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heart" I Non00,Ouc,,ve,00ew Eoaoer,n.,,.,v.00ommoEn,t00." D E NT' COVERS THIS AREA for a follow-up story to the prisoners of war presentation given recently Historical Museum...focusing on when German POW'S during World War II were Big Stone Canning Company in Ortonville. Here from KDLT TV in Sioux Falls were Hanson, shown at left, and Ortonville native Joel Knip, cameraman, shown at right. Those interview, done at the site just south of the present Rausch Bros. plant, are, from left to right, Donna Rabe, Jeff Howen, Diane Howen, Mary Ann Ulrich, Carol (Howen) Peterson, and The interview is scheduled to air this Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. kicker Gary Anderson in town All are invited to participate in summer-long fishing contest The Ortonville Independent will once again be hosting its summer- long fishing contest, which kicked off yesterday, Monday May 12. Each week, from May 12 until September 5, anglers can weigh in their largest catch in each of the fol- lowing categories - walleye, bullhead, pereh and northern. The person with the largest fish in each category will receive $15 in scrip money that can be spent at participat- ing busineses. At the end of the contest, a final drawing, which includes all tourna- ment participants, will be held to give away more scrip money. If there is no winner in a particular category during the week, that money is added to the final drawing amount. A catch and release category is also part of the contest. This category encourages anglers to measure their catch before releasing to receive men- tion in the Independent. Weigh-in stations for the contest will be Bud's Bait and Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm, both located in Ortonville. \\; OFFICIAL WEIGH STATIONS for the Ortonville Independent fishing contest will be Bud's Bait and Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Pictured above is GreR Rasset of Bud's Bait and Steve Dragt of Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Contest participants can weigh in as many fish as they'd like, and there is no fee to participate, thanks to sponsorship from area firms. The con- test is open to everyone of all ages. See ad inside for complete list of rules and scrip money sponsors. Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit 16-17, will visit with area fans to fish Big Stone Lake May 17-18 stop in as soon as possible to purchase Friday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m., where the public can meet Anderson. Tickets for the dinner are $20, and all pro- ceeds from the dinner will go to Citizens for Big Stone Lake to help with lake restoration. Sirloin steak, shrimp or chicken will be the dinner choices. Anderson will be speaking, and anyone attend- ing will be able to meet him. There are only 75 tickets available for the event, and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are available at Blair Johnson CPA's office. Anyone wanting a ticket must a without miss- goal or extra point. a dinner at the Clubhouse one. Anderson will also be signing autographs at Lakeside Park at 1:00 on Saturday, May 17. He will be there until weigh-ins start for the MWC fishing tournament. The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to go down to the park and get his auto- graph, and watch the Weigh-ins of the professional fisherman for the tourna- ment. hears revised master plan Iopment on lakeshore incorporated this type of design into Also present to hear Dovolis' pre- masterplan for at a regular Economic Tuesday. that fits, it's a and we have a in developing said Dovolis. plans of more Lakeside Park live/work hous- EDA mem- an area in entity,-cot- are semi-pub- will also it is decided the olan, is to 11 portion of the ground for mentioned that Was deemed suc- for devel- attractive- that have their areas. "These plans give the one-up that towns need to position themselves economically," said Dovolis. Questions arose about whether a contract could be designed that would tie in developers, so that development would continue as worded in the con- tract. Dovolis said a contract can be designed before land is acquired for development. Another question was raised as to the projected time frame of the first phase in the development project. According to Dovolis, it would take approximately three years to develop the live/work houses, as proposed in the masterplan. A motion was made and passed to recommend that city officials look into acquiring land necessary to begin the first phase of this project. Mayor Dave Dinnel recommended to Dovolis that he present th