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OF THE KOREAN WAR were honored at a special ceremony held last Saturday night at the Big American Legion. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Those so honored above. Back row, left to right, you see front row, left to right, are Bob Ross, Jack Cloos, Milo Dan Schmieg, Larry Roggenbuck, George Smith, Wilfred Adelman. Back row, left to right are "Beef" 'ne Koehntopp, Herb Streich, Derald Hay, Floyd Grabow, Jr., Alvin Iwerks. Not pqctured is Jim took the photo. w '.h! i Chr,stensen .a/al services for Mrs. Clifford ""hristensen 78, of Big Stone ill be held' I at 10:30 ITuesday, Eth, 2003, merican n Church Ilk. I passed v. 19th at Y Saints in Salt UT. IIting at the services will be Ir,aig Werling and Janine Rew lOrganist will be LaVona Van l.Vccal trio, Howard LaMee, fin and Shirley Thorson will by Elaine Hallberg. Area Community sing. Interment will be i.n Ortonville. will be James M. Arlin Angerhofer, Daniel ., Douglas and Davnd Zeek, miami A. and James E. Alyea.  library pallbearers will be the l'bo Club and the Big Stone ,. unity Chorus. 10n was Monday from 5 to 8 ' Mundwiler Funeral Home /ne hour prior to the services ' y, 'Yi'lda Wirkus was born Nov. - _,m Nassau, the daughter of e lt'd Hilda Wirkus. ,ended grammar school in d graduated from Marietta .llool in 1943. Following vP n, she attended Madison Normal Teachers Training in Madison, followed by two years at Wortburgh College in Waverly, IA. She also attended Moorhead State College in Moorhead. On June 19, 1955, she married Clifford Christensen. Following marriage, they lived on the family farm south of Big Stone City, later moving into Big Stone City. Ileen taught school for 39 years in the schools of Boyd, Revillo, SD, Milbank, SD, and Big Stone City, SD She also taught in rural schools in Lac qui Parle County. She retired from teaching in 1990. Ileen was a member of the American Lutheran church in Milbank. She sang with the Big Stone Area Community Chorus and was a member of the Chat-and-Do Club The 4-H program was also a very important part of her, and her children's life. She assisted many area youth with a variety of 4-H activities and was recognized, along with Clifford, as one of Grant County's Friends of 4-H. Survivors include her husband, Clifford, a son and his wife, Roger and Sandy Christensen of Big Stone City; two daughters, Linda and husband Troy Asher of Boise, Idaho, and Janel and husband Paul Andrews of Jerome, Idaho. Also eight grandchildren, and a brother, Merlin Wirkus of Marietta. Ileen was preceded in death by her parents. The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements. Our Wildlife and Fish cannot survive unless our Big Stone Lake is pollution free! Please do your part. ., =, i Auxiliary notes I By Joyce Scherer, Secretary American Legion Auxiliary Notes by Joyce Scherer American Legion Auxiliary Gertje Van Lith Unit 229 met at 7:30 pm on Nov 11, 2003 at Legion Club. 14 members present. Lunch was provided by Unit. President called meeting to order. Secretary's report read and approved. Treasurer reported balance of $1,190.45 as of Oct 31. Rehab - Arvilla reported that 141 gifts valued at $891.00 have been sent to Hot Springs Veteran Home for Christmas. Children and Youth - Janice was i given $50.00 for cookies for the I faculties of Big Stone and Ortonville in observance of Education Week. Jr. Activity - Jrs will be singing in Legion program on Nov. 15. Dispatch - From the Dispatch WlC voucher pickup for Dec. Dec. 2: Ortonville Countryside Office - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Dec. 4: Madison Prairie Five Meeting Room - 9 a.m. to I p.m. Dec. 18: Appleton Armory - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You won't be penalized going over 55. nesotans age 55 and over are ' [!!!ifxd w, th few chomes for affordable  [i dental insurance. In response to /i " I this community need, Delta Dental " Plan of Minnesota is pleased to introduce SingularDentaL Plans begin at $15.15 a month and your benefits are effective immediately. If you are 55 or over call us at 1-800-704-6993 