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(continued from page one) ings for the sports complex, new garage for school vehicles, and many projects for the public. Everyday is an adventure, with things happening that aren't planned. I tell the students 'Wish It, Dream It and Go Build It'. Many of our students have used our program to help move on to post sec- ondary school jobs and future career choices." Terry Rheingans Terry Rheingans has served the last 13 years at OHS as a Principal for nine years and four years teaching Physical Education. Rheingans is a 1969 graduate of Appleton High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris in Health and Physical Education as well as a" coaching certificate. He taught at Luverne High School for a number of years. Terry received his Masters Degree at SDSU in curriculum and Instructor and his 6th year degree in Secondary Administration at Mankato State University. He then went to Wycoff as the Interim Principal. From there he went to Buffalo Lake-Hector for one year as Principal for grades 6-12, three years at Mountain Iron-Buhl as Principal and Walker one year as Principal before coming to Ortonville. Terry has been a wild game hunter and fisherman, going all over the world to such places as Africa, Australia, Canada and Mexico. He has also been a Travel Agent for hen- ters and fisherman. He recently married Cathy Mager of Maple Grove where they now make their home. Terry took a leave of absence from teaching due to a back injury, but is working on getting stronger with lots of Physical Therapy. He is going to enjoy his retirement and is looking for a par- time job to keep active. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY OHS class of '59 invites classes of '58 and '60 to reunion The 1959 Ortonville class invites the classes of 1958 and 1960 to join them in a reunion Saturday evening, Aug. 22 at the Ortonville Golf Club House. Information at 605-882-0605 or (continued from page one) Department has received calls in the past regarding suspicious traffic going in and out of the Eastman home. Max Bauer says he was not kid- napped and that he went with the men on his own. The four suspects had their first appearance via Interactive TV from the Traverse County Jail on Wednesday, July 24. They are sched- uled to appear for their arraignment hearings on July 8, at 2:45 p.m. in Big Stone County Court. Barnes is being represented by attorney Kevin DeVoer of St. Paul. Kennedy has been appointed counsel Nell Tangen of Starbuck. Rebecca Cole's court appointed attorney is Jeff Kuhn and Virgil Cole was appointed Tracy Mitchell of Elbow Lake. All four suspects have been released on bond. Barnes posted a $40,000 bond and the other three posted $25,000 bond. Atheys to celebrate 25th anniversary An open house will be held in honor of Brian and Arleen Athey to celebrate their 25th wedding anniver- sary. The open house will be held Saturday, July 4 beginning at 3 p.m. at Billion Acre Farms, four miles west of Clinton on Hwy. 6, one mile south on Hwy. 9, 1/2 mile west (left) at drive- way. Look for signs. Everyone is invited. No gifts please. (Adv.) Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. $3 ~;~9 ~-- A Locally Grown Beef-Per Lb. QUARTERS & DELl TURKEY s oes P0r, $7 99 RIBEYE STEAK o Locally Grown Pork- Per Lb. Whole- Per Lb. d~AI ~'~ HALF ---- SIRLOIN STEAK A HOG CARD SHOWER for Sgt. Robert $1etten'$ JOth Birthday! ~ W DN $DA 111 Y 15 - Great granddaughter for Wiese, Lindholm Robert and Onika Allen of Fargo, ND are the parents of a daughter, Amelia Rose, born May 31 at the Innovis Hospital in Fargo. She weighed eight pounds and was 20 1/4" inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Deb Lindholm of Milbank and Mike Allen of Miltona. Great grandparents are Stanley and Marjorie Lindholm of Ortonville and Arlene Wiese of Correll. Open house shower set for Schenfisch-Haugen An open house bridal shower in honor of Amber Schenfisch, bride-to- be of Chance Haugen, will be held Sunday, July 5th at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. The couple is registered at Target, Sears and Macy's. Amber is the daughter of Gina and Monty Schenfisch of Makoti, ND; Chance is the son of Gary and Mary Haugen of Clinton. All are welcome to attend. (ADV.2) in home housing needed for Tram Would you like to share your home with one or more TRAM riders the night of July 26. At the present time two area motels are full and we have some riders that would like to stay in private homes. The only obligation is a good bed and bath for them to use. Transportation to the meeting place Monday morning is appreciated but not expected. If you are willing to share your home, please call Greta Yaeger at 839- 2457, (Non-Adv-3) Hands across lake quilt guild to meet Mon. Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet Monday, July 6th at 6:30 pm at the Big Stone City Park for a potluck picnic. The park is located just a block from the dike road across Big Stone Lake and has covered shel- ters with tables, electricity, and water. Please bring a dish to pass; the Quilt Guild will provide eating utensils, lemonade and watermelon. Come join in the fun! There will be a presentation on hand quilting and English paper piec- ing with kits provided. Bring a basic sewing kit and last month's block exchange of the "Bloomin' Rose" pat- tern for Show and Tell. Any questions, call 839-3786. Cancer support to meet July 8 Big Stone Co Cancer Support Group will meet Wednesday, July 8 at 7:15 p.m. at Clinton United Methodist Church. We need team leaders or rep- resentatives to be there to help plan Walk of Hope '09 to be held in Clinton, Saturday, Sept. 19. It's time to get our teams organized and start making plans for fundraisers. APPLETON- Swift County's Sheriff's Department will be participating in a multi-county grant application for participation in a regional record keeping system. The state department of justice has $10 million available for grants that can be used for equipment and software in development of the system. In all, sheriff's departments in 10 counties along with 19 police departments in the counties would be part of the grant application. Appleton and Benson are among the city police departments that are planning to participate. FAIRFAX- In a unanimous vote with Otto Hartmann absent, the GFW School Board approved the bid to replace the bleachers in the amount of $88,150. The amount does not include the press box, or concrete slab base for the bleachers. Part of the funding for the bleacher project was approved when the board approved the use of $174,475 in Consolidation Incentive Revenue. The Consolidation Incentive Revenue is a one-time revenue to the school district to help in the McLeod West consolidation process. These actions were taken during the regular June meeting of the GFW School Board on June 22, 2009. The meeting was held with board member Otto Hartmann absent, all other members were present for the meeting. The cost of the approved athletic field renovation project is projected at $221,550. The cost includes $88,150. WHEATON-The Traverse County Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax abatement for the Wheaton-Dumont Cooperative Elevator (WDCE). The commission voted in favor of conducting the hearing after a presentation about a planned elevator expansion project Tuesday morning from WDCE General Manager Philip Deal. The hearing will be held on July 7 at 10:30 a.m. during the commission's regular monthly meeting. WDCE is seeking an abatement or a 10 year freeze on both the city and county portion of real estate taxes. The school district portion of the tax bill would not be 'impacted. MADISON-The Happy Go Lucky Sewing Club started as a neighborhood group. As the name suggests, the intention of the club probably was to do something they enjoyed and have fun doing it. Records of club meetings have been lost, but we know the club has been in existence for more than 70 years, meeting monthly at members' homes. It's estimated that 800 or more quilts have been stitched in that time. ByGall Maxwell 839-2207 On Thursday evening, June 19 Pat and Peggy Nelson of Bloomington were honored by the Knights of Columbus as family of the year. Peggy is the daughter of Phyllis Schluter and she is happy to have them honored. On Friday, June 19 Phyllis Schluter attended the dance recital of her granddaughter Sidney Schluter of Edina held in Richfield. It was interesting and fun to watch. Sally Burkett of Plymouth, picked up her mother Phyllis Schluter from her old Bloomington house and they went to visit Phyllis Stapp and Annie Peterson in Richfield