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Good old days in the Ortonville area Mrs. A. B. Kaercher. FOR THE WEEK OF April 27, 2010 10 YEARS AGO April 25, 2000 The docks went in at the foot of IT WAS JANUARY 5, 1971, when this photo appeared in the Minneapolis Star with a feature story by then-columnist Barbara Flanagan. Shown, left to right, are Jim Kaercher, his late father-pub- lisher Lem and Stan Adolphson, long-time former Ortonville Supt. of Water & Light. Stan is shown accepting Lem's gift, a 32-floodlighted jet stream fountain for the City of Ortonville. The fountain is shown oper- ating at the foot of Big Stone Lake in an area of water that was kept open by heat from the former Otter Tail Power Plant located there. Later the fountain was moved to a pond at the third hole of the Ortonville Golf Course...still later to Big Stone Lake in front of the for- mer Lagoona Beach Supper Club. Still later, the fountain was stolen from the Kaercher property near the golf course. A shame! Flanagan headlined the fountain in her story as "truly spectacular, one of the biggest in the USA!" The gift was in memory of Lem's parents, Mr. and Big Stone Lake Friday morning as the border waters fishing opener is this Saturday, April 29. David Homrighausen of Ortonville will be installed as the new pastor of Assembly of God Church. District Superintendent Charles St. John will perform the installation. A new electric recliner and two new TV sets for patient use have been given to the Ortonville Hospital from the OAHS Auxiliary. Members of the Big Stone County Board received a check for just over $20,000 from the now dis- banded BSC and Small Cities Economic Development Corporation. ,S-- ALL Pansies 9.PACKS ==V Vegetables .Trees .Shrubs .Soils .Bulk Seeds 17 Greenhouses TO CHOOSE FROM! Everything You Needl LANDSCAPING SERVICES AVAILABLE : ISPRING EXPOI at Grace Village from 3 to 7 pm on Tuesday, May 11 Local Consultants, Businesses, and Healthcare Experts will be offering free health information, placing orders, booking parties, and selling items! GRILLIN' FOR GRACE VILLAGE SALES SERVICE " RENTALS For Commercial & Residential Grilled Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Potato Salad and Bars will be available during the Spring Expo on Tuesday, May 11 from 3-7 pm at Grace Village 25 YEARS AGO April 24, 1985 At a special Ortonville School Board meeting Tim Holtquist, Milbank, was hired as the instructor for a new farm business manage- ment program to begin July 1 in the Ortonville Area School District. He presently is instructor of a simi- lar program for the Appleton School District. An estimated $5,777 worth of audio visual equipment was stolen from the Ortonville School over the weekend. The theft occurred some- time between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning when the break-in was discovered by a teacher. Robert Ross, of Big Stone City, was elected County American Legion Commander at the District 4 meeting held April 12 in Big Stone City. The '86 spring conven- tion will be held in Sisseton. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hurley of Milbank, a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Terrance LaVoi of Ortonville and a gift was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rausch of Big Stone City. 50 YEARS AGO April 28, 1960 Corps of Army Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, two states approve Big Stone Whetstone Project. H. Carl Anderson steps up start by one full year were the head- lines in this issue. Roselyn Beckman has won a superior rating in the state speech festival at Hamline. Three local FFA teams have placed first in Regional judging. City-sponsored $1,000 fishing contest starts this Saturday. Open house will be held Sunday in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nitz of Odessa. f MEMORY,S LANE From the files o! the Ortonvi]ie IndepecKIont The VFW Club will participate in the Loyalty Day parade in Willmar May 1st. 70 YEARS AGO April 27, 1940 Three candidates have filed for places on the Board of Education, Ortonville School District No. 1, it was learned this week. The candi- dates are H.L. McDowell, president member who seeks re-election, Manly Alsake and Floyd Schoen. Ortonville's baseball club, always !ooking for variety, has found entry into another league this year the Pomme de Terre League. The Pomme de Terre League shows indications of being the best all- around league the boys have been in. Officers were elected for the Child Welfare Group at the home of Mrs. Ben Rosenwald. Mrs. Ed Martinson was elected Chairman; Mrs. George Fuller, Jr. Vice Chairman; and Mrs. Henry Kirchoff, Secretary and Treasurer. A new club house opens at Chautauqua, size 40 by 70 feet, just recently constructed, finished for winter and summer, will open Saturday night. This column sponsored in part by .. " L. G, Everist, Inc 1 Rock Solid Since 1876 Ortonville, MN 320-839-6131 Elderly, disabled people help available to stay in their homes If someone you know is having trouble coping at home on their own, a little help with services may be all that is needed. Seniors (age 65 and older) and their families who need services that help a person remain in their home may be interested in Minnesota's Alternative Care and Elderly Waiver programs. Disabled people (under 65) may be eligible for the Community Alternative Care. These programs also provide services that help spouses and families care for their family members. With additional services in the home, people utilizing these choices are often able to maintain their inde- pendence in their own home for as long as is safely possible. These ser- vices enhance the quality of life for the person and often supplement care which is already being provided by families and friends. Some of these services that can be Discounted Lab Tests at Grace Village on Thursday, May 13 from 7 to 10 am The following tests will be available at a huge reduction in cost: *Blood Sugar Levels ......................... $5 *Cholesterol ..................................... $5 *Lipid Profile ................................. $20 (includes Good Cholesterol, Bad Cholesterol, & Triglycerides) Free Will Offering - All Proceeds will go to the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)... $10 H l, e GraceVi!!age LandscapintwithLve fundraiser. ; PSA(ProstateSpecificAntigen) .......... $10 ,|?' ................. 