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! ! old days in the Ortonville area Z I 7 DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent R. MENZEL LUMBER COMPANY was housed in this building in Odessa for many years. The business by the Menzels, later purchased by Virgil Gerber. 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1993 Carnival King and for OHS in 1993 are Millerbernd and )seph Kellen, son of and Floyd Kellen of was the 1,000 baby by Dr. Robert Ross Hospital. He ivered about 70 babies ng. Bethke and Ray gson were the. Day Queen and :lge Residence. Farmers ff)r Parle county in 1992 erry and Rosella ts planning to film MWC fishing on May 22-23rd. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 15, 1978 Phyllis Ohnstad, past 4 years of havc sold a of the business to Loren and Judy Hunt. The Ohnstads have purchased the newly established Foxwood Inn at Appleton. Carol Manock of Wahpeton is the new manager of Ortonville's Gibson Discount Center. This issue of the paper had an article featuring Arthur Schwarze and his hobby of making door mats and car mats. 1977 Conservation farmers in Lac qui Parle County are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schuelke. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Toering of Milbank are the parents of a boy born at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO Mar. 5, 1953 Otter Tail Power Co. will pay $108,930 in taxes to Big Stone County. Ortonville will be in the newly formed 7-75 Baseball league. The Madison basketball team won over the Trojans to wreck their attempt to play in the district tournament. Beverly Hatfield became the bride of Alvin Angerhofer Saturday, Feb. 28th. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Breckenridge of Clinton, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mortland of Bellingham, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Bakeberg of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kelvington of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Freih of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Feb. 16, 1933 Carl Hasslen and son, Robert, Oscar Shoquist and Theodore Nelson returned home after spending three weeks picking fruit near McAllen, Tx. The following were elected officers of the Study Club: Mrs. B.R. Karn, chairman; Mrs. B.A. Hess, vice-chair- man; Hester Clark, secretary and treasurer; and Mesdames E.V. Cliff, Wayne Kelly and W.H. Fletcher, program com- mittee. Ted McAtee, Jane Kollitz and Vivian Sennott were win- ners in the declamation contest Feb. 9 and will represent the high school in the contests that will soon start. /Louisburg tueckrath 'treich was not present Lame was called for $20 at the Bellingham Drawing. Feb. 19th for $40. .Visitors at the home of and Lois Larson Joleen Van Hoorn, of Aberdeen and of St. Cloud. Brent and of Alex were to Sunday evening Lois Larson and Darrin the appreciation party Wollschlager at the on Saturday night. Ig a birthday party for Hoorns 2nd birthday on with his parents Ron and brother Lucas Van Grandparents md Lois Larson, were Larson, Darrin Schake and Miranda in for surgery on and was released at home. Stors at Ron Nelsons rein Dawson and Mel adison. ick and son Daron and ux City, NE spent Friday night at Adeline Rudnicks. Saturday they went to Wahpeton, ND and went to ice hockey. Sunday, on their way home, they were dinner guests at Adeline Rudnicks. Week-cad guests at the Walter Maatz home were Mr. and Mrs. Barry Long of Faribault and Mona Maatz of Maple Grove. They also helped at Trinity's Valentine Dinner on Feb. 9th. Wally and Lois Larson, Darrin Larson, Brent and Michelle Larson and Joleen Van Hoorn, Lucas and Chandler attended the Valentine Ham dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Bellingham on Sunday noon, Feb. 9th. Wally and Lois Larson attended the Activation Ceremony at the Milbank Armory on Wednesday morning along with Joleen, Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn, Ron Sr. and Cheryl Van Hoorn, Danny Van Hoorn and Kerri Haas and boys. Roe Van Hoorn, Jr. will be leaving Friday morning with the Milbank 740th Transportation Co. for Active duty. All were guests for coffee and rolls later at the Roe Sr. and Cheryl Van Hoorn home at Milbank. Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn returned home to spend the evening with Grandpa and Grandma Larson. Due to snow and high winds Feb. I 1 schools let out at 10:30 a.m. Mn/DOT restructured under Lt. Governor Carol Molnau Lt. Governor Carol Molnau, who also serves as transportation commis- sioner, yesterday announced a major restructuring of the state transporta- tion department. Her actions, she said, are intended to help Mn/DOT deliver the construction programs faster, increase management accountability and build a team of employees. "Mn/DOT needs to return to its core business of building and maintaining roads and bridges. The new structure will help the department improve transportation serwces for taxpayers and stretch precious tax dollars fur- ther," she said. "Restructuring Mn/DOT is one of dozens of initia- tives we are implementing to stream- line government operations." The department organization now shows an alignment of six divisions under which all Mn/DOT functions fall. A hierarchy of management groups, involving a complex bureau- cracy, of separate offices, marked the prevmus organization. Some offices, like Passenger Rail, Business and Economic Development and Performance Planning and Measures, have been eliminated. Other offices, like Research and Investment Management, have been combined. Overall, the changes