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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.




In a little farmhouse that he purchased from the Moore’s in 1990 lives a very hard-working and industrious young man who always has a friendly way of greeting and talking to all of us.

Todd Timothy Elliott was born to Markville residents Eleanor and Melvin Elliott on May 1, 1965. He attended all 13 years of school in Sandstone, beginning at the old Elementary School and graduating from the old high school in 1983.

Right after high school, Todd took a course at the Hutchinson Technical Institute where he earned a certificate in Non-Destructive Testing and Metallurgy. Using these skills, he hired on with the Met-Chem Laboratory in Utah for one year where his duties consisted of testing oil refineries and pipelines.

He then took a position of the same type with MQS Inspections in the Twin Cities where his principal responsibility was examining all Nuclear Power Plants in Minnesota. After one year, Todd started with Mo-Tech Engineering in Cambridge.

Todd married DaVonne Greenley of Sandstone in 1984. When the couple moved to Utah, DaVonne was also hired by Met-Chem Labs. The couple had 2 children- Candy born in 1988 and Clint born in 1991. DaVonne died in 1994 after several years of undiagnosed and untreated depression.

Todd met Vicki Simenson at his workplace in Cambridge and they were married in 1997. Vicki brought her son David by a previous ino the Elliott family.

Todd and DaVonne and their children had moved to Cloverton in 1990. He was then hired by Twin-Ports Testing in Superior where he worked for 3 years. In 1993, he went back to work for Mo-Tech and stayed with them for 11 years. After he married Vicki, the family lived in Isanti. Todd enjoyed his work as a chemical tester and the money was good, but the job involved lots of travel and being away from his family. They moved back to Cloverton in 2004. Todd started his own contracting business- Todd Elliott Excavating, and he and Vicki built the Hay Creek Outpost, a gas station, convenience store, bar and café, right there on the intersection of the Cloverton and Dux bury Roads. Beginning October 1 of this year, Todd will be working 4 days/weekly in the Twin Cities.

Sadness struck Todd’s life again this past June when his dear mom Eleanor passed away of cancer.

When asked about his leisure time activites, Todd replied that he used to do a lot of fishing and hunting, but the last 5 years have been devoted to work, work, work.

We appreciate all of the work that Todd does and hope that his load may be lightened enough so that he can once again find time to fish and hunt..

Update January 30, 2012: Todd and Vicki Elliot moved to Cottage Grove, MN.  Todd is continuing as the road contractor for New Dosey Township.

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