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Local congregations dare to dream again for 8 weeks Members of Abiding Faith Free Lutheran of Ortonville and Elim Free Lutheran of Clinton will be daring to dream again for eight weeks-- to explore what it takes to overcome bar- riers in there challenging days. That's why they'll be working together on a 50-Day Spiritual Adventure called Daring to Dream Again: Overcoming Barriers That Hold You Back. The 50-Day Spiritual Adventure will take place from Sunday, March 2 through April 20. Participants will work daily through Adventure jour- nals, studying scriptures and applying lessons through application exercises. Abiding Faith Free Lutheran and Elim Two readers renewing send us some news. Ruth Rens of La Salle, Colorado, says "sorry we're late with renewal, we were in Texas at the South Padre Islands the month of January. We very much enjoy keep- ing up with my hometown. Enjoy your comments, Jim, in Odds 'n Ends, and the editorials, especially the one "You Worry Me" submitted by Duane Bagaus and Pat Berdan in the Aug. 20th, 2002 issue. Thanks" Elda (Mueller) Hyatt of Naples, Florida, says "running late, but do want you to know I am still enjoying the hometown paper, although most of the names and faces are not famil- iar. Am enjoyingMr. Olson's letters to the editor immensely which I find very timely and on target." " Without a doubt, a great deal of Ortonville's notoriety throughout our Upper Midwest can be attributed to our good friend, city native Bruce Hagevik, long-time newscaster at WCCO radio. What a great plus he is to our Chamber of Commerce...and all for free! Seems like there's never a week goes by but a number of his fellow broadcasters mention "Ortonville...the home of Bruce Hagevik!" For all that .... we love ya, Bruce! Free Lutheran join thousands of con- gregations across North America who will be working on this same topic. All visitors are welcome to join us in the Adventure During the upcoming Adventure, participants will be looking at eight solutions to problems that can keep our dreams from taking flight. To dare to dream again: 1. Let God Heal Your Painful Past 2. Discover God's Present Involvement in Your Life 3. Establish Godly Goals for Your Future 4. Empower Everything You Do for God with Prayer 5. Confront Your Ungodly Prejudices 6. Identify with God's Heart for the World 7. Move with God Beyond Your Comfort Zones 8. Believe That with God All Things Are Possible "I am delighted that Abiding Faith and Elim can be a part of this exciting series," says Pastor David Hinrichs. "In today's world, it's easy for us to watch our spiritual and personal dreams die, and be discouraged. As Christ's representatives, we must dare to dream again, and allow his dreams for us take flight, " Yet more small worlders? One day last week, we made a stop at the City Manager's office in Montevideo, to deliver a gift of a couple cans of Hobo Soup. In gaining entry to the office, we entered the building through the Monte Police Dept. Greeting us at the door was Allyson (Knip) Unzen, formerly of Ortonville. She said to be sure to give her regards to our daughter, Sue. Upon leaving, we called Sue on our cell phone to pass on those regards. As Sue answered the phone, she asked us to guess who was sitting right next to her at the time...none other than Allyson's sister, Jeanette (Knip) Dew. Allyson lives in nearby Lac qui Parle Village. The next day, on our return from the metro area, we stopped for some gas at the Super America station in Litchfield, at about 5 a.m. and no sooner had we stepped out of our car, when we heard a friendly voice say "by golly, you stopped at just the right time, Jim?" It was Dan Toner, who informed us he had just stopped, too, and for some reason his car wouldn't start. He wondered if we couldn't help him with a jump-start. Of course we were happy to oblige. He was heading into the Twin Cities with friend Terry Taylor. More bits of news from renewing readers. Jayne Busch, of Santa Rosa, CA, says "whoops! Nearly late with my renewal..both Owen and I enjoy the paper very much. It's a welcome weekly visitor." And from St. Paul Park, reader Don Lindquist says "enjoy the entire paper...keep up the good work. Also really enjoy the very delicious Hobo Soup!" News today from June and Selmer Simonson, former residents now of Victoria (and Green Valley, AZ. in winter). With renewal, they write: "See you are having some mild weather. Really something to see ice houses floating in open water on Big Stone Lake in January. Fred and Nola Lockwood have spent the past month in this area so we have seen them quite a bit. Justin and Birdie Scholberg stopped to visit on their way to California. Irv and Darlene Mikkelson spend winters here so we see them quite often. Had a delicious lunch at their house last week. Also occasionally see the Jim Strongs. Pat and Mike Carlson's daughter, Erin, is working closely in Tucson and we hope to see her in