on Monday, June 22. Phyllis Stapp and Annie Peterson plan to return to Ortonville in August. Shirley and Mickey Heffernan went out to dinner with Idella Ross, Phyllis Schluter, Ervin Thompsons, and Ken Simonitchs. They had a great time talking over old times. Shirley and Mickey Heffernan visited her brother Bernard Oswood in the Ortonville Hospital. He had knee surgery. Shirley Heffernan's nephew Cliff Stenvel from Ohio is visiting Shirley and Mickey Heffernan. They have been having fun going around the country. Kathy Gilsdorf went to Custer, SD with her sister Carol Synder and two great nephews. They stayed at Craig Synder's cabin with him, went horseback riding and four wheeling. Russ and Gert Leger had a family reunion up in Royalton the weekend of June 19 and 20. All of Gert's brothers and sisters and Russ and Gert's children and grandchildren made it. Jack and Elaine Gable were in Iowa to visit the family. Jack and Elaine and Allison and Scott Van Aartsen were in the "Musical Review" for the Heritage Day celebration on the weekend of June 19. They had practiced for a week. Father's Day was celebrated at Scott's parents Bernie and Tillie Van Aartsens's on Sunday with Jack and Elaine; Allison and Scott and children Ben, Anna, and Grant; Michelle and Matt Vahlsing and their children Hailey, Zack, and Kaitlynn; and Doug and Sharon Van Aartsen. John and Anna Rothi spent the weekend:of June 19 at Dave and Vicky Sager's at Dassel. The Curt Rothis and Harold Rothis also came; so they all could celebrate Father's Day together. Megan Streed, daughter of Diane and Curt Streed of Lake City, and Isaiah Streed, son of Nathan and Wendy Streed of Willmar, celebrated their high school graduations at the Wisconsin Dells with many of the Steed families. A wonderful time was had by all swimming, visiting, enjoying each other, and wishing the graduates the best of luck in the coming years. Isaiah will be attending St. John's University with a major either in architecture or accounting. Megan will be attending St. Scholastica in Duluth with a major in physical therapy. Samantha and Allison's father David Bogunovith and another daughter Elizabeth all from Indiana came Monday, June 22 to visit Cecil and Shirley Reams. David is going home; but Elizabeth will be staying with Samantha and Allison for awhile longer. Jeanette Bohlman went to Perham for Turtle Days on Friday, June 19. Jeanette's grand niece Erin Tosel of Appleton, who is an excellent singer, was asked to sing for Turtle Days. Erin's grandmother Delores Tosel of Appleton came for Turtle Days too and joined Jeanette. Sunday for Father's Day Deb Zachmann of Fergus Falls was a visitor of Jim and Darlene Loeschke. Deb took them out to eat. On Saturday, June 20 Harvey and Jo Kelzer attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Ed and Marie Karels at the Matador. Johnny and Arlene Larson's children Rosemary and husband Nell and Laura and Julia and Marcella and friends Mickey and Judy Wilson all had dinner in honor of Father's Day for Johnny and Arlene. Rosemary and Marcella served dinner. Marty and Rochelle Brown and children Carter and Isaac joined them later in the day for lunch. Phyllis Schluter visited Johnny and Arlene Larson in the afternoon after she got back from her trip in Minneapolis. For Father's Day and Roman and Shirley Karel's 51st wedding anniversary dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helgeson and family of Ortonville, Viola Zadow of Milbank, and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karels and family of Perham. Laura and Matt Lamb and the girls went to visit Matt's parents in Winnipeg Beach, Canada. They left on Monday, June 15 and returned on Tuesday, June 23. Denny and Pat Spanton's daughter Renata Jones and Zack from Omaha, NE came to visit Denny and Pat the weekend of June 26. Kathy Morgan's son Brad Morgan and his two daughters visited Fran Sester of Northridge on Tuesday, June 16. Don and Carolyn Verheul are visiting from Colorado. They picked up his mother Vi Hansen and had lunch at Todd and Sarah Verheul and baby Mark's on Wednesday, June 24. Diane Kvider gathered up her sisters Vi Hansen, Georgetta Giesinger, Dorothy Prasnicki, and Gladys Van Stralen who all met at the home of Marianne and Dale Lantis for the noon meal and a day of family enjoyment on