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II Good old days in the Ort anville area THIS OHS MUSICAL GROUP was active in the school year of 1973-74. Seated in front, left to right, you see John Schlagel, Wendy Kolb and Becky Schmeichel; middle row, Patty Ellingson, Beth Kin(It and Mary Throndrud; back, Jim Sellin, Donna Schneck, Becky Pansch, Marl Sorenson, Leona Helgeson, Dawn Olson and Lori LaCombe. 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 9, 1988 Maureen Laughlin was elected to fill the position of city clerk-administrator effec- tive Dec. 1st to replace Don Geier who is retiring at the end of the year. Rod Grossman and Rick Mosey were honored with awards at the Ortonville post office. Beulah Igou was hon- ored with the "Clean Sweep" award. Bill Heel is the next presi- dent of Ortonviile's Civic and Commerce Assn. Lucille Myers was saluted as the employee of the week by the Ortonville Area Health Services. ----  I III The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brandt of Big Stone City, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Lance Williams of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Karels.of Ortonville. 25 YEARS AGO Oct. 31, 1973 Ortonville's all new Tri County State Bank will be completed next spring, just south of Loula's Red Owl store. The Ortonville senior class play "Aaron Slick from Pumpkin Crick" will be pre- sented next week. Cast of char- f acters include Teri Binsfeld, Kevin Froelich, Debbie Kolb, Sarah Berkner, Greg Lindahl, Rob Randall and Peg Toner Ortonville Music Boosters will be selling'wreaths to raise money for the purchasing of new band uniforms. Gerald Rothmeyer and Roger Sandberg were featured in the Know Your Teacher series. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wildung of Nsau are the par- ents of a boy born at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 18, 1948 Winnifred Green, star singer on the Arthur Godfrey radio show, will be in the talent at the sixth annual floor show sponsored by Ben Stegner on Dec. 3rd. Dr. E.C. Mathis was elected worshipful master of the Masons at a meeting held Monday. Other officers are Clarence Cornish, James Martinson, H.W. Kollitz and J.C. Sanborn. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Menke of Odessa observed their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Odessa. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nichols of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hegge of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Robert DOWN MEMORY'S EANE From the Files of The Ortonville )| ddepe'ndent Clark of Big Stone City. 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 6, 1928 Herbert Hoover has been swept into the white house by the most overwhelming popu- lar vote any president has received in modem times. Myrtle Haubris and John Beck were united in marriage on Nov. 7th at the home of the groom's parents by Rev. Axel Berg. Winners in the commis- sioners races in Big Stone County were W.E. Burns in the 1st dist., N.J. Nelson in the 3rd district, and John Lestina in the 5th district. Emily Stevens and George Donaldson were united in mar- riage Oct. 27th in Vancouver, WA. This column sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 l I'h,O,. 75 North Ortonville, MN 56278 J Big Stone City Gaff Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Big Stone City Round Table Club met Oct. 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Myrtle Johnson. Nine members were present. Club members voted to make a.,donation towards the spoke to the club on flower drying and arranging. She explained how she grows, dries and arranges displays. A delicious lunch was served by Myrtle. The next meeting will be held at-the home of Lorayne Noiting on Nov. 24th at 7;30. k,._ifgrls.o/'fla., : .:,.(,,Mland was a visitor of sch0ol teafia members. CarolW66d Myron and Lorraine Schnaser on Thursday. Friends and relatives helped celebrate Lorraine Schnaser's birthday in October. Myron and Lorraine Schnaser visited at the Steve Remund home in Sioux Falls last Friday. Last Sunday afternoon .rlene Reyelts of Wilmot, SD and Connie Voeltz visited Eldora Nelson. Friday evening, Oct. 23rd Janet Knutson visited Darlene Barnhardt. _ Saturday, Oct. 24th was "Make a Difference Day" for the Legion Auxiliary; so that afternoon Elaine Fahlgren of Ortonville, Shirley Voeltz and Darlene Barnhardt both of Big Stone brought lunch along and visited Francis Steltz. Saturday, Oct. 24th evening guests of Scott and Ann Barnhardt of Milbank to help Adam Barnhardt celebrate his sixth birthday were Leo and Darlene Barnhardt, Tom and Sandy Rice, Roger and Marilyn Barnhardk Tonya BamhardL Zachary and Taylor, Rick Bartihardt, and Aaron Smith and Kaitlyn all of Big Stone City. Marilyn Athey was a Tuesday afternoon visitor of Darlene Barnhardt. -Sunday, Oct. 25th High School students from St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone attended a High School Rally at the ,Watertown High School Arena. The keynote speaker was Tony Melemdez. Tony was born in Nicaragua and moved to Los Angeles. He learned to do almost everything with his feet because he was born with no arms. At age 16 Tony taught himself how to play guitar. He travels the world sharing his gift of music and love for the Lord. It was a very moving experience for all that were there. Fourth