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old days in the Ortonville area i!i::ii iiii ,!!i: i VERSION OF THE GREEN CORN FESTIVAL, was the caption on this Independent photo in the Minnesota History book of 1935, with the following cutlines, "The Sioux had an for celebrating the green corn festival more than a century ago. The participants in include Earle Brown, at left, former Republican candidate for governor; Grace s, former State Supreme Court Clerk and first Minnesota woman elected to state office; and, hat, Congressman W. I. Nolan. Photo submitted by Ortonville's Warren Schoen. AGO 18, 1993 award will be at the vocal con- Sts are Jeremy Fridgen, Heidi and Leah 'enson and Kathi ave filed for the the Ortonville lior Sara Kaercher to the 93-94 and Diane Plath a new blind clean- the area. was named ary princess for This cohmm sponsored in part by ORTONVILLE I00TONE Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 For All Your Rock Needs! AGO 10, 1978 won the OUsa band award )and concert last en Bay Packer television crew was in town to take pictures of the Packer draft pick, Mike Hunt. Harvey Kidman Jr. was selected the outstanding Minnesota Jaycee delegate at the annual Minnesota Jaycee convention in Minneapolis. One of the wettest Aprils in many a year, rain and snow of more than five inches, have delayed the planting of crops in the area. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Glenn Bolsta of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross of Milbank, S.D. 50 YEARS AGO May 28, 1953 J.M. Peterson was present- ed a gold service pin with a diamond for his 25 years of service as manager of the Red Owl Store in Ortonville. Harvey Pflueger has sold his interest in the Pflueger Creamery to his brother Albert and soon will move to California. Albert will be joined in the creamery by his son, Clayton. Morgan Brown has been named president of the Golf Club. Other officers are Oscar Sandgren and O.O. Ross. Directors are Ernie Dornfeld, Warren Schoen, Robbie Robertson, Harold Kalberg and Selby Norheim. Cliff Taylor was nameD Jaycee president. Other offi- cers are Leonard Olson, Steve Pyle Jr., Ernie Dornfeld, and Eddie Baumgartner. Directors are Palmer Johnson, Robert "x DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Schreiner, Paul Lindahl and Selby Norheim. Vivian King and Richard Stuck Jr, were married May 23rd at the First English Lutheran Church. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Steffen of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Steen of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Martinson of Nassau. 70 YEARS AGO May 11, 1933 Rev. J.E. Booth will be the new pastor of the Evangelical church in Big Stone City. Rev. A.A. Bergland has not accepted the appointment for the coming year. Helen Thynb and Frank Schad were married May 9 at the Catholic parsonage in Milbank. Odessa stores will remain open Wednesday evening for the summer months. Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Makinster of Ortonville are the parents of a girl born at the Evangelical Hospital. news Kirchberg of Houston, TX rening, May 1 till at the home of his s. M.J. Kirchberg. and Mrs. Joan the Women's ohn's Catholic e on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Lawrence Church in Milbank on Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2003 where their grandson Devon Anderson was in the First Communion Class. Sunday, May 4 brunch guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home were Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg and Laura. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher Karels, Mr. and were among relatives and friends at r. and Mrs. Joe "- the Bryon Anderson home on Sunday ,chmieg, Leon afternoon, May 4, 2003 in honor of were among the Memorial on Friday at St. Lawrence Who passed away on April 18. She of Carol (StoicK) ley Karels of May 2 Is Rademacher the retirement at the Nassau their son Devon's First Communion. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels and Brian ' attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Thomas Moore Church in Brookings on Sunday, May 4, 2003 where their granddaughter Erin Bruns was in the class and were guests at the Mrs. Ynette Bruns home in honor of her daughters First communion. Sunday, May 4, 2003 was a special day for three members of St. Joseph's Parish who received their First Communion at the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy with Fr. Bob Goblirsch celebrant. OF STORAGE AREAS: "10'xl0' "10'x20' "10'x30' i and Nancy Annett, Owners t20) 839-2469 or (60S) 432-6443 NORTH ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 They were Carolyn Adelman, daughter of Stan and Jill, Jonathon Hoffman son of Jeff and Linda and Michaela Radermacher daughter of Edward and Kathy. Weekend guests at the John Adelman home were John Paul Adelman and Katie Freeman and daughter of Brooklyn Park. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and Breanna of Aurora, SD were May 4 weekend guests at the Kevin Rademacher home. Mrs. Glen Abramowski and Joseph and Mrs. Joan Strei spent May 3 weekend visiting with relatives in the Twin Cities. On Saturday evening, May 3rd Mrs. Strei attended the 52nd Annual Madison Gathering at the Fort Snelling Officers Club. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt spent Thursday till Saturday at the Pat Karn home in Plymouth and attended Grandparents Day and the First communion Liturgy on Saturday, May 3 where their granddaughter Martha Mary Karn was in the First Communion Class. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt attended the Confirmation of their granddaughter Meagan Croatt at St. Paul's Church in Bellingham on Sunday, May 4, were among relatives for dinner at Our Place Cafe in honor of their daughter's Confirmation. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hoffman entertained relatives and friends for dinner and afternoon at their home on Sunday, May 4 in honor of their son Jonathon's First Communion. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington spent, May 3 weekend at the home of her parents Bernard Pillatzki's. On Sunday, May 14 they and the Pillatzki's attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Lawrence Church in Milbank, where their nieces and granddaughters Lexi and Monica Pillatzki where in the Communion Class. Kristi Lynn Volkenant, who attends Creighton College in Omaha, NE spent May 3 weekend at the home of her parents Paul Volkenants. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5 at the home of their son Steve in St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hoffman, Alfred Volkenant and Mark Hoffman were among friends that attended the funeral of Minnie Schellberg at the E.U.B. Church in Bellingham on Wednesday afternoon, May 7. Library system meet The Pioneerland Library System Board will meet Thursday, May 15, 2003, 7:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room at the Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth Street SW, Willmar, MN. Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS Thank you family and friends for cards, gifts and memories making my 80th birthday so memorable. Thank you especially to my children for organizing the celebration and to my grandchildren for serving the lunch. It is appreciated and 1 am counting my blessings. 16-1 Doris E. Foesch CARD OF TttANKS Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped in any way with the benefit. So many worked or furnished lbod, baskets, quilts, etc.; to the businesses that donated food or supplies in any way. And especially thanks to all who came and shared the day with us. Words can't really express how grate- ful we are to live in such awesome communities. I am well on the way to recovery, but after three months in the hospital it is great to see familiar faces. Once again, thanks so much to all. May the Lord bless each of you, as He surely has blessed us. 16-1 Wally and Alice Sayles CARD OF THANKS A very big "TItANK YOU" to each and every one of you who came to and/or supported the Ortonville Ambulance pancake feed fundraiser. Your donations are helping to pur- chase much-needed equipment. Thanks again. Ortonville Ambulance 16-1 Angie Kriesel, Director CARD OF THANKS To all the people in the communi- ty, I want to thank you for your con- tinued support of the Ortonville Pamida store. After five years, I am being transferred to Havana, I11. to manage another Pamida store. Special thanks to the Pamida employ- ees for making my stay successful. Earl Hills, 16-1 Store Team Leader at Pamida CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank everyone who made bur Krispy Kreme fundraiser a success! We are looking forward to an exciting summer pro- moting the Big Stone Lake area. Thanks again! The Big Stone Lake Area Royalty Abby, Sheila, Kelli and Kelly 16-1 i i , , ":!i , CLEARING THE BAR at last week's home Track meet is the above Trojan pole vaulter. The team competed in the Ortonville Invitational and the True Team Meet last week. Bellingham/Louisburg By Margret Stueckrath Phone 568-2430 Robert Hoffman was not present for $20.00 May 7th at the Bellingham Community Day Drawing. May 14th the drawing will be for $40.00. Fran Trygestad spent a few days at New Prague with granddaughter, Georgia Trygestad, daughter of Neil and Amy Trygestad. Erwin L Pearl Pederson and Glenda Reiffenberger attended the 90th Birthday party for Gordon Hagen on Saturday at the Elks Lodge in Worthington. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brandt and Elnore Kostad of Willmar spent Friday night till Monday at the Arlene Karels home. Arlene Karels and Evelyn Grieger attended the Spring Fling at Trinity Church May 1st. They left after the party to return Evelyn to her home in the cities. Saturday May 3rd James Kaufman of Panama (?anal Zone and son Kirby Kaufman of Madison, WI, visited his cousins at the Charles Trygestad home. Dinner guests of the Trygestads were cousins, Adele and Chuck Miller, Madison; Carole Nelson, Appleton and Lucille Nelson, Bellingham. The Warren Trygestad family were also guests. Wednesday visitors at Ron Nelsons were Sharon Miller in the morning and Mel Omen later in the day. Betty Williamson and Granddaughter of Ortonville came to visit Ken Carpenter and took him shopping. LOUISBURG Jim and Yvonne Truckenmiller of Crystal were weekend guests of her parents, Elmo and l,orraine Sorenson. Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson attended confirmation services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Sunday. Their grandsons Noah Stone and Jesse Schlueter were confirmed. They were among relatives entertained for dinner at the Stone Home. Sunday evening Charles and Ihla Thomson and Muriel Moen visited Lucille Borstaff at Hilltop Apts. Monday afternoon Charles and lhla Thomson visited Russ and lone Schlueter, Chester and Irene Larson and Arnie Longnecker all of Appleton. Local congregation attends assembly Ortonville's Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses attended a special one day assembly on May 3. The theme for the special day was based on 1 Timothy 6:18 - Be Rich in l:inc Works. Ovm 1,100 in attendance were encouraged to consider what it means to be rich from God's standpoint. Anthony Griffin, a representative from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Patterson, New York emphasized Christian responsibility toward family and preaching. He discussed the need for families to worship together, for parents to know their children well, and to address the needs of their children. Such efforts to strengthen family bonds are well rewarded. Griffin also stressed the importance of Christians showing concern for people by sharing with them Bible principles that will help with family problems and social concerns. --. The program highlighted bow focusing on spiritual riches brings true happiness and helps us succeed during stressful times. Related topics are regularly discussed at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, these meetings are open to the punic. ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS: Borrow Borrow Borrow 20,000pay Only '45|000 $7pOaOOO D&L Photo 1-Hour Photo Processing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 Across from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Same Price $99g (2Sexp) (without panoramics) Second set THEY ARE YOUR MOST PRECIOUS MEMORIES - And we know how your photos are to you - bring your film to D&L Photo for great color and quality photo processing! ,3, 2003 00INDEPENDENT Page 7 old days in the Ortonville area i!i::ii iiii ,!!i: i VERSION OF THE GREEN CORN FESTIVAL, was the caption on this Independent photo in the Minnesota History book of 1935, with the following cutlines, "The Sioux had an for celebrating the green corn festival more than a century ago. The participants in include Earle Brown, at left, former Republican candidate for governor; Grace s, former State Supreme Court Clerk and first Minnesota woman elected to state office; and, hat, Congressman W. I. Nolan. Photo submitted by Ortonville's Warren Schoen. AGO 18, 1993 award will be at the vocal con- Sts are Jeremy Fridgen, Heidi and Leah 'enson and Kathi ave filed for the the Ortonville lior Sara Kaercher to the 93-94 and Diane Plath a new blind clean- the area. was named ary princess for This cohmm sponsored in part by ORTONVILLE I00TONE Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 For All Your Rock Needs! AGO 10, 1978 won the OUsa band award )and concert last en Bay Packer television crew was in town to take pictures of the Packer draft pick, Mike Hunt. Harvey Kidman Jr. was selected the outstanding Minnesota Jaycee delegate at the annual Minnesota Jaycee convention in Minneapolis. One of the wettest Aprils in many a year, rain and snow of more than five inches, have delayed the planting of crops in the area. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Glenn Bolsta of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross of Milbank, S.D. 50 YEARS AGO May 28, 1953 J.M. Peterson was present- ed a gold service pin with a diamond for his 25 years of service as manager of the Red Owl Store in Ortonville. Harvey Pflueger has sold his interest in the Pflueger Creamery to his brother Albert and soon will move to California. Albert will be joined in the creamery by his son, Clayton. Morgan Brown has been named president of the Golf Club. Other officers are Oscar Sandgren and O.O. Ross. Directors are Ernie Dornfeld, Warren Schoen, Robbie Robertson, Harold Kalberg and Selby Norheim. Cliff Taylor was nameD Jaycee president. Other offi- cers are Leonard Olson, Steve Pyle Jr., Ernie Dornfeld, and Eddie Baumgartner. Directors are Palmer Johnson, Robert "x DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Schreiner, Paul Lindahl and Selby Norheim. Vivian King and Richard Stuck Jr, were married May 23rd at the First English Lutheran Church. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Steffen of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Steen of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Martinson of Nassau. 