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ARRIVING TO THE 2011 OHS PROM held Saturday, April 30 are Joseph Mathes and his escort Megan Baerwaldt. Fifty-four couples attended this year's Prom entitled "Between the Twinkle of a Star and the Glow of the Moon Magic Happens." Open house baby shower for Ivy Lovgren Please join us in celebrating a come and go baby shower for Eric and Ivy Lovgren on May 14, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 36231 St. Hwy 7 Ortonville (about nine miles up the lake road). Baby is registered at q arget and Walmart. (ADVx2) Come celebrate C. Carlson's 65th Everyone is invited to the Big Stone American Legion on Saturday, May 14 to celebrate with Carol Carlson on her 65th birthday. The party begins at 6 p.m. with live music beginning at 8 p.m. by Ron E. Cash. He will be performing fifties and sixties country music, highlighted with a Johnny Cash Tribute. Carol, formerly of the Bumsville area, currently lives near the Shady Oak addition along Big Stone Lake with her husband Dennis. The public is invited to celebrate with Carol, Dennis and their children Becky, Dean and Scott. (adv.) OHS class of '61 reunion set :, Cornfest weekend Ortonville High School Class ofi '61 50th reunion is set for du~'ing the ! annual Corn Festival Aug. 19-2I, 2011. Activities are planned for Friday with golf and a gathering in the evening at the Matador Supper Club. The Club House will host the Saturday evening activities. There is word that the orginal E1 Cominos Band will make an appearance during the weekend. The class will have a float in the Comfest parade. The committee is searching for information on three classmates. Carol (Schwarze) Dahlgren, Jean Kenyon and Carl Krueger. Contact John Tobin at (507) 838-8686 or Florence Loeschke at (320) 839-4200. Rifle range work night to beheld The rifle club will hold its annual range cleanup night on Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the work night will be held on Tuesday, May 24, instead. Persons interested in helping to maintain the shooting range are asked to attend. "gest [I FAIRFAX-In a special meeting held on April 21,2011, the Fairfax Economic Development AssOciation approved the purchase of an electronic sign to replace the aging community message board on the corner of 1st Street SE and 2nd Ave. SE. The current community message billboard was built in 1983 with $2,000 donated by the Fairfax Centennial Committee from the proceeds remaining following the very successful Fairfax Centennial celebration. The new electronic sign will be 94" wide and 43" tall. The bottom of the sign is planned to be just over six feet off the ground. The completed sign, with roof, will stand cl0~e to 12 feet tall and be 14 feet wide. GRACEVILLE-Nine-man football section realignments for 2011-2012 have moved around a few teams after Renville County West dropped from Class A to nine-man. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley will stay in Section 3 along with ECHO Charter, Fulda, Hancock, Hills-Beaver Creek, Lincoln HI, RCW, Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Edgerton/Ellsworth. Wheaton teams up with Herman-Norcross, who were previously paired with Chokio-Alberta, and will join Section 4 along with Bertha-Hewitt, Eagle Valley, Isle, Onamia, Parkers Prairie, Verndale, Ashby and Brandon/Evansville. APPLETON-Annie Kells has taken over as chief financial officer at Appleton Area Health Services. For the 11 months prior to the move, Kells was business office manager of AAHS. Prior to that, Kells worked at Lee and Berner LTD in Montevideo, Pioneer Public Television in Appleton and Western Consolidated Cooperative in Holloway. Kells is a 1995 graduate of Lac qui Parle Valley High School. CANBY-Canby wrestling coach Perry Fink is retiring after 19 seasons heading a very successful program. Fink, who finishes his tenure with a 405-130-4 record as a head coach, has decided to call it a career and spend more time with family. Fink first started as Canby wrestling head coach in 1993. (Edit Note: The following Q, What's your time at Augustana appeared in the Augustana been like so far? Magazine for Alumni and A. In one word; challenging. Au- friends of Augustana College. gustana has challenged me to grow so It features Lindsay Plathe, much in every aspect of my life. 2006 graduate of OHS. Lind- Q. After graduation, how do you say is currently studying think a degree from Augustana will abroad in London and will be differentiate you from other college returning in May.) graduates? ***** A. Augustana's academic reputation Meet Lindsay Plathe, class of 2012, alone sets its graduates apart from a business administration major from many others. A degree from Augie Bellingham. doesn't teach you to just go out and Lindsay is just one of hundreds of work, it gives you a fire to make a dif- Augustana students who benefit from ference, to incorporate your values into the Augustana Fund, a pool of financial all you do and to make sure