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n00lle news dl, Phone 839-2207 la Jorgenson attended ;nLg anniversary of Lores Strobel on ' April 20th at the h in Ortonville. La Jogenson attended iag anniversary for rtha Longhenry on tg, April 20th at the I Ulub. Jna Jorgenson Verna el Anderson attended ens .Le_ ague Spring , ',pnl 21st at the -nrch in Correll. I Karels of Houston, Parents Orlend and on April 17th and !uck Croatt were April 20th and Irene . Gable and Kevin, IJanfin went to Iowa I Lisa Ver Meer and ek-end of April orate their great- "rst birthday. They Ptil 29th. tended Christian April 16th at the Urch. The special ',rving flowers in presentation was lrson of Willmar, el Kraemer. The :or Lois Kuehnart .old and she also !es with special ast was fruit and ay 21st at the Zion rom 9-10:30 a.m Will be Rita Buck ;nment shop in i:eY" went to a -_ention in Omaha th and Friday, April ueed their new hot eY received several ''r,Clors which will ',-rafts Gifts and SOIls ' aOon, April 21st "nta very pleasant n'," of Gary and a'" nonor of Rose 'a,Y. Tom and Carol rl. e_ )9th Carmen girls from Clinton dLizzie Hanson a'Dean Hanson of " 15"iday also. t Visited Clifford and ton Hanson on  attended Christian t ion Lutheran lil 6th at 9:00 First communion was held at St. John's Catholic Church on Sunday, April 28th. Six students received Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist. Martha Summers from Chokio visited her sister Isabel Tobin on Wednesday, April 24th. Vi Hanson recently came back to Ortonville from Mesa, AZ. Vi Hanson made a trip to Rochester for a wedding of a friend. Recently Donald and Rae Amussen went on the Amtrack. They started in St. Cloud and went to Portland, OR, then to Sacramento, CA. Then they visited a daughter Chris Van Slyke of Denver, CO. Then they went to Fort Worth. TX and visited another daughter Lyn DeRoo. From there they went to Chicago and stayed a night at the Hilton Hotel. Then they came back to St. Cloud. Their daughter Carol Wood picked them up from the train. She took them to Willmar where Carol lives. The Amussens had left their car there. They then came home in their car. They were gone for a month. Marjorie Parker just returned from Bonita Springs, FL which is only two miles from the gulf. She spent six months this winter there. She celebrated her 80th birthday down there. She had a big Party in the park. She rented a hall, rented a band, had two big cakes, and a man served ice cream from a portable cart with a big red umbrella over it. About 150 people attended. Several people showed their talents by dancing and singing. She decorated the hall herself in her favorite colors red and white. Her special friend Jerry Peschong of LaBolt, SD was there too. Jerry and Marjorie drive to Florida in a van. They both have mobile homes down there at Lake San Marion Recreational Park. They had a good time. They go dancing three or four times a week. They have been going down there for 15 years. Saturday, April 20th Jim, Susan, and Taylor Leenerts from Holdingford had dinner and visited with Joe and Dorothy Coubal. Sunday, April 21 st Joe and Dorothy Coubal spent the morning with Lou and Donna Coubal of Montevideo. Then in the afternoon they attended the First Communion, open house, and noon meal for Joe and Dorothy's great-granddaughter Haley Fisher of Clarkfield. On Wednesday, April 24th Joe and Dorothy Coubal celebrated a 93rd birthday for Dorothy's aunt Thea Kraakaas. They had dinner and spent the afternoon. Those in attendance were Gwen Huismann, Kathy Lehman from Gheen, Dagny Minsaas of Granite Falls, Hazel and Carl Anundson of Cottonwood, Helen Christopher of Clarkfield. Gloria Eriekson of Montevideo, and Adyee -- Comedy in the Lounge , hursday, May 9and May 23 14rin- n " "" Is. ational touring comeo,ans s Day Cash Drawings SUnday, May 12, 4-gpm Neal McCoy Sunday, May sa, Shows at 4pm & 7pm Johnson of Granite Falls. On Wednesday, April 24th Joe and Dorothy Coubal.visited Brenda Pederson of Dawson after the birthday party. Jerry and Susan Larson from Redwood Falls had dinner and spent the day with Joe and Dorothy Coubal on Thursday, April 25th. Jerry and Susan brought a hickory smoked ham, pecans, and sauerkraut from Oklahoma. High bridge players at the Ortonville Senior Center Friday afternoon, April 26th were Jerry Oehler and Betty Nelson. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Jerry and JoAnne Labbe of Milbank and Arnold Souba visited and played cards at the Jerry Jorgenson's home Friday evening, April 26th. They belong to a bridge marathon of Ortonville, Clinton, and Milbank that play each month. Valina Nichols spent Saturday visiting with her daughter in Artichoke and with friends and neighbors all enjoyed watching a moose roaming in the Artichoke area. Monday, Valina and family attended the funeral of Wanda in Morris. She was Valina's sister-in-law. Ed Nichols of Arizona came for his sister's funeral. Ed stayed a few days and visited in the area. Thursday evening we drove to Marshall where we met with relatives and enjoyed a delicious dinner. Host families needed for foreign students Learn firsthand about another culture without leaving the United States and establish a friendship that will last a lifetime. P.I.E. has international students from more than 40 countries arriving into the area and surrounding communities for homestay programs. They need your help. The non- profit organization is looking for a few more caring host families to share the american way of life. If you think you may he interested in hosting a foi'eign teen--or would. like more information about the program--please call P.I.E. immediately at 1-800-828-9001. Berning accepted at Alexandria Tech Jennifer Berning of Ortonville has been accepted at Alexandria Technical College for the 2002-2003 school year. Jennifer is enrolled in the Law "If you "break" your vehicle, it to my dad at Progressive!" COMPLETE AUTO BODY SHOP WINDSHIELD REPAIR & REPLACEMENT 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FREE COMPUTERIZED ESTIMATES JASON ROGGENBUCK PROGRESSIVE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2255 or Toll Free 888-819-2255 Rosen. news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg April 20 weekend guests at the home of Mrs. Myra Schmieg were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington, Mrs. Kelly Marsh, Carter and Mikaela of Plymouth. Additional Sunday afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmieg and girls of Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengel of Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schueike and Alan were among friends and relatives that attended the retirement party for Rob Hoffman at the Telephone building in Bellingham on Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2002. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke and Alan of Montevideo, Brian Schuelke of Lennox, SD, Brenda Schuelke of Watertown attended the First Communion Mass at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church and reception in Brookings, SD in honor of Emily Kasuske on Saturday evening, April 20, 2002. Mrs. Gone Pillatzke spent Saturday, April 20 afternoon at the home of her mother Mrs. Almira Kareis to visit and help with some spring jobs around her home. Saturday, April 20 supper guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington, Mrs. Kelly Marsh, Carter and Mikaela of Plymouth. Additional Saturday evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer, Eric and Tomoyo. John, Ellen and Mathew Wilderhoeft of Madelia spent Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Drobny attended the 50th wedding anniversary open house in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Longhenry at the Big Stone Legion on Saturday evening, April 20, 2002. Mrs. Matt Drobny spent Monday, April 22 visiting with Ted Unzen at his apartment in Ghent. Kay Kareis, Rick and Michael attended the 4th birthday party in honor of Brandon Karels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Karels at the Pizza Ranch in Ortonville on Sunday afternoon, April 21,2002. Mrs. Julie Henrich visited with Mr. and Mrs. Herb Schuelke at their home in Madison on Wednesday, April 17. Mrs. Myra Schmieg accompanied Mrs. Frank Weber to Madison on Wednesday, April 24 and visited with Dorothy Hapka at Hilltop Apartment. Mrs. Jim Croatt and Mrs. Orland Mathison of Ortonville spent Monday afternoon, April 22 visiting with their sister Sylvia Croatt at Appleton Nursing Home. Alphonse Schmieg of Big Stone was a Wednesday, April 17 visitor at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Mrs. Lcster Millerbernd spent Saturday, April 20 till Tuesday, April 23 at the home of their daughter Mr. and Mrs. Derek Jones and Sierra in Blaine. Mr. and Mrs. Grog Roiland and family of Maple Plain, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hoffman abd family of Waconia were April 20 weekend guests at the Rob Hoffman home and attended the Retirement Party for their Dad Rob from the Farmer's Telephone Company in Bellingham in Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2002. Additional