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ays zn area FIRST EMERGENCY FARM LOAN CHECK to ar~ve in Big Stone County since the program was rv-imstated by Court actiom after having been terminated last Dee. 27th. eame on Monday of this week. Local Farmers Home Administrsthm Supervisor Lynn Petersoe, left, is shown as he lgoks over a $S,O00 check receivled by Oliver Nolting of the Chokio-Correll ~ The program calls for leans ILl per cent inter~t, with up to $,000 in forgivena8. Re-instntement of the progam is about a $2 million ]most for the economy of Big Stone County. SOMETIME IN THE MID-1970s this reproduced photo and cutline appeared in the Independent. From the files of the late Alvina Inderieden of Ortonville, courtesy of Adolph W. Munsterman of Appleton. FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 20, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Sept. 18, 2001 Five candidates had filed for the office of Ortonville's mayor as fil- ings closed last Tuesday, Sept. 11. Among those runnmg for the mayor's office are former Ortonville mayor Dave Ellingson, Mel Ehlert, Mary "Star" Hallock, Roger Bird and David Dinnel. Magdalena Alexiou of Ibbenburen, Germany will be join- ing the senior class this year at Ortonville High School. Magdalena's host family is Jo and Karl Watkins, Big Stone City, SD. What can only be described as the worst act of terrorism in our nation's history last week hit the country hard, not just in New York and Washington, DC, but locally as well. Motorists lined up at the gas stations for their turn at the pump, fearing price's would skyrocket fol- lowing the day's events. Fortunately, Wednesday morning prices were the same. As of presstime Monday, no fluctuations in gasoline prices have been noted at any of Ortonville's four gas sta- tions. 25 YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1986 The new music teacher for grades kindergarten through eight at the Big Stone School this year is Marlene Dockter of rural Milbank. New custodians at the Big Stone School this year are Howard and Karen Dockter, who have been res- idents of the community for the past 10 years. Bellingham royalty for Homecoming for 1986 are Queen Celeste Wittnebel, and King Tim Dybevik. Crown bearers were Amy Mork and Justin Wittnebel. Rainfall for this area to date, according to the records at Otter Tail Power Company's Big Stone Plant, has measured 26.92 inches, with September accounting for 1.51 inches and rain still falling at presstime Tuesday 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 21, 1961 Committees of the City Council are probing the possibility of hav- ing a zoo and museum in the city. Tom Larson of Clinton received the County Bankers' Scholarship. Terry Wiese received top honors for his grand champion beef at the County Fair and Stanley Krogsrud had the champion lamb at the Big Stone County Fair. They will attend the Junior Livestock Show Oct. 2 in South St. Paul. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Reese of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Palaski of Revillo, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Norvin Beachem and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Trebil of Clinton. 70 YEARS AGO Sept. 18, 1941 2k baby girl was born to Mr. and From the files of the Ortonville Independent Mrs. John Johnson of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McTighe of Ortonville. A truckload of young bluegills for planting in Big Stone Lake was received by the Rod and Gun Club this morning. They came from a federal hatchery in New London. The Ortonville High School football team will make its debut this Friday evening against Sisseton on the Redmen's own field. According to the rain gauge on Martin Schoen's office, 1.10 inches of rain fell here on Sunday morn- ing. Since then we have only had .10 inch additional rain. In Graceville, Sunday's downpour amounted to 3.42 inches. f This column sponsored in part by Rock Solid Since 1876 Ortonville, MN 320-839-6131 "11 J By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 On Friday, Sept. 9 Arloa Ronglien, Loretta Van Lith and Dawn Jensen escorted by their husbands Mark, Joe and Rick played bingo at the Big Stone Legion hosted by club manager Theresa Van Lith. They enjoyed burgers, sweet potato fries, pizza and lemonade. A good time was had by all especially when Arloa Ronglien won the $1,000 jackpot. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Delores Bengtson got a visit from her daughter "Sharon Wieber of Milbank. On Friday, Sept. 9 Vern and Judy Lund left for the Cities to attend a wedding on Saturday, Sept. 10 for their granddaughter Maggien and Aaron Skogman. There were relatives there from North Dakota and Duluth. The ceremony was outside at Bunker Hills Country Club. The weather was beautiful. Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt's grandson Carter stayed with them from Thursday, Sept. 8 to Tuesday evening, Sept. 13. Val and Paula Rausch just returned from Charleston, SC where Val was invited to go to a conference for all the Speakers of the House of Representatives of the United States. It was called a Speakers Conference. They had a wonderful time. It was gorgeous out there. Don and Arvene Van Hout had their granddaughter Tabatha Van Hout here from Rapid City. She was here on Sunday, Sept. 11. Tabatha was doing some job training in Brookings. She also visited her grandparents Larry and Jyla Dahle. Pat Delgehausen and Kayla Tillma both of Milbank visited Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Sunday, Sept. 11. Trudy Taylor called on Vern and Gert Goldsmith. Nadine and Joe Villella had their seventh great-grandchild born Sept. 12 Brian Joseph Thompson. His parents are Jaqi and Joey Thompson of Lugoff, SC. He joins a sister Victoria Rose. Grandparents are Mark and Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT Daily Hoursi Mon.-Fri. 8AM-6:00PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $89.95 ,c;49.95 Locally Grown Beef - Per Lb. Per Lb. ~,,,t =nLdr~ ld'~ DELl HAM ........................ 112 or 114 BEEF ............ Seasoned - Per Lb. ,~ 4 ~-~t~-- Locally Grown Pork - Per Lb. _..... PORK SAUSAGE ........... iVV HALF A HOG ..................... 99 9000 Lean - Per Lb. th,'~ ,,~=n= HAMBURGER PAl"rIBS ......................................................... Nina Villella of Clarksville, TN. Pam and Peter Steinke visited Bodo and Bea Steinke on Sunday, Sept. 11. Don Haukos and Annie took Don's mother to the fair in Madison on Saturday, Sept. 10. They had a good time. Darvin and Neoma Ballhagen of Wilmot, SD and Lamoine Herrmann attended Lamoine's nephew Clint Ballhagen's wedding in Great Bend, KS on Saturday, Sept. 10. Donavon and Cindy Loeschke attended the baptism of their grandson Austin Lee, son of Kendra and Adam Rademacher. The baptism was held Sunday, Sept. 11 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosen. A delicious ham dinner followed at Kendra and Adam's farm. The second weekend in Sept. Valina Michals and family gathered at "Big Stone Camp for Christ". Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather, plus the relaxi]ag boat rides. . Pro-life speaker in town Monday A crucial pro-life update will be presented at the Ortonville Community Center on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and learn about life issues and protecting innocent human lives. A knowledgeable and experienced speaker, Bill Poehler, will lead this fast paced presentation, entitled "What would you do to save a life?" Come and discover the impact of the federal health care overhaul, efforts to protect human lives from abortion and euthanasia and much more. Refreshments will be served. This pro-life update is sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. / seeks farming interest future seeding of permanent, high- quality native prairie vegetation. Glyphosate-tolerant crops, such as corn and soybeans are permissable provided soybeans are the third crop. Please call the refuge headquarters for complete information on bidding requirements, special farming condi- tions and unit locations at 320-273- 2191, ext. 109. Sealed bids are due at the Refuge office by 4 p.m. on Sept. 23. Buy One 9-Hole Greens Fee, Get Second 9-HOLE with purchase of one cart rental Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge in Odessa is seeking interest- ed producers for cash rent farming on two units of the Refuge. Individuals will be selected based on receipt of sealed high bid per acre for each of the units. Under this arrangement, producers will be guar- anteed a minimum of three years on the land. The purpose of this short term farming is to prepare the land for PITCHER of Michelob GD Light and 12" PIZZA ONLY $ SPECIALS GOOD NOW THRU SEPT. 18, 201 I. West Hw,/. 40 Madison, Minnesota 320-598-7587 \ And other places I've hung out over the years By Arlo Janssen When he was a little kid, our Teddy came up with a number of 'interesting' logical conclusions. One time, when he was perhaps about four, we were digging up a sewer line in our backyard, for root- damage repairs that had to be made. It was a summer evening during the 'rainy season,' when there are often interesting cloud formations in Arizona. I remarked to my wife that the sun- set was so beautiful. Teddy, who was 'helping' us dig up the pipeline, heard that and asked, "What happens to the sun when it 'goes down'?" That was really a very good ques- tion, but how do you give an adequate answer to a four-year-old, especially while you're busy digging up a sewer line? I tried my best, however, to explain how the sun appears to 'go down' on the other side of the earth. I had no idea how the little boy understood what I was saying about the setting of the sun, while I was busy digging in the yard, but he said no more about it. The next evening, a friend of ours, Bob Anderson, came to help us with our sewer-digging project. While he was there, the sun 'went down' again. Bob remarked, much as I did the day before, how beautiful the sky was. Hearing Bob's comment, Teddy said, "Bob, do you know where the sun goes, when it 'goes down?' Intrigued by a question like that from a little child, Bob said, "No Teddy; where does the sun go when it goes down?" Ever so seriously, Teddy said, "It goes in the sewer." And that was that; he acted as though he really under- stood what it was all about and was glad to inform 'Uncle' Bob. Ted was well aware, as a little child, that I taught at Cochise College; he'd been on the campus many times. When he was to enter first grade, he was reluctant to go into the school with his mother on the first day. As they were going up the walk to the school, he turned to his mother and said, "Can't I just go to the college?" 