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Good old days in the Ortonville area IT WAS BACK IN THE 1950s, we think, when this photo was taken, showing OHS grid coach Cliff Bombach, at left, giving some play instructions to a few members of the team. At top is Bob Benshoof. Next two are Vince Kvidera and Bill Balster and squatting, at bottom, is Robert Brolin. FOR THE WEEK OF Jan. 18, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Jan. 16, 2001 Over 100 years with the Ortonville Fire Department, 107 to be exact, is the number Dale Hausauer and his father and broth- ers have put in combined. For Dale, it's been 37 years, his father served 49 and Dale's brother was with the Ortonville Fire Department for 21 years. Hausauer was recognized recently by the Congressional Fire Service Institute. Adding two more wins to their list last week, Ortonville's prided Trojan boys basketball team has earned another prestigious title, ranking first in State Class A according to the Associated Press and Varsity Online. A warm welcome was presented to officials of Midwest Card Services as community and busi- ness leaders helped welcome the company, which had recently announced their business expan- sion to Milbank, SO. The Brookings, SD firm will be hiring back the 120 employees recently laid off due to the closing of Milbank's Telespectrum and locat- ing in the State Auto Insurance building on the third floor, previ- ously occupied by Telespectrum. THIS COLUMN SPONSORED BY HEDGE & HERBERG , TRUCKING P,O. BOX 98, BIG STONE CtTY, 5,7216 PH. 862-8143 COLLEEN & GAVLE HEDGE, OWNERS 25 YEARS AGO Jan. 15, 1986 One of the Ortonville area's newest residents is Sharon Watkins, a new employee at Ortonville's Hair Classics. Sharon and her hus- band, Gary, live in Ortonville. He is employed as a meat inspector. New officers were elected recently for 1986 Big Stone City Fire Department. The following were elected: Chief, Ken Kolb; Assistant Chief, Rod Torgerson; Secretary, Lou Brown; Treasurer. Don Van Hout. Five captains for the fire trucks were named. They are Ford, John Van Lith; GMC, Tom Dew and Bob Zahnow; tanker, Rick Barnhardt; two grass trucks, Bob Athey. Sunshine Floral, one of Ortonville's newest businesses, recently received recognition from the Ortonville Area Civic and Commerce Association. C&C President Mike Schmigdall pre- sented a certificate with a "first dol- lar of clear profit" to owners Paul and Mary Taffe. A girl was born to Rose Brotzel of Ortonville. Reader George Klepel, 87, of St. Paul proudly counts himself among the few persons alive today who have seen Halley's Comet twice...on its current trip in earth's view and also in 1910. 5O YEARS AGO Jan. 19, 1961 The Flower trial, the longest on record, ended last Tuesday when the jury found the defendant, Barton Flowers, not guilty. The Big Stone Cheese Factory is now located in their new build- ing. Open house will be held some time in the near future. Kiernat's Radio and TV in Ortonville incorporated recently and will be known as Kiernat's Inc. Beardsley Mustangs are justi- fied in boasting one of the win- ningest teams in this area when they won their seventh straight win last Friday night. About 70 YEARS AGO Jan. 16, 1941 40 members of the Big Stone City News By Gail Maxwell Boys basketball of Big Stone School started practice for the season on Monday, Jan. 10. The weekend of Jan. 7 Don and Arvene Van Hout's son Dean and daughter-in-law Sue from Castle Rock, CO came to visit Don and Arvene Van Hout. Dean and Sue were taking their daughter Mallory back to Northern State College in Aberdeen. Doris Scoblic's two children who don't live in the area Joe and his family of Lester Prairie, and Janet of St. Paul were home for the holidays. Faye Athey and her whole family were home for the Jan. 8 and 9 weekend for a late Christmas. She had her four children and grandchildren home. Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9 visitors of Vern and Gert Goldsmith were Pat Delgehausen and Kayla Tillma of Milbank. Brian and Ryan Krause of Milbank were callers too. Monday, Jan. 10 Mary Piatz of Browns Valley took Gert Goldsmith to Watertown. Paula Rausch and girls went to Pierre, SD vith Val Rausch for the Inaugural Ball. He was sworn in as a South Dakota legislator on Saturday, Jan. 8. They enjoyed the many activities. On Tuesday, Jan. 11 Val Rausch was sworn in as Speaker of the House. Many friends and family attended that. During the Christmas holidays Phyllis Lieb's two sons Travis and Bill Lieb came home to visit Phyllis. They also visited family and friends. Then it snowed and snowed and continued to snow. They got out before the snow; so they were lucky. On Tuesday, Jan. 11 Wade Van Dover, Paul Treinen, Todd Cloos, and Bryan Delage hired a chauffer to take them to Pierre, SO. RomanTaffe accepted the chauffer job for a nominal fee and off they went. The swearing in ceremony was very impressive and they are very proud of Val Rausch's accomplishments on being named Speaker of the House. Monday night, Jan. 10 Wade and Cindy Van Dover had Father Doug and Betty Binsfield over for supper. Wade decided to feed Betty after she shoveled the sidewalk. Isn't he a nice son-in-law! On Saturday, Jan. 8 Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to Milbank to watch Big Stone Therapies Invitational Wrestling Meet. r DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files o! the Ortonvillo Independent Ortonville Fire Department turned out Tuesday evening to eat turkey and talk over business at the annual meeting and banquet of the Fire Department Relief Association. Also present were the members of the city government and "official surgeon" Dr. D. M. O'Donnell. Seventy men went back to work yesterday on the lake's pier WPA project following a shut-down a week ago, the second such since the project