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Good old days in the Ortonville area IT WAS SOME YEARS AGO when this photo was taken of Kevin Backstrand, owner-operator for years of Pro Auto in Ortonville. FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 23, 2010 10 YEARS AGO NOV. 21,2000 Construction on Ortonville's First Street is winding down due to the on coming winter. The two block stretch of First Street from Atlantic Avenue to Jackson Avenue is now open to local traffic only and is gravel surfaced. The two block section from Atlantic Avenue to Niagra Avenue is going to remain closed for this winter. Three seats on Ortonville's Board of Education were filled fol- lowing the Nov. 7 election, as incumbents Marlowe Klepel and Kathi Thymian were re-elected. Write-in candidate Brent Zahrbock won the third seat. United Appeal volunteers kicked off its first fund drive since 1995. Donations collected totaled $11,500, exceeding the group goal of $10,000 in United Appeal's first i drive. Front door delivery can be had from the Cenex C-Store in Ortonville with a minimum $7 order of Piccadilly pizza or subs. Your purchase, along with any other in stock items from the store, will be delivered to your front door. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 20, 1985 Mark Jorgenson, who had been working out of Pro Auto in Ortonville, has now opened his own shop in a new location at his home on Hwy. 12. Mark has seven years experience in body work. His place is now called Jorgenson Auto Body. Mike Hunt, Ortonville, has been selected by the Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District for the district aide position. He will be in charge of the district tree program and will be working for the district on other conservation activities in the county. A girl was born to Charles and Peggy Kranz, Bellingham; a boy to Ronald and Brenda Kaihai, Ortonville; and a girl to Gary and Dona Speth, Big Stone City. Grand openings this week are set for Sunshine Floral and Hilltop 76 in Ortonville. Owners of Sunshine Floral are Paul and Mary Taffe. Owner-operator of the com- pletely remodeled Hilltop 76 is Dan Goergen. 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 24, 1960 Jeanne's Beauty Shop has moved to a new location on main street located next to Brown's Jewelry Store. Open house is set for Walt and Ed's for Saturday, Nov. 26. Motorists are advised by Allen Simonson, deputy registrar, that 1961 tabs are now available. Coach Mikkelson is preparing his squad for the opener in basket- ball Saturday against Milbank here. Mrs. Dave Lantis of Big Stone City reports that there is a dande- lion in full bloom near her door steps. This area is enjoying a very nice fall season. 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 21, 1940 Weighing nearly 100 pounds, an anchor was found frozen in Big Stone Lake Wednesday following the blizzard and high windstorm of Armistice Day. Jim Davidson, Jr. of Beardsley found it. The anchor had a chain nearly 20 feet long attached to it. It is believed to be that of an early day craft. Amateur boxers from several towns in the 20th District Golden Gloves area will take part in a big pre-tournament boxing program to ' .2S; ' "-. t% ,. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files o! the Ortonville Ireperlent be held at the Ortonville High School auditorium Thursday, Nov. 28. Twenty eight amateurs have registered. Frank Schad, owner of Ortonville's Gamble store, announces that an open house of toys and gifts will be held next Friday, Nov. 22. Children accom- panied by parents will receive free gifts. Illegal nets placed in Big Stone Lake by outlaw fishermen believed, to be from Browns Valley were brought to view by the storm of last Monday with the result that more than $200 of the equipment was destroyed when discovered by Game Warden Hugo Wicklund of this city. Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. John Drobny of Humbolt, SD were Friday afternoon Nov. 12 visitors at the Mrs. Julie Henrich home. NOv. 13 weekend visitors at the Jerry Adelman home were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Adelman and sons of Graceville, Lexi Adelman of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Adelman and family. Alan Schuelke of Montevideo, Brian Schuelke family of Lennox, SD the Mandley Davis family of Sioux Falls were Nov. 13 weekend guests at the Roy Schuelke home. Mrs. Josh Moen and Carter of Milan were Friday overnight Nov. 12 and Saturday guests at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rademacher were Friday, Nov. 12 visitors at the Lawrence Reiffenberger home. Mrs. Dennis Rademacher, Mrs. Julie Henrich and Alice Stolpman were among folks that attended the Milltones Concert in Blue Cloud on Sunday afternoon Nov. 14, 2010. Laura Fuxa of McCook Lake, SD spent Friday, Nov. 12 until Nov. 15 at the home of her parents Bernie Kirchberg. Sunday, Nov. 14 brunch guests at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home were Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg and Mrs. Don Fuxa. Additional afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mork. Barbara Karels of Paynesville spent Nov. 13 weekend at the Edward Karels home. Mrs. Larry Weiderhoeft of New Ulm spent Sunday, Nov. 14 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mrs. Julie Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henrich, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrich and Mrs. Val Rademacher attended the funeral of their nephew and cousin Don Henrich in Spooner, WI on Thursday, Nov. 11,2010. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd were Nov. 13 weekend guests at the Martin Millerbernd home in Omaha, NE and helped their daughter Maggie celebrate her fifth birthday. Breanna, Emma and Nathan Rademacher of Shelby, SD spent Nov. 13 weekend at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Radermacher. Mr. and Mrs. John Paul Adelman and family of Roseburg, OR arrived at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman on Saturday, Nov. 13 to spend two weeks. Twenty senior citizens enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving pot luck dinner at St. Joseph's School on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. After the Pledge of Allegiance the table prayer was said and the happy birthday was sung for Ann Schmieg and Joann Krakow having birthday's in November. Bingo, cards and visiting in the afternoon. Dec. 21 is the next pot luck. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg, Gene Schmieg and Rosie Schmieg visited with their Aunt Blanche Leviest at Northridge on Monday afternoon Nov. 15. Mrs. Ben Alden of Moorhead spent Nov. 13 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher. GREETING ORTONVILLE AND BIG STONE CITY, SD SHOPPERS during the holiday season will be these Santa gals. In front from left to right are Tia Cloos, Erin Meyer, Brooke Hanson and Annie Haukos. Back row left to right are Courtney Ortega, Erica Karnpen and Shannon Koch. Big Stone City News By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Bob and Peg Dunston went to St. Cloud to see their granddaughter Amanda Farag dance in the "Nutcracker" at the Parimount Theater on Friday, Nov. 19. On Saturday, Nov. 20 they took their other granddaughter Marisa Farag to the movies. Karen Kerrick of Ham Lake and Lori Bogenrief of Chanhassen came home on Saturday, Nov. 13 for Marion Larsen's birthday. Trudy Martig and Marion went to Club 7-75 where Karen and Lori surprised Marion. Janet Scoblic of St. Paul came to visit her mother Doris Scoblic for the Nov. 12 weekend. Doris and Janet went out for dinner on Saurday night. Roger and Marilyn Barnhardt went to see their son Jesse in Brookings for the Nov. 12 weekend. Two of Don Haukos' brothers Charlie from Brainerd and Jerry from Alexandria joined Don for deer hunting for the Nov. 12 weekend. Friday night, Nov. 12 Don Haukos and Patti Holtquist attended Tom Stoick's birthday party at his home. They all had a great time. Fun was had by all. Kurt Athey of Brookings came to see his mother Faye Athey the weekend of Nov. 12. On Saturday they went to the Legion for a Veteran's dinner. Tuesday, Nov. 16 Faye Athey went to Brookings and froni there to Sioux Falls with Kurt and daughter-in-law Tammy and granddaughter Brianna. Brianna had a doctor's appointment in Sioux Falls. Recently Joanie Kvidera of Minneapolis visited Jerri Van Hout. Saturday night, Nov. 13 Wade and Cindy Van Dover went out for supper with Kevin and Miranda Cantine. They were surprised when they got home that everything was intact with the thundering herd on the prowl! Sunday evening, Nov. 14 Mexican Sombreros, pinata, and sangria were flowing in a festive evening at the Van Dover house. Paul and Julie Treinen, Roman and Carol Taffe, and Val and Paula Rausch celebrated in Mexican style. Wade's firey corn soup and Cindy's Torte de Almenderra were hits. "Val Rausch won the limbo contest." Imagine that!! FROM DEWEY'S LAWN CARE Trees Available Starting Friday, Nov. 26, 201 O! Freshly Cut 5 to 10 ft. ,Crazier Fur (limited amount) ,Balsam ,Garland Lawn Care & Landscaping available! Lawn Care & Landscaping. N, Hwy. 15 Milbank, SD 605-432-6313 Man -Sat. lO:OOam-6:OOpm Sun l:00-4:00pm ldedicare Eligible? Be sure to join us for our Friday, Nov. 26 & Saturday, Nov. 27 10:OOam-5:OOpm 10:OOam-3:OOpm First 30 customers will receive a FREE Christmas ornament! LARGE SELECTION OF HOME AND HOLIDAY DECOR! Both Days! Deals Throughout the Store! Open Wed.-Fri., lOctm-Spm," STt. IOam-31om Carl for evenings/ LOTS OF CUTE ITEMS FOR ENTERTAINING Homemade Potpourri .Centerpieces & Much More ROLLING ACRES Bouttque 85113 250th St. Beardsley, MN 320.2 . From Beardsley, I mile south on Hwy. 7, 1 mile east on 250th St. MADE TO ORDER... Great for business gifts, family or friends! Fill with candles, wine accessories, lots of food items including spices, mixes and di CALL IN ORDERS WELCOME Free delivery by Christmas! Let me help take the confusion out of the options available. Tom Oakes, agent ..... !ii "" iiiii ........ Stop in or call Tom Oakes Today/ Tom Oakes Agency 40 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 (Conveniently located on Main Street) 320-839-2118 or 800-630-4978 - Licensed in MN and SD - J Page 2b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Nov. 23,2010