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Good old days in the Ortonville area RUBBING ELBOWS WITH CELEBRITY, famous musician and band leader Lawrence Welk, right, is Independent Publisher Jim Kaercher. The two met at a golfing event at a course in Florida. The two, with Ardell LaCombe's brother Paul Agre of the metro area, also met sever- al years later at a course in Palm Springs, California. You need to be quite an old-timer to recall when Welk's early-day band once played at Ortonville's Sioux Historic Pavilion, then called Braun's Park. FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 3, 2010 10 YEARS AGO Aug. 1, 2000 Dr. Allan Ross is excited to be able to practice medicine in his hometown of Ortonville. A1 and his wife Lisa (nee Dorry) moved here in July. They have an 18- month-old daughter Alisha. A1 joins the staff at Ortonville's : Northside Medical Center, special- izing in family practice. Chosen to represent Big Stone County MCCL in the Ortonville Cornfest Parade as "'Adorable Baby 2000" is Bryce Hoffman, son of Steve and Donnette Hoffman An estimated 200 horsemen will converge to celebrate the 40th year of the annual trail ride this week- end, Aug. 5 and 6. Outstanding Conservationalist for 2000 in Lac qui Parle County is Ryan Ulstad of rural Bellingham. 25 YEARS AGO July 31, 1985 Steve and Sue Roggenbuck cel- ebrate the first anniversary of their grand opening at Ortonville's Ben Franklin store. Aug. 11. First Assembly of God Church of Ortonville. will have a groundbreaking service at the site of the new church building, to be built on Burdick Ave., directly across from Monarch Heights. The 22nd annual search for Minnesota Teacher of the year has been narrowed to 25 Teachers of Excellence• Among them is Diane K. Goddard, who teaches music to grades kindergarten through six at James Knoll Elementary in Ortonville and the Odessa Elementary School. More than 200 riders took part in the Tri-State Horseman's Association's 25th annual Ortonville trail ride last weekend. 50 YEARS AGO Aug. 4, 1960 Jack Hynnek set a world record last Friday when he made a 40-mile swim on Big Stone lake and was forced to quit after having chest and throat cramps. He set out to swim the length of Big Stone lake both ways and had started at Browns Valley. Don Egert was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Dr. A. P. Antroinen on the Ortonville City Council.. The corn pack is scheduled to begin about Aug. 10. The largest acreage in history has been planted, over 3200 acres. A boy was born at the Ortonville Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hegge of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO, Aug. 1, 1940 About" 80 members of Ortonville's Company "L" of the National Guards will leave early i DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files o! the Ortonville IndeCent Sunday on the train for three weeks of intensive field training at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Fire did slight damage to the Clem Benwald lumber yard on First Street back of Grosenick's store, Tuesday night around 8 p.m. It is thought that the fire was acci- dentally started by children playing nearby. Stretching skyward 106 feet is the new 50,000 bushel capacity ele- vator at Odessa, one of the largest within a radius of 150 miles, will receive its first grain tomorrow. It is the property of the Odessa Farmers Elevator Company. Big Stone County Fair is to open at Clinton on Aug. 9. Old- fashioned harness races are added to the program this year. Two weeks until Green Acres withdrawal deadline Minnesota farmers need to notify their county assessor before Aug. 16 if they want to withdraw non-agricul- tural, class 2b rural vacant land from Green Acres without facing a payback of property • taxes deferred under the program. Class 2b land will no longer qualify for Green Acres for taxes payable in 2014 and beyond. Landowners have several options for class 2b land once it is removed or withdrawn from Green Acres. The Green Acres law normally re- quires a payback of deferred tax when land is sold or withdrawn from the pro- gram. The payback is equal to the amount of deferred tax for the most re- cent three-year period. But the pay- back requirement will not apply to class 2b land that is withdrawn before Aug. 16. Withdrawing class 2b land from Green Acres this year may affect prop- erty taxes payable in 2011 and is only one of the options for landowners to consider. They may also choose to leave class 2b land in Green Acres for now while they explore and pursue other options. "Please think carefully about what is best for your overall situation." said Revenue Commissioner Ward Einess. "The decision you make now can affect property taxes and how you use your land in the future." The main options for landowners with-2b lands currently enrolled in Green Acres include: • Withdraw class 2b land from Green Acres before Aug. 16, 2010. The usual three-year payback of de- ferred property tax will be waived for any class 2b land that is withdrawn be- foreAug. 16. This avoids the payback. but withdrawn acres will be valued at market value for taxes payable in 2011 and beyond. • Leave class 2b land in Green Acres for now, but transition it to another pro- gram by May 1.2013. Class 2b land that is transitioned to the new Rural Preserve program by May 1.2013, will not be subject to the three-year pay- back requirement. Rural Preserve will offer tax deferral benefits similar to Green Acres for qualifying rural wood- lands but will also require a preserva- tion plan and covenant that prevents changing the use of land while en- rolled. • A payback may apply on land moved to other programs such as the Sustainable Forest Incentive Act (SFIA), which provides an annual pay- ment for enrolled woodland, or the class 2c Managed Forest classification. which provides some landowners with a reduced class rate. Leave clfiss 2b land in Green Acres until the 2013 as- sessment. Any class 2b land that re- mains in Green Acres will be automatically withdrawn in 2013. The land will be subject to a three-year pay- back and will be assessed at full market value for taxes payable in 2014 and be- yond. Taxpayers with questions about their property or program eligibility should contact their county assessor's office. For general information on the property tax system or Green Acres, Rural Preserve and other programs, visit the Department of Revenue web- site at and click "Property Tax" in the top-left naviga- tion menu. Wheaton All Class Reunion Aug. 28... The 2010 Wheaton All-Class Re- umon parade will begin at 2 p.m. on "Saturday afternoon. Aug. 28, at the Wheaton Area High School parking lot and will proceed through downtown and end at the Traverse County Fair- grounds. Parade entries are being sought and encouraged for all classes, businesses. individuals and anyone from Wheaton and area towns interested. Committee member Carisia Elling- son is taking entries from now until the parade begins at the school. Please contact her at 320-5630340 or you can email your information to carisia.ellingson @co .traverse The Wheaton Community*Library community room will be available to anyone who wishes to display school memorabilia or uniforms, or their var- From '41 to '45 ious personal collections. Please call Gary Timm at 320-563-8869 for infor- mation and to reserve space• Honored classes at this reunion are the graduates from 1941 through 1945. Members of these classes are asked to call Carol Thomsen at 320-563-8328 • so they can be recognized during the program which begins at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is reminded to make reservations for the brunch which will be served at 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Wheaton Area High School commons area. Please mail your reservations to Sara Rinke at 1307 Cottonwood Lane. Wheaton. MN 56296. Reservations for all begins at 9 a.m. at the high school• The alumni band and choir will be having rehearsals at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the high school. The committee would also like to remind people with motel reservations at the Wheaton Inn to call and recon- firm them. This is very important. Tee shirts are available for sale at the city hall. the museum, and at the high school. More information for the reunion will be available on facebook at the fol- lowing websites: Everyone is encouraged to be in touch with classmates, family and friends for reunion information. Please watch the Wheaton Gazette and other area newspapers for future information and ads on various events as the reunion will coincide with the annual Traverse County Fair. PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE PARENTS it all starts with Newspapers ,/ Bierschbach Dental Windwater Suites • 1203 E. 4th Ave.. Suite 103 Milbank. SD 57252 E-maih NEW WEBSITE!- 605-432-5032 Mon. 8am - 5 pm • Tues. 7am - 12 noon Wed. & Thur. 8am - 6pm • Fri. 8am - 12 noon III I I SD Canada Goose hunt opens Aug. 14 South Dakota residents can get an -early jump on fall waterfowl hunting when the August Canada Goose Management Take Season opens Aug. 14. Hunters may go online at the GFP website to enter their names and contact information as part of the Volunteer Hunter Program. 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All other restrictibns are the same as those of the regular goose-hunting seasons. • Bellingham Jaycees 1980-1984 (President 1982) • Perry Town Board 1981-1989 (Treasurer 1981-1989) • Bellingham School Board 1984-1996 (Secretary 1991-1994) • St. Joseph Parish Council 2007-Present (President 2009-present) • Bellingham Elevator Board Member 2009 to present • Lifelong resident of Lac qui Parle County Your vote will be appreciated at the primary election Tuesday, August lOth. Prepared and paid for by the candidate on his own behalf. Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kelzer. Marilyn Ketchum of Ortonville were Sunday afternoon. July 25 visitors at the Edward Karels home. Mr, and Mrs. Jerry Adelman attended the state baseball tournament in Marshall on Sunday, July 25. 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Mandley Davis and sons of Sioux Falls accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schuelke to Lake. Minnewaska July 23 weekend for an enjoyable weekend of fishing. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels spent Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24 helping their son Paul and family from Fargo to Savage. Monday afternoon July 26 guests at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home were Dorothy Gmiterko, Mrs. Selma Felton, Mrs. Mary Lou Croatt. Agnes Hoffman. Joann Krakow and Marlys Pillatzke to help Dorothy Gmiterko observe her birthday and enjoyed playing whist. Jerry Karels and son Kaleb were Sunday, July 25 visitors at the Dave Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher helped Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher move from Aurora. SD to Selby, SD July 24 weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Morrie Hoffman of Maplewood spent a week at the Hoffman farm. Andy Karels of Savage moved to the home of his parents the late Ralph and Almira Karels during the July 17 weekend, welcome him to our small town, Myron Rademacher of San Diego passed away at his home on Sunday, July 25, 2010. His burial will be at Bellingham Cemetery at a later date. Mrs. Joan Strei and Jeanette Abramowski and sons Tony and Joe attended the Willigalli reunion at the John Willigalti home in Madison. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg visited Erma Pool at her home in Madison on Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Mrs. Dave Mork was a Tuesday evening July 27 visitor at the home of Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg. Mrs. Paul Volkenant, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Volkenant and family were Sunday, July 25 visitors at the home of Eugene Bergstrom's in Marshall. Ginger and Julie Drobny attended the celebration for Sue Christensen at the Big Stone Legion on Saturday• Sue is Julie's Godmother arid is the newly elected South Dakota Auxiliary President. Call to see how we can save you money on your: Lake Cabins, Boats, Jet Skis, Motorcycles More LAURIE ATHEY AND GENE HAUSAUER will show you how you can save. Call Gene or Laurie Today! Serving the Big Stone Lake Area For All Your Insurance Needs! AUTO • HOME • HEALTH • LIFE • COMMERCIAL • AGRICULTURE Gary L. 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