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BRICE KUEFLER PRACTICES with the running blocks at a recent track practice. The OHS track team had their first meet on March 31 in Whapeton, ND. TROJAN LINKSTERS COMPETED in their first meet of the season on Monday. Shown above are golf players Nick Stolpman, Dan Larson, Matt Nelson and Aaron Zehr;nger at a pre-season practice. The girls will compete in their first meet today. I Library corner | I I The 2003 Adult Reading Program has ended. We gave away prizes, donated by local merchants, to one reader each week. To qualify, readers had to complete a readers' advisory sheet telling why they liked or disliked the book and if they would recommend it to others. We have all of these book reviews ifi a binder at the library. Feel free to look at these reviews to find a good book to read. Winners were: Week 1 - Pat O'Neill - Gift certificate to Hilltop Video Week 2 - Marjorie Morrison - Gift certificate to Dairy Queen Week 3 - Kathy Gibson - Gift certificate to Hilltop Cafe Week 4 - Judy Johnson - Gift certificate to Liebe Drug Week 5 - Wayne Benshoof - Gift certificate to Dairy Queen Week 6 - Darlene Rheingans - Gift certificate to Too Mad Cafe Week 7 - Ellen Dimberg - Gift certificate to Cashtown Dollar Store Week 8 - Darlene Rheingans - Gift certificate to Ortonville Independent Week 9 - Marjorie Morrison - Gift certificate tO Ortonville Independent Week 10 - Jeanette Felton - Gift' certificate to Dairy Queen Week I l - Wayne Benshoof - Box of hot chocolate from Pamida Week 12 Darlene Rheingans Calculator from True Value Hardware. We had prizes remaining and all participants.names were put in for the final drawing. Winners were: Cindy Toner - Gift certificate to Jolee's Jewelry Jenettee Dinatale - Gift certificate to Ortonville Independent Kathy Gibson - Insulated mug from Quill Corp, Pat Foss - Insulated mug from Quill Corp. Jeanette Felton - Set of glasses purchased at Pamida Lisa Heaton - Set of coffee mugs from Carlson Drug Ethel Benshoof- T-shirt from Sonny's Judy Johnson - Angel decoration from Ortonville Flower Shop Nancy Marthaler - Glass Christmas Tree from Bills Super Valu I I I Carolyn Randleman - Printer stand from Radio Shack. Thank you to all the businesses who supported the reading program by donating prizes and to all of our readers for participating. Join us again next year! Ortonville Track team takes third-at season's first,meet The Ortonville Track team kicked off its season at the Breckenridge Quadangular Indoor Track and Field Meet. The meet was held at the NDSCS Fieldhouse just over the river in Whapeton, ND. Many of the normal events were either shortened or lengthened due to the size of the indoor track. The 100 meter race was 60 yards, and the 100 meter relay was a one lap (160) yard relay. According to coach Lynn Keller, the team did quite well for their first meet of the year, placing third against some stiff competition. Many of the athletes tried new events this year, along with their more familiar events. There" were many personal records made at the meet. Place winners at the meet include the 4 x 1 lap relay team of Ana Sherod, Lisa Spors, Amanda Croatt and Sarah LaVoi, who placed second with a time of 1:43:43. The 880 relay team placed second with a time of 11:53:91. Ashley Nelson, Molly Rausch, Erin Peterson and Megan Croatt make up the team. The mile relay team, which includes Megan Croatt, Kira Sherod, Courney Kriese and Lisa Spors, placed third in the mile relay with a time of 5:12:88. Individual winners for the meet include Lisa Spors-first in the 880 yard run, Sarah LaVoi-second and Rebecca Hillman-fourth in shotput. Megan Croatt tied a meet record in the pole vault, and placed first with a vault of eight feet. She also placed fourth in the 440 yard dash. Amanda Croatt placed second in the pole vault, clearing seven feet, six inches. Place winners for the boys team include the 4 x 1 lap relay