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Editorial comment W00)rld War II Memories (Editor's note: This is one in a series of articles, many from The Independent, found in a cherished scrapbook compiled by Ortonville's Heiga (Mrs. Sam) Barr.) Staff Sgt. Harold L. Schnddt Dies of Wounds Received on Invasion of Leyte A member of Gen. MacArthur's forces, which landed on Leyte in the Philippines October 19, Staff Sgt. Harold L. Schmidt died October 27 of wounds received there, the war department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Schmidt, south of Ortonville Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Schmidt entered the army on February 4, 1942, took his basic train- ing at Camp W'olters, Texas, and from there was sent to Angel Island, Ft. McDowell, Calif. He served in Hawaii and Australia with Co. L, 19th Infantry, before going to the Philippines. Memorial services will be held at First English Lutheran church here on Sunday, November 26, with the Rev. L. R. Hanson officiating. Harold Luellan Schmidt was born near Ortonville on February 4, 1920. He attended the rural schools of Big Stone county and was graduated from Ortonvitle high school in 1938. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. ii ......... Left to mourn his death besides his parents are two brothers, Pfc. Martin Schmidt, stationed at Maxwell Field, Alabama, and Earl in the Navy Coast Guard, somewhere in the South Pacific. Obituaries Roy Thymian Roy Thymian, of Correll, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at the Appleton Municipal Nursing Home. He had reached the age of 82 years, seven months and 10 days. No formal services will be held at this time. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Vaala Funeral Home in Appleton. Interment at a later date will be at the Appleton City Cemetery. Roy Herman Thymian wEs-'born March 21st,1920, in Saskatchewan, Bellingham/Louisburg By Margret Stueekrath Phone 568-2430 Tom Peters of Nassau was not present when his name was called for $100 at the Oct. 30 Bellingham Community Day Drawing. Nov. 6 the drawing will be for $100. Arlene Karels spent Friday night and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5 at the Glenn and Sherry Mork cabin on Lake Ida. Arlene spent from Oct. 6-11 at the Roger and Darnell Hanson home. Oct. 11 Darnell took Arlene to Lauralie Karels home in St. Paul and on Sunday, Oct. 13 Lauralie and Arlene took a plane to Grand Rapids, MI, Gerry Kupres and daughters Megan and Nicole took them to Fennview, MI. They did sight seeing around Lake Michigan and the neighboring towns and on Sunday, Oct. 20 they returned to St. Paul. Arlene spent from the 20-24 at the Glenn Morks and Jim Ohms. Oct. 24 Ray Karels from Nevada and Arlene came to Bellingham. Joleen Van Hoorn, Lucas and Chandler of Aberdeen, SD were Thursday afternoon visitors at the home of her parents Wally and Lois ]..,arson . Margret Stueckrath visited Inga Koeckeritz at Ortonville Friday afternoon. Bart Dale and Rosie of Plymouth spent the weekend at Lloyd Larsens. Bart also enjoyed some pheasant hunting. Lucille Nelson, Annette Moen of Appleton and Delores Danielson were Tuesday afternoon guests of Doris Johnson of Ortonville. Visitors at Ronnie Nelson's on Monday were Frank Bergersen and Mel Oman. Tuesday Ronnie Nelson went to Revillo and visited relatives. Wednesday Mel Oman and Frank Bergersen visited with Ronnie Nelson. NEIGHBORING FARMERS HELPED CHARLES AND HARRIET SCHELLBERG of rural Bellingham by picking and hauling corn. Charles was in the hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He is home now and improving each day. Left to right are Howard Schake, Joe Radermacher, Mark Hoffman, in back, Jamie Borstad, Danny Larson and Dave Reiffenberger shown in inset photo. Sentenced for unlawful gun Samuel nson pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of a pistol while under probation and was sentenced Oct. 30, in Big Stone County Court. The conviction was stayed based on compliance with the terms determined by the court includ- ing 90 days in jail, (credited for days already served), payment of fines, completion of chemical dependency and psychological evaluation, DNA testing and that he be law abiding. Court will review if terms of probation are violated and may revoke the stay, according to Big Stone County Attorney Bill Watson. Canada to parents Herman Carl b.nd Antonia A. (Ktages) Thymian. Shortly , after his birth,his family moved to Correll. Roy attended school in Correll and graduated in 1938. On June 11, 1940 he was married