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100 Ortonville "Town with a head" TH "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" Congratulations to the 2010 Border Walleye Challenge Winners Chad Hauger and Shane Spooner on their tournament record setting winning bas- ket of six walleyes weighing a total 21.29 pounds. It was a bitter sweet vic- tory for the Watertown, SD duo as they nearly won this event in 2007 if it were not for motor trouble causing them to come in late for weigh in. Their largest fish weighed 5.73 pounds helping them net a $3,000 dollar first place check. Their fish were caught trolling plugs in the middle to northern end of Big Stone Lake off a combination of #5 and #7 Shad Raps. - Rounding out the top five included 2nd place Rene Marelic and Eric Lee of Dassel with 14.5 pounds, 3rd place was Jack and John Beutler of Water- town, SD with 14.26 pounds, 4th place .was Andy Berdan of Waseca and Kevin PROM 2010 "1 COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE" at OHS was a huge success thanks to the iunior class Prom Berdan of Ortonville with a weight of Committee. Members of this year's Prom Committee are pictured above. In front is Alex Bdlington. Middle 13.75 pounds, and 5th place was Rick row left to right are Emily Burman, Christine Wilding, Stephanie Schumacher and Kelsey Nelson. Back row MisterekandJerryArbachofSisseton, left to right are lessica Valek, Amber Scherer, Samantha Peterson, Brittany Maas, Bonnie Ioy Smith, Mallory SD with a weight of 13.43 pounds. Adelman, Theresa Hoffman and tauten Conroy. Prom was held on Saturday, May 1 with the Grand March at A full field of 125 Anglers from five the OHS Auditorium and the supper and dance at the Sioux Historic Pavilion. Post Prom was held at the OHS states faced an extremely challenging Gymnasium, The Ortonville City Council gath- costs have already been incurred and ered on Monday, April 26 for the Reg- that he would like to tap into the State's ular Continued Council Meeting Pat funds for a match. A resolution was Reisnour of Interstate Engineering pre- then passed 6-1 to proceed with the sented a revised general layout of the project providing the funding can be proposed Lakeside Park Project. taken care of to cover the City's share. The estimated city share of the re- Councilman Mike Dorry cast the dis- vised project was $117,000. City sentingvote. Clerk/Administrator Char Grossman After reviewing the funding cuts presented the council with budget cut that were presented, the council voted deeper rock piles with slip bobbers and leeches. Sixty-seven teams caught fish with an average weight of 2.18 pounds. The top 15 teams split a $11,500 dollar pay- out. Team Minnesota won the Border Walleye Challenge placing 17 fisher- man m the top 15 teams to South video was the low bidder for the con- struction of a Gable Roof Style Rest- room and Concession Building for $208,263 and for the Stainless Steel Fixtures at $7,360. In other business, the council passed a motion approving the installation of the Golf Course Courtyard Project, providing the project is funded with donations of labor and money with no event with afternoon winds gusting from 25 to 35 mph out of the west. Two rainy days with scattered thunder storms hurt the prefishing as many an- glers went out on Saturday using just t'2_ their instincts to formulate a potential winning pattern. Big Stone Lake water temp was in the low 60's which is about two weeks ahead of normal schedule for this time of year. Many anglers reported good fishing reports early in the week only to be dis- pelled by storms late in the week. Many of the 179 walleyes that were caught and weighed had moved deeper off the first break line out to the middle of the basin of the lake where Big options to cover the cost of the city's 6-1 to go forward with the adjustments share, and additional funding from the 2011 Two options were presented with budget. This includes cutting the the only difference being $40;000 cut $81,114 from the EDA. from the EDA budget and the other cut- Dallas I. Hanson Construction, Inc. ting $81,114 from the EDA. The latter of Ortonville was the low bidder and would free up the needed $117,000. was awarded the bid for the improve- Councilman Steve Berknerencour- ment of the playground area for aged the Council to act in favor of the $17,950. project due to the fact that engineering Peters Construction, Inc. of Monte- Dakota's 13. The Traveling Trophy is t now an even two a piece with South DR. CHANCE AND AMBER HAUGEN invite the public to the "Grand Opening" celebration next week of Big Stone Chiropractic Health Center located on Ortonville's main street. Dr. Chance Haugen has been help- your life to maintain good health. The ing people with health and wellness first trauma occurs at birth. Infants issues at Big Stone Chiropractic can benefit greatly from chiropractic