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Good old days in the Ortonville area DOWN M , , ,) EMORY S LANE From the files of the Ortonvi|ie Irkdepeadent Ortonville. and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Redman of Odessa 70 YEARS AGO OH YOU KID YOU! That's what former Publisher Lem Kaercher might be saying as he gives a smile to Aug. 8, 1940 the camera. Photo was taken at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in the former Cashtown Cafe Granite A Big Stone County corn husk- ing contest will be sponsored by the Room. At left is Wayne Ross and at right is Reuben Mueller. Ortonville Town and Farm Club around the middle of October it FOR THE WEEK OF Ortonville. The tower was built in 50 YEARS AGO was decided at the club's meeting Aug. 10,2010 1926 by Minneapolis Steel and Aug. 11, 1960 Tuesday. It will be held in the Machinery Co. Builders. Five new teachers were hired by vicinity of Ortonville. 10 YEARS AGO the Ortonville School board. They A baby girl was born to Mr. and Aug. 8, 2000 25 YEARS AGO included: Annabelle Geist, Ellen Mrs. Oscar Angerhofer of Brothers David and Roger Aug. 7, 1985 Eifealdt. Richard Gastler, Ortonville. A boy was born to Mr. Hegge have been in partnership at Dan Levendowski, Ortonville Geraldine Hedge, and Rosalie and Mrs. Alvin Greiner of Wilmot. the Big Stone Lumber Co. for near- Golf Course Superintendentfor the Zimmer. Plans are progressing for the ly 30 ye~s, and are finally closing past several years, left today to As of the first of August, the Ortonville Community Harvest their doors. They have seen around begin a new assignment teaching rain increasing generators for this Picnic to be held at Eternal Springs 20-25 different employees in their turf management at Anoka AVTS. area, hired by Big Stone County on Aug. 21, sponsored by the time, with four presently on staff. The new addition is taking Weather Inc. and Lac qui Parle Ortonville Town and Farm Club. Cleanup Ortonville Week has shape at Ortonville's First Baptist County, ceased operations. The Ortonville band and other been proclaimed for the week of Church as steel beams were put in Births recorded at the Ortonville musicaland entertainment numbers Aug. 7-13 in preparation for this place. The new building will serve Hospital included the following: a will be on the program. year's Cornfest celebration. Mayor as the church's main sanctuary, the girl to Mr. and Mrs. John Reese of The Post Office Department Dave Ellingson signed the procla- present building will become the Ortonville. a boy to Mr. and Mrs. authorities indicated that an mspec- marion, educational wing. The goal for Arie Miller ofWilmot, SD, a boy to tot will be in the city soon to make A group of visitors from completion is Dec. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Jorgenson of a survey and possibly lay out Norway converged, on Ortonville A final coat of stucco was put Clinton. a girl to Mr. and Mrs. routes. If that is done, the next step July 31 and Aug. l, membering over some of the glass block win- Ralph Karels of Big Stone City, a will be to put up house numbers all around 40 and all from Laerdal, dows in James Knoll Elementary girl to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Potter of over town. Norway. They came because they School ~by Jack Stillson of learned the first Norwegian to leave Watertown, SD. The windows their area and come to the United were insulated as part of the f % States had a grandson named school's energy conservation proj- This column sponsored in part by Cornelius Knute Orton that found- ect. ed Ortonville. They were presented Ortonville scouts removed all of Nelson Electric with a granite "Key to the City," their newspapers from the old city inscribed with the Ortonville city jail last week and the old brick logo, and a welcome message was structure was knocked down' early presented to the group. Tuesday morning. The jail was Brent Nelson Paulsen's Painting and removed by the city for landscap- Construction demolished and dis- ing of the First Street parking lot. Commercial & Residential Wiring - Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD posed of-the old water tower in ~ Ortonvilie, MN 56278 320-839-2631 j Veteran Service News Christian Women's Club to meet You are invited to "Talents on By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. Veteran Service Officer The office hours for the Big Stone County Veterans Service Office are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. There is a new program that I would like to start in Big Stone County. Some local businesses have already started this program. Last year, I applied for and received outreach grant funds via the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Here's the new program idea. If you are a business located in Big Stone County, I have ordered 100 business card holders and 5.000 business cards for our local businesses who would like to get the word out concerning VA services provided to our veterans. But Dan, how will this program and having CVSO business cards m my business help me? Good question. Let's say a veteran who shops or is in your business recewing your services, and he or she sees the business card and thinks that maybe they should call Dan in his office. The person calls my office and after a discussion about VA services/benefits with veteran or the submit a claim for the veteran's disability(s) and Veterans Affairs finds in favor of the veteran and grants the disability Let's say the veteran is granted a dollar amount each month for disability compensation Hopefully, the veteran will have more resources to buy additional services/products from your business. Please call or stop by my office arld let me know if you want to display business cards that will help out our veterans. In the "Did you Know?" segment. Did you know thatthe Big Stone County Fair and the Ortonville 72rid Annual Cornfest Celebration are fast approaching? Stop by the Veterans Benefits Booth at these events and veteran's surviving spouse, we find, let's talk! out that the veteran should apply for a Until next week. take care and service-connected disability(s). We "Fair