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PLAYING BINGO AT THE FAIR was fun for the Eastman family. Doug Eastman of Ortonville is shown with his children left to right, Tristan, Austin, and Danny. (continued from page one) for their range, broiler, fryers, freezer and refrigerator, the temperature in the kitchen gets very hot and is not good for the life expectancy of the units or for the kitchen staff. On a 7-0 vote, the council approved the purchase of a Fujitsu 15 SEER 36,000 BTUs Ductless A/C from Larry's Refrigeration and Heating of Ortonville for $3,800. In other business, the Council approved a temporary liquor license for the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for TRAM on July 26 and Comfest Aug. 22. They also approved a temporary On-Sale liquor license for the VFW Aug I-2 at the Ortonville Armory and a temporary liquor license for the Ortonville Fire Department for Cornfest. Ruth Jensen of Ortonville was hired as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Ortonville Ambulance Service. She has com- pleted all her requirements and has her certificates in place. The council also appointed Kristi Delage to the Heritage Preservation Commission and David Tonn to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The next meeting of the Ortonville City Council will be held on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Office Meeting Room. Open house bridal shower set for Berning-Nelson You are cordially invited to an open house Bridal Shower in honor of Hilary Berning, bride-to-be of Ryan Nelson Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church reception hall, in Beardsley. The couple is registered at Target. Hilary is the daughter of Ed and Vicki Beming of Beardsley and the granddaughter of Virgil Doschadis and Gen Berning. Ryan Nelson is from Vermillion, SD but makes his home in Garrison, ND where he is a Park Ranger. Everyone is welcome. Methodist church to hold worship in Lakeside Park Ortonville, Clinton, Correll United Methodist church will be holding an outdoor worship service on July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Ortonville Everyone is welcome to attend. They will be grilling burgers and franks after the service-bring a dish to pass, if able. Open house baby shower set for Finnegan dames An open house baby shower for Finnegan James son of James and Stacy Thomas will be held Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ 3rd and Jackson Ave Ortonville, MN. All friends and family are wel- come. Library meet The Pioneerland Library System Executive/Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 6 p.m. in the community room at the WiUmar Public Library. If you would like an agenda, one is available at your local library. Cards of thanks CARD OF THANKS Thank you to all of the donors who made time to donate blood while .the bloodmobile was here in the Big Stone County Area. We had a suc- cessful drive, but this would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals. Thank you goes to the coordinators in the local commu- nities, callers/recruiters, greeters, can- teen workers, set up and take down people especially the First English Lutheran Youth group; meal prepar- ers and servers especially the Methodist Church in Beardsley, Graceville Women's Auxiliary, and the Trinity Lutheran Church of Graceville; babysitters, and any other people who help make the day suc- cessful. Thanks to the locations that allow us to come in and use their facilities: United Methodist Church of Beardsley, New Life Baptist Church of Ortonville, Clinton Memo- rial Building and the Graceville Com- munity Building. Thanks also to the following businesses or groups for their donations: Minnwest Bank, Graceville Country Market, Big Stone County Chapter of the Ameri- can Dairy Association, Coborns of Morris, Big Stone Lake Area VFW Ladies Auxifiary 3964, Jack and Carol Kleindl, and the Ortonville Women of the Moose. We also want to thank the following that contribut- ed to the Bloodmobile to help defray costs: Ortonville and Foster United Appeal Drives. Finally, thanks goes to the Ortonville Independent, North- ern Star, and KDIO radio for the excellent publicity that they provide for each drive. Virginia Schoon and Patty Athey, Beardsley; Gerry Lillehaug and Donna HoxteI1, Clinton; DO Farwell, Graceville; Sue Ctristensen, Ortonv~lle; Liz Ketz, Big Stone County Area 26-1" Coordinator M I N NWEST BAN K SI,MPL FREE C H EC KI N G MINNWEST BANK'S MASTERCARD ATM/DEBIT CARD NOW WITH OVER 15,000 SURCHARGE-FREE ATMs NATIONWIDE No minimum balance No monthly service charge FREE MasterCardATM/Debit Card* FREE MoneyPassATM transactions** FREE Online Banking FREE Online Bill Pay"l" Ortonville, MN 320,839-2568 21 Southeast 2nd Street PC Box 128 Ortonville, MN 56278 Minnwest Bank, we offer Simply .Free Checking great service with a personal touch. *MasterCard ATM/Debit Card available to qualified customers upon separate application. Free ATM transactions at Minnwest ATMs and at all MoneyPass locations. 