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Good old days in the Ortonville area i I' I II DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent ca of Louisburg, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmierbach of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Thompson of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alberts of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dawson Jr. of Ortonville. IT WAS SOMETIME IN THE 1980s when this photo was taken, showing a change of ownership at Hoxtell's Dray, from founder Dan Hoxtell, at right, to his son, Jim, at left. Dan passed away in 1990. 10 YEARS AGO March 25, 1992 Dr. Bryan Delage of Fargo signed a contract Friday to begin his medical practice at the Ortonville Hospital later this summer. Adelman Dairy Farms, William Stallman, Dessonville Dairy Farm and Brehmer. Dairy were the award winners" at the Big Stone-Lac qui Parle DHIA banquet. Five have filed for the two openings on the Ortonville School Board. Those who have filed are Jerry Hanratty, Doug Kingsley, Sherrie Frauenshuh, James Nelson and Barb Wiese. Lila Benson, Big Stone County Assessor, by action o f the state 6f Minnesota Board of Assessors, on March 16, 1992, received the designation of Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor. 25 YEARS AGO March 16, 1977 This issue featured an arti- cle on Eugene and Pat O'Neill and St. Patrick's Day. Workers are presently tak- ing down houses on Third Street to make room for a city parking lot. Full time construction workers are now building the new 74 bed nursing home in Ortonville. The weatherman blessed this area with nearly seven inches of moisture. Marge Olson took over this week as Ortonville's tempo- rary Civic and Commerce sec- retary. Jerry and Becky Parker Were featured in the Know Your Merchant series. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Athey of Big Stone City are the par- ents of a boy born at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO April 3, 1952 The roads and weather failed to stop a large number of area people to attend the open house at the new hospital Sunday. The senior class will pre- sent the play "Mountain Justice" Friday, April 4. United Protestant Good Friday services will be held from 1 until 3 at the Orpheum Theater in Ortonville. This issue featured an arti- cle on Dr. Charles Bolsta. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Gutzman of Odessa, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Donald French of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. John Coulter of Bellingham, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Letrud 70 YEARS AGO March 10, 1932 Madison defeated the Ortonville boys' basketball team in the first game of the district tournament. School Board to cut teach- ers' salaries in 1932-1933 by five percent, was decided at their meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. Laura Saeger was honored as a distinguished student at Valparaiso University. Township elections were held throughout the county on Tuesday. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thompson of Rosholt, S.D. at the Ortonville Hospital. f" This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring - Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MH 56278 320-839-2631 Bellingham/Louis6urg under age 21. Any adult, age 21 or I I I By Margret Stueckrath .......... Plum, $68-2450 The Bellingham American Legion Aux held their monthly meeting on Monday-March 4th with 13 members and one visitor present. Pres Terry called the meeting to order with the Pledge to our Flag. Sang the first stanza of the National Anthem. The chaplain gave a prayer and we recited our preamble. Pres Terry gave us 12 tips for a positive attitude. The secretary's report was read and approved. The treasurer's report was read and approved. They were placed on file. Pres Terry asked for all bills. The correspondence was read. The Pres then asked for any committee reports. Marion reported on membership. We have reached our goal. A pin was given to Terry in honor of reaching our goal. Joyce Norby gave her report on Girl Starer. Margret asked everyone to save their canceled stamps and turn them in by the end of the month. Each member was asked to bring something for the Food Shelf in honor of the Legion's birthday. There was a good turn out of articles. Our next meeting will be on the 1st of April. - Our reports have to be completed and sent in the the State office by April 15th. The Bellingham Fire Department annual Easter Bingo will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm. St. Paul's Church supper was held March 12. Aux baked Chicken supper on Friday April 19 with the proceeds going to the Girl's Stater Fund. Get well cards were sent to Dorothy Vangsness' husband Bud in i II the hospital in Cities, Bill Giese, and " enjoyed  birthday cake with Joan Strei, , MorrieHoffman:'-  ................ ",'dRonnie'Nelson played pool with Pres Terry lit two candles in Me0men.and Frank Bergerson on memory of all the Veterans that were killed in Afghanistan. Motion made and seconded to adjourn. We closed with a hymn and the chaplain gave a prayer. The servers for April will be Dorothy Jorgenson and Dorothy Vangsness. Pres Terry thanked the servers for March: Lila and Margret. The door prize was won by Joyce Letrud. The men joined us for lunch and birthday cake. It being the Legions birthday we sang Happy Birthday to them. Secretary Betty Hanson Paul Volkenant was not present when his name was called for $100 on Wednesday, March 13 at the Bellingham Community Day Drawing. Wednesday, March 20 the drawing will be for $100. Ron and Joleen Van Hoorn, Lucas and Chandler were Saturday eve and Sunday visitors at the Wally and Lois Larson home. Saturday they all attended Ron's grandmother Evelyn Van Hoorn's birthday party at the Super 8 Motel in Milbank. Wally and Lois Larson met Brent Larson and Michelle Williamson at the Minnewaska School and attended the Ortonville-Hancock basketball game on Monday evening. After the game they enjoyed supper at the Waters Edge in Starbuck. Gladys Schake attended St. Paul's Church supper on Tuesday, March 12. Gladys Schake joined relatives and friends to wish Minnie Schellberg happy birthday on Wednesday, March 13 at Northridge in Ortonville. Ronnie Nelson and Betty Nelson Monday and Tuesday. Loulsburg Lorraine Sorenson attended funeral services for Tracy Rebehn at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Madison on Sunday afternoon. Ramifications of alcohol sale to youth We all care deeply about our children. They are our greatest hope and joy. Nothing we do should put them in harms way. We have been asked to share Information about two new state laws that offer additional protection for our children. DID YOU KNOW? Adults can be sued if they provide alcohol to someone under 21? The minimum drinking age in the United States is 21. In Minnesota, if adults provide alcohol to someone under 21 (not their own child), they could: Go to Jail Be Fined Be Sued Two laws led to these consequences.: 1 ) Kevin's Law provided for criminal felony charges (jail and/or fine) for providing alcohol to someone under 21 (if harm or death resulted). 2) The Civil Cause of Action Law was passed to discourage adults " from providing alcohol to anyone ,JAR EL. Support Our OHS TROJANS with a FROJAN TOWEL CHEER ON THE TROJANS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH AN .ORANGE AND BLACK TROJAN TOWEL Available at The Ortonville Independent office Proceeds will be /V,,,..',.,xOtlrS donated --,-w t'or The to OHS student -- organizations. AIRBORNE was the title of fifth Elementary School Science Fair, last Extension report older, can be held liable if the intoxicated underage individual causes damage to themselves, others, or property, if the adult: a) Provided alcohol to someone under 2 I. ' b) Had control over the premises and knowingly or recklessly permitted such consumption. We care about you and your family. Share this with others and take care of your family and friends. Rifle club to meet Thurs., March 21 The Big Stone Lake Rifle Club will meet at the county museum on Thursday March 21,2002, at 7 PM. Several items will be discussed. All club members are asked to attend Club members are reminded that dues for 2002 are due on May 1 w Check out our web site at N ww.ortonviUeindependent.com ] John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 COULD A GLOBAL FARMING NETWORK BRING ECONOMIC POWER TO FARMERS? Dick Levins, economist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, prepared the material below, success A network of farmers from throughout the world working together to build economic power is an interesting alternative to the rivalry and competitiveness we now see among farmers of different countries. Farmers around the world have at least one thing in common: they must deal with multinational firms to sell their products and buy many of their inputs. Growth and competition in agribusiness are not restricted to any one country. We continue to think of large grain companies and other large multinational corporations as U.S. corporations, but their home base is the world, not any single country. Farmers continue to identify themselves as being from one country or another, and to see their principal competition as coming from other countries, Levins says in a recent vast agr paper presented at Grain World 2002 n Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am especially saddened to see the NEW animosity between farmers in my own ARE .... country and in Canada. : ' And the rivalry, between farmers in the U.S. and those in South America over soybean exports is another example of a process that will calling eventually destroy both. Farmers, in night. my view, should see themselves mana primarily as farmers when they are damage, conducting business matters and find other ways to honor their countries of U of M origin. We might write off the prospect of * 865 " a global farmer network that builds many economic power rather than global * competition that.reduces power as a soil dream. 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