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Holtquist (continued from page one) ferent because many variations exist. as the Industrial Revolution was just beginning at the end of the Civil War and the casting of cannons gave way instead to the casting of farm equip- ment. The implement seat recalls the backbreaking aspects of crop farming as it freed the farmer from walking down endless rows in plowed fields. The dimensions of the granite plat- form are 9'8" x 3'6" x 4" and weighs approximately 2,200 pounds. The plat- form has been flamed to make a tex- tured, non-slip surface. Minesota's DNR hopes to extend the Trail along the full lerigth of the Minnesota River from Ortonville all the way to Ft. Snelling, near the Twin Cities where it joins the Mississippi River. This Project will benefit the Community by being the first of its kind on the Trail, encouraging other artistic endeavors along the Trail, and increase tourism to our area. The Com- munity will benefit from the installa- tion of a high quality public amenity and enjoy the opportunity to stop, pause, and rest along the Trail to ap- preciate the flowing river's tranquil. natural beauty. Free and easy access to the Project will increase cvic engage- ment and community pride. The Com- munity will gain an increased public awareness of the vanishing state of the American farm family. People will feel invested in their neighborhood with meaningful public art being pres- ent. Area businesses will benefit from the Project's local sourcing. The instal- lation will be interactive with the Com- munity and provide a great photo opportunity for trail users, further me- morializing life on the farm and adding an ever-changing dimension to the art installation. "This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Hu- manities Council (SMAHC) and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropri- ated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money form the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008." UMM international students seeks homes in area The University of Minnesota, Morris International Students Program invites residents of west cen- tral Minnesota to participate in the Adopt-a-Student program. Its primary purpose is to promote and facilitate cross-cultural friendships, to help stu- dents adjust to Minnesota living, and to introduce them to welcoming com- munities. Students will be paired with friends individuals, couples, or fam- ilies-for one semester. The interna tional students receive an informal introduction to life in the United States. and the American friends receive an opportunity to learn about their students' cultures. This fall, the Morris campus will have 60 new international students from China, Malawi, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and France. The students are very interested in the Adopt-a-Student program and are excited about meeting their American friends. Friends will be expected to contact their students soon after they arrive and to maintain regular contact throughout fall semester by phone or e-mail. Friends and students may wish to plan simple excursions and activi- ties such as picnics, farm visits, hik- mg, biking, country drives, canoeing, flea markets, antique stores, garage/yard sales, shoppmg, potlucks, church programs, winter activities, shopping, social and civic gatherings, lakes and parks visits, movies, sport- ing events, and campus and communi= ty activities. A Welcome Potluck will be held for all students and friends at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010 Contact the International Students Program to sign up for the program at 320-589- 6094 or Through personal and academic discovery, the University of Minnesota, Morris, provides its stu- dents dynamic opportunities to grow intellectually, engage in community, experience environmental steward- ship and celebrate the diversity of global citizenship. A model for life. the renewable and sustainable Morris experience prepares graduates for lives of leadership and service. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, learn .more about Morris at or call 888-866-3382. .... i. ": : . :. : Happy 21 st Birthday on August 8th! "You'll Always Be Our Queen!" love, Dad,. Hem, Dan, Leah ez Ross 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix - $9,500 PW. PL. Keyless Entry. 56.000 miles 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - $5,400 2 door. 87.000 miles Check out all of our cars on our new website: www. PRO R00JTO Kevin Backstrand Ortonville, MN 320-839-7197 or 320-839-2911 Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Croatt named to UMM Dean's List Megan Croatt of Bellingham has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2010 Semester at the University of Minnesota. Morris. To be eligible for the Dean's List students must achieve a grade point average of 3.66 or higher while taking 12 or more credits. Open house for McMahon's 50th An open house for Bob and Sandy McMahon's 50th wedding anniver- sary, hosted .by their children, will be held Saturday, Aug. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the foot of Big Stone Lake in Ortonville. No gifts please, your presence is your gift. All family and friends are wel- come. Come help them celebrate their golden anniversary! (ADV) Class of '75 reunion set The class of 1975 will be hostirg their 35th class reunion Aug. 20-21. Friday, Aug. 20 starting at 6 p.m. There will be a potluck at Duane and Mary Hillman's residence, 68393 430th Street, Odessa. On Saturday a banquet will be held at the Matador Supper Club with social hour starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program. The class is unable to locate the following classmates: Andrew Bjerken, D'Wana Juve Carroll, Bill Cody, Bonnie Fahje, Cynthia Helgeson, Bob May, Veronica Steichen, Jackie Tracy. If you haye information on these classmates Or would like additional information on the reunion please contact Richard Tiegs at 319-337-6667. (ADVx3 Hanson/Anderson family reunion sel The Hanson/Anderson fami reunion will be held at Eidsk( Lutheran Church on Saturday, Au 14, 2010. The Coffee Pot will be by 10 a.m. A catered lunch will served about 12 noon. The public is invited to come visa with the family. For furth information call Jerry and Judel Rothi on their cell at 503-307-2516. (ADVx21 Open house bridal shower f01 Hillman-Feist sel There will be an open house brk shower for Rebecca Hillman, bric to-be of Tyler Feist, on Saturday, At 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Abiding Faith Ft Lutheran Church. All family and friends are w, come to attend. (ADX g. )n )e Ld r le e- g. e ;1- Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad! Love, Your Kids and Grandkids Girl born to Dean and Julie Anderson Dean and Jutie Anderson, along with her big brother, Skyler, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter and little sister, Gabriella Jayne. "Gabriella was born on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, SD. She weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. OHS class of '45 reunion to be held The Ortonville High School class of 1945 will hold a class reunion at the Matador on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. during Cornfest weekend. Area news digest DAWSON- Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer Steve Kubista opened bids for projects in Dawson and Boyd, awarding the low bid to State Borders Construction. During the July 20 Lac qui Parle County Board of Commissioners meeting, Kubista opened three bids for project SAP 37-637- 002 which involves grading, surfacing, curb and gutter, and storm sewer in the City of Dawson and project 37-806-004 which involves mill and overlay in the City of Boyd. The engineer's estimate was $647,196.50 for the base bid. Another alternate estimate of $680,000 was provided as well. APPLETON- An Appleton native was recently selected Mrs. Oklahoma International. Heidi (Schmidt) Ducato won the Mrs. Oklahoma International pageant in June. As Mrs. Oklahoma, Ducato supports Go Red, an organization that empowers women to take charge of their heart health. Ducato, husband Tony and step-son Nicholas live in Jenks, OK. Ducato is the daughter of Rollie Schmidt and Nancy Schmidt of Appleton. CANBY-Canby High School cheerleaders are giving an extra "hurrah" in an effort to save the program from being cut. Parents of the cheerleaders voiced their opinions at the July 13 school board meeting, pleading to not cut the program and asking how the school can buy new computers and give raises while cutting programs and positions. This last spring, in addition to axing the cheerleading program, CHS cut the high school counselor, a special education teacher, and one elementary position. The school's superintendent was given a raise and performance pay bonus. The cheerleading program costs approximately $3,000 a year. The cheerleaders are willing to hold fundraisers in an effort to support the program and keep it alive. WHEATeN-At a recent meeting of the Traverse County Board of Commissioners, the Board voted to move forward with the lease of the Traverse Care Center to the Health Dimensions Group (HDG), a senior living and consulting company from Minneapolis. The Care Center will remain a viable place in the community to both live and work. In the coming months, the two parties will negotiate a Lease Agreement. Traverse County has retained the Lindquist and Vennum Law Firm, Minneapolis to assist them with lease negotiations. The current time line indicates an Oct.. 1,2010 target date for the transition. Ortonville News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Albert and Clara Lotthammer accompanied their daughter and son- in-law, Ardie and Lowell Elliot of Montevideo on June 30 to attend a Koeckerit reunion in Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada from July 1 through July 4. From there they journeyed to Kindersley, Saskatchewan to visit with Albert's nieces and nephews, their spouses, great nieces, nephews and families. A nephew, Robert and wife Donna hosted a dinner party for all to be together. They visited around for a couple days. On July 8, they journeyed on to Edmonton, Alberta. On the way they stopped at a niece's widowed, homebound widower, Roy Stewart and son, Eddie near Provost, Alberta for a brief visit. They then motored on to Edmonton to visit with more nieces, nephews and families for a couple of days. On July 9, they took a trip to the Flat Bush area about 100 miles north of Edmonton. They visited a distant cousin of Clara, Lois Koeckeritz, for the day. They then headed back to Edmonton for the night. On July 10, they started back toward the states stopping on the way to visit at a nephew, Reiny and wife, Betty Lotthammer in Medicine Hat, Alta. They left on the 12th for Havre, MT to stop for a visit with Lowell's cousin, Wally and Carol Elliot at their home at Chinook, MT. It was an enjoyable trip to visit so many relatives and become reacquainted with them again. They arrived home on July 14. An interesting event happened on their return to the U.S. at the port of entry. They were detained about 20 minutes at the border. Their van was opened in the back and all was fine. Then all of them were asked to step out. They were asked if the're was a fifth passenger, which there wasn't. Two of them always road in the back seat. They had a'cooler on bottom, DVD player on top of that and a pillow on top of that in the middle of the floor between the riders. Then one of the agents looked into the van. All was ok too. But then Clara was asked to come into the building. She had to verify that nothing illegal was being brought from Canada. This was no problem either. Then the Patrol agent asked to see her passport again which he double checked. After he looked at it, he made a phone call and said "I don't think this is her because this lady was born in 1920." Then the two consulted with each other and they could go on. One said this is their job that. they are hired to do by the US government. Of course, we know this is their business and are glad that they are trying to do their job. Apparently they are looking for someone who resembles Clara. They were very courteous to them. The weekend of the 17th through the 19th all of Valina Nichols family, children, grand children, great grand children and families, gathered at her daughter Darleen's farm in Artichoke. The occasion was for Valina's birthday. The event was held at this farm where Valina was born. A few friends arrived to wish "best wishes", a picnic supper was held on Saturday evening. Everyone had a good time. Type 2 Diabetes drug Avandia may have a 43% increased heart attack risk for users. If you suffered a heart attack after taking Avandia, talk with an experienced MN law firm helping patients & families. 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