the near future, Weather in Green Valley is sunny most of the time. Had a nice rain a couple of days ago. Hope all is well with you and yours." Elsewhere this issue, you'll find a most interesting piece submitted by good friend-reader JR Parker of Big Stone City, written by his brother, Vince, now of Stillwater. The article brings back many a memory of ear- lier days in Ortonville. It was published in the Dakota County History publication in July of 2001. Vince talks about "Slim Peters,n, the Ice Man." Most interesting. Thank you Parker boys!! A National Conference for physical therapists was held in Ortonville on soft tissue mobilization. Shown left to right are instructor Yousef Ghandour, PT, MOMT, Andrea White, PTA, Billie Gibson, PTA, John tightfield, PT, Jodi Street, PTA, Paul Treinen, PT, and Steve Mach, PT. Big Stone Therapies host natl. soft tissue mobilization conference Big Stone Therapies hosted a course for physical therapists, occupa- tional therapists, PT/OT assistants and other area therapists last weekend in Ortonville. The two-day course was held on Saturday, Feb. 8th and Sunday, Feb. 9th. The instructor Yousef Ghandour from the Ola Grimsby Institute trav- eled to chilly Ortonville from San Diego, CA. The Ola Grimsby Institute is a professional consortium of physi- cal therapists and physicians, many whom have received national and international acclaim as clinicians and lecturers. Big Stone Therapies was very excited to host this high quality course locally. The course, also offers in St. Louis, MO and San Francisco, CA, emphasized treatment techniques involving soft tissue mobilization. Soft tissue mobilization involves a therapist manually stimulating muscle groups, in combination with the patient moving/contracting these same muscle groups. The conference focused on areas of the spine, arms, and legs. Yousef, originally from the county of Jordan, enjoyed his two day stay to the Ortonville area despite the t8 degree temps. When Ortonville Independent Publisher Jim Kaercher arrived to take the above photo and learned that Yousef had never before visited Minnesota, he made sure Yousef returned home with a can of Hobo soup. Letters to the editor To the Editor: I am so tired of all the negativism, untrue statements and comments from people that don't have all the facts, that I read in your letters to the editor and hear on the streets. The best one of late is that the Mayor told the Governor, he didn't want him to visit Ortonville. How stupid do you have to be to believe that?? Letters from former residents, who never did realize our communities assets, or they would never have left. Out of towners that think a $300 golf membership will bring business to town yet don't think making special rules for a couple of businesses would make somebody think twice before they invested thousands of dollars in a business here. Jim, I think you said it best, WE ARE A TOWN WITH A HEART!! Hundreds of people in this Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers did not dance last Wednesday. Don Nugent from Madison, SD will call Wednesday, Feb. 19. On the lunch committee are Delores Whitehead and Allen and Donna Brandenburger. Upcoming dance will be Feb. 26, Gene Hofmann: Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. II Will be constructing state highway projects in the area. CALL BITUMINOUS PAVING, INC. for asphalt and seal coating services. Free estimates for driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. !-800-827-1637 community, donate thousands of hours for special events, volunteers give of themselves daily in a variety of ways, assisting the elderly, meals on wheels, Senior Center Activities, also church, school and community projects. I am proud of our town and it's many good citizens and volunteers. I think it's time we counted our blessings and took time to appreciate what we have, "A Great Community." I would like to challenge our residents and readers to write some positive letters to the editor about the good in Ortonville & the little talked about people and volunteers, that make our community a very special place to live. Sincerely, Sonny Arndt Ortonville it'sallinside. catalog [,corn Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.92 Soybeans ............................ 5.45 Corn ................................... 2.16 Feb. 18, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.01 Soybeans ........................... 3.93 Corn ................................... 