was started. A transfer of funds by the governmental agency was given as the reason for the tem- porary close down of the project. Two local bowling teams, the Ortonville Bantams and Ortonville Monument, will compete in the American Bowling Congress Tournament with 4,917 other five- man teams at the St. Paul Auditorium from March 13 until May 3, it was announced today. The first 1941 baby to be born in Ortonville is the eight pound, nine ounce baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. John Litschauer of this city last Saturday at the Evangelical Hospital. U of M Crookston names Dean's List Area students named to the fall semester 2010 Dean's List at the University of Minnesota, Crookston were announced by the Office of the Registrar. The U of M, Crookston is one of the most respected career- oriented, technology-based universities in the nation. To qualify for a place on the Dean's List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. The Crookston campus is the online leader in the University of Minnesota system and the only campus providing every full-time student with a laptop computer. Named to the list were Paul Adelman of Bellingham in Sport and Recreation Management, BS and Kayli Jo Sibson of Beardsley in Post- Secondary Enrollment Opt. iiijiiiiiiji:::::U '::iii i 'iiU'iii :i ii i :! i : ................ .:,;i:iliiii00 000000,l00ileuj'e Tr0000.veI F_.00.etj To00r00e TAKE A WARM WINTER GET-AWAYI Te00ae & l;]00e Rio Ar, i00.0ra00 Feb. 10-24, 2011 Feb. 23-MaYch 19, 2011 $1850 pp dbl. occ. s2100 pp dbl. occ. I -- -|:till',;t:][;]/[;','i','L'Ail](,llli.[I,]ii- -- I Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher. Travis and Taylor, Mrs. Josh Moen and Carter of Milan were Sunday, Jan. 9 guests at the Larry Wildung home in honor of their daughter Megan's 16th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited with Blanche Twist at Northridge on Sunday afternoon Jan. 9. Barbara Karels of Paynesville spent Monday, Jan. 10 at the home of her father Edward Karels and they visited with her mother Mrs. Edward Karels who was transfered from University Hospital to Ortonville Hospital. Her granddaughter Meghan Karels brought her on Monday, Jan. 10. Late school starts on Tuesday, Jan. 11 and closing at noon and more snow and below zero temps is the start of a long winter and more snow and below zero temps forecast for the rest of the week. Sunday, Jan. 9 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home were Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg, Mrs. Dave Mork and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Eric. Tuesday visitors were Arnie Kirchberg of Milbank and Bernie Kirchberg. Pat Ohm was not present when her name was drawn for $80 on Wednesday, Jan. 12 so next week's drawing will be for $100. Mark Weber was a Wednesday afternoon Jan. 12 visitor at the Keith Hoffman home. Stroke of the brush Big Stone Arts Council The Big Stone Arts Council Meeting will be held in the Public Lounge/Restroom Area on the main street level below the Senior Center in Ortonville on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Arts Council is considering using this space for an office and display area while planning an area Cultural Center. Each person attending this meeting is asked to bring a folding chair. Marlyce Thompson from Otrey Lake Gallery will present the evenings program. Agenda topics to be discussed are an organizational arts grant due in February, 2011 Sports and Leisure Show, future courthouse art display, idea proposals for Meander support, a community partnership and a music competition. Local Art is currently on display with a winter theme at Java Jule's, Madison Photographer, Kathy Marihart is showing at Big Stone County Courthouse, and Clinton's Iva Lou Gillespie has knitted winter items in the Ortonville Independent window. All are welcome to attend Big Stone Arts Council meetings. If you have any arts related questions you can contact Liz Rackl at 273-2146 or Deb Larson at 839-7084. Teams, players sought for broom-ball tournament Bundle up in your warmest clothes, long-underwear and boots and head outside with your broom for a fun way to beat the winter blahs. The Business Association of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is trying to make the most of the cold weather this winter, by holding a Broom-Ball Tournament at the Ortonville Hockey Rink as part of its Articfest promotion. The association is looking for teams and individuals to join in the co-ed festivities scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 and if necessary playoffs to be held the next day on Sunday, Feb. 6. Each team will include a goalie and five players on the ice. Additional players may be on each team to rotate with those on the ice. No checking will be allowed and players will wear boots. A broom- ball or volleyball will be used and players will use either official broom- ball sticks; or wicker brooms that have the ends cut off and are wrapped in duct taped. A $50 team entry fee is required, with all proceeds to go to the Chamber for community events. A trophy will be awarded to the winning team. If you want to play, but don't have a team, there are teams that need play- ers. Please call the Chamber at 320- 839-3284 if you are interested, or call Sue Kaercher-Blake at 320-305-230 I. Businesses, organizations, families and groups of friends are all encour- aged to form a team or join on an existing team. Spectators are encouraged to come watch the games and cheer on the players. Milbank Archers to hold tourneys Milbank Valley'Archers will be holding the following archery tourna- ments: 300 Tournament on Jan. 23, Indoor 3-D on Feb. 19 and 20, 3-D at Labolt Dam on June 4 and 5, Hartford Beach 3-D Tournament on Sept. 10 and 11. .... 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