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City Table Club at the Milbank at Cmbers were exchanged k zhort business meeting was will resume Sept. by the and Noah ! attended several graduation open houses on the week-end. Monday afternoon, May 27th afternoon lunch guests of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke were Maggie Vietzke of Northridge, Edna Kamin and Joanne Jurgens both of Ortonville, David Vietzke from Sun City AZ, and Harry Loeschke from Big Stone City. Evening visitors were Clifford and Ileen Christensen from Big Stone City. Julie and Dave Shultis of Aberdeen IIN HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM PHONE (320) 839-2653 t0q Lb. ,,et=, [ ,ss,t. t: Top Sirloin rdc Ground Beef $1.49P.00I : Beef l:li..i,l, t,: SB 11t, [ Ri00ye Steak I I ' .... LOCALLY GROWN BEEF - Per Lb. QUARTERS 79 OR SLOES ............... $1.49 LOCALLY GROWN PORK - Per Lb._ ;2.29 HALF A HOG ................. 89 J 1,3, 3FIPAR'nES,,:  t , FmshVru,l.  a:Avm! I 1/2 - Fresh from the J&L Bison Ranch Meat For Sale- $1.00 per Jb. plant. Market your beef and pork anywhere/ were overnight guests on Friday, May 24th of Lula Hagen. Oh Saturday they left for Minneapolis for their son's. Lauretta Mielitz's daughter Sally Breske and her daughter Alisha from Elk River visited Lauretta Mielitz over the Memorial week-end. Memorial Day visitors at the Donna Rabe's home were Mrs. Jane Pratschner and Jackie and Lee from Fargo. Clifford and lleen Christensen and Roger and Sandy Christensen and children were Memorial Day visitors of Frank and Clara Zeek. On Thursday afternoon, May 30th a bus load of Northridge residents visited the Appleton nursing home. While there they were offered a soft drink. Then a small band entertained them and they danced and some danced in their wheel chairs. Later in the afternoon an enjoyable lunch was served in the big dining room. After the lunch they boarded the bus and sang different songs all the way home. Maryls Pillatzke was one of the ladies that accompanied the Northridge residents. Wednesday morning, May 29th Holy Mass was held at Northridge for all the residents and those that wished to stay for the Mass. The Mass intention was for the deceased Daniel Karels. Debbie Wiik visited Sally Roggenbuck of Northridge. Debbie brought a bouquet of lilacs for Sally. Memorial Day evening Adeline Overberg was at a family gathering at the Brian Lowe's at Wilmot. One of the people at the family gathering, Slim Jensen of Corona had nine relatives from Denmark visit him. The guests enjoyed talking to the people from Denmark and the people from Denmark were enjoying their trip. Mr. and Mrs. John Lightfield of Milbank and their two children visited Sally Roggenbuck on Thursday afternoon, May 30th. Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Dan Nugent last Wednesday. There were no squares in attendance with guests from Sisseton and Peever. No dance June 5. Upcoming dances Dan Plunkett, June 12 - soda float night. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the Northeast door, visitors are always welcome. Open house for Gaylord Weedings An open house with program starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, will be held In honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Gaylord and Arlyce Weeding of Ortonville. The open house will be held at the Eidskog Lutheran Church. Sons of Norway next meet June 13th Sons of Norway to meet on June 13th at the Middlebrook Center with Elaine Aden, Kathie Lantis and Bev Novy on the lunch committee. The May meeting was May 9th opening with the singing of the National Anthem and the Norwegian Anthem and Canada's National Anthem. Thea Barlund read on Syttende Mai and other facts about Norwegian Independence. The District #1 convention will be held on June 6-8 at Sioux Falls, SD. Delegates will be Floyd Dailie, Marilyn R. Stemsrud and Elaine No one covers Minnesota better. It's comforting to know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has been providing quality health care plans for nearly 70 years. With the variety of plans for individuals, groups and plans that work with Medicare, we've got you covered, Give me a call for more information. John Stolpman , Ortonville Bellingham 320-839-6194 320-568-2101 Blue('.ross BlueShield of Minnesota Aden. Marilyn will take cookies furnished by members of Granittdahlen Lodge !-651. On May 14th John and Vi Rese, Anita Remund, Rita Vreim, Emery Anderson, Thea Barlund, Marilyn Stemsrud and Floyd Dailie attended Syttende Mai Banquet at Brookings, SD. Anita Remund and Maril),n Stemsrud told about the tour wtth Brookings Lodge to Nordic places of Interest. In July from 14 to 19 there will be a Heritage Retreat at Eau Claire, WI. Lunch was served by Marilyn Stemsrud and Thea Barlund. Tourism meeting set Thursday The Big Stone Lake Area Tourism Committee will be meeting Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce office on Ortonville's Main Street. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 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 0I $99-- (25 exp) (without panoramics) __-ond set  Second Set Free 35mm film (APS 99) Copy Prints Now Available! ,.FEATURING NEW BIG STONE LAKE AREA RESIDENTS a happy to be part of the Big Stone Lake community. In back are Brian and Donna, with Brian and Donna Valek Family What is hopefully a growing trend for small towns like Ortonville has seen families moving from the metro area to smaller communities, to escape the traffic and population explosion there. This was just one of the reasons Ortonville has been fortunate to gain new resi- dents Brian and Donna Valek. The Valeks, formerly of Maple Grove, live on Big Stone Lake five and one half miles north of Ortonville on the former Hunt farm, with children Jessica, 9 and Ben, 6, as well as cats Elvis and Ringo. Everything began coming together for the family when Brian saw an advertisement for a computer programmer at Cross USA in Madison, doing computer support work for large companies in the cities. But when they laid eyes on their 17 acre hobby farm on Big Stone Lake, that sealed the deal. '"The family just fell in love with it," com- ments Brian, a Farmington native. "A place like this has always been a dream of mine." The avid deer hunter (both archery and shot- gun) and fisherman can now do so on his own property, when he's not at one of his other hob- bies. Brian also brews his own beer, and plans to grow some hops on his land. He makes his own lefse and deer jerky, too. Before coming to Ortonville, he was a com- puter programming consultant for Fingerhut Corporation. Donna, who hails from Mankato, says when she's not chasing the children around she likes to walk, go to movies, bike, garden, golf and check out the area's many antique shops. She works part time as an accountant for Blair Johnson in Ortonville, and prior to their move Donna was employed with an accounting firm in Golden Valley. "We've found that people are just so much more friendly here," she says. "It's a slower pace; not so hectic, and it took the children less than a week to adjust." The family also stays active with the Big Stone Lake Area Hockey Association, and Donna belongs to the Ladies of Big Stone Lake group. Brian tests his archery skills with the Minnkota Archers, too. For Jessica, her time is spent with basketball and softball, and Ben hits the ice with the Waves hockey team, besides participating in t- ball and basketball. Brian adds his daily 30-mile drive to Madison is minimal compared to what the com- mute used to be, and traffic is never a problem here. The Valeks say they look forward to many years of enjoying a more peaceful life here in Ortonville. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank l.m.'ic 'lhorvon Simple to get what you want or has dreams and goals - some of which are never achieved financing them is a hassle. Minnwest Bank makes it easy. Home loans offer a lower interest rate and possible tax deductibility, making need. It's the smart way to borrow. Call or stop in and talk to one of our loan professionals today for more information. Growing With Our Community! MII'qNWEST (320) 839-2568 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 www, Loans subject to our standard credit qualific.atioo.s and certain re*trictiorm apply. Con.suit your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of intereSt. Member FDIC @ '2002  INDEPENDENT Page 13