1.68 f TUPPERWARE • Bridal Shower & Registry 1 *In Home Parties (Other locations available) I • Hostess Gift Specials | • Fundraisers - (5o% donated) / "Career Opportunity - .................... I • Lifetime Guarantee lliii!i: • • ::;g; Monthly Specmls  Call 800-939-5105  o 328-839-34N J Ask for Lany :' It's Here? The New JCPenney  Big Book'" Spring & Summer 2003 Catalog The beauty of Spring begins with a breath of fresh air and great-looking styles that will brighten your home and make you shine. Receive a 5 Savings Certificate when you purchase the new Spring & Summer 2003 Catalog for '5. Pick up a copy today at Liebe Drug in  Ortonville, Milbank or Wilmot! Or call 1-800-222-6161 and ask for TA 004-1012 Also available online at JCPenney.com JCPenney Catalog Located in Uebe DrugVariety 146 NW 2rid Street • Ortonville, MN 320-839-6191 Page 2 INDEPENDENT • New Construction • Remodeler • Lot Loans • Second Home • VA Purchase • VA Refinance • Cash-out Refinance • No Down Payment • Debt Consolidation • Purchase • No-Dec Loans • Bruised Credit Loans Call now. take advantage of today's low Jamie Mittelstaedt 1-800-788-4310 Midstate Mortgage - Ortonville - VFW Ladies need items for Afghanistan The Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ortonville are gathering items to be sent to Afghanistan. Some comfort items for the soldiers are as follows: playing cards, dominoes, UNO cards, boxed cards, AA, C and D batteries, paperback books, disposable storage containers, small American Flags, (to hang over their beds), video games, CD's, wet wipes and baby wipes, stationary or paper, magazines. Food items are tuna (in foil packages), homemade baked goods, especially cookies and brownies, snack crackers individually wrapped. Please send the food items in disposable containers that will keep the sand out. Also needed are school supplies as the soldiers are helping the Afghanistan children from age 5-17 years-old to rebuild their schools. Supplies need such as: glue, paint, markers, colored pencils, pens, rulers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, chalk, notebook paper, calculators and spiral notebooks. Drop off sites is the V.F.W. in Ortonviile or Joan Block at 519 Osen Ave., Ortonville. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Custom-Made Matting & Prints Many colors and Call us WEEKEND & EVENING APPOINTMENTS Tues. thru Fri, I0-6, Sat. Ron & Marlyce 232 NW 2nd St. • (formerly The Yardstick) Phone (320) QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique • Mantle 400 Day • Anniversary Striking • Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 a Certified 1" CI0caker - Call After 6 p.m. for llilllll TUBBS SOFT WAT • Drinking Water Systems • Iron Removal Systems • Salt Delivery .Appleton, MN Phone IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll '99 Chew 3500 4x4 - $17,900 Quad Cab, Dually, 454 V8, AT, PW, PL, CD, Power Seats, 58,000  '96 Chew 3/4 Ton 4x4 - $6,995 350 V8, AT PRO RUT Kevin Backstrand MN DLR 22109 Tuesday, Feb. Local congregations dare to dream again for 8 weeks Members of Abiding Faith Free Lutheran of Ortonville and Elim Free Lutheran of Clinton will be daring to dream again for eight weeks-- to explore what it takes to overcome bar- riers in there challenging days. That's why they'll be working together on a 50-Day Spiritual Adventure called Daring to Dream Again: Overcoming Barriers That Hold You Back. The 50-Day Spiritual Adventure will take place from Sunday, March 2 through April 20. Participants will work daily through Adventure jour- nals, studying scriptures and applying lessons through application exercises. Abiding Faith Free Lutheran and Elim Two readers renewing send us some news. Ruth Rens of La Salle, Colorado, says "sorry we're late with renewal, we were in Texas at the South Padre Islands the month of January. We very much enjoy keep- ing up with my hometown. Enjoy your comments, Jim, in Odds 'n Ends, and the editorials, especially the one "You Worry Me" submitted by Duane Bagaus and Pat Berdan in the Aug. 20th, 2002 issue. Thanks" Elda (Mueller) Hyatt of Naples, Florida, says "running late, but do want you to know I am still enjoying the hometown paper, although most of the names and faces are not famil- iar. Am enjoyingMr. Olson's letters to the editor immensely which I find very timely and on target." " Without a doubt, a great deal of Ortonville's notoriety throughout our Upper Midwest can be attributed to our good friend, city native Bruce Hagevik, long-time newscaster at WCCO radio. What a great plus he is to our Chamber of Commerce...and all for free! Seems like there's never a week goes by but a number of his fellow broadcasters mention "Ortonville...the home of Bruce Hagevik!" For all that .... we love ya, Bruce! Free Lutheran join thousands of con- gregations across North America who will be working on this same topic. All visitors are welcome to join us in the Adventure During the upcoming Adventure, participants will be looking at eight solutions to problems that can keep our dreams from taking flight. To dare to dream again: 1. Let God Heal Your Painful Past 2. Discover God's Present Involvement in Your Life 3. Establish Godly Goals for Your Future 4. Empower Everything You Do for God with Prayer 5. Confront Your Ungodly Prejudices 6. Identify with God's Heart for the World 7. Move with God Beyond Your Comfort Zones 8. Believe That with God All Things Are Possible "I am delighted that Abiding Faith and Elim