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1:548 ":--':"':*"'AUTDALL FDN aOC 98D 98 .MALLTOWNP .-RS .=e C.L m Ortonville "Town with a heart" =A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" 2 S tions-22 Pages] Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Volume 92; Number 17 GATHERING FOR THEIR GRADUATION CEREMONY were several members of the Big Stone City, SD Horizons III group. Many residents were in attendance enjoying sandwiches, chips and cake, followed by a short presentation updating the status of Big Stone City's 'Goals for the Future'. Martha Landes, coach of the Horizons program through South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD and Kari Freuchte, the Project Director, presented Big Stone City with a computer and software items which will be located in the Big Stone City office during regular office hours for use by any Big Stone City resident. Big Stone City was also given two large signs, one for the east and west entrances indicating they are a Horizon Community. Culmination of the Gradhation Ceremony was the presentation of a check for the remainder of the $10,000 grant ($8,5000) which will be used to continue working on the goals for the future. Overall, the in-kind contribution of Bi Stone City p's articipation inthe Horizon. III p jro'ect is estimated at $24,373.16. They welcome any.interested residents to their monthly meetings. Contact Vicky Torgerson at 605-862-8358 for the date and ttme of the next months meeting. Third Annual Health Fair this Wed. at Orton'/ille Armory In honor of May Health Care Month, Ortonville Area Health Serv- ices will be holding their Third Annual Health Fair This Wednesday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ortonville Armory. This is a great opportunity to visit a wide array of healthcare booths from OAHS and other healthcare organiza- tions. They will be offering a variety of health screenings, exhibits, presen- tations and information. Some of the free presentations that will be taking place throughout the day include: Free CPR Training at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Pre-registra- tion is preferred by calling 839-4106, but not required. CPAP/Rice Home Medical from 10-10:30 a.m. ARP Wave Therapy with Dr, Chance Haugen from 11-11:15 a.m. Fall Assessment and Stand Up, BE Strong with Chris Batchelor, PT for Noon-12:30 p.m. Get a Grip/Occupational Therapy from 12:30-1 p.m. Understanding Memory Loss- Alzheimer's Association from 1-2 p.m. A Car Seat Safety Check will be held at the Dialysis parking lot. This will be a good opportunity to have your baby car seat checked to make sure it is up to standards. There will be a Northridge Golf Cart Fundraiser going on from 1 la.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the Ortonville Armory. Northridge Residence is raising funds to purchase a golf cart to be used for outings for th residentsl They will be serving BBQ sandwiches, baked chips, bars lemonade and coffee. This will be a free will offering with all the pro- ceeds going towards the golf cart fund. A shopping extravaganza will be tak- ing place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be ultrasound screenings, cardiac screening, Diabetes informa- tion and much more. Everyone is in- vited to the Ortonville Armory this Thursday, May 12 for the Third Annual Health Fair. In addition t the OAHS Health Fair, there is a two page spread inside the newspaper featuring health and well- ness articles sponsored by health and wellness businesses in the community. See page ad elsewhere in this issue. Lundin to be inducted into Dakota Music Hall of Fame PLAYING ONE OF HIS FAVORITE accordions, Earl Lundin of Big Stone City, SD enjoys entertaining with a Scandinavian waltz. Courtest of the Grant County Review Earl Lundin, Big Stone City, SD, a popular area accordionist, will be in- ducted into the Dakota Music Hall of Fame on May 20. The event will take place at the Eagles Club in Aberdeen, SD. Lundin, a retired farmer and busi- nessman, was born and lived most of his life in Vernon Township, 18 miles southwest of Milbank, SD. When he was 15, he was introduced to the ac- cordion by a neighbor who had pur- chased a Hohner 120 bass from a traveling salesman. It eventually ended up that Lundin enjoyed playing the in- strument more than the neighbor, and he bought it from him for $125. Lundin taught himself to play by listening to a reel-to-reel tape recorder and a phono- graph. He was then asked to play tbr Farm- ers Union meetings and house parties. He also played with a dance band from Nassau, and on KWAT radio station in Watertown. He began fanning for him- self at age 19, and put the accordion away until 