team of Dylan McLain, Joey Ambiz, Cody Ringsaker and Eric Collins, who placed third with a time of 1:32.6; the 880 relay team of Jesse Bailey, Joey Ambriz, Kirby Athey and Matt Thyne, who placed thrid with a time of 10:658.03. Individual winners were Ryan Cloos, who placed third in the 60 yard dash and second in the long jump, Brian Vanorny with third place in the 220 yard dash and fourth in the 60 yard dash. Landon Franzky placed third in the mile run with a time of 5:43.34. Eric Collins 'placed second in the triple jump, Dylan McLain placed first and Kirby Athey second in the pole vault, and Matt Thyne placed fifth in the 440 yard dash. The 2003 team is made up of seniors Lisa Spors and Jason Pfleger, who are this year's captains. Senior team members are Amanda Croatt, Matt Thyne, Eric Collins, Bryan Shelstad, Landon Franzky, Sarah LaVoi and Matt Athey. Junior team members include Stephanie Schuelke, Mike Stone and Ross Randall. The team's sophomores this year include Ryan Cloos, Brian Vanorny, Kira Sherod, Aidan Rakow, Shawn Thompson and Keisey Dybdal. Freshman team members are Megan Croatt, Rebecca Hillman, Brice Kuefler, Courtney Kriese, Ashely Nelson, Emily Sammon, Dustin Roggenbuck, Joey Ambriz, Kirby Athey, Ann Kopitzke and Shawna Sparby. Eighth graders on the team are Jesse Bailey, Ryan Bolsta, Melissa Chase, Patrick Eustice, Dylan McLain, Cody Ringsaker, Ana Sherod, Molly Rausch and Erin Peterson. Samantha Meyer, a seventh grader, is also on the team. The next meet for the team is the Wheaton Invitational on April 11 at 4:00 p.m. The meet will take place in Ortonville at the OHS track., Trojan Linksters preparing for first meet of 2003 season Tues. After three weeks of practice, the boys and girls golf season started with a meet on Monday, April 7, for the boys, and Tuesday, April 8, for the girls. Both meets are in Marshall. Ten girls and 25 boys reported for golf this year. The girl's team are defending subsection 12A champs, as well as the Quad County champs. According to coach Roger Sandberg, the ladies will probably wear the "favorite" label this season. Returning from last year's team are senior Aaryn Hoye, juniors Jenna Radermacher and Kady Sykora, and freshman Alli Nelsen. Freshman Kelsey Watkins and eighth grader Jessica Jacobsen were also on the team last year, and saw some meet action. New faces on the team this year include Ashley Welberg, a sophomore who sat out the last two seasons with knee trouble, but looks ready to go this year. Seventh graders Jenny Jacobsen and Erin Peterson, and Sophomore Stacey Wiegman are in their first year of high school golf. Sandberg says the girls are confi- dent and look forward to the opportu- nity of continuing their winning ways. The boy's team is looking to win its seventh straight Quad County golf championship and start a new streak in subsection action, as their six-year string was ended last year by Benson. Last year's graduation took four va:sity players from the team. This year's team will be young, but Coach Sandberg is confident in their golfing ability. Returning from last year's team are letter winners Alex Dawald and Aaron Zehringer, both freshmen. Also returning is junior Corey Tollefson, sophomore Dan Larson, who Sandberg says are both showing excellent progress this season. Freshmen Jordan Zehringer, Matt Nelsen and Dan Schmeichel have all posted good scores. Eighth graders Justin Gruenwald and Luke Kafka, freshman Ryan Kelly, sophomore Darren Mork and junior Nick Stolpman are players that will be pushing for varsity positions this season. Freshmen Mike Nelson, Mike Thoreson and Adam McMahon are working on their games, and Coach Sandberg looks for them to become more competitive as their experience increases. Seven seventh graders make up the junior high team. They are Ashton Conroy, Andy Maas, Kyle Giese, Mitchell Taffe, Greg Maas, Ramsey Roscoe and Jacob Lindahl. "There are a lot of players with simi- lar