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Good old days in ilhe Ortonville area Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25 and 26, at Carlson's One-Stop Sinclair Mini-Mart in Ortonville, located on Letter From Nixon Hwy 75 North. The store has been completely remodeled, featuring a new laundromat and automatic car wash. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. KRISTI AND KAY FOLKENS, the seven and nine year old daughter of the "h>vd Folkeng of Orionville, were surprised and excited last week when they reeet- ;ed a letler from Pre,ident Richard Nixon. The girL had written a letter" to the President. thanking him far the ending of the war in Vietnam last February and received a thank yoi card in return with the president's signature m a lifetime keepsake. A LETTER FROM NIXON heading appeared with this photo and cut- line, reproduced from an Independent issue sometime in the mid- 1970s. From the files of the late Alvina Inderieden, courtesy of Adolph W. Munsterman of Appleton. FOR THE WEEK OF Sept. 27, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Sept. 25, 2001 Members of the Big Stone County Board met with Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer at their regular meeting last Tuesday. Big Stone Lake Area Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual ban- quet this Friday, Sept. 28, at Sioux Historic in Ortonville. Senior king candidates for this year's Homecoming are Derek Rieck, Tanner Radermacher, Joe Fuller, Pete Ross and Derek Hillman. Queen candidates are Kelly Larson, Ashley Zahrbock, Jessica Tollefson, Samantha Strege and Melissa Gloege. The Big Stone SWCD Board of Supervisors has selected Gerald and Marilee Haukos as Conservation Farmers/ Sportsman for 2001. This award is sponsored by Delton Silberstein of State Farm Insurance. 25 YEARS AGO Sept. 24, 1986 Fire, started by a lightning strike, did extensive damage to Odessa's Club 7-75 early last Wednesday morning. Most damage was to the kitchen and garage area and to the roofs above. A two-day Gala open house cel- ebration will take place this James Meeker, Big Stone City, SD. Homecoming royalty for 1986 at Ortonville High School was crowned Thursday night. King was Mike Lesmeister, son of Sue Hednik of Ortonville and queen was Chris Binsfeld, daughter of Betty Binsfeld, Big Stone City, SD. 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 28, 1961 The Big Stone Canning Co. completed the largest corn run in the company's history on Tuesday. A total of 340,000 cases of corn had been canned. Cubby's Cafe has been sold by Roy Rasmussen to John Munkberg. John Djonne, well digger, has struck a free flowing well behind the Conrad Car Sales building The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. William Davidson of Clinton, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howell of Wilmot, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James of Graceville. 70 YEARS AGO Sept. 25, 1941 Local duck hunters are happily making arrangements this week for the opening of the duck season next Wednesday, Oct. 1. Officially opening the new DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files of the Ortonville Independent $42,000 Whetstone bridge, con- necting Minnesota and South Dakota on Hwy. No. 12, late today was a cavalcade of cars carrying the mayor, representatives of the Town and Farm Club and others. Big Stone County's latest selec- tive service call jumped way up in the air. This time the county will be called up to furnish 19 men for induction into the nation's armed forces during the first part of October. For the first home game of this year the Ortonville High School gridders will face Dawson, who defeated Appleton last week. Ortonville has played them eight times in the last nine years; they tied them once and won all the oth- ers. Big Stone City News I THE CLASSROOM ', I (ces l"ve hungout overthe yearsL. by Arlo 3anssen .ity, things as they omes have been changed. (Bve ii: 1   1 a sense of humor. Right?) ':i: And other places I've hung out over the years By Arlo Janssen I heard this story when I lived in Philadelphia, PA. It was about a cler- gyman of the sect of Dunkards, old- time Baptists who dressed almost like the Amish. They said that an intoxicated man entered a trolly car and fumbled around for his money. The disgusted conductor told the inebriated passen- ger, in no uncertain terms, to go and sit down. He plopped down next to this man dressed in rather unusual garb and a round, black hat. The drunken man looked at the man next to him quizzically and asked, "Who are you?" The man answered, 'Tm a Dunkard pastor." The faltering man smiled, as he said, haltingly, "You know, I think that's what that ..... conductor.....just called me." That reminds me of a binge-imbib- ing character a few miles from Odessa back in the 1940's. He came to town every Saturday to do his trading, then 'tanked up' till his friends had to help him board his horse-drawn wagon to go home. They said that this man, who loved his 'Grainbelt' a little too much, always came to town with his horses because the animals could always find the way home, while he was too impaired to man the reins. His Model A Ford truck wasn't that smart. There was another imbiber who got more exercise tipping a beer glass than he did handling a pitchfork or shovel on his 'forsaken acres,' a few miles from Odessa. At that time the Odessa High School had signs with famous sayings posted in front of the assembly. One time a student turned a sign around that had a quote from Thomas Jefferson on it. Then he printed on the blank back, in nice 'Old English' let- ters, "NO REST FOR THE WICKED" and 'signed' the daily- imbiber's name. I think Superintendent A.E. Pagel chuckled under his breath, while he tried (not too hard) to find out who the 'inspired writer' of that saying was. That reminds me of the sign over the bar in the pool hall that said, IF YOU DRIVE THE OLD MAN TO DRINKIN', DRIVE HIM IN HERE! (Don't ask how I happen to know so much about what was in that pool hall.) 