam said she hadn't worried Bergquist earned his ratings in about his safety since his aircraft Tulsa, Okla., to be a pilot and flight was flown at high altitudes. Her instructor. He next worked for biggest worry about his safety, she nearly eight years as a charter pilot said, was any time he was on the and flight instructor in Alexandria, ground walking outside his base in and that was where he met Pam in Afghanistan. the early 1980s. Surviving Randy are his mother, He next worked as a pilot for the Ruby Bergquist of Bagley; his wife U.S. Customs Service for 20 years Pam of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, in Florida and retired from there. Matthew, 18, a student at Raleigh, His final career move was N.C.; a sister, Penny Bergquist of to work for Lockheed Martin Sauk Rapids, Minn.; one brother, contractor, Avenge Inc., that Mike (Happie) of Princeton; and worked for the Army doing NATO nieces and nephews. surveillance missions. The crash He was preceded in death by his site was in a mountainous region father, Edward; one sister, Cathy of northeastemAfghanistan.Rae; and his grandparents, Bill Pam said she learned on Oct. 13, and Melvina Bergquist of Bagley, U.S. time, that ground personnel and Gladys and Edward Bowman had lost contact with the Army of Solway. reconnaissance C-12 Huron Randy was born in Bemidji on twin-engine turboprop plane that Oct. 20, 1955 and attended schools Bergquistwas in overAfghanistan, in Bagley, Princeton, and various She recalled the massive search for other towns. six to seven days before searchers By Joel Stottrup discovered the crash site and the Princeton Union-Eagle James Bagaason James "Jim" Greg Bagaason, 57, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 in a car accident near Clearbrook. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 31, at Good ShepherdLutheran Church in Clearbrook with Rev. Robert Kirchman officiating. Interment was in Silver Creek Cemetery in Clearbrook, following the service. Jim was born July 25, 1952 in Bagley to Donald and Viola (Jordan) Bagaason. He was baptized Dec. 27, 1953 and confirmed Oct. 22, 1967 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook. Jim graduated in 1970 from Clearbrook High School. Jim married Juel Peterson on July 4, 1981 in Las Vegas. Jim enjoyed a wide variety of occupations over his lifetime, to follow the basketball games Jim's first job after graduation of his niece Kayla. Jim loved to was working for Artic Cat in be with his family and the big Clearbrook. He later joined the family gatherings. Family meant Union of the 49er's and operated everything to Jim. heavy equipment for Northern Jim had a great spirit, always Pipeline and later for North upbeat and chipper. He loved Central Service. Jim, wanting to to make people laugh with his own his own business, started a antics and never a bad word about porcelain repair and refinishing anyone. He was always ready for business named "The Bathtub another round of fun, whether it be Dr." in Fargo, N.D. Jim sold the golf, cards, karaoke, watching the business in 1986 just prior to his game or talking pizza business. daughter's birth. After the birth Jim is survived by his wife of Tara in 1986 he worked for the Juel Bagaason of Fridley, Minn.; Noon Time News in Blaine, Minn. daughter Tara Bagaason of Sartell, Then Braxton Industries in Bovey, Minn.; two sisters, Linda (Ray) Minn. Jim's true passion was to be Rasmussen of Prior Lake, Minn., an entrepreneur and finally filled and Patty (Keith) Voigt of Surrey, this passion for a second time N.D.; two brothers, Donald by opening Pizza Man with his (Donna) Bagaason of Apache nephew Mike Bakken in Columbia Junction, Ariz., Mark (Pam) Heights and Eagan. Jim also BagaasonofClearbrook; 