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Council ; (continued from page one) ii to organize the concession stand work- ; ers and food, etc. with funds to go ii :back into the Park Board fund. !.i Doren stated that she wants to be !-lane to give Project Hope some days to ;i work in the stand as well. • 2 The Planning Commission r ecom- !mended to the City Council that they ireview the Residential Rental Unit i Registration Program. Berkner stated illthat they are looking out for the rights [.i,of city residents who rent property. i;The program would create a checklist ).!of items landlords must have com- pleted in.order to rent. Planning and  Zoning will create the application form iand run the program. A $20 registration fee and $5 a year annual fee would be issued. Mayor Dinnel said he thought they needed to have the city Attorney look at this first. City Council passed a motion unanimously to have the City Attorney look this over before acting. On the Utility Committee recom- i mendation, the City Council approved the sale of Marathon water heaters out- side the city limits for an additional $50. The meeting was then recessed until Monday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in the City Office Meeting Room. School (continued from page one) from the goals meeting from the previ- ous week. Superintendant Jeff Taylor stated that updating the website and getting new software and training for teachers is already in progress. The board directed Mr. Taylor to look into how the school could dedicate more staff time to help train other staff mem- bers in new technology and report back at the next board meeting. Mr. Taylor is also going to facilitate a meeting be- tween the Ortonville and Big Stone mini boards. The school board did not fill the open board position but appointed Tim Henrich as vice chair of the school board. They are looking for more clar- ification before filling the position. In other business, the board made a resolution to place Kerry Klepel, Kelly Zahrbock and Sue Spors (40 percent) on unrequested leave of absence. The board passed the non-certified agree- ment and contracts for the support staff. A group of board members met with the coaches and they are working on a plan for next fall of various changes they would like to implement. CARTER BROWN, 4, son of Marty and Rachelle Brown of Ortonville, caught this nice fish last Saturday while fishing from his grandparents, Nea-I and Rosemary Brown's dock along Big Stone Lake. • Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild to meet The Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet Monday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church. Demonstrations will be given on quilt bindings and charity quilts and info given on the bus trip to St. Cloud in June for the MN State Quilt Show. There will also be refreshments, door prizes, and Show 'N Tell. All are welcome for fun and friendship. Design contest on for Cornfest button Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a contest to design the 72rid Comfest Button. The Chamber is asking the public to submit designs for the button. The winning design will appear on the 2010 Cornfest button. • The winning designer will receive $50 in "Chamber Bucks" and will have his or her picture in the Ortonville Independent. The words "2010" and "72nd annual Cornfest" must be included somewhere in the design. Deadline to send in designs is May 30, 2010. E-mail your design to: or mail it to: Big Stone Lake Area Chamber, 987 US Hwy 12, Ortonville, MN. 56278. Call the Chamber at 320-839- 3284 if you have any questionsl Open house baby shower to be held for Hoffman's An open house baby shower will be held for Becky and Brian Hoffman on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph school in Rosen. Becky and Brian are registered at Target. (ADVx2) WIC voucher pickup for May May 4: Countryside Public Health Office, Ortonville, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6: Multi Media Center, Madison (455 5th Avenue), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10: Countryside Public Health, Benson, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18: Countryside Public Health Office, Montevideo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lab P t'omotion ] Card shower set for Mittelstaedt's 60th Don and Anna Jane Mittelstaedt are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, May 7, 2010. We are also asking for any photo's or memen- tos of our parents with family and friends to make a CD, for a gift to them. Please send quickly, your help in making this special is much appreciat- ed. Thank you! Send to: Mittelstaedt PO 394 Champlin, MN 55316. (ADVx2) Ladies Welcome Tea to be held The fifth annual Newcomers Welcome Tea for ladies of the Big Stone Lake area is being planned for Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The gathering will be held at First English Lutheran Church, 9 NW 3rd St, Ortonville. All ladies new to the area within the last few years are invited" to attend. There will be refreshments served and door prize drawings. Please