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BSC 6th graders enjoy overnighter On Monday, March 18th, nine Big Stone City 6th graders spent an overnighter at the Bonanza Education Center to experience the great outdoors. The students built snow shelters. went snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and sliding. This was the students" first exposure to snow shoeing and cross countu' skiing. They enjoyed themselves very much. THE BIG STONE CITY 6th graders experienced cross country skiing for the first time. Left to right: Ramsey Roscoe, Matt Behlings, Luke Koval, Matyas Sundheim (Bonanza Associate Coordinator), Jamie Brandt, Kayla Devorak, Caitlin Henderson, Lauren Smith, Micaela Rausch, and Amy Laskowske. Bellingham/Louisburg By Margret Stueckrath Phone 568-2430 Mrs. Wayde Weber was present when her name was called for $100 on Wednesday, March 20 at the Bellingham Community Day Drawing. Wednesday, March 27 the drawing will be for $20. Adeline Rudnick spent two weeks visiting with her three sisters, Marie, Mable and Cecelia and other relatives in the Twin Cities. Sunday Ronnie Nelson traveled to Big Stone City for an afternoon drive. Tuesday Ronnie Nelson helped Borgerson Trucking with freight. Frank Bergerson and Mel Oman joined Ronnie for games of pool and whist. Friends and relatives gathered at the Zion United Methodist Church Wednesday March 20 for the funeral of Gladys Schake. On Sunday, March 3rd, Dick and Sue Ohm and Arlene Karels started on tile first leg of their vacation by heading to Bloomington. There they had a bon voyage party at Jim and Dee Ohm's. Present were Dawn and Brad Violette; Ryan and Jennifer Larson, James and Jack; Glenn and Sherry Mork. and Alyssa; Jessica Mork and Nick Worden; Bridget Ohm; Roger and Darnell Hanson and grandson, Cody; and Don and Pat LaForte. On Monday, the "grown- ups" and Sammie Ohm and Cody Hanson spent the afternoon at the Mall of America. Early Tuesday morning, Jim took Dick, Sue and Arlene to the airport for the second leg of their trip which was to the Phoenix area. While there, they stayed with David and Ethel Klepel and Elmer and Irene Goetsch. Evelyn Grieger was also staying at the Goetschs. They also visited with Doug and Jo Goetsch and family; Rolland and Kathy Brandt; and Lloyd and Caroline Bran&. Side trips were made to Tombstone and the gun fight at O.K. Correl; Nogales, Mexico; and San Xavier Mission near Tucson. The Klepels and the Ohms also made a trip to Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. Karen Buckmann joined the group on March 12. The next leg of Arlene's and the Baby boy born to Lantis, Witlock Eric Lantis and wife Stacy Witlock of Sartell announce the birth of their son, Cody Douglas Lantis. Cody weighed 7 Ibs., 4 oz. and was 20 inches in length when he was born at St. Cloud Hospital on March 5, 2002. His grandparents are Becky Witlock (Ackerman) of Graceville, Doug Witlock of Aberdeen, SD and Jeff and Kathie Lands of Big Stone City, SD. Cody also has four great grandmothers, Ardella Ackerman of Selby, SD, Anne Witlock of Java, SD, Marge Lantis of Big Stone City, SD and Rose Henderson of Lake Mills, Iowa. i Ortonville Independent Poll Results What do you think high schoolstudents of the cheers? Like them 54% Think they're funny 18% don't like them 10% uncalled for 18% 67 total votes Check out the new poll every week at and cast your vote i i iii QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORTONVILI., MN 320-839-2357 ta Certified 1: Clocaker - Watchmaker Call After 6 p,m. for Estimates "Ohm's trip was suppose to be on March 14 for their flight back to Minnesota: however, Mother Nature gave them a couple of extra days in Phoenix due to a snow storm and canceled flights. Finally, on Saturday, the 16th, they were able to fly to Minnesota. Jim met them at the airport. Saturday evening, everyone who attended the Bon Voyage party plus Dana Hanson and friend Ken: Angela Hanson and friend Mike and his daughter, Chaz: and Matt Mork celebrated Samantha Ohm's first birthday. On Sunday. the 17th, Arlene, Dick and Sue took the final leg of their trip by coming back to Bellingham. They stopped in Monte and had lunch with Quentin Ohm. The weather was beautiful in Arizona and it was hard to come back to 19" of snow! Louisburg Patricia Anderson of Milan was a Sunday afternoon visitor of her parents Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson. i i Luxury Pkg!. CD. GMC Rebates S to C00vl ca00S 00Bvo00s 0000ut00onllt" SUPER SO.EClIONII Big Stone Early Childhood programs in full swing Last Thursday, March 21, 15 preschoolers were screened at Big Stone City School, The screening is provided as a service to parents to help them see how their child is developing in comparison to other children of the same age. The screening is helpful in locating any children who may be experiencing a delay in a developmental area. If a delay is detected, activities can be recommended to help the child catch up. With the preschool screening #657 COMPARE!! THE BIG STONE SIXTH GRADERS opportunities that the Bonanza Education learning environment! Pictured makin Coordinator, Matyas Sundheim (far Koval, Ramsey Roscoe, Lauren Smith Cail Devorak, Amy Laskowske, and Micaela shelter. behind them, the next Early meet with Childhood activity for Big Stone 8:30 - 9 School is registering for kindergarten. AM Kindergarten roundup has been Big scheduled for Friday, April 19th. Parents and their children should year old plan to come at 9 AM. however, more school personnel will be available to please "DREAM" UMITEB CRUISFJ00 IN DODGE RAM 4X4'S 01 1 ton Quad Cab, Cummins Diesel, 6 spd 01 1/2 ton Quad Cab, SLT, leather, CD, Dk. 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