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In nv! area JUNE 2, 1964 BIG STONE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY has the above photo displayed at the Big Stone County Museum. Audrey Trump donated the photo of a "Fish-For-Vets event in 1964" to the Museum. She found it in the former Lagoona Beach Resort, which she and her husband owned and operated at one time. The only info included with photo is the note attached at the top right hand side. Ortonville Independent editors are asking readers to help identify any of the gentlemen in the photo and/or provide information about the event. Please call the Ortonville Independent at 320-839-6163 or email FOR THE WEEK OF April 5, 2011 10 YEARS AGO April 3, 2001 Big Stone Health Care Foundation awarded two grants to OAHS recently to purchase hospi- tal equipment. An electric patient lift was purchased for nearly $5,000 to be used at Northridge Residence. A ductless fume system was also purchased for over $3,000 for the hospital which is used in the emergency and operating depart- ments. The Eighth Annual Gala Affair will be held on Saturday evening, April 7 at Sioux Historic Pavilion. This event is an annual celebration of the Big Stone Health Care Foundation, its supporters and all local quality health care. Kindergarten through fourth grade students of Ortonville Elementary School will present a music program titled "Move to the Music" on Friday, April 6 at the High School Auditorium. Ortonville's First English Lutheran and New Life Community Baptist churches, have two new interim pastors serving with the congregation. At the New Life Church, Dr. Tom Kyle is the interim pastor. Pastor Sue Seiffert is the new interim pastor at First English Church. 25 YEARS AGO April 2, 1986 Cecilie Blum, daughter of Dale and Audrey Blum of Correll, was crowned 1986 Little Sioux Beef Princess Monday night at the Midwest Cattleman's Association banquet in Madison. Dave's Body Shop, located under Fuller's Signs, is one of Ortonville's newest businesses, owned and operated by Clinton native Dave Homrighausen. Dave has worked as an auto body repair- man in the Ortonville area for the past 14 years. Ortonville's newest business has been started, Dallas I. Hanson Construction, Inc., a general con- ,tractor business, owned and operat- ed by Dallas Ii Hanson. Hanson has lived here for the past 17 years, joining Hasslen Construction firm in 1969 upon his discharge flom the Navy. His latest position with Hasslens was Vice President/Secretary. Nell and Jenny Bagaus, owners of Ortonville's Orpheum Theater, announce they will be re-opening for the summer season on Friday, April 4, to run four days a week, Friday through Monday. 50 YEARS AGO April 6, 1961 Rev. Harry Fullilove of the Holden-Eidskog Churches has accepted a call to New York City. Civic and Commerce Association will solicit from the " Ortonville merchants $2,000 to be used for several large signs to pro- mote Ortonville. Larry Dahle has opened a new business in Ortonville to be known as Larry's Refrigeration, Radio and TV. f From the files of the Ortonville Independent An early morning fire Monday destroyed the carport, garage and 1959 Oldsmobile at the Ed Froelich residence. A Lake River meeting has been set for May 18 in the Ortonville Armory. 70 YEARS AGO April 3, 1941 Thirty-nine boys and girls, members of the high school class of 1953, have already enrolled for the spring primary classes which will begin April 15 under the supervi- sion of Miss Catherine Casey and the members of the Ortonville Teacher Training Department. There were fewer births in Big Stone county during 1940, than in any year since 1935, but there were also fewer deaths than at any time since 1940, according to figures released to County Clerk H. A. Larkin last week by the Division of Vital Statistics of the State Department of Health. The amount of precipitation for the first three months of 1941 has been considerably lighter than for the same period last year, according to Nat L. Anderson of Artichoke Lake, cooperative weather observ- er. Total precipitation for these months was only .73", as compared to the 3.18" of last year; 2.16" is considered "normal." R. H. Corson is this week cele- brating the fifth anniversary of his Federated Department Store. The store was first opened on April 1 l, 1936. This column sponsored in part by r Rock Solid Since 1876 Ortonville, MN 320-839-6131 By Adelaide Kirchberg Jennifer Fatland of Sioux Falls spent Tuesday, March 22 until March 24 at the home of her mother Mrs. Joan Strei and sister Jeanette Abramowski and attended the funeral of Betty Nelson at Louisburg. Mrs. Scott Halbur and family of Sioux Falls spent March 26 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pillatzki. Randy Kirchberg and .sons Caleb and Ethan, Tom Kirchberg of New Ulm were Saturday afternoon and evening visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Sunday, March 27 afternoon visitors at the Roger Sis home were Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg and Mrs. Joann Krakow. Mrs. Curtis Stewart, Heidi and Timothy of Burnsville spent several days at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke. Carter Moen of Milan spent Friday, March 25 overnight until Saturday at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. Josh Moen were Saturday visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke were Sunday, March 27 visitors at the Joey Taylor and Joey Pillatzke homes in Brookings, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Mandley Davis and sons Connor and Landon of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Schuelke and sons Alex and Owen of Lennox, SD spent March 26 weekend at'the Ray Schuelke home. Mrs. Ben Alden of Moorhead spent March 26 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Radermacher. Lexi Adelman of Ortonville was a Saturday, March 26 overnight and Sunday guest at the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher attended a birthday party in honor of their great granddaughter Aderiane Stuckey in Watertown on Sunday, March 27. They also visited at the home of his sister Mr. and Mrs. Larry Reiffenberger. Butch Schmieg of Little Canada spent March 26 weekend in Rosen. Irwin Pederson was nat present when his name was called at the drawing for, $20 on Wednesday, March 30, so next weeks drawing will be for $40. 