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Good old days in the Ortonville area f Rosen news LONG TIME CLERK OF COURT for Big Stone County was Ora Mae George. She's shown in this Independent photo holding a certificate she received from the U.S. Dept. of State for her work on passports. Photo was taken perhaps sometime in the 1960s. 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 12, 1992 Clint Schultz Jr. and Judy Drewicke entertained at the Big Stone Lake annual meet- ing last Saturday at the Matador. Pepsi Cola presented Skeezicks a $1,000 to support the organization in Ortonville. Jennifer Harms has been asked to perfbrm the Marimba at this year's MMEA Convention on Feb. 14th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Gwen Bastion, daughter of the Norvin Beachems of Ortonville, has recorded an album. The CFBSL Lawn Chair Drill team took 2nd place in the Novelty division of the King Boreas Grande Day parade at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 2, 1977 Ground was broken Tuesday for the new nursing home construction located east of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Candidates for Snow Queen at the Ortonville school are Holly Cody, Jodi Witte and Corin Ceaser. Princess candi- dates are Jackie Loula, Collette Kaercher and Laurie / Nelson. Rueben and C a,M,, It Schellberg were Hollywood celebrities three days last week -.. as guests of Goodyear. Steel work for all six sto- ries of Milbank Mutual's new addition are now in place. Hasslen Construction is the general contractor. Marcus Becker was fea- tured in the Know Your Merchant series. Mr. and Mrs. Verle Saxton of Beardsley received the Conservation Farmer award. 50 YEARS AGO Feb. 21, 1952 Darlene Peterson of Correll took first place honors in the 4-H Radio speaking contest. A $70,000 fire swept a Big Stone City main street block Monday night. Consumed by the flames were the Lauster Fairway, the Big Stone Headlight owned by Rowland Bergstrom and the Will Reddies billiard parlor. The voters in nine rural school districts will vote on March 5th whether to consoli- date with Independent School District No. 1. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCarty of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Doney of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Powell of Ortonville and a girl DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bissett of Clinton. 70 YEARS AGO Jan. 28, 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Ulrich of Bellingham observed their 50th wedding anniversary recently. An Ortonville youth who once delighted in jumping fences, now leads "U" pole vaulters. The youth is Elton Hess. Sportsmen have organized a Rod and Gun Club. Elmer Edberg was named president, Otto Harris vice president and G.A. Kleinschmidt secretary- . treasurer. They are planning a rabbit hunt. Twenty two young orators to vie here next week in a declamatory contest. This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring - Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2631 By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Andy Karels of Savage spent Jan. 26 weekend at the home of his mother Mrs. Almira Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family attended the Blanks Softball team winter getaway at Ramkota Inn in Watertown, Friday, Jan. 25 till Sunday, Jan. 27. Sunday, Jan. 27 dinner and afternoon guests at the Donny and Kathy Stoipman home were Arwilda Taylor of Bellingham, Joyce Storlien of Madison, Paula Nelson and son Grant of Sioux Falls. Anthony and Alana Rodas of Alexandria spent Jan. 26 weekend at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels. Charles and Susan Woidyla of Pillager are the proud parents of a son Luke Charles born on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002. He weighed seven lbs, seven oz and was 20 inches tall. He is welcomed home by a 1 1/2 year old sister Kylie. Maternal grandparents are Kathy and Donny Stolpman of Rosen, Derald and Pare Carlson of Big Stone City, SD. Paternal grandparents are George and Woidyla of Little Falls. Maternal great grandmothers are Arwilda Taylor of Bellingham and Jenny Carlson of Big Stone City, SD. Luke was born on his great grandmother Jenny Carlson's 81st birthday. Mary Alice daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Larson was baptized at Louisburg Lutheran Church on Sunday evening, Jan. 27, 2002 with her uncle Rev. Brad Larson officiating. Sponsors were Rebecca Larson of Walcott, ND and Jenna Heck of Graceville. Mr. and Mrs. Larson entertained relatives and friends at the church following the baptism in honor of their daughter's baptism. Mrs. Manfred Krakow spent Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at the Marv Big Stone City Ill Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Wednesday Holy Mass was offered Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann and at Northridge. The Mass iniention was Ada Herrmann visited Melvin for Margaret Van Eith. Ballhagen at Beardsley on Sunday, Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30th Jan. 27th. Kathy Oakes and her granddaughter thLarsonof Alexandria spent visited Sally Roggenbuck of o Of]an 25th at the home Northridge. ' fLora and Marie Brown. The week of Jan. 28th was spirit Janell Johnson from Coon Rapids and Julie and David