call Erlys Sis 839-3786, Janis Sellin 839-3208, or Ethel Swenson 839-3866 to Confirm your attendance. Area news digest FAIRFAX- Casey's General Store has completed the purchase of the former Fairfax Mart in Fairfax. Fairfax Mart closed on Tuesday, April 13, and reopened at 6 a.m. on Wednesday as Casey's General Store. With the purchase completed, all of the former Fairfax Mart employees have been retained as employees of Casey's General Store. When the planned remodeling is completed, the store will employ from 12-16 people in a combination of full- and part-time positions. APPLETON- Appleton will once again be able to enjoy delicious Jimmy's Pizza! Dave Thomas of Dassel recently purchased the Jimmy's Pizza building on the comer of Shelling Avenue and Miles Street and is well into renovations on the building. He has been installing new floors and ceiling. The electrical service is also being updated. Following the removal of the wall texture, new paint will coat the walls. Thomas will also install new ovens and some other new equipment, new windows and a front door. Thomas hopes to be open at the end of May or in early June. They will offer many of the same items that Jimmy's has always offered, including thin and deep dish crust stone-baked pizzas with a choice of about 20 toppings and four sauces. In addition to pizza, they will also make their own lasagna, fettucini Alfredo and Calzones. DAWSON-The Dawson Police Department has received two separate reports of vehicle windows being broken out on 5th Street in Dawson. The first incident occurred between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Monday morning, April 5. All three of the passenger side windows were broken and the passenger side was keyed numerous times. In the latest incident the vehicle was also a Jeep SUV and had the rear passenger window broken out during the night of April 14. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the Dawson Police Department at 320-769-4700 or Lac qui Parle Sheriff dispatch at 320- 598-3720. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Betty and Bob Phillips of Connecticut visited Irene Mathison one day the week of April 12. Irene along with her brothers and sisters went out to dinner with Betty and Bob. Sunday night, April 18 Don and Zelda Kohl came over to visit Palma Gutzman. On Wednesday, April 21 the Methodist Church served a salad luncheon. Craig and Kippy Randleman traveled to Glenwood on Sunday, April 18 to visit at the home of Jessie and Eric Randleman and children Lucy and Greta. The weekend of April 16 visitors of Phyllis Schluter and Richard were Chuck and Dennis Wiesner from Andover, Tom Schluter from Duluth, and Bob Schluter from Bloomington. They enjoyed the turkey hunt. Two of them got their birds. Phyllis Schluter enjoyed the Christian Women's Club meeting on Tuesday, April 20 with the table decorations by Donnette Herberg and the inspiring speech by Marlene Ramey. Kathy Gilsdorf attended Bowl.of Love at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday morning, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. The ladies sent cards, played bingo, said the rosary, and had a potluck lunch. Christian Women's Club met on Tuesday morning, April 20 at Zion Lutheran church. The special feature was Donnette Herberg, who showed things from her Rolling Acres Boutique. The music was done by Julia French. She was excellent with her music of playing the piano and singing. The inspirational speaker was Marlene Remey from Redwood Falls who spoke on traveling life's roads. The morning brunch had a very good turnout. Vi Hansen enjoyed part of the day on Sunday, April 18 with her daughter Sue Hanratty. They enjoyed a meal together and the sun on the sun porch. • On Tuesday, April 20 Jim Wenner and Ruth Wenner of Waite Park had lunch with their sister Gert and Russ Leger and also visited with the Lou Browns of Big Stone. Also on Tuesday Russ and Gert's nephew Philip Wenner Junior of Courtland (by New Ulm) had lunch with them. On Wednesday, April 14 Jeanette Bohlman attended Homemaker's Extension Club at Marge Lindholm's. About a half a dozen ladies were in attendance. Delores Karels hosted the Homerite residents with goodies on Tuesday afternoon, April 20 in the Community Room. Helen Danielson Breden and her sister-in-law attended Christian Women's Club on Tuesday morning, April 20. She found the morning inspiring. A friend drove Eleanora Quast to Christian Women's Club on Tuesday, April 20. They enjoyed the morning. Elayne Fahlgren attended Centennial Club on Monday morning, April 19 at Jeanne Berg's. Six members were present. They had a delicious lunch. They all brought articles to give to Someplace Safe. On Friday, April 16 Jack and Elaine Gable went to Iowa to visit with their families Allison and Scott Van Aartsen and family, Lisa Ver Meer, and Michelle Vahlsing and family. They celebrated Michelle's son Tyler's ninth birthday on Sunday night, April 18. Everyone went to Chuckee Cheeses in Sioux Falls for the birthday party. The Gables returned home on Tuesday, April 20. Gary and Marilyn