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In area OWNERS/OPERATORS of Ortonville's Coast-to-Coast store for many years were brothers Jim (left) and Terry Oakes, shown here in earlier photo. FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 16, 2010 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 14, 2000 Ortonville native Lee Kanten will be in town this Wednesday, Nov. 15, filming for the Ortonville video. He will be on main street late morning or early afternoon briefly stopping at each business. Two Ortonville students, Carmen Leger and Cassie Torgerson, were chosen to partici- pate in the St. Olaf Band Festival at Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 11. The band consisted of 130 mem- bers out of 400 nominees represent- ing some of the finest musicians in Minnesota. Ortonville's Mayor Dave Ellingson has proclaimed this week, Nov. 12-18, as American Education Week in the city of Ortonville. James Buxton, singer-harpist will be the next performer on the Chautauqua Concert Series. It will be held in the Ortonville High School Auditorium tonight. ning photograph of Ortonville's young Danny Ross, taken by his mother Mary, will be included in the national touring exhibit of win- ning photographs that opens Nov. 15 in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Mary's photo is one of 41 winners in the "Nation of Readers" National Photo Contest. By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Delores Bengtson went with her daughters Cindy Bublitz of Watertown and Bonnie Swezey of Ortonville to the Scandinavian Fair at First English Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 6. Wednesday, Nov. 10 the Breezers and Geezers met at the Senior Center in Big Stone. Pat Kvidera of Minneapolis visited Jerri Van Hout and Chuck on Monday, Nov. 8. Pat did some hunting in the 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 17, 1960 The famed Schmitz Sisters are to appear in Ortonville at the annu- al show sponsored by Ben Stegner of Ortonville. Earl Kilvington has patented a boat steering mechanism for boats. The first snowfall of the season took place here Wednesday. A new Ortonville Clinic is under construction where Dr. J.F. Karn and Dr. Peter Hansen will have their offices on the main floor and Archie Sealey will have his living quarters in the basement. New manager of the Columbian Hotel is Fred Splettstesser, former- ly of Waseca. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Moore of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. John Cloos of Big Stone City, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mueller of Big Stone City and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Orton Hanson of Ortonville. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 13, 1985 One of Ortonville's newest busi- nesses, which recently opened its doors, is Andy's Bait Shop and Gas in Cashtown, located in the build- ing formerly occupied by Walt's Bait Shop. Owners and operators are Cliff and Kathy Anderson of Ortonville. Ortonville High School's f- Instrumental Department will pres- ent its annual fall concert Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the High School Auditorium. The concert is entitled "An International Flavor." A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Hartman, Ortonville; a boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kim Kolb, Big Stone City. "Small Wonder, 1984" the win- area. Monday night, Nov. 8 the Lakeside Club met at Shirley Voeltz's. Nine members were present. The ladies visited; made plans for their Christmas party, and had lunch. # Louis and Shirley Voeltz's son-in- law Rick Hansen from Leavenworth, KS was home for a visit. Shirley joined Rick, Rick's parents Dick and Sandy Hansen from Twin Brooks, and other relatives who all met at the Bird Feeder in Big Stone on Saturday Thursday.Saturday, Nov. 18-20 D:lSO+UNT : ::+i!l All Fall Merchandise ~ ~ ~;~f'~iP Come see our new look for the holidays! ..... OrWn " v+l flower Sho ++ I (Main Street Ortonv~lle, (MBI (Mon.-Tri. 9am to 5 m; Sat'lam-2-pm'Y )'lele[lola" 327839-2818 In Collector Tin O0 :!il ~ii/ IVlANY IN.STORE sPECIA/ THURSDAY- sATURDAY! ~ ALL WORK GUARANTEED ~ Reg. $12.95 0rt0nville, MR 56278 Phone 839-3262 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1940 Kathleen O'Donnell was crowned Queen of the annual school carnival held last Friday night. At least 800 people were in attendance. The worst November blizzard in history hit this area Sunday night. FrOm the files O! the Ortonville Independent Rain on Sunday afternoon turned into sleet towards evening and then into driving snow. Temperatures fell to about 10 above. A terrific wind piled up drifts several feet high all day Monday and Tuesday. Undaunted by snow and wild weather many Big Stone County hunters are making preparations for the Minnesota deer hunting season, which begins Friday, Nov. 15 and ends Nov. 25. Levies totaling $19,137.50 for next year's collection were voted by the city council at a meeting at the city clerk's office last week. This total is only $637.50 more than last year's levies, which totaled $18,500, the difference being mainly in the general fund, park fund and library fund. This column sponsored in part by Rock Solid Since 1876 OrtonviUe, MN 320-839-6131 J Wade and Paul Treinen Big Stone City were attending meetings. Cindy and Julie Treinen and the kids were consulting with the President and occasionally sightseeing!! night, Nov. 6. For supper they had a Pam, Peter, and Noah Steinke bear claw sandwich and beef stew.helped celebrate Peter's dad Bodo's Saturday, Nov. 6 Arlin and Verna 85th birthday in Appleton on Sunday, Nov. 7. Angerhofer attended the wedding of Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt had , Doug Kroell and Kristin Monson at vLsitors Saturday night, Nov. 6 and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sunday evening, Nov. 7 who were Aberdeen, SD. They also attended (he Katie Hanson and Cierra and Carter. reception and dance after the ceremony. It was held at the Ramkota Convention Center. Sue Goldsmith of Sioux Falls visited Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7. Pat