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Here's an oddity for you. Recently, we carried a story in these columns about a Gaylord McMahon of Nashville, TN, who many years ago worked for Herb McDowell in the Ford Garage here. Gaylord was spending a couple days visiting here and looking over some of his former stomping grounds. You may recall we published a photo of Gaylord and his wife after spending a night at the Econo Lodge Motel here. About a week later, we received a phone call from former resident and long-time reader Mrs. Jerri Hutchinson (nee Agnes Mueller), now of Marysville, Washington. She wanted to know the address and phone number of Mr. McMahon, as she dated him when he worked here. In talking with Jerri, we learned a lot. She changed her name from Agnes to Jerri, as she didn't like the former name. She is in her 80's and lives alone, her husband, Edward, having died 11 years ago, after being in business for himself in the air conditioning and refrigeration business for 26 years. Jerri informed us she was the first OHS Homecoming Queen, back in the year 1937, when she graduated. We obliged her by finding the address of Gaylord and assume by now, the two are doing some corresponding and/or phone calling. Indeed, a small world! Long-time friend, reader and former resident, Louise (nee LaCombe) Mortenson, now of Granite Falls, writes: "I'm sure you remember me, Jim (and well we do). In reading your paper of the 24th of June this year, you had a picture in the 'good old days' section that said Robert and Harriet Fredrickson were not liv- ing...but they are still living. I am surprised that some of the other relatives didn't catch this, but didn't see any- thing in this week's paper. Just wanted to set the record  tralght nfhl * v d by another reader, namely Barbara Brown of Eden Prairie, found elsewhere this column. A reader friend called us today, asking why there was not a handicap accessible ramp at our Ortonville Golf Clubhouse. We know not why, but for sure, there should be one there...for often times persons who are handicapped frequent the club- house...if not for golf, for dining! From Eden Prairie, read- er Barbara Braun writes "in regard to the picture in the Good Old Days section of your paper taken at the FREDRIKON house. I was delighted to see the picture, but upset after reading the caption. Robert Fredrikson lives in lllinios and Harriet Fredrikson Rehnke lives in Colorado...so you see they are very much alive• I should know as I'm their sister. Obviously, Mr. Schoen does not know much about our family. Please note spelling of our family name. Mrs. Jim (nee Pat Toner) Martinson, formerly of Ortonville now of Brainerd, sets us straight on the year that a recent photo was taken that appeared in our "Good Old Days" section of our June 17th issue this year. The caption under the photo stated the photo was taken at the Centennial in 1964. She points out the year was 1974. Pat once worked as Secretary to our C&C. Sons of Norway pot luck this Thursday Sons of Norway will hold a potluck picnic along with a club auction this Thursday, July 10th, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Middle Brook Circle. Everyone is to bring 10-12 items for the auction. The June meeting was held on the 12th at the Circle. Vice President Marlowe presided. Anna Marie Larson gave a talk on her trip to a Viking exhibit in Minneapolis. She talked about the ships, the clothing they wore and the jewelry they wore. A film was shown about the Vikings and their, skilled craftmans making ships. Culpepper & Merriweather announces pre-circus shows The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be coming to Ortonville on Monday, July 21 with two perfor- mances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. To promote the upcoming circus, Skeeter the Clown will be visiting the area on Wednesday, June 9 Skeeter wilt be visiting businesses in Ortonville and Big Stone City, SD on July 9 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. She will begin her day by strolling Ortonville's Second Street between 8 and 8:30 a.m. She will be heading to KDIO Radio from 8:30 to 9 a.m. From 9:15 to 9:30, Skeeter will be at a local daycare. From 10 -10:30, Skeeter can be found at Wells Fargo Bank in Big Stone City, SD, and at Cenex in Ortonville from 11:30 to 12:30. Skeeter's afternoon will begin at 1 p.m., when she will head to the Ortonville Pool. From 1:30 to 2 p.m., Skeeter will be at the Ortonville Public Library, and at Minnwest Bank from 2-2:30 p.m. She will end her day at Dairy Queen in OrtonviUe, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The circus on July 21 will be held near Lakeside Park, across from the foot of Big Stone Lake. The day's events will begin at 9 a.m., when the public is invited to watch Barbara and Connie, the Circus' African elephants lift the big top. At 10 a.m., a 45- minute Endangered Species Show and walking tour of the Circus Grounds will be held. The Endangered Species Show focuses on such topics as the current problems facing wild African ele- phants, how and why Barbara and Connie joined the Circus, and how the circus staff cares for each animal, including hygiene, grooming and vet- erinary attention. The show is presented in a way everyone, young and old, can learn about Barbara and Connie and the rest of the animals in the Circus Family. Circus performances will be held that day at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Culpepper and Merriweather has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. The authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured on National Geographic's Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Arizona Highways Magazine and the A & E Special: Under The Big Top. Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance at Cenex C-Store, Carlson Drug, The Ortonville Independent, Big Stone Lake Area Chamber office, all in Ortonville, or Wells Fargo Bank in Big Stone City, SD. Advance ticket prices are $5 for children 12 and younger, children under two are admitted for free, and $7 for adults. Tickets will be avail- able on the day of the circus for $2 more. Kids can also enter the color- ing contest for a chance to win free tickets, Anyone who needs a coloring sheet can pick one up at The Ortonville Independent. For more information on any of the Circus events, contact Orlou at Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-839-3284. PEEWEE BASEBALL TEAMMEMBERS are pictured above. In front, Taylor Barnhardt, Brandon Folk, Zachary Giossi, Tom Rausch and Austin Schneider. Row Two, Chase Kuefler, Damian Pillatzke, Mitchell Torgerson, Brandon Carlson and Joey Kaiser. In back, Coaches David Rausch, Dan Rausch, and Scott Schneider. ' U Let s clan. 0 fW c00ptmy,o00 During the summer months;'we have many visitors to our beautiful city, Perhaps some of these are thinking about relocating their business, finding a place to retire, or just a place to spend their vaca- tions. First impressions can make such a difference. If there are spots around that would look better if a little clean- up work is done,'why not do it. Your business or home may have weeds around the foundation or sidewalk, perhaps your yard has some areas that could look better with a little TLC, why not spend some time and spruce those places up. TRAM and the COUPLES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be bringing in over 1,200 people who will be touring our town July 26, 27, and 28th. In August, our annual CORN FESTIVAL will bring many visitors to town. Let us each do our best to show off Big Stone City and Ortonville at their best!!!!!!! Bonanza Center * Bonanza Education Center will h6'Id itg ftrst an'nual meeting on Tuesday, July 22nd from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Center. Supper will be served along with musical entertainment, children's activities and door prizes. Keynote speaker will be Patrick Moore of JavaRiver Coffee House of Montevideo. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bonanza is located 18 miles north of Ortonville or 8 miles south of Beardsley on Highway 7. For more information, please call the Bonanza Coordinator at 320-265-6944. DelRose Karels celebrates 80 DelRose Karels of Ortonville will observe her 80th birthday on July 9th, 2003. If you would like to send her a card, her address is: 301 1st St NW Lakeside Apts #211 Ortonville, MN 56278. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 iiiiiiii˘0000iiii!il] !00iiii!i! 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $49.95 $25.95 Per Lb. COUNTRY RING -- SAUSAGE ................ 82.79 Per Lb, DELl HAM,.....,..,,"..$2.29 BUFFALO AVAILABLE - Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. QUARTERS OR SLOES ................. 01.49 Locally Grown - Per Lb. fdfe HALF A HOG .................... I:TI::I- RE ACCEPT EBT CARDS Government Program now offers 100% financing for homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota Moderate income families living in rural areas now the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only population, outside large metro areas - or in the country • New Homes • Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the 100% financing now • You must have adequate and dependable income • You must have reasonably good credit. • After purchase, you must occupy the dwelling. FREE 12 page report- "Secrets of Smart Homebu If you're interested in owning your own home call now - Fast, easy and free pre-qualification over the phone. Jamie Mlttelstaedt Call Today 00Midstate Ortonville INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING NOTICE We will be receiving Wednesday & FURNITURE TAKEN BY OPEN 'TIL 5:00 PM New this week...AudioVox Home with DVD - still in box! ULTRASONIC BLIND CLEA ANDERSON TUXEDO Etc. Consi: Rita Buck, OwnerOperator 135 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Are your ene making you RUUD's combination heating and cooling offer year round saw Before your next energy bill arrives, call Silhouette gas furnaces and , systems offer that can energy bill: Rely on Bill's Plumbing, Heati & Air Conditionin ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE 8 I :i. NATURAL GAS. THE BEST ENERGY ON Page 2 00INDEPENDENT Here's an oddity