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Card shower set for M. Matheson's 90th A card shower has been set in honor of Monte Matheson's 90th birthday on Feb. 7. Cards can be sent to him at 613 Park Ave., Ortonville, MN 56278. M State announces President's List Drew Johnson of Ortonville has been named to the President's List for the 2010 fall semester at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. To earn this scholastic achievement, a student must complete 12 or more credits for the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. The highest attainable average is a 4.0. JOIN US FOR THE Art of Marriage WORKSHOP Friday, Feb. 1 1 7:00-9:30 PM and Saturday, Feb. 12 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Milbank Community Center West Hx,. 12 Milbank, SD Cost: $50 per couple Register online at For more information, call Patrick Buttke at 605-949-0987. Spice up your relationship for those dating or married! WIC voucher pickup for Feb. Feb. 1 at Countryside Public Health Office, Ortonville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Multi Media Room, Madison from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at Countryside Public Health Office, Montevideo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MSUM announces fall Dean's List The following students have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean's list in recognition of academic achievement fall semester 2010. Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor. Named to the Dean's List were: Ortonville-Chelsea Adelman, Psychology; Dustin Beachem, Health Services Administration; Erin Eustice, Elementary Inclusive Education; Cory Stattelman, Business Administration; and Lindsey Thymian, Business Administration. Odessa-Randy Larson, Accounting and MacKenzie Moen, Pre-Social Work. Bellingham-Tabitha Henrich, Athletic Training, Exercise Science and McKenzie Henrich, Undeclared. Clinton-Dana Maher, Psychology; Marcus Moberg,Exercise Science; and Mishayla Schreifels, Music Education. Graceville-Kerrie Berg, Social Work; Thomas Drewicke, Film Studies; Sarah Hoppe, Elementary Education; Andrew Jipson, Physical Education; Mallory McNally, Business Administration; and Matthew Powlish ,Accounting. KDIO Temps Hi Low Jan. 23 16 -18 Jan. 24 30 5 Jan. 25 19 3 Jan. 26 28 12 Jan. 27 32 19 Jan. 28 37 19 Jan. 29 26 3 STI announces fall President's List Southeast Technical Institute of Sioux Falls, SD has announced their Fall 2010 Semester President's List. In order to be eligible for the President's List students must be full- time and have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester. Named to the list was Rachel Gruenwald of Ortonville-Health Information Services. Arbor Day Fdn. to give trees Here's an ideal way to get into the mood for spring planting: Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees to plant when the weather turns warm. Every person from Minnesota who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February 2011 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees. "Planting Colorado blue spruce trees will add beauty to your land- scape in Minnesota with their blue- green hue and distinctive shape," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "These trees will also add to the proud heritage of Minnesota's 104 Tree City USA communities. For more than 30 years, Tree City USA has sup- ported community forestry across Minnesota, and planting these beauti- ful trees will add to this important tree-planting tradition." The 10 free Colorado blue spruce n:ees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America cam- paign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The six to 12 inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to the Foundation's colorful bimonthly pub- lication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 28, 2011, or go to FLq00)ODS ARE LIKE HIGHWAYS. THEY RUN THROUGH ALL 50 STATES. Floods are America's most common natural disaster, so everyone is at risk. In fact, 1 in 4 flood claims are filed in low-to-moderate risk areas. NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM Don't risk your home. Call me for flood insurance today. Tom Oakes, agent Tom Oakes Agency 40 NW 2nd Street, Ortonville, MN Phone 320-839-2118 or Cell 320-815-6417 New granddaughter arrives for Karels Myrah Jean Karels was born Dec. 15 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND to Eric and Amy Karels of Barnesville. Myrah weighed six pounds eight ounces and was 18 and a half inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother Mikel. Grandparents are Gloria and Bob Sackman of Fargo, ND and Francis and Carol Karels of Ortonville. (ADV) Area news digest BENSON-Country music recording artist Michelle Murray performed during benefit for Elizabeth