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with the plat books, with 1898." Larry lained. Helgeson's goal and locate all the in Big Stone County. tog, all the avail- from different consolidate, organize map it. were identified over time, schools even the district number- and of course, lit- all the country schools [ H elgeson. map, and the photos, and whatever to collect about Big schools is displayed at Historical Museum in ntry schools disappear, "es will be preserved attended one of the last m Big Stone #47 had five final year, with Mrs. as teacher. The for good after the 1960- year. mother, Ann (Rothi) for two years in marrying Clarence moving a mile and a #60, still stands, Ann was the clerk t and kept the records of 'the school was closed. Survived with a list of /ers, and the list includes a number school teachers, a memory, from their of 65 school dis- seven were town schools, leaving though they may in operation at the tried to compute how taught in country County, but District #48 and two teachers at as in Odessa township Rothi farm. Schl to close was dis- Artichoke township in the schools can still be original locations, but moved and used as or homes. The radio station (District first of the country area begun in 1872, moved from it's original to. Rumor has it, of Ortonville wanted of being District #I, five years later, and the number from SCHOOL DISTRICT #13 is one of the most recognizable country schools still used in Big Stone County. The school, currently the Artichoke Town Hall is known as the octagon school and is located just north of Highway 12 east of Ortonville on County Road 25. the KDIO school. School District #27 was moved to the fair grounds in Clinton and acts as an office for the Fair Board. "It would be great to add personal recollections and pictures to the infor- mation and locations, said Helgeson. "I know there are lots of people in this county who went to country school. To record their memories would add a lot to the display and leave a record of what it was like growing up in this area." Christmas (Cootinued from page 1) selections will continue until a winner is present, with each non- present winner receiving $50, so that all the remaining scrip will be distributed. All money will be given away in scrip, which is redeemable at participating firms, who will, in turn redeem their scrip at the Independent. Registration for the drawing can also take place at The Ortonville Independent office for those interested in participating without making a purchase. They can register once per week at the Independent to be eligible for the giveaway. The complete list of promotion, sponsors can be found in a two-page ad inside this issue. Rules for registration can also be found in the ad, in addition to being posted on all registration boxes at participating businesses. Stores open nights and Sundays Ortonville and Big Stone City stores will be open Dec. 16 - 20 and 23 until 8 p.m. for shopping convenience during the Christmas season. Most stores will be open Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9-5, and 9-5 every Saturday after until Christmas. Also, some stores will be open Sundays Dec. 1 and 8 and most stores will be open Sundays Dec. 15 and 22. And for those last-minute gifts, most will also be open on Christmas eve from noon to 4 p.m. Shoppers can easily identify the firms participating in this year's Christmas Bucks program with large, colorful signs stating, "Register Here" displayed in window fronts and at the counters of those firms taking part. Signs will be displayed for the duration of the promotion. Santa GaB and Guys spreading good cheer Santa Gals will be spreading good cheer again this holiday season as most Ortonyille and Big Stone City --firms will be helping support the JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS NO MONEY DOWN NO INTEREST For l Year on Everything in the store!' Friday, Nov. 29 & Saturday, Nov. 80 f:ree : Brand Source" 11 Piece C00kware Set with the purchase of ang gJhirlpooP Range Priced $599 and up* with the purchase of ang tghirlpooP Dishwasher $44g and up* • See store for devils. Free 12-month supplg of Tide" HE Laundnj Detergent Coupons by mall with the purchase of ang Whirlpool • Calypso® or Duet" washer 8 drger pair* BIJllgglla#cer,, InlllHre ,g £1eclro#ics Oualll I'gr No Mm#eW gOWll ,g No Igteres£ nmimum puctm €299. see ato 1o details. MUbank, SD•1/2BiockNofRreltail•605.432-6491 •1-800.43.5-2612 v-'.. annual Ortonville Independent Santa Gal promotion. For more than 30 years, Santa Gals have been dressed in their holiday attire, passing out goodies and giving help and tips to area shoppers. Returning with them this year are Santa Guys, sporting