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heart" ::I 1999 Relay for Life surpasses goal, sees excellent turnout The 1999 Relay for Life, one of the most successful community based fundraisers for the American Cancer Society (ACS), was held at the Ortonville Airport Aug. 28, seeing an excellent turnout. According to Chairman Monte Matheson, 18 teams participated in the event, with 979 luminaries sold. Top teams in the relay were, in first place, the Monday Miracles team, sponsored by Pepsi. Captain Diane Kvidera led her team to selling 142 luminaries and raising $1,841.35. In second place was the team of Jan Schmidt and Liz Sorenson, sponsored by the Northside Medical Center. Their team sold 92 luminaries, raising $1,541. Triple E's, was third in the relay, sponsored by Ortonville Auto and captained by Jane Anderson. The Triple E's sold 94 luminaries and raised $1525 for the ACS. Two other teams also raised in excess of $1,000, helping toward the total of $15,655.09. The organizers wish to thank all team captains and team members for their participation and dedication, and wish to extend a special thanks to members of the Big Stone unit of the ACS for helping on grocery day, Dave Hamner, Bud Adolphson and his brothers for set-up and take-down, and The Ortonville Independent for matching funds to the team they sponsored. With the help of approximately 25,000 people throughout the state of Minnesota, this year's relay was able to meet its fundraising goals. This year's events in 100 locations raised $4,071,056 net, a 44 percent increase over last year. All money raised supports American Cancer Society research, educational programs, advocacy and patient services. | WINNER at the 8th annual Oak Tree Golf Classic Saturday, was an elated IS.year-old Kelly Larson, and Lori Larson of Ortonville. Full details and elsewhere this issue. WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] Sunday, Sept. 26th. They have already heard from some former pastors who plan to attend. Rev. Otto Gehring, pastor from 1944 to 1961 is coming, as is Rev. Wayne McKirdy, pastor from 1983 to 1986. They expect others to be here, but have not heard from all of them. The day will begin with worship at 9:30 a.m. Rev. David Bard, Superintendent of the Northwest District of the Minnesota Conference will be guest preacher for the morning. The service will include some special music to help celebrate the past and anticipate the future. There will be a meal at noon, please contact Rev. Watkins by Sunday, Sept. 19, if you plan to attend the meal. Tabor is now a part of the Dakotas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Picture day set at Ortonville School Individual student pictures are scheduled to be taken at Ortonville School by Sherman Studio for the 1999-2000 yearbook and for package orders. Elementary and early childhood and special education students will be photographed Tuesday, Sept. 21. Headstart and students in grades seven through eleven will be photographed Wednesday, Sept. 22. Envelopes with instructions will be sent home with students this Thursday, Sept. 16. (Adv.) The moral of the following story from the Sept. 5th, 1999, issue of the Boston (MA) Globe, authored by Eileen McNamara, is you'd best beware how demanding you might dare to get with former Ortonville res- ident Janee Gay (Grosenick) Berdan ... especially if you're thinking about holding her up at her job of bank teller at Needham Cooperative Bank in Wellesley, MA, where Janee Gay works and lives. The story explains in detail as to what happened: There is a would be bank robber in suburban Boston who should spend EMT's needed by ambulance, service Emergency Medical Technician's are needed by Ortonviile's Ambulance Service. Classes are being offered starting Oct. 1st in Ortonville. this Labor Day weekend rethinking his career path. His most obvious mistake the other day was his choice of targets: He set out on a sunny summer after- noon to rob a bank directly across the street from the headquarters of the Wellesley Police Department. His second, more fateful mistake, was his choice of bank tellers: He picked the one who did not hesitate to tell him to go to hell. It is hard to know what the would be felon was thinking since Wellesley police have yet to apprehend him, but it is a fair bet that he figured Janee Gay Berdan for an easy mark. Big mistake! It's true that this Wellesley grand- mother has lived a few more years than the 30 or so the robber is esti- mated to have accumulated in his life, but there is nothing wrong with her eyesight or her instincts. "For goodness sakes, which ones are you looking for?" she asked him as he fidgeted with deposit and with- drawal slips at the counter