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IND ENDENT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" \\; Rosen Express defeated by Irish in Class C Baseball Tournament Five first inning runs (three unearned) by Green Isle was too much for the Rosen Express to overcome as they lost in the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament by a final score of 7 - 3. Once the first inning was com- plete, Rosen played even with the 39- 4 Green Isle Irish Team. The hits were even at 10 apiece, but Rosen committed four errors on the night. Doing the pitching for Rosen was Cody Reiffenberger, Cal Lillehaug and Aaron Johnson. Reiffenberger (9- 2 on the year) took the loss. Mike Newman of Rosen belted a solo homerun, his 10th of the year. Cody & Chad Reiffenberger deliv- ered the other two RBI's for the Express. The Irish jumped out early with a five run lead in the first inning, send- LL PLAYERS spent an evening at Lakeside Park last week, paintin the posts sur- Teammates painted the posts as art of a fundraiser for the team Picture above are the helped paint. The girls raised $500 during the project to held fund the "Air Cat" they ing 10 batters to the plate. The Express remained scoreless until the fourth inning, when they scored one run. players had to raise funds Were asked to Park in II team, Lakeside Park 4-H youth totake part ,n State Contest f ro m u n I q u e f u n d ra i se r B i O;t oASg 'gO2t y003w'i ifll V;a YtUhar$ m Volleyball Coaches Kylene Nelson and Jan Eifealdt headed to Lakeside Park last week. According to Strege, it took them approximately 20 minutes to paint 112 poles at the park. "The girls were really going on those things," he said. "They would have kept going, had their been more poles." Larson has agreed to donate $200 to the team, as a donation from his businesses, Ortonville Property Partners ,.tm6 Ortonvitle Home Services and Hardware, Inc. (Hardware Hank). In addition to Larson's donation, Minnwest Bank pitched in an additional $200, and Jim Kaercher donated $100 from The Ortonville Independent. "I wanted to give the team $500, which is the amount they were trying to come up with," said Larson. According to Strege, the team was trying to raise funds to help pay off an noticed were selling Queen Dilly and learned they funds for the Head trege, and to him. he could get a to paint Park, as the helps with various volleyball drills. The machine acts much like a baseball pitching machine, and can send serves, spikes or sets. "That machine has really helped us prepare defensively and offensively," said Strege. "We use it just about every day for practice." The cost of the machine was $3,695, and with various funding and previous fund raising events, volley- ball players were seeking a remaining $480 to pay off the machine; This donation will allow the team to pay off the remaining balance. "This project was a way the girls could give to the community, and the community could give to the team. The poles at Lakeside Park desperate- ly needed to be painted, and the vol- leyball team needed the extra money. This project was a great way to handle both needs," said Larson. the State Consumer Decision-Making Contest. This contest teaches youth to observe closely, to recognize quality products, to reason, to present ideas concisely, and to defend their decisions. The contest awards youth for quality, economical, and thoughtful choices while shopping. This year Emily Haggerty, Sally Helgeson, Sarah Maas, Abigail Knutson, will participate as Big Stone County's Sr.Team; and Casey Arndt v.A! participate in the Intermediate events representing Big Stone County. They will participate in five classes of judging and a fun "Mall Quest" scavenger hunt at the Mall of America. Look for the results of the Consumer Decision- Making contest in September. Larson paint, a donation ;iris, and 22 players, Green Isle answered in the fifth inning, scoring one more run. The sixth inning showed no score for either team. Rosen closed the gap in the seventh inning, when they scored two runs. The Irish answered in the bottom of the eighth inning with one run, which clinched the victory for them. The game ended with a score of 7- 3, in favor of Green Isle. This ends the season for the Express. They finished the season with an overall record of 24-9. The season ended with two losses. This was the only time during the season that two losses were back to back. Coaches and players of the Rosen Express thank all their fans