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OLDEST COUPLE riding in the Riverside Trail Ride in Ortonville was Diane and Steve Houge of Fergus Falls. Diane was also named oldest cowgirl. Oldest cowboy, not pictured, was Kenny Skoog of Graceville. WINNER OF THE RED ROAN .yearling at the Riverside Trail Ride was Cody McMahon of Odessa. Not pictured is Lois Mastel of Orient, SD, who won a Sorrel colt. Cornfest meeting set for Wednesday The public is invited to attend a meeting this Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Pizza Ranch at 6 p.m. to wrap up plans for Ortonville's upcoming Cornfest celebration. The meeting will be held in the restaurant's back room. Anyone who is interested in helping plan and organize the celebration is encouraged to attend the meeting. If you can not attend, but would like to help-volunteer with Comfest, call Katie at the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 320- 839-3284. Comfest is scheduled for Aug. 20-22. Class of '75 reunion set The class of 1975 will be hosting their 35th class reunion Aug. 20-21. Friday, Aug. 20 starting at 6p.m. there will be a potluck at Duane and Mary Hillman's residence, 68393 430th -Street, Odessa. On Saturday a ban- quet will be held at the Matador Supper Club with social hour starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program. The class is unable to locate the following classmates: Andrew Bjerken, D'Wana Juve Carroll, Bill Cody, Bonnie Fahje, Cynthia Helgeson, Bob May, Veronica Steichen, Jackie Tracy. If you have information on these classmates or would like additional information on the reunion please contact Richard Tiegs at 319-337-6667. (AOVx2) Cover your health between retirement and Medicare Maybe you're retired or planning to retire soon but you're not yet eligible for Medicare. And maybe you're wondering what to do about getting a health plan. I can Help. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has several affordable plans and deductible options that are ideal to bridge the time between retirement and Medicare. And you know Blue Cross is a name you can trust for quality and dependability. Give me a call. We can discuss your situation and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have. FREE ENTERTAINMENT! Authorized mde~aendent acjent/agen~ for i~e ~ BIIleCros. B|ueShield of Minnesota Tom Oakes Agent 40 NW 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 I HOURS: Mon.-Fri 8AM-6PM; Sat. 8AM-5:30PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 BEER GARDENS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY - 5 P.M. TO CLOflE FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - NOON TO CLOSE g Sunday, August 22: Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. HALF A HOG ..................... O:ft/ DELl HAM........................ $2.99Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb. odrh..~ Per Lb. Hamburger Patties ......... $2,99 Lo~a,y Grown Beef- Per Lb.QuARTERS & SlDES...~Id~" .OID~" ,onee. Own $3 HICKORY SMOKED BA(~ON .......................................... . .......99 Engaged Nicholas William Thymian of Ortonville and Lacy Jean Ronglien of Big Stone City, SD will be united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Ortonville. Conducting the service will be Father Goblirsch. A dance will follow the reception at the Big Stone American Legion in Big Stone City, SD. Nick is the son of Jennifer Thymian and the late Bill Thymian of Ortonville. Nick currently works for Ronglien & Sons. Nick also enjoys hunting and riding motorcycle. Lacy is the daughter of Mark and Arloa Ronglien of Big Stone City, SD. She is an OHS graduate and currently works as a registered nurse for SMOC-Family Planning. Lacy also enjoys riding motorcycle and spend- ing time with friends and family. Nick and Lacy currently reside in Ortonville. Please feel free to cele- brate with the couple at their wedding dance located at the Big Stone American Legion from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. Makis celebrate 50th anniversary John and Florence (Lindquist) Maki Will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house Aug. 21 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Esko, 4 Elizabeth Ave. They were married Sept. 3, 1960 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. No gifts please. Greetings can be sent to: 26 N. Cloq Rd W., Esko, MN 55733. (ADV) lJth! love ]foul Sara and Boys Ortonville Alumni Assoc. to meet The Ortonville Alumni Association will be having their annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ortonville Catholic Church. following the Jamboree meal at the' Church, kicking off Corn Feet weekend! The purpose of this meeting will be to consider and take action on busi- ness matters of the organization including the election of four Directors. All Ortonville Alumni and guests are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. The Ortonville Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2010 Alumni Scholarship recipi- ents of $1000 each; Kevin Berdan, Kaylee Helgeson, and Natalie Sitter. The Alumni Association is able to give these annual scholarships with the dues and gifts of alumni to the Association. Please consider joining the Alumni Association or renewing your membership by sending your $'10 annual or $90 for 10 years to: Ortonville Alumni Association, PO Box 224, Ortonville, MN 56278. (ADVx2) Open house set for Brian Pearson A "wish you well" open house honoring Brian Pearson will be held at the Big Stone Camp for Christ on Wednesday evening, Aug. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After serving as pastor at the Artichoke Baptist Church as well as working with the area youth for the past two years, Brian will be leaving the community to begin seminary studies. Come and join us in wishing him "God Speed" as he enters this new chapter in his life. Refreshments will be served. (ADVx2) Boy born to Doug and Alicia Schliep ..,.,..... .......