or log on to www.deltadentalmn.org. This limited enrollment offer expires on December 31, 2003. A " Serving the needs of Minnesota for more Delta Dental Plan d Minnesota than 30 years. Tlds  an inCdtalton to Iltl  ularlmtal. Ihfoco dookll to , lam rNd tt s In oor encalmaot kit . Co-14te d,ll= am Wkatl in b' Dental 8eneffl Ptan Summary you'H mcelw vd your vvoome packet O 2003 Delta Denial Plan of Minnesota several-issues are facing the Legion such as America and Its service members and veterans, Legion membership, flag protection and VA CARES process. Poppy - no report Community Service - no Report Calendars - Thus far on calendar delivery Unit has netted $254.72. Membership - At 110 - goal is 115. Thank you read from Ruth Hansen on flowers she received. Letter from Joan Anderson read. She wants us to keep on membership to get to goal. She Ias plans to visit our unit in December. Old business - Decorating for' Veterans supper will be Friday, 9 a.m. Difference Day - Lunch for Habitat still to be done. New business - Northridge needs calls on Friday, Nov. 14th for November birthday party. Louella and Lamoine to do the angel foods others to be furnished by Virginia, Alnora Elayne, Janice and Joyce. Decorating a day room at Northridge will be Tuesday, Dec 2nd at 1:30 pm. Christmas party at next meeting means a Gift Exchange ($3.00 to $5.00) Hostesses will be Lorrayne Karn, Elayne Fahlgren and Shirley Voeltz. Once again, we are overwhelmed and very grateful for the Big Stone County community for the generous support shown at our annual auction and supper. John Baker and Buster Skallerud donated their services as auctioneers and added a festive element to the night. Many are people volunteered their time and talents to make several pieces into unique and beautifiJI items: Suzy Dinnel, April Mathison, Vicki and Ken Zenk, Julie Rebehn, Dani Karsky - we appreciate you. Thanks to Kim Rollie for the cross- stitch piece, Bob Gustafson for the lovely crosses, Delores Hall for the blanket sets and to Brent Olson for the tables. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Swift/Big Stone Chapter 31319 played a large part in making our night successful. Members donates bars, worked long hours before, during and after the sale, and the chapter will alm i)rovide supplemental funds. Thank you. IVany thanks to the Main Street Industries Board of Directors who donated salads and helped during and after the sale, and to our friends and families for their continued hep and support A very special thank you goes to the clients of Main Street Industries who worked throughout the year to get everything ready. Most Sincerely, Robin Olson, Joanne Vangsness, Janet Hedge, Don Vangsness, Arleen Athey, Carol Thorson, Karrie Findlay, Lisa Sayles and Laurie Issendoff. I I ..... FEATURING NEW BIG STONE Lr00KE !00REA .... RESIDENTS er(.. Christine and Emma Peterson having lived in a small community before, Peterson and her daughter Emma, decided Ortonville from Fargo, ND almost exact- ago, in November of 2001. up in Rochester, and I remember being JUst run around the neighborhood with my When it was time for me to go home, my ring a bell, and that was how I knew ," said Christine. "You just can't in Fargo, and I wanted the same thing for Petersons had some friends who lived in tile, and became familiar with the town them. "The hills reminded me a lot of er, and we always thought, it was such a 11, friendly, small community, said Christine. /ly after moving to Ortonville, Christine was I a job as the Director/Teacher at Kid s m, where she has been working ever since. lilly love all the kids," said Christine. "I would IlrJhing for any of them, and I would not ever sk, do anything else its"  Christine and Emma have been very active Jteornmunity since moving here. Both are at New Life Community Baptist chuVe. nally, Christine is a member of the Ladies of . I ne Lake and is in charge of the Saturday read- IJ E ram at the Ortonville Library. Emma partic-  in elementary basketball, as well as gymnas- 1 softball throu gram. Both Petersons also enjoy participating in outdoor activities, and