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ia art" [ I00lns, rDv..ewsoEer,o,,_,v. Oo00.00uENDENT i'i i AND GOWNS was this group of OHS seniors last week, as graduation day approaches. Felton, Mark Lindquist and Carrie Reid The 113th annual commencement exercises at will be held this Sunday, June 6, as 70 seniors will receive their diplomas. Seventy seniors to graduate from Ortonville High School Seventy seniors at Ortonviile High School will receive their diplo- mas this Sunday, during the ll3th annual commencement ceremonies, held in the high school gymnasium at 2p.m. Valedictorian  for this year's senior class is Grant Botker and Salutatorian is Scott Sandberg. Grant is the son of David and Sharon Botker of rural Clinton and Scott is the son of Roger and Coralie Sandberg Botker of Ortonville. Valedictorian Grant has been active in football, basketball, track and field (8-11), baseball(7), BPA, Key Club, band, jazz band, brass quintet, Honor Roll, Northwestern University College Preparation Program, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council (7-10), class president (7-10), Envirothon, Sunday School teacher, Steeple People and acolyte. Grant's honors include Academic All-State (football, Class 2A), MN BPA Region 8 president, Academic All-Conference (football '97,'98), advanced to national competition in BPA ('98,'99), advanced m State tourney in Knowledge Bowl ('98,'99) Grant has been employed as a CNA at Northridge Residence, life- guard at Ortonville Municipal Pool, Sandberg and at Pizza Salutatorian Ranch. tte plans to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, majoring in biology, while taking p,'u't in the pre-med pro- gram. Scott has been active in basketball, golf, knowledge bowl and BPA, and his awards include honor roll, third place finish at State BPA in computc'r aided graphics, All-conference basket- ball, and second place in Academic Challenge. After graduation, Scott will be attending the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. The graduates will be welcomed this year by Senior Class Vice President Elizabeth Thompson, and High School Principal Terry Rheingans will announce the awards, scholarships and the 1999 graduating class. Abbey Johnson will welcome the year's foreign exchange students, Franz Staudenm,'uer of Germany and Marieve Paradis of Canada. School Ix)ard member Kathy Thymian will then present the diplomas. A class slide ow will be held and musical selections by the Senior Vocal Enmmble and a clarinet duet by Erika Kaiser and Elizabeth Thompson will be perfi)nned. Closing remarks for the class of 19) will then be presented by Senior Class President Mark Lindquist. op's charityfishing Scholarship for Abbey Johnson set for Big Stone RicAbbrYaJnhnFsOny dagnhstoer o Bishop's benefit- will be held rear. The first on Monday, t's Landing, Big Cg Stone City and the second tour- Lake Oahe at Resort, near om KT' the tournaments, , tz Construction of :Big Stone Physical ,t. Stone City will go . ation of two diocesan .Urrently there are 28 ',bY!ng for the priest- (r" se of Sioux Falls. J- Carlson, of the _ of Sioux Falls said, .s Studying for our t n_ be serving the peo- "_.. This fishing tour- -4;! .2 t.mng way for every- i't" SUpport for these to Insure the future ot cll by helping to pre- pare these men for service." Last year's tournaments raised $27,700 for seminarian education. "Each year the Bishop's Fishing Tournament has grown and become a fun and inspirational day," said Bob Beadle, Lake Oahe Tournament Chairman. "This year's tournament will be no different, but our main goal for the days activities is to fund the educational expenses of one seminari- an ." "The Big Stone City tournament was a wonderful success last year," said Wade Van Dover, tournament sponsor and co-chair of the Big Stone tournament. "This year we hope to expand the opportunity for the entire family. We want to make sure that everyone has the chance to support our future priests by taking part in the fishing tournament." "The most important thing we hope to ccomplish during these two days of fishing is to raise awareness of the vocations in the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls," said Val Rausch, Big Stone tournament co-chair. "The diocese has been very blessed with a high number of seminarians over the past several years and the only way we will continue to have men interested in entering the semi- nary is to keep the idea of priesthood in front of our young people. That is why it is important to have a family fishing tournament for vocations." Each tournament is limited to the first 100 entrants. The entry fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, prizes and a gift. The day's activities include Mass, celebrated by Bishop Carlson and a dinner program. The lake Oahe Tournament fee is $100.00 The Big Stone Lake Tournament fee is $100.00 for individuals, $250.00 for a family and $50.00 for anglers under 16 years of age. A dual entry fee of $150.00 covers entry into both catch and release fishing tournaments. For more information, or to register by phone, please