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'\\; Good old days in the Ortonville area ii t / I HOW TIME FLIES! Seems like just yesterday when this photo was taken in the Salt Lake City airport when Jim Kaercher and Bob Fuller of the Independent, stopping off on a trip to Mexico, bumped into Mike Katz. Left to right, you see Jim, Mike and Bob, the latter two are deceased. FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 22, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 20, 2001 Big Stone County Deputy Sheriff Brian Dahl was recognized recently for his work with domestic violence victims, receiving a com- mendation from the Region IV Council on Domestic Violence. A total of $3,000 will once again be given away during the next five weeks in the annual Ortonville Independent sponsored Christmas promotion. Construction workers at the OAHS addition project struck a natural gas line last Tuesday after- noon at the building site, forcing several patients in the hospital to be relocated. Girls basketball captains leading this year's team are seniors Megan Reiffenberger, Ashley Zahrbock, Jess/ca Chase, Hilary Libka, Kelsey Henningson and Kelly Larson. Coaching them is Jim Timmerman. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 19, 1986 Rausch Brothers Monument Co. of Ortonville is clearing ground for location of a new office building to headquarter their granite monu- ment operation. The new site is located just this side of Big Stone City on the south side of Hwy. 12. At Ortonville's quarterly Civic and Commerce meeting last month, Ron Thomas was elected President. Others elected were Bill Hoel, Vice President and Dave Dinnel, Treasurer. A fire about 8 a.m. Saturday destroyed a 40-by-50 foot wooden barn and its contents at the Delton Silberstein residence east of Highland Hwy. in Ortonville. The barn was engulfed in flames when firemen arrived. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Husted, Ortonville; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Danny Welberg, Ortonville; and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rausch, Big Stone City. 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 23, 1961 V/nee Stegner of Ortonville was fortunate to be the only one in a crowd of 67,000 people to walk away from the game with a Gopher-Purdue pigskin. Deanna Sigloh, daughter of the Boyd Siglohs, was crowned tele- phone princess in the 1962 Winter Carnival in St. Paul and will com- pete later for Queen of Snow dur- ing the Winter Carnival. Stan Adolphson is shown put- DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files of the Ortonville Independent ring up Christmas decorations for the city. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gloege of Odessa, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nelson of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rens of. Appleton and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Teske of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 20, 1941 Mayor F. B. Wickland will rep- resent Ortonville at a pavement dedication celebration in Stephen next Wednesday. Stephen is cele- brating the completion of 17 miles of paving towards the north end of Hwy. 75. Fred Bendix purchased the store in the residential section known as Dovie's Place from Mrs. Wilson and will take possession shortly. A Navy recruiting party will be held in Ortonville this Friday to interview any Big Stone County young men interested in the regular Navy or the Naval Reserves. A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith of Big Stone City and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Harold May of Ortonville. Reach 2.5 Million Readers by placing just ONE ad with your local newspaper It's Easy It's Effective It's Affordable Expand your market and increase your profits by advertising in newspapers all over the state through the Minnesota 2x2 Display Ad Network. Big Stone City News I By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 The Breezer and Geezers met on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the senior citizens building in Big Stone. They met for a potluck lunch at noon. Marie Brown and Julie Strei of Ortonville spent the weekend of Nov. 4-6 at the home of Scott and Kathy Larson of Alexandria. Sunday, Nov. 13 supper guests at the home of Lou and Marie Brown were Marry Brown, Steve and Terri Brown and Addison of Big Stone, and Dwayne and Julie Strei of Ortonville. They celebrated Marty's birthday. Marilyn Barnhardt on Monday, Nov. 14 went to Madison to visit her grandson Carter in the hospital. Nov. 11 weekend visitors of Bob and JoAnn Hasslen were their daughter Becky Hasslen and son-in- law Dave Clifton of Buffalo. Joining them for dinner Saturday evening were Bob and JoAnn's grandson John Schablin and his family Erin, Quint/n, and Meadow of Big Stone City. Joe and Nadine Villella along with their daughter Sue and Bill Kleespie traveled to Fort Campbell, KY to attend the Nov. 4 formal retirement of their son and brother Chief Master Sergeant Mark Villella. He retired from 29 and a