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HOLLY&apos;S WHISPERING ANGELS held their annual pizza and cookie dough fund raiser and raised $555 dollars for the Big Stone County Cancer group. The group would like to give thanks to all who helped with the fundraiser and who purchased items. Pictured above are two members of Holly's Whispering Angels, Niki Mosey, left, and Kelly Gustafson. Musings from the Museum I By Norm Shelsta On this date in the State of Minnesota History Files followed by an event from the Big Stone County History Files: March 24, 1999-The US Supreme Court upholds the rights of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to fish and hunt in ceded lands without 'state regulation, as dictated by an 1837 treaty. March 24, 1955-Ortonville's basketball team prepareS to play in the State Basketball Tournament. March 25, 1963-Karl F. Rolvaag is sworn in as governor, having bealen Elmer L. Andersen by 91 votes in the state's closest gubernatorial election. The recount of the election had taken four months. March 25, 1925-The Temperance Hotel is razed to make room for a shop for the Ortonville Monument Works. Mirch 26, 1857-Inkpaduta (Scarlet Point) and his band of Dakota attack Springfield (now Jackson) in Jackson County. The settlers gather in two cabins to defend the settlement; during the battle one child dies and several adults are wounded. This incident is part of the so-called "Spirit Lake Massacre" (only one death actually occurred at Spirit Lake, IA). The failure of the governmen.t to capture Inkpaduta may have encouraged other Dakota to expect victory to the US-Dakota War of 1862. March 26, 1898-The Odessa Tribune newspaper was printed. March 27, 1905-The Aerial Bridge, spanning the Duluth Ship Canal, carries its first passengers across the harbor inside a carriage suspended from the bridge's framework. The system would be replaced with a lift bridge in 1930. March 27, 1969-$25 Savings Bond is awarded to the winner of an essay written about whether the voting age should be lowered to age 18. March 28, 1992-William Maupins, Duluth's premier civil rights leader, dies. He s.erved as president of the Duluth NAACP chapter, and, when a black family was prevented from moving into a Duluth neighborhood he launched the campaign that led by a city fair-housing ordinance. He also organized a food drive for poor blacks in Mississippi; when white truckers in the South tried to block the shipments, he persuaded Duluth teamsters to deliver the food. March 28, 1903-Clinton Coop Creamery Association was incorporated. MN food drive needs hard push Minnesota's largest yearly food drive has just days to go and is run- ning way behind this year. Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign Coordinator Sue Kainz says this year's goal is to raise a combination of 12 million dollars and pounds of food, to help stock the state's more than 300 food shelves, and that they are only a quarter of the way to that goal.. "People kind of wait until the end, so that's why I guess it's really imPor- tant this last week to ask people, you know, to think about how generous they can be, to remind them that the food shelves really do count on them to 'help them make sure nobody goes hungry in the state of Minnesota." She. says that typically the vast majority of the big gifts come in the last week, so that should help the bot- tom line. Kainz says. that, with such. an increase in demand; this campaign will help the food shelves feed every- one in need. "The need is absolutely huge; a 25 percent increase over 2009, which translates into about a half-a-million more visits to food shelves. The good news is that in 2009 no one was turned away." Kainz says the March campaign represents about half of the food given away at food shelves in any given year, and is intended to stock shelves well into the summer months. Details on how to. contribute are at www.minnesotafoodshare.org or at 888-315-7390. Learn about boxelder syrup at Big Stone Lake State Park Big Stone Lake State Park will host boxelder syrup demonstration March 29, 1998-Ferocious tornado touchdowns strike a dozen communities eastward from Nobles to Wabasha Counties in south-central Minnesota, causing at least one death and numerous injuries, damaging Comfrey and St. Peter, and carrying debris many miles away. March 29, 1880-.Almond Township was organized and the village of Clinton is located in almost the exact center. Malta Township, originally called Myrtle in 1878, changed to Clarksville in January 1880 and to Malta on March 29, 1880. March 30, 1930-Aviatoi" James H. "Jimmy" Doolittl.e, touring, with his Shell Oil Company plane, visits St. Paul. In 1942, Lieutenant Colonel Doolittle of the US Army Air Coprs would command the first air attack on Japan during World War II, leading sixteen B-25 bombers, w.hich had been prepped in