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HIN1 (continued from page one) the illness and adults for up to 7 days. A person is actually contagious 24 hours before symptoms appear. That is why handwashing is so very impor- tant. It is recommended to stay home for 24 hours after you no longer have an elevated temperature. Countryside Public Health, of which Big Stone County is a member, has a website at and there is good information on other sites such as MDM and CDC. Bridal Shower set for Holtz-Zahrbock An open house bridal shower for Kerri Holtz and Benjamin Zahrbock will be held May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Eidskog Lutheran Church rural Ortonville. Everyone is welcome to attend. ADV x 2 CWC morning coffee to meet May 19 You are invited to "Celebrate Family" morning coffee on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 9 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Highland Hwy Ortonville, MN. The special feature will be Kari Dorry speaking on early childhood coalition. Our music will be soloists Arlys Weeding and Ronda Sellin. Our speaker will be Judy Siegler of Fargo, ND and her talk will be "Running the Race". She is a two time paralympian and national record holder. Tickets are $5 inclusive with free babysitting available if requested. Please reserve by May 15 to Evelyn 320-839-2189 or Elaine 320-839- 3332. Also, contact them if you have to cancel. All are welcome. BSC cancer support group to meet May 19 The Big Stone County Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, May 19, at 7:15 p.m. in the Clinton United Methodist Church located at the west end of Main Street in Clinton. Please bring ideas for "Walk of Hope '09". Everyone is invited to attend. Open House shower for Martig-Grimes . An open house bridal shower in honor of Alissa Martig and Brandon Grimes will be held Saturday, May 16 at the Clinton Memorial Building from 3-5 p.m. The couple is registered at Herberger's, Target and The Affair in Wheaton. Everyone is welcome. Save this paper for recycling McLaughlin accepted into Lewis and Clark School of Law Leah Siobhan McLaughlin has been accepted into the Juris Doctorate 'Class of 20'12 at Lewis and Clark School of Law in Portland, OR. Lewis and Clark is rated as the number 78 law school in the county with especially strong environmental, animal, public interest, and criminal law programs. McLaughlin is interested in practicing family or animal law. She is currently a senior a Hamlin University in St. Paul, majoring in Legal Studies and Psychology, witha minor in Women's Studies. She will also be awarded a paralegal Certificate at a ceremony on May 23. McLaughlin attended a law school preview at Lewis and Clark in March of 2009. McLaughlin has also been notified of her nomination for the Pat Peterson Prize in Leadership Award from Hamline University in St. Paul. This is awarded to a female senior student demonstrating outstanding leadership ability. The recipient of this award will be honored at the Leadership Gala Awards in May of 2009. In addition, the recipient will receive a prize. McLaughlin is a 2005 OHS graduate, and the daughter of David and Patti McLaughlin of Ortonville. Open house set for Samantha Lindahl A graduation open house in honor of Samantha Lindahl will be held at her parents home, 37789 State Hwy 7, Ortonville, on Sunday, May 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. All friends and family are wel- come to attend. (ADVx2) Ramona and Dean Strege along with Liane and Paul Rausch would like to announce the engagement of their children, Peter Rausch and Sabrina Strege. Peter graduated from Ortonville High School in 2005. He moved to Rapid City, SD to go to school for engineering at the school of Mines. After his first year in the Black Hills he took a summer job with the Forest Service in Spearfish. He has three semesters left before he graduates with degree in Civil Engineering. He Continues to work with the Forest Service and enjoys spending time working in the Black Hills. Sabrina also graduated from Ortonville High School in 2005. She moved to Alexandria t( attend school shortly after graduation. She graduat- ed in 2007 with an Associates degree in Interior Design. She moved to Rapid City in August 2007 to start working with an interior designer in the Black Hills, and to be closer to Peter. In March 2008 she took a job with Syverson Tile and Stone as a sales associate and Interior Designer. In January 2009 she was named the SDID (South Dakota Interior Designers) Black Hills Area Liaison. Peter and Sahrina enjoy being out- doors and taking in all the Black Hills have to offer. They enjoy camping, hiking, mountain biking and showing family and friends around to all the "sights" when they come to visit. They plan to be wed on May 30. 