contact the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota at 988-3788 or toll-free 1-888-246- 3386. a to host hundreds in TRAM ore than 2,000 bicy- ,,''staff will arrive in  '12,10th anniversary i-A'tvl is the acronym tl .rCeuSS Minnesota). tire ning to their , Big Stone Lake, Calendar needed Corrections or ;Stone American call when they come here. The sister cities of Ortonviile and Big Stone City have always put out the royal welcome mat for visitors. The area has received laurels from the staff at the Minnesota Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society (MMSS), who sponsors the annual event, and from scores of participants who say express gratitude for the hospitality they have been shown here as individ- uals and as a group. This is the 10th TRAM ride and the 7th that will begin in Ortonville. The riders first came here in 1990, but arrived and departed on the same day. ;? ii  ! i!i.:i ,', ,?' ;?':'i ,i '' ,ii ii :i!iii!i:: ::iiii!il i: :iiiiiil OF SERVICE. LaVeme Parker received an award last .years of service to the American Cancer Society from :1 representative of the ACS. However, because of the showing our communities made at that first TRAM, and because many people said they would like to have spent more time here, in 1991 MMSS decided to arrive here the day prior to the start of the ride. The ride last started here in 1995. It is anticipated this ride will have one of the largest number of partici- pants ever because it is the tenth TRAM. All participants pay an entry fee of $50 and agree to have a mini- mum pledge of $200. There are opportunities for prizes for raising larger amounts of money. Details can be obtained in one of several ways... by picking up a brochure at the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 1-800-582- 5296, or by registering online at www.mstram.com. Local co-chairs for this year's TRAM are Don Donais and Tom Gronseth. There are several commit- (Continued on page 3) Weber awarded SDSU scholarship Kristin Weber of Ortonville has been named a recipient of the John Morrell Freshman Scholarship given by the Animal and Range Sciences Department for the 1999-2000 school year at South Dakota State University. Kristin will be a freshman animal science major at SDSU this fall. She is the daughter of David and Janet Weber of Ortonville, and will graduate this spring from Ortonville High School. During high school Kristin was active in band, Business Professionals of America, yearbook staff, 4-H and church youth group. Louisburg, has been accepted as a student at Midland Lutheran College at Freemont, NE. Midland has awarded Abbey a four year renewable $8000 Anderson Leader Scholarship. Abbey is a 1999 Ortonville High School graduate and will begin her studies fall semester. Circulars inside] * Cartwright Drug & Gifts * Napa Auto Parts Sehmidt re-elected Legion Commander BELLINGHAM ELEMENTARY SIXTH GRADE GRADUATES received their diplomas last Friday evening. In front, left . to right, are James Klefsaas, Caitlin Spors, Brent Redepenning, Heidi Franzky, Matthew Haugen and Kali Maatz. In back are GarreH Henrich, Maria Borgerson, Lacey Guthmiller, Darrin Mork and Brian Kunde. The children will now go on to Lac qui Parle or Ortonville school for the seventh grade. Their class motto is "In Ourselves Our Future Lies". Ortonville's American Legion Spink Dobak Post 0097 met Trojan athletes finish well, Thursday evening, May 20th, at HilltopCafe. two on to state competiton The following officers were elected: Commander - Martin OIlS athletes in boys golf and girls Friday and Saturday in Blaine. The Schmidt, First Vice Commander - Don Dawson, Adjutant Alta Froelich, and Sergeant-at-Arms - Ray Bergerson. Big Stone City new office hours track will be advancing to state competition this week, following another successful season for the school's spring SlX)rts teams. Trojan linkster Tracy Grossman, a junior at OHS, will advance to state in boys golf, following the team's third consecutive Quad-County Conference Championship, winning Sub-Section 12 for the fourth straight year, and taking second at Sectionals. The state meet will be held next Monday and Tuesday at the St. Cloud Country Club. Girls trackster Ruth Goergen, OHS junior, will advance to state this girls were Pheasant Conference champs for the third straight year and advanced eight team members to sectionals Thursday. OHS' boys track team won the Pheasant Conference for the fourth straight year, took third in Sub- Sections and also advanced eight to the Sectional Tourney. After winning the Quad-County Conference at Pebble Lake, lady linksters Jen Berning and Lindsey Nelsen advanced to Sectional competition as well. See page ad inside saluting this years outstanding OHS SlXWts reruns. The city office in Big Stone City has new summer office hours beginning June 1st. The office will be open from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS from the Ortonville area aided in the Memorial Day program Monday. to right are Specialist Ryan Pederson, Sgt. Kerry Kuefler, Staff Sgt. Ronald Roelke, Specialist Brady Webb Staff Sgt. Duane