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Ortonville "Town with,a heart" N =A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" 32 N Section-14 Pages Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, February 1,201 Volume 93 Number 3 Winter Carnival activities to held Feb. 7-11 at OHS TAKING FIRST PLACE AT THE ORTONVILLE KNOWLEDGE BOWL INVITATIONAL on Saturday, Jan. 22 was the Ortonville Junior Varsity Team. The team scored 80 points to finish ahead of Willmar with 62 points. There were five team in the junior varsity division. Ortonville team members are pictured above. From left to right are Isaac Cloos, Morgan Messmer, Jackson Zemke and Keinen Bousquet. Not pictured was Morgan Plathe. (Photo courtesy of Terry Kalberg.) Ortonville JV Knowledge Bowl team places first at home meet The Ortonville Knowledge Bowl In- vitational was held on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Ortonville High School. Teams competing included Willmar, Lac qui Parle Valley, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Montevideo, Dawson-Boyd, ECHO Charter, Lester Prairie, Benson and KMS. Teams competed in the varsity, jun- ior varsity and junior high levels. Some had more than one team and other teams competed in just one level. It was a good day for the Ortonville Junior Varsity team as they placed first out of five teams. Ortonville finished with 80 points, followed by Willmar with 62, Dawson-Boyd with 55.5, Montevideo with 50.5 and Lester Prairie had 49. Ortonville team mem- bers included Isaac Cloos, Keinen Bousquet, Jackson Zemke, Morgan Messmer and Morgan Plathe. In the junior high division, the Or- tonville team of Nathan Roe, Justin Ra- dermacher, Hope Hasslen, Kelsey Mulder, Gina Nelsen and Colt Scofield placed second out of 11 teams. Glencoe-Silver Lake Team 1 won the division with ! 144 points, followed by Ortonville with 94, Willmar with 91 and Glencoe-Silver Lake Team 2 with 90.5. Ortonville had three teams compet- ing in the varsity division. Ortonville Team 1 consisting of Shane Maas, Jonah Thune, Erik Kalberg and Taylor Jensen placed seventh out of 15 teams. Ortonville Team 2 made up of Joe Mathes, Dylan Koch, Kara Helgeson and Courtney Meyer placed I lth with 54 points. Ortonville Team 3 with team members Chris Chitwood, Taylor Jones, Kaity Meyer and Erin Meyer finished 15th with 34 points. Willmar Team 2 won the varsity di- vision with l 15 points. They were fol- lowed by Willmar Team 1 with 91, Lac qui Parle Valley with 86 and Glencoe- Silver Lake Team 1 with 81.5. The next competition for the Or- tonville Knowledge Bowl teams will be on Saturday, Feb 5, at Dawson- Boyd. Arctic Fest to kick off this Winter Carnival festivities will be held Feb. 7-11 at the Ortonville School with various activities going on through out the week. On Monday, Feb. 7, Coronation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. tAdmission will be $ . 1 During the week, there will be dif- ferent dress up days. On Monday it is Disco and Neon Days; Tuesday is Gangsta versus Camo Day; Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday: .Thursday is Pajama Day and Friday is Duct Tape Day. Friday afternoon students will be involved with activities during 6th and 7th hours-including Trojan Runway, Minute to Win It and Trojan Olympics. Senior Winter Carnival Royalty Queen Candidates are: Jessica Valek-daughter of Brian and Donna Valek-(drama and volley- ball). Kelsey Nelson-daughter of Steve and Deb Nelson-(yearbook, junior high softball and volleyball). Samantha Peterson-daughter of Brent and Kathy Peterson-(basket- ball). Melissa Halvorson-daughter of Jimmer and Karen Halvorson-(track). Mallory Adelman-daughter of Missy and Paul Pederson and Keith Adelman (volleyball, gymnastics. track, football cheerleading, Key Club and drama). King Candidates are: David Lee-son of Mike and Tammy Hamson and David and Melanie Lee-(football, track, drama and BPA). Colin Plathe-son of John and Mari Plathe-(BPA, FCA, concert pep and jazz band, contest and ensemble). Taylor Radermacher-son of Bud and LuAnn Radermacher-(baseball). Nathan Gunnink-son of Calvin and Alison Gunnink. Tom Rausch-son of Mike and Lonie Rausch (basketball, track, cross country, BPA, FCA, Key Club, band, choir and robotics). Class attendants are: 7th Grade--Niki Essington- daugh- ter of Brian and Kelly Essington-(vol- leyball). Victor Kellen-son of Iver and Trish Kellen-(hockey and football). 8th grade-Courtney Schellberg- daughter of Heather Schellberg, Chad Schellberg and Jeff Peters-(volley- ball, basketball, softball and gymnas- tics. David Pettyjohn-son of Terry and Joy Pettyjohn-(baseball). Freshmen-Katelyn Berdan-daugh- ter of Glenn and Lisa Berdan-(volley- ball. basketball, cheerleading, FCCLA. BPA, band, choir, drama and Student Council). Isaac Cloos-son of Todd and Candee Cloos-(football, wrestling, baseball, BPA, FCCLA, drama, FCA, band, Knowledge Bowl and robotics). Sophomores-Morgan Messmer- daughter of Chet and Janet Messmer- (basketball, volleyball, track, Awards Association, Knowledge Bowl, drama. Key Club, Student Council, FCA and band). Austin Schoon-son of Randy and Pam Schoon--(basketball, football, golf and FCA). Juniors-Danielle Mastel-daughter of Clark and Kelly Mastel-(Key Club, Prom Committee, volleyball and junior high softball and basketball). Yannic Graf-soh of Gabi and Juergen Graf and host parents Chet and Janet Messmer-(basketball, football and drama). The Winter Carnival dance will be held in the OHS Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 11 following the girls basketball game. The dance will run until midnight. Reminder to check sewer, furnace vents The Big Stone County Sheriff's Office is urging everyone to check sewer and furnace vents on their residences. Due to the recent heavy snow and extremely cold weather, sewer vents and furnace vents are becoming covered or plugged from the freezing vapors they emit. Make sure all such ,,. vents are free and clear of frozen material. When clearing snow and ice from your roof, be extremely careful. Have another person present. Also, if you have elderly neighbors, keep an eye on their vents and assist them in clearing them. If you need assistance with this, contact your local plumber or heating and cooling specialist. Big Stone SWCD to sponsor invasive Sat. in Big Stone Lake Area week workshop The Big Stone Soil and Water Public invited to Broom Ball Tourney Saturday Bundle up in your warmest clothes, long-underwear and boots and head outside to the Ortonville Ice Skating Rink this Saturday, Feb. 5 to watch some fun games of broom-ball. 