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m old days in the Ort00)nville area [ 7his column sponsored in part by ORTONVILLE I00TONE Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 For All Your Rock Needs! L ! , i,i, ' ,% / - :iziii(ii' I , SOME TIME IN THE 1980s when this photo was taken, with a group of Ortonville youngsters It by the late Cliff Olson of Odessa, shown at right. Cliff was a highly talented wheelwright. right, are Mindy Petersen, Sara Kaercher, Travis Kramer, Dan Henningson and in front is tYEARS AGO ug.31, 1993 . slen had a hole in te 15th hole at the Qolf course on July ',ity of Ortonville Lrnew dOkArea frumr "me _ake T , was presented Senior Center Hilda Thusen, ane Streed. utiful Farmstead resented to of Artichoke AGO 23, 1978 elt deal- ged hands last Hay, owner for -ars, sold the "Gus" Gustalon of Ortonville. Corin Ceaser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ceaser, was crowned Miss Teenage Corn Festival last Friday night. First runner-up in queen contest was Debbie Maatz, Anita Strei sec- ond runner up and Kristi Arndt runner up. This issue featured an arti- cle on Charles Corson and the show business. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Gonzales Jr. of Crystal City, TX and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Thielke of Ortonville. 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 10, 1953 Mrs. Ernest Wucherfennig was the winner of the husband calling contest at the Farmers picnic here Monday. This issue contained a story about the members of the Odessa Legion breaking up 20 acres of Virgin sod. The annual Guenther reunion was held at the City Park Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bakeberg will hold open house on Sunday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in honor of their 50th wedding anniver- sary. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and news .... Phone 839-2207 picnic on Friday, /ed by Phyllis ed serve and. :ople. She also Phyllis attended and was her son Richard enjoyed activities. Dorothy 'nard and had and Deb Hedin at Aaron, and Falls were way home they Lou and Donna Melissa Johnson and Michael Johnson from Sioux Falls visited Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Aug. 17th. Steve and Michele Lund and Nickolas and Charlynn from Granite Falls also visited Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Aug. 17th Alice and Orrin Anderson of Milbank visited Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Aug. 17th. Emma Schwarze attended the corn fest activities and enjoyed it. Pearl Rebehn enjoyed her 80th birthday party at an open house at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 16th. All of Pearl's children were there. Jack and Elaine Gable went to see their new great-granddaughter Halley n's Tree Service STUMP GRINDING sze stump! in county/ to get areas) STEER (Ontact at UBBS WATER i +inking Water Systems ton Removal Systems Salt Delivery Phone 289-1999 Alyssa in Little Rock, IA. She was born on the 14th of Aug. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. The parents are their granddaughter Michele and husband Matt Vahlsing. Her maternal grandparents are Walt and Lisa Ver Meer. Glen and Virginia Kuechenmeister visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson for the week-end of Aug. 15th. Anita Knievel and her daughter from the Cities visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson the week-end of Aug. 15th. Friday, Aug. 15th Jerry I.i.anson and Roger Dawald visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Dean Hanson, Wanda Koepke, and Marlys Radermacher visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson on Wednesday, Aug. 20th. Gladys Brehmer and Lorraine Schnaser among others attended the Senior Club meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20th at the Ortonville Senior Center. Elaine Hanson, Ruth Dittes, Naomi Sandlin, and Gladys Brehmer attended the Christian Women's brunch on Tuesday, Aug. 19th at the New Life Community Baptist Church. On Tuesday, Aug. 19th Christian Women's Club met at New Life Community Baptist Church. The special feature was Andrena McEwen. She talked on her Journaling and story writing. The musicians were Anita Foreman and Linda Stengel of Milbank. The feature speaker was Marilyn Lee. About 75 women enjoyed the program. Some friends gathered at the Homerite apartments to help Syl Pinkert celebrate her 80th birthday. Alnora Rawleigh got back Tuesday, Aug. 19th from a few days trip to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Hugo with her family. Shannon and Racole Karels spent a week with their grandparents Roman and Shirley Karels. Kara and Kaylee Helgeson spent Saturday, Aug. 16th and Sunday, Aug. 17th with their grandparents