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in RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE? Taken from Independent files of some years ago! Left to right are Chuck Bolsta, auto dealer; Dick Crosby of Dick's Cycle; Tom Magee, Koroll's Shoes; and Sam Barr, former State Representative. FOR THE WEEK OF Feb. 8, 2011 second place winner Ben Roe and third place Mitchell Taffe. 25 YEARS AGO Feb. 5, 1986 Jack Gable, Ortonville JCPenney store manager, was rec- ognized recently at a meeting held in Minneapolis for his 35 years of service to the company. He received an award, a gold ring with seven diamonds set on a golden ruler, from JCPenney District Manager Mary Henderson. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Raffety. New state trooper now on duty in this area is Mark Sprengeler. He and his wife, the former Orla Toso, are residing in rural Graceville. Mark replaces trooper Bob Watkins who recently retired. Farmers Union Oil Company of Ortonvitle and Graceville formally announces the addition of two new employees at the Ortonville plant. Pat Delgehausen of Big Stone City is filling the position of bookkeep- er as of Feb. 3. Gary Berdan, a native of Ortonville, joined the Farmers Union Hardware Dept. on Jan. 1 of this year. The flu bug, currently spreading throughout the Upper Midwest, has taken its goodly toll in this area the past couple weeks...making for many a no-show at both work and school. 50 YEARS AGO Feb. 9, 1961 Ortonville's eighth annual Corn Cob Smoker will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 and, as in the past years, will again be sponsored jointly by the Civic and Commerce Assn. and Kiwanis Club. Rev. Arthur Odens has accepted a call to the Artichoke Lake Baptist Church. Jerry Conrad of this city has started business for himself in the service station previously operated by Jack Scott located across from the Ortonville Bowling Alley. Seven 4-Hers participated in the 4-H radio speaking contest. Connie Weeding of Chokio took first place and will participate in the district contest Saturday at Willmar. 70 YEARS AGO Feb. 6, 1941 A substantial farewell in the form of a dinner and dance is being arranged by the local post of the 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 6, 2001 Another blow in the relocation effort for Ortonville's City Offices was felt last Monday at the city council's regular meeting, as coun- cil members turned down the motion to accept the low bid for the North Highway 75 project on a 4-3 vote. Dallas Hanson Construction was the low bidder at $155,000. Stacy Marie Weeding and Isaiah Dean Longnecker, together with their parents Gene and Janet Weeding of Ortonville and Dean and Anita Longnecker of Morris, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. A May 12, 2001 wedding is planned at First English Lutheran Church of Ortonville. Sixth graders at James Knoll Elementary School have taken the challenge of instructing their fellow students about the dangers of drugs and seatbelt safety as part of the Kids Teaching Kids program at Ortonville Schools. In its first year, Kids Teaching Kids leader Joe Eustice is heading the program along with Nancy May, the other sixth grade teacher at the elemen- tary school. Talented spellers of the Ortonville School's Spelling Bee were first place winner Sarah Maas, baby Damian came over for dinner on Tuesday night, Jan. 25 at Scan and Lynette Athey's. On Saturday, Jan. 29 Kristine and Jason Wurtz and their two babies from By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 American Legion Auxiliary will meet Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Clubrooms. Hostesses are Shirley Voltz and Virginia Bunting Please ( area From the files Of the Ortonville Indeper~lent American Legion, the Kiwanis Club and the Town and Farm Club for the Ortonville's Company "L" National Guard Company. It will be held Feb. 20. Ninety-one Big Stone County men are affected by mobilization orders. Two members of Lakeview Lodge No. 143 of the Masonic Order were honored by the presen- tation of 50-year jewels at the regu- lar meeting Monday evening. Dr. James R. McHugh has been a Mason for 57 years. Charles Chrisman joined 50 years ago. McHugh has been a local member since 1931 and Chrisman since 1903. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Millard Brown of Odessa. Officers were elected for the Big Stone Farm Bureau meeting. President is J. C. Bender of Clinton; Mrs. Herman Pansch of Odessa, Vice President; and H. P. Tripp of Beardsley, secretary treas- urer. f This column sponsored in part by Bi Everist, I '1 Rock Solid Since 1876 Ortonville, MN 320-839-6131 j Federation (MFBF) Promotion and Education (P&E) Conference Jan. 28- farm for Elmer's birthday party. Tuesday morning, Feb. 1 Sheila Opus, her daughter Stephanie, and friend John from Milbank came to 29 at the Holiday Inn in Duluth. Attendees toured Glensheen Mansion and Duluth Seaway Port Authority. vDpring the conference, they heard presentations on Strategies for Success-Minnesota Farmers CARE open Delores Bengtson's road. The Animals,Environment, Food, Family, ? By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke were Wednesday afternoon Jan. 26 visitors at the Conrad Schuelke home in Ortonville. St. Elizabeth Circle members served brunch at St. Joseph's School on Sunday, Jan. 30 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Church. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Millerbernd spent Friday and Saturday Jan. 28 and 29 at the Steve Millerbernd home in St. Cloud and were Sunday, Jan. 30 guests at the Derek Jones home in Andover. Eddie Karels of Minneapolis spent Friday, Jan. 28 until Saturday at the home of his folks Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karels. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher were Saturday, Jan. 29 evening were Sunday afternoon Jan. 30 visitors at the Harvey Wildung home in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Law.rence Millerbernd spent Sunday, Jan. 30 until Monday at the Larry Weiderhoeft home in Madelia. Mrs. Julie Henrich returned home on Friday, Jan. 28 after spending several weeks at the home of her son Mark in Mankato. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pribbenow, Kay Karels and Rick spent Saturday, Jan. 29 in Fargo and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Karels and son Alexander Mathew. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Karels spent ,d Friday, Jan. 21 until Saturday, Jan. 22] at the Tyler Knopp home in Fargo and helped celebrate their son Charlie's first birthday. visitors at the Josh Moen home in Kay Karels was among friends that ! rural Milan. attended the 75th birthday party for Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington Diane Kvidera at St. John's Church in 1 and Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg visited Ortonville on Sunday, Jan. 30 after the Mike Millerbernd, Virginia and10:30 a.m. Mass. Delores Karels, Doric Hoffman and The cold weather caused school Lorraine Pillatzke at Northridge on Tuesday afternoon Jan. 25. Amanda Brehmer of Paynesville and Mrs. Wayne Brehmer were Saturday forenoon Jan. 29 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher closings on Monday, Jan. 31 and late starts on Tuesday, Feb. 1 even cqlder weather forecast. Bob Bormann of Madison was present to receive the $100 drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, Feb. 2, next weeks drawing will be for $20. i Windwater Suites 1203 E. 4th Ave., Suite 103 Milbank, SD 57252 E-mail: NEW WEBSITE!- 605-432-5032 i Sioux Falls, Dorothy Tillman, Fran road was blocked way to the hilt.Media Training, grant writing, attend the meetings. Benkofske, and Sean and Lynette Arlin and Verna Angerhofer spent Planting Positive Perceptions of : : .... i Damian Mullaney, Shannon Athey and Michael and Forest allthe Jan. 29 weekend at the home of Agriculture and Make and Take-hands ............... Scoblic, and Tim and Judy Braun and went to Elmer and Charlotte Athey's their daughter Julia Angerhofer at on classroom activities. Brookings. Also a guest at his aunt's The conference was sponsored by I ~~--~- ~ ] home for the weekend was Tommy the Minnesota Farm Bureau I [ Call FARM RESCUE if you / Barnett of Sioux Falls. All returned Federation P&E State Committee. ..... / home early Sunday afternoon before Over 135 county Farm Bureau Neeu tie p are a family farmer that / the storm hit. members across Minnesota attended i I Plantinn i is experiencing a major ] Brenna Rausch is serving as a the (MFBF) Young Farmers and i .......... ....... South Dakota legislative page. She Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership / i Injury, Illness or natural / has been there a week. She will be Conference in conjunction with the 1 ] a Crop? i disaster. Up to 1,000 acres ] home for good at the end of the Jan. P&E Conference. i ] planted free of charge.] 31 week. Brenna is the daughter of Attendees toured the Duluth q Val and Paula Rausch. Seaway Port Authority, Cirrus Frank and Clara Zeek went out to Aircraft, Fitger's and Lake Superior / "Y{n 701-252-2017 | dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to celebrate Railroad Museum. [ ]P al'lll l' .eSCllle" [ Clara's birthday. In addition, YF&Rs heard presen- Lou and Marie Brown went up totations on Farm Transition for your I J Alexandria to visit at the home of their Family, What the Elections Mean to daughter Kathy and Scott Larson on You, Risk Management strategies: Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29. Labor Management, Planting Positive e e They also visited with their grandson Perceptions of Agriculture and Called Nathan and April Larson and their to Farm: ChristianValuesand if/ great-grandson Dillon Larson of Common Sense. Alexandria and grandson Matt Larson The conference was sponsored in of Wadena. It was a belated part by the Minnesota Corn Christmos celebration; which they Growers Association (MCGA). i celebrated in Alexandria at Kathy s. They provided $100 scholarships to This is the sixth time Connie and attendees that belonged to either the .... Bill Voeltz are grandparents. On MCGA or their county Farm Bureau. Ca//me for an Curt Schake Agent/Owner INSURANCE 320.487.0145 or 605.432.5884 ................. Life/Health Sunday, Jan. 30 Grace Rose Voeltz was born. She weighed eight pounds five ounces. Grace's parents are Bill and Hether Voeltz of Watertown. This is their first child. Bill and Connie went down to Watertown to get acquainted with Grace Rose on Sunday, Jan. 30. Hether's parents of the Cities were also there. Bill and Connie got home safely before the Sunday, Jan. 30 storm. Hether's parents went home Monday, Jan. 31 and got home safe too. Janet Scoblic visited her mother Doris Scoblic for a few days. Janet left on Sunday, Jan. 30 to return home to St. Paul. Sunday, Jan. 30 Don Haukos and Annie went to visit Don's mother in Madison. She is 94 and doing just great. On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30 Don Haukos and Annie went to Clinton to the Clinton Care Center to visit Marcella Kohls. They had cake and coffee. They also visited Jack Utley at the Clinton Care Center. Jack and Marcella are doing just great. The Big Stone School students will be going skiing on Feb. 17 at Andes ski resort in Alexandria. Morrills, Brobsts attend FB Conf. Kathy and Kent Morrill from Big Stone County along with nearly 100 county Farm Bureau members attend- ed the Minnesota Farm Bureau The Minnesota State Cattleman's Association also helped to sponsor the conference. Black Hills Gold Jewelry Valentine Cards Bagged Valentine Candies ez Boxed Tons of Great Gifts Ideas! Cards lot V a|entme txdlange$ Candles eicturerFrames and lots FREE GIFT WRAPPING Your Locally Owned & Operated Ortonville. MN Two Pharmacists 320-839-6102 IDrug To Serve You! Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 5