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Weather (continued from page one) outdoor warning sirens. Tornado drills will be held on Thursday, April 14 and will test statewide warning and communica- tions systems. The drill schedule is as follows: 9 a.m. -- National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado watch for Minnesota. 1:45 p.m. -- National Weather Serv- ice will issue a simulated tornado warning for participating Minnesota counties. Most cities and counties will activate outdoor warning siren sys- tems. 6:55 p.m. -- The National Weather Service will issue a second simulated tornado warning for Big Stone County. The purpose of the second drill is to give people a chance to practice their sheltering plans. Before the Thursday Drill, talk as a family and decide what you will do if there was a tornado. When the second warning siren is sounded, act out your plan. If you want more information, please check out the Minnesota Home- land Security and Emergency Manage- ment website at www.hsem.state.mn.us or www.sev- ereweather.state.mn.us/index.asp or contact Jim Hasslen, the Big Stone County Emergency Management Di- rector at 320-839-6374. Americ,an Heart 00IFAssociation WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE I Big Stone Surprise 70th for Senior citizens Gene Adler set Sec. Carol Holtquist Big Stone Senior Citizens met on April 5 with 14 members present. President Cliff opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag, birthday song and table prayer. Following this a delicious pot luck dinner was served. At I p.m. the business meeting was opened. Secretarys report read and approved. Treasurers report given. Motion made seconded to approve report as given. Old business: None. New business: None. Next meeting will be on May 3. Motion was made to adjorn and cards and bingo were played. Pet Immunization Clinic April 12 The Almond Highlanders 4-H Club is sponsoring a Pet Immunization Clinic today, Tuesday, April 12 at the school bus garage in Clinton. Hours are 2 to 5:30 p.m. There will be rabies and distemper vaccinations for dogs and cats: as well as heartworm tests and medication and flea protection available. Dr. John Campbell of Wilmot is the veterinarian. If you can bring your previous shot records, it will help facilitate matters. Skunks are out all ready so protect your pets and your family. A surprise 70th birthday party for Gene Adler will be held at the Community Center in Revillo on Friday, April 15 starting at 4 p.m. until tired! Don't tell Gene!!!! Please bring pictures and stories. Lunch will be provided. (ADV) Open house bridal shower in Ortonville There will be an open house bridal shower for Chelsy Athey, bride-to-be of Cory Stattelman on Saturday, April 16. It will be held at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The couple is registered at Menards, Target, Herbergers and Princess House. (ADV) HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. PORK-SAUSAGE ......... 1.99 DELl TURKEY ................. $3.99 Seasoned-Per Lb. d'- Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. 1;1% 11 K -- Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb. QUARTERS & SIDES .....  II.5 HALF A HOG ..................... 89 90% Lean - Per Lb. .AMBURGER PArnES ........................................................ $2.99 Emergency Ca//Dale at 320-808-1871/605-938-4389. Custom Butchering M-W-F f Now's the time for Spring LAWN CLEAN UP Thatching Trimming Bagging Mowing Now S Call Howard Today! :gs Paulsen's Landscaping & Lawn Service Ortonville, MN 605-237-3976 J MAUREEN KOSTIUK'S demonstration on Ukranian Easter Eggs drew 37 people to the Ortonville Public Library on March 26. Those in attendance enjoyed seeing the entire and the finished process product. Big Stone School financial outlook looks good Courtesy of the Grant County Review While many schools are being hit hard by the budget cuts that will have to be imposed because of the 8.6 per- cent reduction passed by the South Dakota legislature, Big Stone City school district will see very little in terms of cuts. The reduction for this coming year will be 6.6 percent, but in 2012-13 it will be the full 8.6 percent. Dan ' Swartos, superinten- dent/principal of the district, attributes this to the fact that the school's enroll- ment is increasing and there are fewer students being contracted out of the district. "We will lose the special education and Title 1 stimulus funding like everyone else, but we have planned for that," Swartos said. He continued, "We are, however, treating it as an 8.5 percent cut and know that starting at that figure next year will hurt." Swartos noted that the staff is already bare bones with one teacher per grade. He is also the only admin- istrator and there is no office staff or secretaries. That does not leave a lot to cut. "Our district is sitting very well financially because of the local opt out," he said. "We have a very com- fortable reserve fund balance. We have been gaining student over the past three