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and the barns of Gloee barn in Alzassiz Township, two miles north of Belling- as if ,t may have een added to over the years. Hynnek Bros. Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Marathon" Here for Good; Ortonville, Minnesota 320-839-2513 or 1-500-241-3785 CALL TODAY FOR AN ESTIMATE! I Big Stone County Historical welcomes visitors'i';: ':. ': ildfe sum , recently re- Joe le oldest barn still in use in Lac qui Parle County owned by was built in 1887 and is Iocatea south east of Marietta in As testament to the quality of materials used, the were still on the barn until" 1980, when the barn was re- originals. The new ones, just 20 years later, are already replacement, according to Kalhoff. ctured above, near Surrounded by smaller buildings and a silo, the traditionally red barn owned by John Bartz in Yellowbank Township, east of Rosen, may be viewed by tomorrow's historians as the typical Lac qui Parle County farmstead. roof has collapsed, and I suppose it won't be long before not much is left." Jean's husband, Merlin, has his own passion. He collects tractors, and has about 20 including his father-in- laws first tractor, a 1924 Fordson. Jean and Merlin Wirkus farmed near Nassau until retirement in 1995. Jean taught school for 33 years in Revillo, SD. Jean will continue to take pictures of barns, and is considering begin- ning a new project. This time of corn cribs. "In a few years, there won't be any left." H. H CAR CARE CLINIC Because We Care... .Custom Pipe Bending .Alignments .Transmissions .Major Overhauls OrtonvUle, Minnesota one (320) 83(p-:Z026 \\; \\; \\; "Owned by those it serves" F ede, ated "Telephone Our thanks to th, Cooper;]tive erican F, .Basements .Demolition .Riprapping We desh3n, install and inspect septic systems PLUS... Graveling .Hauling Ditching .Tiling Dozing .Footings, Etc. , i CALL US TODAY! 320-273-2277 or 877-851-5658 i iii i i i iiii iii NASSAU FARMERS ELEVATOR Fertilizer & Chemicals Feed Seed * Grain Storage CENEX LAND O LAKES i i Wayne Wellendorf Call 320-390-5876 327 Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 ,ill] Hoxtell Excavating rs EXCAVATING ver 45 yea SAND & GRAVEL CONTnACTOnS O ofSr'i" 839-3438  TOP SOIL- BLACK OtRT .'" '" ,-', l,l!pl=" SEPTIC TANKS ,,--ll'g]l' j- l'r j,1 DRAINAGE  ! '.' i v 'r SITE PREPARATION _.'---  L .,.- "" [ DEMOLITION l   RR 2 ORTONVILLE .-;:11, .... [nn BEARDSLEY FARMER ELEVATOR O. Beardsley, Minnesota GTAB FEEDS Toll Free 1-888-332-6233 Elevator One Elevator Two 265-6933 265-6181  Well Nndorf MACHI SHOP I IIII I IIIII AVAILABLE AT: / THE e i :0 INDEPENDENT ^ _ONSIRU(.IIVI NEWSp^I'tI *N ^ IIVF (Ot,HNIIy or Bill's Super Valu Plus and Pioneer Meat Market in Ortonville or Jubilee Foods in Madison Lm m_m_m m m_m -- m m The excitingly new flavor ladled piping hot from an open kettle NOT CONCENTRATED ... JUST HEAT 'N EAT "A jungle recipe fit for a king" HOBO SOUP RR 2, Box 123 Ortonville, MN 56278 =_= =_=L= =_=_= = =_=_=_=_=_ ! L! I We Proudly Salute I ,',,, I AllAreaFarmers! I ! [ I1 AgraliteElectric] !  C00peratwe ...... I ' ...........  " I , 320 East Hwy. 12*Benson, MN56215 I Phne 320"843"4150 * Fax 320"843"3738 I ! Eo00rg00 ! and the barns of Gloee barn in Alzassiz Township, two miles north of Belling- as if ,t may have een added to over the years. Hynnek Bros. Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Marathon" Here for Good; Ortonville, Minnesota 320-839-2513 or 1-500-241-3785 CALL TODAY FOR AN ESTIMATE! I Big Stone County Historical welcomes visitors'i';: ':. ': ildfe sum , recently re- Joe le oldest barn still in use in Lac qui Parle County owned by was built in 1887 and is Iocatea south east of Marietta in As testament to the quality of materials used, the were still on the barn until" 1980, when the barn was re- originals. The new ones, just 20 years later, are already replacement, according to Kalhoff. ctured above, near Surrounded by smaller buildings and a silo, the traditionally red barn owned by John Bartz in Yellowbank Township, east of Rosen, may be viewed by tomorrow's historians as the typical Lac qui Parle County farmstead. roof has collapsed, and I suppose it won't be long before not much is left." Jean's husband, Merlin, has his own passion. He collects tractors, and has about 20 including his father-in- laws first tractor, a 1924 Fordson. Jean and Merlin Wirkus farmed near Nassau until retirement in 1995. Jean taught school for 33 years in Revillo, SD. Jean will continue to take pictures of barns, and is considering begin- ning a new project. This time of corn cribs. "In a few years, there won't be any left." H. H CAR CARE CLINIC Because We Care... .Custom Pipe Bending .Alignments .Transmissions .Major Overhauls OrtonvUle, Minnesota one (320) 83(p-:Z026 \\; \\; \\; "Owned by those it serves" F ede, ated "Telephone Our thanks to th, Cooper;]tive erican F, .Basements .Demolition .Riprapping We desh3n, install and inspect septic systems PLUS... Graveling .Hauling Ditching .Tiling Dozing .Footings, Etc. , i CALL US TODAY! 320-273-2277 or 877-851-5658 i iii i i i iiii iii NASSAU FARMERS ELEVATOR Fertilizer & Chemicals Feed Seed * Grain Storage CENEX LAND O LAKES i i Wayne Wellendorf Call 320-390-5876 327 Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 ,ill] Hoxtell Excavating rs EXCAVATING ver 45 yea SAND & GRAVEL CONTnACTOnS O ofSr'i" 839-3438  TOP SOIL- BLACK OtRT .'" '" ,-', l,l!pl=" SEPTIC TANKS ,,--ll'g]l' j- l'r j,1 DRAINAGE  ! '.' i v 'r SITE PREPARATION _.'---  L .,.- "" [ DEMOLITION l   RR 2 ORTONVILLE .-;:11, .... [nn BEARDSLEY FARMER ELEVATOR O. Beardsley, Minnesota GTAB FEEDS Toll Free 1-888-332-6233 Elevator One Elevator Two 265-6933 265-6181  Well Nndorf MACHI SHOP I IIII I IIIII AVAILABLE AT: / THE e i :0 INDEPENDENT ^ _ONSIRU(.IIVI NEWSp^I'tI *N ^ IIVF (Ot,HNIIy or Bill's Super Valu Plus and Pioneer Meat Market in Ortonville or Jubilee Foods in Madison Lm m_m_m m m_m -- m m The excitingly new flavor ladled piping hot from an open kettle NOT CONCENTRATED ... JUST HEAT 'N EAT "A jungle recipe fit for a king" HOBO SOUP RR 2, Box 123 Ortonville, MN 56278 =_= =_=L= =_=_= = =_=_=_=_=_ ! L! I We Proudly Salute I ,',,, I AllAreaFarmers! I ! [ I1 AgraliteElectric] !  C00peratwe ...... I ' ...........  " I , 320 East Hwy. 12*Benson, MN56215 I Phne 320"843"4150 * Fax 320"843"3738 I ! Eo00rg00 !