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Ragan member of ' Bemidji Choir .'. The Bemidji Choir, which annually stages Bemidji State " University's world-renowned Madrigal Dinners each December, has gained and international reputation for excellence since it was founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson. Maggie Ragan, a freshman at BSU and a 2010 graduate of Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley High school, is a member of the choir. She is the daughter of John and Tammy Ragan of Ortonville. Every three years the Bemidji Choir undertakes a foreign tour. This year the Choir will be traveling to Germany. Under the guidance of Dr. P. Bradley Logan the Bemidji Choir has traveled abroad, they have represented the United States five time at the international choral festival, the Europa Cantat; in France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain. They have appeared in the Israel Festival and at the Zimriya, World Festival of Choirs in Israel. In addition to concerts, tours, and recordings, the choir has produced a series of Madrigal Dinners and Opera Nights in Bemidji and Minneapolis for more than four decades. Membership to the choir is by audition and is directed by Dr. P Bradley Logan. professor of music at BSU. KDIO Temps Hi Low Dec. 5 15 1 Dec. 6 15 3 Dec. 7 10 -2 Dec. 8 12 5 Dec. 9 37 14 Dec. 10 26 14 Dec. 11 16 -4 Blizzard :: !- Correction In last week's Ortonville Independent, the name of John Bengen's name was spelled incorrectly. Saving on home instn-mce is "No P lem." -undreds of thousands of families are saving money with Auto-Owners Insurance for their home and mobile home protection. Stop in and ask us about quality protec- tion, with Q flexible payment plans and "No Problem" claim service. Jluto-O necs Insurance Life Home Car Business Tom Kindt Agency 113 NW First Street,Ortonville MN Phone 320-839-6145 Christmas dinner at St. John's Church All are welcome to attend the FREE Community Christmas Dinner Saturday, Dec. 25. from 12 noon to 2 p.m. At St. John's Catholic Church Parish Center in Ortonville. RSVP's are welcome at 839-6166. but not required, to attend the dinner. Call Joe or Renee Eustice at 839- 6166 if you need a ride. want meals delivered or want to volunteer your help. Pie donations needed and monitary donations are welcome. They may be sent to St. John's Church. attn: Christmas Dinner. (ADVx2) Card shower set for Delton Silberstein Sr. Delton will be observing his 89th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 14. A card :shower is e i n g uested to help him cel- ebrate. Greetings well iiwishes may sent to 1 0 9 Evergreen a n e , ...... Ortonville, MN 56278. (ADV) Whempner benefit to be held Dec. 18 A Benefit and Silent Auction will be held for Diane Whempner, of Big Stone City, to help defray medical expenses, on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Big Stone Legion at Big Stone City, SD. Pulled pork sandwiches, salads and bars will be served: free will donation for the meal. If you are interested in donating a basket or silent auction item. or for more information, contact Amanda Athey at 320-325-5355. Supplemental Funds will be pro- vided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Branch 31319. (ADV) Open house set for Larry Roggenbuck A 75th birthday open house for Larry Roggenbuck will be held on Jan 1. 2011 at St. Charles Parish Hall. 106 3rd Ave. Big Stone City, SD from 2 to 5 p.m. No gifts please. It will be hosted by his children and grandchildren (ADVx2) Court report (Week of Dec. 3, 2010) Big Stone County Sheriff's Office Eric Samuel Huebner, Correll, DWI, Fined, $1,610, Local Confinement Stay 30 Days for one year, Supervised Probation one year. Scott Joseph Kleindl, Graceville, Speeding, 70/55, Fined $145. Mitchell Arlo Andrews, Graceville, Failure to Drive in Single Lane, Fined $135. MN State Patrol Randy J. Dunkel, Racine, WI, Speeding, 73/55, Fined $145. Mark Raymond Mlazgar, Bloomington, Speeding, 74/5, Fined $145. Bryan Bradley Shelstad, Ortonville, Driver Fails to Stop at Entrance of Through Highway, Fined $135. Bruce Lee Duclos, Aitkin, Speeding, 65/55, Fined $125. Adrian J. Gonzatez Gomez, Speeding, 74/55, Fined $145. Ortonville Police Department Jacob Michael Henrich, Bellingham, Speeding, 65/55. Fined $125. Library meet set The Pioneerland Library System Executive/Finance Committe will meet Thursday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Willmar Public Library. If you would like an agenda, a copy is available at your local library. ,z..~ WATSON-A one-vote difference in the mayor's race led to a recount in Watson, but the results of the Nov. 2 election stayed the same. The recount conducted showed Debra Birdsall as the new mayor with 43 votes. Buchanan with 42 votes. Buchanan had filed for the position and Birdsall was a write-in. BENSON- A first reading of an amendment to Benson's city charitable gambling laws passed Monday night that Would require 80 percent of the monies earned from charitable gambling to be spent in the Benson trade area. Benson's trade area includes every city and township within Swift County. For the most part, charitable gambling includes pull-tabs and bingo. The proposed law would allow 20 percent of the revenue to go outside the county, City Council Member Gary Landmark said. It was Landmark who asked the city council to consider the amendment. Currently, there is no provision in the law that dictates where the money has to be spent. DAWSON- Dawson Police Chief Andy Stock reported that sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 and 7:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, the Dawson VFW on Highway 212 was burglarized. The suspect or suspects stole a large amount of cash and checks. The Canby VFW was also burglarized during that weekend. The burglary is under investigation by the Dawson Police Department. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call the Dawson Police Department at 320-769-4700. MADISON-For adults who turn a blind eye to underage drinking at their home or an event they are hosting, stiffer penalties and criminal charges could be waiting. During the Nov. 30 Lac qui Parle County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioner Terry Overlander presented the idea of Lac qui Parle County adopting a social host ordinance. Similar to what Yellow Medicine County and Chippewa County have previously adopted, a social host ordinance holds individuals (social hosts) criminally responsible for hosting or allowing an event on private or public property where people under 21-years- old possess or consume alcohol, regardless of who supplies the alcohol. Penalties for violating the ordinance would be steep. Stulz said it would be classified as a misdemeanor, and offenders could face a $1.000 fine and/or 90 days in jail. The information provided was from the Yellow Medicine County social host ordinance and Stulz said Lac qui Parle County's ordinance would be nearly identical. The ordinance, like all other ordinances, can not be passed until a public meeting regarding the ordinance is held. No date or time was set for a public meeting, but commissioners did support the idea of pursuing a social host ordinance in the county. By Gail Maxwell 839-2207 Sally Tyler left for Colorado after spending a week or so with her mother Vi Hansen. Tom and Ruth Verheul and their children Ben and Amanda went back home to Wyoming after saying good bye to Vi. They all got home safely. Cousin Tom Karels of Odessa was a caller of Delores Karels on Wednesday, Dec. 1. David and Janet Weber baby sat Morgan and Brooke Haggerty; while their parents went Christmas shopping on Sunday. Dec. 5. Steve Weber and Chris and Andrew were visitors of David and Janet Weber Saturday night, Dec. 4. On Saturday, Dec. 4 Harvey and Jo Kelzer had supper at the Millstone m Milbank with their friends Harold and Mary Jane !ngalls of Clear Lake, SD. N~ck ICarels was a visitor at the Roman Karels? home from Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 4 for deer hunting. On Thursday night, Dec. 2 Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helgeson and Jason were supper guests at the Roman Karels' home. Matt Lamb's parents from Winnipeg Beach, Canada came to visit Matt and Laura Lamb and Sophia and Madeleine on Sunday, Dec. 5 The Early. Childhood Family Education Program held their Christmas party on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Ortonville School. Sixty people were there. Everyone had a great time Mark and Sandy Brown's twins Hannah and Brooke celebrated their fourth birthday with a party at Mark and Sandy's for friends and relatives on Saturday, Dec. 4. The knitting group that started at Village Crafts still meets, but at Java Jules every Tuesday at l p.m. Anyone is welcome to come. Knitters and crocheters met the first Thursday of every month at the Ortonville Senior Center. This group crochets and knits for the Salvation Army, hospice, etc. Anyone is welcome to join them. Jeanette Bohlman and Carol Bohlman went to South Shore, SD for a jam session. Jeanette Bohlman is a leader of a Bible study at Fairway View. They meet every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and are studying the Book of Genesis. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions call Jeanette Bohlman at 839-7099. Laurie Maas went to Fargo to visit her daughter Amanda and Amanda's fianc6 Adam McMahon on Sunday, Dec. 5. They went out for lunch and did some shopping. On Saturday, Dec. 4 Bob and Joan Foley and their four children Chris, Keely, Kiera, and Keenan went to a wedding at Christ the King Catholic Church in Mandan, ND for Bob's nephew Cody Bouman and Eve Horner. The wedding dinner and dance were all in Mandan. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Craig and Kippy Randleman traveled to Minneapolis to visit their daughter Emily. The family enjoyed supper together Tuesday evening and then attended the opening performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Orway Theater in St. Paul. A friend of Emily's from her freshman year at Morris, A.J. Eskeriege performed the part of Asher in the musical. Craig and Kippy returned home to Ortonville Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8. Johnny and Arlene Larson were out to Marlyn and Reva Schumacher's for the annual Lakeside Homemaker's Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8. It was for a delicious noon pot luck dinner. All the members were there except one who had gone south for the winter. Johnny and Arlene Larson celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Phyllis Schluter and Idella Ross stopped at Johnny and Arlene Larson's and played cards for a little while. Carol Knoll spent Thanksgiving in Honolulu, Hawaii with daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Jason Zumwalt and grandchildren Addie and Andrew. Also joining them was Jason's mother Teresa Zumwalt of Chula Vista, CA. They toured the Dole Pineapple Plantation, went snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, and enjoyed a luau at the Hale Koa Hotel where they stayed. Carol, Jason, and Teresa also visited the USS Arizona Memorial one week before the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was a very emotional experience. Brent and Brenda Zahrbock went to Lisbon. ND to visit Benjamin and Keri Zahrbock on Saturday, Dec. 4. SDSU representative at OHS Dec. 20 Kyle Jameson, a South Dakota State University admissions representative, will visit Ortonville High School to meet with students interested in attending SDSU. Jameson will there on Monday, Dec. 20 from 8:15-8:45 a.m. Jameson will be available to answer questions about the Jackrabbit Guarantee. academic programs, costs, financial assistance and any other quesuons students may have about attending State. I m I l I I l I I I m l , { iiii]* * I "STAY AND PLAY IN WILLMARI" Any Day, Any Standard Room, Any Hotel the months of November & December 2010 Illlllll lllll m I I l I I I m l I Special thanks to the third grade class of Big Stone City School! 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