2009 at the St. John's Catholic Church. Senior club to meet Ortonville Senior Citizens Club will meet May 20, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ortonville Community Center. Our program will be presented by Darlene Loeschke on Lets Go Fishing boat. Hostess for May is Vivian Janssen. Everyone is welcome. Sons of Norway meeting Thursday The Sons of Norway Granittdahlen Lodge 1-651 will be having their next meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2009, 7:00 p.m. at Middlebrook Center in Milbank, SD. Hostesses for the evening will be Marge and Kathie Lantis. Weqlbe celebrating Sytennde Mai! news SACRED HEART- After providing education for the children of Sacred Heart and the surrounding communities for over 100 years, the halls of Sacred Heart Elementary. School will be empty on Sept. 8, or the first day of the 2009-2010 school year. The Renville County West board of education voted 6-1 to move grades K-6 into the Renville High School after the end of the current academic year. The vote was the culmination of months of discussion. BELLINGHAM- The Bellingham School board met April 16. The property had been surveyed and divided into three tracts with potential buyers able to bid on any of the tracts. Several local bidders were in attendance. The board approved the bid of $15,000 for two tracts to Jim Ihsen of Aurora, IL and the bid of $15,100 to Wayne Heise of Dawson. Heise is only interested in the metal building on the tract he purchased and will be moving it off the property and then deeding the remaining property to Ihsen. Ihsen said he is willing to lease the school building to aprivate school or to businesses for office space. GARY-A Britton man suspected of assault in Gary recently was apprehended and arrested at an abandoned farm in Deuel County. Jacob James Stark, 29, was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, DUI, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and simple assault. Stark was taken to the Codington County Detention Center. DAWSON-BOYD-For the second consecutive year, the Dawson-Boyd High School has wonthe Fox 9 School Spirit Award for casting the most votes online. Fox 9 news came to the school with M.A. Rosko reporting live. The trophy was presented to the student body in the D-B Community Center. By GailMaxwell daughter Marcella Rose visited 839-2207 Johnny and Arlene Larson on Dick and Rita Verheul had family Wednesday morning, May 6. members Don and Punky Verheul, Denny and Pat Spanton went to Todd and Sara Verheul and baby Omaha, NE for two weeks to visit Mark, Dan and Sue Hanratty, and Vi their daughter and grandson Renata Hansen for dinner on Thursday night, Jones and Zach. Renata and Zach will April 30. be leaving for England soon. Dick and Rita Verheul, Don and Sunday, May 3 Jim and Darlene Punky Verheul, and Todd and Sara Loeschke were among the relatives to Verheul and baby Mark had noon help Harlan Loeschke celebrate his lunch at Vi Hansen's. birthday at his home with a dinner. Roman and Shirley Karels and Tuesday afternoon,'May 5 Darlene Delores Karels accompanied Tom and Loeschke entertained a group of ladies Carol Karels to Milbank to Sister forbridge. Jone's where Sister Jone's and Wednesday night, May 6 Darlene Dolores's birthdays were celebrated on and Jim Loeschke entertained Fred Friday, May 1. and Nola Lockwood for a bridge On Tuesday, May 5 there was a marathon. good turn out at the monthly potluck Ann and John Nielsen and Lydia at the Big Stone Senior Center. It is and Isaac of Herman Town came on held the first Tuesday of the month at Wednesday, May 29 to