Carlson were down to their son's Paul in Clearwater from Thursday, April 16 to Monday, April 19. While the parents were gone, they babysat their two grandchildren Miles and Porter. Miles is one and Porter is three. Tuesday, April 13 Veronica Vanorny and Eleanor Pavin went to the Matador for a very good supper. Saturday night, April 17 Matt and Charlene Karels went to the school play. Larry Karels and Cindy Stulz from Moorhead were overnight visitors at Matt and Charlene Karels on Tuesday, April 20. They ate dinner at Pizza Ranch where Todd Karels joined them all. Delores Karels, Shirley Karels, and Phyllis Thompson enjoyed the school play at the Ortonville High School on Sunday afternoon, April 18. Laura Lamb and the girls went to Perham to visit her parents from Tuesday, April 13 to Sunday, April 18. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, April 16 were Jim Loeschke ar, d Betty Nelson. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Albert and Clara Lotthammer accompanied their son Elwood of New London and Arvid and Rose Lotthammer of Alexandria on April 16 to New Ulm for the funeral of Clara's 87-year-old brother Walter Koeckeritz at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Also attending were Ardie and Lowell Elliot of Montevideo and Glen Lotthammer of Raymond, among many other nieces and nephews from other areas. Elwood, Arvid, Rose, Albert and Clara Lotthammer took a side trip from New Ulm to Mankato for a brief visit with the Ben and Jody Rittmiller family. Their nine-year-old son Ethan Rittmiller has a health issue called "Extreme Cardio Myopathy". He is the grandson of Arvid and Rose Lotthammer and the great-grandson of Albert and Clara. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday May 5, & 2010 30% Tax Credit On Gas Furnaces and Air Conditioners (SI.500 maximum for qualiJying units offer ends Dec. 31, 2010.) Berkner Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning West Hwy. 12 • Ortonville, MN • Phone 320-839-3234 OAHS is offering the following screening services at a huge reduction in price to promote cardiac health and diabetes screening in our community. Tests offered include: • Metabolic Syndrome Screen ....................................................... $20.00 Lab tests included are Lipid Panel and Glucose. HDL, triglyceride and glucose values are used along with blood pressure value and waist measurement to determine if you have Metabolic Syndrome. • Lipid Profile (12 hour fast) ......................................................................... $15,00 Tests good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. Routine screens are suggested for men 35 and over and for women 45 and older. • TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) ................................................................ $15o00 Used for routine screens of thyroid disease in adults._ , • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) ................................  ...... $15°00 Used to help evaluate prostate health.  o;/teosbi; • Hemoglobin .......................................................... . . .......... $5.00 Helpful in diagnosing anemia. ORTONVILLE (lower level of Dialysis Building) - Wednesday & Thursday, May 5 & 6 • 7:00-9:00 AM CLINTON CLINIC- Friday, May 7 • 7:00-9:00 AM p._ Call Today - 320-839-2255 !s .:: ......... No,.tlsic]e .%clie,.d (;Jinir, - ................. 0At lS t lore,, I],'altl ..... .. ",.(]linu,n Clit, ie John Davis to speak in Ortonville The Big Stone Arts Council and local arts advocates wish to include all community members to hear John Davis, founder of the nationally known New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, speak on Saturday, May 8 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Ortonville. Davis will explain how he started his sustainable cultural center. The Big Stone Arts Council has a goal to promote the arts and it is their goal to have a Cultural Center in place to help do this. A Cultural  ROAD CONSTRUCTION " Center can help revitalize a community in many ways. Davis has over 15 years experience in small town arts and community development and is a national speaker on rural arts issues and creativity. Everyone is invited to hear John Davis speak. Wordalone chapter to meet Saturday West Central WordAlone Chapter will meet on Saturday, May 1 at Our Savior's Church in Chokio. WordAlone welcomes seminary pro- fessor Jon Sorum, pastor at Parkers Prairie, who will speak on "Why We Need a New Beginning". Prof. Sorum has taught in Slovakia and is teaching at the Institute for Lutheran Theology. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10 a.m. Welcome all. Open house baby shower for Kaleb Giossi to be held There will be an open house baby shower for Kaleb Allan Giossi, son of Amanda and Bob Giossi. The shower will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Big Stone City Office back room. Gift cards for Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us would be appreciated. (ADVx2) GETYOUTO0? Don't let those cracks grow. 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