1- Free wit'h Direct Deposit to qualified applicants. Member FDIC. Paws 4-H project in Milbank Aug. 8 Friendly Paws 4-H dog project is again hosting their Open dog show, to be held at the Grant County 4-H grounds, Milbank on Aug. 8. The show will start at 9 a.m. with classes in obedience and showman- ship. The ever popular costume class will be held approximately at noon. After noon will start the speed class agility, along with rally class. All-around award will be given in four age groups. This is a fund raiser for the group so that they can buy equipment and supplies. This show is open to everyone, kids and adults and those that just want to have fun with their dog. You do not need to be enrolled in the 4-H program to participate. DFL fair booth winner The winner of the American flag, given away by the Big Stone County DFL in the drawing at their booth at the Big Stone County Fair is Ruth Lindgren. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY MONTEVIDEO- Approximately 450 bikers participated in the fourth annual LTD Motorcycle Memorial Tour June 27 and another 200-300 were also involved. The tour honors the memory of Sgt. Jesse Lhotka, 1st Lt. Jason Timmerman, and SSG David Day, who died in Iraq Feb. 21, 2005. The ride also honored the 1-151st and 175th FSC Army National Guard soldiers who left the area for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. COTTONWOOD- The body of a 49-year-old Marshall man, Guadalupe Herrera, was recovered from School Grove Lake southeast of Cottonwood June 25. Herrera was killed after his boat caught on fire about 100 feet off sheer. Three other adult male occupants were in the boat and were able to swim to safety. TRACY- The consolidation between Tracy District 417 and Balaton District 411 became official July 1. The new district will be known as Tracy Area Public Schools. A consolidated board will include 14 members, or seven from each community. Over the years, the board will be reduced to seven. HOLLOWAY- On the early evening of Monday, June 29, at 5:28 p.m. the Swift County Sheriff's Office received at 911 call reporting a man trapped in a grain bin in Section 10 of Tara Township west of Clontarf. The Clontarf Fire Department, Benson Fire Department, Danvers First Responders, Benson Ambulance, Deputy Sheriffs and private citizens responded to the call where they found Lloyd Beyer, age 65, of Holloway partially buried in soybeansi Lloyd and his son, Travis, age 21, were unloading the bin with Travis on the outside and Lloyd inside without a harness. When Travis realized that Lloyd had become drawn into the beans he telephoned for help. He was transported by Benson Ambulance to the Swift County-Benson Hospital where he was treated and released. By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 John and Anna Rothi spent the July 3 weekend at Harold and Wesley Rothi's at Elk River. On the 4th they all visited with Curt, Linda, and Jessica Rothi of Anoka. Twyla Hinneberg's son Max and his wife Michelle from Aurora, CO came to visit Twyla on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11. Max and Michelle also attended a wedding. Twyla's daughter Beth Ann of Plymouth came to visit Twyla on Thursday, July 9 and stayed for several days. Joe and Gina Michaels visited her mother Fran Sester of Northridge on Sunday, July 5. Mr. and Mrs. Bakke of Willmar visited Sunday afternoon too. Gina Michaels visited her mother Fran Sester of Northridge all afternoon on Monday, July 6. Laura Lamb and the girls were in Perham to visit her parents; while Matt was at a class. Laura and the girls left for Perham on the 28th of June and returned July 2. Denny and Pat Spanton took their daughter Renata and Zack to Omaha on Sunday, July 5. On Monday, July 6 Renata and Zack flew to England. On July 2 Eric Randleman traveled to Ortonville in the morning to spend some time with