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Obituaries Debra Hicks Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Debra, Mrs. John Hicks, 45, of Milbank who died April 23rd at the Ortonville Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, April 26th in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Father Denis Quinkert officiated and burial was in the St. Lawrence Cemetery. Music was presented by Sandy T'ucholke, organist and the St. Lawrence Funeral Choir. Pallbearers were David, Paul, Daniel and Steven Hicks, Tom, Mark, and David Iverson. Honorary pallbearers were"Anyone who ever said a prayer for Deb." Debra Ann Hicks was born July 29, 1956, at Alexandria; the daughter of Leslie D. and Margaret J. (Tieman) Iverson. She attended schools at St. Mary's in Alexandria; St. Peter's in Canby; St. Lawrence in Milbank, SD; Big Stone City Grade School and graduated from Ortonville High School in Ortonville. She was united in marriage on June 24, 1978, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank with John Hicks. Following her marriage, Deb lived in rural Milbank. She worked as a bookkeeper and in retail sales for 13 years for Mayme's Clothing Store in Ortonville. She left the business world to raise four sons and to work with her husband on the family farm. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank; was active on the St. Lawrence Building Committee, Lyndon Blomgren Funeral services for Lyndon L. Blomgren, 65, of Ortonville, will be held at 11 A.M., this Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at the United Methodist Church in Ortonville with Rev. Larry Kasten officiating. Organist will be Janet Hipple and violinist will be Jeannette Drown. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Lyndon's co-workers at Pamida. Active pallbearers will be Dean McTighe, Pat McTighe Jr, Joe McTighe, Ron Ronning, James Schwab and Matt Karels. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Intmr, aI..w.ilUa.hldl st .a.ltcr_ date. Lyndon LeRoy Blomgren was born Dec. 25, 1936 to parents Arthur and Helena (Keller) Blomgren in Appleton. Lyrrdon grew up and attended school in Appleton, and graduated from Appleton High School in 1954. He then attended the University of Minnesota Morris and received a degree in English. Lyndon was united in marriage to was on the core committee for the "It Only Takes A Spark" Cancer Walk in Milbank and was a religious education teacher. She was a member of the Denim Dolls Extension Club. She enjoyed photography, bowling, and working with creative memory photo albums. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Richard and Augenia Iverson and Henry and Johanna Tieman; her father in law': Paul Hicks and one brother: Robert Iverson. Debra Hicks is survived by her husband, John of Milbank: four sons: David, Paul, Daniel and Steven, all of Milbank. Her parents: Les and Peg Iverson of Big Stone City; three sisters and brothers in law: Joan and Don Reiffenberger of Big Stone City; Betty and Mel Reinke of Ortonville; and Terri and Anthony Spors of Big Stone City. Three brothers and sisters in law: Tom and Barb Iverson of Big Stone City; Mark and Laura Iverson of Hitterdal; and David and Charlene Iverson of Garretson, SD. Her mother in law: Mrs. Alvina Hicks of Milbank; a sister in law: Kathy and husband Howard Cleveland of Canby; a brother in law: Robert and wife Joel (pronounced Jo-Lee) Hicks of Twin Brooks, SD; and special family, Bob and Marilyn Dybvig of Ortonville. Many nieces, nephews and many friends. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church Building Fund, "It Only Takes A Spark" Cancer Walk Fund, the Grant County Food Pantry and the Or tonville Hospital Building Fund. The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements. Virginia Johnston on May 18, 1968 in Appleton. Through the years Lyndon was a member of the Moose Lodge in Ortonville and was a member of the Ortonville City Council. Lyndon was also a National Guard Member and served with the units in Appleton and Ortonville. Lyndon Blomgren died April 26, 2002 at his home in Ortonville reaching the age of 65 years, four months and one day. He enjoyed nature, gardening, wood working, creative writing, and reading. He also loved spending time xvith his family and especially his grandc-"hildren. He was preceded in death by his ppts, I1r rd.Helena Blogren, and one brother, Clinton Blomgren; one half brother and one half sister. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Blomgren of Ortonville; two daughters, Laura Blomgren of Harlingen, TX and Lois (Eric) Banken of Ortonville; five grandchildren, Alicia, Christine. Ellie, Colin and Chloe: and several cousins. The Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville is in charge of the arrangements. Bellingham school news Swimming Lessons Swimming lesson registration forms were sent home with your Paw Print a few weeks ago. Please fill them in and return to school with a check, if your child is interested in taking lessons. They will be held at the Lac qui Parle Valley High indoor pool from May 28 through June 7, at 4:00 p.m. MaryAnn Anderson will get the schedule ready and it will be sent home with the last Paw Print of this school year. All forms need to returned to the school by Friday, May 3, in order for your children to be included on the swimming schedule. Thanks. Depot is Open! Friday, April 26 from 3:00 - 6:00 was the first day that the Depot opened this year. Also Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 a.m. till 12 noon. Each Wednesday, beginning May 1, the Depot hours will be 1:30-5:30 p.m. Come in and check out all the new items that have been donated so far this spring. Lots of fun for a cheap price! Lyceum May 3 Mr. Skip Cain will engage audiences with his immense repertoire of illusions and delightful humor. Skip has performed in over 3000 schools nation-wide during his magical career. Over the last six years he participated in hundreds of Department of Defense Overseas Tours from Asia to the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. Whether Skip is performing in an auditorium, an Arabian Desert, or on the deck of a destroyer, he delights audiences with a clean and wholesome show, punctuated by comedy, music and an occasional story of adventure. He is also quick to share the three most important things that have helped him to achieve his success--reading, studying and practicing. This is an outstanding program for all ages audiences. Mr. Cain will be in our school on Mortgage Refinancing i Home Equity Loans ,Cash For Any Reason No Income Check . Second Mortgages 1-600-562-6152 Friday, May 3 at 8:05 a.m. The public is invited to attend this lyceum. Kindergarten Round-Up Kindergarten Round-up will be held for children entering Kindergarten in September 2002 and their parents, on Friday, May 3 from 12:30 - 2:30. We have an exciting day BES students will continue the President physical fitness testing this week and the 6th grade will play volleyball against the teachers on Tuesday,May 6 at 2:00 p.m. Calendar Friday, 5-3 8:05 Lyceum t2:30 Kindergarten Round-up planned that is filled with fun activitiel. Please call Mrs. Strei"al Breakfast 568-2118 if you have questions. See  Tuesday--grapple juice, breakfast you there! pizXZ'a, blueberry muffins and milk. National Physical Fitness & Sports Week, May 1-7 To get Americans more physically active, RE. teachers from around the country are encouraging schools and communities to highlight physical activity efforts May 1-7. In response, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the MN Association for Health, P.E., Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) have recognized May 1, 2002 as National Physical Education Day. Wednesday--apple juice, french toast sticks, breakfast link and milk. Thursday--orange juice, assorted cold cereals, cinnamon toast and milk. Friday--apple juice, cinnamon rolls, strawberry yogurt and milk. Lunch Tuesday---chicken gravy on toast, buttered corn, pears, peanut butter cookies, bread and milk. Wednesday--grilled cheese sandwiches, sliced peaches, apple wedges with carmel dip, frosted cupcakes, PBJ and milk. Custom Planting No till wheat and soybean with a 1860 42 ft no till John Deere drill. $13 an acre. Call 612-860-7143, Cellular Tosel Farms, Appleton, MN. Thursday-Italian spaghetti with meat sauce, diced carrots, fruit cup, garlic or buttered bread, PBJ and milk. Friday--cheese pizza, banana, veggie sicks with dip, chocolate chip cookies. PBJ and milk. Highway 7 project starts next week The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today that, weather permitting, improvements to Highway 7 west of Clara City will get underway next week. Traffic will be detoured during the project. Barricades are expected to be in place on Tuesday, April 30. NOW Highway 7 detoured to Hi Ave. Highwa, detoured to and Highway 7. approximately According to supervisor Jim project beginning just and 23 junction to Clara City. project is mid-summer. The prime million project s Prinsburg. HOUSE OF G Two New 15-Minute Tanni Located at 437 SE 2nd Street in  Body and Bath : Candle  Gifts and More Scott and Jarni Bohlman, owners Mon.-Sat. i ][I00UNGER //L.JFURNITURE Lane Rec]i ! ! Leather Loveseat ,,,.,,,,,, ,,,,;,, s969 h'at/lcp hi ccat Leather Sofa Double reclining leather sofa 9 5 pc. 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