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Good old days in the Ortonville area BIG STONE CITY'S MAIN STREET. This view of the south side of main street is from the late 1950s. You see Gold Bros. Bank building (at far left), which also housed Sorensen Creameries and later Big Stone Cheese Factory (now Saputo) for a time. The building is now gone and is the location of LinCare. The other build- ings are also gone and have been replaced by a new fire hall and Hedge & Herberg Trucking in the same block. You may see some similar cars like these at the Big Stone City Car Show to be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, in conjunction with the town's 125th Anniversary celebration. FOR THE WEEK OF June 22, 2010 10 YEARS AGO June 20, 2000 Pastor Wilfred C. Hansen of Ortonville will be recognized at a special service June 25 for his 45 years in ordained ministry. Larry Roggenbuck and Les Iverson had a unique idea for the 21st century. They are preparing a time capsule, to be filled with pic- tures, stories and histories of Big Stone City businesses. It's part of Inkpa Days 2000. In the year 2025, the contents of the time capsule will be analyzed at a public forum. Ninety-four teams took to the lake last weekend for the 20th annual Big Stone Walleye Classic, with first place winners Harvey Schaefer and Tom Ako of Milbank, SD reeling in the top total of 36.54 pounds of walleye over the two-day tourney. Nearly 1,000 turned out for the 25th Anniversary and Prairie Day celebration held at the Big Stone Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Odessa. 25 YEARS AGO June 19, 1985 A new employee at The Independent effective this week is Peter Hedstrom, 24, of Minnetonka who assumes the posi- tion of ad salesman. Peter replaces Jim Olson, long time ad salesman and cameraman. Lester Hanson of Graceville was honored on his retirement from the Board of Directors at Farmers Union Oil Co. of Ortonville and Graceville. Lester had served on the Board for a total of nine years. Photographer Don Sherman, owner of Sherman Studio in Ortonville, recently received three Goal Seal awards from the Minnesota Professional Photographers' Association for photographs entered and exhibited in the wedding and portrait divi- sions of state juried competition. Stock retirement checks totalling $20,450 were awarded to three patrons of Farmers Union Oil Company at its annual stockholders meeting. Checks were presented to Ernest Gerjets, Ortonville, John Folkens, Clinton and Glen Krier, Odessa. MEMORY'S From the fileS o! the OrtonviJle IP, depe1dent 50 YEARS AGO June 23, 1960 Ground breaking ceremonies for the new Catholic church in Ortonville took place last Thursday morning. Work begins Saturday on Holiday Island when an l l-ton caterpillar will be floated in to start the clearing of the trees and brush. Saelly and O'Neill are in charge of the sale of the lots. L. A. Kaercher and S. R. Barr of Ortonville have filed for the office of state representative. James Phalen, Melvin Steen and Gerhardt Schwandt have filed for commis- sioner offices in Big Stone County. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Manley of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Strei of Big Stone City, SD, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Brehmer of Bellingham, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schultz of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mr. Wally Sayles of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO June 20, 1940 Rebuilding of Hwy. 75 between Graceville and Ortonville is being planned by the Minnesota Highway Department, but work may not be completed until 1941. "Spinning," a motion picture taken by R.F. Rockhoff in Ortonville last summer, was award- ed second prize in the June amateur movie contest at Pasadena, CA. Rev. C. E. Wittrup, formerly of Clinton and Ortonville, officiated at the wedding of Miss Irma R. Coppens, daughter of Nina Coppens of Grand Forks, ND, and Harold C. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Williams of Clinton at the Methodist Church in Fossten. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kirt Smit of Twin Brooks, SD. Ed Hanes was appointed man- ager of the Municipal Liquor Store last week by the liquor committee of the city council. He succeeds Otto Meyers, who purchased Hilltop Service Station last week. f aTHIS COLUMN SPONSORED IN PART BY... r00ean "s 'D.u= ,,:,ARMSTRONG ...... ----- . nB. LAIR ........... '"  o t " ttng ,,.... Dean Kovartk, owner I 00oohngti.c. I 14291 SD Hwy. 109 Phone 605-862-8528 Big Stone City, SD 57216 Ceil 605-467-0301 . Big Stone City News By Gaff Maxwell 839-2207 The week of June 7 Wade and Cindy Van Dover, Father Doug Binsfield, Betty Binsfield, and Kenny and Elaine Van Dover went to Lacsuel, Canada. Ten minutes into the trip the Loch Ness monster grabbed Wade's motor and bit off the lower unit. Everyone else thought it was a large rock, but Wade knew better. "Nessie" is still alive in Canada! Attending the Kvidera reunion at Rapid City at the home of Rita and Norris Sabe were Jerri Van Hout, her son Chuck, and her sister Phyllis Schluter. They saw the lighting of Mount Rushmore, toured the petrified forest, and stopped at Laura Ingall Wilder's home in De Smet on their way home. The reunion was from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13. They returned home on Monday, June 14. Debra and Curt Lindman and their daughter Jerianne of Blaine stopped at Jerri Van Hour's on the way going to the Kvidera reunion and on the way back from the reunion. Arlin Angerhofer accompanied his daughters Julia Angerhofer of Brookings and Cindy Angerhofer of Buffalo, to the Twins game at Target Field on Saturday, June 12. The ]'wins played the third game of the series with the Braves and lost. They won the first two. The event was to celebrate Julia's and Arlin's birthday and also celebrate Father's Day for Arlin. Vern and Judy Lund had a family reunion at their house on the weekend of June 11. Judy's younger brother Willy and Joanne and two boys from Duluth; Judy's middle brother Kevin and his daughter Sage from St. Paul; Vern and Judy's son Jerry and Kathy and Alexis, Jesse, and their oldest daughter Maggien; and Vern and Judy's daughter Sue and her husband Todd and older children Travis and Jacki were all here for the reunion. They played card games and yard games even though the weather wasn't great. They had a great time! The Big Stone community had a free picnic for anyone that wanted to come. It was down at Douthitt Park (Lakeside Park in Big Stone). It was a Flag Day celebration to honor the Veterans. It was sponsored by Horizons. The picnic was well attended and they hope to make it an annual event. Marion Larsen went to Canby with Trudy and Dale Martig. They attended the Baptism of Marion's great-grandchildren Jada and Dylan Namken, who are twins. From there they went to Chanhassen to the Bogenriefs. They went to Marion's granddaughter Brenna's dance recital. Joe and Nadean VilIela welcomed their fourth great-grandchild Maecy Ann on Thursday, June 10. Her parents are Nathan and Tera Kleespie of Morris. Nadean and Joe Villela and their daughter Susan and her husband Bill from Morris spent a few days in New York and New Jersey visiting family and friends. They had a fabulous time! The 15th of May Nadean and Joe Villela's granddaughter Melisa Sherod graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a bachelor degree in psychology. Thursday, June l0 Suzann Harmening joined her girlfriend Colette Oslie for dinner. They had a nice time visiting. MSU, Moorhead announces spring Dean's List Minnesota State University, Moorhead has announced its Dean's List in recognition of academic achievement for spring semester 2010. Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor. Area students named to the Dean's List include: Ortonville-Dustin Beachem, Health Services Administration; Andrew Domine, Anthropology; Jessica Gloege, Art Education; Cory Stattelman, Business Administration; Nicole Pfleger, Graphic Communications; and Mary Pierce, Communication Studies. Odessa-Randy Larson, Accounting. Clinton-Marcus Moberg, Exercise Science; Gloria Stotesbery, Business Administration; and Mishayla Schreifels, Music Education. Graceville-Mallory McNally, Business Administration; Matthew Powlish, Accounting; and Sarah Hoppe, Elementary Education. II f We are pleased to welcome ) IBene Mausauer to our stalfi WE CAN HELP YOU save money on your insurance. Left to right are Gary Miller, Gene Hausauer and Laurie Athey. 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We offer a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits or Fax: 717-626-0978. 