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(continued from page one) McVaneY-Westermeyer vows spoken drop down baskets in future years. Dan Kafka of Pro Image Partners presented a diagram of graphics that the group would like to put on the wall outside the gymnasium doors. It Would be made of a special vinyl that can be put on cement walls. Pro Image would donate the graphic. The Board then ap- proved the graphic design and place- ment by the gymnasium. In other business, there was some discussion on the long term substitute positions for the maternity leaves of two elementary staff members. The administration was directed to check further into this situation. The Board then approved the contract with Prairie Five Head Start regarding the pre- school program. The School Board reviewed the Class of 2010 Exit Survey. This sur- vey will serve as a baseline for future surveys to see how well the Ortonville School prepares students for life after high school. Two more surveys for the Classes of 2008 find 2006 will be sent out to get responses from those groups of students. The next meeting of the Ortonville School Board will be on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ortonville School Library. Correction The 4-H Premium Auction was held on Saturday, Aug. 7. In the arti- cle about the auction last "week, Schumacher Harvesting was left off the list of buyers. Thank you to all the generous businesses that donate to our 4-H program. Open house bridal shower set for Fitzwater-Kerkaert An open house bridal shower for Janelle Fitzwater, bride-to-be of Alan Kerkaert will be held Saturday, Sept, 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Bellingham Legion Auxiliary Room. The couple is registered at Target and Wal-Mart. (ADVx2) Final days for Big Stone 125th souvenir shop The souvenir shop will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and the lastday it will be open is Friday, Aug. 27 frorn 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All merchandisd has been greatly reduced for these final days. (ADVx3) Susan Lynn McVaney and Anthony Edward Westermeyer were married on May 1, 2010 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City, SD. Father Daniel Wolfgram presided at the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard McVaney, Larkspur, CO, and the late E. Louise Patchan McVaney. The groom is the son of Blanche Doll Westermeyer, Big Stone City, and the late Lewis Westermeyer. Given in marriage by her father. the bride wore an embellished halter gown with a shamrock and horseshoe provided by her godsister, Mary Ann Hanthonre of Oakland, CA, sewn into the hem for good luck. In addition to her mother's pearls, she wore a silver feather bracelet representing eternally happiness in the Irish-tradition. The bride was attended by her sis- ter, Claire Frazee. Milbank. as Maid of Honor. Her bridesmaids were Corrina Hanson. Nassau; Teresa Stoddard, Big Stone City, SD; niece of the groom, Jeanine Westermeyer, Two Harbors: and her niece, Paige Frazee of Milbank. Junior Bridesmaid was the groom's great niece, Desirae Hanson of Nassau. The flower girl was the groom's great niece, Alyssa Underwood of Yanktown. Jimmer Halvorson. Big Stone City was Tony's best man. Groomsmen were the groom's nephew. Chad Hanson. Nassau; Jarrod Stoddard, Big Stone City; Gary Fredrichsen, Big Stone City; and Todd Larsen of, Dayton. Ushers were Brian Torgerson, Big Stone City and Todd Kuefler. Big Stone City, The bride's nephew, Cole Frazee. Milbank was the junior groomsman. The ring bear- er was the bride's nephew, Jairek Frazee of Milbank. The reception and wedding dance, hosted by the groom's sister and her husband, Debbie and Dennis Underwood of Milbank. was held at the Big Stone Legion. In addition to, tlSe champagne and navy wedding cake. the couple had a Vikings groom's cake and a cookie table, a tra- dition from the bride's mother's fami- ly. There was a wonderful turnout of friends and family and the decorating by the Underwood family went beyond expectations. After a honeymoon on the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota, the cou- ple will be residing in Big Stone City. E Bh tEB BONBIE Bg EAU LI with these limited time offers from Midc0ntinent! Theatre DVR Trio Bundle Theatre DVR Suite and MidcoNeP Preferred Broadband Bundle per month for 12 Months per month for 6 Months TM ORDER, UPGRADE AND MORE WITH MYMIDCO AT MIDCOCOMM.COM CALL 1.800.888.1300 GO ONLINE: MIDCOCOMM.COM VISIT ONE OF OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER-~ ~ You ILl FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU AT MIDCOCOMM.COM. W~i This limited time offer Is available to new and upgrading residential customers only, Offer and servlce~i not available In all an~lls and some restrl(tlon$ apply. Taxes and fees not Included. 