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a heart" I N.,, 00oo00,r Duc,,ve.ew Eoaper,n,,,,,,00 " ND NT Ortonville. Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, June 3, 2003 Volume 85; Number 19 R DOCK! This dock, which is an Ortonville City dock located at the foot of Big Stone Lake, g rather than floating on Friday, as wind speeds reached up to 40-50 miles per hour. two graduates at OHS 117th Commencement Ceremony School held the Commencement June 1 at 2 gym. was named 2003 graduating the daughter of During high a member of the and Basketball Spors was active on the honor school, and plans can University major in Athletic CROATT SPORS The Ortonville High School band provided the processional and reces- sional. The Senior High Brass Quartet played the National Anthem, and the Senior Vocal Ensemble of :Is the class's salu- of Tom g high school, Basketball, Wrestling She was Key Club and Amanda Lacy Ronglien and Sarah Swenson for Pre-Med. sang "I Will Remember You". graduated on !our high honor Senior Class and Student Council President Laura Brown gave the wel- Amanda Arndt, Chelsy Athey, Danielle Athey, Alexis Danielson, Emily Dragseth, Heidi Hansen, Alex Johnson, Jenny Kaye, Christine Kirk, Amanda Nelson, Elizabeth Rausch, come. Ortonville High School Principal Terry Rheingans presented the class, and School Board Chair James Nelson presented the diplomas. Senior Class and Student Council Vice President Vicki Kunrath gave closing remarks. Benefit dance for Roger Yordy IV A benefit dance fund raiser will be held for two and a half year old Roger Yordy, IV, who is hospitalized with head injuries. The benefit will be held Friday, June 6 at the Odessa Firehall. A live band, Stone Soldier will be playing rock and roll music. The dance will begin at 8 p.m. Roger is the son of Chris and Roger Yordy, III, of Ortonville. Free will donations of $5 can be given at the door, or can be made to Roger Yordy IV at Ortonville's Minnwest Bank and Klein National Bank in Madison. Raffle items will be available at the benefit dance. Pastor ordained into ministry ity Lutheran Church, Odessa Daniel Pollock Ministry at Trinity for the service J. Fondow, innesota-North lissouri traveled to MN to be pre- retain of Trinity Church in Lutheran bd Immanuel Shible NJAMIN Rachel Reverend last Y Lutheran and will be there. Township of rural Appleton. Organist for the service was Patricia Radtke, member of Trinity Lutheran in Odessa, and music was provided by a choir consisting of members of Trinity, Grace and Immanuel-Shible Township. Reverend Pollock was born April 27, 1975 in Halley, Idaho. His parents are Randy and Sheila Pollock of Halley, and he is the second son of three children. Reverend Pollock was home- schooled during elementary school by his mother. He then attended Wood River Middle and High Schools in Halley, ID. He waas confiremed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Logan, UT on May 15,1994 and grad- uated Phi Alpha Theta from Utah State University-Logan, UT in June of 1998. In five years, Reverend Pollock completed the requisite coursework to receive the Bachelor of Science in History and Philosophy. He enrolled at the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN seminary in the summer of 1998. He completed his second year of the seminary at the Westfield House in Cambridge, England, the seminary of the Lutheran Church of England and an associated school to Cambridge University. He graduated from the Seminary in November, 2002, with the degree Master of Divinity. On April 7, 2003 he received the call and placement as Pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odessa, Grace Lutheran Church of Correll and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township. Pastor Pollock was married on December 29, 2001 to Rachel Messmann at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Rachel is a gradu- ate of Concordia University-Mequon, WI, and is a Lutheran school teacher. While living in Ft. Wayne, Rachel taught first and second grades at Zion Lutheran Academy for six and a half years. The Pollocks have no children. In his spare time, Benjamin likes to read and Rachel likes to work with scrapbooking. The couple, however, does not have much spare time, as their work with the Church keeps them busy. "In the last week, we have been to St. Paul, St. Cloud and Fergus Falls," said Pastor Pollock. He and Rachel have been traveling to visit ill clergymembers. The Polkx:ks are currently getting settled into their new home, and cop- ing with the change of living in a smaller community. They completed the move, which involved packing all their belongings into a semi-trailer, traveling 700 miles, or 16 hours, and unpacking at their new home, in less than a week. The members of Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa, Grace Lutheran 'Church of Correll and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township welcome the Pollocks to the commu- nity and wish them good luck. Housing needed for TRAM bikers Some bikers will be riding in TRAM who would like to stay in private homes. The bikers will be arriving the afternoon of July 27th and leaving early the following morning. If you offer a place tbr a biker to stay, you