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V;r.,q 6zN.,q TBALL TEAM NAMED BIG STONE ???? That's what you see in this drawing sketched by Dan Scoblic sometime in the 1970% Ceently by Joanne Ross in her closet and submitted by Gloria Arndt. In the sketch, you see members of the team with their are known, others are not. Members were Janet Scoblic, Joey Ross, Lori LaCombe, Colleen Backstrand, Virginia Bunting, .., Margaret Hay, Cathy, Gloria Arndt, Jan (Dahlman) Eifealdt, LeAnn (Gruenenwald) Taylor, B. Pearson, Sharon (Baumgartner) , uetty (Iverson) Reinke. Coaches were Mel Reinke, Rick, and Larry Knutson. : aone 839.2207 acler of Denver, dy Lynch of e on Tuesday to ',!1- 3eneve Comero a I hursda dy had:an ,,o-,,, :r 00eneve mg at H" m.v :ado L ;llltop Cafe. da'. helped Geneve e City 7:30 p.m. in the school lunch room. Many thanks to Mr. Tom Libka, principal of Big Stone School, for supervising the cubbie basketball this spring. Also thank you to assistances Jesse Roscoe, William Kaiser, Eric Carlson, and Ashley Athey. Melvin Ballhagen of Beardsley, Hazel Gibson of Beardsley, John and Anna Rothi of Ortonville, and Ada Herrmann of Ortonville were Sunday, Marvin and Lois Knopf and Clifford and lleen Christensen were dinner guests of Frank and Clara Zeek's in honor of Ardell Courtney from Orange County, CA. Ruth Torgerson spent from Monday, April 15th to Wednesday afternoon, April 17th in Willmar visiting her sister Leona Frank. Thursday morning, April 18th coffee guests of Delores Bengtson Jean Elsinger from Wiimot went with Lavina and Ralph Loeschke and stayed with Lavina until they brought Ralph back to Ortonville. Jean visited family members while in Sioux Falls. On Thursday morning, April 18th Kathy Gilsdorf and Diane Kvidera and the bus picked up Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge to go to the Bowl of Love which was in the St. John's church basement. They recycled 46 greeting cards and sent them to those who are sick and shut-ins. The other ladies worked on quilts which they are sending to St. Joseph's school in the Twin Cities. At 11:00 they went up gae Herrmann and ed the Hee Haw , SD on Sunday, Verla Angerhofer !aneral of Lanora : Tr nlty Lutheran RVil' on Thursday, ',rw rds they were ll ; and relatives lorne of Harlan n lil 6th Delores is and his wife ll,ily Mr. and Mrs. it,. tstin and Kaityln, r_ and Kaylee and unl Coon Rapids iX llies all attended taWnya Lamberts, CA,Wiever, at the lheir tso Cindy and ,Z two boys came ,,ngtson's after the a e and Bonnie 'r  rorn Ortonville, 1 d. her great- ki-h ela Optiz and ,: hank also spent at Delores '- Y afternoon the ,u Rapids returned April 14th dinner guests at Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann's to celebrate Ada and Lamoine's birthdays. Delores Sit.tet visited Laraia.e Herrmann on Thursday forenoon, birthday party on Sunday, April 21st April 18th. forTimmy Gabriel of Milbank at his Jerri Van Hout, Carolyn Kvidera ,:'home Phyllis Schluter, and Virginia Kate,. t Elmer and Charlotte Athey and arrived home Sunday evening, Alfiril Keith Athey and Matthew Athey spent 14th from a bus trip to EWTN studios the week-end of April 13th and 14th and Mother Angelica's Temple and grounds near Birmingham, AL. Other interesting sites along the way included two shows in Branson; Trinity Heights in Sioux City, IA; Precious Moments at Carthage, MO; Our Lady of Snows in St. Louis; Shiloh Military Park; and top of the arch in St. Louis. were Caroline McFarland, Judy stairs to attend Holy Mass. After the Williamson, Rita Buck, Cindy Mass they went down to the basement Loeschke. and Diane Christensen. =for a potluck dinner. Then the bus in Sioux Falls. While in Sioux Falls they visited with Cheryl Athey, Kristine Athey, Abigail Shaw, and Dave Valentine. Ralph went into the McKennon Hospital of Sioux Falls for surgery on April 9th. He is now back in the Ortonville Hospital for a period of recovery there. On Monday afternoon, April 15th the]Mothers in Christ prayer group mef at Northridge. They prayed the rosary to end abortions, for the residents of Northridge, and the sick. Those there were Pat O'Neill, Jane Streed, Isabel Kraemer, Dorothy Sis, Frank and Marion Weber, Bernard Smith, Helen Sandgren, and Sally Roggenbuck. On Wednesday morning, April 17th Holy Mass was offered at Northridge for the deceased Ruth Wollschlager. On Thursday, April 18th there was a tornado practice drill at Northridge. and Eleanor :k of ,t, APril 10th the SO : ,.:tation met at   are President :tt.