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Good old days in the Ortonville area IN APRIL OF 1968 this photo appeared in color in The Independent with the heading, "A Bit Early...AprU Showers (And Snow) Bring Out May Flowers!" The caption under the photo read: "An early spring...and a group of sweet young girls...brought out the Independent color cameraman this week. Together, they found a nice patch of early-blooming May Flowers on an Ortonville Hillside. In the color-process print above, left to right, you see Kim Kottke, 7; Lisa Ruppert, 7; Darcy Dahle, 6; Heather Raffety, 5; Chari Kottke, 5; Lynne Dahle, 5; and Collette Kaercher, 5, all of Ortonville. Rain and snow during the past week amounted to 1.28 inches of much-needed moisture here. FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 2, 2011 10 YEARS AGO July 31, 2001 For 40 years, the annual Trail Ride has brought riders to Ortonville, and will return once again this weekend, Aug. 4 and 5. Young ladies from the Ortonville area entering grades 11 and 12 this fall are encouraged to sign up for the Miss Ortonville Area Queen competition, to be held during this year's 63rd annual Cornfest celebration Aug. 19. Winner of this year's Big Stone County Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life "Those Adorable Babies" promotion is Mitchell Meyer, son of Scott and Tanny Meyer of Odessa. Ortonville's Kirsten Dragseth achieved a rare feat last Thursday at the Ortonville Golf Course, with a hole-in-one shot. Dragseth aced hole six, a par three, with her five iron. The shot was witnessed by Josh Sykora. Kirsten is the daugh- ter of Jerry and Marge Dragseth. 25 YEARS AGO July 30, 1986 Senior Shawnda Johnson of Ortonville is a utility player on the 1986 Moorhead State University women's volleyball team. Johnson, 5'8", played on the junior varsity squad last season and is expected to lend depth to the Dragon varsity team this fall. For the fifth time, brother and sister Peter and Nancy Geier of the Twin Cities returned to win the championship flight at the 12th Annual Ortonville Couples Golf Tournament, held July 26-27. Peter and Nancy won three straight titles in 1981-1983 and a fourth in 1985. The following births were recorded at the OrtonviU Hospital: a boy to Mr, and M/s. Kenneth Voecks of Big Stone City, SD, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Griffith of Milbank, SD, a boy to Mr, and Mrs. Gene Moberg of Clinton, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Running Hawk of Corona, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Orin Feldick of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trapp of Milbank, SD. 50 YEARS AGO Aug. 1, 1961 A trial run will be held Aug. 3rd at the Big Stone Canning Co. Val Rausch, 70, of Big Stone City, SD is mighty proud of his golfing scores these days. He shot the lowest score of his life, a par 36. St. John's Lutheran Church of Alban Township will observe their 50th anniversary on Aug. 20th. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files of the Ortonville Independent "Refuge Economic Impact to Area Shown in Survey" was a headline in this issue. The Big Stone County Fair will be held at Clinton beginning Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6. The Pilot Fly-In has been set for Sunday at Holiday Island on Big Stone Lake. About 50 planes are expected to land on the island. 70 YEARS AGO July 31, 1941 Loan rates and regulations on 1941 wheat, barley and rye were announced this week by the County AAA committee. Last winter's cooperative sein- ing venture with South Dakota net- ted 414,133 pounds of carp from Big Stone Lake, the State Game and Fish Division reported this week. Well over an inch of rain fell in this immediate vicinity Monday evening when a driving rain, accompanied by strong winds, brought a brief respite from the ter- rific heat of the past week and a half. Big Stone County farmers helped to swell the loan volume of the Morris Production Credit Association this year to the largest six-month figure of $155,593.32 in this credit co-op's history. The following birth was record- ed at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Jacobson of Ortonville. Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Val Roggenbuck and his sister Annella of Watertown spent Friday, July 22 in Pelican Rapids and visited with their sister Mrs. Cliff Hemingson at her apartment and with her husband Cliff who is in a nursing home. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bear of Ontario, OR and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Whiting of Plymouth also attended their family get together. St. Joseph youth group served an ice cream social after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 24 at St. Joseph's School. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Amundson of Lakeville and daughter Carla of St. Paul, Phyllis Stade of No. Mankato and Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg were later Saturday afternoon, July 23 visitors at the Margaret Cronin home in Revillo. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Karels and family of Whapeton visited at the Jerry Karels home on Sunday afternoon, July 24 and were supper guests at the Kay Karels home. Carter Moen of Milan spent Friday evening, July 22 at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Amundson of Lakeville and daughter Carla of St. Paul and Phyllis Stade of No. Mankato and Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg were Saturday forenoon, July 23 visitors at the Dorothy Gmiterko home in Ortonville. They were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wyel of LeSeuer and enjoyed a cousins noon luncheon at the Golf Club and visiting with their cousin Virginia Karels at Northridge in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Friday, July 22 till Sunday, July 24 at the Steve Millerbernd home in St. Cloud and helped their son Noah celebrate his third birthday on Saturday, July 23. Mia and Savannah Jones of Andover are spending a week vacation with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg attended the birthday party for Les Quade's 97 birthday in Wilmot, SD on Sunday afternoon, July 24. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg were Sunday evening, July 24 visitors at the Leon Stoick home. Mrs. Dave Mork was a Monday, July 25 visitor at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rademacher are the parents of a son Austin Lee born on Friday, July 22, 2011. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher and Mr. and Mrs. Donavon Loeschke of Big Stone City, SD. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg attended her cousin Dorothy Gmiterko's 80th birthday party at her home in Ortonville on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. July 23 weekend guests at the Roger Karels home were Mr. and Mrs. Alan Dimberg of Woodbury. Lois Hoffman was not present when her name was called for $20 at the drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, July 27, so next week's drawing will be for $40. Keep recycling working. Buy recycled. For a free brochure, please call 1-800-2-REC'CLE or visit O ] eNVIRONMeNTAL DeFeNSe finding the wlya that work i Red River Basin Ripple Effect #166 Rain: slow it down, soak it up, keep it clean By the Red River Basin Commission, as organization chartered non-profit corporation under the provisions of Manitoba, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota law. Every time it rains, a host of bacteria, chemicals, fuels and heavy metals wash off our lawns, driveways, sidewalks and streets, running straight into lakes and rivers via the underground storm sewer system, making them hazardous for swimming and marine life. One of the contributors to river and lake pollution is conventional approaches to urban landscaping and storm water management. Urban areas are covered with hard surfaces- buildings, streets, driveways, walkways, parking lots. Storm water systems are engineered to facilitate or speed-up runoff, leaving a legacy of poor water quality. Large concentrations of toxic chemicals, such as oil, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heavy metals, wash from the urban environment into the storm sewer system when it rains or during spring snow melts. Hardened surfaces disrupt the natural water cycle and prevent rain from soaking into the ground, bypassing the natural filtration of soil and vegetation. Stormwater runoff impacts water quality and quantity by: transporting pollution directly into lakes and rivers; eroding shorelines and loss of topsoil that hastens further runoff; warming up surface water, making it more susceptible to waterborne bacteria and hazardous to fragile marine life; overflowing sewage treatment facilities, allowing untreated human waste to flow directly into surface water; and robbing groundwater aquifers of adequate recharge capacity RAIN: What's the solution? The first part is to slow it down by reducing the volume of rain entering the storm water system by capturing it and releasing it more slowly. If we slow rain down by capturing the water and releasing it more slowly, we can help our community reach a more acceptable total maximum daily load of pollutants that enter the nearest water body to our home. This will make it safer for swimming, habitat and drinking water quality downstream. What can you do? Disconnect your downspout from the storm sewer. Install a rain barrel at each downspout. Empty before the next rain. Enhance the urban forest Leaves can really hold water, slowing up to 30 per cent of all precipitation. Conserve water. Household wastewater can run into surface water untreated via combined sewer overflows, sewage treatment bypasses, or leaking sanitary sewer pipes Turn the tap off when you're brushing your teeth, doing the dishes, or soaping up in the shower. Install water saving hardware and appliances the next time you're upgrading. Governments often have rebates for making these changes I t Producers asking to level meatpacking playing field A national coalition of cattle and hog producers, poultry growers and consumers is calling on President Obama to keep his campaign