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W Graz!ng acreage for Bmon use at BS refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife They... "they" being the establish- ment...say that officiating doesn't decide the outcome of a ball game. As for the Trojans gallant effort in the Class IA State Championship last Saturday with Southern Christian, we beg to differ! And we're happy to see that Trojan Coach Kyle Kirkeby had back-bone enough to express similar feelings! Definitely, the "best" team did not win that title, as Kyle stated and never have we seen such lousy officiating at a state tour- ney. One of the worst calls happened right in front of us in the third quar- ter. Derek Rieck had grabbed an offensive rebound right under the bucket. He pumped once, then shot and scored and was definitely fouled in so doing. A referee was right in front of us...only a few feet away and he was about to call a foul, when the other heck of a long way from the action and with players in between...blew his whistle to call Rieck for traveling...voiding the bas- ket. And this was but one of many bad calls, in addition to many fouls on us that were not called! True, it wasn't the official who caused the injury to Ross Wiegman, which hurt our chances to win, but with the loss of Pete Ross due to several unheard of fouls, the Trojans chances nar- rowed to near nothing! Regardless, what a gallant effort this team dis- played, from season's start to the end, going further than any other team in our school's history. All of you play- ers, coaches, students, cheerleaders and great fans can-hold your heads high for a most highly successful sea- son.! What fun it was!! THANKS A MILLION!! ***** Another small worlder! Upon returning from the state cage tourney Saturday, we stopped for some refresh- ments at the Delano Dairy Queen. Standing next to us was a nice-looking young Service's (Service) Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge (Odessa) is announcing the availability of 120 acres of tall grass prairie habitat for use by semi-domesticated bison during June 3 through Sept. 15, 2002. Bison have been placed in this area during the last two summers to facilitate public outreach/educational objectives and to evaluate the use of native herbivory for management of prairie habitats. The Service has determined that this 120 acre area can support 23 to 32 bison. Grazing will be authorized within this area through the issuance of a Special Use Permit by the Service and a tee will be required. Bison ranchers that are interested in this opportunity need to contact Brett Wehrle, Project Leader of Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, by April 30, 2002 (Phone: 320/273- 2191). Win/Loss 24-Mar-02 Date change for school board mtg. Ortonville's Board of Education will meet in a special session Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the school library to continue its discus- sion of budget reductions for the 2002-2003 school year. This date was changed from last Thursday due to the Trojans' playoff appearance. Opponent Name C-A SpartBns LQPV Eagles  C-G-B Wolverines KMS Fighng Saints Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks Clarke SD Hancock Owls KMS Fghting Saints Witmot Wolves YME Sting Lincoln HI Rebels C-G-B Wolverines Milbank Bulldogs Wheaton Warriors Morris Area Tigers C-A Spartans LQPV Eagles Hancock Owts Milbank Bulldogs Canby Lancers Benson Braves Wheaton Warriors Wheaton Warriors Hancock Owls BBE Jaguars Fergua Falls Hitlcrest Lutheran Academy Red Lake Warriors Pillager Huskies Southwest MN Christian Scheduled Date 30-Nov-01 Sat 04-Dec-01 Wed 06-Dec-01 Fri 13-Dec-01 Fri 20-Dec-01, Fri 27-Dec-01 Fri 03-Jam02 Fri 07-Jan-02 Tue 10-Jan-02 Fri 12-Jan-02. Sun 15-Jan-02, Wed 18-Jan-02 Sat 22-Jan-02 Wed 24-Jan-02 Fri 29-Jan-02 Wed 01-Feb-02 Sat 04-Feb-02 Tue 12-Feb-02 Wed 15-Feb-Q2 Sat 22-Feb-02 Sat 23-Feb-02 Sun 26-Feb-02 Wed 07-Mar-02 Fd 11-Mar-02 Tue 12-Mar-02 Wed 14-Mar-02, Fri 1 g-Mar-02, Wed 22-Mar-02, Sat 23-Mar-02, Sun Scheduled Time Opponent Score Ortonville Trojans Score 7:45 PM 52 57 8:00 PM 39 55 7:45 PM 43 63 7:30 PM 31 53 7:45 PM 57 66 6:30 PM 55 60 8:00 PM 48 63 7:00 PM 32 66 8:00 PM 33 60 3:30 PM 42 60 7:45 PM 69 104 7:30 PM 38 64 7:45 PM 64 49 8:00 PM 56 70 7:45 PM 73 81 7:45 PM 57 64 7:30 PM 62 70 7:30 PM 37 59 7:45 PM 66 55 7:45 PM 55 71 7:45 PM 51 62 7:30 PM 46 58 6:00 PM 40 71 6:00 PM 44 71 6:00 PM 41 65 7:00 PM 56 58 7:00 PM 64 65 3:00 PM 52 61 12:00 PM 66 56 1459 1857 50.31 64.03 Total Points For/Against Average Points For/Against Birding weekend May 4-5 Friends of the Morris Wetland Management District, a non-profit volunteer and advocacy organization, promotes and supports the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Morris Wetland Management District. Its purpose is to educate the community about the Morris Wetland Management District's mission, have fun, meet new people, and enjoy the great outdoors. Friends of the Morris Wetland Management District and Friends of Prairie will host a free guided birding weekend on May 4th and 5th Activities will be centered in Morris at the Morris Wetland Management District office and at the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. Registration