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Engaged (continued from page one) State University, having graduated this spring with a Bachelors Degree in En- vironmental Studies. with a minor in Geographical Information Systems. He worked several summers for a landscaping company while in school, ~nd also worked for the Pope County SWCD as the Cooperative Weed Man- agement Area intern in the summer of 2009. In his spare time, Welle enjoys hunt- ing, fishing and carpentry. He also is enjoying his time here. "This area has a lot to offer and I am excited about having the opportunity to work here," said Welle. Cancer support group will meet The Big Stone County Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday, June 15. at 7:15 p.m. in the confer- ence room at Fairway View, 215 Lundell Avenue. Ortonville. This is a planning session for Walk of Hope 2010. All teams are asked to be represented at the meeting, and anyone who wants to get involved is encouraged to attend. by Patrick Moore and Duane Ninneman There are two upcoming events you won't want to miss: Monday, June 7, 7 p.m. at the Montevideo Fine Arts Center the nationally touring Illusionist REZA will give a one night only performance with $2 of every ticket sold before the concert is going to benefit CURE and the youth group the Montevideo Planeteers. Get your tickets at the CURE office today! For more info, visit: Secondly, the publicity is out for all the Races on the Chippewa River to be held on Saturday, June 19 as part of Montevideo's Fiesta Days Celebration. Start getting your team together for the Tri-Festa Triathlon'(5K run, 2.1 mile bike, two mile kayak) or if you are in good shape-try it by yourself! There is magi'c in Rivers and magic in Montevideo! Come experience it! Wade and Tammy Hartse of Revillo, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara, to Ben Shelstad, son of Brad and the late Diana Shelstad of Ortonville. The wedding is set for June 12 at 4 p.m. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville, the reception and dance to follow at the Odessa City Hall. Open house for Ashley Arndt An open house will be held for Ashley Arndt on Saturday, June 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at her home, 312 Madison Ave., Ortonville. All family and friends are wel- come. (ADV) Baby boy born to McCormick's Milo Gabriel McCormick arrived on May 19. 2010. Proud parents are Casey and Jasmine McCormick of Seattle, WA. Grandparents are Patrick and Debbie (Schmieg) McCormick of Seattle, WA formerly from Ortonville. Great grandparents are Dan and Eunice Schmieg of Big Stone City and the late Cy and Hilda McCormick of Ortonville. Baby Milo weighed in at seven pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Marge Lindholm Sec/Treas. The Ortonville Study Club met at the Matador on Wednesday, May 18 with all 16 members and guest, Valerie Berg present. Hostesses were Virginia Bunting and Betty Schwarze. ventures: "Decorating with vinyl" and "Etching on glass" How she came into her business and expanded into these ventures was very rnteresting. We were impressed with many beautiful examples of her creative work. Our officers for the coming year Open house bridal shower to be held for L. Johnson An open house bridal shower for Lynn Johnson and Brian Behnke will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m to noon at the First English Church. The couple is registered at Target and Menards. (ADV) Attention OHS class of '85 graduates We will be having a class reunion July 30-31 At the Refuge Bar in Odessa and the Clubhouse in Ortonville. More info to come. Save the date. Confirm your address to Darwin Asmus at the Clubhouse at or Marty Kelzer at Kelzer2003 OPEN HOUSE Baby Shower Evan Scott Saturday, June 12 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church 3197 - 141st Ave. 3ellingham. MN r and Laurie Love, Morn & Dad Bridal shower set for S. Torgerson An open house bridal shower in honor of Samantha Torgerson, bride- to-be of Adam Fischbach. will be held Sunday, June 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Clinton. The couple is regis- tered at Target and Bed. Bath and Beyond. The couple is planning an Aug. 7, 2010 wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Everyone is wel- come to attend. (ADV) BENSON- An Alabama man has been charged with second degree burglary and two others are being questioned in an Oct. 19 burglary of Breen's Pharmacy in Benson. James Michael McClintock, 55, of Hanceville, AL, faces felony charges of breaking into the pharmacy through a heating vent in the roof. then stealing hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone, oxcotin and morphine before leaving by breaking out the door. The two other Alabama men are believed to be involved, but have not yet been charged. These men are said to be suspects in a series of other area pharmacy robberies where prescription drugs were taken. McClintock could face a maximum of 10 years m prison and a $20,000 fine. FAIRFAX- The GFW School Board has selected three candidates to return for the second interview in the hiring process for the GFW Superintendent position. Following discussion of the four interviews held last week, the board decided to offer a second interview to three candidates. The action was taken during the regular GFW School Board meeting held on May 24, 2010. Returning for a second interview will be Greg East and Anthony Boyer on Tuesday, May 25, and Brad Madsen on Thursday, May 27. LOUISBURG-A normal day nearly turned tragic at the Louisburg Farmers Elevator May 18 when a worker was trapped in a bin by an avalanche of 'falling grain. According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Dennis Nelson was in a bin unloading grain when bridged-up corn ran down and completely engulfed him. According to Rick Nelson, Jacen Alien, who was outside of the bin helping unload the corn, looked in the bin, finding only Dennis Nelson's hand sticking out of the grain. Allen dug down in the grain deep enough to expose Nelson's face and keep it from being covered while waiting for help to arrive. A wall was built around Nelson by shoving sheets of plywood into the corn, boxing him in while the surrounding corn was removed with a vacuum. Nelson was freed from the corn at 2:05 p.m. and taken to the Madison Hospital and released the same day with no apparent injuries. APPLETON-Scott Sawatzky was offered a Lac qui Parle Valley High School 5-12 principal and dean of students contract during a special meeting by the board on Thursday, May 13. Sawatzky is currently the LqPV middle school principal, activities director, and district assessment coordinator. On a 5-0 vote 'board member Bob Tostenson was absent) he was offered the contract contingent upon a final negotiated contract. Christian Women's club to meet You are invited to, "Enjoy Beautiful Big Stone Lake morning coffee on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 9 a.m. at Zion Lutheran church on Highland Hwy., Ortonville. The special feature is Steve Berkner. member of Citizens for Big Stone Lake. talking about the lake. Our music will be Mary Ross and Susan Forseth playing violin and Lynnea Forseth playing oboe. Also, Mary Ross wilt do the pry-coffee music. Our speaker is Lisa Fernelius, New Hope, and she will talk about "Things Are Not Always What They 'Seem." She is a mother of five school age children. She is a volunteer as a domestic violence advocate. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking and running and quality time with her family. Tickets are $5 inclusive with free babysitting available if requested. Please reserve by June 11, 2010 to Evelyn 320-839-2189 or Elaine 320- 839-3332. Also, contact them if you By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Harvey and Jo Kelzer traveled to Faribault on Friday, May 21 to attend their granddaughter Gracie Kelzer's graduation from preschool. On Saturday afternoon, May 22 Dick and Mary Ann Langeslag of Faribault, Harvey and Jo Kelzer, and Marty and Kim Kelzer attended Gracie's dance recital of "Beauty and the Beast". Gracie did a great job of dancing. David Kelzer and Diane Lindstrom of Shakopee joined the group later and they all went out to supper to help, Marty and Kim celebrate their wedding anniversary. Sunday morning after having brunch at the Country Kitchen everyone left for home after a very busy weekend. Linda Leger of Albertville spent a couple of weeks with her