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Good ol d days in :he Ortonville area. -00WN MEMORY'S LANE Fron the files of the Ortonville Independent THE ST. CHARLES HOTEL AND POST OFFICE in Big Stone City, SD. Pictured, left to right, behind the two mail carts are Henry Ulrich, carier RFD #1; G. A. Yonker, Mayor; Miss Kate A. Schnacke, Postmistress; Herman Schulze; Rilla Wolfe and Jon Korte, carrier RFD #2. This photo is undated, but Kate Schnacke served as Postmaster from 1912-1918. Big Stone City's fire hall now occupies this corner on the south side of Big Stone City's main street. FOR THE WEEK OF July 6, 2010 10 YEARS AGO July 4, 2000 Plans are underway to begin the final phase of the lakeshore riprap and clean-up project on the South Dakota side of Big Stone Lake along the "Dike Road." The proj- ect, which began in the spring of 1999, was spearheaded by Deb Wiik of Big Stone City. The Big Stone Valley area was presented an award recently for being first in per capita blood dona- tions outof the 104 counties in the region. Coming this Satiarday and Sunday, July 8-9, will be the llth annual Inkpa Days celebration in Big Stone City, SD. The Big Stone Wildlife Refuge now has a new organization to help it reach its goals. A number of local residents met at the Ortonville Library and formed a group that is now called Friends of Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. The group will work with the refuge staff and other volunteers to make the refuge a more effective and enjoyable resource in our commu- nity. 25 YEARS AGO July 3, 1985 Dick Hawkinson, former post- master at Taunton, was appointed Clinton's new postmaster last month. He was sworn in June 21 by Willmar postmaster Jim Peterson. , A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ornorfio Lyons, Ortonville; a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Luchau, Ortonville; and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gapp, Milbank. A 30-foot high flag pole'was recently erected at the site of Big Stone County's Historical Museum Volunteers were Wendell Hanson and Stan Rensberger. The Odessa Mudhens and the City of Odessa announced that Karen Nelson has been named Miss Mudhen to reign over Mudhen Days July 19-21. 50 YEARS AGO July 7, 1960 Hail, wind and rain of hurricane force swept over Big Stone County last Saturday afternoon wiping out crops on an estimated 64,000 acres of land for a total loss here estimat- ed at more than a million dollars. Property damage to buildings and power lines will jump that figure to more than one and a half million dollai's. The Milwaukee Railroad suf- fered a $100,000 loss when 45 cars of a freight train were tipped and damaged in the Saturday afternoon storms near Appleton. Ed Weeding, Chokio, has filed for the office of state representa- tive. Others who have filed for this office include incumbent, Lem Kaercher and S.R. Barr. William Benshoof has taken over Mike's Uptown Standard and the station will now be called Bill's Standard Service. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Baumgartner of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Streed of Ortonville. Big Stone City News By Gall Maxwel ! 839-2207 Don and Joan Reiffenberger spent Wednesday, June 16 at the home of their daughter Karin (Stuart) Moser, Beaver Creek, and enjoyed a visit with their grandchildren Samantha, Cody, Jack and Halley. The grandchildren were excited to show off their swimming pool and their swimming talents. On Saturday, June 19 Don and Joan Reiffenberger traveled with Anthony and Teri Spors to Fargo, ND to attend the wedding of their nephew Daniel Hicks to Kiley Hyland. Don and Joan Reiffenberger traveled to New Ulm on Thursday, June 24 and visited with their daughter Tami (Dan) Gangelhoff, and enjoyed seeing their grandchildren; Jacob played baseball and Nicole played softball. June 25 weekend visitors at the home of Elmer and Charlotte Athey were Mike Money of Independence; MO and Moniqua Schweitzer of Kansas City, MO. Trudy and Dale Martig from Clinton took Marion Larsen with them to two high school graduations in the Cities. On Sunday, June 27 they attended Hannah Larsen's graduation in Champlin. Hannah is Richard and Ann Larsen's daughter. On Saturday, June 26 they attended Brandon Kerrick's graduation in Ham Lake. He is the son of Karen and Mike Kerrick. They also visited with John and Karen Larsen at Champlin. On Sunday morning, June 27 Duane Torgerson and Nickolas and Ashley of Jordan visited Ruth. Torgerson. Friends of Ashley also came along to visit. They all went HOURS: Mor.-FrL 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. .'. ..... $3 Locally Grown Pork-Per Lb. 89 DELl TURKEY ......... i .99 HALF A HOG ..................... Per Lb. Hamburger Patties ......... $2,99 Loca,,y GroWnQuARTERsBeef-& Per LbslDES... 1 t ,85 Pioneer's Own - Per Lb. $3 99 HICKORY SMOKED BACON ....................................  ............. over to Rod and Vicky Torgerson's for dinner. Trudy Taylor was a caller of Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Wednesday evening, June 23. Pastor Beth Jailed on Vern and Gert Goldsmith Wednesday afternoon, June 23. Pat Delgehausen and Gert Goldsmith spent part of the day on Saturday, June 26 at Farley Fest in Milbank. Later in the afternoon they visited with Ryan and Brian Krause and Amanda Summers in Milbank. Towards evening they called on Dennis Krause of Milbank where Kris Krause of Minneapolis was. visiting. Sunday, June 27 dinner guests of Vern and Gert Goldsmith were Pat Delgehausen; Ryan, Brian, Dennis, and Kris Krause; and Amanda Summers. Sunday, June 27 wind and waves made for bumpy water tube rides for the Wade and Cindy Van Dover family and Todd and Candee Cloos family. The two thundering herds were on one pontoon. They were surprised the coast guard wasn't called! ' Wednesday night, June 23 Wade Van Dover's college roommate Mark Ammann came down for burger and fries. Following supper they fished the last night of the Walleye League with Paul and Mark Van Dover. They got no keeper walleyes. Mark and Clair Van Dover attended swim lessons from Nikki Finnes.and from the University of Wyoming the last couple of weeks. Val and Paula Rausch just.returned from Taiwan. Val was invited along with four others from the Midwestern states Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota for an information tour of Taiwan. They met with various ministry departments in Taiwan. It was very informational. There was a one day sightseeing tour. Val and Paula spent six days in Taiwan. The tour was with elected officials and their spouses. 70 YEARS AGO July 4, 1940 A total of $81,656 was approved this week by the Works Progress Administration in Washington for a county-wide road project, it was announced today in a telegram to The Independent sent by Senator Henrik Shipstead. A separate golf course project in Ortonville has been approved in the amount of $54,987 by the Works Progress Administration in Washington. The city council voted Monday night to eter into an agreement with the trustees of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad for the purpose of con- structing and maintaining three storm sewers under and across the right-of-way and lake front proper- ty. Big Stone County 4-H clubs increased lheir enrollment from 237 in 1939 to 288 this year. A jump of over 20 percent. Chippewa County Attorney Named District Judge Chippewz County Attorney Dwayne Knutsen has been named as a District Court judge. His appointment was announced at Granite Falls Thursday by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The Yellow Medicine judgeship was vacated by the retirement of Bruce Christopherson at the end of 2009. The state Commission on Judicial Selection had recommended Knutsen, Yellow M/dicine County Attorney Keith Eelgeson, and former Chippewa County Attorney David Gilbertson for appointment. In April, the Minnesota Supreme Court certified the need to maintain a judge chambered in Yellow Medicine County. "[he appointment maintains 11 chambered judges in the Eighth Judicial District, which includes 13 counties, including Big Stone, Traverse and Stevens Counties; from Renville County to Wilkin County. Knutsen is Pawlenty's 100th judi- cial nomination in his eight years as governor. Knutsen, o( Montevideo, is an attorney with the Montevideo law firm of Prindle, Maland, Sellner, Stennes, Knutsen and Stermer and is also the. Chippewa County attorney'. He has been an attorney with the Prindle firm since 1986and the Chippewa County attorney since 1999. He was also a part-time assis- tant Eighth Judicial District public defender from 1995 to 1998. Knutsen earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and his bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion in 1973. Bierschbach ,Dental 605-432-5032 Rosen News By Adelaide Kirclberg Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd were among relatives and frieffds that attended the Amundson, Radermacher wedding at First English Church and reception at Sioux Historic in Ortonville on Saturday afternoon, June 26, 2010:' Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schuelke spent June 26 weekend at the Mandley Davis home in Sioux Falls and helped their son Connor celebrate his fifth birthday on Saturday, June 26. They also visited with the Brian Schuelke's in Lennox, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher hosted the grooms supper in honor of their son Tanner at their home on Friday evening, June 25. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adelman and family, Pam Wilkening, Becka and Tyler attended the 24th Kallhoff family reunion at Lake Cochrane on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Joey Pillatzke, Jack and Gema of Brookings, SD were Friday, June 25 visitors at the Gene Pillatzke home. Mrs. Dan Fuxa of Mc Cook Lake, SD spent June 25 weekend at the home of her parents Bernie Kirchbergs. On Saturday 'afternoon she visited her grandmother Adelaide Kirchberg and took her out to dinner. Mrs. Jack Abrahamsen of Coon Rapids, Eddie Karels of St Paul were June 26 weekend guests at the Edward Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Radermacher enjoyed opening gifts with family at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher on Sunday, June 27, 2q10. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke spent Saturday and Sunday June 26, and 27 at the Curt Stewart home in Burnsville and watched their daughter play soccer They also attended a graduation party. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels were Sunday afternoon, June 27 visitors at the home of his mother Delrose Karels at her apartment in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman attended the Larson family reunion at Pelican Rapids on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25. Mrs. Joan Strei, Jeanette Abramowski and sons Joe and Tony attended the parade at Dawson River Fest on Sunday afternoon, June 27. Friday evening, June 25 visitors at the home of Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg were Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Eric, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg and Jon. Saturday evening visitor was Mrs. Dave Mork. THE CI.ASSIFIED00 I F We are pleased to welcome 1 Gene llausauer to our staff! WE CAN HELP YOU save money on your insurance. Left to right are Gary Miller, Gene Hausauer and Laurie Athey. 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