will start on Saturday morning, May 4th at the Morris WMD office located four miles east of Morris. Guided bus tours to local birding-hot,spots will leave at noon and return at 5 pm. On Sunday morn- ing, May 5th, bus tours will leave from the same location at 7 am and head southwest to the Big Stone NWR. This tour will visit a number of locations on the trip southwest to the refuge and return to Morris at I pm. Busses, guides, and other activities are all provided at no charge, but reservations must be made by calling the Morris WMD office at 1-800-248- 5868 by April 22, 2002. Guides will be Bob Janssen, who was the editor of The Loon, the Minnesota Ornithologists Union jour- nal for over 35 years and author of two books, Minnesota Birds in 1975 and Birds in Minnesota in 1987; Jerry Bonkoski, the Vice-president of the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union; BridgeiOlson, started the refuge Christmas Bird Count and is the biol- ogist for Big Stone NWR; and Doug man by the name of Doug | Andetton, bornaadralsedin Younn comn00t00 Mary Anderson. Dougisnow "n Morri some on to state livin rn Lffceld,working .... i | S " with a computer company in Ckato. He saw the Ortonville state game and he agreed with us on the poor officiating that may have cost us the victory! Reader Clayton Pyle of Bloomington writes today of a mini- class reunion of four OHS class members of 1949 held in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1952. He writes: "It was a reunion you do not forget--meeting High School class- mates in the Military Service. It was 50 years ago during Mardi-Gras in 1952. Three Ortonville High School classmates (class of 1949), stationed at Camp Rucker, Alabama in the U.S. Army caught a bus to Jacksonville, Florida. The U.S. Army soldiers Marvin Gess, David Jones, and Roger Lundberg went there to meet U.S. Navy Sailor Clayton Pyle who was stationed and training in Jacksonville NAS, Florida. Roger and David now reside in Ortonville. Marvin and Clayton now are living in Bloomington. Treasured moments to remember." ***** Janis Sellin proudly informs us that her son, Bill, with ABM Mgr. in Brookings, SD, did the struc- tural work on the new score- board in Excel Energy Center, St. Paul, where the state high school cage tour- naments were held. Datronics builds the score- boards, but hired Bill and his partner, Mike Hoppe, of ABM as sub-contractors for the steel structure. Former resident and reader Jayne (Kollitz) Buscho, now of Santa Rosa. CA, sends renewal and writes: "Your great newspaper is such a welcome link to Ortonville through the years- in the stores and Medical Center, the local celebrations and activities and in the school with its good teams and great music groups. I have done a lit- tle publishing this year too-a little book of stories in rhyme about ani- mals. Owen suggested I send a copy and here it is. "Pig tales and Humpback Whales" to perhaps read to your grandchildren sometime. Our best wishes tO you, Jeanette and all the staff." Thanks, Jayne, for the complementary book. If any of our local readers want to share in the reading, just let us know, or stop in, we'll pass on the address for Jayne, should you want to order a book from her! Thursday, March 21 in Chokio, Damian was first once again, Christopher fourth and Colby Gimmestad placed second. March 22, Mr. Etrstice and the boys went to Lac qui Parle. John Eustice and Damian were first and Aaron third. The'boys who qualified for state will be traveling to Albany April 6. Damian Pillatzki, Derrick Pillatzki and Christopher Danielson on March 15 went to Morris for some wrestling action. Derrick was the first place winner, Damian second and Christopher placed fourth. On March 19, the same boys went to Barrett. Damian placed first and Christopher placed tburth. PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT No Sales Tax n Save 6o/M,. MNt u, on retail mea custom processing, t or ORTONVILLE, MN 320-839-2653 O rderrsoFr0000ter00i.59 Half AiiH00! ii] BEEF BUNDLES 20 LB. 50 LB. 25 LB. PORK BUNDLE 898.95 $49.95 834.95 Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. i Per Lb. COUNTRY RING ..= __,,, ] DEU SAUSAGE .................. IF o ' HAM ......................... So'9 Locally Grown - Per Lh BEEF QUARTERS or SIDES..' ........... : ........................... S 1.49 LET PIONEER CATER YOUR SPECIAL EVENT WEDDINGS ANNIVERSARIES" REUNIONS * PARTIES Equal to Federally Inspected Plant - Market Your Beef and Pork Anywherel Buff, the founder of the original Big Stone Bird Festival and one of the co- coordinators of the fall Shorebird Workshop held annually at Big Stone NWR. This birding event is sponsored and funded by West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, Prairie Renaissance Project (Morris/Blandin Partnership) and hosted by Friends of the Morris Wetlands Management District and Friends of Prairie. Due to transportation constraints, space will be limited to the first 90 people who pre-register. Pre-registra- tion required by April 22. 2002 for the event. Reserve your space for this free birding weekend by calling the Morris WMD office at 589-1001 or 1-800- 248-5868. 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