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Good old days in the Ortonville area ll j, REMEMBER THESE MEN? Left to right, you see Winton "Squint" Lindman, former Culligan man; "Curly" Davis, former implement dealer; Scott Simonitch, former co-owner of Ortonville Plumbing & Heating; and Tom Saeger, former "idea" man and ad man for many years at the Independent. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files of the Ortonville Independent FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 6, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Sept. 4, 2001 Marilyn Hanson of Ortonville was honored recently by being named to the CenBank Board of Directors. An employee of CenBank since 1982, Hanson was named the bank's branch president in November of 2000. Big Stone and Bellingham Schools opened their doors today, Tuesday, Sept. 4. In Big Stone City, the projected enrollment is 65 in grades K-eighth. In Bellingham, 76 students are enrolled in pre- school through sixth grades. An update today from Jim Peterson, President of Northern Growers Co-op, on progress of the new ethanol plant near the Power Plant at Big Stone City. Construction of the Northern Lights plant is on schedule with much to see. Hasslen Construction, Henrich and Sons are providing the material and doing the concrete work. Ronglien Excavating is doing the excavation and States Borders Construction of Dumont was awarded the bid for site work. 25 YEARS AGO Sept. 3, 1986 More than 2,000 people visited Big Stone County's Museum dur- ing the months of June, July and August. Guests signing the register have come from 34 of the 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Norway and Thailand. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Barnhardt, Big Stone City. Jennifer Harms, Ortonville sev- enth grader, is making local grid- iron history by becoming the first girl to participate in tackle football here. AAA's statewide gas price sur- vey of 97 stations shows prices down about eight cents per gallon between mid-June and mid-August. However, Aug. 1, prices started to rise again. 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 7, 1961 The enrollment of the Ortonville School is expected to climb to near- ly 1100. Bill Miles. local weather observer, reports that the area received .91 inches of rain in September. An "Intensive Training" alert has been issued by the City National Guard in preparation for a possible mobilization call. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Orlen Folkens of Clinton, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Nitz of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bogenreif of Big Stone City. 70 YEARS AGO Sept. 4, 1941 Governor Bushfield of South Dakota will be the guest of honor at the Grant County Fair next Thursday and will deliver an address in the afternoon. Five Big Stone City young men left for Fort Snelling Tuesday to be inducted into the nation's armed forces as part of this county's selec- tive service call for Sept. 2. A new business will come to town next week with the opening of a livestock sales pavilion in Cashtown on Friday, Sept. 12. The pavilion is a new 26x48 heated building which has been construct- ed by A.W. Groth. It will be used by the Ortonville Livestock Sales Company for the conducting of weekly livestock auctions. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mueller of Odessa and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brown of Milbank. This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring ~ Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MN 56278 320o839-2631 J IBig Stone City News By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will have their first fall meeting on Sept. 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Legion clubrooms Hostesses are Marilyn Athey and Faye Atbey. We would like to have a good attendance for our first fall meeting. Jerri Van Hout and son Chuck enjoyed St. Joseph's church bazaar m Rosen on Sunday, Aug. 28. They went with Phyllis Schluter and son Richard with Richard doing the driving. Lou and Marie Brown went to belonged to since 1985. They went to Motley to attend Marie's class reunion Mount Rushmore and Custer State for the class of '61 in Pillager on Park where they saw buffalo, elk and a Friday, Aug. 26 and came back home coyote. The weather was beautiful. the next day. The Lunds visited friends and had a Faye Athey and Marilyn Athey great rime. They got back Sunday went to New-Londorr on-S-attrrday," ~ nightTAug:28. ............................................. Aug. 27 for a benefit for l~atilyn'~ Wade Van~Dover. Clair Van Dover daughter Teresa Athey. who has breast and Tom Dew are still having the time' cancer. Vern and Judy Lund spent a week in the Black Hills checking out places to have Vern's reunion in two years. The Lunds stayed at Hart Ranch which is a camping resort they have II so. Water II SALES * SERVICE * RENTALS For Commercial & Residential Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS :: :~:d~:::;~:::, :: .. ~:~:~:~:~:~::;:::::~::;: ........................... ::.::. ~~: ..... .::::::IZ:I :::::::i?::F .... Serving the Big Stone Lake Areal APPLETON, MN 320-289-1999 of their lives hunting in Alaska. Caribou. moose and bear beware! Friday evening, Aug. 26 Joe and Nadean Villella's grandson Nathan Kleespie and wife Tera Kleespie and daughter Maecy of Morris took Joe and Nadean to Lakewood Lodge for dinner to celebrate Joe and Nadean's birthdays. Aug. 27 and 28 Joe and Nadean Villella spent it at Lake Amelia with Sue and Bill Kleespie with more birthday celebrations. Br. Nick Kleespie of St. John's Abbey also joined them. On Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 Don Haukos and Annie and Patti Holtquist went to the Minnesota State Fair. Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt spent two weeks touring through Yellowstone Park and saw all the sights. The weekend of Aug. 26 they went camping in North Dakota at Fort Ramson. Their daughter Tara and her children Ashley and Jamison and her fianc6 Todd went camping with Roger and Marilyn. They had a great time. Suzann Harmening and her girlfriend Patti Haukos went antiquing and afterward had lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Suzann Harmening and her girlfriend Colette Oslie got together on Friday, Aug. 26 to visit and drink ice tea. On Sunday, Aug. 28 Delores Bengtson's daughter Sharon, Sharon's granddaughter Stephanie both of Milbank, and Delores Bengtson went to Bellingham to see Delores' sister Marlys Redepenning in the afternoon. [THE CLASSROOM%, ~ recreat~yy, things as they | ~ | o~r~d~~ aan~dl~ N . ::~:. And other places I've hung out over the years By Aria Janssen There were many birthday parties in the farm community where I taught in the one-room school in the late 1940's. Before, after, and between card- game-hands at those parties, the men liked to tell stories. One night I heard some interesting tall stories. Here are a few: One man said he conducted an experiment with two fish he had in a horse tank one summer. He wanted to find out how long the fish could be kept out of water. He said he started with 20 minutes a day; each week he increased keep- ing the fish out of water 10 minutes more. Finally he was keeping the fish out of water an hour each day. Then he said that one day when he put the fish back in the water after the hour, they both drowned. Another man said that one very cold night he, too, performed an experiment. He put a bucket of warm water outside at midnight. By sun-up in the morning the bucket of water was frozen solid, and it was still warm. A fellow from the city said it was so cold one morning that he saw a cow near the highway giving her calf frozen yogurt. A farm boy said to him, "I can tell you're from the city; cows don't produce yogurt." The boy from town was ready for that fellow; he answered, "But I could see that this cow had culture." When the laughing (and the groan- ing) died down, a retired farmer who had just spent a winter in Phoenix told the others that he heard in Arizona that they can always tell when a flash flood is coming down the creek. "There's always a school of fish just ahead Of it, kickin' UP the dust," he said. When the laughing died down this time, a boy who d never been in the Southwest, asked, "What's a flash flood?" Signed copies of Arlo's book about growing up in Odessa are available at Otrey Lake Gallery in Ortonville. If you would like to contact him, write to PO Box 1311, Benson, AZ, 85602. E- mail: arlo.janssen@gmail, cam Rosen News KDIO Temps ~Hi Aug. 29 81 Al~g. 30 66 Aug. 31 86 Sept. 1 90 Sept. 2 75 Sept. 3 69 Low 52 63 63 72 64 60 By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. John Karels and Mr. and Mrs. Vic Jones of Fargo were Saturday, Aug. 27 until Sunday, Aug. 28 guests at the Andy Karels home and attended St. Joseph's Church dinner and Bazaar on Sunday, Aug. 28. Jennifer Fatland and Andrew of Sioux Falls were early Sunday evening Aug. 28 visitors at the Mrs. Joan Strei and Jeanette Abramowski home. Anthony and Alana Rodas of Alexandria spent Aug. 22 week at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels. Their parents Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rodas were weekend guests and attended St. Joseph's Bazaar on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher were Wednesday, Aug. 24 visitors at the Larry Reiffenberger home in Watertown, SD. Kelli Sis of Fargo spent Aug. 27 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis. Albert (Boots) Hoffman was not "present.when his name was called at thedrawing in Bellingham for $60 on Wednesday, Aug. 31 so next weeks drawing on Wednesday, Sept 7 will be for $80. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg attended the Baptism of Mason James, son of Craig and Brianna Kirchberg at St. Lawrence Church in Milbank at the Mass on Saturday evening Aug. 27 and a luncheon at the Community room at Super 8 motel. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg visited Blanche Twist at Northridge on Thursday afternoon Aug. 25. Mark and Suzanne Silva of Evan and Mrs. Larry Weiderhoeft and Mathew of Madelia were Aug. 27 weekend guests at the Lawrence Millerbernd home. The home owned by Lester Millerbernd on the east end of Rosen on the north side, was bulldozed two weeks ago. The house was bought by John Stall from Cecil Schake in the late 30s. Mr. and Mrs. John Stall lived there until they passed away and it had been rented by different families for several years. The Millerbernds had used it for storage. At present there are 33 residents living in Rosen and four homes are unoccupied. We had a nice day for St. Joseph's dinner and Bazaar on Sunday, Aug. 28. MCCL thoughts for hfe By Carol Karels Having a child as a single parent is far from an ideal situation, all the care falls on one person and usually a struggle financially but the joy of the baby over-rides the problems. Getting married because you are pregnant puts stress on a marriage but I know of many marriages that are still strong many years after and the baby of course was a blessing and now a young person that makes the family happy. How do we encourage people to keep their babies? Come to the MCCL meeting on Sept. 26, Bill Poehler has much to offer. Reach 2.5 Million Readers by placing just ONE ad with your local newspaper It's Easy It's Effective. It's Affordable Expand your market and increase your profits by advertising in newspapers all over the state through the Minnesota 2x2 Display Ad Network. RICE HOME MEDICAL People you I~aow. Service you can trust, avo ,,s --'l'i'" papOrrecycling,0r Isl0mo: IPI C aim Days!, B I ood rn o bi i e i n iistop at Rice Home Location during the week of Big Stone County The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Big Stone County this week. All blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can potentially be transfused to patients with any blood type. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. This week the bloodmobile will be in: Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Graceville from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Community Room. Thursday, Sept. 8 in Clinton from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building. Friday, Sept. 9 in Beardsley from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and check out our in-store celebrating our customers! J|tnlll !:For our Customer Appreciation Day and enjoy: Free Lunch and Dessert Prize Drawings Introduction to Staff and Store Additional In-Store Promotions (day of the event only) iil;; ednesday September 14th, 2011 10:00 am -2:00 pm Served from 11:00 am to hOO pm 105 6th Ave Madison, MN 56256 1.800.637.7795 Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 5