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a heart" ] N D E ENDENT "A Constructive Newspaper In A Live Community" Former Ortonville Kiwanians invited to 75th anniversary Former members of the Ortonville Kiwanis Club are invited to join cur- rent members at a banquet this Saturday, October 10th, on the occa- sion of the club's 75th anniversary. The event will be held at the New Life Community Center, with serving to begin at 6 PM, followed by entertain- ment. The club was formed in 1923 when 50 members of the Kiwanis Clubs in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND traveled through Ortonville in August of that year. They were on their way to the district convention in Watertown, SD and took the time to tour Ortonvil!e before heading on to Watertown. There, they reported that the business climate here was excellent and that Ortonville was an ideal place to start another Kiwanis chapter. 1113 A week later, the field rep from ON THE AUXILIARY SPILLWAY at the Long Tom Lake Dam along Long Tom Lake, crews from Chicago came back through ._0s. Excavatine of Odessa and Dependable Crane Service of OrtonviU-e installed concrete blocks to Ortonville after the convention and ing away o the banks The dam had been washed out following the spring thaw of 1997, which met at the Ortonviile Library with  ceinent structure. The'project, mainly funded through state grants, is expected to be completed several business and professional men concerning the start-up of a club. Within two days 42 men had signed women firefighters serve uP'Thesemenstdfrfairdealing' believed in service, sought fellow- ship, embraced the principals of the POdessa Fire Department Golden Rule, and stood ready to aid mtheeirtcommunity as it looked to better- as, Paula Bailey and worth it to be able to help people in Paula, who works at the Big Stone Just six days later they met for of Odessa have heard their time of need. City Municipal Liquor Store, had their first regular weekly luncheon at v comments from the Cathy, who works during the served on the department before back the Columbian Hotel. about being the only school year with handicapped in the mid 80's, and decided to rejoin 52 men were present at that first Odessa Volunteer Fire children, says that she had tried to with Cathy when she moved back to meeting which opened with the SZnce they joined five join the department 21 years ago, but Odessa. singing of America. Mr. Paul Bunch they say that it's all they weren't hiring women at that "We figured that since most of the of Fargo was the speaker and instruct- light time. "They weren't as open to this men on the department work out of ed the members in the art of comma- ole sort of thing back then as they are town, and Paula and I are both in nity singing, one of the benefits of .1? now," she says. . town during the day, it would be a Kiwanis. Miss Mary Schumacher y good idea to have someone available agreed to be the club's pianist. morn i n g x:ighLhere in town," Cathy says. The only breach of etiquette listed '"icle accident occurred Open house tonlte Paula and Cathy took their three at that first meeting was the fining of ",aing at the intersection at BSC fire hall day firefighter training in Fergus Pat Cliff for ten cents for the unpar- donable sin of tacking "Mr. " on to [llh / and Pacific Avenue in / Falls, which consisted of classes on " someone's name. Big Stone City's Fire Department basic firefighting, finding bodies in And, in the true tradition of service to Ortonville Police will be holding an open house today the dark, and continuously climbing to community many of the members a 1986 Chevrolet Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. stairs" wearing all their gear. Krista, at that first meeting were called away Kenneth Dick, 23 of at the Big Stone City Fire Hall for has just joined the department, and before they could finish their meals to traveling south on Fire Prevention Month. will undergo training later this fall. when Dick apparently Everyone is welcome. Krista, who joined the department Post Prom vehicle, striking a in September, says she is looking Rev. Blackman forward to attending training and meet Oct. 11th the vehicle is estimated serving on the department. She also I[ 2,500 and $3,000, and installation at handle All parents are the light hole at $3,000. says that she will be able to asked to attend a Artichoke Baptist the job just as well as anyone else. Post Prom Committee planning 'san o Paula and Cathy were the only meeting Oct. llth at 7 p.m. at High I:. , " tat . A joint installation service will be women at their training. "Nobody cut School Library. held Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Artichoke Lake us a break in training because we This will be an organizational finds rings Baptist Church of rural Correll. were women," Cathy says. "You meeting along with making plans for Years ago The congregations of Artichoke either do what's required or don't fundraising. We need everyone's Lake Baptist Church and First Baptist pass." help. :i Its ago the Bellingham Church of Appleton will give formal Paula and Cathy say the other guys Come help plan this special night rent out for Phy Ed east recognition of Rev. Timothy J. in the 16 person department don't for our young people. el o01. While playing, Blackman as their shared pastor. The give them much grief because they all I! !ta0gen saw something public is invited to share in this know that Cathy and Paula can do 0 dLrt. He reached down service of'celebration and welcome, their jobs just as well as any of them. Meet Oct. 7th on iQ a ring that had worked Included as special guest speakers "Most of the tack we get is from men Iheground. for the program are Milton outside the department who haven't school programs Oser. scrutiny they Hildebrandt, area pastor of the seen us in action," says Paula. There will be a meeting Was a class ring MN/LaCrosse Association of the She said that one of the most at the Ortonville High initials of Brian North American Baptist Conference, interesting experiences on the School