who sup- ported them throughout the summer. MISS ORTONVILLE AREA Amanda Krogsrud (center) was crowned on Sunday evening at Lakeside Park. Sabrina Strege (left) and Kristin Barr (right) were crowned Miss Ortonville Area Princesses. Newly crowned area royalty also includes Little Miss Ortonville Area Stephanie Arndt (front). Patio Golf Tournament to be this and Assistant "Air Cat", which is a machine that d h n' to eel brate weekend, more players sought o s e Ortonville s Men s Golf Club will A four man blind draw (low team LeSabre on number two. Other prizes be holding its 40th Annual Patio NET) is also included for Saturday's include a trip for two to a golf resort, nd opening this week SD is cel- this Aug. 21- manage- g daily food specials, giving away lots of prizes and offering daily food sam- ples. Brothers Jason and Josh Kettwig purchased Taco John's in mid July and Jason serves as manager. They have always dreamed of one day own- ing 'their own business, When the business came up for sale, they turned their dream into reality. Josh and his wife Anna (Warner), originally from Milbankm returned here in 2002 while Jason, his wife Terra and their son Tanner, 3, just moved to the community from Huron, SD. Jason was on active duty as captain in the Army stationed in Ft. Hood, TX.. He is now a member of the Sodak National Guard 2-147th Field Artillery Unit. The Kettwigs have been busy sprucing up Taco John's inside and out. They have lots of plans to keep improving the business. They stress that customer service is their number one priority along with serving quali- ty tbod at a great price. The Kettwigs invite the public to come help them celebrate Taco John's re-grand opening which starts Thursday. See ad elsewhere this issue. Officer led on high speed chase Fri. An Ortonville Police officer was involved in a high speed chase that traveled into South Dakota on Friday. According to Ortonville Police Chief Curt Hormann, an Ortonville Officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop at approximately 9:52 p.m. on Friday, August 12. The driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the officer, leading to a fairly high speed chase. The driver was stopped a few miles into South Dakota and was arrested. The car chase lasted approximately six miles, according to Hormann. The suspect has not yet appeared in court, bt]t is facing felony charges as a result of the chase. Invitational Handicap Tournament this Friday through Sunday, August 22-24. This event is, as usual the climac- tic event for the club. Entry Fee for the tournament is $170 per team, and early payment is appreciated. The fee includes two days of golf, green fees and dinner for golfers and their guests on Saturday evening. events. A new event for this year's tourna- ment includes a style show and Wine Tasting Brunch for the ladies. This will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Calcutta will be Friday at approxi- mately 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday's combined total. Sunday's hole in one prizes on all par three's include a 2003 Buick a set of golf clubs and a GMAC Smart Care Package. More golfers are needed for the event. Anyone interested in playing or anyone who needs a partner to play can contact Bernie Kirchberg at 320- 568-2576, or Gary Johnson at 320- 839-2181. Community State Bank grand opening underway The staff of Community State Bank is celebrating the grand opening of their new building. Located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Highways 12 and 15, in Miibank, the 5400 square foot colonial style build- ing is triple the size of the previous one. "I am thrilled about the slate of events that we have planned for our grand opening week," said Kevin Tetzlaff, bank president. A free flower will be given to every woman who stops in Monday through Thursday. Bank officers will be washing win- dows for drivethrough patrons on Tuesday afternoon. A drawing will be held with a grand prize of a week's vacation in Cancun. Second prize is a weekend getaway in Minneapolis with hotel accommodations, Chanhassen Theatre tickets and Mississippi Showboat river cruise tickets. Prizes of O1' Mill Bucks will also be, gtven away. There will also be a kids draw- ing for a Sony Playstation 2: A free community picnic is Friday, employee break room and large teller area for serving drivethrouh bank customers. The drivethrough area has two lanes for faster service. Safety deposit boxes are available. According