represent a bureaucracy that has been flattened for accountability. Molnau said that the restructuring is going to make it easier for citizens, business and industry groups to work with Mn/DOT and to navigate the department's complex project devel- opment process. She said that by focusing on customers and giving front-line employees resources and accountability, Me/DOT's network of eight district offices will be more effi- cient and effective across the state. "I told the new division directors to streamline management, coordinate similar functions, focus on program delivery and involve our experienced and valuable employees. I'm grateful to all Mn/DOT staff that have offered ideas to improve the departments and to those who participated in recent discussions to reach these important decisions," she said. For more information, including a copy of Mn/DOT's organizational chart, visit the department's Wed site at www.dot.state.mn.us and click on "About Mn/DOT." ( Check out our web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.com ) ONLY $219 Price .-.lid on lloz. Blizzard. Treats only. Price good through Merck t, 1003 See Slne [or lelalla. Registered Trademarks of Amoflcan Dairy Queen Corp, @ Am. D,Q Corp 2003 @ Nestl6 Crunch ill e registered trademark Of Nestl6 Foods Company. used with permtsetorl. SOMETHING DIFFERENT Extension report John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 It seems to me that many of us have done an excellent job of convincing ourselves that paying taxes is a bad thing. In this time of budget deficits we need to carefully consider what should be funded and at what level and in what manner. The article below discusses some reasons why it may be appropriate for us as a society to provide basic services that we can not provide as individuals. If you have an opinion related to this matter, you might want to tell your Legislators what you think. A WORLD WITHOUT TAXES Depending on where you live, how much you earn, and how many deductions you claim when you file your taxes, 20 to 50 cents of every dollar you make goes to pay some kind o(tax. What would you buy if you didn't have to pay those taxes? Many people probably would spend the money on a new house or a new car. Now let's think about what a typical day would be like with this new house and new car. 1) Get up in the morning and try not to use much electricity. Without government regulation, this monopoly service would be much more expensive. Water also would be much more expensive in the cities for the same reason. 2) If you live in a rural area, take a chance on the safety of your well water. Without government agencies regulating agricultural chemicals and waste disposal sites, you might have more medical problems as a result of groundwater pollution. 3) Take about 20 minutes to unlock and relock all the doors on your house and car. With no police, courts, or prisons, you would have to be a lot more careful about crime. 4) Notice how many poor people there are. Without public schools, there would be more uneducated people and it is difficult for the uneducated to gel good jobs. 5) If you live in an urban area, take a minute to adjust your oxygen mask before getting on the highways. Without pollution control regulatio n and enforcement, it could be difficult to breathe some days. 6) Decide what kind of road to take. Most roads would either be dirt lanes or require payment of tolls. 7) Be careful not to get into an accident on the way to work, There would be fewer good doctors because lack of public education would make getting good training very expensive. Also. there would be re'my quacks due to lack of regulation. Doesn't sound good. does it'? And you haven't even gotten to work yet! We need taxes to pay for government services. Society is better off if access to some services (such as education, police, and fire protection) doesn't depend on a person's ability to pay. A good example of this principle is in the field of public health - if we prevent disease in other people, we are less likely to get those diseases ourselves. Clearly we need government services and most of these services are paid for by out taxes. Source; Taxes: Where Does the Money Go'? by Scott Loveridge, Liz Templin, Carole Yoho, and Nancy Lenhart. If you would like a copy of this article it's available at http:llwww.extension.umn.eduldistrib ution/resourcesandtourism/component sl6080a,html, or you can contact your County Extension Director. John Cunningham is a County Extension Director for the University of Minnesota Extension Service serving the West Central District which includes Big Stone County. DATES TO REMEMBER: Feb. I - 21 - 4-tt Fruit Sales. Feb. 21 - 4-tt Fruit orders due at the Extension Office by Noon. Feb. 24 - Deadline to register for Communications Art Contest to be held March 9 at Wheaten Mar. 8 - Tentative dale for Big Stone County 4-tt fruit to arrive Mar. 10- Women's Marketing Program in Willmar Mar. 17 - 4-1t Federation Meeting at CMB Mar. 18 - Deadline to register flr 4-H Judges Training at Alexandria on March 31. to Vice President of Minnwest Bank Ortonville Brandon has been with the bank since May of 2000." He is a loan officer specializing in agricultural and commercial loans. Brandon welcomes the opportunity to serve you and invites you to Stop in or give him a call and he will visit you at your farm or business. MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC MINNWEST BANK GROUP 320"839.2568 . 