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:00od old days in the q)rtonville area |. Dec. 29, 1992 ghting contest winners in ville were the following :. mann the city electricai ntendent, Shar Petersen place in commercial; en Laughlin, city clerk, istrator, Gene Bornhorst Unrise Motel, second , commercial; Merlin lt, first place residential; n Hedge, _se_ol place ntial, Glenn Nelson third residential and Hair ic third place, commer- il Kelly has been named re chief of the Big Stone bept. :WAS SOME TIME AGO, when Independent publisher Jim took in Boone, Iowa, when then Russian Premier Nikita was visiting the operation of the Garst Feed plant there. Nikita in center and, to his left, is Mr. Garst. A photo of Jim at this event appeared at that time jn Life magazine. Sara Kaercher has been named to make a three weeks tour of Europe next summer by the U.S. Collegiate Wind Band. Rev. Wil Hansen and Lee Whiting have taken more than 300 toys each year to the Sisseton drop-in center. The Ray Seilers of Bellingham were the winners of the Bellingham decorating contest. Second place went to the Dick Ohms and third place to the Howard Shakes and Erwin Pedersons. 25 YEARS AGO Dec. 21, 1977 Nancy Schultz was chosen , alternate Presentation College snow queen at Aberdeen. Engineers exllained l, hat the plan is to no longer run Hwy 7 through Ortonville's main street. The plan is to go up the hill just north of the Lakeside Fruit Farm and angle off to Hwy. 75. Prairie Five Community Action Council has opened a new clothing bank in Odessa at the Village Hall. Lem Kaercher has a new license plate with the abbrevi- ation for Lem 'n Drops - LEM-OPS. Ramona Gruse and Ruth Potter were presented 50 year pins from the Laurel Crown Chapter. 50 YEARS AGO Jan. 8, 1953 Glenn Seaton was named chairman of the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday at the reorganization of the coun- t)' board. Big Stone county attorney, C.J, Benson, was elected presi- dent of the Minnesota County Attorneys association at the convention of the association in Minneapolis. Robert Pflueger was installed as the president of the Ortonville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. Other officers are Dr. Fran Karn, Leonard Thrall and Don Geier. Marie Sandberg and Robert Lindholm were united in mar- riage Dec. 27 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pillatzki of Ortonville, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novotny of Ortonville, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Strei of Revillo, DO MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville Independent S. D., a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schmieg of Rosen, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Germain Adelman of Odessa, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Hasslen of Ortonville and a girl to Mr and Mrs. Donald Fierstine of Ortonville. 70 YEARS AGO Dec. 22, 1932 Reports have been received that plans are underway for the seining of rough fish from Big Stone Lake. The Orange and Black quintet won over the Montevideo basketball team 24 to I l last Friday. Reorganization of the First National Bank has progressed to the stage of only securing the banking departments approval and setup and final instructions. Velzora Reynolds was elected captain of the Ortonville High School bas- ketball team. This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson Commercial & Residential Wiring ~ Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Ortomdlle, MN 56278 320-839.2631 statewide fish limits approved mzts for crappy, sunfish. tm. ,.h,,, .... ta h,! ..... ,vP RChmo and catfish will take effect The limit.chang=are thearesatt of ":7 da'ta- s'howl'hat-la'ke" trout 3 fishing opener next May, extensive biological analysis and pub- -hrvests have been above recom- esota Department of Natural lic input that began about two year "" mended levels on many water in announced to(l. ay. The limit ago. Most Minnesota game fish limffs n"o-rthea-st Minnesota'andthe average Will affect all Inlano waters Minnesota-Canada border have remained unchanged for the last 40 to 70 years, yet fishing pressure and technology have increased dra- matically during that time, according to Ran Payer, director of the DNR Fisheries Division. "Our limits have been in place for so long that whatever rationale there may have been for them has been lost," Payer said. 