to Tetzlaff, the hew facility will not only help the bank better serve customers of today, but those of tomorrow as well. The facili- ty allows for customer growth and staff growth. There are three offices available for future employees. We take our slogan "Come grow with us' to heart", said Tetzlaff. Community State Bank originated in Stockholm and is currently owned by the Fishback Financial Holding Company of Brookings. The Bank Holding Company purchased the bank from a group of Meal investors. In 1995 a branch bank was established in Milbank on South Third Street. In ,. ii ! August 22, 11 a.m. to I p.m. Seasoned pork sandwiches, cfiips, beans and pop will be served by the Grant County Pork Producers. In addition there will be certificate of deposit and consumer loan specials all week, Those opening a qualifying checking account will get a certificate for a free lunch. The bank has a spacious lobby and teller area surrounded by numerous offices. There is a boardroom; ? :i  L JOSH KETTWIG invite you to attend the re- n's this wdek at their restaraunt located in Forever to hold Shoot August 24 Pheasants a Youth Trap ; at 2 p.m. k,.. an(leD your part to help ' up Big Stone Lake! ) ville on to the first kid must to par- ticipate in the trap shoot. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must bring their own firearm. Ammo will be provided. Anybody interested in signing up for the Youth Trap Shoot can call the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Ortonville, at 320-839-2861, or by contacting Jr. Lovgren at 320-839-2049. 1998 a facility was constructed on Highway 12 near the new bank. The charter was moved from Stockholm to Milbank. Community State continues to operate a branch bank in Stockholm. In addition to Tetzlaff, the staff at Community State Bank are Doug Fraasch, vice president; Josh Kettwig, business banker; Audra Johnson, per- sonal banker; Tammy Tillma, loan processor; Janet Granquist, loan processor; Jody Dilts, receptionist/ marketing; Pam Gomer, teller; Veronica Mork, teller; Wendy Grabow, teller; Anna Pekelder, head teller, and Gayle Koll, processing. Linda Henrichs and Arlene Allwardt both work at the Stockholm branch. Paul Salverson, vice president, works at both the Milbank and Stockholm  banks. dh IND ENDENT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" \\; Rosen Express defeated by Irish in Class C Baseball Tournament Five first inning runs (three unearned) by Green Isle was too much for the Rosen Express to overcome as they lost in the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament by a final score of 7 - 3. Once the first inning was com- plete, Rosen played even with the 39- 4 Green Isle Irish Team. The hits were even at 10 apiece, but Rosen committed four errors on the night. Doing the pitching for Rosen was Cody Reiffenberger, Cal Lillehaug and Aaron Johnson. Reiffenberger (9- 2 on the year) took the loss. Mike Newman of Rosen belted a solo homerun, his 10th of the year. Cody & Chad Reiffenberger deliv- ered the other two RBI's for the Express. The Irish jumped out early with a five run lead in the first inning, send- LL PLAYERS spent an evening at Lakeside Park last week, paintin the posts sur- Teammates painted the posts as art of a fundraiser for the team Picture above are the helped paint. The girls raised $500 during the project to held fund the "Air Cat" they ing 10 batters to the plate. The Express remained scoreless until the fourth inning, when they scored one run. players had to raise funds Were asked to Park in II team, Lakeside Park 4-H youth totake part ,n State Contest f ro m u n I q u e f u n d ra i se r B i O;t oASg 'gO2t y003w'i ifll V;a YtUhar$ m Volleyball Coaches Kylene Nelson and Jan Eifealdt headed to Lakeside Park last week. According to Strege, it took them approximately 20 minutes to paint 112 poles at the park. "The girls were really going on those things," he said. "They would have kept going, had their been more poles." Larson has agreed to donate $200 to the team, as a donation from his businesses, Ortonville Property Partners ,.tm6 Ortonvitle Home Services and Hardware, Inc. (Hardware Hank). In addition to Larson's donation, Minnwest Bank pitched in an additional $200, and Jim Kaercher donated $100 from The Ortonville Independent. "I wanted to give the team $500, which is the amount they were trying to come up with," said Larson. According to Strege, the team was trying to raise funds to help pay off an noticed were selling Queen