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in nv! area CITIZENS FOR BIG STONE LAKE LAWN CHAIR 19RILL TEAM was quite active promoting Big Stone Lake in the 1980s. Seated, left to right, are Angela Taylor May, Renee Schake Dornbush, Terry Guillemette, Samara Parker, Lisa Gustafson, Sylvia Van Lith, Joyce Schoon Herman, Joan Stern, Julie Kingsley; standing, left to right, are Jennifer Harms, Jerry Parker, Judy Pattison, Sharon Finke, Kathy Taylor, Barb Voecks, Angie Stotesbery, Marilyn Chindvall, Steve Stern, Theresa Justison, Linda Bailey, Becky Parker, Trish Kraemer, (unknown), Nancy Hilleren, Judy Drewicke, Chris Johnson, Anne (Nederosik) Johnson, Mindy Hosktein, Kay Kanten and David Zehringer. FOR THE WEEK OF July 28, 2009 10 YEARS AGO July 27, 1999 Local artist Darold Bailey, along with assistant John Schultz of Odessa, completed work on a seven-ton granite buffalo sculpture, to be located in the "Monarch of the Plains" Park in Sioux Falls, SD. The sculpture was funded through the sale of 25 smaller granite buf- faloes and will sit in the park with music and lights on it nightly. Ortonville was a "Tent City" Sunday evening as an estimated 1,700 riders descended on the town for Monday's start of the 10th annual MS TRAM. Any and all of area parks were filled to capacity with tents, as riders were enter- tained by a variety of acts in Ortonville's Lakeside Park Sunday evening. Ortonville was the recipient of the "Golden Tree Award" recently, for the city's work on planting new trees and saving existing ones. "Poppy Puppies" were donated to the Orl onville Police Department by the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary, Post #3964. The 20 stuffed toys were donated to aid in the department's cases involving small children. 25 YEARS AGO July 25, 1984 Thirteen cars of a Burlington Railroad freight train, loaded with oats being shipped from North Dakota to Willmar, derailed last Saturday night on the Milwaukee Road tracks just east of Ortonville's Milwaukee Depot. Ortonville's famous little red wagon popcorn stand, one of the few originals of its kind still oper- ating anywhere in the country, is open once again for the summer and fall months. It is being operat- ed by Ran and Vadnae Kottke of Ortonville. A total of $19,750 has been given away by Ortonville mer- chants since Ortonville's Civic and Commerce Association began its Winawadaweek promotion in 1977. Two of the biggest jackpots, both $700 in scrip money, were won by Mary Bear of Ortonville in May of 1983, and Bob Manz, Ortonville in June of this year. A girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Arndt of Clinton was recorded at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO July 30, 1959 Ortonville's new fire truck was received Monday and it was offi- cially initiated into the department within a few hours as it was taken to a fire which destroyed a Norris Creamery truck. Area fishermen are wondering if the fish in Big Stone Lake have gone stark raving mad. Usually the lastweek of July is the dullest time of the year as far as fishing goes. But this year, fishermen have been bringing in beautiful limits of big walleyes, in addition to big north- e r!a. s. Ortonville's main street will take on the appearance of a Midway this Friday as the mer- chants of this city are putting on "Carnival Day" where the shop- per's wish is the merchant's com- mand. Births recorded at the Ortonville Hospital were a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Potter of Ortonville, a girl to Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Hamann of Clinton, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Harland Lund of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hein, Jr. of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO July 27, 1939 Until the newly created Minnesota-South Dakota Boundary Waters Commission determines what the most desirable and benefi- cial level for Big Stone Lake, waters of the Little Minnesota River, if any, will continue their natural course of flowage into Big Stone Lake. Because its warehouses are overstocked with canned sweet From1 the flies at the Ortonville Independent corn of last season and the further fact that all warehouses throughout the nation are likewise overloaded, the Big Stone Canning Company of Ortonville will not operate this year. By a nearly two to one vote the citizens of Ortonville passed the $30,000 bond issue for park pur- poses following one of the most hotly waged elections in many years. Births recorded at the Ortonville Hospital were a boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlson of Porter and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hegge of Ortonville. THIS COLUMN SPONSORED IN PART BY ~.