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Open house bridal Hansen recalls Iowa's showerto be held help i their 1976 Haylift Buhl n _ open house bridal shower for Danielle Buhl, bride-to-be of Joe McLain will be held Saturday, May In light of the recent Haiti disaster local people are coming to the rescue. Harlan Hansen has preserved a record of WHY local people know that . help is necessary through a record he 1iift of i 976__ His story is as follows: "1976 was a very dry year for mem- bers of the Eidskog Church and their neighbors. The crops were very poor. There was very little hay and feed on the farms. The alfalfa crop had been a failure because of a warm spring when it grew early and then came an early -i spring frost. ;- There was very little rainfall all :- summer. People were wondering what " they were going to do for hay during the winter. Much of their worry was solved by the good people in Iowa and their haylift. The Eidskog congregation planned a Bi-Centennial Celebration in honor of the country's 200th birthday. This was hid Sunday, July ] 8, 1976 at the church." The speaker was from the Willmar District office and told of a phone call from a farmer in Iowa whose crops had been abundant. He wanted to share his hay with the drought-stricken farmers of Minnesota at a reasonable cost of $.50 a bale. The local farmers organized by drawing names from a hat and distrib- uting hay in that order. All the farmers were very grateful! Volunteer couples went to Iowa and visited churches who had participated in the haylift to express their thanks. The people in Iowa found joy in giving and helping others. Locals found joy in receiving and also realized how much we needed our 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizen Center in Graceville. Danielle and Joe are registered at Target and Bed, Bath n Beyond. All are welcome to attend. (ADVx2) tellow-man. The Ortonville Independent carried a picture and article at the time with the local people who did the hauling: Harold Danielson, Larry Haukos, Ron Schmidt, Arnold Knutson and Marlyn Vangsness. Our thanks to Harlan Hansen for preserving this part of history, and con- gratulations on Eidskog celebrating their 125th this year! To the side, you see the photo taken by the Independent back in 1976, showing the men Harlan refers to. Open house bridal shower to be held for S. Crane There will be an open house wed- ding shower for Brett Huizenga and Sara Crane on Saturday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville. All family and friends are invited to attend. The couple is registered at Target, Herbergers, and Macy's. (ADVx2) Help needed for Cornfest activities Big Stone Lake Area's Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help plan Ortonville's 71st annual Cornfest celebration. Cornfest will be held Aug. 21-23. Anyone who is interested in helping in any way is asked to call the Chamber office at 320-839-3284. The Cornfest Committee will be meeting soon and is open to new ideas. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved with this community event. Area news digest SUNBURG- A bolt of lightening ignited a rural Sunburg home early in the morning April 13, destroying everything., leaving only stone pillars left standing, and a new hero in the commumty. Dan and Sue Kallevig were sleeping in their home when they heard pounding on their doors and windows and screaming for them to wake up. Their neighbor, Tad Boldan, happened to wake up because the thunderstorm caused his power to go out. He then noticed the Kallevig's front entrance was engulfed in flames. Boldan rushed to the Kallevig's home and awoke the sleeping couple in time to get them out of the house safely. The home did have smoke detectors, but_they were not triggered because the fire hadn't yet reached the interior of the home. When firefighters arrived, the home was completely ablaze. Thanks to Boldan, nobody was injured in this catastrophe that could have easily turned tragic. FAIRFAX- A juvenile female was abducted in Fairfax between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning according to Officer Scott Froehlich of the Fairfax Police Department. Officer Froehlich reported the abduction occurred on the 300 block of North Park Street in Fairfax. The juvenile victim was later found outside of Fairfax with minor injuries reported. Law enforcement continues to search for the person suspected of the abduction. The description on the vehicle is a four-door silver car, and the suspect is described as a young white male. According to Officer Froehlich the Fairfax schools were locked down on Tuesday morning and remained locked down