Dilly and learned they funds for the Head trege, and to him. he could get a to paint Park, as the helps with various volleyball drills. The machine acts much like a baseball pitching machine, and can send serves, spikes or sets. "That machine has really helped us prepare defensively and offensively," said Strege. "We use it just about every day for practice." The cost of the machine was $3,695, and with various funding and previous fund raising events, volley- ball players were seeking a remaining $480 to pay off the machine; This donation will allow the team to pay off the remaining balance. "This project was a way the girls could give to the community, and the community could give to the team. The poles at Lakeside Park desperate- ly needed to be painted, and the vol- leyball team needed the extra money. This project was a great way to handle both needs," said Larson. the State Consumer Decision-Making Contest. This contest teaches youth to observe closely, to recognize quality products, to reason, to present ideas concisely, and to defend their decisions. The contest awards youth for quality, economical, and thoughtful choices while shopping. This year Emily Haggerty, Sally Helgeson, Sarah Maas, Abigail Knutson, will participate as Big Stone County's Sr.Team; and Casey Arndt v.A! participate in the Intermediate events representing Big Stone County. They will participate in five classes of judging and a fun "Mall Quest" scavenger hunt at the Mall of America. Look for the results of the Consumer Decision- Making contest in September. Larson paint, a donation ;iris, and 22 players, Green Isle answered in the fifth inning, scoring one more run. The sixth inning showed no score for either team. Rosen closed the gap in the seventh inning, when they scored two runs. The Irish answered in the bottom of the eighth inning with one run, which clinched the victory for them. The game ended with a score of 7- 3, in favor of Green Isle. This ends the season for the Express. They finished the season with an overall record of 24-9. The season ended with two losses. This was the only time during the season that two losses were back to back. Coaches and players of the Rosen Express thank all their fans who sup- ported them throughout the summer. MISS ORTONVILLE AREA Amanda Krogsrud (center) was crowned on Sunday evening at Lakeside Park. Sabrina Strege (left) and Kristin Barr (right) were crowned Miss Ortonville Area Princesses. Newly crowned area royalty also includes Little Miss Ortonville Area Stephanie Arndt (front). Patio Golf Tournament to be this and Assistant "Air Cat", which is a machine that d h n' to eel brate weekend, more players sought o s e Ortonville s Men s Golf Club will A four man blind draw (low team LeSabre on number two. Other prizes be holding its 40th Annual Patio NET) is also included for Saturday's include a trip for two to a golf resort, nd opening this week SD is cel- this Aug. 21- manage- g daily food specials, giving away lots of prizes and offering daily food sam- ples. Brothers Jason and Josh Kettwig purchased Taco John's in mid July and Jason serves as manager. They have always dreamed of one day own- ing 'their own business, When the business came up for sale, they turned their dream into reality. Josh and his wife Anna (Warner), originally from Milbankm returned here in 2002 while Jason, his wife Terra and their son Tanner, 3, just moved to the community from Huron, SD. Jason was on active duty as captain in the Army stationed in Ft. Hood, TX.. He is now a member of the Sodak National Guard 2-147th Field Artillery Unit. The Kettwigs have been busy sprucing up Taco John's inside and out. They have lots of plans to keep improving the business. They stress that customer service is their number one priority along with serving quali- ty tbod at a great price. The Kettwigs invite the public to come help them celebrate Taco John's re-grand opening which starts Thursday. See ad elsewhere this issue. Officer led on high speed chase Fri. An Ortonville Police officer was involved in a high speed chase that traveled into South Dakota on Friday. According to Ortonville Police Chief Curt Hormann, an Ortonville Officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop at approximately 9:52 p.m. on Friday, August 12. The driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the officer, leading to a fairly high speed chase. The driver was stopped a few miles into South Dakota and was arrested. The car chase lasted