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old days in the 00)rtonville area LLE SCHOOL HOUSES looked like this in postcard photo submitted this week by Margaret Photo must have been taken around the turn of the century. Tall silo-like structure tower. 3, 1988 took Uties of the Civic and secretary last SUcceeds Sharon recently named w director of on the new fertilizer plant north of the Larry Rixe a have in the ring for commis- Area Health alutes Julie ary manager Mrs. Gary are the born Aug. 1st Hospital. 1973 employees of State Bank of ed plans today for construction of a new and larger bank building. This building will be located on first street directly south of Loula's Red Owl store. Barr's Electric of Ortonville has moved into their new location, the former Geier Lumber yard building. The south half of the building is temporarily being used by the Goodyear Farm Ttre Center. The former Union 76 and Pure Oil station on main street was turn down last week to make room for a parking lot to be used by Gene Homan for customers in his on sale liquor store business. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Smith of Big Stone City on July 19, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Karels of Ortonville on July 20, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Marlyn Schumacher of Ortonville on July 20 and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Noel Cummins of Milbank on July 23rd. 50 YEARS AGO Aug. 12, 1948 Chic Zweiner was elected to head the state American Legion at the convention held in Minneapolis. L.A. Kaercher and D.T. Dawson, owners of the Orpheum Theatre, announce that remodeling of the theatre will begin soon. Ortonville school opening will be Sept. 13th, the Monday after Labor Day. The following births were reported at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl on Aug. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kurkosky of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Darrington of Browns Valley on Aug. 6, a DOWN MEMORY'S LANE boy on Aug. 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Barnhardt of Big Stone, a boy on Aug. 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Zahn of Ortonville and a boy on Aug. 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Jorgenson of Clinton. 70 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1928 Ralph Hippie of Pleasant Valley has purchased a McCormick Deering harvester- thresher and placed the same in operation on his farm this week. This is the first combine in the county. 74 car owners in Big Stone county have failed to pay their 1928 auto license. They must now pay a penalty of $12. First threshing returns indi- cate wheat to be going around ten bushels per acre. Market report in this issue has the following prices on grain - No. 1 wheat $1.10, No. 2 barley 61, oats 32, flax $1.95 and rye 86. not present at the Wednesday when his name On Wednesday," "ng will be for dinner was Marie (Kunde) event City Hall attendance were aud family members July 8th, Douglas and Jessica and girls and spent the they left an elevation of boat Springs, and Judy Anderson Colorado and and girls of and Dawn Baker, of Bloomfield, Mangel and Virginia. lerry Hot dined after a day held south of went water Sunday and morning, July 13th for with her and her two and Dave's two at Mitchell, the apid City saw Mt. razy Horse two nights in and sons. They until July 9th of Minnie Lee and Mr. hellberg of Madison. Erwin arid Pearl Pederson attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Darwin and Carol Andreason Saturday afternoon at their farm home. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gloege and Brooke of Madison visited/on Tuesday afternoon at the NeffGloege home. Harold and Bonnie Holman of Minot, ND and Gloria Sorenson were Sunday morning coffee guests at the Laurence and Fran Rakow home. Norma Larson and Betty Hanson attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Darwin and Carol Andreason Saturday afternoon at their farm home Mr. and Mrs. Ned Gloege visited at the Howard Benshoof home in Ortonville last Monday afternoon. Dorothy Helli and Donna Plunkett from Vallejo, California visited at the Avis Olson home in Farmington, New Mexico for a week. They are Betty's and Avis's aunt and cousin. Erwin and Pearl Pederson attended the Kirchberg family benefit Sunday noon at Rosen. Robert and Joan Ronglien attended the barbecue beef dinner Kirchberg benefit at Rosen on Sunday. In the afternoon, they visited Pauline Bunting in the Northridge Home in Ortonville. Robert also visited Hank Redfield there. Later, they visited at the Mark Ronglien home in Big Stone City, SD. Lud and Helen Ronglien attended the 50th wedding anniversary Saturday afternoon of Darwin and Carol Andreason. Dorothy Weber and Bill and Minnie Giese attended the Kirchberg family benefit on Sunday noon at Rosen. Weekend guests at the Hubert Redepenning home were the Larry Redepenning family of Atwater, the Richard Redepenning family of Winona, the Paul