to Virginia Kehrberg at Clinton. After their marriage they moved to Washington, D.C. where he drove bus during the war years. After moving back to the Correll area Roy and Virginia owned and operated a farm for many years, and he also drove bus for the Correll school district. In their later years they owned and operated the Correll Cafe. Roy dedicated much of his life to the outdoors and sporting activities. He particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, softball, and playing cards. In his early years he enjoyed riding and training horses. The Minnesota River bottoms were Roy's favorite place to hunt and fish. He could often be found tinkering with cars, snowmobiles, and lawnmowers. In the summer months he enjoyed gardening and yard work. Roy had a great sense of humor and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always available and willing to help anyone who needed help. He is survived by his wife. I | Virginia, of Correll, his son, David , (and Susan) Thymian, of Mounds View, his grandson, Marcus (and Michelle) Thymian, of Chicago, IL, his granddaughter, Jennifer (and Bob) Bennett, of Roseville; his brother, Donald (and Mildred) Thymian, of Odessa; his sister, Marjorie Morrison, of Ortonville; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Preceding Roy in death are his parents, his daughter, Karen Dosdal; and his sister, Viola Bartsh. School lunch Tuesday, Nov. 5 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Waffle Sticks/Syrup, Applesauce, Milk Lunch: Dell Ham and Cheese, Cheesy Potatoes, Garden Peas, Apple Crisp, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Wednesday, Nov. 6 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Roll, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Soft Shelled Tacos, Lettuce, Cheese, 13atter Bite Fries, Applesauce, Churros Thursday, Nov. 7 Breakfast: Cereal Choices ()R Eng. Muffin, P. Butter/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Milk Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs, 4-12 Curly Fries, K-3 Smiley Fry, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Cookie, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Friday, Nov. 8 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Peach Sauce, Milk Lunch: Italian Spagetti, Cheesy French Bread, Garden Salad, Diced Pear Sauce, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4- 12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Monday, Nov. 11 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Breakfast Pastry, Peach Sauce, Milk Lunch: Chicken Fajitas, Tator Tots, 4-12 Diced Peach Sauce, Fortune Cookie, OIbTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Tuesday, Nov. 12 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Fiesta Pizza, Salsa, Black Olives, Garden Salad, Diced Peach Sauce, Ice Cream Bar, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Cliff Marholz Dick Toner Clyde Weros Dean Adelman Dave Nagel Nell J. Radermacher Ann Grabow Pat Minahan Kory Rydberg Doug Wittnebel Lee Schumacher Velda Hein Mark Lindquist Alnora Rawleigh Joe Buhl Jackie Nornes Elnor Benkowski Mary Underwood David Thomson Marie Mc Caskill Roger & Sue Justison Gall Striclder Sharon Athey Beth & Tim Swanson Robert Hoffman Bernard Kirchberg Russell Stansfield Eugene McLane Mr. & Mrs. Chad Biever Pastor J.R. Vagts | by t la R,. George P. We,ver D.D. (Edi. note: Following is one of a series of articles by the late son of an Evangelical minister who moved his family to Odessa from Minneapolis, living there from 1931 to 1934. Your're reading his memories of life in a small Minnesota town as written to his granddaughter Elissa Kiskaddon. The author was born in 1917 in Sleepy Eye and lived in Blue Earth and Minneapolis before moving to Odessa. One of his classmates in Odessa was Rev. Dr. Ihno lanssen, now retired in Walnut Creek, Cal. Some of the memories are from when the author was a volunteer in mission on the island of Sumatra. Rev. Werner passed away late in the year 2000. ..