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old days in the Ortonville area LIS BUSINESSMAN AND POLITICIAN Wheelock here bowling a line at the former Ortonville Granite where Family Service Center is today. Wheelock for the office of Minnesota governor. He's the Minnesota Vikings. Photo was taken 1960s. sworn into office last 1993 Wednesday by County Auditor :claration is Judith Pattison. the Big City Councilman LaVaile COmmissioners Berkner resigned from the agen- Council last Monday stating rains that a conflict of interest was the reason for resigning. ;gerson was Nassau will be observing their Centennial this weekend, July 16, 17 and 18. Jim and Donna Rabe of Big Stone City were the Grand Marshals of the Inkpa Day parade. Bill Pansch of Appleton had a hole in one on the sixth hole of the Ortonville Golf Course recently. 25 YEARS AGO July 5, 1978 Wayne Schoon is pictured in a cornfield near Ortonville in shoulder high corn. Frieda Fahje, owner of the Faber Beauty Shop, has sold the shop to Carol Wolischlager. Frieda had worked there for 47 years. Lavinia Corpus of the Philippines will be staying with the Herb Streich family as a foreign exchange student. Bob Schreiner was the principal speaker of this years Girl State sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Sellin of Ortonville at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO July 23, 1953 First services will be held Sunday at the new Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson will observe their Golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 26 at the Harold Hanson home. Members of the Ortonville City Council voted to purchase a new fire truck to be available for use on the farms in the sur- rounding area. Relatives and friends hon- ored the Ed Sackreiters on their 50th wedding anniversary on July 12 at the First English Lutheran Church and Rev. and DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Mrs. K. Knutsen were honored at the Eidskog Lutheran Church. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. James Rabe of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. James Mellon of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Floris Thielke of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO June 29, 1933 Two cent postage rate on first class mail sent to the same address and the sender will be restored July 1st. Out of town mail will continue to b three vcents. A house owned by Fred Cibart and occupied by the Otto Schmidt family went up in smoke when it was struck by lightning early Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hippie were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24th at their home in Pleasant Valley. Word was received that Mr. and Mrs. Leonard VonEschen of Chicago are the parents of a son. news F Check out our web site at k, www.ortonvilleindepetulent.com J Area news digest Ill MORRIS-A warrant was issued Thursday for Theresa Annette Unrau, 20, of Morris, for her failure to appear in Stevens County District Court on two felony check forgery charges and one lesser theft charge. According to the criminal complaint, on April 15, UMM Police Officer Chuck Grussing received a call from Pat Kieffer at Bremer Bank stating a UMM student named Jamie Compean had reported his checks allegedly stolen and being forged. Unrau admitted, the complaint stated, that she had forged Compean's signature on six checks and also confessed to stealing the blank checks from Compean. The combined value of those six checks,the complaint alleges was $548. The complaint also alleges that another warrant is outstanding for Unrau's arrest in Winnipeg, Canada for theft. BENSON-The Benson Police Dept. received information on June 23 regarding a clandestine methamphetamine lab which was reportedly in an apartment in the city of Benson. Officers immediately responded to the information and obtained consent to search the residence. Upon arrival, officers found that the meth lab was portable and had been moved prior to their arrival. After interviewing witnesses, officers determined that the lab had been loaded into the trunk of a car which belonged to a Willmar resident. Benson Police Dept. officers contacted the Willmar Police Dept. and the CEE VI Drug Task Force with the information. Willmar Police and Task Force Agents located the vehicle in the city of Willmar. Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested for the crime. Two of the adult males were from Benson and one was from Willmar. The meth lab was subsequently recovered at one of the suspect's residences. BARRETT-A seven-year-old Barrett girl was struck by lightning last Monday. Kayla White suffered scattered burns on her back and right shoulder after lightning struck her family's home during Monday's thunderstorm. Except for burns and frazzled nerves, Kayla emerged unscathed, a Grant County sheriff's deputy said. The family had cut short a camping trip because of the storm and returned home. The girl was picking up dolls near the dining room about I p.m. when lightning struck the house, apparently hitting a TV antenna, authorities said. The lightning caused flames, cracked the ceiling and pulled nails from the walls, said Kayla's mother. l Which