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n Good old days in the Ortonville area IN THE HORSE RACING BUSINESS! That's what these two gentlemen were in for a number of years. You see Archie Sealey at left, and Art Anderson, right, with a couple horses they owned when they were stabled at Art's Granite View farm just south of Ortonville. Arch was in the racing business for many years, having just recently retired from that. Art was in the business for only a few years. Art now lives in Faribault while Archie is still here with Sealey Real Estate. 10 YEARS AGO April 20, 1988 Arnie Nitz will be retiring this Friday as the Ortonville postmaster. He has been post- master for the past ten years and prior to that was clerk-car- der for ten years. Jack Gable, manager of the JC Penney department store in Ortonville is a winner of the JC Penney Chairman's Award for managerial excellence. A new business venture in Ortonville is TC Carpet Cleaning, owned and operated by Cal Kennedy and Tom Magee Jr. Girl Scout leaders week is being observed this week, April 17-23. Bellingham's Teacher of the year award went this year to Mrs. Sandra (Lloyd) Hanson. The official kickoff for Dan Szymanski's venture called "Circuminnesota" took place on Saturday at the foot of Big Stone Lake in Ortonville. 25 YEARS AGO April 12, 1973 Work is progressing rapidly on the remodeling and expan- sion of Loula's Red Owl in Ortonville. Big Stone Lake Post 3964 of the VFW held a mortgage burning ceremony Saturday, April 7, at the local club rooms. Grand opening of the Big Stone Lumber Yard will take place this Friday and Saturday. New owner is Roger Hegge and manager is Frank Stuffer. Construction on the Big Stone Power Plant is progress- ing with construction to be completed by mid 1975. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl on April 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Peterson of Ortonvilte and a boy on April 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Toner of Ortonville. 50 YEARS AGO April 29, 1948 Only half of the numbers and boxes have been ins'tailed for the city mail delivery. ...... tarting.time of the deliyer2 has been delayed for two weeks. 161Vfi KellJr. and Eugene Potter haYe been named city careers. Manlev Alsaker and Mrs. J. Roy Steiner have filed for re- election to the Ortonville School board according to Supt. Norman Tangen. Odessa seniors will present their class play "Buttered Side Up" on Thursday, May 8th. Cast members include Gordon Erdahl, Janet Nelson, Duane Stock, Eugene Schulte, Elfern Krogsrud, Joan Johnson, Delores Novak, Naomi Mews, Jorgine Bucholz, Gordon Mueiler and Dale Henkelman. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl April 22 to Mr. and Mrs. John Hammer of Milbank, a boy on April 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Vance Buri of Revillo, SD, a girl on April 24 to Mr. and Mrs. William Rook of Beardsley and a boy on ,r DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From lhe Files of The . Onlonvil!e l.ndependenf April 27 to Mr. and Mrs. George Novak of Odessa. 70 YEARS AGO April 19, 1928 For the purpose of deter- mining the advisability of adopting a traffic ordinance covering parallel parking of automobiles, Mayor H.L. McDowell has issued an order requesting that all vehicles be parked parallel on main street in Ortonville. "Always In Trouble" is the title of the Senior class play in Odessa. Members of the.cast include Daniel Krauss, Harold Gerber, Ernest Dawald, Raymond Knott, Leo Anderson, Marjorie Rien, Bessie Gloege, Helen Leuenberg and Evelyn Zahrbock. Twenty six new members joined the Congregational Church last Sunday. Several others are expected to be received into the church on April 29th. Gas in the area is now sell- ing at 20.4 cents after a gas war of 14 plus 2 tax. "Be An Optimist" to be presented on April 27th by the Ortonville High School seniors. This cohFmn sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 - Ortonvil, MN 56278 Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirehberg Alan Schuelke, Jill Kerkaert, Michelle Pillatzki and Matt Karels members of St. Joseph's Parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 5:30 p.m. Liturgy at St. John's Church in Ortonville on Saturday, April 4, 1998 by Bishop Raymond Lucker and Father Andy Michels celebrant of the Mass followed by a reception in the church hall. Mrs. Joan Strei, Mrs. Julie Henrich, Angle Schmidt attended the Milltones Concert in Miibank on Saturday afternoon, April 4, 1998. Mr. and Mrs. John Karels of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Karels were among relatives that attended the open house of the Mrs. Betty Karels home in Ortonville in honor of their son Matt's Confirmation on Sunday afternoon, April 5. Sunday, April 5 dinner and supper .guests at the Raymond Schuelke home nn honor of their son Alan's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schuelke of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schuelke of Milbank, Angle and Emily Kasuske of Avon, Mrs. Gene Patterson of Wall, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Loran Kasuske and Katie of Rapid City, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Harstad and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Streich of Nassau, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kanthak, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ronglien, Mrs. Betty Binsfeld of Big Stone. Saturday and Sunday guests at the Mrs. Myra Schmieg home were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington. Additional Saturday, April 4 dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg. Mrs. Myra Schmieg and Mrs. Marvin Kirchberg attended the Milltones Concert in Milbank on Saturday afternoon, April 4, 1998 and were supper and evening visitors at the Tim Stengel home in rural Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Volkenant visited with Clara Rademacher, Hilda Monnens and Sally Roggenbuck at Northridge on Sunday afternoon, April 5 and were supper guests at the Clifford and Alton Hanson home in Ortonville. Weekend guests at the Manfred Krakow home were Mary and Rita Krakow of Minneapolis Jane Ecklund, Andrea and Eric, Mrs. Mike Schmieg, Hannah and Emily of Bloomington and Mary Meyer of Melrose. Mike Millerbernd was a Sunday evening visitor at the Alfred Volkenant home. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Karels and family of Breckenridge were Saturday and Sunday guests at the Raymond Karels home. Additional Sunday afternoon and supper guests were Mrs. Jim Erdmann of Madison, Mrs. Pauline Karels and Scott of Ortonville, Mrs. Richard Van Hout, Jerry Karels and Patrick of Big Stone City. Jack Schuelke of Miibank was a Monday afternoon visitor at the Alfred Volkenant home. NORTHEAST ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER Serving N -. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 13 years Seeing patients weekly at the Ortonville Hospital. Call Lori [.arson at 1-320-839-2502 for an appointment. WE NOW ACCEFr MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT (sos) 882-2r00o or 1-800-658-4763 Mallard Polnte Business Park Watertown, SD Mrs. Myra Schmieg visited at the Isabel Kraemer and with Mr. and Mrs. Glen Radermacher at their home in Ortonville on Tuesday, April 7. Guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pillatzki on unday, April 5, 1998 in honor of their daughter Michelle's confirmation were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzlo, Keith Pillatzki of Hallock; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pillatzki and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pillatzki and family. Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Van Sambeek and Christopher. Colleen Pillatzki of Brookings spent the weekend at her parental home. Mrs. Mike Schmieg, Hannah and Emily of Bloomington spent several days at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Krakow. Hannah and Emily stayed at the home of their grandmother Mrs. Myra Schmieg. Mrs. Bert Mathre and family of Maple Grove spent Sunday, March 29 until Wednesday, April 1 at the home of her mother Mrs. Julie Henrich. Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg visited with Cora Kirchberg at the Madison Lutheran Home and with her daughter Mrs. Richard Schockar of San Clemente, CA. Recipe Corner Taken from The Northern Star SPRINGTIME SALAD 2 cups cooked ring macaroni 1 cup-up cucumber 2 tomatoes, cut up 1/2 cup diced celery 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 green pepper, chopped l/2 medium onion, chopped Optional: 1/2 cup sliced carrots DRESSING: 1 cup salad dressing 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup sugar salt and pepper to taste Mix dressing ingredients - toss with veggies. Best if made the night before. - Myra Fossen Dr. Gregory J. Peterson Specializing in Back, Neck and Extremity Care for the Entire Family. Phone 320-839-2323 OFFICE HOURS: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:30-5.'00; Tues. & Thurs. 8:30-12:00; Sat. by appointment 215 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Office (320) 839-2323 Home (320) 839-6246 1 Page 4b INDEPENDENT Extension report John Cunningham, Count,:' Extension Director 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 REDUCING RADIAL TRACTOR TIRE PRESSURE Vern Hofman, Agricultural Engineer, with the North Dakota State University Extension Service, prepared this week's material. Letting some air out of radial tires is an excellent way to improve performance and efficiency of your tractor and reduce soil compaction. Tire manufacturers reduced radial tire pressure recommendations in 1992. Current recommendations call for tire pressures as low as 6 pounds per square inch as long as the load- carrying capacity of the tire isn't exceeded. Previously, recommended tire pressure rates were 15 to 20 pounds per square inch. Lower pressures are possible because radial tire construction provides greater strength and flexibility than bias ply tires. When radials first came out, we didn't really know their capabilities so we just recommended the same tire pressures as bias ply tires. With more research, tire manufacturers were able to reduce the tire pressure. The research shows that correctly adjusted tire pressure can reduce tire slippage by as much as 20 percent. Reducing tire pressure distributes the weight of the tractor over more soil area due to tire flexing. Also, lower tire pressure reduces soil compaction as the pressure in the tire is very closely related to the force on the soil surface. If a producer has a soil compaction problem, lower tire pressure can reduce the effect. More tire contact with the soil means better traction and that means more work done by the farmer in the same amount of time. Reduced slippage can extend tire life and reduce fuel consumption. Reducing the pressure also can prevent "tractor hop," the chattering motion that makes tractors act like bucking broncos. Whbn a tractor is pulling hard, tires tend to break loose from the soil and then improved pressure will Hofman fluid to no more one-third of the tire reduces the flexing amounts are have to replace the adding cast iron weJ Tire slippage to 12 percent measured in the field good load behind the tire pressure know how much carrying. This from tractor weighing the tractor. Once you know to tire load and tire manufacturers to correct inflation hesitant to reduce because they see so the sidewalls, They flexing will ruin damage from common in are built to flex like on cars and pickups. tire pressure in radi causing any load-carrying exceeded. But it is critical pressures are the pressure to recommended level. must be checked accurate gauge des pressures in the pound per square designed for low- recommended. extremely corrosive gauges inaccurate very( Ideally, tire press readjusted whenever on the tractor. Producers may pressure for the That means tires may overinflated for some never be underinflated- DISCO A For your contad Minnesota Associ Memb TUBBS SOFT Drinking Water Sys Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery 00ton, MN Phone IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIii111111111111111111 We're "Workin " For THE ROGGENBUCK FAMILY is dedicated to and Linda's sons, left to right, are Jorden, Dustin, Jason, with Dad in back. -P_R OJfi; R E COLLISION & GLASSC Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5:3Opm; Thurs. nights til