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THE ORIGINAL PRAIRIE PEDALERS rode as a team for the first time in the1993 TRAM. They are shown above. Left to right, Nita (Swenson) Holker, Robin Johnson, Jan Kirschbaum and Darlene Born. (continued from page one) there was a heat advisory. Riders everywhere were getting sick, the organizers finally pulled the cyclists off the road. Darlene and Jan have been work- ing on getting into shape for the 280- plus mile journey, which started in Ortonville yesterday and ends on the Wisconsin border Friday, July 31. "The more I practice before TRAM, the more fun I have during TRAM," said Jan. Their goal was to get in a few 40 mile rides prior to the event. They both really enjoy riding in TRAM. They have met so many peo- ple from all across the United States, from .all walks of life. TRAM has become so much a part of what we do in the summer," said Darlene, "We really look forward to it." They have such a good time, and it's for a great cause, to help raise money for research, which might one day, find a cure for MS. They both know several people who have the debilitating disease, and are glad to be able to help raise awareness and money for the cause. Last year "Prairie Pedalers" raised more than $10,000 in pledges as a team in TRAM. This year, the nearly 1,000 cyclists are expected to raise approximately $950,000 for the MS Society. Funds raised through Bike MS help support programs and services for the nearly 10,000 people living with MS in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and drive research for a cure. To commemorate the 20-year mile- stone, the 2009 ride takes cyclists back to a border-to-border route, sim- ilar to the original 1990 TRAM. Cyclists arrived in Ortonvill,Sunday, July 26. They spent the night "here, filling the parks with tents, before the ride kicked off the following day. Cyclists will travel through Montevideo, Redwood Falls, St. Peter and New Prague, before cross- ing the finish line in Welch Village near Red Wing. Vangsness to attend UMM Paige Vangsness, Odessa, has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris beginning fall 2009. Vangsness, who will graduate in 2010 from Ortonville High School, will attend as a post secondary enroll- ment options student. Paige is the daughter of Gary Vangsness and Michelle Wilson. Lindsey Marie Wels and Jeremiah Paul Mickelson of Clarks Grove announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Leo and Debbie Wels of Lewisville and Jon and Sue Mickelson of Clarks Grove. Marie Scott of Ortonville is the bride's grandmother. Lindsey graduated from Truman High School in 2005. She is employed at the Albert Lea Hospital and Theme Crest Retirement Home. Jeremiah graduated from Albert Lea High School in 2004. He has a degree in law enforcement and is cur- rently pursuing his EMT certification. An August 29th wedding is planned at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church rural Albert Lea. Kristin Barr and Shawn Taffe, Fargo, announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Phyllis Barr, Ortonvil!e, and Linda Taffe, Ortonville,and Kevin Taffe, Graceville. Kristin graduated in 2009 from Paul and Audrey Volkenant of Concordia College of Moorhead. She Odessa and Glenn (and the late graduated with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Spanish. She is a Peggy) Bitz of Bath, SD are pleased to anounce the engagement of their forensic accountant at Eide Bailly, children Janelle Volkenant and Justin LLP in Fargo, ND. Shawn graduated in 2007 from Bitz, currently of Omaha, NE. Janelle is a 2002 graduate of North Dakota State College of Ortonville High School and a 2009 Science with a degree in electrical graduate of the University of technology and is currently employed Nebraska at Omaha. as an electrician with Red River Justin is a 1998 graduate of Electric in Moorhead. Aberdeen Central High School and An August 1 wedding is planned at graduated with his M.B.A. from the St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. University of South Dakota in 2007. The ceremony is planned for September in Omaha, NE. Class of '79 to hold reunion Ortonville's High School class of 1979 will be celebrating their 30th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 22,: from 4-9 p.m. at Club 7-75. If you plan to eat at the Club, please RSVP to Ann Hovde Verdoom at (715) 539- 3443 or (715) 218-1770. You can also send an e-mail to javer- Please contact any classmates and pass