Roman and Shirley Karels. Jason Helgeson spent Wednesday, Aug. 20th with his grandma Shirley Karels. Ronnie Pinkert stopped in on Wednesday, Aug. 20th to wish his mother Syl Pinkert a Happy Birthday. Betty Schwarze also stopped in. Lowell and Shirley Harrison, Bob Bulter, and Gall Maxwell enjoyed dinner at Lowell and Shirley's lake home on Saturday, Aug. 16th. Bonnie , Mendenhall's grandchildren Kayla and Kristen Jo DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Mrs. Clayton Hay Jr. of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Oswood of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Greiner of Wilmot, SD and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Arneson of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Aug. 17, 1933 The Third annual Sweetcorn Festival will be held Thursday, Aug. 24. Free dinner at noon and champion corn eating contest. Members of the Minnesota and South Dakota public works advisory boards met jointly in Ortonville Tuesday for building a road crested dike across the foot of the lake. Fire destroyed the barn on the Roy Larson farm Tuesday in Akron lbwnship. The swimmers will stage a free water pageant at Bonanza on Sunday. Twenty three stu- dents have been in the classes conducted by Inez Mittlestaedt, assisted by Shirley VonEschen. Drouth Relief plans are complete as 1,000 apply for feed aid. attended the corn fest doings toward evening. They watched the fireworks and the grand finale of the fireworks frightened Kayla because of the noise. Kayla thought the fireworks colors were beautiful. On Sunday TamAle and Grump Giese and Kirsten and Kayla and grandmother Mendenhall all enjoyed the parade. TamAle and Grump took the girls back down to the corn festival activities while grandmother Mendenhall stayed home and rested. The whole family enjoyed all the festivities. High bridge players at the '01 Ford ZX2 Sport Coupe i Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mrs. Tom Pillatzki, Mrs. Gerard Radermacher and Mrs. Joan Strei attended Region IV Council of Catholic women meeting at St. John's Catholic Church in Appleton on Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Kirchberg, Kevin and Cole of Milbank were Sunday, Aug. 17 afternoon visitors at the M.J. Kirchberg and brought a carry in supper. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke and Mrs. Mandley Davis of Watertown, SD spent Aug. 9 till 16 vacation and fishing at Battle Lake. Joe Karels and Mrs. Almira Karels attended the 80th birthday open house for Pearl Rebehn at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengel of Milbank were Sunday evening, Aug. 17, visitors at the home of Mrs. Myra Schmieg. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant and Janelle and Alfred Volkenant attended the Volkenant reunion in Maple Plain on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. Alfred Volkenant, Paul Volkenant and Travis attended the Threshing Bee at Twin Brooks on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2003. Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Edward Karels home were Mr. and Ms. Jack Abrahamsen of Coon Rapids and Meagan Karels of Dorarek, IA. Erin Bruns of Brookings, SD and Jordon Karels of Montevideo are spending a week at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels. Mrs. Larry Weiderhoft and family of Madelia spent Monday, Aug. t I till Aug. 13 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Weekend guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schwarze and family of New UIm. Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Lester Millerbernd home were Mr. and Mrs. Derek Jones and Sierra of Blaine. Reports of 1/2 " of most welcome rain in Rosen early Tuesday morning, Aug. 19, 2003. Senior Citizen pot luck dinner was held at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, Aug. 19 and bingo and cards in the afternoon. Sept. 16 is the date for the next potluck. Mrs. Julie Henrich and Mrs. Val Rademacher and granddaughter Ashley spent Friday till Saturday afternoon visiting Mark I.-lenrich at his home in Mankato. Justin and Nicholas Kindlespire of New Hope were Saturday evening, Aug. 16 visitors at the home of their grandmother Mrs. Julie Henrich. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Markstrom of Sioux Falls were Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Ed Rademacher home. Additional Sunday, Aug. 17 guests in honor of their daughter Michaela's 8th birthday were Mr. and Mrs. John Markstrom and family of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Agnes Pillatzki of Nassau, Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Radermacher. Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Rob Hoffman home were Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roiland and family of Maple Plain and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hoffman and family of Waconia, all attended the Zahn family reunion at the R.V. Park on Big Stone Lake on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels were Sunday, Aug. 17 dinner and afternoon guests at the home of his mother Mrs. Delrose Karels in Ortonville. Mrs. Gary Brown of Devils Lake, ND, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croatt and family of Chaska spent Aug. 15 weekend at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt. Ortonville Senior Center Friday afternoon, Aug. 22nd were Jerry Jorgenson and Clara Zeek. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. The high whist players at the Ortonville Senior Center Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 19th were Jim Loeschke and Dorothy Krogsrud. A fun time was had by all. Daryl and Ladonna Klapel and daughter Denise Phinneys and son Connor and Arlo Klapel visited Luella Klapel at Northridge Saturday evening, Aug. 16. Arlo Klapel visited Gertrude Steffen at Milbank home Sunday, Aug. 10. Chorus to sing The Community Chorus will be at the Ortonville Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Aug. 27th at 11:30 a.m. Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just any news, it's news about our community. No one else on the entire World Wide 'Web delivers the local news, local sports, local events, local photos, local information and advertising like we do. When people search the web to find out what's happening in the Or- tonville area they look to the Inde- pendent's online edition, ortonvillein- dependent.com Traffic: The Competitive Advantage Because we offer flesh news, our online readers, keep coming back and they read an average of four pages of the online edition. The ortonvilleindependent.com is reg- istered on over 200 search engines and updated monthly. Because "we get tbtmd", this community that we serve also gets promoted. You too can reach the world by adver- tising locally. Gain the advantage of the Independent's high traffic and loyal readers; advertise your webxite on our website. Find out more--call today, but hurry ad space is limited. www.ortonvilleindependent.com WEB TRENDS for SEPTEMBER 2002: Entire Site Hits 72,684 Average Hits Per Day 2,422 Page Views 12,741 Visitors 2,399 And growing! Ortonville Independent (320) 839-6163 26, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 9b m old days in the Ort00)nville area [ 7his column sponsored in part by ORTONVILLE I00TONE Ortonville, MN 320-839-6163 For All Your Rock Needs! L ! , i,i, ' ,% / - :iziii(ii' I , SOME TIME IN THE 1980s when this photo was taken, with a group of Ortonville youngsters It by the late Cliff Olson of Odessa, shown at right. Cliff was a highly talented wheelwright. right, are Mindy Petersen, Sara Kaercher, Travis Kramer, Dan Henningson and in front is tYEARS AGO ug.31, 1993 . slen had a hole in te 15th hole at the Qolf course on July ',ity of Ortonville Lrnew dOkArea frumr "me _ake T , was presented Senior Center Hilda Thusen, ane Streed. utiful Farmstead resented to of Artichoke AGO 23, 1978 elt deal- ged hands last Hay, owner for -ars, sold the "Gus" Gustalon of Ortonville. Corin Ceaser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ceaser, was crowned Miss Teenage Corn Festival last Friday night. First runner-up in queen contest was Debbie Maatz, Anita Strei sec- ond runner up and Kristi Arndt runner up. This issue featured an arti- cle on Charles Corson and the show business. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Gonzales Jr. of Crystal City, TX and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Thielke of Ortonville. 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 10, 1953 Mrs. Ernest Wucherfennig was the winner of the husband calling contest at the Farmers picnic here Monday. This issue contained a story about the members of the Odessa Legion breaking up 20 acres of Virgin sod. The annual Guenther reunion was held at the City Park Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bakeberg will hold open house on Sunday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in honor of their 50th wedding anniver- sary. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and news .... Phone 839-2207 picnic on Friday, /ed by Phyllis ed serve and. :ople. She also Phyllis attended and was her son Richard enjoyed activities. Dorothy 'nard and had and Deb Hedin at Aaron, and Falls were way home they Lou and Donna Melissa Johnson and Michael Johnson from Sioux Falls visited Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Aug. 17th. Steve and Michele Lund and Nickolas and Charlynn from Granite Falls also visited Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Aug. 17th Alice and Orrin Anderson of Milbank visited Amanda Jensen on Sunday, Aug. 17th. Emma Schwarze attended the corn fest activities and enjoyed it. Pearl Rebehn enjoyed her 80th birthday party at an open house at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 16th. All of Pearl's children were there. Jack and Elaine Gable went to see their new great-granddaughter Halley n's Tree Service STUMP GRINDING sze stump! in county/ to get areas) STEER (Ontact at UBBS WATER i +inking Water Systems ton Removal Systems Salt Delivery Phone 289-1999 Alyssa in Little Rock, IA. She was born on the 14th of Aug. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. The parents are their granddaughter Michele and husband Matt Vahlsing. Her maternal grandparents are Walt and Lisa Ver Meer. Glen and Virginia Kuechenmeister visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson for the week-end of Aug. 15th. Anita Knievel and her daughter from the Cities visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson the week-end of Aug. 15th. Friday, Aug. 15th Jerry I.i.anson and Roger Dawald visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Dean Hanson, Wanda Koepke, and Marlys Radermacher visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson on Wednesday, Aug. 20th. Gladys Brehmer and Lorraine Schnaser among others attended the Senior Club meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20th at the Ortonville Senior Center. Elaine Hanson, Ruth Dittes, Naomi Sandlin, and Gladys Brehmer attended the Christian Women's brunch on Tuesday, Aug. 19th at the New Life Community Baptist Church. On Tuesday, Aug. 19th Christian Women's Club met at New Life Community Baptist Church. The special feature was Andrena McEwen. She talked on her Journaling and story writing. The musicians were Anita Foreman and Linda Stengel of Milbank. The feature speaker was Marilyn Lee. About 75 women enjoyed the program. Some friends gathered at the Homerite apartments to help Syl Pinkert celebrate her 80th birthday. Alnora Rawleigh got back Tuesday, Aug. 19th from a few days trip to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Hugo with her family. Shannon and Racole Karels spent a week with their grandparents Roman and Shirley Karels. Kara and Kaylee Helgeson spent Saturday, Aug. 16th and Sunday, Aug. 17th with their grandparents Roman and Shirley Karels. Jason Helgeson spent Wednesday, Aug. 20th with his grandma Shirley Karels. Ronnie Pinkert stopped in on Wednesday, Aug. 20th to wish his mother Syl Pinkert a Happy Birthday. Betty Schwarze also stopped in. Lowell and Shirley Harrison, Bob Bulter, and Gall Maxwell enjoyed dinner at Lowell and Shirley's lake home on Saturday, Aug. 16th. Bonnie , Mendenhall's grandchildren Kayla and Kristen Jo DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Mrs. Clayton Hay Jr. of Big Stone City, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Oswood of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Greiner of Wilmot, SD and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Arneson of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Aug. 17, 1933 The Third annual Sweetcorn Festival will be held Thursday, Aug. 24. Free dinner at noon and champion corn eating contest. Members of the Minnesota and South Dakota public works advisory boards met jointly in Ortonville Tuesday for building a road crested dike across the foot of the lake. Fire destroyed the barn on the Roy Larson farm Tuesday in Akron lbwnship. The swimmers will stage a free water pageant at Bonanza on Sunday. Twenty three stu- dents have been in the classes conducted by Inez Mittlestaedt, assisted by Shirley VonEschen. Drouth Relief plans are complete as 1,000 apply for feed aid. attended the corn fest doings toward evening. They watched the fireworks and the grand finale of the fireworks frightened Kayla because of the noise. Kayla thought the fireworks colors were beautiful. On Sunday TamAle and Grump Giese and Kirsten and Kayla and grandmother Mendenhall all enjoyed the parade. TamAle and Grump took the girls back down to the corn festival activities while grandmother Mendenhall stayed home and rested. The whole family enjoyed all the festivities. High bridge players at the '01 Ford ZX2 Sport Coupe i Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mrs. Tom Pillatzki, Mrs. Gerard Radermacher and Mrs. Joan Strei attended Region IV Council of Catholic women meeting at St. John's Catholic Church in Appleton on Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Kirchberg, Kevin and Cole of Milbank were Sunday, Aug. 17 afternoon visitors at the M.J. Kirchberg and brought a carry in supper. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke and Mrs. Mandley Davis of Watertown, SD spent Aug. 9 till 16 vacation and fishing at Battle Lake. Joe Karels and Mrs. Almira Karels attended the 80th birthday open house for Pearl Rebehn at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengel of Milbank were Sunday evening, Aug. 17, visitors at the home of Mrs. Myra Schmieg. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant and Janelle and Alfred Volkenant attended the Volkenant reunion in Maple Plain on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. Alfred Volkenant, Paul Volkenant and Travis attended the Threshing Bee at Twin Brooks on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2003. Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Edward Karels home were Mr. and Ms. Jack Abrahamsen of Coon Rapids and Meagan Karels of Dorarek, IA. Erin Bruns of Brookings, SD and Jordon Karels of Montevideo are spending a week at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels. Mrs. Larry Weiderhoft and family of Madelia spent Monday, Aug. t I till Aug. 13 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Weekend guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schwarze and family of New UIm. Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Lester Millerbernd home were Mr. and Mrs. Derek Jones and Sierra of Blaine. Reports of 1/2 " of most welcome rain in Rosen early Tuesday morning, Aug. 19, 2003. Senior Citizen pot luck dinner was held at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, Aug. 19 and bingo and cards in the afternoon. Sept. 16 is the date for the next potluck. Mrs. Julie Henrich and Mrs. Val Rademacher and granddaughter Ashley spent Friday till Saturday afternoon visiting Mark Henrich at his home in Mankato. Justin and Nicholas Kindlespire of New Hope were Saturday evening, Aug. 16 visitors at the home of their grandmother Mrs. Julie Henrich. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Markstrom of Sioux Falls were Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Ed Rademacher home. Additional Sunday, Aug. 17 guests in honor of their daughter Michaela's 8th birthday were Mr. and Mrs. John Markstrom and family of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Agnes Pillatzki of Nassau, Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Radermacher. Aug. 15 weekend guests at the Rob Hoffman home were Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roiland and family of Maple Plain and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hoffman and family of Waconia, all attended the Zahn family reunion at the R.V. Park on Big Stone Lake on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels were Sunday, Aug. 17 dinner and afternoon guests at the home of his mother Mrs. Delrose Karels in Ortonville. Mrs. Gary Brown of Devils Lake, ND, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croatt and family of Chaska spent Aug. 15 weekend at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt. Ortonville Senior Center Friday afternoon, Aug. 22nd were Jerry Jorgenson and Clara Zeek. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. The high whist players at the Ortonville Senior Center Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 19th were Jim Loeschke and Dorothy Krogsrud. A fun time was had by all. Daryl and Ladonna Klapel and daughter Denise Phinneys and son Connor and Arlo Klapel visited Luella Klapel at Northridge Saturday evening, Aug. 16. Arlo Klapel visited Gertrude Steffen at Milbank home Sunday, Aug. 10. Chorus to sing The Community Chorus will be at the Ortonville Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Aug. 27th at 11:30 a.m. Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just any news, it's news about our community. No one else on the entire World Wide 'Web delivers the local news, local sports, local events, local photos, local information and advertising like we do. When people search the web to find out what's happening in the Or- tonville area they look to the Inde- pendent's online edition, ortonvillein- dependent.com Traffic: The Competitive Advantage Because we offer flesh news, our online readers, keep coming back and they read an average of four pages of the online edition. The ortonvilleindependent.com is reg- istered on over 200 search engines and updated monthly. Because "we get tbtmd", this community that we serve also gets promoted. You too can reach the world by adver- tising locally. Gain the advantage of the Independent's high traffic and loyal readers; advertise your webxite on our website. Find out more--call today, but hurry ad space is limited. www.ortonvilleindependent.com WEB TRENDS for SEPTEMBER 2002: Entire Site Hits 72,684 Average Hits Per Day 2,422 Page Views 12,741 Visitors 2,399 And growing! Ortonville Independent (320) 839-6163 26, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 9b