grade girls basketball team from Big Stone School played a game Thursday evening at Unity Square against Milbank's St. Lawrence team of fourth and fifth graders. Russ and Dorienne Huizenga were Friday, Oct. 23rd visitors at the Peter and Pare Steinke home. Bode and Stacey Lucas and Anna Leigh Steinke were Saturday afternoon, Oct. 24th callers at the Peter Steinke home. Pare and Peter Steinke attended Martin and Gladys Strobel's golden wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25th. LeRoy Janssen of Big Stone and Winney O'Leary of Danvers were coffee guests Thursday afternoon of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Darlene and Tyler Numson of Owasso, OK arrived Tuesday, Oct. 27th and are spending several days at the Irvin Herrmann home. Last Sunday Irvin and Lamoine Herrmann and Ada Herrmann visited Hazel Gibson at Beardsley. Legionnaires to observe Vets' Day Big Stone City Post 229's American Legion will honor its veterans on Saturday, Nov. 7th. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. to be followed by supper at 7 p.m. A program will begin at the conclusion of the catered meal. Vice Commander Larry Roggenbuck will be the master of ceremonies. The program will include appearances by the following: Norb Berndt, Jack Cloos, Sharon Smith, Julia Marie Utley, Elwood Throndrud and Bob Ross. The activities will take place at the Post Home. Legionnaires are advised to call the club at 862-8310 to make reservations prior to Friday, Nov. 5. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY t Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) Your Wild Game Processing Hunters... 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Funeral services were held at Holden Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and Honeywell during On Jan. 15, William Warrin Chadron, stationed during husband owned Grocery and Big Stone Louise will be generous heart, her her fine She driver and a County Welfare Board Louise is survived by of 54 years, William in rural Beardsley on Friday, Oct. 30 with Reverend Lloyd Berger ong.  -.4 8 Pallbearers Don Lundell, Joe Cox, Lee Bucsko, Rich Furber, Ryan Lundell, and Jack King. Burial was in Holden Cemetery. Following the funeral service on Friday, lunch was served in the church basement. Louise grew up in Minneapolis and spent her summers at her grandparents' homestead (John and Louise Skundberg) along Big Stone Lake 5 miles south of Beardsley. She graduated from Marshall High School Beardsley; three in-law, Susan and ,4mot- Bartmra Olympia, WA and Lisa McCleary, WA; one sl Rook of Beardsley; (Bill) Furber of sister-in-law Arlene eight grandchildren granddaughter. Lomse in death by her Bernice; and The family memory of Ortonville Hospit Avenue, Ortonville Velma "Pat" Christensen Funeral 'services for Mrs. Ray (Velma "Pat") Christensen, 73, of Ortonville,were held Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in United Congregational Church of Christ at Ortonville. Rev. Duane Lookingbill officiated. Organist was Donna Leiferman, with Gale Mittelstaedt as soloist. Pallbearers were Jeff Peter, Jeff Christensen, James Christensen, Gene Patnoe, Charles Bartz, and Don Clu'istensen. Interment was in Mound Cemetery, Ortonville. The daughter of Napoleon and Myrtle (Adams) Patnoe, Pat was born Nov. 7, 1924 at Twin Brooks, SD. She attended grade school in Milbank and graduated from Milbank High School. On Nov. 24, 1943 she married Raymond N. Christensen at Twin Brooks. The couple farmed until 1947, when they moved to Sisseton; SD. In 1949 and 1950 they operated a cafe in Wilmot before moving to Milbank. They bought their own lumber business in Ortonville in [958, where Pat served as bookkeeper until they sold it in 1983. She was the first bookkeeper for REA in for several years Stone County Pat served on of U.C.C., Mary was Financial a member Pat enjoyed doin.[ puzzles, reading, many friends. proud of her three Mrs. Christense Tuesday, Oct. 27, Residence, Ortonville, the age of 73 years, 11 days. Survivors include Judith (Robert) daughter-in-law of Thief River Falls; Jeffrey (Stacy) (Missy) Christensen and James Christensen, one great grandson, Christensen of Fargo nieces and in death by her Robert, her parents fo ar two sisters. Orville Sigler Orville Benny Sigler, 83, of Sturgis, SD, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at the Stutgis Community Health Care Center. Rosary services were held Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with Father Gary Oreshoski officiating. Burial with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard followed at the Black Hills National Cemetery. Orville was born Oct. 9, 1915, at Council Bluffs, IA, to Margaret (Feller) and Benjamin Sigler. He attended school through the eighth grade in Council Bluffs. When Orville was eligible, he joined the US Navy. He entered the service on May 20, 1942, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 13, 1946. He married Bonnie at Ortonville. The Clinton for 12 Sturgis in 1962. Ft. Meade Veterans retirement in 1985. He was a metal Francis of Assisi Sturgis. Survivors include Sigler, Sturgis; three Kinney and her Sturgis, Pare John, Miles City, and her husband, son, Pat Sigler, grandchildren, one sister, Vent several ujeees and He was parents, two grandson. A memorial Page 14  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Nov"