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Homecoming (continued from page one) daughter of Paul and Janice Streich and James Nitz, son of James and Linda Nitz. Freshman-Rhaelee Gronholz, daughter of Robbie Gronholz and Marlise Gronholz and Eddie Ortega, son of Craig and Marlene Strobel. Eighth Grade-Gina Nelsen, daugh- ter of Bruce and Loft Nelsen and Ethan Streich, son of Paul and Janice Streich. Seventh Grade-Mackenzie Spaulding, daughter of Heather and Jason Henrich and Kyle Spaulding and Britton Conroy, son of Chris and Traci Conroy. Homecoming dress up days for the week include: Monday-50s Day Tuesday-Tie Dye Day. Wednesday-Disney Day. Thursday-Black Out Day. Friday-School Spirit Day Float construction will be held Friday morning, Oct. 7. The Homecoming Parade will begin on Main Street in Ortonville at 1:30 p.m. The parade starts at the Columbian Hotel and ends at Minnwest Bank. The Homecoming football game will have the Ortonville Trojans battling the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines at 7 p.m.. The homecom- ing dance begins after the football game and lasts until midnight featur- ing Henry's Sights and Sounds. Council (continued from page one) thought that new docks should be taken care of this next budget year. After some discussion, the Mayor called for the vote and it failed on a 5- 2 vote with council members Dorry, Berkner, Meyer, Thomas and Dinnel voting no. It was then decided to have the Budget Committee and EDA meet on Monday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at the City Office to see if they could come up with a way to fund both the EDA and Chamber. In other business, the council passed a motion to advertise locally for the City Clerk/Administrator position. The city has been operating with a tempo- rary Clerk Administrator for a while, and with issues of health and other things with current Clerk Administra- tor Char Grossman, Mayor Dinnel stated that they would need a long pe- riod of time to train the right person in. If no one is interested locally, they would then advertise outside the area for the position. The motion passed 6- 1 with Councilman Mike Dorry casting the no vote. The council passed three Street Committee recommendations .The first was to approve a request for rollover curb and sidewalk at the new Blair Johnson building. The second was to install 200 feet of curb and gutter along South Minnesota Street and other crit- ical areas for $4,000. The third was to enter into a lease agreement with Brad Snortum for city-owned land for $100 per year. The council also approved signage at the Ortonville Ambulance Garage to R-Graphix for $282 and a student council request for the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Board (continued from page one) reimbursed back to QZAB principle. The board passed a resolution to purchase a radio repeater system to help improve communication between bus drivers, the bus garage and the school. The repeater system will provide clearer communication at a greater distance than the previous system. Cost of the new system is $5,628 and will be purchased with funds from the Safe School Levy. This levy has been in place to purchase items that will enhance student safety and promote a more secure environment. Ortonville Alumni Association and the A+ Foundation will be merging and a new name will be established. The new group will continue to work with the Southwest Minnesota Initiative Foundation. Homecoming activities will be the week of Oct. 3-7 with the Trojan foot- ball game on Friday night against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley School.. The next Ortonville School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17 in the school's Media Center/Library. Open house bridal shower set for Jennifer Athey An open house bridal shower for Jennifer Athey, bride-to-be of Jason Smith, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Big Stone City office building, 651 1ylain Street, Big Stone City, SD. Please save the wrapping paper and put your gift into a brown paper bag and add one non-perishable food item to help the new couple fill their cupboards. All family and friends are wel- come. The couple is registered at Target. (ADV) NOTICE TO ORTONVILLE RESIDENTS The City of Ortonville will be flushing fire hydrants this week, starting Wednesday, Sept. 28 and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 29. Please check your water before washing white clothes or light colored clothes. Tim Scherer Public Works Director Engaged Tim and Dottie Swenson of Ortonville and Brad and the late Diana Shelstad, also of Ortonville, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Ashley Swenson and Bryan Shelstad. An Oct. 8, 2011 wedding is being planned at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Ashley is a 2007 graduate of OHS and currently is employed at Monarch Heights. Bryan is a 2003 graduate of OHS and is currently employed at Shelstad Dairy. A reception and dance will follow at the Sioux Historic Pavilion in Ortonville. The dance will start at 9 p.m. and all friends and family are welcome to attend. (ADV) Engaged Nicole Matthes, daughter of Barb Matthes, Milbank, and Christopher Brehmer, son of Denise Dew and Tom and Jeannette Dew, Big Stone City, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Nicole graduated in 2006 from Milbank High School,. and in 2010 from Southeast Tech iia Sioux Falls, SD for Health Information services and is now employed by the Avera Milbank Medical Center and Neon Sun Tanning Salon. Chris graduated in 1998 Ortonville High School, and is now employed by Bituminous Paving, Inc. An Oct. 1 wedding is planned at the Central United Methodist Church in Milbank. The dinner reception to follow at the American Lutheran Church, and dance at the Big Stone Legion. (ADV) Benefit Sept. 30 for Jenna Johnsrud A benefit for Jenna Johnsrud and her family is being planned for Friday, Sept. 30 following the CGB High School football game against Hancock. Jenna is the daughter of Kevin and Jill Johnsrud of Graceville. Jenna was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare kidney disease at the age of four. What this disease does is cause scarring in the kidneys, and when this happens the kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood appropriately. Jenna had a nehprectomy to remove both her kidneys on June 20 of this year and has been receiving dialysis three times a week in the Twin Cities. She recently received a new kidney. The benefit will be held this Friday, Sept. 