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 the Broom-Ball Tournament as part of its Articfest promotion this week. Concessions will be served in the warming house. Sloppy Joes, chips, pop, hot chocolate, coffee, and bars will be available, with all proceeds going to the Chamber to promote activities in the Big Stone Lake area. The association has lined up six teams to take part in the co-ed games which begin at l0 a.m. Teams include: Prolmage Partners. Hilltop Video/Haugen Insurance, Big Stone Chiropractic Health Center, Ortonville Independent, Cenex and GoFasters. No checking will be allowed and players will wear boots. A broom- ball will be used and players will use either official broom-ball sticks, or wicker brooms that have the ends cut off and are xrapped in duct taped. In case of inclement weather the tournament will be held in the Ortonville School's elementary gym- nasium. Spectators are encouraged to come watch the games and cheer on the players. The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce "Arctic Fest "will be held Feb. 5-12. Everyone is invited to come and shop Ortonville, Big Stone City, SD and Clinton for "Cool Deals." This is a great opportunity to beat those winter blues. A Broom Ball Tournament will start Arctic Fest off this Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Ortonville ice skating rink at 10 a.m. Come and cheer on the teams and enjoy concessions in the warming house. Six teams will be taking part in this first ever event. A medallion hunt will be a part of Arctic Fest. Clues will be given out be- ginning on Monday, Feb. 7. Try your luck finding the granite medallion hid- den on public land in Ortonville, Big Stone City or Clinton, Clues will be announced on KDIO Radio at 9:05 a.m. each day. If you find the medallion, bring it to the Chamber office to claim your Chamber Bucks. Monday the prize is worth $200, Tuesday $175, Wednesday $150, Thursday $125, and Friday $100. On Tuesday, Feb. 8 it is Movie Night. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. a movie will be shown at the Ortonville Public Library. They will be serving subs and milk. Bring a pillow and enjoy a great movie. Sledding will take place at Central Park on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Bring your own sled. Free hot chocalate will be served courtesy of Java Jules. Kids as well as adults are welcome to enjoy a few hours sledding and having fun in the snow. On Thursday, Feb. 10, lava Jules will be delivering bag lunches to your home or office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the Chamber office to place your oder by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. Choose from turkey and swiss, roast beef and provolone, egg salad or chicken salad sandwiches. This also includes fresh fruit, kettle chips and dessert bar fl)r $10. Proceeds will go to the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber to promote events in the area. Contact the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber at 839-3284. Arctic Fest will wrap up with the 32nd Annual Arctic Open Golf Tour- nament and Dance in Clinton on Satur- day, Feb. 12. Golf on beautiful Lake Eli beginning with the junior tournament at 10 a.m. and adult registration and play beginning at noon. Six holes of play with family or friends make for a great afternoon in Clinton. The dance will be held at the Clinton Memorial building from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fun for young and old. Businesses in the three communities will have specials going on as well throughout the week. Show your sup- port and take in the many events tak- ing place during Arctic Fest. Conservation District is sponsoring and Invasive Weed Workshop for landowners to attend on Thursday, Feb. 24. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lakewood Supper Club. The ask that you call the office before Feb. 14 to pre-register so they have an idea of how many will attend for lunch. There will be several door prizes drawn for registered attendees. There will be several speakers from organizations such as Pheasants Forever, Soil and Water Districts, Dow Agrosciences (maker of chemicals such as Milestone) and NRCS. Topics covered include correctly establishing grassland, maintaining grassland, new invasive weeds, chemical selection for different weeds and grazing as weed control. To register, please call Tammy at 320-839-6149, Ext. 3. A PAIRS ROUTINE skated by Charlie Kienow and Taylor Ronke, both of Watertown, SD, was one of the big hits of the "Arts on Ice" outdoor figure skating show held at the Ortonville Ice Skating Rink Friday. They performed a routine to the music from, "Grease." QUEEN CANDIDATES FOR WINTER CARNIVAL 2011 AT OHS are from left to right, Samantha Peterson, Mallory Adelman, Melissa Halvorson, Jessica Valek and Kelsey Nelson. Coronation ceremonies will be held on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Admission is $1. WINTER CARNIVAL 2011 KING CANDIDATES AT OHS are from left to right Tom Rausch, Colin Plathe, Nathan Gunnink, Taylor Radermacher and David Lee. Winter Carnival festivities will be held Feb. 7-11, end- ing with the Winter Carnival Dance Friday evening, Feb. 11 following the girls basketball game in the Auditorium.