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in nu! area o REMEMBER THE WINTER OF 1968-69? If so, then you'll readily recall this Independent photo, showing a stuck Milwaukee train just west of Big Stone City, Standing atop the high snowbank at left is Jim Strege, Ortonville. Snowfall for that year came to just under 100 inches. FOR THE WEEK OF Feb. 22, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 20, 2001 Winter Carnival Royalty were crowned last Monday, Feb. 12. King is Adam Rademacher and queen Cassie Torge'rson. Underclass prince and princess were Matt Grabow and Heidi Hansen. After steamrolling over Hancock's Owls Tuesday, Ortonville's own boys basketball squad finished the week by handing the Bulldogs of Milbank, SD their second loss of the season from OHS. The Trojans are undefeated 20-0. Ortonville High School's music department will present its annual Pops Concert on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Rausch Brothers, a long-time South Dakota company based in Big Stone City, has opened a new branch in Sioux Falls. Since 1932, Rausch Brothers has kept its home in Milbank and has grown to 70 sales representatives. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 19, 1986 The Arctic Open golf tourna- ment on Clinton's Lake Eli last Sunday was won again by Don Becker of Ortonville while Mark Torgerson of Morris was runnerup in the men's division. Joyce Letrud of Louisburg won the women's division and Pare Ballhagen, Clinton, was runnerup. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Benck, Ortonville; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Scott McWilliams, Big Stone City; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sykora, Ortonville; and a girl to John Roeder, Ortonville. The outstanding 4-H Conservation Award for an individ- ual in the Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District for 1985 was presented to Pare Swenson, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swenson, rural Chokio. An estimated 800 people showed up for the 1986 Homemakers' School in the Ortonville Armory last Thursday. It was the third well attended school, sponsored by the Ortonville Independent and area merchants. 50 YEARS AGO Feb. 23, 1961 Low interest loans have been extended to farmers to help with I Big By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Jerri Van Hout went with her sister Phyllis Schluter and Phyllis's son Richard went to Phyllis's daughter Kathy's birthday party in the cities on Saturday, Feb. 12. They came home again on Sunday, Feb. 13. Rod and Vicky Torgerson visited Rod's mother Ruth Torgerson. Kris Krause of Minneapolis visited Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Saturday, HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 10-1 Lb Pkgs.- Per Lb 90% Lean Ground Beef Old Fashioned. Per Lb, Steaks, Roasts, HamburgerPork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Whole - Per Lb. FRYER CHICKEN ........... $1.29 Seasoned - Per Lb. PoRK SAusAGE ......... $1.99 Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. d'~ -'11 4"k~=. Localty Grown Pork - Per Lb. QUARTERS & SIDES ..... HALF A HOG ..................... 89 Per Lb. , , oEU .Au ............................................................................... $2.99 From the files of the Ortonviile Independent their operating costs. A Baking and Freezing School will be held March 1 at Schoen's Furniture. Joan Crawford will be the speaker. Dr. William J. Stewart, Chiropractor, has opened offices in Ortonville in the space formerly occupied by Dr. James Hiebert at 217 Madison. Cashtown Cafe was sold by Mrs. Alice Davis to Emmett Tobin of Ortonville. Word was received that Harvey Pflueger of Santa Clara, CA quali- fied for a membership of the President's Club. 70 YEARS AGO Feb. 20, 1941 Mrs. Roy Steinen was re-elected chairman of the Big Stone County chapter of the American Red Cross at its annual meeting held last Friday in Everson's Blue Key room. Other officers for the upcoming year are Mrs. Charles Evans. Graceville, vice chairman; Miss Nina Nelson, secretary; and H.W. Koelitz, treasurer. Raymond Rand, who lives near Ortonville, was announced last week as one of the 10 winners of the opportunity to take the first CAA flight training course at the Morris Municipal Airport. The 87 members of Company "L" and their officers will entrain Tuesday morning for Camp Claiborne down in Louisiana. A special train will leave Ortonville at 8:20 a.m. and will go straight through with stops only in Chicago and St. Louis. The Kegler's Klub bowling alleys will be the scene of the Bantam Corn handicap singles classic, sponsored by Frank Douthitt of the Big Stone Canning Company, to be played on two suc- cessive Saturdays and Sundays, March 1 and 2 and March 8 and 9. f This column sponsored in part by l % Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring -- Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2631 Feb. 12. Sue Goldsmith of Sioux Falls visited with Vern and Goldsmith both Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12 and Sunday afternoon, Feb. 13. On Sunday, Feb. 13 Kris Krause of Minneapolis; Dennis, Ryan and Brian Krause; Amanda Summers; Pat Delgehausen; and Kayla Tillma visited Vern and Gert Goldsmith. They all enjoyed a good carry-in dinner that they all brought to Vern and Gert's. Trudy Martig and Marion Larsen went to the cities on Friday evening, Feb. 11. They stayed overnight at Jared Martig's of Hutchinson on Friday. They went to Kevin and Lori Bogenrief's in Chanhassen on Saturday, Feb. 12 for Brenna's birthday. Trudy and Marion came home on Monday, Feb. 14. Doris Scoblic and her family went to the pancake supper at Tabor United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 12. Faye Athey went to Brookings to visit her son Kurt the weekend of Feb. 11. On Friday, Feb. 11 Delores Bengtson and Bonnie Swezey went to the Milbank Hospital to visit Marion Goetsch. On Saturday, Feb. 12 Marlys Strei and Delores Bengtson went to the pancake supper at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone. On Sunday. Feb. 13 Sharon Wieber and Stephanie Opus had dinner and spent the afternoon with Delores Bentson. Feb. 10 Bob and Peggy Dunston helped celebrate Barb and Arlyn Loeschke and Roger and Louise Lindholm's wedding anniversaries. They were both married on Feb. 14, 30 years