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in area Windwater Suites 1203 E. 4th Ave. Ste. 103 Milbank, South Dakota 57252 Bierschbaeh 605-432-5032 Mon. 8am- 5pm. Tues. 7am- 12 noon Wed. & Thur. 8am - 6pm Fri. 8am - 12 noon From the files o! the Ortonvflle Independent LOOK FAMILIAR? Left to right, you see Doug Davis, Marlo Churness and Don Williams (when he was sporting a growth for the Centennial). FOR THE WEEK OF June 30, 2009 10 YEARS AGO June 29, 1999 Following a debate on the relo- cation of Ortonville's city offices, which has spanned the greater part of two years, Ortonville's City Council voted to purchase the for- mer Minnwest bank building at its regular meeting. Members of the Big Stone County Sheriff's Department, assisted by the Ortonville Police Department, pursued a vehicle through Clinton Friday evening after the driver failed to stop for Deputy David Hills. Underwater fun was caught on camera at the Ortonville Pool last week as youngsters from the area showed off their diving skills. The corn will be "knee high by the Fourth of July" in most areas, wheat harvest in late July should proceed right on schedule, and though the area soybeans took some time to get going this year, they're looking good as well. 25 YEARS AGO June 27, 1984 A new pharmacist has joined Auchstetter Drug in Ortonville. Arne Vinje, formerly of Shakopee, began his new job here. He and his wife are living in Ortonville. Myron and Linda Wee, new owners of the Wee Grocery in Big Stone City, are rolling out the car- pet Thursday, Friday and Saturday for their Grand Opening. An old-fashioned sidewalk sale takes place today at Ortonville's Montgomery Ward catalog store featuring free ice cream cones and sale-priced freezers and refrigerators. Breakers crashed against the city pier at Ortonville Friday when thunderstorms, accompanied by 65-mile-an-hour winds struck the area. A squall also dumped over an inch of rain here to bring the mois- ture total for June to over eight inches. 50 YEARS AGO July 2, 1959 Dedication and cornerstone cer- emonies for Ortonville's new Northwestern Bell Telephone building were held at the new struc- ture last Tuesday morning. A small gathering of local dignitaries and telephone personnel were on hand for the event. Miss Agnes Nelson, Big Stone County Superintendent of Schools for the past 25 years, submitted her resignation to the County Commissioners Monday and it was accepted with regret. Reason for Miss Nelson's resignation is that she accepted a position of teaching a special education class in Bird Island. A group of 14 boys from Ortonville was the largest single group from any town outside of Watertown, SD to race in the 1959 Soap Box Derby held in Watertown. Past and present personnel of the Big Stone County branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture honored Victor W. Martinson for 20 years as a county .committeeman and Elmer Thompson for 15 years as a county committeeman with a dinner at the Ortonville Country Club. 70 YEARS AGO June 29, 1939 Everything is in readiness for the finest two-day carnival and Fourth of July celebration enter- tainment in the history of Ortonville. Speedboat thrills galore, water sports, sailboat rac- ing, free acts on the grounds with carnival rides and concessions of many kind, topped off with a gor- geous spectacle of fireworks over beautiful Big Stone Lake. An additional $5,000 has been allotted to the Stevens-Big Stone Cooperative Power Association, it was announced by telegram to the Ortonville Independent by Senator Ernest Lundeen in Washington. The following births recorded at the Ortonville Hospital were a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schmidt of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larson of Bellingham. THIS COLO'MN SPONSORED IN PART BY ,/',A~/~. ST RONG TRtlN AJR lt;~ Hr~rrl 7h Sb~p A "Drwe." Dean Kovarik, owner 14291 SD Hwy. 109 Big Stone City, SD 57216 Phone 605-862-8528 Cell 605-467-0301 By Adelaide Kirchberg Mrs. Jennifer Fatland and Andrew of Sioux Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Seltzer of Fairfax, IA spent June 13 weekend at the Mrs. Joan Strei and Jeanette Abramowski home, and attended the Bellingham Schoot reunion and activities. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke were June 20 guests at the Brian and Maggie Schuelke home and also visited the Mandley Davis family in Sioux Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg treated his dad Alphonse to dinner on Father's Day. Mrs. Gary Karels and Kayla of Breckenridge have been staying at the Kay Karels home and assisting with housework after Kays hip surgery. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd were Sunday, June 21 Father's Day guests at the Larry Weiderhoef home in rural Madelia and also celebrated their daughter Ellen's 14th birthday. One fourth inch of rain was reported and most welcome in the Rosen area on Sunday, June 21, 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited Alfred Volkenant at Northridge on Friday evening June 19. Mrs. Joan Strei and Jeanette Abramowski and sons Joe and Anthony spent Friday, June 19 until Sunday, June 21 at the Mrs. Jennifer Fatland home in Sioux Falls and helped celebrate her son Andrew's 5th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and Travis were Sunday afternoon June 21 visitors at the Glen Radermacher home in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher Travis, Taylor, and Tabitha Henrich were Father's-Day evening visitors at the Harvey Wildung home. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Dimberg and family of Woodbury were Saturday, June 20 evening and overnite guests at the Roger Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Karels celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary with a mass at St. John's Church on Saturday, June 20 at 5 p.m. Rev. Bob Goblirsch celebrant. Also attending' . were their family and friends Barbara Karels and family and friend of Becker, Eddie Karels of St. Paul, Julie Noys of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Long and family of Lake Preston, SD, and friends Mr. and Mrs. Jack Abrahamsen of Coon Rapids. After mass they enjoyed a family dinner at the Matador and were joined by his brother Norbert Karels and sister and husband Jim and Mary Lou Croatt. Monica Adelman of Wayzata spent Father's Day weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croatt and family of Chaska were Father's Day brunch guests at the Jim Croatt home. Mrs. Bob Hoffman was a Tuesday evening June 23 visitor at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant visited Alfred Volkenant at Northridge on Father's Day. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher Were Father's Day afternoon visitors at the Albert Folk home in Milbank. Mrs. Joan Krakow, with her daughter Mary, returned home on Monday after visiting several days with her sister Marian and husband Don Halbmaier and family in Everett, WA. While there, they attended the wedding of niece Mary Jo Halbmaier on June 13. Joan's sister Betty and husband Hans Claussen of Denver also attended the wedding. awna We're Excited to begin our new business venture and look forward to providing you with quality service and designs. Stop up anytime to visit and see what we have to offer. Sam and Fawna Thank you to all my friends and customers who have supported me over the years. I wish the Bergers : ii well and encourage you to patronize them. I plan tf to continue working with them at R-Graphix. Randy Young SAM AND FAWNA BERt ;ER will be working with serv=ce, designs and quality graphics. i, at right, to continue providing great Tuesday, June 30, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 11