are not obligated to provide any meals, only a bed and bath facilities. If you are interested in support- ing TRAM in this way, please call Ginger Athey at 839-2280 or Gretta Yaeger at 839-2457. Minnesota Walleye trail tournament this Sunday PoleBender Outdoors has announced it's upcoming Minnesota Walleye Trail (MWT) qualifying tour- nament will be held on Big Stone Lake at Ortonville. The Big Stone Lake Qualifier, the second in a series of four, scheduled for next Sunday, June 8th. The tournament, headquartered out of Ortonville's Lakeside Park, is sold Flamingos help raise funds for amublance squad Ortonville has been invaded once again by the flock of pink flamingos that always seems to make its way into town. Sources say the flamingos have made Ortonville their home from now until Labor Day, It has also been noted that the flock tends to migrate from yard to yard. The Ortonville Ambulance Squad is holding a "Flamingo Fund Raiser", in which dozens of pink plastic flamingos will be placed in Ortonville and Big Stone City residents' yards. "Flamingo Insurance" can be pur- chased by calling either Angle Kriesel or Tom Scoblic. The fee for obtaining this insurance is $10. The money received will be used for the Ortonville Ambulance Service. Purchasing this insurance protects residents from finding a flock of the pink plastic flamingos in their yard. Those who purchase the insurance will receive a certificate to put in their front window, so the relocators will know the property is covered by insurance, and they will not add the flamingos to the decor of that proper- ty. If these pink pests decide to make your lawn their home, Angle Kriesel and Tom Scoblic can help. You may call Angle at 839-3102 or Tom at 1- 800-961-0615. If you are unable to purchase the insurance before the flamingos migrate into your yard, the only way to remove them is to call Angle or Tom to have the removal service take them away. Fee for the removal ser- vice is $20. This money will also be used for the Ortonville Ambulance Squad. The public may also make referrals as to whose yard will be the next des- tination for the traveling flock. All money received as a result of the fund raiser will be used to fund the Ortonville Ambulance Service. Members of the squad encourage everyone to participate in the fundraiser, as the Ambulance squad is a valuable asset to the Ortonville area, and funds raised will help keep the skills of E.M.Ts current. Homrighausen recovering in Rochester hosp. Shana Homrighausen is a patient at the Rochester Methodist Hospital. Her address is: Shana Homrighausen, 201 W. Center St., Room 6-410, Rochester, Mn 55902. Her phone # is 507-287-5561. out with 75 teams of walleye fisher- men from all around the five state region. Early June is prime time for walleyes in this state and Big Stone Lake is no exception. Walleye numbers are phenomenal in Big Stone and the MWT is expect- ing some of the largest weights of the Boats, Drift Control Sea Anchors, WristSaver Rods, Inc., Reef Runner Fishing Lures, Miller Brewing Co., FishingMinnesota.com, JB Lures, Lakeborne Tackle Co., Erichsen Marine Canvas, Whitecap Splashguards, Masters Mortgage of MN, and Phelps Tackle Co. For more information contact Bud's Bait & Tackle, call 507-764- 2668 or log on to www.polebender.com. WHAT A WALLEYE! Don Stolpman is pictured above showing the 8 1/2 pound Walleye he caught on Big Stone Lake Ma/18. He was last week's winner of The Ortonville Independent's fishing contest in the Walleye division. LaVoi, Spors qualified for State Track Meet June 6-7 OHS seniors, Sarah LaVoi and Lisa Spors will be competing in the Minnesota State Track Meet on June 6 and 7 at Blaine Sports Center. The Trojan girls' and boys' track teams competed at the Section track meet on Thursday. Individuals who placed first or second at the meet won the opportunity to advance to the state meet. LaVoi placed second in the shot put competition. She threw her personal best throw, which earned her a spot at the state meet. Spots placed second in the 800 meter run. She also achieved her per- sonal best time in the event. Additionally, Spors broke the Ortonville High School record for the event. She held the previous record, breaking it earlier in the season as well. According to Coach Lynn Keller, Sarah's event will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. Lisa's event could take place anytime between about 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday. Both events will take place at the Blaine National Sports Center, located LAVO SPORS at 1700-105th Ave. NE in Blaine. For further results of the Section track meet, see inside this issue of The Ortonville Independent. Last call for names on Legion calendar Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calendars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Kern at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. This will be your last chance this year to do this. MEMORIAL DAY ESSAYS were written by James Knoll Elementarv's students The contest wz nnnCr, r,,rl a " - -- " ......... - nd judged by the local VFW Chapter. Pictured above are the winners (I-r): Mayor David Dinne', Nealey Johnson, Jessica Valek, Kaylee Helgeson, Kara McLain, Ashley Koch and Jillian Wandersee. a heart" I N.,, 00oo00,r Duc,,ve.ew Eoaper,n,,,,,,00 " ND NT Ortonville. Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, June 3, 2003 Volume 85; Number 19 R DOCK! This dock, which is an Ortonville City dock located at the foot of Big Stone Lake, g rather than floating on Friday, as wind speeds reached up to 40-50 miles per hour. two graduates at OHS 117th Commencement Ceremony School held the Commencement June 1 at 2 gym. was named 2003 graduating the daughter of During high a member of the and Basketball Spors was active on the honor school, and plans can University major in Athletic CROATT SPORS The Ortonville High School band provided the processional and reces- sional. The Senior High Brass Quartet played the National Anthem, and the Senior Vocal Ensemble of :Is the class's salu- of Tom g high school, Basketball, Wrestling She was Key Club and Amanda Lacy Ronglien and Sarah Swenson for Pre-Med. sang "I Will Remember You". graduated on !our high honor Senior Class and Student Council President Laura Brown gave the wel- Amanda Arndt, Chelsy Athey, Danielle Athey, Alexis Danielson, Emily Dragseth, Heidi Hansen, Alex Johnson, Jenny Kaye, Christine Kirk, Amanda Nelson, Elizabeth Rausch, come. Ortonville High School Principal Terry Rheingans presented the class, and School Board Chair James Nelson presented the diplomas. Senior Class and Student Council Vice President Vicki Kunrath gave closing remarks. Benefit dance for Roger Yordy IV A benefit dance fund raiser will be held for two and a half year old Roger Yordy, IV, who is hospitalized with head injuries. The benefit will be held Friday, June 6 at the Odessa Firehall. A live band, Stone Soldier will be playing rock and roll music. The dance will begin at 8 p.m. Roger is the son of Chris and Roger Yordy, III, of Ortonville. Free will donations of $5 can be given at the door, or can be made to Roger Yordy IV at Ortonville's Minnwest Bank and Klein National Bank in Madison. Raffle items will be available at the benefit dance. Pastor ordained into ministry ity Lutheran Church, Odessa Daniel Pollock Ministry at Trinity for the service J. Fondow, innesota-North lissouri traveled to MN to be pre- retain of Trinity Church in Lutheran bd Immanuel Shible NJAMIN Rachel Reverend last Y Lutheran and will be there. Township of rural Appleton. Organist for the service was Patricia Radtke, member of Trinity Lutheran in Odessa, and music was provided by a choir consisting of members of Trinity, Grace and Immanuel-Shible Township. Reverend Pollock was born April 27, 1975 in Halley, Idaho. His parents are Randy and Sheila Pollock of Halley, and he is the second son of three children. Reverend Pollock was home- schooled during elementary school by his mother. He then attended Wood River Middle and High Schools in Halley, ID. He waas confiremed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Logan, UT on May 15,1994 and grad- uated Phi Alpha Theta from Utah State University-Logan, UT in June of 1998. In five years, Reverend Pollock completed the requisite coursework to receive the Bachelor of Science in History and Philosophy. He enrolled at the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN seminary in the summer of 1998. He completed his second year of the seminary at the Westfield House in Cambridge, England, the seminary of the Lutheran Church of England and an associated school to Cambridge University. He graduated from the Seminary in November, 2002, with the degree Master of Divinity. On April 7, 2003 he received the call and placement as Pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odessa, Grace Lutheran Church of Correll and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township. Pastor Pollock was married on December 29, 2001 to Rachel Messmann at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN. Rachel is a gradu- ate of Concordia University-Mequon, WI, and is a Lutheran school teacher. While living in Ft. Wayne, Rachel taught first and second grades at Zion Lutheran Academy for six and a half years. The Pollocks have no children. In his spare time, Benjamin likes to read and Rachel likes to work with scrapbooking. The couple, however, does not have much spare time, as their work with the Church keeps them busy. "In the last week, we have been to St. Paul, St. Cloud and Fergus Falls," said Pastor Pollock. He and Rachel have been traveling to visit ill clergymembers. The Polkx:ks are currently getting settled into their new home, and cop- ing with the change of living in a smaller community. They completed the move, which involved packing all their belongings into a semi-trailer, traveling 700 miles, or 16 hours, and unpacking at their new home, in less than a week. The members of Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa, Grace Lutheran 'Church of Correll and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township welcome the Pollocks to the commu- nity and wish them good luck. Housing needed for TRAM bikers Some bikers will be riding in TRAM who would like to stay in private homes. The bikers will be arriving the afternoon of July 27th and leaving early the following morning. If you offer a place tbr a biker to stay, you are not obligated to provide any