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Save this paper for recycling ItOLLOWAY- Black smoke was visible for miles, but the flames were kept in check as firefighters from eight different departments battled a blaze at Western Consolidated Cooperative in Holloway. On Aug. 6 around 8 p.m., fire broke out in the grain handling system at the facility and took three and a half hours to extinguish The flames were confined to the pit area of the grain unloading system and kept from spreading to grain storage on the site. It is believed that sparks associated with construction on the site ignited mineral oil in the pit, used for dust suppression, and caused the blaze Three contract workers were treated for smoke inhalation. Damage was minimal, as the facility was accepting grain the next day. Approximately 50 firefighters from Appleton, DeGraf. Clontarf, Danvers, Benson. Milan, Kerkhoven, and Murdock responded to the scene CLARKFIELD- A one' vehicle accident left two people severly injured in the early morning of July 25. At 12:30 a.m., Melinda Hedman, 33, of Clarkfield, and Jason Lee, 36, of Milan, were injured when Lee failed to navigate a furn approaching the intersection of Prairie View Avenue. The car was sentI I airborne, crashing into a corn field. Speed and alcohol are being investigated l I as a cause of the accident. " [ ~ SWIFT COUNTY-The Swift County Soil and Water Conservation District has selected Clinton and Janice Schuerman of Danvers, as the Conservation Cooperators of the year for 2010. The Schuerman farm about 800 acres of land in mainly a corn and soybean rotation along with a small acreage of small grain. They also lease out another 520acres of land they own. which has three center pivot irrigatiof~ systems, to a nephew. With a wide range of soils, from heavy loam soils to lighter sandy soils, that the Schuerman farm, it is no wonder that their tillage practices vary from field to field and crop to crop. Clint says he has been using some form of chisel plowing since about 1974. WHEATON-There will be a change in the type of street light fixtures used in Wheaton in the future To comply with the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, Otter Tail Power is phasing out all mercury vapor light fixtures, and replacing them with more energy-efficient metal halide or high-pressure sodium light fixtures. The council agreed to use the metal halide llght which has a white color, even though it was estimated to be about $400 more expensive per year tO operate than the high-pressure Sodium !ight, which provides a yellow or orange color. Council member~ felt the white lights are more pleasing to look at. By Gaff Maxwell 839-2207 Becky and Randy Stattelman have a new grandson Benjamin born on Tuesday, Aug. 10. The parents are Meghan and Willis Stattelman of" Grank Forks, ND. Benjamin was nine and a half pounds and 23 and a half inches long. Becky and Randy went the evening he was born to get acquainted with their grandson. Jeanette Bohlman's brother James Abramowski of Madison visited "Jeanette from Thursday, Aug. 12 to Monday, Aug, 16. Weekend visitors the 14th and 15th at the Gen Adelman's home were her son Duane and her grandson Dylan of Lakeville. Also they visited Wilfred Adelman at Northridge and took him out for a ride in the country to look at the crops. Shirley Karels and Kaylee Helgeson enjoyed Sunday, Aug. 15 and Monday, Aug. 16 in Perham visiting Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karels and "~family. Shirley and her three grandchildren staved at a hotel. They enjoyed swimming at the hotel. On Monday, Aug. 1 the Centennial Club met at 1:30 p.m. at Elda Schmidt's and from there went to St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Albin Township. They viewed the beautiful .bronze statue of St. John at the cemetery. Doug Holtquist was the artist for the sculpture. The ladies" returned to Elda's for coffee and lunch. David and Janet Weber hosted a birthday party at Pizza Ranch for Steve Weber on Friday, Aug. 13. Tho'se in attendance were Steve Weber, Kristie Boyle and Christopher, Kaitlyn, and Drew, D.J. and Kristin Haggerty and Morgan and Brooke, andTony and Katie Weber. On Friday, Aug. 13 Phyllis Schluter and Delores Karels went to Northridge to visit Fran Sester and Virginia Karels, The Melody Kings