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In area CAN READERS IDENTIFY any of these Odessa school children from 1931? This photo, submitted by John Paulson, shows students in the Odessa Public School. Paulson's mother Frances Bohmert is in the back row, seventh from the right. Please call The Ortonville Independent office if you can identify any others, 320-839- 6163. FOR THE WEEK OF . 25 YEARS AGO 50 YEARS AGO May 4, 2010 May 1, 1985 May 5, 1960 The congregation of First The city is up 84 and the county 10YEARSAGO Baptist Church of Ortonville hasis down in numbers in the 1960 May 2,2000 signed a contract with Mattson census. Good Friday wasn't so good forBuilding Company of Cokato to Mary Karn and Eileen Hanratty Alfred Borgerson, Jr. of ruralconstruct an addition to the present were named co-valedictorians this Bellingham, as his barn burned to church facility here. Ground week at the Ortonville High the ground April 21. Alfred and breaking services will be June 9. School. neighbor Claude Larson had been Actual construction for the Effective April 1, Kent Bolsta trying to start a camper in the barn $200,000 building will begin in has been named a department man- when something reportedly ignited early July. ager at Brown and Bigelow. the blaze. Michelle Kvidera, Ortonville, isHilltop Drive-In will be operat- The Big Stone Cruisers Car a new insurance agent at the Dave ed by Ronald Kolb, Jr. and his sis- Club is planning their first "Cruise Hasslen Agency in Ortonville. ter Sydney. Night" of the season May 2 at Lydia K. Wulff-Palmer has Effective May 1, Carl and Dairy Queen in Ortonville. accepted the position of manager of Ruth's Lakeview Care has been Susan Maus of Ortonville was the Ortonville Area Health Services sold to Earl and Ruth Wendling. elected to the Girl Scouts Home Healthcare Division. Peacepipe Council nominating Grand opening starts today at committee at the council's annual the newly re-opened Polly-Cook-It meeting. Restaurant on Ortonville's main Lisa Gustafson and Rick street, now under all-new manage- Hoftiezer were united in marriage ment and offering an all-new menu. March 4, at First English Lutheran A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Church in Ortonville. Robert Strei, Odessa; a boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Guse, Ortonville. From the files of the Ortonville |odependont 70 YEARS AGO May 4, 1939 Nineteen thousand dollars in AAA checks for Big Stone County farmers and farmer/operators were received at the county office for distribution to boost the total received to date to approximately $150,000. Lawrence Welk and his orches- tra will furnish the dance music at Randall's Coliseum, May 9. Revision of the,drivers license have made invalid the drivers license of many Minnesota motorists. The law now provides that any person who changes his or her name, by marriage or other- wise, or changes permanent address, must get a new license within 15 days or be subject to a fine of $100 or 90 days in jail. The "Old School Bell" which used to summon students to school on time is still being used. Now it's to summon Sioux Falls YMCA camp boys to dinner at their camp in Manhattan Island. By Gall Maxwell visiting for a couple of weeks with her Trudy Taylor was a caller of Vern 839-2207 mother Lamoine Herrmann. and Gert Goldsmith. American Legion Auxiliary will Karen Kerrick of Ham Lake was Pat Delgehausen and Kayla Tillma meet May 11 at 7 p.m. at Legion home to visit her mother Marion were supper guests of Vern and Gert Clubrooms. Hostesses are Denise Larsen from April 24 to Monday, Goldsmith on Saturday night, April Scoblic and Agnes Grabow. PleaseApril 26. 24. Auxiliary ladies attend the meetings. Suzann Harmening went to her Pat Delgehausen and Gert The children of Les and Peg sister Sandy Rice's for rolls and coffee Goldsmith visited the Krauses at their Iverson hosted an open house birthday Sunday morning, April 25. cabin on Sunday, April 18. and anniversary party at St. Charles Suzann Harmening had a girlfriend Dennis, Ryan, and Brian Krause of Parish hall on Saturday, April 24. Colette Oslie from Hawley, come to Milbank; Pat Delgehausen; and Kayla Many relatives, friends, associates, visit her. The two of them went Tillma were dinner guests and and parish family members attended shopping on Saturday, April 24 and afternoon visitors of Vern and Gert this celebration of Thanksgiving. afterwards went out to eat. On Goldsmith on Sunday, April 25. Les's (only sibling), his sister Dee Sunday, April 25 they got together for Pastor Beth Conrad called on Vern Olson, her husband Merv and another meal out. and Gert Goldsmith on Monday, April daughter Gall attended from New Wade and Cindy Van Dover 26. They had anice visit. Brighton. Peg's sister Carol Anderson attended the Gala. Cindy out danced Friday, April 16 Don Haukos, Patti attended from Melrose. Also in Wade throughout the evening. Holtquist, Earl and Molly Lundin, attendance were many cousins, Brad Jordan, a physical therapist Doug Holtquist, and Tom and Diane extended family and of course the from Seattle, WA, an international Stoick went to the St. Lawrence Gala. Iverson grandchildren. Les and Peg teacher, and lecturer who was in town On Saturday, April 24 Don are still enjoying all the cards that they training physical therapists from the Haukos, Patti Holtquist, Brad and have beenreceiving, region, spent an evening of Sandy Hanson, Earl and Molly Wednesday, April 21 Frances pontooning and eating with fine wine Lundin, Tom and Diane Stoick, and Murphy, Mary Whiting, and James at the Wade and Cindy Van Dover's Doug Holtquist attended the Big Stone Loeschke all from Milbank visited home. Health Care Foundation Gala. Ralph andLavinaLoeschke. Faye Athey went to her Annie Haukos spent the night