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Good old days in the Ortonville area "MR. WALLEYE" WAS THE NAME that belonged to the late Gerhardt Block of Ortonville, shown here in photo taken sometime in the 1960s with a string of crappies. Gerhardt always said the state&apos;s record for a walleye was somewhere in Big Stone Lake waters. He caught many a big one in his day. Nearly 700 people turned Mrs. Gerald Lewno of out for the Homemakers Stockholm, S.D. and a boy to School last Friday at the OHS Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Kruger of auditorium. Milbank, S.D. 25 YEARS AGO March 9, 1977 The city council accepted the resignation of Chuck Przymus, anesthetist and ambulance director at the Ortonville Hospital. A hearing on the closing of the Correll School is sched- uled for Monday, March 14. The area received another ten inches of snow this week, similar to what they received the week before. H. Roger Dodson, former Ortonville City clerk, has been elected as di.ector of the Commercial National Bank and Trust Co. of Grand Island, NE. The following births were recorded at the Ortonviile Hospital: A boy to Mr. and 50 YEARS AGO March 27, 1952 Open house is set Sunday for the new $360,000 hospital in Ortonville. The Farm Bureau is spon- soring a Correll School Reunion March 29. Planning the reunion are Emerson Kavanagh, Frances Knoll, Sue Anderson, Amy Lines, Murl Monson, Josephine Weeding, FOR THE WEEK OF Mar. 12, 2002 I0 YEARS AGO March 18, 1992 Stan Rensberger was hon- ored at the Big Stone County Republican convention for the many years of service to the party. Paul Hamann was_honored last Sunday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church and will soon be a pastor in Tucson, AZ. Keith Redfield of Truman was hired as the new superin- tendent of the Ortonville Public School. Ortonville's Golf Club house will again be under the management of Donna Johnson of Ortonville. A number of area residents are working together to plan an environmental learning cen- ter. MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Herbert Wiese, Irene Dueland, Donald Thymian and Alfred Radtke, members of the Bureau. OHS seniors will present a Hillbilly play April 4. The play is entitled "Mountain Justice". Robert Furan is the director of the play and Alice Ranum is the assistant director. Louise Wallman and Silas Ulrich were united in marriage March 16 at Hankinson, N.D. Two births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Conley Cronen of Clinton and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Toner Jr. of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO March 3, 1932 Hayden French, clerk of court, announced Wednesday District court will begin March 21st. Ortonville lost their first game in the Dist. basketball tournament with Madison. Spring primary class will begin March 14. L.A. Kaercher returned home last Saturday after being confined to Northwestern hos- pital for seven weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt of Big Stone City are the par- ents of a son born at the Ortonville Hospital. True Minnesota. Some things are distinctly Minnesotan -- like Blue Minnesota, recognized for delivering quality health care years That's why more MinnesOtans choose Blue Cross Call me for individual or group plans or plans that Tom Oakes Agem 40 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 of Friday afternoon. In honor of her 71st birthday Joan Strei served cake and coffee at Our Place Cafe on Wednesday afternoon March 6th. Everyone wishes her many more Happy Birthdays. Louisburg Le Ann Stone was a Thursday 85 percent hydroelectric ing 15 percent ! Average electric! less than two aJ kilowatt hour, W extremely co MRES customa hN MATM! berleaders Middle rm I1 Eric Kel tlJart Store supper guest of her parents Elmo and Radio also Lorraine Sorenson. Ortonville's COatttlhA -- Joan Ronglien, Francis Fridgen and have an exte S| Joyce Letrud visited Helen Dawaid, when it will b4. , , Stated' " Radio, the city currently gets CL'llFcltctStum(,ds topic " tch their, Soctal Serv=ce depd00,, < "!1 a sma imnim--I n, __ 4[ilng ] -' - [=o market responsibilities mo00o Big Stone County's Board of Commissioners met last Tuesday, dis- cussing employee responsibilities at the county's Family Service Center with the agency's director Dan Hanratty. Maximus. a consulting firm, was brought in to help with these concerns, and had been working with Hanratty on the issue. "What if we went up to the high- way garage and said we're going to give a raise to five out of ten people," asked Chairman Richard Lane. "This is sort of what we did with family sex:- vices." Hanratty stated it would be equi- 5"; at MBV they do. Ais, eJlrups, cal counties, conliLs  throu sociith Resi tom of the No action .nt many equity issue, tltions and k on to he will be tryia Sl si st?