visit Marlyn noon. The food was delicious as usual, and Reva Schumacher. John went There was a short business meeting, home on Thursday, May 30. On The attendees after the lunch played Thursday Reva, Anna, and children cards and bingo. Phyllis Schluter visited Reva's mother Mable Zubke, enjoyed the day. who is staying in Watertown. On The annual spring luncheon of the Friday, May 1 Reva, Anna, and Extension Clubs met on Thursday, children went to Fulda to the Lauryn April 30 at the Bird Feeder II. Carol, Schumacher's. They attended a track the lady who runs the Bird Feeder, meet. Reva came back home and gave a talk on how and why she got it Marlyn and Reva went to the Grand started. Amy Adelman, the musicMarch of the Prom at the Ortonville director of Big Stone City school, High School. Marlyn and Reva brought several groups of band returned to Fulda Saturday evening. students to entertain the ladies. The John Nielsen joined everyone at music was enjoyable, the food was Lauryn Schumacher's at Fulda on good, and the fellowship was lively. Saturday. On Sunday everyone On Monday night, May 4 the ladies celebrated Amanda Schumacher's played pinochle at Jeanette Confirmation Day at St. Paul's Church Bohlman's. followed by dinner at the Lauryn The ladies and gentleman were Schumacher's home. Those also in honored to have Norbert Karels pour attendance were Lee and Cindy coffee on Monday, May 4. They Schumacher of Milbank. Joel and really appreciate the help he gives Kacey Schumacher and Danae of during the noon dinners. Watertown, Ron and Tammy Craig and Kippy Randleman are Schumacher" and Stephanie and pleased to announce the birth of Greta Kenny, and Paul and Ruth Strong and Mae Randleman born to parents Eric Nathan, Andrew, and Megan all of and Jessie Randleman of Glenwood. Ortonville. Craig and Kippy left on Wednesday, Roselyn Dunn of Rockville, MD May 6 to see their new granddaughter, was a,visitor at the Roman Karels's who was born on Wednesday, May 6. home on Friday, May 1. Irene Mathison and Norbert Karels Mrs. Roman Karels was invited to visited Ed and Mardelle Croatt at a birthday party in honor of her aunt Madison on Wednesday, May 6. Helen Schmitt's 97th birthday at St. Justin and Birdie Scholberg of William's Home. Ortonville and their daughter Correen Shirley Karels and Viola Zadow of of California and Johnny and Arlene's Milbank enjoyed a dinner at Wilmot with their cousin Roselyn Dunn. Easter Saturday Norb and Barb Kelzer entertained their family for dinner. Those there were Richard Kelzer and his family from Brookings, Rob Kelzer and his family from Ortonville, and LaVonne Saulsbury of Ortonville. Thursday, April 23 Richard Benjamin Kelzer of Ortonville passed away at the Ortonville Hospital. His funeral was on the 28th of April. Richard was a brother of Norb Kelzer. Barn and Norb Kelzer's three sons James, Richard, and Robert were pallbearers. Sunday, May 3 Barb and Norb Kelzer attended the Confirmation dinner for Amy Fischer. On Monday, May 4 Barb Kelzer had an appointment with the doctor in Sioux Falls. Everything went well with her arthritis doctor. On the 13th of May Barb goes to Sioux Falls to see her surgeon and her diabetes doctor. Saturday, Ma), 2 Nikki Kelzer was at Norb and Barb Kelzer's to show her grandpa and grandma her beautiful dress for the prom. Debbie Austin of Ortonville lost her brother Richard Janke of Missouri: Debbie and her mother went down for the funeral. Tuesday, May 5 Barb and Norb Kelzer had a surprise visitor Orville Gregerson of the state of Washington. He is a brother of Lorraine Hines of Ortonville. They had a great visit, but it was all to short. Barb and Norb wish him Godspeed going home. Wednesday, May 6 LaVonne Saulsbury visited at the Norb Kelzer's home. They had coffee, tea, and a great visit. Around 4:30 Rob and Raimi Joh Kelzer came to Barb and Norb's and stayed for supper. That is all of Barb's tale. She hopes to visit again next week She hopes you all have blue skies and sunshine. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, May 1 were Hugo Radamacher and Darlene Loeschke. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. 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