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TROJAN FOOTBALL PRACTICE officially began on Monday, Aug. 15. Approximately 30 players in grades 9- 12 reported for the first practice. The Trojans will open up the 2011 season on Friday, Sept. 2 hosting Hillcrest Lutheran with gametime set for 7 p.m. This will be the first year that the Trojans will be playing 9-Man football in the Pheasant Conference. Head Coach of the Trojans is Trevor Keller. Assistant coaches are Tim Swenson, Bob Foley and Ryan Danielson. Fun, games to highlight 20th Annual Oak Tree Golf Classic The 20th Anniversary of the Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament includes the chance for golfers to be big win- ners ! The tournament's Hole in One cash prize is $10,000 to the first golfer to ace ANY hole during the tournament. Thanks to Border States Cooperative, Ortonville Area Health Services, West Central Radiological Associates, Or- tonville Pizza Ranch, Conroy Eye Care, Big Stone Therapies, Inc., Oc- cuPro, Inc., Rausch Brothers, Strong, Inc., and new sponsor Main Street Fit- ness of Clinton, LLC for their sponsor- ships. NB Golf Carts from Hendricks is also offering a new golf cart for the first hole in one on hole number 15. Other fun on the course will include various games and hole prizes. Hole #17 will feature the chance to win a Weatherby Upland Pump 12 gauge shotgun donated by Ed and Renie Kier- nat. Hole #3 will have a prize for the longest putt and the men can compete for the longest drive on Hole #4 and the women can compete on Hole #7. "Putt for the Project" will also be taking place on the putting green. More games and prizes are in the works as well so watch for details on those. Raffle tickets are on sale now. Top prize this year is an EZ Go Electric Golf Cart with Oak Camo detailing and the Oak Tree Classic logo. Other prizes are a set of men's golf clubs, golf bag and covers made by Chuck Natalie and donated by Dr. Robert Ross, a wrought iron Oak Tree garden bench donated by Ortonville Hardware Hank, and cash prizes of $100 and $50. Only 800 tickets will be sold at $10 each and are available at the Foundation office, the Ortonville Clubhouse or from any golf committee member. Look for tickets and see the cart at this year's Cornfest celebration. The cart will also be on display up at the Clubhouse. The Silent Auction will feature some great package deals and bidding is open to anyone. Items will be dis- played in the Clubhouse basement-- golfers and non-golfers alike are wel- come to bid on items throughout the tournament. Bidding closes 15 min- utes after the last golfer is off the course Everyone is welcome to the meal that follows the tournament as well. While the registration fee includes a meal for each golfer, spouses, family and friends are welcome to join them as well for Pulled Pork, baked beans and coleslaw for $10.95. Members are Steve Barr, Chris Batchelor, Dr. Chris Conroy, Chet Messmer, Dr. Greg Peterson, Tony Rausch, Val Rausch, Dr. Robert Ross, Coralie Sandberg, and Ranet Schme- ichel. If you or your company is interested in supporting the Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament, and making an in- vestment in the future of area health care, contact Sally Rakow at or call 320-839- 4135 for more information! lB.. Illm ,, IND PENDENT Oow -.,,==- ill i ii illllllllllli iiii ii I i iiii Madison Speedway results After some rain and lingering skies, Madison Speedway completed its night of racing on Sunday, Aug. 14 nice and early. In the Madison Pure Stocks, Jon Tollakson snatched up his third straight win of the season at Madison Speed- way. Jordan Tollakson followed his brother's path into victory lane as he scored a win in the Wissota Street Stocks. Derek Rieck of Ortonville oc- cupied the lead early while Tollakson snaked his way through the field to move into second. Once in second, Tollakson moved low and worked past Rieck to move into the lead; Justin Vogel followed Tollakson around and propelled himself into second. Mike Jans and Ben Albertson quickly at- tached to Rieck's bumper as Justin Tammen and Travis Berends moved up to join the chaotic battle for third. The cluster of tight racing couldn't last for- ever and a yellow flew when Rieck and Berends slowed after they hooked to- gether coming off of turn four. Even after a few more yellows, Tol- lakson managed to hold off the field and pick up the trophy trailed by the top five of Berends, Jans, Vogel, and Tammen. The hot streak for Wissota Midwest Modified driver Brian Haben contin- ued as he grabbed his fifth feature win of the season at Madison After a yel- low involving Andrew Schuelke and Jason Anderson on the initial lap, Ryan Bjerkeset nabbed the top spot. While Bjerkeset pulled a lead, Haben charged through the field and diced below Ben Godbee and Kenny Mayer for the sec- ond position. Ryan Schmitt also began to climb forward as he followed Haben past Mayer, and worked the rear bumper of Godbee for third. Back up front, Bjerkeset had a nice lead that Haben was working on erasing; how- ever, Bjerkeset's bad luck struck as his right rear tire went flat with only seven laps remaining. Haben inherited the top spot and after fighting off a few hard charges from Schmitt, he crusied on to the victory. Schmitt followed closely in second, while Godbee, An- derson, and Phil Braun finished off the A WEATHERBY UPLAND PUMP 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN, donated by Ed and Renie Kiernat, will be one of the featured prizes at this years r Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Sat- urday, Sept. 10 at the Ortonville Golf Course. Shown above is Zach Ostlund, 9, son of Philip and Lynda Ostlund of Ortonville, is shown above with the shotgun that wil/be one of the hole prizes. top five. In the Wissota Super Stocks, Ross Dixon picked up his second sweep in just his second visit to the track this season. Mike Jans ran out front early while Bob Holtquist put pressure on Steve Weber of Big Stone City, SD for the second position. Don Eischens soon showed strength as he ducked low on Jeremy Jerve to move into fourth. Unfortunately for Jerve, issues shut his car down early and a caution fell to remove him from the track. On the restart, a cluster consisting of Holtquist, Weber, Eischens, Dixon, and Cory Tammen battled close for po- sition. While deep underneath Holtquist and Weber for second, Eis- chens looped his machine and then chose to retire pitside after just 4 laps. Dixon charged forward on the restart, getting past Weber for third and clos- ing in on Holtquist for second. Sud- denly, bad luck struck for the race leader, Jans, as his car stopped in a pile of blue smoke. Holtquist inherited the lead but after a little scuttle, Dixon overtook him and stole the victory. Holtquist, Tammen, Weber, and David Carlson rounded out the top five. To finish off the night were the Wis- sota Modifieds. Nate Heinrich domi- nated the small field of cars as early front-runner, Kent Willms, lucked out and shredded a tire with only four to go. Zach Schultz also suffered troubles around the same time and pulled his machine pitside. DJ Tesch looked strong on the restart with only a few laps to go, but Heinrich held him off and picked up yet another victory tailed by Tesch and Cody Ahrendt. A good, hour-long rain delay drug out racing at Madison Speedway quite a bit, but the night still managed to get done fairly early. Racing will resume this Sunday, Aug. 21 with all five classes for Madison Speedway's Race for the Cure sponsored by LQP County Walk of Hope Network. Luminaries may be purchased in honor or memory of loved ones in a cancer battle. The great night is also sponsored by The After 5 Supper Club of Madison, Arlen's Auto Clinic of Appleton, Farmer's Mutual Telephone Co. of Bellingham, Greg Thole Electric of Madison, Bruce's 66 of Marietta, and Haugen Insurance of Madison and Or- tonville. More information can be found on or face- Before Winter? High quality vinyl windows can SAVE YOU MONEY on your heating costs and ADD LASTING BEAUTY & VALUE to your home! Entry Doors Available. 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