half years of military service. It was a very emotional time with many military dignitaries and friends of Mark from all over the country that he so proudly served. Pat Delgehausen and Ashley Tillma of Milbank and Kayla Tillma of Sioux Falls visited Vern and Gert Goldsmith Saturday eve, Nov. 12 and Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13. Vern and Judy Lund are members of the Milbank Lions' Club. The weekend of Nov. 11 the Lions sponsored a snow queen contest. On Friday night Vern and Judy helped decorate the stage at the Milbank High School. On Saturday they assisted with various activities during the contest. There were, 18 queen contestants and 28 little miss contestants. Queen is Erin Dilts and little miss is Lydia Kiersten Street. The auditorium was filled with standing room only. The money the Lions earned from selling tickets for this contest and also money from sponsors is used towards eye dog training, eye banks, and various charities. Marion Larsen' went up to Northridge to celebrate her birthday with her twin sister Marjorie Lantis on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Carol Holtquist and Joanne Berndt went to Wilmot on Saturday night, Nov. 12 for the Jamboree. Clough graduates basic combat Army training Jennifer A. Clough has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Clough is the daughter of Thomas Ciough of Elgin, IL, and granddaughter of Joyce Waiters of Graceville. She graduated in 1993 from Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora, IL. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1997 from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Full Service Ice Fishing Destination on Lake of the Woods, Minnesota! Rosen News By Adelaide Kirehberg Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adelman and sons of Graceville spent Nov. 12 weekend at the Jerry Adelman home and were among deer hunters in this area. Mz . and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13 at the Steve Millerbernd home in St. Cloud. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg helped Larry move to the Hospice Unit at the Madison Lutheran Home on Saturday, Nov. 12. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fischer and family of Sleepy Eye were Saturday, Nov. 12 dinner and afternoon guests at the Lawrence Millerbemd home. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels -attended the concert at Blue Cloud Abbey on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rademacher were Sunday, Nov. 13 visitors at the home of her folks Mr. and Mrs. Albert Folk in Milbank. Amanda Brehmer of Paynesville, Mrs. Dave Mork and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer were Sunday, Nov. 13 evening visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Randy Kirchberg and son Kaleb of New Ulm were Nov. 11 weekend guests at the Warren Kirchberg home for some deer hunting. Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg was also a Sunday, Nov. 13 dinner guest. Twenty two Senior Citizens met at St. Joseph's School hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for a pot luck dinner. The Pledge of the Allegiance and table prayer were recited by all. Happy birthday was sung to Ann Schmieg, JoAnn Krakow, Fr. Bob Goblirsch and Silas Ulrich having birthdays in November. Special guests were Rose Schuelke of Madison and her neice Christina Maria Aldeon of the Philippines and they also were supper guests at the home of Ruthie and Tom Schuelke's along with Kristina Kramer and K/an of Parkers Prairie. Dec. pot luck is planned for a week earlier on Dec. 13. Tuesday forenoon, Nov. 15 visitors at the Mrs. Julie Henrich home were Rose Mary Schuelke and her niece Maria D. Aldeon of Rumaguste City, Philippines. Mrs. Ben Allen of Fargo spent, ' Nov. 12 weekend at the home of her folks Mr. and Mrs. Joe Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmieg of Bloomington were Nov. 12 weekend guests at the Joann Krakow home. Late Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15 visitors at the Tom Schuelke home were Rose Mary Schuelke and her niece Maria Christina Aldeon of Rumaguete City, Philippines, Kristine Kremer and son K/an of Parkers Prairie. Curt Pederson was present when his name was called for $60 on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Next weeks the drawing will be for $20. Albert Hoffman, age 83, passed away at the Ortonville Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 13. His funeral was at St. Joseph's Church on Friday, Nov. 18 with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Closed Thursday, Nov. 24th. Trees Available Starting Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 ! Freshly Cut 10 ft. ......... = Fraz, er Fur Care & Land-scann,-, Balsam(limitedamunO [--" vailablef" " "' '' .Garland J.,, Lawn Care & Landscaping N. Hwy, 15 Milbank, SD 605-432-6313 Mon.-Sat. 10:OOam-6:OOpm Sun. 1 :O0-4:00pm BORDER VIEW LODGE 1-800-PBO-FISH 3409 Slate Highway 172 NW Baudelte MN 56623 Day House & Sleeper Packages Book now for Winter! 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