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Good old days in the Ortonville area DOWN MEMORY&apos;S LANE From the files of the Ortonvi]le Independent FORMER AMBER MOTOR COMPANY EMPLOYEES are shown here in earlier days. Left to right are Bob Zahnow, Kevin Klepel, Terry Kalberg and Vernon Nickolausen. FoR THE WEEK OF June 7, 2011 10 YEARS AGO June 5, 2001 A new Larson Funeral Home has been constructed in Graceville, along Hwy. 75, and the grand open- ing and dedication will be held Wednesday, June 6. The Blandin Foundation Board of Trustees approved a $217,000 grant to the City of Ortonville to support Big Stone Lake, expanding the potential project as part of the Blandin Community Investment Partnership. An additional grant of $200,000 was approved to the City of Ortonville for the development of the telework center conditional upon $200,000 being raised from federal, state and local resources. In a special meeting last Wednesday, May 30, Ortonville's City Council awarded the bid for Ortonville Area Health Service's new addition to Dallas I. Hanson Construction at a cost of $3,944,000. He was the lowest of four bids. 25 YEARS AGO June 4, 1986 The last day of classes at the Odessa School was last Friday, May 30. The Ortonville School Board decided to close the school at the end of this school year, although it did not rule out the pos- sibility that the building may be put to use again in the future. The structure was built in 1915 and served the Odessa School District until 1966 when the Ortonville and Odessa district were consolidated. For the past 12 years it had housed grades three and four. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Roelke, Ortonville and a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Terchscherer, Milbank. Ike and Donna Haugland, who have owned and operated Ike's Chicken Shack on Lake Traverse near Browns Valley for 30 years have sold the business. The new owners are Russ and Elaine Fossen of LeSeuer. Teacher of the year, chosen by the Ortonville Education Association, for 1987 is Virginia Bunting, fifth grade teacher at James Knoll Elementary. 50 YEARS AGO June 8, 1961 Fire destroyed the lakeside cabin Thursday evening of A1 Nelson, Labolt, SD hardware deal- er. A queen of the lakes contest is planned for Inkpa Day, June 24, in Big Stone City. A new sign has been erected at the intersection of highways 7 and 12 in Ortonville. The sign promotes Big Stone Lake and Ortonville. Milt Anderson of Ortonville has purchased Farmers Landing from Loren Stenzel. Installation of the 1961 officers of the Ortonville Jaycees and Mrs. Jaycees was held Tuesday at Miller's Lagoona Beach Resort. A1 Simonson is president of the Jaycees and Mrs. Simonson presi- dent of the Mrs. Jaycees. 70 YEARS AGO June 5, 1941 Swimmers at the newly sanded Eahtonka beach will be afforded the protection of two lifeguards this summer through the cooperation of the Ortonville Recreational Program and the Ortonville Park Board. The lifeguards, already on duty, are Gus Holmquist and Lyle Zick. Ortonville will be represented by the high school band in the huge torch light parade Monday evening which will bring an end to the three-day convention of the Seventh District American Legion and Auxiliary at Glenwood this weekend. Between 400 and 500 Nordfjordings, persons who origi- nally came from Norway, are expected in Ortonville this week- end for the annual convention of the Nordfjordlaget, to be held in the English Lutheran Church and at P.A. Pederson's grove on Big Stone Lake. John Lestina turned in his resig- nation as county commissioner at the regular monthly meeting of the board yesterday. The vacancy will not be filled until the next county election. Big Stone City News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 : American Legion Auxiliary will meet on June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Legion clubrooms. Let's have a good attendance for our last meeting for the summer. This is our last meeting until September. Jason and Kristine Wurtz and family were May 27 weekend visitors of Elmer and Charlotte Athey. On Memorial Day Sharon Wiebr and a couple of her grandchildren and Bonnie Swezey visited Delores Bengtson for awhile. Shari and Rick Hansen of Leavenworth, KS were here. They went with her mother Shirley Voeltz to the Memorial Day program at Big Stone. The Hansens and Shirley visited together