as the search continued Tuesday morning. The investigation is continuing along with the search for the suspect. More information will be provided when it becomes available. ]SWIFT COUNTY-Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 35, of Appleton, was sentenced to four years and four months in prison for the death of his wife, Nichole Riley Lemcke, Sept. 12, 2004. It was the maximum sentence allowed for a second- degree manslaughter conviction. Lemcke had claimed during the trial that the gun had gone off accidentally while the two struggled over it in the home in Appleton. A Pope County jury in Glenwood returned a second-degree manslaughter-culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk conviction against Lemcke after a two-week trial and 10 I/2 hours of deliberation March, 11. MONTEVIDEO-'he 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year was named Sunday, which was appropriately timed for National Teacher Appreciation Day that fell on Tuesday. Open to all licensed teachers in the state, the Minnesota Teacher of the Year program is a celebration of excellence in education. The program is in its 46th year. Richard "Butch" Halterman, a frenetic bundle of energy who teaches science at Montevideo Senior High School, was one of the 10 finalists. And while he was not chosen as the 2010 Teacher of the Year Halterman counts the experience of the past weekend as worth it in itself. Ortonville News THE 1976 IOWA HAYLIFT personei that Harlan Hansen talks about in accompaning story, are shown in action at that time. Standing atop the hay is Harold Danieison. Left to right, in front, are Rev. John Vagts of Eidskog Lutheran church, Edwin Knutson, Harlan Hansen, Gaylord Weeding, and Paul Eserena of Iowa, who organized the project. Paul, an Iowa farmer, was President of his District of the ELCM church. Engaged Card shower set for A. Quance's 60th Tom and Kerri Saeger of Ortonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby, to Ross Randall, son of Rob and Kathy Randall of Ortonville. Abby is a 2004 graduate of Ortonville High School and a 2009 graduate of Bemidji State University, and is employed at The Bemidji Pioneer. Ross is a 2004 graduate of Ortonville High School and a 2008 graduate of Bemidji State University and is employed with Aflac Insurance and Kelley Services. The couple is planning a small June 5 wedding in Bemidji. INTO THE NEXT DECADE! Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Quance will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of May in a pri- vate family celebration in Idaho. Friends are invited to share thoughts, stories and good wishes in a card shower. To allow for presentation of the cards on their anniversary, send your cards by May 29 to: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Quance c/o The Ellis's ,PO Box 255, Bayview, ID 83803. No gifts please. Arthur C. Quance and Carol M. Magnuson were married May 29, 1950 at The Little Brown Church in Nassau, IA. Two children were born to this union, Deborah Yvonne Quance (Mrs. Steven)Lake, now of Westminster, CO, and Derek Geoffrey Quance, deceased. The Quances have three grandchildren. Carol Quance is the daughter of the late Axel and Ruth Magnuson of Ortonville. The Quances lived in Ortonville from 1961-1976, when Arthur Quance was administrator/anesthetist at Ortonville Municipal Hospital. The Quances presently live in Gettysburg, SD. (ADVx2) Cancer Support Group Will Meet May 11 The Big Stone County Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 11, at 7:15 p.m. in the media cen- ter at the Ortonville Library. This.is a planning session for Walk of Hope 2010. All teams are asked to be repre- sented at the meeting, and anyone who wants to get involved is encour- aged to attend. Spring N' Summer giveaway this Sat. A Spring N' Summer Giveaway of clothing, footwear and more, will be held on Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Senior Center on Main Street in Big Stone City, SD. This event is sponsored by Horizons 111 of Big Stone City and everyone is invited to come and check out the many items they will have available. Open house for Brandy Larson Randy and Christi Larson proud parents of Brandy Viola Lois Larson Class of 2010, Lac qui Parle Valley High School, invite you to an open house celebration on Saturday, May 22 from 1-4 p.m. at their home 3846 Hwy 75, Odessa. (ADVx2) Open house set for Bryn Stock An open house will be held in honor of Bryn Stock to celebrate his graduation from Ortonville High School. The open house will be held at the Ortonville Golt Course Club House on Saturday, May 22 from 2-5 p.m. All friends and family welcome. (ADV) Open