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I Chic Hu tsberry of C anh sen, ,k bodyguard of Prince for the past ..;  fouryears. .....  -- The winning design in the '"' ]k"L. Ortonville Downtown .i[ Redevelopment Task Forces con, ..,:) a_ =: test to come up with an appropriate ) logo was entered by former lll," Ortonville resident Dan Jurgens. ,,%, .IB The emblem will be combined with "-'J', " "- the winning slogan to "form the " ...... [ community logo. DO www.street Milbank, SD TYPESETTER for many years at The Independent was ever-faithful Gladys Reisdorph, shown here with the Compugraphic which she oper- ated. FOR THE WEEK OF May 11, 2010 10 YEARS AGO May 9, 2000 Local anglers Brent Hasslen of Ortonville and Ritchie Siedell of Big Stone City, SD, took home sec- ond place and $1,300 in day one of the United States Fishing Association's Team Walleye Tournament this weekend on Big Stone Lake. Ortonville Boy Scout Troop 28 is holding an Eagle Court of Honor May 10 in the Big Stone County courthouse. Noah Zehringer, who has been involved with Boy Scouts for 12 years, will receive his Eagle Scout Award. A much needed new roof will now be placed atop the Big Stone County Historical Society building in Ortonville. Representatives Ann the board had given $5,000 toward the roofing project last year. Insurance money received also covered to build the new roof. OHS Music Department will be presenting it's "Spring 2000" instrumental concert May 16. 25 YEARS AGO May 8, 1985 Ralph Sealey's Cashtown Grocery Store was burglarized again over the weekend. The burglary took place between Saturday night and early Sunday. About $130 and some cigarettes were taken. "Music Makes the World Go Round" is the theme of the annual spring vocal concert which will be presented by the choirs and ensem- bles from OHS on May t4. On a recent outing in Minneapolis, the Jim Kaercher 50 YEARS AGO May 12, 1960 Two Sioux Falls men are negoti- ating for the purchase of a 100-acre island, known as Kight's Island, from Otto Schneck and Robert Hasslen. They plan to name the island "Holiday Island." The rain generators are now operating in the area and will be in operation until August 2. M. W. Brown, manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., stated around 3,000 people toured the building. Silas Ulrich has been named Division Sales Manager of the Occo Feed Co., covering the south- eastern section of Minnesota. 70 YEARS AGO May 11, 1939 Announcement was made this week of the appointment of the Rev. C. E. Burkhart, pastor of the Odessa Evangelical church for the past five years, to the church at Wells. Replacing Rev. Burkhart will be Rev. A. J. Link who has MEMORY'S0000 LANE Lundberg and Don Felton stated family enjoyed a brief visit with From the files o! the Ortonvifle Irdependent Big Stone City News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 The Big Stone City Round Table Club met at the home of Cathy Stoddard, April 27, at 7 p.m. Ten members and one guest were present. In preparation for the 125th Anniversary, July 10, Big Stone City residents, past and present, have a written collection of fond memories and short stories bound into a book entitled, "Big Stone Stories and Memories". The books sell for a price of $15. They can be purchased at several businesses in Big Stone, or contact Deb Wiik, Pare Steinke, Phyllis Lieb or Cathy Stoddard. The Round Table Club is sponsoring a "Dad's Belgium'Waffle Breakfast", July 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at the Big Stone Fire Hall. The menu includes: Belgium Waffles, syrups and butter, Sausages, Juice and Coffee. The May Round Table Club meeting will be at MacDaddy's, May 25. John and Anna Rothi were coffee guests of Lamoine Herrmann; while Lamoine's daughter Darlene Munson was here. Marshall and Linda Johnson of Gwiner ND and Margaret Hoffard and Mar ;aret's daughter Connie both of Wahpeton were luncheon guests at Lamoine Herrmann's home on Sunday, May 2. Delores Bentson went to the First English Lutheran Church for a piano recital on Sunday, May 2. Delores heard Hannah and Natalie Strei play their pieces. Hannah played one piece on the upper organ. Jerri Van Hout and her daughter Carol Knoll visited Carol's daughter Valerie Zumwalt and Addison and Andrew of Great Falls, MT. Valerie's husband Jason, who is in the Air Force, was at an Air Force base. They had to stay an extra day; because the interstate in Montana was closed because of snow. They arrived home Sunday afternoon, May 2 after spending a week there. Over the weekend of May 1 and May 2 Shirley and Louis Voeltz had company Ken and Myra Quade, Dylan and Tiffany Voeltz and their baby, Jim Voeltz and Cassidy and Marshall, and Bill Voeltz Junior. Tuesday, May 4 Dean and Marsha Stickland of Sisseton, SD visited Shirley and Louis Voeltz. Molly, Brenna, and Paula Rausch went to Sioux Falls to meet Val and Paul Rausch's new grandson Ian Free speech. Free press. Free country. Speak up for the First Amendment3 Woman Plants Spring Flowers on 18 th Green After Using Thera-Gesic" BEXAR COUNTY- Apparently inspired by 'Earth Day, Mary W. applied Thera-Gesic to her sore lower back and proceeded to plant 55 beautiful petunias on th e 18th green of the local golf course during the night. When asked why she chose a busy putting green, she painlessly replied: "None of your dang business P' [ 11 , ,Go painlessly with Thera-Gesic" ~ ALL WORK GUARANTEED ~ SALES SERVICE RENTALS For Commercial & Residential Wo try- Fre been serving the church at Kenyon. Four county American Legion posts were allowed $25 apiece for Memorial Day expenses and Gust Wolters was awarded the contract for construction of a new piece of road about 10 miles in length east of Graceville by the county board. Wolters was lowest at $4,575. A baby gift was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sprung of Big Stone City. To demonstrate the economy of the Mercury 8, the Ford Motor Company announced the start of a Mercury 8 economy test run. It will visit 125 cities in Minnesota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, stopping at Ortonville June 2. f This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring ~ Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2631 Local students receive degrees from SMSU Seven hundred and sixteen bachelor's, master's and associate degree candidates graduated May 8 from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Among those receiving degrees were: Odessa-Jason Zahn (BA in 'Professional Writing and Communication and Spanish); Ortonville - Ann Kopitzke (BS in Justice Administration), Erica Plath (BA in Biology/Chemistry), Natasha Thompson (BS in Management and Finance) and Jessica Leigh Wyrick (BS in Marketing). Stacy Wiegman graduates from MSU Mankato Minnesota Sta'te University, Mankato graduated 1,799 students during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 8, at the Taylor Center on campus. Among those receiving degrees was Stacy Wiegman,Ortonville-BS, Sports Management. Dustin Roggenbuck awarded degree from USD The University of South Dakota awarded degrees to more than 1,200 candidates during spring commencement at the DakotaDome last Saturday, May 8. Among those receiving degrees, was Dustin Roggenbuck of Ortonville with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're reading this one aren't you?). THANKS TO ALL THE HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS Rice Hospice - Ortonville/Graceville Branch and Hospice patients and enqloyees extend a sincere THANK YOU to all of the vohmteers who make up the local Hospice Program. There are always opportunities to volunteer in this most important" local program. Questions? Just ask a Hospice vohmteer or Lois Banken who is based at Ortonville Area Health Services. Greggory. Inn is Molly and Brenna's nephew. Miles and Holli Rausch are the parents of Inn. Frank and Clara Zeek had her Couples Bridge Club at her home Thursday night, April 29. Saturday, May 1 Donald and Arvene Van Hout went to Benson and watched their granddaughter Laura Hauser play in a volleyball tournament. Trudy Taylor was a caller of Vern and Gert Goldsmith one day the week of April 26. Pat Delgehausen, Kayla Tillma, and Gert Goldsmith spent the weekend of April 30 down in Urbandale, IA with Darrin and Lori Jutting and Ashley Tillma. They went there to attend the Confirmation of Ashley. Chris Krause of Minneapolis, Brian and Ryan Krause of Milbank, and Amanda Summers of Milbank stopped to visit Vern Goldsmith on Saturday, May l and Sunday, May 2, while Gert was in Iowa. Darin and Shawn Stoddard and Eon of Elgin, were guests the weekend of April 30 at the home of DeWane and Cathy Stoddard. Sunday dinner guests were Darin, Shawn, Ion, and Jarrod and Teresa Stoddard, and Brad Stoddard. Jarrod, Brad, and Darin are the sons of DeWayne and Cathy Stoddard. Bob and Peg Dunston went to St. Cloud to their daughter Susan and family to visit on April 22. The next day the 23rd they left for Ofallon, MI to visit their son Michael and his wife Sally. While in Missouri on the 27th, Bob and Peg attended their grandson Brian Dunston's college graduation. On the 28th they left and went to Peiror, IL to visit their son Kenneth, Bob and Peg's granddaughter Chanda and family, and Bob's sister Beverly. They left there on May l and got home May 2. Richard Larsen of Champlin, Todd Larsen of Dayton, and John Foley of St. Cloud were home to visit Marion Larsen and to go fishing. Saturday, May 1 Wade and Cindy Van Dover and the kids went to Westport, SD attend