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4r  THEY REMEMBER IT WELL! The second Trojan basketball team to enter the state tourna- was the 1955 Ortonville squad and five of those 12 team members still reside in A front page spread on the Ortonville Independent, complete with telegrams, the team well in the state event. Looking over the old Independent volume are mrmer ,ers, from left, Bud Cornelisen, Slim Jurgens, John Fridgen, Dave Hasslen and Rich he regional title wonby the team in 1955 was the school&apos;s first. (photo reprinted the 1982 special souvenir edition) 1 Minnesota bear near record hunters took 4,945 2001 season, nearly record harvest of 4,956 according to Steve of the Minnesota of Natural Resources ur hat- we' re very these results," said DNR's Forest Wildlife "We didn't expect to harvest objective food supply was easily attracted to during years when fall according to Dave research biologist at Forest Wildlife Research Group in , primarily hazelnuts, hunters took to the woods and before the bears started denning, Merchant said. Although two-thirds of the harvest this year occurred in August, Merchant said the effectiveness of the earlier opener was inconclusive. "We couldn't tell if the early opener really contributed to the increased harvest, because normally two-thirds of the bears are taken during the first week of the season, even with a Sept. 1 opener," Merchant said. In another experiment to increase harvest, the bear season limit was increased from one to two in 2001. "We didn't really expect many hunters to take two bears," Merchant said, "but we thought they'd be less apt to pass up a shot at a small bear during the early part of the season." During the 2001 season, 463 hunters, or 10 percent of those who cannot survive unless ouq I Big Stone)Lakiii!} ,.,.  ao  rn. j 11179 Bk of Ortonve lg110 C.E. Brooks Bamk 1597 Weilm, & Tuck Shdver, O'Dotmdl, Bot, lCJm, r'ff Demim: ,Bun0 Dawson, Olson STARK BUILDING 1903 C, eier  (atrt oftl 11197 fire tim took dais emir, block) C. J. Stm'k Hrdw. i9 00000000000000000000000000000000000"00 nomlnat=ons . being taken , ". b!glnning tO end !.d/ " Midwest Cattlemen's Ass ciation . " will be sponsoring their 25th annual Our n, .mi+, 1, m,,al 6: sna'k i+.a, try, 'hv ou j,in._.,.J Bee Princess contest to be held Come get the details & sign up for our community meeting series. " Friday, April 5. All young women who are eligible to participate are encouraged to do so and thus help promote the beef industry. Anyone knowing of someone eligible is invited to submit their name as soon as possible so information may be mailed to them. All contestants must be at least 17 years of age by Dec. 31, 2002 and not more than 20 years of age by Dec. 31, 2002. The girls must be daughters of parents actively engaged in the beef industry. The winner will represent the Midwest Cattlemen's Association during the year at various promotions and parades and will participate in the Minnesota Beef Queen event in Minneapolis in December. Contestants will have a personal interview with the judges and will give an original speech of at least three minutes but not more than five minutes on the topic "Why I Would Like to Represent the Beef Industry". For further information contact Alice Shurb, Louisburg, 320-568- 2443 or 320-598-7688; Mark and Lisa Streich, Nassau, 320-668-2565 or 320-598-7333; John Shurb, Louisburg, 320-568-2435 or at Lac qui Parle Valley High School or Dawson/Boyd High School; Curtis Melby, Canby, 507-277-5607; or Judy Pesek, Taunton, 507-224-2201. The reigning Midwest Beef Princess is Beth Theisen of Canby. Ortonville MN FREE Omm House MeeUna Wednesday 3/20/2 5:30 PM  Wednesday 3/27102 5:30 PM Trinity Lln Church real food.real life.real results. 