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, cam Once in a lifetime DREAM oppty to custom build your home time from various full and part-time options! Get paid TODAY for what you hauled yesterday! Daily or Weekly Pay options! New trucks or trucks under 3 years old Complete benefits pkg w/401 (k) CDL-A w/3 months current OTR exp KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION ]bur Hontown National Carrr- By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Lou, Marie and Marty Brown spent Saturday, Sept. 17 in Alexandria at the home of Kathy and Scott Larson. Elaine Hofhenke and Arlene Hansen went with Elaine's daughter Kathy Hansen to Madison, SD to see Elaine's granddaughter Emily at the college for she was one of the homecoming queen candidates. They went Monday night, Sept. 19. Elaine Hofhenke's daughter Michelle Karges of Milbank visited Elaine on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Monty and Lynn Athey and Jackson attended the wedding of their niece and cousin Tina Athey to Derek Myers on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone. The reception and dance were held at the Big Stone Legion. On Sunday, Sept. 18 Monty and Lynn Athey entertained relatives and friends in honor of their son Jackson's confirmation. The party was at the Big Stone City Fire Hall. The confirmation was held at Tabor United Methodist Church. On Friday, Sept. 16 Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt met Marilyn's sister Elaine Hofhenke of Big Stone and Karen Loehrer of Milbank at the Mall Caf6 in Milbank. Shirley Wiese and Shirley Voeltz attended the Methodist District meeting in Fargo on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. Monday, Sept. 19 Wade and Cindy Van Dover and the little boys went to Clear Lake to watch the big kids in the Cross Country meet for Milbank. Danny and Paul were the only ones who liked the big hills! Sunday, Sept. 18 the Cloos kids Isaac, Edan, Elijah and Jake spent the afternoon with the Van Dover family playing some outdoor football, watching the Vikings and going for a nice walk to Chautauqua Park. Saturday, Sept. 10 Wade and Cindy Van Dover attended the Pheasants Forever banquet. Cindy's luck was once again with her and she won a new gun. Wade will take her along again next year; because she is Lady Luck! Saturday, Sept. 17 markeda sad day at the Van Dover home. The little red wagon which they had from 1997 finally went to car heaven; so they had to go car shopping. So watch for the Van Dover kids in a black Ford Taurus. Let the Van Dovers know if you see anything unusual. Ryan and Brian Krause, Amanda Summers, Pat Delgehausen, and Ashley and Kayla Tillma were all dinner guests on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Vern and Gert Goldsmith's. Thursday, Sept. 15 Glenda Loeschke went to Ralph and Lavina Loeschke's 69th wedding anniversary in the afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at St. Williams home. It was a very special anniversary party. Joe and Nadine Villella enjoyed dinner at the Matador on Saturday evening, Sept. 17 with good friends Margaret and Glen Fischbeck of Minneapolis. It was a great and interesting visit. Some brothers and sisters met at the Matador for supper for Richard Kvidera's birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Jerri Van Hout attended. Earl and Molly Lundin, Diane Stoick, Larry Roggenbuck and Sue Christensen attended the funeral of Florence Haukos in Madison on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Sunday, Sept. 18 Earl and Molly Lundin attended the Polka Jamboree at Revillo where Earl was one of the instrumentalists. There was lots of good music and every chair was full. A GOOD FINANCING PROGRAM l Rosen News Fixed Rates as Low as 3.40%* bl II By Adelaide Kirchberg Mrs. Bud Radermacher, Amanda Brehmer of Paynesville, Mrs. Wayne Brehmer, Tracey Mark of Marshall, Cathy Mark, Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg, Mrs. Mike Kirchberg and Brianna and Allysa attended the baby shower in honor of Evan Robert son of Nathan and Lexi Meyer of Freeport at the Golf Club House in Ortonville on Sunday afternoon Sept. 18, 2011. Betty Binsfeld of Big Stone was a Wednesday, Sept. 14 visitor at the Ray Schuelke home. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels were Sunday, Sept. 18 visitors at the Larry Reiffenberger home in Watertown. Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Tuesday, Sept. 13 until Friday, Sept. - Terms Between 3 - 5 Years - 24-Hour Turnaround Time It's Ortonville's Homecomin q p Show Your Colors/ off regular price of all TROJAN00 wean Good through Oct. lst! Liebe Dru[ / / Ortonville, MN if::? ? 320-839-3825 16 at the apartment of her mother in Shakopee and Friday and Saturday at the Derek Jones home in Andover. Thursday, Sept. 15 visitors at the Lawrence Millerbernd home were Julie Henrich, Nancy Rademacher, Joann Krakow and Joan Strei. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd were Sunday, Sept. 18 visitors at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. Glen Peterson in Brainerd. Mrs. Steve Millerbernd and sons of St. Cloud were weekend guests at the Lester Millerbernd home. Saturday, Sept. 17 afternoon visitors at the Edward Karels home were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Philips of Winsor, CT, Norbert Karels, Irene Mathison and Mary Lou Croatt of Ortonville. Brad Pastika of Fargo spent Sept. 17 weekend at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman. Bernard Pillatzki was a Sunday afternoon visitor at the Edward Karels home. Senior Citizens pot luck dinner was held at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, Sept. 20 with 17 seniors attending. After the Pledge of Allegiance and table prayer was said, they sang happy birthday to Ken and Eleanor Block having birthday's in September. After the dinner, bingo was played and visiting and cards in the afternoon. Oct. 18 is the next pot luck and all seniors in this area are welcome. Mrs. Joan Strei and Alice Stolpman were among folks that attended the salad luncheon at St. Charles Hall in Big Stone on Wednesday, Sept. 20. 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