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Good old days in the Ortonville area AMERICAN LEGION BIRTHDAY CALENDARS have been published ever since back in the 1940s. One of the originators was the late Helen (Herb) Bolsta, shown seated in above photo, taken in 1986. Standing at right is the late Evelyn (Dr. Roger) Nolop, and at left is Lorrayne (Richard) Karn, who is still working today on the calendars for the com- ing year 2012. Listed on the calendars are dates of birthdays for near- ly 4,000 area persons living in our immediate area, as well as many relations living outside the area. Lorrayne has headed the annual proj- ect since 1976, a total of 35 years. FOR THE WEEK OF May 10, 2011 10 YEARS AGO May 8, 2001 Wind and rain greeted the 81 teams of anglers in Saturday and Sunday's "Border Battle" United States Fishing Association (USFA) tournament on Big Stone Lake. The annual event was held on Saturday for the South Dakota side of the lake and Sunday for the Minnesota side. Much-appreciated dry weather much of last week and the week before allowed many farmers to finally begin spring planting, only to meet with wet and windy weath- er last weekend. Fortunately, many had nearly finished planting before the rain hit. Once again the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, together with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries, will be hosting a Youth Fishing Day. The event will be held May 19 at a pond stocked with game fish near the Refuge auto tour route. In the top 10 at the recent Ortonville Invitational were team captains for the Trojan lady linksters, Jennifer Berning and Lindsey Nelsen. 25 YEARS AGO May 7, 1986 Martin Carlson of Carlson Oil Co. of Graceville has been elected to the board of directors of the Northwest Petroleum Association (NWPA), a trade association repre- senting 800 petroleum product dis- tributors in North Dakota and Minnesota. Stolpman Insurance Agency of Bellingham and Ortonville has been named a recipient of the cov- eted Agency Achievement Award for 1985 by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Grinnell, IA. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Eifealdt, Ortonville; a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Anderson; and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Diekmann. Sales Representative Perry J. Anderson, with Minnesota Hearing Aid Center of Moorhead, (MHAC), is now serving Ortonville and the surrounding area. MHAC has 14 service centers across the state. 50 YEARS AGO May 11, 1961 First Street in Ortonville is to be widened and resurfaced this year or next. Walt Dorry easily won the wall- eye division of the fishing contest with his nine pound, one ounce walleye. Seven seniors will graduate from high school in Big Stone City on May 24. South Dakota Governor Gubbard is all for the fishing con- test with Governor Anderson from Minnesota. Anderson as yet hasn't given his reply. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Novak of Odessa; and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. George Fredrickson of Ortonville. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE FrOm the files ot the Ortonville Independent 70 YEARS AGO May 8, 1941 Services last Sunday at the Tabor Evangelical Xhurch marked the completion of 40 years in min- istry by the pastor, Rev. John E. Booth, who has spent the entire time in South Dakota churches, the last eight at the Tabor Church. The first bucket of concrete was poured Tuesday morning for the Whetstone bridge. Since Tuesday they have poured the footings for the west abutment and for piers one and two. Among the highway project contracts to be let on May 23 is one for a bridge over the south fork of the Yellow Bank River on State Aid Road No. 7 about two and a half miles north of Marietta. Specifications call for a 75-foot bridge of three creosoted timber spans. Oscar Thompson, principal of the local high school, has resigned to accept a similar position in the Sauk Centre High School. Free speech. Free press. Free countr\\;. Speak up for the First Amendment. Big Stone City News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Sunday, May 1 Jerri Van Hout and son Chuck went to Clark, SD to visit Rosemary and Jerome Schmitt. Rosemary is Jerri's sister-in-law. Joe and Loretta Van Lith went to see daughter Michelle and Richard Mettler and grandchildren Emily, Hannah, and Olivia of Long Prairie, on the weekend of April 29. On the way home from there they stopped in St. Cloud and saw their son Matthew and daughter-in-law Jennifer and grandchildren Parker and Teagen. On Tuesday night, May 3 Joe and Loretta Van Lith had dinner guests LeE and Rikki Kutil of Big Stonel From Friday, April 22 to Friday, April 29 Roger and Marilyn's grandson Carter stayed with them. They had fun spoiling him. Bob and Peggy Dunston went to St. Cloud Friday, April 29 to see their granddaughter Amanda in the play "The Village Fable". She played the part of Mother and also did the dance choreography. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Red Lobster. Ada and Lamoine Herrmann were treated for their birthdays to dinner at the Pizza Ranch on Sunday, May 1 by Gene and Jolene Herrmann of Ramsey. And also Gene and Jolene Herrmann were in Ortonville for the fishing tournament on Saturday, April 30. Gert Goldsmith spent Saturday afternoon, April 30 with Ryan and Brian Krause and Amanda Summers at their home in Milbank. In the evening they all went to see the Milbank Prom March. Kris Krause spent Sunday afternoon, May 1 with Vern and Gert Goldsmith before she returned to her home in Minneapolis. Trudy Taylor spent some time with Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Monday evening, May 2. On Friday, April 29 Delores AUCTION The Great Northern MN Land Event HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Per Lb. Round Steak or Roast Boneless. Skinless CHICKEN $5.99-0 10-I Lb. P. - Per Lb. Whole- Per Lb. T-BONE Per Lb. Assoded Whole -' Per Lb. SIRLOIN Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE 00;79.95 $39,95 Per Lb. PORK SAUSAGE .........  1.99 DELl TURKEY ................. $3.99 Seasoned-Per Lb. (l'- Locally Grown Beet - Per" Lb. I:b -- - -- LocatLy Grown Pork - Per Lb. QUARTERS & SIDES ..... 92.15 HALF A HOG ..................... 