1992 when he bought an- other accordion in Mesa, AZ. He began playing with Jack Schultz and his or- chestra and was featured every Satur- day night. After returning to South Dakota Lundin began playing at nurs- ing homes, the Norsk Host Fest accor- dion club, where he was one of the directors of the club, and for many jam sessions including the Minnesota Steam Threshing Show in Rollag, and other threshing shows throughout the three state area. He played for polka church services and has been the guest accordionist with the South Dakota Old Time Fid- dlers. In a contest of fiddling and ac- cordion, he took first place on the accordion two years in a row. Lundin and a friend, Don Willey Jamestown, ND, have played together at the Twin Brooks Threshing Show in Twin Brooks for many years. They also have played at many barn dances. Earl played accordian for many years with the Melody Kings of Or- tonville. He lives along the lake in Big Stone City with his wfe Molly. He has  two daughters who are also very musi- cal. His daughter LaDonna of Mesa, AZ is a concert pianist who used to teach music. She is an elementary teacher now. His daughter LaRonda of Del Ray Beach, FL is a fluent pianist who teaches piano and bells. She and her husband own a shoe store and have two children. National Guard recognizes area people, organizations Last week James Mitchell, CIV, National Guard Minnesota, along with Capt. David Johanson, Minnesota National Guard, Montevideo, visited communities throughout the area, to make presen- tations of plaques, Minnesota flags and awards. The visit was in appreciation for what area organizations and people did for the soldiers and their families during their recently completed deployment to Kuwait. The State of Minnesota Flags, being presented, are a program of the 1st Battalion 151st Field Artillery of the Minnesota National Guard. The program was started after Governor Tim Pawlenty presented the Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Scott St. Sauver, with a State flag on his official send-off. He requested them to take this flag, as a reminder of the support of the Great State of Minnesota and our Minnesota Citizen Soldiers, forth to Southwest Asia, do great things and bring them all home safely. Lieutenant Colonel St. Sauver took this concept and decided that this would be a great way to thank our community organizations and businesses for supporting our Hartman's SuperValu celebrates 30 years Hartman's SuperValu Foods has been in operation in Ortonville for 30 years. The Hartmans are celebrating with an anniversary sale now through Saturday, May 15. Stop in and take advantage of sales throughout the store and register to win prizes including a charcoal grill, bicycles, portable basketball hoops and free bags of groceries. -+::See page ad elsewhere this issue for details. Request for Big Stone City Hall photos Community members are search- ing for any early photos of the 1910 City Hall building, located on Big Stone City's main street, either exteri- or or interior. These would be used to help restore the building to its origi- nal state. If you have any photos or informa- tion about this building, please con- tact either Kathie Lantis, 862-8613 or Vicky Torgerson, 862-8358. Please feel free to join this group at their next meeting scheduled to discuss the renovation project. It will be held Thursday, May 13 at the Big Stone City Senior Center, immediate- ly following the 6:30 p.m. Horizons meeting. The 1910 City Hall building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Fetters sentenced to 60 days in jail Sara Fetters of Ortonville was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $17,303 in Big Stone County Court on Wednesday, May 5 for allegedly embezzling approximately $15,283 from PepsiAmericas of Ortonville while she was employed there from Feb. 1,2009 through Jan. 26, 2010. Fetters had pied guilty to Count 2 of Felony Theft, with Count 1 Felony Theft dismissed and was credited for 23 days served, with a stay of imposition for five years. Fetters must not commit any felonies, misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors, will be on probation for five years and have electronic home monitoring. Soldiers and their families during the deployment. Through donations to Cenex of Montevideo and Granite Falls recycling programs, the unit Family Readiness Groups, and other donations, funds were raised to pur- chase the flags for the program. The flags were purchased and sent to the battalion's post, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, where they were flown on the base flag pole, then cer- tified with a certificate commemorat- ing the date flown, in respect to