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f old days in t-he Ortonville area 33rd Annual !i ? THE OLD FASHIONED POPCORN STAND? It was operative just off Ortonville's main ifor many years. Last owners were Ron and Vadnae (Sellin) Kottke, when the stand was operated by e's mother, Minnie Sellin, shown inside the stand in above photo when it was located near the old 1 behind the present Carlson Drug. For a number of years, it was also located just off main street Io the Carlson Drug. The machine was sold and, at last report, was located somewhere in Colorado. 10 YEARS AGO i),x. 15, 1992 e National Guard Family i)ort Group was presented arter recently. The tiff- ! were pictured in the r. They included Eviie tSon, Judy Roberts, Janet k, Kate Welberg and Janet rr xl. ;IJ )rtonville's 1993 budget i,000 less than 1992 was Ill Zadline in this issue. i, .'lark Hanson of Ortonville soon be offering two stations to its customers via satellite. The parking meters in Ortonville are being covered and will not require money until after Christmas. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. an Mrs. Brian Folk of Milbank, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dinnell of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schmidt of Correll, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Don Van Veen of Milbank and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Reiners of Milbank. 50 YEARS AGO Dec. 25, 1952 Charles Corson of this city has accepted a position as stage manager for the noted Fred Waring troupe of enter- miners. Ortonville Athletic Assn. is continuing their work in get- ting subscription pledges for the proposed lighted baseball field. A call has been placed to the winner of $500. !n  money in Saturday s ng in the Christmas pro- n in Ortonville. ill Voeltz was saluted as Big StoneCity fireman of lonth in this issue. , 25 YEARS AGO Dec. 7, 1977 .proximately 400 people the Mike Hunt appre- i:on Day held at the tville High School audito- .,/aLs_t Thursday evening. t:Ommunity Cable Co. of and Milbank will call Rev. G.C. Mack of Princeton to serve as Pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church of Correll. The Ace's basketball team defeated the trojans 50 to 38. Members of the American Legion Post of Odessa has purchased the Green and White Market in Odessa from Eddie Nitz and it will soon be the Legion clubrooms. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Warner of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haas of / ;n news : rUralMilbank Laura. Additional afternoon and Mrs Jeff La Canne and sons of ' IrJ[ t and Mrs. Lawrence irnd and Dan were n Ving Day guests at the Larry Ift home in Madelia. $ Almira Karels was a ng dinner guest at the Joe ,dr .'y-e OlJ;ks-giving Day supper and ; rgUests at the Roger Sis home . Frank Weber of Ortonville, ;;/ Mrs. Richard Weber of Mrs. Myra Schmieg. sgiving Day guests at the Piilatzki home were the Tom supper guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mork, Tracey and Ryan of Alexandria, Tina Schlauderoff of St. Cloud and Jake Munstermann of Appleton. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Perry and family left Thursday afternoon, Nov. 28 for Kanawka, IA to spend several days visiting with her granddaughters and relatives. Mrs. Jane Perry left Saturday, Nov. 30 afternoon for her home in Seattle, after spending 10 days at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kirchberg and visiting with relatives. Windom and Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Pastika and family of Rochester were Thanksgiving weekend guests at the John Adelman home. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Croatt of Duluth, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Croatt and family of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Karn and family of Waconia were Thanksgiving weekend guests at the Jim Croatt home. Additional Thanksgiving Day dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Croatt and family. Mrs. Todd Fatland of Sioux Falls Came to get her mother Mrs. Joan 'i, Larry Montag, Mike Friday evefiing, Nov. 30 visitors at Strei Thursday, Nov. 21. On Nov. 22  "al]rendan Van Sambeek, Mark the M.J. Kirchberg home were Mr. they traveled to Fairfax, Ia and were ,ar ,,,. - urad Nelson and Richard and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer and Eric, guests at the Sam Seizer home. On ".families. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kirchberg, Brianna Saturday, Nov. 23 the Selzers and Fran Roggenbuck and and Alyssa, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Mrs. Strei and Mrs. Fatland attended r Clara Shlagel of St. Kirchberg, Jon and Nicole. the wedding of Michael Strei and Lisa ttJ'r were Saturday, Nov. 30 Thanksgiving weekend guests at Rosenterter at St. Thomas Aquinas Bernard Pillatzki home. the Ray Schuelke home were Alan !. they and Alana Rodas of Catholic Church and reception and #a Sl ent 00r.00nts t Iki_nanksg" tg Sh 00rs. . ! nr spent Nov. 14 week with Mr. and Mrs. Roger :tying weekend guests Shauye family of Sabin, Arnie Werner and and Mrs. Jerome of Willmar, Mr. and Dimberg and family of and Mrs. Delrose Karels Mrs. Brad Radermacher were Thanksgiving Day thae Harvey Wildung home in nd evening visitors at the acher home. 