can be a part of this exciting series," says Pastor David Hinrichs. "In today's world, it's easy for us to watch our spiritual and personal dreams die, and be discouraged. As Christ's representatives, we must dare to dream again, and allow his dreams for us take flight, " Yet more small worlders? One day last week, we made a stop at the City Manager's office in Montevideo, to deliver a gift of a couple cans of Hobo Soup. In gaining entry to the office, we entered the building through the Monte Police Dept. Greeting us at the door was Allyson (Knip) Unzen, formerly of Ortonville. She said to be sure to give her regards to our daughter, Sue. Upon leaving, we called Sue on our cell phone to pass on those regards. As Sue answered the phone, she asked us to guess who was sitting right next to her at the time...none other than Allyson's sister, Jeanette (Knip) Dew. Allyson lives in nearby Lac qui Parle Village. The next day, on our return from the metro area, we stopped for some gas at the Super America station in Litchfield, at about 5 a.m. and no sooner had we stepped out of our car, when we heard a friendly voice say "by golly, you stopped at just the right time, Jim?" It was Dan Toner, who informed us he had just stopped, too, and for some reason his car wouldn't start. He wondered if we couldn't help him with a jump-start. Of course we were happy to oblige. He was heading into the Twin Cities with friend Terry Taylor. More bits of news from renewing readers. Jayne Busch, of Santa Rosa, CA, says "whoops! Nearly late with my renewal..both Owen and I enjoy the paper very much. It's a welcome weekly visitor." And from St. Paul Park, reader Don Lindquist says "enjoy the entire paper...keep up the good work. Also really enjoy the very delicious Hobo Soup!" News today from June and Selmer Simonson, former residents now of Victoria (and Green Valley, AZ. in winter). With renewal, they write: "See you are having some mild weather. Really something to see ice houses floating in open water on Big Stone Lake in January. Fred and Nola Lockwood have spent the past month in this area so we have seen them quite a bit. Justin and Birdie Scholberg stopped to visit on their way to California. Irv and Darlene Mikkelson spend winters here so we see them quite often. Had a delicious lunch at their house last week. Also occasionally see the Jim Strongs. Pat and Mike Carlson's daughter, Erin, is working closely in Tucson and we hope to see her in the near future, Weather in Green Valley is sunny most of the time. Had a nice rain a couple of days ago. Hope all is well with you and yours." Elsewhere this issue, you'll find a most interesting piece submitted by good friend-reader JR Parker of Big Stone City, written by his brother, Vince, now of Stillwater. The article brings back many a memory of ear- lier days in Ortonville. It was published in the Dakota County History publication in July of 2001. Vince talks about "Slim Peters,n, the Ice Man." Most interesting. Thank you Parker boys!! A National Conference for physical therapists was held in Ortonville on soft tissue mobilization. Shown left to right are instructor Yousef Ghandour, PT, MOMT, Andrea White, PTA, Billie Gibson, PTA, John tightfield, PT, Jodi Street, PTA, Paul Treinen, PT, and Steve Mach, PT. Big Stone Therapies host natl. soft tissue mobilization conference Big Stone Therapies hosted a course for physical therapists, occupa- tional therapists, PT/OT assistants and other area therapists last weekend in Ortonville. The two-day course was held on Saturday, Feb. 8th and Sunday, Feb. 9th. The instructor Yousef Ghandour from the Ola Grimsby Institute trav- eled to chilly Ortonville from San Diego, CA. The Ola Grimsby Institute is a professional consortium of physi- cal therapists and physicians, many whom have received national and international acclaim as clinicians and lecturers. Big Stone Therapies was very excited to host this high quality course locally. The course, also offers in St. Louis, MO and San Francisco, CA, emphasized treatment techniques involving soft tissue mobilization. Soft tissue mobilization involves a therapist manually stimulating muscle groups, in combination with the patient moving/contracting these same muscle groups. The conference focused on areas of the spine, arms, and legs. Yousef, originally from the county of Jordan, enjoyed his two day stay to the Ortonville area despite the t8 degree temps. When Ortonville Independent Publisher Jim Kaercher arrived to take the above photo and learned that Yousef had never before visited Minnesota, he made sure Yousef returned home with a can of Hobo soup. Letters to the editor To the Editor: I am so tired of all the negativism, untrue statements and comments from people that don't have all the facts, that I read in your letters to the editor and hear on the streets. The best one of late is that the Mayor told the Governor, he didn't want him to visit Ortonville. How stupid do you have to be to