parents Russ and Gert Leger. Helen Danielson Breden attended a bridal shower for Ben Shelstad and his wife to be Sarah on Saturday, May 22 Vedder's for the May 21 weekend. Pat, Judy, and AI visited cemeteries m Veblen. SD and Liderwood, ND. Matt and Charlene Karels spent the May 21 weekend at Moorhead with Lany Karels and Cindy Stulz. Saturday night the Karels, which included Matt, Charlene, Cindy, Todd, Chad. and Larry, Lisa Hasert, and Emily Hasert met for a party at Cindy Stulz's home to meet the Stulz family and friends. Sunday, May 30 Matt and Charlene Karels attended the graduation reception for Lee Arnold, who graduated from Lac qui Parle Valley High School. Rebekah and Josh Hang and Aubrey and Deacon of Sebeka were home to visit Brent and Brenda Zahrbuck on Saturday, May 22 and for dinner on Sunday, May 23. The other Sunday dinner guests were Benjamin and Kerri Zahrbuck of Moorhead, Howard and Vivian Janssen of Ortonville, Wally and Alice Sayles have to cancel. All are welcome. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran from Clinton, and Hans and Shana open house bridal .... Church. OrfSUnday they h~td r egtd~ :"~i cfiiidfdn/Stbaon:and~ ~s~rv[ce'g at Abidiffg Faith" Flee~' ~fidiefrr~/qI~rshall.'-~-~ .... " shower to be held Lutheran Church. They had a special Saturday afternoon. May 22 Mr. speaker speak on the home mission and Mrs. Russell Minahan and Nicole Gustafson. Rosalie Gray from Oak Grove spent Friday the 14th until Saturday the 22nd at her mother Gen Adelman's to help her after she had eye surgery. Kathy Morgan of Battle Lake came to visit her mother Fran Sester of Northridge on Wednesday, May 26. Janet Weber, D.J. and Kristin and their family, and Tony Weber went to Steve Weber's house in Odessa on Sunday afternoon and evening, May 23. David Weber and grandson Chris Weber went wild turkey hunting. Chris got his first wild turkey. Saturday, May 22 Jennifer and husband Sid Lien of Fargo, Eric Randleman of Glenwood, and Emily Randleman of Minneapolis participated in the 10K Fargo Marathon with their father Craig Randleman. They all really had a great time. Craig and Kippy Randleman had a nice weekend at Jennifer's. On Saturday, May 22 Kevin and Beth Gable and Kevin Junior and Corn celebrated Elaine Gable's birthday with a dinner in the evening at Jack and Elaine's home. Matt and Laura Lamb and girls President Nola Lockwood welcomed are: President: Nola Lockwood. VP: for M. Amundson church at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran daughter were at Eleanor Pavin's everyone to our last luncheon until Carol Newman, Sec.-Treas.: Marge fall. Lindholm, Sunshine: Virginia An open house bridal shower for Church. house. Following the luncheon, program Bunting. Michelle Amundson, bride-to-be of Pat and Glen Danielson, Bonna , On Sunday morning, May 23 leader Marge Lindholm introducedOur next luncheon will be at the Tanner Radermacher will be held on Rasset, Stan and Marlys Adolphson, Phyllis Schluter enjoyed the ham and our program guest, Valerie Berg of Matador on Wednesday, Sept. 15 with Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to Helen Breden, and Ryan and Julie pancake breakfast at St. Charles in Big Odessa. She has established Signature hostesses Donna Hoel and Andrena noon at the Ortonville Club House. Danielson attended Bethany Stone. She had a chance to visit with a Desktop Publishing in her home office McEwen. Virginia Bunting will be in Michelle and Tanner are registered Danielson's piano recital at the New lot of friends. Life Community Baptist Church. Sunday evening, May 23 Phyllis and has added two other artistic charge of the program, at Target and Herbergers. Everyone enjoyed hearing all the Schluter attended the Baccalaureate All are welcome to attend. (ADVx2) wonderful talent of the youth. The Service at St. John's. It was a very Ill Indepe dent A I G t Not ced [1] op. u children are lucky to have such a nice Service. talented teacher as Jennifer Neu. On Tuesday, May 25 Phyllis n ,, q. i en ho se Oscar and Jane Streed just got back Schluter played bingo at the [l[ (You're reading this one aren't you?) 111 bridal shower for from Colorado with atwo weekvisit Ortonville Community Center. Phyllis with their