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in nv :< / " TEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED in this wreck of a Chicago Milwaukee passenger train at Odess on Dec. 18, 1911. These photos were taken by L. Radke of Bellingham. FOR THE WEEK OF July 14, 2009 10 YEARS AGO July 13, 1999 Ortonville Mayor Dave Ellingson proclaimed the week of July 18-24 as "Clean up Ortonville Week" at the regular meeting of Ortonville's City Council last Monday. Go ahea.d, turn on those Christmas lights !hat you haven't taken down since last year. Really, it's OK; the neighbors won't laugh (much). It's "Christmas in July" crazy days in Ortonville Saturday! Educator, author and editor Leona Kriesel Cox visited Ortonville to reminisce with old friends and to show her daughter where Leona grew up. Leona spent much of her time back in the 1920s at the Ortonville Library, while here, Leona and her daughter visit- ed the library, at which time she presented one of her latest books as a donation to the library. Sara Scoblic was the winner of the Harley Davidson leather jacket in the Big Stone City Fire Department drawing. Ron Athey of Ortonville was the lucky winner of a 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster 883. 25 YEARS AGO a strong possibility, however, that July 11, 1984 the local office may not be closed, Big Stone County's 1984 Fair if local action pays off. in Clinton opens this Thursday, New courthouse hours will be July 12, with 4-H livestock entry instituted Aug. 1. After that date, day. The Great American midway the employees of the courthouse is also scheduled to open on will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. daily, but will not work Saturdays. Farm chemicals valued at Presently they are working from between $8,000 and $9,000 were 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays stolen from Clinton Feed and Seed and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on sometime early last Friday morn- Saturdays. ing. Big Stone County Sheriff Bud Darla Stock of the Odessa Jolly Haukos said thieves gained entry Workers 4-H Club has won the through a window of the frameSafety Achievement Award for her building used to store the chemi- entry in the 4-H Safety Slogan con- cals. test in Big Stone County. Darla's Elroy Roelke and his brother,slogan read "Be a Safety Sign All Ron both formerly of Ortonville the Time." and Odessa areas, purchased the General Electric men from Foxwood Inn in Appleton. Minneapolis are still hard at work The following births were on repairing danage done to the recorded at the Ortonville Hospital; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Stuckey of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Pederson of Bellingham. THIS COLUMN SPONSORED BY P.O. 80X 98, BIG STONF- C~TY, 5721G PH, 862-8143 COLLEEN & GAVLE HEDGE, OWNERS 50 YEARS AGO July 16, 1959 Word was received this week by Paul Beckel, of Big Stone County FHA Supervisor, that the office here was to be closed effective about Aug. 21 of this year. There is By Gall Maxwell celebrated Donna's birthday at Pizza Dewayne Strei from Ortonville were 839-2207 Ranch Tuesday evening, July 7. also there. A Ballhagen family reunion was Arlin and Verna Angerhofer were Delores Bengston just got back held at the Big Stone City Park on Friday, July 3 overnight and most of from spending a week and a half at Saturday, the 4th with about 30Saturday during the day guests at Washburn, ND with her son Paul and members attending. Cindy Angerhofer's home in Buffalo. wife Diane Bengston and family. She July 3 weekend guests of Lamoine They returned home Saturday left to go to Washburn on June 21. On Herrmann were Nell and June evening. Friday, July 3 they and Delores's Docherty of Buffalo, and Lloyd On Sunday, July 5 Mary Whiting daughter Sarah Bengston went to Ballhagen and Sonia Hayse of and Frances Murphy from MilbankWatertown, SD tovisit Rod and Cindy Hutchinson, KS. visited Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Bublitz. On the third of July Diane Recently Delrose Karels was a On Sunday afternoon Jean Elsinger