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In area REMEMBER WARREN "BUD" BREEZEE? For many years, he was our area Game Warden. You see him here showing off a big Honker, which may or may not have been one of his hits! FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 24, 2010 10 YEARS AGO Aug. 22, 2000 Ortonville resident Travis Ninneman, son of Mark and Kristi Ninneman, competed in the 2000 World Horseshoe Pitching Championship in Bismark, ND and finished first in his class out of 17 participants. U.S. Senator Rod Grams wel- comes Dave Marthaler of OrtonviUe to his Washington, DC office. David met with Senator Grams during a recent visit to the nation's capital as a Presidential Scholar. Miss Ortonville Area Royalty were crowned Sunday during Cornfest at Lakeside Park. Princesses were Ashley Zahrbock and Jessica Chase, Little Miss was Bonnie Sue Stolpman and Miss Ortonville Area was Holly Krueger. Grand Marshall for this year's Cornfest Parade was Wil Hansen along with the Citizens for Big Stone Lake. 25 YEARS AGO Aug. 21, 1985 Jolynn Newman, daughter of Connie and Carol Newman of Ortonville, was crowned Miss Cornfest 1985 Sunday night at half- time of the basketball game. George Schlagel, who retired in June as principal of Ortonville jun- ior and senior high school, was honored recently at the annual sum- mer workshop of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principles held at Breezy Point' Resort in Brainerd. Schlagel was recognized as the Principal of the Year for the Association's Western Division. A new mini-park is in the mak- ing on Ortonville's main street. between the J.C. Penney and Sears stores. A second mini-park is planned for between Strong Insurance and Dave's Oasis as part of the Ortonville's downtown rede- velopmsnt project. Marcy A. Belgum and Jon M. Fellows were united in marriage June 29th at Ortonville's Congregational United Church of Christ. Rev. Wilfred Hansen offici- ated. 50 YEARS AGO Aug. 25, 1960 Within the next two or three years, it's highly possible that Ortonville will have available the services of natural gas. Consumer Gas of Ortonville is managed by Arlen Restad. Larry Cartwrights have com- pleted their examinations and will now become registered pharma- cists. They graduated from the School of Phaimacy in Brookings and are employed by the Dockum Drug Co. of Wichita, KS. Two skeletons were uncovered in the Hilltop addition and work- men are thinking they may have uncovered an Indian Mound. Apparently hearing the farmer's cry for moisture, the sky clouded up Tuesday evening and by 8 p.m.. 1.46" of rain had been received in Ortonville: 70 YEARS AGO Aug. 22, 1940 Greeting and meeting the peo- . pie, following his address here yes- MEMORY'S From the files oi the Ortonville Independent terday afternoon, was'Governor Harold E. Stassen. He is the nation's youngest governor. Three Ortonville golfers Bob Pflueger. John Ross and Dick Matthews, took part in the big shortstop tournament held at Benson Sunday. Golfers from 17 communities .took part in the event, which was won by Glenn Gilbertson of Milan. Mildred Erickson, Home Economics teacher, resigned to accept a similar position at Proctor. Taking her place will be Luella Grutle of Twin Valley: Miss Grutle formerly taught at Becker. "Face-lifting" at the Ortonville bowling alleys is rapidly nearing completion and it is expected that the alleys will be ready for business on Sept. 1, or shortly thereafter. Scaffolding was taken off the front last week, revealing a modernistic black front with glass blocks. f This column sponsored in part by Rock Solid Since 1876 Ortonviile, MN 320-839-6131 J By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Muriel Von Eschen was a Sunday morning, Aug. 15 caller at Lamoine Herrmann's. Darlene Munson from Owasso, OK came on Tuesday, Aug. 17. She is spending a week with her mother Lamoine. Joyce Jensen was a Monday morning, Aug. 16 coffee guest of Lamoine Herrmann. Darvin and Neoma Ballhagen of Wilmot were Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15 visitors of Lamoine Herrmann. Tuesday, Aug. 17 visitors at the home of Verna and Arlin Angerhofer were Leann Cowans and Mathius of Sioux Falls. On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15 Ruth Torgerson's grandson Duane Torgerson and Duane's son Nickolas from Jordan, visited Ruth. Paula and Molly Rausch attended the Irish Fair in Minneapolis. They went to the tent with dogs native to Ireland. Molly and Paula brought their two Irish Settlers along. There was a little parade of the Irish dogs and a little program at the children's tent. Sunday, Aug. 15 Dillon Nathiel Larson of Alexandria, was baptized. The parents are Nathan and April Larson. This is Lou and Marie's first great-grandchild and Scott and Kathy's first grandchild. Lou and Marie Brown, Marty Brown, and Julie Strei all went .to the Baptism on Sunday. Afterwards they went to a brunch at Nathan and April's home. They also visited with Lou and Marie's daughter Kathy and Scott Larson and Matt. On Saturday, Aug. 14 Don and Arvene Van Hout went to Aberdeen to visit