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na Adolphson retires from nwest Bank after 41 years than 41 years in the Donna Adolphson. at Minnwest Bank is keys to enjoy retire- have been a number the banking business including the transi- bank's name from State to Norwest. then Bank. (nee Kruse) graduated ie High School in 1957. the bank doing book- ' of 1958. Through the worked in various posi- teller and customer only taken a couple of to raise her chil- Ken were married of 1959, and reside in pair have three sons- 1 Mark of Edina, Mike of Hopkins and Kenneth Jr., who lives in Willmar. Adolphson also has five grandchil- dren. Although she has no special plans after retirement, Adolphson says she will be staying in the area. where she enjoys gardening, fishing and spend- ing ume with her grandchildren. "Time has just flown by," she says. "I'll miss the people and the work, but l'm looking forward to the free time." Stop in and bid Donna farewell at an open house Wednesday, March 27 at the bank from 2:00 p,m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. See ad from Minnwest Bank else- where in this issue saluting Adolphson for her many years of dedicated ser- vice. IStay off lake icet[ ing snow, slippery roads cause accndents in area the intersection of Pacific Ave. and Second Street near the Ortonville Hospital. Sheriff's Department records stated a 1988 Ford pickup, driven by Gwen Oswood, 49 of Ortonville, was travel- ing down the hill when it was struck from behind by a 1997 Buick Lesabre. The driver of that vehicle was Vidella Roschen, 43 of Ortonville. No injuries were reported in this incident, and a combined damage of $3,000 to the two vehicles was esti- mated in police records. Not long after, a one vehicle acci- dent occurred on Highway 7 one mile south of Ortonville. Department records stated a 1992 Olds Achieva, driven by 16 year-old Riley Sammon of Odessa, left the slip- pery roadway and entered the ditch. Sammon was uninjured and the vehicle received no damage. State Patrol records indicated shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, a one vehicle accident involving David Demars, 60 of Grand Forks, ND occurred along Highway 7 approxi- mately 14 miles north of Ortonville. Only minor injuries were reported to Demars after his vehicle left the roadway due to slippery conditions. Ortonville Police Chief Curt Hormann stated three other minor accidents occurred Thursday after- noon. All were blamed on the slippery and snowy conditions, and only light damage was reported to each vehicle. burst of winter weather, Thursday morning and the early hours of eight and ten snow throughout the High winds Thursday several motorists strand- roads that day it busy. both the city's police Big Stone County had all its avail- accidents and and were unable to request for assistance patrol for an accident reported accident just after noon, at Farm Credit Services : than $6,900 toward in southeastern and west central ntry Farm Credit donates to local food pantries TIlE BI(; S'i'()Ni,; llEAI:rll ('ARE i,'()[iNi)ATI()N CORi)IALIA' INVITES Y()U T() Branch office made the Browns Valley ig Stone Co. Food This is the 12th FCS has donated efforts. Glne$ l] region's only fasino with Craps, Roult, tt and Pokt, d. "As an agricultural cooperative, we feel that helping to provide food for those in need is a good way to give something back to the communities in which we do business," said Don Wenell, Chief Executive Officer of AgCountry FCS. Graceville Branch Manager, Tim Hanson, commented, "Giving to local Bags Grand Prize Giveaway Wednesday, March z7 Drawings for cash from 6.1opm Win $1o,ooo Instantlyl Three Great Dining Choices! food pantries ;s one a e can c)n- licn and more than 2fX) employees lm to-share our gooci tonune 'with- ......................................... ......... f TIle 'Orto'nuille" Fine Dining at Seven Fires All-You-Can-Eat Lunch & Dinner Buffet nd Cocktails in the Lounge Little River Band LIVE! April lz those in need." AgCountry Farm Credit Services offers farm real estate, operating and equipment loans and leases and a vari- ety of financial and farm management services to 7000 members in North Dakota and Minnesota. The company, headquartered at 1749 38th Street SW in Fargo. has assets of over $950 mil- Exit 1 off i-Z9 on the North and South Dakota border 1.800.DAKOTA 5 dakotamagic., .Independent For all your printing neeas call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 email- mail @ ortonvilleindependent .COrn Check out our web site at www. ortonvilleindependent com j -! Ill II Sa00onl00me @ "No PI00" l urdreds of dx:'usards ,,d farralies are sa, money