on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30. Shirely Voeltz took part in the Auxiliary's Memorial Day program at Northridge. Rod and Vicky Torgerson visited Ruth Torgerson on Memorial Day. Val and Paula Rausch attended their nephew's high school graduation party on Sunday, May 29. Karen McFarlane went to Pierre for three days; while her son John had surgery. Roger and Sandy Christensen's daughter Emma, who attends Milbank School, is going to Girls' State for a week in Vermillion, SD. She left Memorial Day. She is going on another trip. She is going to Australia on June 16. It's called a People to People trip. That is the name of the organization and it's like an exchange program. Emma gets back July 3. Vern and Judy Lund's son Jerry and Kathy and children Alexis and Jessie from Champlin came for a couple of days to visit Vern and Judy. They did some fishing-, but didn't get any keepers. Vern and Judy Lund went to the Rausch's and Thune's for the graduation parties for their boys on Sunday afternoon, May 29. Richard Larsen and family of Champlin and Todd Larsen and family of Dayton were home to visit Marion Larsen for the Memorial weekend. Kevin and Lori Bogenrief and family of Chanhassen were also home. Janet Scoblic of St. Paul visited her mother Doris Scoblic for the Memorial weekend. Joe and Loretta Van Lith's son Matthew and Jennifer Van Lith and PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL PORTRAITS Thursday, June 16 I 0am- I pm and 2pm-5:30pm Friday, June 17 I Oam- I pm and 2pm-5pm Package of 38 Color Photos 99 s19u ax $1.99 Indk:lual sitting fee. Sing4e individual per packet, $3. p  fee. ! Group is 2 or rne pm pocket . Package contains: 1 10" x 13" 1,8"x 10" 2 5" x 7" 2.4" x6" 16 Exchange Wallets 16 Regular Wallets Teagen and Parker of St. Cloud visited Joe and Loretta for the Memorial weekend. Suzann Harmening and her friends Colette Oslie and Patti Haukos got together for coffee. Friday night, May 27 Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt went to Jesse's graduation in Brookings. Jesse, Katie Hanson, and Carter spent Memorial weekend with Roger and Marilyn. On Sunday they had a picnic in the park with Marilyn's brother and sisters and their families. Darlene Bogenrief and her children Kevin Bogenrief and family, Dan Bogenrief and family, and Gail Bogenrief all went to the high school graduation open house for Joe Kellen in Ortonville. Nadean and Joe Villella spent Memorial Day weekend at Susan and Bill Kleespie's lake home at Lake Amelia near Valard. All of Susan's children were there plus Nadean and Joe's granddaughter Jessica Villella from Jacksonville, FL. Ignoring the bad weather they had a great family time. Mel and Rowena Diers of Aberdeen spent several days visiting Vern and Gert Goldsmith. Sue Goldsmith of Sioux Falls visited with Vern and Gert Goldsmith Saturday afternoon, May 28. She also was a supper guest of Vern and Gert along with Mel and Rowena Diers. Sue Goldsmith visited her mother Loretta Stern while in Ortonville. Sunday afternoon, May 29 visitors of Vern and Gert Goldsmith were Kris Krause of Minneapolis and Ryan and Brian Krause and Amanda Summers of Milbank. Pat Delgehausen and Kayla Tillma were also there. On Friday, May 27 Kris Krause of Minneapolis went to Sioux Falls. Gert Goldsmith and Kayla Tillma went with. Monday, May 30 luncheon guests of Vern and Gert Goldsmith were Pat Delgehausen, Kayla Tillma, and Kris Krause before Kris returned to Minneapolis. Saturday afternoon, May 28 Arlin and Verna Angerhofer attended the graduation open house for Erika Kaufman at the home of Doug and Sue Sather of Benson. Arlin and Verna Angerhofer were supper and overnight guests on Memorial Day at the home of Rodney and Leann Cowans in Sioux Falls. Saturday night, May 28 Don Haukos attended a party at the Chalet in Milbank for Tom and Diane Stoick's 40 wedding anniversary. They had dinner, dancing, and music. About 80 people attended. At the same party they had Paul Stoick's party for graduation from Iowa State at Ames, IA. Marion andRandy Jost left for their home in Wisconsin on Saturday, May 28. Their son Dylan was also at Jerri Van Hout's and son Chuck Van Hout's for three days. Jerri Van Hout and Chuck Van Hout went to a housewarming party of Brian and Kaylee Vanorny in Sioux Falls on Saturday afternoon, May 28. Local disaster volunteers needed Each year .there are emergen- volunteers with the needs of the cies/disasters