that pas- resources that provides scholarships sion is a main part of your career. and financial aid to students, helps re- Augie holds its students to a higher crnit and retain exceptional faculty and standard and pushes them to be their makes available'new and significant absolute best. technology. Q. What has Augustana taught you about social responsibility-the importance of giving back in order to make the world a better place? A. In my classes, I've been provided many opportunites to appreciate the importance of social responsibility. Within our business studies, we were not taught just how to make a buck. We learned what we could to inspire and help others, because that's what suc- cess is. Your gift to the Augustana Fund cre- ates opportunites for students like Lindsay while ensuring Augustana's strong and viable future. To learn more about the Augustana Fund or to make a gift for the 2010- 2011 campaign, visit Special thanks to the third grade class of Big Stone City School! Everyone looks for different things in a vehicle. Yet when it comes to getting the auto loan, most people want the same things: 0--, Low Rates 0--, Fast Approval Flexible Terms Those are the keys to a great auto loan and First State Bank is ready to put you in the driver's seat. Stop in and apply today! Member FDIC Open Monday through Friday until 4:00 PAl and Thursday nights until 6:00 PM Big Stone City, South Dakota Wilmot, South Dakota Phone 605-862-7676 " Fax 605-862-7677 By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 The whole family was at Urban and Ludie Stolpman's for Easter. The family of Urban and Ludie and David's for the April 22 weekend were Ricky Stolpman of Council Bluffs, IA and Todd Stolpman and family of Egan. The Stolpmans looked at old pictures, visited, and had dinner at Pizza Ranch on Saturday. The weekend of April 30 Greg Loeschke from St. Louis Park and Deb Zachmann and family from Fergus Falls were at the Jim and Darlene Loeschke's home helping with spring work. Jim McKinney is home after four weeks in the hospital. He is doing well. Welcome home Jim! Lauryn Schumacher and family of Fulda and Anna and John Nielsen and family of Hermantown came to visit Marlyn and Reva Schumacher for the Easter weekend. Additional guests on Sunday, April 24 were Lee and Cyndy Schumacher and ShideyBowen all of Milbank, Ron and Tammy Schumacher and family and Paul and Ruth Strong and family all of Ortonville, and Joanne Meyer of Mankato. Gert and Russ's daughter Michelle Wester and friend, of ElkRiver were home at Gert and Russ Leger'~ for Easter. Tom Leger of Montevideo, Carmen Leger of Cottonwood, and Doug Leger and Dawn Leger both of Ortonville visited Easter morning with Gert and Russ. They all had brunch together. Jeanette Bohlman's family was at Jeanette's for Easter. They celebrated Easter on Saturday, April 23. Guests were Jeanette's sons Jon Bohlman and family of Sartell, Paul Bohlman and family of Big Stone City, and Jeanette's brother James Abramowski of Madison. Friday afternoon, April 22 visitor of Gen Adelman was Victoria' Adelman of Rose'rnount. She was at her mother Gen Adelman's of Fairway from April 22 to April 24. Also Gen's son Don of Ortonville was a Saturday night, April 23 overnight guest of Gen's. Gen, Don, and Victoria were Saturday dinner guests at Dennis and Gail Adelman's of Milbank and Easter Sunday dinner guests at Doug and Amy Adelman's of Rosen. Virginia Wildung was a Wednesday, April 20 visitor of Gen Adelman at Fairway View. Elayne Fahlgren's son Lee spent Easter weekend with Elayne. He took Meetings ] ALANON MEETINGS every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ortonville Senior Citizen Center (use side entrance). Friends and family of alco- holics are invited. 32-TF* AA MEETINGS every Monday, 8:30 a.m., 406 Sisseton, Big Stone City, SD and every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Ortonville Senior Center, 200 Mon- roe Ave. (use side entrance). 25-TF* Americ.,an Heart ;oeiation WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Are you or someone you'know a victim of Domestic Violence? The abuse can be PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL. If you need help or just want to talk, call SOMEPLACE SAFE 320-839-2331 or 800'974-3359 All services are free and confidential. Tuesday, May 3,2011 INDEPENDENT Elayne out for Easter dinner. Marty, Kim, and Grace Kelzer of Faribault were Easter weekend visitors of Harvey and Jo Kelzer. On Saturday they were all dinner guests of Gail and Dennis Adelman and family of Milbank. Everyone had a good time visiting with relatives they hadn't seen for awhile. On Sunday after Mass, a visit from the Easter bunny, and brunch, it was back to Faribault for Mary, Kim, and Grace. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels were at Perham at the Nick Karels family for Easter. They were there Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Inga Koeckeritz visited Jerry and Carmen Steen in Sioux Falls from Wednesday, April 20 until Saturday, April 23. On Thursday, April 21 Inga attended Grandparent's Day at the school for her grandson Brayden Steen. Marvin and Lois Knopf had Easter weekend guests Steve and Pam Johnson from Bemidji, Charlie Knopf of St. Paul, and Ross, Cindy, and Jordan Wohlhuter of the Twin Cities. Heather Dejong and Carla Schellberg were Easter dinner guests at the Laverne Mielitz's home. For Easter weekend Lolly Walker's nephew and his wife, Bradley and Sue Karow from-Red Wing, stayed with Lolly Walker. Eleanora Quast went up to Northridge to have Easter dinner with her husband Richard Quast. Luille Thompson's daughter Joanne and Steve Bissett of Austin visited Lucille for the Easter weekend. They also went to Northridge tO visit Joanne's dad Clifford Thompson. Melissa Davis's brother Chad and wife Doni Swihart from Brookings visited Melissa on Saturday, April 23. Gary and LaVonne Beachem had Easter with Gary's sister Brenda and husband Gordon Munson of Milbank. For the Easter weekend Randy and Becky Stattelman enjoyed their children and six grandchildren Gina and Ethan Anderson and two little girls Drew and Livia of Mankato; Joe and Kari Stattelman and three little girls Shayla, Haley, and Josie of Detroit Lakes; Willis and Meghan Stattelman and son Ben of Grand Forks, ND; and Charlie Stattelman of Concordia College in Moorhead. On Friday, April 22 Lois Ritter went to Fargo and took her granddaughter Mackenzie Mackmer to a movie on Friday night. On Easter Lois spent it with her family in Fargo. She returned home on Sunday Delores Karels Celebrating 90 Years of Living on May 4, 2011. Send best wishes to: Miss Delores Kards 126 First St. SE, Apt. 12 Ortonville, MR $6278 evening. Kevin and Beth Gable and children : Kevin Junior and Cora were Easter dinner guests at Jack and Elaine Gable's. David and Janet Weber went to Richard and Sandy Weber's home in Chokio on Saturday, April 23 for early Easter dinner. On Thursday, April 21 David and Janet Weber attended preschool graduation for their granddaughter Morgan Haggerty held at the Ortonville School. Vi Hansen along with family and relatives celebrated Easter dinner at Don and Carolyn Verheul's. For the Easter weekend Gary and Marilyn Carlson were down to their son Paul and family in Clearwater to celebrate Paul's birthday on Saturday, April 23. Visiting Dorothy Gmiterko for the Easter weekend were her son Greg and family from Chanhassen. Greg, Karen, Michael, and Jackie attended Mass at St. John's with Dorothy on Sunday and afterwards had a nice visit at home with a good dinner. They thought it was a beautiful weekend. Matt and Laura Lamb and the three girls went to Laura's parents in Perham for Easter. Helen Danielson Bred~n and Gloria Danielson went to7 a.m. Easter Service at Abiding Faith Lutheran Church. After the service the youth served a breakfast in the church. The relatives gathered at Glen and Pat Danielson's for Easter dinner. Nikole, Makenna and Quinlan Kehnle attended Church Service with Charles and Verda Bartz and enjoyed lunch at the Hilltop Cafe on Easter Sunday. Makenna and Quinlan enjoyed their Easter egg hunts in the afternoon. Twenty-three members of the Phyllis Schluter family met in Bloomington for Easter. The Thoms family came from Stafford, VA. Candace Nelson came from Seattle, WA. Others came from Andover, Edina, Lakeville, Rosemount, and Minneapolis. They colored, hid, and hunted Easter eggs. Everyone brought food for a delicious dinner and enjoyed a lot of conversation. Turkey hunting is an interest of the Phyllis Schluter family. Chuck Wiesner, Bob Schluter, and Jim Schluter got their turkeys. Jim Wiesner, Dennis Wiesner, and Paul .Schluter did not get their turkeys. David and Marilyn Forbes from Marshall visited Fran Sester of Northridge for Easter Sunday. David and Marilyn brought a carry-in dinner which they enjoyed with Fran. Tuesday forenoon, April 26 Joe and Gina Michaels of Beardsley visited Fran Sester of Northridge. Betty Kok of Cottage Grove came to visit her sister Delores Karels for a few days. John and Dawn Schenk of St. Cloud visited her mother Palma Gutzman on Easter. They were invited to Jeff and Donnette Herberg's for Easter Sunday for Easter dinner. John and Anna Rothi went to Zion, IL to visit their daughter and family Lori, Steve, Autumn, and Emily Coady. They went Thursday, April 21 and returned home Monday, April 25. John and Anna Rothi were overnight guests of Scott and Patty Anderson and Brooke of Lakeville on April 20 and then again on April 25. Spring/summer clothing giveway Big Stone City Horizon's annual "Spring and Summer Clothing Giveaway" will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Big Stone Senior Center, located on Main St. across from the Big Stone Motel in Big Stone City, SD. Donations of spring and summer clothing items are needed and can be dropped off starting on Wednesday, May 4 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Senior Center. Page 3 ....... I111 I?rll/ , =_