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old days in the Ortonville area (Edi. note: Ann Lundberg of Ortonville submits the following piece that appeared in the Watertown (SD) Public Opinioh on April 1988. The article was the 526th in a series of "Picture of the Week" feature in the Opinion.) ,t ' 3far' 1  i ' PHOTO OF THE BACK SIDE OF THE HOTEL AT HARTFORD BEACH on Big Stone Lake 1914. From 1920 to the 1940s, Hartford Beach was a bustling hub for recreation such as swtmm0ng, rollerskating, dancing, picnics, softball and baseball games and horseshoes. of four resorts - Voss, Davis, Buck and Schulers. The Buck resort had a frequent one of the Buck's daughters, Muriel to become Mrs. Hubert H. Humphrey. The featured this hotel, a large store for refreshments, rollerskating rink and dance hall, bath garage, ice house and an excursion boat operated by Mr. Schuler's son Ed. The boat gave Springs and back on Sundays. There was room for approximately 50 on its two decks. young accordionist would go along and play his accordion. This young man was none other Welk. Submitted by Milton Benting, Corona, SD. AGO ,28, 1992 decide in the whether of treasurer and be combined in Big Stone in this issue pic- hunters who th Gov. Arne Nov. 3rd will be of the J.C. store at Liebe Block and as the month. AGO 19, 1977 has It be known as & Feed Inc. is his son, Lindholm was and Linda named Queen news M.J. Kirehberg 13 dinner and at the Jerry Adelman and Mrs. Rick of rural Correli. Adelman spent Oct. l0 and II home in Med grandparents grandchildren John Adelman of their nephew Shannon Wen&off 12, 2002. Edward Karels Pillatzki at Rice in Willmar on of Halleck, Mrs. daughter Becky of weekend guests home and leir mother Ellen Hospital in .COuncil of Catholic meeting at on Monday 4, 2002. St. Mary's at 7 p.m. visitors at the were Tom and of New UIm and They were among area. of Lennox, SD, ff Montevideo spent at the home of their Ray Schuelke. of Watertown was a of St. Cloud spent Oct. 11 till Sunday, of his mother chef and sons of and Saturday her Mr. Wersh and David Sr. Myra was not present for $100 at ham Community 23 the drawing J ee and Chet Stowe DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Church at Grace ville. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Rev. and Mrs. Leon Holton of Clinton and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Anderson of Ortonville. at the Ortonville Homecoming coronation last Thursday night. Terry Trotter of Ft. Dodge, IA has been named the new JC Penney store manager in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Schultz are the new owners of the Big Stone Sports Center. Previous owners were Lavalle Berkner and Bud Hans. Robin Ramsbacher, Miss Teenage Corn Festival will compete for the title of Miss Teenage Minnesota this week end. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Miller of Big Stone City and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Myers of Big Stone City. sentative from Big Stone county. Two incumbents for county commissioner were defeated in the election James Phalen of Graceville defeated P.A. Hanratty and Gerhardt Schwandt defeated William Thymian. Melvin Steen :i'eplaced Walter Johnson who did not file for re-election. Helen Jydstrup of Big Stone City won as the Grant county superintendent of schools over incumbent Lydia Lueschow. Barbara Rodda and Roger Pansch were married Nov. 2nd at the Mt. Olive Lutheran 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 6, 1952 William Sorenson of Graceville defeated incum- bent, Ed Martinson for repre- and afternoon guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengel of Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke, Brian and Alan were Sunday, Oct. 13 supper guests at the Brenda Schuelke's apartment in Watertown, SD Dick Trombley of Minnetonka spent Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Gene Strei home and enjoyed hunting with him in this area. Kristi Lynn Voikenant who attends Creighton College in Omaha, NE and Janelle Volkenant of Brookings were she attends SDSU spent Oct. 12 weekend at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant. Joan Karels and Christopher of Plymouth spent Oct. 12 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Croatt were Sunday, Oct. 13 visitors at the Paul Croatt home in Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wersh and David of Winnipeg, Canada, Sr. Myra Schmieg of Crookston and Mrs; Myra Schmieg were Saturday, Oct. 12 visitors at the Tim Stengel home in rural Milbank. Tom and Ruth Schuelke of Bellingham, Betty Binsfeld of Big Stone City, SD and Raymond Voikenant of Belgrade took a ATA flight trip to Fort Myers, FL