one of these three is going to be 80? If you guessed Isabel Kraemer, you are right. Come help us celebrate the event at her house... she doesn't even know yet! WHEN: Saturday, July 19th WHERE: 532 Cliff St., Ortonville TIME: 1:00-3:00 PM No gifts please - just your presence, i i i ii i i , i ii ]11 i> , 27th Glen, Stenson from erud from Unmie Jo Abbas the week-end Maynard and fro i Granite Coubal along with Jim )on, June 29th Montevideo Coubal. nd Barb and 1:1 spent Coubal. Oregon is and ,t M, nday, June Hanson Clifford and Hanson on uly 1st Lillian ighter Ann and Lizzie 2nd Rev. John Pleh a visited and Alton and Autumn visited for a i and Brooke e visited John a and Brooke are John and Anna's grandchildren. Patty and Scott Anderson of Lakeville were here on June 21st for Patty's class reunion of Ortonville and also visited John and Anna Rothi. Brooke and Kayla then went home with their parents Patty and Scott. John and Anna Rothi were Thursday, June 26th supper guests of Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann. Sunday, June 29th John and Anna Rothi visited Anna's mother Hazel Gibson of Beardsley. Centennial Club met at Mary Ann Ulrich's cottage for a potluck supper. They were treated to a pontoon ride first. After which they enjoyed their potluck supper and then had their business meeting and Lesson. The lesson was on "Put Your Heart and Soul into Walking". New business was election of officers and discussion on July meeting. Niki Swenson and Cassandra Dragt had a little visit with Faith Sprung Friday afternoon, June 27th. Jerry and Alma Jorgenson were Sunday evening, June 29th visitors at the Vernon and Bert Longhenry's home. Grandchildren Peter and Emma Read accompanied their grandparents Oscar and Jane Streed for a camping week-end at Beaver Trails near Austin, with Eric and Lisa Streed. On the return trip they visited Curt and Diane Streed and children at Lakeville. The)' particularly enjoyed boating on Lake Petin. Dean Van Hout and daughter Mallory from Colorado spent last RAZY DAZE }[ out our Crazy Days this Saturday, July 12th in Milbank! //ARmMIRE a, in. Milbank, SD 57252 605-432-5665 week visiting relatives and friends. Dean enjoyed the Clinton baseball reunion. He visited his parents and family and attended his uncle's birthday on Saturday night. Mallory thoroughly enjoyed playing with all her cousins. Melissa Johnson from Milbank and a friend from Coon Rapids visited Amanda Jensen on Wednesday, July 2nd. Alice Anderson of Milbank visited Amanda Jensen Wednesday forenoon, July 2nd. Darlene Mikkleson visited Amanda Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels enjoyed a trip to Chicago for Sister June Karels' 50th Jubilee of Religious Profession and also the 90th anniversary of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence. They were gone from June 10th to June 14th. They had a wonderful time and saw some sights. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels attended the 50th Jubilee for Sister June in Rosen on Sunday, June 29th. They enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helgeson and family of Ortonville and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karels and family of Perham. Brandon and Sydney Karels spent 10 days with their grandparents Shirley and Roman Karels from June 19th to June 29th. Tuesday, July 1st Mrs. Roman Karels and Phyllis Thompson attended a 4-H style show in Clinton. Kara, Kaylee, and Jason Helgeson modeled clothes, They are the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels. Carol and Jane Asche of Nassau and Vernon and Bert Longhenry were Friday evening, July 4th visitors at the Jerry and Alma Jorgenson's home. Abiding Faith "Rancho Roundup" Bible School Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church will hold its vacation bible school the week of July 28 through Aug. 2nd from 6:30-9 p.m. Theme this year is "Rancho Roundup" where the children will learn about-their Good Shepherd. A team consisting of five members from the AFLC Bible School will lead the activities for the week along with volunteers from the parish. This vacation bible school is open to the community and parents should register their children by July 13th by calling the church at 839-3949 or Ronda Maas at 839-3574. MidcoNet" No More Excuses SUMMER SPECIAL 3 Months High Speed Internet $i47oo5 (Reg. $29.95/mo3 f JUST $19 FREE or a modem Installation (Reg. $149) ($50 value) THE FASTEST INTERNET IN TOWN Still using slow dial-up tnternet service? Switching to MidcoNet  High Speed Broadband Intemet has never been easier or more affordable! Call today and we'll take care of the switch. No more waiting. No more interruptions. No more missed opportunities. Call today and GET HOOKED! 