ago. They had a dinner at Sodak restaurant. Also attending were Roger and Ann Frevert and Joyce and Dewayne Jensen. On Feb. 11 they all attended the pancake dinner at the Methodist Church in Big Stone. J By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher returned home on Thursday, Feb. 10 from a two week vacation in North Port, FL and visiting at the home of her brother and family. They spent Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the home of their daughter Mr. and Mrs. Paul Redepenning and family in Farmington. Lester and Lawrence went to Sioux Falls on Friday, Feb. 1 t and brought their brother Mike back to Northridge, he had been hospitalized at Sanford Hospital for a week. Everyone is enjoying the weather with temps in the 30's for several days and good to see snow banks going down. Folks enjoyed going to the Valentine Day ham dinner at the Walter Lutheran Church on Sunday, Feb. 13 and also a Valentine card party and pot luck supper at St. James Church hall in Nassau on Sunday afternoon. Lexi Adelman of Ortonville spent Saturday evening until Sunday, Feb. 13 at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman. Mrs. Robert Kunde was not present at the drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, Feb. 16, so next weeks drawing will be for $40. Kay Karels and Rick and Mike Pribbenow visited Stan Koecheritz at the hospital in Willmar on Sunday afternoon Feb. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher spent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11 visiting at the Jeff Rademacher home in Selby, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited with his aunt Blanche Twist at Northridge in Ortonville on Sunday, Feb. Mrs. Bert Mothres and girls of Maple Grove spent Friday, Feb. 11 until Sunday at the home of her mother Mrs. Julie Henrich. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henrich of Ortonville were Saturday, Feb. 12 forenoon visitors. Saturday supper and evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tim Henrich and family, Travis Radermacher, Mr. and Mrs. Jan Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Val Rademacher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrich of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Henrich and family of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Rademacher and family of Sioux. They helped their mother observe her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher were Sunday, Feb. 13 visitors at the Albert Folk home in Milbank. Nineteen senior citizens enjoyed a pot luck dinner at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, Feb. 15. After the Pledge of Allegiance and table prayer happy birthday was sung to Julie Henrich having a birthday Tuesday. The afternoon was spent visiting, cards and bingo. March 15 will be the next pot luck and seniors in this area are welcome to attend. St. Anthony and Monica Catholic United Financial Council met at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday evening Feb. 15 with nine members present. President Tom Pillatzki opened meeting with prayer and noted the change of name Catholic Aid to Catholic United Financial as of Jan. i, 2011. Secretary and treasurers reports were read and accepted. Correspondence was read. Plans for brunch, we will serve Feb. 27 were made and date for hosting bingo at Northridge in March. Adelaide Kirchberg read letter of changes in the ministree program and chairpersons. Fund raisers for members was discussed and cards to be sent to members in hospital. There being no further business meeting was adjourned and closed with prayer. Marge Lindhoim Secretary/Treasurer The Ortonville Study Club met at the Matador on Wednesday, Feb. 16 with 15 members and one guest present. Hostesses were Virginia Bunting and Carol Newman as we gathered around beautiful Valentine d6cor on our table for a delicious luncheon. We were welcomed by President Nola Lockwood with witty quotes about "winter." Following the luncheon, program leader Maureen Moe introduced her program guest, Edie Barron, who is one of our newer residents and moved here from California. She shared how she decided to choose Ortonville as her home and found a wonderful home to buy with a fantastic view overlooking the lake below. She expressed much appreciation for the friendly welcome in our community and discovered many of her family roots in the area around here. Our next luncheon will be Nov. 17 with Darlene Mikkelson and Donna Hoel as our hostesses. Our program leader will be Virginia Bunt;ng.. The Minnesota Department of Nat- ural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments through March 31 on a pro- posal to make permanent a number of temporary hunting rules that have been in place for at least one hunting season. The proposals cover a variety of areas pertaining to registration of g.ame, hunter selection, and descrip- tions of various hunting area bound- aries such as goose zones and deer area boundaries. "Hunters have been pursuing game under many of these rules for the past several seasons," said Jason Abraham, DNR season setting specialist. "One new rule would establish a deadline for the purchase of bear licenses by hunters who were successful in the bear license lottery." A copy of the proposed rules will be published in the Feb. 14 State Register and online. A copy of the proposed rules is also available on the DNR web- site. Many of the rule changes were a re- sult of efforts to streamline regulations, reduce paperwork and modify zone boundaries to better match habitat con- ditions. The rules are summarized below: Make a minor modification to the Lac qui Parle Controlled Hunting Zone boundary. Provide for registration of multi- ple deer in intensive and managed deer areas and allow deer registration by telephone. Restrict registration of antlerless deer in youth-only antlerless deer areas. Modify licensing procedures for bear hunting. Modify elk zone boundaries and establish a separate license drawing for landowners. Amend registration block bound- aries. Modify otter zone boundaries and fur registration procedures. Modify turkey permit procedures. Repeal obsolete goose zone boundaries and establish the boundary of a migratory waterfowl feeding and resting area on Upper Twin Lake in Freeborn County. 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