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old days in the Ortonville area Extension report t i !!;: " Wi&apos; s MEMORY'S LANE From lhe Files of The Ortonville Independent DURING THE MID-1930s, you would have found these boys and girls in grades 5 and 6 in of the former Charlotte Rudh, now Mrs. Charles Peterson of Rothsay. Back row, left Holmquist, Bill Felton, Maurice Vogelbacher, Harry Mulligan, Don Pflueger, Don and Don Roder; third row, Ardella Kohler, Rose Knight, Shirley Oswood, Connie Voedish and Doris Trebil; second row, Darlene Snyder, Janet Shaw, Helen Schluter, Stegner, MaryAnne Van Hout, Geraldine Kvidera and Jean Shaw; front row, Keith Carl Dittes, Harold Dittes, Verlyn Struck and Tom Kaercher. Photo submitted by Ardella 16, 1992 Bakery and ts celebrating its ng in Ortonville is Andrea appoint- Chief of Quentin was named and will summer camp at 3w was Tea- tone City's 3r the Sousa Year are Kris Dinnel, and Sara AGO 1977 a no lay night ts Jean Nelson have filed for re-election to the school board. Gordon Anderson and Norman Christensen have also filed. Jim Burgess was elected president of the Kiwanis Club. Other officers are Jim Strong, George Schlagel and Jim Geier. New Mrs. Jaycee officers were installed. President is Judi Conrad. Other officers are Candy B jerk, Mona Aafedt, Nancy Murphy, Marilyn Hanson and Nancie Larson. State delegate is Karen Bender. Jerry and Judi Conrad were featured in the Know Your Merchant series. Ortonville Jaycee officers were installed. President is Tom Lord. Other officers are Larry Seabo, Mike Anderson, Paul Larson, Dave B jerk, Peter Steinke and Don Anderson. Harvey Kidman is the State delegate, r 50 YEARS AGO May 15, 1952 Mary Lou Beerling was / named valedictorian and Judith Schnaser, salutatorian of the 1952 class of Big Stone High School. The Jaycees practice paint up and clean-up last Friday evening when they completely painted and redid the Gus Holmquist home. Marvin Grimm was chosen as District FFA Star Farmer. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Dittes of Willmar, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius DeVaal of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sitter of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Strege of Orlonville. 70 YEARS AGO April 21, 1932 Naomi Rice, expert home economist will conduct the Homemakers Cooking school May 10 and 11 at the Armory. Four people have filed for the legislature, they are John Gustafson, Louis Miller, Charles Salmonson and Ed Hein from this area. About 300 votes were cast in the Big Stone City election Tuesday. Tom Vandervelde was elected mayor, Frank Jacobs and Max Maack were el6cted in the 1st ward, J.D. Steiner and A.H. Puder were winners in the second ward and Casper Flury and John Luff won in the third ward. Raymond Stoehr, who has been attending the West Central School of Agriculture, was recently awarded high honors for his ability as a rifle- man by the National Rifleman's Association in Washington D.C. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson of Ortonville at the Ortonville Hospital. f This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric .... ' ............ Brent NIson - Commercial & Residential Wiring - Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD / Ortonville. MN 56278 320-839-2631 Carrie Ann Olson County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 STATE FAIR CENTENNIAL OPPORTUNITIES Big Stone County and the Center for 4-H Youth Development at the University of Minnesota are celebrating the 100th Birthday of 4-H in many ways. Involvement of 4-H members, parents, leaders and alumni will be available in numerous county and state fair events. Some of these include: 4-H Chgir In recognition of the 100th birthday of 4-H, Minnesota will be assembling a one time Minnesota 4-H Centennial choir. Each county is asked to provide three members to this prestigious choir- one male and one female, both presently 4-H members and one adult 4-H alumnus (either male or female) to participate in the alumni choir. Youth must have completed the sixth grade and alumni can be any age. Participants must be available at the State Fair on Friday, August 24 for practice and all day on Saturday, August 24th for the State Fair 4-H Centennial Celebration and other performances. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Participants must give their undivided attention to the choir, so they can't be exhibiting livestock on either day. Meals and lodging are provided on Friday and Saturday and those representing each county will get a Centennial Choir T- Shirt. So, flex those vocal cords and give it a try. This is your opportunity to be a part of something really special. 4-H Exhibits The big 100th birthday party for 4- H will give all 4-H enthusiasts a chance to dust off some old exhibits and bring back some fond memories. In recognition of the 4-H Centennial Celebration, every county will be offering a special County Class for 4- H Centennial exhibits. There will be three categories. The first is for LIVESTOCK RELATED exhibits. Possibilities could include old newspaper clippings or pictures of previous 4-H livestock projects or exhibits of some of the equipment used by previous livestock exhibitors. The only rule heris 'no animals, please!' The second category is for NON-LIVESTOCK exhibits. Think about old dresses that were 4-H projects, old shop projects that still exist and original entomology exhibits. But also think about the sewing machine used to make the dress, the tools use to make the shop project or the old book used to identify the entomology specimen orders. The possibilities for cool and creative exhibits are endless. The third category is for OTHER. Now this one is wide open. A series of old Secretary's books from your club, a scrapbook from a 4-H Club Congress trip winner, or maybe a three: dimensional exhibit with pictures of three generations of 4-H swine exhibits. Wouldn't that be a hoot'? Each exhibit should contain a brief description indicating a little history of the exhibit. Start planning now! There are even State Fair trips for the exhibits. We want to have a sizable Centennial exhibit at every County Fair and your family will want to be a part of it. You don' t have to be in 4-H to enter...everyone -- 4-H members, parents, leaders and alumni are invited to participate. 4-H Family Recognition How many consecutive generations can your family boast direct 4-H membership? In recognition of the Centennial year, we will honor three, four and five generation 4-H families at the County Fair. In addition, the State Fair will be recognizing four and five generation families during every Encampment. The criteria are pretty simple and so is the application. Families just need to list names, clubs and counties of the family chain of consecutive 4-H members. Blended families qualify, but leaders who were never 4-H club members do not. Get out your toes and fingers and start counting. Does you family qualify? If so, get an application. Additional details about all of these 4-H Centennial Opportunities are available at the Big Stone County Extension Office in the Courthouse in Ortonville. Call 1-800-279-2518 or 320-839-2518. <u: 002nd Anniversary mJ mm.m < D/splay to Choo From/ . vw1 SOHOMES, INC. '*''-g'" 7t- SEBEKA. MN t-8004EITg-J84, wnJv.anderson., ID #OX, 4 ( Check out our web site at ) 3t present for $100 Bellingham May 1 Nelson and at the home Louis Park. Nelson, Redepenning attended the tribute to the evening Theatre of parents Anniv. 20 at the Borgerson and IOrgerson were guests at the Barbara Cox and d Saturday y at the rnington, St. Revillo, Madison, I, Louisburg, rL Correll and tings, SD; g and Franklin, LA all helped Alfred and Barbara Borgerson celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniv. on Saturday afternoon at the Bellingham City Hall. Saturday supper guest at the Alfred Borgerson home were Curtis and Mildred Borgerson of Franklin, LA; Craig, Coralie and Courtnie Meyer of Brookings, SD; Keith, Sue, Kyle, Kayla and Katie Borgerson; Lori and Nicole Cox; James and Gladys Ruckle and girls of Bloomington; Dean, Pia, Peter and Tom Ruckle of Bloomington and Steve, H'arley and Dallas of Lakeville. Ronnie Nelson attended the Open House for Alfred and Barbara Borgerson on Saturday at the Bellingham City Hall. Lynette Nelson and Luke attended the 1st Communion of her niece Megan Brene at Prescott, WI on Sunday morning. Connie Robertson was a Sunday morning brunch guest at the home of Linda Vant Hull and Lucille Nelson. Monday Ronnie Nelson played pool with Me[-Oman and Frank Bergerson. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Borgerson and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Borgerson were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Meyer at Brookings, SD on Tuesday evening. Tuesday Ronnie Nelson played cards, with Dick Wilson. Louisburg Leatrice Wagner of Minnetonka visited with Charles and Ihla Thomson Wednesday to Saturday morning. Wednesday afternoon Lea Wagner and Ihla Thomson visited Arnold Johnson and Hervin Borstad at the Madison Lutheran Home. Thursday morning Lea Wagner of Minnetonka, Charles and Ihla Thomson and Marlys Kashmark were visitors at Bervin and Arlene Skjei at Appleton. Ruth Hansen and Marilyn Boxrud of Madison joined WD Tours on Saturday morning to attend "The Music Man" at the Chanhassen Dinner "l:heatre. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Gene Hofmann last Wednesday. There were three squares in attendance with guests from Clear Lake, Watertown and Peever. Bill George from Huron will call on Wednesday, May 1, Bring a May basket. On the lunch committee are Gene and Lois Spiering and Hank and Dorothy Prasnicki. Upcoming dances May 8, Hank Prasnicki. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p,m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the Northeast door, visitors are always welcome. to Serve the New 7th! Prepared and paid lot by the Peterln Fo Co3gress Committee Hunter education firearms safety training Odessa's Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Hunter's Education Course beginning Tuesday, May 7th, 7 p.m. at the Gun Club Building. Instructors request that a parent or guardian of the youth attend this registration meeting. The course will run four more evenings and pan of a Saturday. Any Youth (male or female) that will be 12 years old by Dec. 31, 2002 may attend. Any adults who need a Time loss from work is an immense problem in terms of human suffering and economic impact. The only disorder to cause more time loss from work than back pain is the common cold. Numerous studies show that chiropractic care is both a safe and effective way you deal with back pain, neck pain, headaches, tendonitis, carpal turinel syndrome, muscular and joint injuries. Our office procedures include thorough examination, promote fast relief and early return to work. Proper care of an acute injury is the best advice to prevent it from becoming a chronic certificate can be accommodated. - " " '. ongoing disabling problem. Fr further infrmatin YU may t  '' --L contact:  Bill Mellon - 839-2349 ,,} fi" Gary Pfleger - 839-3351 '  reter00 Craig Danielson - 596-2160 Dalen Roe- 839-3502 i  Bob Rothi - 273-2374 ! Zg;: i ]]]k 1111  Alan Webster- 839-2412 Scott Roelke - 839-2661 ]lil "- lv Bruce Nelson - 839-2014. I  "  M-W4: 8:30am - 5:00pm; 'i Tues.-Thurs. 8:30am - 12noon; Sat. by appt. I I r Meet our family at Plm00u00ant View Lil Henklemann 100 S. Barduson St. Appleton, MN 56208 No ones knows what a "full day's work" is all about more than Lil Henkle- mann. Lil has demonstrated what most of us only read about when it comes to work ethics. As a youngster on her parent's Akron Township farm in Big Stone County, LII, along with her brother Art and sister Ruth, worked along side her parents, farming the 320 acres when not attending country school. When Art married and started his own family, Lil moved into Appleton, and began working in the kitchen at the Appleton Hospi- tal. It was 1953, and Lfl remembers, Wee worked in a very small, crowded kitchen, and we had to make everything - bread, pies, cake, raised Pleasant doughnuts and cinnamon rolls." For 30 years LII made meals for the hos- pital and nursing home residents and staff, retiring in 1983 before work- Wiew lng a couple of years at the local bakery. Lll's enjoyment came from the many hours of caring for her flower gardens; anywhere there was dirt to be dug, Lfl created a beautiful flower garden. For several years she took on the role of "Grandma LII" for Jacob Clarke. before the Clarke family 289- 1 1 63 moved from Ltl's neighborhood to Brewster. "It's too bad they had to move so far away," commented Lil. "He was the best little kid." IAI especially en- Joys the atsmosphere at Pleasant View, where she has become a very spe- cial lady in "one big happy family." Come check us outl Ask Judy about living at Pleasant View - you'll be glad you didH 00INDEPENDENT Page 5b