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IOD ,.49 I A r, i tITTLE HELP was needed at w the Ortonville skating rink this afternoon, as sever- hit the ice for the time. Above: Sean Watkins, some help to his feet his morn, Sharon. This is first year on skates. He also skating with his father, his sister Kelsey is pic- and Ann Kopitzke. Side: LaVoi, sitting, gets a lift her friends, Emily left, and Laura while her sister, on. This was literally esfirst time on skates, but rest of the girls helped her they all got cold. Skating are Monday through p.m., and Saturday unaay 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 weather permitting. Local news Th?ntil Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 e Dennis O'Neill family hosted parents, Mrs. Marion Kramer, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene at the Matador Supper Club the 17th birthday of son Michael O'Neill. They returned to Gene 'eill's home for their early gifts and birthday cake and and Mrs. Eugene O'Neill spent Eve and day at the home of daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon in St. Cloud. Rundell spent some of the in Sioux Falls, SD visiting Sister Royalene Shields and and Mrs. Richard Rundell Christmas and New Year's with in Sioux Falls, SD. and Warner Johnson went to WY to spend Christmas Conraads and family. also visited Mr. and Mrs. Dan The day after Christmas they up to Billings, MT and spent a ff with Warner's brother and wife Fern. They Monday evening. Warner Johnson came to New Year's Eve. 's children visited her /S. dord Weeding visited her er Mrs. Ollie Danielson and Lillian Danielson at Northridge Saturday afternoon. Rollie and Edna Bergland from Wyoming, MN were Friday afternoon visitors of Walt and Linda Rasmussen. Christmas Day guests of Marvin and Joanne Block were Margie Monson and her son Dan and grandson Alex from Delano. Wednesday brunch guests of Marvin and Joanne Block were Ernest and Bliss Gerjets and their daughter Penny and son-in-law Mel Stelling from Tacoma, WA. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sis took Dorothy Sis for Christmas dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis in Rosen. They then took Dorothy to Dawson to visit the Gene Sis family. Kathy Gilsdorf accompanied them. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sis spent the weekend after Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Joel Brehmer and family and celebrated Christmas with them. Ryan Behm of Loveland, CO visited his grandparents Jerry and Alma Jorgenson on Monday and Tuesday. Ryan and Jerry enjoyed ice fishing. Santa Surplus Sale on your State Farm auto insurance when you buy another line of insurance coverage from us. Don't miss this opportunity! See your good neighbor agent today for details: See Me: Del Silberstein, St, 118 NW 2rid Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (a2o) 83e.2s31 Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Compan) Home Office: Bloomington. illinois Craig and Kippy Randleman and Emily were in Fargo on New Year's Day to spend the day with their two children Jenny and Eric. While they were there in Fargo, they helped Eric move into a new apartment in Fargo. They had supper with Eric, Jennifer, and Jennifer's boyfriend Sid Lien from Fargo. Jerry and Alma Jorgenson and Ryan Behm visited at the Carol and Jane Asche home at Nassau on Monday evening. At Rich and Carolyn Kvidera's house they have visitors, their son Doug and his wife Amy and children Evan and Kate from Waterloo, IA. They are here for an extended period I of time while Doctor Amy works at I the Ortonville hospital and clinic. ObituaNes Visitors at the Jerry Jorgenson home on New Year's Eve after church I services were Ray and Verna Stoehr and Harry and Lily Loeschke. Joseph Heck v High bridge players at the Ortonville Senior Center on Friday afternoon were Jerry Jorgenson and Beth Moberg. Also on Friday afternoon a grand slam was bid by Jerry Jorgenson and Emma Swezey and made. And also a game of four spades was bid and doubled and redoubled. This was played by Bob Onken and Emil Swezey and made. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Big Stone City school news Winter Concert 1997-Food Drive Big Stone City student council sorted and delivered 190+ items collected during Big Stone City School's winter concert performances. The Grant County and Big Stone County Food Shelves received the items. Knowledge Master Open Results Of the schools under 200 students, Big Stone City placed 103rd and 140 schools. In South Dakota Big Stone was 16th of 19 schools ahead of Alcester, White River and Edgemont. Team members representing Big Stone City include these students: 8th grade - Jesse Cloos, Hilary Libka, Casey Mielitz, Bryce Rausch and Maria Rausch; 7th grade - Tina Athey, Sadie Norlin and Lisa. Spors; 6th grade - Stephanie Schuelke, Amy Speth, Amy Smith, Keegan Stock and Martha Van Lith; 5th grade - James Gregory, Peter Rausch, Tyler Rolfes, and Billy Voecks This team worked well at discussing possible answers and did not make silly errors. The team into two groups for the spring competition (April 15), elementary (5-6) and middle school (7-8). Basketball Skills Sessions Grade 4-8 students (boys and girls) are again invited to participate in basketball skill-building sessions. Mr. Stock will supervise the program which begins on Jan. 13 (5-6:15 p.m.). Ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defensive skill are to be presented. Jesse Cloos will assist with demonstrations for those in attendance. Geography bee Keegan Stock won the geography bee finals last Friday in a tiebreaker over Hilary Libka. Keegan will take the state written test after the break. The top 100 students are invited to the state competition later in the year. Excellent, Keegan! Notes: A. 5th & 6th grade band will switch to a Wednesday/Thursday schedule after the break (same time of day). This will allow our band students to have an extra day of physical education. B. The DARE program will begin on Thursday, Jan. 8, for 5th grade students. Officer Brian Dahl will again direct the 17 week program. C. Basketball/cheerleading schedules have been sent home with the students. Vacation practice dates are Dec. 30 (3:30-5 p.m.) and Jan. 2 (8-9:30 a.m.) A round-robin tournament is set for Jan. 3 in Milbank. Cheerleaders are sporting a new look this year. Their first game will be on Jan. 6. Calendar - Looking Ahead Jan. 6 - Boys Basketball vs. GranffDeuel (all), 6 p.m. Jan. 12 -.Boys Basketball at Funeral services for Joseph H. Heck, 77, of Beardsley, were held Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998 in the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Beardsley. Father Jack Nordick officiated with Sister Kathleen Henneberry, pastoral Administrator. Norma Jung was organist and Phyllis Doschadis, soloist. Honorary pallbearers were the Knights of Columbus and military honors will be provided by the August Altheide American Legion Post #302 of Beardsley. Active pallbearers were Joseph's grandsons, Gene and Kyle Holmberg, Brian Heck, Trevor and Troy Berneking, Bill and Bob Pelzel and Ryan Loken. Interment was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Beardsley. Joseph Henry Heck was born April 9, 1920 at home in Toqua Township, Big Stone County to parents John and Anna (Ehrnst) Heck. He was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Beardsley and confirmed at St. Barnabas of Barry. He farmed with his father and brother until he entered the army on June 12, 1942 as a U.S. Army Private where he served in England, Belgium and France patrolling planes as a Military Police. Joseph was discharge in Sept. of 1945. On Oct. 21, 1947 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Serocki at St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Browns Valley. After marriage Joseph farmed until 1986 on the farm where he raised his family near Beardsley. He was a member of the American 40%-50% FF CHRISTMAS ITEMS 30 %OFF COSTUME JEWELRY Students, parents, educators, and community leaders, please join us to meet faculty and current students, tour the schcvol and ask questions about classes, policies, residential / -. - life and general school life. !' :  Saturday January 10 11:00 am & 2:00 pm Saturday January 24 11:00 am & 2:00 pm i. . RESERVATIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY V.:  All meetings will be held at the Minnesota Center for Arts  .i/. Education Arts High Schc)l .y..>j LOLA AND RUDY PERPICH MINNESOTA CENTER ARTS EDUCATION For More lrfformalon, Call (612) 591-4710,1-80(I-657-3515 TDD (612) 591-4770 Legion/VFW and a member of the Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3342 of Sisseton, SD and an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories, card tricks, playing casino games and he was a very loving father/grandfather. Joseph passed away Thursday morning at his home having reached the age of 77 years, 6 months and 22 days. Survivors include, four daughters, Helen (Bill) Marable of Jacksonville, TX; Darlene (Lowell) Holmberg of Motley; Diane (Lawrence) Pelzel of Browns Valley; and Marietta (Dean) Berneking of Grand Marais, two sons, Donald (Diane) Heck of Bozeman, MT and Martin Heck of Beardsley; son-in-law, Larry Loken of Canby; 16 grandchildren, Cheryl, Kristi, Eugene, Lavonne (Jason) Hinrichs, Karen, Kyle, LeAnn, Brandy, Bill, Becky, Bob, Brian, Kelli, Trevor, Troy and Ryan; one great granddaughter, Halley Hinrichs; sister, Theresa DeBrito of Perham; five brothers, Bart (Nella) Heck of Graceville, John (Marietta) Heck of Browns Valley; Richard (Beverly) Heck of Beardsley; Thomas and Edward Heck of Graceville; aunt, Josephine Jacobson of Wheaton; many nieces and nephews. 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