with Amo-Ownets I for their home ard nxi home lxotectk Stop inandask us qualiw tion, wida o flexible t'ent plans ard "No PrOtein" chim service. II I I Kindt Agency, Inc. Engaged Karianna Swigerd and Rome Wiegman of Graceviile announce their engagement. Karianna is the daughter of Mark Swigerd of Ortonville and Karen Tillman of Wilmot. Rome is the son of Dan and Carol Wiegman of Graceville. An April 27, 2002 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Parish in Graceville. Grandparents are Mary and John Huisman, Karen and Ray Davis, Bob and Marlys Swigerd, Delbert and Lorraine Wiegman. -- I---- I I l II Remember! Want Ads Get Results Cross-Cultural Adventure: A South Dakota Family in China by Lyle D. Olson It's a Small World: Mar. 18, 2002 Our first Friday night in Kunming was like being in small- town, northeastern South Dakota. We were walking toward Teresa's Pizza and saw Teresa from Canada, one of the foreign teachers. At the restaurant we met an American boy Aaron's age who lives close. After eating we went next door to Paul's Shop, which caters to westerners. Kevin was there. From Australia, he's one of the teachers I work with. A few minutes later, Ray walked in, another American who teaches here. An American woman and her Dutch husband, who shared their table with us at a crowded Kentucky Fried Chicken a few days earlier, were also in the store. Later back at the apartment, Alyssa was still marveling at how she could be in city of about one million (the urban area) and 3.8 million (with the "suburbs") and run across so many people she knew. She looked out the window and said, "we've seen everyone we know except Qinwei?' Seconds later Gwen and Alyssa saw a familiar dog on the walking bridge followed by Qinwei. That evening, Gwen, Aaron and Alyssa saw more than half of the people they knew here. Two days later we went to a church service for westerners. The young woman in froni of us, Karen, was from Marshall, Minn. A phys- ical therapist starting a non-profit organization in Guizhou, a neigh- boring province, she was in town for a conference. Sitting next to Karen was an older woman we had seen at Walmart the previous evening. From England, she "is a physical therapist working with lepers in Kunming. We had a delightful lunch with them at Wei's Pizzeria. Kevin and his wife, Erica, had told us about an American doctor who makes housecaiis and likes to he paid with U.S. chocolate (Snickers and Mars bars). Guess who opened and closed the service that Sunday-the American M.D. He and two of his children, including a lO-year-old daughter, were also at Wei's. Five days later, Alyssa stayed overnight with her new friend, Nichole. The following Sunday, Aaron found out about a weekly youth group he is attending now. We share meals during the week with a fascinating group. Teresa, born in England, has taught in Poland and Vietnam. Kevin and Erica, a delightful couple with four grandchildren, run a master's degree program at Yunnan Normal. Ray, from Ohio, has taught in Ecuador, Guatemala, Korea and Mexico. Although he has been in Kunming only since October, he is a walking encyclopedia of knowl- edg.e about the city and speaks and writes Chinese. There's also Fredrik from Sweden, Ian and Jane from England, Karen from Kentucky and Jane from Vermont. We spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon with Terry from England, his wife Bei, a Kunming native, and one of their daughters. We came here to learn about China. In the process we are also learning about and from a wonder- ful mix of people. Our world has gotten much smaller in the past few weeks. (Note: Although we saw a lot of westerners that Friday night and have regular contact with non- Chinese, on many excursions around the city, we'll see thousands of Chinese and only one or two westerners, if any at all.) I INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] 7: H0rs d' oeuvres, punch and w will be served. Entre Choices: Prime Rib- Stuffed Cornish Hen. Bavarian Boneless Pod[Lore There will be a short program before dinner. Dinner music will be provided for your enj0ymenL Dance music will be provided by Swingtime Band. The Dance will be open to the public for a $5.00 donation per person. Because of liability concerns, for those who desire an alcoholic beverage other than wine or beer, set ups will be available on a B.Y0.B. basis. OOA00 Please call The Big Stone Health Care Foundation Office at (320) 8394135 or e.mail bshcf@info-linLnet. All proceeds will go to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation Advertising sponsored by Mirmwest Bank and The Ononvillc Independent I 19, 2002 ;a INDEPENDENT Page 3