approximately six miles, according to Hormann. The suspect has not yet appeared in court, bt]t is facing felony charges as a result of the chase. Invitational Handicap Tournament this Friday through Sunday, August 22-24. This event is, as usual the climac- tic event for the club. Entry Fee for the tournament is $170 per team, and early payment is appreciated. The fee includes two days of golf, green fees and dinner for golfers and their guests on Saturday evening. events. A new event for this year's tourna- ment includes a style show and Wine Tasting Brunch for the ladies. This will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Calcutta will be Friday at approxi- mately 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday's combined total. Sunday's hole in one prizes on all par three's include a 2003 Buick a set of golf clubs and a GMAC Smart Care Package. More golfers are needed for the event. Anyone interested in playing or anyone who needs a partner to play can contact Bernie Kirchberg at 320- 568-2576, or Gary Johnson at 320- 839-2181. Community State Bank grand opening underway The staff of Community State Bank is celebrating the grand opening of their new building. Located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Highways 12 and 15, in Miibank, the 5400 square foot colonial style build- ing is triple the size of the previous one. "I am thrilled about the slate of events that we have planned for our grand opening week," said Kevin Tetzlaff, bank president. A free flower will be given to every woman who stops in Monday through Thursday. Bank officers will be washing win- dows for drivethrough patrons on Tuesday afternoon. A drawing will be held with a grand prize of a week's vacation in Cancun. Second prize is a weekend getaway in Minneapolis with hotel accommodations, Chanhassen Theatre tickets and Mississippi Showboat river cruise tickets. Prizes of O1' Mill Bucks will also be, gtven away. There will also be a kids draw- ing for a Sony Playstation 2: A free community picnic is Friday, employee break room and large teller area for serving drivethrouh bank customers. The drivethrough area has two lanes for faster service. Safety deposit boxes are available. According to Tetzlaff, the hew facility will not only help the bank better serve customers of today, but those of tomorrow as well. The facili- ty allows for customer growth and staff growth. There are three offices available for future employees. We take our slogan "Come grow with us' to heart", said Tetzlaff. Community State Bank originated in Stockholm and is currently owned by the Fishback Financial Holding Company of Brookings. The Bank Holding Company purchased the bank from a group of Meal investors. In 1995 a branch bank was established in Milbank on South Third Street. In ,. ii ! August 22, 11 a.m. to I p.m. Seasoned pork sandwiches, cfiips, beans and pop will be served by the Grant County Pork Producers. In addition there will be certificate of deposit and consumer loan specials all week, Those opening a qualifying checking account will get a certificate for a free lunch. The bank has a spacious lobby and teller area surrounded by numerous offices. There is a boardroom; ? :i  L JOSH KETTWIG invite you to attend the re- n's this wdek at their restaraunt located in Forever to hold Shoot August 24 Pheasants a Youth Trap ; at 2 p.m. k,.. an(leD your part to help ' up Big Stone Lake! ) ville on to the first kid must to par- ticipate in the trap shoot. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must bring their own firearm. Ammo will be provided. Anybody interested in signing up for the Youth Trap Shoot can call the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Ortonville, at 320-839-2861, or by contacting Jr. Lovgren at 320-839-2049. 1998 a facility was constructed on Highway 12 near the new bank. The charter was moved from Stockholm to Milbank. Community State continues to operate a branch bank in Stockholm. In addition to Tetzlaff, the staff at Community State Bank are Doug Fraasch, vice president; Josh Kettwig, business banker; Audra Johnson, per- sonal banker; Tammy Tillma, loan processor; Janet Granquist, loan processor; Jody Dilts, receptionist/ marketing; Pam Gomer, teller; Veronica Mork, teller; Wendy Grabow, teller; Anna Pekelder, head teller, and Gayle Koll, processing. Linda Henrichs and Arlene Allwardt both work at the Stockholm branch. Paul Salverson, vice president, works at both the Milbank and Stockholm  banks. dh