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 www.minnwest.com BANK PRESIDENT TERRY GERE, at right, congratulates Brandon Finck on his new promotion. leb. 18, 2003  INDEPENDENT p00tge 3b ! ! old days in the Ortonville area Z I 7 DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent R. MENZEL LUMBER COMPANY was housed in this building in Odessa for many years. The business by the Menzels, later purchased by Virgil Gerber. 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1993 Carnival King and for OHS in 1993 are Millerbernd and )seph Kellen, son of and Floyd Kellen of was the 1,000 baby by Dr. Robert Ross Hospital. He ivered about 70 babies ng. Bethke and Ray gson were the. Day Queen and :lge Residence. Farmers ff)r Parle county in 1992 erry and Rosella ts planning to film MWC fishing on May 22-23rd. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 15, 1978 Phyllis Ohnstad, past 4 years of havc sold a of the business to Loren and Judy Hunt. The Ohnstads have purchased the newly established Foxwood Inn at Appleton. Carol Manock of Wahpeton is the new manager of Ortonville's Gibson Discount Center. This issue of the paper had an article featuring Arthur Schwarze and his hobby of making door mats and car mats. 1977 Conservation farmers in Lac qui Parle County are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schuelke. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Toering of Milbank are the parents of a boy born at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO Mar. 5, 1953 Otter Tail Power Co. will pay $108,930 in taxes to Big Stone County. Ortonville will be in the newly formed 7-75 Baseball league. The Madison basketball team won over the Trojans to wreck their attempt to play in the district tournament. Beverly Hatfield became the bride of Alvin Angerhofer Saturday, Feb. 28th. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Breckenridge of Clinton, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mortland of Bellingham, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Bakeberg of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kelvington of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Freih of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Feb. 16, 1933 Carl Hasslen and son, Robert, Oscar Shoquist and Theodore Nelson returned home after spending three weeks picking fruit near McAllen, Tx. The following were elected officers of the Study Club: Mrs. B.R. Karn, chairman; Mrs. B.A. Hess, vice-chair- man; Hester Clark, secretary and treasurer; and Mesdames E.V. Cliff, Wayne Kelly and W.H. Fletcher, program com- mittee. Ted McAtee, Jane Kollitz and Vivian Sennott were win- ners in the declamation contest Feb. 9 and will represent the high school in the contests that will soon start. /Louisburg tueckrath 'treich was not present Lame was called for $20 at the Bellingham Drawing. Feb. 19th for $40. .Visitors at the home of and Lois Larson Joleen Van Hoorn, of Aberdeen and of St. Cloud. Brent and of Alex were to Sunday evening Lois Larson and Darrin the appreciation party Wollschlager at the on Saturday night. Ig a birthday party for Hoorns 2nd birthday on with his parents Ron and brother Lucas Van Grandparents md Lois Larson, were Larson, Darrin Schake and Miranda in for surgery on and was released at home. Stors at Ron Nelsons rein Dawson and Mel adison. ick and son Daron and ux City, NE spent Friday night at Adeline Rudnicks. Saturday they went to Wahpeton, ND and went to ice hockey. Sunday, on their way home, they were dinner guests at Adeline Rudnicks. Week-cad guests at the Walter Maatz home were Mr. and Mrs. Barry Long of Faribault and Mona Maatz of Maple Grove. They also helped at Trinity's Valentine Dinner on Feb. 9th. Wally and Lois Larson, Darrin Larson, Brent and Michelle Larson and Joleen Van Hoorn, Lucas and Chandler attended the Valentine Ham dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Bellingham on Sunday noon, Feb. 9th. Wally and Lois Larson attended the Activation Ceremony at the Milbank Armory on Wednesday morning along with Joleen, Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn, Ron Sr. and Cheryl Van Hoorn, Danny Van Hoorn and Kerri Haas and boys. Roe Van Hoorn, Jr. will be leaving Friday morning with the Milbank 740th Transportation Co. for Active duty. All were guests for coffee and rolls later at the Roe Sr. and Cheryl Van Hoorn home at Milbank. Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn returned home to spend the evening with Grandpa and Grandma Larson. Due to snow and high winds Feb. I 1 schools let out at 10:30 a.m. Mn/DOT restructured under Lt. Governor Carol Molnau Lt. Governor Carol Molnau, who also serves as transportation commis- sioner, yesterday announced a major restructuring of the state transporta- tion department. Her actions, she said, are intended to help Mn/DOT deliver the construction programs faster, increase management accountability and build a team of employees. "Mn/DOT needs to return to its core business of building and maintaining roads and bridges. The new structure will help the department improve transportation serwces for taxpayers and stretch precious tax dollars fur- ther," she said. "Restructuring Mn/DOT is one of dozens of initia- tives we are implementing to stream- line government operations." The department organization now shows an alignment of six divisions under which all Mn/DOT functions fall. A hierarchy of management groups, involving a complex bureau- cracy, of separate offices, marked the prevmus organization. Some offices, like Passenger Rail, Business and Economic Development and Performance Planning and Measures, have been eliminated. Other offices, like Research and Investment Management, have been combined. Overall, the changes represent a bureaucracy