89 90% Lean - Per Lb. $2 99 HAMBURGER PATTIES ........... . ............................................. Bengtson's son Denny and Pat Bengtson from Isanti came to help Delores. Delores' daughter Tammy Dearing from Sioux Falls, Delores' daughter Cindy and Rod Bublitz from '+Watertown, Delores' grandchildren Mike and Kirsten Loy and boys from Watertown, and Delores' daughter Bonnie and Wade Swezey of Ortonville all came to visit and help Delores on Saturday, April 30. Since it was so windy, they worked inside washing windows etc. Denny and Pat returned to Isanti on Sunday, May 1. I FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011 11:00 AM I Northern Lights Casino, MN Hwys 200 & 371, Walker MN I 62 PROPERTIES EVEN.:! Covers proper'des on Leech, Eagle, Potato, Crow Wing, Andrusia, Turtle, Third Lake. Swenson, Garfield, Williams, Bass, Arrowhead, 10 Mile, Shanty & more! Cass, Hubbard, Crow Wing, Pine. Mahnomen & Beltrami Counties MN Buyer's Broker Participation INVITED: 3'/, plus 2'/, incentive. Call for detailsl Steffes Auctioneers Inc, 2000 Main Ave E, West Fargo, ND 1 Scott Steffes MN14-51 (800) 726-8609 I Complete details at $ or rll(lll I Milan celebrates Syttende Mai Celebrate the 197th anniversary of Norwegian Independence Day in Milan on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historically, the Norwegian students celebrated the day with parades featuring flags, marching bands, singing and much merriment! Eventually, Norwegian royalty joined the celebrations and it is widely celebrated today in Norway and in many communities around the world. In Milan, there will be children's activities, a Norwegian church ser- vice, an Uff-da Parade with some very entertaining units, art demonstrations and displays at the Village Arts School and Main Street businesses, music on two stages, and among other events, a Smorgas Tea at Kviteseid Lutheran Church featuring many of the delicacies that your morn used to make. This year there will be Norwegian meatballs, blod klub, open-faced sandwiches, herring, rollepolse, lefse, rommegrot and lots of traditional cookies and desserts. Enjoy potato klub and other foods to be found downtown. It promises to be a festive and fun event for the whole family. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Milan! Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Easter dinner and afternoon guests at the Mrs. AdeLaide Kirchberg home were Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kirchberg of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Meyer of Freeport, Tracey Mork of Marshall, Brady Mork of Alexandria, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Kirchberg, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kirchberg of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barr of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mork and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg and Jon. Easter Sunday dinner and afternoon guests at the Bud Radermacher home were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wildung, Alishia Wilding of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Moen and Carter of Milan, Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Radermacher of Moorhead, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Henrich and family of Milbank, Tabitha Henrich and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wildung and family. Easter Sunday dinner and afternoon guests at the Jerry Adelman home were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adetman and sons, Keith Adelman of Graceville Chelsea, Mallory and Alexis Adelman of Ortonville, Pam Wilkening Tyler and Becka of Appleton, Jim Jensen and daughter, Autumn and son Nathan of Graceville and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adelman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd spent Wednesday, April 20 until Friday, April 22 in Antigo, WI and attended the funeral of her sister Shirley Deick on Thursday, April 21,2011. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye and were among guests at the Lyle Fischer home in honor of their son Joseph's First Communion. Mrs. Joan Strei and Alice Stolpman were among guests at the HomeRite apartments for Deloris Karel's 90th birthday on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman attended the First Communion Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Grace.ville Sunday, May 1, 2011 and were among guests at the Mike Adelman home in honor of their son Jacob's First Communion. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher, Travis and Taylor Tabitha Henrich, Mrs. Josh Moen and Carter were Saturday evening, April 30 guests at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville to celebrate Harvey's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher were among guests at the Tim Radermacher home in Montevideo on Sunday, May i, in honor of their daughter's Confirmation. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg, Mrs. Joan Strei, Alyce Radermacher, Jan Nordick, Charlene Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Carlson and Virginia Karels helped Blanche Twist observe her 90th birthday at the Northridge Nursing home on Tuesday afternoon May 3, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer, and Eric and Jim Nelson of Madison brought a carry in supper and were visitors on Monday evening, April 25. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and Travis and Tabitha Henrich, Mrs. Josh Moen and Carter were among guests at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville on Saturday evening April 30, to help Harvey celebrate his birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher were among guests at the Tim Radermacher home in Montevideo on Sunday, May 1 in honor of their daughter Lexi's Confirmation. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman attended the First Communion Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville on Sunday, May 1, and were among guests at the Mike Adelman home in honor of their son Jacob's First Communion. Alan Westermeyer's name was called at the Bellingham drawing for $100. He wasn't present so next week's drawing will be for $100. Weather has been nice and no rain for several days, and farmers were busy getting in the fields. MINNESOTA Property Owners PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE MAY 16, 2011 (to avoid a late payment penalty) (1) First Half Real Estate Taxes On All Classes of Property (2) Taxes of $100,00 or less Pay in Full (3) Personal Property Taxes Pay in Full There is a drop box for tax payments by north door of the courthouse! CINDY NELSON, TREASURER Big Stone County Ortonville, Minnesota Make Your YARD a CUT Above the Rest Toro II Emergency Call Dale at 320-808-1871/605-938-4389. Custom Butchering M-W-F - Tuesday, May 10,2011  INDEPENDENT Page 5