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[ No,0000,rOve00e00 N D E NT HUNTINGTON MiDa Ph.D. and family are happy to be in Ortonville. Left to right, in front t. In back are Ly . Charleen, Mark and Samuel. doctor and family look rd to life in Ortonville mity has a gton, the staff at He is a .Oner who enj&apos; ,s and 6, Seth, 5, a, 22 months, Ortonville partly efforts of community. Center e Health Care )gether a good great quality community had Sounded good for a small a good health care s ,,00ange l tl| Ah*C Economic W,,"mority meet' ":tme ng I to ,Sclay, July 22 has L . Wednesday, Jul 1 a the ED Y gL, f_ A office, 41 v'uJnville. systmn. Everything about Ortonvillc just seemed right, they said. Another big incentive to coming to Ortonville was that one of Mark's best friends, Daryl McKinncy(Iives in the community. " Mark and Daryl grew up in Grand Rapids together. Daryl moved to Michigan, while Mark went to Indiana to Grace College. After receiving his biology degreedn 1988, Mark went on to medical school at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, receiving his M.D. in 1995 and Ph.D in microbiology in 1996. In Michigan, Huntington and McKinney again found themselves in the same city. When the Ortonville offer came to Mark, and he learned Daryl was living in Ortonville, Mark joked that perhaps it was a sign that he too was to come to Ortonville. Though it is merely coincidental, he says it looks as if he is following Daryl. Anatomy class at Grace College is bound to be one of Mark's most memorable classes, as that is where he met his bride-to-be, nursing student Charleen Stayer, originally from Miller, SD. The two were married in 1988, just prior to Mark entering medical school at Michigan State. He finished his residency program last month at the Franciscan Hospital in Cincinnati, through the University of Cincinnati. "I wouldn't have been able to get through reed school without the support of Charleen," he said. Though Mark received the degree, it is just as much a part of Charleen's as it is his. She kept the family going, through those tough years of residency, he said. Mark received his microbiology Ph.D in international health with emphasis in tropical diseases. He is presently working on an ongoing research project in Honduras. The (Continued on page 3) August calendar The August Community Calendar will appear in The Independent's July 28th edition. If you would like your event or meeting to appear on the calendar, please have copy in by Friday, July 24th. Big Stone County Fair begins By Elaine Gustafson, Fair Sec. The Big Stone County Fair will be opening at the fairgrounds in Clinton Thursday, July 23 and continue through Sunday, July 26. The Southern Fun Carnival will be on the Midway; rides will olben Thursday afternoon and operate through Sunday. Advance Sale Ride tickets at a reduced rate are available at various businesses in Big Stone County. Many improvements have been made at the fairgrounds this year. They finished siding the 4.H Exhibit building, and painting was done inside the Industrial Building, as well as the restrooms and fair board office. Additional displays this year: a demolished auto representing "Don't Drink and Drive", supported solely by individual contributions from fam- ilies, organizations and businesses, whose names may appear on a chart in support of the display; an antique machinery display, Iron Pour, and pony rides all week end. KS93 from Watertown, SD will be hosting a Pepsi Party Thursday, start- ing at noon. Ten cent Bingo will start Thursday at 7 p.m.; regular Bingo will start Friday at 1 p.m. and contin- ue each day of the fair, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday is the traditional Senior Citizens Day with two local bands lined up for entertainment. Senior Citizens are admitted free. Clem and Annie, the clowns, will be on the grounds, starting at 5 p.m. Kids' Pedal Pull for ages 4-11 starts at 5:30 p.m. "Mylo', a comedy routine, will be performing in e shelter area at 7 p.m. This year the Fair Board decided to move the Teen Dance to Friday night rather than Thursday, with Henry's Sights and Sounds as DJ. Kurt Dryhaug (Haug Ironworks) will be on the grounds Saturday and Sunday. See story relating to this event elsewhere. Pastor John and Tammy Ragan, Pastor at Siloah Lutheran Church, will sing a variety of music in the shelter from 1-2:30 p.m. The Greenquist Academy of Tae Kwon Do will put on a demonstration at 4 p.m. and the Clinton Legion Post and other veterans will conduct a Flag Burning Ceremony at 5 p.m. The Enduro Race is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, not 4 p.m. as was listed in last week's fair story. Theea Daniels will be on the stage at the shelter after the Enduro Race or approximately at 8:30 p.m. Theea has roots in Big Stone County as her grandparents live in Browns Valley. The final day of the Fair starts with the Community Church Service in the shelter at 10:30 a.m. Again the Iron