1-800-888-1300 Still Not Convinced? Choose to lease a modem ($I0 a month for three months) and we'll let you appty  paym to  modem purchaSe. You'll get hooked with a modem for $49 You can't Iosel ...... ,,,,J,,, Midcontinent COMMUNICATIONS www.midcocomm.com Monthly service regulady $29.95. Modem purchase or lease required. Modem lease available for $I01per month, Service may not be available in all areas. Some restrictions may apply. Deposit may be required, Offer available through 7/31/03 "_ INDEPENDENT Page 7 old days in the Ortonville area LIS BUSINESSMAN AND POLITICIAN Wheelock here bowling a line at the former Ortonville Granite where Family Service Center is today. Wheelock for the office of Minnesota governor. He's the Minnesota Vikings. Photo was taken 1960s. sworn into office last 1993 Wednesday by County Auditor :claration is Judith Pattison. the Big City Councilman LaVaile COmmissioners Berkner resigned from the agen- Council last Monday stating rains that a conflict of interest was the reason for resigning. ;gerson was Nassau will be observing their Centennial this weekend, July 16, 17 and 18. Jim and Donna Rabe of Big Stone City were the Grand Marshals of the Inkpa Day parade. Bill Pansch of Appleton had a hole in one on the sixth hole of the Ortonville Golf Course recently. 25 YEARS AGO July 5, 1978 Wayne Schoon is pictured in a cornfield near Ortonville in shoulder high corn. Frieda Fahje, owner of the Faber Beauty Shop, has sold the shop to Carol Wolischlager. Frieda had worked there for 47 years. Lavinia Corpus of the Philippines will be staying with the Herb Streich family as a foreign exchange student. Bob Schreiner was the principal speaker of this years Girl State sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Sellin of Ortonville at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO July 23, 1953 First services will be held Sunday at the new Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hanson will observe their Golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 26 at the Harold Hanson home. Members of the Ortonville City Council voted to purchase a new fire truck to be available for use on the farms in the sur- rounding area. Relatives and friends hon- ored the Ed Sackreiters on their 50th wedding anniversary on July 12 at the First English Lutheran Church and Rev. and DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Mrs. K. Knutsen were honored at the Eidskog Lutheran Church. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. James Rabe of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. James Mellon of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Floris Thielke of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO June 29, 1933 Two cent postage rate on first class mail sent to the same address and the sender will be restored July 1st. Out of town mail will continue to b three vcents. A house owned by Fred Cibart and occupied by the Otto Schmidt family went up in smoke when it was struck by lightning early Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hippie were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24th at their home in Pleasant Valley. Word was received that Mr. and Mrs. Leonard VonEschen of Chicago are the parents of a son. news F Check out our web site at k, www.ortonvilleindepetulent.com J Area news digest Ill MORRIS-A warrant was issued Thursday for Theresa Annette Unrau, 20, of Morris, for her failure to appear in Stevens County District Court on two felony check forgery charges and one lesser theft charge. According to the criminal complaint, on April 15, UMM Police Officer Chuck Grussing received a call from Pat Kieffer at Bremer Bank stating a UMM student named Jamie Compean had reported his checks allegedly stolen and being forged. Unrau admitted, the complaint stated, that she had forged Compean's signature on six checks and also confessed to stealing the blank checks from Compean. The combined value of those six checks,the complaint alleges was $548. The complaint also alleges that another warrant is outstanding for Unrau's arrest in Winnipeg, Canada for theft. BENSON-The Benson Police Dept. received information on June 23 regarding a clandestine methamphetamine lab which was reportedly in an apartment in the city of Benson. Officers immediately responded to the information and obtained consent to search the residence. Upon arrival, officers found that the meth lab was portable and had been moved prior to their arrival. After interviewing witnesses, officers determined that the lab had been loaded into the trunk of a car which belonged to a Willmar resident. Benson Police Dept. officers contacted the Willmar Police Dept. and the CEE VI Drug Task Force with the information. Willmar Police and Task Force Agents located the vehicle in the city of Willmar. Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested for the crime. Two of the adult males were from Benson and one was from Willmar. The meth lab was subsequently recovered at one of the suspect's residences. BARRETT-A seven-year-old Barrett girl was struck by lightning last Monday. Kayla White suffered scattered burns on her back and right shoulder after lightning struck her family's home during Monday's thunderstorm. Except for burns and frazzled nerves, Kayla emerged unscathed, a Grant County sheriff's deputy said. The family had cut short a camping trip because of the storm and returned home. The girl was picking up dolls near the dining room about I p.m. when lightning struck the house, apparently hitting a TV antenna, authorities said. The lightning caused flames, cracked the ceiling and pulled nails from the walls, said Kayla's mother. l Which one of these three is going