promise to level the playing field for livestock and poultry markets. National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson says enactment of the GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) rule would end what he sees as price manipulation and discrimination by meat packers. "The rule would also prohibit packers from providing unreasonable or undue preferences or advantages to allow chosen cattle feeders to expand while other operators are forced from the marketplace." The number of U.S. hog farmers continues to decline, says hog farmer Darwyn Bach of Boyd, adding that he needs equal protection to stay in the business. "I need to be confident that I have market access for my hogs and I'm competing on a level playing field with other producers." Bach says they've been waiting a long time for the rule to be put in place and he can't wait much longer. "It's been a year since the release of the proposed GIPSA rule and seven months since the comment period ended. It's now time to enact the rule." Most meat packers are opposed to the rule and are seeking to defund it. They say the rule will have negative impacts for both livestock producers and processors. Big Stone City News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Pare and Peter Steinke visited Bodo and Bea Steinke on Sunday, July 24. Saturday, July 23 Arlin and Verna Angerhofer went to Brookings where they met Cindy Angerhofer at Julia Angerhofer's home there. From there they went to Sioux Falls where they visited with various family members. They returned back to Julia's home that evening and spent the night there. Sunday, July 24 they all went to Watertown where they had lunch with Wayne and Mary Yoder of Estelline and Ryan Yoder of Watertown. Ruth Torgerson had birthday company on July 9. Those helping her celebrate her 92nd birthday were John and Joanne Torgerson and Brenda and Randy Christensen who came in the morning. Mary and Emily Torgerson and Nick and Ashley Torgerson also visited Ruth. Several of them along with Ruth went to Rod and Vicky Torgerson's for supper. Monday night, July 11 Ruth's grandson David Torgerson came to visit Ruth Torgerson and wish her a happy birthday. Bob and JoAnn Hasslen went to Buffalo on Saturday, July 16 to attend their daughter Becky Hasslen's marriage to David Clifton. Doris Scoblic was happy to have her daughter Janet Scoblic home for the July 22 weekend. They both enjoyed going out to eat. The weekend of July 22 Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt had their grandson Carter, so they had to spoil him. Monty and Lynn Athey and Lynn's mother Diane went to watch the 12 and 14 year-olds VFW baseball team play in the Regional Tournament the weekend of July 22. The tournament was held in Groton, SD. Monty and Lynn's son Jackson is a member of the team. They placed third over all and had a good season. Faye Athey's son Kurt from Brookings came home to visit his mother Faye the weekend of July 22. Faye's other sons Tom and Pat stopped by and also Faye's son-in-law David Jason and Faye's granddaughter Kim stopped by. Elmer and Charlotte Athey recently spent a few days in the Duluth area with Cheryl Athey. On Saturday, July 23 Pat Delgehausen was over to Vern and Gert Goldsmith's On Sunday, July 24 Ryan and Brian Krause, Pat Delgehausen, and Kayla Tillma were at Vern and Gert Goldsmith's. Trndy Taylor also called on Vern and Gert. Mary Piatz of Browns Valley stopped in for a visit with Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Monday, July 25. The Barnhardt clan all got together for Rod and Tonya Barnhardt's 25th wedding anniversary at the VFW. The Barnhardt clan got together again the following day for a fun chicken plucking party followed by snacks served by Dawn Jensen at Rick Barnhardt's place. Darlene Bogenrief had two of her granddaughters Katlyn and Madison of Chanhassen for a week. They also visited their grandmother Marion Larsen. On Saturday, July 23 Phyllis Schluter and her son Bob visited Jerri Van Hout and son Chuck Jerri Van Hout and son Chuck helped Phyllis Schluter celebrate her birthday on Tuesday, July 26. Sunday, July 24 Shirley Zahn of Milbank and Shirley Voeltz attended the 100th birthday party for Leslie Quade of Corona held at the Wilmot Community Center. Donavon and Cindy Loeschke are welcoming their first grandchild Austin Lee Rademacher of Rosen born on Friday, July 22 at the Ortonville Hospital. Austin weighed seven pounds 14 ounces. He is the son of Adam and Kendra Rademacher. Paula Rausch and her dog Jet were in the Duluth dog show and he finished his championship there. start Athletic physicals help your child perform their best. Physicals are key in the prevention of injury and help get the season off to a winning start. Sanford Wheaton is hosting athletic screenings to make it easy and convenient. Wednesday, Aug. 10 4-6 p.m. Sanford Wheaton Clinic For more information call [320) 536-8971. No Appointment Necessary. $40 due at time of service. No claim vaill be filed with your insurance. SANF00)RD" HEALTH Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 5