906 Fifth Avenue East Ellendale, MN 56026 EOE MIFIDIV Bierschbach Dental 605-432-5032 Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schumacher of Hot Springs, AR, spent June 11 weekend at the home of his sister Mrs. Joan Strei and attended his '60 class reunion in Madison on Saturday, June 12 and also visited with relatives and friends in the area. Kelli Sis of Fargo, spent the weekend of June 12 at the home of her parents Linda and Roger Sis and Alex. Roger and Linda Sis, Alex and Kelli were among relatives that attended the Tony Weber and Katie Hedge wedding at St. John's Catholic church in Ortonville on Saturday afternoon June 1,2010. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Meyer of Freeport, were Friday forenoon visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home and brought a carry in luncheon. Roger and Linda Sis entertained Dan and Eunice Schmeig of Big Stone, Dennis and Sandy Weber of Worthington, Tom Weber and family for brunch on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Monica Karels of Mesa, AZ and Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg were Friday forenoon June 11 callers at the Jamie Karels home. Tom Kirchberg of New Ulm spent Friday afternoon June 11 until Sunday afternoon at the home of his mother Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg to help her observe her 91st birthday. Additional Sunday afternoon May 13 guests brought a carry in supper were Arnie Kirchberg and Cole of Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barr of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mork, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Eric, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg, Adam Kirchberg of Willmar, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg and Jon. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher, Mrs. Bryan Anderson and family attended the open house High School graduation of Mathew Redepenning, at the Paul Redepenning home in Farmington on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Cmtis Stewart, Heidi and Timothy spent June 12 weekend at the Gene Pillatzki home. Mr and Mrs. Joey Taylor and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joey Pillatzki and family of Brookings were visitors during the weekend. Jackie, Julie and Isabella Longhenry of Clarkfield are spending several days at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg. Mr. and Mrs. John Adehnan spent a week visiting at the home of their son Mr. and Mrs. John P. Adelman in Roseburg, OR. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman were among relatives that attended the wedding of their nephew Jeremy Adelman and Angela Pitel in Le Cresant. Mrs. Julie Henrich visited with Mr. and Mrs. Luke Henrich and baby daughter Zora Rose in Milbank on Friday, June 11 and joins a sister Hannah. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Val Rademacher, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Henrich and Mrs. Julie Henrich went to New Hope on Sunday, June 13 and attended the graduation of Emily Kindlespire from Lotens Grace High School. Emily is the daughter of Paul and Joan (Henrich) Kindlespire. Dorothy Gmiterko, Selma Felton of Ortonville, Rosalie Roggenbuck of Buffalo Grove, IL and Joann Krakow were Monday afternoon June 14 visitors at the home of Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg. Twenty senior citizens enjoyed a pot luck dinner at St. Joseph's School in Rosen on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. The Pledge of Allegiance and table prayers were said and the Happy Birthday was sang for those having June birthdays. Linda Pillatzki reported that Dolores Smith will be in Brooklyn Park at the home of their daughter and started chemo treatments this week and could be there for several months. Games and visiting was enjoyed in the afternoon. July 20 will be the next pot luck and seniors in this area are welcome to attend. Visitors at the Kevin Rademacher home Saturday and Sunday June 12 and 13 were Mr. and Mrs. Greg Rademacher of Winona, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rademacher of Redfield, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and family of Aurora, SD, and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rademacher. i11!00 ...... Ii of Soft Water Ill WoterS00e00erson00SotOe,ve00 IIJ to Your Home or Office/ WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERs Kevin Raaf Complete Collision Repair Glass Replacement and Chip Repair Frame and Suspension Repair North Minnesota St, & Eastvold Ave, Ortonville, MN Work (320) 839-3066 Home 605-676-2457 Cell 605-880-4252 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 00INDEPENDENT Page 5