such as floods, torna- dos, and even large disease outbreaks that occur across the state or nation. When an emergency/disaster happens, the need for volunteers is tremendous Our community is looking for medical and nonmedical staff that is willing to volunteer their skills. Everyone has a role to play when a disaster happens. By volunteering to help during an event, you become part of our reliable and valued resources should addition- al support be needed in our communi- ty. The pre-registration and pre-cre- dentialing of volunteers allows the coordinating agency, Countryside Public Health and Emergency Management to match the skills of the requesting agency. This increases the efficiency of making volunteer assignments and reduces the work of processing volunteers at the time of the event. You may never be asked to serve but if the need arises we will have volunteers ready to serve. SWEPT, the Southwest Emergency Preparedness Team of health care providers encourages citizens to regis- ter to be a volunteer. To become a volunteer you are asked to register in the Minnesota Responds program, you may go to www.health.state.mn.us/minnesotares ponds to register or you may contact Countryside Public Health at 320- 839-6135. Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke spent Friday, May 27 until Monday, May 30 at the Gene and Rita Patterson home at Wall, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington were Saturday afternoon May 28 callers at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home and were weekend guests at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengels and visited with her mother Myra Jean Schmieg who is spending several weeks with them. They were among folks that attended the 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stoick on Saturday evening and attended some graduation open houses and visited at the Glen Radermacher home and with Alice Radermacher in Ortonville. Kelli Sis of Fargo spent Memorial Day weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis entertained relatives and friends at their home on Saturday afternoon May 28 in honor of their son Alex's graduation from Ortonville High School. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke were Sunday, .May 29 visitors at the Joe Taylor home in Brookings, SD and also visited with Joey Pillatzke. Howard Radermacher of Seattle, WA, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher were Sunday, May 29 supper and evening guests at the Loran Rademacher home in Milbank. Connie Mathres of Maple Grove spent Friday until Monday at the home of her mother Mrs. Julie Henrich. Mrs. Julie Henrich and Mr. and Mrs. Val Radermacher and Ben attended the wedding of a cousin and nephew in Osh Gosh, WI on Friday, May 20,2011. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Memorial Day weekend at the home of their son Mr. and Mrs. Martin Millerbernd in Omaha, NE. Mr. and Mrs. Stan Adelman entertained relatives and friends at their home on Sunday, May 29 in honor of their son Philip's graduation from Ortonville High School. Mrs. Tom Rademacher, Mrs. Adelaide Kirchb'erg, Joann Krakow, Mrs. Julie Henrich, Mrs. Val Radermacher attended the 90th birthday open house in honor of Margaret Cronin at the Announcition Center in Revillo on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Ran Rodas, Anthony and Alana of Alexandria, spent Memorial Day weekend at the Roger Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman attended the graduation and reception of their granddaughter Mallory Adelman in Ortonville on Sunday afternoon May 29, 2011. Jan Kirchberg, who is employed in Grand Forks spent Memorial Day weekend at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg. Mrs. Tyler Knopp and family of Fargo spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of her folks and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels. Her daughter Elise returned home after spending a week with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd visited Mike Millerbernd at Lakeside apartments on Sunday afternoon May 29, 2011. Todd Heinz was not present when his name was called for $20 at the drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Next weeks drawing will be $40. Rain of one and a half and two inches during the week put a stop to planting again. DARE 2 COMPARE Vehicle Loan Rates! 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