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How about this?! Ortonville's pro- posed Lake Development project has received a shot-in-the-arm today with an encouraging fax we received today from city native, long-time friend, and long-time reader, Bruce Hagevik....better known at WCCO radio in the metro area as "The Ortonville Flash!" Bruce says. "I think the development project being proposed by Jim Larson for the Ortonville lakefront sounds very exciting. I, for one, would seriously consider purchasing one of the cot- tage homes. I think a development like this would be a tremendous boost for the community as well as add to the tax base. If I could pur- chase a quality home at that site at a price appropriate for the market I would definately be interested both as and investment and for family use." Needless to say, we're highly elated to inform you that starting next fall, the Vermont Country Store cata- log, distributed nation-wide, will feature our Hobo Soup in the food section. A photo of the can will appear with the wordage and pricing. Two more small worlders...taking place within about an hour at nearly the same location. While in a hard- ware store in a mall at Wayzata, last Thursday, former Ortonville Mayor Lloyd Whiting, now retired and liv- ing in Plymouth, tapped us on the shoulder. He told us that his cousin, Jerry Whiting, was in Ortonville a few days before for the book-singing of the book he compiled with his late father, Wayne, was coming to visit Lloyd that same day. Lloyd was looking as young and fit as ever. Then about a half-hour later, we began talking with a nice-looking gentlemen at the check-out of the Original Pancake House cafe next door. When we told Jim Winkle we were from Ortonville...he said he was originally from Canby, and knows Ortonville's Irv Mikkelson. "In Canby, Irv has always been looked up to as an immortal in the world of sports," said Jim. "Ask Irv if he knows the whereabouts of a Fluttum!" (we don't remember the first name.) Often it has been said "you learn something new every day!" And we did just that one day recently, in talk- ing about rain with good friend Linda Krogsrud. She informed us of an adage that says "if you see birds staying on the ground, digging for worms, while it is still rain- ing, then the rains will con- tinue. If, however, the birds take to shelter in trees dur- ing the rain, then it means the rains will be short-lived!" Does it hold water? Check it out next time it rains, if you can find the birds! Yet another small worlder.., this one perhaps "smaller" than usual! Recently we were waiting for a table for breakfast at The Original Pancake House in Wayzata, and we sat down at a table with a nice young man and his young daughter. When we asked him if he had ever heard of Hobo Soup, he knew at once we were from Ortonville...and he then told us of his tie with our fair city. Dave Klinsing, age 50, a native of Pipestone is a meat-cutter at Cubs in Bloomington, a profession he has been in since completing a meat-cutter school at Pipestone Tech about 30 years ago. When he finished that school, he was assigned as a "trainee" to work under Dean Johnson, then head meat-cutter for Jack and June Loula at Ortonville's Loala's Red Owl, where Bill's Super Valu-Plus is located today. Dave got his start in his pro- fession at Ortonville, working here for about six months. He said when he worked here, he rented the top of a ,duplex that "was up the hill from Loula's...but I can't remember the name of the landlord." Can anyone maybe help us out on this? Dave now Jives in Plymouth. Found this on the inter- net, from NBA player Charles Barkley: "You know the world is off tilt, when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest basketball player is Chinese, and Germany doesn't want to go to war." Researchers seeking volunteers for Hartford archaeological dig The South Dakota Historical Society's Archaeological Research Center will be returning to Hartford Beach next week, June 13-24 to con- duct an archaeological dig. According to Michael Fosha, Co- Director at the Research Center, the Hartford Beach site is a fortified pre- historic occupation dating to around AD 1100. The Archaeological Research Center has visited the site along Big Stone Lake numerous times, the first being in 1980. It was visited again in 1994, and every year until 1996. "Past investigations revealed several impor- tant features of the site," said Fosha. "Along with the artifacts, the site has shed interesting aspects of what has been termed the Big Stone Phase." Features of Big Stone phase sites include a small fortification with a projecting bastion and a fortification ditch. Additionally, there are similar- ities in artifact content, and an adja- cent burial mound. Occasionally there is a low earthen wall outside the fortification. According to Fosha, lit- tle is known about the other sites in this phase because of limited investi- gations or previous destruction. Previous investigations at Hartford Beach suggest that a single structure is present within the fortification. Also found have been numerous stor- age pits, posts