for parents and and Rev. Dan Clausen, Executive department was the fire at the other parties interested in contacted his father, Director of the North Central DeWayne and Gloria Larson home developing positive rein- he came to school Conservative Baptist of America.. earlier this summer. "All the guys forcement programs for stu- A time of fellowship and from the other departments showed tientsin grades 7-12. aid that Brian had lost refreshment will follow the service, up and had to look twice because of This meeting is sehed- ago -- on the second Artichoke Lake Baptist Church is these two women there," she says. uled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, nan had it! located 13 miles North of Correll on "We get a lot of shocked looks from at 7 p.m. Meet by the high .home to claim his ring Big Stone County Hwy. 25 or 12 people, but we just continue to do our school office. We want to z Matthew with a gift miles South of Chokio via Stevens jobs." start focusing our attention a Our Place. County Hwy 13. Paula says that the Larson fire was on the vast majority of our particularly difficult because she students, who are doing pos- works with Gloria. "We all felt bad Rive things. 1 ........ ,ammlmama for the whole family that nothing could be saved," she said. (Continued on page 3) Automobile theft Fri. near Correll A vehicle was reported stolen Friday by the owner, Darold Rolfsmeier of Correll, according to Joe Berning, Big Stone County Sheriff. Berning stated the vehicle, a 1981 Chevrolet Caprice, was parked along Highway 7 two miles east of Correll, and was taken sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday. He also stated the vehicle was later recovered in a cornfield near Appleton. The incident is currently under investigation by the Big Stone County Sheriff's Department. ii iii i Circulars inside ON THE ODESSA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is * Big Stone Cellular left, and Cathy Haas. The pair have served on the Radio Schack years, and say that they enjoy helping people in * Ortonville Auto is Krista Novak, who just recently joined the two Napa Auto Parts |epartment. volunteer fire department duties when the devastating Gold and Company Elevator fire started. The charter banquet was held Nov. 5th, 1923, at the Odd Fellows hall amidst lighted candelabra. 200 mem- bers, spouses, Kiwanis officials and guests from Glenwood, Watertown, Fargo, and St. Paul gathered to feast on a sumptuous meal of roast wild duck served by the Congregational ladies. Tables were set with yellow chrysanthemums and blue and gold decorations. Visiting lodge members said it was the most enthusiastic gathering of Kiwanian they had ever attended. Locals said it was perhaps the most elaborate banquet ever held in Ortonville. The District governor, Mr. A.E. Pickard of the St. Paul Club was pre- sent for the officiating and urged the (Continued on page 3) 4-H window display Big Stone County's Clever Clover 4-H club has decorated the front window at the Ortonville Independent for National 4-H week. Adult leaders are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Helgeson. 1998 ORTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ROYALTY are King Matt Karels and Queen Kirsten Dragseth. Matt is the son of Phillip andBetty Karels of Ortonville, and Kirsten is the daughter of Jerry and Marge Dragseth of Ortonville. Kirsten's crown was donated by Jo Lee's Jewelry of Ortonville. Big Stone County absentee voting information At times, you may be unable to go to your polling location and vote on election day. There is a process avail- able that allows you to vote by mail or in person within the 30 days before each election. You do not have to be registered to vote absentee; however, there is still time to become a regis- tered voter. In Big Stone County, you may vote by absentee ballot if: * You are going to be absent from the precinct on election day. * Illness or disability prevents your going to the polling place. * Religious discipline or obser- vance prohibits your attendance at the polling place. * You are an election judge in another precinct. Absentee ballots will be available 30 days prior to each election: August 14, 1998 for Primary Election ballots, and October 2, 1998 for General Election ballots. You may pick up an application for an absentee ballot in person, or request one by mail from the Big Stone County Auditors Office. If you have any further questions on what needs to be done you can call the Auditors Office at (320)839 2525. You may also vote absentee in per- son at the Big Stone County Auditor Office during normal office hours, on the Saturday before the election from 1 pm - 3 pro, or on the Monday before the election until 7:00 pm. If you are in a hospital contact the Big Stone County Auditor for further information. If you are in the nursing home, applications will be made available to the administrator. If you are in the Military or resid- ing outside the territorial limits of the United States, you may vote by absentee ballot using the address where you last lived in Minnesota. A special application form is required. Your parent, spouse, brother, sister, child at least 18 years of age may request a ballot for you. Please apply early if you anticipate voting absentee so you will have time to receive the ballot and mail it back before election day. This will reassure that your vote will be counted. Eidskog to hold roast beef dinner The WELCA of Eidskog Lutheran Church of rural Ortonville will be having a Fall Fundraiser Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, Oct. llth, 1998 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The congregation encourages you to join them for good food and great fellowship - hunters welcome!! Matching funds are being applied for through Lutheran Brotherhood Branch #8392. (Adv.) THE GEORGE F. HICKSON FELLOWSHIP AWARD was presented last week to Brett Jacobsen for out- standing contribution to the Kiwanis International Foundation. He is shown in the middle with wife Pam, left, and Jack Gable presenting the award.