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ays zn GETTING DOLLED UP for an Ortonville Crazy Day promotion are the late Helen McPherson of JoLee's Jewelry and "YOU GUESS" on the right. From the "puckered" look on his lips you'd think Helen was about to plant a kiss, no? We'll never know! FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 29, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 27, 2001 Ortonville's City Council voted to allow Mayor-elect David Dinnel to assume the office of mayor immediately at its regular meeting last Monday. Children from Ortonville School did their part for the America's Fund for Afghan Children, raising $262 as well as writing and drawing about their feelings on the situation there. Trojans boys basketball team captains are seniors Pete Ross, Ross Wiegman, Tanner Radermacher and Nate Thompson. Captains of the OHS wrestling team for 2001-2002 are Stuart Stone, Joe Karels andBlake Schmieg. The Annual Eidskog Youth League Hymn Sing will be held area Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 26, 1986 Last month, a major job was completed at the Big Stone Power Plant substation with replacement of a 230 kv air blast circuit breaker. This project involved Big Stone Plant, System Engineering and Substation Construction and Maintenance employees at Otter Tail Power. An open house is set for this Friday, Nov. 28, at Ortonville's newest business, The Social Center, located in the building just across from the Etectrik Maid Bakery on main street. Jim and Darlene Loeschke are owner-operators of the Center. Gerald Hanratty, who joined the U.S. Postal Service as a Distribution Clerk at Ortonville in 1980, will be appointed Postmaster at Big Stone City, SD. He has been a Distribution Clerk at Ortonville until his appointment as Postmaster. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Sherod, Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. David McLaughlin, Ortonville. 50 YEARS AGO Nov. 30, 1961 Bob Kowitz was honored for 50 years in the Masons last Monday. Home building in Ortonville hasn't been at the previous year's pace, but an estimated $181,000 in new housing has occurred in the city. Conrad's Car Sales is the new Rambler dealer in Ortonville. Instructors for farm classes will be R. H. Hoberg and Lyle Tobin. There are few races in the coun- ty village elections to be held Tuesday. The only contest for mayor in Big Stone County is Odessa where incumbent Herman Ellingson is being opposed by From the files of the Ortonville Independent LeRoy Strei. 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 27, 1941 Dale and Dean Knoll, the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Knoll of Correll, are among the students. listed in the 1941-42 issue of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." This is the second year the Knoll twins have been given the honor. Twenty-five new books of fic- tion, 23 non-fiction volumes and 40 books for children, 88 in all, have been added to the shelves of the Ortonville Public Library. Claude Shellenbarger, Jr. of Odessa has joined the staff at the Northwestern State Bank as book- keeper. He takes the place of Francis R. Mulcahy. The Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton will celebrate its 60th anniversary this Sunday with two services. The Elim congregation was organized in 1881 but the first church structure was not built until 1889. r This column sponsored in part by I Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring -- Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortonville, MN 56278 320.839-2631 J qui Learn the geology of the region and then ski it first-hand at a special "Rock and Ski" event at Lac qui Parle State Park on Dec. 3 and 10. This two-part course will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The mornings will be spent discussing major geologic events of the state and region recorded in the rocks. Topics will include the collision of the continents some 2.5 billion years ago as docu- mented by rocks of the Minnesota River Valley, mountain building and the St. Cloud granites, continental rifting and the vol- canic rocks of the North Shore, sandstone and other shallow sea deposits in southeastern Minnesota. Bring a sack lunch to eat at noon and then spend the afternoon cross country skiing in the park. If there is not enough snow to ski, the group will hike. There is no charge for the class, but vehicles entering the park are required to have a state park permit ($5 daily or $25 year-round), which can be purchased at the park. Group size is limited to 50 people and regis- tration is required. Call Cara Greger at Lac qui Parle State Park, 320-734- 4450, ext. 225, for more information or to register. Lac qui Parle State Park is approx- imately one half mile north of Watson on U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 7, then west on Chippewa County Road 13. For more informa- tion on the park, visit state_parksklac_qui_parle. By Adelaide Kirchberg Brian, Maggie and Alex Schuelke of Lennox, SD spent Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19 at the Ray Schuelke home. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke were among guests that attended the surprise 80th birthday celebration at the Milbank Visitors Center on Sunday afternoon Nov. 20 in honor of Ray Wollschlager. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schmieg entertained the Longhenry family's on Sunday, Nov. 20 for an early Thanksgiving. Laurie Zemple of Aurora, CO spent Nov. 18 until 19 at the Bud Radermacher home for aclassmate visit of school years. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Karels and family of Breckenridge were Thursday evening until Friday, Nov. 18 guests at the Kay Karels home and attended the Albert Hoffman funeral on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Luke Hoeppner and Hannah of Rochester spent Nov. 18 weekend at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs Keith Hoffman and attended the funeral of grandfather Albert Hoffman on Friday, Nov. 18 at St. Joseph's church and cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman spent Nov. 18 weekend in Bismark, ND at the home of their daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Richtor and attended the confirmation of their daughter Angela. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Volkenant were Sunday, Nov. 20 guests at the Travis Volkenant home in honor of their twins Sara and Riley second birthday's. Scott Holbur family of Sioux Falls spent Nov. 19 weekend at the Tom Pillatzki home. First snow in the four to seven inch amounts with blizzard conditions on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, but forecast for warmer weather for Thanksgiving week came and fields are getting the moisture with temps in over 40 degrees. Randy Wittnebel was not present when his name was called for $20 at the drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Next weeks drawing will be for $40. I By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co.honorably in the military-in wartime In other news. / Americ..a n Heart ation , WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE Veteran Service Officer The Big Stone County Veterans Service Office hours are from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. My office phone number is (320) 839-6398. What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who serviced or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank Jiving veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served-not only those who died-have sacrificed and done their duty. Are red poppies worn on Veterans Day, and where can I obtain them? The wearing of poppies in honor of America's war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day, not Veterans Day. The practice of wearing of poppies takes its origin from the poem "In Flanders Fields," written in 1915 by John McCrae. For information on how to obtain poppies for use on Memorial Day, contact a veterans service organization, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) or The American Legion, as a number of veterans organizations distribute poppies annually on Memorial Day. Are you a veteran or veteran's Minnesotasurviving and spouse are inWh needresides of opticalin .... i:::I ....................................... IS::: :: and/or dental services? The Min.nesota Department of Veterans Affairs has a benefit called the State Soldiers Assistance Program (SSAP) that is unique to the State of Minnesota. If your gross monthly income is $1,645.00 or less for a single veteran or surviving spouse call me. If you gross monthly income is $1,950.00 or less for a veteran and their spouse, or a veteran or surviving spouse with one dependent call me. Other qualifications for the SSAP optical and dental benefits include: discharged under honorable conditions and served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more; must be a Minnesota resident as defined by MN statute 197.05(b); and lastly, meeting the asset limits. 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