70 YEARS AGO May 11, 1933 Rev. J.E. Booth will be the new pastor of the Evangelical church in Big Stone City. Rev. A.A. Bergland has not accepted the appointment for the coming year. Helen Thynb and Frank Schad were married May 9 at the Catholic parsonage in Milbank. Odessa stores will remain open Wednesday evening for the summer months. Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Makinster of Ortonville are the parents of a girl born at the Evangelical Hospital. news Kirchberg of Houston, TX rening, May 1 till at the home of his s. M.J. Kirchberg. and Mrs. Joan the Women's ohn's Catholic e on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Lawrence Church in Milbank on Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2003 where their grandson Devon Anderson was in the First Communion Class. Sunday, May 4 brunch guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home were Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg and Laura. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher Karels, Mr. and were among relatives and friends at r. and Mrs. Joe "- the Bryon Anderson home on Sunday ,chmieg, Leon afternoon, May 4, 2003 in honor of were among the Memorial on Friday at St. Lawrence Who passed away on April 18. She of Carol (StoicK) ley Karels of May 2 Is Rademacher the retirement at the Nassau their son Devon's First Communion. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels and Brian ' attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Thomas Moore Church in Brookings on Sunday, May 4, 2003 where their granddaughter Erin Bruns was in the class and were guests at the Mrs. Ynette Bruns home in honor of her daughters First communion. Sunday, May 4, 2003 was a special day for three members of St. Joseph's Parish who received their First Communion at the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy with Fr. Bob Goblirsch celebrant. OF STORAGE AREAS: "10'xl0' "10'x20' "10'x30' i and Nancy Annett, Owners t20) 839-2469 or (60S) 432-6443 NORTH ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 They were Carolyn Adelman, daughter of Stan and Jill, Jonathon Hoffman son of Jeff and Linda and Michaela Radermacher daughter of Edward and Kathy. Weekend guests at the John Adelman home were John Paul Adelman and Katie Freeman and daughter of Brooklyn Park. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and Breanna of Aurora, SD were May 4 weekend guests at the Kevin Rademacher home. Mrs. Glen Abramowski and Joseph and Mrs. Joan Strei spent May 3 weekend visiting with relatives in the Twin Cities. On Saturday evening, May 3rd Mrs. Strei attended the 52nd Annual Madison Gathering at the Fort Snelling Officers Club. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt spent Thursday till Saturday at the Pat Karn home in Plymouth and attended Grandparents Day and the First communion Liturgy on Saturday, May 3 where their granddaughter Martha Mary Karn was in the First Communion Class. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt attended the Confirmation of their granddaughter Meagan Croatt at St. Paul's Church in Bellingham on Sunday, May 4, were among relatives for dinner at Our Place Cafe in honor of their daughter's Confirmation. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hoffman entertained relatives and friends for dinner and afternoon at their home on Sunday, May 4 in honor of their son Jonathon's First Communion. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington spent, May 3 weekend at the home of her parents Bernard Pillatzki's. On Sunday, May 14 they and the Pillatzki's attended the First Communion Liturgy at St. Lawrence Church in Milbank, where their nieces and granddaughters Lexi and Monica Pillatzki where in the Communion Class. Kristi Lynn Volkenant, who attends Creighton College in Omaha, NE spent May 3 weekend at the home of her parents Paul Volkenants. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5 at the home of their son Steve in St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hoffman, Alfred Volkenant and Mark Hoffman were among friends that attended the funeral of Minnie Schellberg at the E.U.B. Church in Bellingham on Wednesday afternoon, May 7. Library system meet The Pioneerland Library System Board will meet Thursday, May 15, 2003, 7:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room at the Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth Street SW, Willmar, MN. Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS Thank you family and friends for cards, gifts and memories making my 80th birthday so memorable. Thank you especially to my children for organizing the celebration and to my grandchildren for serving the lunch. It is appreciated and 1 am counting my blessings. 