~A~. STRONG AIR , Dean Kovarik, owner 14291 SD Hwy. 109 Big Stone City, SD 57216 Phone 605-862-8528 605-467-0301 GLADYS JOHNSON HONORED ON HER 87TH BIRTHDAY which was June 14th of this year, by her four children! Shown, left to right, are Lyndon and Sylvia Johnson of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sandy of Portland, OR, Marlys of Maple Grove, and at rear is Dave of Clearwater. Photo was taken June 27th at Northridge in Ortonville. By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View in Ortonville on Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels and Mrs. Tom Croatt were among relatives that attended the reunion of the Ed and Nellie Schake family at the Lakesfiore R.V. park in Ortonville on Saturday, July 18, 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hoffman and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoffman spent Friday until Sunday in New Ulm for the Polka Fest. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher and Mrs. Randy Stukey attended the white coat ceremony of their grand daughter and niece Alisha Daily at U.N.D, in Grand Forks, ND on Thursday, July 16. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Folk of Milbank were Sunday, July 19 visitors at the Kevin Rademacher home. Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Arnie Kirchberg of Milbank were Friday forenoon visitors at the home of their mother Adelaide Kirchberg. Lawrence Schinieg visited Alphonse Schmieg at Lakeside apartments in Ortonville on Saturday afternoon July 18. Mrs. Morrie Hoffman of St. Paul, Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg, and Mrs. Joan Krakow attended the pie and ice cream social and visited with residents at St. William's home in Milbank on Thursday afternoon July 16, 2009. Sunday, July 19 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home were Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg, Mrs. Steve Barr of Ortonville and daughters Kristin of Fargo and Lexi of St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg were among folks thar attended and enjoyed the Coleau Ridge Jamboree on Sunday afternoon July 19. Betty Comstock of Mankato spent July 18 weekend at the home of her sister Kay Karels to help her celebrate her birthday, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pribenow were among visitors during the weekend. Fifteen Seniors attended the July pot luck dinner at St. Joseph's school on Tuesday, July 21,2009 at 12 noon. The Pledge of Allegiance and table prayers were said and they sang happy birthday for Lyle Smith which was the only birthday for July of those present. Bingo, cards and visiting were enjoyed in the afternoon. Aug. 18 is the date for the next pot luck and Seniors in this area are invited and welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Brett Peterson and girls of Brainerd were July 19 weekend visitors at the Lawrence Millerbemd home. Mr. and Mrs. David Wield and family of Bronsville, NY spent Tuesday, July 21 until the 25th at the Hoffman farm visiting with Jim Hoffman and sons of Red Wing, and her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Morrie Hoffman of St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson and girls of Maple Grove spent the weekend in Ortonville and visiting with her father Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View and took Alfred to Pizza Ranch for dinner with the Paul and Alan Volkenant families on Saturday, July 18. l Checkour web site [ By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Rosemary Schmitt and son Gerald from