associated with a struc- ture and the fortification wall, and shell middens, which suggest annual feasting on local mussels. During previous digs, numerous artifacts were also discovered, includ- ing a large number of smoking pipes made of clay, chlorite and Catlinite. Ceramics were found, including ves- sels similar to Ramey Incised with rolled rims (also referred to locally as Cambria). A small amount of smooth surface incised vessels with flaring rims and incised shoulders, and other types of vessels were also found. Corn and other garden produce has also been recovered at the site, which, The purpose of this year's investi- gation will be to conclude the excava- tions on the interior structure and test areas outside the fortification in an attempt to get a better idea of the number of structures present. The South Dakota Historical Society's Archaeological Research Center is asking for any volunteers wishing to be a part of this year's investigation at Hartford Beach. No previous experience is necessary, and individuals or groups may participate. Any groups containing more than 10 members are asked to contact Hartford's manager, Jeff Nodsle at 605-432-6374. Anyone wishing to participate in the Hartford Beach excavations may contact Michael Fosha at the State Archaeological Research Center at 605-394-1936, by email at mike.fosha@state.sd.us, or by fax at 605-394-1941. Government Program now offers 100% financing for homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota or Moderate income families living in rural areas now have the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only in towns population, outside large metro areas- or in the country on 10 New Homes Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - I income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the hon 100% financing now available You must have adequate and dependable incorhe You must have reasonably good credit. After purchase, you must occupy the dwelling. FREE 12 page report- "Secrets of Smart Hum, If you're interested in owning your own home carl now - funds Fast, easy and free pre-qua/ification over the phone. according to Fosha suggests that her- Jamie Mittelstaedt t,tu00a,00racti00eswe00e,ne00isteoce. Today Open house set Botker named to Call  0-788-, for Milkovichs JC Dean's List Mzdstate Mortgage An open house wedding reception kthe Inexpensive way00 Ortonville www.midstatemortgage.net in honor of Dona and Steve Dr. Jim Stone, Vice President for Milkovich will be held Sunday, June Academic Affairs at Jamestown Ik ln00hnn -h 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church College, Jamestown, N.D, announced Fellowship Hall in Clinton from 2 to Jordan Botker has been named to the 4 p.m. Dean's List for the spring semester. Dona is the daughter of Leonard Jrdan is the sn fDavid and i 4 [ and Joan Morrill of Clinton, and the Sharon Botker of Clinton. The ! I couple was married Dec. 11, 2003 in Dean's List includes all full-time Salt Lake City, UT, where they students who, during any given A skilled 8eitone Hearing reside. The couple is registered at semester, earn a grade point average will be in your area to Target. All are welcome to attend, of 3.5 or better on a minimum of 12 you about your heoring , semester credits, i0n 01 h0spiCl FREE computerized hearing , , " ' Is...'when you nee me? ?' | determine if a hearing ndependent Dry S0wdust & Oat Hulls I   J M8 Fmlzbmon ' ]" Get Nticed IH I freedding, i i(1 III (You re re,ding this one Ill I Custom Mixing Av0ihbh ,,111 arch, t you?) " Ill I 888-339-2381 Steve V oss 1  MN Certified NBC-HIS NO CREDIT, I Ortonvflle/Gracewlle i ,,ce on all M NO PROBLEM .o.e. avoi.a. WE CAN GET YOU THE LOAN YOU NEED - I Satellite Office I , 00Beltone I 72o-839 2so2 I PERSONAL, MORTGAGE, BUSINESS, RE-FINANCE, ETC. WE CAN HELP SO CALL 2003, Behone Electronics Corporation AD VANCE CREDIT TODAY AT 1-866-475-8025 Reusable transport packaging is cost-effective and environmentally superior to one-time use cardboard shipping containers. The Reusable Transport Packaging On-line Directory makes the search for suppliers easy.  Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance z-8oo-657-3843 Puzzled about where to bring your car? Bring it to Progressive! DILLAN ROGGENBUCK Largest windshield inventory in the area .Quick turn around time Certified auto body technicians 100% customer satisfaction even need an aid! Don't you to yourself and to the to hear and understand benefits of hearing aids type and degree of hearing noise environment, accuraCY  hearing evaluation, and Senior Citizens Ortonville, June 10, 9-1: 1-800 ),ling Hut 2 5 t t Wed nsd:y ttlh |rl idaa: lune 11, 12 & 13, Stop in and n,.Ip US celebr ate 25 years of business/ Linda Roggenbuck, Carol Thompson (owner) and OFFERING MANY SERVICES Color - Cuts - Perms  Artificial Nails - Facial Ear Piercing - Pedicures - Manicures - Scalp CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 320-839-3787 Many clearance items available! Styling Hut PROGRESSIVE' COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2255 116 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Page 