Delgehausen of Milbank also visited with Vern and Gert on Sunday. Gert Goldsmith visited with Bea Ross on Monday afternoon, Nov. 8. Trudy Taylor visited with Vern and Gert Goldsmith on Tuesday evening, Nov. 9. Suzann Harmening and her sister Sandy Rice went to the First English Lutheran Church for their Scandinavian Fair and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 6. Correction for the Tuesday, Nov. 9 paper: Suzann Harmening had lunch with Patti Haukos and not Patti Holtquist. Thursday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 31 Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to Florida and laid by the pool, swam in the pool, and slept by the pool for four days. The five kids weren't happy because they didn't go along and Mom and Dad didn't go to Disney! On Tuesday, Election Day Wade and Cindy Van Dover were called to Washington D. C. for follow up on the election. Just kidding! Wade and Cindy spent from Tuesday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 7 in Washington D. C.. Seiko & Rhythm I I and Christmas Kick-Off Hours: Thurs., Nov. 18, 12-7; Fri., Nov. 19, 9-5; Sat., Nov. 20, 9-3 Carter is Roger and Marilyn's grandson who is five months old. Sunday night they all had supper together at Roger and Marilyn's. Open house baby shower set for Giles It's a boy!! A long and challenging journey has come to an end! Come celebrate the new one, that is just about to begin t Join us for a baby shower celebrat- ing McKegn's adoption! His proud parents are Ryan and Amy Giles. Proud grandparents are John and Jean Merritt and Randy and Val Giles. The shower will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 from 12:30-3 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church basement, 421 Madison Ave., Ortonville, MN 56278. Men are also welcomed to come visit with Ryan and Amy. McKegn was born on June 25, 2010 in Ethiopia, Africa. They are registered at Target. If any questions please call or e- mail Lisa Merritt at 320-815-8418 or or Kyla Powell at 320-839-2865 or lkpow- (ADV) Bridal shower set for B. Vanderwal An open house bridal shower in honor of Bridget Vanderwal, bride-to- be of Jared Schwebach, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church Hall in Chokio. Bridget is the daughter of Ron and Ginger Athey of Ortonville, and Jared is the son of James and Renee Schwebach of Dumont. They are registered at Target and Fleet Farm. Please bring a favorite recipe to share. (ADV) PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE It all starts with Newspapers O TRAVIS SANDBERG OF CLINTON shot this nice 15 point buck bow hunting on Monday, Nov. 1. By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke and Alan spent Oct. 30 weekend at the Mandley Davis home in Sioux Falls and were Sunday, Oct. 31 guests at the Brian Schuelke home in Lennox, SD and attended the baptism of their son Owen Raymond on Sunday, Oct. 31. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Patterson of Wall, SD and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke spent Wednesday, Nov. 3 until Sunday, Nov. 7, in Branson, MO. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adelman and sons of Graceville and Lexi Adelman of Ortonville were Nov. 5 weekend guests at the Jerry Adelman home and were among deer hunters in this area. Meaghan Karels of St. Paul spent Nov. 5 weekend at the home of her grandfather Edward Karels. Paul Kindlespire and Justin of New Hope were Nov. 5 weekend guests at the Mrs. Julie Henrich and among deer hunters in this area. Mrs. Rob Rodas, Anthony and Alana of Alexandria, were Nov. 5 weekend guests at the Roger Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kirchberg and sons Caleb and Ethan of New Ulm spent Nov. 5 weekend at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home and were among deer hunters in this area and were among the hunters to get their deer. Tom Kirchberg of New Ulm spent Friday, Nov. 5 until Monday, Nov. 8 at the home of his mother Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg and was among deer hunters in this area. Members of St. Anthony-Monica Catholic Aid Council served lunch and hosted bingo at Northridge Nursing home in Ortonville on Friday afternoon Nov. 5, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington spent Nov. 5 weekend at the Bernard Pillatzki home. Mrs. Scott Halbur and family of Sioux Falls spent Nov. 5 weekend at the home of her parents Tom Pillatzki's. Mrs. Joann Krakow attended the wedding of her granddaughter Hannah Schmieg and Randy Frels at St. Thomas Aquasinas Chapel in St. Paul on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, and reception at North Oaks Club. Paul and Joe Schumacher, and Tom Call of Maple Grove, Jonathan Carlston of Andover, enjoyed deer hunting and visiting at the Jeanette Abramowski and Joan Strei farm. Keith Hoffman's name was called at the drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, Nov. 10, he was not present so the drawing will be for $100 next week. Free Pick-up and Tow ( car stereo sales a installation ) call Phil at 320-815-7918 *Choose from 38 health plans that make sense for your life Choice. It's always good when it comes to health plans. Because your needs are unique, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has plans as individual as you are. For example, Options BlueTM is a plan with a health savings account With Simply BlueTM you pay only for the coverage you need, not for what you don't Maybe Personal Blue is right for you. It's a plan that provides you and your family more traditional benefits. Give us a call. We can discuss your situation and find out which plan will work best. AuthoriZed independent agent~agency for BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota John Stolpman Box 277 Bellingham, MN (320) 568-2101 Joyce Hermans 45 NW 2nd St. Or tonville, MN (320) 839-6194 Kevin Raaf II ee Complete Collision Repair V' Glass Replacement and Chip Repair e'* Frame and Suspension Repair North Minnesota St: & Eastvold Ave, * Ortonville, MN Work (320) 839-3066 Home 605-676-2457 Cell 605-880-4252 Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 INDEPENDENT Page 5