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/,//, By JDK A detailed explanation today  regarding the error in a recent issue listing folks as deceased who are very much alive: This from R.H. Fredrickson of Homewood, IL: "A few days ago our good friends, J.R. and Babe Parker of Big Stone sent us a clipping from your paper. It is under the heading of "Good old days in the Oronville Area" with a picture of six children and a dog. The picture is taken with a background of the Henry Fredrikson house who was my father and located on Pacific Ave. directly across from the Kaercher home at that time. I would like to set the record straight as you are correct in the back row to the left is myself and my sister Harriet. HOWEVER neither one of us are deceased as my sister Harriet just retired from work at 85 years old and I am still kicking more or less at almost 83 years. My sister lives in Denver. I enjoyed read- ing your column "Down Memory's Lane" as I have such fond memories of my first 10 Years living in Ortonville. Both of us were born in that house either by Dr. Shelver or Burr Karn. My father built that house just before they were married. My father initially worked for Carlson & Hasslen helping to build many hous- es and other buildings in Ortonville and the surrounding area. He then went on his own doing the same type of work. I have so many memories of Ortonville that I could write a small book on conditions of life from 1920 until we moved to Big Stone in 1930 where my father bought a farm that was located just north of the Catholic church. At that time he stated that carpenters were being paid ten cents an hour just to have something to do. At that time the main street of Ortonville was being paved with con- crete and the Peterson's ice houses were destroyed by fire destroying much of the paving supplies. Just below those ice houses was the first high school football field located on the "Bottoms" just east of the start of the Minnesota river. Saturday nite was a time when all the farmers with their families came to town to visit and shop with all the stores open for business. Main street was really crowded at that time. While people did not have very much money all seemed to have a good time. I left the area as a member of Company "L" of the Minnesota National Guard. Captain Earl Miller was our Company Commander with a Joe Petrick and a Weber as other officers. I could go on and on and on with so many fond recollections of life in Ortonville but I reckon I better stop and wish everyone in Ortonville and the surrounding area the very best of everything. ***** To crucify is easy and cowardly! To forgive and offer assistance takes forti- tude and spells manliness and humanness! The latter is what we hope is shown to Doug Tomschin, Big Stone County's Veteran's Service Officer, when he has his hearing this Friday. We urge a strong turnout of support for Doug, and we are certain there will be just that! For some reason, there are a few members of our County Board who stubbornly, as yet, can not see fit to forgive Doug for any of his wrong doings. We can't understand that, especially in the light of tons of tons of good deeds Doug has performed through his office to countless requests from area veterans and servicemen! Also, we can't understand why so much money is being spent on the matter! Let's hope that forgiveness prevails this Friday...as it rightly should! ***** So true, politics can be sickening! We refer to the case of many thinking that President Bush tried to "fool" the public on the Iraq war, by saying that Iraq had sought amounts of uranium from Afriea...citing that the President's words were not true. After a whole lot of accusations from the Democrats, it appears now the President wasn't so wrong at all! ***** Most Minnesota Twins die-hard fans seem to think this year's team will still win their division. Indeed, it would take nearly a miracle for that to happen, the way they are currently playing. Starting pitchers, as well as relievers, are looking terri- bier Fielding is equally as bad, and none of their hits are timely as they were so frequently last year. It just might not be their year! POWDERPUFF WINNING TEAM at the 2003 Big Stone City Fire Department Appreciation Days was the Big Stone City team. The ladies are pictured above (I-r): Karen Halvorson, Lynn Athey, Vicky Gulley and Jbdi Frevert. Dedicated to lending a helping hand to people in need, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans TM has launched the new Swift-Big Stone Thrivent Chapter, representing Thrivent members in Swift and Big Stone counties. The new chapter resulted from the merger of several Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) and Lutheran Brotherhood (LB) branches in the area. The fraternal benefit societies merged at the beginning of 2002 to form Thrivent Financial. "AAI and LB have a long history of reaching out to others," said Gordon Lindquist of Ortonville the Swift- Big Stone Chapter. "Merging the two organizations has created a Government Program now offers 100% financing fort homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota Moderate income families living in rural areas now h the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only in towns population, outside large metro areas- or in the country on New Homes Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - limited, income, credit worthiness and the appraised value 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 Homel If you're interested in owning your own home call now - Fast, easy and free pre-qua/ification over the phone. Jamie Mittelstaedt Call Today LLOCal Thrivent Financial for 00Midstate M, utherans Chapter organ,zed ....... alike in benevolent and volunteer activities. The board allocates the financial resources provided by the home office to make the biggest impact on the community and ensures that legal and administrative require- ments are met. Community members who identify needs in the community are encour- aged to contact one of the members of the board or a financial associate of Thrivent for an application. The board can provide matching funds for com- mumty fund raisers to meet urgent financial needs for families or individ- uals, or can provide seed money for work projects which involve volun- teer effort to meet the needs of com- munity, families or individuals. charitable powerhouse that will have a significant benevolent and volunteer impact on our region." Lindquist is part of a chapter lead- ership board. Other members include Marlin Rieppel vice president of Appleton, Karen Gronholz records director of Appleton, Delbert Folz financial director of Benson, Greta Yaeger congregational service team director of Ortonville, Ruth Hoffman assistant financial director of Graceville, Allen Gronfeld communi- ty service team director of Johnson and Shirl Botker events director of Ortonville. The leadership board meets monthly to seek ways to involve Thrivent members and nonmembers I .00cycL00:" :'il Summer Rec.Softba!l team members are ,mprov, ng Summer Rec. Girls' softball is in I 111| ml i" i i full swing, and the coaches have noted many improvements among the team throughout the season. According to Coaches Lindsay Swenson, Julia Nelson and Myron Mueller, the girls have come a long way since the first day of practice. "The girls have been hitting the balls much better this past week," said Swenson. She also mentions that the team's pitchers have been striking out more batters, and have not been walk- ing many. This year's summer team consists of players Tiffany GleBe, Ashley Eastman, Kayla Mielitz, Kayla Holker, Kayla Teske, Abby Knutson, Vicki Nelson, Courtney DaWald, Rachel Gruenwald, RaeAnn Thompson, Morgan Simonitch, Caitlin Barr, Jenny Athey, Ashma Trienen, Hannah Trienen, Alicia Wildung and Casey Arndt. "They are a really good group of girls to coach," said Nelson. "They are always working hard and improv- ing their skills." Coaches Mueller, Nelson and II Will be constructing state highway projects in the area. CALL BITUMINOUS PAVING, INC. for asphalt and seal coating services. Free estimates for driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. 1-800-827-1637 CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Sante Fe SAVE T GLS Loaded BUFFALO AVAILABLE We Accept EBT cardSl HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE Per Lb. SUMMER SAUSAGE ................ $2.79 Per Lb. DELl TURKEY ......... $2.99 4 SIZES OF STORAGE AREAS: 5'x10' "10'x10' "10'x20' "10'x30' Before ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 WDATION U INC. IW Can Gnr Bowed and Cracked Basement Walls? Wet Basement? GripTite Wall Anchor & Interior Drain Tile System Free Estimates i Lifetime Guarantee 1-800-430.5851 or 320-974-8729 II '00 GMC " SLT "00uad Cab" 4x4 Locally Grown Beef" per RS OR SIDI Locally Grown - per Lb. HALF A BUFFALO AVAILABLE ~ WE ACCEPT EBT Looki00 g for Lightning Fast CALL NATE'S N WIRELESS INTERNET... where your uploads are as fast as downloads' NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU You can be on line all the time and never get bumped ot! No need for that second phone line for the Internet, because it's wireless! I' Computer Sales & Service * Wireless Internet ;[ate's Net Your lntemet Provider - email: lori@nate'snet.com 325 S. Main Milbank, SD * 605-432-1222 26,000 .,,.. CO/Cass. Page 2 % INDEPENDENT /,//, By JDK A detailed explanation today  regarding the error in a recent issue listing folks as deceased who are very much alive: This from R.H. Fredrickson of Homewood, IL: "A few days ago our good friends, J.R. and Babe Parker of Big Stone sent us a clipping from your paper. It is under the heading of "Good old days in the Oronville Area" with a picture of six children and a dog. The picture is taken with a background of the Henry Fredrikson house who was my father and located on Pacific Ave. directly across from the Kaercher home at that time. I would like to set the record straight as you are correct in the back row to the left is myself and my sister Harriet. HOWEVER neither one of us are deceased as my sister Harriet just retired from work at 85 years old and I am still kicking more or less at almost 83 years. My sister lives in Denver. I enjoyed read- ing your column "Down Memory's Lane" as I have such fond memories of my first 10 Years living in Ortonville. Both of us were born in that house either by Dr. Shelver or Burr Karn. My father built that house just before they were married. My father initially worked for Carlson & Hasslen helping to build many hous- es and other buildings in Ortonville and the surrounding area. He then went on his own doing the same type of work. I have so many memories of Ortonville that I could write a small book on conditions of life from 1920 until we moved to Big Stone in 1930 where my father bought a farm that was located just north of the Catholic church. At that time he stated that carpenters were being paid ten cents an hour just to have something to do. At that time the main street of Ortonville was being paved with con- crete and the Peterson's ice houses were destroyed by fire destroying much of the paving supplies. Just below those ice houses was the first high school football field located on the "Bottoms" just east of the start of the Minnesota river. Saturday nite was a time when all the farmers with their families came to town to visit and shop with all the stores open for business. Main street was really crowded at that time. While people did not have very much money all seemed to have a good time. I left the area as a member of Company "L" of the Minnesota National Guard. Captain Earl Miller was our Company Commander with a Joe Petrick and a Weber as other officers. I could go on and on and on with so many fond recollections of life in Ortonville but I reckon I better stop and wish everyone in Ortonville and the surrounding area the very best of everything. ***** To crucify is easy and cowardly! To forgive and offer assistance takes forti- tude and spells manliness and humanness! The latter is what we hope is shown to Doug Tomschin, Big Stone County's Veteran's Service Officer, when he has his hearing this Friday. We urge a strong turnout of support for Doug, and we are certain there will be just that! For some reason, there are a few members of our County Board who stubbornly, as yet, can not see fit to forgive Doug for any of his wrong doings. We can't understand that, especially in the light of tons of tons of good deeds Doug has performed through his office to countless requests from area veterans and servicemen! Also, we can't understand why so much money is being spent on the matter! Let's hope that forgiveness prevails this Friday...as it rightly should! ***** So true, politics can be sickening! We refer to the case of many thinking that President Bush tried to "fool" the public on the Iraq war, by saying that Iraq had sought amounts of uranium from Afriea...citing that the President's words were not true. After a whole lot of accusations from the Democrats, it appears now the President wasn't so wrong at all! ***** Most Minnesota Twins die-hard fans seem to think this year's team will still win their division. Indeed, it would take nearly a miracle for that to happen, the way they are currently playing. Starting pitchers, as well as relievers, are looking terri- bier Fielding is equally as bad, and none of their hits are timely as they were so frequently last year. It just might not be their year! POWDERPUFF WINNING TEAM at the 2003 Big Stone City Fire Department Appreciation Days was the Big Stone City team. The ladies are pictured above (I-r): Karen Halvorson, Lynn Athey, Vicky Gulley and Jbdi Frevert. Dedicated to lending a helping hand to people in need, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans TM has launched the new Swift-Big Stone Thrivent Chapter, representing Thrivent members in Swift and Big Stone counties. The new chapter resulted from the merger of several Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) and