of Bengston's birthday party was at the coffee guest at Lamoine Hermann's. Wilmot and her friend Clark Hanson Ramkota Hotel. All of Diane's Pam, Peter, and Noah Steinke had visited, children gathered there along with supper the 4th of July with Don and Paula Rausch is a member of theDelores Bengston. On the 4th of July Zelda Kohl and family and friends. Swingtime Band and they played at was the Bengston family reunion. Pat and Joan Kvidera of Northridge on Sunday night, July 5. Paul and Diane Bengston; Sarah Minneapolis visited John and Jerri Bengston; Christopher and Jenny Van Hout on Saturday, July 4. Lou and Marie Brown were over to Bengston and Hunter and Madison; Shari and Rick Hansen from Steve and Terri Brown's for a 4th of Chad, Amber, and Trevor Bengston; Leavenworth, KS visited her parents July party. Terri had all her brothers and Dwight and Susie Jans and Josh Shirley and Louis Voeltz. They also and sisters, her parents, and and Jordan were among the 60 people came for Shari's 30th class reunion in grandmother at the party. Kathy and who were at the Bengston family Milbank. Scott Larson and Matt and his fianc6 reunion at Cindy and Rod Bublitz's Donna Rabe's family and children Erin all from Alexandria and Julie and home. YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP MORE THAN 60 ENTRIES took part in the 125th anniversary parade in Marietta Sunday. The city hosted a fun event which drew many back to the community. a rea Qualify for up to $1500 tax credit on existing homes for 2009.10 taxes! Berkner Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning West Hwy. 12 Ortonville, MN 320-839-3234 Y~S By Adelaide Kirchberg Kirchberg of Mukilteo, WA, Jane Mrs. Irene Mathison of Ortonville Perry of Mt. Lake Terrace, WA spent and daughter Mrs. Alan Karels of Thursday, June ll until Wednesday, Texas were Saturday afternoon June June 17 at the home of their mother 13 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Mrs. AdeladieKirchberg. Fro~ the files o! the Kirchberg home. Twelve Senior Citizens enjoyed the Ortonville Independent Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hoffman and pot luck dinner at St. Joseph's school sons of Red Wing are spending aon Tuesday, June 16, 2009. The week at the Hoffman farm. Sunday afternoon was spent playing bingo, evening, June 14 visitors were Mrs. cards, and visiting. The next pot luck generator at the local Otter Tail Alyce Kremer of Mobile, AL, Mr. and will be held July 21, 2009 and all Power plant as the result of an Mrs. Vern Maslow, Jim Maslow ofSeniors are welcome. explosion in the plant last month, rural Cambridge, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg Plant Superintendent Harold Jesser Karels of Forest Lake, Mr. and Mrs. visited Alphonse Schmieg at Lakeside reports it will be sometime the mid- Ed Daphinais of Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Apartment and Alfred Volkenant at dle of August before the plant is Ron Croft of Omaha, NE, Mr. andNorthridge on Sunday evening, June once again in full operation.Mrs. Joe Forletti of St. Paul, Evie 14. Hoffman Rowe of Rosenville was a Paul Kirchberg and Jane Perry of 70 YEARS AGO weekend guest. Washington, Peter Kirchberg and July 13,1939 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman, Mr.granddaughter of Texas left Several important items of busi- and Mrs. Ken Adelman and familyWednesday, June.17 to spend until ness were taken up by the city were among relatives that attended the Thursday at the Tom Kichberg home council in regular session reunion of the late Andrew and Susan in New Ulm and returned to their Wednesday night, headed by beach Adelman at Lakeside Park in homes on Thursday afternoon, June improvement business. Mayor Ortonville on Saturday, June 13, 2009. 18, 2009. Wickland told the group that he June 13 weekend guests at the Ray Mr. and Mrs. Steye Millerbernd expected to contact Morrell and Schuelke home were Alan Schuelke of and Noah of St. Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, architects who drew origi- Montevideo, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Derek Jones and girls of Andover, Mr. nal plans for the proposed Schuelke and Alex of Lennox, SD, and Mrs. Marty Millerbernd and Eahtonka Beach project with the Mr. and Mrs. Mandley Davis and family of Omaha, NE were June 13 view of getting an alternate plan Connor of Sioux Falls and all attended weekend guests at the Lester doing away with the peninsula and the Bellingham School Reunion Millerbernd home and attended the other minor changes as one of the activities during the weekend. Bellingham School Reunion and plans to be presented before the Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke, activities during the weekend. public meeting. Barbara Kanthak, Cathy and Michelle Monday, June 15 supper and Ortonville's original Sweet Harstad attended the 50 year Jubilee evening guests at the Steve Barr home Corn Festival will be held again of Sr. Elaine Roggenbuck at Ortonville were Peter Kirchberg's this year. It is scheduled for a two Francis Convent in Hankinson, ND on granddaughter of Texas, Jane Perry of day run Sept. 5 and 6 according to Saturday, June 13 2009. Washington, Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg. a vote taken on the proposal at the The family of Mrs. Adelaide Monday evening visitors at the regular Town and Farm Club meet- Kirchberg hosted an open house party Larry Drobny home were Paul Drobny ing. in honor of her 90th birthday at St. and Nancy Gunderson of River Falls The resignation of Jack Isler, Joseph's school on Sunday, June 14, Wisconsin. They all enjoyed supper night patrolman for the past several 2009. together with Matt and Theresa years, was accepted effective July Peter Kirchberg and granddaughter Drobny. 8. Mayor Wickland has appointed Emma of Chappell Hill, TX, Paul Cliff Oswood in his place.~ Oswood is expected to take over the job DAY ~/-/ shortly. Meanwhile, Frank Tureen CRAZY has been filling in. Miss Mildred Erickson of Blackduck has been added to the Ortonville High School facility to ~. ~. - - fill the vacancy left by the former Winnifred Barber. Miss Barber resigned at the close of the school . year. Richard Larsen and family, Kevin and Lori Bogenrief and family, Todd Including A Bonanza Of and Diane Larsen and family, Trudy BEADED dr, and Dale Martig, Jarred and Michele [CJ~I.~.~T~ ~J 100to~ 4 ( Martig and son Marshall, and John ~/'/,~/~ B,~ and Karen Larsen were home at Marion Larsen's for the 4th of July weekend. I Donavon Loeschke, his son Derrick and wife Eliza Loeschke, and Donavon's nephew Lonnie and wife Terry Loeschke and their newly adopted son Justin went out to the * Black Hills on Wednesday, July i and "o'. stayed until Sunday, July 5. Derrick 0rt0nvUle, MN 56278 Phone 839-3262 . and Eliza stayed until Monday, July 6 to visit her relatives. They all had fun ourweein int s 1 Terry, Lonnie, Donavon, Justin, and Windshield e acement Cindy went out to Donavon and Cindy s daughter Kendra and Adam Sp lty! Radermacher s of near Rosen for S ecia supper. Tami and Dan Gangelhoff and Jacob and Nicole from New Ulm, and Karin and Stuart Moser and Samantha, Cody, Jack, and Halley of Beaver Creek spent the 4th of July weekend at the home of Don and Joan Reiffenburger. Les Iverson is now back at home and recuperating from his latest surgery. Kathy, Jessica, and Mason Goldsmith from Sioux Falls and friend Kevin Perdue from Sioux Falls, Trent Jacobs of Coon Rapids, Dennis and Jan Krause, Ryan and Brian Krause all of Milbank, Kris Krause of Minneapolis, Darren and Lori Jutting, Ashley and Kayla Tillman, and Paige Athey all of Twin Brooks, Alisia Feen of Milbank, Pat Delgehausen of Big Stone, and Vernon and Gert .Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area Goldsmith all spent the 4th of July at .Free Estimates the Krause cabin at Big Stone Lake. .100% Customer Satisfaction Ashley Tillman of Twin Brooks .Quality Service spent Saturday night, July 4 with her grandmother Pat Delgehausen. Kayla Tillman of Twin Brooks stopped to visit Vernon and Gert Goldsmith on Sunday evening, July 5. COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 Tuesday, July 14, 2009 ~~,~ INDEPENDENT Page 5