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I Good old days in the Ortonville area IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO that this photo was taken in Hot Springs, Ark., shortly after the late Independent publisher Lem Kaercher suffered a stroke there. Present publisher Jim Kaercher and wife, Jeanette, on the right, motored there to help Lem drive home. They were accompanied by Jim's long-time friend" Art Anderson, top left. In front of Art is Jim's mother, the late Ruby Kaercher. Photo submitted by Barb (Kaercher) McCarthy. 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 24, 1988 First place winners in the Jaycee Lip-Sync contest were Paige and Shanlee Merklin of Ortonville. $1,250 in script money will be given to Ortonville Easter shoppers. Roger Longhenry was recently promoted to general manager of the Nassau Farmers Elevator. Paul Lourero of Argentina will be staying with the Don Moorhead family until the end of the school year. Tom Schmieg and Lisa Dorry were crowned king and queen of the Winter Carnival. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Angela Nicholson and Randy Seeze of LaBolt, SD and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Rendon of Ortonville. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 15, 1973 Addle Thymian was named the Winter Carnival queen at the Coronation program here last week. Willard Rakow was named the chief of the Odessa Fire f department. Other officers include James Lund, Ed Thole Jr., Clyde Novak, Dennis Redepenning, Floyd Kasel and Ernest Sherod'. E.G. Dalseth of Clinton is 1130 years old today, Feb. 15th. He is a resident of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. David Poel of Milbank and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rodengen of Ortonville. 50 YEARS AGO Feb. 26, 1948 The Ortonville VFW team returned from the state basket- ball tournament with consola- tion honors. The tournament was held in Mankato. The Ortonville basketball team will play the opening game of the sub district tourna- ment against Boyd at the Ortonville auditorium. The annual meeting of the Odessa Shipping Assn. will be held Saturday in the Odessa auditorium. Present officers are C.P. Sitter, president, H.V. Gerber, secretary-treasurer, Fred Bakeberg, trucker, man- ager, and directors, Herman Pansch, Leonai'd Johnson and A.J. Gutzman. Mr. and Mrs. John Witte and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Braun observed their 50th wedding anniversaries in February. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hegge of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. John Spanyers of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Beerling of Big Stone City, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Con Upke of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frickson of Odessa, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE" From the Files of The OrJonville Independent Gordon Isler of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schwarze of Milbank. 70 YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1928 The Odessa Bank re-elect- ed their old officers for 1928. They are C.E Dawald, August Pansch, H.P. Kanne, A.J. Anderson and Victor Shrader. H.H. Reindl was re-elected cashier and Ada Jallo, assistant cashier. The Womens Relief Corps served their 44th annual dinner to members and guests on Wednesday. The annual Industrial Show at the Ortonville armory on March 16 and 17th should be one of the best ever with a dis- play of automobiles and ladies ready to wear. "The Pixies" is the title of the grade school operetta to be given under the direction of Miss Elizabeth Cummens, music director. John O. Sandgren will have a farm auction Feb. 25th on the place known as the "Granite View Farm". This column sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 o e e Hwy. 75 North Ortonville, MN 56278 J Bellingham/Louisburg .... I By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568.2204 Mrs Earl Anderson was not present at the Community Day Drawing Wednesday afternoon when her named was called for $40. On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1 lth, the drawing will be for $60. The Ruth Circle of St. Paul's Lutheran Church met Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5th with members Christi Larson, Lois Larson, Margaret Klefsaas, Clarissa Sorenson, Sandra Hanson, Diane Dybevik, Carol Olson, and Carol Mangel attending. The Bible Study, Luke's Vision: The People of God for February, "Making Good on God' s Promises" was led by Margaret Klefsaas. The business meeting followed, and was conducted by President Carol Olson. Lois Larson was the hostess. Wally, Lois and Joleen Larson, Brent Larson and Lyle Sorenson of , Alexandria, and Brian Koch spent the weekend with Damn Larson and Ryan Krenz at Fargo. On Saturday evening, they all attended the Monster Truck Sportsman Show at the Fargo Dome. Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Wayde Weber, Mary Buchmann, Luella Anderson, and Dorothy Weber visited Laverne Weber at Anoka. Nancy Olson of Red Wing spent the weekend Saturday and Sunday at home. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Boogaard of Watertown, SD were Tuesday dinner guests and afternoon visitors at the Ned Gloege's. Clayton Sorenson came Saturday morning and spent until Sunday morning with his mother, Clarissa Sorenson. Cameron and Corey Sorenson were callers Saturday noon. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schake of Appleton visited Gladys Schake Friday evening at her apartment. Roland and Carol Bergerson of Madison visited Sunday afternoon at the Hubert Redepenning home. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Giese, Hilda NORTHEAST ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 13 years 10l  !:I I It !; [1111 ;f,'l:! q;'ll Seeing patients weekly at the Ortonville Hospital. Call Lori Larson at 1-320-839-2502 for an appointment. WE NOW ACCEPT MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT 16o51 es2-z63o Mallard Pointe Business Park Watertown, SD Terry L Seeman, M.D. Mldml J. Verier, M.D. Lea I!. Kolodydmk, M.D. Brehmer, Edna Kamin and Dorothy Weber attended the Valentine dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday. Erwin and Pearl Pederson, Glenda Reiffenberger, Bob and Marlys Kunde, Rita Karels and MaKaley Schiele were Sunday afternoon coffee guests of Mark and Nancy Kunde. Mr. and Mrs. Ro'nald Larson of Bloomington visited at the Mannie Karels home, and at the Alvin Larson home over the.weekend. John, Kali, Kara, and Jacob Maatz spent Thursday to Saturday at the Walter Maatz home while their parents attended the elevator convention in the Twin Cities. Bill and Minnie Giese visited Orval and Lucille Nelson Sunday afternoon. On Friday afternoon, Hilda Brehmer and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Josephson of Madison attended the funeral of Hilda's aunt, Ruth Loeschke at the Tabor Methodist church in Big Stone. Linda Vant Hull of St. Louis Park spent the weekend with Orval and Lucille Nelson. Last week Friday through Sunday guests at the Lloyd Larsen' s were Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Larsen of Denver, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Butch Larsen of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Becklin of Eagan, and Janice Dale of Minnetonka. They all attended the funeral of their uncle, Clifford Larsen on Saturday. Bart Dale of Plymouth and Brett Dale of Maple Grove visited the Larsens on Saturday, and also attended the funeral of their great-uncle, Clifford Larsen. Weekend visitors at the Melvin Maatz home were Daren Maatz of Willmar, and Dave and Amy Maatz of Maple Grove. Kathleen and Barry Long and Mona Maatz spent the weekend at the Walter Maatz home. Eugene Hanson, Lloyd Larsen, and Robert Rongliea:visited Orval Nelson on Thursdaymoing. ..... Earl and Margaret Schake visited Lyle and Karen Schake at Madison Wednesday evening. Paul and Pam Maatz, Jenna and Jordan of Bemidji were visitors last weekend of Myrtle Maatz. Paul was the soloist at the Clifford Larsen funeral on Saturday. Sunday evening visitors at the Edna Boldenow home in Appleton were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz and Daren. Orville and Martha Schake visited Earl and Margaret Schake Friday night. Kali and Kara Maatz, Kathleen Long and Mona Maatz, and Ruth Maatz were Saturday visitors of Myrtle Maatz. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Larsen visited the Clifford Bullocks in Wheaton on Saturday. Lowell and Maxine Boehnke visited at the Woodrow Manel home on Monday evening. Earl and Margaret Schake, and Venus Anderson and Scan attended the Valentine's Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday. Lloyd and Vicki Larsen visited Lawrence and Edith Thomson Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trygestad attended the Valentine dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church (Walter) on Sunday. Wednesday, Feb. 3 supper guests at the Preston Mork home were Mrs. Inga Blahosky, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Mangel, Phyllis Flaskey, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Trygestad and Blake, Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mork, Alexander, Micah, Isaac, and Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trygestad. Last Monday guests of Charles and Fran Trygestad was grandson, Blake Preston Trygestad and Bill Giese. A week ago, Gary and Mary Roiland were snowmobiling with the Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club of Area news digest MONTEVIDEO-The Minnesota Timberwolves dance team variety of different outfits for all of their game individual outfits require a lot of sewing. There are three Montevideo who do just that. Sharon Swenson, Mary Dee Dee Kompelien work together to sew uniforms for including the Timberwolves. "Last year we made four them," said Swenson, co-owner of Dance USA, the sewing business all three women own and operate. They the opportunity to sew some uniforms for the Timberwolves by their dance coach at the time Mary Sansevere. "A lot give them uniforms and we were just making their uniforms," said Swenson. MILBANK, SD-Thirteen students who live in other school attend Milbank School next year under the new open The Milbank Board of Education approved applications students at its regular meeting on Monday. Six were a board's January meeting. To date, area school districts that they have accepted six students from the Milbank number is expected to increase slightly, however, since their education will also be acting on any applications at their meetings. In the final count, the actual change in result of open enrollment will be minimal, according Heinert, Superintendent of Schools. The applications include only one new family attending school at Milbank. had previously attended school in Milbank under tuition  agreements. Those leaving the Milbank School District schools have also attended those schools previously. districts involved in the open enrollment transfers Shore, Grant-Deuel, Big Stone and Wilmot. HOLLOWAY-In the past 12 months, the Holloway Rod Club has donated $29,303 within Swift County, communities of Holloway, Appleton and Danvers. The generated by their charitable gambling at Shooter's Bar Paddle Bar and Lounge and the Holloway Hideout. DAWSON-Usually the Winterfest Medallion is found by one people who search for the painted, wooden disc worth Winterfest, the medallion prize in bonus bucks will have to about 25 ways. The medallion for Winterfest 1998 was students in Bob Darkow's construction class Thursday student's noon hour. They found the medallion at the east at the Prestholdt Fields. The medallion was taped to the Darkow said the group had been following the clues and came up such as a warning track, play ball, where gnomeS: play and the beer name advertised on the sign. The have some sort of pizza party with the winnings. Appleton at Grand Rapids. Jared stayed with Mary ' s sister and husband, Pat and Tom Broman at Spicer. Last Sunday evening, Alan and Ruth Hansen and Alice Hansen went to Montevideo and helped Jean Wiegers celebrate her birthday. Tuesday afternoon, Donna and Dave Kashmark visited Alvin and Marius Jensen. Chad Fink of St. Cloud spent the weekend at home. Gordon and Joyce Letrud attended the funeral of Helen Kohls at the Madison Lutheran Home Chapel on Saturday. Leida Lurid of Olenooe spent the weekend at home. Wednesday afternoon, Ruth Hansen visited Val Tofte at Madison. The Faith Circle met at the church on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5th with seven members attending. Laura Kittelson and Fran Trygestad were the hostesses, and Ruth Hansen led the Bible Study. Katheryn Wiese of California came Thursday evening. She and Dennis Wiese of Golden Valley were here to attend the funeral of their aunt, Helen Kohls at the Madison Lutheran Home Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 7th. Coming St. Theresa's Circle of; be sponsoring a Sunday, Feb. 22nd a.m. to 1:30 p.m. AdultS years $2, 6 & Under free. Drain Tile System - No Digging Up Over 30 Years of Basement 1.800-348.6 or; BI Business BB Fiduciaries iB Farms BB Partnerships BB Corporations BB Non-profit 208 NW 2nd St. * Ortonville * Heard about RAPID REFUND electronic G'T00 Ortonville High School Auditorium Five Decades of Rock "n" Roll Gold MONDAY, 8:00 P.M. 23, 1998 ADMISSION Adults $3.00 Students S2.00 Page 6 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb.