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In v! area MEMORY'S From 'the files o! lhe Ortonville Independent come from all over the country and one from North Dakota. ODESSA'S BASKETBALL TEAM, called the Monarchs, is pictured here in the year 1964 Left to right, you see, front row, James Pansch, Kenneth Swenson, Neil Gutzman, Marlowe Klepel, Kerry Novak, Rodney Fossen; back row, Jerry Zahn, Daryl Mathews, David Brown, Jack Hoffman, Coach Tony Ludwig, William Wiese, Chester Carl, James Brown and Dennis Jensen. FOR THE WEEK OF June 9, 2009 10 YEARS AGO June 8, 1999 Strong winds and heavy rain both Friday and Saturday evening caused a considerable amount of damage around the Ortonville area, with several downed trees, power lines and even an entire barn. Noah Zehringer, son of Nancy Zehringer and David Zehringer of Ortonville, is well on his way to earning the highest honor a Boy Scout can receive-the Eagle Scout award. Sunday morning shortly after 9 a.m. the Ortonville Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Cenex Convenience Store in Ortonville. Police reports indicated the pickup, a 1980 Chevrolet owned by Kurt Eastman of Ortonville, was seen pulling away from the store as Eastman returned from inside the store. 25 YEARS AGO June 6, 1984 A region~il ranking committee was in Ortonville last week to view the site for Ortonville's proposed marina at the foot of Big Stone Lake. The City of Ortonville has applied for $250,000 to build the marina which would accommodate approximately 200 boats. City offi- cials were on hand at the foot of the lake last week to briefly explain the project to the ranking committee. When classes were dismissed for the summer at Big Stone City School last week, it marked the end of 38-year teaching career for Mrs. Helen Baker. Mrs. Baker taught elementary students in South Dakota and Minnesota during those years, with the exception of 1960 when she taught junior high classes at Big Stone. She began teaching in a one-room school near Summit, with 32 students in all eight grades. Grand opening begins this Thursday, June 7, for three big days at Larry's Refrigeration and Heating's new place of business in Madison. Births recorded at the Ortonville Hospital were a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rakow of Bellingham, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Berger of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loraff of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wipf of Big Stone City, SD. 50 YEARS AGO June 9, 1959 Work was started this week by Northwestern Bell Telephone plac- ing underground cable from By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Val and Paula Rausch and Molly and Brenna attended Peter Rausch and Sabrina Strege's wedding on Saturday, May 30 at St. John's Catholic Church. They also attended Kendra Loeschke and Adam Rademacher's wedding in Rosen at St. Joseph's on Saturday, May 30. Paula Rausch and her two Irish Setters Hogan and Jet went to Fargo for a AKC dog show on Friday, May 29; Saturday, May 30; and Sunday, May 31. Hogan got Best of Breed all three days. Pam and Peter Steinke attended Eric Carlson's graduation open house on Sunday afternoon, May 31. Pam, Peter, and Noah Steinke attended Nathan Scherer's graduation open house on Sunday afternoon, May 31. Gary and Barbara McDaniel of Victoria were Friday and Saturday visitors of Loraine Nolting. Sunday afternoon, May 31 Trudy Taylor of Big Stone called on Vernon and Gert Goldsmith. Sunday afternoon and evening Pat Delgehausen of Big Stone and Janice, Ryan, and Brian Krause of Milbank were there at Vernon and Gert's for dinner ira the evening. Lori Jutting of Twin Brooks was a Saturday afternoon, May 30 caller of Vernon and Gert Goldsmith. Luverne and Elaine Hofhenke went to a graduation reception for Leah Knebel in Watertown on Sunday, May 31. Tim'and Nikki Rabe have a new May slipped away from us! We have been very busy planting our flowers and hoping that the frost would not destroy them after all the work that we put into the planting. With some our garden locations being shady and some being sunny, we have a variety of flowers for the preference of sunlight. If any one has any perennials that they want to thin out, we would love to have them for our garden. It is fun to watch them grow and blossom. It has been a fun filled month. Bowling has come to an end and we had our bowling banquet on Monday the 4th. The awards were presented including awards for most improved, most strikes, and the dreaded one, the most gutter balls ! Mel Reinke has been teaching us how to draw cartoons; it has been fun to watch and to draw. On the 12th