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Good old days in the q)rtonville area THIS DAKOTA GRANITE COMPANY photo by Fischer Studio was taken in 1951 and is submitted today by Florence (Lindquist) Maki of Esko. She writes that "my father, Ernie Lindquist, is in the second row from the top, third person in. Others I recognize are Dave Lantis, Sr., Don Lantis, Jake Pollock, Knute Carlson, George Lubbesmeyer and Vic Carlson." The editors are sure that the man in front row, sixth from left is Harold Goldsmith, Ortonville. 10 YEARS AGO July 27, 1988 The Big Stone county fair opens this Thursday and con- tinues through Sunday, July 31. Stacy Stengel recently attended the Miss Teen of Minnesota pageant July 8 and 9th in St. Cloud along with 100 other girls. The UMVRDC was award- ed a $350,000 grant to estab- lish a revolving loan fund. Vilace Kvidera was saluted in an ad for the Ortonville Area Health Services in this issue. 25 YEARS AGO July 18, 1973 During the first part of June, John Sparrow, local post- master attended a five-day ice and snow climbing seminar on Mt. Hood, OR. Rita McMahon of Correll was crowned the Appleton Junior Miss in festivities late last month. Rita will now com- pete in the Minnesota Junior Miss contest in February. Donna Baerwaldt hasbeen appointed to the Ortonville City Council to fill the unex- pired term of Ed Kiernat. Winners of the Ben Katz memorial golf tournament were Eddie Johnson, Glenn Nelson, Frank Brown and Jim Kaercher. 50 YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1948 Cedric Adams, nationally known news commentator, will present his noon time news from the Sweetcorn festival on Tuesday. Mayor Hubert Humphrey will be the speaker Monday evening. Some 37 choice home building lots in Skyview addi- tion to the city of Ortonville will go on auction starting Wednesday, Aug. 18 it was announced by the Ortonville Development Inc., owners. Plans have been approved to build the new hospital on Hasslen lots. Seven births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital dur- ing the past week. A boy to Mr. and Mrs. Loren Neilsen of Wilmot, SD, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Vossen of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schmieg of Big Stone, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Larson of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schmeichel of Odessa, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Fairchild of Corona, SD. f DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Or4onville ) dependent [ Bellingham/Louisburg By Clarissa Sorenson, Phone 568-2204 Bernie Kirchberg was present at the Community Day Drawing on Wednesday afternoon, July 8th when his name was called for $100. On Wednesday, July 15th, the drawing will be for $20. The WELCA of St. Pauls Lutheran Church met Thursday afternoon July 9th with Margaret Klefsaas, Sandra Hanson, Diane Dybevik, Carol Olson, Christi Larson and Clarissa Sorenson attending. The biasiness meeting was held and conducted by President Sandra Hanson, the Bible Study followed and led by Margaret Klefsaas. A potluck lunch was enjoyed. Sunday, July 5th dinner and afternoon guests of Roger and Beaty Kunde were Ann Marie Durjan of Portland Oregon, Michael Kunde of Moorhead, Jim and Lois Murray of Benson, and Becky Knudson of Madison. Minnie Scheilberg attended the ice cream social at the Zion United Methodist Church Thursday evening. Marion .and Walter Maatz visited Myrtle Maatz Sunday afternoon. Lillian Wendland and Clarissa Sorenson went to Montevideo Saturday afternoon and visited Mildred Brustuen at Luther Haven. Visitors during the week of Roger and Beaty Kunde were Ann Marie Durjan, Marilyn Jensen, Pastor Friedrich, Kenneth Goetsch of Hampton, Iowa, Arlene Hoffman of Odessa, Lillian Wendland of Bellingham, Doug Kunde, Eric and Rochelle and Shane of Marshall, and Mike and Cindy Kunde, Stephanie and Kris of Moorhead. Minnie Schellberg was a visitor Saturday afternoon at the Clifford and Alton Hanson home in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Larsen spent the weekend in St. Cloud visiting