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SENTINEL TRIBUNE On Record March 2 COURT NEWS MN D,0000=partment o" COTTONWOOD COUNTY DISRTICT COURT March 5-11, 2004 Speeding: $95.00 - Matthew Russell Ludvigson, Windom, MN $110.00 - Theodore Clifford Frederick, Akron, IA; Maureen Elizabeth Norem, Hutchinson, MN $115.00 - Jake J. Waldner, Platte, SD $120.00 - Kevin James Dick, Mt. Lake, MN; Paul Douglas Lems, Sioux Falls, SD; Michael Joseph Senescall, Minnetonka, MN; Charles Bernie Top, Worthington, MN; Joseph Francis Eckert III, Sioux Falls, SD; Justin William Spoelstra, Shakopee, MN; Tyler Alan Hemiller, Jeffers, MN; Todd Allen Rehnelt, Hudson, WI; Craig Lawrence Fobbe, Maple Lake, MN; Kim Marie Odens, St. Paul, MN $130.00 - Steven Nagy, St. Peter, MN; Angela Louise Suess, Cottonwood, MN; James Cummins Tate, Austin, MN Careless Driving: $170.00 - Eugene Edward Caradori, Windom. MN No Seatbelt: $95.00 - Scott Raymond Ball. St. Paul, MN; Michael Francis Flannegan, Emmetsburg, IA; Gordon Glenn Goertzen, Windom, MN Unsafe Equip: $110.00 Travis Dwayne Anderson, Windom, MN, stayed $40.00, no same/sim.viol.for 1 yr. Fail to yield to ped: $110.00 - Dean A. Benner, Salisbury, MO Exhibition Driving: $110.00 - Rory Michael Goehring, Windom. MN NSF: $120.00 - Jennifer Renee Schleppl Windom, MN, $55.43 rest., pay by 3/15/04 $170.00 - Carisa Marie Walter, Clements. MN, $113.09 restitution. unsup, prob. for 1 yr, no misd or &gt; offense 1 yr., pay by 3/12/04 Disobey stop" sign: $120.00 - Niranh Senesourinh, Mt. Lake, MN OBITUARIES Evelyn Doris Smith Wild Turkeys: A Very Surprising Bird By Tom Conroy DNR Southern Region Information Officer It's as quiet and peaceful as a baby's breath. Snowflakes are tumbling down, the woods asleep, as I tip-toe along, heading for a small corn food plot. It's where I'll wait out the last couple of hours of daylight, muzzleloader in hand, hop- ing for a deer to appear. At .the corn field, I stop to listen. Utter silence. Slowly, I begin walking along the edge. Two quiet steps, stop, peer down the corn row. Two steps, stop, look. Suddenly, the distinctive sound of something munch- ing on an ear of corn. Some twenty yards in, a corll stalk is flipping back and forth. A buck? The buck of a lifetime? Take slow', deep breaths. Relax. All senses now on high alert. And suddenly, with no warning, all hell breaks loose! It's as though the cornfield has blown up! The thunderous pandemoni- um a dozen or so wild turkeys can create when unexpectedly exploding from brittle corn stalks, just yards away, is astounding. I don't recall the words that came out of my mouth at the time, but I suspect they were somehow in reference to my savior. I've hunted these same woods for some 30 years but not until a few years ago was there any chance that you'd see turkeys here. In fact, it wasn't until the 1960s that you'd find wild turkeys any place in Minnesota. I still vividly recall the first time I ever saw them in the wild. We were coming around a muddy bend on a narrow road when someone sudden- ly stuck an arm out the win- dow and hollered, "Look!" We did. And sure enough, there they were. Wild turkeys, two CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS Evelyn D. Smith, 82, of Sioux Fails, formerly of Tracy and Amiret, died on Sunday, March 7, 2004 at the Good Samaritan Village Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Interment was in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Evelyn Doris Smith was born February 6, 1922, in Tracy, MN to Albert and Josephine (Kapolcznski) Zeltz. She attended school in Tracy. On May 8, 1947, Evelyn was united in marriage to Leonard Smith at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tracy. Together the couple lived in Amiret. Evelyn later moved to Tracy. She was an active member at St. Mary's Catholic Church, serving on the Alter Guild. She was also an active member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Evelyn enjoyed fishing and bird watching. She also loved flowers and drives in the country. Evelyn was also fondly remem- bered by family and friends as an excellent breadmaker. Evelyn Doris Smith is survived by her children: Jane Smith of Tracy, Judy Hanson (Don) of Tracy, Leonard Smith of Marshall, Steve Smith (Audrey) of Slaytorl, and Diann Hohler (Gary) of Albert Lea; thirteer grandchildren;, thirteen great grandchildren; twenty two great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard, daughter Josephine Bruss; four sisters: Martha Greenman, Helen Goltz, Agnes All, and Mary Wilkes; three brothers: Tony, Steve and Philip Zeltz; and a grandson Tony Grogen. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Dear subscriber; please check the due date on your address label of your paper. 