master- plan to Ortonville's City Council at their next regular meeting on May 19. Dovolis claimed it should work out for him to be there to present the plan. sentation was Neal St. Anthony, who is a business reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It is expected that in there will be an arti- cle in the Tribune featuring the devel- opment plans in Ortonville. EDA members also discussed the Senior Housing Project. It was noted that the EDA has funds set aside that were to be used for the housing pro- ject. Members voted to use that money, which potentially totals $100,000, only as a fund for Senior Housing that could be used should any problems arise in the project. Mayor Dinnel notified EDA mem- bers of a manufacturing inquiry received from DTED. The inquiry stated that a manufacturing company, which could potentially create 25-30 jobs, paying $9 to $13 dollars an hour, is looking to expand. Vicky Oakes has taken pictures of Ortonville's industrial park, which were sent, along with information about the area, to DTED. winner to be at Choir concert School's Music bers. , spring choir 20. is entitled DRAGSETH "hoir ensembles There are per- including and Fantasia. of fifteen Serendipity senior high and Fantasia is gh choir mem- This year's Arion Award winner will also be announced during the concert. The Arion Award finalists are two students who were chosen by their fellow choir members to receive the award in recog- nition of their outstanding work and dedica- tion to the Ortonville High School Choir IOHNSON program. Emily Dragseth and Alex Johnson are the two finalists for the Arion Award. Dragseth is the daughter of Jerry and Marge Dragseth of Ortonville, and Johnson is the son of Bob Johnson and Liz Ketz, both of Ortonville. The public is invited to attend the concert. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. OHS spring band concert tonight Ortonville High School's Music Department will be presenting its annual awards concert tonight, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHS auditori- um. Performing groups will be the Junior High Concert Band, Dixieland, Senior High Jazz Band and Senior High Concert Band. This year's John Philip Sousa Award and Suzanne Rasset Memorial Scholarship recipients will be announced during the concert. Cloos has new hospital address John "Jack" Cloos of Big Stone City, SD is now in therapy at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, and recovering from a head injury he sustained earlier this spring. According to Darlene Bogenrief, Cloos is doing pretty well in his recov- ery. Cards may be sent to Cloos at his new address, John Cloos, Bethesda Hospital, 559 Capital Blvd. Room 677, St. Paul, MN 55301. Anglers are rolling into town this week to prefish for the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) fish- ing tournament, this weekend, May 17th-18th to fish Big Stone Lake. Big Stone Lake Area's Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Berkley Trilene/Ranger Boats titled event. Local angler Sonny Arndt is serving as assistant tournament director, and will be training in Jim Foster as tour- nament director. About 12 local teams will be fish- ing Big Stone Lake in this year's tour- nament. Local teams include; Artie Arndt and Eric Brandriet of Ortonville, Arthur "Sonny" Arndt and Mary Arndt of Ortonville, Scott Arndt of Ortonville and Derick Wenck of Brookings, SD, Richard Benson of Clinton and Steve Mord of Wheaton, Kyle and Paula Chase of Appleton, Brandon Finck of Milbank, SD and John Trevett of Ortonville. Bob and Jay Ross of Ortonville will also be participating, along with Jim Gregory of Big Stone City, SD and Rick Hentges of Milbank, Brent Hasslen of Ortonviile and Brian Seidell of Big Stone City, Rolly Karels of Big Stone City and Jeff Karels of Cottage Grove, Richard Lentz of Milbank and Gregg Holman of Andover, and Terry Oakes of Ortonville and John Oakes of Big Stone City. Teams will launch and weigh in at Lakeside Park. Weigh-ins begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and launch will be at 7 a.m. both days. Teams participating in Ortonville total 134 two-person teams. They will be competing for over $65,000 total prize money. Winners will be receiv- ing $18,000. Additionally, the highest ranking team that drives a Ranger boat will be (Continued on page 3) 25th anniversary pie social set for Northridge Friday Northridge Residence, 1075 Roy Street, Ortonville will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this Friday May 16th from 2-4PM, there will be door prizes, and music from our local tal- ent. Come and reminisce. There will be pictures