'We wanted to do an extensive review to see if limit size of crappie and sunfish has been declining statewide. The new limit on lake trout is expected to decrease the statewide harvest by as much as 30 percent on average and will help maintain lake trout populations at a higher level. The crappie and sunfish limit changes are expected to reduce har- vest by only 3 to 4 percent, but the harvest reduction could be greater on lakes with exceptional fisheries. The changes could help stabilize the and possession limits will be for three species, with crap- going from 15 to 10, sunfish to 20, and lake trout from 'o The daily and possession I[ catfish will remain at five, Jane over 24 inches and two Catfish will be allowed in the oy To The World May the spirit of the season shine brightly upon you and your family. And may an abundance of peace and joy dwell in your heart forever. !ld //  N MerryChristmas J" r'A r,.,ll Charles Freoert 1" / IV    Mini'Motor Repair Big Stone City, SD fitiT ilIISilES { I '-..- [] ..u,. BI ,.lu !1 ,',", i ills IIc-.X, illl "-t:1 We've Oeen burning the candle at both enos to get ready for Chnstmas, anO now that it's here we'd hke tO say "than", to all of you w'no've helped light utD our hves throughout the yeaO IBARR'S ELECTRIC Bob & Steve ORTONVILLE, MN J i i ii the number of large northern pike, but most anglers rejected a statewide slot liit during the public input process: The DNR decided instead to propose special regulations for nor,hem pike on a fiumber of lakes around the state, which received support from anglers. This proposal is being finalized and details will be announced soon. "We had to balance the interests of anglers who wanted more drastic changes with others who preferred no changes," said Payer. "We learned a lot in this process and had a great dia- logue with anglers. One conclusion most of us reached is that we will need to review fish limits more often in the future." declining trend in average size for those species. Limit changes were also consid- ered for northern pike, walleye, brown trout, and largemouth and smallmouth bass. The biological analysis showed that statewide population trends for walleye, brown trout, and largemouth and smaiimouth bass were stable or increasing. As a result, limit changes were not proposed for those species. "We will continue to look for opportunities to improve fishing for walleye, bass and brown trout with special regulations on specific lakes and streams," Payer said. The analysis did show a decline in Dotunl_glRi31nt:; THRFIi( Whatever's on your program this holiday season, we hope it's filled with harmony and joy. We really appreciate your doing business with us and look forward to seeing you in the new year. look l00o00a,td to rio. 2 003. Nassau Farmers Elevator Nassau, MN 56272 Phone 1-800-842-1391 or 320-668-2323 Dataworks, Inc. IIIIIIIIII ()bituaries Frank Weber Funeral Services for Frank Weber, age 83, of Ortonville were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Fr. Robert Goblirsch served as Celebrant with Ft. Jack Nordick serving as Concelebrant. The organist was Pat Kunz and the St. John's and St. Joseph's Choirs provided special music. Honorary pallbearers were the Hospice Team Members, Marlys Pillatzke, Frank was united in marriage to Marian Schmieg on Sept. 12, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rosen. At retirement the couple moved to Ortonvill.e where Frank started to do lawn care, gardening and snow removal. He enjoyed watching wrestling and attended several pro wrestling matches He loved to watch his grandchildren and great grandchildren play. Frank was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Frank passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 15, 2002 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville reaching the age of 83 years, three months and three days Survivors include wife, Marian Cindy Enke, Peggy Weber of Ortonville, six children, John L ..... DtlJay We e, six chiln Dennis Sis and Kenneth Weber. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Rosen Frank Marcellus Weber was born Sept. 12, 1919 at Lakeshore Township, Madison, to parents John and Barbara (Demuth) Weber. He grew up on a farm and continued to farm throughout all his life. Frank was a grain and dairy farmer and he was especially proud of his dairy cattle He also had a special love for each one of his farm dogs. Weber of Kerkhoven, Linda (Roger) Sis of Rosen and Kenneth (Becky) Weber of Shakopee, one sister, Justine Anderson of Ortonville and three sisters-in-Law Florence Weber of Dawson, Dorothy Weber of Bellingham and Beulah Weber of Fairmont; twelve grandchildren, three great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The Larson Funeral florae of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. It's easy to get overloaded dt tN00g the holidays. Lighten the load and stay safe. Keep in mind flaat even small holiday I)ulbs carD, enough current to be dangerotts. Tos out decorations with worn or flvlved cords. Don't overload circuits or mn cords under rugs or fumiture. And akvays turn off electric decorations before you go to sleep. Use extra care around electriciW and you'll keep the holidays bright and happy. , ........ Orrta00 Power Company :: i z il Dec. 24, 2002 INDEPENDENT Page 5c