for you. Recently, we carried a story in these columns about a Gaylord McMahon of Nashville, TN, who many years ago worked for Herb McDowell in the Ford Garage here. Gaylord was spending a couple days visiting here and looking over some of his former stomping grounds. You may recall we published a photo of Gaylord and his wife after spending a night at the Econo Lodge Motel here. About a week later, we received a phone call from former resident and long-time reader Mrs. Jerri Hutchinson (nee Agnes Mueller), now of Marysville, Washington. She wanted to know the address and phone number of Mr. McMahon, as she dated him when he worked here. In talking with Jerri, we learned a lot. She changed her name from Agnes to Jerri, as she didn't like the former name. She is in her 80's and lives alone, her husband, Edward, having died 11 years ago, after being in business for himself in the air conditioning and refrigeration business for 26 years. Jerri informed us she was the first OHS Homecoming Queen, back in the year 1937, when she graduated. We obliged her by finding the address of Gaylord and assume by now, the two are doing some corresponding and/or phone calling. Indeed, a small world! Long-time friend, reader and former resident, Louise (nee LaCombe) Mortenson, now of Granite Falls, writes: "I'm sure you remember me, Jim (and well we do). In reading your paper of the 24th of June this year, you had a picture in the 'good old days' section that said Robert and Harriet Fredrickson were not liv- ing...but they are still living. I am surprised that some of the other relatives didn't catch this, but didn't see any- thing in this week's paper. Just wanted to set the record  tralght nfhl * v d by another reader, namely Barbara Brown of Eden Prairie, found elsewhere this column. A reader friend called us today, asking why there was not a handicap accessible ramp at our Ortonville Golf Clubhouse. We know not why, but for sure, there should be one there...for often times persons who are handicapped frequent the club- house...if not for golf, for dining! From Eden Prairie, read- er Barbara Braun writes "in regard to the picture in the Good Old Days section of your paper taken at the FREDRIKON house. I was delighted to see the picture, but upset after reading the caption. Robert Fredrikson lives in lllinios and Harriet Fredrikson Rehnke lives in Colorado...so you see they are very much alive• I should know as I'm their sister. Obviously, Mr. Schoen does not know much about our family. Please note spelling of our family name. Mrs. Jim (nee Pat Toner) Martinson, formerly of Ortonville now of Brainerd, sets us straight on the year that a recent photo was taken that appeared in our "Good Old Days" section of our June 17th issue this year. The caption under the photo stated the photo was taken at the Centennial in 1964. She points out the year was 1974. Pat once worked as Secretary to our C&C. Sons of Norway pot luck this Thursday Sons of Norway will hold a potluck picnic along with a club auction this Thursday, July 10th, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Middle Brook Circle. Everyone is to bring 10-12 items for the auction. The June meeting was held on the 12th at the Circle. Vice President Marlowe presided. Anna Marie Larson gave a talk on her trip to a Viking exhibit in Minneapolis. She talked about the ships, the clothing they wore and the jewelry they wore. A film was shown about the Vikings and their, skilled craftmans making ships. Culpepper & Merriweather announces pre-circus shows The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be coming to Ortonville on Monday, July 21 with two perfor- mances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. To promote the upcoming circus, Skeeter the Clown will be visiting the area on Wednesday, June 9 Skeeter wilt be visiting businesses in Ortonville and Big Stone City, SD on July 9 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. She will begin her day by strolling Ortonville's Second Street between 8 and 8:30 a.m. She will be heading to KDIO Radio from 8:30 to 9 a.m. From 9:15 to 9:30, Skeeter will be at a local daycare. From 10 -10:30, Skeeter can be found at Wells Fargo Bank in Big Stone City, SD, and at Cenex in Ortonville from 11:30 to 12:30. Skeeter's afternoon will begin at 1 p.m., when she will head to the Ortonville Pool. From 1:30 to 2 p.m., Skeeter will be at the Ortonville Public Library, and at Minnwest Bank from 2-2:30 p.m. She will end her day at Dairy Queen in OrtonviUe, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The circus on July 21 will be held near Lakeside Park, across from the foot of Big Stone Lake. The day's events will begin at 9 a.m., when the public is invited to watch Barbara and Connie, the Circus' African elephants lift the big top. At 10 a.m., a 45- minute Endangered Species Show and walking tour of the Circus Grounds will be held. The Endangered Species Show focuses on such topics as the current problems facing wild African ele- phants, how and why Barbara and Connie joined the Circus, and how the circus staff cares for each animal, including hygiene, grooming and vet- erinary attention. The show is presented in a way everyone, young and old, can learn about Barbara and Connie and the rest of the animals in the Circus Family. Circus performances will be held that day at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Culpepper and Merriweather has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. The authentic One-Ring, Big Top Circus has been featured on National Geographic's Explorer TV series, Entertainment Tonight, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Arizona Highways Magazine and the A & E Special: Under The Big Top. Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance at Cenex C-Store, Carlson Drug, The Ortonville Independent, Big Stone Lake Area Chamber office, all in Ortonville, or Wells Fargo Bank in Big Stone City, SD. Advance ticket prices are $5 for children 12 and younger, children under two are admitted for free, and $7 for adults. Tickets will be avail- able on the day of the circus for $2 more. Kids can also enter the color- ing contest for a chance to win free tickets, Anyone who needs a coloring sheet can pick one up at The Ortonville Independent. For more information on any of the Circus events, contact Orlou at Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-839-3284. PEEWEE BASEBALL TEAMMEMBERS are pictured above. In front, Taylor Barnhardt, Brandon Folk, Zachary Giossi, Tom Rausch and Austin Schneider. Row Two, Chase Kuefler, Damian Pillatzke, Mitchell Torgerson, Brandon Carlson and Joey Kaiser. In back, Coaches David Rausch, Dan Rausch, and Scott Schneider. ' U Let s clan. 0 fW c00ptmy,o00 During the summer months;'we have many visitors to our beautiful city, Perhaps some of these are thinking about relocating their business, finding a place to retire, or just a place to spend their vaca- tions. First impressions can make such a difference. If there are spots around that would look better if a little clean- up work is done,'why not do it. Your business or home may have weeds around the foundation or sidewalk, perhaps your yard has some areas that could look better with a little TLC, why not spend some time and spruce those places up. TRAM and the COUPLES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be bringing in over 1,200 people who will be touring our town July 26, 27, and 28th. In August, our annual CORN FESTIVAL will bring many visitors to town. Let us each do our best to show off Big Stone City and Ortonville at their best!!!!!!! Bonanza Center * Bonanza Education Center will h6'Id itg ftrst an'nual meeting on Tuesday, July 22nd from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Center. Supper will be served along with musical entertainment, children's activities and door prizes. Keynote speaker will be Patrick Moore of JavaRiver Coffee House of Montevideo. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bonanza is located 18 miles north of Ortonville or 8 miles south of Beardsley on Highway 7. For more information, please call the Bonanza Coordinator at 320-265-6944. DelRose Karels celebrates 80 DelRose Karels of Ortonville will observe her 80th birthday on July 9th, 2003. If you would like to send her a card, her address is: 301 1st St NW Lakeside Apts #211 Ortonville, MN 56278. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 iiiiiiii˘0000iiii!il] !00iiii!i! 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $49.95 $25.95 Per Lb. COUNTRY RING -- SAUSAGE ................ 82.79 Per Lb, DELl HAM,.....,..,,"..$2.29 BUFFALO AVAILABLE - Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. QUARTERS OR SLOES ................. 01.49 Locally Grown - Per Lb. fdfe HALF A HOG .................... I:TI::I- RE ACCEPT EBT CARDS Government Program now offers 100% financing for homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota Moderate income families living in rural areas now the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only population, outside large metro areas - or in the country • New Homes • Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - income, credit worthiness and the appraised value of the 100% financing now • You must have adequate and dependable income • You must have reasonably good credit. • After purchase, you must occupy the dwelling. FREE 12 page report- "Secrets of Smart Homebu If you're interested in owning your own home call now - Fast, easy and free pre-qualification over the phone. Jamie Mlttelstaedt Call Today 00Midstate Ortonville INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING NOTICE We will be receiving Wednesday & FURNITURE TAKEN BY OPEN 'TIL 5:00 PM New this week...AudioVox Home with DVD - still in box! ULTRASONIC BLIND CLEA ANDERSON TUXEDO Etc. Consi: Rita Buck, OwnerOperator 135 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Are your ene making you RUUD's combination heating and cooling offer year round saw Before your next energy bill arrives, call Silhouette gas furnaces and , systems offer that can energy bill: Rely on Bill's Plumbing, Heati & Air Conditionin ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE 8 I :i. NATURAL GAS. THE BEST ENERGY ON Page 2 00INDEPENDENT