on Oct. 10th to attend the wake service and funeral of cousin, Markus A. Schultz, Jr. age 25. He is the son of Markus Schultz, St. and grandson of Dorothy (Schuelke) Schultz, step-grandson of A! Schultz and grandson of late Paul Schultz. They visited with relatives AI andDorothy Schultz, Markus and Esther Schultz and Harrison, John and Fumiko Sehuelke, Edith Schuelke, Lauren Schueike and Sherrie Schuelke, David and Barb Schueike and family, they are all from the Fort Myers, FL area. .,, . f 70 YEARS AGO Oct. 20, 1932 Russell Waller, former associate editor of the Ortonville Independent, this week purchased half interest in the Upper Des Moines Republican at Algona, IA. Ellis Connelly and Myrtle Holtan were united in mar- riage Oct. 15 at Milan. Supt. L.L. Hagie is in charge of the Christmas seal sale which starts on Thanksgiving. A son was born to Mr.and Mrs. Morris McCallum of Clinton at the Ortonville Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. John Hamling of Ortonville are the parents of a son born at the Graceville Hospital. This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring - Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2.631 Bryan Larsen of Denver, CO and Suzanne Larsen Becklin of Eagan spent Friday to Monday visiting their parents Lloyd and Vicki Larsen. Mr. and Mrs. James Ruckles and - Kara; Mr. and Mrs Dean Ruckles and Schmteg of Crookston spent Friday, "_ ........... _,  .... :__ ,:, t,_a_. _, ,,//t'eter el bloomington" MISS anawna Ot.t. tJ vcn,ng t, ln lvlunuty, t..rct, t 9 ...... ' ..... .... KucKtes ant lraws tautzeoos el at the home of thmr mother Mrs. Myra . . . Mountain Lake Kelth and Kyle Schmieg and additional Sunday dinner Borgerson'of Lakeviile; Steve, Justin, CAN KILL. Mike and Kevin Croteau; Artie Prekker and Jay of Ramsey spent from Friday evening till Sunday evening at the Alfred and Barb Borgerson home. They enjoyed hunting and fishing while there. Ruth Larson was a caller at the Alfred and Barb Borgerson home Saturday afternoon. Alfred and Barb Borgerson spent Monday in Willmar. Alfred had a Dr. appointment. Saturday Ronnie Nelson visited Jim Millerbernd. Monday visitors at Ronnie Nelson's were Mel Oman and Frank Bergerson. Alice Hansen of Hilltop and Margret Stueckrath attended the Prayer Service on Monday evening at Zahrbock Funeral Chapel for Hilda' Brehmer. Joleen Van Hoorn, Chandler and Lucas and Lois Larson spent Monday evening to Tuesday afternoon in Aberdeen moving some of their things. They also visited with Ron Van Hoorn. Wally and Lois Larson, Darrin Larson, Brent and Michelle Larson and Joleen Van Hoorn attended the wedding o--f-Joel Adelman and Shannon Wendorff at Currie. Also reception and dance at Key Largo on Lake Shetek. Ron Van Hoorn of Aberdeen visited on Sunday at the Wally and Lois Larson home. Louisburg Joyce Letrud and Frances Fridgen attended the funeral service for Josie Larsen on Friday afternoon. Joyce Letrud attended the funeral service for Bud Vane on Saturday in Bellingham. Charles and Ihla Thomson and Hank and Alvina Nelson visited at Bervin and Arlene Skjei's at Appleton Thursday evening. Edward and Esther Steltz of St. Paul were visitors at Don Thomson home Tuesday afternoon. Esther was Hilda Brehmer's niece. visited Ronnie Nelson and winterized his home. Word was received by Lloyd Larsens that Josie Larsen died Sunday, Oct. 6. Her funeral was held Oct. !1. She was buried in the Bellingham City Cemetery by her husband Leonard Larsen who passed away in 1981. Markets I No. 1 Wheat ...................... 4.76 Soybeans ............................ 5.05 Corn ................................... 2.20 Oct. 22, 2001 No. 1 Wheat ...................... 2.94 Soybeans ........................... 3.72 Corn ................................... 1.52 INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY II IIII Ortonville Independent Poll Results what adult had the eatest impact on your Fife? Parents 76% Teacher 6% Clergy member 3% Coach 3% Other i 2% 33 total votes Check out the new poll every week at www.o and cast your vote iiiii II " ,, | I Big Stone "" "[L. Swift 20A  Lac qui Parle V Yellow MediemLe ,,,,. District 20A: 3,000 sq. miles 1.92 million acres Population: 36,640 Paid fo by People for Pele,, Ha Wfdnga, Ca PO Box 1014, Damon, MN 58232 II Illl II II III KIDS KINGDOM STUDENTS receive library cards at the Ortonville Libraw. In back are, left to right, Alisha Ross, Alex Gustafson, Valerie Scholberg, James Erickson, and Britton Conroy. In the middle, left to right, are Nathan Herman, Colin Hartman, and Braden Bohlman. In fror are Kayla Giese, left, and Allison Wehrle on the right. Minnesota Prairie line .operates first train Rail service over 94-miles