of Sunday afternoon, April 25 Jean granddaughter Amanda Athey's Grand Saturday, April 24 at Erin Meyer's Elsinger and her mother fromWilmot, March for the Prom in Milbank onhouse. SD visited Ralph and Lavina Saturday, April 24. On Saturday night the 24th Delores Loeschke. Faye Athey and Amanda Athey Bengtson and Bonnie Swezey went to Sunday evening, April 25 Claytonwent out to dinner at the Matador on the Grand March at the Milbank Zimlicka and Ardis Brehmer visited Tuesday, April 27 for her Prom. Delores' great-granddaughter RalphandLavinaLoeschke. granddaughter Amanda's 18th Alicia Hamann, a senior, was On Friday, April 23 Rod Torgerson birthday, beautiful. and Ruth Torgerson went to Lamoine Hermann and Darlene Bonnie Swezey and Amanda Montevideo to visit Ruth's sister Munson were coffee guests of AdaSwezey and Molly and Levi stopped Arlene Poppe. Herrmann on Monday afternoon, into visit Delores Bengtson on Darlene Munson of Owasso, OK is April 26. Tuesday night, March 27. are im Research has discovered that as we What is a vitamin and why is it so have to consume them frequently. age, our diets and our need for dietary essential to our bodies? A vitamin is a Water soluble vitamins contribute to supplements change. Doctors are in- molecule that our body needs to carry our health, energy and stamina and as- creasingly concerned about boosting out certain biological functions. With sist in giving our bodies energy. the levels of vitamins and minerals that only a few exceptions, the body has no Fat soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, K we need as we grow older, way to create vitamin molecules itself, and D) are vitamins that stay in the As most people get older, they tend so these vital building blocks must body and are typically stored in the to eat less due to a loss of appetite. As come in through food that we eat. The liver. You Gan usually receive enough a result, many elderly individuals do human body is known to need at least of these compounds by eating a well not take in adequate amounts of vita- 13 different vitamins. We are able to balanced diet. Any condition that can mins and other nutrients as they did store some of these for long periods of interfere with the absorption of fat in when they were younger. Other factors time in fat cells or in the liver such as the body like tuberculosis, cystic fibro- that can affect appetite and the inade- vitamin A but most vitamins need to be sis, hypothyroidism, lactose intoler- quate uptake of vital nutrients are med- replenished frequently, ance, and many other diseases or ications, medical complications, Vitamins don't supply us with en- disorders can cause deficiencies in certain disabilities, diabetes, changes in ergy. We need protein, carbohydrates, these vitamins. Before taking the daily the digestive system and even the and fats for that. What vitamins do is recommended dose of fat soluble vita- changes in our skin as we age. One to help the carbohydrates, fats, and pro- mins you must consult your doctor as study estimates that one-third of the teins release energy. Vitamins are also too much of them can cause a toxic elderly are alarmingly low on impor- needed to assist in repair of tissue and build-up in your body. tant vitamins and minerals. Another help with the production of cells. Minerals study indicates that two thirds of the Many studies show that vitamins and Unlike vitamins, minerals are not elderly patients admitted to a hospital minerals can help or prevent some of manufactured by plants or animals.~ are real-nourished, resulting in low lev- the disorders or diseases related to Minerals form in the earth, and are ab- els of vital nutrients. When a person is aging, sorbed by plants and found in animals vitamin and mineral deficient, he or There are two types of vitamins -- that eat the p/ants. Some of the essen- she is more susceptible to illness and water soluble and fat soluble. Water tial minerals needed to maintain a infections. It is estimated that deaths soluble vitamins (Vitamins B and C) healthy body include Iron, Calcium due to infections are ten times more are not stored in our bodies. They pass and Zinc likely in the elderly, through our bodies quickly. In order to Vitamins keep these nutrients in our bodies we Meeting set for area ag women All women involved in agriculture are invited to a special day just for you! The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Brookings County Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Key note speaker for this event will be "Dear County Agent Guy" Jerry Nelson, who is a freelance writer and recovering dairy farmer from Volga, SD, who will speak about his adventure of growing, up on the farm. Other program topics include: crop and livestock insurance, estate planning, record keeping and FSA programs. The Brookings Area Master Gardeners will provide hands- on fun resulting in a take-home pro- ject and the day will wrap up with a guided tour of beautiful McCrory Gardens. Registration is $5 for this event, which will include lunch and a summer grilling demonstration. For registration information con- tact: Brookings County FSA - 605- 692-8003 or e-mail- Brookings County Extension- 605-696-8280 or e- mail-laurie.tangen@ Please register by June 1. This meeting is hosted by USDA Farm Service Agency and SD Cooperative Extension Service. Baxter admitted to SMSU Honors Program Kelly Baxter of Graceville was recently admitted to the Honors program at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall (SMSU). Baxter will be an accounting major. Students in the program design their own general studies curriculum, enroll in a senior seminar, participate in a senior dialogue in their senior year and have the option of preparing an Honors project. In addition, Honor students are allowed to register first for classes, can receive extra credit in regular classes for doing work outside the required load and receive special recognition at graduation. Durirlg their four years at SMSU, they must maintain a grade point average of 3.3 out of a possible 4.0. PamPer lom with A GIFT CERTIFICATE for Mother's Dayl -- FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON - \ 116 NW 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-3787 By Adelaide Kirchberg Fargo, ND. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence were Saturday evening April 24 Millerbernd spent Saturday, April 24 visitors at the Glen Radermacher visiting with the Tom Schwarz family home in Ortonville. in New Ulm and the Lyle Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher family in Sleepy Eye. were Sunday evening April 25 visitors Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Josh relatives and friends at their home in Moen andCarter at Milan. honor of their son Alex's Reports of rain amounts of half an Confirmation at St. John's Church on inch on Saturday, April 24 afternoon Saturday evening April 24, 2010. and overnite were most welcome. Tom Kirchberg of New Ulm and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Stewart and Jim Bruss of Hanska were Sunday family of Burnsville were Friday and evening April 25 until Wednesday, Saturday April 23 and 24 guests at the April 28 guests at the Mrs. Adelaide Gene Pillatzke home. Kirchberg home and enjoyed turkey Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke at the hunting and fishing in this area. Stewarts were among guests at theMr. and Mrs. Tom Pillatzki Joey Pillatzke home in Brookings and entertained relatives and friends at attended the First Communion Liturgy their home on Saturday evening April where their daughter Jemma was in24, after the Confirmation Liturgy at the class and were among guests at St. John's Church in Ortonville in their home. honor of their daughter Grace's Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd Confirmation. spent Friday, April 23 until Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and the 25th at the Martin Millerbernd family of Worthington were April 24 home inOmaha, NE. weekend guests at the Bernard Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kirchberg Pillatzki home and attended entertained relatives at their home on Confirmation Liturgy on Saturday Saturday evening April 24 following evening. the Confirmation Liturgy at St. John's Mrs. Julie Henrich was among Church in Ortonville in honor of their guests at the Tim Henfich home on daughter Vanessa's Confirmation. Saturday evening April 24 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher their son Jacob's Confirmation. attended the Confirmation at St. Mrs. Julie Henrich and Mrs. Joann Lawrence Church in Milbank on Krakow visited Appolonia Adelman at Saturday evening April 17 where their Prairie Crossings apartments in granddaughter Sarah Anderson was in Watertown, SD on Monday, April 26. the class and were among family Ashley Longhenry of Volga, SD guests at the Bryan Anderson home in spent April 23 weekend at the honor of their daiaghter's Lawrence Schmieg home. Confirmation. Mr, and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg Mrs. Joan Strei, Jeanette entertained relatives at their home Abramowski and sons Joe and Tony,following the Confirmation Liturgy at Ms. Jennifer Fatland and son Andrew St. John's Church in honor of their of Sioux Falls spent Friday evening daughter Nicole's Confirmation. until Sunday, April 26 in Fairfax, IA, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg and attended the First Communion of spent Sunday evening April 25 Marcus Seizer on Sunday and visited visiting Alfred Volkenant at his and were guests of the Seizers inFairway View apartment. honor of their son's First Communion. Philip Adelman, Olivia Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels and Joey,Nicole Kirchberg, Vanessa Kirchberg, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Karels were April Grace Pillatzki, Collin Plathe, Alex 17 weekend visitors at the Tyler Sis and Isaac Nelson, Religion Knapp home in Fargo and attended the students of St. Joseph Parish were Baptism of their son Charles Joseph. confirmed by Bishop John M. Le Voir Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels visitedat St. John's Church in Ortonville on Mrs. Larry Reiffenberger at the Saturday evening April 24, 2010. hospital in Watertown, SD on Sunday A supper was served following the afternoon April 25, 2010. Liturgy for Confirmants and families. Mrs. Joe Karels spent April 23 weekend at the Tyler Knopp home in A health plan that covers preventive care A great way to keep the cost of health care down is to prevent the costs from happening in the first place. Catching a problem early can stop it from becoming ~i bigger problem later. Many plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota offer first-dollar coverage for preventive care right away without having to pay a deductible. And with all the options available, you can easily find a plan that's right for your budget. Give me a call. I can give you Tom Oakes all the details and answer your questions. Agent Authorized independent agent/agency for BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota 40 NW 2nd St. OrtonviUe, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 For All the Things She Does, For All the Times She Was There, Remember Mom On Her Special Day! Jewelry and Jewelry Boxes PLUS Beautiful Selection of Blooming Plants, Floral Bouquets and more from Milbank Plant & Floral Department. Appleton, Browns Valley, Graceville, Ortonville, MN Milbank, SD '1 '1 Tuesday, May 4, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 5