Kleven directing. Left and ia art" [ I00lns, rDv..ewsoEer,o,,_,v. Oo00.00uENDENT i'i i AND GOWNS was this group of OHS seniors last week, as graduation day approaches. Felton, Mark Lindquist and Carrie Reid The 113th annual commencement exercises at will be held this Sunday, June 6, as 70 seniors will receive their diplomas. Seventy seniors to graduate from Ortonville High School Seventy seniors at Ortonviile High School will receive their diplo- mas this Sunday, during the ll3th annual commencement ceremonies, held in the high school gymnasium at 2p.m. Valedictorian  for this year's senior class is Grant Botker and Salutatorian is Scott Sandberg. Grant is the son of David and Sharon Botker of rural Clinton and Scott is the son of Roger and Coralie Sandberg Botker of Ortonville. Valedictorian Grant has been active in football, basketball, track and field (8-11), baseball(7), BPA, Key Club, band, jazz band, brass quintet, Honor Roll, Northwestern University College Preparation Program, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council (7-10), class president (7-10), Envirothon, Sunday School teacher, Steeple People and acolyte. Grant's honors include Academic All-State (football, Class 2A), MN BPA Region 8 president, Academic All-Conference (football '97,'98), advanced to national competition in BPA ('98,'99), advanced m State tourney in Knowledge Bowl ('98,'99) Grant has been employed as a CNA at Northridge Residence, life- guard at Ortonville Municipal Pool, Sandberg and at Pizza Salutatorian Ranch. tte plans to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, majoring in biology, while taking p,'u't in the pre-med pro- gram. Scott has been active in basketball, golf, knowledge bowl and BPA, and his awards include honor roll, third place finish at State BPA in computc'r aided graphics, All-conference basket- ball, and second place in Academic Challenge. After graduation, Scott will be attending the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. The graduates will be welcomed this year by Senior Class Vice President Elizabeth Thompson, and High School Principal Terry Rheingans will announce the awards, scholarships and the 1999 graduating class. Abbey Johnson will welcome the year's foreign exchange students, Franz Staudenm,'uer of Germany and Marieve Paradis of Canada. School Ix)ard member Kathy Thymian will then present the diplomas. A class slide ow will be held and musical selections by the Senior Vocal Enmmble and a clarinet duet by Erika Kaiser and Elizabeth Thompson will be perfi)nned. Closing remarks for the class of 19) will then be presented by Senior Class President Mark Lindquist. op's charityfishing Scholarship for Abbey Johnson set for Big Stone RicAbbrYaJnhnFsOny dagnhstoer o Bishop's benefit- will be held rear. The first on Monday, t's Landing, Big Cg Stone City and the second tour- Lake Oahe at Resort, near om KT' the tournaments, , tz Construction of :Big Stone Physical ,t. Stone City will go . ation of two diocesan .Urrently there are 28 ',bY!ng for the priest- (r" se of Sioux Falls. J- Carlson, of the _ of Sioux Falls said, .s Studying for our t n_ be serving the peo- "_.. This fishing tour- -4;! .2 t.mng way for every- i't" SUpport for these to Insure the future ot cll by helping to pre- pare these men for service." Last year's tournaments raised $27,700 for seminarian education. "Each year the Bishop's Fishing Tournament has grown and become a fun and inspirational day," said Bob Beadle, Lake Oahe Tournament Chairman. "This year's tournament will be no different, but our main goal for the days activities is to fund the educational expenses of one seminari- an ." "The Big Stone City tournament was a wonderful success last year," said Wade Van Dover, tournament sponsor and co-chair of the Big Stone tournament. "This year we hope to expand the opportunity for the entire family. We want to make sure that everyone has the chance to support our future priests by taking part in the fishing tournament." "The most important thing we hope to ccomplish during these two days of fishing is to raise awareness of the vocations in the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls," said Val Rausch, Big Stone tournament co-chair. "The diocese has been very blessed with a high number of seminarians over the past several years and the only way we will continue to have men interested in entering the semi- nary is to keep the idea of priesthood in front of our young people. That is why it is important to have a family fishing tournament for vocations." Each tournament is limited to the first 100 entrants. The entry fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, prizes and a gift. The day's activities include Mass, celebrated by Bishop Carlson and a dinner program. The lake Oahe Tournament fee is $100.00 The Big Stone Lake Tournament fee is $100.00 for individuals, $250.00 for a family and $50.00 for anglers under 16 years of age. A dual entry fee of $150.00 covers entry into both catch and release fishing tournaments. For more information, or to register by phone, please contact