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Good old days in the Ortonville area Obituaries tr IT WAS A BIG DAY IN 1979 when this set of twins was born at the Ortonville Hospital, delivered by the late Dr. Fran Karn, at right. Proud mother is Donna (nee Roeder) Howland, wife of Brad Howland. Donna is the daughter of Ed and Laura Roeder, and Brad is the son of Morrie and Alice Howland. Names of the twins are Cory and Christine, who are 23 years old this year. Brad is one of those "local boys who made good," as he is now a Division Manager in the Fergus Falls Division of Otter Tail Power Company. I0 YEARS AGO April 29, 1992 This issue included an arti- cle on John Rothi enjoying a cruise with his son, Harold aboard the Eisenhower. Sharon Finke resigned her position as Director of the Ortonville Economic Development. Heidi Croatt and Mary Fridgen are the delegates to the Girls' State from Ortonville. The Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa is making plans for their centennial cele- bration in June. Lori Gutzman underwent amputation of her leg last week at the University of Minnesota. 25 YEARS AGO April 20, 1977 Ortonville's seniors and juniors will present the class play "Story Theater" April 21 and 22 at the Ortonville High School auditorium. Don (Shorty) Ross is the sole owner of Ross Sand and Gravel. Ortonville's Farmers Elevator has purchased the Mobil bulk facility from Omar Peterson. Omar has been named petroleum manager at the elevator. Gracia Cardwell was fea- tured in the Know Your Merchant series. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mullen of Milbank at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO May 8, 1952 Arloene Schad was named valedictorian of the Ortanville senior class of 1952. Co-salu- tatorians are Marlyn Storm and Lorraifie-Lmdholm. This issue featured an arti- cle on Josie Olson a primary education teacher in the Clinton School for 50 years. Bill and Selma Felton became the parents of their second set of twins, this time boys, on Friday at the Ortonville Hospital. They are parents of twin girls born in August of 1950. Farmers Day and barbecue is planned for early fall in Ortonville by the Civic and Commerce Assn. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: twin boys to the Bill Feltons of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rabe of DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Big Stone City, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zweiner of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ulrich of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Von Eschen of Big Stone City. 70 YEARS AGO April 14, 1932 A Home Demonstration and cooking school for women is scheduled for May 10 and 11 at the Ortonville armory. A double wedding was per- formed at the Catholic Church in Big Stone City on April 5th. Ethel Voeltz and Allen Snyder of that community and Laura May Voeltz and J.H. Blink of Wilmot were united in mar- riage. The two girls are sisters. One hundred and eighty applications for Federal Seed Loans have been made in this county according to Sam Steen, county chairman of the seed loan committee. Josephine Lieb, Ted McAtee and Jane Kollitz were declamatory winners. Representing the school in dis- trict debates were Josephine Lieb, Viola Sennott and Esther Thompson on one team and the other team was Lucy Connelly, Magdalene Rosenwald and Vivian Sennott. Bellingham school news LUAU It's time for the annual spring dance, only this time it's a Luau! It will take place Friday, April 26, 2002. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are welcome. The dance will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Please come no earlier than 6:15, and be picked up promptly at 9:00. Admission is $1.00. We will have 12 raffles for various prizes. We also plan on doing other fun activities. There will be a variety of snacks and drinks available that are all $.50. Please wear bright or tropical clothing if you have any. (Example: (boys) shorts, Hawaiian shirts, and leis; (girls) bright skirts or shorts, tank tops, and leis) Come join us! Important Dates to Remember Friday, April 26--we will be having April Special Interest. Farm Bureau will come to do a petting zoo and some safety issues. That night is 3-6 grade dance from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Monday-April 29--we will be starting IOWA Basics testing. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to complete these tests. Please encourage your child to do their best. Friday-, May 10--we will be going bowling. K-2 bowls from 9:30- ll:00 and 3-6 from 12:30-2:00 in Milbank. Thursday, May 16--Spring Musical and sixth grade graduation at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22---Field trips for all grades. Younger children will be going to Monte that day older children to Ortonville. More details later. Friday, May 24Last day of school. Unbelievable!! Calendar Tuesday,4-23 10:00 3rd HepB National Secretary's Week is April 22-27 Honor your secretary or administrative assistant Hallmark Cards V' Russell Stover Candies I/Mugs and Unique Frames I/Unique Desk- Accessories SPECIAL SPRING OCCASIONS Remember. . .It's time for Confirmation, First Communion, Weddings and Graduations. - We have cards and gifts! Liebe Drug/Variety Ortonville 839-3825 shot for 6th graders, 3:00 gymnastics Wednesday, 4-24 3.00 gymnastics- parents night Thursday, 4-25 Title I Open House from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Frlday, 4-26 12:30 Special Interest Day-safety & petting zoo 6:30 dance for gr. 3-6 Monday, 4,29 IOWA basic testing begins Breakfast Tuesday--grapple juice, grilled cheese, strawberry yogurt and milk. Wednesday-apple juice, assorted cold cereals, granola bar and milk. Thursday--orange juice, pancakes, breakfast links and milk. Fridayapple juice, fried egg sandwich with cheese slices and milk. Lunch Tuesday--hotdog on bun, corn chips, sliced peaches, veggie sticks and milk. Wednesday--sloppy joe on bun, ripple chips, baked beans, fruit salad, PBJ, cookies and milk. Thursday--sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, dressing, pudding cup, bread and milk. Friday--mini pizzas, diced pears, cookie salad, sliced oranges, PBJ and milk. All parents are invited to our April Special Interest Session on Friday, April 26, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Please join us for an educational and fun afternoon. NEW FACTORY HIGH TECH RESTORE YOUR CAR FOR A FRACTION OF REPLACEMENT COST with a Quality MARSHALL Remanufactured Head/ Sturdevant Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Inc. Debt Consolidation Loans ' Home Improvement Loans 'Mortgage Refinancing Home Equity Loans i,,,- ., ',.I,,.,. Any Reason [',w ( nh" t,r ,,0 \\;l,, th- r., o, .., .,. \\;,,.t- ' No Income Check s31G" $474/'"" s790"" . Bad Credit is OK Second Mortgages - 1- 800 - LOAN- 152 WI 1-800-562-6152 Gudron Kanten Funeral services for Gudron (Goody) Kanten, 82, of Ortonville were held Monday, April 22, 2002, at the First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. with Rev. Sue Seiffert officiating. Organist was Jerome Goddard and soloist was Bob Scott. Pallbearers were Mike Jorgenson. Clayton Dale, Dale Ehrenberg, Neil Speckeen, Jim Collins and Bruce Swigerd. Interment was at Mound CemeteD' m Ortonville. Gudron Adeline (Jorgenson) Kanten was born July 7, 1919 to aarents Christ and Emma (Einerson) iorgenson in Big Bend Township, Zhippewa Co. She was baptized and :onfirmed in the Lutheran Faith in Big Bend Lutheran Church. She attended grade school in Big Bend and High School in Milan, graduating in 1937. She was united in marriage to Ernest Kanten on Aug. 31, 1940 in Florence Carlson Funeral services for Florence Carlson, 85, of Ortonville,were held Sunday, April 21, 2002 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville, with Pastor Shalom Kropf officiating. Organist was Andrena McEwen. Honorary pallbearers were members of Zion Ladies Aid. Active pallbearers were Ryan Carlson, Michael Carlson, James Paul. Ronald Thompson, Charles Thompson, Greg Thompson and Mark Thompson. Interment was at Mound Cemetery. Ortonville. Florence Cheryl Thompson Carlson was born Dec. 4, 1916, to Elmer and Anna (Holmblad) Thompson