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!i+ii IN[ E "A Constructive Newspaper- A Live Community" NDENT B WHEAT is being reaped throughout the area, as many farmers are wrapping up their strong winds last month, much of the wheat seemed to have recovered, standing tall Justin Leuthardt, 14, mans the combine in his father Cal's field two miles north of class winners at BS County Fair aabition of our again impressed Who viewed the Big Stone of the we, the wish to Best of Ortonviile Wellendorf, Anderson, Clinton Horticulture Anne Horticulture ville Food Preservation Fruit/Vegetable Irene Henkelman, Correll Pickle/Relish Irene Henkelman, Correll Jam/Jelly Charlotte Athey, Graceville Processed Meat Irene Henkelman, Correll Baking Bread Ann Helgeson, Ortonville 5 lb Flour Cookies, Bars & Doughnuts Leola Lovgren, Ortonviile 5 Ib Flour Cakes Sharon Athey, Clinton 4 ib Sugar Decorated Cakes/Cooki,g' Leola Lovgren, Ortonville 2 Ib Powdered Sugar Pie Leola Lovgren, Ortonville 4 lb Sugar Candy Elayne Fahlgren, Ortonville 4 lb Sugar Baking with Honey Ann Helgeson, irsch celebrates Golden Jubilee OSB, Sisters celebrated July 7, 2002, at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth. Her brother, Rev. Robert P. Goblirsch, officiated at the celebration Mass and delivered the homily, at the Chapel of Our Lady, Queen of Peace. In attendance for the occasion were Sisters of the Order, immediate family members and friends. A dinner and reception followed the celebration. Sister Bertille, first entered the Order on January 1, 1951, made her First Profession on July 11, 1952, followed by Final Vows on July 11, 1955. Her years of dedicated service, found her stationed at communities in Duluth and Minneapolis, Chicago, IL., and Phoenix, AZ. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Clara Goblirsch of Sleepy Eye, and is presently residing at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN. 55811. Ortonville Jar of Honey Baking with Dairy Products Elayne Fahlgren, Ortonville 1 lb butter Creative Gift Display Martha Fischer, Graceville $5.00 from Home Extension Council Fine Arts and Handicrafts Home Furnishings Adrianne Stattelman, Clinton Clothing Gladys Paulsen, Ortonvilte Knitted/ Crocheted Kathy Henkelnian, Correlt Holiday Article Leola Lovgren, /'Ortonviile Quilt-Hand stitched Caroline Pansch, Graceville Quilt- Machine stitched Arlene Frederick, Clinton "Youth Kristen Huselid, Clinton Over 65 Art Hoernemann, Ortonville We thank Bill's SuperValu Plus, Big Stone Dairy Association, and Ellingson's Honey for the dona- tions of flour, sugar, butter, and honey. Thank you also to the Big Stone County Home Extension Council and Big Stone County Horticulture Club for the monetary awards. We encourage everyone to review the preliminary Premium List on the (Continued on page 9) OHS volleyball info meeting Thurs. There will be a player and parent meeting for all volleyball players grades 7-12 in the high school com- mons area at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 8. Forms will be filled out and ;ched- ules distributed at this time. Annual flower show at Tabor The 39th annual flower show will be held Thursday, Aug 8 at the Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City. Serving from 2 until 7 p.m. Theme will be "God Bless America." Sandwiches, pie, ice cream, lemonade and coffee will be served. Blandin advises community leaders to show united effort This week marks the area's end of a year-long participation in a commu- nity development program sponsored by the Blandin Foundation of Grand Rapids. The program, called the Blandin Community Investment Partnership, has been managed by a 14-memher steering committee of community leaders, most of whom have partici- pated in the Foundation's leadership training program. Though theFfoundation provided the Big Stone Lake area with $214,600 to fund community devel- opment programs and a pledge for an additional $200,000 to support a tele- works learning center, Biandin denied the community's request to fund any projects for the second year phase. "The Blandin Foundation staff and board did not award the year two grant because they felt community support for and commitment to the projects included in the application was limited and dispersed," according to Wally Rogers, BCIP community development consultant for the Big Stone Lake area. Blandin Foundation Vice President Kathryn Jensen said the Big Stone Lake area could resubmit a grant for consideration prior to Sept. 1. However, she also indicated it was highly unlikely the foundation would grant the request, because they felt Big Stone Lake area leaders needed to refocus with a united vision and coop- erate better amongst themselves. Upon receiving this information and having such a short timeline to re- submit a request, the local steering committee decided not to re-apply. Jensen's