frequently visit the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge and Bonanza State Park, where they hike through trails and enjoy mother nature They also enjoy fishing on Big Stone Lake. Christine has recently taken on a new project to paint the exterior of her house. Emma also enjoys babysitting, and often helps out at Kid's Kingdom, where she loves to be around the kids. The Petersons also have two male cats; a Siamese/ Burma cross, a Burmese, named Anders, and a mixed-breed cat named Sam I Am. Anders was part of the family before they moved to Ortonville, and Christine and Emma found Sam along Big Stone Lake as a stray. "Sam was so small when we found him, he looked like a kitten. He is actually older than Anders. So, we took him home, cleaned him up, and he has been incredibly spoiled ever since," said Christine. She also mentioned that Sam's name does, in fact, stem from a Dr. Suess book. "Our cats are part of the family," said Emma. "We enjoy almost any kind of animal, except for snakes, or anything like that. Basically, we love anything with fur." Christine and Emma are happy to be part of the Ortonville community, and look forward to living here for a long time. "My mom and dad even gave me a bell to put on the front of my home, but I am gh the Summer Recreation pro- still hoping for their bell someday," said Christine. 6:i1  t0a . . CHRISTINA AND EMMA PETERSON are happy to be a part of the Ortonville community after livin in #ld Series sponsored by Mmnwest Bank Fargo, ND for many.years. They are pictured above, along with their two cats. Emma (at left) is holding S m, :, . boo andChristine (at right) is holding Anders. lar "- .... " " ' ........... % The turkey's stuffed, the table's set and now all that's missing is our best wishes. Please accept a generous helping of our gratitude and enjoy the day! MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC MINNWEST BANK GROUP 320-839-2568 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 www.minnwestbank.com 00INDEPENDENT i'ov. 25, 2003 Page 9 OF THE KOREAN WAR were honored at a special ceremony held last Saturday night at the Big American Legion. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Those so honored above. Back row, left to right, you see front row, left to right, are Bob Ross, Jack Cloos, Milo Dan Schmieg, Larry Roggenbuck, George Smith, Wilfred Adelman. Back row, left to right are "Beef" 'ne Koehntopp, Herb Streich, Derald Hay, Floyd Grabow, Jr., Alvin Iwerks. Not pqctured is Jim took the photo. w '.h! i Chr,stensen .a/al services for Mrs. Clifford ""hristensen 78, of Big Stone ill be held' I at 10:30 ITuesday, Eth, 2003, merican n Church Ilk. I passed v. 19th at Y Saints in Salt UT. IIting at the services will be Ir,aig Werling and Janine Rew lOrganist will be LaVona Van l.Vccal trio, Howard LaMee, fin and Shirley Thorson will by Elaine Hallberg. Area Community sing. Interment will be i.n Ortonville. will be James M. Arlin Angerhofer, Daniel ., Douglas and Davnd Zeek, miami A. and James E. Alyea.  library pallbearers will be the l'bo Club and the Big Stone ,. unity Chorus. 10n was Monday from 5 to 8 ' Mundwiler Funeral Home /ne hour prior to the services ' y, 'Yi'lda Wirkus was born Nov. - _,m Nassau, the daughter of e lt'd Hilda Wirkus. ,ended grammar school in d graduated from Marietta .llool in 1943. Following vP n, she attended Madison Normal Teachers Training in Madison, followed by two years at Wortburgh College in Waverly, IA. She also attended Moorhead State College in Moorhead. On June 19, 1955, she married Clifford Christensen. Following marriage, they lived on the family farm south of Big Stone City, later moving into Big Stone City. Ileen taught school for 39 years in the schools of Boyd, Revillo, SD, Milbank, SD, and Big Stone City, SD She also taught in rural schools in Lac qui Parle County. She retired from teaching in 1990. Ileen was a member of the American Lutheran church in Milbank. She sang with the Big Stone Area Community Chorus and was a member of the Chat-and-Do Club The 4-H program was also a very important part of her, and her children's