on the word as invitations will not be sent. Check out the Alumni link on the Ortonville School web site as well Your classmates hope to see you there ! Benefit Saturday for Jerry Kareis Open house set Benefit supper will be held for for Yvonne Jerry Karels on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 5-7 p.m. to help defray expenses Hanson's 80th for cancer treatments. An open house 80th birthday party Sponsored by the Holy Family in honor of Yvonne Hanson will be Council, with funds matched by the held on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 2-4 Catholic Aid Association. The benefit p.m. at the Bellingham City Hall in will be held at St. Charles parish hall Bellingham. in Big Stone City, SD. Free will offer- All friends and family are encour- ing. aged to attend. (ADVx2) DONATING HER HAIR TO LOCKS OF LOVE IS eight- year-old Rachel Mork. She is the daughter of Jason and Kim Mork of Ortonville. She donated 10 plus inches to hair. She had her hair cut at Hair Classics by Robin Danielson MN Online High School Smell school Big success stories Ready for college Ready for life 1.800.764.8166 x 111 "info" to 612-876-2227 Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 qdappv 9orh Birthday oris Emde! Join her friends andfarnily to celebrate ar an open house on Saturday, ugusr 8, 20o9 frcOm 2:00 to 4:oo at q rinity Lutheran hurch Fellowsh/p q(all, Orto ille, Cards only, ourpresence is our gift! Open house bridal shower set for J Volkenant An open house bridal shower is being held for Janelle Volkenant, bride-to-be of Justin Bitz. The shower will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Rosen Church school basement. The shower will feature Pampered Chef products; Janelle has registered for a variety of Pampered Chef prod- ucts which can be purchased at the shower. Please bring your favorite recipe to share with Janelle. (ADVx2) Tabor Methodist to hold worship in Big Stone park Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City will hold its Sunday worship service at the Big Stone City Lakeside Park on Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. The Golden Tunes will provide spe- cial music and accompaniment. Following the service there will be a potluck picnic dinner. Grilled ham- burgers and hot dogs and drinks will be provided. The public is invited to attend. WHEATeN-The Wheaten Area school board has endorsed pairing its track and golf teams with three neighboring districts. The board passed separate motions to pursue cooperative agreements for the spring sports with Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley, Herman-Norcross, and Chokio-Alberta schools. Representatives of the schools met this spring about combining the teams and agreed not to act on the issue until July. DAWSON- The Dawson Police Department has been investigating a break-in at Tim's Food Pride. The break-in occurred sometime in the early morning hours of July 7 when someone pried open the garage door to gain entrance to the store. The police reported that nothing is known to be missing. MORRIS- Coborn's groce?y, which has done business in Morris since 1996, will close when its building lease expires at the end of October. Steven Gottwalt, Coborn's Director of Communications and Consumer Affairs, said Thursday that the current economic climate and slow growth of the Morris area were the primary factors in the company's decision. "These days are few and far in between but it's unfortunate when it happens " Gottwalt said . . . . . ' . Coborn s s~gned its first lease for its current building m 1996 and was part of an expansmn in four communities-including Mora, Long Prairie, and Princeton-when the company purchased the businesses from Holiday. WHEATeN-The Wheaten Police Department has solved one alleged burglary, but now has another case to work on. Two adult males and one juvenile male were arrested last week for their involvement in the June 20 burglary at the American Legion in Wheaten where two flat screen TVs and alcohol were taken. Jose Zamaniego, 19, of Wheaten, Chris Bertram, 19 of Willmar, and the 17-year old juvenile were charged with third degree burglary. They made an initial court appearance Thursday via interactive television. Along with the burglary charge, Zamaniego was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. The maximum penalty for the burglary charse is five years in prison and/or $10,000 fine. Local quilt guild to meet Monday Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild will meet Aug 3rd, Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, Ortonville. A presentation will be on "string" and strip quilting. Please bring small scraps of fabric and an 8 inch square of muslin. Guests are always welcome. Any questions, call 839-3786. By Gall Maxwell interesting morning. 