meals, only a bed and bath facilities. If you are interested in support- ing TRAM in this way, please call Ginger Athey at 839-2280 or Gretta Yaeger at 839-2457. Minnesota Walleye trail tournament this Sunday PoleBender Outdoors has announced it's upcoming Minnesota Walleye Trail (MWT) qualifying tour- nament will be held on Big Stone Lake at Ortonville. The Big Stone Lake Qualifier, the second in a series of four, scheduled for next Sunday, June 8th. The tournament, headquartered out of Ortonville's Lakeside Park, is sold Flamingos help raise funds for amublance squad Ortonville has been invaded once again by the flock of pink flamingos that always seems to make its way into town. Sources say the flamingos have made Ortonville their home from now until Labor Day, It has also been noted that the flock tends to migrate from yard to yard. The Ortonville Ambulance Squad is holding a "Flamingo Fund Raiser", in which dozens of pink plastic flamingos will be placed in Ortonville and Big Stone City residents' yards. "Flamingo Insurance" can be pur- chased by calling either Angle Kriesel or Tom Scoblic. The fee for obtaining this insurance is $10. The money received will be used for the Ortonville Ambulance Service. Purchasing this insurance protects residents from finding a flock of the pink plastic flamingos in their yard. Those who purchase the insurance will receive a certificate to put in their front window, so the relocators will know the property is covered by insurance, and they will not add the flamingos to the decor of that proper- ty. If these pink pests decide to make your lawn their home, Angle Kriesel and Tom Scoblic can help. You may call Angle at 839-3102 or Tom at 1- 800-961-0615. If you are unable to purchase the insurance before the flamingos migrate into your yard, the only way to remove them is to call Angle or Tom to have the removal service take them away. Fee for the removal ser- vice is $20. This money will also be used for the Ortonville Ambulance Squad. The public may also make referrals as to whose yard will be the next des- tination for the traveling flock. All money received as a result of the fund raiser will be used to fund the Ortonville Ambulance Service. Members of the squad encourage everyone to participate in the fundraiser, as the Ambulance squad is a valuable asset to the Ortonville area, and funds raised will help keep the skills of E.M.Ts current. Homrighausen recovering in Rochester hosp. Shana Homrighausen is a patient at the Rochester Methodist Hospital. Her address is: Shana Homrighausen, 201 W. Center St., Room 6-410, Rochester, Mn 55902. Her phone # is 507-287-5561. out with 75 teams of walleye fisher- men from all around the five state region. Early June is prime time for walleyes in this state and Big Stone Lake is no exception. Walleye numbers are phenomenal in Big Stone and the MWT is expect- ing some of the largest weights of the Boats, Drift Control Sea Anchors, WristSaver Rods, Inc., Reef Runner Fishing Lures, Miller Brewing Co., FishingMinnesota.com, JB Lures, Lakeborne Tackle Co., Erichsen Marine Canvas, Whitecap Splashguards, Masters Mortgage of MN, and Phelps Tackle Co. For more information contact Bud's Bait & Tackle, call 507-764- 2668 or log on to www.polebender.com. WHAT A WALLEYE! Don Stolpman is pictured above showing the 8 1/2 pound Walleye he caught on Big Stone Lake Ma/18. He was last week's winner of The Ortonville Independent's fishing contest in the Walleye division. LaVoi, Spors qualified for State Track Meet June 6-7 OHS seniors, Sarah LaVoi and Lisa Spors will be competing in the Minnesota State Track Meet on June 6 and 7 at Blaine Sports Center. The Trojan girls' and boys' track teams competed at the Section track meet on Thursday. Individuals who placed first or second at the meet won the opportunity to advance to the state meet. LaVoi placed second in the shot put competition. She threw her personal best throw, which earned her a spot at the state meet. Spots placed second in the 800 meter run. She also achieved her per- sonal best time in the event. Additionally, Spors broke the Ortonville High School record for the event. She held the previous record, breaking it earlier in the season as well. According to Coach Lynn Keller, Sarah's event will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. Lisa's event could take place anytime between about 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday. Both events will take place at the Blaine National Sports Center, located LAVO SPORS at 1700-105th Ave. NE in Blaine. For further results of the Section track meet, see inside this issue of The Ortonville Independent. Last call for names on Legion calendar Anyone who would like to change or add names or order birthday calendars from the American Legion Auxiliary should contact Lorrayne Kern at 839-2353. Anyone may have their name on the calendar. This will be your last chance this year to do this. MEMORIAL DAY ESSAYS were written by James Knoll Elementarv's students The contest wz nnnCr, r,,rl a " - -- " ......... - nd judged by the local VFW Chapter. Pictured above are the winners (I-r): Mayor David Dinne', Nealey Johnson, Jessica Valek, Kaylee Helgeson, Kara McLain, Ashley Koch and Jillian Wandersee.