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BIG STONE WALLEYE CLUB AND LET'S GO FISHING recently partnered to teach students in grades 4-6 the basics of fishing led by professional angler and LGF youth coordinator Mike Frisch. All participantswent through a classroom session for three hours where they. were taught about fish identification, fish habitat, feedin habits and knot tying. Every student received a fish!n pole that they each tied up themselves to use on theur fishin outing. On Thursday May. 19, 12 adults and five pontoons escorted all the students out on a fishing excursuon on Big Stone Lake. The night started with a picnic and ended with awards. Bethany Danielson was the luck winner of the drawing for a lifetime fishing license sponsored by the Border Walleye Challenge and the Big ;tone Walleye Club. Bethany will never have to pay for a fishing license her entire life to fish in Minnesota, a $300 value. The Big Stone Walleye Club would like to thank all the sponsors, volun- "teers and parents that helped make this possible! Big Stone Lake State Park hosts quilt show June 11-12 Big Stone Lake State Park will host a quilt show at the Bonanza Education Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A wide variety of quilting designs, patterns and styles will be on display, fiom table runner quilts to handmade antique quilts, This show is a chance fi)r local quilters to dis- 'play their homemade creations to the general public. The quilt show is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Visitors will'be asked to vote for their favorite quilt at the show. Winning quilters will receive prizes donated by Big Stone Lake State Park. Some of the quilts on display may also be offered for sale. This event will be a great opportu- nity for quill-lovers lo share ideas, patterns, stories and inspiration with cach other. The Bonanza Education Center is located in the Bonanza area of the stale park, approximately 18 miles northwest of Ortonville, and eight miles south of Beardsley on State Highway 7. Follow the signs into the park and drive to the end of the grav- el road. For more information, please con- tact Joanne Svendsen at Big Stone Lake State Park at 320-839-3663. UND announces spring Dean's List The University of North Dakota has announced their spring Deans' List, which includes students whose grade point average .are in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University's degree granting colleges and schools. A student must have completed no fewer than 12 semester hours of academic work for the semester, of which eight or more hours must be graded work rather than "satisfactory/unsatisfactory." Local students named to the list include: Ortonville - Kayla Delage, Nicole Holker and Gregory Maas. Bellingham - Kara Maatz. NDSCS announces Spring President's Honor List The North Dakota State College of Science has named 367 students to its spring semester 2011 President's Honor List. The Honor List recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. The honorees include: Ortonville: Ashton Conroy, Electrical Technology; Jeffrey Mitchell, HVAC/R Technology. Big Stone City: Chelsey Swenson, Liberal Arts; Dylan Voeltz, John Deere Tech. Bellingham: Jonathan Kirchberg, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology. Clinton: Kyle Athey, Business Administration; Kaitlyn Nordly, Occupational Therapy Assistant. Graceville: Kelsey Kleindl, Practical Nursing; Renee Kleindl, Occupational Therapy Assistant. Browns Valley: Brittany Halvorson-Appel, Business Administration. Obituaries Marjorie L. Wilson Marjorie L. Wilson (Hedge), 88, died late Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Thornton, CO when her heart suddenly stopped. Funeral services will be held today Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m., at Newcomer Funeral Home-West Metro Chapel, 901 S. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80227. Marjorie was born outside Ortonville on Jan. 3, 1923. She lived Marcella Plathe Zahrbock funeral home of Madison announces the death of 89-year-old Marcella Plathe of Madison. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church in Madison. Father Brian will officiate with burial in the church Cemetery. Visitation will be this Friday with a Rosary Service Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service Friday evening at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Zahrbock funeral home. Visitation will continue Saturday before services at the funeral home. there her entire childhood surrounded by many aunts, uncles, and numerous first and double cousins. After graduating high school (second in her class) she went to Minneapolis where she studied nursing and worked at Swedish Hospital. With her nursing degree she joined the Navy and was stationed at Newport, RI. As an Ensign, working at the US Naval Hospital, she fell in love with a patient named Robert L. Wilson and they were married on May 18, 1946. They had 61 wonderful years together before he passed away in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is Marcella Plathe is survived by her children; Craig Plathe of Tonka Bay, Patrick Plathe of Owatona, Mary Jo Wallace of St. Paul, Paul Plathe of Stockton, CA, Margaret Plathe of Madison, Susan Marsolek of Ortonville and Elizabeth Schmoker of Tyler, TX. She is also survived by two sisters, Isabelle Kraemer of Monticello and Ramona Digre of Rochester, three brothers Louis Radermacher of eMontevideo, Lee Radermacher of Minnetonka and Jack Radermacher of Glenwood. MN Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Traveling Exhibit in Ortonville The Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest Traveling Exhibition is offi- cially opened at Java Jules Coffeehouse and Bistro in Ortonville. It will be here for three weeks. The project is a collaborative effort between the Big Stone Arts Council and the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. The high quality wildlife exhibi- tion is made up of winning artwork contest entries by young artists ages six to 18 from all across the state. The public can stop in and view the exhi- bition at Java Jules through June 20th. Alice Hanley, manager at the Refuge, was instrumental in bringing the art show to this area. Julie Anderson who shares the walls of her coffee shop as gallery space and Mike Dory, Ortonville Mayor Pro Tem wel- comed the project to Ortonville on Friday. The Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest is open to all youth each spring. This year there were more than 800 entries. The traveling show is made up of the 36 top entries coming from four age categories. survived by her three children, Roger Wilson, Westminster, CO; Cindy Leoffier, Midland, TX; Laurie Wilcox and her husband Jack, Frederick, CO; her nine grandchildren: Christopher Wilson and his wife Jessica, of Edmonton, Alberta; Valerie Sanchez and her husband David Sanchez of Weber, TX; Kevin and Craig Leoffier of Midland, TX; Jacqueline Wilcox of Aurora, CO; Jonathan Wilcox of Denver, CO; Garrett, Ashley and Tracy Wilcox of Frederick, CO; and one great grandchild on the way. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Johnson named to Northwestern College Dean's List Ryan A Johnson, son of Forrest and Robin Johnson of Ortonville, was named with High Honors to the spring semester Dean's List at Northwestern College in St. Paul. The Dean's List includes full-time students with a grade point average (GPA) during the semester of 3.65 (out of 4.0) or higher. 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