abilities," says Sandberg, "we could surprise some folks come the middle of May. Should be an interest- ing year." LadyTrojans open season, with close game against Dawson The Lad3( Trojan softball team opened this season playing against the Dawson Blackjacks last week. The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning, when Ort'onville scored a run in the top of the inning, and Dawson answered with two, going on to win the game 2 to 1. Senior Megan Strei pitched an excellent game,  facing 23 batters. She showed good control for the first time out, striking out three with no bases on balls. The Trojans were the first to score, with a run in the fifth inning, and Dawson completed the inning with tWO runs. Mueller gives a "hats off" to Dawson's pitcher Berglund who had 10 stikeouts during the game. He said the ladies went into the game with a positive attitude, and despite their loss, they know what they have to do in order to have a successful season. Coach Mueller and Assistant Coach Kylene Nelson are teaching an aggressive and positive style of fast pitch softball, and is confident the season will result in some exciting softball. The lady Trojans will be playing on their home turf twice this week, with an April 8 game against Ashby and an April 10 game against Minneota. Game time is at 4:30 p.m., and admission is free. Birthdays As Taken From American Legion Calendar. Dr. Charles Nolop, Audette, Steffanie Le Dan Taffe, Carrie Hahn Utsch Kelzer, Robert Hornstein Dawn Dimberg, 13 Daniel Lindhoim, Scan Leuthardt, Tom Kill Kari Lindholm Dimberg, Dan Wolner, David Schla Simonitch, Faith H. M. Gimmestad, Melissa Hinders Schott, Jim Peterson, Froelich, Sarah Green Katherine Morris, Lloyd Lorange, Raynette Minahan Nissen, Thomas Kay McCuen, Tyra (Kathryn) Leah Sutton, Joe Ebnet Chad Danielsol Schwarze, Heidi Gregory Daniel Lind Christine Wester, Valerie Ann Scholberg, Karn, Jr. Sul Shannon Scoblic Schmidt, Jessica Hagen, AI Dianne Dinnel, Keith Olson, DDS, Don Michael Oslund, Hout, Dr. James A. Reese, Adam John Tuesday, Jamie Streed, Reisdorph, Matthew John Van Hout, LeAnn Athey, Amy Prasnicki John 839-2518 DATES April 6-12 - Child" April 8 - Clinic, Clinton April 8 - Clinton (3:30 p.m.) '" " "April 10 - Ortonville (3:15 p.m.) April 15 - Bab Clinton (4:00 p.m.) April 21 - Meeting (6:30 p.m.); Federation Meeting p.m.); and April 22 - BabyS Clinton (4:00 p.m.) April 29 - Bab Clinton (4:00 p.m.) May 1 - Last day to H or to add or May 1 Bab Clinton (4:00 p.m.) Find a honey of a deal in the 00nBIS PRO AUTO Sales & Service Inc. 00i!0000iiiii00ii00iiiii!iiiii00iiiiii00iiiii!i!00000000ii00ii0000ii!i00i00!i0000ii0000000000000000iiiiii!i!!00!!i0000000000 0000ii!iiiiiiii:iii!:i!i!:!:!iiiiii!iiii00,00!00000000j!00ij:ii0000i000000i00i00 !ii!iiiljji0000 PRO AUTO ALSO HAS NEW TAKE OFF RIMS & TIRES. Also Custom Wheels Available Luke can help find the right tire for your vehicle and set up any service or alignment appointments. Call 839" 7197 or 839-2911 547 U.S. Hwy. 12 OrtonviUe, MN 56278 LUKE BACKsTRAND - OHS SOFTBALL PITCHER Megan Strei sends a pitch at a recent prac- tice. The ladies opened their season with a loss to Dawson. Strei accomplished three strike:outs in the game. Old Mill Twirlers ........... .... The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Hank Prasnicki last Wednesday. There were no squares in attendance with guests from Sisseton. Dean Ferguson from De Smet will call on Wednesday, Apr. 9. On the lunch committee are Del and Delores Cross and Daryl and Arlene Stengel. Upcoming dances: April 16, Hank Prasnicki. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the Northeast door, visitors are always welcome. ODESSA FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED to a fire at .m. on Wednesday, April 2. A Waste Management iehw 7, approximately one mile East of the Hi non.  ,efighters were able to put out the fire Page 12  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY, BRICE KUEFLER PRACTICES with the running blocks at a recent track practice. The OHS track team had their first meet on March 31 in Whapeton, ND. TROJAN LINKSTERS COMPETED in their first meet of the season on Monday. Shown above are golf players Nick Stolpman, Dan Larson, Matt Nelson and Aaron Zehr;nger at a pre-season practice. The girls will compete in their first meet today. I Library corner | I I The 2003 Adult Reading Program has ended. We gave away prizes, donated by local merchants, to one reader each week. To qualify, readers had to complete a readers' advisory sheet telling why they liked or disliked the book and if they would recommend it to others. We have all of these book reviews ifi a binder at the library. Feel free to look at these reviews to find a good book to read. Winners were: Week 1 - Pat O'Neill - Gift certificate to Hilltop Video Week 2 - Marjorie Morrison - Gift certificate to Dairy Queen Week 3 - Kathy Gibson - Gift certificate to Hilltop Cafe Week 4 - Judy Johnson - Gift certificate to Liebe Drug Week 5 - Wayne Benshoof - Gift certificate to Dairy Queen Week 6 - Darlene Rheingans - Gift certificate to Too Mad Cafe Week 7 - Ellen Dimberg - Gift certificate to Cashtown Dollar Store Week 8 - Darlene Rheingans - Gift certificate to Ortonville Independent Week 9 - Marjorie Morrison - Gift certificate tO Ortonville Independent Week 10 - Jeanette Felton - Gift' certificate to Dairy Queen Week I l - Wayne Benshoof - Box of hot chocolate from Pamida Week 12 Darlene Rheingans Calculator from True Value Hardware. We had prizes remaining and all participants.names were put in for the final drawing. Winners were: Cindy Toner - Gift certificate to Jolee's Jewelry Jenettee Dinatale - Gift certificate to Ortonville Independent Kathy Gibson - Insulated mug from Quill Corp, Pat Foss - Insulated mug from Quill Corp. Jeanette Felton - Set of glasses purchased at Pamida Lisa Heaton - Set of coffee mugs from Carlson Drug Ethel Benshoof- T-shirt from Sonny's Judy Johnson - Angel decoration from Ortonville Flower Shop Nancy Marthaler - Glass Christmas Tree from Bills Super Valu I I I Carolyn Randleman - Printer stand from Radio Shack. Thank you to all the businesses who supported the reading program by donating prizes and to all of our readers for participating. Join us again next year! Ortonville Track team takes third-at season's first,meet The Ortonville Track team kicked off its season at the Breckenridge Quadangular Indoor Track and Field Meet. The meet was held at the NDSCS Fieldhouse just over the river in Whapeton, ND. Many of the normal events were either shortened or lengthened due to the size of the indoor track. The 100 meter race was 60 yards, and the 100 meter relay was a one lap (160) yard relay. According to coach Lynn Keller, the team did quite well for their first meet of the year, placing third against some stiff competition. Many of the athletes tried new events this year, along with their more familiar events. There" were many personal records made at the meet. Place winners at the meet include the 4 x 1 lap relay team of Ana Sherod, Lisa Spors, Amanda Croatt and Sarah LaVoi, who placed second with a time of 1:43:43. The 880 relay team placed second with a time of 11:53:91. Ashley Nelson, Molly Rausch, Erin Peterson and Megan Croatt make up the team. The mile relay team, which includes Megan Croatt, Kira Sherod, Courney Kriese and Lisa Spors, placed third in the mile relay with a time of 5:12:88. Individual winners for the meet include Lisa Spors-first in the 880 yard run, Sarah LaVoi-second and Rebecca Hillman-fourth in shotput. Megan Croatt tied a meet record in the pole vault, and placed first with a vault of eight feet. She also placed fourth in the 440 yard dash. Amanda Croatt placed second in the pole vault, clearing seven feet, six inches. Place winners for the boys team include the 4 x 1 lap relay team of Dylan McLain, Joey