12nieces partnered with Luka Vidovic and and nephews. opened and sold three othr Pizza Jim was preceded in death by his Man businesses in "Sioux Falls, parents; brother Gerald Bagaason S.D., Duluth, and Superior, Wis. who died in Vietnam; sister Sandra Jim enjoyed golfing, bowling, Bakken. playing cards, collectingThe Cease Family Funeral baseballcaps, watching sports Home of Bagley assisted with the with his friends (who referred arrangements. to him as "Dinker") and all the Messages of condolence may be camaraderie. He especially loved sent to Adeline Olson Adeline Olson, 93, of Clearbrook, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 31, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church ,rural Bagley, with Rev. Shawn Stafford officiating. Interment was at Westby Cemetery in Clearbrook. Adeline was born May 24, 1916-2009 1916 at Grand Forks County,of Grand Forks, N.D.,Loretta to John and Ella Behm. She Hanssen and Vera Odegard, attended school in Grand Forks both of Niagara; two brothers, County. Edgar Behm of Fordville, N.D~ She married Leo Olson on and Art Behm of Niagara; Nov. 20, 1935 in Niagara, N.D. and her special friend and and they moved to a farm in neighbor, Beverly Charles; Sinclair Township, Clearwater three grandchildren; four County. Adeline was a hard great-grandsons; one great- worker, she enjoyed quilting great-grandson; andmany and gardening. She brought nieces and nephews. fresh flowers to church every She was preceded in death by Sunday. She was active with her husband; two sisters, Doris the Senior Center in Clearbrook and Caroline; and two brothers, and was a volunteer at the Ferny and John. Good Samaritan Center for The Cease Family Funeral many years. Home of Bagley assisted with She is survived by her the arrangements. daughter Mary Ellen (Ordean) Messages of condolence may Olsen of Minneapolis; be sent to ceasefuneralhome. four sisters, Ellen Olson of com. Clearbrook, Louise Krueger Memorial IN LOVING MEMORY- UI Our wonderful husband, dad and Grandpa, RAYMOND EHLERS Who joined God on Nov. 9, 2000. God took the strength of a mountain, the majesty of a tree. The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quite sea. The generous soul of nature, the comforting arms of night. The wisdom of the ages, the power of the eagle's flight. Then God combined these qualities, There was nothing more to add. His masterpiece was now complete. He lovingly called it, Dad. Sadly missed by his family. N4 Y., diL III MR'ngNG. Mmneso~ Newspaper Association ] A'r'rF NTION: .,,,o? er serve our beef and pork customers Crane's Meat Market in Gonviek will NO LONGER be accepting venison. Thank you for your support in the past! Roger & Gall Crane We would like to thank everyone for the gifts, beautiful cards and for coming to our 50th Wedding Anniversary party. It was such a surprise. Thank you to our kids, Dale and Susie and their families for all you did; N4 yOU are the best. Thanks to all who came and God Bless had cake and coffee with us on Harvey & Eleanor Bergquistour 60th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you also for all the N4 cards, gifts and hugs. We would like to thank those Thanks to our family for all who sent cards, flowers, special they did. It was a wonderful gifts, goodies, and words of day for us. encouragement thru the Caring God Bless you Bridge website during and Love, after Sharon's stroke. Earl and Gertie Harwood Thank you to those who stopped in to visit while she was in the hospital, rehab and now at home. It was all very much appreciated and continues to be helpful in her recovery. Doug and Sharon Halvorson I N4 I Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 9lh! h Man. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. GOOD LUCK, BUILDING CENTER, Bagley, MN aEARWATER COUNTY TRANSIT 9 'For information, call 694-6164 1 -800-245 --6064 or / Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m./ l Rides are available for all individuals in the towns l [ ofBagley, Clearbrook & Gonvick. | ~. PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR TRANSPORTATION THE DAY BEFORE. ,,) Wed.. Nov. 4: LOCAL RUN Thurs.. Nov. 5: LOCAL RI~N Fri.. Nov. 6: LOCAL RUN Mon.. Nov. 9: LOCAL RUN Tues.. Nov. 10: LOCAL RUN Wed.. Nov. 11: Holiday ~ No Bus Thurs.. Nov. 12: LOCAL RUN Fri.. Nov. 13: LOCAL RUN Mon.. Nov. 16: LOCAL RUN Tues.. Nov. 17: LOCAL RUN Wed.. Nov. 18: LOCAL RUN Thurs.. Nov. 19: LOCAL RUN Fri.. Nov. 20: LOCAL RUN & BEMIDJI RUN 8:50 Gonvick 9:00 Clearbrook ~ 9:25 Bagley ~ 9:40 Shevlin Mon.. Nov. 23: LOCAL RUN Tues.. Nov. 24: LOCAL RUN Wed.. Nov. 25: LOCAL RUN Thurs.. Nov. 26: HolidaF "- No Bus Fri.. Nov. 27: Holiday ~ No Bus Mon.. Nov. 30: LOCAL RUN Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! ll'l,llJ;iI,!l: :l[(l,'|~/, :I~ I :; Wed 34123 1114 Clouds giving way to sun. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low 20s. Thu 40133 1115 Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s. Fri 51136 1116 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s. Sat 49134 1117 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s. Sun 46/34 11/8 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 30s. LAST WEEK'S WEATHER READINGS Readings are taken at about 8 a.m. 11/2 miles South of Bagley, using a Hi-Low thermometer. Date Lo Hi Precip. Oct. 23 28 42 -- Oct. 24 27 44 0.2- Oct. 25 39 44 0.3" Oct. 26 33 42 -- Oct. 27 34 43 -- Oct. 28 39 52 .5" Oct. 29 47 52 .75" National Weekly Cattle And Beef Summary Des Moines, Iowa Mon Nov 02, 2009 For Week Ending: 10/31/2009 This Week Prior Week Last Year CUTOUT VALUES 140.18 137.75 140.96 Primal Rib 227.42 217.53 193.93 Primal Chuck 112.92 110.36 121.13 Primal Round 130.71 129.13 135.04 Primal Loin 180.27 180.03 175.52 Primal Brisket 92.48 91.95 99.84 Primal Short Plate 83.84 81.93 107.0(3 Primal Flank 87.66 88.16 92.28 WEEKLY VOLUME BREAKDOWN Fatal Loads 7528 7371 8186 Prime Loads 75 54 37 Branded Loads 736 791 622 Choice Loads 2001 1957 1909 Select Loads 1282 1419 1615 Ungraded Loads 3435 3151 4003 (cuts, trims, grinds) FYPE OF SALES Negotiated Sales 0-21 Day 2944 3117 3321 Negotiated Sales 21 + Day 753 682 709 Formula Sales 3276 3165 2916 Forward Contract Sales 555 406 1240 Domestic Sales 6925 6855 7748 'qAFTA Exports 250 299 172 Dverseas Exports 354 218 266 LM CTI50 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED CATTLE PRICE Live Steer 86.90 " 84.58 91.05 Live Heifer 86.82 84.60 91.24 Dressed Steer 133.85 131.61 140.51 Dressed Heifer 134.71 131.76 141.92 _N .W__LS4_4J WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) 8.37 8.14 10.00 S J.,,~.:r $7.! BEEF PRODUCTION (Estimate) (Estimate) (Actual) iSlaughter 651,000 646,000 640,000 Live Weights 1319 1317 1304 Dressed Weights 800 801 782 Beef Production (mil lbs) 518.9 515.5 499.1 N~! 1~196 NATIONAL STEER & HEIFER ESTIMATED GRADING PERCENT For Week Ending: Oct 17, 2009 Total Quality and Yield Grades for All Regions Prime 3.67% 3.67% 2.80% Choice 59.45% 59.49% 54.87% Select 29.41% 29.88% 34.11% Percentage by Class gteer 49.57% 48.47% 48.58% Heifer 29.35% 30.25% 29.90% Dairy Cow 8.15% 8.09% 8.07% Dther Cow 11.12% 1 I. 16% 11.69% Bulls 1.82% 2.03% 1.76% When roads are wet, you want tread that keeps your vehicle gripped to the pavement. We offer a variety of tread designs in quality tires at a competitive price. Complete mounting and balancing service provided. See us today for a safer ride tomorrow. / Tractor tires Tires for passenger cars up to large trucks 105 Great Northern Dr., Bagley (218) 694-2654