'E tttl Mrs. Dennis Rademacher sgiving dinner guests at Borgerson home in Madison. Kirchberg and Josh Falness _tdnesday evening, Nov. 27 th.e M.J. Kirchberg home. " )tSgiving Day guests at the #/lnanalFe home were Mr. and Schuelke of Montevideo, Brian Schuelke of Lennox, SD, Brenda Schuelke and Mandly Davis of Watertown. Additional Thanksgiving Day dinner guests were John and Mike Kanthak of Marietta. Michael Prcbbin0w of Wahpeton spent Thanksgiving vacation at the Kay Karels home. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kareis, Blaine and Kayla of Breckenridge were Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 guests. Additional Thanksgiving afternoon and supper guests were Mrs. Pauline Karels, Scott and Sarah, Fr. Agdus Karels and Danielle Beyer of Ortonville, Richard and Jeff Van Hout, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fedt, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Karels and family all of Big Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Karels of Grand Forks and son Randy of Mpls., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Erdman of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Buzz Comstock and girls of Mankato, Mr. dance at Best Western Inn. Mrs. Strei returned home with the Sam Seizers to spend Thanksgiving week. On Friday, Nov. 29 the Selzers took her to Sioux Falls and with Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Abramowski, Joseph and Anthony were belated Thanksgiving Day dinner guests on Saturday, Nov. 30 and Mrs. Strei accompanied the Abramowskis home on Sunday, Dec. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Millerbe'rnd of Omaha, NE, Steve Millerbernd of St. Cloud, Mr. and Mrs. Derec Jones and Sierra of Blaine were Thanksgiving weekend guests at the Lester Millerbernd home. Greg Rademacher of Brookings and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rademacher and Breanna of Aurora, SD were Thanksgiving weekend guests at the Kevin Rademacher home and all were Thanksgiving Day guests at the Albert Folk home in Milbank. DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Sutton of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Dahle of Revillo, S. D. and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. George Novak of Odessa. 70 YEARS AGO Dec. 8, 1932 Mayor A.H. Sturges has appointed A.C. Saeger to the try council seat left vacant by R.C. Schoen who has moved to TexaL A bank holiday that has been in effect in Ortonville since Monday culminated in a meeting of the depositorsof the affected institution, the First National Bank of Ortonville, took steps to insure the continuation of banking facilities in the community. Value of crops saved by war on "Hoppers here set at $58,536," was a heading in this issue. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Will Schuller of Twin Brooks and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Selmer Braaten of Correll. dt]ng Thanl'sgiving weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roiland and family of llaple Plain, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin He||man and family of Waconia and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Zahn of Ham Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Gary He||man and family. I 2003 Minnesota SPORTSMEN'S SHSH RIVE R C E N T R E" I " x  "fi-hsttxqe Energy Plvt B. I q ]'_,. -- I-.-- lid_ Roy Wilkins Auditorium  I s GREAT SHOWS IN ONE.  I Bellingham/Louisburg By Margret Stueckrath Phone 568-2430 Gloria Sorenson was not present when her name was called for $80 Dec. 4th at the Bellingham Community Day Drawing. Dec. 11 the drawing will be for $100. Thanksgiving day dinner and afternoon guests at the Alfred and Barb Borgerson home were Mr. and Mrs. Craig Meyer and Courtnie of Brookings, SD, Lori Cox and Nicole of Lakeville; Steve Del Meule, Dallas and Hailey of Lakeville; Willis, Milton, Ramona and Mary Tilbury of Marietta. Lori Cox and Nicole and Mr. and Mrs. Craig Meyer and Courtnie were Thursday and Friday guests at the Alfred Borgerson home. Friday the gi/'ls shopped in Willmar. Keith Borgerson and Kyle of Lakeville and Lloyd Haack of Chaska .spent Friday and Saturday at the Alfred and Barb Borgerson home visiting and doing some hunting. Thanksgiving day guests at the Wayne and Janice Norby home at Starbuck were Wally and Joyce Norby and other family members. Wally and Joyce Norby spent Thanksgiving evening at the Verna Norby home at Holloway. WaUy and Joyce Norby and Patty and Cassie Norby of Eden Prairie spent Friday at the Hukon Nielsen home at Marvin, SD. Ronnie Nelson had Thanksgiving dinner with Francis Brandenburger family in Nassau. Visitors at the Ron Nelson home on Monday were Mel Oman and Frank Bergerson. Tuesday, Ronnie Nelson visited with Jim Krause and Jody Zahnow. Friday afternoon visitors at the Duane and Margret Stueckrath home were Roy and Lillie Stueckrath of Colorado Springs, CO. Saturday afternoon visitors were Roy and