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"1 N oo00,rOu00,,ve,,,ew N D E NT Mariner Outboards/Wille Products MWC Walleye Tourney May 16-17 real estate sales She brings tad enthusiasm She lives in Jon and lives on a farm in Johnson with her husband Jim. They have two grown children. Shady Oak Realty is now on- line and offers internet listings to its customers. They have already sold houses in the Big Stone Lake area to viewers using Andrews the internet. To view listings from Shady Oak Realty check out their temporary home page address http://www.big The additional service of internet listings is just one of the new market- ing tools available at Shady Oak. Owners Tom and Karen Oakes vow to stay abreast on the latest develop- ments in the real estate industry to provide their customers with the best Scott Allar (Welch, Minn.) and the many rocks found along Big Tom Diercks (Hager City, Wis.) col- Stone's shoreline is another favorite lected their first Masters Walleye tournament technique, as is the use of Circuit (MWC) win at Big Stone Lake Thill slip-bobber rigs baited with in Ortonville last year by weighing a nightcrawlers, leeches or minnows. 10 fish MWC limit totaling 32.52 lbs. Two of the favorite crankbait colors The team is looking to repeat their anglers use are firetiger and success May 16-17 at the Mariner blue/chrome. Outboards/Wille Products MWC Tournament teams will be compet- Team Tournament. ing for $52,000 in prize money, with They'll face stiff competition from $ ! 3,000 going to the winners. Weigh- the remaining 199 teams, which inci- ins will take place in Ortonviile's ude the reigning MWC Team of the Lakeside Park beginning at 3:00 p.m. Year, iowans Chad Kinkade and May 16th and 2:30 p.m. May 17th. Tommy Skarlis. At last year's Big The public is invited to attend-- Stone tourney, Allar and Diercks admission is free. All MWC tourna- fished the Shady Beach area of the ments are catch and release. lake, trolling crawfish-colored For further information, contact Sonny Arndt, Big Stone Lake Area Tourism Association, 436 S. Minnesota St., Ortonville, Minn. 56278, tel. 320-839-3306, or the City warns of rusty water Roger Anderson of the City of Ortonville is asking residents to watch for rusty water during the changeover to the new water treatment plant which will be taking place during the next 30 days. MARVIN AIID JOAN BLOCK of Ortonville received the Minnesota State Volunteer Service Award for their volunteer efforts in the com- munity. Big Stone County Family Services nominated the Blocks for the awaro. public to stop in any time and wel- come everyone to check out their Marvin and Joan Block of raeae website to see what new listings they Ortonville were the recipients of the rr:t!,Y. received her have to offer. Minnesota Wnll .be marketing service possible. See ad inside this issue for some award. The Statecouple,Volunteerwho do a variety Service t:eVille area. She They are firm believers in support- of their current listings, of community service work in the Phiili Sousa recipient Ortonvillearea, were nominated by the Big Stone County Family Service p Center. After six years of dedicated service to the community in the capacity of named at Spring Concert supervising andoverseeing the run- ning of the Big Stone County Emergency Food Shelf, the Blocks have made and continue to make a will present huge impact on those of need. Due The Blocks have been in the School, Ortonville area all their married lives. ill run in They raised a family of 4 children and the made their home and living on the hged to 7:30 farm for about 40 years. In 1986 they moved to town and became active in Will start various social, and community organi- n of zations. Marvin and Joan supervise 27 vol- to all eligible unteers at the Big Stone County John Phillip Tobin l:luizenga Powell Fuller Emergency Food Shelf. They do all the organizing, necessary paper work, Bethany Latin, Calypso, Norwegian march, for students, in addition to ordering, picking up and Judy classical, and popular. Also delivery of all the needed supplies. In additional volunteer positions, of performing will be the Junior High Baccalaureate Marvin and Joan, (both RSVP volun- Steven Dixieland. Brass Quintet and Clarinet Powell; Quartet. _q t'! II teers) have been escorts for the Tom and Please join us for an enjoyable 'un'al Northridge Residence, making it pos- evening of easy listening. Ortonville High School's sine for residents to go to physical )r High Again the starting time will be 7:30 Baccalaureate will be held next therapy, shopping, and various other many p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at St. outings. They ve done home deliv- will be The cost is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 John's Catholic Church. (Conunued on page 3-) NALS OF AMERICA traveled to San Antonio, TX for the National Leadership crankbaits tied to 18 Ib. testlead core left to right are Advisor Julie Kunde, Steve Powell, Mike Schumaker, Mike Barnhardt, line with a 30 foot Berkley FireLine 14-6 leader in 16 feet of water. Schmeichel, and Grant Botker. See story elsewhere this issue. Big Stone Lake is headwaters of nty Board allows histori the Minnesota River, though some- C what shallow, having a maximum depth of 16 feet, the lake has one of the highest walleye populations per 1 umbian Hotel to re open acre inthestate. Its 26 mile length 1 encompasses nearly 13,000 surface / acres and contains more than 30 fish ' species County Board's waiting for the business's completion. Arnst stated that the bar will be the According to tournament director board mere- Arnst told board members that she first part to open, generating revenue Sonny Arndt, "We've had a normal the authority is now awaiting a tax credit through to help with the other parts, and she winter and spring, so the walleyes Columbian