*.. "STATE FAIR" Your grandfather never has been fond of going to county or state fairs. Just recently, Jan. 22, 1996, your grandmother and I donated four hours of our time to the Audubon Society at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach which was attend- ed by nearly one million people in three weeks. We signed up people on various petitions to save endangered species, save the coral reefs, save the Everglades, etc. Our displays were in the environmental building along with many other organizations devot- ed to like interests. During the first year of my min- istry in Slayton, Minn., which was a student charge combined with my third (and last year of college) I rent- ed out the parsonage to two couples. The rent money was more than my salary. The downstairs renter. Clayton Koth, was a wholesaler for Philco products and I traveled with him part of the summer to county fairs in southern Minnesota as he dis- played hi products. My father was a rather successful minister in the Minnesota Conference of the Evangelical Church and was entrusted with some of the more important offices in the Conference. He was respected for his business judgment and his ability with figures and accounting As a result he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Conference and to the Board of the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in St. Paul. On this Board he served as its treasurer. Each fall, the state of Minnesota mounted a State Fair which was noted far and wide for its spectacular one-of-a-kind thrills and spectacles. The Deaconess Hospital, as a money raising proejct, operated a restaurant at the Fair. And this was nQ ordinary restaurant. It consisted of a small train which ran in a large oval around the kitchen and serving area. Facing the train tracks the patrons sat facing the cars as they slowly moved along on the tracks. These flat-top train cars were filled with various foods: vegetables, potatoes in all shapes, forms and kinds, a variety of meats prepared in all basic ways, many kinds of drinks, hot and cold, and a multitude of desserts, most of which were home- made by selfless, patient farm house- wives who served the Lord in their own way. it was an incredible sight. People sat facing this train bearing the best of the produce of the land, incredulous and eager for the fray. After trudging through the buildings and displays of farm animals and machinery, buildings devoted to baked and canned goods, piles of gigantic pumpkins, squash, etc., etc., the midway with its rides and booths of games like throwing balls to make a man fall into a tub of water, these people were hungry, ravenous would be a better word. They literally attacked the mountains of food pass- ing slowly before their gimlet eyes. My father's role in this risky ven- ture was to serve as cashier of the establishment. He sat at the door behind a cage and raked in the money from these hungry farmers. But the food consumption overpassed the financial intake and this venture into capitalistic entrepreneurship, proved to be a disaster. Never-the-less, the hospital gamely held to the vain hope that a miracle would occur and the debit page would give way to a healthy income balance. It didn't happen. But during those years that we lived in Minneapolis and my father served the Emerson Avenue Evangelical Church at 1823 Emerson Ave. North. I attended the Minnesota State Fair and ate my meals at this Deaconess Hospital Emporium of gastronomic wizardy. As the train passed various beys of the central kitchen, the flat cars would be loaded before my eyes while another detail of volunteers cleaned up the used dishes still piled high with uneaten food. 1 so enjoyed watching the peo- ple grab for the food as it passed by and vainly endeavor to pile it on an already overloaded plate. This was more fun than watching the men hit a steel bar which would, if struck hard enough, send a weight up a pole and ring the bell. (continued next week) The Inde (U.S.P.S. ee JAMES D. SUZETTE Editor and ARI OffP..e KATHIE Computer and EMI ARDIE Pr BOB Pressman Camera CollatOr PHIL BI. 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Letter writers selves to one keep letter brief, words, and to the /VS. The Ortonville determining what is is news is based on If an individual zation char sidered advertising. you charge, wc paper. Without cease to exist. receives for paper sales is paper used in T,9 THE VOTERS OF increases. It still and a small ng crops and BIG STONE COUNTY Your VOTE, Your SUPPORT and Your CONFIDENCE will be greatly appreciated on NOVEMBER 5TH! THANKS, GLORIA ARNDT Big Stone County Recorder This ad inserted and paid for by the candidate in her own behalf 1024 Minnesota Street North, Ortonville, MN 56278. and plows and dealer. Wahout ny particular business ROSS. We reserve the advertising without our decision. A News: Our goal fully and sta.ff.s opinions OpmKm page. A Editorials: flflflflge, whether rom other sources late readers. of other staff expressed in items tions may be own views, but eral interest. 839-3761 to sifted Ortonville Page 4  INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,