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Good .... old days in the Ortonville_ area MEMORY'S From the fil of the Ortonville Indepeent THIS PHOTO was discovered in the Ortonville Independent files. Editors are asking for your help in iden- tifying where the sign was located, who is in the photo and what time period it was. Anyone with any info is asked to call the Independent office. FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 4, 2008 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 3, 1998 Due to losing one of its largest customers, Ortonville's B & L Industries is in the process of cut- ting back on employees until the situation is resolved, but will still be serving its other customers. According to owner Lon Johnson, more than 15 people from the Ortonville branch of the company have been laid off so far. The com- pany also has a branch in Morgan, which is seeing several layoffs as well. In the Oct., 1998 issue of "Guaranty RV Centers" magazine, Russell E. Sawyer, Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD says he discovered the Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm, owned by Dennis and Carol Dragt. It is on the shore of Big Stone Lake at Ortonville and has 40 level sites. Sawyer recommended the RV Park to anyone who wants a relaxing, clean, family-oriented park that is not very-expensive. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 2, 1983 Ron Beyer, MD, has joined Drs. Robert Knip and Robert Ross of Ortonville in family practice at Northside Medical Center as of Nov. 1st. Dr. Beyer is a 1980 grad- uate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his Family Practice Residency in the University of North Dakota affiliat- ed program in Grand Forks, ND. Stan and Shirley Lynne, Ortonville, got double lucky last week when they won $1000 - not once, but twice, in the Pepsi Challenge Monopoly game. The contest features' the names of Monopoly game streets inside the tabs of soft drink cans. In one six- pack of Pepsi Free, the Lynnes dis- covered two Park Places, each worth a thousand bucks. _ Orpheum Theatre is showing Risky Business - Admission $1.50 every, night! 50 YEARS AGO Oct 30, 1958 If you ate chicken three times a day for the next 10 years, you still wouldn't consume the number of fryers that Mrs. Fred Voeltz has processed and sold in this immedi- ate area since March of this year. Mrs. Voeltz, who lives 10 miles NW of Ortonville just off Big Stone Lake on the South Dakota side, has processed 10,300 in the last eight months and by March of next year, she plans to process a total of about 20,000. She started with 500 birds and each successive year has expanded. Procession days are on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and she and three other ladies, Mrs. Phillip Smart, Big Stone City; Mr. Elmer Amberg and Mrs. Ernest Wucherpfennig, the last two neigh- bor ladies, will kill, dress and ice down all the way up to 260 fryers. Their biggest day was 260, but with their assemble-like process, they make the operation look quite sim- ple and efficient. It takes approxi- mately six hours to process 100 fry- ers. For Sale in Odessa, six room house, two story 24x40 granary, 24x26 hog house, large pigeon coop, including around 40 pairs White King pigeons; two garages, barn, 10x12 fine well house with 4.35 acres garden. Grove and pas- ture suitable for mink ranch, poul- try, purebred hog, sheep, berry or dairy farm, hatchery, livestock buyer, trucker or quarry workers. Sacrifice for $3900. Also half acre with small house, barn and sheds $440. No more waxing when your linoleum and hardwood floors are finished with Dri-Quik! Do it your- self. Inexpensive, easy to apply, non-slippery, impervious, wipes clean with soap and water. Can be touched up. Will not crack, chip or become dark. Dries in 30 minutes. Rid yourself of the hard work and expense of waxing. With other 1959 cars way up in size and price... Now there's only one buy in the "low price" field- Rambler '59! Suggested delivered price at Kenosha, WI for 2-door sedan. Available at Conrad Car Sales. Harold Skraggs and his 12 piece Victor Recording Orchestra will be playing at a dance at the Coliseum Club, Browns Valley, Tuesday, Nov. 4. If you like good music - Don't miss this dance. 