2  INDEPENDENT How about this?! Ortonville's pro- posed Lake Development project has received a shot-in-the-arm today with an encouraging fax we received today from city native, long-time friend, and long-time reader, Bruce Hagevik....better known at WCCO radio in the metro area as "The Ortonville Flash!" Bruce says. "I think the development project being proposed by Jim Larson for the Ortonville lakefront sounds very exciting. I, for one, would seriously consider purchasing one of the cot- tage homes. I think a development like this would be a tremendous boost for the community as well as add to the tax base. If I could pur- chase a quality home at that site at a price appropriate for the market I would definately be interested both as and investment and for family use." Needless to say, we're highly elated to inform you that starting next fall, the Vermont Country Store cata- log, distributed nation-wide, will feature our Hobo Soup in the food section. A photo of the can will appear with the wordage and pricing. Two more small worlders...taking place within about an hour at nearly the same location. While in a hard- ware store in a mall at Wayzata, last Thursday, former Ortonville Mayor Lloyd Whiting, now retired and liv- ing in Plymouth, tapped us on the shoulder. He told us that his cousin, Jerry Whiting, was in Ortonville a few days before for the book-singing of the book he compiled with his late father, Wayne, was coming to visit Lloyd that same day. Lloyd was looking as young and fit as ever. Then about a half-hour later, we began talking with a nice-looking gentlemen at the check-out of the Original Pancake House cafe next door. When we told Jim Winkle we were from Ortonville...he said he was originally from Canby, and knows Ortonville's Irv Mikkelson. "In Canby, Irv has always been looked up to as an immortal in the world of sports," said Jim. "Ask Irv if he knows the whereabouts of a Fluttum!" (we don't remember the first name.) Often it has been said "you learn something new every day!" And we did just that one day recently, in talk- ing about rain with good friend Linda Krogsrud. She informed us of an adage that says "if you see birds staying on the ground, digging for worms, while it is still rain- ing, then the rains will con- tinue. If, however, the birds take to shelter in trees dur- ing the rain, then it means the rains will be short-lived!" Does it hold water? Check it out next time it rains, if you can find the birds! Yet another small worlder.., this one perhaps "smaller" than usual! Recently we were waiting for a table for breakfast at The Original Pancake House in Wayzata, and we sat down at a table with a nice young man and his young daughter. When we asked him if he had ever heard of Hobo Soup, he knew at once we were from Ortonville...and he then told us of his tie with our fair city. Dave Klinsing, age 50, a native of Pipestone is a meat-cutter at Cubs in Bloomington, a profession he has been in since completing a meat-cutter school at Pipestone Tech about 30 years ago. When he finished that school, he was assigned as a "trainee" to work under Dean Johnson, then head meat-cutter for Jack and June Loula at Ortonville's Loala's Red Owl, where Bill's Super Valu-Plus is located today. Dave got his start in his pro- fession at Ortonville, working here for about six months. He said when he worked here, he rented the top of a ,duplex that "was up the hill from Loula's...but I can't remember the name of the landlord." Can anyone maybe help us out on this? Dave now Jives in Plymouth. Found this on the inter- net, from NBA player Charles Barkley: "You know the world is off tilt, when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest basketball player is Chinese, and Germany doesn't want to go to war." Researchers seeking volunteers for Hartford archaeological dig The South Dakota Historical Society's Archaeological Research Center will be returning to Hartford Beach next week, June 13-24 to con- duct an archaeological dig. According to Michael Fosha, Co- Director at the Research Center, the Hartford Beach site is a fortified pre- historic occupation dating to around AD 1100. The Archaeological Research Center has visited the site along Big Stone Lake numerous times, the first being in 1980. It was visited again in 1994, and every year until 1996. "Past investigations revealed several impor- tant features of the site," said Fosha. "Along with the artifacts, the site has shed interesting aspects of what has been termed the Big Stone Phase." Features of Big Stone phase sites include a small fortification with a projecting bastion and a fortification ditch. Additionally, there are similar- ities in artifact content, and an adja- cent burial mound. Occasionally there is a low earthen wall outside the fortification. According to Fosha, lit- tle is known about the other sites in this phase because of limited investi- gations or previous destruction. Previous investigations at Hartford Beach suggest that a single structure is present within the fortification. Also found have been numerous stor- age pits, posts associated with a