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April 26, 2011

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Good old days in the Ortonville area / SEVERAL YEARS AGO, Ortonville native Chuck Corson, when he was director of the famous New York Rockettes dancing group, brought them to Minneapolis for a celebration at Donaldson's Dept. Store. At that time, this photo was taken in Minneapolis. Left to right, you see Chuck, Ann (Ulrich) Holme, her late father Rodger Ulrich and Ortonville's Suzanne (Dawson) Nelson. FOR THE WEEK OF April 26, 2011 10 YEARS AGO April 24, 2001 Organizers and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity of Big Stone Lake are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the organization. In just five short years of existence, Habitat for Humanity of Big Stone Lake Area has managed to put together five completed housing projects. Edward Watson, Executive Vice President of Operations for International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ), announced today that the Dairy Queen/Brazier store at Hwy. 12 East Ortonville, has won a National Quality/Purity Award for maintaining outstanding standards of quality, service and cleanliness. The Dairy Queen/Brazier is owned by Tom and Paula Tobin. Ortonville's Pamida and the Pamida Foundation presented grants last week to Habitat for Humanity in the amount of $1,000, the St. James, St. John's and St. Joseph's Catholic Churches for $500, and the Salvation Army for $500. Funds for the grants were made possible by Pamida's first charitable golf outing held in October, 2000, which raised a total of $669,980. Fishing opener will be held this Saturday, April 28. 25 YEARS AGO April 23, 1986 Ortonville's First Baptist Church invites the public to a Dedication Service of their new facilities Sunday, April 27. Ground was first broken on June 9, 1985 for this 5,000 square feet second unit. The first worship service in the new unit was held Dec. 8, 1985. The building construction cost is about $230,000. Walleyes and northerns are fair game in Big Stone Lake this Saturday, April 26, as the fishing season opens for Minnesota-South Dakota boundary waters. The season also opens Saturday for largemouth and smallmouth bass and sauger. A gala Grand Opening will get underway this Friday, April 25, at Ortonville's new McFleeg Feed store on Hwy. 75 north. Honor came to Sue Kaercher, sophomore at the main campus of the University of Minnesota, in being judged "best actress" in a skit her sorority presented at this year's Campus Carnival. 50 YEARS AGO April 27, 1961 Douglas Davis was named vale- dictorian and Jan Wiley was named salutatorian of the 1961 Ortonville High School. Big Stone City is the prospec- tive site for a huge 200,000 kilo- watt REA steam plant. Ortonville's $1,000 fishing derby will begin Saturday accord- ing to chairman, Ed Kiernat. The Ortonviile City Council and Civic and Commerce were briefed 4, DOWN .... 9 S MEMORY :, LANE From the files o! the Ortonville Independent Tuesday on the Otter Tail plant site. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kaufman of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kellen of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Strobei of Clinton, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Ran Kottke of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Mylo Olson of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO April 24, 1941 Twelve different vocal and instrumental groups from both jun- ior and senior high school will sing and play in the spring music festi- val which they will present this Friday evening in the auditorium. C.H. Bongard, local Milwaukee agent since 1922 and in the service of the railroad for 41 years, has resigned as agent at Ortonville. Rather than having time hang heavy on his hands, he has accept- ed the station agent job at Dumont. Albert Jurgens and Gerhardt Block of this city have taken over the management of the Sinclair sta- tion next door to the Electrik Maid Bakery. The station has been oper- ated by Herb Ell. Mr. Block will be the attendant in charge. Fishing season will open May 1 on Big Stone Lake. The following fish may be taken: Crappies, sun- fish, pike, perch, bullheads and pickerel. Opening does not include Minnesota River waters. 301 2nd St. S., Icllingham, MN 320-568-2 ! I)5 WWW.I'I i'nl q's tci. u el %aTHIS COLUMN SPONSORED IN PART BY... " art's "  .rDugr ,I',ARMSTRONG tmg IG'Hanl7bNlopA "l, rme." & . I OOIIngL.L.C. Dean Kovarik, owner / ........... Phone 605-862-8528 Bi2;t%le%it, S% ;216 Cell 605-467-0301 Big Stone City News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 John and Anna Rothi were at Lamoine Herrmann's on Friday, April 15 to have coffee to celebrate Lamoine's birthday. Lamoine Herrmann had dinner with Ada Herrmann at Northridge on Monday, April ll to celebrate Ada's birthday. Arlin and Verna Angerhofer and their daughter Cindy of Buffalo, were Saturday afternoon and evening overnight g6ests at the home of Julia Angerhofer in Brookings. Sunday morning, April 17 they went to Huron, SD to help Vema's sister and brother- in-law Gen and Willis Hofhenke celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. At Marion Larsen's were Karen Kerrick, Richard and Ann Larsen and girls, Kevin and Lori Bogenrief and girls, Jarad Martig, and Megan Namken and twins. They were all at. the funeral of Ed Kuefler on Saturday, April 16. Suzann Harmening and her friend Colette Oslie got together on Saturday, April 16 at Colette's place. They enjoyed coffee, homemade brownies, and ice cream. Colette's grandma Mofrison joined them for 405 2nd St. E. Chokio, MN 5(18 AIlanlic Ave. Morris, MN w Bierschbach Dental Windwater Suites * 1203 E. 4th Ave., Suite 103 Milbank, SD 57252 E-mail: NEW WEBSITE!