Lillie Stueckrath, Ivan Stueckrath and Aria Esping and Morgan Ziegler of Milan; Joel Stueckrath; Charles Stueckrath, Sam and Kyli of Raymond. Sunday afternoon Duane and Margret Stueckrath; Roy and Lillie Stueckrath of Colorado; Charles Stueckrath, Sam and Kylie of Raymond; Mike and Tina Stueckrath; Kim and Joyce Karges, Amber and I Nicholas of Willmar and Joe Stueckrath of Odessa gathered at the Heartland Buffet in Willmar to honor Margret on her birthday. Visitors at the home of their parents, Wally and Lois Larson for a belated Thanksgiving family get- together were Ron and Joleen Van Hoorn, Lucas and Chandler of Aberdeen, Brent and Michelle Larson of Alexandria and Darrin Larson of St. Cloud. Additional Sunday dinner guests were Lyle Sorenson and Misty Pearson and son Elias of Alexandria. Jim Schake was a Sunday afternoon caller. Lois Larson attended the Auxiliary Christmas party at Bellingham on Monday evening. Louisburg Thanksgiving week-end guests at Charles and Ihla Thomson were Mike and Beckie May, Liz and Stephen from Aiken; Dennis and Janell, Alexis, Brady and Cody Thomson; Rachael and Jenna Galarneau of Chanhassen. Peggy Dittes, Gerry Grimm of Montevideo; Lawrence and Edith Thomson; Curtis Thomson; Tom and Barb Schmieg and girls of Clive, IA were Thanksgiving dinner and afternoon guests at Don and Ella Thomson. Tom and Barb Schmieg and girls came on Wednesday and left for Clive, IA on Sunday. Katherine Schmieg returned to Cedar Falls, IA for college. A baby shower in honor of Annika Joy Utt was held Saturday, Nov. 30 at Louisburg Lutheran Church. Annika is the daughter of Mike and Karen Utt, granddaughter of Ruth and Alan Hanson and great grandmother Alice Hanson of Madison. All were honored guests at the shower. Ruth Larson opened with prayer, piano solos by Rachael Tofte and Carly Tofte readings by Ihla Thomson and Fran Trygestad. Special baby songs were sung by Carly and Racheal Tofte followed by a song by Brian and Bryce Dempcy. Alex and Schuyler Larson. Lunch was served by the committee: Ihla Thomson, Ruth Larson, Val Tofte and Fran Trygestad. Gifts were opened by her parents, which her mother expressed their thanks for all the lovely gilts. A gift subscription to the I I INDEPENDENT Brings'*the'm the news from the Independent. It makes a great gift idea they will appreciate 52 times next year! Make gift giving easy, subscribe for one year for your son, daughter, parent or friend. We'll send a card in your name to the recipient! I I I I I m m I I I I I I I to Adelman and sons, Keith and Mrs. Steven Fedt and family of Saturday, No,,,. 30 dinner and r" " Please send O gift subscription to: =1 $30,00 per year: in Big Stone, " and girls of Graceville and Milbank, Mr. and Mrs. Rafe Jacobsen afternoon guests at the home of Mrs. | | Lee qui Parle, Traverse, Swift klrs. Jerry Adelman. and Eric of Aberdeen, Mr. and Mrs. Myra Schmieg were Mr. and Mrs. Counties in Minnesota and Name d Mrs. Paul Redepenning Alan Erdman of Dawson, Amy Tom Schmieg and girls of Ciine, IA, I Grant and Roberts Counties in I ly of Farmington, Mrs. Dave McArthuer and Declam of Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengel of Milbank I I South Dakota. "1 and family of Madison, Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Karels and and son Brandon of Mpls, and Mr family, and Mrs. Mike Schmteg and girls of I " I ,,.00 per year: elsewhere in Randy Stukey and family of . . . Address lt and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson and Bloomington who were also weekend I ! Minnesota and South Dakota. ,9 and family were house guests. I ',vin sutmer and evening girls of Maple Grove were Thanksgiving weekend visitors at | $$8,00 per year: in all areas w%l o rr t the Dennis Rademacher Thanksgiving till Friday, Nov. 29 the Mrs. Julie Henrich home were Mr. I A (:lift from I outside of Minnesota and guests at the Alan Volkenant home. and Mrs. Paul Kindlespire and family I - ] South Dakota. rels who attends Cardinal Additional Thanksgiving dinner of New Hope. I end us the coupon or stop by the Seminar in Far o spent ir . y g guests were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Megghan Karels of Decorah, Ia Address ing vacation at the home of Voikenant, Mr. and Mrs. Paul spent Wednesday till Saturday at the i J Ortonvllle . Mr. and Mrs. Dave Karels. Vokenant, Janelle Kristi Lynn and home of her grandparents Mr. and | I "Karels of Savage spent Travis. . Mrs. Ed Karels. Ynette Bruns and -" Independent ._.ov. 29 till Sun, at the home Kristi Lynn Volkenant of Omaha, Erin of Brookings were Thanksgiving I nounI ..... l::ncloseo I rMrs. AlmiraKarels. NE and Janelle Volkenant of Day guests, Erin stayed till Sunday. I ' . .-J 29NWSecondSt..Ortonvillo, MN II  II= m= IltVl 1. Iml= Ill lira 111= I== Ill IIll ll Ill ItW Sgiving Day dinner and Brookings spent Thanksgiving Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Karels of St. Paul 320-839-6163 " guests at the M.J. Kirchberg vacation at the home of their parents were Saturday, Nov. 30 guests. L'rs. Jane Perry, Mr. and Paul Volkenants. Visitors at the Rob Hoffman home IY, Dec. 10, 2002  INDEPENDENT Page 5