Clark, SD visited her brother John Van Hout and wife Jerri Saturday, July 18 and July 19. Evelyn Morris of Ortonville visited Ralph and Lavina Loeschke a couple of times the week of July 20. On July ll Elmer and Charlotte Athey and Matthew Athey attended the wedding of Boyd Beyer and Stacey Kehoe at Johnson. Monday noon, July 20 Marilyn Carlson stopped in to visit Delores Bengston for a little while. Sunday, July 19 Delores Bengston and her daughter Bonnie Swezey of Ortonville went to Bellingham to visit Delores sister Marlys Redepenning for the afternoon. Tuesday afternoon, July 21 Delores Bengston spent the afternoon visiting Lori and Dale Brandt of rural Milbank. Lori made a delicious supper for Delores with things out of her garden. Lori is a great gardner. Saturday, July 18 Derald and Margaret Hay attended the wedding of Margaret's great-nephew over in Brookings, SD. Mel and Joan Diers of Minot and Melvin and Rowena Diers of Aberdeen visited Gert and Vernon Goldsmith on Saturday forenoon, July 18. Kris Krause of Minneapolis and Janice, Ryan, and Brian Krause of Milbank had Gert Goldsmith and Pat Delgehausen over on Sunday, July 19 for dinner at the cabin on Big Stone Lake. Trudy Taylor was a caller of Vernon and Gert Goldsmith on Monday, July 20. Supper guests at Donald and Arvene Van Hout's home Saturday evening, July 18 were John and Florenece Maki from Esko, Roger and Phyllis Gruenwald of Big Stone, Melford and Joan Diers of Minot, and Melvin and Rowena Diers of Aberdeen. Peggy and Bob Dunston spent the 4th of July in East Peoria, IL with Bob's sister and family members. They had a cookout and watched the fireworks across the lake. The next week they visited old schoolmates and their son Ken and also granddaughter Chanda and great-granddaughters Avery and Macy in Washington, IL. The following week they went to Ofallon, MO to visit with son Michael and Sally. Then Bob and Peggy went on to Troy, MO to see their grandchilden Malie and Bob's namesake great-grandson Mason Dea Dunston, the fourth generation with the middle name Dea. Lori Hoyam helped Doris Scoblic with her flowers on Wednesday, July 22. Thirty members of the class of '69 were over to Brad and Sandy Hanson's for dinner on Friday night, July 17. The organizer was Sandy Hanson, who was also Homecoming queen in '69. Don Haukos and Patti Holquist were there for the party. Patti also was a '69 classmate. On Saturday night, July 18 after a dinner at the golf clubhouse Don Haukos chaperoned the class of '69 around a bonfire at his house until 1 a.m. KDIO Temps Hi Low July 19 75 48 July 20 77 July 21 77 61 July 22 81 57 July 23 84 61 July 24 77 62 July 25 77 63 i<, i i GRACEVILLE HEALTH CENTER Committed to Your Health Gina Kontz, MA, CCC-A Audiologist willbe at Graceville Health Center on Monday, August 31st Gina specializes in hearing evaluations for newborns, children ages 4 and older, and adults; and hearing aid consultations and fittings for children ages 4 and older and adults. PODIATRY Monday, August 3 Amee Gibson, DPM UROLOGY Monday, August 3 Raymond A. Hackett, MD UROLOGY Monday, August 3 Thomas J. Stillwell, MD PSYCHOLOGY . Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 Evy Rodne-Cole, LP DIETITIAN Wednesday, August 5 Julie.Danielson, LRD ORTHOPEDICS Friday, August 7 E. Alan Williams, MD GENERAL SURGEON Tuesdays, August 11 & 25 Paul Wasemiller, MD INTERNAL MEDICINE Tuesday, August 18 John Stock, MD ENT Tuesday, August 18 Kenneth Rogotzke, DO OPTOMETRY Thursday, August 20 Christopher Conroy, OD CARDIOLOGY Tuesday, August 25 Christopher Paa, MD OPHTHALMOLOGY Tuesday, August 25 Curt Wischmeier, MD AUDIOLOGY " Monday, August 31 Gina Kontz, MA, CCC-A MAMMoGRAMS & ULTRASOUNDS Available daily through GHC Radiology Department * Dates subject to change. We also offer Cardiac Rehab, Physical & Occupational Therapy and complete x-ray service, including ultrasounds, mammography, CT & MRI scans, Nuclear.Medicine & Bone Density Testing. " CHILDREN ENJOYED RACING for prizes in the Ortonville Crazy Day kids' contest. The event was sponsored by the Business Association of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 INDEPENDENT Page 5