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Good old days in the Ortonville area DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files o! the Ortonville Irpdependent is one of the county's oldest resi- dents. Gus Kleinschmidt was injured by the propeller of an idling air- plane, which necessitated the amputation of his arm, on a fishing trip to his cabin in Canada. Phone crews are in the area tak- ing down miles of telephone lines for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Mielitz of Ortonville at the Ortonville Hospital. THESE CHARACTERS WERE ENACTING a hilarious "hanging" scene for some promotion held in Ortonville some time ago, possibly during Cornfest. At left is chiropractor Dr. William Stewart. About to get the noose is Bud McCallum, being prodded by R. D. "Bob" Schreiner. Making sure the "prisoner" doesn't get away is former Independent reporter Denny Vieman, at right. Do you suppose he was being punished for not having a beard? FOR THE WEEK OF March 1, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 27, 2001 Brett Jacobsen, funeral direc- tor/operations manager of Larson Funeral Homes since August of 1991, has accepted a promotion to serve as manager of Behrens Mortuary in Rapid City, SD. OHS Trojan Blake Schmieg placed second in the sec- tion wrestling tourney and is advancing to the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March I, 2 and 3,2001 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul. Richard Eckberg is the longest surviving adult bone marrow trans- plant recipient in the world. He's quietly grown famous in the world of research and medical journals for surviving against sizeable odds. What first was a risk with his life is now standard medical procedure for thousands of cancer patients every year. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 26, 1986 Arloa Lewis replaced Dawn Mitlyng as resident care manager at Northridge Residence in Ortonville on Jan. 29. Steve Berkner, a Moorhead State University senior from Ortonville, took first place in the photographer's portfolio competi- tion during the Minnesota Newspaper Association's llth annual College Better Newspaper Contest last weekend in Minneapolis. Berkner, a 1981 grad- uate of OHS and son of the LaValle Berkners, is associate editor of the Advocate, Moorhead State University's student newspaper. A two-day open house will take place at Ortonville's Farmers Union Oil Company next Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 26 and 27 and at Graceville on Friday, Feb. 28 for a two-fold purpose. Customers and the general public are being invited to make their acquaintance with the firm's new manager Bill Bergland and to also take advantage of special prices being offered during annual book- ing days. 50 YEARS AGO March 2, 1961 Open house will be held this Saturday at the Big Stone Cheese Factory which is now located in their new building at the west end of Big Stone City. A farmer-merchant exchange day has been planned by members of the Ortonville Civic and Commerce Association. Mrs. Anna Danielson observed her 98th birthday last Saturday. She 70 YEARS AGO Feb. 27, 1941 A huge crowd of Ortonville, Big Stone and Milbank citizens braved the bitter 15-below-zero weather early Tuesday morning to wave "goodbye" to the members of Company "L", 135th Infantry who entrained for a year's stay at Camp Claiborne. By 7:45 a.m. when the boys came marching down main street, almost 300 cars had parked around the railroad station and squeezed up against the platform. There were parents, wives, sweet- hearts, friends and the plainly curi- ous on hand. A few tears were shed, a few jokes were cracked, there were handshakes and many wishes of "good luck" and the high school band played a few numbers. It was a sober, comforting farewell the boys should remember for some time. THIS COLUMN SPONSORED IN PART BY... - a n's r.00uvl RN00 ttng & . [ 00=00oohngLLc. Dean Kovarik, owner k Bi2  t29e SciDtyn' S% 10916 Ph:660"5486"208528 Big Stone City News By Gall Maxwell 8392207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet March 8 at 6 p.m. for a pot luck supper at the Legion clubrooms. Please come and help the Legion celebrate it's 92nd birthday. Please come to the meetings. Men and women club members are invited. Round table club met at the home of Sue Chirstenson at 6:30 p.m. with nine members present. Donna Van Hour provided club members with a craft project, which they worked on during part of the meeting. A short business meeting was conducted by vice president Phyliss Lieb. A delicious supper was served to the club members. Deb and BillWiik came later for birthday cake in honor of Deb's birthday. The March meeting will be held at Pam Steinkes. Pare will call club members regarding the time of the next meeting. John and Anna Rothi were over to Lamoine Herrmann's on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22 for coffee. Saturday, Feb. 19 Wade and Cindy Van Dover and family went to Dell Rapids, SD to watch the Region Four Wrestling Meet. Tuesday, Feb. 15 Roman and Carol Taffe, Wade and Cindy Van Dover, and Paul and Julie Treinen took a tour of the Anathen Building in Ortonville. The weekend of Feb. 25 Wade and Cindy Van Dover and family are headed to Sioux Falls to visit and watch the state wrestling meet. Chris (Binsfeld) Thompson