house bridal shower for Abby Saeger An open house bridal shower will be held for Abby Saeger and Ross Randall on Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at Eidskog Lutheran Church. The couple is registered at Target and Walmart. (ADVx2) Christian Women's club to meet You are invited to "Spring Design" morning coffee on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 9 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Highland Hwy., Ortonville. The special feature is Snortum's Landscaping and Design talking about landscaping. Our speaker is Jean Bruton, St. James, and her talk will be "Life Can Change in a Moment". Learn what it takes to stay grounded when present- ed with overwhelming challenges. She is a mother of five adult children with three grandchildren. Loves to play the piano and sings with a trio. She will also be our soloist. Tickets are $5 inclusive with free babysitting available if requested. Please reserve by May 14, 2010 to Evelyn 320-839-2189 or Elaine 320- 839-3332. Also, contact them if you have to cancel. All are welcome. Hay 17th XOX - P, K at B By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Phyllis Schluter arrived home late Friday, April 30 from a vacation in Shreveport, LA. She and daughter Sharon Wiesner were babysitting Phyllis' great-grandson Waylen Wiesner; while his mom and dad were vacationing. The weather was beautiful. While Phyllis Schluter was gone, several of her children enjoyed hunting and did chores around Phyllis' house. Those there were Frank and Theresa Kovarik, Richard Schluter, Bob Schluter, Paul Schluter, Jim Schluter, Jim Wiesner, and his son Dennis. Five of the eight turkey hunters were successful. Saturday evening, May 1 Jim and Darlene Loeschke attended the Grand March at the Ortonville Prom. It was absolutely beautiful! ' On Thursday, April 29 Craig and Kippy Randleman traveled to Appleton to attend the funeral of Harold Heinecke, who was Craig's uncle. On Saturday, May 1 Craig and Kippy Randleman traveled to Melrose to attend the wedding of Lexi Barr and Nathan Meyer. On Saturday evening following the reception in Sauk Center, the Randlemans spent the night at Eric and Jessie Randleman's home in Glenwood. The Randlemans returned home to Ortonville on Sunday afternoon, May 2. Vi Hansen's daughter Sally Tyler of Colorado is visiting Vi for a week. Vi plans to go back to Colorado with her daughter to spend a few weeks. Vi Hansen and Sally Tyler were invited to an evening meal at Dick and Rita Verheul's on Tuesday night, May 4. Additional guests were Sue Hanratty, and Todd and Sarah Verheul and Mark. Todd Verheul and little boy Mark stopped to visit Vi Hansen and Sally Tyler on Tuesday, Miay 4. Harvey and Jo Kelzer joined Harvey's sisters Elaine Ries of Watertown, SD and Mary DeVaal of Milbank for dinner at the Millstone on Thursday, April 29. Harold and Vivian Strei joined the group later for an afternoon of visiting. Angie Falco's sister Joy Windorski of Pine City; Angie's sister Mary Dieke of Egan; Angie's niece Cheri Hudella of Stacy; and Angie's niece Kathy Motz of Randolph were guests Want name on Legion calendar? Call Kern Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calen- dars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Karn at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. (Non-Adv. 5) Open house baby shower for Howell, Teske Hello everyone. I will be born on or around June 14, 2010. I know I will have two great parents when I come into this world. They are Callie Howell and Chris Teske. My baby shower will be on Sunday, May 23 at Club 7-75 by Odessa. The time is 1-4 p.m. My par- ents registered me at Target. One other thing, I am not sure whether I will be a boy or girl. See you soon ! (ADVx2) I at Angie's home on Friday afternoon, April 30. They all went to Angie's sister Carol Gustafson's home at Sodak, SD for the rest of the weekend. Trudy and Bill Broman and Alison from Wayzata came Friday night, May 7 to visit Twyla Hinneberg. They stayed until Sunday, May 9. Adelaide Kirchberg and Joanne Krakou of Rosen were visitors at Gen Adelman's on Tuesday, April 27. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels visited with the Nick Karels family on Saturday, May 1 in Perham. They attended the Grand March of the prom for their grandson Brandon. They returned home on Sunday, May 2. Melissa Davis and her famiy went to Newport for her brother-in-law Kenny Patch's Confirmation on Sunday, May 2. After Confirmation, they attended a reception at the church. On Tuesday morning, May 4 Eleanora Quast went to Northridge to celebrate her husband Richard's birthday with a birthday group for breakfast at Northridge. Richard's birthday is May 9, Mother's Day. Earl Komis' son Ronald and Earl's daughter Gloria and her husband Dennis Tolzien all of Minneapolis came to visit Earl on Saturday, May 1 and stayed overnight. On Sunday, May 2 Lolly Walker of Ortonville joined them for supper at Pizza Ranch. Irene Mathison's daughter Mary and husband A1 Karels of Sargarent, TX visited Irene from Friday, April 30 to Monday, May 10. The weekend of April 30 Vicky and Dave Sager of Dassel visited John and Anna Rothi. AI and Judy Vedder went to their great-nephew Deven Weinkauf's Confirmation at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. His parents are Dale and Stacey Weinkauf. Dale's family and Stacy's family all had dinner afterwards at Dale and Stacy's. Clifford and Jackie Redepenning with Delores Karels attended the 95th open house birthday party for Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View on Sunday afternoon, May 2. Delores Karels hosted her 89th birthday with a party at Homerite for residents and some extra guests Clifford and Jackie Redepenning, Joan Strei, and Alice Stolpman. The party was held on the day of her birthday, May 4. The group enjoyed a sing-a- long. Delores played the keyboard; Open house baby shower to be held for Bakeberg's An open ,house baby shower for Carolynn Jean, daughter of Justin and Dr. Rachel Bakeberg of Correll, will be held on Saturday, May 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Correll. Carolynn arrived April 14 and weighed seven pounds, one ounce. Grandparents include the late Carol Lynn Jorgenson; Clifford and Joan Gustafson of Woodbury; and Randall and Sandra Bakeberg of Correll. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come meet Carolynn! (ADV) Bridal shower set for Sara Hart00e There will be an open house wed- ding shower for Ben Shelstad and Sara Hartse on Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville. All family and friends of the cou- ple are invited to attend. Ben and Sara are registered at Target. (ADV) l while Clifford accompanied her with the harmonica. Earl Komis read some birthday poems to the group. Eleanor Pavin attended the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Westermeyer at St. Charles Catholic Church on Saturday, May 1. She also attended the reception at the Big Stone Legion. Eleanor Pavin had coffee with Blanche Westermeyer at her home on Saturday afternoon, May 1. On Sunday, May 2 David and Janet Weber attended the baptism of their granddaughter Brooke Haggerty at Zion Lutheran Church. Afterwards they had dinner at Brooke's parents Kristin and D.J. Haggerty's. Jim and Pat Sester visited Fran Sester on Wednesday eve, May 5. Joe and Gina Michaels from Beardsley visited Fran Sester on Wednesday, May 5. Sandy Knippen visited Fran Sester on Wednesday morning, May 5. Visiting Dorothy Gmiterko on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 were her son Greg and family from Chanhassen. Greg and Karen Gmiterko and children Michael and Jackie and Dorothy Gmiterko had dinner at the Lakewood Lodge on Saturday evening. On Friday, May 7 Gary and LaVonne Beachem went to Mitchell, SD to attend the graduation of their son Jarod, who graduated from Mitchell Technical School with honors. Saturday morning, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 Mary Gustafson's son Chad and wife Carol and children Courtney and Allysa from New London visited Mary. They all attended the Grand March of the prom at the Ortonville School on Saturday evening. Edison Haukos spent the day on Saturday, May 17 with Mary Gustafson, who he calls Grandma. He was getting ready to see his grandmother in Kosovo for three months. The weekend of May 1 Julie Danielson, Jim and Bonna Rasset's daughter, and Heather Rasset, Jim and Bonna's daughter-in-law, went to St. Cloud. The big thing was they went shopping and stayed at a bed and breakfast. This was Bonna's Mother's Day gift. Open house baby shower to be held for Hoffman's An open house baby shower will be held for Becky and Brian Hoffman on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph school in Rosen. Becky and Brian are registered at Target. (ADVx2) 50th wedding anniversary to be held for Maas's There will be a 50th wedding anniversary celebration honoring Alvin and Jackie Maas, on Sunday, May 23 from 2-5 p.m. at the New Life Community Baptist Church. A short program will begin at 3 p.m. All friends and family of the cou- ple are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts, just your presence in sharing their special day. (ADVx2) INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Tuesday, May 11,2010 00INDEPENDENT Page 3