341 Park Street 20 Weight Watehe International, In owner of the WEIGHT WA'IYHER trademark All rtghL reserved eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee PRINTING ()ur Business THE 0RTONVILLE INDEPENDENT More mainstreet buildings listed on historic register Big Stone County Historical Society volunteers have compiled a history of businesses located through- out the years in Ortonville mainstreet buildings listed on the National Historic Register. A listing is shown here on the buildings located between Madison and Monroe Avenues. Another block in the research of former business places downtown Ortonville is also on the National Register of Historic Sites. After the previous block was printed, the only business that was called in was the office of Dr. Watzke, optometrist, in the upstairs of the Pizza Ranch build- ing. Call the Big Stone County Museum with corrections and omis- sions of any businesses at 839-3359. Gust=v Brwmdmf H=m,t SI Ohton Gnu. Store On. Kth Et=ak Caq. Vma A/km's Evttliotl's l,rowll'll i um= Weis & Tu=i- Vm Allen': totem, Cry& Fmk B,=ber Cycle Shoe= Bag's oma MASONIC BUILDING Etkany Ftmerai Home A.K. Evam Motor sm,y Z Lt > berries, were were successful, actually took two Z Md.,me & Swe=a Dr. L.C. Cage Dodd's B,mk  ;rte MeJXmald Seho .Culver S & B < but better than in bears. Nearly 16,500 hunters had hear > Nell.torn Hrd-*. Onom, il  . , Motor m said. licenses, of which 27 percent were < Drug Prim& Bob's Citinm Cln'iv kamBan Browns P! .L..Von Supply s also related to the successful. This matches the average Ross Ontmvil Wtlltmlmr   man :Aoetri JM  -2lm , :!i.censed hunters, but, bear hunting success rate for the past Z Ontmvil Drug Drddl's  , Toby s Judge Wi .  IS not a simple mat- 10 years. Garshelis said.   Bolsut  i atm-  [ Dr.  D-y's 3br s | ' g the license quota to :'Further analysis of the data and , V " [ Kota ilimm I   Jlr, Cde  C&C [Polly- rharvest. public input will determine whether -< C_.mmlmmn Vatm met),  Pqmr [mamm A.LMoore  Rooms  Ho C)acz ICook- :rs mean more conges- we stick with the earlier opener or the ,Z Drug r.l  ! :1nm care lit rence,, and lower hunt_ two-bear limit," Merchant said. 2ml Flowmby  y_._,_  Dr. LT. Becky's Beamy Fal0r "" Rein- DrCafe mmvtdual,'" Garshelis "Because of the potential for bears to Dr.  Floor Bob ,  [ Otve = - I Obota-   Beamy b='gtr | ', point, increasing the cause serious damage and nuisance --" ' V [lvl=yTtt$ TV I lxmi, [Brot. , Shop ghp Dom3" "IV Slwsl Police t u nters may actually rblems e're auemptin t tabi- ,u&__,,tter r'nor s ua': I  Athletic Dr. Cmods [1 Americaz Sr.a . ; ."row,s s ..... - -" " hze"ahcPliatn"hmi  i ..Dug it ; ............ [Ormm4 [Ck  D.Rmm V='tieal F=mly [Duat' i Farm i Stylm .k,,.I.xt': G='be  ..... Olso's i" !er opener and an year for the past two decades, and is ........................... t m an attempt to now at about 30,000." .:' .,tm,,    mmm mmmmmm,mm,mmmmmmm mmm m mmm i st wthout increasing The 2002 bear season openijag date I r- " ensedbearhunters will be announced by March I. , . . 1 7th .nnual e bear season opens on Additional details and application 2A0u  and 2001 the sea- instructions for hear hunting quota  ug 23 and Aug 22. area licenses wiIl he available by '1 Pheasants Forever re earlier opener was April 1 The application deadline is e hunters more oppor- Friday, May 3. st bears before grouse (or A g'ft, from Goal 00ANNUAL BANQUET e and dusting less done had they known they wouldn't the yard and admiring be here for the tomorrow that we all fussing about-the garden. I'm spending my family and friends mg. Waenever pos- a pattern of expe- not to endure. I'm try- these moments now ything; we use every special ag a pound, getting or the first amaryl- good blazer to the mar- is if I looknrosperous, $28.49 for one small I'm not saving my for special parties, but clerks in the hardware at the bank: "one of these days" grip on my vocatm- hearing, or see and hear and do it what others would've take for granted. I think they would have called family memhers and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever theiz favorite food was. I'm guessing, I'!! never know. It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. AngD. because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. l'm try- ing very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when 1 open my eyes, I tell myself that it is special. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God. From  Best of Times. THE LOWEST AVAILABLE RATEI Loans mts Improvement Loans As LOW ItS [u Loans Any Reason Check .oam cred OK 125% Ji|IlUlU, .. Saturday, March 23rd, 2002 v SIOUX HISTORIC PAVILION - Ortonville, MN CROWING HOUR 5:30 P.M. (BYOB) Beer & Setups Available DINNER 7:00 P.M. T ckets must be purcr 00se, I oy Thursaay, M 00rc]t 21, 2002. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR MEAL TICKETS: $15.00 Serving Prime Rib TICKETS AVAILABLE: O ORTONVILLE: Farmers Co-op Elevator and Peterson Chiropractic ODESSA: Lon Moen CORRELL: Tom's Bar MILBANK, SD: Grant County Implement 19, 2002 INDEPENDENT Page 5