~L.. ~i::iiii::iii~ .::::?~ ~::~il~!i~i~i::;~: i~ " ~!~i:i::ili::::i!~:: : ::::i~:::i.i~iiiii::iii::i::iiiii::i::i::!:. : .::::;~iii~t Jacob Owen Schliep was born Friday, July 30 at 1:02 p.m. at Ortonville Area Health Services. weighing seven pounds, eight ounces and was20 inches long. Proud parents are Doug and Alicia Schliep of Holloway. Grandparents include Ron and Joann Schliep of Holloway and Jacob Jr. and Bonnie Danielson of Correll Great-grandparents include Stanley and Marion Schliep of Holloway, Arlene Danielson of Ortonville, and Phyllis and Tom Wanke of Appleton. Aunt and uncles are Janelle Schliep, Dan Schliep, and Jeff Danielson. Class of '90 to hold 20 year reunion Ortonville's 20-year class reunion will be held on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at the Matador in Ortonville. Social hour begins at 6 p.m with a dinner ,and dance to follow. The cost is $25 per person for the meal and the D J, which will be paid at the door (ADV) Area news digest SWIFT COUNTY- Former District 777 Supt Carl Remmers. 65. was arraigned in Beltrami County District Court July 27 on one count of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree,.a serious felony. Bail was set at $5.000 bond by Beltrami County District Judge Paul T. Bensho0f. Cash bail was set at $1,000 The Bemidji Pioneer reported that Remmers was no longer listed in custody at the Beltrami County Jail'. The conditions of bail include not leaving the state of Minnesota and making all future court appearances, not having contact with the victim or any minors and remaining law abiding, The Pioneer reported. If convicted on the felony charge, Remmers faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20.000 fine. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Monday in Beltrami County. FAIRFAX- Ronald Winch has joined First National Bank as senior vice president. Ron brings 33 years of banking experience to his new position in Fairfax. Winch comes to Fairfax from Balaton, where he was branch manager of First Independent Bank for four years. Prior to Balaton. Ron had been in Comfrey for 26.years In Comfrey Ron began as vice president in 1980 and moved up to president of the bank, serving in that position for two years. WHEATON-The Traverse County Commissioners have paved the way for a 100 foot higher tower to be constructed in Croke Township. The commission during its meeting on July 20 approved a conditional use permit for the steel, self-supporter tele-communication to be put up in Section 27 of the township. The applicant is, Rural Tower Network, LLC. The commission agreed with a recommendation from the county's Board of Adjustment to approve the tower. The board suggested only two stipulations. The tower must meet compliance standards of the Federal Communications Commission. along with all other local, state, and federal regulations. A copy of the final lease agreement, signed by the landowner, must become part of th6 permanent record. DAWSON-A Dawson man appeared in Lac qui Parle District Court July 28 and plead guilty to third degree burglary. Michael Paul Swieczkowski. 20. Dawson, appeared at a sentencing hearing before Judge B.W. Christopherson. Prosecuting attorney was Richard Stulz of Madison. with Michael Kinney of Willmar defense. Swieczkowski was initially charged on one count of first degree burglary involving an incident in Dawson Feb. 23, 2(H0. He plead guilty to third degree burglary and was placed on probation for five years; fined $585; ordered to pay restitution of $22; and he must serve two days in jail. B. Olson receives award for column American Agricultural Editors Association, at their National Convention in St. Paul, ,awarded Brent Olson of Otrey Township the 2010 Award for Best Regular Column, for his work in Living the Country Life. The AAEA is a professional organization of writers, editors, and photojournalists who work in the field of agricultural media. Olson is also the recipient of the 2010 Upper Minnesota River Arts Meander Tributary Award. Olson has written multiple books and has had articles published in several publications including a weekly column in the Northern Star INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Big Stone Senior citizens Sec. Carol Holtquist Big Stone Senior Citizens met on Tuesday, Aug. 3 with 12 members present. The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag, the birthday song was sung for several members followed by the table prayer and a delicious pot luck dinner. At 1 p.m. the business meeting was opened by Vice President Alice Secretaries read and approved. Treasurers report was given. Motion made and seconded to be approved as given. Old business-None New business-treasurers job is tabled. Motion made for adjournment. Clara had readings Cards and bingo were played. Come join us for good food, fellowship and a relaxing afternoon. 1 WED., AUGUST 18 THROUGH SUN., AUGUST 22 APPLEXON, MN www.swiftcountyfair,org -. -:- , " -- - , ..... :-- d~ -_ :.- I : . ....... FREE GATE, ........ : : Carnival Rides THE ! ~r this evening, : BUMPER. CARS! 7:00-Clos)) Bollywoods 8:30 p.m. - Close ........~ ................ ........... 8:30 p.m. - Close 7 , ItlTCID, ILLE MONROII" STATE FAIR TALENT CONTEST 1:00 PM :: SPECIAL EVENTS ..-" - 4-H SHOWS-- - TRACTOR PARADE - - CHAIN SAW A~TmTnY - -- ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY- -- 2NI) ANm~,~L IRON CHEF COMPETITION -- LOLLI~ POP ~ CLOWN AND FRIENDS Balloon & Face Painting Sat. & Sun. - Noon - 6:00 p.m. FREE ! EXHIBITS! Agricultural . Baked (;nods Creative Activities Root Beer Floats llomemade It ...... 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