in Otrey Township, Big Stone County. She was confirmed at the Eidskog Lutheran Church by Rev. J.P. Leeland. Florence grew up, attended and graduated from District 9 County School. She then attended the Ortonville High School graduating in 1934. She entered normal training there and became a teacher in the rural schools of Big Stone County where she taught for many years. Florence was united in marriage to Roy O. Carlson on Aug. 31, 1940 in Landsboro, by Rev. Clifford M. Cliff Taylor Former Ortonville resident. Clifford E. Taylor, 82 of Richfield, passed away March 31. ...... Retired Executive Director NW Lumbermens Association, member Richfield Rotary and Toastmasters Intl. Preceded in death by wife, Myrtle; parents, John F. and Mable (Benedict) Taylor; brother, David B. Taylor; sisters; Kathryn E. Wilier and Grace McLaughlin; and grandson, Eric Taylor. Survived by son, John "Jack" Taylor and wife Sharon, of Greeley, CO: daughters, Joanne Strang and Wanda L. Nystuen Funeral services for Wanda L. Nystuen of Frazee, formerly of Ortonville and Morris, were held Monday, April 22, 2002 at Federated Church in Morris. Reverend Hilda Parks officiated. Visitation was held at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. There was also a visitation held at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Burial was at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Wanda was born on Sept. 14, 1919 in Clark, SD. As a child, she moved with her family to Ortonville. There she was raised and graduated from high school. She then attended Beauty College in the Twin Cities. She moved back to Ortonville and owned and operated a restaurant and worked in a beauty shop. Margaret V. Kraus Margaret V. Kraus, 93, of Chaska died April 5, 2002 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Shakopee. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Cloud Abby, Marvin, SD. Inurnment will follow at Mound Cemetery, Ortonville. Margaret was born Sept. 4, 1908 in Big Stone City, SD to Frank and Orpha (Poweil) Douthitt. She was one of two children. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin Kraus; son, Father Damien Kraus O.S.B., Eugene Potter Eugene Potter, 75, of Sun City Center, FL died April 15, 2002. He retired as a Postal Inspector for the United States Post Office. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and retired after 20 years of service in the Army reserve. He is survived by his wife, Helen, daughters, Peggy (Tom) Ryder of Jerseyville, IL, Lori (Eric Perryman) Potter of Denver, CO, Alison (Paul) Purificato of Boca Raton, FL, Molly (Charles) Potter-Thayer of Fort ] Big Bend To this unioB girls were boO, Kay and Don. Ortonville in lived there since. Gudron 19. 2002 at reaching the months and She was parents: and six Survivors il Ernie Kanten daughters. Jud and Kay Willmar: three (Maryjo) Kante R. (Jean) Kant Don A. (Cheri) eight granddaughter; friends Nell S The Larson Ortonville wa arrangements. Johnson. To this born. Dale Bruce Carlson. After their member of Zio Ortonville most phases She Bakery in until she ret deteriorated moved to the August of 2001. Florence April 18. Hospital at the months and !' quilting, puzzles, garde Survivors (Teresa) Carls and SD: two Carlson of sisters, Adelia and Alice brothers of Thompson (Donna) many nieces The Larson Ortonville was arrangements. husband, Milton Lori .Clausen Elko; grand& Troy Strang, Clausen, Taylor, Hope Kimberly grandchildren, Chelsea Niedermeyer, Clausen, nieces and ne Memorial Oak Grove 1 lth. Wanda then Bureau of Cream CreamerY' She was u ni Wayne Nystuen Willmar. They White Bear Frazee in 1978. Wanda Wednesday, Mary's Regiol Detroit Lakes, the age of 82 She is Wayne of Fra; Rasmussen Marion AZ.. and a She was parents and her Arrangeme Pedersen the Furey granddaughter brother, Survivors daughter-in-la Kraus, and her Kirscht and It Kirscht, Ste and David grandchildren, Kraus, Carter Kirscht. Arrangemeal Funeral Home Lauderdale, FL, ! Frankfort, IoLf. Martinson grandchildren. Memorial Saturday. Apri Center Fun Rickenbacker FL 634-9900. 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