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IN 'SC efitin, nari an TAKING FIRST PLACE at the Bishop's Charity Fishing Tournament on Monday, June 1 was the team shown above with Bishop Paul Swain of Sioux Falls, SD. Pictured from left to right are Tom Stoick, Bishop Swain, Don Haukos and Stacy Homan. They caught fish totaling 16.4 lbs. Second Place winners were Paul, Nate, and Pete Treinen and Joe Wente with a total weight of 14.8 Ibs, and the third place winners were Vince, Gabe, and Raphael Meyer and Craig Wellberg with a total weight of 12.6 Ibs. Largest Walleye caught by an adult was by Stacy Homan and weighed 10.6 15s. Largest other fish was caught by Deacon Daniel Smith who caught a 5.8 lb. northern. They had 30 boats that participated and over 200 in attendance at the banquet. The money raised is for seminarian education in the Sioux Falls Diocese. Robert "Duck" Hills Funeral services for Robert "Duck" Hills were held on Monday, June 8, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Beardsley. Father David Breu officiated. Pallbearers for the service were Dusty Hills, David Hills, Greg Sykora, Francis Sykora, Donny Sykora, and Keith "Skeeter" Elrite. Burial was at the Beardsley Community Cemetery. Robert Lewis Hills was born on May 26, 1929, to Ore and Hazel (Doschadis) Hills in Beardsley. He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith in Beardsley. Duck attended Barry Country School until the eighth grade. Duck enlisted into the United States Army and was serving during the Korean Conflict although he never served in the war. On Feb. 11, 1961,Duck was united granddaughters: Melissa (Eric) in marriage to Jeanette Reed at St. Christianson of Fergus Falls, and Ann Anthony's Catholic Church in Browns Herberg of Beardsley; siblings: Valley. To this union, they were Bonnie (Jerry) Hendricks of blessed with two children: Kerri and Alexandria, Larry Hills of Beardsley, Rob "Boo". In his early years, Duck Carol (Dean) Palmer of Barnesville, was employed by Duininck Road Linda Sibson of Moorhead, Pat (John) Construction and Kaus Trucking. He Stoick of Hutchinson, Ken (Bitsy) was later employed by the city of Hills of Kingman, AZ, Ginny (Jim) Beardsley working as both the city Hennessy of Graceville, Katy (Dale) maintenance man and also the city Sykora of Beardsley, Joyce Bogenreif cop. of Morris, Mary (Willie) Ewert of Duck was quite the story teller; he Fairbault, Arlene (Willie) Duetsch of enjoyed playing cards with his Eden, SD, Audrey (Elwood) Opitz of granddaughters, and he also collected Luverne; many nieces, nephews, and John Deere tractors. He was an avid extended family and friends. Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Duck was preceded in death by his Vikings fan and he was a member of parents; two brothers; one sister; and the Beardsley American Legion. two brothers-in-law. Robert died on Wednesday, June Larson Funeral Home in Browns 3, 2009, at MeritCare in Fargo, ND, Valley was in charge of arrangements. having lived to reach the age of 80 To send condolences to the family on- years, line, visit our website at Duck is survived by his son Rob "Boo" Hills of Beardsley; daughter Kerri (Tom) Herberg of Beardsley, -- ALL WORK GUARANTEED ~ ( CheCk out our web site at ) Summer reading program starts at public library Help your library win $500 this summer, and help children and fami- lies "Get Creative at Saving for College", too! The" Minnesota Department of Education State Library Services and the Minnesota College Savings Plan are pleased to announce the first annual summer reading program sweepstakes-"Get Creative at Saving for College!" This is an exciting partner program to the 2009 Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative at Your Library". It offers parents participating in the Summer Reading Program a chance to win $1,000 towards a child's future col- lege education, and gives Minnesota libraries a chance to win $500 toward future summer reading programs. All materials to enter the contest are available at the Ortonville Public Library and Graceville Public Library. Parents need to complete the postage- paid entry card and return it to the library. We will even mail it for you! There is a limit of one card per child, Please! Cards need to be postmarked by Aug. 21, 2009. Contest winners will be announced by Sept. 5, 2009. 15 winners will be selected. This contest is open to residents of Minnesota only. For more informa- tion or questions, please contact the library at 320-839-2494 or 320-748- 7332. i, "' iJThe Edlt - I Join us for the 12th Annual BIG STONE LAKE AREA CHAMBER 3-PERSON SCRAMBLE HANDICAP FORMAT Team handicap will be determined by total of individual member handicaps Registration begins at 4:30 PM Shotgun starts at 5:45 PM GREAT TEAM PAYOUTS 1st place - $480 2nd place - $360 3rd place - $240 4th place - $120 5th place - $100 5096 CASH PA YBACK (not to exceed $t,500) Cash payouts based on 60 participants. ENTRY FEE: SSO per person includes 1 Free Drink Ticket and Build-A-Burger Bar RAFFLE TICKETS 3 for SS.O0 -- Beer Cart Available - Advance registration preferred by calling (320) 839-3284, 800-568-5722 or fax 839-2621! All proceeds go to the Big Stone Lake A rea Chamber of Commerce Kevin Raaf I/Complete Collision Repair Glass Replacement and Chip Repair e Frame and Suspension Repair North Minnesota St, & Eastvold Ave. Ortonville, MN ,Work (320) 839-3066 Home 605-676-2457 Cell 605-880-4252 iiiii!i!iiiiiiiii~iiiiiii~i:i iii!tolthebank. ili 21 Minnwest Bank Southeast Second Street, P.O. Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2568 Box 128 Member FDIC Tuesday, June 9, 2009 ~INDEPENDENT Page 9 ' ! ,