Thursday, June 25. Rob Kelzer and Raimi and Dori Holman were Sunday visitors for Father's Day at Norb and Barb Kelzer's. Lavonne Saulsbury was a Saturday evening visitor at Barb and Norb Kelzer's. Lorraine Hines calls Barb Kelzer every now and then to see how things are going. June 16 Barb Kelzer had a cataract removed from her right eye. She has to go back to the doctor on the 26th to have it checked. The 28th of June Barb and Norb Kelzer's grandson from Tennessee is coming to spend a month. On the 22nd of June Barb and Norb Kelzer had a driver to take them to a doctor's appointment in Sioux Falls. Monday morning, June 22 five of the Centennial Club members met at Java Jules for breakfast. The waffles were delicious and they had a good time visiting. Palma Gutzman, Donnette Herberg and Birkley, Scott Kohl, and Orvin Anderson were at Don and Zelda Kohl's for dinner on Sunday, June 21. Wednesday, June 24 Palma Gutzman and Olive Wendlund from Broken Arrow, OK visited Marian Beveridge in Appleton. Afterwards they visited Donna Trygstad at the nursing home in Montevideo. On the way back they visited Mr. and Mrs: Ulstad of Bellingham. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, June 19 were Jim Loeschke and Clara Zeek. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Grab the wl~eel and Drive the Ford Difference at your Ford Dealer. The difference is in quality that can't be beat by Honda or Toyota* Test-drive one at your Ford Dealer. Morris, MN 1-800-568-5431 320-589-1010 By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Inez Leonard Carlson of Minot, ND was a weekend guest at home home of Loraine Nolting. Visitors of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 were Ralph's sister Margaret Janecke from Rockton, IL and her daughter Marilyn Cooper from Florida, and Ralph's sister Evelyn Krug from Long Beach, CA. Also visiting Ralph and Lavina Loeschke were children Glenda and Donavon Loeschke from Big Stone City, grandchildren Adam and Kendra Radamacher from Rosen, grandchildren Derrick and Eliza Loeschke from Milbank, and friend Loraine Nolting from Big Stone City. On Sunday evening, June 21 visitors of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke were Ardis Brehmer of Ortonville and Clayton Zimlika from Watertown, SD. On Wednesday afternoon, June 24 Evelyn Morris from Ortonville visited Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Shirley and Louis Voeltz attended the 50th wedding anniversary for Bob and Janice Hinders at the Trinity Lutheran church in Ortonville on Saturday, June 20. Harriet Rausch hosted a cook-out on Father's Day for any one of her children who could make it. Among those attending were Val and Paula Rausch and family. Donald and Arvene Van Hours granddaughter Ashley Van Hout from Brookings visited Donald and Arvene for the weekend of June 19. On Saturday, June 20 Richard and Sue Goldsmith of Flandreau, Trent Jacobs from Coon Rapids, Mel and Rowena Diers from Aberdeen, Kris Krause of Minneapolis, Jan Krause of Milbank, Pat Delgehausen of Big Stone were all visitors at Vernon and Gert Goldsmith's. Sue Goldsmith visited her mother Loretta Stern on Saturday afternoon too. On Sunday Kris Krause of Minneapolis and the Krauses of Milbank brought in a carry-in dinner for Father's Day for Vernon and Gert Goldsmith. Don Haukos and Annie visited Tom and Diane St0ick on Saturday, June 20. Wednesday evening, June 17 Leann Barnett and Tommy of Sioux Falls arrived at her parents's home Verna and Arlin Angerhofer for a few days vacation visit. On Friday evening June 19 Cindy Angerhofer of Buffalo came to spend Father's Day weekend with her parents. On Saturday morning the Angerhofers and their guests stopped to pick up Julia Angerhofer in Brookings. They all traveled to Huron, SD for a mini- family reunion of the descendants of Carl and Luella Brandt, who were former rural Big Stone residents. On Father's Day Derald and Margaret Hay were in Montevideo visiting Todd and Judy Hay and Emily and Tyler. On Tuesday, June 16 Derald and Margaret Hay went to Minneapolis for a noon lunch on Wednesday with Margaret's nursing classmates. They returned home on Thursday evening, June 18. The Rabes all gathered for Father's Day at T.J. Rabe's in Big Stone City. Tuesday, June 30, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3