across the small lobby of the Needham Cooperative Bank from her teller's window. (Continued on page 3) One race for city council election As filings for Ortonville's three available city council seats closed last Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m., four filings were taken for the city's three available council seats. Seat "B", held by Mike Dorry and seat "F", held by Dan Oakes will be unopposed, and seat "D", which is held by George Elliott ( who also filed for re-election), will be challenged by David Dinnel. The election will be held Nov. 2 in the Ortonville Armory and Ortonville Fire Hall, with times to be announced later. Honored for 50 years New water tower up and running With double the water capacity of the old tower, Ortonville's new elevated water storage tower is officially online. The 300,000 gallon tank will increase water pressure for Ortonville residents around 10 pounds per square inch (psi), after the official switch took place last week. See ad inside for details. Harvest Fest vendors needed Big Stone Lake Area Chamber is seeking vendors for the Harvest Fest Homecoming weekend of Oct. 8-9. The vendors will set up their stands to sell their pro- duce, arts, crafts, or baked goods ... AT NO CHARGE. You are to contact the BSLA Chamber by calling 839- 3284. IIII IIIII I ORTONVILLE'S BOB PFLUEGER was honored recently with the title of Senior Counselor for his 50 years of service in the law profession. Pflueger's law office has been in Ortonville ever since opening in what is now the American Express Financial Advisors building in 1950, moving to its present location in 1965. Born and raised in OrtonviUe, he began practicing law in January of 1950. Pflueger moved the practice to its pre- sent location in 1965. He and wife Lois still reside in Ortonville. also indicated the Department had Watertown, SD May 27 of Kramer in approximately town bank. indicated Kramer Viewed, stating she the change had Police also who admitted he f some property Apartments, interview, court last Thursday. Court documents, on Ortonville Police a call from Mike IVille, stating he had from his former Garden Apartments. had moved two nd when he returned apartment, had tem missing, which amount of change Queen ice cream documents stated Kramer admitted to trying to sell a number of coins and cuff links at a Watertown pawn shop. The documents stated Kramer's residence was searched on June 28, where Ortonville Police found coins, which Kramer stated she had taken from Braatz. Kramer is charged with second degree burglary, which cames a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail, a $20,000 fine, or both, as well as one charge each of theft and receiving stolen property, each charge carrying a maximum penalty of five years, and/or a $10,000 fine. " Braatz faces the same three charges, with the addition of one more count of theft. Kramer made her first appearance Thursday, while Braatz had failed to appear for his Sept. 1 court date and was placed under arrest Sept. 2. Braatz then appeared at an arraignment hearing Thursday. Both are released on their own recognizance. Court documents stated Kramer's next appearance will be an arraignment hearing Wednesday and Braatz's will be an arraignment hearing Sept. 21, both in Big Stone County Court. Kramer, 31 and Paul both of Ortonville, =rst appearances on .ther charges in Big Butch Christensen, Jeri Longhenry, 1 [)KOTA STATE CHAMPIONS in the pedal tractor pull are brothers William, at left, and Joseph Jean Danielson, Margaret Matheson, Dallas Hanson, Henry Gimmestad, I $tone (ity, SD. They both captured the first place trophies at the Inkpa Day tractor pull in Big Mel Reinke, Bill Hartman, Kyle SECRETARY OF STATE MARY KIFFMEYER visited Ortonville last 1 [ their age groups which qualified them for the pull at the State Fair in Huron. At the state lnforzato and the OHS football team, week, making stops to visit with local republican party members, as well l ]P.,.William won second place out of 26 in the seven-year-old division. Joseph won first place all committee members and man to as the County Auditor's office. She is pictured above at right with l six-year-olds. Both boys are now going on to the national competition in Omaha, NE Sept. man support group members, County Auditor Michelle Knutson. l [=tPonsored by Ortonville Dairy Queen and the Inkpa Day Committee. They are the children of r Cheryl Kaiser and grandchildren of Hilda Kaiser and Bud and Carol Brandt all of Big Stone Don't mess with Janee Gay... / IC)r .... =,,_ ..