her brother, Robert Bullock. They also visited their house guests, Bruce and Liza Bullock of Mesa, Arizona, Burt and Jean Bullock of Akeley, Linda and Kimberly Bullock and Mark Bullock, all of St. Cloud. Lyle Sorenson of Alexandria was a weekend visitor at the Wally and Lois Larson home. Darrin of Fargo and Brent of Alexandria also spent the weekend at home. An additional Saturday evening supper guest was Ron Van Hoorn of Milbank. Amy Mork of Canby was a visitor of Minnie Scheilberg Saturday afternoon. Visitors and supper guests on Sunday at the Larry and Mavis Dale home at Watertown, SD for Mavis' birthday were Lyle and Karen Schake, Wally, Lois and Joleen Larson, Ron Van Hoorn, Orville and Martha Schake and Jim, Nanette and Sydney Dale. Jim and Elaine Gregorich, Bethany, Becky and Jacob of Spring Lake Park spent the weekend with Alvin and Norma Larson and attended Elaine's 25th class reunion on Saturday evening. Kevin Olson of Humble, Texas spent the past week visiting at the home of his parents, Vernon and Carol Olson. Nancy Olson of Red Wing and Kent Olson of Eden Prairie spent Thursday to Sunday with them. Bill and Minnie Giese went to Milbank Sunday afternoon and visited Floyd and Martha Jones at their apartment. Saturday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Krause from Berlin, Wisconsin visited Hilda Brehmer. Darwin and Carol Andreason and Do you have hard water or white scaling around faucets? Does your water leave red and black stains? Is there an odor in your water? Call Lee Well Drilling for Total Water Treatment We will take care of all your water problems with 1 unit Guaranteed. We also have drinking water systems. Renting and leasing available. Free Water Analysis & Estimates OKIO'ALEXANDRIA.MII..BANK'PERICT# 87 Years of Excellence Pioneers of PVC Wells & Rotary Drilling MILBANK, SD 1-800-533-2848 CHOKIO, MN 320-324-2562 70 YEARS AGO July 26, 1928 A big harvest picnic will be held Sunday, July 29 at the Jens Christinsen picnic grounds, under the auspices of the Artichoke Lake Band. Stores in Ortonville will remain open until 10 o'clock beginning next Wednesday and continuing until after harvest. A hypnotist will appear at the Orpheum Theater on July 29th and continuing to Aug. 5th. A Farmers Union picnic will be held July 29 at the Milan beach. A new $1 bill will make its appearance around Oct. I st and will be about an inch narrower than the old bill. Leo Block, proprietor of Eternal Springs, has completed the construction of a fine new bath house to serve the patrons of his resort. This column sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 Hwy. 75 North Ortonville; MN 56278 J Luella Anderson, Wayde and Joan Weber were among relatives attending the Maxey family reunion Saturday, July l!th at the Larry and Eileen Weber home. Justin Adelman of Blaine and Aaron Holmgren of Willmar spent several days at the Glenda and Leah Reiffenberger home. Additional guests included Ross of Fargo, Sandy Reiffenberger of Eden Valley and additional Sunday dinner guests were Erwin and Pearl Pederson. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz attended the 4-H barbecue in Madison.. Sunday, Hubert and Meranda Redepenning attended he 4-H dinner at the 4-H building in Madison and afterwards visited Lydia Abramowski and Fern Hanson at the Madison Lutheran Home. Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz visited at the Norma Wittnebel home and with her houseguests, Mr. and Mrs. James Wittnebel and Joeff, and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Delphey, Steven and Sarah. Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz visited Norma Wittnebel of Ortonville. Saturday afternoon July 1 lth Lloyd and Vicki Larsen attended the graduation'party of their great niece Missy Blank at the Dan Blank home in St. Cloud. Sunday evening, Hubert and Meranda Redepenning were guests at the Steven Redepenning home and helped observe Rae Ann's 13th birthday. Sunday evening visitors at the Ned Gloege home were Glenda Reinke and David Hofhenke. Linda Vant Hull of St. Louis Park spent the weekend with Lucille Nelson. Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz visited Edna Boldenow of Appleton. Clarence and Rosemarie Schultz of Milbank and Robert and Joan Ronglien attended the Inkpa Day Parade at Big Stone City on Sunday afternoon. Afterwards, Rosemarie and Clarence were luncheon guests of Robert and Joan at their lake home. Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz attended the funeral of Viola Wagner at St. Louis Catholic Church at Paynesville. Last Tuesday evening, Earl and Margaret Schake attended the prayer Anderson home at rural Madison. Carol Olson, Nancy Olson of Red Wing, and Violet Borgerson were Sunday afternoon visitors of Linda Vant Hull and Lucille Nelson. Duane and Margaret Stueckrath visited at the Mike Stueckrath home at Willmar on Sunday afternoon to help Stacey celebrate her 12th birthday. Gary, Mary and Jared Roiland spent Fourth of July with Mary's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Holstad at Spicer. Clarice Borstad was a medical patient three days the past week at the Madison Hospital. Paul and Carol Lund attended the wedding of Aaron Kells and Annie Schmidt Saturday afternoon at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. Tom Kelly of Bloomington was a last Saturday visitor of Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson. Steve Jensen, Alan Walgrave, David Thomson and Fred Fink spent the past week fishing in Canada. Erik Gerritt of St. Joe spent the weekend with Dennis and Kathy Nelson. Thursday afternoon, Delores Hastad, Madonna Michaels and Lorraine Sorenson visited Ardys and Vernon Landry in Madison. Ardys is a niece of Gerda Dolman. " Rick Johnson spent the weekend in North Branch visiting his mother, Mrs. Oscar Johnson and also attending the funeral of a friend. Friday evening July lOth visitors at the Stanley Frogner's at rural Milbank were Charles and Ihla Thomson, Lucille Nelson, Stuart and Lucy Sime of Revillo, Howard and Bernice Djonne of Marietta, Dwight and Delaine Magadanz of Revillo, Don and Cyrilla Fro Bert Hemme, all and Art and Elaine Curtis Washington came visiting his si Schlueter and and family at Thompson and his parents, Sorenson. Gordon Nelson visited recently at home. Paul and Nancy of Plymouth, Paul, and Sue Mina, SD spent Albert and "Y attended the at Litchfield on Joe LaBelle Jr. of visited Joe and 2nd to the 4th. Helen and Lud Joe and Muriel afternoon. Albert and Tracy home Monday, the July 4th Dwaine Schwan SD. Earl and Lois coffee guests last after church services LaBelle's. Clara Reuss of Sunday dinner guest Tracy Rebehn along guests. Darlene and Lee Moines, IA were dinner guests of LaBelle. PRINTING "s Our THE ORTONVILI.,E IN NORTHEAST ORT CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for El]  llf,11 lW I: [fill ;k'lzl l];'ll Seeing patients weekly at the Ortonville Call Lori l.arson at 1-320-839-2502 for an a WE NOW ACCEPT MEOICARE ASSlGI Join U:; At The Big Stone l:'ounty MEET Nancy Barsness Candidate for MN service for Russ Larson. Lee and Lorraine Crosby and Legislature, District 13A Arden and Marge Kraft of Madison were Thursday evening visitors of Lucille Nelson. Meranda Redepenning, Marion Maatz, and Carol Maatz attended the ladies brunch at the First Assembly of God Church at Ortonville on Saturday morning. Friday evening guests of Stan and Clarice Frogner of Milbank were Charles and Ihla Thomson, Lucille Nelson, Art and Elaine Dove, Howard and Bernice Djonne," Don and CyfiUa Frogner, Eldon and Bert Hemme of Watertown, Stuart and Lucy Sime and Dwight and Delaine Magadanz of Revillo. The birthdays of Lucille, Don and Smart were honored. Saturday evening, July 1 l th, Earl and Margaret Schake went to Galen Swihart's 50th birthday celebration held at Lakeside Park at Ortonville. Lucille Nelson was a Thursday afternoon visitor at the home of Joan Ilaug in Montevideo. Sunday evening, Earl and Margaret Schake helped Adam Frandsens celebrate his 14th birthday and Jesse Anderson's 9th birthday at the Venus AFc Summer is Propane here... Ferrellgas Winter is coming... BE READY! Let us summer fill your LP tank now. 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