believe that?? Letters from former residents, who never did realize our communities assets, or they would never have left. Out of towners that think a $300 golf membership will bring business to town yet don't think making special rules for a couple of businesses would make somebody think twice before they invested thousands of dollars in a business here. Jim, I think you said it best, WE ARE A TOWN WITH A HEART!! Hundreds of people in this Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers did not dance last Wednesday. Don Nugent from Madison, SD will call Wednesday, Feb. 19. On the lunch committee are Delores Whitehead and Allen and Donna Brandenburger. Upcoming dance will be Feb. 26, Gene Hofmann: Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. II Will be constructing state highway projects in the area. CALL BITUMINOUS PAVING, INC. for asphalt and seal coating services. Free estimates for driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. !-800-827-1637 community, donate thousands of hours for special events, volunteers give of themselves daily in a variety of ways, assisting the elderly, meals on wheels, Senior Center Activities, also church, school and community projects. I am proud of our town and it's many good citizens and volunteers. I think it's time we counted our blessings and took time to appreciate what we have, "A Great Community." I would like to challenge our residents and readers to write some positive letters to the editor about the good in Ortonville & the little talked about people and volunteers, that make our community a very special place to live. Sincerely, Sonny Arndt Ortonville it'sallinside. catalog [,corn Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.92 Soybeans ............................ 5.45 Corn ................................... 2.16 Feb. 18, 2002 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.01 Soybeans ........................... 3.93 Corn ................................... 1.68 f TUPPERWARE • Bridal Shower & Registry 1 *In Home Parties (Other locations available) I • Hostess Gift Specials | • Fundraisers - (5o% donated) / "Career Opportunity - .................... I • Lifetime Guarantee lliii!i: • • ::;g; Monthly Specmls  Call 800-939-5105  o 328-839-34N J Ask for Lany :' It's Here? The New JCPenney  Big Book'" Spring & Summer 2003 Catalog The beauty of Spring begins with a breath of fresh air and great-looking styles that will brighten your home and make you shine. Receive a 5 Savings Certificate when you purchase the new Spring & Summer 2003 Catalog for '5. Pick up a copy today at Liebe Drug in  Ortonville, Milbank or Wilmot! Or call 1-800-222-6161 and ask for TA 004-1012 Also available online at JCPenney.com JCPenney Catalog Located in Uebe DrugVariety 146 NW 2rid Street • Ortonville, MN 320-839-6191 Page 2 INDEPENDENT • New Construction • Remodeler • Lot Loans • Second Home • VA Purchase • VA Refinance • Cash-out Refinance • No Down Payment • Debt Consolidation • Purchase • No-Dec Loans • Bruised Credit Loans Call now. take advantage of today's low Jamie Mittelstaedt 1-800-788-4310 Midstate Mortgage - Ortonville - VFW Ladies need items for Afghanistan The Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ortonville are gathering items to be sent to Afghanistan. Some comfort items for the soldiers are as follows: playing cards, dominoes, UNO cards, boxed cards, AA, C and D batteries, paperback books, disposable storage containers, small American Flags, (to hang over their beds), video games, CD's, wet wipes and baby wipes, stationary or paper, magazines. Food items are tuna (in foil packages), homemade baked goods, especially cookies and brownies, snack crackers individually wrapped. Please send the food items in disposable containers that will keep the sand out. Also needed are school supplies as the soldiers are helping the Afghanistan children from age 5-17 years-old to rebuild their schools. Supplies need such as: glue, paint, markers, colored pencils, pens, rulers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, chalk, notebook paper, calculators and spiral notebooks. Drop off sites is the V.F.W. in Ortonviile or Joan Block at 519 Osen Ave., Ortonville. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Custom-Made Matting & Prints Many colors and Call us WEEKEND & EVENING APPOINTMENTS Tues. thru Fri, I0-6, Sat. Ron & Marlyce 232 NW 2nd St. • (formerly The Yardstick) Phone (320) QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique • Mantle 400 Day • Anniversary Striking • Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 a Certified 1" CI0caker - Call After 6 p.m. for llilllll TUBBS SOFT WAT • Drinking Water Systems • Iron Removal Systems • Salt Delivery .Appleton, MN Phone IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll '99 Chew 3500 4x4 - $17,900 Quad Cab, Dually, 454 V8, AT, PW, PL, CD, Power Seats, 58,000  '96 Chew 3/4 Ton 4x4 - $6,995 350 V8, AT PRO RUT Kevin Backstrand MN DLR 22109 Tuesday, Feb.