Winds and Following Seas!" Parade" morning coffee on Tues., Aug. 17, 2010 at 9 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Highland Hwy., Ortonville. The special feature will be Neva Foster. Carol Knutson and other rep- resentatives from The Big Stone Art Council talking about the arts and the Meander. Our pre-coffee music is Bonnie Stotesbery and the soloist is Deb Alberts. Our speaker will be Ruth Stoecker. Sioux Falls. SD and her talk is "He Was There All the Time". She has two sons, works at home keeping books for her husband's business. She likes to read, goes for walks and have coffee with friends. Tickets are $5 inclusive with free babysitting available if requested Please reserve by Aug. 13 to Evelyn 320-839-2189 or Elaine 320-839- 3332. Also, contact them if you have to cancel All are welcome. LAND AUCTION. Sat., Aug. 14 II:00 a.m. 30 Acres, More or Less, of Pas[ure Land. Odessa Township, Big Stone County, MN l[ Lmda Land locaied: From Odessa. MN, 3 Miles North on Cty. Hwy 21. Then I Mile East on Cty Rd. 64. Auction Sale Location: Appleton. MN. Appleton Sports Center. N. Hwy. 59 Description - Approx. 30 Acres of Bare Lalad with 20 Acres of Pasture & 9.8 Tillable Acres - Sect. 4. Twp. 121. Rg. 45. NE 1/4. SE 1/4. SE 1/4 & S 1/2. SE 1/4. SE 1/4. Property is Suitable lbr Pasture. Farming, & Building. ]2tdn~- 10% down on sale day. The remainder to be paid in full at closing within 45 days at Closing. Current Crop 2010 Will Re- main With Current Renter. Closing to be conducted by the Seller's Arty. The Property is Marked with Signage & Can Be Viewed At Any Time. For Questions, Aerial Photo. & FSA'Data, Contact John Baker 320-760-0478 or Dru Tosel 612- 860-7143, Auctioneers & Clerks: Brown & Baker Auction Co. & Real Estate, Appleton, MN John Baker - 76-11 320-760-0478 Dru Tosel 612-860-7143 Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pillatzki spent July 3 weekend at the home of their daughter Mr. and Mrs. Curt Stewart and family in Burnsville. Mrs. Jim (Doreen) Karels of Sioux Falls was a Thursday, July 29 afternoon visitor at the Mrs. Joan Strei home. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited with Alfred Volkenant at Fairway View on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg attended the concert at United Church in Bellingham on Friday evening July 20. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg, Eric Brehmer and Jim Nelson were Sunday supper guests at the Wayne Brehmer. for a fish supper on Sunday, Aug. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg attended the Loeschke family reunion at Lake Farley on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Radermacher attended the wedding of Erin Radermacher and Eric Franzen at Hartford Beach at Milbank on Saturday, July 31. Erin is the daughter of Loran and Cheryl Radermacher of Milbank. Mrs. (Roger) Linda Sis and her brother Dennis Weber participated in Tram, the ride across Minnesota to support Multiple Sclerosis. The ride started in Alexandria to Little Falls, Pequot Lakes, Wadena and Fergus Falls. July 26 to July 30 and they biked over 300 miles, with over 900 bike riders Linda would like to thank everyone who supported them in this event. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Friday, July 30 at the Derek Jones home in Andover, and Saturday, July 31 at the Steve Millerbernd home in St. Cloud to help their son Noah celebrate his second birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd went to Sioux Falls on Sunday, Aug. 1 to visit Dolores. Millerbernd at Sanford Hospital. and is doing well after two surgenes she had during the week. Betty Comstock of Mankato spent July 30 weekend at the home of her sister Kay Karels. Mrs. Norman Larson was not present when her name was called for $100 Wednesday, Aug. 4 so drawing will be $100 on Wednesday, Aug. 11 in Bellingham. Kay Karels, Mrs. Mike Prebinow and Betty Comstock were Saturday afternoon July 31 visitors at the Brian Hoffman home and seen their son Nickolas Keith who was born July 24, 2010. Mrs. Keith Hoffman was also a visitor. Anthony and Alana Rodas of Alexandria spent July 25 until July 31 at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Rod Rodas of Alexandria were Saturday, July 31 until Sunday guests. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rodas. Anthony and Alana were Sunday, Aug. 1 visitors at the Larry Reiffenberger home in Watertown, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rickter and family of Bismark, ND, Mr. and Mrs Shawn Pastika and family of Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff La Canne and sons of Windom and Monica Adelman of Wayzata were July 30 until Aug. 1 guests at the home of their parents for their family get together. Matthew. Michael and Timothy Halbur of Sioux Falls spent Aug. 1 until Aug. 7 at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pillatzki. Soft Water Stroke of the brush Big Stone Arts Council "Stars In The Park" will be presented at Central Park. up the' hill from the library, Saturday, Aug. 21. 3-6 p.m. Arts, music and ice cream will be featured. A Fiber Art class for kids will be taught by Erlys Alley Sis from 3-4 p.m. The class will be "Weaving and Nature" and is for all ages. Fiber artist, Erlys AlIey Sis, will also demonstrate Needle Felting with wool. silk. and natural fibers from 4-5 p.m. A musical review will be presented at 5 p.m. by local talent. Songs from the recent all school musical, "All Shook Up" will be re- created. A young men's quartet will blend their voices together along with other musical artists. More details will follow next week. This event is sponsored by the Big Stone Arts Council. Lac qui Parle County Economic Development Association presents FREE COMPUTER INTERNET ACCESS AND INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING TO LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY RESIDENTS Coming regularly to Bellingham, Boyd, Dawson, Madison, Marietta and Nassau! Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Areal APPLETON, MN 320-289-1 999 II In0e.en0entA.s0et.ot,ce. III (You're reading this one aren't you?) 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