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Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. convenience ,.ll_ / 5 Subscnptlons end odvertising ve added a tu we have a.dde%alu" / Icon <31so be ordered by phone tree numee.r,,e" / I using your Moster Cord or Vise \\; 178e0;:4tO:l';5 9 II News ?vt??d cop,es ore }.':ave queStiOnS/I <3 0 lable (t;;- i+ yu, '::ld-'"'1iKe tu*" v"-'nlace / 1/ . Oleson s Mercantile + , or would lik e tUr'tg/i Hoyt Oil & Convenience of them. making an incredi- bly fast beeline from field to woods. We were in Houston County, as far southeast as you can go in Minnesota without stumbling into either Wisconsin or Iowa. "Amazing," I remember thinking to myself. I won- dered if the people living in the area realized how fortu- nate they were to be able to drive down a country road and actually see wild turkeys! It was the early 1980s. We were in Houston County in preparation for our first-ever wild turkey hunt. Minnesota's first turkey season had been held just a few years earlier, in 1978, when 420 permits were offered in two zones in southeastern Minnesota; a total of 94 toms were taken. To say we were novices at this would be an understate- ment. Just seeing those birds on our scouting trip, howev- er, was enough for us to deem this new venture a suc- cess. As luck would have it, one of our party actually shot a gobbler that spring, an event that made the front page of a local newspaper back home in south-central Minnesota, where wild turkeys were non-existent. My, how things have changed! On a recent January da3; following a period of moder- ate snowfall, I watched a minimum of 100 turkeys scratch in the snow in a field above the Cottonwood River, searching for waste grain. It's now fairly common to spot wild turkeys in groups of 30 or more throughout many areas of southern and even central Minnesota in the wintertime. And it all began when a few dozen wild birds were let loose in the mid- 1960s. It was the 1920s the first time an attempt was made to re-establish a wild turkey population in Minnesota. It had been previously docu- mented that wild turkeys once existed in southeastern Murray County 4-H Calendar March 20 4-H Fundraiser Delivery Day March 22 - Kindermusik Program, 5:00-5:45 p.m., Slayton March 22 4-H Federation Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Courts Building, Slayton March 22 - Registration deadline for 4-H Project Day March 26 - Cloerbud Pajama Party, 7-9 p.m., Courts Building, Slayton March 29 - 4-H Project Day. 5:00 p.m., Courts Building, Slayton March 29 - Kindermusik Program, 5:00-5:45 p.m., Slayton March 29 - Registration deadline for Fulda Area Babysitting Clinic Find us on the Web at www.lyon- ii I [ Americas ] I Premium Quality I I Appliances ] [ Sales I [ & Serwce ] [ Westbrook, Mn. [ I I Natural Resources Minnesota but bv the early 1900's they had all but van- ished. Would it be possible to re-establish them? The first attempt came in 1926 when 250 pen-raised Eastern turkeys were released in Hennepin, Ramsey, Carver, Scott. Wright, Meeker, McLeod, Morrison, Pine, Rice and Washington counties. Subsequent attempts were made in Houston and Winona counties. It didn't work. Another attempt was made in 1957 when the Minnesota Conservation Department (now* the DNR) released 37 pen-raised adult Eastern turkeys in the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area. Again. no luck. Releasing pen- raised birds, it was discov- ered, was destined to fail. (Just as it is with pen-raised pheasants.) Between 1964-1,968/the Conservation Department obtained 39 wild-trapped Merriam's and Eastern wild turkeys from Nebraska, South Dakota and Arkansas in exchange for ruffed grouse, walleye stock and black bear, respectivel): The turkeys were released in the Whitewater WMA and this time the Eastern birds took hold. (The Merriams did not.) Then again, between 1971-1973, 29 Eastern wild turkeys, obtained from Missouri in exchange for ruffed grouse, were success- fully released in the Crooked Creek watershed of eastern Houston County. The rest. as they say, is histo,. Wild turkeys now flour- ish in about 60 Minn.esota counties, as far north as Mahnomen County. And a study currently underway by the DNR is attempting to find out just how far north the bird can survive. Where it was once thought wild turkeys could only survive in the extensive hardwood forests of the southeast, it is now known that they do just fine as long as they have a winter food sourC J corn. In the DNR, in National Federation. trap and gram. Since the mately 4,( transplanted to tions in the spring, 48,000 applied for one hunting permitS able bv the spring, more than blers were taken in Minnesota. from 1985 when toms were killed. Today. you know when + and might come remarkable and prising bird. sometimes when expect it. 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