and her husband Mike will be putting up with the thundering herd! Saturday, Feb. 19 Don Haukos had a Valentine party for a lot of his PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL PORTRAITS Century Farm applications sought by St. Fair Board Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more are encouraged to apply for the 20ll Century Farm Program. More than 9,000 Minnesota farms have been honored since the program began in 1976. Family farms are recognized as Century Farms when they meet three requirements. The farm must be: 1) at least 100 years old according to authentic land records; 2) in continu- ous family ownership for at least 100 years (continuous residence on the farm is not required); and 3) at least 50 acres. A commemorative certificate signed by State Fair President Denny Baker, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap and Governor Mark Dayton will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Century Farm status. Applications are available online at (click the "Recognition Programs" link at the bottom of the home page); at; by calling the State Fair at (651) 288-4400; or at statewide coun- ty extension and county Farm Bureau offices. The submission deadline is April 1. Recipients will be announced in May. Previously recognized fami- lies should not reapply. Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2011 Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 25 - Labor Day, Sept. 5. A Century Farm database is also available at The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended exposi- tions in the world, attracting nearly 1.8 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota's finest agri- culture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always "12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day." Visit for more infor- mation. Minnesota Farm Bureau -Farmers Families .Food, is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety edu- friends over at the Milbank Community Foundation Chalet. Seventy-two people attended the dinner, social hour, and dancing. They had a great time and everyone had fun. For the music they had a D.J. Saturday, Feb. 19 Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt's son Jesse of Brookings was home to visit Roger and Marilyn. Jesse went home before the storm hit. Elmer and Charlotte Athey and Keith Athey and Matthew Athey spent President's Day weekend visiting Cheryl Athey in Richfield. They got home after the storm. EB 1. Acce ORTONVILLE, MN Val and Paula Rausch went to the Governor's snowmobile ride in Deadwood. They left on Friday, Feb. 18 and came home Monday, Feb. 21. They stayed a day more because of the weather. It'syour bread & butter, Minnesota ! HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM PHONE (320) 839-2653 Per Lb. ][ ; t01 Lb. Pkgs.- Per Lb. :::Round Roast{/90% Lean [ or Steak dBeef Per Lb.  Ek:less, Skinless, 3# Bag T-BONE STEAK I Breasts $7.99 ][ ...... Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. DE,I TURKEY ................. Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. 11% -'11 dlb QUARTERS & SIDES ..... I.3fD cation for children. 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Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Gene and Rita Patterson of Wall, SD and Loren Kasuske of Rapid City, were Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17 and 18 guests at the Ray Schuelke home and attended the funeral of Vivian Hay at Tabor Lutheran Church in Big Stone on Friday, Feb. 18. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pillatzki, Jack and Emily of Ames, IA were Friday afternoon Feb. 18 visitors at the Ray Schuelke home. Stan Koeckeritz returned home from Willmar Hospital on Friday, Feb. 18, were he had been a surgical patient. Mike Pribbenow and Kay Karels were Saturday, Feb. 19 visitors at the Stan Koeckeritz home. Mrs. Derek Jones and girls of Andover spent Feb. 19 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd. Mrs. Tom Schwarz and Suzanne Silva of New Ulm, Mrs. Larry Weiderhoeft of Madelia, and Laurel Fischer of Sleepy Eye spent Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Lawrence Millerbernd home. Arnie Kirchberg of Milbank was a Wednesday, Feb. 16 visitor at Mrs. Adelaide Kirchbergs home. Lexi Adelman of Ortonville spent Feb. 19 weekend at the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pillatzki, Emily and Jack of Ames, IA spent Friday until Saturday at the Bernard Pillatzki home. Weekend guests were Mrs. Joan Moser, and daughter Rebecca and family of Rapid City, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelka and family of Worthington. Betty Nelson was not present for the drawing of $40 at Bellingham on Wednesday, Feb. 23, so next week's drawing will be for $60 on Wednesday, March 2. Snow reports of 20 inches in Rosen area, and caused school closings and late starts on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21 and 22 and many activities and church services canceled for Sunday, Feb. 20 also. FREE GLYPHOSATE with the Booking of Leading Industry Soybeans in 2012 Titan Pro's Limited Time Offer on Superior Soybeans 23M9 20M1 28M40 18M10 15M20 After dominating the EI.R.S.T. and State trials in 2010, Titan Pro was sold out in a matter of weeks! 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