the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota at 988-3788 or toll-free 1-888-246- 3386. a to host hundreds in TRAM ore than 2,000 bicy- ,,''staff will arrive in  '12,10th anniversary i-A'tvl is the acronym tl .rCeuSS Minnesota). tire ning to their , Big Stone Lake, Calendar needed Corrections or ;Stone American call when they come here. The sister cities of Ortonviile and Big Stone City have always put out the royal welcome mat for visitors. The area has received laurels from the staff at the Minnesota Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society (MMSS), who sponsors the annual event, and from scores of participants who say express gratitude for the hospitality they have been shown here as individ- uals and as a group. This is the 10th TRAM ride and the 7th that will begin in Ortonville. The riders first came here in 1990, but arrived and departed on the same day. ;? ii  ! i!i.:i ,', ,?' ;?':'i ,i '' ,ii ii :i!iii!i:: ::iiii!il i: :iiiiiil OF SERVICE. LaVeme Parker received an award last .years of service to the American Cancer Society from :1 representative of the ACS. However, because of the showing our communities made at that first TRAM, and because many people said they would like to have spent more time here, in 1991 MMSS decided to arrive here the day prior to the start of the ride. The ride last started here in 1995. It is anticipated this ride will have one of the largest number of partici- pants ever because it is the tenth TRAM. All participants pay an entry fee of $50 and agree to have a mini- mum pledge of $200. There are opportunities for prizes for raising larger amounts of money. Details can be obtained in one of several ways... by picking up a brochure at the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 1-800-582- 5296, or by registering online at www.mstram.com. Local co-chairs for this year's TRAM are Don Donais and Tom Gronseth. There are several commit- (Continued on page 3) Weber awarded SDSU scholarship Kristin Weber of Ortonville has been named a recipient of the John Morrell Freshman Scholarship given by the Animal and Range Sciences Department for the 1999-2000 school year at South Dakota State University. Kristin will be a freshman animal science major at SDSU this fall. She is the daughter of David and Janet Weber of Ortonville, and will graduate this spring from Ortonville High School. During high school Kristin was active in band, Business Professionals of America, yearbook staff, 4-H and church youth group. Louisburg, has been accepted as a student at Midland Lutheran College at Freemont, NE. Midland has awarded Abbey a four year renewable $8000 Anderson Leader Scholarship. Abbey is a 1999 Ortonville High School graduate and will begin her studies fall semester. Circulars inside] * Cartwright Drug & Gifts * Napa Auto Parts Sehmidt re-elected Legion Commander BELLINGHAM ELEMENTARY SIXTH GRADE GRADUATES received their diplomas last Friday evening. In front, left . to right, are James Klefsaas, Caitlin Spors, Brent Redepenning, Heidi Franzky, Matthew Haugen and Kali Maatz. In back are GarreH Henrich, Maria Borgerson, Lacey Guthmiller, Darrin Mork and Brian Kunde. The children will now go on to Lac qui Parle or Ortonville school for the seventh grade. Their class motto is "In Ourselves Our Future Lies". Ortonville's American Legion Spink Dobak Post 0097 met Trojan athletes finish well, Thursday evening, May 20th, at HilltopCafe. two on to state competiton The following officers were elected: Commander - Martin OIlS athletes in boys golf and girls Friday and Saturday in Blaine. The Schmidt, First Vice Commander - Don Dawson, Adjutant Alta Froelich, and Sergeant-at-Arms - Ray Bergerson. Big Stone City new office hours track will be advancing to state competition this week, following another successful season for the school's spring SlX)rts teams. Trojan linkster Tracy Grossman, a junior at OHS, will advance to state in boys golf, following the team's third consecutive Quad-County Conference Championship, winning Sub-Section 12 for the fourth straight year, and taking second at Sectionals. The state meet will be held next Monday and Tuesday at the St. Cloud Country Club. Girls trackster Ruth Goergen, OHS junior, will advance to state this girls were Pheasant Conference champs for the third straight year and advanced eight team members to sectionals Thursday. OHS' boys track team won the Pheasant Conference for the fourth straight year, took third in Sub- Sections and also advanced eight to the Sectional Tourney. After winning the Quad-County Conference at Pebble Lake, lady linksters Jen Berning and Lindsey Nelsen advanced to Sectional competition as well. See page ad inside saluting this years outstanding OHS SlXWts reruns. The city office in Big Stone City has new summer office hours beginning June 1st. The office will be open from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS from the Ortonville area aided in the Memorial Day program Monday. to right are Specialist Ryan Pederson, Sgt. Kerry Kuefler, Staff Sgt. Ronald Roelke, Specialist Brady Webb Staff Sgt. Duane Kleven directing. Left and