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, com By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jones in Aberdeen on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman were among folks that attended the dinner and bazaar at Holy Rosary Parish in Graceville on Sunday, Sept. 11,2011. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd spent Sept. 10 weekend in New Ulm and visited with the Larry Weiderhoeft family of Madelia, Lyle Fischer family of Sleepy Eye and Tom Schwarz family of New Ulm. Gene Strei and Mrs. Brian Long of Lake Preston were Sunday afternoon Sept. 11 visitors at the Edward Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Millerbernd and family of Omaha, NE, Mr. and Mrs. Derick Jones and family of Andover,, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Millerbernd and sons of St, Cloud spent Labor Day weekend at Stony Run Lodge and visited with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd. Jon Kirchberg of East Grand Forks spent Sept. 10 weekend at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kirchberg. Mrs. Steve Millerbernd and sons of St. Cloud spent the weekend at the Lester Millerbernd home and visiting with Steve who is employed at the Power Plant at Big Stone for several weeks. Anthony and Alan Rodas of Alexandria, spent the Sept. 10 weekend at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels and enjoyed goose hunting and were among the lucky huntePs. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hoffman were Thursday, Sept. 8 until Sept. 11 guests at the Luke Hoeppner home in Rochester and attended the baptism of their daughter Hannah Mae at St. Frances of Assisi Church on Sunday, Sept. 11. Sponsors were Brian and Becky Hoffman. Brian and Becky Hoffman and Nickolas were also guests at the Hoeppner home Friday, Sept. 9 until Sunday, Sept. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant were among Sunday, Sept. 11 guests at the Travis Volkenant home in honor of their daughter Kyra's fourth birthday. Additional guests were Theresa Anderson and Carrie of Maple Grove, Maggie Bergstrom and mark of Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Volkenant of Ortonville. Catholic United Financial Council of St. Joseph's Parish held their quarterly meeting at St. Josephs School on Tuesday evening with President Tom Pillatzke presiding. Secretary reports by Loretta P. and Treasurer by Sharon K. were read and accepted as read. Bills were allowed. Correspondence was read. President thanked all who helped at the A. Roggenbuck benefit and July 4 celebration. Candee Cloos our sales representative was present and gave information and check for the ministree program. Sue Karels a delegate to the convention gave report. Next years convention will be at St. Thomas College. Plans for bingo and lunch at Northridge in October, turkey bingo, Nov. 20 and breakfast Nov. 29 were discussed. Julie Henrich asked members to come to a special rosary to be said at the outside Blessed Virgin Shrine on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2011 at 12 noon for peace in the world. There being no further business, meeting was closed with a prayer. Randy Plathe was not present when his name was called for $100 on Wednesday, Sept. 14 so next weeks drawing will again be for $100. Austin Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rademacher received the Sacrament of Baptism at St. Joseph's Church on Sunday, Sept. 11 with Fr. Bob Goblirsch officiating. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rademacher. Luncheon guests at the Adam Rademacher home in honor of their son's Baptism were Fr. Bob, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rademacher, Mr. and Mrs. Donavon Loeschke of Big Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and family of Selby, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Derick Loeschke, and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher. Theresa Anderson and Carrie of Maple Grove were Sept. 10 weekend guests at the Paul Volkenant home. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington were among Sept. 10 weekend visitors at the Bernard Pillatzki home. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman spent Sept. 10"weekend at the home of their daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. Pat Richter and family near Bismarck, ND. Mrs. Julie Henrich and Betty Nygard were among folks that attended St. Lawrence Parish dinner and bazaar in Milbank on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. It's CGB's Homecoming! off regular price of all Good through Oct. 1st! ille, MN INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 Page 5