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Good old days in the Ortonville area FORMER ORTONVILLE BUSINESS FOLKS. That's who you see pictured here. In left photo, you see brothers Jim and Terry Oakes who once owned and operated Ortonville's Coast to Coast store. Couple on the left are Bev and Don Prior, former owners and operators of the Variety Store here. 10 YEARS AGO Dec. 21, 1988 The Ortonville Hospital Auxiliary presented a check - for $4,910 to OHS Administrator Dan Olson. The gift is in addition to the $1,200 spent by the Auxiliary for OAHS. Marilyn Neubauer was one of the winners of the four grand prizes of $350 from the Christmas promotion in Ortonville. David Asp from Austin came to Ortonville to buy his license plate as this is the only county that he could buy a plate with ASP on it. Irene Hamann of Ortonville was a winner of $350 in script in the Ortonville Christmas promotion. 25 YEARS AGO Dec. 12, 1973 Winners of the city council race in Ortonville were Bruce Swigerd, Dr. Earl Wahlstrom and Robert Kraemer. Loren Clark was re-elected Mayor. Hasslen Construction was  awarded the bid to build a new Community Hospital in Dawson. Jan Dallman and Kay Larson were featured in the Know Your Teacher column in this issue. Ortonville school superin- tendent, Howard Peterson, has notified the board of education that he will resign at the end of the school year. Rev. Allen Erickson was installed "as pastor of the Louisburg Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Beilingham. 50 YEARS AGO Dec. 30, 1948 Cecil Kaercher was named the winner of the outdoor Christmas lighting contest. Second place went to J. Roy Geier and third place to Dr. KR. Nolop. Mr. -and Mrs. Max Hinneberg were honored on their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Correll. The Ortonville Hospital had two Christmas day babies and one Christmas eve baby. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dinnel of Ortonville on Dec. 24th and a daughter was born on Dec. 25th to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McAllister of Clinton and a son to Mr. ad Mrs. Edgar Sumner of Bellingham. A girl was born on Dec. 23rd to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Roder of Milbank. f DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent The Orpheum will close Wednesday for a redecorating job according to L.A. Kaercher, manager. 70 YEARS AGO Dec. 13, 1928 The front page of this issue had the reading of the Perfect Christmas by Martha Banning Thomas. An article on paved roads, effect big savings was in this issue. Kollitz Store and Salet's stores had large ads for their annual Christmas sale. Ortonville Drug also had a large ad for the Christmas sale. Eevert Engebretson of Appleton has found a formula for the hardening of copper without the use of alloys which existed during the period of the early Egyptians. This column sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 Hwy. 75 North Ortonville, MN 56278 J Rosen news By Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schuelke visited at the Robert Ronglien home in Ortonville on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stengel of Milbank were Sunday afternoon visitors at the home of Mrs. Myra Schmieg. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Adelman.and girls of Graceville were Sunday" afternoon visitors and supper guests at the Jerry,4clkla hol. Steven Karels of rural Isle spent Monday until Thursday, Dec. 3rd at the home of his mother Mrs. Rose Karels, doing fall jobs around her home. Mrs. Joan Strei and her aunt Helen Willigalli of Madison attended the 90th birthday open house in honor of Arlene Wagner at Madison Lutheran Home on Saturday, Dec. 5 and also enjoyed the Christmas parade. . Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kirchberg visited Cora Kirchbet_g at the Madiso Lutheran Home on Tuesday forenoofi, Dec. 8. Dorothy Gmiterko and Betty Van Lith of Ortonville were Tuesday forenoon callers at the M.J. Kirchberg home. St. Anthony-Monica Catholic Aid Council held their quarterly meeting at St. Josephs School Hall on Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, 1998 with Pres. Dorothy Adelman presiding. Field Rep, Mike Bredeck was [n'esent. After the metin Ch'rim'as bags wre" made for the Christmas program and potluck lunch enjoyed by all. Mr. and Mrs. Fran Karels visited her father Donald Pillatzke at the Ortonville Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6. He suffered injuries from a tractor-car accident on Friday afternoon, Dec. 4. Tom and Randy Kirchberg of New Ulm and Marvin Kirchberg of Bloomington were Dec. 5 weekend guests at the M.J. Kirchberg home. St. Joseph's Mission Group and guests enjoyed their Christmas party at the Mrs. Julie Henrich home on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 3, 1998. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schuelke were Thursday evening visitors at the Conrad Schueike home in Ortonville. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Volkenant were Sunday, Dec. 6 afternoon visitors and supper guests at the Cliff and Alton Hanson home in Ortonville. L0uisburg Farmers Elevator Page 4b 00INDEPENDENT Love Lights A Tree As the Christmas season progresses, the lights on the American Cancer Society's tree on the Big Stone County Museum lawn reminds us of the special people in our lives. Some of these people have won the battle against cancer, some have not. However, your gifts to the American Cancer Society, in memory of these people continue to make it possible for more research, more education and more service in this fight against cancer. Read Carolyn Benivegna's story along with this publication. I.I(;ttTS Gifts may be sent to: Ruth Donais (317 Dyer Street. Ortonville, MN 56278), Audrey Wellendorf (Route 1, I Ortonville, MN 56278) or left at Minnwest Bank, Ortonville. MN. The following donations have been made to the Love Lights h program for Christmas tree lights