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 3, 1938 One of the leading causes of the growing death rate on our high- ways is vividly depicted in the drama "Death Takes the Steering Wheel" which will be presented for the first time in Ortonville at the high school assembly room on Nov. 9 by a local cast of 22 characters. This drama is a reproduction of an actual court trial of a drinking driv- er. This drama, a part of the statewide educational program of the Minnesota Anti-Saloon league, is being given under the auspices of the Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran, First English Lutheran and the Congregational Churches. Gosh, but those Martians must have been tough, not content to scare the people of the larger cities, they also got their share of scares out of Ortonville. The "too realis- tic" dramatization of H.G. Wells' attack on the earth by men from Mars over the Mercury radio the- atre Sunday evening caused one local resident to get out his .22 revolver and come up town, deter- mined to fight if need be. Others were affected also. One man was reported to have been speechless by the radio as the "news reports" came in. Another, according to rumor, almost fainted and several others became terror stricken. r ; , O-, - o- * =' "l I ....... .,  Expanded features at: I U SSllillr]r ]r !-18111167 " I 14H'lH,lll/,14.14,1N. Available year 'round I II l'lJLll ll IJ1]JL'll l -Shlppedanywhere I I I I Norsland LoIso is Callforou Imade as grandma used cataloloi  " I to make it, and arrives unique  I I ] fresh to you guaranteed, foods &  "L I l] from Rushford, Minn. Scandinavian gifts]  I Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mrs. Roger Sis was a Friday, Oct. 24 visitor at the Gene Pillatzki home. Patrick Drobny of Buffalo was a Friday until Tuesday, Oct. 28 guest at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Drobny and did some hunting in this area. On Sunday, Oct. 26, they were among folks who enjoyed the brunch at St. Joseph's School served by St. Joseph's Mission Group. Kelli Sis of Fergus Falls spent Oct. 25 weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis. Butch (Leonard Jr.) Schmieg of Little Canada spent Oct. 25 weekend at the Schmieg home in Rosen. Mrs. Scott Halbur and sons of Sioux Falls, SD were weekend guests at the Tom Pillatzki home. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Schuelke of Lennox, SD and Alan Schuelke of Montevideo were Oct. 25 weekend guests at the Roy Schuelke home. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, visiting at the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Millerbernd in St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman spent Oct. 14 to Oct. 20 visiting at the home of their son John Paul and family in Tillamook, OR. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman visited at the Shawn Pastika home in Rochester on Friday, Oct. 24 and attended grandparents' day at their grandchildren's school. Mrs. Dave Mork was a Tuesday evening, Oct. 28 visitor at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Paul Drobny of River Falls, WI spent a week visiting at the Matt Drobny and Greg Strei homes. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman attended grandparents' Day at the school in Windom and also visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lakanne and sons Trent and Trey. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels spent Oct. 25 weekend at the Tyler Knapp home in Fargo. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Croatt spent Oct. 26 visiting with their daughter Meagen in Morris and helped celebrate her birthday. FREE hearing exams. A Beltone Specialist will be available for a computerized hearing exam. If you have trouble hearing, there may be several solutions (with or without hearing aids.) You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get help. i 00Beltone Ortonville Senior Citizen's Center 200 Monroe Nov. 11, 2008 I 9 AM - 11 AM 1-800-669-31.71 Limited appointments. Call today. Larry Oberg National Board Certified ,Hearing Instrument Specialist 2008 Beltone Electronics Corporation "No hearing loss should be ignored. " Big Stone City News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 The American Legion and Auxiliary members will have a potluck supper at 6 p.m. at the Legion clubrooms. There will be a guest speaker, Sue Kulbeik, accompanied by one of her leader dogs. The Legion will celebration their 84th birthday on Nov. 11 at their potluck The Big Stone City Round Table Club met at the home of Nancy Nelson Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. with 11 members present. A delicious lunch was served by Phyllis Lieb. Welcome baskets were assembled and will be distributed to the new residents in Big Stone City. The club members discussed several plans for the 125th celebration in 2010. The November meeting will be at the home of Pam Steinke on the 25th. The time will be determined by the hostess and the members will be notified. Janice Krause of Milbank, SD visited Vernon and Gert Goldsmith on Sunday, Oct. 26. Trudy Taylor and Gert Goldsmith visited with Jenny Carlson at Northridge on Monday, Oct. 27. Palma Gutzman visited Vernon and Gert Goldsmith Wednesday morning, Oct. 29. Carlos and Amber Huebner's niece Gabrielle Rose was born on Oct. 23 to the proud parents of Shawn and Tara Huebner of ColOrado Springs, CO. She weighed six pounds nine ounces and was 19 inches long. The grandparents are Rich and Deb Huebner of Correll and Gary and Carol Knoll of Ortonville. On