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HOUSE FOR SALE by owners in Madison, MN across from hospital, three bedroom, oak woodwork, hardwood floors, open stairway, three stained glass windows, privacy fence, four new trees, new sidewalk and shingles. Call for more information, if no one answers, please leave message. 763-550-0490 or 320-568-2567. Serious inquiries only.              36-TF


FOR SALE by owners. Farm place 6 miles west of Clinton Mn on county road 6. Three outdoor buildings sitting on 7 plus acres. 3 bedroom, 2 bath , cupboards 7 years old. New living room carpet, new kitchen flooring, new well in 2015. Three stall garage off the house and 1 ½ on the house. Call for more information. 320-808-9547 or 320-305-0486. Serious inquires only please.       4-2*



ALANON MEETINGS every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Ortonville Community Center (use side entrance). Friends and family of alcoholics are invited.                                    32-TF*


AA MEETINGS every Monday, 8:30 a.m., 400 Washington St., Big Stone City, SD and every Tuesday, 8 p.m., Ortonville Community Center, 200 Monroe Ave. (use side entrance).

     25-TF*

FOR RENT-Efficiency apartment, downtown Ortonville. Call Paul, 605-949-0545.   



HELP WANTED Person to do light house cleaning, small amount of outdoor work, some light painting. Call 320-839-6152. Please leave message if no answer.          4-1*


CARD of thanks

Thank you to all who so kindly and whole-heartedly stepped in to help us during our time of sorrow following the loss of our dad, Gene Nelson.  Our special heart-felt thanks to Pastor Dave and all the members of First English that lovingly stepped forward to greatly assist us with the funeral and the provision of lunch for everyone afterwards; to Kathy Haukos, Ronda Sellin and Brent Zahrboch for their beautiful gift of music shared during the service; to Tim and Kari at Mundwiler-Larson Funeral Home for seamlessly orchestrating everything from Colorado to Minnesota; and to all our beloved friends and family in Minnesota, especially Big Stone County, for your comforting presence at the visitation and funeral, the comforting words, and the outpouring of sympathy cards, flowers, and memorial gifts.  “Home” was always Big Stone County for our dad!  A special expression of gratitude to Sid and Jen Randleman for making arrangements for a place for us all to stay together in Ortonville, coming from all corners of the country.

4­­-1*        Karen & Rob Hardwick,

Bill & Deb Nelson,

John & Dee Nelson,

Don & Maggie Nelson,

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren


CARD of thanks

Thank you to the Ortonville Independent and the Ortonville and Big Stone City merchants for the wonderful Christmas gift of scrip money.  My heart skipped a beat when I heard my name called. I have been having a lot of fun shopping locally to spend it. 

4-1                         God Bless you all!

Cathy Karels

Ortonville