with their son Dean and Sue Van Hout and Mallory of Castle Rock, CO. They brought Mallory to Northern State to start her freshman year at college. Mallory is going to play soccer at the college: Nadean and Joe Villela spent the Aug. 13 weekend at the daughter's lake home at Valard, with their family from South Carolina. , ~Brian~ and Jer~ily'~elag'e made a turtle rescue off the Dike Road. The turtle was released on the Van Dover beach by Paul and Jenny on Tuesday night, Aug. 17. The weekend of Aug. 13 Wade and Cindy Van Dover and family attended the 20th anniversary of Big Stone Therapies at the Arrowwood Resort. Wade is sure the pictures of him from 20 years ago are not true! Trudy Taylor visited Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Saturday, Aug. 14. Brian and Ryan Krause of Milbank also visited'On Saturday. Pat Delgehausen and Kayla J'illma were dinner guests of Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Sunday, Aug. 15. A Sunday afternoon caller was Dennis Krause of Milbank. He brought Vern and Gert Goldsmith some vegetables from his garden. rive The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be coming to Browns Valley Thursday, Aug. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Amer- ican Legion located at 518 West Broad- way. The need for blood is constant. Help the American Red Cross meet the needs of all patients by donating blood during September-National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Many patients need a one-time transfusion, but pa- tients who battle sickle Cell disease face a lifetime of blood transfusions. Sickle cell disease affects approxi- mately, 70,000 people in the United States. most of them African Ameri- cans. Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to form an abnormal cres- cent shape. One of the most common treatments for sickle cell disease 1S regular blood transfusions, which can help reduce the risks of stroke, damage to major organs that can lead to severe infections, and other complications that can arise. Cur- rently, there is no cure for sickle cell disease: "'Our donors truly are heroes to pa- tients in need." said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. "Without them, the Red Cross wouldn't be able to provide the right blood to the right patient at the right time.'" The Red Cross is committed to maintaining a diverse base of blood donors to help ensure that all blood types are available for patients with se- rious medical needs. For more infor- matio~a about sickle cell disease, visit How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit to make an appointment or for more in- formation. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license. or two other forms of identification are required at check-in: Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are m generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. About the American Red Cross Event August 28 For Military Retirees At Camp Ripley Bloomington, Minn. -- All military retirees are welcome to register for the 9th annual Armed Forces Retiree Activity Day, or AFRAD, at Camp Ripley, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. The AFRAD is an opportunity for all military retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests to receive updated ver- bal and written information about Federal government and Veteran's Affairs entitlement programs. The Camp Ripley staff will be available to update your ID cards and you can ask questions of the special- ists who work with the entitlement programs daily. The AFRAD will be held at the Training and Community Center on Camp Ripley. This AFRAD is being sponsored by the members of The Retired Enlisted. Association (TREA) Central Minnesota Chapter 115. The chapter website is: The registration fee is $7.50 per person to pay for break refreshments and event supplies. There is a $7.50 fee for lunch. The deadline to register for lunch is Aug. 16, 2010. Walk-in's are welcome the day of the event, with one session starting at 8 a.m. and the other session starting at noon, but registration for lunch is by Aug. 16. To get a registration form contact Dennis Rock, 763-541-9396, e-mail: dennisvictoria@ To get more information contact Ralph Donais. 763-441-2630, e-mail: Sunday, August 29, 2010 Q----~CwheCk out our web site at~"~ Big Stone County Cancer Support Group A health plan that covers preventive care A great way to keep the cost of health care down is to prevent the costs from happening in the first place. Catching a problem early can stop it from becoming a bigger problem - late~ Many plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota offer first-dollar coverage for preventive care right away without having to pay a deductible. And with all the options available, you can easily find a plan that's right for your budget. Give me a call: I can give you all the details and answer your questions. Tom Oakes Agent 40 NW 2nd. St. Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 Authorized indepenoenr agent/ageno/~or ~) BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota overne o,untee s su - ported by giving individuals and com- munities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood produc ~ to hc pitals arou~ bout the United States. While local hospital products to hospitals throughout the United ~ tat~s. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition,to providing nearly half of the nation s blood sup- ply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communi- cation link between U.S. military mem- bers and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts. Saturday, tember 18 Ortonville, MN - 1:00-10:00 p.m. Meal served For more information or sign up your team, contact: Linda Krogsrud at 839-4248 or Dorothy Gmiterko at 839-2847 By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher attended the wedding of Kelly Dawald and Jesse Folk at St. John's Church in Ortonville and reception and dance at Sioux Historic. Visitors at the Lawrence Millerbernd home during the week of Aug. 9 through Aug. 16 were Mrs. -Lyle Fisher and sons of Sleepy Eye, Mrs. Larry Weiderhoeft, Ellen and Mathew of Madelia. Mark and Suzanne Silva of New Ulm. Mr. and Mrs. Loran Kriese of Watertown. SD. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman attended the State Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in Mankato on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, 2010. Their son Mike played on the Cerro Garda softball team and took second place in the tournament. Some hail damage was reported with the rain we had the night of Aug. 13, but the rain of half to an inch was needed. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View in Orton.ville on Thursday. evening Aug. 12. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mork to Faulkton, SD on Saturday, Aug. 14 and attended the wedding ,of her grandson Kevin Kirchberg and Chanel Hardie. Mrs. Wayne Brehmer, Eric and Amanda. Warren Kirchberg family, Bernie and Sharon Kirchberg, Steve and Phyllis Barr. Tom and Dolores Kirchberg, Marven and Jean Kirchberg and Peter Kirchberg. Kevin Kirchberg is the son of Arnie and Carol Kirchberg of Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited Rosie Shipe at her Lakside apartment on Sunday evening Aug. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd were Aug. 7 weekend guests at the Martin Millerbernd home in Omaha, NE to help celebrate their grandchildren Amy and Les Millerbernds birthdays. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg and Joan Longhenry were among folks that attended the Threshing Bee in Twin Brooks Aug. 14 weekend. Peter Kirchberg left Tuesday, Aug. 17 to return to Chappel Hill. TX after spending a week visiting at the home of his- mother Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg and relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pillatzki and family of Ames. IA, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington were weekend guests at the Bernard Pillatzki home. Aug. 13 weekend guests at the Paul Volkenant home were Mrs. Janelle Bitz of Omaha, NE. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson and girls of Maple Grove and Kristi Volkenant of Daviello, PA. They also visited with Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View in Ortonville. Kristi will be spending 10 days at the home of her parents. Aug. 14 weekend guests at the Roger Karels home were Mr. and Mrs. Rob and Joy Rodas Anthony of Alexandria, and Alana and his parents Carlos Rodas, his sister Lisa and sons of Cuenca, South America. Senior Citizens met at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 with 15 Seniors attending. The Pledge of Allegmnce and table prayer was said. and all enjoyed the pot luck dinner, bingo, and card games in the afternoon. Sept. 21 is the date for the next pot luck and all seniors are welcome. Mrs. Joan Strei attended St. Michael Parish Bazaar in MadiSon on Sunday, Aug. 15. 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cole of Sun City, AZ were Wednesday afternoon Aug. 18 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs Eugene Karels of Grand Forks were Sunday afternoon Aug. 15 visitors at the Kay Karets home. Adelaide Kirchberg was present at the drawing for $100 in Bellinhgam on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Next week drawing will be for $20. Weekend visitors at the Joan Krakow home were Kathy and Ken Dagel, Daryl Dagel of St. Joseph. Mo, Mary Kxakow, Teresa and Mike Schmieg, Rick and Bethany Krakow, all of the Twin Cities area, Rita and Mary Meyer and family of Melrose. Kevin and Cindy Krakow and family of Strandburg, Collette Krakow of Milbank and Kurt and Joni Dagel and family of Astoria. SD. en of rural Beardsley will be celebrating 10:30 AM Worship Service followed by a pork sandwich dinner ADULTS- $6.00 All are welcome for worship, fellowship and reminiscing. -q BUILDING, LOT & FARM MACHINERY WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 1 To stop up and look it 9ver, call Verl Gillespie at home 320-763-5907or cell 320-760-0398. 777 HWY, 75 NORTH ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA Tuesday, August 24, 2010 .INDEPENDENT Page 5