Saturday evening visitors at the Hoffman home were Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hoffman of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffman of Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoffman of Minnetonka, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hoffman and family of Odessa, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Reiffenberger, Chad and Cody Reiffenberger of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wittnebel. Knoll's Body Shop Quality CoUgsion Repair Enforcement program, which begins Thursday, April 18 till Saturday, April Aug. 26, 2002. She is the daughter of 20 at the home of their grandparents Joe and Deb Berning. Great news for 4-H! On Monday, April 15, three State 4-H Ambassadors represented Minnesota 4-H as the Legislature passed a House Resolution to recog- nize 4-H in honor of its centennial! Representative Margaret Anderson Kelliher (60A), who is also a former State 4-H Federation President, orga- nized the resolution. The resolution was supported and signed by 55 other State Representatives, which was one of the best supported resolutions ever! After the resolution was passed, the entire House stood and applauded the MN 4-H Program. Furthermore, MANY legislators rushed over to the State Ambassadors (you would have thought they were huge celebrities!) to take their pictures with them because they had also been in 4-H and had such positive experiences. In fact, many said that it was 4-H that gave them their leadership and public speaking skills, which were essential in he_lping them become elected pub- lic officials! It was a great day for Minnesota 4-H! The State Ambassadors who attended were: Kim McAndrews of Scott County, Amber Runke from McLeod County, and Paul Werner from Rice County. Michael Charland, Betty McAndrews, and Kristen Berning also attended as representa- tives of the Center for 4-H Youth Development and the MN 4-H Foundation. Here is what the Resolution said: "A House Resolution recognizing 100 years of Minnesota 4-H" WHEREAS, at the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a growing sentiment for practical edu- cation in agriculture, manual arts, and homemaking, thus the introduction of boys' and girls' club work, as it was first called; and WHEREAS, in 1902, T.A. Erickson began the first school fair in Minnesota for students where boys exhibited crops and girls exhibited baking and sewing items, in 1918 the phrase "4-H Club" is first used, and by 1999  6.4 million youth nation- wide are involved in 4-H and nearly 1 out of every 4 youth in Minnesota are involved in 4-H; and WHEREAS, the four leaf clover, the symbol of 4-H, represents mem- bers' heads, hearts, hands, and health; and WHEREAS, 4-H offers youth the education of "learning by doing" for both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 19; and WHEREAS, adult volunteers not only help educate youth, but also increase their knowledge on a wide variety of topics, and 8,800 4-H vol- unteers contributed over 800,000 hours of service to Minnesota youth; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration of the House of Representatives of the State of Minnesota that it celebrates 100 years of 4-H success in Minnesota and the positive develop- mental influence it has for our youth. Dated April 8, 2002 Signed by Steve Sviggum, Tim Pawlenty, and Margaret Anderson Kelliher (320) 839-2718 "Gary Knoll Located one mile north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 (next to Sioux Historic Pavilion) HERITAGEFEST Join your friends and neighbors for a fun day in the city of charm tradmon... and "' NEW ULM, MINNESOTA ONLY $69.00 PER PERSON This cost includes motorcoach transportation with departures from Ortonville, Bellingham, Madison and Dawson. Upon arrival in New UIm, you will be given a narrated tour of the historic city of New Ulm. Included will be a tour of Schells Brewery, the cathedral, historic homes and Turner Hall. A German lunch will be included in the fun-filled day. Admission to the Fest grounds, will include continuous entertainment by groups from Germany and across the U.S.A., along with the popular Concord Singers and the daily Fest Keg Opener. Crafts, German traditions and music and dancing will delight people of all ages. Several hours can be spent browsing the grounds, enjoying the sights and sounds of the HeritageFest. An evening departure will leave you with fond memories of a German heritage as you travel back home. 1-888-557-8852 2002 n INDEPENDENT Page 3b 1