we had the ladies tea with the Activity department performing a skit. The dietary department served a delicious dessert. Another' annual event we anticipate each year and enjoyed in May is the O.A.H.S. Auxiliary annual pie social and the opportunity to taste the wonderful pies that are served. The Mary Circle Methodist Church served goodies on the 21st and the Jr. high choir came from the school to sing for US. Charlene Buescher from SW State University came on the 27th. We did watercolor painting. What a great teacher she is and we did some beautiful flowers with just a paint brush. The red hat ladies came on the 28th and served donuts and entertained us with a skit. Thank you so much for the fun afternoon. A poem from the past I like to ride in a load of hay Jump in a puddle on a rainy day Swing and sway on a garden gate When there's company to stay up late I like high up in a tree to climb Eatin' sugar cookies, six, seven at a time But there's some things that I like are best not to do. I can't do them all that I like "Can You?" Our thought for the month is from Ruth Hoernamann We may give with out loving But we can't love with out giving Until we meet again. Ortonville to Fargo. This work is part of a big project which will storm-proof long distance service. Three Milbank fishermen, Elmer Johnson, Leo Erdmann and Burr Clark, had a narrow escape from drowning in Big Stone lake last week when their boat capsized. The men were dressed in heavy clothing and the boat was equipped with life jackets. There were several boats close by which came to their rescue. The fishermen were picked up, wet, cold and badly scared. Eleven motorists who have been in distress in the past couple weeks have high praise for Ortonville's newly formed car club known as the Crusaders. Each member car- des cards indicating he is a member of the Crusaders and when he helps some motorist, he gives them a card and they in turn are to return it to the Police Department. Cards have 70 YEARS AGO June 8, 1939 Coincidence of events may have to make city officials and residents of Ortonville make a choice of whether or not they want the $163,000 park project to get under- way as soon as possible or put it aside for the time being in favor of a road and bridge across the dyke. The lake project, once started, would use practically all the labor in the county, therefore only one project could be underway at one time. Named as first prize winner this week of a safety slogan contest sponsored by Fields and Hall over the-National Broadcasting system was Verlyn Struck, 12-year-old son, of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Struck of this city. "Be the kind of driver that you like to meet!" was the prize win- ning slogan for which Verlyn received a gold plated harmonica with his name engraved upon it. Births recorded at the Ortonville Hospital were a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Busjahn of Milbank and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schnaser of Big Stone City, SD. f This column sponsored in part by Rock Solid Since 1876 "I Ortonville, MN 320-839-6131 + P. Adelman to attend Concordia grandson Brady Thomas Rademacher. He was born to Kelly and Reggie Rademacher on May 27. Brady weighed seven pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Donna Rabe of Big Stone is the great-grandmother. Jason and Kristin Wurtz and family of Sioux Falls and Keith and Matthew Athey of Milbank were Memorial Paul William Adelman of Bellingham has been accepted and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He will begin studies in fall 2009. Adelman is a graduate of Ortonville High School and will study Sport and Recreation Management and Coaching at the university. He is the son of Alan and Margaret weekend visitors at the home of Elmer Adelman. and Charlotte Athey. I" Marion Jost of Custer, SD is [ visiting her friends, family, and Big Stone classmates for several days. She is / Senior c;*;z-,n- ,~ , staying at her parents John and Jerri Van Hout's. About 200 people turned out for the Bishop's Tournament on Monday, June 1 at Lakeside Park in Big Stone with a catered dinner by Trevetts. Local students on Alex tech Dean's list Nicole Holker and Lucas Kafka both of Ortonville were named to the Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher spring semester 2009 at Alexandria Technical College. Holker graduated from the paralegal program and Kafka graduated from the communication art and design program. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Sec. Gen Strube Big Stone Senior Citizens met on June 2, 2009 with 21 members present. The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag, birthday song and table prayer followed by a delicious pot luck meal. Cliff opened the business meeting with the secretarys reports which was approved as read. Several thank you's were read for donations given. Treasurer's report given. Motion made to accept report as read. Old business: None. N6w business: We will have chicken at our July meeting. Phyllis and Clara had stories. No further business, a motion was made for adjournment. The rest of the afternoon was spent in fellowship, cards and bingo. Come join us, all are welcome. Next meeting is July 7 at the Senior Center. Country SchOOlall.schooiDist. 31 to reunionh ld Ill Water SoftenersandSaltDeliverYto Your Home or Officer Alumni of Country School District WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS 31 will be holding an all-school reunion June 13 at the Pizza Ranch in Ortonville from 11-2 p.m. All former students who attended school fit Dist. 31 School are encour- aged to attend and asked to bring memorabilia from their school days. For more information contact Serving the Big Stone Lake Area! Rodger Brandt of Clinton. : :::6,5.4 7.5 2a Uon. 8am- 5pm Tues. 7am- 12 noon Wed & ur. 8am - 6pm Fri. 8am - 12 noon By Adelaide Kirehberg Kristi Volkenant of Bowling Green, OH spent several weeks at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke attended a bridal shov;'er at the Jim Anderson home in Milan in honor of Marc and Megan Wilde on Saturday evening May 30. Fr. Ambrose Karels of Prairie Village, KS spent Sunday evening May 31, until Wednesday, June 3 at the home of his sister Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg. Additional visitors during the week were Mr. and Mrs. Morrie Hoffman of St. Paul, Theresa Swanson and son Joey of Minnetonka, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg, Mrs. Dave Mork, Warren Kirchberg, Jon and Nicole, Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Mrs. Roger Sis. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd spent Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1 visiting at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. Glen Peterson in Brainerd. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg and Mrs. Joann Krakow were Friday afternoon Helgeson, Barr Graduate Concordia Kristin Barr and Sally Helgeson, both of Ortonville, were among 510 students who took part in graduation exercises Sunday, May 3, at Concordia College, Moorhead. Barr is the daughter of Steve and Phyllis Barr and Helgeson is the daughter of Larry and Sandra Helgeson. Both graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts. Kristin's major was Accounting and her minor was Spanish. Sally's major was Business Management. May 29, visitors at the Mrs. Vei'onica Adelman home in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rademacher and family of Raytown, MO spent Friday, May 29 until Monday, June 1 visiting relatives and attended the wedding of their nephew Adam Rademacher and Kendra Loeschke at St. Joseph's Church on Saturday aftemoon, May 30 and reception and dance at the Big Stone Legion. Kelli Sis of Fargo spent May 29 weekentt at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis and Alex. Mrs. Gene Pillatzki entertained several ladies at a whist Card party on Wednesday afternoon, June 3. Many relatives and friends attended the wedding of Adam Rademacher and Kendra Loeschke at St. Joseph's church on Saturday afternoon, May 30 and reception at the B.ig Stone Legion. Mr. and Mrs. Rob Radermacher attended the Piano Recital of students taught by Mrs. Phylliss Hanson at the First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Deric Radermacher is a piano student of Mrs. Phylliss Hanson. Maas awarded CC scholarship Seth A. Maas of Ortonville is the recipient of an Excellence Scholarship from Concordia College, Moorhead. Maas, a May 2009 graduate of OHS, is the son of Paul and Barb Maas, Ortonville. S hetHigh school activities in which has participated include: Football-All Academic and All Conference, Baseball, Knowledge Bowl, Business Professionals of America-National Qualifier, Drama, Honor Roll, and Prudential Spirit of Community Award. THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ~. Let me EARN your business! 00 Charles J. Fischer AGENT 229 East 2nd Avenue Milbank, SD 57252 Office: 605-432-9507 Fax: 605-432-9508 Email: Mobile: 605-949-0586 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5:3Opm Evenings and weekends by appointmen t L cated just south of Bill's Su per Valu! Auto Life Business Umbrella Home/Renters Farm & Ranch Motorcycles & Rec. Vehicles Health~Medicare Supplement Tuesday, June 9,2009 ; INDEPENDENT Page 5 "1