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the CGB High School Commons. They will be serving Walking Tacos, barbecues with chips and bars, with a free will donation. There will also be a silent auction. Baskets may be brought to the high school any time from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You may contact Jill Doschadis (748-7605) or Anne Dietz (748- 7323) if you would like them to do a basket for you. If you provide money they will be glad to do so. Anyone willing to help work at the supper may contact Marie Altrich (748-7727 or 320-815-3144) or Donna Layman (748-7173), you may leave a message and they will get back to you. They will have shifts lined up for workers. Supplemental funds have been applied for through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Big Stone/Swift Branch #31319. Area news digest BENSON- The Benson Police Department, Swift County Sheriff's Office, Kandiyohi County SWAT and the West Central Tactical Team conducted a raid of a Benson townhouse, arresting a suspect involved in an attempted murder case. Pierre Tyshaun Henderson, 19, of Brooklyn Park was arrested Aug. 27 on charges of aiding and abetting first-degree attempted murder and aiding and abetting second-degree assault in connection with the shooting of a man at Hi Way House Motel in Spring Lake Park Aug. 19. Anoka County Sheriff's Office contacted the Benson Police Department, stating they had information to lead them to believe Henderson was in Benson. After tracing Henderson's cell phone signal, authorities located him at a townhouse in Nevada Square in Benson. After securing the area, authorities, who believed Henderson was armed and dangerous, raided the townhouse, arresting Henderson without incident. Henderson's charges stem from an incident where he and two other men allegedly entered a hotel room where his ex- girlfriend and another man were located. After a verbal altercation, Henderson yelled for one of the men to shoot the man and woman. The man was shot in the abdomen, and the woman fled to the bathroom. Complaints state it was Henderson's 15-year-old younger brother who fired shots on Henderson's instruction. GROVE CITY-Three sisters from Grove City sang the National Anthem at the Minnesota Twins game Sept. 5. Rebekah, 18, Elizabeth, 16, and Abigail, 13, are part of the Kingery Family singers who sang at the game versus the Chicago White Sox. The Kingery sisters are daughters of former Major League Baseball player Mike Kingery. HOLLOWAY-Dave Evenson resigned as mayor of Holloway at the close of council's regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, Sept. 14. Just before adjournment, Evenson handed out a piece of paper to each of the council members stating, "This letter is to inform you of my resignation effectively immediately." Evenson then walked out of the meeting. Following this, Council Member Merlin Schulz was appointed mayor. This leaves an open position on the council, which they will fill by appointment. When contacted about his resignation, Evenson stated he would rather not discuss it in a public format. Evenson was elected mayor in the general election last November. He took office at the first of the year, serving a total of nine months of a two- year term. New Mayor Schultz is actually not new to the position at all. He first served as mayor of Holloway in 1989-90. In all he served 15 years as mayor before being narrowly defeated in the November 2010 election by Evenson's 31 votes to Schulz's 29. CHIPPEWA COUNTY-Chippewa County Commissioners approved a 2012 reliminary levy of $8,003,993, just over $400,000 more than the 2011 levy of 7.6 million. Ortonville News I By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Jack and Elaine Gable were in Iowa from Thursday morning, Sept. 15 to Monday, Sept. 19. The Gables visited Allison and Scott Van Aartsen and family in Rock Rapids. They celebrated on Friday the twins Grant and Anna's seventh birthday at Chuckee Cheese. Lisa Van Meer of Little Rock, IA and Bernie and Tillie Van Aartsen of Rock Rapids, IA joined them at the birthday party. Jack and Elaine and Allison and Scott and family were lunch guests of Bernie and Tillie on Sunday. Jeanette Bohlman is a leader of a Bible study. The group took a summer break and is just resuming. Anyone that wants to may join the group. They are starting a new book. The group meets at the dining hall at Fairway View at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays. Oscar and Jane Streed had a special treat the week of Sept. 12. Their son Kurt from Lake City came and did a great clean up job of the yard at their home and then took his parents back to Lake City. Kurt picked up his wife Diana and they all spent a day in Eau Claire, WI with their daughter Meghan, who is a junior in nursing school. They had a great time. They came back to Lake City and the next night were taken to a Twins game thoroughly enjoyed by the "folks"; as they had never been to the "new stadium". They were returned to Ortonville Saturday p.m. via Kurt and Diana. It's ok to be tired out when it is a happy tired. F sta T ank Mai'f Plathe of Bellingham visited her mother Gen Adelman on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Fairway View. Arlene