assessment of the commu- nity's leadership is much the same as the jury's finding in the recent eco- nomic development summit meeting held at the New Life Community Baptist Church. The BCIP Steering Committee is in the process of re-organizing and expanding its membership. Anyone interested in joining the effort can contact Becky Parker at 839-3030. The first year $214,600 grant was used to help the Bonanza Education Center expand staff and programming year-round, and pay for feasibility studies for improving Ortonville's central business district, developing land at the foot of Big Stone Lake, and establishing a cultural and recre- ation center. The Steering Committee also used part of the grant to hire Rogers as a community development consultant to help the committee manage the grant and the projects the grant fund- ed Rogers helped the Steering Committee produce business plans for the Bonanza Education Center, Big Stone Area Growth Corporation and the Teleworks-Learning Center. The June 12 Area Economic Development Summit Meeting held at New Life Community Baptist Church in Ortonville was also organized and sponsored by the Steering Committee, using BCIP funds. The Steering Committee is using the $200,000 pledge to leverage USDA grants and loans that will help establish the Teleworks-Learning Center in the old clinic building next to the hospital in Ortonville. The Center will provide e-technology and telecommunications services for healthcare businesses. It will also serve as a distance-learning site for area residents seeking educational opportunities and professional train- ing and certification that can be learned on-line. The City of Ortonviile donated space for the Center, which is expected to be oper- ational by the end of the ),ear. The BCIP Steering Committee is considering participation in a new community development program sponsored by the Blandin Foundation. Annual Eidskog ice cream social The annual Eidskog Youth League ice cream social will be held Sunday, Aug. 1 lth from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu is barbeque, hot dogs, homemade pies, ice cream, chips, pop and coffee. Matching funds by AAL Branch 6843. Junior/Senior Golf Tourney this Sun. Ortonville's annual Junior/Senior Golf Tournarnent will be held this Sunday, August 11, at the Ortonville Golf Course. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 3 p.m. Participants may sign up in advance, also, at the clubhouse. The nine hole tournament is open to children ages 15 and under, with no age restrictions for senior participants. ( Check out our web site at www.ortonvilleindependent.com ) Museum welcomes additions to Hanson's bird collection Several new additions to Charles Hanson's North American Wildlife Collection are now on display at the Big Stone County Museum. Hanson states one of the new birds, a snowy owl, was found frozen in a snowdrift in Stevens County last January and given to him for use in the display. Also new to the exhibit are a red- tailed hawk, which was turned over by the county's game warden, and a Mahi-Mahi fish from Hawaii, donated by the sister of an Artichoke resident and weighing in at 18 pounds. The North American Wildlife Collection, a group of around 500 birds and other animals, was donated to the Big Stone County Museum by Hanson of rural Correll. Valued at approximately $285,000, the collec- tion is housed in the 1930's era Artichoke Lake General Store, one of two new buildings Hanson also donat- ed to the Big Stone County Historical Society. After renovating the buildings, the collection, which spent many months in a back room at the museum, was then cleaned, re-airbrushed and put into place with newly painted back- grounds. The phenomenal collection has been described by The Minneapolis Star and Tribune as "one of the largest (collections) probably in the world." SEVERAL NEW ADDITIONS to the Charles Hanson bird collection have come recently to the Big Stone County Museum. Above, museum Green Thumb workers Palma Gutzman, left and Delores Sitter show off a snowy owl, one of the new birds housed in the general store at the museum. Chamber making 2003 calendars Big Stone Lake Area's Chamber of Director Oriou Mittelstaedt by Aug. Commerce 2003 event calendars are 15 to be included. For more informa- in the works, and anyone with events tion or to submit an event for 2003, to include are asked to submit them as call 839-3284 or stop at the chamber soon as possible, office. Event information must be given to THE STREETS OF ORTONVILLE Saturday afternoon were nearly 100 participants trail ride. Cowboys and cowgirls camped out at Riverside Park for the weekend'and held a dance Saturday nigl]t. Rides were held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with an awards ceremony wrap- ping up the festivities Sunday afternoon. More trail ride photos inside.