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Good old days in the Ortonville area OHS BASKETBALL TEAM OF 1945; is shown in this photo. Front row, left to right, are Bill Toner, Pete Divinski, Mickey Heffernan, Raymond "Buzz" Schell, Dale Roder and Jim Larson; back row, student manager Jim Steltz, Charles Appleholm, Bob McHone, Herb King, Bob Billiet, Darrell Eby, Roger Anderson and head coach Iohnson. 10 YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1992 Peoples Natural Gas has begun delivering natural gas to Ortonville residents and businesses fis of Tuesday, Sept. 29. Minnesota Departmcni of Public Service today announced it is awarding a $55,000 loan to Dist. 62 to improve building energy effi- ciency in the Ortonville school. The conservation larmer of the year lbr Big Stone county is the Joe Kohout family of rural Chokio. Homecoming queen candi- dates at Ortonville high school are Becky Torgerson, Tara Knoll, Margo Bowling and Holly Redepcnning. Homecoming king candidates are Mike Arndt, Jesse Thymian, Mike Sovell and Jeremy Dennis. The Big Stone County food shelf will be moving to its new location this Friday. They will be relocating to thelower level of the center mall. 25 YEARS AGO Sept. 21, 1977 Ernie and Mildred Sherod of Odessa have bought Bob's Cafe in Odessa from Bob and Gladys Tanhoff. Ethel Kockx will retire Sept. 30th after working for 37 years at the J.C, Penney store. A Ortonville Health Care Board has been formed in Ortonville. Board members are Dr. Robert Knip, Marilyn Lindahl, John Jurgens, Richard Sleiter, Darlene Mikkelson, Robert Kraemer, George Elliot and Donna Heel. This issue featured a col- ored'•picturc of Mary Jane Sanborn with her niece look- ing at her Rosemalling. This issue of the paper also featured a story on the Ellingson Wax making busi- )less, 50 YEARS AGO Oct. 9, 1952 All telephones in Clinton will be changed over to a new dial system as the result of the construction of a new building there, it was stated today by W.M. Brown, Northwestern Bell Telephone manager. Jim Kaercher left Monday to enter active service with the Air Force. A crew of surveyors are at work in the Odessa and Ortonville in connection with the proposed corrective flood control and lake level project. Lorene Larson and Edmund Kiernat were married Monday, Oct. 6. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Benshoof of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Philipsek of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. James McCarty of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dwyer of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. William Parker of Ortonville. I Bellingham/Louisburg -" By Margret Stueckrath The evening was spent remembering Phone 568-2430 Melvin Maatz was not present when his name was called for $100 at the Bellingham Conrmunity Day Drawing Sept 18. Sept. 25 the drawing will be for $100. James Kaufinan of Panama. Carol Nelson of Appleton. Carole Ronglien, Lucille Nelson, Tom and Pearl Carlson of Watertown, SD, Charles and Fran Trygestad and Dawn Pillatzke and daughters were Thursday evening dinner guests at the home of Charles and Adele Miller in Madison. Evelyn Grieger of New Brighton spent from Sept. 7-19 at the home of her sister, Arlene Karels. Week-end visitors (and helpers) at the homes of Arlene Karels and Dick and Sue Ohm were Evelyn Grieger of New Brighton; Lloyd and Caroline Brandt of Wilhnar; Glenn and Sherry Mork and Alyssa of Bloomington; Jim and Dee Ohm and Sammie of Bloomington; David and Ethel Klepel of Brownton; Steve and Branda Mouritson, Callen, Dalton and Nycole of Corcoran; Laura Nelson of the Twin Cities area; Barbara Dart of Staples: Amanda Holt of Royallon; Bridget Ohm and friend Amber of Bloomington; Quentin Ohm of Montevideo; Dene and Pal Ohm and Mike and Marcy Eddy, April, Tony and Aaron of Bellingham. The guys shingled Arlene's house and they all celebrated her birthday. Raymond and Sandy Rakow of Tucson, AZ; Glenn and Dorothy Rakow; Clifford and Sharon Strege of Breckenridge; Mrs. Sylvia Pinkert of Ortonville; Dorothy and Willard Rakow of Odessa; Clarence Hicpler of Madison; Yvonne Hanson and Lawrence and Fran Rakow of Bellingham had dinner at the Madator Supper Club in Ortonville Saturday Se')t. 14 for a Rakow Cousin Reunion. highlights of the past• Linda Vant Hull of St. Louis Park spent the weekend at the home of Lucille Nelson. Sunday dinner guests were Tom, Lynette, Erik and Luke Nelson. Linda Vant Hull visited at the home of Harvey and Gladys Hastad on Sunday afternoon. Janice Nelson visited Thursday- Sunday with her brother Ronnie Nelson. Janice attended a funeral in Madison one day. Saturday Ronnie Nelson attended the Car Show and visited with Roger Lindener family. Rick Lindener won the burnout contest at the car show. Saturday Sept. 14 Edwin and Marilyn Goetsch, Walter and Marion Maatz, Ruth Larson and Margret Stueckrath, AAL Branch 2516 officers and spouses, attended a meeting at the Southwest State University at Marshall to