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" INDEPENDENT r r ORTONVILLE'S GYMNASTICS TEAM goes through practice drills last week as the 2010-2011 season is un- derway. A total of 21 girls reported for the first week of practice under Head Coach Becky Holtquist. The Tro- jans will open their season on Thursday, Dec. 9 hosting Sisseton, SD. Assisting Coach Holtquist this season are Hillary Henrich and Sue Marsolek. Trojan gymnastics team begins 2010-2011 season The Ortonville gymnastics team began practice on Monday, Nov. 15 in the Ortonville Armory. At this point, 21 athletes are participating in the sport. Returning letter winners are senior Mallory Adelman, juniors Rachel Berger, Nicole Kirchberg, Kaitlyn Kottke and Destiny Eastman, sopho- more Hannah Eustice and ninth grader ShaRaye Redfield. The squad has seven 8th graders and three 7th graders to fill the JV team. Coaches for the season are Head Coach Becky Holtquist and assistant coaches Sue Marsolek and Hillary Henrich. The team will spend the first few weeks conditioning and preparing routines for the season. The squad graduated two strong seniors last year, Hannah Treinen and Ashley Arndt, so it will be a scramble to replace those scores at the varsity level. This season will see major changes in the rules book dealing with degree and value of skills. It will be tougher to score with the same routines used last year until the girls pick up some new levels of difficulty and connections. So far the athletes are working hard and pounding down on the basics just to be meet ready. Ortonville's first gymnastics meet will be a home duel against Sisseton, SD on Thursday, Dec. 9. Dead cougar found in Pope County Tests are planned on the body of a young male cougar found in western Minnesota. The Department of Natural Re- sources picked up the animal's body Monday, Nov. 15 from a property near Terrace in Pope County. The DNR says based on hair loss and body decomposition, the cougar apparently had been dead for about a week before it was found. The DNR plans to send the animal's body to Grand Rapids for a test to help determine the time and cause of death. DNR spokesman Dan Stark says two cougar sightings caught on trail cameras were confirmed earlier this year in western Minnesota, near Park Rapids and Ortonville. Stark says it's unknown if the dead cougar was captive or wild. He says the animal weighed about 100 pounds. ORTONVILLE TROJAN CROSS COUNTRY awards were recently handed out. Pictured from left to right are juniors Jarett Haugen-Most Improved and Jake Henrich-Most Valu;ible. Trophies, Awards, Plaques, Mugs, Gifts, Vinyl Graphex, Wall Art, Signs, Decals, Reflective Decals, Caps, Jackets, Spirit Wear, Jerseys, T's We PrinL FULL O.OLOI00 I00anner00! weprintonanythingbutpaper.corn OHS girls basketball season underway The winter sports season is off and running as the Ortonville girls basket- ball team officially began practice on Monday, Nov. 15. First year Head Coach Bob Foley stated that 26 girls in grades 9-12 re- ported for practice. Assisting Foley this year is B-squad Coach Ivy Lov- gren and ninth grade coach Jennifer Nordly. This year's squad will be led by five seniors. They include Lauren Conroy, Samantha Peterson, Theresa Hoffman, Amber Scherer and Bonnie Joy Smith. Foley stated that practices have been going well. He said the athletes have been working very hard in antic- ipation of their first game which will be on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at home against the Benson Braves. The Lady Trojans will play five of their first six games at home. NFO state meet Dec. 4, St. Cloud The annual state convention of the Minnesota National Farmers Organi- zation will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Coyote Moon Restaurant on the Territory Golf Course east of St. Cloud. The convention begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. with a lunch pro- vided at noon. Guest speaker for the afternoon ses- sion will be Robert Sip of the Min- nesota Department of Agriculture. Sip, along with another member of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) program, will speak on the group's recent trip to Cuba. While in Cuba, members visited various farming operations there. Most of the farm work is done with equipment from the 1950's and a lot of people still use oxen and do work by hand. Milbank, SB