Health Center on Ortonville's main therapy. It can help treat colic and ear- street since January. He and his wife aches. "You wouldn't wait till your Amber invite everyone to stop in and teeth fell out to see a dentist," said Dr. see what they have to offer during Haugen, "so don't wait until your back their "Grand Opening" celebration goes out, to see a chiropractor." When next week, May 10-14. your spine is out of alignment, it can Big Stone Chiropractic Health affect eve~ organ and every process Center offers much more than chiro- in your body. Chiropractic care can practic care. Dr. Haugen focuses on help slow down the degenerative total health and wellness with an process. ~mphasis on nutrition and exercise Chance and Amber plan to contin- complemented by chiropractic care. ue doing philanthropic promotions "We believe the body has it's own throughout the year to give back to the innate ability to heal itself when given community. They are presently offer- the proper care and nutrition," he said. ing free first time exams with an x- Dr. Haugen is well schooled in nutri- ray, consultation and adjustment to tion and offers a complete line of top each new patient who brings in a $25 quality nutritional supplements, vita- donation to the Clinton Care Center. mins, protein and dietary products. Dr. Haugen plans to provide lectures Big Stone Chiropractic also offers every week at the health center. His Norwex chemical free cleaning prod- first topic is, "How to Stay Young ucts. Your first 100 Years." He is also avail- He feels it is important to receive able for speaking engagements in the chiropractic treatments throughout community. Dakota winning the first two years and Minnesota now winning back Lto back years. A payout of $100 was also given out to each of the highest placing youth fisherman, female participant, and under 100 horsepower motor. city funds being used. Stone's walleyes were taking refuge City Council Representative to the .............. 11 Ill the itlt~tt munuerstorms. +naa raps Golf board Stev Berkner asked the._ and bottom bouncers with spinners OVERALL WINNERS of the 4th annual Border Walleye Challenge coungil for thl pproval for the south tl w ..... . ..... " .... , " ith night crawlers were the an- held Saturday on Big StOne Lake were Shane Spooner and Chad Hauger side of the Clubhouse Snortum s s swerto these weather weary walleyes, of Watertown, SD. "[hey caught six fish, for a total weight of 21.29 Ibs. Nursery will donate the labor and the ' uol ofhi n ' . Aco - e .h lacm teams also re- Spooner is shown above with their largest fish weighing 5.73 Ibs. The plants to the C ty for the project The orted nettln a f w w 11 p ' g e a eyes off of pair.won $3,000 for their day of fishing. cost of the materials for the courtyard . ..... will be covered by donations from var- ,ous roups II WI ..... I Dr. Haugen keeps up on the latest chiropractic techniques and has I The Big Stone Arts Council has with money from the vote of the people cated with all local government bodies i 1 been working diligently for a while to on Nov. 14, and 10 percent matching about the benefits of and need for an art i someday be able to have a Cultural funds provided by the Big Stone Arts center. Center here in Ortonville. Big Stone The cultural center would serve a , Arts Council and local arts advocates Council. wide audience such as music, dance, recently purchased the state-of-the-art ARP Wave Rehabilitation Therapy machine, which shows a 60 to 80 per- cent faster recovery rate than regular rehab alone. Very few clinics in the United States offer the ARP Wave tural Center, will be at the Community Gable,Adrienne Stattelman, Mary Ann therapy. Many professional athletes Center in Ortonville this Saturday, May Ulrich, Lisa Berdan, Matt Lamb, Craig have had much success using the ARP 8 from 3-4:30 p.m., to explain how he Randleman, Meg Scholberg, Vicki Wave. started this sustainable cultural center. Oakes, Larry Helgeson, Katie Hedge, The Haugens are glad to start their new practice where Chance grew up. He was raised on a farm east of Clinton. His parents are Gary and Mary Haugen. Chance is a 2003 grad- uate of Clinton Graceville Beardsley High School. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Northwestern Health Services University in Bloomington, where he also received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2009. While at MSUM, Chance met Amber, who was studying to be a paralegal. She received her Bachelor of Science degree there in 2007. Amber grew up in a small town south- west of Minot, ND called Makoti. They married last September. Chance has been playing for the Ortonville Rox baseball team for the past seven years. He also enjoys snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. Amber enjoys reading, movies, deer hunting and cheering on the Rox. They are members of the Minnesota and American Chiropractic Associations and the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce They are excited to begin their new venture here and look forward to being active in the community. Everyone is invited to stop in and check out the new health center dur- ing the "Grand Opening" celebration. are inviting all community members to This is also possible through volun- hear guest speaker John Davis in this teer efforts from the Big Stone Arts crucial arts initiative kick off. Council and the local steering commit- Davis, founder of the nationally tee members made up of Deb Larson, known New York Mills Regional Cul- Kristi Delage, Don Sherman, Elaine Davis has over 15 years experience Becky Parker, Doug Holtquist, Tammy in small town arts and community de- Ragan, Brent Olson and Kerry Klepel. velopment and is a national speaker on Davis will be in Ortonville on Fri- rural art issues and creativity. He ere- day, May 7 to meet with some mem- ated the Lanesboro Artist Residency bers of the arts council and will then Program and Public Art and is the tour some of the buildings of interest founder of Kids Philosophy Slam also for the cultural center on Main Street in Lanesboro. Saturday morning. Members of the This activity is made possible in community will have a chance to listen part by Ameriprise, a grant from the to and ask questions of Davis Saturday Southwest Minnesota Arts and Hu- afternoon at the Community Center. manities Council (SMAHC) with funds Over the past few years, members of appropriated by the McKnight Foun- the Big Stone Arts Council have re- dation and/or by the Minnesota arts and searched possible locations for an art cultural heritage fund as appropriated center, created business plans, deter- by the Minnesota State Legislature mined needs for space and communi- The OHS iVLusic Department is proud to present the Spring Band Concert on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the High S c h O O l ~ii .:~::ii~:~,.':::i:i:i~i~i~i~i~iiii!iii~;~!!!ii~i:ii:!:!:: . '":':"iii~i!: )i ?!!i !i! ! !~! ~ Auditorium. : .... :.::.: T h e J a z z i!iiii jiiii!ii: iiiii Band, Junior :i iiiiii High Band and Senior High ' !!i{iill Band will be presenting selec- tions in a variety of styles and from a variety of time periods. WIC pickup for May Solo/Ensemble participants will be acknowledged and Senior band mem- bers and their contributions will be recognized. The John Philip Sousa award and the Suzanne Rasset Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded at the Concert. Finalists for the Sousa Award and Rasset Scholarship are Kaylee Helgeson, Keven Berdan and Berdan Kelly Lang. KAYLEE HELGESON is the daughter of Harley and Ellie Helgeson. She has been active in stu- dent council, FCCLA, Knowledge Bowl, Drama, cross country, concert band, pep band, jazz band, concert choir, women's choir, and has been a solo/ensembl participant. May 4: Countryside Public Health Selections will Helgeson Office, Ortonville, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6: Multi Media Center, include Carnival Madison (455 5th Avenue), 9 a.m. to 1 Del Soul, Stairway to Heaven, Peer p.m. Gynt Suite, The Red Balloon, Prelude May 10: Countryside Public & Primal Danse, Fate of the Gods, Health, Benson, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Chimes of Liberty and others. May 18: Countryside Public The Spring Concert is also when Health Office, Montevideo, 9 a.m. to students will be recognized for their 3 p.m. achievements for the year. Pep band awards will be announced, theater, writing and visual This center would be a stepping stone in helping to revitalize the community. Some of the benefits of a cultural center would be bringing people to- gether through quality local and pro- fessional programs and events, reaching out to groups who seldom have access to the arts, providing (Continued on page 3) School to mail 4 day school week survey Superintendent Jeff Taylor reported that a paper survey on the proposed four day school week will be mailed to Ortonville School District patrons this week. Residents are asked to complete the survey and mail it back to the school by May 12. If you do not receive a survey in the mail, you can pick one up at the school office. ! t KEVEN BERDAN is the son of Glenn and Lisa Berdan. He has been active in football, basketball, base- ball, drama, band, jazz band, pep .... ~' ....... :.~:i! .'.'i band, choir, show " choir, B-Sharps, BPA, student council, FCA, and solo/ensemble contest. KELLY LANG is the daughter of ", Darren and Amy .:!~,. Lang. She has been active in concert band, jazz Lang band, pep band, solo/ensemble contest at OHS. For her freshman and sophomore years at Annandale High School she was also active in Marching Band and Choir. Admission to the Concert is $5 for adults and $3 for students. All bands are under the direction of Mr. Matt Lamb.