__=J__=_ Tabor observes Robber picked wrong teller, tOllVlll00 r0000lU00llt00 125th event |00led with burglary OnabSep,00a2eS00tohstchurch namely former Ortonvillite will celebrate its Quasquicentenniel heart" ::I 1999 Relay for Life surpasses goal, sees excellent turnout The 1999 Relay for Life, one of the most successful community based fundraisers for the American Cancer Society (ACS), was held at the Ortonville Airport Aug. 28, seeing an excellent turnout. According to Chairman Monte Matheson, 18 teams participated in the event, with 979 luminaries sold. Top teams in the relay were, in first place, the Monday Miracles team, sponsored by Pepsi. Captain Diane Kvidera led her team to selling 142 luminaries and raising $1,841.35. In second place was the team of Jan Schmidt and Liz Sorenson, sponsored by the Northside Medical Center. Their team sold 92 luminaries, raising $1,541. Triple E's, was third in the relay, sponsored by Ortonville Auto and captained by Jane Anderson. The Triple E's sold 94 luminaries and raised $1525 for the ACS. Two other teams also raised in excess of $1,000, helping toward the total of $15,655.09. The organizers wish to thank all team captains and team members for their participation and dedication, and wish to extend a special thanks to members of the Big Stone unit of the ACS for helping on grocery day, Dave Hamner, Bud Adolphson and his brothers for set-up and take-down, and The Ortonville Independent for matching funds to the team they sponsored. With the help of approximately 25,000 people throughout the state of Minnesota, this year's relay was able to meet its fundraising goals. This year's events in 100 locations raised $4,071,056 net, a 44 percent increase over last year. All money raised supports American Cancer Society research, educational programs, advocacy and patient services. | WINNER at the 8th annual Oak Tree Golf Classic Saturday, was an elated IS.year-old Kelly Larson, and Lori Larson of Ortonville. Full details and elsewhere this issue. WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] Sunday, Sept. 26th. They have already heard from some former pastors who plan to attend. Rev. Otto Gehring, pastor from 1944 to 1961 is coming, as is Rev. Wayne McKirdy, pastor from 1983 to 1986. They expect others to be here, but have not heard from all of them. The day will begin with worship at 9:30 a.m. Rev. David Bard, Superintendent of the Northwest District of the Minnesota Conference will be guest preacher for the morning. The service will include some special music to help celebrate the past and anticipate the future. There will be a meal at noon, please contact Rev. Watkins by Sunday, Sept. 19, if you plan to attend the meal. Tabor is now a part of the Dakotas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Picture day set at Ortonville School Individual student pictures are scheduled to be taken at Ortonville School by Sherman Studio for the 1999-2000 yearbook and for package orders. Elementary and early childhood and special education students will be photographed Tuesday, Sept. 21. Headstart and students in grades seven through eleven will be photographed Wednesday, Sept. 22. Envelopes with instructions will be sent home with students this Thursday, Sept. 16. (Adv.) The moral of the following story from the Sept. 5th, 1999, issue of the Boston (MA) Globe, authored by Eileen McNamara, is you'd best beware how demanding you might dare to get with former Ortonville res- ident Janee Gay (Grosenick) Berdan ... especially if you're thinking about holding her up at her job of bank teller at Needham Cooperative Bank in Wellesley, MA, where Janee Gay works and lives. The story explains in detail as to what happened: There is a would be bank robber in suburban Boston who should spend EMT's needed by ambulance, service Emergency Medical Technician's are needed by Ortonviile's Ambulance Service. Classes are being offered starting Oct. 1st in Ortonville. this Labor Day weekend rethinking his career path. His most obvious mistake the other day was his choice of targets: He set out on a sunny summer after- noon to rob a bank directly across the street from the headquarters of the Wellesley Police Department. His second, more fateful mistake, was his choice of bank tellers: He picked the one who did not hesitate to tell him to go to hell. It is hard to know what the would be felon was thinking since Wellesley police have yet to apprehend him, but it is a fair bet that he figured Janee Gay Berdan for an easy mark. Big mistake! It's true that this Wellesley grand- mother has lived a few more years than the 30 or so the robber is esti- mated to have accumulated in his life, but there is nothing wrong with her eyesight or her instincts. "For goodness sakes, which ones are you looking for?" she asked him as he fidgeted with deposit and with- drawal slips at the counter across the small lobby of