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,iii iii,: ~*~:~i~i~i~iii!~!ii~iii~ii~iiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~i~i~i~ COME ENJOY THE 2009 Adults" $5.00 students" $3.00 IN THE ORTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM featuring Senior High Concert Choir, Junior High Choir, Show Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Choir, with selections by State Section Music Contest participants, all under the direction of Wayne Huselid. A WARD Winner will be announced. PROM 2009 "HERE'S TO THE NIGHT" at OHS was a huge success thanks to the junior class Prom Committee. Members of this year's Prom Committee are pictured above. From left to right are Tanya Sparby, Shelby Kracke, Chelsey Swenson, Emily Weber, Erika Scoblic, Ashley Eastman, Kaylee Helgeson, Brandy Larson, Nicole Gulley, Marissa Baerwaldt, Kayla Mielitz, Nicole Kelzer, Kayla Holker, Anna Nelson, Five Southwest Minnesota. State University (SMSU) students have been awarded John Zwach Scholarships for the 2009-10 academ- ic year. Among those receiving a scholar- ship is Ann Kopitzke, daughter of Don and Frances Kopitzke of Ortonville. Ann is a senior at SMSU majoring in Political Science and Justice Administration. The other four receiving this schol- arship are Nadine Kinda of Burkina Faso, West Africa; Amanda Larson of Marshall; David Luepke of Courtland; and Brittany Sandage of Hills. The five were awarded Zwach Scholarships for their demonstrated leadership and participation in region- al or community issues. They also hold distinguished academic records. The Zwach Endowment is housed in the Political Science Program and is SMSU's largest program-based scholarship. Nearly $50,000 has been awarded since 1999. This scholarship is named for John Zwach, a native of Redwood County. Zwach was a teacher, school superin- tendent, farmer and civic leaders. He was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1935- 1946) and Senate (1947-1966), and served as Senate Majority Leader for eight years. In 1963, he was chief author of the bill that created what was then called Southwest Minnesota State College. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967- 1975. RaeAnn Thompson, Alicia Wilding and Ashley Koch. Prom was held on Saturday, May 2 with the Grand March at the OHS Auditorium and the supper and dance at the Ortonville Armory. Post Prom was held at the OHS Gymnasium. (Photo courtesy of fund Photography.) II [] [] The Ortonville Junior Varsity base- ball team began their season on Monday, Apr. 20 defeating Brandon- Evansville 4-1 in a game played at the Big Stone City, SD baseball field. The Trojans scored two runs in the first inning as Austin Schneider and Dan Berdan both singled and scored. Ortonville added two more runs in the second inning as Chase Kuefler led off with a double, followed by a two- run home run from Isaac 'Knutson. B- E scored a lone run in the sixth inning. Leading hitters in the game were Isaac Knutson with a home run and double, Dan Berdan with two singles, Chase Kuefler with a double and Austin Schneider and Shane Maas with singles. Dan Berdan pitched three innings for the win. He struck out six and walked one. Damian Pillatzki pitched three innings of relief, striking out five and walking two. Taylor Radermacher pitched the final inning, striking out one batter. B-E had only on hit against the Trojan pitchers. On Friday, Apr. 24 the team trav- eled to Fergus Falls and came away with a 14-1 win. Ortonville scored four runs in the third inning and 10 in the fourth inning to defeat Hillcrest Lutheran. Isaac Knutson led the Trojan hit- ters with two singles and a double. Colin Plathe and Mitch Torgerson each had two hits. Getting singles were Austin Schneider, Taylor Radermacher, Dan Berdan, Chase Kuefler, Brandon Nelson and Mike Papasso. Chase Kuefler was the winning pitcher working three innings. He struck out two, walked four and allowed just one hit. Isaac Knutson finished the game pitching one inning for the ,Trojans. APY* By Richard Johnson The Office Hours for the Big Stone Veterans Service Office are as follows: Tuesdays - 4:30 p.m Wednesdays - 8- 4:30 p.m. If there is an ~. emergency of any sort I can be reached at my home at (320y on balances up to $25,000 % APY* on balances above $25,000 ATM REFUNDS WORLDWIDE!.* MONTHLY QUALIFICATIONS TO RECEIVE REWARDS: 10 Check Card Transactions (ATM transactions not included) 1 Direct Deposit or 1 Automatic Payment Receive e-Statements 568-2448. I do have voice mail at theRichard Johnson Office. Leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, you can call me at home at the above number. I do have an answering machine at home. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. OFFICE MOVED The Big Stone County Veterans Service Office has moved to the Big Stone County Government Building on main street across from the Court House. The telephone number is the same (320)839-6398. My Office hours are the same - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8-4:30 p.m. each day. My Office is located in what is now the conference room at the front of the building to the right of the counter. My new Address is: Big Stone County Veterans Service Office 11 SE 2nd Street. Ortonville. MN 56278-1541. MINNESOTA HONORS VIETNAM ERA VETERANS Join the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Minnesota Veterans community on June 13. 2009 at the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul. As Minnesota Honors Vietnam Era Veterans, a free community event to celebrate, remember and honor all Veterans who served during the Vietnam Era. Schedule of Events: 9 a.m. Gold Star Family Prayer Service - Central Presbyterian Church (registration suggested). 9:30 a.m. Minnesota Medal of Honor recipients plaque dedication For Commercial & Residential CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS ceremony. 10:30 a.m. Remembrance Ceremony 11 a.m. Roll Call of Minnesota KIA/MIA 2 p.m. Flyover and Minnesota Honors Vietnam Era Veterans Program 4:30 p.m. Live Entertainment Additional Attractions: The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall - June 11-15 Veterans reunion opportunities Vietnam reenactors displaying era equipment, vehicles and aircraft Veterans resource tent Emergency Foodshelf Network fooddrive Vintage Car Show Parade of Colors Military Blood drive Live Entertainment Free Parking and shuttle service to the celebration site will be located at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Buses should contact the event staff for parking information at (651) 296- 2562. For more information visit or call (651) 296-2562. Because there is not funding source for transportation to the event. The Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs is asking Veteran Service Organizations to help ensure that all Veterans who want to attend this evefit have their transportation need met. If the local Vets organizations arranges or is willing to arrange transportation, please contact Sarah Graves with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs at or (651 ) 757-1550 with the following information: Group name Contact person, Phone number E-mail Bus company Estimated number of passengers Estimated arrival time Estimated departure time Free parking as well as drop off and loading zone will be provided for all, registered buses. A department representative will be in contact with information concerning parking and loading zones. Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Area! 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