the Border City Tax Credit fund, and had drawn up a complete business for delinquent tax when that comes in she will have the plan outlining all debts and income, should be chomping by tournament funding needed to pay the back taxes Board Chairman Dave Torgerson time." board, Arnst stated on the building. She had requested to adjourned the meeting to the hotel so A variety of presentations will is in need of repay the back taxes over four years that the board could view the progress catch Big Stone's walleyes. The Big employment, time, during which the business will before rendering a decision. Stone winners in 1996, Kinkade- the area, be opened. Arnst gave a tour of the building Skarlis, trolled Lindy Shadling lures addresses all Arnst holds liability insurance on and "it's progress, including the com- near the surface from in-line planer the building and Countryside Public plete bar which is already set up on the boards. Most of their fish were caught nain floor, Health inspected it in April of this main floor and the living quarters for from the lake's north end in five feet planned to employ year, giving it a clean bill of health for her and her family on the second floor, of water. The lures were set 30 feet MAYORS SIGN PROCLAMATION. Big Stone City, SD, Mayor Val and the sub-street serving food and beverages. After viewing the building, the behind the boards, with their Ranger Rausch at left, and Ortonville Mayor Dave FIhngson, signed a four units of low Also at the meeting was EDA sec- board voted unanimously to allow 690 boat moving in an "S" pattern at 3 proclamation proclaiming May 17-23 to be Mayor's prayer week in twfloors will provide retary Jeanette Knip, who has helped Arnst to repurchase the Columbian mph. The fish struck when the boards the two communities, lhere will be a Mayor's prayer breakfast to find grants and facilitate loan pro- Hotel, with a tax repayment schedule changed direction, which also Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 a.m. at the Ortonville Senior Center '=a:Omodations for grams for the hotel project. Knip stat- spread over four years, changes the speed of the lures, sponsored by the Ortonville Kiwanis Chapter. Preservation of such ed that besides the financial assistance She now holds a liquor and food Casting Lindy crankbaits amongst could only that Arnst has received already, she -service license for the building, and as wellasother will alsobeeligibleforotherloa)as once opened, food will be transported 00City Council receives thanks tile," stated and grants as the restoration Of/the from her restaurant, "Mamma's Italian hotel continues, such as histori6 land- Kitchen", now located in Clinton. t Hotel, est. 1892, mark and women's business funds. "Evtn if the place burned down storical registry in Commissioner ElwoodThrondrud tomorrow," Arnst told board mem- for new ambulance building said that she stated that the business will have bers, "the money lost wouldn't mean and sugges- debts, wages and other expenses to as much to me as losing my own hard on a daily bring the building up to code, and work. I hold youth and determina- At the regular meeting of the building for us two years ago, back ing, and the council came through visitors can be asked Arnst if business would gener- tion, two forces that will make this Ortonville City Council last Monday when we were still under the police with funding for needed supplies such gh the windows, ate enough money to keep up. project a success." night, Ortonville Ambulance Service station with no room for supplies or as a new roof and new electric happenings at Shady Oak Director Joan Julius personally anything," Julius said. "There were a heaters." extended her thanks to the council for lot of repairs needed on the new build- (Continued on page 3) help with the new ambulance facili- ties. Independent fishing contest Julius stated that the council had ags are taking ing local businesses and strongly made numerouseffortsandsupported week two results look good Realty in encourage homeowners and home the project all the way, and that the buyers to select local real estate new garage and meeting/training agents to represent their best inter- room was a complete success. This week's winning walleye in SD reeled in the winning bullhead this ests. "The council had purchased the The Independent's fishing contest week, weighing in at 2 pounds 6 from Big Stone Lake was caught by ounces. Deb's fish was also weighed Shady Oak and other local real Jaycees Project Chad Swanson of Wyndmere,ND. It in at Big Stone Bait. estate agents work hard to represent weighed 8 pounds and measured 29 The winning perch this week the local clientele. The takes and Sandbox May 30 1/2 inches in length. It was weighed belonged to Deiton Silberstein of most of the other local agents have lived in the community all their lives, Jaycee "Project Sandbox" will be in at Big Stone Bait in Ortonville. Ortonville, weighing 7 ounces and and truly care about the local commu- held Saturday morning, May 30th. This week's winning northern was registered at Big Stone Bait. nity. Anyone wishing o have their belonged to Cliff Marholz of Walleye, bullhead and perch jack- By choosing a local agent, such as sandbox filled may call Project Ortonville, weighing in at 10 pounds pots now stand at $100 each, and the Bartz Shady Oak, a homeowner can rest chairman, Val Rausch 862-8155 at 3 ounces at Big Stone Bait. -perch jackpot is now $115. assured they will have an agent avail- work or 862-8635. Deb Stallman of Big Stone City, Andrews join able anytime, night or day to show and Rick and theirlisting. Marvin and Joan Block receive Oak Sales As with any business, when you choose a local agent, the money spent locally will stay in the commu- state Volunteer Service Award nity and benefit all who reside here. Tom and Karen takes invite the