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ays zn REMEMBER THE WINTER OF 1968-69? If so, then you'll readily recall this Independent photo, showing a stuck Milwaukee train just west of Big Stone City. Standing atop the high snowbank, at left, is Jim Strege of Ortonville. Snowfall for that year came to just under 100 inches. Mary Anne Gimmestad of Ortonville submitted this clipping taken from an earlier edition of the Ortonville Independent. FOR THE WEEK OF Toys, Crafts and Hobbies Store was Dec. 14, 2010 held last Friday by members of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of 10 YEARS AGO Commerce Dec. 12,2000 New enlisted members of the National Wildlife Refuge Ortonville National Guard are Volunteer of the Year for 2000 is Aaron Saeger, Josh Kafka, Adam Sonja Pinkert. Refuge Project Vanderwal and Dustin Johnson. Leader Ron Cole presented the Saeger is an OHS Junior, Kafka an award. OHS Senior, while Vanderwal and Vocal groups from the Johnson are both seniors at Ortonville High School music Wheaton High School. department will present their annu- al Christmas concert tonight, 25 YEARS AGO Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the high school Dec. 11, 1985 auditorium. It is entitled "The Mike Schmigdall was elected Many Moods of Christmas." Ortonville's new mayor last An official ribbon cutting for the Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the city's bien- nvl area nial election. Incumbent second ward alderman Leonard Olson won ~l~tr~.~,~ re-election, Paul Taffe won a three- I;;'!.~ c.'~-'~),~ way race for first ward alderman and Bob Dybvig was elected the "~'~:~,,a_" -"rx" " new alderman-at-large. ~) ~' A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. ~'::~~ John Stolpman, Bellingham. Bob Watkins, State Highway . Trooper, has retired, as of Nov. 30. after serving 31 years as a member of the Minnesota State Patrol. The first dollar of clear profit for one of Ortonville's newest busi- nesses, Andy's Bait Shop, was pre- sented to owner Cliff Anderson by Mike Schmigdall, president of the Ortonville Area Civic and Commerce Association. 50 YEARS AGO Dec. 15, 1960 With the jury picked for the trial of Barton Flowers of St. Paul, the criminal case is expected to get underway Thursday. Bob Barr has been re-elected fire chief for the Ortonville Fire Department. This area's newest supper club, Miller's Lagoona Beach Club. will open Thursday, Dec 15. Bill Miller announced today. Upwards of 1.200 children were presented bags of candies and nuts last Saturday by Santa Claus. John Tobin was presented with the most valuable player award at the Downtown Quarterback foot- ball banquet. Fire leveled the John Ross farm home Tuesday morning. No one was injured. 70 YEARS AGO Dec. 12, 1940 John Vipond was elected presi- dent of the Ortonville Rod and Gun Club for the coming year at a meet- From the files o! the Ortonvil|o Ir~iopendont ing held last night at the Armory. He succeeds Oscar Everson. Leonard Ross was chosen vice president. Jack Hartzell secretary, and C.J. Martinson was re-elected treasurer. Thirty five years of faithful service in the same position will terminate on Jan. 1 when Chas. E. Scofield retires from being treasur- er for the local fire department in favor of F.A. Grosenick. An open meeting of Ortonville clergy and church members were held at the Armory Tuesday, Dec. 10 for the purpose of giving final form to plans for religious day schools to be conducted in the com- munity. Grades seven, eight and nine will be released from public school time for religious instruction from l to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Everall Kurtz of Ortonville on Saturday. f This column sponsored in part by Rock Solid Since 1876 Ortonville, MN 320-839-6131 ~,~'r ~ ;.~~ - ''~- ....... . ~iL,~'i,.~7?;i, MARY KLAGES OF ORTONVILLE was honored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Big Stone County Extension Committee for her years of service as a board member. She served on the committee for six years and was the vice chair for two years. Iylary and her husband Jeff are 4-H leaders in Big Stone County and lease beef cattle to local 4-Her's. ( car stereo sales &installation ) call Phil at 320-8 5-7918 J By Adelaide Kirchberg Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strei of Marietta and Gene Strei of Rosen attended the funeral of their sister-in-law and aunt Rosemary (Strei) Kelzer at St. Mathew's Church in St. Paul on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Radermacher were Saturday evening Dec. 4 visitors at the Josh Moen home at Milan. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wildung of Ortonville were Sunday, Dec. 5 dinner and afternoon guests at the Bud Radermacher home. Lexi Adelman of Ortonville spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday at the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman. Brad Pastika of Fargo spent Dec. 4 weekend at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Adelman. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd spent Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Tom Schwarz home in New Ulm. Erwin Pederson's name was called at the drawing in Bellingham on Wednesday, Dec. 8, he was not present, so the drawing will be for $100 on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Wishes for a blessed and joyous Christmas season and a big thank you to all that contributed news items for the Rosen news in 2010. By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Friday night, Dec. 3 Wade, Mark, and Claire Van Dover headed to Aberdeen, SD where Claire played a sixth grade girls' basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday. Zero-three start for the year had Claire calling her coach more than dad. P.S. when you lose it is the coaches fault. When you win you have great players. Saturday, Dec. 4 after the shopping in Sioux Falls and returned program "Hallelujah" at the Lutheran to a surprise birthday party for Cindy Church in Arden Hills. and Gary Van Hout on Saturday night, Dec. t 1 Bob and Peg Dunston went Dec. 4 with friends and relatives, to St. Cloud and went to the Lutheran Both of them celebrated their 50th Church because their granddaughter birthday, was chosen to be Santa Lucia at the Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5 there was church. (Santa Lucia is the Swedisl'/ a family birthday party for Lavina celebration of the patron saint Santa Loeschke at Golden Living Center in Lucia. She wears a white robe, has a Milbank. Ralph and Lavina's three crown of candles on her head, and children Donavon Loeschke, Arlyn carries a tray of coffee and buns.) Loeschke and his wife Barb, and On the weekend of Dec. 3 Marion tournament Wade Van Dover and the Glenda Loeschke hosted the party. Larsen went with Trudy and Dale kids headed for Watertown to watch Those present were Donavon and Martig to the Cities. They stayed at [ :~iiiii~ Joe Van Dover wrestle in the Cindy's children Derrickand his wife Richard Larsen's and went to i Watertown Invitational Tournament. Eliza Loeschke and Donavon's and Richard's daughter Anna's Christmas i Joe got his first win and his little Cindy's daughter Kendra and Adam concert with the St. Thomas choir at ~... ] " brther Paul thinks he might be a Rademacher'wrestler. Orchestra Hall. They also visited T~ ,,~O_~4~y~~) ~~ ~ ~i: ii~i ! Sunday evening, Dec. 5 Wade and Lamoine,,Herrmann attended the - " :Nii ................ :~ii~i!i~ Cindy Van Dover went up to Val and "Hallelujah Christmas program on ~'~ ~ ~(~" Paula Rausch s and had a great time Saturday, Dec. 4 at North Heights catchinguponkids, grandkids, andLutheranChurchatArdenHills. She 6~3~ illI Irish setters. Paula made a mean bowl enjoyed it very much. dg~ ~-:~ ~ :~ of popcorn. 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