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1648 *********':**'AUTO'*ALL FOR ADC 980 SMALLTOWNPAPERS 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE WA g813t2 97 Ortonville "Town with a heart" N "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" N Sections 14 pages Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Volume 92 Number 23 Oils i IIS TO,"I Y! T,"t, ', ,j00OL#:ERS STATE CHAMPS !i i ili!;i i i iii STATE CHAMPS! The Ortonville Trojan Golf team received a Welcome Home last Thursday night after cap- turing the Class 1A State Tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker. Pictured above from left to right The Ortonville Trojan Boys Golf strokes, canceled giving the Trojans the title. .... are Assistant Coach Joe Berning, Head Coach Roger Sandherg, Jade Hasslen, Bryn Stock, James Nitz, Nick Giese, Charlie Stattelman and Jesse Roscoe. Frazee was the individual champion Team brought home the first team title With severe thunderstorms greeting Jesse Roscoe tied for second with with 71. in OHS history last Thursday after fir- the golfers during play the second day, last years state champion junior Dillon  ' The highest finish for an Ortonville ing at team score of 311 to defeat and most golfers not being able to corn- Schultz of Springfield individually athletic team was in 2002 when they Southwest Christian of Chaska by 10 plete their round, the second day was with a 73. Sophomore Beau Hanson of were the runners-up in the Class 1A Boys State Basketball Tournament. This was the Trojans fifth state golf tournament appearance and the fourth under the guidance of Head Coach Roger Sandberg. Sandberg is in his 35th year as golf coach for OHS. Inside this edition, you will find more information on this year's tour- nament and also a special section salut- ing this year's state golf champions. C, 00unty project bids oPened City Clerk Office to Big Stone City Anni move this Friday Committee to meet 00ersa00y at B o a r d M e et i n g I a s t u e s. Omrtonv;l;aCfltkrOmffoirCy . Big Stone City's 125th the vintage clothing contest and the for this area, were present to update the board on various projects and events that will be taking place this summer. Sousa stated that the 4-H members are preparing for the Big Stone County Fair, Aug. 4-8. She also stated that they will holding and Underwater Ro- botics training on July 19. They will be having Summer Day Camps and much more. McNeil and Sousa both stated that they are hoping to have many more events for the 4-H youth and encourage anyone that is interested in 4-H to get involved. The next County Board Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Courthouse. Bids were opened for various proj- ects that will be going on in the County at the County Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 15. County Engineer Nick Anderson opened the bids for a box culvert re- placement that will take place three miles north of Correll. The three bids received for the project were: -Commerford Gravel Inc. of Dan- vers for $148,124.45. -Landwehr Construction, Inc. of St. Cloud for $147,483.89. -States Border Turf of Graceville for $129.057.45. Awarding the bids will take place at the next Board meeting. Bids were also opened for three projects that include paving from Beardsley to Trunk Highway 7; Mill Overlay for County Road 78 and re- construction of Dixon Street in Or- tonville. Three bids were received for these projects. They include: -Bituminous Paving of Ortonville for $1,301,803.25. -Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexan- dria for $1,213,480.77. -Mark Sand and Gravel of Fergus Falls for $1,476,830.25. Bids will be awarded at the next County Board Meeting. In other business, Suzanne Sousa, Big Stone County 4-H Coordinator and. Brian McNeil 4-H Extension Educator to celebrate 125th Trinity Lutheran church Walter Township iiii!!iiii iiii iiiiiiiiiii iii!ilililil i. THE CONGREGATION of Trinity Lutheran Church Walter Township invites the community to join in the celebration of their church's 125th anniversary. They are planning the major part of Anniversary Committee will be hav- parade entry judging. the move this Friday, June 25, which means the Clerk's office will be closed on that day. Music this Friday at Central Park This Friday, June 25, Central Park Restoration is featuring the Melody Kings Jam Session at 7 p.m. in Central Park with local singers Kaylee, Adam and Kara Helgeson. Come and enjoy the sounds of music and laughter. Homemade pies, along with Schwan's ice cream will be available for a free will offering. ing its next meeting on Tuesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center and everyone is welcome to attend. The 125th Anniversary of the incorporation of Big Stone City, SD will be clebrated July 9-11. They still need teams for the Chili Cook-Off. Any youth wanting to paint a barrel for the contest may pick a barrel up at the Shop in Big Stone City during business hours. They can still use volunteers to work the souvenir shop. Call Fay Athey at 605-862-8529. Volunteers are also needed for the Information booth. If you can help call Pat Kaiser at 605-862-8346. Don't forget about Anyone interested in having a unit in the parade may still contact Bill Wiik or Rick Barhardt. The parade will take place on Sunday, July 11. Vendors for craft/food booths should contact Phyllis Lieb or Pat Kaiser. Raffle tickets are-available at the Souvenir Shop for a limited edition rifle and general raffle tickets. Cookbooks and history/memory books are available at most business- es in both Big Stone City and Ortonville. Many events are planned through- out the weekend so make your plans to attend Big Stone City's 125th Anniversary, July 9-11. FLAMINGO'S HAVE BEEN MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH BIG STONE CITY, SD over the past several weeks as the community prepares for the 125th Anniversary of incorporating the cities of Big Stone City, Inkpa City and Geneva, July 9-11. Residents who did not purchase insurance to have the flamingo's on their land must pay $20 to have them removed, but they will also be able to send them to the yard of their choice. Huebner recovering at Regions after train accident Carlos Huebner, 29, of Big Stone City, SD is recovering at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from severe injuries sustained after being struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train on Sunday, June 13. He is cur- rently listed in critical condition. The accident occurred just west of the Highway 12 underpass in Ortonville. According to BNSF Public Affairs Director Amy McBeth, at about 3:30 a.m. June 13 a west- bound train hauling various freight, traveling from Willmar to Aberdeen, stopped after being flagged down by a companion of Huebner. The train crew and companion assisted Huebner at the scene. Prior to the westbound train, there was an eastbound train hauling ethanol, traveling from Aberdeen to Wilhnar. At this point, said McBeth, the investigation is ongoing and it is unclear how Huebner was injured. According to Carlos Huebner's Journal on the web- site, Huebner has undergone surgeries and is expected to have back surgery sometime next week if he is in stable condition. His family is grateful for all the thoughtful acts of kindness and endless prayers. They ask that the prayers continue for strength and (Continued on Page Three) Members of Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS, rural Bellingham, will be celebrating the church's 125th Anniversary this Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27. The congre- gation invites the public to take part in their worship and festivities to be held both days.. Trinity Lutheran is located four miles west of Bellingham on County Hwy 30 and one-mile South on County Hwy 3. The theme for the anniversary is taken from Psalm 100:4 "Enter His gates with thanks- giving." Trinity Lutheran was organized on May 25, 1885, in the home of Fred Rosenwald, under the leadership of Pastor Pfotenhauer, and it consisted of 13 members. A church 18 x 28 x 10 with a 20-foot steeple was built that summer, and dedication services were held on July 26. In 1890, a par- sonage was constructed and Pastor Julius Frick was the first pastor to reside in that house. In 1897, a new Church was built, and the former church was used as a parochial school. Many of the children, who attended the school, completed their entire education there. Over the years, there have been updates and changes to the property and buildings: A new House of Worship in 1941; new parsonage in 1948; and new education unit 1964. (Continued on page 3)