played for a birthday celebration for those at Northridge with birthdays, in August. Marilyn Forbes from Marshall and Sunday, Aug. 15 Jim and Darlene Gena Michaels from Beardsley visited Loeschke attended the 50th wedding their mother Fran Sester on Friday, anniversary of Pastor George and Aug. 13. Anita Krueger in Moorhead. Vi Hansen traveled with Sue and Visitors at the Craig Randleman's Dan Hanratty to attend the wedding of home over the Cornfest weekend were Vi's grandson Joshua Giesinger in Jennifer and Sid Lien and children Fort Collins, CO. It was a beautiful Andy, Josh, and Lindsey of Fargo and outdoor wedding with many friends Emily Randleman of Minneapolis. and family attending. Vi. Dan. andDuring the weekend they celebrated Sue left for Colorado on Wednesday, Jennifer's birthday, k Aug. H and returned to Ortonville on Tuesday, Aug. 17 Bonna Rasset, Monday, Aug. 16. Mikayla Rasset, and Bethany Triady and Bill Broman and their Danielson went to Walnut Grove, to daughter Allison of Wayzata came see the Laura Ingalls Wilder's sod home to visit Twvla Hinneberg the house on a trip sponsored by the ] weekend of Aug." 20. Trudy came Ortonville Public Library. Mikayla' home for her 35th class reumon, and Bethany are Bonna's Helen Danielson Breden's great- grandchildren bought some sweet corn to the Homerite residents. Jack and Elaine Gable's daughter Nikki and Jerry Dvorak of Tampa, FL visited Jack and Elaine from Saturday, Aug. 7 to Saturday, Aug. 14. They also spent a day and overnight in Rock Rapids, IA where they saw the rest of the family. Jeanne Berg attended and enjoyed Christian Women's Club on Tuesday morning, Aug. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church. Sharon Wiesner and her son Dennis of Andover and Bob Schluter of Bloomington visited Phyllis Schluter and son Richard over the Aug. 13 weekend. They caught fish on Big Stone Lake and cleaned them for Phyllis. Sharon, Dennis. and Bob enjoyed riding on the new,bike trail. They went out to eat at Sodak supper club on Saturday night. They left on Sunday for home. Some of the class of '46 met on Thursday for lunch at the Bird Feeder in Big Stone. They had a good time. Phyllis Schluter attended Christian Women's Club on Aug. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church. ,The arts council spoke about the Art Meander and it was enjoyable The weekend of Aug. 20 guest of Jim and Darlene Loeschke will be John Loeschke oflsanti. grandchildren. Dee and Jim Strege attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Pastor George and Anita Krueger in Moorhead on Sunday, Aug. 15. Pastor Krueger was a former pastor of Trinity Lutheran in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Peschong from Texas visited Urban and Ludie Stolpman. They always have good stories to tell since Mrs. Peschong is from France and they both have lived there. They come North to visit Urban and Ludie periodically. Arlene Larson's cousin Gen Baldus from rural Montevideo and Arlene's cousin Lavone Blake from California came to visit Johnny and Arlene Larson on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17. Gen and Lavone are sisters. Lucille and Clifford Thompson's daughter Joanne Bissett of Austin, spent Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug. 15 with Lucille and Clifford. Kathy Athey of Hutchinson visited her parents Clifford and Lucille Thompson Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, Aug. 6 were Wayne Olson and Mary Lou Croatt and on Aug. 13 were Lloyd Lorange and'Darlene Loeschke. They had an enjoyable afternoon. Roadside Wildlife counts to be released Sept. 7 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release its annual roadside ,wildlife survey on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The report summarizes roadside counts of pheasants, gray (Hungarian) partridge, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed jackrabbits and other wildlife observed in the early morning hours during the first two weeks of August. The observations take place throughout the farmland region of Minnesota. Observers surveyed 171 25-mile routes, 152 of which were located in the ring-z~ecked pheasant range. 5El lOOt FOil YOgi nAY Q ve us a call and let us sluno how our laptop can be lrrotected against damage and theft .oith a ery aIfordab deductible. 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 AMERICAN FAMILY II ~ l,--'"]! I J ;~-'1 2 te"J J Gary L. Miller Agency 122 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-2965 Fax-320-839-2942 Tuesday, August 24, 2010 INDEPENDENT P e3