our supportive businesses, organizations, and individuals. Each of the organi- zations are being recognized for their above and beyond support, by taking care of the home front so our Soldiers would kno, that their families were taken care of, and they could stay focused on their mission and come home safe and sound. Several photographs were taken during the presentations on three dif- ferent days in this area. Over the up- coming weeks, photos of the different organizations and people will appear in the Ortonville Independent. :ORTONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT members accept the National Guard's recognition plaque and Minnesota State flag on Wednesday, April 28. Pictured above in front from left to right are Ortonville Fire Department members Alex Johnson and Tim Sletten. Standing in back from left to right are Capt. David Johanson, OrtonvUle Fire Chief Randy Mclain and Jim Mitchell, CIV, Minnesota National Guard. OHS Spring Vocal Concert' set for Tuesday, May 18 The 2010 Spring Vocal Concert will be held Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ortonville High School Auditorium. Groups featured in this concert will be the Senior High School Concert Choir, Junior High Choir, Show Choir, Men's Chorus, and the Women's Choir. There also will be an assortment of selections sung by some of the participants that performed at the State-Section Music Contest. Some selections Scoblic performed by the Concert Choir include "Adoramus Te", "Three Madrigals", "Turn the World Around", "Up to the Mountain", and "The Tortoise and the Hare". Some additional songs that will be per- formed by the other choirs are "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup", "Do You Hear the People Sing", "Ma, He's Makin' Eyes at Me", "LightShine", "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride", and 'Down to the River to Pray". Also included in the concert on Monday will be an awards presenta- tion recognizing senior choir mem- bers, solo and ensemble participants, as well as "The Most Improved Award", and the "Arion Award". In order to be eligible for the Arion Award, a student must be a senior choir member, must have participated in solo/ensemble work during his/her sophomore or junior year, and must perform a solo during the senior year. Two students qualify as final- ists for the Arion Award this year. The two final- ists for the 2010 Arion Award are Erika Scoblic, daughter of Dan and Denise Scoblic and Keven Berdan, son of Glenn and Berdan Lisa Berdan. ERIKA SCOBLIC has been active in choir, band pep band, solo/ensemble contest, drama and FCCLA. KEVEN BERDAN has been active in football, basketball, baseball, drama, band, jazz band, pep band, choir, show choir, B-Sharps, BPA, student council, FCA, and solo/ensemble contest. A representative from the Milltones will also be present to award their annual scholarship. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 dollars for students. We hope you can join us for the Spring Choir Concert. All groups are under the direction of Wayne Huselid. Ten Ortonville BPA students compete at Conference The Ortonville Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) had a very successful week in Anaheim, CA this past week at the National Confer- ence. Emily Weber, Nicole Gulley, Rachel Berger, Charlie Taffe, Charlie Stattelman, Keven Berdan, Dan Berdan, Tate Messmer, Colin Plathe, Shane Maas and their Advisor Kim Johnson represented Ortonville May 3- 9. Rachel Berger competed in the Dig- ital Media competition. Tate Messmer, Colin Plathe, Dan Berdan and Charlie Taffe competed and advanced in the Computer Animation competition. Emily Weber advanced in Eco- nomic Research and placed in the final 10 during the awards ceremony. Char- lie Stattelman competed in Legal Ap- plications. Emily Weber, Nicole Gulley and Keven Berdan advanced in Video Production and they also were called on stage as finalists during the awards ceremony. Shane Maas was also a finalist in Advanced Spreadsheet applications. The national conference was held at the Hilton in Anaheim. There were ap- proximately 2,000 students competing m secondary and post secondary com- petition. The students were able to meet BPA students from all around the U.S. and also take in some of the at- tractions of California. They were able to travel to the beach, tour Los Angeles and visit Disney Land. Advisor Kim Johnson stated that the students did a terrific job and were great representatives of Ortonville. "This was a great experience for the students," said Johnson. "They did a wonderful job competing in their events. They competed at a very high level at this Conference and did a good job representing OHS."