of track between Norwood and Hanley Falls, resumed Oct. 11 when the Minnesota Prairie Line (MPL) operated a 50-car train of corn from the South Central Co-op of Fairfax, destined to Alberta. This was the first train over the line Since the railroad shut down in August 2000. The Minnesota Valley Regional Railroad Authority (MVRRA) owns the track which is leased and operated by the Minnesota Prairie Line, Inc. MPL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the 229-mile Twin Cities and Western Railroad based in Glencoe. The Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and its predecessors originally con- structed the Norwood to Hanley Falls route between 1879 and 1884. Formal ceremonies to celebrate the re-opening of the line were held in Fairfax today prior to the departure of the first train. MVRRA Chairman Francis Schweiss of Renville County and other members of the MVRRA board, Minnesota Prairie Line offi- cials and representatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation attended the ceremony. TC&W and MPL President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Drusch said,"We have been looking forward to re-opening and operating this rail- road for a long time. Thanks to the cooperation of shippers, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the federal gov- ernment, this day has finally arrived. We appreciate the continuing support for this project and look forward to providing reliable, efficient and local- ly responsive rail service to the many customers and communities along the line." Rehabilitation work This summer, MPL crews went to work replacing broken rails, cuuing I brush, and reopening grade crossings. Contractors installed 80,000 new crossties, crushed rock ballast and other material. Rehabilitation funding totaling $6.0 million included a $4.8 million loan from the Minnesota Department of Transportation Rail Service improvement Program, with shippers along the line contributing $600,000. The Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority provided $600,000, which the MPL is lending to MVRRA The project is slated to receive an additional $1 million under a federal appropriation obtained through the efforts of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation. Future plans involve upgrading the line for .25 mph operation and strengthening the track to accommo- date today's heavier freight cars, which have a gross weight of 286,000 lbs. Trains to operate six days a week" Minnesota Prairie Line expects to handle about 8,200 cars annually, equivalent to more than 30,000 trucks. MPL trains will normally operate six days per week between Norwood and Wood Lake, with service west to Hanley Falls as needed. Additional trains will run during periods of peak demand. MPL personnel have respon- sibility for day-to-day inspection and maintenance of the railroad's track. Rail connections include the TC&W at Norwood and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway at Hanley Falls. The Twin Cites and Western began operations in July 1991 operating between St. Paul and Milbank, S.D. The Twin Cities and Western is a sis- ter company of the Red River Valley and Western Railroad, Wahpeton, ND, with both railroads having the same directors. Aaron terson District 20A Dear Rural Neighbor, I have the commitment and energy to work hard to make sure rural Minnesota is treated fairly in St. Paul. I will be a strong voice for our towns, farms, seniors, and Main Street Businesses. I want to represent you and I am dedicated to improving our rural economy, public schools, health care access and affordability, telecommunications, roads, and natural resources. My legislative priorities will be: rural economic development & value-added agriculture improved education funding & quality, diverse schools health care access & affordability for seniors, families, and businesses transportation & telecommunications improvement & connectivity natural resource conservation to improve hunting, fishing, tourism I was raised on a farm in District 20A. My family has been active in public service my whole life. My great-great grandparents homesteaded their farm in LqP County. I graduated from Madison High School and the University of Washington in public administration. I have worked as a staff member for Congressman David Minge and Jim Oberstar and also for the Minnesota State Senate. I am currently a field rep- resentative in this area for Prairie Land Management, Inc. I believe rural values are important. I will be an advocate for rural Minesota and will speak-up for our values in the legislature because our values matter in Minnesota. 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