that has been flattened for accountability. Molnau said that the restructuring is going to make it easier for citizens, business and industry groups to work with Mn/DOT and to navigate the department's complex project devel- opment process. She said that by focusing on customers and giving front-line employees resources and accountability, Me/DOT's network of eight district offices will be more effi- cient and effective across the state. "I told the new division directors to streamline management, coordinate similar functions, focus on program delivery and involve our experienced and valuable employees. I'm grateful to all Mn/DOT staff that have offered ideas to improve the departments and to those who participated in recent discussions to reach these important decisions," she said. For more information, including a copy of Mn/DOT's organizational chart, visit the department's Wed site at www.dot.state.mn.us and click on "About Mn/DOT." ( Check out our web site at www.ortonviUeindependent.com ) ONLY $219 Price .-.lid on lloz. Blizzard. Treats only. Price good through Merck t, 1003 See Slne [or lelalla. Registered Trademarks of Amoflcan Dairy Queen Corp, @ Am. D,Q Corp 2003 @ Nestl6 Crunch ill e registered trademark Of Nestl6 Foods Company. used with permtsetorl. SOMETHING DIFFERENT Extension report John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 It seems to me that many of us have done an excellent job of convincing ourselves that paying taxes is a bad thing. In this time of budget deficits we need to carefully consider what should be funded and at what level and in what manner. The article below discusses some reasons why it may be appropriate for us as a society to provide basic services that we can not provide as individuals. If you have an opinion related to this matter, you might want to tell your Legislators what you think. A WORLD WITHOUT TAXES Depending on where you live, how much you earn, and how many deductions you claim when you file your taxes, 20 to 50 cents of every dollar you make goes to pay some kind o(tax. What would you buy if you didn't have to pay those taxes? Many people probably would spend the money on a new house or a new car. Now let's think about what a typical day would be like with this new house and new car. 1) Get up in the morning and try not to use much electricity. Without government regulation, this monopoly service would be much more expensive. Water also would be much more expensive in the cities for the same reason. 2) If you live in a rural area, take a chance on the safety of your well water. Without government agencies regulating agricultural chemicals and waste disposal sites, you might have more medical problems as a result of groundwater pollution. 3) Take about 20 minutes to unlock and relock all the doors on your house and car. With no police, courts, or prisons, you would have to be a lot more careful about crime. 4) Notice how many poor people there are. Without public schools, there would be more uneducated people and it is difficult for the uneducated to gel good jobs. 5) If you live in an urban area, take a minute to adjust your oxygen mask before getting on the highways. Without pollution control regulatio n and enforcement, it could be difficult to breathe some days. 6) Decide what kind of road to take. Most roads would either be dirt lanes or require payment of tolls. 7) Be careful not to get into an accident on the way to work, There would be fewer good doctors because lack of public education would make getting good training very expensive. Also. there would be re'my quacks due to lack of regulation. Doesn't sound good. does it'? And you haven't even gotten to work yet! We need taxes to pay for government services. Society is better off if access to some services (such as education, police, and fire protection) doesn't depend on a person's ability to pay. A good example of this principle is in the field of public health - if we prevent disease in other people, we are less likely to get those diseases ourselves. Clearly we need government services and most of these services are paid for by out taxes. Source; Taxes: Where Does the Money Go'? by Scott Loveridge, Liz Templin, Carole Yoho, and Nancy Lenhart. If you would like a copy of this article it's available at http:llwww.extension.umn.eduldistrib ution/resourcesandtourism/component sl6080a,html, or you can contact your County Extension Director. John Cunningham is a County Extension Director for the University of Minnesota Extension Service serving the West Central District which includes Big Stone County. DATES TO REMEMBER: Feb. I - 21 - 4-tt Fruit Sales. Feb. 21 - 4-tt Fruit orders due at the Extension Office by Noon. Feb. 24 - Deadline to register for Communications Art Contest to be held March 9 at Wheaten Mar. 8 - Tentative dale for Big Stone County 4-tt fruit to arrive Mar. 10- Women's Marketing Program in Willmar Mar. 17 - 4-1t Federation Meeting at CMB Mar. 18 - Deadline to register flr 4-H Judges Training at Alexandria on March 31. to Vice President of Minnwest Bank Ortonville Brandon has been with the bank since May of 2000." He is a loan officer specializing in agricultural and commercial loans. Brandon welcomes the opportunity to serve you and invites you to Stop in or give him a call and he will visit you at your farm or business. MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC MINNWEST BANK GROUP 320"839.2568 . 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 www.minnwest.com BANK PRESIDENT TERRY GERE, at right, congratulates Brandon Finck on his new promotion. leb. 18, 2003  INDEPENDENT p00tge 3b