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Good old days in the Ortonville area O!VlIL LMII[.MINtlESOT00 SOMETIME BACK IN THE LATE 1950s or early 1960s, this photo appeared in The Independent, showing an Ortonville/Big Stone Lake booth at an Omaha Sports Show. The booth, naturally, was promoting this area. Manning the booth when this photo was taken were Art Anderson, far left, and current Publisher Jim Kaercher, center. Man at far right is believed to be Rev. Cahill, Baptist minister here at that time. If you have really good eyes, you can see the face of former resident Herb King on the brochure Jim is handing out. 10 YEARS AGO May 11, 1988 Incumbents George Elliott and Eldon Knutson are running again for three year terms on the Ortonville School board.,also candidates for the offices are Lon Moen and Gerald Hanratty. A trail of dust follows every farmer through the fields this spring in Big Stone coun- ty. Area clouds just won't let go of the moisture that is badly needed. An open house will be held at the Don Moorhead home following Baccalaureate for the foreign exchange students Elka Spillner and Paulo Laureiro. The Prime Timers organi- zation  gartiz !. will , .... have a.mti  Mon'May - 16 at the 0rpheum and a trip to the Twins game on June 22nd. Linda Biever is the Prime Timers Director. Northridge is planning events for Nursing Home week. 25 YEARS AGO May 3, 1973 Vince Stegner has started a new business, E-Z-Go Golfcars. Other members of the firm are Alan Kilvington, Jeff Struck, Tom Hystead and secretary Jean Belgum. Doyle Robertson, son of the Walter Robertsons of Ortonville, has been selected to sing with "America's Youth Group in Concert. They will tour Europe for four weeks and end up with their final concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Sunday, May 6th. Ortonville, has been sold to Val Bornhorst and his daugh- ter, Kathy Nickolauson. 50 YEARS AGO May 20, 1948 Sixty two seniors of the Ortonville High School will receive their diplomas on Tuesday evening. Ila Jean is the valedictorian and Donna Mae Lerum is the salutatorian. Immediate expansion of Mound cemetery was planned last Tuesday afternoon by members of the Board of Directors, who also announced DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From lhe Files of The Oonville Independent that the maintenance charge is being raised. V.C. Strong is the new DFL Chairman elected at a county convention last Friday. Maurice Berdan, is a newly named Minnesota Star Farmer. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl on May 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Goetsch of Bellingham, a girl on May 13th to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haas of Ortonville and a boy on May 16th to Mr. and Mrs. William Lindholm of Graceville. 70 YEARS AGO May 10, 1928 Mrs. B.R. Karn, Ortonville, is in charge of the arrange- ments for the seventh District Federation of Women's Clubs convention in Ortonville on May 10th and 1 lth. Two new filling stations are to be erected soon in the Ortonville area, one will be across from the Sanborn Elevator and one will adjoin the Davis and Pyle tire shop to the north. At the regular council meeting it was brought up whether parallel parking should be continued. Several more barns are being built in the county and school districts 19 in Prior township and 21 in Big Stone township have let contracts for new school houses. Bellingham/Louisburg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Mannie Karels was not present at the Community Day Drawing Wednesday afternoon, April 22nd when his name was called for $100. On Wednesday, April 29th the drawing will again be for $100. Saturday afternoon, April 18th, Betty Nelson stopped in Willmar and picked up DeLayne Dahl and they went on to Hutchinson and visited with Bonnie Dahl. DeLayne spent the night with Tom and Gwen Dahl and Betty spent the night with Vicki and Leonard Leflay. On Sunday, they went to the First Communion Mass for Stephanie Dahl at the Holy Trinity Parish in Winsted. After services they were all supper guests at the Loft and Bruce Dahl home in Winsted. DeLayne and Betty returned to their homes Sunday evening. Guests of Arlene Maas of Odessa on Thursday afternoon were Eileen Sather, Carol Bergerson, Lois i Thomson of Madison, Lorraine Sorenson, Ihla Thomson, Carol Olson, and Lucille Nelson. Vernon and Carol Olson attended the burial service at Appleton Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Scott (Cathy Jo) Krogsrud at the Appleton Cemetery. Her funeral was held Saturday morning in Fargo. Paul and Cecelia Gundvaldson of Silver Lake visited over the weekend at Adeline Rudnick's. Cecelia and Adeline are sisters. The Spring Gathering of the Lac qui Parle Conference was held on Tuesday, April 21st at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. The conference theme was, "Stir up the Fire." The morning keynote speaker was Corinne Chilstrom who gave an uplifting message. The highlight of the afternoon was a drama with special music, "Encounter on a Rooftop," presented by Sandra Schramm and Joyce Breen of River Falls, Wis. Two- hundred thirty-four women attended would like to thank all their loyal patrons and generous sponsors for making this year's show a tremendous success. All males interested in singing are welcome to join us each Monday night in the Milbank High School i:horus room beginning at 8 p.m. Come and discover the joy of singing in four-part .harmony! this event with 29 out of 32 conference churches represented. Forty large quilts were given to women's shelters, 70 ABC baby quilts for babies born HIV-positive or affected by drus and alcohol, many school, health and mid-wife kits, plus other mission articles. Attending from St. Paul's were: Diane Dybevik, Sandy Hanson, Margaret Klefsaas, Carol Olson and Phyllis Seiler. Marlys Pillatzke of Nassau was a Wednesday morning visitor of Lucille Nelson. Luella Ninnemann and Lillian Wendland visited Rev. and Mrs.