Giese, 35, who is battling a rare kidney disease. Giese was diagnosed with focal segmental glomernloscer, which attacks the kidney's filtering system and gradually causes kidney failure. Murray heard about Giese's illness through Giese's cousin, Amy Jobgen, who works for "Sports Life," magazine which featured Murray in a story and an advertisement. Giese's benefit was held at McKinney's in Benson. APPLETON-Former high school standout Stan Skjei, a 1961 graduate, was recently elected into the West Central Tribune Hall of Fame. Skjei was a four- sport athlete who was named All-state in both football and basketball. After graduating high school, Skjei played corner back for the Minnesota Gophers, and went on to coach both football and basketball at Bloomington Jefferson High School. TRACY-Susie (Syverson) DeRouchey, a 1999 graduate from Tracy Area High School, received a Terry Award from NFL great and football analyst Terry Bradshaw during a Fox NFL broadcast early in January. DeRouchey, a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader, and her horse Warpaint received the award for leading the team onto the field before every home game this last season. FAIRFAX-The trial of Matthew Thomas Fahey, 25, of Marshall, who was indicted by the grand jury on four counts for alleged abduction and sexual assault on May 4, 2010, of a 14-year-old Fairfax juvenile, began late Monday afternoon in Olivia. The charges, including: Criminal Predatory Conduct; Kidnapping-To Facilitate Felony or Flight: Criminal Sexual Conduct; 1st Degree-Fear Great Bodily Harm; and Criminal Sexual Conduct-lst Degree- Use Force/Coerce, were reviewed, along with the story of the incident, by rosecutor Glen Jacobsen. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 The Homerite residents feasted on chili on Friday night, Jan. 21. Lucille Thompson celebrated her 61st wedding anniversary. She visited her husband at Northridge. Kathy Gilsdorf attended Bowl of Love at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday morning, Jan. 20. They had a business meeting, recycled cards for shut-ins, attended Mass, and had a potluck. Vi Hansen, Sue Hanratty, Dick and Rita Verheul, and Don and Carolyn Verheul went together to attend the funeral of William Giessinger on Friday, Jan. 21 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Vi's grandchildren Joshua and Jordon Giessinger and their dad Jack Giessinger came for the funeral from Colorado. Dick and Rita Verheul hosted a dinner on Sunday night, Jan. 23 for Vi Hansen, Sue Hanratty, Don and Carolyn Verheul, Kevin and Nikki Cooper and children Derrick and Kirsten, and Todd and Sara Verheul and son Mark. Roman, Nick, Brandon, Racole, Sydney, and Jett Karels entered the Extravaganza Fishing Contest on Gull Lake at Brainerd on Jan. 22. They enjoyed the day despite the cold weather. .. - ,, --, :  : .'.:- =,  :17 Carol Knoll's sister Mario=,Jost from Wisconsin has been visiting Gary and Carol Knoll. She has been staying at her mother Jerri Van Hout's; while Jerri and Chuck Van Hout and Phyllis Schluter are in Arizona. David and Janet Weber went to the Matador Saturday night, Jan. 22 to celebrate Linda Sis's birthday. Matt Lamb's parents from Canada were here to visit Matt and Laura Lamb and girls. They came to celebrate Sophia's second birthday. Matt's parents left Monday, Jan. 24. On Saturday, Jan. 22 Trudy Broman of Wayzata came to get Twyla Hinneberg to take her to Renville for a birthday party for Twyla's sister-in-law Florence Hinneberg. Florence's daughter Marilyn from Arizona and Florence's nieces and nephews were there at the party. Trudy brought Twyla home on Saturday. Trudy returned home to Wayzata on Sunday, Jan. 23. Jim and Bonna Rasset went to see their granddaughter Brenna Giese play basketball at Ortonville on Tuesday evening, Jan. 25. They won the game. Lolly Walker went to her Day of Love sewing club on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at First English Lutheran church. Because of the weather Day of Love was cancelled the past two weeks. St. John's religious education students will be doing their annual tradition of making Valentines for the residents of Northridge. Students get to use various craft supplies to decorate these cards. This will be done Sunday, eb 6 dqrg qee and_rolls afterMas.  =-;: i  : : : The students afSt. John's are also participating ir a Penny Wars fund raiser this month in effort to raise money for Operation Rice Bowl to fight hunger. The students have one more week to submit donations. They have raised over $200 so far. It seems to be a close race; because no one team is staying in first place. Next week the winners will be announced and they get a bowling party. Tom Karels of Odessa stopped in to visit Delores Karels and other relatives at Northridge on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Gen Adelman spent Saturday eve, Jan. 8 and overnight at her daughter Mari and John Plathe's of Bellingham. Sunday, Jan. 9 Gen spent overnight at her daughter Shirley and Phi Larson's of Apple Valley. Gen was also a visitor at her daughter Victoria Adelman's of Rosemount on Jan. 10. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11, 12, and 13 Gen was a visitor at her son Duane and Judi Adelman's of Burnsville. Gen spent Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th at her daughter Shirley and Phi Larson's of Apple Valley. Gen was at her daughter Rosalie and Tom Gray's of Oak Grove from Saturday, Jan. 15 through Jan. 23. Gen also watched her grandson Alex play in the St. Francis High School jazz band concert. On Sunday, Jan. 23 through Jan. 26 Gen was a visitor at her daughter Marg and Mike Knudson's of Montevideo. Marg brought Gen home Wednesday night Jan. 26 and Marg returned to her home in Monty on Thursday, Jan. 27. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, Jan. 21 were Mel Ehlert and Clara Zeek. They had a very enjoyable afternoon. Progress in research offers hope for Minnesotans with MS Researchers appear to be making great strides in finding ways to repair damage to the nervous system caused by neurological diseases such as multi- ple sclerosis. The University of Cam- bridge is one institution where scientists have found a molecule that can stimulate repair of the nervous sys- tem in rodents. The research is co- funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Anna Kucera, senior marketing manager with the Society's Minnesota Chapter, says progress is being made. "There's never been a more exciting time in the field of MS research than today. And research like this - discov- ering a new molecule that's involved in nervous system repair - is a step in the right direction." MS occurs when the body mistak- enly attacks the fatty substance that surrounds and protects nerve fibers in the central nervous system. This causes a disruption in the flow of information along the nerves, leading to chronic, unpredictable symptoms that range from numbness and tingling to blind- ness and paralysis. MS affects more than 400,000 Americans, including more than 10,000 in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, with someone newly diagnosed every hour in the United States. Kucera says that MS is not directly inherited, but research indicates there may be genetic and environmental fac- tors that make some individuals more susceptible - including Minnesotans and residents of other northern states. "The risk of being diagnosed with MS is generally higher in the northern latitudes, such as northern Europe, North America and Russia, and it's least observed in the tropical and sub- tropical regions. The reason for this higher incidence is still being studied." Information about the study is on- line at It will be published in an upcoming edi- tion of "Nature Neuroscience" maga- zine. The National Multiple Sclerosis So- ciety funds research to help alleviate the symptoms of MS to improve qual- ity of life, as well as offering informa- tion, support and services to people living with the disease and their fami- lies. RCTC names Fall Dean's List Rochester Community and Technical College has announced its Fall Semester Dean's list. The following students have achieved a grade point average between 3.0 and 4.0 for courses completed in the fall semester ending this past December. RCTC congratulates these individuals who reside in your community for their outstanding academic performance. Rochester Community and Technical College serves over 8,200 students a year in diploma and degree programs. Named to the Dean's List is Jessi Muilenburg of Be!lingham. LATI announces Honor Roll Deb Shephard,President of Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD, announces the current honor roll. A minimum grade point average of 3.25 and full-time status is required of LATI honor students. Named to the list were Ashley Koch of Ortonville, Medical Assisting; Andrew Maas of Ortonville Agriculture; Shawna Sparby of Big Stone City, SD, Dental Assisting; and Missica Ruby of Milbank, SD, Medical Lab Technician. HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 PerLb. Round Roast or Steak $2.69 Per Lb. T-BONE STEAK $7.99 10-t Lb. Pkgs. - Per Lb. 90% Lean Ground Beef LOWEST PRICES ON MEAT & BUTCHERING IN THE AREAl Per Lb DELl TURKEY $3.99 Per Lb. Assorted Pork Chops $1.99 WiRCer i'b a S O STEAK $4.69 Locally Grown Beef o Per Lb. ,r, 4 ,n, =,-- Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb. QUARTERS & SIDES ..... loVD HALF A HOG ..................... 89 p,, Emergency Call Dale at 320-808-1871/605-938-4389. Custom Butchering M-W-F Tuesday, Feb. 1,2011 INDEPENDENT Page 3 4 , L b '