Redepenning family of Farmington, Michelle Redepenning of Moorhead and the Steven Redepenning family. Saturday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maatz attended the 50th E MASTERS of MN, INC. t TM_ "uasultations and Rate Quotes Available Refinances tion Home Improvement Payoff Contract for Deeds fed, Bankruptcies, Tax Liens and Foreclosures - OK All Credit Welcome. tr Fast and Professional Service Call BRUCE GOETSCH 651-436-8330 wedding anniversary of the Darwin Andreason's. Betty Hanson's two grandsons, Greg and Keith Hanson from Pollack, SD'spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 14 to July 16th with her while Wayne and Nancy and Paige went to enroll Paige in college. They / left on the 16th for Sioux City, Iowa. Sunday afternoon visitors and supper guests of Minnie Schellberg were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hiepler of Wiilmar. Daren Maatz was a Tuesday and Thursday visitor at the Melvin Maatz home. Glen and Dorothy Rakow of Breckenridge were Sunday visitors of Eugene and Yvonne Hanson and they all visited Iva Rakow at the Madison Lutheran Home Sunday afternoon. Raymond and Alice Stolpman were July 1 4th dinner guests of Urban and Lucille Stolpman in Ortonville to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Last Monday, Margaret Klefsaas vtsited at the Bernice Peterson home in Montevideo. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Maatz visited with Edna Boldenow at her home at Appleton. Other visitors included Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kraemer, Jessie and Jenny of Stillwater, and Mrs. Sheila Anderson of Brooklyn Park. Duane and Margaret Stueckrath attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Darwin and Carol Andreason Saturday afternoon. Raymond and Alice Stolpman and granddaughter, Alexis Larsen attended the Kirchberg benefit on Sunday noon at Rosen. Alexis is spending several weeks with her grandparents. Lucille Nelson attended the Casa Del Sol Winter Texas Reunion held at the Lakeshore RV Park in Ortonville Monday evening, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, July 13-15. There were about 90 attending. Thursday afternoon, Lillian Streich and her daughter, Jeanetta Heinrich visited Myrtle Maatz. Lyle and Karen Schake were Sunday evening guests of Earl and Margaret Schake. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Helgeson of Wood Lake, Luverne Olson, Eleanor Olson, Lois Thomson, and Janice Olson were Sunday evening visitors of Vernon and Carol Olson. Joel Plathe of Des Moines, Iowa spent the weekend at the home of Harvey and Lila Plathe. He attended his 20-year class reunion on Saturday afternoon and evening. On Sunday, he returned home, accompanied by Lisa and Eric who spent two weeks visiting grandparents, Harvey and Lila and also at the Harlow Anderson's and Mike and Deb Reiffenbergers at Ortonville. Lisa spent five days with grandparents, John and Donna Thompson at Benson. Earl and MaJ'garet Schake spent the weekend at Henning with Earl's daughter, Carol and Wes Washek and attended, the high school graduation reception for Shanna Allen. They returned home Sunday evening. Dave and Sandy Winkel of St. Paul, Paul and Nancy Rebehn and family of Plymouth spent the weekend with Albert and Tracy Rehehn. Paul and Carol Lund, Aimee Lund and Daren Walter spent the weekend at the Lund's lake home at Alexandria. Leida and Shane Brodersen of Pl-ymouth joined them on Saturday. Lee and Lorraine Crosby of Madison visited Johnny and Clarice Borstad last Sunday evening. Myrtle Kittelson spent Sunday, July 12th to Wednesday evening July 15th with Wally and Wanda Kittelson at Montevideo. Judy and Dan Dallman attended her class reunion at the Checkered Flag in Bellingham Saturday evening, July llth. Stacy Thompson of Minneapolis and Yvonne Truckenmiller of Crystal ShTrner is ere... Ferre,gas Winter is coming... BE READY! Let us summer fill your LP tank now. Contact us today for our special summer fill price. Contracts for corn dryer and home heat also available. AFC Propane Agent for Ferrellgas 850 N. Haven Appleton, MN 56208 1-320-289-1434 or" 1400-903-2689 28, 1998 INDEPENDENT came Wednesday, July 15th and attended the family picnic at the Madison Park on Wednesday evening. Stacy visited her mother, Patty Thompson in Milan and Yvonne was a guest at the Elmo Sorenson home and returned home with Jim on Sunday. Alan and Ruth Hansen visited Alice Hansefi last Sunday afternoon. Peg Rood of West Point, NE came Wednesday, July 15th and spent to Monday, July 20th and visited Judy Dallman and family at the Gordon Letrud lake home at Ortonville. Lyle Sorenson of Alexandria was a last Sunday afternoon visitor of Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson. Curtis Sorenson left for his home at Kent, WA on Thursday evening, July 16th after spending a week and a half visiting his pents and sisters and families. Charles and Ihla Thomson spent Thursday and Friday at Aitkin with Becky and Mike May and family. Thursday evening they attended the Miss Aitkin Pageant. Kimberly May participated in the pageant. The Thomsons returned home Friday afternoon. Rosen news I By Mrs. M.J. Kirehberg Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher spent the weekend at the Kunde cabin on Pelican Lake with the Blanks softball team. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd spent Friday and Saturday in New UIm to attend Heritage Days and also visited with their family. Mrs. Sam Seizer and Benjamin of Sioux City, IA and Jennifer Strei of Sioux Falls spent Tuesday until Friday at the home of their mother Mrs. Joan Strei. Sunday afternoon, July 19 visitors at the Ralph Karels home were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Markgrof and Isaac of Paynesville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzke, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels and Paul and Philip Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmieg and girls of Bloomington were weekend guests at the Manfred Krakow home and attended her class reunion in Bellingham on Saturday evening, July 18. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Keizer, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ketchum enjoyed diner at the Matador on Saturday evening, July 18 and helped Mrs. Edward Kareis observe her birthday. Tom Spors of Hutchinson spent the weekend at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spors. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher visited with Anton Rademacher at St. William's Home in Milbank on Sunday afternoon, July 19. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mork and Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg spent Tuesday, July 21 until Wednesday visiting Mrs. Dolores Siebert in Lindstrom. The Morkg visited his sister Loft Mork at St. Croix Falls, WI on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Brad Nelson and family of Glencoe spent Thursday until Sunday, July 19 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzki. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington were Wednesday overnight guests at the home of Mrs. Myra Schmieg. On Thursday, July 23 Mrs. Kirchberg and her mother Mrs. Myra Schmieg went to Crookston to spend several days visiting with Sister Myra Schmieg. Marvin Kirchberg visited at M.J. Kirchberg's. Mrs. Joan Strei visited her aunt Mrs. Helen Willigaili in Madison on Tuesday afternoon, July 21. Extension report John Cunningham, County Extension Director 839.2518 or 1-800-279-2518 FIRE IS DANGER FOR WET HAY IN STORAGE Bill Wilcke, engineer with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, prepared this week's material. Concerns about wet hay heating in storage are cropping up in Minnesota this summer. Many farmers have experienced rainy, humid weather after they cut their hay this year and have ended up baling hay at a moisture content that is too high for safe storage. Hay that was baled at 25 percent moisture (wet basis) or greater and was not treated with a preservative is susceptible to mold growth that can cause heating. This microbial heating can lead to chemical reactions that can cause even more heating-- possibly to the point that the hay would burst into flames. For hay stored inside a building, hay fires can cause loss of buildings, equipment and possibly livestock, in addition to the loss of hay. If hay is harvested much wetter than 20 percent moisture, its temperature should be monitored carefully to make sure it isn't heating abnormally and heading toward combustion. He lists some danger points to watch for: 125 degrees F---Not unusual. 150 degrees F--Entering the danger zone. 160 degrees F--Danger! Check temperature every four hours. 175 degrees F--Look for isolated spots that are even hotter. Call your insurance agent and have the fire department on stand-by. 185 degrees FmRemove animals and equipment from building. If possible, have fire department on site while you move hay out of the building. 212 degrees F--Critical! Temperature will continue to rise rapidly to the ignition point. Consider wetting hay before moving it. lUE giMSlfllu]i PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session on Thursday, July 30 beginning at 9:00 AM in the board room of the court- house. Discussions are preliminary in nature and no action will be taken. Dated: July 22, 1998 JUDITH PATTISON, AUDITOR JUNE 19TH, DUE TO A FIRE, THE HOME OF DEWAYNE AND GLORIA LARSON WAS They may have lost their home, but they haven't lost their friendsl Help us help theml You're Invited to have lunch with the gang from KCGN Radio, August 1st, 1998, in the parking lot of Bill's Super Valu Plus in Ortonville, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm as we serve Brats, Potato Chips, Ice Cream and pop for only $1.50 per platel All proceeds will go to the Larson familyl We care about youl KCGN would like to thank Bill's Super Valu Plus, Pepsi Distributing, Butch Thole Distributinl, and Old Dutch Dis- tributing for all their help and contribu- tions. Page 9b