$ ithSen  too close to .'ldll00l I" Engineer NickNl[--- " 4 CmmissE O1 one county00 other farme s dRches and a,,, then he wou!dj Anderson JJilmUl lf ou ha THIS COLUMN SPONSORED BY HEDGE & HERBERG " ..... TRUCKING P.O. BOX 98, BIG STONE CITY, 57216 PH. 862-8143 COLLEEN & GAYLE HEDGE, OWNERS table to adjust pay scales for all social more strictly service employees, and Lane added he of-ways and f dcue lli gh /L ui b felt a higher wage should be given to addedthes tatc'e't'masimulaimint Thursday visitors of Wally and Lois social workers since they were being the same si Be n am o s Ulg Larson. underpaid in comparison to other some areas clF: 'ra'rce; Brent I_,arson of Alex and Micheile county workers, fields which Wtt,: (;aes .... .. . ,,Xcr. oU ' Williamson of Wahpeton were week- Hanratty also said the social service mtcnes, tii', " " By Margret Stueckrath 8:46 am weighing 5 lb 15 oz. Joyce Norby and Hakon and Mavis end visitors at the home of his parents employees take on more responsibility 'There .areff/. Phone 568-2430 Grandparents are Butch and Nicky Nielsen were supper guest at the Rob Wally and Lois Larson. On Sunday since there are no supervisors other county' An Mrs. Nyland Larson was not (Senkbeil) Larsen of Scottsdale and and DorothyJackson home in Twin am Brent, Michelle, Wally and Lois than the director, though in other some eople deJ present when her name was called for Grey and Jan Gropel of Laverne. Brooks, SD. attended the service put on by the counties similar in size to Big Stone does." $100. on Wednesday, March 6 at the Great-grandparents are Lloyd and Ashton Kittelson spent Saturday Agape singers at the Louisburg County, there are as many as three It was ag Bellingham Community Day drawing. Vicky Larsen of Bellingham and with her great-grandmother Betty Church. Jim Schake was an additional supervisors in the department. March 13 the drawing will be for Germaine Senkbeil of Minnetonka. " Hanson. Sunday afternoon visitor at the Larson "Administrative reponsibilties are that rules regli $100. Gladys Schake attended the funeral "Cindy Kittelson and friend Chris home. Birth Announcement services for Hazel Dallman at the Zion took Betty Hanson to Club 7-75 on Run and Joleen Van Hoorn, Lucas one issue," he said, 'Employees are ditches shouldi Word was received from United Methodist Church on Feb. 28. Wednesday Feb. 2glh for her birthday, and Chandler were Tuesday evening not given credit for all prevent ;i Scottsdale, Az that Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gropel are the proud parents of twin girls that arrived Feb 28, 2002. Katie Madison arrived at 8:43 am, weighing 5 lb 12 oz and Megan Grace arrivedat I .h rlie Insurance and save on your hcne and car. i hen you buy your life .insurance from us through Auto-Owners Insurance, you'll receive special dis- counts on your home, mobile home or car We'll save you money. As an independent Auto-Owners agent, we take great interest in you - as well as your home and car. We are specialists in insuring people - and the things they own. Life Home Car Business Kindt Agency, Inc. .. 113 NW First Street Ortonville, MN | " Located In the CenBank building Phone 320-839-6145 I IIII Alice Stolpman and Gladys Schake visited with Evelyn Larson and Minnie Schellberg at "Northridge Friday afternoon March 1 st. Sunday evening visitors at the Edwin and Marilyn Goetsch home were Mrs. Terry Heller, Kim and Tim, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Streich of Madison. The Walter Homemakers and their spouses enjoyed a belated Valentine dinner at the "City Limits" in Milbank on Sunday March 3rd. Those Harvey and lila I'lathe, relatives and friends helped Morgan Plathe celebrate her 6th birthday on March 2 at the home of John and Mari Plathe. Lila Plathe spent some time at the home of Agnes Plathe Tuesday, March 5th and also visited with Agnes' daughter Joan Thompson who is spending the week visiting her mother. Grandsons Lucas and Chandler were Wednesday overnight and callers at the Wally and Lois Larson home. Saturday Ronnie Nelson played pool with Tom Peters, Jamie Peters and Orlin Berge and spent some time visiting with Amy an old friend from St. Paul. Tuesday Ronnie Nelson had dinner with Lawrence Schmieg Annie and Deric Rademacher. Ronnie Nelson and Eugene Schmieg play cards on Thursday and " I I | attending included Rosetta Beutler and Kenneth Hodeen; Pastor and Irene Friedrich; Edwin and Marilyn Goetsch; George and Pat Krakow; Melvin and Carol Maatz; Walter and Marion Maatz; Hubert and Meranda Redepenning; Lyle and Rose Wittnebel. Following the meal Secret Pal Valentines were exchanged. Wayne Norby of Starbuck visited on Saturday at the Wally and Joyce Norby home. Sunday March 3rd Wally and on 00larch 13th! -,-e .... . , - ii: -.  " .'4:i':"x.:'x" 4 SIZES OF STORAGE AREAS: 5'x10' "10'xl0' 10'x20' 10'x30' 2000 Pontiac Montana -" Fully Loaded - 35,000 Miles - 1998 Chew Silverado Z71 Richard and Nancy AnnetL Owners Phone.(320) 839-2469 or (605) 432-6443 HIGHWAY 75 NORTH ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 I Extended Cab PRO l:i Kevin Beckstrmtd 12 Page 6  INDEPENDENT