2. : . "= *22HourFostingRequiredforthesetestSFree Breakfast for ! ' all Participants , provided are: homemaker, chore ser- vice, home delivered meals, senior companions, home health aide, home care nurse, transportation, counseling and referral, respite care, personal care attendant, consumer directed community support, and supplies and equipment. If a person is eligible for the program, most of the services can be paid for or provided at a reduced cost. If you or someone you know could benefit from services like these, you are encouraged to call for an assess- ment. The assessment is free and involves a visit with a social worker and a public health nurse. An evaluation of what services can be given to help meet the person's needs and eligibility for programs is included in the assessment. The assessment is called a "Long Term Care Consultation" and can be requested by calling Big Stone County Family Services at 320-839- 6385 or 320-839-6387. Bierschbach Dental 605-432-5032 8am Rosen News IIII By Adelaide Kirchberg Tanner Radermacher and Michelle Amundson of Moorhead, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Moon and Carter of Milan were among relatives that attended the wedding of Jenna Radermacher and Ben Alden at St. Joseph's Church at .3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010. They also were visitors at the Bud Radermacher home during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg were Monday evening April 12 visitors with Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke visited John Kanthak at Northridge nursing home on Monday, April 12. Mrs. Larry Weiderhoeft of Madelia and Mrs. Lyle Fischer of Sleepy Eye spent Thursday, April 15 at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Phillips of So. Windsor, CT, Norbert Karels and Mrs. Irene Mathison of Ortonville were Saturday, April 17 visitors at the home of their brother Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels. Sunday, April 18 brunch guests at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home were Mrs. Don Fuxka of McCook Lake, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg. Evening visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Kirchberg of Milbank and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg. Correction: Lola Karels of Wayzata and daughter, Mrs. Rick Mersch, Jula, and Sarah were Friday afternoon, April 9 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home and later attended Wes Strei's 80th birthday open house at the Ortonville Golf Club. Big Stone City News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 John and Anna Rothi were visitors at Lamoine Herrmann's to help celebrate Lamoine's birthday on Thursday, April 15. On Saturday, April 17 Bonnie and Wade Swezey and Delores Bengtson attended the Grand March of the Senior and Junior Prom in Revillo, SD. It was very beautiful. They also ate supper in Revillo. On Sunday, April 18 Delores Bengtson had dinner at Wade and Bonnie Swezey's. Val and Paula Rausch attended the St. Lawrence Gala on Friday, April 16. Val and Paula Rausch had family from Sioux Fails and the local area at their home for Brenna's Confirmation. On Sunday, April 18 Joseph Van Dover was confirmed at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City by Bishop Paul Swain. Wade and Cindy Van Dover's prayer is for an outporing of the gifts of the Holy Spirit for Joseph. Most parents of teenagers would agree ! Ken and Elaine Van Dover; Troy, Julie, and John Van Dover; Wayne and Janeen Haas; Betty and Father Doug Binsfield; Chris, Andrew, and Abby Thompson; Mary Taffe; Vincent and Pat Meyer; and Rollie Karels all visited at the Wade Van Dover's home to wish Joseph the best. We think they came for the barbecue pork part though! Bob and Peg Dunston went to Chanhassen to the dinner theater to see "Foot Loose" on Wednesday, April 21 with the Minnwest Prime Timers. Luverne and Elaine Hofhenke's son Larry Hofhenke and their grandson Alex Hofhenke from Sioux Falls visited Luverne and Elaine the weekend of April 16. Vern and Judy Lund were down in the Rio Grande Valley in Weslaco, TX for about two and a half months. They came home early; because their neighbor the Kaufmans, who checked on the house said there was water in the basement. There was about a half inch. With wonderful neighbors like Bev and Erv Kaufman things could have been worse. All damages are taken care of. THE CLASSIFIED]i Kevin Raaf CU.!i!iii!iiiii000000!00i!i000000iM@Ni.I.. ]ii00 . Complete Collision Repair ' Glass Replacement and Chip Repair Frame and Suspension Repair ii00!iiiiiiiiiii00ie!iiiiiiiiiii00000000:iiiiiiiiiii} North Minnesota St. & Eastvold Ave. Ortonville, MN Spring truck weight Work (320) 839-3066 Home 605-676-2457 Cell 605-880-4252 restrictions lifted as o, ill00 .......... e'li Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ended Monday, April 19 for Minnesota s Central frost of Soft War zone. Load restrictions remain in place for the state's north-central and north frost zones. Mn/DOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened by the spring thaw. Spring Load Restriction dates and the six frost zones in Minnesota are listed on the Mn/DOT Web site at www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us. Click on "Seasonal Load Limits," then click on "Spring Load Restrictions" for the most up-to-date information. The information is also available toll-free by calling 1-800-723-6543 in the United States and Canada or by calling 651-366-5400 in the Twin Cities metro area. Travelers in Minnesota can get up- to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports from Mn/DOT's 511 traveler information service. Dial 5-1-1 or go to the Web site at www.511 mn.org. Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Area! , APPLETON, M N 320-289-1999 Tuesday, April 27,2010 INDEPENDENT Page 5