Wednesday noon, Oct. 29 Rod and Vicky Torgerson were luncheon guests of Ruth Torgerson. Elmer and Charlotte Athey recently accompanied Jason and Kristine Wurtz of Sioux Falls, SD to Chanhassen, where they attended Chanhassen's dinner theater's production of the "Producers". Joining them for dinner and the theater production were Cheryl Athey and a ! friend of her's Brian. Tami and Dan Gangelhoff and Jacob and Nicole of New Ulm, cane to visit their parents Donald and J(an Reiffenberger on Friday, Oct. 24 aid assisted with the annual making of beef sausage. Deb's Bookends, cancer walk tea, served a french toast breakfast at t, Charles Parish Hall on Sunday, Or. 26. They appreciate all the continud support. St. Charles parish will have thor annual town hall meeting on Sund/, Nov. 9 immediately following tie 9:00 a.m. Mass. On Saturday night, Oct. 26 Dan Haukos and Annie and Patti Holtqust went to a wedding reception at Shaly Beach. Don Haukos and Annie and Part Holtquist went with friends Tuesea, night, Oct. 28 to Pizza Ranch o' dinner. Evelyn Morris from Ortonvll visited Ralph and Lavina Loeschkea Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25. Novem iiii:iii these hours Monday, Oct. 27 visitors at Ralph and Lavina Loeschke's were Jean Elsinger and her mother from Wilmot, SD. STEPS F o RWARD Tuesday evening, Oct. 28 Glenda Loeschke was a supper guest of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Thursday afternoon, Oct. 29 Mary Whiting and Francis Murphy from Milbank visited Ralph and Lavina Loeschke: ...a hospital project update BUILDING A HEALTHY FUTURE ,\\;b  . being here to ! and be GI Friday afternoon, Oct. 31 Pearl Issendorf of Clinton visited Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. Thursday night, Oct. 30 Donavon Loeschke was a supper guest of Ralph and Lavina Loeschke. National Hospice Month " November 2008 ~ Hope, Dignity, Love... It must be Hospice! This year's theme reminds us that the care Hospice provides brings HOPE to help people live life as fully as possible, offers DIGNITY when there is not a cure and surrounds families with LOVE at one of life's most challenging times. dce00Dhospice Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 320-839-2502 ext. 124 "Even when you're close to one, you're not close to one." That sums up a recent medical experience of Dave and Brenda Dinnel. Dave wrote ahout it and what OAHS means to them: "There's a certain degree of comfort in having a well-equipped medi- cal facility that is staffed with highly trained, efficient professionals nearby. This never came so clear until a recent experience my wife and I had while wsiting my daughter and her family near Fayetteville, North Carolina. While there, my wife began to have severe discomfort in one of her knees. After receiving initial emergency care at the Fort Bragg Army hos- pital, she was diagnosed as having a torn meniscus and arthroscopic sur- gery was recommended. We are covered by insurance, so we felt that it would be a simple matter to receive the surgery. Having it at Fort Bragg was out of the question, because they are so very busy treating wounded soldiers and dependent family members of active duty personnel that they are not able to accept retired military for surgery. So, we had to search for an ortho- pedic surgeon from the civilian community. We looked for weeks, but kept being told because we were only visiting, they would not perform surgery on a "short-term" patient. Suzy's pain was very severe, and we were faced with the only other viable optiona long, uncomfortable car trip back to Minnesota for treat- ment. However, before we left, we were fortunate to find an orthopedic surgeon who was a cousin of a close friend of our son-in-law who agreed to see Suzy. In spite of his office being a 400 mile round trip from our daughter's, we gladly accepted. He performed the surgery, which included repairing the meniscus, and also removing scar tissue and arthritic growth. Our experience in North Carolina made it crystal clear to us that we are extremely blessed to have such an exceptionally well-equipped medical facility here in Ortonville. Couple this with the fine selection of visiting specialists who come on a regular basis and we have services that are very comprehensive and convenient. We must keep growing and modernizing the Ortonville health system." So, where will you be? To make a contribution to the Campaign, you can donate online at, call the Foundation office to discuss a pledged gift that works for you, visit with one of our Steering Committee members or mail your gift to the Foundation at" 450 Eastvold Avenue Ortonville, MN 56278. For questions about the building replacement project, call Rick Ash at 320-839-4127 or send an email to z'l'l'l'l'l,l00l,I II ! I o ,, $0.0 $0.2 $0.4 $0.6 $0.8 $1.0 $1.2 $1.4 $1.6 $1.8 $2.0 $2.2 :e  to.for your he/ : ,, 4 Tuesday, Nov. 4,2008 INDEPENDENT Page 9 !