Ambiz, Cody Ringsaker and Eric Collins, who placed third with a time of 1:32.6; the 880 relay team of Jesse Bailey, Joey Ambriz, Kirby Athey and Matt Thyne, who placed thrid with a time of 10:658.03. Individual winners were Ryan Cloos, who placed third in the 60 yard dash and second in the long jump, Brian Vanorny with third place in the 220 yard dash and fourth in the 60 yard dash. Landon Franzky placed third in the mile run with a time of 5:43.34. Eric Collins 'placed second in the triple jump, Dylan McLain placed first and Kirby Athey second in the pole vault, and Matt Thyne placed fifth in the 440 yard dash. The 2003 team is made up of seniors Lisa Spors and Jason Pfleger, who are this year's captains. Senior team members are Amanda Croatt, Matt Thyne, Eric Collins, Bryan Shelstad, Landon Franzky, Sarah LaVoi and Matt Athey. Junior team members include Stephanie Schuelke, Mike Stone and Ross Randall. The team's sophomores this year include Ryan Cloos, Brian Vanorny, Kira Sherod, Aidan Rakow, Shawn Thompson and Keisey Dybdal. Freshman team members are Megan Croatt, Rebecca Hillman, Brice Kuefler, Courtney Kriese, Ashely Nelson, Emily Sammon, Dustin Roggenbuck, Joey Ambriz, Kirby Athey, Ann Kopitzke and Shawna Sparby. Eighth graders on the team are Jesse Bailey, Ryan Bolsta, Melissa Chase, Patrick Eustice, Dylan McLain, Cody Ringsaker, Ana Sherod, Molly Rausch and Erin Peterson. Samantha Meyer, a seventh grader, is also on the team. The next meet for the team is the Wheaton Invitational on April 11 at 4:00 p.m. The meet will take place in Ortonville at the OHS track., Trojan Linksters preparing for first meet of 2003 season Tues. After three weeks of practice, the boys and girls golf season started with a meet on Monday, April 7, for the boys, and Tuesday, April 8, for the girls. Both meets are in Marshall. Ten girls and 25 boys reported for golf this year. The girl's team are defending subsection 12A champs, as well as the Quad County champs. According to coach Roger Sandberg, the ladies will probably wear the "favorite" label this season. Returning from last year's team are senior Aaryn Hoye, juniors Jenna Radermacher and Kady Sykora, and freshman Alli Nelsen. Freshman Kelsey Watkins and eighth grader Jessica Jacobsen were also on the team last year, and saw some meet action. New faces on the team this year include Ashley Welberg, a sophomore who sat out the last two seasons with knee trouble, but looks ready to go this year. Seventh graders Jenny Jacobsen and Erin Peterson, and Sophomore Stacey Wiegman are in their first year of high school golf. Sandberg says the girls are confi- dent and look forward to the opportu- nity of continuing their winning ways. The boy's team is looking to win its seventh straight Quad County golf championship and start a new streak in subsection action, as their six-year string was ended last year by Benson. Last year's graduation took four va:sity players from the team. This year's team will be young, but Coach Sandberg is confident in their golfing ability. Returning from last year's team are letter winners Alex Dawald and Aaron Zehringer, both freshmen. Also returning is junior Corey Tollefson, sophomore Dan Larson, who Sandberg says are both showing excellent progress this season. Freshmen Jordan Zehringer, Matt Nelsen and Dan Schmeichel have all posted good scores. Eighth graders Justin Gruenwald and Luke Kafka, freshman Ryan Kelly, sophomore Darren Mork and junior Nick Stolpman are players that will be pushing for varsity positions this season. Freshmen Mike Nelson, Mike Thoreson and Adam McMahon are working on their games, and Coach Sandberg looks for them to become more competitive as their experience increases. Seven seventh graders make up the junior high team. They are Ashton Conroy, Andy Maas, Kyle Giese, Mitchell Taffe, Greg Maas, Ramsey Roscoe and Jacob Lindahl. "There are a lot of players with simi- lar abilities," says Sandberg, "we could surprise some folks come the middle of May. Should be an interest- ing year." LadyTrojans open season, with close game against Dawson The Lad3( Trojan softball team opened this season playing against the Dawson Blackjacks last week. The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning, when Ort'onville scored a run in the top of the inning, and Dawson answered with two, going on to win the game 2 to 1. Senior Megan Strei pitched an excellent game,  facing 23 batters. She showed good control for the first time out, striking out three with no bases on balls. The Trojans were the first to score, with a run in the fifth inning, and Dawson completed the inning with tWO runs. Mueller gives a "hats off" to Dawson's pitcher Berglund who had 10 stikeouts during the game. He said the ladies went into the game with a positive attitude, and despite their loss, they know what they have to do in order to have a successful season. Coach Mueller and Assistant Coach Kylene Nelson are teaching an aggressive and positive style of fast pitch softball, and is confident the season will result in some exciting softball. The lady Trojans will be playing on their home turf twice this week, with an April 8 game against Ashby and an April 10 game against Minneota. Game time is at 4:30 p.m., and admission is free. Birthdays As Taken From American Legion Calendar. Dr. Charles Nolop, Audette, Steffanie Le Dan Taffe, Carrie Hahn Utsch Kelzer, Robert Hornstein Dawn Dimberg, 13 Daniel Lindhoim, Scan Leuthardt, Tom Kill Kari Lindholm Dimberg, Dan Wolner, David Schla Simonitch, Faith H. M. Gimmestad, Melissa Hinders Schott, Jim Peterson, Froelich, Sarah Green Katherine Morris, Lloyd Lorange, Raynette Minahan Nissen, Thomas Kay McCuen, Tyra (Kathryn) Leah Sutton, Joe Ebnet Chad Danielsol Schwarze, Heidi Gregory Daniel Lind Christine Wester, Valerie Ann Scholberg, Karn, Jr. Sul Shannon Scoblic Schmidt, Jessica Hagen, AI Dianne Dinnel, Keith Olson, DDS, Don Michael Oslund, Hout, Dr. James A. Reese, Adam John Tuesday, Jamie Streed, Reisdorph, Matthew John Van Hout, LeAnn Athey, Amy Prasnicki John 839-2518 DATES April 6-12 - Child" April 8 - Clinic, Clinton April 8 - Clinton (3:30 p.m.) '" " "April 10 - Ortonville (3:15 p.m.) April 15 - Bab Clinton (4:00 p.m.) April 21 - Meeting (6:30 p.m.); Federation Meeting p.m.); and April 22 - BabyS Clinton (4:00 p.m.) April 29 - Bab Clinton (4:00 p.m.) May 1 - Last day to H or to add or May 1 Bab Clinton (4:00 p.m.) Find a honey of a deal in the 00nBIS PRO AUTO Sales & Service Inc. 00i!0000iiiii00ii00iiiii!iiiii00iiiiii00iiiii!i!00000000ii00ii0000ii!i00i00!i0000ii0000000000000000iiiiii!i!!00!!i0000000000 0000ii!iiiiiiii:iii!:i!i!:!:!iiiiii!iiii00,00!00000000j!00ij:ii0000i000000i00i00 !ii!iiiljji0000 PRO AUTO ALSO HAS NEW TAKE OFF RIMS & TIRES. Also Custom Wheels Available Luke can help find the right tire for your vehicle and set up any service or alignment appointments. Call 839" 7197 or 839-2911 547 U.S. Hwy. 12 OrtonviUe, MN 56278 LUKE BACKsTRAND - OHS SOFTBALL PITCHER Megan Strei sends a pitch at a recent prac- tice. The ladies opened their season with a loss to Dawson. Strei accomplished three strike:outs in the game. Old Mill Twirlers ........... .... The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Hank Prasnicki last Wednesday. There were no squares in attendance with guests from Sisseton. Dean Ferguson from De Smet will call on Wednesday, Apr. 9. On the lunch committee are Del and Delores Cross and Daryl and Arlene Stengel. Upcoming dances: April 16, Hank Prasnicki. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the Northeast door, visitors are always welcome. ODESSA FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED to a fire at .m. on Wednesday, April 2. A Waste Management iehw 7, approximately one mile East of the Hi non.  ,efighters were able to put out the fire Page 12  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,