New& lost Pace: atertown ImmlDtlttlltlll 100% OF THE BEST PRICE I BEST PRICE GUARANTEE ', , i H, LEADING THIS YEAR'S TROJAN GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM are these five seniors. Pictured from left to right are Theresa Hoffman, Lauren Conroy, Bonnie Joy Smith, Samantha Peterson and Amber Scherer. The Lady Trojans will open their season on Tuesday, Nov. 30 hosting the Benson Braves. Nominees sought for MN Deer Hunter Ethics award The Minnesota Department of Nat- ural Resources, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) and Turn In Poachers (TIP) are asking hunters to share stories of exemplary hunting behavior by nominating hunters lbr the 18th Annual Minnesota Deer Hunter Ethics Award. The award will honor a deer hunter who has exhibited conduct during the 2010 season that can serve as a posi- tive example to all hunters. Awards for youth and adult divisions will be pre- sented to the selected recipients at an upcoming MDHA eveqt held in their vicinity. "MDHA is pleased to again co- sponsor this award along with TIP and the DNR," said MDHA Executive Di- rector Mark Johnson. "This is an im- portant award that highlights the ethical behavior of our deer hunters and singles out the types of ethical hunters we hope all hunters aspire to be: hunters who care about our hunting heritage, care about fairness and care about the image we as hunters por- tray." Patsy Bernhjelm, TIP Board presi- dent, added that it recognizes hunters who have gone out of their way or be- who go the extra mile. "This award en- yond normal courtesy for others," said courages ethics above and beyond Johnson."This isn't about not filling a legal hunting and TIP is proud to be a doe tag or not taking a marginal shot. It part of it again this year." ...... is ;about hunters who show genuine Anyone may nominate a hunter by concern for others, and the sport of writing a letter or e-mail explaining the deer hunting, through their thoughtful- actions of the nominee and why that Bess and actions." person is worthy of this recognition. Nominations will be accepted for Both youth and adults are eligible, but the Minnesota Deer Hunter's Ethics nominees must be Minnesota residents. Award until Friday, Jan. 21. Nomina- The incidents for which hunters are tion letters should be sent to Ethical nominated must have occurred during Hunter Award, MDHA, 460 Peterson any of the 2010 Minnesota deer hunt- Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8413, ing seasons (archery, firearm or muz- or faxed to 218-327-1349, or e-mailed zleloader), to kimhanson@ "We want to hear about deer hunters Bowling Monday Nite - 11/15/2010 ky_0n Lost Mt Dew ......... . ............................ 28 12 Moose ........................................ .23 17 Larry's ...................................... .22 18 Pepsi ........................................... 19 21 Otrey Lake ................................ 19 21 Precision Glass .......................... 18 22 Minnwest ................................... 17 23 Ortonville Independent ............ 14 26 HTSG: Pepsi - 921; HTSS: Pepsi- 2613; ltTHG: Moose- 1117; HTHS: Moose- 3101; HISG: Matt Thompson- 239; HISS: Brian Valek- 597; HTHG: Matt Thompson-295; HTHS: Brian Valek- 687. Ortonville School menu Tuesday, Nov. 23: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Sausage Links, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Cheese Dippers, Pizza Sauce Dip, Cheesy Broccoli, Rasp- berry Sherbet. Wednesday, Nov. 24: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Breakfast Hot Pocket, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: Turkey Gravy, Mashed Po- tatoes, Green Beaus, Diced Peach Sauce, W W Dinncr Roll. Thursday, Nov. 25: No School. Friday, Nov. 26: No School. Monday, Nov. 29: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal. Tonys Br. Pizza, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Grilled Chicken Sand., K-3 Zoo Crew and Goldfish, Tater Tots, Mandarin Orange Sauce. Tuesday, Nov. 30: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Mozzarella Cheese Stix, Whole Grain Toast, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Meatballs and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Diced Peach Sauce, W W Dinner Roll. Give the gift of savings During the holidays the act of giving makes us merry. 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