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i verl Onwireless Authorized Retailer Is Here. BIG STONE CELLULAR S00et HARRY'S 888-839-3265 ,bank, SO.605-432-5091 Apple*on [X,3204894465 Good old days in the Ortonville area THE LATE JOE PETRICK, at right, was a popular rural mail carrier for many years out of the Ortonville Post Office. Here you see him delivering some mail to Penny and young Bonnie Sitter. FOR THE WEEK OF March 16, 2010 10 YEARS AGO March 14, 2000 Steve Hagen of Montevideo is carrying on the tradition of treating the customer right as he takes over the reins of Ortonville Auto and Supply, formerly owned by Glenn Nelson of Ortonville. The firm will now be named Hagen's Ortonville Auto and Supply. Sonja Roiger is the new branch manager at the Ortonville Public Library, beginning March 13. Ortonville High School students can be seen on Pioneer Public Television's Academic Challenge program this Sunday afternoon, March 19, at 4 p.m. These programs will continue to air through May featuring many area high schools competing in this Knowledge Bowl type contest. The cause is yet unknown in a garage fire at the Jimmie and Carol Lane residence along Highway 7 north of Ortonville late Wednesday evening. Lost in the garage were a 1957 Pontiac, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala belonging to Dave Karn, several tools, chain saws and car parts. 25 YEARS AGO March 13, 1985 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Ortonville has earned national recognition for outstanding quality performance for the fifth consecu- tive year by winning Pepsi-Cola Company's prestigious Premier Caleb Bradham Award. First Baptist Church of Ort0nville, located at 605 N. Minnesota St., burned its mortgage note on Sunday, March 10. The note was on the present building being used by the church. Hiring of a new deputy, Marlow Jacobson, 20, of Halstad, for the .Big Stone Couraty Sheriff's Department was approved by the Big Stone Countty Board of Commissioners at it,s regular meet- ing, March 6. Northern Naturall Gas Company is still awaiting wordl on a permit to construct a natural g[as distribution system that will se:rve Ortonville and other area townss. The following births were recorded at the Ortomville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brown of Ortonvillee, and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Garry Hughes of Milbank. 50 YEARIS AGO March V7, 1960 Fred Grosenicl, k, owner of Grosenick's Clothing announces an organization changm in that firm with.Ivan Stern purc'hasing stock in the recently incorporated business. Danny Hoxtelll's beautiful Arabian horse has h)een named the top state horse art the Arabian Association banquett in Hutchinson last Sunday. Starting April 2-nd, Ortonville stores will remairn open every Saturday night thromghout the sum- mer months. Charlotte Skoog of Graceville was the winner cof the county spelling contest. The following births were recorded at the Ortomville Hospital: a girl to Mr. andd Mrs. Albert Thorson of Clintom, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lindholm of Ortonville, a boy tm Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wollschlag;er of Big Stone City, SD, a boy to, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Keller of Big Stone City, SD and a girl to Mr. aand Mrs. Ervin Mikkelson of Ortonwille. 70 YEARIS AGO March 144, 1940 A Model "A" Fmrd, stolen from Bill Klapel, Odessa,, during the bas- DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files of the Ortofivilio Ir'lependent ketball games here Friday night, was found abandoned in Milbank Monday and returned to the owner. No trace has yet been found of the person or persons stealing the car. U.S. Army engineers are hold- ing up the construction of a fishway over the control work because they won't ok the plans because they are afraid that the proposed fishway will interfere with the flowage of water over the dam. Starting this Friday, pupils in the local school will have Easter vaca- tion for a couple weeks. School will be out until Tuesday after Easter, March 26. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stotesbery of Clinton and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clausen of Big Stone City, SD. f This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & lResidential Wiring - Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonwille, MN 56278 320-839-2631 Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg " Wilbert Volkenant and daughter of Minneapolis attended the funeral of his brother-in-law Norbert Berndt at St. Charles Church in Big Stone on Saturday forenoon March 6, 2010 and visited his brother Alfred at Fairway View apartment in Ortonville in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher Taylor and Travis, were Friday evening March 5 guests at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville to celebrate Mrs. Wildung's birthday. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Henrich and Hannah of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Moen and Carter of Milan, Tanner Radermacher and Michelle Amundson of Moorhead and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wildung and family of rural Bellingham. Brenda Davis and sons Connor and Landon of Sioux Falls spent Thursday, March 4 until Sunday, March 7 at the home of her parents Ray Schuelke's. Alan Schuelke of Montevideo was a weekend guest. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke attended the funeral of Norbert Berndt at St. Charles Church in Big Stone on Saturday forenoon March 6, 2010. Mrs. Joe Karels and Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg attended the Legion Auxiliary meeting in Bellingham on Monday evening March 1. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schwarz and sons Daniel and Isaac of New Ulm were March 5 weekend guests at the Lawrence Millerbernd home. Andy Karels of Savage spent a week at the A Karels home in Rosen. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Montag of Milbank and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pillatzki enjoyed a week vacation and cruise to western Caribbean and returned home on Monday, March 8, 2010: Sunday, March 7, guests at the Bernard Pillatz-ki home in honor of his 85th birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pillatzki and Jack of Ames, IA, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Nelson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Brenden Van Sambeek and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pillatzki and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard rtw'e aS n'mny Americanwomen aS breast cancer each year. ofthLs disease. VISIT IW  i.,--N ,, , ,i ,i, H i Pillatzli and family all of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Timmerman of Sioux Falls, Fr. Bob Goblirsch, family of Tom Pillatzki's. Andy Karels of Savage was a Tuesday, March 9 afternoon visitor at the home of his sister Mrs. Gene Pillatzki. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman were Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6 guests at the Jeff La Canne home in Windom and enjoyed watching their grandsons in sport games. Mrs. Glen Radermacher of Ortonville and Mrs. Bud Radermacher attended a baby shower in honor of Chad and Kim Spanier in Paynesville on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg attended the 90th birthday party for his aunt Ethel Mongold at St. William's home in Milbank on Saturday afternoon March 6. Mr. and Mrs. Wa]yne Brehmer and Eric and daughteer Amanda of Paynesville were Smnday afternoon March 7 visitors at tlhe Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home andt brought a carry in supper. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle; Fischer and sons of Sleepy Eye were Sunday Feb. 28 guests at the home off her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Dam Rademacher of Redfield, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rademacher were Sunday, March 7 dinner and afternoon guests at the Kevin Rademacher home. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman spent Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6 at the Jeff Lacane home in Windom. Amanda Brehmer of Paynesville spent Saturday March 6 until Monday, March 8 at the WaynLe Brehmer home. Dion Johnson of Paynesville was a visitor during the weekend. ,   Service/ 28Yearsof . Carpet Cleaning 17 Dryers 2 Commercial Dehumidifiers Moisture Detectors . Water Damage Clean-up . Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning , Commercial Ozone Machine for Odor Control Richard & Kerry Fish Milbank, SD 605-432-4072 Big Stone City News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Doug and Connie Sporleder announce their son Craig Sporleder made the Dean's List at the Des Moines Area Community College. Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt had two daughters Tami Young of Sioux Falls and Traci Fonger of Superior, WI come home for the weekend of March 12. Saturday, March 6 Suzann Harmening went to an open house for Ora Mae George in honor of her 90th birthday. It was held at Fairway View. The Breezers and Geezers had a get-together at the Big Stone Community Center on Wednesday, March10. The group welcomes more to attend the get-together held the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday afternoon, March 3 Ruth Torgerson visited Rose Christensen at Northridge. On Thursday, March 4 Ruth Torgerson and Rod Torgerson went to Watson for the funeral of her cousin Jean Lyngen. Annie Haukos had four of her classmates from Ortonville over for a party on Friday evening, March 5. Don Haukos went to Fargo the weekend of March 6 to visit friends. On Saturday, March 6 Marion Larsen went with Bill and Trudy Martig of Clinton to Sioux Falls to see her twin great-grandchildren. The twin's parents are Cassy and Megan Namken. Sandy Hanson went to the Minneapolis area to visit her grandchildren. Jeremy and Julia Smith of Blain had a new baby boy born Monday, March 8 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. His name is Marshall Thomas Smith. Sandy says "he is just gorgeous and perfect". He weighed eight pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Sandy visited Shelia and Steve Unzen and children Summer and Caden of Hugo and Justin and Michelle Smith and Emma and Mason in Monticello. On the whole trip Sandy's parents Bea and Gene Holman were along with. Bea and Gene got acquainted with Marshall, their great-grandson, and visited with other great-grandchildren. i T ,n,e,endentAds Get.oticed ]11 (You re reading this one aren t you?) Let's Be Ready! ~ SAND BAGS AVAILABLE ~ 14"x26" woven poly sand bags with ties 1,000 bags per bale L __ i , 24-HOUR TOLL FREE NUMBER 1-800-55 %6982 1117 Cent Street NORTHERN Bag and Box Company West Fargo, ND-58078 Phone 701.746.6764 e-mail: website: . Imperfect planting costs you money. Precision Planting helps you get it back. 20/20 RowFlow TM makes variable rate and swath control easy and affordable. 20/20 SeedSense gives you more insight than you can get anywhere else. 20/20 AirForce TM automatically adjusts down force to field conditions. 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