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Good old days in the Ortonville area DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the files of the Ortonville Independent TOM AND MARIANNE MAGEE FOR THE WEEK OF Dec. 27, 2011 10 YEARS AGO Dec. 25, 2001 Crews are progressing on the Ortonville Area Health Services $4 million expansion project. Recent changes to the building's design have pushed back the completion date to late November of next year. Ortonville's United Appeal Board has raised a total of $12,000 in their campaign this holiday sea- son to benefit 19 groups and chaff- ties. Curt Pederson was the first prize winner in the holiday lighting con- test held in Bellingham this year. Ortonville's Board of Education discussed a survey, sent out to fam- ilies with children in grades fifth through 12tM regarding computer availability. The survey showed 91 percent of families have computers; 74 percent also had interact access. owned and operated Koroll's Shoes in Ortonville for many years. Ortonville is marketing the new Casea food service accounting sys- tem and recently installed the first of 55 such systems, which will be used in Minneapolis elementary schools. Partners in the new corpo- ration are Ortonville residents Curt Johnson, Paul Larson and Stuart Barnes. The master plan developed over the last two years for Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge has been completed and is available for review by any interested persons. Vic Stolpman has sold his Ortonville business, Stolpman Insurance, to his son Mark. Mark started with the Stolpman Agency in February of 1979 in Bellingham. Mike's Sinclair in Bellingham was burglarized last weekend according to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Department. Only cash was taken. The theft was reported Monday morning. Steven Lindquist and Susan Jurgens, when the final vote was taken on Saturday afternoon. Area banks have increased their CD interest to four percent as of Jan. 1, 1962. Ortonville businesses will remain open this Saturday evening until 9 p.m., the last night during the winter months. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Redepenning of Ortonville at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO 70 YEARS AGO Dec. 25, 1941 The Rev. Oscar A. Peterson of Wichita, KS, last week accepted the call to become the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church at Ortonville, Emmanuel Lutheran at Odessa and Salem Lutheran at Milbank, SD. The year 1942 will be ushered in at the Orpheum Theatre with a gala midnight show New Year's Eve. Entries for the second annual Golden Bantam Singles Classic at the Keglers' Klub Alleys, begin- ning Dec. 28, have already reached 108 and are expected to go to 150. Two Ortonville young men, Dick Stern and Bill Van Lith, have enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and will leave next Monday to begin their training. This column sponsored in part by Nelson Electric Brent Nelson 25 YEARS AGO Dec. 28, 1961 Dec. 24, 1986 Bicycle winners at Auchstetter Commercial & Residential Wiring ~ Licensed & Bonded in MN & SD Vertical Solutions, Inc. of Drug s boy and girl contest were Orlonville, MN 56278 320-839-2631 'x J Big Stone City News , KD O Temps By Gall Maxwell 839-2207 Monty and Lynn Athey and Jackson and Ashley Athey and Sophia attended the Athey family Christmas in Clear Lake on Saturday, Dec. 17. On Friday afternoon, Dec. 16 Robyn Wulff and Arlys Putt visited Ruth Torgerson. Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18 John and Joanne Torgerson of Big Stone visited Ruth Torgerson. Monday, Dec. 19 Vicky Torgerson visited Ruth Torgerson. Vern and Judy Lund brought and distributed some Christmas gifts to the' Golden Living Center from them and the Milbank Lion's Club to residents who have no family. Marion Larsen went to Canby over the Dec. 16 weekend with Dale and Trudy Martig of Clinton for Christmas at Marion's granddaughter's. On Saturday, Dec. 17 Suzann Harmening and her son Nathaniel went Christmas shopping in Aberdeen. Faye Athey went to Brookings on Monday, Dec. 19 to see her granddaughter in a Christmas concert. The Steinke family gathered at the Peter Steinke's on Saturday, Dec. 17 to celebrate Christmas. Peter and Pam Steinke attended Grace Thielke,s Sixth birthday at Sioux Historic with a skating party on Sunday, Dec. 18 in the late afternoon. Elmer and Charlotte Athey accompanied by Keith and Matthew Athey went to Pierre Thursday, Dec. 15 where Elmer and Matthew attended a Partners in Policymaking session on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday afternoon they drove to Sioux Falls where they spent the rest of the weekend visiting with Jason and Kristine Wurtz and family. They returned home Sunday night, Dec. 18. Harlan and Carolyn Munson went to visit their daughter Melissa and Max Newberg and family in Hawaii for a couple of weeks. They had a nice time and visit with their grandchildren and daughter and son-in-law. Peggy and Bob Dunston celebrated Peggy's birthday Friday the 16th by having 10 friends over for dinner. The friends were Larry and Karen Schumacher, Roger and Ann Frevert, DeWayne and Joyce Jenson, Arlyn and Barb Loeschke, and Lloyd and Judy Schneierman all from Big Stone. Peggy received a singing hound dog which will be a traveling gift among their friends. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Hi k_O_W_ Dec. 18 57 21 Dec. 19 34 14 Dec. 20 41 10 Dec. 21 37 19 Dec. 22 34 18 Dec. 23 39 21 Dec. 24 44 14 Registration for MN Organic Conference due by Dec. 30 Don't miss the chance to get a locally grown foods specially sourced reduced registration rate for the 2012 Minnesota Organic Conference. Early registrations must be post- marked by Dec. 30 to qualify for the discounted rate. The conference will be held Jan. 13-14 at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Organic growers, those consider- ing organic, and those just interested in learning more about organic pro- duction techniques will all find value in this event. The conference will feature two keynote speakers and 36 breakout sessions along with more than 70 trade show vendors. Attendees will also enjoy snacks and meals prepared with organic and from Minnesota and neighboring states. Whether interested in soil biol- ogy, weed management, season extension, livestock production, mar- keting, licensing rules, or insect and disease control, this conference has a lot to offer crop, livestock and veg- etable farmers alike. It's a great net- working opportunity for even first time attendees to feel right at home. Early bird registration saves atten- dees $25 off the cost of the two-day conference, and there are extra dis- counts for additional people from the same operation. See the brochure and registration materials at www, or call 651-201-6010. Rosen News By Adelaide Kirchberg Students of St. Joseph and St. James religion class participated in the Mass at St. Joseph's Church on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass with Fr. Robert Goblirsch celebrant. The group performed a bells Christmas hymn and sang "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" with Susan Karels accompanist. Mrs. Connie Mathres girls of Maple Grove were Dec. 17 weekend guests at the home of her mother Mrs. Julie Henrich. Kelli Sis of Fargo and Alex Sis of Alexandria spent Dec. 17 weekend at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Roger Sis. On Dec. 17 the families .of the late Frank and Marion Weber had their Christmas gathering at St. Joseph's School. Attending were David and Janet Weber family, Rick "and Sandy Weber, Dennis and Sandy Weber, Tom Weber family, Roger and Linda Sis and family and Ken and Becky Weber family. Mr. and Mrs. Luke Hoeppner and Hannah of Rochester were Dec. 17 weekend guests at the home of her parents Keith Hoffman. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hoffman and Nickolas were Saturday guests for their family f gathering. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fuxa of McCook Lake, SD and Adam Kirchberg of Willmar were Dec. 16 weekend guests at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Kirchberg. Additional Sunday, Dec. 18 dinner and afternoon guests for an-early Christmas were Mr. and Mrs. David Borgerson and Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg. Mrs. Steve Barr of Ortonville and grandson Evan Meyer of Freeport and Mrs. Dave Mork were Saturday forenoon Dec. 17 visitors at the Mrs. Adelaide Kirchberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Adelman were among relatives that attended the funeral of her brother Robert Kallhoff at the Legion Hall in Gary, SD on Tt~sday, Dec. 20, 2011. "Dennis Rademacher visited with Larry Reiffenberger at his home in Watertown on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Silva of Evan were Sunday, Dec. 18 guests at the home of her folks Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Millerbernd. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Karels were Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18 visitors at the Delrose Karels Lakeside Apartments in Ortonville. PRINTING Is Our Business ] THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT I NOW ON AT ZEMS in Milbank, SD W EnergyStar TVs & Appliances Furniture Bedding Flooring DECEMBER 26-29, 2011 INTEREST FREE FINANCING FOR 18 MONTHS with approved credit -rain. $499.00 Store Hours Mon.-Fri. 9am-5:3Opm Sat. 9am-4pm SOURCE APPLIANCE TV FURNITURE FLOORING M,223 E. 4th Ave.. Milbank, SD . 605-432-6491 1-800-435-2612 Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 INDEPENDENT " Page 5-