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i. i KIDS&apos; KINGDOM students had the opportunity to visit the Big Stone Power Plant Tuesday, 8. While they were there, they saw a movie about the powerplant, went to the top of the building to and saw a fire burning in the furnace. The kids endedthe tour with a visat to the Command T' Pictured above is the afternoon class in the Control Center. (L-R): Ruth Strong, James Erickson, •  Strong, Allison Wehrle, Madeline Larson, Angie Larson, Kayla Giese, Mike Schlueter and Mike Dorry. )r injuries in ge accident ville's Police Department a one vehicle accident ecurred about 8 p.m. Sunday ty Road 30 in Ortonville (known asthe Dike Road.) A 1995 Chevy driven by Amy Speth, 18 of Big Stone City, SD was traveling east on the frost covered road. The driver hit an icy spot, lost control of the vehicle and hit the southwest side of the bridge. There were no passengers in the vehicle with Speth. She was treated at the Ortonville Hospital and released. According to the police, the vehicle was a total loss. VNII*60pIxKi t 81 (320) 839-2718 01d Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Dennis Van Asch last Bellingham News I IIII By Margret Stueckrath 569-243O Wally and Lois Larson enjoyed dinner with grandson Lucas Van Hoorn for Grandparents Day on Nov. 20, at the Bellingham School. Lucas is in the Preppies Class. Miranda Kuchenmeister was a Tuesday afternoon and supper guest at the Wally and Lois Larson home and with Joleen, Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn. Wally and Lois Larson attended the prayer service for Lucille Nelson at the funeral home at Madison on Friday evening. Darrin Larson of St. Cloud was a Friday evening to Sunday afternoon visitor at the home of his parents Wally and Lois Larson. On Sunday, he together with Joleen, Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn, Brent and Michelle Larson of Alex, Judy Williamson of Ortonville and Pastor Davis and Vicky Hall of Madison celebrated Thanksgiving with dinner together. They enjoyed playing Christmas trivia together in the afternoon. Joleen Van Horn, Lucas and Chandler and Lois Larson spent Monday in Watertown visiting and shopping with Mavis Dale. In the evening Lois and Joleen attended the Wednesday. There were no squares in attandance with guests from Sisseton. Upcoming dance will be Dec. 17, with Hank Prasnicki calling. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the I Auxiliary Christmas party at the Auxiliary room in Bellingham. Louisburg Alicia Hanson of Madison and Jean Wiegers of Monte were Thanksgiving Day dinner and lunch guests at the Alan and Ruth Hanson home. Guests of Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson for Thanksgiving were Jim and Yvonne Truckenmiller of Crystal; Ron and Pat Anderson of Milan; LeAnn Stone and Noah; Jeff and Lori Schlueter, Jesse, Kristin and Nicholas; Tony Croatt and Shannon Schlueter. Crystal Dahl was an afternoon visitor. Thanksgiving weekend visitors of Charles and Ihla Thomson were Mike and Beckie May, Liz and Stephen of Aitkin; Rachel and Jenna Galarneau of Chanhassen; Dennis and Janell Thomson, Alexis, Brady and Cody. Thursday guests at Gordon Letrud were Rick and Terry, J.T., Abbey and Bob Johnson and Gary Letrud. Connie Robertson of Eden Prairie was a Saturday overnight guest of Elmo and Lorraine Sorenon. She came to attend the funeral of Lucille Nelson at the Louisburg Lutheran Church on Saturday. Alan and Ruth Hanson attended the 4 p.m. wedding of Lisa Rierson and Paul Axelson, Saturday, Nov. 29th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. Reception was held in Litchfield. Dan, Judy, Tony and Jace Dallman came Saturday to attend the retirement party for Rick Johnson. l I II lll ill Ill I  I I Illll I Ill lib I i I IIll I Illl i I11 I 1/2 Semi Load Midweek! • ORTONVlLLE ONLY • Puzzles. Toys • Art Paper • Real Perfume 2 Tropical Rooms with | I Reading Glasses w/Case • Dog Bones • Stationery I Legg's Bras & Panties • Booties, Socks, Tights Waste Baskets • Seashells • Cosmetic Boxes | 9 ft. Extension Cords • 30-50 ct. Tissue Paper I Disney Gift Bags • Picture Frames • Serving Trays! ........ i I I I I Tanning Beds I TERRIFIC SPECIALS - LIMITED "rIME I 20% OFF I CRACKED HANDS OR FEET? ! Handcrafledaehaarkltems | HAND or FOOT BALM with VITAMIN E i 3-Way TOUCH LAMPS | and GLOVES - Works great, t i S 1 g) | ..................... I OOR,. s2,. Ltop Computer Surge Protectors, Work Glove, [ Coleman Ponchos, Auto Items & Much Morel I WITH COUPON ONLY | FEATURIN(00 NEW, BIG STONE LAKE AREA, RESIDENTS I APRIL STAEHLING and their children Samantha, 1, and Nicholas, 3, moved to the South side of Big Stone Lake in drly October. Joe works as a drywall contractor and April works as Manager for Ortonville Area Health Services. Joe and April Staehling and family For the Staehlings, leaving California behind for the shore of Big Stone Lake brought few misgivings. After living in California for nearly 17 years, Joe and April chose to bring their children back to the mid- west, close to family and favorite leisure pursuits. April, originally from Browns Valley, MN, met husband Joe, a California native, in the Golden State while working in radiologic technology. Eager to get their children into a better educational system, the Staehlings welcomed the opportunity to return to April's home stomping ground. The couple and their children, three-year-old Nicholas and one-year-old Samantha, moved back to the area in early June. April, recruited as lead CT person in the Ortonville Area Health Services, start- ed her job on June 30th. A few short months later, the OAHS Radiology Manager left, and April took on the new position. As Radiology Manager, she oversees imaging services for the facility and also performs general X-rays, CT scans, and mammogra- phy. The Staehlings lived with April's parents until their home, built by Wilmot Lumber Company, was moved on site on September 30. The home sits on Big Stone Lake, about 10 miles from the south end. Joe, a self-employed drywall taper, oversaw the building of their home while recuperating from knee surgery. The couple looks forward to the completion of the basement and garage, still in the rough stages, and Joe looks forward to serving the area's construc- tion needs through Staehling Drywall. Family fun increased significantly with the Staehling's move. They went from seeing April's family, the Kuschels, from two or three times a year to once a week. April's parents still live in her child- hood home, and her siblings, all seven of them, live within a two-hour drive. Nicholas particularly enjoys visiting Grandpa and Grandma on the farm. He's already learned every piece of farm equipment and loves to ride the four- wheeler, which he will tell you is "camouflage," at his grandparents' farm. Snow holds special appeal for him, with the opportunity to go sledding. Joe jokes that there is "a little bit better deer hunt- ing" here than in California. He enjoys hunting and fishing, making Big Stone Lake the perfect place to live, In addition to the appeal of family and recreation, the Staehlings chose a rural area for the opportunities it gives their children. In California, most classes were taught in Spanish. The Staehlings wanted their kids to have educational and extra-curricular oppor- tunities beyond those found in California, allowing Nick and Samantha to have identities, rather than being just a number among scores of classmates. Joe and April note that the community has been very welcoming. April comments that she loves working at OAHS and finds her co-workers to be extremely friendly and hard-working. Three-year-old Nick has different ideas on the appeal of his new home. While his parents enjoy the friendly folks, Nick will tell you the deep snow is best. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank We wisl00 gout l:c00mil00 tkTe verg l00est tkis 00l00ristm00s season }rom all of us at Jq/ti0000west 00c<k I00,,IINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP 21 SE 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 • Phone 320-839-2568 Dec. 9, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 5 i. i KIDS' KINGDOM students had the opportunity to visit the Big Stone Power Plant Tuesday, 8. While they were there, they saw a movie about the powerplant, went to the top of the building to and saw a fire burning in the furnace. The kids endedthe tour with a visat to the Command T' Pictured above is the afternoon class in the Control Center. (L-R): Ruth Strong, James Erickson, •  Strong, Allison Wehrle, Madeline Larson, Angie Larson, Kayla Giese, Mike Schlueter and Mike Dorry. )r injuries in ge accident ville's Police Department a one vehicle accident ecurred about 8 p.m. Sunday ty Road 30 in Ortonville (known asthe Dike Road.) A 1995 Chevy driven by Amy Speth, 18 of Big Stone City, SD was traveling east on the frost covered road. The driver hit an icy spot, lost control of the vehicle and hit the southwest side of the bridge. There were no passengers in the vehicle with Speth. She was treated at the Ortonville Hospital and released. According to the police, the vehicle was a total loss. VNII*60pIxKi t 81 (320) 839-2718 01d Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Dennis Van Asch last Bellingham News I IIII By Margret Stueckrath 569-243O Wally and Lois Larson enjoyed dinner with grandson Lucas Van Hoorn for Grandparents Day on Nov. 20, at the Bellingham School. Lucas is in the Preppies Class. Miranda Kuchenmeister was a Tuesday afternoon and supper guest at the Wally and Lois Larson home and with Joleen, Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn. Wally and Lois Larson attended the prayer service for Lucille Nelson at the funeral home at Madison on Friday evening. Darrin Larson of St. Cloud was a Friday evening to Sunday afternoon visitor at the home of his parents Wally and Lois Larson. On Sunday, he together with Joleen, Lucas and Chandler Van Hoorn, Brent and Michelle Larson of Alex, Judy Williamson of Ortonville and Pastor Davis and Vicky Hall of Madison celebrated Thanksgiving with dinner together. They enjoyed playing Christmas trivia together in the afternoon. Joleen Van Horn, Lucas and Chandler and Lois Larson spent Monday in Watertown visiting and shopping with Mavis Dale. In the evening Lois and Joleen attended the Wednesday. There were no squares in attandance with guests from Sisseton. Upcoming dance will be Dec. 17, with Hank Prasnicki calling. Old Mill Twirlers dance on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the High School lunchroom. Use the I Auxiliary Christmas party at the Auxiliary room in Bellingham. Louisburg Alicia Hanson of Madison and Jean Wiegers of Monte were Thanksgiving Day dinner and lunch guests at the Alan and Ruth Hanson home. Guests of Elmo and Lorraine Sorenson for Thanksgiving were Jim and Yvonne Truckenmiller of Crystal; Ron and Pat Anderson of Milan; LeAnn Stone and Noah; Jeff and Lori Schlueter, Jesse, Kristin and Nicholas; Tony Croatt and Shannon Schlueter. Crystal Dahl was an afternoon visitor. Thanksgiving weekend visitors of Charles and Ihla Thomson were Mike and Beckie May, Liz and Stephen of Aitkin; Rachel and Jenna Galarneau of Chanhassen; Dennis and Janell Thomson, Alexis, Brady and Cody. Thursday guests at Gordon Letrud were Rick and Terry, J.T., Abbey and Bob Johnson and Gary Letrud. Connie Robertson of Eden Prairie was a Saturday overnight guest of Elmo and Lorraine Sorenon. She came to attend the funeral of Lucille Nelson at the Louisburg Lutheran Church on Saturday. Alan and Ruth Hanson attended the 4 p.m. wedding of Lisa Rierson and Paul Axelson, Saturday, Nov. 29th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. Reception was held in Litchfield. Dan, Judy, Tony and Jace Dallman came Saturday to attend the retirement party for Rick Johnson. l I II lll ill Ill I  I I Illll I Ill lib I i I IIll I Illl i I11 I 1/2 Semi Load Midweek! • ORTONVlLLE ONLY • Puzzles. Toys • Art Paper • Real Perfume 2 Tropical Rooms with | I Reading Glasses w/Case • Dog Bones • Stationery I Legg's Bras & Panties • Booties, Socks, Tights Waste Baskets • Seashells • Cosmetic Boxes | 9 ft. Extension Cords • 30-50 ct. Tissue Paper I Disney Gift Bags • Picture Frames • Serving Trays! ........ i I I I I Tanning Beds I TERRIFIC SPECIALS - LIMITED "rIME I 20% OFF I CRACKED HANDS OR FEET? ! Handcrafledaehaarkltems | HAND or FOOT BALM with VITAMIN E i 3-Way TOUCH LAMPS | and GLOVES - Works great, t i S 1 g) | ..................... I OOR,. s2,. Ltop Computer Surge Protectors, Work Glove, [ Coleman Ponchos, Auto Items & Much Morel I WITH COUPON ONLY | FEATURIN(00 NEW, BIG STONE LAKE AREA, RESIDENTS I APRIL STAEHLING and their children Samantha, 1, and Nicholas, 3, moved to the South side of Big Stone Lake in drly October. Joe works as a drywall contractor and April works as Manager for Ortonville Area Health Services. Joe and April Staehling and family For the Staehlings, leaving California behind for the shore of Big Stone Lake brought few misgivings. After living in California for nearly 17 years, Joe and April chose to bring their children back to the mid- west, close to family and favorite leisure pursuits. April, originally from Browns Valley, MN, met husband Joe, a California native, in the Golden State while working in radiologic technology. Eager to get their children into a better educational system, the Staehlings welcomed the opportunity to return to April's home stomping ground. The couple and their children, three-year-old Nicholas and one-year-old Samantha, moved back to the area in early June. April, recruited as lead CT person in the Ortonville Area Health Services, start- ed her job on June 30th. A few short months later, the OAHS Radiology Manager left, and April took on the new position. As Radiology Manager, she oversees imaging services for the facility and also performs general X-rays, CT scans, and mammogra- phy. The Staehlings lived with April's parents until their home, built by Wilmot Lumber Company, was moved on site on September 30. The home sits on Big Stone Lake, about 10 miles from the south end. Joe, a self-employed drywall taper, oversaw the building of their home while recuperating from knee surgery. The couple looks forward to the completion of the basement and garage, still in the rough stages, and Joe looks forward to serving the area's construc- tion needs through Staehling Drywall. Family fun increased significantly with the Staehling's move. They went from seeing April's family, the Kuschels, from two or three times a year to once a week. April's parents still live in her child- hood home, and her siblings, all seven of them, live within a two-hour drive. Nicholas particularly enjoys visiting Grandpa and Grandma on the farm. He's already learned every piece of farm equipment and loves to ride the four- wheeler, which he will tell you is "camouflage," at his grandparents' farm. Snow holds special appeal for him, with the opportunity to go sledding. Joe jokes that there is "a little bit better deer hunt- ing" here than in California. He enjoys hunting and fishing, making Big Stone Lake the perfect place to live, In addition to the appeal of family and recreation, the Staehlings chose a rural area for the opportunities it gives their children. In California, most classes were taught in Spanish. The Staehlings wanted their kids to have educational and extra-curricular oppor- tunities beyond those found in California, allowing Nick and Samantha to have identities, rather than being just a number among scores of classmates. Joe and April note that the community has been very welcoming. April comments that she loves working at OAHS and finds her co-workers to be extremely friendly and hard-working. Three-year-old Nick has different ideas on the appeal of his new home. While his parents enjoy the friendly folks, Nick will tell you the deep snow is best. Series sponsored by Minnwest Bank We wisl00 gout l:c00mil00 tkTe verg l00est tkis 00l00ristm00s season }rom all of us at Jq/ti0000west 00c<k I00,,IINNWEST BANK ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP 21 SE 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 • Phone 320-839-2568 Dec. 9, 2003  INDEPENDENT Page 5