struc- ture and the fortification wall, and shell middens, which suggest annual feasting on local mussels. During previous digs, numerous artifacts were also discovered, includ- ing a large number of smoking pipes made of clay, chlorite and Catlinite. Ceramics were found, including ves- sels similar to Ramey Incised with rolled rims (also referred to locally as Cambria). A small amount of smooth surface incised vessels with flaring rims and incised shoulders, and other types of vessels were also found. Corn and other garden produce has also been recovered at the site, which, The purpose of this year's investi- gation will be to conclude the excava- tions on the interior structure and test areas outside the fortification in an attempt to get a better idea of the number of structures present. The South Dakota Historical Society's Archaeological Research Center is asking for any volunteers wishing to be a part of this year's investigation at Hartford Beach. No previous experience is necessary, and individuals or groups may participate. Any groups containing more than 10 members are asked to contact Hartford's manager, Jeff Nodsle at 605-432-6374. Anyone wishing to participate in the Hartford Beach excavations may contact Michael Fosha at the State Archaeological Research Center at 605-394-1936, by email at mike.fosha@state.sd.us, or by fax at 605-394-1941. Government Program now offers 100% financing for homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota or Moderate income families living in rural areas now have the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only in towns population, outside large metro areas- or in the country on 10 New Homes Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - I income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the hon 100% financing now available You must have adequate and dependable incorhe You must have reasonably good credit. After purchase, you must occupy the dwelling. FREE 12 page report- "Secrets of Smart Hum, If you're interested in owning your own home carl now - funds Fast, easy and free pre-qua/ification over the phone. according to Fosha suggests that her- Jamie Mittelstaedt t,tu00a,00racti00eswe00e,ne00isteoce. Today Open house set Botker named to Call  0-788-, for Milkovichs JC Dean's List Mzdstate Mortgage An open house wedding reception kthe Inexpensive way00 Ortonville www.midstatemortgage.net in honor of Dona and Steve Dr. Jim Stone, Vice President for Milkovich will be held Sunday, June Academic Affairs at Jamestown Ik ln00hnn -h 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church College, Jamestown, N.D, announced Fellowship Hall in Clinton from 2 to Jordan Botker has been named to the 4 p.m. Dean's List for the spring semester. Dona is the daughter of Leonard Jrdan is the sn fDavid and i 4 [ and Joan Morrill of Clinton, and the Sharon Botker of Clinton. The ! I couple was married Dec. 11, 2003 in Dean's List includes all full-time Salt Lake City, UT, where they students who, during any given A skilled 8eitone Hearing reside. The couple is registered at semester, earn a grade point average will be in your area to Target. All are welcome to attend, of 3.5 or better on a minimum of 12 you about your heoring , semester credits, i0n 01 h0spiCl FREE computerized hearing , , " ' Is...'when you nee me? ?' | determine if a hearing ndependent Dry S0wdust & Oat Hulls I   J M8 Fmlzbmon ' ]" Get Nticed IH I freedding, i i(1 III (You re re,ding this one Ill I Custom Mixing Av0ihbh ,,111 arch, t you?) " Ill I 888-339-2381 Steve V oss 1  MN Certified NBC-HIS NO CREDIT, I Ortonvflle/Gracewlle i ,,ce on all M NO PROBLEM .o.e. avoi.a. WE CAN GET YOU THE LOAN YOU NEED - I Satellite Office I , 00Beltone I 72o-839 2so2 I PERSONAL, MORTGAGE, BUSINESS, RE-FINANCE, ETC. WE CAN HELP SO CALL 2003, Behone Electronics Corporation AD VANCE CREDIT TODAY AT 1-866-475-8025 Reusable transport packaging is cost-effective and environmentally superior to one-time use cardboard shipping containers. The Reusable Transport Packaging On-line Directory makes the search for suppliers easy.  Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance z-8oo-657-3843 Puzzled about where to bring your car? Bring it to Progressive! DILLAN ROGGENBUCK Largest windshield inventory in the area .Quick turn around time Certified auto body technicians 100% customer satisfaction even need an aid! Don't you to yourself and to the to hear and understand benefits of hearing aids type and degree of hearing noise environment, accuraCY  hearing evaluation, and Senior Citizens Ortonville, June 10, 9-1: 1-800 ),ling Hut 2 5 t t Wed nsd:y ttlh |rl idaa: lune 11, 12 & 13, Stop in and n,.Ip US celebr ate 25 years of business/ Linda Roggenbuck, Carol Thompson (owner) and OFFERING MANY SERVICES Color - Cuts - Perms  Artificial Nails - Facial Ear Piercing - Pedicures - Manicures - Scalp CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 320-839-3787 Many clearance items available! Styling Hut PROGRESSIVE' COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2255 116 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Page 2  INDEPENDENT