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LOTS FOR SALE in Big Stone City. City sewer and water. 2+ acre lots overlooking the lake and some small lots. Ready to build. Call 605-949-3087.       9-TF*

FOR SALE: Class A Motorhome. 1998 Fleetwood, 36 feet long, 36,000 miles, great condition. Has 2 slideouts, generator and was kept inside. $25,000 605-949-3948          23-TF*

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).


FOR RENT: Two bedroom apartment with single garage. No smoking or pets. $500 a month. Call 605-949-3948.      17-TF*

FOR RENT-Apartments, downtown Ortonville, one efficiency and one 1-bedroom. Call Paul, 605-949-0545.                                      19-TF*

monarch heights in Ortonville, MN is accepting applications for a high school position. Approximately 23 hours every two weeks. Must be 16 years of age. Some benefits included. Training is provided. Applications can be picked up between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.     10-TF*

HELP WANTED-Part time press assistant wanted at the Ortonville Independent. Must be willing to learn. Valid drivers license and heavy lifting required. Good communication skills a must. Please call Phil at 320-815-7918 if interested.                             12-TF

HELP WANTED-Part time maintenance person for 18 unit apartment building. $12 per hour. Must have own tools, transportation, knowledge and references. 320-839-3305


In Loving Memory

The family of Florence Christensen extends our warmest thanks to every one who helped make this time of sadness and thankfulness possible. A special thanks to Pastor Friedrich for his service and his many visits to Florence at Bethesda, thank you Pastor Kruse for your prayers and participating in the committal service, thank you Marvelle Stone for a beautiful solo and to the members of Redeemer who served dinner. Florence was a lady of smiles, which she offered instantly, she never missed greeting a small child at church, the grocery store or street. Our Savior now has a full-time smiling greeter.

God Bless her memory.

Butch Christensen


The 18 month battle of Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer has come to an end for John Tobin, loving and caring Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Friend. He has WON his fight and his soul has been taken up to heaven by the Holy Spirit and is now free of his pain and suffering and enjoying Eternal Life Everlasting.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for family, friends, neighbors and the entire community who have been there for us during this difficult time.

A special thanks to Dr. Bob Ross for being with us at our home when John took his last breath. Father Brian Oestreich for being with us right before his last breath and his many visits and for making this time so special for us. Thanks to the hospice nurses, Dr. Steen and our very dear and faithful neighbors in West Meadowbrook. We couldn't have made it through this journey without all of you. You're THE BEST!

The Celebration of John's Life has left us with a very warm heart. It was definitely a "JOHN" type of Celebration. We all know he was grinning from ear to ear watching this marvelous tribute to him. And we all know he's up in heaven making friends with everyone!

God Bless All of You!


Audrey Tobin

Kelly (Dan) Heselton, Leah, Jill, Allie and Susan

Jason (Kari) Tobin, Aiden, Anna and Sarah

MULTI-PARTY GARAGE SALE: June 24, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., June 25, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 441 Otto Ave., Ortonville, across from the Hospital Emergency entrance. Stroller, bikes, childrens clothes, collector plates, George Forman grill, crock pot, lots of kitchen cookware, casseroles, Christmas decor.                          24-1

Special thanks to all the faithful returning and new donors who took time for our Blood drive  held June 14th in Ortonville “the need is constant, the gratification is instant”.

Thanks to Kate Heinecke, Sue Hanratty, Ev Johnson, Carol Neuman, Craig Randleman, David Rogers, Bruce Swigerd and Norm Shelsta for the volunteer work provided. Also thank you Methodist ladies for the delicious meal  provided.  The ADA, and Women of the Moose for the donated food.

Thank you to the first timers namely, Mary Weber, Rachel Fenhaus, Kayla Rockensock, Megan Bowling,  and Sandy Weber

12 gallon pin to Dorothy Rakow

8 gallon pin to Gary Ninneman

3 gallon pin to Daren Ehrenberg

1 gallon pin to Becki Hughes

Evie Swigerd

Ortonville Co-ordinator


The family of Harvey Plathe extends our heartfelt gratitude to the many individuals and organizations who have offered love, support, care, encouragement and assistance during Harvey’s 2 year journey with cancer.

Our sincere thank you to:  Homecare and Hospice; Fr Brian and Fr Tony Plathe; Zahrbock Funeral Chapel; St Michael/St Joseph’s choirs; St Michael’s serving group; Bellingham Community Center; Crazy Apron Catering; Bellingham-Matthies American Legion Post 441;  Marietta American Legion Post 156 and Color Guard; and of course family, neighbors and friends who stopped by for a visit, or drove by with a wave, or sent a card, or called with a word of encouragement, or brought a meal, or whispered a prayer, or just listened . . . we are grateful for the many many people who have blessed our family and who have honored the memory of our husband, dad, brother, uncle, grampa, great grampa.

            With thanksgiving: 

Lila Plathe, Janet, Arnie, Dave, Jeff, Debbie, Denise, Joel, Beth, John, Shelly and families

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