to be 80? If you guessed Isabel Kraemer, you are right. Come help us celebrate the event at her house... she doesn't even know yet! WHEN: Saturday, July 19th WHERE: 532 Cliff St., Ortonville TIME: 1:00-3:00 PM No gifts please - just your presence, i i i ii i i , i ii ]11 i> , 27th Glen, Stenson from erud from Unmie Jo Abbas the week-end Maynard and fro i Granite Coubal along with Jim )on, June 29th Montevideo Coubal. nd Barb and 1:1 spent Coubal. Oregon is and ,t M, nday, June Hanson Clifford and Hanson on uly 1st Lillian ighter Ann and Lizzie 2nd Rev. John Pleh a visited and Alton and Autumn visited for a i and Brooke e visited John a and Brooke are John and Anna's grandchildren. Patty and Scott Anderson of Lakeville were here on June 21st for Patty's class reunion of Ortonville and also visited John and Anna Rothi. Brooke and Kayla then went home with their parents Patty and Scott. John and Anna Rothi were Thursday, June 26th supper guests of Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann. Sunday, June 29th John and Anna Rothi visited Anna's mother Hazel Gibson of Beardsley. Centennial Club met at Mary Ann Ulrich's cottage for a potluck supper. They were treated to a pontoon ride first. After which they enjoyed their potluck supper and then had their business meeting and Lesson. The lesson was on "Put Your Heart and Soul into Walking". New business was election of officers and discussion on July meeting. Niki Swenson and Cassandra Dragt had a little visit with Faith Sprung Friday afternoon, June 27th. Jerry and Alma Jorgenson were Sunday evening, June 29th visitors at the Vernon and Bert Longhenry's home. Grandchildren Peter and Emma Read accompanied their grandparents Oscar and Jane Streed for a camping week-end at Beaver Trails near Austin, with Eric and Lisa Streed. On the return trip they visited Curt and Diane Streed and children at Lakeville. The)' particularly enjoyed boating on Lake Petin. Dean Van Hout and daughter Mallory from Colorado spent last RAZY DAZE }[ out our Crazy Days this Saturday, July 12th in Milbank! //ARmMIRE a, in. Milbank, SD 57252 605-432-5665 week visiting relatives and friends. Dean enjoyed the Clinton baseball reunion. He visited his parents and family and attended his uncle's birthday on Saturday night. Mallory thoroughly enjoyed playing with all her cousins. Melissa Johnson from Milbank and a friend from Coon Rapids visited Amanda Jensen on Wednesday, July 2nd. Alice Anderson of Milbank visited Amanda Jensen Wednesday forenoon, July 2nd. Darlene Mikkleson visited Amanda Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels enjoyed a trip to Chicago for Sister June Karels' 50th Jubilee of Religious Profession and also the 90th anniversary of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence. They were gone from June 10th to June 14th. They had a wonderful time and saw some sights. Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels attended the 50th Jubilee for Sister June in Rosen on Sunday, June 29th. They enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helgeson and family of Ortonville and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karels and family of Perham. Brandon and Sydney Karels spent 10 days with their grandparents Shirley and Roman Karels from June 19th to June 29th. Tuesday, July 1st Mrs. Roman Karels and Phyllis Thompson attended a 4-H style show in Clinton. Kara, Kaylee, and Jason Helgeson modeled clothes, They are the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Karels. Carol and Jane Asche of Nassau and Vernon and Bert Longhenry were Friday evening, July 4th visitors at the Jerry and Alma Jorgenson's home. Abiding Faith "Rancho Roundup" Bible School Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church will hold its vacation bible school the week of July 28 through Aug. 2nd from 6:30-9 p.m. Theme this year is "Rancho Roundup" where the children will learn about-their Good Shepherd. A team consisting of five members from the AFLC Bible School will lead the activities for the week along with volunteers from the parish. This vacation bible school is open to the community and parents should register their children by July 13th by calling the church at 839-3949 or Ronda Maas at 839-3574. MidcoNet" No More Excuses SUMMER SPECIAL 3 Months High Speed Internet $i47oo5 (Reg. $29.95/mo3 f JUST $19 FREE or a modem Installation (Reg. $149) ($50 value) THE FASTEST INTERNET IN TOWN Still using slow dial-up tnternet service? Switching to MidcoNet  High Speed Broadband Intemet has never been easier or more affordable! Call today and we'll take care of the switch. No more waiting. No more interruptions. No more missed opportunities. Call today and GET HOOKED! 1-800-888-1300 Still Not Convinced? Choose to lease a modem ($I0 a month for three months) and we'll let you appty  paym to  modem purchaSe. You'll get hooked with a modem for $49 You can't Iosel ...... ,,,,J,,, Midcontinent COMMUNICATIONS www.midcocomm.com Monthly service regulady $29.95. Modem purchase or lease required. Modem lease available for $I01per month, Service may not be available in all areas. Some restrictions may apply. Deposit may be required, Offer available through 7/31/03 "_ INDEPENDENT Page 7