Pour display will be from noon to 4 p.m. Deb Wentland will furnish music from noon to 1 p.m. The 4-H Parade (Continued on page 3) NEW GRANITE MARKERS FOR GOLF. Ortonville's golf course has a real classy...and mighty solid...Iook these days, with the recent installation of all-new granite hole information for each of the 18 holes. The project, instigated by Ortonville's Golf Board, was financed privately by Ortonville area business firms. The markers were designed and built by Rausch Bros. Monuments. In photo above, you see Val Rausch as he steers into place the marker for Hole No. 2, spoilsored by Ortonville's CenBank. Mighty classy indeed, and you can bet they'll last for an eternity, being made of all-local mahogany granite. Mock boat, jet-ski collision helps rescuers train on lake A staged collision involving a jet- ski and boat, took place at the south end of Big Stone Lake Saturday. The mock collision provided essential boat-based water rescue training to area fire and rescue teams, emergency medical trainees and law enforcement officials, Sheriff's Department, was designed to allow the rescue teams to gain experience in a potential real life boating accident involving multiple back injuries. The rescue team has to be sure not to aggravate the injuries with the goal of getting the victims into the boat and pull the victim from the water. The sheriff's department has a boat ready at all times in case of a water emergency. The rescue crews then rely on the public and members of the fire departments to provide boats for assistance. In Saturday's mock drill, three ]00Ih annual Couples Golf The water rescue training, and totheambulancewaitingon rescue boats were on the lake. The organized by the Big Stone County shore as quickly and safely as sheriff's, Steve Barr's. and Dallas possible, said John Haukos, Big Hanson's boats were used in the PUrnament this weekend .u. Wellendorf Stone County deputy sheriff, training. As soon as the victims are in the Two of the boat crews rescued in VA hospital boat the ambulance staff will back injured victims, role played by immediately begin to care for ihe 24th a Due to recent illness, Erwin "Bud" victim providing what ever medical Continued on page 3) " Wellendorf of Orton, ville is assistance is needed. 7 t, 't hospitalized at the Veterans Hospital One person is needed to drive the Cashtown reunion I Couples Golf and hors d' oeuvres served at the there is still room for more couples, in Minneapolis. boat, strictly handling and operating this year on Aug. 14 i-lLtrida,,, . e held this Clubhouse. The organizers of the event ask that He is undergoing various testing  -'Y 26 tlY 24 through On Saturday, couples will golf 18 couples sign up by this Wednesday, the boat as safely as possible. At least " 'tle Ortonville Golf holes, and end the day with a dinner July 22. The cost is $80 per team, at this time. Cashtown Reunion will be held Cards can be sent to Bud at: c/o one EMT is needed in the boat to take Aug. 14, 1998 at VFW clubrooms, I!)t is a e for this year's and dance at the Matador Supper and anyone with questions or wishing Veterans Hospital, One Veterans charge of the victim once he or she is Ortonville for all past and present llre wzr, abian Nights", Club. Happy hour will be from 6-7 to sign up for the tournament can call Drive, Ward 3F, Rm 136, Bed 2, in the boat, and one or two fire and residents and business people and at on_t be any camels p.m., and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Jerry or Melanie Wiegman at 839- Minneapolis, MN 55417. rescue people must enter the water their friends. ti'-o carts, with the dance following. Door 2009. ,,2ttlir  the tournament prizes will also be given out 1 ':::' avorite A W  , lk tlltr it be rabian throughout the evening.  ._hT belly dancers or On Sunday, couples will again golf  ",,t runs all 18 holes, and the awards presentation  weekend, lt  Iriday night starts will follow. Currently, there are about 70 teams m -'- a Putting contest, signed up for the event, although .. *< le for available e County offices Auditor's a number of lable County is a list of ner in Dale Drewelow, Swihart, ce Swiger d and has filed Pattison for County at for County Recorder, Joe Berning for County Sheriff and Cindy Nelson and Elizabeth Athey for County Treasurer. Irvin Adelman and Mary Larson have filed for the offices of Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor in District four. As of presstime Monday, there were no filings for the offices of Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor in Districts one, three and five. Filings for the available County offices will close today, Tuesday July 21 at 5 p.m. BOAT-BASED WATER RESCUE TRAINING was performed on Big Stone Lake Saturday by the Big Stone County Sheriff's Department, Ortonville Police Department, Ortonville Ambulance Service and the fire departments of Milbank, SD, Big Stone City, SD and Ortonville. The staged accident was a jet ski/lioat collision :!