839-2207 On Wednesday, July 22 Miss On Friday, July 17 Jan Nordick Hamann and her daughter Tayler joined Isabel Kraemer and a group of visited Silas Ulrich. her friends at the Matador for good On Thursday night, July 23 Pastor reminiscing and good food. Beth Conrad, Dewayne and Joyce John and Anna Rothi attended a Jansen, and Bob and Mary Meyers Harold and Hazel Gibson family were supper guests of Silas Ulrich. reunion up in Brainerd on Saturday, Silas took them to the Pizza Ranch for July 18 and Sunday, July 19. dinner. Delores Karels and Phyllis Schluter Friday night, July 24 Silas Ulrich went to visit Fran Sester at Northridge went to Odessa to dance to the Larry on Monday morning, July 20. Olson Polka Band from Lake Benton. Afterwards they stopped for lunch. The band played for the Odessa Orlyn and Beverly Olson from Elk celebration Friday night. River visited Twyla Hinneberg on Carol Wood of Willmar had lunch Saturday, July 18. with Donald and Rae Amussen on Thursday, July 23 Twyla Wednesday, July 22. Carol enjoyed Hinneberg's brother Alvin Tengvall looking around the garden. The and wife Marilyn from New Brighton Amussens pick about a gallon of and Adeline Rime from Minneapolis raspberries per day. came to visit Twyla through Sunday, Sydney and Jett Karels of Perham July 26. On Friday they went to the visited their grandparents Roman and funeral of their cousin Gladys Boutain Shirley Karels from Sunday, July 19 at Clontarf. On Saturday they went to to Thursday, July 23. Benson for the 90th birthday party of Don and Zelda Kohl visited Palma their cousin George Tengvall. Gutzman on Friday, July 17. Bona Rasset's sister Faye Bough Dawn and John Schenk from St. from Kansas and Bona went to Cloud and Nell and Meggie Gutzman Bismarck, ND to see their mother from Prior Lake came to visit their Bertha and brother Steve on Thursday, parents Reuben and Palma Gutzman July 16 for a few days. On July 18 and attended the Odessa celebration. while in North Dakota two cousins John is taking off on Monday with from Mesa, AZ and Rapid City, SD, Tram. who they hadn't seen in 35 years, Recently Jim and Neva Foster and unbeknown to Faye and Bona were Loren and Judy Pattison, formerly of there in Bismarck to visit. This was a Ortonville, went to Chamberlain, SD. real big surprise to Faye and Bona. They attended the hydro-plane On the weekend of July 17 a gang speedboat races. of friends and relatives were at James Nathan Foster is finished with his and Bona Rasset's cabin at Enemy year tour of military duty in Iraq and Swim, SD (near Webster) to reshingle Afghanistan. He arrived in the United the roof. States on Monday, July 20. Nathan Jeanne Berg was at'Christian should be home in Woodbury by Women's Club on Tuesday, July 21 at Thursday, July 23. Zion Lutheran Church. The special Phyllis Schluter, Shirley and feature was Sue Kulbeik with a talk on Mickey Heffernan, and Idell Ross training puppies to become Seeing went to Headwaters for lunch on Eye dogs. It was very interesting to Thursday July 16 . They did alot of see how this is done. She had her dog reminiscing. Lilly along to demonstrate. Sally Phyllis Schluter enjoyed the Hjelle of Savage, a gifted singer, told potluck picnic on Friday, July 17 at St. her inspirational story in song and John's. It was intended as a get to word. She told how to accentuate the know who is in your group gathering. positive and eliminate the negatives. Pre-coffee piano music was by Clarrissa Gruneich. She played lots of patriotic songs for the month of July. It was well attended. 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Early Monday morning, July 20 was when they arrived home. David and Janet Weber went on vacation to St. Cloud. Also joining them were their children and grandchildren. They spent a few days at the Holiday Inn. High bridge players at the Ortonville Community Center Friday afternoon, July 17 were Lloyd Lorange and Mary Lou Croatt. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. E. Hwy. 12 MIIbank, SD 605-432-9111 CUSTOM BUTCHERING MON-WED-FRI. Emergency Call Dale at 320-808-1871/605-938-4389 Tuesday, July 28, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 3