learn snore about the Thrivent Financial for Lutheran's new branch, structure and programs. The lunch was a bag lunch catered by Classic Fare. Lois Larson and Dee Wollschlager were among those that attended the bridal shower for Joel Adelman and fiance Shannon at Grace Lutheran Church at Dawson Saturday morning. Ron and Joleen Van Hoorn Lucas and Chandler were supper and evening guests on Monday at her parents Wally and Lois Larson. Lucille Nelson, Doris Johnson of Ortonville, Delores Danielson and Annette Moen attended the "Music Man" at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18. Louishurg Charles and Ilha Thomson and Lucille Nelson attended the wedding reception for Brenda Hacker and Tim Haivorson at Tufto's on the Green in Dawson Saturday evening, Sept. 14. ATTENTION HUNTERS! We want hunting photos for the newspaper! Either drop off a picture of your bird or, deer at the Independent office or call us at 839-6163 and we'll come take a picture. , i ,u, i I I II I /,;l DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent 70 YEARS AGO Sept. 22, 1932 A large barn and a silo on the Lucie Zummach farm east of Ortonville were destroyed by fire last Wednesday after- noon. Edward Hein of Odessa will replace the name of C.J. Salmonson on the ballot in November. Mr. Salmonson passed away at his home in Prior township. Milbank has the weight advantage in the football open- er Friday evening. Coach Burma announced the lineup for the first game to include Rodger Ulrich, Ellis Weigel, Edwin Hartman, John Sparrow, Raymond Hausauer, Gus Holmquist, Ronald Leigh, John Wickland, Burton Mittlestadt and Lawrence Conrad. "Dick" Pansch of Odessa was named the champion horseshoe pitcher of western Minnesota and eastern South Dakota. Pansch and Lawrence Fraasch of Odessa copped the championship in team play. llm Independent Ads Get Noticed, (You're Reading This One Aren't You?) Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs• Paul Volkenant spent Sunday, Sept. 14 visiting with their daughter Janelle i'n BroOkings, SD where she attends SDSU. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fischer of Sleepy Eye.are the parents of a son Joseph Walter born on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 2002 at Mankato Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis bA,sc .f Rapid City, SD, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavelko and family of Worthington were Sept. 14 weekend guests at the Bernard Pillatzki home and among relatives that attended the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Montag at their home on Big Stone Lake on Saturday evening, Sept. 14. 2002. Weekend visitors at the John Adelman home were John Paul Adelman of Brooklyn Park and Katie Freeman and Victoria of Brooklyn Park. Arnie Kffchberg of Milbank was a Monday, Sept. 16 forenoon visitor at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilben Volkenant of Mpls and Ray Volkenant of Belgrade were Saturday, Sept. 4 afternoon visitors at the Alfred Volkenant home and also visited Mrs. Alfred Volkenant at Northridge in Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kirchberg of New Uhn were Saturday, Sept. 14 dinner and afternoon guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher and family spent Sept. 14 and 15 in Moorhead and attended parents weekend at Concordia College where their son Tanner is a freshman. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke and Alan, Mr, and Mrs. Tom Schuelke and Mrs. Julie Henrich attended the funeral of Herbert Schuelke at St. Michael's Church in Madison on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002. Mrs. Dave Mork and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer accompanied Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg to Plymouth on Sunday, Sept. 15 and were brunch guests at the Kelly Marsh home and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Scott Weber and twins Meagen and Brittiany of No. St. Paul who were guests also. They attended the 80th birthday party in honor of Mrs. Marcella Trombley at the home of her son Mr. and Mrs. Dick Trombley in Minnetonka on Sunday afternoon• Mrs. Trombley and Mrs. Kirchberg are sisters• Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels were among relatives that attended a bridal shower in honor of Jamie Schneider (bride-to-be) of Brian Radermaeher at the Loran Radermacher home at Milbank on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. Sr. Adeline and Sr. Marmion Karels and Sr. Evelyn Strei of Crookston were Tuesday, Sept. 17 callers at the home of Mrs. Myra Sd attended the fun,iral o: St. Joseph's Church, Mr. and Mrs. 7 weekend visiting ;td their daughter and Mrs. Gary Brown Mrs. Nlvra Schmieg t on Thursday' spending a week Derosier home in Sr. Myra in CrookstOn \\;Verst home in Winnil Mrs. Rose Karels, away at her home on 12, 2.002. Her funeral *' Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Church in Rosen Joseph's Cemetery. 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