his dad Craig Randleman playing golf. They played 18 holes and had lunch at the Ortonville Clubhouse. Later in the afternoon Jessie Randleman traveled to Ortonville with their two daughters Lucy and Greta. Also joining the Randlemans in Ortonville were Jenny and Sid Lien and their children Andy, Josh and Lindsey from Fargo. On Saturday, the 4th the Liens enjoyed the parade at Meadowbrook. In the afternoon the family all gathered along with the Garbe family Patty, Harlan, and Sara from Montevideo. In the evening the f~imily enjoyed watching fireworks over Big Stone Lake. Allison and Scott Van Aartsen and children from Rock Rapids, IA and Lisa Ver Meer from Little Rock, IA spent the weekend of July 3 with Jack and Elaine Gable. Joining them for the weekend were Kevin and Beth Gable and children of Ortonville. Many campers enjoyed a week of camping at Big Stone Camp for Christ on Big Stone Lake. There was first a week of senior high, then junior high, and then primary. The camp ran from June 15 through July 3. Bob Schluter from Bloomington visited his mother Phyllis Schluter and his brother Richard. He helped with mowing and tree trimming. They enjoyed the fireworks on Big Stone Lake. Wednesday afternoon, July 8 Virginia Wildung visited Johnny and Arlene Larson. Virginia used to be a neighbor of Johnny and Arlene before they moved to Fairway View Apartments. Lauryn Schumacher and his family visited Marlyn and Reva Schumacher for the 4th of July. Todd Stolpman and family from Egan came to visit his parents Urban and Ludie Stolpman the weekend of July 3. Palma Gutzman went to Don and Zelda Kohl's for the 4th of July. Evelyn Morris's sister-in-law Shirley Davidson from Fergus Falls, is visiting Evelyn for a few days. Shirley is also taking part in a reunion with friends from the Case Del Sol , Winter Park in Texas. They gathered at Dragt's RV Park. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, July 3 were Jerry Jorgenson and Merle Freng. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Wilfred and Gen Adelman drove to Montevideo to their daughter Merge and Mike Knudson's on June 30. Wilfred and Gen stayed over night. On July 1 Wilfred, Gen, and Merge drove to St. Cloud for a medical appointment for Wilfred. From there they drove to Mike and Marge's cabin on Stalker Lake near Fergus Falls. They had boat rides and watched their grandchildren go tubing on the water. Mike and his son Ryan came on July 2. On Saturday, July 4 they drove to a large strawberry farm and picked five ice cream buckets full of strawberries. On July 4 they saw five or six boats drive by decorated with the 4th of July and flags. On Sunday Merge brought Wilfred and Gen's son Don. They had a busy weekend. Charlie'sAngels 0,James Gregory FRG Meeting July 16 graduates at BSU at Graceville -,~3~::~ : ~-,~ " ~' : ~ ~~ James Gregory of Big Stone City, There will be a Charlie's Angels graduated from Bemidji State Family Readiness Group meeting on University with a bachelor of science Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the degree in aquatic biology at the con- Graceville Community Building. clusion of the 2009 Spring Semester. There will be someone from the Red Gregory was one of the 455 stu- Cross at the meeting to talk to the Siegel-Johnson dents completing undergraduategroup about the services they provide. degree requirements at BSU during Everyone is welcome to attend the have new son the semester, meetings. Beaux Clarence Johnson son of Derek Johnson and Jade Siegel of Correll, was born July 9, 2009 in Morris. He weighed eight lbs six Oz. was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin M. and Lisa Johnson of Appleton, Neil and Janet Siegel of Wheaten. Great Grandparents are Annette Moen of Appleton, Clarence A. Johnson of Ortonville, John DeLong of Morris, Doris Johnson of Ortonville, and Lorise Siegel of Wheaten. Birthday Party for Richard t. ICome help us celebrate Richard's I SURPRISE 80th birthday party on ~1~ 1111 ~O09 at the Traverse Cafe in downtown VI~. Everyone caK come and enjoy good food and fun from I to 3 Plqo Your presence is all we need. July 18th BARGAIN BINS of Yarns, Needles, % /I Scrapbooking Supplies and Morel N I UNIQUE GIFTS AND MORE! "~" I This Saturday, ,e,4t, inside and out! &G ft Sho p . Main Street Ortonville 320-839-2939 We're Celebrating Our with OFF (excluding fresh flowers and plants) Tuesday, July 14, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3 |