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rds of Yore Sank Ship8 L:O'"-"-"--" THE !NDEPENDEN T Helped Win a War For U. S. v o , Section 2--Pages 1 to 14 Wednesday, Febru,ary 11, 1981 are the snows of asked an Ameri- named Justin Mc- a question first centuries earlier poet Francois .e i as a disguised blessing. At 6 p.m. on Christmas Day, 1776, a bitterly cold blizzard struck the East..General George Wash- ington wrote in his diary: "The wind is northeast and beats in the faces of the men. It will be a terrible night for the soldiers who have no shoos. Some of them have tied old rags around their feet, but I have not heard a man complain." Later that night Washington crossed the Delaware with his shivering army of 2,400 men and slipped into Trenton, N.J. After a long night of Christmas revelry, the Hessian mercen- aries were no match for the ragged Americans. "The Revol- utionary War would not be won for five more years," says National Wildlife, "but the Bat- tle of Trenton was a turning point. Had it not been for the cover of that snowstorm, it might have gone the other way." who died in looked, he would answer. Those big ones, anyway-- in history and Christmas issue Wildlife magazine at those books and with some cold facts the most fearsome, of yester-year: temperature ever U.S., according Wildlife Feder- was minus F., at Prospect on Jan. 23, 1971, snowfall was Rainier Paradise the same That's about an eight-story build- he earliest American down by Na- was in Feb., England pioneer terriblest winter got buried inCbes of white stuff. before the days of the granddaddy of was in March of Chesapeake Bay Permission Given four days, an inches of snow For n,p ,,vp,-u"'r"'"'" A letter of permission from the U.S. Army Corps of En- gineers was received last fall by Minnesota's Dept. of Natural Resources authorizing riprap- ping along the Minnesota River in Lac qui Parle County. Winds gusted per hour, and more than 400 .m New York City ILssenRers were and 200 ships found- ' irie snowstorm came TTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS Age 62 years or older OFF 10% \\; -,.% / r ENTIRE PURCHASE Seidell Named Big Stone OYC Ritchie Seidell, 8th grade stu- dent at Big Stone City School, has been chosen "Outstanding Young Citizen" for the second quarter. This is an ,award for good citizenship, sponsored by the Watertown Elks' Lodge. Points considered are: coop- eration; willingness to work; a positive attitude; and good be- havior in the classroom and out. Ritchie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Seidell of Big Stone City. School Principal is Violet Griepp. Rites Today In St. Paul for. Kaercher 'Tnp' Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. llth, at St. Agnes church, St. Paul, for Mrs. Neil E. Yaeger of St. Paul, a cousin of Im Kaercher, 0rtonville. Miriam Kaercher Yaeger was the last-horn of the Kaercher triplets (all girls) horn in the Ortonville hospital early this century. She is the first of the triplets to succumb. Immediate survivors are her husband and three children, Mary, Leonard, and Marguer- ite/Washburn-McReavey meral Home is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will ap- pear next week. Senior Citizens Meet Here Next Thurs. Ortonville's Senior Citizens will meet next Thursday, Feb. 19, at 12 noon for a pot-luck dinner. There will be entertain- ment and February birthdays will be honored. Names N - Z please bring prizes. All Senior Citizens are wel- come. Mondale Talk Next Tuesday Walter Mondale, who worked more closely with the President of the U.S. during his term than did any vice-president in his- tory, will talk about his vice presidency next Tuesday: Feb. 17, in the Great Hall of Coffman Union at the U of M, Twin Cities. The speech will be free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question and ans- wer session with the audience. Tickets for the speech can be obtained by calling (612) 373- 2653. Moadale is not planning to write a book on his vice presi- dency, and this speech may be his definitive assessment of those four years, according to a member of his Washington staff. Ron Myers Now Based at Pensacola Ron Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Myers of Ortonville, enlisted in the Navy last Oct. 31, 1980. He is an Airman Avia- tion Apprentice, had his boot camp and schooling at Orlando, Fla., graduated from Bootcamp Dec. 31st, and went to school for four weeks at Orlando. HIS home base now is Pensa- cola Naval Air Base in Florida. A 1980 graduate of Ortonville High School, Ron joined the Navy in Octobei', 1980. Area Students On Willmar Dean List Several area students have been named to the Dean's list at Wiilmar Community College for academic Achievements during the Fall quarter, 1980. Included are Kristi Arndt and Hollie Stotesbery, both of Clin- ton; and Jolene Salverson, Or- tonville. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS FOUR GENERATIONS. That's what you see here in a recent 'photo taken at the Hugo Stri home of Ortonville. Left to right, you see Hugo, his granddaughter, Janet Suckow of Appleton, and her father and Hugo's son, Harold Strei of rural Ortonville, holding Janet's young son, James. Wendy Karels Music Students In UMM Contest Last Saturday, Feb. 7th, stu- dents of Wendy Karels compet- ed in the preliminary contest for the Minnesota Music Teach- ers Association at the U of M at Morris. Students who participated were Ginger Raaf in piano and organ, Karen Radermacber, or- gan, and Jeanette Friedrick, piano. : All three of the girls were winners and will now go on to play in the state contest at Normandale College, Blooming- ton, Mar. 7th. Renee Siefeldt was also to play a piano piece, but due to the weather, could not attend. Rites Held For Peg Porkkonen Funeral services for Peg (Mrs. Edmund) Porkkonen of Menahga, former Ortonville resident, were held last Thurs- day, Feb. 5, at Menahga. Mrs. Porkkonen passed away Mon- day, Feb. 2, at Metropolitan Medical Center, Minneapolis. Survivors are her husband, Edmund, who was manager of Farmers Union Oil Co. in Or- tonville from 19 to 1968, and one daughter, Marcia Kawecki, of Anoka. Peg taught school in Bel- lingham from 1958 to 1962 and in Ortonville from 1963 to 1966. DC)WN THROUGH THE AGES, WHEAT HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE MANY THINGS. IT HAS BEEN USED AS A SYMBOL OF DEEP RELIGIOUS CONVICTION, A REPRESENTATION OF LIFE AND A CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FARMING WAY. WHEAT CAN ALSO REPRESENT THE LIFE OF AN INDIVIDUAL. INCLUDED ON A GRANITE MEMORIAL, A SHAFT OF WHEAT CAN PRESERVE A PERSON'S LIFE, WHAT WAS MOST IMPORTANT TO HIM AND HOW HE LIVED. AT RAUSCH BROTHERS, WE'RE SPECIALISTS IN MEMORIAL DESIGN. WE'RE NOT ONLY CRAFTSMEN IN GRANITE, BUT 'IDEA' PEOPLE AS WELL. WITH COUPON [ STOR: USE . .... EFFECTIVE TUESDAYS FOR A MEMORIAL THAT IS A TRIBUTE- NOT JUST A MARKER, REMEMBER RAUSCH BROTHERS. Rausch Bros. Granite Co., Inc. Exclusive Sawyers and Manufacturers of All Designs 1/2 Price Thru February from '29.50 to $105.00 Have News? Just Call Us! If you have any news.., of any magnitude.., which you wish inserted in this newspaper, at any time, just call one of the following correspondents. They will be glad to serve you. Thanks. Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Belllngham .................................. Phone 568-2371 Geneve Comero Big Stone City and Ortonville ................. Phone 862-8329 Luarma Haas, Odessa ....................................... Phone 2732117 Edna WeUnitz, Bellingham .................................. Phone 568-2170 Mrs. Herbert Wiese, Correll ....................................... Phone 273-2209 Mrs. Marie Fitzner, Clinton ....................................... Phone 325-5389 Mrs. Norris Haulms, Beardsley .................................... Phone 265-6928 R2Y Dairy Meet In Sioux Falls Dairy's role in 1981 farm legislation will be in the spot- light at the annual Dairymen's Conference Feb. 12 at Howard Johnson's in Sioux Falls. Lynn Stalbaurn, Washington, D.C., legislative representative for the National Milk Producers Federation, will discuss the politics of dairy legislation on the 1981 farm bill. He expects to have some indication as to whether the in- dustry will get a four-year bill or a modified one-year exten- sion of the current law. Another headliner on the pro- gram is Robert D. Appleman, Extension Dairyman at the U of M, who will talk on pitfalls to avoid when replacing obsolete facilities and using "somatic cell counts" to direct a mastitis control program. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10:15 a.m. ORPHEUM ORTOHVILLJE FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY FEBRUARY 13-15 "PRIVATE BENJAMIN" A very good comedy picture about a young lady who is in the army and upsets the whole routine. "'R'" rating. % IFFICTIVl Fll. 12, 1981 FOR INVFSTMI:NTS OF $10,000.00 OR MORE NO RISK--NO COMMISSIONS *SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST PENALTY FOR EARLY WITHDRAWAL. NORTHWESTERN BANK Of Ortolwille An N filiat of Nor thwest Bancoq:xxatto  Member FOlC 1930- Serving Ortonville for 50 Years- 1980 "WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE" This Week's Rate Is 11.75% Compounded Daily. When Interest Is Added To Certificate [ The Annual Effective Yield Is 12.649%. ,[ IMONIY MARKET INTIFICATlt FOR THE NOT ON $1,000 SMALL SAVER