the Needham Cooperative Bank from her teller's window. (Continued on page 3) One race for city council election As filings for Ortonville's three available city council seats closed last Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m., four filings were taken for the city's three available council seats. Seat "B", held by Mike Dorry and seat "F", held by Dan Oakes will be unopposed, and seat "D", which is held by George Elliott ( who also filed for re-election), will be challenged by David Dinnel. The election will be held Nov. 2 in the Ortonville Armory and Ortonville Fire Hall, with times to be announced later. Honored for 50 years New water tower up and running With double the water capacity of the old tower, Ortonville's new elevated water storage tower is officially online. The 300,000 gallon tank will increase water pressure for Ortonville residents around 10 pounds per square inch (psi), after the official switch took place last week. See ad inside for details. Harvest Fest vendors needed Big Stone Lake Area Chamber is seeking vendors for the Harvest Fest Homecoming weekend of Oct. 8-9. The vendors will set up their stands to sell their pro- duce, arts, crafts, or baked goods ... AT NO CHARGE. You are to contact the BSLA Chamber by calling 839- 3284. IIII IIIII I ORTONVILLE'S BOB PFLUEGER was honored recently with the title of Senior Counselor for his 50 years of service in the law profession. Pflueger's law office has been in Ortonville ever since opening in what is now the American Express Financial Advisors building in 1950, moving to its present location in 1965. Born and raised in OrtonviUe, he began practicing law in January of 1950. Pflueger moved the practice to its pre- sent location in 1965. He and wife Lois still reside in Ortonville. also indicated the Department had Watertown, SD May 27 of Kramer in approximately town bank. indicated Kramer Viewed, stating she the change had Police also who admitted he f some property Apartments, interview, court last Thursday. Court documents, on Ortonville Police a call from Mike IVille, stating he had from his former Garden Apartments. had moved two nd when he returned apartment, had tem missing, which amount of change Queen ice cream documents stated Kramer admitted to trying to sell a number of coins and cuff links at a Watertown pawn shop. The documents stated Kramer's residence was searched on June 28, where Ortonville Police found coins, which Kramer stated she had taken from Braatz. Kramer is charged with second degree burglary, which cames a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail, a $20,000 fine, or both, as well as one charge each of theft and receiving stolen property, each charge carrying a maximum penalty of five years, and/or a $10,000 fine. " Braatz faces the same three charges, with the addition of one more count of theft. Kramer made her first appearance Thursday, while Braatz had failed to appear for his Sept. 1 court date and was placed under arrest Sept. 2. Braatz then appeared at an arraignment hearing Thursday. Both are released on their own recognizance. Court documents stated Kramer's next appearance will be an arraignment hearing Wednesday and Braatz's will be an arraignment hearing Sept. 21, both in Big Stone County Court. Kramer, 31 and Paul both of Ortonville, =rst appearances on .ther charges in Big Butch Christensen, Jeri Longhenry, 1 [)KOTA STATE CHAMPIONS in the pedal tractor pull are brothers William, at left, and Joseph Jean Danielson, Margaret Matheson, Dallas Hanson, Henry Gimmestad, I $tone (ity, SD. They both captured the first place trophies at the Inkpa Day tractor pull in Big Mel Reinke, Bill Hartman, Kyle SECRETARY OF STATE MARY KIFFMEYER visited Ortonville last 1 [ their age groups which qualified them for the pull at the State Fair in Huron. At the state lnforzato and the OHS football team, week, making stops to visit with local republican party members, as well l ]P.,.William won second place out of 26 in the seven-year-old division. Joseph won first place all committee members and man to as the County Auditor's office. She is pictured above at right with l six-year-olds. Both boys are now going on to the national competition in Omaha, NE Sept. man support group members, County Auditor Michelle Knutson. l [=tPonsored by Ortonville Dairy Queen and the Inkpa Day Committee. They are the children of r Cheryl Kaiser and grandchildren of Hilda Kaiser and Bud and Carol Brandt all of Big Stone Don't mess with Janee Gay... / IC)r .... =,,_ ..__=J__=_ Tabor observes Robber picked wrong teller, tOllVlll00 r0000lU00llt00 125th event |00led with burglary OnabSep,00a2eS00tohstchurch namely former Ortonvillite will celebrate its Quasquicentenniel