16-1 Doris E. Foesch CARD OF TttANKS Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped in any way with the benefit. So many worked or furnished lbod, baskets, quilts, etc.; to the businesses that donated food or supplies in any way. And especially thanks to all who came and shared the day with us. Words can't really express how grate- ful we are to live in such awesome communities. I am well on the way to recovery, but after three months in the hospital it is great to see familiar faces. Once again, thanks so much to all. May the Lord bless each of you, as He surely has blessed us. 16-1 Wally and Alice Sayles CARD OF THANKS A very big "TItANK YOU" to each and every one of you who came to and/or supported the Ortonville Ambulance pancake feed fundraiser. Your donations are helping to pur- chase much-needed equipment. Thanks again. Ortonville Ambulance 16-1 Angie Kriesel, Director CARD OF THANKS To all the people in the communi- ty, I want to thank you for your con- tinued support of the Ortonville Pamida store. After five years, I am being transferred to Havana, I11. to manage another Pamida store. Special thanks to the Pamida employ- ees for making my stay successful. Earl Hills, 16-1 Store Team Leader at Pamida CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank everyone who made bur Krispy Kreme fundraiser a success! We are looking forward to an exciting summer pro- moting the Big Stone Lake area. Thanks again! The Big Stone Lake Area Royalty Abby, Sheila, Kelli and Kelly 16-1 i i , , ":!i , CLEARING THE BAR at last week's home Track meet is the above Trojan pole vaulter. The team competed in the Ortonville Invitational and the True Team Meet last week. Bellingham/Louisburg By Margret Stueckrath Phone 568-2430 Robert Hoffman was not present for $20.00 May 7th at the Bellingham Community Day Drawing. May 14th the drawing will be for $40.00. Fran Trygestad spent a few days at New Prague with granddaughter, Georgia Trygestad, daughter of Neil and Amy Trygestad. Erwin L Pearl Pederson and Glenda Reiffenberger attended the 90th Birthday party for Gordon Hagen on Saturday at the Elks Lodge in Worthington. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brandt and Elnore Kostad of Willmar spent Friday night till Monday at the Arlene Karels home. Arlene Karels and Evelyn Grieger attended the Spring Fling at Trinity Church May 1st. They left after the party to return Evelyn to her home in the cities. Saturday May 3rd James Kaufman of Panama (?anal Zone and son Kirby Kaufman of Madison, WI, visited his cousins at the Charles Trygestad home. Dinner guests of the Trygestads were cousins, Adele and Chuck Miller, Madison; Carole Nelson, Appleton and Lucille Nelson, Bellingham. The Warren Trygestad family were also guests. Wednesday visitors at Ron Nelsons were Sharon Miller in the morning and Mel Omen later in the day. Betty Williamson and Granddaughter of Ortonville came to visit Ken Carpenter and took him shopping. LOUISBURG Jim and Yvonne Truckenmiller of Crystal were weekend guests of her parents, Elmo and l,orraine Sorenson. Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson attended confirmation services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Sunday. Their grandsons Noah Stone and Jesse Schlueter were confirmed. They were among relatives entertained for dinner at the Stone Home. Sunday evening Charles and Ihla Thomson and Muriel Moen visited Lucille Borstaff at Hilltop Apts. Monday afternoon Charles and lhla Thomson visited Russ and lone Schlueter, Chester and Irene Larson and Arnie Longnecker all of Appleton. Local congregation attends assembly Ortonville's Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses attended a special one day assembly on May 3. The theme for the special day was based on 1 Timothy 6:18 - Be Rich in l:inc Works. Ovm 1,100 in attendance were encouraged to consider what it means to be rich from God's standpoint. Anthony Griffin, a representative from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Patterson, New York emphasized Christian responsibility toward family and preaching. He discussed the need for families to worship together, for parents to know their children well, and to address the needs of their children. Such efforts to strengthen family bonds are well rewarded. Griffin also stressed the importance of Christians showing concern for people by sharing with them Bible principles that will help with family problems and social concerns. --. The program highlighted bow focusing on spiritual riches brings true happiness and helps us succeed during stressful times. Related topics are regularly discussed at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, these meetings are open to the punic. ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS: Borrow Borrow Borrow 20,000pay Only '45|000 $7pOaOOO D&L Photo 1-Hour Photo Processing Lab 307 Main St., Milbank 432-5222 Across from Pizza Ranch Advantix Processing Same Day - Next Day - Same Price $99g (2Sexp) (without panoramics) Second set THEY ARE YOUR MOST PRECIOUS MEMORIES - And we know how your photos are to you - bring your film to D&L Photo for great color and quality photo processing! ,3, 2003 00INDEPENDENT Page 7