the cancer benefit and fundraiser for Wade's uncle Mark Van Dover. Mark is recovering nicely and your prayers are welcomed. Saturday, May 1 Wade Van Dover and Rally Karels participated in the Border Walleye Fishing Tournament. Strong winds and no fish made for a big fat zero! This has Wade wanting to try it again! He is a slow learner! Cindy Van Dover attended St. Lawrence's spring musical festival on Wednesday night, May 5 where Clair Van Dover and Paul Van Dover participated in their classes' musical presentation. Gary and Barbara McDaniels of Victoria were May 1 weekend guests of Loraine Nolting. Suzann Harmening got together with her girlfriend Patty Haukos. They had a meal out at Patty's house and had a nice evening together. rice 00hospice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 320-839-4124 i Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patterson of Wall, SD Friday evening April 30 until Sunday, May 2 were guests at the Roy Schuelke home. Jane Perry of Mt. Lake Terrace, WA spent Friday, April 30 evening until Saturday at the Arnie Kirchberg home near Milbank and was among relatives and friends that attended the wedding of her niece Lexi Burr and Nathan Meyer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, on Saturday, May 1, 2010 and reception and dance at Gerard's in Sauk Center. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd were Friday, April 30 weekend visitors at the Steve Millerbernd home in St. Cloud. Jane Perry of Washington and her mother Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg were Monday evening May 3 visitors at the Dave Mark's and Marie Hoffman's at the B. Hoffman farm on Monday evening. Jane Perry of Mt. Lake Terrace, WA left Tuesday, May 4 after spending five days visiting with her mother Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg, brother and sisters in this area. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schuelke and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patterson visited with John Kanthath at Northridge nursing home on Saturday afternoon. Jerry Karels and son Caleb of St. Cloud were Sunday, May 2 dinner and afternoon guests at the Dave Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kirchberg and Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Jahn entertained relatives at the Kirchberg home on Sunday, May 2 in honor of their daughter Alyssa Kirchberg and son Jordan Jahn's First Holy Communion. First Communion Liturgy was celebrated at St. Joseph church by Fr. Bob Goblirsch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010. Receiving their First Communion of St. Joseph's Parish were Grace Adelman, Alyssa Kirchberg, Jacob Radermacher, Ashlynn Wittnebel of St. James Parish of Nassau, Jordan Jahn of St. Michael's Parish of Madison. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schuelke were among folks that attended the 95th birthday open house at Fairway View apartments on Sunday afternoon, May 2, in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schwarz and sons of New Ulm spent May 1 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Eric were Wednesday, May 5 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home and did grass mowing and did some Mother's Day gift planting of flowers from several family members. Darlene Peterson of Brainerd was a Sunday, May 2 until Monday guest at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbemd. Mrs. Buz Comstock of Mankato was a May 1 weekend guest at the home of her sister Kay Karels. Alice Stolpman accompanied Mrs. Joan Strei to Dawson on Tuesday, May 4 and visited Betty Nelson at Johnson Memorial Home to help her observe her 79th birthday. They also were among supper guests at Homerite apartments in Ortonville served by Dolores Karels in honor of her 89th birthday. They also enjoyed a sing a long after supper. Weekend guests at the Paul Volkenant home were Kristi Volkenant from Danville, PA, Janelle Bitz from Omaha, NE, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson and girls from Maple Grove. They all attended the 95th birthday celebration for Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View in Ortonville, on May 2. Many relatives and friends gathered at Fairway View on Sunday May 2 to help Alfred Volkenant celebrate his 95th birthday which was Sunday, May 9. Special guests attending were his brother Wilbert from Minneapolis who was 99 on May 4. Wilbert's son, Gary, from Arizona, and daughters, Joyce and Jane, from metro area. Also his granddaughters, Kristi and Janelle, traveled from Pennsylvania and Nebraska to be with him on his special day. Alfred would like to thank his family for hosting this day and all those who attended making it a wonderful day. 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