605-432-5032 A health plan that covers preventive care A great way to keep the cost of health care down is to prevent the costs from happening in the first place. Catchin.g a problem early can stop it from becoming a bigger problem later. Many plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota offer first-dollar coverage for preventive care right away without having to pay a deductible. And with all the options available, you can easily find a plan that's right for your budget. Give me a call. I can give you all the details and answer your questions. Authorized independent agent/agency For BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Tom Oakes Agent 40 NW 2nd St. Orton'ville, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 J By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Clubrooms. Hostesses are Elaine Hofhenke and Carol Holtquist. Let's have a good response for our meeting. Pare Steinke, Sharon Scoblic, Linda Krogsrud, and JoAnne Adermann on Saturday morning, March 26 attended a baby shower for Curtis Krogsrud. The parents are David and Jessica Krogsrud. The shower was held in Chokio at the home of Gary and Annette Kleindl. Elaine Thielke of Circle Pines stayed with Peter and Pare Steinke on Saturday night, March 26. They all attended the 80th birthday party for Gaytord Weeding on Saturday afternoon. Peter, Pam, and Noah Steinke and Elaine Thielke had supper at Russ and Rhonda Thielke's on Saturday night. Jeff and Donnette Herberg and family and Don and Zelda Kohl visited Peter and Pam Steinke and Elaine Thielke on Saturday night. Rich and Carolyn Kvidera visited Jerri Van Hout and Chuck on Sunday, March 27. On Saturday, March 26 Carolyn Kvidera and Jerri Van Hout went to the Ortonville library for an Ukranian Easter egg presentation. Ruth Torgerson's grandson David Torgerson visited Ruth Torgerson. Karen McFarlane spent four days in Pierre with Jenna McFarlane: while she got her tonsils out. Bob and JoAnn Hasslen traveled to Buffalo on Saturday, March 26 and stayed with their daughter Becky Hasslen. On Sunday, Marcia 27 they attended the baptism of their great- granddaughter Meadow Ann Schablin at Our Father's Lutheran Church in Rockford. Todd Larsen and his son Jacob from Champlin were home at Marion Larsen's. They went to Club %75 for supper. Doris Scoblic's daughter Janet Scoblic of St. Paul was home to visit Doris for the March 25 weekend. They had a wonderful time. Kris Krause of Minneapolis was a Saturday afternoon, March 26 visitor of Vern and Gert Goldsmith. Sunday, March 27 dinner guests of Vern and Gert Goldsmith were Kris Krause; Ryan, Brian, and Dennis ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE'S second year Communication Art & Design students designed Iogos and printed them onto t-shirts at Pro Image Partners in Ortonville recently. The purpose of the trip was to-help students understand the opportunities that an employer offers to graduates of their program. Above is a picture of the class with their printed shirts. Krause; Amanda Summers; Kayla Tillma; and Pat Delgehausen. Mary Piatz of Browns Valley and Kris Krause were visitors on Monday, March 28 of Vern and Gert Goldsmith. Trudy Taylor was over to visit Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Sunday afternoon, March 27. Melissa and Grace Sherod and Tom Kokales all of Minneapolis spent Friday evening, March 25 and Saturday morning, March 26 with Joe and Nadean Villella. They all went on to Morris to help Grandma Sue celebrate her birthday. Joe and Nadean returned home Saturday evening, and Melissa, Grace, and Tom returned to Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, March 27. Bob and Peg Dunston on Sunday, March 27 went to dinner at the Millstone with Ann and Roger Frevert and Joyce and Duane Janson. On Monday, March 28 they attended the Chautauqua concert in Milbank. They heard the Simon and Son Concert which was awesome. Sr. Surf Day at county libraries The Minnesot River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be offering a "Senior Surf Day" class on April 7, 2011 at the Ortonville Public Library in Ortonville. The Graceville class will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at the Graceville Public Library. Both classes will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Senior Surf Day is a free class for older adults who would like to learn the basics of operating a computer. You must pre-register to attend and class sizes are limited. For further information or to register call 1-800- 333-2433 ext. 82024. (ADV) KDIO Temps Hi Low March 27 28 9 March 28 32 18 March 29 34 16 March 30 36 19 March 31 37 34 April 1 42 32 April 2 42 30 1303 East 4th Ave, Milbank, SD 57252 PHONE 605-432-9550 Travis Tietjen, Owner Metal Buildings (Both heated and cold storage) Window Replacement Roofing Replacement (Asphalt Shingles & Metal Roofing) Maintenance-Free Siding Replacement New Decks (Wood and Composite) New Cabinets ( New Homes RediBuilt Homes Home Remodels Any Other Material Needs! ~"WOODLA N D CABINETRY AFFOROABLf COSTOM Featuring quality kitchen cabinets from Woodland Cabinetry! Stop in or call Darin, Eric or Randy! Brewster Buildin Center, Inc. E. Hwy. 12, Milbank 605-432-5401 Tuesday, April 5, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 5