Larson visited with Phyllis Schluter on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20. David and Janet Weber went to an eighth grade volleyball game on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Ortonville. They watched their granddaughters Katy and Jennifer. Jeanne Berg attended Christian Women's Club on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20 at Zion Lutheran Church. The special feature was a silent auction. The silent auction was a successful participation by the members. The music was provided by soloist Jim Nelson of Ortonville. The inspirational speaker was Mary Lou Farguhausen from Minnetonka. Sixty ladies attended. The brunch was enjoyed by all. Eleanora Quast and her daughter Kathy Korth went to Milbank to visit Kathy's grandchildren and Eleanora's great grandchildren on Monday, Sept. 19. Gloria Danielson and Helen Danielson Breden went to church at Abiding Faith Lutheran on Sunday, Sept. 18. A couple with their three children who are Bible translators in Africa were at the service. The couple is on a furlough. They spoke at the church and showed pictures of where they are working in Africa. Carol Holtquist of Big Stone visited Bea Ross of Northridge on Friday evening, Sept. 16. Karen Jensen of Milan was a visitor of Bea Ross of Northridge on Saturday, Sept. 17. Karen and Bea also went to visit Miss Sanborn of Northridge. Sandy Knippen visited Fran Sester of Northridge. Pat Johnson of Bemidji spent the weekend of Sept. 16 with her folks Marvin and Lois Knopf. Sue Christensen, Arvilla Bergseth, Gloria Arndt, Faye Athey and Aaron Smith all attended the American Legion and Auxiliary meeting in Watertown Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18. LaVonne Beachem celebrated her 60th birthday on Monday, Sept. 19. She got a lot of cards, many phone calls, flowers and several visitors. She had a great day. All was very much appreciated. Wednesday, Sept. 14 Urban and Lucille Stolpman and David went to Greg Pew's in rural Milbank for an invitational dinner. After the meal they spent a few happy hours reviewing family pleasures of years gone by. Later all of them went to Wilmot, SD for a business appointment. They enjoyed a few hours of just traveling the rural area at random. Wayne and Sandy Kumm went to Ely along with Wayne's six brothers and sisters and their spouses. They used to live near Ely in Baitt; so they got to see their old house. All of them also attended the Harvest Moon Festival in Ely. Sue Hanratty picked up her mother Vi Hansen and took her to a birthday party at Kevin and Nikki Cooper's honoring their daughter Kristen for her birthday. Saturday, Sept. 10 Elaine Gable and Vidella Parks among others wen to Terrace to the radio show put on by the Terrace Mill Foundation. New Life Community Baptist Church held by the AWANA registration on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Everyone enjoyed grilled hotdogs and hamburgers. AWANA started Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Community Baptist Church. The Centennial club met on Monday, Sept. 19 at Arvilla Bergseth's. Eight members were present. They made some plans for the coming year. The ladies had a good time visiting. The Arts Council held a memoir writing workshop in which Deb Larson, many members, and many communities members went to. Deb is hoping to do it again some time. The event attracted many outside the area including Fargo and Sioux Falls. Josh Haag spent a night while Aubrey and Deacon spent a few nights at Brent and Brenda Zahrbock's. The Kiwanis Club held their second annual style show Saturday at the New Life Baptist Church. Linda's of Milbank provide the fall fashions with area residents as models. This was a fund raising event to aid in the Kiwanis goal of raising $3000 in three years for the Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project is Kiwanis International's global campaign to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth. This project is in addition to the Kiwanis project car seats for newborns at the Ortonville Hospital. Sunday, Sept. 18 Theresa Kovarik of Rosemount and her daughter Jessica from Panama gave Phyllis Schluter a ride home from the Cities. Jessica is visiting from the Peace Corps in Panama. Phyllis was also able to visit with Theresa's son Keith from California while in the Cities. The Homemaker's Club met at Reva Schumacher's on Wednesday, Sept. 21 with six members present. They filled out the program books for the new year. The ladies then enjoyed lunch and visiting. The weekend of Sept. 16 Tom and Ann Nelson's daughter Amy Nelson from Canton, SD who is a City Manager there came home to visit Tom and Ann. Amy is a runner. She does marathons; therefore she runs seven miles every morning. She gets up at 4 a.m. to run. On Saturday, Ann, Amy and Ann's neighbor Karen Johnson went rummage shopping. On Sunday Amy returned home because she teaches yoga. Tom and Ann and their neighbors Earl and Karen Johnson went to Browns Valley for the St. Anthony's Catholic Church fall dinner on Sunday after Amy left. It was a yummy beef dinner served family style with all you could eat. Celebrate Lakeside Park playground this Thursday Join the Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative in celebrating the completion of the Birth-Five Playground and personalized walkway at Lakeside Park. The park celebration will take place this Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5- 6 p.m. at Lakeside Park. The Ortonville Early Childhood Initiative is providing a meal fit for grownups and children alike, catered by Crazy Apron Catering. The menu will include barbecues, peanut butter and jelly roll-ups, fruit ka-bobs, and puppy chow. The entire community is welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend this event, but free-will donations will be accepted. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 3