years and our school board has been frugal with the funds we have." Cogelow sculpture to be at CenBank The sculpture entitled, "A Penny Saved ...?" by renowned Willmar artist Fred Cogelow, will be making its debut in Ortonville at CenBank April 25 through May 6. The life-size piece was sculpted from a supplemented beechwood log. The sculpture is sponsored in part by a grant through Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP IIP_ROG R ESS I VE 00COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. i Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 09 SE Second St. Ortonville, MN 56278 :55 Toll Free 888-819-2255 Amy, lorden and Dustin Roggenbuck. Selma Felton has new great grandson Scott and Margaret Hoberg of Duluth, announce the birth of their son, Henry William, born Friday, April 1, 2011. He weighed eight pounds, 13 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Bill and Judy Hoberg of Benson. Great grandpar- ents are Selma Felton and the late Bill Felton and the late Pearl and Rolland Hoberg all of Ortonville Area news digest DAWSON-Dawson-Boyd Superintendent Brad Madsen will be retiring from theschool district at the end of the school year. During the March 14 D-B School Board meeting, Madsen's resignation was approved, along with resignations for teachers, Ingrid Larson and Sam Olson. Larson was the work experience coordinator, and Larson taught science for 40 years. Madsen .will remain superintendent at Lac qui Parle Valley through December. KERKHOVEN-The proposed four-day school week at Kerkhoven-Murdock- Sunburg will not be taking place in'the near future as the KMS School Board decided against the idea. In order to go to a four-day week, board members said there are a lot of "hoops" to jump through, and numerous questions exist regarding the quality of a four-day week, the effect on families, cost effectiveness and education quality, among other things. Board members said they are willing to research the idea further, but for the time being, students will be in school five days a week. MONTEVIDEO-After 65 years, Montevideo will no longer have a Fiesta queen and Fiesta princess. After careful consideration and research, the Fiesta I Candidate Committee decided to do away with queens and princesses, imte ad l choosing to go with Fiesta Ambassadors who all have equal status. One of the ambassadors will be selected to compete for the Aquatennial Queen of I Lakes title and scholarship in Minneapolis in July. SWIFT COUNTY-Swift County is in the same situation as Lac qui Parle County, having to find a new officer to offer passports. Federal mandate no longer allows passports to be offered in the same office as birth certificates, so Swift County is looking to move passports from the treasurer's office to the recorder's office. The move must take place prior to the May 1 deadline. Ortonville News By GaB Maxwell 839-2207 Lois Ritter went to Fargo to visit family and to go to her granddaughter Mackenzie Mackner's basketball game which was on Thursday, March 31. Mackenzie is 13. Lois stayed there for a few days. Elaine Gable enjoyed the Milltones' barbershop show held in Milbank Saturday evening, April 2 in which her husband Jack sang. Jack has been a barbershopper for 52 years. John and Anna Rothi went to Elk River to visit Harold and Wesley Rothi for the April 1 weekend. Linda and Jessica Rothi from Anoka joined them on Sunday afternoon. Friday, April 1 Craig and Kippy Randleman traveled to Minneapolis and met their daughter Emily and her boyfriend Mike. They enjoyed a pizza supper together at Pizza Luce. On Saturday, April 2 Craig attended the convention of the Minnesota Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association at the Kelly Inn in St. Paul. Kippy and Emily spent the day shopping in Minneapolis. Emily is an employee at the Minnesota Department of Corrections in St. Paul. On Sunday, April 3 the Randlemans returned home to Ortonville. Sue Hanratty picked up her mother Vi Hansen Saturday morning, April 2 for lunch out at the farm. There was progressive whist at Fairway View on Friday, April 1. It was well attended. Jeanette Bohlman attended. David and Janet Weber attended a birthday party for Morgan Haggerty's fourth birthday. It was held at her parents' home D.J. and Kristin Haggerty on Saturday, April 2. On Sunday, April 3 visitors and supper guests at the David and Janet Weber's home were D. J. and Kristin Haggery and girls, Steve Weber and family, and Tony Weber. The guys enjoyed watching WrestleMania on TV and the girls watched the Country Music Awards. Ryan and Julie Danielson had a birthday party for Ryan's mother Pat Danielson at their home. It included Chad Danielson and daughter Amy from Fargo, ND who had April birthdays too and also David Meyer. Helen Danielson Breden made an angel food cake for them with all their names printed on it. They had a fun time. Tuesday, March 29 visitors at Gen Adelman's for her birthday were her sisters Dorothy Adelman of Rosen and Wilma Schreck of Appleton. Other weekday