St. Paul from the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet. March 30, 1859-John B. Davis, captain of the small stern-wheel boat named The Freighter tried unsuccessfully to get from the Minnesota River to the Red River by trying to get through Big Stone Lake. on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. People of all ages are invited to the programs which start at 3 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.b.oth days. Visitors will be able to experience syruping in action, from tapping a tree to boiling the sap. Boxelder trees are members of the maple fam- ily and although their syrup is less familiar than traditional maple syrup, itis just as sweet and tasty. The programs will be held outside at the park headquarters in the Meadowbrook area of the state park. The Me'adowbroOk area is seven miles northwest of Ortonville, or 17 miles southeast of Beardsley on State Highway 7. A state park vehicle permit ($5 per day or $25 per year) is required for all vehicles entering the park. For more information please contact'park man- ager Jeanne Svendsen at (320) 839- 3663. WORDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD .... (651) 221-9444 smm,org Science Item ...................... ............................ l7-J;"tek  Basement Problems Solved Leaky basements made dry Thousands of Satisfied Drain tile & baseboard systems available Customers Buckling walls corrected Transferable Warranty Egress window installation Licensed-Insured Basement Water Controlled I Providing Servite ForDver 40 Years EGRESS Secare HOI.D-RIGHTmWALL MIOIORS ................................................................................. , .................... 0 ...................... MN License #20542636 ND License #35770 800-348-6247 i www.safedrybasement.com Exposed Spline Flexible Elbow Cell 320-760-3972 Office 320-839-9929 The ProTrap Electric Hopper Door Opener is the faster, easier, safer way to unload grain! Hoppers open at the touch of a but- ton while the operator stays back, out of the dust. Available from your nearest authorized Genuine Shut-Co. dealer: Maas Far,,na Inc. 72417 US Hwy. 12 Ortonville MN 56278 DAVE MAA$ Defensive driving courses to be held at Lakeside Minnwest Bank Prime Timers and the Big Stone Housing and Redevelopment Authority, will host the four hour AARP Defensive Driving course on Thursday evening, May 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the High Rise Community Room, Lakeside Apartments, 301 1st St NW, Ortonville. -This class is for those who have previously taken the eight hour course, and need to renew their cer- tificate to continue, receiving a dis- count on their car insurance. This cer- tificate must be renewed every three years to remain eligible for the dis- count. : Pre-registration for this class is a must. To do so, please call Minnwest Bank and ask for Ethel at (320) 839- 2568 by Tuesday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m. The eight hour Defensive Driving course will be offered at the High Rise Community Room, Lakeside Apartments, 301 lt S S.t W Ortonville on Monday, April 19 and Thursday, April 22, from 6-10 p.m. both evenings. To register for this class, and for more information, please call Ethel at Minnwest Bank (320)839-2568. (ADVx4) American Heart sociation VVE'RE FIC:-ITINGFOR YOUR LIFE Our ' ' Come Check Out New Spnng Decor. <%:::\< :'"i "! /: i '' Want that extra special ,:" ,  : , i: -,1 '  ?.-". ...... ""I 2' ' "" Adult or ch,ldren baskets t:: ,) /[[ :% ' .:._ !? ,.-- ='p" " available ,s00r,.g Stuffable " - " , " " ................ .............. Is Noafl s llrK NEW ITEMS ARRIVING DALLY! WINTER HOURS - Wednesday thru Saturday, lO:OOam-5:OOpm Rolling Acres BOUTIQUE 85113 250th St. Beardsley, MN Phone 320.265.6139 From Beardsley, i mile south on Hwy. 771 mile east on 250th St. STUFF THEM DRESS THEM TAKE THEM HOME! pecial Ca:re Ortonville Area Health Services and Sanford Health are proud to serve you r specialty care needs with the InTouch Health " RP-7i robot, a two- way communications system that allows specialists in another location to see and hear their patients, view their monitors and other clinic data. At a moments notice, a specialist can be on- site and immediately available for patients at Ortonville Area Health Services. * Dates subject to change. April 2010' : Outreach Surgery - Dr. Rob .... GI - Dr. Rob GI - Dr. Peter Meieri:i". Cardiology Cardiology, Dr. Tom St Cardiology - Vascular - Dr. ( Nephrology - Ortho- Dr. Ortho -Dr. GYN - Dr. Kevin Oncology - Dr. ENT - Dr. Kenneth Rogotzke,, w_ Podiatry - Dr. A. Podiatry- Dr. Steven Saccoman; Urology - Urology - Dr. Kevin Pain Management Dr. Patrick Retterath ! These Audiology (Gina Ko'ntz) 320-598-7556 Gflef Counseling (Brenda Wlose),L i:;, 320-231-4714 Counseling (Rondi Llllehaug) 320-589-7641 ,, Page 10 INDEPENDENT Tu, esday, March 30, 2010