- Wilbert Zahl at Sunrise Village and Verla Schendel at Bethesda Homes in Willmar on Friday. Lucille and Lynette Nelson were Friday noon luncheon guests of Shirl Botker in Ortonville. Glen and Dorothy Rakow of Breckenridge, Vince and Elaine Rakow of Champlin, Dave and Ann Rakow of Brooklyn Park and Iva Rakow were Sunday afternoon visitors of Eugene and Yvonne Hanson. Erwin and Pearl Pederson spent Tuesday and Wednesday visiting GaVae Pederson in New Brighton. Meranda Redepenning and Larry Redepenning were Thursday overnight guests at the Joe and Linda Sanderson home in New Hope while Hubert was a patient at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Lois Larson attended the retirement party with the dietary girls from the Madison Lutheran Home for Lorraine Newton at the After Five Supper Club Thursday evening, April 23rd. Weekend visitors at the Melvin Maatz home was Daren Maatz of Willmar. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Borgerson were Sunday dinner guests at Mr. and Mrs. Byron Overby' s at Wilmot, SD. Jim Ladwig of Big Stone City was also a dinner guest. Pastor and Irene Friedrich, Liltian Struck, Clara Lotthammer, Norma Wittnebel, Marion Maatz, Carol Maatz, Marilyn Goetsch, Frances Wittnebel, Arlene Hoffman attended the LWML Spring Rally at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township,. on Saturday, April 25. Charles and Fran Trygestad were TH [ ;IFT ()[: t--tt)ME FIAC;RANCINC; Strawberry Kiwi"" ourMay Fragrance of the Month Come visit'us for the only candles that are famous for fragrance CARTWRIGHT DRUG & GIFTS Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone (320) 839-6102 Page 4b .,,. INDEPENDENT Saturday evening visitors of Lucille Nelson. Callers at the Roger and Beaty Kunde home during the week were Larry Mork of Madison; Dorothy and Bud Vangsness, Buster Goetsch and Marge Motland of Mpls. Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Maggie Crosby of Appleton and Barbara Borgerson were luncheon guests of Mrs. Claude Larson. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz attended the Confirmation open house for Nicole Jorgenson at her home in rural Ortonville on Sunday afternoon. Darrin Larson of Fargo, ND and Brent Larson of Alexandria spent the weekend with their parents, Wally and Lois Larson. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Roiland of Chokio were Sunday afternoon visitors of Hilda Brehmer. Last Sunda-y, A-(ri] 19th Earl and Margaret Schake went to Watertown, SD and helped Larry Dale celebrate his birthday among others. Pastor Friedrich, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lotthammer, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz, Norma Wittnebel attended the LLL Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran Church, Morris, Sunday evening, April 26th. Tuesday afternoon Alfred and Barbara Borgerson were luncheon guests of Ramona Tilbury. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schake attended the church dinner at St. Peters Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 26th. Afterwards they attended the confirmation reception for Gabriel Larson, son of Dewayne and Gloria Larson at the Senior Center in Ortonville. Vicki Larsen, Betty Hanson and Anita Anderson of Wheaton visited Minnie Bullock at her apartment in Wheaton Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening, Earl and Margaret Schake attended the First Communion services at St. Charles Church at Big Stone City, SD and the potluck supper following the service. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Larsen visited Mildred Hokensen, Gene Wood, and Roy and Linda Klemm near Browns Valley Sunday Elmo Sorenson returned home on Monday, April 20 after being a heart patient at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park since Easter Sunday morning. Visitors at the Sorenson home have been: Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Stevens of Appleton; David and Maggie Stevens, Lori Schlueter and Nicholas, LeAnn Stone, Pastor Chris Finsand, Gloria Sorenson, Clara Peterson and Terry Johnson. Mervin and Margaret Holstad of Spicer spent Friday and Saturday with Gary, Mary and Jared Roiland. Friday afternoon, Johnny and Clarice Borstad had coffee with Lee and Lorraine Crosby in Madison. Later they also visited Sam Borstad at theMadison Hspital ............  . , Jbhn and "L, aura larqua'/ Appleton, visited Alan and Ruth Hansen last Sunday evening.  :" Joyce Letrud spent last week with Judy and Dan Dallman and boys at Uheling, NE. Leida Lund, Aimee Lurid, Shane Broderson and Daren Walter spent the weekend at the Paul and Carol Lund home. Joe and Muriel LaBelle spent last Tuesday to Friday in Grand Forks, ND at the Kristi and Dan Austin home. Donald and Cindy Hansen and daughter Billie Dawn of Minnetonka spent the April 18th Doris Hansen the Harlan Wiese auction sale on April 19. Visitors at the Nelson home Theresa Fossen evening and Thursday afternoon. Gordon and JoyC Letrud attended the Johnson (father at North Branch morning, April Sunday, Ihla Thomson, Thomson, Mayn Thomson of Thomson of guests of Edith Thomson. Richard Johnson that his father Wednesday, April Richard spent Tuesday with North Branch. TerrY, and J.R. were m the weekend. Saturday morning, Lutheran Church Sunday dinner of Edwin and Willie and Jackie SD; David Sandy Streich School Breakfast: Ready-to-Eat 1/2 Pint Milk Lunch: Ham Cheese Slice (7-1', Cheese Potatoes, Pineapple Sauce, L Breakfast: Pit Blueberry Muffin, Lunch: Whipped Baked Apple 12), 1/2 Pint Milk Breakfast: Pizza On A Bun, li Lunch: Grilled Crackers, Tomato Vegetable Sticks, Pint Milk Breakfast: & Sausage On A Pint Milk Lunch: Italian Sauce, Tossed Dressing, Rice Milk MondaY, Breakfast: :Tast Sticks, Syta.  .... 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