- www'bierschbachdental'cm : 605-432- 5032 Mon. 8am - 5pm Tues. 7am - 12 noon I we0 & Thur. 8am - 6pm - Fri, 8arn - 12 noon ,,Grandpa Collision Repair [i ; .=.s instailano. [ .urane Claims | , Estimates [ .Free Loaner Vehicle [ awhile. Trudy Taylor was a caller on Sunday afternoon, April 17 at Vern and Gert Goldsmith's. Pat Delgehausen and Kayla Tillma of Milbank along with Dennis, Ryan, and Brian Krause and Amanda Summers were at Vern and Gert Goldsmith's for lunch and were afternoon visitors on Sunday, April 17. Lynn Athey's brother Tim and nephew Theodore of Maplewood, were April 15 weekend visitors at Monty and Lynn Athey's. They attended the Ortonville High School musical "Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat" in which Jackson Athey was part of the cast. Saturday, April 16 Bonnie Swezey drove Delores Bengtson to Dawson to a family get-together with family, nieces, cousins etc. held at Delores' niece Desrae Kemen's farm. Don Haukos, Patti Holtquist, Earl and Molly Lundin, and Brad and Sandy Hanson had a great time at the Gala event on Saturday, April 9 held at Sioux Historic. On Sunday, April 17 Don Haukos and Annie went to Madison to visit Dan's mother Florence, who is 94 and lives in her home. Shirley Voeltz attended the Ortonville High School musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Sunday afternoon, April 17. Shirley said it was very good with lots of talent. OAHS achieves top financial performance OAHS has received notice that it has achieved Gold Standard Status for financial performance for Critical Access Hospitals for the fiscal year 2009. Gold Standard Status is award- ed to facilities whose financial perfor- mance is among the top 35 among the 1,300+ Critical Access Hospitals throughout the United States. The auditing firm of Larson Allen, LLP has developed the Gold Standard Status based on review of financial data of all the CAHs. This is the sec- ond consecutive year that OAHS has received the Gold Standard Status. Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Lawrence Schmieg visited his sister Rosie Shipe at her Lakeside apartment in Ortonville on Friday afternoon April 15. Mr. and Mrs. John Karels of Fargo were Saturday until Sunday guests at the Andy Karels home, April 16 and 17 and were among family that enjoyed a surprise 60th birthday supper for Philip Karels at the Big Stone Legion on Saturay afternoon evening April 16,2011. Chelsea Adelman of Moorhead and Mallory Adelman of Ortonville spent Saturday at the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels and Mr. and Mrs. Loran Rademacher visited with Mr. and Mrs. Larry Reiffenberger in Watertown on Sunday afternoon April 17. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher were among relatives at the Albert Folk home in Milbank and celebrated family birthdays in April. Everyone enjoyed seeing the snow gone last week but had three inches Friday night, April 15 but temperatures were warm enough Saturday to have it gone again. Will spring really be here soon? Jeff Plathe was not present when his name was called for $80 on Wednesday, April 20 so next Wednesday the drawing will be $100. Mrs. Gene Pillatzke, Mrs. Roger Sis and Joann Krakow were Friday afternoon, April 15 guests at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg were among folks that attended the Jamboree at the Community Hall in Revillo on Sunday afternoon, April 17. Mr. and Mrs. Randy Stuckey of Milbank and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher attended the surprise birthday party for Philip Karels of Willmar at the Big Stone Legion on Saturday, April 16,2011. Twenty four senior citizens met at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, April 19 for their monthly pot luck dinner and afternoon of visiting and bingo and cards. The next pot luck dinner will be May 17 and all seniors in this area are welcome. Mrs. Joan Strei attended a Strei family get together at the Refuge Retreat farm on Tuesday afternoon, April 19 and enjoyed visiting with Lola Karels of Wayzata, Virgil and Marlys Hoffman of Minneapolis, Jim and Doreen Karels of Sioux Falls, Harold Strei's of Ortonville and Steve and Lori Strei of Ortonville. Arnie Kirchberg of Milbank was a Wednesday afternoon April 20 visitor at the home of his mother Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg. Farmers Mutual Telephone / Administrative Professionals = 7"hank You For all your hard work ; ! & dedicaeion ehroughoue ehe year[ ) Kris Jackie Federated Telephone : Administrative Professionals Thank You For all your hard work  & dedicaeion ehroughoue 1=he year[ ' Jeri garin THE A?00NUAL R 00UNI00-UP to register new kindergarteners will take place on Friday, Mawr 6. 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the kindergarten room D122 of the James Knoll Elementary School in Ortonville.  "k "/ "/ "k Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1,.2011 to be eligible for kindergarten attendance during the 2011-2012 school term. Original copies of birth cerlificates and immunization records are needed for registration verification. The child's social security number will also be requested. Both parent and child are welcome to attend! Please come at your convenience. Call the elementary office at (320) 839-6181 if you are unable to attend. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 5