top hats and cloaks'. A complete list of Santa Gal sponsors can be found on a page ad inside this issue, along with a Santa will be at The Dancing Bean from 11-3 on St. Nicholas Day, Dec. 14, which is hosted by the Ortonviile firemen. Children are invited to visit Santa and get a bag of goodies, and tell the jolly old soul what they want for Christmas. calendar of events for the season. Carriage rides will once again be given on Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. along Ortonville's Main Street. Everyone is invited to a Christmas Fantasy World at The Dancing Bean, from 9-5 on Saturday, Dec. 7 and noon to 4 on Sunday, Dec. 8. Individuals, families and organizations can decorate their trees or tables for the holidays. Homeowners whether in town or in the country are encouraged to decorate with lights this Christmas and make the area a County of Lights. The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a lighting contest. Winners will receive Chamber scrip. First place will win $100, second place - $75, third place - $50 and fourth through sixth place will each win $25 in scrip. Share the spirit of Christmas by helping your neighbor decorate and illuminating your own home Sponsors for the lighting contest include General Services of Ortonville, The Chamber's Retail Committee and Wells Fargo Bank of Big Stone City, SD. See ads inside this issue for details on this year's Christmas scrip money giveaway and the many other activities going on this holiday season. Practice (Continued from page I) Longnecker back to Ortonville is required for all students in both years of the curriculum at the Duluth med- ical school and is designed to support and reinforce the student's interest in family medicine and rural practice. Over the course of the year, Longnecker will observe on three occasions how Dr. DeLage balances his various professional and personal responsibilities. She will be able to discuss rural medicine with the Doctor, as they meet with patients. The program has proven very suc- cessful in encouraging medical stu- dents to practice in rural and small towns throughout Minnesota. Both Drs. Ron Beyer and Brian DeLage are graduates of the program in Duluth. Longnecker is a recipient of a Family Practice scholarship from the Big Stone Health Care Foundation, and hopes to return to the area after completing her residency. This program encourages medical students to look early at the advantages and opportunities in rural practice," said DeLage. "The UofM/Duluth Medical School has been tremendous- ly successful in training family physi- cians for rural Minnesota." Ottertail (Continued from page 1) erated, natural oil, as well as coal. Currently, the Big Stone City plant generates 450 megawatt's of power. If the new plant is built, it will be capable of producing 600 megawatts, but will be almost a carbon copy of the existing plant. Due to improved technology, the new plant would consume about the same amount of water and fuel, but produce more. Success with the par- ticulate emissions demonstration will also enhance Ottertail's proposal, as " We've proven to be one of the clean- '. est plants in the country," said Rolfes. If Ottertail is successful in secur- ing the Xcel's business, construction would begin in two years. According to Rolfes, "It takes two years to corn- plete the permit process. Construction would be a three year process and wc would expect to be in operation by 2008." When the study for expansion was first proposed two-year's ago, the Ortonville Independent reported that an estimated 70{)jobs would be treat- County HRA Dec. meet set Dec• 5th Big Stone County's Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, regular monthly board meeting for the month of December has been changed to: Thursday, Dec. 5th at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Lakeside Apartments. Congratulations BOB and BONNIE on your GOLDEN WEDDING Anniversary! Christmas Available Friday, Nov. 29th We have Fresh Cut (3 ft. to 9 ft.) trees to choose from. Frazier Fur, Balsam, White & Scotch Pine, Colorado Spruce Christmas Tree Hours: Mon.-Fri, 9-6 • Sat. 9-4 • Sun 1-4 5 Lawn Care & Landscaping N. Hwy. 15 Mdbank, SD 605-432-6 13 Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm • Sun 1:00-4:00pro STMAS THIS YEAR... by winning an old fashioned RADIO FLYER RED WAGON from MINNWEST BANK Enter your name in our drawing every time you bring in a non-perishable food item to the bank for the Big Stone County Food Shelf. MINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP 21 Southeast Second Street * Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone 320-839-2568 • MoneyLine 1-888-616-2265 26, 2002 iNDEPENDENT Page 3