Shultis and grandson Tanner were week-end guests the week-end of Jan. 25th at Lula Hagen's. Arlin and Verna Angerhofer and Harlan and Carolyn Monson visited Judy Giese at her home in Benson, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26th. On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29th Theresa Reinke of Ortonville and Margaret Schake of Bellingham visited Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge. They had lunch in the dinning room. week at the Big Stone School. Each day the students dressed up according to the designated theme of the day. These activities led up to the boys 6th and 7th grade basketball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2nd between Beilingham, Ortonville, Grant-Deuel, Wilmot, and Big Stone, SD. Mrs. Pam Schneck worked with the 8th grade students on oil painting on Tuesday, Jan. 29th and Wednesday, Jan. 30th. Monday, Feb. 4th was pre-school planning day at Big Stone School. Tuesday, Feb. 5th the eight grade Do you have trouble using your telephone? If you have a hearing, speech or mobility impairment, the Telephone Equipment Distribution Program can help. We provide equipment at no cost to eligible Minnesotans that will help you use your phone more easily. Call 1-800-657-3663 or 1-800-657-3513 (TTY) TED. Program@state. mn. us Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Minnesota Department of Human Services LPL's LOG HOME AUCTION ]Rochester, MN St. Cloud, MN Duluth, MN[ Feb. 21st Feb. 22nd Feb. 23rd ] Introducing new product to area. 28 new log home packages to be auctioned. 1 absolute to the highest bidder. May take delivery up to 1 year. Packages include logs, roofing, rafters, windows, doors, trusses, etc. Rex Lee Auctioneers #2742 Distributor for: OLD-TIMER LOG HOMES Call 1-800-766-9474 The Year's Greatest Expo of Interior. Exterior, Patio, Landscape and Home Improvement Products and Services/ Page 12 students will betaking the Minnesota Basic Standard Test in reading. On Thursday they will take the math test. 6:30 Tuesday, Feb. 5th the staff of Big Stone School will play a basketball game with 7th and 8th grade boys in the gym. On Thursday, Jan. 31st Mari|yn Athey took Darlene Barnhardt to Northridge where she played cards and visited with aunt Alma Fredrichsen and friends. For lunch time Darlene's daughter Sandy Rice furnished a birthday cake for family and friends which joined her there. It was a great surprise for Darlene's birthday. Gene,and Gwen Biever were week- end guests of Bill Markve of Dakota Dunes, SD. While there they attended Gene and Gwen's grandson's last at home basketball game at Dakota Valley. They enjoyed the 71 degree weather on the week-end. On Sunday, Jan. 27th Wade and Cindy Van Dover and lamily went to Sioux Falls, SD to share in the baptism of Andrew Richard Thompson, newborn son of Mike and Chris (Binsfeld) Thompson. Thursday night, Jan. 31st Doug and Renee McKinney were dinner guests of James and Debra Hicks. Sunday, January 27th Peter and Pam Steinke visited Bodo and Bea Steinke in Appleton. Charlotte Athey spent Monday and Tuesday in Pierre, SD participating in the meeting of the South Dakota Medical Infrastructure Grant Steering Committee. Charlotte is one of the people from across the state of South Dakota selected to serve on the Steering Committee. The Committee in in the process of designing and writing a program to help make Personal Assistant Services available to people who have all types of disabilities, who need those services to - obtain and/or maintain employment. COUNTRYSIDE PUBLIC '._, HEALTH ; ( HAPPENINGS t.._l "Program of the Month" for FEBRUARY is the WlC PROGRAM WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The WIC Program provides free healthy food and nutrition infor- mation to eligible individuals. Income guidelines are liberal. The Program serves: *Pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women; *Infants; *Children up to the age of 5 For more information, call Countryside Public Health at 1-800_244-6026 or 1-800-657-3291 00INDEPENDENT Meyer home in attended the Justine Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Sunday, Jan. 27 guests at the Mike Graceville in honor( and Zachary's Eugene Strei weekend at the Alexandria and the hospital. Baby bum to Chades' On Jan. 25th, Susan Woid proud parents and 20 inches long named him Luke He is Kylie who is 1 1/2 Maternal and Donny Gerald and Pare City, SD. Paternal George and Ann Falls. Maternal great Arwilda Taylor Jenny Carlson SD. Luke was born Jenny Carlson's Great for Pat 0 Jacob Matthew ', Sunday, Jan. 27 and Matthew Paternal and Patricia Maternal Vernon S, Maternal great O'Neill 2002 ST. CLOUD 14th Annual BOAT, CAMPING & 4 GREAT SHOWS * Boet Show CIm Hunting & Fishing Show - FREE ORTONVILLE HAS CALL FOR AN APPO These homes are located just east of the Ortonville library. These two du have two two units room. They hardwood woodwork, Vermont Ready This quaint house gets its name from the creative floral design on the exterior. It h a two bedroom home with beautiful ceramic tile flooring, nice woodwork, white walls and lots of windows to let in the sunlight, a Vermont fireplace and off-street parking. Ready soon! Flower house is located half a block off main Ortonville Property "Look for the lighthouse symbolizing safe, clean,'affordable Ortonville, MN Jim Larson 61