- esident Sally i er Arlene Van kl Secretary Pam  Yearly report. k" Ome delicious I s hi b t " li, i th. the second 00.ool came to .. minle with Idge. - ' pn, March 31 st . ggenbuck and  and Emma ' m laver Grove rorthridge :a use Father '8l, Oy"-  Guse of , :, Y afternoon, i' % "- .. et Athey of t :Whli a B tlheea.:_ ergseth ot .ire day visiting 4tgr class had a !b00,:00oir chicken ',llle  hight, April eramunity for 't-- the up coming .0or of e essert and 1 ed. This was ,,,.,a, from 6:30 - Maryls Pillatzke and Eleanore Birhle stopped in for a little while to visit Sally Roggenbuck. Friday afternoon, April 12th a resident birthday party was held at Northridge. Virgil Sis and his band entertained the residents and guests at the birthday party. On Monday morning, April 15th at a workshop the residents of Northridge made table ornaments. Sunday afternoon, April 14th Marilyn Barnhardt visited Darlene Barnhardt. Saturday, April 13th Arlin and Verna Angerhofer weqt to Sioux Falls to visit the Greg Barnett family. They returned home Sunday, April 14th in time to attend the Fisher Benefit at the Big Stone American Legion on Sunday afternoon. Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Jane Perry of Seattle, WA and Peter Kirchberg of Houston, TX spent Thursday evening, April 1 till Sunday, April 14 at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg. Additional weekend visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barr and girls of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Kirchberg, CO and Kevin of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Murk and Tracey, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and family and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg, Jon and Nicole, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg, Laura and Mrs. Myra Schmieg, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie John and family of Madison. Birth Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kirchberg are the parents of a daughter Allyssa Marie born at the Ortonville Hospital on Friday, April 12, 2002. Grandparents are Paul Kirchberg of Seattle, WA, Jan Kirchberg of Bellingham, Mr. and Mrs. George Garrett of Milbank. Great grand parents are Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Raaf, LaVina Smith of Olivia and Wm. Smith of Milbank. Emily Kasuske of Volga, SD spent April 13 weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke. Mrs. Almira Karels and Dennis Rademacher were among guests at the Betty Williamson home in Ortonville in honor of a baby shower for Mrs. (Chad) Jill Karels on Saturday, April 13, 2002. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schwarze and Daniel of New Ulm were April 13 weekend guests at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mitlerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Volkenant were Sunday, April 14 afternoon visitors at the Cliff and Alton Hanson home in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family were among Sunday, April 14 afternoon and supper guests at the Larry Wildung home in honor of their son Cory's 11 th birthday. Mrs. Warren Kirchberg, Jon and Nicole were among Sunday, April 14 afternoon guests at the Marvin Seefeld home in Madison in honor of their grandson Dustin Seefeld's birthday. Greg Strei and son Jake and Christopher spent Saturday, April 13 at the Tom Strei home in Alexandria. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Drobny of River Falls, WI were April 6 weekend visitors at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Matt Drobny and enjoyed dinner with them at the Mudhen Cafc in Odessa on Sunday, April 7. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Drobny were Sunday, April 14 dinner guests at the Greg Strei home in honor of their son Jake's birthday. Philip Karels of Willmar was a Saturday till Sunday guest at the Chuck Karels home and also visited with his mother Mrs. Almira Karels. Mrs. Joan Strei and Betty Nelson attended the Angie Schmidt Estate Auction at Milbank on Saturday, April 13. M.J. Kirchberg was hospitalized at the Ortonville Hospital Sunday, April 7 till Thursday, April 11. Mrs. Joan Strei and Betty Nelson were among friends that attended the open house at the Auxiliary Room in Bellingham on Saturday, April 13 in honor of the 80th birthday of Lorraine Sumner s0g 00HOMES, INC. Featuring: Rollohome & Friendship & Modular Homes by Wisconsin & Dynamic FREE DELIVERY AND SET-UP SEBEKA, MN * 1-800-879-2284 ID #0006034 10 NEW MODULARS & 60 NEW & USED HOMES ON DISPLAY BASIC TRAINING...FOR A FEW GOOD MEN CHALLENGE - God is looking for "A Few Good Men' to take up His banner and His cause in their marriages, with their children, in the marketplace, and in their relationship with people they encounter in their day-toclay lives. Are you willing to be one of God's good men? Saturday, May 4, 7 AM, Ortonville Baptist Church INDEPENDENT . Page 9b