from the last 25 years shown throughout the building, Northridge opened it's doors in March 1978, and had an open house on March 18-19, with over 500 people attending. The goal was to provide a home-like atmosphere for the resi- dents who live there. Also to provide for their needs. The surroundings may have changed but the goal has not. It still gives love,compassion and care to each and every resident.Many services are provided: social services, activities, dietary, nursing, mainte- nance, house keeping, laundry, physi- cal, restorative and speech thpy, and 'many other services, Come join the (Continued on page 3) Ortonville's Lions Club inducted into International Lions Club Ortonvil le's Lions Club celebrated the beginning of their clubs on Saturday at The Matador. International Association of Lions Clubs District Governor, Cathy Plathe attended Saturday's Charter Night Ceremony to induct Ortonville's chapter into the international organi- zation. The Ortonville Lion's Club was reenstated in January. Currently 21 people are members of the club, whose primary function is to raise funds and provide services for the community. Ortonville's chapter will be host- ing a breakfast, along with Ortonville's Kiwanis, during TRAM, and will be holding BINGO during Cornfest. They are also collecting old eyeglasses, which will then be recy- cled. Lions Club is an organization that was founded in 1917, and is a com- munity service organization. There are 1.4 million members internation- ally, and 180 countries have Lions Clubs. Steve Hennen is Ortonville's President, first Vice President is LeAnn Taylor, second Vice President is Ron Hegge, and Treasurer is Blair Johnson. Ortonville's Tail Twister, which is a person in charge of getting people to interact with one another, is Kim Sykora. Tail Tamer is Renee Athey. One year directors are Tami Lundberg and Mel Ehlert. Two year directors are Jamie and Orlou Middelstadt, and Membership Chairman is Blair Johnson. Ortonville Lions Club is currently seeking members. Anyone interested in joining the organization may con- tact any one of the club's officers. LIONS CLUB MEMBERS of the newly chartered Ortonville Lions Club are pictured above. They are, Kim Sykora, Orlou Mittelstaedt, Jamie Mittelstaedt, Blair Johnson, Steve Hennen, Mark Swigerd, Ron Hage, Renee Athey, and Linda Toner. heart" I Non00,Ouc,,ve,00ew Eoaoer,n.,,.,v.00ommoEn,t00." D E NT' COVERS THIS AREA for a follow-up story to the prisoners of war presentation given recently Historical Museum...focusing on when German POW'S during World War II were Big Stone Canning Company in Ortonville. Here from KDLT TV in Sioux Falls were Hanson, shown at left, and Ortonville native Joel Knip, cameraman, shown at right. Those interview, done at the site just south of the present Rausch Bros. plant, are, from left to right, Donna Rabe, Jeff Howen, Diane Howen, Mary Ann Ulrich, Carol (Howen) Peterson, and The interview is scheduled to air this Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. kicker Gary Anderson in town All are invited to participate in summer-long fishing contest The Ortonville Independent will once again be hosting its summer- long fishing contest, which kicked off yesterday, Monday May 12. Each week, from May 12 until September 5, anglers can weigh in their largest catch in each of the fol- lowing categories - walleye, bullhead, pereh and northern. The person with the largest fish in each category will receive $15 in scrip money that can be spent at participat- ing busineses. At the end of the contest, a final drawing, which includes all tourna- ment participants, will be held to give away more scrip money. If there is no winner in a particular category during the week, that money is added to the final drawing amount. A catch and release category is also part of the contest. This category encourages anglers to measure their catch before releasing to receive men- tion in the Independent. Weigh-in stations for the contest will be Bud's Bait and Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm, both located in Ortonville. \\; OFFICIAL WEIGH STATIONS for the Ortonville Independent fishing contest will be Bud's Bait and Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Pictured above is GreR Rasset of Bud's Bait and Steve Dragt of Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Contest participants can weigh in as many fish as they'd like, and there is no fee to participate, thanks to sponsorship from area firms. The con- test is open to everyone of all ages. See ad inside for complete list of rules and scrip money sponsors. Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit 16-17, will visit with area fans to fish Big Stone Lake May 17-18 stop in as soon as possible to purchase Friday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m., where the public can meet Anderson. Tickets for the dinner are $20, and all pro- ceeds from the dinner will go to Citizens for Big Stone Lake to help with lake restoration. Sirloin steak, shrimp or chicken will be the dinner choices. Anderson will be speaking, and anyone attend- ing will be able to meet him. There are only 75 tickets available for the event, and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are available at Blair Johnson CPA's office. Anyone wanting a ticket must a without miss- goal or extra point. a dinner at the Clubhouse one. Anderson will also be signing autographs at Lakeside Park at 1:00 on Saturday, May 17. He will be there until weigh-ins start for the MWC fishing tournament. The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to go down to the park and get his auto- graph, and watch the Weigh-ins of the professional fisherman for the tourna- ment. hears revised master plan Iopment on lakeshore incorporated this type of design into Also present to hear Dovolis' pre- masterplan for at a regular Economic Tuesday. that fits, it's a and we have a in developing said Dovolis. plans of more Lakeside Park live/work hous- EDA mem- an area in entity,-cot- are semi-pub- will also it is decided the olan, is to 11 portion of the ground for mentioned that Was deemed suc- for devel- attractive- that have their areas. "These plans give the one-up that towns need to position themselves economically," said Dovolis. Questions arose about whether a contract could be designed that would tie in developers, so that development would continue as worded in the con- tract. Dovolis said a contract can be designed before land is acquired for development. Another question was raised as to the projected time frame of the first phase in the development project. According to Dovolis, it would take approximately three years to develop the live/work houses, as proposed in the masterplan. A motion was made and passed to recommend that city officials look into acquiring land necessary to begin the first phase of this project. Mayor Dave Dinnel recommended to Dovolis that he present th master- plan to Ortonville's City Council at their next regular meeting on May 19. Dovolis claimed it should work out for him to be there to present the plan. sentation was Neal St. Anthony, who is a business reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It is expected that in there will be an arti- cle in the Tribune featuring the devel- opment plans in Ortonville. EDA members also discussed the Senior Housing Project. It was noted that the EDA has funds set aside that were to be used for the housing pro- ject. Members voted to use that money, which potentially totals $100,000, only as a fund for Senior Housing that could be used should any problems arise in the project. Mayor Dinnel notified EDA mem- bers of a manufacturing inquiry received from DTED. The inquiry stated that a manufacturing company, which could potentially create 25-30 jobs, paying $9 to $13 dollars an hour, is looking to expand. Vicky Oakes has taken pictures of Ortonville's industrial park, which were sent, along with information about the area, to DTED. winner to be at Choir concert School's Music bers. , spring choir 20. is entitled DRAGSETH "hoir ensembles There are per- including and Fantasia. of fifteen Serendipity senior high and Fantasia is gh choir mem- This year's Arion Award winner will also be announced during the concert. The Arion Award finalists are two students who were chosen by their fellow choir members to receive the award in recog- nition of their outstanding work and dedica- tion to the Ortonville High School Choir IOHNSON program. Emily Dragseth and Alex Johnson are the two finalists for the Arion Award. Dragseth is the daughter of Jerry and Marge Dragseth of Ortonville, and Johnson is the son of Bob Johnson and Liz Ketz, both of Ortonville. The public is invited to attend the concert. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. OHS spring band concert tonight Ortonville High School's Music Department will be presenting its annual awards concert tonight, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHS auditori- um. Performing groups will be the Junior High Concert Band, Dixieland, Senior High Jazz Band and Senior High Concert Band. This year's John Philip Sousa Award and Suzanne Rasset Memorial Scholarship recipients will be announced during the concert. Cloos has new hospital address John "Jack" Cloos of Big Stone City, SD is now in therapy at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, and recovering from a head injury he sustained earlier this spring. According to Darlene Bogenrief, Cloos is doing pretty well in his recov- ery. Cards may be sent to Cloos at his new address, John Cloos, Bethesda Hospital, 559 Capital Blvd. Room 677, St. Paul, MN 55301. Anglers are rolling into town this week to prefish for the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) fish- ing tournament, this weekend, May 17th-18th to fish Big Stone Lake. Big Stone Lake Area's Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Berkley Trilene/Ranger Boats titled event. Local angler Sonny Arndt is serving as assistant tournament director, and will be training in Jim Foster as tour- nament director. About 12 local teams will be fish- ing Big Stone Lake in this year's tour- nament. Local teams include; Artie Arndt and Eric Brandriet of Ortonville, Arthur "Sonny" Arndt and Mary Arndt of Ortonville, Scott Arndt of Ortonville and Derick Wenck of Brookings, SD, Richard Benson of Clinton and Steve Mord of Wheaton, Kyle and Paula Chase of Appleton, Brandon Finck of Milbank, SD and John Trevett of Ortonville. Bob and Jay Ross of Ortonville will also be participating, along with Jim Gregory of Big Stone City, SD and Rick Hentges of Milbank, Brent Hasslen of Ortonviile and Brian Seidell of Big Stone City, Rolly Karels of Big Stone City and Jeff Karels of Cottage Grove, Richard Lentz of Milbank and Gregg Holman of Andover, and Terry Oakes of Ortonville and John Oakes of Big Stone City. Teams will launch and weigh in at Lakeside Park. Weigh-ins begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and launch will be at 7 a.m. both days. Teams participating in Ortonville total 134 two-person teams. They will be competing for over $65,000 total prize money. Winners will be receiv- ing $18,000. Additionally, the highest ranking team that drives a Ranger boat will be (Continued on page 3) 25th anniversary pie social set for Northridge Friday Northridge Residence, 1075 Roy Street, Ortonville will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this Friday May 16th from 2-4PM, there will be door prizes, and music from our local tal- ent. Come and reminisce. There will be pictures from the last 25 years shown throughout the building, Northridge opened it's doors in March 1978, and had an open house on March 18-19, with over 500 people attending. The goal was to provide a home-like atmosphere for the resi- dents who live there. Also to provide for their needs. The surroundings may have changed but the goal has not. It still gives love,compassion and care to each and every resident.Many services are provided: social services, activities, dietary, nursing, mainte- nance, house keeping, laundry, physi- cal, restorative and speech thpy, and 'many other services, Come join the (Continued on page 3) Ortonville's Lions Club inducted into International Lions Club Ortonvil le's Lions Club celebrated the beginning of their clubs on Saturday at The Matador. International Association of Lions Clubs District Governor, Cathy Plathe attended Saturday's Charter Night Ceremony to induct Ortonville's chapter into the international organi- zation. The Ortonville Lion's Club was reenstated in January. Currently 21 people are members of the club, whose primary function is to raise funds and provide services for the community. Ortonville's chapter will be host- ing a breakfast, along with Ortonville's Kiwanis, during TRAM, and will be holding BINGO during Cornfest. They are also collecting old eyeglasses, which will then be recy- cled. Lions Club is an organization that was founded in 1917, and is a com- munity service organization. There are 1.4 million members internation- ally, and 180 countries have Lions Clubs. Steve Hennen is Ortonville's President, first Vice President is LeAnn Taylor, second Vice President is Ron Hegge, and Treasurer is Blair Johnson. Ortonville's Tail Twister, which is a person in charge of getting people to interact with one another, is Kim Sykora. Tail Tamer is Renee Athey. One year directors are Tami Lundberg and Mel Ehlert. Two year directors are Jamie and Orlou Middelstadt, and Membership Chairman is Blair Johnson. Ortonville Lions Club is currently seeking members. Anyone interested in joining the organization may con- tact any one of the club's officers. LIONS CLUB MEMBERS of the newly chartered Ortonville Lions Club are pictured above. They are, Kim Sykora, Orlou Mittelstaedt, Jamie Mittelstaedt, Blair Johnson, Steve Hennen, Mark Swigerd, Ron Hage, Renee Athey, and Linda Toner.