birthday visitors who took Gen out for her birthday for birthday treats were Sue Maus of Ortonville, Virginia Wildung of Ortonville, Gen's sons Dean Adelman of Corcoran, Dennis Adelman of Milbank, and Benefit set for R. Martinson A benefit for Richard Martinson who is undergoing cancer treatments, will be held on Saturday, April 16 at the Clinton Memorial Building from 5-7 p.m. There will be a supper and a Silent Auction, also, with baskets or other donations of items left with Sandy Gillespie (320-325-5139) or at Bonnies Hometown Grocery. If you would like to donate food or help with the benefit, call Shirl Botker at 320-839-2138. Monetary dona- tions may be given the evening of the supper. If you are unable to attend, monetary donations may be sent to "Richard Martinson Benefit", PO Box 257, Clinton, MN 56225 by April 16. Checks are payable to the "Richard Martinson Benefit." Supplemental funds have been applied for with Swift-Big Stone Thrivent Branch 31319. Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're reading this one aren't you?) grandsons Craig and Aaron Adelman. Gen's daughter Rosalie Gray of Oak Grove was a Thursday, March 31 to Tuesday, April 5 visitor of Gen. Sunday, April 3 visitors of Gen were Gen's son Don Adelman of Ortonville and Doug and Amy Adelman of Rosen. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels attended the funeral of Larry Walsh at Ortonville on Saturday, April 2. Later on in the afternoon about 4:30 p.m. they attended a wedding reception at the Matador for Jake and Desa Heck. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Roman ' Karels attended the Milltones' concert in Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. AI Hooser were coffee guests at the Roman Karels' home on Monday, April 4. Elayne Fahlgren, Aaron and Sharon Smith, and Arvilla Bergesth drove to Bellingham on Sunday, April 3 to help Margaret Schake celebrate her 80th birthday. Kathy Korth and Eleanora Quast went to the Milltones' concert on Saturday, April 3 in Milbank. In the afternoon Kathy and Eleanora went over to visit Oliver and Adrienne Korth of Milbank. The confirmation class of St. John's hosted a soup supper on Wednesday, April 6 after daily Mass. They served baked potato soup. Students used this time towards their volunteer requirement for confirmation. On Sunday, April 3 Eleanor Pavin, Cathy Karels, and Dorothy Gmiterko attended the Knights of Columbus turkey dinner at St. Michael's church in Madison. Sunday evening Cathy Karels and Dorothy Gmiterko went to St. Charles Church for a soup supper and afterwards the youth of St. Charles presented the Living Stations of the Cross. It was a very moving presentation for Lent. Christina Gmiterko, granddaughter of Dorothy Gmiterko, is in Tokyo, Japan. She has informed Dorothy she is OK. She has talked to her through the computer. That is such a blessing now. They have had many earthquakes and aftershocks. Dorothy said it was so good to hear from Christina. She is waiting for her next assignment in teaching. She teaches English to the Japanese students. Evelyn Morris' daughter Marianne Morris of New Hope was home for the April 1 weekend. Urban and Ludie Stolpman attended the funeral of Larry Walsh at St. John's on Saturday, April 2. Jim and Neva Foster went to Chanhassen to "Jesus Christ Super Star". The music was exceptionally good. She thought it would be worth seeing again. Jim and Neva Foster went to Key West for a little winter break from Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1. The temperatures were in the 70s and 80s. They enjoyed the sun, ocean and seafood. The Fosters ate their first raw oysters of which they are famous for down there. They talked with many people. Some were from Denmark, Russia, and Milwaukee etc. Key West is tropical; but in Florida and still part of the United States. Johnny and Arlene Larson's son Larry and his wife Susan of Boise, ID visited Johnny and Arlene on Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6. They visited in Milbank with Susan's relatives too. On Wednesday, April 6 Larry and Susan returned home to Boise, ID. Scott and Laurie Maas' daughter Amanda from Fargo is shadowing Dr. Ross and Dr. Longnecker for the week of April 4. Josh and Rebekah Haag and children Aubrey and Deacon of Sebeka were home at Brent and Brenda Zahrbock's for the weekend of April 1. On Sunday night, April 3 Brent and Brenda Zahrbock visited Howard and Vivian Janssen. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, April 1 were Mel Ehlert and Clara Zeek. They had a very enjoyable afternoon. Thank You! ORTONVILLE RADIO SHACK previous owner Steve Stern, at left, con- gratulates new owner Steve Andres. Joan and I thank all of our cus- tomers for your many years of support! We plan to remain here and stay active in the community. Joa00 and I wish the Andres family great success with all of their area stores! Be sure to stop by and wish them well at their Grand Opening! Tuesday, April 12, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 3 Ip