Lutheran Brotherhood (LB) branches in the area. The fraternal benefit societies merged at the beginning of 2002 to form Thrivent Financial. "AAI and LB have a long history of reaching out to others," said Gordon Lindquist of Ortonville the Swift- Big Stone Chapter. "Merging the two organizations has created a Government Program now offers 100% financing fort homes in small towns and rural areas of Minnesota Moderate income families living in rural areas now h the home of their dreams - affordably. Valid only in towns population, outside large metro areas- or in the country on New Homes Existing The home you choose can be of any size or design - limited, income, credit worthiness and the appraised value 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 Homel If you're interested in owning your own home call now - Fast, easy and free pre-qua/ification over the phone. Jamie Mittelstaedt Call Today LLOCal Thrivent Financial for 00Midstate M, utherans Chapter organ,zed ....... alike in benevolent and volunteer activities. The board allocates the financial resources provided by the home office to make the biggest impact on the community and ensures that legal and administrative require- ments are met. Community members who identify needs in the community are encour- aged to contact one of the members of the board or a financial associate of Thrivent for an application. The board can provide matching funds for com- mumty fund raisers to meet urgent financial needs for families or individ- uals, or can provide seed money for work projects which involve volun- teer effort to meet the needs of com- munity, families or individuals. charitable powerhouse that will have a significant benevolent and volunteer impact on our region." Lindquist is part of a chapter lead- ership board. Other members include Marlin Rieppel vice president of Appleton, Karen Gronholz records director of Appleton, Delbert Folz financial director of Benson, Greta Yaeger congregational service team director of Ortonville, Ruth Hoffman assistant financial director of Graceville, Allen Gronfeld communi- ty service team director of Johnson and Shirl Botker events director of Ortonville. The leadership board meets monthly to seek ways to involve Thrivent members and nonmembers I .00cycL00:" :'il Summer Rec.Softba!l team members are ,mprov, ng Summer Rec. Girls' softball is in I 111| ml i" i i full swing, and the coaches have noted many improvements among the team throughout the season. According to Coaches Lindsay Swenson, Julia Nelson and Myron Mueller, the girls have come a long way since the first day of practice. "The girls have been hitting the balls much better this past week," said Swenson. She also mentions that the team's pitchers have been striking out more batters, and have not been walk- ing many. This year's summer team consists of players Tiffany GleBe, Ashley Eastman, Kayla Mielitz, Kayla Holker, Kayla Teske, Abby Knutson, Vicki Nelson, Courtney DaWald, Rachel Gruenwald, RaeAnn Thompson, Morgan Simonitch, Caitlin Barr, Jenny Athey, Ashma Trienen, Hannah Trienen, Alicia Wildung and Casey Arndt. "They are a really good group of girls to coach," said Nelson. "They are always working hard and improv- ing their skills." Coaches Mueller, Nelson and II Will be constructing state highway projects in the area. CALL BITUMINOUS PAVING, INC. for asphalt and seal coating services. Free estimates for driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. 1-800-827-1637 CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Sante Fe SAVE T GLS Loaded BUFFALO AVAILABLE We Accept EBT cardSl HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE Per Lb. SUMMER SAUSAGE ................ $2.79 Per Lb. DELl TURKEY ......... $2.99 4 SIZES OF STORAGE AREAS: 5'x10' "10'x10' "10'x20' "10'x30' Before ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 WDATION U INC. IW Can Gnr Bowed and Cracked Basement Walls? Wet Basement? GripTite Wall Anchor & Interior Drain Tile System Free Estimates i Lifetime Guarantee 1-800-430.5851 or 320-974-8729 II '00 GMC " SLT "00uad Cab" 4x4 Locally Grown Beef" per RS OR SIDI Locally Grown - per Lb. HALF A BUFFALO AVAILABLE ~ WE ACCEPT EBT Looki00 g for Lightning Fast CALL NATE'S N WIRELESS INTERNET... where your uploads are as fast as downloads' NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU You can be on line all the time and never get bumped ot! No need for that second phone line for the Internet, because it's wireless! I' Computer Sales & Service * Wireless Internet ;[ate's Net Your lntemet Provider - email: lori@nate'snet.com 325 S. Main Milbank, SD * 605-432-1222 26,000 .,,.. CO/Cass. Page 2 % INDEPENDENT