life. She assisted many area youth with a variety of 4-H activities and was recognized, along with Clifford, as one of Grant County's Friends of 4-H. Survivors include her husband, Clifford, a son and his wife, Roger and Sandy Christensen of Big Stone City; two daughters, Linda and husband Troy Asher of Boise, Idaho, and Janel and husband Paul Andrews of Jerome, Idaho. Also eight grandchildren, and a brother, Merlin Wirkus of Marietta. Ileen was preceded in death by her parents. The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank is in charge of the arrangements. Our Wildlife and Fish cannot survive unless our Big Stone Lake is pollution free! Please do your part. ., =, i Auxiliary notes I By Joyce Scherer, Secretary American Legion Auxiliary Notes by Joyce Scherer American Legion Auxiliary Gertje Van Lith Unit 229 met at 7:30 pm on Nov 11, 2003 at Legion Club. 14 members present. Lunch was provided by Unit. President called meeting to order. Secretary's report read and approved. Treasurer reported balance of $1,190.45 as of Oct 31. Rehab - Arvilla reported that 141 gifts valued at $891.00 have been sent to Hot Springs Veteran Home for Christmas. Children and Youth - Janice was i given $50.00 for cookies for the I faculties of Big Stone and Ortonville in observance of Education Week. Jr. Activity - Jrs will be singing in Legion program on Nov. 15. Dispatch - From the Dispatch WlC voucher pickup for Dec. Dec. 2: Ortonville Countryside Office - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Dec. 4: Madison Prairie Five Meeting Room - 9 a.m. to I p.m. Dec. 18: Appleton Armory - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You won't be penalized going over 55. nesotans age 55 and over are ' [!!!ifxd w, th few chomes for affordable  [i dental insurance. In response to /i " I this community need, Delta Dental " Plan of Minnesota is pleased to introduce SingularDentaL Plans begin at $15.15 a month and your benefits are effective immediately. If you are 55 or over call us at 1-800-704-6993 or log on to www.deltadentalmn.org. This limited enrollment offer expires on December 31, 2003. A " Serving the needs of Minnesota for more Delta Dental Plan d Minnesota than 30 years. Tlds  an inCdtalton to Iltl  ularlmtal. Ihfoco dookll to , lam rNd tt s In oor encalmaot kit . Co-14te d,ll= am Wkatl in b' Dental 8eneffl Ptan Summary you'H mcelw vd your vvoome packet O 2003 Delta Denial Plan of Minnesota several-issues are facing the Legion such as America and Its service members and veterans, Legion membership, flag protection and VA CARES process. Poppy - no report Community Service - no Report Calendars - Thus far on calendar delivery Unit has netted $254.72. Membership - At 110 - goal is 115. Thank you read from Ruth Hansen on flowers she received. Letter from Joan Anderson read. She wants us to keep on membership to get to goal. She Ias plans to visit our unit in December. Old business - Decorating for' Veterans supper will be Friday, 9 a.m. Difference Day - Lunch for Habitat still to be done. New business - Northridge needs calls on Friday, Nov. 14th for November birthday party. Louella and Lamoine to do the angel foods others to be furnished by Virginia, Alnora Elayne, Janice and Joyce. Decorating a day room at Northridge will be Tuesday, Dec 2nd at 1:30 pm. Christmas party at next meeting means a Gift Exchange ($3.00 to $5.00) Hostesses will be Lorrayne Karn, Elayne Fahlgren and Shirley Voeltz. Once again, we are overwhelmed and very grateful for the Big Stone County community for the generous support shown at our annual auction and supper. John Baker and Buster Skallerud donated their services as auctioneers and added a festive element to the night. Many are people volunteered their time and talents to make several pieces into unique and beautifiJI items: Suzy Dinnel, April Mathison, Vicki and Ken Zenk, Julie Rebehn, Dani Karsky - we appreciate you. Thanks to Kim Rollie for the cross- stitch piece, Bob Gustafson for the lovely crosses, Delores Hall for the blanket sets and to Brent Olson for the tables. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Swift/Big Stone Chapter 31319 played a large part in making our night successful. Members donates bars, worked long hours before, during and after the sale, and the chapter will alm i)rovide supplemental funds. Thank you. IVany thanks to the Main Street Industries Board of Directors who donated salads and helped during and after the sale, and to our friends and families for their continued hep and support A very special thank you goes to the clients of Main Street Industries who worked throughout the year to get everything ready. Most Sincerely, Robin Olson, Joanne Vangsness, Janet Hedge, Don Vangsness, Arleen Athey, Carol Thorson, Karrie Findlay, Lisa Sayles and Laurie Issendoff. I I ..... FEATURING NEW BIG STONE Lr00KE !00REA .... RESIDENTS er(.. Christine and Emma Peterson having lived in a small community before, Peterson and her daughter Emma, decided Ortonville from Fargo, ND almost exact- ago, in November of 2001. up in Rochester, and I remember being JUst run around the neighborhood with my When it was time for me to go home, my ring a bell, and that was how I knew ," said Christine. "You just can't in Fargo, and I wanted the same thing for Petersons had some friends who lived in tile, and became familiar with the town them. "The hills reminded me a lot of er, and we always thought, it was such a 11, friendly, small community, said Christine. /ly after moving to Ortonville, Christine was I a job as the Director/Teacher at Kid s m, where she has been working ever since. lilly love all the kids," said Christine. "I would IlrJhing for any of them, and I would not ever sk, do anything else its"  Christine and Emma have been very active Jteornmunity since moving here. Both are at New Life Community Baptist chuVe. nally, Christine is a member of the Ladies of . I ne Lake and is in charge of the Saturday read- IJ E ram at the Ortonville Library. Emma partic-  in elementary basketball, as well as gymnas- 1 softball throu gram. Both Petersons also enjoy participating in outdoor activities, and frequently visit the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge and Bonanza State Park, where they hike through trails and enjoy mother nature They also enjoy fishing on Big Stone Lake. Christine has recently taken on a new project to paint the exterior of her house. Emma also enjoys babysitting, and often helps out at Kid's Kingdom, where she loves to be around the kids. The Petersons also have two male cats; a Siamese/ Burma cross, a Burmese, named Anders, and a mixed-breed cat named Sam I Am. Anders was part of the family before they moved to Ortonville, and Christine and Emma found Sam along Big Stone Lake as a stray. "Sam was so small when we found him, he looked like a kitten. He is actually older than Anders. So, we took him home, cleaned him up, and he has been incredibly spoiled ever since," said Christine. She also mentioned that Sam's name does, in fact, stem from a Dr. Suess book. "Our cats are part of the family," said Emma. "We enjoy almost any kind of animal, except for snakes, or anything like that. Basically, we love anything with fur." Christine and Emma are happy to be part of the Ortonville community, and look forward to living here for a long time. "My mom and dad even gave me a bell to put on the front of my home, but I am gh the Summer Recreation pro- still hoping for their bell someday," said Christine. 6:i1  t0a . . CHRISTINA AND EMMA PETERSON are happy to be a part of the Ortonville community after livin in #ld Series sponsored by Mmnwest Bank Fargo, ND for many.years. They are pictured above, along with their two cats. Emma (at left) is holding S m, :, . boo andChristine (at right) is holding Anders. lar "- .... " " ' ........... % The turkey's stuffed, the table's set and now all that's missing is our best wishes. Please accept a generous helping of our gratitude and enjoy the day! MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE Member FDIC MINNWEST BANK GROUP 320-839-2568 21 Southeast Second Street Ortonville MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 www.minnwestbank.com 00INDEPENDENT i'ov. 25, 2003 Page 9