daughter Sue and Dean Van tied for winning one game. All people Amanda Mueller ,out Sue and Dean's youngest are welqomed to come and play bingo daughter graduated from high school at the Ortonville Community Center There will be an open house bridal and their son Andrew graduated from the second and fourth Tuesdays at Let your presence be your gift. 50TM WEDDING shower for Amanda Mueller and Travis Tietjen on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Please bring a recipe to share with the bride. The couple is 'registered at and All friends and family are wel- come. (ADVx2) Nesvold to celebrate 50th An open house 50th wedding anniversary will be held for John and Karen Nesvold on Sunday, June 1B, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. with a short pro- gram at 2:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. Your presence is your gift. (ADVx2) OPEN HOUSE Please join us as we honor the retirement of Ken and Darlene Sehaunaman on Sunday, June 6th from 2 - 4 pm at Larson Funeral Home 222 Ash Street South, Browns Valley. As funeral assistants, Ken and Darlene have faithfully served the needs of area families since 1987. Their care and compassion will be greatly missed. Help us wish them well as they begin a new life chapter that allows for more time to spend with faaaily and friends. Coffee, lemonade and desserts will be served. college. Sue and Dean's daughter Mallory got a soccer scholarship. She was offered scholarships at several schools. She picked the school her father attended many years ago at Aberdeen. Needless to say the VanHouts and Streeds are delighted. The Streeds also visited their son Joel and Jenny and son Ili. Lany McKinney's brother Barry Butterfield of Cohasset, Minnesota came to visit J~im and Lany McKinney on Friday, May21 and stayed until Sunday, May 23. A1 Vedder's sister Pat Kadoun from Sioux Falls was at Judy and A1 1:30. Jim and Darlene Loeschke attended the Baccalaureate Service at St. John's for the 2010 high school graduates on Sunday, May 23. Jim and Darlene Loeschke attended the graduation of their granddaughter Nicole Gustafson. May 28 weekend guests at Jim and Darlene Loeschke's were John Loeschke from Isanti; Greg, Steph, Sarah, and Grace Loeschke from St. Louis Park; Jeff, Deb, Carl, and (Kaila) Zachmann from Fergus Falls; and Jeff Loeschke. They were all in attendance for the graduation of Save this paper for recycling Quilt Guild to meet June 7 The Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet Mon., June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at' First English Lutheran Church, OrtonviUe. There will be a "Quilting Bee" for making charity quilts. Please bring five light and five dark six inch squares and a basic sewing kit. All are welcome to assist. For questions, call 839-3786. 605-432-5032 went to Fargo on Friday, May 21. They met Laura's sister for lunch and Laura's sister and her husband took the girls with them to Park Rapids. On Saturday Matt ran the Marathon in Fargo. On Saturday they went to Laura's cousin's graduation in Perham. The Lambs and their girls returned home on Sunday after spending Saturday night at Laura's parents. For the Memorial weekend Neva Foster's parents Swede and Janet . Anderson from Rochester, came to visit Jim and Neva Foster. Jim and Neva Foster's son Nate is out East leaning how to fly Shanook Helicopters. Previously he was a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot. Local artists are working on getting ready for the Meander which will be the first weekend in October. Local author Brent Olson is being featured in the Meander. He is going to do book signing in Dawson, Milan, and Montevideo besides being at the Red Barn throughout that weekend. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon. May 21 were Hugo Rademacher and Pearl Pederson. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Open house shower set for KleindI-Krogsrud An open house bridal shower in honor of Jessica Kleindl, bride-to-be of Dave Krogsrud will be held Sffturday, June 12 in the Clinton Memorial Building from 10 a.m. to noon. The couple is registered at Target and Wal-Mart. Recipe cards are pre- ferred. (ADVx2) Tuesday, June 1,2010 INDEPENDENT : i? Page 3