in honor/memory of; Given in memory' of Cliff Brehmer from Ardis Brehmer; In David Tietjen from Morris & Glenora Tietjen; In memory Henningson, Sr. and Bert Henningson, Jr. from Ailys Hennin memory of Grandpa (Howard) Blanshan from Kim & Chuck memory of loved ones from the Whist Marathon Club; 4 Lights in of Norma Larson from Neil, Linda, Bethany and Michelle memory of John O. Hans from Signe Hans; In memory of Loren from Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Dittes; In memory of Our parents from Ann Lundberg; In memory of lone Swezey from Emil & LuVerne In memory of Walter Gerber from Emil & LuVerne Swezey; In Gene Rausch from Hamet Rausch; In memory of Joseph M. Pat O'Neill; In memory of deceased members of the Richard VaJ family and the Matt Stodolski family from Don and Arvene Van memory of Peter & Helen Fridgen and Robert (Pete) & Vincent from Frances Fridgen; In memory of parents Leigh & Gertrude and Lawrence & Agnes Rothi from Fred & Nola Lockwood; In Bill and Clara Belle Cuda from Alice & Bud Bjerrum; In memory Jo Krogsrud from Marilyn & Glen Ketchum; In memory of Alice from Glen & Marilyn Ketchum; In memory of Bryce Roggenl: Marilyn, Beth, Myra, Aaron & Janel; In memory of Roberta Glen, Denise & Jeff; In memory of Quentin Larsen & Wayde 13 Janiece Larsen; 2 lights in memory of Bud Wellendorf from Darlene Salverson; In memory of Bob & Bernie Wellendorf from Gail Wellendorf. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT This is a story taken off the lnternet about a lady dealing cancer. I'd like to share this with you on our Love Lights A Tree Dorothy FROM CAROLYN BENIVEGNA -- This is very information. Read it and forward it to EVERYBODY]I!][ I have Primary Peritoneal Cancer. This cancer has only identified as its own type of cancer, but it is, essentially, Ovarian Both types of cancer are diagnosed in the same way (with the marker - CA-125 blood test), and they are treated in the same way, to remove the primary tumor and then chemotherapy with TaX Carboplatin). Having gone throfigh this ordeal, I want to save others from fate. That is why I am sending this message to you and hope you it and give it or send it via E-mail to everybody you know. One thing I have learned is that each of us must take responsibility for own health care. I thought I had done that always had an annual physical, had my annual mammogram smear, did monthly self breast exams, went to the dentist at least year, etc. I even insisted on a sigmoidoscopy and a bone density year. When I had a total hysterectomy in 1993, I thought that I did not worry about getting any of the female reproductive organ cancers. DID I KNOW I don't have ovaries (and they were healthy when removed), but I have what is essentially oxarian cancer. Strange, Thesst s the things our Doctoj agV.gz tell us. ONE EVERY 55 WOMEN WILL GET OVARIAN OR PR PERITONEAL CANCERI The "classic" symptoms are: an rather suddenly enlarges, constipation and/or diarrhea. I had these symptoms and went to the Doctor. Because these symptoms "abdominal", I went to a gastroenterologist. He ran tests designed to determine whether there was a bacterial infection; were negative, and I was diagnosed with "Irritable Bowel S quess I would have accepted this diagnosis had it not been for abdomen. I looked like I was 4-5 months pregnant. I, therefore, more tests. They took an X-Ray of my abdomen; it was negative. again, assured that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and was go on my scheduled month-long trip to Europe. I couldn't wear any slacks or shorts because I couldn't get them buttoned, and I knew was radically wrong. I insisted on more tests, and they scheduled me for a CT-Scan Oust to shut me up, I think). This mean by taking charge of our own health care. The CT-Scan showed a lot of fluid in my abdomen (not Needless to say, I had to cancel my trip and have 5 pounds of off at the hospital (not a pleasant procedure. I assure you, compared to what was ahead of me). Tests revealed cancer fluid. Finally, finally, the doctor ran a CA-125 blood test and I diagnosed. I had the classic symptoms for ovarian cancer and, yet, this 125 blood test had never been run on me...not as part of my exam and not when I was symptomatic. This is an inexpensive blood test!! Please, Please,P-L-E-A-S-E tell all your female friends and sist on a CA-125 blood test every year as part of their annual exams. Be forewarned that their doctors might try to talk them saying "It isn't necessary." BELIEVE ME, had I known then what now, we would have caught my cancer much earlier (Before it was s cancer)!!! Insist on the CA-125 blood test; Don't take "No" for an The normal range for a CA- 125 blood test is between zero was 754...that's fight, 754!) If the number is slightly elevated, you c another one done in 3 or 6 months and keep a close eye on it J women do when they have fibroid tumors or when men have a elevated PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigens) that helps diagnose Cancer. Having the CA-125 test done annually can alert you early, and goal in diagnosing any cancer-CATCH IT EARLY. I hope I haven't bored you with all of this. But I hope I have enough to motivate you to action. Do you know 55 women? If so, one of them will have this very aggressive cancer-and ma, will be you. I hope not. Please, go to your Doctor this week and insist on a CA- 125 test one every year for the rest of your life. And forward this message woman you know and tell all of your female family members As the NIKE ads say, "JUST DO IT!" Please don't think youth will protect you, either. Though the for this cancer is 56 (and, guess what, I'm exactly 56), women as 22 have it. Age is not a factor. Thank you for your time. My best wishes for your continued health. Carolyn Independent Ads Get (You're reading this one aren't START YOUR OWN BUSINESS. WORK FLEXIBLE HOURS. ENJOY UNLIMITED EARNINGS. AVO-N CALL TOLL FREE (8001 735-SS67. Tuesday, Dec. 15,